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YOLUME LIII? NUMBER 44. DEWBERRY, S. C? TUESDAY, JOE ?, !!)!?. g TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAR.
On At Ne\
A Successful Year Draws to
^ nates Get Their Diplomas?
r Inspiring and Helpful
The commencement season of Newberry
college with all of its conflicting
emotions of joy and sorrow, has
once- more arrived.
The happiness that comes to those
? whose work has been well done, is
being diffused among the many commencement
visitors, while the sorrow
of the parting hour for those who
will embark upon the troubled sea
of life, is rapidly approaching,
f Examination week, preceding commencement
is always looked upon
/ by the diligent student as a happy
climax to all his labors while tha
careless and indifferent student sees
nothing in it but a crisis which he
i firmly believes fate has decreed that
lie must pass through with whatever
fortune or misfortune slie may see fit
to bestow upon him. With him it is
a game of chance?a gan.ole, and up(r
on this principle and .along this line
of thought and action iris life will
likely be spent. Fortunately for Xew|!
berry college there are few if any of
I this type of students among the
r v classes .this session as the class room
record on recitation and the rigid
J term examination usually weed them
out before the final or commencement
rM examinations are held.
The commencement exercises began
Saturday night at the college
auditorium with a contest in declamation.
This is a sophomore class feature
in which eight members engaged.
The medal awarded each year is
/i given by the Excelsior and Phrenatf
kosimian literary societies and was
'.von this year by Mr. H. M. Boozer
with Mr. A. R. Boring as a close second.
Mr. Boozer's subject was "Old
Soapy," and Mr. Boring's subject was j
"Engineer Connor's <Son."
On Sunday morning at the opera
house the baccalaureate sermon ~ was
r preached to the graduating ciass oyj
the president of' the college, Dr. J. |
The exercises opened at 11 o'clock
with the anthem sung by the choir,
| "I Will Lift Mine Eyes,"- followed by
[ scripttfre reading by Rev. Edward
n..i A fror tfto oin trintr nf fl
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' - - song, "In the Cross of Christ I dory,"
prayer was offered by Rev. J. W. Carson.
Followfng the song, "I Love
Thy Zion Lord," Rev. Felenwider announced
that Dr. Harms would
preach the sermon.
Dr. Harms took as his subject
"Christian CUivalry," based on the
a Close?Twenty-Six Grad-President
Baccalaureate to the
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text from second Corinthians, 11th.
chapter and 1st verse. He discussed
his subject ably and interestingly as
he does any subject that he is called
upoit to discuss. Under the three
sub-divisions, chivalry of conscience,
chivalry of service and the chivalry
of the white flower, or the flower of a
iifo ho wont intrt thp lairi
ties of human life?its strength and
its weaknesses and adminished his
youthful hearers to live for service
as the highest calling among men.
Dr. Harms paid a strong tribute to
the power and influence of woman in
the home at the close of his address.
TmmpHiatplv after Dr. Harms' ser
mon, an offering was taken for the
benefit of the college.
On Sunday night the address to the
Young IMen's Christian association
was made by Rev. P. E. Monroe of
At 8:30 the choir sang an anthem,
"Sauctus" after -which there was responsive
reading led by Dr. Harms
and a scripture lesson. Prayer was
offered by Dr. A. J. Bowers. After
the singing of the hymn "Abide With
Me," Rev. Monroe made his address.
He based his address on the words
of Elisha to his doubting young man
servant, "Fear not, for they that bo
with us, are more than they who be
with them." The speaker referred
to the power and influence of the Y.
M. C. IA. as an organization for fighting
the unseen enemy and urged preparation
by building up Christian character.
This is the kind of preparedness
most needed by the national government?Spiritual
and moral preparedness.
The doers of evil and the doers
of good are always under 'he ob
servation of the spirit world and
while evil seems at times to prevail,
yet God's unseen hosts are ever present
and powerful to overcome. That
no temptation was e>er so powerful
aa.iU Ka AT*Arr?n rr^ o Kr
uui CJLlCll. It (JUUm ut Ultivvmt UJ
Rev. Monroe is a graceful speaker
and his message was clear cut and to
Following the address of Rev. Monroe
an offering was taken to help defray
the expenses of the Y. M. C. A.
After singing of the anthem, "Now
the Day is Over," and the hymn, "Onward
Christian soldier,'' the benediction
was pronounced by Rev. 'Monroe.
On Monday, morning from 10:30 to
11:30 tbe senior class held class day
exercises under the spreading shade
trees on the college campus. James
r Kinard the president of the class
acted as chairman. After the sing
mi, of llie s?ng ".Fair Aewnerry .miss
Estelle Caldwell delivered the class
prophecy. IMiss Caldwell is an excel.ent
elocutionist and her paper was
full of life and humor and was punctuated
by frequent applause. "Character
Sketches'' by G. I). Oxner and
C. D. Hipp was well received.
"Idiosyncrasies" by G. B. Derrick was
a friendly grilling in which every
member of the faculty came in for a !
skinning. "A little nonsense now;
ami then" by K. -K. Kreps and H. T. j
Boland. impersonating a negro revival
meeting in the backwoods and
inkes told in the minstrel i
fashion, brought forth considerable |
The close of the exercises was fea-!
Hired by the "transfer of the mantle" '
by .lames C. Kinard as president of j
tho senior class to Benedict Mayer as :
l^res.'dent of the junior class. Mr.'
Kinard's remarks were very appro- j
prlate for the occasion and Mr. May
?r s response was well spoken and
made a good impression.
These exercises are spicy and full
of fun and life and highly interesting
and when the public is made to know j
this, these exercises will be among
the most largely attended meetings of
Jams B. Hunter, Esq., will deliver
the alumni address this morning af-;
ter which the asociation will elect officers
and transact other business and
tonight the address before the liter- j
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arv SOCJtJtieS Will ue UiiiUtJ uy .rcuoia.i
Judge 'Charles A. Woods. The grad- j
uating class exercises will take place
Wednesday morning beginning at 10
o'clock in the opera house.
MR. J0H> iC. WICKER LOSES
HIS RESIDENCE BY FIRE
On Thursday afternoon between 6
and 7 o'clock the home of iMr. John ;
C. Wicker was burned to the ground. |
Mr. Wicker lives at the old >Norris !
place about three miles from wn
on the Ijolly Street road. The origin
of the fire is attributed to rats as !"
started in the roof of the building. I
There had been no fire about* the [
premises since the noon meal was
Several members of the family i
were seated on the piazza where the>* j
heard the discharge of a gun in the !
building caused by the burning tim-,
bers. This led to the discovery of j
the fire. It had by this time gained
such headway that it was impossible j
tn cavp tha hnildinfr and but few of ;
the furnishings could be removed. I
The loss is placed at about $3000
and no insurance, Mr. Wicker's insurance
policy having expired only a:
short time ago. Besides the dwelling
an out house, containing some cotton
seed and some fertilizer, was destroyed.
Misses Lottie Hipp of Elloree, Leah j
Boland of Savannah, aG., and Nina'
Lee Boland of Little Mountain are i
here for the commencement and are j
visiting Miss Lucile Lathan.
Miss Popie Webb of Chappells, S.
C., Miss Fannie Gray Wright of Columbia
and Miss Nettie Lou Wallace
of Kinard, S. C., will be the guests
of Miss I.Martha Bull for commencement?Greenville
Messrs. M. M. and B. V. Shealy and
Mrs. W. K. 'Shealy of Leesville, accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Watson of Italy, Texas, motored to
Newberry Saturday to attend the sophomore
declamation contest, which
was held that evening in Holland
Mr. J. B. Boozer who is working
up the stock to establish a laundry
in Newberry is meeting with success
and will soon have the necessary
stock subscribed. He has already
about $1,000 in bona fide subscriptions.
There will be a Children's Day at
Dominick's school house next Saturday,
June 10. Exercises beginning
promptly at 10 o'clock. Refreshments
will be served in the afternoon
proceeds to go to the orphanage.
The public is cordially invited
to come and bring well filled baskets.
THE \E>YS OF" PROSPERITY
Traveling: Man Meets Sudden Death?
r. liirge improving? neiurn- i
Intr From Hospital.
Prosperity, June 5.?A very sad j
occurrence Sunday afternoon was the
death of Mr. .J. A. Trammell a traveling
man of Atlanta, Ga. He had been
at the Wfse hotel for the past few
days and was in his usuaj good healt-i
when after dinner he and Mr. Jones
ais traveling companion with Mr. A. |
G. Wise walked to the C. X. & L. de-!
pot, while waiting for the train Mr. j
Trammell complained of feeling sick.
He was at once taken to Dr. Wyche s
home where medical aid was given.
Drs. Wyche and Wheeler being with
him until the end. Apoplexy was the
cause of his death. Mr. Jones accompanied
the body back to Atlanta 0:1
Mr. S. S. Birge is improving at the
Columbia hospital and his friends
hope to have him home soon.
Miss Lois Merchant is home after
a serious operation at the Columbia
o 1 V\ f win n k? ill h."5
iiwo p i Lai, auu. 11 ci inciiuo nin uv
glad to know that she will now be
Misses Cairo Wyche, Katie Mae
to Lyklesland on account of the illness
tending a house party at Mrs. J. (A.
Dominick's at Kinards.
Mrs. M. C. Morris has been called
to Lykeland on account of the illness
of her mother, Mrs. Rawl.
l.VJrs. Perkins after attending com
mencement of her neice Miss Elizabeth
McWaters who graduated "has
returned to Atlanta.
Miss Annie Fellers has graduated
at Chicora college is home for tho
Dr. Godfrey Harmon has completed
his course at the Southern Dental
college and is here visiting his parents.
Prof, and Mrs. Thorn well Haynes
and daughter, Miss Sara, of High
Point are spending the summer with j
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bowers.
Mr. G. H. Ballentine and Miss Mary;
Ballentine of Lexington spent the
week-end with IMiss Anna Julia Harmon.
The U. D. C. meets Tuesday after- !
noon at 5 o'clock with Miss Ethel
Miss Coy Carmicheal of Nichols
will visit Miss Elizabeth Hawkins this
Mss Annie Moseley is visiting in
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Woodward and
Mrs. J. C. Taylor of Batesburg spent!
Friday here and were accompanied by j
Miss Bessie Taylor.
Ml SIC RECITAL BY MISS
MAZIE DOMINICK CLASS
The pupils recital given by Miss
Mazie Dominick's class on Thursday
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afternoon was tnorougniy enjoyeu u* .
the company of visitors. Several'
pleasing selections by Beethoven, |
Schumann and Chopin were rendered
in splendid style by the advanced f
pupils and the work of the young pu-j
pils elicited much favorable comment.!
To Miss Troxelle Wright and Miss
Abbie Gaillard were given silver cups
for their fine records during the year,:
and among the first year puipls (Miss J
Mary Alice 'Suber was the winner o: i
the prize, an engraved gold bar pin, j
with honorable mention to Miss Ben-1
netta Buzhardt. At the close of the j
delightful program block ice cream'
and cake was served on the lawn. Eacn j
member of the class invited a guestj
and there were about 50 present. The
class roll is as follows:
Misses Margharita Matthews, Pauline
Fant, Abbie Gillard, Bertha Gall- j
man, Cora Mayer, Dorothy Taylor, j
Bennetta Buzhardt, Willie Wherry, j
Glayds Havird, Juanita Hitt, Glayds
Smhpr Helen Snelgrove, Mildred
Reid. Susie Davenport, Mildred Evans,
Sallie Bouknight, Vivian Ellis, Mary
'' lice Suber Marion Earhardt, Troxelle
Wright, Colie Blease, Harriett
Adams, Ruth Harrell and (Mr. C. E.
Johnny?Mammia, will you wash \
'Mamma?Why, Johnny, can't you
Johnny?Yes, but I'll have to wet
my hands, and thev don't need it.
I). >1. SETZLEll APPOINTED
MEMBER HOAKI) EDUCATION
-Mr. J. S. Wheeler has resigned as
a member of the county board of education
for Newberry county. Prof.
Ben M. Setzler of Pomaria has been
? ?>rv/\t'v\ f A/1 ? ? f V* A Kaa f /V f A 1? A If M I
ctppuiii LCU uii tuc uuai u iu tai\c iui. ^
Wheeler's place. Prof. Setzler is a
graduate of IXewtrerry college and a
teacher of experience and a good
business man and will make a valu able
member of the county board. He
taught very successfully the Pomaria
nigh school tne past year.
to the memory of five
The Drayton Rutherford chapter
has had erected to the memory of five
unkown Confederate soldiers a handsome
tablet in the old graveyard. It
was unveiled on last Friday afternoon
with an appropriate address by
ur. a. cowers, it is a piain marui?
slab with the inscription
In memory of five unkown Confederate
soldiers erected by Drayton
Rutherford chapter U. D. C. 1916.
Dr. A. J. Bowers delivered a moot
beautiful and touching tribute to the '
Confederate soldier. ? There was a '
song by a choir of the daughters and
The old graveyard has been greatly
improved in the recent past as to
ito o nnoa ra r\r?a Tint tliorp lc OTPUt
jco a^iyvwiuuw, v?*v? v o- -j
room for more attention to be given
this hallowed spot.
The trustees of the college held a
meeting at the college yesterday afnoon.
Don't forget the second episode of j
"The Strange Case of i.YIary Page," I
will be shown at the Opera 'House
A feature every day &t the Arcade.
Monday, faramouni; Tuesday, roi;
Wednesday, Triangle; Thursday, "The
Mysteries of Myra;" Friday, Paramount;
Saturday, Triangle, and all at
the same prices 5 and 10c.
Thos. S. Painter, a white man was
Qrroetfl/l VkTr tho Tinl i/^o fn PharlrtHp
Wi 1 Wtcu J uuv 1U
lN\ C, Saturday at the request o?
Sheriff Blease, who had located him
there. Painter is charged with bigamy.
Deputy Sheriff Dorroh went to
Charlotte Sunday and brought Paint
er to Newberry.
Candidates may forward the checks
for their assessments to the secretary;,B.
B. Leitzsey, Newberry, R. F.
D. Xo*2< and he will return the receipt
promptly and then pledges may
be filed with Frank R. Hunter, chairman.
The medai for the-best sophomore
declamation was won Saturday night
by )Yr. Herman W. Boozer, his subject
being "Old Soapy." The second
best was the declamation of Mr. A. R.
Boring whose subject was " Engineer
Connor's :Son." There were eight
contestants. The medal is given each
year by the Excelsior and Phrenakos
mian literary societies.
The third quarterly meeting of the
W. M. U. of Reedy River association
will be held with the Whitmire society
on Thursday and Friday, June
8*and 9. There will be a session at
4 p. m. on June 8 and a missionary
sermon at 8:30 p. m. Tliere win oe
a session on Friday morning at 10
o'clock. All missionary organizations
are asked to send delegates. Homes
will be provided for> *11 Who
names to Mrs. J. W. Wliilblire.
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My friends having placed my name
in nomination for the house of representatives
from this county, I have
after rine rancid prat inn nf the matter.
decided to make the race for same for
if there is anything that I can do for
the advancement of the welfare of the
masses of the people of the county I
am always ready and willing to put
forth my best efforts.
W. B. Boinest.
On Friday evening last Mrs. R. H.
Anderson delightfully entertained
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quite a nunroer ol me younger set iu
honor of Misses iRuth Moore and
Ethyl Seago of Greenwood, Amy
Wolf of Laurens and Daisy Wilson of
The dining room was artistically
decorated in pink and white while cut
glass candlestcks bearing pink candles
added much to the beauty of the
room. In the parlor the color scheme
of white and green was carried out
white candles being used.
Rows of Japanese lanterns afforded
the decorations for the porch and
From a secluded corner of the
porch, punch was served to the
guests by i.Mrs. Cromer. Rook, dancing
and progressive conversation furnished
the pleasure of the evening.
The color scheme, pink and white,
was carried out in the delicious ice
cream and cake served during the
evening by Misses Susie Bufofd and
Miss Maude Epting has as her
commencement guest Miss Mary
Wharton of Greenwood.
Miss Emma (Matthews of Hubbard,
Texas, is visiting at the home of Mr.
F. TV. Higgins.
Mr. E. F. Irick of Elloree and Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Rast of Cameron are
visiting Prof. J. B. O'Neall Holloway.
Mr. Geo T. Magill of Greenwood, a
candidate for solicitor, spent several
days in Newberry the past week.
Dr. W. L. Simms spent a couple of
days this week in (Newberry on business.?Whitmire
Miss Julia Norris has returned from
the hospital in Columbia and is now
on a visit to her parents in Jenkinavlle.
-Mr. W. E. Lake has been reglectei
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principal or ?/agew?oa scuuui m w
lumbia. He is a son of Dr. W. E.
Lake of Newberry.
Miss Lois Merchant has returned
from the Columbia hospital much improved
after having undergone a serious
"Misses Ida Mae and Novice JRay
Setzler of Pomaria and 'Misses Verna
aDd Helen Summer of Columbia are
the commencement guests of their
relative, Mrs. J. P. -Shealy.
Misses Kate Thompson, Geneva
Thornton and Gertrude Boland of
Newberry county have been reelected
teachers in the Olympia school in Columbia
and Mr. W. A. Sliealy a Newberry
man has been reelected principal
of the school.
Among the visitors who are here
for the commencement are Messrs.
.Tno P. Derrick and Jesse Ballen
tine of Chapin, Vance Matthews of
Little Mountain, Heber Ballentine
and iMiss Mary Ballentine of Lexington.
Ira Haltiwanger of Columbia and
Misses Lurleen Aull and Lois Hentz