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VOL XLV NO, 78 NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1908. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
New Yorker Succeeds Haskell as De
New York, Sept. 26.-Herman Rid
der, editor of The Staats Zeitung an
vice chairman of the publicity burea
of the Democratic national commit
tee, was tonight appointed by Nation
al Chairman Mack as treasurer of th
nationral committee to succeed Go
Charles N. Haskell, of Oklahom
who resigned his position early toda
The appointment of Mr. Ridder a
treasurer of the committee was mad
by telephone a few minutes befor
Chairman Mack's departure for th
Mr. Mack said:
"I am very much pleased that Mi
Ridder has seen fit to accept the rE
sponsibilities of the treasurership. H
is a very high type of the America
business man and one whose associ
tions and connections will not brin
him under charge of suspicion o
having to do with- those corporation
to Which Democracy is opposed."
Mr. Ridder will probably leave fo
Chicago within a few days to take u
the work at headquarters.
Mr. Ridder was seen at the Hof
man house tonight and said:
"Mr. Mack offered me the positio
of tresurer, and I accepted, for th
reason that I favor tariff reform, an
as the only hope of tariff reduetion i
in the success of Bryan and the D(
mocratic party, I considered it m
duty to take the office and do ever3
thing in my power to assist the D
mocratic party to win, that the pe<
ple may be relieved from the extoi
tion of the trusts protected by th
BIG STAKE RACES
AT STATE FAII
For the First Time South Car<
IUna Gets Stake Races--Big
.Columbia, S. C.-(Special.)-In all tr
llfe of the State Fair-forty years
,there have never been anything lII
the races that are scheduled for th
year. The fair opens October 26th an
closes October 30th. There will be foa
-days of racing. Already five stall
;races have been arranged for trotte:
and pacers. Purses will be offered ft
both harness and running horses.
Between $6,000.00 and $7000.00 ha
been offered as prizes for these race;
'The attractive prizes, together with ti
fact that so mnany of the Northern an
.Eastern tracks have had trouble wit
~the racers, will make the entri-es her
fair week'the best aggregation of fa.
~norses over seen anywhere in th
Strins of horses from the most re
zsowne stables in the country will 1
here fair week. With the races near
:two months off, the entries for tU
-stake races counted up to ninety-thre<
and it is expected that more than
'undred of America's finest racers wi
be- entered for the stake races.
The purse races will be much abov
the average this year. More money1
-offered and better horses will be race<
The track has been put in apple pi
order and the grandstands enlarge
.and reworked. This was necessary t
accom'modate the immense crowds the
will witness all of the races during fai
-week, this being the first of the serie
in the Virginia-CarCina Circuit.
There will be other sports. Davidso
College plays Clemson on Wednesda
and the University of South Carolin
plays Davidson College on Thursday.
Mr. R. C. Keenan will have the race
iu charge, and he knows his busines:
President Mobley expects the race
this year to bring people to .the fai
froma every part of the State and fror
many surrounding States.
Good plays, like good wine, impros
with age. This is certainly truec
that marvellously successful melodra
ma "Humen Hearts" which Managi
Nankeville offers for the tenth yea
The company to be seen in the pla
thiis season comprises all of las
year's favorites, and wherever a pai
could be improved upon, the chang
has been made, and it is promise
that never before has tshis beautifi
play been so well presented. "Humai
Hearts" gives a pure, wvholesome les
son that toucehes the heart-stringsi
the patshetic scenes and excites ti:
risibilities in the humorous ones. Ti:
pathos and comedy are so well blen<
ed that the audience is in tears or
moment and convulsed with laught4
the next. The science equipment wi
be perfect in every details, so it
said, and the management has dor
everything possible to insure a fir:
FOR GOOOD ROADS.
- President Sligh of Good Roads League
Sends Out Letter-Vice
. Sometime ago at a meeting of the
a rural letter carriers it was decided te
- organize a good roads league for New
berry county. Mr. W. K. Sligh wac
e elected president and given auth ri:
to appoint vice-presidents in eact
t, township. He has named these of
y ficers and sent out a circular lette.:
to each outlining his duties. He ha,
s also sent a petition for the vice-presi
e dents to have the citizens in eaci
e township sign with a view of work
e ing up a sentiment in favor of goo
roads. A copy of this letter fron
President Sligh together with a cop3
c. of the petition with the list of vice
- presidents, is given in this connection
e Sept. 14, 1908.
n Dear Sir:
i- At a meeting held Sept. 7th, a
g Newberry a Good Roads League foi
,f this county was partially organized
s and the president of the League wa;
instructed to appoint a vice-president
r from each Township. It gives mi
p pleasure to ask you to serve as vice
president from your township.
- The duties of your office will b<
defined when the by-laws of the Lea
n gue are prepared and adopted. Bui
,e you ay assume that among your du
d ties will be to take active control o
s the' organization in your Townishi
- and to advance in other ways the in
y terest of the league.
The object of the league as its nam<
indicates is to secure good roads foi
our county. It is its purpose to bell
improve the condition of our roads it
e the immediate future, and finally, i
possible. to secure hard roads, tha
shall be properly laid out and graded
To accomplish this latter object ma;
take years but this is our ultimat<
This work can be done only aftei
thorough organization. We will firs
of all need to educate our people t<
see the great importance of improvinc
our .hirhways. This we hope to d<
through out county and local organ
' izations. Literature on the subjecl
:e will be distributed and a liberal us
made of the county papers. When th
r local leagues are organized, speaker
~will be sent to them to discuss gooi
r roads and how to get them.
sFirst of all we want to get a loca
s. league in each township. Will yoi
not at once secure in your townshil
h signers to the roll? I enclose a forn
*eor members to sign. The only con
e dition for membership is a desire t<
have better roads and a willingnesi
e to participate in a discussion of plan!
I whereby they may be had. The lea
e gue has no plans as yet. Such plan
amust be the result of the discussions
which will follow after we get organ
e ized. It will not be necessary t<
.hol<d a meeting of your local leagu.
e for some time yet. We simply wan
,to get signers to the rolls now, an<
t fwe want to get as many as possible
Later a call will be issued for th
township leagues to meet and organ
.ize. There are no fees.
a We are counting upon your activ
co-operation in this matter. Of course
- it will take some of your time, bu
we feel that this is a most worth:
ncause and that you cannot serve you:
county in a better way.
Personally, I believe that this sub
e jeet of roads should command the
f serious thoughts of our people. Goo<
.roads would do more for the count:
r than any other thing. . Their valui
r. annot be over-estimated.
y I further believe that if our peopl<
t will give this subject serious consid
t eration and band themselves togeth
e er for a serious discussion of thil
d question that some feasible and satis
il factory plan can be evolved by whiel
n better roads may be had.
- I shall be pleased to hear that yoi
n accept this position and that you art
e enrolling members.
e Yours truly.
- W. K. Sligh.
e President Newberry Good Roads Lea
s We, the undersigned citizens of No
e Township. hereby enroll on:
t names as members of the Newberr:
Gad.Roads LTague and in doing s
we express our sympathy with the
Good-Roads cause. We desire to
have this subject discussed to the end
that we may become informed, and
we promise to aid in this discussion
to the extent of our ability. We do
not hereby commit ourselves to any
plan for securing better roads, and
we understand that there are no
The following named persons have
been appointed as vice-presidents
from their respective Townships:
No. 1-Mr. C. T. Summer.
No. 2-Dr. W. C. Brown.
No. 3-Mr. William Whitney.
I No. 4-Mr. John W. Scott.
L; No. 5-Mr. W. C. Sligh.
No. 6-Mr. W. P. Smith.
No. 7-Mr. W. R. Reid.
No. 8-Mr. I. P. Cannon.
No. 9-Dr. G. Y. Hunter.
No. 10-Mr. T. J. Wilson.
No. 11-Dr. E. 0. Hentz.
The thirteenth annual State Grand
Lodge of the Sunlight Society con-.I
vened with Welch Zion Baptist church
at ten o'clock, Aug. 6, 1908. The
convention was called to order by
Bro. M. C. Seurry, the grand presi
- dent, and prayer was offered by Rev.
t D. C. Copeland, of Laurens. President
- M. C. Scurry then addressed the con
E vention. He made some very enter
> taining remarks to the delegates and
visiting wards. He spoke as follows:
"As this is the thirteenth annual
session of the State Grand Lodge of
T'he Sulnight Society, I want each de- I
> legate, each president, and each
i friend to fully understand the pur
F pose of this convention. First, I will r
t say that in order that we may not i
return to our homes ashamed and E
y that there be no whiskey selling or 1
drinking around this church or any 1
killing, I empower each delegate if;1
r they see any selling or drinking of t
t whiskey about the church they re
port it to me and I will send the i
names of the party or parties so c
> charged to the trial justice in the t
- city. Further if you see anydne t
t carrying concealed weapons I want t
a you to inform me for we are under
a the State charter and for us to de- r
; mand proper protection we must
I help the State to uphold -and enforce
the law. I want it understood that
I the Sunlight Society was not organiz
i ed for politics and I shall see to it
> t.hat no political speeches are made
1 in this convention. We are a chari
- table society. Now in conclusion I
y will say that I shall not allow any 4
3 delegate or friend to speak a word
3 against the white people for all of
- the w~hite people are my friends and
3 they are our friends if you will let
3 them, and I say to you work for thet
- white people if they ask you 'and do
> them a favor. That is right. Do it
a and they will not forget you. Tell
t the white people that you cannot live
I here without them, and they cannot
.do without us and they will agree
a with you. Let us work for them and
-I will assure you that the negro of
Newberry county and all other coun
Sties especially the members of the
, ~Sunlight Society will receive full
t protection at the hands of our white
SAfter this election of officers took
place and the following were elected:
- Bro. M. C. Scurry, was unanimously
a elecited to succeed himself as the
1 grand president for two years. We
i trust- in God to do more charitable
a work this year. We have had 12
members to die during the past year
e and all of them were buried by Mr.
- P. F. Baxter rand Son and Mr. R. Y.
- Leavell and Son.M..
- A man is not justifiedi n becoming i
a night rider merely because he can-i
not afford a high upower motor car.i
1 1__ _ _ _ _ _ _
* Within three weeks the politieal ex-1
eitement will be allayed to some extent Ji
by the foot ball games.
-As for the town of Columbia. it nev- iJ
er won a pennant in its life.-News Ji
r Is it true that that Savannah is to<
,have a sixteen-story blind tiger sky- ,'
NEW EXHIBITS AT
THE STATE FAIR
)ctober 26 to 30-Prizes for
Une of the best attractions at the
,tate Fair this year, which will be 1
ield in Columbia beginning Monday,
)ctober 26th, and closing Friday, Octo
>er 30th, will be the Field Crop Depart
nent. This new feature will prove of
nte rest to every farmer in the State.
t will be under the man:;(rnent of
rof. J. N. Harp.-r, Director of the
lemson Experimental station. who is
me of the best agricultural experts in
he South. Professor Harper has per
onally solicited the exhibits for this
?epartn-nt. and will nrrange every
hing to adiantage. r will be as
iisted by his whole corps of experr
tsso(iates, and it will be worth the trip
o the fair just to talk to these expert
ren and get th-eir ideas on practical
Clen:.-n College wil! have a big ex
:ibit in this department, but will not
)e allowed to compete with the indi
ridual exhibits. Some fine prizes will
-e awarr'ed the farmers. For instance,
50 will given for the largest yield
)f corn t. the acre, $25 for the second
)est, and cotton will have the same
tmount awarded for the best yield per
tere. Dozens of other interesting con
:ests have been provided.
President Mobley. being a practical
sto,kman himself, is giving much at
:ention to this part of the fair. There
vill be ni.ore thoroughbreds shown than
ever before. The stalls have all been
enovated and the pure water from the
'ity has been connected, so that the
:attle and st:ck v ili be well taken
are of. Thi v. ill he good news tc
lndreds of breeders who might other
visr have hesittted to send their finest
o the fair. T-e poultry show bids fair
. be a grand success this year. There
eem.: to be more interest in every de
)artm.e'.t. T11:e n:.:nagement believes
his will be the largest and best fair
ever held here. Information as to the
rizes will be cheerfully supplied by
?resident John G. Mobley, or Secretary
. W. Love, at Columbia, S. C.
Teglect of Yellow Pine Forests in the
In many parts of the country the
aost progressive men of the lumber
ndustry have felt the greatest nec
ssity of adopting better methods of
rotecting their timber holdings from
ire but in some places there still re
aains much to be done. This is par
icularly true through a part of the
reat yellow pine belt of the South
pon which the naval stores industry
f the world is largely dependent. A
imber owner of Florida, in writing
o the forest service at Washington,
alks of the matter as follows:
"Speaking of fire protection:
here is absolutely nothing being
one. The turpentine people. to pro
et their turpentine timber, rake
ground the trees during early winter,
nd then burn the woods. This is
Lone to keep off the forest fires of
arly spring. These fires are sup
osed to be set by the cattle inter
sts, for Vhe purpose of burning off
he dry grass, so that the young grass
gill come up, on which the cattle
'eed. In doing this, they destroy
illions of young pines that have just
tarted to grow and are too small and
ender to stand the heat of the fire.
''If these fires could be stopped, it
vould solve the problem of re-f orest
ng, as far as Florida is concerned.
have thought for a long time that
no fence lawv would go far toward
topping the burning of the woods.
Es it is now, there is no regulation.
''What~ I mean to say is, that if
-ou own a small piece of land, say 40
Leres, and had 10,000 head of cattle,
-ou are at liberty to-graze your cattle~
mmy 10,000 acres of land, or on my
eighbor 's 20,000 acres of land, and
e cannot help ourselves. If we
vould catch von firing the woods and
Lad a witness to prove it, we could
rosecute you, batt this is L6.rd to do.
fwe had a no fence law, you as a
attle owner, would be compelled to
:eep your cattle in an enclosure,
hich would remove the temptation
>f burning the woods of your
ieighbors, besides being of infinite
enefit to poor people in starting lit
e farms. In many instances the
~ening of the land is by all odds
he largest item of expense in start
ng a small farm, and often puts it
>eyond the reach of poor men who
night otherwise make a little start
''The burning of 'the grass not only
:ils millions of small pine trees but
t impoverishes the soil and exposes
he ground to the hea.t of the sun,
hereby retarding the growth of not
mly small pine trees but the large
mes as well. The thing that is nee
~ssary to make the trees healthy and
.igorous goes up in smoke every year.
\Vhat I have mentioned, and the
nany destructive methods being
>raeticed in the cutting of timber in I
he forest and in the manufacturing
)f it, is costin, the South millions
)f dollars of which she is taking no
ieeouit, and the present low prices '
)f lumber and naval stores will add
;o the destruction, for the reason that
nany of the owners of timber and i
:urpentine leases will not have money r
:o pay the expense of raking the pines. i
)ur naval stores and lumber are being
sent all over the world, and in the 1
najority of cases we are not making i
?xpenses out of our commodity, which
is really valuable enough to bring a
rood, liberal stumpage. We are sell
ing our turpentine at 35 and 36 cents
per gallon, and it will cost $1.00 per
gallon to reproduce the forest from
wvhich it is being taken. The same
thing will apply to rosin. We are ]
niving the world our crop of lumber
t an average of about $15.00 per
thousand feet that will cost us' from
p40.00 to $50.00 per thousand feet to
, 0... GREAT GATHERING
OF SOUTH CAROUNIANS
The State Fair This Year-October
The fortieth annual State Fair will
be held at Columbia this year October
26-30, and it gives promise to be the
greatest State Fair ever held. No mat
ter how bad the crops or how hard the
times, everybody goes to the State Fair 1
at Columbia. It has been the custom
now for nearly half a century, and it
will ever continue so with crowds in
creasing each year.
The State Fair is the one time of the
year that work can be put down and
everyone have a good time for a few
days. Old acquaintances and relatives
meet at the State Fair if they are not
ortunate enough to meet elsewhere
uring the year. Friends meet friends
tnd college men meet their college
mates and renew friendships with good
stories of the good times of the past.
This year the fair holds even more
than that. for South Carolinians. It
will be made up of new exhibits that
will teach the farmers new methods
ind improvements that mean money to
very one of them.
The races will be the best ever seen
.n the South. This being the first year
that the Fair Association has entered
the Virginia-Carolina Circuit. The
take races will bring many of the
-ountry's very finest racers. The two
rootball games will draw thousands of
snthusiastic "rooters" from both the
Columbia is better fitted to take care
>f her guests than ever before, with
more hotel accommodations. The rail
roads will all put on special rates, as
.isual. President John G. Mobley. of
~he Fair Association, has worked hard
:o get everything in ship-shage, and he
redicts the largest crowd in the his
ory of the fair.
An Interfering Neighbor.
It was a particularly hot summer
in the city, and the Russel avenue
district was a particularly hot dis
trict. For the most part it was a
region of lodging houses. and in win
dows and doors appeared, in one form
or another, the familiar sign, "Rooms
Mr. Morgan, whose dwelling was at
the farther end of this region, drop
ped into his chair one stifling late af
ternoon, and mopping his forehead,
said to his wife, "Well, I've made
he:' mad now."
"W\ho's mad ?" asked his spouse.
'Please explain yourself.'
"'I don 't know her name,'' aniswer
ed Mr. Morgan. "It 's the woman
the lady-who keeps a boarding house
on the corner of the avenue and
Hammond street. I have to go by
there four times a day, you know,
and I just couldn't stand it any long
er, so I rang the bell. She came.
I told her what I wanted in as few
words as I know how, and then got
"Well. you haven 't given me the
slightest idea of what it's all about,"
said his wife.
"That's so, guess I haven't," he
admitted. "It is so hot. Why, that
sign in her window; I've seen it so
often. It's so hot."
Again he paused.
"I'm waiting." stated his wife pa
"'Oh!'' He roused himself. ''Yes.
It's so hot, and I guess I made her
pretty madi. Why, the sign read
'Sunny Rooms. Steam Heat and Con
tinuous Hot Water!'
He mopped his p)erspiring fore
"'Mv. but she was mad when I
asked her to change it. GuessI
shall have to go to the office anot.her
way after this. "-Youth's Compan
JOHN McGAHA SLAIN
tilled by Unknown Negro-Three
Times Acquitted of Mur
Anderson, Sept. 27.--Two killings,
shooting which may result in death
,nd an accidental death is the record
aade in the past 24 hours within a
'adius of 25 miles of this city.
The first of these occurred in Dunk
in township in Greenville county last
tight, when John MeGaha, a white
nan thrice tried and acquitted for
murder, was shot and killed by a
iegro whose name is unknown and
rho has fled. According to reports
-eceived here McGaha and one of the
ishleys went from their homes at
Elonea Path into Greenville county
ast night to arrest two negroes and
:ake them back to Honea Path. Af
:er captuTing the men and while re
;urning with them they were over
;aken in the road by a negro, who
>pened fire upon them. Between 12
d 15 shots were exchanged, and af
;er the smoke had cleared' aaway John
1IcGaha was found dead as he sat in
iis buggy, with two loads of buckshot
n his stomach. McGaha was acqdit
ed by an Abbeville jury two weeks
tgo of the murder of George Clink
;cales, colored, his third victim. The
1egro who shot McGaha has skipped
he country, and his whereabouts are
Letters~ remaining in postoffice at
ewberry, S. C., for week ending
3ept. 26, 1908.
Mr. Aron Autery.
Carrie Bridges, Elora Bouknight,
Iiss Lula Bobos, Myrtie Bugest.
Mr. Charlie Cumbee, Mr. G. H.
annon, Henrietta Cook.
Mrs. Jasper Eichberger.
Mrs. Joicy Graham, Arthur Grayer,
Ir. Jno. C. Griffin, Mr. Chester Grif
in, Mr. 0. L. Grubbs.
Mr. Aut-ie Kingburn, Mr. B. Loukus,
1r. Will McBride, Mose' McKines.
Mr. Charlie Nesbitt, Rosy Polker,
Hattie Rice, Mandy Ruff, Mr. Adam
Garinon Sly, Janie Smith, Miss Lit
Mrs. Emer Taylor.
All persons calling for these letters
will please say that they were adver-I
Chas. J. Pureell,
Proving His Motto..
"Well, sir.'' exelaimed the million
ire, "what do you want this morn
"I've come again to ask for yo.ur
laughter'' said the poor but ambi
-iQus young man.
"Haven't I told you six times over
n as many different days that it is
ut of the q1uestion~ ? What do you
mean by bothering me in this way'!
'ou are making a nuisance of your
"If I seem to. be more persistent
than circumstances warrant, I must
insist that you, sir, are to blame.''
"Me!'' shouted the indignant old
nan. "I don't understand you.''
"There,'' said the man who loved
Wis daughter as he pointed to a mot
to over the banker's desk, "is my
xense for coming here day after day,
if at first you don't suer- try, try,
try again.'' Do you be?ave in that
entiment, or have you put it up
there simply to deceive people'!
After he had seraitched his head
,while the mean old plutocrat said:
"Yes, I believe in that. I haven't
ucceeded vet in making vou under
4tand that my daughter shall not be
ome the wife of a fool. but I am
going to keep on trying till I do!
And that time he did it.-Strand
We would not be in the least sur
prised if it should be developed that
Senator Foraker was a friend of the
[ten Souh Carolina State dispensary.