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TOLTIrE XIX. NUM1BER 1O. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1911. TWICE A WEEK, $150 A YEAR
ORN TO BE CROWNED p
"KING OF THE SOUTH" b
:SECOND SOUTH ATLANTIC STATES nii
Aericultural Experts of National Imi- gr
portance to be present in Co
lumbia and Deliver Lectures. Se
Columbia, Dec. 11.-Corn will bet
crowned the "King of the South"
when the second South Atlantic
'States Corn show, the largest agricul- th
tural exposition in this section opens le
tomorrow in Craven hall for four days.
The exposition is held to' encourage Cc
the farmers to grow more corn and
thereby eliminate the "one-crop" idea toi
prevalent in the South. Hundreds of Cc
exhibits hava been received from the CI
fariners of North Carolina, Georgia
ana South Carolina and about $S,000
besides a number of handsome trophy C.
cups will be given for the best corn of
to be shown. Agricultural experts of
national impottance will attend the L.
show and give their experience to the
farmers in attendance. A most at- C.
-tractive programme including a wide
range of subjects has been prepared
and those attending besides seeing 'p.
much fine corn will receive instruc- Sc
ti&n as to how to breed and grow good He
cor.n. The doors to the exposition will
be thrown open tomorrow morning at Ur
11 o'clock when an address will be de- tu:
livered by Mayor Gibbes, of Columbia,
who will give the visitors a cordial
welcome to the capital city of South Ar
Carolina. The first corn show to be
held in the South wAs held in Co- of
lumbia a year ago, and as a result of pr
that exposition the National Corn ev
show was seaured. Special rates sh
have been granted- by the 'railroads hi,
from all points in the above named ?r
Many Features. an
There will be many features to the th
orn show this year.- The management s
as used every effort to make the fair tu
distinctly educational in its nature.
Corn;men of national reputation will in
rrive tomorrow to act as judges for to,
'he corn judging contest and to de- thi
iver lectures at the judging school. ac
Accommodationls for All. w
There are many visitors in Col-um- he
yia just now, but the information bu- er:
eau of the Columjbia chamber of corn- pa
merce will be able to accommodate as
many as may attend the show. The ge
manager of the bureau said yesterday gc
that he would be able to find accom-- to
modations for several thousand.
Following the address of w-elcome a
tomorrow morning the exhibits will d
be thrown open to' the inspection of th
the public. t
Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
-there will be an address at Craven
al by 0. I. Tillman of the Agricul-|~.
tural and Mechanical college of North't
Carolina on "Seed Impurities."
Following the address, 'Lowndes G'
Browning, chairmang of the ways and
means committee of the house, will m
ddress "What the. Farmers of South of
Carolinl. Should Do to Im~prove Their I
At 8 o'clock Tuesday evening there la
ill be an address by the governor og
and at 9 o'clock W. C. Vincent, of
Bluff ton, chairman of the agricultural re
ommittee of the house, will discuss- m
'Legislation Needed by the Farmers." ty
Among the well known agricultural- al
ists to attend the expositio,n this year
ill bE Jerry Moore, of Florence coun- di
y, who produced 228 bushels and three th
peks of corp on one acre; L. B. Core, ja
f Franklin, Ind., known as the "Corn re
King of America;" C. A. Kyle, one of di
-the best known and most competent a
:gricultural experts of the United
State department of agriculture; Z. T-.s
Drake, who produced 25E; bushels of b<
corn on one acre of land, and Brad- is
ford Knapp, head of the United States ci
farm demonstration work.
Boys' Corn Clubs.
Several hundred boys, members of
the boys' corn clubs of Georgia, North s:
Carolina and South Carolina, will at- w
tend the exposition on Friday, which s'
'has been designated as "Boys' Corn el
Cub Day." Many of these boys 'have tt
ntered exhibits for prizes. There will
be a large exhibit by the Georgia boys, al
a special ear having arrived from At- 's
4ata -.teda we th. .bc whihits ir
iich were shown at tha Atlanta e
I. 0. Schaub, who has charge of t
ys' corn club work in North Cai
ta, arrived yesterday, with a lar
mber of exhibits from that State.
The following is the educational pr
amme for the exposition:
3 p. m.---"Adulteration of Fai
eds and Method of Prevention,"
Tillman, North Carolina Agrict
ral college, West Raleigh, N. C.
Wednesday, December 13.
11.30 a. m.-"Cotton Wilt and A
racLose," H. W. Darre, ClCmson c(
3 p. m.-"Long Staple Cotton," D.
S p. m.--"The Boll Woeevil and C
i Caterpilars and Their Effect Up
tion Production," A. F. Conrai
Thursday, December 14.
11.30 a. .m.-"Corn ImprovemenI
A. Kyle, United States departme
3 p. m.-"Northern Corn Growing
B. Clore, Franklin, Ind.
3 p. m.-"Southern Corn Growing
B. Williams, West Raleigh, N. C.
Friday, December 15.
11.30 a. m.-"Boys' Corn Clubs,"
Campbell, Athens, Ga.; I.
haub, West Raleigh, N. C.; C.
tdden, Clemson college.
3 p. m.-Address, Bradford Knap
Lited States department of agrict
The Comedy is Over.
tderson Mail, 7th.
We do not favor the administrati<
Governor Blease. ,But we do n
opose for that reason to say th
erything he does is wr.ong. He h:
own wisdom in not a few things
, administration. It was the wr
s fortune to see Cole Blease at S
la court house on a certain occasii
d the feeling and humanity whii
e present governor then display
owed that he had a sympathetic n
That has been his chief trouble du
, his administration. He has be,
> easily moved, too susceptible
e appeals for pity, too impulsive
t. He has the nerve to stand
iatever he does, but we feel th
has hurt the cause of good go
ament by the too free use of t
We take no stock in the wild tal
ing around with reference to t
vernor's abusing h.is office in ord
grant pardons. With all the en
es that he has, ready to pick
y clue, he would be foolish
so, even if he wished. We thi:
at he has been grossly imposed up<
some cases, or has acted upon mi
ken impulse? rather than after d
But there is one case in which
sh to commend him, and that is
e Seminole matter. It must have 1
tired some exercise of will power f
>ernor Bl*ease to deny a pardon
trlington, his personal friend, if
istake not, and to Stobo Young, s
his other friend, George Young.
Juld have been so easy to have spe
.these talented, attractive and po];
r young men the gross humiliati
cropped hair and the uniform
ame. The appeal was so strong. TI
quest of men who had given him 1
ajority of the votes in Laurens cot
.The urging of the noble mothe
.e call of one young man's. soul
There has been almost confident p:
tion that the governor would
.ese youpg men go. BuM for once
case of this kind he has risen to 1
~alization of the responsibility of]
ity, over and above whatever sorr
id pity he may have had.
And now the SeminoJo fiasco, o'i
aged as a grotesque fqntasy, 1
~come a tragedy. The comedy is I
hed-vesti la giubba-rig down1
Had to Eat on Earth.
A -negro preacher who had only
nall share of this world's goods, a
hose salary was not forthcoming
~veral occasions, became exasper
1. At his morning service he spi
his church members in this way
"Bredern and sisters, things is
they should be. You must
pects I can preach on u'th an' bo
, hen "-hicago Evening Post
x- CHRISTNAS EXPRESS SHIPMENTS.
he'Do Not Delay Your Express Packages
0- Until Last Minte-ales for
Too many people delay shipment of (
o- Christmas presents until the last mo
ment. On the principle that you can- t
1n not put a quart of water in a pint cup, t
0. the express company will not be able r
i- to carry and deliver before Christmas .1
New York, San Francisco. Washington -v
or Oshkosh packag.:s shipped on or E
about Christmas eve.
i If our pai rons will read and observe c
tLh following ten commandments, their
R. fri:ds and all express enployees will
rise up and "call them blessed": t
>t- For Shippers oi Hoiday Packages by
> Express. C
i, ' 1. Ship your package early, by the C
lth of December, if possible. The I
express company will give you a
small label to paste on the package i a
at reading, 'Do not open until Christ-. 1:
mas." This will give opportunity for a
-the package to reach its d-estination S
before Christmas, and give the addi- b
" tional ipleasure to the recipient of the a
'gift of having it on Christmas morn- c
2. Use wooden boxes for packing,
. especially for glass and other fragile
articles, which should be well pro
-tected. It 'may cost a few cents more,.
but the danger of damage will be very
much reduced, and you should do your
part to make the transportation of
your gift safe. e
3. Write the address in full-State,
county, city, street and number-on
ot the box or package, with ink or cray
at on. Tags are frequently torn off and
3 lost. -
4. If you want to prepay the charges,
in * o
write the word "paid" in large, plain
letters on the package.
5. Insist upon a rzceipt, and see that C
h the amount paid and the value is t
marked on the receipt and on the
a- package. .
-6. Write your own address in full' C
somewhere on the package, following C
the prefix: From............ t
n 7. Enclose a card in each box or I
to package reading: I
to ' c
~ I (Consignee's address). 1
SThis in order that, should the outer
markings be destroyed, the inner mark
rwill insure prompt forwarding and de
8. If not convenient to ship in
twooden boxes, use strong wrapping
ipaper (not newspapers) and tie~ with
Esrong I pckagek contains anything* of
.e- 1sable nature, write the word j
"perishable" in large, plain letters on
e : the box or pa.ckage, which will carll
n for -special attention and deliv'ery.
-e 10. Don't put money or j.ewels with!'
or1 merchandise. Send them through thet
te money department.
1e If you will observe these sugges
tions, you will greatly assist in prompt
Itdelivery of your gift in good condi.tion. I
u- STATE AID TO THE SCHOOLS.
of Little Mountain and Prosperity Re
he ceive Money Under Act.
he IThe list of high schools to receive
Ln- appropriations from -the State as de-]
rs, cided upon by the State board of edu
to cation at a meeting several days ago
was announced by State Superintend
e- snt of Education Swearingen. The
let appropriation is $60,000.1
in The following schools in this coun
he ty will receive State aid:
us Little Mountain.. .... .... .. $440
)w Prosperity.. ... ... ... ........ 500
ice A Blessing.
tas The Jacksons always had grace be
in- fore meat. One morning Papa Jack
:he son was in a great hurry to finish
breakfast and be off sto business and
the blessring he asked was, in conse
-a "That was a short prayer that pp
dsaid," observed Baby Jackson to ther
at- To which Mamma Jackson replied
> very seriously. "That was a blessing."
2t A man has to have so many opin
a'd ions in politics he's afraid to express
nv ne of them.
ARCHIE WILLIS CASE.
Lffidavit Exonerates Willis, and Then
Afiant Says Statement Was Scar
ed Out of Himli.
rreenville Nenws, 8th.
At two o'clock this morning, upon
he completion of the auditing of the
ooks of the Dedmond Remedy com
any, the affairs of which concern Mr.
. A. Willis, secretary and treasurer,
as charged with. mismanaging, the
ollowing affidavit was handed a re
crte-r for the News:
tate of South Carolina,
County of Greenville.
This is to cer-ti.y that i have seeni
he audit of the books and accounts
f the Dedmond Remedy company of
reenville, S. C., as made by the
!arolina Adjustment Agency, and that
sw-Far upon oath that the charges
ade by E. W. Dedmond and myself
gains.t J. Archie Willis were absolute
7 groundless, as the result of the
uditing of the books and accounts
hows that the affairs of the company
ave been properly conducted and that
11 moneys.received were properly ac
(Signed) Jno. W. Bridges.
Sworn to before me this 7th day of
John M. Palm,
Mr. J. A. Willis, the defendant in
te action brought, was present this
iorning when the affidavit- was hand
d a representative of the News. Mr.
Villis asked to be qunted as denying
iost emphatically the insinuation in
n afternoon paper of this city yes
rday that he had come to Green
ille for the, purpose of -effecting \a
ompromise of the case.
Declares Affidavit Forced.
Greenville, Dec. 9.-John W. Bridges,
f Spartanburg, in an affidavit made
day before a Greenville notary pub
ic, says that an. affidavit which he
igned last Thursday night about 1
'clock, clearing J. A. Willis, the Laur
ns county legislator and former edi
or of the Belton Times, lnd the man
t-ho had a spat with Gov. Blease some
ionths ago relative to an insult the
hief executive is 'said to have offered
.lady ticket agent in the Belton de
ot, of charges of .mismanagement of
he affairs of the Dedmoiid Remedy
onpany, was forced from him by Wil
is at the "point of a gun."
$100,000 FIRE AT LEESVILLE.
i 311l1 Property Almost Total Loss.
Leesville, Dec. 8.--Resulting in a
oss estimated at $100,000, the Lees
ille Oil Mi1l was almost totally de
troyed by fire early this afternoon.
ire began. att 3.30 o'clock among the
inters. It spread rapidly, and in a
hort time the machinery room, the
neal room, the hull room and the oil
anks were in flames.
By hard work the seed room, gin
ery and office buildings were saved.
kn ear.ly estimate of the loss is $1 00,
)00, with insurance totalling about
ialf this amount.
Fell in Action.
They were talking of war and the
young man mentioned that one of his
~ncestors was kil-led during the Revo
ution. "He was a brave man," he
aid, "and we are all ,very proud of
The young woman looked pensiv'e.
"I 'had an uncle who was killed in
:he War Bet:ween the States, the very
'irst battle -he ever went to," she said.
'Hel was only a private so he hadn't
nade any record."
"That was hard," said the young
man, "to be shot down in the first en
"He wasn't shot down," said the
young woman. "He fell and broke his
neck when he was running down hill.
think war is awful cruel, don't you?"
The reason a girl can we-ar low
shoes and thin stockings in cold
weather is she's too delicate to help
mother about the house.
When a girl tells a man how her
mother tells her she used to act wh'en
she was a baby she considers it makes
them as good as engaged.-New York
PL E A SA NT A CQ UINT ANXE
OF BR6THER ND SISTER
Rev. .1. D. Shealy and Mrs. Hicks, a
Sister, of Alabama, Meet After
On Saturday, much to the surprise
of our fellow townsman, the Rev. J.
D. Shealy, his sister, Mrs. Hicks, of
Muscadine, Ala., came over to pay
hin a visit.
Mrs. Hicks moved west some 35
years ago and had not since been. back
to see. her kindred in these parts.
Mrs. Merchant, a niece, of Langley,
came up with Mrs. Hicks and upon
their arrival at the home of Mr. Shealy;
Mrs. Shealy was first to mee!t them.
They made known who they were and 1
Mr. Shealy was hastily called in by his 1
wife, from the yard near by to meet ,
the strangers. The face of 'neither L
seemed familiar to him, and an in- I
troduction was necessary. Much joy I
and pleasure brightened the home as
a result of the coming together of
these long separated loved ones. The,
much welcomizid visitors remained t
over until Sunday, at which time they
returned 'to the home of Mrs. Mer- j
chant, at Langley. Mrs. Hicks will
shortly return .to 'her home in Ala
Made a Sale Anyway.
The lady had inspected pretty near
ly everything there was in the shop,
from the contents of the window back
to the cashier's lesk at the rear, but
had apparently not been able to find
just the thing .that she cared to send
as a wedding present to her dearest
friend. Little Smithers, who had start
ed in that day -as a salesman, was na
turally desirous of showing what he
could do, and was more than assidu
ous in his efforts to please her, though
he got perceptibly more and more ner
vous all the 'time.
"These are rather haudsomlc' kiffe
caps, I-er-I should say coffee cups,"
he stammered, pointing out a demi
tasse set standing on a shelf. "They
are real Woyal Roster-I mean-he
I should hive said Royal Roystc'r-"
"I fancy you mean Royal Worces
ter?" suggested the lady, gazing at
him amiably through her lorgnettes.
"Thank you-yes," replied Smithers.
"Or perhaps 'that-"
"I prefer something in silver," said
the lady. "Is that salad salver solid
"I don't' know, mnadame," he replied
"but I will ask Mr. Briggs," be called,'
turning to a man back in the shop, "is
this solid slaver siddle saddle?"
"I mean is this solid sil'ver slather
"What's that, Mr. Smnoithers?" asked
Mr. Briggs, gazing at the young man
'Is this slithered slobber solid sal
ad ?" he asked.
"I don't understand what you want,"
said Mr. Briggs. "Count three, think
twice, joggle your head good and hard
and see if you can't get it over. Now
is slotted slabber-it is a perfectly
The young man turned a bright
crimson as he returned to the assault.
"This lady wishes to. know," he said,
slowly and impressively, but trembling
slightly withal, "if this slattered sliv
er plain proposition. She wishes to
purchase a silver wedding present, and
if this salvered slodder is slibbered
solder she may ,take it."
'0 you mean the salad salver-"
said Mr. Briggs.
"Th t' i,"said Smithers. "Is it
"Never mind," said the lady, smil
ing amiably. "I don't want to buy it,
anyhow-it is too bizarre. I think
I'll take one of those sets of souvenir
Smithers filled the order, and with
a sigh of relief watched the lady de
part. Then turning to Briggs he said,
as he wiped the perspiration from his
"Gee, that was tough! But I made
a sale, anyhow."
"Good," said Briggs, "what did she
"A set of those sopenir snoop
spoofs," said Smithers.-Harper's
A man is always.willing to tell his
wife everything he did since morning,
when he w-as in the office all day.
I have just seen a copy of the Ob-,
erVer, and my, my, wasn't that a heavy
ap that a Looker On struck against the
police and the city administration gen
rally. I don'r know, hut it seems to
rue if I was going to strike a blow like
that I would come out in the open and
ait square and straight and specify.
rhe police drinking with blind tigers
mnd city officials winking at white
)lind tigers and fining the negro tig
r, or words to that effect. Well,' it
s not my quarrel-but I was wonder
ng who that fellow could be that has
il this damaging information against
,hese officials and kept it a-11 to himself
intil after the el-e ction, and then talks
tbout rising up and doing something.
Fust specify who is who and who is
uilty-and please tell me where I can
et a few bottles of good beer.
To The Idler: When I was in Wash
ngton on Tuesday I had the pleasure
o lunch with Congressman, Lever, of
;outh Carolina, and his friend Judge
amlin, also a congressman, from Mis
,ouri, and on the table at the hotel
vere a number of little mats made in
'ermany, upon which yau placed your
lass, water class of course, and all
hese mats had a motto on them. Con
ressman Lever says he always reads
['he Idler first when he gets Te Her-.
Lld and News, and- he asked me to'
ring you one of these mats, and to
all your attention to the motto upon'
.t, and to say it was the motto he
vanted you to see and that the value
f the mat was small compared to the
value of the motto. I beg to send
Editor Herald and News.
Well, I am glad to kDow that Con
gressman Lever reads what I have
to say because I know he can appre
iate it. He always was a nice little
ellow even as a college boy and I
bave watched his career as. a con
gressman with a great Pal of interest
and am glad -that he has made good.
yhe Motto on this mat reads: "Home
-the place where you ire treated -the
best and grumble the most." I guess
[ should not call it a motto, but it does
ao doubt contain a truth that it-would
be well for many people who have
bomes to remember. I have observed
that a great many people are nicer to
trangers than ;they are to those who
lov~e them mnost and wh~o do the most
!or them. Of course it is wrong and
Enay account for some' unhappy
bomes. A man and hje- wife should
always remain sweethearts. I comn
nend this suggestion to Congressman
Lever as I understand that he has onL-y
recently established a home. So far
as I am concerned I never grumble
't home or abroad. -I 'have long since
learned that the best rule in life was
to do your duty as best you could as
the occasions presented themselves
and let the consequences take care of
themselves, remembering always that
you must take into consideration the
obligations you owe your fellowman
and the -responsibilities youi are due
society. None of us is perfect, but if
we try real hard we can manage to
get along through life without a great
deal of grumbling. But it is true tzatr
a great many people do forget the good
treatment they get at home and fail
to show that appreciatio)n that is due
those at home who give unselfish any
I went down street the other day
and I expected to find that street pav
ing full underway, but uot a .sign of
it did I see. And the streets are rough
-rougher than the public roads. Why
not get to work and give us good
streets in Newberry. r hear those
people who pay taxes say that taxes
are higher than usual a-nd they com
lain about the 'high taxes, and I real
ly believe if they could see anything
of a substantial nature to show where
the money was going that they would
be more reconciled to high taxes. Per
manent work is the thing that is de
manded in ' this day. Something to
how for your money.
If the house caught on fire a Wo
man 'couldn't stop telephoning her best.
friend what the baby was trying to say.