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TOLOtE nn., MSBtis 84 3TEWBERBY, S. C? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBTE 19, 1916. TWICE A WEEK, $U8 A YEAS.
r PROSPERITY HIGH SCHOOL |
HAtS FI>> OPENING
Prosperity, Sept. 18.?'i ^"'rosperi
ity High, school held theii ^ ening
exercises in the Town H'all, ^ day
B morning on account, of the inco. ^ x
tion of the scliool building. The ^
? in 2 _ i
erases openea wun music uy -net <
dames Brown and Quattlebaum.
BbhScripture reading by Rev. Mrj HarIman.
Next Supt. I Wheeler introduced
; (the speiakers, Reverends Whjie,
i , BShealy and Harmon. Dr. Hunter ^pd
0?r. T. M. Mills, also made short and
appropriate talks in behalf of the
school. The enrollment of the school
? *- * -kAfAHA +.1l
f-IS liirgfr uutu c?ci
counties being represented?Newberry,
(Saluda and Lexington.
Superintendent Wheeler, Misses
Annie Lee Langford and Sudie Dennis
have charge of the High school.!
The graded school will- be taught by i
1 Misses Ethel Counts ana cuara crown.;
The primary department will be in
charge of l\Trs. M. C. Morris and Mite
I>iza Bell Curlee.
Miss Charlotte Brown' of Abbeville
is spending a few days with Miss
Clemson boys who leave this
-week are: Messrs . Henry ^uattle^
baum, Leslie Singley, Elmer Long,
George Wise, Joe Hunter, Carrol
Mills and Hunter Fellers.
The Winthrop girls, Misses Susie;
r SutoTi CVniqttlfthaum.
My a3U5ie ijauglViu, uuouu ,
V Ru'by "Wheeler, Mary DeWalt Hunter,!
Miss Fellers, Grace. Sease, Caroj
r ffifycfee, Katie Mae iNance, Hattie;
K "Wise, Helen Wheeler, and Corrie i
Long leave Tuesday to fesume their
V SCHOOL TRUSTEES HOLD
| ISTEBESTDfG JfEETISG
r The meeting of the school trustees
in the court house on Saturday"-was
(fairly well attended. Superintendent
Swearingen was present and talked
of school conditions in Newberry
county. Prof. S. J. Derrick made an
address to the trustees, and several
of those present in answer to questions
from Mr. Swearingen told oi
conditions in their districts.
Prof. Derrick emphasized the importance
of the office of trustee and
S3id the trustees should magnify
I their office and realize tne lmponauvs
He said he believed that the school
tax should be a State tax so that we
might get rid of this little fight for
cotton mills and railroads in the districts
and that in this way every child
Iin the State would have the same opportunity
of every other child so far
as their school tax is concerned.
sMr. Swearingen conducted a sort of
examination as to the various high
schools and rural graded schools in
the county and asked a number of
-mi-ootiriTiR r>f the trustees present.
He said he understood from the recent
high school law that the Newberry
schools would get $700 from
this fund if they were made free to all
the children in the county and took
advantage of the terms of the new
law. Answering for the board of
trustees of the Newherry scnooi j*ir.
McSwain said that the special law
F creating the Newberry district required
the trustees to charge tuition fori
Jf all children not residents of the dls*
-t 1 from I
r trict. If the nign suuuui 1UUU v? ,
j the State was sufficient to cover the
L tuition charges it could be applied to I
| that fund. Otherwise the trustees i
k under the law would be forced to
W charge tuition for all children not ]
m residents of the district.
I Mr. C. P. Barre explained the varir
New fall goods are 011} display in
every department "but especially
strong is his millinery department
this season. His miliner is from th<*
fashion centres and is an expert in her
line and will take pleasure in showing
the ladies the latest in head gear
fitting them out with the
!auu iu uv?.?0
newest and best in hats. In fact his
stock is replete in every line and he
will take pleasure iit having the
buying puttie look over the line for
? ie is sure that a look means a
THE IDLER. <?
rin1 ' *A 'v- ~ ^ *V? ? .A WflCOOffO f liof
l iie tMiitur seuub nit; <x mui
several of his valued and appreciated
subscribers say they will stop the
? \per if he does not induce me to write
^ome more. Now, I would regret tc
see the old Herald and News stop
and yet I do not see what I can sa>
or do that will De wortn wnne, dui
there is something in my make up that
j rather tickles my fancy?is that the
: proper word, or what I want to say'
j ?well, anyhow I mean that it na.ther
' pleases me when some one, it matters
! not much to me who it is, says that
he is pleased to read what I write, and
*x Ay TDArO f r\ TYl^ilrp
I IT. XI d 3 IIIUU1.CU 1X1C UUVt iuutv vv UA? some
observations for the delectation
?now that's a fine vrord and sounds
good?well, I started to sxjy for the
amusement of the readers of The
Herald and News. Of course, I am
a good writer and have ideas and am
not afraid to say what 1 think, because
I have no 13xe to grind and am
not seeking any office, and if I keep in
my right mind will never seek an
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omce, because me pevpie uoci
of the fitness of things when they go
to vote, that Is, the fitness of the man
for the job. That is the last consideration,
if considered at all. But as
I was saying, I am a good writer and
I know it, (and I believe I could make
a success out of writing if I just
could get my consent to give my entire
time to the job. But then I never
was much of a person to make
promises. I would rather be judged
on my performances, iftit my observation
is that the people would rather
have a person on promises than on
a record of service rendered. But
all this has nothing to do with what
I want to write about. So here goes.
I have been- watching the political
game all summer in this county and in
this State with a great deal of nterest
and some amusement. It is an amusing
game. Of course, I had my pre
ferences in some of the races, and
would have been glad to have seeD
some other results, while sime of the
results please me immensely. I
learned long ago to adopt the phillosophy,
especialy in politics and in
a good many other things, that what
? 4" voot s\-r if wrvnldn't be. I
I ever IB -is ucqi< *w ......
remember to have read a little couplet
or a little verse or whatever you
please to call it, written by Frank
Stanton in the lAitlanta Constitution,
which runs something like this:
"It ain't no use to grumble and
It's just as cheap and easy to
If the Lord takes a notion to send
IWhy, Rain's my choice.*'
Now, that's good philosophy, and if
the people take a notion to send me
some one that wasn't my choice, why
I am not going to grumble and complain,
because the people have a
rigkt to say what they want, and l
take it for granted that they got
what they vanted. And it all suits
me. -So let's all of us get together
and make some hog and hominy and
a little more cotton, and especially a
little more cotton seed, and in fact if
some one will just invent a cottonless
cotton with all seed at the present
i prices we can make some monsj
| growing it. I am tan optimist, tliat's
the reason I have lived to such a ripe
i old age and can go "back so far in
memory and eat so much and sleep
so well. Did you ever read that little
Doem, "The Land of Beginning
Again." Let me quote you twc
"For what had "been 'hardest we'c
know had been best,
And what bad seemed lost would b?
j For there isn't a sting that will no!
When we've faced it and laughed ii
i And I think that the laughter is moe
what we're after
In the Land of Beginning Agisin.
"So T wish that there were som<
Called the Land of Beginning Again
| Where all our mistakes and all our'
And all our pcor, selfish grief
Could be dropped, like a shabby old
| coat, at the door,
And never put on iagam."
, Let us drop our mistakes and our
, heartaches and our selfish griefs and
, laugh them away. In that land?
r "We would find alL the things we
intended to do
But forgot, and remembered too late,
Little praises unspoken, little
And all the thousand tand one
Little duties neglected that might
' i nave jfci icv^u
[! The day for one less fortunate."
L So, my friends, if things didn't go
1 to suit you, why laugh them away. If
! there is a sting anywhere let it take
! wings and fly away. That's a good
rule not only in politics but in everything
else. If some one dosen't treat
you right, so long as you have done
L your duty, that other one is the one
j who will suffer, not you. That is as
I true as the everlasting gospel, .tie
j may not let you know it, but he will
1 suffer all the same.
Now there are a lot of things that
I want to write and I am going to
write them, but I have taken up so
much space in the introduction or in
making mv bow that I must stop for
SEGRO BABY FOUND DEAD
LEGS THROUGH UPRIGHTS!
Coroner F. 1MI Lindsay was notified
that a negro baby had been found
dea-d in bed Thursday evening at a
I house on Mr. Adam Monts' place in
No. 9 township. The coroner went
to the place Friday morning and
made an investigation. Finding that
' it was clearly an accident he had no
jury in the case, as the child came to
its death by being strangled on an
iron bedstead. The one witness
' sworn was Alonzo Hiller, the father
of the child. His testimony was that
he and his wife had gone from the
house Thursday morning about an
1 hour, and had left the baby lying on
the bed. When they came back,
about sunset, his wife went to the bed
where she had left the baby and
found it dead, with its neck and
' body resting against the uprights at
' the head of the bed and its legs hang
' ' - *1- - mu _
ing tflrougn tne upnguxs. me uunu,
Wille Rufus Hiller, was seven months
ORPHANAGE WORK DAY
Attention once more is called to the
Orphanage IWbrk Day that ha3 been
announced for September 30 next
Appeals have gone out from the varii
1 ous institutions to Sunday school superintendents
and all others who are
! likely to be interested in the project.
Emphasis might be given to the fact
that Sunday school and church peo'
pie are not the) only ones who could
take part in sifch ia deserving work.
: The destitute /and heirless orphan
should appeal to erery individual
within our Qrate. Contributions miv
be sent to pny/fnstitution that one
may prefer. certainly looks as if
otv,. noroAn miVht sfford to give one
| aaj ?jvu v.? ? w
day out of the year -as Labor Day for
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the orphan cmmren aim wuuwuis
the results of the day, or the income
1 of the day, to their care and training.
1 It is to he hoped that thousands and
L thousands of our people will co-oper1
ate in the Work Day effort.
: 1 Quarterly JTeetincr.
The Quarterly meeting of the New
j berry circuit will toe held Tuesday
I i week, [September 26, at Trinity church.
Preaching will be at 11 o'clock 'by
) the presiding elder, Rev. W. I. Herbert.
The business session will be in tne
t afternoon. All officers are requested
to tie present and &s many members
I as can attend.
W. R~ BouKmgai, pastor.
Mr. H. (N. Taylor returned from the
Columbia hospital Monday after a
visit there to his father, Mr. N. E.
3; ^aylor, who, his fr* **. oe glad
to know, is im-pr" ' i-is recent
, severe arcid^r:'
1 / AUSPICIOUS
LITTLE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
It was the pleasure of the editor to
attend the opening of the Little Mountain
high school on Monday. It was
a fine opening and an inspiration to
be there and see the school spirit that
was manifest and the enthusiasm Df
the people and of course the chilihen
and teachers. There is a fine school
spirit in this community and it has
been there for a long time and it
This is largely' a white community
and it is a fact that \e teachers fciave
very little trouble in the matter of
discipline. And Mr. Swearingen says
it is one of the best schools in the
State and stands high.
The same teachers are in charge
this year that were there last year,
with the exception of the music teacher,
Miss Mayme Swittenberg is principal
with Misses Annie Mae Gentry,
Eunice Long, Ernestine^ Wicker,
ETberta Sease assistants. The music
department will be in charge of Miss j
Catherine Garlington and Miss Willie
Mae Wise will teach domestic science.
There wp.s an increase in the enrollment
in the high school of 25
pupils the first day. Many of them
are coming in from the adjoining district
and a.large number from Lex'-rr'UJnv.
Mimtv arlimns t;hf> dig- '
lligLVH r> luwx vv/uukj v-...u
The trustees have decided to run
the school nine months the present
session. The trustees composed of
Mr. A. k Boland, IM!r. J. B. Derrick
and Mr, W. A. Counts have always'
taken an ia biding interest in the
I c^Ti/wi and the success of the school |
is due iji large measure to their ac- j
tive work and cooperation "with, the
teachers and patrons. The people
have been loyal* to the school and in
their sup-po4rt of the teachers.
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The total enrollment this year will
go beyond 200 and there will he the
largest tenth grade in the history of
! At the opening on Monday State
iS'uperintendent Swearingen was present
and made an inspiring address to
those present. Addresses were also
made by Rev.? J. J. Long, County
Superintendent C. P. Barre and E. H.
From the -attendance at the open*
i tVlO hllQinARS
lllg It W UU1U accui uiai,
men of the town lad closed their
places of business to go out and give
their encouragement to the sohool.
The auditorium was well filled. The
interest was manifest.
POPULAR POLICEMAN MARRIES
PRETTY GIRL BRIDE
City Officer George H; Connelly
took his brother officers and all his
friends by surprise Sunday evening
at 7 o'clock by going to the parsonage
of Central Methodist church with
v'ola Parketon and having Rev.
F. E. Dibble perform the marriage
ceremony for him and his bride-elect.
Beth of the contracting parties are
from West End. The bride is an at
tractive young lady and the groom is i
a.-popular member of the police force
of the city, whose friends are congratulating
him on his success and wishing
for him iand his fair "bride ail the
happiness possible, "with abundant
?trriA/j ItipV Thev are
piuain;iiij( auu (juvu ?. ?
"at home" to their friends at the
residence of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Irene Smith, on O'Neall street.
That school bell sounded "powerful"
good yesterday morning.
There is a chance for you, reader,
to get n $150 grafanola free. All you
have to do is to go to the artistic
studio of O. and T. *2. Salter, up town,
and have some work done in their line.
For every fifty cents you spend there
you will get a chance free. You are
not out anything^ as you get the
worth of your' money, "but you are in
something, as you have a chancc to
get a fine grafianola for nothing. This
is not a raffling scheme; it is a business
transaction, and a good idea.
The instrument is at (Wl W. Farrow's
barber s^iop, and Mr. Farrow or either
of his accomodating assistants will
'ake pleasure in putting on ai^s?
musical airs?while you have a shave,
-Hne or shampoo, haircut or any
Miing: else to be "had in a fir~t cTaRS
Mm ?? ?DR.
MORSE TALKS ON"
In accordance with a public announcement
the people of the town
assembled iat tfre opera house on
Monday morning together with the
children of the schools of the town
take on some enthusiasm for the betterment
of the schools. Dr. Kinard is
trying to get the people and the pa
rents at the opening of the school
year to cooperate and encourage the
children by taking an interest in the
schools. With that in view he called
a public meeting for Monday tand invited
Dr. Josiah IM'orse of the University
to come to Newberry and talk
on the community spirit. That is
what the people of Newberry need tb
Kc told jihniit. Thfiv are not verv
familiar with the subject and it "Will
take several talks to get them to understand
it thoroughly and then a
few more to get them fully aroused. |
vVell, Dr. Morse made his talk and
then Mayor Wright made a talk and
then~-"Editor Wallace maae a/ iaiK
Trustee lVIcSwain made a talk apd tall
this was preceded by prayer by Dr.
Dibble and then Dr. Kinard told what
he would like to have the people do.
It is all well and The Herald and
Maws .hnnes that the people got the
inspiration and thut the meeting
means well for the schools of the
city. We have a fine* system and
good teachers and good children and
they should have the cooperation and
encouragement of the people in the
great work they are doing f.or the
community in the education of the
The total enrollment Monday in the
white schools of the city was 753 and 1
in the high school 102.
Dr. Kinard is an educator of large i
experience ana win Keep our s^uu^o
wel up in the front rank and he'
should have the sympathy and hearty
support of the entire community and :
we have no doubt but that he will'
have that support.
A Fine Address.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer addressed a fine
congregation at the Church of the i
Redeemer Sunday night on the tem
perance question. The various other
denominations of the city united with
the Lutherans in this special service.
To say that Dr. Cromer handled his,
subject in a forceful and striking |
manner would impart no knowledge to
those who were not present to hear |
for themselves the table address, i
Those fortunately present enjoyed the |
treat and -were clad of the opportunity, j
Dr. Cromer knocked the props from
under the men who argue that it is
good to take a little wine for the
stomach's sake, or the stomach's ache.
The temperance cause was greatly
helped by the address and the Ladies
*? *- -VoTT/i cmflR^MATit
ot tne union iicie OUUAVAVmw grounds
for the success of their
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work in tms directum, ?*? ?en ?,?
the ladies for the success of their
in another direction.
The reporter doesn't attempt a
synopsis of Dr. Cromer's address for
the same reason that he doesn't buy
Mr. and IMts. T. B. Wicker and Mr.
? J "* * ? TX/Ti<-?lror tvprp 0_211 i
I'JIIU iVll S, Liamci tt ivuvi .. ^
to Greenwood county Monday morn- j
ing on account of the sudden death}
Sunday night of Mr. George Cromer,
the father of the Mesdames Wicker.
Mrs. A. W. Davis and little daughter
and son, Aliene and Robert, of Colum-;
bii, who have been on a pleasant visia
to relatives in Newberry, their for-j
mer home town, returned to their (
iiome Sunday afternoon. Mr. Davis \
and the other two children, Rudolph |
and Albert, came up Sunday on aj
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short visit ana reiu I liCU VY i l,J_l I.UVU1. j
Their friends and relatives were all i
glad to see them.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Johnson, Miss
Rosa Amfck and Mr. Julius Boozer j
motored to Y7hitL..re last Friday I
evening, the occasion being an entertainment
ir> tbe town that night, at
the school auditorium; (Mrs. jonnson
conducting the reading tfhile Prof. C.
B. Hanna had cnarge 01 ujc muBiwi
I -lepartment of tlie entertainment
7rom what th-^ reporter, who was not
->^osent. knows of the promoters !he is
mv fhp iiffair was of the
I t heft order.
NEWBERRY COLLEGE OPENS
| College boys and girls are coming
j in on every train. Examinations are
, in progress at noiiana Jtiaii^ ior enI
trance and promotion. By Thursday
I morning verything Will be ready for
! a big opening of another session.
All people pf the town are invited
i to me iormai opening exercises
, Thursday morning tat 8:45 in Holland
j Hali. T3ie Rev. M. J'. Epting, D. D.,
: of Savannah, Ga., will make a brief
| address followed toy the greetings of
; pastors of the town and other guest?,
i The standing committee of the board
j will attend in a body.
I All t.hfi -nrofpssors have rAfriirnpd to
! the campus and tall are keen to begia
I the schedule. Prospects are very
j encouraging for a ha^py and succese|
! Mrs. A. C. Haltiwanger has arrived
j at the boarding hall, to make things
ready for the stu<fcfcts. The first meal
! will be strved Tuesday evening at
\& COTTOX MARKET.
l<? Cotton 15c
/i", a?s kam 1ki? A
v v/Vtwii accu, yvi jjul ^
|<S> Cotton seed, per bu 75c
<? 'Cotton 15.30
uotton seea, per du eve v
<$> Little Xonntain.
<S> Cotton 15c ^
<?> Cotton seed, per bu 75c
<? Cotton v 15c
<?> Cotton seed, per bu 70c
3> Cotton 15.25 *
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 75c
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 75c
<S> Cotton seed, per bu 4c
Look on page two for iteins^ intended
for last Friday's paper.
The fire Sunday morning 'between 8
and 9 o'clock was at Mr. W. H. Eddy's
| home. A few shingles were burned.
The W. C. T. U will hold its regular
! meeting Tuesday afternoon at) five
o'clock with Mrs. }V:&ry Wright.
A beautiful rain fell last Thursday
nieh.t uromising: a 'bountiful harvest
of turnips, etc.
When The Herald and News printed
the poem on "Hell" it started something?started
the poem on its rounds.
Anderson Mail wants to know if the
r\f Uro i c. named
llUO>t/OUU V/i. MXW, vwvww
Ringling Brothers' circus T/ill enter
South Carolina again in October, tfce
beauty month of the year, and the
good old circus time.
' "The iSummer Girl" is to be exhibit
ed at the Opera House next ruesaay,
played by Mollie King with Arthur
' Those who go to the Opena House today
will see into "A Woman's Way"
as shown by Ethel Clayton and
Mr. F. W. Higgins failed of election
as clerk of court, but he has been
elected to the high office of grandfather.
Rev. J. C. Smith will commence a
Pentecostal Holiness meeting Thurs
day night, September 21f 1916, under
*a tent over at High Point, at the same
place where it was held .once before.
Judge of Probate Claude C. Schum|
pert on (Saturday married a colore*
couple in his office, both from the
' Silverstreet section, Lindsey Counts
i and Carrie Abney.
! It does not matter whether your
j favorites won or lost in the recent
[ election, you will still have to work
tor your living and p?.y taxes as you
i have always done.?Anderson Mail.
! Times in Newberry started out all
right yesterday morning, with the cool
early fall weather, the girls and boys
I going to school, and the other good
i blessings we all enjoy,