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Entered at the Postoffice at New
gery, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, August 8, 1911.
Georgia gets a new congressman
under the new apportionment bill and
South Carolina holds her own.
Supervisor Feagle says he will get
on the Newberry-Prosperity-Little
Mountain road this week. We hope so.
We have not heard any noise like
doing something to secure th- interur
ban or the extension of the Seaboard
from Whitmire or to co-operate in
getting the Blue Ridge extended. Are
the people of Newberry satisfied with
conditions. It is a happy feeling to
be satisfied with yourself and your
conditions. It reminds us of a toast a
friend of ours was wont to get off in
the long ado. "Here's to our noble
selves, there are--few like us."
They seem to be having a hot old
campaign started in Virginia. Mr.
Glass, who is a senatorial candidate,
talls Mr. Lee, who seems to be an
editor, a "hired barlequin,' "an un
nitigated falsifier who has sold out
his paper for political patronage," Mr.
Lee retorts by saying that Mr. Glass
Is "a pernicious liar" and "no gentle
man." This is all very edifying to
the voters who boast that Virginia is
the mother of presidents .and states
We desire to call attention to the
card of "9itizen" in this issue of The
Herald and News, in regard to the
koroner's salary. With the work he
-as to do, and with the prompt and
efzcient manner in'which he does It,
we do not see how Coroner Felker
anget any net salary at all -out of
the position. This is an important of
te anid the pay ought to be corn
tiensurate with Its responsibIlIties
"' d the amoun.t' of work It calls for.
4t present ft Is commensurate with
- ~he merchane,of Newboerry ought
to get busy and see to it that the two
sad leading to the two steel bridges
~ re put ink good condition before the
rening of&the fall' business. .The Sa
2 uda trade is worth goin gafter. Re
~member -ta Saluda is to have a rail
- oad and also remember that the Sa
1uda Standard remarked 'some time
ago that when the railroad .reached
~aluda, that the town was going to
~ keep the Saluda trade and that New
"erry wod then be to Saluda what
Hamburg is to Augusta. You know
~ :Ham-hu.rg was once 'the town beforet
Augusta was built.
THE LAURENSTILLE HERALD.
-The old order changeth. The Laur
- ensville Herald, following the death
-of the lamented Col. Thomas B. Crews,
hias passed out of the hands of his
family. We had learned to look upon
the Herald as a. part of Col. Crews
and up,on Col. Crews as a part of the
Herald-anid we knew Col. Crews as
a gentleman of the old school, a man
who loved his newspaper work and
who loved tbe people whom his news'
paper served, and we knew him as a
man whose love for his State was evi..
denced by his unflinching courage in
his devotion to the people. of South
*Carolina in days of war and in days of
peace, and in days of an almost veri
*able Gethsemane through the like
unto which few, and 'none but those
of heroic mould, have been called to
pass and have come out stronger.
We are glad that the Herald has
* gone into good hands. Mr. W. L. Tay
- lor has' been connected with the Laur
ens Adve' .iser, which is an excellent
newspaper, and he has done some ex
cellent work in the Adv'ertiser office,
and as correspondent for daily news
-papers. He is a thorough newspaper
man, and takes great deal of pride
in newspaper work. Mr. B. Y. Cul
S bertson has been engaged in educa
K tionpi work, and has good talents for
newspaper work. We understand that
these gentlemen will be in control of
the paper for the stock company
which has purchased it.
Under the n,-w management we ex
pect to see the old Herald continue to
succeed abundantly in good works.
In this connection we desire to
print -the valedictory of the heirs of
the lamented Col. Crews:
"Owing to circumstances over
which we had no control, the Ilaur
ansville Herald has passed out of our
4-%nids as the heirs of the late ColD T.
'B. Crews, into the possession and
control of a joint-stock company com
posed of some of our leading and most
"For forty years the writer has been
connected with the publication of the
paper, a part of which time two broth
ers were his associates, and the
friends we have made-the patrons of
the Herald-we now turn over to our
successors, in the hope that they will
continue to give the paper that loyal
support which they have accorded it
for so many years. The gentlemen
composing the publishing company of
the Herald are all gentlemen of pro
gressive ideas, loyal to their county
and State, and no means will 'be spar
ed to make the Herald one of the best
family papers in the State.
"In truth, 'tis a sad parting, on our
part, to have to give up the old Her
ald, but such is life. The paper has
weathered many a financial storm
that the,.public knew not of, but each
recurring week would emerge from.
the breakers with a cheerful face,
ready for new undertakings and. re
sponsibilities, nor grumbled at condi
tions. Others' welfare glory and am
'bition, rather than our own, is the
price of our sacrifice, and now we
bow to the inevitable, having fought
the good fight for our honest convic
tions, and with good will to all and
,best wishes for our successors, and
a sad farewell to those of the Old
Guard who remained ever faithfpl to
us, we say adieu, although
"We feel like one who treads alone
Some banquet hall deserted,
Whose garlands dead,
Whose hopes are fled,
And all but he dparted.x
"W. T. Crews,
- "Mrs. J. F' Bolt,
- "J. T. Crews,
* ~ "E. Hi. Crews.
*District Nanager Matual BenefiA,
Mr.. E. D. Pearce, as district man
ager of the Mutual Benefit Life Ixisur
ance company, has come to Newbprry
anid soperied an office over Sumer
Brothers' clothing store.
The Mutual Benefit 1s an ol1 and re
liable company and has a great .deal
of Insurance in force in South Caro
lina. Mr. Pearce is a young in of
pleasing address and -will do business
in this emnunity.
..- Anent the Coroner.
Editor The Herald and News: What
is th~e matter with our county? We
onlya pay our coroner $25 per month,
and require him to pay all expenses
in the conduct of his business.
- Now, taking the number of homi
cides and deaths from.other unexplain
able causes, it tlooks very much as if
we-are trying to put it to that officer
-"in the neck." Why not give him
a suffieient amount to 1iisure him
agaihst actual loss?
I have "had the opportunity of look
ing over his -books, and feel that the
amount of duty required of him is
not met with a sufficient amount -of
compensation. ..He does not #.ick, abut
somebody ought to.
* By statute the coroner is compelled
to go only 15 miles, and yet a killing
that' took place at Vaughnvile, at
which the magistrate of No. 7 offR
ciated as coroner, will have to be paid
out of coroner's salary to the amount
of $3.00. Now the coroner could not
possibly reach the point in time, as
it was necessary to inter 'the body at
once. This the coroner knew, and
expressed his -willingness to pay for -it.
~There is no kick from the coroner,
but there should be from a justice
* * * * * * *
* By Squibs. *
* * *
The cotton mills say that their
present troubles come from the wo
men not wearing enough clothes. This
is, the report outside of Newberr-y.
Adam blamed his ,troubles on woman
and ever since then man has blamed
woman for all troubl'e. Of course Eve
didn't wear enough at first, and Adam
is not to be blamed for getting after
her,, but because the woe 'we (cut
off a few yards a great cry is raised.
Coroner W. E. Felker and Deputy
Sheriff Pope L. Buford are two coun
ty officials who can respond quickly
in little tinie. "Mose" can't ri:n fast
or talk fast over the 'phone, but he'll
The question is, Did Will Buford
get rain Sunday afternoon? Newber
ry city got hers.
Signs point to an early autumn.
The happy cotton season approaches
,and the backbone of summer is being
It is said that the rain falls on the
just and unjust a like, but it just won't
fall on Will Buford, which is unjust to
lin. The Rev. Mr. Hallman's re
marks havie nothing at all to do with
Death of a Young Lady.
Miss Maggie Hawkins died at her
home near Ebenezer church on Sun
day night at 10 o'clock with typhoid
pneumonia. She was 17 years old and
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Hawkins. The burial was held at
St. Luke's Monday afternoon at 4
o'clock, service by the Rev. J. M. Fri
dy. The family and other relatives
have the sympathy of the community
In their deep sorrow.
The Touch of Pathos.
It is the exception rather than the
rule that sensational criminal cases,
like that of the murder near Rich
mond, Va., of the girl wife of Henry
Clay Beattie, Jr., does not bring to
the .public from one to a dozen un
usually touching 'human interest
stories. Even the McCue case, from
,-the same locality, wherein the mayor
of Charlottesville murdered his wife
and was hanged for it, had its feature
of the same kind. Indeed, it would be
hard to find a murder cse which has
been given any particular amount of
publicity that has not brought to the
surface one of these appealing stories.
The Washington Herald, in a spe
cial from Richmond, under date of
Saturday, prints a .particularly ap
pealing human Interest story, in- con
nection with the Beattfe murder case:
The story is this: When young Beat
tie, son of a rich )old Virginia family,
raced up in his automobile to the
home of his wife's #ncle, with the
young .wfe beside him, . shot dead,
and his arm around.her,/stained with
'her blood, he said 'that a highwayman
had held him up, and in firing at him
had shpt the girl.
S Answers the Description.
"A tall man," he gasped,. "tall-six
feet, palie-with a stubby beard. He
killed her-he got away-look for
At Grst the story -was believed.
Search was made for ,the tall man.
Buit no tracks were found, no traces
coirid be got. When Beattlefe own gun
was discovered, he was arrested, and
Ibis.story prononeed a fiction.
So much for explanation. Now the
A man two days ago sought a per
son who is extremely interested in
the welfare of the accused slayer. He
hesita:ted for a time aboyut. declaring
his mission. Then he asked timidly
for a description of the highwayman
who young Beattie had declared shot
his wife. It was given to him.
The stranger shook off 'his timidity.
With strange vehemence he exclaimed:
"Look at .me. Look at ,me closeily.
I am tall. I am pale. I have a stub
by' beard. I am exactly like the man
The friend of Beattie thought his
visitor might be mentally unbalanced,
There are persons who, from constant
reading of tragic stjeries, gain strange
ideas of personal association with
them. Youn Beattie's friend thought
this man was such and sought to
quiet him. But the man laughed quite
sanely, and said:
"No, I'd not that; I have a inotive
in declaring myself like thiis highway
man, who could not be found. I ask
you quite calmly if the Beattie famlily
would give $5,000 to see Henry clear
ed of this charge and set free?"
Wiling to Give $5,000.
StilJ in doubt, the man interested in
the young prisoner said that surely
the fa.miWf would give $5,000. Beattie's
fatbeir is rich. He would give $50,000
-would give his whole fortune, which
might total $300,000, to save his boy.
"Th.?., liten." demanded the stran
ger. "I want~$5.000--not for myself,
but for my family. For that sum I'
will sten forward at any hour you
name and confess myself the slayer
qf Loitse Owen Beattie. I will do it
within an hour after the money is
plheed in .my hands.
"Why, here's why. I am a con
sumptive. Look. (Hespointed to his
protruding cheek bones, to the telltale
flush on his face, and, opening his
coat, to his- shrunken chest). I have
less than a year to live. I don't care
about that. I'm better 'off dead. But
I have a wife and children. I have
all I can do now to sujpport "tm
When I die they will be Dennlfss.
And they are dearer to me than 1fe
or name or reputation or anything
"Give me $.5,000. so that they may
be made comfortable for at least a
time, and your Henry Clay Beattie
may go free, with his name cleared
and his father's fortune to inherit.
I've thought of suicide many times. A
quick death is better than a slow one.
I'd far rather choose the executioner;
than the slow, agonizing finish that is
inevitable for me.
Not at Home Fateful Night.
"And the thing is possible-it's
easy," he went on eagerly. "As I
must have it, there is not a living
soul in the world who can say that I
was not the highwayman; that I was
not present at the very time and at
the very spot Mrs. Beattie was killed.
I was away from my home that night
No one save myself knows where I
was or what I did."
For half an hour the stranger plead
ed eloquently for his weird proposal,
picturing his love for his family, his
own indifference to death, and the
great chance of freeing the strong,
healthy young man to whom years of
life and prosperity might be granted.
But he was told gently that such a
sacrifice as his, noble as it might be,
could not be accepted. He depafted,
begging the friend of the young pris
O[ier to reconsider, to send him word,
so that he mi*ht go forward to death
with gladness for the sake of his wifg
Enforeing the Law. -
He is not a wise man who .takes
newspapers for his dole counsellor and
shapes Ws conduct accordingly.
During the last pri-mary'election the
newspapers cbarged th4t Gov. Blease
was the candidate of the liquor ele
ment, that a corruption fund was being
used to s'ecure his. election and that if
elected he would flood the State with
Gov. Blease was elected and those
men who acted upon the statements
made by the newspapers and arranged
to peddle liq'uor find that they are up
against a governor who Is enforcing
the law 'and therefore pressing them I
hard. They have been misled and are
The soft drink vendors who have
sought to slip through real beer and
other intoxicating drinks have Awak
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nor bas a mighty keen eye- and sees
through every device for evading the'
'The wail which has gone up from
this lawless. element is sometimes pa
thetic', sometimes defiant anid thr'eat
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