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TOLUME XLIX, NUMBER '79. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1911.
LARGE DEAL MADE IN
NEWBERRY FARM LAND
'ONE THOUSAND ACRES FOR OVER
FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Mrs. Talu Clark Aull Sells Through J.
A. Burton Fine Farm at Jalapa
to Messrs. C. E., C. T., and
G. W. Summer.
The decline in the price of cotton
has not affected~in tne sfightest degree
the price of farm lands in Newberry
county. On the contrary, the price of
land is increasing from year to year
and money now placed in farm proper
ty anywhere in Newberry county is a
safe and good inveswnent. As an indi
cation, as to how the improvement of
public roads enhances the value of
ol- farm property, may be seen from the
price at which Mr. Beaurie Aull sold.
This is a very desirable location at
any time, but the value of this proper
ty is enhanced fully 50 per cent. with
In the last two years, due in some
measure at least, to the improvement
of thie public roads.
Only a few days ago, as will be
seen from the interveiew which The
Herald and News prints herewith with
Mr. Jas. A. Burton, the real estate
znan, this plantation containing one
thousand acres was sold for upwards
-of forty thousand dollars. It is a
fine place and the purchaser is for
tunate in securing it at this figure.
However, it i true that it has been
.-only a few years wnen the valuation
of twenty-five thousand 'dollars was
-considered exc essive.
In an effort so find out what was
doing in real estate, especiilly in farm
property, the following interview be
tween Mr. Burton And The Herald and
"Mr. Burton, is tnere anything new
-or' any real estate being sold these
"Yes, business is very good with me
these days. I have inade in the -last
few days the largest land sale that
has ever been made in Newberry."
"Tell me about it. What prices did
"Wiell,- I do not usuatty do this, but
as it is a large deal, I am going to
break my rule this time. I do not
believe that eiltber party will objedt.
*It is what was formerly known as the.
~magnificent country home of Dr. Rich
ard Clark, of Jalapa, noew the property
of his daughter, Mrt. Talu Clark Aull.
This immense plantation contains
*about one thousand acres and was
sold for over $40,000 cash."
"What, $40,00 worth of property to
"Not exactly to one party, but prac
tically to one. I sold this to Messrs.
C. E., C. T. and G. W. Summer."
"Don't 'you think this high?"
"Well, no. In 'a tew years this will
be cheap at $60,000i. jalapa, as you
know, is seven miles from Newberry, a
station on the C., N. & L. railroad,
which connects the A. C. L. and S.
A. L., two large systems of railroad. I
have been out there lately 'several
times and it looked like a town al
*ready. Wagon load after wagon load
of cotton waiting to De ginned, seed
Iad Mr. Aull if he did much gin
"He said, 'Almost all that I can do.'
SThere are two or three stores there
already. I do not see why this could
not be developed -into a nice little
town. There are ten trains passing
there daily (except Sunday). I said to
Mr. Summer, 'You have bought this
place, now Vell me what you want
-with it; will you bundc an oil mill or
cotton niill there? Charlie looked at
*me, rubbed his- pencil between his
hands and only smiled as he usually
does when he does not want to an
swer a question.
"Mr. Editor, you itnow I do not
believe there is a better location any
where for enterprisee. This is On the
*good road, the main Columbia-New
which all the automibiles pass from
Sthe low-country to toe mountains. This
good road I am satisfied has helped to
enhnc the alues all along the road.
I have handied about ;7,000 worth of
land on this good road in the last
year or two. I believe I will call this
tne $75 or $100 acre land road.
"The Summers always do things.
NEWS OF BACHMAN CHAPEL
Some Sort of Insect Injuring the Cot
ton.-Cotton Opening Fast.
Slighs, Sept. 28.-After several days
of rain we are again having nice
weather to gather the crop.
Early cotton is almost all open and
is turning out well. The late crop is
not so good, but very werI for chances
Some parts of this section are injured
by spme kind of a Doll insect which
has killed a quantity of the bolls. It
is not known whether it is the reg
ular "boll weevil" or not. It is an in
sect that flies about when you break
open the boll. This is a very busy
time for the farmer. When an occa
sion happens to stop gathering for a
while work seems to pile up. The re
cent rains caused a delay, but we are
not complaining the least bit about it.
It isn't quite so encauraging to hunt
up all of the cotton now as a year
ago. It seems to be coming on down.
The early opening and the great
rush on the market we suppose, to
gether with speculation, is more the
cause than such an extra large crop.
We hope to see the day come when the
farmers will unite and govern the
price of cott6n themselves. They are
finding out that this will be the best
If labor, provIsions, fertilizer,. etc.,
wasn't up to the top notch we could
afford to raise it ror ten cents per
pound, but as it is we can't well do so.
Mr. M. M. Long is m feeble health.
The little daughter of Mr. Jno. T.
Franklin has been confined with fever
Mr. J. .'E. Long has a new member
Added to his family. It's a boy.
One new member was added to Col
ony last Sunday by' transfer, Mrs. I.
There will be an election held on
next preaching day for elders. This
will just be the annual election. The
present members stand nominat'ed;
also four new ones.
The new organ was shipped through
a mistake of shipping clerk. He send
ing us a pa.rlor organ in place of the
one ordered, which caused some delay,
'but it is hoped to have the new one
according to order, now soon.
Mr. Jno. J. Kibler, of the St Philips
section, has :been elected- to teach Un
ion school next session.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Ellisor, of
Newberry, spent last Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene McCullough.
MRS. JACOBS, BORN 1815, DEAD.
Was Mother of 11 Children, 63 Grand
children, 61 Great-grandchildrenl,
Chappells, Sept. 25.-Born in March,
1815-when Thomas Jefferson was
president of the United States and
the year of the downfall of Napoleon
Bonaparte as emperor of the French
Mrs. Jane Jacobs died at her home at
Jacobs on September 4, at the age
of 96 years and six months. Death
was due to old age.
This remarkable woman was the
mother of 11 children, four of whom
survive; 63 grandchildren, 61 great
grandchildren, and four great-great~
grandchildren. Her living sons and
daughters are: P. J. Jacobs, of Chap
pells; W. D. Jacobs, of Columbia;
Mrs. Maggie Medlin and H. Jacobs, of
Mrs. Jacobs .was a member of the
Spears Creek church and a regular
attendant upon services there despite
her great age, when she was not too
feeble. She was never known to turn
the hungry away from her door and
was always ready to !end aid to suf
fering or distressed humanity.
Rev. Mr. Cubstead, assisted by Rev.
Mr. Atkinson, conducted the funeral
services, and the remains of Mrs. Ja
cobs were laid to rest in the Spears
Now is the time to subscribe to The
THE NEWS OF rm1TTIE.
Juvenile 3Missionary Society Organized
-Cuttinir Lnnmer or New
Whitmire, Sept. 28.-Messrs. S. A.
Jeter, J. C. Cofield and H. V. Taylor
spent sevral days of last week in Un
ion, being summoned there as wit
ness in the case concetrning the, burn
ing of the stock and barn of Mr. W. M..
Mrs. 0. A. Jeffcoat and three inter
esting children have returned from a
pleasant visit to her mother, Mrs.
Mary Crosby, and other relatives, in
Mr. J. B. Pitts, of Carlisle, has suc
ceeded Mr. S. P. McDaniel as depot
Mrs. H. K. Boyd met with the chil
dren of the Methodist church and as
sisted by Mrs. J. E. Cofield, tDey or
ganized a Juvenile Missionary society.
Miss Ella Watson and Master Earle
Watson came to Whitmire last week.
Miss Ella Watson will live with her
These young people entered the Whit
brother, Mr. A. M. Watson, and Earle
with his brother, Mr. Win. Watson.
mire graded school Tuesday morning.
Mr. WlIson Bowles has his saw mill
in the body of pines to the south-east
of the cotton mill, and is' sawing
fraihing to be used in the erection of
the additional mill village.
Mr. J. M. Major spent the week-end
with his family here. His friend, Mr.
Petty, of Chester, accompanied him
Mrs. Wolsey, of Baltimore, has re
turned to Whitmire, and will conduct
the millinery establishment at the
Glen-LowrS Co's store. She was here
last season and made many friends,
who are. glad t' have her come again.
Misses Nene and Eunie Duncan and
Lois Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bur
ton and son, Ross, Mr. Clark Abrams
and children, and Mr. Wm. Scott,
worshipped with the congregations
here Sabbath.. Nita.
CON SH)W PROSPECTS
PLEASE ITS PRESIDENT
A. D. Hudson Has Worked Hard for
South Atlantic States, Corn
The State, 26th..
"The prospects are very bright for
the 2econ.d South Atlantic States
Corn exposition," said A. D. Hudson,
of Newlberry, who was among the
visitors in Columbia yesterday. He
is the president of the corn show, and
has been working hard to get the af
fairs of the exposition in shape. The
show will be held during the week of
"I have secured several thousand
dollars which will be given in prizes,"
said Mr. Hudson. The general assem
bly appropriated $3,000 for the' ex
position. 'It is expected that at least
$10,000'will be given for the best corn
to be exhibited.
While no definite announctment has
been made it is' expected that the
large steel auditorium that has been
secured by the State fair will be used
for the exposition. Work has coin
menced on the removal of the audi
toriuin from Greenstboro, N. C. It will
be completed in time for the State fair.
Giving Pleasure to Clinton.
Clinton Gazette, 21!st.
Mr. D. R. Lavender will open a
high-class picture show in the Utopia
opera house showing Tuesday nights
and Saturday evenings and nights and
of each week, beginning Saturday ev
ening, evening shows to begi'n at, 1.30
and night shows at 7 o'clock. Mr.
Lavender is running snows similar to
this in Newberry, and the patrons are
highly pleased with the pictures, and
also him as a high cultured social
and business man; he will show the
sme.pictures here as in larger towns,
and deserves the paAronage of all. This
to be a permanent stand, showing ev
ery Tuesday and Saturday, admission
5 cents and 10 cents; three reels.
What Saluda Did.
Saluda Standard, 21st.
Gov. Cole L. Blease's mother was
-born and reared in Saluda county. and
Chief Justice Ira B. Jones mnarried a
aua county lady.
THE 'NEWS OF PROSPEITY.
Program iissionary Meeting U. D. C.
Fine Display at the 3Milinery
Prosperity, Sept. 28.-Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Wise. have gone to Savannah for
a few days. -
Mrs. I. S. Caldwell has returned
from severa, months stay in Staunton,
Va. She was accompanied home by
her sister, Miss Kathleen Bell.
Mr. G. D. Brown, o1r., is spending
a few days in SpartanDurg.
Messrs. A. B. and (ieo. Wise spent
the week-end in Columbia.
Miss Novice Brown, of Newberry, is
the guest of Miss Kate Thompson.
Misses Mary Willis and Estelle
Dominick have returned to Columbia
Miss Ruby Russell is visiting her
sister, Miss Lillie Mae Russell in Au
Miss Edna Fellers has accepted a
position in Spartanburg as trimmer
for Mrs. A. S. Osborne.
Miss Lilly Warner has returned to
her school in Georgia.
Mr. Augustus Dominick, son of Mr.
J. C. Dominick, was taken Monday to
the Columbia hospital, where he was
operated on for appendicitis.
Mr. Joe H. Monts left Tuesday to
enter the Atlanta Piarmacy Ischool.
The William Lester Chapter of U.
D. C., will meet October 4, at 4.30 with
Mrs. Cl M. Harmon.
Miss Elizajbeth Hawkins has re
turned to Silvferstreet, where she will
teach again this sesvion.
Miss Erin Kohn, Formerly of Pros
perity, now of Columbia is now taking
post graduate Work at Columbia uni
versity, New York.
Miss Annie Fellers has gone to'
Following is the program for social
Missionary Union, Lutheran church,
Friday, October 13, 4 p. m.:
Devotional exercises-Mrs. Quattle
"How Work Abr6oad Has Strength
ened Work at Home (Last half cen
tury)"-Miss Della Bowers.
"Home Fields"-Lutheran, Mrs.
Singley; Baptist, Mrs. W. H. Hunt;
Presbyterian, Miss Minne B. Brown;
Methodist, Miss Langfor<
Discussion, "Woman's Opportunities
for Service in the Kingdom"-Led by
Mrs. W, A. Moseley.
How MR Looks at Black's.
It always see.ms hard to think of giv
ing up the "good ord sumamer time"
with all of its insviting peasures and
even summer clothes a-'e laid by with
reluctance, but the time is here, and
we must yield. However, the opening
at Black's has made us feel that we
are not so sorry after all to don the
winter hat. Not one Dit gloomy did
we feel when seeing the many pretty
things in both millinery and dress
goods they had on display yesterday.
The store was beautirul in its carna
tion dress with the gold trimmings,
never were you prompted to ask what
the predominating color is this season,
because it was so mujcnl in evidence
we all kniew that the thing to do is
put on carnation, if possible, if not
why they had many other shades. to
select from, and not one complexion
was left without a hat made just to
First we saw a large picture hat in
black cut velvel, with white satin fac
ing, veiled in 'black aplique and trim
med with two large black French
feathers and paradise aigrette, caught
at back- of crown wnnf chenille fringe
ornament. Next was a small carna
tion seared beaver nood trimmed at
sides with crushed bow of satin
ribbon and shaded chenille roses. An
other attractive hat. was a close-fit
ting helmet shape in the popular seal
brown velvet with crown of silk fringe
in the new-tobacco brown. At the
back was one of the odd shaped wings,
pculiar to this season, in shades of
brown. This hat would be a most de
sirable one for wear with the new
tailored suit. A beautiful hat for a
miss was a large weite fur felt, with
brim slightly rollea a!l around, and
with crown of white velvet. This was
trimmed with a handsome collar of
marabou and uncurled ostrich feath-f
ers. As though carelessly dropped atj
ne side of the crown was a single
small velvet rose in old rose.
The babies were not forgotten, eith
:V caps for the wee ones, there were
.he poke bonnets for the little girls.
r'he most popular one Was in brown
:elt with soft facing o- light blue sat
n, a d trimmed with rosettes of blue
;atin ribbon and forget-me-nots, and
iaving ties of blue satin ribbon.
A Bower o Beauty.
A notably fine display of unique and
,assy millinery is being exhibited
lhursday and Friday of this week at
fioseley Bros. Amid tile dainty sur
7oundings in which these new crea
:ions are shown, they either appear to
inusual advantage or are really the
most artistic hats :seen this season.
'he large variety so alluringly dis
played are beautiful enough to com
pel enthusiasm from the most phleg
natic buyers of millinery and forms
i filling scene for tne poet's dream,
who saw his lady's hat trimmed with
ribbons from the rainbow and a star
lor a hat pin. Today he wod surely
see feathers plucked from the wingsl
f time as fitting ornaments and strips
from the veil of night to cover the
dorned head dream.
Claudia Louise Counts, youngest
aughter of Mr. 0. B. and F. S. Counts,
was born February 13, 1896, died Sep
tember 9, 1911, making her pilgrimage
here 15 years, six months and 17 days.
In infancy she was dedicated to God
in holy baptism. On the 17th day of
April, 1910, she was received by con
frmation in Mt. Hermon Lutheran
church, Peak, S. C. She was a child
of God. She would not do anything
to displease her parents or any other
person. On her dying bed she told
mother and other relatives not to
mourn for her, her Savior was with
her. Her sickness was typhoid fever
of the stubborn kind, would not yield
to all the medicines given in her case.
She was a shining light of Mt. Hermon
Sunday school, and true member of
her church. She is gone to her
heavenly home, and her troubles are
over. Weep not, kind parents, she
is not dead, but sleepeth. She leavies
to mourn her death a kind father, a
loving mother, three;brothers and two
sisters, and a host of kindred and
Written by Her Uncle Adam.
Speaking of 01 People.
Last year, when the census taker
was on his rounds, he pulled up at a
comfortabe country home, a few miles
southeast of town. An elderly gentle
men was seated on .the porch and he
gav'e in his name, nationality and then
his age as 81. Seeing no ane else in
sight the census man enquired who
else lived there., "My wife is back in
the house at work," was the reply
"How old is -she?" "Eighty-five."
'Anybody else here?" "'Yes, my sis
er-in-la~w is bustling around the
place somewhere." "Her age?" "Well,
let me see, she is 83." "Good Lord,"
said Uncle Sam's representative, "any
children?" "Yes, they are living
around us here and ages run from 50
This happened a year ago and these
good people are now one year ceder
and as activ-e as ever. The spokes
man was J. Frank Ramage, who ev
ery,body in the community wants to
see round ou't an even hundred.-H.
K. A. in Laurensville Herald.
Come to 'Newberry, Doctor Aiken.
You know Newberr'y is the sister of
Laurens, kind of twin-sister, or next
:f kin at any rate. Last week "Aunt'
Peggy" Epting, 94 years old, went to
vsit her daughter in Columnbia, and
'Aunt Polly" Sligh, 97 years old next
onth, is able to come from the coun
try on a visit to her daughter, in the
-:ity. There are others, these two be
ing the freshest items in this line for
he personal column.
The' following from Sunday's issue
>f the Atlanta Constitution is of in
"Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Strauss an
younce the engagement of their daugh
:er, Fay, to Dr. I. E. Crimm, of Spar
:an'urg, S. C."
Dr. Crimm is one of the city's most
;rominent and successful businesE
nen. He has numerous friends not
mnly in this city, but throughout the
State, who will read the announcement
>f his pproaching marriage with
-eni- in t.--ortnb r Her
VERY LUlLE 'KUUK=3
IN THE "LABEL CASE"
ATTORNEYS CONSUME TIME IN
Senator Christensen Principal Witness
in Case Against Towill, Boykin
Columbia, Sept. 27.-The court to
day, by legal argument, spent about
five hours in getting about half an
hour's actual testimony. In other
words, about all the testimony that
was presented to the jury in the "label
case" if offered continuously would
hardly have consumed more than hatf
an hour. The remainder of the time
was spent in argument, more or less
acrimonious, as to ,whether this line
of questioning was proper and wheth
er this or that evidence or record was
admissible to evidence. Counsel sug
gested that .if the matter kept up that
there was danger of getting into a
debating society on the rules of evi
dence, but with it all Judge Wilson
was patient and heard arguments pro
and con and then brle-Y decided the
issue involved. All of this means that
the case is being hard fought, and
that is no doubt right and proper, but
it is slow work In reaching the ver
dict. Up to this time the real and vital
issue involved has not been- touched
upon in any way by the evidence.
There has not been a scintilla of evi
dence of wrong as yer. Today practi
cally the entire session was devoted
to -the identification of the famous
Nivison-Weiskopf labels, with a few
moments being given,to several min
or matter\that were necessary in the
development of a case- that is being
con'tested to the shadow of an inch.
The Real Issue Today.
The question waa asked today:
"How far has the case progressed"
and -the reply was that it had just
started. omorrow will be the third
day of th trial and perhaps then the
real hear of the matter will be reach
During he morning Mr. Jno Bell
Towill c e into coui-t with members
fo his fami y.
The cou worked from 9'until after
2 o'clock to ay and then adjourned un
Tilts Between CounseL
In less tan thirty mindtes after
court opene this niorning there were
half a dozen legal tilts between legal ~
counsel. ThI chtief iseue was wheth
er Mr. The e, the State's witness,
could testify to Mr. W. 0. 'atum's
good characte and reptitation for hion
esty and integ ity.
Mr. Thorpe itestified that .Mr. Ta
tur's characte' was good from what
he had heard,( and he reached this
conclusion from his .wn dealings.
Dr. Wym. J. Murray, former chair
man of the winding-up commission
testified that he turned over to his
successors all the records of the dis
Mr. Edgar M. Tliompson, secretary
of the present winding-up commission,
was recalled for the purpose of iden
tifying a letter fromi dover.nor Blease
to Attorney General Lyon. The letter
was not read in 'ourt, but is supposed
t. be the letter r qu.esting the "immu
Senator Chistensen Testifies.
Senator N. Ohristensen, of Beaufort,
who was so acti' e and diligent in the
legislative investigation of 1905, mod
estly described his part in looking in
to the label tran4action. He explained
how he secured/ samples of- the labels
and had Wia.lker, Evans & Cogswell
and the State Company make esti
mates on the various sets of labels and
incidentally he has kept a complete -
set of the labels since 1905, when he
undertook the comparison of prices
on the labels and to know why. The
labels were offered in evidence, where
upon Col. Nelson said this was hear
say evidence and that neither Walker,
Evans & Cogswell nor the state made
the estimates themselves'nor were the
labels really wanted, but the Inquiry
was merely for information. '"his he
gathered from the testimony from the
Mr. Christensen said he knew the
labels offered in evidence were the
Nivison-Weiskopf labels himself from
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