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L, SOIBER 20. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1912. TTYICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAS.
UNITED EFFORT AND
CONCERT OF ACTION
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PRES1UEM hi.v\iu> nr,
WANTS COOPERATION BOARD
One or Two Main Purposes to be
Pursued by Chamber of Commerce.
The first meeting of the board of
governors of the chamber of commerce
was held in the rooms of the
chamber of commerce 011 Monday afternoon
at 5 o'clock. President Kinard
stated to the board of governors
thar if he had been present at the
meeting of the chamber of commerce
when he was elected he would have
most positively declined, but he had
been thinking over the matter during
the past few days, and, feeling that
we had one of the best cities and best
counties in the State and that there
was need of co-operation in order to
envelope our resources and that it
was the duty of every citizen to do
his full part in that direction, he had
decided to accept the position on conedition
that he could count upon the
hearty and unanimous co-operation of
the board of governors. He felt that
by such co-operation that enthusiasm
and interest could be infused in the
membership generally, and that the
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lor the good of the entire community.
In the chamber of commerce, he
urged that all petty jealousies and
bickerings be laid aside and that the
organization have in view only the
general welfare of the community and
the- furtherance of no individual interest
should receive countenance.
He thought that it wouia ue wen iw
the organization to have one or two
main things in view toward which
their energies could be directed rather
than to undertake too many things,
and he suggested as two very important
matters, which should receive
consideration, the establishment
of a library, reading room and rest
room, not for the city, but for the
county of Newberry. Another suggestion
of his was that the energies of
the organization should be directed to
the establishment in this community
of a first-class hospital. Of course,
other matters will be considered but
these two, it was determined, should
-be the two main purposes of the organization
during the present year.
President Kinard was assured of the
co-operation of the board of governors.
Mr. Lambert W. Jones was
elected secretary, and will have general
supervision of th? rooms.
Carrying out the suggestion as to
the two main purposes to be pursued
by the chamber of commerce, the
following committees were appointed:
On library and r-e-st room?E. H.
Aull, C. E. Summer, W. G. Mayes.
On hospital?L. W. Jones, Jno. B.
^ Mayes, J. P. Shealy.
?will ronnrt pt the
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next meeting of the board of governors
on the 15th of April.
It was also decided to have a banquet
some time during the month of
April, possibly the latter part of the
President Kihard insisted that when
a meeting was called every member of
' the board of governors was expected
to be present promptly at the appointed
hour. The next meeting will be
fc "held, as stated, on Monday, April 15,
" at 5 o'clock.
A Trunin Card.
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Gov*. Blease piayea a u ump uiu
that Lexington bank shortage. Does
the bank examiner renege?
. Some Easter Thoughts.
"If every thought I have of you
f Could bloom on Easter day,
You then would find the choicest
Strewn all along your way."
'Now wh^n the skies of springtime
The violets their blue.
'vVith greetings most sincere I send
This Easter wish to you.
ft- "1 can not greet the Easter morn
Unless I greet you, too,
For when I thmk of pleasant things
I have to think of you."
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
' Passion Week Services at Lutheran
I Church?Personal Mention?The
Prosperity, March 2S.?Mr. and Mrs.
j TV. P. Bedenbaugh left Monday for
i Winston-Salem to be with their son,
br. W. F. Bedenbaugh, who is critically
Mrs. J. M. Werts spent last week in
Columbia visiting relatives.
mvc w p r Harmon has returned
j to Ninety Six, after spending the
week-end wit!i Dr. G. W. Harmon.
Mesdames G. Y. Hunter and Elizabeth
DeWalt were guests Tuesday of
Mrs. F. R. Hunter in Newberry.
M'S. Jim Price has returned to her
! home in Columbia, accompanied by
Mesdames Fred, Jim and Frank
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Wheeler spent
Wednesday in Columbia.
Superintendent of Education E. H.
Aull, hi? daughter, Miss Alice, and
stenographer, Miss Anna Dickert,
were in town Monday. SuperintendI
a..n 0 rnnst interesting talk
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to the school.
Mr. H. J. Rawl made a short trip
to Columbia in the interest of the
Prosperity cotton oil mill.
Mrs. C. M. Harmon and Miss Mary
Lizzie Wise have returned from a
short trip to GreenvilTe.
Miss Bessie Bowers spent Tuesday
and Wednesday in Xewberrv with
Mrs. E. W. Werts and Misss Kate
Earre were shoppers in Columbia
Mrs. J. E. Monts has returned home
from the Columbia hospital.
Rev. D. P. Boyd and wife, of Newberry,
are visiting Miss Joe Thompson.
Mr. Roy Fellers, of Kingsville, spent
the week-end with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Fellers.
Mr. Jno. Moore and wife, of New
berry were shopping in town Monaay.
Miss Isoline Wyche has returned to
Athens, Ga,, after spending Saturday
and Sunday with her parents, Dr. and
Mrs. C. T. Wyche.
Miss Maud Livingston, of Saluda, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. F. E. Schurapert.
Mr. J. E. Buch, of Virginia, has stop'
v.ie oictpr Afrs.
I ped over nere iu \ 1S1 L giuvu. ,
L. A. Black, on his way home from
Miss Keys has returned to Belton,
after spending a month with Mrs. D.
Mrs. Noah Shealy, of Little Mountain,
was in town Friday.
Following is the program for Passion
Week and Easter services to be
held in Grace Evangelical Lutheran
April 1?"The man of sorrows."
April 3?"Judas, the traitor."
April 4?"Ecce Homo, behold the
Easter Sunday?11 a. m., "Tne
empty tomb and its meaning." Confirmation
and holy communion. 8 p.
m., Easter exercises by the Sunday
Master. Mower Singley entertained
all of his little friends at his 12th
birthday Monday afternoon from 4 to
; 6. After several games, which caused
much merriment, tne liuie
were invited into the dining room,
which was 'made lovely by a birthday
cake surrounded by flowers, where a
tempting three course luncheon was
l j served by Mrs. Singley and Miss .Tulia
j Schumpert. Quite a number of pretty
and useful gifts were left, which
shows the high esteem in which Master
Mower is held by his little friends.
Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edw. Fulenwider, Pastor).
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Nothing preventing, uiC
program of divine services will be observed
at the Lutheran Church of the
' Redeemer next Sunday.
11 a. m.?Regular morning service.
A class of young people will be con1
firmed ai- this service. The pastor will
preach the sermon. The confirmation
service is beautiful, solemn, ana i?"pi
4 p. m.?'The Sunday school meets.
; A.11 are requested to be on time.
! The public is cordially invited to all
I the services.
SOUTH CAROLINA LEADS
I ALL THE OTHER STATES
DEMONSTRATION FARM WORK
AND CLEMSON COMBINED
rino w?ftinir <?f SiMicrintPiidenfs of
Education and Farm Demonstration
At the request of the State superin- j
tendent of education and upon the invitation
of President W. M. Riggs, of
I Clemson college, I attended a joint
f conference at the college on Wednes!
day between the State superintendj
ents of education and the demonstraI
tion agents. I regret that important
j matters at home prevented my remainj
ing through the conference. I feel
| that, it was beneficial, however, for me
! in my work as superintendent of eduI
cation and as chairman of the Boys'
Corn club for this county to have been
there for at least one day. I believe
that every demonstration agent of the
State was present and about 60 per
i cent, of the superintendents of educa
Dr. A. W. Knapp from the federal
department of agriculture at Washington
made a statement 011 Wednesday
outlining the meaning of the conference.
and, among other things, said
j that he believed that it was one of the
! most important and far reaching in
its results that has ever been held.
President Riggs, of Clemson college,
also spoke of the importance of fhe
work and made the statement that in
his judgment it was possibly the most
important conference that had ever
been held at the college.
Briefly stated, an arrangement has
been entered into between President
Riggs, on the part of Clemson college,
and Dr. Knapp, on the part of the
federal department of agriculture, by
which the head of the demonstration
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part, or a department, of Clemson college.
Mr. J. W. English, who has recently
been put in charge of this work, is recognized
regularly as a profesor of the
college, and the demonstration agents
of the various counties were given to
understand that they were not only
agents of the federal department, but
that they were in a sense professors
of the college as well as agents, and
it was their duty as representatives
of the college to instruct the demonstrators
in the various counties. This
means, of course, that at least one
complaint that has been heard from
time to time ir regard to the college
not being close enough to the people,
shall no longer exist, because by this
arrangement tie college is put in
close and intimate association with
the farmers in every county. For instance,
Dr. Knapp stated that if any
of the demonstration agents in their
work found a farmer, who desired information
in regard to any matter pertaining
to agriculture, live stocK or
anything on the farm, that by request
from the agert to Mr. English at
Clemson. an expert in that line would
furnish the information and if neces!
sary visit the farm more fully to ex
piclill ailVl lUOkl Mvm
It means a great forward movement
for advanced agriculture in South
Carolina amongst the adult farmers.
It also means that the boys, who belong
to the Boys' Corn club, can be
put in possession of the same informa?
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lina is to advance in scientific and intensive
farming, which is greatly
needed, that it must be done among
the boys, who are on the farms.
In other words, this combination at
Clemson dignifies and enlarges as
well as helps the work of the demonstration
agents, and the county supj
erintendents of education in their di
rection of the boys in tne various curn
I wish I had time and space at this
time to go more fully into this work
. and to print at this time a full report
of the crop records under the farmers
co-operative demonstration work
for the year 1911 as read by Dr. Knapp
at Clemson on Wednesday, but a
wreck on the train delayed my return
to Newberry by nearly four hours, and
1 can only make brief mention in this
issue of The Herald n-Vi Xews. Dr.
H'r.anp had the record of e-c!1 tlcmrr>
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State for the year of 1911, giving the
number of demonstrators the number
of acres reported by each and the
, average yield of corn and cotton per
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niary of the yield in South Carolina
by these demonstrators during the
year of 1911.
The report of the bureau of statistics
at Washington in its preliminary
estimate on December 11, 1911, gives
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the average yieia 01 seea cuuuu w
South Carolina in 1011, as 795 pounds
per acre from 2,627,939 acres, and of
corn as IS.2 bushels per acre from 1,7:30,000
acres. Of course, in this average
is included the productions by the
Dr. Knapp stated in his report the
"With cotton 1,574 demonstrators
j ported on 7,371 acres, an average of
' 7 acres for each demonstrator, an
a yield of 1,569.2 pounds of seed
cotton per acre and a total of 11,566,537
pounds. The average yield of cotton
I in South Carolina as estimated by the
| bureau of statistics, December 11,
j 1911, was 795 pounds. Thus it appears
! that the demonstration methods pro|
duced an increase of 97.4 per cent, or
j 774.2 pounds per acre above the State
i average, which at $3.00 per hundred,
amounts to $23.23 per acre, or $171,228.33
on 7,371 acres.
"With corn 1,645 demonstrators reported
on 5,919 acres, an average of
3.6 acres for each demonstrator, an
average yield of 39.1 bushels of shelled
corn per acre and a total of 231,874
bushels. The average yield of
corn in South Carolina in 1911 as re"
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ported Dy ine Dureau ui oLanociv.a
18.2 'bushels per acre. This shows an
increase under demonstration methods
of 114.8 per cent, or 20.9 bushels
per acre, which at 91 cents per bushel
amounts to $19.02 per acre, or $112,."79.3S
on 5,919 acres.
"Combining results on these two
| crops, we find a total of $383,807.71
representing the value of increased
produceion of cotton and corn in
South Carolina, due to demonstration
methods on 13,290 acres reported for
the year 1911.
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j tors and co-operators in South CaroI
lin'a in 1911, following demonstration
methods, from whom no reports were
received. Xo attempt has been made
to estimate the effect of the work upon
the .balance of the demonstrators'
crops or upon the crops of their neighbors."
J I* is also stated by Dr. Knapp that
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the demonstration worn, m oumu
lina is advancing very rapidly, and I
hope in the next issue to print his reJ
port in full, because I take it that it
; contains valuable information, which
each farmer should see for himeslf,
and the record made by the demonstrators
could very well "be made bv at
least a majority of the farmers in
J South Carolina.
j Dr. Knapp stated also that South
Carolina was ahead of all the other
States in the matter of this combination
of interest?of Clemson college
and the demonstration agents?as
there was not another agricultural
college which had yet effected such
I want to say also that I believe it
is fortunate for Clemson college that
the board of trustees has placed Dr.
W. M. Riggs at the head of the instij
tution. I am more fully convinced of
| the wisdom of this choice since this
j brief visit to the college than I had
j ever been before, and I believe that
Dr. Riggs will do more than any oth
n ormiri haw been chosen
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to popularize the college and to bring
it nearer to the people and to cause
its work to be of greater advantage to
the farming interest of the State. He
is pleasant and unassuming and ap?ami
deeply interested in
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the work which he is doing-.
In a subsequent issue of The Herald
and News I will have something
more to say of the far-reaching infhij
once which I believe will result from
i this happy combination which has
been effected at Clemsou by Dr. Kuapp
and Dr. Riggs. E. H. A.
1 met a number of Xewberrians at
"ti "oroni nf these
Clemson. mere lilt'
members of the faculty, and I h?d the
t':0'"'c,?r? of ni"."1'.!10" v.'lth ?r 17 sni
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MR. BLEASE WILL NOT RUN.
3Tr. Eugene S. Blease Says He is Not
a Candidate for the SenateThanks
Editor of The Herald and News:
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I find that the "rumor," menuoneu |
in The Herald and News some days
ago. that I am a candidate for the
State senate from Newberry county,
has gained considerable currency, and,
in the minds of a number of people,
is regarded as a fact. I am not in any
way responsible for the report that
has connected my name with the can'
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didacy mentioned, nut uie luuoiaiu
statement that I am a candidate for
the position may, in some way, affect
the determination of some other man
who may be contemplating making the
race. Therefore, I feel that it is incumbent
on me to set at rest the rumor
referred to, by stating that I am
not a candidate for the senate.
It will not be 'considered out of
place, I trust, for me to say that I
appreciate the suggestion from so
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many people tnat 1 am woiuij ui mc
high honor they propose for me, and
that I am deeply grateful for the
many assurances of support that have
come to me.
Eugene S. Blease.
SEWS OF EXCELSIOR.
Keeommends Use of Split Log Road
xr<v?Qi.c.,v>r \fflrr>h 28.?The farmers
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down here put in two days plowing
the past week. Plenty of time yet to
make a good crop. Don't worry.
The few warm days made the grain
look green and put on a hustle.
All of our gardeners have been busy
the past week.
Miss Rosalee Wheeler spent Satur
day and Sunday with relatives in
Some fertilizer is being hauled.
Communion services will be held
.it Mt. Pilgrim church next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
The little son of Mr. James Sease,
who has been very sick for several
'ays with pneumonia is doing nicely
now, giad to say.
Dr. Ivans Sease, of Columbia, has
11 n rm a few days stay at home.
Soon as the roads get dry enough
we hope the people will take half of
a day and give the roads a good dragging.
Nothing will do more good than
the drag rightly used.
Mr. Arthur Lee Wheeler spent Sunday
Owing to th-a condition of the mud|
dy roads quite a number of our people
| walked and went to church last Sun
day. If the roads continue oau a mi
tie longer our people will learn ho\V
to walk. Walking is good exercise.
Old Aunt Mary Hartman, who has
been confin'-ed to her room for some
time in a helpless condition, is very
sick at this writing.
Fanny Crosby is 1)2 Years Old.
Bridgeport, Conn., March 27.?
| Xinety-two years ago, in the little
IhnmW of South East, Putman c-oun
j ty, New York, a girl was born to
I John and Mercy Crosby, celebrated
I her ninety-second birthday.
Though blind from her early childhood
she has an unbroken record of
happiness. Famed as the author of
some of the most beautiful hymns in
the English language and the writer
of thousands of poems she has made
her loss of sight a means for extend
ing her inner vision.
Unimpaired in body or spirit, Miss
Crosby converses with all the anij
mation of a girl and the wisdom and
insight of maturity.
"I am younger than ever," was her
first laughing expression.
"I never fret, never worry, never
think disagreeable thoughts nor find
! fault with any one or anything. Life
j glides 011 like a little boat 011 a wavej
less stream, with beautiful flowers on
; each side."
Miss Crosby is opposed to woman
nortunity to see any of the Newberry
cade-Is except Mr. l?enson .Jones, who
came up r..?d spoke to me.
E. H. A.
A CALL 10 THE MEN
OF COUNTY AND CITY
PRESIDENT KINARD ISUUES RINGING
Points Out Need of Cooperation and
United Effort?Best City and
County in State.
President Jno. M. Kinaid of the
chamber of commerce issues a very
important statement to the business
men of the city and county of New
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Deny, u ia VNUIUUV ui LUC taicim attention
and consideration of every
good citizen of this county, and if the
call he makes is responded to in the
spirit and with the enthusiasm, which
it deserves, Newberry will take a long
step in the near future in the march
of progress. The call of President
Kinard speaks for itself and needs
that nothing be added to it* except that
a hearty response of every true, loyal
and patriotic citizen of this county
should be heartily forthcoming.
The following is the statement:
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; and County- of Newberry, S. C.: The
I primary and fundamental cause of the
organization of the Newberry chamber
of commerce is to advance the material,
social and intellectual interest
of Newberry county and thereby the
State of South Carolina, both of which
we all love so much. This can not
be done by indulging in petty bickerings,
jealousies and a selfish desire to
advance individual interest to the detriment
of the public good. I am pursuaded
that this city and county possess
greater possibilities for achievement
and advancement than ever before
in their history. Hence, this appeal
to you as loyal citizens to join,
the chamber of commerce in a rttogether-organized
spirit, to work i
labor for the public good, as it is 1.
possible to'achieve success otherwise
than through organized effort.
This country is moving forward in
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leaps anu uouiiuo a.iiu. me 1UUU1WJ
as well as the man and the interest
that hesitates to push in all lines of
endeavor must and will inevitably be
crushed under the heels of this marching
What say you men of Newberry
county? Can we count on you to
come to the rescue of your own interest
in organized determination to
make a greater city of Newberry, a
greater county of Newberry, a greater
citizenship of Newberry? Your board
of governors of the chamber of commerce
have unselfishly concluded to
make the year 1912 their tfanner year
in rtoini??not things?but one or two
things of -prime, general and significant
importance that will touch and
quicken our commercial and agricultural
interest, and even more important.
the life and character of our entire
citizenship. Won't you help encourage
and participate in this laudable
undertaking of allying yourself
with your chamber of commerce and
making it a centre of influence and
power from which will radiate a more
sanitary, better governed, law abiding
- noltlin lihrcirv anH
community, wim a puuuv
hospital, where all can be improved
intellectually, and treated when sick.
This is no idle dream, but can be accomplished,
and more, if we but stand
shoulder to shouider in united effort.
Com? in and help us and the battle
will be won.
Jno. M. Kinard,
Little Girl Fatally Bnrned.
Marguerite Louise Henry, the 12
year-old daughter of Dr. K. L. Henry,
was burned late Monday afternoon
and died on Tuesday morning at 4.30
o'clock. She was standing near the
fire when her clothing caught, the
clothes being burned from her body
before assistance could reach her.
The funeral service was held at the
j Methodist church on Tuesday morning
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at 10 o'clock, and tne oouy smppeu cu
Silverstreet for burial.
Dr. Henry had only recently gone to
Silverstreet to enter business in that
town and had not as yet moved his
! family there from Chapin. They have
the sympathy of all in their heartrending
affliction and grief.