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NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1910.
VOLUME XLVIII. NUMBER 22.
* THE IDLEE *
Talking about Senator Gordon 's
fare,well address leads to the thought
that when the last of his generation
shall. have passed away the civiliza
tion. of the old South-the old ante
bellum South-will be but a fainti
-memory. It was the fairest and
the purest eivilzatiou the world
has ever seen or will ever see, and
even in the fast age in which we
live its influence is felt even as the
faint aroma of some flower which
hkas been crushed and has died, but
the perfume of which lingers yet.
.The conditions which brought
about that civilization were swept
.sway by the war. Many who have
.studied the question deeply, and
,who love the South, but are proud of
the progress of the reunited nation,
are eonvinced that it was best that
the war should end es it did. I
don't know. I believe that God in
Ms mysteious way is moving the
world along as he would have it go,
.and that somehow all things will
eventually work out for the best.
Certainly slavery would not have en
dured. But the South was not con
tending for slavery. The South was
fighting for a great principle, and
principles can never die. Truth is
eternal, the great attribute of God
But in this ultra-commercial age
when the dollar is getting to be
more and more the human scieve
ment, and the goal of human endeav
or, we can not too much instill into
the rising generation -the ideals fol
lowed by their forefathers, to whom
briehes were naught where honor
was at stake, -and who felt a stain
more deeply than the keenest
wound. I am not a pessimist. I
believe that as a whole the world
is getting better and will continue
to get better. While I am along this
line I want to call attention to a
cirenit judge's charge to a grand
jury which I read the other day in
one of the newspapers. He, too,
while deploring -the lawlessness which
seems to be sweerping over the whole
cuntry, expressed the firm belief
That conditions generally are im
proving, and that the people as a
'whole are every day . moving on a
iThis judge said he had been asked
many times why there was ,so much
]awlessness, and why there 'were so
many misearriages of justice, and
he said that he believed its principal
cause was lack of restraint of the
children by their parents. He said
he did not believe that morals could
be legislated into people-that the
proper place fo~r the inculcation of
morals was around the lire side and
~in the homes of the people. Aebhild,
&ae said, which had not been taught
,obedienee to parental authority could
~not be expected to respect govern
anental authority when he b)ecamn
.in'ested with the duties and the re
.sponsibiJiit)es 'of leitizensht>.
iThat judge struck the key-not.
SLack of proper education and prop
-er tr4aining is the greatest trouble
of the age-elducation and training
of mind and,hiand and heart. As to
traanig of the mind, I believe more
and more every day in compulsory
Seducation. I know every time any
body mentions compulsory educa
tion in South Carolina some fellow
raises a howl about educating the
.negro. But, let me tell you, the iie
~gro is getting right now all the ed
-'aeation he can take. What I want~
:to see is a compulsory education
law to force the white children to
.school. Then others will tell you
that the State has no right to die
tate to parents what they shall do
-with their ehildren. But I tell you
-what the State has a right to do
and what it is the State 's duty to
ado-and that is, to protect the rights
of the children. who will be the fu
ture citizens of the State. A child
is not a chattel, like *a pig or a
horse, and no parent has the right
to let his child grow up in igno
rac,and a State is not fulfilling its
duty when it allows a parent to
let his child reach the estate of
manhood and of womanhood with
out at least the rudiments of an
We have laws to protect birds and
fish, and all kinds of game, and to
prevent cruelty to animals, but the
howl reaches the clouds when you
suggest a law to preevnt the worst
possible cruelty to ehildren-the
kind of cruelty which allows the
child to reach maturity without any
preparation for the duties and the
responsibilities of life, unequipped
to take his place among his fellows
on an equal footing with them.
But the time is coming when we
will have this compulsory education
law, and it's not going to be so
very long in coming. And you can
just put that in your pipe and
And when this compulsory edu
cation law comes there won't be any
need for so many of these other
laws that we are always piling up
on the statute books. When a
man is sick a good doctor hunts the
underlying cause of his illness.
When there is something wrong.
with a people there is no use to ap
ply temporary patent-medicine like
cures to try- to relieve the suffer
ing for a little while. Get down to
the cause. What South Carolina
needs and what the people of South
Carolina. needs, is more education
I don't mean higher education-I
mean more rdimentary education.
I don't know how I happened to
get of on compulsory education
this time, but I am firmly convinced
I am right, and I am as -firmly eon
vinced that it is coming, and coming
soon. I am sure if all the members
of the last legislature had known I
favored it, it wouldnt -have had
any trouble passing then.
But spring is coming. I never
did write any spring poetry, but I
can sympathize with those who have
trieid it. I like to watch the trees
budding and the flowers putting
forth, and to hear the birds singing.
It's good and great and glorious.
Most of us doni't appreciate the
beauties of -this old world as we
ought to. No painter has ever yet
been 'able to put on canvas all the
beauty and all the sublimity of a
sun-rise or of a sun-set. 'Those who
have nearest approached it commnand
thousands and thousands of -dollars
for their paintings. And yet we
have the sun-rise and -the sun-set
with us every day, and it is ours for
the vielwing. Ever think of the
beauties of nature and hew ,lavishly
they have been scattered round us?
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Election of Town onil.--County
Teachers' Associationi Tomor
row.-Token to Mr. Kohn.
Prosperity, March 17.-M(iss An
nie Laurie Lester ran up from the
Columbi.a Hospital a few hours last
Friday. Her many friends .were
glad to have this peep at her.
Mr. John Schumpert, who -has been
so ill, is improving sloway.
Mrs. E. G. Counts, who is in Co
lumbia at the hospital, is getting
alog very well, indeed.
Mr. Sam Cannon, of Columibia,1
spent Sunday and Monday with his
sister, Mrs. Matthew Boozer.
Mrs. Lovelock, of Lynchburg, Va.,
is spending the month of March'
with her hister, Mrs. Kreps.
The County Teachers' Association
will meet in our school building on)
Saturday morning at 11 o 'clock. Ev
erybody, old and young, is most1
heatily invited to be present. Drs.
Hunter and Wyche and Mrs. M. 0.
J. Kreps will discuss very vital snb
jets. We are sure that if you. come
you will be most highly entertained
for an hour.
Next week being Holy . Week, it
will be observed with appropriate
services at Grace church every ex
'ing. The regular Ea:ster commun
ion will be administered on Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
r. A. H. Khn andfamil left
Weednesday for their new home in
Columbia. Their many friends
were sorry to see them go, neverthe
less they speed them -with their best
of good wishes.
Mesdames F. E. Schumpert and J.
C. Schumpert spent Wednesday anad
Thursday in Columbia.
The Literary Sorosis was very de
lightfully entertained Friday last by
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter. The interesting
program on South Carolina was con
tinued and a good deal of business
After this part of the program was
successfully consummated, the guests
were bidden to the dining room
where a lovely violet luncheon was
served by little Misses Hunter. The
dining room was resplendent with
silver and cut glass and violets and
jonquils over which many candelabra
shed their mellow light. The tempt
ing collation was as follows: chicken
salad, sandwiches, olives, saltives,
coffee, Trilby cream in orange cups
and pound cake and bunches of vio
lets as favors. The following mem
bers and visitors were present:
Mesdames Moseley, Wyche, Morris,
Hunter, Sehumpert, Misses Bowers,
Kohn, Russell and Mrs. Kreps, Mrs.
Ridgell and Miss Hopkins.
The election for mayor and alder
men Tuesday resulted as follows:
Mayor--Dr. J. S. Wheeler.
Aldermen-Messrs. J. P. Bowers,
H. P. Wicker, W. T. Gibson and P.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wheeler visited
their parents this week.
,The following of our matrons and
maids spent Wednesday in Colum
bia on a shopping tour: Mrs. G. Y.
Hunter, Misses Janie and Lillie May
Russell and Hopkins.
Messrs. J. F. Browne and J.- C.
Sehumpert and ..r. Bedenba;gh
went up to Greenwood on Monday
to purchase Mr. Browne's. auto.
This car makes another addition
to our honk-honkers--,and they are
all Ford's, too.
Messrs. Dillard and Turner, of
Clinton, visited in the city over Sun
Mr. Workman, of Clinton, visited
Mr. S. D. Duncan's family last
Mr. S. D. Duncan, one of our pop
rlar merchants has also decided to
ecome,. a knight of the grip. He
has aeeepted a position with Stokes,
Hennigan and Doyle Shoe Co., one
of the largest shoe houses in the
Sou'h, located at Knoxville, Tenn.
He will travel this state and come
home every two or three weeks.
At Grace Sunday school on last
Snday a most beautiful surprise
was gvn'the superitendent, Mr.
Kohn, as he was making a few, fare
well n>.marks to the school which
has been so near -and dear to him
for many long years. The assistant
superintendent, Mr. R. C. Counts,
asked to make a few remarks, which
he prefaced by asking the secretary
to read the action of the Sunday
school. He then read resolutions
which expressed the -regret, appre
iation and good will of the sehool.
These were adopted by a inanimous
ring vote. Mr. Counts then further
remarked that there was in reserve
a more tangible, substantial remind
er of their esteem and then drew
from behind the pulpit an interest
ing looking package which proved to
be a ver.y heavy, handsome, vintage
design silver salver. After a few
appropriate remarks he read the
engraving which was as follows:*
"Grace Sunday School to A. H.
Kohn, Supebintehident 20 years.
1910.'' Mr. Ko-hn then rose and
accepted the waiter 3o gracefully
tenderei him, and told thei school
that he very much appreciated their
parting gift, not alone for its in
trinsic value, bat because it came as.
a complete surprise from his friends
and co-workers and that a glance at
it -would always recall them and the
pleasant associations in rain and
sunshine that they had enjoyed to
geher. He thetn spoke briefly of
the pain the parting - gave him,
thanked them for their cooperation
and urged them to be as lkyal and
rue to his suecessor a-s they had
been to him, and expressed a desire
hat they might all meet in the
upper world--a reunited glorious
andL.-+o emno toether the re-t
Will Purchase New Hose Wagon
Horses.-To Bxtend Haxring
ton and Friend Streets.
The regular meeting of city coun
cil was held on Tuesday evening. All
the members were present except Al
drman Cannon from ward No. 3.1
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were read and approved.
Mayor Blease stated that Mrs. J.
E. Norwood, of the library associa
tion, had spoken to him in regard
to the contribution of $100, which
had heretofore been given annually
by the city council and he said
that she explained that on aeeount
of this appropriation the library
had been opened to the public and
that any citizen of Newberry had
a right to use the -books of the li
brary at any time during the day
when it was open, whether he was a
contributing member or not. She
further stated that the association
could obtain this $100 from private
citizens but in that event the libra
ry would .be elosd, except to mem
bers, and she felt that probably
city council did not understand the
situation. Mayor Blease said that
he had. promised to make this state
ment to counciL
Alderman Baxter moved that
council reconsider its action where
by it had refused to make the appro
priation to the library. Alderman
Rodelsperger moved as a substitute
that the matter be continued until
there was a full meeting of council
and his motion prevailed.
A reprsenutative of the Southern
railway was present to consider the
question of arranging for sewer
pipes under the tracks of the South
ern nailway. He submitted a pre
liminary 'survey and the matter was
referred to the city attorney to pre
pare a proper contract with the
railway and to have blue prints
maide of ethe location of the pipes,
and the contract when made was ap
Mayor Blease stated that he un
derstood from some geentleman, who
had seen the contract, that the
Southern railroad now held a con
tract with the commissioners of
public sworks under the terms of
whieh they could at any time re
quire the town to remove from be
neath their traeks -any sewer pipes
that were now laid under the tracks.
The representative of the South
ern railway present promised to
furnish the town with a copy of the
contract, if there were such a one.
The conitraet also refers 'to the
wires aecross the railroad tracks and
Mr. Baxter explained that the=ob
jeet was, he supposed, to hold 'the
town refpnsiLbae inistead. of ~the
railroad for any accident that might
occur in case an electric wire was
Mr. H. B. Wels of the fire de
partment appeard before council
in behalf of the department anid
asked for new horses and made in
quiry as 'to the suiits. 'Mayor Blesse
explained that council hiad already
acted and that it had been decided
yrds of -their labors here. "
Mr. A. G. Wise returned Wednes
day from Lebanons Tenn.
Miss Bessie Bowers is on a visit
to friends in Columbia,
Miss Johnnie Rawl, of Lykesland,
visited her sister, Mrs. Morris, last
Mrs. Shearouse, of Little Mountain,
visited Mr. L. A. Black 's family last
We have heard rumors of a joint'
s*rvicee betiween the churehes on
Sunday eveniangs. Many have ex-!
prelssed themselves as being in sym-;
pathy with t'his brotherly affection.!
We would like to suggest that Rev.~
Mr. Caldwell take 'the initiative and
interview the other pastors.
Godfrey Harmon, Jr., ran down to
see the home . folks Saturday and
returned to Furman Monday.
Mr. Godfrey Harmon, Sr., has
about recovered from a spell of
Miss Allie Kelly will 'have charge
of the millinery department of Mose
1ey Bros. store this season and will
arrive the latte part of this week.
to purchase the suits and the dair
man of the committee of the fire
department would do so as soon as
there could be an understanding as
to the size, ete. ' : -4 W
Mr. Wells explained that one way
of keeping up the interest in the
volunteer department was to take
the boys to a tournament now and
then and that they wante;d to go
this year but that they could not go
with any hope of success unless they
had a pair of better horses.
Mayor Blease stated that he did
not think the town could ao too
much for the volunteer fire depart
ment. That sometimes it might ap
pear that the departm&t was a lit
tle slow in geting out but there was
no better work done by any fire de
parment than that they did in the
controlling of the 6re that oeourred
recently at the residence of Mr. F.
R. Hunter. He said that he was in
favor of a paid fire department but
as we could not have that now, he
did not think that we -could do too
much for the volunteer department.
They take risks of contraeting pneu
monia, the lois of their clothes and
also chances of injuries and even
loss of life in order to save proper
ty in which they had abolutely no
Alderman Baxter moved that the
mayor appoint a committee of three,
two beside himelf, to purchase a
pair of horses for the department,
which motion was unanimously adop
ted. It was stated that a pair of
horses suitable for the dpartm' t
would cost from $800 .to $100. The
following is the committee: Mayor
Blease, Aldermen 'Baxtr and RO
AIerma Evan, he e
ommittee to report on the. proposi
tion to put down bitulithie paving,
stated that se had not been able to
get the committee -togeher.
Mr. Arnold, of the company, was
present and submitted a contrat
which his company was Villing to
enter into. City Attorney E. S.
Blease was asked by council his
opinion as to the legal right of the
counil to enter into such a contract.
He gave it as his opinioni that under
the decisions of the supreme court in
terpreting the constitution as to the
right of municipal and oounty oz
eials to contract debts beyond the
fiscal year, that they could not do
so. Of course if this company de
sires to make such a eontrtaet in
view of this opinion and the coun
il desires to enter into it, it was a
matter for council and the -parties
to determine. The opinion of the
ourt was that the city council
could not bind fature coneils in a
contract of this tind~ without author
ity by a vote of the people.
The city attorney submitted an
ordinance as to defacing school
poperdy end abusing parle which'
was adopted. The ordinance is
The tax ordinance was also sub
mitted and adopted and is published
Alerman Baxter said he desired
to submit a proposition, and moved!
that the mayor app)oinlt a commttee
of the entire council to extend Har
rington street from Vincent street,
under the railroad to Drayton .or!
Gantt street in West End, so that
the people from either side of the
railroad could go to the other with
out having to cross the railroad
tracks on a grade crossing.
Mayor Blease stated that he
thought it .possible to get the rail
roads to agree .to build a viaduet for
this street. This will be a great
convenience to the traveling public
as well as to the school children.
On motion of Alderman Evans it
was decided to reopen Friend street
from the tracks of the C., N. & L.'l
railroad to .Tprrant street which is
in front of the Newhberry Cotton
Mill. This street was once open
butt the Southern railroad in -later
,ears extenXded its platform across
the street. Alderman RodelJsperger
was asked to see .that this resolution
was put into effect.
The full report from the chief of
police was read and received as in
Report of Chief of Police.
To the Honorable Mayor and Alder
I submit the following as my re
port for the month of February, 1910.
The guardhouse and police quar
ters are in excellent order, and I am
maki.ng every effort to keep the
same in a neat and sanitary condi
The members of the force are
now al at work, and there has been
only a little sickness recently. Offi
:er Franklin was ill for a few days.
Officer Chappell has recovered from
his severe sielness and is again on
duty. Twenty-eight arrests have
been made during the month, as fol
lows by the several officers:
M. C.raft, 2.
W. V. Lyles, 2.
T.P. Adams, 6.
J. M. Adams, 9.
[. . anklin, 5.
C. W. Bishop, 4.
I have been making special aft
forts to enforce the law relative to
the sale of intoxicating liquom
During the month some arrests for
its violation have been made and a
quantity of contraband liquors seized.
We have had the valuable asistanc,
of Constable Wlliwsn in our effort,
and every member of the force is
doing his duty in this regard. I
realize that it is a hard task to prm
vent the ilieit sale of whis*by, but
if the police fore is given the sup
port of the people in their eforts,
we can punish the offenders, and
thereby reduce the violations. We
hope to have this support, and will
weleope at any time any infonna
,tion, s to violations of the whiskey
C. W. Bishop,
Ohief of Poiee.
Newberry, S. C.,
March 10th, 1910.
Alden Baxter eaRed to the
attention of the city couneil that
there were no contracts written and
signed with the parties -who were
renting ofees and store -rooms fromi
the .city, and on motion it was de
ciided to athorize the city attorney
to look into the matter and have
the contracts properly exeented and
to have the rents which were due
for last year and this year properly
iaerman Baxter also lled at
tention to the fact that the commnis
sioners of public works eiharged the
city for lights and water -used' for
public purposes and 'he thought that
it was right that thre commisionerz
sh.oul4 pay rent for the 'room which
was occupied by them in the opera
house. This matter was referred to
the chairman of the commiittee on
M~ayor Blease stated that there
ought to be more force at work on
'the streets and that he wquld' a
thorize the superintendent of-streets
.to employ additional help so 'that
the work on permanent -improve
menits might be continned.
*Ther were three eases inthe po
liee court which had been convieted
in a fonner adminitation and
which had been appealed to ..the
circuit court, and had been sent
back to police court and they were
stillopen. On motion threfines in
the cases of Martin Guin and Will
Ruff were reduced to $50.00 each
and execution of sentence was sus
pended - during good behavior. The
case against Dan Cottony, on mo
tion, was ordered stricken from the
The matter of making improve
ments in the opera house was
brought up and it was stated that to
have 'the three dressing rooms eeiled,
stoves pu,t in, sewer conneetions
made rand' mnirrors instattled would
cost in the neighborhood of $355.
OIn motion of ALderman Lominack
the committee in charge 'was -author
ized to have the work done, letting
the contract to the lowest respons
It was also decided to instruct the
chief of police .to endeavor to pre
serve better order in the gallery
during the performances in the
On motion of Alderman Baxter,
the clerk and treasurer was au
thorized to place in the hands of
the sheriff executions against the