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Butler Pulls State Statute on the Vice
President--Federal Law Some
what Hazy-Mr. Fairbanks
Enjoys Amusing Inci
Washington, Feb. 1.-Col. Thos. B.
Butler of Gaffney and the Fifth con
gressional district, took his seat in i
the office of the vice president early
this morning armed with hi- creden- t
tials as messenger of the South Car
olina electoral vote and with a copyp
of the South Carolina statute as to i
the -time he -was due. At his side sat !
his doughty friend, Col. Campbell of E
Pennsylvania and Gaffney. The vice'<
president had not arrived. After a I
considerable wait in walked a man i
with a long white paint brush pendent I
from his chin. This was not ;the vice N
president. It was Senator Thomas 1
Carter of Montana, who had come to
intioduce the belated Montana mes- c
senger, and they sat and waited like- I
wise, looking with jealous eyes upon c
the two colonels in the other corner.
After long suspense the tall and smil-, I
ing vice president entered and greet- I
ed Senator Carter.
"I want to introduce," began
Senator Carter, "the Montana mes
senger ." "My name is Batler,
Mr. Vice President, and I was here
first," interrupted Col. Butler. 1
CoL Butler Received.
"Ah, I am so glad to know you,
Mr. Butler," said the vice president, I
shaking hands. "I bring the South
Carolina electoral- "
Mr. Fairbanks stopped him short, b
reaehed down and enthusiastically
shook hands again. "Exceedingly
glad to see you," he said. The Mon
tana citizen looked Oba. It afterwards
developed that he had the Montana
vote all right-that is, all wrong, for
it was for the wrong man-but he had
forgot his credentials and must tele
graph back to Montana waiting here
for their arrival. a
"I am also here to see about that
thousand dollar fine," added Col. j
Butler. Mr. Fairbanks' eyes twinkled a
and' the whole party laughed. Col a
Butler laughed, too, but he pulled a
paper on the vice president, the same b
being a copy of section 250 of the '
codified laws of South Carolina, t
whieh reads: "'The electors shall i
then, by writing, under their 'hands, t
-or underithe'hands of amajority of a
them, appoint a person to take oharge t
of the lists so sealed uip, who shall de- (
liver the same to the president of the
senate of*the congress of the United 3
States, at the seat of government, be
fore the second Wednesday in Febru- r
ary then next ensuing.'' Mr. Fair- r
banks said he was acting according to ~
the federal statutes. "All right,"''
said Col. Butler, "Let us look at the,
Federal Law Hazy. I
The federal law is in fact very hazy. i
It specifies that whenever a messen- a
ger fails to perform the duties re- t
quired of him, he shall be 'subject to
a forfeiture of one thousand dollars. n
That is all. ,Now what is required? 11
Anothei- section says that whenever a f
certificate of votes from any State 'i
has not been received on the Fourth t
Monday of January, the secretary of a
State shall send a special messenger I
to the district judge, who has a dupli
eate certificate, to send that list -here. I
Still another section says that the r
vote shall be forwarded "forthwith la
after the 2nd Monday in January.'' c
What does lhat mean? However the o
diserepancies in the law may be ex- v
plained, Col. Bntler got here before
thre secretary of state had sent a spe- Ii
cial messenger for the vote, and he I
got ahead of the Montana man. More- 3
over, Mr. Vice Phesident accepted his 1
'eredentials, received the sealed en- e
-velope said to contain the nine votes, 'e
gave him a' receipt and a certificate a
with which he will tomorrow call on (
the United States treasury fo~r 25 p
cents~ a mile from Columbia to Wash- $
ington, and told him not to worry $
about the fthousand pl-unks. And they a
all were happy, save the Montana e
man. The envelope Col. Butler de
posited was sealed, but there is a be- t
li'ef here that the vote will be for I
ME. WHITNEY THE MAN. g
"Dow, Jr.'' Gives the Name of thie
Augusta Minister Who Preached i1 f
Against Prohibition. 1
Editor of Observer: While it is a a
matter of little moment to one of i
Dow 's age whether his word is taken e
at its face value or not, still since I
you have asked in a doubting manner
for Do'w to "specify the able divine e
of Augusta'' whom he had quoted, he a
will do so with pleasure, and am only V
too sorry the 'whole sermon could not b
be senit for pu*blicat ion. In it was e
plenty of food for thought for all of g
us. The divuie was Rev. Mr. Whit- a
nev, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal s
chureh, and the sermon in question
was preaebed in Augusta on Decem-- t
Mr. Whitney had as one of his au
lience President-elect W. H. Taft.
oVhile this fact might not add to, or
letract from, the ability, importance
>r standing of the Georgia divine, still
4r. Taft being a member of no
lhirch, it is safe to presume that lo
al pride would have occasioned the
Lugustans to have the president-elect
,isit the church that most represented
,ulture, refinement and wealth. and
he pulpit occupied by the most elo
juent, learned and influential minis
er in the city.
The rector was by no means, an ad
rocate of the whiskey traffic, but he
leplored the fact that -temperance
nd prohibition statesmen would pass
law, then make no effort to have it
beyed; that a. great State. to pass a
a-w that cannot be enforced, nor will
Lot be obeyed, is worse than criminal.
kfter warning his sister States to be
vare, he said: "Admitting the law to
e bad, drastic and in some respects
anatical, nevertheless it is law and
>ught .to be obeyed. It being a bad
aw, its rigid enforcement is the sur
ist means of getting it repealed.
That is the gospel that Dow swears
iy-enforce the law against all, or
tone, or repeal the obnoxious sections.
Newberry, S. C.
Lnnual Celebration and Supper-Ad
dress by Mr. M. A. Carlisle.
On December 31, 1908. the Grand
Tnited Independent Order of the Sun
ight Society celebrated its twelfth
.nnual thanksgiving supper for the
enefit of its members and to give
anks to God that we were permit
ed once more to assemble together in
The hall was beautifully decorated
7ith evergreen and made very attrac
ive and brilliant with lights both up
nd down stairs. However most time
ad been bestowed on the lodge room
nd M. C. Scurry had erected,an arch
hich extended across the hall and
rhich was also tastefully decorated.
ust behind this arch all the officers
nd speakers were seated. A very
ppropriate program had been ar
anged and the following speakers
ad been invited to be present: W. E.
Villiams, of Helena; M. C. Scurry,
he founder and grahd president of
he society; Col. B. H. Aull, the edi
or of The Herald and News of the
ity; Mr. M. A. Carlisle, president of
he First National Bank; and Dr.
eorge B. Cromer, and others.
At eight o 'clock Grand President
i C. Scurry called the meeting to
rder and there was not standing
oom in the hall. He made some good
emarks and cordially welcomed all
rho were present to the meeting.
'Nearer my God to Thee'' was then
ung, followed with prayer by Rev.
). C. Copeland, of Laurens. W. E.
Viliams, of Helena, then arose and
atroduced President M. C. Scurry
nd stated that he would be thie mnas
er of ceremonies. Again President
arry rose and in a very dignified
anner said that he would say very
ttle on this ,occasion as he much pre
erred that the white men who were
isitors should do the talking. He
ben intiroduced Mr. M. A. Carlisle
nd the entire audience rose to greet
Mr. ,Carlisle began by saying that
.e was indeed surprised to see so
any -present. That -he was glad hie
ad accepted :this invitation. He re
aled that the Sunlight society was
rganized about twelve years ago
rith only 12 members by Morgan
urry. Mr. Carlisle said that when
e came to Newberry 37 years ago,
e found Morgan Scurry down by
frs. Rosa Carlisle's place learning
is A. B. C. Since then he has ae
omplished a great work. In 12 years
ta:rting with 12 members he has now
membership of nearly 1700 in South
arolina, and .through him you are
aying to poor widows and c-hildren
135.00' and through him have paid
26,745 in twelve years. "Is not this
wonderful work he is doing,'' ask
d Mr. Carlisle. He remarked that
curry is doing the same kind of work
dat Booker T. Washington is doing.
e said the citizens of Newberry were
roud of Morgan Scurry because he
Shonast and polite and is doing a
ret work for the poor and needy
nd the aged. There will be stars in
is crown of rejoicing on the judg
ient day for what he is trying to do
r his -race.
Mr. Carlisle was lo.dly applauded
t the close of his speech and the aud
mene then joined in singing "A
harge to keep I. have." Again Rev.
. C. Copeland led in prayer.
The presiding officer then introdue
d W. E. Williams, of Helena, to re
pondl to Mr. Carlisle. He said they
ere very grateful for Mr. Carlisle's
el) and for' his speech 01n this oe-~
asion. That he had stood by the
rand president all during these years
nd they .were proud of his friend
Rev. H. Nelson, of Chappells, was
ien introduced. He insisted that the
sembers endavor in every wayto t
hold up the hands of their grand pres
ident and leader.
Milton Shear was then introduced
and he urged those colored people
who did not have a job to go out at
once and get a job and start to work
and to quit loafing.
The grand president then rose and
said that he regretted very much that
Col. E. H. Aull did not get in to
speak to them, and also Dr. Geo.
Cromer. but that he hoped to have
them sometime again on another oc
easion for all wanted to hear them.
He said he was glad .they had learned
something about the society.
Mr. Carlisle then said he would bid
,them good night and leave but that
he would come again when thcy need
ed him. The grand president escort
ed him down stairs and told him he
would have supper sent up to him,
which he did and a waiter full of good
things was sent up to Mr. and Mrs.
The table was then set on the first
floor and a lunch was served at which
about 250 people partook.
At a quarter to twelve Rev. T. C.
Caldwell led in singing a hymn and
everyone was on his knees when the
clock struck twelve and .the new year
dawned upon them asking God's
blessing. It was a grand meeting.
M. C. S.
In emory T. J.. Grizardt.
Whereas it -has pleased our Heaven
ly Father to remove from our .midst
of busy activities our brother, friend,
and co-laborer, T. J. Grizardt;
Resolved, 1st. That we deplore ou-r
lss, and bow with submission to our
Heavenly Father's will.
2nd. That we remember .with af
feetion his gentleness, kindness, faith
falness, and constancy to duty while
3rd. That it shall be our purpose
to emulate his fidelity to duty and
follow his example in all that was
4th. That a copy of this preamble
and resolutions be given to his fam
ily and published in the county pa
pers, and spread upon the Quarterly
W. I. Herbert.
S. J. Cromer.
E. Lee Hayes.
SA LE 01' PERSONAL PROPERTY.
As the executors of the last will
and testament of the late S. J. Kin
ard, deceased, we will sell at the home
place on tihe 11th day of February,
1909, the personal property of whielh
the said S. J. Kinard died, seized, and
possessed, consisting of household and
I a choiC
*S are making.
$ prices. - -
kitchen furniture, one horse, one mule Z
colt, one shoat, one cow, corn, fodder,
and farming implements.
Sale to begin at eleven o'clock.
J. C. C. Kinard,
Annie E. Kinard,
Jan. 21, 1909.
A Night Rider's Raid.
The worst night riders are calomal,
croton oil or aloes pills. They raid
your-.bed to rob you of rest. Not so
with Dr. King's New Life Pills.
They never distress or inconvenience,
but always cleanse the system, eur
ing Colds, Headache, Constipation,
Malaria, 25c. at W. E. Pelham &
Son's, Newberry, S. C.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
As Executor of the estate of Sim
eon Miller, deceased, I will make a
final settlement of said estate. in the
probate court of> Newberry county on
February 23, 1909, at eleven o'clock
in the forenoon, and immediately
thereafter will apply to said court for
letters dismissory as said Executor
of Simeon Miller, deceased.
J. H. Wise,
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Let No Innocent Man Escape
AT THE GREAT
Mock Court Trial
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
NEW COURT HOUSE,
Friday Evening, Feb. 12th.
One of the most respected citi
zens will be charged with - - -
BREACH OF PROMISE.
Regular Court Rules. Startling
Developments. Ludicrous Situa
tions. Local Hits. An Evening
of Refined Fun. -
Prices, 25 and 50 cents.
Tickets on sale at Newberry
Hardware Co.'s Store.
Open at 7-30. Court called at 8.
ine of :
uy now as we e
specially low 2
BR CO. I
The Commercial Bank of
densed from report to State I
ber 27, 1908.
Loans........... ....... ....
Furniture and fixtures....... .
Cash and due from banks....
Profits less expenses taxes paid. .
Dividends unpaid . . .........
Banks............ .. .....
JNO. X. KINARD, 0. B. M
SOME OF OUI
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semi
To bond every employee.
To be progressive and accc
To lend our money to our
To treat our patrons court
To be liberal and prompt.
To secure busmess from al
TO BE THE VERY BES
TO DO BUSINESS N
Our institution is under the s1
examined by the State Bank Exa
The Bank of
DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
J. F. BROWNE,
IThe Pirsi Cough
I yeu' though not snevere, has a t
live memibraaes of the throat
Coughs then cime easy all wint
si ughtest cold. Cure the first co
s et upan inflamnationnthe delic
lungs. The best remedy is
SYRUP. It at once gets right
moves the cause. It is free fror
Ia child as oraadult. 25 cents
WE STOP T.
TEAM and HOT|
REPAIR WORK i
.2.1 College St.
Newberry, S. C., con
3ank Ex%mriner Novem
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AYER, J. Y. McFALL,
r BANK FOR YOU
ipervision of and regularly
py, S. C.
DR. J. S. WHEELER,
J. A. COUNTS,
of the Season,
mdency to Irritate the sensi
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