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NEWS FROM WHITMIRE.
Holidays. Marked by Reunions of
Friends and Relatives-Many So
* cial Affairs.
Whitmire, Dec. 28.-Compliments of
-the season to all.
"May your Christmas fireside be
Glad with happy faces;
May the dear ones all be there
In their usual places."
Mr. William Coleman is here for the
Mrs. Mary Coleman, of Asheville,
will spend the winter here with her
children, Mr. Thad Coleman and Mrs.
Miss Myrtle Suber, of the Columbia
e\ male college, is spending the Christ
mas 'days with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jio i. SAber.
Mr. T. Cofield Jeter, who, for more
than a year, has had a good position
in the Palmetto National bank, in Co
lurbia, came up Saturday. His par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jeter, gave
him an elegant birthday dinner con
sisting of all the good things that be
long - to Christmas. The following
guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Cofield, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Calder,
of Winston-Salem, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Maybin, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Cofteld and son Joseph, of
Carlisle, and Master Joe Howie, of
GreenvIlle. Mr. Cofteld Jeter return
ed to his post of duty Tuesday.
Mrs. F. A. Golden, of Atlanta, spent
several days of last week with her
sister, Mrs. H. G. Meyers.
A painful accident occurred at Mr J. I
M. Major's last Friday morning. Jim
Griffin, who was digging a well there,
fell into the well a distance of 50 feet,
and broke ,his leg. Dr. H. K. Boyd
was called and set the injured limb.
Mr. Oscar F. Dukes, a printer of
many years of experience, has charge
of the mechanical department of the
A pretty home wedding occurred at
the residence of Mrs. Hannah Lee,
when her daughter, Miss Eolene Lee,
was married to Mr. Jack Mobley, of
Union county. -Rev. . A. Jeffcoat
peformed the ceremony.
The following invitations are out:
The Whitmire German club request
the pleasure of your company at their
annual Christmas dance at Coleman
hall Friday evening, December. 29,
1911. Dancing at 9 o'clock.
Miss Frances Jeter, who has just
finished a pleasant and successful half
session of her Sophomore year in
Erskine college, is spending Christ
mas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Jeter. Her many friends here
are glad to have her at home again.
She will 'return to Due West Saturday,
December 30, and resume her studies
in Erskine college.
.Mrs. Will Atchison and child, of Sa
vannah, Ga., are spending some weeks
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
Capt and Mrs. Smythe, of Buckhead,
Fairfield county, and Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Nance, of Anderson, are the
guests of Mrs. Eliza Nance and family.
Mrs. S. D. Spray and daughbers,
Flossy and Mary, are spending this
week with her father, Mr. Wolf, in
'Monroe, N. C.
Miss Frances Rice is spending the
week with the loved ones at home, at
Mrs. W. A. Andrews and Mrs. R. M.
Duckett are visiting their par.ents, Mr.
and Mrs. Z. H. Wright, at Denmark.
Miss Kate McClanahan has gone to
Westminister to spend Christmas withI
p her parents.
Mr. Henry Tidmarsh, who is a medi
-cal student in the University 'of Mary
land, is visiting relatives and friends
here, and having a merry Christmas.
The hearts of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Cofield are made glad by the return
of their children and grand children,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Calder, of Winston
Salem, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. May
bin, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs.
George Cofield and son Joseph, of
arlisle, and Master Joseph Howie,j
f Greenville. They had a' delightful
mily reunion. All of the above nam
persons and Mr. and Mrs. S. A.'
eter and children, Cofield, Frances
nd John, were present.
Miss L. R. Cofi.eld left Saturday for
Spartanburg. She will take a month's
vacation 'before she returns to finish
the session as governess for Dr. R. R.
Miss Kate Hargrove is spending
Christmas week with her mother and
family in the county.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Shackleford
and e ildren, and Miss Pauline Cald
er, are with relatives and friends in
t.Newberry this week.
Miss Lula Donnan is with the loved
ones at home in Laurens county until
school opens again.
'Miss Sarah Shannon spent Monday~
of the Christmas clerks with thm C
H. Cooper company.
Miss Carrie Watson, of Greenwood
is spending the week with relatives
Mrs. Bettie Halfacre and children,
Sarah and William, are on a short visil
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franli
Death of Mrs. Lucy Abrams Martin
Mrs. Lucy Abrams Martin, widovw
of J. G. Martin, of Houston, Texas
died December 7, 1911. She leaves dii
children, three boys and three girls
"Let me die the death of the right
There will be preaching at Ne-%
Hope M. E. church next Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock, and Poifaria at 3.3(
p. m. This is a special fifth Sunda3
service. All are cordially urged t<
attend. S. C. Morris,
The many friends of Mr. Holley H
Hipp will be glad to know of his mar
riage to Miss Belle Shaw, of Saluda
Mr. Hipp is the son of Mr. J. H. Hipp
who removed from Little Mountain t(
the Zoar section of Saluda county i
few years ago, and is well known ii
Wife Killed, Husband In Jail.
Greenville, December 27.-In one o:
the mill villages of GreenVille tonigh
the coroner is holding an inquest inti
the death of a woman who was foun
in her bed at daybreak with her hea(
split open with an axe and her two
year-old baby immersed in a pool o:
blood by her side. The woman's hus
band is locked in a cell at the counta
jail, and finger nails bearing bloo(
stains, uncleansed by water used ii
erasing other alleged traces of th(
foul crime, are regarded by the au,
thorities as pointing to him as thi
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, L 0. 0. F.
Pulaski lodge, No. 20, 1. 0. 0. F.
will -meet in Klettner's .hall Frida
evening, December 29, at 8 o'clock
All members are urged to be present
as the election of officers will be helt
at this meeting. J. Y. Jones,
W. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Sing Ho! Ohio.
Jesse Conway, the correspondent o
the Cleveland Leader, tells this one
The noble battleship Ohio steame<
into Quito harbor one day and an
chored alongside a British ship. Pres
ently the tramp's dingy was lowere4
and sailor men rowed out to the bat
tieship. They arrived under the name
plate and painfully spelled out th<
warrior's handle. All looked puzzled
Finally one Britisher tried it aloud.
"A 'ho' and a 'haitch' and a '10,'"' h
said softly. "Wot a 'ell of a name fo:
a ship! "-Louisville Times.
His Saving, Perhaps.
The late Bill Barlow, editor of thi
Laramie Boomerang, believed no les:
in accurate than in humorous journal
"You can't achieve your effect,
Barlow once said in an addr'ess ii
Douglas, Wyo., "unless you're accu
rate. Uncertainty and inaccuracy wil
spoil the finest effect, whether it b<
comic or whether it be pathetic.
"I remember a funeral in Tin Can
The~ Widow Wagg had lost her thir<
in a poker dive. George Jones, D. T
deliver-ed the funeral address, and ai
eloquent and moving address it was
but George, in his inaccurate way
hadn't made sure whether it was he:
third or her fourth that the widov
Wagg was burying.
"Hence spoiled a grand oratioi
with these concluding words:
'And now we commend to the di
vine mercy this widowed handmait
who bath been bereaved again, an<
again, and again'
"George hesitated, frowned, ani
"'-and perhaps again.' "-Humal
*AT THE THEATRlE.
- Coming Attractions.
January 12-Dr. Cook.
February 8-Madame Sherry.
February 16-Paid in Full.
Februa.ry 22-The Lyman Twins.
March 29-A Woman of the Hour.
April 6-Christy Bros. Minstrels.
April 24-The Traveling Salesman.
-oqqxv:aa povr an.r.
STild S ?313IH
WAR ON TH[ BOLL W[tVIL;
CAMPAIGN fOR GOOD ROI
Interesting Methods for Helping
Farmers Fight Cotton Foe
for Arousing Interest in
The advent of the boll weevil
the territory of the Southern I
way System caused it to take
work to combat its ravages. To
end a cotton culture department
organized, with a chief and a f(
of field agents, each one of whom
had practical experience in grov
cotton under boll weevil . conditi<
to cover the districts of Alabama
Mississippi where the weevil has
ready appeared or threatens. More
cently the work of this departU
was extended to Southern Geo:
along the lines of the Southern I
way and the Georgia, Southern
Florida. The agents of this der
ment work in harmony with thOs'
the United States farm demons
tion bureau and with the state
thorities, doing special work with
individual farmer in instructing
in the best ways to raise cotton
der weevil conditions and in shoy
him how he can diversify his cl
to the best purpose.
The management of the Soutt
Railway System has. long held I
the improvement of the country I
meant prosperity and advancen
alike to the railroad and the resic
of its territor,, and especial benefl
the farmer. Ten years ago, in 1
it started out its first Good RC
train, which spent six months bi
ing demonstration roads, holding I
conventions and agitating for be
highways. There is just ending
tour of another good roads train,
out six months, operated by the So
ern Railway System in Co-opera
with the United States Office of I
lic Roads. In the years between,
stant attention has been paid to .,
along this line.
fOR DEVELOPMENT W(
How the Land and Industrial Dep
a.ent of the Southern Railway
As an agency for the solicita
>f men and capital for factories
for other industries and for immi
tion into the Southeast and for
eral promotion and development w
agricultural and industrial, within
territory of the various lines of
Southern Railway System the int
trial department is organized.
EThe Land and Industrial 'Der
ment, with jurisdiction extending<
Ithe lines of the Southern Rails
-the Mobile and Ohio. Railroad,.
Georgia, Soutlisrn and Florida I
way, and the Virginia and Souths
1ern Railway, has direct charge of
-ters pertaining to general deve
ment. At the head of it is the L
Sand Industrial Agent, with headq
ters at Washington and with a
Istantial corps of assistants and la
*offices located there. Along the I
Sof the roads are district offices
St. Louis, Mobile, Macon, Bristol,
lumbus,. Miss.; Asheville and Col
ila. The agents in charge of tl
offices give their assistance to all
forts to promote, in any direc1
the growth of the territory ad.ia
to the railroad lines, find locat
-for industries or help in their org
zation, aid homeseekers or coloni
in securing the lands they wish, v
1with the farmers and others in
-ing the problems of markets or c:
which come up, gather informa
abut the opportunities or facts w:
will advertise their districts anm
every possible way extend their
opraticn and that of the railroal
1the people of their territory in di
opment efforts. The work of t)
agents, as that of the Washingtor
fice, has to do with both the ed
tional and other efforts with the
pe ofg the territory and in the bi
ing in of new people and new
From the Washington and St. L
offices industrial and immigra
Iagents travel throughout the N
in advertising the Southern's terri
-and in solictiing farm settlers
imanufacturers to locate along
lines. An office is also mainta
for this work at Harrisburg, Pa.,
for several years a European agt
'has been established with headg
ters in London. The agents of
company include specialists in tiim
Iminerals and clays, in industrial
cations and in other lines.
For the Queen and Crescent R
a similar line of work is carried
by the Agricultural and Indus
Agent, located at Chattanooga, T
In the early days of the Souti
'IRailway System it was believed i
er that, while the needs of the
ritory in the way of iig~miation
of the development of the farm
sources were not to be neglected,
cial effort should be made to cal]
tention to the immense natural
sources and advantages for indust
of various kinds. The reports f
the communities along the lines
resented in the Land and Indus
Department show that in the de<
from 1900 to 1910, $400,000,000 3
invested in industries. A good
portion of this sum represents
work of the Industrial DepartmerJ
At Dresden there is in the co'
of construction what is said - to
the largest radiator in . he W<
Toi wriiator is iL:Er-sed for the
= 'O-OPERAlON Of PEOPLE
e- D[SIRED BY SOUIH[RN
Al- Will Freely Give Assistance in WorN
and for Advancement of its Terri
art- tory-Information Gladly
) of Received.
au- The Southern Railway System in
the vites the co-operation of all the peo
1lm ple along its line in work for thi
un- advancement of its territory. It wil
ing freely give every assistance possible
OPS and will be glad to have individuali
. and business organizations call uPOR
ern it for aid in solving the developmel
:hat problems which come up, and contrib
oad ute information which will help -buil
Lent up the communities of the Southeast
ent Communications relating to loca
t to tions or development work along th4
901, Southern Railway, Mobile and Ohic
ads Railroad, Georgia, Southern and Flor
dld- ida Railway and Virginia and South
oad western Railway should be addresse<
tter to M. V. Richards, Land and Industria
the Agent, Washington, D. C.
lso For locations or for information 01
ath- matters regarding the country aloni
tion the Queen and Crescent Route, ad
'ub- dress T. 0. Plunkett, Agricultural an<
on- Industrial Agent, Chattanooga, Tenn
RESOURCES Of SOUIHASI
GIVEN WIDE PUBLICE
Exhibits at Fairs, Advertisements ir
Newspapers, and Circulation of,
art- Attractive Literature All
Boost the Southern
don The Southern Railway has long de
and voted much attention to fair and ex
an position exhibits, showing the re
ra- I.sources and products of the South
sen- 'eastern States. This year's exhibi
the, work Is almost entirely within its owi
the territory. At state and other larg4
tefairs and exposition its is makini
Iu comprehensive exhibits, largely agri
a-cultural, which are mostly of an edu
vr cational character, and which shov
ver what the people of the Southeast an<
ra' of special communities may do. I
thei large exhibit will be made in Noveml
ber at New York City.
est In the line of publicity for callini
nat- attention to the opportunities of thi
lop- Southeast, liberal amounts are appro
an priated. The Southern Field, givini
ua-information a bout all the System's
sub- territory, is widely and regularly cir
trge culated. Booklets descriptive of thi
Lnes different states, publications relatinl
at to the various lines of farming, pam
Co- phlets giving general or 'special il
uem- formation or lists of lands or businesi
eeopportunities -are published for th4
e-benefit of homeseekers and manufac
ent In adiertising opportunities in the
Lons Southeast agriCultural,, trade and gen
:ops I s
[in - - -
I to C
1ng 1 + '
Bringing watermelons to Southern
ral publicaitioii inte -North ar
ohused and special advertising is don
and ini Europe.
ned SOUT HERN RY.'S EXHIBITS
ency interesting Display of Southern Fan
uar- Products at Land and Irrigation
ber, New York.-At the American Lani
.10- J.nd Irrigation exposition, .which re
cently opened at Madison Square Gai
>ute den, there are displays of farm ani
-n orchard products from every portio:
:rial Iof the United States and from Car
an aa, but none excels the exhibit fror
tnthe Southern states made by thi
rop SothrnRailway system, which ha
t- expended several thousand dollars il
ad collecting material for exhibit purpo
re- ~ ~
Southern Railway Good Roads "Train.
es from a11 parts o the terriy er
ed by its lines.
The Southern railway's booth is i
ty feet long and the arrangements o
tAe exhibit is most tasteful and al
tractice.. There are exhibits of col
ton, tobacco, the grains, grasses an
forage, crops, sugar cane, and al
kinds of garden truck and an unusual
ly fine fruit display. The walls ar
covered by a large map of the Soutb
sheaves of grain and grasses, a scor
of large colored photographs of typi
cal Southern farm, field and orchar
views. There are a half dozen ts
bles of the Southern apples, whicl
will convince all who. see them tt:
the Southern apple-growing distric.
are surpassed by. none. Special -litei
ature has been prepared for circuli
tion at the exposition telling of th
Southeastern states and especially c
-their farmlands and products.
Each day an illustrated lecture o
the Southeast is delivered by M. A
Hays of the Land and.Industrial Di
partment of the. Southern Railwai
For this lecture 150 new colored slide
have been mad6. The lecture cover
the industries, the * agricultural r4
sources and developments, the scenj
attractions, the resort centers of th
Southeastprn stateg gives charactei
*outnern maulway Cc
istcs of Sbnthern ifeiand tells-a5Di
the wide variety' of opportunitli
found in this section.
Management of Souther~ Railway 1
Making It Helpful Factor In
SWashington.-A most encourai
view of conditions in the Southeal
is presented in the annual report
the Southern Railway company, whic
states that one of the most impor
ant factors in the strength of the conl
pany's position is the industrial an
agricultural development of the te:
ritory traversed by its lines. Th~
marked agricultural progress due t
the general adoption of approve
methods by the farmers of the Souti
east, particularly the increase of d
versified farming, and ;the diversifica
-tion of industries are noted
Raiway Zepot, Clayton, N. C.
The managenidnt of the comipan:
,with a broad conception of its rel:
tions to the public, is making the ral
way not merely a carrier of the pe
ple and products of the South, bi
Salso a helpful factor in Southern d
velopment. The report sets out ti
Sefforts being put forward to increal
the prosperity of the people alread
in the Southeast, and, to attract i3
Svestors and desirable settlers to tU
territory served by the lines of tU
Southern railway. A review is give
SIof the work being done by the cottc
1culture department, which is teac]
ing farmers, in lccalities where it
1possible the boll weevil may sprea
Sto successfully combat the inse<
should it ever appear in their field:
1and thus maintain their productic
instead of having to learn how.)
deal with it after It appears The
work of this department will be ex
tended to cover all territory along
the company's lines to which there
Is even -a remote danger that the
weevil may spread. The Importance
to. the South of maintaining its mon
Sopoly of cotton production Is pointed
out in connection with the vigorous
efforts being made to raise cotton
'in other parts of the world. The re
port shows that the company Is also.
Sencouraging live stock raising and -
Sdairying in its territory. Recognition
SIs given the newspapers of the South
Seast for their valuable assistance and
also to commercial organIzatins, to
'banks and individuals who have .aid'
ed the company In all Its eforts to
. advance the agricultural prosperity of
SThe more Important additions and
betterments completed and.undertak
en during the year. are shown, among
them the double track lines through
ULynchburg, Va., and Into Chattanooga,
!Tenn., 38 miles of double track be
tween Atlanta and Gainesville,. Ga.,
Smodern lap-sidinsS on the -line. be
tween Atlanta and Macon, Ga., -Knox
e ille and Chattanoogas Tenn., ,and
Morristown, Tenn., and Asheville N. -
to Culture Departmen.
Sc., new freight station and ofAce
~building at Atlanta, additional freight.
.station~ and yard facil.des at Macon,
and additional wharf facilities at Mo.
(TO BE CONTINUED)
316 acres improvea1 rarm. six miles
trom the railroad. Price. $1,500.
t160 acres, one mile of Arkadelphia,
~Improved farm, all cleared, $3,000.
86 acres improved farm, two miles
of Arkadelphia, $1,500.
560 acres cut over hardwoodlanld,
-unimproved, four miles of Arkadel
.phia, $4,000. This is all fine agricul
0tural land, on 'easy terms.
ArkaaS Land Company,
IAEKAN~SA$ AND CMAY
-IArkadelphia, Ark. T. N. Wilson.
1128 Imd o niet
EXECUTOR'S N~OTICE OF FINAL
Notice is hereby given that on Mon
day, January 15, 1912, at 11 o'clock a.
in., we will make a settlement of the
estate of the late Mrs. M. A. E. Werts,
in office of Probate Judge at Newberry,
S. C. All and singuiar the creditors
are hereby notified to present their
claims duly attested to Clarence F.
Werts, executor, and all parties in
debted are required t.. make payent
to the undersigned on or before said
a wt Susan M. Werta, Executrix.
Clarence F. Werts, Executor.
wOf Mrs. M.r. E. Werts, Deceased.
itNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIN
t.The undersigned will apply to the
Judge of Probate for Newberry county
on Monday, January 15, 1912, at noon,
for letters dismisory as administrator
of othe personal estate of Owen McRae
I Robert McCaughrin Holmes,
12-12-4t-taw. ' Administrator.
Now is the time o cribe toTh
fHerald and News, $1.50 a year. i
Special-The Herald and News, $1.50
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