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, sUcChSSFUL SCHOOL |
I YEAR COMES TO CLOSE'
PROSPERITY HIGH SCHOOL DO- |
INO EXCELLENT WORK.
\I1 Teachers Reelected?Programmes
Of Commencement -Medals and
Special to The Herald and News*
Prosperity, June 4.?The Prosperity I
' i? i ?.?/vn/-./\n>An Tvrvcro Tt Qnn - I
mgn scxiooi ci/HiiiicHtciucu. vuu i
day when the commencement sermon
was delivered by Dr. C. A. Fr^pd, of
Columbia, on the subject. "Lord
Help Me." 'This was one of the most
prac ical and elevating discourses
ever delivered before Prosperity high
On Msnday evening the boys declamation
contest was held. The programme
was as follows:
1 Death Bed of Benedict Arnold?Lee
[ The Governor's Decision?Leo
In Defense of Our Flag?Alvin
Lest We Forget?Price Harmon.
Mr. Price Harm3n of ;he tenth grade
captured the medal given by iC-il. I.
The address given on Tuesday morning
to the graduating class yb the
| Rev. E. Pendleton Jones was one of
the best ever heard in Prosperity.
The girls reading cjii est on Tuesday
evening was well rendered. The
rkumih Sfl'virmr?iMarauerite 1
I iiC J?/Ui4iJV N/W w
Xo Room for Mo her?Elizabeth McWatersr.
The Golden Shroud of Olaf Guldmar?jJRuby
nno Viohp the Hisliest?Kate M.
Constantius and the Lion?Maud
Harmon. , ,
Miss Ruby Wheeler was the successful
winner of this medal given by
Mr. W. W. Wheeler. Honorable men- j
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tion being given 10 .vuss
^ The climax was reached on Wedt-)
nesday evening when the class exerf
cises were carried out wi hout a flaw.
The well selected programme showed
the ability of the out-going class,
which was as follows:
Class His cry?Bessie Lee Gibson.
Class Will?>Henry Quattlebaum.
Class Prophecy?-Mary DeWalt Hunter.
VTnr>in W" Vi Pf
v clicuiv; ui; ? ti uc ?? uv-..v..
The following a'-'e the graduates:
Annie Mae Con will, Wyche Dickert.
Bessie Lee Gibson, Maude Luanda
Harmon, Price Kenneth Harmon, Mary
DeWalt Hunter, Susie Frances Lang.
rd,' Marguerite Wise, Katie Mas
Xance, Henry Langr'ord Quat lebaum,!
Alvin Arthur Singley, Berley Liberty J
Tavlnr. Xaucv Erwin Wheeler, Ruby J
(Wheeler, Ve-"ne Wheeler.
After which the following medals
and p'-'izes were awarded:
The primary prize, given by the
school was won by Francis May.
The third grade prize won by BerviVo
AfproVcint- h ,norable mention to
The fourth and fifth grade medal,
given by Mr. R. C. Counts, of Columbia,
was won by Grady Bedenbaugh,
Avith honorable men-ion to Joe Lang-j
The sixth and seventh grade medal I
given by Dr. J. S. Wheeler was cap- j
tured by Pickens Langford, the nex.; j
best being Nellie Wise.
The high school mathematical medal
given by Dr. 0. B. Simpson was ^o;i j
by Miss Mass Fellers. i
The high scho:i scholarship medal
gievn by Dr. G. Y. Hunter was won by
Price Harmon, honorable mention to
The tenth grade essay medal given
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toy UOl." t,. M. AU1I, IH ? UCi i *, >?ao
awarded j Miss Ru^y Wheeler, with
honorable mention to Mary DeWal'
The Newberry college scholarship
was given to Price Harmon.
These exercises closed ue in :s~ sue
cessful school year in ue cisiory 01
the school. All the teachers were reelected
ar.d have accepted wi h he exception
:f Mr. J. B. Ballentine. The
superin endent is Prof. J. S. Wlieel*?,
er. the teachers are Misses Willie Mae
Wise, Su.sie Langford. Martha Creigii- i
ton and Gertrude Bobb. j
\tr>. f '/ ?? r-1 a. will P)1 PP nil! I
on Thursday evening in honor of her ]
house guest, Mrs. C\ E. Perkins, 01 1
Atlanta. Progressive conversation j
will be feature of the evening, after i
which a refreshing ice course will be i
served by Misses Mabel and Elizabeth j
McWaters. Marguerite and Xellie Wise j
o ab ut a half hundred gues s.
Mr. Robert Counts will return today j
to Batesburg, after a week's visit to j
Miss C!a a Brown has completed !
her course at Dae West Female college
and reached home Wednesday for
(Mrs. F. L. Brjwn, of Salisbury. X. !
C., is he guest o:' her sister, Mrs. K
Miss Ethel Counts, el" Darlington,
is home for the summer vacation.
Misses Grace Burton Reagin. Connie
l.ee Langford, Eunice Shealy, Eunice
Long and Helen Wheeler ar:ived
Wednesday from Wintnr ;p.
M'.'s. J. L. Lyons, cf Columbia, is
visiting her bro hers, Messrs. D. M.
and P .L. Langford.
Mr. Horace Shealy, or u ne .Mountain,
is spending commencement f\veek
\vi h Mr. Campbell Lake.
Mrs. J. 3. Bedenbaugh, of Pomaria,
is visiting her parents.
Miss Fannie Holloway, of Xewberry,
is the guest of Mrs. G. Y. Hunter.
Mr. ana Mrs. F. L. Schumpert have
returned to Dallas, Texas, a' er spending
several weeks with relatives.
Miss R:sa Ridgell, of Batesburg, en
rou e to Greenville, spent several days
with .her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Wise.
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise, a graduate !
of music at the Columbia college, is
home for the summer.
r'rvi .] F. HJbbs. of New York, is j
visi ing his many friends here.
'!Miss Bessie Taylor, of Batesburg. j
is home for the summer vacation.
Mr. C. P. Barre has completed his j
course in law at ;he University of !
South Carolina and is spending a
while with his sister, Mrs. E. W.
Werts, before locating. \
TO SEVER CONNECTION.
Kev. S. A. Nettles to Sever His Connection
With the Southern Christian
Advocate Jan. 1, Next.
The board of managers of the
Southern Christian Advoca'e, in ses
sion at Greenwood, reached a mutual
agreement with the Rev. S. A. Nettles
whereby he will be relieved as
editor and publisher of the paper 0!i
January 1 next. :he agreement having
been made for that date in order to
give Mr. Nettles time to get the busi
cc": -no nor cottlpd tin 3Ild
ness iiua.il s> ui mc ^ c*. 1/ v- * --*- ?? (
f r him to collect tne obligations and !
other credits o>f the ^aper. Mr. Net- J
ties was under contract wi h the
trard to publish and edit the paper j
until January 1. 1917. and when he j
nr? thp nlace 011 the first o.' next j
f-> 1 ? V O II vw ye;ir
he will ha've served one year of j
the contrac. During the suspension
of Mr. Nettles after the South Carolina
f-onferenee met in Rack Hill, the Rev. j
P. F. Kilgo acted as editor of the Ad-!
voca.e, but when the general confere
:ce in Oklahoma City reversed the ;
Soutli Carolina conference, and su*- '
tained and exonerated rvt";*. Nettles of j
the charged he resumed the editorship.'
f the paper and Mr. Kilgo resigned. |
Mr. Net les desired ij retire from the j
editorship and publishing of t'.ie pa- I
per and the board met at Greenwood i
- ? u?. oil nroeont j
Tuesday uigm >> mi cm. ? .
cept two. The Rev. W. P. Meadows, '
presiding elder of the Greenwood dis- j
rrict. and chairman of the board, presided.
The announcement regarding
the meeting was made in Columbia
Wednesday by Mr. J. W. Hamel, of
Kershaw, who is the secretary o<? the
board, he passing ttirougn uoiuwuia
en route home from -the meeting at
Death of Mrs. Sintrley.
Mrs. Margaret Singley, wid;w of the
late George Melvin Singley, formerly
of Jolly S reet died in Newberry at
the home o. lier daugh er, Mrs. W. T.
Livingstone, 0:1 Wednesday morni :g
at 10 o'clock and was buried at Bach
J man chapel on Thursday morning at j
j 11 o'clock. Service by the Revs. J. D.
j Shealy aiid Y von A. Riser. Mrs.
| Single/ was in her 77th year and her
! death was due o a complioa ion of
I diseases and the infirmities of old age.
TROOPS TO ENCAMP
WITHIN THE STATE
.301 XT K\( AMJMIKXT AT Al*UrSTA!
HAS iiKKX CALL!:!) OFF.
Tronhs of KiicJi Kiale t<? Kncamp i
Wiiinn The borders of That
Columbia, .June o.?-The joint en- J
canipment of ne militia of the four I
Maces, comprising uie ninui ui . isiun,
will not encamp a Angus a, Ga., the j
order to this effect being revoked by j
t e Fede'al authorities. Xotice of the ;
calling off of the Augusta encampment
was received i^re his at' ernoon i
in a telegram to Adjt. Gen. Moore |
from W. A. Simps n. adjutant general !
of the departme t ot' the Kast at ;
Governor's Island, Xew York.
The roops of each State will en- !
camp wit; in its borders, and the reg- j
u.ar tro ps will participate with each '
commcncing with North Carolina, j
then o South Carolina. eGorgia and
Gen. Moore referred lie telegram
to Gaverncr Blease, who will desig-1
nate the site and the time '."'or the militia
:f t-lis State to encamp. The !
elegram received by Gen. Moore fol- 1
"Governor's Island, New York,
"June 3, 1914. j
"Adjutant General South Carolina,..}
Columbia, S. C. I
"Troops your State can not pa'.'tici- ;
]>atet joint encanipn ent, Angus a, Ga. j
ntinno offnrrc thi^ rpftioil. Se~ '
v, i< v 4 Vkj v ? _
lect site for camp within your Sta'e. \
Notify this office so3n as. possible of
location and most convenient period
for camp and State troops tha: will
participate. Regular trcops will
camp ten days, commencing July -1,
successively .\orui .aiomia, o-um
Carolina. Georgia and Florida.
Both Adjt. Gen. Moore and Governor
Blease lef here on the Carolina Special
this afternoon !'or Charleston, the
former to inspect the ::aval militia
and the ,governor to attend :he commencement
of the Medical college.
Gen. Mo:re took the telegram along
and was going to turn It over o Gov- j
ernor Blease on the train. Some deci- '
sion may be reached between them
tonight a.:d may be announced in
MR. A. V. S>KLL TO SPEAK
Secretary of Charleston riiamber of
Commerce to Speak In Newberry vi
Mr. A. V. Snell, secretary of the
cham'ber of commerce of Charleston,
has accepted the invitation o"' the Business
League of Newberry o speak to
the business men of the town of ihe
advantages of organized commercial
b dies and will be in Newberry 011 the
11 tu of innp Tipvr Thursday, and
I i. HI UUJ w JL V . ,
7 , |
will speak at six oclock in the after-;
ii.tyn. It was though, hat this hour!
would suit he merchans and business '
me.i better than a later hour as they ,
can attend he mee ing be.ore going j
home and tnose who do not care to
come tj town at night could have the j
-i : a r\ r\ r \ 11 cr :
opportunity or a eiiuing uie inccuue, ,
and besides it will give those from j
the country who would like to attend 1
an opportunity to do so and re ur;i o|
their homes before sj late.
Xot only tile merr^crs of the Busi- j
ness League are expected to attend j
the meting but all ci izens who are (
1 ; ? ^ j^n OlOII f nf thf! '
mteresteu iu mc uocivcmwi,
community are urged to be present.
Mr. Snell is a good talker qnd lie will !
have something to say and can say i
it is a pleasant and interesting man- |
ner. tl is hoped tha every business j
man who can possibly do so will at- |
tend the meeting. Any citizen of the j
county will be welcomed.
The meeting will probably be held
in the c:urt house through announcement
of the place will be made de- j
finitely later. J
She .is a r?lict o one c'f he old landmarks
of Newberry county.
Besides the daughter with whom
she was staying at the iine of her
dea h Mrs. Singltny is survived by two
other d nters, Mrs. H. S. Metis, . f
Leesville an-' Miss Elizabeth Singley,
and three* sons, Messrs. .). H. and J.
i I). Singley, of Prosperity Xo. r. and M.
i R. Singley of the old home place.
PULLMAN HEARING |
A*r . . wwmm n?\ \ it>4? t I ITT i
UK "JIM IKUW LAW
KAIL ROAD <0M.>I1SSI0\KKS ALLK(?K
RACKS NOT SKIM It A TED.
Commissioner Hampton Offers Slronir
Resolution ?men is I nanimously
\V. F. Caldwell in News and Courier, j
Columbia. June 3.?The railroad j
commission tonight issued a rule to
s.unv cause directed to the Pullman
company ana iauroaus uperauug j
Pullman cars why they should n t be j
required to pe:ate separa e Pull- i
mans for white and colored people '
in South Carolina under the "jim j
crow" car law. The hearing is set
:or Thursday, June 11.
The Pullman company was severely |
censured by the commission on the j
c'.iarge that they actually encourage
negroes to ride in t'.ie same Pullman
cars ,\vi h white people.
The following resolution introduced !
by Commissioner Hampton was adopt- j
ed unanimously: "I feel that the out- |
rage and indignity incident to the '
Pullman company allowing negro pas- j
~ ? " 1? fVi crVi tho QtOt<3 1
rtt'IigKI S Lld?CUI' g LUI VU511 uvuvv |
of South Carolina to occupy same ;
coaches as white people should be i
done away with. From % information j
which I have obtained, which I be- j
lieve to be correct, the Pullman com- ;
-pany lyis instructed its officials ;o in
110 way discourage any negro appli- j
cant for berth or passage* on a Pull- ,
man car. It seems, instead of trying
to discourage it, as they have done in
t/.e pas , they are giving every in'Ct'htixe
to the negro, through instruc-.
tions to their officials, to travel on the
Pullman. This outrageous condition
should not exist and 1 feel that it is
time for the railroad commission of
South Carolina to take impera ive action
in the premises. ,
"Therefore, be it resolved, That it
is "the sense of the railroad comrnis
sion of South Carolina that tne om^ials
of :he Pullman company and o?
the railroad companies operating
these Pullman -ears should be notified
o appear before the commission on
date set to show cause why they
should not comply with the provisions
of Section No. 3,249, Code of South
Carolina, 1912, applicable to the sep- ;
a ration of tee races on passenger
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coaches witnin ne uuuuimi ic? ^
S iutii a rolina."
Chairman John G. Richards in
heartily seconding the resolution
pouted to his opening the fight
against negroes riding in Pullman
cars and said that he had been in
consulta ion with lawyers and was
preparing to offer just such a resolu
t.i n as Mr. Hampton introduced.
IS STILL I> THE HACK,
SAYS J>0. L. MLAI HIN
Candidate Comments on Present Sit.
nation Retrardinsr Gubernatorial
News and Courier. ;
To the Editor o: the News and
Courier: The report is current that
I have retired from the gubernatorial ,
race; this is not rue. It probably
arose from the fact that the publicsees
that (in part) I have accomplish- ,
ed what J set out 'o do?restore har- j
nionv among our people. With peace
and unity between Governor Blease
and Senator Tillman I feel that I de- 1
serve the "Well done thou good and
! faithful servant."
Las1 fall Senator Tillman called up-:
I cn me to "do penance.'' I was to ,
I sacvifice myself by entering the senat
torial race to compass the defeat of:
j Blease. For this "atonement' my sins ]
: were to be forgiven and the "en'.er j
i ,, j
I thou i::to the joys of thy Ixjrd spoken ;
j later. j
The role of "d^g in the manger" has
never appealed to me as either digni**
* ? *'u* - r\f conri.. i
nefl or seusiuitr. mc iuca m
fice. however, commends itself spirij
tually, and it is a grand hing to be ;
j in the company of the most illustrious J
| of all the ages.
i It has been apparent since 1912 that
! a determined attempt would be made
! o ab'idge suffrage in ne primary. 1 !
! i<v keti upon this as peculiarly dan-I
J rf -ous at cliis time, besides bei ;g op- j
pc.seJ to the spirit of tiie age, wnich |
av.rs extension, not restriction of j
? j . ., i.
I believed tha' the only way to prevent
it was to openly and boldly suppor
Governor Blease. to magnify
his power and to add to his strength,
so that with all he election machinery
in his hands, no convention would
dare place the, poor and ignorant
white-man in primaries 011 the samo
basis as the negro in the general election.
lilt* Hilt; vuiivcuLiou wciii a.-> iai no
it could witiiout 'disrupts g the party.
1 kave no apologies to make. 1 did
w.iat 1 tli ught was right.
In 1912 and since 'here has been a
systematic eft'or. to defea: G )vernor
Dlease by destroying him as a man.
hot a politician. Every man support
Ing him was written clown as a Knave
or an ignoramus.
There was a cry about mony being
iui,id for pardons.- Burns raked the
S ate with his detectives armed wit'a '
a devilsh dictagraph. They dangled
a $1,500 fee in front of a drunken
lawyer's eyes, and oGd knows they
are greedy .enough sober.
What did they get? Xot a word of
pro-^f to confirm false and slanderous
Such a sentiment was worked up j
through the press and s' ories circulated
by word of mouth that thousands j
of people today, really look upon
Governor Blease, as the lowest, meanest
man who ever trod South Carolina
What is he result? A versatile and
shrewd nolitician has taken advantage
of these conditions, to transform himself
into a people's idol and workingman's
champion. To the toilers in tne
workshop and the fac ory, it is because
he is their 'friend that he is
persecuted. You hit him, you hit
tliem. To thousands he is their only
stake in government.
I know this is all r /, but they believe
it, and that makes it true. The
masses never see the man at all; they
only see t'ne ideal reflected from the
longings a:' their own souls.
The imaeina ions of men of all ages
have manufactured from common clay |
halos of glory with which, to crown j
their saints and heroes. In this world j
it is not what a man is, but what peo- ;
pie think he is. It is only God who !
sif s the wheat from the chaff.
The other side has the legislature, j
the courts, bar. press and pulpit. They j
have education, wealth/ and power.
They can afford to be generous.
f V?o f rvcvj\
i nave never uentr>cu tuai
could come to Soutii aCrolina excep
by giving these people the only thing
they want?the one ihing. T am glad
that Senator Tillman has reached
he same conclusion, that peace can 1
only come'' hrough tue elcYtion, not the
defatt, of Governor Blease. He ought
to know bv this time how little it ma:- i
ters who is in the senate compared to j
?o 1 _ I
who fills the govern ;rs cmcc. nr ar ,
so knows how the I'ni ed States sen- !
ate can "tame." so to speak, the wild j
a.:d wooly. j
I am glad that his candidate, Mr. i
G. Ricahrds. Jr.. has declared (on the j
quiet) for Governor Bl^ase. To bring |
these two tribunes of the people together
is a worthy sacrifice which I
joyfully make. It was a precious
nriviipo-p to hold the flag staff steady
until these true leaders could unite
upon one wor hv to bear aloft the
shining folds of that spotless banner
of freed m.
1 gladly place this precious emblem
of peace and -fraternity in the hands of
hv niip 2rood office and
O U P17 v_/ 1 LtU 'S J O eagerly
reaching for another cfne, ne
will defend it as long as there is anything
in sigh, with all the zeal of a
new convert, whose congenial defects
are more than balanced by his acquired
"(The world do move." Old Dog
Trav. with a bone in his mouth, grab
bed at his reflection in the water and
lost he substance for the shadow.
What an adva;:oe in canine development,
to put the bone on the log. set
one paw <:n it, and go on an exploratory
expedition with :he other paw.
^ ^ Per OYaHinlp I
Wise L>Og 1 lay. vuui &uiui?B 1? ,
i i modern progressive methods calls
r.o my mind that n:ble epic from some
long forgotten bard, beginning thus:
"I bid y?u note the fish worm?
Observe Iiis easy, graceful squirm,
Xor overlook ,iis kin o- pink, |
The squirming keeps it thus, I hink."
, J no. i j. 'McLaurin.
i Benneitsvi'le, June 2, 1914
HIMSELF FOR BLEASE
tiOYKKNOR ATTENDS MEDICAL
COLLEGE CO .WME\CEHE.\T.
Both (ioyernor ami Mr. Doniinick
Have Filed Pledges in Their
Special :o The Herald and News.
Columbia, June 4.?The Columbia
correspondent o' the News and Courier
on Wednesday night wired his paper
that John G. Richards, Jr., now
railroad commissioner and a candidate
for governor, had made the following
sta ement giving his position,
in the United S ates senatorial race:
"I am going to vote for Cole. L.
Blease for United Stattes senator because
1 believe he is nearer the masses
of :he people than the other man."
'IThe statement." says the News and
Courier's Columbia correspondent,
"was made in answer to a direct
question as to whether he was for
Smith or Blease."
This open declaration by Major
Richards did not come as a surprise
to ihose who are acquainted with ,the
poli ical situation. The positive stand
taken by Major Richards, however, is
all the more interesting and signifi-'
cant, when it is considered that he
and Senator Tillman have been heretofore
closely allied in politics, an?
4- U "M n i/s*? Di/%Vtnr/?o 4*-* nrorinna
lllctL ;>iajui iLltuaiuo, 111 )/i VI1WU0
Sta e races, has been regarded as having
the support of the senior senator,
. * .\ . * '.?, Ml t* VV' -1>?
and that as is well known, the senior/
senator has fought the governor birterly.
What effec; this open announcement
of Major Richards will
have upon the relations between him
and Senator Tillman is not known.
The Governor in Charleston.
Governor Blease lef: yesterday afternoon
for Charleston to a tend the
meeting or trie Doara 01 trustees ui
the Medical College of South Carolina,
of which board the governor is
president, and also to attend the annual
commencement of the institution
today. The governor is expected tr
return to his office mmorrow.
The opening of the senatorial campaign
is now less ;han two weeks off,
a.id in the meantime the governor has
a number of engagements which, in
connection with the press of official
duties, will keep him exceedingly busy
up :o the day of the opaning of the
campaign. He has had to decline
j numbers of invita ions - from every
section of the State to make address
( Pledges filed.
i Both Governor Blease and Assist!
ant Attorney General Fred. H. Dominick
have filed their pledges?Jie
former for the I'ni ed States senate,
and the latter for congress from t^e
Governor Blease's pledge was filed
011 Tuesday, and Col. Dominick's on
TWO GREAT THINGS
Star Lit Heavens Above and the .Moral
Code of Earth.
"Two things," wrote ImraaLuel
Kant, "fill the mind with ever increass
ing awe and admiration?the star-li:.
heavens abo're and4ihe moral law
within." His wonder might have increased
if he had foreseen the results
of modern investigation into the customs
of savage -ribes. Xo matter how
low and primitive the tribe, it has its
- - - -i. l.
moral code wnicti can not oe viuiaieu
Perhaps the code requires members
of the tribe :o devour their dead parents.
Then cannibalism becomes a
duty which must be observed. The
Aust ralian, bushmen regard it as
wrong 10 kill the animal waich is
supposed to be the protector of the
iribe. In old Japan it was right for
" *">? nr'ryn VioH hoon cerinnclv affrnnt
a in an ?? uv w?
ed to kill himself on the doorsteps of
-^ie offender. A famous Japanese
commander, General Nogi, committed ^
suicide as a sacred obligation when
the emperor died a year or two ago.
A Card of Thanks.
I desire to extend my thanks and
appreciation for the great kindness
shown me during the last illness and
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at tnl1 deatn 01 my wi.e. 1 suan
hold my neighbors and friends in