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i Mrs. Jas. L. Aull
Winthrop Daughters. I
The Winthrop Daughters wii] meet.
with Mrs. M. C. Rawl, Prosperity, iS. |
C., Friday afternoon, July 9, at 5:l30|
o'clock. Those wishing to go will meet j
at the rest room ac 4:45. o'clobk. The '
members will go in^automobiles, pay-!
ing 40 cents for the round ftrip.
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Junior Workers' Social.
Twice a year the Junior Workers'
band of the Church of the Redeemer
have a social meeting, at which times
their mite boxes are brought in. On
Tuesday afternoon these little folks
l:ad quite a jolly time playing all kinds
of games on the spacious lawn of Mrs.
E. R. Hipp.
After an hour or two or much fun
and merriment, delicious cream and
cake was served.
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Mrs. Boozer Honored.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. J. Y. McFall
was hostess at a very attractive
"Fourth of July" party in honor of
Mrs. Arch Boozer, of Bartow, Ga., Mrs.
John M. Kinard assisting her in receiving
Shasta daisies were used in profusion
throughout the home. It was a
veritable daisy July party.
Rook was played for a time, Miss
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IN VIGOROUS LANGUAGE
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?cause 1 realize tf'-at the State ~warehoufie
system - was a revolutionary
proposition, and it was.not unnatural
that It should be strenuously opposed.
I do not propose to renew the -fight,
hnt if t svm attacked I will defend my
self, just as I did last winter. But'
somebody else has got to kit rthe first'
Third. The charge that tT:e busi-1
---::ness "has been turned over to-a firm
of New York brokers to place at a
11-4 rate in unauthorized companies"
is absolutel-y untrue, and I defiy them
to name the firm of brokers. Every |
effort has been made by tkese vampires
to find out how I was placing t his insurance.'
Tat is my business, and I
-do not propose to tell them.
Such reckless lies should show any j
fair-minded man that it is malice, in-!
v spired oy greea, ana wormy ui uaugm
The article makes a statement that!
'xhe banks do not regard the State!
warehouse receipt as being altogether j
satisfactory." In reply, I beg to say
that it is only those banks who have j
not taken the trouble to go into the j
merits of the system. When I wanted !
to finance the State receipts I went to
tanking institutions?not to pawn
broker shops. Mr. W. P. G. Harding,
of the federal reserve board, gave me
letters to six of tl':e New York banks,'
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in which he commenaea me ouiie,
warehouse system of South Carolina.
as follows: "It is far in advance of
anything Vet attempted and a model
for ?he other States to follow." Every
banker to whom I explained the sys-1
tem -gave it his unqualified approval, I
and I Cave not requested a loan upon j
State warehouse receipts where in a
single instance it has riot been granted.
I liave been very patient about this
matter of insurance and I have wanted
to work trough the agents in the various
towns, because I know that personally
they are. an intelligent and a)
good set of men. But I fcave found
it impossible, on account of the ex
actions and tie arrogant methods of j
tie hydra-headed monopoly for whom ;
. they are working. I realize the power
of this monopoly, an-d (purposely
framed the S:ate warehouse act to escape
tfcejr greedy clutches, and I am
glad to find that the State of South
Carolina is not so entirely enmeshed
in the galling chains of this abominable
trust-as- to be entirely helpless.
The fling made in this article at Mr.
McMasfcer, our insurance commissioner,
-evidences the arrogant contempt they
feel for all wfco do not 'bow in sub;
mission to their will. I have the power
under the law to insure in reputable
companies when and where I please.
Otherwise I could not escape their
testacies. I fcave not insured in a single
company without consultation with
Mr. McMaster, and to a very large ex- j
tent I have been following Iris advice, j
1 hope that when the legislature meets j
next winter it will give Mr. MciMaster i
support, because I think he understands
John L. McLaurin,
?tare Warehouse Commissioner.
,Insurance Department of South Carotttoa,
.^olianlbia, <S. X./ July J, j
J.,1a $<$j?rorin, .State yar?house
Phones 1 or 76 X
The booby went co Mrs. . J. Purcell.
There were five tables.
Following the games a delicious
salad course was served.
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One of the most enjoyable affairs of
the season among the younger set was
a progressive party on Tuesday evening,
given by Misses Matthews, Sophia
Nell and Selma Crotwell. After danc-!
ing a while at the Lome of Miss Matthews,
the guests were invited no the
home of the Misses Crotwell, where
they were served a delicious salad I
course, followed by cream and cake. I
Then the guests returned to the romej
of Miss Matthews, where dancing was!
continued until the gong was sounded j
and they were gently informed that icj
meant go home. Those present were
the following couplel:
Miss Mildred Purcell with Harry!
Summer, Miss Xancy Fox wit)': John
Floyd, Miss Pauline Fant with Ralph
Langford, Miss Margherita Matthews
with Tincy Davis, iMiss Anna Coe Keitt
with Forrest Crotwell, Miss Janie Mc-1
Howie with Ferd Scurry, Miss Selma
Crotwell with Clark Bloya, Miss Frances
Mcintosh with Gurney Summer,
Miss Bertha Gallman with Russel
Swain, Miss Sopf-ia Nell Crotwell with
Oscar Summer, Miss Gladys Chappell
with Foster Smith. :
Commissioner, [Columbia, S. C.
Referring to our conversation over
tf-e phone yesterday it gives me pleasure
to say that from time to time yourself
and representatives of your office
have discussed with me various mat/
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ters connected with the insurance ofj
the State warehouses. You have in- j
quired about companies, their assets J
and liabilities and invariably have I
asked whether or not t':is, that, or
the other company in which you were
considering placing insurance was licensed
in the S:ate.
Your department has never so far
as I know proposed placing insurance
in unlicensed companies, and certainly
it has not paid or tendered payment
to this department of the three per
cent tax on premiums required to be
paid on insurance placed in unlicensed
companies, as provided in section 20,
act 300, acts of 1912.
I feel sure tf:ait your department1
would not willingly violate the laws of,
the State. The fact that you have not |
nai/j this tax or tendered navment of
it will be evidence to me that your j
department had noc placed any insur-j
ance in unlicensed companies.
Complying with your request, I am j
enclosing herewith a copy of the bill i
to created a State life fund, ti':e granting
of annuities. (This bill has no ref- j
erence to fire insurance, but is not i
distant in principle from the method j
so successfully pursued by the Sate!
of South Carolina in carrying its own,
insurance on public buildings.
Wishing your department every success
in the world and offering to cooperate
with you in any way possible,
I am, Very truly,
(Signed) F. H. McMaster,
Beatrix Michelena to Be Seen in
^Jrignon" at the Opera House
Tuesday, July 18.
On January l&th, the "World Film
(Corporation presents the 5-part photoplay
"Mignon,M produced by the California
Motion Picture corporation.
Some of t?e greatest names in art,
music and literature have been associated
with the story of "Mignon."
Originally written by 'Goethe, Ambroise j
Thomas utilized the theme for a grand
opera, and the name part was undertaken
in the last forty years by some
of the world's greatest operatic artists,
those who with, lyrical ability combined
acting genius. There is no grand
opera house on the globe which has'
not offered this fascinating subject,
at some time or other, to its patrons.
As literature and music, (men, "Mig-;
non" furnishe'd tfte producers of the(
photo-play with a grand opportunity I
for translating into film form a story,
the renown of which was so thoroughly
well established. The writings of
Goethe, the autilor of "Wilhelm Meister,"
have enjoyed a reputation for two
centuries, and among the writers of
grand opera music the name of Ambroise
Thumas is conspicuously placed.
Here you have a complexity and internationality
of reputation which
casts a heavy burden on the shoulders
OI tre picture producer?a, \jrt?r.ma.ii
classic, made stage famous by French
music, played all over the world and
to be reproduced in film form by American
hand$ and initfdS in California.
Some pro&Teim 'that, of preserving the
sentiment of such a :heme; and of J
finding a fitting representative for the j
part of "Mignon," who pervades the!
photo-play all through. For "Mignon" j
is one of those screen stories which !
relies upon its success upon one char-j
acter to which all the other characters
are subordinated, however important, j
ti ey are of themselves or in relation ;
to the heroine.
In early life, "Mignon" was stolen by ,
G.ypsies, and her father, in consequence
of his loss, becomes demented, i
The girl has lost all recollection of her ,
early associations, which were of the;
grandest; the prematurely old man'
l:as abiding sorrow in his tatteredloneliness;
the disappearance of his
child, for whom he is ever seeking.'
The two meet fortuitously in their
wanderings and become inseparable,'
/Iaoc nn+ vanncmWa hi?; <
UUl luc lauuti Vivr\,4j UVI. ? ,
daughter, and the girl, is oblivious
of tfe fact that old Lothario is her'
Rescued from tie cruel treatment of
Giarno. her Gypsy owner, by the chiv-!
alrous Wilhe'm Meister, the untamed t
girl, Mignon, falls in love with her
cour.ly savior, and can not be deterred
from worshipping him with her wi.ole
heart and soul. Filina, Wilhelm's im;
perious fiance, resents the adoration
; of the impetuous Gypsy girl for Wil;
helm, and jealousy leads her to lock
j the girl in a burning castle from whicri.
she is rescued by Wilhelm. j
j Lothario returns at length to his
; ancestral home and accidentally dis|
covers that Mignon is his daughter, to
I whom in f:er rehabilitated condition,
I Wilhelm seeks permission to pay court.
I Mignon, throughout her adventures
I is at times selfish, daring, jealous, suspicious,
devoted, brave, unconvention-'
a], loving?the creator of the character
would appear to have made his j
heroine a complete microcosm of fem- J
inine foibles and idiosyncracies.
Sucn a role, of course, could only be
attempted by an artist of consummate j
beauty and histrionic powers, and it:
is not exaggeration to say that in Bea-1
triz Michelena, the famous grand opera j
star of the Pacific coast, an ideal
"Mignon" was found, and that in the1
photo-play she lives the character she
Apparently Slavs, siroiigiy nc-iuiurc-cu, j
~ Have Brought Movement to
London, July 7.?By the employment
of strong reinforcements the Russians
temporarily at least have checked fthe
Austro-German advance toward the
, Luhin railway, which if successful,
would imperil Warsaw. The Russians
! yesterday claimed a serious defeat for
tf:e Austro-German army in the region
of Krasnik, south of that railway, while
the Austrians tonight state that "the
battle was invigorated by the participation
of strong Russian reinforce-1
So far as communications are con
| cerned, the Russians now have the advantage
of positions, as they reave a
i splendid system of railways 'behind
them by which they can quickly move
' troops and guns to the threatened
Best For Russians.
This battle, one of many since the
j Austro-Germans commenced their
drive, through Galicia, has just begun,
but, according to dispatches received
in Geneva from Austrian sources, the
Russians thus far have had fthe foest
of it and have inflicted heavy losses
nn t.hA invaders. These dispatches
state tf:at thousands of wounded are
arriving in Lemberg, Przemysl and
fThe German, onslaught in the West
has been confined to the Wervre region,
wdere the army of the German
crown prince is trying to regain
ground lost in April when the French
attempted to force the witdrawal of
what is known as tJte St. Mihiel
wedge. "The Germans have won some
trenches at the tip of the wedge, but
at other points, the French claim, they
were repulsed with heavy losses.
Arras in Flames.
Artillery combats continue from
Arras to tf:e sea, and iit is stated tonight
that as a result of German
bombardment Arras is in flames and
its cathedral destroyed. The Germans
also claim to have retaken trenches
lost to the British north of Ypres yestorriov
TTnwpvpr. thp fiehtinsr here an
pears tic be desultory, despite reports
of tf:e arrival of large German reinforcements
for another try at Calais.
On the Gallipoli peninsula Sunday
the Turks made their third attempt
within a week to regain ground the
allies took in their last attack. This
offensive, according to British and
French reports, resulted in the complete
discomfiture of t/be Turks, who
are said to have suffered severely.
The allies are only six miles from
oral narrows ryf the Dar
danelles, hut tie country is strongly
fortified and a gain of a few hundred
yards is all that can he expected at
bne .time. J&pe 4s ,|ta^k of a. n&T c<y?tnn-ed
land and eea attack.
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THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Wintbrop Daughters Entertain?Death
of Mrs. Julian?Tomato Clubs.
Minstrels Friday Night,
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, July 8.?The Winthrop
Daughters of Prosperity will entertain
the 'WSnTuhrop graduates of Newberry
county Friday afternoon from 3:30 to
6:30 at the home of Mrs. M. C. Mor
ris. All the Winthrop Daughters are
Fifty thousand cans were sold here
last week in three days by (Miss Willie
Mae WTise, who is b-e tomato club or- j
ganizer of this county. This shows;
the good work which Miss Wise is do- j
ing and who has the unqualified support
of the community.
News l':as been received of the death
of Mrs. A. J. P. Julian of Lake City,
Fla. Mrs. Julian before marriage was
Miss Lillie Sease, daughter of Mr. J. L.
Sease of Prosperity. About 12 years
ago Dr. and Mrs. Julian moved from
here to Florida. Their many friends
in and around Prosperity were grieved
very much to hear of the -death of Mrs.'
TiiHon OVia ic fvfvo/l hr fnnr hrnt h - I
U Uiiaii* AO DUi Til vu W J avtii* w* v ,
ers and seven sisters, three of the sisters
being residents of (our town.
Mr. T. L. Wheeler and Little France
Bedenbaugi'a are visiting Mrs. R. G?
Counts of Columbia.
Misses Vannie Lake asd Lucile
Counts of Little Mountain spent Tuesday
with Miss Lucy Lake.
Miss Josephine May has as her guest
Miss Julia Luther of Columbia.
Mr Pnhprt f!nnnt.s nf Batesbursr is
home for a week's stay.
Don't forget the minstrel Friday
evening at 8:30.
Mr. B. L. Wheeler has returned to
Columbia, after a short 'visit to his
motfcer, Mrs. Nannie Wheeler.
Mr. Herbert Langford of Columbia
is spending nis vacation ?im ins parents,
-}4r. jfos. D. 31.1-aagtod. 1
ft?*e..iL(ewis Soatt of Pacolet and 3fias
can now secure
intil July 15, poi
longer. The J
Jews, the best
ly paper in the
>th old and new
A j. iL * ^
xs. m mis grca
price no subscr
e taken for a: I
i than six m
Lillian Scott of Clinton are the guests
of Mr. J. B. T. Scott.
I Mr. and iMrs. A. G. Wise. Messrs. A.
H. Hawkins and W. J. Wise returned
Miss Charlotte Brown of Abbeville
will reach here Friday to visit Miss
Mr. A. H. Kohn of Columbia spent
Wednesday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Enos Kartman of Atlanta
are here visiting relatives..
Rev. E. P. Taylor and Mrs. W. C.
Dominick are spending a few days in
Miss Bess Bowers 6pent Wednesday
(Mr. :Ernest Math is of Marion is
spending a few weeks with Ibis parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Mathis,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stockman and
little son Walter have gone to Columbia
for a few days' stay.
Mrs. Hunter Caldwell of Slighs is
visiting her sister, Miss Clara Brown.
Dr. E. N. Kibler, Messrs, J. A. Counts,
P. IC. and Mower Singley are
spending a few days at the Isle of
Mr. H. J. Rawl has gone to St.
George to visit his brother.
MFCH INTEREST IN THE
NATIONAL RIFLE MATCHES
Atlantic Coast Line Issues Attractive
Circular on Event.
The nation^ rifle mattes are to
be held at State Camp, Florida, on the
banks of the St. Jofen. river, about
12 miles south of Jacksonville, from
October 6th to 22nd, inclusive, and are
attracting nation-wide interest among
military and civil marksmen of every
degree, for'In addition to the competition
between military companies, the
matches will be opened not only to
teams from all universities, colleger
-aiki -ecfoaefts in Sbe %8t *rrang?oaeate
kav>e foeet. voade to permit
j target practice on the range 'by indi
| viduals or any other contestants,
whether they are in the mato.es or
not. This privilege applies not only
when the contests are going on, but
before and aflter the contests. A sufficient
number of men will be furnished
to work the targets, etc., and tfie practice
will be free to all, instead of a fee
being charged, as heretofore.
The national matches were last held
in 1913 at Camp Perry, Ohio, when
there were approximately 5,000 people
in attendance, and it is expected
(that the number of participants and
[visitors will be greatly increased this
! year, as congress Teas made a speeial
appropriation of $50,000 to ?over the
cost of transporting the militia and
the railroads have announced reduced
individual and party excursion fares
for the occasion, something which has
never been done 'before, and both of
which are open to t)':e public.
The Atlantic Coast Line has issued
showing the fares to State Camp, and
side trip fares from Jacksonville to
the principal points in Florida; also
to Havana, Cuba. In addition to giving
the detailed information regarding the
rifle matches, there are half-tone cuts
showing the rifle ranges, regimental
camps, ckmp kitchens and a numter
of other views of interest to all contestants,
while the back of the circular
contains a comprehensive map of Florida,
in two colors, which, shows the
exact location of State Camp. In ad|
dition to this, the Florida Rifle asso
| ciation f:as in course of preparation
an official program which will give in
more deail ithe schedules, rules and
conditions of the national and other
matches. Copies of these circulars
may he obtained from the Florida Rifle
association, P. O. drawer 227, St. Augustine,
Fla., or from T. C. White, General
Passenger iAsrent of the Atlantic
Coast Line, at Wilmington, N. C.?
| Sfefrflftg Star, TOMspfccm, N. ?C.f