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' ~~~ NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912. TWIC1 A WHI' ,U* A TUM'
VOLUME L, NUMBER 91. '
CHARLESTON BIDS THE
GREAT FLEET WELCOME
THOUSANDS SEE FIGHTING SHIPS
COME INTO HARBOR.
Great War Dogs Come in Through
New C hannel?Fair Opened Gates
Charleston, Nov. 17.?The three divisions
of the Atlantic fleet arrived in
port early this afternoon, being welcomed
by a crowd of many thousand
people who lined the battery and the
' ? 4.v? _ c-Viirvo r>s> mp into
"vvnarves as iue o^lKO ??
the harbor and proceeded to their an'
chorage ground. It was a magnificent
sight to see the ocean leviathans as
they steamed into port in single colP
unin formation, the somber business|
* like gray color being lightened by the
display of the flags of the various
fleet and ship officers and the signal
colors as they floated in the breeze.
tso chine throusrh the new
straight channel with a neap tide and
a north- wind which did not add to
the depth of water, yet there was an
^ abundance of water. The North Dakota
and the Utah, the heaviest draft
? ships, drawing 29.4 and 28.5 feet, respectively,
came through the new
straight channel which is projected to
- ?* ?* *Va PiimmincrG nnint.
taKe me piace ui luc ^ 1
range, with its two turns.
A Deep Harbor.
The ships required no easing and
that there was more than 34 feet at the
minimum depth spoke well for the
harbor, and the fact was freely commented
upon by the officers. The
? dredging of the channel is still under
way and will prove especially useful
to long big draft ships.
Rear Admiral Osterhaus was officially
visited by the committee on reception
this afternoon. The party was
very cordially received aboard and
* entertained in the admiral's cabin. It
was a particular pleasure to many of
int; uujimimee 10 meet uapi. vv. s.
Benson, commanding officer of the
ship, who is well known here, he having
been for a couple of years inspector
of the lighthouse department, and
he was as well pleased to meet his
\ > Charleston )friends. The committee
& us-ed H. P. Williams' launch, Vadie.
The >nly visitors to the ships this
afternoon were those havine business
of an official character. Besides the
committee on reception, Col. Ludlow
of the army post and Commandant
Helm of the Charleston navy yard
visited the vessels, paying their respect*.
Thousands See Ships.
The water front was literally black '
with people and the harbor was alive
with moving craft of every description.
? t is estimated that not less than 25,000
I +U - -u:? 1 - >- - - '
f sa? me ctu auuiiur Liiis evening.
Their launches were moving freely between
the wharves and the city tonight,
several thousand seamen are on
the streets and they are having a lively
f time in celebrating their leave. Charleston
is already rapidly filling up
I with visitors. The hotel lobbies are
Jiveiy places tonignt, ana mere are
I ^nany strangers on the streets.
The fair opens at 9.30 o'clock tor
morrow with an address by Mayor
Grace and the round of festivities will
*bei in full blast for a week with the
naval features occupying a prominent
^rt in the program of the week. The
-weather is ideal with indications of it
continuing to be fair, and the proi
-am will be followed as already outlined.
UNITED SYNOD CHOOSES
COLUMBIA FOR NEXT YEAR
Carolinians Are >anied to Compose1
Committee to Work for Extension
L Atlanta, Nov. 16.?The selection of
^ Columbia, S. C., for the next place of
W meeting' wns the Drincipal business
L transacted at the closing session today
of the Lutheran synod of the South.
A- board of education was appointed
to unify the educational work of the
. synod. A deaconess and inner mis-1
w sion Doara was apyuni Li y LUiUpUOVU
of Rev. W. H. Greever, Columbia; Rev.
M. G. G. Scherer, Charleston; Rev. C.
E. Weltner, Columbia: Dr. Georsre B.
Crcmer, ,\>wberry; Col. John F.
U. S. TREASURER RESIGNS s
Taft's Private Secretary Slated for ]
Washington. November 14.?Ac- j <
nouncement of the resignation of bee ]
MeClung as treasurer of the United 1
States was made by President Taft to- s
day. Mr. MeClung tendered his resigJ
* ? -1- - * n nnnforonpfi I
liaLlOIl IU Llie picsiucm a <- a .
at the executive mansion early tori ay j l
and its acceptance was later announc- j
ed by the president from the executive 1
offices, with the explanation that Mr <
McClung resigned voluntarily. It is :
believed that Carmi Thompson, now 1
private secretary to the president, will 1
< ucceed him. '
Mr. McClung's resignation becomes
effective as soon as his succosso.* is I
appointed. The treasurer dcclinel to ]
discuss his retirement in an\ way to- 1
day, but it was rumored that his res- 1
ignation came as the r&snk of continued
friction with Secretary Mac- :
Mr. McClung wais one the treasury
officials named by Assistant Secretary
i A. Piatt Andrew as having bee.i in
continuous controversy witb the sccIretery
of the treasury \Vhen Mr. AnI
j drew, in a letter accompanying his
resignation, declared that the secretary
and his associates were not in
Talked with MacYeagh.
iVTn Mr?Pinrip- had a conference with
Secretary MacVeagh yesterday and it
is understood tlie result of that conference
was the offer of his resignation
to President Tal't to-day. He was
appointed treasurer of the United
States November 1, 1909. Before that
Mr. McClung, who was a noted Yale
football star, had been identified with
the Southern railway and from 1904
to 1909 had been treasurer.of Yale
The appointment of Carmi Thompsen
to succeed him would be followed,
it is believed, by the immediate return
of Charies I>. Hilles to the White
House as secretary to the president,
jit has been understood in Washington
since Mr. Hilles became .chairman
of the republican national committee
that the president hoped to reinstate
him at the White House after elect: m
tyoocuror nf the United States is
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not appointed for a fixed term. According
to his commission he serves
until his successor is appointed.
Great Finincial Transaction.
The resignation of McClung means
that the money and securities for
which the treasurer is responsible
must be actually counted and receipt
ed for. This will be the greatest single
financial transaction in the history of
the world. Wihen Mr. McClung assumed
the duties of treasurer he gave a
receipt to hispredecessor for $1,260.134,946
This was the largest single transaction
from man to man on record. While j
the exact amount of the treasurer's
fund is not known, it is expected it
will exceed those figures by many millions.
It will require probably three months
to count the money and securities.
Thiss creates a remarkable situation,
because, presuming that Mr. McClung 3
successor will retire on the 4th of
March with the incoming of Woodrow
Wilson, the count must be made all
aver again for the new treasurer.
While responsible for over a billion
dollars, the treasurer of the United
States receives a salary cf $S,CC0, and
is bonded for only $150,000.
Change this Week
The change is expected to f.tke place
early next week. The bond of the new
treasurer must be approved by the
r\f tho trps?5?lirV It Will
LUliipu UHVi \JL VliC J . - w .
require several days to perfect that |
"I had very pleasant interviews with
both President Taft and Secretary
\TnrVpa?h todav." said Mr. McClung.
That was the only statement he wo a Id
authorize in c .nauction with his retirement.
His formal letter of resignation
to the preside.it assigned no
iv<;fon for his V.cii >-i. :n the v;^w . f
oihcial Washington, 'hat omissNU lei.t
color to the belijf mat se?*rotary
a:ui treasurer w * e " :? <j? a? .hi?uu;
in their official relations.
As soon as the senate confirms the
appointement of Mr. McClung's succes
sor, th? new treasurer's name will ap-1
p^ar upon all the currency of the Uni-1
ted States. The change will entail con
siderable expense. It probably will
:ost $10,000 to correct plates and a.
' ~ a mAMQtf q n rl
L?li'gt? ?>UIIL L/L tUUAillll^ CJLXC cuiu
Secretary MacVeagh will appoint a
committee to undertake the count.
Both the retiring and incoming treasurers
will have representatives present
to look after their interests.
Letter of Resignation.
Mr. McClung's letter of resignation
"My Dear Mr. President: Now that
:he- election is over, and my retirement
2an have no effect upcn the political
situation, I beg to tender my resigna:ion
as treasurer of the United States
io be accepted as soon as you can find
t r>nnsistent with the selection of my ;
"I wish to take this occasion to ex- i
press my appreciation for the oppor- j
tunity of having served in your ad-1
ministration and for the courtesies j
which you have extended to pie during J
my official life in Washington.
"With very kind regards.
"Sincerely yours, Lee L. McClung."
Thanksgiving and the Orphans.
In. view of the fact that Thanksgiving
day or the Sunday following, is the
only church collection, recommended
by the Synods of South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida to be taken up for their
orphans, the following items in ro***'
gard to tfte inorawen Uil/uaua^V) |
which is owned by the three Synods >
aforesaid, may be ofinterest to the!
readers of this paper.
The Thornwell Home and School for
orphans was founded in 1875, opening
its doors to eight fatherless children.
It had one small cottage. This one
buiding has increased to sixteen (two
shortly to be completed) and each
?jii ? Kruno tn twentV
COtlage Will give a -v- ... .
pupils, more or less. In 1885, the}
school was sd graded as to cover four-!
teen years, and in 1892 a Technical de- i
partment was added, so that the boys
might be taught some useful trade. Up
to that date, farming was the only business
taught. This education is given
entirely free to deserving orphans of
^or?nrmnntinn and from any part
CI 11 J UVUVlll*WMv.v
of our country. Near a thousand
youths have been undr its influence
and enjoyed its training. The provision
for the support, education and
other expenses of these children, (265
now with us) is d-erived from personal
donations of interested persons, or,
from church and Sunday school col- j
Th.e Thorn well Orphanage is located j
A n r* i-Via r>?*/-Ycoir? cr r>f thft I
in uiiniuu, o, v^.? ai cut v/iv^w??-o w.. ?
Seaboard Air Line and Atlantic Coast
Line Railways. It is under Presbyterian
infiluence and control but does
not refuse aid to any on account of religious
differences. No surrender of
children to its guardianship is required
of relatives. Pupils may leave
at their own choice if they do not
tn remain Children are not given I
out to service. The only business of
the institution is to teach and train
them. The orphan's interest is the
first consideration. The presiding
head of the Orphanage is Rav. Win P.
Jacobs who receives, gifts for the support
and applications for the admission
At the home of Mr. J. M. Nichols in
the Utopia section of the county, on
Ynvpmher 14 ;it 4.30 o'clock, in the!
presence of the nearest relatives was i
sole.nnized the marriage vows of Miss 1
Xanie Taylor Blair and Mr. James |
Marion Alewine, Rev. S. P. Koon, of |
Summerland college, former pastor of
the bride, officiating. Promptly at 4.30 j
the bride and groora, unattended, descended
the stairs and entered the par- J
lor to the strains of Lcghrins wed- j
ling march, rendered Dv miss neien
The marriage wvvs were plighted
before an impovished allar of ferns, J
palms and white chrysanthemums,
lighted with ???
The bride was gowned in blue mescaline
made drooped bodic, trimmed in
Inr-p Immpriiatelv follow- i
ing the marriage dinner was served,
consisting of meats, salids and cakes
The decorations in the dining room
were smilax and carnations. In the
sitting room, where the presents were
displayed, pink chrysanthemums and
pot flowers were used to a pretty ef-r
'Vet. The hall was pretty in smilax '
>E? TK1AL STLKtffcUA lASt.
Court Grants Motion of Plaintift' in
Sturgeon vs. A. C. L., Verdict
Columbia State, 17th.
Yesterday in the United States district
court, Judge Henry A. M. Smith
refused to grant the motion of the
attorneys for the defendant for a new
trial in the case of W. D. Sturgeon
against the Atlantic Coast Line, but
ordered a new trial on the motion of
the attorney for the plaintiff "on the
ground that the amount of damages
awarded is inadequate to the injury
received." the counsel for the defendant
interposing no objection to grant
ing tne motion ot tne attorney ior
The case of Sturgeon against th?
Atlantic Coast*Line was tried during
the first week of the session of the
L'nited States district court which ended
yesterday. The plaintiff sued for
?20,000 for injuries which he alleged
he received by stepping through a hole
n the platform of the Atlantic coast
Line station at Orangeburg and which
he further alleged necessitated the
amputation of his foot. The case at
\ previous term of court resulted in
a mistrial. At the second trial, concluded
on November 9, the jury
awarded $5,000 damages to the defendant.
State Politics Again.
rironwood Journal, 13th.
We were expecting a surcease
from State politics after the national
election, but even before the country
knows just how many States Wilson
and Marshall did carry here comes a
* * ' - -T? in the
[ line-up of proDaDie cu<tiSci? ?
I race two years hence. Leaving aside
j the scramble, already begun, for the
I juicy Federal plums, let us take a
look at some of the "forecasts" made
by enterprising reporters around political
The senatorial race is the biggest
| and of course <jov. mease 13 Vbiug >
I groomed, or grooming himself for
that and his probable contestants will
be John Gary Evans, Senator Smith,
Lewis W. Parker. R. Goodwyn Rhett, j
Richard I. Manning and others. This |
orjv^c von some idea of the warm!
| ai i clj j
times that are ahead in the senatorial
fight during the summer of 1914.
Then comes1 the "announcement"
(this is of special interest to the peo"
'1 - rr,l><?' /^/\noroscinnfl] DlS-I
pie 01 cat; iuau ?? ? i
trict) that Fred H. Dominick, Gov. i
Blease's campaign manager and for- j
:ner law partner, will be in the race
with Congressman Aiken/ It might
be mentioned also, that The Journal
| has it on good authority that Capt.
I Frank S. Evans, who was defeated for
???> xttill tr*\r hie
! congress tn6 past bummu,
j fortunes against Mr. Aiken. And
I there are said to be others.
I Then there are the minor State of|
fices that will not come into the lime|
light for more than a year yet (unj
less James Cansler, of Tirzah, announces
again pretty soon), but what
j about the race for governor two years
| hence? Isn't it about time some or we
-several candidates were employing a
! nnblicitv agent?
| The December Woman's Home Com(
j The December Woman's Home C?m|
panion contains a remarkable account
j of the birth of Christ , written by
j Washington Gladden. It is a simple,
j straight narrative?interesting and
I 'nil r>f an extraordinary sense of won
I der. Reading it is like reading about
I Lincoln or any other great real figure
j in history.
In the same number there is an intimate
personal account of the little
I Princess Mary, who is the only daugh|
of the King and Queen of England.
~ ? -1 J ? ^ ,4
I Princss Mary is fifteen years uiu anu
! has five brothers. The photographs
hat accompany the article make an
j unusual feature.
The magazine contains six or eight
special contributions that have to do
with Christinas?particularly articles
showing how to make various kinds of
| Christmas presents. The fiction is es
pecialiy adapted a ^nnsuu<u, nu.u-i
I ^er, and a special point is made of the
art features. Many of the illustrations
are i* color.
The regular departments devoted to
I dressmaking, cookery and the house|
hold, are. filled with good reading and
[suggestions of money value to those
J ho will take them up and make u?e
NEWS OF PROSPERITY
Personal Mention of Many People,
Prosperity People Visiting aiid
y isiiurs iu rivspciiijt
Prosperity, Nov. 18.?Miss Tena
Wise, of Chicora college, is home for
a few days' stay.
Dr. and Mrs. \V. C. Brown have returned
to Newberry, after a visit to
Mr. J. L. Thompson.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter and daughter,
Mi^s Mary DeWalt, spent Saturday in
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins, of Fairview, ,
.spent the week-end at home.
Miss Annie Laurie Lester, of Columbia,
is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Lester.
Mrs. Wm. Johiuaon, of Newberry,
spent several days last week with her
sister. Mrs. j. a. simyouu.
Mrs. Addie Hodges has gone to Spartanburg
to spend several weeks.
Little Esther Kohn, of Columbia,
spent several days with little Julia
Quattlebaum, returning home on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise spent Friday
at Parr Shoals.
Mr. Tom P. Johnson, of Newberry,
SDent the week-end with Dr. 0. B.
Chief J. C. Duncan has returned
frcm a few days' 6tay at Blacksburg.
Mr. C. F. Lathan, of Little Mountain,
was a business visitor here Saturday.
Mrs. C. D. Bedenbauglj and baby, of
Atlanta, are the guests of Rev. and
Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
Dr. and Mrs. P. D. Simpson, and
Mrs. J. A. Simpson' spent Saturday in
Newberry, the guests of Dr. J) M. Kiber.
Mr. Olin Dominick .has gone to
j Knowlton's infirmary for treatment.
| Mrs. Elizabeth DeWalt was a shop|
per in Newberry Saturday.
| Miss Julia Matthews, of Ninety Six,
| and Miss Willie Mae Wise, of Sumter,
are here for the Werts-Bedenbaugh
| Rev. W. Y. Cline, of White Rock,
' A-hn r^harere of the Lowman home.
..topped over on her way horrid from
the United Synod at Atlanta, and paid
Mr. A. G. Wise a very pleasant visit.
Gov. and Mrs. Cole. L. Blease passed
through our town Sunday in his touring
car, en route to Newberry.
Mr. E. E. Brondige, who represents
D. M. Terry & Co., the seedmen, is
| here on his. annual visit. Mr: Brondige
has been coming here for 12 years,
aiKl has made many friends in our
town, who are always glad to see him.
Mrs. Charlotte Farrow died at the
home of her nephew, Mr. T. 0. Rowland,
and her remains were carried to
Goldville for burial on Saturday.
The December American Magazine.
The December American Magazine
.marks an important epoch in the history
of periodical making. With this
number the American goes to a new
;ze?8 1-2 inches by 12. This permits
of three columns of reading matter to
*e page, much larger and more beautiful
illustrations, a book practically
as thick as the old standard sized
magazine and a greatly improved physical
appearance all around. Of the
ninety-two illustration in the number,
twenty-four are in color.
David Grayson, F. P. Dunne, Helen
Keller, Ida M. Tarbell, Ed. Howe, Jas.
Montgomery Flagg. Emerson Hough
and Oliver Herford are among tin
notable contributions of ai'icies to
this first number of the new bized
On the side of fiction, Arnold Bennett
leads tlie way with the first chapter
of a new serial entitled "The ReTent"?a
theatrical story, lively and
-tirring. Other stories are by Harris
Merton Lyon, Frank Barkley Copley.
-Tenry Oyen, Welford Beaton, Mary
Brecht Pnlver and Ralph Straus.
The principal departments, "Interpstins
People," "The TheaJsr" and the
'Interpreter's House," are full of good
"You are workingmen?"
"And because you are working
"You must work."
"Put him out! Put him out!"?Tit
DAUGHTERS EXD MEETING.
Elect Officers and Transact Koutine
George wasningion ana wu. UUUCl O
E. Lee worshipped.
At the first session of the day the
Daughters elected their officers for
the ensuing year, reelecting all but
two of the incumbents.
Mrs. White Reelected.
Mrs. Alexander B. White, president
general of the Daughters, although
try the convention be
cause of the serious illness of her husband,
was reelected by acclamation.
About a dozen years ago there wa*
a grade, in the Prosperity school that
was known in the school and in the
town a? one of the happiest, most funloving,
most ambitious classes, that
- ?j riinlnmas and other
Washington, Nov. 16.?At a sessions
crowded with routine business ihe
United Daughters of the Confederacy
tonight concluded their 16th annual
convention which has been in session
here since Tuesday. Some of the
Daughters- left for their homes, tonight,
but many remained over for
social functions next week, and a
party stayed in Washington- to attend
a special service tomorrow at the
Christ church, Alexandria, Va., where
ever aspucu ?w
honors whieh high school graduates
are wont, to think go hand-in-hand
with., the completion of the prescribed
course and'the dignity due their years
How it all^omes back to us?those
happy, happy days?under the wise
guidance of loving teachers! How long
it seejns?hum uvn ??*.? L??
ly now that the claim of friendship so
closely welded in those days, has been
broken for a second time by the gtay;ng
hand of Death. Our one-time
chain of ten is now a scattered group,
saddened upon learning of the untimely
going away cf our friend and classmate,
Lucy Fellers Littlejohn.
Lucy was ever the gayest of the gay
?first in everything that was for ths
nr crrwi of the class. Her
picaouic v/i 3 w _ ?
abounding spirits, her buoyancy, her
cheerful helpfulness made her a prime
avorite. If any one had a choice joke
to relate or anything else that required
a sense of humor, Lucy was always
he listener chosen. .
These youthful gifts of heart and
nind that were hers increased with the
years, and enabled her to reduce to
aarmony all the discords of life. Durng
her long, elusive illness she was
v-er the, picture of patience, accepting
uncomplain?ngiy all the ills that her
frail flee-h became heir to.
We can think but with tear-dimmed '
eyes of the dear baby daughter that
has been bereft so early in life of her
rightful and best friend. Our hearts
close around her in her loss, and we
trust she may grow into a softened
reflection of her mother and be a
daily blessing to those who will have
this wee bit of preserved sunshine in
their keeping! E. K.
Oh, for That Money >'ow.
The money spent beside the sea
Brought freckles in a swarm;
But now it's the cold winter time
And thev won't keep her warm.
In Plain English.
"May it please your honor," said a
lawyer, addressing one of the judges,
"I brought the prisoner from jail on
a habeas corpus!"
"VY'ell," said a man in an,undertone,
who was standing in the rear of
the court, "these lawyers will say anything.
I saw the man get out of a
taxi at the court door."?Harper's
''Well, what do you inmK ui it:
asked the Englishman who was showing
the American the ruins of the abbey.
"Great!" he replied. "What a fine
railroad station it would make if it
was in good repair!"?Judge.
LOST OR STOLEN?A big dark biT
mule Saturday night. Reward for
information to Thomas Sheaiy, Pros