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/Lt t[, ;b 4WE. ( VOJ.-XjLYI NO, 4" NEWBERRY, S. (3. FRHiDA Y. -JUNE 11. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR A PLEA FR*! NOBLE SERVICI Eon. T. G. McL6od Delivers Eloque Address Before Literary So cieties. Favored with most ideal weath stimulated by the largest and m< appreciative audiences, with the u divided approval and good will the entire community and the lar number of visitors Newberry colle Wednesday noridng at twelve thir o'clock closel the most pleasant a: successful commencement season its history of over fifty years. President Harms, the newly esta lished head of the institution h presided at every service and he h measured up to the highest standai He has not shirked the least detail duty imposed upon him, and it h been essentially due to his smoot wise, and courteous management th this has been such a splendid coi mencement. Tuesday night was t-he annual meetii of the literary societies, and t speaker of the evening was Sou Carolina's popular lieutenant govE nor, Hon. Thomas G. McLeod. The address of Mr. McLeod w timely and practical and an eloque appeal for a higher type of citize ship which could best be attained by life of service-service to your fb lows and to your State. The addre was enjoyed and appreciated by 4 who heard it and many nice thin have been said of it. 'Mr. McLeod h made many frieus by his visit Newberry. Mr. McLeod, after expressing 1 appreciation of the invitation accor ed him and his pleasure at being Newberry at commencement, said part: "As a citizen of this State, could not allow this occasion to pa without expressing my appreciatii and gratitude for the self-sacrificii and noble work which this college h done for the intellectual- and mor development of this State. When t: State of South Carolina shall ca up its accounts of gratitude, its lar est tribute will be paid to these sc sacrificing men and women, who, pa tieularly for the last half centar have labored for the smallest consi eration, and devoted their time aj talent to the instruction of the you of the land; and in the front ran of those colleges, whose self sacrif ing labors we must recognize, w Istand Newberry college. As I ha met, here and there, in the vario walks of life, in tihe halls of legis] tion and in places of public trust, t. men who were trained within the walls, I can sincerely testify to thi -integrity, breadth and liberality citizens and patriots, and to the ge uine worth of this institution 's di tinguished contribution to the citize ship of the State. "A band of young men leaving t class room. the teacher and the su roundings and environment whi have distinguished youth from ma hood, stand ready to go into t world, reeruits to the great army toilers. The day is to you, not only parting of the ways, but it is the d; of your enlistment. Volunteers, y are for the service, and it is of ti service, your service as a citizen, th I would speak to you.' Mr. McLeod dwelt dp'lon the impt tance of service. He said: "We a sometimes wont to look upon servi as menial. as typical of inferiority not of slavery." Later he said: ''For service the must be preparation and prep)arati for service, as aieel aplid. me:: of course education in its broadt and highest senlse. The old idea education limnitcd it to the few. meant not so muchi prepa rati: life's wvork as scholarly attain.:ne which should carry its benefits a hardens into and benefit the life all. Bnt times have changelZd and are th:e recipients a :d be.neficia ries the wisdom of the ages, and thus have see'n a' zad of knowledge a the necessar:: rsuit a tremendc progress. "'We are living in an agewh dema:nds the best equipment. the m< tlor:ugh preparation. It is a wmi a-d:nv wr':d. in envg spjhere 1 omuetitioni is St rong : and min lei- a d i:tellects bright are int field, and he who now enters up er-.e due s with a fall knowled .that he will meet a foeman worthy of his steel. nt "In this prepartion for service one must have ideas and an ideal, a fi-rm fixed purpose and an unwavering pur suit of that purpose. In the greater -r, service as a citizen realizing the re st sponsibilities and duties and burdens n- of citizenship, we should go further of and say. one should have faith in his ge country. faith in its history and in ge the great purpose for which it was ty created. ad -Mr. MeLeod also made a strong in plea for the development of culture. He said: "Culture cannot b- stressed b- too much, genuine culture, and by as culture is not meant veneer. You as cannot measure the solidity and the ,d.'morality of a land by its apparent culture. Culture had reached its ut as most in Rome, when moially it had h, sunk to the lowest depthi-Greece we at 'are told was in the very lowest depths n. of moral decay when Aristotle flour ished. And above all else we wish to 'preserve the high standards of South ern culture in all of their genuine th ness and integrity, and to abhor as a thing of evil that veneer which mere ly hides for the time an inward moral decay.'' a s iMr. McLeod said: "The idea sought to be conveyed this evening is that the whole people are sovereign a that the whole people are the State 1 and that the duty of service to the ss State is encumbent upon every citi l zen in proportion to his ability to s render that service. The people will as forever be sovereign, the masses will to rule. I "I have not only faith in the his Is tory of my eountry, but the greatest d faith in its future. While the pendu in lum may swing to the extreme, while, in as I have endeavored to show you, its I ideals and purposes may apparently be lost to view, yet with the great n influences which are at work, I am ig optimistic enough to believe there is salt enough in this nation to save it, al [and that it will always be in the lan eguage of the song of Mari'on's men, st 'The land'of the brave and the home ~ of the free.' In the dawn of this which seems to be to us a ney era we should be su premely glad/that in the darkest days - of oppression the South never asked td for merey, nor in the days of direet Poverty did she beg fo-r favors, but in simple stately dignity with faith and .e- 'a consciousness of right has always alI demanded justice. ve "To any man who enters upon the ai service there comes temptation that a- would cause him. to waver in the fixed dpurpose for which he is striving, as se he sees promotion of the less capable ir and worthy, as he sees the rewards, as which he feels in his innate being n- should be his, go to another, his whole s~ being is strained to the utmost power n- of resistance. This feeling is not un natural, neither is it unmanly for a ie mani may know and feel his power as .r- well as his limitations. 'Resist the eh devil and he will flee from you' sums n- up alike t:he battle and the victory. de Constant warfare for the right, the of unyielding pursuit of a purpose so a trains and develops the powers of re sy sistance that temptations cease and > ideal living becomes a hiabitY" at CLASS DAY EXERCISES. >r- Graduating Exercises, Diplomas and re.' Honors and Medals Be e stowed. The following is the program of re the graduating exercises of Newber .an ry college Wednesday morning at ten as o'clock in the opera house. t The services were opened with of prayer by Rev. Mr. Miller, of Mt. It l1easant. N. C.. followed by the grad r nating addresses of the six young men it. ehosen to represent their class on this at auspicious occasion: ad A. W. Fisher, Mt. PlIeasant.- N. C., of subject. Good Roads: W. D. Halti ,ve. vanger, (.hapin. S. C.. subject. The of Young Turk: H. B. Hare. Leesville, e S. C.. subject. Pat-riotism Knows No ad B foundacries: B..C. Moniroe. Salisbury: us N. (.. subject. Wealth and WXorth; G. 0. Ritchie. Concord. N. C.. subject, ehi Capaible o)f Drudgery : 0. D. Ritchie. >st itehtYed. N. C'.. sub.je-t. The Two -k- arolinas: P. S. Halfaere, Newbe'rry, ds .\l! of the younmenI acquitted he e: -ye mot honorably and the on x 'r:se- e f rm the beziuning to the At the conclusion of the speeches diplomas were awarded to the follow mng: Andrew Jackson Bedenba ugh, Slighs. S. C.; Maggie Erliel I ickl-y, Helena, S. C.; Frank Osca.r Black, Wards, S. C.; Tene;h Quitman Booz er. Newberry. S. C.; Ivan Samuel Bowers, Epworth, S. C; John S. Ren wick Carlisle, Newberry. S. C: Mary Agnes Chapman. Newberry, S. C.; Willie Haskell Derrick. Hilton. S. C.; Artbur William Fisher, Mt. Pleasant. N. C.; Perey Lee Geiger, St. Mat thews, S. C.: Paul Spencer Halfacre, Newberrv, S. C.; Willie Darr Halti wanger, Chapin, S. C.; Henry Benja min Hare, Leesville, S. C.; Anne Dun bar Jones, Newberry, S. C.: Moses Lee Kester, Salisbury, N. C.; William Lorick Kibler, Slighs. S. C.; Ernest Sam Kohn, Prosperity, S. C.; George Edward Lever, Peak, S. . C.; John Wilbur Mack, Lone tar, S. C.; Claude Benjamin Mills, Newberry, S. C.; Baxter Cress Monroe, Salisbury, N. C.; Smiley Livingstone Porter, New berry. S. C.; Grover Oscar Richie, Concord, N. C.; Orin Delma Ritchie, Richfield, N. C.; Laura Setzler, New berry, S. C.; Jacob Omerle Singley, Slighs, S. C.; John Peter Wagner, Elon College. N. C.; John Keiffer Wicker, Newberry, S. C.; Ernest Le Roy Young, Fairfax, S. C. President Harms presented the di plomas and in doing so he stated that the occasion was fraught with both pleasure and sadness. In his own practical. manner he urged upon the graduates t.he responsibility that rest ed upon each of them in performing the small details of duty which would come into their work, and his last message to the graduat-ing class of 1909 was to give them a word to hate rnd abhor and thot word was "shirk.' He said a man or woman -ho shirh in t!he duties of life was t'ie most intolerfble creature to be f >und. The es4ay medal was delivered by Hon. Tl-mas G. McLeod who in a very happy presentation speech 'be towed it upon the winner, Mr. Ar t-ur V. Fisher, of Mt. Pleasant, N. r. Honorable mention was made of "r. John Peter Wagner, of Elon Col lege, N. C. The theme of Mr. Fish er's essay was "Publicity" and was the one chosen by the faculty, in ac cordance with the conditions of the Iwarder of the medal, Hon. Geo. S. Mower, of Newberry, that the sub jaet or the theme of this essay medal each year, shall be chosen by the fac ulty of the college. The Greek medal was won by. Mr. C. J. Shealy, of Georgia, who has sustained the best examination in this language as a junior; with honorable mention of Messrs. H. B. Schaeffer and Mr. H. A. Lubs, of Savannah, Ga. This medal is given 'by Rev. C. P. Boozer, of Saluda, and W. A. Moseley, Esq., of Prosperity. The German medal was won by Mr. B. C. Monroe, of Salisbury, N. C., with honorable mention made of Mr. tO. B. Ritehie, of Richfield, N. C. This medal is offered by Rev. C. E. Welt ner, of Columbia, to that sta dent who maintains the best standing in German during the cou*rse of- two 1 ears. The Freshman medal offered by Mr. John M. Kinard, of Newberry, to that Freshman who has the best standard for admission into tie Sophomore class was won by two young men and for this reason two medals had to be given. These two fortunate Fresh men were Mr. Robert Hamilton Folk, ot Newberry county, and Mr. John Baxter Smeltzer, of Columnbid, with honorable mention made of Mr. Law son McFall Wise, of Prosperity. and Miss Tilla West, of Newberry. Dr. 0. B. Mayer, of Newberry, of fers a medal to that member of the senior class who shall pass the best examination on the assigned course of reading in history. This medal was won by Mr. Paul S. Halfacre, New-berry, the honor graduate of the class of 1909. Hon. A. F. Lever and C. J., Ramage give eacb year a medal, in memory of that sainted President of Newber ry college. George WV. Holland, to that student who completes with highest honors the course prescribed inl phlsoh for juniors and seniors, formerly taught by President Hiol land. Miss Mary Agnes Chapman, of Newherrv. was the suveessful winner. B. C. Monroe. of Salisbury, N. C. The faculty with Mr. I. H. Hunt of fers a scholarship to the student writ ing the best article to be published in The Stylus. This was won by Mr. Charles J. Shealy, of Guyton, Ga. The board of trustees at a meeting on Monday afternoon bestowed the degree of Master of Ars on Mr. W. P. Houseal, of Columbia, and Mr. 0. D. Seay, of Columbia; also the degree or title of Doctor of Divinity on Rev. C. E. Weltner, of Columbia; Rev. Monroe J. Epting, of Savannah; and Rev. John C. Seegers, of Easton, Penn. Mr. Robert Norris and Dr. W. G. Houseal, of this city, have jointly of fered a medal to be given to the stu dent doing the best work in the de partment of science. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Trabert, of Minneapolis, Minn., have given the necessary amount of money to New berry college to enable it to instal a first class laboratory, which was in deed good news to the students and friends of the college, the announce ment of which by President Harms created a spontaneous burst of ap plause. The young graduates were almost showered under with a profusion of beautiful flowers, and many graduat ing gifts were in evidence. ALU3NI ASSOCIATION. Eloquent and~ Timely Address by President Harms-Election of Officers. The meeting of the Alumni assoeia tion of Newbery. college was held Tuesday morning in the opera house beginning promptly at eleven o'clock. The exercises were most gracefully presided over by the president of the alumni association, Mr. Robert Norris, of this city. The music for this occasion, as has been the case on each of the former occasions ex cept Sunday. was furnished by the college orchestra, and it has been of an unusually high order, greatly en joyed by all the commencement visi tors. Dr. Roy Z. Thomas is the ef ficient leader of this spleadid orches tra. The exercises proper were opened with prayer by Rev. Hiller, after which Mr. Norris introdueed the speaker of the occasion, the beloved president of Newberry college, Dr. J. Henry Harms. There is no place where Mr. Harms is more gladly welcomed as a public speaker than in his own home town, and there are no people prouder of Mr. Harms than the alumni and the students of Newberry college of whieh he is now the head and is also an alumnus, and there is nothing that Mr. Harms is prouder of than New berry college, and no one hp loves better than the Newberry students and the Newberry alumni. President Harms' address to the alumni Tuesday morning was on of his best efforts. He spoke for about 45 minutes, and the audience gave the closest attention throughout, and many were sorry when he had fin ished. .The alumni association was well represented and President Harms most forcibly impressed upon them that in them alone lay the greatest strength of Newberry college. He said that Newberry college feels rich today, feels proud today in the contemplation of the b>dy of its alumni. For over a half century this istitutionl has been doing work in the cause of education. From year to year it 'has added to the nation's store men of culture and influence. Its grad uates have entered into all the higher walks and vocations of life. It has sent its children to the repreentat.ive halls of the State and even into the councils of the nation. President Harms is a delightfti speaker, graceful, animated, earnest, and polished. He is an example to the boys before whom he goes out and ec-.nes in worthy of their imita tion. In rehearsing some of the ex peiences of the past year he made :he audience laug:h as he recalled a few of the pranks of the college b,s. but his manner in treating his t heme, which was Pu 4h Newberry Col ee, was serious and earnest. President Har ns mutlined in beau i,1 1.anumge reniete with historical reference. the meaning of the word education, showing that in its fullest and broadest sense it was develop ment, and in its highest and noblest sense it was kindness. Kindness de veloped in the heart and mind of man througih tlUe process of study, learning and thinking, which in the end is called education. He insisted upon the class of '09 that they strive never to be Dives in their own study with. many a Lazarus lying at their door, but to follow the example of the' Man of Galilee and let all their learning, all their culture, all their attainments lead them to the pursuit which he followed, "Going about do ing good. In conclusion he paid a beautiful tribute to Dr. George Holland, saying that the life of this saintly man was his daily meat and drink and that it was his ambition, his aspiration to live a. life worthy of the great exam ple set him when a student at New berry college then under the leader ship of the now sainted Dr. Holland. Dr. Harms also made a strong plea for the Bible to be taught in the pub lie sebools. He said that some child ren as far as school training went, knew a great deal more about Napol eon Bonaparte than they did about the Lord Jesus Christ. He further remarked that more is taught in the public schools about Bigham Young than about the Man of Galilee. He emphasized that the laws of Moses and the beatitudes of Christ were the highest standards of living known to man. It is a fortunate thing for a college to have at its head a man whom the stident body, whom the alumni, whom the community in which he lives, whom the visitors to commencement would as leave -have, address them as anyone whom the college could bring from distant States, and such is the ease with President Harms, he is ever a welcomed speaker before a New berry audience. President Norris made a few an nouncements at the close of the exer cises .and the benediction was pro nounced by Rev. Hiller. Immediately after the address the annual meeting of the association was held at which about 50 of the members were present. The following officers were elected: Dr. George B. Cromer, president; Dr. J. Ml. Kibler, vice-president; Prof. 0. B. Cannon, treasurer; Prof. S. J. Der rick, secretary. Dr. T. H. Dreher, of St. Matthews, was elected as the next annual ora tor. JUlIIOE MEDAL CONTEST. Med'a Won by Mr. H. B. Schaefer With Honorable Mention of Mr. P. J. Bame. The event in which most interest centres at these annual commence ment times is the contest for the med al in oratory offered to the member of the junior class producing the best oration, composition and deligery be ring taken into account. This- ealtest ~took place Monday evening in the opera house. There are thirty members of the junior class this year, four of whom are young ladies. Some time ago a preliminary contest was held before the faculty to select six who would enter the contest for the medal. The six chosen and t'heir subjects are: Mr. Alan Johnstone. Jr., whose sub ject was, "The Knignit of the Twen-r tieth Century."'' Mr. H. A. Lubs. of Savannah, Ga.,I whose subjeet was. '"What Shall We Do?" Mr. H. B. Schiaeffer. of Savanna:h. ;a.. whose subject was. ''The Potency ot Thought." Mr. P. J. Bame, of, Northi Carolina whose subject was. ''Wherein Lies the Nation's Wealth?'" Mr. H. R. W.assinger. of Lexing-' toi. whiose subject was. ''Government Through Regeneration.' M". C. ~J. Shealy, whose subjeet was. "The Savinz of' a Nation." The committee to pass upon the orations was composed of Dr'. W. E. St:bler. Mr. J1. B. O'. Holloway, ad M;. WV. H. Wa.lace. They awarded the~ miedal to Mr. H. B. Selwffer, of Savannah. (a.. withi honorable mnentionl of Mr. P. J. Bame, the presentation being made by Dr. SMITA krMVkiUTb DOOM OF G. 0. P. Says the Tariff Bill Will Cause its Undoing. Hon. E. D. Smith, junior United tates senator from this State, spent yesterday in Columbia on personal )usin:ess. Mr. Smith is in the very est of health and spirits and his Nork at Washington agrees with :im, although he said yesterday that eally he prefers "cotton campaign .ng" with its activity and work to ;he more sedate occupation as a mem >er of the senate, says the State. Mr. Smith was generally eongratu ated upon his stand on tht tariff luestion and many of his friends ex ressed their gratification that he ad received sueh flattering atten ion and such complimentary notices ipon the occasion of his speech in -he senate last week. MT. Smith declares his belief that ,he tariff bill is the Tcek upon whiek the republican party ship will get a jar which will send it to the bottom .n the next presidential campaign. "In this present tariff bill, in the >resent discussion," he said, "it is nade apparent that the republican ariff policy has at last reached its ,ogical outcome. The principle has >een applied and its disastrous ef Eects, understood when this bill be somes law, will defeat the Tepubli ,an party. And, in order to prevent this logical restilt of their outrage yus policy, the republican .press is ittempting to magnify what; seems to )e the disloyalty of some denerats. "By holding this up before the yublic, they are hoping to distract at ;ention from the disastrous effects of heir own applied viteory. "The difference between the demo artie situation and the re uiblican ;ituation is that the republican prin iple has been applied, has beep test d, put into law and has proveii dis istrously disappointing. "Its advocates ihave been loyal, ractically unanimous, while, on the )ther hand, the democratic doctrine 1as not been applied, and the few lemocrats who have seemingly desert d have in nowise affected the prinei )les of democracy but have simply ,mphasized the misleading and perni :ious doctrine of protection. "Therefore, the hope of the coun :ry is .in pruning the democratic forces f such as will not stand for demo tratie principles and the application >f the plans of democracy in govern nent. "The peoplemust not be misled into :hinking that demoeracy as a prin ~iple of government is a failure be ause a few men may be untrue to heir pledges; but it is true that the -epublican protection principle is a ~ailure, beeause the republicans have ?een true to their pledges, carry them. .nto effect and the result is that the eople will .repudiate it. "If the press of this country will cep this distinction and will insist n the repudiation of the graft sys em now on us, and will plead for the principles of democracy being put in practice by the genuine demoerats, I elieve that the next election will wit ness an overwhelming victory for the demoeratie party. The line of dis tinetion between the two parties, as [ see it now, is not section~al to the utent that it has been, but is the ine between the masses and the pro eeted interests. "This will be the battle ground of the coming conflict. and if handled properly, I -have no doubt of the is sue. I think the interests of the peo ple would be better served if .more prominence were given to the distine tions between the present republican ystem and real demoeracy, than to m2gnify the shortcomings of some ew democrats.'' It was stated by Dr. William C. Vhite, of Pittsburg, at the recent neeting of t'he National Association :or the Study and Prevention of Tu >erulosis, that 90 per cent. of all the shool chi'ldren in our large cities awe tulberele bacilli in their systems )efore reaehing the age of nineteen -ears. There are constantly 3.000,000 per ;ons seriously ill in tlhe United States f whom more than 600,000 are con ;umptives. More than half of this lnes is nrventabhe.