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VOL. XLII. NO. 85 NEWBERPRY. S. C.. 1'FTE DAY JULY It, 1905. TWICE A WEK1.0YA
SEC'T'Y CHEATHAM'S CHARGE
It Was Claimed that Holmes Had
Furnished Advance Information
to New York Brokers.
Washington. July 8.-As a result of
inxestigation by secret service agents
into the charges made by Richard
Cheatham. Secretary of the Cotton
Planters' association, that informa
tion has been given to cotton brokers
in New Yo'k by some person or per
sons in the bureau of statistics of the
-department of agriculture, secretary
Wilson today made public an offcial
report in which he states that Edwin
S. Holmes. associate statistician, has
been guity of "juggling" ofnvial re
The report says that it has been
found that Holmes communicated ad
vance information to L. C. Van Rip
per, a New York broker, and H.
Haas, of New York, who acted as a
;go-between in conveying information
from Holmes to New York brokers,
including Theodore H. Price.
Steps have been taken by Secre
tary Wil:on to prevent further leak
age of department figures, and an en
tire reorganization of the bureau. of
statistics and the manner of prepar
ing the monthly crop reports has
been outlined by him.
The papers in connection with the
investigation have been referred to the
United States Attorney for the Dis
trict of Columbia and he Ws reported
.that in his opinion criminal prosecu
tin will not lie against Holmes. who
has been dismissed.
The secret service agents found
that Holmes had grown immensely
wealthy in a few years.
Price Makes Denial.
New York.. July 8.-Theodore H.
Price, the New York cotton broker,
declared that he had no acquaintance
with or k nowledge of either L. C.
Van Riper or M. Haas. from whom
he is said in the report of the depart
ment of agriculture, to have received
information concerning t'he cotton
VICTIM OF POLITICS.
How Governor Davis, of Arkansas,
Ousted. Dr. Hartzog.
Arkansas papers of late date lift the
.lid from tthe proceedings of the trus
:tees of the State university. and show
how Dr. Henry S. Hartzog was traded
out of the presidency of that instit.1
tion. Governoir Jeff Davis. if thal
-state, appears to be a regular W*esterr
Tillmnan, the new president anothe1
rule-the-roo,'st politician, with an ey<
very astute t. the height and strengtF
of his political iences.
No charges had been made agains
Dr. I-artzog. and none could be. fo:
during t'he three years of his adminis
tratio)n he had worked with might an<
main towards the upbuilding of th<
university, and had "'succeeded mag
nificentlv.' as :he Fayetteville paper:
say. It has been his constant purpos
to- lift the university out of p litics
The .2 vernlr andl one triustee wer<
wa .. over by ptr'mise If a judicia
that greeted "iim was spontaneous. en
thutiiastic, deaiening. it was hurri
cane-like in its intensity-the iremen
i dus cheering grew iII y,Alumne and
intensity until the audience became
almost tincnitr, llable."
The affair has brought ,ne embar
rassmnent to Dr. Hartzog-the ditticul
ty ot selecting )ut ,f the numerous
propositions +,f far greater proft and
-pportunity showered upon him. He
is wanted from the Mississippi :o the
JET BLACK ROSES GROWN?
An Englishman Said to Have Dis
covered the Secret.
New York. June 26.-Florists in
New York were greatly interested to- 1
day in the announcement that an Eng
lishman has discovered how to grow
jet black roses, a feat whic!i has been
vainly attempted for many years. If 1
a dozen of them could be offered for 1
sale to-day in the city. leading florists
agreed that there would be no diffi
culty in obtaining $1,200 for the
On a few states along the Rhine
practicall b'ack roses have been grown i
for the last ten years, but a1 efforts a
to eliminate a reddish tint in the cen
tre of the bud have so far failed. No
secret has been more closely guarded ,
by the German gardeners than this 1
one of developing even a compara
tively black flower. Visitors are al
lowed to look at the bushes and buds
on special occasions, but w'hat in
gredient has been put into the soi! to 1
bring about the abnormal color has
'not been told, even to close friends.
In California a specialist has also 1
been partly successful in producing
roses practically black, but, according
to an announcement in London, it re
mained for a peddler of shoe laces to
attain perfection. It was said to-day
by New York florists that undoubted
ly the color is the result of a chemical
introduced in the soil.
The same principle, however, is sup
posed to be involved as in the produc
tion of blue hydrangeas, which are
produced by putting iron into the soil
in which the plants are grown.
The black blossoms would be most
popular as indications of mourning.
but it was agreed by florists that the
day is yet distant when any one of
the freaks kill he seen in their win
Does Family Count?
"I go a great deal on family," re
marked the Ward McAllister of the
community. -"I tell you there's lots in
blood; family counts"'
Ah! does it?
Abra'haii Lincoln's father was se
poor that the negroes called him p0'
white trash, and Abe himself wvas born
Iin a log hut wvith cracks in the wvall
so wide that you could throw a dose
through them, and 'his mother's name
was Nancy Hanks.
The fat.her .of John Adams ran a
corner grocery. John Quincy Adams
however, had "family" back of him.
for his father, John, had been Presi
denit of t.he United States.
James K. Polk grubbed roots out
of a ne.w farm in North Carolina until
he got too strong t.o work for his
father, then he managed to secure a
job 'in a country- store.
Andre w Jo hns 'n married "fanmily"
fr his wife knecw enocughl to teach
[iE DISPENSARY SIDE
PRESENTED AT POMRIA
k PLEASANT GATHERING FOR
kddresses By Seantor Cole. L. Blease,
The Rev. J. A. Sligh and Mr. R.
With about three hundred people
n attendance, the campaign upon the
lispensary question in this county
spened at Pomaria on Saturday. ad
iresses being delivered by Senatoz
;ole. L. Blease, the Rev. J. A. SligI
md R. Y. Kibler, of Columbia. The
>ccasion was a barbecue given by Mr
kdam L. Aull. of Potnaria. It ha:
)een Mr. Aull's custom for severa
ears past to give a 'cue during th
veek in which the fourth of July falls
mnd this year, the agitation to vote ou
he dispensary in this county having
)egun. he decided to invite the lead
!rs on both sides of the movement cc
leliver addresses, and invitations were
txtended to Senator Blease, represen
:ing the dispensary side, and to Mr. A
Jones and Dr. Geo. B. Cromer. rep
-esenting those who favor voting oul
he dispensary. Mr. Blease acceptec
:he invitation. Mr. Jones gave hi!
-easons for not accepting, in a letter
hich was read by the chairman of
:he meeting. at the request of Mr. A
L. Aull. After the speeches of Sena
:or Blease and Mr. Kibler the call foi
:he Rev. J. A. Sligh was so strong thal
ie was .orced to respond, and -h<
nade an address. stating that when hE
,vas in the state senate he had vote<
,or the dispens,ary, believing Then, a!
ie believed yet, that it was the bes
;olution of the liquor question, it 'be
ng impossible to enforce prohibition
which he would favor if he believe<
it could be enforced. Mr. F. H. Dom
nick was also called upon for
speech. but preferred not to enter int<
the discussion as be did not inten<
taking part in th.e campaign, owing t<
his position in the supervisor's offic<
and as commissioner of election.
Those in attendance upon the 'cu<
and who heard the speeches include<
representatives of the entire lowe
section of the county, and severa
from other sections of the county
Among them, as could be gathered b:
a representative of The Herald an
News, the sentiment was strongly ii
favor of retaining the dispensary
and there seems to be little doubt tha
in and around Pomaria the dispensar:
Something Of Pomnaria.
Pomaria is one of the best section
of Newberry comity, and that mean
one of the best sections of South Car
oina. The town is small, but the bus
iess of the merchants is good. an:
every y'ear new life is being infusec
The Pomaria oil mill is one of th
town's recent enterprises. whichi
undler the manag~ement of busines
men of energy and ability, insuring it
success. Among those who carry
line of general merchandise are Au!
& H ipp, the Setzler Co.. C. H. Co-.mte
J. L.. Graham & Co.. WVedaman Bros
and H-entz Bros. The surroundin:
farming lands are fertile and well cul
tivated, and the planters are prosper
')us. M\ost of them raise most of thei
home supplies at h ime, and t.hey ar
.\'. the' requec-t of \lr. .\dami L. A-ul
dispeinsary "ut Ifi this county have c
made a special appeal to me to with
draw my acceptance of yotrr kind in
vitati''n to, be present with vu tomor- h
ri)w to discuss the temperance ques- v
tii,n. and as they feel that it would he a
di:fficult f-or me to satisfy the people [
that I was only there in my" individual t
capacity and no,t as a representative I
if the co mmittee. I have decided to d
c-mpip with their request. although I -
see no reason myself why I could not.
Thanking you again for your kindness b
in inviting me. I am. b
Sincerely yours. ' I
A. C. Jones. c
State Senator Cole. L. Blease was i1
then introduced by Chairman Aull. i
Senator Blease's Address. t
Mr. Blease said he had.hoped that b
any campaign with speech making s
would not be necessary this summer a
but this questi,,n has been forced upon
us and we must meet it. Every time t
it had been his privilege to appear be- v
fore the people here before, he had n
appeared as a candidate seeking public t
oftice. Today he appeared not as a t
candidate, but as a representative of
the people of Newberry county.
He had hoped that Dr. Cromer and i
Mr. A. C. Jones would be present, be- a
cause he wanted to meet the other
side on the stump, as was shown by s
the challenge which he had issued in .c
the prss. In 1892 a resolution was in- a
troduced in the house of representa- C
tives by Mr. Perry, of Greenville, pro- c
viding for submitting this question to
the people. The prohibitionis-cs op
posed the resolution, and it 'was de- t
feated. His position, said Mr. Blease,
had always been to submit this ques- i
tion to the people in the primary. In
1898 the Newberry county convention
,assed a resolution asking that the
State convention provide for an elec
tion upon the liquor question in the
I primary of that year. In the state
- convention, said Mr. Blease, Tillman
choked it tQ death, and today Sena
tor Tillman was clamoring for the
same Thing which he- declined to give
in 1898, when Newberry county unani
mously asked him for it.
Wanted Question in Primary.
In the house in goo Mr. Blease said
I that 'he again advocated submitting
this question to the people in the pri
mary. and today he was still in favor
of 'that plan, but he was opposed to
r submitting-it in any general election
I at any time.
He had been told that if he took
the stump in this discussion 'he would
tdig his political grave. If he had to
tlive politically by deceiving his peopTe,
the sooner his people put him in his
political grave the betier it would be
Sfor them. He 'had been told in 1892,
Swhen he opposed prohibition, that he
-was digging his political grave. He
- had been told the same thing in 1894.
Iwhen he refused to pledge betwveen
-Butler and Tilln"in: .he had been cold
Sthe same thing in the prohibition tight
Sof I894. and he had been told that
5when he went toi the senate. if he
5 pursued certain measures 'he would
a dig his political grave. He had been
1 todld that wvhen he opposed bonds for
.good roads three years ago, when he
- voted for Hampton to be re-elected
*United States senator. and when he
- Ivoted for Wallace to be .re-elected
-judge that he was dligging his political
e I Ileave it ti yo u."' he said. "'and not
only ti you but ti one of the most
bi)tter pol'itical enemies I have ever
had,1( tha-t man who in his paper came
Lal the real purposes of this move
enit. and they won't come on the
winmp before von face to face. Pro
ibition has been pr-ved in every state
-here it has been tried. to be a farce,
nd I stand here ready to prove it.
t was said of the last legislature that
icre was an agremrnt between the
riends of the dispensary and the anti
ispensary people not to do anything.
'he members of the legislature are
nod men, who wore no man's collar
,ut their own and 'had no special
rand of politics except that they are
)emocrats. The legislature found
harges of all kinds before it. When
asked for proof it couldn't get it.
'herefore. I introduced a resolution
a investigate these charges and to
ring a report back at the next ses
ion. As a member of that investi
ating committee and the author of
hat resolution. I propose to show
hings that will surprise you and
ill open your eyes. These .men could
or act without that knowledge before
hem, and that committee will put
hat knowledge -before them.
Wait for the Investigation.
Vhy not wait for -chat report? If
is not an honest report, I will re
ign my seat, you being the judges.
"Who are the leaders on the other
ide? I can't speak of them, because
hey are not here. They were invited,
nd they were afraid to come. Which
ne of them ever supported Tillman
r the farmers' movement except to
et office? Which one of them sup
orted the Haskell movement? Let
hem answer, and God be their judge.
"After the dispensary, then what?
know why they are not here. I love
good. clean fight, not with your
ists, but in debate. I love to fight
gainst odds. I love it anywhere you
ut me, and I want to say to them
vhat a great statesman said when he
vas in a presidentia-convention. He
valked up to another and laid his
iand on his shoulder, and said, 'Joe,
,od Almiglity hates a quitter,' and I
vish to add, he loves a loser, if he -
good fighter, and crowns a victor.
e may love me, he may crown me,
iut he will never hate me.
Prohihition Not the Aim.
"What says the Columbia State?
oin the prohitionists all ready for the
:ommon charge upon the foe. What
:ommon foe? The dispensary. Then
t goes to work and takes issue with
VIr. Brunson, an honest pro' : tionist,
mnd advocates high license. Then
vakes up old Granny in Charleston,
md admits that she, 'too, is fighting
~or 'high license. The Darlington
T'ews is honest. 'This newspaper.' it
ays. 'is not much on prophecying. but
eliev% the downfall of the dispen
arv means the downfall of Tillman.
ilman and the dispensary have been
o e'osely allied for the past ten years
hat they must stand together or fall
:ogether. - A god. clean, strong man
:an heat Tillman for senator in 1906.'
Tat fellow is honest. That is the
:ruth of the whole business. It is
;mply the old fight concealed tinder
:he name of prohibition. This looks
like an hocnest prohibition fight. to
publish a thing like that, don't it?
"The idea of a man saying it is not
to his personal interests to come be
ore you! Personal in'terest? WXhat
else is in it? \Vhy niot go before the
people, in stead of dodging?
The Anti-Dispensary Forces.
It is the greatest comb.ination on
the earth: The hone'st prohibition
i:then the ig> license people;
':he th!e .,b barkeepc'ers: then the