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JOLLY blREti MOSi j
ADS THE STATE DI KING THE
So Says The State Superintendent of
Education, In a Published State- j
Snecial to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 5.?The new Jolly
Street school, in " Newberry county,
which stands as one of the monuments
to the administration of Mr. E. H. j
Aull as county superintendent of ed- j
ucation, and the faithful assistance of;
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins as rural j
school supervisor, is characterized by !
the State superintendent of education j
as "the most progressive school in the
State during the past year." The Columbia
Record of Sunday morning
contains tihe following interview from
State Superintendent Swearingen:
"Jolly Street scfo'ool, in Newberry j
connty, about six miles west or f ros- \
peritv, was Saturday characterized as j
1 the most progressive school in the;
State during the past year by J. E. j
Swearingen, State superintendent of j
education. Mr. Swearingen returned j
late Fridaf from that community, j
where he attended Friday a New j
Year's celebration at the school? build- j
"Mr. Swearingen gave a strong en- i
dorsement of the progress and effi-'
ciency of the Jolly Street school dur- J
ing the recent past. He stated that
the district had voted a special levy
of four mills for school purposes,
which marked the beginning of the
rapid advancement of the school.
" 'A well situated site of two acres ;
f for a new school building was given
the district by G. Y. Hunter, of Prosperity.
president of the Bank of Pros- j
perity, and one of the greatest benefactors
of tuis district's school,' said
Mr. Swearingen. 'Following this, a
new school building of two large
rooms was constructed and two teachers
engaged. The school last year
had 50 pupils, but this year already |
are enrolled. ' I
"The statement of the increase in
the enrollment ot the school brought an
exclammation of surprise and pleas- j
ure from W. K. Tate, of Columbia, I
supervisor of rural schools, who was j
present. 'Remarkable,' he stated.
"Mr. Swearingen stated that the
school would in the future probably j
"be known as the Hunter-DeWalt
school, for the benefactors of the
school. Plans have been made and
are being now carried out to make,
this school a model in teaching agricultural
metihods and other practical
branches in the smaller rural graded
"Addresses at the celebration Friday
were made by Mr. Hunter, Mr. Brown,
county superintendent of education of
Newberry county, and Mr. Swearingen.
Mr. Hunter was presented with
a gold-headed cane."
New Yorhe Globe.
A teacher in a tenement district
hurried from the school to find the
mother of a pupil who had been taken
"Can you show me where Mrs. Angelo
Scandal lives ?" she inquired of
a cherub transplanted from the sunny
South to drk, sunless lley. a
CJAnth f r\ a r? o r*Lr cnnlacf o 11 v
tjvuni cv cl uain, ou utwo unvj .
"Yes, teach,' 1 show you,' and a
willing, sticky hand dragged her on
with such speed as to make her stumble
over an Italian dame seated on
After tfhe teacher's breathless flight
toward the clouds the little hand stopped
"There where Mees Scandale lives,"
indicated the horizontal arm and finger,
"but she dcv/nstairs sitting on the
step." finished the smiling lips.
The patrons and friends and the
k public genrally of the Smyrna school
B are requested to meet at the home of
W Mr. Sam P. Boozer on Tuesday, January
13, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
for the purpose of determining the location
of the new school building.
This is an important meeting. A
new building and a better school mean
a whole lot for any community and
any effort to that end should have the
hearty endorsement and cooperation
or' all the citizens of the community, j
ON CONFEDERATE BOVRD.
>Ir. H. C. Faulting:* of Calhoun County,
Succeeds 3Ir. Albert >Y.
Special to The Herald and Xews.
Columbia, Jan. r>.?Mr. H. C. Paulling.
of St. Matthews, Calhoun county,
has been appointed bv uovernoi
Please as one of the commissioners
of ihe Confederate Infirmary, generally
known as the Old Soldiers' Home,
located here, to succeed Mr. Albert W.
Todd, of Charleston. Mr. Todd was
recently elected a member of the legislature
from Charleston county,
thereby vacating his position on the
Confederate Home board.
Mr. Paullixig is well known in Ciis
section of the State, and will make
a valuable member of this important
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
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The New Sciiool at .iony Mreei??ii-1
joyahle Reception?People Cominer
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity-, Jan. ?One of the most j
monumental undertakings that has
been attempted recently in Xo 10 j
township was the completion and ded- j
ication of the Hunter-DeWalt school !
house at Jolly Street on Friday last. !
The citizens and future citizens of j
this progressive community have for
some time Ciad this project upon their
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minus anu neai is ciuu it, auguio ia>
orably for their future well being
that 1914 was so auspicuously ushered
in and it is our hope that this successful
consummation may prove an incentive
to adjoining sections of our
Superintendent George Brown arianged
a very acceptable programme
for the occasion?.Superintendent
Swearingen, Superintendent J. S.
Wheeler, Dr. Hunter and Miss Sadie
Goggans made happy speeches relative
to their respective phases and department
of educational work. Superintendent
Brown presided most ably
^ f \ T^r? Unntor o hOQ litl ?
I aiiU pi C5C1UCU L\J i-V 1 . liuuwui C4. wvuuti
l ful gold headed cane bearing the following
inscription: "To D. G. Y.
Hunter from friends of Jolly Street
This school will be known as the
[ Hunter-DeWalt school. The five acres
j of land which this model school build|
ing graces, was the gift of Dr. Hunter
i and Mrs. DeWalt. Two acres will be
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i given uvei tu LUC scuvoi vaiu auu
' three to farm demonstration work.
All the glory of this achievement
does not by any means belong entirely
to the men. The women of the local
School Improvement association gave 1
as their share desks, maps, folding i
doors, charts, and black boards. They
| also proved their efficiency in other
! respects by. serving a tempting din|
ner on the grounds.
T^e enrollment of nsw pupils since i
i July 1 has amounted to 36. We wish
j for this school not only a happy new
year, but a long, bright future of unlimited
One of the most elaborate affairs of j
the season was a dinner party given !
on the evening of January 3 by Miss
Willie Mae Wise. The house was
beautiful in its winter colors of green
and red, red roses and holly being
used in profusion. The table was a
beautiful array of silver and cut glass, ^
wie ceutre piece ueing, a. loveiv cul i
glass bowl of'red carnations. Covers
were laid for 16 and a six course dinner
was served. After dinner the
guests were entertained by vocal,
piano and violin music.
Miss Erin Kohn has returned to Columbia,
after a visit to Mrs. J. F.
Mrs. Addie Hodges spent the weekend
Dr. Y. M. Brown, of Lake City, visited
his parents last week.
Mr. L. M. Wise has accepted the superintendency
of the high school at
Chappells and left Sunday for 'his new
Miss Isoline Wyche spent several
days last week in Columbia.
Mrs. Smith and Miss Smith nf Chnr
leston, and Mrs. Boinest, of Pomaria,
are the guests of Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
Miss Annie Wheeler is visiting in
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schumpert are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
Mrs. John Grant has returned to
Andrews, after an extended visit to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gibson.
COLUMBIA BtST SITE
fl)n RESERVE BANK
RANKERS INDORSE NEW GLASSOWEN
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tion of Capital City as Reserve
Columbia, Jan. 3.?At a meeting of
South Carolina bankers, held yesterday
at the Jefferson hotel, and attended
by representatives of about
four score South Carolina banks, the
new banking system, inaugurated under
the Glass-Owen bill was indorsed,
and resolutions were adopted, with
the appointment of a committee, to
secure the selection of Columbia as
the location of the regional reserve
bank for the region in which the South
Carolina banks shall be placed. Alter
the meeting a light luncheon was
served by the Columbia Clearing
House association, the committee in
charge being the manager of the Columbia
clearing house, 15. F. P. Leaphart,
president of the Columbia Savings
Bank and Trust company; T. M.
Phifer. treasurer of the Guaranty
Trust company, and .John \V. Lillard,
cashier of the Union National bank.
The meeting was called to order
shortly, after 1 o'clock by G. M.
| Perry, vice president of'the Columbia
?jUTrtnpn A scAfinfirm who Call
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ed to the chair.Bright Williamson of
Darlington, president of the South
Carolina Bankers' association. Mr.
Williamson has been a close student
of the currency question and has kept
j up with the changes in the jurrcncy
I bill on its passage through the con;
gr^ss, and he made a lucid statement
! of the conditions now confronting the
j banks. James A. Hoyt, president of
j the Peoples bank of Columbia, was
elected secretary of the meeting.
\V. A. Clark, president of the Car'
olina National" bank of Columbia,
'sated the twffold purpose of the
! meeting: iFirst, to make the bankers
j familiar with the new law, and second,
10 &ke action looking towards the
! location of the regional reserve bank
| ii? this city.
; Wilie Jones, president of the Pali
metto National bank of Columbia, offered
the following resolution:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
j the representatives of the banks asseii'bled
that it. is to irterest of
i the l)anks of the St^^o apply for
i membership in the i^'gional reserve
under the l>;?er?l reserve act."
This resolution, which was later
| adopted unanimously, brought the
! \vliole matter up for general discussion
| and the lirst speaker called on wasJp.
D. Smitii, Unit^Jl States senator, iio
was present by invitation. Sector
' Smith gave a brief explanationjpr the
i general principles congress^ had
| sought to embody in toe bill, and followed
this by his hearty assurance that
| he would do all in his power to promote
the selection of Columbia as the
! location of a regional reserve bank,
j Congressman Lever and Congressman
Finley were then called on and their
1-~ " ??? ?? flirt cvo in a lino \T 1*
! rt?IIJ<d.IWCi'C U1I oamu linv. ? - .
Lever mentioned that several years
ago. when the selection of the location
for a proposed subtreasury was
referred to representatives of South
Carolina,, Georgia and Alabama, Columbia
lacked only one vote of winning,
in competition with both Atlanta
Khett Explains Law.
On motion of Harry D. Calhoun of
Barnwell, R. Goodwyn Rhett of Charleston
was called on to make an explanation
of the new law, and he responded
in a masterly exposition of
the subject. There is probably no
other man in the State who has given
closer study to the currency question,
and none has kept in closer touch
with the progress of this recent legislation
in congress, his views having
been sought by representatives of the
administration, and changes in the bill
having been made to meet his suggestions.
Mr. R'hett said that he regarded
the new law as one of the
greatest works of legislation in tnis
generation; from an unworkable
scheme, as it was in the beginning,
the bill had been perfected until it
represented the best wisdom of the
times on the currency question. He
then explained in detail the principles
as well as the practical workings
of the new plan, and answered
various questions that were propounded.
At the conclusion of Mr. Rhett's re- 1
marks a resolution looking to the location
of the regional bank in Columbia
was offered by B. A. Morgan, pres- |
| ident of the Bank of Commerce of
j Greenville, and after a suggested
j amendment by Mr. Rhett, the res^lu- j
tion was aaopiea in me iun ?wij&
Columbia is Favored.
"Resolved, That the representatives
I of the banks ihere assembled petition
! the organization committee to place
South Carolina in a north and south
j region, with the city of Columbia as
j the location of the regional reserve
j city in this district and further, that
I the city of Columbia, on account of
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I lib UtillLI <ll iU*_a.Liuii anu iciiuuuu ,
! mail facilities, suggests it as the most j
j convenient and proper within this j
district, and further that a committee
of seven be appointed by the chair,
with the chairman of this meeting the
ex-officio chairman of the committee
| to present the claims and advantages
of Columbia to the proper authorities
j and at the proper time as the regional
j reserve city for this district: ProI
vided, That said committee shall have
I power to act as the best interests of
j this section demand."
KEFUSE TO QUIT.
j Hay or and ' Aldermen-elect Are
Temporarily Enjoined From As
sinning uieir unices. i
Lexington, Jan. 3.?-Alleging that
; M. E. Rutland, mayor, and F. P.
Byrd, J. H. Rabon, M. Howard, J. M.
Hite, L. P. Fox and S. B. Cartledge,
aldermen for the town of Batesburg.!
are not qualified electors, W. C. Bates,
mayor, J. R. I'nger, George W. Rij
kard, X. Alford, W. D. M. Harmon and
! D. B. Rawl, comprising C.ie town
! council of- Batesburg. have refused
to give up their offices, and, through :
| their attorney, J. Fraser Lyon of Co- j
(lumbia, ex-attorney general of South j
I Carolina, have secured a temporary J
ininn,.tmn frrmt rhipf Justice Eusrene I
: 1JIJ U 11V UUH 1. * w
! B. ?ary of the State supreme court
| requiring the newly elected officers to
J show cause before the supreme court
1 on Monday next why taey should i
not be restrained from assuming the
duties of the office of mayor and alaermen.
The injunction enjoins the
new council from assuming office,
and also from interfering with the
j old council until the case has been
| decided by the court.
j The petitioners allege that in Au-j
I gust, 1911, they were duly elected!
. mayor and aldermen of tlh-e town of J
j liatesburg, respectively, and that they i
took the oath of office and went into 1
the discharge of their duties on Jan- !
uary 1, 1912, and that they have con-'
tinued in office since that day. They j
| also allege that at a regular election
!'.:-eld in August, 1313, that the re-;
| spondents received a majority of the j
' A? * racnfin/lontc in- !
VOICS CctSL, LiiaL uir: i wj/unuvuvu tended
to assume the duties of office
j to which they were eltoted on January
l, 1914, and that the respondents
are not entitled to hold said offices
of the town of Batesburg, and
that they?itihe petitioners?are entitled
to hold over and continue in
cffice until such time as their successors
may be legally elected and
The main clause in the allegations
of the petitioners is that the new
, registration certificates issued by the
I mavnr and aldermen do not hold
I registration officer of the town for the
j year 1913, in which year the election
f was held, and under which the rei
spondents claim that they are en!
titled to hold office.
It is understood that the respond- J
ents claim that only two members of
old council?W. C. Bates, mayor and
J R. Unger?according to the records
!\eld registration tickets for the year
Before the general election for town
officers in 1913 a .democratic primary
was held, in which two of the
petitioners, Bates and linger, offered
for reelection for mayor and alderman,
and they failed to receive the
nomination, Rutland and his ticket
having been elected by a substantial,
majority, after one of 'the hottest <
elections in the history of Bates- i
"burg. In the general election subse- 1
quently 'held, it is said that the Rut- '
land ticket was elected by unanimous
The case is said to be one of the <
*>ost interesting in the history of the 1
State, and the outcome will be await- '
Officers of Law Meet in Columbia and
Organize?McCain, of Richland,
Columbia, Jau. 2.?With about 20
cut of the 44 sheriffs of South Caro
lina present, a state snerms association,
looking to the interests of these
officers of the law and their offices,
was organized at a meeting held in
the court room of the Richland county
court house yesterday afternoon.
John C. McCain, sheriff of Richland I
county, was elected president of the
newly formed body; S. J. Miller, of
Lexington county, vice president, and
Hendrix Rector, of Grenville county,
secretary-treasurer; all of them unan
imousiy. An effort was made to elect j
T. W. McMillan, sheriff of Grenwood !
cuunty, to Che office of vice president, I
and again to make him a member of I
the committee on constitution and bylaws
and legislation, but he declined.'
Qlioriff "VT\Ti 11 nn if was who first DTO- !
posed the present organization and
asked Sheriff McCain to call the sheriffs
A committee of five was appointed |
to draft a constitution and by-laws j
and to get into shape such legisla- !
tion as the body might wish to have '
introduced at the coming session o! j
the general assembly. The commit- J
tee, appointed by Sheriff McCain, the j
president, consists of C. G. Blease, [
sheriff of Xewberry county, cii.ur-!
man; D. E. Colvin, of Chester county;
I j. P. Douglas, of Chesterfield county;
F. F. Hill, of Calhoun county, and T.
S. Burch, of Florence county. The
committee elected its own chairman,
Sheriff Hlease. who requested that
e cry sheriff having suggestions to
make as to legislation should send
them to him before Saturday, January
10. The com?nittee will meet in
Columbia Tuesday, January 13, and
report back to the whole body, which
meets here again Wednesday, January
14. In this way the sheriffs figure
upon getting bills before t\:e leg- ;
TV?ti fdllnvin.!' chr>riff? wprp nTP^P'iltl I
F. 'F. Hill, Calhoiin county; L). P. ;
Douglas, Chesterfield; S. V. Lane, DI1-!
Ion; J. M. Dozier, Marion; 'C. G. '
Blease, Newberry; Hendrix Rector,!
Greenville; K. W. Register, Darling- \
ton; E. D. Gamble, Clarendon; T. S.I
Burch. Florence; .J. B. Morris, Barn-!
" ?" D D Dai r-1- Pif.L'Onc ' T"i R I
w CXI , lv. xv. nuai iv, a avi&vu^) ^.
vin, Chester; John D. Owins, Lau-.
reus; W. R. Swearingen, Edgefield;
S. J. Miller, exington; T. W. McMillan,
Greenwood; W. W. Huckabee,
Kershaw; John C. McCain, Richland;
A. M. Salley, Orangeburg, and
J.' 'A. Lewis, Horry. A. W. Ashburn,
chief of the High' Point detective
agency, of Columbia; X. P. Cadelle, of
Hartsville, rural policeman and Alex, j
Heise, of Columbia, deputy, were also j
A letter was received from W. .J.
White, sheriff of Spartanburg county,
who bravely defended the jail in his
county recently, expressing regrets at
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not oemg auie u* tmcuu iuc weeing.
As State vice president of the
International Sheriffs' association he
urged that every sheriff in South Carolina
join flliis organization.
Newspaper Wakes Bow.
Chester, Jan. 2.?The Semei-weekly
News, which was formerly The Lantern,
made its initial appearance to
day under the ownership of John UJ. I
Nunnery. It is an eight-page, sixcolumn
sheet and will be issued Tuesdays
Ladies' Aid Society.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer will
meet Tuesday at 4 p. m. at the parsonage.
This will be the first meeting
of the new year and all the ladies of
the congregation are requested to be
present. The 'hostess will prepare for
a large crowd, and will be disappointed
if the attendance is small. New of- (
ficers will be elected, and committees
appointed. No one need stay away on
account of the babies, provision for
their entertainment will be made.
Mrs. Thad McCrackin, Sec. j \
*d with keen interest. Every inch of ;
ground will be hotly contested! by 1
both sides. The new council is represented
by George Bell Timmerman.
In the meantime, until the supreme
court decides tine issue, the old coun-1?
cil will be in power, the order of . 1
Chief Justice Gary carrying with it'?
the restraining clause. [ -
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY
SOME OF THE MEASURES WHICH
WILL COME UP.
Matters of State-Wide Interest?List
of the Members of House and
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia. Jan. 5.?A good many
matters of State-wide interest, in addition
to the election of an associate
justice to succeed Judge Woo*ds. and .
the other elections, will prqpjyly
claim the attention of the coming session
of the general assembly, which c- '-C.:
will convene at noon one weekrfrom ^
tomorrow. . .
The fight for a flat two-cent passen-^ f
ger rate on all- railroads in the St
will no doubt be renewed and vig<g-- ^
ously pushed. Governor Blease has
been strongly urging a two-cent rate,'
which would put all passengers on
an equal footing, and obviate the difficulty
which has been experienced by
the public in connection with the various
forms of mileage books, which
give tihe advantage to the man of
means, and which, with all the legislation
and attempted legislation in regard
thereto, have caused no end of
The senator from Edgefield has been
quoted in a Sunday morning newspa
per as saying that he will make a
fight for his "priinarv reform"' bill, offering
several amendments to his
measure introduced last session, and
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VV llldiJ IS ?31111 u 11 111c ^aituuui. uv W
will probably be other "primary reform''
bills. The legislature, however,
-will probably go very slowly in any
matter looking towards restricting the
primary. There are plenty of laws
now to protect the primary, if those
laws are enforced. There are stringent
laws against bribery and corruption.
and undue influence. All good
Democrats are agreed that in the primary,
as in ?v ery other election, there
should be fairness and honest dealing
between man and man. There have
been and there will probably continue
to be efforts which if successful
would require additional qualifications
for participation in the primary. But
it is hardly possible that any law will
meet with favor which would keep
white men out of the primary. The
people of South Carolina believe in a
free ballot and an honest count, and .
when there is a free ballot and an
honest count, nobody has the right to
complain?though the defated, even
when they have all the election machinery
in their hands, sometimes
raise a great hurrah.
Compulsory education) measures
will probably be introduced and pressfid.
as at previous sessions. It will
be recalled that a compulsory education
bill passed at the last session,
but was vetoed by the governor, and
the veto sustained.
It has been stated that a bill will
be introduced by a Charleston member
looking towards a license system
for the handling of the liquor traffic
in that city. f
There is a bill now on the calendar
to provide for the sale of the State
farms. The governor is on record as
favoring the discontinuance of work
on all State farms except the Reformatory
in Lexington, and placing the
nrtnnVtc rm rViA Dublin roads.
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The matter of cattle tick eradication
and the establishment of a tuberculosis
sanitarium will also engage the.
attention of the legislature.
After the short time which it will
take to organize, the governor's annual
message will be read, and the
two houses will be ready for the routinue
work of the session.
At St. Luke's parsonage, Newberry,
South Carolina, December 21, 1913,
by Rev. B. W. Cronk, Mr. Linzy Smith,
of Saluda county, and Miss Daisy
BedenbaugX of Xewberry county.
On Christmas day, at high noon, at
the residence cf Mr. P. H. Shealy, near
Pomaria, his daughter Norma Edna
ind Ernest Epting were happily married,
Pastor E. J. Sox, officiating.
At St. Luke's parsonage, Newberry,
South Carolina, December 23, 1913, by
Rev. B. W. Cronk, Mr. R. B. Bowers,
md Miss Eula Bedenbaugh, both of