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TOM REED'S WAY AS TEACHER.
A Turning Point in The Life. of The
Future Speaker-His Service in
The District School.
Topeka, Kan, April. 2.-The recent
death of former Governor E. N. Mor
rill at his home at Hiawatha recalls
some interesting incidents in his life.
One of them is that when a member
of a district school board in Maine
he confirmed the employment of the
late Speaker Thoams B. Reed as
teacher, and later stood by him and
saved him when other directors and
patrons of the school sought to dis
. It was fifty years ago when Reed,
then about 1~ appeared at the little
village of Westbrook, ten miles west
of Portland, Me., and applied for the
job of teaching the district school.
Westbrook, now a town of 8,000 peo
ple, was then a hamlet.
E. N. Morrill, who later came to
Kansas and served this State as Con
gressman and Governor, lived on a
farm near the Westbrook district
school. He had been elected a mem
ber of the school board, and among
the other duties devolving upon that
body was that of employing a teach
er for the eight weeks sehool term
during the midwinter. Reed was a
student at Bowdoin College and was
doing chores mornings and evenings
to pay his way. He had eight weeks
vacation during winter and decided
to put in the time teaching a country
school at $25 a month. He selected
Westbrook because of its nearness to
Dr. H. C. Linn, a Kansan, who has
,spent many years in Washington and
was a personal friend of Speaker
Reed and Governor Morrill, in a rem
iniscent talk about the -early friend
ship betveen these men in the little
village of Westbrook said:
"I wish I could tell the story as I
heard Tom Reed tell it in Washing
ton when he and Governor Morrill
.were in Congress. Nobody on earth
could put it in black and white as it
was told in his inimitable drawl, with
the twinkle in his kindly eyes, the
jolly laugh or slowly coming smile
that changed so marvellously the
whole expression of the face.
''From Reed's description of- this
his first business venture in the world
the district was no Happy Valley by
any means. There was a neighbor
hood broil always on the coals at
Westbrook and one was stewing away.
when he put in his application for the
district school. It was there that his
path crossed that of Governor Mor
rill, who, though only five years his
senior, was chairman of the district
school board. Thomas B. Reed pass
ed the examination and was engaged
to teach the school for eight weeks,
Governor Morrill signing .the eerti
"Reed didn't get along very well
even at the first, because , as he said,
he undertook to introduce city meth
ods into a cou.ntry school. He was
very strict' He insisted that lessons
should be learned and proper decorum
observed during school hours.
"When pupils made poor recita
tions he sent them back to their seats
and kept them after school hours,
laboring with them long and earnestly.
Misdemeanors were visited with se
vere condemnation also. I remember
of hearing Governor Morrill ask Reed
if h-e wasn't something of a czar when
" 'Oh, hang it,' Reed replied,
'.what's the use of doing a thing un
less you do it properly ? I was there
*to teach school. I was paid for it,
and I intended to -earn my money if
I had to fight every day.'
"In describing one particutar en
counter which led to Reed's arraign
ment before the school board, he said
his' attire was sadly rent and dis
couraged and -he looked to have been
- the under'dog in a fight.
" 'But,' the form-er Speaker added
-with a twinkle in his eyes, 'the other
fellow didn't look very pretty either.'
"The neighborhood .row that was
going on finally involved the district
school, and charges of Czarism
against the teacher or something akin
to it were proferred against him, and
he was accordingly arraigned before
the school board. The battle waged
all one day, Chairman Morrill, of the
school board standing by the sturdy
youth to the very end.
"Night cam-e on and Tom Reed
walked out of the board meeting a
conqueror. With Morrill 's .help he
had been able to count a majority in
his favor. He taught the school to
the end of the term and so well did
he succeed that he was engaged for
a second term and a third winter, and'
he might have gone on indefinitely
had-he not graduated with honors and
gone beyond the narrow horizon that
More than twenty-five years later
Tom Reed and Mr. Morrill were in
Congr-ess together, and the boyhood
friendship wa.s re-established. Natur
all\. when Mr'. Reed's ambition to be
come Speaker of the 51st Congress
became known, one of ~his most ardent
-eupotr was Governor Morrill, of
Kansas, together with the balance of
the State' deleation.
During iis lifetime Governor Mor
rill trequently talked of the intimate
friendship which existed between him
and Mr. Reed. This was proved when
Reed was chosen Speaker. He had
it in his power to reward Morrill for
his kindness to a struggling school
teacher in the early days at West
brook. He made his boyhood friend
chairman of tire committee on pen
sions, and the Morrill pension law
which has distributed millions of dol
lars among former soldiers, their
widows and their orphans, is the re
Governor Morrill frequently refer
rred to the employment of Mr. Reed
as the teacher of the Westbrook dis
trict sehool. and in his reminiscenses
and speeches in eulogizing the man
from Maine expressed the belief that
he himself in a measure was respon
sible for the career of the Speaker.
If Morrill had failed to hold that
school board to its contract Reed 's:
opportunity would have been lost and
his prospects injured. Governor Mor
rill believed that Reed's turning point
in young manhood hinged on his sue
cess in handling the Westbrook school,
and that his stanch friendship and
loyalty to the young teacher in a
critical hour was the inspiration
which shaped his useful life.
After Major Morrill was electeJ
Governor of Kansas in 1894 a great
ratification was held at his home
town, Hiawatha. Cyrus Leland, who
had settled in a neighboring county
in 1859 and who for twelve years was
national Republican committteeman,
was that year chairman of the Re
publican State Committee. Joseph
L. Bristow, now United States Sena
tor, was secretary of the -committee.
They both went to Hiawatha for
the jollification, and the two with
Morrill marched at the head of the
procession around town. That night
Leland and Bristow were guests ati
Morrill's 'home. After dinner they,
talked over the matters that would
come before the new Governor.
"How many do I have to fulfil in
the way of pledges to give people
jobs:'" asked Morrill.
"Only two," answered Leland.
"Yes," said Bristow, "and they
were in return for good service."
"That's nice,'" said Morrill. "That
is very easy, and it's very good of
COLLEGE PRESS MEETING.
School Editors. Wind up Columbia
Convention With a Banquet.
Columbia, April 16.-Dr. E. S. Joy
nes, of the University of .South Car
olina, addressed the College Press
Association today. Dr. Joyn'es spoke
of the benefits of the press in general
and the value to the college of the
college magazine. He termed the
press a great work of civilization,
doing much to mould public opinion.
The session of the Association elos
ed tonight with a banquet at Craven
Hall. The delegates have been en
tertained. for the past two days by
the students at the University at the
College for .Women and at the Colum
The organization meets at N'ewber
ry College. The delegates have sue
ceeded in placing the Association on
a firm foundation. The co-operation
of the colleges of the State each year
for the bettei-ment of magazine work
and the furt'hering of literary work by
the. college writers is the sole object
of the Press Association.
The short story medal was won by
W. C. Curry. 09, of Wofford. "The
Gate,'' a story in .the Wofford Journ
al took the prize. This story has won
favorable ceriticism from other college
magazines and .won a medal awarded
by the Woffor'4 Journal. Furman
University severed all connections
with t.he College Press Association.
The officers for next year came
from the following institutions; Pres
ident, from Newberry College; first
vice president, from Erskine College;
second vice president from Green
ville Female College; treasurer. from
'the University of South Carolina; re
cording secretary, from the Presby
terian College of South Carolina;
corresponding secretary, from Winth
A Money Saver.
B'ron son-'"Fr'e just given $100
for this diamond ring for my wife.''
Woodson-" It 's a beauty! But
it will save in gloves!"'-Philadel
Waiter (whose attention had been
called to a grost error in addition)
Very sorry. sir: but, even if you had
n 't found out the mistake. the firm
would have benefited. not me. Din
e.rTheni you have no excuse ! Punch.
Right to the Point.
lHe is a man of few wods
"'Yes, and they are, 'What is there
it form m.' '"-Detroit Free Press.
IRA B. JONES CHIEF JUSTICE.!
Thos. S. Sease Made Circuit Judge
To Succeed D. E. Hydrick-Large
Number Were Present.
Extremely simple were the exercis
es at the supreme court yesterday at
noon. There were present alarge num
ber of local and visiting members of
the bar, nearly all of the State offi
eials an( many ladies.
Promptly at noon there appeared
on the stand in the supreme court
room Associate Justice Ira B. Jones.
Judge ). E. Hydrick and Solicitor
Thos. S. Sease. In just ten minutes
their titles were changed. Judge
Ilydriek read to Associate Justice
Jones the simple oath administered
to all State officers and he assumed
the office of chief justice, succeeding
Hon. Y. J. Pope, resigned.
Chief Justice Jones then administ
ered to Judge Hydrick the same oath,
thus making 'him an associate justice
of the supreme court. The same oath
was then administered to . Thos. S.
Sease who became the judge of the
Seventh circuit. Chief Justice Jones
then formally dissolved the gathering.
Solicitor Otts was unable to be pres
After the ceremonies the judges
met a large number of friends and
for some time a sort of informal
reception was held in t'he capitol.
SPECKLED HEN AN ANGLER.
Her Pond Was a Mud Puddle and
She Fished for Corn.
On Monday morning of this week
a big speckled hen was caught in the
aet of fishing. She wasn't using
a-n v hook and line, but just her feet.
She was noticed wading out in the
water and then doinz the "snow
bird stunt.' ' as she backed out again.
She was having the best of luck, for
,ev(ry time se went through thei
performance. several fine specimens
were seen to roll out on the bank.
She was using a mud puddle on the
Court House square for a fishpond,
and the fish were big fat grains of
.orn that had been overlooked by
the ihorse that was fed there last
week diiring Court.
HIGH WIND PLUCKS DUCKS.
Missouri Storekeeper Says He Wit
nessed it with His Own .Eyes.
New York World.
To doubters- of this story, Jules
Buermann, constable of Meramee
Township, shows his broken store
window. He was sitting, he says, in
the front part of his store watching
the approach of a storm, in which the
wind was blowing with great force,
when he suddenly noticed a flock of
ducks blow over the large lake in
front of his property.
The ducks were driven onward by
the fierce gale, -and as they neared
the Buermnann store the constable no
tied feathers flying from t'hem. Then
there was a crash, and three of the
ducks were driven through the front
window of the store, falling on the
floor, almost entirely stripped of
their feathers by the wind. Buermafn
said that all he had to do was to
draw and cook them.
Buermann found two more of the;
flocks of ducks minus their feathers
hanging on a barbwire fence back
of his store. The ducks had. been
driveninto the fence by the wind and
WHOSE BOY~ IS IN DANGER?
Dr. Cortland Mayes, of Brooklyn,
relates the following sto>ry, as told
by a ship's surgeon:*
"On our last trip a boy fell over
board from the deck. I didn't know
who e was, and the erew hastened
out to save .him. They brought him
on board the ship, took off his outer
garments, turned him over a few
times and worked his 'hands and his
feet. When they ha.d done all that
they knew how to do, I came up to
be of assistance, and they said he was
dead and beyond help. I turned away
as I said to them, 'Ithink you have
done all you could,' but just then a
sudden impulse told me 1 ought to go
over and see what I could do. I went
Lver and looked down into the boy's
face and discovered that it was my
own boy. Well, you may believe I
didn 't t.hink .the last thing had been
done. I pulled off my coat and bent
over that boy; I blew in his nostrils
and breathed into his mouth; I turned
him over and over, and simply beg
eed God to bring him back to life, and
for four 'long hours I worked, until
just at sunset, I began to see the least
flutter of breath t'hat told me that he
lived. Oh. I will never see another
hov drown withont taking off my
e-a t i the0 first instance and going
to him and trying to save him as if
I knew he were my own boy.''Ep
LAYMEN MEET AT GREENVILLE
Interdenominationa! C-nventi-u Coa
siders Mission Work-Meet at
Greenville. April 15.-The interde
n0minational Convention of laymen
met here t'his afternoon in the audi
torium of Chicora College. A large
number of visitors are in the city and
Gree.ville is giving the laymen a royal
welcome. Frank Hammond intro
duceil Governor Ansel to the Conven
tion this afternoon, and he in turn in
troduced H. J. Haynsworth, who
made the address of welcome. Mr.
Hammond said in introducing Gov
"We are glad to have him, and it
was a happy choice of the presiding
offleer. He is a Presbyterian, his
wife a Baptist. and be has enough
faults to represent the Episcopalians
Governor Ansel responded in a
short address to the welcome of Mr.
Haynsworth. N. C. Pratt, secretary
of the laymen's missionary move
ment, spoke on "The Call of Christ
to Men.'' The address was deep and
logical and was highly complimented.
Wm. H. Ellis, of Philadelphia,
spoke on "Missions From the View
point of a Journalist.' Mr. Ellis has
travelled around the world making a
study of the missionary movement for
secular papers. His address was well
received, and was doubtless one of
the best ever 'heard here on mission
The College hall is beautfiully dec
orated in red and white, the laymen's
colors, and the flags of all the world.
Electrie lights fill the auditorium, and
many hundred of visitors enjoyed the
speeches. The meeting continues
through to-morrow night.
What the Sandwich Was For.
A stately old professor was ap
proachled by a young student one day
in one of the Western colleges. says
the Circle Magazine. Trying hard to
keep back a smile, the young man
"Professor, you say you are an ex
pert at solving riddles don't you?"
"I claim that I am, my boy."
"Well, then can you tell me why
a man who has seen London on a
foggy day and a man who has not
seen London on a foggy day are like
a ham sandwich?''"
T!he professor studied for a long
time, venturing several answers which
proved to be wrong. Finally, at his
wit 's end, he said:
"I give it up.''
"It's easy,'' said the other.
"Give it up,'' said the professor.
"Why,'' was the reply, "one has
seen the mist and the other has miss
ed the scene. Ha, Ha! Catch on?''
"Of course I do, you lunatic! But
what 'had the sandwich to do with
After the youngster had recovered
from a spell of laughter, he chuckl
"Ohx, that's what you bite on.''
THE BLACK SHEEP,
"What,'' asked the man who had
returned to 'his native town after an
absence of many years," became of
"Ed ? Oh, he's doin' fine. Got the
best livery stable a.nywheres around
here and runs the depot hack.''
"Let's see, he had a younger
brother, didn't he?''"
"Yes. Lem. IHe never amounted
to much. Wrote poetry and painted
pictures. I guess the fam~ily kind of
disowned him. At least, he went
away several years ago, and I dunno
whatever became of him.''-Chicago
Letters Remaining in .Postoffice at
Newberry for Week Ending
April 17, 1909.
Mr. Allen Bouknight, No. 7, Mrs.
Laura Brooks, Clarence Bowler.
Mrs. Frances Caldwell, Mrs. Lillie
Cald well, Mrs. Pres Cromer.
Mrs. Aggie Frd.
Miss Alma Gallmnan, Miss Lucy
Gilliamn, Mr. Jim'Gilliam, 1.
Mrs. Fannie Holhus.
Mr. Will Jackson, Miss Roberty
Jones, Mr. Walter B. Johnson.
Mrs. Ida Kibler, Mr. Jerry Kimble.
Mrs. Maggie Martin, Mr. C. W.
Martin, Miss Blanch Meadows, Sue
Mr. Nathan Niekels.
Mrs. H. Pallersoni, Mr. Dock Price.
Mr. Peter Renew, Mr. Eddie Rog
Mr. Namoon Suber.
M. C. Turner.
Mr. K. Z. Whitmnire. Mr. Ernest
Wilson. Lou Wyatt.
All persons calling for these let
ters will please say that they were
C. . PTTRCELL, P. M.
YOU WANT THE PRETTIEST
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And yet you do not want the cost to be too
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WE WILL SHOW YOU
the softest, silkiest and sheeriest meicerized
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within the reach -of the most modest
COLORS, DID YOU SAY? DELICATE! EXQUISITE!
Lilac, Pink, Blue, Gray, and of course
White and Black,
Creie; plain and figureed effects. Prices
15 to 50 cents. Come and see them.
A number of gentlemen, residing in Newberry County, and desirous of
improving the stock of Newberry County, have formed themseain in', a
company, known as The Carolina SLock Breeders Association. The Asso
ciation are offering the ser aices of their .richly colored staiLdard-.bred horse
a~ $25.00, to insuie a ecit. The pedigree of this horse is as follows:
CERTIFICATE No. 65,123
THE TROTTING STANDARD.
AMERICAN TROTTING REGISTER.
OF'FICIA L CERTIFICATE.
This is to ertify that Prince Cecilian,. 41558, has been duly registered
as standard under Rule 1, in Vohune XVII,.-of -The American Trotting Re
gister, and the pedigree can there be traced-in the following form:
1558: Prince Ceeilian, (1) brh foaled 1903; by Cecilian Chief, -33698,,
-dam Condula, by Princeps, 536; grandam Miss Fanny, by Hamlet,
160, etc.( See Condula, Vol. V.) Bred by J. G. Cecil, Danville, Ky.
Cecilian Chief, 33,698 c
(Lady Norvetta, 2:I3%
41,58 - Princeps, 536
Condula ..... .. . ..
J (Miss Fanny
Given under my hand and seal at Chicago, fll. this 29th day of March,
A. D., 1906.
(Signed) Frank E. Best, Registrar.
This horse will 'be fournd at the feed and livery stable of Mr. B. T. Bishop,
who has full charge and management. This'is such a rare opportunity to
obtain the services of. a highly bred animal at such a reasonable price
that it is deemed unnecessary to say more than to invite those wishing to
raise colts to an inspection of this animal.
TE HI SAVINGS DANK,
>A pial $5U.000 - .. - Surplus $30,000
No4 Manter How Small iNo Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
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