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NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1911. TWICE A WEEK, P. A YEAR.
TOLUXE X-LIX, NSUMER 70.
THE FRATERNAL PICNIC
AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN
0OI -XDMEN, MASONS AND RED MEN
JOIN IN MEETING.
lGovernor Blease, Col. Tom C. Hamer
and Hon. George S. Mower Deliv
Fifteen hundred people attended a
joint picnic of the fraternal orders at
Little Mountain on Wednesday. If it
-lad not been for the inclemencY of
the weather, there would probably
Thav* been twice that number present.
It reminded one of a college reunioni
-ocasion. Mr. J. B. Addy was master.1
of ceremonies and presented the va
Col. Tom C. Hamer, of Bennettsville,
-represented the Woodmen of the
World, and 'delivered a forceful ad
dress on Woodcraft.
Hon. Geo. S. Mower spoke for the
Masons, and delivered a very able and
interesting address, dealing with the
-principles of the Masonic order.
In the afternoon Governor Cole. L.
Blesse spoke oh Redmanship, and was
given in opportunity after he had
completed his fraternal speech to talk
-on any subject he might desire. The
people were delighted to have the gov
egorwith them,an stood for more.
than anihor,i greater portion of the
time in a drizzling raia, and gae close
-attention to his address.
IA presenting Governor Blease, Mr.
- i AddY'said it was a pleasure never
geanted him before in all his life to in
troduce a governor to his fellow cit
izens, and he took pleasure in pre
'senting Governor Blease.
f Governor Blease was given a warm
and cordial reception and devoted
about thirty minutes of his speech to
fraternal orders and the principles of
Redmanship. He said that he had
just left an important meeting of the
State board of education in order to
-fAll his appointment to speak to the
people of Newberry and Lexington
counties. Te regretted that he was
not present to hear the address of
his friend, Col. Hamer, and paid Col.
Hamer a very pretty compliment. He
*said also that he would have been de
lighted to hear his friend, Senator
owero was- competent to make a
brigdht star in the judiciary family of
S --outh Carolina.
After completing his fraternal ad
dress, he spoke of sevieral matters
* connected with his administration as
governor, and referred particularly to
the ambition which had controlled 'his
whole political career which had now
been satisfied by the people promoting
him to the office of governor. He said
that he loved the people of Newberry,
and he bore malice in his heart to no
man. He had stood by 'his friends, and
just as long as he had a friend he was
going to stand by him and if he had~
any positions to give, they would be
given .to his friends. "Any man," said
* the governor, "who does not stand by
his friends isn't worth having any
Speaking of the criticisms, which
had been directed at him and his ad
ministration, he said that he did not
wear any man's collar and 'that he did
not -consult certain influences before
be acted, and for that reason he had
Fben se'verely criticised.
Speaking of educational matters, he
thought the State was 'top-heavy in
what they termed higher institutions
He loved all of~ these colleges and
wanted them -to succeed, but he said
that Newberry college, which was do
ing as good work as any State insti
tution, it cost only $81.a year to edu
cate a boy, while at any of the State
institutions it cost over two or three
times that sum. He wanted to see the
common schools and the high schools
of the rural districts better' support
ed, and without any desire to cripple
'the State colleges, he wanted them
more economically run.
He advised the people to look close
to the men who offered for the leg
lature during the next campaign. He
vised that the voters ask them why
cy favored certain measures and
hy they opposed others.
He said that he vetoed certain meas
tires in the appropriation bill because
(Ctnuedi on pager form).
DAILY HAPPENINGS OF
DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT BY
MR. AND MRS JNO. M. FINNEY.
Mr. David Duncan Takes Charge of
Whitmire, Aug. 31.-Mrs. J. E. Co
field, Mr. and Mrs. George Cofield and
son, Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Frank May
bin and Miss Sarah Halfacre, after a
delightful visit to Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Maybin, in Atlanta, 'ha'N returned
Mrs. Fannie Lyles and Miss Ellen
Lake visited Mr. and Mrs. David Mc
McCracken at Santuck last weelk.
Misses Bertha and Gladys McCarley
and Messrs. -Metts Fant, Clough Rice,
and Henry Tidmarsh took advantage
of the excursion to Atlanta last week
and spent a few days with friends in
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Burton worship
ed with the congregation at the Pres
byterian church Sabbath 'morning and
spent the remainder of the day with
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gary.
Mr. Boyce Duckett, of Greenville, is
spending some time -with his uncle,
Mrs. William Duckett, and looking af
ter his father's farming interest- here.
Mr. Broaddus Mobley, of Kershaw,
visited Rev. and Mrs. '0. A. Jeffcoat
"Hustler," a very fie horse belong
ing to the Miller brothers died this
week.. Nearly every young person in
Whitmire has had a happy ride behind
Hustler, and will miss him. All sym
pathize with .the Miller brother in the
loss of a faithful and faluable friend.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Felder and grand
daughter, Elizabeth Inabinet, of Bam
berg, are spending some time with
Mesdames Tom and Apheus Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. Finney enter
tained the young people in the spac
ious dining hall at the Finney hotel
Friday evening at an "animal fair."
Representatives of animals were plac
ed in shoe boxes, for cages, and each
young person guessed at -the represen
tation. A bottle of whiskey wa.s a tig
er, a sausage a ground hog, and a
cuckle burr a porcupine, etc. Miss
Myrtle Suber won the prize as the best
guesser. The prize was a stick pin
with an animal's head on it. The play
was "Hog Drovers." Each young gen
tleman imitated the voice of some anti
mial, and the girl who guessed correct
ly the voice imitated was his partner,
while refreshme'nts were served. De
licious cherry ice cream and pine ap
ple cake were served. All of the young
people of Whitmire and the following
out-of-town guests attended the party:
Messrs. Harvey Dillard, R. C. Dil
lard, Robt. Dillard, Ern-est Estes, S. F.
Taylor, Dr. Johnson, Misses Janie
Bryson, Nine Anderson, Maude Chan'd
ler, Bessie Dillard, Sarah Scott, of
Clinton, and Messrs. Wlliam Scott, E1=
more Suber, Erville Suber, and Miss
es Willie Mae Shannon, Sarah Shan
non, Myrtle Suber and Mattie Pearl
The party was giMen in honor of
Miss Sallie Belle Dillard, of Clinton.
Mrs. Kilber, of Beth Eden, is visit
ing her grainddaughter, Mrs. James
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Suber and fam
ily have moved into the Fant house.
Miss Kate Hargro've 'has given up
the affairs of the post office to her suc
cessor, Mr. David Duncan, and she is
spending awhile with Mrs. Jno. P.
Faint in Newberry.
Misses Mary and Lucy Metts have
returned from a pleasant visit to their
uncle, Mr. James Abrams.
Rev. 0. A. Jeffcoat spent last week
at Plumbranch, where he assisted -in
conducting a special meeting.
Mr. S. P. McDaaniel has resigned
his position as depot agent here, and
accepted a like pc.si.tion in Georgia. His
family have .moved to 'their new home.
To Unveal Monument.
Longs'hore Camp, 541, W. 0. W., will
unveil a monument to Mr. Newton P.
Abrams in Rosemont cemetery on next
S!Ind'y afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Ali "e members are urged to be
OVER THE BATTLEFIELDS.
'Newberry Veteran "Who Was in Thick
of Fight Visits the Fields of
(By W. G. Peterson.)
I had been anxious for several years
to revisit Washington and visit some
of the battlefields, so I took advantage
of the cheap rates on August 16. Our
train left Columbia on the 16th, at 6.05
p. m. This was 40 minutes ahead of
the regular train on the Southern. The
passengers were mostly from South
.Caroiina. We reached Charlottsville,
Va., at dayliglit on the morning of the
17,th. At this place were several hos
pitaL during the Confederate war, and
the ladies of this place were kind in
deed to the wounded Confederate sol
We. soon arrivd at Orange Court
House. Here the soldiers who were
wounded.at the Wilderness were ship
ped to the different hospitals. The
next stop was at Culpepper. East of
this place a few miles distant, the
gallant William Farley lost his life
and, that superb cavalry leader, Gen.
M. C. Butler, 'lost his leg. We soon
reached Manassas. Hiere Gen. Mc
.Dowell and bis army were panic
stricken and rushed into Washington.
IHere the last of August, 1862, thaA
braggart, John Pope, was hurled inte
.the defences at Washington.
We crossed Bull Run and passed
Fairfax Station, and Falls church, and
were soon in quaint old Alexandria.:
Goding up -the Potomac to the left we
could see Arlington, the ihome of Gen.
R. E. Lee. Looking to the front we
saw the Wlashington monument, reach
ing 555 feet above the level of the Po
tomac. We were soon across the Po
tomac, through the . tunnel, and were
at the union station. This station is
built of marble, and I was told that
50,000 people could be -placed in the
station .and still there would be some
more room. A friend met us here and
our party were soon at our board
ing house, and after a good bi-eakfast
we were ready to take in- the sights.
We first visited the capitol. Congress
was in session and we had the pleas
ure of hearing the Hon. Champ Clark
sing ou.t, 'The house will be in order."
Had several prominent members of
congress pointed out to us, Uncle Joe
Cannon, -Messrs. Underwood, Long
shore, Payne, etc. Also visited the
senate chamber and saw Vice 'Presi
dent Sherman presiding.
Our guide carried us through all
parts of capitol, subway and the build
.ing occupied' by the conressmen as
offices. We also saw the building oc
cupied by congress after the British
had burned -the capitol, also the small
buildings occupied by the cabilnet
members at this time. We visited the
national library. This is one of the
most interesting places in Washington.
We also visited the burea~u of engrav
ing, and saw how a $1,000-bill was
made. Congressmen Johnson and
Aiken showed us a great deal of kind
We visited Mt. Vernon. Gen. Wash
ington certainly had .a beautifuil home.
On Our return we stopped at Alexan
dria, and vdsited the Confederate mu
seum. They have quite a number of
relics here, among which is the camp
chair or stool used by Gen. R. E. Lee
during the war. Saw Christ church,
of which Gen. Washington was a yes
tryman. Saw the hote:1.in which Jack
son kil-led Col. Elsworth for pulling
down the Confederate flag. Visited
Arlington, the home of Gen. Lee. Here
are buried 28,900 federal dead. Ar
lingto'n is a beautiful place, and there
are some splendid :monuments to the
federal dead. Saw G~en. Joe Wheel
On Sunday we worshipped at the
Cab'ary Baptist church.
On Monday morning we took the R.
F. & P. railvay for Fredercksburg.
On the train was Dr. S. G. Welch and
Mr. Williams Welch. Mr. I. H. Hunt
met us at the depot in Fredericksburg.
He knew we were coming and had
conveyanoe ready to carry us to the
battlefields. We were soon at May
ree's house, I had no trouble to go to
the spot where I was wounded on the
13th day of December, 1862. Theire is
very little change, except the field
where we killed so many federals, has
been built up with residences. The
rock wall is .just as it was in 1862.
The front of the house ha been re
paired and painted, but the east end of
the house still shows hundreds of bul- I
let holes. The home is now owned by
Mr. Roe. He .showed us every kind
ness. Here our kodacks were put in
use. From here we went to Salem
church. There is very little change
around Salem church. I had no trou
ble at all in finding the position oc
cupied by the 3d S. C. V. on that May
day in 1863. The breastworks are still
in existence after 48 years. Here are
some beautiful monuments to the fed
eral dead. Here we had several snap
shot pictures made. We hurried to
wards Chancellorsville. About one
mile from Chancel:lorsville we found
a stone, marked, "The Last Bivouac of
Lee -and Jackson." It was from here
that Gen. Jackson began his march
around Gen. Hooker's army. It was
also a this place that Gen. Kershaw's
brigade moved to the left and took
position fronting towards Chancellors
vilile. We pushed on to Chancellors
ville and found that there had been
very lititle change in 48 yea;-s. The
house was burned in the fight, but -has
been rebuilt with only a slight change
from the original. The rifle pits are
still to be seen. The place is now
owned by Mr. Rowley, and is kept as
a tavern. We had quite a number of
pictures taken hore. After dinner we
pushed on to the Wilderness. I had
no trouble to locate the place where
I was wounded on the 6th of May, 1864.
I also located the spot where Col. J.
D. Nane was killed. Went on back
to the -place where our field infirmary
was and had our pictures taken again.
I was on -the ground and Dr. S. G.
WelOh was standing looking down on
me, as be did 47 years dgo. We went
near the spot where Gem. Jackson was
wounded and on the spot where he
was placed in the ambulance, took
Pitures' of the Brock road. Started
on our return trip. Dr. Welch located
the spot where his field dnfirmary was
stationed during the Chancellorsville
battle. Here we 'had more pictures
taken. We then returned to Chancel
lor.sville. All the party except myself
stopped 1here for the night, Dr. Welch
to strat -home the next morning, Mr.
WIl:liams Welch to Washington and
Mr. I. H. Hunt to Spottsylvania. I
went on to Fredericksburg and spent
the might, and returned to Washington
tAhe next morning.
That afternoon I saiw congress ad
journ. There was very little excite
ment, but 'the scene was brilliant.
Wednesday morning we took the train
for Kader'sville, Md., from which we
secured conveyances .to the battlefield
of Sharpsburg. Soon after leavfing
Ka,dersville we- began .to pass tablets,
showing what troops fouggit at the
different places. We passed near Gen.
McClelJans 'headquarters, and pushed
for 'the bloody lane, and up it to the
little Stone church. On account of
the woods being cut down, I was at a
loss for some time to locate 'the posi
tions of Kershaw's brigade in the fight,
but after a little study I was able 'to
locate 'the position of the brdgade. I
had located the positions for Col. Don,
of the United States army several
years ago. And the tablets are near
the fartherest position occupied by the
brigade. We returned through Sharps
burg, and saw G.en. Lee's headquar
ters. At Sharpsburg' there is a na
tional ceimetery with thousands of fed
eral dead. The country around Sharps
burg is very pretty and a splendid
place for a battle. We returned to
Kadersville, ran down to Weaverton,
and got on 'the Canal cow path, and
walked three miles to Harper's Ferry.
There :has been very little change at
Harper's Ferry in the last 49 years.
Harper's Ferry is 'in the joint formed
by the Potomac and Shenandoah riv
ers with railroad and wagon bridges
to Maryland, and -wagon bridge to
Virginia side. Here we met ,a veter
an who fought on the London Heights,
another who was on the Bolivar
Heights, and myself who fought on
Maryland Heights. When these three
points fell, Harper's Ferry was at our
mnerey. We captured 12,500 prisoners
here. vith 90 pieces of cannon. We
returned to Washington that night.
Let me say here that Congressmen
Aiken, Johnson and Lever, of South
Carolina, and Humphrey, of 'Missis
sipp,i, showed us great kindness, and
Mr. Carpenter, of Anderson, took me
and the young men with me. under
his especia:1 charge, and no party ever
had -a better guide.
On Thursday morning I left Wash
ington and reached Charlottsville, Va.,
about 12 o'clock. Dr. and Mrs. W. A.
Hameis met me at the depot with their
brett, and took me to their beauti
ful home. Dr. Hames has three daugh
ters at home and one in Chicago
Misses Inary, Ruth, Virginia-hand
some, educated and refined. Miss Ruth
will teach in Laurensville, Ky., Miss
Mary in South Oarolina, and Miss Vir
ginia is thel home keeper. Let me give
a little explanation here. I was
wounded at the Wildermess on the 6ath
of May, 1864, and reached Charlotts
ville May 12, 1864, and was placed In
the Delaware hospital annex, just
across the C. & 0. trairoad.- I was
being mistreated'by the nurse. W. A.
Hames, who had taken one year in
the University( medical course), but
who had joined the army, and was de
tailed to stay with is captain, who
was wounded and in the hospital, saw
how the nurse was treating me, and
reported the nurse to the physician in
charge. The nurse was sent to the
front and Mr. Hames took charge of
me. He told Dr. Davis he thought if
they would put my leg In a splint, he
thought I might recoler. My leg was
put in splint and swung up from the
bed. Dr. Hames dressed my wound
twice each day for weeks, until he re
turned to the army. I had not seen
him in 47 years; but he 'received me
with open arms, and his family gave
me a warm welcome, indeed. We took
the afternoon and drove over the Uni
Friday morning we went to Monti
cello, the home of Thomas -Jefferson.
Saw the' monument, and went over
the grounds. We returned home for
dinner and in the afternoon, drove
over the remainder of the city.
I also found here a lady who vis
ited me often while in the hospital.
She remembered me all iright, and we
spent a pleasant hour talking oer
the days of -the war.
I bade this kind family good-bye
on Friday night at 9 o'clock, and ar
rived home Saturday evening.
]MANiY LIVES SAVED BY BOY.
Signals Sent Out From Improvised
Station-Steamer Was at Mercy
Charleston, S. C., Aug. 30.--.Passeng
ers on the ill-fated steamer Lexington,
which was beached on Edisto Island
during the hurricane Monday after
noon alived ten years in the space of
24 hours, with the ship almost entirely
submerged time and again while'driv
en before the gale.
Lack of power to tresist the gale
caused -the Lexington to be beached.
With five feet of water in the engine
room every pound of steam that could
be raised was used to man the pumps
and keep -the ship afloat. With the
boat under water Steward Berliner
~managed to cook food for the passeng
ers' and creeping on hands and feet
served it -them in the cabin where they
were unVable .to move through fear of
ieing washed overboard.
But for the heroism of Wireless
Operator 'Sheetz there would have
been no chance of rescue. After the
storm had wrecked the wireless sta
tion, Sheetz climbed -into 'the rigging
and ad.justed his instruments, flashing
the calls for immediate asistance.
Th'e signals were caught by the
Yamacraw, which hastened to Hunt
ing Island. Sheetz, a sixteen-year-old
boy, was in inmminent peril of his life
while operating the wireless, the wind
almost tearing him from his insecure
position. The tad was utterly ex
haustted by 'his desperate work.
Passengers incessantly prayed for
abatement of the storm and when the
government steamer hove into sight
a mighty cry of relief went up from
the sorely stricken people on the Lex
ington. W.hen the captain realized the
danger of 'the liner's breaking up at
any minute he had life preserves
etera on every passenger.
S To Work
FIFTEEN DEATHS HAVE
BEEN SO FAR REPORTED
PrOPERTY LOSS IS MORE THAN A
Optimism is Keynote of Expression Of
Business Xen of Storm-Tossed
Charleston, Aug. 31.-Optimm is
the keynote of all the comment elicit
;ed yesterday by inquiries regarding
the situation n Oharleston and te po
sible effects of the storM of Sunday
night on the commercial nteeW of
the city. A number. of prominen
business men were askod.:thedr opinion
as to what effect the storm had had
or would have on business, and whetbL-'
er or not the city had been dealt a
serious blow by the losses id.
Vothout exception, those who - were
questioned expressed te firm conTic
tia that commercially Charleston had
in no degree suffered and that instead
of a prospective decrease In business
that she would enjoy a normal growth#
just as If there had been no hurricane
and its -resultant damages.
With street cars -iunning ecept on...
the line to the navy yard, electric pow
er available for commercial purposes
and telephoneservice -resamed, Ctw-.
kistoag is getting back to the normaL
Hundreds of men are laboring to clear"
away 'the wireokage of the diastrous
hurricane of Sunday night, and their.
progress has been splendid. Reised
estimates of the damage here are more
than $1,000,000. Fifteen persons are
known to have perished S.nd it is feer .-_
ed that reports from the exposed sea
Islands will swell the death lists and
the property loss, crops-being certainly
The telegraph companiesare receiv
in& and sending messages, though
thkir troubles have not been wholly
There have been a.number of reports
of aditibnal fatalities, but investiga
tion has failed to confirm these. Prob
ably nothing short of the actual flnd
ing of bodies will detemine the mat
ter, save, of course, a protracted ab
sence, -which would prove sufmcient
tetimony of 'the fact. '
It is reported that 'three women were
seen to fal.l from a corner\of the pier
at Mount PI,easant duiri'ng the after
Another story is going the rounds
that -no newspaper report has been
made of a man dropping an infant in - -
the 'water in the rescue work which
was so "gallantly and effectively con
duefed at Atlanticville. The man is
said to havle had the baby in his arms,
carrying it to a place of~ safety, when
a log pounded himl in the back aind
causeid him to release his hold On the
child. He hunted for -the ch'ild- and
could not recover it. This is said to
have been told by the rescue worker
-It is very likely that many of the
reports which have reached here of
people lost are due -to :the difficulaties
of transportation of the first couple of
days, and now 'that these facilities
have been improved and wire commu
nication established many of these
missing parties will be located and
accounted for, if this has not alrelady
The crops have suffered hea'il!r.
The rice is seriously damaged and the
plantprs will lose* heavily from th e tid
al waters as a result of- ithe storm on
Sunday and Monday. The loss was
estimated tonight by Capt. S. G. St,onley
to be about 75 per cent., 'which is all
the more severe upon the planteb-s in
the low coast section on account of
their loss of 35 per cent. last October.
Charl-eston, Aug. 30.-At an early
hour this morning the death list of
the terrific hurricane which swept in
from the sea and struck Charleston
on Sunday evening included not less
than fifteen names. Additional re
ports- from sections surroun4ing the
city yesterday and last night swelled
the list from six, at which it stood