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VOJ.-XjLYI NO, 4" NEWBERRY, S. (3. FRHiDA Y. -JUNE 11. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
A PLEA FR*! NOBLE SERVICI
Eon. T. G. McL6od Delivers Eloque
Address Before Literary So
Favored with most ideal weath
stimulated by the largest and m<
appreciative audiences, with the u
divided approval and good will
the entire community and the lar
number of visitors Newberry colle
Wednesday noridng at twelve thir
o'clock closel the most pleasant a:
successful commencement season
its history of over fifty years.
President Harms, the newly esta
lished head of the institution h
presided at every service and he h
measured up to the highest standai
He has not shirked the least detail
duty imposed upon him, and it h
been essentially due to his smoot
wise, and courteous management th
this has been such a splendid coi
Tuesday night was t-he annual meetii
of the literary societies, and t
speaker of the evening was Sou
Carolina's popular lieutenant govE
nor, Hon. Thomas G. McLeod.
The address of Mr. McLeod w
timely and practical and an eloque
appeal for a higher type of citize
ship which could best be attained by
life of service-service to your fb
lows and to your State. The addre
was enjoyed and appreciated by 4
who heard it and many nice thin
have been said of it. 'Mr. McLeod h
made many frieus by his visit
Mr. McLeod, after expressing 1
appreciation of the invitation accor
ed him and his pleasure at being
Newberry at commencement, said
part: "As a citizen of this State,
could not allow this occasion to pa
without expressing my appreciatii
and gratitude for the self-sacrificii
and noble work which this college h
done for the intellectual- and mor
development of this State. When t:
State of South Carolina shall ca
up its accounts of gratitude, its lar
est tribute will be paid to these sc
sacrificing men and women, who, pa
tieularly for the last half centar
have labored for the smallest consi
eration, and devoted their time aj
talent to the instruction of the you
of the land; and in the front ran
of those colleges, whose self sacrif
ing labors we must recognize, w
Istand Newberry college. As I ha
met, here and there, in the vario
walks of life, in tihe halls of legis]
tion and in places of public trust, t.
men who were trained within the
walls, I can sincerely testify to thi
-integrity, breadth and liberality
citizens and patriots, and to the ge
uine worth of this institution 's di
tinguished contribution to the citize
ship of the State.
"A band of young men leaving t
class room. the teacher and the su
roundings and environment whi
have distinguished youth from ma
hood, stand ready to go into t
world, reeruits to the great army
toilers. The day is to you, not only
parting of the ways, but it is the d;
of your enlistment. Volunteers, y
are for the service, and it is of ti
service, your service as a citizen, th
I would speak to you.'
Mr. McLeod dwelt dp'lon the impt
tance of service. He said: "We a
sometimes wont to look upon servi
as menial. as typical of inferiority
not of slavery."
Later he said: ''For service the
must be preparation and prep)arati
for service, as aieel aplid. me::
of course education in its broadt
and highest senlse. The old idea
education limnitcd it to the few.
meant not so muchi prepa rati:
life's wvork as scholarly attain.:ne
which should carry its benefits a
hardens into and benefit the life
all. Bnt times have changelZd and
are th:e recipients a :d be.neficia ries
the wisdom of the ages, and thus
have see'n a' zad of knowledge a
the necessar:: rsuit a tremendc
"'We are living in an agewh
dema:nds the best equipment. the m<
tlor:ugh preparation. It is a wmi
a-d:nv wr':d. in envg spjhere 1
omuetitioni is St rong : and min
lei- a d i:tellects bright are int
field, and he who now enters up
er-.e due s with a fall knowled
.that he will meet a foeman worthy
of his steel.
nt "In this prepartion for service one
must have ideas and an ideal, a fi-rm
fixed purpose and an unwavering pur
suit of that purpose. In the greater
-r, service as a citizen realizing the re
st sponsibilities and duties and burdens
n- of citizenship, we should go further
of and say. one should have faith in his
ge country. faith in its history and in
ge the great purpose for which it was
ad -Mr. MeLeod also made a strong
in plea for the development of culture.
He said: "Culture cannot b- stressed
b- too much, genuine culture, and by
as culture is not meant veneer. You
as cannot measure the solidity and the
,d.'morality of a land by its apparent
culture. Culture had reached its ut
as most in Rome, when moially it had
h, sunk to the lowest depthi-Greece we
at 'are told was in the very lowest depths
n. of moral decay when Aristotle flour
ished. And above all else we wish to
'preserve the high standards of South
ern culture in all of their genuine
th ness and integrity, and to abhor as a
thing of evil that veneer which mere
ly hides for the time an inward moral
a s iMr. McLeod said: "The idea
sought to be conveyed this evening is
that the whole people are sovereign
a that the whole people are the State
1 and that the duty of service to the
ss State is encumbent upon every citi
l zen in proportion to his ability to
s render that service. The people will
as forever be sovereign, the masses will
I "I have not only faith in the his
Is tory of my eountry, but the greatest
d faith in its future. While the pendu
in lum may swing to the extreme, while,
in as I have endeavored to show you, its
I ideals and purposes may apparently
be lost to view, yet with the great
n influences which are at work, I am
ig optimistic enough to believe there is
salt enough in this nation to save it,
al [and that it will always be in the lan
eguage of the song of Mari'on's men,
st 'The land'of the brave and the home
~ of the free.'
In the dawn of this which seems to
be to us a ney era we should be su
premely glad/that in the darkest days
- of oppression the South never asked
td for merey, nor in the days of direet
Poverty did she beg fo-r favors, but in
simple stately dignity with faith and
.e- 'a consciousness of right has always
alI demanded justice.
ve "To any man who enters upon the
ai service there comes temptation that
a- would cause him. to waver in the fixed
dpurpose for which he is striving, as
se he sees promotion of the less capable
ir and worthy, as he sees the rewards,
as which he feels in his innate being
n- should be his, go to another, his whole
s~ being is strained to the utmost power
n- of resistance. This feeling is not un
natural, neither is it unmanly for a
ie mani may know and feel his power as
.r- well as his limitations. 'Resist the
eh devil and he will flee from you' sums
n- up alike t:he battle and the victory.
de Constant warfare for the right, the
of unyielding pursuit of a purpose so
a trains and develops the powers of re
sy sistance that temptations cease and
> ideal living becomes a hiabitY"
at CLASS DAY EXERCISES.
>r- Graduating Exercises, Diplomas and
re.' Honors and Medals Be
The following is the program of
re the graduating exercises of Newber
.an ry college Wednesday morning at ten
as o'clock in the opera house.
t The services were opened with
of prayer by Rev. Mr. Miller, of Mt.
It l1easant. N. C.. followed by the grad
r nating addresses of the six young men
it. ehosen to represent their class on this
at auspicious occasion:
ad A. W. Fisher, Mt. PlIeasant.- N. C.,
of subject. Good Roads: W. D. Halti
,ve. vanger, (.hapin. S. C.. subject. The
of Young Turk: H. B. Hare. Leesville,
e S. C.. subject. Pat-riotism Knows No
ad B foundacries: B..C. Moniroe. Salisbury:
us N. (.. subject. Wealth and WXorth; G.
0. Ritchie. Concord. N. C.. subject,
ehi Capaible o)f Drudgery : 0. D. Ritchie.
>st itehtYed. N. C'.. sub.je-t. The Two
-k- arolinas: P. S. Halfaere, Newbe'rry,
ds .\l! of the younmenI acquitted
he e: -ye mot honorably and the
on x 'r:se- e f rm the beziuning to the
At the conclusion of the speeches
diplomas were awarded to the follow
Andrew Jackson Bedenba ugh,
Slighs. S. C.; Maggie Erliel I ickl-y,
Helena, S. C.; Frank Osca.r Black,
Wards, S. C.; Tene;h Quitman Booz
er. Newberry. S. C.; Ivan Samuel
Bowers, Epworth, S. C; John S. Ren
wick Carlisle, Newberry. S. C: Mary
Agnes Chapman. Newberry, S. C.;
Willie Haskell Derrick. Hilton. S. C.;
Artbur William Fisher, Mt. Pleasant.
N. C.; Perey Lee Geiger, St. Mat
thews, S. C.: Paul Spencer Halfacre,
Newberrv, S. C.; Willie Darr Halti
wanger, Chapin, S. C.; Henry Benja
min Hare, Leesville, S. C.; Anne Dun
bar Jones, Newberry, S. C.: Moses
Lee Kester, Salisbury, N. C.; William
Lorick Kibler, Slighs. S. C.; Ernest
Sam Kohn, Prosperity, S. C.; George
Edward Lever, Peak, S. . C.; John
Wilbur Mack, Lone tar, S. C.; Claude
Benjamin Mills, Newberry, S. C.;
Baxter Cress Monroe, Salisbury, N.
C.; Smiley Livingstone Porter, New
berry. S. C.; Grover Oscar Richie,
Concord, N. C.; Orin Delma Ritchie,
Richfield, N. C.; Laura Setzler, New
berry, S. C.; Jacob Omerle Singley,
Slighs, S. C.; John Peter Wagner,
Elon College. N. C.; John Keiffer
Wicker, Newberry, S. C.; Ernest Le
Roy Young, Fairfax, S. C.
President Harms presented the di
plomas and in doing so he stated that
the occasion was fraught with both
pleasure and sadness. In his own
practical. manner he urged upon the
graduates t.he responsibility that rest
ed upon each of them in performing
the small details of duty which would
come into their work, and his last
message to the graduat-ing class of
1909 was to give them a word to hate
rnd abhor and thot word was
"shirk.' He said a man or woman
-ho shirh in t!he duties of life was
t'ie most intolerfble creature to be
The es4ay medal was delivered by
Hon. Tl-mas G. McLeod who in a
very happy presentation speech 'be
towed it upon the winner, Mr. Ar
t-ur V. Fisher, of Mt. Pleasant, N.
r. Honorable mention was made of
"r. John Peter Wagner, of Elon Col
lege, N. C. The theme of Mr. Fish
er's essay was "Publicity" and was
the one chosen by the faculty, in ac
cordance with the conditions of the
Iwarder of the medal, Hon. Geo. S.
Mower, of Newberry, that the sub
jaet or the theme of this essay medal
each year, shall be chosen by the fac
ulty of the college.
The Greek medal was won by. Mr.
C. J. Shealy, of Georgia, who has
sustained the best examination in this
language as a junior; with honorable
mention of Messrs. H. B. Schaeffer
and Mr. H. A. Lubs, of Savannah,
Ga. This medal is given 'by Rev. C.
P. Boozer, of Saluda, and W. A.
Moseley, Esq., of Prosperity.
The German medal was won by Mr.
B. C. Monroe, of Salisbury, N. C.,
with honorable mention made of Mr.
tO. B. Ritehie, of Richfield, N. C.
This medal is offered by Rev. C. E.
Welt ner, of Columbia, to that sta
dent who maintains the best standing
in German during the cou*rse of- two
The Freshman medal offered by Mr.
John M. Kinard, of Newberry, to that
Freshman who has the best standard
for admission into tie Sophomore
class was won by two young men and
for this reason two medals had to be
given. These two fortunate Fresh
men were Mr. Robert Hamilton Folk,
ot Newberry county, and Mr. John
Baxter Smeltzer, of Columnbid, with
honorable mention made of Mr. Law
son McFall Wise, of Prosperity. and
Miss Tilla West, of Newberry.
Dr. 0. B. Mayer, of Newberry, of
fers a medal to that member of the
senior class who shall pass the best
examination on the assigned course
of reading in history. This medal
was won by Mr. Paul S. Halfacre,
New-berry, the honor graduate of the
class of 1909.
Hon. A. F. Lever and C. J., Ramage
give eacb year a medal, in memory
of that sainted President of Newber
ry college. George WV. Holland, to
that student who completes with
highest honors the course prescribed
inl phlsoh for juniors and seniors,
formerly taught by President Hiol
land. Miss Mary Agnes Chapman, of
Newherrv. was the suveessful winner.
B. C. Monroe. of Salisbury, N. C.
The faculty with Mr. I. H. Hunt of
fers a scholarship to the student writ
ing the best article to be published
in The Stylus. This was won by
Mr. Charles J. Shealy, of Guyton,
The board of trustees at a meeting
on Monday afternoon bestowed the
degree of Master of Ars on Mr. W.
P. Houseal, of Columbia, and Mr. 0.
D. Seay, of Columbia; also the degree
or title of Doctor of Divinity on Rev.
C. E. Weltner, of Columbia; Rev.
Monroe J. Epting, of Savannah; and
Rev. John C. Seegers, of Easton,
Mr. Robert Norris and Dr. W. G.
Houseal, of this city, have jointly of
fered a medal to be given to the stu
dent doing the best work in the de
partment of science.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Trabert, of
Minneapolis, Minn., have given the
necessary amount of money to New
berry college to enable it to instal a
first class laboratory, which was in
deed good news to the students and
friends of the college, the announce
ment of which by President Harms
created a spontaneous burst of ap
The young graduates were almost
showered under with a profusion of
beautiful flowers, and many graduat
ing gifts were in evidence.
Eloquent and~ Timely Address by
President Harms-Election of
The meeting of the Alumni assoeia
tion of Newbery. college was held
Tuesday morning in the opera house
beginning promptly at eleven o'clock.
The exercises were most gracefully
presided over by the president of
the alumni association, Mr. Robert
Norris, of this city. The music for
this occasion, as has been the case
on each of the former occasions ex
cept Sunday. was furnished by the
college orchestra, and it has been of
an unusually high order, greatly en
joyed by all the commencement visi
tors. Dr. Roy Z. Thomas is the ef
ficient leader of this spleadid orches
The exercises proper were opened
with prayer by Rev. Hiller, after
which Mr. Norris introdueed the
speaker of the occasion, the beloved
president of Newberry college, Dr.
J. Henry Harms.
There is no place where Mr. Harms
is more gladly welcomed as a public
speaker than in his own home town,
and there are no people prouder of
Mr. Harms than the alumni and the
students of Newberry college of
whieh he is now the head and is also
an alumnus, and there is nothing that
Mr. Harms is prouder of than New
berry college, and no one hp loves
better than the Newberry students
and the Newberry alumni.
President Harms' address to the
alumni Tuesday morning was on of his
best efforts. He spoke for about 45
minutes, and the audience gave the
closest attention throughout, and
many were sorry when he had fin
.The alumni association was well
represented and President Harms
most forcibly impressed upon them
that in them alone lay the greatest
strength of Newberry college.
He said that Newberry college feels
rich today, feels proud today in the
contemplation of the b>dy of its
alumni. For over a half century this
istitutionl has been doing work in
the cause of education. From year
to year it 'has added to the nation's
store men of culture and influence.
Its grad uates have entered into all
the higher walks and vocations of
life. It has sent its children to the
repreentat.ive halls of the State and
even into the councils of the nation.
President Harms is a delightfti
speaker, graceful, animated, earnest,
and polished. He is an example to
the boys before whom he goes out
and ec-.nes in worthy of their imita
tion. In rehearsing some of the ex
peiences of the past year he made
:he audience laug:h as he recalled a
few of the pranks of the college
b,s. but his manner in treating his
t heme, which was Pu 4h Newberry Col
ee, was serious and earnest.
President Har ns mutlined in beau
i,1 1.anumge reniete with historical
reference. the meaning of the word
education, showing that in its fullest
and broadest sense it was develop
ment, and in its highest and noblest
sense it was kindness. Kindness de
veloped in the heart and mind of man
througih tlUe process of study, learning
and thinking, which in the end is
called education. He insisted upon
the class of '09 that they strive never
to be Dives in their own study with.
many a Lazarus lying at their door,
but to follow the example of the'
Man of Galilee and let all their
learning, all their culture, all their
attainments lead them to the pursuit
which he followed, "Going about do
In conclusion he paid a beautiful
tribute to Dr. George Holland, saying
that the life of this saintly man was
his daily meat and drink and that it
was his ambition, his aspiration to
live a. life worthy of the great exam
ple set him when a student at New
berry college then under the leader
ship of the now sainted Dr. Holland.
Dr. Harms also made a strong plea
for the Bible to be taught in the pub
lie sebools. He said that some child
ren as far as school training went,
knew a great deal more about Napol
eon Bonaparte than they did about
the Lord Jesus Christ. He further
remarked that more is taught in the
public schools about Bigham Young
than about the Man of Galilee. He
emphasized that the laws of Moses
and the beatitudes of Christ were the
highest standards of living known to
It is a fortunate thing for a college
to have at its head a man whom the
stident body, whom the alumni, whom
the community in which he lives,
whom the visitors to commencement
would as leave -have, address them as
anyone whom the college could bring
from distant States, and such is the
ease with President Harms, he is ever
a welcomed speaker before a New
President Norris made a few an
nouncements at the close of the exer
cises .and the benediction was pro
nounced by Rev. Hiller.
Immediately after the address the
annual meeting of the association
was held at which about 50 of the
members were present.
The following officers were elected:
Dr. George B. Cromer, president; Dr.
J. Ml. Kibler, vice-president; Prof. 0.
B. Cannon, treasurer; Prof. S. J. Der
Dr. T. H. Dreher, of St. Matthews,
was elected as the next annual ora
JUlIIOE MEDAL CONTEST.
Med'a Won by Mr. H. B. Schaefer
With Honorable Mention of Mr.
P. J. Bame.
The event in which most interest
centres at these annual commence
ment times is the contest for the med
al in oratory offered to the member
of the junior class producing the best
oration, composition and deligery be
ring taken into account. This- ealtest
~took place Monday evening in the
There are thirty members of the
junior class this year, four of whom
are young ladies. Some time ago a
preliminary contest was held before
the faculty to select six who would
enter the contest for the medal. The
six chosen and t'heir subjects are:
Mr. Alan Johnstone. Jr., whose sub
ject was, "The Knignit of the Twen-r
Mr. H. A. Lubs. of Savannah, Ga.,I
whose subjeet was. '"What Shall We
Mr. H. B. Schiaeffer. of Savanna:h.
;a.. whose subject was. ''The Potency
Mr. P. J. Bame, of, Northi Carolina
whose subject was. ''Wherein Lies
the Nation's Wealth?'"
Mr. H. R. W.assinger. of Lexing-'
toi. whiose subject was. ''Government
M". C. ~J. Shealy, whose subjeet
was. "The Savinz of' a Nation."
The committee to pass upon the
orations was composed of Dr'. W. E.
St:bler. Mr. J1. B. O'. Holloway,
ad M;. WV. H. Wa.lace.
They awarded the~ miedal to Mr. H.
B. Selwffer, of Savannah. (a.. withi
honorable mnentionl of Mr. P. J. Bame,
the presentation being made by Dr.
DOOM OF G. 0. P.
Says the Tariff Bill Will Cause its
Hon. E. D. Smith, junior United
tates senator from this State, spent
yesterday in Columbia on personal
)usin:ess. Mr. Smith is in the very
est of health and spirits and his
Nork at Washington agrees with
:im, although he said yesterday that
eally he prefers "cotton campaign
.ng" with its activity and work to
;he more sedate occupation as a mem
>er of the senate, says the State.
Mr. Smith was generally eongratu
ated upon his stand on tht tariff
luestion and many of his friends ex
ressed their gratification that he
ad received sueh flattering atten
ion and such complimentary notices
ipon the occasion of his speech in
-he senate last week.
MT. Smith declares his belief that
,he tariff bill is the Tcek upon whiek
the republican party ship will get a
jar which will send it to the bottom
.n the next presidential campaign.
"In this present tariff bill, in the
>resent discussion," he said, "it is
nade apparent that the republican
ariff policy has at last reached its
,ogical outcome. The principle has
>een applied and its disastrous ef
Eects, understood when this bill be
somes law, will defeat the Tepubli
,an party. And, in order to prevent
this logical restilt of their outrage
yus policy, the republican .press is
ittempting to magnify what; seems to
)e the disloyalty of some denerats.
"By holding this up before the
yublic, they are hoping to distract at
;ention from the disastrous effects of
heir own applied viteory.
"The difference between the demo
artie situation and the re uiblican
;ituation is that the republican prin
iple has been applied, has beep test
d, put into law and has proveii dis
"Its advocates ihave been loyal,
ractically unanimous, while, on the
)ther hand, the democratic doctrine
1as not been applied, and the few
lemocrats who have seemingly desert
d have in nowise affected the prinei
)les of democracy but have simply
,mphasized the misleading and perni
:ious doctrine of protection.
"Therefore, the hope of the coun
:ry is .in pruning the democratic forces
f such as will not stand for demo
tratie principles and the application
>f the plans of democracy in govern
"The peoplemust not be misled into
:hinking that demoeracy as a prin
~iple of government is a failure be
ause a few men may be untrue to
heir pledges; but it is true that the
-epublican protection principle is a
~ailure, beeause the republicans have
?een true to their pledges, carry them.
.nto effect and the result is that the
eople will .repudiate it.
"If the press of this country will
cep this distinction and will insist
n the repudiation of the graft sys
em now on us, and will plead for the
principles of democracy being put in
practice by the genuine demoerats, I
elieve that the next election will wit
ness an overwhelming victory for the
demoeratie party. The line of dis
tinetion between the two parties, as
[ see it now, is not section~al to the
utent that it has been, but is the
ine between the masses and the pro
"This will be the battle ground of
the coming conflict. and if handled
properly, I -have no doubt of the is
sue. I think the interests of the peo
ple would be better served if .more
prominence were given to the distine
tions between the present republican
ystem and real demoeracy, than to
m2gnify the shortcomings of some
It was stated by Dr. William C.
Vhite, of Pittsburg, at the recent
neeting of t'he National Association
:or the Study and Prevention of Tu
>erulosis, that 90 per cent. of all the
shool chi'ldren in our large cities
awe tulberele bacilli in their systems
)efore reaehing the age of nineteen
There are constantly 3.000,000 per
;ons seriously ill in tlhe United States
f whom more than 600,000 are con
;umptives. More than half of this
lnes is nrventabhe.