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VoLMExxvm.N1TBR "S. NEWBERRYT. SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1910.TIEAWE,(15 EB
I%vWBEjjRY COLLEGE OPENS.
Ity-Fifth Annual Session Began
n the largest enrolment on any
lopeWng day in her history, and with
an enthusiasm among the alumni and
friends of the institution and a college
spirit among the student body which
-assures further growth and success
along all lines, Newberry college be
gan her fifty-fifth session with the for
-mal opening exercises held in Holland
hall on Thursday morning. The large
-auditorium was completely filled with
-the students and the people of the
After prayer by the Rev. J. D. Kin
ard, the students were extended
greetings and a cordial welcome by
the Rev. Geo. A. Wright, pastor of the
~First Baptist church; the Rev. J. E.
.James, pastor of Aveleigh Presbyte
rian church, and the Rev. Edward Ful
-enwider, pastor of the Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer.
Col. W. H. Hunt, a staunch friend
of the institution, had been invited to
-make the principal addrc> of the day,
s.nd he began by extending a welcome
-to the students on behalf of all the
-citizenship of Newberry. He felt that
the town had been bettered for many
-years by having the college students
in its midst. The town was brighter
when they were here, and they were
'missed when they left. He spoke of
the great opportunities which the stu
dents were facing-opportunities
which were greater than had been
presented to college men in the past.
The new students were today face to
'face with a crisis. They had come
'to be educated, and it depended upon
-them what sort of education they re
-ceived. They were here to train them
-selves for leadership. The nation
needed educated, trained leaders-a
-Christian ladership. The greatest ob
Ject of an education was to build up
character. Be honest with yourselves,
in your work, with your fellow-stu
dents and with your professors, he
urged. He advised the students to
avoid cynicism, and sarcastic and bit
ing words which wounded another.
No man ever advanced his own inter
ests, he said, by seeking to destroy
another. 0ol. Hunt's address was re
p!ete with good advice, was earnestly
delivered, and was appreciated by the
President Harms anounced that the
p'resence of two men who had always
been counted upon to attend these
-openings was missed on this occasion
--that of Chief Justice Y. J. Pope, who
was sick, and Dr. E. P. McClintock,
w;ho died during the year.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, Col. E. H. Aull
-and Dr. A. J. Bowers made appropriate
President J. H. Harms made an ear
-nest talk to the students.
Dr. Harms said:
Young men and women, it is not
-necessary for me to greet you with
-an official welcome. But If I should,
it would not be less hearty and less
sincere because it is official.
Yet, allow me in the name of your
instructors to bid you welcome fo.r
this auspicious opening of its 35th~
'session to the h-alls of this historic in
Every one of you is a bundle of
-possibilities. And I want this com
pany of friends to know, and I want
your parents at home to know, and I
want .the church and the community
'to know, and I want you to know that
as faculty and instructors, we are de
dicated to the tasks of training your
possibilities to the highest possible
efficiency. We have no other business
in the world but that! You are our
husiness. And with love and labor
and sympathy and zeal we are here
and will be here, God willing, for the
-months to come, to do nothing but
-serve y ou in your efforts to secure an
education, to encourage your ambi
tion to prepare for living in the big
strenuous world whither all paths
eventually must lead.
But in this great business we need
your cooperation. No college can
'give you more than you are willing
'to receive. We can not give you an
education if you do not want it. And
if you do not want an education you
hia' e no business here. For with
what measure of desire and ambition
and application you mete out to an in
-stitute, with that measure it will be
meted to you again.
it ih not easy to get an education.
Den't let anybody fool you into be
lieving that it is easy. We tell you
row before it comes to pass that it is
gc;ng to take application and persis
tince to pursue your course of study
with credit to yourself and with credit
to your parents and your friends. I
doubt not that today you have a mind
to work. There is not a young man or
woman here today whose mind is not
made up to work and win. There are
strong enthusiasms stirring in your
heart today, this first day of the col
lege session. Oh, I would that you
could keep hold on these enthusiasms.
and that you could cherish these royal
purposes all throtTgh the year, and not
let go of them for a single day! You
are starting right. Keep right! and
keep right on, and work as you will
wish you had worked when commence
ment time has come.
But we have a strong, unusual con
fidence this morning that this is what
you mean to do. I say "unusual" con
fidence, because we never were as sure
of the quality of our students, in mind
as well as manners, as we are at the
opening of this session. Newberry
college has never yet been called on
to apologize for its student body. Just
the other day I receive a letter from
a lady whose son Is registered as a
student here today, who said, "I am
sending my son to you at Newberry
college because I know it is a safe
and splendid school. I have known a
great many students from there and
entertained them in my home, and I
have always found them to be Chris
tian gentlemen." And we are proud
of that. We have had reason to be
proud of each successive student
bodies. But we are unusually proud
of this one. During these opening
days you have completely charmed us
by the ease with which you have set
tied into your places, as well as by
the plain seriousness and enthusiasm
with which you have begun your work.
And it augurs well, I tell you, for
the session of 1910-11. And I repeat,
we start the year with perfect confi
dence that the results of the present
session will be far above the average
in growth of scholarship and growth
What I want this morning is that
vou should have this confidence in
yourselves. As I looked on at the
"Passion Play" at Oberammergau this
summer, and saw what wonders those
simple peasants had evolved from
their simple genius, I learned as I
never learned before the great lesson
of human capacity. That word "can't"
is a block-head word. You can, young
nmen and women-you can if you think
You will make mistakes. But never
mind them. The man who doesn't
make mistakes never makes anything.
Josh Billings says: "Success don't
konsist in never makin' blunders, but
in .never makin' the same one twict."
If you have work to do, do it, and
save yourself the fretting over it. Re
member that we are here primarily
for work and not for play. There is
no place on the schedule for the man
Work will win its average is sure,
He wins the fight who can the most
Who faces issues-who never shirks.
Who waits and watches and always
Above all we are ambitious that you
should be upright, clean of character,
men of honor in the very least thing
to the greatest. We are Christian peo
ple. ,We believe in character above
culture. To be a Christian is greater
than to be a scholar. We are ambi
tious for your intellectual growth, but
we would rather see you ignorant and
a Christian, than the wiser man is
Christendom. But the doctrine of
Christian education is that we can be
both, Christian and intelligent. Noth
ing is higher than character. The
other day President Taft declared in
Cincinnati that there was more satis -
faction in being upright than in being
president. Nothing is dearer to you
than honor, and that is why I believe
that the honor system in college is
one of its best marks of merit.
In conclusion, we wish you, young
men and women, Godspeed for the new
session of 1910-11, and we beg to as
sure you that the professors of New
berry college count it a privilege to
serve you, both as your instructors
and your friends.
The students have got down to the
real work of the session.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Museum for School-Going Away to
College-Death of Infant
Prosperity, Sept. 29.-Captain Allen
Lester has returned to the Citadel to
complete his course, accompanied by
"Rat" Vernon Wheeler.
Messrs. Chas. P. Barre, R. K. Wise,
McFall Wise, L. D. Simpson, C. M.
Simpson, Colie Wessinger and Willie
Mills of Route No. 1, and Javas Black,
ot Route No. 4, and Miss Rosalie
Wheeler left Wednesday to be receiv
ed again at Newberry college.
The following .young ladies left
Thursday to enter Columbia college:
Misses Louise Singley, Ollie Counts,
Mary Willis and Estelle Dominick.
The William Lester chapter, U. D.
C., will meet in city hall October 4, at
Mr. Hal Kohn, of Columbia, will
spend the week-end with Mr. Walter
Miss Mary Wright, of Newberry, is
visiting Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
Mr. R. E. Shealy is home from Wil
mington, N. C., for a few days.
Mrs. Julia Quattlebaum, after spend
ing two months with her son, Mr. Jas.
D. Quattlebaum, has returned to her
home in Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. Jeff Ham, of near Prosperity,
is now working with the firm of Bow
ers & Dominick.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hunter have re
turned to Newberry after a visit to
Mr. Hunter's parents on Route No. 4,
accompanied by his sister Miss Carrie
Mr. M. H. Dawkins, of Route No. 4,
has gone to Columbia to enter Draugh
on's Business college.
Mr. H. J. Rawl spent Tuesday in
Mr. Arthur L. Black, who has been
critically ill with typhoid fever in
London, according to the last cable
gram is now out of danger.
Mr. Chris. Saner has completed and
is occupying his new residence in
Mrs. E. E. Young is visiting her
niece, Mrs. A. H. Kohn, in Columbia.
Misses Y. Genia and Mollie Harman
spent Wednesday in Newberry.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer will lecture in
Grace Lutheran church Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clock. "A word to the wise
Mr. J. W. Hunter, of Route No. 2,
has interested others in his section
and has removed all the rocks from
the road leading from St. Lukes to
Schumpert's mill. This is certainly
appreciated and we hope others will
help in this god cause.
Mr. Keister Wheeler leaves October
1 for Atlanta to complete his course
in pharmacy. While "Keister" will
be missed at the fountain of the Pros
perity -Drug Co., we are glad to note
that his position will be filled by Mr.
W. F. Dawkins again.
The Saluda chaingang has gone to
work on the approach of the steel
bridge over Saluda river at Kempson's
It has been decided by the manage
ment of the Prosperity high and grad
ed school to add a museum for the
benefit of the students. A donation
from any one will be very much ap
Several w'eeks ago $300 in unsigned
currency was taken from the express
office in Columbia on its way to the
Peoples' National Bank of Prosperity.
Wednesday Mr. S. J. Park, the efficient
agent of the Columbia office arrived in
town with the whole amount in the
original bills with the exception of
one $10-bill which was changed by
the negro stealing the money and
couldn't be located. This shows the
efficiency of the Southern Express
company in the detective business.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A.
Maffet was saddened by the death of
one of their twin infants Tuesday af
ternoon. The funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. S. C. Morris at Pros
perity cemetery Wednesday afternoon
The News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, Sept. 29.--Mrs. Nancy
Matthews, of Ninety Six, visited Mr. A.
M. Counts' family last w3ek.
Good many of our people will visit
Newberry Friday to see the elephant
The weather has been fine for gath
ering peavine hay and picking cotton.
Our 'phone line is being put up
this week and we expect to soon be
Mrs. Reagin and daughter, Miss
Maggie, of Newberry, have been visit
ing Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Messrs. W. C. Dominick and J. B. T.
Scott, of Prosperity, visited our Sun
day school Sunday afternoon. Mr.
Dominick made an interesting talk to
the school which was very much en
In the absence of Rev. Ira S. Cald
well, the Rev. W. A. Blakely, of Laur
ens, who was in Prosperity, cama
down and preiched for us Sunday
afternoon. Rev. Mr. Blakely is an
able speaker and his sermon was quite
a treat for us.
The writer passed the J. R. Watts
home place a few days ago which is
possibly the oldest dwelling house
standing in Newberry county today.
We learned the following facts con
cerning the old home from Mr. J. S.
Watts, Mr. Watts' son, who is still
living in the old dwelling with his
mother, his father having died about
11 years ago. This home is about
three miles east of Prosperity. The
house is built of hewn logs and ceiled
well which makes it substantial and
comfortable. The chimney is large
and in every respect on the old time
order and across back of chimney is
the name "L. Lee, 1792." This is
said to have been a foreigner coming
from the olden countries bought land
and built on it. Mr. Watts is now
building a nice new dwelling near the
C., N. & L. railroad and when com
pleted will be a nice home. Mr.
Watts is also a good farmer. He has
one acre of land he will get 75 bush
els of corn from and has already gath
ered 800 bundles fodder from the acre
of corn. This shows what one acre of
land will do when cared for. Mr.
Watts also runs a little store on his
St. Matthews Lutheran Church.
At St. Matthews Lutheran church
next Sunday morning the holy com
munion will be administered. The
pastor, Rev. J. J. Long, will be assist
ed in the service by Mr. L E. Long.
There will be a sermon in the morn
ing and another in the afternoon. Din
ner will be served on the grounds and
everybody is invited to come and re
quested to bring well filled baskets.
Rev. J. J. Long has resigned this
pastorate to take effect immediately
after the meeting of the Lutheran syn
od. Mr. L. E. Long, who graduated
the past summer at the Southern
Lutheran seminary, has been called
and has accepted. He will be ordain
ed at the approaching meeting of the
South Carolina synod and will take
charge immediately after synod.
Potato With a Long Life.
Here is a sweet potato story, a true
story of a sweet potato. One October
day two years ago Mr. W. T. Harrell
placed a sweet potato on a bracket
on the wall of his room. It stayed
there. It is there yet. When it first
sprouted during the next following
season Mr. Harrell didn't think the
potato was doing any great big stunt,
of course. It was giving vent to its
natural feelings as the only way It
had of showing that it could blow
anyhow. In due course of time the
sprouts were picked off, or out, and
the old potato was left like the last
rows of summer. But the next recur
ring season when that same old and
all but forgotten potato on its brack
et on the wall showed signs of life
and hope of reviving activities in the
fields of agriculture, Mr. Harrell be
gan to ponder over it and wonder at
it. He thought it was going to be
like the old oaken bucket that hung at
the well, live on forever. An old sweet
potato that sprouts every season as it
comes is a natural curiosity and a
Newberry wonder of the twentieth
century. The potato is there to speak
Another Myth Exploded.
"I s'pose a summer cold is bound
to hang on a long time, doc."
"I'll let ycu into a professional
secret," responded the doctor. "A
summer cold is no harder to cure
than any other kind."-Washington
Could Have His Smoke.
The Man in the Chair-I enjoy a
IThe Other--Well, you'll never be
troubled with crowds while you smoke
cigars of that brand!--London Opin
TAKING AWAY LABOREES.
Sheriff Buford Arrests Negro Said to
be Agent of Seaboard Operating
When Sheriff Buford said he was
going to swear out a warrant against
the Seaboard Air Line railroad for
failing to have an emigration license
giving them the right to move negro
laborers out of South Carolina into
another State, he meant it, as his fur
ther actions in thle matter will show.
The people in North Carolina say that
the Newberry sheriff is the first of
ficial to bring suit against the rail
road in this direction. As Sheriff Bu
ford said to the sheriff at Rocking
ham. "Don't let the money of the
Seaboard people outrage justice," it
i1 his slogan in his fight for the peo
ple against the railroad.
According to his promise to return
to North Carolina for the negro and to
swear out the warrant against the
Seaboard, Sheriff Buford left New
berry last week for the scene of ac
tion. It will be remembered that he
made this threatening promise upon
his return to Newberry from North
Carolina with the three negroes he
had had arrested at Rockingham, on
warrants charging them with violation
of labor contracts with Newberry far
mers. One of the sheriff's latest
trip to North Carolina was to bring
back the negro charged with
soliciting labor without a license, this
fourth one, it will be recalled having
been prevented by the Seaboard from
accompanying the other three without
requisition papers. As before stated
this negro was willing to come with
the sheriff but the Seaboard balked
the effort of the sheriff. An attorney
for the road demanded the papers and
applicatioa was at once made for
them, but there was a hitch in the pro
ceedings, not due to the work of Sher
Jake Lever is the name of the ne
gro charged with enticing laborers for
the Seaboard without license by the
railroad for that business, and Sheriff
Buford says that on account of the
complaints coming to him from all
over Newberry county of negro labor
ers being enticed by the Seaboard
from the farms and taken to work on
the road in North Carolina, he is go
ing to do his best to put a stop to it.
As he says, the farmers lose their
hands and the railroad is to blame.
and he is not willing to submit to suchi
an outrage, for it is an outrage and
one of the worst sort, and a great in
jury to the farmers.
After a hard and persistent strug
gle Sheriff Buford has won the fight,
which will save thousands of dollars
to the farmers. He was balked at
every turn and turned down, but he
has come out on top at last.
He went with requisition to Rock
ingham last Friday, but had to "tura
round and come back" as he was serv
ed with habeas corpus papers, the
next Monday having been appointed
as the day for him to appear before
Judge Allen in circuit court at Roch
lgham. Last Sunday Sheriff Buford
left for Rockingham and at the ap
pointed hour he was in court. The
sheriff was well armed with points
of law. He knew his business. He
had a certificate from the treasurer
that no emigrant license had been
granted the railroad. He furthermore
carried with him the act bearing upon
the subject, the act that distinctly and
expressly says "no person shall carry
on the business of an emigrant agent
in this State without having first ob
tained a license therefor from the
State treasurer." A license for such
business costs $2,000 in each county
in which the agent operates or soli
its emigrants for each year so en
gaged. The punishment is by "fine
not less than one thousand dollars
and not more than five thousand dol
lars," or imprisonment "in the county
jail not less than four months, or con
fied in the State prison at hard labor
not exceeding two years for each and
every offense, within the discretion
of the court."
Notwithstanding the strong breast
works with which Sheriff Buford had
fortified himself, the leading counsel
for the Seaboard Air Line asked for
a continuance until the 27th. The bat
tle was fought. Sheriff Buford had
employed Lawyer A. S. Dockery, of
Rockingham, to represent him, the,
judge having instructed the sheriff
to employ counsel. Lawyer Cameron
asited the nproecuting offier. But
the prosecution, after exhausting all
its ammunition in fighting the re
quisition and claiming that it was not
an extraditable case, failed to carry
the point, and the Newberry sheriff,
whom the people of North Carolina
are warmly congratulating as having
won a great victory, returned Wednes
day morning with the prisoner, Jake
Lever, the railroad's emigr4tion agent,
making the fourth and last negro the
sheriff had business with in North!
Carolina in this deal. The names of
the three negroes first brought back
without any trouble and jailed are
Shide Summer, Dave Summer and
The good act on the part of Sher
iff Buford ought to be and doubtlese
is appreciated by the farmers espe
cially, as the railroads have given no
end of trouble in the past in this rol
spect and r.ave caused uini great
financi.a loqs Sheriff But. - d has
taken the bull by the horns" and has
V,ne what no other sheriff ha3 done.
Death of Mr. H. A. Maltiwanger.
Mr. H. A. Haltiwanger died of ty
phoid fever at 6.30 Tuesday evening
at his home in Newberry after an ill
ness of about three months, and the
remains were taken on the 12 o'clock
train Wednesday to Peak, his former
home. Mr. Haltiwanger had been liv
ing in Newberry five ,or six years and
conducted a store on the edge of town
out east Main street. The neighbors
say that he. was a good man and kind
neighbor and that he will be missed
from the neighborhood. He was a Lu
theran and leaves a wife to mourn her
loss and to receive the sympathy and
consolation of the community. Also
surviving him is a sister, Mrs. C. H.
Alewine, of No. 2 township. Other
sisters and brothers are living in Lex
ington and Aiken.
Newberry in the Picture.
There was a grand and glorious
time in Laurens. Wednesday at the
unveiling of the Confederate monu
ment. Mr. W. G. Peterson and the
Newberry band were present. From
the account of the ceremonies the fol
lowing paragraph is taken:
"The battle flag so proudly carried
at the head of the parade was that of
the Third regiment, Kershaw's bri
gade, and bore the marks of at least
one shell and possibly 30 minie balls.
W. G. Peterson was possibly the only
one present who had ever been de
tailed to act as color bearer for that
standard under which so many men
had given their lives."
The Newberry band headed the
parade, and furnished the music for
"After the regular program, the
Newberry concert band, under Diree
tor W. A. Wherry, gave a delightful
concert on the court house square. The
veterans were also entertained at
dinner and many courtesies were
Church oif the Bedeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, Pastor.)
The following is the program of di
vine servicees at the Lutheran Church
of the Redeemer next Sunday:
11 a. m.--The morning service with
a sermon by the pastor on the sub
ject: "Give Satan No Place." Text,
Eph. 4:27. In this Epistle lesson for
the 19th Sunday after Trinity Paul
gives us a fine message, one that com
es home to us who are living in this
modern period of the world's history.
Nearly all of the great preachers and
reformers of the past had vivid con
ceptions of the personality of satan.
Luther, while in the Wartburg threw
his inkstand at this enemy of man, so
strong was his belief in his real per
sonality. In modern times we are in
danger as preachers and chunrch mem
bers of drifting too far from this
thought. Some places where he is'
given place to man's hurt will be dis
cssed in the sermon. There will be
Sunday school will meet at 4 p. m.
instead of 5 p. m. as formerly. Classes
for the young men of the college will
be formed as usual. The classes in
the catechism will be organized at
3.45 p. m. just before Sunday school
meets. Parents will see that the chil
dren come on time.
The public is cordially invited to
all the services.
Little Eddie-Say, pa, do political
enemies belong to different parties?
Pa-No, my son; they belong to dif
f rent factions of the same party.