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VT XTV NO 1 NEWBERRY, s. 0., FPIDAY. JANUARY 3. 1908. TW R
TIL1MAN AT ORANG-BURG.
Race Problem's Greatest Peril Lies
In Amalgamation of the Races,
as He Sees It.
Orangeburg, January 1.-Sanatoi
Tillman's lecture on the race ques
tion, delivered here today, was devoit
of sensational features. He spoke it
the court house, an admission fee oj
50 cents being charged. About 50(
persons, including perhaps fifty la
dies, were present, the proceeds go
ing to the Orangeburg Hospital As
soci-.tion. Senator Tillman has. o1
course, delivered scores and hun
dreds of speeches in South Caroliia
during the last decade and a half
but so far as known this is the sec
ond time that a South Carolina aud
ience has had to p.y to hear him, the
former occasion being a speech whieb
he delivered here some years ago for
the benefit of the Tillman Volunteers
an admission fee of ten cents being
charged at that time.
Senator Tillman in his address to
day stuck pretty closely to his text
.. about the only digression being a
parenthetical prophecy that the
United States would before a greal
while annex Cuba for the benefit of
the rich sugar planters. who have
gone fhere from this country. The
Senator told his audience, which was
most attentive,ofthe gratifying man
ner in which his lecture on the rae
problem had been received wherevei
lie has delivered in aP1 parts of tht
country. the hand primaries he has
taken indicating, he said, the op
position of white people everywhera
to the doctrine of race equality. He
expressed his opinion of those peopl
in the south who declare that there
is no race problem, and who criti
ize him for his curseintalkinga bou
iize him for his course in talking
about it. saying that he has thrived
on their opposition to him, and thai
when thle newspapers stop kicking
about him the people may know that
he has gone wrong.
The greatest peril of the race pro
biem, as Senator Tilnan sees it, lie
in amalgamation of th-e races, thE
-possibility that white men of a cer
tain stamp may want to marry re
*ne-gro women. Either, he deelared
we/must destroy the doctrine of raci
.equality, or be destroyed by it.
Tfhe~ remedy for the racee proble1
-wihie the senator proposed in hie
speech today was tf"e disfranchise
ment of the negro-the absolute re
peal of the' 15th amendment and th.
*nodiIDeation of the 14th, so that whil<
ithe negro's civil righrts would b<
preserved, he would be deprived of
PROF. FRANK S. SKI VEE.
Well Known Columbian in Charge ol
Chemistry Department at Clem
son Passed' Away.
7Cle'mson Oollege, Dec. 30.--Prof
Frank Scott Shiver died today ir
-hns Hoipkins hospital, where hi
underwent a surgical operation las
Friday. The news was a great shoe!
to his friends here, who, while know
ing that he had been in poor health
had hopes of his recovery. Prof. Shiv
er was born in Columbia in 1371 and
graduated from the University o:
South Carolina. He came to Clem
son before the buildings were comn
pleted and has been one of the mos
faithful teachers the institution 'evei
had. His. work was in the depart
ment of chemistry and while Prof
Shiver was unusually modest 'he was
a manly man who attended strict1b
ito business and was faithful to ev*
ery test. He was an officer in tha
Fort Hill Presbyterian church and
wrker in the Sunday school. TH
:leaves a wife. who was a Miss Re
eea Ctalhoun, and four sons. Th
burial will be in Columbia.
!"The first quarterly conference fo
Newberry eireuiet will be held the 1]
and 12 of January instead of 18 an<
.19 a= first announced. It will be helt
at New Chapel instead of ,Trinity
There will be preaching Saturda3
and Sunday 11 a. m. at New Chapa
t Trinity 3.30 p. m.
A. H. Best. P. C.
ec.ember 30, 1907.
GEORGIA NOW DRY.
Prohibition Act Goes Into Effect as
Year 1908 Dawns-Constitu
Atlanta, Dec. 31.-The last day of
the year and the last day of liquor
traffic in Georgia found conditions
practically normal in the city, with
no reports of excess from outside
points. At 10 o'clock tonight every
saloon in the city closed its doors per
manently or until the prohibition
"act is repealed or declared uneonsti
A bill was filed in the United Sta
tes circuit court tonight asking that
the prohibition laav be declared un
constitutional. Judge Newman has
taken the matter under considera
tion and will render a decision pro
1. Aly tomorrow. It was at first be
lieved that - a temporary injunction
would be asked, but the lawyers
handling the case decided not to do
this. Consequently Georgia goes dry
tonight without interference from
It is understood that the judge can
either grant an order to set down
for an early hearing the constitu
tional question involved or t(hat he
may let the case go into the regular
course of court proceedure. The ac
tion was brought by Anderson, Feld
er and Rountree.
It is claimed that it is mandatory
u.pon the leoislature to levy special
taxes for the support of the schools,
and that these taxes should come
from the sale of liquo-.
Numerous ainthoritiez are cited in
suppor, of this contention, and these
authorities are under consideration
by Judge Newman tonight. The at=
torneys contend that the constitu
tion. so far as it relates to the schooi
question, is mandatory and they de
clare in their briefs that it means
"vou shall have a publie school sys
tem and for its support you shall
levy a liquor tax."
One paragraph in the brief says:
"Ever since the first constitution in
1777 Georgia has aliways taxed iiquor
as property, and has always regulat
ed the liquor traffic. A total rever
sal of this policy is not to be presum
ed. and especially not when in its
organie law its speeMeially orda.ins a
The 'brief closes with the claim that
iis not witihin the power of the
general assembly to enact such a pro
John C. Hart, attorney general of
Georgia, in an interview 'with the
Associated Press tonight said that he
had not seen the bill. but that from
his information he believed the law
could not be effectively attaceked, and
that in his opinion it was cofistitu
Atlanta was quiet tonight on the
ringing of the final bell on the~ sale
of liquor. There were some few mini
or disturbances but nothing of any
Atlanta. Jan. 1.-lThe most nota;ble
feature of the first day of prohibition
feature of the first day of prohilbition
in Georzia was the refusal of Judge
W. P. Newman, in the United States
circuit court, to grant an injunction
pending litigation which would pre
vent the putting into effect of the
prohilbition law. Papers in the, case
were filed la'te Tuesday on behalf of
t:wo breweries, one in Chattanooga
an\the other in Cincinnati. JudgeI
Newmnan simply filed a memorandum
reading as follows:
."After careful ccpsideration an
injunction pendente lite will not be
granted. This being true it is un
necessary to call on the defendants
to show cause.''
*The la-wyers for the plaintiffs inj
the case told the Associated Press1
that the decision of Judge NewmanI
did not have the effect of throwing
the ,proceedings out of court, but that
the case would come up in the regular
order of husiness. and it was expect
ed that it would be ready for trial in
about two months.
In 'the meantime prohibition is in
effect in every district of Georgia.
The Abbe Gori'et, who elimbed ev
ery important peak in the Swiss and
Talian Alps, is dead at 79.
BERKELIY' S TREASURSHORT
Mr. Edwards Says That He is Pre
pared to Make Good the
Columbia, January 1.-Comptroller
General Jones has reported to the
Governor that an' examination of the
books of the auditor and treasurer of
Berkeley county show a condition of
affairs that justifies the attention of
the governor. The treasurer, Mr.
John 0. Edwards, is stated to be short
over $5.000, but this does not neces
sarily mean that the treasurer is guil
ty of peculation, since the shortage
may be due to errors bf bookkeeping,
Mr. Jones has a telegram from Mr.
Edwards today stating that he has
the money to cover the shortage.
The auditor, Mr. C. M. Wigins, is
repoi'ted for "grossest neglect and
carelessness," and' the statements
made by the experts in regard to tha
auditor's books are very strong, to
say the least.
Governor Ansel under the law has
the power to suspend the officer
named and to report their cases to
the senate, but he had not had the
opportunity today to look into the
matter and has not announced his de
termination in the premises. .
The letter of Comptroller General
Jones to the governor, which sets
forth the matter in detail, is as fol
Columbia, S. C., Dee. 31, 1907.
To His Excellency, Governor Mar
tin F. Ansel, Columbia, S. C.-Dear
Sir: I have had an examination made
of the books and gccounts of Mr. C.
M. Wiggins. county auditor, and Mr.
John 0. Edwards, county treasurer,
of Berkeley county, and find from
the report of Messrs. F.. B. Wilson
and D. H. Wise, both expert account
ants emiployed by this office, that the
tax books of the county auditor's of
R,ee show the most flagraalt neglect,
errors and omissions both in the du
plicates and abstracts in the offic
Property returns on which the taxes
amounted to $668.87 were not charg
ed to the treasurer. and other omis
;,,s amomntin to $57.62 in the
books of 1906. Errors and omissions
were found in the duplicates of I905
a r re :atin;' $320.78. makin r the to
tal omissions $1.047.27. The county
auditor has failed for the' past four
years, 1904 to 1907, inclusive, to en
ter the taxes to be collected upo:i
his duplicate. The breasurer's das
plicate, his warrant for -the col-lee,
tion of taxes for 1907. is not added
neither the property nor taxes ex
eepfing the special school and spe.
eial local county tax. The examina
tion of the county auditor's offiec
shows the grossest neilect and car?
lessness on the part of County Audi.
or C. M. Wiggins. -
The annual settlement betweer
the county auditor and county treas
urer for the~ taxes of 1906 made thi
3th day of June, 1907, revealed~ a
shortage in the treasurer's aceounts
of $1,663; this'according to the coun
ty auditor's certificate showin'g the
cash on hand -and in ~bank of thai
date. The treasurer's accounts were
cheked up. to and including~ Decem
er 10th, which reveal ti a shortagE
in the accounts of Mr. John 0. Ed.
wares, county treasurer, amounting
to $5,070.43: that amount being the
difference between the amount ol
funds with which he is nroperly
chargeable and the amount of eash
he has in hand. I. therefore, repori
the matter to your Excellency in or
der tha.it you may take such actior
as you may deem proper.
A. W. Jones.
Mr. Jones wired Mr. Edwards as
''John 0. Edwards. County Treas
urece, Moneks' Corner, S. C.: Wire
quick if you have funds on hand9
to cover defieinency.
'A. W. Jones. C~omptroller General.
The following reply was received:
"'A. W. Jones. Comptroller Gener
al. Co'lum'hia. S. C. :-Answering youi
wir.e this date will answer yes.
''J. 0. Edwards.''
By reason of North Augusta, Au.
.usta has the advantage of position
I rRESID.NT RECEIV S.
Brilliant Event at White House Wed- N
nesday-Nation's 'Chief Execu
tive Shakes Hands with Of
ficers, Foreign Diplo
mats Private Cit
Washington, January 1.-Presi- ev
dent Roosevelt received at the White
House today for the seventh timre a pl
New Year's throng of well-wishers, b3
which was three hours in passing his ra
hand: Mrs. Roosevelt and the mem- so
bers and ladies of' the ca%et were til
Though curtailed in number, 5,545, is
by more than a thousand over the m
preceding New Year's day, the re-;
ception was resplendent in all the N
incidents o'f tradition which have fr
accumulated to its interest for more
than a hundred years. it:
The gorgeousness of the diploma
tic and militant features, the cor- Si
diality, of the many personal friends V,
of the president, who made him M
their seventh annual greeting as is
such, and the intensely human and
patriotic characteristics of the' M
American people, typified by tire
thousands who represeited them to- vi
'day, all combined to make a happy tl
conclusion to the historic event.
From greeting in stately dignity 1
and appropriate surroundings the in
ambassadors and ministers of the
nations of the world, to stooping far C
dmvn to grasp the hand of "Dolly" J.
that its toddling parent of a year and
a half might be gratiffed. were the w
extremes required of the president, E
aid both the infant and the diploma- er
I tist realized au anticipated pleasure.
And the p;;esident enjoyed it all. tl
The setting-the historic White ni
House-and the picturesque and en- es
tertaining accesories were amply P:
sumcient to enthuse the -holiday. ex- in
I hilaration. There were other inter
esting phases beside the seenie beau- R:
ty and presidential cordiality which at
enstituted the feast' to the public. h<
The presenee of mien whose names
are daily in the public prints as hE
presid'e'ntial aspirants lent interest
to more subtle o'bservations. The re
vice president, the speaker of the
hone of reoresentatives. Secretary in
Cortelvou. Senator La.Folltte, all of
whnm had oleasing things 'said' to bi
them gn the big east room, where the F
dietinevished guests gathered to chat .
rfter passing through the historiec
bhE nar'lor andi maki'ng their bow to,
the receivingr party. Then there was vJ
A dniral Brownson, whose reeent dif- tI
ferencees with the president led to his
re'io'nation as chief of the bureau of t~
niavi'gation. He came late. but hur- ei
ried throued tihe lobby and corrido~r W
and rached- the pre'sident near the
head of the georgeously uniformed a
naval line. The pre'sident greeted.
him cordially. The admiral received 1
many hearty hand-cla-sp3 from broth
er oWaers of the li'ne of the navy. i~
Admiral Rixey was also .in .the nav.a
Baron 'Edmondo Mayor des* Plan-.
eteen. the Italia" ambassador. as dean
of the diplomatic corps, had the hon
or of leading that corps. Brig. Gen. J.
Frokldin Bell. ehief of staff, led thea
army, and Admiral Dewey tihe navy.a
- Seecrotarv and Mrs. Root left the t
reention shortly after the diplomats
nased alono the line, so as to be at 0
they ow.n home in time to receive L
A happy marriage was solemnized
at the home of Mr. L. M. Fellers onh
Sunday afternoon w'hen his daughter,
Miss Lillian Fellers, aga Mr. Lee
Slish were joine d in th~e bonds of
holy wedlock, by the Rev. W. K.
Sligh. -The bride is an accomplished h<
and attractive young lady. The
groom is a brother of Mr. W. K. t
Sli h, of Newberry, and is an enerze
tie bufsinlCs man of the lower part
of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Sligh h1
have many friends throughont the
county, who wvish for them much -hap-I
|We wonder if thre Democratresses
'of Colorado ever ride in red shirt I
"Love will find a way''-often a
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
ew Year Ushered in With Muel
Prosperity. Jan. 2.-Our goung
lks enjoyed a leap year party a
iss -Jessie Moseley's on Wednesda:
Quite a large party of young peo
e were out to bid the old year gooi
re and welcome the new.) The;
ng bells; shot fire craekers; sani
ngs; and shouted. It was a good
Mr. Pierce Connelly, of Greenwood
visitin'g his friend, Geo. W. Har
Rev. W. B. Aull, of China GrovE
. C., is visiting relatives ano
iends (?). in town.
Dr. Kinard, of Ninety.rSix, is vis
ing in our city.
Messrs Grady Goggans and Ro:
nmmer, of Newberry, visited J. F
iss Kyser, of Lexington county
visiting Mrs. M. C. Morris.
The Sorosis met with Miss Lul
oseley on Friday.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert, of Columbia
sited Mr. F. E. Schumpert durin;
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. C.ureton, o
oreland, Ga., are visiting relative
and around Prosperity.
Miss Lilla Kibler, of Monroe, r
has been visiting her sister, Mr
Mr. W. Green Mitchell is not
ith the Prosperity Drug_Co. Mi
C. Mathis will go to Batesburg i
gage in the drug businss.
The K-iights of Pythias will giv
ieir annual banquet on , Thrusda
abt, Jan. 9. There wiH be speeeb
by two out-of-town prominen
vthians. The officers-elect will b
tsalled that night.
D. F. Ridgell, Esq., and Miss Ros,
idgell, of Bateburg, visited thai
int. Mrs. A. M. Lester, during th
Mr. Elmer Rikard, of Atlanta
is been visiting relatives in town
Mr. J. L. Wise and McFall hav
turned from their trip to the west
Miss Crai<. of Rock Hill, is visit
g Miss Isoline Wyehe.
Miss Pearl MeiOracken, of New
rry, visited M'iss Erin Kohn o:
Mr. McGregor, of Columbia, visit
Dr. J. S. Wheeler.
Mrs. S. F. Wheeler, of Columbia
sited Mrs. J. S. Wheeler durin
Mr. Jas. C. Schumpert, of Atlar
has been been visiting his broth
-, M. F. E. Schumpert, the pa~
Miss Julia Matthews, of Ninet;
i, is visiting Mrs. F. Bobb.
Miss Marie Bobb, of Ninety Sia
at home for a cohiple weeks.
Miss Lucille Butler, of Lexingtoi
isiting Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh ha
sen on a visit to Miss Jessie Mose
Mises Marie Lathan and Elbert
ease visited relatives in to'wn thi
The Misses Rawi, of -Lykeslan4
ad Miss Dent, of Colunibia, sper
e holidays with Mrs. M. 0. Morri
'Misses Helen and Lois Goggans
i Newho ;, and 'Miss Ming, .o
aurens, have been visiting th
Mr. Charley Schumpert. of Ameri
is, Ga., has been spending the holi
i with his parents.
Miss Lahlage Wheeler spent th
!idays at home.
Hart Kohn. of Columbia, spen
bristmas with his parentls.
Viril B. Sease visited his forme
assmate, Jno. Pat Wise, during th
Miss Lora Nates is visiting her sis
r. Mrs. Blanton, in Graniteville.
Mrs. MeWaters, of Atlanta. wit!
r ildren. is visiting her fathei
nele Andrew Kinard.
M. ?1nd Mrs. Carner Kreps. o
nesta. GTh.. are visiting Rev, an<
Geo. W. Harmon is spending th
>lidays with his parents in Green
Prof. and Mrs. Boin st Dominieli
antn Inn, visited Mr. T. A4
Dominick last week.
Mr. L. C. Craig made a busines3
i trip to the up-country last week.
Judge Hair was with him and it goes
without saying that there was sell
ing of some kind going on when
. Judge Hair, the auetioneer, is around.
t Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise have been
y an a business trip to Savannah.
Mr. and Mrs. Copeland spent the
- holidays with Col. and Mrs. H. C.
7 Dr. T. F. Littlejohn, paid a Christ- -
mas visit to our town, spending sev
I eral days here enjoying the festivi
Mr. T. H. Thompson, of Columbia,
spent a couple days with his fath+er.
R. P. Luther, of Atlanta, spent
Christmas with his parents. Dr. and
I Mis. Luther.
Miss Nannie Simpson spent the
- holidays at home with her -sister,
Mrs. S.. D. Duncan.
Prof. and Mrs. G. 8. Pugh, of Co
lumbia, visited his brother, R. T.
Pugh, Esq., the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lominiek ani
Mrs. James Lominick visited - Mr.
and Mrs. Lois Dominick during the
Theological "Students J. E. Long
and P. E. Sheely are spending the
holidays with their parents.
f Miss Lizzie Hawkins left on Wed
s nesday for Due West Femal? col-,
r. Mr. W. I. Hentz, of Walton, came
over for the Christmas festivitiaa.
Miss Minnie, his daughter, a pupil
of the graded school, returned with
Mr. H. S. B. Kibler and .family
spent a few days with his brother-in
e law. Mr. Berry Livingston.
y Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Counts spent
- a eple days: in Combwthaw estw
of Mr. E. W. Luther.
e The young people ha! a veic=n
joyable surprise party at the "resi
a dence of Mr. A. R. Kohn on Tuxes
r day ni' ht in he-or of Miss Emm
a Dewoody, of Pine Bluff,' Ark., who ?
is visiting Miss Er-ia Kohn.
Miss Clara Gibson gave an at home
to her friends on Tuesday evening
prior to her leaving for school again..
In Magistrate Blease's Court.
_ inroe Pailey. colored, brought
-claim and elivery proeedings' irr
Magistrate Cannon G. B1dase%s court
to recover five quarts of whiskey
taken from him by Constable T. G.
Williams. at Prosperity 'during last
Oetober. The case was tried'->efere a.
jury yesterday morning, and a ver
,diet was rendered for the defendant.
The :plainti2 gave notice of 'a mo
ttion for new trial
Bailey went from Prosperity to
' Peak and bought the whiskey from
th -ipensary there,. and it was
at~ken. from him by Const~ae Wild
iasas Bailey got off the train at.
s KILLS WIFE BY ACCIDENT.
Mrs. S. L. Canlaiam of Monea Path
a Shot by Husaband-The 'Couple
SLived Happily. -
IAnderson, Jan. 1.-A frightful ae
t ident occurred at Honca Path thia
- morning by which Mr. Sherard L.
' Callaham, a well known merchant,
shot and killed his wife. Mr. Calla
e ham had started out over. his planta
tion and decided to carry hi's rifle
along. The gun was int his bed
-room. He had taken it in his hands
and in some way, he does not know
hwitwas discharged, the lhall strik
ing' Mrs. Callaham in' the temple.
tMr. Callaham-is almost crazed by
'the accident and can not teil how the
r gun was fired. It has not been used
ein some time.
Mrs. Callaham lived but a short
jwhile and never spoke after the shot
was fired. Mrs. Callahamn was a Miss
Robinson of the Craytonville section
of the county. She was about 35
years old and leaves five small ehil
iThe home life of Mr. and Mrs.
* Callhamn was an unusually happy
one. They were ,prominent people and
- had inany friends and relatives
t hroughout the county.
:, IThe accident occurred between 8
..nd 9 o'clock.