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VOLUME Lin, SETEBEK 56. " "* JTEWEERBY, S. C* FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YE AH.
OLD FOLK'S DAY AT
ST. PAULS CHURCH
WILL BE OBSERJED >EXT SIXDAT,
Sermon In Forenoon by President J.
Henry Harmes?Address in Afternoon?Dinner
St. Paul, Aug. 12.?Old Folks' Day
will be observed at St. Paul Sunday,
August 15. Dr. J. Henry Harms of
Newberry college will preach the ser
mon in the morning and make an address
in the afternoon.
Everything will be done by the congregation
to make this a day of pleasure
for the old people. They will be
given the front seats, wfcere they may
sit and hear old-time songs by the
choir. It is hoped that we can have
all the old people present who maybe
in reach and feel well enough to
Ttie public is most heartily invited
to come, bring their dinner and spend
Miss 'Agnes Wtoeeler of Dyson and
Miss Dent, of Columbia are the guests
of Miss Jaunita Epting.
Misses Ruby and Bennie Dent of
Columbia are visiting at Mr. T. A. Epting's.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Boinest, Miss
Willieze, Willie, Hugh and Ruth Boinest
left Tuesday for Spencer, N. C.,
to spend a week with relatives, making
the trip in his Ford.
fMiss Mary Lominick spent a week
recently with Miss Willieze Boinest.
iMiss Anna Koonj and Miss Louise
Counts have gone to Long Lane to
spend a wfcile with Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Miss Lizzie Taylor is visiting friends
in the New Hope section.
Mr. Thos. P. Richardson has gone
to Chappells for a few weeks to do
some bridge building.
Misses Ola and Bessie Lominick have
gone to Utopia to visit menus.
In spite of the rain and threatering
weather on August 3, the barbecue at
Jolly Street was well attended. Everything
was disposed of and a nice sum
of money was realized for tihe school.
Considering the day, everything was
far beyond expectation.
Old Folks' Day at St Pauls.
On next Sunday, the 15th instant,
the annual old folks' service will be
ield at St. Pauls, in the county, Rev.
Y. von A. Riser pastor. It will be an
old folks' day, witfi many young folks
present. Rev. J. K. Harms, D. D., will
preach at 11 a. m., and make an address
in the afternoon. There will ba
dinner at the church. The address 6f
welcome will be by Mr. B. S. Livingstone.
A. M. E. S. S. Convention.
The Sunday school convention of the
Newberry district was in session at
Mt. Olive A. M. E. church, Gary's,
for a week, with an attendance on
Sunday of more t):an 800 persoss.
The pastor, Rev. W. D. King, insisted
upon good order by all, and called
upon everybody to help him out in
bis efforts for peace. He spoke of the
great evils of the people carrying
pistols and drinking yrhiskey at a religious
meeting and told them that it
was wrong in a civilized land, and
t asked the colored people to help Ihim
in his undertaking for the right thing.
He said that Newberry county has
r?f tho nf hnt.h rar*Ps in it
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here in fl:e Southland.
Revs. F. E. Dibble and W. H. Murray
(white) of M. E. church, made
j speeches that will never be forgotten
by all the people. Their remarks were
t to all of the convention. A rising vote
I* of thanks was tendered them for tJheir
dAvirto ?an/J f!hriffHnn to Aline'
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IRev. J. E. Thomas is the elder. S.
W. Sellers of Newberry was elected
district superintendent of the Sunday
school department of the Newberry
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"We tad an Uncle Tom's Cabin
company at the op'ry house night before
"Ah!" returned the factious drummer,
"did the venerable drama seem
to depict the horrors of slavery as
vividly as it used to?"
"Well, it depicted tT'.e horrors of
Uncle Tom's Cabin as vividly as ever."
Mil HULLS LEADS FUR CUNGRESS.
Mcholls and Morgan Will Make Sec- j
j ond Race in the Fourth District.
I Snartanhiir? Herald. 12th.
All except a very small fraction of j
ti e vote in the district has already I
been accounted for in the unofficial re- j
turns, showing that the second race
for congress will be between Sam J.
Xicholls of Spartanburg and B. A.
Morgan of Greenville. Mr. Xicholls,
according to the unofficial returns,
lAaric ir \f0r2an hv about 1.200 votes
Only tfro additional boxes were received
yesterday out of the 12 missing
in the unofficial returns for this
county Tuesday night. Including ticese,
the count shows a total note in the
distrist of 4,998 for Xichols, 3,797 for
Morgan, .2,612 for Miller, 1,792 for
Johnson, 1,808 for Blackwood a>3 152
for Gantt. It will De noticed mai
Blackwood thus advances abead of
Johnson, taking fourth place. It is
estimated that between 500 and 1,000
votes are yet to be !:eard from over
the entire district, as some boxes are
missing in the unofficial reports from
all the counties, with the exception of
Union, which is ^complete.
I Additional DOXCS receivea ^csiwuay
were from Valley Falls and Gramling,
these being as follows:
(Valley Falls ? Blackwood, 37;
Gantt, 2; Johnson, 0; MfilGr, 11; Morgan,
8; Nicholls, 16.
Gramling?Blackwood, 26; Gantt, 0;
Johnson, 0; Miller, 0; Morgan, 19;
IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA
The missionary district of Southern
Florida ):as not taken up any active
''social work" in the particular meaning
of that term. It has a school for
girls which enables them to get a good
education in a fine climate for -very
little money. This in a broad sense is
a wonderful social help to the communities
from whia: these girls come.
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hospital in the same place in which
much work is done free for the benefit
of people who could not get otherwise
the best medical treatment and
nursing. It also provides a home for
helpless old people.
In Tampa the Rev. A. E. Cornish
has been asked to superintend the
Charities association work. The work
was in wretd:ed condition when he
took charge last November. Since
then the chief industries of the city
nave suffered very much and thotisands
have been t)':rown out of employment,
especially in cigar making
and phosphate rock mining and shipping.
By systematic work the thousands
have been fed and the situation
held well in hand against many difficulties.
Mr. Cornidi succeeded in get
ting many new subscribers. Then
when the rush became too great he
opened up to other distributing points
among the' Latin people who live here
and who were tf:e greatest sufferers
on account of lack of work in the
great cigar factories.
Besides the regular work of feeding
and investigation common to all associated
charities work. Mr. Cornish has
a lodging house for men out or employment,
where they can stay two
nights free and receive two meals a
day free <vt'".ile seeking employment,
and after the two days they must pay
fifteen cents a night and ten cents
each for the meals. He has also got
ten the real estate men to let him
utilize vacant lots for gardens, he paving
twelve and a half cents an Ibour
for work done on the gardens. He
hopes for returns in vegetables. This
has given employment to a large number
of men and been the means of
their finding permanent employment.
"This gives self-support," in the words
of a correspondent, and adds dignity
to tf:e whole charity system.
"There ought to be only one head to
any family," shouted an orator.
"That's true," replied a married
looking man in the audience.
"You agree with me," shouted the
"I do," replied the married man.
"I've just bought hats for nine daughters."
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING !
HELD AT UNION1
GOVERNMENT ENGINEER IS REQUESTED
:About, $.>.000 in Monev Secured?Ready
For Work?Another Meeting
The central committee on the 'Appalachian
highway met at Union on Wednesday.
Col. Watson came through on
Wednesday morning and took from
Newberry Mr. B. C. Mathhews, Mr. H.
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Li. fdTT ana ivir. n.. n. auii. me yaii;
left Newberry about 10 o'clock and
reached Union a little after 12. T.:.e
run to Whitmire was made in a little
over an hour, including two short
stops. From Whitmire to Union the
time was a fraction less than an hour.
Inasmuch as Col. Watson di-d not
return on t'no r\th**r trin via "Wlhitmire
and was therefore unable to measure
the road by the Brick House, the trip
on Wednesday was made by that route
to Whitmire. The distance from the
public square in Newberry to the
banking i .ouse of William Coleman &
Co., via the Brick House road, is 21.9
miles. The distance via the Caldwell
road as' measured by Col. Wiatson is
19.6 miles, a difference in the two
roads of 2J3< miles. The road from
Cromer's to Whitmire is in fine condition
at this time. It has recently
been dragged and there was no troub e
to make 'time by this route.
There was a good attendance at tLe
committee meeting and much enthusiasm
was manifested. In fact it looks
lilro tho npnnlp slnn? thp rrvnte are
really in eeriest and mean to build
There \i-ere representatives from all
the points along the way from Newberry
to Spartanburg. Besides those
mentioned from Newberry there were
nresent C. S. Suber. JoLn M. Suber and
Z. H. Suber from along the road, and
from Whitmire there were present T.
W. Coleman, J. D. Tidmarsh and P. B.
Upon casting up the accounts and
hearing from the committees it was
found that about $4,200 had been raised
for the improvement of the road and
C..ere were other lists to come in, and
thncQ wVirv were nrpspnf "hari
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not completed the canvass. This
money, with the co-operation of the
supervisors of Union and Newberry,
Ji Has thought, was sufficient with
wl-ich to begin work. The farmers
who are going to co-operate with their
teams and labor want to get to work
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working of their crops and they want
to do the work before the Ifcarvest season
begins. Besides, they want the
benefit of the good road in the marketing
of their crops.
A resolution was adopted asking Col.
Watson to request the detail of an engineer
at once, so that work might be
commenced on the building of tJ':.e
road. Col. WTatson stated that he
would wire Washington that afternoon
for the detail of the engineer, and f:e
was satisfied that he would be here
in the next few days.
It was also decided to have subscription
blanks prepared so that
along with subscriptions of money and
labor rights of way for a forty-foot
road might also be obtained.
a finanno nnmmittpp was anDoInted
for eacL county. In Newberry county,
(Mr. Z. F. Wright was appointed for
Newberry and Mr. John M. Suber for
the stretch of ::oad between Newberry
and Whitmire .ind Mr. T. W. Coleman
for Whitmire. Sor Union county, Mr.
A. G. Kennedy was appointed and for
Spartanburg Mr. Blackburn was
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11 Wits aibO ucuiucu lu ao-n. mc uugroes
who live along the road and
who use the roads to give labor or
money to Ibelp in the construction of
It was decided to ho?d another meeting
of the committee at Spartanburg
on Wednesday, August 25. In this
connection it was decided to make this '
meeting a real booster meeting for
good roads and to take a trip the day
before from Newberry and bold meetings
along the way and endeavor to
| get as many people as possible to join
i the party. Col. Watson said he felt
sure e could bring a number of cars
from Columbia who incidentally might
boost the State fair and at the same
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The following schedule was agreed
upon for this trip leaving Newberry on
Tuesday, August 24, at 8:30 in the
Gibson's or Cromer's Mill? 9a. m.
' Whitmire?10.30 a. m.
Union?3 p. m.
Buffalo?4 p. ra.
West Springs?5 p. m.
Glenn Springs?6 p. m.
Spend t:..e night at Glenn Springs.
Wednesday, August 25:
Pauline?8:30 a. m.
Morgan's?9 a. m.
Cedar Springs?9:30 a. m.
Brick House?10 a. m.
Mabry's Store?10:30 a. m.
- Snartanburs?11 a. m.
At Spartanburg it is proposed to
have a good roads rally and the Spartanburg
chamber of commerce will
take charge of the program and arrange
for a good meeting. Lunch will
be taken at Spartanburg and after that
a party will be formed to go on over
the mountain highway to Henderson?ille.
The distance from Spartanburg
to Hendersonville is about fifty miles
and tJ.ey say the road is fine. This
will be a nice trip ana 11 is expcuicu
there will be a number of ladies in the
j party. It will take about three days
to make it. It is hoped that a number
j of people from Newberry will join the
[ booster party and go on to HenderI
sonville, but certainly as far as Spartanburg.
The gentlemen from Spartanburg
at the meeting at Union kindly
offered to take from Spartanburg on
to Hendersonville all who might attend
the meeting and w;:o had no convey
ance or auto to go on to Hendersonville.
The opening of this Appalachian
highway will mean a great deal for
Newberry, and we hope to see all our
people take an interest in it. The
people along the countryside are deeply
interested and are anxious to get
to work at once, and are subscribing
liberally in money and work for the
building of the road. T.':ere is no
doubt about the money and work for
the Newberry portion of this road. Just
as soon as the engineer arrives the
work will be commenced and w?
should have the road ready for travel
in the next sixty days or less.
While we are building tibe Appalachian
highway we must not forget
to keep the Piedmont highway in good
repair. This will put 'Newberry on
two mountain highways?one to
Greenville and one to Spartanburg.
We want to see all auto owners get
ready for the trip on August 24 and
si;.ow by our acts that we are really
interested in the construction of this
Mil. YANCEY 3IILLER,
Retired Contractor Is Buried at
Funeral services of William Yancey
Miller, who died at his home, 2016
Marion street, Sunday night, was neia i
at Silverstreet Tuesday. Mr. Miller
was 57 years old, and had not been
in the best of healtlh for some time.
He was a contractor and had been a
resident of Columbia 17 years.
Mr. IMiller is survived by his wife,
who was formerly Miss Susan Pitts
of Silverstreet He also leaves two
children, John A. Miller of Memphis]
and Frederick W. Miller of Columbia,
and four brothers, John and Duncan
Miller of Austin, Texas; J. G. Miller
of Newberry and Rlbett Miller of Kinards.
His father, James C. Miller,
is still living at Goldtville.
Garmany School Patrons to Meet.
The patrons of Garmany school are
requested to meet at the school
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grounds UU rnuaj auuuvA/u,
13 at 4 o'clock. BuWness of importance
to be considered and all patrons
are urgently requested to attend.
PETITION AGAINST BLOCKADE
Importers Urge Prompt Action to
Release Goods Held Up By
New York, Aug. 11.?After listening
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Georgia, more than 300 New York importers
today adopted a petition to
President Wilson urging prompt and
strenuous action to relieve American
importers of conditions caused byGreat
Britain's refusal to allow German
and Austrian products to be shipped
from neutral ports to the United
Senator Smith declared the British
blockade was one of the most flagrant
did inexcusable violations of neutral
rights in naval Listory. .
"I have determined the only thing to
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Great Britain to revoke the blockade
order, or she can have no neutral
trade with us.
"The excuse that Great Britain seized
vessels carrying goods produced in
Germany or Austria, or of goods intended
for Germany or Austria, but
consigned to a neutral port as a retaliatory
measure against Germany
does not make tf':e seizure lawful.
"There is no justification for the
second contention that the British
were justified in their action because
the United States had violated Great
Britain's rights during the civil war.
'!' e United States never committed an
act, nor did our courts ever write a
line that justified the British action."
As to 'Cotton.
Senator Smith declared that during
the Russo-Japanese war Great Britain
asserted the right of India to ship cotton
to Japan. He further declared that
t!':e British first placed cotton on the
list of articles that were not to be
classed as contraband. As a contention
that rulings by the United States
supreme court on international law
did not justify Great Britain in establishing
the blockade, Senator Smltn
discussed the Bermuda and Peterhof,
or Matamoros cases, .which arose during
the civil war. In t; e latter case!
he noted the ruling of the court which
held that, although the Peteri.'.of sailed
from England for Matamoros, Mexico,
with contradanb, conditional contraband
and noncontraband goods, all intended
for shipment to Texas during
the war, only the actual contraband
could be seized, as a blockade could
not extend to a neutral port.
iA /i/vmmittoo ronrpspntin ?r various
'*1 v^vmunutvv/ A
importers' associations were appointed
to draw up a petition, to be voted on
later, asking President Wilson to call
a special session of congress to discuss
way and mean of relieving the
' Mrs. Fannie Abrams, wife of SimI
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1915. She was buried at Smyrna
church Sunday afternoon, July 4. She
was 71 years old. A large congregation
gathered to pay respect to her
memory and brought many beautiful
flowers. God has taken her to Him!
self at a ripe old age. She had waited
for the summons for many weary
months, but murmured not.
"Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's crown well won.
Now comes rest."
I Therefore be it resolved:
1. That we, members of tl.:e Ladies'
Aid society of Smyrna church, recognize
our loss as her gain and submit
without a murmur to the will of God
and shall ever hold in loving remembrance
her Christian character and
l.er cheerful acceptance of all He required
of her to endure.
2. That we tender our heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved family and
of z"1 r^A mill Mmfnrt tTi pm in
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3. That a page in our minutes be
set apart to the memory of our sister
and that fr.ese resolution be recorded
4. That a cop/ of these resolutions
be furnished the bereaved family and
one sent to each of our county papers
Mrs. Helen Clary,
Mrs. Jessie Clary,
. Mrs. Mayme N Matthews,
Do not overeat. It is distressing to
the stomach and the pocketbook.
GOVERNOR REMOVES NEWBERRY
Grand Jury Foreman Brought the
(Charges?Neglect of Duty is
No Appointment Made.
T?e Herald and News made an
effort Thursday afternoon to get
the governors office in Columbia
and the Columbia central gave the
residence of ex-Gov. Blease. The
| secretary or state was secured ana
he said no appointment of auditor
for this county has been sent to?
his office. Representatives Mower
and Workman said so far as they
knew no request for recommendation
had been sent to tJ'ae delega!
tion. A- call at Senator Johnstone's
home was answered by the statement
that he was out of town. Mr.
B. )V. Chapman said all he knew
was that there were several applicants,
but that no meeting of tlfce delegation
had been held. Among
the applicants are J. B. Halfacre,
W. R. Reid and J. B. Lathan.
* Eugene S. Werts, auditor of New
berry county, was suspended from office
Tuesday by Gov. Manning as a
[ result of a hearing at which Mr. Werts
I presented his answer to t):e charges
| of "misconduct and neglect of duty in
' the affairs of his office." The order of
! suspension, which was sent to Mr.
i the books and the general condition
"Whereas the grand jury of Newberry
county, by its presentment to
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16, 1915, called attention to errors in
the books and the general conditions
of the office of the county auditor of
Newberry county; and
"Whereas, Mr. Haskell Wright, foreman
of the grand jury, in a report to
me, under date of June 18, 1915, complained
further of neglect of attention
of tf:e county auditor to his office
and of his general conduct: and
"Whereas, Mr. Haskell Wright, foreman
of the grand jury, under date of
July 30, 1915, in a letter to Hon. C. iW.
Sawyer, comptroller general of the
State of South Carolina, complains
specifically of misconduct of the affairs
of the office of county auditor;
"Whereas, further, after tf:e~ first
presentment of the grand jury I summoned
Auditor E. S. Werts to appear
before me and he requested that he
be given time to correct the errors in
the books of nis office and to show tlbat
he could conduct the office in a proper
manner, which request I granted, but
which it seems has not been complied
"Whereas, in response to a letter
of Mr. Haskell Weight, foreman of the
grand jury, under date of July 30, 1915,
l summoned ana causea 10 appear uefore
me Auditor E. S. 'Werts to answer
the charges of misconduct and neglect
of duty in the affairs of his office,
which charges Ihe' has failed to disprove:
"Now, therefore, under authority
vested in me under section 382, code
of 1912, volume 1, T do suspend, until
presented to ana aciea upon oy me
senate, :E. S. Werts from the office of
auditor of Newberry county."
Miss Kohn Entertains.
The most attractive event of the season
among tibe society people of Prosperity
was the reception given Thursday
evening by Miss Marie Kohn, in
honor of her charming house guests,
Misses Desie Deane of Saluda, Fran
ces Thompson of Newberry, Nettie
Smith of Leesville, Nell Kohn of Columbia,
Azilee Berry of Richmond and
Messrs. Lester Crosson of Leesville
and Ernest Sam Kcftn of Columbia.
Tne beautiful home of Miss Kohn was
decorated for the occasion. The guests
wprp mpt at thp door bv Mrs. Vireie
Kohn and were ushered into the parlor,
where they ment the attractive visitors.
Punch was served throughout
me evening in a cozy noox 01 u-e piazza
by Misses Moss Fellers, Josephine
May and Dorris Kohn. Progressive
conversation was the main feature of \
the evening. An ice coursfe was served
later to about sixty people, and abo>ut
12 o'clock every one bid good-night,
saying they had enjoyed the evening