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ttractive Program Creditably Carried
Out by Children's Missionary So
ciety of Mayer Memorial.
The Children's Missionary society
of Mayer Memorial Lutheran church,
held a public meeting Sunday evening
at 8 o'clock, which was as interesting
as it was largely attended. The
church was literally packed. The pul
pit and chancel were tastily decorated
with ferns. Excellent music was fur-.
nished by the choir, Miss Lera Koon
performing at the piano, and Mr.
Frank Miller with cornet. The chil
dren did splendidly and reflected cred
it upon themselves, as well as upon
those who had so painstakingly drill
ed them.
This society was organized about
three years ago with a mere handful
of children. Since then it has en
joyed a steady and encouraging in
crease in membership, so that now it
is an organization thoroughly alive
and active.
The following wide-awake young
people are at the head of the organ
ization: President. Miss Ethel Koon;
vice president, Miss Amy Wertz; sec
retary, Miss Lera Koon; treasurer.
Edgar Hiller; superintendent, Mrs.
Bertha Cook.
The president. Miss Ethel Koon,
presided with an ease and grace that
would have been a credit to one of long
experience and mature years.
The contribution at the close of the
meeting amounted to $4.02.
The. following program was render
Song-"To and Fro." 226.
Welcome--Edgar Hiller.
Prayer-Rev. J. D. Shealy.
Song-"What Are We For?"
Recitation, "What Can .I Do?"
Louise Merchant.
Recitation, "A Reminder"-Jennie
Belle Burton.
Recitation, "Help the World Along"
-Joseph Taylor.
Reading, "Little Corners"-Grace
- Recitation, "The Little Japanese
Girl"-Lucile Hiller.
Reci-tation, "Here Am I; Send Me"
-Cecil Merchant.
Recitation-Alice Thompson.
Song-"Tell it Out," 109.
Recitation, "The Sinner's Refuge"
Arthur Kizer.
Reading, "The Mite Box With Wood
Sen Legs"-Miss Amy Werts.
Song-"'Do It Now," 248.
Recitation, "Indoor Sun"-Grace
Reading, "A Cluster of American
Be'aties"-Miss Lera Koon.I
Recitation, "Sending the Gospel"
Aumerle Eargle.
Solo--Miss Amy Werts.
Recitation. "My Little Red Mite
Box-Elsie Kizer.
Recitation, "The Giving He Likes
Best"-Leona Livingston.
Recitation. "Only a Single Penny"
-Mamie Rister.
Song-G,race Eargle and Grace
Thompson, while the children gave
their offerings.
Song-"Oh, Let Your Llght Shine,"
Benediction-Rev. J. D). Shealy.
Attorney General Was Not Especially
Concerned With Pressing This
Case, It is Said.
Columbia, May 20.-A serious sit
uation has arisen with regard to any
further consideration of the case
against the Ric'hland Distilling com
pany. of this city, against which con
cern the old dispensary commission
claimed a judgment of $625,000, and in
regard to which a communication was
recently sent by the new c1ommission
to Attorney General Lyon, requesting
'him to proceed with the case.
Attorney General Lyon stated this
morning th.at he has. as yet, received~
no communication from the new dis
pensary commission about the reso
lution passed a few days ago and pub- j
lished in the press of the State. Mr.
Lyon has no statement to make at
this time about the case.
It is learned that the contract for
the pressing of the Richland Distillery
case and the other pending litiga-]
tion was with the Atlanta firm of at-1
torneys, and this work was largely in
the hands of Cont T. B. Felder. On the
Richland Distillery case and other
dispensary litigation. Messrs. B. L.
Abney. of this city. and W. F. Steven
son, of Cheraw, were employed with
or by Mr. Felder. The understanding
is, therefore. that when Mr. Felder's
contract was cancelled by the new
dispensary commission., both Messrs.
Stevenson and Abney were dismissed
at the same time.
While no official announcement has
been made it would appear on the sur
face that the dismissal of Attorney
Felder presents a new feature and re
vives again the discussion of the At
lanta attorney in connection with the
Richland Distillery company case.
The question that is now being ask
ed is:
"Can Attorney General Lyon press
the Richland Distillery company case
in view of the fact that this litigation
was in the hands of other counsel?"
It is known that the details of the
Richland Distillery case were known
to Col. Felder and to Messrs. Abney
and Stevenson, and that Mr. Lyon was
not especially concerned with the
pressing of this litigation. He is now
asked by the dispensary commission
to go ahead with the ease.
Mr. Lyon makes no official state
ment, and he will have none until the
communication is received from the
dispensary commission, but it can be
safely stated that his reply will be
along the line pointed out above.
It is not yet known what can be
done, in the light of these circum
stances, as to the local distillery case.
The commission meets again on May
29, and at that time Col. Felder has
been asked to appear. Messrs. Lyon,
Stevenson and~ Abneygwili also be
asked to appear at that time. It is
anderstood that there is grave doubt
about Mr. Felder's appearing here.
Hob Works Daring Trick to Get Negro
Lake City, Fla.. May 21.-Masque
rading as officers of the law, a dozen
men app-eared at the ccunty jail at 2
o'clock this morning and presented a
bogus telegram to the credulous six
teen-year-old son of the sheriff, order
ing the release of Mark Norris, Jr.,
Jerry Gusto and four other negroes,
who hald been held hiere for safe-keen
ing on the charge of murdering B. B.
Smith, a saw milil man at Wadesbor
augh, Leon county, and wounding an
.ther white man named Register on
May 12.
The men, who had come from Talla
bassee .to Lake City in automobiles,
arried the negroes about a mile out
ide of La;ke City, compelled the ne
groes to stand abreast and about ten
:omenced firing with Winchesters
and pistols until every one of them 'had
beern riddled with bullets. The firing
lasted about a half hour. and a few
straggling citizens found the negroes,
b.utchered beyond recognition, just be
fore daybreak.
For the Best Service ?ossible.
Clinton Chronicle, 18th.
We publish today an article sent
out by Mr. Thomas E. Wicker, pres-i
ent of the association of rural f'ree
ieivery carriers of South Carolina,
which we trust will be read by all.
M~r. Wicker is deeply interested in
the work of this association, and is
ever reaching out for better things.
hroughout his entire address he
irges the carriers throughout the
tate to give the best service possi
:>le. The spirit which he ,would ani
nate his fel'low mail-carriers with is
lot a spirit of performing those du
:ies which they are obliged to do, but
:o ever endeaver to give the ,public
etter service. His address contains
ome good sentim'ent, and should not
>nly be read by the carriers, but by
Card of Thanks.
Dear friends and neighbors: We
~vant those of you, who were so kind
ind unt.ring in your acts of kindness
uring the recent sickness and death
f our dear lit.tle habe, to know that
ve appreciate from the bottom of our
~1earts every act of kindness that you
so willingly showed us.
M y God bless each one of you and
et your days of usefulness be long
ip'e' the earth. is the sincere prayer
> i*.1 bereaved p)arents.
M a Mrs .1 El Long
Exercises in Supreme Court Roon on
June 5th.
Columbia. May 20.-On June 5. at
12 o'clock noon. there will be held in
the supreme court room exercises in
honor of the memory of the late Y. J.
Pope. who was formerly chief justice
of the supreme court of this State.
The attorney general will present
suitable resolutions and responses
will be made by J. C. Sheppard. of
Edgefield; R. W. Shand. of Columbia;
James Simons. of Charleston; R. T.
Janes. of Walhalla, and Gen. U. R.
Brooks, of this city.
Personal Notes of Interest-Death of
Little Ethel Estelle Felker
Other Natters.
We are having dry and hot weather
now. Rain is needed very much on
grain and crops.
Mr. Johnnie Harmon. accompanied
by his niece, little Miss Clara Ringer,
spent a few days with his sister, Mrs.
Edgar Long. of the Tranwood section.
Mrs. W. F. Koon has returned to
her home after ,a pleasant visit at
her brothers's, Mr. W. F. Suber's.
Miss Mamie Eargle is spending a
few days with her sister, Mrs. H. M.
Mr. Morris Oxner is visiting rela
tives and friends in this community.
Little Ethel Estelle, infant daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Felker, died
at her -home on Tuesday, May 16, 1911,
making her earthly pilgrimage 11
months, and was laid to rest on Wed
nesday following. in the St. Matthews
cemetery, with services conducted by
the Rev. I. E. Long. Little Ethel was
a sweet, loving child, loved by all
who knew her.
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It will no doubt be interesting to
a number of the readers of The Her
ad and N-ews to know who are the
members of the Chautauqua associa
tion, who have put up the guarantee
to secure this delightful entertain
ment for the people of Newberry. The
following are those who 'have guar
anteed the amount forwarded to se
cure Chautauqua week, including a
lecture by William Jennings Bryan
and Richmor.d P. Hobson:
John B. Mayes.
Thos. P. Johnson.
Henry Lee Dean.
Jno. C. Goggans.
H. H. Pikard.
J. N. McCaughrin.
W. A. McSwain.
1. H. Hunt.
W. G. Mayes.
J. H. West.
Jno. C. Goggans, Jr.
Eugene S. Blease.
J. H. Wicker.,
M. M. Buford.
Jno. W. Eartardt.
Chas. E. Summer.
W. G. Houseal.
E. H. AulV.
J. E. Norwood.
P. E. Scott.
J. M. Davis.
Robert Norris.
C. D. Weeks.
J. H. Baxter.
0. Klet-tner.
Geo. S. Mower.
J. C. Sample.
Alex. D. Hudson.
E. C. Sonnenburg.
W. A. Price.
J. J. Langford.
Sam. P. Crotwell.
Burton School Closing.
The exhibition at tne closing of
Burton school was held in the W. 0.
W. hall near the school building on
Friday evening, and was en.joyed by
large audience of friends and pat
rons of the school.
The program was carried out
splendidly and showed much interest.
both by teacher and scholars.
Messrs. Wheeler and Wallace. of
ewberry, and Dr. W. D. Senn, a
rustee, were present, and gave short
alks that were very interesting. This
vening of entertainment closed a
ery neiccessful year for the schood
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Veterans desiring crosses of honor
June 3. will please send their applica
tions at once to Mrs. J. E. Norwood,
president Drayton Rutherford chap
ter. U. D. C.
A pleasant meeting of the Wednes
day Afternoon club was held with
Mrs. Herman Wright. A shirt-waist
contest proved most entertaining.
Mrs. C. H. Cannon receiving as a
prize an embroidered shirt waist
front. A delightful salad course was
served during the afternoon to Mes
dames W. G. Houseal, C. H. Cannon,
Reid Boyleston, Jno. K. Aull, Frank
Sligh. W. C. Schenck. L. G. Eskridge,
and Misses Mary Carwile Burton.
Daisy Cannor. Sarah Houseal, Ger
trude Carwile Cora Dominick. Carrie
Lou Connon, Blanche Davidson. Lois
Goggan's. Anita Davidson, Elizabeth
* * *
The Luther league of the Church of
the Redeemer had an exceptionally
pleasant social evening Tharsday at
the home of Dr. E. B. Setzler. A fea
ture of the evening was the writing of
telegrams. each word of which had to
begin with a letter contained in Luth
er league. During the evening de
lightful refreshments were served.
* * *
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Harms en-ter
tained the graduating class of New
berry college Friday evening with a
reception, the young ladies of the col
lege -helping in entertalmng the
guests. Partners for the evening
were found by the matc~n-g or post
cards and the enlarging of "Mother
Goose" rhymes. A refreshing ice
course was served.
The ninth grade of the high school
entertained the tentb on Friday in a
most delightful way. The guests were
received on the beautiful lawn of Dr.
and Mrs. Jas. McIntosh, which was
lighted with Japanese -lantedns and
electric lights. The affair proved
most enjoyable to all present.
Brothers Presidents.
Salisbury Post.
By the election of Rev. Dr. M. M.
Kinard, of .Salisbu.ry, as president .of
the North Carolina Lutheran synod,
which took place last week in Wil
mington, an unusual occurrence is
noted. At the last annual convention
of the South Carolina Lutheran synod,
which was held in Charleston, S. C..
the Rev. James D. Kinard, brother of
Rev. M. M. Kinard. Ph. D., was chosen
president of that body. This places
the Kinard brothers at the head*
the district synods of the two Caro
linas at the same time. a thing which
perhaps has not taken place before in
these States. Certainly not in the
Lutheran synods of the two States.
Union Times, 19th.
Mr. John Aughtry. of Whitmire, and
Miss Ida Caldwell, of Union, were
united in holy matrimony Tuesday
morning, May 16, at 10 o'clocK. The
ceremony was pronounced in the home
of Mr. Joseph Sanders, where the
bride has made her home for some
time. Oply the immediate friends of
the young+~couple were~ present. Rev.
L. L. Wagnon officiated.
Death of a Veteran.
.D. M. Butler. a former member of
Company "B" of South Carolina, Third
South Carolina Volunteers, died on
May 20, at his home near Good Hope
church. Age 74 years. He was a cor
poral in Company "B," and a good
soldier. He was a member of the Bap
tst church.
Illinois Senate Wants More Probing.
Passes Resolution Emphasizing
Gravity of Situation.
Springfield, Ill., May 18.-Declaring
that William Lormer's election to
the United States senate was brought
about by bribery and corruption, and
that the gravity of t:he situation in
volving the integrity and good name
of Illinois and the welfare of the
country demands further inv'estiga
tion, the Illinois senate today, by a
vote of 31 to 10, adopted a resolution
asking that the United States senate
ropenn th oi nicr invstigation.
Of the Associate Reformed Presbyte
rian Church-Interesting Pro
gram Carried Out.
On Wednesday afternoon between
the hours of 4 and 6 o'clock the moth
ers and babies of the Cradle Roll were
entertained by te primary class and
their three teachers. The following
was the program:
Prayer by Rev. J. W. Carson.
March of the primary class to the
stand, where they gave " A Cradle Roll
Kind friends, we welcome you to our,
We're glad to have you come;
It makes us happy to see you here,
In this our Sabbath home.
Our little band, with heart and hand,
New welcomes you here today.
-Sophia Nell Crotwell.
What is the cradle roll-The very
small children.
It is a class, or department, for the
tiny babies who are too small to come
to Sabbath school. We put their
names on the cradle roll, and then,
when they are three years old, bring
them into the Beginners class.-Mary
Francis Jones and Lula Neele Half
Why do we,have a cradle roll?
Small boys-George Martin, Haskell
Mims, Foster Martin, Eliott Daven-1
port, James B. Robertson, Moore.
Because Jesus said, "Suffer the lit
tle children to come unto me, and for
bid them not for of such is the king
dom of heaven."-Selma Crotwell.
"And he took them in his arms, put
his hands upon them, and blessed
them."-Callie Boyd Parr.
Who is enrolled in the cradle roll?:
-Ruby Sligh George Martin, Has-;
kell Mims, and E. Wherry.
"Babies short and babies tall,
Babies big and babies small,
Blue-eyed babies, babies fair,
Brown-eyed babies with lots of hair,
Babies so tiny they can't sit up,
Babies that drink from a silver cup;
Babies that coo, babies that creep,
Babies that can only eat and sleep;
Babies that laugh and babies that
Babes quite big enough to walk;
Dimpled fingers and uimpied feet,
What in the world is 'half so sweet
As babes that jump, laugh, cry and
Eat, sleep, talk, walk, creep, coo, and
all wee babies?" ar
Welcome. welcome, baby band,
Here's our heart and here's our hand;
When you're older, stronger grow.
You will join us here, we know.
-Primary Class.
In his arms 'he lovel to hold,
Gives to you his love untold;
Jesus keep you pure and sweet,
Safely .guide your littlie feet.
Here we hope you'll always fin'd
Every classmate true and kind;
Jesus loves you, babies dear,
Loves to have you very near.
Sophia Nielle Crotwell.
"Heavenly Father, hear our prayer;
Keep within thy constant care
These dear babies thou bhast sent,
To their loving parents lent,
To be taught and trained for you.
May our school its mission do,
Love and pray for. guard them, too."
-Azile Parr.
Music-"Children Come," by class.
Psalm 34.
IMotion exercise by Callie Boyd
Parr. Estelle Moore. Eva Robertson,
Music-"How blest and happy is
the man." Psalm 1.
Talk by the pastor. Rev. Carson.
Talk by the superinten<int of
cradle roll. Mrs. Rosa Carlisle and
presentation of the certificates to new!
members of the cradle roll. Seven
Isweet innocent babes were added to:
the ollfor hisyear.
Refreshments were served on the~
church lawn. A very pleasant after
toon was spent and all sompied to en
jo- the occaionl.
Convicted of Killing Actor In 1905
Last Chapter in Sensational
Gaffney Tragedy.
Columbia, May 21.-George Hasty,
the Cherokee prisoner, sentenced to
life, for the killing of Milan Bennett,
an actor, at Gaffney. December 15,
1905. will leave the State penitentiary
tomorrow a free man. He -has been
granted an absolute pardon by Gover
nor Cole. I. Blease. Hasty will nevier
be tried for the killing of another
member of the same theatrical troupe
at the time that Milan Bennett was
killed. Thus the pardon granted by
Governor Blease ends one of the most
sensationail cases known in the crim
inal annals of South Carolina.
In his cell at the State prison to
night George Hasty knows not tbAt
he 'has been pardoned. The papers
have not been made out in the case
yet. Governor Blease himself has
written across the back of the par
don petition "Pardon granted" and
all that remains to be done Is the
making out of the official papers, the
signing of them by the governor, the
secretary of State, and the affixing
of the great seal of South Carolina
This will be done early Monday morn
ing, and the afternon train will bear
George Hasty to freedom.
Assurance From Governor.
Yet, although he does not know
that his pardon has been - granted,
George Hasty is not without hope. He
was told by Governor Blease as the
chief executive passed through the
prison yard Friday morning that
something would be done for him. "I
don't know how long you will be
here. but I am going to do something
for you soon," Governor Blease told
George Hasty has been within the.
walls of the State penitentiary since
November, 1906. Unlike many prison
ers who enter the prison, time has!
dealt kindly with Hasty. He is a
good-looking young man, and even in
prison garb be at once atracts atten
tion. When 'he was told by Governor
Blease that something might be done
~for him soon, Hasty simply replied,
Thank you, governor," and smiled.
Until the prison officials read of his
pardon in the News and Courier Hasty
will not be informed of his good for
tune. He will be sent out the official
papers Monday, and it is expected that #
he will immediately leave for his
Statement of Case.
From the supreme court records the
following statement of facts was ob
"This was an indictment against
George Hasty, defendant, appellant
herein, under the charge of murder,
for the killing of Milan Bennett, at
Gaffney, said county and State, on
December 15, 1905. On the fourth!
Monday in February, being February
26, 1906, defendant was arraigned and
pleaded 'not guilty' to the indictment"
The Woman in the Case.
Miss Verne Sheridan, a member of
the "Nothing But Money" Theatrical
eompany, a woman of 21 years of age,
was the central fignre of the trial. It
was about her that George Hasty be
came involved in a Quarrel that led
him to kill two men. One of these
two men was Milan Bennett. The
other was Davidson, ailso an actor, for
whose death Hasty will never be
tried, according to the statement of
Solicitor Otts.
Born in New York and reared in ~
New Jersey. Miss Sheridan said she
was 21 years old, and bad been on
the stage four years at the time of
the Gaffney tragedy. It was a little
nusical comedy, "Nothing But
loney." and Miss Sheridan played .
soubrette's part. Milan Bennett was
the leader of the orchestra.
Brands Miss Sheridan.
In granting the pardon to Georg
[asty. Governor Blease b.rands Mise
Verne Sheridan, not only as a woman
>f doubtful character, but as a thief.
Ihis was the statement with which
Jovernor Blease granted the pardon
o Hasty. He based 'this statemenit
ipon affidavits made to him in the
-rhece amfidaits a to the alUeged

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