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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AUILL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, Aaarst 29, 1911.
"OVER 1,300 APPLICATIONS."
Up to the present time over 1,30
applications for admission to Win
throp college have been received. Of
this number only about 700 can be ad
mitted on account of lack of dormitory
Here is something for the lawmak
ers to ponder over. Thirteen hundred
girls seeking education at Winthrop
and only room for seven hundred! It's
a shame on the State.-Rock Hill Her
Suppose you ascertain first what
proportion of these thirteen hundred
girls of South Carolina were prepared
to enter college, and how many of
them could have been admitted, even
if the dormitory room had been there
in abundance. All of them may have
been, for aught we know, but the in
quiry may result in some valuable In
-It might develop another line of
thopght for the lawmakers to ponder
over, and one which we think is of
vastly more vital importance than the
one of enlarging the dormitory room
at Winthrop. That question is the im
provement and enlargement of our
common schools and our high schools
so that not only these thirteen hundred
may be prepared to enter Winthrop,
but that that other thirteen and more
thousand in South Carolina may have
-the advantages of a high school edu
cation, even though they never knock
at the doors of Winthrop.
This same old thing of having to
turn girls away from W'Mthrop for
lack of dormitory space has been
. worked to death. We would like to
see a new line of argument for the
enlargement of thee institution and
the best one we know is to build up
the high schools throughout the' coun
GRADE CEOSSINIGS AN~D AUTOMO
Collisions between fast trains and
automobiles are everyday accidents in
this country. Primarily they are be
cause 'of: the, grade crossings, which
should be prohibited by law in the
future, but in nearly all of the cases
reported there is contributory negli
gence on the part of the -people driv
* Ing the automobiles. For the driver
of an automobile to approach a rail
* road crossing without taking every
precaution to avoid a collision is al
There are drivers of automobiles
. who plunge over grade crossings at
bigh speed trusting to luck 'to see them
through, but this is foolishness and is
takng chances with death that are
We gre glad to see the question of
avoiding grade crossings is receiving
the attention of the newspapers. We
have some of the most dangerous
grade crossings in this county of any
we know anywhere in the State. The
Herald and News has for years advo
cated and urged the advisability of
doing away' with them as far as possi
ble. It would pay the railroads to
take the - matter up and spend some
money in getting rid of them. Only
the other day the Southern railway
paid voluntarily $10,000 for the kill
ing of a woman and two children caus
ed by a grade crossing. And that was
poor consolation to the poor husband
and father. But that amount of money
would go a long way in avoiding grade
Take the road between Newberry
and Prosperity it would not take ten
fthousand dollars to relocate and
build a public road so as to avoid
'every crossing except one and the
road could be extended right on to
Singleys without crossing a railroad.
And then only one crossing to Little
Mountain. If we are going into road
building the cost of a few dollars
should not stand in the way of doing
the work as it should be done. The
railroads we are sure will cooperate
in so relocating the road as to avoid
crossing the railroad and it can be
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* THE IDLER.
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Somcbody has sent me a little book
called "Ordinances of the Tow- of
Newberry." It is not such a little boob,
either, for it contain .t14 pages, and
I have had only time to look agit hur
riedly, but I reckon the reason SO
many of the laws are violated every
day is that there are so many in this
little book tlat it is impossible for the
people and the officers to -keep theni
all in mind. I thought that maybe
Henry Wells had s'ent this book so
that I might see just what it says
about fire limits, but if he did he did
not write me anything. Anyhow, since
some one has been good enough to
let me have this book of laws, and I
was interested in knowing just what
it was that was said on this subject,
I turned to the index and looked it up.
You will find it at page 38 under the
title, "Fire Limits." Here are the
limits laid down: "Beginning at the
east side of the intersection of Tar
rant and Friend streets, thence to a
point ten feet beyond the south side
of Friend street, thence along a
straight 'line ten feet beyond the south
side of Friend street to the west side
of Wilson street to Main street, thence
along Main street to the west side of
Thompson street, thence Along the
west side of Thompson street, and
across Harr.ington street to Lindsay
street, thence along the west side of
Lindsay street to the south side of
Scott's creek, thence along the south
side of Scott's creek to a point fifty
feet beyond the line of the railroad of
the Southern railway company, thence
Ia straight line back to the point of
Now, there you are. If you don'
know where these streets are suppose
you get a copy of Higgins' map of the
town and you can readily see. I be
lieve most of them had sign posts put
up at the corners a few years ag
when we received that great booi
from the federal government-free de
livery of the mails. But- you know,
that the authorities,- to save a fev
dimes, I suppose, put up such sub
stantial and durable, as well as artis
tic posts, that they have all rotted
down, or most of them have. It would
not do for the city -to build too sub
stantially in this as in streets, for we
would soon run out of something t2
do, and that would be too bad.
Section 85 of this same fire limit law~
says: "It shall be unlawful ta build,
erect, or construct any wood or frame
building of any descriptio.2 within
said Fire Limits (capitals in the book)
or to recover or rep'air any roofs of
any building or buildings excep: with
tin, slate, galvanized iron, or such'fire
'proof material as the Town O'uncil
may permit to be used." sNow, that
sounds pretty good and is pretty
sweeping. Section 87 goes on to say
tlhat any such building shall be de
clared a nuisance and be abated and
'removed. And a penalty of $100 or
thirty days at hard labor is imposed
for violatinug it. Provided it is done
"without the consent of the Town
Council." Of course, that negatives
the whole thing, because no tender
hearted and good natured Town Coun
cil would withhold its "consent" to
any good citizen who wanted to vio
late the ordinance of the town. And it
should not, of course it should not,
and that explains the whole situation
and my mind is clear and I am glad of
the opportunity to have seen a copy
of the "Ordinances of the Town of
There are lots of interestin"- things
in this little book of 114 pages. I find
the following: "Sec. 201. Every auto
mobile, locomobile, auto-car, or other
self propelled vehicl-e, shall be brought
to a full and complete stop by the
person or persons .in charge thereof in
crossing Main (or Pratt) street and
Caldwell street at the intersection of
Main and Caldwell streets.'' Now,. I
reckon every body knows where these
streets interestc. And please note
that this inhibtion takes in all self
propelled vehicles, whicl) I would
think includes motor cycles. Now,
you just stand up there some day and
see' who stops and who doesn't and
stick a pin down. This division of. this
little book contains a great many
Imore don'ts, but with one more I will
not mention any more at this time.
Another section says none of these
self-propelling machines shall run
over six miles the hour within the
town. Just think of that, will you.
Six miles an hour. Who would want
to "joy ride'' at six miles an bour.
Why any old countryman can foot it
six miles an hour. That ordinance
must have been passed before New
berry took the fever. Newberry was
slow to start, but she sure has gol
the fever now. I see from some paper
that Newberry is to have a new, large,
modern, up-to-date garage and auto
mobile repair shop. To be built of
brick and to be two stories high.
Three such shops should give all
these autoists good service. It seems
to me that the first thing these auto
shops should do is to get busy and get
that road built through the county.
The more machines they can bring this
way 4.he more work they will bring to
I read the Observer, and I notice in
the last issue a most startling admis
sion or statement. If I was running
a newspaper I certainly would not be
caught making any such statement.
It says: "The Observer' maes no at
tempt to run the town." It then adlds:
"There are men elected by the peor(
for that purpose, and it is the;r basi
Less." I had reached the conclusion
that it was part of the duty of a news
paper to run the government. Or tc
tell the officials how it should be run.
The Observer says that the liquor law
is being violated. I expect that is
true, for if it is 1Wt, why not? The
Observer is a mighty good paper, and
I sure enjoy reading it, and if it gets
after these violators of the liquor la1v
it will make it hot ffir them. Wake
'em up. I am going to look in this
book I have and see if it s,ays anything
about selling liquor and if it does I
will quote it for the Observer in my
next. The Idler.
Meeting of County.Farmers' Union.
The regular monthly meeting of the
County Farmers' union will be held
next Saturday, September 2, 11 a. m.
This is an important .meeting for
these and other reasons: Mr. H. T.
A Morrison, a member of the State exe
cutive committee will have complet
ed his. canvass of the county and will
tell of his work and further explain
in detail the warehouse -plan; Dr. W
C. Brown, of the committee appoint
ed to arrange for financing the cotton
of union members will make his re
port. Can't we lay aside aur farm
business for one day and attend to this
very vital matter in which the whole
people are so much interested?
-J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
,,County Secretary Farmers' Union.
MOB CHEERS AS VICTIM SHRIEKS,
Woman's Assailant Burned at Stake ii
Oklahoma-Thousands View Grae
Purcell, Okla., Aug.- 24.-While 3,000
men, women and children stood by,
shouting their aprroval, Peter Carter,
a negro, who had previously been cap
tured by three* members of his own
race and identified as the man 'who
last night attacked Mrs. Minie Sprag
gins, wife of a farmer, was burned to
death on a brush pile, in the main
street of Purcell, at 5 o'clock this
Deputy Sheriff Hayes and Under
Sheriff Farris, who attemnpted to res
cue the negro from the crowd, were
overpowered and locked in the court
Assaulted and House Fired.
Mrs. Spraggins was assaulted while
alone in her home, one mile south of
Purcell. After the deed the negro set
fire to the Spraggins home. Mrs.
Spraggins's husband saw the flames
while working in the fields and rushed
into the house in time to rescue his
wife. She declared Carter, who for
merly worked on the Spraggins's farm,
had attacked her. Officers went to
Carter's home and arrested him. He
was turned over to a constable,- but
on the way to jail escaped. When it
became 'known that the negro was
free, farmers of the neighborhood or
ganized a posse and an all-night
search 'was made. The negro was not
Found Under Box.
This afternoon Higley Henry, a
negro janitor, noticed a strange negro
riding under a box car near the Okla
homa Central Railway station. With
the aid of two other negroes, who had
armed themselves, the negro janitor
pulled Carter from beneath the car.
We was taken to the main street of
Purcell, where a great crowd had
I"Turn that negro over to me,'' said
a tall farmer, who suddenly seemed to
assume command of the crowd.
Officers Plead in Vain.
The janitor and his two aides obey
ed. Carter was taken across the
street and in an instant many men and
boys were gathered. At this juncture
Deputy Sheriff Hayes and Under Sher
iff Farris arrived and pleaded with the
mob to turn the prisoner over to them.
The sheriff and his assistant were
-locked up and the negro was led out
and placed on an oil-soaked brush
heap, built around a telephone pole.
He was tied to the pole and the torch
applied. Cheers came from the crowd
as the flames licked the victim's face,
and men and women in motor cars
watched him die. As he was lashed
to the pole the negro shriekred for
mercy. After the flames died down th
crowd slowly dispersed. The negro's
body was burned to a crisp.
Victim Describes Attack.
Mrs. Spraggins, who is-.not expected
to live, said Carter entered her home
last night and struck her on the head
with a gas pipe, beating her until she
was unconscious. An old mattress
was torn up and scattered over her
body. After the negro had set the mat
tress on fire he fled. As Mrs. Sprag
gins was crawling from under the
fire the negro then reappeared and
again struck her with the pipe, break
ing her jaw and beating her badly.
'Her husband, rushing to the house,
rescued his wife, unconscious. In a
few minutes more she would have
Crowd Cheers Again.
The pile of wood and brush on which
the- negroe's body was burned was still
smouldering at 10 o'clock to-night.
The town was quiet. The caeers of
The crowi. w.a !l. t first flam shot
up, mingied vit% -h piercin , cries of
the negro, .ad after the fire. had
burned for a:t boi.' and the box, was3
nothing but a crisp, the crowd again
cheered. Then it dispersed.
While the majority of those who
gathered about to witness the black
man's death werr men, there ware
many women In the crowd.
Not a Shot Fired.
A remarkable feature about the at
fair was that while the crowd was
determined upon the death of the
negro, it was far more quiet than usu
al under similar conditions. Not a
shot was -fired. The escape of the
negro, following his arrest, seemed to
add to the fury of the searchers for
the black man.
Talk about town tonight, following
the lynching, bears the message of the
V.negro that he was "the right man." As
whispered from lip to lip, comes a
brief confession, made as he was led
to his funeral pyre.
* LODGE DIRECTORY. *
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Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wednes
day eveding at 7.45 o'clock. Visit
Ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby, Clerk.
T. Burton, C. C.
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. w.,
meets every second and fourth Wed
nesday night in Klettner's F..Jl, at
0. 0. Smthhb, C. C.
3.3J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. L.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A.3'. U.,
meets every firat Monday night at 3
o'clock In Masonic HaIl.
Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Geo. S. Mower, W. M.
J. W. Earhardt, Sec.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, 3. A. I.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday night at
8 o'clock In Masonic Nall.
Fred. H. Dominick, E. If. P.
Harry W. Dominick, Sec,
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. B. E
Berge11 Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. R. M.,
meets every other Thursday night at
8 o'clook at Kletter's HalL
0. Klettner, C. R.
J. H. Baxter, Sachem.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
Meets every Tuesday night at 8
o'clock. ,0. Klattner, R. C.I
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by the very best practicing physicians
and are intended for the treatment of
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Sixty pills in a box, price' 50 cents.
Sold only at our store-The Rexall
Store. Gilder & Weeks, Newberry,
V it. a Tip Top Advice. I
"M e. a-ted me to take our boy~
to the doctor to cure a.n ugly boil,"
writes D. i?rankel, of s'woud, Okla. "I
said 'put Bucklen's AM ica Salve on
it.' She did so, and it -lured the boil
in a short time." Quickest healer of
Burns, Scals, Outs, Corns, Bruises,
Snrains, Swellings. Best Pile cure on~
earth. Try it. Only 25c. at W. E.
Pelham & Son.
Look! The Herald and News one
year for $1.50.
A Splendid Film I
will portray one of the most ei
Civil War-the capture of a re
squad of Federal troops and it
ture by Confederates. It is a
race between two iron horse
desperate fight at the wind-up
character happened in Georl
and this picture is therefore in
Mr. Lavender exhibited this fil
few good judges and they all 4
Tuesday and Tuesday
Theato, Old CoU
Ups. and ]
Come to everybody
while you are ma
you ought to be sai
when the "Downs
will have something
upon. Be ide pen
a bank account.
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The Bank that Always T
'Fall is Upo
And Merchants w
the business of their
ready for it. It has
deavor since we
business in Newberi
patrons the very 1
money. Our grov~
has made it easier e
For any article us4
mental, for yourself
day or wedding pre
friends, first call
you won't go furthe
THE HOUSE OF A TH(
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thrilling picture of a
and a sharp and
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ja during the war,
some sort historic.
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leclared it splendid.
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best for the
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sent to your
to see us and