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^ SEWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, JOE 9, 1916. TWICE A WEEK, HM A YEAS.
rolled Daring Past Seesic
, Woods Delivers Literar
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"icere are iwv c?cm.o in i,uV ?.?v j
of the city of Newberry every year?
the closing of 'Newberry college, or
commencement w6ek in June, and the
opening of the college in September.
'Last Wednesday at half past twelve
o'clock at the opera house Rev. L.
P. Boland prdnounced the benediction
.and the 1915-16 session of Newberry
' college passed into history, and the
class of 1916 sent out into the world
26 young men and women who have
been taught to make the world better
for their haiving lived in it.
This is a large class and has made
-a* enviable record for deportment as
well as displaying a degree of intelT_r?n?*iYv?
mnov? above _he aver
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age class. There are three handsome |
? and highly accomplished young ladies
in the class who have contributed
langely to the general -high standing
of the class and who have lent a
?harm and set an ideal for the 23
young men of the class to follow .durJ
muir t jccn o wuihv> ^ ^?
young ladies are: Annie Bessie Lake,
daughter of Dr. W. E. Lake of the city;
3fiss Estelle Caldwell, daughter of
Mr. J. A. Caldwelt of the suburbs of j
the city and Miss Nancy Werts,
daughter og Mr. R. 1M. 'Wterts of Gary.
The commencement exercises began
last Saturday night with a contest in
declamation followed by the baccaianr<*ate
sermon on Sunday morning i
by Dr. J. H. Harms, the sermon 'Sunday
night to the Y. M. C. A. by Rev.
P. E. Monroe of Summerland and
JVIonday morning, class day exercises
at the college.
On Monday night the junior cl~ss
contest in oratory took place at the
opera house. The house was literal]y
packed and the young men acquit- ;
ted themselves with much credit to!
themselves and to tiie college. Tnej
young men who spoke and their sub- J
The Great Army?W. H. Wicker.
The New F^eparedness?R. M. Pool.
The Revival of National Conscience
-8. M. Denick.
Lest We Forget? E. W. Fisher.
~ The f onder nation of Natural Resources?(V.
y'he Mantle of the Pioneer?E. K.
I The Dream That Will Come True?
( The Man Who Knows?O. B. Mayer,
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Ref. F. E. Dibble, one of trie judges,
appeared on tire stage at the clo6e of
the contest and presented the medal
Jd a happy mariner to IMr. S. M. Der
On Tuesday morning the alumni
association was addressed by J. B.
Hunter. J0sq.. on the subject, "New
berry College?Her Needs." Mr.
Hunter's address was timely and
practical as it dealt with the problems
confronting the college and why
anc how they should be solved. Mr.
Hun'.tr is a good lawyer and a man of
large business capacity as well as of '
immediately after Mr. Hunter's address
the association went into a
business session concerning the needs
and affairs of the college. Mr. Rufus
Monts of Cochran, Ga., -was
chosen as the next alumni orator. All
vof the officers were reelected, as follows:
B. V. Chapman, president;
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J. Bowers, Jr., secretary and Dr. E.
r?^B. Setzler, treasurer.
The address to the literary societies,
of which there are three, was
t to have been made, as usual, on Tues
day night but the electrical storm ana
the rain about half an hour before the
exercises were scheduled to start, interfered
and the address was post|
poned to Wednesday. In spite of the
inclement weather a small crowd
? had gathered and waited patiently until
9 o'clcok when Dr. Harms appear1
ed on the stage and announced that
1 on account of the small attendance
i Hundred Thirty One Enm?Federal
Judge C. A.
y Address?Medals and
and the absence of the speaker who I
had been deterred frcm reaching the
city from the home of Mr. Tiios. AY.
Keitt where he was stopping, the exercises
were called off. He said, how
ever, that Judge Woods, the speaker,
would be placed on Wednesday s
On Wednesday morning at 10:30
oclock the class day exercises were
opened with prayer by Rev. E. W.
Leslie of Prosperity. There were six
speakers chosen from the class who
ir> torenorspd With
w>putt.e in. tuui/'co iu _
music. They were:
Salutatory?G. Dewey Oxner
"Loyalty"?Kenneth R. Kreps.
"Newberry's 'Needs"?Lance Swindler.
"The Virility of the Pulpit*'?
Charles E. tuaennour.
"The Plague of Politics"?Carroll
' Valedictory?James C. Kinard.
At the close of the graduating
speeches Dr. Cromer came forward
and in a few happy remarks introduced
Hon. Charles A. Woods, distrivt
fedei/.l judge who was to have made
tv?o adrfrwc thp niffht before to the
Judge Woods took "Fiction" as his '
subject and discussed it, not fro-m the ;
standpoint of literary production, as
one- might surmise, but from the view- J
point of laws and customs that time
and experience have shown to be unsound
and fallacious. The speaker
compared the legal status of a married
woman in her property rights of
fifty years ago when her husband became
the owner of all her property at
marriage and became responsible for
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riage?compared these rights with the j
privilege of a married woman of today,
to hold property in her own!
Another fiction that might pass
away is the right to hid unimproevd
property and he took real estate as
an example to show that there is
ln**r*A Af nwnorc <-kf farm lands !
residing in our towns and cities who i
make nc attempt to improve their)
lands but wait for their value to rise [
by reason of the improevment of sur- j
rounding lands. His premise was
that the ownership of prperty is more
of a trust than a right. Judge Woods
closed with some strong waords or"
advice to the graduating class.
Upon the conclusion of Judge
vVbods address Dr. Harms Announced
that James, C. Kinard had won the
first honor of his class and that G.
Dewey Oxner had won second honor.
The presenting of diplomas and o!
medals then took place, the following
being a list of those receiving diplom
Ralph -Barre Baker, engineering,
Greenwood, S. C.
Roy Lester 'Ballentine, arts, C-hapin,
Jefferson Holland Bedenbaugk, arts,
Prosperity S. C.
lUawharf Th 11 r strvri Finland arts.
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Springfield, S. C.
George S. Bowden, arts, Wilming- j
ton, 'N. C.
J. C. Brooks, arts, Prosperity s. C.
Estelle Caldwell, arts, Newberry, <S.
Augustus Clauss, arts, j
Charleston, S. C.
Georsre Benton Derrick, arts, Little j
Mountain, S. C.
Clarence C. EJpting, engineering,
Pomaria, S. C.
Wilbur 1> ; Bpting, arts, Prosperity,
Car >1 De *ey Hipp, arts, Newberry,
James * .aipsen Kinard, arts, Newberry,
Kenneth R. Kreps, arts, Columbia,
tBessie Anita Lake, arts, Newberry,
Bomer /Rai^cli Long, arts Prosper
f :ty, s. c.
i\ E. Monroe, arts, Concord, X. C.
George Dewey Oxner, arts, Kin|
irris, S. C.
Charles E. Ridenliour, arts, Con
cord, X. C.
William Thornwell Senn, arts, Newberry,
James William Smith, arts, DeSoto,
James Lancelot Swindler, arts,
Newberry, >S. C.
John Francis Taylor, engineering,
Newberry, S. C,
Nancy Werts, arts, Newberry, S. C.
Jesse Walter Wessinger, engineer
ing, New Brookland, S. C.
George 'Wright, engineering, Newberry,
Dr. Harms' farewell address to the
graduating class was heart touching
and beautiful. James C. Kinard on
behalf of the class responded and as
a token of loyalty to the college preif
wif-h 99 tpn vapt ftndflwment
life insurance policies of $100 each
amounting to $2200 available after 10
Medals and prizes were presented
in the following order:
First honor medal to James C. Kinard.
Sophomore Greek medal to E. W.
Essay medal to Kenneth R. Kreps.
History medal to James .0. Kinard.
Philosophy medal to James C. Kinard.
German medal to IMiss Amy Werts.
Mathematics medal to Lance Swindler.
'Science medal to Thornwell Sean.
The medal for the highest aevrage
for promotion from the freshman to
the srmhomore class was presented
to Miss Catherine Harms.
The silver loving cup given by Col.
Jorhn F. Hobbs of New York to the
student making the highest average
in scholarship was presented to
James C. Kinard.
Dr. Harms announced that the next
session would open on September 21,
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W. Chapman of the tech department
had resigned and that Prof. H. W.
Jarrett of Charleston. W. Va., had
been chosen to succeed Prof. Chapman.
Dr. Harms spoke in highly complimentary
terms of Prof. Chapman'3
Mr. Henry M. Buland of Jacksonville,*
111., will succeed Mr. W. H.
Shaw as physical director.
Mr. James C. Kinard of the graduating
clas^ has been retained as an
instructor for the next session.
Prof. A. J. Bowers and Prof Gilbert
P. Voigt will resume their former
places on the faculty in- September.
The enrollment for the session just
closed was 231.
WEST E>D BAFT1ST IHimil
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
The West End Baptist church was
struck by lightning Tuecuay evening
during the electrical storm which
struck Newberry about 8 o'clock and
was completely ruined?nothing but
the charred walls left standing. The
fire alarm was sounded and the fire
laddies responded promptly but th^
fire gained headway so rapidly thai
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very miic cuuiu uc uuuc w
save near by residences from the
flames. The property was valued at
about $5000. The congregation carried
insurance to the amount of $2000
leai.ing a loss of something like
The officers of the church met at
the residence of Mr. J. Marion Davis
Wednesday night to formulate plans
for the future. There seems at pres.
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ent no ClOll'Dt XQHL iue cuuivu v?m u-,
rebuilt immediately and along new
and improved lines. The old church
liad a seating capacity of about $50
and was well and handsomely furnished.
Preparations for rebuilding will b2
made at once. Voluntary denations
from friends in the city and county
will be accepted and appreciated.
Mr. <W. T. iMcKenney and Mr. J. Y.
Jones are authorized to receive contributions.
The Winthroj> Daughters will meef
Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock
with Mrs. W. A. Dunn. All Winthro;>
students and former students are invited
and those who can attend will
^ please notify the hostess.
It is the Pride of the Community?
Interesting urogram?rnzes aiiu
"Learn to live, and live to learn,
Ignorance like a fire doth burn,
Little tasks make large return."
I would commend this sentiment,
expressed by Bayard Taylor in his
ode to his daughter, to every son and
daughter, who should aspire to the
larger opportunities afforded every
student nowadays in our primary and
secondary institutions of learning.
That many are taking advantage of
these opportunities is very apparent
to the thoughtful observer at the sev
eral school exhibitions wmcn art' iasv
drawing to a close.
The Whitmire graded scnool commencement
exercises, held iMonday
evening, June 5, proved a striking
confirmation of this thought, the published
program indicating strenuous
labor on the part of teachers, and
careful preparation, by the pupils. In
fact, as I entered the large auditorium
of the commodious school
building, my mind at once was impressed
with the idea of success as
the dominant tone and regnant qual
lty oi tne entire commuun^, v> iuucwcu
particularly on this occasion by large
attendance, patient hearing, and
hearty interest. The audience was i
eager to take in -every part presented,
and evinced generous applause to the
young contestants in debates, recitations
and declamations. And the musical
numbers, were as heartily appreciated.
It should go without saying that
any well conducted school such as
the Whitmire will be sure of success,
if supported as genuinly as this school
is by the citizens of Whitmire and'
surrounding country. The trustees,
Messrs. Z. H. Suber, T. W. Coleman,
A. P. Hurt, are well known to be
progressive in thought and liberal in
their support, in means and time devoted,
without which success could
not well be spelled in large letter-3.
It is a good thing for any school
when trustees conceive the best purposes
and lend themseL.es wifch ail
heartiness to insure the ultimate
good, as we are persuaded is done by
these gentlemen. I am told there is
utmost harmony prevalent and no
bickering among the patrons, a fortunate
absence of that bane which too
often crov i out and destroy the life
of a school, despite heroic effort to
The superintendent, Prof. C. 13.
rfanna, is ably supported by a loyal,
corps of teachers all of whom have
been reelected for the ensuing year.
In the declamation contest, the
honor was won :by Ernest Hurt,
wlio was given a medal.
In the debate "Resolved, That women
should have the right of sufrage,"
the judges awarded the medal
to Miss Lois Tidmarsh.
Col. E. H. Aull, to encourage excellence
in English composition and to
foster a love for our own Southland,
offered a medal for the best composition
on "Reconstruction,"' which was
won by Theodore Hay. it was a, gwu
paper and will be published later in
The herald and News. In the high
school department, there were two
graduates, Samuel Gary and Theadore
Hay, while several were promoted
to that department for the
coming scholastic term.
County superintendent of education,
Chas. P. Barre, presented the diplomas
to the graduating class, prefacing
with some ^pleasing remarks on
the value of a liberal education.
Col. E. H. Aull in behalf of the
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judges, awaraea me yr^ca ^
cessful contestants, interlarding his
remarks, with some spicy and timely
admonitions, which it were well
for the young to ponder over and appropriate.
The occasion was one of unmixei
pleasure. It was a source of inspiration
to me. And now, in closing may
I add my mite of suggestion to each
'^A. little learning is a dangerous
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT
The 0. L. Schumpert chapter will
meet with .Miss Mildred Evans next
C ^ oftfii?nAAn o t ~ AV'1 nf'l'
Ociiuiuaj' anci iiuvu ciL u u viwu,
The Kings Daughters will meet
Saturday afternoon, June 10, at 6
o'clock in the Presbyterian church.
The storm on Tuesday evening put
about thirty street lights out of commission.
Sunshine, rain, wind, hail, thunder
and lightning was the weather pro!
gram Tuesday afternoon.
There will ibe union services at the
j Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Sunday night at 8:30.
! The candidates cards are all print!
ed in this issue of The Herald and
: News. Read them over and see who
are in the race.
Mr. Walter I. Herbert of the Utopia
; section is announced as a candidate
j for the legislature in this issue of the
The regular meeting of Jasper
i chapter U. D. C. has been postponed
! Further announcement will 'be made
The Fridy -Motor Co. has sold to
Rev. L. P. Bolanc a Ford touring car
and to Mr. John Nichols a Ford roadster
and to .Mr. Fayette Clamp a tour
The one arm wonders were again
defeated by the Newberry ball team
Tuesday afternoon after their defeat
on iVIonday afternoon on the college
I On Wednesday last. P. F. Baxter
I and Son erected a handsome monument
over the grave of Jacob Belton
Bedenbaugh in the family burying
ground near !St. Pauls.
The junior oration of Mr. A..
Vigodsky at the opera house was a
splendid effort and deserves special
mention. His speech was pitched on
a high plane and was well delivered.
During the storm Tuesday afternoon
a barn in nuumber 8 township
belonging to Thos. A. Williams was
struck by lightning and catching fire <
was burned to the ground. The loss
is estimated at abou; $1000.
The members of the Improvement
association of Rutherford school are
requested to meet Saturday afternoon,. ;
at 3 o'clock, at the school house,
business of much importance to be
The Carolina Cash company's stock
was sold to Mr. J. C Peers of Orange<9
Tt id nnt known
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whether Mr. Peers will sell out the |
goods here or whether he will ship j
them away. Possibly will ship away.
There was a fire at Chappells last
Sunday when eight cotton seed houses
were iburned and a small trestle on
the railroad which was soon repaired.
The outside stairway to the two
story brick store of Mr. Strother was
Mr. W. F. Ewart, forvman of the
grand jury, requests the statement
that the grand jury would like to
have all the magistrates of the county
_ j-v,?;_ v<?n-v.ir^ frt tho nnnrt hnuSG
uriiilg LUCil UL?trn.s tw V
on the opening of court next Monday
for examination by the grand jury.
Tse barbecue advertised for St.
Paul's Lutheran church of July 14 has
been? changed to July 15. Please make
note of this. The change is made so
as not to conflict; with any of the regular
appointments of the -county campaign
and thus make it possible for
Ull the candidates to be present.
Drink deep or taste not "the Pierian
I congratulate the people of Whit
mire on their splendid school, the
pride of their hearts."
William E. Pelham, Sr.
The graduates were tSamuel Mason
Gary, and Theodore Beckett Hay.
Those advanced to the high, school
were 'William Coleman, Walter Suber,
Herbert Whitley, John Morris,
Elizabeth Coleman. Pelleree Gary,
Ruth Thompson, Sallie Gilliam, Mary
Metts and Nellie Holt.
! The teachers for next session will
be Ghas.. B. Hanna. superintendent;
Miss Alma Lupo, "high school assisI
tant; Miss Minnie Lou 'Bobo, sixth
i and seventh grades; Miss Nell Fridy.
j fourth and fifth grades; Miss Lula
on.-? fhfrri trades* iMiSS
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i Ella Cross advanced first grade; and
Miss S. Ruth Hanna, first grade; Miss
Lydie Coleman will again teach
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FIELD OF REPUBLICANS
Chicago, June 7.?More political
leaders are predicting the nomination
of Justice Charles Evans Hughes tonisrht
fhnn at anv timp sinrp fhp Tie
publican national convention began
to assemble. They declare that unless
the accumulation of overwhelming
circumstantial evidence fails to
reflect the situation in its true light,
the nomination of the justice will
come even sooner than has been predicted.
The men who take this <vlew
are practical politicians whose estimates
are based on careful canvass
of the delegates.
The situation is illustrated best by
the fact that conferences betweenleaders
to discuss the availability of
different candidates practically have
ceased, indicating their belief that a
majorty of the delegates already
have reached a decision to name Justice
Convention observers find it impossible
not td be impressed by the confident
predictions of these leaders j^he \
say that the Hughes boom now jha*
grown to Such formidable proportions
that Colonel Roosevelt no longer 4
holds the veto power which until this
afternoon had been conceded to him*
as part of the program to bring th?
Republican and Progressive * parties
Harmony Efforts Fail.
Four days of constant and persist-1
ent effort to bring the two parties
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lugeuier, iu wuiuu lue yeiauucmLjr uv
the nominee was subordinated to harmony,
failed to bring the results desired
and the trend from the outset
was definitely toward the nomination
of Justice Hughes.
Had Colonel Roosevelt announced
during this period that he would not
support the justice the leaders were
prepared to turn to any one of the
regular Republican candidates. The
colonel remained silent, however, and
because' the managers of other candidacies
had fostered the Hughetf^boom
for the purpose of eliminating Roosevelt
as a possibility, it grew
prodigiously, ?and even a combination
of the favorite sons strength was
powerless to check it.
The reason for this was that the ?
candidacy of no other Republican
made any progress and delegates
pledged to favorite sons found no other
presidential possibility but Justice
Hughes to whom they could turn their
strength. Justice Hughes thus naturally
became the choice of ipractically
all delegates instructed for others.
They became eager to go to him as
soon as they could secure release
from their pledges.
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T3f lughes managers tonight reiterate*.
their claim that he -will have
about 300 votes on the first ballot.
Frank H. Hitchcock, spokesman for
the Hughes followers, said there
would be no attempt to. nominate the
justice on the first ballot and that it
was their desire to have all the facnn
Hojocrafpq deliver their
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complimentary votes. He believed,
however, that the second ballot with
the release of many delegates from
their obligations, would swell the
Hughes vote to such proportions that
his nomination would almost certainly
be made on the third ballot. Many
of the Hughes supporters were even
more optimistic and said they thought
that before the result of the second
ballot 'was announced the drift would
be apparent to all delegates and there
would be enough changes of votes to
bring a nomination on the second ballot.
The Hughes managers expect Arizona
second on the roll of States to
yield to New York so Governor Whitman
may place Justice Hughes in
T,^,;r>o+ir?n Alabama's delegation is
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divided and having no candidate to
offer, is expected to pass when the
State, the first on the roll, is called.
Signing the Pledee.
jSheriff C. G. Blease as the first to
sign his pledge and pay his assessment
as a candidate for sheriff. Since
isvnriner havp siemfid UD 1
LUCil UlC lUJiu ii ill a
iM. M. Buford candidate for sheriff,
John- C. Goggans candidate for clerk
of court, C. C. (Schumpert candidate
for, treasurer, L. M. Player candidate
for magistrate for Nos. 1 and 8.