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VOL XLIV NO 98 NEWBERRY, S. C. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 6.1907.T
BISHOP SPRINGS SURPRISES b
AT GAFFNBY CONFBRBNCE.
As his Reason for so Many Changes c
He Asserts His Belief . in Rota- (
tion in Office as Being Good I
News and Courier.
Gaffney, December 2.-Tonight I
will be long remembered by the
Methodists of South Carolina. It was (
expected that there would be many (
changes in the conference, but the I
Bishop handed out a number of sur- ]
prises. Before reading the appoint
ments the bishop made a talk, set- '
ting forth his reason for making e
changes. He said that no one was I
reduced because of inefficiency, but
because he believed in rotation of I
the ministers both as to place and
office. He thought it right that pre- t
siding elders should go back into the '
pastorate and make some new ser
mons and stay with their families.
The bishop said he had had all the
experiences of the pastorate and was
not giving any appointments which I
he himself had not had. His talk
was well received. The conference
was in a spiritual condition, having I
just held an , experience meeting. I
There were songs and witnessing, I
and when the bishop arose to read 2
the appointments the body was in a .
ten-Aer mood., The bishop begged all (
to tke their work without complaint A
and do the best work of their lives.
The appointments are as follows: I
Anderson District. E
Presiding elder. A. J. Oauthen.
St. John's, P. B. Wells; West End
M. Lawson; Orrville, S. C. Mor
ris; Antreville, Wan. Ruff; Clem
si t ollege, J. H. Graves; Donald's
S. W. Henry; Lowndesville, .0.. -M.
Abney; McCormick. J. M. Friday;
Mount Carmel, J. W. Bailey; Pel
zer, E. P. Green; Pendleton, J. F.
Anderson; Starr, G. F. Harmon, Jr.; .I
Walhalla and Seneca, J. C. Yoiinge;
C. D. Mann, supernumerary; Town
ville, C. L. McCain; Walhalla mis
sion. J. L. Singleton; Westminister,
R. R. Doyle; Williamston and Bel
ton, R. L. Holroyd; G. T. Harmon, '
Presiding elder. W. I. Herbert. 3
Allendale station, H. B. Browne; 3
Appleton, J. T. Peeler; Beaufort e
and Port Royal, A. B. Watson; Beth- 3
el circuit. C. W. IBurgess; Black (
Swamp, J. E. Beard. Charleston:(
Bethel. M. W. Hook; Trinity, Peter J
Stokes: Spring Street, G. P. Wat
onn; Cumberland, S. T. Creech;
'%unt Pleasant, to be supplied;
Eh'i- ardt. T. L: Belvin; Hampton, J. I
W. F<lkins; IHendersonville, J. M. s
1lin.b; Ridgeland, J. 3. Copeland;
3d 0, S. D. Vauga?n; Smoak's, I
a. Sojourner; South Hampton, W. I
T. atriek: Walterboro, J. L. Dan- I
iel: Younz's Island, B. G. Vaughan. I
Cokesbury District. j
Pr*esiding elder, J. C. Roper. I
Abbeville. J. W. Arial; Butler, W. E
P. Way; Coakesbury, F. E. Dibble. t
reen wood: Main Street, M. B. Kel- t
.Greenwood and Abbeville Mills,
R. Whitaker; Kinard 's, D. P. 15
yd. Newberry: Central, J. W. I
ollin: O'Neall Street .and Mollo- 'I
on. J1. T. Miller; Newberry circuit,
H. Best: Ninety .Six. E. T. Hod
s; Parksville. E. F. Seoggins;
hoen ix. J. E. Striekland; Prosper- t
.y, H. W. Whitaker: Princeton, J. L.
ay: Saluda. D. E. Camak; Verdery, J
.B. Wiegzins: Waterloo, 0. L. Du- I
nt: Whitmire. F. Speer: Lander II
liege. W. 0. Wilson; Student Van- 't
rbilt University, J. B. Kilgore. e
iColumbia District. e
Presiding elder. J. W. Daniel. I
Aiken. W. J. Snyder; Batesburg, I
S. Beasley: Bath, W. S. Meyers. I
lum' ' 4: Wa<hington Street. H. W.
rs: ain Street, A. N. Brunson;
ni Street. B. R. Turnipseed; I
by. L. L. Bedenbaugh; Brooklyn,
McCain: Edgewood, C. E. Peel; I
feld. L. D. Gillespie: Fairfield. (
Spinks: Gilbert. 0. N. Round- r
Graniteville. J. N. Wright:
1. Brablam; Lexington, A. L. Les
ie: Lexington Fork, J. C. Holley; 1
Zorth Augusta. J. L. Stokes; Ridge- I
av. J. K. Inabinet; Wagoner, D. R. 4
tuff; Langley, E. A. Wayne; Colum
ia College, W. W. Daniel; Epworth
);plianage. W. B. Wharton; Paine
College, G. W. Walker; assistant I
>unday-school editor, L. F. Beatty; r
.onference missionary secretaries, I
I. B. Browne and P. F. Kilgo. I
Florence District. I
Presiding elder. P. F. Kilgo.
Bennettsvillee R. E. Turnipseed; (
3eunettsville circu-it, W. P. Mead
>s; Bennettsville and Berea, W.
uick; Brightsville, P. B. Ingraham;
Jartersville, H. Etheridge; Cheraw, 1
3. G. Murphy; Cheraw circuit, F. S.
look; Chesterfield, J. J. Stephenson; f
,lyde, J. B. Welldon; Darlington,
rinity, D. M. McLeod; Darlington
rcuit. J. R. T. Major: Florence, R.
. Jones, Iartsville, T. T. Dunlap;
refferso;n, W. H. Perry; Lamar, J.
. Tyler; Liberty, D. H. Exerett;
iarlboro, R. A. Rouse; MciColl sta
ion, G. C. Leonard; South Florence,
V. C. Gleaton; Timmonsville. E. W. ]
Greenville District. ]
Presiding elder, W. M. Duncan.
Clinton, W. H. Hodges; Easley, C.
3. Burns; Fountain Inn, G. H. Wad- I
ell; Gray Court; R. M. DuBose;
reenville, Buncombe street, W. A.
dassebeau; St. Paul's, J. L. Harley; 1
-ampton avenue, A. E. Driggers; ]
Vest Greenville, W. B. Justus; ]
>ampson and Poe, J. N. Isom; (
xreenville eireruit, J. P. Attaway;
freer's, J. A. Cook; Laurens, First
shurch, J. D. Crout; Laurens .cir
uit, A. A. Merritt; Monaghan and
Voodside. T. A. Gross; North Pick
ns, S. P. McCarty; Pickens, N. G. ]
allenger; Piedmont, S. T. Black
nan; South Gireer, J. J. 'uggin;
Cravellers' Rest, J. R. Walker; West
,asey; D. D. Jones. ]
Presiding elder, E. 0. Wilson.
Blenheim, J. E. Rushton;- Britton's
Teek, R. A. Brock; Brgwnville, C.,
L. Peeler; Bucksville, G. P. Penny;
,entenary, J. C. Counts; Conway, G.
. Edwards; Conway circuit, J. C.
)avis; Clio, F. H. Shuler; Dillon, ]
V. C. Kirkland and J. A. Campbell,.
uperan; Gallivant's. W. C. Kelly;
atta, H. R. Mil1s; Latta circuit,
V. B. Baker; Little Rock Dillon Milli.
V. C. Owen; Loris, T. F. Gibson;
larion, J. W. Kilgo; Marion circuit,
F. H. Montgomery; Mullins, W. L.
ait: Mullins circuit, D. Tiller;
orth Mullins, A. MeFarlane; Wac
amaw. F. W. Godbold. Student
anderbilt University, J. H. Brown.
onference secretary education, W.
. Kirkland. Missionary Evangelist,
Orangebrug District. 4
Presiding elder. C. B. Smith. 4
Bamberg station and mills, T. G.
lerbert and S. W. .Danner; Branch- t
ille. E. H. Beekham; Barnwell, R.<
L Younge; Cameron. A. C. Walke ; I
)enmark and Blackville station, J. <
. Traywick; Edisto, L. E. Wiggins; 4
lloree, J. WV. Neeley; Fort Motte,]
.H. Manly; Providence circuit, E. (
t. Wilkes, J. F. Way, sup.;i
orway. J. A. Graham; Orangeburg,
it. Paul's, L. P. McGhee; Orange-.t
surg mills; N. F. Jackson; Orange
lurg circuit, G. W. Davis; Orange,e
1 F. Duke; Rowesville, A. R. Phil
Eps; Springfield, G. W. Duke, M. M.r
erguson, sup.; St. Matthew's, J. H.
'hacker: Swansea, G. R. Shaffer. I
Rock Hill District.
Presiding elder, R.. E. Stackhouse.
Blackstock, H. L. Singleton; Ches
er. M. L. Barnly: Chester circuit,
. E. Holler; East Chester, S. M.t
ones: East Lancaster, E. M. Me
issiek: Fort Mill. WV. M. Owen;
iekery Grove, S. D. Bailey: Lancas-.
er. W. A. Fairey, Lancaster
ireut. W. C. Wy:me; Lan-'
aster and Chester mills, F. E.
odges; North Rock Hill, W. A.
seekh am: Richburg. W.'S. Martin;
toek Hill. St. John 's, T. C. O'Dell;r
\vest Main street. J. M. Rogers; t
fanhester. to be supplied: -Rock 'l
ll circuit, WV. H. Arial; Vana
vek, C. P. Carter; Winnsboro, (
lenry Stokes; Yorkville, H. J.
~authen and S. A. Webber, super
umrary; York eircuit. H. B. Hardy.
Presdin elder, M. L. arlis -
Belmont, V. W. Williams; Blacks
mrg; C. C. Derrick; Buffalo and
3ethel, B. M. Robertson: Clifton and
~owpens. R.. W. Humphries: Caro
)ello, E. Z. James: Cherokee. J. T.
1ieFarlane: Enoree. J. C. Chandler;
xaffney, Buford street. S. B. Harper;
limestone street. I. N. Stone; Gaff
iev circuit. T. B. Owen: Jonesville,
. P. Tavlor: Kelton, J. A. White;
?acolet, T. J. White; Reidsville, J.
I. Moore; Santuc, W. L. Gault;
Spartanburg. Bfethel. M. Dargan;
,entral, R. S. Truesdale, and W. S.
tokes, supernumerary; Glendale,
V. H. Polk; Duncan and Saxon, J. T.
Fowler; City mission, J. W. -Shell;
nion. Grace. D. W. Keller; Green
treet, J. G. Farr; Wofford College,
inancial agent, R. A. Child; South
'rn Christian Adovcate editor, S. A.
Jettles; Inman, H. L. Powell. ,
Presiding elder. J. E. Carlisle.
Cade's. R. F. Bryan; Cordesville,
V. T. Bedenbaugh; Cypress, J. E.
..arter: St. George circuit. T. J.
?lyde, Georgetowh: Duncan, T. E.
qforris; West End, W. H. Murray,
Treeleyville. L. E. Peeler: Grover,
1. W. Barber; Harleyville, J. P. In
tbinet; Harper's. W. H. Tifrower;
Tohnsonville, J. L. Mullinix; Kings
:ree, J. E. Mahaffey; Lake City, S.
T. Bethea; McClellanville, E. K.
loore; Pinopolis, J. P. Winning
iam; hidgville. H. C. Mouzon;
3ome, W. S. Goodwin; Salters, W. T.
atrick; Sampit. J. 0. Carroway; St.
eorge, J. W. Steadman; Scranton,
W. S. Henry; Summerville. M. Auld.
Presiding elder, Waddy T. Duncan.
Bethany. T. W. Munnerlyn; Bish
)pville, P. A. Murray; Camden. C. C.
Elerbert; Heath Springs, R. E.
3harpe; Jordan,. S. H. Booth; Ker
;haw. 0. A. Jeffcoat; Lynchburg, S.
). Cantey; Manning, D. A. Phillips;
ew Zion. E. P. Hutson; Oswego,-D.
lucks; Pinewood, J. H. Noland;
?rovidence, W. B. Gibson; Riehland,
3. S. Felder; St. John and rmber.
G L. hbiienet Siumter, First Churoh,
1r. B. Duncan; Magnolia street, J. d.
?'ilson; Summerton and St. Paul's
;tatioii, E. S. Jones; Wateree, W.
Transfers, W. H: Hardin, Little
lock Conference; W. A. Betts,
ANTITOXINE KTTLS BANKE.
Sudden Death Comes to W. P. Caine,
Casbier of the Bank of
iews and Courier.
Laurens, December 2.-Mr. W. P.
Jaine, eas.hier of the Bank of Laur
~ns, died today at 12 o'clock from the
Mfets of a prophylactie dose of anti
oxine. Mr. and Mrs. Caine had a
hild very sick with diphtheria, which
ad been given yesterday 3,000 units
>f antitoxine. Today Mr. and Mrs.
Jaine took a prophylactic dose of
,000 units eaeh. T.he dose Mr.
aine took brought on a convulsion
mmediately and he expired in a very
~hort time. Such effects from anti
oxine are extiremely rare -and the
>hysicians regard it as an idiosyn
Mr. Caine was a young business
nan of much promise. He was the
dest son of the late E. M. Caine.
Besides a mothbr and several broth
'rs and sister9 he leaves a widow
tnd two small children.
The unfortunate occurrence was a
reat shock to the community and
he town is full of sympathy for the
'Who is the most prominent man in
outh Carolina who has not been
'mentioned'' for ,United States sen
vr-es and Courier.
What is the difference between a.
nan who advocates Mr. Bryan for:
he Democratie nomination, while be
ievingz that he cannot be elected, and
n asistant Republican?-News and
It is reported that an American
nillionaire is about to bestow a
lanzhter without ducats on a duke.
-wsa nnd Courier.
STATE SUPREME COURT
Judgment in Case of $30,000 Fine
In Favor of Railroad Com
Raleigh, N. C.. Dec. 4.- The StatE
supreme court in a decision hande<
down this evening reversed JudgE
Long of the superior court in the
matter .of a $30,000 fine imposed or
the Southern Railway company fo:
selling passenger tickets at a rate it
excess of 2 1-4 cents, the state rate
At the same time the opinion affirm
the act of the court and the constitu
tionality 'of the legislative act in
prescribing . punishment of agent
and officials of the road for selling
tickets at-an excess rate, the biing
ing of penalty suits of $500 each b:
individuals against the corporatior
for violation of the law, and holdinc
that the federal court has no author
ity to issue an injunction agains
bringing suits, criminal or' civil
against the railroad, as it would il
thus enjoying a criminal action bE
bringing a suit aginst the state
which is forbidden by the Unite(
States law, as the act of the legisla
ture is self-operating as to passen
ger fares and required no action 01
the part of the state.
The opinion is of the four justice
of the court and is dissented from b;
Chief Justice Clarke, who holds tha
if an agent be fined or imprisone<
that the railroad can also be fine(
as punishment for its acts in casus
ing an agent to sell tickets at illega
rates. In his dissenting opinion he in
timates that the legislature should b
called together in special session s
as to make the act so explicit tha
the railroads can be punished b;
Extra Session Not Needed.
Associate 'Justice Brown, in a coa
eurring,opinion with the court; say
that there is no 'need of an extra ses
sion of -tle legl ature, that if -th
act as it stadds is enforced the rail
roads could not stand a week's viola
tion of it.
The opinion sets out the followin;
First. That there was 'no error ii
Judge Long compelling a trial of th
-Second. That the federal cour
injunction was no defense to a erim
inal ,aetion, no power lying in the fed
eral court to enjoin a criminal prose
Third. That the rate law was self
executing in effect and that no sui
against the sate will hold in defiane
of the 11th amendment to the consti
Fourth. That where a civil pen
alty is prescribed aginst a corpora
tion, followed by the creation of
.riminal offense Against the agent
of the corporatioil, the civil penalt;
first prescribed relieves the corpora
tion of punishment by indietment un
der the criminal offense create'
against the agent.
Received Fair Trial.
The, court holds thatt the defend
ant received aan absolutely fair tria
before Judge' Lonig;'but that ther
was no criminal offense charged ii
the bill of indiefient against th
Southern Railway company. the of
fense of selling tickets above the
1-4-ent rate being charged agains
Ticket Agent T. E. Green, who Wa:
punished by fine.
The act of the legislatr.ci prohibit
a charge above 2 1-4 cents per mil'
and then provides, in seetion 4, tha
any railroad company violating thi
provisions of the aet shall be liabli
to a benalty of .9500 and the agent bi
guilty of a misdemeanor. The doe
trine is that where an offense 1i
reated by statute and the same sta
tute prescribes the penalty, or th
mode of procedure, only that indi
cted by statute shall be followed. Bu
where the offense is at common law
statutory provisions not directly re
*punant .to the common law are
umulative and either law may b~
followed. Where an offense is pro
hibited but the law is silent as t<
any penalty, an indictment w,ill lie
but where an offense is nrehibitel
and a penalty is imposed. no in
dictment will lie and honee the j'nd'
enV of the lower corirt is reversed
ELASTIC CURRENCY NEEDED
DECLARES THE PRESIDENT.
Thinks Provision Should Be Made I
for an Emergency Issue Upon
Conditions Carefully Pre
scribed by the Govern
Touching upon the question of cur
rency reform President Roosevelt inj
his message to congress says:
"In my message to the congress a
year ago I spoke as follows of the
"'I especially call your attention
to the condition of our currency laws.
The national bank act has ably serv
ed a great purpose in aiding the enor
mous business development of the
country, and within ten years there
has been an increase in circulation
per capita from ai.41 to $33.08. For
several years evidence has been ac
cumulating that additional legisla
tion is needed. The recurrence of
each crop season emphasizes the de
i fects of the present laws. There
must soon be a revision of them, be
cause to I ave them as they are
I means to incur liability of business
- disaster. Since your body adjourn
- ed there has been a fluctuation in
i the interest on call money from 2
per cent. to 30 per cent., and the
fluctuation was even greater during
the preceding six months. The see
retary of the treasury had to step in
and- by wise action put a stop to the
most violent ped of oscillation.
Even worse than eh fluctuation is
1 the advance in commercial rates and
the uncertainty felt in the sufficiency
of credit even at high rates. All
commercial interests suffer during
t each crop peridd. Excessive rates
for call money in New York attract
money from the interior ban1s into
the speculative field. This depletes
the 'fund that would: otherwise be
available for commercial uses, and
commercial borrowers are. ferded to
-y abnorroal rates, so that each faif
a tax, in the shape of increased inter
est charges, is plaeed on the whole
commerce of the country.
" 'The mere statement of these
facts shows that our present system
is seriously defective. There is need
6f a change. Unfortunately, how
ever, many of the proposed changes
must be ruled from consideration be
e ause they are complicated, are not
-easy of comprehension, and tend to
disturb existing rights and, interests.
-We must also rule out any- plan
which would materi'ally impair the
-value of t.he United States 2 per
cent. bonds now pledged to secure'
circulation, the issue of which was
-made under conditions peculiarly
creditable to the treasury. I do not
press any especial plan. Various
-plans have recently been propsed by
expert committees of bankers. Among
the plans which are possibly faasible
and which certainly should receive
your consideration is that repeatedly
brought to year attention .by the
present secretary of the treasury,
the essential features of which have
been approved by many prominent
bankers and business men. Accord
ing to this plan national banks
should be permitted to issue a specil
fed proportion of their -eapital in'
notes of a given kind, the issue to be
taxed at so high a rate as to drive
the notes back when not wanted in
leitimate trade. This plan would
not permit the issue of currency to
ive banks additional profits, but to
meet the emergency presented by
times of stringency.
'' 'I do not say that this is the
right system. I only advance it to'
emphasize my belief that there is
need fqr the adoption of some system
which shall be automatic and openi to
all sound banks, so as to avoid all
possibility of discrimination and
favoritism. Such a plan would tend
to prevent the spasms of high money
and speculation which now obtain in
the New York market; for at pres
eut there is too much .eurrency at
eertain seasons of the year, and its
aeeumulation at New York tempts:
bankers to lend it at low rates for'
speculative purposes; whereas at
other times when the crops are being
moved there is urgent need for a
large temporary increase in the cur-'
~~ renysupl. It must never be -
forgotten that this question concerns
business men generally quite as
much as bankers, farmers, and busi
ness men in the west; for at present
at certain seasons of the year the
difference in interest rates between
the east and the west is from 6 to 10
per cent., whereas in Canada the cor
responding difference is but 2 per
cent. Any plan must, of ' course,
guard the interests of Western and
Southern bankers as carefully as it
guards the interests of New York or
Chicago bankers, and must be diawn
from the standpoints of the farmer
and the merchant no less than from
the standpoints of the city banker
and the country banker.'
"I again urge on congress the need
of immediate attention to this mat
ter. We need a greater elasticity in
our currency; provided, of course,
that we. recognize the even greater
need of a safe and secure currency.
There must always be the most rigid
examination by the national authori
ties. Provision should be made for
an emergency currency. The emer
geney issue should, of course, be
made with an effective guaranty,
and upon conditions carefully pre
scribed by the government. Such
emergency issue must be based on
adequate securities approved by the
government, and pst be issued un
der, a heavy tax. This would permit
currency being issued when the de
mand for it was urgent, while se
curing its retirement as the demand
fell off. It is worth investigating to
determine whether officers and direc
tors of national banks should ever be
allowed to loan to themselves. Trust
companies should be subject to the
same supervision as banks; legisla
tiQn'- to .this effect should be enacted
for the District of Columbia and the
"Yet we must also remember that.
even the; wisest legislation on the
subject can only aeeomplish a cer- .
tain amount. No -legislatirnye 'y
any -possibility guarantee the busi
ness community. against the results
of speculative folly any more than
it can guarantee an -individual
against the results of his extrava- -
gance. When an individual mortga
ges his hou e to buy an ,automobile- =
he invites disaster; and when wealthy
men who pose as such, or are un- -
scrupulously or foolishly eaer to
become rich, indulge in reckless spe
ulation-especially if it is accom
panied by dishone~stly-they jeopar- .
dize not only their own future but the
future of all their innocent fe'llow
itizens, for they expose the whola
business community to panic and.
We shall believe Mr. Bryan's nom
ination certain just so soon as Mr.
Edward Payson Western begins to
leg for him.-News and Courier.
Mr. Roosevelt's "Democratic -
spots'' are.easily rnbbed out.-News
It is none of our business, but it
seems to us very hard on the Meth
odist preachers to be moved about in,
the midst of the matrimonial sqason.
-News and Courier.
They are still keeping Taft out of
harm's way.-News and Courier.
Congress should at once pass a re
soltion of thanks to Tom L.. John
son for sending Mr. Burton back to
When times are dull in New York
it is always possible to try Thaw.
News and Courier.
The Riehmond Times-Dispatch is
respectfully infor;ned that to admit
the Houston Post into the Paragraph
er's Union would be to warm a viper
at the hearthstone.-~News and Cou
It is hard to understand that the
Republicans control the house, while
both John esley Gaines and Rich
mond Pearson Hobson sit on the De
It is a great thing to be a sena
tor between lecture tours.-News and