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VOL XLI NO, 5 NEWBERRY, S. C.. FRIDAY. JANUARY 15, 1909. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
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X. WHALEY REd-ELECTE]
SPEAKER OF HOUSE.
Senator Mauldin Chosen Presiden
Pro Tempore of the Senate
Work of the Session Fairly
The general assembly of Sout]
Oarolina met on Tuesday at, noor
The entire session was devoted'to or
ganization and getting the machiner
in proper order for future work.
The annual message of Governo
Ansel was not presented Tuesday, thi
understanding being that it would b
received on Wednesday. As all elec
tions have to be by ballot, and ther
is no such thing as a suspension o:
the rules and voting by proxy or ac
elam-ation, even when there is bu
one candidate, it takes jeonsiderabli
timez to perfect the organization
swear in the entire membership an(
arrange various details of organiza
There was no business undertakei
nor suggested. In the house Mr. 3
G. Riehards, Jr., of Kershaw, a warn
personal friend of Senator Till-man
had -ready and awaited the earlies
opportunity of presenting a resolu
tion expressing the jitmost confidenc
in Senator TiHman and entire satis
fation in his statement relative t<
the Oregon land matter, and sever
condemnation of President Roose
v lt. The resolution was gotten i
before the adjournment.
Ifr.- Richards said that the resolu
tions expressed his views, and wha
he felt was in the hearts of the peoph
of the State. He wished the iresolu
tiona adopted with unanimity. ani
the real attitude of th. people to.
wards Senator Tillman known.
Mr. Dixon said he had never beer
a partisan of Senator Tillman, bui
6enator Tillman had served 'his Statf
-with conspicuous ability, and the res
olution should be adopted. The whol
thing, he insisted, was spite work or
.the part of President Roosevelt. H
respeeted and admired the honesth
of Tillman regardless of any persona]
klifferences. The resolution should
be unanimously adopted. This, he
~said, is 'the time for State pride tc
eome to the front.
Mr. A. G. 'Brice said he did not un
derstand this resolution from the
*desk'and 'he want& to see the r.esolu
tion in print before acting.
Mr. Richards begged that there be
no delay and insisted upon prompi
action. The house insisted on im
mediate action, and the resolutior
'was unanimously adopted. It fol
The Tillman Resolution.
Whereas, the senior senator froir
South Carolina in the United States
'Senate, the iHon. B. RI. Tillgian, has
been charged with improper conduct
as a senator by President Roosevehl
on. aceount 4di the offer by Senator
Tilmantoprehase some land fromr
a company in Oregon, and,
Whereas, President Roosevelt has
been at enmity with Senator Tillmar
for years and has made this chargE
not for the public good but in anger
and to gratify -his personal animosity
Whereas, Senator Tiliman has
made a full. frank4nd convincing re
.ply to the .eharge upon the floor of
the Unilted &Sates senate, therefore,
Be it resolved by the general as
sembly of South Carolina.
That we do hereby put ourselves on
record as expressing~ our indignation
at the reckless and malicious attack~
upon the good name of our senior
senator, and do most severely con
demn such unwarranted acts and sen
sational and vindictive methods on
the part of the chief executive of the
nation, and do hereby give expression
to our continued and unshaken con
fidenc'e in the honesty and integrity
of Senator B. R. Tiflman, firmly es
tablished by a life of purity and rec
titude in this, his native State-a life
given to 'the-service of the people
with a devotion ard :i enr:e r-arely
equalled and never excelled.
*Second. That a copy- of these res
as :a further mark of our respect
Tom Hamer. who has been clerk of
the house for so many years, likes
nothing better than to have charge
of things. He had entire charge of
the organization of the house when it
met at noon. He got the body ready
for work and then former Speaker
Mendel L. Smith was selected as tem
porary chairman, and after himself
taking the oath of office he began ad
ministering the oath to the members
i by delegations.
The membership of the house this
- year indicates that the younger men,
and particularly those who are re
garded as successful, are being elect
ed to representative positons. There
are more young men in the house
ithis year than have been here in a
(generation-men who have grown up
since the remarkable -campa.,ns in
the early nineties. There are few,
very few, of the old guard here, men
like Col. Harrison, of Greenville;
Ca,pt. McKeown, of Chester; Capt.
J. P. Bunch, of Marlboro, and Capt.
J. S. Graham.
In organizing Mr. Thos. P. Cothran
of Greenville, was quite eloquent and
made a really pretty speech in nomi
nating Mr. Richard S. Whaley for
speaker of ithe hoatse. Peace and
friendship and loyalty were the
themes of his speech of nomination.
and he believed he expressed the sen
timent of ithe whole State in present
ing a son of the seacoast-Mr. Rich
ard S. Whaley-for the speakership.
He paid Mr. Whaley the -highest en
coniums for his fairness, absolute
justice, keen discrimination and mani
Mr. Fraser, of Sumter; Mr. McMa
han, of Richland; Mr. Rucker, of An
derson; Mr. Dixon, of Fairfield; Mr.
Gibson. of Spartanburg; Mr' Garris,
of Bamberg:Mr. Sawyer. of George
town, and others heartily seconded
the nomination of Mr. Whalev. Mr.
Cosgrove, in his brief secondinz ad
dress, emphasized that Mr. Whaley
was the unanimous choice of the
house because of his personal ability.
Mr. Wha:lev's nomination was sin
eerely and heartily seconded from ev
erv side, and it must be a source of
great gratification to Mr. Whaley
and the pepple i.e represents to know
that he was elected speaker of the
house with absolute unanimity and
the kindest- expression of good will
'and appreciation on all sides.
Messrs. Coth'ran, Fraser and Cos
grove were appointed a committtee
to escort Mr. Whaley, the newly
eleeted speaker to the chair. Mr.
Smith administered the oath. Mr.
Speaker Whaley made a splendid im
pression in accepting the high 'hon
.Mr. Hoyt Elected Clerk.
The next work was the selection of
the clerk of the 'house. Mr. Hamer
was not a candidate for-re-election.
There were numerous speeches of
nomina:tion and seconding of the
nominations. The name of Mr. Jas.
A4 Hoyt,. of Columbia, was .presented
by Mr. Win-go, of Greenville, and that
of Mr. J. Wilhon Gibbes, of Columbia
by Mr. Briec, of Chester. The elec
James A. Hoyt 68, J. Wilson Gibb
es 56. Mr. Hoyt was elected.
Mr. Hoyt; as everyone knows, is
e Columbia correspondent of The
Jews and Courier. He is looked up
on as one of the strong and promis
ing young men of -the State. He is
ofa rather reserved disposition, and
was selected by 'his friends for the
position. He will make an excellent
There were two Smiths, candidates
for reading clerk. One was a former
member from Saluda, Mr. J. E. Smith
and the oth~ez. Mr'. D. L. Smith. of
Colleton. TIhe contest between the
Sm'i:hs resultid in the election of Mr.
J. E. Smith. of Saluda.
Mr. J..S. Wilson, of Lancaster, whop
has been sergecut-at-ar:ns for eight
(years, and who has made an excellent
and careful officer. wa re-elected
There was a contest for ehaplain
of t'he house. The R2v. R. M. Pratt
w A e'lect"". ove th C e.J .P
FOR CLERK OF SENATE.
Twelve Ballots Taken-The Vote in
Detail-Sergeant at Arms Schum
pert Re-Elected Without
Mr. E. H. Aull, of Newberry, was
one of the candidates for clerk of the
State senate, to succeed the late Gn.
R. R. Hemphill. . T,here were twO
other eandidaites-Mr. M. M. Mann,
of St. Matthews, and Mr. Ed. H. De
Camp, of Gaffney. .F ehe ballots
were taken, Mr. Mann being chosen
on the twelft:h ballot. Senator Otts,
of Cherokee, withdrew Mr. De
Camp's name after the eleventh bal
It may be interesting to note that
the senator from Newberry, who was
opposed by Mr. Aull in the campaign
for the senate this summer, voted
for .Nr. Aull's oppone'nt, Mr. Mann,
on every ballot for the.clerk-hip.
Mr. Aull was *ominaited by Sena
tor Graydon, of Abbeville, and his
nomination was seconded by Sena
tor Rainsford, of Edgefield.
Mr. DeCamp was nominated by
Senator Otts. of Cherokee, and his
nomination was seconded by Senator
Hardin, of Chester.
Mr. Mann was nominated by Sena
tor Sullivan, of Anderson, and his
nomination was seconded by Senator
Stewart, of York.
Tme ballots in detail, as given by
the senate j6urnal, were as follows:
First Ballot. t
Aull-Bass, Clifton, Croft, Crosson,
Forrest, Graydon, Johnson, Kelley,
Laney, -MeKeithan, Montgomery.
. DeCamp--iAppelt, Carlisle, Chris
tensen, Earle, Hardin, Mauldin, Of ts.
Townsend. Weston, Wharton-~~0.
Mann-Bates, Black, Griffin, Hgr
vev, Hough. Johns one, Lide, Muek
enfuss. Rogers. Sinkler, Smith. Stew
art. Sullivan, Summirs, Waller, Wil
Aull-Bass. Clifton. Croft. Cros
son,. Gra-vdon, Griffin.' Johnson, Kelly.
Lanev. Lide. McKeithan, Montgom
erv. Rainsford, Spivey-14.
DeCam-4Anpelt. Carlisle, Ohris
tensen, Earle. Hardin. Mauldin, Otts,
Townsend. Weston, Wharten-10.
Maimn-Bates, Black, Forrest, Har
vey, Hough. Johnstone, Muok.anfuss,
Rogers. Sinkler, Smith. Stewart, Sul
livan, *Su.mmers, Waller, Williams
Aull-Bass. Clifton, Croft, Cros
son, Gravdon. Johnson, Kelley. Lan
ev. McKeithan. Montgomery, Rains
DeCamp-Aopelt. Carlisle, Chris
tense. Earle, H.ardin, Mauldin. Otts.
Sinkler, Weston, Wharton-10. .
Mann-Baites, Black, Forrest, Grif
fin, Harvey, Hough. Johnstone. Lide,
Muckenfuss. Rogers, Smith, Stewart,
Sullivan. Summers, Townse.nd. Wal
Aull--Bass, Clifton, Ciroft, Cros
son, Graydon. Johnson, Kelley, Lan
ey, Lide, McKeith.an, Montgomery,
Rainsford, Smith. Spive-14.
DeCame-Alpelt. Carlisle, Chris
tensen. Earle, Hardin, Mauldin. Otts,
Sin.kler. Weston, Wharton-10.
Mann--Bates, Black. Forrest, Grif-,
fin. Harvev. Hough. Johnstone.
Muekenfuss. Rogers, Stewart. Sulli
van, Summers, Tow~nsend. Wailer.
Aull-Bass. Clifton. Croft, Crssn
Foret. (Gra vdon. .Tohn;on. KAlley.
Laner. McKTeithamn. Montgomery.
R-ain gford. Smith. Spivey-14.
.DeCamrp-Appelt. Carlisle, Chris
tensen, Earle, Hardin, Mauldin. Otts.
Sinkler, Weston. Wharton-10.
Mann-Bates. Black, Griffn. Har
vey, Hongh. Johnstone. Lid e. Muck-f
anfuss. Rozers. Stewart. Sullivan.
,Summers, Tow.nsend. Wailler. WYil
Aull-Bass. Clifton. Croft, Cros
son. Forrest, Graydon. Jo-hnson, Kel
lc'v, Laner, Lide. Mr-Keithan. Mont
gomry.r R:ainsford. Smith. Spivey
DeCamnp-Abo.-elt. Carii.b. Chrisj
tensen. Earle. Hairdin. Maildin. Otts.
ers, Stewart. Sullivan, Summers,
Townsend, Waller, Williams-13.
Aull-Bass, Clifton, Croft, Crosson,
Graydon, Johnson, Kelley, Laney, Me
Keithan, Montgomery, Rainsford,
DeCamp-Appelt, Bates, Carlisle,
Christensen, Earle, Hardin, Otts,
-Mann-Black, Forrest, Harvey,
Hough, Johnstone, Lide, Muckenfuss,
Rogers, Stewart, Sullivan, Summers,
Townsend, Waller, Weston, Williams.
Aull-Clifton, Croft, Crosson,
Graydon. Johnson, Kelley, Laney,
Lide, McKeithan, Montgomery,
Rainsford, Smith, Spivey-13.
DeCamp-Appelt, Carlisle, Chris
tensen, Earle, Forrest, Hardin, Maul
din; Otts, Sinkler, Weston, Wharton
Mann-Bass, Bates, Black, Griffin,
Harvey, Hough, Johnstone, Mucken
fuss, Rogers, Stewart, Sullivan, Sum
mers, Townsend. Waller, Williams
- 1Ninth Ballot.
Aull-Bass, Croft, Crosson, Gray
don, Johnson, Kelley, Laney, Me
Keithan, Rainsford, Smith, Spivey
DeCamp-Aippelt,' Cairlisle, Chris
tensen, Earle, Hardin, Mauldin, Otts,
Mann-Bates, Black, Clifton, For
rest, Griffin, Harvey, Hough, John
stone, Lide, Montgomery, Mucken
fus, Rogers, Stewart, Sullivan, Sum
mers, Townsend, Waller, Williams
Aull-Clifton, Croft, Crosson, For
rest, Graydon, Johnson, Kelley, Lin
ey, Lide, MeKeit6an, Montgomery,
Rainsford, Smith, Spivey-14.
. DeCamp-Appelt, Earle, Hardin,
Mauldin, Otts, Sinkler, Weston,
Mann-Bass, Bates, Black, Carlisle,
Christensen, Griffin, Harvey, Hough.
Johnstone, Muckenfuss, Rogers.
Stewart, Sullivan, Summers, Town
send, Waller, Williams-17. I
Aull-Appelt, Bass, Clifton, Croft,
Crosson, Forrrest, Graydon, Johnson.
Kelley, Laney, McKeithan, Montgom
ery, Rainsford, Smith, Spivey-15.
DeCamp--Hardin, Otts, Sinkler,
M.ann-Bates, Blacek, Carlisle,
Christensen, Earle, Griffin, Harvey,
Hough. Johnstone, Lide, Mauldin,i
Muckenfuss, Rogers, Stewart, Sulli
van, Summers, Waller, Williams-19. (
Aull-Appelt, Bass, Clifton, Crofit,
Crosson, Graydon, Kelley, Laney, Me-r
Keithan. Montgomery, Rainsford,i
Mann---Bates, Black, Carlisle,
Christensen, Earle, Forrest, -Griffin,r
Hardin, Harvey, Hough, Jo~hnson,
Johnstone. Lide. Mauldin, Mueken-1
fuss, Otts. Rogers, Sinkler, Smith,
Stewart. Sulliv.an, Summers, Town
send, Waller, Willia-ms-25-.
Sergeant-at-Arms Schumpert Es
Mr. J. Fred Sehumpert, of Newber- e
ry, had no opposition for re-election
as sergeant-at-arms of the senate. He1
was nominated by Senator Appelt, of
Clarendon, and received 37 voten, 'thlw
otal number east. I
Meeting of Pension Board.
T<he pension board of Newberry ,
eounty will meet in the Auditor's of
fie in t'he new court house, thie first
Monday in February,. at 11 o'clock1
a. mn.. sto pass on pension applic5ations.
All applicants are required to be
W. G. Peterson,
Smyrna Farmers' Union. .
Th~e members of Smyrna Farmers' t
un1 in are requested to meet onl Fri- r
day afternoon at three o 'clock to a
take up the matter ..f fertilizers. p
Alex D. Hudson. ti
The Civic AEsociation. hi
The Civic associat ion will meet in i
th chamber of commerce rooms~ on i1:
Saturday afternoon. o t 4 o'iloek
siness of imp:. iP-e tO be e'
i'lred. ancl1 a f,ll a' " ir e
ed. Mrs.' . I
rILLMIN REPLIES TO
SAYS PRESIDENT IS INSPIRED
Explains His Connection With Ore
gon Land Matter-Will Attack
Roosevelt Later During Ses
Washington. Jan. 11.-Being greet
?d by applause from the galleries
x-hen -he entered the senate chamber
today to reply to President Roose
,e-Ot's strietures in respect to his con
aection with Oregon timber land
ransaetions, Senator Tillman of
South Carolina proceeded to read his
repa'red .remarks with little attempt
it oratorical effect. He was accorded
areful attention by senators on both
-ides of the chamber, the public and
)rivate galleries being taxed to their
ul.1 capacity by visitors who occupied
Ill the seats and standing room, while
without the entrance long lines of
:nen and women -unable to gain ad
nission stood for nearly -three hours
rainly hoping to enter the galleries.
In addition to his speech, which
iad been printed in advance, Mr.
rillman had prepared other brief re
narks, which he read.
"It 'has been expected' and desir
d,"'he said, "that, having made my
)wn defense, I should tarn my bat
;eries on my assailant. I do not feel
.hat my strength is sufficient for the
louble task, for my physicians have
warned me against overtaxing my
;elf. One of the truest and best say
ngs in English literature is this,
'' 'Soiling another will never make
me's self clean.'
"The president lives in a glass
ionse, with even a glass floor in it,
nd should remember the old adage.
le i1as exerted all the power of the
rovernment to destroy me, but I feel
hat I stand unscathed because, if all
)ther arguments fail to convince men, I
le character for rectitude, truthful
iess and 'honesty which I have build
d in the 61 years of my life, would
it last be my bulwark. Men who
iave always been clean and 'honorable
lo not suddenly become liars. and
iypocrites at 61 without any neces
Will Attack Later.
''Later on in .this session it is my
mrpose to devote some time to brine
ng Theodore Roosevelt face to face
ith his true self and let the ieople
if the United States know .what ehar
teter of man they have been bowing
Lown' to. For .the present I content
ryself with applying .to him This you
ation from Spenser 's 'Faery Queen':
'''He ranges throughout t-he whole
vorld. neither is there any that can
estrain him. Of late he has grown
~specially presu.ptuous an4 pestil.ent,
>arking at and biting all alike,
ihether threy be blameworthy or in
ioent. None are, free from his at
ack. He spares neither the lea-rned
vit nor the gentle poet, but rends
nd tears without regard of person,
eason or time.'
When Mr. Tillman concluded his
emariks .there was no further on.t
reak of a'pplause. the vice president
:aving admonished the occupants of4
he galleries against making such
lemonstrations. Mr. Tillman was~ 1
onratulated by a number of Demo
''They have got to conviet me or
her- Iave got to acquit me. one or
he other. That is all there is about
r.'' aid Senator Tillmavn, afte.r mak- I
ng his speech. anid referring to t-he s
enate in relation to the president's
harge against him.
1I is ;uder.Ftood tha:t an effort will
le made tomorrow in the senate to 1
ormn a plan by which an inonirv hv
he senate as indicated by Mr. Till- (
an will be obtained. The subcom- t
iittee of the conmmittee on appro- '
riations now has in han'd the inves- '1
iation of the -eharges made by the r
resident and whether that subcom- I
ttee or some snecial comnmittee wil! ~
e given the ditv of fullr investient- l
zthe cha-rges against Mr. Tillmnan ~
to he determined. r
Not long after he had conclued his
pee"h. Senator Tillman reeeived a s
ablQgrhlm f|rom a London newspaper, v
sking him to express in 50 words e
is opnion of President Roosevelt a
and saying that if he would do so
the tolls would be paid at the other
md. The senator declined to comply
ith the request.
"In my public work here," said
Senator Tillman, "I have not hesi
ated to criticise and comment on the
Aieial actions and utteranees of
President Roosevelt, and I have
doubtless given him good cause to
seek revenge. I have, at various
times, arraigned him in the senate
For tyrannical invasion of -the rights
f congress, for usurpation of author
ty not given him by the constitution,
for disobedience of the law and the
neglect of duty, and particularly in
the .ease of Mrs. Morris, for brutal
and cruel conduct toward a helpless
woman. I was not aware -that these
darts of mine had quivered . in the
Bxeoutive hide and stung him so, but
the -eagerness and intensity with
which he has presented his ease
against me, his making a precedent,
when none -has existed before, his
taking from the committee to which
he has forwarded ibhem the papers
and giving them to the press before
that committee had considered them,
indicates that Theodore Roosevelt
njoys to the limit the feeling of get
ting even with Ben Tillman and lays
on ithe 'big stick' with the keenest
relish, doubtless blelieving that the
'pitchfork' has gone out of busi
In addressing the senate today Mr.
Tillman arose to a question of per
)onal privilege, declaring that for the
First time in the -history of ,this gov
3rnment, so .far as he had been able
o learn, a member of the seniate hid
been brought to the bar of publie
)pinion before the senate itself to be
judged under indictment by no less
i person than the president of the
United -States. The manner of doing
it, he said, and the animus and zeal
lisplayed by the chief executive were
worthy of consideration.
Mr. Tillman called attention to the
ublication of these charges by the
>resident before they had been con
iidered by the committee of the sen
ite to which they were referred and
leclared that in so doing the president
iad treated the senate with "that
-ontempt which has been -his wont."
le declared that the president -was
in adept at adv6rtising and had used
he press with more skill than any
nan i.n American politics.
''Another probable reason for his
'reat haste,'' said the South Carolina
~enator, ''was that he sought. to dis
;ract attention from the action of the
duse of representatives on Friday
n laying part of his message on the
:able, by the sensational accusation
igainst a man who has had long ser
-ie in .the senate.
''An examination of the prsi
lent's .letter to M'r. Hale, which
night just as well have been a s)ec'ial
nessage of the type with whieh we
ire so fa.mili,ar'' said Mr. Tillman.
'will show that the president's
~harges boiled down amount to two in
''First. He promotes me to mem
>ership in the Ananias club and
harg'es in effect that I have delibar
telv lied to the senate.
''Second. He charges tha.t I have
~xerted myv official influence and
vork as a senator for my personal
>enefit alone to secure the passage of
.resolution and to press the depart
nent of justice to bring suit against
he corporation which holds so much
>f the public domain in ' the West,
tnd will not sell it to settlers under
he terms of their grants from the
''He has prepared his indictment
vi,th consummate ability and skill.
le is even ennning in the appare'tly
nocent pretense 'that in making a
earchi through the secret service for
ne kind of malefactor he has run
town another and ine case of that
ne of such serious importance that.
tis sense of official obligation com
elled him to prompt action. Mark
ou. he has been in the possessioni of
11 the facts in this case since Jnly
st. and men will be curious to know
chv. if his zeal was honest. he did
t make them known then."'
Quoting from the president's mes
age to t-he house on Janua-ry 4 in
hich -he said he had no charges of~
orruption against congress nor
gant any member of the nresent