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VOL XLVI NO. 94 "NEWBERRY S. U.. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1909 TWICE A WEEK.$1.50 A YEAR
AUGHTERS OF CONFEDIERACY1 Officers Chosen for Ensuing Year. Georgetown Place of Next Con vention. The South .Carolina Division, Unit ea Daughters of the Confederacy on Friday morning elected the follow ing officers for the ensuing year: Presideri, Mrs. August Kohn, Co lumbia. 1st Vice-pres.dent, Mrs. J. W. Doar, Georgetou n. 2nd Vice-presiulnt, Miss Emily Graham. Chester. 3rd Vice-president, Mrs. D. B. Alexander, Greenwood. 4th Vice-president, Mrs. Burch, Florence. Recording Secretary, Mrs. Milling, Darlington. Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S. B. Aull; Newberry. Registrar, Mrs. C. E. Graham, Greenville. Recorder of Crosses, Mrs. Fowler; Yorkville. Auditor, Mrs. Lucy Thompson. Ab beville. Geoietown was chosen as the place of next convention. Charles ton, Aiken and Georgetownii were placed in nomination, and there was. a 'spirited contest. The invitations of each of the cities was warmly ex tended and strongly pressed. The convention concluded the bus iness before it, and adjourned short ly before two o'clock on Friday af ternoon. The session was a very busy one, several important matters and a great deal of roatine business -oming_ up for consideration. Following the Irecommendation of Mrs. President Wright, the State! was divided into four districts, over eeach of which one of the vice pres idents shall have eoptrol, under the president. The division was made according to geographical lines and each of the vice presidents was cho sen froi the district over which she: will have control. The first district is composed of the counties of Oconet, Greenville, Spartanburg, Abbeville, Uion, Pick-' ens, Anderson, - Laurens, Cherokee, -Greenwood. The vice president from this district is MrsI Alexander. The second district is composed of the counties of Newberry, York, Chester, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Marl boro, Lancaster, Fairfield, Darling-. ton, Lee. The vice presidenat from: this district is Miss Grahamn. s The third district is composed of the counties of Marion, Sumter, Flor-; enee, Horry, Saluda, Edgefield, Barn-. well, Lexington, Williamsburg, R.ieh and, Clarendon. The vice president from this district is Mrs. Burch. The fourth district is composed of the counties of Aiken, Calhoun, Bam berg, Orangeburg, Hampton, Beau fort, Colleton, Berkeleey, Charles ton, Dorchekter and Gecogetown The vice president from this district is Mr-s. Doar.. In regard to the $1,100 on hand which was raised for the furnishing of rooms in the Confederate Home, as t:, the disposition of which, as was stated in the last issue of The Herald and News, there was consid erable discussion, the rooms in the Confederate Home having already been furnished, the following reso luti'on, offered by Miss Alice Earle, of Columbia, was adopted: "That action on the matter be left until after the meeting of the Legis lature; that a committee be ap pointed to look into this matter, and that they will act in conjunction with the executive committee of this di vision. and that each district shall be represented on the committee..'" A resolution introduced by Mrs. Fred Cullom, of Batesburg, was adopted to the effect that the South Carolina Division shall honor a re united country by rising whenever .the "Star Spangled Banner'' is ren dered. Miss Mary McMichael, of 'Orange burg, offered a suggestion as to en dowing the scholarship established n Winthrop college, asking that the suarestion be considered until the iext convention of the Division. Her suggestion was to the effect that if each ebapter should contribute $30. $L700 would be raised, whieh, if in vested at six per cent., would support the scholarship. A scholarship was .tals in the South Carolina University at Thursday 's session. A number of reports were received, all of which showed encouraging progress in the various departments, of work undertaken by the Division. The following resolutions of thanks were unanimously adopted by a rising vote: The committee on Resolutions re spectfully simbits the following: Resolved, That the unanimous thanks of this convention are hereby tendered the Drayton Rutherford' chapter. of Newberry, for ifs gra eious hospitality and untiring eour tesy in o.ir entertainment. Also. to the Calvin Crozier chapter for it; able assistance. Resolved. That a vote of th--ks be extended to the musicians, who add ed so greatly to the pleasure of the convention. Resolved, That we thank the News and Courier for the copies of the paper sent us, and Mr. E. H. 1 Aull for the accurate report of the sessions. Resolved. That a vote of thanks be tendered Mr. Mayes and all mer- i chants for thoughtful kindness. Resolved, That the convention ex- E tends heartfelt thanks to the citi- I zens of Newberry for individual and a universal- courtesies shown us while in their town. Resolved, That a vote of thanks be t extended our efficient officers for E their untiring zeal and faithful ser vices. Respectfully submitted, Mrs. W. Moulti,e Gourdin. Miss Clara Sawyer. Mrs. R. T. Long. Mrs. S. C Sarratt. Mrs. P. B. Kennedy. The New President. It will be interesting, in connee tion with the election of Mrs. Au gust Kohn, of Columbia, to the po sition of president of the South Carolina division. of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, to call attention to the war services of her I immediate family. Mrs. Kohn's selection is perhaps based largely on her excellent work for the State division, but in addi tion her people saw active service. ( She was Miss Irene Goldsmith, of ' Charleston, before her marriage and f besides the services of her father and grandfather, three of her uncles t were killed in the Confederate ser- I vice-two Goldsmiths and one Hl- a zeim, her mother's brother. Three of the Goldsmith brothers enlisted for service, two died in service and the third brother is the father of the I newly-elected president of the State i division. On Mrs. -Kohn 's mother's c side a brother died from wounds. Un- I les, by marriage, cousins and cal- I lateral kin were numerous in the ser- C vice of the Confederacy. I Dr. E.lzas who confines himself to facts and no rhetoric in his "His- I tory of the Jews of South Carolina'' t has these references to the Gold- a smith brothers in his chapter on the s Confederacy: "'A. A. Goldsmith: Entered State a service, April 15, 1865, in Rifle regi un.Confederate service, withi r Brok's Guards. Kershaw regiment f (Second) promoted to second ser-d ~eant in 1862. Fought at First Ma- I itWilliamsburg, Sharpsburg andb nyother battles. Wounded at )a harpsburg. c "Isaac P. Goldsmith, Willington Rangers. For resolutions on hisb eath by the Willington Rangers,p see The Courier, August 19, 1862. See s >bituary notice, August 25, 1862. j "Michael Myers Goldsmith: First lieutenant Georgia reserves, volun- a eered in the Charleston Zouaves in b 1860 (age. 17) and then in the Wil- a ington Rangers. He was killed ac- S tidentally, near Macon, Ga., August 0 864. At the time of his death he was engaged in organizing a compa iy for the 27th battalion of Georgia. \olnteers. "Alexander M. Hilzeim (mother's >rother) "died from wounds receiv A at Kennesaw mountain, Georgia.'' I Mr. A. A. Goldsmith during .his 3 ife time was an active member of amp Sumter in Charleston. t Mrs. Kohn marriedi the son of Mr. s heodorre Kohn. of Orangeburg. E When the first troops went to Char eston, Mr. Theodore Kohn went as a zerved throughout the war with this ,ommand and went with it to Ha. zood's brigade to Tirginia. Mr. :ohn was wounded at Drurys' Bluff. THE REV. D. P. BOYD. ,amething of His Work.-One of the Aost Pleasant Years of a Long Ministry. ?Kinards, S. C., Dec. 3, 1909. Mr. Editor:-As my Conference .:r has well nigh come to a close, liave thought it might be of inter to some of the readers of the oaity papers to mention some ;dngs that pertain to this- special ..rge, as well as other matters. This has been one of the most l1easant years of my ministry. of wenly-seven years. For thirty ears this charge has been aided nore or less by the domestic mission >oard, but at the last annual confer mnee Sardis church was put into this vork-which greatly strengthened ur- hands-and by their help we vere able to relieve the board of mis ions from further aid. The stewards, xteea in number, are big-hearted, iberal men, and provide well for the upport of their pastor, and they tave' paid every dollar for this and very dollar for the benevolences of he church that was asked for, with nice surplus for the pastor. Now s this not fine? Kinards circuit was for many years dreaded appointment for some of he preachers; more because- of the ilapidated. parsonage, and, too, it as considered a sickly place. Now Fe have a splendid parsonage with lice frniture, new out buildings, ad as healthy a community as any, viti kind neighbors, and in fact, any things that satisfy. I would not write- so -many niee hings, but they will not come out ntil Friday, and the fellows who . have to move at conference, will tot see them, and I may have the 'easure of returning to finish up my uadrennium, and if so it will be he first time in the history of the ircuit it has been done. We have had revivals at all of the hurches. More than forty have been dded to our church roll. We have our Simday schools in working or L-er, and are doing well. We have wo weekly prayer meetings in com aunnities.' We have not only raised .llof our missionary assessment, but iave given $50.00 for special mis ionary work in Central America. Our people are in good heart. They ave realized about as .many dollars or crops as formerly, although the rops are short. Corn was fine in any places. And the fat hogs. y! I have my eye on some of those ountry cured hams. I have spoken 'or some to buy, and well-. r-ain is looking fine. There is a at of wheat planted. I am told that he Smith Mercantile ,Co., at Kin rs, have sold over 1,100 bushels of eed wheat this fall, and I hope the' eed will produce well an~d they will rind a lot of wheat next summer. There are quite a number of oves bei-ng made among our white riends, and more to follAv. Wed ing bells are heard in the distance, d this is encouraging to the reachers. If a few of our young achelors would followv the example nd get married, it would help the ommunitv. I think .the prospects are 'ood for 'some of our friends, both achelors and widowers-if they can ersuade some of the ladies to leave ingle-blessedness and share the leaures of a pleasant home. Please don 't tell Dr. Wolling bout the prospects of hams, back ones, spare-ribs, puddings and sau age; for he ''loves 'e'' and be-i ides he has been up here ''A-spying ut de land.'' Excuse length. Yours truly, D. P. Boyd. eath of Mrs. Amandla Bickley. Mrs. Anm"th Bickley died in West nd at the home of her son-in-law, fr. Rister, on Sunday afternoon, ud was buried in West End ceme erv vesterday afternoon. She was itv-one years old and a member of; t. Jacobs Lutheran church in Lex wton county. The funeral services were conduct-I d y Rev. .Jas. D. Shealy. C., C. AND 0. WINS rIIGHT. I Difficulty Removed by Changing of Name of S." and W.-Amended Charter Is Granted. Columbia, Dec. 4.-The operation of trains into Spartanburg over the line of the new Carolina and Clinch field and Ohio Railroad of South Carolina tomorrow, the granting of the amended charter for the South and Western Railway by the Secre tary of State to-day. and the ac ceptance by the railroad commission of a tariff for the Carolina, Clinch field and Ohio are the latest devel opments in the now famous charter fight -for South Carolina's acquisi tion of the big trunk line and coal bearing system from the Middle West. In these annoncements are con tained refutations of the rumors that have gone abroad to. the effect that with the refusal ot the Supreme Court to declare the recent Act of the Legislaure constitutional, the Carolina, Clinchfield and 'Ohio Road would be lost to this State. Now that the traffic arrangeinents are complete, there is nothing to hinder the road from building further into South Carolina .and that the sea coast is the final goal of this line is not doubted by those in touch with the situaton. Method of Arrangement. The Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio enters South Carolina because the name of the South and Western was, changed this morning through the offie- of the Secretary of State. The South and Western is comparatively a new line and is. said, to be owned by the same men who control the Carolina, Clinehfield and Ohio. The South and Western has eighteen mmiles in this State which, of course, is the same mileage as the new Car olina, Clnehfield and Ohio will have. There have been no trains operated on the South and Western, but a charter was secured last year. It is customary for oads on occasion to secure charters even before the building of the road is completed. This was the case with the South & Western, which road is- now practi cally absorbed in this State by the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio, this being the effect of the change in name.I Attorney W. H. Lyles, of this city, who had led in the charter fight in the Courts, stated this morning that trains would be operated over the line of the C., C. & 0. as forecast in the News and Courier a few days ago. The statement from Mr. Lyles is au thoritative, coming from him as rep resenting the stockholders and offi ers of the company. A few days ago Attorney James Byrne, of New York, counsel for the road, made the announcement that the road would seek a charter by another route, fol lowing the action of the State Su preme Court, and this promise has been carried out' by the road, as is1 seen to-day when the arrangements are perfected for the domestication of the line. SUCCESSOR NOT CHOSEN. Clemson Trustees Meet, But Fail to Elect President. Clemson College, Dec. 3.-The committee appointed to recommend a president not being ready to make a full report, the election of a pres ident was postponed. Col. M. B. Hardin, chairman of the faculty, was elected acting president to Lake charge of the college when Dr. Mell] retires on January 1. He is to re eive the salary of the president so long as he acts as uch. He ha au thority to appoint the associate pro fessor of chemistry as acting head of the chemical department. Prof. W. R. Perkins, of the Mississippi A. I and M. college, was elected director of the Agricul'tural Departmne'i. Prof. Ricks, of the same institutimn, was elected assistant professc'r of1 agriculture. Prof. Hardin Declined. Prof. Hardin deelinied to act as president, andl Prof. W. M. Riggzs, of the faculty. wa~s chosen to act until a president is chosen and the comn mite to se le+t a man was continued. $10,000 VERDICT AGANIST MILT "Black List" Case Tried at Colum bia Won by Plaintif. Columbia, Dec. 3.--The unusaal case of Rhodes against the Granby Mills resulted in a verdict of $10, 000 in favor of the plaintiff, 0. M. Rhod-es. The amount sued for was I $15,000. The case has been running I in the Richland Court several days and has attracted much attention throughout mill circles. It will be I known as the "black list" case. The plaintiff claims that he was put on the black list following a strike inl' 1907. Mr. William Henry Parker, of Charleston, was .an attorney for the defendant company. Should the Su preme Court uphold the verdict of the lower court the case will perhaps be an epoch-maker in jurispradence in the South, this being the first ease of its kind in the South so far as is known. The plaintiff claims that after his name was posted as'a striker and as such furnished to other corporation, he applied for work at another mill and could not obtain employment. He charges the mills with coiispiracy in giving the names of strikers and that he himself was injured thereby. The mills claimed that if any action com plained of in the case were done it* was purely to protect its interests. Judge Memminger made' an admi- - able charge to the jury, setting forth the legal points involved in the casih which reaehed. the jury late this af ternoon, a verdiet being returned iM. ] about two hours. The W eaeofSagraa. Editor Kerald and ,.ews:-Whered on this beautiful green earth ean be found & better set of Christian wo-1 men thair those oL-Smyrnaf. Their bright countenances and smiling fa ces irrdicate' peace and happiness such as only that class of women can possess. The old time carelessness has * passed into oblivion and the progress that is seldom equalled in rural life is plai:Aly manifested in every hand, which is mjade attractive and pleas ant, so thr: the young people may be'1 contented and happy. Once a month these good ladies , have a.,social gathering at the home of one of them, wthere they meet and discuss topics of every good and perfect kind known to a well culti vated mind. Such a gathering was held at Mrs. J. H. 0happell's'on last Friday. Early in the morning Mrs. Chappell was very busy in the kitch en preparing nice things for , the Smyrna ladies who she knew were coming that evening at. 2 o'clock, while.-the~ two Missess Chappell were busying themselves trying to make th'e home look attractive. Promptly at the appointed hour the buggies began to roll in. The old man and his two energetic sons stood ready to take the ladies' horses. In a very short time after C the appointed hour for them ~to r gather all of the lower part of Smyr t na community had assembled in thej S parlor. The writer, being much interested as to what they were going to do, ~ gave a listening ear and a watchiful d eye to their proceedings. Miss Mary Longshore opened 'her Bible and read a a very instructive chapter. Mrs. Ella I Boozer presided *with 'dignity at the j rgan and all joined in a familiar s bymn, and then they discussed the c general business of the society, and g [ soon le5rned that they had paid c bhe preacher's salary, that they had given to foreign a,pd home missions, e that they had given to the orphan some and had money left. The live- t: iest discussion that arose was as to ta vhat to do with the money they had b eft. They finally -decided to put it v n the bank until some charitable a 3ause presented itself.'t Indeed it was a very interesting 'I neeting.a Mrs. Chappell then invited them e n the dining room, where she served u hem bountifully wit.h nice thi-ngs, a :00 many to mention. h All seemed to enjoy the day and I f want to .eay that these good women were so go.od that I did not hear one word of1 critiehSm about a nybody org my tlyug. They did not even meA- p :ion how Mliss So-and-So was dress- t dais Sunay,_ or what kind of t >lume she wore on her hat or ho* digh the heels of her shoes were, but hey spoke pleasantly of everybody tnd everything, and it seemed that -eally they had met for good and I tr, sure that great good will be the esult of such meetings. If all the people in the rural dis xiets would work in perfect .har nony like these people are' doing here would be less anxiety about roung people moving to town. Really here seems to be a sentiment for )eople to move back to the country. vVith daily mail and the indispens ible telephone, I think. the country in ideal place to live. Well, the meeting adjourned to neet the last Friday in this year at Nrs. Vernon Wilson's. God be ith them till they meet again. Neighbor. Death of Mrs. Emma Wilson. Mrs. Emma Wilson died at her iome in College. street last Friday ifternoon.' She had been in declin ng health for some tie, but her leath was sudden and unexpected ind a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of obert and Nancy Bowers Maffett, f tiis county. She was born on Tune 4th, 1844, 1 and was, therefore, n her 66th year. On November 7, [867, she was married to Capt. John ,aldwell Wilson, who died about 1ree years ago. Mrs. Wilson is survived by sevem Ihildren: Ms. J. D. Davenport, Mi Ila Wilson, Mr. B. B. Wdsow. , eHenry- Wilson1 of Newberry Ii ). H. Judy, of Oragebmran& E;bako_ Celyi of Gewnille,., alh.A. Vhom were present, a& the funenk, Mrs. Wilson was a life-long mem er of the Associate Reformed e kyteriai.ehumd. The funeral services were concuTt d by her former pastor, Dr. D. G. hillips, of Chester, at three o'clock in Sabbath afternoon, from -the resi Ience in College street, and inter-. ent was had in Rosemont cemetery. feeting of County Farmers' Uniom. The regular monthly meeting of he County Farmers' union will be eld hext. Saturday, December 4th. [he subject for discussion is The oelamation of Worn-out Soils to be pened by Hon. Jos. L. Keitt. This s a very important and . practical iestion and we hope to have a full reeting that it may be discussed ful y. Its discussion shouhl be profit ble to every farmer in the 'county. Tlhe subject of fertilizers and mi rate of -soda will also come up for onsideration at this meeting. .J. B. 0O'Neall Holl.oway, .County Secretary. The Next Lyceum Attraction. The next Lyceum attraction is on )eeember 9th. It is the Petersora ~isters Concert Company, consisting f four young ladies, Miss LaBarr, pianist and first soprano; Miss Es her Peterson,reader, mandolinist and econd soprano; Miss Eloise Peter-, on, violinist, pia'nist and first alto; nd Miss Helen Peterson, harpist, eader and second alto. It is a splen id attra<-tion. This concert company has attained n unusually high standard, .all mem ers of which are artists. We re iee in the fact that we were able to eure this high grade attraction for ur College Lyceum course. It is a reat' drawing card on Lyceum ourses. The press speaks 'highly of 'this mpany. Apha, Ill.-The musical enter uinmen*t given by the Petersoin Sis ars Concert company, at the opera ouse was one of unusual merit. The arious numbers on the prorgam 'ere .given with a brilliancy and ar' .stic skill that charmed the audience. he soprano has an unusually sweet nd clear voice and her singing was nthusiastically applauded. M. Elo ise Peterson also proved herself an rtist on t.he violin. In fact, we have; eard nothing but words of praise er the evening's entertainment. James F. Bendernagel, in the Su ar trial, states .that the money he aid out was paid out by orders, and bat he will tell the whole truth on be stand.