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VOLUME Lin, MTMBEB 64. JfEWBERBY, 8. f, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, $L5fl A YEAJL
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NEWBERRY CITY SCHOOLS I
OPEN NEXT MONDAY
Teachers Meeting on Saturday?Everything
in Readiness For Opening?
Teachers Ready For Work.
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I The city superintendent of schools, j
with his force of janitors, has been i 1
eetttinor th<* buildings and grounds j
ready for the opening of the schools J t
next. Monday morning. i s
The city teachers are called to hoH jc
their first regular meeting next Satur- (
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at the High 1
school building, where plans for the
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montn ana reguiauuiis iui mc j^ai ,
will be considered.
After all is said and done, the effi-1I
ciency of school work depends very J
largely upon the teachers. Commodi- j i
ous and comfortable buildings and suit- |
abie apparatus are desirable, but it j J
tnu-pc ffood teachers to make good j i
schools. A real teacher, filled with: i
the spirit of service and devoted to
the cause of education, is one of the 1 r
grandest assets in any community. In j
respect to the faithfulness, ability and a
general attitude of her corps of teachers
to the work of the city of New- 1
berry is to be congratulated.
in the Newoerny High school, with A
I'iui. o. x5. u i\caii nouoway principal j
, j una teauiier 01 matnewaucs, Miss jmizaoeui
x/oaanicK neaa 01 tne aepartlucxiL
ox n.iisuj>n anu teacner or ms^
to* y, Luuu<t vveicn, nea.d oi tne
utj^aiLiu cat ul sciences ana icdCuer oi j
iuaLory, .viiob i-?uci.e wnson heaa oi tne !
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aepaivuieut oi Laun ana teacner oi ^
-c^ngnsa*. ja.A&s Kuin M. Payne head of
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ueparuaeiii oi uouiesuc science, Miss!
i>ca6 ivioier neaa oi department of1 ^
music, u may wen oe saia mat tne i (
seconaaiy eaucauon oi tais section is '
weil pioviaca tor. j
And what city the size of Newberry 11
can boast ot two gooa grammar !
schools, both aoing seven fuii graaes, | t
as wen ana as enthusiastically as is I J
done at tne Speers street and Boundary
Street schools? t
The teachers for Boundary Street,
the same as last year, are as follows: ;
Miss Eliza Mabnv, principal and teach?
er of the seventh grade; Miss Sadie 1
Bowers, sixth grade; Miss Annie Bynum,
filth grade; Miss Lucile Wallace, J,
fourth graae; Miss Mary L. Burton,'
third grade; bliss Ruth M. Payne, sec-1
ond grade; Miss Gertrude Reeder, first i
iTihe teachers at Speers Street,
the same as last year, with one 1
f exception, are as follows: Miss
Bess Burton, principal and: teacher of i t
sixth grade; Miss Pearl West, seventh
grade; Miss Corrie Lee Havird, fifth 1
Miss Mary Gilbert, fourth
grade; Miss Gladys Chappell, third and
second grades; IMts. J. E. Norwood,
first and second grades.
It is a fact of common knowledge ]
among the prominent school men and
women of the State that one of the
best mill school buildings and one of
the best primary mill schools is the 1
West End school in Newberry. The
teachers for this school, the 6ame as I j
last year, are as follows: Miss Ber- ;
nice Martin, principal and teacher of }
first grade; Miss Eva Goggans, second i
rrr-o r?o Mies Marv Wrieht. third and ,
Fourth grades. . I j
The public is invited to attend the 1
opening exercises at the High schoo)
Mondaw All the schools will be open- 1
ed on Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
The outlook is that the record enrollment
of 801 white pupils last year will
be surpassed, and that the graduating
class next spring will be one of the '
largest in the high school history of
the State. Forty were promoted to
tho tonth crjdp '
The Hoge colored scnool enrolled <
567 last year. Some normal training ;
and industrial work are being planned j
for this schopl. -The colored teachers
are: B. I^vister, principal; Esther <
Garrison, Tfcrginia WilllfUfcs, Mattie ]
Snowden, Maude Williaf&i, "A.. E. i
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MT. azi<l nxrs. wiammc tt/vuc uaa
returned to Prosperity from a visit ]
io Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Parr. J
R&t. Dr. and Mrs. D. L. Phillips ar- ,
rWe<! on 'Thursday, the guests of (Mr. <
and Mrs. H. L. Parr .Dr. Phillips j
comes to begin his meeting at the IA. i
R. P. church. j
NEWS OF LITTLE 310 OH A IN.
Farmers Selling Cotton Right Along
at Present Prices?People Coming
special to The Herald and News
Little Mountain, Sept. 10,?We are
laving very hot weather now.
The farmers are gathering their coton
and corn, and getting ready to
;ow grain. They are putting a lot of
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jonon on me manvei ucic ai, u-i
lents. It looks as if very hard for
hem to get 10. cents for it.
Mr. John D. Shealy was in town
Mrs. Joe Hartman of Prosperity was
n town Wednesday 'visiting l.Vlr. anil
ilrs. J. A. Kinard.
Mr. B. VV. Miller and family were
n town Wednesday.
The litt'e daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
rames E. Shealy, who is in the hos)ital
now, was reported very low Wedlesdaiy
night, not expected to live.
P. O. W. Setzler was in town Wedlesday
Mr Hubert Boland and family are
visiting his parents, Mr. A. B. Boland.
Mr. R. L. Eargle spent Sunday with
Mr. Jack Cannon spent a few days
vith Mr. V. B. Sease.
iViiss Julia Bickley of Lexington is
risiting Mrs. N. B. Wheeler.
Miss Swittenburg of Newberry was
n town Wednesday. She will be prin;ipal
of the Little Mountain High
Messrs. W. P. Derrick, J. B. Derrick
ind J. C. Epting, Jr., went to Lexing:on
Monday on business. They made
he trip in W. P. Derrick's auto.
A large crowd of people attended
:he conference at Holy Trinity church
5undav. The Young: People's society
net Sunday night, and had a very
arge attendance, although several
nembers were absent.
Mr and Mrs. Jacob A. Shealey spent
:he day with Mr. Johu A. Nichols near
IMr. John Back Bedenbaugh was in
:own Tuesday on business.
IW . L. A. Shealy motored to town
Mr. Ernest Derrick and little brother
svent to (Columbia Tuesday.
Mrs. J. B. Derrick went to Columbia
Wednesday to see the little daughter
5f Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Shealy, who is
in the hospital very sick.
Miss Alda Rae Wheeler is spending
Lhe week-end with Miss Lila Kinard.
Miss Myrtle and Roscoe Aull spent
:he day with Miss Evelyn Wise.
Mr. J. C. Sample passed through
[own toaay on nis way to tjoiumDia.
IVi'iss Marie Wessinger of Jalapa is
visiting her grandpa.
Mr. Ben Wessinger was in town
A NOVEL FEATURE.
Se Collateral Required From the
Banks For the $30,000,000 It Is
Proposed to Deposit,
Wall Street Journal.
If the secretary of the treasury
places $30,000,000 gold in the federal
reserve banks of Richmond, Atlanta
md Dallas for the purpose of facilitating
the carrviner of r.ottrm. tihe on
sration will present one novel feature
in treasury operation. Heretofore when
the treasury deposited funds in the national
banks for crop moving purposes,
the latter were required to put up collateral,
in the shape of bonds, although
two years ago a proportion of commercial
paper was accepted. In the
present case no collateral is required
against deposit of government funds
in the reserve banks.
It must not be thought that this
$30,000,000 deposit will be the extent
of the benefit accruing to the cotton
community from the operation. It
forms a "basis for a considerable larger
amount of credit.
Oft the basis of a 35 per cent reserve
which the federal reserve banks
have to hold against all deposits, this
means Additional credit to tfoe extent
$55,700,000. But tb*. sum may again
be used As the basis of additional
credit among the member banks, so it
is impossible to state Just what the
aggregate credit structure built upon
the original gold deposit with the federal
Reserve banks might amount to,
rhe extent of the relief, however, will,
in tfhe opinion of bankers, be ample to
meet any difficulties that may arise on
iccount of the war.
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ENGINEER SCALES DETAILED
By Federal Government to Make Survery
of Appalachian HighwayExpected
to Arrive Soon.
The editor of The Herald and News
has received the following telegram
from Col. Watson in regard to the enrrin
nnr trv OrCi AVDr t-Vio Annnlnrhian
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highway. We called Col. Watson on
Tuesday on phone and asked him to
advise us when the engineer could be
expected, and told him it was important
to the successful work on this road
that the engineer get here before the
loth, as all arrangements had been
made to begin work on that day, and
if the engineer failed to appear according
to agreement it might have the effect
of chilling the enthux^sm.
Columbia, S. C., Sept. S, 1915.
E. H. Aull,
! Newberry, S. ?.
Office i>ubllc roads a I Washington
advises today as follows: "Engineer
Scales now at Atlanta is being instructed
by telegraph to meet you in
Columbia earliest possible date for not
more than three days as assignment.
He will wire you." Will advise further
as soon as I hear from Scales.
E. J. Watson, Commissioner.
To the Editor:
l\:ay I ask seven questions for the
consideration of the voters in your
Why is the Flying Squadron in South
;W'hy are paid speakers of the AntiSaloon
league from Indiana and Ohio
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iiuporiea iuiu mis ctaic iw luc yui
pose of trying to dictate their ideas
of the best form of government for
South Carolina and South Carolinians?
Why are ex-governors and reputed
leaders of Indiana and Ohio attempting
to thrust upon our State a system
of government which they have never
been able to pass in their own commonwealths?
Why have not these alleged leaders
of public opinion in Indiana and Ohio
, first cleaned up their own States and
placed "their own houses in order?"
Why are these paid speakers plead,
ing for State-wide prohibition in South
Carolina, while their own States enjoy
the Democratic privileges o! local option?
Why do not these paid outsiders
practice in their own home States what
they are now preaching as the only
safe policy for South Carolina to
Did Indiana or Ohio speakers ever
come to our assistance during the dark
days of 1868 to 1876, or were we left
during that most critical period to
work out our own salvation?
These are some question which I respectfully
ask of all true South iCaro'
linians. Answers on both sides will
. Ka crrotofiii rpnpin-iprt ami kpprvlv an
predated not only by myself, but by
many other Democrats who believe
that South Carolina is easily able and
' competent to settle her own affairs
without outside interference.
(Signed) E. J. Brennen.
Columbia, S. C., Sept. 6, 1915.
The Art of Bait Casting.
Thp hait caster. What memories of
, lily-padded lakes, shimmering in the
burnished gold of the setting sun, of
a roseate twilight peace, when the lake
is one vast mirror; of furious battles
' with that bull dog of the sweet waters,
the black bass, are his!
A most difficult art, one that requires
more than a modicum of practice in a
i given spot, 40 or 50 feet away, where
; a bass may lurk?not near tfce spot,
but right in it, mind you?to land that
lure so as to simulate a frog or min
' now naturally leaping or jumping to
escape possible attack by a bass; to
do all this with a short rod and high'
speed reel, casting the lure as a small
i boy throws an apple from tee end of
a stick?to do this with accuracy and
deftness is no unworthy ambition.
And after the strike comes a battle
between a five-pound fish and a 150
? * x. A
pound man, equalized t*}' *air i
that will put the exhilaration of eternal
youth into any. ipan?especially tf
. he proves himself worth to beat the
, fish at his own game,-to take him Jfith
all #>.e ?Q?gs, 4.tactics, leaps aiti
.plunges, rushes and-feints employed by
the battling bass.
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I read in some paper the other day
that the people of Concord, X. C.. had
gotten up a petition to request that the
Leo Frank pictures about which i
wrote in one of my article that I saw
advertised in the Columbia papers, and
that I heard was advertised in Spartanburg,
should not be put on in that
town. WeH, I want to commend the
good people of Concord even if they
never hear of nuy commendation. It
shows that at least in some communities
there is still left some of the right
spirit. Moving pictures are great ed
ucaiors, ana n tne ngni Kina are [jui
on the board they educate in the right
direction, and, on the contrary, if the
right kind are not put on the board
they educate in the wrong direction.
That's the whole story. Here is whai
the Charlotte Observer has to say
about the Frank pictures and the acHfin
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Tfce Frank Pictures.
There was no legal objection to
shownig the Leo Frank pictures in ?
moving picture show. The effect was
simply to pander to the morbid spirit
of the public, but the moral tendency
upon the juvenile mind was -hi a distinctly
bad direction. The Civic league
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the thinking public in its successful
protest against the production of the
Frank pictures in that town. This action
showed a due sense of regard for
the social reputation of the people of
Concord and it was a fine exhibition
of a keen discernment of the proprieties.
I had in mind to write some things
about what I haue seen and observed
in the city, but as the schools are to
open in a few days and all the boys
and girls will be at their books ver_.
soon and making preparation for the
journey that is set before them, I believe
that I will preach a little sermon.
You know, that is my long suit, and
sometimes I think I should have been
a preacher anyway, but then I know
that I am not good enough to preach.
I might do like one of the old-time
parsons, who could preach a good sermon,
but some of the neighbors did
not' seem to think that his walk and
conversation was always of the exemplary
kind, so he told his flock to do
as he told them and not as he did. In
other words, he preached by precept
rather than by example. Well, be that
as it may, I am going to preach this
v. ? fAtvr no ro
I iliue seruiuil uy quuuug a ICY* yaia.'
graphs I read the other day and commend
them to you. I don't know who
worte them, and I do not suppose he
will mind if I pass them on without
giving his name. Here they are. Read
them over and tell me if you do not
think they make a pretty good little
It's Up to Us.
IA paragraph is -flitting around in the
press to the effect that "the future maj
be bright for some, but the road will
always be dark for others."
Of course some pessimist wrote it,
for pessimists always mill around in
As a matter of hard fact, this world
is always just about what we choose
to make it.
If we pull a long face and go out
hunting for troubles, we will find them
If we saddle ourselves with a case
of the blues in the morning and hang
onto it with a death grip all day, and
take it to bed with us at night, we
probably find life's pathway shrouded
But it will be gloom of our owl
making, and we will be getting only
that which we sought.
But how different is the other side?
God inflicts us with certain trou
bles, but He also gives us brains, and
determination, and a will power with
which to rise above the petty perpexities
and tribulations of life.
The bright side of existence is all
around us?in front of us?everywhere
we turn?constantly knocking for admission.
It is ours for the taking.
The man or woman who can not feel
thankful for the pure air, and the
bright sunshine, And three meals a day,
is something; legs than a normal human
.being. -'.There is a/screw -loose somevjrcfcere.
TTiven +ho animals of the earth and
j the birds of the air are not so degen- J
erate in their class, for they seek always
for the brightness of life.
And is our intelligence and our will
power inferior to theirs, that we should
live with an ache and die with a grunt?
Every trouble innictcu upon us is
for our own ultimate good, and they
are infinitesimal when compared with
the joys of a bright mind, a clear conscience
and a determination to reap
to the fullest of life's blessings.
Tf f'r>o ic dart tn <;r?mp it is
because they do not use the brains
j which God gave them in overcoming
| the obstacles which He in His wisdom
has placed in their pathway.
Our future is up to us, to make or
to mar, as we choose.
And here is another little paragraph
I read somewhere the other day, and
}I *noA_o; uo }i ss-ed o; Suio2 m-e i
have been told there are some one or
two persons in Newberry who do not
know what it means to bridle their
Reverently we quote the words of
St. James: "If any man among you
seem to be religious, and-bridleth not
his tongue, but deceiveth his own
heart, this man's religion is vain."
I never did just exactly understand
why St. James should have confined
his restriction to "man," unless he
meant the term to be general and to
include both sexes. Certainly he had
j never looked into the future and
saw in his minds e>e the good village
of Newberry, Now, this remark of
mine is not intended to be personal,
and I do not want any good friend of
mine to take exception to it. Because
1 am an'optimist and believe that
whatever is is best or it wouldn't be.
Had I not at least half-way believed
that I really do not know what would
have become of me long before this,
I am thankful for the pure air and the
bright sunshine and do not get gloomy
when the clouds appear, because I believe
they are sent for some good purrose.
and I always try to see the sun
shining behind the clouds. Well, well
that is fine, isn't it?
By the way, here is another littl?
paragraph that I read somewhere a
little while ago, and as my sermon is
to be made up of short sermons b>
others. I am going to pass this one on
to you with a brief comment:
"E/ery community is cursed by a
class of people who make it their business
tc attend to everybody's business
but their own. Such people are the
meanest specimens of depraved humanity
which an all-wise Providence
permits to exist on this green earth."
An all-wise Providence permits such
people to live longer as a rule than
those who attend to their own businpsis
?or a wisp and merciful our
pcse. One is He wants to give them
time to iock after their own little affairs.
and to h?ve opportunity to put
their house in order for the final day
when they will have to give an account.
0, /es. we have them here. I
have heard of them. They frequently
attend to my Viismess and it gives me
tim'i for recreation. I love them and
I pity the'n. They are a sort of goodr.a'ured,
good-fornothing kind of human
beings, and I reckon must be here
for a purpose, because the all-wise
."Vnofrvr rmt r?r> anvthine without
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a purpose, and some time somewhere
it may be revealed for what purpose
they were "create J and' permitted to
live so !on?.
Talking about optimism, I heard a
nan say once a long time ago that
a'iy man or woman who could not
laugh real frea^tik was ?ut together
wrong. You know, I have thought
about that a &re?il deal since I heard
the remark, and the more I think the
more I am convinced of the great truth
that it contains. Look around you aad
observe the fallows who can enjoy a
real hearty laugh and you will ?ee that
they are the very salt of the earth. I
can laugh. 0, yes, and heartily. See
it husv times at the auditor's of
flee getting things in shape. Auditor
J B. Halfacre is receiving .tlje ^a,bje
^saistanqe oF^Iss (Jeorgie Raltiwanger
of Columbia and .Messrs. J. IT.
Hunter and JW. W. Cromer, who are
"up cn figures."
THE SEWS OF PROSPERIT.
Girls and Boys Off to College?Death
of I'ncle >oah Fulmer?
Prosperity, Sept. 9?Dr. Julian and
son, Leo, and Mr. and Mrs. Futch of
Lake City, Fla., spent Wednesday at
the home of Dr. C. T. Wyche, en route
home from the mountains of North
The Winthrop girls leave Friday and
Tuesday, and are as follows: Misses *
Margaret Wise, Cairo Wyche, Katie
Mae Xance, Ruby Wheeler, Susan
Quattlebaum, Susie Langford, Mary
I DeWalt Hunter, Moss Fellers, Helen
! Wheeler, Hattie Wise, Josephine May.
iMiss Evelyn Wise of kittle Moun!
tain is the euest of Miss Susie Lansr
Mrs. G. Y Hunter has returned from
i a month's stay to Hendersonville,
i Asheville and Chick Springs.
Miss Bessie Lee Gibson is visiting
| in Columbia.
Misses Lena and Annie Laurie LesI
ter spent a few days this week; in
Mrs. Granville Wyche is spending a
while in Newberry with Mrs. Henry
Miss Bess Bowers has returned from
a short stay in Columbia.
Mrs. P. L. Langford has returned
! from an extended visit to relatives in
Miss Tena Wise leaves Saturday for
Kelton, where she will teach this winter.
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Messrs. J. L. Wise, C. G. WycHe, if.
X Calmes and J. L Luther motored to
iMrs Joe B. Hartm i and son are
visiting relatives in Little Mountain.
Mr. T. A. Dominick and children are
visiting Mrs. J. I. Bickley of Jalapa.
Messrs J. R Langford, IA. L. Wheeler,
R. C. Lake, S. L. Fellers, 0. S. Miller
and J. J. Dominick spent Thursday in
The Ladies Aid society met Thurs1
day afternoon with Mrs. E. W. I^esrte.
' Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bedenbaugh of
Atlanta are visiting the former's parents,
Rev. and Mrs. Z. W Bedenbangh.
Miss Zola Bedenbaugh has returned
Dr. and iMrs. G. Y. Hunter are in
Columbia for a few days' stay.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins has returned
Mrs. T. L. Shealy was called to her
1 old home in Saluda county on account
of the death of her father, Mr. Noah
! Fulmer. Mr. Fulmer was familiarly
> known as "Uncle Noah" and has been
' a great sufferer for several months.
! He was a good man ana win De greauy
missed. The funeral took place Thurs1
day morning at St. Marks.
1 Miss Bertha Rigutti of Atlanta, sis
ter of Mrs. Carlisle Bedenbaugh, and
Mr. Wallace E. Norris of Atlanta were
I quietly married Tuesday evening, September
7th, by Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh
at his home.
The name John is one of our best,
also one of our oldest. It is found
in nearly all languages, and no matter
how disguised, from Juan to Johannes,
[ it is almost certain to be identified.
The Johns have a magnificent family
tree. It is instructive to trace the
? genealogy. There was an apostle
i named John, and also a John the Bap;
tist. There have been=>22 popes and
> one anti-pope by the name of John.
i Three kings of Aragon and Castile, one
i at least of Bohemia, numbers of Portugal.
France and England have borne
the name of John. There was John
Sobieski, the "greatest of the Poles."
, There was John, surnamed Lackland
who was forced to sign the Magna
Charta There was John the Good.
Running down the famous list we find
also John the Fortunate, John the perfect,
John the Fearless, John the Constant.
Was there ever an ;.ignobl#
iThen there was Jack of the Beai
Stalk fame; also Little John, who was
not litte, but who, on the contrary,
was tall and strong and who was one
of the most impudent followers of
Robin Hood. If old Xlttg
England the Magna Chart* JtaSra
Hancock helped to give us our Declaration
of Independence. If John of
Poland distinguished himself on ol&
battle fields, Sir John French be&rf Qf
,t&e.napQe today. If. .
symbolical jQ^ns seem too.nqpe.^s,
we ,m^ht add Jol*n^oc3cefai]er uxd
John Coodon. And how about John