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VOLOTE LI., MDDJER 71 NEWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1*0 A YKAk
COTTON CROP SHOWS
CONDITIO HAS FALLEN FROM
79.0 TO 68.2 SINCE JULY 5.
Brisrht Prospects in South Carolina.?
Ftenres Sho wPositive Advance.
Washington, Sept. 1.?A deterioration
of 11.4 "per cent, in the cotton
crop of the United States between
July 25 and August 25 is shown in
the government report, issued today,
~ which places the condition of the cotton
crop August 25 at 68.2" of the^normal.
A noteworthy feature of the report
is the showing of South Carolina,
where crop, while that in most
^ of the States has been deteriorating
has actually improved in condition
since July 25. The condition for this
State is 77 per cent of a normal, and
against 75 July 25.
The August figures for the country
at large were the same as those -of
August, 1900, and the condition at this
period has been lower only three
times during the past 22 years?in
1896, when it was 64.2 per cent; In
1902, when it was 64 per cent, and in
1909, when it was 63.7 per cent.
The greatest deterioration was in
r Oaklahoma, where the condition
dropped 36 per cent, to 45 per cent.
In Texas the condition of 64 per cent,
L showed a deterioration of 17 per cent.
I Deterioration in other States in the
part of the belt stricken by drought
was: Arkansas, 15 per cent; Missouri,
14 per cent; Louisiana, 12 per
cent; Tennessee, 10 per cent; Mississippi
S per cent, and Alabama 5
per cent. In all these States the condition
was much below the ten-year
average condition figures.
The condition of the growing cott
ton crop of the United States on Mon&
day, August 25, was 68.2 per cent, of
V a normal, compared with 79.6 per
[ cent, on July this year, 74.8 per cent,
on August 25 last year, 73.2 per cent,
in 1911, and 74.7 per cent, the average
condition on August 25 of the past
ten years. This announcement wa?
made today at noon by the crop reporting
board of the United States de^
partment of agriculture, the condition
being estimated from reports of its
f correspondents and agents throughi
out the cotton belt.
Since the July report growing conditions
had been generally favorable
throughout the eastern section of
the cotton belt, and the condition of
fthe plant in the States east of the
Mississippi was expected to show up
In the States west of the Mississippi
conditions were not so favorable,
drought in Texas and Oaklahoma,
parts of Arkansas, Missouri and
Louisiana marking the early part of
the period which today's report
covers. High temperatures prevailed
throughout most of this section.
The drought was partially relieved
during the last week of the period.
L Condition by States follow:
^S. Carolina 77V
H Arkansas 72
P- mnessee 80
TJnited States 68.2
HAS LITTLE HOPE OF
"First of His Lawyers to Keach toaticock
Seems to Be in Despair.
K Ooaticock. Que., Sept. 3.?-W. L.
^^ Bhurtleff, the first of the Thaw lawfcrers
to arrive here, issued this stateHp&ent:
"If they have doctors already to
pronounce Thaw insane, as I am in^^ormed
they have, there is almost no
fcppp of preventing his immediate de prtation.
T believe if we could get
He case into th? courts, wp could
^ove tms immigration aci uioonsu fcional
on the ground that it is in sisteni
with the Ashburton treaty.
B if the authorities at Ottawa are
determined to send Thaw back as
Hy seem to be. then I doubt they
B^would pay any attention to any writ
r we might obtain.''
Tn 1912 there were 20,272 deaths in
I Minnesota from all causes. TubercuH
losis claimed 2,286 victims.
THE NEWS OF ST. PAUL.
Regular Service Next Sunday?Mothers
Meeting Next Tuesday?
New School Building at Jolly
St. Paul, Sept. 4.?There will be tne
! ^ 1 1-? <"\1 A r\ f C? f Ponl /"> Vm T r?}"}
usual SCI V 1IC1U av UL. a aui |
Sunday?Sunday school at 10 o'clock; i
sermon at 11. Paster Riser will attend
conference at Mt. Tabor Friday
i and Saturday, but will return from
conference in order that he may fill
his appointment at St. Paul. The
Luther League will meet in the
church Sunday night at 8.30. All visitors
are welcomed to these services.
Prof. W. C. Riser, of Anderson, visited
his brother here last week.
Mr TT O Rtnnp nf NTpwherrv. snent
Sunday with relatives in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gruber spent last
past week with their daughter, Mrs.
Ebb Long, of the Bachman chapel section.
Mrs. Sarah Brown, of Spencer, N. C.,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Richardson spent
Monday and Tuesday, night at the
home of Mr. J. F. Richardson.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Graham of the
New Hope section visited at the Some
of Mr. G. Paul Werts Saturday night
Miss Amy Werts, of Newberry, Is
visiting friends and relatives in this
Little Ruth Boinest is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Alice Livingston.
Dr. A. J. Bedenbaugfc, of Columbia,
Accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Kibler, spent from Saturday until
Monday with Dr. Bedenbaugh's mother,
Mrs. R. E. Bedenbaugh, making
the trip in an auto.
Misses Lucile and Elizabeth Epting,
of Savannah, Ga., are visiting Dr. T.
H. Wedeman's family.
Mr. Willie. H. &etts, of Columbia, is
spending a while with his father, Mr.
W. G. Metts.
Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Epting, of Newberry,
spent the first part of the week
with their daughter, Mrs. T. H. Wedem-an.
Messrs. Boinest and Troutman are
about ready to begin ginnery. They
never begin until they are fully prej
pared to do the work right. They have
been in the cotton ginning, sawmill
and grain-threshing business for a
number of years, and when it is done
by them it means it is done ngnt.
There will be a "mothers' meeting'
of the cradle-role held at tfie home
of Dr. T. H. Wedeman Tuesday, Sep.
9th, at 3 p. m. All the mothers of the
cradle-roll are requested to come and
bring their little mite boxes.
Dr. William L. Kibler will leave
Saturday for Lexington, N. C., where
he has purchased an office, and will
be prepared to do all kinds of dental
wnrt Onr best wishes go with him
| for success in business and a pleasant I
Misses Eula Ray and Nannie Mae |
Sligh, of Columbia, are visiting friends i
in this community.
Miss Olive Taylor and Mr. E. L.
J Dominick were quietly married at the
home of the bride's parents, near
Bachmn chapel, Sunday, Aug. 24th, at
3 p. m., by Rev. Y. von A. Riser, pastor
of the bride. The bride is the
third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. X.
Taylor, and is a very charming young
t'Viq orrnnm is a voung business
lClUV. A. w, J. ^ _
man of Pro. peritv. Both are well ;
known throughout the county and
have a number of friends, who wish
j for them a long life of happiness.
Lumber will be placed on the yard
in a few days for the new school
building at Jolly street. The work
will begin at once, in order that the
new bilduing may be ready for use by
the first or second week in October.
Two teachers will be employed; so it
is hoped to have a much better school.
The enrollment has been too large
for one teacher for the past several j
The outlook now is that the cotton
: crop in this section will be very good;
| also the price may be good, according
| to the way things look at present.
Several of our people attended labor
j day celebration at Parr Shoals Mon|
day. They report a very pleasant
The health of this community is
j very good.
This weather feels like a sepremoer
gale; tfhich.is not good weather on
our late cotton.
Any young lady wishing to attend |
a good boarding school and pay her ,
way entirely or in part wita indus- ,
trial work may secure aid by writing'
; a letter at once to RBD, this office.
GOV. BLEASE AT ELECTROCUTION
Of Two Negroes Who Murdered Constable
Cooler?Give His Reasons.
Qnopidl to Tho WornlH and Vpws
Columbia, Sept. 4.?Two negroes,
Davis Reynolds and Jasper Green,
convicted of the murder of J. R.
Cooler, 3 cor.stable in Beaufort county,
were electrocuted in the penitentiary
The electrocution was attended by
Gov. Blease. in the statement below :
he gives his ro??cn for being present ,
at the electrocution.
Several of the relatives of Cooler
wece also present at the electrocu-!
Dispensary Constable Cooler was !
killed March 29 last. After spending j
a day in raiding blind tigers, on St.
Helena island near Beaufort, he was
walking home after sunse~ with his ;
negro assistant. Without warning he
was shot in the head from ambush !
with a load of buckshot. Reynolds,
it was shown from the evidence, was
the owner of the shop last raided by j
Cooler, the owner of the gun and the
purchaser of the ammunition which
killed Cooler. Green was proven to i
have been the chief conspirator.
The governor in a statement said j
in substance that he attended the i
electrocution in this case because it'
was upon his recommendation' that j
the electric chair was substituted for 1
hanging as a more humane method of
punishment, and he had heard var- |
ious opinions from different people in j
j regard to the electric chair, and
i wanted to satisfy himself, if this was
ia more humane method than hanging.
That he had not gone before this because
he had the power to stop the
electrocution and thought best not to
be present, but in this instance these
negroes were convicted of kfaling a
commissioned officer of the State and
one of the bravest officers the State
ever had and a close friend of the
governor and he thought if there ever
was a time when as governor he could
attend this was it
With National Bank.
Clinton' Chronicle, 4th.
Mr. C. C. "Wallace of Newberry has
accepted a position With the First
National bank as book-keeper, as a
successor to Mr. Steve Wright, resigned.
Mr. Wallace has been connected
with the Smith Mercantile Co.,
lor iwo years pa.su as u?jvn.-n.c<=?>^i.
Marion Brown, a Jasper countyconvict,
shot the guard, H. D. Floyd
and made his escape.
FOURTH VICTIM DIES.
William A. Cureton Succumbs to in- ;
juries Suffered in Wreck.
Chester, Sept. 1.?William A. Cureton
of Fort Lawn, who was injured
in the Hooper's Creek wreck on the
Lancaster Chester railway July 30, j
died last Saturday night at the hospital
here. Mr. Cureton is the fourth
victim who has succumbed to in- j
juries received in the wreck.
Mr. Cureton's injuries consisted of
a severe fracture of the skull, confusions
of the legs and arms and
other hurts. Up to a week ago, how
ever, it was thought he would recov- j
er. Blood poisoning set in and the :
end came Saturday, just a month after
he had received his injuries.
For some time his brother, Walter
Cureton of Atlanta, had been with
him. In addition to this brother, Mr.
Cureton leaves a sister, who lives in
Columbia, and a number of relatives
The burial was at Lancaster yester- j
Coroner J. Hnery Gladden empan- !
eled a jury, which will render its ver- !
diet Friday morning at 11 o'clock.
AIRMAN PEGOUD DOES IT AGAIN.
Proves Somersault in Mid-Air was
Not an Accident.
Versailles, France, September 1.?
The thrilling manoeuvre of turning
a somersault in the air with an aeroplane
fly in 2: at rapid speed was repeated
today by the French Aviator j
Pegoud over the aerodrome at Bue, ;
near here, with perfect success.
Pegoud had promised that his performance
at Juvisy yesterday was
not the result of an accident, but was
a proof of proper control and also of
the stability of the earoplane.
He carried out the daring feat with
apparent ease again today in the presence
of officers of the French army
flying corps, about 100 military and
civilian aviators and a large assemblage
of the general public.
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THE SEWS OF POMARIA.
Cotton Coming In?Farmers and Merchants
Cnoniol , tn The Woralrl and X^WS.
cvy X U'y XXVAtVAVk M,MV?
Pomaria, Spt. 4.?Cotton has be- 1
gun to come in and a few bales of
this years' crop have been sold. The
average price being a little more than
twelve cents. Seed market has also
opened up and somn have been sold
at 90 cents per hundred. The merchants
and farmers are very much
helped up with the outlook of the. crop
and prices and every body seems jolly
We hope this will continue through
the whole season.
The barbecue to be given here on
Friday for the benefit of the Methodist
church seems as if it will be a success
and a large crowd may be expected.
There will be a good game of ball in
>Mr. Ace Shealy has about finished
repairing the ginning section which
he bought some time ago and Is
ready to gin any cotton that is
brought here. He has already ginned
several bales .which makes a fine sample.
He is now repairing his oil mill
and will start it up in the near future.
We wish him much success.
Mr. Arthur Counts who has recently
been appointed carrier on route
No. 3 began his ,work Thursday the
2nd. Although he has some rough
raids, he is making his rounds o. k.
j There was a large crowd went down
j to Parr Shoals Monday from here and
took in the sights and amusments of
the day. The Pomaria ball team won
;the game which was played in the
| morning by a close score, 7 to 6.
i There were too many features to
mention by both teams which was
heard from start to finish.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Setlzer and
son, Breaker, Miss Lurleen Aull, of
Pomaria and Mrs. E. B. Setzler, of
Newberry have gone to Chick Springs
for a few days. They went in Mr.
, Setzler's Oakland car and are expect!
ed home last of the week.
Some of our young folks enjoyed a
! social at the residence of Mr. Bennie
| Richardson's on Wednesday night.
! Rev. John A. McGraw, of Pageland,
is spending part of his vacation
j with his sister, Mrs. Jacob Cromer,
I :Mrs. Estelle Murphy and children,
1 of Orangeburg, are visiting relatives
I in the community.
Misses Lucile and Elizabeth Epting,
of Savannah, are spending some
time at Mr. D. L. Wedeman's.
Mr. Joe Boland made a flying trip
to Greenville on Wednesday. He is
in the lumber business.
Misses Eula Rae and Nannie Mae
Sligh, of near Columbia, are visiting
in,the community this week.
Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Pinner and little
Beamam, have come home from Horse
Shoe, N. C.
Miss Lula- Cochran, of Donalds, is
visiting Miss Ola Lominick.
Mr. Joe Chalmers, of Ware Shoals,
is visiting in the community.
Messrs. Karl Counts, and Claude
Sease, of Little Mountain, were visitors
in Pomaria on Wednesday.
Greenwood Wants Railway.
Greenwood, Sept. 2.?If the determination
of its citizens means anything,
and it has always meant something
in the past, Greenwood is to
have another railroad ana mrerurDan
system, connecting at Johnston with
the new system which James U. Jackson
and associates from Augusta are
going to build at once. Mr. Jackson,
Mr. McGrath, contractor of the new
road, President J. A. Lott of the Johnston
chamber of commerce, Engineer
Shand of Columbia and a number of
business men from Augusta and Johnston
met with representative members
of the Greenwood Merchants' association
and laid before the Greenwood
men a definite proposition which, if
accepted, means that Greenwood will
get another interurban system, the
line to come from Johnston to Greenwood.
The proposition made by the Johnston
chamber of commerce is regarded
as most reasonable. It does not
involve taking any stock, on the contrary
it will require a sum not unrea+
^ invop+ofl in Vinrirlc nf tTlP
?>UiJLClUlC LU UC 111 vcoitu ill ~ - -?w ,
road,%this being asked to enlist good
will and interest.
It has been the dream and ambition
of Greenwood to get a road
through this magnificent undeveloped
section. Survey after survey has been
made and money raised to promote
different projects in the hope that
capitalists might be interested in this
road enthusiasm and interest is at a
high point here now.
KEWS FROM THE CAPITAL.
Has Something More to Say About j
State Loan.?Other Note. |
Columbia, September 2.?Governor
Blease was unable on account of
official matters to go to Orangeburg :
today and make an address to the
R. F. D. State convention. He sent
tne following telegram to its secretary,
Paul K. Crosby: "On my return
to office - this morning I find
matter': < i r* ?jrrat importance de- i
manc'?'ig my attention that it is impossible
for me to be with you today
wit ."'I neglecting official work, j
This I regret very greatly indeed, as
i it always gives me great pleasure to
| 'meet with you gentlemen. Please |
| extend my kindest regards and best!
wisnes to eacn memoer 01 your as- j
sociation. Would be glad for you to j
meet in this city next year, so that j
I could show you all some personal.
The governor today named the following
as members of the county dispensary
board for Dorchester county: '
W. N. Campbell, L. A. Murray, L. W.!
Westbury. The following he named,
as members- of the Bamberg county
dispensary board: J. M. Grimes,'
! W. H. Faust, J. B. Kearse. j
The governor today addressed the
following letter to Mrs. Tom M. Owen,
: president general Woman's Auxiliary,
Southern Commercial congress, Mont|gomery,
Ala.: "I am in receipt of
your letter asking me to send you the
names of several leading women of
i this State, any one of whom would
make a State president from South
Carolina who would worthily represent
the State. There are so many
of our women who are so capable of
filling the position that it is a Hard
matter to suggest only a few, but, in
accordance with your request, I desire
to submit the following names:
Mrs. George W. Niciiolls, Spartanburg;
Mrs. H. W. Richardson, Columbia;
Mrs. |J. P. Carlisle, Greenville.
These ladies are prominent members
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, 6tand high in social life
and family connections, and if any
of them would accept the position sne |
would fill it with a great deal of
credit to South Carolina."
The governor today gave out the
following statement in regard to the
State loan matter:
"These notes have come back, as
stated in my letter, to my original
proposition, and thereby the State of
South Carolina has been saved many
dollars. Heretofore the State of
dollars. Heretofore the State has borrowed
the full amount of money
she needed, whether it be $?juu,uu or
$500,000, in bulk, aDd it drew interest I
from the day it was borrowed, not- j
withstanding the fact that the banks
kept it on deposit and much of it
was not paid out until late in the
year. Still the banks were holding
the money and the State was paying
them interest for, it. If Mr. Matthews'
bid had not gone back to the original
proposition, an tne orner uuiias underbid
him and he would have absolutely
lost this loan, as is shown by
the figures, and only by going back !
to his original proposition and agreement
with me was he enabled to se- I
cure this loan.
"Besides these matters, this pre- 1
cedent which has been set will not j
only now, but hereafter, be followed,
and the State in the future will be
saved many thousands of dollars by ,
paying interest on money when it
gets it, instead of borrowing it;
~ V ,3 nni^ l-l 1TT1 T) CT itltPT'PS't i
mouuis Ctucau rtuu yv.j n>n ? ,
| when it is not using it, as it has been i
! doing heretofore. Therefore, I have
gained something for the State by'
making this fight, as all must admit. |
However, I really think, and am still
of the opinion, that the legislature
should put the State on a cash basis
and not have to borrow this money
every year. By doir.0 this it would
1 " 1- ? Ar?f
be unnecessary to nave a. ijic<jcucm,
such as this set for borrowing committees."
Mayes' Fountain Pens.
Read the advertisement of Mayes'
Book and Vareity store in this issue.
Mayes' fountain pens, at a dollar each,
are daisies, and well worth the money.
These pens are especially made
for Mayes' trade.
The Tvlississlnni River is 3,160 miles j
long and the Missouri, which emp
; ties into it, is 3,100 miles long.
j B. E. Geer has been elected presiI
dent of the Westervelt Mill.
THAW ON WAY BACK
TO INSANE ASYLUM
>E>V YORK STATE SCORES ROTABLE
VICTORY IN FIGHT.
Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted,
Fugitive Enjoys Moments of
Coaticock, Que., Sept. 3.?Harry
Kendall Thaw pried out of Sherbrooke
jail on a writ of habeas corpus obtained
by a coup of William Travers
Jerome enjoyed three minutes of
liberty, this aftar?oon and then was
seized by the dominion immigration
authorities and hustled by automobile
to this little town, where tonight he
paced the floor of the immigration detention
room. Tomorrow morning a
special board of inquiry will sit m his
case and by night he may be thmst
across the Vermont border as an undesirable
alien. It generally was predicted
tonight that before many hours
Thaw would be back in the Matteawan
asylum, from which he escaped
Sunday, August 17.
Beginning of En?
The beginning of the end of Thaw's
refuge in Canada came with dramatic
swiftness. A. writ of habeas corpus,
sued out Saturday at the direction of
Jerome, with John Boudreau, chief
of police of this village, as petitioner
was sustained at 2.45 o'clock this afternoon
by Ma<tthew Hutchinson, superior
judge of the district of St
Francis, sitting in chambers at Sherbrooke.
Stolid, pallid, numb, Thaw sat
not five feet from the Jndge as he
read the decision. When in the very
last paragraph the court declared
him 9 troo mow Trisnr fleomad +n
crumple vrp on the lounge where he
sat. A cigar stump fell from his left
hand and from his right hand fluttered
two gay bits of ribbon a child
had given him. But he did not rise.
W. K. McKeown, of his counsel,
leaned over and, patting him on the
shoulder, whispered, Thaw raised his
big, staring eyes and stood up.
"Come With Us"
Immigration officers moved near
him and then T-hajw began slowly to
move to the door. At the threshold
Assistant Superintendent Robertson
af tfcp Immigration bureau said aim
ply, "Come with us, Mr. Thaw." And
without a word, except a hoarse goodbye
to the reporters, Thaw obeyed.
Five minutes later a gray roadster
streal'ed away from the court house.
In the back seat was Thaw. He had
not even been given time to pack his
scanty belongings and voluminous
correspondence in bis cell. In a hour
he was here in Coaticock, guarded
in the detention room by two stalwart
dominion police. None but
counsel was allowed to see him. ,
The 23 mile trip over was without
special incident. Thaw expressed no
surprise, evidenced no grief. Behind
him trailed his defeated laywers.
The New York authorities have arranged
everything on the other side
of the border, even down to distributing
deputy sheriffs and automobiles.
It would not surprise Thaw's
lawyers, if, once across the line, he
were put bodily into a car and headed
straight for the New York lin.e
There is basis for this suggestion in
the fact that John Lanyon, a private
detective, has been made a "special
attendant" of Matfceawan and in this
capacity it is certain would be authorized
to handle Thaw as an escaped
DIES WHEN HIS HOME BURNS.
Pendleton Man's Charred Body in
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XiUJIiS 11VMOM1J V1IU xnuiu
Anderson, , September 2.?F. W.
Jones, a white man about fifty years
of age, was burned to death' in his
home on the outskirts of Pendleton
and his house and contents were destroyed
last night, in a fire which is
supposed to have been started
through his own carelessness. Jones
was drinking yesterday, it is said,
and ran off members of his family.
It seems that one of the boys return
ed later, when his father was not noticing,
to secure his clothes and he
noticed that the fr'her had built
a roaring fire in the stove. It is presumed
that the fire started from the
stove and that Jones's condition prevented
his getting out. A charred
mass of bones and flesh was found ia
Many a woman who otherwise has
excellent sight, can't see through her
Louisville, Kv., has established an
open air school.