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VOLUME XLVIII. NUMXBER 79. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1910. TWICE A WEEK, $15 A YEAB.
MID DEAD AND DYING
GREAT CARS TEAR ON
ALCO WINS THE VANDERBILT
Four Persons Killed and Twenty In
jured-Accidents Causing Death
of Three Sensational in
Long Island Motor Parkway, N. Y.,
Oct. 1.-Four killed and 20 seriously
injured, three of them probably fatal
ly, was the price in human life paid
today for the sixth running of the Van
derbilt cup race, won in electrifying
fashion by Harry Grant, driving a 120
Grant, who distinguished himself
-last year by finishing first in the fifth
Vanderbilt, won today's event from
Joe Dawson, driving a Marmon, by the
-narrow margin of 25 seconds. John
.Aitken, in the National, was only a
minute and six seconds behind Daw
The race was the most hotly con
tested of any of the Vanderbilt cup
-races and with the two small car
events run as a unit with it, the
Vheatley Hill sweepstakes and the
"Massapequa trophy brought out a rec
ord number of starters.
Three Broke Records.
'The time of the three first cars fin
ishing in the main event surpassed
the best time ever made in an Amer
'ican road race. Grant, by covering
278.08 miles of the course in 4 hours,
12 minutes and 58 seconds, equivalent
to an average of 65 1-5 miles an hour,
established a new American record.
But as brilliant as was the perform
ance of the three winners and as
thrilling as the race itself, the horror
caused by the wholesale maiming and
killing which attended it cast such
:a deep shadow over spectators, par
ticipants and the management that
the crowd dispersed under a pall of
To Dare Fate Again.
Yet, notwithstanding the list of
casualties it was announced tonight
that the Grand Prize race over the
same course will positively be held
on Saturday, October. 15. Fifteen cars
'have already been e'ntered for the
event. Preparations are to begin at
once to have the track in readiness.
A. R. Parington, vice president and
general manager of the motor park
way, spoke of the race only as a suc
'cess. He regretted, of course, the
-deaths and accidents, but was inclin
ed to attribute them mainly to the
carelessness of spectators. Expres
sions of sorrow and regret were heard
on all sides and many spectators were
inclined to blame what they. styled
inadequate policing of the course, but
official condemnation was lacking.
Privilege to hold the race is grant
ed by the board of supervisors of Nas
'sau county, in whose power the right
to revoke rests. While it was report
ed that steps would be taken to pro
bibit a repetition of today's accidents,
no announcement was made officially
of the board's attitude.
The accidents that caused two of
~the three deaths recorded were sen
-sational in the extreme. The first
'occurred when the Columbia car, driv
en by Harold Stone, suddenly burst a
'tire at the approach of the cement
'bridge crossing the Westbury road
'and, becoming unmanageable, plung
ed over the parapet. The great ma
chine went over twice in midair and
~landed on. its side. crushing out the
life of Matthew Bacon, Stone's me
chanician, who was caught under it.
'Stone himself sustained fractures to
both lees and internal injuries, from
which it is doubtful if he will recover.
Killed in Spurt.
The killine- of Loins Chevrolet's me
c'hanician. Charles Miller, came as the
aim's of a mnd atteimot of Chevrolet
to retain a lead Iost through frequent
tire ttroubles. The daring Freinch
driver. who. earlier in the race had
reeled off round after round at 73 1-2
miles an hour, hurled a bad run in
the back stretch with full power on.
and, landing on three wheels only.
found his car ziz-zagging from side to
side unresponsive to its steering gear.
As a shriek of horror sounded from
the hundreds assembled at the spot.
the ear vlnned into a fence and
swn it pwav like so much paper,
laden touring car moored on the side
of the road.
Hurled in Air.
The impact was terrific and the oc
cupants of the touring car were toss
ed high in the air. All escaped death,
however, but Miller was caught in the
wreckage and instantly killed. Chev
rolet owes his life to the staunchness
of his steering wheel, upon which he
kept a firm hold to the end. He was
pulled out of the debris with nothing
more serious than a broken arm.
The third death of the day did not
occur on the course, but in an acci
dent en route to the race. Ferdinand
D'Zubia, an automobile man, was the
victim. His wife had both legs brok
en in the smashup.
The 4th death was that of Edward
Lynch, whd died at a hospital tonight
as a result of injuries received when
he was run down after the race thi3
The Massepequa trophy run over
10 laps of the course of 1zi.40 miles,
was won by car No. 5, a Cole, driven
by William Endicott. Time 2:18:43 1-5.
The Wheatly Hills sweepstakes,
run over 15 laps or 189.60 miles of the
course, was won by No. 46, Fal., driven
by J. F. Glanaw in 3:15:6 4-5 seconds.
No. 41, Fal., driven by W. H. Pearce,
Dividing With Bill.
A good old preacher who lives in a
small town down in Indiana received
an invitation a few days ago to travel
several miles into the country for tha
purpose of performing a marriage ser
vice. Being too feeble to go on foot
and having no funds with which to
hire a conveyance, the reverend gen
tleman was somewhat perplexed until
he happened to think of Bill Haines,
the proprietor of the local livery sta
ble. He called on Bill and mentioned
the fact that a young man and a fair
maiden were waiting far from the
madding throng to be joined in the
holy bonds of wedlock, and Bill, being
a man of keen preception, replied:
"I allow you'd like to get a horse
and buggy to take you out there?"
"I had an idea that it would be a
fine thing if you could help me in that
way. I'll tell you what I'll do, Wil
liam. If you will let me have one of
your rig, I'll divide what I get with
you when I return."
"All right," said BiHl, "that's a go."
The parson was accordingly provid
ed with a horse and buggy, and he
drove away. When he got back, cover
ed with dust and considerably fa
tigued, he climbed out of the buggy
and, handing the reins to Bill Haines,
"William, I thank you five hundred
"I thought you was goin' to divde
with me," Bill answered..
"I am doing so. When I had pro
nounced them man and wife the
groom offered me a thousand thanks."
And Then in the Open.
A north Philadelphia little girl had
been so very naughty that her mother
found it necessary to shut her up in a
dark closet-in that family the direct
punishment for the worst offense. For
fifteen long minutes the door had been
locked without a sound coming from
behind it. Not a whimper nor a snif
At last the stern but anxious parent
unlocked the closet door and peered
into the darkness. She could see noth
"What are you doing in there?" she
And then a little voice piped from
"I thpit on your new dress and thpit
on your new hat, and I'm waiitng for
more thpit to come to thpit on your
new parathol !"-Philadelphia Times.
In Zanesville, 0., they tell of a
young widow who, in consulting a
tombstone maker with reference to a
monument for her late husband, end
ed the discussion with:
"Now, Mr. Jones, all I 'want to say
is, "To My Husband,' in an appropri
"Very, well, ma'am," said the stone
When the tombstone was put up the
widow discovered to her amazement
that upon it were inscribed these
"To My Husband, in an Appropriate
PRIVATE JOHN ALLEN TALKS.
Don't Take Office If You Can Earn a
LiTing, He Says.
Private John Allen, of Tupelo, Miss.,
who for sixteen years kept congress
awake and convulsed the galleries in
the house, and then did the Cincin
natus act, is at the Waldorf for a few
days and the lobby of the hotel has
been crowded with Southerners and
others ever since he arrived. It was a
hard matter to come up with the ex
congressman yesterday, for there were
so many friends that wanted to see
him and ask about that story about
the "transfers" which Mr. Allen got off
in St. Lotis several months ago, or
some of the others equally as good, for
as a story teller and wit Private Allen
is still in the ring.
A bunch of men from Alabama and
Mississippi were gathered about him
yesterday afternoon, and one was tell
ing a story about having some "112
proof" with the ex-congressman upon
"I never carry a guage about with
me," he remarked, "but you fellows
will give a wrong impression about
me here in New York.
"Do you know for years the bright
est newspaper paragrapher in Wash
ington was a close friend of mine? I
used to live at the old Chamberlain in
those days, and every night promptly
at midnight that fellow used to come
around as regularly as clockwork and
sit anA take something until half past
three. I calculated that he took up
just a year of my time by actual meas
urement. Well, he died. His example
made a great impression upon me, and
I have profited by it. No, thanks; but
I'll go watch you boys.
"There has been some misunder
standing as to how I was dubbed 'Pri
vate,'" the owner of the title went on
In answer to a question. "Some peo
ple think that it was because I was tho
only Confederate soldier, who after
the war did not call himself general,
a colonel, or at least major. The fact
is the title was the result of a political
speech I once made. My opponent
was a brigadier-general, a real one,
and he made a speech telling how the
country thereabouts recalled a famous
battle that had taken place there and
how the night before he had slept in
his tent on that field. When I got up
to speak I emphasized what he had
said about the battlefield and went on
to recall how it was a terribly cold and
sleety night, and how the poor pickets
strode' back and forth on duty all
"'And I am sure, gentlemen,' I con
tinued, 'that those of you who were
there will vote for Private John Allen,
who was on picket duty there that
night and helped to keep the Yankees
from getting you and the general who
was sleeping in his tent.'
"Our country," said Mr. Allen, com
ing back to the present, "is the best in
Mississippi, and we raise cotton. It
was pretty floody there from the mid
dle of June until the middle of July,
and it looked like ruin for the crop,
but during the last three or four weeks
the cotton has come out all right and
we shall make more cotton than last
"Land is higher in our county than
in any other in the State. The South
in fact is all looking up very much,
and I tell you that in the South you
are going to see more development in
the next ten years than in any other
part of the country. The people I
used to represent in congress are
much better off now than I ever hoped
to see them in my lifetime. Why the
South is raising the best corn crop in
many years. For years it has been
spending a heap of money for corn.
A good corn crop makes a good hog
crop. As for wheat, Mississippi does
not go in for that, but I saw a state
ment the other day that this year'
wheat crop down there would be 500,
000 bushels. We'll soon get back to
wheat growing, but the trouble down
there is that there are no flour mills.
"In politics the principal interes>t
down there now centres in the sena
torial election, which doesn't come off
until next year. However, the cam
paign is being anticipated by Messrs.
Alexander and Percy and by ex-Gov.
Vardaman. In my opinion Percy, who
is now filling the unexpired term of
the late Senator McLauren, will be
elected. He is a fine, able, clean man."
"Has the idea of going back to poli
tical life ever appealed to you?"
"N sir" sai Private Allen em
phatically. "I had sixteen years of
congress and nothing would induce me
to hold any political office again. I
made up my mind on the subject and
returned voluntarily to private life.
It is a step that I have never regretted.
I have had a better time, less trouble
and have prospered more, and on the
whole have been happier out than in
politics. Why should a man who likes
to have the best time he can compli
cate his life with politics? Of course
I admit that somebody has to fill the
offices, and I wouldn't think of throw
ing cold water upon political aspira
tions and ambitions, but in my own
judgment so far as a man's general
welfare and happiness are concerned I
would never recommend politics to
anybody. A political office will do
very well for a man who has no other
way of making money and who hasn't
any, or for a man who has so much of
this world's goods that he is simply
looking for a pastime and a way to
get rid of what he has. But for a
man who can make money at anything
else, no. .,
"They are talking a good deal dowif
my way about the next presidential
election,' said Private Allen in answer
to a question. "Harmon seems to be
the man to whom our people are look
ing with more favor than anybody
else. It is true that since that crank
shot him, Mayor Gaynor has come in
to a great deal of notice. Of course,
the elections this fall will have a good
deal to do with prospects, and if Judge
Harmon carries his State he will look
like 'It' to our people down South.
"Yes, there is some talk about the
high cost of living down my way, but
the Southern people are not altogether
dependent on others for a living.
There are fewer large cities, and our
people, being more rural than they
are up north, for the most part raise
what they use for food, so that the
higher cost of living doesn't make
such an impression down there as it
does up here, where the population is
congested and everybody has to buy
what he eats.
"There is a progressive spirit
abroad in our State, which reminds
me of a conversation I heard just be
fore leaving home. Two of the ne
gro servants had just come back from
a big funeral near by.
"'Was it much of a funeral?' my
sister asked them.
"'Lawd, yes, missy,' replied one of
them. 'Why, dah was moh shoutin' an'
hallelujahin' ovah dat cohpse dan Ah
evah seen at a revival.'
"'But why the noise? I should think
at a funeral everything would have
been quiet and sober.'
"'Lawd, no, missy. Don't de good
Book say 'Yuh mus' not squinch de
"Tell that story about the trans
fers," suggested one of the party.
"Well, I happened to tell it because
the man who got up the dinner to
President Taft in St. Louis was a
street railway man. There were two
darkies who were discussing the dif
ference in the way the n3un and the
white man got along, and one of them
said, 'Ah tell yuh what Eph'm, dah's
a lot in~ dis heah transfer bus'ness. De
white man undahstan's it, but de nig
"'Yuh see, de niggah done give a
note to do stohkeeper, an' de stoh
keepah he write somep'n on it, an'
give It to de commission man. De
commission man he write somep'n on
it, and give it to de bank. P'haps de
bank give it to anothah bank. Now
all dem white folks don't do nothin'
an' de poh niggah is de only one what
has to pay.'
"That reminds me of a negro who
called in at the ticket office in At
lanta and asked what would be the
price of a ticket to Birmingham. 'Five
dollars,' he was told.
"'An' what would be de price of a
ticket foh a cohpse to Burnin'hamn?' he
inquired. Negroes always call Bir
mingham 'Burnin'ham' from the odor
and the smoke, it is supposed. 'Same
price, $5,' was the reply.
" The negro thought a moment.
Then, 'An' what is the price of a round
trip ticket foh a live pusson to Burn
"'Nine dollars and forty cents.'
"An' what would you chahge foh
a cohpse, roun' trip ticket foh a
"'Same as for a live person,' said
the agent. 'Say, what's the matter
with you; figuring on taking a trip
with a dead man?'
" 'Look h eah, Mistah White 1.
you seem to know more of mah bus'
ness than Ah does mahse'f. Ah's jes'
askin' foh info-mation. You see, muh
wife's done died, an' all huh folks live
in Burnin'ham. Ah'm figurin' wheth
ah hit wouldn't be cheapah to take de
cohpse ovah dah an' let 'em do all
de fussin' an' shoutin' ovah de re
mains, an' den bring huh back heah
an' bury huh, so's not to have all dat
passel o' hungry coons livin' off o' me
foh a week.' "-New York Sun.
Little Distinction Now Attached to a
Few there are of us who have not
thrilled with pride on the receipt of
our first letter addressed to us as "Wil
liam Smith, Esq.," or as the case may
be. Again, many men regard a letter
addressed to them as a mere "Mr." as
iothing short of a personal affront.
Yet how many of these have ever ask
I ed themselves what. might be the
grounds of their insistence on being
inCluded among those who should be
termed "Esquire" or even the sigiil
ficance of the term? *
It should be premised that no estat4
however large, confers this rank upon
its owner. There is no ,notion more
prevalent than that the possession of
a certain amount of property is the
one and only qualification needed in
order to be esquire, nor Is any idea
The title "esquire" is derived from
the French word ecuyer (a shield'bear
er) and originated in the old days of
chivalry, when, as is well known, each
knight and their heirs in perpetuity
of gentle birth to carry his shield and
perform other honorable services.
These persons were known as squires,
or more accurately esquires, and were
of such birth as would permit of their
being in their turn created knights
when they should have merited the dis
tinctiofi by deeds of valor or otherwise.
In the reign of Richard II the status
of an esquire was granted for the first
time by letters patent as a title of
honor merely, no duties being attach
ed. This method of creation is aow
obsolete, but it marks an advanced
stage in the decay of chivalry, which
decay resulted in the titles 'knight' and
"squire" becoming wholly honorary.
At the present day we can see some
trace of the origin of the title in that
every newly created Knight Comman
der of the Bath (K. C. B.) has the right
to nominate three esquires on his in
stallation. Again younger sons of
peers and baronets and eldest sons of
knights and their heirs in perpetuity
are esquires by birth, or hereditary es
quires. This is due to the fact that
such was the class of persons from
whom esquires were selected in the
old days of chivalry. It may be added
that the eldest and other sons of peers.
though commonly as a matter of cour
tesy addressed in terms of peerage, are
nevertheless but esquires In the eyes
of the law. Thus the eldest son of the
Marquis of Lansdowne Is usually re
ferred to as the Earl of Kerry; yet he
Is nevertheless described in the certi
ficate of his election to the house of
commons as an esquire. .
Since the decay of chivalry there ex
ists other means of becoming an es
quire than that of hereditary right.
Barristers at law are always termed
esquires. 'Again, all persons holding
an office of trust under the crown and
described in their commissions of ap
pointment as esquires attain to the
dignity of an esquire. Examples of
such persons are justices of the peace,
recorders of boroughs, mayors, mem
bers of parliament and civil servants
of the more important grades. We may
conclude our list by adding foreign no
blemen, for the law of England does
not recognize any foreign title, but
ranks its bearer as an esquire.
It may now be queried, what signifi
cance attaches to the distinction of be
ing an esquire at the present day ?
Such as advantage as exists lies in the
fact that at public functions esquires
take precedence of persons who do not
attain to that rank.
Such precedence will be more read
ily understood by the enumeration in
order of the ranks more immediately
preceding and following the esiutre.
Such ranks are:
Baronets' younger sons, knights'
younger sons, colonels, king's coun:sel.
octors of the three learned profes
tradesmen, artisans, laborers.
Again, esquires are des.rfbe1 ag
such in official documents or proceeds
ings, and no one is usuaPR so de
scribed unless he has a prima factO
right to such a description. One whose
status is doubtful is usually describ
ed as a gentleman; hence the latter
class can hardly be said to bear mucl
However, the distinction is at the
present time small. For the number
of esquires is vast and perp:ually bn
creases, and it is often a mafter of
great difficulty for the hereditary es
qa1re to prove his title. Again, the
democratic character of the age. whicl'
tends to minimize the importance of
even the higher grades of nobility, is
likely to pay scant heed to the claims
of this lower grade; so that the term
"esquire" comes -to be applied as a
matter of courtesy to all but zhoe 1i
the humblest spheres of the commu
nity. It is in the rural districta alone,
where the traditions of Merrie Eng
land are something more than a mere
memory, that those who take the lead.
Ing part In the government of the
shires are commonly referred to as
"squires." These men are in the mali
the descenda;nts of the old knights and
esquires of th days of chivalry, and
it is largely due to ther efforts In the
past that the greatness of England has
been built up.
In the large manufacturing centres,
however, the struggle for existence
amid the scream of the shuttle and the
roar of machinery Can find no place in
daily life for what is after all but a
relic of a bygone age. Vor those Who
bear the addition "esquire" On acount
oZ public office, such as justice of the
peace or mayor, are respected on the
ground alone that they are men who
have proved themselves worthy to oc
cupy positions of trust in the commu
nity, and not as members of a grade
of society that significance of which
has almost died out.-Pall kall Ga
Nothing to Brag About.
Gov. Stuart is one of the best story
tellers in public life. He eschews
tales which have a point which might
be misinterpreted. Frequently, in his
campaigns, he has drawn upon his
fund in illustrating a point. Just what
parallel was in the following is for
"An Irishman and a German were
sitting on a pier fishing. Neither gave
the other any concern. The Irishman
smoked away philosophically at his
clay, while the German seemed ab
sorbed in thought or was silently ex
pecting a bite.
"Suddenly the German fell into the
water. The splash recalled the Ifif
man from his preoccupation. That
was all It did, however. He never
made a move to offer aid to the man
struggling In the stream.
"'I can't swim;' said the German as
he came up.
"'I can't swim!' he shouted louder
as he came to the surface for the sec
As he was about to disappear fot
the third time the German cried heart
"I can't sw-i-in!'
-"It's a -- funny time to boast:
about it,' replied the smoker of the
All Balled Up Again.
Mr. Makinbrakes had just been In'
troduced to a rising politician.
"I am glad to meet you, Mr. Kly
mer," he said. "There Is always a
natural desire to meet a man when he
becomes notorious-I mean, of course
in the public eye-as you are, that in
spite of what his political enemies
may say about him-and that's true,
you know-not that it's true what your
enemies say about you, but the gener.
al, proposition-and I always believe
in giving even a criminal the benefit
of the doubt--I'm not speaking of pol
iticians, although they certainly are
entitled to the same-that Is, as a
class-or rather, not as a class, for'
some politicians are among our best
citizens-nothing personal intended, I'
assure you-because if you give a dog
a bad name-er-no reference to any
particular one, you understand-and
not wishing to institute any invidious
-don't you think, Mr. Klymer It's
time for the Sox to be getting a few
players that can hit the ball ?"-Chi
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