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Entered at the Postoffice at Newfcny,
S. C., as 2nd class matter, j
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, July 27, 1915.
The Chautauqua opens in Newberry,
oil Wednesday morning and will last
through Friday. In the other towns
where t)'-is Chautauqua has appeared j
the press has published very compli-j
mentary notices of the performances
and return dates have been made in
many of the towns for the next season.
It is much cheaper to buy a season
ticket and you sfcould not miss any
number. The moral is buy ycur ticket
today. If none of the young folk who
are selling tickets happen to see you
one may be obtained from Mr. W. B.
ot tho 'bank.
TTianav^ v*. v vmv vr?w?
Hon. John L. McLaurin does not
count for much with the politicians;
but he is growing stronger with the
people ever}- day.-^Yorkville Enquirer.
That's because the Hon. John L. McLaurin
has a message and a very im
'-x n'liinVi tVin nonnlp
porta II r ISA ?e lli. nmvu wv
are vitally interested, and they si'on Id
jive heed to this message. If the
people of the South do not wake up
end do something to take care of ti':e
coming cotton crop conditions will be
worse than they were last fall. Tl:ey
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J18VC an OppiW'luuiijf w; uir ovuxviu?u0
and that something is contained in the
message of Senator McLaurin. At any
rate what he faas to offer is wortfa considering.
He will speak at Pomaria
v next Friday. Tie people of Newberry
county will be given the opportunity
to Ihear him on this occasion.
The auditor has a very important
announcement in this issue to the
trustees in wijich special school taxes
\have been levied. The trustees of the
?/?hnnis in which these taxes have been
Uevied should readily co-operate with
tfce auditor in this matter.
There is another matter in which the
trustees and the auditor might help
y the schools, and that is gaing over tfcc
books and getting the dogs and polls
duo to Pflch disitrict credited to that
district. The law requires that the
dogs and polls in each school district
be credited to ti:at district and that
the trustees see to it that all the dogs
and polls be placed on the books. As
the matter has been worked, the dogs
and polls have been apportioned
something after the custom of apportioning
tfce three mill tax. The purpose
of the law is to give the trustees
an incentive to see that all dogs and
polls are on the tax books.
We know something about that bank
equalization question. We Lad to pay
to learn. Two York county banks that
were liberal customers of ours withdrew
all relations from us merely be
cause we gave tne puonc rne coia iacis
in regard to the matter. Such is our
deliberate opinion. And we have had
occasion to study the whole subject as
carefully as a lawyer. We ?ave no
hesitation in saying that n our opinion
Assistant Attorney "General Dominick
understands the situation thoroughly,
and we do not think that Fraser Lyon
is capable of helping him a great deal.
At any rate it would scarcely be con
sidered exactly ihe proper proceeding
to have a lawyer come in a case with
another lawyer when the two had not
conferred about the case. They might
contradict each other and make a very
embarrassing situation. But the law
is very clear ti:at when additional
counsel is employed for the State it
must be done through the attorney
general's office. Mr. Lyon, who has
held the position of attorney general,
should know that as well as any one
else. We know tJ':at Mr. Bominick
would not go into so important a case
without thorough preparation.
everybody gets rich
but cotton planter
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;:t this picture?that's how Germany 1
:"3.' It was a knight of old, on a great
var horse, his nostrils breathing fire,
while the knight on his back, with a
great sword in his liand, was hacking
at a lion trying to catch his steed by
' the throat, a great bear setting his
teeth into his flanks, and wolves all
around him. That was tfais German's
idea of the Fatherland. I think England
sees herself as a wealthy, digni
faed, amiable old gentleman, who has!
always 'ruled the roost,' trying to re-i
store order in a troubled world, so ti .at j
t!:e golden stream may continue its;
flow into his fat coffers. Russia sees j
herself as a great bear shut u;> in a;
cruel trap, starving to death, with i
plenty on every side, hacking and bit- ]
ing, trying to get to the Medite; ranean j
Sea in order to gain an outlet for her!
wheat and otl-ier products, so ?3 to
bring prosperity to her people. Poor
little Belgium is like a dead game bull
terrier. She sees three or four Great
Danes in a big fight, and with more
courage than discretion dashes in to
do or die. A slap with a Dig paw, ana j
one fierce shake, and sS:e lies on the
ground, limp and bleeding, trampled
over by them all, but still holding with
a death grip. The Turk believes that
his religion is threatened and the green
flag of tJ" e prophet has been sent to
three hundred million Mohammedans
in Europe, Asia and 'Africa. Italy got
in because she couldn't stay out The
Balkan States, former friends, now
sullen and suspicious, ready at trie first
moment to fly at each other's throats.
In the midst of it all, poor old Uncle
Sam is sitting on top of ti e fence gettins:
richer every dav. with no army, a
few good battleships, some submarine?
which are true to their name because
when they go down they never come
up any more. Everybody is getting
rioh except ti':e cotton planter, and he
don't matter much, anyway. Our vessels
are torpedoed; our products forbidden
the aeas and all the natinnc
tell us to help ourselves if we ca:a. Mr.
Bryan drinks grape juice, quits, and
preaches the 'Prince of Peace' as long
Vs Carnegie pays the bills. Our president
is helpless. We have wallowed
in tf:e fatuous belief that no harm
could come to the United States; so
we are forced to tell Kaiser Bill, 'If
you kill any more Americans we will
consider it an 'unfriendly act."'
Sunday School Convention Saturday.
The Sunday school convention for
Xo. 7 township will be held at Cross
Roads churcfc, Saturday, July 31st,
1915, beginning at 10:30 a. m.
Following is the program:
Address of welcome, J. S. Werts.
Response, W. A McSwain.
Wr\x\7 t/->. YT?aka Rihl/j. FVaI i orh tf n 1 !
11V M kV AUUXW/ -l-'A
Rev. T. C. Croker.
The Home and the Sunday School
Harnessed Together, Dr. E. C. Jones.
How Can We Improve Our Township
Work? (Mr. J. S. Dominick.
Dinner on the ground.
Is the Union Sunday School a 'Success?
Mr. Arthur Kibler.
Factors That Make ?or Christian
Citizenship; (a) Tiie Home, Mr. J no.
C. Goggans; (a) Sunday School, (b)
The Secular School, Rev. S. P. Koon;
(c) The Church, Rev. C. T. Asbill.
We urge all the friends of tine cause
to be present and lend encouragement
to the workers.
Persons coming by train will be met
J. S. Werts, "ownship Chara'n,
RUSSIA STANDS FIRM
TO PROTECT WARSAW
Austro-German Forces Have Been Able
to Move Only Once in Week's
London, July 25.?Only the northern
tip of the pincers the Austro-Germans
for more than a week have been trying
to close around Warsaw and the
Russian armies in the Polish salient
ihave moved the last few days. T-is
poin* .?iS forced its way acros^ the
Xarew river between the fortress of
Pultusk and Rozan, and is advancing
tov.ards ti:e tfug river, wmcn stands
for the greater part of the way between
it and the Warsaw Vilna railway,
The other point, which Field Marshal
von Mackensen is directing at the
Ohblm-Lublin railway, ha& gained
hardly a yard since it reached t):e
villaee of Reiovetz. just south of the
In stubbornly resisting the German
advance the Russians are making a
continual threat at >von~ Mackensen's
flank along the Bug river from east
of Cholm to east of Lemberg. Between
Kryl and Sokal their -attacks fcad been
especially severe, compelling the Germans
to send reinforcements to meet
Along the Vistula, south and west
of Warsaw, there has been little
change except for the German occupation
of positions evacuated by the
Russians wfc.en they drew in /their
While Warsaw is under heavy pressure
the Austro-Germans have a lot of
stiff work before them if they are toj
capture the Polish capital. After
crossing the Xarew they still have the
broader Bug, lined with fortresses, to
face; while in the south the Russians
have good positions north of the Lublin-0:olm
railway which might prove
the undoing of the army that attacked
Many are of the opinion that the
most dangerous attacks at the moment
are those in the provinces of Courland,
Kovno and Grodno, at t' e lines of communications
between Warsaw and the
northern interior of Russia. These attacks
are being delivered for the most
part bv the cavalry and doubtless will
be met in due time by a concentration
The French report another success
in the iV'asges at Ban de Sapt, where
they claimed to l ave taken more than
800 unwounded prisoners. The Germans
admit the loss of trenches there.
There is no diminution in the Italian
offensive along the Isonzo< river,
which the Italiaiy'say is progressing
favorably for tJ:.em, but which the Austrians
declare is meeting with no success.
News of Excelsior.
iExcelsior, July 26.?We have had
good rains in ti -is section aad crop
prospects have been much improved.
Mrs. J. H. Kibler is viiting her
daughter, Mrs. J. D. Stone.
The summer term of Excelsior
school opened last Monday morning.
Miss Leila Curlee will teach the school
again another year.
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler f:as been on a
visit to relatives at Helena.
Mr. Ernest Feilers of Columbia has
been on a visit to Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler and daughter,
Miss Nannie, of Prosperity ihave been
on a visit to friends in this section.
Mrs. Willie Blanton and children of
Orangeburg are spending some time
with her father's family, Mr. A. A.
Mr. and Mr^i Enos Hartman of At
lanta, Ga., spent Thursday witia Mr. A.
M. Counts' family.
Mr. and Mrs. Aumerle Lorick of
Irmo and Mrs. Jacob Geiger and little
Miss Lillie Belle of 'Columbia have
been on a few days' visit to Mr. J. D.
Now would be a fine time to use
the road drag while the road is in good
condition for it.
Mr. Willie Cook has been spending a
few days in Asheville, N. C.
Mr. Enos Counts and daughter, Miss
Jennie Ruth, spent Monday in Colum
R. F. HAYNSWOBTH DROPS DEAD
President First National Bank of Sumter
Expires Suddenly in Birmingham
$tfews and Courier.
Birmingham,. Ala., July 23.?Robert
Francis Haynswortl:., president of tue
First National'bank of Sumter, S. C.,
dropped dead here early this morning
at the terminal station, while waiting
tn natnb & train fnr his Come in South
Carolina. Death was due to heart
Mr. Haynsworth, with his son, Robert
Francis, Jr., was returning from
Shreveport, La., where the two had
been visiting tl_e older Haynsworth s
brother. They reached Birmingham ai
6:30 this morning and were waiting
to change trains when Mr. Haynsworth
became suddenly ill. He died
within a few minutes.
The deceased was prominent in
South Carolina banking Circles, and in
addition to being president of t".e Sumter
bank was a director in other institutions.
His remains were shipped
from Birmingham this afternoon to
PRESIDENT SENDS N
SYMPATHY MESSAGE I
Expresses Sorrow of the Country in'
Telegram to the Acting Mayor
Chicago, July 25.?Acting Mayor
Moorehouse of Chicago today received
the following telegram from President
Wilson, at Windsor, (Vt.
"I am sure I ipeak the universal
feeling of the people of ti:e country in
expressing my profound sympathy and
onrrfiTD in tVio nrp.s'pnrp of the creat
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disaster which saddened so many]
A cablegram from Sir Thomas Lip- i
"I am greatly shocked to see by the
day's newspapers tl:e catastrophe that
has fallen on your city. My heartfelt
sympathy goes out to those who have
lost their dear ones. If you start 3
relief fund put me down for $1,000." i
A message of condolence came from j
the organization of the Gen. Slocum ;
Survivors of New York.
FEAR WAS MOTIVE.
f rppn ronsidered Victim Sort of Jo-1
?.ih?In Terror of Mobs.
Milledgeville, Ga., July 24.?(William
Creen stabbed Leo M. Frank in the
prison here last Saturday night because
he feared the prison would be
attacked bv a mob bent on lynching
Frank, he told Gov. Harris today. The
governor came here with a committee
of the legislature to investigate prison
conditions and get Cree's statement,
as Frank's assailant had said he
would tell his tory only to the governor
and B. H. Haraday of (Macon.
H&raday has cot been in Georgia since
|dr. f. c. martin
1 A SIGHT
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
If your eyes are giving you trouble;
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; Office over Anderson's Dry Goods
We Will Pay Cash For
Eggs, dozen - 15c
Hens, pound - 10c
Friers, pound 12c
Prosperity, S. C.
! All of my customers who wish to
( Duy ice ticKets win piease ao so De
tween now and August 1st, 1915, or I
. will sell no more ice after taat aate.
| Ti -e poor trade on ice has forced me
i to go up on t;ie price. I will continue
' to keep icefi bu.t after August 1 1 will
i not sell any more tickets. Please bear
| this in mind and get all the tickets
. you want between now and then.
I G. W. KIXARD. :
NOTICE TO TRUSTEES. !
! It is utterly impossible for the
(County Auditor to know the location
! i.nd amount of real and personal property
in districts having a special tax, I
unless he has ti.e assistance of thej
trustees of the special districts. I j
therefore request and urge that all j
trustees of special school districts |
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IIICCC 111 CJUC AUU1LU1 o Ulll^C a L U11JLC1ent
times between now and the 15th of
'August, 1915, and check over tlie returns
and place the amount of real
! and personal property due to be taxed
! in their respective, districts.
Eugene S. Werts,
7-27,td County Auditor.
i the attack.
Crecn said that he had planned the .
I attack several days before it took place I
j out said notning 10 any one aDOut it.
[ When asked if he had outside instruc-]
tions he fell on his knees and swore i
that he had not.
Te said that the knife he used was '
not tue one he used when killing hogs J
that Saturday as.reported, hut t)-at he:
he had stolen the weapon from the J
kitchen Friday before the attack. He |
hid it in his bunk, he told the gov- j
j.jrnor. Alter his statement was taken j
I he bared his back to disprove reports j
that he had been flogged since the
"I felt that as long as he (Frank) !
was here there was danger of the pris- i
i on being attacked," Creen said. "I j
| was afraid the guards and the people!
[ making the attack would shoot at i
each other and people be killed, so I
came to the conclusion that it was my j
duty to save the people from danger
to which Frank's presence exposed
them. So I decided to kill him."
Frank's ^condition is much improved
The investigation by the governor
| and the State prison commission was
j completed today.
W. S. Wightman.
Saluda, July 23.?W. S. iWightman, J
one of the best known citizens of Sa- j J
luda county, died at his home a few:
miles from Saluda Wednesday ^fter- "
noon. He was stricken with paralysis
Saturday afternoon wftile in his buggy
on his way home from a barbecue at
D P. McCarthy's, and never recovered
consciousness. He was near 68 years
of age. Mr. Wightman was a soldier
in the War Between the Section, entering
the army when a mere boy and
serving the entire four years. He was
county 'superintendent of education of
Saluda county several years.
Mr. Wightman was married twice,
tl'.e first time to a Miss Bodie and the
second time to a Miss Herlong, both
of this county. He is survived by his
wife and eigl':-L children by his
first wife and four by his second, as
follows: Mrs. Frank Matthews, Senator
G. W. Wightman, (Mrs. G. T. Crouch
and Cantey, Gladys and Mary Alice
Wightman of this county and Wesley
R. Wightman of Greenwood, 'W. R.
Wight man, principal or uie vjarnsit? i
Higb school; Frank Wightman of Newberry,
Mrs. Pickens Brooks of Greenwood
and Mrs. Millie Livingston of
i Orangeburg county.
The deceased was a nephew of_the
[late Bishop Wigi:tman of the Methodist
Episcopal church, South.
! The burial took place at Emory
church Thursday afternoon, t.ne funeral
services being conducted by the
Rev. 0. A. Jeffcoat.
"Why did you never marry?"
"Someone proposed to me by phone,
and I told Mm yes, but I wa<s so excited
that I rang off without asking
him "wfno it was."
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range of any purse. We
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