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%rry, s. C., a? 2*vj class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, February 18, 1913.
The controversy between the Uuiversity
president and the Winthrcp
president is unfortunate. A lot of
testimony taken by the committee and
charges made were entirely foreign to
the question at issue. The question
involved was the charge made by Gov.
Blease that he understood that the
president of the University had signed
a paper of some kind asking the
Peabodv board to give the* University
a certain amount of money, and asking
or agreeing if that was done that
a large sum be given to the education,
as Gov. Blease expressed it, of "free
niggers". The governor cited President
Johnson of Winthrop as authority
for the statement that such a pa
per or agreement, was m
That is all there was to it. The agreement
As to whether there was anything
wrong in the signing of such an agrrement
is another question altogether.
President Johnson made no charges
along that line. He stated that the
appeal of, the university possibly
knocked Winthrop out of a large sum
which would have been given. That
may be a matter of opinion.
If there was nothing wrong in signing
the agreement why get so excited
about it. The governor charged that|
if President Mitchell signed a
paper agreeing that if the University
were given a ce.?.a?n
sum of money by the Peao^dy
board for the education of
negroes in the South, President
Mitchell had no part in the educational
system of the State under his administration.
That was the charge
and that was what was to be investigated.
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number of other college presidents,
signed the paper. Was there anything !
wrong in it. That is the question.
There no doubt is difference of opinion
on the question. Our judgements may
be biased by our interests or our viewpoint.
It is unfortunate that it has
been made the: occasion for charges
and counter charges between
President Mitchell and Dr. Johnson.
It is unfortunate that all the State
colleges, expecting to be beneficiaries
of the Peabodv fund, did not unite
in their appeal and agree beforehand
what each would ask. Then we might
have received more. All these
charges can result in no good to our
Still we had just as well keep the
record straight and not undertake to j
muddy the water. j
WILL THE GOVERNOR STAND PAT?!
The bill for the levying of one mill j
special tax for the rural schools I
stands very little change of being
reached at this session of the legislature,
if final adjournment is to be
had this week. The bill has a favorable
report from the ways and means
committee, but is very far down on the
calendar. It is true that provision is
made in the appropriation bill for
some cf the things for which it was
proposed t0 use this one mill tax, but \
some of the most important will suf-!
for if the one mill tax is not levied i
and the appropriations made.
Provision is made for the high j
schools and the term extension act,
but the rural graded school act. and
the best of all, is only given $20,000
when it is estimated that it will take
at least $45,000, and only $20,000 is
given to the building fund when it
will take at least $40,000. In fact th?re
are on file now, and approved, a sufficient
number of claims under the
building fund act to take up over $15,- j
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is made for the central board of examiners
and nothing given to the
county board fund to aid weak schools.
Unless something is done to give
some aid to these little struggling
country schools we will be glad to
Gov. Blease carry out his promise
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ho should do so wo believe lie would
bo sustained !?' the people of the
State, for oven those who ar?- l'riendI
ly to the colleges are beginning to
realize that w1 have been doing more
for the colleges than we have for
little country schools and while they
want to spo the colleges liberally supported,
they are in favor of doing
more for the rural schools where the
great majority of the children are.
What is the use of a compulsory
education bill unless we furnish the
school with adequate facilities for the
training of the children. There is
beginning to be an awakening among
the people for better schools in the
rural districts, and the State should
encourage this interest by giving aid
7/here the people are willing to help
themselves, as is proposed in the several
acts providing State aid to tne
Col. Dickert, who is getting up the
names of all the streets in Newberry,
and tor wiiom tney were namea, appeared
before the council at its last
meeting, to urge the necessity of
changing the name of "Boundary"
street. With what success, we are
not informed. But this we do say, and
have said it often before, that the
name of "Boundary" is a misnomer,
and should have been changed long
ago. When the hamlet was in its
swaddling clothes, and the street a
cow path, it was well enough to call
it what it really was, "Boundary." But
now since the hamlet has grown to be
a great town, with city ways, it should
[ no longer hold to those misnamed
' streets. The idea of a great thoroughfare,
running almost through the center
of the incorporate limits, being
called "Boundary" is preposterous.
We have no special interest im whatsoever
name the 3treet is given, should
the change be made, but we hope the:
council will see the propriety and nee- j
essity of giving the street a name'
more in harmony with its location.
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I went down to Columbia the other j
day?that is several days ago?while j
the corn show was on and the legisla- j
ture in session?most too much for an j
unsophistocated youth to take in all j
at one time?(^specially since I had;
not been out hi the world much in re- i
cent years and scarcely knew how to i
de.nean?that is a good word I reckon!
and used in the right plac:?anyhow I
1 felt just a little awkward, you know, j
when th?re were so many big men j
on all sides, and, of course, I thought
they were all looking at me and i
watching me, but I reckon I was mis-;
take.]. Any way I enjoyed it all. I j
didn't say much, but I looked a whole i
lot and tried to think some more, but'
I just couldn't. T am not going to tell i
you much about the -corn show, be-!
cause I don't know much about corn,;
and the n it seemed to me that th.e i
only way you could get any benefit)
from the show was to go and see it!
Tor yourself, [t certainly was a big'
thing for, you know, Mr. Secretary j
Wilson would scarcely leave his office
in Washington and come all the way,
to Columbia unl?ss it was a pretty
good size show. |
But when it comes to the legislature,
why I can tell ycni all about that, for.
you know, everybody knows how to
make laws and run a newspaper.
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that is the way it appears to me from
the way people vote, and the kind of
m- n they elect to the legislature2
(nothing personal). I don't suppose
the members from Xewberrv knew
that 1 was down there, or maybe they
didn't know me. At any rate, they
did not ask me to occupy their seats
so that 1 might hear what was going
on. nor did they invite m-s to go to the;
club with them, nor even to go out to,
lunch. Well, I reckon they were busy
passing laws for us to abide by or to
violate. They have a rule in the house j
by which no one but members and,
women can go on the floor, and T'
recKon mat is trie reason I was not:
invited to tak*' a seat, as I was neither
a member nor a woman. But you j
can go in the gallery and you get a
good view of the tops of the heads of
the nembers, and 1 was struck with
the largv per cent of baldheaded men.
It may be causedv from much wisdom
as I believe we sometimes (incorrect-1
ly) speak of a legisfa^tor as a solon.
They were not doing much. Some were j
walking about and some were talking :
j . ' ...) < ;* th:v v. y. try."*4 ;o sural;,
i ail at the same; time, a.'d nobody
! seemed to me to bo listening, but T
j reckon that is the way they make
! laws, and it' they were too particular
! the lawyers would get out of a job
j because- there would be no reason for
l testing the constitutionality of the
| laws, so it is all right, and I enjoyed
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Xow, over in the senate they are
more quiet. The senator from Xewberry
didn't sc?e me either, or if he
did he did not rush out and express
his great pleasure of meeting a citizen
from his home county. He looked
like he was in great pain, but I hope
I was mistaken in thinking so, for to
have the burden of the State upon
your shoulders is hard enough without
having to suffer bodily pain. He didn't
rise and address the president
while I was in the senate. Over there
you can just walk right in the same
as if you belonged there, and no one
will stop you. And there was Fred.
Schumpert to bid you welcome, when
he is not to busy with the ladies. He
has some sort of job there which
I makes it necessary for him to give
j special attention to the ladies. On
; the contrary there is a man sitting at
! each door to pull it open so that you
may enter. Now, over in the house
Mr. Kibler and Mr. Wyche were talki
ing a good deal, but Mr. Mower, he
| didn't say anything. Well, it is all
right. The least th-sy do the better
for the country.
When I read the wail of the county
superintendent of education about the
stamps being out, I was reminded of
a lecture 1 heard many years ago, I
think by a Dr. Steele, if I am not mistaken
a Methodist minister. He was
lecturing about the war and was telling
about the trials and hardships
endured by the women of the South.
Among other things he told about th-e
scarcity of salt, and how they used
to dig up the dirt in the meat houses
?in those days the meat houses had
no floors?and how they would pour
it in a hopper and run water through
it like th-ey used to do to make lye out
j of hickory ashes, and he asked if you
had ever thought of the effect of the
announcement that the salt is out. For
the stamps to be out is almost as bad
a? for the salt to be out?both pretty
deplorable situations?especially when
you can get neither. I read in a paper
the other day about a Dr. being
pastor of a Methodist church in Columbia.
I was wondering if it is possible
that this can be the same man I
heard lecture some years ago. If I
could find out I would be tempted to
go to hear him preach.
Suppose we all be good and build
that troiley line from Greenville to
Columbia via Newberry. Wonder if
the people would agree on a proposition
like that. 1 bet?no, I can not bet,
because it is unconstitutional?but I
am afraid there would be some one to
object, because some man might start
a little store somewhere on the road
and take a few nickles that might
come to Newberry. We might try to
<rpt it Snmp of the nftonle would no
doubt like to see the road built.
The Arcade has the honor of being
the first motion picture hous? in the
United States to show the National
Corn Exposition, except the makers
(Pastime). Our regular program wiM
be run also. Wednesday, February 19.
The same price, 5 and 10 cents.?Adv.
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Miss Mariam Gasparo, vwho is appearing
this season with A. G. Delamater's
faithful dramation of the famous
novel of the same name by Gene
Stratton Porter, author of "A Girl of
the Limberlost" and and "The Harvester,"
with special incidental music
and song numbers of Anatol Fri<>dland.
the celebrated Viennt^se composer.
"Freckles" will bo presented at the
opera house on Thursday night. F-b i
ruary 27, with exactly the same com- j
pany that will appear in Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta, Xefl
Orleans, Memphis, St. I>ouis and Chicago.
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that we have a lot of
which we are going I
Soliciting your pati
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NEWS OF PROCERITY. ^
The Literary Sorosis?Ladles' Aid
Society?Operated on for Appen- |
d eeitis?Perso n al.
Feb. 17.?Mrs. F. W.
Schumpert and Miss Leola Joiner, of
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I KOHOCKS, ij. u., spent uie wecK-euu
with Mrs. rB. B. Schumpert.
, Mr. H. J. Rawl has returned from a E
short stay at Columbia.
, Miss Lahlage Wheeler spent Thurs- j q
dfiy in Newberry. [ n
Mrs. Duncan and children, of Co-J h
Himbia, are visiting at the home of Mr
I J. D. Duncan.
I Mi3s* Susie Langford spent Thurs- "
| day in Columbia. ^mmmm
I Messrs. A. H. Hawkins and A. R ?*
j Wise were business visitors in Colum- HelP c
Miss Julia Maree, of Fairview spent I As the>
Saturday with Miss Effie Hawkins t><
Miss Vista Bobb, of Newberry, ib "One ol
i visiting her sister, Mrs. \V. L. Mathis. One of
Mr. Pierce Shealy, of Chapin, was But I'll
a business visitor here Saturday. And th
Mr. Raymond Dominick has tl
ed a position with the Southern Bell
at Camden, S. C. "Help (
Prof. J. E. Hunter has returno'l to gaj(, tQ
Ctemson college, after spending sev- ?-pile gl
eral days here. Long b,
Mr. Caldwell Ruff, of Pomaria, _
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a business visitor to our town batAnd
urday. . '
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins will spjn!
this week at St. Paul school *
Mr. B. E. Bowers was operated on ' HelP c
f:r appendicitis at the Columbia hos- c
j pita! Friday, and is doing well. Dr. Seeing
J Bedenbaugh accompanied Mr. Bow- s "The v
to Columbia. n
The Literary Sorosis meets Fnlay j Vi
afternoon at 4 with Mrs. J. F. Browne. put ni
The program for tne anernoon is as And we
"Why, what an intricate impeach is
this! "Help o
I think you all have drunk of Arce's said to
cup. "The w
?Comedy of Errors, Act I. S(
| Comedy of Errors, Act I-1II?Mrs. Then, c
Moseley. But cor
Act IV-Y?Miss Bobb. h
! Current Events?Mrs. Wise. We'll bi
The Ladies' Aid society meets j si
Thur?dav afternoon with Mrs. Enos;
Counts. ' And so
Mr. Bruce Dowers spent the week
end in Columbia. j 'phe jea
Mr. W. H. Enlow is critically ill at j ^n(j
his home in Main street.
Mr. J. Q. Davis vice president of the [ RES
| Bank of Winnsboro, is spending a few j
I days at the Wise hotel. ; At a
Cooperation in .Nature. health <
in an interview a few days ago with resoluti
Harry F. Atwood of Chicago, who was Resol
here at the exposition preaching the ciliated
gospel of cooperation among farmers, of chart
o irorco ivao nnntpfl of the Doem I receive
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which Mr. Atwood uses to illustrate j Dr. Pel
his point and drive home the lesson- Th re a
he would teach. 1 chicken
"I have used the verses in my talks; town ;j.r
in many parts of the country, and r j who ha
j would be afraid to say how many let-1 the past
iters I have received from people who . a L ono?\
think of them afterwards and write j list of
me asking for them." j r-'ceiw
Now comes the request that the j
verses be published so they are here- j
with given. ! F. I). M
"Cooperation in nature is the title f
red, after purchasi
ompany, tc serve oil
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friends in the count
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naraware ana iani
to sell at a big sacrif
THAT LITTLE 1
Aary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snc
^nd everywhere that Mary we
The lamb was sure to go.
t followed her to school one d
And caught an awful cold
^nd Mary rubbed on Gowans?
Gowans?good as gold.
Vhat makes the lamb love Go
The eager children cried?
because Gowans cured the
The teacher he replied.
xowans, King of Externals, cures Ci
h, and all mothers should always 1
ome for .jimediate use. All druggisi
Gowan Medical Co., Coi
poem, which runs as follows: J" ]
>ne another," the snowflakes j The
iid, - I meet ii
r nestled down in their fieecy; day m'
: us here would not be felt, as
us here would quickly melt, yearhelp
you and you help me
?n what a big white drift
me another," the maple spray
its fellow leaves one day:
in would wither me here alone
efore the day is gone.
helD you and vou help me,
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en what a splendid snaae I
aere'll be." J
me another," the dewdrop
ried- i i
another drop close to its side: ||g
arm south breeze might dry ||||
le away, flj
ould bo gone cve noon today
help you and you help me fjM
j'll make a brook run to the
ne another," the grain of sand
another grain ne^r at hand,
ind might blow me over the |
>h, what would become of me.
ne, my brother, give me your
lild a mountain and there we'll J
the snowflakes grew to drifts.
lins of sand to mountains,
ves became a splendid shade, j
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0LIT10N BL HOARD OF j <
HEALTH. 1 V-J
call meeting of the board of j
)f the city today, the following! ?on
was passed: Mr. 1
ved, That any one may be vac- this se<
by their family physician free borate
?e if the physician is willing to song p
.l. ? | faithful
pay 11*0111 U1P fown Uie :>iune Ci? -
ham, the public vaccinator, j novel o
re no rumors of smallpox or j ten Po
pox; it is genuine smallpox in Limber
id in the county. All persons with sp
ve not been vaccinated during numbei
five years must be vaccinated celebra
All physicians must keep a J "Fre(
?ho?t> vacoinat d in order to! opera 1
their jmy. j ruary 1
S. S. Cunningham, j pany tl
Secret'ry. j Baltim<
owtr. .VI. I).. ! Orient
Chairman. j cago.
ing the stock SB
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y, would say
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cold, you know,
roup, Colds, Pneumoceep
a bottle in the i
ts sell it. 25c, 50c, $1.
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Meeting of Pension Board.
County Pension Board will
i the auditor's office on Saturorning,
February 22, at 11
Let all applications be in
will be the last meeting thi&
W. G. Peterson,
Dea'y Golden, who is appearing X
ison with A. G. Delaniater's elascenic
production of the new ,
>lav, "Freckles." which is a
I dramatization of the famous
t" the same name by Gene Stratrter,
author of "A Girl of the
lost" and "The Harvester,"
tecial incidental music and song
*s by Anatol Friedland, the
ted Vi-ennese composer.
kles" will be presented at the
louse on Thursday night. Feb- ^
>7, with exactly the same comlat
will appear in Philadelphia. :i||j
)re, Washington, Atlanta, Ne\V m
s Memphis, St. Louis and Chi- %|