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VOLUME XLM NUMBER 14 NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLl\A, TUESDAY, FEBRUAR 14, 1911. A
REVIEW OF THE WORK
OF NERAL ASSEMBLY
ADJOURNMENT MAY COME AT
PRESENT WEEK'S END.
Apprppriation Bill ptill in Senate.
Jury Exemption Bill Passed
Other Matters of Interest.
Columbia, Feb. 13.-Unless the un
expected happens, the members of
the geieral assembly will be at their
homes next Sunday. It is a source of
disappointment, and somewhat un
necessary, that the general assembly
should have continued in session this
ilong. The usual precedent has been
for adjournment to be had within the
vreek after the general appropriation
bil has been passed by the house.
The senate has now had the appro
priation bill for a week and is giving
it serious and mature consideration,
and there has been no report on it by
the finance committee of the senate.
The bill will no doubt show in-i
creases since it left the house, for the
two branches have made provision
for the new science building at Win
throp since th house acted on the
The bill will, as was expected, show
increases over what it did last year.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, has
been done to revise or otherwise im
prove the tax system or, what is most
important, secure an equalization of
the ass:essment of property that would
be a real equalization.
More interest was 'taken in the jus
ticeship election last week than in
almost an.ything else. 'Teire have
been twelve ballots, but the joint as
sembly is really no nearer a selection
than it was on the first ballot. It is
freely predicted that there will be an
election by Thursday, if .not sooner.
There are all sorts of rumors of what
will happen today, as there have pre
viously been, and 'the safest predic
tion in this particular contest is that
no one knows or can foretell what will
The impression, however, is that if
the deadlock co'ntinrues beyond t!he
.twenty-first ballot, there will be a re
-adjustment and. that some new name
wil be presented. Of course, there is
every possibility that "something will
happen" before that time, but there is
Important Matters Deferred.
During the week four of the most
inportant matters proposed for leg
islative conesideration have been con
tinut d until Inext session.
First. The general revision of the
-school laws of the State.
Second. The proposition ,to provide a
highway com'mission and provide for
its supp2rt by a license on automno
Third. A co-operative plan of ad
vertising the Sm.te by a fund contri
buted in part by the State and in part
by the larger rail1way system of the
Fourth. The proposition to have
Sthe p)rivilege tax go directly into the
State treasury insteaa of goin.g to
Clemson college, and have the general
assembly provide for Clemson as is
Sdone with other institutions.
Marriage License and Notaries.
The two measures of most gene,ral
interest that have been passed by both
branches of the general assembly are
-the marriage license bill and the law~
as to notaries public. Both of these
measures had to go to free conferencE
before agreements were reached.
Under the terms of the marriag-e li
cense law it will cost a dollar to bE
m~arried after .July. Two dlollars is
the neCw fee for a comm1fission as no0
Strange as it mtay seem. two mecas
ures that have been bAfore t.oen
eral assembly for years have not heer
prese~nted this year.
No one has presented a bill looking~
to State-wide prohibition, and no oma
has~ v n tired a complsor'Y edneatio110
bil Th a m-sures have in previom'
1:Too Late Now.
e'ral ap.p.ropriatio adth1upl
bills, and they are now bo0th on th.
MEMMINGER AND WATTS
ARE NECK AND NECK
FRASER IS ONLY SEVEN VOTES
Deadlock in Race for New Associate
Justiceship Remains Unbroken.
Columbia, Feb. 13.-The deadlock in
the fifth justiceship race continues
unbroken after the fifth day of ballot
ing today. Watts led on the first
ballot today, which was the thirteenth
of the sessic.n, but Memminger led
him on the fourteenth and tied him
on the fifteenth ballot, the votle being
54 for each. Fraser was only seven
behind this lead of his two competi
The joint cssembly seems no near
er to an election than when the bal
loting started, but it is freely predict
ed .that the deadlock will not last
many days. There are persistent ru
mors that if the deadlock is not soon
broken a "dark horse" will be enter
The thirteenth, fourteenth and fif
teenth ballots, which were the first,
second and third on Monday, resulted:
1st. 2nd. 3rd.
Memminger.. .. ...51 54 54
Watts............ 53 53 54
Fraser.. 4..........48 47 47
Total.. ........155 154 155
Necessary... ... ... 78 78 78
On Friday Mr. Grubier's name was
withdrawn before the balloting- com
menced, and Mr. Bonham's name was
withdrawn after the first ballot.
The resu'.t of the three ballots Fri
day, which were the seventh, eighth
and ninth ballots taen, was as fol
1st. 2nd. 3rd.
Bonham......... .. 27 0 0
Fraser.. .. ......42 52 53
Memminger.. .... ...55 56 54
Watts...... .. ..... 40 55 56
Carey.... .. ........0 1 1
After the withdrawal of Mr. Bon
ham's name, Represen.tative Mower
cast his vote for Judge Watts, and on
Friday and Saturday thle Newberry
delegation's votes were as follows:
Senator JohQstone and Representa
tive Kibler 'for Fraser.
Representatives Mower and Wyche
10th, 11th and 12th Ballots.
The results Saturday were:
1st. 2nd. 3rd.
Fraser.. .. .... .... 47 46 45
Memminger'.. .... ...48 42 51
Watts.. .... .... ...53 52 53
F. B.Gary.. .. .. .. 0~ 1 0
PLOT PLAGUE ON COTTON!
Incredible Story Related in Letter to
Atlanta, February 11.-What pur
ports to be a plot to distribute boll
weevils throughout the cottonl raising
districts of Georgia and South Caro
lina. was exposed today, when Gov
ernor-elect Hoke Smith gave out a
letter he received telling of the de
tails of the plan to pro.iect a plague.
According to the letter, two men,
one of w:aom is a Texan, 'have in their
possession 100,000 live insects which
they intend to distribute. The writer
declared he had promised to conceal
the conspirators' nlanr s, hut felt it his
duty to frustrate their scheme.
Schedule of services in St. Pauli
pastorate~ of' the county. Revs. J1. A
Sligis. D). D., and Y. von A. Riser
Fr *nuhing at St. Paul's on first anc
third Sundays at 11 o'clock. Bach
mau Chapel has service on secout
Sunday mornings at 11 o'clock, ancl
on fourth Sunday at:ernoonis at
Imeets on fourth Sunday mornings a
11 o'clock. and on second Sunday aft
ernoons at 3 o'clock. Visitors at al
Iserv(cs receive a hearty welcomi
-from pastors and people.
LAY DOWN IN FRONT OF
FAST SPEEDING TRAIN!
S. G. CARTER MET HORRIBLE I
DEATH 'ON FRIDAY.
Former Member of Police Force Kill
ed as Result of His Own Act,
Throwing away his walking cane
and lying down on the track within
20 or 25 feet of Southern passenger
train No. 18, rushing towards him at
the rate of twenty miles an hour, ac
cording to the testimony of the en
gineer, S. G. Carter, former policeman
S. . .CARTER.
of the city of Newberry, met a h-orri
ble death at the western edge of the
Iwoods beyond -the line p4ce) on
.Friday at noon.
o The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that Mr. Carter came to his
death at the result of his own act. No
cause has been assigned for his de
sire to commit suicide.
The testimony at the inquest was
to the effect that MT. Carter was walk
ing in the path alongside the track,
facing the incoming train, bound from
Greenville to Columbia, and that,
when the engine was near him, he
hurled himself upon the track. The
engineer applied the emergency brak
es, but the distance was too short for
the train to be stopped before it
struck Mr. Carter. One of the wit
neses at the inquest stated that he
had seen Mr. Carter go from the track
out into the woods, near the spot
where he was killed, between 7 and
8 o'clock the same morning.
Mr. Carter's body was horribly
mangled, the head being practically
torn away by the truct -on one side,
his foot being cut off by the trucks
on the other side, and the body other
The remains were interred at Rose
mont cemetery on Sunday morning.
Mr. Carter was buried with the honors
of the great council Improved Order
of Red Men of South Carolina, of
which he was a member, conducted
by Great Sachem Otto Klettner, as
sisted by .Sachem Jh,o. Henry Chap
pell and the members of Bergell
tribe, more than one hundred of whom
acted as an escort for the ramains.
o'clok Sunday morning, where the
great council was organized by Great
Sachem Klettner. The council march
ed to the home of the deceased, and
thence accompanied the 'funeral party
to the cemetery. The Red Men took
charge of the ceremony after the bu
rial service read by the Rev. Geo. A.
Wright, pastor of the First Baptist
Mr. Carter was a-n efficienft member
of th.a Newberry police force for ser
eral years. He was fifty years of age.
His first wife was Miss Kate Hopkins,
daughter of Jlohn Hopkins, of Saluda,
and four children by this union sur
vive him: Mrs. Mack Koon, of Ware
Shoals. Mrs. Mattie May Williams, of
Ware Shoals. and Mr. George Carter
and Mrs. Bennie Livingston, of New
Following is the testimony taken
at the inquest held in the sheriff's
Office on Saturday morning:
W. .1. Broom, sworn, says:
- am engineer on train No. is, en
gina 944. I was going east from
Greenville t.o Columbia. We were on
time. It happened at 11.47 a. m. We
wer, coming from Helena to Newbe.r
Sry. 1 saw two persons, one colored
ng meeting me on my side of track
-ight side. The colored woman was
Lbout one hundred yards ahead of the
Yhite man. She crossed to the left
ust before I got to her. The man
tept coning straight on until he got
vithin 20 or 25 feet. He had a walk
ng cane in his left hand. He threw
t down and jumped right in front of
he engine and laid down between the
ails. At that time I blew the whistle
Lnd thrdw the brakes into emergency.
[he train stopped in three car
engths. Four cars in train. The brak
s working good. We were going
Lbout 20 miles per hour. The bell
was still xringing, and bad been ever
ince we. left Helena. it rings by
ir. When I saw the man 'he was
valking by the path until 20 or 25
eet of engine. This happened Feb
-uary 10, .1911, in Newberry County,
3. C. W. J. Broom,
W. G. Smith, sworn, says:
I am conductor on Southern train
o. 18. On yesterday, February 10,
L911, about one quaTter of mile after
eaving Helena I felt brakes go on
in full emergency, and the whistle
;ounde- indicating the same, also on
irrivir; at Helena and since leaving
;b v r.cr-. T was in first class
-ar next to combined car collecting
ares.' The t rain was stopped in em-!
ergency srl I got out on the ground
and I saw Mr. Broom coming up along
beside of train. Either he or some
one renarked we had run over a man. I
I then tLrned toward the rear of
train, and when I got to rear end of
coach next to combined coach, I saw
a body un>er '-he rear truck of coach,
whigh was third coach from engine.
And from all appearar-ees then the
body was dead and mangded. I had
the train moved forward so as to get
body from under the truok. And aft
er all -persons standing by seeing the
position the .body was lying in, by the
help of the engineer and some others,
we pulled -the body out from between
the rails of track on to the embank
ment. After the spectators or wit
nesses h.i seen the body and wit
nesses taken, I then got Mr. Claude
Clenburg to stay by and guard the
body until it was protected by the
Coroner or the railroad authorities,
and then with all passengers and wit
nesses aboard we came to Nevberry
for instructions. The instructio'ns
were after we got to Newberry was
to come en to Coliunmbia. The train
'was on time and the 'accident occur
red at 11.47. The weather was partly
loudy and very light winds were
blowi- to hinder the proper hearing
of a train. His head was cut off and
his 'right arm was 'run over and out
off. The heels of on's of his feet was
mashed. We found a bu,nch of keys
with name of owner .S. G. Canter on
W. G. Smith, Conductor.
William Dixon, sworn, says:
I am fireman on train No. 18 of
Southern road. I was down firing
when 'we left Helena. I 'heard Mr.
Broom blow the whistle, put his
brakes in emergency, and I asked him
what was the matter. He said hie had
rn over 'a man. Me and 'him stopped,
went back 'and found a man -under
train. I goes back and pulls up a
little so we could get 'him out from
under train. This happened on the
10th day of February, 1911, in New
berry County, S. C.
Tom young, sworn, says:
I am porter on train No. 18 coming
down. 1 generally get on engine at
Helena when we stop the.re to flag
the crossing at Newberry. I saw a
colored woman and white man com
ing up the track on the right hand
side. The woman crossed to the left,
the man kept comin.g. In 2.5 or 30
feet of engine he threw his stick down
and .that was last I saw of him. The
bell of' engine was ringing and we
were on time. I was~ on the fireman's
seat. This happened on the 1 0th day of
February. 191!. in Newherry county,
S. C. Thomas Young.
.1. MI. Lawson, sworn, says:
am fiagmn onl train No. 17 and 18.
I was on traini 18, February 10. 1911.
.1i:s: after lkaving H-elena I heard th'e
bell ringing. I wa.s busy making ont
some reports in first class car. All at
once I heard the whistle sounid the
brakes go on in emergenCY. I got
up quick as I couldI and went out, and
saw walking stick laying on right
ide of track. I crossed over on op
posite side of track to see if I could
.-C al .I.u I en down ongrom
Work Will VV
In Six SUC
Uing ot Kontests Koming
And Winner ill MaA
Thei Kontest closes promptly at
ioon February 20, just six days from
today land only five more working
isys left. My! how you must work.
he next five days will soon pass and
You must not leave a stone unturned
to get subscriptions. Double your
Eorces and keep busy from now until
tbe close. Get your friends together
and -pledge them to stand 'by you
this week-you need their subscrip
tions and their help. Many five and
ten year subscriptions have been se
cured this week, allong with several
twenty-five year subscriptions. Now
you all know how many thousand
votes- these large subscriptions add
to your list, so take advantage of the
last big chance to get extra votes.
For every twenty-five year subscrip
tion sent in this week we will give
you a bonus of fifteen thousand addi
tional votes-for every ten year sub
scription, five thousand bonus votes
will be added.
This is the "get' busy period" and
to those who are intlrested in the
faithful and never tiring contestants
this is your best and last chance to
do you.r favorite a great kindness
take heed, and h:lp now.
The close of the kontest will be in
charge of a committee of the proml
nent business men of - Newberry.
These gentlemen are all connected
Jas. M. Lawson.
C. B. Martin, sworn, says:
I am baggage master' on train No.
18, Februa;y t.0, 1911. JUst after
leaving Helena I heard the whistle
and the brakes went into :nergency.
I opened the right hand sid3 door, got
out the car, went back, and looked un
der the train, and found body of man
third car from engine unwer bear
truck. The train was pulled ahead a
little and we took body out.
C. B. Martin.
W. S. Melton, sworn,- says:'
I live in Helena. As I came down
yesterday a. nm. between 7 and .8
o'clock I saw Mr. Carter 'leave track
at .that foot path just below Where
e was killed. When I reacMaed tle
path wher~e he tu'rned off lie w'a.
about 30 or 40 yards. out i.n the pines.
W. S. Melton.
Pope L. Buford, sworn, says:
I saw the dead body of S. G. Carter,
and a .part of his nose and from all
appearances I would say it was S. G.
Carter which the Southern train No.
18 killed on February 10, 1911.
Pope L. Buford.
"That the said S. G. Carter came to
'is death by being struck and run
over by Southern train No. -18, same
being result of his own act on Feb
ruary 10, 1911."
W. E. Felker, Coroner.
F. M. Lindsay, Foreman; W. W.
Croer, P. Robertsoyn, E. M. Lane, R.
Hitt, J. J. Vines, Pierce Taylor, Jim
Ray, B. F. Melton, J. B. Ducke.tt, Pat
Turner, Rufe Williams.
ARCHBISHOP RYAN DEAD.
Prepared to Meet His God After Long
Life, Aged Prelate Sinks into
Philadlphi'a, Feb. 11.-Serene and
prepared to meet his God, whom he
had served so well, the Most Rev.
Patrick John Ryan, D. D., LL. D.,
archbish op of Philadelphia and me-tro
p&itan of Pennsylvania. one of the
great archbishops on the American
coninent. pas3edl peacefully, into eter
ity at 4:08 o'clock this afternoon at
the arh-episcopal resid encd adjo:iing
the cathedral in L.ogan square.
For weeks the distinguished pre
late, who woulid how~ been 80 years
old had he. lived a util the 201.b of this
month, fought off death but a weak
heart could not stand the strain and
he passed away breathing the bene
diction, "God b.less you," upon those
w ho stood about the bedside.
}nl) afraidthat von will .et
to Kaleidoscopic Klimax
-e Whirlwind Finish.
with the different banks of NewberTy
aird will have entire charge of the
counting of the ballots. Any subscrip
tion coming in after they,have takeg,
charge of the ballot box, will be Is
sued in their presence and under their
supervision, according to the scal4oft
The following gentlemen will act
as judges: Mr. M. L. Spea, of iw
Exchange bank; Mr. J. Y. McFafl, of
the Commercial bank; Mr. R. D.
Smith, of the National bank, and Mr.
J. E. Norwood, of the Savings bauL
Standing of Candidates.
Prosperity, S. C.
Miss Ellen Werts ........740,330
Kinarws, S. C.
Mrs. J. A. Dominick. .. .. .. ..714,050
Pomarla, S. C.
Miss Annie Koon ........667,040
ChappeR1s, S. C.
Miss Julia Smith .. .. .. 612,390
Newberry, R. F. D. No. 2.A
Miss Joe Caldwell ... ...-201,410
Whitmire, S. C.
Miss Kate Hergrove .. .. ...215,4
Newberry, S. C.
Miss Annie Laurie Lominack.. 52,05q
Miss Lossie May Boozer.. ..5.. 950
Mrs. Geo. Alexander...-.... 5,30
Miss Eula Darby.......---. 1.0
Miss Annie Bouknight.......1001
Miss Eunice Abrams.... .... 7,000 -i
Miss Amelia Klettuer.. .. .. 1,000
MARK TWAIN ON ROOSEVELT.
Interesting Paper Found Among Lat ,
New York, Feb. 4.-Books that were
owned and 'manuscripts that were
written by Samuel L. Clemens, (Mark
Twain,) col'leceld here for disposal et
auction at ,an early 'date, are found to
contain some indications of the late
author's method of work. An inter
eting and comparatively recent docu
ient refers-' to Col. Theodore. Roose
One of the early manuscripts i1s' a
page of notes for an outline of a por' -
tioni of the story of Tomn 'Sawyer.
Among the other manuscripte is one
described as "asn article on the inau- 1
guration of Prrsident Taft," and "the'
[deliverance of the country from Mr
Roosevelt," dated March 6, 1909. .~
portion of it followB
"Astronomers assure us that the at
tractions 'of gravitation on the surflace
*of the surn is tiwenty-ieight times as
powerful as is the foce at .the eartd's
surface; and that 'one object which
weighs 217 pounds elsewhere would
weigh 6,000 pound.s there. For sen
years this country (has lain smotbherinig
under a burden like tna1t, 'the incubus
representing, in the person of Presi
dent Roosevelt, the difference -between
217 pounds and 6,000. Thanks be, we
got rid of this disastrous burden day
before yesterday ait last
"Forever? probably not. Probably
only for a brief breathing spell, whiere
in, under Mr. Taft, we may hope to get
back some of our health-four years.
We mnay expect to have Mr. Roosevelt
sitting 'on us again with his twenty
eight times the weight of any other
presidentia.l burden that a hostile~
Providence would impose upon us for
"Our people 'have .adored this'showy
charlatan as perhaps no imposter of
'his breed has been adored since the
goldn oa'lf: 'so it is to be expected
that the nation will want him back
again, after 'he is done hunting other
wild animals heroically in Africa,
with the safeguard and advertising
equipment of a park of artillery and
>a brass band."
Boys don't you think it would be a
lovely compliment to your favorite
kontestant if you were to subscribe to
The Herald and News for five or ten
years and take the votes around to
h:r yourself-thereby proving your
real friendship and sincerity?
Five and ten and even twenty-five
year subscriptions are loosing their
novelty in this conts3t. They sure
do roll up many votes for you. Koep