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OLUME L, NMBER 1. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1912.
Dr. James McIntosh Has Preserved
His Commission as Assistant
Dr. James McIntosh, president of
the Newberry Savings bank, has a
valuable relic of the Confederacy, in
the shape of his coimission as as
sistant surgeoh, which he has preserv
ed since 'October, 1861. Dr. McIntosh
enlisted in the Eighth South Carolina
regiment, and went to the front, and
DR. JAMES McINTOSH.
when the time for reorganization
came, he was so afraid that he would
mot get in the further fighting he re
signed his commission from the
:State as assistant surgeon, and re
--enlisted in his company as a private.
He was then commissioned by the
Confederate States government, and
did valiant service for. the South.
Dr. McIntosh was seen as he was
preppring to send his commission to
his son, Dr. \ James H. McIntosh, in
Columbia, and acceded to the request
of The Herald and N&ws that it be
allowed to publish a copy of the com
It is as follows:
Confederate States ot Ameri-a,
Richmond, Oct. 28th, 1861.
Sir: You are hereby informed that
-the President has appointed you Asst.
Surgeon in the Provisional Army in
thei service of the Confederate States.
7ou are requested to signify your ac
ceptance or, non-acceptance of said
appointment: and should you accept
-you will sign before*a magistrate, the
oath of office herewith, and forward
the same with your letter -of accept
ance to this Department. Report for
d1uty to So. Ca. Hospital, Charlottes
ville. J. P. Benjamin,
/ ~ Acting Secretary of War.
Dr. James McIntosh,
Asst. Surg'n P. A. C. S.
Following is the commission from
-the State of South Carolina, which Dr.
McIntosh gave up when he re-enlisted
as a private. It was the State com
mnission under which he went to the
-front, and the Confederate States com
mission above came after his re-en
listment as a private:
State of South Carolina.
*Headquart-ers Surgeon General's De
& Charleston, May 8th, 1861.
Dr. James McIntosh is appointed
Assistant Surgeon in the 8th Regiment
-of South Carolina Volunteers and will
report himself for duty immediately to
Col. Cash commanding at Camp Pee
- . J. J. Chisolm, M.' D.,
Surg. General pro tem.
F. W. Pickens.
9 May, 1861.
This latter commission is equally
as precious as a war relic as the*
'czmmission from the Confederate
The members of the Beth Eden pas
torate paid a visit to the parsonage
-.last Friday, carrying well filled bask
.ets, and after a sumptuous dinner was
served, and some time spent in pleas
ant conversation, suddenly the whole
-crowd turned on the pastor, Rev. Jas.
D. Kina,rd, and gave him and] family a
genuine pounding. They s-ood the
*ordeal real well, never losii. g their
temper, and when it was all or r they
were so well composed as to return
thanks, and invit-e- the now depa -ting
.guEts to Come again.
LIVELY SESSION, SOME PREDICT.
General Assembly Convenes Week
Preparing for Session.
Columbia, December 31.--With the
coming in of the new year all eyes are
turned to the date when the general
assembly of South Carolina convenes
in annual session, which is one week
from Tuesday, namely, January 9.
Just one more week and the la*mak
ers will be gathering in Columbia
prepared to consider for 40 days the
needs and conditions of the people of
the State and to apply remedies such
-as in their judgment they deem best.
And if most of the predictions are
Vrtified the coming session of the
general assembly is going to be one of
the most important and interesting
meetings of that body that has been
held in many a year.
In anticipation of the -onvening of
the lawmakers, the State 8crs have
been busy preparing their annual re
ports, covering the work of their de
partments for the past year and con
taining such recommendations as they
see fit to make. Most of the reports
have been 'completed and are now in
the hands of the printers, while others
will be ready before the time for their
presentation to the legislature.
Probably the most interesting one to.
the general public will be the mes
sage of the governor, and this will be
one of the first the two houses will
..sider. The fact that the message
will cover the first year of the ad
ministration of Governor Blease will
make it of more than usual interest to
the general public.
Other State officers, especially
Comptroller General Jones, .will have
recowmendations of unusual interest.
Gen. Jones will ask that the income
tax laws either be repealed or that
he be givn more power to enforce
them. Then the State debt is to be
refunded this year and the comptrol
ler general's recommendations along
this line will be valuable. a
Fight on Watson's Office?
That a fight will be waged on the
department of agriculture, commerce
and industries is the outlook now.
The recent correspondence betwveen
the governor -and Commissioner Wat
son has revived public in.t-erest to a
marked degree, and it is rumored that
some of the legislators are in favor
of the abolition of the department.
However, it has done a good work in
many respects, has many strong
friends and may weather the storm,
shorn, probably, of some of its func
tions. The term of Commissioner Wrat-I
son expires in March and his succes
sor will be namerd by. the governor,
who has as yet given no indication of
what action he will 1:Xa and los
made no statemer reijiive to what
course he will purnie relatire to Mr.
Watson, that is, as to the probability
or. not . of his being reappointed.
Wether the appropriation for the
farm demonstration work will be
touched or remain as at present de
pends on the result of the fight, which
it seems likely will rage arev ., the
department of agriculture.
'Answered in Time.
What bills will the legislature pass
over the governor's veto, and what
will be the outcome of the reported
Felder statement that he will appear
before the legislature and tell of his
charges against the governor? Will
the two houses pass over the veto of
the governor the bill providing for the
investigation of the former dispen
sary win ding-up commission and re
open all the old dispensary fight?
What will be the fate of the act pro
viding for certain cities to vote on the
question as to whether or not they
want the commission form of govern
ment, and which the governor vetoed?
What percentage of the vetoed meas
ures will be passed by a two-thirds
vote and thus become laws? Such
questions remain unianswered, and
can not be answered until the legis
lature meets and acts on them.
Much time will be consumed in the
numerous elections which will come
up at this session. The election of a
chief justice, two associate justice
ships, several circuit judges, two
members cf the board of directors of
the penitentiary, trustees, insurance
will naturally take a good part of the
time of the houses, and, therefore, it
seems a likely .prediction that the leg
islature will get busy from the day it
Over a Million Needed.
The report of the asylum commis
sion and of the various State colleges
and institutions will receive attention.
One of the important matters is the
report of Comptroler. Genie,ral Jones
as to what will be needed to run the.
government another year. Each de
partment head transmits to the Comp
troller general an estimate of what
will be needed for his department and
this information is transmitted by that
official to the ways and m-eans commit
tee. of the house and the finance com
nittee of the senate and used by them
in making up the appropric.tion meas
ures. It will take 'over $1,000,000 to
run the State anthe r year.
The coming. week, which It the eve
of the convening of the legislature,
will find everybody busy rounding up
details and getting' everything in
sh'ape for the opening of the general
assembly for 1912.
Failed, However, to Trail Party Who
Entered Residence of Mr. Jno.
Some unknown thief tried to rob Mr.
Jno. W. Kibler's residence early Sun
day night. Mr. Kibler heard a noise
and went into the room whence it
proceeded. Thinking it was his broth
er, Mr. William Kibler, he'spoke to
him, when the would-be robber fled,
leav'ing his cap and a knife with the
blade point just broken off.
Sheriff Buford was notified, ana he
at once ordered two bloodhounds
from Columbia, which arrived on the
5.19 train Monday morning, and went
'to work. 'The hounds trailed the
tracks to Scott's creek and lost the
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* SOCIAL .
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Mrs. J. W. Haltiwanger gave a beau
tiful reception Friday afternoon In
honor' of Mrs. Elmer Summer. About
150 guests called between the hours
of 3 and 6. The house was decorated
in Christmas holy and mistletoe was
profusely used ein the decorations.
Miss Mildred Evans celebrated her
.irthday with a party New Year's day.
Games were played and delightful re
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Master Joe Norwood entertained a
few friends Friday afternoon in honor
of his cousin, Rhea Joynes, of Balti
more. Much merrimelit was caused
by the sending up of large balloons.
Games were played 'and ice cream and
In compliment 'to her frie~nd, Miss
Sybie Brown, of Rock Hill, Miss Ruby
Goggan.s gave a ma.squerade party
Thursday evening. -About 35 guests
were present, 'eiach one representing
some character in history or fiction.
WILL NOT ENTER THE RACE.
Wi. 'N. Graydon Announces He is
Not, in Field.
To the Editor of The State:
Please allow me to announce
through your columns that I have
decided not to offer for the position
of judge of the eighth circuit at the
approaching session of the general
assembly. I had thought that t would
be a candidate for.the place, but after
mature consideration, I have reached
the conclusion that I could not af
ford to 'give up my practice to hold
the office of. circuit judge. .The sal
ary attached to the office, $3,000, ilsso
small, that viewed from my stand
point, only a rich man can afford to
hold it. I thank my many friends,
both in and out of the legislature, for
their kind offers of support, but I do
not think I could afford to hold the
office at the present time, and will
therefore rnot offer for the place..
SOLICITOR COOPER'S REPORT.
Number of Cases Disposed of in 1
Mr. Robert A. Cooper, solicitor of 'I
this, the Eighth judicial circuit, has
prepared his annual report showing
the number of cases handled,-the num- t
ber of convictions secured, acqUittals, t
("no bills," and cases diseontinued. The a
Eighth circuit embraces the counties
of Laurens, tNewberry, Greenwood and r
A43eville. The report of Solicitor C
Cooper shows that- the total number of e
cases disposed 'of=this year was 210. f
One hundred and forty'"cases 'in the I
column. 'marked !'guilty." 52 "'not I
guilty," and 23 "no bills and' discon- 1
I tinued." C
As classified the report is as folz
Murder cases, 31; guilty, 18; not
guilty, 8; discontinued, 5.
Assault and battery' cases, 43; guil
ty, 31; not guilty; 9; discentinued, 3.
Carrying concealed weapons, 28
cases; guilty, 16; not guilty, 9; dis- t
continued 3. '
Housebreakiing, 16; guilty, 11; not
guilty, 4; discontinued, 1.
Larceny, 34; Guilty, 22; not guilty,
11; discontinued, 1.
Violation of the dispensary law, 30;
guilty, 22; not guilty, 3; discontinu
CONFESSES KILLING SON-IN-LAW. [
Victim Insulted Her, Says Woman
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 31.-Arrested
within a few minutes after th bloody
remains of her son-in-law, Frederick
Wasserlaben, had been found in a
pond near the western city limits, Mrs.
Mary L. Godau t6night made a full
confession of the deed. Was-serlaben
had been shot three times, twice
through the head and once through
the arm. The killing occurred at-the
time of Wasserlaben, after, according
to the confession, insulting remarks
were made to Mrs. Godau.
As a result of the alleged insult,
Mrs. Godau says she saw Wasserla
ben's gun on' a hail rack, picked it up
and returned to the 'room. "I raised
the pistol and, looking him straight
in the face, pulled the trigger. I
thought I would do a good job while
I was at it, .so,I pulled the trigger
Subsequently, Mrs. ~Godau took the
body in a wagon and dumped it into
the pond, where it was discovered.
. Last Husband Murdered.
Mrs. Godau has been married three
times. Joseph Godau, her last hus
band, was murdered in a manner
similar to the deed of today, but thej
grand jury failed tO indict her. An
other husband, named Si.einer, mys
The marriage of Miss Vera Summer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sum
mer, and Mr. Elbert Hugh Summer, of
Newberry, S. C., took place this morn
ing at 10 o'clock at the English Lu
theran church, Rev. W. C. Schaeffer
The church was beautifully decorat-i
ed with .palms. The wedding march
was played by Miss Charlie May Dodd,
and there was a song by Miss Mamie
The bride entered with her brother, 1
Mr. Carroll Summer, and who gavle
her away, and the groom's best mana
was Mr. Ernest Summer, of Ocala.
The bride was lovely wearing a tail- I
ored suit of dark blue, with blu'e vel-i
vt hat, and carried a bouquet of1
bride's roses and lillies of the valley. 1
The attendants were Mrs. 0. L.
Sneed, Matron of honor, and Miss Lila
Summer, of Newberry, maid of honor.
he maid of honor wore a*white
tailor suit, and white beaver hat and 1
carried pink roses, and th'e matron
of honor wore a plum .colored tailori
suit and hat, and carried pink roses.
The bride's mother wore a gown of
'black messaline, and a small blacki
After a wedding trip to Florida, Mr.
Summer and his bride will be at home
ill Meet Saturday-A Full Attend-1
ance is Urged-latters of Im
o the Members of the Farmers' Un
ion of Newberry County: fc
We wish to call especial attention S
o our first meeting for the new year h
D be held next Saturday, Js.nuary 6, o:
,t 11 o'clock a. m. fr
It is an. important mecting. - Many l<
atters of valne and interest to every -ti
ne should be considered, namely, Ae ID
lection of officers, the purchase of
ertilizers, the manner and time of tj
ayment of notes,'whether there shall cl
ea decrease in the quantity -to b.e w
ised; the reduction in the acreage of t
otton, the best. plau to get our far-. f
aers aroused on. this matter; the best b
lan for warehousing and marketing jC
he next crop of cotton, and many s
If there ever was a time in the his- n
ory of farmers' organizations when a
Lnbroken ranks and unfaltering loyal- S
y were needed, that time is now the e
!rucial moment in the life of the Far- c
ners' union. Other organizations, e
,ome of far less value to the general 14
)blic than ours,. have lived and suc- ti
:eeded,. why should not the Farmers' .t
inion be equal to the test? a
Let us come together at thls the I
)eginning of the new year, forgetting '
:he losses and distappointments, of the t
?ast disastrous one, and look firmly
;o the future, devising large thingg
ht will insure our protection and
nterests. Remember the date, Sat- c
rday, January 6, 1912.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Secretary of County Union. 1
R. T. .C. Hunter- f
President of County Union.
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CLEXSON EXTENSION WORK. *
Article 59. *
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The ground untreated phosphate
rock or "floats" is sometimes used as
i fer,tiilzer and we receive inquiries
rom- time to time regarding it. This
rticle is written to answer such In
The reason that the phosphate rock
is treated with silphuric .acid and ~
onverted into acid phosphate is that
we may. have a soluble salt that wil
sread through thre soil in the soil
solution. When it spreads through- the
5oil and comes in contact with certain
bases present 'there, sich as lime,
ron, and aluminum, the phosphoric ~
icid is reconverted into a less solu
be form,' but it is spread, in a thin'
lm; over soil grains and a great sur
ac~ 'is exposed for the feeding roots 1
f plants. to get their food. _
Now,, in the case of the "floats" a 1
very fine mechanical grinding is ab
olutely necessary in order that there
nay be as much surface exposed as
possible by mechanical means t over
3me as nearly as possible the lack a
)f chemical treatment. If you intend g
uying "floats" specify that 90 perI
:ent. shall pass through a sieve 100 e
neshs to the inch and if possible get a
ground rock tha$ has not been bur-n
d, for the 'burning would tend to
nake that portion of the phosphorus
hat is combined with iron and alum
.num less easily soluble.
At best "floa.ts" is very soiluble and
ve advise its use in~ only two cases:
pread in the stable's or. cattle sheds ~
t the rate of about 100 pounds to the
;on of manure. This'sihould be done
ibt -intervals so that the acids of the*
nanure may come in contact'-with the
'fats" and in a measui-e decompose
t The second case is wh'ere the soil I
swell supplied vndidecayingeorganic
natter. This decaying organic ,nat-,
is constantly -liberating carbonic
cid which ,is absorbed by the soil b
rater and 1is our' strongest natural
olvet. When "floats" is applied to 13P
much a soil inuch of the phosphorus [
raomes available. fI
The price per pound of phosphorus
n "floats" is about one-third that of
pound. of available phosphorus in
tid phosphate, but it.must be borne~ J
n mind that it is in an insoluble forni )
tnd shouldl only be used undrer sucht
~or.ditions that at least one-third wilL s
T. E. Keitt,
Crmis S C. Experiment Station. ,
WORK TO B E CONTINUED.
overnment Work on the Southern
Pine Beetle to be Continued
Washington, Jan. 1.-Headquarters
r the representatives of the United.
ates department of agriculture, who
ive been demonstrating the methods
combating the Southern pine beetle,
om Forest Insect Field Station 7,
cated at Spartanburg, S. C., were
-ansferred to Washington, D. C., on
A field. agent who hOs been left in
Le South is instructed in. the practi- ."4
details of.. locating the trees in
hich the beetle, is. spending the win
r, and methods o control necessary
>r its destruction. His service will ,
a available in localities where a .ma
rity of pine timber owners are d.e
rous of instruction in the field.
A widespread interest bai been
anifested by thousands of farmers.
ad timber owners throl the
outh, in checking the devastation
?used by this pest. The methods of
>ntrol advised by the expert on for
at insects of the, bureau of entomo
>gy are being put into active prac
ce in nearly every community either
irough the formation of pine beetle
ssociations or by a combination of
dividua6l and community' effqrt
rhich which' should go far to check,
de possible widespread~:d7il -of pine
rhich threatens dui=ig the coming
The Mecklenburg Pine Deete s,afd
iation has been formed at Chelbttes
r. C., with the baekig di th50reated
'harlotte club aad thd Nort.. Cro
ine Geological and Econoniz4 guteY,
or the puTpdse of fighting the beetle,
The Gaston County Forest associa,
ion has -been formed at Gastonia, N.
X, also- with the backing of the North
iarolina Geological and. Economic
lurvey, for the same purpOs -
The Fulton County Anti-Pne Beetle
.ssociation was fc rmed 'at Atlanta,
a, with the purpoe of an immediate
.nd active campaign aga,inst the
It should be borne in mind that the
>resent apparent cessation in the
ctivity of the beetle is deceptive, inO
hat its presence at this time of the
-ear is not so clearly indicated by the\
ading of the needles. This is due to'
he fact that the needles fade more
lowly in winter than in summer. Tim
er owners should bear this in mind
nd would do well 'to keep a ca.refuil
ratch for the; fading of trees f|romn
ow until the middle of May, and in
orm themselves as to the specific
riethods of control.
Circulars and a special farmers' bul
etin conicerning the Southern pine
eetle are being sent out by the de
artment of agriculture to persons
rho apply for them.
pecember Donations to the Rest Boom
Mr. and Mrs. David Pitts, county,
load' of lightwood, an appreciated
ift for grate fires.:
Mr. James Burton, a load of dry
ingles 'for the same purpose, .very -
Mrs. Maud Lemunde, Pittsburg, Pa.,
nd Miss A.nna Long, infants pillows:
Mrs. Roland, county, nice tdwels.
Mrs. Denning, cushions.
Mrs. Meldeau, pretty blotter.
Dr. Van Smith, bottles of complex
Paul Johnstone, slate with sponge
nd pencils, also child's blackboard
nd chalk for the children.
J. H. West, calendar of R. E. Lee.
Mrs. Bessie Mullihon, Columbia, a
>vely calendar, 1912 design.
Sam Sing, a lovely box of fine tea.
James Mimnaugh, a personal gift to
e manager of an elegant traveling
Elliott S. Evans, $5 for laundry ex
Mr. I. H. Hun~t, one dollar expense
yr hired help.
Columbia,' Dec. 29.-The ientence' of
ake Byrd, who was convicted in
ew.berry county in January, 1908, on
e charge of violating the dispen
ary law and given six months on the
haingang, has b':en cormu'ted by the
.,:rfO to . a e r :;.30~ or six