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^ YOLUME LIII., NUMBER 87. . ~ NEWBERRY, S. C? TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 19ir>. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR,
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I GALL ON WII SON
L FOR PEACE MOVE
W??F\ T'RfJF CONFERENCE OF
i Appear Optimistic as to Results of
Their Appeal to the
Washington, Nov. 26.?Efforts to win
President W:*sof s s1 j>port for a con%
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lerence 01 neutrais iu muiaic ^tav: i
proposals in Europe reached a climax
today when Wme. Rosinka Schwimmer !
of Hungary and Mrs. Ethel Snowden,
wife of a member of the British par- ;
Itemenr c^Ii^d z-.t ti e write house with
La a personal appeal and word that they
had definite information that the ma
jority of the belligerent nations would
not turn deaf ears to suggestions from
a neutral gathering.
The women talked with tke president
for more than half an hour and
Ik went away much pleased over their
reception, though the president had
made no promises. About 400 peace j
advocates, fresh from a mass meeting '
* * 1 3 - x ? ?-?AnAm noniDrl f Vl C*
^ JIC1Q. ?11 d llicaici , avvuuil/uut^u uav
Op president's callers to the white house..
W The president was urged to initiate a
peace conference or at least to signify i
L that he would appoint a delegate from
P the United States if another neutral
I nation called one. He was told that
pea'.o a'". ocares ia every bel-'
Wr /igerent and neutral nation in Europe i
"belie-. e from talks with officials abroad
Vof r<sCll1t? Wmild
Cua i pi av/ vivui i vwv?.w ^? v. - w - - ? Officials
He was also informed that Henry j
Ford, the Detroit manufacturer, had in
his possession statements, some of
them signed, from officials in some of
the countries of both sides of the Eu- j
i ropean conflict to the general effect
J that they would interpose no objection ,
k to the calling of a conference of neu- i
trals to make peace proposals. j
Mme. Schwimmer, who saw the pres. I
Cflrorol mrvnthc QPTk ATI thP same !
JUCTUb octiai tuvuvw ~ ? j
subject and was not optimistic then,!
said tonight that she believed the presIident
was deeply impressed with information
laid before him.
'The president made no definite
promise," she added, "but I think you
will hear something from the white
house before very long."
At the white house it was said that
there would be no statement regard
ing the call. Up to this time the posiLr
tion of the president is that he had
H had nothing from Europe which leads
him to believe that the time is oppor'
tune for him to take any step.
Call For Conference.
At the mass meeting resolutions
Trere adopted urging the president to
k call on neutral nation-? to appoint repm
resentatives to & conference "for con
Istant mediation without armistice and
dedicated to finding a just settlement
of this ^conflict." The resolutions recited
that envoys sent by theN International
Congress of Women at The
Hague "ascertained from the governments
of the belligerent nations of
i Europe tha* they would have no objec- |
lions to the calling of a conference I
of the neutral nations of the world |
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n looking ro rne possioie termination 01 j
ft the war."
W Mme. Schwimmer presented these
^.. resolutions to the president and told
* him that the common people of all the
nations at war wanted peace. Mme.
Schwimmer was one of the women who
' - * - J -flC ?. ? U?lli o?/\wAn f o ? J > r\Ji
rVIJ>JH*U DUlUiao CM emu neutral
nations several months a^o.
Addresses were made at the meeting
by Mme Schwimmer. Mrs. Snowden.
Mrs. Louise Post, wife of the assistant
secretary of labor: Henry Ford
and other peace advocates.
Mr?. Snowden declared that the cen
sorship hoard was preventing the peoin
this country from knowing: of
the widespread demand for .peace. She
fold" of two recent speeches in the
L hou^p lords in Txmdon on peace.
which sh? said the censorship had
f prevented from beins published.
Henrv Ford's address was brief.
"Out of the trenches by Christmas and
never hark r>srain H my motto." hp said
ard sat down.
I In the campaign wmcn nas oe^" |
carried on for a wpek fo influence thp j
president. about .".000 telesrrams bare
fA "bppn re<^pivpd af thp white house. Onp
of tnpse Tne<W2?s was from Mrs. Carr:^
Cbanmnn Catt president of the Inpr
ternational Suffrage alliance.
LOOKS DARK AGAIN
John Bnll Fears Greece Will \ot Toe
the Mark, According to
London, Xov. 27.?London's cheerful
view of the Greek situation has been j
succeeded by something in the nature (
_ r 4-U * n^Avm'lin rr r\r\'r\ '
Ol it rtctCtlUll cilia liic pic?ainiig, u^m- |
ion is that the press and public jumped j
too quickly to the agreeable conclusion j
that the Greeks would concede readily i
all the allied demands.
Although all the forecasts and spec-!
illation regarding Greece's reply to the
entente ministers' new note, embodying
the detailed demands of their gov
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ernmenus, ui<il uicctr suaiauvcc
curity and liberty of action to the'
Franco-British troops on Greek soil, j
continue to be optimistic, the latest information
from Athens clearly indicates
that Greece had not yet definitely
abandoned the dilatory tactics which
caused the allies such uneasiness.
It is reported from Athens that t1:? i
Greek government probably will pro-1
pose that military experts representing
the entente power shall be appointed to
discuss with the Greek general staff
the demands which it has heretofore
been assured were already sati^factor
The Bulgarian operations in the
neighborhood of Monastir apparently
have frustrated the hopes of a union
of Serbian and allied troops in southern
Serbia; hence the use of the railroads
in Greek territory to effect guch
a union has become of the utmost importance.
The-Germans officially announce further
progress beyond Pristina and Mitrovitsa,
and central Serbia apparently
is almost cleared of Serbian troops.
But In the southern sector, in the
neighborhood of Krivolak, the French
are at least holding their own, if they
have not gained a slight advantage in
the series of attacks and counter-attacks
whicn have given the fighting
here the character of an almost continuous
battle for several days.
Notwithstanding the persistence of
the Bulgarian advance, the Serbians
continue their strong defensive south
and west of Prilep, and, according to a
late unconfirmed Athens dispatch, they
have retaken Krushevo. ,
Russia is now said to have 350,000
troops near the Roumanian frontier in
preparation for an attack on Bulgaria
by land or sea, but this has no:
precipitated any definite declaration of
THE >EWS OF EXCELSIOR.
Farmers Sowing Grain?Working the
Roads?Use the Drag?People
Coming and Going.
Excelsior. Nov. 29.?Miss Annie
Singley has been visiting in Columbia.
Miss Ollie Counts spent Thanksgiving
Mr. Ira Nates of Columbia has been
on a few -days' visit home.
Miss Rosalee Wheeler, who is teach
ing scnooi at rouniam inn, syeu;
Thanksgiving at her home here.
Mise Jennie Ruth Counts has been
visiting relatives in Newberry.
Misses Tarso and Chelsy Kibler are
visiting relatives at Pomaria.
Mr. Willie Shealy and family have
moved from the fVJt. Pilgrim section
over on the Columbia road near Mr.
j E. G. Counts' home.
Mr. A. A. Xates has been on a visit
! to his daughter, Mrs. Willie Blanton,
i in Orangeburg.
nia/t tn fipp the nrice of cotton hasn t
i ' w" " r
kept the farmers from sowing grain.
A large acreage of grain has been
Mr. Herman Kibler and sister, Miss
Kate, and Misses Tarsa and Frances
Kibler have been on a visit to relatives
in Saluda county.
Messrs. Thomas Richardson and Elmer
Werts, two good road men, have
put the Columbia road in good condi
j tion. Mr. Werts has also Deen using
the drag on the roads. Drag the roads.
Miss Pet Dominick came up from
Columbia and spent Thanksgiving at
! her home here.
I Miss Dollie Buzhardt is spending a
, few days with Mr. F. A. Bolani's famiiy.
(Mr. and Mrs. I>. S. Long and Mr.
and Mrs. H. J. Kinard and Mrs. Carrie
Hartman spent Sunday with relatives
in Leixngton county, making the trip
I in Mr. J. E. Long's automobile, with
I Mr. Long at the wheel.
TWENTY-FOUR FORMED IX SPAR.
TAN BURG COUNTY.
Kacli of Twenty-seven Textile Comm
unifies in County to Have
George D. Brown, state superintendent
of mill schools, spent yesterday
in Columbia in conference with
John ?. Swearingen, state superintendent
of education. The last two
weeks have bet-n consumed by Mr.
Brown in organizing night schools in
the mill villages of Spartanburg county.
There are 27 cotton mills in that
county, and night schools have been j
organized in 24. Meetings to effect;
organization in the remaining three j
have already been scheduled for this j
The Spartanburg delegation appro- J
priated $1,400 last year to be applied '
to night school effort. The county!
board in disbursing this amount ap-1
nortioned $1,000 or organize the nightj
schools in the mill villages with the
remaining $400 for rural district work.
Miss Linda Hunter was also employed
as mill school organizer for that
In commenting on the Spartanburg!
plan, Mr. Brown characterized the ap- j
propriation as "the greatest blessing]
the delegation could have contrived j
for mill people." "We are earnestly linninor"
hp said, "that the aDnronria- i
tion will be continued, and that other |
counties will follow the worthy example."
The work has geeti greatly handicapped
in many sections because of
lack of funds. iMr. Brown said yester-;
day that it would be possible to con- j
duct night schools in every mill village
in the State for three months at
least in year were funds available.
The total enrollment in Spartanburg
county is now 823. No one is allowed
to enter under 14 years old. In some
Instances registrations show the ages
to be above bu years; Dotn men ana
women enroll who have never attended
school enough to enable them to
read the simplest English or to scrawl
their own names. The schools meet
three nights each week for sessions of
one and one-half hours. Mr. Brown
also emphasized that the mill people
are wholly responsive to the leaders'
efforts and that the schools are overcrowded.
''The Rose Dream.
All of the children taking part in
"The Rose Dream" are asked to meet
at Holland hall Tuesday afternoon at 4
This is the first operetta that pas
ever been attempted by children in
Newberry. So you may expect to see
something different from anything you
have ever seen here. The play gives
fair promise of being a great success
Marguerite Burns, as Little Rose, the
heroine of the play, is simply fine. You
will surely be pleased with her. Troxelle
Wright, as the lovely Fairy Queen,
and Griffin Williams, as Hop-o-MyThumb,
an elf who guides Little Rose
through Fairyland, both act their parts
well. In fact, all of the characters,
under the efficient training of 5frs.
Harms and the committee, have proven
themselves to be real actors and
actresses. Read the synopsis of the
play found elsewhere in this issue.
If you love pretty children, enjoy
beautiful music and delight in good
acting, come to Holland hall Friday
evening, December 3rd. The curtain
will go up promptly at 8 o'clock. The
play is given for the benefit of the
college library. Admission 25 cents.
iieatn 01 Jirs. tmma narsTayt;.
Mrs. Emma Hargrove, widow of the
^te -Toe Hargrove of No. 4 township,
died last Thursday night at the age of
62. The body was interred in the Mt.
Tabor cemetery Saturday at 1! o'clock.
She is -Furvived by three sons and three
Death of Mr. Charley Coleman.
Mr. Charley Coleman of Saluda
county died at his home'Thanksgiving
day and was buried at Chestnut Baptist
church the following day. iMr.
'Coleman was the fathjr of Mrs. John
M. Halfaore of the St. Philips community
of this county.
NO CHANGES IN NEWBERRY.
Rev. Dibble, Hauknight and Smith Returned?Appointments
i i\ Prftviipritv
Special, to The Herald and News.
Spartanburg, Nov. 29.?The appointments
for the preachers for the coming
year were read today and the Carolina
conference adjourned to meet
next year in Greenville. The following
are the appointments for the Cokesbury
Cokesbury District?W. 1. Herbert,
presiding elder; Abbeville circuit. J.
X. Ison; Abbeville station, J. L. Dantzler;
Butler, W. P. Meadors, Jr.; Broad
River, IW. A. Duckworth; Cokesbury,
R. E. Sharpe; Greenwood, Main Street,
L. P. McGee; Greenwood mill, J. E:
J. Earle; Greenwood circuit, J. Clarson
Steadman; Kinards, W. H. Murray;
McKendie. to be supplied.
Newberry ? Central, F. E. Dibble;
O'Neall Street and Jalapa
Gobe, Smith; Newberry circuit, W. R
Bouknight, R. F. Morris; Parksville,
0. N. Roundtree supply; Phoenix, J. H
Manly; Prosperity and Zion, E. P. Taylor;
Princeton. J. TJ. Ccnnelly; Saluda,
W. E. Jeffcoaf; "Waterloo, B. H. Cov1.n-.'/m:
Vt"lihm:r?\ J M Fridy; Lander
College John 0. Wmon, president; ass.^tart
Sunday school editor, L. F.
P'-i.?rv PrriVr-*.T.r ak i ander Cftlle"ee.
D. 0 Lawton
Rev. E. V. Babb.
On . last Sunday evening Rev. E. V.
Babb preached his farewell sermon to
a large congregation as pastor of the
First Baptist church at Easley. Mr.
Babb and family will leave in a few
days Tor Newberry, where he will serve
the First church as pastor another
year. For tile past four years he has
preached for the Baptists in Easley,
during which time the church has
mad^-much progress in the work for
the Master. We regret*his leaving.?
The question of Heaven and Hell resolves
to this: Some men expect their
reward in the next world and believe
in Heaven. Another man takes his reward
in this world and believes there
is no nen.
"A ROSE DREAM"?
SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAI
Little Rose, who has wandered away
from home and is lost falls asleep. The
fairies find her, and the Fairy Queen
designates Hop-o-My Thumb to guide
her through the I-and of the Lost, and
later to Fairyland, her kingdom. Little
Rose, with a band of roses as her
bodyguard, sees much to delight and
interest her. The fairies, with their
aainty cucum, mc imov/iut<vu>)
who are never at rest, it would seem;
the giant Forgot?all these she meets
through her wonderful guide, Hop-oMy-Thumb.
In the second part they have brought
her to Fairyland itself, where the
lovely queen of the fairies hdlds court,
Can and Can't, the twins, are here, and
little Rose finds a tiny Rose Bud
amidst her bunch of Roses. The
fairies and the elves do their best tc
entertain her, the queen is most gracious
to her, but all this delight can
not keeD a mortal, Little Rose, from
getting tired and sleepy, and as thesf
are fairies of the day. the queen sends
Ho$-o-JMy-Thumb with a message tc
Little Rose's mother 'neath the trees ir
the park, and the last charms of the
fairies, preparatory to taking uight
leave Little Rose sleepily leaning
against the fairy throne; even her attendant
roses are drowsy and drooping,
since the queen tells us
"A mortal child can never stay
In Fairyland but for a day."
And so the fall of the curtain end*
the riav in Fairyland and A Rose
The Doo^ Fairy Elizabeth Harms
I Little Rose ...Marguerite Burns
! Queen of the Fairies. .Troxelle Wrighl
Hop'O-MyThumb (an elf)
The Twins "Can and Can't"
Hubert and Edwin Setzler
The Rosebud Margaret Farrow
The Giant "Forgot" J. B. Setzler
The Roses, the Elves, the Fairies.
Specialties between the ">cts will be
the singing by little Mary Devore and
the ringing and dancing of the latest
"song hit" of the season, "In Tulip
Time," by seven larger boys and girls.
<?> THE IDLER <$>
The following, the editor says, was
clipped from the York News:
'The Newberry Herald and News
opines that before long there win oe
laws to prohibit even' whistling. York
has had some such foolish law on the
ordinance books for a long time."
Xow, that's real funny, isn't it? A
law against whistling. Why, that's
one good way of letting the steam off
and keep the boiler from bursting.
It acts as a sort of safety valve, for a
fellow to be able to whistle. 0, I
reckon the News is talking about the
. whistling'trains. 'Why, I think we had
. an ordinance, or maybe it is still on
the books, to prohibit the ringing of
the car bell or the blowing of the
whistle as the trains passed through
the city limits. That was- because
there were early morning trains that
, rang the bells so long and so loud
1 " ?? aii??
mat it woKe up sume \jl uui &wu v/iti?
zeris too early in the morning. But
let the individual whistle, and let the
"bells ring and the steam engines blow,
. I say, for I like to hear 'em.
Then I read in a paper the other day
' where they have some sort of law over
in Spartanburg that you can't sell cigarettes
to minors. iThat's curious,
isn't it? That there should be such
a law for Spartanburg and not the remainder
of the statfc. Almost every'
' r 1
where i nave Deen a uave own muc
boys puffing away on cirgarettes. But
: tben maybe they didn't buy 'em. I bej
lieve that cigarettes and dope do a
j great deal more injury to the human
: system than does good beer?and it's
all good. But then I don't set mj
judgment up against the combined wis-,
dom cf all the other cranks in the universe.
and so I accept without murmur
. whatever is.
~f TT- n T mil mm_v
i Bv the way. did you read this edi
torial in the State so-me days ago? I
think it was the State. Now you just
read it. I want you to read it first:
Now Look at McColl!
A few years ago a great deal was
said and heard about civic leagues in
numbers of towns and cities, but one
had begun to suspect that all of them
I had succumbed? one hears little about
them nowadays. A gentleman informs
the State that this impression is mistaken?rthat
though some of the leagues
' have ceased to be active, there are others
that persevere in good work. "In
1 McColl," so we are told, "the civic
league, of which Mrs. T. B. Gibson is
president, is especially vigorous and
vigilant and the town is always clean
' and attractive. The league lpaces a
placard wherever attention to premises
is needed and, usually, the attention
is promptly given. So McColl
1 maintains the appeara-!^ of a model
town?and in town prosperity what
I r?mint_s so m'*^h as appearances?"
Cleanliness of premises contributes
s to the health of person and property.
, Germ carrying insects thrive on filthAccidental
fires, the most fatal of
1 property diseases, thrive on trash.
j The town government that encour?
ages and assists the civic league con
ducted by the women of the commui
frk a ?ood government.
i :ih,* io nrvv w, ?? ? ^ w
i There is a civic league in Xewberrsy,
i and while it has not been able to do a
> great deal, it keeps alive and' is aci
complishing something for the com>
munity, but the cavi league, nor any
, other league can do but very littlfe
,r. without the co-operation of the people
of the community. But the reason I
f is not onlv to say that
CI III 4uuuuq ? ,
Xewberry has a civic league that is
active and doing wlac il can to improve
the conditions of the city, not
> only as to appearance, but also from
s a sanitary standpoint, but mainly to
call the attention of the reader to the
modus operandum?is that the proper
i way to put it??well, you know what I
} mean, it is -s<iiq mdi m mtwn vuv
; town is aiv/ay.J cieaa and attractive."
That is fine. Listen at this: "The
i league places a placard wherever attention
to premisses is needed and,
usually, the attention is promptly
given." Just think of it, if such a
plan were adopted by the civic league
in Newberry, the placards that would
be necessary, and my, how the city
would appear with all these placards.
; Wonder if the president of the civic
> I?a2'.ie in >\?Ab*rr? ^ould be brave
enough to placard all the premises that
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^ Cotton ll^c
^ Cotton seed, per bu 65c *
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^ Cotton : ll^c
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 63.C '
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Cotton ' ll%c
'<$> Cotton seed, per bu 64%c
Little Mountain. ^
Cotton v. ll&c ?
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 64%c &
Q 4 ^
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Cotton 12c ' ^
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 65c ^
<s> Cotton ^
^ Cotton seed, per bu 63c ^
& Cotton 11
& Cotton seed, per bu 63c
<S> WhJtmire. > <?
Cotton seed, per bu 63c
^ Cotton 11M*
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A black eye in a woman may indicate temper.
A black eye in a man may
prove "the other fellow" has the
I temper. \
noe.led atiPAtio;: from a cleanly and
I neat and sanitary standpoint? But
j it would be a good thing if some plan
j could be accp .ed by wLich more of the
premises could be kept neater and in
a more sanitary condition. I just
thought I would call to the attention
of the president of our civic league the
plan of Mrs. Gibson of McCoIl and sugI
gest that such a plan might be tried
in Newberry if it was thought necessary.
j I would like to quote,one or two sen,
tences from the State above quoted:
"Cleanliness of premises contributes
to the health of person and property."
j "Health of property." Have you ever
I thought of that before, Well, now, it
; is very true. There are people who
seem not to think so much of health,
cf person, but when you come to talk
j about property, that is the thing that
, is on their mind. I was just thinking
i the other day if every resident and
i?-?~ ~ fimi wmtiH insf sweeD
j every ousmcao mm U*U ? 1
! once a day the paved sidewalk in front t
, of their doors, how much it would add
j to the appearance, and haw little of
t time and effort it would take. Some
time when you are walking along the
street you just stop long enough to
take a brief look at some sidewalk
alongside some other sidewalk, the one
swept every day and the other not at
all, and see what a difference in aprearance.
Now, I am not in the least
personal, bat we do have some sidewalks
that are swept every morning,
&nd then we have some that are not
swept at all. It would improve the
appearance, ever so much if all the
^alks were swept each day, and it
would be too much for the city to employ
some one to do it. But very little
** on/i for pach resident
I c c. <^u,vv:v ?
and each business firm.
Then another sentence I v ant to
quote again from the State: "The
town government that encourages and
assists the civic league conducted by
the women of the community is likely
to be a good government." That's true.
Whatever the women of the civic
league do in the town you may put it
in your pipe and smoke it, it is for
The good of the town. They are un
selfish and patriotic in their work, and
should be encouraged and helped in
all that they undertake. I do not know
to what extent the town government
is assisting the ladies, but it should
be done in a material and substantial
manner. They did stand by the ladies
in the planting of some flowers around
the old court house, I am told, and ?ee
how pretty the flowers were all summer.
That was a small thing, but the
spirit was good. Encourage the good
women in what they undertake and
you wiil not go far wrong. I don't
mean the suffragettes. Please remember