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VOL ir NO, 48 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FE-IDAY. JUNE 18. 1909 TWIOE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
S0U CAR SPENT . NIGHT 1IN NEWBERRY ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOM ED BY PEOPLE HERE. Pleasant Trip Here and Enjoyable Stay-Procepddd on Long Jour ney Wednesday Morning. Led by Newberry pilot cars, the New York Her-ald and Atlanta Jour nal seout cars, on their way from At lanta to New York, spying out the pro posed capital-to-capital automobile highway from New York to Atlanta and on to Florida, rolled into New berry at 8.15 o'clock on Tuesday ev ening, and were enthusiastically greeted by several hundred Newberry people w-ho had gathered to receive them on their arrival in front of the Newberry hotel. The cars had come 'from Elberton, Ga., on Tuesday, cov ering a distance of one hundred and fifteen and three-tenths miles. The cars had left Atlanta at 8.40 on Mon day morning, reaching Elberton Monday afternoon and spending the night there. An early start was made from Elberton on Tuesday morning, and Abbeville was reached early in the afternoon. Met By Xewberry Cars. Newberry's pilot cars, which went to Greenwood on Monday, went over to Abbeville on Tuesday with the Green*ood cars, some twelve ort fif teen in number, and awaited the ar rival of the scout ears' Abbeville. Upon the arrival of the Journal and Herald cars in Abbeville a -reception and luncheon was tendered the party and the trip to Greenwood began. The iroute to Greenwood was by Ver dry, a distance of about twenty-one miles, which was covered in less than an hogr. At Greenwood another elegant re ception was tendred the party before their departure for Newberry. Start for Newberry. The start for Newberry was made from the Oregon Hotel shortly before five o'clock, but it was five o'clock before the cars had taken the places which had been selected for them in the line and were fairly under way. Mr. W. C. Waldrop was in the lead, accompained by Capt. W. S. Lang ford, in Capt. Langford's speedy Ford roadster. Next in line was Mr. Z. F. Wright's White Steamer, driven by Messrs. W. C. Moran and R. Herman Wright, accompanied by Capt. F. S. Evans, of G-reenwood, Supervisor Feagle, of Newberry, and Mr. Jno. K. Aull, of N? wberry. The WVhite Steamer was followed by the Atlanta Journal's big Oldsmo bile, driven by its owner, Henry J. Lamar, of Macon. In this car were Major John S. Cohen, managing ed itor of the Journal; Dr. W. G. Lee, of SMacon, and WV. Inman Gray, son of Mr. James R. Gray, editor and gener al manager of the Journal. With the Journal party was Mr. Will Gardner, of the Greenwood Journal. The Oldsmobile was followed by the New York Herald's big White Steam er. driven by- Bob Lambert. In this car were Hamilton Peltz, of the New York Herald; Nathan Lasarnick, of ficial photographer; and E. W. Gans, manager of the W,bite Steamer's; southern branch. Accompanying the Her'ald party was Mr. E. H. Aull, of The Herald and News. Dr. F. D). Mow2r and Dr. WV. E.I Pelham. Jr.. had come to Newberry early Tuseday morning, preceding the party in Dr. Mower's ear, over the route which had been selected to Newberry. The Route. The route to Cross Hill. via the steel bridge over Saluda river and Harris Springs, was taken. With Wald<rop in the lead. his sped wvas maintained wherever the roads were good. (Cross Hill was reached at 6.05, and the cars branched off towards Newberry county. The roads from Greenwoo>d to Cross Hill were in very good condition. Work had been done by the county authorities especially for this trip. and at points work was still being1 done by the convicts. The road from Cross Hill into New-1 berry county was rough in lac~es. but there were several good stretches of road where good speed was main t:ined. The party proceeded with ou incident by Longtshore, expecting: to reach Newberry at 7.30 o'clock. On this side of Longshore, however, a thresher had broken down on one of the sniall bridges, and it was im possible to pass it. The machines backed up the hill, and going around )v Mr. David Pitts', got into the road leading into Newberry by the Spear man place. Considerable delay had been experienced on account of the stop and detour.. Reception In Newberry. At Newberry on Tuesday night, af ter their arduous work in sending long dispatches to the New York and Atlanta papers, the party were ten dered a reception and, spread at the Elk's club, which was thoroughly en joyed. On Wednesday morning, just as the city bell was striking nine o'clock, the start was made to Columbia, Dr. 0. B. Mayer, president of the chamber of commerce, leading in Mr. C. E. Summer's Ford touring car, with Mr. Waldrop at the wheel. Dr. Maye:r proceeded only as far as Piosperity. The party was piloted on from Pros perity by the Columbia State's White Steamer, which came to Newberry on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. E. H. Aull accompained the Atlanta Journal party as far as Columbia. Columbia was reached at 12.40, where a stop was made before proceeding on the way to Camden. The night was spent in Camden on Wednesday night. What They Say Of The Roads. Major Cohen, managing editor of the Atlanta Journal, was asked by The Herald and News what he thought of the roads in this section. In re-. ply he said that he could not say that they were good. What the . party wanted to be satisfied of, he said, more than they desired to find good roads now. was that if this route should be selected, the .counties and the cities would co-operate in the making of good roads. The roads through this- section, he said, were no worse than the others which the party had encountered. He said he had no idea, now, of course, what route would be selected, but that there were a number of elements which would enter into a final determina tion of the best route. He seemed, owever, to stress more than anything lse, willingness on the part of the aounties and cities to co-operate in making good roads should the route be selected through them. He and all his party were very much pleased with the interest shown by Newberry. A Pleasant incident. . A pleasant incident in connection with the stay of the party in New berry was the presentation to them by Dr. 0. B. Mayer, president of 'the *ewberry chamber of commerce, of an Indian hatchet, which had been in Dr. Mayer's family for many years. Ihis stone hatchet was given the cars as a mascot. It was used many years ago, said Dr. Mayer, by the Cherokee [ndians in blazing their pathways throughi the forests, and it was ap-I propriate as a mascot for the "path Tmders.'' The hatchet was tied to the ront of the Journial's big Oldsmo bile. Good Driving. . Bob Lambert, at the wheel of the Herald 's White Steamer, and Lamar, t the wheel of the Journal's big Olds obile, are among the country's best automobile drivers. Their machines are of immense power. and the wheels ,f the Oldsmobile are considerably larger than those of the ordinary car, .nabling it to maintain a high rate of peed without apparent effort. The [erald's White Steamer also has big weels. The Newberry pilot cars. h!owever, kept them busy on the run from Greenwood to Newberry. Wal drop shoved Capt. Langford's Ford roadster ahead at a speed which it was no child 's play to maintain, and Wight and Moran proved themselves skillful exnerts in the management of the Newberry White Steamer. The New Yo.rk and the A>tlanta people were very complimentary to the New berry drivers. saying they were among the best they had encountered anywhere on their scouting tour. Newberry's Chances. of Securing Route. Taking all thling?s into consideration the capital-to-capital route seems at present to be most generally favored. and it is on this route that Newberry has been seeking a place. She has been sucessful in getting the scouts to take this route on their return to Ne ork.n notwithstanding the nper sistent efforts of Columbia to bring tlie:ti 1i-om Atlanta 1o Columbia by Au. u s t a. If the capital route is selected, it i. entirely probable that Newberry's chances of getting the route through here instead of by Augusta, will be determined largely by the kind of as surances made by Newberry and Greenwood and the other towns and (ounties which would be touched, as to their willingness to co-operate in putting in good condition the roads which would be traversed. The idea is not so much to find the best roads, but to select the best route, taking all things into consideration, and then to make it a good, permanent high way. No movement in recent years has created such an interest in good roads. It is up to Newberry to continue to keep in touch with the movement and to continue to do her part towards getting the great highway finally lo cated through Newberry. Following is the special dispatch sent out from Newberry on Tuesday night to the New York and Atlanta papers, written by the scouting party. It is the story of their trip to New berry in their own words: Newberry, S. C., June 16.-After a run of one hundred and fifteen and three tenths miles the companion scout cars of the New York Herald and the Atlanta Journal arrived in Newberry at fifteen minutes past eight o'clock last night afteir a day's running whie:h was made notable by the extensive escorts attending the scouts, fr>m town to town; by the proffered hospitality so generous as almost to impede progress, and by one or two peculiar obstacles of a differ ent character. The big White Steamer with the New York men and the huge Oldsmo bile with her "locomotive like'" wheels carrying the Atlanta men, had brought their passengers to within five miles of Newberry, which ha,d been decided upon as the stopping place for -the night. The menace of flashing lightning was threatening through the dark lowering clouds that made a premature twilight and the reat automobiles were bowling along at a good clip with a half dozen cars as their escort in .the ;1ope of reach ing shelter before the storm broke. As they swung around a curve to ward a little (wooden bridge spanning one of the many streams which cob web this section of South Carolina, a warning arm was raised in the first ear and emergency breees were ap plied. A Formidable Obstruction. Directly ahead loomed the outline of a gigantic thrashing machine. It 'ad reached a point midway the bridge and had there broken down iopelessly blocking the bridge and the roadway into Newbeniry. A party of men were busy with evers avd. great timbers trying to 'j.ack'' the great machine and move t out of the way. Out of their cars the scouts tumbled offering the aid f their own tiny "jacks'' and broad shoulders but some of 'the countary experts "allowed'' that the job might Lake all night or it might take an our. After a glance at -the situa tion the scouts concluded that the, all night hypothesis would be the, most plausible. There a survey was made f the adjoining field in the hope that a~ detour might be made and the stream forded below the. blockaded bridge. But the fields were planted with cotton and the soil softened b recent heavy rains could not sus tai the weight of the 5.000! pound1( machines. The only practical solution in order that the scouts might enjoy the ban ruet awaiting them as the guests of Newberry board of trade, was to re trace several miles of the journey just made and thus connect with a different road leading into the city. A Five-Mile Detour. So the entire line of automobile had to back up the narrow road until a place was found wide enoughi which to turn them. Atfer a detour which added five miles to the day's record on1 the odomete?r the scout cars a::d their escorts with their shrill too'i;i ad theo people eKeern g npulled uin 'n front of .the Newberry hotel. In:d. the demonstrations of enthusi.um in all t'is,) reached through which t'; e.outs nuaSed was5 one of the strik Upon leaving Elberton, Ga., at 9.45 half the population of the town swarmed about the ears. shaking hands with the scouts, and jist be fore they took the road again two large American iags were b'.oughr out and presented one to each ear. On the White Steamer the flag was effeetively adjusted over the great hood of the radiator, while the boys from Atlanta rigged their flag jaunz ily above the toneau of Mr. Lamar' big Oldsmobile, so that it fluttered and whipped out saucily in the breeze as the cars, amid a parting cheer. dashed away for the Savannai river, and the South Carolina line. Elbert's Thoughtful Work. No sooner were the tourists out of town than they realized that te good folk of Elbert county, instead of strewing their path with flowers, had done what was far better in the in terest of good roads. They had sent out the farmers of the county to patch with fresh earth all the treadherous holes and washed out hollows which beset the scouts on the path they had selected. This did much to smoota the roads, otherwise'rough and difi cult down to Tucker's Ferry, where the Savannah river is crossed on a primitive float, operated by a troiley slung from a cable spanning the stream, while the swift flowirg ea rent of the Savannah striking the flo,.t at an anglp, supplies a natural motive power. The ferry was reached at ten minutes before 11 o'clock. The ap proaches, though recently overflowed and badly washed out, had been ad mirably repaired by a large force of men especially for the scouts. An Old Time Ferry. The Oldsmobile moved quietly dowu the slope to the riveir brink and safely into the float, not without mis givings, as the fragile craft had never before carried so heavy a car. As the Atlanta boys moved out into the muddy current with their machine, their New York comrades on the Georgia bank joined them in a cheer, and for the last time on Georgia soil raised their voices in their favor ite song, "In Dear Old Georgia." It required fifteen minutes for the fenry to make one round trip. The Herald's White Steamer promptly followed the "Olds" with out mishap, and on the South Carolina shore again, piloted by a numerous escort, they elimbed the steep bank at ten minutes before noon and start ed for Lowndesville, S. C., over roads that were drying up from the recent rains, but were rough and lumpy in many places. Lunch at Abbeville. Abbeville, S. C., was reached at alf past one o'clock. There the, cars ran into the public squaire, amid the heers of .hundreds of the townfolk, men and women, who overwhelmed them witFh courtisies and hospitality. n the town hall a generous luncheon was served, and during the hour. which was as much time as the good roads' hampions could spare in Abbeville, the deep interest of its people in the subject of good roads and the prospec ive national highway from New York o Atlanta was evidenced by the undreds of questions they asked, ard which the scouts tried to answer. As the party entered Abbeville members of the escorting delegatien pointed out with pride the fine old olonial mansion, known as the Burt ouse. It was in one of its spacious rooms that Jefferson Davis and his associates held the last meeting of the cabinet of the Confederate State; overnment. Mr. Davis had been rced to leave Richmond, and was in flight soutivard attemp)tinlg to reach Georgia. His capture by a de tail of Federal cavalry occurred only a few days later. Abbeville citizens also showed en )ecial pride in explaining to their friends from the north that their town was the real c>radle of the seces sion movement in the south. Reception at Greenwood. Bound for Greenwood and attended b one of the largest cavaleades of Georting automobiles seen since leav in Atlanta, the good roads scouts left Abbeville at forty minutes past two. Greenwood was reached ot three-forty in a fine run of just oneQ hour. over fairly good sandy roads. As the ears aproached the Hotel Oregon. in Greenwood. they received one of the most demonstrative we1 comes yet encountered. The whole p,at.on eeme to have swayed out into the street to reveive them at the appointed hour of their arrival. So pressing were the throngs in their hearty welcome that it was difficult for the committee in charge_to es cort the dusty tourists into the par lor of the hotel. There the scouts stood in line, and for ten minutes they held a reception while the prin cipal citizens were presented to them in turn. .Meantime a fine banquet had been prepared in the dining room. Captain F. S. Evans presided at the head of the board with Major John S. Cohen, of The Journal on the right. Several courses were served and when cigars were lighted the scouts gave three cheers for Greenwood and Capt. Ev ans responded for the New York Her ald and The Atlanta Journal. Convicts in Autos. Leaving Greenwood at forty-five minutes past four, the scouts depart ed with many mutual exchanges of good wishes. Again they found that special work upon the roads had been done in anticipation of their coming. Earlier in the day fifteen convicts un der a foreman had been sent out from Greenwood in a White Steamer and other automobiles at every point along the road up to the county line where had holes or washout ap peared the convicts in their striped garbs and shackled legs tumbled out of the automobiles in which all of them were riding for the first time in their lives and got to work with pick and shovel mending the imper fections in the roadway. One of these convict bands was photographed while at work and from that point the run into Newberry was good except. for the blockade at the bridge already described. Despite the detour the hospitable shelter of Newberry was reached before the storm broke serious over the scouts' devoted heads and they had finished one day entirely without a wetting. Many in Escort Party. . The Journal-Herald scout cars were escorted from Elberton, Ga., to Ab beville, S. C., by the following: Co lumbia car, driven by H. B. Sparks, J. A. Cauthen, Col. T. J. Brown, so licitor-general. S. M. Haley, sheriff, rode in The Journal car and acted as pilot to Tucker's Fenry; in a Rembler were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McCall. At Lowndesville the party was en thusiastically greeted by Mayor E. J. Huckabee and other prominent farm ers of Abbeville. The scouts were met at the river by the following citizens of Abbeville: Dr. C. C. Gamb,rell; W. H. Harris in Ford; J. W. McKee and Albert Har ris in Maxwell, Dr. P. B. Speed, Ow ing Speed, F. E. .Cothran and Wade Harrison_. T.hejeception committee who entertained the scouts at Ab beville consisted of Dr. G. A. Neuffer, J. R. Glenn, W. H. White, W. W. Barnwell, H. S. Link, L. L. Miller, J. L. Perrin, M. B. Reese, W. R. Brad ley, James Chalmes, W. D. Wilson. The following cars and occupants came to Abbeville from Greenwood to meet The Journal-Herald party.. at Abbeville: Ford, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Chipley, Mayor Kenneth Baker, G. W. Gardner, Jr., Russell Lawson; Ford, W. C. Harrison, member of legisla ture; F. C. Cothran, T. C. Burnett; Ford, B. F. McKellar, Jr., Peter Mc Kellar, H. C. Smith, J. P. Abney; Maxwell, W. P. Durst, T. M. Airring ton; Franklin, A. F. McKissiek, F. B. Cobb. Ellison McKissiek; Ford, Clyde Kellar, Eugene Arnold; Ford, P. W. McClure and family, from Greenwood escorts. As the party was returning from Abbeville the following from Gr'een wood met the scouts a few miles from the city; Rambler, J. T. Simmons, W. A. Williams, C. W. G-arrett. H. G. Hz'-tzog: Maxwell, Dr. J. C. Harper, A. S. Hartzog; Rambler, J. K. Durst, J. C. Self. A. Rosenberg, J. S. Bailey; International, Winfield Thorne, J. T. Crvmes. G. W. Gardner, Jr.. acted as pilot in Journal car. Large crowds of enthusiastic cit! 70eus met the party as they entered3 the progressive city of Greenwood. They were escorted to the Oregon H' ri-l bw Colonel F. S. Evans, Mayor K. Baker and others where a ;ump uus dhiner was served t.o the fol 1 -ing: Mayor K. Baker, E. L. Richardson, former member "f the; legislature; Colonel F. S. Evans, F. B. rir H. G. Hartzog. A. Rosenbeg, J. B. Park, R. P. Blake, W. C. Har rison, member of legislature; Colonel E. H. Aull, editor Newberry Herald and News; J. S. Bailey, A. F, Me Kissick, C. A. C. Waller, state senz tor; Winfred Thorne, Dr. Washing ton, L. I. Feagle, G. W. Gaxdner, Jr., J. I. Chipley. Newberry is - Enthusiastic. Newberry is very enthusiastic in regard to the proposed highway. The following delegation came to Green wood to meet the scouts and ac compained them to Newberry: Ford Roadster, Messrs. W. -C. Wal drop, W. S. Langford, KcHardy Mower and Dr. F. D. Mower and W. E. Pelham, Jr.; White Steamer, Mes srs. R. H. Wright, W. C. Moran, L. I. Feagle and E. H. Aull. In the Journal ear, G. W. Gardner, Jr., acted as pilot to Newberry and Colonel E. H. Aull rode in the Herald Car. Arriving at Newberry, the White steamer pilot ear of the Columbia State, under the direction of Ward H. Mills, a member of the State staf, and driven by E. A. Jenkins, togeth er with Mr. M. C. Heath and George L. Cannon, met The Journal-Herald party. Today's run will include Co lumbia, the second of the capitals on the capital-to-capital route and prob ably Camden. SGOUT CARS AT CAMDEN. Occupants of the Atlant!&-New York Machines Get a Drenching. Camden, June 16.-The Atlanta Journal-New York Herald scout ears arrived here this evening at 8:10. Mr. Clarence Rawles, of Columbia, came as pilot for the "pull for good roads" party. All in the party were thoroughly drenched, for the rain fell in tobrents. In approaching 1he Wateree river they found some difficulty, owing to the condition of the road. They were detained there for. over an hour. This road was badly washed up by the Au gust floods last year and again re cently by the high water. Supervisor West had some repairs made specially for the scout ears, but the heavy raina interfered. - The party came in, however, in fine spirits and are being entertained to night at the Simmons hotel. Despite the downpour a lairge number of our citizens in automobiles met them at the river and escorted, them to the hotel, and a still larger number lined' the streets anxiously awaiting their coming and tg give them a- welcome. Our people were disappointed on ae eount of the weather, but aire deter ed to maike it -pleasant for theirpc~ests during their stay in. Camden. Mr. Duke and party from Cheraw are here to pilot them to Rockingham tomorrow. The Cars at Columbia. Columbia, June 16.-The New York Herald and the Atlanta Journal scout ears rolled in at 12:30 this afternoon and were entertained in Columbia for a while, leaving for Camden at 3 o 'clock. A contingent of Columbia ears accompanied the visitors to this eity, having gone out a few miles to mfeet them. The chamber of com :reand the, Automobile club of this eity were represented. T-he Oldsmobile was - driven by its >wner, Mr. H. J. Lamar, of Macon, Ja., who has made the trip half the way from Atlanta to New York and back to Atlanta. and is now driving through to New York. With him in te ear were Major John S. Cohen, managing editor of the Atlanta Jour ial; Mr. Inman Giray, son of Editor James R. Gray, of the Journal; Dr. Lee, of Macon. and Mr. E. H. Aull, editor of the 'Newberry Herald and News. and president of the South. Carolaina Press association, who has inade the trip from Abbeville to Co umbia in this car. The White Steamer, driven by the reliable Bob Lambert, contained Mr. Hamilton Peltz, of the New York Herald; Mr. E. W. Gans, Southern manager of the White Steamer com pany, and Mr. N, Lazarniek, a New York photog-rapher. All of these scouts were dressed in khaki 'and their ears are well equipped for the long trip. The party~ was entertained. at lun heon at the R.idgewood elab, leaving with an scort of automobiles.