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un, \OTBFK 47. ^ ^ JiEWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, JOE K, ltM. TWICE A WEEK, IU8 A YEAR.
I Much Enthusia
I ~ . . ;
f Glynn PraisesM Wilson i
I "America First" Si
w Over President
K F. Murray in News and Courier.
St. Louis, Mo., June 14.?EnthusBL
iasm distinguished the opening ses
SlOE 01 Lilt: X-'CIXI'W- iauV/ uauuual vvu
vention. In this respect, it differed
Pi^ distinctly from the Republican conrv-entioa
and resembled tliat of the
Progressives. Temporary Chairman
i Martin H. Glynn, though his keynote
speech was less epigrammatlcal
than Senator Harding's correspond[
ing deliverance to the Republicans,
I found his. audience much more re-j
f sponsive and his oratory is being i
1 v complimented in extravagant terms j
by the delegates almost without exception.
The Harding speech was a
finished product of its kind, but it
lacked the snap and fire which <xlynn
into his neriods today. The Dem
ocratic delegates and alternates and
many of the guests of the convention j
were supplied this morning with good-!
, -l sized American flags, which they liietinctively
waved in unison at every
j* climax in the orator's appeals to the
"America first" sentiment, which is
the coming Wilson campaign motto, j
printed on the official "button designed
by National Committeeman 'McLean |
<rf (North Carolina. And, by the way, |
the convention unconsciously pinned
I on this morning by signing ^America" j
f first and then getting down to busiI
Smaller Than Average.
I This convention is smaller than the
average, "because of the practical
certainty that there will be no fight
over the presidential nomination and i
L no very serious contest over anything j
| else that is to come before the entire j
I body. In' some of the State delega- j
tions the attendance of alternates does j
I not amount to 10 per cent. The St.,
| -Louis Coliseum, however, is by no
means so large as the Chicago Coliseum
so that the difference in the
size of the respective multitudes is
not very noticeable. Both buildings
? were well filled on their opening sessions.
There were a few seats vacant
in the . galleries at Chicago and a
rew more vacant in the galleries here
H xou&y but the floor was crowded!
m in each case and so was most of the
space in the galleries and on the
I stands. The smaller dimensions ' of,
f * the St. Louis hall put an audience in
i closer touch with the speakers on the
official platform. Glynn was almost
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3.016 -io sxiaive nantis v>ilu oyju?^ vi **.+0
responsive admirers in the front
ranks of the throng of delegates fac- j
ing him, and he displayed a remark-1
able knack of giving them what they j
I seemed to want. Ready to stop a
I number of times in his review of his*
^ -V?. J ^A.W +V*/\ "TTT ** All
lono&i prwcutuia mi iuc *Y iiov7.ii uvutrality
policy, where praise was the
burden of his speech, fhe eloquent j
New Yorker yielded to the clamor as
demands of the delegates and continued
his analogies to the obvious
satisfaction of the great assembly. In
I the demeanor to the delegates there
I was. nothing to suggest any lack of
confidence in the political outlook.
They acted like men who rejoice over
the prospect of victory, and by no
means like men who are attending a
funeral?which is the term which
some of the Republican leaders have
I used in referring to the St. Louis
gathering. A Republican onlooker
consoled himself today by remarking,
as he listened to the cheers which
greeted every point made by Glynn,
that he had seen the same high, spirits
man., ^ted at the convention which
nominated Judge T'arker in 1904.
"Vn= + TnHcrk ParlrAr TTM miehtV
KX V/ a, VUV V Vtvigv ? ? w? -y
far from being Woodrow Wilson," a
Senator Ollie M. James of Kentucky
who will "be permanent chairmar\
of this o-onventicHi. as lie was
fof that in Baltimore in 1912, expressed
the belief that Roosevelt may yet
sarprise the public by accepting the
Bull (Moose nomination. Few others
share this view. They generally see
n Speech Ringing With
w p. Pol look Will S^ond the Xomi
nation of Wilson for South
K. F. Murray in News and Courier.
St. Louis, June 14.?At the caucus
of the South Carolina delegation today
to select delegation officers and
representatives on the committee of
the national convention the following
i were chosen:
Chairman of the delegation, Gov!
ernor R. I. 'Manning; committee on
| resolutions, Senator E. D. Smith;
i committee on rules, Mayor T. T. Hyde
of Charleston; committee on credentials,
W. P. Pollock of Chesterfield;
committee on organization, L. D. Jennings
of 'Sumter; committee to notify
I presidential nominee, Bright Wil
hamson of Darlington; committee to
notify vice presidential nominee,
! John P. Thomas of Richland county;
ivice president of the convention for
| South Carolina, John G. Clinkecales
, of Spartanburg. ,
iW. P. Pollock will second the nomil
nation of Wilson for the Palmetto
j State, Senator Tillman did not come
! find frtnvAntinn TVof nhilris rvf
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; Wofford college is here as his alternate.
Dr. J. A. Rice is alternate for
T. W Da vies of Aiken.
On account of urgent official business
Governor Manning will leave
here for Columbia tonight
TOO MiFCH TDIE
Tlie Delegates Puzzled to Know How I
Four Days Will Be Spent.
; K. F. Murray in 'News and Courier.
St Louis, June 14.?How to keep
I the national contention goirbg for the
, four days promised to St. Louis Is
[ the only problem that is giving much
; trouble to the Democratic leaders,
| but this problem is worrying them
pretty seriously. I
Among the devices which have been
j adopted to prolong the performances
, is that of having the nomination of
I President Wilson seconded by each
State in a set speech.
Groans, not loud, but deep, have
I been heard in the hotel lobbies and
I wherever else the delegates gather
j since this- plan, contemplating nearly
j half a hundred seconding orations bei
came generally known.
"Can't make me listen to 'em/' was j
i ^Axr/\T?ifa ciofamnnf fif "frvn nnhli- I
1 tac larviuu &&v I
cation. There is absolutely nothing i
| legitimate to keep the convention in
session more than two days.
It is feared that many of the delegates
will break away and go home
j anyhow before the long program is
"I'm willing to pay the hotel for
four days, whether I stay or not," j
said a delegate this evening to a'
group of approving colleagues, "but I j
am not willing to waste my time here
i for four days when two would be sufI
ficient, or three at the outside. It is j
i a farce to use us in this way, merely;
' to give the city of St. Louis a run for
First Cotton Bloom,
, Mr^ G. W. Kinard of Prosperity
I the first ootton bloom of the
season. H-e says it is from Jason.
Morris' field near Prosperity.
Rev. Babb to Preach at Kings Creek.
Rev. E. V. Babb is to preach at
Kings Creek next Sabbath afternoon
| at 3:30. The public is most cordially
j invited to attend this service.
1 0?CTTM? TT-Vl-O t +V| ?} /^Al r>n pi "will (i >
j lliU KJL n uw-l/ v Vv/
i in the successive announcements of
i his lieutenants, such as former Sec!
retary of the Navy Meyer, that they
! will support Hushes.
?VJ!IT3fIKE BOOSTERS TO !
VISIT NEWBERKY SATURDAY
('onifnir With Banners and Band to
Tell You of the Great Things
in Their Town.
The good people of 'Whitmire town
ire going to move down on Newberry
I ind way stations on Saturday on a
rooster trip in the interest of the
L-hautauqua which is to open there on
June 30. v I
I They will travel to the music of
the Whitmire band, consisting of
2"> pieces, and there will be about 50
automobiles with as many of the peo- j
pie of the town as the cars can 'bring, j
The party will come via Clinton and J
give a band concert in that town at 2 |
o'clock in the afternoon.
From Clinton they will juorney to!
Goldiville where at 3 o'clock there will
ho another hand concert bv the Wbit- !
The next StO.p will be in dewberry
county at Kinards at which place tkey
will give a band concert at 4 o'clock.
The party will reach Newberry at
5 o'clock, or thereabout, and will
snend the afternoon and evening with '
us here telling the people of the
Chautauqua and the good things to
be had and seen at Whitmire town- |
As already stated the Chautauqua1
will open at Whitmire on June 30.'
That will be known as agricultural
day. Col. E. J. Watson- will make a
speech and that of course will be free
to all who attend. There are some
verv fine numbers on the program.
July 1, Saturday, nwrill be educational
day and the governor will make
a speech. This is also campaign day
at Newberry but arrangements will be
made to get the governor to speak
either in the morning or afternoon, so
as not to conflict with his appoint-1
ment at Newberry on the same day.'
He will come to Whitmire from LaurStatp
CUd " U^l X> IUV <S/WMW\, -w? .
on Friday. On Saturday the mill will
be closed down and the annual barbecue
given by 'Mr. William Coleman to
the mill people on July 4 will be given
this year on Saturday, July 1. This
will insure a large crowd from the
mill and frcm the surrounding country.
On Sunday union services will be
? ? "'v"!
held and the Kev. ur. mimam rwuei
for twenty years a pastor in San
Francisco will preach in the morning
and in the evening.
Monday will he health day at the
cliautauqua and Dr. J. A. Hayne of
the State board of health will speak
in .addition to the regular numbers on j
the chautaquua program. j
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Dr. D. W. Juamei wno so^ pieaseu j
those who heard him here last year |
will be on the program and will be in I
charge of the Chautauqua as platform J
manager and his aldresses will be;
worth the price of the tickets if there1
should be nothing else.
Look out for the Whitmire boosters
en Saturday of this week. They will
tell j"">u more about it than we can.
The KiD?*s Daughters.
Are going to have an entertainment
for charity, on Boundary street school j
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lawn Including drills ana reiresuments.
Special features doll floats for girls
up to ten years of age and bicycle and
tricycle for boys up to ten years.
Ten cents admission for everybody
including children taking part in parade.
The Little Princess, and float
on display in Dr. Mayes' window is to
be given as prize for prettiest float
and n.n Tndian suit as prize for the
j Any child wishing to enter will
notify Mrs. J. Y. McFall or Mrs. Jim
Everybody is expected to come and
help this cause. Time: June 29th.
"The Governor's Special."
Patrons of the Opera House who
follow Helen Gibson's weekly adventures
are apparently never surprised
[ r?t any feat tnat daring gin penormb.
! Today they will hare an opoprtunity
j to see their favorite in thrilling exploits
both on horseback, motorcycle,
and on railroad trains, when "The
Governor's Special" is shov/n at that
house. In this episode of the popular
"Hazards of Helen" the Kalem star
uses her audacious courage to aid in
exposing a crooked contractor. 'At
tie Opera House today.
[THE NEWBERRY CITY PARK
OPENED ON TUESDAY
I)r. Cromer Makes (iood Speech?Says
Schools of City Lack Parks?
Should Have Two Parks.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer made a fine talk,
! as he always does on occasions of this
kind, at the opening of the city park
on Tuesday evening. He spoke of the
j advantages of a park for the children,
the boys and girls, of a town
and city and the importance of getting
the land before it is too valuable
! to be used for such purposes. Of the
importance of "letting boys be boys
and girls be girls and not making little
men and women of them before
fziorlv ,f/\r that nprfnrmance.
L1AOJ C4.1 ^ m vuvij ivi r w. - ?? ,
He said >we should have two >parks, j
one on the South fork of Scott's creek )
for the -colored people and one on1
the north fork for the white children, j
There *eere several hundred women
and men and children at the opening
and if there was need of argument for '
the buildlog of a park it was in the
nresenre of these children and the
fun they were having, and not only'
the fun but the real "benefit they will
deriVe from it. Dr. Cromer said with
all the good schools we had there was
no.place at any one of the buildings
for a playground, a base ball ground
or athletic field, and these -were as
necessary as any other part of the
education t>f the child. He thought it
should- not *be an eleemosynary institution
which only meant that, you
would take up a collection to support
it. but it?hould be a business prop
osition and -with money to run it.
He said that one of the lecturers at
the chautauqua had told us that we
! should have a park all the way along
the creek from Glenn street on to the
railroad. And we think we saw a
| similar statement in our local cotem- J
: porav in speaking of the lecture of;
I Dr. Albert. We did not have . the j
pleasure of hearing Dr. Albert but it I
does seem strange that Dr^ Albert j
j should be given as authority for the i
i statement and for originating and !
i suggesting the idea when The Herald
and News (and a correspondent of
! ours) for at least ten years did not'
1 print a paper without saying some-1
j thing along the same line., and one
j time we had an option on practically
i all the property mentioned, and we
! urged the business men of the town
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1*0 taKe up me matter aim uuv i
j property while it may be obtained at
a reasonable price. At one time we
had enlisted the cooperation of one
of the pastors of the colored Baptist
church to let us have that lot also.
A +VI A A/vnorrAOfQtiA.I '
inai was jusi uciuic lj-ic v^uwun
, made cerain improvements to the
building. We tried to interest Mr.
Spearman and Mr. Wright and Mr.
Kinard 'but they would not. We are
delighted they are now taking hold
(even if they have forgot) and they
shall have our hearty cooperation and
support, but we just can't help making
ah effort to keep the record
straight. The Idler talked about a
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j parK in evei v icuci n mui6
! paper and kept it up from the first
; letter to the last. And it may come
again. Let's "be willing to give the
devil its due.
'But the 'park is the thing, and "we
| are pleased to see the interest that is
' being taken. And Dr. Cromer is right,
J the park should not be on leased land,
K..i T^/-? ~T-, lonr? rtwnAfl f">V fhe '
. UUL siiuuiu ut VJU. lauu wouv- ~J I
I town, or a park association. And the
j sooner we buy it the better, and the ^
less it will cost.
The ^Newberry Concert band furnished
music for the opening, but
there is need of a pavilion and some j
other improvements and they should j
be made on land owned by a park as-1
j sociation or toy the town.
The park's the thing. If every one j
would just do a little it could be made
a real thing and improvements could
be made that would soon transform I
i the creek bottom into a thing of
Ow4n^ to the rains, the Sunday
school o? the First Baptist church
h?.s postponed their picnic till Friday.
W. 0. 'Wilson,
3IYTERI0US DISAPPE ARA>'C E
OF "DUTCH" 3FLEAX
Quiet Investigation for a Month Has
Failed to Locate Him?>o Motive
or Reason for His Disappearance.
Missing since IMay 14th, and with
his friends hoping day by day that the
mystery of his sudden disappearance
would be solved, Professor Fred
D. McLean, of the faculty of Newberry
college, has not yet been heard
from, and the mystery has become
more mysterious. A quiet investigation
t>_^p an-ri'c H i c o .n rwa nranpp has
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been made since he left 'Newberry
more than a month ago, with the hope
that his whereabouts would 'be made
known without the public prints 'being
resorted to. Up to this time,
however, all efforts to locate the missing
man have failed, and the story of
his disappearance lias been given to
.\fr vrnJ^an left Jsewberry on Fri
day night, t.May 14th, on the Southern
train for Columbia. (He did not tell
any of his friehds of Ws .intention?
but left a list of accounts which he
owed in this city, with the request
that they be settled. He had a balance
in one of the local banks and
also left considerable earned salary
with the college, these amounts being
more than sufficient to settle all
of his indebtedness here. He did not
carry any extra clothing 'with. him,
but, on the other hand, lert nis room
and contents as if he expected to return.
It is understood that he told
several of his friends a few days hefore
be left that he was going to Columbia
in a few days but would return
on the following Monday. An Investigation,
which has -been conducted
in Columbia, failed to reveal anything
in reference to the missing
w Mr. McLean aamfc to -Newberry at
A- * 4-V?yv CA^ciAn in "1 Q1 5
me opening ui uic m
from Youngstown, Ohio, accompanying
Coach Thomas, of Ohio. He graduated
from Newberry college in Juue,
191"., and was then electfed tutor in
the institution. While pursuing his
college course, McLean for several
years was secretary to Dr. J. Henry
Harms, president of the institution.
He was well-liked in Newbery, being
equally as popular in tfie city as upon
t] " college campus.
While a student at Newberry col
lege. McLean, who was familiarly
known as "Dutch," headed the list of
football and basketball stars in South
Carolina collegiate circles, and was
said. to be one of the best football
players in the South. While small of
stature, he was one of the fastest
men ever seen on a Carolina gridirou,
and had numerous offers from other
colleges in the State to join their
squad. He was at one-time assistant
coach of the Newberry team. While
in Newberry, he became affiliated
?+ Take's EDiscoDal church.
As stated, McLean came to Newberry
from Youngstown, Ohio. He
is a graduate of the Youngstown high
school and after his graduation he attended
Brown university, Providence,
R. I., for one year.
McLean is about five feet four
inches in height, and is apparently
about thirty years of age. Although
small, he has a very athletic build,
and weighs about 15-0 pounds. He is
a very nice looking young man,
dresses well and is ivery quiet and re
served in manner. His conversational
tone is very low, and he is a man of
At the time of his disappearance,
McLean was treasurer of the Athletic
association of Newberry college. All
of his accounts are in first-class condition.
The young man's family in Youngstc^wn,
Ohio, are making a diligent
J search, for him, not having heard
| anything from him since he mysterI
iously disappeared more than a
j month ago. Nothing is known of his
, whereabouts from this end of the line
! since he was seen on the train bound
I for Columbia on the night of May
! While the condition of the 70ung
man's room and his affairs in general
would indicate that he expected to rej
turn to Newberry a few days after he
j left for Columbia, the fact that he left
a list of his accounts to be paid would
FRO31 POMARIA TOWN
Mr. Bradus Long of Darlington is
visiting friends here.
Mr. J. W. Stone of iVaucluse, S. C.,
ana ivir. u. ?i. stone or 1 nomas, \*<x.
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with relatives in the community, making
the trip in their Ford.
Mr. Clyde Watson of Greenwood is
visiting his sister, Mrs. W. A. Duckworth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cromer of Newberry,
R F. D. spent the week-end
with Mr. Wilbur J. Ringer.
Mr Lupo after a pleasant visit to
the family of Mr. T. A. Epting, has
returned to his home in Columbia.
Mrs. Joe iStnith of Newberry:# spent
the first part of the week with the
family of Dr. E. -O. Hentz.
The latest news from Columbia is
that little Richard Hipp, who was so
seriously injured here last Friday by
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tee motorcycle ana oicjcie wxwa, ??
very mucli improved to the delight of
the entire community. Mr. Geo. Amick
who was also painfully .but not seriously
hurt is able to be out, but
still has a very bad bruised face.
Miss Gertrude Young has gone to
Clinton .where she -will spend a few
weeks .visiting friends.
lead one to believe that he did not intend
The disappearance or Mr. McLean
has created quite a stir not. only in
(Newiberjy, where he was well liked,
but throughout South Carolina collegiate.
athletic circles, and it is hoped
that the apprehension of his many
will ?rw\n Ho rollPVPrf hv some
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word from ilim in explanation of what
now appears to be much of a mystery.
During the vacation .last'year Mr.
McLean acted as local reporter for j
the Observer and in that way became
.the better acquainted with the people
of the city. Und made many friends
i among them.
| The following appeared in the Au!
gusta Chronicle of June 13:
There was another effort to identify
"Mr. Blank'' yesterday. "Mr. Blank,"
as is known, is the young man who
! is here and who does not know who /
Several weeks a^o Prof. Fred McLean
disappeared from Newberry college
at 'Newberry, S. C. He was of
the faculty there, his ncme being in
Youngstown, phio. Up to ..his time
there, has been no publication of the
facts of his disappearance. He was
most' popular in Xewbery, in and out
of college circles. He was prominent
in college sports, was nfcknamed
"Dutch," on the campus, and at
one time was the college coach.
Nothing has been heard rrom aiin *.
by his people in Ohio. Leaving Newberry,
he left a bani; deposit of $90,
and an earned salary of $200. Most
diligent inquiry has failed to disclose
any reason that would have caused
his peculiar departure from Carolina.
His friends have made quiet inquries
without success, and are now appeal- \
ing to the public prints in the hope
of securing news of "him. He is about
25 years of age and quite a handsome
The other night Mr. B. A. Watts,
who travels Carolina for a Detroit
house, was a"1 guest at the home of
Prof. C. F. Wertz, of the Newberry
college faculty. -Learning of the case
-VT^T aon onH hpin ic shown
O i. rivicasui iu^uvou u.uu ~
his photograph, Mr. Watts inferred
that he and/IMr. Blank" might he tho
same man. Mr. Watts had kept .up ^
with the "Mr. Blank" case through
The Chronicle, and had a picture of
that young man. Armea wiui a portrait
of Professor McLean, Mr. Watts
came to August yesterday and conferred
with "Mr. Blank " He quickly became
convinced, however, that the
professor and the man in Augusta are
different people. As a matter of factj^
"Mr. Blank" was at the lUniversity
hospital long before Profecsor McLean
t* mfltr hA nf interest to know that
"Mr. Blank" and Mr. W. E. Trowbridge
leave Thursday for Bangor,
Me. 'ttfr. Blank'' has made the statement
that, put in Bangor and given
an automobile he will be able to drive
to his home town in forty-eight hours'.
He is convinced that his hom^ is in
Ban gor, or in the vicinty of that