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V0OL L. NO. 48. bwI~In..0 DAY. TJUNK~ 1!. 1906. WG EK 15 E
Originil Building Dataged b
Close Fifty Yeo
WNithl the annual coiienlcemleit.
which blegan Suna(Iy Imorilng Ne'w
herry college will close Ii half een
tury of history of which any institu
tioi of learning might be proud.
The semi-centennial exercises have
attracted large crowds from every
part of South Carolina and through
out the South and fron some of the
Northern states, and hundreds of
cemmencement visitors are in New
berry this week.
The record of the college during
the past session under the adminis
tration of President James A. B.
Scherer has been peculiarly gratify
ing to tihe more than three hundred
alumn1 and -to every friend of the
institutioin. Some time ago it was
determined to endow the college, and
President Scherer And those who had
the matter in charge went actively to
work to faise the endowment. Presi
dent Scherer took a trip to Chicago
and soon after his return it was an
nounc1ecd that.Dr. R. K. Pearsons, of
that city, , had given twenty-five
thousand dollars on condition that
other friends of the college raise
fifty thousand dollars additional.
Some time after that Hon. Andrew
Carnegie gave ten thousand dollars
to tihe technological department on
condition that the friends of the in
stitution raise an addition ten thous
and dollars for the endowment fund.
In a few hours ten thousand dollars
was raised in the .city of Newberry,
and1 Mr. Carnegie wired his donationi
of ten thousand dollars to the bank
here. The ten -thousand dollars rais
ed in order to secure Mr. Carnegie 's
offer, being raised for the endow
ment fund will count in securing Dr.
Pearson 's donat ion also. Some few
(lays neo a comimittee wvent to the
town of Prosperity, in this county,
and raisedl another five thousand
dollars looking towards securing Dr.
Pearson 's donation. In all Mr. Car
negie 'a donation is now in the t reas
ury of thne college, for the techino
logical depart menit, and about twen ty
thousand dollars have been raisedl
on Dr. Pearson 's offer, leaving about
thirty thousand (101lara necessary to
beC raised to secure Dr. Pearson 's
twenty-five thousand doll ar.s. Theriel
is no doubt this amount will 1he rais
ed, anid when it is raised the college
will have 'secuired Mr. Carnegie 'a
ten thousand dollars for tho techonm
logical department, and will have an
endowment of seventy-five thousand
Newh~berry college in a half century
of existence has had six presidents.
The first was Dr. Theophilus Stork,
who was' succeeded by thme followving
gentlemen, in the -order named: Dr.
J. A. Brqwvn, Dr. J1. P. Smeltzer', Dr.
Geo. W. Holland, Dr. Gleo. B. Cromer,
T)r. James' A. B. Scherer. There have
b)een times since it was established
ini 1856 ivhen the college had a hard
struggle -for existence and whlen its
life was hanging ini the balance, But
v reder al Troops in 1865.
ement Brings To,
!Irs of Globrious
there have ever beenl earnles( mlenla
its head an1d onl thle facultyN, men who
loved their church anld her inlstitni
tionl, anld through1 their efforts it s
affairs were broughit forwai-d to' thle;
present glad commencemenit timle.
More than two hundred students
attended the college during the past V
session. This is the largest enrol
ment ini-the history of te institu
tion. Thle graduating class mnbers: s
thirteen. There are now more tha
preached Sunday morning. by Dr. A
J. Bowers, a member of the faculty.
Dr., Bowers is an eloquent speaker, i
and his sermonl was full of thoight,
clothed in beariful language. Hist i 1
text was taken from Revelations 2:7:i
''To him that overcometh will I give
to at of the tree of life, which is in
tie midst of the paradise of - God.i nsi
Thie opera house, where the exer
cises were held, was erowded, and
Dr. Bowers received the close and b
andivided'attention of his large aud- t4
ellee. u N H
It was the purpose of The hIhrald 9
and News to print Dr. Bowers's ser- tj
mon in full today, but lack of sapee a
forbids. The sermon will be printed
on Friday. It would not be justice'
to Dr. Bowers to print a synopsis of i
his eloquiien't discourse, and it is for a
this reason thm it is held util hel
issue of Friday, when it will be o
printed in full.
''The Age and the Man'' was the1
sub,jeet of the semi-centennial ad-I
dIress to the students of Newberry
colleire Sunday night l)y Dr. WVm.~
Hayne Leavell, of Houston, Texas.
D)r. Leavell is a native of New
berry. and attend1ed Newberry col
le.ge before it was moved to Walhal
ia, Ini fact was one of the student
body before thme war. It will be re
coIled that Newberry college was es
tablished in Newberry and was af
terwards in 1869, moved to WValhalla
and subsequently in 1877, brought
bacek to Newherry. D)r. Hayne Lea
veil is one of the students who at
tended it bef'ore its re,mov'al to Wal
halla. But while that is true, Dr.
Leavell is still a young man. HIe
saidl in the opening of his address
Snday night that lie came to the
United States only six years before'
Newherry college wvas founded and
took up his abode in Newberry. Boy e
as he was, lie remembered the fact v
well-'' the fact of the founding ofn
the college, of course,'' lie said, ''.not nm
that oif my own founding.'' '
Dr. Leavell was, up until shor't ni
time ago, p)astor of the Presbyterian v
church in H-ouston, which church wasb
bunilt durinig his pastorship at a cost
of somnet hing like one hundred and e
fifty thousand (dollars. Hie has now
retiredl for thle time being from ne-d
tive work, however, and is tak;iner a
ret. HIe was leading' counsel for the a.
lev. Mr Caldwell in tihe case against I
im in the General Assembly of the
)resbyterian churei lield in Green
'ille a short time a-o, whieh case ex.
ited great interest throughout the
oiitry. Mr'. Caldwell's course be
l-, srustaiid by the Assembly.
Ih-. Ieavell in his address Sunday
ilt, which wits heard by an aud
Lene wilich filled the opera house,
aid thot. for the young men of the
olleve lie had chosen the Apostle
a.ul's brief but pre.-nanlt admioni
ionl, "Look to yourself.'' The fanii
:n- form of it, ie said. "take.heed to
hysel and to thv tenching.'' All
f irs found it eiler to teacl others
o be gOod thai to be good ourselves.
Ie assumed that the sidents wduld
level- ienme so abandoned as to
eatch men to do wrong by any prin
iples they advocated. So ie would
P* i'J e::i. 5: ).
MIlt' I i"'J10t - the. eLt'rt a ' d
lonlishing. them to lIm k to themsolves.
il v I man, ie siid, was he Iwh1o
ized li- -oehs. "The occasion
'hioh '-'I - Is torethe,'' ie said,
the e,_eAtrnti- n cf the fiftieth an
iversary - f , I-- .I.- t : col
!".e. is anr epochr both inl tire history
f this seh, I of learniirz and in ori
itividual history. It i4 a unine vx
erieniee for its, Oid ntAny of is ate
ever w-ainr like:v to 'i:d it -at;h.
I constitutes ait opoci for irs all.'
ie past e 'hl Mn: wN b reviewed, he
lid. " Wt. h--vfale ":mort cf (aur
nity. e1P .zhort of His glory, have
ri td- ii u pii.. We have done
le thin-is wv- otlt it to have dlone,
avd left u,nldone the thi:tas we ought
> have doire, and. inl or1 higher and
irer moods, feel that there is Io
oOd inl u1s. While we.0 (imI)llot recover.
te past, God eal cover it, an.- that
ian is blest whose sin is eovered. \
ih timne as- this wve ep.n turn-: to the
resent nd fitire an dal i1ermine hv
it help of Cod to depart from evil
Id do good ai tilhe days of' or life.'
)r. Leavell said that if the age in
Iich we live was cotnsidered, tihe
RT.JAE' A RO N
htaracter'istics of our modernt tuime, a
re would seet hiow impotrtanrt, eve cy
(e('dsry,iv it is forj every one whro I
rens to -lo his par't in the world toy
look to hrimself. '' Tihtis was as s
rnt etial ant age as the Citrist ian s
orld had ever knouwn. It was ito
nier~ dleiuht ful, it wvas a set tied fact .s
rat,th le orders of society werie gradi
Ilby the pimouint of mronecy (rie p'os
"ssed. "'lit the langu~rage of our1 re
tales, wh'Io is an explosive anrd far- ]
inding illustration of iris owvn vig-]
REV. d . SMELTZER,
rous dictu11111, this is a strenuous age.
Jr. Leavell also spoke of the struo gle
.or leisure which is going on, a1
-tru le for which. whenever main
inied. his always cursed mankind.
I spoke (f tile respon,;ibilities of?
hv "lti in t'is dly amn1l time.
1r n1v4r was a I civilizatiol
!]',! Ill-f 1114 e prospermls that did not
frrl .!I th1e rvadl tI.,m he Snid.
,h, ('b1-islian Itavihmr nm11st assumet
;uae <ther than111 Lot's. lie
r . a~ .ain- ev!: he m1ust
tir ln: an'l wN.Ile-I 11 a remeit
11'an11ce 14 a sweeter and iiebier obli
3Atinill (f life.
That was the dit to which the
tildents were Smum1111ened1ol inl this
r(1-.1 aid awf,ul time. It was the
"Wmilmiis fruim G(od.
'he a-e was as he hadl deseribed
. The man fcr the the age must be
IIa "1ind V1'-perY eulIipj)ed. Hero
raS Where the college nian came ini.
'he whole mainii must be trained, lie
4id. to mereily his brainl. It was 11o
M-er a <ill(Asti<in that a soludil and
ell-develgel(d pyinewas of, veryN
rent im-t1a1.1nce fior m n and wmeln
ril the vc1ntests of !ite inl Ihis age.
. eave. Spi ke IT athleties at somle
snth, srongly ad4vocatilnz phaYsie.1,
ultulre along with mental training,
sonl mind in a souild bodv.
The scope of edhucation sholdl be
-' 1.- e . W .- iiiul A Ni I).
es i d Im c 1 it. I v-!.r iel(
-ie.eCr ) Life' had amil it ino
lie would ae smopen 114 ien
l)ail he ai.mEnt 1ipment shonId b
hefoe, boeth lieneraisli parti1n
tr. Te tgenera51lihIs th basfisfr thev
mid tiiear. Iour mcothecd i ie
ay tworefo,as spcil, andgothe
iicial eqi~4upmet stI hae an
liae bIfhasism to5 supor it.OS 1Vi
Thinaei (If th ('ollege ntor the ei
"ife, lme t respo niiliey and~Ii
chlife the (sbi 'llity ofe this ay
'(d time i ort countryan in theil~
e mhoud hav aC foun body.ii)I ThereC
trument ofn t)he oeefo theu ro-Ili
sense was better than genius, he said.
The result (if hisi observation and ex
perience was tie conlvietionl that a
sOlind judgment. was the highest in
tellectual quality. It was th le result
o? common sense. It could -be devel
The sound mind ieeded to be train
ed, bducated, drawn out, developed.
cultivated, enriehied. ,It needed to
know many ihings, he said, to know
some things well, to linow something
Cuilture could not be couniterfeited,
said Dr. Leavell. le wanted, how
ever', to sound it warning against too
iueh culture. Culture should not, be
an eld, but a means.
The maii for Ilie age1 must have
a SOunlid soul, said Dr. Leavell. 'lat
would, of Course, include his affee
tions, his heart. As a num thinketh
and as le loves, so is lie. A man
WoUld. seek to do, to reach, to get
what, lie loved. The man whose heart
was riglit, whose soul was sound,
IDM. (4E-1. 13. CRME-4,
would n bt be an a "-nlostie. He wotildi
believe in somellin. and believe it
.ith all his mlliOit. le would be
!iuve in Godh. le woul believe in
.is fellow-men, believe that they
%Iere woth servil- and worth sav
h I:. wiuldl belive in himself,
w tld believe that he was worth
Nhile. tliat 1 Wa1S hIere 1)1 11 fr Ja p -
,1F4. Ilat lie was vI.dowed withi cap
We'Iy, burldenl-1 with responlsibility,
: .edw witi a detiny. Ile woIuld
:w i w I use h.i. p".wers of body,
minld anlI ,I Id m.111 vomineli tholm into
1v f1lit isiillent to Itect the -ood
* 11":1n .1 -1 Imlhe .:h ry ( o, God.
Tiis ul man - i %% 1ldl have not
n'y a S1mni . dyml , a oundolml llilid,
A Sund sI'l, hut Ihe would also have
c ie mnl cmpniiiOnl. I)r. Leavell
sI km of the inlllucie of woman, 2as
n N byI Iv these who had had wives
"Ad mnvlhers. and dauighters and14 sis..
ter.- :1;1l swviet-liearts, Vlhoi knew that
11m,a: had broul.it the world its pur
ity anid sweet ness and( syumplathly antd
love and( jispiratioln and naobility an~d
hiel pfuless--ini a word, its happiness
anad worth.i The dliscussion of woman
lHEV. .J MIPS A. i . SCIIHRER.
broo('i h0 im nto thle subject of' thle
:ew we man. of wvhmm lie adv'ised his
y 1n2 fien(ds to fight shy. ''Leave'(
her If< r the love (of thle Lo4rdI, who
loves vevebod,' ' lhe saidl. ' 'But do
yoiu se'ek oiut, find, andl cling to herI
wVhoi ~ 'lit ouii and fashioned a fteor
tle, 'tdyle of woman who liideI y'or
father happy and made his son a
man.'' ' Dr. Leavell 's closing admlioni
tion to the young mon was to use all
lie diligeice to Come into posses
sion of the sound body, sound mind,
1111d soul andt] sound companion.
Yesterday might fittingly and ap
priately be tenned Newberry col
lege's Cor-ollationl (ily. It was the
elimax- of fifty years of glorious his
tory and glorious aehieventent.
III t lie opera house yesterday
111omning greetiigs were brought to
tihe college from the various colleges
of South Carolina, from the State of
South Carolina through the, chief jus
tiee of the supreme court antid from
institutions and friends throughout
tlie Ilnitei States. It, was a1 matter of
regret to the friends of the college
and to his many friends in tihe audi
eie that Gov. ). C. Heyward, who
had accepted an invitation to be
present, and whose name was on the
p11rW1gr, (o1h111 not attend.
T Ihe responses to the greetings
were appropriate. The half century
of tile College's existeice was re
viewed and greater courage and
greater hope sprang from the recol
lectiou of the sacrifices and the
struggles . which had made possible
this glad (day.
E"specially appropriateA was the ad
dress of the Rev. J. A. Sligh, presi
lient of tlie board (if trustees, anitd his
Iriblite to teit' work of 'Dr. .1. p.
Sim-ltzer, during wlmse presidency
f'roml the( begi nnin1g. of, the Warl Be
htemil Stah 'iif 1 S77, tihe ol
lee was brouight throul..gh1 the a(1rkest
perimds t1f its history was mmagilifi
m. of, the (list ingumished visitors
who took part inl the vxereises was
Dr. in.jin i Sloanl, piresidmit of tihe
Stut Carolina Universiy.
The first speaker was Dr. Geoige
I. Cromer, former president of tle
colle-ge and former mayor of New
berry, who extelded an address of
of weleome by election of the city
Nnncil of Newberry. Dr. Cromer
was followed by Dr. A. G. Voigt,
lean of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary, Charleston, who brought
ereet ings from that institution.
(hief Just'e Pope spoke on behalf
It' tile State of Soith Cari-oliina, anid
was followed by Presideit Ben1jamin
SlIn, of the South Catrolina Uini
versity. The first resploise to the
iretiings was by the Rev. M. 0. J.
Kreps, president of the Sonth Camo
lin Syiiod, tie motier of' the Col
lege. Rev. J. A. Sligh, presidenti of
flth board of trustees, Iespoided oil
whialf, of' tle board.
Durinig tie' exervises telegrais
an1d messaiges we vre reveived from
wvery par11t of the coluntry'.
The opera house, \hret flit exer
rises wt're held, was crowded with
Ile aluimni and f'ormer students of
Ahe college, tlie iope of Newherryv,
an1(d friends of the institiution geler
'lhet exercises were opeiied with
amrnyer' by D r. A. ('. Voigt, dean of
he Theological Seimiinary of thme
L ut heran Church, Charles..
Byv elect ion of thle city councel of
Mt'wherry the adtdress of wveb-'oni
os deliv-ered byv Dri. Geoo. I. Cronier,
formnei'r presidenit of' thle college anti
ferm' miai yor of Newhemrry.
IDri. C'romeri extended welctome on
behlif of thle general commumity.
We love those who love our' col
lme'e said. There were memories
I lit chlastenied the joys tof t his day.
Of fte eight een Itrusteces namnetd in
I le chlarteri of 1856i none survived.
Olf fte friends who had nurturiedl the
inistiittion thle reaper's, thle angels of'
riodl, hiad ga thler?'d a golden har ivest.
imit after fIfly years thle .olleger wats
oniveiring with a new~u life. A won
derfuil list ory thle etollege had. 'You
reimeimbetr the foumndinLg in hope andi~
iiiayei' wh'en by legislative enact
mnit a schlooil became a college anti
lby donation of $18.000) fi'om the citi
"ens uif Newberry it found a home in
N'ewh)erry', '' he said. Dr. Cromer
referried to its remoival to Wahalla
andit its return aft erwards1 to New
ht'rry. lHe sp)oke-~of the glorious his
Soi'y ofd thle inst ituition and the sneri
flees of -those who had made this his
I ory glor'ious. By thle hei'oie sacri
fIee of thle fat hers, thle pi'omoters of
thme iinstit ution, by thle prayers and
faith of' those who had livedt with it
(Continune1 on Eighth pna