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VOLUME XLTHI. NUMBER 87, NEWBERRi SoUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1910. TWCE A WEEE, $ A YR
BOYS' CORN EXAIIT
A GREAT SUCCESS
PRIZES AWARDED AT MEETING
-fxhibit Gratifying to all Interested,
Showing Gratifying Progress.
Realizing that one of the greatest
needs of this State is the growing of
other crops than cotton, and particu
Jarly the advantage of growing corn,
-efforts are being made in Newberry
to encourage the growing of corn, es
pecially among the boys. The boys'
-sorn club was organized, and there
have been some* most gratifying re
sults from the efforts put forth.
The work has been in charge of
-ounty Superintendent of Education
J. S. Wheeler, who has been working
along the lines planned by the gov
The exhibit was held in the old
-ourt house on Saturday and it was
-a magnificent exhibit, when the dif
-iculties under which those wo have
bad the matter in charge have
labored are taken into consideration,
and the fact that the plan is as yet
% the first stages of development.
There were some very fine exhibits,
and the yields to the acre reported
were far ahead of last year.
Mr. A. G. Smith, of the Federal gov
emient service, and Dr. C. M. Mor
gan, veterinary surgeon in the employ
of the United States government, both
with headquarters in Columbia, were
present and made addresses of in
1erest and of value to those present.
Dr. Morgan urged the raising of live
stock, showing that this section of the
-*ountry is peculiarly adapted to this
Industry, and Mr. Smith talked of corn
growing, his address dealing with
seed selection and the raising of the
-standard in corn culture.
The prizes on Saturday were for the
members of the boys' corn club, the
prizes being given by County Super
intendent of Education Wheeler, Con
gressman Wyatt Aiken, the Observer
gressman Wyatt Aiken, the Observer,
The Herald and News, Blease & Dom
xick and the Farmers Oil Mill. The
'armers union prizes will be award
-ed at the regular monthly meeting
of the union to be 'held on next Satur
day, which will be held in the court
bouse at 11 o'clock a. in. All con
testants are urged .to have their re
ports 'and other matters required by
the rules ready at that t'mne.
The following pizes were maiz~ed
$5.00 to Freddie Cook for the best
group of twenty ears of corn; $3.00 to
Edward Stuck for the second best
~group; $2.00 to Willie Dominick for
the third best group.
$5.00 to Hugh Epting for the best
group of ten ears of corn; $3.00 to
F'reddie Cook for the second best
vroup; $2.00 to Thomas Hclloway
Leitzsey for the third best group.
$5.00 to I. M. Smith, Jr., for the best
group of five ears of corn; $3.00 to
Carl Epting for the second best group;
$2.00 to J. S. Wheeler, Jr., for the
third best group.
The Farmers' Oil Mill, of Newber
ry, offered one-half ton of cotton seed
meal. worth $15.00, to the boy making
the largest yield. This prize was won
by I. M. Smith, Jr. Young Mr. Smnith's
yield was 104 bushels on an acre. the
acre being the basis in all the con
The following prizes were awarded
for the best report, showing prepara
tion, manner of cultivation, amount of
fertilizer, and how used: First prize.
$5.00, 1. M. Smith, Jr.; second pribe,
$3.00, William Wendt, Jr.; third prize,
$2.09, Carroll Mills.
The acre of every contestant was
properly measured by two trustees
of the school district in which the boy
resides, and the yield certified to by
The committee on exhibits consist
.d of Messrs. Walch Wilbur, Thomp
son Hunter and J. A. Sease. Prof. S.
J. Derrick examined the reports and
pas.sed upon them, and presented the
The following boys entered the
twenty-ear contest: Carroll Mills,
Johnnie Adams, James Richardson.
Henry Hentz, I. M. Smith. Jr., Willi'
H. Kibler, Thomas Hayes, Willie Dom
Tnick, Andrew Cook, Sammie Cook.
F'reddie Cook. J1. S. Wheeler, Jr.. Ed
w ar d Smek. Frank Shick. Mille
FARMERS' UNION CONTEST. S
Corn Contest Will be Held Next Sat
urday-Rules and Conditions. -1
The Farmers' union corn contest for
satisfactory reasons was postponed G
from last Saturday to Saturday of this
week end will be held in connection b(
with the regular monthly meeting of dE
the County Farmers' union at 11 P
o'clock in old court hous . It is desired ai
that all of the contestants in the prize ti
acre contest be present and be prepar- er
ed to give a report of their operations le
and also bring ten ears of sample g;
corn from the priza acre. tc
The Farmers' union gives three PI
prizes; the first for $25; second $15, sc
and third $10. In addition to these qi
Summer Bros. Co. will give in the si
same contest a first priza of $50; sec- cc
ond of $30, and third of $20. d:
The following rules governing the r<
contest have been published several t(
times in the county papers but they bi
are printed again:
Any member of good standing in
the union who has contributed some
thing for the fund in prizes and who t
grows an acre of corn complete and Vi
enrols his name with the conuty sec- 0
retary, J. B. O'Neall Holloway, before
May 1, can compete.
In awarding prizes the following cb
basis shall be used: (a) Greatest yield,
70 points. (b) Best ten ear exhibit
taken from acre, 10 points. (c) Best
written account showing history of
crop and of expense, 10 points. (d)
Greatest profit on investment, 10 e
The amount of the yield and the L
measurement of the land must be cer- t
tified to by each man and attested by .0
at least three disinterested witnesses i
who shall be satisfactory to the coun- tc
In estimating profits uniform rates ti
shall be used. For instance, $5.00 te
per acre for rent, ten cents per hour cl
for work of each laborer and five eT
cents per hour for each horse. Corn
80 cents per bushel is standard of cl
value in judging the production of the y
acre; stover $10.00 per ton, one a
ton of stover being allowed for y
every twenty-five bushels of corn. I
A sworn stated by each man hi
and a statement of disinterested !I
witneses of the yield per acre; a writ- h;
ten account of the history of the crop;
a written statement of the expenses
and the profit of the investment and a
ten ear exhibition of corn taken from di
the contest acre must be made to the M
county secretary at least ten days be- D
fore November 1, 1910.
No announcement of the yield by the
judges shall be made before Novem
Dr. Byron King in Laurens.
Laurens, Oct. 29.-Dr. Byron W. G
King opened tha high school lyceum
course here last Thursday evening si
with a lecture on "Shakespeare,"
which in the opinion of every one who
heard it, was the finest entertainment al
of its kind ever given in Laurens. Dr. di
King lectured to a crowded house that
showed their appreciation with round a
after round of hearty applause. Ic
While Dr. King proposed to give a a
lecture, and did give a good one, it
was entirely different from the usual fi
dry speech that every one expects M
when buying a ticket to an entertain
ment of this name. The speaker's C
deep, rich voice and inimitable ge--I
tures were features of his oratory Ic
that carried the large audience with
him all through the evening. His i1
luminating references to the works of
Shakespeare, in which he carried the
listener from the most solemn to the
most humorous with perfect ease, h
won for him close attention and con
tinual applause. a
Friday morning Dr. King delighted
the school children with an 'hour of
fun, mixed with some good, sound ad- T
vice. He leaves Laurens with a big te
string of warm friends and admirers. ci
The following invitations have been vi
received in Newberry: u
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Henry Evans H
request the pleasure of your compan.
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. James Hollner Stone jP
on Wednesday. the sixteanth of No
at six o'cloak
roll Mills, Johnnie Adams, Willie
Mack Loster, Olin Adams, James Rich
ardson, Henry Hentz, D. R. Wallace, I.
M. Sm-nith, Jr., Hugh Epting, Carl Ept
ing, Hermie Kibler Emanuel Wicker,
Leland Boozer, Thomas Hayes, Willia
Dominick, James L. Stephens, Andrew
Cook, Sammie Cook, Freddie Cook,
William Wendt, Jr., J. S. Wheeler, Jr.,
Carroll Leitzsey, Claude Wilson, Ed
ward Stuck, Frank Stuck, Miller
Stuck, T. Maffett Fant, R. C. Crump
ton, W. A. Crumpton, Thomas Leitz
sey, Otis L. Crooks.
Five-ear contestants: Carroll Mills,
Johnnie Adams, Willie Mack Lester,
James Richardson, Henry Henltz, I.
M. Smith, Jr., Hugh Epting, Carl Ep
ting, Hermie Kibler, Leland Boozer,
Thomas Hayes, Willie Dominick, An
drew Cook, Sammie Cook, Freddie
Cook, William Wendt, Jr., J. S. Wheel
er, Jr., Claude Wilson, Edward Stuck,
Frank Stuck, Miller Stuck, T. Maffett
Of course those contesting in the
matter of reports are included in the
other contests, and those contesting in
the matter of yield are also as mat
ter of course included in the list of
those entering the other contests as
Dr. Byron W. King Tonight.
Do not miss hearing Dr. King to
night. He will lecture in Holland Hall,
8.15 on "Eyes that see not and ears
that hear not," or "All the world's a
stage." Dr. King is a great man. His
books on oratory are studied all over
the globe. Among some of his stud
ents were Ex-President McKinley,
John Temple Graves, John Ingalls. He
has acted on the stage in Shakespeare
with the great Booth and others. The
New York Herald says of him: "At
the head of his profession." An Ohio
paper says: "It is said that no man
on the American continent today is
his equal." Russell Conwell says: "A
genuis, 'a king of the platform."
Now what do our friends who heard
him say? Prof. Jonei,. of Laurens,
asks me to print this statement: "We
people of Laurens have heard some
of the best 'lecturers on the platform
and we consider King the best we
have ever heard. Our people want
him back again this eason yet. Oh, but
he is great! I hope all the Newberry
people will make a special effort to
hear him Tuesday night."
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, of Prosperity,
says: "For the information of the
Newberry people who 'have never
beard King, tell them 'he is the finest
we have ever heard anywhere. You
"'an't advertise him too highly. He
will make good. A number of Pros
perity people will come to Newberry
to hear him Tuesday night if possible.
He is grand."
It is scarcely worth while for the
management to say more about Dr.
King except we urge you to come for
your sakes, the town's sake and the
sake of the lyceum course. We need
you and you need us. Come on time
as we are expecting a good crowd.
Those who 'have not received season
tickets for the seven attractions may
get them at the door tonight. Dourble
tickets $3.50, single $2.00. Dr. King
is a high priced man but in order that
we all may hear him, single admission
for this particular attraction will be
only 50 cents.
Death of John N. Aull.
News and Courier.
M4. Jnlo. M. Aull died s'uddenly
about 4 o'clock on Friday, while work-I
ing on the roof of Matthews & Bouk
night's livery stables. He had not1
complained of being sick. Death was
due to heart failure. He was buried
on Saturday at St. Marks church. Mr.
Aull was reared near Pomaria, and
was a brother of Messrs. Adam and
George Aull and of Mrs. Fanny Crom
er and Mrs. Mary Werts.
Luther Burbank, the plant wizard,
at a'dinner at Sanl:a Rosa praised Cal
ifornia as a winter and summer re
"Besides our superb climate and our
superb scenery." ended Mr. Burbank.
"there is the further advantage of
our reasonable prices. There are no
Monte Carlo prices here.
1"At a Mone e Carlo hotel the pro
p'rietor said one day to the clerk:
"'Has Lord Loftus, room 373, re
ceived his bill yet?'
I"'Yes, sir,' said the clerk. 'I sent it
up 'to him an hour ago.'
"'Strange!' said the proprietor. 'A
FOR RURAL CHILDREN
r. J. B. O'Neall Holloway Made Ad
dress at Dacusville on Duties of
Rural School Communities.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway, of New
rry, passed through the city yester
LY on his return from Dacusville in I
ickens county where he delivered
i address on the subject of educa
:n and In the interest of the Farm- I
s' union, of which he is the State
uturer and general field worker. The
Lthering at Dacusville was creditable
> the citizens of that wide-awake and
iblic spirited community. This
hool district will soon vote on the
iestion of using bonds to erect a
Litable high school building to ac
ommodate the large number of chil
-en in that district and the sur
Punding school districts. They hope
erect a $2,500 or $3,000 school
ilding and equip it with the best
Mr. Holloway's address was along
Le line of duty and feasibility of
tral school communities offering the
ry best facilties to the country
ildren and suggested in addition to
e literary course offered that indus
ial branches be added so as to meet f
te needs of the great majority of
untry boys and girls who will nev
- have the opportunity of attending
illege. Mr. Holloway also urged the
atter of general education among
te farming class, showing by intelli
nt methods the increased yields in
rn and cotton and the general bet
rment in the agricultural districts
Ld been accomplished. He urged
te farmers union members to inform
emselves in their organization and
duce others who are not members
'join. That by the education of the
embership and cooperation along
e lines of selling and sane and in
lligent distribution of their cotton
op could they hope to get a remun
ation price for it.
Mr. Holloway expressed himself as
tarmed with the interest of the peo
e of Dacusville on educational and
ricultural lines and he confidently
-edicts a great future for this com
unity with the establishment of its
gh school and its increasing interest
. farming which he saw on every
Lnd during his visit.
The district convention of the fourth
strict, I. 0. 0. F., will be held with
ollcihon lodge, No. 112, on Saturday,
ecember 3. The following is the
First session-public-3.30 p. m.
Address of welcome by It :v. J1. E.
Lies, of Mollohon lodge; I. H. Hunt,
Response by Kenneth Baker. of
Address by grand lodge officers on 1
ibjects of their own selection.
Business sessIon 4.30 p. m.
Roll call and reports from lodges
id business generally. Questions for 1
1. Have our district meetings been
success? If not, why not? Discussion i
d by J. M. Davis, F. P. McGowan
id J. W. Canfield.
2. Shall the minimum funeral bene
:s be increased? W. C. Kelley, J. F.a
3. Our orphan horne and its mission.
.L. Blease, J. C. Cox.
Night sesion held in hall of Pulaski
dge. Conferring first degree.
J. F. McConnell,
"I hear that Burke and his wife
ve decided to separate."
"Yes, it is a very sad case. I'm
raid the breach is irreparable."
"You don't say!"
"Yes, you see, it was this way: I
be other day, when Mrs. Burke en- ]
rtained the members of tthe Ibs-mn
ub, Burke insisted upon showing I
adam, the president, through the
mily library, which contains 15 t
lumes and a compendium of all
eful information.-Chicago Record
The attention of a hansom cab dri"
was called to a purse lying on the 1
at of his cab as he "crawled" along
ccadilly. He winked and said:1
"Well, sir, when trade's bad I put i
ere-it's empty-and yu'd be sur -
IR. F. P. MIMNAUGH
DIES IN COLORADO
Vas One of the Largest Dry Goods
Merchants of Asheville Before
He Went West.
Lsheville Citizen, Oct. 25.
Friends of Mr. Frank P. Mimnaugh
vere shocked yesterday to receive
iews of his death, which occurred in
)enver, Col., Friday night, after a
everal weeks' illness of typhoid pneu
Mr. Minnaugh lived in this city
Lbout fifteen years ago and for five
rears was engaged in the dry goods
usiness, occupying one of the largest
,tores in the city on Patton avenue.
ie left here and went to California,
vhere he was likewise engaged in
usiness for many years.
Mr. Mimnaugb was born in the
qorth of Ireland, 52 years ago. He
ollowed John L. Mimnaugh to this
ountry and for years was associated
vith him in business in Columbia, S.
3. Afterward he lived for some time
n Greenville and from there came to
his city. Later he went West and
'r six or seven years has been estab
ished in business in the Colorado cap
tal, where he had prospered. Mr.
dimnaugh was a man who made many
iends and kept them. His was a
)articularly hearty and generous na
ure and he counted his warm friends
>y the score. The three brothers
rohn L., Frank P. and James A.-spent
L week together in New York city dur
The body will arrive in Columbia on
uesday afternoon. The funeral ser
rices will be held at St. Peter's church
n Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
nterment will be in the family plot at
it. Peter's cemetery.
Mr. Mimnaugh was unmarried and
eaves survivir- him two brothers,
Fames A. Mimnaugh, of Newberry, S.
3., and John L. Mimnaugh, of Colum
da, S. C.
BLA*E ON OPERATOR.
Phe Telegrapher Says He Pulled
Semaphore and That it Failed to
Display Danger Signal.
The coroner's jury at McCormick
esterday placed on Telegraph Oper
itor I. W. Browder, the blame for the
eath of the victims of the Charles
on and Western Carolina wreck,
which occurred near there Sunday.
The flacts elicited at the inquest
howed that the train dispatcher had
iven order for the two trains, Nos.
!and 8, to meet at McCormick.
lrowder failed to give orders to the
:onductor of tra.in No. 8, allowing the
rain to clear from the station be
ore the arrival of No. 2, the result
eng the head-on collision half way
etween McCormick and Plum
ranch, the next station.
Browder states that he pulled the
temaphore on the receipt of order to
old train No. 8 at McCormick and
hinking the danger signal bad work
41, he proceeded with his other du
.ies laying the train order on his
esk. He says that the semaphore
ailed to work, leaving train No. 8
clear signal. He was busy with an
musual rush of ticket sales and
inking the danger signal was dis
1ayed did not hurry about giving the
:onductor his train order.
As soon as he could he started to
id the conductor and was dismayed
o find that the train had pulled out
f the station and that only its tail
ights were visible. In a few min
ites the crash of the colliding trains
was heard although distant about
w, miles and a half.
A Word to the Public.
Wanted-Kind-hearted people to
telp me sustain the Sheltering Arms
They have been a blessing to near
y 500 homeless women and children.
Mothers have been received with
heir children and given a chance to
aise them under helpful influences.
We employ no servants. Have no
said officials. All money goes for ab
Over 400 people have gone out to
We need help for our five families
LW very badly.
Send contributions either to Min
C. W. Simons. Summorville. S. C..
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Mr. E. W. Werts Has Appendietis
Personal Mention of Home-Folks
Prosperity, Oct. 31.-Rav. and M.;
I. S. Caldwell have returned from
Staunton, Va., accompanied by Mrs.
Oaldwell's brother, Mr. Boyce Bell.
Mrs. C. T. Wyche and daughterA
Cairo, spent Saturday in Columbia.
Miss Sallie Pugh, of Route No. 1'
left last waek for a visit to friends la
Kingstree, S. C.
Mr. Granville Wyche, of the Univer
sity of South Carolina, spent the week
end at home.
Miss Katherine Bell, of Staunton,
Va.. spent several days in town, ed
route to her school In Anderson.
Mrs. Ella Bedenbaugh, of Kiblee,
spent Monday In town shopping.
M- E. W. Werts, a prominent cotton'
buyer of our town, was taken early,
Sunday morning with appendicitis. He
left Monday morning for the Columbi
hospital for an operation and hopas to
be back at his business in ten days
or two weeks.
Mr. Robert Wise is home from New
berry college nursing a sprained ankle
which he-recelved on the athletic field.
Mesdames W. A. Moseley and J. C.
Schumpert left today for Columbia,
where they expect a pleasant week
with friends and at the fair grounds.
The Disastrous Exception.
Man has within. the last century
applied the principles of physics an4
mechanics to the problem of the an
nihilation of time and distance with
wonderful results, but occasionally
we are reminded that however uni
form these princples may be there
remains a human element in the
equation which Is very fallible. An
illustration of this fact is~to be seen
in the cause of the disastrous wreck
on the Charleston & Western .Caro
lina Railroad In Abbeville county, S.
C., on Sunday.
The train dispatcher wired to the
agent at McCormick a "meet" order,
affecting two trains approaching from
oprosite directions. The agent re
ceipted for the order and as a matter
of routine pulled thb semaphore con
nection at his elbow, an operation
which he hlad performed several times
a day probebly for months without
its ever having failed to set the dan
ger signal. A rush of applicants for
tickets distracted his attention and he
neglected to assure himself that the -
mechanism bad worked for the hun
dred and first time. One of the trains
arrved and the agent, confident that
the danger signal was flying and that
the conductor would await orders,
continued to sell tickets. Wen he
closed his window and looke for his
man 'the trwin was several hundred
yards on its way to an inevitable
smash-u P. Tt ebanced that the sema
phore mechanism bad failed to re
spond and that the sinl the conduc
tor read g'ave him a clear track.
Negligent? Certainly it was negli
gence in the agent not to take every
precaution in the discharge of his im
portant duties, but the young man is
as much to be pitied es condemned.
In $ct, if only those criticize him who
have never been guilty . of similar
lapses the cbiorus of condemnatiCki
will be faint. It is characteristic of
human nature that habituZal actions
are gradually removed from the con
trol of the volitional portions of the
brain and given over to the care of
reflex, almost involuntary, action
centres. In 999 cases out of 1,000
this is done with Impunity. It waS'
the McCormiCk a.gent'e misfortune to
be the exception which goes to prove
the rule.-Charlotte Observer.
A Twentieth Century Lullaby.
Father's in his monoplane, sailing
round the moon,
Mother, in the taxicab, won't be home
Brother's in his motor-boat, on the
Rock, wee motor-cradle, in the nur
See the Silver Dream-Balloon, down
the Milky Way,
Floating through the starry drift to
bear you far away!
Aeronats with poppies crowned at
the helm I see
ok. wo'Pn motor-cradle, in the~ nur
--J'. T. M. in Life.