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1 TURKEY HAS GIVEN UP '
' AND SEEKS MEDITATION
ASKS POWERS TO ASSIST 13?
BRINGING WAR TO E>D.
Bulgarian Armt Xear Capital?Otte-I
man Government Admits Defeat i
ia Great Battle.
I>JBdon, Nov. 3.?The Turkish army
i? in full retreat on Constantinople
i-; t and the Turkish government has askW
ed the Powers to intervene iR the
, As. oo5cial bulletin wa*s issued by
"be government at Constantinople to-j
might admitting defeat at the hands of!
the Bulgarians in the great battle on !
I the Thracean plains. Application was '
? J - amh^acipc in nnniNtantino !
lUitUC IU UJC wuuuuu.vw ~ -?
pie tonight for meditation by the Powere
to end the hostilities and arrange
The ambassadors, prior to this, had
asked the porte to grant permission to
each of the great Powers1 to send one
warship through the Dardanelles, and
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this request nas Deen compneu vwm
The only guarantee of safety for the
native Christians^ and perhaps foreigners
in Constantinople, is to be
found in the presence of the warships
of the great Powers in the harbor of
> the Turkish, capital.
^ Bulgaria* Protest Likely.
It is the general be-lief that Bulgaria,
K chief of die Balkan States, will refuse
to listen to anything in the way of in?
tervention until the Bulgarian army is
&t th6 ?&t6S Or LVUBuui u uvyi^ >?nv.
will insist that Turkey mak-e> an appeal
direct to the allies without interference
from the Powers.
Tbe Powers have not been able to
agree on the French premier's formula
of "territorial disinterestedness,"
4 which is not acceptable to either Austria
or Germany. They are taking
steps, however, for the protection of
Christians and their own- political interests
in, Turkey. One warship, in
addition to the vessels already dispatched
to the Turkish ports, will be
i>went through the Dardanelles by each
? of the Powers.
Beyond the statement that the Turkish
army is retreating to the last line
of fortifications outside Constantinople
there -was Utile news received from the
T seat of -war tonight. Fighting was reported
along the line from Tchorhi to j
Serai, which was the outcome, doubtj
less, of the effort of the defeated
* Turks to retire within the Tchalja
lines, which the Bulgarians are doing
their utmost to prevent
Adrianople and Salonika
The besieging forces are tightening
t&eir grip around Adrianople, and the
bombardment is becoming more vigorous.
In other directions the allies are
consolidating their occupation of
Turkish territory. The Greeks have
taken Niocpolis and Prevesa, and have
landed a division of men at Stayros,
which is marching to attack Saloniki.
An nncensored dispatch from the lat
> 1 ter town intimates the likelihood or;
its surrender without resistance.
In connection with the Servain occupation
of Prishrend, a warning from
Austria appears in the official Vienna
Fremdenblatt, which, in the supposition
that the Servians have now attained
tie object of their operations'
toward the west says:
"There are neither military nor na?
# tirtnai -motives for the Servian army to j
penetrate the districts beyond Prishrend,
which are exclusively inhabited
by Albanians, that is, therefore, into
the undeniable territory of another
COL. WM. LESTEB. ?>[
pr In those trying days that lay between
Fort Sumter and Appomattox i
* v our fathers were called upon to face
problems of duty and- responsibility
such as tried men'- souls, and tried j
them as by fire. The way in which !
they met those cries proved what ;
manner of men they were. In the:
melting-pot of war and battle, the j
dross of many a poor ienow s bum i
was drained away until only fine metal j
remained. These men were heroes. j
They did their duty simply and with- |
t out ostentation. We, their children,'
i have m turn a duty to perform, and
for that reason the organization of
the United Daughters of the Confederacy
exists to honor and perpetuate
the memory of the Confederate soldier,
to mark his burial place on the j
field of battle or at home, and to pre- j
serve for future generations the rec- \
ord of his achievements, in pursuance
of this last duty, we present he- J
fore the anniversary meeting of the;
^ Wm. Lester chapter, U. D. C., of Pros-;
perity. on this second day of October,:
1912, a brief sketch of the life and
career of captain, afterwards Lieuten-'
ant Colonel William Lester.
Win. Lester, son of Allen Lester,
and of Martha, his wife, was born in
Newberry county, in the neighborhood
of St. Luke's Lutheran church, about
four miles from Prosperity, October
9, 1819. All his life, with the exception
of those years spent in the Confederate
service, was parsed in this
community. He came of that sturdy
Scotch, or Scotch-Irish stock that has
always proved itself the einews ajid
'backbone of any country in which it |
settled, and in the lin^ of religious j
inheritance, he came- inevitably -by J
tho8e hardy virtues of courage and endurance,
bred in the bracing atmosphere
of Scotch Presbyterianism, and
developed ander the lash tutliage of
Grierson and Claverhouse.
His early life was uneventful. As a
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child he received nis eaucauon m iur
country school of the community in
which he was born and reared, and
when he had grown to man's estate
he turned his hand to carpentry and
farming, in both of which occupations
he is said to have excelled.
Prom <thei description we have of
him he must 'have presented a fine and
rather imposing personal appearance,
with his dark eyes and swatny 6Kin,
his blao.k hair and his six f-eet two
inches of height carried to the day
of his death erect and square-shouldered.
This opinion is confirmed by
the testimony of one of his men, Mr.
A. P. Bom'.nick, of Prosperity, who
says of Captain Lester: "He was a
grand 60ldier, and b* looked it, too."
The personal characteristics of this
man were such as were to be expected
of one who made so honorable a record
as a soldier, for Bayard Taylor says: j
"The bravest are the tenderest,
The loving are the daring."
He was generous, kind-hearted and j
liberal, loyal to his friends and devoted
to his wife and children.
He was married early in life to
Sarah Hunter, to whom three children |
were born. After several years of;
happy married life Mrs. Lester died,
and five years later Capt. Lester marJ
TY~??^ Vmir irhn o c n vnimsr!
rttfQ n rf,i i i i/-i.ii iuul tuu) mu ? ? w ,
girl, had been preet as-a wedding
guest at his first marriage. Six children
were born to them, several of
w&om, with their mother, survive.
When Wlm. Lester reached the age
of forty-two years, he doubtless
thought that for him the high-tide of!
life had been reached. He had hadj
allotted to him his portion of joy and j
of sorrow. Henceforth it was not
likely that there would be any serious
break in the even tenor of hi? life. But
the break came as a holt from the
sky for him as well as for many
another, wheal after a bloodless bombardment
of thirty-four hours Fort
Sumter surrendered. Now like a trail
o? gunpowder to which a spark has j
a fpvpr of Ktir and unrest \
WVA. Jul UVV) V*? AV W- w- ?
flashed through the North and the I
South. Every heart thrilled with the |
romance of war, as yet it seemed im- J
possible that 6ilken banners worked |
and presented by girls' fair hands, the
thrilling treble of the bugle's call, the
pomp s.nd parade, the glitteT and excitement
could have anything to do
with heart-shaking tragedy. But when
the first blood had been shed at Jbsaiu-1
more, men's minds were turned from
the contemplation of the glory of war,
to a full realization of the fact that
civil war with all its attendant horrors
was upon them. Volunteers were
called for. In Newberry county, com- j
pany after company formed and
marched away, and still the call for
volunteers came. Leister said, "Boys,
we will form a company, and I will
go with, you." In J. T. P. Crosson's
historical sketch of Co. G, I3tn ?teg.
S. C. V., he says, "Soon Co. G was
formed, for old men told their eons
that Lester would lead them only
where honor and duty called. They
honored his integrity and bravery
then as the world does today, and have
never had reason to change, ror v>ui. j
L-ester" is only another name for chiv- !
airy, daring, oravery and honor. His
heart never failed him at duty's call.
Co. G. was formed and officered and
left Prosperity on the 26th of August,
1861, for the camp of instruction
at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia,
and there was placed in the
13th Reg., S. C. V., under the bravej
Col. Edwards, of Spartanburg, S. C." j
Captain Lester led his company j
from the camp of instruction to the |
gea-coast, where they <TJ picket duty.
In April, 1862, they left for Virginia,
destined to he the battle ground of the
In an effort to collect data for this
little sketch, Mrs. Lester was asked to
contribute such information as he had
bparine: iinon Col. Lester's personal |
exploits during the war, but she re- j
plied that he had never talked much i
to her about such things. "\Ve can not J
but admire the modesty which elosesj
the lips of a man in regard to his per- i
sonal adventures, but we must deplore j
the reticence which deprives us of in- j
teresting information. This much we
do know, he was a brave and cour
ageous soldier, and a leader fitted by
temperament, inclination, and training
to direct him men.' One- indispensable
ingredient of courage is coolness in
an emergency. It is told of Captain
Lester that on one occasion when he
and his men were sitting eating their
scanty allowance, a bomb with hissing
fuse fell in their midst, whereupon
Lester promptly arose and quenched
the fu?e by pouriug o\cr it c<v? contents
of a cup of eoii'Ji which he held
--- aItVirMicrV) a hullpf on ane
Ill UiS UdllU. M. W
occasion knocked Off his hat, and on
another occasion ripped the heel from
his boot, he -was never wounded, a remarkable
circumstance when it is remembered
that he led his men through
some of the bloodiest battles of the
war. At the battle called by the Federals
'the Horsesshoe, and by the Confederates
the Bloody Anfie, the rain
of bullets was so thick that a tree 15
inches in diameter being cut complete*
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ly through Dy mmnie oaus, ICil upuu
his compnay. This fact is vouched for
by more than one eye witness.
If anything more is needed to emphasize
the soldierly qualities and the
"brave career of this Southern soldier,
let it be placed on record that Col.
Lester in addition to taking part in
many "little skirmishes" led his men
at the battles of Gaines' Mill, Cold
Harbor, Frazi-er's Farm, Malvern Hill,
Second Manassas, Ox Hill, Fredericksburg,
Harper's Ferry, Spartanburg,
Chance]lorsville, Gettysburg, Spottsylva-nia
Court House, the Wilderness,
Nole Station, Second Cold Harbor,
Petersburg, Mine Run and Appomattox
After the -white flag rose on a hill
at Appomattox, and the order was
given to stack arms, there was nothing
left for our soldiers to do but turn
their faces homeward, and make as
Gen. Lee begged them to do, as good
'citizens as they had soldiers.
Ool. Lester brought his men home.
"He took up his farming again. He had
been a good soldier and he made a
He died at nis home near St. Luke's
church March 11, 1886, and is buried
in Prosperity in the graveyard onoe
the burial grounds attached to the old
Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian
cnurch, of which he had been
a loyal amd consistent member. A
headstone marks his grave, as does
also the little granite marker placed
there by the William Lester Chapter,
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COLUMBIA, NEWBERRY & JL AUREUS
Schedule in effect June 4, 1912. Subject
to change without notice. Schedules
indicated are not guaranteed:
A. C. L 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston .. .. 6.00am 30.30pm
Lv. Sumter 9.41am 6.55pm
C., N. & lu
Lv. Columbia 11.35am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity 1.12am 3.34pm
Lv. Newberry 1.29pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton 2.30pm 2.35pm
Lv. Laurens 2.52pm 2.05pm
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville 4.00pm 12.20pm
Ar. Spartanburg. 4.05pm 12.20pm
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
A. C. L. 54. 55.
Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am
Lv. Prosperity 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 9.30pm 7.00am
S. A. L.
Ar rirppnviiip 2.28am 2.38am
Ar. Abbeville 2.56am 2.03am
Ar. Athens.. .. .. 5.04am 11.59pm
Ar. Atlanta 7.15am 9.55pm
Nos. 52 and 53 arrive and depart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily j
and run through between Charleston j
and Greenville. j
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Gervais street, Columbia, daily rxcep' ;
Sunday, and run through between Co j
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I NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR F
MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR THE F
TOWN OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH
Notice is hereby given that the books ^
of registration of voters for the town b
of Newberry, S. C., will be opened at T
the office of the clerk and treasurer, T
in the opera~ house, from the first day T
of October, 1912, until the thirtieth
;TTMU1J UU T Ui^l?
itock, - $50,
be a Farmer, or a Miller, or a
not what your trade or proi
r money in the bank. It wi
i rainy day or a day when y<
arn as much as now. .*
[ That Always Has The
'eat Interest Paid on Savings
Resident J.Jt NOl
day of November, 1912, both days in- J
elusive (Sundays excepted), betweenJ
the hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon
and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. J. P.
Scurry has been appointed supervisor
of registration. Only such persons as
register as herein provided for shall
be allowed to vote at the regular town
election to be held on the 10th day of
December, 1912, and at special elections
to be held in the town of New1
? '1 ?trim!tto mnn+h<3
uvrry timing tuc UCAI vnww
The production of a certificate of
registration from the hoard of registration
to vote in a polling precinct
within the incorporate limits of the
town of N-e-wberry, proof of residence
ia -he municipality for four months
preceding the annual election for the
year 1912, and the payment of all taxes
assessed him, due and collectible for
the previous fiscal year, are necessary
to entitle the applicant to register.
By order of the Town Council of the
Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 27th
day of September, 1912.
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J. J. juaugiuru, i
J. R. Scuiy,
C. & T.
COLLECTION OF TAXES.
The tax Dooks of Newberry country
will open for the collection of taxes
'or the fiscal year commencing January
1, 1912, the 15th day of October, .
1312, and will remain open without
penalty until the 31st day of December,
1912. Upon all taxes paid after
he 31st of December, 1912,' and befor
the first day of February, 1913,
t penalty of one per cent, will be addid;
upon all taxes paid during the
nonth of February. 1913, a penalty of '
>ne per cent, will be added, and from (
he 28th day of Febraary, 1913, to the ^
5th day of March, 1913, inclusive, an ,
idditional penalty of five per cent ^
?ill be added.
The following is the levy: Mills.
"or State purposes 5% .
'or ordinary county purposes... .3% ]
\>r special, county court house.. Vz \
'or special State sinking fund loan *4 (
'or constitutional school tax 3
'or roads and bridges 1 j
the following localities,
here an additional railroad tax has j
een levied, viz:
'ownship No. 1 2
'ownsh'p No. S 3
'ownship No. 9 2
And except the following school dis- I
Bank | I
11 help yon
ra may not
tricte, where epecial school tax has
been levied, viz:
No. 1, Newberry 5
No. 14, Prosperity 6^4
No. 10, Utopia 1 #
Mr? 9.0 "Rier f!reek._ 2
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No. 26, Pomaria 3
No. 30, Little Mountain lO1^
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. 39, Chappells 2
No. 52, Whitmire 4
No. 56, Zion 2
No. 45, Trinity 2
No. 49, Deadfall 2
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wo. 41, uommicK *
No. 58, Silveretreet 4
No. 51, Trilby 2
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on all male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years, except those exempt
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax of $2.00, from the
15th of October, 1912, to the 31st day
of December, 1912.
Note change in dates for paying
commutation tax No commutation
tax received after December 31, 1912.
All taxpayers remember all property
has been listed separately, and
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each piece of property so listed.
JOHN L. EPPS, i
NOTICE OF ELECTION FOB MATOE
AND ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN
OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH CARO- ,
Notice is hereby given that the regular
annual election for a mayor and
6ve aldermen, one alderman for each
Df the five wards, to serve for a term
:>f one year, will be held at the Council
Chamber in the opera' house in the
rown of Newberry, South Carolina,
jn the second Tuesday in December,
1912, being the tenth day of said
month, the polls to be opened at 8
j'clock in the forenoon and to cloee
it 6 o'clock in the afternoon; G. W
Killer, J. R. Davidson and Alex Single:on
are appointed managers of the said
By order of the Town Council of
dewberry, S. C., on this the 27th day
f September, 1912.
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J. R. Scurry,
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