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OLIEXLIX, NUMBER 84. EWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1911. f~vAUf~
ROT AIR AND TlE
SPLIT LOG DRAG
A GOOD COMBiNATION N GOOD
Township Inspector Law a Farce
Mr. John W. Scott Writes Strong
Editor of The Herald and News:
I note that you published an article
that I wrote to the Observer sometime
ago, commending an editorial that ap
peared in that paper in the interest
of' better roads. You saw fit to make
some complimentary editorial com
ments in reference to myself. I wish
to. return the compliment by saying
that I am somewhat acquainted with
your efforts as a newspaper man in
referenct to better roads, and- I take
m Pleasure in commen&ng your course
along that line. I think it the duty of
our county papers to preach every
-week from the text: "We need better
roads and must have them."
You can call it hot air or by any
other name you please, the burning
0- nee'd of the times is for better roads.
I -deem it your duty through your
paper to coinmend and conuemn when
and wherever it is needed in the in
-terest of good roads.
Mr. Editor, we muAt be up and do
in& or we will be left with bad roads.
The good roads movement is on and
..w must be in the procession with
pek and drag--you use your pen and
1 *illuse the drag.
when you come this way agaln,
in -our ato, when you get to the Briek
hofse, you can open the throttle and
1etk,er go at the rate of 60 miles an
:bodr uaEl yoiket to Butln Johnson's.
IF hope hi our repreis;&tatives at
-the next mieting of the legislature
repent of tleir sins and repeal
that li' that- created a board :of road
inpectors.- -That law s nothing but
a, isrce. - Good-men were-appointed-for
ea township, but they have no pow
er2br authority to -make.better roads.
I suggest that they atone for their sins
-by"aink a- law- to elect a commis
ioner for each township with power
and authority to supervise the roads
of their respecti,ve townships.
In this conn'ection I would make an
40 otesuggesticn that the - legislatkre
a propriate'some of the money that is
tihown to the iair winds in the-n
trNst of hiigher educaition for the im
prVemenOt of- the public roads. I be
-iee tbat dividends would accrue from
suNi investment that thousands and
-hsands of people of the State would
shar-e in the dividends'who do not now
receive anything from the large
.aount of money expended for higher
The road referred to in your comn
ents I have been traveling for 50
.ears. In rny youth it was my school
-ad, it was theni my church road and
now in the even.ing of life it is my
maket road. During all of these
yers until about one year ago, this
Aad.a nothing but a narrow trail,
the -l~est part of :the road being in
th mddle. -By the use of the wood
en drag it is now a,-pleasure to travel
ov1er, either riding or a foot. I now
laul over this road with two mules
.. what I formerly hauled with four
I~ imention these facts to show the
- nerits of the wooden drag. The work
*done to the roads by the chaingang 3S
nothing but a delusion and a snare if
-they are not attended to afterwards.
Jno. W. Scott.
Whitmire, S. C.. Oct. 14, 1911.
HARMON WON'T BE THERE.
With regret Governor Judson Har
mon, of Ohio, expresses in letter to
-r. E. J. Watson and Mr. A. Dl. Hud
son, his inability to accept their in
-iitaton to deliver an address .at the
South Atlantic States Corn exposition
to -be held in Columbia in December.
G overnor'Harmon~ will be in Co'lumfbia
during the State fair, however. His
let-ter to Mr. Hudson, who is president
of the exposition, states that Gover
nor Harmon will be called tO San
Francisco during. December, to select
: site for the Ohio e-xhibit at the Pan
ama exposition, in accordance with an
a m ased last winter.
'JUSTICE E.MLIN9S FUNERAL.
Today, at Washington-Tribute Paid
by Late Jurist's Pastor.
Washington, Oct. 1-.-The funeral of
the late Justice John Marshall Har
lan, of the supreme court of the Unit
ed States, will be held here Tuesday
afternoon, from the New York Avenue
Presbyterian church, with which the
late jurist had been long and promin
eitly identified. The. family so an
nounced tonight. The pastor, the Rev.
Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, will officiate at
the services, and the pallbearers will
be the eight members of the supreme
court of the United States. The inter
meat, which will be private, will be in
Rock Creek cemetery.
At the morning service at the church
today, Dr. Radcliffe paid a warm tri
bute to the dead jurist. .After speak
ing of Justice Harlan's long and prom
inent membership in the church, Dr.
"The nation mourns one of - its
greatest citizens the judiciary one of
its strongest pillars, the Church of
Christ, and the Presbyterian church
especially, one of its most honored
names this congregation a 'tower of
strength, and all of us one of our best
and most devoted friends."
Almost innumerable are the anec
dotes recalled' by Justice Harlan's in
timates. The jurist had a keen sense
of humor. Even -when struggling with
complex legal problems, this apprecia
tion of the humorous flashed out to
illumine. the situation, and he dearly
relished a jQke.
ustice Harlan was very fond of the
late Justi6e Peckham. The . latter
twitted him about his Presbyterian
Areiection an4,.in turn, was twitted
about being. Dimocrat. On one:oc
casion, Justice Harlan was explain
ing to his brethren on the bench that
he would be"forced to absent himself
from them on the following day, to at
tend' a Presbyterian conference.
"You are such a good Presbyterian,
Harlan," said Justice Peckham, "that
I don't se, why you are afraid to die."
wI vould -not be afraid responded
.ustice Harlan, "if I were sure that
in the next world I would not turn .up
at Democratic headquarters."
Justice Harlan resented a story that
he was in the habit of borrowing to
bacco from Chief Justice White.
"I never borrowed a chew from
Wite in my life," said Justice Har
lan; "White always, borrowed from
One day Justice Harlan. was chew
ing tobacco in a street car. He
thought the window was open, but it
was not. He apologized to the con
ductor. At another time a disorderly
individual was creating a disturbance
on the car on which the justice was a
S"Why don't you put that man* off,"
inquired Justice Harlan.of the conduc
tor, with some heat.
"It would be -against the law," re
pl%td the-conductor to the noted judge.
Justice Harlan chewed tobacco all
his life. .During the hearing before
the . supreme court in .the American
obacco case last spring, Justice Har
lan told 'one of the tobacco "trust"
lawyers, who was addressing the court
Ithat all the tobacco he bought these
days was either spoiled or adulterat
ed. The story was published and the
justice received samples of chewing
tobacco for many weeks,
His favorite exercise was golf. One
Ihole on the Chevy Chase links is
known as the Harlan hole, because the'
justice made the hole one day in one
stroke. He ofeten 'played with Dr. J.
McBryde Sterritt, a retired clergyman.
One day Dr. Sterritt prepared to tee
off but missed the ball entirely. He
looked at it a moment in disgust with
out saying a word. "Doctor, that is
the most profane silence I ever heard,"
remarked Justice Harlan.
Notice of Organ Sale.
A chapel organ, in good condition,
will be sold to the highest bidder at
Colony church on next Friday at 11
o'clock a. m.
On Friday morning F. H. Anderson,
colored, paid a fine of $10, under the
conviction for stealing a pair of pants
from the store of L. Morris.
THAT *REST ROOM.
Supervisor Feagle and Commissioner
ALeitzsey Act in Accordance Re
Editor of The Herald and News:
It is not our purpose to get into a
newspaper controversy and we do not
wish to appear as critizing the ac
tion of County Commissioner Living
ston in the matter of providing a rest
room in the old court house, but since
Mr. Livingston has seen fit to let it
be known why he opposed providing a
rest room, we think it proper that we
should explain our course and our
reasons for that course to the people
of Newberry county, whose servants
We wish first to recall that in the
Democratic convention of Newberry
coginty of 1D08, a resolution was pass
ed 'favoring the use of the old court
house for rest room purposes. The
same convention which passed this
resolution was a part of the machin
ery of the Democratic -party by which
party we were chosen to the posi
tions which we now hold, and as good
Democrats we felt it our duty to obey
the instructions of the convention of
our party. Again, we have only pro
vided one room, all that was request
ed. The county had been receiving no
income whatever from. thi2 room. And
we wish to state that the county is to
be put to no expense whatever in fur
nishing or maintaining this room, it
being .our understanding that the
twn of Newberry will provide what
ever funds are needed for these pur
poses.' The only expenditure made by
the county in this matter, 'was a little
time of a few convicts taken In re
Jnoing the old records from the room
set-1iart to the new court house, the
proper place for the keeping of those
The old court house belongs to tie
people of Newberry county; the rest
-room is to be used by the ladies and
children of Newbery county, and we,
are sure that we shalI eceive no con
demnation from "the tired mothers of
the county who avail themselves, of a
place' 'here they can rest and pro
vide for the comfort of their children..
The county board of commissioners
hji nothing to do with disposing of
e old court house property, and the
matter of its disposition is not affect
ed by our action in providing for a
Very truly yours,
C. L. Leitzsey,
SHELBY PROUD OF HER SON.
Emmett Cabiness, Prominent Figure
in Conference of Southern Cotton
Growers at Montgomery, Son of
Maj. Harvey Cabiness, Late Distin
guished Citizen of Cleveland.
Shelby, Sept. 14.-Mr. Emmett Cab
iess, eax-president of the farmers' un
ion in the State of Georgia and one of
those in the conference with the
Southern cotton growers in Montgom
ery yesterday, when President C. S.
Barrett, of the Farmers' union, an
nounced that a French-English syndi
cate has guaranteed any amount of
money up to $75,000,000 to finance the
South's cotton crop, is a native of
Shelby, being the son of the late Maj.
Harvey Cabiness, a distinguished and
rather picturesque character, ,who
passed away several.years ago.
Shelby people feel honored with the
success Mr. Emmett Cabiness has been
making. He farms on a big scale and
has been taking a very prominent part
in 'the organization and building up of
the farmers' union. Not long ago he
made a trip to New York to see about
getting money with which to take care
of the distressed cotton-Cotton that is
raised by farmers who are not able to
hold it off of the market for better
prices. On another occasion he went
before President Taft regarding some
legislation in the interest of the far
Miss Charlotte Walker appears bare
footed in the first act of her new play;
We may say that if the stage carpen
ter is a wise man he will not spill any
+ack_Nwe and Courier.
3ULLINAX DIES O WOUNDS
Greenwood Oil 31ill Man Shot by G.
W. Long Succumbs.
Greenwood, Oct. 13.-L. P. Mullinax,
manager of the Troy Oil mill, who
was shot Wednesday afternoon by G.
W. Long, proprietor of the Troy Phar
macy while Long was acting as a
special deputy, died Wednesday night
in the Augusta hospital. Mr. Long
who had already surrendered to Sher
iff McMillan, is till in the county jail.
His attorney will apply for bail at
once. The inquest was held yesterday
afternoon at Troy. Solicitor Cooper
was present at the inquest and W. H.
Nicholson, of Grier. Park & Nichol
son was present representing the de
Before the death of Mr. Mullinax,
his father, Mr. J. W. Mullinax, swore
out a' warrant for Mr. Harve Robin
son, intendant, and Mr. J. B. Dowtin,
the other deputy. who was with Mr.
Long, charging them with intent to
kill. The death of Mr. L. P. Mullinax
changed the charge and when the cor-.
oner's jury returned a verdict which
did not iffclud~e these two the charge
against them was dropped. The re
port that they were in jail was with
out foundation. The two offered to
surrender, but were advised to wait
until the inquest had been held. Mr.
Robinson, the intendaut is cashier
of the Bank of Troy. Mt. J. B. Dowtin
the other deputy, was worn in with
Mr. Long to make the arrest of the
negroes. The negroes . were em
ployees. of the Troy Oil Mill, of which
Mr. Mullinax w#s manager, and this
fact brought about the unfortunate
-Mr. Long mentioned .here is a son
of Mr. Latimer Long, of Newberry
G. W. LON kBRELASED.
Man.Who Shot L. P. Mullinax Out on
Greenwood, Oct. 1.-Mr. G. W. Long,
who shot L. P. Mulinax, manager of
the Troy Oil mill was released todayJ
upon bail in the sim of three thous
and dollars, granted by Associate Jus
tice E. B. Gary, at Abbeville. It is
presumed that' the case will come up
for trial next wieek. Messrs. Feather
stone & McGhee are also of counsel
for the defense and Messrs. Tillma.n
and May will assist Solicitor Cooper.
Death of Mrs. J. F. J. Caldwell.
Mrs. Rebecca Connor Caldwell, wife
of Maj. J. F. J. Caldwell, -died at the
home of her brother, Dr. P. B. Connor,
at Greenwood, on Saturday morning at
10.45 o'clock, afte'r an Illness of 15
Mrs. Caldwell was truly a gentle
woman in word and in deed, exciting
sweet influence over all who camne
within its sphere. Always thoughtful
for and consideration of others, she
will be greatly missed, at home, among
her friends and in her church-where
she was always present when well-St.
Luke's of Newberry.
Her memory is enshrined within the
hearts of those who loved her and
her indluence wili linger as the frag
rance of a dear flower .
Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her
husband, Major J. F.~ J. Galdwell,
three sisters, Mrs. . Emma Smith and
Mrs. Julia Erving, of Arkansas, and
Mrs. David Aiken, of Greenwood, and
by two brothers, Dr. P. B. Connor, of
Greenwood, and Dr. G. L. .Connor, of
Cokesbury, and other relatives.
The funeral service was held at St.
Luke's Episcopal church on Sund4y
aftemnoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by
the Rev. 0. T. Porcher, of Greenwood,
and A. E. Cornish.
In the presence of many sorrowing
relatives and friends she was tender
ly laid to rest by thie side of the lit
te daughter lost in infancy, and coy
erd with the "flowers of love and af
fection." In the deepening shadows of
the ev:ening she was left "in the keep
ing of God and the angels."
Among the many beautiful floral
tributes was a large cross of cream
roses from the ladies of St. Luke's.
The pall bearers were: W. H. Hunt,
. -B. Cannon, Jno. M. Kinard, Dr. C.
D. Weeks, F. N. Martin, Dr. 0. B. May
er I. H-. Hunt. . N. McCaughrin.
WIGHTS SHOW NEW tiIMAUk.
Latest Development of Brothers' Skill
Displayed to Gaze of Spectators
at Kitty Hawk.
Kitty Hawk, N. C., Oct. 15.-With
the assembling yesterday of the Wright
brothers' latest development in the
science of aviation, spectators were
given their first view of. the device
with Which the famous aeroplane in
ventors hope to solve the problem of
sustained flight with minimum power.
The new glider is much lighter than
any machine in use -by the Wrights,
weighing only about 145 pounds.
There was not enough wind yester
day to fly the new aeroplane from Kill
Devil hil, and the first flight is ex
pected to take place next Monday.
TRIBUTE TO MRS. NITTLE.
Beth Israel Congregation Expresses
Its Sorrow at Her Demise.
The death of Mrs. Mittle has brought
sorrow to many of the Jewish families
of Beaufort. The congregation of Beth
Israel in appreciation of her general
goodness has drafted the following'
Whereas, it has pleas.ed .our Great
Creator to .remove from among us Mrs.
Julia Mitt6,; a woman Who, as a de
voted mother, leave deep impress
upon -all who knew her; and, where
as, the death of this excellent woman,
who was ever ready in the performance
of good works, has created a sad vd-'
cancy among the life.members of Beth
Isi-ael.eong1egation, ax well .as a void
in a community in wbhh she was high
ly esteemed; and wh6reas, it is only
meek, right and proper that a tilbuie
to her 'i1emory shoiqd.accompany the
tears that. havd been shed over her
hier.; therefore, he it.
Resoled, That In Ath eies df
Mrs. Julia,Mittle,. Beth Israel congre
gation has had to part with a life
member, who had won, the highest re
gard of its menbership and was be
loved by a wide circle of friends.
Reol-ved, . That .w.hile we humbly
bow in* revernce to the maidates of
the Holy One of Israel, it is with
great sadness of heart we see our
good friend pass to the -other side of
the -veil, but understand that our
Great God had use for her in a lhigh
er and brighter .world, where there
shall no more be suffering and tears.
Resolved, That we extend our h'eait
felt and deepest sympathy to the loy
ed ones who mourn the passing of a
devoted mbthrer and .true and sincere
Resolved, That a page of our n#Inute
book be suitably inscribed, to the
memory of Sister Julia Mittle, and1
that a copy of these proceedings be
sent to:.the family of the deceased by
the proper officer.
Resolved, That this preamble and
these resolutions be printed.
Morris Levin, M. S. Epstin,
SeLoretary. - President.
IN THE FIRST
88,281 Persons See Opening Game of
.World Series, Played in Ideal
New York, Oct. 14.-I-n the presence
of what was probably the greatest
throng of baseball enthusiasts ever
gathered together, the National league
pennant winners, the New York
Giants, defeated the Amerilean league
pennant holders, the Philadelphia
Athletics, by a score of 2 to 1, in the
first game of the series for the world's
baseball championship for 1911, at
the Polo grouuds today. The battle
was hard' fought throughout, with
fi.nal honors doubtful up to near the
The national committee announced
that 38,281 persons had paid adnmis
sion to witness the contest and the
gross receipts were $77,359.
October. 13. Fred Dunvan, of Jack
sonville, Fla., Maggie Sanders, of
October 14. Richard Nance, Ceily
Hodgers; both of Newberry.
31rs. Nancy Williamson, Aged 110, Dies
Augusta, Ga., October 15.-Mrs.
Nancy Williamson, the oldest woman
in the South, aged a little more than
110 years, died at her home in Augus
ta this afternoon. She is survived by
19 grandchildren, thirty-three great.
grandchildren end seventeen great
Though feeble and all but helpless
she has, up to a few days ago, em
ployed her time by sewing articles of
clothing for her youngest descendants
Mrs. Williamson was the grand
motber of Mr. W. H. Hardeman of the
Newberry cotton mill.
Athleties'Win Second Gn -
In the second game Monday afte
-noon between th4 Atiletics of Phil
adelphia and the Gianti ofLew or
the Athletics won by a score of. 3
Messrs, J. E. Norwood and Frazier.
Evans, with others who are interested
in the national games, ha arrad
to receive :daily bulletins and t is
from this bulletin that The Heral d
News gets t!he Information as to
Editor The Herald and News: Ia
the discusiion as to the sale of th
Sd court house, suggest that
would be a finejocation for. z l . -
table. There-would be pety eih
'room a:round the table to ae
Idte' buggies and to hitc, and
)orses. I might be rgei ta
46uld mar the .beauty ef Ahe
4hat is moie beautiful han
f livery stable, with i eau
and beautiful muleis-gn4 if. it W&
what do we car for looks'ranywa
This propertybelongs :ot;e.herb
and .the, town is no partof then
ty, and the countyou tto'haWit
money to build a jai1. Afidthat nV
up another thought; whk nt d
the jail in the centre of the sqa
A jail is a thing of beauty, ih
tiemanly prisoers- if It Waa
what diference would it maike Or
how about a- lumber yard -or a can
ning factory? -
I am eutre "Uacle ~Briggs" andCo
misioner Livingston and the Pros~
perity correspondent of tbh Obmedev
will agree with -me.X
Round Trip ExcursIon Fm.et
lumbla -for the State Fakr
Thei Southern railway announices $
very low- round trip .fares to Columbia'
and return account of the State fair,
which will be held at Columbia Oc
tober 30 to November 4. SpecIaltra'in ~
service is also arranged for November''
1and 2 as is'advertised i tlieir
display advertisement in another
olmn of this paper. Tickets will be
sold October 28 to November 3, In
lusive, good- returning November 5,
1911. Extra coaches will- be provided ~
on all regular trains during fair week. /~
Won the Prize.
Willie H. Derrick, son of Mr. Joe
B. Derriek, of Little Mountain, about.
ine years of age, on account of his
activity and untiring energy as agent
for the Saturday Evening Post, has
won the September prize and is lead
ing the race for the October prize.
se sold more than any other agent in
towns' the size of Little Mountain,
selling one hundred and twenty-five
last week. He stands a good chance
of winning the big prize which Is open
to any of the States. He deserves
much credit, and as one of our boys,
we 'wish him much success. May he
acomplish the goal of his aspirations.
Newberry Graded Sehool
The Newberry graded school has
been placed on the list of aceredited?
schools for Wllnthrop college, as to
the work required in physical geo
graphy, which will admit pupils from
the schools to Winthrop college with
out standing examination in that
ranch. In writing Prof. Desa In re
gard to the matter President Johnson
says: "I can say now that one full
year's work under Miss Maybry will
ecure full c'redit for the required
ork in physical geography"