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VOLUME LIU, MTfBER ^ Jj XE1VBERRI, S. C? FRIDAY, JA^-AitY ;, i;;i;j
Tff.CE A WEEK, $1M A YEAR.
SILENCE OF WAR;
SHiJiP DEBATES ON POSITION OF
I . S. LIKELY T.. MULTIPLY.
Pata on Great Britain's Holding Up
>eutral Commerce in H lids of
(Signs are not wanting that there
soon will take place in the United
States congress sharp debates on the
position of the United States as a result
of the European war. Already in
the senate there nas been some debate
concerning American neutrality, shipment
of munitions of war and travel
.by American citizens on ships of belligerent
nations, showing divergent
views by various senators which the
presiding officer permitted "by way of
feeling out and getting an index to
In the hands of the foreign relations
committee of the senate now rest data
.sent it by Secretary Lansing concerning
Great Britain's holding up of neutral
commerce, and t'ne negotiations
with Germany concerning that country's
submarine warfare. What is
"known officially concerning the sinking
of the steamer Persia is also said
to have been handed over to the committee.
Desiring to maintain a policy of nonintervention
in controversies between
4l>- t -; f ^ ^ c+q foe. if
tUs Deingereius, me umtcru ?is
stated, has decided not to adopt
the suggestion of Sir Edward Grey, the
British foreign secretary, tnat American
naval officers investigate the
charges that British marines of the
patrol boat Boralong killed members
of the crew of a German submarine
which the Baralong sank.
(FUNERAL IX AUGUSTA
Services For Late Justice Lamar Held
i.ntmstfl. fia.. Jan .'4.?The funeral
- * r
of Justice Lamar will take place here
at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning
from the First C'nristian church, the
b Rev. Howard T. Cree, D. D., the pasf
F The following will act as honorary
pallbearers: Joseph B. Cumming, J.
C. C. Black, W. H. Barrett, A .R. Lawton,
G. R. Coffin. Henry C Hammond,
Alex C. King, Henry C. Roney, William
P. Eve, E. H. Callaway, Andrew
J. Cobb, Charles Estes, E. B. Hook,
Thomas D. Coleman and John S. Candler.
With but few exceptions the pali^
" ~ AtTO TT V? r\
bearers are iTeorgia auujiucjo
were closely associated with Justice
Lamar in the practice of law and while
ne was on the supreme bench.
The members of the Augusta Bar
association will attend the funeral in
OUR UNRULY SUN.
It Seems to Be Trying to Dilate to the
The French astronomer Puiseux has
been busying himself with the consti
tution of tiie sun. He finds that, in
stead of condensing and shrinking lit
tie by little, as was formerly supposed,
the sun is constantly dilating more and
more and reaching the point of bursting.
And if the sun blew up there
would be no more need for us poolmortals
to worry about worldly af
l fairs. *
r Big suns every whit as important in
their own constellations as ours are
frequently victims of an explosion
"There was one in the constellation of
Perseus early in 1901. and since then
two at least have occurred in other
k Observation has shown long since
that the great orb which is our all in
all is a most uncertain character. Sun
: spots, fire blasts and such liko phe
^ rnomena are by no means the most of 1
ho Ics ponnhlA. Tht* mannpr ?r? I
which the sun throws off atomic ener
a gy and transforms the heavy into light
elements, hydrogen, helium, nebulium.
.archonium and what not spells nothing
* good for this world, and a mere notb
ing might lead to a disaster any day.
In short, it is bound to come at some
time or other. Unfortunately science
can give us no idea as to when. Centuries
and even hundreds of centuries
are as but a moment in the history of
. the universe, says Professor Flammak
rion, and for all we know the sun may
have millions of years more life before
4- man can te11* though, and, just
as the strongest of us are struck down
in a moment, so the all powerful plan
et may give out at any time, and when
it does it will make but short work of
all of us here below.?Boston Tranft
MAYOR OF ATLANTA
COMES OUT WINNER
BALLOTING RESULTS TWO TO ONE I
AGAINST HE CALL.
Returns Indicate That Virtually a
Straight Ticket Was Voted
Atlanta, Ga., .Jan. >.?^ompieie uu-1
official figures of today's special elec-1
tion showed majorities of approximate-!
ly two to one against the recall of
Mayor James G. i.Voodward and the
fr. e police commissioners whose recall
Mayor Woodward, out of a total of
9,689 votes cast in his case, received a
majority of 2,900 against the recall. In j1
the balloting on the recalling of the
mayor 6.299 votes against his recall
and 3,399, slightly'more t'nan the num- ,
ber who signed the recall petition, vot- j
ed for his removal. )T'he returns indi- j
cated that virtually a straight ticket |
had been voted.
The vote on the recall of the five
I members of the police commission and
i the mayor, who I san ex-officio member,
was asked because the commission
reduced James L. Beavers from
chief of police to a captaincy. Beavers
resigned rather than accept the reduction.
His friends claimed that he did j
not have a fair trial. Beavers was ac- j
cused of not obeying the orders of the j
TUP MVMCDinilO CAPI C
inc. ivi i o i cniuuo lhulu
Curious Ancient Monument Left to Us
by the Indians.
On the broad top of a stony, rain
gullied bill in middle Georgia there I
lies a very large eagle, concerning!
which conflicting stories are told. The ;
one point that seems to be certain is !
that the Indians left the eagle as a i
legacy to the state. A hundred years j
from now it will probably be found j
lying on its back, with outspread wings j
and tail, even as it lies today. For it j
is made of quartz rocks so cunningly i
placed that it would require a pick in !
a strong man's hands to displace any j
one of them. The rocks lap and over- |
lap in such a manner as to represent |
feathers. Xo cement holds them in i
position, and the stones vary in size, j
weighing from a half pound to three
or four pounds. The image rests on a j
very firm foundation, /for the stonework
extends several feet into the
Once, perhaps twice, treasure seeking
vandals dug into the breast of the
eagle, but the work must have proved
too laborious, for the diggers gave up j
before they had reached the bottom !
layer of overlapping stones.
Rough but fairly accurate measurements
of the bird show the length of
the eagle from the middle of the tail j
to the head to be 102 feet and from j
tip to tip of outspread wings 120 feet i
The length of the beak is ten feet, j
and the height of the body at the ceu- ;
ter of the breast is ten feet The eagle j
lies with its head to the west
Tradition does not give any satisfactory
explanation of the age or the
meaning of the great stone mound. It
may have had religious significance to
the red men who built it, and it may
be the burial place of some great chief, j
It is one of the most mysterious and
most interesting of prehistoric monuments
in the United States.?Youth's
The Head of the Firm.
As he appears to?
The office boy: A large, fat being j
whose grumble is worse than Jove's
thunder and whose commendatory nod
is worth almost anv amount of per
Head bookkeeper: A good man, with
no head for figures, who has arrived
at his present exalted position by a
combination of luck and pull.
The stenographer: A pleasant old
party with singular weaknesses and
a strange capacity?rarely exercised,
however?to make one cry.
His wife: A baby.?Life.
On the train going out Subbubs got
Into conversation with a stranger, who
"I see you are putting up a good
toany new buildings."
"Yes," answered Subbubs, "new
buildings are the only kind we put up."
?Tvflnsns Pitv .Tmirnnl
"What on earth are you doing sneaking
around in the room that way, Maria,
when you know I can't bear to be
"I was looking for an egg to make
the Cftke icing with."
".Well, beat it!"?Baltimore Aaaeri-!
.sriWITS CONSCRIPTION MEASURE
Premier Explains Necessity for Redeeming
Pledge to M rried >Ien
l>y Enlisting' liaelieloia.
London, .Ian. ~>.?Under the terms of
the compulsory military service bill,
introduced in the house of commons
todav by Premier Asquith, all males
between the ages of IS and 41 who are ;
bachelors or widowers without chil-1
dr?n dependent upon them, are liable I
for military service.
Ireland is exclud< d from tne terms '
of the measure.
Mr. Asquith opened his address
with an analysis of the figu "es in the j
Derby n-port. H<* emp asized the fact i
that during the IX-rby campaign near- !
ly 53,000,000 men had offered their ser- :
vices. Even deducting those rejected j
on the ground of p'nysical disability, J
the total was still in excess of 2,-!
"These are wonderful, encouraging j
figures," the premier continued. "They j
ought to convince both our allies and !
our enemk ' that the people of this j
country have their hearts in t'ne
On Wednesday evening, at the home |
of the bride's parents at Renno, the
marriage of Miss Annie Lou McMillan
and Dr. B. H. Henry of Whitmire, was
solemnized, the Rev. Mr. Murray of
Kinards being t'ne officiating minister.
tvio ?aintv liftip hnwer sirls were
A iiV UUi*i i?vv?v w w
(Virginia and Elizabeth Adair, of this
place, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. S. Y.
dair. Just preceding the ceremony
Miss Susie Owings very sweetly sang
"I Love You Truly," being accompa-1
nied on the piano by Miss Susie Simpson.
The wedding march was played
by Miss Susie Owings and the bridal
party entered in the following order:
Miss Lizzie McMillan, sister of the
bride, and Mr. Cooper of Whitmire and
Miss Elizabeth Henry, sister of the
groom, and Mr. Gillam of Whitmire.
The gride and groom then entered and
took their stand, the bride being unusually
beautiful, wearing a gown of
crepe meteor with silver trimmings
"* ^ j a xacac
and carried an armiui uj. unue iw?.
The bridesmaids were attractively attired
in pink and carried bouquets of
pink carnations. During the evening,
after the ceremony had been concluded,
refreshments were served. Misses Sallie
Bell McMillan and Lizzie Ruth Davidson
gracefully presided at the punch
bowl. The bride's register was presided
over by Miss Essie Davidson. The
guests w<ere met at the door by Mrs.
W. A. Galloway.
Immediately after the ceremony Dr.
and iMts. Henry came to Clinton to
spend a few days with the groom's
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. McMillan of Renno, and
is a most charming and attractive wo
man. She is popular with all her associates
and by her sweetness and
gentleness she has won admiration and
retained many friends. ?The groom is a
native of this city, but is at present
located at Whitmire, where as a young
physician, he is enjoying a splendid
practice, and is held in high esteem
by all who know him. >T'he wedding
was attended by a large number of
friends and relatives from this place.?
His Only Guide.
The distinguished and well-beloved
bishop of a certain State is so absentminded
t'nat his family is always apprehensive
for his welfare when he is
away from them.
Not long ago, while making a journev
hv rail, the bishop was unable to
find his ticket when the conductor
asked for it.
"Never mind, bisnop," said the conductor,
who knew 'nim well, "I'll get it
on my second round."
However, when the conductor passed
through the car, the ticket was still
"Oh, well, bishop, it will be all right
if you never find it," the conductor assured
"No, it won't, my friend," contradicted
the bishop. "I've got to find
that ticket. I. want to togiow where I'm,
i f THE IDLER. <*?
y $><?><$><?><?> $>'3>,$><?><$><$><$><$''$><$><I>
I Well, here am 1 again. I didn't sufficiently
recover from the holidays to
i be able to write for the last paper.
Xow, don't misunderstand me. There
was nothing wrong. 1 only ate too
much. I had a plenty of good country
sausage and pudding and spare ribs
and backbone?and all of us need that
?and it was good, and if you ever
saw a poor creaiure who could eat pudding
and mush or hominy un.il it was
it was stuffed just like we used to
?-? -? >-v ?i <4 ? !rr AAnntnr if ic
uictivc uic puuunift in Liit." ti/uunj, ii i-j
I?is that correct? Really I wonder
if' it is. My boarding house had a
plenty of it?I mean the pudding, etc.?
sent in from the country and I ate and
I ate and I am still eating. Turkey
isn't in the same class. Well, it will
all soon be gone and then I reckon
they will feed me on the meat we get
from the market, and sometimes that
is good, too. I never complain about
what they give me to eat, and I am
just as fond of good eating as any poor
creature you ever saw. Sometimes I
wonder why it is?that is, why the good
Prnviripncp <rives to those of us who
can't get the good things of life, such
a capacity for enjoying them, and
sometimes those who have the money
in abundance, such poor digestion. I
reckon it is the compensation which
runs through all nature. But I am
satisfied and happy and am glad it is
no worse with me at the beginning of.
this good new year. It might be a whole
let worse. I have a good appetite and
enjoy fairly good health and for these
things I am thankful. I never have
i-nough money to know just where the
next meal is coming from, but it has
always come and I reckon will continue.
I try to recall that saying of
the wise man and remember the birds
of the air and the fowls of tne neia
and I reckon I am about as well satisfiied
and contented as some of the rich
folk hereabout, because I am not worried
about losing what I've got?
because I ha\e nothing to lose
?and I try to be satisfied
and contented with my lot, and to
do my duty to my fellow man as I am
given the light to see that duty. And
then some of these folk don't seem to
me to know how to spend the money
they have made, and that is a great
virtue?to know how to spend it and
get the most out of it after you have
made it. Now, I am an adept in that
line, and I do like to share that pleasure
with my friends, and some of tnese
fellows hate to part with their money
e. en to pay an honest obligation.
J wish I could write paragraphs, but
somehow I just can't and that's all
there is to it. My paragraphs get too
long before I know it. And that reminds
me that besides tne Christmas1
card I received from the paragrapher!
on the State I received another X?w I
Year carc', or rather I should say aj
Xew Year card, which runs like this,
and I appreciate it, too, and I wish
the fellow who sent it had signed his
or her name: 'Uhe idler?This card
is to wish you a new year full of many j
blessings, and a limber pen to write!
it. I'm one that's glad you're going to ?
continue writing for H and X. From !
one that enjoys your 'stuff.' M." Now, j
that's real nice and whoever this is 11
want him or her to know that it. Is!
appreciated. 1 know that there are J
just lots of 'em that read my sutff and
enjoy it, too, but they just don't think
to sit down and write me a line and
tell me they do. On the reverse side of
this card is the poem, "The Old Oaken
Bucket,'' and I'm going to quote it,
for it brings back to me memories of
the long ago, though when I lived in
the country we didn't even have the old
oaken buck, but got our water from the
old spring that lay at the foot of the
hills, and the water really and truly
came fresh and sparkling from out of
the everlasting hills, and it was fine,
you bet. I long some day to go back
to the old spring and sit on the higl
rocks and drink the water and ruminate
on the days when I sat there and
drank the water on a hot summer day
and enjoyed the cool breezes that came
over the hills, but when once you come
10 town it seems that you can never
get able to go back to the scenes of
childhood's days. And somehow there
is a longing to return to those scenes
as we grow old. But I am going to remain
young in .everything .eise so long
as I live. Bu^ am about to forget the
The Old Oaken Bucket.
How dear to this heart are the scenes
of my child'nood,
When fond recollection recalls them
The orchard, the meadow, the deeptangltd
And every loved spot which my infancy
The wide spreading pond, and "he mill
which stood by it,
The bridge, and the rock where the
The cot of my father, the dairy-house
And e'en the rude bucket which hung
in the well.
The old oaken bucket?the iron-bound
The moss-cover'd bucket, which hung
in the well.
tlhe moss-cover'd vessel I hailed as a
For often, at noon, when return'd
from the field,
I found it the source of an exquisite
The purest and sweetest that nature
How ardent I siezed it, with hands that J
And q: ck to the white-pebbled bottom
Then soon, with the emblem of truth
And dripping with coolness, it rose
from the well.
The old oaken bucket?the iron-bound
The moss-covered bucket arose from
How sweet from the green mossy brim
to receive it,
As poised on the curb, it inclined to
Xot a full-blusiiing goble*. couia tempi i
me to leave it,
Though fill'd with the nectar that
And now far removed from the loved
The tear of regret will intrustively
As fancy revisits my father's plantation,
And sighs for the bucket which hangs
in t'ne well.
| The old oaken bucket -the iron-bound
The moss-covered bucket which hangs
in the well.
That poem recalls many ot'ner scenes
of childhood's days besides an old
oaken bucket. The old orchard and
! the old mill pond and the meadow and
?well, I do not care^to say more just
now because I am afraid my readers
will not be interested?but it is good
to let memory work sometimes and to
go back to the old scenes, for it makes
you more tender and anything in this
cold and hard business age that
arouses the tender side of our 'nature
is good once and awhile to bring up.
Byt I am going to write about some
every-day t'nings in my subsequent articles
during this good year and I am
going to try to do it tenderly and nice
and see if I can't arouse our people
to do some of the things that need to
be done in this town.
iCOLP WAiVE E> ROUTE
.lack Frost Moving From the Middle
Washington, Jan. 5.?The weather I
bureau announced tonight that the cold
| wave in the Middle West will continue
east and will extend Thursday into
Tennessee, northern 'Mississippi and
'Arkansas. Cold wave warnings have
, been ordered for all districts east of
the Mississippi river as far south as
Tennessee and for Arkansas and eastern
Storm warning are displayed on the j
Atlantic coast from Washington, N. C.,
to Eastport, iMle.
"He's one of our most successful Business
"That so? What's his secret?"
"Well, in the first place he insists
upon his clerks selling his customers
what they want, not what the clerks
themselves wear."?Detroit Free Press.
What men want is not talent, it Is
purpose; not the powers to acHievd,
but the will to labor.?Bulwer Lytton.
<?> COTTON MARKET ?!
<? dewberry, <$
^ Cotton ll%c ^
3> Cotton seed, per bu 60c' ^
<? Prosperity. ^
<$> Cotton ll%c ^
3> Cotton seed, per bu 60c
<$> Cotton 11 Vn(*. ?
Cotton seed, ner bu 62c ^
<S> Little Mountain. ^
3> Cotton ll^c ^
3> Cotton seed, per'bu 75c <$>
^ Siherstreet ^
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 60c
Cotton li^c <S>
Cotton seed, per bu 63c ^
$> Kinards. ^
<s> ICotton $>
Cotton seed, per bu 60c 3>
<s> WMtmire. <s>
?$> Cotton ll%c
Cotton seed, per bu 60c &
Of great interest to friends in Newberry
and other sections of South Carolina
was the marriage Wednesday
evening of Miss Sarah Strother^Pope
and (Mir. Paul E. Anderson. iThe wedding
took place at the residence of the
bride's friend, Mrs. Andrew J. S. Langford,
where she has made her home for
the past five years. It was a wedding
characterized for its beauty and simplicity,
and was witnessed only by relatives
and most intimate friends.
Decorations prevailed throughout th<*
home, introducing a color scheme of
green and white.
A beautiful improvised altar was arranged
in the large bow window of the
living 'room. This was built of tall
palms and ferns and lighted with, whit?
candles, while just over the place
where the bride and groom stood was
a large bow of white maline.
At the appointed time the Rev. E. V.
Babb, pastor of the Baptist church, entered
and took 'his placfc at the improvised
altar. Then the bride and . .<
groom entered and a most impressive
marriage service followed.
After the ceremony a salad course,
ollowed by a sweet course, was served.
The bride was attired in a beautiful
grown of robin blue crepe meteor with
coral trimmings, with all accessories
to match. The gifts were ampng the
most beautiful ever seen in Newberry,
attesting the popularity of the couple.
Mrs. Anderson is one of.the most
popular and loved young ladies of this
section, having a wide circle of friends
and relatives.. S'he is a niece of the
late 'Chief Justice Y. J. Pope. Mr. An
derson also has a host of friends and
is a very,successful merchant of Newberry,
the manager of ti.f .Anderson
Dry Goods company.
"1 wish to thank you for your
forbearance," said the departing g'.cij;.
"Oh?er?don't mention it." answered
the proprietor, with a slightly pu'/tod
look. "I'm glad you're pleased,"
"Yes," continued tlje d. g., "consider'
Ing the rapacity of the attendants in
this hotel. I doem myself fortnrnte in
not bemg locked in my room a;id hel^
for ransom."?Birmingham Age-Hei
Blood Stains on Silk. ,
To remove a blood stain made by a
?*r4olro/? fi n cop >m nnv cill; mntoHnl
|/*IVUVU ""PIV4 V"
place about four inches of white sewing
silk in the mouth ard moisten.
Then roll Into a ball and rnb the spot
gently, and the stain will disappear as
if by magic. Just try it and see.?Woman's
The Frenchwoman and Hats.
It Is said to take much less money
to start a millinery shop in France than
In England, because it i* not neeessac
to the French milliner to < arrv a stoc.
of trimmed hats. Th<- Englishwoman
it seems, cannot buy ;t hat ??r anyrhin*
else without seeing it completely fin
Ished. The Frenchwoman Inis imagi
nation enough t j picture the complete.!
article to her^jlf and knows just how
she will look in it?New York Tribune.
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