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COTTON MARKET Cw
Corrected bi Nat Gist.
Good Middling. .14%
Strict Middling. ...14%,1t
Middling. . .o...14%
By Robt. McC. Holmes.
Good Middling. . 14%M
Strict Middling. .. .14%
Middling. . . . . - 14%
Cotton seed 30 cents.
VOLUME XLYI NJUMBE 48. NEWBEERY, SOUTH CAXOLIJA, TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1910.
A WORD ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS.
Taxpayer Protests Against the Blund
ers of the Board-Should Respond
to Public Sentiment.
To the Editor of The Herald and
ws: As a well-wisher of our public
ools and one who voted for the
x%d issue in good faith, I wish to pro
st against the many blunders of the
resent board of trustees, and to beg
them if they are to continue in office
to be careful in future that our
schools may not be wrecked by un
wise legislation on their part. Search
their past record and one will find a
seeming inabilty to deal with ques
tions of such magnitude as our
schools demand, and a series of
failures to meet with a broad and in
telligent grasp problems and condi
tions which they have had to handle.
They are all good, clever, well-mean
ing citizens, every one, but seem to be
utterly unfit for the duties encumb
ered upon a body to which has been
delegated the responsibilities of trus
teeship for schools of a city the size
of Newberry. And if the public sen
timent that is being pretty generally
felt and expressed should be respond
ed to by the present membership of
the board, every one would resign,
-and let some others of more discrim
ination and tact and broadmindedness
be selected in their stead. For it
-would be a shame and a calamity that
'the future of our schools should be
hampered and endangered by ill-ad
The recent communication of one,
if not other evidence were needed,
shows that he does not appreciate the
situation intelligently; the election of
a young OhiQ Yankee not yet out of
college and with no experience what
ever in p.lic school work and with a
ignorance of Southern conditions
a Southern view-poi -'end
ed upon the recommendation of
who knew nothing of him and his
alifications save from reputation,
d that too having attended a .schoor
kto both races; the displacement
rs. Fair, a teacher of long and
essful experience, and of State
re giuatioxi, the creation of a
school building, when it is
there will be several vacant
in the Pope building. These re
utrrors on the part of the board,
Sg-o any further back, show an
lack of appreciation of their
sition and have tended to force the
ublic to mistrust their judgment, and
deep down in the hearts of the people
is the wish that they should get out
of the way.
Be it understood that this criticism
of the unwise displacement of Mrs.
F'air does- not question the ability of
her successor, whoever she may be.
It is the frank and plain statement of
an unvarnished fact And if the su
perintendent-elect should remain at
-the head of the school for a genera
tion he could not outlive or 'vercome
the bitter and intense unpopularity
*caused by her displacement. For, it
*is generally understood, whether
rightly or not,'that he is responsible
in a large measure for her failure of
re-election. Hundr,eds of mothers who
speak with glowing pride and affec
tion. of Mrs. Fair that she started
their little ones in their school career,
and the hundreds of children who
took their first lessons from this
teacher of unsurpassed ability in this
particular sphere, will not become.
reconciled for many years.
It is unfortunate that we should
have at the heads of our schools, su
perintendent and principal of the high
school, young men educated under en
vironments distasteful to our people,
and from a social standpoint, so far as
the principal is concerned, positively
harmful to our school. For our
young women will likely shy of any
young man coming forth from such
sgrroundings, however fair and repu
table and free from taint.he may be.
If there ils one thing that can be said
to the everlasting honor and glory of
our true Southern women it is that1
they have an utter abhorrence and
loathing of anything and everything
that borders on social equality of the
races. And our people will not stand
unless I mistake their temper and
ese convictions are written in all
ness and frankness and with mal
towards none but with the good of
e schools. at heart. No man, or set
of men. should block the way of the
our schools, for let us ever remember
we are building for the future of our
WHO IS TO BLAMEI
For the Road Condition -Have the
Roads Been Ordered Worked as
Editor Herald and News:
In the report of the grand jury!
to the court of sessions occurs these
words: "It is impossible for the sup
ervisor and the chain gang to work
the roads of the county section by
section," etc. Then: "We urge upon
th'ie people, especially the country
people, that they take greater pride
in their roads," etc.
Now, what is the law in reference
to road working? The law puts the
working of the roads in charge of the
supervisor. The supervisor shall ap
point the time of working the roads
and the number of days at each work
ing. I have heard the supervisor
grumbling that the people will not
work the roads, but I have seen no
order from the supervisor to work
the roads this year, and six months
of the year are nearly gone. I do not
believe an overseer can, under the
law, make a man work the roads un
less the supervisor has ordered the
working, except under some great
emergency. Last year a great many
of the overseers failed to put in the
full time as required by law. This tte
supervisor and county commissioners
-know themselves. Did they try to
enforce the law? I have been in
formed that the commissioners had
the matter under advisement and de
cided not to prosecute\ the offenders,
preferring to violate the statutes
I worked the roads six days last
year on my section.. Other overseers
worked from one to three days. Is it
just to the hands on my section to
let the others go free? If the super
visor had ordered two or three days
work on the roads in March and had
seen that the order was enforced, our
roads now would have been in fine
condition. But what is thd present
status of the roads? The holes made by
the wet spell of February are still on
hand. I know the farmers can't stop
now, but I want the blame of the
condition of the roads to rest where
it belongs. I am satisfied that sev
eral sections of roads in the county
have no overseers.
If the supervisor knows that an
overseer has not done his duty, does
he have to wait until-'some man shall
come forward and report the over
seer or is it his duty to enforce the
Let the honorable grag~d jury read
the law and they will see where the
blame rests. Overseer.
THE CASE OF W. T. JONES.
Arguments on Convicted Union Farm
er's Motion for New Trial Made
Before Judge Gruber.
Union, June 18.-The reading of
the affidavits in the motion for a new
trial in the case gf W. T. Jones was
completed late y4sterday afternoon
and this morning arguments were
heard by Judge Gruber. The opening
speech was made by John K. Ham-I
blin, representing the defense, who
was followed by J. A. Sawyer and P.
D. Barron for the State, after which
Ben F. Townsend, representing the
defense, spoke. He was followed by F.
B. Grier of Greenwood, Solicitor Otts
for the State, they being followed by
Col. George Johnstone, of Newberry,
Jones' leading attorney. The argu
ments were all listened to by an un
usually large crowd in the court
house and an exceedingly strong plea
was made by the defense for a new
Judge Gruber, who now has 'the
motion for a new trial under consid
eration, announced that he would ren
der his decision next week, and he in
structed the sheriff not to adjourn
court sine die until further orders
from him. The motion for a new trial
in this case has been a hard fought.
legal battle and the decison of Judge;
Gruber is awaited with interest.
Civil court will convene here Mon
day morning, with Judge Gruber pre-!
HAILED IN TRIUMPE.
Roosevelt Returns-Vast Crowd W
comes Hunter Back From
New York, June 18.-Theodo
Roosevelt set foot on home shoresi
day for the first time for nearly
teen months and received arotisi
He bore with his usual buoyancy
day of heavy fatigue,. public duties a
private emotions commingled and
4.40 o'clock this afternoon, after
family reunion at the home of Ther
Butler, grandfather of his prospecti
daughter-in-law, Miss Eleanor But
Alexander, left the city he had si
veyed the same morning from afic
reviewed in parade ashore and gre
ed by explicit word of mouth to
welcome more intimately by his li
long neighbors at Oyster Bay, L.
tonight. Tomorrow he will rest.
As a private citizen he was still i
same vigorous man the city h
known for 30 years in various pub
offices from assemblyman to pre
Claims 'Em All.
"By George, that's one of my ship
he exclaimed, "doesn't she look go(
I built her nd those torpedo boE
In the excitement and suspense
waiting for the time when the retux
ing marine parade should bring I
colonel to his appointed landing po
at the Battery, there were many I
tle incidents that showed the teml
of the crowd. One stevedore unlom
Ing a ship laid down his hook
watch and wait.
"Hi," shouted the foreman, "y
come back here or I'll dock yoa
"Dock me a week," shouted bE
the recaletrant, "I'm going to have
look at Teddy."
Another waterfront sightseer c
ped a long -tale of wonders by aski
naively, "Who is this Roosevelt al
A Costly Query.
The next thing he knew he was
the river, propelled by indigna
hands. A policeman~ fished him <
and an ambulance carried him te
The mayor in welcoming Mr. Roo
"We are all here to welcome I
Roosevelt to New York. We hE
watched his progress through. E
rope with delight. Wherever he I
gone he has been honored as a -m
and as an exponent of the princip
of the government of this country.
was received everywhere in Eurc
and honored as no man from tJ
country ever was honored. We gk
in all that and it only remains for :
to say now, Mr. Roosevelt, that
welcome you most heartily and
are glad to see you again."
The Whole Business.
"Mr. Mayor, fellow townsmen, a
to you, my fellow Americans," i
colonel began. A tremendous we
of cheering went up as the wt
"Americans" received especial e
His voice was a little hoarse, 1
he spoke with his usual force and 4
Replying to Mayor Gaynor, C
"I thank you, Mayor Gayn
Through you I thank your comxm
tee and through them I wish to tha
the American people for their gre
ing. I need hardly say I am m<
deeply moved by the reception giv
me. No man could be received by sui
aa greeting without being made to fi
very proud and very humble.
"I have been away a year and
quarter from America and I have se
st-ange and interesting things all
in the heart of the frowning wild4
ness in the capitals of the mighti4
and most highly polished of civili2
nations. I have thoroughly enjoy
myself and now I am more glad th
I can say to get home, to be ba
in my own country, back among pt
pe I love.
Ready to Join.
"I am ready and eager to doi
part so far as I am able in helpi
solve problems which must be solo
if we of this, the greatest democra
republic on which the sun has e'
shown, are to see its destinies rise
the high level of our hopes and
opportunities. This is the duty
every citizen, but it is peculiarly
duty, for any man who has ever be
the United States is thereby Iforev
after rendered the debtor of the Amc
Al. ican people and is bound througho
his.1ife to remember this as his prii
obligation and in private life as mu
as in public life so to carry himsi
re that the American people may nev
:o- feel cause to regret -that they on
if- placed him at their head."
ng "Did I follow copy, 'boys?"' he as
ed as the cheering still lingered ov
a his closing words.
nd A word came back, an appreciati
at chorus from the press stand.
a ,Off for Oyster Bay.
on At 4.15 he left the Alexander hou
ve and drove to the east Thirty-foui
ter street ferry to Long Island in an a
tr- tomobile. Witi him were Mrs. Roo.
at, velt and Mrs. Longworth, Miss Etl
et- Roosevelt and Richard Parr. T
be others of th:e party remained behii
fe- All the way to the ferry, despite t
I., pouring rain, crowds lined the stro
and packed the ferry boat.
he As Col. Roosevelt stepped into I
.as special train at Long Islaid City
lic delegation from Oyster Bay met hi
si- In acknowledgment, the coloi
went to the rear platform *of his c
3," "I. take this opportunity to. tha
)d. my friends and neighbors for this
Lts votion. And I want also to tha
the New York police for the wond4
of ful work they have done today. I 9
n- proud that I was once one of the
he Good night."
it- At Home Again.
er Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 18.-Th4
Ld- dore Roosevelt is back once m(
to among his neighbors. He arrived
Oyster Bay from New 7 -k at
ou o'clock today on a special train
an .6aged by the Roosevelt Neighbors'
soclation of Nassau county, 400 me
,ck bers of which made the trip with hi
a .1-e run from Long Island City
Oyster- Bay was made without a st
Lp- through a driving rain.
Teddy for Governor.
Utica, N. Y.; June 1.-"For govei
or of New York Theodore Roosevel
in That is the slogan of the Repul
Lnt can club of Oneida county, sounded
>ut a special meeting here tonight, wb
a resolitions were adopted ~ calling
other Republican clubs ini this St,
ee- to get behind the Roosevelt boom.
Speeches were made,- all of whi
O.* acclaimed Col. Roosevelt as the c
,ve man to continue the Hughes polic:
:u.. and to unite all factions of the par
an SENATOB SKITH TALKS
es OF ATTACK ON BUL1
pe Tigorously Denounces Cotton Prot
is eution as Unwarranted Interfer
ry enee With Private Business.
ne Washington, June 18.-Senator C:
e ter's ambition to obtain a vote in t
we senate .today on his motion to conc1
in the house amendments to the pc
tal savings bank bill failed to rea
nd zation due to the difficulty of keepi
he senators in the chamber on account
,v the excessive heat. The bill was u
ird der discussion for a little more th
m- two'hours and then went over uni
Monday when it is hoped a vote w
>ut be reached.
ie- Senator Carter's concurrence ii
tion was discussed by its author a
ol. by Senator Smith of South Carolit
who antagonized the motion. l\
r. Carter made an argument in supp<
it- of the house bill as in the interest
nk expediency and progress.
at.. In connection with his speech 3
>st Smith discussed the indictment
en New York of a number of cotton brc
ch ers on a charge of entering into
rel conspiracy to raise the price of cott<
IFinding in the house postal bill pi
a vision for the establishment of a gc
en emnent banking system, he charg
ke that the government was preparing
r- enter upon a general system of intE
st fering with private business.
ed The New York indictments were
ed specimen of such interference
ek 1Referring to the charge that t
brokers had cornered the visible su
ply of cotton, the South Carolina se
tor vehemently deo 3hat "nev
nwas a more bare-f _ ralsehood
ra greater fraud perpetrated than
ed jthis indictment."
tic He reveated his previous charg
-er' that the law had been invokedi
to: put down the price of cotton in t
its interest of foreign speculators a:
of said he had been informed that the
ny torney general had been at one tii
en a partner of the attorney for the ci
er LITTLE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
ut One of the Best in the State.-Ha
ae some Bullding.-Took State
er The accompanying cut is a pic
ce of the school building at Little Mc
tain taken shortly after its com
k- tion last fall. This building, toge
ak with the exterior and interior
provements made, won the first p
of $100 offered by the school .impr
M' ment associatin of the State last -
The Little Mountain school disl
contains about three and one
Tsquare miles, a little less in area t
re the incorporate limits of the t
in The assessable property of the
6 trict is about $63,000, and the p<
lation of the town less than 400;
ts- the people have built a school hi
m that represents one-tenth of the
HAS NO APOLOGY
t. PRESIDENT OF SAXON MI
i- TALES OF PROSECUTION.
en John A. Law, of Spartanburg, G
on 111il Men's Side of Govern
Lte ment Raid.
c The State.
ne Spartanburg, June .18.-When
Les ed today as to the government ind
t ment of the cotton bull operat
with which the name of the Sa
mills was connected in yesterd
S- Associated Press dispatches,. Jno
Law, president and treasurer of
e- Saxon 'mills, made the follos
"We have no apologies to mak
Lr- the New York grand ju.ry, nor to
he torney General Wickersham, nor
r- the Republican administration, wl
& he represents, for .such part as
li- have taken in the alleged conspir
rg which in spite of the governmie
of misdirected opposition has interft
n- and is still interfering with the
an forts to depress the price,.of cotto:
til "Though being a manufacturer
ill cotton, a buyer and not a produce1
seller, we have. never felt that
n atural and legitimate source of nt
ad ufacturing profit consisted in bu:
La, the raw product below its intrii
Er. value, based upon the cost of mal!
>rt the crop or upon the season's scar
of or abundance.
The Mills' Duty.
fr. "The more fruitful field of effort
in the manufacturer should, as we v
k- it, lie along the line of economie:
a actual manufacturing and in ende
n. oring to obtain by opening new n
0- kets or making goods of special ci
v- acter a legitimate profit for the xx
ed ufactured article over and above
to price of cotton. As citizens of
r- South, we recognize to a profound
tent tha. her financial recovery,
a education of her citizens and
he proper development of her natural
sources are peculiarly dependent
he on the obtaining of a fair price
P- cotton, representing not only
n- South's but the nation's greatest
er port valbe.
or "We have deeply deplored thE
in parent tendency of the cotton ma
facturing business to become, nc
es business of small economies, bu
to 'hit or miss' affair, dependent u:
he favorable purchases of cotton dur
ad suddenly manipulated depressi
Lt- land sales of goods prior to the
ne imoraized it.cidents to such depi
>-n.The dry goods market has
able property, and one that Prof.
Hand, high school - inspector, says
ad. would do credit to a town of 2,500
The district carries 7 1-2 mills tax
levy for school purposes, 4 1-2 of
:ure which is for the bonded indebted
un- ness incurred in the erection of the
ple- new building.
:her The school has just closed a very
im- successful session under the mannge
rize ment of the following teachers: V. B.
ve- Sease, principal, and Misses Annie
&in- Davis and Rosalyn Summer and Mrs.
W.- B. Shealy, assistants. Th4 same
ict corps of teachers have been elected
half for another year; but the resignation
han of . the first two mentioned has re
own sulted in the election of F. 0. Black,
dis- .a graduate of Newberry college, and
>pu- a teacher in "the Prosperity high
yet school last session' as principal, and
)use Miss Ellie Jacobs, of Peak, one of the
tax- kraduates of Winthrop this year.
raid made in January, last, after the
shortness of this season's crop was
4 apparent and after the domestic dry
goods market had advanced steadily
along with the cotton market to a liv
LLS ing price for both producer and manu
To Protect. Cotton.
ives "In an effort to avoid- a repetition
of the bear onslaught and a further
depression of values in both cotton
and cotton goods, some of the most
progressive, and at the same timeo
a.sk- most conservative manufacturers of
ict- the South, agreed in the event of a
ors, similar raid, to purchase a consider
xon ble block of spot cotton on the New.
ay's York exchange, to demand actual de
.A. livery of the cotton, and to ship it .
the South for manufacturing purposes.
ring The season's needs of the Saxon mills
'not having been fully supplied, a por'
to tion of the remainder was thus pur.
At- chased and its delivery demanded. An
to examination by the governpnent of the
iich recent education in the New York
we certified stock, as well as an investi-*
~acy gation of the steamship movements
nt's on actual cotton to Southern cotton
~red mills, will afford sufficient refutation
ef- of thei statement that the cotton is
n. now being taken for actual use. It is
of perhaps true that the effect of the
or transaction upon the.dry goods mar
the ket has been greatly minimized by the
an- inexplicable attitude of the govern
ring ment in joining in the hue and cry
asic of 'conspiracy' instead of meting 'prop
ring er punishment to those guilty of en
city deavoring to depress a great agricul'
tural product by selling that which.
they did not possess. The honorable
for department of justice is, in our judg
ew ment, simply 'barking up the wrong
iar- AS TO TROLLEY LINE.
ian- edntHunt of the Chamber of
the Commerce Names Corn.
the -Committee appointed to'confer with
the the proper authorities in reference
re- to extending the inter-urban trolley
up- line from Laurens to Newberry and
for to take such steps as- are necessary
the to accomplish that purpose:
ex- George W. Summer, chairman;
John M. Kinard, James McIntosh, Z.
ap- F. Wright, B. C.1 Matthews, M. L.
au- Spearman, W. H. Wallace. E. H. Aull,
at a 0. .B. Mayer, Alan Jonnstofie, Arthur
t a Kibler, W. H. Hunt, C. D. Weeks, G.
pon B. Cromer, E. M. Evans, G. T. Sum
-ing mer, W. G. Mayes.
ons Chairman George W Summer re
de- 'nests the committee to meet at the
7es-; chamber of commerce at 5 o'clock
not Tuesday afternoon. All members are