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B TO JAIL FOR A FEATHER
J A Wealthy American Woman Put to
Hard Labor in Bermuda.
.Convicted of stealing a feather
worth 26 cents, Mrs. ElizaDetn l..
f Brown, wife of Evan Middletown
Brown, of Bayshore, N. Y., is serving
a month's sentence at hard labor in
The American colony is very much
perturbed on account of the arrest, as
it is declared that the conviction was
obtained upon the flimsiest evidence.
The Browns came to Bermuda several
months ago and leased one of the
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l had been ill and they told acquaint- |
K anees that they had determined to
make a stay on account of his
^ * Mrs. Brown attracted admiration
because she was one of the most
comely and best-dressed women on
the island. *
A great deal of mystery surrounds
her arrest, convicfTon and sudden sentence.
She went to a store in the early
morning three -weeks ago and
bought some black grass. She decided
to take it home on approval, and when j
the salesgirl was wrapping it up and j
making out the check another girl re- j
ported that Mrs. Brown had placed a
feather in her handbag.
. Executives of the company followed
her to her home, after having obtained
a search warrant. They saw Mrs.
Brown through a window, fitting a
feather on a hat, while Mr. Brown
gazed approvingly at the combination.
Entering the house, the milliner demanded
the feather with much indignation.
/ "Why?" demanded Mrs. Brown in
"Because, it was stolen from my
% store," was the reply.
Mrs. Brown burst into laughter
f thinking the affair was a joke, but
laughter soon . changed to weeping
when she was led to the police court.
She declared that she had beer, buying
things at the store for several months
and had credit established.
^ The milliner was insistent, and Mrs.
Brown was sent to prison to serve one
month at hard labor.
Despite his illness, Mr. Brown beg^
oii/vOTOff to cprve the time for I
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his wife, but the magistrate said this
would not vindicate the law. He was
also insistent that Mrs. Brown go to
prison, when her solicitor argued that
^ a fine would serve the purpose fully
Mrs. Brown, before leaving the
* court room, attempted to explain to
the judge that she had told the clerk
when she made the first purchase that
she would pay for the feather the next
morning because the amount was so
Members of the American colony !
are indignant that a refined woman
should be sentenced to hard labor upon
such a trivial charge and upon
such evidence.?Hamilton, Bermuda
f correspondent of the New York
RED MEN RALLY.
Preparing For Big Event in Greenwood
On Saturday, July 19th.
The program for the Red Men's
rally, "which will be held in the grove
in Andrews street on Saturday, July
^ 19th, has been completed. It is stated
on the circulars advertising the event
that excursion rates of one fare for
the round trip have been secured on
the Interurbn, and this inducement is
expected to bring a large number of
visitors from Anderson, Greenville,
Belton, Williamston, Honea Path, and
other towns on the elcetric road.
Another feature of the day will be
h two games of ball at 10 in the morning
and 5 in the afternoon, between
Greenwood and Columbia.
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| grove will begin at 11,30 Saturday J
morning. The speakers are as follows:
Mr. Henry C. Tillman will make
| the address of welcome for the may- [
or and in behalf of the city. Address
of welcome in benalf of Xope j
, tribe No. 47 Independent Order Red
Men by Mr. J. W. Canfield. Response
by E. H. Aull, great sachem, of Newberry,
in behalf of the great council.
The principal addresses of the day
will be made by Dr. J. P. Carlisle, P. I
G S.. of Greenville, and Gov. Cole.j
I L. Blease, great representative. Gov- j
ernor Blease will speak on Redman- i
K ship at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
f Other speakers invited are: C. D.
Gray, great junior sagamore, of Williamston
and C. E. Tolly, great representative,
of Anderson and J. G. Long,
> . great prophet, of Union.
i After the speaking a barbecue will I
H be served on the grounds.
Statistics state that twelve billion )
(telephone messages were sent in the
United States during 1911. There must
he an error somewhere?we found
the line busy more times than that.
s> FLOWERS AFTER DEATH. <S>
Tie newspaper press 01 Georgia is
i somewhat free!} throwing bouquets
: at the memory of one William M.
; Bairman, a member of the Fourth EsI
tate, recently deceased. We extract
i from the Augusta Chronicle's editorj
ial comment the following:
News has already been printed of
the death of Mr. William Michael
Bairman, of the ditoriai force of the
'Macon Telegraph. He, in life, was
unassuming. Few people knew him
to be the strong writer and methodical
newspaper man that he was. He
was most systematic, could turn out
work?and the finest kind of work?
| with rapidity and was always on the
Mr. James B. Nevin, of the Atlanta
Georgian, pays Mr. Bairman high tribute,
and especially refers to the famous
Macon Telegraph scrap book, the
keeping of which was confided to Mr.
; "The political hosts in Georgia may
not realize it quite," says Mr. Nevin,
"but when William Michael Bairman,
of the Macon Telegraph, passed away I
rT%t kccf infnrmorl I
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man on things political in Georgia
ceased to be." Continuing, Mr. Kevin,
"Not only was he the best informed,
man in Georgia on State politics, but
he was one of the sweetest and gentlest
characters that ever lived within
"Mr. Bairman was modest o an ex- j
traordinary degree, and one rarely j
saw his name in print?this writer
never saw it figure in the headlines,
at least, until those headlines annrmnrert
Mr Bairman's untimely
What a curious and pathetic commentary
on life is contained in the
above! Mr. Bairman was a man
whose name was unknown in life.
"One rarely saw his name in print."
Air. Nevin, who kept up with all the
newspapers, never sajv it in the headlines
"until those headlines announced
his untimely death." He who had
contributed to the fame and upbuilding
of hundreds of others through
the newspapers had practically never
seen his name in print. The very
readers to whom he spoke from day
to day ana on whom he lavished his
best thought did not know of the
existence of the man. He was too
modest to put his own name in print,
and there was none of all who knew
his merit and deserts to take that
kindly office on himself while yet the
mod-est worker was in the flesh!
It is strange how generous we all
are to our fellows after they are dead!
How pityingly and patronizingly we
pile up the flowers on the grave that
hia-es a co-worker from our sight!
But what avails to pour praises into
"the dull cold ear of death?" If his
clod-closed sense could entertain them
it would be but to excite a bitter smile
lino rvf him who had wrought
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all his life in vain for rewards like
No doubt natures like Mr. Bairman's,
are peculiarly sensitive and appre
ciative of commendation and praise.
No doubt the zeal and fidelity with
which he labored set the measure of
the happiness that recognition would
have given him! But modesty was his
crime! He was penalized for it as
surely as if it had been an offense
against the laws of the land! He was
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conaeumeu lu see uic ucuu w*
work into which he put his heart and
his soul and his brain from day to
day go to others, possibly, who had
no false scruples about proclaiming
their own merits and getting all that
was coming to them! His no doubt
was the rather common fate among
newspape? workers to see the very
' children of his brain, ignorant of their
i own parentage, running off after and
I taking their patronymic from strangers.
We may be in error, but we sometimes
thinl: that this injustice to fellow
workers is peculiarly alive and
active in the newspaper profession.
There is no profession in which men
labor more zealously, ably and unselfishly,
for the love of the work,
and without the hope of any great
material rewards, and yet the poor
meed of praise which would cost the
j givers nothing while it would be ac|
counted by the workers so rich a compensation
is denied them, or withheld
until Death unlocks the sluice gates
n-nnarneitv and nitv tn DOUT it
j U! will 5CU?IUS1V v?? L J. -I
out on unheeding ears.
I ImproTement of County Roads Has
Enhanced The Value of Farm
Washington, July 11.?Improvement
of county roads has enhanced the value
of property bordering on such
roads so that the cost of improvement
| is equalized, if not exceeded, says the
d-epartment of agriculture in a bulletin
issued this week. The department.
' has gathered a mass of data through
the office of public roads, which is
making a special study of the eco'
nomic effect of road improvement. Ac!
cording to the information land values
not only have increased but farm
values as well show marked advances
as a result of road improvement.
What's Funny About This?
New Forest cor. Barnwell People, 10.
Mr. B. C. Matthews, one of this section's
most prominent young men. delightfully
entertained some of his
friends by giving them a barbecue
Thursday. He is very generous and
kind and his friends always look forward
to the good old summer time
when they caji enjoy the balmy breezes
und^r the shady trees that sur
round his beautitui nome.
"As You-Like Itr Club.
Greenville News, 11th.
Mrs. T. L. Cely entertained, the "As
You Like It" club yesterday afternoon
at her home in Manly street.
The house was tastefully decorated
with crepe, myrtle and ferns, bowls
and pott-ed plants having made the
rooms very attractive After a pleasant
.hour of sewing and chatting, an
ice course was served.
HEXDERSOXVILLE TO SUMTER
Trip Made Without Mishap By Automobile
iSumter, July 11.?Mr. D. C. Shaw
and three sons, Gifford, Whit and
Charles, made the trip tc Sumter from
Hendersonville yesterday in a touring
car,, something over two hundred
miles, arriving here about 8 o'clock in
I the evening, after a rriDst successful
journey in which they did not have a
single mishap to delay them. The trip
is generally considered too long to be
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this party made it in one day, driving
Lard all day long, and only stopping
once to get gasoline and once for
lunch. The trip was' made by way of
Greenville, Laurens and Newberry,
where the roads were found in good
The Center of the Xation.
The exact geographical center of
the United States has baen the source
of much municipal heartburning in
Wactom TTancncs fnr manv vears. Fort
Riley has claimed the spot more vigorously
than .most placcs, but a dozen
or more farms,' hamlets and towns
have disputed the claim.
But they were all wrong. The nation's
pivot Is located on a farm t-en
miles north of Smith Center, and the
man who owns the land never suspected
it. Neither did the tenant who
tills the land. When the good news
was broken to them last week they
could hardly believe it and once they
were convinced did'nt seem to appreciate
Victor Hugo, the great French poet
and novelist, could be very lengthy
at times, but he knew how to be laco*
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nic aiSO. IjCS iviiserauitia uau juoi
issued from the press, and Hugo,
who was in the Channel islands, was
anxious to learn how is was selling.
Being desperately busy, he contented
himself -with inscribing the note of
interrogation on a postcard?"?"?
expecting that his publisher would
give tit-for-tat, the reply coming back
Disraeli could be brief and bitter,
but he could also be brief and diplomatic.
A bore who claimed acquaintance
with him perpetrated a book,
and straightrwey sent a copy to the
statesman, hoping to get a criticism
from him which would boom it with
the public. He was, however, quite
unable to determine whether the reply
wras a compliment or an insult.
It simply said, "I shall waste no time
in reading the book which you have
so kindly sent me."
COLLEGE HAS HAD
Has Thrived Especially Under Prespiit
The State, 11th.
The Coll-ge for Women was chartered
in 1890 as a pi" rate institution.
Dr. William Atkinson, who had had a
private school in Charlotte, came to
Columbia thai veir with pssociates,
purchased the "Hampton place" and
established the college, becoming its
first president. During his administration
the old Hampton residence,
the main building of the college, was
remodeled and Preston hall was j
built?containing the auditorium ana
dormitories. Dr. Atkinson's ill health
forced him to resign in 1896, and the
Rev. Robert P. Pell, pastor of the.
Presbyterian chui oh at Newberry, succeeded
him. Dr. Pell served six years,
resigning in 1902 to accept the presidency
of Converse college, a position
which he still holds.
(Miss Euphemia E McClintock of
Newberry hai been associated with ^
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By C. C. Schumpert, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, P. B. Banks, Jr., and G. N.
Long bath made suit to me to grant
them Letters of Administration of the
estate and effects of P. B. Banks
These are therefore to cite and adoil
and fiine'iiiar the kindred
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the creditors of the said P. B. Bangs,
and creditors of the said H. H. Folk,
deceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at Newberry, S. C., on July
12th, 1913, next after publication
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said administration should not be
Given under my hand, this 28th day
of June, Anno Domini, 1913.
C- C. Schumpert,
J. P. N. C.
Dr. Pell during his j|jx years at the
college as principal of the institution.
Upon Dr. Pell's resignation she was
elected president and for 11 years
she has guided and directed its affairs
with a strength and firmness which,
combined with her woman's tact and
insight and ambition, have brought
the college up to its present high
standing and have given it a distinction,
an individuality all its own?an
atmosphere of refinement and of high
standing which has been safely kept
free of an isolating and limiting "exclusiv ness."
Record of Expansion.
When Miss McCliotock first became
lady principal in 18Q6. the total en ollment
at the college was 90. Last
year the pupils numbered 310.- Two
handsome new buildings have been
erected during Miss MeClintock's administration
to answer the increasing
demands made upon the college and
to meet its growth in every department.
McCiintock hall, which contains
the culinary department and
dormitories and Alumnae hall, named
to signalize the gift or $l,uuu, tne nest
egg of the fund for its erection, donated
by Miss Mary Haskell, of Marlboro
stret, Boston, a member of the
first class (1S92) graduated from the
college. This building provides 12
large, modern class rooms, a gymnasium
and an astronomical observatory.
In addition to these the college, for
the last few years, has been renting
nearby cottages for teachers' residences
and music sfAjdios.
But not alone in a material sense
has the expansion of the college been
marked. The progressive woman at
its head has kept it abreast of the
times, raising the standard of scholarship
as steadily as practicable and so
impressing the students with the
value to themselves and to the college
of taking the full coursees of I
study, that the number or "special"
students is gradually decreasing and
today the stadents taking regular
courses outnumber them, a fact which
educators regard as significant in the
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The Clemson Agrii
ENROLLMENT OVER 800?VALUE OF
AND A THIRD-OVER 90 TEA
Degree Courses: ifdTJSZ
Textile Industry; Architectural Engineer]
Short Courses: ??????; $
on Grading; Four-Weeks Winter Course
Cftt?h ^ost ^>er sess:on sioaths,
vUol* water, board, laundry, and two <
tion, if able to pay, $40.00 extra. Total c
Agricultural Course, $117.551 Four-Weeks
Scholarship and Entrance Exai
Agricultural and Textile Scholarships, an
arships. Value of Scholarships $100.00 p<
dents who have attended Clemson College
sitv, are not eligible for the Scholarships
Scholarship and Entrance Examination
perintendent of Education on July nth, a
NEXT SESSION OPENS SEJ
Write "at once to W. M.
Clemson College, S. C., for Catalog, Echo?
you may be crow
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get the ,
is book will
tiding for it.
is fcr some time, which is one of
:an make. I now make very
every available foot of land in
I bean thresher, which separates
;t of picking, cleans the grit and
itary and wholesome for feeding,
vines, and is guaranteed not to
n'fo mo for fartlipi nartiriilars
11W U1V AYS* AM* VM
ies, Feed and Grist Milk,
rain Separators, Ensilage
Newberry, S. C.
n il* . v._.
bailing i ou
ig and marine pleasures
ed via the
I of the Sooth.
address T. S. Lefler, ticket
lite, G. P. A., Wilmington,
' property over a million
tchers and officers
:n courses)'. Chemistry; Mechani1
Engineering; Civil Engineering; 1
Agriculture; Two-Year Course in
our-Weeks Winter Course in Cotfor
including all fees, heat, light,
complete uniforms, $133 45. Tui:ost
per session for the oae year
; Course, all expenses, $10 00.
ninatinnc* The Col,ege main" I
HlllallUUO. tains 167 four-year
d 51 one-year Agricultural Scholar
session and Free Tuition. (Stuor
any other College or Univerunless
there are no other eligible
s will be held by tve County Sut
9 a. m.
fTEMBER 10, 1913.
RIGGS. President I
iarship Blanks, etc. If you delay, 11