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VOL XLIVA NO 84. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY' OCi'OBER 18. 1907. TWICE A WEEK. S1.50 A YEAR
SUPT. MARTIN IS MAD.-~
The Governor Appointed a Member of
State Board of Education With
out Consulting the Superin
Columbia, Oct. 16.-On receiving
notilfication this morning that Gover
nor Ansel had appointed Hayne F.
Rice of the Aiken bar to fill a vacancy
on the state board of education, Su
perintendent Martin sent the gover
nor a two page typewritten letter de
nouncing him in most sarcastic terms
for making the appointment without
consulting him, and notifying him
that on account of his policy he will
not offer for re-election as a state
Mr. Martin's Letter.
T.he letter from Mr. Martin to the
Governor is as follows:
Department of Edueation,
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 16,. 1907.
Hon. M. F. Ansel, Governor, Co
lumbia, S. CL-Dear Sir: Your letter
notifying me of the appointment of
Mr. H. F. Rice, of the Aiken bar, as
a member.of the state board of edu
eation was promptly received. So
you 'have succeeded in appointing a
lawyer and also in not consulting the
officer who is responsible to the peo
pAe for the conduct of the education
al affairs of the state.- 1 wish that it
were possible for me to think of
your action in this whole matter oth
er than as small-minded, officious and,
pernicious. I prefer to think of the
governor of my state as liberal-mind
ed, potential and statesmanly.
I note that you say that Mr. Rice
has taken an interest in school mat
ters. Likewise many of our -school
men have taken an interest in law,
but it does not follow that they
should be put upon the Supreme
Bench. They are hardly competent
to examine applicants for admission
to the bar and to discharge the,num
erous complicated, but technical, du
ties of the supreme court.
To -take a charitable view of the
situation, I believe you utterly fail
to grasp the duties of a member of
the state board of education. Some
time ago, when you made your sec
ond appointment of a lawyer on this
board I eba#raeterized your faction
with such language as seemed, at that
time, appropriate. I applied the mus
tard plaster, wvhich afterwards seem
ed rather pungent. The conclusion
is now bearing down upon me that
you are furnishing a concrete exem
plification of the characterization
above referred to. The appointee,
whom I shall designate as Lawyer
No. 2, happened to be too broad-gaug
ed a man to accept an appointment
in a department whose head had been
ignored. Appointee Lawyer No. 3,
"Prof.'' Rice, of* the Aiken bar, may
be of similar calibre, but if I am to
believe the report given to the press
concerning his appointment I should
say that he is at least -ambiguous,
amphibious, ambidextrous, ubiqui
tous and indeterminate. These char
acteris,ties may appeal to you.
As you perhaps know, you have
next year the appointment of the re
maining members of the state board.
of education, with the exception of
the secretary, who holds the position
ex.officio as state superintendent of
education, and I have the supreme
satisfaction of knowing that I do not
have to sit with them nor be bound
by their actions. I wish to give you
the pleisure of knowing here and now
that I shall not be a member of that
board an~y longer than is necessary
for me to discharge my duty an~d ob
ligation's to the people of South Car
olina. For two terms I have been
elected state superintendent of edu
cation Witho)ut opposition. I have
discharged my dutijes fearlessly and
vigorously. I feel the satisfaction of
having done some good for my peo
ple. I shall not ask for re-election.
I mention this in order that you may
indulge and cherish the fond hope of
getting a sate]lite of your own ilk. I
am somewhat in the position of the
old negro woman who went into a
dry goods store and asked for three
yards of red ribbon. The clerk wvas
very bow-legged. He started across
the store and said: "Walk this
way. The old woman said: "No,
sir: ll do witnout he ribbon before
I'll walk dat way." And I'll do
without my ribbon before I"ll walk
0. B. Martin.
'State Supt. of Education.
Governor Ansel's Le- er.
This ltt,:r %; reply '- . fcl
"State of South Carolina,
"Columbia, October 15, 1907.
"Hon. 0. B. Martin, State Super
intendent of Education, Columbia, S.
C. Dear Sir: I have appointed the
Hon. Hayne F. Rice, Aiken, S. C., as
a member of the state board of educa
tion to fill the unexpired term of
Prof. J. E. Boland, resigned. Mr.
Rice has taken great interest in
school matters for years. and I feel
sure that he will make a very useful
member of the board of education.
"Yours very truly,
"M. F. Ansel, Governor."
AMR1CAN HUSBAND A SLAVE.
A Mere Money-Maker and Washer
Of his Wife's Clothes, Says a
Paris, September 12.r-A French
woman has entributed her impres
sions of America to the Paris Matin.
Among other things she says:
"I used to believe that slavery was
abolished, but I have learned in New
York that that is not the case. Helotg
still exist in the persons of American
"From their earliest years they
are apprenticed to their hard lot by
being made the butts and drudges of
their sisters. American boys have to
give way -to every capriee of the
American girls. For woman in Amer
ica is a d'espot to be feared; she has
taken the place of the idol of stone or
wood to whieh the redskins offered
"A husband in the eyes of an
American wife is a machine for mak
ing money. He has no other reason
for existence, while her part consists
in spending what he makes.
"Ask any young girl engaged to
some fine young fellow of moderate
means how she has passed some holi
day wit'h her lover, and she will tell
"I've made him spend so many
"iA pleasure that is not expensive
is never a pleasure to an American
woman. That the poor man in a sin
gle day has seen a month 's earnings
disappear is a matter of no import
"When married this unfortunate
man sets forth to business early in
the morning. All the day he will
hardly take the time to swallow a
glass of milk without even sitting
down at the nearest bar; his time be
longs to the Idol; he has no right to
so waste the least bit of it on ~his!
"In the evening he returns, worn
out and worried, always to a board
ing house, for he has not even a
hearth, no American wife being will
ing to endure the work of keeping
house. And then his wife will give
him for a little relaxation her silk or
wool combinations to wash in the
wash basin, these being all the under
wear she uses, while her dress will
cost about $200; she, meanwhile, at
ease in a rocking chair, remains deep
in the delights of a novel.
"-The worst result is that, having
reduced their husbands to slavery,
American women despise them be
cause they are slaves-which is natur
al. They reproach their husbands
with being fit for nothing but mater
al work. while it is they who de
mand this material work.
"Hei resses dIreamn onlyv of nmarry
in men like t.hose in French novels,
from whom they will have to learn
in turn what it is to be ill-treated.
And as the result of their toil and
mad devotion American men see
their money and their women fly to
Undoubtedly, it is the early bird
that destroys the boll weevil.-News
TOWN WIPED OUT.
Fearful Explosion in Du Pont Pow
der Works, Followed by Others,
Kills About Thirty and Injures
Six Hundred-Seven Hundred
Brazil, Ind., Oct. 15.-Twenty-five
to thirty persons are dead and dying
and 600 injured and every house in
Fontanet destroyed, 700 residents
homeless, is the result of the explo
sion of the mills of the DuPont Pow
der Company near Fontanet today.
The first explosion in the' Glazing
Mill was quickly followed in the oth
er mills and the men ran for their
lives. At the first explosion the
town inhabitants ran from the
building, thus saving themselves and
no one was killed in the town, al
though not a single building is left
standing. Ninety minutes after the
ifirst ex.plosion the heat from the
burning mills exploded the great
powder mazagines severaly yards
away. A freight train on the switch
was par'tly destroyed by the concus
sion and caught fire. The heat from
the burning mills made the removal
of the bodies impossible. Eighteen
mangled bodies were taken to the
morgue to await identification. The
injured were found everywhere. The
front roofs, sides and foundations of
many buildings were blown to atoms.
A brick school building a quarter of
a mile away, was wrecked and many
children were injured, many serious
SHOT NEGRO WOMAN.
Only a Short Time Before She 'Tried
to Kill Dr. Linder-A Remark
Union, Oet. 154-At one o'clock
this afternooon Dr. Will L. Linder,
a prominent young physician of this
eity. shot three times Lucy Lipsey,
a negro woman, who, going to his
office on the morning of March 25, of
this year, shot him in the back with
out warning. The weapon used to-1
day by Dr. Lindler was a 32-calibre
pistol, one ball entering the right
breast and the second slightly below.
It is understood that the wounds are.
considered mortal, and the end will
The shooting occurred on Main
street, Dr Linder being on the side
walk and the woman in the door of
Swigert 's cash stoXie, inl the act of
coming out. As D'r. Linder fired the
shots, his father, Dr. S. S. Linder,i
canced to be coming up Main street
and was only a short distance away.
He sprang towards him and attempt
ed to prevent him from firing another
shot. In the slight struggle that ensu
ed Dr. S. S. Linder is said to have
called for help and was heard by Dr.
M. D. Huiett, who was in the Palmet
to Drug Company, two doors below.
Dr. Huiett ran to his assistance and
was handed the pistol by Dr. Will
As she was shot the woman is said
to have fallen to the pavement and,
falling, cried out "My Go.d, I'm
dead.'' Her sister, who had been in
he store with her, caught her as she
In a short while Dr. J. H. Hamil
ton and Dr. Hardy reached her side
and after an examination she was!
placed in a hack and taken to the
Rice Drug Co.. and then to her home*
near the old baseball grounds.
Immediately after the unfortunate
affair Dr. Tinder, with his father
went to Chief of Police Long and
surrendered himself. He was turned
ver to Sheriff Sanders by Chief
Long and is now in jail.
Dr. Linder's reznlar counsel. Mr.
T. A. Sawyer. left yesterday for New
York. hut in the event of the death of
the woman there wi'!l be no delay in,
Dr. Linder applying to he released
The President's early mornine swim
in Bear Enke i sanother vindication
of the theories of Ex,Tudge Alton B.
Parker.-News ahd Courier.
A rei who has something to say
ENJOINS DISPENSARY BOARD.
Matter Will'Come up in Richmond in
November-Order Was Secured
by Garrett & Co.
Columbia, Oct. 15.-Judge Pritch
ard has issued an injunction restrain
ing the dispensary winding up com
mission from paying out any money
in their hands until the claim of Gar
rett & Co., a wine concern, is settled,
a writ of mandamus being also asked
by Garrett & Co., to compel th-e com
mission to pay their claim.
The state, which has been using the
injunction process to close alleged
blind tigers, now finds itself the sulb
jeet of injunction and it will be inter
esting to know what course the state;
will pursue. The commission is the
agent of the state and the case brings
squarely up the right of the federal
courts to enjoin the sovereign state of
.The order is returnable before
Judge Pritehard at Richmond on No
vember 19, 1907, and at that time the
commission will coubtless. be, repre
sented by Attorney General Lyon and
the attorney for the commission, Hon.
W. F. Stevenson. Gov. Ansel was
very busy today and had not given
consideration to the matter, so that
it is not known what policy he will
direct to be pursued.
The? liquor concern of Garrett &
Co. is represented at this end of the
line by the firm of Weston & Aycock.
The firm has a claim against the old
state dispensary which haspbeen in
dispute and the commission has in
sisted that the firm take back a lot of
wines, which the commission for some
reason rejected, these wines having
been shipped back to Norfolk some
time ago, and refused by the firm at
th'at point. In, the complaint the
firm alleges that the commission 'is
about to pay other claims and not
pay their own and the injunction is
asked for in order that such payment
be restrained until -the application
for a writ of mandamus is argued be
fore the court to compel the commis
sion to pay the claim. It is recogniz
ed that the firm tannot sue the state,
of which the commission is the agent
erely. but it is claimed that a writ
of mandamus can be issued to compel
the commission to perform a duty
whi' : i.; alleged to be purely minis
teria!. It of course remains to be
seen whether or not the court will
hold that the duty is ministerial,
since the commission is by the act un
dr~ nhieh it is appointed, charged
with th? "duty of investigating and
determining the legality and justice
of all eclaims against the state dispen
sary. The commission, it will be ar
gnd, is a quasi-court, and th'at it can
not be enjoined or that a writ of
mandamus cannot be issued against
The amount of money which the
commission has on hand and which
is tied up by this order of Judge
Prithard is not dedfnitely known
but is something like $750,000.
The commission, if it respects the -in
junction, cannot pay out a cent of
this money as long as the order
stands. The claim of Garrett & Co.
is about $7,000 and the bond requir
ed is only $500. This appears to be aI
very small amount compared with the
total amount of money which is tied
tp by the order. The bond is sign
ed by. Garrett & (to. and by Gen.
Willie Jnes and Mr. J. P. Matthews,
president and cashier respectively of
the Palmetto National Bank of this
TWO CONVICTS BSCAPE.
From the State Penitentiary in Co
lumbia-Both Were From Green
Columbia. Oct. 16.--Two more es
apes from the South Carolina peni
tentiary, following up two of a few
days since, has caused a great deal
af speculation. Yesterday morning
about 4.30 o'clock, WaIter Allen and
Jas. Sudda.th, both trusties, eseaped
from the prison. They had been
sent to milk cows, along with four
regro convicts. The men werc given*
a good deal of liberty, and it was not'
thou-ht they would make an attempt '
TIMMERMAN REFUSES TO SET
Disclaims all Responsibility in Stol
en Bonds Matter-Former State
Treasurer Notifies Attorney
General that he Refuses
to Settle. s
Columbia, Oct. 14.-Attorney Gen- e
eral Lyon this evening received a let
ter from Dr. W. H. Timmerman, for
mer State Treasurer, in reply to Mr.
Lyon's letter of Saturday, in which
Dr. Timmern*n - declines to recog- S
nize his liability for the theft of
bonds by his former clerk, Daniel
Zimmerman, and consequently the At
torney General will institute suit on
the former treasurer's official bond
for the amount Ipst during his admin
istration, which is about $14,000, in
The letter from Dr. Timmerman is
as follows: Batesburg, S. C., - Octob
er 14.-Hon. J. Fraser, Lyon, Colum- 0
bia, S. C.-Dear Sir: Yours of 12th
instant is received in reference to G
stolen bonds claim. In answer there- is
to I will say that I do not consider .
myself morally or legally bound for
the value of the said bonds. I there- a
fore will abiae the decision of the
courts upon the question of liability. I
I will be slow to believe that the u
State of South Carolina will be so
unjust as to require of me payment s
for the stealage 6f a self--confessed
thief with the aid and instigation of A
a convicted criminal, neither of whom ,t
has yet received any punishment for S
their crime. And especially since I
was denied by statute the free exer- f
cise of my judgment in the naming of t]
clerks in the State Treasurer's of- F
fice so I refuse to make settlement.. o
Very truly yours,
"W. H. Timmerman."
Dr. Timmerman's reference to the t]
fact that he was not allowed to put
in the office clerks of his own selec- i
tion refers to the fact that when he
went into office he desired to ap- s<
point a kinsman as bond clerk, but
under the statute forbidding nepo
tism, he could not do so, and he then t<
retained Zimmerman, who had been
appointed by his predecessor, Dr. W. p
T. C. Bates. Zim'merman has confess- t,
ed the theft of the 19 state bonds, n
worth $12,500, but his case has been r
appealed on a technical point, and t
will not be argued until this winter.' b
Meanwhile he is on bond. His al- s
leged. confederate was convicted of
receiving stolen property, knowing 1r
to be stolen, but Mr. T. J. Gibson hass4 b
not been well enough to appear in
court and have the sealed sentence d
read to him, so that he, too, is virtu
ally free so far as the sentence of the a
court is concerned. Dr. Bates was in
the city today, but he has not yet re- $
plied to the Attorney General's let-.
ter in regard to his liability for the -
bonds stolen during his administra
tion. Treasurer Jennings has indi- a
ated his probable intention to settle
without suit. J. H. -
to get away. They were reported by
the negro prisoners to have been seen d
throwing down fodder to the cows.
Allen had been sent up for seven
years for murder in Greenville coun
ty, and had served four years as a t
trusty. Allen had killed a man nam
Suddath was serving a term for P
It has been the custom to allow the 0.
mountain men a good deal of liberty t
and they have never 'before been
known to violate the privileges given ~r
them. On occasions men from the
montain udistrie-ts have been sentenc
ed to a penitentiary sentenee, and al
1lowed to come to the prison without a
a guard, and they always came back
promptly. The otheers grew to have
reat faith in the word of these'
mountain men, and this was why the
prisoners who escaped today had been
llowed so many privileges.
Nothing has- been heard i-rom Dean
and Smith who escaped from the pen
itentiary a few days since.
Sooon the race for railroad com
missioner will be to the faster walker.
-,News and oCurier.
TAL JNti~Wb V- rz6v0rzjuLw.Lz
oeal Estate in Demand at Good Pri
Agree on Fee Bill.
Prosperity, Oct. 17.-Mr. W. Frank
heeley has accepted a position in.
olumbia and is now in th capital
ty, and will be glad to see his friends
uring fair week.
Mrs. Bielley has been on a visit
> friends in Newberry.
Messes G. Y. Hunter and A, B.
Vise attended the meeting of the
hriners in Columbia this week.
Mrs. Lizzie Hunter who had been
ick at her daughter's Mrs. A. H.
[awkins returned to her home in the
t. Lukes community on Sunday.
Little Miss Betsey Hunter is. vis
ing her aunts in town this week.
The Sorosis will meet with Mrs. J.
. Browne in a social meeting on
There will be communion in Grace
ngregation on Sunday morning.
Children's day will be observed by
race Sunday School on the 4th
unday. Program will be given next
Miss Annie Singley is visiting her
unt, Mrs. P. C. Singley this week.
Mesdames J. M. Werts and S. D.
Yuncan spent a day in Newberry this
Miss Nannie Simpson, of Laurems,
pent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Mr. J. M. Werts and family and
fr. and Mrs. D. M. Cromer attended
ie funeral of Mrs. A. L. Aull last
Mr. W. E. Moseley has .returned
rom the Jamestown exposition and a
rip through Pennsylvania, going to
ittsburg, Altoona and other centres
Messrs. J. D. Quattlebaum and E.
. Mathis are at Batesburg attending
e Tri County fair this week.
Miss Lillie Mae lussell is visiting
i Columbia this week.
Prof. W. E. Monts opened his
ihool at Delmar, Saluda county, this
W. Q. Hipp, of Pomaria, was- in
:wn on Thursday.
Mr. S. J. Kohn has sold the Lester
lace, bought two or three weeks ago,
D Rev. I. S. Caldwell, Mr. Koh
iade a nice little profit showing that
eal estate is in demand in this see
[on. He says he regrets he sold it,
ut he is a trader and could not re
ist the profit feature. -
Fee bill for Prosperity and -sur
ounding country, adopted by New
erry County Medical Society.
One (1) visit per day in town in
ay time and before 9 p. m. $1.50.
Subsequent visits on same day and
t se place, day time, $1.00.
Night visits- after 9 p. m. in town
Visits in country from 1 to 6 miles
-day time-each $2.00.
Visits in county from 1 to 6 miles
fter sundown $2.50.
Visits in country from 6 to 9 miles
-day time-each $2.50.
Visits in country from 6 to 9 miles
fter sundown, eacli $3.50.
Visits in country over 9 miles
ay time-each $3.00 and over.
Visits in country over 9 miles after
ndown, each $4.00 and over.
"Call visit'' when passing (first
me) in country $1.50.
Detention over time of usual visit,
er hour $1.00.
Office visits-abscesses, felons, hyp
1eermic injeetions, physical examima
ons. etc., $1.00.
Certificates for exemption from
>ad or other public duty $1.00
Adminiterinlg anesthetic $3.00.
05stetrical case $10.00.
Reducing fracture and disiocah1onls
adddressing same $5.00 to $50.00
Aputations $5.00 to $100.00.
Jacob S. Wiheeler.
Geo. Y. Hunter.
John J. Dominick.
C. T. Wyche.
J. I. Bedenbaugh.
Why not keep the comic supple
tent out of the educational system
, out arolina?--News and Cour