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TOLUE XII UMBR S NEWERR9 SUTH ARODA9TUECAY;JANFARY249 19
TATEMENT AS TO HIS FU
Made All Commissions Expire Yes
terday.-Proclamation in The
Governor Blease announced on Fri
*day that ie would issue a proclama
. tion on Saturday revoking the com
missions of all State and county con
stables holding under the dispe*sary
His proclamation, issued on Satur
day,-is given herewith.
Governor Blease has as yet made
mo statement as .to his future course
in the matter.
Following is the proclamation:
Whereas the office of State consta
ble, State detective or county consta
ble o- county detective is for the pub
11e administration of the law, and the
tenure of the office is during the pleas
ure of the governor;
Now, therefore, I, Cole. L. Blelase,
governor of the State of South Caro
%Iina, hereby declare -i +at every com
mission as State constable or State
detietive or oounty constable of coun
ty detective, heretofore issued under
the.act known as the dispensary act,
amd all acts amendatory thereto, or
by any other authority, of law, shafl
-exire on the 23d day of January,
1911, and such comimissions are here
~by declared null and void, and all au
tbority carried by them is hereby re
voked from that date.
Charleston Constables "Quit."
The following is a Oharleston Spe
cial to the Oolumbia. State:
Crarleston, Jan. 21.-'-The chief co.
stable elosed up his office here today
"and he and his two men,, sole surviv
ors of a force e ten men, which grad
ually dwindled, down by resignations,
once they saw the fate in store, left
Charleston and Saturday night, for the
first time in many years, the liquor
dealers were free to sell and handle
the stnif as they desired, since there
-was no possibility of a constabulary
-raid. Chief Bateman has not received
tils discharge, but accepts the news
4 Taper reports and decides to go back
C hief Bateman holds- ti- record in
'e State for large seizures, having
captured during the past'year alone
4 $10,000 worth of stuff, including thou
sands of gallons of liquor an&nmillions
of bottles of beer.
Well Known in N%ewberry..
- Colomba Record.
Mr. Samuel McGowan Simkins,
* elected Tuesday afternoon reaiding
>-clerk to the house of representatives,
was a member of the house from
Edgefield in the sessions *of 1908-09.
His father, Col. John C. Simukins, of
Abbeville, was killed in a night en
counter at Battery Wagner, July 18,
1863. Mr. Simkins was 'educated~ 'at
'Porter Military acadiemy and-the UJni
versity of ,the South, Sane. He is
the aruthot of the pt grand jurn
liaw. His ancesoETeamong the~
founders of EYdgefield.
Formerly of Newberry.
* State, 19th.
irs. E. C. Boland, a lifelong resi
t of Columbia, died at her late resi
ce, 1331 Richland street, last even
.Mrs. Boland was S4 years of age,
widow of the late George Boland.
e is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
. J. :May, of Columbia, and three
ns, George E. Boland, of Columbia,
ohn T. B oland, of Richmond, Va., and
V. H. Loland, of Albany, N. Y.
Mrs. Boland was a member of th
Main Street Methodist church. Fun
eral arrangements have not yet been
News of Excelsior.
Ex'celsior, Jahi. 23.--Miss Dora Mi
ler, of Little Mountain, has been
spending a few days with Miss .Jennie
Miss Lora Nates and little Miss Nan
.nie Lee Young will1 go down to Or
a'ngeburg this week to spend several
days with her sister, Mrs. Willie Blan
ton and. family.
We congratulate The Herald and
News in getting out the "inaugural"
extra in so short a time. That The
Herald and News will give th? readers
the news while it is fresh is no joke.
A goorl newspaper.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Lee's Birthday Celebrated on Thurs
day,With Appropriate Exercises.
Prosperity, Jan. 23.-Mrs. W. R. El
more is the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. E. B. Kibler.
Miss Lizzie Hawkins spent the
week-end at home.
Mr. Geo. S. Merchant has accepted
the position as policeman at Bishop
Mr. Ernest Sam Kohn, of Little
Mouiltain, is visiting at the Wise hotel.
Mr. W. L. Dominick has opened up
a fancy grocery store In the Hunter
building formerly occupied by B. Maf
Mr. E.. B. Kibler has accepted a
position with' the wholesale firm of H.
G. Werts & Company, .t Columbia.
Our little town is being visited by
the Jno. R. Smith Caxn-ival company.
-Lee's Birthday was celebrated by
the William Lester chapter of U. D.
C. on the 19th, at the city thall. The
devotional services were conducted by
Rev. E. W. 'Leslie. There were ad
dresses by Revs. S. P. Morris and I. S.
MUCH COTTON SOLD.
Over 500 Bales Marketed During the
Week in Little Mountain.
Little Mountain, Jan. 21.-Over 5001
lbales of cotton have been marketed
1here this week. The prevailing price
was 15 cents and about $35,000 have
been placed in the hands of tle far
mers. ' Very little, is being held for
At a .recent meeting of the directors
of the Little Mountain Building and
I-nvestment'company an annual divi
dend of 8 per cent. was declarw. The
company, though small, bespeaks the
progress of the town.
' lhe output of - the oil mill and fer
tfizer company to the present date
this season is equal to the entire out
put of last year. With warehouses
full of seed and more to come, the
run of 'the mill will extend well into
the spring. The mill has always had
a reputation for the high grade of its
producwts, alid this season 'the manage
ment devised bolting machinery
whe-reby a fancy grade ,of cotton seed
meal is manufactured. This meal has
become much in demand and sells at
GREENWOOD TO BE TERMINUS.
City Accepts Proposition of Electric
Greenwood, January 19.-Green
wood gets the southern terminus of
the Greenville, Anderson and Spar
taniburg rail.way. At a large and en
thusias:tic mneetin'g of business men
here today, Messrs. J. B. and B. N.
Duke, through their representative,
Mr. W. S. Lee, president of the South
een Power company, made a definirte
proposition to the people of Greens
wood an4 it was timmediately accept
Mess J. B. and B. N. Duke and
party, consi'sting of Messrs. W. S. Lee,
H. J. Haymeisworth, W. J1. Thackstoni,
CaptE. A. SLmyth, Z. V. Taylor and J.
P. Arrington, arrived here 'this morn
ing in the private car "Rocket." Thaey
wetimediately- to the city hall,
w here a large number of business meni
had g'ath'?red to 'hear the definitet
proposition. There have been pre
vious meetings, and last summer tihe
town voted the sonn of $35,000, to be
used in t.aking stock in the road. To
day, at thle conclusion of Mr. W. S.
Le's talk, in whieh Lhe proposition~
was nude to Gr'eenrwood. Mr. A. F. Mc
Kissick moved that it be accepted and
it was unanimrously' carried.
A committee, consisting of Messrs.
A. F. McKissick, S. H. McG-hee and F.
B. G-rier, was appointed, by Mayor
Baker, to hav.e charge of the matter of
appointing .sub-committees to atcend
to the details of securing rights of
way, terminal and the balance of the
subscription. This afternoon there is
lacking only $30,000 of the amount re
quired in subscriptions, and it is be
lieved that it will take but a short
time to secure that sum.
IMany do w'th opportunities as chil
dren do at the sEaside; they fill their
little hands with~ sand, 'and then let
the grains fall through, one by one.
u-ni al r- ~go ne. v T. Jones.
JYO. M. SCFIDIPERT DEAD.
Former Supervisor of Newberry Coun
ty Succumbed to Pneumonia Sat
Jno. M. Schumpert died -at his home
in the lower part of the county at 3.25
o'clock on Saturday afternon, after an
I illness of about two weeks with. pneu
monia. He had been in declining hearlth
for over a year, having suffered a
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JNO. M. SCHUMPERT.
severe attack of pneumonia last year.,
Mr. Sehumpirt was sixty-three
years of age. He was supervisor of
Newberry county from 1901 through
1904, and also for one term some time
prior to 1901. After he left the super
visor's office he devoted 'himself to bis
Mr. Sdbumpert as a lad of sixelen
enlisted in the Confederate service
during the closing years of the war.
After the\ war he taught school for
ten years in this county, and for sev
eral years in, Mississippi.
Mr. Schu-mpet was a leading far
mer of the lower section of the county.
He was a good and useful citizen, a
man of generous heart and of genial
disposition, and he had many warm
friends, who were painead by the news
of his death.
He was a member of Mt. Pilgrim
chu-rch, and had been an officer in the
church for many years. He was ever
ready to assist iii the work of the
church, anid was ever ready to give
of his time and means to that end.
*He is suwrvived by his wife, who was
Miss Jane Monts, a daughter of the
late Levi Monts, 'and four sons-ra'
B., Levi B., and Cyrus, of this county,
and Perry A., of Atlanta, where he-is
connected with the Southern $3ell. He
is also survived by one brother, B. B.
Schumnpert, of Prosperity.
The funeral was at Mt. Pilgrim
church at 3 o'clock on Sunday after
noon, the services being conducted by
the Rev. 0. B. Shelarouse, his pastor.
Account of Mr. Schumnpert's Death
Excelsior, Jan. 23.-Mr. John M.
Schumnpert, who has been confined to
his 'room the past two weeks with
pneumonia, died at his home in Mt.
Pilgrim section on Sagtrday after
'noon at 3 o'clock, aged 'about 63 yea.rs.
The funeral service was held in Mt.
Pilgrim church Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock, the se.rvice being conducted
by his pastor, the Rev. 0. B. Sh.ear
ouse, the congregation being one of
the largest ever seen at a burial 'ser
vice, showing the high esteem in
which the deceased was held. The
remains were -laid to rest in the ceme-'
tery n"ar the church. Mr. Schumpert'
wa a me-nber of Mt. Pilgrim church,
rnd has been an officer in the church
for a good Torg tin?. and was always
retand willing to p.orofrm anrv duty
that rrrrt inm .o the beat interests of
Mr. Sc'hu.mpert was formerly sutper
visor of Newberry coun-ty for four
years, being reelecte:i for the second
term, and did all he could for tehe
best interests of his county.
About 1865 Mr. Schumpert volun.
eeredJ and ,ioined the boy army and
wen' to Virginia. but only remai.ned
away a few months. Mr. Schumpert
married Miss Jane Monts, who lived
near Little Mountain. To them were
born five children, four of whom are
living: Ira, Lee, Cyrus and Prof.
Parry, who has been teaching but now
doing other work in Atlanta, Ga. Mr.
Schumpert has only one brother ye'
iving, Mr. B. B. Schumpert, of Pros
perity, who is at lpresent er.gaged in
merchar.dising with Mr. T. r. Sily
Mr Sr-humno-et w-a nne of our inntd
For the Present Week is ki
Miss Anna Koon Win
Saturday was the busiest day in
history of The Herald and News kon
test, the kontest manager remained in
the office several hours after dark in
order to fiish crediting kontestant's
with the many extra ten thousand
votes secured by every ten dollars
sent in that day, and the extra votes
numbered in the hundred thousands.
Each kontestant deservies special men
tion for the splendid work accomplish
ed by her last week. The race for
the bonus of 50,000 votes offered to the
one securing, the most subscriptions
for the week ending Monday, was won
by Miss Jnna Koon with a small ma
jority over Miss Ellen Werts. The
kontest for these bonus offers is al
ways ',.:n, and adds more life to the
lovely battle already on.
Thursday Double Vote Day.
Double vote day met with such great
success the kontest management has
delcided on Thursday, January 26, as
next "double day." Get bizzie.
The many splendid offers made
daring. the last two weeks has called
for much hustling among the kon-test
ants, but since the announcement of
the interesting prize, the Reed Rock
er, given by -Sunmer & Hipp, was
made, eacU young lady in the lively
tusslie has her eye on 'this prize with
the determination to win, and the race
'promises to be "very smokey" until
the winner walks off with this much
sought after rocking chair.
ing farmers, had a good word for
everybody, and all who knew him lov
ed him and spoke well of him. Mr.
Schumpert will be greatly missed in
the home, in the chUrclh, and in the
community in which he lived.
Truly a good useftl man has been'
called to b.is xetward.
The writer extends sympathy to the
bereaved family relatives and friends.
FOR A HOSPITAL
Dr. Meldau Wants Newberry to Get
Busy and Get a HospitaL
Editor The Herald sind News: Don't
you think that Newberry, "the city that
does things," has slept .long enough
in the .matter of that hospital1 or sana
torium, that was s'o much talked aind
written about some time ago--even
going so i'ar 'as to call a special meet
ing of the chamber of commerce, and
inviting thsJ doctors of the city to be
present and give their views? The
writer was included in this invitation,
ani was prnt and it was a warm,
enthusiastic meeting. The unanimity
was perfect, and it did look like the
hospital was auu.'au'fait accomiplii."
Thie next day, or perhaps a day lat
er, there were some papers handed
out to the doctors, on which to secure
subscriptions, but if a single share of1
stock was sold the writer was unaware,
of it. He in passi;ng the residence of
Gol. Dickert one day, was hailed by
the colonel with a request to put him
own for a donation, naming quite a
respectable sum--nothing short about
this. And there are plenty more here
just 'as libera:1 and ready to donate to
so worthy a cause. This was all this
scribe secured, nor did he make any
further attempt to secure any. Neith-I
er, so far as could be lea.rned, did any
of the others secure any stockholders.
Hence the matter 'died out 'ad New
berry went to sleep.
Wherefore the above call1 for N ew
berry to wake up. Let's get together
and organize that hospital at once.
There is no use waiting any longer.
We have the very building right here'
ready fEr the patients, in fact we could
begin taking patients the very day the'
organization was completed.
The writer refers to the Crotwell
hotel. The rooms are even furnished,
not, it is true, as modern hos'pital
roos shou'ld be, but they could be
used for the present. The dining room
is situated so as to mnake it eminmn'y
muitable for the fr:? wggdr. There r
tit. roon:s on all foor\ Tb.' offi .
SMost of Now
>Ur "Oppbrtunity T+eek.
s the Fifty Thousand
irsday Double Vote
Much interest sThould be taken ini
this '"opportunity" to doauble your
votes-take heed kontestants, and get
busy, lets have lots of votes to be
doubled on Thursday. Every thou
sand votes secured now, puts you,
nearer the Cote piano, so 'remember
the time for the winner to claim bis*
grand prize is fast drawin~g near
take advantage of your opportunities.
Be up and doing-and don't let your
self procrastinate-as procrastina
tion is a thief of time and will steal
a beautiful Cote piano from you.
Stan'ding of Contestants.
Pomaria, S. C.
Miss Annie Koon.. ........530,990
. Prosperity, S. C.
Miss Ellen W&ts.. .. .... ..520,230
Einards, S. C.
Mrs. J. A. Dominiek:... ....499,370
Chappells, S. C.
Miss Julia Smith.. ........290,260
Newberry, R. F. D. No. 2.
Miss Joe Caldwell.. ..... .. 110,710
Whitmire, S. C.
Miss Kate Hargrove.. .... .. 68;-,t
Newberry, S. C.
Miss Annie Laurie Lominack.. 52,050
iss Losse May Boozer.. ....9,500
Mrs. Geo. Alexander.... ..:..5,30.
Miss Eula Darby.. ..........1,00
Miss Annie Bouknight.. ....1,000
Miss Eunice Abrams.......-.7,000
Miss Amelia Klettner.. .. .. 1,066
on ground floor has a call system Wa
ready installed. The ki;chen is just'
right, etc., etc. In fact, it is about
hat one would want to build for a
hospital, and here is one already built.
All -tat would be needed'to do, would
be to install an elevator bor passen
gers to make it an ideal and up-to
date 'hospital or sdnatorium. . For the
present, and until sun perlors coulid 4-.
be instal-led under the -roof, the large'
verander in~ f-ront could be 'utilized far -
giving pe:tients sun baths, and also for
the much talked of 'and very beneft
cient open air treatment.
Newberry and Newbertrieins, wake
u,p! 'Tis time to be doing "somiedings
more al'retty." Stop aill that smoney
going to Columbia. Sidetrack a little
of it at Newberry. Let's get busy and
have our san'atorium mady when Drs.
Mower and Pel'ham return from theirT
visit to their anma mater, that they
may practice some of that skill in
surgery that they are sure to acquire
while away. This will also make some
of the older '"saw'bones" "sit up and
take notice." "Go to, thou sluggard!"
j. Alex lyteldau, M. D.
Sighs; Jan. 19.-Mr. J. Leonard
Sease 'has 'gone on -an extended trip to
Lake City, Fla., visiti:ng his daulghters,
Mrs. Julian and Mrs. Nance.
Mrs. E. L. Sease has returned from
a trip to Columbia, visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. I. C. Nunamaker- and her
brothers, Dr. C. L., E. L. and Charlie
Gbler. She also visited her sister at
Irmo, Mrs. Frank Swygert.
Little Louis,.son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus
Bouknight, who has been 'ery ill, it
is gratifying to state, is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Jiinm se, of the Ex
celsior commnity, visited this sec
tion the past week, guests of Mrs. J.
Mr.'Lamar Feagle is home from the
bospital, -having had pneumonia. He
is improving slowly.
One night last week some one at
tempted to rob Mr. Cal Derrick's meat
house. The shingles were torn off,
but the robber could not get inside.
In Anderson county last week an
Elberton jeweler marri-ed a girl whose
rirst name is Ruby. He had an eye
or jewels.--Newberlry Herald and
In Anderson a jeweler married a
~mung lady named Ruby. He believes
n jmewe__.A1eanle Hemlad. 1 9th./
GREAT SAVING ON : RAILROAI
Newberry, Mendenhall 'and Stone]
Battery Townships Affected-Ex.
Seeretary Fred. H. Dominick, of th(
sinking fund -commission for Newber
ry, Mendenhall anid Stoney Batter3
townships, has submitted his annual
report to the delegation from New
berry county in the general assembly
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FRED. H. DOMINICK,
Secretary Towpships Sinking Fund
The report of Secretary Dominick:
w1hich is given herewith dn fu:l show;
that for the years 1908 and 1909, an
including tthe imount for this year, thE
commission hais, by the retirement ol
bonds, saved the townships the sun
of $3,623 in interest, at an expense ol
The secretary estimates that, in
cluding the amounts now on hand and
to be realized from te collection I:
taxes during the year 1910, and aftei
the payment of intevest due in Janu
ary, June and July of this year, therE
will be a total of $37,660 due-only
one-iaif of the original amount of
bonded indebted,ness. The report ree
ommends tv.e passage of an act auth
orizing.- thes S'tate sinking fund corn
mission 'to lend the county a sufficient
amount to .take up these bods the
saecretary believing that the loan couwl
niow be s'ecured 'by the passage of such
an act, which would result in-a saving
of one per cent. interest to tLhe town
sihips, withou't increasing the ,tax levy
the fraction of a mill, accelerating the
final payment of these bonds many
years, and saving the townships thous
a.nds of dollars in interest.
Secretary Dominick has done a great
deal of -work in connection with t.hi
matter, and is -thoroughly familiar
with :the status of the bonded indebt
edness of the townships, and there
would seem <to be no areason w'hatever
why the del'ega.tion should not act up
:m his recommendtion-in fact, it
would seem that ithere is every re-asonr
why .it should. The affairs of the
commiss.ison have been nmanaged in a
ine busiiness mannier, and the recor'ds
of Secretary Dominick, a:re a clear in.
:lex of thre work done by the commis
sion, as well as of what shou'ld yet
The commission is composed of the
;u.pervisor, treasurer, mayor of New
berry, and intendian.t of Prosperity,
with 31r. Dominick as secretary.
Secretary D)omin ick's r.eport is as
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
To the Honorable t.he Dhlegation
from Newberry Couunty in the Genera]
Assembly of the State of South Caro
As secretary of the sinking fund
wmmniission for Newberry, Mendenhall
a.nd Stoniey Battery townships. in
Newberrry county, in the matter of the
railroad bonds of said townships. I re
That duri-ng the~ year 1910, the comn
mission has held three of the five
meetings alloweld by law, at an ex
pense of $47.20, which added t.o the
expenses of the co.mmission for p;e..
tiem, misleage, books, blanks, stamps.
stationery, etc.. makes a total expense
for the commission of $1 79.66 from the
(ContiHmcd on page seven).