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"Ladies and gentlemen, before this
very inspiring conference concludes I
want to introduce to you the organizer
of the first tomato club for girls in
the world," was the dramatic statement
by Miss Virginia Moore, of South
Carolina, whose clear womanly voice
. has rung through the four walls of
nearly every little one-room school
house of rural Carolina as well as in
the bigger normal schools, and she
led from her chair the rather shrinking
figure of a girl, and presented the littie
mnrhpr of tomato clubs.
The occasion was one of the many
sub-conferences helcl-under the conference
for education in the South in
Nashville, for this particular conference
hinged on the human interest
s theme of the girls' tomato clubs of
the country, as led by women who for
the past year have organized them in
every agricultural State in the Union.
Miss Moore is director of school improvement
work in South Carolina.
Dr. Bradford Knapp of the farm
demonstration department of the de-1
partment of agriculture, had made the j
leading address and drawn brilliant j
reports from the women of many
^ States; he had gone to another meet- j
ing. It was growing late; the group
were beginning to consult their j
watches with the knowledge of other
inrhan "tho rrmthpr r?f tomato
VaiXO) Tf JUVU 4MWMV. w- - ?
v clubs" took the floor. She is not near
the height women claim as "medium."
She does not weigh a hundred pounds.
She looks scarcely 18, and when her
voice first broke upon the silence her
introduction commanded it had the
note of weary womanhood blended
with the long \accentuation children
of the country give the last word of
i "Well, if Miss Moore thinks it Will
* do any good I'll tell my story," she
said. Before she had spoken five minutes
pencils slipped from nervous fingers,
note books were laid aside and
white tissue veils were drawn from
women's faces that they might see as
well as hear. Doctors of theology, university
presidents, editors of national
note lost themselves in emotional following
of the drama of rural life interpreted
by that heroine of the remotest
scene in which these dramas
centre the teacher of the rural school.
>"o Studied Effects.
There was no need for studied effects;
no epigrammatic efforts; no
play to the emotions, but just the intensely
held thoughts and sentiments
of the speaker as she conscientiously
related facts of the homeliest problems
which can be converted into the
most beautiful truths of life.
Her voice grew higher when lost in
!her interest in the subject, two red
spots came on her cheeks under black
deep-set eyes and she appealed in her
tones when she brought her audience
f -with 'her over muddy roads and rocky
roads to the little barren schoolhouse
or the court house in the rural centre
where 6he fairly forced the girls of
that, community to unite to form a tomato
club. They did not want to?it
did not sound stylish, and she had to
reach, out and verily drag their interest
in, as the circuit rider preacher
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aoe? wuen ue laues an muiuereuL
4 "I am Marie Samuella Cromer," Miss
And she thus told her story to me:
"I had had much. experience as a
country school teacher, my first teaching
done in a little school about four
miles from Abbeville, S. C. I was bom
in the country. I live in the country;
I know its lonesomeness and sleepy
spiritedness. I love the country and
the country people, and I made up my
mind I was going to do something for
the little girls of the country. I felt
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sorry xor mem; ior scnooi was an uiey
had to go to, and one could not always
be telling them of school and
keeping them in school to talk to them.
They needed something to keep the
thinking up when school was over and
they went home. It was not bright at
home; it wasn't bright at school, and
there was not much interest in going
from one place to the other, and that
was about all there was to do.
" 'Marie Samuella Cromer,' I said to
myself, 'what is the use of your thinking
these things if you do not do something
about it' I had talked before
fho, too/>horc of the OOlintV
I had begun to work as the school improvement
director in the county, but
it seemed to me that there "was so
much about the school and so little
about the home, and so little to be
brought from the school to the home.
Chrysanthemum Club Suggested.
"I had taken charge of another
school, further out than the one I had
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Her Story. I
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been teaching in, because I thought
: the people further out in that, commu;
nity needed more what I might l>e
j able to do for them, little as it was.
Still, 1 had not found the point of interest.
1 talked about it. to the other
teachers, and to the county superin- j
j tendents, and somebody suggested I
i chrysanthemum clubs for the girls.
But that did not seem practical
"I spoke to Mr. Ira Williams, the i
| corn club director in our State, and |
: he suggested a plan by which the girls |
| of the community should be taught to j
I make good cornbread and muffins, j
That was a venture, in a way; but I !
felt I had been something of a success
teaching school, and I questioned
whether I could teach them how to
cook good bread or muffins, so I deI
\ clined the bread proposition.
"Finally, I said to Mr. Williams:
| 'Why don't you start canning clubs ;
! for the girls like you have corn clubs i
| for the boys?' His reply was: 'About I
; fiftppn Vmnrirftri neo.nlp have asked me i
that, but nobody lias done it.'
| " 'Well, if it is just a matter of some- j
body doing it, I'll do it'
"He laughed and doubted that I j
could; but I had always intended get- j
ting'a canning outfit for myself, as I;
like to work with tomatoes, and knew !
there would be money in it. But, how |
i was I to start? Where was the money j
! for the prizes to come from? I knew |
j the girls would not want to do the
; work without some inspiring object. .
"The county superintendent, how- j
; ever, was encouraging. He suggested
I begin with a tenth of an acre near j
the schoolhouse where I was teaching j
and then reach out in the county and j
organize the girls. I started, but I did j
not seem to be able to get the interest.
Some of the girls were scornful about i
'work with tomatoes,' some of their
parents thought the teacher ought to
stick to her job of teaching school;
and I saw I must have money for
prizes, so one day I just put on my ;
best clothes and went over to Aiken
to see Mr. John D. Rockefeller to ask
him for the money. He was out riding
once; busy another time (they said),
and after a second fruitless visit, I began
to write him notes. I don't think j
he ever got any of them, because he i
never sent me any money. The secre- j
tary wrote polite notes for him.
"Then I wrote Mr. Thomas Hitchi
cock, of New York, who lives at Aik
en. I failed there, at first; but, God
bless Mr. Hitchcock?but I have not
come to that part yet.
Ashamed at Thought of Fail?<re.
"And it looked to me for a while as
if I was losing out in my plan. But
I shamed myself at the thought of
failure and I determined to make one
grand effort. I called a mass meeting
at the court house one night; I sent
word to everybody?men, women and
children?to come; that I had something
important to tell them; and I
determined to offer a prize myself,
and that nothing less than a scholar- I
ship at Winthrop college.
" 'You are crazy,' said the county
superintendent, for he knew I had already
spent my money I saved in the
school improvement work. 'Where are i
you going to get that money?' j
"I did not know when I offered the
prize, but I made the kind of speech
that got them all; I offered the schol-:
arship, and the result was the girls
got interested and the first club was
organized January, 1910.
"Then to every school house in the
county I planned to go; the clubs began
organizing, the one-tenth acres
everywhere doing their work, but that
prize money was not coming!
"I went home one night feeling awful
sad and down-hearted. I was
boarding then with the mother of the
; superintendent, and after I had my
j supper I felt I could not sit with the
j others without sighing, and was about
to go, when the superintendent handed
me a letter. I remember every incident
of that night because it brought
me to the realization of my scheme,
the success of the tomato club.
"I opened it and, good people, what
do you think it contained? The prize
money from Mr. Thomas Hitchcock!
Well, I could not tell them what had
happened. I threw up my hands; I
cried out with ioy; I just danced
around the table, and I cried and
laughed and said I am so happy!" and
as Miss Cromer rehearsed her joys
witn cniiaisn realism sne surrea ai.
that was tender and sympathetic in the
group hearing her story.
"When the story of my tomato club
was told by Dr. Seaman Knapp to Mr.
Secretary Wilson the latter said: 'I
will give the $100 for prizes out of my
own i.ocket.' But there was no need
for that, for very soon afterwards
there was the movement of the tomato
clubs started everywhere, and in August,
Mr. O. B. Martin, who is the director
of the farm demonstration work
for the department of agrictuiture m
Carolina, announced that for the merit
and feasibility :>f my plan I was appointed
director in South Carolina of
the Girls' tomato clubs, called now the
Canning and Poultry clubs. Twentylive
thousand dollars has been given
by the general education board for the
work among girls," explained Miss
Korkcfcller Did Give .Honey.
"So, after all, Mr. Rockefeller did
give the money," somebody suggested
"What Mr. Rockfeller gives to that
board?it is his money," and Miss Cro-j
mer reproached herself bitterly. "I
will write him a note at once and j
thank him," she said. "I have really
had very hard feelings toward him for
not sending me the money for that first
prize I wanted.
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"Yes, the girl who won the prize for j
the first clubs I organized went to i
Winthrop college and is doing splen- i
did work there.
"Yes, it is true I have been asked J
to go and tell the story of the work;
I have tried to do in the country in j
the church of which Mr. Brown of the I
Union Theological seminary is pastor j
in New York. I met him in the conference
for education in the South.
You know those people there are working
it out. They have got the church
worked up now, and if the church gets
into this work to wake up interest,!
and the school and the home, then!
the boys and the girls and the fathers :
and mothers can be made to be inter-;
ested in the same things, and the vital
things which they have not been wak-J
ed about . It will be a new?a bless
ed?life in the country-. All Dr. Wal- j
ter Page said could happen in the <
country was true when he addressed'
the conference. It was good and true!
and I wish I could remember it ail to
take back home!"
The Macon Reunion. j
Editor The Herald and News: The;
following letter was sen. by me to;
the Columbia Evening Record on Sat-:
urday last, but has not appeared in
that paper. In justice to the veterans,
I wish you would publish it in
The Herald and News.
Yours very truly,
M AT R11 ford.
Newberry, S. C.
To the Editor of The Daily Record:
It is mortifying and annoying to all;
Confederate Veterans, and to their
friends, to read, in your issue of 10th,
instant, the following paragraph: ;
"The Confederate Vets in Macon for-:
got the war was over. They raised j
, r. i-Ko no a +ho fj-poriria citv!
CL UiOlUI UU1IVU *xx ^ 0 ? ,
on Wednesday that the militia had to
be called out to restore order."
The charge is slanderous and un-:
true. There was disorder in the convention?a
good deal of noise, a good
deal of loud talking, and frequently
several persons attempting to address j
the convention at the same time. But;
there was no "disturbance" "raised"!
"in the city of Macon" requiring the:
militia to be "called out to restore or- i
der." I attended the reunion through
Tuesday and Wednesday, and mingled
freely with my old comrades in the
^ ' - r- Ori/1 ot fllflir
convention, uli me succis auu m. wvn
quarters, and I never saw a large
crowd better in their deportment. I
never saw a man who appeared to be
intoxicated or ill-behaved. On the con- |
trary, the Veterans were sober, digni-!
fied and gentle, and evinced their ap-j
preciation of the munificent hospital-i
ity of the city by conducting them- j
selves with perfect propriety. The o.
ly boisterousness I saw or heard c
Was llie ClctlilUr 111 ULlfc} cuurcuuvu Lian,
which I have mentioned, and it certainly
was not needed to have the
militia "to restore order."
I hope that you will properly correct
that paragraph; or, if you refuse
to do so, that you will furnish proof
of the facts it asserts. The Confederate
Veterans are ready for investigation.
Yours very respectfully,
M. M. Buford,
Adjutant James D. Nance Camp, No.
Newberry, S. C., May 11, 1912.
JOHN JAMES HEMPHILL
DIES VERY SUDDENLY
Former Member of Congress and Well
Known Member of Washington
Bar Stricken Down.
Washington. May 11.?Funeral services
for John J. Hemphill, for many
years a representative in congress
from South Carolina, who died this
morning shortly after 12 o'clock at
his residence, 2108 Bancroft place,
from an acute attack of angina pectoris,
will be h(\'d here Sunday.
Feeling in the best of health Mr.
Hemphill yesterday attended the garden
party given by the president and
Mrs. Tali and later went to a reception
givn by Mrs. Thomas Gaff. At
th latter place lie was stricken. He
was rushed to his home and died
shortly after Dr. Sterling Ruffin, his
HFpninhill was hnrn in Cluster
in 1849, studied law under his father
and was admitted to the bar in 1870.
He served several years in the State
legislature a ad later was electd to
congress. As chairman of the district
committee he beetle much interested
in Washington, his later home. He
was a member of the Metropolitan and
Chevy Chase clubs and also a prominent
member of the bar of the district.
Mr. Hemphill's widow, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hemphill and a son, .John -I. Hemphill,
Jr., a student at Princeton university,
He was a fine, manly-looking fellow,
and there was the unmistakable
stamp of honor upon his face. Any
one seeing him for the first time
would have felt strongly drawn toward
him. How any one could deny
onv ronnoct fhaf h^ miorVit -moire eo?m?.
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ed past comprehension, and yet, in
spite of all his pleading, her father
"I have said no three times, Mr.
Tawney," said the old gentleman,
"and my no means no, especially
when thrice repeated. I like you personally
very much. I know you to j
be a fine fellow, and the soul of honor, \
but it can not he."
The young man looked down at the
brim of his hat and nervously twirled
"I quite appreciate your feelings,
Mr. Peters," lie said slowly, "and I
can assure you it embarrasses me
more than I can say to continue to
seek your acquiescence in my proposal.
Yet I can hardly do otherwise
in strict honor. Your consent I regard
as essential, and it seems to me that
your daughter's wishes?she has
spoken to you, hasn't she, in the matter?"
"She has," said the banker.- "A dozen
. "I knew she would," said the young i
man. "That was definitely under-!
stood between us, not only that 11
should speak to you, but'that she
would also. I will add, however, that
had she not requested me to do so I
should not have spoken to you."
"You mean to say you would have
put this thing through without my
consent?" demanded the old man.
"Most assuredly," said the young
man. "Your daughter's yes, together
with her mother's approval, would
have be^n suffic int. for ni?. Your
daughter, however loyally insisted
that in a matter of such importance
you should be consulted."
"Well, that does not affect my decision,"
said the old gentleman.
"I am to understand, then," said the
young man, rising, "that despite the
fact that your daughter has expressed
to you the dearest wish of her heart
and that I have come here honorably
to lay the matter before you, her
mother consenting, you still decline
to consider my"?
"I do," interrupted the banker, im
patiently. "My answer now, henceforth,
and forever is no, no, no! I will
go so far as to add, sir, that if you
can give me any idea as to how many
times I must repeat that no before
you are convinced tliat I mean it, I
will say it that many times offhand
or will instruct my stenographer to
write it down on paper for you that
many times, thus relieving you of
any assumed obligation to return."
"I am quite satisfied," said the
young man, walking toward the door,
"but," he added, pausing on the threshhold,
"let me tell you this: It will
jbe many a long and frigid day before
J -1 1- ^ _ T
j you gel anouier caance sucu as i
! offer you to buy a $6,000 limousine
I for $4,500. If you want to throw $1,500
out of the window, it's your lookout,
not mine. Good morning, sir."
And putting his hat jauntily on his
head the young automobile salesman
walked out of the office without mak>
or coin + V*r* KoriL'Dr'c? HdnchtPT*
i A11 ^ LliU OQ1C tiivi/ uuix ivvi o uuii^iibv*
i had led him to believe he might make
considering his winning ways and her
own undoubted dea>e to possess the
new 3 913 Squibb-Watkins sixty-horse
power shopping car, with detachab]-3
limousine top and wind shield thrown
TO DRAW JUBY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C., will on the 24th day of
May, 1912, at 9 o'clock a. m., in the
office of the Clerk of Court for said
County, openly and publicly draw the
names of 36 m?n who shall serve as
petit jurors at the Court of General
Sessions, which will convene at Newberry,
S. C., June 10, 1912.
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
May 13. 1912.
NOTICE OF FIN" A I. SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make final settlement of
the estate of Elizabeth Sohumpert in
the Probate Court of Newberry County,
South Carolina, on June 15, 1912,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and will
immediately thereafter apply for a
final discharge as executor. All persons
holding claims against said estate
will present the same, proved according
to law, and all persons indebted to
said estate will make settlement forthwith.
J. A. FOY,
Executor of the Last Will and Testa-j
mont of Elizabeth Sehumpert.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
cnr*rt ott1 rn\T\Tnv pt paq
Milling-Moore Mercantile company, a
corporation, Plaintiff, against Tom
By an order of the court herein, 1,
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the Court House at Newberry, S. C.,
during the legal hours of sale, on j
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| lowing described property, to wit:
I All that certain lot or parcel of i
! land, situate in Newberry County, i
State of South Carolina, containing 69 j
feet by 200 feet, and adjoining lands :
of Z. H. Suber, the church lot and oth- i
ers; being the same land conveyed to
Tom Kinner by A. J. Gallman.
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i pear before me, in the Court of Pro-1
i bate, to be held at Newberry, S. C., on
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! forenoon, to show cause, if any they
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