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WRITES LETTER GOV. ANSEL OI
Edgefield Bar Takes Action-Request.
Governor Not to Revoke Appoint
ment Requested by Mr.
'The State. 3rld.
Hon. 0. B. Martin. state superin
-tendent of edueation. yesterday wroto
'Gov. Ansel a letter retracting th
words used in his recent interviem
that mig.ht have beei personally of
fensive to his excellency. althougl
Mr. Martin states that he adheres t<
the principles advocated as to ap
pointments on the state board of edu
It will be recalled that when it wa!
stated that Gov. Ansel had tendere
to Hon. John C. Sheppard the ap
.ointment to fill the vacancy on th(
'state board of edneation, Mr. Martit
-gave a statement to the press ir
-Which he said that the board shoui
cbonsist of educators and not lawyer
-nd that it was not intended tha
.surprise appointments should be giv
cen out by a governor "as a Sant
+Clause to a child-like state superin
The letter sent Gov. Ansel yester
Zay was as follows:
Columbia. .S. C., Aug. 2, 1907.
Hon. Martin F. Ansel, Governor, Co
lumbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: During my ter" of ser
-vice as state superintendent c.f educa
tion I have had an abiding desire foi
the bettering of educational condi
tions in this state. Snch desire is al.
-most a passion. Naturally I hav4
plans. When I thought that thos
-plans were being inconsiderately an
-ruthlessly upset, I got exasperated t<
the point of mental disquietude ani
-physical discomfort. I guess tha
-means I got mad. I do not often d<
-so. I was harsh. I desire to with
draw the words which may have beei
personally offensive. I apologize fo
I adhere to the principles which
advocated. Sincerely yours,
0. B. Martin,
State Supt. Education.
In the meantime another complica
tion has arisen:' Gov. tSheppard, wh<
* .had been prevailed upon by Gov. An
sel to accept the appointment, has lat
er asked for his comnmission to be re
woked since Supt. Martin's fervid let
* er. Testerday the members of th
* Edgefield bar adopted the followini
'resolutions, which were forwarde'
To His Excellency, M. F. Ansel, Gov
ernor, Columbia, S. C.
Whereas, It has come to the know]
edge of the members of the Edgefiel
bar that ex--Gov. J. C. Sheppard ha
* been duly appointed by your exeel
lency a member of the state board o
Whereas, We are informed tha
%3ov. Sheppard has recjuested your ex
eellency to revoke said appointment
-Whereas, We the members of thi
Edgefield bar recognize the high chat
aeter, integrity and ability of our dis
tinguished citizen and brother law
-yer and knowing his ca.pacity an
-ability eminently fit him for the posi
-tion to whih you haYe appointe<
'im: now, therefore, be it.
Resolved, by the members of th'
Edgefield bar in meeting assemble<
-that we most respectfully request tha
your excellency .'- not revoke sait
M. H. Wells, seeretary.
~J. W. Thurmond. Chairman
.Gov. Ansel when asked about thi
-Tesolutions last night stated that hl
preferred waiting until he could giv
-the resolution consideration befor,
Gov. Sheppard's Letter.
Following is tile letter written b:
*GJov. Sheppard to Gov. Ansel, whiel
'explains the action of the Edgefiel<
IHon. M. F. Ansel, Columbia, S. C.
My Dear Governor: When I receiv
-ed v-our favor of the 15th inst., ii
'yhich you did me the honor to in
guire if I would accept an appoint
:ment to fill a vacancy on the stati
ionra of education, I did not hesi
tat 'to write promptly that I woul<
'not 'hesitate to write acquiescc 11
'your wishes-, for I believe it to bi
the duty -of every good citizen-ani
among "'good citizens'' I expect to bi
numbered as long as I live-to dis
.eharge any public duty to which h(
miy be assigned, if he feels that he 12
,aralified to render efficeient service.
'But I notice in the papers this
-morning that your action is displeas
ing to the state superintendent oi
education, for the reason as express
ed 'oy him that he regards ''the, ap
pointment as political rather thai
-n the merFi; of tile o)jectiol th1us
edl by the state superintendent of
e(ucation. I write at once to relieve
your excellency from any embarrass
ment in reference to the matter.
I would not be willing for any con
sideration to be the cause of the lack
of harmony in any department of the
public service-especially in connee
tion with a matter of such overwhelm
ing importance as the educational in
terests of the state; 'nor would I be
willing to serve in any capacity with
any official who feels that the service
that I might render would by possi
bility seriously injure the -work of
I therefore respectfully request
your exeelleney to reconsider your ac
tion and revoke the appointment.
Thanking you again fok the honor
conferred. I remain with great res
Yours very truly,
J. C. Sheppard.
VISION OF SAVAGES.
Eyesight of the Indian No Better
Than the Palefaces.
Many people believe, because they
have read in books, that the sight of
the Indians was extraordinarily keen,
and that they were able to descry ob
jects at a greater distance than was
possible for white men. says a writer
in Popular Science Monthly. This is
an error, if the assertion is to be
taken without qualification. All sav
ages h.ave eyes trained to see those
things that are necessary to their pre
servation-oame and enemies. Their
sight is not by nature more acute
than that of the white man, but in
some respeets it was better trained.
The whites who lived among the In
dians and were compelled to defend
themselves against their enemies, saw
just as far as their enemies. It may
be affirmed as a general principle that
there is nothing a civilize( man can
not do. better than a savage. The
latter uses his reason to aid his in
stinct; the former makes his instinct
subservient to his reason. It is well
known that sailors are able to discern
objects at sea at a greater distance
than landsmen, but we have to do here
with a faculty that any one can ac
quire. The Indians did just what the
whites who lived among them did
who subsisted on game and were ob
liged to be on the constant lookout
for enemies. Both had acquired not
merely the power to discern objects,
but also training in the interpretation
of t-he signification of those objects
that came within visible range. It is
-probable, for reasons given above,
that not only the Indians as well as
alil tribes living on the same social
level, but also the backwoodsmen, re~
tained their sight to a more advanced
age than is now generally the case;
but that the eye of the former was
naturally more powerful than that of
the present generation or that of men
in general is unsupported by trust
worthy evidence. There is ng doubt
that a child born with normal eyes in
one of our large cities can see ob
jects just as far off and define them
just as accurately with proper- train
ing as a person who never saw a doz
en houses together. It is well known,
too, that what are sometimes called
the ~lower senses-touch, taste and
smell-are often of extraordinary
acuteness in civilized men as the re
suit of training. If, therefore, any
of the senses of our urba-n popula
tion is feebler than that of the
dwellers in the rural districts, it is
not due to an inherent weakness, but
jto improper or injudicious use.
Schedule of Farmers' Union :Rally
Meetings Arranged by State
Meetings called to order at 11 a. m.
Spartanburg, S. C..... ... Aug. 6
Cherokee. S. C... ....... Aug. 7
York. S. C... ...... .. ....Aug. 8
Chester, S. C..... .... ...Aug. 9
Chesterfield, S. C.... .... . Aug. 10
Kershaw, S. C., .... .....Aug. 13
Sumter, S. C., .... ......Aug. 14
Lee, S. C,........Aug. 15
Marion, S. C..... ...... Aug. 16
Marlboro. S. C., .. ... Aug. 17
Saluda, S. C... ...... ..Aug. 20
Lexington, S. C. .... .....Aug. 21
Orangeburg, S. C. .... .... Aug. 22
Pickens, S. C.,.. ........Aug. 14
NOTICE TO OVEEbSEEES.
All overseers of roads in Newber
ry county are hereiby notified to have
their respective sections worked and
put in good condition by first day of
September next. Failure to comply
with this order is subject to fine and
J. Monroe Wicker.
.July 17th. 19(07. Supervisor.
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We will take care of your money for ycu, safeguard it
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what is more, will pay you for the privilege of 'aking
care of it if it is left with us for three months or more.
Now if that isn't a square deal we don't know what is.
Bring it and try it.
FOUR PER CENT. ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
The Bank of. Prosperitu,
Prosperity, 3. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.
The People's National Book
Prosperity, S. C.
Paid Up Capital - - - - $25,000 00
Surplus and Individual Profits $6,000
Stockholders' Liabilities , $25,000
For protection of depositors.
H. C. MOSELEY, President. M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-Preside
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEO. JOHNsTONE, Attorney.
Better a conservative interest on your deposit with its safe
return when wanted, than a high rate and a feeling of doubt
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Deposit. Government supervision
makes it so. Likewise our Board of Directors is a guarantee
of prudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P. Pugh.
J. A. C. Kibler. Jno. B. F ellers.
R. L. Luther. W. A. Moseley.
M. A. Carlisle. Geo. Johnstone.
J. H. Hunter. H. C. Moseley.
J. P. Bowers.
We allow 4 per cent. per annum in our Savings
Department, interest payable semi-annually.
At Factory Prices.
Write us at once frorseilan s _ __ ___ __
f yubu etandrdme, thogh For the above occasion the Char-.
that w11 at a, life-time. Write -leston and Western Caroli'a railway
Malone Music House willisell cheap round trip tickets. 'or
COLUMBIA, S. C., ,rates, etc., see ticket agent or write.
For Catalogues, Terms, Etc. Ernest Williams,
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tend a special Sinvitation to them to open a
Savings or Checking account. If at any time
the counsel of the officers of the Bank should
be needed it will be given freely. A special
room, table and window has been provided
for the hundrecds of ladies who now, and who
may hereafter favor us with theirbak
The Place Yon Are Welcorne.9'
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS DANKL
Capital $50,000 - '. - Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
will give it careful attention. This message
applies to the men and the women alike.
JAS. McINTOSH, J. E. NORWOOD,