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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBEIRRY. S. C.. FRIDAY._MAY 12, 1904 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
RE. J. A. SLIGH
IN THE NOMINATION
HE IS AN ADVOCATE OF PAR
A Strong Article Contrasting Hearst
And Parker And Each With
In the last issue of The Herald and
News interviews were published from
Newberry's delegates to the state
convention giving their views on the
presidential nomnation. It had not
been*possible to see the Rev. J. A.
Sligh at that time, but he was asked
for such an interview and expresses
himself as follows.
"You ask me to give for the use of
The Herald and News a short state
ment as to my choice for a presiden
tial candidate. and especially my
views on Parker and Hearst.
"It has come to be generally under
stood that. so far as the selection or
-officers for the national government
goes. the voters of South Carolina
.can not have their choice, nor can
they have things done according to
their way of thinking. But, notwith
standing this. common sense ana
love of country prompt every pa
triotic heart to accept. and ever labor
. for. the best we can get. White su
premacy and a fair and just treat
ient of the south by the general gov
ernment are such vital importance
-that we can well afford to lay aside
-our individual preferences and other
important considerations. that these
may be obtained and perpetuated.
"Mr. Hearst. it seems, is a success
iul business man, for it is said that he
has much money. But it is also saia
that he has a very poor record as
a statesman. and has done nothing to
show his fitness for the office to which
he aspires. It strikes me if there ev,
was a case where the man seeks the
4)fnce. and not the office the man. it
.certainly is to be found in the candi
dacy of Mr. Hearst. Believing, as
he seems to believe, that money is
allpowerful and outweighs fitness, pa
triotism and all else, he is going forth
in pursuit of the highest office in the
gift of the people. mainly locking for
success through the proper distribu
tion of his money.
".\1r. Roosevelt is not exactly pur
suing the same course but one even
more objectionable. His is a com
bination of tactics. where no stone.
however filthy and dirty, is left uin
turned. It seems to me that the best
_ssue for the democrats to adopt in
the approaching presidential cam
paign is Roueveh himself. Parker
and Roosevcit contrasted.
Judie Parker. if he wants to be
presid-nt. has the good sense not to
let the people know he is hungry for
: l-H has not resorted t anx tricks
in politicS, or appealed in aoninflui
ence or political power to further
his candidacy. Here we have a case
of the office seeking the man. atnd
not the man the ofice. These three
Tharker. Hearst. and Roosevelt--ana
what a striking contrast between the
nrst and second,. as well as between
the first and third!
"Judge Parker seems tv be emi
nently fitted for the high position for
which he will, evidently in the near
future, be named. He is a trute dem
ocrat, loyal to his party. and a lover
of justice. Ability to do. intellectual
attainments count but for little in a
president in the admilnistration of
the government, if that president
does not fear to do wrong. and has
not the courage to do right. Judge
Parker. it seems to me. has that fear
and courage. as well as the ability
to give proper direction to the same.
It is an undisputed fact that Judge
Parker. though not agreeing with Mr.
Bryan in- his views on finance, etc.,
nevertheless voted for him both in
t896 and 19o0. thus showing his loy
alty to his party and his m,astery
ov-er his selfish feelings. Is it not
a .it. no nly for the sake of the
party and the country. but also for
2\r. Bryan's own sake, that he can
not now get his consent to rise above
self and support Judge Parker? Let
us all hope that he may yet be able
to do so."
Reported Czar Is Thinking of Abdi
cating-Port Arthur Cut
Liverpool. May i2.-The Post here
hears that a report has reached Lon
don from a high quarter in St. Peters
burg that he Czar of Russia is suffer
ing from great mental depression
and is desirous of abdicating.
It has been known for some time
that the Czar has been suffering fron,
great mental strain. causing a ner
London. May 12.-A dispatch re
ceived by Lloyd's from their corre
pondent at New Chwang states that
Port Arthur is cut off from communi
cation with the outside world.
London. May 1.-The Tokio cor
responden; of the Reuter TelegratE
company wires that it is officially de
nied in Toko that ralway communc
t,ns with Port Arthur have been re
Fun-Flower Carnival Will Have
Many Attractive Features.
Columbia. May It.-Columbia Is
preparing for a spring carnival
which will exceed in attractiveness
anything before attempted at this
time of the year by the capital city.
The chamber of commerce is back
of the undertaking, and has received
assurance from a number of towns in
the state which indicate that the at
tendance will be as large as the
crowds which gather in Columbia fair
week. The day attractions on the
streets will be by one of the best car
nival shows that could be obtained,
and the night attractions will be the
ireworks-the fall of Pompeii-by
the Pain company. presenting a ballet
of 300 people.
But the' great feature of the week
will be the floral parade Thursday
afternoon. May 26th. There will be
two miles of vehicles gaily decorated,
the procession being led by the king
and queen in state. The coronation
will take place at the state capitol
Just before the gorgeous caravan pro
ceeds up Main street. This feature
aline will attract many people to Co
i:mbia. for the most beautiful fea
tre of reunion week last year wa,
the tloral narade. Thursday night
th-r: will be a grand ball. which will
eg nal in pomp and circumstan.ce the
a fl alls (f tair weeks. Indeed it
is pr. posed tomake the Fun-Flower
carnival ar. amn:al fete. and the ball
will be as much of a feature as the
state ball is fair wveek.
The chamber of commerce haK se
cured reduced rates on railroads, and
has p)rocutred two of the best bands
in the state. There will be a grana
tournament Wednesday. the knights
from all over the state will partici
pate for the prizes in gold. aggrega
ting $tgo. andl for the silver cup for
A\nother feature which will draw
many people to Columbia is the gath
ering of the Elks. There will be a
meeting of all the lodges in the state.
and( a number of other secret orders
are preparing for a like celebration.
Columbia is prettiest just at this
time of year, and the people of that
city think that a spring floral carnival
is just the proper thing to give
pleasure to the people of the state at
a big spring jollification.
Madge-Did you tell her she was
older than you?
Majorie-Oh, no: that wouldn't be
polite. But whenever we meet in a
car T offer her my seat.-Town
SAYINGS AND DOINGS
OF PROSPERITY PEOPLE
THE NEWS OF A PROGRESSIVE
Location For The New School Build
ing-Personal And Other
Prosperity. May 2.-Rev. and Mrs.
S. C. Ballentine. of White Rock,
spent Monday in town.
Dr. E. C. Ridgell. of Battsburg iq
visiting reletaves here.
Miss Jo Caldwell. from near New
berry, is visiting at Mr. J. H. Hun
Mr. Henry Jake Rawl has returned
to his work after a short vacation.
Mr. Perry Simpson is at home to
spend the summer months.
Mr. John C. Goggais. of New
berry. was in town yesterday.
Quite a number of our people went
to Clinton on the excursior) last Sat
Mr. Ivan Sease is now at Dr.
Wyche's drug store. He is thinking
of studying pharmacy.
Dr. Kennedy was here this week
with the view of opening a dental par
Mr. Jimmie Stewart. of Goldvile.
is here visiting his mother. Mrs. Tal
The "Boozer" place. near the Bap
tst church. has been decided upon as
the location for the new school house.
Mr. F. M. Bridges, of the Alkahest
Lyceum system. Atlanta. was here
this weeck. He has placed a strong
course of six attractions here and our
people here have something rich in
store for the next season.
Interestng Items of the Sayings and
Doings of the- People of
Fairview. May 12.-This section
has been having some dry weather
during the past few weeks.
Mr. L. Q. Morris. who has been
cri:pled for four months with rheu
matism, is now confined to his room
again with grip.
It is gratifying to note that Mr. J.
0. Moore. wio has been confined to
his room for several weeks. is im
Mr. E. Y. Morris and wife. of New
berry. are spending a few days with
his mother. Mrs. J. C Moore.
Mr. Thoon Boland. oif near Lit
tle Mountain. spent last Sunday with
MIr. )ave Cannon. and also m:ate a
idying trip to Clinton in Saturday.
Mr. J. W. Morris and wife visited
Mr. J. C. Mo"res fanily 'n Sonday.
Messr.. BPerly Fulimer and Andrew
Epting have purchased new hggie.
MIeas!es and mtad do~g, seem to
e the I rder of the dIay. It is u
known what is the matter with the
do gs. It in:y be hydrophobia. but I
sometimes think it is a do.se of poison1
given to them that runs them crazy.
The Rev. J.A. Sligh will preach at
Fairview on the fourth Sunday. the
22nd of May. at nt o'clock in the
morning. We have not had preach
ing at Fairview school house for sev
eral years. and think it is a goo<d
idea to have preaching there.
L. M. NI.
The House Divided.
Most persons have had the experi
ence of walking with :a friend out of
step and trying to shift jiust at the
moment when the friend also makes
the attempt. This is an instance of
thwarted harmony much like that
which appears in the story told by a.
London .journal of an elderly couple,
They were childless and had never
been united by the bond of other
lives linked with their own. So they
were always in state of well bred
AS SEEN FROM LAURENS.
The Laurens People Greatly Inter
ested in the Politics of New
L.aurens. May i i.-The pernonnel
of the late county democratic conven
tion was excellent. and to study it is
an interesting pastime to a Newber
rian away from home, especially to
one who takes an interest in such
It can be seen at a glance that the
Carolina club and the Young Men's
club, of No. i Township, furnished
most of the officers of the conven
tion, and delegates to the state con
The convention could not have se
lected a better committee to arrange
for the county campaign. and pleasant
days are to be looked for in "the
good old summer time."
This correspondent takes. pleasure
in the election of Mr. S. S. Cunning
ham as county chairman. very
body who knows him knows weil
that he will be conscientious. fair and
impartial in the discharge of his'du
Laurens is so near Newberry-in
fact Newberry is Laurens' fairest
sister-that the people here take a
great interest in our affairs. Your
correspondent is asked many ques
tions concerning the place and people.
Some of them want to know if Mr.
Kibler or if Capt. Banks is going to
run again. They wanted to know if
Senator Mower would stand for re
election until told that it had been
so announced. They take much in
terest in this race, many of them be
ing personally acquainted with Mr.
Mower and Mr. Biease.
Another race in which 'the same
interest is taken is that between Sher
iff Buford and Mr. Hill. These two
races are going to be pretty. "Am
I right or ram I wrong?"
Another question is. why didn't
Cole. L. Blease run for the house and
be a candidate for the speakership. or
wait awhile and seek the solicitor
Answering these political questions
is not as easy as was the answering
of another question put to your cor
respondent lately. namely: Who is
the best doctor? Three or four were
given as a suitable list from which
to take a personal choice as to which
one is the very best: but the inquirer
was told that the Newberry doc
tors. like the Newberry preachers
and lawyers and hank officials and
mill men and merchants and ali
others were a go-d et and "crin't
be beat." I f that is wrn- it 1 a
mistake .f the h.ad and not -f the
he a r! R. If.G
INDIGNANT AT PROBLEM.
Race Feeling Aroused by School
Arithmetic at Richmond.
.\ dispatch from Richmond. Va..
states that the Richmond schoo)
board recently adopted for the
school here an arithmetic containing
"In a school room containing 56;
white children every' tenth child is
colored. H-ow many children in the
Considerable indignation has been
aroused, as it is contended that things
of this kind serve to encourage th'e
idlea of mixed schools and social
equality. It is claimed that strips
were pasted over the problem in the
samples submitted for inspection.
Too Wise For Her Years.
The Governess-()f course you
know. story we have just :ead is
merely a fairy tale ad there are many
such quite familiar to childhood. Can
youi tell us another. Elsie?
Little Elsie-Oh, yes; you once told
mamma that you had four proposals
of m..arie during .vour life.
TO CONFEDERATE DEAD
MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES
HELD ON TUESDAY.
The Address of the Day Delivered by
Hon. J. J. McSwain
Newberry on Tuesday held close to
her heart the incarnate Confederacy.
It was the occasion of South Caro
lina's annual tribute to the south's
heroic dead. More than a generation
has passed since the Starry Cross
was fuPled in the deep gloom which
enshrouded Appomattox. and the
wounds made by four years of in
ternecine -rife have well nigh healed.
But it is a beautiful and noble sen
timent which prompts the south to
keep alive the memory of the great
struggle which was waged for her in
dependence and the rights of her peo
ple. and which was waged not in
Tuesday was Memorial day in
this state. The month of May bringb
the: choicest flowers of the spring
tide in their sweet profusion, and it
was with the consciousness of this,
coupled with the fact that it was on
the tenth day of this month that the
soul of the great soldier, the pure citi
zen and the well-beloved son of the
whole southland. Stonewall Jackson,
winged its flight back to its God, that
Tuesday was chosen as a suitable
day to pay special'and fitting tribute
to those who gave their lives for a.
cause which was just.
Newberry's love for the old sol
I diers grows stronger and deeper as
the years roll on. and it was the evi
dence of this love for them that on
I Tuesday made glad the hearts of those
who yet survive. They are now In
a minority which is steadily growing
I less and less.
The grand cohorts are fast march
ing into the shadow land. But the
glory of their deeds remains in the
land .for which they gave the noon
tide of their lives. and the memory
of their heroic struggle and their
sacrifices shall 'inspire generations
yet unborn to grand purposes and
The Day in Newberry.
Appropriate exercises were held in
the opera house here. the address be
ing delivered by the Hon. J. J. Mc
Swain. of Greenville. commander of
the South Carolina Division. United
Sons of Confederate Veterans. When
the exercises were over the soldiers'
graves in Roseiont and the village
grave yard were bedecked with choic
est dowers an(! the monument on the
piblic square wa- laden with wreaths
The exercics w%ere held in the
.:pera h *use. beginning at 3 o'clock
ithe afternoon. The members or
he' Drav'toni Rutheric.rd Chapter.
D)aighters of the Confederacy. and
the members of the John M. Kinard
Camp. United Sons of Confederate
\eteran s. respectively, assembled at
their appointed p)laces of meeting, and
marched to the opera house in a body.
The members of the James D. Nance
Camp. the veterans, also marched from
anV appointed place of meeting. and
their appearance was the signal -for
a spontaneous outburst of applause
fromt one of the largest audiences
which has ever assembled in the opeia
The arragnements for the exercises
were made by the Sons and Daugh
ters and the excellent program was
well carried ott
The stage was beautifully decorated
for the occasion. On the right from
the audience was stuspeiided the ban
ner of the James D. Nance Camp. U.
C. V. Beneath wvere paintings of Col
onel James D. Nance and Generals
Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
wreathed in evergreen and surround
edb aes of roses. On the left was