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VOL. XLI I. NO. 78 NEWBERRY. S. C., FRIDAY JUNE 16, 1905. TWICE AIEK 1.0YA
CLASS OF TWENTY-SIX
CLOSE OF NEWBERRY COL
The Graduates-Eloquent Addresse.
By Distinguished Speakers
Commencement at Newberry col
lege .closed on Wednes('zy morning
when twenty-one young men and
five young ladies received their di
plomas and were sent forth in the
world to take up the battle of life ii
The first honors of the class were
conferred upon two brothers, some
thing that does not often happen and
one, Mr. J. C. Hipp, Jr., also received
three of the four medals open to the
senior class. The medal for the best
essay, the medal for German, and for
history. In this same class was a sis
ter of these two young men. And the
sophomore Greek medal was won by
another brother. W. F. Hipp. It
seems to have been something of a
Interest in these exercises never
lags and the opera house as usual
was crowded to its utmost with the
beauty and the chivalry of the city
The contest for the junior oratori
cal medal came off on Monday even
ing. Six young men entered the are
na. This is not voluntary. All the
members of the class were required
to prepare speeches and six were se
lected to represent the class. The
Busby, Irmo, "Unwritten
B. V. Chapman, Little Mountain,
"Lia and Liberty."
Geo. W. Harmon, Prosperity,
"Dabo 's Reward."
E. "B. Houseal, Newberry, "The
James T. Owen, St. Matthews,
"The Individual and the Nation."
P. A. Schumpert, Prosperity,
"America and her Responsibilities."
'The judges were composed of Hon.
A. F. Lever, Rev. James D. Kinard,
Rev. X. O. J. Kreps, Rev. P. D. Ri
singer and I. H. Hunt, Esq. They
aw rded the medal to Mr. B. V.
Chapman, of Little Mountain, and the
~presentation was made by Hon. A. F.
T-he alumni address was delivered
on Tuesday morning by Hon. A. F.
Lever, of the class of 1895. A report
of this speech appears in another
At the conclusion of the address the
business meeting of the association
was held. The most important ac
tion taken was the determination tc
raise funds to build a gymnasium on
the campus not to cost less than
$2,000. This movement was started
two years ago after the address by
Dr. W. G. Houseal, urging the im
portance of physical training along
with mental culture. At that time
and immediately following some
$1,200 was subscribed for this pur.
pose and some part of it paid in cash.
Dr. W. G. Houseal, Z. F. Wright and
H-. C. Holloway were appointed a
committee to have the matter in hand.
At this meeting a new impetus was
given the movement and Geo. B.
Cromer and S. J. Derrick were added
to the committee and the committee
instructed to proceed with the build
ing as soon as $2.000 was subscribed
and $500 paid in cash.
On motion of Prof. W. K. Slighr
Mr. *A. Birge Wise. of Prosperity and
W. P. Roof, Jr.. of Lexington, were
appointed a committee of two to can
vas the 'state in ord~er to raise the
funds. They were also given advis
ory and assistant commr:ttees as fol
Saluda: B. B. Hare and J. R. Un
ger; Orangeburg-W. A. Rast and W
B. Aull; Bamberg-J. W. Jenny ani
W. H. Wiley; Lexington-A. F. Lev
er and C. M. Efird; Charleston-C. C
Olney and G. P. Voigt; Edgefield anc
Aiken-P. D. Risinger.
In Georgia Dr. Herman Hess wa
appointed to represent the alumni ii
collecting funds in that state.
Next year marks the semi-centen
nial of the founding of the college.
The alumni association will cooper
ate with the faculty and trustees ii
arranging for the celebration of thi
semi-centennial of the founding of th<
college during the next commence
ment. Looking to that end Prof. A
J. Bowers offered the following reso
lution, which was adopted, and wil
take. the place of the annual oration
"Resolved, That the officers of th<
association be constituted a commit
tee to consult with the faculty an<
board of trustees in the arrangemen
of the programme for the semi-cen
tennial exercises next commence
At the conclusion of the busines;
before the association, Col. E. H
Aull offere,; this resolution:
"Resolved, That the thanks of th<
alumni association be extended to the
Hon. A. F. Lever for his masterly
timely and thoughtful address. Hard
ly in the history of the association ha.
there been an address so filled witl
thought and ideas representative o:
the days of proud old Carolina. New.
berry college can well be. proud of it.
worthy and faithful representative al
the national capital."
The association elected these offi
cers for the ensuing year:
J. B. Hunter, Esq., president; W. A
Rast, Orangeburg, vice president; J
S. Wheeler, county superintendent of
education, secretary, and the Rev. W
K. Sligh, treasurer.
Congressman Lever is an enthus
iast on the subject of athletics anc
made a vigorous fight for the gym
nasium. Of course all the niember!
wanted it, but some were not as hope.
ful of accomplishing the work sc
soon. If the warmth is kept up b3
the committee and the work pushed
the money will be raised by the end
oft he year.
The address before the literary so
cieties was delivered by Hon. A. M
Waddell, of Wilmington, N. C. He
spoke on "The History and Civiliza
tion of the South." Col. Waddell be
iongs to the old school and his lov<
for and admiration of the old Soutl
and his reverence for her history an<
traditions and her splendid manhool
and womanhood was manifes
throughout 'his most excellent an<
eloquent address. He was introduc
ed by Chief Justice Y. J. Pope.
We have not a copy of his excel
lent address and quote this brief sy
nopsis from the News and Courie:
He began his speech by paying his
respects to the young ladies of th<
college and pointing out to them th<
responsibilities that would fall upoz
them as educated women. He paid
touching tribute to women in thei:
relations to the home. He called at
tention to the frequency with whicl
the sacredness of home ties are nov
aired in the courts, and said that th<
old home life was gradually disap
pearing in this commercial age. WitI
these few timely remarks the speake:
launched into his speech proper.
His tribute to the soldiers of th<
civil war was touching and beautiful
and won the hearts of all who hear<
i:. He said they gave their lives fo
a just cause, but lost in the Titani'
struggle of four years. The drean
of a separate and independent gov
ernent vanished in tears, in bloo<
and in the desolation hope seeme<
to have abandoned them to their fate
but not so.
What saved them in this period o
their darkest history? It was thei
- character, Southern character, the
. character that is gracious and glor
I ious, the gift of the great God to a
- noble and heroic people. Forty
years ago if one had made the state
I ment that today South Carolina would
rival Massachusetts in the manufac
s ture of cotton, he would have been
i laughed at, but it has happened.
The same thing has happened in
- Alabama in the iron industry. It is
happening all over the South today.
- Col. Waddell traced the development
i of the South along industrial lines,
and showed the false ideas held by
people unfamiliar with Southern his
- tory in regard to education before the
He begged the young men to study
I Southern history and traditions, to
: take as their motto the ideals of the
The usual large crowd filled the
opera house on Wednesday morning.
The graduating class occupied seats
on the rostrum and the six young
men who made speeches maintained
the reputation of the college. Their
- names and subjects follow:
J. C. Hipp, "Thyself Thy Monu
E. H. Olney, "The Big Stick."
W. E. Pugh, "Coquette Cotton."
W. E. Derrick, "Shall We Trust die
J. W. Oxner, "The Minister and the
J.. H. Zeagler, "The Ogden Move
R. W..Frick, "The National Crisis."
J. E. Hipp,. "Ich Dien."
At the conclusion of the speeches
the honors and degrees were. con
ferred and the medals awarded.
Honors and Medals..
The honors of the senior class were
awarded as follows:
The first honor to two brotbers,
Messrs. J. E. and J. C. Hipp, without
difference. The second honor was.
given to Mr. j. C. Lybraid, of Brook
The degree of doctor of divinity
was bestowed upon the Rev. James
Herbert Wilson, of Salisbury, N. C.
The honorary degree of master of
arts was given for special cause to the
Rev. H. A. McCullough, principal of I
the North Carolina Collegiate insti
tute, and to the Rev. W. C. Schaef
fer, Jr., of Leipzic, Germany. The de
gree of master of arts was bestowed
in regular course upon Wm. Buehler
Seabrook, of Newberry, with a spec
ial distinction. The senior medal in
history was presented to Mr. J. C.
Hip,of Newberry. by the Hon. A.
M. Waddell. The magazine scholar
ship was awarded by J. B. Hunter,
Esq., of Newberry, to W. F. Hipp,
of Newberry, with George W. Har
mon, of Prosperity, alternate. The
freshman medal was presented by the
Rev. J. D. Kinard, of Cameron, to V.
B. Sease, of Little M'ountain, with
honorable mention of Irby Koon, col
lege correspondent for the State.
The German medal went to J. C.
Hipp, of Newberry, being presented
by Hon. A. F. Lever, with honorable
mention of J. C. Lybrand. of Brook
land. Rev. C. A. Freed, of Columbia,
presented the sophomore Greek medal
to W. F. H'ipp, of Newberry, with
honorable mention of Miss M. A.
Swittenberg, and Miss Sarah E.
Bowers. The Rev. S. H. Zimmer
man presented the senior essay medal
to J. C. Hipp. of Newberry. The
medal in science was bestowed upon
Mr. W. E. Pugh by Dr. Geo. B.
-Cromer, of the faculty.
After conferring the degrees and
awarding the diplomas President
Scherer spoke the following words
Y'oung ladies and gentlemen, T am
glad to be able to use this greeting
with the utmost sincerity of signifi
cance. It will always be a pleasure
to me to recollect that my first year
THE SOUTH TO
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FULL TEXT OF CONGRESSMAN t<
LEVER'S SPEECH. tl
The Southern Ideals Which For More p
Than Fifty Years Ruled the Na- tl
tion Are More Essential Now. S
The following is the full text of the Ii
eloquent and thoughtful speech of d
Hon. A. F. Lever, delivered before the r
Alumni association of Newberry col- ?
lege on Tuesday morning. .It will pay ei
you to give it a careful perusal. C;
It is well to keep before the youth ir
of this day the ideals of the old f<
south and a note of warning against w
the tendency to socialism and com- w
mercialism is timely. ai
The speech of Mr. Lever is one of k:
the strongest heard at a commence- c:
ment season in Newberry in a long ti
time and it was delivered with a force is
which evidenced that the speaker felt r<
the truth of the message he had s1
Mr. Lever ranks high in the con- h
gress of the nation and at the same I
time keeps in close touch with the A
people of his district and of the c<
state and is deservedly popular. h
He was introduced by Hon. Arthur c<
Kibler, president of the association. o1
Mr. Lever's Address. W
Mr. Lever spoke as follows: c<
If this nation is to be saved from h
the perils which threaten it, it must all
be through the educated conservatism w
of the South. tl
The North has been taught to be- ti
lieve that the seed out of which grew ir
this.naatien were planted in the soiF~of si
Massachusetts when the M'ayflower tl
struck shore. The sectional histor- j
ian, deaf to the facts, has written it, as
and many have believed it. It is a o:
perversion of the truth. it
This -nation is of southern ori- C
gin, it comes of southern parentage: n
It was a southern brain that conr-- la
ceiyed the idea of liberty under law, d;
it was southern courage that fought B
and won the battle that fixed that idea S
as an everlasting fact. But for the r
spirit of Jefferson, the idea would not re
have been born; but for the patience s.
and wisdom of Washington, it would vi,
not have lived, and the conservatism ci
of southern statesmanship must, in is
the end, preserve it as an imperish- ti
able heritage to humanity-.t
For sixty out of seventy years, the ti
South was the dominant power in the
nation. Her leadership was absolute c
and undisputed. The voice of her t
statesmanship .was the voice of the t
It was the business of the Old
South to rule. The character of her it
institutions and the natural propens
ity of her people for political life de
veloped the nation's greatest leaders n
in political thought. Each plantation tl
was a miniature government in itself,
cepending for its peace and prosper- t
ity on its master's sense of justice it
'and right. She was a university in
which the fine art of statecraft was
taught. and her people were post- a
graduates in the science of political
disputation and wisdom. Shc was anc
arena in which was fought out the c
vital problems of national life, a t
parliament in which giant mind
grappled with giant mind, where in
tellectuial gladiators dared to shiver
their lances against worthy foeman, .
where trained men fought with trained b
men, and brought forth truth.
Her statecraft was laid in justice a
and conservatism, and her statesman~
ship was a beautiful idealism in which
the material interests of the nation r
were made to walk in perfect harmony
with the finest sensibilities of man
kind, and progress wvent forward a
without a jar.
The people themselves, deeply at- 1
tached to the home, loyal to consti- a
tuted authority, filled with an abid- a
ing faith in the principles undenly
ig' the; tiation, jealous of their. own
ghts and power in the nation,. de
Landed of their public servants. not
nly the most absolute personal hon
r and integrity, but the highest in
;llectual equipment. The result was
iat only the best and strongest of
er sons were honored with public
ositions. How well they merited
ie trust is the glory of the Old
outh. Corruption in public places
as unknown, and questionable po
tical methods were spurned into
isrepute. The ante-bellum states
ian stood'for faith, and stood for it
ith all of his might, and a consist
icy which in these days of expedien
r is most refreshing. He was noth
*g of an opportunist. He battled
>r an idea, because he thought it
as right, -and refused an alliance
hich offered certain success, if such
i alliance compromised the well
town principles of his people or
Lused them to sacrifice a wholesome
adition or precedent. He was the
eal of the public servant, chival
us, honest, and loyal. His was the
atesmanship of the Anglo-Saxon, a
atesmanship that has given to the
iman family its most priceless jewel.
was a statesmanship intensely
merican and patriotic,- when, the .
)nstitution strictly interpreted' and
>nestly applied, was. the chart and
>mpass of legislative action, when
)edience to, and love for the law,
ere the guiding stars of individual
>nduct. It was a statesmanship of
gh ideals which dared to put soul
>ove body, man above machine. It
as an idealism that made character
te measure of man's worth, and vit.
te the standard of a woman's place
society. In the ante-bellum
atesman was most iigshleferlope
te instinct of local self government'
litheliberty of thought and~ sped
id the fullest and fairest discussion
public questions. It was the same
stirct that wrested the Magna
harta from the unwilling Plantage
-ts, substituted the Church of Eng
nd for the Church of ome in the
iys of the Tudors, gav irth to- the
ill of Rights in the-- tiie of the
tuarts, and the principles of the
eclaration of Independence in the
ign of George the 3rd; and it is this
Lme love for the home, this same de
tion to local autonomy, this same
)nservatism of character. this ideal
m, that must serve as a stay against
ie aggressive march of a seeming
iumphant paternalism, and stem the
de of socialism and radicalism.
In this, the heyday of commier
alism, when men are consumed by
te furore and mad passion for wealth,
iere are those who think the day for
te idealist in government is gone
>rever. Even among our own people,
is sometimes accounted an evidence
F intellectual smartness to sneer at
te fogyism of the Old South. The
tan with more dollars in his pocket
ian brains in his head, regards the
idividual who would carry him backr
>that period and let him:jook upon
s splendid manhood and-mnatchless
omanhood, its old time honesty and
irtue in public and private affairs, as
crank of cranks, a nan without
lace in this seething age'of commer
alism. The Old South is looked
pon as ante-dated, out of touch with
ie times. Its statesmanship is re
arded as an unprofitable guide in
ur national conduct. Its reverence
>r the constitution is said to be an
sue that was settled in four years of
lood and tears, its adherence to law
smiled at as belonging to a gener
tion unfamiliar with the great ae
omplishments. Its love for the tra
itions of the past is accounted nar
w, and untrue to this progressive
eriod. We belong to the money age,
nd the latter day statesman must be
tradesman, in a large measure, to
eet the demands of his constituents.
'o stand for a principle and lose an
ppropriation is the rankest heresy,
nd would lay the guilty unfortunate