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VOL XLVI NO, 11 NEWBERRY, S. 0.. FbIDA.FERAY 5,.1909. TWC- EK $15-AYA
THREE BALLOTS WERE TAKE
Same Five Candidates in Race, Wit]
Little Material Change In
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 4.-The deadloC
in -the election being held by the gen
eral assembly to choose a succossol
to Associate Justice Ira B. Jones, re
cently elected chief justice, remain:
Three ballots were taken today b,
the joint assembly, resulting as fol
T. P. Cothran-38.
Jno. C. Sheppard-40.
D. A. Hydrick-34.
R. C. Watts-28.
Geo. W. Gage-20.
T. P. Cothran-39.
Jno. C. Sheppard-38.
D. A. Hydrick-35.
R. C. Watts-30.
Geo. W. Gage-15.
T. P. Cothran-39.
Jno. C. Sheppard-40.
D. A. Hydrick-38.
R. C. Watts-30.
Geo. W. Gage-13.
The joint assembly will ballot agai
True Bill on Fraud Chrage Agains
Oklahoma Governor Returned
by Federal Jury.
Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 3.-Seven in
dictments were returned by the fed
eral grand jury here tonight in th
alleged town lot frauds, the charg
being conspiracy to defraud the go
ernment. The names of those indict
ed are: Gov. Chas. N. Haskell, F. E
Severs, A. Z. English, C. W. Turnei
W. E. Hutchings, Jesse W. Hill an'
' Walter R. Eaton.
Attornev Thomas H. Owen, o
-Muskogee, representing Gov. Haskel
made arrangements for the governo
to enter his appearance on Friday an
give bond in the sum of $5,000 for ap~
pearance for trial. The writs issue
are returnable forthwith.
Gov. Haskell is at Guthrie. Ther
is but one indictment against him. I
charges conspiring with Walter E
. Eaton and Clarence W. Turner to de
fraud the government. There are tw
indictments against Turner and on
each against the others indicted.
Turner was first to give bond i
the sum of $10,000. Hutchings an
Eaton called and gave bond of $5,00
each. All will probably be arraigne
before Judge Campbell on Friday.
Walter R. Eaton, one of the men it
dicted, is secretary of the Indian
Qqqracting company, of which Go'
*iaistell is president, and which, iti
.alleged, scheduled the names of man
"dummies'' to secure town lots. Fid
teen of the wealthiest men in Muski
gee-called itt the office of the Unite
States marshal here tonight and sigi
ed Gov. Hask.ell 's bond for $5.004
Many; more asked to b)e allowed t
* THE JAPS' PCLICY.
lomura Voices Pacific Sentiments
Relatidns With U. S.
Tokio.-Speakinlg before the lowe
house of the diet. Foreigzn Ministe
Komura ou.:lined the foreign polic
of 'Japan. His opening sentence gav
the keynote of tihe speeeh when Iu
mura said: .
"The foreign policy of this empui
should have as an object the mnainter
ane of peace. and the developmier
of the national resources. With ri
ference to Great Britain he said thn
events of fa-r-reaehing impjortancei
the -relations of the two countries wit
other powers happily contributedt
the consummation of the genera
eace of eastern Asia. The alliane<
ie continued,(1 had barely amne
strength and solidity and stands
-the enduring foundation.'
The foreign minister dwelt
egth un the relations bet ween Ji
pan and America. He said: "The Si
friendship' of Japan and the United J.
States is traditional and it is abso
lutely essential that both maintain in,
unimpaired thei.r sentiments of amity I
and extend and strengthen them by Se
every means. Notwithstanding the SI
perfect accord which has always ex
isted regarding the aims of the two at
countries in the far east and in the E1
Pacific it appears that doubts have
been entertained in some quarters ni
concerning the sincerity of .the-inten
"In order to zemove this misunder- N:
standing the two governments have fii
- deemed it advisa-ble to exchange dip- W
lomatic notes officially announcing a he
common policy, which I am convinced
will be largely instrumental in pre- ill
- serving the peace of the Orient. pr
The California Legislation.
"With regard to the question of fr
legislation unfavorable to Japanese
now pending in California the imper- Di
ial government is relying on the sense w(
of justice of the American people to
gether with the friendly disposition hc
of the federal government and is con
fident that the question will not lead
to international complications."
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
Another New Telephone Line Going
Up-New School Furniture
Other Matters. wi
Excelsior, February 4.-We have hE
had some cold weather in this section. hc
I School moving on nicely with good 1C
Farmers are plowing now right Se
Rev. Caldwell preached a good er- ei
t mon here the fourth Sabbath after
noon to a large audience. m
Mrs. Joe Lovelace is visiting her ru
daughters Mrs. Boozer and Mrs. 19
Miss La.hlage Wheeler is visting re-;
latives in Newberry this week. of
Mr. Arthur Lee Wheeler is work- -ru
ing in Columbia. t
Mr. Aumerle Lorick, of Irmo, spent hi
last week at home on a rest up. i
Mr. J. S. Wheeler has been in Co- W
lumbia two days this week. Ilgi
Sickness prevented Mr. Hodges w
from preaching here the third Sun-'
day in January. You may expect him m
the third Sunday in this month. bE
rMr. Taomnas McIntyre and family e~
have moved in this section and oe- o1
eupy the dwelling vacated by Mr. J. d~
eDr. R. C. Kibler has been visiting hi
ithe upper part of the county. tc
tMr. J. D. Stone has made some im- ee
provements on his dwelling recently. o~
Mr. John B. Cook's little son gave ge
himself a painful wound on his foot th
e ith an axe while cutting stove wVood
The trustees of our school will j i
place a few pieces of furniture in the k;
school building for the benefit of the tn
Another new 'phone line is goingb
up from Prosperity down the road
a by Mr. Crayton Dominick's, Mr. J.
SW. Hart'man 's, Mr. James P. Cook's, tl
and on to Mr. Dick Shealy 's home. h
These lines are going all through the ki
country and they are found quite a .1h:
News of St. Paul. al
St. Paul, Feb. 4.-The cold waves m
have reaehed this section of the coun-h
The grain crop is looking fine, but
will not look so long if the weather
- continues this way.h
Mr's. M. 0. J. Kreps, who was to
lecture to the peop)le of St. Paul's hi
r hurch on Suday last, was prevent- e
r ed from being with us on account of ti
the weather, we suppose. We regret e:
e very much Mrs. Kreps could not be
-with us, as this is the second time she W
has been prevented from being with
a us. We will postpone her lecture un
-til later in the spring. The presidenit
Lt of the society, Mrs. J. C. Aull, had w
-arranaed an appropriate program
twhieh was carried out as far as pos- e<
i sible without Mrs. K-reps.
h Misses Maggie Bickley, Mary Long, te
o and Messrs. Rufus Long and Willie
d Long. of Helena, spent Saturday and a
e,Sinday with Mr. H. F. Counts.
d Messrs. A. J. and Berley Beden- w
n baugh, 'of Newberry .college, spent
Saturday and Sunday with the home ii
.- Mis Ida Epting and Pauline ri
igh, of Newberry, are vistng Rev.
Miss Clara Wicker visited her cous
, Miss Alice Richardson, last week.
Mr. Joe Wilson. and sister spent
turday night with the Rev. J. A.
Mr. Rufus Epting, of Laure'us. is
home visiting his father. Mr. J. J.
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest is visiting her
ace, Mrs. Eddy, of Newberry.
Mr. Sam Kinard, of Newberry,
ent Sunday with his aunt, Mrs.
iney Riehardson, who has been con
led to her bed for several weeks.
I are sorry to say she is not able to
lp herself yet.
Mrs. Lizzie Rikard, who has been
for several months, is slowly im
oving, we are glad to say.
Miss Katye Counts is visiting
iends at Pomaria.
Miss Beatrice Bedenbaugh visited
E. H. Halfacre at Newberry last
Mr. Harry Stone, of Georgia, is
ime visiting his mother.
THRICE FATAL WRECK.
gineer, Fireman and Brakeman
Killed-Freights Collide Near
Greenwood, Feb. 3.-Th.ree men
are killed and a number of others
riously wounded as a result of a
adon collision between two Sea
>ard freight trains last night about
o'clock near Cana, a station be
reen Greenwood and Abbeville. The
ene of the wreck is about eight
iles from Greenwood and about sev
The dead are: Engineer Clyde
oore of southbound train No. 19,
nning as the second section of No.
, a local freight; his fireman. Luth
Nickles, and a negro brakeman,
tmed Beard, a member of the crew
the northbound freight, which was
u1ning as second section of No. 20, a
rough freight. Engineer Moore had
s neck broken, apparently his only
jury. It is not known whether it
is broken by the crash of the en
nes or whether it was done after
ards. His body was found on the
-ound opposite his engine and he
ay have jumped or he may have
en thrown out as the two engines
me together. The negro brakeman
the northbound freight was found
~ad, literally crushed to pulp on the
reman 's sid:e of the cab. Whether
was asleep there or how he came
be there is not known. The engin
:r. Marvin Jones, and the fireman
the northbound train managed to
t off, but they t-ould not tell why
e negro got caught.
The conductor of the southbound
ain vias Mr. J. Allen Nickles, who
a native of Greenwood. He is well
iown here and his friends will be
uch -relieved to know that his in
ries are not serious. He is hurt,
it his injuries are not serious. His
agman was Hargis, a young white
an from Atlanta. He served with
e yard crew at the Seaboard ya-rds
re for several years and is well
aown in Greenwood. He. is pretty
dlv bruised up, but his injuries are
>t serious either.
The conductor of the northbound
1i was Mr. J. E. Bailey. He is
so well. known in Greenwood. He
arried Miss Florence Knox, of Ab
~ville, a sister of Mr's. John L. Max
ll of this place. His flagman was
wr~veeking e-rews were soon on
and and last night it was estimated
. e .k Would b)e cleared in 12
mri'. It is believed that it can be
[eared in time for tihe passenger
-ans today. The passenger trains
irly this morning exchanged passen
1rs and mails at the scene of the
-The Insanity Piea.
'Sir!" said the young woman,
ith what seemed to be indignation.
The young man looked embarrass
"Yes, I did kiss you," he admit
d, ''but I was impulsively insane.'
'"Tet means that a man would be
.luntic to kiss me5?'"
'Well, any man of discretion
ould be just crazy to kiss y'ou."
This seemed to .ease the strain, and
> uy being present to muddle af
ni's, a satisfoctory verdict wvas
THE WORK OF 1HE
I THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRI
Bill to Enlarge His Duties to Maki
Him Also Commissioner of La
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 4.-The leg
islature resumed on Tuesday after
recess for salesday.
The joint assembly which was t
have met on Tuesday night did no
convene on account of the. adjourn
ment of the house in respect to th,
memory of Representative Clark, o:
Florence county, who died on Mon
Mr. Clairk was serving his first teri
in the legislatu,re, and his death wa
quite sudden, and a great shock to hi
fellow members. This makes tw
deaths in the legislature since the ses
sion began and both from Florene
county, -the other being Senat:,r Gib
Both houses have been very bus
with routine work during the week.
Probably one of the most import
ant measures presented is the bill o
Senator Weston to enlarge the po-v
ers and duties of the commissioner o
agriculture. by which he is to hav
charge of collecting data in regard t
manufacturing enterprises. The bij
is a substitite for one introduce- b
Mr. Weston to provide for a commi
sioner of labor. It is of sufficient im
portance to give the main featuras a
1. The commissioner shall collecl
assort systematically and present i
a report to the governor on or befor
the 10th day of January of each yeai
who shall transmit to the general a:
sembly statistical details relating t
all departments of labor in this Stat
such as the hours of labor, cost of liv
ing, amount of labor required, esti
mated number of persons dependin
on daily labor for their support.
These statistics are classified a
1. In agriculture.
2. In manufacturing and meclianice
3. In transportation.
4. In clerical and all other skille
and unskilled labor not above enur
5. The amount of capital invested i
lands, buildings, machinery, materie
and means of production and distri
but ion generally.
6. The number, age, sex ,and condi
tion of persons employed; the natur
of their employment, the number c
hours of labor per day and th'e wage
received in each of the industries an
7. The sanitary conditions of fa<
tories, foundries, ma.ehine shops, met
cantile establishments and all othe
places where five or -more people a
employed as laborers.
8. The number, condition and ne
ture of employment of the inmate
'of the State prison, county jails an
reformatory institutions and to who
extent their employment comes 1
competition with the labor of art
zans and laborers outside of these in
9). All such other information in rn
i~tionl to labot as may seem advisabl
to further the object sought to be ('i
taned by this 'act.
The bill rovides for an anm'na
submitting of a schedule to the m'ai
aer or owner of every manufacturin2
establishment in the 'State..embod;
ing inquires as follows:
1. Name of person, p)artnership i
2. Kinds of goods manufactured
3s. Number of p)ar'tners or stockhll
4. Capital invested.
5. Average number of persons en
ployed, distinguishing as to se:
dults and children.
6. Total wvages not including salaa
is of managers paid during the yeal
distinguishing as to sex, adults an
Th'je following exactions upon th
a:nissioner are placed in the bill
--The owner, operator or manage
or ev establishment which is ei
d in inafzict uring shall anIswa
i he inquiries theron for the 1
m-nhs November 1 to October 3
p)receding, and return said schedule'
to the commissioner on or before the
5th of December following receipt of
"It shall be the duty of all State
- and county officials, every employer
of labor, and every person engaged in
any industrial pursuit, to give to the
comissioner. or his agents, all nee
essary ini )mationi to enable him to
perform t..,- duties herein required of
- 'Every person or corporation who
shall wilfilly impede or prevent the
-commissioner, his agents. or inspec
> tors, in the free and full performance
t of his duties, shall be guilty of a mis
. demeanor, and, upon conviction of the
- same, shall be fined not less than $10
e nor more an $50. or be iuprisoned
. not less than 10 nor more than 30
"The commissioner shall have pow
er to send for persons or papers when
ever in his opinion it is necessary, and
he may examine witnesses under oath,
- being duly qualifed to administer the
same in the performance of his duty,
and the testimony so taken must be
filed and preserved in the office of
the commissioner; hi and his agents
and inspectors shall have free access
to all places where five or wore peo
ple are employed as laboceri.
"No use shall be made in the re
ports of the commission-r of the
e names of individuals, firms or cor
e porations supplying the inf,)rmation
called for by this aet, such informa
tion being deemed confidential and
not for t-he purpose of disclosing any
person's affairs; and any -agent, in
' spector or employe of said commis
sioner violating this provision shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
n punished by a fine not to exceed $200
or imprisonment in the county jail not
to exceed six months.
"Said commisioner may employ
0 clerical assistance, at a cost not to ex
ceed $1,200 per annum and two in
spectors. who shall be appointed by
the commissioner, at a salary of $1,
000 each per annum and necessary
traveling expenses not to exceed.$300
in one year.'
The methods of protection from ac
cidents, the means of ventilation, and
investigations into the employment of
children are made a part of the com
There are some .requirements in the
bill as to the need for fresh and pure
Sdrinking water for the employes ~of
ifactories, and for punishment for vio
lation of any section of the bill.
Section 16 of the bill provides
against a child under 14 years of age
cleaning any part of the machinery
in a factory.
The most important -feature of the
bill is the requiring of keeping cf vital
dstatistics by the firms employing chil
The commissioner of labor would
be required to make periodical visits
rto the mills and factories.
e Several important amendments
have also been propx>sed to the high
- school law. As this bill left the seni
~s ate, it provides an appropriation of
d $60,000, instead of $50,000. as under
Lt. the original act.
nl Mr. Carlisle's bill to requnire direc
- tors of banks to own a specified
- amount of stock was killed.
Senator Sullivan has a bill to re
qu (tire dealers and manufacturers of
epaint to show the propoGrtionate
>- amount of ingredients wyhieh go to
make up the paint.
uMr. -Weston has a bill to enable
i. eees of 10,000 inhabitants or more
to fix the rates and cZharges for the
uplIy of water. gas, and electricity
futrnished by any firms. persons, or
r eor'porations to the inhabitants of
rThe house on Wednesday p)assed a
bill providinig for the State appropria
tion of $25,000 in support of common
schools in the poorer districts. The
purp'lose is to give these schools suf
icient funds to insure a six months'
, session and if necessary $80.00 to
the school is to be appropriated out of
- this special $25,000. The house re
,fused to appropriate $150,000 to the
d con-on schools.
iResolutions were passed denouncing
e t!e appointment of Dri. Crum as col
:letor at the port at Charleston.
r The committee on railroads from
- :he hounse repor'ted favorably on Mr.
rDixon's bill for the two and a half
2 , a' p> .auger rate, and also on Mr.
1u1 L.Smihs bill to require rail
roads to accept miieage strips on tn
The Newberry delegation has in
troducd a bill providing for a new
county government law for Newberry
county, especially for the working of
the public roads.
The Newberry county good roads
bond bill which was printed in Tues
day's Herald and News has also been
introduced by the Newberry delega
Mr. Joel H. Prison and Miss Sarah
H. Hitt were married at Coronaca, S.
C., on the 24th of January, 1909, by
Rev. J. D. Bowles. The contracting
parties were from Saluda, S. C.
Didn't Fit His Case.
There is a certain member of .the
Duquesne club who heartily detests
to be approacbed by a stranger. Re
eently he 1-id occasion to take a Cen
tre avent. car and found a seat in
close proximity to one of those lanky,
sad-faced men who seem to be unable
to resist talking ito their fellow pas
sengers. The club member had open
-ed his paper and was making -himself
as comfortable as possible in the cold
car when his neighbor opened up.
"Say," queried the lanky one,
"will you allow your son to smoke
stogies when he grows up?'"
"Really, I never have given the
qaestion a moment's thought." was
The other just gasped.
"And," he continued in a faint
voice, "will you allow him to drink
Once more the club member an
nounced that he had not thought of
"Terrible, terrible," gasped the
ranky individual, "to think that such
persons as you are allowed to exi-st!"
Then the club member became real
"Look here, iiy kind friend," he
announced. "No doubt you mean
well, but just let me tell you that I
have been a confirmed bachelor for
the last thirty-five years." The lan
kv individual subsided. He had some
thing to think about.-Pittsburg Gaz
Cushion Cover That Will Wear.
A pret-ty and serviceable cushion
cover can be made from rags woven
like rag carpet. A piece one yard
wide and one-half yard long makes
a good-sized pillow. Arrange ' the
colors in one wide double stripe, in
narrow stripes or any way to suit.
voonr taste. A cover made of good col
ors. can be washed any number of
times and look well. These covers
.are2 nice where there are children who
Slike to cuddle down on the floor for
a nap: also make nice porch and ham
mock pillows. One made of light
shades and woven with a white warp
is quite dainty and may be ornament
ed with a cord or bow of ribbon on
the corners when not intended for
hard service.-The February New
Idea Woman's' Magazine.
Letters remaining in post office at
Newberry. S. C.. for week ending
Jan. 30, 1909:
Mrs. Dora Brenan,.James Bleckley,
W. J. Bishop, Mr. W. E. Boozer, Miss
Unions Chappell. Mr. T. J. Cannon.
Mr. Jack Chrifol, Emma Cofield (2),
Mrs. Belle Deas.
Mr. Allen Garlington. Mr. George
Galman. Miss Ella Gray, Charlotte
arv. Jessie Glenn.
Smilie Jackson. Lizzie Johnson)f.
Mrs. Robt. M. Lang. Mr. H. M.
Miss Ma.rie Penn, Mrs. Alice Peter
son, Mr. B. R. Renwick, Miss Della
Retterford. J. R. Rutherford, Mr.
James Rutherford, Mrs Maggie Shel
ton. Mrs Mandia Shepperd, Mrs. Lula
mith. Eliza Sondley.
Miss Teddy Tobias.
Mrs. Bessie Walker, Mr. F. 0. W~ar
son, Miss Virginia Wheeler. Mr. Sam
Wriht. Miss Annie Wilson, Mr. Lan
The memorial to the late Senator
Latimer will be held in the house of
Irepresentatives on Sunday, February
21. at which time various members
will make speeches of eulogy. This
s in accordanee with a re.;olution in
tr:,ueid by Representative Finley