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I I.III, M'^BKR 1.'!. NEWBEEBT, S. 0. TUESDAY. MIRCH 15. TWICI A WIKK, |UI * Hi*.
, GENERAL NEWS ITEM; I
FROM STATE CAPITAL1
JllORE POLITICAL HEADS ARE I
^ CHOPPED OFF.
4 Supt Strait to Go?Mr. Brown's Apsr
pointment?dewberry Gets the
(By Jof.n K. Aull.)
Special to The Herald and Ntws.
Columbia, March 15.?The appoint- f
mpnt r>f Mr Oeo D. Brown as State'
ft supervisor of mill schools will be efkf
aective on July 1, and the State board ,
of ducation will be called upon to
choose tis successor as county super-J
intendent of education, for Newberry
county. Mr. Brown has many friends!
throughout the State who are gratified i
at l; is appointment.
Superintendent Strait to Go.
The summary removal of ti':e old
1 3 ~~~ ^ ? C! + o4-a Virvcnifo ] !
L'UcL IU U1 iCgCULS V>1 tutr Uiaic uusi/im.
^ I for the insane, by Gov. Manning, and ,
&he appointment of an entirely new j
board, will be succeeded, it is stated,
by displacing Superintendent Strait;
and the appointment of a new supedIntendent.
Dr. Strait, while serving !
Lancaster county in the State senate, j
-.was appointed superintendent by Gov. J
Blease. Hibe announcement of the
. . forthcoming change was made by the J
I local morning newspaper in this way: j
* "That it is his intention to get an ex- j
pert physician in lunacy for superin
tendent of t~e State hospital for the ;
insane, was the frank statement Gov.
Manning made to T. J. Strait, M. D., j
th-e present superintendent of the in- j
stitution. at a conference between them
in t-e governor's office. The governor
sent for Dr. Strait and told him that |
he wanted to give him ample notice ;
of his intention, as he desired to treati
jvim ivitv, ^it pnnsidpration in the
Gov. Manning, after a hearing on ;
charges preferred against ti-em. has removed
the county dispensary board
of Barnwell county. IThe chairman'
* of the board removed is the father of
Attorney General Poeples.
Newberry the Champion,
f T.:ere was a greet deal of interest J
in Columbia in the basket ball game j
"between Newberry and Wofford col-!
:eges, on Saturday nigbt, for the in-1
^ tercollegiate championship of the!
W State. 'Newberry defeated Wofford by
a score of 51 to 30. There are a great
many alumni and former students of
Newberry living in Columbia, who are
p enthusiastic over the result.
A Siege ot f ires.
Columbia is being visited by a good j
many fires. Most of them have not!
done any great damage; but a serious I
loss was suffered early Friday morn[ing,
when the Masonic temple, in Main
street, in whid'a? was located the big j
printing plant of the R. L.. Bryan Co.,
was burned. The loss is estimated at |
Iin the neighborhood of $100,000.
The Masons will erect a six-story
temple to replace t~e old building,
and the Bryan company has already
ordered a new plant.
The permanent senate journal, which!
was being printed by fche Bryan com- i
pany, was destroyed, and a new copy J
will have to be fu-rnished by the sen- i
ate clerks, thus delaying the public-!
ation of the journal.
Be Efficient and Do Tnings That Other i
People D>? Not Do.
' A man bus a weary rime awaiting to
9 rise in the world by force of sympathy,
by getting somebody else to pull bi:n
along. Vou see such people standing
f around expecting compassion and a
lift from some wbo have succeeded.
Bnt this is not the way success is atL
tained. That comes by working for it,
by being worthy of it. by doing one's
B best, if it comes at all. The world is
rfull of failures because a man hangs
back and depends upon others.
Efficiency is the greatest word in the
? language. There is no '-eal progress
without it. And what does efficiency
consist of? Of sobriety, honesty, diligence,
patience, nappiuess. unselfishness,
good habits and putting in full
Of course a man can get rich by not
caring for these. He can gamble, steal,
*1'* " * J r>f>/vllct on/? America
raeirauu, j??ju |?j,>n?us> <?nv? v
bills, borrow money and never pay.
Bar such riches don't lasf They drop
a man pretty hard finally.
The only way is to start out in the
world and do ones best without waitlug
to see what others do. As Stein|
metz. tlie master eie<*tri<*i;in. said. "To
earn a year do things other
people don't do "-Ohio St:ite Journal.
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Clemson College, March 12.?The .
second term examination will begin j
Saturday Marco 13. and continue I
through Saturday, March 20, 1915.
The Clerason cadets will hold their
annual encampment in Anderson, S.
C., from Marc.li 22 to 27, inclusive.
Since the encampment comes off im- j
mediately after the second term ex- j
amination, this will give us a recess j
from the strain of study just preced- j
ing the encampment, and take tl:e
place of t'"e annual Fair week encampment
which we missed this year. We
shall ail be compelled to hike it to
Sandp Springs, and there we can j
hnarri Hia Ridee train to so the '
remainder o- the distance. Reports
reach us t: at the Anderson business i
men 'ave been generously assisting |
their chamber of commerce in their ef- ;
forts to make arrangements for our j
encampment, and we feel sure tnat j
the encampment will prove a great j
success, for we are all well acquainted j
with the hospitality of the good citi- i
zens of Anderson. An annual encamp- j
ment is required of us by the govern-1
ment, and during t1 e encampment, a i
great portion of the time will be devoted
to extended order drill, outposts
and dress parades. T.e camp
site is on North Main street.
Base ball practice has been in progress
for the past week and the outlook
for a good team this year is excellent,
in spite o the fact that we
have to suffer the loss of three of our
best men. namely, 'Tommy" Webb,
first baseman; Parker, U ird baseman,
and Gaveden, pitcher. Tfcere are several
now.- mpn shmvinfiT nn in excellent
shape, and at present it looks as if
McMillan, Major and Long, E JW., have
got 'varsity cinched. We play the first
game of the season in Anderson during
the week of the encampment, when the
'U igers" will cross bats wiu-: Furman !
university. It is mucih to our regret j
that the "Tigers can't play 011 tne j
large athletic field, but due to the ex- i
treme wet weather that has been since
Christmas, the new field is not quite
in shape. T' e first foot ball game next !
year will be played on t'r.e new field,
The ollowing i< the base ball j
schedule for the "Tigers" this year:
March 26?Fur mar, at Anderson.
April 2?Wofford, on campus.
April 3?Furman, on campus.
April 9, 10?Erskin, in Due "West. I
April 13?Richmond college, cam-!
April 14, *15?Wofford, in Spartan-!
April IT?Citadel, on campus.
April 27 28?P. C. (Clinton), on campus.
April 30, May 1?Urt^versiay of Georgia,
.'May 7, 8?Auburn,, in /Auburn.
Mav 13, 14?Newberry college, on
May 15?Furman, in Greenville.
\Tav 17. IS?University of South Car
olina> in Greenwood.
The "Tigers" r-ave a heavy schedule,
but with Vedder Sitton as coach, we
hppe to put out a victorious team.
In a recent basket t>all tour, Clemson
college defeated Carolina, but lost
to both the Columbia Y. M. C. A. and I
to the Citadel. The basket-ball season
has closed for this year.
To Make Summer School ttractive.
Superintendent George D. Brown, of
j Newberry, was also a caller at the ofi
fice of tj':e State superintendent.
Though Superintendent Brown boasts
of one of the best equipped corps of
teao-ers anywhere in the State, he is
j planning to hold a summer school at
| Newberry college from June 21 to July
117. In this enterprise he will have
tJ. e co-operation of'Superintendent Jas.
H. Sullivan, of Laurens, Superintendent
Juo. F. Wideman, of Greenwood,
and Superintendent J. A. Carson, o:^
Saluda. The president and faculty
of Newberry college will lend their
aid and will help to make the summer
school especially attractive and serviceable
to the teachers of these four
! counties. Mr. Brown states that sevj
eral of his progressive districts are
! discussing petitions for compulsory education^
T' e Winnies, with the jewels, mad?
fine vaudeville last week at the Opera
STATE ISTERCOLLFMATE BASKET
BALL TITLE TO LTTHER '?NS
Score of the Game Was ">1 to 80?Ash.
ly.nigh >Yas the Shir ?I
Tiie State, 14t)'.:.
The title of intercollegiate championship
of South Carolina in basket
ball for the season oc 191- was wen
by .Newberry college w::e.i the Lutherans
defeated Wofiord college in the
city Y. M. ;C. A. gymnasium l^-et night,
51 to 30.
The battle for ti e college title was
i-QT-i- nloonoct 1.1 !r1l TVltP.
Both teams worked l:ai\l, if anything,
A l:rye crowd, rhe oe.-jt of Ilia season
m i >'i Tnbia, wiith>game
-r>! tiie i^ .'Rge entfii:-, . .111 ran high.
it.tied ?n:ong the t*i>ectat >~s were
a numb-v of out-u;-:-?v. .1 people, so*nrt
c' whom came to Co! mi >ia esiK-eialh
:or :*e ^ a me.
Xcwber: > s big conVr A:luia:i:jh,
* * > 1 lie siai of 1 * cnar> pionship c^n
l };i Rt. offensive'" -rn.] de:'en?hely
.it 'a as ;? Ifirge factcr :>j in.* Liihera.i
lcu-ry- >??_ made eight fieirl !s for
a lota 1 cf 16 points, a ,j r.i? timely
u'.ftn?i\'? work kept 'Ljv. u ire W)
ford score. Paschal, a Co!unit a boy,
played a great game. Fasr, quick and
'.ery accurate, tht Xewb?rry left guard
made his playing stand out as a prominent
feauture. He us?d his ead at
all times, always cool, and knowing
exactly where to toss the ball.
Howard, a mere slip of a lad who
went into the gains as a substitute
in the 'middle of the first half, starred
c~- T + t-lQt
1UI" VVUliUIU. 1 L IS li lt l Ml, lie w.v.
not throw goal during tiie evening,
but : e was on the job^at all limes.
He had all grades of pep ulayiug
!ast night was valuable (j the Wofforrl
team, especially from a cbf)i5siw
Last night's game was a little out of
the ordinary in that ;>er? were nc
boundary lines to the Moor, t.'e wall
being the limit, even behind the goals.
T1 is was a rather unusual ru'o. 'out
did not deter rom the game.
At the end of the first half Newberry
lead, 26 to 12. The score of the
second period was, Newberry 25. Wofford
18, making a total of 51 to 30.
Baker (8) RF.. Anderson (16)
Morgan (7).. LF Earle (6)
Ashbaugh (16) C Collins (4)
Paschal (6) LG Steadman,
MacLean (2) RG Patterson (44
Time of halves, 20 minutes. Referee,
Van :Metra (Kentucky State).
A Gift for Mrs. Pendleton Jones.
On Tuesday afternoon the ladies of
the First Baptist church gave another
of their enjoyable birthday parties a:
the home of Mrs. T. C. Pool, in Harrington
street. (Ttve home was bright
and attractive with daffodils and
growing plants. The features of the
afternoon were a contest relating to
St. Patrick's day,"4 and a 'musical program
of Irish songs and instrumental
selections on piano and violin. Dur "*?
- T T~* v TTTl 3
ing t'.'e aiternoon :.\jrs. u. vv. noyu
in a few graceful words presented to
the pastor's wife, Mrs. E. Pendleton
Jones, a lovtly brooch from the ladies
of the church, as a testimonial of friend
ship. A salad course with, coffee was
Medical Society Meeting:.
Regular meeting of the Newberry
County Medical society was held in Dr.
Mayer's office with the following physicians
present: Drs. Moore, E. H.
! Houseal, Dunn, Pope. w?ldau, Domi
nick, Kibler, Pelham, Pinner;- Moore,
J. H., Wood and Setzler.
Dr. J. ?r. Kibler was elected delegate
to the State convention, whic?
meets at Greenwood April 18-20, and
Dr. Jno. B Setzler alternate.
Dr. E. H. Moon* read a veiy interesting
paper on "Pleurisy with Effusion,"
whici'i was followed by genera!
The meeting adjourned to meet
I _ _
I 2gain April 9th. Jno. B. Setzier,
Z. T. Pinner, Secretary.
<?> THE IDLEK. 3>
In looking over some old papers me
other day I came across a letter that
was written to me in 1909. 1 don't
recall now .whether or not 1 ever printed
it. However, even if I did, it is
appropriate today and will bear republication.
It deals with a very important
and a very neglected subject. 1
In fact, it deals with two very neg
lected subjects. .And I have often wondered
why our people would let tiese
j things be neglected so long. T e vil- <
( lage graveyard has long been ncglect,
ed, and many times have I called at- '
| tention to this neglect, and as many
j times has no heed been given to the j;
! cry. As this unknc wn correspondent j <
j says this graveyard and its condition ;
j "is a reflection on t'.:e city and a shame '
upon the inhabitants." To quote Long- i
fellow on "the Deserted Village:" i
: "Amidst thy desert walks the lapwing .
j And tires tfi-eir echoes with unvaried .
' Sunk are t.iy bowers in shameless ruin
' And long grass o'ertops t1 e mould'ring
| And the shame is upon the inhabii
tants of this community to permit any
' such condition. It could be made a ,
! beautful place. True, man>;.of those
j who were laid to rest there have been (
j moved, but it is impossible to remove
all of t&em. And mp.ny Lave no rela-1
tives or friends here now, but tnose
j who are buried there were once the
1 active citizens o<: .this town. And the
town should see to it that some at
tention is given tne place, i ao not
agree witij my correspondent that it
would be well to undertake to remove
'all tne dead and make a park out of
this place, but it could be uit in
gcod condition and kept such, and 1*
! would be a pleasant place to go. The
magnificent oaks that have withstood
[the stomis of centuries arc there, and
the pines are soug .ing in tf e brezees,
and altogether it could b^ made a
delightful place. A people w o do not
have regard and respect for such hal-!
7 non hv tfp1 V* n !
jjiciv^CO mil w,? v, ,.i,. .
; i eople. Will not our city authorities !
do something to show that we l ave'
I regard for t'::ese hallowed spots. Me-!
. morial day will soon be here and a |
committee will be appointed on the old
; graveyard, and maybe one or two will
go down there and place a flower or
; two on some of the graves. How much
i better it would be to have tf"e place
cleaned up and the vandals kept out.
But I am about to forget to quote the
letter. I don't know who wrote it, but
here it is. Read it. It may do you
. sood to know t~at some one has come (
sentiment left, and it may work a
| little leaven, and let us hope that it
| will leaven the whole lump.
t dewberry, S. C., Aug. 13. 1909.
; My Dear Mr. Idler:
! Our city, as yon say, needs a park,
j cr parks, very badly for both the chil'i
dren and t'r.e older people, and 1 have
j been impressed with your suggestions.
| Won't you walk down and look af the
j neglect and desecration that the old
M.illage graveyard presents. Its con1:*:
~ + f Vwn /lit V QnrJ
uiiiuii is a. reuctuuu vu mc
a si ame upon the inhabitants. There
are very few now that have any interest
in it, and would it not be the
| most appropriate honor to the dead
for the city, at its expense, to removo
to Rosemont cemetery the remains o.
all those having any memorials to
mark their resting place?
And then to lay off this plot of several
acres for a park? The beautiful
trees are ttere, the soil will make a
fine grass lawrn. and in a couple of
. years we would ftave a beautiful little
park right in the heart of the city,
, at a cost of a very few dollars. The
property is t) e city's, and the city will
only be improving its own. Walk
down, Mr. Idler, and tells us what you
V* n wlr Vj'xnY'c? ir f 7*71 1 XT
Member of the Civic League.
AT: en the park .about which my unI
known correspondent speaks. .Well, I
1 have written my fingers sore on that
subject and about worn out my typewriter.
It will come some day. Bui
when, 0, when, is ti e question. I have
hecn thinking of making a srg-rcstion |
I have tried to v.ake up Tchn Kinar-1
and Jim Burton and Henry Pa-r and
Marcus Spearman and the other rict
men of the town, but they are too busy
making money and keeping it to think
about a park. I reckon t!:ey are go
ing to take some of that money with
them to the pearly shore. And then
there is Zack Wright, I must not J.orget
him, he is mayor of the town and
a rid . old bachelor. I don't know
what '~e intends to do with his money.
He believes in a park in West End,
but does not seem to have much interest
in one over on the other side. I
mean the other side of Scott's Creek.
When V e last business league was
formed it looked like the park was
dead sure. But we can beat the world
rig t here in Newberry in making a
clash and stopping before we get to
c 1 ? ~ T tkamI rlnnrn OTl/i
ni SI UclSe. 1 WlUlft. liiej ncui uynu ".nu
measured off the land and got another
Df-ucn and we were going right aread,
a d then all or' a sudden, ge-whiz, and
t' ~ t ;r.g was dead. What's the matter.
Let's wake up again and make
But 1 was going to make a suggestion.
You know any old thing can
make a suggestion. The cat, can look
at the moon. lAnd y^u can't Lelp yourself.
But for the suggestion. Here
it is: There are about forty-leven
women's organizations in this town,
besides the civic association. Now if
ill t'r.ese organizations would unite and
1? ~ J V? nnnraiDc Q n rJ nffrvrt Q
UtfllU CXI I -tlldl ^ 11V- A V^
toward the building of a part in Newberry
the thing is done, and would be
a real thing inside of six month.s. Renumber,
I said unite. The women can
uo this thing if they will. What greater
t.:ing could they do i.or the town. Now
is tlie opportune time, when ti ings are
just a trifle dull. I have heard some
of these men talk about what they are
going to do, and I have heard som'"1
good resolutions made, and I have
heard some fine sermons, and, you
know, sometimes \\l en I begin to
think about the empty words I hear o:
1?^4.1??1? o r-i A t li r\ hoQ i? 11 f 111 v;PT
\) I UI ll t'l iuvc, c*n u mc \x c*4 4 &
;i-v ii.--, and then when I undertake to
measute them by the square of performance,
I am almost persuaded that
wi en t1 ese protestations of good deeds
and so forth and so on strike against
the white heat of the great white
throne they will be found to be as
but sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.
Now, my good women, won't you
get together in all your societies and
organizations and clean and preserve
and beautify the old village graveyard,
or see t'.at the town does it?
Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid
Seme heart once pregnant wiih ce
Hands that the rod of empire might
Or wak'd to ecstacy the living lyre.
And then won't you unite?yes,
unite?and build that park? You can
do it, and t! ere is nothing greater that
}ou could do for this town. It will be
more profitable than luncheons and
rook and essays on Queen Mary and
Secession, and all the other things
that you have been doing. Just t'::ink
what a monument you would erect
and the great blessing you would be to
t e children o the community.
Returned From Washington.
Columbia cor. Anderson Intelligence!.
Attorney General Petpl?i< and Assistant
Attorney General Frei K Dominick
have returned from Washington
where they went to represent the State
in a number of cases before the United
States supreme coirt. They will -have
to go back to Wasnington in April it
appear for the State against T. U
Vaugf n, i ormer superintendent of tat
Odd Fellows orphanage, who is appealing
from a sentence of death imposed
by the South Carolina courts or
a conviction for criminal assault.
County Teachers' Association.
The meeting of the County Tead':ers
association was largely attended last
Saturday in Newberry H'igh school.
T ii/iu "Picon o-fl VP. an excellent
fiioia uuv/ xvicvi ?
demonstration in aritmetic with hex
pupils from Kinard school.
Miss Carolyn Caldwell sang sweetly
two songs, "My Laddie'.' and "In tibc
Time of Roses."
The essential feature of the meeting
was t! e adIre^s of Dr. D. B. Johnson,
* ' Pc-iie*,t of Wintsrop college, on "Efn?,f^v
5-Vo's, the .Yost Vita]
>"r' "1ThoV Country."
PRESIDENT D. B. JOHNSOX SPEAKS .
TO NEWBERRY TEACHERS.
Urged Teaching of Agriculture an<I
Gardening, Not Neglecting Essential
Things of Curriculum.
The ollowing is a synapsis of the
admirable address of President D. B.
Johnson, of Winthrop college, before
tlie teachers o>. Newberry county ou
i last Saturday:
| President Johnson spoke c; his visif.
to Newberry in 1888, when he attended
: the State convention of the Y. M. C. A.
| held here that year, and said that tac
had had ever since a high opinion o;
; Newberry people, which was strength |
ened, if possible, by t1 e fine represen|
tation of students at Winthrop from
j Newberry county for the past twenty
! years. He said that Newberry ranked
! in this particular up among the nine
j leading counties oC the State, and thai
| a good test of c nty progressiveness
I was its interest *n the education ol
itc hnvc sinH onrli; Inrip'Ad Hv
. test Newberry county stood high.
He took for i is subject lice "Efficient
Country School,'' and said in
j The efficient country school is the
i most vital educational need today, no
i only of the South, but of this whole
( country a. ours. The whole rura.
j problem is "practically the problem of
! V -e country school."
| ine farms are being abandoned by
j the owners, and agricultural progress
j and production are failing to keep
| pace with growth in population, and
j with progress in other directions
| mainly because the country school has
failed and is failing to relate its wori:
j to t'. -e life of the rural community,
i T e startling exodus from the rura:
J districts to the cities a:l over our
' country is generally attributed to the V
lack of proper educational and socia? ~
conditions in the country, which too
jrorerly organized and conducted
country school might ave supplied.
From social ar.d economic surveys
it ha? been found t) at in llinois about
j H."> per cent, of the land owners who
! n>r>ve to town do so because o. the inadequocy
of the country schools; that
! in an area covering 1,764 square miles
| ot' the best farm lands in Illinois 53
per cent, of the farfhers are tenants
I and that in many parts of Missouri
i more than i:alf of the farmers are
, renters. The agricultural conditions
in these two states are typical of those
in other states.
i The evils cf farm tenantry are im;
pressively brought out in a recent book
j by Jack London. He calls the average
i tenant a "land ?l:og,*' who takes every;
thing possible out o t1 -e land and puts
nothing back into it. He gives inI
stances of where tenants had "skinned"'
enough out of rented land in California
in three yeaas to buy land for*
themelves. He recalls the story of an
old farmer w'.o told a pro essor at
an 'agricultural experiment station:
"They ain't no sense in trying to teaca.
i ir/-vtir II alHruit it Ain't*
Ilie laimm. i anu>> a>i
I worked out ti ree farms?" and adds
that it w.as this kind of farming that
destroyed rural Xew England.
lAccording to the census of 1910, 45.6
per cent, o the land in this country
, available for agriculture is not culti;
vated either by owners or tenants.
I Prof. J. L. Coulter, of the George
> Peabody College for Teachers, ibas as)
certained from the census of 1910 tf:at
. during the ten years from 1899 to 1909
T-irrvrt nation in thf United
; dgi^uuuiui uuuvi'?i> ---
States increased only 10 per cent, over
- that of the preceding decade, while
i the population?the number of mouths
to be fed?increased 21 per cent.
Egglestoci and Bruere, in an admirable
book on ti'.e Work of the Rural
Sci ool, just published, hold that it is
"the menace of hunger that is turning
; the nation to the rural school as the
/vnK- instrument canable ok averting
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Although the prosperity of every
other calling, of t)':e country itself, depends
mainly upon the prosperity of
the farmer, tl-e wealth producer of the
country, his interests have been overlooked
in legislation and in the organ'
-1-'- ~ ~ cphnnls
' J lZtlllon ui ciji'iats vi uV~v?>~
, | and educational institution'" until com
] paratively recent years. Now t^e leaders
of tf:ought and action are realizing
the importance of the farmer to
I the state, and that the welfare of the