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VOL XLIV NO0 78. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESJJAY' AUGUST 27, 1907. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
1VfL AXLOOtfNlfl'D8.t! -
COL. B. W SIMPSO
GIVES UP DUTIES PERSIDENT
CLEMSON BOARD TRUSTEES
Alan Johnstone Successor-General
Regret at Col. Simpson's Action
But He Could Not be Per
suaded to Remain.
Clemson College, Aug. 23.-The
board of trustees held an important
meeting here this week, which was
adjourned yesterday. All members
were present except Senator Tillman
and Hon. Jesse H. Hardin.
The committee which went to
Washington'to visit he war depart
ment made its report,,-stating that
the department had received them
with the greatest eourtesy, and at
once detailed Capt. Josiah C. Minus
of the Sixteenth infantry to act as
commandant at Clemson, if the board
o desired. The board unanimously
elected Capt. Minus.
Capt. Minus is a South Carolinian,
a graduate of the Citadel and of
West Point and has seen several
years of service in which he has dis
tinguished himself. He comes highly
recommended as a disciplinarian and'
as a gentleman of sterling worth and
steady habits. Everybody at Clem
*son is delighted with the appointment
of Capt. Minus.
Much to the regret of all the mem
bers, Col. R. W. Simpson resigned the
presidency of the board. The mem
bers of the board plead with him to
retain the position he had so ably
falled since the founding -of the col
lege, but Col. Simpson would not
yield. He said that he owed it to his
family to give more time and energy
to his private affairs than the exact
ing duties, devolving on the president
of the board allowed. It was Col.
Simpscn who was the attorney and
intimaue friend of Mr. 'Clemson, who
knew the wishes of the benefactors
of the college and who wrote the will
of Mr. Clemson~ making the bequest
to the state.
Col. Simpson has been passionate
ly devoted to Clemson and her inter
ests for about 15 years; in fact, sinee
the beginning of plans for the col
lege. The welfare of the college has
been on his mind and heart day and
night, and he has spent many a weary
hour workinz in the interests of the
institution towards which he has a
Recognizing his devotion to the col
lege and his years of abundant labors
in her behalf. the trustees felt that.
he ought not to resign. but Col. Simp
~son claimed that others should share
the burden of responsibility. It was
with genuine sorrow that t,he board~
accepted his resignation.
Hon Alan Johnstone Elected.
Hon. Alan Johnstone, of Newberry,
was unanimously elected president of
the board. A better man for the po
sition could hardly be found any
where. Col. .Johnstone was one of
the original elective trustees and he
was the first man to be elected a life
Str ustee, taking the place 'of Col. D.
K.Norris about three years ago. In
Adition to his long ianerienee on the
Clemson board, Mr. Johnstone has -
had experience in school matters in
his home town where he served for Fo
years on the board of trustees. He
is a man of affairs and is noted for
his frankness and his justice.
Dr. Klein Resigns. Tb
Dr. Louis A. Klein has resigned., to
accept a position in his native state, lar
Pennsylvania, and in conneation sol
with his alma mater, the University wl
of Pennsylvania. While he gets a an<
much better, salary in his new posi- to
tion, he goes chiefly because the work tei
is more congenial and more extensive. Il
The trustees were loathe to give him 13
up and for a time succeeded in get- en1
ting him to wait about resigning, but Wi
the longing for home won and Clem- wi
son loses one of her best loved pro
fessors. Dr. Klein is a ifinely equipped bei
veterinarian and has already made a cit
fine reputation, which is better gr
known elsewhere, perhaps, than in gal
South i0arolina. pa:
Prof. H. D. House of the chair of dei
botany resigned some time ago. He etc
had been here only a short time. He gri
will go to a position in Syracuse uni- wa
versity or in the Bronx park in New we
York, his native state.
Prof. John Michels, professor of an
animal husbandry, has gone to a sim- fic
ilar position in the A. & M1. of North Sti
Carolina. He is one of the best post- ele
ed dairymen in the country and his tio
going is a distinct loss to Clemson.
All these positions for which there srt
are many applicants, will be filled by trc
committees of the board in ten days. lea
- - - -- del
"The Holy City." in
Among the first attractions booked
for this season is Clarence Bennett's bei
great Drama "The Holy city." ral
Salome, the daughter of Herodias, bo
-the unlawful wife of King Herod, of ar(
Galilee, is one of the central eharac- th<
ters in "The Holy City'', the tremen- tol
dously successful religious drama by
Clarence Bennett which is to be pres- th
ented here the early part of the sea- tio
son. This is the same Salome who a
was the central figure in the play ho
of that name which was written by be
Oscar Wilde and which was later set fie
to music by Richard Strauss. The one pe
presentation of this opera at the Met- w.
ropolitin Opera House in New York ar<
last season and the tremendous sen- na
sation whiech it provoked are still in p
the minds of the general public. so
Wilde 's Salome wlas a frank volup- tir
turary with no redeeming ~sense of
shame, or a being who wallowed in
the depths of degeneracy and who H1
kissed the severed head of John, the
Baptist, in an unhealthy and bestial to
moment of wild sensualism. The he
Salome presented in ''The Holy th<
City' is a passionate creature whose on
love for Marius, a young Roman Cit- wi
izen, forms the central thread of the
plot. Angered at John, the Baptist, is
because he has unconsciously influ- all
enced Marius to join the foll9wers of ati
Christ, she demands his head from
King Herod at the .instigation of her yo
mother. One of the most spectacular
scenes in the play is the seene show- in;
ing her dance before Herod and his in
court, a dance which so influenced
him that, at its conclusion, he broke is
his faith with the mother of John and~ re<
sends him to the executioners. But
Mr. Bennett's Salome is not the vol- toi
uptuous deenerate depicted by Wilde- m<
She has the redeeming sense of self
respect and she dies confessing her be
lief in the Master who had just aris
en from the dead. This is at the closein
of the play-.e
His Profession. re<
A passing stranger was attracted fo:
by frightful screams coming 'from a
little house not far from the road. fi:
H'urriedly tying his horse, he ran to m<
the house and found out that a little yo
boy had swallowed a quarter, and his sel
mother, not knowing what to do, had sti
The stranger caught the little fel- as
low by his he'els and, holdin'g him up,h
gave him a few shakes, whereupon
the quarter soon dropped to the floor.
"Well, mister,'' said the gratefulm
mother, "you eert 'n 'y knowed howa
to get it out. Air you a doctor?'' m
"No, madam,'' r"plied the strang
er "I'm a collector of internal re- ch
UARYLAND, MY MARYLAND"
rmer Residents Now Living in This
State are Invited to Attend Her
Old Home Week.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 21.--Mary
id is sending invitations to her
is and daughters scattered every
ere to come to a grand reunion,
I is making extensive preparations
oive them a week of right royal en
tainment when they come. Old
me week covers the dates, October
to 19, and there will not be a mom
of that time thdt will not thrill
th the spirit of hospitality for
ich the Old Line State is famous.
rhe celebration will include a num
of spectacular features in this
y, such as an electrical pageant, a
nd military and naval display, a
:hering of patriotic societies, a
rade and ball by the fraternal or
:s, a big concert. a niht carnival,
. There will also be a special pil
mage to Annapolis on Peggy Ste
rt day, which falls in Old Home
he visitors to the capital will have
opportunity to inspect the magni
nt new buildings of the United
ites Naval academy and the remod
d state house of historic associa
he new Baltimore, which has
Ing from the ashes of the disas
>us n-e of 1904, will not be the
st of the features that will afford
iht and will surprise the return
sons and daughters of the state.
Fhe home-comers will have the
.fit of special transportation
:es granted by railroad and steam
at companies, and arrangements
on foot to secure for the visitors
privilege of a side trip to James
wn without extra charge.
Every former Marylander of whom
Maryland Home-Coming associa
n secures information will receive
special invitation to attend the
me-coming. These invitations are
ing sent out by Gov. Edwin War
ld in the name of the state. All
rsons who have information of the
iereabouts of former Marylanders
urged to promptly forward such
mes and addresses as are in their
ssession, to the secretary of the as
~iation. 602 Fidelity Building, Bal
ore, Md. -
On Good Authority.
irper 's Weekly.
A. ertain Boston man doesn't go
church often, but a week or so' ago
was persuaded .by his wife a-id
y attended services together. Up
their return home he regarded her
th a teasing look and asked:
"~ow, look here, my dear; which
the worst, not to go to church at
,or to go and pay - absolutely no
ention to the service?'"
'If you mean that for me I think
ui are horrid," she replied.
Well. you didn't; you were* look
Sat all- those diamonds :he woman
front of you had on all the time.'
For an instant she blushed, for she
an honest little woman, but quickly
bovered her poise.
"Oh, well, suppose I was," she re
ted; "didn't you ever hear of ser
>ns in stones?"
A large number of readers, includ..
many clergymen, have entered the
rieal anecdotes competition. The~
st prize goes .to the Rev. G. Emery,
tor of Penmaer, S. 0. Glamorgan
"At a village church a wedding was
:ed for a certain date. The happy
rn arrived, and in due course .a
ut.hful swain and faire ladye pre
ated themselv~es at 'the chane
"This service proceeded smoothly
far as the question: 'Wilt thot
ye this woman to be they weddei
fe i' whereupon the supposed bride
oom stammered blushingly: 'Please
,,I'm not the right.' 'Not the righi
m!' exclaimed the clergyman
hast. 'Then where is the righi
" He's down at the bottom of thE
rch, sir. He's ashamed to come
, ' "-Curch a mil Newsaper.
ATTEMPT AT OUTRAGGE FAILS
Young White Man Jailed at Saluda
On a Serious Charge.
'-ers and Courier.
Saluda. August 254-Mike H. Mit
ehell, a young white man about 35
years old, was lodged in jail here last
inight charged with attempting to
commit a criminal assault upon his
wife's younger sister, at his home
yesterday afternoon. In the evening
I an urgent 'phone message was sent to
the sheriff asking him to come to the
home of Mrs. Mary Witt, the mother
of the young lady, as soon as possible.
All efforts to ascertain the nature of
the trouble were unavailing until
.hriff Sample returned here last
night with Mitchell and pl4ced him in
The story of the affair as relatel
to the sheriff is as follows:
Mitchell went to the home of his
mother-in-law and stated that his
wife was preparing to go out for the
afternoon and wanted to see her sis
ter before going. On reaching her
sister's home, it is alleged the young
lady went in, and as soon as she en
tered Mitchell followed, closing the
door behind him and locking it. Mit'
chell's wife and children had already
gone away and this was the method
employed by him to get the young
lady to his home. Failing in his pur
pose he unlocked ,the .door and the
v:ent !,rn -l re-porte(
It is stated that Mitehe followedl
her part of the way, begginz her not
to tell it and threateniag to kill her
if she did.
As soon as the affair became known
armed men appeared and trouble of
a serious nature was feared, and it is
probable that they would have taken
the law in their hands if Mitchell had
been found. The sheriff found him
I near his father's home and took him
Mitchell denies the whole affair.
The lady is held in the highest esteem
by the people in that community.
Mitchell is a son of Mr. John P.
Mitchell, one of the most highly es
teemed men in this county. The sher
iff was undetermined last night
whether to place Mit-h'. in jail here
or to take him to Columbia. It is
now thought that no effort will be
made to harm Mitchell, since it has
been known that he has been arrested
and is now in the sheriff's custody.
The social standing of the two fam
ilies involved makes the whole affair
a most deplorable one.
He Saw the Game.
The office boy had buried countless
grandmothers, brothers, sisters, aunts
and cousins, but he felt an enthus
iasm for the baseball game that day
that would not be downed.
Suddenly an idea struck him.- Ap
proaching the easy boss with an air
of familiarity, which had been nur
tured by long usage, he asked:
"May I leave at noon today, sir?''
"And why my boy?''
"There is a fancy fair at our
church and mother wants me to go
this afternoon. She was so a,axious
that she bought me a ticket, which
cost a dollar, as she was sure you
would allow me the few hours off. I
have to assist at the refreshment stall
and it seems a pity to waste
"'But surely you are above such
things as that, which take you away
from your work. Why not give the
ticket to one of your sisters?''
"Well, you see, sir, that wouldn't
'be fair, for I'm the only one of our
family who can be depended upon to
eat a dollars' worth, and.l''
His supreme nerve won the day.
IThe German and the Fatherland.
A German always remains a Ger
man. He respects and loves his fath
Ierland, although isolated and separat
'~ed from it by boundless oceans and
'~vast continents. A German heart al
ways remains true to th.e country
where it first commenced to beat un
til it is silenced by death. As a rule,
to which there are few exceptions, a
man who is loyal to the country of
his birth will be loyal to the country
,of hi nadptnnn-Dr. Nicholas Senn.
Mr. Manning Will Offer for Gove:
nor Three Years Hence.
News and Courier.
Columbia, August 25.-The follov
ing from the Anderson Intelligenc
"Senator R. I. Manning, of Sun
ter, spent Sunday in the city. He ws
on his way to his mountain home. ]
will be remembered that Senatc
Manning was in the race for govei
nor last summer and made the secon
4ce with Governor Ansel. Whe
asked by the Intelligencer ma
whether he would run for govern<
next summer the senator said that h
thought that Governor Ansel shoul
have two terms and for this reaso
he said he would not be in the rae
He added that if Governor Ansi
made the race for the senate that I
iext summer go after the go,
ernor's chair and that 'he would I
in the race when Governor Ansel
Mr. Manning's declaration thE
Governor Ansel should have tm
terms is just such a manly statemer
as might be expected of so manly
man. It is following out, also, ti
course which Governor Ansel pursuE
in reference to Governor Heyward
relection, as Mr. Ansel soon after h
defeat for governor in 1902, announ,
ed that he would not be again a cai
didate until Governor Heyward ha
served two terms.
It is not at all likely that Govern<
A will have opposition for a sei
onit term, it is true that Oppositi(
has been threatened, but such oppos
tion a,; has been threatened cann<
avail, except to disturb the politic,
peae.. The suggestion that Governi
Ansel may offer for Senator Lai
mer's seat Icts not bother the gove:
nor. In his own language he does ni
while holding one office concern hi
self with securing another office, bi
devotes himself unreservedly to di
charging the duties the people ha
entrusted to him.
Th ie were a large number of pe
sons who did not vote for Richard
Manning in 1906 who would ha
liked to do so. He represented, il
ling or unwillingly, the preservati<
of an institution upon the destructiC
of which the people had determind
and by :nany of his sincerest frien<
his candidacy on that platform wv
regarded as unfortunate at that tim
The dispensary having been destro
ed, no candidacy which might lead
the re-establishment of that syste
will meet with favor from the peop
of South Carolina; but Richard
Manning, freed from the incubus<
the dispensary, stands forth as
character to attract admiration at
is a gentleman who would .6ll the e:
alted offie of Governor with abilit
dignity and honor. J. H.
Lord Eldon's Apology.
When John Scott (Lord Eldor
was at the bar he was remarkable f<
the sanz froid with which he treat,
'the judges. On one occasion a juni
ounsel, on hearing their lordshi:
give .judgment against his client. e
claimed that he "was surprised
such a decision.'' This war constrW
into contempt of cocurt, and he w;
ordeieda to attend courti the ne:
morng. Fearful of the conseque
ces, he consulted his friend - Jol
Scott who told him to be perfectly
ease for he would apologize for hi
in a way that would avert any n
pleasant result. Accordingly, wh
the name of the delinquer,t was cal
ed, John rose and coolly address<
the asem'bled tribunal: "I am ye>
sorr. my lords, that my young frier
has so ~far forgotten himself as
treat your honorable bench with di
respect; He is extreme.ly peniter
and ou will kindly ascribe his uni
tentional insult to ignorance. Y
must see at once that it did origina
in that. He said he was surprised:
the decision of your lordships. No
if he had not been very ignorant
what takes place at this court evel
dy-had he known you but hatf:
long as I have--he would not be -A
red a anything you did.''
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r- Figures to me Made Public Shortly,
Southern Valued at $20,000,000;
1Coast Line at $14,000,000.
7- The State.
r The figures on the assessments for
the railroads doing business in South
1- Carolina will be made public in a few
s days. The assessments were practi
t cally decided upon by the state board
r of railroad assessors some time ago, i
e- but there has been much discussion as
d to the basis for taxation.
n It is understood that the Southern
n railway has been assessed on a basis
r of $20,000,000, which is a raise of
a about $6,000,000, and the Atlantic
d Coast Line on a basis of $14,000,000,
n a raise of about $3,000,000. There has
. been no material change in the assess
31 ments of the Seaboard Air Line rail
r- On the increased assessment the
ie two roads would pay $45,000 addi
's tional to the state .on the 5-mill levy
for general purposes and $27,000 on
t the constitutional b-mill tax for
-o schools, not to speak of an average of
Lt 4 mills for general purposes in each
a county through which the roads pass.
d News from Silver Street.
s Silver Street, Aug. 24.-The health
is of the community is very good at
1- The farmers in this section are very
d busy pulling fodder, and hauling
posts for our new telephone wires.
>r Messrs. A. P.- Werts and E. H.
Longshore returned from Jamestown
n on Wednesday and report a splendid
t Misses Belle Miller, of Batesburg.
and Pearl Stewart, of,Greenville, are
r visiting- Miss Julia Alewine at this
Miss Eulah Caenon returned on
Sunday from a two weeks' stay with I
relatives in the Broad. river section.
it Miss Julia 4ewine returned on
Saturday from a. few- weeks' visit to
e relatives at Peak and Pomatia.
Miss Drue Vaughn, of Columbia, is
rvisiting her grandmother, Mrs. LU
cinda Pitts, at the Dead Fall.
e Little Mises Lou and * Florence
Brooks. of Vauehnville, are visifingo'
their grandmother, Mrs. LucindA
Pitts in this community.
adMiss Sue Porter, of the city, is vis
citing her uncle, Mr. P. S. Livingstone,
Sin this locality.
e. Miss Laura Riley and father, of
I Saluda, visited Miss Minnie Croueh,
to of this community, on Thui-sday.
m Messrs. Herbert and Ilo Lominick,
eoPomarla, visited Mr. Jas. M. Ale- 4
wine on aSturday and Sunday last.
Messrs. J. R. Cromer and Will -
aFranklin, of the city, are visiting Mr,
aCliff Mabernet this week.
SMr. J. P. Blair and son, Vaughn,
,and Miss Jessie Vaughn, of Utopia,
Ivisited relatives in this community
Miss Marion Schampert,. of Mt.
Willin?. Saluda county. is the guest
)of ':er sister. Mrs. A. P. Werts.
r Mr. Claud Gault, of Jonesville, is
d visiting his brother at this place.
r Misses Varina Feagle, of. Little
>s"-a and Ella Satterwhite, of
r-ljT in, were the guests of Miss Mag
it gie Livir.gstone last week.
Et Harper's Weekly.
no A lady who had ree-mily moved to
in the suburbs was veryv fond of her
t first brood M' enttn Going out
Sone s'trac"r. she left the household C
a- m cf her Syer-old boy. Be
m e her reiurn a thunderstorm came
1-. unt. Thie youngster forG?ot the chicks
d dairing the storm, and was dismayed,
y after it passed, to .find that half of
id them had been drowned. Although
to fearing the wrath to come. he thought
s- est 4o ,ke oi clean breas: of the
it, e.g.:ty, r:aher. than leave it to be
> "Mamma," lie said contritely,
te when his mother had returned
at "iamma.- six of the chickens are
of "Dead!'' c:ied ?.is mother. "Six!
r How did they die?"
as 'F-. My eaw his chance.
I " think-I think they died hap
py," he said