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TOLUNE XLIX NUMB S1. NEITBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FR-JDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1911.
FIGURES TAKEN FROM
THE TAX DUPICATE
TAXABLE PROPERTY RUNS OVER
SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.
Abstract Now Being Prepared by Aud.
itor Will Go More Into The
Totals taken from Auditor Eugene
S. Werts' tax duplicate for 1911 give
interesting statistics of taxes to be
collected for this year. Auditor Werts
is now preparing his abstract, which
'will go into detail, and which will be
published in a few days:
The tax duplicate snows the number
of acres of real estate returned this
year for taxation to be 381,681; num
ber of lots, 1,958; number of buildings,
Value of all taxable real estate-$3,
Value of all taxable personal prop
Total v'alue of all taxable property,
exclusive of the item of railroads, etc.
-$6,338,805, making a grand total,i
including railroads, etc., of $7,199,570.
The ;otal tax on real estate and par
-zonal property is $96,064.30.
The tax on railroads, etc., is $12,
The poll tax is $5,983.00.
The dog tax, 50 cents a head,
amounts to $1,548.50.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Mfrs. Rosa Epting Dies at 97 Years of
Age-N'ews of the Churches and
Prosperity, Oct. 5.-Messrs. F. L.
Schumpert, of Dallas, Texas, and B.
S. Schu,mpert, of Columbia, have re
turned to their respective homes, af
ter visiting relativ'es here.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise attended the
Stork-Sylvan wedding in Columbia
Miss Kate Thompson left Sunday for
Jalapa, where she will teach this sea
(Miss Victoria Crosson, of Leeville,
is the guest of her brother, Mr. Jno.
Miss Maud Roberson, of Winnsboro,
spent the week-end with Mrs. J. S.
Miss Ruby Russell has returned to
Mrs. E. E. Youug has returned from
Columbia, after spending a month with
her niece, Mrs. A. H. Kohn.
Dr. C. K. Wheeler has returned to
Columbia, after spending Saturday
and Sunday with the home folks.
Rev. Mr. Stokes, of Greenwood, has
been visiting Rev. 1%. C. Morris.
Mr. I. B. Nates, of Columbia, spent
the week-end with nis father, Mr. A.
Mr. J. W. Matthews, of Mountville,
spent several days this week with Mr.
YMrs. Geo. McNary, of Saluda, is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Mark Beden
Mr. A. L. Black, of Route No. 4, has
returned to Charleston Medical college
to complete his course.
The Children's Missionary society of
Grace church will hold a public meet
ing Sunday morning. The devotional
services will be conducted by Rev. Z.,
W. Bedenbaugh. The address will be
by Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps, of' Columbia,
and the songs by the children. The.
public cordially invited.
The Young People's society of
Grace church will hold their regular
monthly meeting Friday evening at 8
Mrs. Rosa Epting died at a ripe old
age of 97 years. She was buried at
Macedonia Thursday. She was the
mother of Mr. L. I. Epting.
The guests of Wise's hotel have been
feasting for the last few days on "'pos
sum and 'tatoes" caught by the dis
tinguished hunters, Messrs. J. F.
...--e, H. .T. Rnwl. T. A. Berley. C.j
"ARMY WORK' ATTACKS
STATE'S COTTON CROP
NEWBERRY CROPS INFECTED
WITH THE PEST.
Complaints Are General Throughout
the State--View of the Clemson
Reports from the various sections
of Newberry county are to the effect
that the "army worm" is playing havoc
with the cotton in the county. The
complaint seems to be general
throughout the State a report from
Edgefield and other counties on Thurs
day saying that the pest has covered
a greater portion of the entire crop.
Several fields around Newberry are
full of this worm. It seems to eat the
leaves and attack the bolls, being
principally damaging to the top crop
and to late cotton. Mr. Antine Buz
hardt says the worms were not satis
fied with his cotton, and they are now
invading his turnip patch for salad. A
message from Mr. Arthur Werts, of
the Deadfall section, on Thursday said
the worm was playing havoc with the
crops of that section.
Thq article from the Columbia State
below shows that the matter has been
taken up with the expert at Clemson
college, and gives his opinion of the
Exactly what damage is being done
by the worm in the county and
throughout the State is, of course,
problematical, but the reports indi
cate that the pest has attacked almost
the entire cotton crop of the State.
The Columbia State of Wednesday
says: v.. .
Many cotton fields in the Piedmont
section of the State have been stripped
of the leaves a'nd the tender fruit
greatly damaged by the cotton cater
pillar, commonly known as the "army
worm." Owing to the late appearance
of the caterpillar the cotton crop will
not be seriously damaged in the opin
ion of A. F. Conradi, State entomolo
gist, who is located at the experiment
station at Clemson college. The cat
erpillar has made its appearance in
Richand county and several fields
have been attacked.
In response to a telegram from The
State Mr. Conradi yesterday made the
following -statement as to the cater
"The cotton caterpillar is rapidly
increasing in this ~state. This pest
has created havoc in' the western and
central sections of the cotton belt.
Reports received indicate that the
caterpillar has appeared in the north
ern, central and eastern sections of
Owing to its late appearance no se
rious damage is expected to the cot
ton crop. Cotton opening at presenit
will suffer little. Late cotton should
in most cases be treated with Paris
green dusted at rate of,two and one
half pounds pe.r acre. It can be mix
ed ten times its weight with slacked
lime, and dusted from muslin bags.
"I can make no prediction as to the
effect on the cotton crop for next year
before .the end of the week."
A. G. Smith, of the United States
office of farm management sent sev
eral of the caterpillars to Mr. Con
radi for examination. A complete re
port as to how to exterminate the in
sect will be issued later.
According to reports received in
Columbia the cotton caterpillar first
made its appearance a week ago. Mr.
Smith was inspecting several farms
in Greenville county on Monday a
week ago. He found the caterpillars
on some cotton. Several days later
the fieJld was completely stripped of
Joseph Shelor, a well known attor
ney of Waihalla, was among the vis
itors in Columbia yesterday. He said
that many cotton fields had been dam
aged by the caterpillar in Oconee
county. He said 'thae the worm first
made its appearance in that county a
week ago and that Within three days
all of the leaves had disappeared from
several cotton fields in his neighbor
In North Carolina.
A report from Charlotte Monday
night stated that a strange worm
which made its appearance a few
ays a in.Gonn county, North
GOOD ROAD WORK IN
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE IS
Pretty Home Marriage-Milliner
Whitmire, Oct. 5.-Mr. Jno. L. Epps,
our efficient county treasurer, spent a
few days of last week with his brother,
Mr. Daniel Epps.
Mr. Laton, of Woodruff, was in town
one day last week. He and his friend,
Mr. Henry Tidmarsh, went on to the'
University of Maryland, where they
will spend the session studying medi
Mr. L. I. Feagle was in town last
The chain gang has done some good
work on the road from Whitmire by
Mr. Bachman Cromer's to Newberry.
Mr. C. H. Shannon has assisted the
gang in working the road from Mr.
Bachman Cromer's to the Brick house.
Now automobiles will find a nice road
around the belt by the Brick house
from Newberry to Whitmire.
The Cromer school will open the
first Monday in November with Miss
Jessie Wilkes, of Chester, as teacher.
Mr. Leo Riser is attending Newberry
college this year.
The Trilby school began this morn
ing with Miss Drucy Smith as teacher.
She will board at Mr. William Dun
can's. , I
Mr. George Young, of Wbitmire, and
Mr. Edgar Taylor, of Renno, visited
at Mr. C. H. Shannon's recently.
Mr. W. C. Scott is getting on nicely
with his new dwelhng. From all ap
pearances he does not mean for this
to be the home of a bachelor.
Mr. Tom Brock was in town last
week meeting again with friends of
Dr. Childs, of Hendersonville, N. C.,
Visited his daughter, Mrs. H. K. Boyd,
Mr. Louis Barton, of Wilmington,
N. C., after a short visit to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Burton, has re
turned to his post of duty.
Misses Elliott and Inez Bobbins, of
Goldville, came over for the openings
Friday evening. They were welcomed
by their many friends here. They
spent the night with Mrs. McD. Metts.
Dr. H. K. Boyd has returned from
a short trip to Atlanta.
'The openings in tne Glenn-Lowry
company's store, Mr. David Duncan's
and Cooper company's were quite a
success. They were, xargely attended
and liberally patronized. The hats
are smaller and more graceful. If
you are not tall enough to suit your
fancy just buy one of the beavers and
you'll be alright. A willow plume cost
ing anywhere from $25, and- upward,
will give a soft finishing touch to al
most any hat.
Mr. J. B. Pitts has nought from the
Glenn-Lowry company the lot on the
Buncombe road to the east of Mr. J.
C. Abrams' place.
Mrs. Pitts, of Carlisle, was in town
Friday, assisting her nusband in lo
cating the spot for their new home;
which will soon be in process of erec
Mr. Jas. Tidmarsh has bought from
Mr. Tom Adair, of Clinton, that lot on
upper Main street, north of Mrs. Sallie
Payne's and opposite Mr. J. G. Setz
er's. Here Mr. Tidmarsh intends
building a handsome dwelling, so that
he will be near his farming nterests.
Miss L. R. Cofield, of Spartanburg,
came over on Saturday and resumed
Carolina, was workmng havoc ~in the
late cotton fields.
J. Y. Floyd's Crop.
J. Y. Floyd, of Silverstreet in New
berry county, yesterday addre?ssed the
following com,munleation to The
State: "I wish to inform you that we
have been struck by a pest known as
the "army worm" which is destroying
all of the top crop on cotton and the
late cotton is being ruined by them.
In some fields of young cotton in
township number six not a leaf is
left on the cotton and the late fruit
is badly damaged. The worms are
eating up the young corn too and
Condition of S,
her duties as got,erness for Dr. R. R.
Miss Nan Brooke Scott, of Culpep
per, Va., arrived Saturday. She will
teach as governess for Mr. William
Coleman and teach music in Whitmire.
We all enjoyed the elegant music at
the Methodist church Sunday evening.
Mrs. J. .W Hipp makes a splendid or
ganist and Mr. T. R. Hallman played
the cornet well. "Give Me Thy Heart,"
and "Exalt the Lord of Glory" were
beautifully renderea by the choir,
showing what talent we have in Whit
Miss Myrtle Duckett spent this week
visiting friends in Laurens.
Mr. Luther Duckett, after a visit to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Duckett, and other relatives and
friends, has returned to his home in
Mrs. R. R. Jeter came over to the
A pretty home marriage was cele
brated at the residence of Mrs. Green
Lee on Sabbath afternoon at 5 o'clock.
The contracting parties were Mr. J.
H. Whitmire, of Clinton, and Miss Oth
ello Lee, of Union county. Rev. 0. A.
Jeffcoat officiated. The bride wore a
lovely white dres witl Val lace and
medallions. A large number of rela
tives and intimate tiend* were pres
eat. Delightful refreshments were
served. . '* -
Mr. WIlliam Coleman is at ho'ne
Otis, the Infant son of Sr. and Mrs.
David Duncan, and Mr. J. W. Gary
have been quite ill for mor4 than a
ATTACKED BY GEORGIA MOBS.
Fur Men Injured In Biot at Hamburg.
Freight Trains Abandoned-Stop
ped Outside Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 4.-The opera
tions of trains on the Georgia & Flor
ida railroad met with the first mate
rial resistance from the striking fire
men and synrpathizers in this vicin
ity this evening, when two freight
trains were stopped by mobs and the
train crews overpowered. Four em
ployes of the company were serious
ly injured, on'e of them sustaining a
Sylviested Moriarity, of New York, a
guard, was struck on the head with a
coupling pin, and his skull was frac
tured. William- King, of New York
was badly cut about the head and
face and shot through the arm. Wil
iam Ray, of New York, a fireman, was
badly cut about the head and face.
Taken to Hospital.
All the injured men are strike
breakers and are now in the city hos
A train leaving with supplies for
way stations between Augusta and
Douglas was stopped just outside the
city limits, on the belt line, and was
abandoned by the crew. The othe
was a train of freo.ht cars being
transferred from the Augusta yards to
the Hamburg yards of the Southerna
road, and was held up near Schultz's
Hill, on the Carolina side of the river.
Keep Day of Atonement
When the first stars' appeared in the
heavens Sunday evening, October 1,
they ushered in the day holiest to th
Jew in his entire religious calendar.
From that hour until the evening of
the following day, October 2, the de
vout Israelite gave himself entirely to
Gd, and to the purif'ying of his soul
by repentance. It was a day spent by
him in meditation and prayer, with no
thought of the world, its profits or
pleasures. It is the great W!hite Fast,
when, abstaining from all food, from
sundown to sundown, the people of
Israel "afflict their souls" for the sins
of the past year.
Mrs. Caldwell Extremely Ill.
message from Greenwood on
Thursday stated that Mrs. J. F. J.
Caldwell was still extremely ill, and
only the most meagre hopes were
held out for any improvement what-:
ENROLMENT OF NEGROES
REPORT OF COUNTY SUPERINTEN
DENT OF EDUCATION.
Number of the Schools Have Made
Progress.-A Good Showing.-The
The annual report of County Super
intendent of Education J. S. Wheeler
for the scholastic year ending June 30,
just given out, shows some rather
startling school statistics for Newberq
ry county. The total enrolment of
white children in the schools of the
county the past year was 2,831, and
the total enrolment of negroes was
5,436-about twice as many negro
children, in round numbers, as white
children. In District No. 1, composed
largely and almost exclusively of the
town of Newberry, the enrolment of
whites outnumbered the enrolment of
negroes, and the total of the several
towns of the county shows that, tak
ing the towns apart from the country
districts, the enrolment of whites and
negroes was about equal, making all
the greater the preponderance of no
.gro enrQMt over wUlte enrolmont in
the country districts. It the country
districts the negroes outnumbered the
whites nearly three to one. In thA
county as a whole Me average atten
dance of negroes was 3,219, and the
average Attendance of whites was oU171
1,912. " id l
Taking the comparison by studes
it is shown by the report that the first
reader was taught to 382 whites and
1,386 negroes-a proportion of more
than three to one.
,Going up to the higher branches,
the whites show a greater proportion
than the negroes, but the startling fact
remains that with an average expendi
ture per pupil, according to the re
port, of $12.97 for whites and $1.40 for
negroes, the negroes .of Newberry
county are taking advantage.of every
opportunity offered even -foi- the
crumbs of an education in contrast
with too much indifference on the part
of the whites, and that negro children
in this county last year studying the
first reader outniunered the white
children, according to the report, more
than three to one.
The report of the county superin
tendent, taken as a whole, shows pro
gress in school work in the county.
This is the last report which will be
made by ~County Superintendent
Wiheeler, he haiing recently resigned
the position, to take the superinten
dncy of the Prosperity City schools.
His resignation will take effect with
the first of next January.
Following is a synopsis of the re
port showing the entire condition of
the schools, and it will well repay a
careful reading of every citizen of
Newberry county: - -
Schools, Enrolment, Average Atten
No. of districts, 59. White schools
in towns, 11; white schools in country,
51; total white schools in county, 62.
Negro schools in towns, 9; negro
schools in country, 50; total negro
schools in county, 5:.
Whites, in town schools, boys, 544;
girls, 653; total whites in town
schools, 1,197. Whites, in country
schools, boys, 865; girls, 769;
total whites in country schools, 1,634.
Total number of white children in
schools of the county, 2,831.
Negroes, in town sch6ols, boys, 545;
girls, 656; total negroes in town
schools, 1,201. Negroes, In country
schools, boys, 2,015; girls, 2,220; to
tal negroes .in country schools, 4,235.
Total number of negroes in schools of
the county, 5,436.
In school district No. 1, which in
cludes the town of Newberry, the fig
ures are ,as follows: Enrolment of
white boys, 230; en.roTment of white
girls, 382; total enrolment of whites,
632. Enrolment of negro boys, 197;
enrmnt of negro girls, 293; total
y Will Pay
For Year 1911
B. Bedenbaugh ard W. W. Kellett.
Mrs. J. F. Browne will entertain the
Literary Sorosis Wednesday, October
Following is the program:
"The birth of science was the death
"What science is doing for today'
"The supposed whys and wherefores
of pellagra"-Miss Thompson.
Current events--Mrs. A. G. Wise,
DEATH OF DR. JEROME BRUCE.
Native of Newberry Dies in Florida,
His Adopted State-Was Sincere
Jacksonv4lle, Fla., Metropolis, Sept. 29.
After a brief illness at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. P. H. Boyer, 617
Laura street, Dr. Jerome Bruce, of
Sanford, Fla., quietly passed away at
3.40 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Dr. Bruce was the author of that
celebrated portrayal of ante-bellum
days, "Studies in Black and White,"
being pre-eminently fitted to write
such a story, as he was one of the fast
decreasing number of "old school
The talent of Dr. Bruce was versa
tile, he having been a writer and skill
ful medical man. He was more than
this. He was beloved as a man, citiz
en, friend and Christian gentleman.
He was a member of the Church of
Was Highly Esteemed.
The following excerpt from an old
issue of the Sanford Herald voices the
esteem of those among whom Dr.
Bruce lived for many decades:
"Dr. Jerome Bruce came to Sanford
in 1894 and for sixteen or seventeen
years was actively engaged in the
practice of medicine, endearing him
self in many ways to the hearts of
our citizens. As a physician he stoxd
in the front rank with an experience
dating back to 1856, at which time he
graduated from Jefferson Medical col
lege, Philadelphia. He retires 'now,
moves away from us, and will be sadly
missed by all who knew him. Inclem
ent weather, nor feeble health, nor old
age never iestrained th.is noble man
when called on to visit a human stififer
er, no matter how poor or obscure, and
many of these live today to testify to
his professional skill aind tender at
tention. His sympathy with his pa
tients was one of his chief character
istics, and his kind words and gentle
touch will long 'be remembered from
the mansion to thie tnnIn.
"It is with profound regret that our
people part from Dr. Bruce as physi
cian and friend, and as one of the
most cultured., courtly gentlemen who
ever came into our midst.
"Bearing with him the highest es
teem of the community and sincere
love of his friends he returns to his
birthplace, Newberry, S. C., where we
trust he may long live in ther enjoy
ment of pleasant old memories and as
Dr. Bruce leaves bereaved, a wife,
wo sons and four daughters, Robley
Bruce, of Palatka; Wallace Bruce, of
Fernandina; Mrs. Kate Norman, of
Kansas City; Mrs. P. H. Boyer, of
Jacksonville; Mrs. F. V. S. Chamber
lain, of Honolulu, H. I., and Mrs. E.
L. Vondermark, of Jacksonv'ille.
Rev. J. T. Boone officiated at the
uneral service at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Boyer, 617 Laura
street, at 3.30 o'clock this afternoon,
ad thes private interment being made
it Woodlawn cemetery by Undertaker
The pall'bearers were L. P. Vorder
nark, George Boyer, C. W. Zaring, 0.
L. Vordermark, E. L. Vordermark and
P~. H. Boyer.
Rally Day Baptist Sunday School.
The rally day exercises of the Sun
lay school of the First Baptist church,
which were postponed from last Sun
lay, will be he.ld on Sunday afternoon
it 4 o'clock.
All the children of the Sunday school
re asked to meet at the church on