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EE=O LV O 5fRY, S. 0.. FRI DAY, DEGEMBER 10, 190.9 TIEAWE.$.AYA
For 10 New
Attractive Offer For Next
News Contest==Votes k
ing The Past I+ eek
One thousand extra votes will be
given in The Herald and News con
test next week for ten new sabscrip
tions for one -year eaeh. Ten new
subscriptions, at four hundred votes
.eath, will give four thousand votes.
A thousand extra votes will make
,five thousand votes for the ten new
subscriptions. The new subscriptions
in order to take 'advantige of this
offer,must be turned into The Herald
anl News office between Monday
morning and Saturday night of next
'This gives an opportunity to the
contestants to pile up their votes by
a little exra work. It. won't -be very
hard, with the right kind of 'work,
to secure ten new subseriptions to
The Herald and News ii a week.
At six o'clock on Wednesday af
ternoon the count in the contest
Bamey Burr Leitzsey, Jr. ....8,138
Annie Laurie Lominack ... ..7,462
-Clyde Ward .....-.-.-...3,728
.John Douglass Davenport .. .3,212
-Osear Summer ......---.3,178
James Harry Summer .. .. ..1,466
Geo. A. Wright, Jr. ..----.605
E;eyward B. Ewart ...... 90
.E.; Norwood, Jr. ..- .. 522
Sue Ella Peterson ...---...- 410
Jom Tom Miller ....----.109
Herman Langford 1.... . 106
-4see Coleman ..-.--.-..-.101
jAie Mann .-.-.--.-.- ..
Mahon Smith .. 100
Claa Novice Brown ..- 100
James Spencer Wolling.-..- . 100
Mattie Glasgow Sligh .. ... 100
Pear Davis----------.. . 100
-kwill be seen that several of the
aidates have largely increased
their votes since the count announ
NGEs AGAIN IN SBS ON.
Tist Day's Business .Transacaed id
Fe Miue..--epc for
Wasington, Dee. 6.-The two;
buses of Congress convened today!
for the first regular session of the
1st Congress, but -the day's pro
ceedings were in great part of a so-!
l nature and practically no bus
Brief as was the Senate's thirteen
minute session, it w*s e4livened by
an unsuccessful effort on the part of
Senator 'Bailey to defeat the pass
age of the usual resolution that the
daily sessions begin at noon, sug
esting that the Senate should con
vene instead at 2 o'clock. Mr. Bai
ley said he woild likie to see the
enate hold night sessions in order
hat Senators might devote the day
to individual busi-ness. No objee
As offered when a similar res
olution was introduced in the House.
A joint committee was named by
both houses to wait upon the Presi
dentand to infornL him that Congrel3s
wes in session and ready for any
business he might wish to lay before
t. The President's response will
!nstitte his annual message, the
reading of which will consume prac
eally aill of tomorrow's sessions of
he House session continued forty
ute, during which W. W. Mc
e, the new Representative
t2nd Washington district,
eceeds the late Francis W.
was sworn in. The great
the session was taken' up
call. Although only 341
nded to threir names,
11 membership appeared
floor. and there were
mthat did not have
sto offer. These in
nia, for an inves
of the entire
Week In The Herald and
we Been Piling bp Dur=
And The Race Is
,ced in last Friday 's issue of The
Herald and News. The contestants
and their friends are hard at work,
and the race grows more exciting
The contest is worthy of hard work
because the prizes are handsome and
it will be no mean honor to win them
in a contest of this kind, oyen to ev
ery white boy or girl of good repute
under eighteen years of age in New
The first prize is a Browniekar,
worth $175, or.$150 in gold, the
winner having the option of choos
The second prize is a handsome
diamond ring, on exhibition at Dan
iels and Williamson's.
Third prize-Gold watch, on eK
hibiton at Daniels and WilaI.m-sons.
Fonrth prize-Gold-handle um
brella, on exhibition -B My 'co'A
Fifth prize-$10 overeaat or cloak.
In addition to these prizes. all
those working in th-c contest who do
not win any of the above pripes will
be given a commission of ten per
cent. on all money collected by them.
,.So that everybody working in, the
contest wins something.
Next week i3 going to be a big
week. Each day interest and on
thusiasm in the contest has grown,
and with the bonus of a thousand ex
tra votes for ten new subscriptions,
offered for next week, there is going
to be a piling up of votes.
The rules and all details connect
ed with the contest appear on anoth
er npe of this issue of The Herald
Mr. James L. Aull, who is in
chrgeof t$e ontest .may be seen at
The -Herald and News office at any
time, and wil be glad to give any
customs service, particularly in re
gard to sugar frauds reently
brought to light; one by Represen
tative Hitchcock, of Nebraska,~ for
the establishment of postal savings
banks; one by Representative Mann,
of 'Illinois, for Federal regulation of
the "white siave trade,'' and anoth
er by Mr. .Mann, for the free ad
mission of wood pulp, and one by
Rpesentta'e Ham-ilton, of Miehi
gan, to grant Statehood to New
Mexco and Arizona.
Mr. Editor :-I4 notice that the
Grand Jury has a.gain recommended
that the ferry at As'hford 's be dis
continued, being credilbly informed
that it was not necessary.
A petition was handed Solieitor
Cooper, signed by every citizen,
white and colored, both sides of the
river, asking that the authorities puL.
this ferry in good order, that. it was
There is also a special act in, the
statutes, empowering and requiring
Fairfield -an4 Newberry to erect and
keep a ferry" at Ashford's.
Now, I wish to know where and
by whom this grand jury is furn
ished this credibl1e information,
which causes them to assume the
power to try to override the wishes
of the people and the statutes of
this State. Come out now like men',
don't dodge longer, we want t.he
ferry andi are going to have it, or
know the true reason why.
J. S. J. Suber.
News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, Dec. 9.-Miss Annie
Singley spent a few days in New
berry last week.
3r. Ira Nates, of Columbia, has
bens spending a few days at his
Exelsior Sunday school will meet
Sunday afternoon at three o 'clock.
an improvement on his dining room.
Rev. Ray Anderson spent a few
idays with friends in this section last
week and held three services while
here. Brother Anderson has many
warm friends in this section, who
are always glad to see him and hear!
We have had nice rains this week
after a long spell of nice weather.
Grain in this section is looking nice.
Dr. R. C. Kibler, of Atlanta, Ga.,
is here spending some time with his
brother and other relatives and
Excellsior school will have a
Christmas exercise of which we will
speak a little later.
lRev. W. W. McMorries, of Bain
bridge, Ga., has been visiting friends
ir: this section this week. Rev. Mc-'
Morries formerly preached for us
here at the school building and his
visits here made him -many friends,
who are always gla;d to see him.
NEWS OF POMARIA.
Woodmen of the World Elect Offi
I cers.-Personal Mention.-Get
ting Ready for Christmas.
Pomaria, Dec. 6.-The Bethel
Sum.day school is practicing for a
Christmas tree, which will be given
on Friday evening, Dedmber 24.
There will be one also at Central
school house the evening of Decem
There are some new telephone lines
going in from the county which will
give us better connections with the
people around Pomaria.
The Bethel school is moving along
nicely under the management of
Miss Mabel Schuler.
A merry young band went out and
serenaded Mr. E. H. Koon, who was
married on last Sunday,- the 28th.
A great noise was made with va
rious circle .saws, which were beat
upon vith hammers and plows, bells,
horns and large pieces of steel, also
We are glad to state that Mr. E.
W. Sheely, who was taken to Colum
bia and operated on last week, is im
proving nicely and will be able to
come home in a few days.
Two men traveling through the
country with a large gray bear at
tracted the attentio of the people
fin Pomaria for a while Saturday
The Pomaria. Cotton Oil and Mfg.
Co. will gin on Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays only for the rest of
the ginning season.
The Southern railway is remov
ing the old rails and laying heavier
Mr. John Harris, who is. working
in Columbia spenlt Sunday in Po
maria with his mother.
Mr. Herman Potts, who holds a
prominent position ini Newberry, as
salesman for Jas. A. Minnaugh,
spent Sunday with Dr. Pinner and
Mrs. Joihn D. Sheely, Mrs. T. A.
Setzler and little Misses Sara and
Mary Rebecca have just returned1
from a trip to Aiken, Johnston,.
Ridge Springs, Augusta and Colum
M.B. C. Matthews, of Newberry,
made a flying visit to our little town t
last Wednesday on business.
Mr. "Kish'' Halfacre and sister,
Christie, spent Saturday night and t
Sunday with Mr. George W. Setz-i
The Woodmen of the World met1
on Wednesday night in, regular meet- jc
ing and elected th2 following offi- h
leers franother year: John C. Aull, 1e
council commander; Jos. W. Ale-. f
wine, advisory lieutenant; Jas. P. i
Setzler, camp clerk; Ben,j. M. Setz- r
ler, banker; Jas. L. Graham, es- r
Icort; Edw. B. Feagle, wateh.man; e
Sam' B. Berley, sentry; W. S. Seybt, t
past council commander; Drs. Z. T. r
Pinner and WV. T. Diickert, camp
Will S. Lominick, son of Mr. Pet r
Lominick met with an accident while e
hunting on Thanksgiving Day. g
While crossing~ a fence his gun was
discharged, the powder burning his
cheek and some of the load passing g
Ithrough the lobe of his right ear.t
Will is not seriously hurt but has t
to stay at home and "treat'' his
NEG1O OFFICE-HOLDERS. D
President Taft to Appoint Negroes
to Office in the North, Instead
of in the South.
Washington, Dec. 8.-That Presi
lent Taft is going to appoint North
rn negroes 'to office rather than
outhei ones is the information t
which has been pretty thoroughily h
liscussed among the politicians of 1'
Washington and elsewhere since
Booker Washington was here last
week. As a result of this policy it
is. expected that the negroes in the
South who are holding important n
>ffices will, as their terms expire, be
isplaced for the most part by u
whites, and in turn recognition will
be given to colored men in the
North. The list of colored men
bolding important offices in the
South un4er the Federal Govern- "
ment includes the. following: e
Robert Smalls, collector of cus
toms at Beaufort, S. C.; Henry A.
Rucker, collector of internal reve
nue, at Atlanta, Ga.; Joseph Lee, a
collector of internal revenue at n
Jacksonville. Fla.; Nathan' H. Alex. P
ander, register of the land office at
Montgomery, Ala.; Thomas V. Mc
Allister, receiver of public moneys
at Jackson, Miss.; Walter L. Cohen, b
register of land office at New Or- t
leans; Alexander ~ B. Kennedy, re- t
eiver of public moneys. at New Or- n
eans; John E. Bush, receiver of e
public moneys at Little Rock.
The course the President will '
take in the matter of. appointing
Dolored men is likely to be .illustra
ted in the selection of a successor y
to W. T. Vernon, register of the
treasury. Booker T. Washington a
and other colored leaders have giv- n
3n their support to J. C. Napier, of n
Tashville, for the place, but it ap
pears 4,hat the President will prob
ibly seleet a colored man from the b
Washington was in this city a
Eew days ago, and it is. said that he
protested when he learned that
teither Vernon nor Ra,.ph Tyler, the
Latter as auditor foj the navy de- 01
?artment, were to bA ousted. Neith- t
r of these pull with Washington.
The Utopia school is one of the
nost progressive sehools in Newber- d
y county. The people of the com- e
nunity take an uncommon interest in e
heir school, as is shown by their
>rgaized work for it. -
The School Isprovement associa-n
;io was organized early in October a
mid has met regularly every month.'
Athough the enrolment of the school e'
s not over thirty, the people have F
een the need of an assistant teaeher,
Lnd without delay elected one. Would
;hat more communities would lookr
Dto this matter and see how import-]
m*t it is. It
The ladies havo responded liber- t<
illy in paying their fees by giving fi
hings to the school. Among these are
lowers, tables and pictures.
"Arbor Day'' was celebrated on li
Tovember 26. It would have done IV
myone good, much more the lover of t<
he beautif-ul, to have seen the ]M
rowd-not a large one, but an ear- G
test one-that gathered at the school st
hat day, and the work that was in
Lone. The ground was ploughed and ir
arrowed ready for he making of a re
awn. Paths were artistically laid fi
if. Several trees were planted, be- h4
ides twio rose gardens, and several m
anna beds. The undergrowth which E
illed the woods in front was cut 12
own and burned preparatory to D
aaking a grove out of the trees that n<
emained. This was -certainly not w
asy work, and the people ought to ti
e congratulated for it. Last, but
iot least, the play of the children N
vas not neglected. The rough grass he
hat covered the playground was fi,
urned off, leaving it ready for run- -ec
ting on. A tennis court was laid
if, and the children enjoyed a few b(
ames that day. al
Those who are contemplating or- ib>
nizing an association ma.y see D
rom the above what are sc:le of l
he possibilities of such an organiza- ec
ion. Do not delay in this noble ei
Tork or education, but push it for- it
ANIRL THEODORE DANTPWEN
or Twenty-One Years the Faithful ]
Watchman at Newberry Cot
There are a few men connected.
ith the Newberry Cotton mill? who
ave been in the employment of the
ills almost from the organization of
ie company. There are few, if any,
owever, who. have been continuous
r on one job, during all the years.
Before the city of Newberry had a
>wn clock to strike the hours, the
-atchman at the Newberry cotton
iills struck the hours during the
ight,and he has been doig this.reg
larly and con'tinuously' since 1888:
t had come to be considered -the
tandard time nd many of the cit
,ens would regulate~ their clocks by
he hours as struck by the Newherry
otton mils, from seven in the, ev
ning to five in the morning.
The gentleman who has been hold
ag down this job during all these
ears has a very interesting history,
,d while not a native of Newberry,
or of the United States, the greater
art of his life has been spent in
ewberry county and in Edgefield
Daniel Theodore Danielson was
orn In Copenhagen, Denmark, on
he eighth of March, 1842. His fa
her was a lumber dealer in. Den
iark, and his lumber yards were lo
ated on .the sea adjoining the pala
es of the king. It was here in Den
iark that Mr. Danielson was edu
ated. He had only one brother;-and
rhile his father was not wealthy,
et 'he was well-to-do and young
anielson was the idol of his mother,
nd was reared without having to do
iuch hard 'labor. In fact, his play
iates were the children of, royalty,
mho would come.out of the palace,
chich was, -as stated, near the lum
er yards of his father. King George
f Greece, and Princess Alexandria,
f England, were among the play
Lates of young Danielson.
According to the laws of Denmark
is necessary for every young man,
a reaching the age of twenty-one,
> be drafted into the army and to
1rve for three years and after such
,rvice to remain subject to the call
P the government, in case of war,
>r five years longer.
The mother and father of Theo
o~re could not bear the idea of his1
atering. the army, so his father de
Edto send him to America.
Ele first came to New York,and from.
~ew York to Chicago, where he 're
iained for a few months clerking in
grocery store, and afterwards
orked on a farm in Illinois for sev
esl months going from there to
ittsburg, Pa., and thence, bak to
It was his purpose to return to
enmark, but there being a demand
>r immigrants in the South about
iat time, he came from New York
>South Carolina .n 1867, coming
est directly to Newberry.
His first service here was with Mr.
eott. wl o at that time was hand
rig fertilizer. After wocking~ with
r. Scott for a few montds Le ,vent1
Edgefield, where he woded with
:r. D. P. Bouknight and QOok Jerry
oggans. During this time it was
ill his' intention to return to Den
ark, but a little romance entered
to his life about the time he was
ady to go, and before he heard
om his father he had set up a
>usehoWld of his own, having been']
arried to Miss P. B. Salter, of I
aigefield, on the eighth of April, 4
~70. This p-receluded his return to
enmark, and he began life in ear
~st in Edgefield county farming andi
arking at other- things during the t
The editor of The Herald and1
ews remembers Mr. Danielson when 1
was working in the capacity of a
eman on a sawmill in Edgefield
traty near Good Hope church.
Mr. Danielson returned to New
rry in November, 1887, and for
iout a year worked at different
ings in the Newberry cotton mills.
iring the year 1888. he was em
oyed as night watchman and has
ntinuously and consecutively fill
.this position ever since. He fills
well and conscientiously, and has s
e confidnce and esteem of the c
nen in authority over the mil.
Mr. Danielson's first wife died on
Warch 18, 1894, leaving three soa
Lnd three daughters. The oldest soM
narried Miss Nancy Bedenbaugh, of
qewberry; 'the next son A. M., mar
ied Miss LIa Bedenbaugh, of,"New
berry; and the youngest, J. T., mw
ried Miss Sally Oxner, of Maybiutoa.
he eldest daughter, Naney, marriel
J. R. Wood, of Newberry; the nex
aaghter, Christine, married . F.
3leason, of Providence, R. L; an
he youngest daughter, Elizabeth,
married J. W. Taylor, of Newberry,
and they are all living.
Mr. Danielson married the second
time, Mrs. M. E. Davenport, on the
first of August, 1894, and she is
He 'beeame a member of the Bap
tist church of Sardis, in Saldda, in
1872, and moved his membership to
West End Baptist church in New
berry, in 1888. He is elerk and trea
arer of the above named churh an -
has served as treasurer ten years
and four years as clerk, aud he has
been secretary dnd treasurer of. the
W. E. Baptist Sunday school for tea
years and secretary of R. R. asse
eiation, for three years.
He became a member of Pulas1
odge, No. 20, .J 0. 0. F., is and has
een for ten years treasurer of this
Drder, and was Grand Chaplain of
he G. L. of I. 0. 0. F. for two years
Ee is a member of Bergell Tribe No'
2A, Improved Order of Red Men, and
or the present is a member of the
rand Encampment of I. 0. 0. F. ii
News From Mt. BetheL.
Misses Mastt'ie Cromeb4 ' Vinnie
[,ominek and Virin Browm' of the
Bigh school will be home for the
Col J. C. S. Bron who for mnore
bhan thirty years has been a trustee
af Mt. Bethel school has resigned.
is ill health will not permit him to
att-end his duties as he would like
to do, and did do. Mr. S. J. Cromer
2as ,been a,ppointed .to fill the vacan
sy and fills it most aeceptably.
On Friday afternoon, November
17, a few of the patrons of Mt.
ethel sehool met at the school house
o organize "An Association- for
;he Improvemxenlt of Mt. Bethel Pub
After a most excellent and en
ertaining account of the school life
>f a German chi-ld, by Mr. Wendt,
1d a few appropriate remarks by
dr. Cromer the Association was or
gnized with Miss Essie Pearson~
rez ent; Mrs. Eliza Wendt, Vie
resident; Mrs. Nora Cromer, See
,etary and Treasurer. The officers
ogether with Mesr. Wendt and
iromer constitute the Executive
The President appointed eaek
aember present a committee of oe
o canvass the 'district for additional
The roll was called and the fol.
ewing answered as members:
Mr. W. H. Wendt.
Mr. S. J. Cromer.
Mr. J. S. Ruff.
Mrs. Eliza Wendt.
Mrs. Nora E. Cromer.
Mrs. Ida Dickert.
Miss Vinnie Brown.
Miss Mattie Cromer.
Miss Vinnie Loiniek.
Miss Essie Pearson.
On motion of Mr. Cromer the Ar
c:'tin adjourned to meet agaia.
n Deceme 23 19O1 at 3 p. m.