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VOL XLIV. NO 47. NEWBER3RY. S. 0. TUESDAY JUNE 10, 1907. .TWIOE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
Exercises Begun Sunday-Prosperous
Year-Sermons by Drs. Miller
With beautiful weather and with
large crowds - in attendance from
throughout South Carolina and from
many other States, the fifty-first an
nual commencement of Newberry
College, bringing to a close by far
the most successful year in the his
tory of this honored institution, be
gan Sunday with the baccalaureate
sermon in the Opera House by the
Rev. C. Armand Miller, D. D., of
It is a -matter of general regret;
that President James A. B. Scherer
is not here for this commencement,
having been detained abroad on his
visit to Rome.
Dr. A. J. Bowers, of the faculty, is
acting- president in Dr. Scherer's ab
sence, and the exercises are under his
Since the semi-centennial, which
was celebrated during the commence
ment exercises for 1906, the gymnas
ium has been completed, and the
Carnegie building for the technologi
cal departmonit has been erected. The
fifty thousand dollars necessary to
be raised to secure the twenty-five
thousand dollars offered by Dr. G. K.
Pearsons, of Chicago, has been rais
ed, making the total endowment in
the neighborhood of one hundred and
fifty thousand dollars.
The engineering building, donated
by Andrew Canviegie, is a splendid
edifice of three stories, comprising
fifteen thousand square feet of floor
space. A foundry and smith-shop,
with wood-working and electrical
machinery, and a large well-lighted
drafting room, constitute an ade
quate and high-class equipmen.t.
The completion of these buildings
make the College plant one of which
any institutip'n, might well be proud,
and is the result of the self-sacri
fice and earnest work of men who
have devoted their lives to Newberry
Sermon in Opera House.
The Opera House was crowded to
its capacity Sunday mnorning when the
baccalaureate sermon was delivered
by Dr. Miller. Dr. Miller is pastor of
the leading Lutheran Church of New
York city. He is a native of Virgin
ia, a graduate of Roanoke College,
and, a classmate of President Scher
er. He is a son of the Rev. J. I.
Miller, who was for many years one
of the editors of the Lutheran Visit
or, and who was president of Staun
ton Female College. His address Sun
day morning was an cannest and able
effort, showing careful-study and pre
parabion, and a deep grasp of his
theme. Dr. Miller is a pleasant
talker and he held the close attention
of his large audience.
Thme exercises were conducted by
Dr. A. J. Bowers. Prayer was offer
ed by the Rev. J. H. Harms, of Penn
Working Out One's Salvation.
Dr. Miller chose for his text the
12th and 13th verses of the second
chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the
Philippians: ''Work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling,
for it is (God that workelh in you.'
He said that the members of the
. graduating class had no thought of
standing idle in the market place.
'You have chsn' lie said, ''and
you expect, ,not the work of selfish
gaini, but the work of unselfish ser
To worIk out wa's not the same
thing as to work for. Salvation was a
force, a living, vital power already
implarted and in the present poss
sioni of the Christian man, and wvas
to be worked and wrought to its com
pleteness in God's plan. Here was no
message of bow one must get salva
tion, but here was a message of what
one must (10 with salvation. The
text emphasized and confirmed the
old pure Gospel teaching, that the
gift of eternal life was God 's free
grace, for it is God that worketh in
A Lesson from the flowers.
In these golden days the flower re
ceived from the, sun all its powers of
life, and those rays energizing it are
worknd out in bud and blossom and
Cruitage. That was the meaning of
he text and how full it was of ap
)ropriate suggestion I
The all-inclusive definition of a
Dlristian life was this: It consisted
through out of human activity which
was -a manifestation of Divine ener
y. Tie outreaching of your life,
the touching of the lives of others
mder this category you may include
the utmost round of human activity
-and in them we find the inwo'rking
>f our God worked out in these mul
liform modes of expression. There
ivere two thio.gs in which men failed,
n their willing and in the working
mt of their will. The same Apostle
Ihat wrote the text wrote also the
,vords: What I would do, that I do
iot; and the words: With my mind'
[ love the will of God, but how to per
Eerm that I find not. But later on he
round it, and what 'he found was a
nanifestation of this truth. The tiing
ror you and me to do is to let God
lo the working within us for His
rood pleasure. Hhere was one gleam of
ight i.ii- the matter of reconciling the
iovereignty of God and the freedom
,ind resposibility of man.
Waste of Energy Forbidden.
All the glory of every good act
miust be God's alone, for it is only
Jod who can work in you, you must
work out, for God permits no waste
-f energy. The power was in main him
;elf from the Sun of Righteousness,
)r, .having received grace, to die, hav
ing brought forth no fruit.
In closing Dr. Miller said to the
The golden ligit of this day befits
these golden days of the recrowning
r)f your youth. A thousand hearts
throb today quickly keeping time with
our hearts. The very air you breathe
is tense and quivering with tender
love. Teachers, fathers. and mothers,
brot.hers, sisters, even those looking
perhaps for the first time in your
faces all are yearning over you with
the very affection of hopefulness.
Your alma mater lays in your hands
as a sacred trust the honor of her
lamue, which, bearing it as her ae
knowledged children, you are to keep
inviolate. For you the cloister life is
passed. Out in the dust and turmoil
[if the world soon you must toil.
,%ore than to most has Gad come to
vou in His working. Tro the influence
If Christian homes, for you He has
added a sound Christian culture in a
rollege that lives to work out His
will. As we pray for you today He
has answered and is answering be
fore we ask, and unceasing streams
If His grace flow into your souls.
Give yourselves unresistingly that
vour lives may be the working out of
fod's own life within you, and we
Also entreat you that you receive not
the grace of God in vain.
The benediction was pronounced by
tle Rev. 0. B. Shearouse.
Sunday Night Address.
The address to the student body
f the college Sunday Iight was de
livered bly the Reverend George H.
Cornelson, formerly of Concord, N.
C., bunt at present pastor of Moore
Mfemorial Church, at Nashville, Ten
nessee. The wveather was inclement
aind at times the rain wvas pouring
lowin, but in spite of this a large aud..
ience braved the elements and filled
the opera house, to hear the eloquent
Mr. Cor.nelson took as his text the
words of Matt-hewv, ''Whosoever will
bie chief among you, let him be your
servant.'' H-e treated his text wvell,
his development of the subject beinig
perfect, andl his handling of tile sill
jeet proclaiming him to lie miaster of
t. His illustrations were aptly chos
Below is given a brief summary of
his sermonl: God 's call to man is to
lok up and not down. Man's aspira
tions must be the inspirations of iis
fellow men. Man is not content wit.h
his condition, hut 'a de.sire born with
in him expresses itself: ''My reach
extends beyond my grasp; else what's
a heaven forl"
This desire to rise is what gives
man the ruleriship of the earth, and
should not be called amblition. This
dlesire must be limited, and Jesus in
this text wishes to give the limita-.
tions. It is too often the case that
mcen seek mistaken ends in the spir1
it not of men, but of demorns. Their
ansire- is not to seve ther time, but
to make their fellow-men serve them.
Their law is '"Might makes right"
and their Golden Rule 'I physically,
financially and mentally can, there
fore I morally may." But Jesus sets
up the kinglon of self-sacrificing
service, on which the seats on his
right ain.d left hands are reserved for
t' AV!wo folh wv in his )lotd -stained
featsIlep as He toils upward tuider
His cross to His crown.
Our cathusiasm for ediention is
soiled by selfishness, and it is con
sidered as a means to save us hard
work; but education should be the
discipline to train the whole mai for
the best work he can do.
Jesus clearly revealed this priuci
ple in the parable of the sheep and
the goats. Our salvation depends on
the response we give to our God-giv
ea call to service.
Jesus illustrated this principle in
washing the disciples' feet, showing
that true exaltation comes only
through humbling oneself.
Aspire not to shine, but to serve.
Think on this paradox: The best
thing you can do for yourself is to
strive to do something for others. Al
though we may not be rewarded here,
yet in the last day, our glory shall be
complete; for we shall be like the
King, the King who amono men was
as one that serveth.
There are in the graduating class
at Newberry eollege t1hirteen young
mienl aind six young ladies, making a
class of nineteen in all. A prelim
inary contest was held in Hollaqd
Hall on Friday evening for the pur
pose of selecting ix of the young men
to represent the class at the com
mencement exercises oi Wednesday
The following are the six who were
chosen, wit-h their subjects:
E. H. Halfacre, Newberry, S. C.
The Debt of this Generatioi to
W. F. Hip.p, Newberry, S. C.
From Clod to Conscience.
0. C. Kibler, Newberry, S. C.
The Hague Conference.
. E. Long, Properity, S. C.
The Substance of Things Hoped For.
W. E. Monts, Prosperity, S. C.
The Transition of the South.
P. E. Shealy, Prosperity, S. C.
The Railroad at Bay. '
The other members of the graduat
ing class are A. W. Ballentine, Miss
1Othel Bowers, Mliss Nora Bickley,
J. 1). Cappelmain, Jr., J. F. Crouch,
Miss Myrtle Detonis, 'Miss Lucile
Dickert, J. 0. Havird, 0. W. Nichols,
Miss Mayme Swittenberg, R. L.
Swittenberg, Miss Mabel Tarrant and
T. P. Wicker. V
Col. Jno. F. Hobbs.
Col. John F. Hobbs, who is attend
ing the commencement of Newberry
college from which institution he
graduated, is president of the Thir
teeni Club, of New York, one of the
most exclusive clubs of the metro
piolis. The membership is limited to
513, and1 there are now on the waiting
list about 200 app1licanJfts.
Col. Hobbs is also identified with
t.he press of Newv York and other
wvise prmominenit in social and business
circles. He takes great interest in
his alma mater, and wheniever lie can
arrange his business, attends the
commencement. Some years ago lhe
madle a dlonation to the museum of
the college, which is probalbly the
most v'aluable as well as the most iui
quie collect ion 1:11 t.he posessioni of any
college in this section.
The many friends of Col. Hobbs
are always glad to see him. lie is ac
comp)anie'd by his daught er, Miss
Ethel, and it was his puirpose to have
with him Mrs. Hobbs, but her physi
eiani adlvised aAainist her comning
southI at this time.
The commission to refund the rail
roadl bonds, as stated in The 1Herald
and( News of Friday, met ini the ofiee
)y4 the counity supervisor on last
Friday and began the preliminaries
necesary to the refunding of this in
debt edness. Another meetinog will be
held ini a few days aand( it is hoped to
have everything liut in shape for the
puIrp)ose of refuinig the debt of the
GRADED SOHOOL OLOSES.
Thoughtful Address of President J
B. Moffatt--The Graduates Re
Newberry' graded schools close
another suevessful year last week
The einrollment tlie past Year hus bee
about 1200 and - the teacihing tore
The Iristees held a meeting las
Thursday for the purpose ot elect
ing tenchers for the next year. bu
nothing bult rountine matters was at
tended to and the election of teach
ers for the next year will Coie up1) a
a sub1sequent meeting.
Under the direction of, Superin
tendent Stuekey tad his faithfu
teachers tile school has moved ver;,
smiootlly dur6ing the past year am
tle work has been elliciently done.
The closing exercises were held ii
thie opera house oin Friday night whei
ceitifieates (if graduation froim th
school were awarded to fourteei
young ladies and riwo young met
making a class of sixteen to finis!
the school course for this year a
Missee Sallie Bell Buford, Sara
Caldwell, Elizabeth Copelaid Eai
hardt, Lucile Fellers, Irene jGriei
Daisy Harp, Rebecca Mahon, Matti
Perry, Annie Moore Ray, Lillia
Smith, Verna Summer, Carrie Bel
West; lMessrs. Jlohn Henry Baxtei
and Vernon FvIlers.
The annual address was delivere
by President J. S. Moffatt, of Er.
kine College, and he spoke of ti
awakening among our people in tli
cause of education, which was mani
fested in tile building of seho<
houses and the raising of more mone
and the eleNating of the teachin
profession, iand conchuded that. i
meant the making of better citizen
who would be better prepared for d<
in- the work wlhich lay before thei
in life. le showed that educatio
wa,s not intended to make idlers an
simply to permit those who are edt
eated to stand better in society, h
that education should be the agene
for the making of a higher and a bei
ter manhood and womanhood. Ti
address was able and thoughtful an
eontained many good suggestions an
was listened to attentively by tl
lar,e audionce that. greeted the di,
inuisled president of Erskine eo
I'le members of the graduatinl
els -, !'who read essays are as rollow,
liss Sallie Bell Buford, ''Amer
van Girl of Tomorrow;'' Miss Anni
Moore Ray, ''Garlands of Fortune;
Miss Rebecca Mahon, ''Begun Bi
Not Finished;'' Miss Verna Summei
''Literature of All Ages;'" Miss Cai
rie Bell West, ''Woman's Minid.'
Mr. W. A. Stuckey in a few we
cbosen and helpful words of instrm
tion delivered tle dil)loilas to ti
'raduates and thaiI.ked the audienr
for their .attention.
L,etters remaining in the P. 0.
Newberry for the week ending Jun
li-Mrs. Carrie Barber, R1ev. WV.E
lbales, Henry .J. Bartlett, Mr. ..
ll~oi ter, Miss t alit io Buriton, Mri
CilyButlerm, .Jas. Bryers.
)--Mliss Ellen D)ouglass.
F'-Mrs. M. B. Fowler*, Mrs. Cai
lisle Fair, Mr'. Si,ng 0. GraIl.
Il-Mrs. Ada Illentz, Miss Clar
l. MrIi. Perryv 1 ,ake, M~r. Davi
Lehtinmen, Mr. Tlom A. Lyon.
Al-Mr. Frank 11. Moltz,, Mrs. El
zahi Mae'kerson, Miss C'arr'ie Mill:
Miss Maggie Metts, Mir. E. Mathew:
N-Mrs. Mary Naxson.
P'--Mr. Fred Porte'r. Mr'. Sherr
R -Lilla Reader.
S---Laura Sand(ers, Miss (hia ni
Shell, Miss Lucy Smith, Mr. Momo
Tl--Mr. Jas Todd.
W-Mrs. Bessie Wokes
Persons calling for these will pleas
say that they were advertised.
C. .J. Purcell, P. M.
M'iss Annie Sinir.ley, Rlo.rtali
Whmeeler', of Prosperity, and A lv
Waters, of Jalapa, are visiting
Mi'. W. '0. Pererson 's.
WORDS FROM 00-WORKERS.
Estimate of the Co-Laborers Wil
Mr. Williamson of His Life
I The Herald and News yestert
. secutred a statemtent from those i
I the pastors of' t'he city who colild I
e seen giving briefly their estimate I
the life and character of the Re
t Mr. Williamson.
. There are now only two pasto
t in Newberry, who have served the
. churches longer than the service
. Mr. Williamson and who were he
t whenl lie cale an(] one of these, 1]
MeClintock, is not inow in thlie regr
ar pastorate nor engaged in the a
Dr. E. P. MeClintoek said:
''Through the courtesy of tile coi
mission sent here by his Presbyte:
to install Mr. Williamson pastor
Avelei.-h Preshyteian thurch, I to(
part in- that sodlmi seiOce. Fro
that veiiiiii I was intimatlv ass
eiated with hii. L knew his sorroN
a and his crosses as well as his plea
ures. He was a close and uniwearil
s student an(] had become a profou
Scho'lar inl his particular departiel
If his life had beell prolonged to ti
natural limits and11 his merit had bel
riglilly rew.arded, lie would have o
C tailled the .postioi in some Thleolo
i cal seminary of his dell-omlilnatio .
' The Rev. Oeo. A. Wrilit, past
* of the First Baptist chi1reb, said:
"It was mly wpivile.- to have be
d intimately associated with the I
-J. L. Williamson durig the ten yea
e of his pastorate here, and in all
e our intercourse was revealed te r
i- Cirisfian getileman. le was one
ol the best mien I ever kinew. IIe was
y Imlost insdifisil 1111n, (arrying o
g that Scriptulre, "inl honlor preferri
t one another.'' le took for his lilm,
S, the Christ man, and followed in I
footsteps. He was great berause
n services reiidered to others. He w
n a strong, th-ough-tf1u,l preacher. I
d work was never superficial, but
I- went to the hottom of thinlo-s, a
At bYrough( ouit refined gOld. iIe W
y faithful in the discharge (if all I
- dulies, as pastor and .as citizen.
e ''Happy tle town blessed with
d few great liil(s anld hearts like I
d One such eitizen would civilize
e entire eonininn-ity. No man (or
- have been missed more thani lie. 1
I- stood forth vlotli(1 witi real weil
of goodness, and therefore wIs r
feble iin life, norl nlie he forgot
j. Rev. H. A. erier says: ''I 'll
e knew J. L. Williamson whenl 1 (-It
' here as pastor of the Central Metlh
it ist chureh in December, 190(i. 1
r, rrew on mie as at man11, a preaecher it
a christian gen-tliema:1. Ie was tri
fraternal and fait.hfil in every re
l tion. A friend who col( be reli
piton on all occasions. I loved Iiim
e I did few men. He shall be ilissed
ie us aill, prneachers and1(1 citizens.
Dr. Phillips, pastor of the A. R.
Church, has thle following to sa
''During myl~ short stay ini Newber
t with Brot hei Williamson as col-past
e lie has grtowni onl me ver'y muchu'. Ot
his itima-te friends knewv his irt
worthI; as a schiolaor antd a Thieol ogi
.in N'ewb'erry. hlis hiumaniity wa~s
3. nriofomal as his schlalrshiip. IIis hiet
wais futll oif thle miilk ot hinmani kit
ness'5. 1li had nio pr.oftessionai iije,
-onsies. IIis library, hiis time, anlythli
hat h.le had was at thle service o f I
a friends. In ouir meet infgs oni Mood
inorning~ his opinion, on aniy questi
d w'so faken by uis all as finial. No chi
(If peop)le in Newlierry will mi iss h
Ii-fmre than htis fellow~ jastors'.''
4, The Rev'. J. T1. Mlitller, jiasoir
,. 0O'NeallI St reef Met hod ist clhuir<
saidl: '' My aetymint aiie with HiroI
y er'~~jI Wijlimsoni dtIn s oly~ from I.
bieginninig of this y'ear, and oeen th
aicqjuainitanitce has hben liidted, to
e lrge eten'ut, to ou 011 rjieachierls' mned
ed mec as a mani of Glod, antd lie stea<O
ly grew oni me, and( his life was 1
ginning to untfold toi me wonder'ful
e I regarded him as a man of de
piety, at profounitld stindenlt, a schiobl
and at (Ihristlian grentleman. T
prueachters ' mieeting looked uponii hi
o as a k ind1 ofI f'athleri, being the oldt
a Elf the paOstorls, andio thle patoryEi' se'1
ted fto turn'l to himI in t he meetinhg f
coullI. Not long since lie gave
an ela'borate talk on the offices of the
Holy Spirit, which was very much
;h enjoyed, and a very fine talk, Indeed.
Wr will certainly miss him, and no
doubt his ehureth will find it hard to
>e The un(dersigned will give a first
f class harheue at Bethel Academy,
v. nealr P11omiaria, on Saturday, July
13th. E iveryhody is invited and a first
rs cliss dinner in every particular is
ir g aran Ced.
if J. A. Olaon and 11. M. Wicker.
1- To he iu-elies of the Reedly Riv
c-- er Association:
It lils been decided best after con
ferriniig with Oe leuricane brethren
1- 141 dispenlse with the next union meet
'y m-g and to loll instead. the S. S. In
>f slittile with the Baptist CIurelhes in
>k N'ewbrerI, condutcited by Rev. J. D.
M Moore. StatI S. S. Secretary.
We eilrIestly urge uiponl the
Scliureles to send a full delegation
s.- from their Sunday schools so that they
d may get the heiiefit of the institute
,(I work. Entertainment will be furnish
t. edi all who coeic.
1 1 hl niext Un-ionl meeting will meet
m wii Iurricane church, September 28
b- anl 29, 1907.
L. B. White.
Dr Ira David Glymph.
Ira lhavid (flyiphi departed this
nil life fil Ihe 301h of May, 1907; he
v. was brt Aug. -1. 18S1, mIuakinlg his
rs pili miage e r i mthI 25 years, 9 months,
Mf 2(6 days. lie leaves i motlier one
,e brother and two sisters and malny re
f 11faives and friends Il mlloirnl their
a loss. The wrile knowing tlie deelns
ut eI us ie did, (a1n1 say nothing else hkit
I- that le was an honlest an1d ini induis.
el trnius youm miaii makiing a mark ini
1is Ile, aOl eing ai exliple thIiat
of ot hir youngi miei should follow early
as inl life, (lie deceased and his brother
is itook a farther's place. aId by hiird
lie toiling amid econloiizmixin., would have
id Iiaile a success ini life.
as (e deceased was a slifferer for
is several weeks whichl he bore With
Christian Imore. a t fw i.% ii hours before
a deih ellame le 41I.fevil a priayer w.hIicl
is. was al11mo4st liea1 breakig to Ilhose
in tlha werie ar4mil his hed1sile. While
Id it is sad to see Ilie vai'ant cahir t,
le those thlt were Iear and dear to
lt him, il but it shoil hbe consoil0ing to
ot think thit he is restinig inl heaven.
Safe il (he a mms o f ,Jesis,
'st safe on his -entle breast,
ne There by Ihis IOve 'er shadowed,
d- swetly his sol is at rest.
Id One that knew him froiml ehildhood.
a- To Kitiyjlean: Oh, no, inl (le lies:
ed "Oh, yoIun boeiblinvari has coie out
as of the wesi,
I)y 'Th roiuh all le wide border, his
steed was lie best ,'
P., Siri WalIteri Mciii Iwas iiot pirophiesy.
y: ing~ the
ry~ IDerby iicloiry of Riuchar d ('ioke.
lys, ''iu aidtemin I eathla,'' a sui..
West(ion of' a .11am('sto(wn Ii xpeditIion
is euvialint toi a priopoasal of mair
dl- Aniyhiow, I here is no donhlt. thiat
il- Foiraker is (lie mnainlhat talked i p
(osio no(wI piroposes (Ihat t}he pol
ii mbinie h)0 (lie nat ina flower, but
s( hat, also, is am al ter for Roosevelt,
Liij al Itoston al 10 detein e 1 .
Ii' It should 1be undieris(oii iiow (hat
h- not a mani in SouthI 'a ri na hias any..
lie ,nn ."gan' ,Tapani.
a The Coaurt of thie (rand Jiiy of
Na- axe- Meiingen has been11 orderedl to
us- ( pu t on mo~ii*Iuri' ii rderiweari for
li-' Prince M~or'itz, of' Altlnbar'e, and., hby
'e- neOcessary implica tion, (lie peekaboo
ly. waist muist alsoi be wornf.
ur, Th''le rendii public w(old be.'upa.
lie i ed a great udeal of Iiouble if (lie
imaliandals of' Sai F'ranecis('0 and New
Lllt Yirk cnhiIlibe meriel
or What caeJis ('raker for ciowns of
uis kiiis lie weal' a ''n-rly'