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VOL XLVIII NO. 5 NEBERRY S. C. TUESDAY, JANUARY 18.1910 TWICE AW .$1.50 A
BEGINS SECOND WEEK
INVESTIGATION Of CLEMSON
OOLLBGE IS PROPOSED.
Prohibitionists Decide to Introduce
State-Wide Measure In Both
~ Houses.-O-her Matters.
Columbia, January 17.-The legis
lature got down to steady work last
week, but little was done of any great
State-wide interest. The prohibition
'question came up indirectly in the
senate of Senator Graydon's injune
tion bill, which precipitated a lengthy
discussion. on the whole whiskey
question. No action so far has been
taken on the injubetion bill. The
whiskey question has not been men
tioned in the house. The State-wide
prohibtion members of the, two hous
es, however, have held a conference
and decided to introduee simultan
eously in both houses a State-wide
-A bill has been introduced for the
investigation of Clemson college.
The senate held a Saturday session,
but the house adjourned on Friday
until today at noon. The senate ad
ourned on Saturday to meet tonight
at 8 o'clock
The Prohibition Conference.
The -,prohibition conference -was
held in the senate chamber on Tues
day night. Represemtative C. T.
Wyche, .of Newberry, presided, and
State Dispensary Auditor West act
ed as secretary. The advisability of
the introduction of a State-wide meas
'ure' at this time Was thoroughly dis
eussed, and the introduction of such
a measure in both houses was decided
upon. . The committee appointed to
draft' the measure is eomposed of Sen
ators H. B. Carlisle, of Spartanburg,
: and JLlan Johnstone, of Newbarry, in
the senate, and Representatives J. G.
I Rihards, of Kershaw, J. P. Carey, of
* Piekens, iC. A. Smith, of Florence,
a-ad Mendel L. Smith, -of Kershaw, in
- the house.
'The opinion still prevails that the
measure will easily pass the house,
but the senate is regarded as extreme
ly. doubtful, opinions as to how the
majority in the senate will stand be
ing extremely doubtful, but most of
the predietions being' that the vote
will be very close..
For Investigation of Clemson.
Mr. L. J. Browning, of Union, in
trodueed in the. house on Friday
morning a bill providing for ag in
vestigation of .Clemson college. 'The
bill provides for the appointment of
4 committee composed of three mem
bers of the senate and four members
if the house to investigate the affairs
ofthe college, and that said commit
tee make a report and such recoin
-mendations as they imay deem proper,
the report to be submitted at the next
session of the legislature.
The commit.ee is required to keep
a correct record of its acts and of the
tstimony taken before it, and is em
powered to employ stenographers, to
appoint a marshal and to require the
attendance of witnesses,
It is.provided- that the p14sident.i and
board of trustees shall have the right
to be presen:t at the sessions of the
committee, and shall have the right
to be represented by attorney, if they
so desire. There is a section to the
~effect that no testimony given by a
witness shall render the witness lia
ble to criminnl proseeution.I
Five thousand dollars is appropri
ated out of the funds of Clemson col
lege to defray the expenses of the in
vestigation. The pay of the memnbers:
is fixed at $5 per day while in at
tendance upon sessions of the ,eom
mittee, and 5 cen.ts per mile foi- dis
tance traveled, and it is proposed to?
>pay witnesses $2 per day and the
same mileage as members.
Nepotism in State Colleges.
Representative Dick 's bill to make
the law as to nepotism in the selee
tion of teachers for the conimon
schools apply to professors in State
colleges passed its secon.d reading in
th h&use. The bill as passed pro
vide/that the trustees of a State in
st inai .on shall not elect a professor
.r imtructor related to a member of
th-honrd of trustees within the sixth
ed by the State board of education.
Circuit Judges' Salaries.
Representative K. P. Smith's bill
raising the salaries of circuit judges
froml $3,000 to $4,000 per year has
been killed by the house. Senator
Clifton's bill in the senate to give
the ijudges $500 a year for traveling
expenses was indefinitely postponed,
but the vote was later reconsidered
and the bill placed back on the calen-i
dar. These two measures provoked
a great deal of discussion.
Admissions to the Bar.
Another measure which %as con
sidered at length in the senate was
Senator Sinkler's bill regulating ad
missions to the bar, and providing for
a State board of examiners to ex
amine applicants. The bill, as it,
passed the senate and goes to the
house, provides for a board of exami
ners of three members, to be appoint
ed by the supreme court, and who
shall receive a salary of $150 per
year each. This board is to examine
applicants instead of the supreme
.court, as at present. 'The board is to
report its findings to the court, and
for the court to admit to practice.
The Injunction Bill.
Senator Graydon's injunction bill
came up for discussion on Friday.
The bill provides for the abatement
by injunction of nuisane,es created
by violation of the State's liquor
laws-said injunctions to be granted
by justices of the supreme court or
circuit judges, and the latter are em
powered to grant an injunction
whether or not they are in the cir
cuit *.here the nusance is alleged to
exist2'' Senator Graydon, in defend
ing his measure,'said that he was no
prohibitionist, but that he believed
in enforcing the laws on the statute
books, and he urged the injunction
plan for the enforcement of the li
quor laws. Consideration' of the bill
was postponed. 'It is probable that
it will come up for more-discussion.
As to Trained Nurs4.
Mr. M. L. Smith's bill. broviding
for the -xamination and registration
of trained nurses has passed. the
Mr. Cothran's 'bill to allow county
board.s of education fo establish
headquarters passed second reading
in the house, but wa, killed o*U third'
Minors in Pool Rooms.
Senator Sullivan ha's introduced in
the senate a bill, which 'has a favor
able committee report, making it a
misdemeanor for pool and billiard
room keepers to allow minors under
the age of eighteen years to come in
to their establishments.
(Thild Labor at 10ghit.
S'nator Carlisle's bill to prohibit
women and children under the, age of'
sixteen years from working in cotto.nI
a'nd woolen mills at night, between
thehours of 2' p. mi. and 6 a. in., pass
ed its second reading in the senate on
Saturday, with amendments. The bill
was aiended so as. to strike out the
provision as to . women, leaving the
i-nhibition simply as to children under
sixteen years of age, and a proviso
was added which allows those inelud
ed in the .bill to make 'up lost time as
now provided 1iy the law regulating
the hours of labor. A section was also
added providing that the bill shall
take effect January 1, 1911. Senator!
Rogers gave notice of amendments on
third reading, saying that he did not
much favor the bill.
For Safety Ma;tches.
The house bill introduce<4 by Mr.!
Harmon, of Newberry, to prohibit the
manufacture and sale of matches,1
other than safety matches, appeared
on the senate calendar as second-read-]
ing bill with an unfavorable majority
com.ittetie report and a favorable
minority report. On motion of Sen
ator Alan Johnstone, the unfavorable
majority report was tabled, but no
ation has yet been taken upon the
Against Distress For Rent.
Se.ator Carlisle has introduced in
the -senate a bill to abolish the right
of distress for rent except for prem
ises leased for agricultural purposes.
J. K. Aull.
How Sanitos Dumont has devised
the eqiuivalen:t of a "third had.''
':r himnself for use in! oper.ating his
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * **
1 am a great believer in an auto
mobile and if I had the money t(
spare I would buy me a touring cai
and hire me a ehauffer and take my
friends driving every afternoon. And
I would be interested in good roads,
too. and I would organize myself into
a good roads association and I
would be like that fellow Bill Arp
wrote about some fifty years ago, it
would take a mighty big field in
which I could disband, but as I don't
own an automobile I will have to try
to disband myself in my little ,back
But what I was trying to say ih
eve an automobile owner ought to
be and is a good citizen and should
obey the laWs of his State, county
and town, and he should toot his
horn when approaching a street cross
ing and should observe the speed or
dicance. If it is a bad ordinance
make so much noise that the people
who have nerves and who do not like
the bustle and noise of a live town
will demand its repeal. These ar,
mighty narrow streets in Newberry,
you know, and I suppose any automd
bile owner would regret to hurt any
one or to be the cause of any on:
What the automobile people who
want to ride for pleasure ought to
do is to ge.t together and build some
roads out of town. They could do
it. Seems to .me I heard about six
months ago something along *the line
of a main highway between Green
vile and Columbia, but if anything
-has ,been done in Newberry to put it
in shape I haver not heard of it. You
automobile owners get busy on this
road and put it in shape through
Newbarry county at least. One mile
is finished. Extend Ithis mile to
Prosperity, and then to Little Moun.
.in, and from Newberry to Kinards.
I believe all the people who live
along the road would help you and
this part could be put in excellent
condition with little labor- and cost
and then you would have thirty miles
of good all the year road.
I see that Mr. John Kinard threw~
a little bouquet at The Idler and
then wound up by saying he had it
treed. That's all right, Mr. Kin
ard. I thank 'you and appreciate your
pleasant words aind hope to meril
your good wiil, for whil't I don't
want to borrow any money just now,
as I have a sufficient to last me for
one day, yet I don't, know how it
may be tomorrow. My life is simple
and my wants are few but I like to
have the good will of the bankers
and cotton mill men and everybody
o. down to the oandlestiek maker.
Mr. Kinard,, I see, spoke, of the
long .coninection of John Wicker with
The Herald and News and the edi
tor then mentioned Hosea Barger.
Then there is Billy Hunter, why he 's
o kid himself and has been off and
on with The Herald and News, it
seems to.me, for a mighty long time.
But I suypose they were talking
about continuous service. I imagine
if one who needs help~ecan get a corn
petent and faithful helper it is bet.
ter not to change so often.
:Now, Mr. Kinard, won't you at
tend that meeting Mr. Zack Wright
is going to call to get that park move
ment started. I mean The Idler's
park. ,If you love The Idler as you
profess and appreciate' ith hunable
efforts for thre good of this commu
ity go and get your banker friends
together and the real estate men and
get a move on you. All we need is
an orgainazation with a few deter
mined men and women behind -the
movement and the thing is done. A
leader-in unselfish leader-one who
has civic pride-one who 'has an in
terests in this community besides the
few dollars he can pick up for his
ownl selfish purpose. Now, Mr.
winrd. you ought to take up this
wokin earnest. It would be a di
verion for vou. Did vou know you
are t h only' bank president in the
town from your very babyhood and
You should take a peculiar pride in
being a pioneer in the civic beauty
of your iiative city and what a great
honor it will be to have a part in
toiuninig aid laying out that park.
I wish the civic association would
taike hold of it and make it the one
purpose of their efforts for the next
few months. Then. something would
h:ippeu. If you will get behind the
movement in a business way you will
soon have some of the old moss backs
aal little kroekcrs sitting up and
takikg nottee. Then you could d3
The. editor has handed me the fol
lowing which I am glad to print:
Mr. Idler:-Your comments in Th-e
Herald and News are much read.
Your' ideas about improvements that
should be made to our town are very
I believe you have not mentioned
old, worn-out, ill-kept fences, how
ever. I have in mind now one right
in the heart of town, just two blocks
from Main street, on a prominent
and much used street-much used by
church goers especially-and this
fence sways out across the narrow
sidewalk, and ,besides being a per
feet eyesore is Q, constant a*noyance
to passers by.
When ybu have space, mention this
in your column, and bring it;to the
attentioa of the aldermen. Do they
not stand for improvement in ,their
This here 'Citizen" need not con
fne his or her remarks to ay partic
ular old fence. These old fences may
be seen crooing over the sidewalks
at some place or other on almbst ev
ery -iRet in the city. And some of
the vaeant lots around the city are
thYngs of beauty and joys forever.
It is too coltd for me td sbe going
out looking at these streets. The rich
people won't fix up their old prem
ises and I reckon the poor folks
can't and so thnre you are and 9hat
are you going to do about it.
I saw a copy of the tate newspa
per the othgr day and'I read an edi
torial where he spoke of a brother
editor as a liar and a whole' lot of
other bad names. Now, this is not
professional or courteous axnd neither
is it brave or chivalrous. And I am
amazed, surprised, astonished that
any editor of a newspaper in 'South
ICarolina would print, such editorials.'
It is too bad. The legislature ought
to appoint an investigating committee
at $5 per andi 5 eents mile aectually
ti-aveled' by the most direct route.
-By the way, you reckon that fel
low from Union will get his resolu
tion through to appoint a committee
tok investigate Clemson at $5 per and
5 cer.ts per mile. That will be a
good job. I.wish I was a member of
the legislature1 and -could- get on that
committee. I would beat somebody
for governor, sure. I reckon it is al11
right to investigate but don't go too
fast. There wo)n't be enough politi
eal jobs to go round. That asy'lum
investigating 'ommittee ha!n 't re
Iported yet. Did you ever~hear of so
many investigating committees. I
Ican't keep up with theub I don't
try. Personally I don 't care.
Somebody ought to investigate the
future cotton market. When that
slump came the other day I was
sorter like the fellow who stood up
looking at -an auto smash-up, with
several killed, consoling himself with
the thought: "I'm glad I'm not rich
enough to own one of those things
I might not be living now.' And
when he moved on a little further
viewing a train wreck exclaimed:
"Oee!' ain't I glad I'm not rich
enough to travel,'' and when the
newsboy confronted him with the pa
per containiug the big headlines,
"Millionaire goes to jail for misuse
of funds,'' was prompted to exclaim,
"Now! I'm glad I'm a poor man.''
When I read about eotton going down
about $15 a bale I said to myself,
"'I'm glad I haven't got 5.000 bales
of May,'' because if I had my little
Paimlonv a.nd all I've made by my
own hard licks would have been gone
in the twinkling of an eye, a great
deal quicker tha* it came. Hope no
body in Newberry got caught. But
I haven't finished the story of the
fellow who was so thankful of his
poverty. As he moved on he cam..
in front of the "Food Emporium"
and when he read how flour, la*rd,
meat, eggs and butter had advanced
hi price, his tune was changed and
he fell back exclaiming: "HorroTs!
Ain't it H-L to be poor." And
so it goes. Man is never satisfied.
And I reckon it is well . he is ' not,
If he' was stagoation would follow.
But seriouly speaking-you know I
am always serious-the man way
down here is at. a disadvantage in
playing the New York market and if
he sticks to it he will be caught.
By the way, did you see that card.
Mayor Blease published the other
day? I didn't know there were any
kickers in Newberry. When I was
young I always heard that it was
one's privilege to tell his troubles
to the policeman. Now Mayor Blease
says they should be told to some one
else. I have been watching to see if
the commissioners would answer the
last letter of town counieil but I reek
,qn they won 't.
News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, Jan. 17.-Mrs. T. L.
Wheeler has been spending a few
days with relatives in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Warner fiave
been viMiting her brother, Mr. Beryr
Hartman and family.
The meeting at Bachman Chapel
church. to organize a ladies' mission
ary society will be an fourth Sunday
norning in this month at eleven
o'clook, and not in the afternoon as
we mentianed last week.
Rev. Ray Anderson .has been visit
ing fri'ends .in this section and held
three services here for 'us during his
stay with. -us. Rev. Andersou is al
ways willing and rea)dy to speak' a
word for the Master's cause. and his
serviee Sunday night was 'a strong
plea for the people to give up the5r
sins and live nearer their Savior,
whom they will soon have to meet
and render an account to Him for
their' lives spent here on earth.
Mr. John S. Witts, of near here,
was called 'to Columnbia last week by
a phone message, to attend the bur
ial of his brother's wife, Mrs. Pearl
Watts, who died rather sudden
Mrs. Watts left an infant about two
weeks old besides g, large number of
relatives and -friends to mourn her
death. Mrs. Watts was a Miss Cook
before her m'arriage and was about
eighteen years of age.
I - Sigma.
FELL DFBAD FBOM QHATR
Large Checks and Dep%sit Slip for
$9,000 Found 'in Pockets of C.
Columbia, Jan. 16:,-With no mon
ey, but checks calling for large
amounts andY a -deposit' .slip for $9,
000 in his pocekets, C.-.H. Morrison
fell: dead from a chair in which he1
was seated at a boarding house here
to-night. He had been in Colnmbia
one week. When the coroner took
charge of the body he found a depos
it slip of the German National Bank,
of little Rock, Ark., showing that on
May 3, 1909, C. H. Morrison had de
posited $5,000 in gold and $4,000 in,
currency at that bank. Checks were
drawn for various amounts, inclujd
ing $500, $200 and $50, whifh were
found on the 'Hamilton Trust axnd
Savings Bank, of Chattanooga, the
American National Bank, of Chatta
nooga, and the National Loan and
Exchange Bank, of Columbia. These
heks were all signed by ~C. H.
The man was roughly dressed and.
is about 30 years of. age. He had~
lost the sfiall 'finger of his right
hand and two front teeth are missing.
He is some six feet in height and
weihs 200 pounds.
The Very Idea. ..
He-When shall we get married i
She-Oh, John, why do you take:
our engagement so seriously ?-C'hi
cENSUs Apri.oAnm roS.
Those for Enumerators Received by
the District Supervisor.
Census Supervisor W. W. Russell,
whose. office is at Anderson, S. C.,
has received from the Census Bureau
a supply of blank applications for
persons applying for positions as een
sus enumerators. These will be for
warded to his list of applicants as
soon as possible.
The applications, properly filled
out, must be returned, to- the Super
visor not later than January 31, the
Census Director having extended the
time for filing from January 25,
which was the date first set for clos
ing the -consideration of applications.
The "test" will, oceur February 5,
as previously announced.
The instrictions printed on the ap
plication form state that a definite
answer is required to each of the
quetions, which are:
"Are you a eitizen of the United
States? If naturalized citizen, when
and where were you aaturalized?
"Of what State or Territory are
you a legal resident I How long have
you been a legal resident thereof?
Of what county and of what town or
city and ward are you a resident
How long have you been a resident
"What is your sex and colof
What was your age at last birthiyl
Where were you bornI
"What is your education? (Oive
the principal faets.)
"W4at is your present oeenpation
"What is your professioinal or bus
iness experience I (give the prme7
pal facts, and, if at present an. offi
holder, name .the offide you hold
"Ha4 you ever beein emeye
ensus work, either national
state? f so, in wha apaeity an
for how ong a period' If an enu
erator, for what territory or distiel
(Deseribe as acurately as. pssible Y
"Are you physically capableef a
full dischaege of the duties ofa een
sus enumerator Have you- any d
feet of either sigt, hearing, speee,.
or limb? If so, state nature of that.
"Do you.speak Englsh? you
understand and speak any
other than Emglish I If 0so, wh
language?i (Specify languages spo
ken, as Bohemian, Chinese, Dansi,<
Freneh, German, Greek,: Hungnaai,
Italiann, Japanese, Lithuanian, ag.
yar, Norkegian, Polish, Portugaese,
Russian, Slavic, Spanish, .Yiddish,
"Are. you a member o a political ~'
committee of any party! .(Anis* r
'Yes' or 'No,' but do not. state wh' ba
"In view ef the -ae yea n
be required to take te O~
postmaster, state what<os4fle
would .be niost conite tyofr- '
this purpose. (Tie tsOfa
talleharatr,M ehi yt -~
pe schedule of ~ *rO5ln
formation fu tyadi
cal famniies a~di the ease
enumerators whose work .will be~ a.
rural distriets,' the fikbuo'a
smple se'hsedale of agiclue)~
"Are t*he answerst-ee f the
foregoing questiorns true to' h best
of your knowledge and belieff IAra .
they in your own hadwriting?.
Indorsemernts of each applicant
must he- secured from two represen
tative citizens of the community in
which t'he applicant ~resides. They
must be. at least 21 years of' age and
quainted with the applicant not
less than one year. Indorsements3
will not be accepted from any .per
sonwho is in any way reisted to an
applicet. The indorsement certt
fie that the applicant . "is ia thoc
oughly trurstworthy and honest per-:
son of good habits, and, in my opin- $
ion, is fully, capable of disehargia
the duties of a census enumerator, if
"Do you know, I'd rather like to
iide on one of, thbse aer'oplan-es my
"Well, there's no law preventing
"Yes. there is; the law of gravi
tat in."-Philadelphia Record.I