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TOLCME L, XtTSBEB 42. ? NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY % 1912. TWICE A WEEK, *?? A YEAR.
Col. D. August
ML SEEK TOGA FROM
. PEOPLE OF NEWBERRY
A MAS WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT
Announcement Made by Mini on
Thursday That He Would be in
Race This Summer.
Col. D. Augustus Dickert, soldier,
scholar and patriot, stated to a representative
of The Herald and News
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oil Tnursaay tnat ne nau aeciuea lo
enter the race for the State senate
from Newberry county, and would be
t in the race to the finish.
Col. Dickert is a gentleman known
not only throughout Newberry county
and South Carolina, but he is
known by reputation throughout the
country. He is the author of several
hooks, most of which deal with the
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War Between the States, in which,
while but a boy, he took a part which j
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>\ uil iui mux Liic aiiu auiiiiiaiivii ,
that soldiers have for a comrade who;
knows 110 fear, and which has en-!
deared him to the younger generation :
which holds in reverence the mem- ;
ories of the days when their fathers j
battled for Southern independence.
The introduction to Col Dickert's
History of Kershaw's Brigade, of
which Col. Dickert was a member,1
? was written by the late lamented i
Chief Justice Y. J. Pope. In that in- j
troauction, unier justice rope paid to j
Col. Dickert as high tribute as one
soldier could pay to another. He
said, in part:
"To do this work, will require that
the writer of this history shall have
been identified with this command
during its existence?he must have
' been a soldier. Again, he must be a
man \vbr? n n hie fflll vir>tinn<3
no toady nor any apologist is desired,
i If he was a Confederate soldier from
principle, say so, and apologize to no
one for the fact. If he loved his
State and the Southland and wished
their independence, say so, and "forget
not the field where they perished." j
Lastly, he ought to have the ability j
to tell the story well.
"The friends of Capt. D. Augustus
Dickert, who commanded Company H
of the Third South Carolina Regimen:
of Infantry, are confident that
he possesses all the quality essential
to this work. He was a splendid soldier?brave
in battle, clear-headed al
ways, and or t.nat equmDrium 01 teni- j
perament that during camp life, amid
the toil of the march, and in battle the
necessity for discipline was recognized
and enforced* with justice and im-:
partiality. He was and is a patriot."
Col. Dickert has been a close student
of political conditions since the
War Between the States, and is one of
the best posted men'in th? State on
public affairs. A man of strong con- j
victions, he has the courage of them, j
for the Senate
THE WHITMIRE SCHOOL
CLOSING THIS EVENING
INTERESTING PROGRAM FOR THE
Other Items of >ews Fro ma Lire and
Whitmire, May 23.?Mr. Robert
Stuart Neilson, of Baltimore, is here
visiting his sister, Mrs. Jno. R. Roeebro.
Mr. Russell Tidmarsh, of Newberry,
visited his mother, Mrs. Sallie TidVt
IIldlMi, Cilio v> CCIV.
Dr. Childs, of Greenwood, after a
short stay with his daughter, Mrs. H.
K. Boyd, has returned home.
Miss Bertha McCarley is spending
the week with Miss Willie Mae Shannon.
She will visit Miss Emma HarN
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grove before returning home.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Abrams and interesting
children had a delightful
day at Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Abrams' on
Mrs. J. C. Hunter, of Union, after a
pleasant visit to friends here, has re- j
turned home. Little Sarah McCarley
Mrs. Annie McCarley has returned
from a slay of three weeks in Atlanta.
She left this afternoon for Mr. B. S.
Hardy's, near Maybinton.
Miss Lois Johnson was in town
Miss Sarah Scott was in town Sab- j
bath. She' was the guest of Mrs. H.
Hon. Geo. S. Mbwer, of Xewberry,
was in town Thursday.
Mr. J. M..Major SDent the week-end,'
with Mrs. Major and the children. The I
little Majors, along with many other
children of our town, have had severe
cases of whooping cough. We are
glad to state that all are getting better.
Mr. Geo. C. Cofield, of Carlisle, has
returned home after a short stay
with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. .7. E.
Mr. J. B. Gordon, who is conducting
a jewelry store at Mr. A. .T. Holt's, has
moved his family hero. They occupy
the Fant cottage recently occupied by
Mr. F. H. Burns.
Miss Frances Rice spent a night of
last week at Dr. R. R. Jeter's.
The Whitmire school will have closing
exercises in the school auditorium
on Friday evening, May 24, The
graduating class this year has been
unusually bright and interesting. The
following are their names and the j;
subjects of their graduating essays:
Coleman Ary?"The Effects of Oratory
on Civilization." <
Ray Duckett?"Modern Travels and <
Its Dangers." <
Ella Watson?"Mr. Carnegie's and :
Mr. Rockefeller's Gifts."
AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN
CLOSING EXERCISES WERE HELD
0> TUESDAY MORNING.
High School Oratorical Content on
Monday Evening?Awards of the
The pride of Little Mountain is its
school. The people have a just cause
to be proud of this school. They have
a building and a school of which a
much larger community might be justly
Droud. In order to erect the build
ing they bonded the district to the full
amount allowed by law, and for the
maintenance of the school levied a
large special tax to supplement
the three-mill tax and the dog and
poll tax. The taxable property of the
district is small, and even this large
levy fails at times to run the school
lanfth /^sirpri anri whArvAver it
does fail, these people, realizing th#
value of a good school to their community,
do not hesitate to go down in
their pockets to make up the difference.
Thi| year they have been able
to run eight months without charging
tuition. The bonds issued were insufficient
to pay for the building which
was erected, and those interested in
the school have been carrying the balance,
and raising money in various
ways to pay the interest. There is no
better investment they coujd have
made for their community.
wAlwAwf io eAm^fhino' nvor
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one hundred pupils, and the tenth
grade the present year numbered fifteen,
eight girls and seven boys, as
follows: George Derrick. Nellie Brady,
Olin Bundri<jk, Verna Huffman, Laurence
Brady, Eula Epting, Burke Wise,
Eva Swygert, Verner Bickley, Birdie
Clark, William Quattlebaum, Jennie
Lee Kinard, Robert Lee Riser, Her?nan
Boland, Leo Sbealv.
The school closed on Tuesday evening.
The sermon to the school was
preached on Sunday by Kev. H. A.
McCullough, of Columbia.
High School Oratorical Conteit.
Some time ago a high school oratorical
association was formed, comprising
the schools of Little Mountain,
Prosperity and Chapin. It should be
stated ithat the Little Mountain school
is one of the accredited high schools
of the State, and, therefore, secures
State aid. It is the purpose of the
trustees, if possible, to add another
teacher during the next session.
The high school association had a
contest in declamation by representatives
of the three schools in the association
at Little Mountain on Monday
night. It was a very creditable
entertainment and four or five hundred
people from the community witnessed
the exhibition. Much interest
was manifested, and all who saw and
heard were high in. their praises of
the character of the exhibition. Johnnie
Langford, of the Prosperity high
school, presided. The exhibition included
addresses by three girls representing
the three schools, and three
boys also representing the three
schools, and two medals were a.warded?one
in the boys' contest and one
in the girls' contest.
Contestants and Subjects.
In the girls'contest were:
Miss Birdie Cl&rk, subject, "Pledged
With Wine," representing the Little
Mountain high school. 1
Miss Evelyn Swaim, subject,
"Mona's Waters," representing Cliapin
Miss Alda Rae Wheeler, subject,
"Hagar," representing the Prosperity
In the boys' contest were:
George Derrick, subject, "The Black
Horse and His Rider," representing
the Little Mountain high school.
Henry Quattlebaum, subject. "In
Defense of Our Flag," representing
the Prosperity high school
Magnus Shealy, subject, "National
Crisis," representing the Chapin high
The judges were: Prof W. K. Tate,
of Columbia; Rev. S. C. Ballentine,
of Leesville, and Prof. 0. B. Cannon,
of Newberry. In the girls' contest the
medal was awarded to Miss Alda Rae
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THE FARMERS BANK OF '
CAPABLE BUSINESS MEN IX CONTROL
Under Tlieir Management and Direction
the Bank Has Bright Future
There is no better section of country
in the entire South than that surrounding
Prosperity, in Newberry
county. The farming lands are good,
they^are owned to a great extent by
E. M. .COOK,
the people who work and manage
them, and the people are prosperous.
Surrounded by such a country,
Prosperity has "been built upon a solid
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prosperous of the smaller/towns in j
the State. One of the highest evidences
of this prosperity is to be
found in her banks.
The -Farmers Bank of Prosperity is
the youngest banking institution in
the town, having been organized only
two or three years ago. It is now
H. T. PATTERSON,
doing a good business, which is con- j
stantly increasing, and under the able!
business men who are in charge of its
affairs, there is every assurance of a
much larger growth in tne future.
The officers and the directors of this
institution are men who have the con
fidence of the community in which J
they live, and it is a confidence which j
S. J. KOHN,
Member Finance Committee.
is well deserved. They are men of
recognized business ability and integrity,
and there are bright prospects
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Be Put On Sc
TAFT'S HOME STATE
| HARMON WINS DECISIVE VICTORY
Harmon Litelv to Havp Entire Dele
srafion of 48 to Democratic Conyention
at Baltimore. '
Columbus, 0., May 22.?According
to returns in hand tonight from approximately
4,500 of the 5,192 precincts
in the State, Col. Theodore
Roosevelt's delegates to the National
Republican convention carried yesterday's
Ohio primary by a plurality
of about 25,000 votes. It now seems
scarcely possible that final results
from the primary poll will change the
nnmhor r*f district delegates for either
side by more than one or two. The
best figures available .tonight show
tnat Roosevelt has 32 of the forty-two
district delegates selected yesterday,
and that President Taft has 10.
Alhough later returns on the Demo-;
cratic presidential prefereace primary
vote give Woodrow Wilson a fighting
chance for one or two more delegates,
t.he New Jersey man's exact standing
will not be known for several days,
when certain belated rural returns
have been secured from dilatory
inflicrps whn trv rnmnlpfe thp
counts in their precincts before taking
a night's sleep.
Harmon to Control Convention.
However, Governor Harmon practically
is assured a complete delegation
of forty-eight delegates to the
Baltimore convention. His lead now
gives him control of the State Democratic
convention, which will select
six delegates at large.
A!so it is said the convention will
provide for the unit rule, which will
force the Wilson delegates selected by
the districts yesterday to vote for the
The delegate at large situation in
the Republican party will not be
known or settled until June 3, when
the State Republican convention is
convened here. The Taft leaders
claim that they will control the State
convention and designate the delegates
at large for the president, but
the Roosevelt managers declared that
late returns show the number of Taft
delegates to the State convention to
be dwindling instead of increasing, as
was announced early today.,
Fought Out on Floor.
There is no question but that the
Taft-Roosevelt fight will be carried
on to the floor of the State convention,
when the final struggle in Ohio
will be made for the half dozen delegates
Tn only 23 of the 88 counties in the
State were delegates to the State convention
chosen. In the remaining
counties the delegates will be named
by county conventions.
Even in the matter of district delegates
an official count will be necessary
to determine the exact result.An
instance of this sort arose today
in the 13th Congressional district.
(Sandusky), v where late returns indicate
that the district will be divided
almost evenly between Taft and
Roosevelt delegates, and Harmon and
Wilson. Early figures gave the two
delegates in this district on th#> Re- i
publican ticket to Air. j art. <. 01.
Roosevelt may now get one of the
delegates and thus increase his total
of district delegates to 33. This would
leave Mr. Taft 9 delegates."
Roosevelt Vote Scattered.
An analysis made tonight of the!
recapitulated Roosevelt vote shows
that the Roosevelt strength was not
confined to any particular section of
the State or to any particular class of
citizens. He carried mining and in-j
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ausiriai "ecuons, sucn as uie hocking
Valley, as well as some of the oldest
and most conservative urban communities
in the State. In Adams county,
where more than 1,500 voters were
disfranchised not long ago for votesellins:.
Roosevelt had considerable
Ichets Will '
tie On Tuesday
WEEK OF PLEASURE
A MOVEMENT BY N'EWBERRIANS
Co-operation Will Make Second Chautauqua
Even More Successful
The public need not be told that the
Chautauqua of 1911 was a grand success.
The hopes of its promoters were
fully realized, and it exceeded the ex- *
pectations of the people of this community.
In the early days of 1911 a
few of the public-spirited citizens,
who had faith in Newberry and .her
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Mr. Plattenburg. Mr. Miles.
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people, organized the'Newberry Chautaqua
association. These men launched
this enterprise without expectation
or hope of financial gain. If successful,
the profit would go into the Chautauqua
fund for the -next year. In
case of failure, these men bound themselves
to pay all losses. Their faith
in Newberry was not misplaced. The
expenses of last year's Chautauqua
were between seventeen and eighteen x V
hundred dollars, and after all expenses
had bfeen paid, the books of the
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five dollars. That small profit will be
used in helping- to meet" the expenses
of this year's Chautauqua. X'^ety
per cent, of the Chautauquas o. Kis
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COL. GEO. W. BAIN
country fail to meet expenses the first
few years, and it is with pardonable
pride that the management can tell
the people of Newberry that their
Chautauqua "made ?ood" the first
year and has a small balance in its
For the second time the Newberry
Chautauqua presents its claim to the
people of this community and asks for
the same loyal support that was gjven
it last year. This is a community
affair, in which all the profits go to
the public by putting it into a fund to
be used in making next year's Chautauqua
better and grander than this
year's entertainment. This is not a
money-making enterprise and every
dollar received over and above actual
expenses will be set aside and used
in getting better and more expensive
talent for the next year.
The management intends to make "the
goal of today the starting point of tomorrow,"
until Newberry can truth- %
fully boast of one of the best equipped
and strongest Chautauquas in the
United States. It can be done by loyal
support and earnest co-operation; it
can fail by indifference and lack of
This community has never had such
an opportunity of' getting so muck