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-rNEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1911.
DISTRICT CONVENTION I. 0. R. M.
Fine Meeting Held at Prosperity, With
Public Addresses at Young's
The eighth district convention of the
-Improved Order of Red Men was heid
-with Omaha tribe, No. 75, of Prosper
ity, on Friday, the public addresses
being delivered at Young's Grove dur
tug,the morning, and the business ses
sion being held in the lodge room at
Prosperity in the afternoon. There
was a good attendance of delegates,
and at the public meeting in the morn
Ing there were about 2,000 people
'present to hear the addresses and to
partake of the barbecue and picnic
dinner. The speakers were Dr. C. T.
Wyche, Great Sachem J. P. Carlisle,
eenville, Judge J. H. ,Chappell,
Past Great Sachem Otto Klettner, and
Governor, Cole. L. Blease.
District Deputy 0. 0. Smith presid
-ed and introduced the speakers in a
The Welcome Address.
An appropriate address of welcome
was delivered by Past Sachem C. T.
Wyche, of Omaha tribe, who extended
to all the delegates and to all those
present a most cordial greeting. He
Teferred to the history of Prosperity,
-and to the historic spot upon which
this gathering was held, and spoke
-of the independence of thought, the
fairness, and the'openness to convic
on of the people of the community,
ho had heard some of the greitest
minds of the country discuss ques
tions of State and of Nation at
Col. E. H. Aull, who some;time ago
-was placed on the program for the
'response on b^1-alf of the tribes of
'the district, could not be present.
On Behalf of the Pocahontas.
Judge John Henry Chapp;ell, of New
berry, eloquently responded on behalf
of the Degree of Pocahontas, which
'he -said was composed of "the finest,
the fairest and the most beautiful set
-of womerd that - there. are on God's
green earth." He recouited the le-:
-gend of P6cahontas and of Capt. John
ith, and said it was the tenderness
f heart and the courage and loyalty
end devotion of the fair Indian maid
that thy Daughters of Popahontas
ere trying to emulate, and were emu
ating. He told of spiecifie instances
where the Daughters of Pocahontas
ad -brought help and encouragement
~nd cheer into the darkness of dis
ess, and paid a fine tribute to theit
Works of charity and of loving kind
Pact Saehem (tto Klettner.
Past Great Sachem Otto Klettner,
who is now great representative to
e great Council of the United States,
as introduced by 'District Deputy
'Smith as a man who had broken all
previous records as great sachem of
'South Carolina, both in increase of
membership and along other Iines,
-and referred to the fact 'that during
Mr. Klettner's administration 2,800i
palefaces -had been adopted into the
order. Past Sachem Klettner spoke
on the "History of Redmanship."
?robably there is no man in the en
tire great jurisdiction of the great
scouncil of the United States who
~knows more of the history of Red
manship than Past Great .Sachem
Klettner, and there is probably no
man in the entire jurisdiction who has
done more for the order. Past Sachem
Klettner's address was a magnificent
presentation of the principles of the
rder,; and of the order's history. No
is could do it justice, and it is
ter of regret that lack of space
ot permit the publication of the
tire address. Mr. Klettner's delivery
s forcible, and he held the close
ention of the large audience.
Great Saehem J. P. Carlisle.
Great Sachem J. P. Carlisle, ot
Greenville, delivered 'a fine address on
the work and the aims of the ord-er.
Wherever you find a good Red Man,
bie said, you find a good, true citizen,
'a man who 'believes in the Stars an4
St-ripes, who believes in truth, in hon
or and in temperance, in charity in
thought and in charity in deed. He
spoke of what the Red Man had done
in relieving distress, and of their
work for the widow and the~ orphan,
Sstressing the efficiency of the method
which b1ad been adopted in caring for
the orphan-the method of aiding the
orphan under the guidance and care
f the neares relatives who were left.
His address was an excellent presen
tation of the order and of what itis
accomplishing and what it proposes
Governor Blease spoke on the
"Principles of Redmanship." He de
livered a splendid fraternal address
upon man's duty to man, and upon
the need in the world of more real
charity. He paid a high tribute to
Past Great Sachem Klettuer upon his
work in the order and for the order,
and upon his work in -relieving dis
tress not confined to the bounds of
the order. His reference to P.it
Sachem Klettner was heartily ap
plauded. He eloquently urged as a
high duty the effort t6 lift up the fal
len, saying that no one eyer fell too
low for salvation. He referred to the
great work of the Red Men for the
widows and orphans, *and cited figures
showing the large amounts which
I Bergell tribe, of Newberry, alone has
paid out in relieving distress.
Governor Blease's remarks upon
some other matters, which he inci
dentally referred to in the course of
his address of an hour and ten min
utes, are given in another column.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
House Party-Protracted Meeting at
Corinth-Many People Who Are
Coming and Going.
Prosperity, Aug. 14.-Mr. P. L. Rik
ard has returned to Atlanta after a
visit to Mr. A. M. Counts.
Prof. W. E. Monts has gone to
Springfield, Ga., where' he will ibe
superintendent of Springfield graded
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Connelly, of
Ninety Six, spent the week-end with
Mr. J. A. Baker.
Miss Hattie Groseclose has gone to
Ehrhardt for a month's stay.
Mr. S. B. Bowers has returned to
Fitzgerald, Ga., where he will buy cot
ton this season.
Di'. and- Mrs. G.. W. Harmon spent
the week-end in Savannah, Ga.
Mr. Wm.'George Dominick, of Pitts
field, Mass., is visiting his mother.
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise is entertain
ing at a house party the following
young ladies: Misses Pauline Sligh,
Margaret Burton, Lizzie McCrackin,
Newberry, and Nell Kohie, of Colum
Miss Richberg, of Bishopville, Is
the guest of Miss Willie Mae Wise.:
Mr. M. H. Snyder, of Spartanburg,
spent Sunday with Mr. Herbert Lang
Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, is in
town to the delight of his many
Rev. E. W. Leslie is assisting Rev.
J. B. Harmon, who is holding a se
ries of mveetings at Corinth church,
Route No. 5.
Aveleigh Presbyterian Church.
All the members of Aveleigh Pres
byterian church are invited 'to meet
at the church .on Sunday morning, Au-'
gust 20, at 11 o'clock, by request of
teSession. W. As McSwain.
Certificates through Clerk of Court
Goggans have been issued to two col
ored couples, as follows:
August 12, Rufus Smith, Mattie P.
Gilliam, both of Newberry.
August 12, Clark Williams, Mary
Ruff, both of Newberry.
An -Approaching Marriage.
The following card which has been
issued will be of great interest to Mr.
Folk's many friends here:
Mr. Joseph Scharbauer
announces the marriage of his daugh
Mr. George Hamilton Foilk
on Saturday the. twelfth of August
nineteen hundred and eleven
South Bethlehem, New York.
At Home after October 1, Clemson
College, South Carolina.
Next Sunday, August 20, two ser
vices at Ebenezer, and each day fol
lowing, during the protracted ser
vices. The public is cordially invited.
I hereby call in the service for Leb,
anon on next Sunday in order to con
centrate at Ebenezer.
. M. Fridy.
F.\11ERS NA KNOW
Senator Smith, of South Carolina, Fa
tier of Resolution to Reveal Meth
ods of Ascertaining Crop.
Washington, D. C., Aug 12.-Sena
tor Smith, of South Carolina, today
introduced a resolution of vast impor
tance to the cotton industry of south
He proposes to require the secre
tary of agriculture to make public
the methods by which crop conditiona
are ascertained and how the experts
arrive at the probable yield of fleecy
staple for a given year. He also pro
poses that the names and postoffice
address of all the exp?rts who fur
nish this information be published.
He plans further to have the depart
ment tell the public how it arrives at
the nunber of acres that have been
planted in cotton.
The resolution might have passed
the senate today except for Senator
Burton, of Ohio, who could see no rea
son Tor disclosing the identity of men
who furnished the information on
which the crop reports and estimates
are based. At his suggestion, the res
olution went over until Monday, when
Senator Smith will demand Its con
sideration. He hopes that it will
Farmers Should. Know.
Replying to fenator Burton's ques
tion as to why the identity of crop
reports should be disclosed, Senator
Smith declared that the people of th.
South have a right to know the men
who give to the .world the business
secrets of the cotton farmers.
REUNION ORDER IS ISSUED.
Sons- of Confederate Veterans Meet
At the Same Time Veterans
Chester,- Aug. 12.-A. L. Gaston,
commander of the South Ca'rolina di
vision, Sons of Veberans, has issued
orders for the annual Ireunlon of the
Sons to be held in Columbia on Aug7
ust 22 and 23, at the. same time the
veterans hold their reunion. The or
der reads as follows:
"Hieadquarters of South Carolina
division of United Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Chester, S. C., August 11,
"In accordance with the provisions
of the constitution of South Carolina
division of.United Sons of Confederate
Veterans, this division will1 hold an
annual convention at .Columbia on
August 22 a-nd 23, 1911, at the same
time and place that the United Con
federate Veterans' annual reunion is
to be held.
"Every cainp in the Stat is urged
to report at once and to send in the
names of all its delegates, sponsors
and maids of honor to the division
adjutant, and also to report the num
ber of members in good standing and
tc. remit 15. cents per capita to Robert
Gage, division quartermaster, Ches
ter. Only the camps .that are .In
good standing and fully paid up are
entitled . to send delegates to the con
vention. The brigade commanders
are especially charged with the duty
of seeing that the camps of their
brigades report promptly and all offi
cers are especially requested to lend
their assistance to make this a suc
"It is a privilege and duty, which
every loyal son should recognize, to
meet in this manner and pay tribute
to the memory of the Confederate
"Only by such organizations as this
can we hope to keep alive the tra
ditions and legacies of the South.
"By order of A. L. Gaston, com
"Attest: John sGray Barron, division
adjutant and chief of staff."
-Death of 'Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson, widow of I. Y. John
son, died at her home in Newberry on
Sunday morning at 7 o'clock, and was
buried at Rosemont cemetery on Mon
day afternoon, service at the house at
4.30 o'clock, condueted by the Rev.
Messrs. A. M. Gardner and G. A.
Wright. Mrs. Johnson leaves three
daughters, Mrs. Taylor Darby and
Misses Susie and Hattie Johnson, and
one son, Will Johnson. She wa.s 73
* THE IDLER. *
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I was walking down street the oth
er day and I met a great big, fierce
looking bull dog, or rather when I saw
him coming.down the street I got on
the other side, for if there is one thing
that I am afraid of it is a bull dog,
and so I gave him the right of way.
I began to think and it seems to me
that I remember that not so long ago,
after one of these bull dogs had bit
ten a little child in this town, there
was great sytnpathy for the grier
stricken parents, when the child died
from the effects of the bite. The dog
was killed, and an ordinance was
passed requiring all dogs to be muz
zled, or kept of the streets, and for a
season you could walk the streets
without fear of being bitten by one
of the'e animals, but human memory
and human sympathy are short lived
and the ordinance, has either been re
pealedi or it is one of those things
that the officers must see ahd not see
--I mean thie violation of it. You can
shut your eyes now and see all kinds
of dogs running at large and there is
none to molest or make afraid.
The editor tells me that the mayor
says he would like for me to say
somiething about some of the things
that the council has done and not so
much about what ought to be done.
Well, now, nothing will give me more
pleasure, if the mayor will just show
me some of the permanent work that
he is doing. That was a nice job that
was done on the sidewalk in front of
the college, and it will -not have to be
done over again. Where cement curb
ing has,.been, put down is .work-In the
right direction. It is economy,. and
what I have been contending for is to
stop wasting the people's money in
temporary work that has to be done
over -After- each rain. I commend
council for every piece of permanent
work because it is 'economy. And
then the old burned .building was re
moved and for that you kave my
thaks; Mr. Mayor.' But, you know,-!
musf keep on kicking so as to churn
ny ball of butter for. if I did n-t
might be drowned, in the water that is
mixed with the butter or the milk ais
Now, Mr. Mayor and gentlemen -of
the council, I -want to call youf atteur
tion to a few things right around the
centre of the city, and I want to ask
you In all candor and sincerity if you
do not think the town oiught to doa
something to improve the condition,
and if you have not seen them I wouli
ask you to take time to look at. them,
and if you have not time then get on
your job and take time, or get down
off the job. Look at Caldwell street
from 5ohnstone -to Boundary, especial
ly after each rain\~ and take a whiff of
the odor that arises. Take a look at
the beautiful sidewalk along Boyce
street, along side Win. Johnson's
store, and ask yoursel-f if it ought to
be removed altogether and the street
widened, or made so that it would not
be dangerous to pass along that way.
Take a look at the portion of Nance
street from Boundary to Friend and
(tell me if it presents the appearance of
'a prosperous and progressive city that
,i keeping abreast this progressive
age. Or maybe you are like some of
'the citizens you represent-entirely
satisfied with yourselves and with the
conditions existing in your town. It
you are, then it is like unto pouring
water down a duck's back to call your
attention to any of these things W&
hold the public square. There are .jCr
ers, but these will engage your att:on
tion for a season.
I know the answer. You have not
the mnorfy. But you are speindirng
money, and would it not be econcimy
to put it on permanent work, 'e-ei if
you did not try to cover so much
ground, and what you did, cover prop
erly. Suppose you were to try d:-vct
ing the remainder of this year to. work
that will last and that will not need
your attention '.mrnediately after each
big rain, and see what the results will
be. You would be astonished your
selves. Look at some of these oldi
broken down fences leaning away out
over the sidewalks so that it !s dn
g.r.us to waln- snme of them fo fear
of knocking your head off. I suOs(e%
it is ex.pected that the pedestrians
must keep nace with the town a-nd :1
slow enough so as to dodge all these
things. I want to see the old town
wake up. I know I am too old for it
to do me aiy good, but so long as I
am spared I just can't help feeling an
interest in the town and can not re
press a desire to see it do things. And
do them as they should be done. That
is all. And what I say is always said
in the friendliest of spirit and with
no purpose but the good of the com
I wish I had the eloquence of a
Demothenes or the persuavive power
of some great advocate. I would like
to second the efforts of The Herald
and News in its desire to arouse the
business men of this community to get
busy and go after the interurban and
that road from Whitmire to Newberry
and on to Saluda. Somehow I feel in
my old bones if the thing were gone
at in the right way that both could be
had. It is natural and reasonable
that the Seaboard would be interested
in building a branch from some where
Into Augusta and the nearest and most
feasible route is from Whftmire. And
then it would open a territory that Is
without railroad facilities. - I would
hate to believe that there is any citiz
en of Newberry who will hold that
such a road would hurt Newberry, or
that another road from any where
yould not be beneficial. Perish any
such thougt.. I am sorry I mentioned
it. I did "hear that there was a man -in
this county who was opposed to build
ing the dirt road from Little Moun
tain to Kinards because an automobile
would pass over it, but I an sure he
What Newberry needs above all
else is for her men to get.together and
put aside all-littleness and selfishness
and do things for the general welfare,
even if some citizen does happen to
get a little more direct and immediate
benefit than some other citizen. A lit
tle more broadmindedness and a little
more public spirit and a little less
selfishness. That may be plain talkt
but it is true talk, nevertheless, and
you know it is. Now let us make an
effort. The effort will help. -
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CENTRE OF THE CONiFEDERACY.
Charleston Is Nfow Headquarters For
News and CourIer, 12th.
Gharleston, which in 1860 was the
birthplace of secession, is again In. a
very real sense the centre of the C
federacy., This city. is now the,.home
of the commander-in-chief of the Unit
ed Confederate Veterans and of the
commander-in-chief of the Sons of
Confederate-. Veter'ans, Gen. C. ;Irvine
Walker occupying the former position
ahd Mr. W. G. Pritchard the latter.
Gen. Walker became the ranking
officer' of the United Confederate Vet
erans on the death of Gen. George W.
Gordon, at Memphis, on Wednesday.
Gen. Walker is a resident 'of Charles
ton and ha's 'long... been prominient
among the Vetgrans of tihe war. He
entered the Confederate service when
only 19 years of age and was promot
ed rapidly until he became lieutenant
colonel of the 10th South Carolina
regiment, which he commanded dur
ing the last year of the war. He was
a brave soldier and an efficient lead
Mr. W. G. Pritchard was elected
commander-in chief of the sons of
Veterans at the reunion of that organ
ization held some months ago at Lit
tle Rock, Ark. Mr. Pritchard is a Vir
ginian by birth and a Charlestonian by
adoption. He hi.s beien a resident of
this city for several years, occupying
the position of local agent for the
Ciyde Steamship company. He Is de
servedly one of the most popular mnen
in the city, his attractive persnality
and unfailing courtesy having won
him many friendi, while his business
ability is widely recognized. He has
long been identified witt i.nd a"ctieT in~
the affairs of the Sons of Veterans.
Fifty ytears ago the eyes of the em
battled South were fixed upon Char-1
leston, and it is an interesting fact
that she should be again the head
quarters of the Confederacy.
GOVERNOR BLEASE TO
MATTERS TOUCHED ON IN AD1
DRESS AT YOUING'S GROVE.
Pardons Granted by Him, the Belton
Incident, Negro Societies and
During the course of his splendid
fraternal address on the "Principles
of Redmanship," at the Red Men's
rally, at Youig's Grove, near Pros
pierity, on Friday, on the occasion of
the meeting of the eighth district con
vention of Red Men, Governor Cole.
L. Blease branched off once or twice
to the discussion of matters affecting
his administration and 4to , reply to
personal attacks which had been made
upon: him. He detended his pardon'
record, referred .to the Belton incident,
a history of which'is given In. another
eolumn of this issue of 'The Herald
and News, and discussed tho nesrm
It Was towards the close of his ad
dress that Governor Blese referred
to the Belton incident-to tha accu s
tion that he had shown grave disdour,:.
tesy to the woman in the, ticket office
of the Southern railway at Belton.
some days ago, when the governo
was attempting to exchankse mileage
for -a ticket, as required by the rules
of the company. This 'agcusation wa
brought in the Belton. Times. .
touching -upon this ilcident at
Young's Grove, Governor Blease said
The Belto Incident.
"I have been vilified and abused
but nothing has hurt me so much 's
an adcusation brought against me a
iday or two ago. I hate to refer to
here, but I' must. 'I was accused a
few days ago of Insuitiig a- O
My friends, Henry Blease -was my
fathei. If there was one thing la this
world he tried to Impress oni
boys it was to be polite to everybodf,
a,nd- particularly to old people -and to
ladies, and he has told me many a
time that the cheapest thing in this
world, so far as monetary value 'wa' .
eenlerned, was politeness; and that it
was the best paying thing a man had.
ever dealt In. I have tried to be.polite
to everybody; I have tried to treat ''
5verybody courteously. When :they
s~tabed me with the chaige of recelv
ing money I ought not to tke, I ould I
face that, because I knew that th05
things would come in tIiekheat of polL.
tis. Wifen they charged me with be
ing a traitor to my country I could
stand that,. because I knew it came
In the political battles of life. But ~
when they charged me with Impolite
nes to at woman it hurt me and hurt I
me badly. I shall say nothing about
her. She maty be as pure and asspt
less as a~n angel in heaven, but~'the.
man or the woman~ who&was present
on that occasion and heard what took
place, anid tells the truth, will tell ou
that I did not insult hei-. And I want
to- say to you here, today 'in unmis
takble terms-to you; good women
many of you I see before me out there
that I have known since my 'Doyhooa 7
days-that I said 'nothing-on earth to -
hurt that woman's feelings, and noth
ing to cause her to 'be the least offend
ed. And why they concocted that'
scheme Is plain to my enemies, and
will be understood aby' my friends..
They have fought me with every kind
f vituperation, abuse and slander,
and could not beat me, and they went
to that extreme to which all dirty,
unscrupulous hounds like them will
go, thinking, "now we will strike him
with a woman, we will bring him into
a controversy with a woman.". They
couldn't attack gyy moral clbaradter
along that line, and, thank God, they
have never done it, but they thought,
if we can't find anything in the dark
ness of night, we will attack him along
that line, with a crowd of cowards and
poltroons surrounding him for the
purpose, in order to drag him down -
Continuing he said: "Ladies, those
of you who have known me all their
lives, if there is one of you in that
crowd that believes I would insult a
woman without cause or without pro
vocation, I will thank you from the
bottm of my heart if you will stand
up or i'aise your hatid." There being
no standing up or lifting of hands on
the part of the ladies, he said: "Men,
you who have known an all my life,