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VOLUME LUI, NUMBER 5#. NEWBERRY, S. C* TUESDAY, AUGUST 24. 1915. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YE IE,
BOOSTER ROAD TRIP
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
POSTPONED TWO DAYS OX AC-!
rftrvT ins- ithv.r 1 lft\s.
Bailies to be Held in Several Places
in >e>vberry County?Mass Meeting
The State, Aug. 23.
*The Appalachian highway, from Columbia
to the mountains, via Newberry,
Whitmire, Union, Glenn Springs
and Spartanburg will soon be a reality
at the rate things have been going
ainna +>10 mootintr of thp PPntral Pf>m
JiUVf lug li4VVV**l?5 V4. v**v ? ?
, mittee held in Union August 11, and
the week-end of t):e present week is to
witness perhaps the greatest demon-1
stration in the interest of public high
W ay CUilSLX'UCLiOU auu maiuicuauv.c mut,
has ever been seen in the State.
At a recent meting at Union the
central committee in accepting an invitation
extended by d-e Chamoer of
Commerce of Spartanburg determined
to hold a booster tour and a series of
booster rallies and meetings all along
the route and set aside August 24 ant
25 as the dates for the tour, inviting
all owners of machines in all the towns
and in the country districts along the
route to participate and bring the woK
men of their families along. Owing to
ti_ e recent wet weatner in tne jrieaBiont,
and in order to make the tour a
week-end affair the central committee,
of which Commissioner Watson is
chairman, on Saturday announced that
the trip would be taken on Friday an,I
iC.arnr<ii?Tr nf this Wppk. AllSUSt 27 I
- An invitation has been sent down
from the Spartanburg O-amber oI
(T'nmmorpo invitine- the Chamber of
Commerce of Columbia, its jubilee
booster committee, its business
booster committee and the ladies to
participate in the tour, and it is hoped
that many such parties will be made
up in response to this invitation to
take the trig. All w?o wish to participate
should meet Commissioner Watson
and his pilot party at the State
house corner at quarter to 7 o'clock
Friday morning, as the start or the
<pilot car from Columbia for Prosperity
and Newberry will be made at 7 o'clock
sharp. At Newberry the party will be
joined by many cars, carrying the la^
-dies also, collected for t:e trip under
the direction of B. C. Matthews and Z.
F. Wright of the central committee.
Leaving Newberry promptly at 9:30
a. m., the first stop will be made at
^ -Gibson's or Brown's mill, where a
brief rally will be held. Then the
schedule, with rallies at each point,
will be as follows:
10:30 a. m., Whitmire; 3 p. m.,
Union, with time for dinner; 4 p. m.,
Buffalo; 5 p. m., West Springs; 6 p.
m., Glenn Springs.
^At Glenn Springs.
The night will be spent at Glenn
Springs, where a general meeting will
be held, and the ladies of the party
may enjoy an evening at the popular
summer resort. Slipper will be served
Tyy the Community club of Glenn
On Saturday morning tf:e schedule
will be as follows: 8:-30 a. m., Pauline;
9a. m., Morgan's; 9:30 a. m.,
Cedar Springs; 10 a. m., Brick House;
10:30 a. m., Mabry's store; 11 a. m.,
^ A stop until noon will be made at
Spartanburg, where, as the guests of
the Chamber of Commerce, the occupants
of all the cars, which by this
time will probably number several
hundred, will be entertained witfn. a
Dutch luncheon served on the grounds
of Converse college. In connection
with the luncheon a rousing good
4 roads and Appalachian highway rally
will K? IhalH
niii wo ,u
Then at noon the party being joined
by scores of Spartanburg ladies and
gentlemen in motors will make the
start over the newly completed moun}
tain division of the highway for Hendersonville.
which should he reached
in three hours. Those who wish may
return to Spartanburg in time for
supper. The purpose, however, Is to
fcave a large delegation of North Caro
^ lina enthusiasts meet the party at tne
North Carolina line and at HenderBsonville
a joint Appalachian jollificaV
ticn mass meeting will be held. Many
^">0 go from Columbia, Newberry,
^Bj^kitmire, I'nion, Glenn Springs and
other points will of course spend the
evening and 0. e week-end at Hendersons
LaCoste Evans, the "only" good
roads booster, will be in tiie party and
Commissioner Graham and Dr. Jos,
Hyde Pratt will meet tiie party at
the North Carolina line.
Yesterday Arch B. Calvert, chairman
of thp Snartanbur^ committee, for
warded to Commissioner Watson an invitation
from the citizens of RuC':erfordton,
N. C., to have the entire party i
on Saturday or Sunday come on from j
Hendersonville to Biltmore and thence j
to Rutherfordton through Hickory Xu: j
gap and by cnimney kock, returning
to Spartanburg. The scenery along
this rounte is said to be simply grand
and full of surprises. T> e road is the |
State road that the State of North Car- i
oiina has constructed and is noted for i
its average width and low grades. It j
is not unlikely this extension will be j
added to the trip. )
Mr. Calvert, writing from Spartan- j
burg on Saturday, said: "TV. e weather!
in this section is beautiful t* is morn- j
ing, and if conditions stay as tney are,
the highway will be in splendid shapr;
for Friday and Saturday of next week."
Commissioner Watson last night said
that, in addition to the $4,200 raised
on August 11 and the subscriptions in j
teams and labor, Cze had been advised
that other funds had been readily subscribed
in Spartanburg and at all other
points and already very considerable
work had been done.
Mr. .Watson also announced that he
had just received from the United
States office of public roads at Washington
tfe announcement of the
granting of his request for the detail
of a federal engineer to advise the
supervisors concerned as to reloca- j
ticns and other matters of construc- i
tion and maintenance on the portion
of the road through Xewoerry and
Union counties and expressed his
gratification that Engineer W. L.
Spoon iv ad been assigned to the work.
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iiumuetrr opuvu wm uc auic iu ucvwt
three days to the work in the next
Secretary Paul V. Moore of the Spartanburg
Chamber of Commerce writes:
"We are making decided progress. Our
local committee has collected suffi
cient runas to put unaer tne spin log
drag system seven miles toward Glenn
Springs and to provide for its maintenance
for 12 months. The county
chain gang is smoothing this road up
today, and it will be in first class shape j
for your tour. From Spartanburg to i
Tryon, N. C., the entire route is bein-?
worked today and will be up to its j
accustomed good condition. lM!r. Cal- j
vert and myself went to the Union |
^uumj line ultras ux 1115 ivi muc jjuslo, |
which were put up yesterday."
Mr. Watson says that while the
Chamber of Commerce of Columbia i
has not yet taken offici?. notice of
Spartanburg's invitation and Columbia
has not been asked to help in the con
s ruction of this great highway to the!
playgrounds of the Caroilnas, which i
begins at Columbia, as chairman of the
central committee he wished to especially
invite all Columbians with cars j
desiring to make this delightful weekend
tour and show real Columbia in
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teresi in soineimng in ? men v,oiuiuuia
is greatly concerned. He will be glad
to have all suci3 parties meet him in
front of the State house on Friday
morning at 6:45 o'clock and will take
pleasure in piloting them through. Ai
very large number of motor cars
be in line before Glenn Springs is
County Sunday School Association.
The County Sunday School convention
will hold its regular annual
meeting at Cannon's Creek Mission
church, near Mr. John C. Neel's resi
I aence, aDout inree mnes easi 01 dewberry,
September 1-2, proximo.
Eadh Sunday school is entitled to
three delegates besides the pastor and
the superintendent of the school, wt'~o
are ex officio members of the convention.
Let me urge that all reports be
made out in full and forwarded to tne
under?tigned, that if e committee on
statistics may not be delayed in getting
up its report, a matter that is so
valuable in Sunday school work.
There promises to be an interesting
nnnrantmn U'a u-ant OVPPV Srhnnl tfj
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answer in full at the opening roll call.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Old Soldiers' Reunion Young's Grove
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Aug. 23.?Mr. Lindsay
Fellers of Winnisboro is spending his
vacation wfthf;.is parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. G. Fellers.
Mr. Hal Kohn has reiurned to Columbia,
after a few days' stay at the
VV IOC I1UIC1.
Lieut. J. Allen Lester has been visiting
Misses Virginia and Doris Kinard
of Little (Mountain are guests of their
aunt, Mrs. J. Sidney Wheeler.
Mrs. F. W. Sciiumpert and little son
left Saturday for Barnwell for two
weeks' stay before going to their future
Mrs. P. C. Sinley and little Phoebe
spent last week in Goldville.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Black of Bowman
are guests of Mrs. A. Black.
Judge and Mrs. T. S. Seafce of Spartanburg
are spending a wtiile with the
former's sister, Mrs. C. T. Wyche.
| Supt. and Mrs. E. J. Brown and
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fcnnaren or Manning speni sunud)
with Mrs. T. L. Shealy.
Mr. Carl Feilers has returned to
'Fitzgerald, Ga., after a ten days' stay
with his father, !\rr. S. L. Fellews.
Mr. Will Crtfmer and Miss Clara Cromer
of Pomaria are the guests of Mrs.
"V F! OYTier
Misses Myrtle and Bronell Lominick
of the St. Philiip section are spending
a while with t< eir sister, Mrs. Lois
Mr. Holland Pavsinger of Newberry
spent Sunday with Mrs. J. P. 'WTheeler.
Mr. John Johnson of Atlanta spent
ifcnndav with Mrs. Elvira Kibler.
Miss Agnes Wheeler of Ninety Six is
visiting ker schoolmate, iMiss Marie
Miss Rebecca Harmon is spending
the week with f:er grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. B. Harmon, at Epworth.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter and daughter, Miss
| Mary DeWalt are spending a few
Weeks in the mountains of North Cari
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wheeler of Columbia
are ivisiting relatives in and
Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Harmon leave
Thursday for a visit to Birmingham
Mr. L. A. Black has gone to the
Mr on/1 Mro T f. !h Q VP rp.
ivii anu iui u. v. w. o'ww v* v - ^
turned to Spartanburg, alter spending
a while with the former's father, !Mr.
J. B. T. Scott.
Mrs. S. J. Kohn is in Columbia, the
guest of Mrs. A. H. Kohn.
Miss Bessie Lee Gibson has as her
guest Miss Pearl Boozer of near Newru
Mrs. Olin Bobb has returned from
Columbia, accompanied by her brother,
Mr. Jasper Rawl.
Miss Bessie Taylor f:as gone to
Batesburg to visit her brother, Dr. E.
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Mesdames Morrow of Florida and
Bristow of Columbia have returned to
their respective homes, after a visit
to their sister, Mrs. J. S. "Wheeler.
Misses Edna and iMoss Fellers spent
Monday in Columbia.
Mrs. Corrie McWaters jeaves this
week for a short visit to Atlanta.
At the annual reunion of the old
! soldiers at Young's Grove August 26.
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the Ladies Ala sociery 01 u e .vietuudist
chursch will sell ice crtam. All
patronage will be appreciated.
Miss Litzsey of Columbia visited Mrs.
0. B. Simpson last week.
Miss Pansy Wallace leaves this week
for Carrollton, Ga., after spending six
weeks with her sister, Mrs. G. W. Harmon.
Mrs. J. F. Browne and little daughter,
Elizabeth, will reach home Tuesday,
after a fortnight stay in tfce
mountains of North Carolina.
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Messrs. O. S. Miner ana a. u iwneeier
spent last Thursday in Columbia.
Mr. Kellus Mitchell of Batesburg
spent the week-end with Mr. Pat
Mr. R. K. Wise will spend a few days
this week in Columbia, with his aunt,
Mrs. A. H. Kofcn.
Misses Josephine and Elizabeth May
baye gone to Sabot, V%.
The following is a synopsis of a
play, "Miss Topsy Turvey," which will
be given in the town hall Friday evening,
August 27, for the benefit of the
Prosperity School Improvement asso
ciation and for tJ'.:e O'Xeall School Improvement
association. Admission 15
and 25 cents.
The play which is to be presented
is entitled "Miss Topsy Turvy," or
"The Courtships of the Deacon." The
scene of the play is laid in an old
Southern country home. There are
eight characters composing the play.
The play occurs at the home of :Mrs.
Clarendon, who will be represented by
Miss Hattie Wise. Her daughter, Topcy
Turvy, who will be acted by Miss
j Eunice Shealy, is a very* mischievous
I girl, who is playing tricks and pranks
j upon anyone and everyone she meets;
1 /lnrvconiion+lii TVTrc fla rPnHrvn Hppnis it"
\_> Wli. 0\.4uum-ij iUi. viiuvii vtv^.?.w -V
wise to employ a governess for her
il'.-.igh-spirited daughter. This governj
ess is Miss Spriggs, who will be acted
by Miss Annie Wise. The poor old
maid becomes tired and lonesome at
her post of duty as governess for
Topsy, so she falls in love With Deacon
Jones, w> o will be represented by Mr.
Norman Wessinger. After the old
Deacon "screws his courage to the
highest pita ," enough to ask Miss
Spriggs to be his loving wife, she consents.
But this union proves to be a
I very unhappy one and most especially
j for the old deacon, for in him will be
I Vflrn-oeontad oil fVio truitc fl T! fharjlf!
j A ^OVUtVU i*ll b* M*vtj -??
teristics of a pure, thoroughbred henpecked
May Golden, who will be represented
by Lottie Mills, and Frank Golden, her
brother, who will be acted by Arthur
Shealy, are visiting at the ihorae of
their aunt, Mrs. Clarendon; Frank Golden
being a college boy spending l is
vacation with his aunt and talso his
cousin, Topsy Turvy, who he is very
anxious to assist in all her mischievous
tricks she is continually playing
upon everyone. May Golden is in acquaintance
with a wealthy English lord.
She does not love him, but only hopes
to win his wealth, rank and title. Tlhis
rnorii'oii -will hp rpnresented bv
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Air. Willie Mills, who comes over to
America to win t)':e. fair hand of Miss
May Golden, but he hears her say that
she does not love him, and all she
wants to win is his wealth, rank and
" * it- J - - i J ^ nrrt ?nf/>i f a
Title, SO <^e ueciues mat us wauta w
win the love of a loving woman, and
that one finally proves to be Topsy
Turvy, the mischievous girl. ' Old Xed,
the servant, will be acted by Mr. Jo^n
Cason. Poor old Xed has to be the
servant for tihe entire community and
Dvorvftno imnnses nnnn tf. at old dar
key, who is always threatening to give
up his job.
Death of Mrs. Lucy E. Dickert.
Mrs. Lucy E. Dickert, aged 63, died
Monday at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. E. T. Forrest, 435 Gordon
street. Mrs. Dickert lived in Live Oak,
Fla. She is survived by her husband,
C. P. Dickert; five daughters, Mrs. J.
W. Poe, Vidalia, Ga.; Mrs. Maude
Starr, Live Oak, Fla.; Mrs. C. D.
Holmes, Tifton, Ga.; I.Mrs. ;E. T. Forrest
and Miss Florence Dickert of Atlanta,
Ga.; three sons, M. J. Dickert,
Live Oak, Fla.; A. G. Dickert, Little
Rock; C. R. Dickert, Tifton, and one
sister, Mrs. W. A. Hill, Newberry, S.
C.?Atlanta Constitution, Aug. 17.
Mrs. Dickert was the wife our former
fellow citizen, Charles P. Dickert,
wi':o once served the county as trial
pistice of Xo 11 township for more
than ten years. He is a brother our
our townsman, uoi. u. (a. uicKeri-; ue
has been a citizen of Florida for 20
years, where he holds the position of
magistrate or county judge of Live
Oak and Suwanea counties.
Mrs. Dickert was the daughter of .T.
Hardy Suber of tf e Broad River section.
Her mother was Miss Eugenia
Gunter, a sister of Dr. Gunter, who
practicec meaicme in uus ukwj
years ago. Mrs. Dickert lived to rear
a large family to the age of maturity
and hers was the first death in the
family in. a married life of nearly a
weaifi or Mrs. drawer.
LVfirs. Carrie Gruber, wife of Mr. M.
L. Gruber, died at her home here on
(Monday morning as 8:10 o'clock and
will be buried at St. Paul's on Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock, service by
the Rev. W. J. Roof. Mrs. Gruber was
about 44 years oldfi and besides her
husband she leaves six cttuavea.
Among her other surviving relatives
are three sisters living in Newberry,
Mrs. Minnie Koon. Mrs. Delia Koon
and Mrs. Pickers Sultan.
Ex-Gov. Cole L
BLEASE AND COOPER
HAVE NOT TRADED
WILL RESPOND TO DEMANDS OF
FRIENDS iAND RUN FOR GOV.
Makes This Statement in Letter to
Beard in Answer to Charge That
He and Cooper Hare Traded.
Gov. Blease makes the positive statempnt
that hp will hp a pandidatp for
governor in the campaign of 1916. He
says the demands for ftim to do so
come from all parts of the State and
that they are so strong he can not
afford to deny this demand from his
friends who have stood by him so
many times. Personally he I-as no desire
to make the race or to be gov
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ernor, Decause ms amumon w mai
line has been satisfied by having
served two terms. But if it is the
opinion of his friends that it is his 1
duty to lead the people in tne fight '
which is to be made next year, he
can not give a <0eaf ear to such a call
and he will respond.
His statement is brought forth by an
article which Mr. iW. P. Beard pub
lished in tf'e Scimitar a few issues
back, and the letter is to Mr. Beard
in reply to the charge in that article
that there had been a deal between
Blease and Cooper. Gov. Blease leaves
little doubt as to his position in regard
to a supposed deal with Mr. Cooper
and as to his attitude in tl'.'e campaign
next year. \
If Mr. Blease should enter the campaign
next year it will not be a dull
campaign, but there will be something
doing at every meeting. There seems
now to be no doubt that he will enter,
because his friends from all parts of
tVia Qtoto oro Homnnriincr that f" P malce
The following is the letter from Gov.
Blease to Mr. W. P. Beard:
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 20,1915.
Mr. W. P. Beard, Abbeville, S. C.
In your issue of August the loth,
under the caption, "Have Blease and
Cooper Traded?" you state: "There
is an understanding between Governor
Blease and R. A. Cooper to the effect
that if Cooper will run against Manning
next year Blease will not, but
if Cooper don't run, Blease will."
I desire to answer your question In ]
order tJ':at you and your friends may
have no misunderstanding in reference
to the matter. In the race for
governor last year Mr. Cooper on the
stand throughout the State would
preach law and order and peace and
hprmnnv On thp railroad trains and
around the i':otels he would denounce
Blease and Bleaseism in more bitter
language than any other candidate for
governor on or off the stand. Some of
Mr. Cooper's friends went among my
friends and told them that Cooper was
a Bleasite tha;t Blease had helped him
to be elected solicitor and was sup
porting him for governor, and many I
of my friends were led to vote for Mr.!
Cooper from tl'.at statement, as can
be easily verified, if it is necessary. I
do not charge Mr. Cooper, personally,
with his friends' action, but I do
charge his friends with carrying the
message and thereby gaining him
many votes from my friends, which fee
would not have otherwise gotten.
However, I think it due my friends
to state, since you have raised the
issue, that Mr. Cooper has never been
a political friend of mine and possibly
never will be; and I presume it entirely
unnecessary for me to add, that
n? nrmriitinns or circumstances
will I ever vote for any man who
fig)u.ts me, nor will I make any trade
with him. I will remain a private citizen
the balance of my life and die and
be forgotten by all of my friends and
my family before I would trade with
any man politically, or with any faction
politically, and thereby prove
traitor to those who have stood by me
in my political fights and for whom I j
am still figfrting. Some people have,.
been elected to office by one set of j
men and after they got ia office be- j
trayed their friends by selling out to;
the other side, and today, while they
still hold office, are looked upon as
the most/-contemptible traitor to hi*
people and his principles that ever
disgraced Soutl'n Carolina. Hfs oldtime
friends view him with contempt
and his new-made friends (?) laugh
at the mention of his name, which,
however, I assure you will never be
my fate. My enemies may rejoice at
my being a private citizen, but neither
they nor my friends will ever be permitted
to say tfcat Blease wrent back
on them or failed them whenever they
called upon him. And, therefore, I
will never make any trade with any
man in this world who has not been
true to the people's cause through
thick and thing, through defeat as well
as in victory.
As between Mr. Cooper and the present
governor, it is not necessary to
say which one I would vote for, but
I certainly would not advise a Bleasite
to vote for either. *
As to the latter part of your article,
permit me to state, SO THERE
CAN BE NO MISUNDERSTANDING,
that I have received letters from all
parts of the State. Some asking me
to run and others demanding that I
do run for governor next year, and
people from every part of the S-tate
have been to me and requested me to
run. I have said to many of them
that tlbey let me rest and let's all agree
upon another man. Their reply, to tJhe
man. has been: "You are the only
man who can get our party back together
and to you and you alcne are
we looking." It is for these reasons
that I have taken t):e position that I
have with reference to the campaign
next summer. In order that there can
be no further misunderstanding about
the matter, I now, to you, for you to
make such use of as you see fit, an- . ?
nounce that I will be a candidate forgovernor
in 1916, unless my friends
tf- rnn?hotit the State ohansre their
present attitude, which I have not the
slightest idea they will do.
As I said when I left the governor's
office and have since repeated, personally
I am not a candidate for governor,
but my friends have made the
demand and I do not propose to forsake
tfaem in defeat any more than I
would ueiray mem in viuturj.
At the first campaign meeting I
shall raise the people's colors and fight
as I have never fought before for the
cause of the people, wl':ich is a righteous
cause and which the great God
of this Universe may allow to be temporarily
defeated, but will at last pre?
!i n oil
Villi, lor <s.i e tut; pniiv,ipica \jl
liberty loving men and the cause of an
all-wise and a just God. So I presume
it is now in order to say "on with the
dance, let joy be unconfined."
Cole. L. Blease.
COLLEGE DAYS ARE SEAJR.
College opening is near at hand. <
Soon the students will return and the
work of the fifty-ninth session of Newberry
college will begin.
The opening takes place on Thursday,
September 16. September p e 14th
and 15th will be given over to examinations
for entrance and promotion.
These are days also when the faculty
gives opportunity to the boys to work
off their "conditions," so tnat tney may
start the year with clean record and a
Prof. A. Reiser, who is to teach Latin
and Greek at the college, is expected
to arrive about September 5. He is at
present traveling in tine West. He recently
completed his course for the
master's degree at the University of
Montana, where he made a great rep
utation as a stuaeni.
Coach >W. fi. Shaw, the new physical
director, writes President Harms that
he will be in Newberry about ten days
before college opens, to begin the earlypractice
of foot ball. A number of the
candidates will report to faim on the
campus to begin the work of fcullding
up an Indian team that will sustain
the reputation of the college.
The buildings and grounds are being
put in condition for the year. A large
number of new students hare enrolled
and the college looks forward to the
largest attendance in inany years.