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VOL XLV NO 54. NEWBERRY. S. 0., TUESDAY. JULY 7 1908. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Successful Meeting at Gaffney, Followed
by "delightful Mountain
Asheville, July 4.-?By far the most
largely nttended meeting' of the
South Carolina Press association in
a number of years, and in sill probability
the most largely attended meeting
in llie history of the association,
was concluded on Thursday night at
When Editor E. H. DeCamp, of the
Gaffney Ledger, urged the associaf
tion at the Isle of Palms last year
; to hold its annaul session this year
in Gaffney, he made no promises, but
he said (he people of Gaffney earnestly
desired the 1008 session to he
held villi them and that they would
do their best to make the meeting
pleasant. And the meeting was pleasant.
The hospitality of the people of
Gaffney is unbounded, and they are
* * *
Gaffney is a live town. Its growth
has been remarkable during the past
few years, and it has been made possible
by ti e efforts of men who, like
Editor DeCamp. believe in their town
and who work together for its advancement
ai.d upbuilding, realizing
that what l:e! >s the city <>f Gaffney
helps every citizen of Gaffney. Cherokee
is a \oung county, and Gaffney
is a young city, but its growth during
the past few years has been not only
rapid but substantial, and its future
is bright with th eproirtise of greater
* * 0
The members of the association
were quartered at Limestone college,
which is about one and one-half miles
from the heart of the city. Here they
were the guests of the city and the
college, and the entertainment was
superb. A meeting of this kind is always
more enjoyed when those attending
it live together as one big
family, as was the case at Gaffney.
Dr. Lee Davis Lodge, president of
Limestone college, was active in his
efforts toa give the association every
attention possible while it was within
the confines of his college, and Dr.
IT. P. Griffith, of the faculty of Limestone
gave Dr. Lodge valuable assistance.
The cuisine department was
in charge of Mr. Skinner, of Charlotte,
who came to Gaffney for the
occasion, and his department was superbly
Dr. Lodge and Dr. Griffith were
elected honorary members of the association,
in token of appreciation bv
the members of their courtesy and alt
* * *
The hero of the meeting was Mr.
Ed. 11. DeCamp. of the Gaffney Ledger.
When the association presented
to him a handsome chest of silver
be told the members that he loved
them, and that for many years past
be had looked forward to meeting
with them each year in annual session
as one of the brightest spots in
the whole twelve months. Mr. DeCamp
is a thorough newspaper man,
and he has in Gaffney one of the most
modern and complete newspaper and
job printing plants of ifs-size in the
country, and he issues one of the best
newspapers in South Carolina.
Tie is deservedly popular with the
members of the asociation. Nothing
could have given him greater pleasure
than to se and know how much
bis brethren of the press enjoyed and
appreciated the hospitality of Gaffney's
* * *
The association met fn the college
auditorium on Tuesday, at which
time the addresses of welcome and
the response? were delivered, and several
matters of business disposed of.
On Tuesday afternoon the association
was taken on a drive over Gaffney,
and on Wednesday the party was
taken on a special train to Gaston
Shoals, where is located the magnificent
electric power plant. The plant
is on Broad river, about five miles
from Gaffney on a direct line, but several
miles further by rail. There arttwo
dams across the river, and tho
plant, which has a capacity of about
10,000 horse power, furnishes powe.'
for the mills in and around Gaffney,
and for enterprises in other towns,
mul will i?i a short time be furnishing
power for the street railway sys
tern in Spartanburg. The plant i?
now under the management of Mr
Oscar Shanks, a native of Kentucky
The development of tnese immense
falls has meant much to the material
and industrial development of that
section of South Carolina. Lunch whs
served the press parly at the Shoals
On Wednesda\ evening the association
was addressed by Mr. A. L
Lawshe, of Washing von, third assistant
postmaster general, and by Mr
1?. IT. Edmonds, of Baltimore, editor
of the Manufacturers' Record
Mr Lawshe devot mi his time lar.j?l\
to an explanation of the reason
the necessity on (he part of the department
for the recent ruling requiring
that newspapers must be paiil
for before they can be entered in tin
mail? as second class matter. lit
said that, the necessity for the ruling
was brought about by the abuse
of the second class rate by publications
which had a very small legitimate
circulation, but which printedulnidrcils
of thousand of copies foi
advertising purposes. lie urged thai
the ruling was of advantage, and f
real protection to legitimate publications,
and in this view the members
of the press association agreed witl
Mr. Edmonds' address was on r
theme which is dear to Mr. Edmonds
?the industrial development of the
south. Few men have done more thai"
Mr. Edmonds in bringing, about tin
wonderful advancement which tlu
Southern States have made in the
past few years. Mr. Edmonels saic
the south had been furnishing the met
of brains and energy who were making
posssible the rapid development
and the increasing wealth of the other
sections, and there were 110 less
than two million southerners who hae
left the south and were now in olhei
sections. Tt was time for the soutl
to call them back, he said.
Business meetings of the association
were held on Thursday au<
The old officers of the association
were reeleeteel, and Greenville was
selected as the place of next meeting
the time to be fixed by the executive
committee. The following are the of
President?E. 11. Anil, Herald am
1st Vice-president?William Banks
State, Columbia. ,
'2d Vice-president? lb1. ?T. C. Mace
Secretary?R. L. Freeman, IVe De<
Treasurer?August Kohn, News
and Courier, Columbia.
Chaplain?Rev. \Y. P. .Jacobs, Oui
Executive Committee?C. M. Galloway,
State, Columbia; Ed. LI. be
Camp. Ledger, GalYney; \Y. W. Ball
News and Courier, Charleston.
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A charming music recital was givei
in compliment to the Association 01
Thursday evening by Miss Mar}
Alice Dew, A. B., of the music faculty
of Limestone college, assisted by Mr
Lipscomb and Mrs. Ilames. The re
cital was very thoroughly enjoyed
On the invitation of the association
Miss Dew is taking the North Carolina
trip with the editors.
Carrying with them pleasant recollections
of the Gafluey meeting
the association left on Friday morn
ing on a special (rain lor a short
trip into western North Carolina
The trip to Ashcville was made vit
Blacksburg and Marion, N. C. Tlu
party arrived in Ashcville yesterday
shortly after noon, and are (he guests
of the Battery Park hotel. The}
leave today for llcndersonville
where they will take lunch and (het
go to Lake Toxaway tonight, when
they will spend tonight and Sunday
returning !o their h.-mes on Monday
The Herald and News will hav<
something in another issue to say oi
the North Caroilna (rip. and of tlu
beauties of lhi< section of (he Slate
with its everlasting hills, .and alsf
something to say of I he progress an<
of some of the enterprises <>f Gaff
, The Ball cry Parle liolel, where Ihc i
newspaper people are, al this writ- 1
ing, is under new management, Mr. J. t
; L. Alexander having laken charge i
. with the beginning of (his season. Mr. %
, Alexander is a native of "U'alhalla i
! and he is always glad to welcome \
I South Carolinians. Under his man- ?
; agement new life has been infused in'
to Battery Park, and it is now better t
. and more successful than at any pre- <
vious time in its historv. <
J. K. A. t
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NEWBERRY GRADED SCHOOL. I
Important Matter lor Consideration 1
of Taxpayers?Need of School 1
Buildings Under Considera- i
I tion of Trustees. t
Copies of the following are being 1
I sent to (lie patrons of the city schools I
' and to the citizens generally by Hie j
j board of trustees: (
To the Taxpayers and Patrons New- t
> berry Graded Sclu-?>?s. s
Dear Sir: We desire to present to i
you the present facilities, conditions
and needs of our city schools. New- 1
berry of today is not Newberry of a 1
i few years ago. Our school buildings t
i are n<>i in keeping with the general i
. progress of our city, nor the greatness <
i of our cause.
i) Our school facilities need to be en- i
i larged. or else the educational inter- I
i J est of our children will be hampered, <
s and their health and lives to some ex- !
5 tent endangered. We cannot acco- i
t modatc all the children of the city J
) in our present school building, having f
; now as many as seventy-six children 1
> under one teacher in one room, and i
I for two classes we have been forced i
i to use an old dwelling entirely nn- <
suited for school purposes. 1
t We desire to place you in full pos- <
session of the facts concerning our
? school, and in our endeavor to pro- i
I mote the educational interest of our i
city, we hope for and ask your earn- i
' est and intelligent cooperation.
The bonded debt of (he school is
twelve thousand eight hundred dol- j
lars (.fl2.Su0.00), the resources for'*
I (he payment of this debt consists of a
sinking fund now amounting to eight
> thousand dollars ($8,000.00) and the
> net proceeds of the interest tax after
? payment of annual interest until ma- ,
- turity of (he bonds in 1010. These',
resources, from present indications,
will nearly pay off (his bonded debt
I when due. The trustees are very
anxious (hat (he schools of our city
i should keep pace with those of other *
cities and with our -wn progress in
olher lines, and to this end we l>o?_r '
to submit the following propositions M
4 f<>v your consideration. As we only
desire (o do that which will meet the |
; approval of a majority of our citizens.
we ask a candid statement of ,
opinion and preference as between!,
propositions Nos. 1 and 2, and if
neither is desired, please so slate.
Your opinion as expressed on cnelos- '
i ed card for reply will by no means !
bo considered as a vole for issuing
bonds, but simply as a malter of in formation
for (he board.
Proposition No. 1 : The school lot
on which the Boundary street school '
is built contains 180 feet by 100 feet, 5
and is, we (hink. sulVcienl in size for '
all school purposes of a city of Newberry's
population. Tn view of this !
fact, it apepars to (he board 1 lint (ho 1
most feasible plan for (he accomplishment
of our purposes would be the
erection of a separate high school '
building on the Boundary street lot. 1
> Should a separate hitrh school building
be erected, our intention is to '
' have all high school work done on
the departmental method, which i
x means the employment of specialists, ]
This would give the youth of our city i
the very best high school advantages,
< and by (he addition of something ;|
like a business department, a good ' I
> preparation for life's work. <
1 For (he accomplishment of (liisjj
J plan il would be necessary to issue :
> bonds to (lie amount of twelve llmus-!
and dollars ($12,000.00). Should these jj
bonds be issued a( five per cenf. and j |
P an annual levy of one (1) mill be,,
made, (he bonds could be retired in J,
(en years or le<s; a levy of three- I,
1 quarters (.'J-1) of a mill would retire i]
' them in I it teen years. To provide for !?
the necessary additional annual e.\-I ,
penses of conducting the school^, an J
ncronse of three-quarters (3-4) of a
nill by special levy ?-ould bo requlr;<1.
This would enable, us to erect
tnd equip a high school building and
jive us sulTicient teaching force for
t, and also enable us to employ two
ldditional teachers for (lie lower
rrades and four for the high school.
Proposition No. 2: The erection in
i different part of th city of another
building and thus divide the
?it,v into two school districts. For
lie accomplisment of this plan it
vould be necessary to issue bonds to
lie amount of twenty-five thousand
dollars ($2.>,000.00). To secure the
lot and duplicate the building we
low have would cost at least that
imount. To pay interest and retire
hese bonds in fifteen years would require
a special levy of one and onelalf
(1 1-2) mills. To supply
eachers for the same number of
rrades would require an additional
expenditure of $2,.120 per annum, and
0 furnish (his amount would require
1 tax levy of one and one-half (1 1-2)
ii i lis.
Should the high school or first plan
)e adopted the net increase in (he tax
evy, after (ho bonds now outstanding
ire retired, would bo one-half of a
nill. Should the second, I lie net increase
would be two mills.
In our judgment T.fio most econonical
and bosl way for our rehoul syslem
to grow by (lie establishment
it tl.o high school department, using
[he present building for (he lower
rrades, and when (he necessity arises
for a further increase of (he school
*ysfem, to erect a building in a different
section of the city to aecomnodato
only (ho lo??ver grades, say
from the first to the seventh, and on
lie completion of (he sixth grade,
for the pupils to enter the high school
Please use enclosed card and give
is your candid opinion on (his very
important matter at an early date,
Board School Trustees.
l'\ X. Martin,
T. Jr. Davis. t "hairnian.
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, July (>.?The continued
rains are holding I he plows while the
rrass is hustling.
Mr. Jacob Miller, of ('olumbia, is
nsiting his sister Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
'loo much lain for watermelons,
- lie vines are yellowing.
Miss Ruth TTaltiwanper, of Columbia,
is visiting her siter Mrs. .1. P.
The rains have brought peas to ;i
Mrs. J. K. Watts * returned home
Saturday from a few weeks' visit in
Mr. J. P. Cannon will build a now
rlwelling house on his place in Jolly
Street seolioti al an early day. The
lumber is on the ground (o commence
Miss Loin Bertha Kinard, daughtor
of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1\ Kinard,
lied at her homo in Bachman Chapel
section very suddenly Saturday morning
of congestion at (he age of 20
years and 2 months. The funeral
service was conducted at the home of
I he deceased on Sunday morning at
II o'clock by the Rev. J. A. Sligh,
assisted by the Rev. ,T. W. Wossingor,
the funeral service being attended
by a very large gathering of
people showing the high esteem in
which the deceased vns held.
Miss Lola was a member of Bachman
Chapel church and was dear to
lier church and Sunday school, having
attended her church just one
week previous to her burial, i nporfoet
health. The deceased loved (o sing
lier Sunday school pieces and before
die died had (hem to sing her favorite
piece, ".Testis lover of my soul."
After the funeral service the remains
wore laid to rest in the family burying
ground near (ho home to await
to mornino of tne resurrection. We
extend ? 11?* svmpafh.v (< the boreav-1
d familv, relatives and friends and!
i;av I hey com fori ihoniselve-' in (he J
Messed I hough I that the Lord give
<nd (lie Lord hatii taken away, blos>i'd
ho (I>o name of the Lord.
E. F. D. CARRIERS MEET. e
Present Convention a Success in Every
Respect?Splendid Program tl
Arranged by Entertainment t'
News and Courier.
Aiken, July 3.?The State Rural o
Letter farriers' Association began its i v
fifth annual session in Aiken this
morning in Titanian llall. The meet- r
ing was attended by representatives c
of twenty-two counties, all that are s,
t rganizod. There are about fifty >'
delegates present. t
It is stated that so far the meeting a
lias been one of the most interesting h
State conventions that has ever been t
hold by the letter carriers. The local a
committee of entertainment has a I1
splendid programme arranged. The a
meeting was opened with prayer by e
the Kev. W. .J. Snyder, after which ('
(he welcome address on behalf of e
Aiken was delivered by Air. Snyder, s
in place of Mayor Salley, the latter
l)eing unable to Ik* present. Mr. Fred 11
Alleban, on behalf of the Aiken conn- s
ty association, welcomed the dele- '
gates lo the city in a well chosen t
speech. j\Ir. t.Jeorgo V. League re- t
sponded lo the address of Mr. Sny- '
dor, accept ing I he proffered hospital- *
ity of i lie people of Aiken, and Vice- ''
President Peterson responded to Air. "I
Alleban's address of welcome. '
The Hon. A. F. Lever was then in- '
troduccd to the convention. Mr. Lev- t
or delivered a very instructive ad- ?
dress upon the rural free delivery ('
service. lie was listened lo with close s
attention and the sound logic of his h
address elicited the loud applause of <
his hearers. "
The Hon. J. O. Patterson, a hard '
worker in congress for rural free de- l(
livery, was then introduced, and he u
made an able speech along the same
The convention then adjourned, it f
being 1.30 o'clock, for dinner. The u
party went to Hotel Aiken, where a
banquet dinner was wived. 1
Ai '2.30 the convention reconvened d
and Mr. CI. M. Brown delivered an '
instructive address, touching upon ;|
lines useful and beneficial to the earrior
body. After his address he con- T
ducted a ipiestion box and answered 1
a great many quest ions of interest to m
the carriers, thus disposing of many s
problems that have confronted I hem. I
At the conclusion of the question box t
answers he was louftfy applauded. I'
Next came the subject of good ?*
roads, one that is of great interest to l'
everybody, and especially to the free (
delivery carriers. Mr. Thomas K. i
Wicker, of Newberry, made a very e
sble and Ihouuhlful address upon 1
vood roads, snlvocialing as ;i solution i1
i to the question the taxation oi pro- ?
pertv instead of polls |\>r buihling 1
roads. He offered many valuable |
suggest ions and was applauded at the I
conclusion of his address. The last i
session will be hoi.1 tomorrow, at 'I
which time the ollicers will be elected si
and other business matters attended t
The following is the full text of 1
Congressman Lover's most interest- i
The rights and privileges enjoyed (
by man have come to him only as the t
effect of long years struggle. Poli- I
lical and religious liberty was ob? <j
tained sit the price of blood and tears.
Free government itself is but the
grsmd climax in the struggle of the
preat ms)ss of the people for an equal
voice in the management of their own
Under our form of government, Democratic
in theory, representative in
fact, the people have found it hard
to maintain an equal voice and an
equal share in the burdens and benefits
of the government. Kings sire
parsimonious in the bestowal of favors
to their subjects and even |
this government ol ours, bedroeked
upon the great and everlasting principle
of equal and exact justice to all,
is slow in the bestowal of its fswors
upon that class of its people which
roprosenent its greatest strength in
patriotism, courage and fidelity to
ii- institutions ' i-s wro thai an
in-lance can be found when governments'!
s'geii'-io.x have initialed any j
great '; i o * * * u:' ii t in behalf of the mstss i
of the people. Sucn movements sue
the results only of the people's insis- lence.
The govi rnmenr !in-> bestow-1
il no favor?it has only mot dolands.
Tlio Federal constitution makes it
tie duty ol. iln; Federal government
i) provide postal facilities for its
eople. This is a fundamental, eon*
Under this power and in discharge
f this duty the present postal seriec
has grown up.
The surprising feature is that tlifi
ural population should have been
indented for so many years with a
ystem which was ?<>f only farsieal
i many respects, hut at the samef
into which administered in such a'
tanner as to discriminate against
1. I ho old star route system witlt
lie country postolVices, with weekly
ml senti-wekly deliveries, served its
inrpose a time and was perhaps,
11 that could lie expected of the govrnment,
-hut as rural population inreased,
as the wilderness was clear<1
and farm homes dotted the hill
ides and l lie valleys, such a svslotit
?ecame obsolete and almost a fallre,
and that the people should have
tood lor such a condition as long as
hey did, with the country ripe for
he inauguration of the present svsem
of rural delivery, is but another
estimonial of the patience and conervatism
of our rural population.
^n> other class of people Woidd have
leinaiided ils right thirty years boore
the agitation for rural delivery
nok definite form. Tl was not until
his system became an absolute lteessity
to (he industrial and comnterial
well being of the nation that,
tops were taken looking to some so11ion
which would relieve the situaiou.
Hural delivery finds its birth
i the idea that progress is the ereanre
ol. necessity and not front tho
lea that the luxury of today is the
eoessity of tomorrow.
Hural delivery is not a luxury in
n.v sense of the word. It is a right
>? which the people are entitled, a
ecessitv to them and their happiness.
I lie nistory ??L rural delivery in the
nited States is interest ing, but to
iscu^s ii would make this address
< <. long lor patience. I will
*k I" bet permitted however. to
"late thai the lirM approprial i?>ii of
'1.00, lor this purpose was made in
SOI, and a like appropriation was
nade lor the following two years, but
o chimerical and iaucilul, so impraeiscal
did | he proposed scheme seem
> the postal authorities that they roused
to use the money sei aside bv
ongress for the inauguration of experimental
rural service. Postmaster
leneral Wilson, a man of great abilty
and breadth of information, lookd
upon the sclieme as absolute folV
I' it saiil to |he credit <.| confess
that the appropriations were
onlinued Ironi year to year and in
H07 *10,000 was set aside for this
iirpose and lotiy-lour routes put in0
operation. This is the real beguiling
of rural delivery in lliis country.
1 he appropriations increased rapidly
ind in proportion to the popularity
if the service. The practicability of
he system became apparant front tho
irst, and the strong eonscient ions
nen in congress, representing rural
oust il noncies demanded as a right
his just and righteous recognition of
he claims f?f their people upon tho
lovornnionl for a full performanee ol:
Is constitutional duty towards them.
I is a mooted question as to who
vas the first man to suggest this sysein
for this country. Thai is neitli r
here nor there. 11 is not tho prollK't
of any one man's brain, nor (ho
esult of any one man's efl'orl. It:
.nines as a result of the righteous doiiand
ol' tho people and a vigorous anwor
to them from their representaives.
The lamented I'rofWnl McKinley
n one of his messages spoke of this
ystem as tho "most striking now do elopinent
in the continued and rapid
rrowtli of the postal service." It is
i neat way to express :1. It will bo
iceording President McK'inley with
nore iinaginaiion than the ordinary
ndividual is endowed to mi-"poet that
io dreamed of the growth of this
'most striking new development of
lie postal ,-e: vice." The system has
Town Car beyond tl.e expectations of
I- I r i ei? 1 : i " < 1 III-- .-'ivp'-i-erl ?. h < : <
n the bei.t lull and comprehe,,(.<
"ojit inned on page five.)