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VOLUMIE L, NUBER Ii. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEA.
THREE FLOAT TO DEATH IN NIA.
Bridge of Ice Breaks Rrom Shorings,
Carrying Down Stream Man and
Wife and Youth.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Feb. 4.-The
great ice bridge, that has choked the
Tiver channel between the Cataract
and the upper steel arch bridge, below
the falls, for the last three weeks,
broke from its shoring just at noon
today and went down the river, tak
ing with it to their death a man and a
woman, believed to be Mr. and Mrs.
Eldridge Stanton, of Toronto, Canada,
-and Burrell Heacock, 17 years of age,
of Cleveland, 0. Four other persons
-were on the ice at the time, but man
aged to get ashore in safety.
\ The bridge was considered perfect
1f safe. For weeks the great fields of
ice had been coming down the river,
piling up against the barrier, until it
-was from 60 to 80 feet thick, and un
der the influence of zero weather had
become firmly anchored to the shore.
T he jam was about 1,000 feet in length,
-and in some places a quarter of a mile
in breadth. For two weeks it had
offered safe passage to the hardy and
today an immense crowd of excursion
ists came to view the winter wonder
of the river.
Had -the accident happened an hour
later in the day hundreds would have
lost their liv+es, for the crowd was
moving into Prospect Park in the ele
vators that run down the cliff lead
ing to the ice.,
No Thought of Self.
Somewhere dee.p in the great whirl
pool tonight lies the man partly iden
tified as Mr. Stanton, who twice put
aside chances of rescue in order to re
main with his terfor-stricken wife,
and who in the shadow of death-just
at the break in the rapids-spurned
.assistance for himself and attempted
to bind about the woman's body a rope
-dangling from the lower steel arch
bridge. The lad, Burrell Heacock,
was cast in the same mould. Had he
at turned back on the ice to give as
sace to the man, he, too, might
ye made the shore.
.M:OB LYNCHES NEGRO.
baken From Officers in Railroad Iards
Bektrayed by Chains' Rattle.
Macon, Ga., Feb. 4.- liares Powell,
a negro, who assaulted and robbed a
young white woman here last night,
-was taken from officers and lynched
by a mob early today.
The lynching took place in the
yards of the Georgia Southern & Flor
ida railroad, four miles from Macon,
where -'the offcers, hoping to outwit
'the mob, had gone with their prisoner
:to take a ti-ain for Atlanta. Powell
was tied to.a telegraph pole and hun-.
-dreds of bullets fired into his body.
The crime with which the negro
was charged was commnitted about
11 o'clock last night while the young
^woman was on her way home from the
work in the downstown district. She
was seized tby Powell, dragged down
n embankment and assaulted. Tw6
policemen, sunmmoned by two young
*-en Who heard thce you.ng woman's
edies, arrived on the scene just as the
uegro made bis wvay up the; ,mbanjk
A Line to the Wise Ought to Be Suf
ficient, But Sometimes Is Not.
Although the majority of The Her
did and News subscribers renew
promptly at the expiration of their
-subscriptioins, or senid word that they
"will pay in a few days," or words to
that effect, still there are numbers of
them-the sub>scription lists of The
Herald and News containing a great
many nameQs-who wait until their
nannes are cut off then send renewals
with requests for back numbers. The
anagement doesn't mind putting the
ames back on the list, although it
would be much more convenient to
keep them there, but it is not so easr
to furnish back copies of the paper.
that often the demand. exceeds th
supply, and the very time you migh
"want one the worse" there woulc
perhaps be no back number. Thing
happen that way.
It is easy enough. If you desire t
continue your subscription, why no
look at the label. It is no trouble
Turn your paper to the front. Lool
on the margin at top of page. If i
reads 15Feb12 send in renewal or no
tify the office that you wish the pape
continued to your address. If this i
not done the names will have to b
dropped regardless of persons, be
cause all are treated alike. This i
written on account of the way ii
which some people act. They are lik
some other people when it comes t
the "purely personal" column. Whex
visitors come to their homes, instea
of furnishing the newspaper man wit
the names so that friends may knov
that they are in the city, they leav
the matter to the newspaper man a
though he should be expected to knov
who comes and goes all the time. I
is an accommodation to the publi
that should be appreciated and whos
advantages ought to be availed of
But some people are so constitute
that they are afraid that if their nam
appears in print .the public will thin:
they furnish the information them
selves, hence the reporter has to gra
such as he can on the fly withou
much assistance, relying sometimes ox
the goodness of some one who wil
help him a little in this respect. Hu
man nature is a bundle of inconsisten
cies,. contradictions, idiosyncracies
eccentricities, peculiarities, mystifica
tions and nonsense. The newspape
has been blamed for mentioning cer
tain people and on the other han
blamed for not mentioning certai:
persons. Some let it be known whe:
they go and come, others do not lik
such publicity, whether it pays to ad
vertise or not. In the circumstances
what is a poor reporter to do about it
Be cussed if he does and be cussed i
doesn't. A man hopped on him Wed
nesday for not going to the dynamit
demonstration. No one sent a hack t
take him the two miles and back t
give a free puff to a powder -house
Still the newspaper man must stop hi
work, hire hack and give a big free ad
vertisement. If any one intereste
had written a description of the ex
periment The Herald and e~Nws woul'
have printed it gratis. T1hat is all tha
could reasonably be expected of it.
DOUBLE SUICIDE ENDS R03fANCI
One Montlt 31arried, Couple Inhale
Deadlyi sSqe to Sensation
New York, F'eb, 4.-A double suicid
today ended the ronmnce of the for
mer wife of Walter L. Suydam anm
Frederick Noble, the young plumbei
for the love of whom Mrs. Suydamn rai
away from her millionaire husbani
The bodies of Noble and his brid
of a month were found in their Nes
York home today. The couple hai
been asphyxiated by gas. The suicid'
pact, the discovery of its results b:
Mrs. John J. White, of Washingtoni
the mother of Mrs. Noble, and othe'
features of the case were sensatioYnal
The suicides left no notes to ex
plain their act, but the police weri
convinced that it was a case of doubli
suicide. The coroner also declare<
that -the circumstances left no doub
that such was the case. He said th4
couple probably had been dead thre4
or four hours before their bodies wer<
A few minutes after the discovery
Mrs. Noble's former husband, Waltel
Lispenard Suydam, a millionaire, war
summoned by telephone and arrive<
quickly in his automobile. He wat
much affected by the news of the sui
cide of the woman. He was not al
lowed to view the body, which wat
later given over to the custody of th<
It Is So Easy to Learn, Too.
Newlywri-I d da see y.' Si:nday
Did yo~u etay ha) ta'
Oldhubby-Yes. Hy wife taught m<
a new game called bashmarah.
Newlywed- How do you play it?
Oldhubby-You hang a carpet on a
ie and see how many times you car
hit it with a stick.-Cincinnati En
A NEWBERRY BOY.
I J. Epps Brown Gets an Additional
s Honor-Vice President of Anoth
er Telephone Co.
t The Herald and News is always
gratified when any Newberry bc;y1
i makes good, either at home or abroad.
t It is also gratifying that a great,
. many of our young men, ir. fact, unir
r ly all of them who go out f-m bom,
make a record of whic'1 th-Kr friends
at home may be justly proud.
- All of us know J. Epps Brown, and
s we know something of the success
1 J. EPPS BROWN.
which he has attained in the telephone
business as vice president and general
manager of the Southern Bell Tele
r phone company, practically the busi
ness head of this great corporation.
Only a few days ago, he was elected
1 one of the vice presidents and direc
tors of the Cumberland Telephone and
Telegraph company at a meeting held
in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Brown will
continue to have his office headquar
ters in Atlanta.
Mr. W. T. Gentry, who is president
of the Southern Bell Telephone com
pany, is one of the best business men
in the South and with it one of the
fine gentlemen of the -South. Mr.
Brown began his car";er in the tele
S phone business as chief clerk to Mr.
Gentry and by his own worth, hard
1 work, and attention to business, he
has risen to second in command of
i these two great Southern companies.
ti JONES MAY RESIG~N,
Chairman of Democratic Party to Re'
tire-Convention in Columbia
I in May.
Gen. Wilie Jones, for 14 y"eai LShai
man of the State Democratic executive
committee, will very probably offer
ihis resignation when the State Demo
cratic. convention m*eets here on May
13. He has made no official announce
ment, yet it is practically certain that
he will resign. Gen. Jones served for
16 years as secretary of the State exc~
cutive committee before his election
to the chairmanship, and has attend
ed several national conventions as a
delegate at large, serving the party
at considerable personal expense.
Saluda Man Honored.
Gov. Blease has appointed Mr. C. J.
SRamage on the State board, of educa
tion to succeed Hon. H. F. Rice, of
Aiken, who has lately been elected to
Sthe bench by the legislature. We join
the people of Saluda in extending Mr.
Ramage our congratulations and we
feel sure that Gov. Blease has made a
wise choice and that Mr. Ramage will
serve his State a.bly in this capaelty.
Since Teacher Did Not Know.
It was in the primary class of a
Igraded school in a Western city, and
the day was the 22nd of February.
-"Now, who can tell me whose birth
day this is?" asked the teacher.
A little girl rose timidly.
"Well, Margaret, you may tell us,"
said the teacher.
"Mine," was the unexpected reply.
Putting it Plainly.
"What did the banker's daughter
say when you asked her to marry
"She said I would have to go to
par before she con' the steck in m
' ropoitemn"-P?altimore American.
I know. Selfishness is the predominat
ing characteristic of this age and i
knows very little of real, true, genu
ine friendship. True, there are man:
who will do you a favor, but nine time
out of 10 they will expect something ii
return for it at some time or otller.
am not pessimistic. I am optimisti
by nature, and I wish sometimes tha
I 'had remained in the country an<
not known so much of life and seei
so 'much of human nature. Maybe
am all wrong. I hope I am. The sui
is shining somewhere. It never goec
down. The darkness and the cloudi
and the storms are necessary to exis
tence they tell us. Maybe it is sec
Anyhow they come.
"It's a roof and four walls-that'
all any house is, without the spiri
that makes it home." Nothing wa
more truly spoken. Money an<
wealth and luxuries do not make home
It takes something else. And whei
that something else is gone there i:
no longer any home.
I read the following in the Atlant,
Constitution the other day. It wa
in Frank Stanton's column. tI migb
be interesting at this- time to som
who are aspiring for position. Real
The Wisdom of Dad.
Dad says that when he was a bo
they told him he'd be president som
day, and after he grew up he wen
to Washington and saw the Chair th
President sits in, and he said to him
self: "I can fill it to a T." But whe:
he came home and told the folks abou
it they shook their heads and sai
something about wheels in other pec
ple's heads. He didn't like that, an
just to show 'em there was somethin
in him he ran for the office of roa
overseer, and was beat by a man wit
one eye and one leg. After that th
only thing he would run for was
Stormpit when he saw a cyclone com
ing. All Politicians and Office-seeker
are not as wise as Dad is.
I was just thinking the other da
what a glorious country we could hav
if we could get our people always t
speak kindly and pleasantly of eac
other, and s.top this 'thing of sayin
unkind things of one another. Ha
you ever thought of it. Why shoul
there 'be so much crime andl so muc
struggling to get rich? This life i
but a span at best. But I am,going t
I alk about something else this time
and finish my sermon at some futur
tinme when I feel lletter........
By the way, I se~e the governmen
has commenced work on the new post
office building. I regkon that mean
that we will have a new building il
Newberry within the next two year
or less. We have a pretty nice post
office now. It won't hurt, hovwever, fo
he government to sprend scme fift:
thusarid or~ mfora ii the c.rmmunit3
What a pijty Friend stret was niot wi
ened when tiiere nas iti opportunit,
to widen the street. Somehow ou
people are slow to sct vihd it c~.ome
Sto public improven:lt.3.
What about that etr 'et pa ;ing f6
Mayor? Of course, I understand tha
you can not work wi':h the weathe:
that we have had recently, but .ther<
is nothing to prevent yoi g;ettin:
everything ready, to begin wor<c whei
the weather conditions are good. Thi
cnition of the streets in Newhetrr
for the past several weeks is su,fficieu
argument for some permanent stree
work. Do it now. That is the onl:
sensible way to do it. What is thi
use to wait? Newberry needs to waki
up and do something. Do you see th4
point? I hope you do.
"Somebody said once that all th4
wars had been caused by one set o1
people trying to force their opinions
upon another set, who did not desire
to have their opinions changed." Now
I am for peace. I do not want an3
wars. I aim not tryig to force m3~
opinions upon any one, but I am giv.
ing them for what they are worth
ad if I can not convince you that 1
am right thien I don't want you t<
adopt my opinions, but take those 0:
.o' o:.e else wh knows better whai
is- needed than I do. That is all ther(
is+ to iThTe Idler.
MAYES' BOO , VARIETY STORE.
Commodious New Quarters Give Find
Opportunity for Display of
' Big Stock.
The commodious new quarters 'o:
Mayes' Book and Variety Store, at th-<
corner of Main and College streets, ir
the room formerly occupied by the
Ewart-Perry company, give mort
room and a great deal better oppor
tunity fcr the convenient arrangemeni
and display of the handsome stocl,
carried by this enterprising establish
ment. The several departments of thf
JNO. B. MAYES.
big store are now arranged in attrac
tive shape, and are shown to fine ad
For many years the name of thi
store has been Mayes' Book Store
This name included only one depart
ment of the business, and while th
book department is a credit to the cit;
it is by no means the greater part o
the establishment. Hence, Mr. Johi
B. Mayes, the proprietor, has change
the name of the store to Mayes' Bool
and Variety Store.
The book and stationery departmen
is now in the front, on the left as on
enters, and in other sections are th+
leather goods, the fountain pens, th
cut -glass and other glass ware, thi
pictures, the toys and hundreds n
other things which go to make up
real variety store. In addition to thl
many lines which he is now carrying
Mr. Mayes will in the very near fu
ture put in a line of er amel ware.
By strict attention t lnisiness anm
by honest busins methods, Mr
Mayes has-built up this store yea? b:
year, until he has made it one of th<
piggest and best establishments o
the kind in this section of country
a stok atini kgp up with thi
30Cc66z: Just h the present time h
tines, of every~ description and a
prices to suit overybody.
Mr. Mayes is always glad to Muv
his friends call to see him, and will b
glad for them to come and see hi~
"The dead do not all die, rather the:
rest in the bosom of those who lovei
them best. After some time 'be pas1
they come again to solace and comfori
us." I wonder if that Is true. I knov
that the dead do not always die, foi
there are some who rest in the boson
f those who loved them best, but will
they ever come again to comfort and:
solace? Nay, nay, I fear not, but w'
are told that we may go to them and
that there will be recogijitionl there
and that the reunion will be happy
'hey can never come back and remove
the loneliness and the darkness of the
"Leave to the diamond its ages tc
grow, nor expect to accelerate the
irths of the eternal. Friendship de
mands a religious. treatment. WE
:alk of choosing our friends, but1
*riends are self-elected." I have ob
served a good deal in my day and !
im about ready to bePevn this state
ment. Real frien.dshipe' that Thst ar
not easily made, and they era #-ae
my have been so always for all thai
SYNOPSIS OF WORK OF
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
LEGISLATURE HAS MADE GOOD
TIME DURING SESSION.
t Sbaping Matters to Adjourn Withoat
Usual Rush-Review of Session
by August Kohn.
Columbia, Feb. 4.-The general as
sembly will continue in session for
two weeks, when it will adjourn. The
_ work of the session is particularly
well in hand, and if it really became
- necessary an adjournment could be
had prior to the 17th, which is the
fortieth day of the session. The ap
propriation bill is in hand, and could,
according to the custom of previous
years, be passed and ready for ratin
cation by the end of the week, but it
is evident that the purpose is to allow
latitude for emergencies, and, of
course, in this particular instance the
emergency is the veto power of the
Last year, it will be remembered, a
great many of the members went
t home prior to the approval of the ap
propriation bill, with many items eli
minated as a result of the veto power.
As It Used to Be.
It is perhaps fifteen or twenty years
since my good friend, A. B. Williams,
e wrote a story about *the general as
sembly that was then in session, and
e he denominated it as a "June bug
legislature." This was intended to
mean that the legislature was allow
t ed at t.hat time to fly at pleasure, but
that t'iere wc a "string" tied to the.
left hind leg from "down-stairs," and
whenever the "June bug" flew too
high, or got out of bounds, the "string"
from "down-stairs" was pulled and the
"June bu" had to stop its flight. .hat
e was a very apt description 'of the gen
eral assembly in those days, but what
ever is least apt to be tied with the
S "string" from "downstairs" would be
best applicable to the present general
assembly. Of course, everyone who
y knows anything about legislation un-.
e derstands that "down-stairs" is in
o tended to mean the governor's office,
and the "up-stairs" is in no degree
1 responsible in this year of our Lord
I to the "down-stairs." This condition
I of affairs and the gen'erous use of, the
i veto power has made the general as
s sembly cautious in one respect, and
a expeditious in another.
, By way of illustration: At the Iagt
e sessionl of the p;neral assenibly a com
mission formi of government bill was
p>assed, as applied to the city'of Char
t Jeston. Governor Blease vetoed the
. bill and argued that It was nolt 0' o
'rect form of government. The house'
Shas passed a bill n,- ru porating verhia
tim the act that has been' vetoed, with
-certain additions as to registration and
7 Lw As to Veto Po) VEr'.
There is a clause in the constitution
-which reads as follows: "If a bill or
joint resoluti'on shall not be returned
by the governor within three days af
ter it shall have been presented to
him, Sundays excepted, it shall have
the same force and effect as if he had
.signed it unl'ess the general assembly,
t by adjournment, prevent Its return, in
r whiich case it shall have such force
dnd effect unless returned within two
ddis after the next meeting." It is
to meet this emergency that the gen
eral assembly is giving itself two
In 'tier words, such bills a2s the re
funding measure, the commission form
of governmnent bill, and various other
matters, will be in the hands of the
governor, according to the present
program, three days prior to the ad
journment. If they are not vetoed
within these three days, they will be
come the law - of the State, anyway,
and if they are vetoed, they must be
returnedi, as the provision of the con
stitution contemplates, in time for
them to be acted upon prior to final
adjournment by this general assembly.
This is indicative of the sentiment
in the house~ and senate; that is, that
the important matters should be dis
posed of finally and conclusively by
the present membership as they inv'iter
responsibility. It is the correct way in
rhich to legislate, and as a matte2r
of fact the best thing that caddI ha;m.-e-n
-fo the State woln t n nda