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DOROTHY DIX, the Famoi
Father'"is more than a pla -i
the white race that nust thrill
gratitude women who have on
Father', scored a success.'
a drama it is faultless."
'The Sins of the Father' thrilh
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Far superior to 'The Clansmai
REV.- BENJAMIN FRANE
Richmond, Va , said: "It is a
deserves the favor of an appre
THOXAS DIXON'S REPLY.
Xe Takes Issue With a Critic Regard
ing "The Sins of the Father."
In his criticism of Thomas Dixon's
latest play. "The Sins of the Father,"
the reviewer in the Richmond "Times
Dispatch" contended that there were
certain features of the production
that constituted an offence against
moral decency. This contention
brought forth the following reply
from Mr. Dixon:
'To the Editor of the Times-Dispatch:
Permit me a few words of reply
to my critic "W. D. C.," who attacks
my play, "The Sins of the Father,"
in this morning's issue.
To say that I am surprised at his
position is to mildly express it. I am
sure he could not find a single white
'woman of culture and intelligence in
the crowd of 2,000 who witnessed yes
terday's performance who will agree
'with one of his hostile statements.
'Scores of the best women I have the
honor of knowing-Southern white
women, have thanked me with deep
feeling for writing the play. Mrs.
Elizabeth Gilmer, a refined and bril
liant Southern little woman from New
Orleans, who writes for the New York
Journal as "Dorothy Dix" saw our last
rehearsal in New York and wrote me
-a personal letter from which I quote
a few sentences:
"No Southerner can deny that just
such a tragedy as it portrays has hap
pened a thousand times. Its problem
is~ the most terrible of all the sex prob
lems with which we have to deal, but
it is puerile cowardice to shut our
eyes to it and refuse to face it. Every
'quardroon and octoroon is a visible
'witness of this yellow peril that men
aces every hearthstone, that endan
gers the health and life of every pure
white and threatens the very sancti
ty of the race. It is a bold theme you
'have taken, but you have handled it
with a marvelous dignity, delicacy and
reserve. Your drama is more than a
play. It is a sermon, a tract, a clar
icon call to maintain the purity of the
white race that must thrill the heart
of every man who listens to it and
fill with gratitude women who have
so often been the patient and pitiful
sufferers of such conditions."
My critic says the play is "blatant
-ly indecent." Will he be good enough
to point ont a single indecent word or
victure in it from start to finish? He
e Tes it to be "obnoxious." The
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Press, the Pulpit and the
is Critic of The New York Journal, said.: 'I
t is a sermon: a clarion call to maintain
the heart of every man who listens to it.
ly too often been patient and pitiful sufl
OT: 'Thomas Dixon's new plvy, 'The
" 'The Sins of the Father' pleases large at
ATCH: "Thomas Dixon's play proves
d a great audience. Author is given an o
BSERVER: "'The Sins of the Father'
WS: "Dixon's latest play meets with c
LYN BRYAN, Pastor of the Emanuel Ba
tremendous drama and points a good m
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only man to whom it could be pos
sibly obnoxious is one who is guilty
of the sin it paints in vivid and terri
ble colors. I don't expect him to like it.
I did not set out to write a defense of
such men. Their crimes can't be de
fended. Who else should treat such
a theme but a Southerner? Who else
could do it? The South needs no
pusilanimous defense of her crimin
als. Certainly I am not the man who
cares to stoop to such an effort. The
business of the dramatist is to hold
the mirror up to Nature. I have done
this in "The Sins of the Father," and
to repeat my assertion that it is done
with tenderness and delicacy. No
man or woman with a clean heart and
life can find anything "coarse"~ or "in
decent" or "obnoxious" in it. If so,
you will have to stop all the preachers
from reading the Ten Commandments
in public. If my play is indecent ev
ery Evangelist and every pastor in
America is equally guilty with me
when he dares to read God's Word
ar.d tell his people the truth.
Why )Ien Go Insane.
Reason 978-The person who asks
for a match when you have 17 bundles
in each hand.
Reason 979-The fat chump who
wades past you between the acts, in
cidentally placing his elbow in your
B. B. Basket, denting your hat and
walking on your shoes.
Reason 980-The same chump com
ing back as the curtain rises.-Chi
ICITIZENS' NEE TING.
A meeting of the Democratic party
of the Town of Newberry, S. C., is
hereby called to be held in the Coun
cil Chamber on Friday, October 28, at
8 o'clock p. in., for the purpose of
providing for the nomination of muni
cipal officers for the ensuing year, and
for such other business as may be
properly brought ~oefore it.
0. B. Mayer,
Of Registration For Nunicipal Elec
tion For the Town of Newberry.
Notice is hereby given that the books
of registration of voters for the Town
of Newberry, South Carolina, will be
opened at tie office of the Chief of Po
lice, in the opera house, from the first
ay of Ocnor until the 30th dr.' o
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November, 1910, both days inclusive,
Sundays excepted, between the hours
of 9 o'clock in the forenoon and 5
o'clock in the afternoon. F. M. Lind
say has been appointed supervisor of
registration. Only such persons as
register as herein provided for shall
be allowed to vote at the regular town
election to be held on the 13th day of
December, 1910, and at special elec
tions held in the Town of Newberry
during the next 12 months.
The production of a certificate of
registration from the Board of Regis
tration of Newberry county entitling
the applicant to vote in a polling pre
cinct within the incorporated limits of
the Town of Newberry, proof of his
residence within the limits of the
municipality for four months preced
ing the annual election for the year
1910, and the payment of all taxes
assessed against him due and collecti
ble for the previous fiscal year, are.
necessary to entitle the applicant to
By order of the Town Council of the
Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 22nd
day of September, 1910.
COLE. L. BLEASE,
By the Mayor:
J. R. Scurry,
C. & T. T. C. N., 5, C.
The tax books for Newberry coun
ty will open for the collection of tax
es for the fiscal year commencing
January 1, 1910, the 15th day of Oc
tober, 1910, and will remain open
without penalty until the 31st day of
December, 1910. Upon all taxes paid
after the 31st day of December, 1910,
and before the 1st day of February,
1911, a penalty of one per cent. will
be added; upon all taxes paid during
the month of February, 1911, a penal
ty of one per cent. will be added, and
from the 28th of February, 1911, to the
15th day of March, 1911, inclusive, an
additional penalty of five per cent.
will be added.
The following is the levy:
For State purposes.. .. .... ..5
For ordinary county purposes.... 3%
For special court house.. .. ....
For State sinking fund loan.. .. 'A
Fod roads and bridges.. .... ...1
For constitutional school pur
poses... ... ... ... ... ......3
Total... ... ... ... ... ... ..14
Like a H
s Dixon Auth
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ointed in their effor
ore requests that yo
ith the manager of
n of THE SOUl
GEORGE H. BRE
. and 50c. Sea
where an additional railroad tax has
been levied, viz:
Township No. 1........-------2
Township No. 8... ... ... ...... 3
Township No. 9... ... ... ... ...2
And except in the following school
districts where a special school tax
has been levied, viz:
Township No. 1. ... ... ... .....6
Prosperity School District No. 14. 4%A
Little Mountain School District
No. 30... ... ........-..*.- 7%
Whitmire School District No. 52.. 4
Chappells School District No. 39. 2
Trinity School District No. 45.. 2
Big Creek School District No. 20 2
Pomaria School District No. 26..%
Zion School District No. 59.. .. 2
Utopia School District No. 10.. .. 2
Excelsior School District No. 35.. 2
A poll tax of one ($1.00) dollar has
been levied - on all male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 60 years, ex
cept those exempt by law.
A tax of 50 cents each Is levied on
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax of two ($2.00) dol
lars from the 15th day of October,
1910, to the 15th day of March, 1911.
All tax payers remember that all
property has been listed separately
and please see that you have a receipt
for each piece of property so listed.
J. L. Epps,
NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR MAYOR
AND ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN
Notice is hereby given that the reg
ular annual election for a Mayor and
five Aldermen, one Alderman for each
of the five wards, to serve for a term of
one year, will be held at the Council
Chamber, in the Opera House, in the~
Town of Newberry, South Carolina, on
the second Tuesday in December, 1910,
being the 13th day of said month, the
polls to be opened at 8 o'clock in the
forenoon, and to close at 6 o'clock in
the afternoon. D. F. Pifer, A. C. WelchI
and Alex. Singleton are appointed
managers of the said election.
By order of the Town Council of
Newberry, S. C., on this the 22nd day
of September, 1910.
COLE. L. BLEASE,
By the Mayor:
J. R. Scurry,
or of "The a(
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