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Cotton seed 30 cents.
VOLUKE XLVIII.' NUMBER 60. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CABOLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1910.
HAS BEEN UNABATED
"LET JOY BE UnCONFLNED" IS
Many Delightful Social Affairs Dur
lug the Visitors' Tournament In
Prosperity, July 28.-On Wednesday
afternoon Mr. A. Birge Wise gave a
"college straw ride" in honor of Miss
Louise Brockington, of Manning, and
Mr. J. H. Hydrick, of Orangeburg. The
wagon was surely a college wagon
from the amount of college banners,
pretty college girls and handsome
college boys. At twilight the crowd
-came home singing college songs and
each declaring it was the jolliest of
There was a farewell dance given
'Wednesday evening in the city hall
in honor of Prosperity's many visi
tors. The handsome costumes of the
girls coincided excellently with their
sunny smiles. While gliding to the
sweet strains of the waltzes, or danc
ing to the enthusiastic two-steps, the
town folks and visitors showed their
enthusiasm by happy countenances.
Whether sweetheart or friend, dancer
or spectator, they all left the dance
hall with fond remembrances of a
lappy evening, and all join in the re
frain, "let it come again."
A Delightful Affair.
On Tuesday evening from 9.30 to
12.30 Misses Wise, Russell, Gibson,
Willis and Schumpert entertained de
lightfully in honor of the "tourna
ment" guests at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Wise. The house was
beautifully decorated in Southern
smilax. The color scheme in the par
lor was carried out in red canvas. In
the library there was a profusion of
The guests were received in the re
ception hall, where each was present
ed with a section of a heart with part
of a flower written on it. In this way
the couples were paired, after which
they were escorted to the lawn where
they spent the rest of the evening.
The Ideal moonlight evening was aid
ed by the many Japanese lanterns
which dotted the lawns. On the porch
delicious punch was served by Misses
Mai-y Lizzie Duncan, Tena Wise, Ruby
Russell and Mary Lizzie Wise.
Later in the evening the same
young ladies served the guests with
cream and cake.
Prof. Ed. Werts, of Memphis,
'Tenn., has been visiting his brother,
Mr. J. M. Werts.
Miss Maud Hopkins, of Seneca, S.
C., is spending this week with Miss
Lillie Mae Russell.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler has returned from
a visit to his brother. Mr. Sam Wheel
er, in Hendersonville, N. C.
Miss Della Bowers has gone to Sel
wood to visit Miss Lizzie Dreher.
Mrs. S. W. Calmes,.of Americus, Ga.,
is the always-welcome guest of rela
tives and friends in town.
Mr. J. F. Faust, of Columbia, spent
Wednesday in town.
Mr. J. Arthur Counts is taking the
b,usiness men's trip over the C., C. &
Mrs. E. E. Young, Master George
Wise, Mrs. Joe Hartman and little son.
Everton, are spending several weeks
.at the springs in Williamston.
Misses Catherine Goggans and An
ie Sligh, of Newberry, visited Miss
te Barre Monday.
Cadet Allen Lester has as his guest
r. W. R. Connelly, of Ninety Six.
The U7. D. C. will meet Wednesday.
ugust 3, with Miss Ellen Werts.
By Right of Gift
A disembodied soul that during its
arthly incarnation had had troubles
.tf its own descended into hades. In
its new enmbodiment it was strolling
along whRx a rather pompous air when
it met his Satanic Majesty.
"You act as if you were the owner
of .this place." observed the sovereign.
"I ought to be," replied the new ar
ival airily; "mry wife was giving it to
me right along."-Everybodly's Maga
Is Most Royal
HELD AT PROSPERITY
MEETING UNDER DIRECTION OF
CLEMSON FIELD STAFF.
Interesting Addresses of Practical
Value-Speakers Given Close
Prosperity, July 28.-The Clemson
field staff came to Prosperity Tuesday
and held an institute in the town hall
for the instruction of farmers. The
staff consisted of Mr. James Henry
Rice, Jr., secretary of the Audubon
society; Prof. Perkins, agrostologist,
who was in charge of the staff, and
Prof. L. A. Niven, horticulturist, from
Vr Lthrop college.
The speakers were introduced by
Mr. R. T. C. Hunter, and the audience,
though small, was earnest, and gave
attention to the various speakers,
marking it iwth applause now and
It is the object of these institutes to
convey information through some
specialist who is a practical man, with
The first speaker was Secretary
Rice, who described birds, told what
a bird was, what it did, and why the
world could not exist without them.
The vast insect kingdom, outnumber
ing all the men, animals, birds, fishes
and reptiles on the globe and surpass
ing them all combined in total weight,
was vividly pictured, with the general
life history of insects and amount of
damage done by them in time past to
the crops of the country.
On the spread of this insect host
that always threatened men and ani
mals alike with ex%.nction there was
no final check, but in the work of the
birds, the police of the air.
Mr. Rice explained the hunter's li
cense, and this met the cordial en
dorsement of his auditors.
Prof. Perkins spoke next, explain
ing the need of plants in soil, air, wat
er and fertilizing material to be sup
plied. The earnestness of the speak
er is convincing when he is appeal
ing to farmers not to rob the soil, b
to enrich it. Worn-out soils are not
worn out at all; their fertility has
been temporarily exhausted, but may
be easily restored. The problem be
fore all farmers was to keep enough
humus, or decayed vegetable matter
in the soil. Bacteria rotted this hu
mus and plants fed on it when it was
rendered soluble in this way.
It would not be fair t.. Prof. Perkins
to attempt to give more than a bare
outline of his masterly exposition. He
is a native of Mississippi, and holds
the chair of agriculture in Clemson
Prof. L. A. Niven, who comes from
North Carolina, is one of the most
earnest and delightful speakers before
the public; it is surprising to learn
that he is speaking for the first time
outside his class room. He took up
insects that injure orchards and gar
dens, saying that there was no ex
cuse for rotten fruit; that all such
Ishould be and could be prevented by
the use of proper sprays, and he de
scribed these in detail.
The meeting was delightful and in
structive. These institutes are up
lifting farm life, making the farmer
more efficient and thus swelling the
State's wealth and increasing the hap
piness of its citizens.
The meeting yesterday was *at
Keitt's and today is in Saluda county.
REPEAT SERMON IN COLUMBIA.
Dr. Daniel So States in Card to News
Columbia. July 27.-Dr. J. W. Dan
iel,, whose sermon in Lexington, to
the effect, as reported, "that Colum
bia is the wickedest city south of
IPhiladelphia," will repeat this ser
mon in Columbia. So, Dr. Daniel, In
a card to the editor of the local after
noon paper, writes.
Dr. Daniel adds that the papers are
"sensational." He says that he has
made that same sermon here and he
THE CORN EXPOSITION
WILL BE A BIG SUCCESS
FOUR STATES WILL BE REPRE
SENTED WITH EXHIBITS.
Statement by President Hudson-Five
Thousand Dollars in Prizes for
- the Best Corn.
"The South Atlantic States corn ex- i
position will be a success," said A. D.
Hudson, who is in attendance upon
the annual convention of the State
Farmers' union. Mr. Hudson is pres
ident of the exposition and also of the
S>uth Carolina Corn Breeders' asso
ciation. He is one of the most suc
cessful farmers in Newberry county
and an enthusiastic member of the
Farmers' union. He is a delegate to
the convention from Newberry county.
The corn exposition will be held in
Columbia from December 5 to 8. Four
States, North Carolina, Georgia, Flor
ida and South Carolina, will be repre
The sum of $5,000 has been secured
which is offered in prizes.
There will be prizes for the coun
ties of South Carolina and for 'the
congressional districts of the other
The purpose of the exposition will
be to secure more and better corn
and corn seed that is specially adapt
ed to this climate.
A publicity campaign has been in
augurated throughout the above nam
It is the purpose of the officers to
carry the. features of the exposition
to every farmer in the South.
The exposition has been indorsed
by all of the agricultural papers c-f
the South, the leading dailies and
weeklies and the trade bodies.
It is expected that several thous
and people of the four States will at
tend. Special rates on all railroads
will be secured.
THE NEWS OF BACHNAN CHAPEL.
Crops Looking Better-Pastor Kinard
to Be Installed Next Sunday.
People Coming and Going.
Slighs, July 28.-Mr. Editor, after
an absence of quite a while I will
again endeavor to send in a few lines
to let you and your subscribers
know that I am still in existence. This
long absence was caused by very se
rious sickness. But we are always
anxious for the arrival of The Herald
and News, which we read with much
We have Gen. Green about conquer
ed after a very close battle. It seem
ed at times that we would have to
surrender and hoist the white flag.
The crops are putting on a better
appearance and look more hopeful,
though there is considerable room for
The sick are improving nicely,
which is far more encouraging than
anything else, and it seems that a
ray of sunshine has penetrated
through the dark and dreary cloud'
which we trust will continue until our
trouble passes away and we again
have brighter and more hopeful days.
Many thanks to you, kind friends,
who have proved your friendship by
your acts of kindness. It will al-'
ways be remembered by us. It is in
deed gratifying to us to know that
we have so many real true friends.
Communion services were to be
held at Colony church on last Sunday
a. in., but it was decided to postpone
it until next Sunday morning, the 31st,1
at which time conference convenes.
Our new pastor,. Rev. Jas. D. Kin
ard, will be installed on next Sunday
afternoon by the president of synod.
Rev. Kinard is meeting with the ap
proval of all the members that we
hear express themselves. If he isn't
giving entire satisfaction it truly isn'tj
his fault We feel sure that he is go
ing to do his full duty.
We notice that there will .be an an
nual picnic given in honor of the W.
0. W. camp of Pomaria at Bethel
school house on 10th of August. All
of the members who can conveniently
do so should attend these picnics and
lay aside work for one day of pleasure
and to gather information from the
worthy speakers who address the'
But donesn't the sun shineout th9ese
[HE FARMERS' UNION
[ANY MEMBERS ATTEND SESSION
AT CAPITAL CITY.
tnnual Meeting Began Wednesday
Night in Hall of House of Rep
Columbia, July 27.-The State Far
ners' Union began its regular annual
iession in the hall of representatives
onight, with President A. J. A. Per
-itt in the chair. The program of the
:onvention is far above the average
n intelligence and there is an air of
)rosperity and good will. In some re
;pects it Is the most important meet
ng of the State union held in several
rears. Reports show the union to be
trong and doing good work in its
)enefits to the farming class.
At the meeting tonight definite
ans and arrangements were made
:n reorganize the, union, wherever
iecessary, in counties already organ
zed, and to push the work of organ
zing in those countie's where organ
zation has not been effected. The "ad
ress of State President Perritt show,.
,d the union in the State to be in a
iealthy condition. All accounts
igainst the State union have been
)aid and a small balance is in the
Increase In Membership.
The report of the executive commit
:ee shows i slight increase in the,
nembership of the order over its con
lition a year ago. The committee on
he revision of the constitution made
ts report and several amendments
boking to the good of the order were
made. The number of members of
:he State executive committee was de
3reased from seven to three.
A great deal of very important
work has been outlined, and it is
hought that adjournment will not be
possible till Friday. However, some
>f the working men among the num
ber are clamoring for the session of
the convention to begin early and
work as long as it is necessary, that
ill the work may be finished and ad-,
journment be had by Thursday night. I
It is likely that Mr. Perritt will be
re-elected president, and also Secre
tary-Treasurer J. Whitner Reid. Both
>f these have made efficient officers
and have the good of the union at
beart, and their re-election will be a
!tting endorsement of good work al
At the session tomorrow the time
will be selected for the election of of
Scers. A number of the committees
af the .union will also report on va
rious lines* of work, which has been
A report from the work of the na
tional union will be read, showing the
general condition of the order. Re-)
ports will also be read before the con
vention as to the work accomplished
at the national convention, held in St.
Louis during the month of May of the
"good old summer time?" It is fine
time' to dispose of grass and most of
the farmers have taken advantage of
it and have their crops in good shape.
We haven't heard of so very many
farmers complaining of an overpro
duction of watermelons this year and
would hardly know whose patch.
would do to visit pleasantly.
There are a great many frying size
chick:ens scattered about, and a very1
good crop of fruit of all kinds this
year, prospects for corn fairly good,
cotton improving slowly and the
times we hope won't be so "blue" as
was once thought.
Mrs. Jas. B. Baker, of Whitmire,
spent, a part of last week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. B. Epps.
Mr. I. H. Wilson and sister, Miss
Essie, and Miss- Alice Epps, spent last
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. D.
Q. Wilson and family of near Newber
Mr. Geo. Turner, of Laurens, is
spending several days of this week at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Frank
Miss Ethel Sligh, of near Ebenezer,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. I.
Mrs. Jos. M. Wilson, who has been
seriously ill for so long a time, is im
rovinz slowly now.
The School i
A Full And
PLANT WILL COMPARE
WITH ANY IN STATE
CITIZENS' ]WEETING COMKENDS
BOARD FOR FAITHFULNESS.
Report Shows Disposition of Moneyll
Derived From Recent Bond
The annual meeting of the citizens
of Newberry school district was held
on Tuesday morning of this week in
accordance with the act creating the
district to hear the report of the trus
tees. This was an important meeting
in view of the fact that during the
past year the trustees have had in
charge the enlarging of the schools
and expenditure of $40,000 in bonds.
voted for such enlargement. The re
port was full and exhaustive and cov
eded the acts and doings of the trus
tees during the past year.
The system was established here
just 20 years ago and at that time the
building which was erected was am
ple for all purposes. With- the growth
of the town it became necessary to en
large the school facilities. For that
purpose the question of voting $40,000
of bonds was submitted to the people
and the bonds were voted by a very
large majority. The issues presented
in advocating the voting of the bonds
included the erbetion of another
school building to be used for the
lower grades to be erected in a differ
ent section of the city, and also for
the erection of, a thira building to be
used for high school purposes. The
trustees in carrying out the trust felt
that it was incumbent upon them to
secure two additional buildings to be
erected in different parts of the town,
With that in view they purchased
first the residence of Chief Justice
Pope, including about three acres of
land. This building was remodeled
at small cost and has been made one
of the most comfortable and up-to
date school buildings in this section.
Instead of erecting the third building
on the grounds of the Pope building a
lot was purchased in Martin street in
a different section of the city and the
high school building is being erected
upon this lot Modern and up-to-dat
heating plants have been put in all
three of the buildings. Modern school
furniture has been secured and the
city now has one of the best physically
equipped systems of schools in the
State and ample for all purposes for
a gumber of years.
Beside needed improvements were
also made in the Hoge school which
is used for the colored people. All of
these improvements were made with
in the bond issue of $40,000.
As part of the system might be in
cluded the West End school, the buil l
ing for which was erected by the New
berry cotton mill and is also a modern
and up-to-date school building.
During the past session there were
in the white school 672 children and
in the colored school 470, making a
total of 1,142, with an average attend
ance in the white school of 607, and in
the colored school of 445, or a total
average attendance of 1,052. In the,
white school there were 20 teachers
and in the colored school five.
At the meeting held Tuesday Mr. J.
B. Hunter was elected chairman and
Dr. Van Smith, secretary. After hear
ing the report of the trustees a mo
tion was unanimously adopted en
dorsing the trustees and extending to
them the thanks of the community for
the painstaking and conscientious
manner in which they had discharged
the trust which had been imposed up
on them. As stated, it has been a
strenuous year with our school system
and has required a great deal of the
time and attention of the members of
the board. In addition to the work of
disposing of the bonds and looking
fter the erection of the building,
there has been more or less criticism
and this action of the citizens' meet
ing is a proper expression of the ap
preciation for the faithful and con
scientious work which these gentle
men have unselfishly rendered for the
arancemenlt and thie betterment of
Report of Trustees.
To the Citizens of Newberry SchooF
In complaince with the school lav;
prescribing our duties, we, the trus
tees of the Newberry graded schools,
have the honor of submitting the fol
lowing report for the scholastic year
1909-1910. .. !I'%
Every nation is founded upon some
creed of government. A republic rests
upon the idea that the people are in
telligent; and hence the real founda
tion of our nation is the public schooL
It is the republic in embryo. In the
public school are formed and fashion
ed sentiments whose maturity will die
tate the policy of rulers. The public
school may be said to be the distaff.
from which stern destiny lengthens
out the thread which will make the
warp and woof of our history glorious
with deeds of honor or sullied by
crimes and failures.
For the money which the State ex
pends to maintain a system of public
schools it tightly expects to receive
back a high type of citizenship. Head
training alone is not a just return to
the State for the money expended.
Any system of schools that does not
foster heart-growth along with head
growth is not fulfilling the expecta
tions of intelligent and, broad-mind
of tender years, and lay the founda
tions of intetltligent and broad-mind
ed Ameerican citizenship is the duty
and the privilege entrusted to the
If .the public school is such an im
portant factor in our complex and
modern civilization, it follows asa,
matter ef-fact that to keep its machin
ery in splendid working condition is
a task very difficult and at times most
delicate to perform. Practically every
phase of our government is demo
cratic, and the endorsement of a ma
jority is sufficient guaranty for con
tinued action, but this theory. does
not necessarily apply to school work;
for schools of any nature hampered
by even a minority can not fulfill their
high and sacred mission. To please
the whole people of a community be
comes on the one hand the ideal theory
of schools, and on thle other 'the well
nigh impossible undertaking; for the
progress of the ages has been the~
progress In difference~s in opinion. In
school work if the "najority and the
minority can not be blended into one
whole enthusiastic company, then
certainly the next best thing to do is
for each to exercise the golden rule
toward the other.
For the Newberry graded schools to
become the best system of schools in
the State has been one absorbing pas
sion of the present board of trustees.
More buildings, better equipment, and
more genuine enthusiasm were neces
sary steps toward the realization of
the ideal we have had for the future of
our schools. To secure other build
ings and make needed improvements
a bond issue .was proposed. These
bonds called for $40.000. There was
some objection to voting them, and
hence it followed that every inch of
the ground was stubbornly contested
and fought out in the open, and noth
ing was done in a corner. When the
smoke of that campaign cleared away,
it was found that the bond issue car
ried by a good, substantial majority;
and the trustees stood pledged to erect
two new school buildings, and prefer
ably, on two separate lots. The bond
issue was not shrouded in mystery.
The money was not raised before the
purposes for which it was to be used
were clearly stated. Any one desiring
forgotten facts and information can
readily refresh their minds by a ref
erence to the local papers. The cam
paign has been ended, the bonds voted,
and sold. In fulfillment of our pledge
jto erect two new school buildings we
bought the Pope residence with 2.81
acres of land, and are now having
erected a high school building that
will be ready for use by the opening of
the schools in September.
The Pope residence has been con
verted into an up-to-date school build
ing, It includes five recitation rooms,
offices, cement basement with neat,
up-to-date toilet rooms, storage rooms
for coal, etc., and a boiler room for
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