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VOLUME XLVI- NUMBER 24. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1910. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YBA1L
THE NEWS )r ptospEpiTy.
Dr. Mayer to Lecture to School.
Teachers Met.-Egg Hunt Sat
urday.-U. D. 0.
Prosperity, March 24.-Mrs. Ad
die Hodges has returned from a
visit to her niece, Dr. Mary Lyles
Simms, in Columbia.
Mrs. M: C. Morris goes to-day to
spend several days at Columbia and
- Mrs. Elizabeth DeWalt has gone to
Saluda to .spend a while with her sis
ter, Mrs. Mitehell.
Miss Nannie Hunter, of St. Luke's,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. H.
Mr. W. H. Hiller and family are
visiting at Wise Hotel.
Miss Alie Kelly, who will have
-charge of Moseley Bros'. millinery
,establishment arrived Monday. She!
is a milliner of wide experienee and
comes well recommended. On account
of the late arrival of their goods, as
the firm was undecided as to mil
linery, they will have no formal
Mr. Willie Moseley arrived Sun
y night from Texas where he has
a traveling salesman fo, a
large furniture company for more
than a year.
There will be an egg hunt on
,Grace church green Saturday after
noon. Come and bring your tots and
help them to pass a pleasant hour.
The charge for the privilege of
hunting is only t-en cents and every
child is assured a certain number of
,We perceive that the soil is being
upturned on all sides and tlat all
axe hastening to plant beans, atie., as
1 sign is favorable for beans as
e as blossoms.
Mrs. M+:neth Baker f Green
-wood, made a week end visit to her
sister, Mrs. Werts, last week.
Mr. F. E. Schumpert and family
have movea into the Kohn residence
Miss Mary Willis accompanied -by
Miss Haigler arrives today from the
Presbyterian college to- spend the,
'The St. Luke's school, under the
anagement of Mr. E. 0. Counts and
iss Della Bowers, will come to a
suecessful close on Friday of this
The Teachers' Association on Sat
dav was well attended by mem
,trustees and visitors. They all
rt a most profitably spent hour.
Wyche and Hunter gave inter
ng nd convincing talks. Several
e, not on the regular program,
favored the meeting with short
Mr. John Pat Wise will arrive to
morrow from Columbia to remain
over Sunday with his home people.
Miss Erin Kohn spent several
days of last week in Columbia.
The U. D. C. will meet next Wed
-esday at 3:30 p. mn. with Mis Hattie
Groseepose. This, the Win. Lestdr
chapter, is growing steadily and do
ing gratifying work. At present
they are prepari:ng to celebrate Me
morial Day, May 10, with appropri
Quite a few of our people went to
Newberry for the March Debate Fri
ayevening. They all returned
quite elated over the fact that one of
or boys, Mr. Chas. P. Barre, came
Dr. 0. B. Mayer will deliver a lee
ure at the school house on next Mon-!
day at 11:30 a. m. His subject will
be pertinent to the physical well be
ing of 'ehildren, etc. The public is
assured a most hearty welcome by
the teachers at this time.
President Harms, of New'berry col
lege will deliver an address before
the graded school Wednesday morn
Black's millinery opening Tuesday
and Wednesday was. fully attended.
Many beautiful hats were on display.
The array of colors, pretty flowers,
chic and charming creations were
very much admired on all sides.
Mr. and Mrs. Eff Ridgell leave in
a few days for Jaeksonville, Fla.
Mrs. W. A. Moseley was at home
to the Literary Sorosis on Wednes
day from 4 to 6. These hours were
most pleasantly spent in two guess
vided with blanks and pencils. Each
one in turn was sent to the board
to draw the animal her particular
slip called fo.-. Much merriment was
provoked by the ineffectual attemptsI
to portray and betray the character
istie lines and curves of one crea
ture over against another. In this
artistic contest Mrs. Hunter, having
the most discerning eye, received a
1handsome box of stationry. The
next mirth producing game was lo
cal surnamres as suggested by hints
on the cards. Animation and guess
ing waxed high here, but finally Mrs.
J. C. Schumpert was the lueky one
in locating the names correctly. As
a result she received a dainty Irish
lace rabat. A two course lunoheon,
consisting of salad, olives, pickles,.
saltines, tomato glapee, celery, eheese
straws and coffee was served. Among
those present were: Mesdames Wyche,
Hunter, Moseley, Ridgell, J. C. and
F. E. Schumpert, Morris and Misses
Langford, Lester, Kibler, Bowers
and Della Bowers with Mrs. Kreps
and .Mrs. Lovelock, of Virginia, as
Our corps of N= wlerry college
boys are expeected home in full force
today. They are looking forwaxd
to the old rabbit 's visit and the at
tendant egg fights and feasts. But
they are welcome, none the less.
Mr. F. 0. Black goes to Ward'sto
day to spend the Easter tide with
At Grace church Easter morning
there will be preparatory and di
vine services at eleven and the ad
ministering of the sacrament after
wards. There will be be special ap
propriate muie by Mms Lovelock
and the choir. There will be services
at the A. R. P. church on Sunday ev
ening at the usual hour.
iMr. E. W. Werts has opened up
a silversmith's zhop* and is prapared
to do all kinds of fine repairing on
watches and other intrica0e pieces
of mechanism and so on.
We wish to extend to our editor,
readers and friends our best wishes
for a gladsome, joyous, happy Eas
tertime. May the full meaning and
import of Easter be brought to bear
u.pon your lives and hearts.
THE IDLEFI. *
The Idler has received from some
nknown friend- a poem in; behalf of
the children who are forced to la
bor. It is a pretty poem of con
siderable literary merit, and well
worth reading. I don't know the au
thor. Evidently he is a close stu
ent of Tennyson's "Loeksley Hall,"'
for the measure and the rythm are
the same. You know, in my youth I
sed to think "Lockeley Hall" was
the finest poem that was ever writ
en, and even in my older days it is.
ne of the poems which I like to read.
But this poem is about the chil
ren, and it is entitled "The Chil
ren's Cry.'' I have always been
pposed to child labor and in favor,
f child labor laws, upon the same
~priniple that I favor comipuIs.ory,
ducation. The children have rights I
hat must ,be respected if our boast-I
d twentieth century civilization is
o endure. You will hear people
alking about invading the sanctity
f the home when children of certain
ges are prohibited from working in
he cotton mills, 'but I tell you, that
1me in which the children of ten
er years are compelled to labor day
n and day out in a cotton .mill, shut
ut from God's sunshine and God's I
air, and from the education to which I
very child has a right-the sanc
tity of that home ought to be invad
ed, and if the parents will not do it
f their own volition.it is the right i
ad not only the right, but the duty2
f the State to step in and say that*
he rights of the State's childreni
hall be protected. As I have had<
ocasion heretofore to remark, a
hild is not on the same footing as<
a .cow or a pig.
South Carolira has been moving<
along in the right direction in the
atter of child labor ediucation.
land in hand with it ought to go the I
mpulsm,ory1duation law. But I
am getting too much of my own opin
ions in instead of giving you the
poem. Here it is:
The Children's Cry.
Did you fail to catch the echo of the
low pathetic cries
That were uttered in the meshes
.where o'er labored childhood
Was your soul so lashed to pleasure,
bent upon a petted scheme,
That the wail of pain. and anguish
dwindled to a -distant dream?
Pass, and trip the lightsome meas
ure, let the frothing cup be
Float upon the buoyant current, were
the world that you have laughed;
Yet, in some uanwelcome period, you
shall hear the ehildren's cry
Grating with distracting musie on
your heartst-rings dull and dry.
We have seen the pallid features, we
have heard the weary plead,
Where the wine of life is yielded to
the brimming cap of greed;
Lying by the sunny playground that
the laughless children miss,
And we dare to play the prophet on
an issue like to this.
Oh, the ether of the furnace is as
dense as Egypt's night,
Where the pastime of the puppet is
the absence of delight,
Where the weary stand- and wither
in the den of wheels and thrums,
And their portion in the sunshine
never cails and never comes.
Let them pipe themselves to shad
ows; Juggernaut will not regard,
rhough beneath his wheels their lives
are pressed into a knotted shard;
rhough their watery eyes may fol
loaw with appeals in tears that
Juggernaut will not regard them;
what are their affairs to him?
But once more the seer's assertion
falls upon the startled ear,
Juggernaut shall wail in jadgment,
and the little children hear,
For 'tis sealed he shall'regard them,
paled amid the shoals of shade;
rurned to fiery flying serpents are
the cries the children made.
rraft and greed will snot regard them,
but, oh, brothers of the race,
Wo from pulpit and from sanctum
call for gifts of gold and grace,
Why do you export the offerings into
Decik the dwarfs in silk and purple,
leave your own in.vile cerements?J
Slear as the bells at midnight ring
ing when the air holds nota
ou have heard the 'heathen crying,
heard them crying long and loud,
And you rush across the ocean to
relieve them of the yoke,
While the home-ebrn cry is muffled
-under folds of grime and smoke.
reach your ears to heed the wailing,
that is born among the wheels;
[each your eyes to t-race the sorrow
that the rheumy eye reveals; t
reach your feet to walk the wind
ings of the tools of shame and
[eac~h your hands to file the fetters
frpm the veins of kith and kin.
[hen, recruited by the victims that
from death you have redeemed,t
iou may 'build the Christian temple
where the vile pagoda gleamed; :
Eou may penetrate the jungles with
the help you have denied
[o the tired little children that in~
prison called and cried. ti
Talking about compulsory educa
ion and the howl that is always I
aised about the negro when compul
cry education is mentioned, I wanti
o tell you of a little incident which 1
~ame under my observation. the oth
r day. I saw a crowd of negro
~hildren going to school, and among
he number was a little boy so smalli
h:t I know he had not long been
>ut of tihe eradle. I wondered what 1
rogress tgis little negro could be
naking, and as a matter of curiosi-<
y I called him to me and asked him
was in the third grade. He had only
one book, and most of the pages in
it were dirty and greasy and torn,
but he knew that book, and when I
asked him to repeat his ''A. B. C''s'
for me he went through them, and
then asked me for a "brownie.'" This
is only an instance, but it shows you
that the negroes are bent upon get
ting all the education they can, now,
without any compulsory education
law, and some of the white children
are the ones we ought to reach.
Next Sunday is Easter. How about
everybody sweeping the paraments in
front of their doors so that the old
town w il present a clean and a
neat appearance on Easter Sunday
mornTO I am satisfied the city au
thoritie are going to see to it that
the steets and- the pavements in the
business porion of the city are swept
on that day.
Most of the churches will be dec
oratedhv th palms and lillies and all
the hsicest flowers of spring in
commemoration of the greatest and
gladdest evant in all the history of
the world-an event without which
Christianity would be but a mockery,
and the hope of immortality but a
vain dream. But if some of the
paved -sidewalks are not cleaner)
than they were last Sunday by the
time those who have any distance to
walk get to church their clothes will
be so dirty that they won't feel like
going into a church. Let's dean up
the town for Easter, and let's every
body clean in front of his own door.
This thing of everybody 1doing his
part is great and brings about results
and brings them right away. I see
the editors of both the Newberry pa
pers hea been writing about pulling
togethex .and team work. That's one
Ine expresion we have 'got from our
Athletie teas-''team work,''-ev.
rybody doing his part and all pull-j
ng together for the, good. of the
wlhole. That's what it means. A
baseball team of nine members might
ae composed of nine of the finest
players in the world, but if they did
lot work together and pull together
he team couldn't do anything.
'Team work''--that's what Newber
-y needs. The Idler.
A.n Interesting Bible Class Meeting.
The adult Bible class number 11,
>f 0O'Neall Street M. E. church hekl
i meeting last Friday evening at the
iome of- A. H. Bouknight. Thuis
neetiing was held for the .purpose of
no're thoroughly organizing, it hav
.ng been partly organized somne time
This meeting was a very interest
ng one. There were about twenty-I
ive of the members present to take
>art. The business was transactad in
mn interesting and' enthusiastic way,I
fter which refreshbments were served
mnd enjoyed by all..
The offieers were elected as fol
ows: ~M. N. Padget, president; H.
. Longshore, vice president; A. H.
3oaknight, teacher; J. F. Koon, as
;istant teacher; J. H. Bouknight,!
eretary and treasurer; L. 0. Sligh,
assistant secretary. After the elec-.
ion of officers some new plans forI
uilding up the class and arousing
nore interest were introduced and
tdopted, and the plans have already
roven a success, the evid'ence being
even new scholars last Sunday.
This telass is not a new class at all,
mit -'the members some months ago
ook on new life and aroused more
nterest among themselves and other
nud thereby have increased the roll
~rom twelve to forty-five and are
till at work with the intention of
eaching the mark one hundred in
he near future if possible.
o 'Neall has another class of youngI
en with a roll of 35. Their class
Las also 'done some good work and
re still doing more, with the same
tention of increasiing their num
ar and arousing more interest
mong the young men that do not
ttend Sunday school.
This Sunday school as a whole is
n a flourishing condition and the
aperintendent is glad to know that.
le can not only represent two large
nen 's Bible classes, but some ladies'
~lasses also at the comning Baraca
J H. Bomwhnio-ht. Sec.
I MARSE JAKE AND
A STORY OF TH'
* BY COL D.
Maj. Baldwijn was blessed with a
worthless son, a very unusual case
in that section of the country, 'lying
between the Broad and Saluda riv
ers, and known from the mountain
to the sea as ''the Duieh Fork"
Furthermore, he had an aristoratic
wife, amd a haughty daughter, known
to the negroes of the two plantat;wns
as the '"young miss at the big
house.'' These two raled the old
Major wi-th a strong hand.. Now,
this Marse Jake was an outeast, an
exile from his family, but the neigii
bors all said Jake wab the best one
in the ibunih.
May, the young miss at the big
house, had never aded her cold,
proud haart to faM a vietim of love's
1wiles. Nevertheless, her splendid
style of beauty, her magniieent form,
rosy complexion, to say -ioihing of
ther father's wealth, brought suitors
for her hand and heart in abundance.
StiH Miss May was unfettered and
faney free, while the young gallants
ffickered around har like. moths to
Maj. Baldwin was a man of many
acres, in the heart of Datch. Fo*.
and many slave.% with a good, easy
dipositio3:, always yielding 'to the
point of least resistance. So he gen
eray allowed his pompous wife and
august daughter to -run the household
as they saw fit.
It 'wis told of odd Major Baldwin
how true I am not p-pared to say
that during the day, when he was
out on the farm at work with thed.
negroes he always left his shoes at
the ''big- house,'" and should company
ome in the meantime, Mrs. Baldwind
would ruk&h a negro out into the yard 1
with the shoes, ready to put on,. be
fore being admitted to the house.
But what of Jake, his son, and two
years younger than Miss May I No
pen can portray the charaeteristics,
the peculiarties and idiosynerasies of
Marse Jake, as the .negroes on the
plantation, as well as those round
abou.t ealled 'him. He had long since
been given up as a hopeless case by
the haughty women of the household
and, of course, the father silently
gave consent. There was nothing
vicious, dissolute o.. mean about
Jake. He was just simply worth
less, a rovinig blade, loved fun am&
frolic and above all, he loved to huntj
and fish. The negroes all said Marse
Jake was a sure enough gentleman,
and .the best daneer in all the coinna
try side. In his early youth he had
chsen as his affinity and boon comn
panon a great pot-bellied, flat-head-j
ed negro boy,- near his own age, andi
wIh answered to the name of Cage. I
lhere were:never two people better'
suited and more devoted to 'each oth
er .thani these two adepts in vaga
bondage. They were inseparable.
age followed Jake like a shadow,1
while the latter thought everything
one and said by the formerwa
just too Lunny for 'anything. Cage,
was considered by white and black to<
be the laziest negro in ,the land, do-.
ng nothing but trailing after Jake|I
Baldwin 's heels, carrying his gun l
ad fishing tackle. Mrs. 'Baldwin
ad her daughter ieordially hated
age, and laid most of Jake 's 'short
omings to 'his door. And the over
eer, he was -on,y biding ha~ time1
when he would be called upon to take
the worthless zaseal in hands.
Major Baldwin, to keep down biek.
erings against Jake for 'his uncouth
nd slovenly ways, his indifference to
the proprieties of life, wished to'
keep them out of sight as .much as
possible and allowed Jake and Cage
o follow the even tenor of their
ways. Both were -lazy, out of all
-eason, it is true, but to ramble from
orn till night over the field hunt
ing, or pushing a rickety old bat
teaui up and down the river, fishing,
were joys unspeakable, with Cage
arryingP his long barrel ''flint and
E DUTCH FORK
not much in vogae in thbse days
they woul walk for miles and diles,
to hunt the yellow hamnmer.or the
timid dove. It was the joy of Cag4's
life to have the powder hon and shot
gourd swung around hai 7ieok, the
gun on his shoulder, pointing oes
ionally at an amaginary game. Then
Cage al!ways gathered up the birds,
and carried them home, -which was
another delight to his soul.
Then, when the Msg eason sot
in, how willngly and loyally did
Cage wield the sprouting hoe in his
hunt for the elusive angle worm or
grabs to furnLah Marse Ja'ri wit
bait. Cage taught him every art and
trick in the science of the rod, as it
had come down to 'him from h& I ag
ago aneestors. During rainy ays,
when there was no plage about the
house for the two to amuse them
selves, they would go down to _the
gin house and theme Cage would
give Marse Jare lesso in daning,
and he learmed him every step imown
bo the nego inthat day and tium
for ;Cage was sure enough an artist
n the "tripping of the ight, fan
bastif toe." laneing comes. natr
ally to the negro, as an inhei-tanee
from Providenee to while away the
monotony of his slavery dap and
Cage did delight in tearhing his
young master the Divine art of the
'pigeon wing, and 'possum tSt1
Cae would often say with a seeret
pride, "Marse Jake is eartaini-y a
amner, ease I larned him myself.
Whe' Jake wais forced to go to
sehool, an exertion he bitterly re
sented Cage would always meet him
down the road to carry his, bueket
and incidentally to eat w1hat was left
arer from MArse Ja;ke's dinner. So
these two worthies, hunted, fished
and danced- the days away, and with
the exception of the sehool' days no
happier couple ever lived.
The overseer, Mr. Bardee, had a
beautiful daughter, a year or so
younger than Jake Baldwin. Miss
Carolina, or as Cage called ''Cal
ine,'' and they were sweetheaarts,
as long ago as they .could rememrber.
T'he news of this asoiation 'would
a]hways throw the haughvy and proud '
Miiss May into -a cataleptic fit, and
ber high strung mother into agonies
of d'espair, at the thought of th
ion of a Baldwin keeping company
with an overseer's daughter. Often
would they upbraid him for lower-.
ing hMmimlf and for his want of self
respect in waig from school with
ahat 'little ''uppish" Caroline Fur
ike, who would soon think herself
is good as anybody. But Jake whiis
;kd derisively at their -ohidinig, and
~ontinued to carry little Caroline's
ooks and -din.ner bucket, assist her
with her lessons, help her over the
~ence and' in all -was as perfelet a
;allant to the overseer's daughter
is the knights of old knight errant
But time, that artifreer of every
>ne'b f'uure, the dispenser of des
iny and "fate, deereed that Jak.
ldwin, inorder tokeep up the
tonor and traditions of his ainces
ors, must go' awaly to 'a boarding
chool, there being but few colleges
n those days. The overseer, too,
hought it high time that lazy, worth
eas Cage should be put to work in
he cotton field. All this was a se
rere test for Jake and Cage, and
>verwhelned -them in serious
hought. The day before his depart
tre, Jake stationed hmoself at the
p~ring of the overtseer about the
nane Miss Caroline was expecte to
eome for water for supper. When
Fake saw 'her lithe and beauit.ful
form coming sprightly down the
sprin'g path, her pail balanced on.
1er head, her bonnet swinging in
1er hand, and singing a love song,
Take isprang to meet her. He filled
1er,pail and then motioned his
(Continued on Page Three.)