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The St. Phillips school district is
one of the two districts ' at has voted
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a iimit lax tor uicuuieiii mc ^institution
does not permit a district
to levy more than 8 mills special tax
for maintenance. The other district
that' has an S mill tax for
maintenance is Jolly Street. Both
are rural graded schools and receive
State aid for maintenance. Jolly
Street has three teachers and receives
$300 State aid. .St. Phillips has only j
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two teachers ana receives oiau: i
aid. Jolly Street was one of the first j
districts to vote the 4 mills tax so j
as to qualify for State aid as a rural j
graded school. Several others soon j
came in line but St Phillips was among ,
the recent to vote the tax. There are !
now quite a number of the districts j
that have a four mill tax and a num- j
ora orpttine- State aid as rural!
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graded schools.
It was the pleasure of the writer !
to be at. the opening of the St. Phil- j
lips school on the $th. We drove
down with Mr. C. P. Barre and Mr. j
Barre and the writer both made stort!
talks to the children and patrons, r?
number of patrons being present.
The school is taught the^ present i
i? tvrvco finp voun? ladies. !
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Misses Mary and Ola Brown, who j
"have taught in the county for several \
years 'and are not only most estimable j
young women 'but also excellent teach-!
ers, and the school is fortunate in hav- j
ing their services. The enrollment |
the opening day was about fifty and j
there -will be several more to come in. |
The district the past year has erected
a fine tw$ story building and is
equipped with modern desks and has
a large auditorium upstairs" for -entertainments
and two large class
rooms on the first floor.
/'it is a beautiful location with pretty
grounds and two acres of land. The
trustees are L. H. Sease, J. L. Ruff
folro io live.
j and Benj. neuauc, v?iiW t. ?
ly interest in the success of the school
and feel a just pride in the work
it is doing for the betterment of the
community in the education of the
children. Pity there are not more
such schools and communities.
^urj Fails fco Agree in Hosier^ Mlft
Columbia, Oct. 21.?Presiding Judge
S. "W. G. Stiipp tonight at 9:25 o'clock
ordered a mistrial in the case of J.
M. Graham, against the State of South
iCarolina in which Mr Graham was suing
the State for $24,300, alleged damages
sustained as a result of the
abolition of the penitentiary mill
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while'Mr. Graham Laa a contract ior
the use of the mill and convict labor.
Tne jury had been out more than eight
hours and the foreman announced
that its members were hopelessly disagreed.
The defense of the State was that
the hosiery mill had become a menace
, to health of convicts and through
them to the general public through
prevalence of tuberculosis among
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tl30Se eELipioyeu in liic uuiiui?3.
^Solicitor Decides Not to Ask For Resentencing.
Greenville, Oct. 22.?After securing !
cpinions from several experts and
physicians. Solicitor Proctor A. Bonham,
of the Thirteenth judicial circuit
has decided not to ask for a resentencing:
of Thurston U. Vaughn, now
c confined in the State Hospital having!
been convicted of a capital crime, j
The case has been pending for four!
years. The solicitor states that Drs. J
Sandy, Babcock and J. H. Gibbes state
as their opinion that Vaughn is now
insane. The solicitor accepts these
opinions, but says that if V-aughn
shou]d regain his normal mind he at J
* ? sof^e future time day be resentenc-j
to electrocution. Vaughn was con- j
Y dieted of criminal assault upon a,
young girl in an orphan asylum of
which he was superintendent. f
Prosperity, Oct. 23.?Mr. and Mrs.
T. L. Shealy spent the week-end in
m'Vn* o
v_vi umuia.
.vir. and Mrs. Tom Wicker of Newberry
spent Sunday at the Wise Hotel.
Mrs. J. 0. Hipp and children have
returned to Charlotte after a visit to
Mrs. George Taylor. <
'Miss Willie Mae Wise, county demonstrator,
is spending the week in Columbia
in the interest of her work.
Mr. S. S. Birge is spending the
week in Columbia with his sister, Mrs.
A. H. Kohn.
Mrs. V. P. '.Ybrkraan h.js returned
Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh and Miss
Anna Julia Harmon are attending the
Woman's Missionary convention in
Miss Ellen iWerts and Mr. Birge
Wisp snpnt Sunday in Batesburg with
Mrs. J. C. Taylor.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert of Columbia
is spending a while with his brother,
Mr. F. E. Schumpert.
.Mrs. Addie H-jdges leaves this week
for an extended visit to Columbia ana
Miss Marie Schumpert is spending
the week in Columbia.
Mr. W. P. B. Harmon of Ninety
Six spent several days last week with
Dr. 'G. W. Harmon.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Mitchell are spend.
ing a while with Mr. Charlie Suber of
near Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dominick of
Kinards sent Sunday "with Mrs. C. T.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bedenbaugh.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Long and Mr.
.Ullie Long motored to Leesville Sunday.
Mr. W. E. Moseley spent the weekend
in Columbia.
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Simpson, r>r.
o 15 Sirrmsnn Mrs. G
diiu iui Ot v. *->. ?
C. Leonard attended the Kibler-Chapman
redding in/ Newberry Friday-evening.
Miss Bess Bowers leaves today for
Columbia, to spend tli)e week with
Mrs. E. W. Luther.
The Hunter-DeWlalt school had its
opening on Mand-.iy, October 16. A
number of the patrons came out to
give encouragement to the teachers
?ind pupils and to hear addresses by
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Rev. S. V. i5anenune ana uie rve*. u.
M. White. Mr. T. M. Mills was also
present and made a talk to the school.
Mr. W. B. Boinest a trustee and
member elect to the legislature also
spoke words of encoragement to the
The enrollment at the opening o!
the school was something over 70
and there will be many more as soon
as the farm work is caught up with.
The enrollment the last session was
more than 80 and it is expected this
session that it will reach close to
This is a rural graded school and
has three teachers, Mr. D. L. Wedaman,
Misses Lottie Lee Halfacre and
Ich. Mae Setzler. The people of the
community take just pride in the success
of the school and it is doing a
good work in community development.
The trustees are W. B. Boinesi,
P. Richardson, E. T. Werts. Thev
are progressive; and enterprising citi
zens of the Community and take a
lively interest in everything that is
for the development of the communis.
The Southern railway has eliminated
93 grade crossings between Orange,
Va., and Central, S. C., and in son^e
cases had to go under the road and
sometimes build a bridge over the
tracks. (And to think of the number
in Newberry county that could be
eliminated without any such expense
ov.,3 orirro Kotfar marl hM for t.he DUb- !
ailU fc, A * C* wv vi - ^
lie road. But some people have an
idea because the road has been where
it is for so many years that it would
be almost criminal to change it. With
the number, between Newberry and
Prosperity the wonder is that some
one is not lulled every day or injured.
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The first meeting of the county teach- j
' ers association was held in the high |
| school building 011 last Saturday
! morning at 11 o'clock.
County J=]^erintendent Barre in|
troduced Dr. James P. Kinard, who j
mads a talk on Compulsory Educa-1
T!io speaker first answered the ar- j
i ciiinrontc nciialK- arivanppri against
compulsory education and then drew
j some interesting facts from the cenj
sus report of 1910 bearing on this subject.
In that year every state in the union
had some form of compulsory attendance,
except the following: Alabama.
Georgia, Florida, Mississippi,
South Carolina and Texas. In 1915
the legislature of South'Carolina passed
an optional compulsory attendance
Shaking of white illiteracy in the
various states, the speaker stated
that in South Carolina for the period
of 1H00-191O the per centige of white
illiteracy was 10 per cent. Onlyj
j Louisiana had a greater per centage.'
The speaker referred next to the!
great awakening in education in!
Xorth Carolina and Tennessee.
In 1907 North Carolina passed a
compulsory attendance law and this
had the effect of decreasing the white
illiteracy in that state. The decrease
in North Carolina for 1900-1910 was
43 per cent, in Tennessee ior uie
same period was 35 per cent; while
in South Carolina the decrease was
only 4 per cent.
But there will be another story,
said the speaker, when the census report
for 1920 is published.
A great deal is now being done in
South (Carolina to reduce the illiteracy.
A. great many night schools have
been organized and many of the
school districts have come under the
provision o? the compulsory attendance
Thp law was nassed in Februray,
1915, and by November of the same
year Dillon county reported that 20
districts out of 25 had accepted the
At the same time Newberry reported
8 districts. There are more districts
now in Newberry under the
But in November Last there were
1887 school districts in South Carolina,
and up to that time only 131
had accepted the 1&W. This leaves
much to be done and presents a large
oDnorctunity to all the teachers of
the state.
After the talk of Dr. Kinard the
association went into an election for
officers for this year. The following
officers were elected:
President, James P. Kinard.
Vice-president, J. M. BedenbauglL
Secretary, Miss Sudie Dennis.
Members Executive Committee:
Prof. S. J. Derick, Mrs. W. C. Morris.
The association will meet at Newhorrv
sit thp hie'b school building ev-1
ery Saturday morning at 11 p'clock.
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*> Newberry. <?
?' Cotton 18.25 <S>
<?> Cotton seed, per bu 85.50 ^ j
< ' Prosperity. ? j
<? Cotton 1S.50 <?>!
Cotton seend, per bu 80.50 ^
<S> Pomaria, <&
Cotton 18.32 <*>
3> Coton seed, per bu 82.50 <$>
1 ^ T ifflo ?ftnntjiin. ^
Cotton 18 $
^ Cotton seed, per bu SI &
<S> Chappells. <$
<S> Cotton 18.65 ^
iCotton seed, per bu 88.80 ^
iSllTer Street. <S
! ^ Cotton 18.50
j Cotton seed, per bu 95
Kinards. 3
? Cotton 18.25
<$> Cotton seed, per bu 80 ^
$ Cotton 18.25 ^
'* Cotton seed, per bu 85.50 ^ J
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e> SOCIETY. 3>
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Amcng the many charming prenuptial.
affairs given to Miss Sara
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Houseai, wnose wcuuiug iu im.
C. Go^gans will occur .November 2nd,
was the bridge party given Saturday
afternoon by Miss Mary Wright at
her home in College street. Twelve
of Miss Houseal's friends were present
and a delightful salad course was
served after the card game in the
drawing room. <
Another very enjoyable party held
in honor of Miss Houseal was the
rook party given by her aunt, Mrs.
C. H. Cannon. The colors of pink and
white were very effectively carried
out in the decorations as well as the
refreshment^ which consisted of a
delightful ice course. Thirty-five
guests were present.
^^4. rsnA in every
f Ifccibctii L a11vi KA,ksA\s _ - _
way was the rook party given Saturday
afternoon bv Mr. and Mrs. John
P?. Mayes in compliment to Miss Kate
Summer and her attractive house
ruest. Miss Essie Kagood of Easley.
The rooms, where tables were 'arranged,
were attractive in their dec- j
orations of fall fiowers. After the j
games a delightful ice course wa:i ,
served. The hostess wms assisted in j
serving by Misses Nancy Fox and
EmYnie Dora PJurns.
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Mrs. C. A. Bowman was nosiess oai. ;
urday afternoon to the members of
the Fortnightly club, also the members
of the Emery Circle. Rook was
the chosen game after which the hosi
tess served sandwiches, tea and cake.
Mrs. Harry Blease gave the mem-!
bers of her Sunday School class a
very delightful picnic Saturday after*
noon. A merry afternoon was spent
in games and contests and very tempting
picnic lunch was served. Those |
present were: Gladys iWHlliams,'
Marie Long, Martha Latban, Eliza
beth Halfacre, Marion Caldwell, Pauline
Klettner, Ella Bowman and Ella
and Aline Dunn.
Mrs. .T. C. Poole was "hostess Wednesday
at -a. lovely dinner party given
in honor of Mrs. W. M. Simmons who ;
left fYiday for an extended visit to I
her daughter, Mrs. Rivers Stone in |
Sparatanhurg. The invited guests J
were Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. 0. L. Schumfcert,
Mrs. W. H. Carwile, Mrs. James
Mcintosh and others.
A very delightful affair of the past
Tveek was the "Parcel Fost" party
given Friday afternoon at the lovely
home of Mrs. R. H. Wright for the
benefit of the Civic League. After
the packages containing dainty and
useful articles had b*.en sold the ladies
were invited into the dining room '
which was artistically decorated in
pink rose3 and here tea was poured
by Mrs. L. W. Floyd and cake served
by Mesd^ines McCaughrin, Rooert i
W/iimoa Tr?hn i\Taves and Frank Sligii. |
LA n unusually enjoyable occasion
was Friday morning when Mrs. 0. B.
Mayer entertained the members of the ,
Emery Circle and >a number of other
friends in compliment to Mrs. Watts
of Laurens. The drawing rooms were
very lovely in their decorations of
ro'Ses and chrysanthemums -and here
the guests spent a happy social hour,
after which a delightful two course
luncheon was served. Assisting in
serving were: Mrs. Leland Summer,
Misses Minnie Gist and Harriet Mayer.
An exceedingly beautiful and -impressive
wedding was solemnized Friday
evening at 7 o'clock at the Lutheran
church when Miss Elizabeth
Kibler became the bride of Mr. Francis
Worthington Chapman of Dillon,
S. C. the Rev. Edward Fulen wider
officiating. The church was prettily |
and effectively decorated with a profusion
of pink and yellow chrysanthemums
and ferns and the aTcore
under which the bridal party stood
was covered with a tracery of Southern
smilax. Prior to the ceremony
Little Chance I
Citizens Bei
Candidates in The Herald ai
pcign are Seeking in Every
Not Rest on Ther C
Gentle reader, have you heard anything
About The Herald and News
great circulation campaign? Has any
one of the ladies asked you for a subscription?
If not, you are a very un.
lucky person. If you have not been
approached by one of the army of
workers in this campaign it is either
because you have not been located by
one of them or else none of them consider
you as a friend and that would
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be an awiui state 01 <ni<tir& ct? uuoc
candidates are mighty popular and
not to be on their list means that you
are a new arrival or else you are
certainly a "dead one.''
The young ladies in this campaign
are out with a fine tooth comb, and
there is no chance, 'Mr. Citizen, for
you to esc pe, so you had just as well
ma>e up your mind which one of these
rriitia fn-r ztrir\ I
1&C116S JOU iirc gumg iu 'un. v.*.? ,
just drop in The Herald ar.d News j
office and pay your renewal subscription
or start The Herald and News
to your address and have the votes
placed to her credit.
Don't Rest* on Tonr Oars.
Candidates are cautioned not to
rest on their oars, that is taking it
easy just because you were success- j
Jn oomirin? a. few subscriptions
1U1 Hi ...0 ?
last week, when this week is the very j
time you should be doing your verv
best work as the Extra Y<ote offer for
200 000 Extra Votes will expire Saturday,
October 28th. Let "keep-a-going"
be your slogan the balance of this '
week, in fact during the remaining
weeks of the campaign. Don't stop
thinking you will see Mr. Jones, Mr.
Smith sometime later, if anyone has
Miss Annie Kibier, on the organ, accompanied
by Miss Mary Kibier on
the violin, rendered a beautiful musical
program. The bridal party entered
the church to the strains of the
Lohengrin wedding . march. First
came the ushers, Charlie Barre, Mai- j
"r T ~ TT-irvn and Jack- I
coim joxxxi&Loiic, 1x1.1 ^
son Bowers, followed by the maids j
and groomsmen, who entered as fellows:
'Miss Rith Irwin with Will
Erown, Miss Susie Dawson with
Dr. E. E. Stuck, Miss Lois Bryant with
Jesse Mayes, Miss Ruby Goggans with j
William Bryant, Miss Agnes Chap- j
man with Gilbert Voigt, Miss Lilliaa |
Kibler with Sam Owens. These at-'
tendants crossed at the chancel and j
awaited the bride at each side of the j
altar. Next came the maid of honor,
Miss Julia Kibler and the tiny ring- f
bearer, M-ary Kibler Werts. carrying
the ring in a large pink chrysanthemum.
The 'bride entered on the arm of
ber father, Mr. J. M. Kibler and they
were met at the altar by the groom
and his best man, Mr. W. H. Stemple.
The bride was exquisitely gowned in
white willow taffeta with a court
train, embroidered in pearls end
i Milestones. Her veil was caught witn
orange blossoms and she wore a diamond
lavalliere, set in platinum, the
gift of the groom. Her bouquet was
of brides roses and valley lillies.
The maid of honor was gowned
pink chiffon and silver Lice, and carried
pink chrysanthemums, while
three of the bridesmaids were attired
in pink, and carried pink chrysanthe-j
mums and three attired in yellow and J
carried yellow chrysanthemums.
Immediately after the ceremony a
reception was given the bridal p.irty
at the "home of the bride's parents,:
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Kibler in Main
street. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman left
at 8:45 for a short wedding trip, afTvhiVh
tliev will be at home in,
Dillon. j
Mrs. Chapman is one of Newberry's
for Any
ng Overlooked
Place?Candidates Must
)ars, but Get in the
ring Class.
promised to give yoa a subscription
see them today, if you don't the other
fellow will see your prospect and get
the votes that rightly belong to yom
Of course you will blame the acquaintance
who subscribed through your
competitor^ that's "human nature" at
Josh Billings says.
Do not leave any turn untoned
or any stone unturned that will pos ibly
yield a subscription. Remember,
genius dart^ flutters and tires; Perseverance
wears and wins." Just to
shew you that he is rather recklesu
the campaign manager is going to
inflict this little near gem on the
readers of The Herald and News which
io m/\i*A orl.'i Kin f a* nnV* r\ f
id uivi c i ciuai n.auic jlux nuai wics
to say than wliat it actually says:
When it looks like all is up,
Drain the sweetness from the cup,
But keep-a-going.
See the auto's whizzing .by,
Get together, make a try,
If you feel like crying, cryBut
If anybody backs you up in a corner
and chokes it out of you just tell
theta that it will be the "keep-a-go
ing" ones who will wear the smile
that makes life worth while on December
2nd. The moral is as plain as
the language of the lovable old Mark
Twain's Truthful James.
Take the popular song?that is, it
was popular some time ago?
While the (goings Good" and fairly
fiy during the remaining days of the
200,000 Extra Vote offer for right now
the "going's" is the very best so take
advantage of this opportunity and
start today securing votes.
most charming ladies and is very gifted
Mr. Chapman. was formerly a professor
at Newberry college and is
now superintendent of the electric
l>lant at Dillon.
Th out of town guests were: Misses
Ruth -Irwin of Columbia; Lois Bry
ant of Orangeburg; Susie Dawson of
Lynchburg, Va; Dr. ?snd 3Irs. R. If.
D-.icus of Greenville; Messrs William
and Virgil Bryant of Orangeburg, and
Sam Owens of Georgetown.
J. >*. Leak One of the Heirs to Many
Greenville. Oct. 18.?J X. Leak, the
well known farmer and real estat?
man of Gray Court has received information
to eftect that he may
scon become heir to a portion of a
large estate now being settled in England,
according to news received here.
Mr. Leak's grandfather, James
Leak, immigrated to America -about
75 years ago and settled in Laurens
county. Two other brothers came to
America at the same time, one settling
in North Carolina and the other in
Texas. After reaching this country
the three brothers soon lost trace of
a fourth brother who remained in
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migiaiiu. r\.s uc jicrciio I'cut \jn t.u?
brother still in England became quits
wealthy and died, leaving an estate
valued at several millions.
Recently Mr. Leak and other relatives
in Texas have gotten in touch
with attorneys *in England who are
quite certain that they are^ the
rigrhtful heirs of the fortune which,
was left unsettled because of an unAffnrf
tn find the descend
ants of the deceased.
Mr. Leak has forwarded photographs
of his grandfather as well as
information which he believes
will be of value in proving his claim
to a share of the fortune.

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