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THE GRADUATING CLASS.
Faculty of Newberry College Awards
Honors and Assigns Subjects
The senior class of Newberry col
lege has completed the regular class
room course, and the class honors
have been awarded by the faculty and
the members of the class given sub
jects for their graduating orations.
First 'honor was awarded to Messrs.
J. E. Hipp and J. C. Hipp, of New
berry, without distinction between 1
th'em. Second honor was~ awarded to
Mr. J. C. Lybrand, of New Brook
The following subjects for graduat
ing orations were assigned:
Joseph Luther Amick, "Education
and Crime." 1
Samuel Bushnell Bowers. "Ovama."
Allen Bowman Caughman. The
Demigod and Demijohn."
Frank Worthington Chapman,.
Walter Ed,ward Derrick. "Shall We
Trust the Trusts?"
Robert Wilbur Frick, "The Nation
Jacob Walter Fulmer, "Environ
James Edward Hipp, "Ich dien."
John Clarence Hipp, "Thyself Thy
Miss Hattie Ella Hipp, "The Time
-Thomas Watland Holloway, "Look
Miss Leona Odalite Johnson, "Vir
tus Omnia Vincit."
Miss Martha Brown Johnstone,
"John B. Gordon."
Miss Louise Jones, "Westminster
.-sse Carroll Ly)rand, "When Coal
Edward Horn Olney, "The Big
Jason Witherspoon Oxner, "The
Minister and the Man."
Iolland Ray Paysinger., "The
William Edward Pugh. "Coquette
-Wade Picken; Ruff. Jr.. "Coflege
Miss Lucy Mayer Suber. "The P-irt
ing of the Ways."
Sterling Franklin Stoudemire. *The
Danger of Success."
Adam Franklin Swygert "The
Power of Perseverance."
David Hutto Taylor, "The Eighty
rthree' Per Cent."
Joseph Hydrick Zeigler. "'The Og
'Thomas Ellis Zipperer, "Rockefel
ler and Missions."
-A -preliminary contest wvill be held
at some date before commencement
-t select those who will deliver ora
tions' on commencement day. Corn
~mencement this year begins on Sun
'day, 'June 11, closing with the recep
:tion to 'th graduating class on the
zollege campus the following Wed
-The stibject for the senior prize es
say this year is "The Hand of God
in History.' The class is reading
.Elsoni's United States History for ex
namination for history medal.
M~arriage at Mollohon.1
Mr. Calvin Henderson and Miss
Mamie Crisp. daughter of Mr. J. H.
s'Crijp, were mar-ried at the Mollohon
Bafptist church on Sunday afternoo~n
-at 2 o'clock. The marriage ceremon:
was pronounced by the Rev. George
A. Wright. Both the young peole
tiave many friendis, who wish them
Will Give a Concert.1
.Aiconcert will be given in the opera<
house on Friday evening, May 5, byi
the 'ladies of the Library association1
arid the Newberry orchestra. The in
.strumental music will be by the or- 1
chestra and the chorus work, solos,
etc., by the ladies.
The Library Association.
The regular monthly meeting of the i
Library association will be held on
the third Monday of May. At this
time the annual election of librarian
wilV take place. All applicants must
han'u their applications to Mrs. J. E.
Norwood, the president, before the
The-. merchants at Prosperity have
-agreed -to close their stores at 61
o'clock:'in the afternoon during the <
summer-months, beginning May i and 1
rhe Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Clerk of Court Jno. C. Goggans
pent Sunday night in Columbia.
Miss Juanita Schumpert is at home
rom Atlanta for several weeks.
Mrs. W. B. Wertz and little son
Lre visiting in Greenville.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease was in Colum
>ia yesterday on legal business.
Hon George S. Mower was in Co
umbia yesterday on legal business.
Mr. J. Guy Daniels is in Charles
M\lr. J. B. Lathan. of Little Moun
an. was in Newberry yesterday.
Rev. and irs. L. X. Swope. of
\cColl, are visiting friends in the
;..sh River section.
Miss S. G. Holland attended the
narriage of her niece. Miss Daisy
)ean. to Mr. W. S. Hill. in Greenville.
Dr. W. F. Eberhardt went to Co
umbia Sunday a'iternoon on a short
-isit to his relatives and many friends
Mr. C. H. Buckley, representing
'harpe & Dohme. of Baltimore, was
n Newberry the past several days.
4r. Buckley has many friends here.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Woman's club will meet with
kliss Williamson on Thursday after
ioon at 4 o'clock.
The W. C. T. U. will meet with
VIrs. John H. Wicker on Thursday
tfternoon at 4 o'clock.
The Bachelor Maids will meet with
he Misses Dominick on Tuesday af
ernoon at 4.30 o'clock.
Welsh Neck. at Hartsville, defeated
he Newberry college baseball team
m Saturday by a score of 2 to T.
Several minor cases have been dis
')OScd of in the mayor's court during
he pasi few days.
During the absence of Mayor Geo
3. Cromer from the city Alderman
Van Smith is acting mayor.
Dr. George B. Cromer will deliver
he annual address on the occasion
i the closing exercises of the Saluda
traded school tonight.
The case of Cleve Morris, colored,
ndicted by WV. P. Fellers for trespass
red by a jury in Magistrate Cannon
3. Blease's court on Saturday. result
ed in a mistrial. The jury was de
nanded by the defendant. Morris
xas represented by L. W. Jones. Esq.
Charged With Murder in Laurens.
Virge WVilliams, colored, who was
vanted in Laurens county on the
:harge of murder, was captured in a
1use near Helena at an early hour
m Friday morning by Sheriff M. 31
~ufordl, accompanied by Deputy Slher
f Johnson andl Policemani Beden
ag1. The negro was taken tc
.rens on Friday afternoon.
ears that several weeks ago Virge
\illiams became engaged in a (lispute
vith another negro. Tom WVilliams, al
saw mill on the Bedenbaugh
.'orkman place. above the Laurens
in. andl struck Tom in the head with
piece of wood, inflicting injuries
ron which he subsequently died.
urge left for Georgia. Tom lingered
>etween life and death. and on Thurs
la Mr. Buford received a
elephone message that he was
lead. In the meantime Virge,
t appears, got b -k to Clin
on from Georgia on Wednesday,
Lnd Sheriff Buford was informed in
he 'phone message that Virge was
m the night train on the C.. N. & L.,
wvhich passes Newberry at about 7
'clock. The train passed before
Sheriff Buford reached the depot. but
he Newberry railroad authorities tel
~graphed the conductor in Columbia,
Lnd the conductor called up Sheriff
uford over th. long distance 'phone
tnd informed him that a negro an
wering the description of Virge had
ot off the train at Newberry. Sherifi
3uford. Deputy Sheriff Johnson ,and
oliceman Bedenbaugh and Franklin
earched several houses, and the ne
tro was finally found by the sheriff.
THE OPERA HOUSE.
R6nted to Messrs. Earhardt, Stewart
and Wells For a Period of
At the last regular meeting of city
council, the bids for the rent of the
opera house were received, and the
house was rented to Messrs. John W.
Earhardt, Thos. 0. Stew.rt and Hen
ry B. Wells for a period of three
years. The new management will
take charge of the house on Septem
ber i. Their bid was eighteen dollars
The present management, Messrs.
Earhardt. Pifer and Eberhardt, did
not submit a bid. Mr. John W. Ear
hardt. who is a member of the firm
which has rented the house for the
ensuing three years. commencing Sep
tember i. is one of the members of
the firm wvhich now has the house in
The members of the new manage
ment, which will take charge on Sep
tember i, promise to give Newberry
some high-class attracicns.
By Miss Susie Edna Summer, at the
Presbyterian College, in
One of the most interesting events
of the social season at the Presbyter
ian College. in Charlotte, will be the
organ recital by Miss Susie Edna
Summer, in the college conservatory
of music, op Friday, April 28, at 8.30
p. m. Miss Summer will be assisted
by the college stringed orchestra.
Following is the programme:
Bach ..........St. Ann's Fugue
Pascal ..T......Tempo di Minuetto
Mendelssohn .. .. .. Second Sonata
Grave-Adagio-Allegro Maestoso e
Jadassohn ........Canon Scherzo
Moszkowski Spanish Dance (Violin)
Miss Irene Allison
Stern ............Postlude in F
Clark ..........Chorus of~Angels
Handel .. .. Second Organ Concerto
-Allegro, Ma Non Presto
Organ and Orchestra
Miss Summer is a daughter of Mr.
C. E. Summer, of this city. Her na
tive musical talent has been developed
by'extensive travels in Europe, and
her friends here are delighted with
Oratorical Contest at Greenwood.
A number of .Newberry people will
go up to Greenwood on Friday to at
tend the oratorical contest of the
State Intercollegiate Oratorical asso
ciation on Friday night. Erskine and
Newberry college will meet on the
diamond in Greenwood on Friday af
ternoon, and the annual german will
be given at the Oregon hotel on Fri
cay night followirrg the oratorical
contest. Newberry college will be
represented in the contes't by Mr. R.
Following are the contestants from
the various colleges and their sub
L. E. Boykin, Clemson college.
"The Majesty of the Law."
M. B. Pierce. Wofford college. "A
Leader From the South."
R. W. Frick, Newberry college,
R. L. Patrick. Erskine college,
"The Destiny of Democracy."~
T. H-. Clark. Presbyterian College
of South Carolina, "A Voice of the
J. B. Hodges, the C'tadel, "The
Salvation of the New South-Higher
S. E. Bony. Furman university. "Is
the Poet P'erF'ming Life's Highest
As to Union Depot.
Observer, April 21.
Newberrians don't seem to be much
concerned about a newv depot. If the
C. N. & L. had a better waiting room
there would be no cause 'for complaint
Observer. April 25.
If rumors are corect, the railroads
have come to the plan advocated all
along by the Observer relative to a
union passenger depot--both roads to
use th ~.esent depot of the South
MARRIED IN BENNETTSVILLE
Wedding of Mr. Spigel and Mis.
Mittle-Something of Marlbo
The people of Newberry renenibei
Mr. and Mrs. Mittle, who lived here
for twenty-seven years, and the Mit
tie corner is still designated as such
Three of their daughters were mar
ried here-Pauline, Lizzie and Esthei
-the first to Mr. M. S. Epstin, th<
second to Mr Julius Brown and the
third to Mr. Sol Brown. It was m3
pleasure to attend all three of thes(
marriages. Mrs. Epstin is now living
in Beaufort, Mrs. Julius Brown ir
Charleston and Mrs. Sol Brown ir
Bennettsville. Some days ago wher
an invitation came to the marriage o1
the fourth daughter. Mis. Daisy. I
decided to be present.
Some four years ago Mr and Mrs
Mittle decided to leave Newberry and
to settle in Bennettsville. They solc
out their business here and engaget
in business there. Mr. Mittle die(
abcut two years ago but the busines
has been continued in Bennettsvil<
by his son, Meyer, and widow and th<
girls, Daisy and Rachel. They hav<
one of the prettiest dry goos stores ir
this beautiful little city.
The wedding took place on Eastei
Sunday. In company with Mr. Jos
Mann I left Newberry on Saturda3
afternoon. arriving in Bennettsvill<
about i o'clock, the train being aboul
two hours late. The Mittles have -
tender place in their hearts for New
berry and are always glad to see an]
one from here and we were mad<
The groom is Mr. D. M. Spigel, o
Spartanburg. It was a quie
home wedding. Those of th<
family present were: Mrs. Jul
ius Brown, of Charleston; Mr
and Mrs. Sol Brown, of Bennetts
ville. and their three children-Julius
Herman and Theresa: David Mittle
of Beaufort: E. N. Mittle. of Bow
mail: Mrs. J. Mittle, Myer Mittle. am
Miss Ray Mittle. of Bennettsville. Jos
Mann, of Newberry: P. E. Levy. o
Augusta: jos. Spigel, brother of th<
groom, Spartanburg: Joseph Straus:
and S. Weill, of Clio, and Capt. E. A
Bristow. of Bennettsville: E. H. Aull
Newberry. Rabbi J. Klein, Sumter.
The ceremony. as stated, was at thi
house and took place at 2 o'clock
Rabbi J. Klein, of Sumter, perform
ed the ceremony in a very impressiv<
manner according to the beautifu
ritual of the Jewish church, and pro
nounced D. M. Spigel and Dais'
Mittle, man and wife. A sumptuou:
luncheon was served and late in th<
afternoon the bride and groom drov<
to Cheraw. where they boarded th<
Seaboard train for their future hom<
It was a very pretty day and if sun
shine on the wedding day means bles
sings for the bride the.pathway of this
young bride should be strewn witi
roses. Mlr. Spigel and his brother.1
understand. own a large jewelry stort
in Spartanburg and are successfu
D)uring~ the morning, in com
pany with Mr. David Mittle
I had the pleasure of a drive over the
bautiful little city of Bennettsville
ad it is a pretty town. Wide streets
wih beautiful water oaks on eithei
sde and all the dwellings freshly
painted, a. this season of the year il
presents a very pretty picture. We
(1o not know any towvn where the
paint brush seems to be used so freel)
as in this one and we do not know
anything that adds so much to the ap
pearance of a town with so little out
lay of money. as the application o:
paint. There are many very hand
some houses in this city and it is said
that the magnificent mansion of Mr.
A. J. Matheson. which fronts one o;
the streets, is not excelled by any resi
ence in the state. The graded school
building would dr. credlit to a city. fomi
times the size of Bennettsville.
But then Bennettsville is in the
midst of one of the most fertile farm
in sections of South Carolina and it
wold (do you good to see the broad
fields of cotton and con
just coming .up and already
up to a good stand. While
a great deal of corn is planted I did
not see much evidence of a reductior
in the cotton acreage, in a drive oi
several miles in the rountry. A gen
teman told me that a two horse farm
consisting -of 31 acres rented for IP
bale o cotnn_ That, it appeared tc
me. was more than would be made on
31 acres but it was stated that an or
dinary crop on this much land would
yield from 43 to 6o bales. I don't
know about this,bt t thereare certainly
some very fine -farm lands in Marl
boro county. In the town of Ben
nettsville there are now some ten or
twelve new brick stores in process of
Everywhere you go almost
you fnd some one from Newberry.
In Bennettsville, besides the Mittles,
Dr. 0. A. Matthews, son of our owii
people. Capt. and Mrs. E. P. Matthews,
has a very pretty and up-to-date drug
store and says he is doing well, and
there is every evidence of it.
At night I attended services at the
Methodist church P.td heard a most
excellent sermon by Dr. Duncan,
agent of the Columbia -emale college.
We had numerous and pressing in
vitations to spend :wo or three days
or longer in this pretty little city and
if it had beenwpossible we would have
been glad to accept them all. I ex
pect to go back again soon and see
this section of South Carolina when
the corn and the cotton grow larger.
This is the home of Judge Hudson,
Col. Knox Livingston, the late Col.
C. S. McCall, Col. Tom Hamer, Col.
T. W. Bouchier. Judge Townsend, Sen
ator McLaurin and many other names
farmiliar to the people of the state.
I called on Editor -Brown, of the
Marlboro Democrat, who has been in
the newspaper business since 1859.
He promised to attend the next meet
ing of the State Press association. I
also called to see Editor Freeman but
he Avs not at home.
Mr. Jos. Mann remained a day in
Bennettsville and will reach home to
Rabbi Klein has been in Sumter
only about a year but is an intelli
gent and pleasant gentleman and will
make friends wherever he goes.
On the train I met up with Mr. E.
- D. Smith, who is president of the cot
I ton association of this state and or
ganizer for the cotton states. He ad
dressed the farmers at Kingstree on
Saturday. and was going over to
Bennettsville to spend Sunday. He
is enthusiastic and says the farmers
are going to win. That it has been
found that the talk about large sales
of fertilizers is all a mistake, that only
the other day Mr. R. W. Simpson.
president of the board of trustees of
Clemson college, had stated that $30,
ooo of tags had been returned f0r re
-demption, and that in the sales of fer
tilizer for this year was included some
$io,ooo for cotton seed meal, which
showed a reduction in the
state of over 23 per cent. in the use of
fertilizer. He said the farmers had to
win this fight but in order to make it
of lasting benefit it would be neces-:
sary to have more warehouses. Mr.
Smith came oyer to Columbia yester
day to meet Dan Sully and from there
he wvent to Texas where he is to make
E. H. A.
JUST RECEIVED this morning, an
other lot of Sne millinery, at W. T.
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN
A black hound puppy, seven months
old. Last seen in Prosperity April
14. Send information to Geo. C.
IF YOU NEED MONEY and 3 per
cent on your personal note would
interest you address Rust & Co.,
Cedar Rapids, Ia.
FOR RENT OR SALE-Residence I
in High Point formerly occupied by
WV. A. Fulmer. Apply to H. T.
FLORADORA COTTON SEED.
for sale at 75 cents per bushel. On
ly 15o bushels left. Call early. Aa
tine Buzhardt, Newberry, S. C.
The W. B.. Aull place opposite
Mr. C. A. Bowman's on Johnstone
street. The house has nine rooms
and has just been kalsomiined inside
and put in good repair; good garden;
possession given immediately. Ap
py to A. C. Jones.
Naewy S. C., April 1o, 10.