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B* VOLUME LIUm >TXBEB 67 jfElVBERRY, S. C? FRIDAY, ?JYLY 21, 1016. TWICE A VTEEK, ILW A YEAR.
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I Some Interestii
[ About Nei
County Superintendent Bam
t of the Condition of the Ne
ber of Districts Have
Superintendent C. P. Barre lias flnished
his annual report to the State j
superintendent of education of the I
Newberry schools. It contains a lot
vainnhip information which the
r taxpayer should read. Quite a num- J
ber of the districts have voted an ad- j
ditional tax during tlie year and several
that had no tax have been added
to the list of special tax districts.
The cash balance at the end of the
k .school year is $3,600,00, or thereabout.
That is sufficient. It is not the pur
(pose in levying a special tax to accumulate
a surplus in the hands of the
treasurer which draws no interest and
is not helping the schools. If it is
not needed for that purpose better
abolish the tax. It is different from
a banking or other business. The
money comes in each year for the expenses
of the schools.
rThe State aid the past scnooi year
was about $7,000.00. This comes from
several sources which are set out in
the report and it is all based on the
help which each district gives from
-its own sr^'-ces. In other words the!
State says it will help you if you are |
willing to 'help yourself and the principle
is a good one.
j - There was no rural supervisor prouf
vided during the past year. The
rural supervisors are great helps in
T the work of the school. They helft
| to create interest and keep the people
awake. They also encourage and
help the teachers.
fThe school terms should be longer
and the average pay of teachers
still too small.
The figures are given in such shape
[that we hope they will be readily un- |
derstood by the readers and will prove j
an impetus to greater interest es- j
pecially in the development of the rural
There are several points in Newberry
that could be developed into
either high schools in the rural dis\
tricts or into rural graded schools
Total balance July 1, 1915 $5189.68
Liess deficit July 1, 1915 $2162.84
(Net balance July 1, 1915 $3026.84
Total balance July 1, 1916... .$4666.97
Less deficit July 1, 1916 $1035.13
Net balance July 1, 1916... .$3631.82
Deficit July 1, 1915 $68.15
Balance July 1, 1916 $1423.43
From poll tax, 1915-16 $5116.00
From 3 mill tax, 1915-16 $21078.07
From dog tax, 1915-16 $1372.00
Special tax, 1915-16 $21495.48
m State Aid.
^ Prosperity $525.00
Little Mountain $455.00
M Whitmire $500.00 $1480.00
Rural Graded Schools?
| St. Luke's $300.00
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Jolly Street $300.00
Silverstreet $200.00 $1900.00 i
^ Newberry $100.00
1 McCullough 100.00
| '* Johnstone 100.00
Oct i uua xuv.uv
Big Creek 100.00
St. Pauls 81.00
*** "^xcelsi-or 100.00
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^ Dominick 93.00
^ Smyrna 100.00
rig Figures j
\ Submits His Annual Report
iwberry Schools?A Num.i
Voted Special Tax.
Belfast bO.OO $1749.00
! Night School?
! Newberry 50.00
Whitmire 50.00 $100.00
St. Luke's 20.00
St Phillins . 200.00
Little Mountain 100.00
Jolly Street 300.00
Zion 75.00 $895.00
Libraries And Improvement Prize? I
Long Lane 5.00
Mt. Pleasant 5.00
St. Phillips (prize) . 50.00 $95.00
St. Phillips $300.00
Apportionment of Income
School Fund. 379.&1 621.35
Total State (Appropriation
From Other sources.
Including Private Subscriptions?
Newberry $ 30.00 |
Long Lane 33.65
St. Luke's 56.00
St. Phillips 308.73
Mt. Pleasant 5.00 .
Little Mountain 389.35 '
Wheeland 38.11 j
Mt. 'Pilgrim 46.20
Trinity 107.50 ;
Whitmire 4141.IS '
Mollobon 20.00 ;
Beth, Eden 3.60 i
Fork 20.00 '
Zion 75.00 j
Total Revenue $69,129.59
Balance July 1, 1916 $3,631.82
Total amount paid to white male
Total amount paid to white women
teachers, $37,958.29. >
This makes a total paid to white
Total paid male negroes, $3,169.25.
Total paid negro women teachers,
Total paid negroes, $8,051.40.
Total paid both races, $54,489.94.
Total paid for furniture for white .
Total paid for fuel and incidentals !
For negro schools, fuel and inciden- j
TotaHrepairs. white, $135.61.
Under the head of rent S2yo.3l "was
spent and of this amount $270.25 for
Grounds and buildins, white,
Grounds and buildings, negro,
For libraries, $132.00.
Girls $37 1,741
Girls 821 1 $15 |
Total white enrollment.. 3,556
Town school, (negro):
i Boys 535
! Girls 621 1,156
Country school, (negro):
Girls 2,759 5,230
Total negro enrollment.. 6.386
Total enrollment for both
Out of a total enrollment of i,<4i
white children in town schools, tho
average attendance was 1,379.
Out of a total white enrollment in
country schools, of 1,815 the average
attendance was 1,247.
The average attendance of negro
schools in town was 832, in an enrollment
In the country schools, the average
attendance was 3,33*2, in an enroll- j
ment of 5.230.
Length of Term.
The average length of term for
white children in town was 172 days.
and in the country 136 days. For j
the bounty, 139 days.
For the negro schools, the average
in town is 82 days; country, 63
days; for the town, 65.
The average salary paid to white
men teachers, $565.35; to the women
teachers, $358.09; to both sexes,
The average salary paid to negro
men teachers, $226.37; to women,
$90.41; to both sexes, $118.40.
U. S. Gallman, colored supervisor,
was paid $245.00; $35,00 of said
amount coming from the County
Board Fund, and $210.00 from the
Special tax was voted during the
year in the following districts; Pros
perity, 2 mills additional; Big Creek,
2 mills additional; Central, 2 mills
original; St. Phillips, 4 mills additional;
Union, 2 mills original; Jolly
Street, 4 mills additional; St. Pauls,
2 mills additional; Tranwood, 3 m:ii3 j
original; Fork, 2 mills additional; j
'Monticello, 2 mills original; Rutherford,
2 mils additional. Bonds were
vrvtpH tr> the amount of $3500.00 in1
Prosperity School District.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NORMAL
CLOSES FRIDAY >00>
This week the Sunday School Normal
of the Lutheran church of South
Carolina has been in session in Newberry.
The sessions were in the college.
The attendance was good, but not
as full as might have been on account
or high waters. There were upwards
of 150 in attendance, representing
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a.OOUt iorty ouuuity cDuuuio 11 vm
Greenwood, Newberry, Lexington,
Richland, Saluda, Charleston, ana
Bamberg counties. All departments
of the Sunday School were represented.
Pastors, superintendents, teachers,
and scholars were here.
Every morning all gathered in the
college chapel where matins was conducted
by Dr. Jno. B. Setzler and addresses
by Rev. F. K. Roof of Leesville,
on very helpful subjects. The
several divisions of work were lectures
on Bible Study by Mrs. Herbert J
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IC. Bell of Granitevnie, me oig r>u/ i
in. Sunday School by Rev. H. A. McCullough
of Columbia, superintendent's
conference by Mr. Kenneth
Baker of Greenwood, .pastor's con-'
ference by Rev. C. A. Freed, D. D., ot j
Columbia, primary methods by Mirs. f
M. 0. J. Kreps and Theological Student
iA. H. Huffman of Eau Claire, and
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Kingdom Efficiency oy rvev. i. \j.,
Cronk, D. D., secretary of the Lay- j
men's movement. j
Tuesday evening a steropticon lecture
on the subject "The Women of
the Orient" was given by Rev. E. . I
Cronk, D. D. Wednesday evening the
Sacred Concert in the Lutheran
church of the Redeemer was enjoyed
by a large congregation.
The Normal closes Friday at noon.
Central W. E. Church, Sooth.
(Rev. P. E. Dibble, Pastor.)
Services for Sunday, July 23, j
will be as follows:
Morning service 11 a. m.; Subject
of sermon, "Tlie Church and Education."
Sunday School 5 p. m.
Union service S: 30 p. n:.. i
by the Rev. E. Fulenwider.
'"As His Custom was." let us hear j
the call of the Lord's House on his i
KESNETH KREPS ELECTED
PRINCIPAL PO 31 ARIA SCHOOL
j.H'instrel to he Staged?rt'ut Off From
Mail by Floods?Crops Injured?
KarUecue Despite Itiiin.
Pomaria, July 20.?On Tuesday
evening, July 25. at 8:30 o'clock
a negro minstrel will be given in tne
Graded* School Auditorium. Its
superior quality may be judged 'rom
.'.e urogram, wilier, followsMiss
Breaker Setzler, "Interlocutress."
1. Dixie Land, all.
2. Ebony Flats and Black Sharps.
A play in one act.
Cast of characters:
Mrs Judy Sliarpe, A respectable
widow, Ethel Seybt.
Miss SaJ. Sharpe, her daughter,
Mrs. Possumly, a neighbor, Edna
w ni. _ -a i.1. ^
Mrs. snacow, anouier. neiguuw,
Mrs. Darke, a third neighbor,
Ghost, an unfortunate, Vera Kinard.
3. Songs and minstrels.
My Old Kentucky Home.
'"Can't yo' Heah me callin' Caroline,"
soli and chorus. *
"The Old Family Tooth Brush," :
Buffalo Gals', solo and chorus.
. The Old Folks at Home. '
Way Down Yonder in the Corn
4. 'VMts. Black's Pink Tea:"
A play in one act.
Cast of characters:
Mrs. Black, "short" on culture but
"long" on mistakes, Eloise Hipp.
Pansy Black, her daughter, Vera
Mrs. Wihite, Ethel Seybt.
Mrs. Blue, Lucy Koon.
Mrs. Red, (Willie Livingston.
Mrs. Pink, Marion Setzler.
Mrs. Green, Edna Koon.
Saratoga Washington, a maid,
Mrs. Lincoln, a washerwoman,
5. "Good Night Ladies."
Admission will be 10 and 20 cents. \
The rain here as elsewhere nas!
played havoc with the crops. The^
corn has bowed until it now parallels
the surface of the earth, and in
places it is beaten and twisted beyond
recovery. Even King cotton has
not escaDed. The big boll has been
shanghaied so that it would be diffi- j
cult for "Slim Jim" to pass through. |
But not so with the grass, it has
flourished with the rains and now de- '
mands room to live at the expense of
more profitable produce.
It seems that the experience of
1908 will again be repeated as to our
mail, shifting engines pass through, |
but no mail do they bring. And werej
it not for the generosity of a few citi- ,
zens who occasionally motor to prosperity
and bring what mail they can
find, we would be as it were, marooned
on a wee small island. But we
hope that in the near future it will be
remembered that we are on the map. Mr
rip-nrcrp Rerlev. who srraduat-!
ed at Clemson college in 1915, and has j
since been working for his alma ma-1
ter. has gone to Salt Lake City to begin
work as an electrical engineer.
The Xewberry Conference will meet
here 2S-30 of July, and every effori.
is being made by the Lutheran church
to get a new light plant installed by
then. It is to be hoped that the project
Mr. Kenneth Kreps of Columbia has
been chosen as superintendent of the
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Softool for tne ensuing year, vmlu mios
Ethel Seybt as assistant. Mr. Kreps
finished at Newberry college this
year, and comes with high recommendation.
Miss Seybt has had two
years of experience teaching in a
school in the lower part of the State.
With these as leaders we expect a
very successful session the coming
Despite the inclemency of the
weather upon last Saturday, there
was a barbecue at St. Pauls. iVery
few* people conld brave the tempest
to enjoy the delightful dinner, but alt
the meat was sold, and quite a nice
little sum was netted as a result of
the cue. Lieut. Gov. A. X Bethea,
made the only address of the occasion
the other speaker being unable to be
present on account of illness.
The old Holloway house, the present
home of Mr. B. M. Setzler, bas
been purchased by Mr. L. IAi Shealy.
Mr. Setzler will leave for Iva the first
of the year to go into business.
Mr. Berly Bendenbaugh has gon2
upon a fisning trip near jjenmarK. we
hope the trout will be travelling and
not avoid Mr. Bedenbaugh's hook.
i.Mts. C. T. Wooten of Charlotte, N.
C? is visiting relatives here.
Mr. Howe Ligon spent Sunday with
his sister. Mrs. B. 'M. Setzler.
Mrs. E. S^Sheely and little son,
Ernest, Jr., have returned home from
a visit to Columbia.
Miss Anna Koon, accompanied by
Miss Lottye Lee Halface, is spending
her vacation with Miss Mary Setzler
Several would be mountain trips
have been knocked up by the rains
and floods, we are very sorry.
Finest Xnsle and Service at The
dewberry Opera Honse.
Numbers of persons are saying that
the music as now rendered at the
Tirtjico i<a ijlnnp -crnrtJi the r>rice i
of admission. Some of the pieces
played by the new and costly instrument
are the sweetest ever heard in
Newberry and many persons go to
bear the music, which they thorough-'
iy enjoy. It is a treat to go to the
Opera House, where it is cool and
pleasant, the place being well ventilated
and kept in good sanitary condition.
Manager Henry B. Weils spares
no pains or expense in looking to the
comfort and pleasure of his patrons.
Ice water is always at the door durI
ing each performance, with individservice
is excellent and well carried
through, the help being of the best.
Tuesday night was one of the most
enjoyable occasions of the season.
The music wras grand and inspiring,
the electric breezes were delightful,
and the play of "Sudden Riches" was
one of the best Deductions seen here
in some time. 'Wells gets good pictures
and the great music is there all
the time now, with new rolls being
constantly added. Lovers of music
are enjoying a feast at the Newberry
County Sunday School iConyention.
To the Pastors, Superintendents
and Officers of the Sunday Schools of
The Newberry County Sunday
School convention will be held in
Lebanon Methodist church August 8-9,
Each school is entitled to one delegate
for every ten pupils, besides the
pastor and superintendent who are
members ex of&cio.
We urge the township chairmen to
see that a full delegation from every
school is elected; that reports are
sent in; we also urge that each
school shall contribute towards the
Qt-a+o and that each delegation
be authorized to name some specific- J
amount that each, school will pledge
for the next year for the work.
Let every one appointed to tako1
part in the convention be on hand
promptly and do the work assigned.
Professor R. D. Webb, the State
Secretary, and Miss Agnes Ravenei,
superintendent of the elementary department,
both are expected to be
present during the convention, and
we hope to make a good showing to
these State officers, and we can do s</
if everv one will do his or her part I
fully and promptly.
Note the program in next Tuesdays
county papers?file it away for Tiandy I
J. B. O'Neair Holloway, j
Jas. F. Bpting, j
A Trip to the CapitoL
Misses Eunice Halfacre and Thelma
Wilson, take this method of expressing
thanks to Mr. E. L. Strauss,
for a trip with him down to the Capi-'
tal on Monday last.
A peep at the high waters, some,
theatrical scenes while in the;
city, and a short stop with Mrs. Jim-!
mie Epos, formerly of this county,
was very much enjoyed hv them.
; CHILDREN'S DAY NEXT
SUNDAY AT TRINITY
There will be Children's Day exercises
at Trinity church next Sunday,
July 23, beginning promptly at 11
o'clock. The public is. cordially in'
vited to come. \
| Processional?The Day of all the
Prayer by Pastor.
Greeting?"The King's Garden" by
Recitation?"Butterfly Flowers" by
Tiie Forget-me-not by Umal Suber.
Cradle Roll service.
Story?"The Coming of the King**
by Miss Mattie Lee Bishop.
Recitation?"Every Body's Business"
by Thompson Pitts, Jr.
/ Song?"We're Loyal to our Sunday
Recitation?By Bernice Pitts.
Children's Day Chain?by ten
Recitation?"God Will Understand'
by Cora Lee Hendrix.
"Helpers in the Garden"?by boys
Recitation?"Frobel's Lily'' by Miss
Mattie Lee Bishop.
Kecitatlon?"weeas ana ifeeus 'i oj
Solo?^Mother Hearts In the Garden"
by Miss Majorie Martin.
Recitation?by Simeon Longshore.
Drill?"The Flower Bud" by group
Song?"Shining for Jesus" by children.
Recitation?"No Children's Dayv by
Miss Mazie Pitts.
Offering Speech: by Miss Lola Heni
The Newberry Conference of the
South Carolina Lutheran Synod will
meet (D. V.) ^at Pomaria Lutheran
"church, Rev S. C. Ballentine pastor,
July 28-30, 1916. The program follows:
1 A A "\f ^ AT'Af i nr?o 7 aTAf
rnuay iu a. i?i.f uc? uluju&i
cises; formal opening of Conference,
enrolling delegates; business.
11 A. M., conferential sermon by
Rev. J. J. Long, President of Conference
followed by the Holy Communion.
1:30 P. M.t devotional exercises.
Topic (1) "Efficiency in Church
IWbrk," Rev. E. W. Leslie, Prof. S. J.
Derrick, and W. 3. Shealy. Topic
(2) "Cathechisation, Revs. L. P. Boland
and S. P. Koon and Prof. E. 0.
8 P. >!'., divine services, sermon by.
Rev. E. Fulenwider.
Saturday 10 tAi M., devotional exercises;
business. Topic (3) "The
Sacraments" Rev. J. B. Harman ana
B. W. Cronk and Dr. J. S. Wheeler.
11 A. 'M., divine services, sermon
Rev. A. J. Bowers, D. D. Noon recess.
. 1:30 P. M., devotional exercises;
business. Topic (4) "Efficiency in
Sunnday School Work," Revs. E. Pulenwider
and Z. W. Bedenbaugh and
Prof. J. B. O'Neall Holloway. Topic
(5) "Christian Education," Rev. S. C.
Ballentine and Prof. E. B. Setzler.
8 P. M., divine services, sermon bj
Rev. J. H. Harms, D. D-.
Sunday 11 A. M., divine services,
sermon by Rev. P. E. Monroe, President
of the South Carolina Synod.
If any one on the program finds
that he cannot be present to do the
work assigned him, he will pleage
notify the secretary of Conference,
Rev. J. B. Harman, Prosperity, 3. C.
READ IN EVERY NOOK
AND CORNER OF THE EARTH
I To prove that The Herald and News
| is read in e^Trv nook and corner of
i the earth, witness the following from
j the Journal American Medical Asso|
ciation published in Chicago:
Not Knocking Anybody,
Mr. Ike Timmerman, ^vho got hf<*
i nrm broken some time ago, went to
| Columbia one day last week to "have it
i broken over and reset. The arm car
penter who first set it did a bum job,
hence Mr. Timmerman's present
trouble and suffering.?-Newberry,
(3. C.) Herald ?NTews.