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Officers Chosen for Ensuing Year.
Georgetown Place of Next Con
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
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,
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Milling,
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S.
B. Aull; Newberry.
Registrar, Mrs. C. E. Graham,
Recorder of Crosses, Mrs. Fowler;
Auditor, Mrs. Lucy Thompson. Ab
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
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
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
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
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
"'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.
"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.
,amething of His Work.-One of the
Aost Pleasant Years of a Long
?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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The press speaks 'highly of 'this
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.

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