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VOLUME L, XOIBEB 21. ' NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
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""CHRISTIAN EDUCATION" DEPICTED
IN GRAPHIC LANGUAGE.
Was Preaching in Behalf of the Lutheran
College at Newberry?Ex
tolled Influence of College.
Rev. J. Henry Harms, D. D., president
of Newberry college, preached to
Torero rnn?rp?atinnfi vesterdav in
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St Paul's Lutheran church on the
subject, "Christian Education." Dr.
Harms is presenting this subject to
th>e Lutherans of this State, and also
Georgia and Florida, with the view
of increasing the interest which the
members of the Lutheran church al^
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reaay noid in regai u iu mo
and progress of the college.
The principal service was held last
night, the congregations of Ebenezer
an/i st Paul's uniting in filing St
Paul's church to its utmost capacity
"with an attentive audience.
Dr. Harms in choosing his text from
the call of the Prophet Isaiah to anTowal
tr\ "1 onsrth^vn thv COrdS
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and strengthen thy stakes," declared
it was no less a call which has come
down the ages to the church today,
and claiming the urgent interest ana
the best attention of the reddest
blooded men of the times in which we
li\<e. The church of Jesus Christ, said
Dr. Harms, is the biggest enterprise
in the world. It exceeds in importance
every other enterprise which interests
the mind of man. It is not surpassed
by either political or social en
terprises?this great scheme for the
redemption of mankind.
^ Church Compels Advance.
^The position which the church thus
holds necessarily compels an advance
?a strengthening of stakes. The
church relies on education as one of
^ the foremost means for its perpetua"
tion and progress. In the colleges of
the church her ministry and laity
must be trained for the best service.
LNinety-three per cent, of the ministers
are graduates of colleges. The
'church college does not give sectarian
instruction when it gives the Bible a
.place in its curriculum. The Bibh:
belongs to no denomination, and it
Tightly finds the place in the college
which stands for Christian education
^ and the impartation of character.
Colleges a Factor.
73r. Harms presented many interesting
arguments and valuable statistics
.in behalf of the claims of the "church
colleges as a factor in the work of
Wo ct^tprl that under th\?
commission of the South Carolina Lutheran
synod it was his pleasure to
present the matter of increased endowment
of Newberry c-olkge to the
.Lutherans of Columbia. The plan is
^ to raise $50,000, in order to secure
W -$25,000 offered by Andrew Carnegie.
More than half of the amount of $50,
000 has already be-sn secured. Dr.
Harms will spend several days in the
city in the work, and hopes that the
whole amount can be reported as raised
at the June meeting of th-e trustees.
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The President flaking a Strenuous
^ Struggle to Increase the En.
. v dowment Fund.
Editor Th^ Herald and News:
There can be no doubt that but,few
friends of Newberry college know
what a strenuous effort the president
of the college, Dr. Harms, is making
to increase the endowment of the institution
over which he presides and
which he loves by the much needed
sum of $75,000. One-third of this sum
is promised by Mr. Carnegie on condition
that the remainder be raised
among other friends of the college.
But to collect $r>0,000 in a territory
of two or three States which are overrun
by other collectors is a herculean
task. It would be -easy enough in
lumps of ten or even five thousand
dollars, but when the largest and richLest
givers do not exceed two or three
hundred, it can readily be seen what
high mountain Dr. Harms has unPl^ertaken
Xo one will deny the needs of this
j additional endowment for Newberry
j college, nor can anv one name an in- i
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i stitution more worthy of help than
j Newberry college. Upon it we are de-,
| pendent in the Southern poition of the j
i Southland for the replenshing of the j
ranks of tiie JLumeran miiiibu). ?uc j
public schools of South Carolina re-1
j ceive more teachers from its wall than 1
any other college in the tSate furnishj
es. Our homes are embellished and elei
vated by men and women educated in
! the halls of Newberry college.
Few friends realize what a difficult
| task^it is for Dr. Harms to go from
I city to city, rrom congregation lu cuu- j
| gregation, from man to man, in his
j noble efforts to secure the needed sub|
scriptious, and that too while he must
i bear the ordinary burdens of providj
ing for the current expenses of the
' institution, of performing his duties
as president at long range, of spending
his time like a drummer on the road
when he should be with the students
at college, of absenting himself froia
hie familv in the bosom Of W'hich llG
has a right to be sheltered and to en?
joy himself the same as we, the
friends of the college, have.
I feel that a great deal might be
done to lighten these burdens of our
president and to make his efforts successful.
The town and county of New
berry are tne places most largely auu
1 directly blesseed and benefited by the
location of this institution of learning.
The closest and warmest friends
of the college reside within the boun1
dary line of Newberry county. Now,
let the trustees of the college of whom
a number live in Newberry, call a
large mass meeting in the near future
and lay the matter before the business
men and citizens generally and let at
loact $90 Ann ho snhsrrihpd for the in
stitution and the work of the president
encouraged and brought to a successful
issue. Fifty years ago the
friends and professors of the college
took off their coats, rolled up their
1 sleeves and with the profuse sweat
of threir honest brows saved the school
they loved so well. We do not nee^j
to do that, but we love the institution j
Inst as mnrh and wp must nreserve it I
on its onward course of usefulness and
to do this its friends must adjust the
combination, open the safe and manifest
a large hearted liberality. Let
our president be supported in his loving
efforts and let the institution be
improved and strengthened by the
generosity of its many friends. Un-der
the munificent leadership of the
board of trustees failure is impossible.
A Friend of X-ewberrv College.
KILLED IN TIENDA
Manila Times, Jan. 2'j.
A huge diamond rattlesnake 20 feet
long, 13 inches in diameter and with
a head seven inches wid?, created a
panic in the Chinese tienda at Xo. 21
j Calle uasmannas at n.^yu o ciock
last night, and put up a fierce fight
""before yielding its life after two bullets
and several blows with a crow'
bar had been dealt it by Parrolmen
Card and Lynch.
The reptile was first noticed when
it crawled across the table. The terrified
Chinese rushed yelling into the
street, overturning a lot of small stock
in their haste to get out. When the
patrolmen arrived, me snaKe oacKea
into a dark corner, and there, with
gleaming eyes, blood curdling hisses,
and awesome rattles, fought to the
A Marriage at West End.
On Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
the Rev. J. B. Harmon, at the Lutheran
parsonage in West End, performed
the rharriage ceremony which unit
ed a loving cpuple?Miss Annie JtJouKnight
and Mr. N. J. Kirbv. The bride
J and groom left on the 3.20 train for
I Florence, their future home. Mrs.
Kirbv is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. R. Bouknight, of West End. Both
bride and groom are popular in their
circles. Mr. Kirbv spent six months
last vear in Wwherrv an insurance
agent, leaving here in June, since
which time he hadn't seen his fiancee
until he came to be married, but the
two hearts in the love match were;
faithful to each other and the happy!
marriage was the result.
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* THE IDLER. *
Mr. Idler: I am sure you will be
glad to know your little sermons are
much, enjoyed and appreciated by old
ladies, as well as younger ones, who
cll"2 VISllOI'S LU LUC rC&U 1UUUI, 11 u aimed
me to tell you so, and as you are a
very old man, as you write, so to invite
you to the rest room and maybe
you will have something nice to say
for the ladies' home place, as they feel
that it is theirs by virtue of right,
title and interest in the old county
court house, as much so as county officials
who have a fine new court
house built for their use, but not a
space for women or children. That
is one reason we love the old court
house's east room for we feel it is
ours, to have and to hold and to bring
our babies and rest when shopping is
finished and chat With a friend, and
look out on Main street and see the
sights of the city with all the stores
in sight, and close of doctors, dentists
and postoffice, market and fruit shops.
And there is no fine parlor in town we
prefer to our room. The country
people have good trees and grass at
home, with old time nowers aim smgi
ing birds all day long, so your ap|
peal for a park must be for your city
people, and hope you will get one as
the deed of some noble hearted persons,
who will give the city land for
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country women would not have time
to hunt its rest as we do in a rest
room, in a cozy rocker and at a warm
fire place. So just write something
for our room and the good gentlemen
of your town who have given such
sympathy to us and our little ones,
and when you come our way we will
let you sit under big oaks, walnut and
hickory trees s:iid smoke your pipe in
peace and wri:e little sermons for
The Herald and News, and feed you
on fried chicken, home cured hams
and Dutch oven light bread, and U
you bring a candidate for any office,
be sure that he is on oar side and
stands pat for the country women and
children. One of Many.
The above has been sent to me, and
i I am glad that the women are pleased
with my sermons ana I win rrom ume
to time, continue their delivery. As to
the rest room it is my recollection that
it was The Herald and News which
first suggested the old court house for
such a purpose. That was before I
began writing for the paper. Seems
j to n>? The Herald and News opposed
tearing it down \vh<?n the question was
I submitted to the voters, and suggesti
sd that it be used for a rest room for
the ladies from the country. That
such a room was needed, and that tms
was too substantial a building to be
torn down, and that its location was
such that it would make an ideal rest
room, and that the whole building
should be used for such purposes?
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The down stairs that was not needed
for rest room purposes could be made
into an ideal public library. If it did
not, that is my recollection. And it
could b? used for these purposes to
great advantage to the people of the
entire county. None of the building
should be rented to private parties.
This is a matter that vitally concerns
the merchants of the town and I have
been surprised at their apathy and
indifference to a question that so vi
tally concerns them. But if it suits
them it suits me.
Speaking about preaching and sermons
T wonder if any one can tell me
where to find the following quotations.
In what part of the Good Book do they
appear? If they are not there they
are very true and are very good <exts
from which to preach in this day:
"A man may know his wife, but no
woman knoweth her husband.
"If thy husband kiss thee, count thy
silver; he may have stolen a spoon.
"If he praise thoe, look for Hagar i
in the bushes; he loveth another."
Let m-e give you a few more texts I
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upon wmcn 10 poiiuei. i m-\ ?uij
probably entertain you and keep you I
from idle gossip and that may accom-!
plisli some good. Listen:
"Fill the heart of a woman, and her
mind will not trip thee; but if thou
leavest her loveless she will split thy
hairs with arguments.
"The woman who maketh an idea
and pursueth it and teaseth it into
words may'write a masterpiece; but
she hath poisoned 'the milk of her
"The mind of a woman dwelleth by
nature upon the small point; it fitteth
into the cradle and on the forefinger,
T)ut not into the hatbrim of a man."
I am not going to elaborate any of
the points "to be drawn from these
texts at this time, though they carry
many things that might be said to advantage.
Read them, think on them,
they may do you good. I hope they
will. They contain a great many
j I was reading a story the other day
j of a town which once contained the
I aristocracy of the community and the
wealth as well, but in which conditions
had changed in many respects.
It spoke of the good old julep days
and the king's-grant prosperity which
once characterized the community and
the inhabitants thereof. They had all
eot religion, however, and 'believed
that when you danced, for instance,
your feet took hold on hell. That you
showed the evidence of a fallen nature.
That virtue had gone out of
you. That there was not a girl or a!
respectable woman who had ever
! danced a minuet, or waltzed with a
man's arm about her waist. There was !
I something wrong or contagious either
about the arm or the waist. Then this
statement is made a-nd that is what
I am trying to lead up to: "But when
vr>ur tvecomes Door and re
ligious in his pride, he is one of the
narrowest-minded moral skinflints in
creation. This was why there were so
many well-born, bony, unmarried,
chaste, poor-spirited, women in the
town. It also explained in part why
all the men drank, played cards for
money and went fox hunting in desperation.
The poor creatures instincr
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tlvely revolted against tne iock?u?ai
of such Inhuman respectability. Righteousness
is a terrible thing when a
conscientious fool enforces it. And if
nine-tenths of us did not backslide, the
world would dwindle down to a few
childless ascetics on each continent
and just the devil walking to and fro
with all the natural instincts to tempt
| them back to life." The point that
struck me is that there are so many
conscientiously righteous people (I
went say fools) who are trying to
enforce righteousness upon the people
and who themselves know nothing of
it from experience. Some one has said
I that the severest form of indignation |
i was righteous indignation because it j
| can be indulged to any extent conJ
sci'entiously. Now, don't misunder|
stand me, because I believe in right
| eousness, but the make-believes, wno
are always talking about the unrighteousness
of the other fellow, and trying
to regulate him, when the beam is
sticking way out from they eyes. What
about such? The reformed drunkard,
for instance, becomes the most^intemperate
man in the community in trying
to reform everybody else, and he
goes at it with such extreme measures
that he rarely accomplishes anything,
r in tomnpranf!ft. in modera
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tion in speech and action, in giving the
other fellow credit for the same honesty
of purjK)se, and the same pure
motives, that I claim for myself. But
in this day anybody that does anything
or attempts to do anything will
have his motives questioned, and if
j he doesn't agree with the other fellow
j he is either a knave or a fool or
j both. We need to preach toleration.
I We need to instil the doctrine that the
fellow who happens not to agree with
us may be just as honest as we are
and probably a little more so. That is
the sermon and that's the lesson.
j We need in this day broadmindedness.
Xo one must imagine that the
whole universe rests on his shoulders
and if everybody does not agree with
his notions he must not conclude that
everything and everybody is going
straight to the demnitioa bow wows.
It ain't so. There is some good in j
the people who do not think as we do j
on every question. In fact there is;
soir-? good in the worst of us and it!
should be our purpose to hunt for that
RURAL SCHOOL BULLETINS.
Prof. TV. K. Tate Calls Attention to
Many Bulletins of Interest to
To the Rural School Teachers of
While it is generally known that the
United States government is now issuing
hundreds of bulletins helpful to
farmers and teachers, I feel that the
teachers of South Carolina are not sufficiently
well acquainted with the variety
of these bulletins and the great
possibilities of using them in connection
with their school work. The de^
partment of agriculture has just issued
Circular 19, entitled "Publicat|
ions of the Department of Agriculture
Classified for the Use of Teachers."
This is a pamphlet of 36 pages, and in
j it a teacher may find classified for
ready reference the various bulletins
which may be used in the school room
and in the rural community. Every
teacher in the State should have a
copy of this circular. It may be obtained
by dropping a card of request
+ +V?~. finnrofarv /~?f o omirfVil1n TO fill
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ington, D. C.
Many of these bulletins could very
properly find a place in the rural
school library, and could be distribut:
ed and read not only,by the children
of the school, but by the farmers in
the community. They will add interest
and variety to the work in agricultnrp
anri will <nrov? for thft teacher a
fertile source of suggestions in the
adaptation of her school to the needs
of the community. The following are
noted especially for their direct bearing
on our work in South Carolina,
and teachers should secure them at
once; they are free.
218, "The School Garden;" 408,
"School Exercises in nam rroauction;"
409, "School Lessons on Corn;"
428, "Testing Farm Seeds in the Home
and in the Rural School;" 134, "Tree
Planting on Rural School Grounds;"
155, "How Insects Affect Health in
Rural Districts;" 385, "Boys' and Girls'
Agricultural Clubs;" 422, "Demonstration
"Work on Southern Farms."
Circulars. t ?
60, "The 'Teaching of Agriculture in
the Rural Common Schools;" 96, "Arbor
Day;" 17? "Bird Day in the
Schools;" 24, "The Man Who Works
With Kis Hands."
644, "Boys' Demonstration Work;
The Corn Clubs."
Year Book Reprints.
443, "Does it Pay the Farmer to Protect
Birds?" 518, "Comforts and Conveniences
in Farmers' Homes;" 527,
"Community Work in the Rural High
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W. K. Tate,
State Supervisor Elementary Rural j
Suspended on Account of Measles, j
The Presslv school, in Xo. 11 township,
Miss Mary Refoe, teacher, has!
been forced to suspend for an indefinite
timo rm account of the measles
among the children of the school. It j
is thought that it will not be possible
to continue the session before July.
Chinese Famine Fund,
Previously acknowledged $62.50
Mrs. Kate Monts 2.00
A lady of Helena 2.00
Mrs. Jno. A. Summer 1.00 ,
jrood and try to develop it. We can't
do this by force of arms.
In this year of grace in South Carolina
do we want to instil toleration
and soberness of thought and speech
and try to give the devil even what is
coming to him of the good as well as
of the bad.
What is going to become of our
streets? Did you ever see them in the
condition they are now? They are j
worse than the public roads, I am l
told. A city with all the advantages
X-ew berry has should set the example
in all forward movements and all j
things that are for the betterment of.
tlif- people. The rains are now over
lor a while and the split log drag can
woik wonders if gi,7en the opportunity.
THE OLD DISPENSARY
MATTERS AGAIN AIRED
ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PATTON
John Gary Evans and Attorney Gen*
eral Lyon Deny Blease's Implied
Columbia, March 7.?The statement
by Mr. Avery Patton, of Greenville, a
member of the Ansel winding-up commission,
tha+ threats had 'been ms|de
against his life and that of T. B. Fel;
der, the Atlanta attorney, while ha
| was serving on the commission, was *
I the sensational development at the
hearing before the dispensary investigation
committee this afternoon. Mr.
Patton stated that the letters making
the threats were anonymous and bore
the Newberry postmark. The statement
by Mr. Patton that the author-,
j ship of the letters was credited to the
then Senator Blease, was the striking
part of the testimony. The alleged
connection and the basis for the
charge was not given.
I Ex-Governor John Gary Evans and
Attorney General Lyon denied emphatically
and characterized 'as "without
color of truth" the charge conveyed
in the message of Governor .
Blease, sent to the legislature in 1911,
that an agreement had been reached .
at a conference in Atlanta between Attorney
General Lyob, T. B. Felder,
: John Gary Evans and H. H. Evans
| whereby the latter furnished informa
tion which was used in the "graft*
prosecutions growing out of the old
dispensary regime and in the settlement
between the liquor houses and
the dispensary winding-up commission
under Governor Ansel. The question,
which was^ contained in a message sent
to the legislature in 1911 by Governor
Blease demanding an investigation of
the Ansel dispensary commission, waa *
"What was the agreement had with ,
ex-Governor John Gary Evans and
: ex-State -Chairman H. H. Evans for
| information given by them at confer*'
j "ence held in Atlanta between thesd
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j gentlemen, ailuiucj ucuciai xjjuu
I Attorney Felder?" Both Governor
' s ?
j Evans and Attorney General Lyon said
j no such conference was ever held and
1 that the charge was a pure fabrication,
originating in the brain of Governor
Blease's Reply to Inquiry.
The other feature of-the meeting of
i the dispensary investigating comniit
i foo tVifo mnrninp was the reDlv of
Governor Blease to the marshal of the
committee when he was sent to ask
the governor to lay any information
he had before the commission. That
all the communication he had for them
was contained in his letter sent them
some time ago, that he had nothing
further for them and that he didn't
want to be bothered any more about
the matter." In other words the governor
notifies the committee that he
will have nothing to do with it.
The legislative committee to probe
into all matters connected with the
State dispensary met t^day promptly
at noon in the State library and began
work. The members were all present,
except Representative Cary, who arrived
in the afternoon. Senator Carlisle,
the chairman, presided. The first
matter was the swearing in of Capt
R. H. Kennedy as marshal of the committee.
Senator Clifton examined the
witnesses for the committee. Present
for the morning session were Dr. W.
J. Murray, Messrs. J. Steel Brice, of
Yorkville, and Avery Patton, of Green11
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committee; Mr. W. F. Stevenson, of
Cheraw, who was attorney for the commission,
and who will represent them
at the investigation; Attorney General
Lyon and former Governor John Gary
Evans, of Spartanburg.
John Gary Evans Testifies.
Former Governor Evans was first
called to the stand. Asked relative to
his alleged conference with H. H. Evans,
Attorney General Lyon and Felder,
in Atlanta, contained in the charge *
of Governor Blease in the question referred
to above. Mr. Evans said there
was no foundation- in fact for the
charge of any such conference, and
that it was never held; that he had