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Paiisian Ivory, Books
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L Footballs, Baseballs
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I SOUTHERN BELL T]
f AND TELEGRAPH
BOX 163. COL
Death of Joel L. Miniek.
I The State.
^ Saluda, Dec. 30.?Joel Landrum
Minrck, one of Saluda's oldest and
most honored citizens, died Wednesday
at his home, "Place o' Pines," after
a Hncerine illness. The funeral serv
ice? were held at Sardis Baptist church
rrimrsday at 2 p. m., and the interment
was in the Sardis cemetery.
Mr. Minick was born April 28, 1841,
t aiid wae a lifelong resident of Saluda
county. At an early age he united
with the Sardis Baptist church and
was a devout and faithful member until (
trne close of his life.
At the age of 32 Mr. Minick married
Laura Anne Banks and has been an
unusually loving and devoted husband j
and father. Surviving him are his;
widow and eight children. Four boys, I
J. Moses, Addison and Jefferson, are res- i
L i<ients of Saluda; the other, Dr. R. G. j
WL CVlSnick, resides in Atlanta, Gr.; four i
'girls, Miss Millie, teacher in the!
Heathwood high school, Columbia;
l iMSss Bessie, teacher in the Bailey
1^ echool, Laurens; Mrs. G. P. Seigler,
H Eureka and Miss Gana, teacher in the
B Sardis graded school, Saluda.
Mr. Minick's life made him one loved
and honored by all. He served as a
private soldier through the entire war
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OI IODU*DU III VyVUipaJLl^ J_>, i'UUllCCUVU
m regiment, under Capt. Pink West. He
was wounded at Port Royal an-d at
Gettysburg. He was at Appomattox
when the Southern armies were disj^^Lcharged.
M r. Mi nick has been one of
WtJyda'fi most successful farmers. The
^^Pfu^ral services were conducted by
p Ms pastor, the Rev. Amos Clary. The
(T honorary 'pallbearers were former
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iry for Men, Trays, China,
i Fancy Packages,
and Gloves, Electric
ler Goods, Purses, Handnicure
> A Soliloauv in
this morning. I can't wait
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can't blame me for dealing
lis very occurrence doesn't
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AIMBIA. S. C.
President at Prayer.
The Anderson Daily Maw says the
story is told that at a recent cabinet
meeting, at the time when it looked
as if the United States might be drawn
into the European war in spite of all
that could be done, President Wilson
said to the members of the cabinet as
they assembled: "Gentlemen, I don't
know whether you believe in prayer or
t us ask divine suid
UUly UUb X UV> JMVV ? w
ance before we begin our deliberations."
And then, the story goes, the
president knelt, the cabinet members
knelt wit'n him and he offered a fervent
We are prone to think of this as a
cold and materialistic age. (We hear
'little of prayer by laymen, either public
or private. It is therefore all the
more refreshing and inspiring to read
of the president of the United States
and his cabinet kneeling in prayer in
the face of a great crisis. It will give
all of us, whether we are in the habit
of prayer or not, faith and hope and
,Those who do not pray themselves
have faith in the man who does pray.
The man who prays is not apt to go
wrong. He will try to do right, and
fhnt ic mn^A than half of any battle.
Same True Here.
Here is a story told for professional
platform people by a Boston Yale man:
One day a visiting clergyman, who
was to preach before t'ne students at
Yale university, asked how long he was
expected to talk.
"Of course, we put no time limit
upon you," replied President Hadley,
with his usual pump-handle gesture,
"but we have a feeling here at Yale?
that no souls?are savea arter ine nrsi.
THE NEWS ()F EXCELSIOR
Interesting1 Christmas Exercises at Excelsior
School?Address by I)r.
Hunter?Dniir the Roads.
Special to The Herald and News.
Excelsior, Dcc. 30.?Mr. Leslie 130 and
of Greenville lias been spending a
few days with relatives in this section.
We missed The Herald and News on
Tuesday, but the editor and his force
d(?erved a few days' rest.
The weather for C'nristnias was fine
and everybody seemed happy ami
Don't forget the use of the split log
drag on the roacis. une oesi ?dv m
the world to keep good roads.
Mr. an<] Mrs. John Smith of Lexington
county ivisited relatives in this
section during (he holidays.
Mrs. Ben Wheeler of Columbia is
visiting her father's family, Mr. A. M.
Misses Rosalee Wheeler, Ollie
c t-ToJon wVippIpt and Jessie Lor- i
\ UUIiLO, t! ..VVAW. V. ? v.
ick all spent Christmas at their homes
Mr. Elon Stone of Columbia spent
Christmas at his home here. j
Prof. Aumerle Singley, who is teaching
sc'aool near Union, spent Christmas
at his home here.
Misses Frances and Ve;a Kibler are
visiting relative s at Pomaria.
Mrs. Erne?t Addy and cMIdren of
?iluda county have oeen visiung ner ,
father's family, Mr. .J. D. Stone. i
Kxcelsior school had their Christmas
tree and exercises on Wednesday
night the 22nd. There was a large j
crowd :n attendance. Tne exercises by i
the pupils was fine and showed good ,
training by the teacher. After the ex.
excises by the pupils Santa Claus came ;
in and after looking over the tree at
the nice presents and making a few re-,
marks himself, introduced Dr. Geo. Y.;
Hunter to the audience. Dr. Hunter
made an interesting address, showing
in many ways how we have all heen j
blessed the pas', year and now at t'nis,
happy Christmas season we are in a
land of plenty. Half of the world tonight
is at war and many little children
will not see Santa Clause and enjoy
the glad Christmas season as you
do. We should all rejoice and be
[ ""* HI
[ Yours, \
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b tantalt7tn(y nHof !
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^ Ready Prepared 5
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I ging appetites.
J Your Grocer |
| Knows q I
No Cause For Alarm.
A San Francisco clergyman recently,
at the close of his sermon, announces
that in i'ne course of a week he expected
to go on a mission to the heathen.
One of the parishoners exclaimed:
"Why. my dear doctor, you have
never told us one word of this before.
It leaves us 'unprepared. What shall
"Brother," said the minister, ?olemnly,
"I shall not leave toma.''
Cures Old Sores, Other Kwnecas Won't Jan.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing1,
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are curea Dy me wonaenui, uiu icn&uic
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at tb^ *amt time. 25<50c. $1.00
NEW LIQUOR LAW
TO BE ENFORCED
!<;OY. JIAXMNU l'LKIXiES Sl'iTOKT
| ChicExecutive Says the People 31 ust
Support Officers?Reviews Year
of Progress in State.
| The State.
j "With the help of/God and the supI
port of the people this and all other
; laws- of our great state shall be rigi
idly enforced so long as I am govI
ernor.'' said Governor iVanning in a
! Xew Year's greeting to t'ne people of
j South Carolina yesterday:
TI.e statement follows:
"For the blessings of peace and
| prosperity to the people of South
i Carolina throughout the year just end|
ed, we are profoundly thankful. We
i lioro ^inr? rmr nrtrl crave nroh
| lems, but in meeting and solving these
; problems we nave been made stronger
! and better futed to meet the problems
of the future. South Carolinians toclay,
with all the true patriotism of
their forefathers, stand shoulder to
shoulder a united people fighting for
rhe things that ar? right and just
for all t'ne people of our grand old
"Wfth this spirit of union and cooperation
among our people we may
lock to the future with optimism and
confidence, meeting any difficulties thai
ma.- be presented and conquering them
as only true patriotic South Carolinians
"Many problems must be met during
the year 1916. The death of the
dispensary s\stem after a stormy life
of 23 years, and the enactment of a
law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic
liquors, places a responsibility upon
our people that can not be shirked or
thrown off without grave danger. Law
is the result of the demand of the peo|
pie, and the people in order that their
| law be properly enforced, must stand
i even closer together and continue the
fight for its enforcement, upholding
and assisting those officers who are
striving to do their duty without fear
;cr favor. With the help of God and
| me support of the people this and all
' n-.. InTi-o nf crrnat etato cTiall hp
rigidly enforced so long as I am the
"Anot'ner of our problems is that af
?ducation. A continuance of the fighl
for rural and common school education
in 1916 will bring to us a great
reward before the year is ended.
"In the year just ended our farmers
learned to live at home, thus reducing
the cost of production of cotton. Let
us not forget the hard lesson of 1914,
but continue a system of raising home
? 11 nnliac nn o Hrna H in 191R
OapjJilL^7 vu ur VA VMVtVA ? and
we will find fewer debts and
larger bank accounts in the hands of
j our farmers next December.
"With a feeling of joy over t'ne good
results already obtained in South Carolina
and confidence that the future
holds even greater blessings in store
for us, I earnestly and sincerely wish
for each and every citizen of South
Carolina a new year abundant with
peace, health, happiness and prosperity.
4 <"D r% V* r? T a r? ri i r? or
AVituaiu x. iuuui-niig),
HUBBARD WILLS FILED
The Two Documents Go to Canada for
ilhe wills of Elbert Hubbard and his
wife, who were drowned on the liner
LiUSitama, were mea ai lorumu,
ada, on December 15, for ancillary
probate, as both held stock in the
Northern Crown bank of Canada. The
amount of Mr. Hubbard's total estate
was declared at $397,845 and that of
Mrs. Hubbard at $35,7135. In each case
the estates were divided equally between
t'neir children, Elbert and Miriam.
A direction in each will read;
"I desire that my body be cremated
on/? rtnr rviripd in tha STroUTld."
Not a Romance Reader.
I "I says, is this here the novel you
advised me to read?" said the cabman
to the librarian.
"Yes," replied the .librarian, "that's
"Well," said the cabman, ,!you can
just take it'back. There's nine people
in the first four chapters who hired
cabs, and each one of 'em when he
got out flung his purse at the driver.
Now, when I want that sort of litera1
tmi ? j. ? ~\7 a.f-r\nc on/I creit
lure 111 gO1 LU OWIO tnuvo uuu
"Do you keep any servants?''
"No, of course not."
"But I 'thought I saw one In your
"Oh, we have servants on .the premises
a day or two at a time; tout we
don't keep them."
Invigorating to the Pale and Slcldy
The Old Standard general stren sphering: tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Mai iria .enriches tte blood .and builds up the sys?
tem. A true ton e For adults and chldren. 51 k
FREIGHT RATES IN SOUTH
ARE TO BE MADE HIGHER
! General Readjustment of Tariffs in
This Section Permitted by
~ ? I
Washington, Dec. 31.?General re- i
adjusting of freight rates on railroads j
(serving tin- Soutn between ihe Missis-j
sippi and the Atlantic and the Gulf (
and the Potomac river Was approved
j today by the interstate commerce
[commission in the most important
j case from that section which it has i
1 had under consideration for many;
years. The commission declined to
suspend tariffs of Southern carriers j
proposing changes in rates on all |
classes of freight, and the new tariffs i
... , ~ ..
wiii uecome enecuve tomorrow.
The new schedules were framed by j
a committee of Southern railroad men j
on order of the commission to the j
'Southern carriers to reduce and elim- I
j iriaie violations of the so-called long
' and short haul provision of the inter'
state commerce act, which forbids a
! higher rate for a hault to an intermedi-1
! a re than to a terminal point. The new
i schedules reduce hundreds of viola!
tions of this sort and eliminate many
; others, but they provide for an in-'
| crease in many cases in the rates to j
I such terminal cities as Atlanta and
1 Dir J r? crV? o m *HH n rrnr\ 1 r\ t\ n f r\ f '
j uu iiiiu ^uaiii. 1 uc gvuvi cti C"CV/i ui (
I the commission's order will be to in- j
i crease rates to and from t'ne important i
Railroad officials declared her? to-'
; night they did not expect the order
i would yield any additional revenue,
! but they could not determine this point
I until the readjustment had been trjed
j out. The revenue derived from the
i increases to the larger points, they
' said, probably would balance with the
reduction'to smaller points. How much
added revenue this means to the( carriers
no one connected with the commission
would care to estimate at this
T_ _ J J:a: A? ~ w.~? ? 4.-U nin-n
in auuiuuu iu apjjiuviug luis ymn
of the roads the comission issued a
new order in the same case allowing
the same roads until August 1, 1916,
in which to file new schedules of commodity
rates on such important articles
as coffee, cotton, fruits, burlaps,
furniture, tobacco, naval stores, etc.
Tnese articles, which are transported
usually in bulk, in the main in carloads,
probably are all named in the schedules
of clrss rates in effect tomorrow,
but all carriers give lower rates,
known as commodity rates, on such j
In the original rate plan readjust-!
ment these commodity rates were not
included and the commission's supplemental
order has given the roads
time to protect them.
The Southern class rate readjustmest
had been the subject of controversy
before t'ne commission for many
months. iThe commission recently
n-oTr/% + nr doirf! tr\ lioarinor tVl n /">191TTI <3
V.tu UCVJP CV uvui LUQ j
of the roads and shippers. The commission,
however, points out that no
rate has been approved as reasonable
or just in the present readjustment.
The Grand Fall Guy.
An unknown man was found dead in
the outskirts of a small Kansas town
recently. A revolver and $100 in cash
were found on his person. The coroner
held an inquest and took $75 to defray
the expenses and bury the body.
The police judge fined the corpse $25!
for carrying concealed weapons, and
confiscated the gun. The local editor,
wto published his obituary, got nothing.?Altoona
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Of County Board of Commissioners.
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the county board of
commissioners for Xewberry county
will be held in the office of the county
supervisor on Thursday, January 6,
The law requires that all persons
holding demands of any kind against
the county, not previously presented to j
the board, will file the same, properly
# * * -* -"** - ^ ^ ^V? r ftlArlr \
ltOHllZCQ ami SWWU uj, w nu i.'-j viti n.
thereof on or before the' fi *st day of
January, 1916, so that they may he examined
and ordered to be paid at said |
Jas. C. Sample, County Supervisor.
H. C- Holloway, Clerk, etc.
His Own Trade.
"If you don't mind, sir," said the new I
n/1/li.Moinor t'n n TXTJ1 ATI "T
CUiiViUL, autll CDOUI5 mi, , _
should like to be put at my own trade."
"That might be a good idea," said
the warden. "What may your trade
"I am an aviator," said the newcomer.
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AUSTRIAN ANSWER MFETS
UNITED STATES' DEMAND
CAPITAL SEES DANGER OF BREAK
(Joes Even Further in Yielding Thau
Dual Monarchy's Ally Did?Other
Questions Not Complex.
Washington, Dec. 31.?The Austrian
reply to the American Ancona note
only meets the cardinal principle of
the American note, but gives assurances
for the future which are more
satisfactory than those which were
given by Germany.
The full American official opinion
will not be known until after President
Wilson has studied the Austrian
reply, which was received today from
Ambassador Penfield and was immediately
dispatched to Hot Springs by a
White House messenger.
It may be stated authoritatively,
nevertheless, that danger of a rupture
of diplomatic relation has passed and
the controvesy now enters the same
stage as the Lusitania negotiations
with Germany, and on even a more
Austria in the Ancona case "has subscribed
to the principle that no ships
will be sunk unless they offer resistance
or flee, without the persons
aboard being brought to. safety. This
is considered an assurance that is far
reaching and satisfactory.
The German /Concession.
Germany only promised not to attack
"liners" until the persons aboard
had been placed in boats. The extent
of the designation "liners" never has
been cleared up and the American
government does not concede that
placing persons in boats necessarily
assure their safety. *
Points which Austria leaves for further
diplomatic correspondence are not
considered of a nature to bring on a
new crisis. Chief among them are
questions of fact which affect Austria's
responsibility for what happened
before the submarine commander torpedoed
the Ancona and their importance
is minimized by the promise to
pay indemnity for Americans lost, regardless
of the absence of proof as to
just how they met tneir aeam.
The mere statement that the submarine
commander has been punis'ned
for not making allowances for the
;-anic on the ship 'undoubtedly will be
accep ed without question and without
further inquiry as to its nature.
Arms Give Place to Toga,
One of the features of the case which
has attracted wide,attention in official
and diplomatic quarters is the apparent
similarity of the proceeding in tne
Atwvmia case with those in the Lusi
tania cantroversy. In both cases observers
note that the foreign office
view finally prevailed over those of the
admiralty, which in each case was hos1
tile to the contentions of the United
; States. t
[ n"he sinking of the Japanese liner 1
Yasaka and the French liner Ville de
la Ciatat after the second American
note was received in Vienna are accounted
for here on the theory that the
Austrian admiralty, holding out for its
submarine policy, had not then issued
new instructions to th.e submarine
Count ivon oernsloriT, the German
ambassador, conferred with Secretary
Lansing today on the Lusitania case
and it was said that while no communications
were passed it was indicated
that the promised settlement is not
far off. The ambassador let it :be
known that he considered the Austrian
v.- _ -~-^1 A*-r\ /i/\mT\1i9n/>o With tTlft
rcpry a tuiuyicic Luuiyi^uw -
demand of the United States.
To Fix Indemnity.
The next step probably will be for
the United States to furnish Vienna
with any further information at its
command regarding the Americans
who were lost as one of the preliminaries
to the fixing of an indemnity.
The other diplomatic questions which
are raised are regard broadly as
| No substantial difference w?s noted"
here between the accounts of the torpedoing
of the Ancona given in the V
+*ho flrimiraltv ^statement
UV/bC UiiU AAA VAA^
issued soon after the tragedy occurred. 9
The description in the note was more
detailed, and added the statement that \
the submarine commander in firing his
torpedo aimed so as to permit the vessel
to remain afloat as long as possible
after being struck.
There is no difference of opinion
between Vienna and (Washington on
the point that Austria can not be held
responsible for lives lost as the result
1 of the shelling of the liner while sh9
was attempting to escape or through
the launching of lifeboats while she
still was under way. The United States
has never denied the right of a belligerent
man of war to compel a merchantman
to submit to visit and
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