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YOLUHE L, JiUMBEB 41. NEWBERBY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, SL50 A TEAS.
"OLD FOLKS DAY."
-Beautiful Service?Grace Lutheran
hurch at Prosperity Observed
the Day Last Sunday.
It was our pleasure to attend "Old
3\>lks Day" at Grace Lutheran church
at Prosperity on Sunday. The idea of
setting apart one day in the year and
inviting the old. people of the church
.and community and have special services,
was conceived some years ago
in this congregation and the first efnro/.
oa onr?r>oecfiii tihnf it "hss been
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icontinued and made a part of the regular
service of the congregation. It
is not only a profitable service, but a
very pleasant one. The old people
come from all around in the community,
and some of them for many miles,
.journey back to their old home to
enjoy this service and associate with
The pastor of Grace Lutheran
church is Rev. E. W. Leslie, who came
to tie congregation only about a year
.ago, and who is doing a good work in
the community. During the pastorate
of Rev. M. 0. J. Krepps, the congregation
erected a handsome, modern and
comfortable church building, and the
congregation is an active working
rn1 - '? - ? n C?/?AT?a
rue uaoir is wiupwcu ui. a ov,wiv,
or more, of young ladies and gentler
men, and the singing is good. In the
service on Sunday, the children participated
and by their presence and
songs extended the greetings of youth
to old age. Surrounding the church is
a beautiful grove, an ideal place for
the mingling of the congregation af
ter the service in tne cnurcn.
Dinner is served on the church
grounds and after the dinner is serv-ed
the congregation ingers and the
people enjoy the social intercourse,
which follows such a meeting.
On Sunday there was a large congregation,
and the day was ideal.
Amongst those who came from a distance
we noticed Mr. and Mrs. William
M. Werts, of Mountville, and Mr.
and Mrs. A. D. Haltiwanger, of Columbia,
and Rev. J. D. Bowles, of Coronaca.
There may have been others
-P.. nkrnod Kll f thoon HPAnl O WPTlt
j-ivsui aui uau, uut rvVJ,.v <^... 1
out from this community, and have
made their homes in other counties.
There was an abundance of good
things to eat, and plenty left that
would have fed as many more.
An interesting program was arranged
the congregation lingers and the
address of welcome was made by Dr.
Geo. Y. Hunter, of the congregation,
and the sermon was preached by Rev.
55. C. Baiientine, or l.eesvine. we pudlish
in full the address of welcome by
Dr. Hunter. Mr. Baiientine took as
his text the unchangeableness of God,
who is the same yesterday, today and
forever, and delivered a forceful and
All together it was a very pleasant
and profitable occasion, and. we are
satisfied that those who attend one of
these services always look for another
"with pleasant anticipations.
The following is the program:
Voluntary?The Glory Song.
Song, "All Hail the Power of Jesus
Scripture reading and prayer?Pastor
E. W. Leslie.
Song, "Little Sunbeams"?Children.
Welcome address?Dr. Geo. Y. Hun
Song, "I Xeed Thee Every Hour"?
Address?Rev. S. C. Ballentine.
Song, "Just as I Am"?Xo. 21S.
Song, "God be With You Till We |
* The following is Dr. Geo. Y. Hun-'
ter's welcome address:
This is a day we have set apart to
qelebrate, once every year, to old
days, old songs?to rehearse memories
of old times. The purpose of j
this day is not to remind you dear old j
people of our community that you
are getting old or that you are old,
but that you are growing great as the
years go by; that you are 60, 70, 80
or 90 years young and great in knowledge
and experience. All of us young
folks love to hear you tell of old days,
old times, an-d the hardships you encountered
and overcome in your
Your lives have had their days of
sorrow and sunshine, but from it all,
characterized by the sturdy manhood
and womanhood of your youth, you
i onriniiornrfi it
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rot for the deds of valor and heroism
of both the men and women living and
cead whom we delight today to honor
and whose memories we revere, our
privileges and opportunities would be
far from what they are today. You,
who are growing ripe in experience
have been the builders of our civi
lization and perpetuators of our religion.
It is you, the old folks, who
through years of arduous toil and
hardship, have learned to separate the
good from the evil, and have transmitted
to us, the younger generation,
lives ana memories untarnished.
Therefore, in the name of Grace
church, we welcome you here today
because we are interested in your well
an/i a.THYiw'iat.o vonr lives and
vri/. V ? - know
your value, and because we love
you and feel honored to have you with
us. Reminding you again that you
are only 70, 80 or 90 years young, and
trusting a merciful God will spare
you to join us in celebrating Old Folks
Day many more years, we welcome
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Personal Mention of ProsperHr People
and of Visitors to Prosperity
Prosperity, May 20.?Col. E. H. Aull
attended the exercises of Old Folks'
lay at Grace church Sunday.
Mrs. J. F. Browne spent Monday in
T iftln Mrmn+ain with Mrs P! TT* That'll
Mr. Huiett Caldwell has returned to
Newberry after a short visit to friends
Messrs. Charles P. Barre and
Stanley Baker, of Newberry, spent the
week-end with Mrs. E. W. Werts.
Mr. Wm. Werts, of Mountville, is
visiting his son, Mr. J. M. Werts.
. Misses Marv Lizzie Wise and Mamie
Lee Taylor are guests of Miss Helen
Lathan, at Little Mountain.
Mr. S. J. Kohn has purchased a
Ford car, the one formerly owned by
Mr. J. F. Browne.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burch, of Columbia,
spent Sunday with Mrs. J. S.
Quite a number are interested and
attended the oratorical contest in Little
Mountain. Monday evening.
Miss Annie Moseley is in Columbia
for a few days, the guest of Miss Marie
mttunpvn i v ww 4 ?rrrinp
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J. P. Stokes Kills Himself in Room
Bishopville, May 18.?J. D. Stokes,
who conducted a small fancy and
staple grocery store on Main street
here, committed suicide in a vacant
roam over his store at 5 o'clock this
afternoon, by shooting himself in the
mouth with a 3S-caiibre Smith &
Wesson pistol. Xo cause is assigned
for the deed, except that Mr. Stokes
had been in bad health for the past
few weeks, but he told some friends a
few minutes before committing suicide
that he was feeling much better.
Stokes was about forty years old
and unmarried. He came to Bishopville
from near Luck now several
months ago and went into the mercantile
business with Y. H. Huntley,
on Council street, but later drew out
and opened up for himself on Main
street, and was apparently receiving
very little patronage.
FIRE AT HOUSTON.
Klaze Resulted In Loss of $1,000,000.
Started in Business District.
Houston, Tex., May 19.?Fire broke
out in the upper Main street business
district shortly before 4 o'clock this
morning and by 7 o'clock had caused
a loss approximating $1,000,000.
To Him Who Learns.
PprprmiflJ vrmth unrf hoalth n? mtnrl
and body is only for him whose mind
Is growing daily through the absorption
of those thoughts that quicken
every faculty and thrill every feeling
with a sense of unlimited life.?Walter
FOR FLOYD ALLEN
DEATH LOOMS UP
First of Hillsville Band Convicted of
Murder?Jury Out for Whole
Wytheville, Va., May 17.?Floyd Allen,
first of the Hillsvile mountaineers
tried for the Carroll county court
house murders, was adjudged guilty
here today and will pay the penalty
of his crime in the electric chair at
Richmond. The jury was out all night
and it was not until after 10 o'clock
this morning that the 12 men had
been brought int:> agreement. vVhea
cuuri upencu cue juij ?yc?,k3 v/?ii
ed in and the foreman questioned by
Judge Staples. The jurors declared
there were a number of points of diL
ference existing, and it was doubtful
whether a verdict could be reached.
Judge Staples declared the case was
of such magnitude that he felt he must
send the jury back with caution and
The jurors again retired and it was
,only a short time before they announced
they had agreed. Court reassembled
and the foreman read the
verdict of "guilty as charged in the
indictment." Judge Staples held that
was not the proper form. The foreman
then explained that the verdict
was one of guilty in the first degree,
the penalty being electrocution.
Floyd Allen was charged specifically
at this time with the murder of Commonwealth's
Attorney William M.
Foster, prosecutor in the Carroll
county court at Hillsville last March
when the trial of Allen culminated in
the killing of five persons?Presiding
Judge Thornton L. Massie, Prosecutor
Foster, Sheriff L. F. Webb, Miss Eli
zabeth Ayres and Juror Augustus
The tragedy created a panic in the
little mountain side town of Hillsville.
The inhabitants had always held the
Allen clansmen in deadly horror. Arrests
of several of the Aliens followed
the shooting, but five of the principals
escaped to the mountains. Rewards
for their arrest resulted, in three of
them being taken, but Sidna Allen,
leader of the clan, and Wesley Edwards,
his nephew, still are at large. |
The other prisoners, it is expected, j
will be tried at once.
Sentence was not pronounced on
Allen today, as he may be called to
testify in other cases. When the verdict
was announced Allen relapsed
1 into despair.
Barely a handful of people heard
the verdict. Armed detectives searched
persons entering the court -room.
Program of Exercises of Prosperity
High School Beginning: On Sunday,
Prosperity, May 20.?Following is
the program for Prosperity high
school commencement, beginning Sunday,
Sunday, 11 a. m.f at Grace Lutheran
church, baccalaureate sermon?Dr. J.
KJ. V V I lOUii.
Monday, 8.30 p. m.t Girls' contest in
Tuesday, 10.30 a. m.: Address?Rev.
Prof. G. P. Voigt.
Tuesday, 8.30 p. m.?Boys' contest
Wednesday, 8.30 p. r.i.?Class exercises.
SIX MILLION AWAITING IUM.
Joliet Carpenter Falls Heir Jo K;t
Estate in Eiiarlnnd.
Joliet, 111., May 18.?"You a'-e heir
to a six-million dollar estate in England,"
were the magic words that
Frank Jackson, a Joliet carpenter, received
in a letter from his youngest
brother, John Jackson, or san Antonio,
The letter stated that Mrs. Mary
Jackson, a childless aunt o? Frank and
John, had died in Pelkington, York- 1
shire. Under the old English law of
"estate entail" the Joliet man becomes
undisputed heir to the entire property.
He is the eldest son of a brother 1
of his aunt's husband.
The only bar to immediate possession
of the great estate is proof of his
identity and Jackson says ho- will have
no troub'e in establishing that.
NEWBERRY TEAM'S FINE
Something of the Playing of Those
Who Carried Scarlet and Grey
Banner to Yictory.
Newberry has won the S. C. I. A. A.
baseball championship for the second
time in the history of the institution
and by so doing clearly demonstrated
her superiority, at th*. same time ending
auspiciously the greatest year ever
experienced by Newberry college.
The season opened March 28 and 29
in two of the most exciting games
ever played at college park, both of
XT 1 121 11? 6- J
wmcxi rve-wuerry uufranj snaivucu
from the fire fast Erskine nine. The
inferior playing, as compared to that
of the remainder of the season, shown
in these two games may be accredited
to the bad weather and lack of practice.
But Newberry was strong the
next game and swamped the Citadel to
the tune of 17 to 4. Charleston college
played the team close, and when
the team journeyed up to Clinton it
was felt that a change was needed,
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ana it was iiere nuuim ce iviiiied
the combination which was able to
withstand successfully the attacks of
every team in the association. This
change was made by switching Keitt
to first and the placing of Shealy behind
the bat The Lutherans defeated
the Presbyterians by the overwhelming
score of 14 to 5.
The team next went to Spartanburg
wnere it aroppea its nrsi game lu
Wofford. With Epting at his best and
allowing but three 'hits, the second
was easily captured., The Presbyterians
again went down in defeat, a few
days later, by the score of 4 to 2 in
a great eighth inning rally.
The long looked-for Clemson Tigers
arrived on April 25 and took the first
game 4 to 3, when Shealy's finger was
split, allowing two runs to cross the
rubber. The ex-cliamps, however, bit
the dust of defeat on the following day,
when "Miss" Eidson twirled one of the
best games of his career, duplicating
"Nigger's" feat at Wofford, and allowing
the hard-hitting farmer boys but
three scattered hits. The season was
ended in great style by taking two
from the crack Furman squad. An
exhibition game was played at Clinton
last Tuesday, and, as usual, Newberry
won. Thus making it eleven
wins out of thirteen games played.
Prof. W. J. Rountree took charge of
the squad after Coach Holland left.
He was untiring in nis enorts, never
disheartened, and the thought uppermast
in his mind at all times was
"the capture of the coveted rag." He
had the interest of the team at heart
and did a great deal to insill into the
boys that "never-die spirit" which
captured no less than four games for
The team individually and collectively
is one of the strongest ever put
forth to fight for the Scarlet and the
Grey. First, there'are "Miss" Eidson
and "Nigger" Epting, the two premier
twirlers of the association, and the
dread of every ambitious .300 slugger.
These two boys pitched great ball during
the past season, and it is to their
brilliant twirling that a great part of
the championship is due. Next comes
Smeltzer?we all know "Bach"?captain
of the Champs?one of the best
third sackers that ever cavorted
around' the dangerous bag and one of
the hardest hitters in college ball today.
Boozer, the crack short-stop, is up
among the best. He leads off for Newberry
and rarely fails to deliver the <
Toods, and it is a well known fact 1
ti:."t when a ball is turned towards
<T>eLe," the band starts up the "funcm!
ni:;"ch" for the batter. Becker
guards the second sack, and if one
has ever gotten through "Red" you'll
have to show us, while several of his
timely hits have 'helped the chances
Joe Keitt (Jokeitt) is a rival of _.ie
peerless Chase on first, and thoi'^a
once a receiver he has developed into
a star first-sacker. 'Tis very seldom
anything passes the initial bag, and
Joe's batting has been most timely
and regular this season, for he generally
gets the hits when they count,
and is feared by all boxmen.
Shealy and Mayes do the receiving,
rrnd they are in a class by themselves.
Shealv has nroven himself to
be a swell back-stop, as well as a
hard bitter. Mayes replaced Shealy
in the Clemson games, after Shealy
was hurt, and the masterly way in
which he handled himself in these
games marks him as one of the best.
These two men took good care of their
end of the work, and also proved
themselves to be the Jonahs of all
UcLSe X LUXUCl o.
Last, but not least, comes the outfield,
declared by many to be the fastest
that ever graced a college diamond
in old South Carolina. "Cleanup"
Wise is a bulwark of strength in
left, and his hat?well just think of
the' Erskine and Presbyterian games
which he practically won with his
gUUU ii-lglJ. U, uanti >3uva> i- jwj
considered by many the fastest in the
(State, guards centre in such a way
that Ty Cobb has nothing on him.
Minnie's sensational fieding and consistent
hitting marks him as a valuable
man to any team. Perritt eats
all that stray around the right granden
and is one of the fastest fielders in the
game today. His hitting has-been one
of the most important factors of Newberry's
crooks, jsoiana ana jDroujss cue a.
trio of subs that are always ready
and anxious to do their part :
Xor must be forgot the manager, *
Mr. E. 0. F. Doscher, who has also
had an important part in the success.
Doscher has performed his part well,
and at no time was anything wanting
for the benefit or comfort of the players.
The team as a whole was invincible,
as is shown by the records. They allowed
their opponents 48 runs and
75 hits in the thirteen games, while
they garnered no less than 88 runs
and 121 hits off the opposing pitchers.
Smeltzer, Floyd and Perritt are tied
for first place in batting, with Keitt
and Shealy close behind. Floyd leads
in stolen bases with six, and Smeltzer
tops the sacrifice hitters with four.
Wise leads in extra base hits with
six for a total of 19 bases, with Boozer
second with five for 10 bases.
Floyd was the only member of team
to hit safely in every game, while
Boozer hit safely in all but one. New-!
berry rapped out for the season 17
two-baggers, six triples and one homer,
Wise being the home-run slugger.
Thanks is extended to the people
for their loyal support and hearty
rooting and they are promised the
sight of seeing the pennant floating ;
over college park whe.n they assemble 1
for the first same next year. 1
Name. W. L. PC.
Eidson 6 1 .857
Epting 5 1 .834
Name. W. L. PC.
Newberry 8 2 .800
Clemson 7 2 .778
Wofford 5 5 .500
Prp-shvfprinnc 4 fi 400
Furman 3 6 .333 ^
Esrkine 2 8 .200 ,
Name. AB R H PC 1
Floyd 52 14 16 .30S ]
Smeltzer 52 14 16 .308 <
Perritt 52 8 16 .308
Keitt 46 7 14 .304 ]
Shealy 23 5 7 .304 i
Mayes 10 1 3 .300 i
Boozer 61 13 17 .279 1
Wise 53 12 14 .264 <
Epting 24 4 5 .209 J
Becker 47 4 9 .192 *
Eidson 29 ?? 4 .103 1
Crooks 18 3 0 .000
Tea m average 260 <
Record of Games. *
Erskine 7, Newberry S. *
Erskine 7, Newberry 5. J
Citadel 4, Newberry 17. (
Charleston 5, Newberry 7. 1
Presbyterian Newberry 14.
Wofford 6, Newberry 2. 1
Wofford 1. Newberry 7.
Presbyterian 2, Newberry 4. '
CI em son 4. Newberry 3.
Clemson 1, Newberry 4. 1
Furman 1, Newberry 2. (
LTn ??m 1 v* 9 4
?' u; man. Oy nrw uou) t.
Presbyterians 2, Newberry 8.
Open to Suspicion.
The man who opposes the revival of
the knee breeches idea will be subject1
to suspicion, no matter how imper-1
sonal his motives.?Atlanta Journal.
CONYICTED OF MUBDEB.
J. H. and Clyde May Sentenced Life
Imprisonment?Trial Ended at
TTnirm Mav IS.?Tmnrisonment for
life was the sentence imposed upon
John Henry May and Clyde May late
yesterday afterno6n by Judge Thos.
S. Sease after the jury had returned
a verdict of guilty with recommendation
to mercy of the court for the killing
of Henry Booha on Maim street
one evening last October. Bocha was
a stranger in town, having come here
from Columbia. He was attacked on
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iuain uj vijuc luaj TTIWI a
knife and retreated for nearly a block
begging for his life, but after being
slashed by Clyde May he fell and then
was shot to death by John Henry May.
Clyde surrendered immediately after
the killing and John Henry May was
captured several days later. Both
have been in jail since them The defense
was that Bocha had made an
insulting proposal to ftfrs. John Henry
May when her husband was away from
home, but the State introduced evidence
in rebuttal to show that John
Henry May had not shot Bocha on
sight as would have been natural under
the circumstances, and that Mrs.
May told a witness shortly after the
killing that she did not understand
why her husband had committed the
crime. In passing the sentence Judge
Sease took occasion to severely arraign
the two prisoners whose ages
are respectively 22 and 17 years, telling
tihem that this crime was one of
the most horrible ever committed in
Union county and that he would have
preferred sentencing them to the electric
chair, which they deserved.
TERMINALS IN ENGLAND. f
New York Sun.
Pntil the new Pennsylvania station
was built, the city of New York's railway
terminals could not compare with
many of the big railway terminals on
the other side of the Atlantic. Now
with the Pennsylvania terminal built
and the New York Central's mighty
building in the process of completion,
it Vat?1t nrilT VkAoef nf tho hi?
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gest and best equipped railway termin*
als in the world.
Up to the time that the Pennsylvania
terminal was projected, the largest
railway station in the world was at
Lime street, Liverpool, a station built 3
thirty years ago, and used by 110 fewer
than five railways operating in the
north of England, and containing forty
platforms. In London there are
many famous stations with world-wide
reputations, the largest being the Liverpool
Street station of the Great Eas
tern railway. This terminal and the
hotel connected with it is one of the
eldest and largest in London and handles
a full million passengers daily.
One of the sights of the city is to see
the enormous crowds that arrive daily
from the eastern suburbs and disperse
through the five exits of the station.
The station is divided into two secLions,
one for the handling of the main
lines and long distance trains and the
?ther for local traffic, consisting of
J5 platforms. The Great Eastern company,
like all other English compares,
has four sets of rails, two for
nam line work and the others for slow
rains or locals. The train despatches
handle 100 outgoing trains and the
same number of incoming trains in the
space of an hour, which is the world's .
The Euston station on the London
md North Western railway is only
slightly smaller than its rival, the
areat Eastern, and has thirty-two
platforms. The conveniences and accommodation
for its passengers is
nuch superior, however. Other sta;ions
with which Americans are faniliar
in London are the Victoria and
Sharing Cross stations of the London
md Brigton and South Eastern railways,
though they are small in comparison
with New York terminals. One
>f the show stations of the United
Kingdom is the union station at Manchester,
which has the reputation of
Deing the most beautiful, architecturilly,
of any terminal in the world, a
joast which is somewhat nullified by
ravelers who have seen the Great Inlian
Peninsula railway terminal, the
rictoria, at Bombay, India.