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OUR SCHOOL CONDITION.
reed Better Facilities?Lack 6i Thon
Set Out Strongly Should Have
(Extracts from a paper road rc
cently before the Woman's Club b;
-one of the members):
/ Last year the condition of tin
schools in Newberry had been con
sidorably discussed in tho civic as
sociation; in fact, it went to such m
extent that a communication wa
sent to the board of trustees, callinj
f their attention to existing conditions
and asking for improvements alonj
certain lines if possible.
The program committee of (his clul
thought that since some of our mem
?*bers had not come into touch with tlii:
/ discussion in (he civic association i
, would be well (t? bring a subject o
such vital importance to the atlcn
lion of (ho Woman's Club, ask tlx
^njeinbers to enter into a full and I'm
P discussion, (hereby, perhaps, acconi
, plishiug some good in the end.
^ The remarks in lliis paper will la
con lined entirely lo (lie 1'oundan
si reel school. Since I he Wes( Km
building belongs to a corporation am
is supported entirely by that corI
poration, it would seem presumpluou?
I to take them to task in this way I'm
any dereliction on their part.
On (he other hand the Boundary
-street school building is owned by tin
' taxpayers of the town, the teacher:
are employed by a hoard of trustee*
I elected by the people: and, since public
olliec is a public trust, they. ar<
responsible to the taxpayers for (In
good management or the mismanage
inent of alVairs.
I As we all know this building i:
Ideally located, on a high and coin
manding eminence, and as convcnien
[To all parts of the town as is possi
ble when everything else is taken in
^_lo consideration. At the lime it was
^Bkuilt (here was no more up-to-dati
BSjB'liool building in (he State, and i
F\^as then entirely adequate for al
That day has passed, however, atu
I the crowded condition of some of tin
I rooms with the poor accommodation*
V provided in others, calls in no nn
L certain tones for the taxpayers to gei
MK^t?ge(her and do something. The mat
has been discussed with (he trus
and I hey show clearly (hat (lie;
^5re powerless to make improvement:
except (o a very limited degree.
Public spirited citizens met las
, vear to discuss the situation, and i
committee was appointed t<i draft ;
bill to be presented to the legisia
hire increasing the school facilities
As all of us know the bill failed t<
become a law, and who was (i
blame? Kclio answers who? How an;
)v\*ane person can go into some of lliosi
rooms, see the crowded condition:
there, and then use his influence l<
keep these conditions, or not use hi
influence (o remove (hem, let the poli
lical cost be what it may, passes nn
Let me give you a few figures. Tin
second grade is herded in a roon
: 10x21 (approximately) with a eeilinj
eight feet high. Think of it? sixt;
children in a basement room of tliesi
dimensions! Necessarily the window
jflP are very small, the light exceedingl;
poor, and besides if is heated by ;
stove giving oil' its noxious gases t<
further poison the lungs of the lit
(le creatures already dull from Ih
foul air (hey are compelled (o breath
i. and rebreathe. Surely the mothers o
I Newberry do not realize it!
Dr. Hillings, who is authority 01
the subject of ventilation, says tha
school buildings should be so con
strucled us to provide 100 cubic fee
of air per hour for each person. Mak
( / the calculation?each of these child
veil on a cold day will have about 8
cubic feet instead of the 1800 neces
Are the conditions in the firs
grade any improvement ? The ceilin;
^. is higher, it is true, being about 1
1-2 feel, but not a window can b
lowered from the top. The desks ar
crowded right up lo the windows, s
j that on a cold winter day, the win
/ (lows cannot be raised without en
f dangering the lives of the ehildre
silling near them. Conse(|uently lb
air is breathed and rchrenlhec
Among those 7") children are fonn
represertat ives from homes of :i 11 d<
grees or' relinenienl of lack of il
,1 (lerms of disease have a fertile so
1 in which to propagate in such
room. Here, too, is another slone t
help in Hie work of dulling minds an
diseasing bodies. This room is 2-1x2.)
10 1-2?containing about 6.100 cubi
/, feel of air. enough for four peopl
|| "-'v an hour.
?k and dingy walls of 111
'bur, the I altered shade
L ?f the windows to over
I .fwerage not connected wit
h ,.y sewer, desks cut and deface
9 ntil they are hardly recognizable ?
I aving been desks?all these and o(l
~ ? J
Or things dwindle into comparative
insignificance when compared with
1 tiie other conditions mentioned.
Let us awake to something. Surely
wo can influence the fathers through
their most precious possessions?
- these innocent little tots?and before
V Knot lie rvear elapses may Newberry
have thrown olf this stigma that now
ii a ft aches to her.
" FAMOUS GUS DeFORD
ARRESTED IN EUROPE
3 He is the Man Who Escapcd from
' Court Offcers by Jumping from
> Train Near Cades in this State.
1 Columbia, May 30?(jus DeFord,
" the noted yeggman, is thought to be
on high seas bound for London, and
the secret service sleuths wlio have
been following him for years, are
counting on nabbing him when he
^ DeFord, it will be recalled, escaped
IV?nn the train at Cades, S. on the
MMh of February, 1!)()."), while he was
being taken from New York to t'liar'
lesion in the custody of a United
States marshal and an assistant. His
escape must have been well-planned
and timed and he doubtless had con*
federates on the train or on the outside,
for he disappeared and all efforts
to recapture him have failed.
Now, however, the authorities think
he is on his way to Loudon and are
* preparing to have him arrested when
he arrives, lie will be met with ex
tradition papers from the national
3 government and the Slate of South
- Carolina has also been asked to take
out papers so that when he is brought
back to this country he can be tried
* on each of the many charges that <uv
- laid against him. Under the treaty be1
tween this country and Great Britain,
- fi criminal extradited can be tried in
- this country only on the charges nani i
ed in the papers of extradition and
2 lor ihis reason it is necessary to have
t J all the crimes specified for which the
1 prisoner is to be held.
1 here are several postollice robber1
ies for which DeFord can be tried
? in the federal courts but in addition
> there are several Slate indictments
- against him in I his State and ii 4
t Massachusetts. DeFord was one of
- the most daring of the gang of safe
crackers who operated in this State,
>' with headquarters in Columbia, in
the year 1002, nine of whom were afterwards
convicted in the State court"
t and sent to the penitentiary. One of
n the nine, Kdward Duggan, died in tin
, prison. Tlu1 gang spent a brilliant life
. in Columbia and left their fame in
the tenderloin, where they spent mon
, ey freely a circumstance which led to
;) t heir capl lire.
DeFord was one of the gang which
[> blew open the mill company's safe at
; Knoree, Spartanburg county, on No1
vember 2'itli, 1 002. For this crime his
s p;ils. Tom Nolan and Charles Howard,
- Were convicted at Spartanburg last
- year and sentenced lo ten years each
in I he State penitentiary, having al2
ready served live years under sen,
lence of the federal court for the
,r same robbery, since the postollice at
v Knoree was in the mill store. The
r> gang got about $1(1,000 out of this
v The same gang was also charged
i with the robbery of the postollice al
ii Mullins, the same year, but they wer?i
- acquitted when tried al Marion just
e before the trial :;l Spartaulmrg. Deii
Ford was also in the safe-robbery at
f Fort Mill, the same year, and doubtless
there are other crimes .for whien
, he could be tried if all the facts wire
( known. There is a reward of $250 for
_ his capture, and he is advertised as a
r desperate criminal,
- THE PRESIDENT SIGNS
* MOST OF BILLS PASSED.
Affixe? His Signature to Aldricht
Vrceland Measure?Satisfied With
Work of Congress.
o Washington, May MO.?President
e Hoosevelt arrived al the capitol al 0
o o'clock tonight. He went iminediatei
ly lo the president's room on the
i- senate side, where he remained in
u readiness to sign the bills as passed,
e The president shortly before 10 j
1. o'clock tonight signed (he compromise
d currency bill and presented the pen
- used in affixing his signature lo RepI.
resentalive Wilson, of Chicago,
il At 0:">() p. m. committees from
a both houses wailed on the president
o and informed him that congress was
d ready to adjourn. They reported thai
x I hey had peril rmed I he duly and I he
c president said he had no further come
inimical ion to make.
Previous to his signaling lo the
e currency bill I he president had hand's
ed it lo Secretary Coiielyon, who
y carefully read its provisions. Two
h oilier members of the cabinet were
d present. Secretaries Iiool and Garis
Held. The president in conversing
i- with several senators told them that
ho was very well satisfied with tin
accoiuplisnients of the congressiona
An liour after liis arrival at tin
ca pilot the president had signed al
the hills placed before him. includ
the public buildings, the genera
deficiency and the government cm
ployers' liability bilis.
The president applied a "poeke
veto to .the bill to compensate in
venfors for inventions used by tin
government. Refusal to sign it *kille?
the measure upon the adjournment 6
The president left the eapitol foi
(lie White, HouSe al II o'clock to
night. 50 minutes before the timi
fixed for ndjournni--.r. One bill ii
which MY. Corlelyou was interested
giving (lie secretary of the treasur;
the privilege of transferring library
books in use in tlial department l?
I lu* life-saving service, had beet
passed by llic senate and luflise, ha
was no) enrolled in time to be signet
by the president.
llnbitH cured nt my Sanntorimu in
row \veekn. You enn return to you
liomo in 30 dnyu well, freo and linppy
I Iiavo mndo tlieae linhitn n npecinUy fo
25 yenm mid cured tlioufmnds. rnn
Hook on 1 loino Trout men t Bent rnfcl
Add reus ??lt. 1?, Jtt. AVOOM.DV
102 N. Pryor Stroot. AtluiUu, Wn
Wing's Sweet Sixteen Kisses, d?
fashioned chocalales, fruit tablets
caramels, peanut brittle, chocalalt
almonds, etc., .just received.
Broaddus & Ruff.
Via Southern Railway for Specia
Haltiu;:>re. Md.. and return, aecoun
general conference M. K. church. Ma;
(>th-.iltth. DOS. \ erv low round }ri|
rates open to the public. Tickets ti
be sol(1 May 3rd-4lh-5(h. good to leavi
Haltiniore returning not later thai
midnight, May 30th. 1908.
Washington. 1). C? and return, ae
count Biennial Session Xational As
social ion of Colonial Dames, May (ith
9th, 190S. Very low round trip rate
open to the public. Tickets to b
sold May 3rd-5th, good to return leav
ing Washington not later than mid
night. May 12th, 1908. Further ex
tensions, final limit to leave Washing
ton not later than May 25th, IDOfl
can bo had upon payment of fee of 5(
cents and deposit of* ticket.
hienmond, \ ;i? and return, aecoun
National Conference of Charities nn?
Correction. May (ith- 1:5th, 1900. Ver
1'iw round trip rates open to the pub
lie. Tickets to bo sold May lst-ltli
190,S. good to return leaving Rich
mond n.it later thavi midnight, Ma'
lot h, 190S.
Xorlolk, \ a., and return, aecoun
fieneral Conference A. M. H. chnrcli
May It h-.JOt h. 190S. Vorv low rouin
trip-rates open to the public. Ticket
lo be sohT May 2nd-3rd. good to ro
turn leaving Xorf.dk not later thai
midnight. May 31st, 190S.
Tor detailed information, rates
schedules, etc., apply to Souther!
Railway ticket agents or address
J. C. f.usk,
Division Passenger Agent,
('ha rleston, S. C.
R. W. Hunt,
Asst. (ion'I Passenger Agt,
A Twenty Year Sentence.
''I have just completed a twont;
year health sentence, imposed Iv
Bucklen's Arnica Salve, which cure*
me of bleeding piles just twenty year
ago," writes (). S. Woolever, of La
Raysville. X. V. Bucklen's Arnici
Salve heals the worst sores, boils
burns; wounds and cuts in the short
est lime. 25c. at W. K. 1 Villain i
NEWBERRY UNION STATION.
Arrival and Departure of Passengo
Trains?Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, April 26, 1908.
Southern Railway i
No. 15 for flrconville .. . .8.57a.m
No. IS for Columbia .. ..1.10 p.w
No. II for rJreenvill-3 .. ..3.40 p.m
No. 1(1 for Columbia S.47 p,n
C., N. & L. Ry.
*Xo S5 for Laurens 5.1}) a.n
*Xo. 22 for Columbia .. ..S.47 a.ir
Xo. 52 for Greenville . . 12.50 p.rr
Xo. 53 for Columbia . . . .3.20 p.n
*.\To. 2e for T,aureus . . . .7.25 p.rr
Xo. 84 for Columbia .. . .8.36 p.ir
* Does not run on Sunday
This lime table shows the limes a
which trains may be expected to dv
part from this station, but their d?
parture is not guaranteed and tli
lime shown is subject to change with
G. L. Robinson,
15 NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Whereas, by an act of the general
assembly of the State of South
j Carolina, passed at its session of
. 1908, and approved 26th February,
j 1908, the question of the issuing
_ and sale of Thirty Thousand Dollars
worth of coupon bonds by
I Movd Township, or Township No.
_ f). in Newberry County, for perl}
mancnt public road improvement,
I was directed to be submitted to the
qualified electors of said township
:it an electio nto bo held for that
purpose at a time during the year
. >9?8 to be fixed by the County
j Supervisor of Newberry Counlv,
1 and said act further directing that
managers to. conduct said election
be appointed by said Supervisor;
, and, whereas, under the terms and
, provisions of said Act, the said J.
j Monroe Wicker. County Supcrvi,
sor, has named Thursday, the
1 fourth day of June, 190S, as the day
for the said election and has ap1
pointed the following named as
managers t<? conduct said election:
? At Trinity church. J110. \V. I Ten- I
drix, J. S. Movd. Jno. S. Long- F
J shore; at I .ongshore's store, \\ . F.
Rowland. S. F. Senn, Daniel IV
bail; at Reederville s school house,
f \\ 111. Dorrob, \\ . L. (lo'ding, I. X.
\* t U
aow. the re lore, we, the under-L
,t signed Commissioners of Slate ^
1 I".lections for*the County of Xew- H
berry, at the mpiest of the said I. p
Monroe Wicker. County Supervi- <
sor, and pursuant to said Act. do C.
hereby give notice that said election j
will be held on Thursday, the fourth I **
1 day of June. iqoS. to vote on the ?_
question of the issuing and sale of ^
thirty thousand dollars' worth of
t coupon bonds by Floyd Township. I
r or Township Xo. f>, in Newberry
) county, lor permanent road impro3
vement. Those in favor thereof shaP P
e vote the ticket on which shall be S
u printed the words. "For the issue of r
bonds.' those opposed shall vote the ?
ticket 011 which shall be printed the *
words, "Against the issue of c
s Polls will be opened at 7 o'clock c
j a. 111. and closed at 4 o'clock p. 111.,
. said polls to be opened and election
- held at the following precincts:
- Trinity church, Longshore'* store, \
- and Reedervillc's school house, at r
which election only the qualified p
) electors of said Township shall be
allowed to vote, and which shall be ~
; , conducted in the same manner as ^
1 j general elections. The managers
f j above named are hereby appointed:
- j to conduct said election, one of j
, j whom may call for boxes and tick- j
-1 ets at the office of the chairman, 0111
if I and after May 1908.
Fred II. DoiiTiniek.
t | Chairman
1, M. J. Lonshore.
1 J. 1'. Harmon,
s Commissioners State Flections. J
Trade Marks i .
Anyone sending a sketch nnd description ma?
quickly ascertain onr opinion froo whether nil
Invention Is ])rohnl>ty patentable. Coinmunlcn.
im!'.bfBr^cV,5!fOIlndc"l"llV HAM0B00I(oii I'atenta ,
sont froo. Oldest agency for securing patents. 1
I atonta takon through Muiiii A Co. rocolvo
ipecial notice, without chargo, lit tho
A hnndsomoly Illustrated weekly. J.nrgcst clrk
ciilatlon of any scleiitltle Journal. Terms, $3 a
I year ! four months, fl. Bold by all newsdealer*. ,
s MIINN & New York
Branch Office. 625 F Bt? Washington. D. C.
I JUST RIICEIVED?A nfce line of *
? tablets and pound paper; pan irive
you sonielliinjr now in Initial Tab- '
Broaddus & RuiT. I
\! *:>;? all creations
\'0: </// Kv
y Ac/res ancf V
A.".-7-OS in I lWn^m\
1 ggnj/ ?j|
Sold and guaranteed by Gilder &Wecks '
20p c DISCOUNT
For two weeks only we i
every dollar for cash. Eve
monds and Sterling Silver 1
Now is the time to buy
Watch our windows for c
in Graduating Presents.
Daniels $ Wi
Jewelers and O
lAT^NflL M OF*
"Airi HO DSE, BILL, IT'S
A repository in which you
osited, and maybe your value
trong enough to resist the
Entrust them to us. They w
Vith an account opened witl
heck, thereby insuring accura
nethods of keeping accounts,
onvenience and safeguard for
1. A. Carlisle. H. C. Mosc
. A. Blackwelder. Robt. Norr
&. C. Matthews. S. B. Aull.
We provide easy terms c
We enable borrowers to
n Monthly Installments, o
allowed to meet obligation
It is che?-per than paying
to save money to buy a ho
If you want to save noorx
take a Security Contract.
Call on A. J. Cibson, Ass
Treasurer, at office, corne
streets, next door to Cope
SECURITY LOAN MO i
OR 'Is OFF. I
^vill give 20c. off of I
rything except Dia- I
NEWBERRY S. G.
have your money deibles
stored, should be
attacks of the burglar,
ill be absolutely safe.
1 us you can pay by
cy and system in your
There is no greater
handling money than
iley. T. B. Carlisle,
is. Geo. Johnstone.
Jos. H, Hunter.
accumulate a fund
n which interest Is
s at maturity.
rent, if you want
me take a Security
for any purpose
itant Secretary and
r Boyce and Adams
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