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VOLOTE LII, SfUXBEB 90. NEWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER lit, 1914. TWICB A W1JEK, IUI 4 tltAJk.
. TREASURER TO PAY
CARTER SATISFIED AFTER OPINION
FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL
>tate Treasurer G/ves Reasous for
Holding Tp JleLLiurm's
News and Courier.
Columbia, >Jov. 11.?Having received
an opinion <:rom the attorney general's
office "that the fund amounting
10 $72,098. i>3 is available for tins appropriation
and claims presented under
the warehouse act should be paid
from this fund," S. T. Carter, State
treasurer, today consented to honor
scuch warrants as may be presented
by John L. McLaurin, State warenouse
commissioner, for the expense of the
cotton warehouse system. Mr. Carter
Tuesday turned down a warrant presented
by Mr. McLaurin on the ground
that t'.'.ere was no fund in the State
treasury applicable to the warehouse
"At that time," said Mr. Carter, "I
' " '' T '? f'not T iholH 11 r>
.*010. 31T. JkXC LJCL U i i 11 tuaw x '* * uu " v*u ?r
the claim until I could secure a ruling
from the attorney gereral. I see by
the press that Mr. Mcl-aurin has seen
fit to praise th-e comptroller general
for his care in handling accounts, and
yet he criticises me because I saw fit
10 satisfy myself that I had a legal
rig^t to pay out the State's money.
Wanted Correct Account*
4<Tne statement in the attorney gen
* ~+y?o+ ?t i
erai's letter to i>ir. m^uatym mm x
note from your letter that there is $17,- j
500 in the treasury unappropriated,'!
led to believe that his opinion was j
based on that information, and I was j
not willing to proceed to pay out the j
State's money until a true statement 1
of the condition of the treasury was
^submitted to the attorney general.
1 1 1
irhe attorney general nas X U1CU.
that there is money in the treasury applicable
to tee warehouse appropriation
and I snail abide by his ruling, j
"I have no desire, nor is it my in- j
tention, to block and interfere in any
manner in the administration o:' any
other department of the State government.
but as long as I am treas
urer I expect to administer the affairs !
| of that department according to law, j
and when I am in doubt as to my legal :
authority I shall consult the attor- j
ney general and be governed by his !
rulings; Mr. McLaurin or any ot'cer j
man to the contrary notwithstanding.-' j
DEWBERRY'S TAX ACCOUNT
Amount Charged for Taxes In Newberry
County?A Pretty B/g
The figures published below give the !
amount of tax to be paid by tv.e peo- j
pie of Newberry for the various items l
named. In other words, it is the
amount that has been charged up to j
the treasurer by the auditor. Of'
course there will be some rebates and
some preperty no* found and possibly !
some double entry. The books for the i
collection of taxes cave been turned j
over to the county treasurer by the j
A ... I
State * i
County 2~>,60S.69 j
Spec-ial county 7.316.79 !
Road tax 7,316.79
Tax levied in portions of
the county R. R 6,730.41
School constitutional 3mill
Snedal and local school ... 23.961.26 !
Poll . 6.013.00
For ( omiii:ssfoner.
, The many friends of Mr. Robt. D
? Smith announce his name for the posi- :
ft rion of commissioner of public works, j
to succeed Mr. M. L. Spearman. Mr. J
I Smith is a good business man and we ;
foo.' euro will rlicfhurpp fhp fllltipf? rvf !
% ~ v. ""!
r.he position with business like ability,
r * He will abide the rules of the Dem^
Since writing the paragraph that
k "Mr. M. L. Spearman was unopposed
A for reelection, Mr. R. D. Smith is anil^
nounced as a candidate for com mi sA
sioner of public works. Mr. L. W.
R Floyd is announced for re-election
1& from Ward 3 as member of board of
school trustees. All good men.
<S> THE IDLER <s>
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My, though, tee women have the
town this week. Ain't it true? Did
you ever see so many? They start
early and they work late. I guess
they must be doing things. I happened
on the street one afternoon when
they were marching down town from
the Baptist church to tbe court house,
; ana it ioooKea iiKe a regiment, ana i
guess it was a regiment, and they are
' figcting in a good cause. Pity they
| couldn't go over on the continent and
| tell those Germans and Allies how
i they should fight, and put them in a
| different kind of war from what they
i are waging. They tell me teat at the
court touse even at evening sessions
no men scarcely can find a seat. The
| men should go out and learn some!
tViincr "XX7a11 T Irrvn if ic olr*icrV>f
I uiiiiQ. it v-x, x i vvivv/n AO uui^iu. A
have been told they are not suffrai
gettes. That is good. They are do;
ing a great work in this State. I
; hope they will do some good in NewI
berry by their coming, and I believe
i they will. I am sure they will go
; away saying nice thing about the peoj
pie of Newberry for wOile our people
I will fight one ^another and won't pull
: together on anything for the good of
the town for fear tne Commercial
bank or some other hank is working
the thing ;'or its o-wn benefit, they will
get together on one thing, and that
is making the stranger within its gates
feel at home and glad that he (she)
came and when it comes to entertainment
we beat ti^e world. They tell
me that Jim Burton (beg pardon. I
should say Mr. J. A. Burton, and he's
a fine fellow too) has burned up a
hundred gallons of gasoline and wore
out tour brand nerw Firestone tires
running his Studebaker hauling the
fair delegates, and that he always
tries to look out for tfte youngest and
handsomest of the delegates. Just how
he managed tee latter I do not know
for I am informed that they are all
young and handsome and that many
of them are not married. Mr. Burton
is doing the proper thing in giving or
ins nine ana nroney ior me pleasure or
ot'jrs. That is the only way to enlarge
and develop ourselves. But he is not
t)!:e only one. Other gave their cars
and their time. W. S. Melton, and
Herman Wrig:t, I have heard met all
trains and Walter Wallace. Well, to
tell the truth I don't know all wbo
were there but I feel sure those who
were not present would have been if
that notjee to stay away and let the
committee do it had not been published
in the namers. Sn ar as T am eon
cerned I am glad t':at these good women
came and I feel sure that they
will leave a good influence on our
whole communtiy which will continue
to do good long a ter they have gone.
God bless the dear women.
I read somewhere the other day fee
following lines which I am glad that
I n it- -Paw T ti*n "? a r~ f A w> + A
i au w iui 1 v> am, n; vjuu-ujuciiu utuui iy
people of Newberry. I don't knoAv
w'.:o wrote it but it is good and so
true t'.at I want every one in Newberry
to read it. Here it is. Read.
It Isn't Your Town?It's You.
If you want to live in the kind of a
Like the kind of a town you like, j
You needn't slip your clothes in a
And start on a long, long hike.
You'll onlv find what you left behind, !
For there's nothing tfcat s really
It's a knock at yourself when you j
knock your town.
It isn't your town?It's you.
Real towns arc not made by men \
Lest somebody else gets ahead.
When e.eryone works and nobody i
You can raise a town from the dead. ,
And if while you make your personal
lour neigi.:uor can aia-tve une, tuu,
Your town will be w. at you want to I
It isn't your town?It's YOU.
Just what I have been saying for a :
long time. It is YOU, not the town.
YOU make the town and if you don't
make it good it will be bad. Whvnot
c'orget yourself?your noble self?;for
just a few spare moments, and do
something for the good of your town,
That's what we want 1 Newberry?
! some one?all of YOU?to forget your
noble selves for just a few moments
and realize that there are other fellows
and that those other fellows have
some rights, and if they should happen
to make a little more money than
you do, that you should be glad because
tihen. even from a selfish stand
I . ~ ~ ' . !
point, you will have a little better
chance to get some of it for yourself.
If nobody has any money how under
* ig<h heayen are you to get any. Let's
! get together. That's the thing. Form
a get together club and to en stick to
it. It is easy to < orm a club or a
chamber of commerce or a business
league or anything in Newberry, but
(the trouble is to keep it formed. I b?
i neve it was cm Arp w?..o sain mat
! when Lincoln issued his orders for the
Southerners who had begun to organize
and arm themselves for the war, to
| disband that he went out in a 'hundred
acre field all by his lonely and tried
for a week to disband and he just
couldn't. That is the spirit. ' Let us
' organize and stay organized. And then
cooperate and do things. That's it. Do
things. If we once make up our minds
to get together t)': en everything else
good will come to us. Remember that.
It will do you good.
Then clean uip your town. That is J
a great thing. I think I said once j
before that whoev er said that "clean- |
liness was nevt to gocumess' spoKe i
a parable and if it wasn't in the Bible
it was as true as Bible, and had a
good show to get in t>.:e next revision
of that greatest of all Books.
! ? |
Zflrrk Wright?nardon me. Zack? I
but I mean by this speaking to be 1
kind and affectionate and loving?of
course affectionate and loving mean
the same tilling?hut I want by this
speaking to impress the idea?Zack
and his council, I say that done good
and his council, I say, have done a good
piece of street work on Caldwell
street 'from Boundary to Johnstone,
but it is such a soort distance, and
just wfry they didn't take t'r.e good
work on to Friend street is a mystery. j
0, they say they have no money, but;
that same force is working somewhere j
and it. costs just as much and this is j
so needed, 0, so terribly badly need- j
ed?1 wish I knew some more ex- j
pressive adjectives, I would use them 1
?but why did you not do just a little !
more while you had Joe Werts over j
there;. Joe seemed so happy to be j
u-npl-inor ftipr in town nn somp r>f fthesfi .
bad streets that I really t'.'.ink it was \
cruelty to animals to take him away !
so soon. Joe is a fine bellow and gets \
good work out of '"ns force, if he just i
could be permitted to do it on some of (
these awful?is that a good word??j
streets, in town?that is if I could ,
be permitted to call some of them }
streets. 0, Zack and city council, let j
me plead with you for the sake of'
humanity to do a little more street pav- j
ing. But why not use some sort of paring
+.hat would be less noisy, and
dustless. I have heard that there is
a paving til:at is bet.1.', noiseless and j
dustless. and that it does not cost any '
more. Why not try it. Jtiut I am play- :
ing the glad game and I want to say
nice tcings and I am glad and thank- |
ful that you did the little that you did, j
only let me plead with you ihat you do j
just a little more. Joe and his force ;
have suddenly dropped out of sight. 1
1 hope they are not lost.
Here It Is In Full.
A nflifnr J-Tiicrono <5 Wprtis line: f'rtlYl
pleted bis work and Treasurer John
L. H.pps is collecting taxes. The little
delay of the work in the auditor's office
was providential to many taxpayers,
who have been thrown hack
by the war and the low price of cotton.
The books are in time for the
collection of taxes and now t :at times
are brightening t1 e people will be
more able to pay. Auditor Werts has
worked hard and laitnfully to put
things in good condition and he has
i.l,? V ~ ?4.
S U CCc'fcHI LU lll^ uruuilt Ul tuc puuiiv
Death of Mrs. Dobbms.
iMrs. Eliza Dobbins, widow of Jesse
Dobbins. as:ed 72 years, died "Wednesday
night at 10 o'clock, and was
buried at Rosemont cemetery Thursday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. She is
survived by fr'^ree children. Mrs. Kate
Evans. Mrs. Henry Brown and Mrs. J.
R. Bedenbaugh and two grand children.
S':e lived in West End with
THE WOMAN'S CONVENTION
Well Attended?The Days Filled Wfth
Work?Able Address s and Re.
One of the largest and most important
meetings of the Baptist of the
State is in session in Newberry under
t;';e leadership of Rev. and Mrs.
E. Pendleton Jones and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. West, chairman of the hospitality
committee. Every arrangement has
been made for the comfort and welI
:are of the more than four hundred
delegates and visitors in attendance.
Newberry's weatherman '*r.as done his
best and heaven and earth 'have vied
in making the ladies welcome.
After a number of board meetings
? j -ii +v,o
ailtl oiiiers tut: 111 ol scsoiuju ui.
convention opened Tuesday evening
at 8 o'clock in the auditorium of tf.'.e
court house, Dr. Jones of Xewberry
presiding. Addresses were made by
Doctor Jones, Dr. B. D. Gray, of Atlanta,
and Rev. John Lake, of Canton,
China. At this and each succeeding
session special music was provided by
local committee of arrangements, and
Mrs. G. G. Byers, of Gaffney, brought
spiritual messages in song. The officers
of the convention are:
Mrs. J. D. Chapman, president.
Mrs. C. E. Watson, vice president
Mrs. J. E. Brunson, vice president
Miss Mary Adams, vice president
Mrs. M. N. Tillman, vice president
Miss Eunice Williams vice president
Mrs. J. R. Fizer, corresponding secretary.
Miss Bessie Major, recording secretary.
Miss Jessie King, treasurer.
Mrs. T. N. Ryan, auditor.
Mrs. Geo. E. Davis, superintendent;
Y. M. C/s.
Mrs. "VV. J. Hatc':er, superintendent
Y. P. S.
!Mrs. Joel T. Rice, superintendent
Mrs. P. E. Clinkscales, college correspondent.
Mrs. R. C. Hoyt, honorary member
And almost every officer and speaker
After the daily mission study class
which begins at 8:45, the first morning
session was called tc order
promptly at 9:45 for these wom-^n are
punctual and busy and businesslike
and quiet and orderly in ti'.eir meetings,
legislatures and congresses
could learn from them. The opening
praise service was conducted by Mrs.
E. Pendleton Jones, after which the
president, vice president, secretaries
and treasurer made their annual reports
which showed marked growth j
during the year. The treasurer's report
showed that toe following
amount 'had been raised by the women i
during the year:
For Foreign Missions $20.358.fio I
For Home Missions 12.S69.U.5 \
For* State Missions 10,721.26 1
rP?*ii ir, cr ^hrml . 2.272.32
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Other objects brought the grand j
total up to $52,74-7.07.
T is is an increase Over last year
The State is divided into five divisions
and the report was submitted by
Mrs. M. X. Tillman, of Edgefield, for j
the Western division which includes j
iMrs. Tillman is vice president of j
t is division and states that her sec- i
ond year is closing under most fav-!
She reviews the work or" the sev- j
erai associations in her district, all |
which are in a very prosperous and
As to the Reedy River association, j
Mrs. Tillman has t'.'.e following to I
"The Banner Association oi the1
Western division is Reedy River, hav- j
ing made the greatest advance of j
all over last year's record. The ap- j
portionmerit, increased ?.orty per cent., j
has been raised and exceeded. by |
more than a hundred dollars. Four I
meetings attended by the energetic!
superintendent were stimulating and
Mrs. Tillman concludes r.er very
interesting report as follows:
"The apportionment was $7,741.50,
and the total raised was $8,821.21.
These figures do not include gifts
to other objects wo.ich added to the
above amount to $10,3^33.61 with 193
c.:urches and 189 societies."
An address on stewardship was de- i
livered by Mrs. G. W. Quick, of Greenville,
and Dr. Z. .F. Cody, editor of the
Baptist Courier, spoke on the denominational
The convention divided up into five
divisions for an hour and a ualf meeting
in different churcnes of the city
' and discussing the work in their sev- j
j eral territories, then at 4 o'clock the
i conlv ention assembled as a whole,;
wi.en the devontional exercises were1
conducted by Miss Emmeline Thornhill.
Reports and papers followed by
Miss Sue Wilson, Mrs. J. 0. Goi'gh,
Miss H. H. Wright, Miss Tibbie Car;
roll, Miss Josephine Winn and others.
| At 8:00 o'clock the devotional exerI
~ Kxr Mic?c Qnllin
j CIStJS WCI'C UUI1UUVI/cu \jj
| ger, one of the guests of 'honor, and
j the report of Christian Education preI
pared by Mrs. Howard Lee Jones was
j read by Mrs. D. M. Ramsay and was
' followed by toe address from Doctor j
Ramsay, president of Greenville Fe- |
male college. Other instructive ad-1
~anr. li'flpn modo hv \Tiqs .Top! T\ i
U1 C9070 w; ~ ~? ,
Rice, Mrs. M. G. White, Miss Paneuma
Barton and others.
The remainder of the programme includes
addresses by Mrs. W. J. Hatcher,
IMrs. Mamie N. Tillman, Mrs. F.
S. Richardson, Mrs. Beattie Rowland,
Mrs. E* J. Smith, Mrs. T. S. Wilbur,
Mrs. W. 'C. 'VVJhitescarver, Mrs. Geo. E, |
Davis, on the different departments of
the manifold work of the Union. The
programme, for Thursday afternoon
and Friday is as follows:
Dfevotional?Rev. John Lake.
Home Missions?(Mrs. A. C. Cree.
Foreign Missions?Mrs. Edwin G.
Address?/Miss Martha Sullinger.
Address?Mrs. Jo'nn Lake.
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Offering?Jubilate Fund. Canton
Devotional?Mrs. W. J. Hatcher.
Recommendations of Executive
Election of officers.
Obituaries?Mrs. R. C. Hoyt.
Time and Dlace.
Nominate delegates to W. iM. U., |
(Southern Baptist Convention, j
Appointment of W. M. U. messen
gers to State Convention.
Minutes of morning session.
Closing service?Mrs. John Lake.
I A >'oble Undertaking.
I Talking about raving the right spirit,
the patriotic spirit, Manager H. B.
Viae if in o whn1 p-hparted man- !
j *? tliO AAA V*. . -
ner. He is setting apart Wednesdays j
j for the various denominational or- J
phanages in the State and will devote i
|t':e entire proceeds to these institu-1
j :ions. The past Wednesday's enterf
tainment was for the Connie Maxwell
! orphanage. Xext Wednesday's receipts
will go to the Lutheran orphanage
at Salem, to be followed each sucpppriin?
Wednesdav by benefit show
for one of the other orp' anages until 1
the rounds are made. He will have '
on full and complete programmes of '
moving pictures for these occasions, j
It would seem to be needless to urge j
the people to occupy all available
space at the Opera House during these
motion performances, as surely everyone
feels the inclination of so doing.
The orphans n^ed your help. At the
?a:no rime vou will see some fine pic- i
tures at very small cost, in addition I
to bearing sweet music, whether from !
electric hands or the softly-touching j
fingers of Miss 'Florence Drennon, I
t':e talented pianist now with the |
management. Henry B. Wells is do- I
ing a grand work in a worthy cause j
and Is not making a cent out of the ;
- . I
undertaking, but bearing all expenses.
This beats all yet. Long live Wells
and all connected with him.
Mrs. Joe Cooly, of Manila, is in the
city today. Her mother, Mrs. Lan'ord
is with her. ^
Mr. G. W. Allen, of Americus, Ga?
was in our city last week.. Also Mr.
W. D. S'.aver and W. C. Hook, of
TOWN IX WEST FLAXDERS CEXTRE
French, to Create Diversion, May Attempt
Offensive Against Lorraine
London, Nov. 11.?The Germans
have resumed their attack on the allied
line between the coast and the
Lys River, and while the 'French claim
generally to have held their positions
the Germans ha've captured Dixmude.
the centre of some of the fiercest fighting
of the war.
The country between Dixmude anc
Ypres, where the belligerents have
made violent a/ttacks and counter attacks
for weeks and where losses
T : ? iv.
uttvt^ueeui heavier even mail vuvse lithe
battle of the Yser, again is the
scene of a battle, while, for fury seldom,
if ever, has been equalled.
Road to Dankzrb.
iBehind Dixmude is the direct road
i to Dunkirk, one of the French ports
|on which the Germans have set their
hearts and if they can break through
here tho allies will .have to fall back
to new positions. The invaders hav
concentrated their forces at this pointand
their success in taking Dixmude..
where they claim to have captured five
hundred prisoners and positions west
of Langemarck, where, according tc
the Berlin report, 2,000 prisoners fell
into their hands, shows that the statements,
so ireely made, that they have
been sending troops from tLe west
to Poland are without foundation.
As a mater of fact military men
here believe the Germans as soon as
they saw tiaey could not capture !War
saw dispatched troops from that region
to the west not imagining that
the Russian pursuit could be carried
out with such rapidity.
At oteer points along the battle
front in France the French official
communication claims some successes
for the allies, but the German headquarters'
staff declares all attacks
' nave been repulsed.
it is considered certain that with the
enormous forces required for t-.e effort
to get through to the coast and
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to protect tneir own couniry iruuu
Russian invasion the Gemans cannot
throw additional troops into the lines
whidh stretcb through Northern
France and along theFranco-Geman
The French through whose army is
growing daily, migit attempt an offensive
against Lorraine or Alsace as
a diversion, which would relieve the
pressure in the west.
BIG FOOTBALL GAME
CAROLINA VS. NEWBERRY
The biggest football game that has
ever been played in Newberry is promised
for next Thursday afternoon,
when Carolina tackles Newberry on
the local gridiron. -Four weeks ago
t?he two teams met in a splendid game
in Columbia and the resulting score
was i. tie 13 to 13. Carolina is coming
up next Thursday to untie the
cr-nro and slip is confident of doing it
in her favor. A large crowd of Columbia
rooters are coming along "to
see Carolina beat Xewberry. "There
is some talk of chartering a special
train for the occasion.
The Xewberry boys are not doing
much talking, but the\ expect to be
there too, when that score is untied.
The team is somewhat crippled irom
the hard games they '.:ad on the Charleston
trip, but it may be set down
as a fact that, no matter whica way
the score goes, t:e Carolina boys will
know that toey hav? had a "sure
enough" game of football.
The biggest cro-wd that lias ever
attended an inter-collegiate game at
the college park is expected to be
present at the game. People are com
ing from Laurens, Saluda, Lexington,
and Richland counties, as well as
from t-'.:e various towns- in Newberry
county. The to-wn itself will be but in
full force. A movement will be started
to secure a closing of the stores
during the hours of the game, in order
to give everyone an opportunity
to see a real game of football. \
Come out to see the game, and bave
a pleasant time with your "riends. It
will be a fine game.