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- VOL XLVI NO, 30 NEWBERRY, S. C.. TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1909. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
* WILL SEABROOK'S TRAVELS*
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(By W. B. Seabrook.)
Special of The Herald -and News.
Naples, Italy-The prospective
European traveler, pressed for time,
in a hurry to gain a smattering of
French or Italian, is no longer com
Wlled to waste precious moments in
asking himself "Have you seen the
green umbrella of my aunt's grand
The ola--fashioned gramairriom,
with their multi-colored parasols and
ubiquitous female relatives, are mere
ly a humorous tradition; the modern
"methods" are scientific and practi
cal, the modern "phrase books" are
crammed full of useful idioms and
sentences, which come handy twenty
times a day in dealing with hotel
employees, gid4, waiters, trade4
men and other people with whonP the
tourist is thrown in contact. But the
best of teachers and most improv'ed
textbooks cannot supply the would
be linguist with brains. It is the
same old dity to a new tune,
"You can lead a horse to water,
But you cannot make him drink;
You can send a boy to college,
But you cannot make him think."
The complications which sometimes
arise from the inherent stupidity of
tourists, who have gained a parrot
like familiarity with two or three
hundred "useful phrases," are even
worse than in the old days.
Yesterday I was invited to dinner
by a young American, a chance ac
quaintanee whom I had first met at
Capri, and who was very proud of a
certain knowledge of t'he Italian
tongue, which he had recently ac
quired by the. new phonographie
method at Paris. To do him
and the method justice, his ac
cent was as nearly perfect as
that of, a foreigner can ever be
mechanically perfect-perfeet as a
talking machine-infinitely more
nearly perfect than mine, which I
had. picked up from a clever but i
literate garconide-chambre in Mar
seilles. The difference was that I
could say in impure Italian anything
I chose, while he could say in pure
Italian only what he had learned by
heart. The way ie ordered oysters
on the half-shell made me think of a
pianola. Besides, he did not care for
oysters, cared no more for them than
did the phonograph, which he had
heard order the same dish twice a day
successively for three months. The
dinner was not a su.ccess. My .sympa
thies were entirely with the waiter,
who seemed to be a very decent young
fellow. ertai-.iy 'he was patient and
SWe were in a nice restaurant at
Pausillipe, on 'a 'terrace overlooking
the gulf, with Vesuvius in the back
ground; it was a first-class estab
lishment, and the service was, of
course, immaculate, but my wooden
eaded host had been accustomed to
hear ~his blessed talking mach.ine
grind out complaints against every
thing, f rom .napkins to finger-bowls,
so he began to make a noise like a
"Waiter t:his tablecloth is not
clean, sprea.d another."
It was the first time that I could
recollect ever having been embarrass
ed before a servant, but I turned red
as a beet and wished myself a thous
and miles away. The* waiter wilted
as if he had been struek by lightning,
but showed his splendid training by
mastering his astonishment, bowing
113 deferential assent and bringing
The next break was, if possible,
'"Waiter"' he cried, with a metallic
twang in his voice, ''this wine tastes
of the cork."
Now, as he had ordered no special
wies we had been served with the
ordinary 'red "vin du pays"' which
is conserved not in bottles but in
lare casks, from which it is drawn
iretly into the carafes for table
e and, which consequently ~never
mes in even momentary contact
ith a cork. Certain delicate and ex
usv French wines can. rarely,
scenter le bouchon,'" but common
ie from last year' s vintage never.
fcourse an absteminous phonograph
uld nt have been expected to teach
v hos these littl details, and when
the waiter explained, with admirably
suppressed irritation, my companion
comprehended not a word. The thing
tihat rendered the situation all the
more trying was that he spoke with
such a splendid accent that the per
sons whom he addressed were led to
suppose him thoroughly familiar with
Throughout the whole dinner,
which was irreproachably served, he
continued to make himieVf ria4icu-*
lous. At one moment it was, "This
inife is too dull; bring me another."
At the next it was "Bring us some
fresh bread, this is too stale." With
these outlandish demands, the har
assed waiter gravely complied, and
only once, after the incident of the
wine did he permit himself to pro
test. It was in response to a request
for a better quality of olive oil with
"This oil came from Aix-en-Prov
ence, Signore,. There is no better in
Among the dialogues this paragon
of linguists had learned by heart was
a droll little passage, which appear
ed originally, I believe in the "Ital
ian Conversation of Vergani," and
which has since crept into nearly all
the modern grammars.
The stage setting is a cafe; the
dramatis personae are two gentle
men, Messrs. A. and B., and a wait
Mr. A. begins: Waiter, two coffees
and two small glasses of cognac.
Waiter-Voila, gentlemen, will you
A. Yes, thank you.
B. Waiter, pour me out a great
deal of coffee; pres tly I will tell
you why. Now pour me out a great
deal of cream; I will explain my re
quest presently. Ah, thank you.
(Turning away from the waiter) And
now dear Mr. A., permit me to en
quire after the health of your inter
esting family. (Then to waiter)
Well, what are you standing there
for, like a block of wood? We don't
Waiter (Apologetically) You prom
ised to tell me, sir, why you asked
especially for a great deal of coffce
and a great deal of cream.
B-Yes, so I did, well this is the
secret; it was in order to help my
self to a great deal of sugar. (Tab
leau: B triu.mphant, W. discomfited,
and A filled with admi-ratic'n for his
Probably every Englishman or
American, who has studied Italian,
has run across this truly remarkable
witticism, and 'he with whom I was
dining was no exception. Only, he
swallowed it without digesting it,.
and whien the moment for coffee and
igaret4es arrivedi, lhe commnenced,
with a sheepish grin of anticipated
"Waiter pour me a great deal of
coffee, etc., etc., etc., but the waiter,
who had never studied Vergani 's
manual, and who was, futhermore, a
model servant, naturally "missed the
cue'' and spoiled the comedy by re
tiring discreetly without expressing
the slightest curiosity to know why
"Mr. B'' wanted an extra-generous
supply of coffee and cream. He sim
ply contented himself by making a
double charge on the bill.
The S. D. Club.
The S. D. Club met on April 8tih,
with Mis's Margaret Burton. Two new
mmbers weie initiated' and the new
ly-eleted officers were installed. After
all business had been transacted and
the meeting had ad,jou4rned, the re
mainder of the evening was given
over to pleasure.
The boys of the Club had a hat
trimming contest and two prizes
were awarded; one for the most sty
lish hat, and one for the tackiest. The
girls entertained the boys during the
hat-trimming process. Another mode
of entertainment was a conversation
contest. The topies of conversation
were written on Easter cards; each
boy having a topic with every girl.
Votes were then taken on the best
enversationalist. After the contests
most delicious .refreshments were
served and the members dispersed.
At least, the Spring weather is im
partial; it is a toss-up between the
HE WORE A RED SHIRT.
"Deaf George," A Colored Man of
Prosperity Who Wore Red Shirt
Prosperity, April 12-As there is
so much being said and done con
cerning the veterans of the War Be
tween the States, we think it not un
timely to .relate a little local incident
iot of a veteran who proudly wore
the Gray or carried the Stars and
Bars, but the last remaining colored
wearer of the Red Shirt of '76,George
Treest, more commonly called "Deaf
This old darkey is entirely alone
in the world. No one seems to be
even nominally interested in him
Having no ties whatever, he simply
will have something live to call his
own and care for.
On a certain prominent corner is
a stable apparently as dilapidated
and ancient as "Deaf George'U him
self. Daily he is seen going into
this building, with an armful of sa
sasfras branches, grass or anything
else edible he may chance to find. This
generous portion is for the main
tenance of a sorrel horse and a black
mule, either of which would vie with
the famous horse in "Mrs. Wiggs of
the Cabbage Patch'" in age and the
surpassing amount of flesh on their
frames. EAiery moriing when the
weather was colder he would straggle
up and down the streets with a tin
bucket and'"a long pole gathering
china berries to take the place of a
breakfast cereal, presumably.
Several days .ago he sat by the
roadside 4 hours watching and guard
ing these ambling skeletons as they
nibbled the short grass in a cotton
field. When questioned as to his rea
son for being in the stock business
he will tell you that these animals
will make his crop this year. Several
years ago, a twin animal in appear
ance to the sorrel, died. George la
mented his loss, saying that his ".hoss
jist got too heavy fur his laigs'" and
caused its death. This reminds us
of the fellow who trained his horse
to live upon straw and as soon as h2
got him trained in this art the horse
proceeded to die.
If George earns a dollar a week
the larger portion goes for feed for,
his pets. It is even rumored that he
often sleeps in the same stable with
When one thinks about this and
about him, it is really pitiful. We
wonder if he is so aloof because of
the postion he took years ago, or if
he is a thing apart from choice. Sev
eral years ago when Hampton's Mon
ument was unveiled George forgot,to
be taciturn and grew entshusiastie.
Some public spiri'ted eitizens gave
him a .ticket and some change. A
member of the U. D. C. made a gay
red shirt.and off to the Capital he
went. This day was a red letter as
well as a red shirt day with George,
and no doubt gives him many pleas
ant thoughts as he goes about the
duties of his uneventful existence.
When George dies a small stone
will be placed over 'his grave, that is
if he fares as others have fared. This
is all well and 'good. But, ir the
Price of CoaL
"How much,'' began the lady to
Baxter, in temporary charge of the
coal yard; "how much is stove coal
"That depends,'' said Baxter, with
.whom language is often a vehicle of
confusion. "A la carte, it 's seven 'an'
a :half, Cul-de-sac, it '11 cost you 50
Seattle Post Intelligencer.
"Colonel, we want a contribution
from you to help build a mission
"Judge, you know well enough
that while I am in sympathy with
morality and religion, I don't be
lieve in churches in the abstract,
"Neither do I, oonel. We're go-.
ing to bud t-his one of concrete."
One p)oet has sleeeeededl in rhym
ing ''Momibasa,' but t her is no law
that can touch 'him.
DEERHORN IN TROUBLE.
He Was Prosecuting Witness In
Case Against Shropshire, Tried
At Newberry Court.
It wil be 'nteresting to noie- that
the Deerhorn mentioned ia the fol
lowing dispatch is the Deerhorn who
was a member of the Smith Carnival
company, while it wa's recently in
Newberry, and who during the term
of court here that week was the pros
eeuting witness in the ease against
James Shropshire, another miember
of the company, S4ropshire being:
charged with breach of trust. Deer
horn alleged that Shropshire wilfully
failed to turn over to him a diamond
ring be had loaned him while tha
carnival compar.y was at Prosperity
in January. It will be recalled that
Shropshire was acquittted.
The dispatch from Blacksburg fol
Blacksburg, April 10.-Blacks
blrg has had a sensational bear
hunt. While making his rounds
some time after midnight the watch
man of the J. R. Smith Carnival
Shows found that two young bears
had escaped from their cages, and he
at once called for assistance to hunt
the bears. Dogs were secured and
easily trailed some distance but sud
denly lost tbj m. After daylight,
when it became known that the bears
were out, children stayed indoors and
every one was on the lookout for
bruin. About nine o'clock Chief Dun
can got a clue and it led him to Gaff
ney, where be found that a m2.n had
hired a team, come to Blacksburg,
secured the bears .and returned to
Gaffney, where he hired another team
and drove to Paeolet. There he, with
the bears, caught a train for Carlisle
and from there he went to Whitmire.
Chief Duncan- had a message at
Whitmire-ahead of the alleged 1ear
thief andlhe police arrested him and
Magistrate Ligon dispatebed his
constable J. H. Allison, for them,.who
brought back one George Deerhorn,
alias Indian George, of Niagara Falls.
Deerhorn claims to be an Indian and
he was accompanied by his wife, a
very handsogne young ivhite woman.
He was committed to iail in default
of $500 bail.
Magistrate Ligon says he has given
a death blow to bear stealing in the
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH.
Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D. Pastor.
Though a little cold, Easter morn
ing was beautiful and clear, and
Sunday full of interesting exercises
at Central church. The decorations
were profuse and beautiful, the
chaneel being covered with ferns and
lilies, and other plants, while a beau
tiful floral eross oung over the choir.
The singing was very impressive, a
couple of anthems being well render
ed, and Dr. Whit Connor sang as a
solo, "Jeruisalem, the beautiful.''"
To the communion of the church a
few names were 'received by letter
and a fine class of some ten or twelve
young people admitted~ by profession.
Dr. Wolling, after giving some ex
planations of the meaning of Easter,
spoke of the three gardens, of Eden,
of Gethsamane and o.f the garden of
the resurrection anid of Jesus as the
At the hour marked for the night
services whieh was to be an Easter
celebration by the Sunday school all
the available space in the entire
house was well filled. The selections
chosen for the occasion were very
appropriate and to say that the ebil
dren did beautifully would be small
paise. The singing was 'really beau
tiful1, the recitations well spoken and
the entire exercises were pe~rfectly
rendr-14. Many words of praise were
soken of the care and, devotion
Iown by the ladies who had prepa.red
the occasion, as also of Mrs. Connor,
who presided so efficiently at the
piano. It is t:ruly pleasing to find
tie exercises in the Sanctuary so
lively and so interesting..
As Castro is hankering after tkle
moon, why not orde.r (n airs-hip from
Beginning May 3 the Merchants of
Newberry Will Inaugurate Early
The merchants of Newberry have
signed a petition agreeing to close
their stores, Saturdays excepted, be
ginning May 3, at- six o'clock. A few
have put the hour at 6:30 and still
a few others at seven o'clock. The
following is a list of those who have
Edw. R. Hipp.
E. A. Griffin and Co.
The Exchange Bank.
Blease and Dominick.
Herald and News.
Summer Bros. Co.
C. C. Cooper, Jr.
A. C. Thomasson.
Livingston and Lominick.
R. C. Williams, Jr.
Parcell and Scott.
John T. Cromer.
Daniels and Williamson.
G. M. B. Epting.
E. M. Evans and Co.
Observer Printing Co.
R. D. Smith and Son.
J. W. Kibler and Co.
To close at 6:30:
Caldwell and Haltiwanger.
Shelley and Summer.
C. and G. S. Mower Co.
Fellers and Morgan.
Summer Bros., clothing.
Newberry Hdw. Co.
Boyd and Lane.
Hill and Sligh.
The J. L. Bowles Co.
J. T. Dennis.
To close at 7:00:
Anderson Ten Cent Store.
* * **
* - SOCIAL.
The Drayton 3utherford Chapter
of the U. D. C. was most delightfully
entertained on Tuesday afternoon by
Mrs. T. C. Pool. Some business was
attended -to and a very pleasant dis
cussion was had on topies of interest
to the members. Mrs. P. C. Gaillard
read an interesting account of the
Battle of Shiloh, that day being the
forty-seventh anniversary of the bat.
tle. Miss Elizabeth Dominick also
read a very interesting paper on an
important historical event. At the
elose of' the evening ice tea,~ coffee
and fruit cake.
The Wednesday Morning Club was
most charmingly entertained by Miss
Carrie Pool. A lively 'sewing contest
was entered into and dainty .little
powder puffs were made out of silk
and chamois skin. Besides the regu
lar members present were Mrs. Geo.
White, of Abbeville, Misses Florence
Bowman and Adaline Johnstone and
Mra Mower.. Mis; Pool , erved ice
cream and eake and mi-nts.
Little Miss Mildred-- Purcell was
given a beautifal birthiday party by
her mother, Mrs. C.. J. Piireell, at the
lovely hiifTr.' and Mrs. Piureell.
in east Mai:i street. A large crowd
of happy, pretty children enjoyed lit
tle Miss Helen's hospitality.
Mrs. Herman Wright in her gra
cious manner entertained the Wo
man's Club at her home at its regular
meeting this week.
I Easter at Colony.
The Colony congregation had what
it seemed to them a good day on
Easter. There was preaching at 11
o'clock and the Holy Communion was
administered. Dr. A. J. Bowers, the.
pastc-r, p reached and he received into
the church by .letter one applicant
and four~by confirmation. $10.00 was
raised for synodical purposes at this
At three p. m. the Sunday school
exercises consisting of recitations
and songs by the children wvere held'
and very much enjoyed by a full
house and nearly $10.00 was collected
Dr. Bowers preached a splendid
sermon on this Easter Sunday and
made many remarks that will doubt
less redound -to .t-he good of his listen-'
Regular Meeting Postponed. to Next
In the , Town Should Be a
The -regular meeting of the Civic
association which was to have been
held on Wednesday of this week has
been postponed to Monday afternoon,
April 19th, at 4:30 o'clock. The
meeting will be held in the chamber
of commerce and it is urged that ev
ery member of the association he
present at this 'meeting -and bring
with them one or two or three or as
many new members as possible.
Everybody in Newberry ought to
join this association and work along
the lines mapped out by it, and if
.this result should be accomplished
we would soon have one of the pretti
est and neatest and best kept cities
in South Carolina.
A Good Week.-"Bub" Epting, the
Manager, Is Taking to the
Mr. Epting says that last week was
a most successful one at bis populax
little vaudeville house. In fact they
are holding greater crowds than ever,
having large crowds -every night.
Those who attended last night could
plainly see that Mr. Epting is en
deavoring to give the people some'
thing they like.
The triplets, who appeared last
night, were far above the average per
former, and they were "catchy" and
pleasing and were appreciated by the
immense crowds t-bat assembled dur
ing the evenings.
Miss Louise Grace and Master Rob,
ert Miller were at their best, receiv
ing at every show generous applause.
Miss Grace's song "Baby-Doll"
made a great hit, and she was com
pelled to answer encores at. every
The latest feature is Manager
Epting. On Friday night he made his
appearance as a black-comedian. It
is not necessary to say to what a de
gree of success he attained. He was
a "howling" success from the begin
ning, his trombone stunt being a ,
It is reported, in 'faet it is under
stood, -that Mr. Epting will appeat in
this role again sooni, and the publie is
looking forward to another great
treat and big laugh.
Program of Newberry Conference.
The Newbery Conference of. the S.
C. Synod will meet at Betheden E.- L.
church, Rev. J. D. Shealy, pastor; on
Friday before the 4th Sunday of this
month. (April) at 10 o 'clock-A. M.
. The following is the program:
Friday 10. o'clock A. M. Prayer,
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick.
11 o'clock, a. in., sermon, Rev. T.
F-riday afternoon-The Sins of the
church and her people, Rev. 0. B.
2. What is meant by command
"Walk in love" (Eph. 5:2) Rev. J.
Saturday morning-Giving of self
to God. Rev. A. J. Bowers, D. D.
11 o'clock A. M., sermon, Rev. E.
Saturday afternoon. Duties in
the Home, Rev. W. K. Sligh.
2. Missions-Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps..
Sunday 11 o'clock A. M., Sermon,
Rev. J. H. Harms.
Sunday Afternoon, Su-nday School
Addresses, Rev. Z. W. Bedentaugh;
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer.
Rev. S. P. Koon,
J. A. C. Kibler,
Jno. J. Long, Sec.
Death of An Infant.
The many friends of Rev. C. Lewis
Fowler, pastor of the First Baptist
church, of 'Clinton, will be sorry to
learn of tihe recent death of his in
fant -son. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler were
nearly prostrated over the death of:
their little one. The funeral exercises
were conducted by Rev. C. W. Hid
den, pastor of Bush River church,
and Rev. S. R. Brock, pastor of the'
Secnd Baptist church of Clinton.