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VOLUME XLVH. NUMBER 80. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7,1910. TWICE A WEEK, $.5 A YEAR.
. PROCLAIM REPUBIC
SET UP PROVISIONAL GOVERN
MENT IN LISBON.
and Family Flee From City
Royalties Take Refuge at Queen
Dowager's Summer Resi
Portugal has been declared a re
According to the latest Li!on ad
- es, Theophile Braga, republican
leader, is the new preseident. The
Portuguese Marseillaise is the new
-national anthem and the emblem of
monarchy on the palace has been re
placed by the flag of red and green,
the colors of the republican party.
That there was fierce fighting in the
str,eets of Lisbon is evident by dis
patches from all quarters. Disorders
at Oporto have been repressed by the
troops, many regiments of which are
said to be still loyal to the king.
. oyalties Safe, .
Ring Manuel, the queen mother and
the queen dowager are reported to
have taken refuge in the palace at
Mafra, a short distance out of Lisbon.
'They may now be on a warship bound
.for Gibraltar. At least they are con
-idered to have reached a place of
London advices state that by a
treaty of alliance Great Britain is
bound to afford protection to the king
-of Portugal if this is duly applied for.
The French newspapers are urging
the government of France not to per
mit intervention, even if Spain, too, is
threatened with an overthrow.
France May Take Hand.
'The French cabinet will meet to
'morrow to deliberate on the Portu
-guese situation and the advisability
of sending a warship to Lisbon.
Already British warships are on the
,way to protect British interests at the
,scene of the trouble. The American
-gunboats Petrel and Wheeling are at
-Genoa within easy reach of Lisbon if
'the American government decides to
send them there. No detailed ac
count of the fighting has yet been re
~ceived or any definite estimate of the
A significant incident, according to
the Lisbon dispatches, is the visit
paid by the Spanish minister to the
republican leaders after the fall of
the palace and the flag of the revolu
tion was hoisted on the town hall.
. MILLS TO CLOSE.
'Those in Anderson County to Shut
Down in Accordance With
Anderson, Oct. 5.-The agreement
reached between the cotton manufac
'turers of the State for a further cur
tailment of their output during the
month of October will be respected by
~several of the mills in Anderson. The
Anderson cotton mills closed down
today as did the Chiquola mills at
Honea Path. The Orr mills will close
n1ext week, and while no arrange
ments for a closing down has been
made for the Riverside and Toxaway
mills, it is believed they will close
also next week. The Bnogon mills
closed a month this summer when the
b other mills closed only a fortnight.
and there is no arrangement there for
closing down now. The Gluck and
'Cox mills will not close.
Death of a Young Wife.
Mrs. Mary Abrams Long, wife of
MNr. J. Robert Long, died at her home
in the Tranwood section of the coun
ty on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
after a week's illness of malaria
hematuria, aged about 23 years, and
was buried at Rosemont cemetery
Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
service by the Rev. Edw. Fulenwider.
She was the daughter of Mr. Ivy Z.
Abrams and leaves a husband and one
little child about a year old.
In the death of this young wife and
mother a devoted husband loses a
fond companion and a loving father
sustains the loss of an affectionat'
daughter. She was a loyal Lutheran
and a true Christian woman, gentle
sister and warm friend. The sym
pathies of the community are with
the bhaevd family in their affiiction.
MAY FORM PARTY
OF LILLY WHITES
Capers Issues Call for Reorganization
in This State-To Canvene
Washington, Oct. 5.-Fresh from
the Republican gathering in New
York on Saturday night, John G.
Capevs, national committeemain for
South Carolina, today mailed out ths
following letter to over 100 men in
various parts of South Carolina, in
the effort to found a new Republican
organization in that State:
Greenville, S. C., Oct. 5. 1910.
"Dear Sir: It will be established,
when the next Republican national
convention meets, that there is no
Republican organization in the State
of South Carolina at this time. Any
organization, through a State central
committee, or a State executive com
mittee, which may have existed, has
now ceased to exist and the neces
sity for party reorganization is ap
parent. ,..A3 iBy
"Where no party organization ex
ists in a newly created State of th,
Union, or where a party organization
has ceased, under the party law, to
perform its functions the Republican
national committee recognizes what
is called the mass meeting plan, for
organization or reorganization as the
case may be.
"No such opportunity has existed
to improve the personnel of the Re
publican party in South Carolina
since the Philadelphia convention of
1900, at which President McKinley
was renominated without opposition
and at that time the opportunity was
not taken advantage of.
"Under the circumstances, made
possible only by recent developments,
I feel it my duty, in spite of a strong
personal desire to refrain from fur
ther political effort, to' advise our
people of this opportunity to organize
in South Carolina a respectable, mili
tant opposition party with some pro
mise for a discussion hereafter of
party issues and questions of govern
ment, rather than a continuance of
the one party plan, where the cam
paigns are confined solely to a dis
cussion of the merits or demerits of
the candidates themselves, frequently
accompanied by violent personal at
tacks of mouth and muscle.
"Therefore, as the member of the
national Republican committee for
our State, I write you to say that
after full consultation with personal
friends and due notice, you will please
cause to be assembled at your coun
ty seat at 12 o'clock Wednesday, Oc
tober 26, meeting of men in sym
pathy with the policies of the nation
al Republican party, and from such a
meeting elect delegates ,and an equal
number of alternates(C the number al
lowed your county by law), said dele
gates to meet in convention at the
opera house in the city of Columbia
at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, Oc
tober 27, for the purposes of party
"Those in your county who have
participated recently in the Demo
cratic primaries, the candidates being
for purely local or State officers, are
entirely eligible to come as candidates
to the convention herein mentioned,
if they are in sympathy with the Re
publican party and its administration
of national affairs, all of which are
of vital interest to the whole country
and particularly at this time to the
(Signed) "John G. Capers,
"South Carolina Member Republican
It is understood that 'he Republi
can national leaders are aaterested in
this movement and that an effort will
be made to build up a white Republi
can party in South Carolina in time
to participate in the campaign of 1912.
Mart Floyd, postmaster, and L. W.
C. Blalock, of* Goldville, who have
been in New York and Washington
for several days, returned to South
Carolina tonight. T. H. D.
It was after the stone-laying cere
mony and a wire was sent to the
builder with the news, "Stone laid
with great ec1at."
The builder, smothering an awful
oath, muttered. "Another new foreign
cement," and fiung the missive from
FIRE CAUSES MUCH LOSS.
Damage Amounting to $1,500,000 in
New York-Largest Area in
New York, Oct. 3.-Fire in the vicin
ity of Twenty-fourth street and Elev
enth avenue early tonight swept on
aiea of 500 by 300 feet, causing dam
age estimated at $1,500,000. Chief
Croker atnounced that it was the
greatest area burned during his ex
perience in New York city.
The space swept comprises almost
three acres of lumber yards, fact->ries
and stables on Eleventh avenue,
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth
streets. For nearly three hours the
fire was beyond the control of the
fire department and it was stopped at
length by apparatus, which combined
threw water at the rate of 25,000 gal
lons a minute. Five hundred horses
were rescued from the stables. 1-1
spite of the size of the blaze and dif
ficulty of fi! hting it, it was remark
ably free from serious accident. One
fireman was badly hurt by a bucking
hose and ?everal were less seriously
The fire started in the lumber yard
of Moore Bros., Eleventh avenue and
Twenty-fourth street, quickly de
stroyed it and soon ignited a kindling
wood factory which was likewise
Besides these structures, the fol
lowing were either destroyed or badly
Six story factory of the New Yorli
Metal Ceiling company; stables and
storehouse of James J. Duffy, contrac
tor; the Pennsylvania hotel, three
story structure; warehouse of the
United States Express company; va
cant two story building of the Metro
politian Iron and Steel company;
four stor'y factory of the Atlas Metal
For a while the- flames threatened
the Baltimore & Ohio freight yards
and the specialty department of the
Standard Oil company, but hard work
LOS ANGELES DASTARDS
PROBABLY WERE JUNERS
Believed That Men Who Destroyed
ment in Tennessee Will Prob
ably Select Bob Taylor.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 5.-It is be
lieved here tonight that the men who
carried out the plot to wreck The
Times building and attempt to de
stroy the homes of Harrison Gray
Otis and F. K. Zeehandalaar were ex
pert quartz miners from the gold dis
tricts of northern California.
The theory is based on the fact that
the men who purchased the dynamite
used the names of J. L. Bryson, the
Placer county miner, and of Bryson's
neighbor, Morris, and it is'supposed
that detectives are trying to trace
them back to the mining districts.
Another body was recovered from
The Times ruins today. It was Iden
tified as that of Grant Moore, a lino
The total of bodies recovered is
now 16 and the known dead, includ
ing Churchill Harvey Elder number
It is belie'ged there are seven more
bodies in the ruins.
A schoolmaster had just finished a
lesson on "Food" when a little boy put
up his hand. On being asked what he
wanted, he replied:
"Please, sir, Jones said he knew a
baby that was brought up on ele
phant's milk, and it gained ten
pounds in weight every day."
"Jones ought not to tell you such
rubbish," said the master. Then ad
dressing Jones, he added: "Tell me
whose baby was brought up on ele
To which Jones hesitatingly replied:
"Please, sir, it was the elephant's
The habit of contradicting some
times "o'erleaps itself" unwitting.
"I've heard it said," remarked a
lounger at the crossroads store, "that
John Henderson over by Woodville
was one of eighteen sons."
"That's whar he heerd wrong," con
tributed the chronic kicker. "T'wan't
John Henderson at all. 'Twas a broth
Associate Justice of Supreme Court
Resigns-Appointed by Roose
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 4.-Associated
Justice Moody of the supreme court
of the United States today tendered
his- resignation to President Taft to
take effect November 20. The presi
dent wrote to Justice Moody, who is
In Magnolia, accepting the resigna
tion and expressing his high regard
for the retiring jurist. In' retiring
from-the judiciary he will receive pay
for an active member of the court,
$12,000 a year.
It had been announced early in the
summer that Justice Moody would!
Justice Moody has been ill for mor1
than a year.
William Henry Moody, of Haverhill,
Mass., was born in Newbury, Mass.,
December 23, 1853; he was graduated
at Phillips academy, Andover, Mass.,
'in 1872, and from Harvard college in
1876; was district attorney for the
eastern district of Massachusetts from
1890 to 1896; was elected to the Fifty
fourth congress to fill a vacancy, and
to the Ffty-fifth, Fifty-sixth and Fifty
seventh congresses; was appointed
secretary of the navy by President
Roosevelt and assumed the duties 'of
that office May 1, 1902, in which of
fice he served until appointed attorney
general by President Roosevelt to
suceeded Philander C. Knox, July 1,
1904. On December 3, 1906, was ap
pointed by Presideit Roosevelt an
associate justice of the supreme court
of the United States, and was con
firmed by the senate December 12,
1906, and took his seat on the bench
on the 17th day of December, 1906.
MAY SELECT TAYLOR.
State Convention of Harmony Ele.
ment in Tennessee Will Meet in
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 5.-The State
convention of "regular" or "har
mony' Democrats which meets here
tomorrow for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for governor and a
candidate for State railroad commis
sioner for west Tennessee, promises
tonight to be well attended. Larg3
delegations have been appointed in
the various counties, mainly compos
ed of former followers of Gov. Patter
son. Some of the leaders have been
in Nashville since last night, and con
ferences on the governorship are con
It appears to be the general opin
ion that United States Senator Robert
L. Taylor will be the nominee, al
though he is said to be anxious to
have the nomination conferred upon
some other man.
What Did the Claim Agent Do?
Up in Minnesota Mr. Olsen had a
cow killed by a railroad train. In
due season the claim agent for the
"We understand, of course, that the
deceased was a very docile and valu
able animal," said the claim agent in
his most pensuasive claim-agentle
manly manner, "and we sympathize
with you and your family in your loss.
But, Mr. Olsen, you must remember
this: Your cow had no business being
on our tracks. Those tracks are our
private property and when she in
vaded them she became a trespasser.
Technically speaking you, as her
owner, became a trespasser also. But
we have no desire to carry the issue
into court and possibly give youi trou
ble. Now, then, what would you re
gard as a fair settlement between you
and the railroad company?"
"VaIl," said Hr. Olsen slowly, "Ay,
bane poor Swede farmer; but ay shall
give you $2."-Everybody's Magazine.
Suitor-If you reject me, I shall
Actress-Oh, how lovely! In that
case the manager will give me a bet
Pitying the Bee.
Spartan Mother--What's the mat
ter? What are you crying for?
Stung Hero (who has been taught
neer to cry for bodily pain)-Oh, I
I've sat down on a hem a.d-I'm so
PROGRESSIVE LITTLE MOUNTAIN.
Fine Graded School and School Build.
ing-Prosperous Bank and Oil
Little Mountain, on the C., N. & L.
railroad fifteen miles from Newberry,
is one of the most progressive of the
small towns of this county. President
Childs, of the railroad, has recently
completed one of the handsomest
brick stations on his line. In fact the
Southern has no station between Co
lumbia and Greenville that is super
ior to the one at Little Mountain. This
town is located In one of the fertile
sections of the State and is the market
place for a large area settled by small
farmers who do their own work
largely and who own th*eir homes and
who make on the farms what they
need for the farm In the way of pro
visions and as a result most of them
have a cash balance to their credit at
the end of the year. I. .. ; .
Recently several very handsomd
brick stores have been erected, and
they are operated by live and progres
sive merchants. Among the first of
these was the Little Mountain Drug
company, owned by Dr. J. M. Sease
and Mr. J. B. Derrick. They keep a
full line of drugs, and Dr. Sease has
been the physician for that community
for many years and has been very
successful in his jractice. l
Mr. Jas. H. Wise has also eredted
a brick store and in addition to a
general line of merchandise, carries
an up-to-date and complete line of
the latest in millinery. This depart
ment is in charge of Mrs. Wise, who
has several very competent assist
ants. Mr. Wise was for many years
a partner with Mr. J. B. Lathan. Mr.
Lathan was the pioneer merchant at
Little Mountain, locating there as
soon as the railroad was completed
to that point from Columbia, and Is
still conducting one of the largest
general merchandise business that is
done at that place.
During this year Counts & Shealy
have completed a very handsome
brick store and they are just now
moving into it. They do also general
business and have been very success
ful. Shealy Bros. are also engaged
in the mercantile business at Little
Mountain and have a very complete
line of general merchandise. Mr. R.
P. Huffman is also one of the mer
chants at Little Mountain and carries
a line of groceries. Shealy & Shealy
conduct a general machine and repair
The Little Mountain Oil Mill and
Fertilizer company is one of the most
successful institutions of the place.
and Mr. J. B. Addy, tlie secretary and
treasurer, is one of the busiest men
at Little Mountain, unless it Is Joe
Derrick, president of the mill. In
connection with the mill there Is a
ginnery, and they also manufacture
Mr. C. F. Lathan, in addition to his
work in connection with his father's
store, buys cotton and conducts a
The agent for the railroad at Little
Mountain is Mr. K. S. Derrick. Mr. A.
N. Boland Is postmaster, and Mr. J. A.
Boland rides 'the rural route, which
goes out from this place.
The Farmers' and Merchants' bank
was organized only a few years ago
with a capital stock of $10,000, with
Dr. J. M. Sease as president, Mr. J. H.
Wise, vice-president, and Mr. W. A.
Counts, cashier. The bank has been
successful since the beginning and Is
paying a semi-annual dividend of
3 1-2 per cent. and has carried to the
surplus account something like $2,500
Only recently it was decided to In
crease the capital stock to $20,000, and
the new stock is selling readily at
$120. The deposit account is good
and most of the loans are in small
amounts and the bank has lost prac
tically nothing since its organization.
Mr. V. B. Sease has recently been
made bookkeeper at the bank and
business is gradually increasing.
One of the main characteristics of
the community, however, is the inter
est which has been taken in educa
tional matters. About a year ago the
citizens decided that they should have
a better school building and they'
have about completed one of the hand
somest and best appointed schoo'
buildings in any town of that size in
South Carolina. It is understood that
they spent only $6.006 in cash for the
building but they have a building that
where from $12,000 to $15,000. As
evidence of interest taken in the com
munity in education, the patrons of
the school, and those who are not
patrons, but who live in the commu
nity, gave their time and labor and
teams and in this way they had the
building erected with the small out
lay of cash as stated. It is not a
fancy building but a very substantial
one. This school is a regular graded
school with a high school department
and has an enrolment at present of
about 80 children, with four teachers.
The superintendent this year is Prof.
L. 0. Black. Prof. Black graduated at
Newberry college in 1909, and last
year was principal of the high school
department of the Prosperity graded
school, and is a very competent and
efficient teacher. He is assisted this
year at Little Mountain by Miss Ellie
Jacobs, assistant of the high school
department; Mrs. J. C. Swygert and
Miss Ernestine Graichen. The school
opened on Monday.
There is also a very florishing Luth
eran church In the town under the
pastoral care of Rev. 0. B. Shearouse.
This community, as is known, is
largely made up of the Lutheran de
nomination and the Lutheran church
is the only church in the town.
Dr. E. E. Stuck, a young dentist,
spends two weeks in each month a4
Little Mountain and has a good prac
HEARST MEN DECIDE
TO PUT OUT TICKET s
Independence League Will iomtni4d
State Officers In New York In
Order to Knife Democrats.
New York, Oct. 6.-Contrary to the
wishes of Clarence J. Sheran, one of
W. R. Hearst's chief lieutenants, th3
Independence league in StAte Conea
tion here, voted early this morning to
put a straight ticket in the field and.
not to indorse the Republican ticket
as had been proposed. The vote was
212 In favor of a straight ticket, as
against 34 for an indorsement of the
John J. Hooper, State chairman of
the league, and W. R. Hearst were
duly chosen to lead the ticket, re
spectively for governor and lieuten
ant governor, and the convention ad
journed until Friday to give time~ for
a discussion as to the remainder of
the ticket. The convention organized
during yesterday afternoon, then ad
journed until last night, when perma
pent officers were chosen and the
Mr. Shearn introduced a resolution
that the convention debate and de
cide to nominate a straight Independ
ence league ticket, or to- indorse the
Republican. This immediately caused
confusion among the delegates. The
disorder continued until the Rev. Ivan
Merlen Jones, of Sayracuse, begged
the convention to help the up-State
people defeat the Democratic ticket.
He was cheered when he closed by
saying the best way to do it was by
nominating a straight ticket. James
A. Allen made the point of order that
only regular delegates and alternates
should be allowed to vote and was
The platform declares that it is the
duty of the league "In the interest of
honesty and public decency, to deal a
crushing blow to Murphy's scheme to
Tammanize New York State."
The platform declares for direct
nominations, the Initiative and refer
endum, the right to recall public of
ficials from public positions and pop
ular election of United States sena
Continuing, the platform says:
"We call for a new and Immediate
vote in the legislature upon the Ina
"We call for a public inheritance
tax law to be shared between the
State and the national government.
"We call for constitutional amend
ments which will permit the munici
pal ownership and operation of all
"We favor the submission to the
voters of the State a constitutional
amendment guaranteeing suffrage to
the women of New York."
Omitting Important Detail
"I don't see any difference between
you and a trained nurse except the
uniform," said her sick husband.
"And the salary," she added,