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VOL XLVIl NO. 87 NEWBERRY, S. (J. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 1909 TWICE A WEEK.8$1.50 A YEAR
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Call On Contest Manager
Particulars.-It Costs V
Ring and Three Otht
The Herald and News is going to
start, on Monday, November 15, a
voting contest among the- boys and
girls of this county, who are under
eighteen years of age.
Elections qave been exceedingly
quiet during this year and it is our
purpose to start one which will, in,
interest and excitement, exceed any
thing that has ever been conducted in
Newberry county. The people refuse
to vote bonds for good roads by a
large majority, but with a very light
vote. The people of the city voted
bonds for the extension of the water
and sewerage by scarcely a sufficient
vote to count a majority.
We expect to have runners in this
voting contest, who will count their
votes up into the thousands. Entries
may be made at any time and you
may nominate yourselves or be nom
inated by some friend. The nomina
tion -must be fled with the manager
of this election, at 'The Herald and
The prize isnot an offie, but some
thing that will be worth probably
idore than a political office. Besides
that, while there is but one election.
there is a chance for five of the run
ners to win and none of them can
THE NEWS OF PORSPERITY.
Reformation Sermon by Dr. Harms.
-The Lyceum Course.-Of to
Prosperity, Nov. 11.-Mr. Cecil
Wyche, a rising young barrister of
Spartanburg, spent 'Saturday . and
Sunday with his parents.
Miss Nannie Simpson visited in
Leesville last week.
Mr. J. L. Wise went to Asheville
Tuesday and returns to-day with
Mrs. Wise. Their many friends will
rejoice with them in having her in
our midst again, well and sound and
Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter, of St.
Luke's, returned home Monday, after
a. visit to her daughter, Mrs. Hayne
Miss Rosalyn Summer spent Tues
<day in the city en route from the
rConvention at Leesville.
Mr. A. G. Wise and Miss Mary
Lizzie Wise leave Friday to attend
Synod at Lexington.
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, Rev. S. P.
~Koon, Dr. G. Y. Hunter and Mr.
A. - H. Kohn are in. Lexington in at
tendance upon Synod which is now in
Dr. C. T. Wyebe went to Spartan
burg iast week to enjoy the C., C. &
0. R.. R. celebration.
Rev. J. Henry Harms delivered a
most timely and beautiful sermon on
the Reformation at Grace church.
Owing to the inclement weather there
-were not as many present as the ex
.eellence of the discourse deserved.
This eloquent speaker is always
gladly welcomed and heard when he
favors us with his presence.
We were sorry not to have a full
list of our people who attended the
Fair, but 3o many went that it was
impossible to learn all the names.
Mr. W. P. B. Hjarmon, of Ninety
Six, was in the city this week.
Mr. F. E. Schumpert has accepted
a position with the Blackburn-Morris
Co.. of New Orleans. and will travel
LMr. J. P. Bowers is visiting his
brot.her. Mr. Geo. Bowers, at Saluda.
Mr. H. J. Rawl made a flying
trip to Columbia this week.
There will be another Lyceum at
traction on Friday evening, the 19th.
KBrugderfer, the impersonator, comes
.Mr. Will Elmore, of .Newberry,
was in our city Wednesday.
- After the Suit.
"What disposition is made of the
children of the couple?"
"They will spend six months with'
- th serat of each parent"-Puck.
in Gold, Which ?
Herald rind News and Get
ou Nothing. -Diamond
ir Beautiful Presents
The capital prize is a Browniekar
Automobile, worth One Hundred and,
Seventy-five dollars. As we expect
to have woman suffrage in this elec
tion, the manager of the contest has
decided to give option in taking, in
stead of the car, One Hundred and
Fifty Dollars in gold.
'The second prize is-a beautiful dia
mond ring; the -third prize a hand
some gold watch, the fourth prize a
gold headed silk umbrella, and the
fifth prize a ten dollar overcoat or
For full particulars as how to en
ter and a fuller description of the
prizes, see advertisenient on the see
Even those who enter the contest,
and who are not winners of prizes,
and remember it costs you nothing
for you to enter, will be given a com
mission of ten per cent. on all the
moneys turned over by them, so ev
ery one who enters will be a winner.
Mr. Jas. L. Aull, of The Herald
and News, is in control of this con
-test, and we want you to talk to
him about it.
Get in the running at the begin
ning. The contest opens next Mon
day, November 15th.
ABOUT PELSONS AND THINGS.
News Briefly Told-Gathered Prom
In and Out of the State, Nation
President Taft reached home Wed
nesday night and was greeted by
ringing cheers of crowds. --The pres
ident left Washington again on
Thurday afternoon for Middleton
and Hartford, Cona., but will re
turn to Washington shortly after
noon Saturday and take up his du
ties Monday morning.
Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, national
president of the Daughters of the
Revolution, recently addressing the
Georgia division ft Brunson, Ga.,
urged the delegates present to great
er activity in ~the interest of child
labor laws, and the work for the]
amelioration of sufferings of depend
ent children. Also she pleaded for a
more active interest in civic improve
Mrs. Jeannette Stewart, one of the 1
women accused by Chas. Warriner,
the defaulting local treasurer of the
Big Four Railroad, as having shared
in his peculation denied that she re
eived money from Warriner, but
ays that it was another woman who
did it all The neighbors of Warri-1
ner say*that he is a sick man.
The general gran~d .ehapter of
Roal Arch Masons of the United
States was welcomed to the State
and city of Savannah Wednesday,
by t-he Georgia Grand Chapter, and
began the 34th triennial convocation1
in that city.
Commander Frederick N. Freeman
assumed charge of his duties Wed-]
nesday as commanding officer of the
reserve torpedo flotilla, with head
quarters on the parent ship Atlanta,
at the Charleston Navy Yard.1
Wednesday marked the 85th an-]
nual convention of the Evangelical)
Lutheran synod of South Carolina
in historic St. Stephen's Church in
Lexington. Rev. C. A. Freed was re
eleted President. Dr Henry Harms j
of Newberry college, made an ad
dress on the subject of "Education
for the Ministry."
Miss Florence Brown, the second
victim of the typhoid fever epidemie
at the Athens Female College, was1
buet Cullum, Ala. Miss Brown
was a teacher ini the school. The
other patients are convalescing and
the shool has resmed.
)f Newberry College.-Dr. Parken,
Representative of Cecil Rhodes
On Tuesday, November 9, in the
.hapel of Newberry College, the stu
ients .and friends of ,the College
vere introduced to Dr. George R.
Parken, of Oxford University, Eng
and, and were made an excellent ad
Iress by 'him.
Being introduced by Dr. Bowers,
vho said that Newberry College was
:he only school that was visited by
[r. Parken, outside of the Universi
:y at Columbia, in the State and
hat i:t would mean so very much to
>ne of the Newberry College students
.f he could secure one of the Cecil
Rhodes scholarships and go abroad
Ior several years. Dr. Bowers also
mplained that Dr. Parken was on
;he committee for .the awarding of
-he Cecil Rhodes scholarships.
,After being introduced Dr. Par
en said it was always a great pleas
ire, and also sometimes a rather
ressing responsibility, -to him to- go
3efore a large body of young men
md young women, and yet, he did
aot kno% anything that made him
nost desire to say the things that
vere uppermost in his mind.
Clhis, Dr. Parken said, was the
irst time he had ever gone through
,he South so thoroughly, ind on this
:rip he has gotten more in touch
ith the country,. noticing particu
tarly the intense love of the people
for all classes in the southern com
nunities. This was illustrated, he
aid, wfhen he was- at a meeting when
i young man was awarded a prize,
md in accepting it the young man
ledged himself in .the strongest
:erms as being aroused by this prize
:o give his life and all thought to
:he good and the welfare of the
outh. And Dr. Parken says the
iex-t, and only question is how best to
lo this. With all this patriotism and
inselfish love for your, country, Dr.
Parken says, "for goodness sake,
lo not think that 'you have every
:hing -that is best here in your cou-a
xry; you haven't."
For instance, Dr. Parken said, if
rou want to acquire a fine taste in
irt. go to Italy; for refinement, go
:o France; for profound study, go
:o Germany; and for an all round
knowledge go to England. Try to
et all you can in your own country,
md then get all you can from these
ther countries and bring the knowl
dge back to your own country and
our it out to: some good cause.
Then Dr. Parken gave a brief out
ie of Ceqil Rhodes' life in saying
hat he was the son of a poor Eng
ish elergyman and was brought up
n a simple English rectory. He was
:old by physicians t.hat he would die
f he remained in England. After
;pending some time in southern Af
rica he retuined .to England and
:ook a degree at Oxford University
t the age of twenty-three. He lived
wenty-six years after and, died when
1e was forty-nine, and there is no
nan of our time who has accomplish
d so mucih in twenty-six years as
vas done by Mr. Rhodes.
Among his many achievements he
mdertook the improvement of .the
~iviization of Southern Africa,
rhich he accomplished and added to
he British empire a country one
fourth the size of -the United States,
~odicia. Then he conceived the idea
>f building a railroad through the
eart of southern Africa, which lies
600 miles north of the Zambeezee.
Dr. Parken-quoted Aristo,tle in
peaking of Mr. Rhodes' main
hought in the awarding of these
;eholarships, "that the happiness in
ife is to be derived from the pursu-t;
>f a great purpose'' and this, Dr.
Parken said, was the keynote of Mr.
Thodes' ~high aims, and great ambi
:ions for the young men, not only
>f England, but for young men from
ill pants of the country, so that the
nglish race is probably the first to
ise out of the national into the in
ernational point of view. England
3r. Parken reminds us. is ,the mother
~ountry and the United States was
he first to be sent out from her, but
ye must not think the history began
vith 1776, for England gave us the
nen who fought in the Revolution.
Dr. Parken said there were ninety
. on Asmercn a Oxford, and that
men have been drawing scholarships
from Oxford for the past 500 years.
Each student at the University is
provided with $1,500 a year; and is
free to spend his vacation anywhere
on the continent. Perhaps the most
important thing as shown by Dr. Par
ken was the finding the right man
and bringing him here, and .impress
ing upon him the great opportunity
that lay before him.
And just here Dr. Parken spoke
directly to the young ladies in tell
ing them .that a movement was start
ed by which they could also secure a
scholarship, and he said this move
meat was started by a Southern wo
man, he thought from Alabama; and
arrangements were being made by
which young ladies could enjoy the
same privileges .that were laid before
the young men.
In the awarding of these scholar
ships, Dr.. Parken said that Mr.
Rhodes entertained a definite idea as
to what kinds of young men should.
reegive them, and he. wisheA -them to
be given into the keeping of young
men strong in mind and limb, oie
fond of athletic sports, a leader
-among his fellow men. The reason for
this was .that Mr. Rhodes was ac
customed to the games in the English
-schools and in those games every
boy is compelled to take part. These
sports teach more .than the mere rud
iments of the game, insomuch as he
learns to play fair, giving the ad
vantage to his opponent and. taking
defeat with as much grace as he
would success. There is not one man
at Oxford who would not rather lose
a game than 'win it unfairly. And
this is the substance of Mr. Rhodes'
life, a sense of justice, a sense oj
fairness, and a sense of high living,
which gives .to the oppouent the ad
Dr. Parken went .on to say that
England does not offer these advan
tages to. young Americans because
she wishes them to lose .their love for
their country, ' but because in order
to be of superior worth in their qwn
world they must glean the best things
that the world has to give :and bring
these things back to tha,t country for
practical use. And above all, . Dr.
Parken spoke of the erroneous idea
that some, in fact most people, have
in placing the -standard of money
above that of culture and true 'worth.
-He said it was all right to have the
money with which to promote other
more substantial good. -
-At the conclusion of this addressy
President Harms thanked Dr. Par
ken for his inspiring talk, and ex
pressed the wish that he migh.t -'at
some time see one of the Newberry
College students at Oxford.
The testimony on Wednesday in
tihe trial of Mine. Steinheil, was dis
tintly favorable to the defense. The
appearance of Marietta Wolf, the
cook in the Steinheil household, and
her son, Alexandre, threw no new
~light on the subject, but by a further
mass of contradictions strengthened
the aeeused's favor.
The South Carolina Daughters of
th mrican Revolution began their
1the annua conference at t1le
Knights of Pythias hall in Green
wood on Wednesday. They visited
Ithe old star fort, and were entertained
at the home of Capt. Frazier at Nine
From developments within the
past few days it seems likely that
Dr. Bigham, who, with Avant, was
convicted of manslaughter, will es
cape his sentence of three years of
hard labor in the penitentiary. Dr.
Bigham cannot be found, and the
Geogetown sheriff has searched for
him in vain. Avant gave~ himself
up, but the husband of the murdered
woman is apparently missing. Bot h
were under a bond of fifteen hundred
Local weather prophets of Green
~ie declare that this 'will be the
mildest winter in years, basing their
prediction upon the "infallible
signs.'' But one snow is pred-icted
and that will only be a "spit.''
Question ten men, and nine of
them will tell you they don't gtt
half of what they are entitled 'to in
THE CONrBDERAT1i HOME.
The Office of Adjutant Abolished.
Mr. B. F. Day, the Adjutant
Mr. B. Frank Day has been in
Newberry for several days. When
it was determined by the legislature
to establish a Confederate Home,
Mr. Day was elected adjutant of the
home with Mr. W. D. Starling as
There seems not to have been that
hearty co-operation between - these
two officials at the thome which
might have existed.
Mr. Day ;has done faithful work,
and being an old soldier himself took
a great interest in making the home
as homelike and comfortable for the
old soldiers, as it was in his power
so to do. He says that' when he was
elected, and when he accepted the
position as adjutant, he was told by
the chairman of the board that he
would be expected to take his fam
ily to the home, and that his salary
included board for himself and wife,
and it was his purpose to make the
home a home in reality.
When the home was open-ed, and
before Mr. Day moved ;his family the
Commandant informed him that. he,
the Commandant, expected to move
his family to the home. Capt. Day
then decided that it would not be
wise for him to take . his family
there also, and for that reason ihe has
not, moved his- family there, buf has
continued to discharge his duties as
best he could.
Capt. Day says that, the're is not
that satisfaction by the inmates with
the conduct of the home that ought
to exist. For instance, the old sol
diers who have been chewing tobacco
for all the years during and since the
war, are now not given an allowance
of any tobacco at all,. and have to
provide it from their own resources
or beg it from other people. Even at
the penitenstiary the convicts who
have .eontracted the habit of chew
ing tobacco, are given an allowance
of tobacco. Mr. Day says that he
has spent considerable money out of
his own salary in furnishing tobacco
to the inmates of the home.
The board at a recent meeting -de
eided that expenses would have to
be curtailed, and therefore decided
to abolish the office of adjutant, and
without notice exeept of a few days,
with no complaint against Capt. Day,
the office was abolished.
Capt. Day asked .the commission to
hold a meeting at the, home and
make an investigation of the conduct
of the home. This the comnmisen
declined to do. There was a i1peeting
called, so Capt. Day says, at an of
fice in the city of Columbia, which
he did not attend. In a letter from
Mr. Card4well, chairman of the board,
to Mr. Day, it is stated that a notice
of the meeting was sent to Mr. Day,
and that the entire board was pres
ent. The le,tter says: "Your not be
ing here at the meeting, ealled at
your request,- of course, so far as you
are concerned, amounted to nothing.
However, the matter of abolishing
the' office of adjutant was handled
and the unanimous vote of the board
confirmed its previous action and the
matter is now closed.''
The Herald and News knows noth
ing of the trouble, if there is any
trouble, at the home.
-T:he following letters which were
sent to the chairmani of the commis
sion by Mr. Day, have been handed
The Herald and News by Mr. Day
and are printed.
We understand that there are
about fifty old soldiers in the home,
and the appropriation for their main
tenance is $12,000. It would seem
that this amount ought to be amply
sufficient to maintain comfortably
that number of old soldiers.
Columabia, S. C., Oct. 26, 1909.
Col. David Cardwell, Chairman,
Columbia, S. C.
My Dear Sir:
R eplying to your favor of the 21st
instat, I beg to say:
Under all the circumstances I re
spectfully ask that you give me an
opportunity to be heard before a
full mneeting of the Board of Coin
misioners, 'with -permission to pre
sent witnesses for examination, be
foany fia action is taken.
You say in your letter: "It has
been fully demonstrated that there
is not work enough at our Home to
justify the employment of an Adju
tant,-(this you must have observed
If an opportunity is given me by
your honorable Board I shall prove
by the testimony of the inmates of
our Home, your and my companions
in arms, that -you and the Board
have been grossly misled in the in
formation upon which you have,
based your conclusions, and that the
inmates are arbitrarily deprived of
the services which I undprstood I
was to render, which I have endeav
ored to render and which the de
pendent old soldiers stand in need of.
As an officer under your appoint
ment and as an old soldier I desire
to formally inform yolir honorable
Board that the present management
of the Hlme is such as to call for a
thorough investigation as to its meth
ods at the hands of the Board, and I
hold myself ready to prove that the
old soldiers do not receive the treat
ment or consideration for which the
State pays. And to this end the
testimony need not be gotten beyond
the wall of the Home.
Your prompt attention is request
Yours very respeetfully,
B. F. Day,
Adjutant Confederate Infirmary.
The investigation which I desired
at the Home was denied me by the
chairman of the board, he sserting
most positively that the old soldiers
would be allowed no voipe in the mat
ter, and it was on their. aeiount I
wanted the investigation made, and
it should be done., Oh! the -shame
of it, that those old men 'who er
long shall '"eross the river and rest'
under the shade of the trees" should
be treatdd in the manner they , are
-by the man who is paid by the State
to care for them-and .I tell you paid.
well. Some of these old ' soldierS
who by age, ill health and poverty
are too depressed to resent the.insuts
heaped upon them. I thought and
,hoped that a statement published-in
the Spartanburg paper some. time
ago would have called forth a thor
ough isvestigation by the board, but
they failed to notice, it. Every worA
that man wrote was true. That old
soldier was told that he could not
eat another. mouthful in that house
and was put out of the "Home,"
his ".Home'"-without ' a penny 1to
pay his passage to Spartanburg
whieh money .was given him by a
entleman in Columbia.
This is one instance and I eould
cite many more. Of course the rules
of the "Hoine" must be obeyed, but"
they ought to be enforced 'with wis
dom and kindness.
While at the Home I simply did
my duty, and by so doing gained the
esteem' of almost every old soldier
in it and the extreme ill will of their
The present appropriation is a
plenty to sustain the Home, and al
though sonie days our fare was pret
ty rough, all the old soldiers were
satisfie'd, provided the "Home" was
saving by it.
Hoping that our old soldiers will
survive all harsh treatment until our
law-makers meet again and that our
ood men of South Carolina-for I
'know there are many brava and
honest ones yet in the old State
and .that the Daughters of the ,Con
.federacy-those noble women who
left nothing undone to get the Home
established-may be able to build it
up by p>utting an able man at , its
head-a man who was a soldier in
our late war; not a bute~her.
B. F. Day.
The Women Folks.
Polly 's is in the parlor,
Dainty, fresh and fair;
IWith the sun excluded,
It 's delightful there.
In the shady nook,
Quiet, cool, bewitching,
With a lovely book.
Dolly's in the auto,
Whizzing up and down,
An inspiring picture
In the dull old -town.
Mother's in the kitchen,
Doing all the work,
Some one ihas to do it,
Mother doesn't shirk.