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1 TOLUXE T -, SUXBEB 42. JTEWBERBT, S. C? TUESDAY, MAT 30 1916. TWICE A WEEK, $UI A TEAS.
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5 V PROSRAJWltE OF GRADUATING
I -x ;* HXEKCISES OF TENTH GRADE
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"* *?f: Last Friday night the graduating
Exercises of the seventh grade pupils
held at the high school auditor
? ium. -rThirty-seven pupils receivea
tfce grammar school certificates. Janie
. Dtil Pay singer wo.i the scholarship
meaal at ?Speers street school offered
by Mr. J. H. AVest. l.Viary Alice
SuDer came second. Clarke Floyd
wen the gold medal at Boundary
street offered for excellence in scholarship
by Air. J. L. Keitt. Mary
France? Jones came second, and
F:e3na Schumpert a close third.
:n his remarks on the presentation
of these certificates Supt. Anderson
sa:d that i^is an aRpalling fact that
of the 200 pupils who entered the
first grade only thirty-seven finish
" the seventh. He said the records in
the superintendents office prove that
tl^ere are at least 1000 boys and girls
of school age In -Newberry who are
no: educated beyond the fifth grade.
T _ He'said-that
while there are earotied
in twq tehools of the city 111 in the
first fjrade there are only 18 from
thiose :#chools in. the fifth grade, and
o&iy in the seventh grade exercises.":
All of which soe? to show that
the schools are failing >to reach the
people; ^fcat at least four out of five]
are fenjtiSg' themselves oppor-j
tuaitiesf oi,'&e public schools and that,
c. therefore tie community is going to!
- suffer .' because of this neglect. \
On Monday night occurs the annual i
debate by the boys of the high school '
at 8:30 o'clock at the high school
boilding. The subject is: Resolved,
ThatvSouth Carolina ought to estab-d
lish a system of high schools for the j
Mo^ro rape. The alSrimative debaters
^re: Lee McSwain, John Floyd^ $nd
% ; Joha HJggins. ' The negative debater*
are: * Eme3t Digby, Fterd Scufry and
. w wr/uiakT The cantatas are Prank
vHiJI and Strother Payshiger. The]
master ot ceremonies ;Tommie Pay-j
winger. The J. M. Kinard medal will
be presented to the best debater.
; Class Programme. vOn
Tuesday night at the higlr
school auditorium at 8:30 the tenth
grade will hold its class day exercises.
The programme is as follows:"
Cberus. by the Class.
"Class History?-Pearl LominacK
Class Poem?Ferd Scurry.
Piano Solo?'Helen Summer.
Violin Solo?Joe Vigodsky.
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Class snap-snots?iiwuerw* uuun
Piano Duet?Bertha Gallman, and j
Class Prophecy?Janie Howie.
Piano Solo?Ruth Wilson.
Class Will?Kathleen Wendt.
Presentation of a bust of Shakespeare
as a gift of the graduating
class to the high school?Annie Kinard,
president of the class.
C-orus by the Class.
On Wednesday night at 8:30 at the
opera house the graduating exercises
will be held. The following programme
.:as been arranged:
Oration, America's Opportunity?
Oration, Universal Education?
John Floyd. f
rtVlAiHAtArc i nnia Ifl'nar(i
Address?JHon. David (R. Coker.
Presentation of diplomas and
award of prizes.
The court of general sessions will'
convene on June 12th. Judge Frank B.
Gary presiding. The jurors are as
follows: - ?j m
J. M. Alewice, J. A. Baker, B. L.
Bowers, G. V. Boozer, J. I. Boozer,
F. B. Culciasuse, sW. R. Cromer, E. A.
Counts, iM. Dominick, M. D. Derrick,
J. C. Duncan, C. B. Eargle, J.
W. George, A. F. Hipp, V. D. Hatton,
M. B. D. Livingston, E. 0. Lake,
G L. McfCullough, J. F. Miller, P. B.
Mitchell, F. C. Merchant, S. B. tMcCarley,
L. Sj Shealy, W. J. Shealy,
Abner W. Shealy, R. P. Shealy, W.
H. <Sterl*qg, B. L. Sterling. F. C.
Shealy, John Whitman, J. H. Werts,
Hayne Wilson, H. B. Wessinger, J.
W. White, W. B. Whitney.
KIIXJE SPBI>G SCHOOL
UltMSHES PLEASANT EVEMXG
It was my good fortune to attend
the school plays at the Ridge Spring
school in township No. 7 Thursday
evening May :'6. That these exercises j
were of a high'.v; entertaining char- j
acter goes without saying; they were]
. ot only elaborate, but uplifting,!
evincing careful and painstaking
preparation upon the part of the
teachers, as well as studious memorizing
d. d acting by the participants.
These plays or charades furbished
' freriuine amusement and delight to
the fine community comprising the
school district, all of which was
shared by those of us from the cutside.
who were fortunately invited
to be present
And this leads me to remark, that
onv- riivtrfpt i n this SOOd COUn
ty, ;vl*er?: tiie community spirit is inI
tense and loyal, could as easily conI
tribute to a like pleasure, which of
itself awakens newness of life, and
a gpr?LTous rivalry among the youn?
P' >1: with consequences of value
n* irr proveme.U that it would be
u c to estimate.
It uiay be well to make mention, ol
the care and service of Miss Jean-,
nette Simpson, the principal, of Mi38
Lorie Smith, assistant and teacher of
^the primary department, and also of
IMiss McDanieL -who has been inpartf
ing music instruction. Without intending
to make invidious comparison,
I stall venture to say that the
Coloaial Minuet was of abounding
interest, . and aroused within us a
lively appreciation of the graceful'
movements, and figures, which in polite
society are regarded essentials
to recognition and approval. And as
I watched I fancied there were some
George and Martha tWashingtons in
embyro, so to speak, as time and
opportunity may disclose. '
The school is heartily supported
by such excellent people as tie Fellers,
Sanders, Werts, Pitts, De
Loachs, Dominicks, and others whose
names I do not recall.
At the conclusion of the plays, Mr.
Howell Fellers, master of ceremonies,
introduced County Superintendent of
Education Chas. P. Barre, Esq., and
Col. Elbert H. J ull, in the order named,
who spoke generally upon the
suljecv of education, payicg a just
eulogium "upon patrons and teachers
| alike for the splendid showing dur1
ing the scholastic term just closing.
The addresses were forceful and comprehensive
and were received with
The subject of education and how
best to arouse the highest interest
and support, is always met with responsive
appreciation, as so oa this
?? T o fina im TifOC
occasion. I ucuc nay a. uut. nu^tvu
sion will prevail and let me add, may
-it lead up to even longer school periods,
and enlarged school facilities
and buildings. j
(Not the least enjoyable to me was !
the hearty welcome extended to me j
and the kind hospitality of Mr. and |
Mrs. Henry Fellers. I k congratulate i
the school district for the inspiration j
and success of the evening.
Wm. E. Pelham.
Death of Mrs. Jessie A. Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Jessie A. Fitzgerald died at
her home on the Broad River side of,
tlie county on May 25. Mrs. Fitzger-1
aid before her marriage was Miss;
Jessie Henderson a daughter of the j
late Thos. H. Henderson of the same j
section. She v/as 77 years old and is '
survived by one daughter, Mrs. iW. D.
Rutherford who with her husband, j
lived with. her. She,had fopr broth-1
ers, Messrs. John H&iderson, David,
Henderson, and "Stout" Hendrson of
the county and Mr. James Louis Hendersoa
of Arkansas and one sister,
Miss Edith Henderson of Newberry.
The funeral was held at the residence
on Friday, May 26, and burial j
had at the family burial ground of i
? tt,?tiosp "R1nir?;
me ncuucisvuo ?.
Mr. .W. S. Woodard succeeds Mr.
Bennett as proprietor of the Savoy
hotel. Mr. Woodard comes from
Chadbourn, N. C. and took charge last
Thursday afternoon. Mr. Woodards '
mother. Mrs. L. B. Woodard, arrived j
Monday, last. Mr. Woodard states f
that on Saturdays he will seme dinner
at a specially attractive price, i
cO>TLME GRE>T BATTLE
FOR WXR RACKED VERDUJi
Germans and French Struggle Fiercely
for Possession of Renowned
The battle of Verdun continues unah?fed.
On hoth sides of the Meuse
river northeast and northwest of the
fortress, the Germans are keeping up
their unprecedented bombardments
and vicious infantry attacks while the
French are replying to the German
guns virtually shot for shot, and under
a "withering fire holding the Germans
at almost every point.
One more gain, however, has been
made by the Germans. After recapturing
Fcrt Douaumont and taking
trenches south and southwest of
the fort, the Germans to the west
i n coMiAn rvf Prcno.h
LI J. v C Utv-Upicu a. Obvbivu . .
trenches after a series of attacks, in
all of which they were repulsed with
heavy casualties except the one where
they penetrated the French lines. I
Around Douaumont a heavy artillery
duel is in progress and northwest
of iVerdun the Germans have increased
their artillery activity against
the French on Hill 304, probably preparatory
to another infantry attack
for possession of this much fougbt
tor vantage point
A German attack against the Rusj
sians west of (Palea island save them
momentarily the possession of a Russian
advanced trench, a counterattack
by the (Russians dislodging the
An. attempt by Teutons to advan&^against
the Russians^ortfc of
Olayka ^station, southeast o% Lutsk,
was repulsed by the Russians:
In the regiQa southeast-of Trent
and across the border in Italy, Rome
reports the repulse of Austrian at-_
tacks And i&e throwing bacfc. of 'the
iatta<Jkers in disorder. In tiie Astfc^f
* 11 AM
j FOSt&ft regioa lUUiaas .(UO iCKfx
ing effectively to the bombardment of
In the Asigo-Sugana valley district
the situation is unchanged. *
Petrograd reports a junction* -df
Russian troops with the (British
forces in the region of Kut-el-Amara.
The 'Russians came from the region
of Kermanshah and Kasr-i-Shirin, in
Persia, .cortheast of Bagdad. This
announcement probably refers to'the
force of Cossacks which was officially
reported several days ago from London
to have joined the British.
In connection with the fighting near
the Persian front Constantinople reports
that the Turks have stopped the
j advance of the Russians in the region
! of Kasr-i-?Shirin and also defeated detachments
at Sulamanish, north of
Un '.official advices from Athens say
j that a heavy bombardment and infantry
actions have taken place from
Douran to Givegeli, on the fM'acedon-!
ian front, and that entente allies have i
j dropped bombs on several towns iJ I
1 0 * ~ U __ + Tmifnnin ollnnc I
[ oervia imxu u v iuc icui.vutv< umvu.
King George has signed the mili|
tary service bill, under which all
males between the ages of 18 and 41
I * v v
years may be catt^l to the colors.
David Lloyd-George, the British,
munitions minister, will attempt' to
bring harmony out of the discord
among the Irish factions. The task 13
undertaken at the request of Pitetiiiw-i
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Asquith and the Irish leaders haveagreed
to confer with Mr. LloydGeorge
in an endeavor to reach the
Death of Luther Williams.
(Mr. Luther Williams died at his
home on Gler.n street near Mollohon
mill Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
after' a years illness. He was 43 years
of age and is survived by his wife
and several daughters, all grown. The
remains were interred in West End
cemetery Monday afternoon at 6
o'clock. The services were conducted
by Rev. S. P. Koon and the Bergell
Tribe of Red Men.
faught With the Good.
Without limit or reserve the entire
stock of T. M. Sanders, will be sold
at public sale, -beginning Saturday,
June 3rd at 9 a. m. Read the big ad
in this issue and arrange to come,
and get one of the free packages at
the cpeni g hour.
COUNTY CAMPAIGN WILL r
OPEN AT JOLLY STREET
July 7 the Day?Pledges to Be Filed
More Noon Jnly 6?Committee
Fixes Assessments K audidates.
The county Democratfc executive
committee met in the court house on
Saturday and decided to open the
county campaign on Friday, July 7.
That means that candidates must me j
their pledges with the county chairman
and pay their assessments on
or before noon of Thursday, July 6.
The committee also fixed the assessments
for the candidates. They
are about the same schedule as fixed
two years ago.
It was also decided to reconsider
the action of the last meeting as to
placing magistrates in the primary so
as to except the magistrates at Little
fices are created under special acts.
The candidates for magistrates at
these two places will be appointed
on the recommendation of the executive
committee and oa their recommendation
to the governor. .
' \ The rules require a new registra:tfon
and as the books had not bee a
received the secretary was instructed
to get them in the hands of the secretaries
of the various clubs as soon
as they came and ia the best way he
could. All those who want to vote
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will have to sign the new club rolls |
again tfcig year just as they did two,
years ago. I
The county chairman was autjioriz-'
ed to make acy change in the dates
of the campaign meetings that might,
be necessary by giving notice in the
newspapers. ' Vj
The following was adopted:
To the County Executive Committee!
, of Newberry County:
.;Ytfur~cofcnrfttee to fix- the times
r^nd'^ujes for the holding of the
- campaign, meetings, respectiftfly
-recommend tiiat the following
^programme and schedule be* adopted:
Jolly Street, Friday, July 7th,
Afount Pleasant^ Friday, Xuly 14th,
Whitmire, Saturday, July 22nd. .
'Utopia, Tuesday, July 25th.
L*>agshore's, 'Friday, July 28th.
Pomaria, Tuesday, August 1st.
Young's Grove, Tuesday, August
Chappells, -Tuesday, August 8th.
Newberry Court House, Friday, Au
gust 11th. ^ j
Jalapa, Tuesday, August 15th.
Keitt's Grove, Friday, August 18th. j
Little Mountain, Tuesday, August!
22nd. / < 1
(Newberry (West End), Saturday,'
August 26th. j
The meeting at Whitmire to begin
at 2 o'clock p. m. j
The meeting at West End to begin (
at 8 o'clock p. m.
All other meetings to begin at
10:30 a. m.
Your committee further recom-1
I mends that the chairman and secre-,
tary be given the power to change,
the dates for the holding of meetings I
upon proper cause appearing to them, i
provided that such change shall be
advertised in the county newspapers
for at least two issues prior to the (
date of the time the meeting is to be
We further recommend that the or- j
~er of speaking and Jhe time allotted
to the candidates be fixed by the
F. R. Hunter,
B. B-. Leitzsey,
J. P. Harmon,
C. M. Folk,
Newberry,.<S. C.,.>Iay 27th, 1918.
This was adopted'. * I
To the County Democratic Executive '
The committee appointed at last,
meeting to fix the assessment of candidates
for county officers, beg to '
recommend the following assessments:
State senator $15.00 ; i
House of representatives 7.501;
Clerk of court 35.00 i
Sheriff 35.00 J <
Superintendent of education .. 15.00 j;
!ud-re of probate 10.00 j
Master ^u.uu |
Super*;*sor ; 20.00 j
Auditor 20.00 j
Treasurer 20.00 j
<S> .; <$
<8> SOCIETY. *
Wednesday evening in compliment
to Miss Eliza Mabry aad Miss Gertrude
iKeeder Mrs. J. T. McCrackin
gave a lovely Rook party. The rooms
were decorated with bowls and vases
of beautiful roses and after a number
of games tad been played an ice
course was served the following
guests: .Misses Eliza Mabry, Gertrude
Reeder, Mary Wright, Lucile
Wallace. Estelle Bowers, Rosalyn
Hipp, Marceline Bradley, Sadie Bow*
ers, Julia Staples and tMessrs. John
Peterson, W. H. Stemple, E. E. Stuck,
Walter Wallace, Earle Hipp, Jackson
Bowers, J. D. Mayes.
Miss Bess Burton charmingly entertained
the Comrade's club with
rook Friday afternoon. Tables were
placed in the living room and on the
cool shadded porch and. after a num
ber of games had been enjoyed refreshing
ice tea and sandwiches were
Mrs. Herman Wright was again j
hostess this week to a large number I
of friends. Eight tables for rook
were arranged in the large drawing
room and hali of her lovely home and
vases of roses added to the beauty
of the rooms. Quite a number ot
merry games were played and ice
cream and cake served late in th? afternoon.
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The Young Matrons koo*\v cmo
enjoyed its fartnigjj|ly meetins^wtftjil
Mr?. Everett * Bvans Saturday after*
roon. There were tw6 tables of players
who voted the afternoon a most
pleasant one. '
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Spearman eatertained
the Saturday Evening
Bridge club. The games were exctt-!
ing and interesting and delightful refreshments
'were served at the cloee
of them. Those present wei-e: Mr.
and iMrs, Scott, Dr. and Mrs. Kibler,
Miss Elizabeth, Cora and Mazie Bomtniw
PpAf st^mnift. Mrs. Duncan
Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Spearman.
Miss Troxelle Wright gave a lovely
party to the members of the fifth j
grade and a number of other friends ,
Friday evening. Merry games were j
played until late in the evening and
an ice course was served.
Mimnaugh has been caught again
with the goods on him. Its a thrilling
story. Turn to his ad and read
it. It will be worth money to you.
bounty commissioner 5.00
Magistrate Nos. 1 and s jlu.uu i
Magistrate So. 4 5.00 '
Magistrate No. 9 5.00 !
Magistrate other townships ... 1.50
We also recommend that where a
candidate for any office has no opposition
that such candidate be assessed
double the amount named for that office.
IR. T. C. Hunter,
W. A. McSwain.
F. R. Hunter,
E. Lee Hayes,
0. S. Goree,
May 27th, 1916.
The following report was adopted:
Your committee on enrollment and
club lines submit the following:.'
First. That all club lines defining
club territory and who shall enroll
in such territory be imposed upon the
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executive coibnfttteeman froiiL each j
club and all other executive commit^
teemen who may be concerned and!
affected by such fixing club territory
line- ard the enrollment.
Second. Thf* if any instance arise)
in which the exective committee- '
men as above mentioned win be ucable
to determine it satisfactorily? <
Chat, the same be referred to the
:ounty executive committee for adjustment.
W. V.J. JD1UYVU, |
J. A. iScliroder,
A. L. Aull,
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Baker Points Out That Under Present
Status Men Are Bonnd to
Washington, May 23.?One hundred
ana sixteen Texas- mjuiuamen wno
failed to respond to the call for service
on the Mexican border will bd
courtmartialed byorde r of President
Wilson. They will be subject to fines
or imprisonment, as the court may
direct, with the approval of the president.
Secretary Baker announced today
that the guardsmen would be tried
promptly und?r the Dick law, reversing
a previous decision to deiay*action
in order to deal with the cases
under the new Hay-Chamberlain
army reorganization bill. The presinent
himself will appoint the court
martial and Maj. Gen. Funston has
been instructed to recommend its
memfbers, a majority of whom must
be officers of the Texas National
So far no steps have been taken toward
prosecuting New Mexico and
Arizona guardsmen wfco like the Texans
have failed to "present themselves
for muster." An additional report
from Gen. Funsfcojx regarding
them is awaited. ^
Baker Explains It -V ~
Secretary Baker tonight issued tha^ssg- ^
following statement, explaining the
action of the department: "v
"The Dick bill,provides ,as An offailure
an^4to&*>art of tho
t VWftLfc. iiA' a AW*4
cue matraaiu w. imoscui,
themselves for muster..when .called
upon by the -president ta do so. One
hundred acd sixteen members 'of ths
T?xas National Guard are reported
to ha*fc failed so to present themselves,
tinder the Dick bdl! they
would be guilty of failure to present
themselves for muster;"When
the pending legislation is
approved a^d the miiiti^jaf tl*3 State*
is reorganized and ^^fiAfiied 'twere- J
nnder, th* obligation-of the, enlisted
man of the National wil-l be to
preserve the constitutions ' of the
United States and their respective
States and obey the lawful orders of
the president and the governors of
their respective States. Thereafter
when the president issues a call to
the National Gaurd the call will of its
own force muster each member o?
the Natiopa! Ouard i.:to the federal
service and it will no longer be neccis^ry
for tbe men to ^present' themselves
for muster. ?
\ot Same Offense.
' The offense denounced by the Dick *
bill, therefore, will be impossible, as
it will not be required that the men
should 'present' themselves for muster.
The Dick bill not being repealed
expressly remains in force. The 116
? ""nirlJrvn IiQUO tatpn an Oath.
U1CU 111 VJU^dlUU UUIV IA4HVU ?
to preserve the constitution of the
United States and to obey the lawf?il
orders of the governor of Texas and
not having yet taken an oath to obey
the president as commander-in-chief
must still present themselves for
muster. They are capable, therefore,
of committing the offense in the Dick
bill and are therefore liable to punishment.
"I have decided to have the courtmartial
assembled by command of the
president and have asked Gen. Pun
ston to recommend the members
thereof. While I shall not prescribe,
I shall be inclined to recommend that
the proceedings be abated in cases
where the men are wilting to take the
Burial of 3trs. McClintock.
The body of iMrs. Elizabeth J. aMcbllntock
who died of paralysis last
Thursday at the home of her sister
in Due West, was brought to Newberry
and interred in Roser/out cemetery
'Friday morning at 11 o'clock. y
There was a funeral service at tlie A.
R. P. church Friday morning at 10
o'clock the services being conducted
by Rev.*J. W. Carson. The honorary
n?i~ >?^arprs were Dr. Jamds Mcln
r*--* ?- ?
tosh, Dr. V. a Houseal, Dr. E. C.
Jones, M. A. Carlisle, Geo. S. Mower.
The active pall bearer*, wer* H. L.
Parr, Jos. H Hunter, F. N. Marti>
J. >W. Mimms. H. Pet Baker, C. B.,
Martin, 0 3 Cannon, H. T. Cannon.