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Fo,-rna- Opening on Last Friday
Morning-Prospects of Most
The formal opening of Newberry
..college was held in the new auditor
ium Friday morning. Many students,
alumni, frienas and patrons of the
institution were present and listened
with interest to the remarks of the
different speakers for the occasion:
Never in the history of the college
has there .een a more auspicious
After the reading of scripture and
the offering of prayer, President J.
A. B. Scherer announced the regular
custom of the institution to have a
rumber of representative citizens as
sembled at the beginning of each year
to welcome the students into the life
of the community. Time was short,
he said, but he felt that each speaker
of the morning would crowd as nuch
welcome into five minutes as could be
put into a half hour under ordinary
Chief Justice Y. J. Pope was intro
duced and said in part: "A goodly
number of our citizens have come out
to greet you this morning. It would
be well to state that we also desire
to pay every mark of respect to the
distinguished n*w presidnt of this
college, whose labor among us we
trust and believe will be both pleas
ant and useful. I have prepared no
elaborate set of remarks this morning
but simply come to show my great
regard for at things connected with
Newberry college. I was highly
gratified to read in the issue of yes
terday's Evening Telegram that six
ty new pupils had been enrolled, and
I congratulate you. Some days ago
I wrote to a worthy young man, a
student of the- college who will not
return this year, and my advice to
you is the same as that which I gave
to him. Read a great deal. Read
primarily English history but take
up also the broader study of the
world's nistory. Read good poetry.
but few novels, the novels during
vacation if possible. Light reading
during study hours will take too much
valuable time from work. But the
college education means not only
book learning but the expansion of
character. I was pleased to see that
the president of Wofford college re
cently.published a letter most beat'ti
ful in spirit enlarging on the great
importance of such expansion. It
will crown a mani or woman with
glory, the~ only glory that can come
in the human life, a pure and broad
ened character." Chief Justice Pope
continued his remarks along the same
line and advised every student, if pos
sible to read the letter from Wof
tord's president. It was charming
and showed- the line to pursue and
the things to be most cherished by
those wyho are working for the future.
I-n the college education. he said. the
benefit is not derived altogther from
what the student learns; it is the ef
fect on the mind that counts the op
7portunity to expand and to embody
in the expansion correct principles
and high ideals. Where such prin
ciples were embodied inl a life, he said
the correct man or the correct wo
man must be the result. This was
the ideal toward which all should
The Rev. Mr. Beard. of the Meth
odist church was next introduced and
expressed his pleasure in welcoming
the stu-dents to the historic hsIls of
Newberry college, to the life of th'e
*community. and into the hearts and
homes of the citizens. Entering col:
lege, he said, was a great event in
the life of any person. "The result
of such a step is a sealed book. and
only the work of hours and days and
months will break the seal and sprea(
it open to the world emblazoned with
characters that will proclaim your
glory and that of your Alma Mater."
These hours badly used. he said.
would redound to the shame of the
student and to the disgrace of the
time-honored institution which un
dertook his guidance. It was Mr.
Beard's hope and prayer that the
Father above would throw his divine
influence round about the students
and the officers of the college. The
professors, he said, were well pre
pared and the facilities were adequate,
but the resujt in every case depended
upon the work of the individual stu
dent. In conclusion Mr. Beard said,
and women of the days that are tQ
The Rev. George A. Wright on
beirg introduced. said his welcome to
the young men and women was from
his heart. In the coming days he
would meet them on the street, and
from Sunday to Sunday he would see
some of them in the church. On
these occasions acts would show his
welcome as words. Mr. Wright be
lieved that the denominational col
leges were doing as much for the
world as the state institutions and
while it was not his intention to make
war on state colleges yet he desired
to put emphasis on the greater value
of the dnominational work. Side by
side, man for man, their record equal
led that of the state institutions; in
one way they excelled. Only the de
nominational college would give the
necessary moral and religious train
ing, said Mr. Wright, that was essen
tial in bringing about the best and
most perfect results. The "religious
atmosphere" was ch'aracteristic of the
denominational school. "Many of
you recall a sad October day nine
years ago when the news came to
a sorrowing city and to a bereaved
college of the death of him who had
been the institution's head and guide.
Is ht dead? His body rests on yon
der hill, but his spirit is round about
us now." Mr. Wright continued and
spoke forcibly of the living example
of those who had gone before and
given their lives to the cause of edu
cation. In conclusion he referred
to the claims of cheaper institutions.
"It is not the cheapest we want for
our sons and daughters, it is the
The Rev. Mr. Zimmerman was the
next speaker. He welcomed the stu
dents in the name of everything on
earth he represented, and said: "Some
time ago while travelling in the coun
try I was stopped by the sight of an
old woman bending over a wash-tub,
aged and with hair as white as snow.
At some distance her husband, a bent
and aged farmer, was working in the
field. Happening to know the couple
T paused and in as delicate a manner
as possible endeavored to ascertain
the reason why they labored. The
whole story can be told in a few
words: they were poor and the old
woman had turned away the hired
help and was working with her own
hands to keep her boy in college. The
other day that "boy" made a speech
that was- published all over th.e
world. His name is knowvn in every
village in the country. Pos.sibly in
the cases of you who are here before
me there is no mother toiling at the
tub, -10 father working in the field,
but th.:re are loving parents in South
Carolina today actuated by the same
principles who are making every sac
rifice for the young men and women
of the state." In conclusion Mr.
Zimmerman recommended that each
student remember the favorite motto
of Plato. 'All gcod things are hard."
If thcy could manage to put the word
hard before some of their studies of
the year, well and good. "Unless
you have some brain-sweat before the
coming of June it will be a pity~ you
ever came here."
At this juncture Dr. Scherer an
nounced that Rer. WV. L. Seabrook
was unable to be present at the open
ing because of enforced absence from
the city. Had he been present Dr.
Scherer thought that he would have
spoken from the heart. It was an
nounced that Dr. McClintock was
also unable to be present because of
severe indisposition. They were two
of the best friends of the college Dr.
Scherer said, and he regretted their
The entire college rose in a body as
a token of respect and honor to Dr.
G. B. Cromer and when he stepped
ot rpon the platform the burst of
applause literally shook the windows
of the auditorium. Dr. Cromer said
he was proud of what he saw before
him, of what he knew of conditions
prevailing in the institution, and of
what he felt concerning it. He was
glad to see-so many "rats" and symn
pathized most deepiy with them. He
gave an interesting arnd humorous de
scription of the traps that would be
set for their unaccustomed feet and
said they would yield to the same old
practical jokes, in the same old way.
and at the same old time. He spoke
of the average boy, a mean betweer
the brightest,.and the least brilliani
of them all, a boy who had nev'el
existed "on land or sea." but foi
whm th curriulm of every colleg
was prepared. Let those who could
excel. but let all put forth every ef
fort to measure well up to ~the aver
age. He said: "The name oi ytor
fathers is in your keeping 1re, a
name that countless ancestors live
and (lied for when need arise. Here
it is in your keeping. Can you af
ford to let any stain come upon it?
You have a duty to yourselves, tc.
your parents, to your family name, to
the alumni of the college. and to th.
institution itself. You have no right
to bring anything of shame or of dis
credit upon your college.
Newberry college opened this fall
with the largest enrollment of new
students in her history. In fact, the
professors who have been longest iden
tifned with the life of the institution
say that taking all in all this is the
most successful opening the college
has ever known. These are facts
in which the community and the
country at large should feel deep in
terest and satisfaction: for the impor
tance of Christian education can
scarcely be exaggerated. Newberry
college stands for Christian education
in* the largest and best sense of the
term, founded primarly for the pur
pose of grounding young men in gen
eral culture in order that they might
be prepared for the Christian minis
try. The college soon broadened out
in its scheme of influence, until today,
its object is to train men for the pew
as well as for the pulpit,-in other
words, to train up a. body of sound
Christian citizenship. All the branch
es of a full, classical and scientific
courses are taught here but every
study is viewed as a humanity apd a
spirit of service is inculcated. that
Newberry colleg. has been achieving
her aim is proved by the large num
bers of her graduates who now fill
successful positions in various pro
fessions and in all grades of useful
service. Her alumni are scattered
from New York to Mexico, and the
college is becoming better known
every year. Within the last few
years young ladies have been ad
mitted to the regular departments but
with no concessions made to them in
the way of feminine specialties. " Art
and music are not taught in the coll
lege but the young ladies have the
privilege of pursuing regular un
modifying courses leading to the var
ious degrees. This movement has
been greeted with wide favor and
would have much larger growth if
the authorities were willing to adopt
co-education as a regular scheme.
As it is, about thirty young ladies will
pursue their courses here this year
and under more comfortable condi
tions than hitherto prevailed.
Besides, the new lecture rooms in
Holland Hall, they have been provid
ed wvith apartments in Smetzler Hall
for use as waiting rooms and study
roonm during study hours. Other
improvements in Smetzler Hall in
clude sanitary plumbing, and equip
ment of shower baths for the use of
the young men. Through the cour
tesy of Mr. L. B. Dozier, of Colum
bia, a hot water attachment has just
been added to these baths so that
the 'equipment is everything that
could be desired.
Electric lights are now being in
stalled in Holland Hall and the li
brary societies have adopted meas
ures for furnishing their newv and
By general consent the new build
ing is regarded as one of the hand
somest and most substantial struc
tures in the south. Kellar Hall will
hereafter be devoted still more espec
ially to the service of science. The
entire first floor being given to this
For the present, the library occu
pies half of the second story, but it
is thought that at some future time
provisions will be made elsewhere
for the library a id the entire second
floor wvill.be give.i to the use of the
Museum. The library is thorough
ly classified and with Mrs. Holland
in the position of librarian, will be
of greater service to the students than
The-reading room which iZ placed
in Holland Hall is frequented by the
students during the af-.ernoon. Great
stress is laid upon a thorough course
of study in all departments and every
opportunity will be watched looking
to the adoption of the most approved
The constituency of the college is
continually broadened. North Car
oli;a will be better represented thi5
year than formerly. and it is lenieved
that the college will contine to ii
crease in p)atronage from that and
other states. Two Charl-)tte boy.s are
cir)lled this vear.-Messrs. Jay and
Charles Misenheiner. while Mr. G.
C. Winecoff is well known in that
I will be absent from home until
October ist, 1904. My clients or any
other parties desiring any informa
tion from me in regard to legal mat
ters will please call on Fred H. Dom
inick, Esq., who will attend to such
matters for me during my absence.
T-i1i-i. Cole. L. Blease.
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration of the Town of
Newberry, S. C., are now open, and
the undersigned as Supervisor of Reg
istration for said town, will keep said
books open every day from 9 a. m.,
until 5 p. m. (Sundays excepted), in
cluding the 1st day of December, 1904.
T. 0. Stewart,
Supervisor of Registration.
September 5, 1904.
THE JULY G RAD E
Will buy either 'of the below men
Two pounds of Good Rice.
One pound of Good Parched Coffee.
Two, boxes of Potted Ham.
Three pounds of Best Flour.
Two dozen Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Two yards of 4-4 Bleaching.
Four pounds of A. H. Soda.
One box of Good Salmon.
I plug of Good Chewing Tobacco,
worth 15 cents.
Two packages of Fine Tea.
One box Pineapple.
Lots and lots of other things too
numerous to mention.
Come and See Us,
Foundry and i
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Cotton Mill Oastil
We repair Engin<
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 01
Miss Bessie Carlisle,
has open her Music
School, at her resi
Jenceon the 1st day
>fSe ptember, 1904.
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Sixty Day Tickets 31.00
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