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GRADED SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
Wiy Present Board "Has Not Or
dered And Can Not Order"
To the Citizens of the Newberry
School District: Acting under in
structions of the board of trustees of
this school district, we herewith pub
lish for the information of the citi
.zens oi this district the opinior -,& F.
L. Bynum, Esq., and U. X. Gunter. Jr.,
attorney general, as explanatory of
the legal position the board finds it
self in and the reason why this board
'has not ordered and can not order the
-election provided for in the amending
act of the school law passed at the re
cent session of the legislature.
Newberry. S. C.. March 10, 1905.
'1r. Alan Johnstone. Chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the New
berry School District, Newberry, S.
C.--Dear Sir: Replying to your in
qtury as to whether your board of
t.ru-tees created by and organized un
der the Act incorporating your school
district, approved December 23d,
.8S9, is vested with any powers and
charged with any duties in connec
tion with holding the election for the
election of the board of trustees
,created by the amending Act of the
i8th of February, 1905, I beg to say
I am of the opinion that your board
is vested with no powers and charg
-ed with no duties in connection with
the holding of said election.
Frank L. Bynum,
Attorney at Law.
Office of the -
C3lumbia, S. C.
March 10, 1905.
Mr.. Alan Johnstone. Chairman
Board of Trustees Newberry :hool
District, Newberry, S. C.-Dear Sir:
Answering your equest through Mr.
Bynum to be advised by the attorney
general whether the board of trustees
created and organized under the Act
of 1889 is vested with any powers and
charged with any dutes in connection
with holding the election for the elec
tion of a board of trustees created by
the Act of February 18. 1905, I beg to
say that in my opinion the board of
trustees created by the original Act
of 1889 are not charged with the su
pervision of the election of the new
board directed to be elected by the
Act of 1905, and have nothing to do
writh regard thereto.
W. H. Townsend,
Assistant Attorney General.
Office of the
Columbia, S. C.
March 10, 1905
Mr. Alan Johnstone, Chairman
Board Trustees Newbery School Dis
trict, Newberry, S. C.-Dear Sir:
-Answvering your inquiry submitted
through Mr. Bynum to the attorney
general for advice as to what is the
.effect of the amendment made by the
Act of 1905 to Section 3 of the Act
creating Newberry school district up
on the terms of office and powers of
the present board of trustees greated
under the Act of 1889, 1 beg to say
that the board of trustees, to be elect
.ed under Section 3 as amended by the
Act of 1905, will be legal successors
in office of the present board created
by the Act of 1889, and until such new
board is elected and qualified imder
the provisions of the Act of 1905, the
prese,t board of trustees will con
tinue in office and be charged with
the performance of all duties imposed
"90on such trustees by law.
W. H. Townsend,
Assistant Attorney General.
* Alan Johnstone, Chairman,
F. N. Martin, Secretary.
SENATOR BLEASE'S OPINION.
He Disagrees With Assistant Attor
ney General Townsend in Re
gard to School Act.
Senator Cole. L. Blease, as chair
man of the Newberry delegation, was
hown, upon his return from Sumter
yesterday afternoon, the opinion of
Assistant Attorney General
Townsend, published in anoth
r column, in regard to t-he
act. passed by the recent legisla
ture, amending the law governing the
Newberry city schools. Asked for a
statciment in regard to the matter. as
senator frim this county. Mr. Blease
"I am clearly of the opinion that
the assistant attorney general is
wrong in the opinion which he gives,
because sections 3 and 4 of the origi
nal act were stricken out and two en
tirelv new sections inserted. Besides
this, the repealing clause of the act of
1905 certainly repeals all acts passed
before that time inconsistent with
this act. The present board of trus
tees go out of office on the first of
June, and unless there is an
election there will be no le
gal board of trustees after that date.
".I do not suppose that the assistant
torney general intended by this de
cision to hold that a man can hold
two life positions at one and the
same time. under o, present consti
"However, perscnally I am not in
terested, except for the best interests
of the school, as I have no children
in the school at the present time."
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrans and Those Who
Miss Hortense Long, of Columbia,
spent Wednesday afternoon in New
berry with Mrs. IE. H. Aull.
Miss Ruth Wells is at home from
Opeleika, Ala., where she has taught
school during the past several ses
Senator Cole. L. Blease returned
yesterday from Sumter, where he at
tended the meeting of the dispensary
investigating committee, held on
Mr. A. H. Booth. clerk of the dis
pensary investigating committee, re
turned yesterday from Sumter, where
he attended a meeting of the commit
tee on Wednesday night.
Miss Lizzie Griffin returned to the
home of Ir. Orlando Sheppard, her
brother-in-law, last Sunday after a
delightful trip to Washington to visit
the inauguarai exercises of our presi
dent. Mr. Roosevelt. She had a grand
time and we welcome her back as she
talks well and is always good com
pany. The inaugural is an awfully
glittering hill of glory that often
leads to lhe bullet of a Guiteau. But
we do not hope that such a fate may
await any more of our presidents or
kings. "Uneasy rests the head that
wears a crown."-Edgefield corres
pondent Johnston News.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The old fire engine, which has re
cently undergone extensive repairs,
wvas successfully tested yesterday af
The Library association will meet
at the library rooms on Monday af
ternooni at 5 o'clock. Business of
importance is to be considered, andi
all members are urged to attend.
Hon. R. I. Manning is home from
Nedbrry where he addressed the
Cotton Growers association. Mr.
Manning says he found the planters
in that section to be most earnest in
their endeavors to carry out the ob
jct of the movement. He inquired
to what extent reduction was being
made and found out that the 25 per
cn:. agreement was being carried
ot very generally. There are in
sni sections a great many farmers
who have already diversified their
rops and have cut down cotton pro
dction to the lowest figure, raing
nearly all their supplies.-Sumter
A Year in Japan.
The last number in the Newberry
college lyceum course will be a lec
ture on Friday, March 24, at 8.30 p. m.
in Holland hall, by Dr. Jas. A. B.
Sheer, on the subject, "A Year in
The lecture will be illustrated by 85
pitures, mostly by native artists,
many of them hand-colored. Two
series are of special interest--one of
16 pictures devoted to children, the
other of 20 showing scenes from the
present Russo-Japanese war, includ
ing maps, portraits of the leading
generals, the colored battle-flag, etc.
Members ol the lyceum will be ad
mitted upon their lyceum tickets.
The general admission will be 50
cets. Tickets on sale at Gilder,
eers and-Tunter's drug store.
Col. E. S. Keiee Tells How He Has
Made Money on Fifty
Col. Ellison S. Keitt, of Enoree,
this county, who was in Newberryl
yesterday, is one of the most promi-I
nent planters of the county. He has
grown fifty-two crops on his Enoree
plantation. and has made money on
every crop. When asked how he
managed to make money during some
of these years, when a majority of the
farmers were having a hard time to
make ends meet, Col. Keitt said:
"Every farmer, when the proper
time comes, should sow wheat, rye.
oats and barley ample for the farm
and to give some to spare. When the
grains are taken off the fields sow
one bushel of peas to each acre.
When the peas are in bloom mow
them down and cure and house them.
There is no better feed during the en
tire winter for all stock. 'When the
time come for planting corn plant an
ample acreage for home consumption,
and some to spare. April is the best
month in which to plant corn to make
a sure crop.
"After making an ample supply of
provisions for the farm plant all the
cotton you can, make every pound
you can and sell it for all you can get.
"Every farmer should have -hogs,
cattle and sheep to raise the meat for
the farm. Every farmer should have
one or two brood mares to raise all
his horses and mules. I had a broth
er who, from one mare, raised eight
fine mules in nine years. He did not
miss but one year. Sherman, when
he went through that part of the
state, stole them all.
"I have made in the county of New
berry, on the same plantation, fifty
two crops and sold them and made
money every year.
"Never let a cotton seed go off the
plantation. They should all be crush
ed and mixed with acid phosphate,
and if any of the lands rust, add
"If every farmer woul contribute
from $i to $io and give it to Sully."
said Col. Keitt. in conclusion. "he
would put cotton up right away."
NINE CONVICTS ESCAPED
Three Members of Lexington Chain
Gang Captured in Saluda and
Brought to Newberry.
Three of the nine members of the
Lexington county chain gang, who
escaped on Mgonday night while the
gang was near Leesville, wvere cap
tured on Tuesday and brought tO
Newberry, wvhere they were held un
til ti arrival of the supervisor of
Lexington county on Wednesday
morning. The three convicts were
brought to Newberry by four Saluda
county men, who had captured the
negroes about five miles beyond the
steel bridge over Saluda river. The
negroes bore shackles on their legs.
but the chains had been lost.
The convicts were first taken to the
police station here, and when ques
tioned stated they were from Wash
ington. Ga. They were locked up at
the police station, but later in the day
Deputy Sheriff Johnson received a
message from the Lexington authori
ties notifying him of the escape of the
Lexington .gang, and when told of
this the negroes finally confessed
that they were among the nine con
victs who escaped on Monday night.
They were carried back to Lexington
on Wednesday. Two of the negroes
were father and son.
When the prisoners escaped the
gang was stationed about five miles
north of Leesville. It is said the cap
tain was at Leesville with his family
and the guard was at home sick, the
12 members of the gang being left in
charge of two young men. A dispatch
from Leesville states that "it is be
lieved that some friend to members
of the gang either broke the lock or
furnished t-he tools for the convicts.
There are two Atlanta negroes who
ad formed very clever plans for
breaking jail at Lexington before con
viction. Three trusties remained arnd
gave the alarm."
Goes Back to Japan.
Dr. R. C. Holland, president of the
genral board of missions of the Unit
ed Synod in the South, has given out
the official information that Dr. R.
B. Peery will return as missionary to
Japan next year.
NEW CHURCH BUILDING.
Corner Stone of O'Neall Street Meth
odist Church to be Laid on
Monday at Sunset.
The corner-stone of' the new
0' Neall Street Methodist church,
now being erected on the site of the v
handsome church structure recently a
destroyed by fire, will be laid on P
Monday afternoon at sunset by the
Rev. J. W. Speake, of Charleston,
assisted by the Rev. G. E. Edwards s
and the Rev. S. A. Nettles. The s
morning after the O'Neall Street
church was destroyed by fire the pas
tor, the Rev. J. H. Graves, was active
ly at work for a new church building.
In a few days he had workmen on the g
ground and the building is now rapid- c
lv nearing completion. It is a hand- L
some edifice, and will be an ornament
to that section of the city. t
The Rev. G. E. Edwards will I
preach in the West End Baptist
church on Sunday morning at II
Special services will be held in
Mayer Memorial church on Sunday
evening at 7.30 o'clock. C
The Rev. J. W. Speake will preach C
in West End Baptist church on Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock. C
A Communication. a
Editor The Herald and News:
There was a time in the history of I
our state when if a man's family or
private affairs were made a matter
of publicity by any man, simply be- o
cause the -head of the family held a a
public office, pistols for two ended the v
matter; but it seems since thL code of n
honor died bold-faced license holds I
full sway. And when preachers, be- I
hind their sacred desks, revile and re- C
tail slander and pernicious , gossip
agains- a man because he holds an c
ofFee in an institution which is part I
and parcel oi the constitution of the S
state. but obnoxious to him, and se- I
lects the "name" as a theme, intro
(eciii.g, irnocert wonianhood into his
tirade of abuse with the gusto of a
pot-house politician. these preachers.
Fo-called. show the heart of a bomb
L:d th spirit of an anar
ch.st. and are a menace to the peace
of the state.
Sou-hern men have a strain in their
h od that brooks no insilt to help-:
less woman, and when a distinguished I
preacher, counting on his cloth, abus
ed a prominent man from the pulpit,
the preacher met a knock-down argu
ment in the public street, straight
from the shoulder, and public opinion i
made Woodward mayor of Atlanta.
And by what logical conclusion has
a "brawler" from "Barnwell" deter
mined a man's income to be only the
sum paid for special work on special
occasions. A bank official, a wealthy
planter and clever editor have held
the position of director, and others
can do so while they pursue vocations
in life to supplement and support
their families, attend college, or ride,
if they so will, in a carriage. There are
mayors and postmasters in small
towns whose salaries are no greater
than four hundred dollars for that
special service, but who dares ques
tion their right to live within or with- '
out that salary, or to supplement it by
every avenue open to industry or en
We would suggest, in the interest
of religion and civilization, that the
preachers who are so anxious to cor- --
rect evil in high places condescend to 3
seek the salvation of 25,0oo
poor whites who can n.ot read the
Word of God, and who are unsought
annd left in the gloom of "darkest Af
rica" by the preachers who never see
the duty nearest at hand, but meddle
with matters afar off.
The Deadlock Broken.
The deadlock in the race for inten
dant at Prosperity was broken on
Tuesday, when in the third primary
Dr. J. S. Wheeler was re-elected in
tendant, receiving 54 votes, as against
46 cast for his opponent, Dr. E. N.
Kibler. Each of the two former pri
maries resulted in a tie vote.
St. Luke's Church.
Divine services will he held at St.
Luke's Episcopal church on next
Sunday, March 26, at 11i a. m. and at
Service will also be held on Satur
day, March 26, at 4.30 o'clock p. m.
All persns are invited.
ON THE DIAM
[ewberry Will Cross Ba
Edgefield at College Par
Newberry college will cross bats
-ith the South Carolina Coeducation
1 Institute, Edgefield, at the college
ark* this afternoon. The Newberry
.am is in excellent shape and is con
dent of victory. Edgefield has a
trong team, as is shown by the re
uilt of the Edgefield-Carolina game
i Edgefield last Friday afternoon,
ie score being 7 to 7 at the end of
ie ninth inning, and the game result
ig in victory for neither side. The
ame this afternoon promises to be
[ose and inteT?sting and ought to be
Following is the line-up of the two
eddads c Cabaniss
ssey p Crouch
ason ib Simpson
hodes 2b Holoway
icaud 3b Boozer
)utz ss Owen
rosby . cf Olney
.shmore rf Stoudamire
leaton if Taylor
The game will be called promptly
t 4 o'clock.
armers Mutual Insurance Associa
At a meeting of the stockholders
f the Farmers' Mutual Insurance
ssociation, the following directors
rere elected: H. H. Folk, B. F. Can
on, E. S. Keitt, J. C. Abrams, D. W.
arre, J. M. Counts, E. L. Leavell,
)r. W. E. Lake, R. T. C. Hunter, L.
r. Fellers, Jos. L. Keitt.
The directors elected the following
fficers: President, Jos. L. Keitt;
ice-president. R. T. C. Hpnter;
ecretary, Treasurer and Agent, L. I.
INE jA.C_-W e have purchased
-:e fi -e I ac: from M. M. Buford.
He is known as a first class Jack
- will be :'or ervice at Pomaria.
Aull and Miller. 1
VANTED-By single gentleman,
room in private family with or
without board. Address B,. S. care
Herald and News.
VANTED-Lady or gentleman of
fair education to travel for a firm
of $25o,ooo capital. Salary $1,072
per year and expenses; paid week
ly. Address M. Percival, Newber
ry, S. C.
'RESPASS NOTICE-All persons
are hereby warned not to trespass.
upon the lands of the undersigned I
in No. 6 township, Newberry coun
ty, containing seventy acres, by
hunting, fishing or in any other
manner under pealty of the law.
Mrs. Mary C. Dobbins.
'RESPASS NOTICE-All persons
are hereby warned not to trespass
on my Baker place by letting stock
run at large, hunting, fishing or in
any other manner under penalty of
the law. Caleb D. Buzhardt.
[ONEY TO LOAN--We negotiate
1oans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts.
over one thousand dollars, and
eight per cent. interest on amounts
less than $r,ooo. Long time and
easy payments. Hunt, Hunt & ,.
Car Load of
gies and Har
A T. BROWN.