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BOY FI TS Ol'T FIKE.
Son of M. P. Lake Gets Flames, Which j
Threatened Dwelling, Under Control.
A letter to The Herald and News
from Trinity says:
Whil? M. P. Lake's two oldest sons
and three daughters were gone to th?
Sunday school convention at Trinity,
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^on May 7, M. F. LaKe ana wne, ?uu
youngest son and grandson, went into
the dining room to eat dinner. Reese,
the youngest son, heard a roaring in
? the dining room, and went in there
and called his parents. He saw the
big flames going up from the overhead
ceiling under the shingles at a considerable
rate. The father hollered for j
Mp and tried to knock off the ceiling i
with a chair, while the mother and
Reese ran and got the ladder, and put
it up against the house. They called
for an axe and water. Both were given
Reese on the houstop in less than half
a minute, two 14-auart buckets of wat
. er just having been brought from the
well, and a tub 'being under the drip
of the house. Reese knocked the
singles off while the fire was burning,
and got it under control just before
Mr. E. L. Hayes and son, Mr.
Conkle's two sons and Mr. B. B. Boozer
came up. Mr. Lake had just re**
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joins tlie main dwelling?a very large
and high 'building?with new heart
plank. Had it caught the building
would have made a big fire.
Get on the Band Wagon.
Band Master W. A. Wherry is confi%
dently expecting the hearty co-operation
of the public in his efforts to
raise a handsome sum for the Newberry
Concert band. There will be a
canvass by the band to secure funds
with which to buy those 'beautiful in
struments, alluded to in The Herald
and News. It is to be hoped that the
band's expectations will be fully realized.
The Newberry Concert band is
^ the leading amateur band in the State,
0 composed of a fine set of young men
and able musicians, always accommo
dating and ready in serving the public.
Their patriotism should be rewarded
with the willing and liberal contributions
of the people of Newberry. The
Herald and News feels that the responses
to the call will be unanimous
and that Newberry will sustain her
proud reputation of promptly acknowl
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juot auu uv* v?v v-v.
her financial and industrial integrity.
Get on the band wagon and put the
boys where they can help make the
Chautauqua a grand success and be
well fixed for other future occasions.
The Belfast Road.
Editor Herald and News: I see in
your issue of May 7 the following:
"One of the most important roads,
so far as Newberry is concerned, and
one of t,he worst roads in the county,
is the one leading from Newberry to
the steel bridge over Saluda river at
"It is understood that Supervisor
Feagle has moved his entire working
force on this road and is now putting
it in fine condition."
I know that the Kinard ferry road
is an important road to Newberry, and
more especially to Silverstreet, but it
is not .the worst road in Newberry by
a long shot. The Belfast road is in a
horrible condition. One of the rural
carriers in another State tells the following
"I was floundering along one day trying
to deliver my mail, looking ahead
I saw a man sitting in a buggy in
a mud hole, quietly smoking a good
cigar. I drove up and stopped and asked
the man if I could help him any
way? He said, Xo, I wanted to smoke
and the roads are so rough that if I
try to smoke going along all the Havana
will be shaken out of the cigar.
"Say, Carrier, do you make you route
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if I went any faster all the print would
be shaken off the papers or at least it
would be a blurred mass and by
patrons could not read it. So I take
two days to make the ttip."
Now, Mr. Editor, my roads are not
quite so baa as that, but I have two
mud volvanoes and several places
that have started to China, and
more mud holes to the mile than any
carrier in the county except McDuffie
Metz, carrier from "VVhitmire. I have
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. Macedonia and help. He promised to
come. He came, took two bites at a
cherry, and left in disgust I know
the farmers have not time to give the
roads a good working, but with the
proper management the holes could
have been filled up and the working
given in the summer time.
W. G. Peterson.
Not to Speak Of.
"Has anything ever been discovered J
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on venus: asiveu uic oiuu^ul
tronomy.. "No," replied the old professor,
whose mind had slipped a cog
and transported hiin into mythological
fields; "not If the pictures of her are
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ONE OF OUR CABINE1
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and sit for your photo and w
one of OUR NICE CABINET !
the Old Soldiers wearing ci
<$> MARCOM. <S>
Still a youngster, with the best part
of his life before him, is Guglielmo
Marconi, the wizard of the wireless,
for he was bom in Bologna, Italy, 38
years ago April 25, 1874. While his
father was Italian, the mother o' him
was Irish, the second wife of Joseph.
Marcmii, a well-to-do citizen of Bologna.
Gugliemlo, which is Italian for
wiiHom tunc eiven an excellent edu
cation by private tutors and at Leghorn
and the University of Bologna.
He early became interested in chemical
and electrical problems and by the
time he was 15 his family were convinced
that ittle Willie was a genius
?a conviction they have had no reason
W? like to think, although doubtless
it is seldom true, that there is
a critical moment in the life of every
man which determines his whole future
career. So it is told that one day
Signor Marconi, while a student at the
University of Bologna, cast a pebble,
or heaved a rock, into a .mill pond,
lake, or other body of water. Little
waves widened in circles all around,
as little waves have ever had a habit
nf doinar. But the phenomenon set Gug- \
lielmo to thinking. If one flings a |
sound into the air, he mused, will I
there not he waves in the atmosphere J
corresponding to the waves on the wat- j
er? He surmised that there might be, I
and so erected a pole, with a Morse !
key on top of it, in his father's vineyard.
A similar pole, 10 miles way, 1
caught the message, and then and
there the impossible was accomplish
ed and wireless teiegrapny Decame au ,
Marconi was then 21. At 24 he sent'
a message across the English channel, j
and the world gasped with amazement.
At 27 he flung a message across the
Atlantic. Now the miracle of yesterday
has become the common-place of j
today. The accomplishments of the1
Italian-Irish inventor during the last:
decade would fill several volumes, j
What he purposes to do is more in- j
rvf tJi/-. Muronni nrftio/?to that
U1IC V/l WUCT iUtW VWWl vuwv
will soon become a reality is the es- j
tablishment of a direct wireless sys- j
tern between London and New York.
A.t present transatlantic messages are
sent between the stations at Clifden,
Ireland, and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Under the new arrangement highpowered
stations will be erected in
thQ cuhurhfi nf New York and London
for the direct transmission of wireless
messages between the greatest cities
of the new and old worlds. Signor
Marconi predicts'that this system will
be in operation by the first of next
Even more ambitious is the arrangement
between Marconi's company and
the British government to establish an
"all-red" wireless route connecting
Great Britain with Canada, Australia,
AIN STREET ;
o? i . f
e will make you a present or
SIZE. This offer is only for
rosses, and holds good today
South Africa, India and, in fact, every
part of the empire. By such a scheme,,
with high-powered stations scattered
throughout the world, the British gov- |
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ernment wouia evemua,n.y uaumc mdependent
of cables. The preliminary ;
plans provide for stations at London, j
Egypt, Bangalore, Pretoria, South At-j
rica and Singapore.
Although a resident of London, and I
a patriotic citizen of ihie adopted land,
Signor Marconi remains loyal to his
native country, and at the beginning!
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of the Italian-Turkisn war ne weuij
to Tripoli to superintend the erection'
of wireless stations for military use.
While there he mace a number of trips
on the army aeroplanes, and thus became
interested in the science of aviation.
He is now understood to be ;
working on inventions for the improvement
of flying machines, but has
refused to make any announcement asj
to his projects in that direction. j
A DEED OF DARING. 1
How Mad Anthony Wayne Stormed;
One of the most marvelous achieve- j'
ments credited to American bravery!
and strategy was that of the capture
of Stony Point by Mad Anthony Wayne, 1
who was one of the most picturesque;
figures of the American Revolution, j
When he was superseded in command.I
o : the Pennsylvania line, even after j
his brilliant success at Monmouth on i
J'ine 28. 1778, a less ambitious and:'
patriotic man would have resigned his j;
It seemed the irony of fate that the
setback in his career should follow so |
closely the official encomiums for his
work at Monmouth, but that very setback
gave him Stony Point?the greatest
opportunity of his life?and he
were two important factors,
discipline and valor, that entered into
this remarkable achievement, the cap- j
ture of a fortress on the Hudson held
by the British and considered almost
impregnable. Stony Point was an island
and the fortress was built on a
rock which was precipitous and rougn.
It was guarded by three redoubts and
protected by a double abatis of logs
that extended across the peninsula.
The post was garrisoned by 607 men
who felt so secure in their position
that they were wont to refer to the
post a? the "Little Gibra' V
On July 14 General Wayne assem- j
bled all his troops at Sandy Beach, and
at that moment none of his soldiers
knew the plans of their commander.
The following day the march began
ver a wilderness trail and in perfect
silence. Not a man was allowed to
leave the column under penalty of
death. By 8 o'clock that night they
j were within one and one-half miles of |
j the. British fortress. Then the men j
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| of tliem and the battle order road,
j Xo man fras allowed to load his musj
ket, and the battle was to be won or
! lost with the bayonet alone. One por!
Iing at put
I to give be
class of g
to show t
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cut to abt
and get th
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tion of the order provided that any
man. found retreating a single foot
was to be put to aeatn at once.
Close to midnight the order to advance
was given. The fort was to be j
attacked from all sides. Once in mo- j
tion General Wayne lost no time. The i
British opened fire with guns, both j
grealt and small. Seventeen of the!
twenty men in one advance guard were '
shot down, but the companies in the
rear eagerly pressed on. General:
Wayne himself, struck in the head
with a musket ball,' fell stunned. He
recovered in a moment and, rising on j
one knee, shouted: "March on! March!
on!" Then, turning to his aids he J
begged (them to take him into the fort!
so that if his wound was mortal he
would die at the head of his column.
General Wayne's wound drove his
followers to a frenzy. They dashed
up the hill and battered down all opposition.
Colonel Fleury, a French
officer in the American service, at the
head of his determined band rorcea-i
his way up the redoubt and as the
soldiers poured into the fort grasped
the British flag and lowered it. The
victory was complete. The British lost
53 killed, and 543 taken prisoners, of
whom 70 were wounded. The Ameri1o.ot
IF; had 83 Wfmndftd
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It was one of the moslt daring and desperate
incidents of any war.
From every point of view the storming
of Stony Point was a remarkable
feat of arms, but back of the success
of that night was a story of prepared+ho
whirh has. alwavs been
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by the brilliancy of the
result. General Wayne had trained
his men, stimulated their pride, enforced
rigid discipline, had them at the
point of attack at the right moment
and then with inspiring valor led
The victory at Stony Point naturally
aroused a tremendous enthusiasm, and
it came at the right time. The country
was depressed if not quite discouraged,
and Stony Point was like a
tonic. It gave the people more
strength, more courage and at a time
when they sadly needed it. Not only
did General "Wayne receive official recognition,
but he was in receipt of hundreds
of congratulatory letters expressing
popular and professional
Not a LucKy wora.
"It is not a lucky word, this same
Impossible; no good comes to those
that have It so often in their mouth."
pie of Newberry and Salu<
I to know that I have be
ck of Dry Goods, Shoes a
>lic auction, at a small frac
; on the dollar, which will e
tter goods, better prices, an<
oods than it was ever my
o the good people of Newt
the two occasions that I rs
888 and 1899. I will add t
stocks to the present Bailes
of the highest class, shoes ;
s as high as $1.75 yard, but
>ut half price. I will open
t the last of next week, wi
e genuine bargains from D.
Always the Leader of Low
ill of the people to come to
'rasp their honest hands 01
whether you want to buy
will be sure of a hearty
nan Flynn. Wait for my o
egret it when you see the w
Very often an advertisement appears
in one of the daily papers as follows:
"Wanted?A cook. Any price if service
is good." Now why should a
pathetic appeal like this be charged
the usual rates? Why shouldn't the
service be good? If in the business
of cooking, why not render good service?
If in the book-producing business,
why not write one of the six best
sellers? If a member of the baseball
team in one of the leagues, why not
lead in the batting averages? "Answer
easy," as Togo would say. Everybody
can not be a leader. Correct,
but the service should be good. Why
should it be necessary to advertise for j
good service, in a cook or uie gwiciai
manager of the largest trust on earth?
Imagine this: "Wanted.?Manager of
trust controlling all flour, eggs and
meat. Any price paid if service is
good." Would there be any replies?
There would. Now the cook lady, the
writer of one of the six best sellers
or the manager of the trust are all on
the same plane. The best service is
demanded, or should be demanded,
and then there is no question as to
terms. It follows that if the best service
is given, the best pay will conje.
All of which is to show that whether
cooking, writing or managing a trust,
the man or woman who gives the ser
vice does not have to advertise ability.
What Was in Her Hsart.
"Tell me," he sighei?"tell me,
beautiful maiden, what is in your
heart?" The girl gave him a look of
icy disdain, ttsd then vouchsafed th?
Schedules Effective December 3, 1911.
Arrivals and Departures Jieirberry,
(N. B.?These schedule figures are
shown as information only and are not
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Columbia
to Greenville. Pullman
sleeping car between Charleston
11:50 a. m.?No. 18, daily, from Green
ville to Columbia. Arrives Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m.
Charleston. 8:15 p. m.
9:05 p. m.?No. 16, daily, from Green
Ja will be
i a higher
an a store
is high as
see me, I
ice again, *
ay I have
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2:45 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Columbia
ville to Columbia. Pullman sleeping
car Greenville to Charleston.
Arrives Charleston 8:15 a. m. Arrive
Savannah 4:15 a. m. Jacksonville
8:30 a. m. '
Four further" information call on
1 ? tti TT Tr TJ
UCiteL ageuus, ur Sh. n. ^vaymaxi, ?. X.
& G. M., Washington, D. C.; J. L.
Meek, A. G. P. A, Atlanta, Ga., or F.
L. Jenkins, T. P. A., Augusta, Ga. .
Columbia, Newberry & Laoreas B. B.
Schedule in effect October 6, 1910Subject
to chanre without notice.
schedules indicated are not guaranteed:
A. C. L. 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston 6.10am 10.00pm
Lv. Sumter 9.41am 6.20pm
CM N. & L.
Lv. Columbia 11.15am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity 12.42pm 3.34pm
Lv. Newberry 12.56pm 2.20pm
Lv. Clinton 1.50pm 2.35pm
Lv. Laurena 2.35pm 2.12pm
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville. . 1. 4.00pm 12.20pm.
Ar. Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pist:
S. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm,
Ar. Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1.33pm,
Ar. Athens 6.05pm 10.30am.
Ar. Atlanta 8.45pm 8.00am v
A C. L. * 54. 55.
Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am
Lv. Prosnerity 6.26pm 9.50am.
Lv. Newberry 6.44pm 9.32am
Lv. Clinton 7.35pm 8.44am
Lv. Laurens 7.55pm 8.20am
C. & W. C.
Ar. Greenville.. ... 910pm 7.00aai
& . ft T - .3
Ar. Greenwood.. iT.2.2$ani l3$am
At. Abbeville 2.56am 2.08am
Ar. Athens . . 5.04am 11.59i>in
At. Atlanta.. .. 7.15am 9.55pmNos.
52 and 53 arrive and depart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily,
and run through between Charleston
Nob. 54 and 5b arrive and depart
Gervais street, Columbia. daiK o-.
cept Sunday, and run through between
Columbia and Greenville.
For Information ask agents or writ*.
W. J. Craig, P. T. M.,
Wilmington, N. C.
i. b\ Livingston, b. A.,
Columbia, 8. GL \