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VOLOIE LIU, 3UMBEK 71 DEWBERRY, S. 0, 1TESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 191*. TWICE A WEEK, $1M A YEA*.
TO MEET IN NEWBERRY
The Federation of Young People's Society
of Lutheran (liureli Will
Hold Annual Electing Here.
The fifth annual convention of the
Federation of Young People's Societies
of the South Carolina synod will
be held in the Church of the Redeemer
The following is a list of the officers,
cnAaicPT-R on the Drosram and dele
gates who will attend:
Mr. C. E. Xorman, vice president; !
ZNIiss Willie Mae Wise, corresponding
secretary; Mr. G. H. Ballentine, recording
secretary; Miss Rosalyn Summer,
literary secretary; i.Miss Elberta j
Sease, assistant literary secretary; Mr. j
i No treasurer. 1
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Speakers on the program, Miss Elizabeth
Voigt, Rev. P. E. Monroe, Mrs.
M. 0. J. Kreps, Rev. R. C. Holland, j
Rev. H. A. MeCullough, Re>v. W. H. j
Greever, Mr. J. B. Ballentine, Mr. \V. j
A. Reiser, Miss Mary Ballentine and;
' Miss Emma Lou Schirmer.
St. Barnabas, Charleston?Messrs.
Fred Bischoff, Harry Likes and Miss
Emma Lou Schirmer.
Grace Church. Prosperity?Mr. L. M.
Wise. Miss Isoline Wyche and Mrs. J.
St. Stephens, Lexington?Mr. David
Schwartz, Miss Ernestine Barre and
Misses Ruth, Caro and Essie Efird.
Summerland College?Misses 'Mary
Ballentine, Helen Nichols, Annette
Long, Gertrude Yonce, Agnes Monts, |
Ruth Long and Sarah Huffman. J
Mt. Pleasant, Ehrhardt?-Misses An- j
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nie Sue -L'opeiana, rreuu nicis ana \
Bethlehem. Pomaria?Misses Olive
Richardson, 'Willeze Boinest, Pearle
Ballentine and Edna Leitzsev.
Mt. Olive, Prosperity?Misses Annie
"Wise, Bonnie Lester, Anni Julian Harmon
and Mr. X. L. Wessinger.
St. John's, Irmo?Mr. tVarion Elea-!
zer. Miss Mildred Derrick and Mr. W.
St. John's, Lexington?Mr. J. L. Bal- J
Pomaria Lutheran Church, Pomaria!
?Misses Katie Wilson, Ida tMae Setzler
and Elo'se Hipp.
First Lutheran, Greenville?Mr. and
Mrs. R. F. Bowe and Mr. H. hi. Lx>sse.
Providence. Lexington?Miss Lucile
C'cok and Mr. D. I. Win gar d.
Theological Seminary, Columbia?
Messrs. J. A. Shealey, W. A. Reiser,
F. B. Lingle. C. X. Yount, Arthur Huffman
and C. E. Xorman.
St. Marks, Charlotte?Miss Wilhemina
Ebenezer, Columbia?iMisses Bertha
Habenicht, Bessie Milne and Margery
Luther and the president of the society
Mc. Tabor, Xewberry?Misses Lucile
Counts, Xell Shealy and Olin Bun
Mt. Pilgrim, Prosperity?Misses Eunice
Long, Lucile Shealey and Mr.
This list is incomplete, as all of the
names have not been sent in.
The Athenean Literary Society.
The following officers have been selected
for the present term in the
Athenean society: 'Ernest Digby, president;
John Higgins, vice president;
John Floyd, secretary; George Rodelsperger,
treasurer; Clyde Harris,
chaplain; Joe Vigodskv, sergeant-atarms;
Russell Swain, Drayton Xance
and. Thos. E. Davis, critics; Charley
West, Pat Livingston ana ri'nos. raysinger,
The program last Friday was as follows:
Scripture reading and the Lord's
prayer. Roll cail and minutes. Debate.
"Resolved, That the United Slates Government
Ought to Recognize Carranza
as the Head of the Mexican Government."
Affirmative, Geo. Rodelsperger j
and Clyde Harris. Negative, Beale I
Cromer and Drayton Nance. The neg-1
ative won. Reading on "Coal Gas," by j
Fulmer Wells. Oration, "The Carving I
of a Life." by Strother Paysinger. Dec- j
lamations by Edwin Setzler and F?ed
Hayes. Current events, Fred Sale.
The subject for debate on the previous
Fridav night was: "Resolved, i
That the United States Ought to Prohibit
the Sending of War Supplies
From This Country to Any of the Belligerent
Nations of Europe." The offirmative
speakers were John Floyd
and Joe Vigodsky. The negative was
defended by John Higgins and T. E.
Davis. The affirmative won.
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I really enjoy reading sometimes
when I nave nothing else to do and
want some little diversion?1 started
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(JUL cc a-av mat i cuju; i?.uu>u9
casion the views and observations of
the two local reporters on the two
local papers. They .very frequently
have some very bright ideas and they
tell them in good shape. For instance
1 notice that the local reporter of The
Herald and News gives out under the
head of Various and All About the
startling and valuable information
that. "October comes in on the first
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UiiV Ui IUC XlIUiil>4i tino j just
wondering if it came in on the
second or third day of the month in
ether years. At any rate, I know the
reading public is delighted to receive
the information that October comes in
cn the first day of the month this
year. Ana then I was reading -under
the head of observations in the Ocj
server that "October the beautiful
dawns this morning. It is the loveliest
month of the year. Welcome,
sweet October." October seems to be
a great favorite with these writers.
Well, it is a sadly sweet month. Space
| must be filled and it is the sort of
stuff the people want and that is the
thing to give them. They are pretty
! gocd local reporters and not much
: happens that they fail to hear about
and that is the thing to make the
local paper interesting. I would not
1 make much of a local reporter, as I
would never hear of the thing until
it was almost ancient history in this
fast and rapid age. Times are not like
they used to be. A thing?now, that
is not elegant diction, out i recKon it
will pass?I was going on to say that
a thing that happened last week is too
old to print. The world has done moved
on and does not care to hear about
it. Now, I am not criticizing or finding
fault and I do not want any one
to mistake what I am writing. I really
enjoy these little sayings and they are
truly a recreation to the tired mind
and I do not wonder that the reading
public enjoys them.
And then as I have said aforetime, 1
like to read and quote sweet little sentiments
expressed in verse. There
may be people who do not like to read
it, and, as I have said oftentimes, there
is no compulsion on any one to read
anything that I write, and if you find
something now and then in this column
that you do not like, why just
skip over it and I will not know any
better, and if I did I would not care.
I read a little poem the other day that
I think carries not only beautiful sentiment.
but a great truth, and one that
I wish I could impress upon every boy
and every girl as they go out from the
old home, and that is that they do not
forget the folk that they have left
behind, and if you care for them let
them know it while they may appreciate
it and before it is too late. The
tendency with most of us is to wait
until the lips are hushed forever and
then try to make amends by strewing
the casket with flowers and shed-*
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amg lears mai can nut ue sccu aim
saying kind things that can not be
heard. The tender words never spoken
will do no one any good. Read the following
little poem, my dear young
friends, and put it in your scrap book
and read it every day and then act on
the good thought which it contains:
Before It's Too Late.
If you have a gray-haired mother,
And from home you are away,
Sit down and write the letter
You put off day by day.
Don't wait till her tired steps
Reach heaven's pearly gate,
But snow 'her that you think of her
| Before it is too late. ,
If you've a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
Don't wait till you forget it,
But whisper it today.
I Who knows what bitter memories
May haunt you if you wait?
| So make your loved ones happy,
Before it is too late.
The tender words unspoken,
The leter never sent.
The long-forgotten messages.
."i ne weaun 01 love unspent.
j For these some hearts are breaking,
I For these some loved ones wait;
So show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.
If you do then you will know and
realize and appreciate the joy of living.
\ou must striKe tne proper gait lr you
would know something of the joy of
living. And that reminds me that I
read another little poem the other day
on this very subject?the joy of living,
and I think if you will read it carefully
maybe you will be helped in your
effort to live. Here it is:
Joy in Living.
There is lots of joy in living if you
.ctriL-o tVia nrnnor croit*
cii nvv, mv. v/yvi )
If you always come up smiling in the
face of every fate.
If you're keeping step and whistling
some lively little tune,
You'll be living gay and happy as a
summer day in .June.
Keep a level head, don't worry, help
your brothers on the way;
Let the sunshine of good humor shine
upon you ev'ry day;
Speak a cheerful word at all time,
never "knock" your fellow man
And you'll surely be rewarded?just
keep doing all you can.
There is lots of joy in living if you live
your life aright.
Lots of sunshine and of roses, keep
your eyes turned to the light,
Look behind the clouds of trouble:
there's a silver lining there,
And you'll find it if you're only living
life upon the square.
Scatter good cheer like the thistles
scatter seed before the wind,
And the petty woes and troubles soon
will be left far behind.
Be a "booster" every minute, help
along your fellow man
And you'll surely be rewarded, just
keep doing all you can.
You know, when you really come to
stop and think about it seriously there
are really very few of us who know
the first principle of the joy of living.
\\T r\ avicf ao if egqttic!
>f o in^i CAioi auva ouuxw ixx^o n uvviiio
to me that we make a poor out of existing.
If we could just fuHy appreciate
the beauty, for instance, of the
October days and the many things thai
have been put here for our enjoyment
and pleasure and think less of our
noble selves, we would all be a great
deal more happy and know more of
the jov of living. I have met some people
whom I always felt must be miserable.
They never :had a kind word
or a pleasant smile for any one. They
were always saying unkind things and
seemed to think that every other person
was a bad citizen or that something was
all the time wrong and the world was
all out of joint. Nothing was made
right and in fact they could only see
the dark side of the picture. I have
often thought that life to sucn must
be a terrible thing. Certainly they
had not learned the first principle of
the real joy of living and then thi
worst part of it, they made others
with whom by the ties of nature they
had to stay?yes, stay with?most miserable.
To such life must be truly
just one thing after another, as
seme one has said:
"If you're keeping step and whistling
some lively little tune,
Vnn'li hp living 2av and nannv as a
summer day in June."
Yes, whistling, even at the risk of
disturbing some germs. Would be a
good thing to transfer some of these
germs. They might do good. And
then be as happy as a summer day in
June. Yes, whistle and sing as you go
and get some of the joy in living.
Xow to demonstrate to these two
youthful local reporters that I appreciate
and enjoy their bright scintilla
tions?I reckon that's a good word
and used in the proper connection?I
am going to commend to their careful
consideration a beautiful little poem by
Helen Hunt Jackson on "October's
Bright Blue Weather." It may be
found in one of the present day school
books, but for fear that it has been so
long since they went to school I am
going to quote it in full for their
"0 suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together.
Va ^a-nrmt rival for one hour
DIPLOMATS THINK THAT
BULGARIA TEUTONIC ALLY
Public Interest Still Centered on Allies'
Offensive in West and Austro
tinman .unuiict in ta^u
London, Oct. 1.?The belief that Bui- .
garia has taken sides with the central <
powers and that the Anglo-French and <
Russian troops will assist the Balkan J
friends of the entente powers, momenisrilv
has divprr^rl the attention of 1
diplomats, but has riot dampened the '
interest of the public in the situation ?
in the Eastern and Westtern theaters
v.f war. ;
The allies' offensive in the West and j
the determination with which the Rus- i :
?ians are opposing the Austro-German 1
advance in the East are the absorbing
Tho npw-o frnm fho twfi fronts is cnn- ^
siilered the best for many months. j ,
The French and British forces ap-1
parentiy have "made no further prog-!
ress except in the region of Xeuville, j
in Artois, but they have been success-' .
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attacks and so far as is known have j
held 'Virtually all the ground gained.
In the East the Russians appear to
be making a much better effort, for <
except just in front of Dvinsk and in <
Volhynia the Germans claim to nave ]
made no progress, while between thoso
two points and in Galicia, according ;
to Berlin, all the attacking is being ]
done by the Russians. Indeed, the ?
Russian troops, by countering the attack
which Field Marshal von Hinden- <
burg launched at Minsk?from the
northwest?'have succeeded pretty well (
in strengthening out their line from
north to south.
Italy also is showing signs of renewed
activity and has commenced an
offensive along the Isonbo river, particularly
against the important Austrian
fortress of Tolmino.
Nothing has been heard of the
much talked of Austro-German offensive
against Servia or of the operations
on the Gallipoli peninsula.
October's Dngnt oiue weamer.
When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant.
And golden rod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant
When gentians roll their fringes tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burs
iWithout a sound of warning.
When on the ground red apples lie
m pues like jewels snining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining.
When all the lovely wayside things
.Their white-winged seed are sowing,
And in the fields, still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing.
When springs run low, and on the
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sing noiseless in the
Of woods, for winter waiting.
When comrades seek sweet country
By twos and twos together, ]
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October's bright blue weather.
0 suns and skies and flowers of June, i
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year f
October's bright blue weather."
Since reading this little poem I am
convinced that I know at least why <
the local man of the Observer so loves i
the blue October days. It is because,
as Helen Hunt Jackson says,
"When comrades seek, sweet country
By twos and tows together." ,
Of course you know what kind of :
twos. Then, too, she says it is a time
"Love loveth best or all the year."
Now. my dear young friends, I love
you and enjoy reading your little para- -
graphs. I, too, was once young and
know just how you feel about all this, j
And I wish you every joy and pleasure 1
In these blue October davs.
" THE IDLER. *1
THE CONDITION OF COTTON <
IS NOW 63.7 PER CENT
Xew Vcrk. Oct. 2.?The condition of <
:-otton on an average date of Septeni- <
:)er 23 as ascertained by over 2,000 re- <
plies of special correspondents of The <
v ^ /. ^ r?o - i ,,
journal 01 commerce was oo.i
:ent, as compared with 70.7 per cent
i month ago,, representing a deterioration
of 7 points.
This .is somewhat excessive, having
jeen exceeded only once in the past
ten years, when in 1907 the depreciation
amounted to 7.4 points; in 1908
it was 7 points. The ten year average
is 5.2 per cent deterioration.
Unfavorable weather conditions <
drought about unusual shedding and <
:he striking feature of the report is <
universal prediction of an extremely <
short top crop. A year ago at this <
Lime condition was 75.5 per cent; in <
1912 it was 67.1 per cent, and in 19.12 !<
it was 70.3 per cent. <
Largely on account of much prema
ture opening, picking is well advanced, <
being 35.4 per cent gathered, against <
33 per cent last year, 30 per cent in <
1912 arifl 2S.2 ner cent in 1912. <
Xortii Carolina 71.4 76.8
South Carolina 65.8 72.0
Georgia 62.1 69.8 '
Florida 59.5 69.3
Alabama 59.8 67.0
Mississippi 6&.7 70.7
Louisiana 62.0 69.5
rexas 62.7 69.G
A.i*kansas 63.2 74.7
rennessee 72.9 78.0
Missouri % 71.7 78.2 j
Oklahoma 66.8 72.4 |
Average 63.7 70.7
AT MASS MEETING
Request City Fathers to Hold Meeting
Not Later Tlian Tuesday
T?"U ^ ao i ntliArl? Al"^
lilt; (J1HZ.CJULO VUUIUillltl , uuiuuwuvv.
by resolution at the mass meeting Friday
night, tonight addressed letters
to Mayor Griffith, and E. M. DuPre, C.
M. Asbill, R. C. Keenan and M. M. Rice,1
councilmen, requesting a meeting of i
city council not later than Tuesday at I
11 o'clock in the morning <.o investigate
the charges preferrtd against the
mayor by R. J. Persons. The committee
is composed of W. Andrew
Clarkson, Christopher Atkinson, T. S.
Bryan, W. B. Summersett, F. AV. Parham
and B. R. Heyward.
The following is a copy of the letters:
"We, the undersigned, in pursuance
af the appointment made by a mass
meeting held in the court house in
this city last night, respectfully re- <
3uest you to call and hold a public <
meeting of the city council not later <
than Tuesday morning, the 5th of Oc- <
tober, at 11 a. m., for the purpose of <
investigating the charges against the <
nayor for disorderly conduct on September
the 18th; and to ascertain and '
letermine whether or not the position *
:>f head of the police department should
be taken out of his hands and
>nn f rrvl a n r) rem C CI an p-d J
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"Also to ascertain and determine
whether he has the power to remit i
fines and if so, has it been properly
exercised; and should this power be (
revoked and reassigned."
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY J
Cotton Selling and Business Good? 1
Tliieres and Gamblers at Work? <e
William Lester Chapter.
SnoHsi m Thp Herald and News.
Prosperity, Oct. 4.?With a number
Df wagons loaded with cotton and cotton
selling at 12 cents, and all the merchants
in town busy, looked as if
Prosperity truly has returned to "prosperity"
Mr. Drayton Moore of Saluda was a
business visitor in Prosperity Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hawkins spent
Sunday at St. Lukes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. .Counts, Mr. and
T f PrAcorvn and Miss frPrfrild?
?. fj. O. VIWJ^JVU MUU ?
Bobb spent Thursday in Greenville.
Mr. A. L. .Wheeler is spending a few 1
jays in Columbia.
t\!iss Effie Hawkins has as her guest, t
Miss Eula Taylor of Newberry.
Miss Annie Moseley, who has a music i
studio in Batesburg, is home for the 1
Mrs. D. E. Ridgell and little Chris- (
;ine have returned to Jacksonville, af- [
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COTTON MARKET <3>
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i> Xe*yherry. <?>
r> ?Cotton 12c <?>
s> Cotton seed, per bu 53l/i
? ? <?
j> Prosperity. ^
t> Cotton 12c ^
Cotton seed, per bu 52^c <S>
$> ' Pomaria. ^
y Cotton 12c ^
Cotton seed, per bu 51c ^ V
t> Little Mountain. ^
^ Cotton 12c
^ Cotton seed, per bu 52^c ^
? SiWerstreet. ^
+ 19r> $>
^ UUtLUll jl-V*
$ Cotton seed, per bu 52J^c ^
S> Chap pells. <?>
^ Cotton seed, per bu 54c
^ Cotton 12c Q>(
Cotton seed, per bu 52J^c
s> From Mr. Robert McC. ^
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?> Holmes The Herald and :\ews y
received the following report <S>and
the- government report, both <S>
of which come out yesterday:
$ "Ginners report made up to ?
$ September 25, 2.900,000 bales
? compared with 3,382,000 last
?> year. t
"Condition of crop by U. S.
^ government up to September
?> 25, 60.8 compared with 73.5 last <?
^ year and ten-year average of <S>
^ fiSS" / , <?
? Mr. Holmes estimates the ^
^ crop at 11,000,000 bales. ^
? With this. report the future ^
?> market advanced from 60 to 55 ^
points. The spot market in ^
? Newberry went to 12 cents, <?
$ strong, and that is what was ^
being paid yesterday. On- Sat- <?>
urday 758 bales were on the ^
Newberry market, 445" were <S>
$ sold and the balance stored.
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^ The average price was jlz cems. ^
? iCotton seed had no market. It
? brought almost finy price that
$ was asked. Some one said as <?>
high as 56 cents per bushel.
In Prosperity about 150 bales <S>
came in on Saturday; 100 sold <$
^ and the balance stored. ^
At Chap pels about 50 ba^es
$ were sold on Saturday. Not
^ holding at present prices. ?
tvTr. c. E. Summer, ^president
of Summer Bros, company, and &
$ an expert in cotton, had said <$
* several days ago that the gov- <$>
ernment report would be 60.8, ^
exactly what it was.
,er spending the summer with Mr. and
tfrs. W. A. Moseley.
Mrs. J. L. Wise and Miss Nellie spent
Saturday in Columbia.
Miss Erin Kohn of Columbia is visting
iMrs. J. F. Browne.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert spent Saturlay
Thursday night thieves entered Mr.
N. Crosson's store and quite a lot
)f merchandise was taken. Rural Po
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iceman Taylor caugni one tn me utt?roes
at Newberry and recovered some
)f the stolen goods. The other negro
s still at large.
Again on Saturday night Rural Poiceman
Taylor rounded up the negroes
:or gambling and lodged them in Prosperity
jail early Sunday morningMr.
Ray Gibson or Columbia spen:
;he week-end with his parents, Mr. anl
Mrs. W. T. Gibson.
The Misses Koon have returned to
dewberry, after a visit to Rev. J. B.
Dr. J. M. Kibler and tamiiy or isewaerry
spent Sunday with Mrs. J. A.
Mrs. G. P. Bedenbaugh has gone to
the iColumbia hospital to >visdt her
lusband, who is no better.
IMr. Lee Boozer of Saluda has enured
the Prosperity High school.
Rev. J. B. Harmon will move Wedlesdav
into the Moffett house, in McS'ary
The William Lester chapter, U. D.
2., will meet Tuesday afternoon at
}:3j0 with Miss Aitta Kae Whaler.