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IVOL XLVI No.,"-46 NEWBERRY, S. C., rLUESLDAY. MAY 1,1909TWCAMS15AYR
WOFFORD WINS MEDAL.
Oratorical Contest at Greenwood
Clinton Second-The Grades as
to Delivery and Composition.
The Greenwood Journel issued a
cial oratorical extra on account of
Collegiate Oratorical contest theld
that city on Friday night, April
It is a good editon and reflects
edit on the editors.
This oratorical extra contains
plendid half tone cuts of eaeh of
e speakers, and they are clearly
printed and show up well.
The eleventh oratorical contest was
great suceess, the speeches are re
ported as being unusually good, and
quite creditable to the young men as
well as the representative institutions.
There was a large crowd of visitors
present ,o hear the speeches and
Greenwood was in gala atti-re and the
city presented a fine appearanee.
The following officers were elected
Thursday afternoon, at a meeting of
the committtee of t)e Oratorical as
sociation, to serve next year: C. J.
Shealy, Newberry, president; M. G.
White, Furman, vice-president; S. S.
Tison, Citadel, recording seoretary;
C. T. Graydon, Carolina, treasurer;
G. K. Craig. Wofford, corresponding
secretary; C. F. Martin, Charleston
college, secretary of sealed marks;
Executive committee: H. B. Schaef
fer, Newberry; R. A. McDowell, Fur
man; T. C. Parker, Citadel;- A. D.
Oliphant, Carolina; G. A. Beach;
Wofford; J. I. Cosgrore, Charleston
eollege; N. E. Byrd, Clemson; M. M.
Sellers, Presbyterian college; J. G.
The speeches were listened to with
the closest attention. - Enthusiasm
ran high and the decision of the
judges was awaited with the keenest
Wallace Duncan DuPte, of Wof
ford. won first honors, and D. W.
Neville, of Clinton, second. Senator
.Otts, of Gaffney, awarded the medals
to these young gentlemen.
The following is the standing of
Wallace D. DuPre, Wofford, 841-3
on composition, 91 on delivery, av
eiage 87 2-3.
p. W. Neville, Clinton, 791-3 on
eoinpositon, 91 on delivery, average
R. B. Carry, Furman, 76 2-3 on
m~position, 922-3 on delivery, av
e oe 842-3.
S. S. Tison, Citadel, 712-3 on comn
ition, 912-3 on delivery, average
G. W. Keitt, Clemson, 731-3 on
composition, 891-4 on delivery, av
er age 81 7-12.
R. E7 Gonzales, University of South
Carolina, 72 on compositon, 91 on de
very, average 811-2.
W. C. McLain, Erskine, 68 2-3 on
mposition, 912-3 on delivery, av
es'e 80 1-6.
Alan Johnstone, Newberry college,
1-3 on composition, 922-3 on de
very, average 781-2.
J. R. Paul, Charleston college,
1-3 on composition, 861-3 on de
very, average 751-3.
Wall- 3 Duncan DuPre, the win-.
n, is eighteen years old, -and is a
grandson of the late Bishop Wallace
Duncan and the late Prof. Warren
DuPre. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Warren DuPre, of Spartanburg, and
is a senior at Wofford college.
The grades given by the Journal
and quoted above do not tally with
the grades published in the State on
Sunday. They are given in another
Reflections of a Bachelor.
New York Press.
Time awaits for no man. The only
eha.p who can beat it is the musician.
The more a man can be a hero to
his mother, the less he can be to any
*What civilization has reduced us
to is that we even praise the cook
for .putting too much salt in the soup.
Where eiharity begins is not so im
ortant as that it can even end witsh
out a howl of indignation by those
ho have had it.
If a Oman wants to cut a man'
e .aintance she may look daggers at
When there is work to be done t:he
buzz saw is always ready to take a
OFFICIAL MARKS IN CONTEST.
Some of the Judges Strict in Rating
Greenwood, May 1.-The following
is the comm.ittee's grading of the
speakers of the South Carolina inter
collegiate oratorical contest, which
was held -in this city Friday night:
W. D. DuPre, Wofford, composi
tion 841-3; delivery 91; average
D. W. A. Neville, Clinton, compo
sition 79 1-3; delivery 91; average
R. B. Curry, Furman, composition
76 2-3; delivery 92 2-3; average
S. S. Tison, Citadel, composition
71 2-3; delivery 91 2-3; average
G. W. Keitt, Clemson, composition
73 1-3; delivery 89 5-6; average
R. E. Gonzales, university, compo
sition 72; delivery 91; average
W. C. McClain, Erskine, composi
tion 68 2-3; delivery 91 2-3; average
Alan Johnstope, Newberry, compo
sition 64 1-3; delivery 91 5-6; aver
age 78 1-12.
J. R. Paul, Charleston college, com
position 64 1-3; delivery 86 1-3; av
erage 75 1-3.
The ,vinning speaker led in compo
sition, but fell a few points below R.
B. Curry, the third place man, who
m-ade the ihighest mark on delivery
The speakers were graded on com
position by three judges outside the
State, Prof. J. W. Raines, Berea. col
lege; Prof. J. D. Bruce, University
of Tennessee, and Prof. A. M. Har
ris of Vanderbilt university.
The orations were submitted to
them a few weeks before the Green
wood contest. The marks of the
speeches on composition are sent seal
ed to the secretary of marked seals
and are opened on the night of the
contest, when the geenral average is
made up along with the grades on
delivery, which are left in the hands
of three judges, who are present at
It will be seen from the grades that
the averages on composition are a
great dea.l lower than those on the de
livery of the respective orators. In
other words. the composition marks
tend to pull down the general aver
age and make it appear as if every
one of the speakers were lacking in
The following are the marks t.hat
other respective contestants were giv
en by the three judges on composi
tion and t'he average from the three:
W. D. DuPre-80, 85, 88; average
D. W. A. Neville-71, '80, 87; av
erage 79 1,3.
R. B. Carry-72, 75, 83; average
S. S. Tison-70, 75, 70; average
G. W. Keitt-90, 40. 90; average
R. E. Gonzales-75, 56- 86; average
W. C. McClain-42, 45, 79; aver
age 68 2-3.
Alan Johnstone-73, 40, 80; aver
age 64 1-3.
J. R. Paul-74, 50, 69; average
Two of the jadges graded Keitt 90
on composition and one 40, just as
an instance of how widely the judges
disagreed. On delivery this speaker
made 89 5-6. This difference of 50
points on the part of one judge did
much towards Mr. Keitt not being a
great deal higher in the list. If he
had been credited 75, which in many
colleges is *a znere passing mark, in
stead of the 40, which showed a big
difference between thbe decision of
two judges who both graded the same
and the other judge, Keitt would have
held second place with an average of
86 10-12. There are also other in
stances in the marks on composition
where one judge's grade brought
down the average in a way which ma
terially affected the speaker's stand
The exciting tahing to a girl about
her wedding is to know how it is go
ing to seem .to be in the newspapers
MYSTERIOUS CASE IN SALUDA.
Pope Havird Claims to Have Been
Ambushed by. Five Men, Who
Killed His Mule.
Pope B. Havird, a white man liv
ing about 10 miles from here in the
Havirdsville section, claims that while
plowing in his field Friday afternoon
about 5 o'clock, he was fired upon
from ambush by five white men, as he
neared the end of the field next to
the woods, and as a result of the fus
ilade t.he mule he was plowing was
killed. Havird escaped unhurt, al
though he claims that the parties who
killed his mule .were trying to mur
He says he recognized two of the
party .as Fred Goff and Joe Rhine
hart, two young men who are close
neighbors of Havird. He further
says while not so positive he believes
the others were Walter Rhineh:art,
Andrew Mitchell and a son of Ben
The sheriff and his deputy went
to Havird's home yesterday morning
to arrest him under a warrant issued
some time -ago, charging him with
-trespass after notice, and placed him
According to Havird, after his
mule was killed -he left for Prosperity,
14 miles away, on foot and from
there wired Gov. Az -4el for blood
ihounds and also asked for protection
at the hands of the governor. The
bloodhounds were sent up on yester
day morning's train to Prosperity.
The guard in charge of the dogs, ae
companied by Havird, reached Hav
-ird's home yesterday about the time
the sheriff got there. The dogs struck
trail near where the mule was lying
dead but it seems ran each time in
the direction rather of Havird's
home. Nothing was accomplished
and the hunt was called off.
There -is considerable doubt in the
mind-of most of the people of this
county as to -whether Havird really
was ambushed, as ihe says, or whether
he himself killed the kaule, as a move
to gain sympathy. Havird is now un
der bond on the charge of killing a
-negro about 10 years ago.
Havird is in jail here tonight and
expresses great anxiety for the safety
of his family in his absence. When
arrested today he was armed with a
magazine pistol and large improved
Smith & Wesson.
For 15 years or longer Havird ihas
been having trouble with his neigh
bo'rs and it is a common saying that
it is a wonder some one has not long
ago killed him. A few years ago he
was shot by John Yarborofgh and
had to 'have an arm amputated as a
result of the wound.
He is now charged with killing a.
negro 10 years ago and burning this
body. A true bill was found against
him at the December term of court
but the trial was postponed, that a
motion for ebange of venue might be
Judge Shipp two weeks ago filed
an order granting th~e change of venue
and the case will be heard at Edge
field at the next term of court.
The guard who went there today,
Sheriff Sample and Deputy Padgett,
express grave doubts as to the truth
of Havird.'s statements about being~
waylaid and five men shooting at him
at so close rauge and missing him,
yet every charge entering the mule's
The whole affair is, to say the least,
N~o one so far as can be learned
believes Fred Goff and Joe Rhinehart,
the two young men whom Havird
says .he recognized, had anything to
do with t.he shooting of his mule.
The time for making returns of in
come tax. which was extended to the
first of May, has expired. Auditor
Werts has received returns from 11
itizens of Newberry, which is an in
rease of three over last year.
Thbe .house on Dr. 0. Y. Hunter's
place, near the DeWalt quarter, was
destroyed by fire on Sunday night.
The fire wvas discovered in the dining
room between twelve and one o'clock.
It is not known how the fire origi
nated. The building was occupied by
Mr. L. W. Rikard, who lost all of his
NEWS OF ST. PAULS.
Rev. Mr. Sligh Not Well-Much
Sickness but all Improving-Per
St. Paul, May 3.-Our pastor, Rev.
Mr. Sligh, was unable to preach Sun
day on account of having a very se
vere cold, and also on account of the
severe illness of his daughter. How
ever, he was present, as be dislikes
very much to disappoint his congre
gation, and he gave his congregation
a very helpful talk.
There will be a meeting of the
graveyard association on the third
Sunday in the month at ten o'clock.
There was a good rain in this sec
tion Friday, which is causing the
grain to pick up.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ridhardson
spent Sunday with Rev. J. A. Sligh.
Mr. J. D. Richardson and daughter,
Miss Alice, spent Sunday wit1h. Mr.
Henry Richardson, of the Bachman
Mr. Magnus Kibler, of Prosperity,
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with the family of Mr. E. H. Werts.
Mr. Sligh Metts, of Batesburg,
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with his father, Mr. G. W. Metts.
Miss Maggie Livingston, of New
berry, spent the latter part of- last
week with friends in this section.
Mr. Robert Counts and brother,
Ernest, 'of Prosperity, visited the
family of Mr. W. B. Boinest Saturday
night an-Sunday of last week.
Mr. Livingston, a student
of Newberry college, spent the latter
part of last week at his home here.
Mr. James P. Setzler and wife, of
Pomaria, spent Sunday with the fam
ily of Mr. W. B. Boinest.
Mrs. Margaret Kinard, who has
been confined to her room for some
time, is very sick.
Mr. Arthur Counts, of Newberry
college, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Counts.
Miss Ma,tha Johnstone, accompan
ied by Miss Leola Bedenbaugh, of
Newberry, $sited Mrs. Ella Beden
baugh the first of last week.
There are a number of sick folks in
this community at present but most
of them seem to be improving.
THE NEWS or EXCELSIOR
School Closes-Cotton Planting-Cold
But no Frost-Rev. J. L.' Hodges
Excelsior, May 3.-We had a real
hard rain Friday night.
Excelsior school 'has closed and al
so the Mt. Pilgrim school.
Sunday morning was almost cold
enough for frost but 'we di~dn 't see
Cotton planting about done -in this
section. Early planting coming to a
Miss Annie Singley is visiting rela
*tives in Prosperity.
We have nO new eases of measles
Miss Chelly Kibler has been spend
ing a few days with relatives in New
Mr. J. A. C. Kibier has been con
fined to 'his room sick for a few
Mrs. Rhoda Watts while en a visit
to her son in Columbia was taken
very sick and is still unable to return
Mrs. J. W. Hartman spent a few
days of last week with her sister
Mr. H. T. Wyke and family, of
Peaks, have moved to Prosperity and
occupy the dwelling vacated by Mrs.
. WV. Calmes.
Rev. J. L. Hodges preached at
Zion~ chiurch .on last Sunday morning
and afternoon to a large congregation
a.t each service. At night Mr. Hodges
preached at Excelsior to a good aud
ience of .people. Mr. Hodges remain
ed over in this section until Wednes
day the guest of Mr. E. M. Cook and
Mr. H. J. Kinard 's families. Mr.
Hodges while quite a young man is
an able speaker and is doing much
for the Master's cause..
You Can 't reconleile -a woman to
gray bair's even by telling her how
beautiful they make lher look, but you
A DANCE WITH DEATH
By Col. D. A. Dickert.
Written for The Herald & News. All rights reserved.
After passing through the Yankee camp, we came to a cross
road, and could see by the lightning a large country residence on
our right facing the road, as I understood, leading from Hopkins
to Camden, or in that direction, in which a light shone in the win.
dow. We stopped to get some directions, -and, if possible, some
thing to eat, for me were ravenously hungry.
I rode in the yord leaving Dixon with- the horse under the shelter
of some tree6. I began to reconnoiter. I saw .that people were in the
house, but could not tell whether they were women or -children, as
the window was so igh the top of their heads only showed. I knew
enough of camp life to know that it mattered not how far soldiers
roamed during the day, they returned to quarters at night. Still,
though, perhaps a lot of offieers might have taken refuge there from
I went to the door and knocked, which caused a terrible commo
tion inside, scurrying of feet, upsetting chairs, ete. After a long
delay a lady came to the door and asked from inside who I was,
what was wanted. I answered that I was a soldier and wanted to
get into the house, was cold, wet and hungry, also wished to get
some directions. She told me there was no one in the house but
women and children, and the soldiers had eaten up everything in
the house. We parleyed a long time, but at last I told her I must
come in the house, that I was a friend and meant no -harm. She
at last opened the door, and in the room to the right of the hall sat
an old fashioned folding table, loaded down with everything that a
hungry man could wish. The sight fairly took my breath away,
and I asked the good lady to permit me to bring a friend. Dixon
and I fell to. She explained that the troops had been there all day,
one squad after another, and -he and her little daughter had been
cooking from morning till night and saw no reason -to clear the ta
ble, as the soldiers would be coming next morning early.
Think of that, you sentimentalist, that is always harping the
cant of forgiveness, or those who will condemn the acts of Di'ion
and myself, as they read further; think of these Southern women
whose husbands or sons were in -the a'rmy, and who -had- no neces
siity of ever doing a stroke of twork in their lives, cooking for, wait
ing on, and listening to the coarse and insulting language of the
brutal enemy. It was that way wherever the Federal army passed.
We continued the conversation, -the.good lady and myself. There
were in the room -the old mother, a little deaf, and a shalf grown
girl, besides the lady of the house. She- told me her husband was
away, the negroes 'all gone, and their 'horses, mules, cattle and every
vestige of their provisions and provender gone. I did not intend
to let ourselves be kpown so near 'the enemy's camp, but as I sat
there, and listen'ed; to the woes of the little Southern woman, I
could not deceive 'her. I told her we were not what we appeared,
but Southern boys on a secret mission, and knew people in Colum
bia, or at least Dixon did, 'he having lived there once. Dixon spoke
of many people she knew, but the little woman was suspicious. The
little girl asked-if I knew a certain young man, whom I will not
name. I told her I did, .the command he belonged to, and 'the name
of .his eaptain. The little girl slapped her hands and shouted:
"Yes, they are rebels, they are our people, they know
.I must run and tell papa.''
Then out and upstairs she ran, -and brought in a fine looking
middle aged man,. who had been in the swamp 'hiding, and had just
time to change 'his wet clothing, flaing refuge in the garret, when
Ithe exciting knock was heard ait the door. Their osme, I think,
was Edwards or Edmonds, but whatever became of them I never
heard. All must be dead by this 'time, except, perhiaps, thie young
girl. I would like to give her my blessing for the great good her
mothe'r unknowingly did 'us.
T~hey were very intelligent people, and we talked confidentially
while we dried our clothes by a blazing fire. We told them of our
mission, that we had just come through Tlhe enemy's camp while
they slept. The good lady began entreating us to turn back, while
it was not too la'te, that the enemy lay asleep; tomorrow the world
would be alive with them, all the way to Columbia and for miles
on either side of us, and we could not escape them. They would
detect us by our dialect, if not by our clothes. She, begged us, for
our mothers' sake, not 'to throw our young lives away in this im
poss:ible and fruitless undertaking. She said .we would be 'hanged
Ias spies, as dogs, to a tree. She told us of .the swollen streams,
with all boats destroyed or swept away. We laughed at her fears
and told her the impossibility of the idea, of a soldier shirking his
duty because danger was ahead. She followed us to the door, and
there. lifting .her little hand towards Heaven, she asked "God to
pr:otect, guard and watch over us.''
Those few simple words, coming from the little strange lady.
fell then uporn deaf ears, to be made a joke of at first, but in time
became our talisman.
We struck the trail again, the rain still falling, .while a black and
lowering cloud stretched from horizon to horizon and peal after
peal of thunder rolled overhead. We kept the road with great dif
ficlty Tr-alng some mile after leaving the house, a great roar