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IN LOWER HOUSE
John Wesley Gaines Sets National
House in Uproar-Criticises
Washington, Feb. 5.-Mr. Hepburn
of Iowa was today again one of the
central figures in a tilt with a fellow
member, which led to an exciting inei
dent. Mr. Macon of Arkansas had for
some time been reserving objection to
certain bills and then, after getting
explanations, flatly objecting.
"This is a grotesque performance,"
interjected Mr. Hepburn, "and I in
sist that members be required to take
one position or the other."
Mr. Macon explained that his sole
purpose had been to put himself in
the position where he could "object
intelligently and not without considar
ation.'' He would not, he said, al
low bills to go through that he knew
"I haven't the slightest desire -to
control the gentleman," said Mr.
Hepburn, with a bit of sarcasm. "He
may object unintelligently if he de
The rejoinder set the house to
The speaker held that ithe practice
had been to allow brief debate by
unanimous consent, but an objection
would be equivalent to a withdrawal
of such* consent.
Bill after bill was mowed down by
Mr. Macon's objection in consequence
of Mr. Hepburn's utterances. Mem
bers appealed to him to reserve his ob
jeetion, but he protested that he was
not allowed to make inquiry.
Cannon to the Rescue.
The speaker threw himself into the
arena by remmarking, "Up to this
time I have heard no objection.'"
Mr. Macon, taking this as his cue,
reserved objection on the particular
bill then up, but before it could be
discussed Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) got the
floor and set the hoase in a furore of
excitement by charging that the rules
prevented a square deal to claimants.
'I submit to the house," he said,
"is it right that by simply rising here
and saying 'I object' a member may
defeat a claim and stifle the voice of
some unfortunate man, woman or
The speaker called Mr. Gaines to
order and pounded his gavel vigor
Ignoring the speaker, Mr. Gaines
continued, declaring, amid confusion,
that there should be a rule by which
the people could have their claims
paid. He was proceeding further
whren the speaker ordered the ser
geant-at-arms to require him to take
his seat. This. however, was not nec
essary, as the Tennessean sat down
The ineident created an uproar,
but, above the din, Mr. Macon, wildly
gesticulating and pointing his finger
at Mr. Gaines, could be heard to say:
''My God! I reserve the right to ob
From that time on, the custom of
reserving objections, pending explana
tions, was reestablished.
THE SPECTRE AT THE FEAST.
Iske Banquo Before Macbeth the
SHong Kong Gander Appeared
at the Taft Banquet.
Richmond News Leader.
In Charleston, S. C., it was a time
of revelry and feasting. The newly
elceted president was making his
rouse. - The cannon to the heavens
spoke, the culverin roaired forth its
d'acclaim. The bottles passed
~rrily' about and loyal laughter
~ng and rippled beneath brilliant
lights. The palate paused from ,the
bliss of dainty viand and perfumed
drink, but for the sweeter bliss of'
emitting rib-racking cachinnation. It
was a royal banquet, royally spread
and each moment as it glided by was
a link in a long chain of rosy glad
ness and new -delight.
While the mirth was at its highest
and its merriest. when the choicest
course was on and the oldest wine
had been broa'ehed, suddenly like a
pallad, ehill apparition from the dark
depths of death, appeared, like Ban
quo before Macbeth, the Hong Kong
Gander. It was the Gander conse
rated by the love and zeal of Elder
Caldwell, of the Charlotte, N. C.,
Observer, to the sacred cause of Our
Peerless Leader in his most r.eent
campaign for the presidency. The
painful circumstances of the passing
and disappearance of this bird are
unhappily familiar to the public. In
company with a Hen, said to have
been hatced in the historic year
Carolina's contribution to the South
Carolina campaign fund and was sent
to be raffled. The raffle, as we un
derstand, was conducted by Deacon
Hemphill, of the News and Courier,
Charleston, and Mr. Philip H. Gads
den, of the same city. By one of- those
mysterious mechanations of fortune
which sometimes attend raffles for
a p.iti pur-oe the Gander be
came the property to Mr. Gadsden
and the Hen was acquired by the dea
con. The legend is that subsequently
the Hen was assimilated into the dea
conial system in the guise of pie. The
Gander, however, survived the gener-1
al political wreckage of last Novem
ber. There was a scandal to the ef
fect that he had devoured the several
blades of grass on Deacon Hemphill's
lawn in Charleston, -and that a bill
for this devastation to the amount of
$14.82 having been levied on his head,
he was held by Mr. Gadsden acting
rather as receiver than trustee.
However that may be, the Gander
appeared at the Taft banquet. From
that moment hilarity ceased. The
circumstances and the suspicion it
tending the stransaction in him were
too fresh and painful to permit jo
eosity or further wine bibbing.
His wings ciamored forth, a thous
and dumb but heart-piercing tongues,
drowning all the sound of merriment.
sternly banishing all light or humor
ous thought. And a new and distract
ing doubt developed. The Associated
Press dispatches, presumably dictated
by Deacon Hemphill, spoke of the
bird as a goose. Deacon Hemphill is
supposed to know his once cherished
charge more intimately than any liv
ing man. He is supposed to know
also that a gander is a gander and a
goose is a goose. Furthermore, Judge
Taft in his speech spoke of the his
itorie "goo-e,'' 'id he had be'.u it
company with Deacon Hemphill and
presumably was informed by him.
Has a new scandal developed atop
the horrid heap of scandal already
so high accumulated? Has the Hong
Kong Gander inadvertently repudiat
ed his supposed sex by the laying of
an egg and by misguided endeavors to
set on t and perofrm maternal func
tions? Or is the bird now present in
or around Charleston a changeling, a
substitution, procured by some dark
plot of town bred conspirators to
whos!e inexperience a gander is a
goose and any goose a gander?
This matter may not be fobbed off.
It is vain to attempt to dispose of it I
by hypocritical suggestion that the
bird may be most appropriately pres
ented to the war ship North Carolina
because of its supposed derivation,
along with Andrew Jackson and the
Mecklenburg Declaration, from the
State of that name. The plain pee
pul will demand to know what devious
methods the living gift intended to
inflate the Bryan campaign is sent to
follow -in. the train of Taft, on his
way to Manilla. Suppose the rotun
dity and weight of Taft should be in
creased by a meal based on Our Peer
less Leader's country, and especially
of the Carolinas, tamely endure such
miscarriage, such perversion,-of Elder
Caldwell 's patriotic purpose?
If the bird now or recently at Char
eston is the original Hong Kong
Gander. we demand to know why and
by whose authority it is now insulted
in theAssociated Press dispatches as
a goose. This question of gander
should be cleared first of all, although
the name Macduff may be adopted
's'aely, because if it really is a goose,
the admonition to lay on will be ap
propriate, while if investigation prov
es conditions to be otherwise, the ob
vious mission of vengeance will justi
fy it. But the question is, wheth
er the real bird was given the North
Carolina as a mascot; and if so, un
der wvhat conditions; and the deeper,
darker question is, if this is not the
real Hong Kong Gander, what the
fate and final destination of that
Life In Mining Towns.
Dr. W. K. Robinson, formerly a
prominent and popular Baltimorean,
but for :the past three years a resi
dent of Goldfield, Nev., told some in
teresting facts about his adopted
home to a Baltimore American repor
''Compared with Baltimore,'' said
he, ''the mining towns of Nevada are
very shy of the comforts and pleas
ures of existence, but they have an
attraction of their own, and I really
enjoy living out there. Goldfield is a
place of at least 15,000 people. It is
a wide open town. Gambling goes on
day and night and the saloons are
never closed. This does not mean that
it is given up to disorder and violence.
On ithe contrary, serious crime is rare,
'and what racket is kicked up is the
work of young eastern chaps, who
think they must cavort and raise
Cain to make the natives regard the:n
''While the cost of living is pretty
high, there has been a great decline
One can now rent a 'ery comfohble
since the earliest days of the camp.
One can now rent a very comfortable
house for $75 to $100 a month. No
Chinamen or Japs are allowed in
Goldfield, and a strong Irish woman
who can do all the cooking and other
family work can often get $100 a
montlh. We sigh for the soft-shell
crabs of the Chesapeake and the oth
er glorious sea food, but our beef and
veetables brought in from Ca.lifor
ma are st as good as you can get in
"Goldfield is today in better shape
than it ever was. Everything is on a
solid basis. Speculation in wildcat
properties has ceased. Labor, like
smelter charges and Trailroad rates,
has dropped to a figure where the
mine owners can pay and get their
profits. Some of the biggest mines
are not in operation, but that is only
a temporary condition. The treasury
shipments of ore out of Goldfield are
not less than $750,000 a month. In
side of two years I believe the camp
will show an annual output of not
less than $25,000,000."
Playing Bicycle Policeman.
One small boy had a rubber-tired
velocipede and the other had one of
these automobiles wagons with a
long bonnet in front, which works by
means of kicking at pedals. They were
riding along on :the same -street. The
little boy on the velocipede said:
"Now, you be a man in an automo
bile and I'll be a bicycle policeman.
You must be riding the other way."
The small boy in the automobile
pedaled away, and wheeled around at
the top of the block to come back. He
rode discreetly by where the small po
liceman was standing alongside his
wheel. The automobilist saluted in
gratiatingly and the policeman gruffly
and grudingly returned the greeting
Then as the automobile went by the
policeman swung on his velocipede
and gave chase. At the corner he
(-aught up and said:
The other lad did so, and the po
liceman circled around the car in a
plendid imitation of the approved
manner of bicycle squad men.
D' ye know how fast you were go
ino" he demanded fiereely.
No, si-r." replied the chauffeur of
7, as the machine was marked.
,You were going 22 1-2 miles ail
hour from the tree to the lamppost,
and that s against the law. Come
around to the station house." Then
they both shrieked in glee.
Presently along came a small boy
riding in one of those carts that move
when you pedal, but at every stroke
of his feet two boards, one on either
side of the seat, rose and fell. The bi
(yele policeman halted him and told
him he was breaking the law.
"G 'wan," said the newcomer,
this is a flying machine, and you cops
haven ':t got anything to do with As."
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*& are making
prices. - -
SALE OF 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 the 11th day of February,
1909, the personal property of which
the said S. J. Kinard died, seized, and
possessed, consisting of household and
kitchen furniture, one horse, one mule
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.
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 forer.con, 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.
rs, Etc., Etc..
lot of +
uy now as we@e
The Commercial Bank of Newberry, S. C., con
densed from report to State Bank Examiner Novem
ber 27, 1908.
Loans............ ........... ........ $268,751 87
Furniture and fixtures...................... 3,116 93
Overdrafts ........... ...................... 12,645 6o
Cash and due from banks..... ................ 1oi,x8i 65
Capital stock........................... $50,000 oo
Profits less expenses taxes paid ............. . 54,677 53
Dividends unpaid. .................... 1,277 00
Cashier's Checks........................... 25500
Re-discounts ............. ......... 15,000 00
Individual...... ........ ...$261,000.03
Banks............ ........ 3,486.49-$264,486-52
The Commercial Bank,
NEWBERR,Ss C. j
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B. MAYER, J. Y. McFALL,
President. Vice-President. Cashier.
SOME OF OUR POLICIES:
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semi-annually.
To bond every employee.
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To lend our money to our customers.
To treat our patrons courteously.
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To secure business from all classes.
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