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TO THE 3IEJIOKY OF
J. i>.UHMAN SMELTZEK
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE l.)_
Our will ar? ours, to make them thine.:
"Our little systems have their day;
They have their d^y and cease to be: I
'jfhey are but broken lights of thee,
And thou, 0 Lord, art more than they.
"We have but faith, we can not know: I
For Knowledge 01 iumgs >>c bcc,
And yet we trust it comes from thee,
A beam in darkness; let it grow.
0 "Forgive our grief for one removed,
T,fcy creature, whom we found so fair,,
We know he lives in thee, and there i
^ And there we find him worthier to be;
Mr. G. H. Ballentine said:
"On an occasion like this we feel
more like silence arjd meditation than
speaking. But Newberry college does
well to honor the memory of a man j
"Since I have been a student at1
Newberry, I have known no student;
that was more universally loved than j
Bachman Smeltzer. And there was a;
reason: Not only because of his noble
x-- oointo/1 Rov Hr Smpltz
ancestor, mc a??"vu ? - -
er, not only because of his ability as
a student, not only because of his rec-j
ord as an athlete* but because of his
^ne, manly disposition, because of the
migh ideals for which he -stood, because ;
of the honesty, purity and unselfish-1
ness which was so characteristic of
him, because of his loyalty and unselfish
devotion to his friends and his
"Though it is hard for us to understand
this dispensation of an All-Wise
Providence in removing this, our
friend, at what seemed to be the be-1
kginning of a most promising career, j
yet those of us who knew him best
realize most that he lived not in vain,
[or the impress of this pure, clean,
Christian life upon us will ever stand
'ut before us as a shining light, as an
inspiration in the building of that
v r&gher, nobler, Christian character and j
we feel that we can best honor his i
memory by following his noble exam-!
Mr. Jesse Ballentin< said:
"However well our departed brother
mieht have been known in other de- j
partments of his college life, there |
was one department in which many of j
you did not have the pleasure to know;
him as I did. This was in the Prhena- i
v kosmian literary society. In that spe- i
cial department we had access to the i
6tudy of that noble character. In the]
three years of my connection with him
in that bodv there was nothing in his i
conduct that was not most becoming
for that of a Christian gentleman. He
Boon won the confidence of that entire
Jjpdy, who gave him due honor for
hl^services and example, having selected
him as a representative of the I
society on the debating team in i
'March, and at a later time having hon-1
ored him by the presidency of the society.
Y?t all this did not repay for J
his bright example and his untiring
efforts to r&ise our society work upon
a higher and a nobler plane. So then,
we of the Phrenakosmian society are
indebted to the college for furnishing
to us a man 01 such sterling qualities.
We owe something to the memory of
this departed brother. His death nas
been a great shock to that body, especially
so because it was his intention
to be connected with it in this coming
college year. But his chair has besn
vacated and can not be filled. The
society will miss his sound judgment,;
which was <ilway6 backed by clean
morals, honesty and uprightness. His !
society interest did not die with his:
graduation; just a few weeks before!
his death I received a letter from him
speaking of society and plans of this 1
5*ear in that work. x
"There was a cnaracteristic manifested
in the life of this young man,
which has impressed all who knew j
* 1 ' /-wf? ? in Q1]
.mm, cieaniiness. vyicaiiimcoi
the phases of college life. On the athletic
field he never stooped to anything
low and degrading. We know
that the temptation to foul play is especially
great in this field. In his
daily walk he did nothing of which he
should have been ashamed. He was
indeed a pure young man.
"To know, this young man was to
love him. This seemed to be a rule
throughout his entire circle of friends.
One never realized the great number
of people who knew him until the
'Dews of his^death was rumored abroad.
In this city all were his friends.
Through his four years of training
here he had learnea to Know most in
the people,, and they had all become
attached to this noble young man.
Their attachment to him was expressed
materially by a beautiful tribute
paid him on the day of his burial. The
city of Columbia# the city of Newberry j
and Newberry college have suffered
a great loss in his death."
r It was a tender hour for the students,
and all of them with sad earnestness
echoed the sentiments of love
* and admiration of this fine young :nan!
. which had been spoken. On the adoption
of the resolutions offered by Dr. J
Eowers the whole student body stood
in silent veneration of a name that
will a long time stand amongst us
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for a sign ot noDie, niirii-mmueu yuiun.
Complication That May Result from
Three Cornered Race.
This vivid and senational presiden-j
tial campaign is charged with aston-J
i^hing possibilities that extend beyond |
* tiie ballots of November.
Unless the result of November 5
should be absolutely conclusive, the
excitement of American politics will
have just begun.
The Democratic committee express
s the most unbounded confidence
that Wilson will be elected by a great
majority of the popular vote and of
the electoral college.
The Republican committee expresses
an equal confidence in Mr. Tail's
V And the progressive party are en-1
thusiastically sure that Mr. Roose-i
velt will be elected.
The impartial observers in the
country agree that Wilson's chances j
are best, but that the progress of the;
campaign may develop increasing!
formidable strength for Roosevelt or1
Taft in the electoral college.
There are a ereat many people that |
the strength ofthe three leading candidates
.-nay be so divided in the elec- |
toral college as to throw the election, i
under the constitution, into the house I
of representatives. In tins connection
these- are the facts to consider.
In the election of a president by the
house of representatives, each of the
48 states has a single vote, and the
political majority in the state delegation
determines for whom that vote
\<s cast. There are 22 state delegations
in which the Republicans nave a
majority, Tl in wmcn tne jjemucraisj
have a majority, and four in which the j
Democrats and Republicans are tied. J
These four tied states are Maine, with !
two Democrats and two Republicans; j
Nebraska with three Democrats and j
three Republicans; New Mexico, withj
one Democrat and one Republican,!
and Rhode Island, with one Democrat j
and one Republican.
? 4-'? * vl.: mtoo fnr I
1 I1C S let ICS) lllcl'. v* uuiu '</vvv>
a Democrat ai * Alabama, Arizona,!
Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, j
Indiana, Kentucky, Louiniana, Mis-i
sissippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Xew(
Mexico, New York, North Carolina, j
Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia, West Vir-'
ginia. Total 22.
The states that would cast votes for
a Republican president are California,
Connecticut, Deleware, Idaho, Illinois, i
Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mich-j
:"on Minncenf-a Mnntaria Yevada. '
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New Hampshire, North Dakftta, Ore
gon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, |
Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wiscon-j
sin, Wyoming. Total 22.
Never before in American history j
has there been found on the eve of:
a prudential election- a- house- so;
evenly divided between parties as to:
make choice improbable, if not im-|
possible, under the party diVisions j
If Wilson should receive 260 votes
and lack the seven votes necessary.
to a majority of the electoral college j
he would not be elected, and the;
Rocsevelt-Taft electoral votes would !
be strong enough to throw the elec- i
tion into the house. Then the equal;
party division of the states might
and probably would, make an election
of a president practically impossible
by the house.
Whereupon, alter oanots extending
through the session, the elections, un-,
der the constitution, would go to the ]
senate through the necessity of elec-!
ting a vice president and presiding of-!
fleer. The choice would be restricted;
to the two candidates receiving the j
highest vote for vice president in the j
general election. In this case the vice i
p. e.iient or presiding officer of the1
senaie so elected would become the;
president of the United States.
notice the complications. The'
oonoto Rpnnhlican and the ReDub-i
lican senate would naturally choose'
fhe Republican candidate for vice!
president, even though he had been!
beaten, world without end, in the No-j
ve iter ballot. So that in the not im-i
pi obable event of the election going,
to the senate, the Republican party,1
migfct elect its own presiding officer,,
himself a candidate and make "Sun-j
^y Jim" the president of the United i
States. , j ;
Or in case Hiram Johnson, of;
California, ran second in the elec-j
tion", the Repubjican senate might
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make Hiram jonnson pr&siueiu 01 wc
In other words, if Wilson ran 1,000-,
000 votes ahead in the general elections,
and yet lacked two votes, or;
even Q^e vote, in the electorial college
.and the evenly divided house failed1
to make a choice the senate might:
. iiake one or the other of the minority ]
candidates of a divided or defeated |
Republican party for vice president the1
executive of the republic.
If in turn the senate should by j
death or persuasion divide equally!
among three vice presidential can- j
didates (which is not impossible,) j
then Philander Knox, of Pennsylvania!
secre^ry of state, would become ex-j
officio president of the United States. I
So that the field of possibilities in
this-wonderful presidential campaign
is wide open and fairly thrilling with
The enthusiastic friends of the candidates
may, of course jaugh at the j
speculation, but there are thousands!
on the watch tower who / will find
enough in the outlook to keep them
awake to the end of the chapter. "
Of course my personal opinion is
that Wilson's majority in the electoral
college will be satisfying and
Old Spanish Locomotiye.
Brownsville Correspondence Indianapo'is
The railroad that runs between
Brownsville and Point Isabel, twenty-;
two miles, still retains some of its j
original features that were established
by its Spanish owners. This road
was built by a syndicate of Spaniards
in 1868 and its equipment all came
from Spain. |
It was operated by the same method
as the railroads of that country.
All of its officers and employes were
Snaniards with the exception of the
laborers, who were Mexicans. Even
the books of the company were kept
in Spanish. This road occupied for
thirty-eight years an isolated position
relative to any other railroad in the
country, it being more than 150 miles
from its Brownsville terminal to the
nearest railroad outlet.
One of the most interesting relics
of the old Spanish regime of this line
is the peculiar type ' of locomotive
which is still in use' doing daily service
between Brownsville and Point
Isabel. This locomotive is of the
upright boiler style, the miniature
cab being immediately behind it. The
road is narrow guage, but it is planned
to convert it into standard width
and brins; its equipment up to modernness
in the very near future.
An office thoroughly equipped for
the production of finely printed work?
The Herald and ?ws.
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It is due to our <
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for this fall than e1
of Newberry whil
ing away. But 1
child dreads fire.
I Haidtet BfotSen. ^
I Shoes! Shoes
A solid car load of Shoes
consigned to The Hub conts
fit for every foot, and
prises the best styles and s'
the country. We were i
nate in buying this large st<
Shoes before the advance, <
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ing to make up or
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all's Season With t
ock of Clothing, Dn
> Furnishings Ever
economical and cash bi
ing this fall and there:
rer before. We have t
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Lc owners axe iiut
dewberry is good en
This season we are
show the strongest and
tractive line of Men's Si
can be bought, as they
the best selections from
ing manufacturers in N<
See our Prize Winner,
from the city where the
first seen?Paris, France
fore we wili givo the ben<
our customers of these larg
chases. No matter what
Vm: i want, vnn will fine
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you are looking i >r t The
and for less money.
came Boys' Clothing
We defy competition on
Clothing as to price and q
hapes Out of many.
fortu- 200 Boys' Suits, worth
\nh> <ro nn <C9 TVip TTnh
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;here- them at 89c.
to hunt cheap sales an
i sonething else. Our ]
ns to suit of clothes.
>re Where Your D<
[ TR'd 1
he Strongest a
/ Goods, Shoes
lying. We have
fore we have boi
he confidence of
much and other;
ough for us as t
most at- H'f
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nits that prl>f;comprise
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Boys' Our line of Dr
uality. on an ^ cent cott
prices are the sa
from and our custome
turns to know that we
orders early in 1:
d be afraid that \
prices are compo;
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;on basis and our 11
me as last year, ||
rs will be glad i|
have placed our jl
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