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YOLUIE fLIX, NfUXBER 102. NEWBEBRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1911. TWICE A WEEK, P.-0 ATER
GAY DURING CHRISTMAI
DELIGHTFUL SOCIAL AFFAIR
MARK THE HOLIDAYS.
Big Cotton Deal.-Odd Fellows' Lodg
Organized.-Other Items of In
Whitmire, Dec. 19.-Mr. and Mr.
Z. H. Suber spent several days of las
week in Columbia. Mr. Suber wen
down to attend the South Atlanti
States Corn expositiin.
The Glenn Lowry company made
large cotton deal last week when the
sold 600 bales of cotton through th
firm of Cooper and Griffin, of Green
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Burns gave
pleasant "at home" at their residenc
in Main street one night last weel
Messrs. Sam Young, Clough Rice an
Claude Stone and Miss Lena Youn
and Kate Hargrove were the favore
few. Mr. and Mrs. Burns delight i:
making the yonug people happy. DE
lightful refreshments of hot chocolat
and cake were served.
Mr. H. V. Taylor, of Clinton, wa
in town Friday.
Mr. S. F. Taylor and Miss Bessi
Dillard, after a pleasant visit t
friends at the Finney hotel, have re
turned to Clinton.
Mrs. Wooseley, who has been th
popular milliner for the Glenn Lowr
company store, for two seasons, ha
returned to her home in Baltimore.
Mr. J. M. Major spent the week-en
with Mrs. Major and the children a
his home here.
Miss Mattie Duncan, one of our mos
charming young ladies, has returne
,reM a visit to her many friends i:
the Sardis and Odell neighborhood,
Many hearts are sad when Miss Mat
tie is out of Whitmire.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Duncan an
children, Misses Nenie and Emmi
and Master Joe, and Miss Drucy Smit
spent a day recently at Mr. David Dun
We are glad to state that Otis, th
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dun
can, who has been sick so long, i
improving. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan hav
the sympatby of every one in the com
anunity, and all are anxiously awaitin;
the time when the little sufferer wil
Sbe restored to health.
.Messrs. John William, and Jame
Scott, spent the Sabbath in Whitmir
Sand worshipped with the congrega
'tion at the NMethodist church.
Miss Ida Brannon. who far so man:
years was a -popular saleswoman fo
the Glenn Lowry company store, i
here until after the Christmas holi
*days. Miss Brannon has been worki
*ing this season as a milliner in At
lanta. She is spending a few day
*with Mrs. J. M. Major, but will visi
other friends and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Batson and famn
ily left Saturday for their new horn
Mrs. Maud McCarley is visitin,
friends and relatives in Union.
Miss Mauldin Graham, of Columbia
who is so pleasantly remembered b:
the younger set here, came today ti
,spend Christmas week with her auni
Mrs. Jas. D. Tidm3arsll.
Mrs. A. M. Watson and little daugh
ter, Rebecca, leave tomorrow to spent
the holidays with her parents, Mr. an
Mrs. Felder, in Bamberg.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Duckett gave
party to the younger set in honor o
Miss Ray Duckett at their home il
'North Main street last Thursday even
ing. The following young persons at
tended: Messrs. Coleman Gary, Mile'
Wright, Ramond Abrams. Otis Sube:
and James Scott, and Misses Margare
a.nd Kathleen Meyers. Mabel an4
Gladys McCarley and Birdie Sims. On<
Sof the pleasant features of the even
ing's entertainment was a guessing
contest to be answered with letters 0
the alphabet;; thus: containing
nothing? Answer M. T. Insect
Answer Z. Behold? Answer C
SIndefinite Quantity? Answer N. E
And so on. Mr. oCleman Gary an<
Miss Ray Duckett won the prize whici
was a splendid box of wvriting pape:
4/dwith holly ribbon. The house
stastefully decorated in holly ant
fruit jelatine, whipped cream and
maraschino cherries and cake were
served. Only those who have passed
this age can realize how this, the first,
party was enjoyed.
9 Dr. J. J. Killingworth, of Columbia;
Special District Deputy Hardin, of
Chester, and Dr. J. K. P. Neatherry,
B editor and proprietor of the South
Carolina Odd Fellow were here Satur
day and organized an Odd Fellow's
lodge, with a membership of twenty
t The following officers were elected:
t Noble Grand-R. Shackleford.
C Vice Grand-J. L. Evans.
Secretary-W. W. M. Whitener.
Treasurer-J. P. Bishop.
The new lodge is Whitmire, No. 152.
e I Nita.
FORMER SEMINOLE OFFICERS
PLEAD FOR CLEMENCY
Columbia, Dec. 20.-In prison garb
John Garlington and his cousin, Jas.
Stobo Young, Laurens men, serving
sentences of three years and one year
respectively, for wrecking the Semi
_ nole Securities company and convert
e ing to their own use $52,000 of that
concern's funds, appeared before Gov
ernor Blease today, with their attor
neys and several friends a.nd in the
presence of these and of newspaper
e men made a powerful plea for execu
Affidavits were presented from nine
of the trial -jurors, saying they be
e lieed the men to have been sufficient
7 ly humi.llated to punish whatever
s crime they" may have committed and
Christie Benet, of Columbia, and Al
bert Tod. af Laurens, as attorneys
for the prisoners, argued that the
t men had not ibeen given a fair trial.
Governor Blease said he had received
a letter from another attorney, whicb
might strongly influence his ultimate
decision. This letter's contents he
did not reveal.
The governor did not commit him
e self, but his general attitude so im
b Dressed the newspaper men present
- .hat they would not be at all surpris
ed to see pardons or paroles issued
e shortly, perhaps in time to constitute
-' Christmas presents.
Governor Blease's reply, granting
e the request of Christie Benet for an
audience for Garlington and Young
is in part as follows:
1 Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your
letter of this morning.
SIt is quite unusual, 'as I am in
formed, for the governor of the State
after conviction and com'mitment to
the penitentiary, for the s.ervice of
a sentence, to allow or have a party
so convicted and committed to be
brought from the penitentiary to make
personal appeal to the executive for
Iclemrency: But, according to custom
well recognized and enforced, such ap
peals and presentation are made by
written communications and through
-eitos by friends. I have never
'been adverse to hearing the personal
appeals to me for clemency, in the
exercise of my duties -as governor or
to shut off any avenue to those confin
Sed in the penit.entiary to appeals to
me for mercy in the enforcement of the
Slaws of the State or in the exercise of
7 the powers of my office. . . I shall
Snever shirk my duty in this respect by
-evasion or shutting my ear to the ap
-peal of those who have been shut
- within the walls of our penal institu
I tion, and thus deprivied of personal
I access to my office. For this reason,
whatever may be the practice or cus
a tom alluded to I shall hear your clients
f in full and give due consideration to
I their appeal, as the laws require me
- to do, and as the dictates of my con
- science as a public officer demands.
3 After hearing them, as above stated,
r I will give to what they say, grave
t and careful consideration.
- Also Night be "Run In."
'In days of old when for a look
;Men rapiers drew,
? One had to be upon his guard
.Or be run through.
I These modern times no sword one
But still the rover
Has got to be upon his guard
Or be~ run over.
-nesine r an<wript.
I SELLS BUILDD
Valuable Property on Main Street
Columbia, Brings $80,000.
Columbia State, 21st.
One of the most significant real e
tate transactions of recent months
Columbia was completed yesterda
when the Lutheran Board of Public
tion sold its Main street lot and buil
ing to the Carolina Insurance and Ca
ualty company for $80,000, there beii
a large cash consideration in t]
A significant feature in the transa
tion -is that it means a continued ii
Drovement of property for the use
the Lutheran Board of Publicati<
and the Carolina Insurance and Ca
When seen yesterday in regard
the transaction, Rev. W. H. Greev(
manager of the Lutheran Board
Publication, stated that the action
the board was but another step
the execution of the plans whikh ha
been under consideration for sor
time., Since the board acquired i
lot on Sumter street, adjoining i
Main street lot, it has been its pu
pose at an 6pportune time to erect i
permanent puiblication building i
Sumter street. This probability w
kept in mind when the board erect,
its printing house last year on t
rear end of the Sumter- treet lot.
New Building Fianned.
Dr. Greever stated that, as manag
of the board, he was instructed at t
meeting yesterday to begin prelimi
ary investigation at once, looking
the erection of a new building
Sumter street. .When the board a
journed it decided to meet on call
hear the report on the result of i
vestigations of plans for the n(
The board is in a position to ere
a handsome building on Sumter stre<
free from all indebtedness, and to e
large its important work on the baE
of an adequate operating capital. I
Greever said that the board regar
itself as fortunate in this move aj
feels that it has taken the greaie
forward step in its history. The Ma
street lot, on which the handsor
building was erected, was acquired
1906 by private parties in the inktere
of the Lutheran church and lat
transferred to the Lutheran Board
Publication at the original purcha
price of $14,000. The lot has a frot
age of 43 feet and a depth of 208 fe'
The building is a three-story brit
structure with a fron,. of Indiana san
When Dr. Greever -was asked b
opinion about the transaction; he sta
ed that he received a great deal
personal satisfaction out of two fac
connected with it, first, that there
no speculative element in the transa
tion, but it means enlarged and pe
manent improvements for Columbi
The other feature of satisfaction
that the Lutheran Board of Public
tion had the opportunity to showi
foresight and courage by becoming
pioneer in the improvement of Sumt
street, which is expected to becon
one of the chief business streets
When the officers of the Caroli1
Insurance and Casualty company we
seen they stated that they had boug
the property for their own use. Th
further stated that since they ha
had purchase of the building und
consideration for some time. Th
have given considerable thought
the advisability of adding sever
stories to the building and equippir
it with elevator service and stea
The Carolina Insurance and Casua
ty company now occupy more the
half of the second floor and they col
template the use of an entire floor.
The officers of the Carolina Insu
ance and Casualty company are P.]
Haltiwanger, president; A. H. Koh
secretary and treasurer; A. B. Lani
ley, general manager; Ames Halt
wanger, auditor. This company is el
tirely a home institution and is ful
identified with the business interes
of Columbia and its progress.
It is understood that the Luthera
B3oard of Publication will retain i
-ree+ noiesnn the second floor ul
CAPT. J. M. HUDGENS DEAD.
Aged Veteran and Magistrate at Laur
in ens Passes Away.
Laurens, Dec. 19.-Capt John M.
Hudgens, a well-known citizen of this
s- city, and magistrate of this township,
in died at his home here Sunday about
,y, noon. Capt. Hudgens had been in ill
a- health for some time, and *his death
d- was not unexpected. The funeral ser-1
s- vices will be held at Chestnut Ridge
ig church tomorrow afternoon. Capt.
ie Hudgens has held his membership in
this church since early life.
c- The deceased was 73 years of age
n- and was one of the few surviving Con
of federate veterans. He served thfough
n the war and came out of the conflict
s- with a fine record. Since 1890 he has
been residing in Laurens, and duringi
- that time has held the office of magis
of Capt. Hudgens is survived by his
of wife, one brother, Mr. R. H. Hudgens;
in two sisters, Mrs. Dr. J. S. Wolff and
e Mrs. John Moore; three sons, Messrs.
ae W. P., Ambrose and John, and four
.ts daughters, Mrs. Alice Teague, Mrs. R.
s Guy Smith, Mrs. Rose Power and Mrs.
r- Broaddus Hill.
ts Capt. Hudgens was a man greatly
n admired by a large vircle of friends.
as He was of spotless character and
ed clean of life. His death is a great loss
Le to the city and county.
Judge .Gage and the Felder Charge.
In the matter of the charge of Judge
er Gage to the grand jury at Newberry
ie in .the Felder case in which he stated
that they must be convinced beyond
to a reasonable doubt of the guilt of Mr.
)n Felder before they could find a true
d- bill, and the fact that many of the
to newspapers of the State seem to doubt
~ and question the correctness of the re
1W port made by the newspapers of this
charge, the Yorkville Enquirer ac
ct cepted the suggestion ot The Herald
at, and News and wrote to Judge Gage.
n- Of course, there was never any doubt
is as to the correctness of the report
)r sent out by any of the correspondents
ds at Newberry, but it seems that some
id of the newspapers thought these re
st ports were incorrect.
in The following is the letter of the
Qe editor of the Enquirer to Judge Gage,
in and Judge Gage's reply: -
st In pursuance of the suggestion of
er The Herald and News, we have seen'
of proper to write to Judge Gage about
se this matter. The correspondence .ls
1t- as follows:
st. Yorkville, S. C., Dec. 13, 1911.
ik Hon. G. W. Gage,
d- Chester, S. C.
Dear Sir: Enclosed is a clipping
sfrom the Newberry Herald and News
.t- that explains itself fully.
of .1f your honor will pardon me, I
ts will say that I would not think of ad
*s dressing a judge on a subject likei
c- this except for the fact that I am in
r- doubt as to the correctness of the
a. statement of The Herald and News.
is In other words, while I have no doubt
a- as to the motive of that paper, I think
ts it must be mistaken.
a According to my understanding of
er the duty and power of a grand jury,
1 it is the business of that body merely
o to make sufficient inquiry to sat.isfy
itself as to whether there is probable
ia guilt, and it is up to the petit jury to
re decide whether guilt has been estAb
Lt lished beyond a reasonable doubt
yI have seen it stated that your hon
re or told this grand jury that if it saw
ar proper to do so, in the belief that its
y action was for the public good it could
to throw the case out, regardless of the
al proof, and the correctness of this posi
tion I can understand and appreciate.
m. If it is the pleasure of your honor to
straighten out the matter in dispute
.1- between the Enquirer and the New
L berry Herald and News, the kindness
a will be very much appreciated. I am
W. D. Grist,
r.Editor Yorkville Enquirer.
.Chester, S. C., Dec. 14, 1911.
n, My dear Mr. Grist: I a~m in receipt
-. of your letter of yesterday, with en
,i- closure, and I note same.
1. I can not, of course, recall the
Ly. words I used in charging the grand
ts jury of Newberry in the Felder case;
but my recollection is, John Aull, who
.n is the court stenographer, took down
s tl-e words and would certainly report
- them correctly.
i ,t ten charge as reneated. is in,
line with that I have in recent years
generally made to grand juries.
I doubt not but that your statement
of the law is more literally correct,
to-wit.: If the testimony reasonably
establishes the truth of the bill, then
there ought to be returned a true bill.
But as a practical matter, I have found
that it is not worth while to enter on
the trial before a petit jury, where
testimony for the defense is heard, in
cases where the testimony for the
State alone left a resonable doubt of
guilt; for, in such a case, there ought
to be a verdict of not guilty. My prac
tice has been in late years, to charge
the grand jury generally, that if all
the witnesses for the State left them in
reasonable doubt about the defendant's
guilt, then to return no bill.
You will see, therelore, if there be
error, it is not one of fact by the New
berry paper; but one of law by me.
Geo. W. Gage.
To W. D. Grist,
Yorkville, S. C.
CLEMSON FUNDS ATTACKED.
School Association of Lexington Coun
ty Memorializes Legislature
Divide Fertilizer Tax.
Lexington, Dec. 18.-What is prob
ably the beginning of one of the
strongest fights that has ever been
waged. against large appropriations for
Clemson college was 'begun here yes
terday, when the Lexington County
School Trustees' association appointed
a committee to memorialize the next
legislature to divide the fertilizer tax
equally between Clemson and the ru
ral schools of the State. The resolu
tion -was introduced by L. Bennett
Frick, of the Dutch Fork section, who,
in a strong address, assailed the man
ner in which Clemson is being run and
scored the idea of this institution re
ceiving so much money, which, in his
opinion, should go to the rural schools
of the State.
Where Are Its Graduates?
Among other things it was pointed
out by the speaker that but few of the
farmer boys of moderate means re
ceive any benefit from the college,
which, in the beginning, was said to
be a ~farmners' school, for farmers'
boys. "Where are the Lexington gra
duates from this great school ?" he
asked. "Is there a single man under
the sound of my voice.who can point a
single graduate *of Clemson college
who has returned to his home county
and given the benefit of his agricul
tural knowledge to his 'home people?"
He urged that the time was ripe for
the people of the rural districts to
speak out and declare for more help
for the common schools.
Mr. Frick was followed by several
others, all of- whom favored the cur
tailment of Clemson's fund. The res
olution to memorialize the legislatur'e
to divide the fertilizer tax equally be
tween the rural schools and Clemson,
was adopted without a dissenting
Another resolution, in the nature of
an amendment to the Frick resolu
tion, was offered by Chas. B. Kneece,
president of the association, asking
the legislature also to change the
present law now governing aid to
As the law now stands any district
receiving aid from this special appro
priation must vote upon itself an ex
tra 2-will leiy before such aid can be
ob'ned, placing th-a length of the
school term in the hands' of the ma-'
foity of cac'h d;strict. whether the
district is inhabited -by men interested
in schools or not. It is desired that
the appropriation become. available
when money is raised by the school
from any source.
A Sure Sign.
That levity is a su:bject that is some
times worth while avoiding has been
learned to the sorrow of a would-be
At a recent examination of the State
indertaking hoard amorg th<e gues
f ins r.kd' of the many applicants,
was tbo following one:
"W,t <dn yon e'nasider as an infalli-1
ble sign of death?"
-T-> c,~ the door?" ans,wered one.
THE HOUDAYS VERY
GAY IN PROSPERITY
A DELIGHTFUL "SHOWER" FOB
Christmas Services And Christmas
Prosperity, Dec. 21.-Mr. and krs.
A. G. Wise have returned from a visit
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lathan, of Lit
tle Mountain, were shoppers in Pros
perity on Tuesday.
Misses Eleanor and Cornelia Capers,
of Washington, D. C., will arrive Sat
urday, and spend the holidays with
their aunt, Mrs. J. L. Wise.
Mr. and Mrs. Thornwell Haynes, of
High Point, N. C., are here for the
Mr. Jno. Pat Wise, of Ridgeland, ac
companied by his friend, Mr. J. H.
Hydrick, of Orangeburg, will spqnd
Christmas week with the former's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Misses Oliv'e Counts, Estelle Domin
ick and Mary Willis, of Columbia col
lege, are home for the holidays.
Miss Curle, of Winnsboro, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Miss Willie Mae Wise, ot Suxnter,
will spend Christmas with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wise.
Miss Eroline Monts and Mr. Rufus
Monts, of Lyons, Ga., are here for sev
eral weeks' stay.
Rev. E. W. Leslie has as his guest
his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leslie, of
Blue Ridge, Va., and brother, Mr. D.
D. Leslie, of Houston, Va.
Mr. W. H. Enlow, of Route, Nd. 1,
has moved to Prosperity.
The Methodist Sunday school will
have a Christmas tree at the Methodist
church on Sunday afternoon at 5
Miss Ethel Counits, of Darlington, is V
home for Christinas.
Grace Sunday school will render the
following program Sunday evening:
.Song No. 9.
Reading scripture and prayer by
Pastor E. W. Leslie.
Christmas Candles, by eight -little
Recitation by six boys.
-Song No. 14.
Recitation by Fulton Counts.
The Christmas Song, by fouir girls.
Song No. 15.
Recitation by four girls. --
Song No. 12.
Recitation by five girls.
Recitation by Miss Mary DeWalt
Song No. 10.
Recitation, Mrs. Alda Ray Wheeler.
O ff erings.
Distribution of "treats."
Song No. 18.
Miss Adella Bowers, the bride-elect,
was the recipient of a ldvely mis
cellaneous shower given by Miss Ad
die Werts, at her home in -McNai'y
street. The guests were received at the -
door by Miss Ellen Werts, and in
vited into the drawing room, which
was elaborately decorated with ferns
and Southern smilax. After a few
minutes of congratulations, they were
directed to the dining hall, which was
a veritable bower of fiowers, the color
scheme of red prevailing. Holly and
red carnations covered the snowy
ta-ble. After a delicious sweet course,
served by Misses Mary Lizzie and
Tena Wise, the bride-elect -pulled a
unique Japanese parasol and on her
were showered dainty and beautiful
gifts, which shows the high esteem in
which Miss Bowers is held..
Before leaving the dining hail, an
elegant toast was given by Miss Addie
Werts to the bride. Souvenirs of the
occasion were tiny Japanese parsols
tied with holly ribbon.
As the guests were leaving coffee
and cream -were served.
The afternoon, with its pleasant
memories, will linger long with those
who were present.
I will be in the auditor's office each.
Saturday in January to prepare pr
W. G. Peterson,