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VOLUME XLIX, NUMBER 89. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1911.
CLENSO"N DEFEATS CAROLINA.
Annual Foot-ball Contest Was One
sided, Score Being Twenty-seven
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Nov. 2.-In a one-sided
contest here today, Clemson college
defeated the South Carolina university
in the annual foot-ball game by a
score of 27 to 0. Several of the play
ers were bruised, but there were no.
There is a large crowd in Columbia
today, and the fair is being liberally
patronized. There has been little dis
order. Newberry is well represented
among the fair-week visitors.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Sale of Large Tract of Land-Personal
Mention and Other Mat
Prosperity, Nov. 2.-Mrs. J. M.
-Wheeler is spending this week in Co
lumbia with he- 'on, Mr. 3. L. Wheel
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise have re
turned from Savanaah, Ga.
Mr. J. W. Morris has rnoved in the
Roof house .in Centre street.
The U. D. C. will meet November 8,
with Mrs. G. Y. Hunter.
Mr. Robert Counts has accepted the
postion as clerk in the postoffice.
Mr. S. J. Kohn, Misses Marie Kohn,
Gertrude Bobb and Mrs. F. J. Browne
are guests this week of Mrs. A. H.
Kohn in Columbia.
L.Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cannon, of Co
}imbia, spent the week-end with Mrs.
M. A: Boozer.
Miss Gertrude Smith, of Danville,
Va., is visiting her cousin, Miss Par
Mrs. M. C. Morris, Master Marion
Morris, Misses Caro Wyche and Jose
-phine May are spending several days
Prof. .L E. Hunter, of Clemson col
lege, is the guest of his father, Mr.
R. T. C. Hunter.
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Bedenbaugh, of
Winston-Salem, are here for the win
Mr. W. P. B. Harmon has return
ed to Ninety Six, after a visit to his
son, Dr. G. W. Harmon.
Quite a number of people from
town and the surrounding country are
attending the fair.
Messrs. S. J. Kohin, A. H. Kohn and
S. S. Birge have sold the large tract of
~and known as the Schumpert tract
which they purchased last fall to Mr.
E. D. Schumpert, of Newberry.
Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edw. Fulenwider, Pastor).
Nothing-prer;entinlg, the following
program of di-:ine serVices will be ob
served at thec Lutheran Church of the
Reeemer next Sunday:
11 a.'m.-The regitar morning ser-I
Vice. The nastor ":ill preach -on the
subject: "The Open Book." Text,
Rev. 10:2: "Ar.d he had in his handi
a little book open." Following the
co:ference of coll9ge students here,
cme 'practical thoughts on the bible
rd the refornation w:ill be given in
4 n. m. -"'Rally Day" w;rvice by thej
S','day school. President harms WIll
make the odoress .4t thivtic qpnd
we may eY"eat --omthin god The
The children of the primary depart
met will sing. A nice little souvenir1
o the ocsion will be giv'en to all
who attend. The parents are espe
cialy urged to come and bring the
children with them.
The public is cordially invited to all
The following invitation has been
issued, which will be of interest to
many Newberry people:
Mr. M. B. Caldwell
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his niece
Miss Ione Caldwell
Mr. Euigene C. Folk
.n November the fifteenth
Nineteen Hundred and eleven
' at twelve o'clock.
ITEIS FRO" WHIVURE.
Circulating Library Established With
Twenty Nembers-New Buildings
Whitmire, Nor. 2.-Mrs. Jno. R
Rosebro has gotten up a circulating
library. About twenty of those whc
love' good books and who are inter
ested in the newest works, especially
of fiction, have joined the association
The books are expected any day, and
this good work will begin.
Mr. J. B. Pitts, our new depot agent,
has had the foundation of his residence
laid and the carpenters will push the
structure to completion. Mr. Pitts'
residence is on the Buncombe: road
adjoining the lot of Mr. J. C. Abrams.
Miss"Sarah Izard, a teacher in Clif
ford seminary, Union, S. C., spent the
week-end with Rev. and Mrs. Jno. R.
Miss Willie Rice, of Sjartan-burg,
spent the week-end with her sister,
Miss Frances Ride, at Rev. Jno. R.
Mrs. J. E. Cofield has returned from
a short trip to Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tidmarsh
came through the country in their
automobile last Friday. Th.iy visited
his sister, Mrs. J. M. Major, and oth
er relatives. Friday was a very rainy
day here, and Mr. and Mrs. Tidmarsh
returned home on the train. Mrs. Sal
lie Tidmarsh returned home with
Mrs. C. A. Calhoun and daughter,
Ida, spent last week with her sister,
Mrs. W. A. Andrews.
Mr. A. J. Holt has moved into his
new store. His brother-in-law, Mr.
George Wren, has moved here, and is
clerking for him. Mr. George Wren
and family live in Mr. Jno. Morse's
Mr. S. T. Taylor and Misses Sal
lie Belle and Bessie Dillard and Miss
Lillian Scott, of Clinton, spent the
week-end at the Tinney hotel.
Mrs. P. B. Odell has return-ed from
a short visit to Clinton.
Mr. M. E. Abrams and children
spent the. Sabbath with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Abrams.
TAFT HAS VISION OF DOWNFALL.
The Presiden(f Makes a Pessimistic Ad
dress Before Hamilton Club of
Chicago, Oct. 30.-President Taft
surpriserd a large aud'.ence at the dit:
ner of the Hamilton club today by
what mo~st of his hea:mrs construed as
an 'moission of the possibility of Re
pui:Mcan defeat in the coming nation
al election. He wa seaking to what
hadQ prom~ised to be an unusually en
thu>astic audience of Renublicans.
Thos,~e present hastened to ascribe
he president's utterances to weari
ness a>'r his long tour of speech
naiing und especially after the throe
ays' ha-d "campaign" in Chicago. It
was his last p)ublic utterance in Chi
aago before leaving for Pittsburg to
Tat9. dmissin of Pcssible Defeat.
"Now .: are" et---sO nce people think
0h. c:% 2 dublican p)arty
*lCt'i U! o i.he n1 io .' thie presi
:en: 3:i1 "I am hoal7' that' the good
op he couintrr who know a good
hing v1otlwhy see it hav e only chas
n e'i ut in an off ye 'r in order that
wa nmy lc better harv 'after, buti with
w int: .ion of shifta g from shoul
:ers the ".- fitted t.o hear the bur
r-of '' present p! oblems and car
y thenm to a successful solution, to
he v: -ich : unt;ied1 and which
ta~ ne-- theories of action that we
o not ' elieve in and1 that we don't
Vm " m)l believe in.
"Hiowever, If so he it, that they de
dr to ;:ake a chango, we shai loy
'21y sHpport the new governm'e:t iom
-any conditions with the hope it
vill inure t. O h !nefit of thle coni
ry. but with the consolation that, if
tter one trial the people think they
might to go back to the old party that
~as served them so wel1l in the pro
~rssive days of the nation, they will
o so--w. can bear that, my friends;
hat ien l.
-NINE DEATHS AROUSE SUSPICION.
Chicago Widow .ay be Charged With
Numerous Nurders, Including
Chicago, Nov. 1.-Chicago police to
day pusued their investigations into
the death of nearly half a score of rela
ti.ves and acquaintances of Mrs. Louise
Vermilyia, to make certain whether
the similar demises constituted only
a remarkable series of coincidences, as
Mrs. Vermilyia asserts.
Nine deaths are included in the list
with which Mrs. Vermilyia's name has
been connected, including two hus
bands, two stepchildren, three chil
dren and two roomers at boarding
houses she- kept.
Developments today, following the
establishment of police surveilance at
the woman's home, came from several
cities wher she had lived. Pending the
report of the toxicologists who are ex
amining the viecera -or the last of those
whose deaths have occurred beneath
Mrs. Vermilyia's room, the police have
made no arrests. No.positive evidences
of crime have been uncovered.
The following facts became 'known
That while Mrs. Vermilyia has said
one of the death's rostor, Richard T.
Smith, a conductor, was. only a board
I er at her home, a former roomer as
serts the two claimed previously to
have been married, and that they liv
ed together as- mF, and wife.
That while .the -oman told the po
lice that she had assisted an under
taker at Crystal Lake, a former home,
in embalming bodies, the undertaker
there denies that she ever had any
such experience. She gave this as a
reason why she could discuss the
deaths with conposure.
That R. N. Bruington, a' photo
grapher of Peoria, and. brother-in-law
of Conductor Smith, had made love to
the widow following Smith's death, so
as to investigate suspicions he then
had about the reason ror his relative's
death; that the widow had told him
part of her matrimonial history, which
he described to give to the coroner.
Death of Conductor Smith.
That Smith died during convulsio.ns,
and after drinking some su,bstance,
whether medicine or not being unset:
tied, but that the doctors gave the
cause of death from symptoms given
by the widow as acute gastritis.
That two conductors who had work
ed with Smith on the railroad told the
coroner that Smith had told them he
was living with Mrs. Vermnilyia, though
not married to her, and that he has
been threatened with death by anoth
er suitor of the widow, an un :dertaker.
That Bissonette was really engaged
rc le ma:'ri:i to ..Ul: -ydila Rivard, of C
h: day cf the pe;:ic?man's wil, in ~
which Miss Ri:ard was n::med as his
fiancea. Mrs. Vermilyia wais a witness
to the wil1l, and! the polie will enden'
or to ascertain whether the widow had
shown jealousy of the policeman's in
Sister's Sudden Illness.
In a talk wit the police of Peoria,
ri@ f neintal apres ic;t in wn!yf.h
she was fond of taHling of d:ath. Hie
sa:1.: "She told mec it seemedi funny
to her that nearly er:: y one K'w knew
weI nnd ;I( c:'rei *)r 't I and it keid me p
i. I was afraid of dieath.",
a eoinciid:m c. velopc to-day I
Ver ilyi herself when a siste". li':
ig in the house adjoining MIrs. Mary
Breholze, suddenly became ill.
Mrs. Vermilyia told inquirers today
she had never studied m dieine nor
sought to become a ni irse as ancd been
reported, but that she had snoer little
knowledge of medicines that she had
acciuired to enable her to aid neigh
bors and relatives. She insisted she S
.. .Te .IJL T~ }
imonU. hir Wleek Visitors-W~eather 0
Outlook Brighter. ri
Columbia, Oct. 31.-Senator Benja- e
mini Ryan Tillmnan, of Trenton. arrived Xw
in Columbia tonight a.cd wi 1 s & . a 'i
few days in the capital city during it
NO USE TO TRY CASE.
3overnor Blease Takes Hand in Ches- 1
ter Criminal Cases-Solicitor
Chester, Nov. 1.-A letter from Gov
:rnor Cole L. Blease saying that to I t
prosecute the Working Man's club 1
>ases in the circuit would be
)nly a useless expense, was received
by Solicitor Henry in court this after
aoon, as, partial answer to Attorney I
W. H. Newbold's criticism of him for i
lailure to proceed. The governor went I
>n to say that he had been reliably in- t
ormed that when the Working Man's 1
>lub settled its cases with the city by
payment of $600, there was promise I
>f no further prosecution, and added
:hat he favored prosecution, but not
persecution. Solicitor Henry said fur- t
.her that Mayor Wise has informed
im that there was no such agreement i
ith: regard to further prosecution. i
Mr. Henry's remarks were drawn' i
orth by a card from Mr. Newbold crit- i
.cising the solicitor for failure to hand
)ut a bill in the Darby rape case and
-e Working Man's club cases. The 1
irst the solicitor explained by saying
hat -the case is not yet sufficiently
trong for he State to attempt a trial, I
ind the main witness is unable to at
;end court. The omer case he* said r
Yas not filed with the clerk of court t
intil yesterday, and there has been on
,y one witness bound over. f
At the conciusion of Mr. Henry's re- t
narks Judge Watts addressed the 1
rand jury briefly, telling them that in f
. Killough Henry the State has one S
>f the ablest and most impartial men I
:hat ever filled the office of solicitor,
nd that Mr. Henry has a perfect right
;o exercise hisi judgment in handing E
)ut bills or not handing them out, just
Ls he please.
ORROW AND SICKNESS
DRIVE MAN DEATH
Fake C. Cromer, Farmer of Anderson
County, Ends His Own Life With
Shot Gun. ,
Anderson, Oct. 30.-Profound sor
-ow over the deaths of his wife and I
tbrother, which occurred recently, a
:oupled with an attack of pellagra, J
!aused Jake C. Cromer, a substantial f
.nderson county farmer, to become r
nentally unbalanced and in this con- f
ition he committed suicidre this aft- s
Mr. Cromer, who was 60 years of
ge, locked himself up in his room at1
ts home in Fork township and shot
imself with a shot gun, the entire
oad p)assing through his left arm and
ntering the heart. Death resulted in
tantly. Mr. Cromer was a large land
w;ner and we!! known in this section. a
le leaves eight children, two brothers S
nd two sisters.1
leteorologrical !Recordi, October, 1911. ~
Mean maximunm 76.1.
Mean iijmm 77.7. .:
Maximum 94, dlate 7th.1
Minimum 42, date 20th.
Total 6.3~> j inc e: .Cra s: E
ours'i .90 inches, are *2nd.
Number oft dys. wi Lh .01 Or moi 0
recipiation 10, clear 8, fair i! V
oudv 1 2. Thu:nder~ storms~ 1, 27. .
.ight frost on )4th an d 25;th. Rainfalli
>r ! moniiths :10. 15 iriches.
W. G. Peterson. I
lme Youth's Companion Calendar for et
The publishers of the Youth's Coin- M
anion will, as always at this season, v'
resent to every subscriber whose I
bscription ($1.75) is paid for 1912, 0
beautiful Calendar for the new year. vi
he cover picture reproduces a water- Pt
lor painting of a bit of N&w England cl
:dst, giving a glimpse of breeze-swept
ean, of smiling sky, of warm, sunny 9:
>ks, which will come like a breath of
sit air to those wvho have once liv- *lh
i near the sea and to those whose ti
'hole life has been passed inland. The
itare being in eight colors, the t
mes of the original are faithful!y re- b
HUNTER RILLS TWO HUNTERS.
listook Party for Deer in Gray of
Dawn-Jersey Law Crowded the
Mays Landing, N. J., Nov. 1.-Mis
aken for deer in the gloom of the
arly dawn, Constant Steelman and
rohn Yost, business mZn of Pleasant
rille, were killed, and William Jarvis
)f the same place was injured, when a
iunter fired at them at Weymouth, six
niles from here. The man alleged to
lave made the fatal mistake is said
,o be Charles Noreross, a stranger in
Steelman, who was in the oil busi
less, Yost, a furniture dealer, and
Farvis, left Pleasantville at midnigh1
vith two friends to hunt deer. Under
he New Jersey law the deer seasor
)pened today and each hunter is al
owed to kill but one a year. Hunt
ng is permitted only on Wednesdays
n November, consequently the woods
vere filled- with sportsmen.
The party spent' the night in the
voods near Weymouth and about day
)reak the hunters. were walking down
L road to take their stands. Without
varning a 'shot was fired from the
eavy underbrush on the roadside and
teelnan, Yost and Jarvis fell.. A mo
nent later the man who' fired the
uckshot stepped rnto the road and
vas horrified when he discovered his
atal mistake. The other two men in
he hunting party -who escaped the
hot secured a vehicle from a neargy
arm house and the wounded were
tarted for Pleasantville. Before
-eaching there Steelman hnd Yost had
[ied. Both had been shot in the back
,nd Parvis had received some of the
hot in the leg.
Mr. 'Claude Morris.
Claude Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs.
. E. Morris, was born in Newberry
,ounty, S. C., December 13, 1891, and
[led October 24, 1911. He joined St.
.uke's Lutheran church, .near Pros
,erity, at the age of 14,. of which he
ived a consistent member until his
Claude was a 'bright and cheerful
oung man, carrying sunshine and
~ladness wherever he went. He was
ust in the bloom of youth, but typhoid
ever fastened its hold upon him and
efused to .release it. He suf
ered about six weeks, and in spite of
killed physicians and nursing he
rew worse, and On the .24th of Oc
aber at about 10 o'clock p. mn., hard
7 before his, loved ones realized the
nd was so near, h.is soul took its
He spoke to his father just before
e died about going home. When his
ther asked him if 'he was talking
bout their old home in the country he
aid, "No, you don't understand me.
am talking about that other home,
nd I want you to come and go with
In the midst of life we are in death.
eath is always sad, but especially so
1this case; for there was in the same
nse four of his sisters almos-t at the
uit of death. We know not when
m dcath angel shall come into our
a:nes, but one thing we do know, he
~:es, and som- time when we least
p. et himn. We know not why God
w ii :o cut this promising young
5 o short. neither do we que~s
on, for we know He doeth all things
l. Gond moves in a mysterious way,
ia wonde:-s to p- rform. Jesus said
II-no no's you know not. but you
kn~ Vow hereafter, and He =ai:d "H
ng 3 ::o-k together for good to them
at love the Lord.
The deceased had only reeCntly nmov
to the town of Newherry with hisI
ther. and it was not the privilege of
e writer to be associaterd with him
'ry long. He was a faithful member of
'a Baraca Sunday school class at
Neall Street church, and when we
sited hinm during his illness he talk
I about the Sunday school and his
Father, mother and several brothers
d sisters, with many other loved
ies and friends mourn the loss of
is dear one, but we mourn not as
Ose who hav'e no hiope.
After services conducted by his pas
r he was laid away In the family
rying ground to await the reserec
FALR OFFICEES IE-ELEUTAV
Several Newberrians Chosen Life
Menibers-Heeting Was Entirely
Columbia, Nov. 1.-All of the officers
were reelected tonight at the annual
meeting of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical society, the rules having
been suspended and the officers re
elected on motion of Mr. T. L. Bulow,
of Ridgeway. The meeting\ was enti,
ly harmonious ana did not last two
hours. In addition to the re-election
of officers the society adopted a sub
stitute rule for the method of enter
ing exhibits, instructed the secretary
to revise the .roll ,_! members and
elected several neNl life members.
New Life Members.
The following new life members of
the society were eleted: W. B. West,
Clemson college; J. L. Butler, Lock
hart; S. A. Blak, .Columbia; M. A.
Coleman, Silver Street; M. F. Cole
man, Silverstreet; B. R. Smith, John
ston; Charles D. Green, Spartanburg;
Eugene S. Blease, Newberry; P. H.
Stoll, Kingstree; W. A. Boyd, Colum
.bia; R. G. Childs, Columbial J. M.
Mobley, Columbia; J. A. Shanklin,. Jr,
Columbia; W. L. Anderson, Ninety
Six; B. F. Alston, Jr., Union.
The following is a tist of the officers,
who were re-elected tonight to serve
for the ensuing year:.
President, J. A. Banks, St. Mat
thews; vice presidents, A. T. Smythe,
1st congressional district, Charleston;
R. B. Watson, 2d -congressional die
trict, Riige Spring; T. J. Kinard, 3d
congressional district, Ninety -Six;
John D. W. Watts, 4th congressional.
district, Laurens; T. L. Bulow, 5th
congressional district, Ridgeway; D.
A. Spivey, 6th congressional district,
Conway; E. C. McGregor, 7th congres
sional district, Columbia; J. M. Cantey,
secretary; A. T. Heise, assistant sec
retary, and D. G. Ellison, treasurer;
general superintehdent, J. D. W. Watts.
Charities and Coe tions.
The third annual m4ting of the
South Carolina conference of charities
and correction is announced for No
vember 23 and 24 at Columbia. The'
gathering is made up of social work
ers of almost every shade of 'religious
belief. There will be wide discussion
of problems bearing on charity, phil
anthropy, benevolence and penology.
Some of the prominent people of the
State are active leaders in the move
!ment, which indicates its noteworthi
ness. All interested persons are invit
ed to attend the conference.
A Wise Parent's Resolve About Her .
1. I resolve to see only the good
points in my dhild's teacher' and to
speak about them to her and others.
2. I resolve to think always that the
teacher is trying to do her best.
3. I resolve not to 'criticise the
teacher in the presence of my chil
dren or others.
4. I resolve' to ma.ze home condi
tions as favorable az possible for the
physica'l, mentLal, mural well-being of
5. I resolve to visit the school as
often as possible, that the teacher may
be assured of my interest in her and
in the well-being of the pupils.
6. I resolve that if I feel positive
that the teacher is using unwise
methods with my children, I will have
a frien'dly talk with her about the
matter before referring it to higher
7. I reslve2 to find- out what my
boy's associations are; whether ~or
not they are helpful, whether he is
being 'led into bae nabits, whether
e is smoking cigarettes or using to
bacco in any form.
8. I resolve to mnake gentle enforce
ment of obedience to wise rules a vital
principle in. order that the home and
chool may work in harmony.-Pro
Death of Infant.'
On the 17th of October Mr. and Mrs.
. P. Franklin, of West End, lost their
nfant son, Curtis, 10 months old. Bu
ied at Rosemont. cemetery, service by
he Rev. L. B. White.
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