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NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, MARCH 29 1910.
vOLMEXLVM NUMBER 25.
RLESIGNATION 0R DEPOSITION.
Cannon's Fate Sealed, According to
"Insurgent.' '-Fight on "Cannon
ism" to Continue Until Czar
Washington, March 26.-,Many of
the insurgent Republicans of the
House, who last Saturday voted -to
retain Speaker Cannon in the Chair,
are "hearing from home," accord
ing to reports in circulation about
the O0apital. These advices are said
to be not at all reassuring.
Following close upon this informa
tion, came a statement from several
that the war against "Cannonism"
is to go on to the extent of ultimate
ly causing the dethronement of
Speaker Cannon, the election of his
sucessor and the complete reforma
tion of the rules of the House. The
overthrow of the Speaker and the
taking away from the Speakership
of all power to influence legislation
unduly, are aimed at.
Non-Member for Speaker.
A proposition to remove Speaker
Cannon by means of a combined vote
of Demoerats and insurgents and
substitute . in his place Asher C.
Hinds, the parliamentarian of the
House, is one of the plans, which
several insurgents advocated to-day.
The idea of placing in the Speaker's
IChair a pure parliamentarian, not a
member of the House, who would be
entirely uninfluenced by considera
tions of partisan advantage, was
pointed out -by Representative Poin
dexter, of Washington, and others
as the logical and proper course.
Under the Constitution .the House
may ch6ose a Speaker who is not a
member of the~body.
Representative Poindexter, who is
one of the prominent members of the
insurgent body, said:
"This initial reform which we have
aceomplished must be followed by
others. The whole trouble in which
I the House finds itself is caused by
the joining of the power of .the
Speaker with that of -the leader of
the majority. The English plan of
having an expert parliamentari.an in
stead of a politician as a presiding
-officer is the only correct one. As
long as we seleet a party leader as
.Speaker just so long will we have
partisan and unfair rulings from the
"No Qonfidence" in 10annon.
''When .the House adopted the
orris resolution the other day, it
as a vote of 'no confidence' in
- aker Cannon, and he should have
-'gned. As he did not do so, we
should depose him. With that -ac
complished, I think -we should -elect
1%r. Hinds. I believe a majority of
the House would vote for it. Surely
the Degnoerats and the insurgents,
~who voted against -Cannon last Sat
un'day, and I believe a large numnber
of other insurgents and so-called
near-insurgents ,will vote for it when
the temper of the people of the couon
try is accurately judged on this
Victor Murdoek, of Kansas, an
other insurgent leader, said:
''The movement to reform the pro
eedure of the House has just begun.
Before this session adjourns we will
have accomplished a great many
things. I hear radicals on this side
who never before were willing to ad.
mit that the rules or anything else
needed changing, now -discussing
ways and means of revising the rules
and making them better.
''"Not in fifty years have such
iberal ideas regarding the govern
ment of this House prevailed among
members. I expect to see, in a -comn
paratively short -while, t-he standing
committees of this House meeting in
open sessions, instead of secret ses
sions as now. Of course, the mili
tary anid naval and perhaps other
comittees, would have to meet in
scret occasionally as a matter of
public policy. But secret ways of
doing business here are on 'the wane,
and will soon be over. Many inter
esting and perhaps- startling devel
op-ents will result before this
House adjourns sine die."
Other insurgents express them
selves along similar lines. It is cer
tain ' h/ a number of the leaders of
:th insr<ent have in mind at least
two things for this session First,
the deposition of Speaker Cannon,
unless he voluntarily retires; second,
the establishment of a committee on
Uncle Joe "Must Go."
All of the insurgents expressed
themselves as desiring to see the
President's legislation out of the
way before hostilities break out
again. One insurgent who would not
allow the use of his name, said:
"Unless Speaker Cannon resigns,
we will depose him before this ses
sion ends. He is a part of this sys
tem and must go. If it doesn't hap.
pen before, I look for it to come
a,bout the last day of the session."
The proposal to elect Asher C
Hinds, as Speaker, elicited muel
comment from those who were mad(
a,ware of it.
Mr. Hinds is a Republican and z
candidate for nomination for Con
gress from New England. His pres
ent duty is to formulate rulings foi
NEW RULES COMMTTEE.
Representative Dalzell .Chosen bs
Strict Party Vote.
Washington, March 25.-By
unanimous vote the House to-da3
adopted a resolution, naming a com
mittee on rules, composed of sb
Repiblicans and four Democrats, ir
pursuance of the provisions of the
Mr. Currier of New Hampshiw re.
ported .a resolution naming as
committee on rules Dalzell of Penn
sylvania, Wal.ter I. Smith, of Iowa
Boutel, of Ilinois, Lawrenoe, ol
Massachusetts, Fassett, of New York
Smith, of California, Republicans
and Clark, of Missouri, Underwood
of Alabama, Dixon, of Indiana ani
Fitzgerald, of New York, Democrats
After a brief discussion, whier
made it a matter of record .that the
members named in the session hai
been selected in party caucuses, th<
House by a viva voce adopted th(
Soon after the election of th(
"reformed'" rules committee, th<
members retired to the ways anc
I means committee room and proceede'
to org-anize. Mr. Dalzell was chose'
chairman as had been expected. Fivd
Republicans voted for D.alzell a" c
three Democrats for Champ Clark
both Mr. Dalzell and Mr. Clark re
franing from voting.
There was a brief informal discus
sion a:bout the future work of th<
committee by several members, bu
nothing was determined upon.
The selection of the new rules
committee means the loss of $1,00(
annually to L. White Bus,by, secre.
tary . to ~Speaker 'Cannon, who was
cerk of the old rules committee aui
drew that amount in salary as clerk
The new committee will have a nem
MYSTBRY NEAR GREERS.
Young Boy Fournd in Old Building
Greenville, March 26.-Gary Broek
man, a young boy, 12 years of age
and the son of a prominent farmer
living a few miles out from Greer's
was found a,bout midnight to-nighi
*in an old school building, near his
home, cut almost to pieces. Grea1
mystery surrounds the affair.
'The lad was missed about dark
when a search was instituted, result
ing as above stated. The boy is noi
~expected to live.
I Watching the Comets.
Camnbridge, Mass., March 19.
IComet A and Halley's comet, are ba
ig watched .earefully by astronomers
Comet A is hastening away int(
space, while the other is daily grow
ing in size. A photograph of Comei
A wa:s taken at the Yerkes Observa
tory, Lake Genevia, on March 15, a*ni
the tail was still apparent, althougl
it had dwindled to two degrees ir
length. The comet is now in abou-i
the tenth magnitude. Halley's comel
alrady has a tail one degree ir
length, and when it emerges fron
behind the sun, daring the latter parn
of April, it is expected to be a grand
smacle in the morning skies.
HIS 84TH BIRTHDAY.
Mr. W. M. Werts, of Mountville, I
Goes Beyond Four Score.-Had
Intended to be in Prosperity.
Mr. William M. Werts, Who eow
lives at Mountville in Laurens coun
-ty, and who is a native of Newber- <
ry county and spent a great portion
of his life in Newberry, celebrated on
Easter Sunday his eighty-fourth
birthday. Mr. Werts had i ntended to
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go to Prosperity and spend theda
with his chilldTen, who live in this
county, -but -he was not feeling strong i
enough to make the trip.
His son, Mr. J. M. Werts, lives in
oProsperity and another son Mr.
tSamuel Werts, lives in Saluda oun
ty. Mrs. . . M. Counts, who lives
near Prosperity, is a idaughter of his
and another daughter, Mrs. Naney.
Matthews, lives. at Ninety Six. His
you'ngest son, Prof. -Ed. S. Werts, is
in charge. of a very large and success
ful private school in Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Werts' mother was Miss Eve
Riser, who after the death of her
first husband, married the Rev. Her
man Aull and of this marriage there
were two children, Mrs. Louisa Hun
ter and Mr. J. L. Aull. Mr. Werts
was the youngest of the children by
the mariage of his mother to Mr.
Werts. Of the large family there
are only two livikg, Mr. W. M. Werts
and Mr. J. L. Aull, of Greenwood'
Mr. Werts has a :large family con-I
nection in this county who wvill beI
pleased to know that he is enjoying
good health of mind and body on his
eighty fourth birthday.
MARRIAGE ON THE INOREASE.
New York Records Show Maniy Li
New York, March 26.-A11 records
for marriage licenses in this city
were found to 'have ,been broken wheni
the marriage license bureau this af
ternoon closed its doors for the day.
~One hundred and fifty-eight licensas
to marry -were issued to-day, asl
against 76 on the :Saturday before
Easter last year, while the records
showed that since January 1 the bu
reau has issued 7,500 licenses, com
pared with 6,950 in the same periodi
$1,000,000 FOR BIBLE SOCIETY.
Necessary Amount Raised to Secure
New York, March 25.-The $500,
000 fund, whisch the American Bible
Society has for more than a year
past been seeking to raise to secure~
an equal amount, the gift of Mrs.
Russell Sage, has been completed. An
nouncement of the completion of this.
fund, the securing of which will place
a round million dollars in the hands
of the Society for its use, was madeI
at the Society offices to-day. The,
$500,000 is in the hands of the So-'
iety in the shape of good and reli
able subsieription upon which more
than $280,000, has already been paid
in. Thousands of smbseriptions irn
all parts of the world and in 'every
State of the United States have
contributed to the fund in amountsI
ranging from ten cents up to $25,
MOVES TO COLUMBIA.
dr. A. H. Kohn and Family Move
From Prosperity to Columbia.
Will Be Missed.
Mr. A. H. Kohn and, his family
vho 'have been residing in the city
f Prosperity for many Tears have
noved to Columbia. Mr. Kohn was
.or a long time actively identified
vith the business, social and relig
ous ife of Prosperity and he and
is amily will be missed very
Wt are sorry to lose these good
eopr& from our county but we are
lad > know that Mr. Kohn has been
rery suceessful in business in Co
umbia. The Carolina Insurance and
,asualty Co., of which he is an offi
ial, is now 'one of the leading it
[ustrial insurance companies in the
outh and their..business is growing
very day. While we regret that Mr.
Cohn feels called upon to leave New
>erry we are pleased to know th sac
:ess with whiteh he is meeting in
For many years 'he was the cor
-espondent of The Herald and News
tt Prosperity, which position is no-w
led very acceptably by his daugh
;er, Miss Erin Kohn, who remains,
it least, during the school term as
>ne of the efficient teachers of the
Prosperity graded 'school.
The new pastorate of Mayer Me
norial (:Newberry), Beth Eden and
Dolony churches of the South Caro
ina Synod -has been formally con
atituted and a call extended to a
pastor.-Lutheran Church Visitor.
ALCOHOL IN GEORGETOWN.
ro B 'Distilled from Sawdust by Big
Columbia, March 26.-Definite an
ouncement is made this afternoon
that it is the E. I. Dupont de Ne
nours Powder company that will
engage in the manufacture of alco
ol in Georgetown, under the terms
f the recent enactment of the gen
ral assembly. The sawdust for the
purpose of manufacturing the alco
ol will be obtained from the mon
ter plant of the Atlantic C0oast Lum
ber company at Georgetown. It is
stated that $200,000 will he spent on
improvement for the new industry in
HOBSON RAISES THE LIMIT.
Says United States Must Have Five
Washington, March 26.-D)uring
the discussion of the naval bill to
ay Representative Hobson, of Ala
bama, exeited interest by declaring
that the United States would have
to provide for five battleships an
nally for ten years to regain the
place the country occupied among the
ava~l po-wers in 1905. If the country8
was to keep pace with other nations
in naval advancement, he said, six
new battleships a year would be nec
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SLast Year's Forest Fires. *j
y * * * * * * * * *
Fire played less havoc in Ehe
woodlands of the National Forest
States last year than it did in 1908,
lthough the number of fires was 410~
~reater. The Department of Agri
ulture has just completed the sta
istis. The protective value of the.
ork of the Department is shown in
:hat (1) almost eighty per cent. of
te fires were extinguished before
is much as five acres had been dam
ged; (2) less than one and one-half
ires to the square mile of National
Forest land was burned over; (3)
ad the amount of damage done to
the burned-over area averaged but
1.26 per acre.
For the twelvemonth ended De
sem'ber 31 last, there were 3,138 fires,
m the Forests, 1,186 caused by lo
3motives, 431 by campers, 294 by
ightning, 181 by brush burning, 97.
> incendiaries, 38 by sawmills and
onkey engines, 153 by misellaneous
md 758 by unknown agencies. The
irea burned over was in round fig
ires, 360,000 acres, of which about
32,000 were private lands in Nation.
i1 Forests, as against some 400,000
icres in 1908. Some 170,000,000
3oard feet of timber was consumed,
)f which 33,000,000 feet was private
[y owned, as against 230,000,000 in
the previous year. The loss in value
of timber destroyed was less t'han
300,000, of which close to $50,000
was privately owned. The loss of
the year before was about $450,000.
Damage done to reproduction and
forage shows a remarkable decrease,
less than $160,000 being the record
for 1909 and over $700,000 that for
The largest number of fires occur
red in Idaho-991; but the great in
crease over 1908 in that State
namely, 573-is entirely attributable
to fires in the Coeur d'Alene, wl'i
were extinguished without material
damage. Locomotive sparks were ac
countable for 611 of the blazes in
this Forest last year. The explaine
tion of the increase in the total for
all Forests is to be found in this
Coeur d'Alene increase.
The Report of the Forester for
1909 said of the fire record of 1908:
"That year was One of prolonged
drought during the summer and fall,
and of disastrous forest fires through
out the country. The National For
ests suffered relatively little. ****
.About 232,191,000 -board feet of
timber, or 0.06 per cent. of the
stand, was destroyed. * * * *. *A total
of 2,728 fires was reported, of which
2,089 were small fires confined as a
rule to an area of five acres or less.
The cost of fire fighting, exclusive of
the salaries of Forest officers,'' was
$73,283.33. This sum, added to the
proiportion of the total salaries of
rangers -and guards pr6yerly charge
able to patrol and fire fighting, was
less than one-twentieth of one per
cent. of the value of the tiniber pro
.tetod; estimated at an average
stumpage value of $2 per thousand."
Some Peucliar Facts About These
Great United States.
The following coAlektion of geo
graphical peculiarities about the
United States and places therei-n, em
bodis certain unique points well
A novel way to demonstrate the size
of the state of Texas is to spread out
a map of the Union and stretch a
string aeross Texas the longest way.
Then, placing one end of the meas
ure at Chicago, one will find that the
other end will extend into either the
Atlantic or the gulf of Mexico.
The two largest counties in the!
United States are Custer county,
Mont., and San Bernadino county,
Cal. Each of these is a little more
than 20,000 square miles in extent,
and the states of MEassachusetts,
Rhode Island, Delaware and NewI
Jersey could be put inside the boun
daries of either of them.
The smallest county in the Union
rs Bristol county, R. I., which has
only twenty-five square miles.
About fifty miles from Durango,
Coo., there is a point where four
states meet. Here by stepping a few
feet in either direction one can walk
in four different commonwealths in
as many seconds. These common
wealths are the states of Colorado
and Utah and the territiries of New
Mexico and Arizona.
Nearly parallel case is at Harper's
Ferry, where the train stops a few
minutes to allow passengers to alight
and enjoy a.view which permits them'
to look inoto three states, Maryland,
Virginia and West Virginia.
The highest and lowest elevations
in this country are in ICalifornia,;
within 100 miles of each other. The
loftiest is Mount Whitney, 14,499 feet
high, and the lowest is Death valley,
about 450 feet 'below the sea level.
Two Ocea'ns pass, in Yellowstone
park, is so named because, whenever
there is a shower in the vicinity and
a certain small creek overflows, its
waters spread out over the edge .of
the .continental divide and pass into
tributaries of rivers which flow to
the Atlantic and to the Pacifi.
CRUSADE AGAINST GOLDS.
Some "Don'ts" Are Enumerated
for the Benefit of the Lay
A crusade of education which aims
'that common colds may become un
-ommon within the next generationl,l
'as been begun by promi'nent physi
!ians in New York, headed by the
venerable Dr. Abrahm Jacobi, pro
Eessor in the College of Physicians
md Surgeons. Here is a list of the
'don'ts" which the doctors say will
preveut the annual visitation of the
proverbial spring cold:
"Don't sit in a draughty ear on
the way home from a hard day's
work. Stand up and move around.
".Don't sleep-in hot rooms.
"Don't avoid the fresh air.
"Don't stuff yourself at meal
time. Over-eating reduces your re
''Don't wear thin stockings; if it
were not for the thin stockings and
thin soled shoes worn by women, the
Ioetors probably would be binkrapt.
"Don't be afraid of the cold wa
"Learn to iblow your -nose proper
ly. Not one person in a thousand
does it right. It is very danmgerous
to pinch one's nose hard and blow
both nostrils at once.
"Particles of infection are likelf
to be blown into the passages of the
ear and cause earache. Always blow
one nostril at a tizpe.
"others who expose the calves.
of their children 's legs to cold by
making them wear silly garments,
should never have had children.
" e catch cold by putting thirk
hands in their pockets. and exposing
their wrists. The so-ealled 6e pro
tectors benefit chiefly those who sall
A BRIGHT IDEA.
Unusual Sagacity That Was Lauded
by the Professor. *
That the proverbial absent-minded
professor is sometimes ably abetted
by his wife is illustrated by a story
told of Professor Bunsen. One even
ing about the usual hour for retir
ing he took it into his head to run '
over to the .elub just as hie and madam
wre returning from an evening calLA
"But," said the -lady, "I must
have the front door locked before I
This emergency staggered the pro-.
fessor, and as he looked bewildered
at his wife the lady, seized with an
"'Ill go in and lock the door and
throw you the key from the window."
T~Lhis program was carried out, and
when he reached the clab the pro
fessor related the incident to a
friend as evidence of his wife's an
The friend greeted the story with
a roar of laughter.
"And why, my dea.. professor," he.
said, ",did you .not simply admit
your wife, lock the door from the
outside and come away?"
"True," ejaculated the learned
man of science, "we neevr thought
The climax of the incident was
reahed an hour later when, return
ing home, the professQr discovered
that the lady in her excitement had
thrown out the wrong key.
Not Taking Chancies.
He called at the money order win
dow of the local postofflee and asked
permission to send an order for $100
to the "old country." Then the
man with the money gave his own
name as payee.
"iIm going over next week," he
volunteered, "and I -want to have
the money waiting for me on the oth
er side, so that I can give it to my
"Why don't you take it with you?"
asked the clerk. "You would save
"Wel, suppose the ship sinks and
[ drown't"-Newark Star.
A modest thing about a woman is
he'd rather have a new hat than
bul a. railroad.