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The Movemente of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Mrs. V. H. Hunt was in Columbia
for a few days last week.
Rev. J. H. Graves was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. F. Epting while in
the city for the past few days.
Mr. John K. Aull returned to New
berry on Saturday after sponding the
week in Laurens attending court.
Miss Pearl West spent Saturday
and Sunday in the city with her moth
er, Mrs. West.
Rev. T. Tracy Walsh, of Columbia,
was in Newberry on Sunday and held
services at St. Luke's Episcopal
Miss Daisy Stokes, who is to be the
head milliner at Mimnaugh's this sea
son, is boarding with Mrs. J. W.
Mrs. Janie McWhirter is expected
in this city tomorrow and her many
friends will be glad to see her again.
Mr. W. W. Colton, of Union, will ac
company Mrs. McWhirter.
Rev. J. H. Graves, of Clemson col
-lege, preached a very strong sermon
in Central Methodist- church on sun
day morning. On Sunday night he
preached at O'Neall Street church.
Mrs. H. H. Sweets and Miss Ber
nice Martin went to Greenville on
Saturday to visit Mrs. Wylie Sloan.
Miss Martin returned on Monday and
Mrs. Sweets went on to Louisville,
Ky., to join her husband, Rev. H. H.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Fiddlers' convention on Tthurs
day night is going to be a great event.
You better get your ticket at once so
as to get a good seat.
Prof. J. B. O'N. Holloway will de
liver an address on education at the
closing exercises of the Chapin high
school on Friday evening of this
Mrs. Emma Graves Deitrick, na
tional organizer of t}e W. C. T. U.
will lecture in the West End Baptist
church Sunday evening, March 21, at
7.30. The public is cordially invited
The County School Association will
meet in the new court house on Sat
urday. All .of the teaehers of the
county are earnestly requested to at
'tend this meeting. Prof. E. B. Setzler,
of the college will discuss English
Grammar, and President J. H. Harms
is expected to make an address.
Miss Daisy Stokes has just arrived
in the city from Baltimore and will
be the charming milliner a.t Mim
naugh 's this season. Miss Stokes has
much experience in some of the best
millinery establishments, and is fully
competent to suit the most fastidious
taste. Mr. 'Mimnaugh says the new
styles are very 'beautiful and he has
purchased a very choice stock.
CENTEAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Rev. J. W. Wofling, D. D., Pastor.
Central congregation has taken on
new life and all are now talking of
some speeial services to be held in the
-near future. -The ser'vices on Sunday
morning were largely attended and
-very interesting. Rev. J. H. Graves, of
Clemson eollege, preached an impres
sive and instructive sermon and then
spoke of the work of caring for the
large number of boys from Methodist
families now in Clemson. Mr. Grav
es is well known in Newberry and
was heard with pleasure.
At the evening hour there were spe
cial services by the Juvenile Mission
ary society. The exercises were very
:bea.utiful, and the attendance was
large. All the children did well but
some of the boys and girls really ex
celled in their parts. Miss Margaret
Davis sang very sweetly. Mrs. P. C.
Gaillard is iteally to be congratulated
on the success of the occasion.
The prize for the largest amount
raised was received by little Miss Ab
bie Gaillard, but close behind with
honorable mention came the two sis
ters, Miss Harriet and Miss Nellie
Adams, each having raised the same
The entire amount raised with the
offerings of the congregation was
about twenty dollars. The offerings
compIete the amount the society wish
ed to raise for the year.
To Raise Monument Pund.
The John M. Kinard Camp Sons of
Veterans met on last Friday after
'non and appointed a committee to
raise Newberry 's portion of the fund
for the erection of the monument on
the capitol grounds at Columbia to
the Women of the Confederacy.
The following committee was nam
ed: Messrs. F. N. Martin, J. N. Me
Caughri n, Floyd Bradley, W. G. May
es, F. H. Dominick, L. W. Jones, W.
F. Ewart, John M. Kinard.
THE SESSIONS COURT.
Strong Charge to Grand Jury by
Judge Prince-Docket Not as
Heavy as at Last Term.
The spring term of the court of
general sessions convened yesterday
morning, Judge Geo. E. Prince, of
Anderson, presiding. While there
are several murder cases awaiting
trial, and other cases of minor im
portance, the docket is not as heavy
as at the fall term last year, and it is
believed there will be no trouble in
disposing of the business during the
week allotted for this term.
It was necessary yesterday morning
to draw an extra venire both for the
grand jury and the petit jury.
A number of bills were handed out
by Solicitor Cooper, and Judge Prince
delivered a full and able charge to
the grand jury, both as to their gener
al duties in connection with the pub
lie welfare, and as to their specific
duties in connection with the bills of
indictment upon which -they were call
ed on to pass. He said that when the
oath of a grand juror was analyzed it
would be found that the duties of a
grand juror were hard and delicate
and exacting, and that it took an all
round man to fill the position as it
should be filled. He took up the oath
which the members of the jury had
taken, anaiyzing it and showing the
impoiance and .the necessity of its
strict observance in every detail. Law
anu order in Newberry county during
the coming year, he said, depended
to a large extent upon the manhood
of the grand jury, and its members
were as much grand jurors between
the terms of the court as when they
were in attendance upon court
grand jurors wherever they were, ev
ery day, until their successors were
sworn. In speaking of the oath, he
said he trusted there was no need to
stress ,to a Newberry jury that clause
which said they should not present
any one for fear, hatred or malice,
or for reward or hope of reward. TI e
average South Carolinian was not
afraid, and during his whole exper
ienee at the bar and on the bench he
had never seen a miscarriage of jus
tice in South Carolina on account of
pecuniary reward or hope. of pecun
iary' reward. But how about that
claus which required that noie should
be left unpresented on account of
fa.vor or affection? He would to God,
he said, that he could say that he had
never seen a miscarriage of justice
on account of favor or affection.
In speaking of the duty of the
grand jury to investiga-te the county
offices, he said that the supervisor was
the only man in the county whbo could
be honest and yet bankrupt the coun
ty. He was the only county official
who exercised a.n independent judg
ment. The counties ough't to have the
best man they could get for this posi
tion, and yet the counties of South
Carolina were a.ying the paltry sal
ary of $900 or $1,000 a year. If New
berry county had the right sort *of
supervisor he was 'being paid too lit
tle, as was the case in every other
county in the State. If he was not the
right man for the place he was too
high at any salary.
He took up the office of county sup
erintendernt of education, saying he
should be the leader of the ducation
al thought and activity of the county.
In this~connection he took up the sub
ject of education, and delivered an ex
eeptionally forceful charge along this
line. People in modern times had
got the idea that they were raising
little angela just sprouting wings.
They were sent to school and instead
of being required to submit to the au
tority of the teacher and taught the
e-reat lesson of obedience, too often
the teacher was sent word, ''You
1ust not whip our little Johnny; we
never touch him at home except in
The grand jury could not examine
the superintendent of education's of
fice by simply going to his office and
examining .his books. What kind of
teachers were there in the county? It
could be said that the county superin
tendent of education did not select
the teachers. But he selected the
trustees. Was he selecting the proper
men for trustee? ''Our public school
system.is a farce,'' he said. In the
graded schools the children were load
ed down with so many books they be
ame bow-legged and knock-kneed
carrying them. They were given so
many subjects in a day that a man
could not master them. As a result
they were getting a little superficial
knowledge of many things and thor
ough knowledge of nothing. A
greater farce was *never perpetrated
upon a long suffering public-deceiv
ing the ignorant child and the still
more ignorant parents? Go out ini
the country schools and look for a
man wJho was teaching. Can you
find one? .Why had those qualified
by nature and inclination and train
ing quit the profession of teaching?i
Simnply because a man with a family
could not live on the salary which
was paid. Tahnwsthe only
busness or pression in which the
mere novice was paid as much as the
trained teacher. The idea had be
come prevalent that teachers could be
manufactured in colleges. It was al
right to train men and women for the
great calling of teaching, but it re
quired special talents in that direction
to make a teacher love the great work
of teaching, and natural qualifications
for this high calling. We pay one of
these manufactured teachers as much
as we pay a man who was qualified
for the great work of teaching. The
men had quit the schools and we had
turned it over to the pretty little girls
between 16 and 22 who did not go
into the school room intending to
make a life work of it, but simply to
wait for that one scholar to come
down the pike whose life education
she was willing to undertake. It
might be that some women below
thirty had adopted teaching as a life
-work, but the majority of those un
der thirty were simply waiting-wait
ing for their destiny. The children,
were being turned over to mere novi
ces-the children at that age when
their character was plastic-when the
slightest touch endured through time
and eternity. We wouldn't think of
employing a novice to build a house,
and yet the children were turned over
to mere novices to be trained for God
and country, for time and eternity.
Just about the time the prettty. girls
began to be useful and learned the
art of teaching they married. Just
about the time the young men learn
ed the art of teaching they realized
there was not a living in it. And so
we were doomed to infe-iority, except
in some of the larger graded schools.
Judge Prince said he recalled the
time when his father paid $40 per
pupil tuition for his children. And yet
the people of today thought they
could run a school system on a paltry
3-mill tax, and kicked about -that,
when the great north-west, which had
so far outstripped the South, was pay
ing from 12 to 15 mills. The whole
thing had been- turned over to the
State in South Carolina, and the
State was not furnishing enough mon
ey to provide for a first-class school
system. He chairaeterized it as .a
H6 wanted the grand jury to visit
every sehcol in the county by com
mittees of one, and to see whether the
teacher was exercising the proper dis
ipine, teaching the great lesson 'of
obedience-training the child so -that
when it went to college it could get
through without expulsion, or if it
did not have an opportunity to at
tend college that it would be obedient
to law. If the trustees were not do
ing their duty and employing the pro
per teachers, while there was no way
to punish the trustees for mere in
efficieney, the members of the grand
jury could at first quietly protest, and
if there was not improvement, they
should write a strong presentment,
naming the trustees who were not do
ing their duty, or who were inefficient.
-The following true bills were re
turned yesterday morning:
State vs. Perry Latimer, car 'break
ing and larceny.
State vs. Lou Singley alias Sue
State vs. Stanmore Langford, 'mur
der and carrying concealed weapons.
At the request of Col. George
Jhnstone of counsel for the defence,
w o stated that it was necessary for
hi a to go to Edgefeld yesterday af
ternoon in connection with a case
there in which he is interested, Judge
Prince consented not to take up the
ase of the State vs. Stanmore Lang
ford until Friday morning. Solicitor
Cooper s'ta.ted 'that he would press for
a trial in this case this week.
Pleas of Guilty.
At the afternoon session of t-he
court Perry Latimer, colored, charg
ed with car breaking and l-arceny,
pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to
serve one year.
'Robert Griffin, colored, charged
with privily stealing from the person,
pleaded guilty to petit larceny, and
was 'senteneed to serve thirty days or
pay a fine of $100.
State vs. J. S. Fowler.
J. S. Fowler, white, was placed on
trial charged with disposing of pro
perty under lien. The alleged lien in
question was held by Coias Broth
er, at Pomaria. The defezidant was
represented by E. S. Blease, Esq.
The monthly social and literary
evening of Central Epworth League
will be held on~ Thursday night at 7.30
p. m. The following is the program:
Bible Lession for evening, Psalm S
Reading " The Spring Halk.''
Reading "The Mocking Bird.''
The members are urged to be pres
A SUCCESSFUL COMPANY.
Security Loa.n and Investment Com
pany Make Fine Showing-Old
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Security Loan and In
vestment company was held in the of
fice of the company on last Thursday
afternoon at five o'clock.
The following directors were relect
ed: Ge6. S. Mower, J. H. West, Geo.
W. Summer, Jno. M. Kinard, Z. F.
Wright, W. H. Hunt, Jos. L. Keitt,
G. Y. Hunter, and Ofl. B. Mayer.
The following advisory board was
also re-elected: T. B. Stackhouse, Co
lumbia: C. D. Barsdale, Laurens; S.
T. McCravy, Spartanburg.
The board -reelected the old officers
as follows: W. H. Hunt, president;
J. M. Kinard, vice-president; W. A.
McSwain, secretary; and J. N. Mc
The company has been very succeass
ful and has made good profits for the
stockholders, and at the same time has
been a great help to people who desir
ed to borrow money in order to build
The contract written by the com
pany permits you to borrow and at;
the same time become a stockholder
and guarantees interest on your stock
payments so tat when your loan be
comes due your stock will pay it.
The following statement which was
made up at the close of business on
March 10, 1909, shows the condition
of the company, and it is a showing
of which the officers and stockholders
may well be proud. In the statement
all the expenses are paid up to the
time the statement is made:
Loans and discounts ....$127,660 95
Furniture and fixtures 136 04
Accounts receivable .. 1,700 00
Cash on hand an d in
'banks .......... 10,407 17
Total ........ ..$139,904 16
Capital .. .. .. .......$ 50,000 00
Re-discounts ........ 67,182 47
Security savings contracts 11,092 65
Accounts payable ....... 149 92
Undivided profits 11,479 12
Total ..........$139,904 16
C0L. A. J. SITTON DEAD.
Was First to Use Campaign Uniform
Which Played -So Important a
Part in '76.
Augusta, March '14.-Col. A. J. Sit
ton died at his home in Autun, near
Pendleton, this morning at 4 o 'cloak,
He was one of the original organiiz
er's of the Red Shirts tha-t did so much
to redeem South Carolina from Radi
cal rule in 1876. He leaves his wife,
who was Miss Lelia Aull, of Newber
ry county, also a son and daughter
and several brothers and sisters and
a host of f'riends to cherish his mem
ory. He was owner of the Pendleton
Manufacturing company at Autun, al
so the ePndleton Oil mill at Pendle
ton. He was a useful member of the
Baptist chureh and a prominent Ma
He will be buried Tuesday at Pen
dleton at 2 o 'clock.
Col. Sitton was born in Pendleton
in 1838. In April, 1861, he volunteer
ed and became second sergeant in
Company K, Fourth South Carolina,
with which he served for 12 months.
At First Manassas he was so severely
wounded -that he was unable to re
join the army for several months. In
1862 .he reenlisted, joining Company
E, Palmetto Sharpshooters. Col. Sit
ton served with this command till the
close of the war. He was a member of
Gen. Hampton's staff ini 1877-78, and
was the originator of the red shirt as
a campaign uniform. For a number
of years after the war Col. Sitton car
ried on his father's business of car
riage manufacturing at ePndleton. He
introduced one of the first steam cot
ton gins in the up-country. In 1878
he turned his attention to cotton
manufacturing, as president of the
Pendleton Manufacturing company,
which position he has filled ever since.
Mrs. Sitton is a daughter of the late
Capt. Jno. P. Aull, of this county and
a brother of Mr. S. B. Aull, of New
berry. She will have the sympathy
of many friends and relatives in this
county. She has two children-Mr.
Eugene Sitton and Miss Cema Sitton,
both of whom have frequently visited
Baraca Reception Postponed.
On account of the sad death of Mr.
Chalmers Leavell, assistant secretary
of the Baraca Class of the First Bap
tist church, the reception that was to
be given in honor of the Clinton Bar
acas Tuesday eveninug, March 16, has
'ieen postponed indefinitely. Mr.
Leavell has figured largely in the Ba
raca movement of this city, and in
his death the class loses one of its
1est young meni. The members of the
lass extend their sympathy to the
raned family. Baracas.
Much Interest Being Taken in Event
-Fiddlers From All Parts of the
County Will Take Part.
Don t forget "Ye Olde Tyme"
Fiddlers' Contest to be given at the
opera house on Thursday evening at
8:00 o'clock, Marci 18, for the bene
fit of the Civic association.
This promises to be a great treat.
Many enthusiastic players have enter
ed the contest, and if lent the inspir
ation ol' a crowded house they will no
doubt take the listeners back in im
agination at least to the days of long
Many sweet memories will be awak
ened at the melodious strains of ' The
Italian Waltz," "Bob Tail Mule,"
"Arkansas Traveler," "Virginia
Reels." Cotillions, Polkas, Schottisch
es, and Waltzes. These have become
Southern classics, and the entire pro
gram is made up with the desire to
please, amuse, and interest the listen
ers. There will be no dull moments.
An expert trainer will have charge of
the players, and everything will move
along smootthly and you will no doubt
be charmed by the lovely 'Olde Tyme'
music of former days.
The proceeds will be applied to the
good cause of the Civic association,
and each member of this association
is asked by the president to form her
self into a committee of one to arouse
interest in those she meets in this
"Olde Tyme" Fiddlers' contest. At
-th'e last imeeting - of the associa
tion the attendance was not
very large, but the president takes
this method of saying to each member
that she is, earnestly urged to lend
every effort to make the contest a de
cided :suecess. The fiddlers in town
and in the surounding country have
entered most heartily into the project
and it is due them that a crowded
house meet them on next Thursday. A
rich and rare treat is in store for one
and all. Elsewhere the Fiddlers' con
test has met with a splendid ovation
from the citizens of the places where
it has been held, let Newberry show
her appreciation of good music and
everybody come out and enjoy your
Reserved seats may be secured
Wednesday and Thursday at the New
berry Hardware store at 50 cents.
FLORENCE D}AVIS WEDNESDAY.
Will Present "Under the Greenwood
Tree" Newberry, Wednesday,
Those followers of things theatrical
who keep posted on the merits of var
ious offerings are picking the attrac
tion scheduled for March 17th at the
opera house as one of the best an
nounced for 'the coming six weeks in
amusements, Florence Davis and her
company, which includes Elliott Dex
ter and other players of high stand
ing, in "Under the Greenwood Tree,"'
with the entire lavish' production of
scenery and costumes which contri
buted to the marked success of this
comedy at the Lyric Theatre, London,
and the Garrick Theatre, Newr York,
last season. Probably the reason for
the unanimity with whieh the theatri
cal enthusiasts are predicting the suc
eess of this offering here is that the
newspaper exchanges from other ci
ties have brought glowing tributes to
the cleverness of Florence Davis and
the general excellence of her company
and production, without a single ad
rae criticism from any city where
they have appea.red. A sample of the
flattering encomiums that have been
showered on this attraction comes
from the New Orleans Item, which in
part says: "Through the medium of
a beautiful comedy, 'Under -the Green
wood Tree,' Miss Florence Davis
made her initial bow to New Orleans
last night at the Tulane, and she scor
ed a triumph which 'will make the oc
easion memorable for more than one
season. She won the heart of her aud
ienee from the moment she bounded
on the stage and sat the end it had
completely surrendered to her win
some personality and charming aet
ing. The wonder of it all to many
who were present was how any
bushel could 'have hidden such a light.
Before the performanc~e those who
had been curious to know who she
was were still more surprised after
the' finale that they ha'd not known
all about her-that her name has not
been associated with the great play
ers of the American stage. However,
if her reception elsewhere compares
with that accorded to her last night
this consummation will not be long
RHODE ISLAND REPS-Eggs for
sale from pure blood fowls. Care
fully mated. $1.25 and $1.50 set
ting. J. M. Ward, Newberry, S. C.
L. MORRIS, the Boston Store, has
moved from 1000 Main street to C.
J. MeWhirter 's store, 1008 Main
Reported by 0. McR. Holmes.
Good Middling ..........9 14
Strict Middling ..........9 1-8
(Correeted by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling ..........9 14
Strict Middling ..........9 1-8
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
WANTED-Trustworthy man or wo
man in each county to advertise,
receive orders and manage business
for New York Mail Order House.
$18.00 weekly; position permanent;
no investment required. Previous
experience not essential to engag
ing. Spare time valuable. Enclose
self addressed envelope for full
particulars. Address, Clarke Co.,
Wholesale Dept., 103 Park Ave.,
TWO YOUNG GENTLEMEN can se
cure a nice front, well kept room,
with board, home-comforts, in a
private fantily. Partioulars given
at this offime.
FOR RENT-Desirable room u&ur.
nighled in Cahiboun street. Will rent
to &dy on reasonable terms. Ap.
ply at Herald and News, office.
MILCH COWS for sale, thirty Sad
thirty-fiive dollars. W. H. Sanders,
Old Town. 3-12-09-4t
"PACQUILIE," famous stallion for
morQy owned by Jack Brown, and
big fine jack, at Epting's old shed,
at ootton yard, for service.-Fee,
3-9-8t-1taw Thos. J. Davenport.
LOST-Long black overcoat, with tag
in inside pocket containing name of
owner, J. K. Aull, and also made by
Smith & Wearn. Finder will please
notify this office.
WANTED-The ladies of Newberry
to inspeet the samples and fashion
plates of made-to-order suits, etc.,
of the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros., of
Mrs. Claudia IN. Hunter.
WANTED-Young man to do collect
ing and soliciting and make himself
genera]iy useful, one who is not
afraiLd to work. None other need
apply. For furtbher irnformation
call at Herald and News offie.
FOR RENT--The Coppock house and
lot corner Nance .and Cornelia
streets. Near power house. Sizx
room house. Apply to E. M. Evans.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH AND
FOR NICE pork chops and steaks
J. C. Sample, old dispenmary stand.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
W. Connor, a graduate of the larg-.
est optical college in the world-the
Northern Illinois College of Chica
go. Dr. Conner is located permanu
ently in Newberry, gives both the
objective and .,ubjeetive tests by
electricity and guarantees his work.
Office over Copeland Brothers.
ATTENTION VETERANS-The an
nual asssment of twenty-five
cents is now due. Please pay the
treasurer, Comrade G. F. Long, ati
once, as our per capita to the gen
eral -reunion fund .is past due. By
order, J. W. Gary, Commander. Q.
L. Schumpert, Adjuta-nt.
MARLBORO PROLIFIC seed corn
for sale $2.00 per bushel. First of
13 varieties at Georgia Experimaen
tal Station 1908. S. M. Duncan,
Newberry, S. C., R. F. D. No. 3.
DOCTOR MELDAU ean be consulted
at 'his office on College street, from
10 to 12.30 a. m., 3to 7p. m.Even
mngs by appointment.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY for
bidden from hiring or harboring
Nance Floyd, under the penalty of
2t Rev. D. M. Spearman.
FOR SALE-Twenty-five bushels pop
corn. Jeff T. Ccrmer.
Newberry, R. F. D. No. 5.
Phone 194 rings. 3-16-09-2t