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VOLUME L, NUMBER 15. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1912 TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAB.
RECEDE FROM BUSINESS
TO WEDNESDAY NIGIT
GENERAL ASSEIBLY TOOK RE.
CESS ON SATIRDAY NIHt'.
Appropriation Bill Still Hanging Fire. C
Committee of Free Conference a
Considering It. s
Columbia, Feb. 19.-The house and c
senate adjourned Saturday night at t
11.30 o'clock to meet Wednesday at s
8 p. m. The senate will also recon- i
vene Wednesday night. This is the t
first time in a number of years that
the general assembly has found it
necessary to take a recess and pro
long its annual session beyond the 40
The report of the committee on free t
conference on the appropriation bill e
was not heard Saturday night. A g
member of the conference committee
said that about r6 sections of the bill
had been discussed and agreed upon, a
when a "snag" was struck. The ap
ropriation bill consequently was not i
alopted Saturday night. t
The report of the free conference x
committee wilt be taken up when the i
general assembly reconvenes Wed
nesday night. Many changes were
imade in the appropriation bill by the
senate which debated it at length Sat
At 8.35 p. m. the appropriation bill
was returned to the house by the sen
ate with amendments. On the motion
of Mr. Browning, the house refused to t
concur in the senate's amendments. t
At 9 p. m., the senate notified the
house that it insisted upon its amend
ments. Senators W. L. Mauldin, Har
din and McCown and Representatives
Browning, Kirkland and Cary were
appointed on the committee of free
House Gambols. 1
The house indulged in the usual i
frivolities last night, the last of the i
regular session. There was singing .
during the intervals while waiting on
-reports of committees of free confer
r ene. For a while the house amuseo I
itself with a mock session. It was a
general "big night," and the members I
enjoyed themselves in spite of the se
rious business pending, part of which
failed to materialize.
Review by Col. August Eohn.
~7Columbia, Feb. 19.-When the gen
eral assembly meets again on Wed
nesday night what will it have to do,
is a question that is being freely ask
First of all, it will have the report'
of the ,.ree conference committee on
the general appropriation bill and it
will have given constitutional time for -
perhaps a couple of hundred acts to
become law unless they have been ve
toed by the governor. The general as
sembly will then act on th*e veto mes
sage on the school inspection act and
any other veto messages that might
be submitted. The refunding act, to
which much importance is being gen
erally attached, will have been adopt
ed or a veto will be due.
As to Final Adjournment
What will be done next week about
final adjournment? The situation is
unchanged so far as the house is con
erned. The house has persistentlY
and consistently refused to adopt the
code and the assigned i ason for this
is that it is not rea~dy io adoptilon
bers want to come'back in May.
Some suggest tha. back of it all
may be the purpose ot holding the
* general assembly in reserve in case
*certain folks undertake to do things
that might be regarded as not for the
*best interests of the State, and by
taking a recess the general assembly
can come back of its own initiative on
a f.xed day; whereas, if an adjourn
*ment is taken sine die, then the right
to reassemble is abrogated.
Would Work Without Pay.
The members of the house are ap
parently willing to take this respon
sibility, and particularly so as they
can not and will not accept pay for a
May sessien, neither will there be any
pay for the few days of next week.
whvether 't reaflts in an adjourrmient,
sine di.e or ,~ reess to a fixed day.
Thp a' - the when the
SOLICITOR R. A. COOPER.
ot a Candidate for Attorney Gener
al-Desires to Succeed Himself
In response to an inquiry from Thi
Ferald and News, Solicitor R. A
ooper stated that he would not bE
candidate for attorney general thi.
ummer, as was reported in the New,
nd Courier, but that he would be
andidate for solicitor of this circui
:succeed himself. Solicitor Coope:
aid that he has had no idea of mak
g the race for attorney general, anc
.e statement that he would probabl:
e in the race was not authorized b:
im. He said that he, of course, ap
reciated the kindness of ,friends iI
.rging him for the position, but tha
.e preferred - to remain- solicitor o
he eighth circuit, and would in n(
vent be a candidate for attorne;
Solicitor*Cooper is rounding out hi
econd term as solicitor. He is az
.ble and fearless lawyer, and is on
if the foremost prosecuting officer
a the State. It is hardly probabb
hat he will have any opposition fo
e-e'ection in the campaign this sum
The Dying Hickory Tree.
On account of the yalue of the hick
ry for shade, nuts, and many com
nercial wood products, Circular 14
f the bureau of entomology, Unite
tates department of agriculture, b
L D. Hopkins, is of special interes
o the people of any. community, coun
y or State within the natural rang
if this valuable tree.
It appears that although there hav
een several and sometimes compli
ated causes for the death, within th
ast ten years, of a large percentag
>f the hickory trees, investigation
iave proved that the hickory barlk
)eetle is by far the most destructiv
nsect enemy, and is, therefore, in th
najority of. cases, the cause of th
)resent extensive dying of the tree
The simple and practical method
-ecommended in this circular will,
ut into practice between October
mnd May 1, enable those interested t
>rotect their trees.
CHINESE FAINE FUND.
)r. C. D. Weeks... ...... .. .$.
). Q. Wilson... ... ... ....... 1.0
kmmie Taylor... ... ... ... ...1.0
arrie Greneker... .. ... ... .. -.
R-o. B. Cromer. ......... ... 5.0
?rof. G. P. Voigt ... ...... .1.0
W. E. Wallace ... ... ..-.. 10
. E. Summer ... ... ... ......-.
W H. Wallace ... ... ... ......10
Woman's Missionary Society
West End Baptist Church ... 5.0
. W. Kinard ... ... ... ...--.--.
ady Smypathizer ... ... ... ... 5.
heo. J. Boozer ... ... ....---.-.
r. T. Hunter ... ....... ....---.
leo. S. Ruff ............-...1.0
)r. W. C. Brown ... ... ... ....1.0
rohn S. Ruff ... ... ........--1.0
klIary V. Robinson, Blairs ... ....1.0
1. L. Summer ... ..........-.-1.0
Dr. Thec. Johnston ..........1.-C
EI . Long ........... -...- 5.0
irs. R. P. Holland... ... ....--.
~Irs. . A. Long ... ... ......--.-.
William A. Moseley .......----1.0
Contributions may be handed t
leo. B. Cromer, The~Herald and New;
r the Newberry Observer. They Wi
>e acknowledged and will be forwart
ad by Mr. Cromer to Hon. W. D. Moi
One on the Parson.
A story is told of a certain clerg.
man who was fond of making shar
remarks. One Christmas day, after
Call of snow, he was wending his wa
along a country road in company wit
parishioner. *His companion su(
denTy' stepped upon a hidden slide, an
ame down with a thud.
Looking gravely down at him, th
pastor solemnly said:
"Ah, my friend, sinners stand o
"o, I see they do hut I can't
!ale member of nliS nicR T5tPi'
Exercises to be Held in Opera House J.
by the City Schools-Address by
The Newberry graded schools will
have a holiday on Washington's birth- sc
day, February 22. Formal exercises of
will be held in the city opera house c<
at 10 in the forenoon and the public bi
generally as well as all the school di
patrons are cordially invited. Dr. R
Bowers, of Newberry college, will de- rt
liver an address to the school chil- t,
1 dren. About one hundred and twenty tc
of the first and second grade children o:
will take part in the exercises. tz
It is hoped that as- many parents of li
the school children as possibly can B
t rill take time to attend the exercises. bi
MAY SUMMON FELDER. T
;Legislature Investigating Committee
May Ask Atlanta Lawyer to
1 Appear. t
3 Columbia State. a'
9 Much interest is centred in the
meeting of the legislative committee
named to indestigate the old dispen- C
sary commission, the attorney general,
the governor and others in connection
with the old State dispensary. The
meeting is to be held here on May 28. d
The members of the committee are:
Senators Carlisle, Clifton and Sullivan
and Representatives Daniel, Carey e
F and Evans. Senator Carlisle is chair
man of the committee.
- That T. B. Felder, the Atlanta at- s
torney, will be summoned to appear
before the-committee and tell what he f
e knows of the affairs of the dispensary t
is the opinion expressed by members c
of the committee. "Mr. Felder will a
e very probably be asked to come to p
s South Carolina and testify," said Sen- c
ator Carlisle. "I, for 'one, will vote t
e to summon him." Mr. Felder stated s
in an intervilew several weeks ago
that he would attend the hearing if a
invited by the committee. 1:
New Pastor Bethlehem. s
1 From Rockwell, N. C., w, arrived c
in our new field here Feb)ruary 1, 1912.
1The pastorate is composed of St. Mat
thews, Bethlehem and PomariaI
churches. From what we have seen
of the people and country so far, we
are constrained to say that our lot r
has indeed fallen in a pleasant place. C
IThe parsonage, a commodious eight- ~
room building on a commanding ele
vation, affords a fine and far reaching
view of the surrounding country and ~
gives promise of health and happi
ness. The people living as they do in
close proximity to Newberry college, I
and availing themselves of its advan
0I tages, manifest unusual refinement ~
and undoubtedly are much above the
average, in general intelligence andI
churchly devotion. Upon our arrival ~
0 at the& personage we found a great C
crowd of the members and friends of E
0 the several congregations awaiting us
with such a bountiful dinner as we
have rarely seen, leaving for the pan
0 try a generous supply for fLture use
0 and sending willing hands to help
0 place our furniture. To the pastor
0 and his family it was a day long to
) be remembered and an occasion of
0 cheer for the work that is ahead. Our
0 prayer is that the Lord may richly
0 bless the good people who have from
- the day of our arriv'al to the present
so thoughtfully and lavishly remem
0bered us in the provisions made for
our temporal welfare and may He
11help us to be worthy recipients of so
Vgreat kindness. J. A. Linn.
Capt. Clary raralyzed.
Saluda Standard, 15th.
- Capt. W. E. Clary, of the Higgins c
psection, suffered a stroke of paralysis 1
a while in his store on Friday, Febru- I
r ary 2. Mr. Clary says that he felt the t
h attack a short while before it came on, i
L but did not know what it was. He i
d was found unocnscious by his son (
Richard, a few minutes after the i
e stroke. Mr. Clary is said to be in- J
proving, but has no use of his arms i
n and hands yet. His voice is strong a
andr he has some use of his legs and a
' f"et. His many friends hope that he t
-.' oon be wvell on the road to re
WILL LOCATE IN COLUMBIA.
Walter Dickson to be Agency Di
rector for Pacific 1utaal Life
Anderson, Feb. 18.-J. Walter Dick- T
on, who has been district manager
the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance t,
)mpany for the past five years, has tl
en tendered the position of agency a
rector of the company to succeed t'
obert Norris, of Newberry, who has o
signed. Mr. Dickson has just re- t]
irned from Chicago, where he went i
meet one of the officials of the home d
Tice. He has not signed the con- C
'act with the company yet, but will c
kely do so in the next day or so. E
eretofore the agency director has t
?en located in Newberry, but hence- I t:
rth he will be located in Columbia. t,
he territory embraces all of South t
arolina and western North Carolina. c
The general offices will be moved
'mporarily by the first of March to b
nderson. - Mr. Smith, who has charge t
present, stateB that he has found it ii
ipossible .to secure office space in i
olumbia. The company will make c
olumbia headquarters for the gener- t
offices as soon as convenient of- s
ce space can be secured. i
We regret that the company has
ecided to mov'e its office from New- t
erry. It has been here since the com- f
any came into South Carolina sev
ral years ago with Capt. A. P. Pifer
s general agent.
outhern Christian Advocate.
Dear Brother Nettles: Kinards is
tst coming to the front as one of
te best circuits in the conference.
he now stands second only to Saluda I
nd Ninety Six. Having come the
ast two years from foot among the
ircuits of the Coke;bury district to
Eiird among the circuits shows the
pirit of the Methodists we have on
:inards circuit. They raised the sal
ry last year a little over $200 and
aid it in full with $73 surplus, and
lso a nice surplus on conference as
essments. We also made improve
ients in churches, etc., to the amount
f $700; twenty-two accessions to the
uch; and a good number accept
g the terms of salvation.
We have begun a new year with1
igh hopes of another successful year.
he stewards met last Tuesday and
ised the salary over another hun
red dolars, passing the $900 mark
d coming third circuit in the dis
ict. Besides the above salary the
eople are very kind to us. They be-1
in pounding with the year and end
iith the beginning of another with
am, flour, and other good things. We
so- have four acres of very fertile
nd, that produces well, which adds
> the salary at least $100.
Kinards has raised in salary over
per cent. in the last two years.
e were on the honor roil last year
all lines (Advocate included) and'
pect to holdl our place this year. 3
Come to see us and see a people 1
ho do things.
W. R. Bouknight.
Kinards, February 10, 1912.
School and Roads.
Some time ago Mr. E. H. Aull, edi
r of The Newberry Herald and
ews, was apponted county superin
mdent of education of his county.
~ince he has been filling that office,
.e has had some mighty good sugges
ions about schools in his paper and
.as been telling what is geing on in
~ewberry educationally, 'and in'ciden
ally telling about the coadition of the
oads he has been traveling over. In
e appointment of Mr. Aull to this
fice the State board gave evidence of 1
s wisdom, for -he is not only capable<
f discharging the duties of the office,
ut is using his paper in giving im-]
ortant information not only about<
e schools but the roads and other
latter of interest. Last week Mr. J.
Valter Doar, editor of the Georgetown1
)utlook, was appointed county super
ntendent of education for his county.
Lnd again the State board has shown
s wisdom, for Mr. Doar will make i
*n efficient officer. He is at present
member of the legislature, and upon
e adjoornrment '-f the iMi1*ure I
ewberry Farmers Signed Up-Than
of Committee-List Still Open.
Will Correct Mistakes.
o the People of Newberry County:
In closing up the work entrust
us under the "Rock Hill" plan
ie matter of reducing the cott
creage and the amount of fertilize
) be used this year by the farme
f Newberry county, we wish
iank every one who has contribut
i any way to the success of the 1
ertaking-to the newspapers of t
ounty for the liberal use of th,
olumns, to the contributors who i
ponded so heartily with their fun
) the canvassers without whose
.vity the cause would have sufferi
y those who have so kindly sign
1e pledge-to every one in any w
onnected with the effort. We do- I
rish to overlook any one.
Let us again urge any and all w
ave not been seen by any canvass
y give their names to the canvasi
1 their township, or if more convi
mt, give them to B. C. Matthe
hairman, Newberry. We insist
lie performance of this patriotic di
o vital to every interest that pro
;es the betterment of all our peopl
If any errors have occurred
ranscribing either the names or 1
gures from canvassers' lists we v
ladly rectify same if notified.
B. C. Matthews,
W. C. Brown,
W. E. Wallace,
Committee for Newberry County
A Quarter Century.
olumbia Record, 9th.
Col. Elbert H. Aull will round
n March 7, a quarter cent'ury of s
fice to his community as editor
Che Newberry Herald and Ne
lonsidered in connection with t
act, it is significant thai the cai
o which he devotes most editor
pace is that of highway improveme
wenty-five years of intimate
uaintance with the affairs, priv
and public, of his people-his exp<
nce comprising aljo several terms
me of their repr'esentatives in
~eneral assembly-bas convinced I
hat Newberry county andi other pa
>f South Carolina need nothing qi:
o much as they need better roads.
Adult Bible Class.
The Wesley Adult Bible class
entral church will have a Marl
Vashington entertain.ment Thursi
~vening at 8 o'clock at Salter's stui
n upper Main street. The progr
vill consist of songs, recitations
nstrumental music. A silv'er off
ng will be taken at the door, and
reshments will be served free. ']
blic is cordially invited.
The approach of Lent has gi
'ise to the question, propounded
he uninformed, as to what Lent
[he word is derived from Lenz, of
erman, meaning spring. It is
eason of fasting before Easter
erved by Catholic, Eastern and
lican churches. In past times it
aid that the length of Lent var
~reatly. One church celebrated
eason for one length of time wI
nother would possibly choose a 4
erent period. It was finally plac
iowever, at 40 days in commemo
ion of the fasting of Christ, Eli
Lnd Moses. The season is now obse
d most strictly for this period.
Next Wednesday is a day of c
iderable interest. This is the 4
mowa as "Ash Wednesday" and
oonsidered quite important by ma
['he day so called is the first day
.ent. It obtains its name by rea:
>f the ancient custom of sprinkli
tshes over the head as a sign of pe
nce. These ashes were obtained
iurnir:g prrarated palms on
Sp'edi:.g Ash Wedrnesd
['his Sundai later became~ known
'Pal w - X '--- - 3torm is S
o ha.. . Iren ThL .Ad by Greg
he Great, whio . - rom 590 to
[phe ay i. injej1.'G;srve
ks * TESTING SEED CORN.
* Clemson Extension Work-Ar. *
* ticle 62.*
in Seed corn which has been stored
on through the winter under ordinary
rs conditions in Souta Carulina, is often
rs thought to need no testing before
to planting. But the high price of land
ed and the additional expense of replant
n- ing the field demand that the progres
he sive farmer know more about the
air quality of seed that he is to plant,
re- The proper time to make the ger
is, minating test is about three weeks
Lc- before planting, so that if any bad
ad, ears are found in the lot and discard
.ed ed, the ears which are to take their
ay place may also be tested before the
Lot seeds are placed in the soil.
A convenient sized testing box for
ho the average farmer is one that is 24
er inches by 24 inches, and about 4 to 6
er inches deep. This box can be made
n- from six inch plank or a soap or
vs, starch box sawed down to the desired
on depth can be used. This box should
ity have a layer of at least two inches of
m- wet sawdust packed tightly over. the
e. bottom. It will be found convenient
in to wet the sawdust in an old qack by
:he letting (the sack containing the saw
rill dust) soak in warm water for 20 to
30 minutes, so that the sawdustamay
have an equal moisture content
Having completed the box, take a
piece of white cloth, which should be
a little larger than the box, snad mark
off one hundred squares 2x2 inches.
Number each of these consecutively
from 1 to 100, then dip this cloth into ;
a bucket of water and stretch it even
et ly over the sawdust.
When the tester is complete, take
o the ears of corn to be tested and num
his her each ear. Then take six kernels
ise from each ear, two from opposite
ial sides of the butt, two from opposite
nt. sides of the middle, and two from op
ac- posite sides of the tip. See that no
ate two kernels are taken from the same
ri- row, and if the butt and tip kernels
as are taken one inch from the end of
the the ear, this will be an average sam
tirn ple. Having taken the kernels from
.rts the ear, place them in the square
tite which is numbered to correspond to
the number of the ear. Allow no two
of them to touch, place them with the
heart side up, and all of the tips
ofpointing in the same direction. When
ofgrains from all the ears have -been
tha placed in the square which correspond
ito the number of the ear from which
10, they were taken, place another spiece
am of wet cloth on top of. them and corer.
m.this with 2 to 3 inches of wet sawdust.
ereThen place the box in some place
rwhere it will remain warm. At the
'he end of four days dampen the sawdust
again by springling some warm wat
er over it. At the end of a week the
r.sn tester should be examined by careful
by ly removing the sawdust and top
is. cloth. The numbers of all squares
the which do not show six big healthy
the sprouts should be ascertained, and
ob- the ears which have the correspond
- Ing numbers should not be planted.
is J. M. Napier,
ied Assistant Professor of Agronomy.
ile' Death of MUrs. Elizabeth Shealy.
1if- Mrs. Elizabeth Shealy died at her
ed, home near Slighs, on February 15, at
ra- the ripe old age of 84 years, 11 months
jah and 20 days. She was twice married,
rv- first to Jacob Long, and after his
death to John Thomas Shlealy. She
was the mother of two sons and two
daughters, '26 grandchildren, and 42
n- great-grandchildren. She Is survived
lay by one brother and two sisters, one
is son and two daughters, besides a large
fy, circle of other rela,tives and friends,
of who mourn her departure. She was
son a good neighbor, and a sympathetic.
tng friend arid helper -to the sick and -
by She was a life-long member of St.
the Peter's (Piney Woods) Lutheran
ay. church, and died in the triumphs of.
as the faith of Christ. Her funeral took
aid r ce from har late residenlce, and
rwas ecnducted by her pastor, Rev. E.