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VOLUME XLIX, NUMBER 64. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1911. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEA].
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
People Who Are Visiting Friends in
Prosperity 'and Prosperity Peo
ple Who Are Visiting Away.
Prosperity, Aug. 10.-Mrs. J. F.
Browne and little Misses Elizabeth
Browne and Rebecca Harmon are vis
iting in Greenwood.
Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Leslie have re
turned from Leesville.
Prof. and Mrs. L. A. Sease are
guests of Dr. G. Y. Hunter.
Miss Lena Clinkscales, of Ander
on, is spending this week with Miss
Mesdames Geo. S. Bearden and R.
Luther are visiting in Columbia.
& Miss Marguerite Devore has return
eZ,to Ninety Six, accomp'anied by Miss
Mrs. D. P. Boyd, of Newberry, is
-spen4ing a few days with Miss Joe
Mrs. J. A. Kinard and little son, of
Little Mountain, are visiting Mrs. Joe
Mrs. Henry L. Parr has returned to
Newberry, after a visit to Mrs. J. P.
Mr. W. P. B. Harmon, of Ninety Six,
spent the week-jend, in town.
Mrs. I. S. Caldwell has gone 'to
'Staunton, Va., for a month's stay.
L Miss Irene Curlee, of Winssboro, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Miss Susie Quattlebaum has return
ed from a vidit to Batesburg.
Mr. E. S. Kohn, of Columbia, is vis
iting Mr. W. J. Wise.
Mrs. E. E. Young and Master George
Wise have gone to Williamson.
Mrs. A. H. Kohn and Miss Nell
Kohn, ;of Columbia, are guests at the
Mrs. L. M. Calhou4, of Barnwell,
and Miss Toy Lathan,'of Little Moun
tain, are guests of Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Items From St. Paul.
St. Paul, Aug. 9.-The program that
had been arranged for exercises by
the small children of the Sunday
-school was very successfully carried
out Sunday morning at 10 o'clock fol
lowed by a short sermon by the Rev.
Y. von A. Riser. Our Sunday school
is getting along ,fairly good.~ We
bave on the roll at 'present shout 110
pupils. The young people of the con
gregation have also organized a Young
People's 'society. Thg officers of this
societya will meet at the church Sun
4ay safternoon at 4.30 for the
purpose, of receiving members, but all
the young people of the congregation,
-also of other congregations, who come
will feel interested in this work, and
ome out and help this work along.
~Dr. Sligh had a very severe attack
Surday and Sunday, but is doing
some better 'at this writing.
Sorry to say Mrs. Y. von A. Riser
has been confined to her room for a
few days with fever, also Miss Agnes
Richardson but all are on the mend.I
Prof. Riser, superintendent of tha
-city school Aiken, S. C., and Prof. M.
\C. Riser, a meinber of the faculty of
Newberry college, spent a week quite
recently with their brother, Rev. Y.
'von A. Riser.
Mr. Clemson Wilson, of near New
berry, spent Saturday and Sunday, the
guest of Mr. Clyde Epting.
*Miss Nannie' Mae sligh is visiting
friends in Saluda county this week.
Mr. J. M. Stone and daughter, Miss
nez, also his little son, Grady, of
clifse, spent the past week with
ne's sister, Mrs. Geo. Richard
Louise Counts is visiting a
d at Pomaria this week.
iss Sara Wicker, of Newberry, is
ting her sister, Mrs. H. 0. Stone.
e have had some fine road work
one in this section for the past few
weeks by the county chain gang for
which we are very thankful to the
county supervisor. -
-'We had interesting speeches at St.
Paul's on July 28, on the good road
question, made 'by Messrs. C. T.
Wyche, Geo. Y. Hunter and W. G.
Fodder pulling is now in order
through this section of the county.
We have been having some very
fine rains quite recently which will do
our cotton a great deal of good.
W. B. Boinest, L. C. Trout
.Wedaman have gone to;
lege to spend a few days.J
BACHMAN CHAPEL NEWS.
Crop Conditions Much Improved as a
Result of the Recent Rains.
Slighs, Aug. 10.-The farmers, are
through laying by their crops and
since the rains have been coming so
regularly the crops are growing fine.
With favorable weather the late cot
ton may do very well. It is growing
and fruiting nicely now. Most of the
corn is good.
I have heard of a great many wells
failing, In fact, some are dry.
This has been a remarkably dry
year, but if the cotton had come up to
a stand at first there would have been
the finest crop made in many years.
The cost of cultivation has been
much less than last year.
We certainly appreciate the weath-1
er report given out to us through the
Southern Bell telephone exchange
daily. Of course we don't expect the
weather every time to be just exactly'
as predicted, but some of the reports
come very close to it.
Mr. E. L. Strauss has purchased an
engine and saw mill outfit. Mr.
Strauss has recently had a quantityl
of very fine timber killed by bugs
and he intends sawing the remainder.
He hopes to get started to sawing in
two or three weeks.
We are*soon to have another new
enterprise in this section. Mr. J. D.
Quattlebaum intends lighting his
house, and around his home wherever
needed, with electricity. He will gen
erate the power with water, and has
an embankment built of rock and
cement across the creek near his home
On account of the organ used at
Colony failing, it was thought best
to get a new one, and we hope to bave
it by next Sunday, .the 13th.
Mrs. Jas B. Baker, accompanied by
her cousin, Mr. John Raymon Baker,
of Whitmire, is spending this week
with Mrs. Baker's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thos. L. B. Epps.
Mr. T. L. B. Ep.s and family, ac
companied by Mrs. . B- Baker and
Mr. Jno. Raymon Bak, of Whitmire,
spent last Tuesday at tho home of Mr
and Mrs. C. B. Halfic-". near New
Mr. W. B. Franklin and family vis
ited Mr. and Mrs.i El'ah Franklin and
family, of Goldiville, fro4a last Friday
Mr. Jno. T. Franklin, who has an
attack of fever, is improving.
There will be a picnic at Bethel
school house, near Pomaria, on Wed
neday, August 16, under the auspices
of Ash Grove camp, No. 194, W. 0. W.,
of Pomaria. A game of baseball will
be played in the afternoon between
Pomaria and Saluda, on the Pomaria
diamond. The public is cordially in
vited to attend. W.
SENATOR PASSES TO EEST.
William Pierce Frye Dies at His Home
in Lewiston, MIe.-State's Faith
Lewiston, Me., Aug. 8.-The State
of Maine lost its senior United States
senator and almost life-long faithful
servant when William Pierce Frye
died today at the home of his daugh-~
ter, Mrs. Helen White, in this city.
The end came at 3.55 p. m. At his
bedside were Mrs. White and his other
daughter, Mrs. Alice Briggs, who also
resides in Lewiston. . Athough he had
been ill for a long time, death came
Forced by the condition of his
health to.resign his position as pres
ident pro tempore of the senate at the
beginning of the present session of
congress, although he retained his
membership in the senate, Senator
Frye soon afterward made his last
journey from Washington to the city
which always had been his home. For
several weeks his condition was not
considered necessarily dangerous. Up
to last week he rested in comparative
comfort, spending much of his time in
reading or having some member of
his family read to him.
Piney Woods Farmers' union will
hold their annual picnic in front of
Piney Wood's ~parsonage August 18.
The public is cordially invited to at-1
THE NEWS OF WHITMIRE.
New Buildings-Mrs. Fant Sells Her
Whitmire, Aug. 9.-Mr. W. D. Suber
has 'bought from Mrs. Jno. P. Fant the
house which she and family occupied
while here. Mr. Suber will move into
the house at an early date.
Mr. James Abrams, who oversees
for Mrs. Victoria Coleman, has bought
the George Hughey place. He will
build a nice residence there. '1he
lumber has been shipped and is being
hauled out each day.
-Mr. Wim. Scott has had lumber saw
ed for his new dwelling. He will build
on his place near the Brick house
Misses Mary and Louise Bat-s, of
Carlisle, are visiting Mrs. W. A. An
Mr. Jno. Scott, Mr. Willialh Scott
and Miss Sallie Lou Scott spent Sab
bath with relatives here. -They wor
shipped with the congregation at tlie
Mr. Sam Young had his vacation
last week. He spent part of the time
Miss Willie Duckett went d3wn to
Columbia last week and her sister,
Miss Myrtle Duckett returned -home
with her. Miss Myrtle Duckett went
to Columbia several months ago and
was in training as a nurse. She had
a long spell of typhoid fever, and is at
home regaining her strength.
Mr. Henry Tidmarsh went up to
'Coronaca a few days- since, looking
after some business interest of the
Mr. Clough Rice 'and Miss Frances
Rice have their vacation this week.
They are visiting the home-folks at
' Miss Ruth Crosby, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. 0. A. Jeffcoat,
has gone to Spartanburg,. where she
will have work as a stenographer.
Mrs. David Duncan has returned
from a short visit to her sister in
The Foreign Missionary society and
Ladies Aid society of the Methodist
church will meet with Mrs. M. E.
Abrams at her home this evening.
Messrs. Thad Coleman and Wm.
Watspn went over to Newberry last
Miss Butler Fant is spending the
week with her friend Misi Myrtle
Mrs. B. H. Herreni and children, af
ter a pleasant stay with 'relatives in
Marion, have returned home.
Little Henry, one of the interesting
twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. Sub
er, is quite i-ll with some form of fever.
Rev. Ray Anderson is conducting a
tent meeting near Maybint,on. He
preached there very successfully last
Mr. and Mrs. Z. H. Wright and Mrs.
Robert Wright, after an extended visit
to relatives here, have returned to
their home at Denmark. Mrs. Robert
Duckett and daughter accompanied
Miss Inez Dobbins is spending thne
week renewing old acquaintances in
the O'Dells neighborhood.
Miss Annie Belle Sligh, left Satur
day for a vtsit to her sister, Miss Mat
tie Lee Sligh at Montreat, N. C.
Miss Sarah Shannon is spending ti"
week with Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Abrams.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hlipp and daugh
ters are visiting relatives in the
county this week.
Miss Kate Har.grove has returned
from a pleasant stay with the old
folks at home.
The family of Dr. R. R. Jeter are
spending the summer in the moun
tains of N. C.
"Why do they call a bell boy in a
"Because he's always off when you
need him most, I guess."--Boston
In No Danger.
"Do you consider it a sin to be
"No; at the present price of living
I consider it impossible."-Chicago
Of course, the ice trust advances
prices because the ice is so much
cooler than formerly.-Atlanta Con
THE IDLER. *
I thought I would quit writing and
retire to private life, but somehoi*,
you know, I have formerd the habit
and it is very hard to leave off bad
habits, and mighty hard to form good
habits. In fact, you know, I have
about come to the conclusion that it
is very true, as some one has said,
that man i's nothing but a bundle of
habits. It is, therefore, of the utmost
importanbe that the young should be
very careful in the habits that are
formed while they are still young.
You can get in the habit of doing and
of saying kind and pleasant things and
it comes natural to do and say things
like that. Then you can get in the
habit of being cross and of saying
mean things and these t4ings soon
become a part of your nature and
when you try to do good it becomes
almost impossible. So I have formed
the habit of writing and I guess I will
just have to keep on writing. I hope
I may some time write somebhIng that
will be helpful and make somebody
happier and better and give an In
spiration to a higher living.
I have been thinking about life a
good deal lately. I have about come
to the conclusion that It Is best not to
think too much, but to do your duty
as.it comes to you and to try to make
some one else happy while you live,
and to leave the rest to the All-Wise
ruler of the universe. We don't know
much about it. It Is all mystery. We
are strong and healthy today. Tomor
row we are on a bed of affliction and
*oon we are gone. I have often won
dered why people should 'be unkind
and grasping and selfish and cruel.
At best it is short and we soon pass
on and leave the stage for some one
I have just read an article in the
Atlanta Journal of January 1, 1911,
by Bishop Candler, on "Our Changeful
Years, Our Changeless God," and
while it is a little -long and was writ
ten for the beginning of the new year,
I 'want to print It in mypcolumn. It Is
comforting to feel that duty and God
retnain to grief stricken sou-ls, and
while one sighs in vain for the touch)
of vanishied lIands and the sound of
voices forever hushed, there is a
duty to be done and while we a4re left
we must 'be .about that duty. It is
true, however, that the burdens are
heavy which can be laid down only at
the gate of the grave. But here is the
article, read .It through, it 'will do
Very shallow and rivolous must be
the soul upon whiich the solemn pro
cession of the years makes no imnpres
sion. The mere on-going of time by
which, whether we will or not, we are
ever borne nearer and nearer the end
of our lives on earth must at times
seriously affect every serious mind.
The noblest spirits whose words
have been preserved by mankind have
been raised to loftiest contemplations
by the consideration of the flight of
time and the approach of the eternal'
Moses the man of God, left alone in
the wilderness with non e of them
around him who came with him out
of Egypt, cries out to God, "Thou car
riest them away as with a flood...
We spend our years as a tale that is
Paul, the great apostle to the Gen
tiles, amid the burdens which came to
him from "the care of all the church
es," comforts himself and his fellow
Christians with the reflection, "Now
is our salvation nearer than when we
St. Peter reminds himself to be dili
gent 'in his labours on behalf of the
church by the words, "Knowing that
I must shortly put off this 'my taber
nacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ
hath shewed me."
Centuries afterwards Dr. Watts
"Time like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sOns away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op'ning day."
Still later dear Phoebe Cary comn
forte he a orphan-soul 'by singing,
"One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o'er and o'er;
I'm nearer my home today
Than I ever have been before;
Nearer my Father's house,
Where the many mansions be;
Nearer the great white throne,
'Nearer the crystal sea;
Nearer the bound of life,
Where we lay our burdens down;
Nearer leaving the cross,
Nearer gaining the crown."
All these voices from both the dis
tant and the nearer past will find
echoes in the hearts of thousands as
they look backward today on the old
year gone and forward to the new
year just dawned.
To some the old year will point the
accusing fangers of an ill-spent and
irreparable past. Days have been
wasted; many days worse than wast
ed. Opportunities have been lost
which will never come again. Sins
have been committed whose evil con
sequences will.run on forever. Friend
ships have been violated which can
never be renewed, and hearts lave
been estranged which can never be
won again. Duties have been nglected
which hafe passed 'beyond recall and
must remain henceforth to eternity
undon. 0 the fragedy of the lost
Of one lost day Mrs. Sigourney sang
in these sad lines:
"Lost! lost! lost!
I feel all search is vain;
That gem of countless cost
Can neer be mine again.
I offer no reward.
For till these heart strings sever,
I know that heaven-entrusted gift
Is reft away forever.
But when the sea and land
Like b4rning scroll hive fled,
I'll see it in his hand
Who judgeth quick -and dead;
And when of scath and loss
That man can- ne'er repair,
The dread inquiry meets my soul.
What shalj it answer there;
If such be the lament~for o!ie lost
day, what should the sorrow be for a
lost year? .
To others the parting year looks
through saddened eyes. It stands by
buried hopes and weeps over heart
breaking bereavement. No -other
year was ever like It. All tire years
following It must henceforth be di!
ferent from all that went before It;
for how can life be ever again the
same ..when one sighs in vain for the
touch of vanishedhande an.1 the sound
of voices forever hushe~d? Ah! the
trials which have come to some which,
must walk with them all the rest of
the way! Heavy are the buirdens
which can be laid down or.ly at the
gate of the gravei
To the young who have known little
of gri:ef, because they have known lit
tle of 'life, the thought of the old-year
will be lost in the glow of the dawning
year 'which beckons to them with so
many high hopes. Let tliem rejoice
in their strength "While the evil days
come not and the years draw nigh,
when they shall say, We have no
pleasure in them."
To the Epicurean atheist no thought
of life's seriousness or deepest joy
ousness can come. They will only
say to their pleasure-sodden souls,
"Let us eat, drink and be merry; for
tomorrow we die." Having denied
immortality and emptie~ the present
~life of all that makes It sacred and.
significant, they utter the carelesk
creed of the brutes and live up to
their creed. Holding such a creed they.
can draw no instruction from the,
psat nor inspiration from the future.
Time derives all its significance from
eternity, and meaningless are all our
years If life ends in nothingness.
Words are iwasted on minds which can
think so meanly of themselves.
But to faithful souls, wearied and
grief stricken by the changing years,
duty and God remain for their com
The past is gone, but the present is
with us. If we can not be what once
we might have been, nor do what once
we might have done, nevertheless,
there is yet something good that we
may be and do. The best repentance'
for the irreparable past is the faith
ful use of the living present. Well
says Robertson of Brighton In one of
his most helpful sermons, "under mi
circumstances, whether of pain, or
grief, or disappointment, or irrepara-:.1
ble mistake, can it be true that there
is not something to be done, as welE
as something to be suffered. An(I
thus it is that Christianity draws over:
our life, not a leaden cloud of remorse4
and despondency,but, a sky-not per-p
haps radiant, but yet of most serene6 .
and chastened and manly hope. There.
Is a past which is gone forever. Bat
there is a future which Is still our"
Family circles have 'been brokent
during the year gone; but some
main whom we can bless with the
services of love, and 1by whom we
be blessed. Shall we not holdAl thi
more tenderly those who are left it10
us because they too are bereaved ad.
need as never before our sympethy?
Comforting them we too shall be com..'
Bonds of friendship have bg SW
ered, but all our friends are nt db
parted. About us are many
hearts upon whom we can lea trust
fuliy and by whom we will be trute&
Best or all, our God Is with -UL
lives and shaH live. This was.*2.
sublime faith in which Israel's gre
law-giver reposed when all else
gone. "Lord thou hast been u
dwelling place in all generatious.
fore the mountain were,,. brougM,'
forth, or even thou hadst formed the'Z.
earth and the. world, even from ever-_.
lasting to everlastin& thom atGd."
The unchanging God, "the same.yei,
terday, today and forever," is our ref.
uge and solace amid the.ha
"Swift to its close ebbs out life's litt4
Earth's joys grow dim, iti gloriesPa
Change and decay In all around I
0 thou, who changest not, abide
It will not do to think on thesd;
things too much exdept to remembe.
with the changeful years there'is:.'
duty for you to perform and that: yo
have left with you that Auty and
changeless God. This thought will h
you. It was not Intended to the eco .
omy of nature that we should worry.
and freat over things we can.not help.
If we believe in the goodness' and
mercy of Gad we must* believe that- hr
cares for his onw cand that t he b
does is 'best and we must go-on and be'1~
hapy and cheerful In the conscious~
-ess of doing" our duty and carrying .
out( the purposes of' the Creatoj, 1
We can not understand.' --Posble lt
is best - Tye Idler.
"The two Bills," partners have In1
stalled a powerful cuction fan In the
little .moving picture show On Main
street next door to E. M. Lane & Co.,
which exhausts and changes the air
in the building every nine minutes,
making the place cool and comforta
ble on the hottest night and giving
pure and fresh air ,to breathe.
The program for' today (Thursday)
is: "A Society Sinner," adopted 'from
Bernsteins Opera, "The -Thief;" "Fa- --
bans Hollow Tooth," a screming
farce co'medy; "If it was ever thus,"
a rom*)pce, and "The Manly Man."
We are on the job. Come and see
us. Yours truly, -
- "Bill and Bill,"
Miller & Gray. Partners.
The Man at the Auto *heeL.
li fatal automobile accidents of
the ten days may be traced -to the 4
neglect of the driver in each instance
to fix his attention on the steering
In- New, Jersey the other... day the -
driver of a speedy car turned loose the
wheel -to brush some cigarette ashes
from his coat -In the .next instaiit,
the ar smashed into a tree and the -
three pasengers were thrown out and -
seriously hurt A man speeding along
the highway from Buffao turned his
ead to ask his wife if she needed a
wrap and the car was ditched. Both
man and wife were killed.
Here are two accidents out of many
that can be connected directly with
carelessness In steering. The man
who can not fix his attention on the
wheel and the road ought never to --
drive a car. Thes man ,who neglects
even for a moment the wheel of a fast-.:
moving car is an idiotic crimina-' .