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ibe bureb of AseisoI iII Sava-nah.
Only three of them were left. Dr.
Cromer spoke of the early struggles
of the college. At one time, he said,
it was proposed to turn it over to the
faealit to let them make what they
could out of it. At another time
it was proposed to make it a high
;sehool-a feeder for the other col
leges. But there were men on the
board of trustees who had faith in
. 4od, faith in themselves, and faith in
their fellow-men, and the college was
iLaintained. He spoke of the growth
(If the college. and the d1ein,r eVeN
Low for' larger equliment ninhii
w anding the fact that tw r he
-ears ago there was vacan , r 1m in
-Holla1d hiali. which had recently been
ereeted. A library buiidingi aii1 a new
dormitory were n,ow dema,.ded. he
said-and they wolild i-le. ie said
that lie was prouid this mornin of
this exhibition of numbers. aid of
quality as well. He spoke of the
sue ss of Joseph J. Darlington, of
Wa ington, and of Joseph T. John
sos, now in Congress-both of whom
are Erskine college men-holding up
their success, reached by overcoming
great 4ifficulties, as an inspiration to
the young people before him. They
had two things, he said, and they
were capital of a high sort. They had
heads on them, and they had eharac
ter. The latter, he said, no college
geld give. Charaeter the students
must bring to college with them. Dar
lington and Johnson were patriotic,
incorruptible, men of integrity as
well as'ability. Courage, grit, plack
and confidence in one's self, he
stiressed as prerequisites to success.
As spoke of the difference between
being educated and merely getting a
i'loma, saying that it was suiris
ing how many people went through
college and were graduated without
being eduoated. First of all and last
of all, he said-next to that thing of
charaeter, "which you must bring to
A(lege with you "-the best thing
of all was thoroughness. "Go to the
bottom of somethingbesides your fath
er's pocket," he urged. "Know
Dr. W. G. Houseal.
During the past session, said Pres
ident Harms, the college had gone
through a period which might ap
propriately be termed a "measly"'
-referring to the epidemic of
measles in -the college last session.
Daring thiat time, he said, Dr. W. G.
Houseal was a. friend -of the students,
~and he wanted him to tell them this
morning how to cure homesickness.
Dr. Houseal gave work as an anti
dete for homesickness. Hard work
hard study-he said, was the best
enre. It ha'd been about twenty-eight
years, he said, since he came to New
berry college as a student under Dr.
.Oromer. At that time the colege was
where Salter's Art gallery now is.
He .recalled, he said, that when h'e
eame to college he joined the Ex
.dlsior Literary society--out of sym
pathy, mostly, the old Excelsior hav
ing so few members. During tihe
four years he was at .college he doubt
ed if there were more than four meet
iigs in which he did not take part
either in the debate or making an'
addresshe membership being so
small that al'l the members were
pressed into service at practically ev
lery meeting. He said that he could'
probably have made a speech had he
been called on then-23 or 24 years
ago, but he was not prepared. this
morning, having .had no intimation
tat he would be called on, and his
work for the ,past number of years
having been in a line where talking
was not necessary, and in which
many of his patients became very
silent-and with these introductory
jremarks Dr. Hbuseal proceeded .to
make an excelent .talk, urging the
students to take advantage of the op
portunities which were theirs-Which
had come to many of them as a result
of great sacrifices on the part of
those at home. The eyes of many
were on them, he said--not only the
eyes of t,be faculty and of their fel
bw-s'tu4ents, but the eyes of the
community generally, and upon the
record which they made here would
depend to a great extent their sue
eess in their future tiives. He hoped
to se-e this the banner session in the
history of the college, he said.
Col. J. B. O'N. Holloway.
Col. J. B. 0O'N. Holloway, an
a'lumnus of the college, welcomed the
students to Newberry as the greatest
city in South Carolina, where the
beauty of the women was so intoxi
eating they must wear veils in ordet
that~the men might not become intox
icated. Newberry college was as good
college as there was in the world
for those who wanted an education,
and who were willing to get down
and dig for it-and one could not
get an education angwhere. he said.
Veel(1e4 wviieh were greatly enjoye.
by his listeners.
The Rev. J. E. James.
The Rev. J. E. James, pastor ol
ukAeigh Presbyterian church, wel
comed the students on behalf of that
church, closing with these beautiful
words of admonition: "In all you
work-and all your play, keep before
yur mind the higher life and powei
by which you live. Keep before your
minds the vreat model of all trutc
living and all truie ch1aracter-Jesuc
Dr. A. J. Bowers.
r. A. )J. B wers. of the faculty,
made the shurtes: address of thE
min111g1", 1ut u : w-as 1 the f point.
C aINr" vters i.e c. I r. BPJwers, it ma.
be sai' of his audress-"m uiltum111 in
parro--Latin eropping out here and
1 1ere a :'he addreses of the dis
tini;zhied speakers. Prof. WV. E
Rountree is the ,ewly elected pro
fessor in the "Tech" department of
the college. This explanation is nec
essarv in order to get the full force
of Dr. Bowers' few remarks. He said:
"His name may be Rountree, but
he is a square man. Be like him.'"
Following the exercises in the
chapel, the classes reported to the
various professors for duty, and the
actual work of the term will begin
on Monday morning.
J. K. Aull.
REPLIES TO PBARY.
Dr..Cook Explains Entrusting Instru
ments to Harry Whitney.-His
Choice of Home Route.
New York, Sept. 27.-Dr. Cook
consented to-night to give the As
sociated Press a formal reply to some
of the most material charges brought
against him by Commander Peary. A
more complete declaration will be
issued when Commander Peary makes
his accusations over his own signa
ture. The statement is as follows:
".Commander Peary says that. my
sledges were not fitted to Aretic travel
and that he would not care to voy
age in the Arctic with them. The only
sledge Commander Peary saw was
half a one, which I had given to
Mr. Whitney as a souvenir. The re
mainder of it had been used to make
bows and arrows.
"As to my reasons for leaving my
instruments with Mr. Whitney, he
bad told me that the Erik was coming
to Etal' and would take him over to
the American side to hunt big game
and would come back to Annatok.
The distance from Annatok to Uper
navik by the route which I was com
pelled to follow was nearly. 700 miles.
In that journey I had to travel over
high land in two places with glaciers
and difficult places to negotiate. The
ice was extremely rough and there
was a good deal of water to be ex
peted that would have subjected the
instruments to a risk which was en
tirely unnecessary when Mr. Whit
ey awaited a ship to go to Etah for
'im upon which he expected to re
turn direet to America.
"By going to Upernavik I -boped
to get back by the end of July or the
iddle of August. I wanted to see
my family as soon as possible as I
had been separated from them for
over two years, while Mr. Whitney
id not expect to get back before Oc
*"As to the charge that I had not
found traces of Commander Peary 's
records at cCape Thomas Hubbard:
I'he point which Commander Peary
wourid call Cape Thomas Hubbard is
a round promontory, and it would be
ifficult 'to find any distinct point
which could be positively recognized
s Cape Thomas Hubbard. From
ommander Peary 's map I am abso
utely unable to locate Cape Thomas
Eubbard. We did not search for any
airn where records might be de
osited. In fact, I did not know that
ommander Peary had left any rec
"IConsiderably to the west I did
see a rock which might have been
erely a clump of rocks. I was at a
very long distance from it, and
here was no reason why I should
ave searched. I left a cache of pro
isions close to the beginning of the
liffs which Sverdrup puts down as
Svartevoeg. There was no indica
ion near where we left our provis
"The other points of the so-called
carges have been replied to in de
al or~ several oc-casions. I will an
wer everything in the most formal
ay when Commander Peary prints
r makes public his other points. My
eply will be given out as a written
Dr. Cook lectured -to-night at Car
egie hall under the auspices of the
rtic club of America.
HTARTPING ON WHITTNEY.
1icd bYV lis i re, reamlird here io
night from Portland, and within half
an hour was in conference with Gen.
Thomas N. H. Hubbard, president
of the Peary Arctic club, concerning
the statement which soon will be
made public by Commander Peary to
sipport his contention that Dr. Fred
erick A. Cook did not reach the pole.
The conference was still in pIOgess
"There is no: to say just
;,w,'' said (Jre. Hubbard mt-ni't.
lNo ate has b.eenI set for the
meei ng of! Ihe olicers o c lhe
Artill itnh Olnd I stmlli no'tdeler
mine 11i1at u:i1 !nv retun to New
YIrk ibhis week.'
The confece will boe ctinuimed
tomiorrow\ and( hite ifn (h da C'om
m11alder Peary probably VWill retu ii rn
to Eagie IsLid.
Froim what canl be learied of the
conferen:e to-niglit Peary we:. over
every phase of his evidence against
Dr. Cook, dating from the time the
Brooklyn explorer began -his prepara
tion to go north, more than two years
ago, and until after Peary's inter
views with Dr. Cook's Eskimos at
.There was a large crowd at the
steamboat landing notwithstanding
inelement weather, to give Command
er Peary and his wife a hearty wel
During the trip to Bar Harbor,
Peary spoke of Harry Whitney.
"There might have been some strange
reasons why Whitney d d not go
back to Etah in the Jeannie for Dr.
Cook's stuff," he said. "I can not
understand how any one could let
such records get out of his hands. I
would not give my records to my
dearest relative. I say again, I don't
see how Cook could have turned his
stuff over to Whitney or anybody
else. I secured my instruments in a
bag and the flag which I took to the
pole I sewed in my clothes and I
wore it until I reached Battle Har
"I kept, my records under watch
day and night and I was prepared in
case the Roosevelt was crushed in
the ice to throw them overboard so
that they could float in their cases.
Can you imagine me giving those
records to a perfect stranger?
''Harry Whitney did not tell me
what was in Dr. Cook's stuff except
six fox skins, a narwhal horn and
some other trophies. I could not see
I should have carried the stuff when
Cook could have taken it. If . Dr.
Cook's stuff was of such importance
why did not Whitney go back in the
Jeannie and get it?''
THE NEWS OF POMARIA.
otton Market Lively, Withi Three
Buyers.---ood Work Being Done
Pomaria, September 27.--The high
price of cotton is making the farm
ers feel good and I believe -the mer
Mr. Howe Ligon spent a few days
with his sister, Mrs. B. M. Setz-ler.'
He returned home last Monday. Mr.
Richard (better known as Dick) his
brother went with thim.
Last week one of our ladies in .town
found a hen nest witha 40 eggs in it.
The hens eertainly must have been
of the guinea kind.
Some of our overseers have worked
their roads. Some have put them in
fine fix. Mr. H. M. Wicker worked
about 1 3-4 miles, ploughing the sides
of the road with a two-horse turn
plow and having the hands, there
were only 8, to throw the dirt to thef
center, and putting his road in good
fix in two days. Where are the other1
overseers who will do it ?
There will ,be preaching in the
school house at half past three o'clock
by Rev. J. J. Long, on the 2nd Sun
day in October. Everybody is cor
Mrs. T. J. Hayes, of Newberry, ac
companied by Miss Riser, her niece,
visited Mr. G. B. Aull's family last
Rev. J. J. Long preached two most
excellent sernmons to very large
congregations. Rev.- Long's sermons
are always very interesting.
We were sorry to hear of the death
of Mrs. Ike Sheely, mother of our
express agent, Mr. J. W. Sheely. The
bereaved familiy have our sympathy.
Riding along the other day, we hap
ened to see an old colored woman
stuffing a chicken in the mouth with
corn. We asked her if that was the
way she fed her chickens and she
said to us: ''Boss, I's been having
dis here chicken in de coop fer 'bout
'two weeks and it seems like the oid
fool won 't fatten, and I want to kill
it tomorow, that was the next day,
and I thought I wol" r ofte
it this way' ol r ofte
Mrs. ( . W. Setzler and Itildren
Susanna Koon. iolther of Mr. J. B.
We now have four cotton buyers
in TowN. Aull & Hipp, The Setzler
.C-o.. C. H. Counts and J. L. Graham.
They are making the cotton market
AIrs. J. F. Miller, who has been
si(k fr some time. is improving
AIr. W. B. 1B. l)ler zind clilldren
visited 3Mr. 1'. T. Livingston's fai
iy las[. Saturdlay night and Sunday.
24Ir. L e~ .Feller.s is 1 ateuding~ to the
r.e in :he absee of. Mr. J. W.
h1 ls. I wvIll ))d W.
in for. 1 a w~hile. at lea1st.Rth
SCORES INJURED BY EXPLOSION
Down-Town Building Wrecked at
Pittsburg.-Films Ignite and
Terrific Explosion Follows.
Pit-ts,burg, Pa., Sept. 27--A terrific
explosion occurred to-day in the offi
ces of the Columbian Films Exchange
located in the Ferguson building, be
tween Smithfield and Wood street, in
the heart of the down-town district.
From fifty to seventy-five persons
were injured, many of them serious
ly, and the monetary damage is es
timated at $200,000 or more.
At first it was believed seven em
ployees of ~the film company had lost
their lives, but a thorough search of
the ruins fail to disclose any dead.
The employees, it is now thought,
made their escape, and have not been
located, owing to the great confusion
which followed the explosion.
A score of the injured were taken
to hospitals. A majority of them are
burned, while the otihers sustained
fractures of the arms and limbs.
The force of the explosion was so
great that the south wall of the Fer
guson building, on Third avenue, was
blown out. The remaining walls were
badly damaged, and the building in
spector immediately ordered them
razed. Windows for fully a square
on either side of the explosion were
broken, and a number of pedestrians
making their way along Fourth ave
nue, the "Wall street" of Pitts
burg, were cut by falling glass. The
explosion was caused by an electri
eal spark. The manager of 'the film
company was absent.
EARHARDT & BAXTER,
Tuesday ctober 1st.
OF THE SEASON
and Most Promising
And a Company of Un
usual e xcelience mn an
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a, e's R'e ucking~ Com
"Twelfth Night" or "What
Special Scenery-Magnificent Cos
tt mes-Prices 25. 50, 75, $i-oo
and $1.50. Seats on Sale at
Newberrs HarA ware Co.
For .Sa e At Acin
We will sell t -the highest bidder,
in fr ,nt of Court House, Green
wood, S. C., Six Tracts of land
within five iles of Gree 1wood,
on two public roads an in good
Terms: One-Fourth Cash; b lance
in One to Five Years a' 7 per
Time: Sales Day October 4th.
Call or write to us.
We have a fine farm of 125 acres,
with brick residence and go d
out-bui dings Five Miles North'
of Greenwood, ihat we are offer
ing at a bargain Owner de
sires, on accour t of his health to
quit farming. Excellent bar
Fifty' Eight Acre Farm, with all
mnprovements, six miles from
G reenwo< d and one ant' a haf
. YOU WIL
Will Be Put c
r. V. J. Menzel will be
ing The SCHU]
ave You from $50 to
Ten Years Guarante
On Monday evening a1
oon at 4 o'clock, Mr. M
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ihe J.L I
Factory Agent for the
BL~UE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. 18. leaves Anderson at 6.30
,i. for connection at Belton wi
*'thern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Waihalla, leaves A
rson at 10.15 a. in., for connecti<
tBelton with Southern Railway f
No. 20. leaves Anderson at 2.
.mi.. for connections at Belton wii
mthern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, fro
abala arrives Anderson 6.24
. with connections at- Seneen wi
hernf Railwayv from poinlts su
FIND IT AT
n Sale Here' for
here on that date represent
LZ Factory anid will
e with each Instrument.
8 o'clock and Tuesday aftera
enzel will give a piano and
>rdially invited to both. We
t delightful hour.
Celebrated Schulz PianL>
a. in., from Belton with conn~4in
No. 9, arrives at Andersor. at 12.24
p. mn., from Belton with connections
Sfrom' Greenville and Columbia. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
Sp. mn., from Belton with connections
o, from Greenville.
r No. 11. arrives at Anderson at
'0 6.29 p. in., from Belton with con
b nections from Greenville and Colum
bia. Goes to Waihalla.
m No. 7. daily except Sunday, leaves
p. Anderson at 9.20 a. in., for Waihalla,
b 'r:ith connections at Sene'a for local