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Entered at the Postoffice at \TewJwry,
S. C., as 2rx1 class matter.
E. K. AULL, EDITOR.
| Friday, May 9, 1913.
THE SCHOOLS ONCE MORE.
An encouragig sign of school im%
provement the constant criticism
of methods and systems by our educators
themselves. Mr. Hand's let
ter, published yesterday, was pertinent,
and should receive the attention
of all sdhool boards.
At the South rn education conference,
recently held in Richmond,
Whitfipld. of the HfississiD
Pi State College for Women, presented
a report of a committee which
discovered these defects in the existing
It does not teach health.
It does not train for ffiome life.
It does not train for parenthood.
It gives no reil instruction in sci-j
entific feeding and clothing.
Tt dnec not teach how to make san-1
itary and convenient homes.
It does not teach how to make beautiful
It does not train for proper use of
leisure in the home.
It contains no training ror political
citizenship that is worth the name.
Ifhe criticism is severe and unfortunately
it applies to very many of
f our schools and colleges. A criticism
is not worth much, however, unless
its author can suggest a remedy.' If
these educators can select those (
studies of genuine value, while they
repudiate the non-essentials, if they
can suggest to the minds of the pu+Vick
Torimic nnr>nnQtif?n<3 tihat mijrht
O UUV Tai WVU^/MVAVMW fUMv ,-0 w
Awaken a latent talent, if above all
things they can teach sincerity1 in
effort, and thoroughness in all tasks
however small, then may they begin
to find some light in these dark plac
es. It is not the fault of* the high
school boy or girl that they finish the
ten years of schooL life, and go out to
/ meet the world utterly ignorant as to
how or where they may make a livelihood;
it is not the fault of the hundreds
of graduates who leave college
next month, that they hesitate what
they may do, knowing eo well their
nnpreparedness for doing anything.
Tne rauit is in tne system, ana me
system being impersonal, here's no
harm in abusing it, even if it cannot
be made better.?Spartanburg Herald.
The rural school problem is the
most important and far reaching before
the American people today. Its!
salutton ir. the proper w&y must b^
^ gradual, but it will come. The one
great trouble in tl is section is that
the people have never waked up to'
the importance of the subjcct. Thej
N^orld is: mofiiv and making progress j
in almost every line but unfortunately
the schools in niany places have been
going along in the same old way.
There is need of wise and efficient
-- leadership. Too often the leaders and
school men are chosen for positions of
leadership with absolutely no thought
^ of their efficiency or ability, but forj
reasons entirely foreign to any suchj
Questions. Many of the things enum- i
erated above cannot come in many of'
the schools for many years, because of
lack of money. Many of the schools |
/ that have the money do not seem to !
liave a broad and liberal grasp of the
situation or the need of it.
The improvements' are coming, but
flrst the people must be aroused. If
once they see the true conditions and
realize their obligations to the children
of tJhis generation, the improvement
of conditions will begin, because
the people are able to do whatever
they make up their minds to do.
Tne suffragettes in England" nave j
gone to burning churches. This, it
seems to us, would not help materially
in convincing right thinking people
anywhere that the cause of woman
suffrage was tlhe thing to be
The negro outlaw, Henry Austin,
peems to be able to evade his pursuers,
but with the large reward offered
*.or his bodv. it !s onlv a dues
tion of a short time until it will he delivered
and the reward claimed.
Welcoming the Ladies.
Florence extends a cordial welcome
to the ladi-s of the State Federation
of Wc~aj.'~ C' "is ~n' expects thej
to feel tint Florence is home in every
way while they are staying here. It
is a pleasure to have them, and to
be brought in closer touch with the
women of the State who are doing
CONTEST FOR MEDAL.
Prosperity Boys and Girls Will Enter
Contest at Little Mountain.
Other Prosperity News.
Qno/M'ol tr? TTio TToraTrl i?r?r! Vpu'S
Prosperity, May 8.?Mr. A. L. Wheeler
and Miss Alda Ray Wheeler visited
in Little Mountain Wednesday.
Mrs. Nanie Wheeler and little Pearl
Wheeler have returned from several
days' stay to Newberry.
Mr. J. H. Roberts, of Chapin, was
a business visitor here Wednesday.
Mr. D. B. Miller, of Columbia, was
the guest "Wednesday of his sister, Mrs.
J. Sidney Wheeler.
The Memorial services will he held
in Grace church Friday afternoon instead
of the town hall.
Reverends E. W. Leslie and Z. W.
Bedenbaugh and Mr. W. P. Counts attended
the special meeting of synod
in Columbia Wednesday.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter spent Tuesday in
Messrs. W. J. Wise, H. J. Rawl, F.
M. Wise, Pet Mitchell and W. B. Wise
attended the Newberry-Clinton ball
game in Clinton Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Mitchell spent
Monday in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Dominick and
Mr. Pat Mitchell spent Thursday in
Columbia, making the trip in Mr. Dominick's
Several boys and girls of the Pros-'
perity high school will contest for a
silver medal at Little Mountain Friday
night under the auspices of W. C. T.
U. of Prosperity. T^e following program
will be rendered:
Music?Mesdames Brown and Harmon.
Legion?Willie Mae Lester.
Old Soapy?Susie Langford.
Goodnight, Papa?Susan Quattle
baunm. " '
Music?Mesdames Brown and Harman.
It Pays?Earl Taylor.
Lost on the 'Battlefield?Alvin Singley.
Music?Mesdames Brown and Harman.
One of the Fallen?Price Harmon.
' Annie's Tears?Leo. Mathis.
Decision of judges.
The W. C. T. U. invites the missionary
societies of ail the churches
to meet with them Tuesday, May 13,
at four o'clock at Grace church. The
meeting will be under its department
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or cooperation witn missions, ah interested
in temperance and missions
are urged to attend.
5ews of Excelsior.
Excelsior, May 8.?Prof. Aum-erle
Singley lias given vacation at his
school and returned home.
Supervisor Hill is doing a good
piece of work near the school house j
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Dy removing me wuuu-cu unu&c yui- j
ting down a large piping and widening j
the road some. This will do away
with the bridge and be a smooth dirt
road and no more trouble to the county.
All of the bridges should t>e fixprt
fhp same wav.
That was very commendable in Gov
ernor Blease to order work at Parr1
Shoals stopped on the Sabbath day. j
The Sabbath day should be observed
and kept holy by all mankind.
The following is the program for
the closing exercises of Excelsior
school on Friday night, 9th:
America, sung by school.
Recitation, To My Mother by Miss
Mattie Ruth Singley.
Just Before the Battle, Mother, song
"Pnnr old Slave, sons: bv Miss Thel
ma Singley and Miss Frances Kibler.
Dialogue, A Know Nothing Customer j
by Hayward Singley and Bernard j
School Days, song by school.
Two Little Girls in Blue, song by
Mattie Ruth Singley and Veta Kibler.
Dialogue, The Use of Study, by Misses
Thelma Singley, Frances Kibler,
Nannie Mae Cook and Lona Stone. j
Sing me to Sleep, song by Misses]
Thelma Singley, Frances Kibler and i
Nannie Mae Cook.
There will be good music and one1
or two addresses. Public invited. 1 I
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F0U3 POLICEMEN CONVICTED. |
Found Guilty of Conspiracy Against;
New York, May 6.?James F. j
Thompson, James E. Hussey, John J. j
Murma anu l^euuis owccuc/, mo wu* j
demoted police inspectors charged;
with a conspiracy to obstruct justice, |
were convicted by a jury in the su-l
preme court shortly after 8 o'clock j
Only 38 minutes were taken by the
jurr- to reach their verdict that the
' v.-cre guilty of a misdemeanor
in plotting to keep a prospective
witness against the "system"
from making graft disclosures before
the grand jury.
me <%<:< officials stood outward-1
uuiuuicu cwa Uitjr ir~aiu tliti rci- .
diet. The crowd in the court room j
caused a disturbance, shuffling chairs
and feet, while attendants checked the
disorder. The prisoners gave their
pedigrees and after being remanded
for sentence Friday, were returned to
their cells. Counsel announced that a
certificate of reasonable doubt will be
sought, which would give the prisoners
a change to go free on bail pending
efforts to obtain a new trial.
The penalty for obstruction of justice
is one year in jail or a fine of $500
or both. It was reported that the
jury required only one ballot to reach
INCOME T iX SCHEME.
Goes Through House Over Protest of
Minority Members, Who Finally
Become Half Reconciled to it
Washington, May 6.?The overwhelming
democratic majority in the
house today swept through the free
list, bowled over all opposition to free
wool, iree mesns cluu uiuci utv>cosaries,
and passed on to consideration
of the hundred million dollars income
tax feature of the Underwood tariff
bill. Not a dent was made in the bill
as approved by the ways and means
committee majority, it was expected
the measure would be psssed un
amended oy zne nouse vy wmunun.
All day there was sparring across
the aisle dividing the democrats and
the republicans. Many amendments!
were offered by republicans in a forlorn
effort to put many free listed
articles back on the dutiable list, but
all were voted down with a regularity
that brought smiles from the mi-1
norit.y. Fnally when the last of these j
proposed cnang esutm
proposed changes had been rejected,
Representative Payne precipitated a
lively rules fight by offering a brand
new amendment to create a tariff commission.
Instantly all the parliamentary*
sharps on both sides were astir.
Speaker Clark sat next to Mr. Underwood
at the front of the speaker's;
-nrhoro Mr TTndefWOOd has
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been conducting consideration of the
bill. Representative Fitzgerald of New j
Yqrk rushed in from the appropria-j
tions committee, armed with precedents,
and followed by Representatives
Shirley of Kentuckjr and Hardwick
of Georgia, who joined in the
amendment. On the republican side
Representative Manri, Representative
Gardner of Massachusetts, Representative
Payne of New York and others
conferred and addressed the house.
It was all over quickly, Represen-!
tative Garrett of Tennessee in thej
chair sustaining a point of order made
by Mr. Underwod that the tariff commission
amendment was not germane
to the bill. j
When Representative Mann appeal-1
ed from the decision the house sus-'
tained the chair, 164 ;o 87.
Representative Bull of Tennessee,
chief draftsman of the income titx
feature of the tariff bill, prepared tonight
to resist a campaign by the minority
to amend the details of the pro
posed law. ?ie expeeceu a. oxiaip
on behalf of the mutual fire insurance
companies, which would be taxed
1 per cent, under the measure. Provisions
affecting insurance companies
were taken almost verbatim from the
corporation tax law already in effect,
but to avoid any possible question, a
committee amendment was prepared
tonight to eliminate even the slightest
r/iKiaWnn fho OYIStinp- laWS.
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Regular reading of the income tax
provision for amendment was completed
in short order. Perfecting
amendments offered by the ways and
means committee were adopted, including
a provision exempting returned
investments in insurance and a
clause changing the terms regarding
mutual fire insurance companies so
ab to allow them to deduct from their
gross incomes the amount required
under the State laws to be placed in
their reserve funds.
AUSTIN'S THIRD VICTIM DEAD.
Dr. Moore Succumbs to Wounds?Fu-1
gitive Still at Large.
Hamnton, May 5.?News reached
Hampton this morning that Dr. S. C. i
\fnnro whn wnc wnnnderi bv the negro I
in the first battle with him and who j
bravely fought Austin after being j
seriously wounded, died this morning ;
at 6 o'clock at a hospital in that city.
Two Boys Disappear From Columbia.
The State, 3rd.
Preston Boland, 36-year-old son of
George E. Boland,one of Sheriff Mc
i^am s aiuea. uciwccu < ?uU v ~ ?
Thure-lay night drew $27.50 salary.
V>m the Postal Telegraph company
"r>~ which h-e was me?? tv"* Yesterday
morning, with Enr' Spencer, another
lad, Preston disa: ^ed, and
though his father searchthe town'
for him he could not be found. I
Mr. Boland thinks hi:? bc.\. and the|
uiutr buy urn* guuc co - * ? U?, a3^
they were seen at the Seaboard depot
ye6terday at noon just before the train
departed. The police in Savannah have
been notified and will kesp a sharp
lookout for the boys. Mr. Boland said
yesterday afternoon that he knew of
no reason why his son should want to
| run away. He had never run away, be
fore, said Mr. tfoiana. loung coiana
had on a brown suit and brown cap
when last seen.
TKANSYLVANIA MAN WINS.
S# C. University Second in Southern
Inter-College Orators' Contest.
Columbia, May 7.?Speaking on
'fAmerican Waste," Alvin L. Wills,
representing Transylvania University,
tonight won first 'honors in the Southern
intercollegiate oratorical contest,
Lioyd H. Smith, o? the University of
South Carolina, whose subject was
"The United States and Peace," was
accorded second place. The other
speakers and their subjects were ' M.
Durrance, University of Virginia, "The
1 Call of the New South," and Carl C.
j Gregory, "The American Press." /The
! subj-ects of all tihe contestants were
well handled, the composition being
' 1 on/1 tVl0 rip
gooa, me logiu u"u v?~ ~
livery above the average. The committee
had some difficulty in selcting
The next annual contest will be held
with Vanberbilt University, in Nashville,
Tenn. C. C. Gregory, of that institution,
was today elected president
I of the association; L. H. Smith, vice
j president, and G. W. Folin, secretary.
Going Too Far.
n m HCon _
j L/ast summer v^. i. nwwu vl iTJLW A-i. j
1 tana, was visiting his mother in Ohio,
j He was d riving one morning to a small
town, and a negro woman asked him
: for a ride. >
I After she had climbed in she asked
Heaton where he lived.
"Is you drivin' there this mawnin'?"
she asked. "Better let me out right
now"?and she climbed down.?Satur
day Evening Post
Needs tfore Joneses in Georgia. /
That more of the Jones family is (
needed in Georgia is seen by the following
interesting item from the
Douglass, Ga., Enterpris, of May 3,
speaking well for a former Newberrian:
"Mr. P. A. Jones, of Garrant, who
recently came out from Newberry, S.
C., and purchased land from the Westgreen
Development company, is doing
some splendid truck farm. His farm
is as clean as a floor, the vegetables
"a otodti that thev are black and he
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is shipping Irish potatoes, peas and
cabbage to Augusta, and other markets.
Coffee county needs just, about
one thousand of those Carolinians of
the Jones breed."
A New Compl(
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MCC 5 ''':"
"The Sifif* ri
Federal Protection for Express Shipments.
The first violation of the new federal
law?known as the Carlin act, was the
stealine of an express package in one
of the Chicago depots resulting in the
arrest of the offender and placing him
under a $5000 bail.
This act imposes a maximum fine of
$5000 or imprisonment of not more
than ten years for any person convicted
of unlawfully breaking into any
railway car contaiping interstate or
foreign shipments of freight or express
or of stealing or obtaining by
fraud or deception from any car, depot
platform, vessel or wharf any freight,
express or baggage which constitutes
or is part of any interstate or foreign
shipment. While the Carlin act in no
way infringes on the jurisdiction of
the State courts, it puts the whole
power of the federal department of
justice behind the detection and prosecution
of persons guilty of stealing
from cars or depots since it will be
practically impossible for thieves to
distinguish between interstate and intrastate
As the Carlin act becomes better
known - and understood, the petty
crook will look upon an express pack
age in transit with the same reverence
and awe as he has been taught to respect
all mail matter, however tempting
its purloining may be to his criminal
Texas Girl's Portrait on Xew Paper
New York, May 3.?Miss Evlina
James, of San Antonio, Texas., an art
student here is receiving congratulations
of her friends as she is the girl
whose portrait is likely to become
more popular than any other. It is
sate to say ner picture win oa m
every American hoftie, as she will appear
exclusively on Uncle Sam's paper
A Jolly Wedding.
Union Times, 2nd.
Mr. Broadus Kirby and Miss Mamie
Jolly were united in marriage Saturday
evening at 7.30 o'clock, at the
Methodist parsonage at Monarch.
Rev. J. H. Danner was tfie officiating
minister, and there was present a
number of friends of the contracting
parties to Interview the ceremony.
TO TOTE ON LIQUOR.
St. George, May 6.?It is almost a
certain thing that Dorchester county
will hold an election on the qu^tion
of dispensary or no dispensary when
the time comes for the election in
August. Petitions asking for the election
hav-e been circulated throughout
the county for the past two
montihs and signed by large numbers.
The whiskey condition in the county,
it is said, is deplorable.
U1 llt/YYIA'll J*
See the new sty
now on exhibition
Smith & Co., 942 i
just added to our
caimplete line of gu;
That are worn with the 1
We guarantee a perfe
of hair. Switches from
Also an up-to-date lii
Shell, Fancy Bands and '
Hand made Ornament
ing gowns a specialty.
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L. tiiliil Oi
>r UMo-<l-l? XiBintty aid I
Hakes Home Baking Easy
The onfy baking powder
made from Royal Grape
Oream of Tarter
She Was El^ht
. He was an ardent lover, an Irish
lover and a practically penniless lover.
it was su rairicK eve ana m nis nana
he bore a pot of real Irish shamrock.
"They were raised on the ould sod,"
he-said, as he presented the pot to
Biddy, "raised on the ould sod of Ireland.
"Sure now, Murphy," cried his lady
in delight, "how really sweet of ye.
How perfect they are and how fresh.
Sure, I do believe that there's a little
dew on em' yet"
Murphy flushed slightly. "Begorra,
I know there is," reluotantly confessed
Murphy, "but praise heaven it'll b4
paid tomorrow."?The Shamrock.
Southern Bailway Announces Reduced
Sates and Special Train Service
Account of the Pageant, Bock
Hill, S. C., May 18, 1918.
Reduced rate round trip tickets are
authorized by the Southern Railway
account of Pageant at Rock Hill afternoon
and night of May 13th. Tickets
will be on sale May 12th and 13th
limited for returning until midrrigiit
of May 14th. '
Also in order to accomodate the
large number of visitors returning
from this occasion the Routhern Railway
will operate four special train* as
Leave Rock Hill 11.15 p. m., arriv- .
ing Yorkville, 11.45 p. m.
Leave Rock Hill 11.25 arriving Columbia
1.45 p. m.
Leave Rock Hill 11.35 p. m., arriving
Camden 1.30 a. m. \
Leave Rock Hill 11.45 p. m., arriving
Charlotte 12.45 a. m.
Trains will stop at all stations to
let off passengers. Apply to local ticket
agent for rates and other information
or address S. H. McLean, D. P. A.,
Columbia, S. C.?Adv.
les of hair dressing n J
at Miss Annie L
Iain street We have
ornwing business a
new style of hair dressing.
ct match to any head
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le of HAIR GOODS in
s for the hair and even* I
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