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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at Nev
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, June 22, 1909.
THE EDITORS' VISIT TO CLEb
We presuie that the idea of t]
Clemson college authorities in sayi
that they would entertain the Sou
Carolina Press association at th(
own expense in the event that t
editors accept the invitation to ho
their meeitng at the college, wast
keep some jackass from saying th
.they were using the college funds
entertain the editors.
And there is no reason why t
editors should not enjoy the hospit
ity of the college authorities. T
Press Association has enjoyed the h<
pitality of other communities in t
State, and nobody ever suggested tb
there was any impropriety in it. T
Press Association accepts the hos)
tality of the railroads and seems g!
to do so. It is a new .thing to ins
that the editors shall foot their bi
when they go anywhere.
The Press Association could i
meet at a more delightful place th
Clemson college. The newspaper m
would get mueh valuable informat.
by a visit there, and the college p(
ple would be delighted to have t
editors as their guests.
It is very strange that Editor Ai
should be so bitterly opposed to t
Press Association acceptincg the h<
pitality of the Clemsoi college pE
ple, while finding nothing wrong
the Association accepting the hos,
tality of the people of other comuuz
All this discu;sion of a proposed i
vitation and its :ossible acceptan
it seems to us is rather premature, b
in view of the personal reference
the editorial from the Mail to the e
itor of The Herald and News the e
itor of this paper addressed the fR
lowing letter to the Mail, in ord
that his position might be set rig
before the readers of the Mail.
As to the other matters contain4
in the deliverances of the Mail
do not care to comment except to se
that we have been to Clemson a]
know that the gentlemen who ma.
up the college community are deligh
ful and elegant gentlemen and knc
how to entertain the guests in the
midst and we believe they will appr
ciate the position we have taken.
The following letter to the Dai
Mail explains more fully our positio
As we' have said the Association es
do as it pleases. We shall make2
effort to influence it one way or t
.other except to express our individu
opinion having at all times due r
gard for the opinions of others ar
giving them credit for sincerity:
* Editor Dail Mail: I confess to son
surprise and disappointment on rea
ing the following paragraph in yoi
issue of Saturday afternoon for
have always regar<ed the Mail
fair and just in its criticisms ar
comments and the assertion that
am "bitterly opposed'' to the Pre
Association accepting an invitati<
from Clemson college is so far fro
anything I have ever said or writte
that I can scarcely conceive of t]
Mail making it and that too withoi
/publishing what I did say:
"It is very strange that Edits
Aull should be so bitterly opposed1
the Press Association accepting ti
hospitality of the Clemson colles
people, while finding nothing wror
in the Association accepting'the ho
pit?ality of the people of other cot
I regret that this matter has he4
discussedt in the newspapers in ti
spirit in whichi it has been. So fa
as I am concerned I am not antagom
tic to Clemson college and on the Co
trary have demonstrated my intere
and faith in the institution by sen
ing one of my sons there two years.
a tui.tion paying.. pupil, and tl
grea.test regret of my life is that ei
cumstances were such that I was for
ed to withdraw him. That is; mo:
than some of those have done who aa
thigh in authority with the collet
and who have sons to educate.
As to this invitation to the Pre
Association, some days ago there a)
peared a news item in practically
of the daily newspapers of this Sta;
that the Press Association wouldI
invited to hold the convention of 19]
at Clemson. as the guests of the inst
tution, and the authorities would ps
the Cost of entertainment out of the
own pockets. The statement w:
made in the same connection that th
invitation would be extended in vie
.of .the criticisms that had been ma<
'o h oll11e with a view of permi
'ile Voilditil ll at IeIsIIi . I . otI Ler
\vol'dS, tle Press Associatioli was to
aet .s; a sort (of investigating collilit
tee. 'i Io ,it know ]I,\V other s imay
feel hat so far a's I am concerned I
did not thinik it was proper for the
Press Association to go to Clemson
in that capacity, or with t-hat as a
reason for going. and at the same time
be the guests of the authorities and
permit th eir expenses to be paid out
iof the pockets of the authorities.
e,That is all there is to what I said. It
t is true we accepted the hospitality ot
ir the citizens of Gaffney and were their
ie guests last year and had a most de
Id liglitful meeting. We will have cer
t tain courtesies extended at Greenville
t but we were not at a State instita
t tion at Gaffney in view of certain crit
icisms which had been made of the
he institution and for the purpose of as
certaining the facts about the insti
he tution; nor will be in that attitude
at the Greenville meeting. There
he seems to me to be a difference. And
(at while the Gaffney people literally en
he tertained us at the Limestone college
and did it most admirably and. td the
d satisfaction of all the members and
ist we have a pleasant memory of that
11 meeting which will last, it is the feel
ing of most. of the members with
ot whom I have talked that they would
an prefer to meet in some resort hotel
en and pay their bill.
on I have a letter from President Mell
- extending an invitation to the Asso
;he ciation to come over from Greenville
and spend an afternoon at the college
qll during our convention in July, and
he I have written him that I would take
s. pleasure in presenting the invitation
o- at the first session, and, in fact, if it
in does not interfere with any arrange
)i- ments which have been made in
. Greenville and is agreeable to the
Greenville people I expect to arrange
that as a part of our program. I have
written the Greenville people to that
ce effect, and also to Dr. Mell.
I have written more than I intend
i ed but I trust that you will find space
d- for it in your paper because you have
d- placed me, unintentionally I know, in
a wrong attitude before your readers.
I am not bitterly opposed to the Press
er Association going to Clemson, but I
ht am opposed to it going there as the
guests of the authorities if the condi
d tion of the going is in view of the
v criticisms which have been made of
the institution and t.he purpose being
that the Association might learn the
d truth of the institution and then
e write of it. In other words these an
*t- nual meetings, as I understand them,
are not for the purpose of investigata
.ing conditions at State insttiutions,
irand if they are to be made such, then
e- the Association on that trip should
not aceept the 'hospitality of the au
l thorities, nor permit the authorities
.to pay the expense of the entertain
ment out of .their pockets. That is
mall there is to it.
10 I would not be misunderstood. This
ie is all a matter for the Association
al and what I am saying .here and what
e_ I have said in The Herald and News
is only my individual opinion, and I
iwould not assume to speak for the
Press Association, nor will I under
take to influence the Association one
ie way or the other.- It can do as it
d- pleases and I will be satisfied.
I Nwer,S. C., June 20, 1909.
d If life trustees at Clemson are the
I halt that ais saving the institution
s Ifrom ruin by the politicians, as some
mof the papers are claiming, will t.hey
nu please tell us why they do not put
e life trustees in charge of the Univer
t ity, of Winthrop, of the Citadel, and,
in fact of all the State institutions.
SThey tell us that it is this feature
eof the managemer.t of Clemson that
esaves it from ruin by the politicians.
Why~ not ch<ange the State constitu
-tion and provide life trustees for all
of t.he State colleges and other State
institutions and let them fill all va
s-Does anybody know why the South
aCarolina bankers had to go outside
st the State to hold their convention?
I- Daily Mail.
iSuppose they wanted to get in a
1prohibition territory where water was
reEven if the national highway is to
ego via Augusta would not our friends
sin Columbia like to have a road
p. branching out from that point via
1l Newberry, Greenwood and Abbeville
te and another via Laurens - to Green
e ville from Newberry i Why then not
.try -to help us build some roads in
y this section, instead of congantly re
r minding us that the national highway
isvaAugusta. We would like to
see Columbia inaugurate a moveinent
eto build a good highway from the cap
t- aia toeah county capital in the
Mimnaugh's June Sale'
To clean up brok
means will approa
We have set out t,
prices that can't bE
9 o'clock sharp.
No Store Meets Mimi
All Standard Calicoes-Indigo BI
Grays and Shirtings at 5c. yd.
3 bales good heavy Checked Hoi
only 4c. yd.
John P. King celebrated Sea Isl2
at only the yard 5c.
72 x 90 bleached seam Sheets, E
81 x 9o bleached Salem. Sheets,
20 yds. good Bleaching, 36 inch
buyer for $1.00.
12 yds. Androscoggan 3leaching
Special Prices on Summer Silks,
You will not match the tempti
Silk bargains offered here this wef
36 in. Jap Summer Silk, formei
65c., sale price 39c. yard.
$1.00 and $1.25 Foulards to
closed out this week at 59c. yard.
$1.00 Black Taffeta. 36in. wic
sale price this week 79c. yd.
$1.50 black 36 in. guaranteed T~
feta Silk, sale price 98c. yd.
NEW MILLINE RY
State. Why not start such a move- Fand
ment? It would be worth more tof The:
Columbia than a na.tional highway. er or
If you get the road built to the New- to Gi
berry line we will start a movement
which will build it to Newberry and 0
we will help to send it on to Laurens
and Greenwood. It would take very from
little money and work, comparative- 'ay
(y speaking. It is just forty-three a lit
riles by this road from Newberry to News
Columbia. We are now building sev- the I
en of these miles between Newberry meeti
and Prosperity. For three miles out Th
of Columbia the road could not, be im- ti
proved. For seven or eight miles this
side of the river the road needs but irs g
little work. The building of twenty
miles of road would give a first class
road for automobiles between'here and teir
Columbia and the material is therethi
along the roadside. If built for au- I
tomobiles it would be good for bug- infor
g ies and wagons also. p bes
Read the law authorizing an elec- sumne
tion on August 31 on the question of this
issuing bonds for building good roads. supp
It is published in full in this issue of corre
The Herald and News with comments W
after each paragraph explaining thepra
provisions of that section. This is a ta
very important matter and should be etena
looked at in the right spirit. In the <got t
election only the qualified electors of th
will be allowed to vote. That meanseda
,you must have your registration tick- ed ax
et and you should also remember that ciatic
'the office will be open only on the first yar
Monday in the mont.h and if you have year
no ticket you had better secure it at matic
once. Unider this law a certain amountof0
'of work is to be done in each town- ofsid
ship. It is the opportunity to have auth<
some good roads in this county. the e
After traveling over both roads be- of ex
tween Newberry and Greenwood in they
automobiles we believe the road via from
H. T. Fellers' and the Williams place ty.
and on by the railroad bridge and We
thence to Ninety Six is the best way ereat:
to go f.rom wbrr to Geenwood sion
Mimnaugh's June Sale!
Selling is th
en lines and small lots.
Lch this matchless mover
o make this the biggest
2 matched. Sale starts M
iaugh's Prices. se
ues, Turkey Reds, Silver Val Lace, Linen I
nespun, worth 5c., to go at of yards Insertings a
yard, all piled on a b
nd, 20 yards to each buyer,
0c. kind, at only each 35c. Barl
75c. kind, at only each 59c.
es wide, 20 yds. to each India Linen, Persi
12 yds to each buyer, etc., not a yard in th
piled on a big bargai
June Sale of StMIsh Suits.
ng Every ready-to-wear suit must go.
k. If you get your size, name your price.
Any Longiere Dress worth ~$6.50 to
be I $8 00. choice this week $3.98.
Any Linen Coat Suit worth $5.00
le, to $7.00, choice this week $3.49.
We want to turn this stock into
Scash quick. COME.
ROLLING IN ON EV ERY S
we know it is ten times nearer. snfrsyn ta h
road from the hill above the riv-goteeathiow
the Greenwood side all the wayntashegssofh
~eenwood is a. good road. te r ow~t fa
[IMSON AND THE PRESS. thmaerasbnd
publish elsewhere the editorial mc si a hti i
"our esteemed local contempo- e o st a hta
"the Observer, commenting on tePesAscainw
te squib in The Herald andedaltrfomn on
;in regard to an invitation foritrnwhc as"
'ress Association to -hold its nexttaiv,ndhruhx
Lng at Clemson college. wr,tetute fC
e Observer asks where we got igwt h aut,h
formation that Ci.nson collegemehirofcaintt
ng tok extend an invitation to the atPrstohodis
Association and that "the col- ignx era lmo
authorities will pay t.he expens
a week's entertainment out of W aeas a o
reply to this question we got the hl a tCesnd
mation from the daily newspa-nulcvetoinGen
in a news item, as we recall it, adw aeivtdP
i was sent out under a Clemsontocmtoheetiga
e date line, and whieh we pre-intaonesnayad
d was correct. We did not keep ie i lot~peett
news .item because we did not ~ fo i hc
>se anyone would question its aeInditotot
etness. tkntemte pW
would like to ask our contem-comteofargmn
- wher.e it got its information yl dwl rbbym
the e>llege authorities have not toCms
ded an invitation" and where itprga,iitsarea
he information "that a memberGrevlepoeando
e press from Oconee county ask-feeitan aagm
ithority of the hoard of trusteesthyavmde
tend an invitation to the Asso--_ _____
n to meet at Clemson next Tepoetr f
ee the Observer has inside infor-meoftictywlpr
n from this member of the press teSaePesAsca
onee county, and seems to havE e ofhepgrmW
a information from the college etraneto h ii
rities, we would like to ask if tnugf~ a n
ollege authorities simply gave Crln,Cicfed&0
nember of the press the privilegewhcwilbinoeai
tending an invitation or whether ct hog oEkon
handed him an. official invitationtieadwlfunsa
the board of trustees and facul-ThC.C.&0pelea
had no idea of this matter ti.Satntr or
ng so much newspaper discus- Ta ilb ie
and esewhrewegiveour e ebrs tokrie of masit
Mimnaugh's June Sale.
No other sale by any
nent of merch andise.
sale yet. We.name
lednesday morning at
dle of Laces.
'orchon and Cotton Torchon, thousands
rd Edgings and Laces, worth 8 and 10c.
ig batYain table, your choice ic. yard.
rain Table of White
an Lawns, French Lawn, Checked Dimity,
e lot worth less than 15 and 20c., all
n table your choice for only 10c. yard.
Panama Skids at $5,00,
Every one of these Skirts are worth
$6.50 to $7.50, most of them blacks,
but a few blues in the lot, this week
for a $5 00 bill.
25 beautiful black Voile Skirts worth
$8.50 to go this week for $5 50.
15 belautiful black Voile Skirts worth
$10.00 to go his week for $7.49.
It's up to you to secure a bargain in
OUTH BOUND TRAMN.
press should for a trip over this road this year.
expense and The road .not being completed to,
e institution Spartanbarg we made no~ effort to ar
hey see. it"' range for the trip. If the, arr ange
wever, since mnents could have been made .or a
iscussed as trip over this road. this- year we
1 be improp- would have suggested that as the side
president of trip.
e county ed- Tompkins-Merrimon,
pon my ini-! Miss Marie Lucile Tompkins and
iy personal Mr. Augustus Summerfield Merrimon
emson, join- were married on Tuesday afternoon,.
ye extended June 15th at the home of the bride's
frteparents, Mr. and Mrs' A. S. Tomp
ion frtek.ins. On account of a bereavement
nnual meet- in the family, the death of Mrs. M. N.
i college, as Holstein, the grandmother of Mrs.
Merrimon, the marriage was a very
e correspon- quiet though beautiful affair, being .
11i.rgr attended by the relatives of the hap
11 reardpy young couple and a few friends
spending a from a distance.
ing the an-, Mr. Ed. Foreman, of Macon, Ga.,
rille in July,' was best man and Miss Christine
asident Mell Tompkins was ma-id of honor.
d extend the The other guests were Mrs. M. E.
have prom- Merrimon, the mother of the .groom,.
.and Misses Marlylily Fisher, Mattie
ie official in- Mims and Madge Mays-the three
we nlow bridesmaids-witnessed the cere
113 we have mony but did not act as attendants,
h the local and Miss Anna Twelvetrees, of Char
ts at Green- lotte, and Mr. Joe Ashley, Elberton.
ike this side 3Miss Maxeie Sheppard played tha
~ te oficalwedding march.
C h fiil The Rev. C. E. Burts performed
>le to the the ceremony..
~s not inter- After the marriage a delightful re
ents which past was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Merrimon left on t-he
afternoon train for a wedding tour in
the ,Glenn North Carolina.
newspaper The fair young bride has always
bably invite been a great favorite here, and is lov
ion to meet ed not only by all of Edgefield, but
~ar. A fea- by every one whose good fortune it is
>uld be the to know <her.
ors in Spar- Mr. Merrimon is a splendid young
rip over the 'man, and is held in the very highest
2i0 railroad, esteem by 'his host of friends and- ac
n from this~ quaintances, and occupies a prominent
Ky., by that place in the business circles of his
scenic trip home town, Sumter.
-u America. We wish for our young friends the
Sanxious to greatest possible joy and prosperity,
n make the and may their lives be filled with
-l nothing but sunshine and gladness.
ome 'of the We want them to return to us often,,
ane effort very often.-Edgefield Chronicle.