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KOL XLII.r. o EWEIY.S .UDA.DCEBR4.10.TWIOE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR
THawS OP PROSPERITY.
M Small F -Thanksgiving Services
-The is Will Make the City
Prosperit y, \,Dcc. 3.-The Sorosis
has joined hanK with the trustees of
the graded selioo and will assist ii
beautifying and ' -irking the school1
grounds. This is a- audable undertak
ing and we are glad to know that the
work is going on nicely. Prof. Counts
and his faculty are working like Tro
jans to get the grounds fixed up.
Friday was observed as Arbor day,
when much of this work was done.
Thursday was the same as Sunday
in town. The services in Grace church
were not as well attended as the
orphan services should have been. An
amount was raised for the Orphan
Home at Salem, Va.
Miss Emma Belle, after a pleasant
visit to her sister, Mrs. L S. Caldwell,
has returned to hler home.
Mrs. L. M. Counts is visiting rela
tives in Saluda comity.
Miss Lucy Wlheeler speit Tlanks
giving it home.
. Mr. F. Ir. Selumpert. assistant
posthmasteri here for ithe past year or
more, has resigIed and --onle to the
Bathi Co(ton Mills as bookkeeper.
E. W. LUther, Esq.. of Columbia,
spent tle carly part of the week
with his parents.
Mrs. Warren and MAliss Julia War
ren, of Columbia, have been on a visit.
to Mrs. F. E. Schumpert.
Miss Lucy Fellers is spending somt
time with relatives in Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Wheeler, of Co
lumbia, spent last Sunday with Mr.
% and Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Miss Marie Bobb, of Ninety Six,
spent Thanksgiving with the home
Miss Lula Moseley is visitiiir in
Miss Lena Lester is visiting in Due
Your humble seribe lied himself
away on Wednesday night, to the
Dnleh Fork. wliere puddiTg, satusage,
hackbonle anid spareri;bs are ever it
evidenee itn tle witer and stel a
itme as tie ''Boss'' had. The timk
ie had was oIe you read about. The
madam stopuwd wN.ithI relatives in
Trmo. Site could not face tie DIt(ah
in tlie remoter pairs on the banks of
lthe Saluda. and the old mnaln joilt'rney
ed three miles into ithe jungles and
braved tigers, hears. leopards and
j',all sieh varmints'' to reach his (le
stination, and snelh a feast, of good
things that greeted its whln tie hell
rung for ditnnter was amazing.
Dr. and Mrs. Shuler certainly know
how to make one enjoy hiimself in
their hospitable home. The (lay was
all too short and as we bade the Dr.
goodhy at tite station our thoughts
would recur to the good things we
were leaving behind. ''But twas ever
thus'' and hern we ar again in the
same old1 place trying to get iup soe
notes for the Herald and News.
If all the readers of the H-erald and
News enjoyed the day as much as your
corrsponent id, heycertainly had
The William Lester Chapter of the
1). . C. in their meeting on Wednes
day elected Miss LlatI Moseley presi
dlent, Mtrs. Gleo. Y. Hunter, v'ice presi
dent, Miss Mat'y Lee Barre, record
ing" seecret ary, Miss .Tessie Moseley,
cor'resp)ondintg. secriet ary, Miss Elite
Hawvkins, t reasutrer. Mt's. Hunteor wvas
elected delegate to the convention of
the Ui. D). C's. to be hlcd in Green
ville on Wednesday, December 5th.
Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Gibson visited
-Mi'. Ia. E. Schitmpor't last week.
Prof and Mr's, Derrick, of Newvbe'
ry college, spent Thuanksgiving with
Prof. D)errick 's sister, Mrs. D. M.!
Mt's. L. C. Merchant and childretn
spent Thanksgiving with lher parents I
in Newberry. 1
The fire fiend seemis to be on the I
rapage in our section. On Friday
night, Mr. ,J. W. C. Long lost his cot
ton house and barn with contentb.
The loss was about $400.00. In the
cotton h'ouse wore thtree or more
ba'les of cotton, cott'on seed, corn,
fodder and grain. The cause of, the
fire Is unknown and all indications
point to incendiary origin. ,1
On Sunday night an out house onaa0
MR. SPENCER AND THE SOUTH.
He Labored Faithfully to Build Up
the Waste Places and to Make
the People Prosperous.
Washington, November 30.-Presi
dent Samuel Spencer iv'as the personal
friend of.nearly every Southern man
of prominence in Washington, and
his tragic death has brought genuine
sorrow to the entire Southern colony
here. For more than ten years )ast no
single man has been so closely identi
fied with the interests of the entire
South as was Mr. Spencer. The great
railroad system, of which he was the
head, brought him into intimate re
lations with nearly every community
in all the vast region south of the
Ohio and Potomae and between the
Mississippi and the Atlantic. The
needs and aspirations of this section
were known to him as to no other
man, and no other single man lias
done as much as he for [lhe material
advancement of the South.
Mr. Spencer was gu1i(led ill his rail
way management by the great princ
ple exiessed by him inl his recent
spevell at Montgomery, Ala., his last
pulie utterance, where he said: ''The
intlerests of the railroad and of its
pt1o01ns are identical. One cannot
pr.sper withlout. the other. The rail
road imtst do justice to the people.
The people should do justice to the
railroad. Their cordial co-operation
in the great. field of human industry
is essential to the public welfare.'
Thiis cordial co-operation between the
people and the railroad it was his
constant effort to bring about all
along the line of the Southern Rail
way system, and wlhether there was a
Southern industry struggling for ex
istence or wherever a man or a grou)
of mien saw an opportunity to estab
lish a new industry, Mr. Spencer and
the Southern Railway stood ready to
assist !,v all the means in their power.
It was the pmrsuance of this policy
that enlabled Mr. spencer in his an
nual report each year to announce a
long" list of new industries that had
been establislied along tlie lines of
he Sout bern.
It was the ambition of Mr. Spen.
eer's life to be tile leader in the de
velopment of tlie SouthI tlrou(h tlhe
Nmean1s of a great railway system and
lie amialamation of the weak and
(isjoilnted roads that now compose
ile Soulthierni into one system under
his m 1anagemenit gave him his 0))01
uinitv. What lie had accomplished
before his dentlh is known to all men
old enouigh to compare present system
witi conditions that existed before he
beenme the head of the. Southern.
Restricted by the limitations on the
inainial resources of the Southern,
ani often confronted by almost in,
iperable obstacles, Mr. Spencer had
Reeonplislied much before his death,
but lie has left much to be done by
his successor for the completion of
his plans and for giving the South
a railway syst.ern second to nione in
thie United States and capable of ren
lering the most effeient service to the
people of the South.
Born in Georgia and a Confederate
Vetor'an, Mr. Spencer always had a
varmn place in his heart for the people
f his section, and especially for the
non who had worn the gray. All over
lie SouthI are Con federate Veterans,,
vhio will reenall the kind and thought
uil symipathyv of thieir' former~ conm
ade-in-armis to wh'omn many of them,
vhlen stranded among st rangers, have
)Ceen indebChted for t ransportation to
heir homes. W. S. L.
Prof. Counts farm near Prosperity
vas burned with contents. Loss about
4300. There were three bales of cot
;on, fifteen or twenty bushels of
ears, fodder, corn, etc Thme fire was
vidently of incendiary origin as the
1ouse is nearly a quarter of a mile
~rom any dwelling.
A man was seen loafing around that
ricinity Sunday afternoon and in all
>robablity lie had quarters here for
he night and in smoking, set it on.
Our~ town is nearly -deserted today
as maAy of our people are interested
n sales at the conrt house.
OF ENGINEER KINNEY
Man Whose Engine Dashed Into Ca
of President Spencer Has Had
A pisturesque figure in the South
ern railway wreck near Lawyers, Va
()1n Tlianksgiving (lay, in which Pres]
dent Spenecer and several others los
their lives, was Engineer W. A. Kin
ney of Spencer, N. C. Mr. Kinne;
has beenl in a. great many wreeks il
his long service with tihe conipan3
some of them head-end and rear-en<
collisions, but fortunately lie has a]
ways escaped serious injury.
Mr. Kinney was pulling No. 31
whieh ran into the rear of No. 33, t
whilh was attached Mr. Spencer
Mr. Kinney comes fron.a family o
engineers. His father, an engineei
was in a terrible collision at Iarri
burg, N. C., just north of Ch.irlott
about 15 years ago, Ini wlirlh abol
20 people lost their lives. lis 1w
brolhers, (Ceorge and Clarlie, hot
died at tlie tIirlWe. Charles Kinne
being" killed in a collision banlot tihrC
years ago at almost the identical spx
which was the scene of Thursday
wreek. W. A. Kinney is a man 0
dist inguished appearance, even in Ii
overalls, a handsome man with dar
hair and musl ache. His run is froi
Spencer, N. C., to Monroe, Va., an
lie is well known as a brave, faithfu
and efficient man.
The Bee Hive will be closed nex
Monday to arrange stock for the bi
sale wihich starts on Tuesday, Decen
le who fears a sparrow Will neve
An untried friend is like an in
Wliei you (lie even your tomib shal
ThIe aIbsentillinded man looks fo
tile hIor'se he rides on.
Better to beg tmian steal, but bette
to work tha be .
A miotlier's love will draw up frot
tile deplis of the sea.
When i tlie ass bears too i-lit
load lie Wiants to lie down.
le wiho is on horseback no longc
knows his own fatlher.
Man carries his superiority insid(
animals tlie's outside.
The nobleian is always in tle righ
When the peasant. sues.
If the thunder is not loud the peA
sant forgets to cross himself.
One whip is enough for a goo
horse, for a bad one not a thousand.
To Our Subscribers.
' Lives of poor1 men oft remind ui
Honest toil stands little chance
The mor'e we work we have behind'u
Biggeir patches on our pants1;
On our pants, on1ce new and gloss
Now the stripes oif di fferent hmu
All because our pat rons lingeir
And (ion 't..pay' us what is (due.
Then let us all be upt and dloing,
Send ini youri mite, however' small;
Or' when the winds of winter sink'
We shall have no0 pants at all.''
Up-to-Date Marriage Ceremony.
Wilt thou take her for they pard,
For betteir or for worse ?
To have, to hold, to fondly guard,
Till hauled off in a hearse?
Wilt thou let, her have her way,
Consult her nmany wvishies,
Niake.the fire every day,
And help her wash tIhe dishes?
Wilt thou comfort and support,
HeIr father and her mother,
Aunt Jemimahi and Uncle John,
Three sisters and a brother?
And his face grew pale and blank
It was too late to jilt;
As through the chapel floor he sank~
He said "I wilt,"-and ho wited
MATTOAX LOCATEJD. p
Willing to Give Hiniself Up-Denies
r Responsibility of Wreck-Asserts
That He Can Prove He Was
Not at Fault. T
- Lyneliburg, Va., Dec. 1.-Telegraph
operator, (1. 1). Mattoax, who was in R
- charge of tihe block telegraph oflice at
r Rangoon on the Southern railway,
- and who is elarged by olIleials of the
y railway with being respoisible for
I the fI'ightl l aceidelt has li i been locat
, ed at his boarding house within a mile
A of the angoon olliee, where lie de
-lares he has been since the ivccident,
excepting for a short time. S
Today L. D. Mattoax, a brother ot I?
the operator, who is a traveling sales- 01
i man with a local house, seeing re- v,
ports that the Southern detectives w
had been scouring the country for o
his brother, as contai.ned in state- w
ments given olit bI fie company, went tI
to Campbell couiIty to interview the o
brother.. To-nighIt hte reIturn Ied to L
Lynebbirg and -ave out the following t 1
h statenieil :N
ly Iitlhel was on (hty at lan1- A
C Nomi qm die ni-dht (,'fite 2Sthi. Al1e ol
call prove Iht Ie did not --o I() sleepl
and that le did not leave tIe oflie.
two miites. \'hen tiaiii No. 33 als
proachied he let it in) ti block be- it
k tween l 611:'Ximi1 and Law * vers. Ile let
it into fthle IlovIck 1111der inlstruI-ctiois
and he can prove by witnesses that lie
fried three time! to get (lie operator
at Lawyers in order to notify him of p)
the approach of No. 33. He could not,j e
however, get a response from the
Lawyers operator. He has a card to IP
t show that lie got the block for No. 37. h
The (lay operator can prove that he
found hin on duty when lie reported ai
at 7 o'clock to relieve him. le did is
1kot run away after the accident. le tI
toes not feel lie is to blame in this n
matter and lie has made no effort to
r avoid arrest.''
Mattoax declared that his bruother
left his boardilg house only once il
since the wvreek, Ilenl lie went out for
I a drive. He was practically prostrat- 1-1
ed by (lie wreck and was So dem-essed N
Illat his friends thIIought a div wohlid
do Iim good. Hie retirned to tie C
boarding hlnse after this drkive Ind ICu
1has., beel tihere s,inlev. 1le did n ot Iilw
that any ofielrs ItIf te law 1ad heenl b)
1,11 11rhig fo im. Today hei wa i-- 1)
formed that smne of the dletetives of'
thle Baldwini aenCyV were lookin for 1
his brother and he went to IiWm lonIf
police Ieadqnariers. wler lie fut(Iind
that no rieciest ha llelen made for- ithe
arrest of his brohder.
The local oficials f the SouithenS
were also notified wlere the operator
eoi ld ie found and tilat lie had never S,
been a mile Ifrom tie telegap'h141 of'- I)!
- riep. Ile is ready to give chi mselfI' up
at any tiivme.
REPUBLICANS WILL CONTEST. ,
Vote Cast in Certain Districts to be e
Taken Before Congressional
Committee. ,. yu
It is understood from let ters ie.. ,
ceived by thle St ate board of canvas-- 'r
sers that there will lie a 'ont est in
r several (of t he conigressionlal districts.
,h Te letteris state (hatI fo rma Ilirot est p
will be made1( aga inst thle announnee- j r
mint s thIiat thle D emnocratie ciongress- m,
meni ar ie elecled. The voie s as pubi
lished ai few' daysV agou in Th'li SI ate. al
showe~vd 1 hia t heire weriC onily shim l?-is
pub11 l ia viot es east ini thle f'irst, scondi, t
f outh i and seven thI di sticmts aganinst Cl
10,068 cast by thle I)emnocrats ini the s
samie districts. None of thle congress- he
men elected have any fears as to the M
decision of thle commiiit.te onCi 'onitests l
ini thle nat ionmal honse. C ongr'essmn h
Lega re was oppose5(d by A r'dani Prio- in
leaui and T. L. Gr'ant; Congressman (Ie
P'etterson wvas opposed b)y Isaac My- thm
er's; Congressman .Johinston was Opm- wil
poseCd by D)avid Gist. and WV. T. Cobb;
and Congressman Leveir was oppoised
by Dantzler. r
Hot Supper. . th
The Ladies .Aid society, assisted b)y se:
(lhe Ready Workar's and Sunbeam so, eo
cietics, of the First Biaptist chiurc'h bo
will have a hot supper on (lie 7th of ti
D)ecember in the vacant store-roorni en
under the Frederick hotel. They will be
also Bell fancy articles of every de-?
Beription at that time. ' ea
RES. SAMUEL SPENCER
KILLED IN WREC]
FIREE GUESTS AND THREE EN
PLOYES ALSO PERISHED.
ear End Collision Between Passei
ger Trains Near Lynchburg, Ya
His Body Was Burned B1 -
yond Recognition, as
Was Also Another
Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 29.-Samu
pelcer, president of the Southei
nilway company, and recognized [
ie of the foremost men in the di
lopment of the Southern State
as killed this morning at 6.1
'elock in a rear-end collision i
hielh two fast southbound passeng<
ains were involved, ten miles sol
Lynehburg 1nd a mile north <
awyers d('dpot. In tle same wret
Iree of his guests were killed. O1
r. Sen's private secretary,
Merrill of New York eity, ni
le of lie three porters survived tl
Presidei 8amun1el Spencer. Wasi
Clas. 1). Fislier ot taltimore, NI
I'Iilip Schulier of New York cit:
Franik T. Medwood (if Hiallimore.
I). W. Davis of Alexandria, VN
ivate dispatcher to Presidenlt Spel
William Pollard, colored, porter i
resident Spencer's car, who died i
An unknown person, whose leq
I(1 limbs are burned off short, wli
believed to be the third porter c
ie private car, who is missing. 11
ime cannot be learned.
Lueretia Aien, colored, Danvill
a., leg broken and aipliutaled belo
e knwee: left 0rm 1hIdly broken.
Willis J. Winston, 233 East 01
undred and Twenty-seventh stree
ew York eit v. leg badi'ly broken.
.1. W. Shiaw, o-re41, Spener, 'A
. 1I'ireil, badlYcl irshed and hot
anarhuulThi nas cIlored. ("reen
1r1. N. C ., hIU hrokl ;i(I badl
P'. E. Vanis, colored, Wayn'Iesbor<i
a., 6:ilyv broken up and bruised.
(Corn u I.on cIlored, Shelby, N. c
It II legs brokenl.
S:am1 Cox. colored. porler oI Ill
-ivatIe (Ir, of 611 First street. S. W
1ashli I n lon, 1). C., le bro keni.
- - uettl, address tnkn%own, hli
1preIII oIgaIizer of, the l leptasopl
ek badly\ wrenched.
Soln eo.i colored, Clarlotte.
badlv bruised leg.
E. A. 1lerrill, New York eitY, pr
te secretarY to P)residenlf Spence
'ad and arms badly burned, will r(
Mr. Spencer's dlestiniat ion wn
riendship, N. C., where lie was gt
g on a hunting trip, withI Messri
'Ihnyle r, Fisher. Redwooid and1( Mei
ll, as his guests.
Asleep When Crash Came.
P residenlt . Spece1(r and hiis ent ir
rty o i(ccupied the~ rena ea('ir on ,thI
rwardl train and as far as know:
re sleeping whent c oll'0 i sioin h aj
ned and thle probabili tics ar1e t ha
I of' them'n e'xcept in D' ispntehler 1Dav~
were killed inistanatlyv. 1I is eer
in thlit IifCe was extinct before thl
>en cer 's body wvas burn red al mos
yond( recognuit ion, as was thait o
r. F'ishecr. The body of' Mr. Schinuy
-was I aken from under thle t raii
fore it was burned vecry mnch, hav
e been singed only sl ighitly. P resi
nt Spencer's ear' was attached t<
a rear of' the Jacksonville train
uili wvas standing still when struck4
President Spencer' was lying di
atly under thme big locomotive of th<
ir train. So gra wvetachst2?6aSI
lir train. So great wvas the force o:
a impact the forward train wa
it at least 150 feet ahead, the Io
mot ive goinig over and upon1 Ih
dy '-f Mr. Spencer. Until arte
I diebris burned itself out and th
~ie cooled ofn the bodies could no
r'ho impact drove the combinatiou
e forward anmd the express ar l1f
ed up together with its truck and
crushed the car 40 feet, leaving the
remainder of the care strewn with
tois of ba-ggag and colored passen
getrs who were pushed back, as the ex
press clr, 'rusled the combination car
Many Narrow Escapes.
k- The combination ear did not leave
the track and in clearing the track the
express car was hauled to a siding a
mile distant on top and in the debris
of the combination car. How the
colored passengers in this compart
meInt, which is known as the Jim
Crow part of the train, escaped, none
31 of them being killed, is beyond ex
is The wreck occurred on the crest of
3- a steep grade, when the Atlanta train
s, could not have been running more
0 than 30 miles an hour, if as fast. Had
n1 it been a mile or two further south,
r the number of dead might have been
I frightful,-as the train was about two
f hours behind its schedule, ia condition
k inl the grade there thalt would have
y ientit a speed of more than 60 miles
d It was reported at first. that En
e gineer Kimey of Speniver, N. C., who
Was in elargIe of the engine on the
Atlanta t rain. was killed, hut this
I- proves to be inlvor-rect. KinIINe, suf
I'ered only a I'ew sli-Ihrises \nd
1. ents, which were dresed aid lie (id
. not ,-o to a hospital.
Mr. H. B. Spencer at Scene.
Mr. 11. 1. Spencer, the sixth vice
1- president of t.he Southern railway,
was a passenger on the northbound
n train from tho South, which reached
n the scene of the wreck a few minutes
after it occurred. He spent several
d hours there until the charred remains
o of his father were taken from under
n the locomotive and then he caine to
is this city with the remains of his
fiather aid ihose of his party.
h'lle coach ceitaining the corpses
e, was sidet rarced inl the yard above
w Ie city. Caskets were procutred for
them. These were Ilaeed in the pri
te vale cari of 1 Presideiti Steveits of the
, Ciesapeake and Ohio railway, who
was paissing i l-onl..gl tie city with
his fanilyh, tihl ear having been tenl
h dered I I 1bis Is(e by Presidenit %tev
en.. This ear anld the oine eointainling
the remaiiis of Ihe killed were at.
y aehed 1 a late traii going nolth and
Ie reilailns weie transferrel to the
a, skets while Ilie 1 rain was il Iran-.
., l Jm 1(1d1hn 1). 1141rsely, division
(1ol0IIS4 for the (-timp.any lire, and As
e sistait ("elneral Sn perinet eleit1' ". H1.
,,.Couiman of Dhoville were inl (large
of the rnirmilis, Ir 1. 11. I. Speinier
v hIavinig prelleded this rainl (iln a spe
v, eial Imadt up her' in order to lie in
Washlingctfn no the arrival of the
jAt the ciIy hosita oniiiiglit. all of
ithe itjiired colored prsons are re
r, ported to lie doii. iicely. All are
-. pe(1ed to reeove'.
, Couttty Coriioner .J. WV. 1)nvis, at1 thte
s' req tiest of thle Sont hern (iias, wenit
- this iafternoon i to t he scente of thte
3. wrec'k for thle purpose (if holding an
.inqpuest, bnt he found thle hod ies had
been remove'd biefore his arrival, lie
ret urnted to hiis home iin the suburbs,
e a nd to nigh t. could not say whtat steps
e will be taken timorrow.
n Thlie .Ja ck sonvilIce expr)ess had thte
right tof way in t he loc tk andl t he en
t. gi ne Ieft thle t rain anid proceeded two
- ileIs, one oIf whjieh was beyond Law
- vets befr Vii heI t einginieeri not iced lie
awas wit hoil h.Iis t rain. It may be that
t. whten lie patssed Lawyers that the op
. crot or I hoer gave iangOon a clear
C block, withloutl nioticiing whet her or
- not Ithe*rear' ('nd mar kers wvere to lie
i seen befoire lie did so.
- Operator at Fault.
~ i In lie.absence of atn omelial state-.
3 ment,' excepting that the operator at
ilHangoon wias at fault, that statement
'is beinig aOccepted here. Tt is possible
- that a railway investigat ion may de
3 v'elop t alt t. 1)e Ranigooni opierator Jet
t the Atlanta train into thte block on
I an order' fronm Lawyers that the block
was clear., thle operator ther'e think
' ing the trainmless engine cleared the
a block, and the rear train had passed
r Hanigoon before it could bte stopped
3 when the mistake was discovered.
Should thte investigation show that
the Lawyers operator gave a clear
1 track after the engine passed his pta..
- tion without noting the rear end