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VOLUME XLIX, NUMBER 15. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLIl\A, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911.TWCAWE,615AYAR
FIGHT IN THE .SENATE
FIGHT ON NEW BUILDINGS FOR
All Able-Bodied Convicts to Go on the
Roads-3atters of Interest in
Columbia, Feb. 16.-The fight on the
special appropriations for new build
ings for the Citadel, the University
and Winthrop, was begun last night
on consideration by the senate of the
appropriations bill. When debate was
adjourned Senator Stewart, of York,
was trying to get into the bill the $20,
000 appropriation for Winthrop's pro
posed $60,000 industrial arts and
science building, for which an act was
a few days ago signea by the gover
The University's $16,666 appropria
tion this year for a $50,000 auditor
ium, had been cut! out by the finance
committee, and likewise $25,000 for
the Citadel's east wing this year, and
the same next year, were not in the
bill as reported Wednesday night.
These will be fought out also on the
floor of the senate.
Senator Mauldin, enairman of the
finance committee, said that if the ap
- propriations bill were passed as the
house sent it bver, the tax ievy would
have to be 6 mills, the highest tax
levy in years.
Among the things agreed to on the
floor of the senate Wednesday night,
different from the thouse bill, are: In
crease in pay of chief clerk of comp
troller's office and im,state-treasurer's
The State treasurer's clerk will get
$1,800, as the senate agreed, but Sen
ator Earle said that ne was of the
opinion that the governor would veto
items of this kind, as the law fixed the
The railroad commission is given
an expert inspector, at a salary of $1,
The Corn Breeders' association is
,given $3,00. The supreme court ex
penses are increased to provide for
the selection of a new justice.
The State board of health is given
$15,000 instead of $10,000, as the com
mittee at first recommiended, for car
rying on the campaign against dis
ease. The house sent the irtem over
In the eduaction secton, the items
from the dispe'nsary fund and the $60,
000 for high schools are stricken fromE
the bill, un'til the acts are in shape
for this special matter.
Senator Sinkler said that Winthrop
was in a different plight from other
institutions, in that its new building,
* tat is proposed, has an act already
passed and signed. This was Sena
tor Stewart's contention also.
Long Terms Convicts een Roads.
Mr. Ashley's bill to provide for the
sale of the State farms and the return
of all able-bodied male convic,ts to the
public works of the several counties,
-which bill the3 committee had amend
ed by cutting out the section relating
to the .State farms, was Tuesday
withdrav-n by the author, and the
u. on his motion, took up and
sed, as a siobstitute, senator
reen's bill, "to provide for 'working
all ab.e-bodied male convicts on the
public works of the various counties.'
By amendments a number of coun
ties were exempted from the p)rovis
ions of the measuie.
Mia Ashley said the great cry fromr
all the Country people and fromv
townsfolk as wvell is for good roads
and there is no more practic-al way in
which to forward the good roads
movement than to put on the roads~
the convicts now employed in the ryu
itentiary and one the State farms. HeC
ridiculed the leasing of convim1s abl
to perform manual labor to a e:mtrae
tor who works the'n in a knitting
Mr. Kibler moved to strike~ out th.r
enctn words, but on a rising vote
his motion was defeated. After
amendmr!nts exempting var'nius U cou
ti(-s-Horry, Lancaster, Calhoun. D)il
lon. Aiken and Fairfield-had be&'
adopted the bill was passed and seni
to the senate.
Provisions of Bill.
The bill provides that all able-bod
ied male convicts shall hereafte~r be
sentenced to hard labor on The pulblic
works of the county in which conviet
(Continue.d on nae two-I
AND NO ELECTION YET
DEADLOCK STILL ON IN ASSO
CIATE JUSTICE RACE.
Mr. Carey's Name Withdrawn-Judge
Watts Leading and Representa
tire Fraser Comes Second.
Columbia, Feb. 16.-After three
more ballots today, the 22d, 23d and
24th of the session, the: deadlock is
still on in the associate justice race.
The name of Mr. carey was with
The ballots today resulted:
1st. 2nd. 3rd.
Memminger.. ......49 43 45
Watts,.. ..........60 61 61
Fraser.. .. ......50 57 57
The first, second and third ballots
Tuesday, which were the sixteenth,
seventeenth, and eighteenth of the
session, resplted as follows:
1st. 2nd. 3rd.
Meamminger.. .. ....55 49 45
Watts.. .... ......62 62 56
Fraser ./ .. 46 43 42
Jas. P. Care. . 6 13
A. G. Brice.. . .. 2
J. C. Sheppard.. 1..... ..
J. W. DeVore'........-. - 4
Total ............163 163 160
Necessary to choice .. 82 82 81
The first, SEcond and third ballots
on Wednesday,. which were the nine
teen, twentieth, and twenty-first of
the session, resulted:
19th 20th 21st
Memminger .. .. ....52 48 50
Watts .. .. .. .. ..57 56 59
Fraser ..........43 47 47
iCarey ........ ....10 12 8
Necessary to elect ... 82 82 83
The name of Judge DeVore was
withdrawn \Wednesday morning.
COTHAN PINSON PARDONED.
Young- Man Who Accidentally Shot
His Friend While Returning From\
Party in This County.,
Cothran Pinson, the young man
who was convicted of .manslaughter
at the March, 1909, term or the gener
al sessions court for Laurens coun
ty, for the killing of iis friend,
Thornwell ~oyce, has been pardon-ed
by Governor Blease. rinson's sen
tence; was two years, Judge Prince,
who triedl the case, imposing the
.ightesit senten1ce the law allows, in
view of the testimony, which indicated
that the killing was accidenttal, but,
in the opinion of the jury, a:n accidient
which was the -result of criminal care
lessness--the jury probably conclud
ing that he was'guijty of involuntary
manslaughter. An tippeal was taken
to the supreme court, but pending the
appeal, before~ it was argued, young
Pinson wen.t to the penitentiary, with
out consulting his attorneys, and be
gan the service of 'his sentence.
At the stime of the killing Pinson
and Boyce were in a buggy with a
young lady, returning to Cross Hitll
from a party at the home of Mrs. Eu
gene L. Leavell, in this county, near
the Laurens line. Pinson was sitting
on Boyce's lap, and he fired his pistol
several timE's, in a spirit of fu-n, to
frighten the other occupan-ts of the
buggy, according to the testimony.
The evidence was to the effect that
Pinson and~ Boyce had been very in
Pinson's sentence would have ex
So! icitor C>oper did not oppose
cnmat ion of the senitence.
Th- 'r was a bir:ihday diner two
me in the countcry Wldnesrday
whe 3r. J1. GIlenn Rikard celebrated
th it anniversary of his birthday.
m' -h old Rikard homestead, at which
dinner wvere present nis nearest
nig~~hboJs. MIr. and MIrs. B3. F. MIlls,
1r. !' F. Wilson and MIr. Rikard's
ne ar re lati ter Mir. H-. H-. Rik rd. mias
ter Th i ho was~ in the er.joymen!t
of !\xe - an' mental and physical con -
it1,ion m1 spirl 5. The dinno ? ~was
ie and( wais (enjoyed ny eacfn one.
(se'ially~ b theaster,. who say he
wanted only two at the~ table-him
self and the turkey. They all hope
that Mr. Rikardl will live to have
numy p more celebrations of a like na
PROSPERITY URGES THE
POWER CO. FRANCHISE
WOULD BENEFIT NEWBERRY AND
Strong Resolutions Adopted by the
Commercial League of Newber.
ry's Sister City.
Prosperity, Feb. 16.-The following
resolutions were adopted by the Com
mercial league on Tuesday night:
Whereas, The entrance of the South
ern Power company into the city Of
Newberry would in all probatility
further the mats.rial advancement of
Newberry and contiguous territory;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Commercial lea
gue of Prosperity hereby -express
the hope that the council of city of
Newberry may come to some agree
ment whereby the said Southern
Power company may enter said city.
2. That the secretary of this leaguE
transmit their action to the honorablE
mayor and cuuncl of the city of New
Chicago Dispatch as ro LIncoln';
Nomination Recalls Interview
With the Elder Mr. Seabrook.
The Associated Press dispatch fro.a
Chicago, under date of February 13
which states "that hitnerte unpublish
ed incidents concerning the politic
which gave Abraham Lincola the R:
.publican nomination for the presi
dency the first time, were told he-(
in an address by Addieon G. Proctor
of St. Joseph, Mich., who believes
-himself the only surviving member o:
the famous 'splitrail' convention,'
calls to mind the fact that Mr
William L. W. Seabrook, of Westmin
ster, Maryland, father of the Rev. W
L. Seabrook, who was for five yearE
the pastor of the Lutheran Chur(a
of the Redeemer here, up until abou1
four years ago, is, the sole survivoi
from liis- State of the famous Bali
more convention which renominated(
Lincoln for the presidency. , In th'e
Lincoln number of the Baltimor*
American in 1909 a Westmin,ster' dis
patch gave the elder Mr. Seabrook's
recollections of that conven.tion. The(
story, which was republishaed %n The~
Herald and News, bad great 1cko1 in
terest, on account of the place whjici
his son made for himself in the hearts
of Newberrian's during his five years
pastorate in Newberry. Mr. Se'abroola
was a member of the committee whi-31
notified Lincoln of the convention's
ofVerdery, spent the week-end witi
hrdaughter, MisEunice,' at Mr
M.adMrs. TmStockman visited
terrelatives last Sunday, nea1
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Sease visitec
in the Excelsior community, guests 01
Mr. Jas. H. Sease and family.
Mrs. Per::-y Halfacre, who has beet
spending some time under the paren
tal roof, returned home last Thurs
Mrs. Job Frick has been visiting
her children, Mrs. Lee Sheely, nea:
Slighs, and son, Franr Lake, near St
i..il .no. Authnr F.aagle, who ha
pneumonia, is improving.
Miss Varina Feag!e is home for
fews dayi from Enoree.
Mr. Charlie Fulmer is building
nie large house 'between his father
and M\r. Cal. Derrick's. The work ib
being Siuperintended by Mr. Waite:
so*kma n, of Pros'prity.
The Wheeland school is gettins
:lhor n i(Ply unPder the mnagemnen
of Miss EWuice Muse.
At th, resid.me of Mlr. and Mrs
Thos. .1. Wilson in No. 1 ( township
onl W :In esdayV ari ernoon at 4 o'clock~
1iss. Es..ie Wilson and Mr. Crenshav
lali iere wocre married by Rev. J1. D
Knard. After the ce3remdony, an ex
eelient supper wa1s servei. T'he youins
couple will make their home in th<
SON OF B. B. DAVIS
KILLED IN COLUMBIA
HEAD WAS CRUSHED BY WAGON
WHEEL ON TUESDAY.
Funeral at Little Mountain, Mr. Davis
Former Home, Wednesday-Lad
Was 14 Years of Age.
Benjamin Ira Davis, aged 14 years,
son of Mr. B. B. DaVis, rormerly of
Little Mountain, who recently moved
to Columbia, was instantly killed in
Columbia on Tues-day airternoon by
being thrown from a wagon in which
he was riding, the wheels passing
over and crushing his nlead.
The following account or the acci
dent is from the Columbia State of
"Benjamin, Ira Davis, the 14-year
old son of B. B. Davis, was instantly
killed about 3 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon in a runaway accident near
the home of J. W. Powell, a mile be
yond the eastern city limits on the
new road which forms an extension
of Gervais street. He was thown for
ward in front of the wheels of thE
wagon in which he was riding and
Ithey passed over his head, crushing
out his young life.
"Young Davis was coming inito,thE
city on one of Mr. Powell's wagonf
just for the boyish pleasure of thE
ride, and on -this wagon was loaded a
larg' iron tank. The limbs of a treE
tnder which the team was passing
scraped against the tank with a nois(
which terrified the horses and caus'e
them to bolt. The negro boy, Cor
nelius Brennan, who was driving, los
control of the .team and was himsell
thrown out of the wagon. The la
iinnaged to maintain his hold upor
the front of the wagonpuntil it swerv
ed I from the driveway from the resi
dene into the main road, but here h4
was /Pitched headlong in front of th(
wheels. Instantly the heavy loade
vehicle passed across his head anm
he was left lying gasping, insensible
"Mr. Powell, who was accompany
Ing the wagon, but had, driven som<
distance ahead, 'heard the alarm oJ
those who saw -the accident,, hurrie
back to the injured boy, but foune
him beyond human aid. In a fiew mo
mnents he was dead. Physicianis had
been summoned as quickly as possi'
ble 'but could do nothing when the3
arrived but confirm what was realized
to be the dreadful truth.
"The fiather of the young man was
formerly a well 'kniown and r'espected
citizein of Newberry, 'but more recent
ly of Little Mountain, Newberry coun
ty. He moved to Columbia only twC
weeks ago to 'become superintendeni
of t:he marble yard and monumen'
works at the Epworth orphanage. Th'
family resides on Powell avenue nea1
the orphanage. John L. Davis of Thi
State composing force was a brothe:
of the lad.
"The remains will be taken to Lit
tle Mountain at 11:15 o'clock th1h
morning for inte,rmen't and the fun'
eral services will be conducted therm
at 2 o'clock this afternoon."
Schoolmates at Funeral.
Little Mountain, Feb. 15-The bod3
of Benjamin Davis, the 13-year-old
boy whio met so tragic a death yester'
day in Columbia by falling from anc
being run over by a, runaway wagon
was brought here 'for buriaal today
The funeral services were conducte(
by Rev. 0. B. Shearo'ise, pastor of thi
Iutheran church 'here, assisted by
the Rev. C. A. Freed, of Columbia, whc
accompanied the funeral party fron:
Columbia. The funeral took place ii
Holy Trinity c6mnetery.
The father of the boy, B. B. Davis
had moved his family rrom 'this p)lace
'to Columbia only a fewv aays ago Ir
order that 'he might tak&" up the su'
perintenden(1cy of the marble works al
Epwort.h. l'p to the time of his re
no:al to C?olumbhia Ben was a stu'
dnt in the Little Mountains grade(
school, and the entire student body
1ma: the train to'Ly an'z escorted th'
remains. The pallbearers were schol
ars and young men from ilie loc:a
lodges of the Woodma~n of the Worlc
and Red Man, with which lodges the
Ifather of the unfortunate boy wa:
The floral display was both large
and beautiful, and there was an un
uac[iy lnrge concourse of friends
and relatives that 'had gathered t(
pay their last tribute ot; respect tP
the dlead1 boy: and 1o tender thei:
iyraathyto hereaved family.
As the Closo
The Handsome Piano and
Will Have Been Won oz
The Last Bonus C
Excitement growing hourly. Every
-one is talking about The Herald and
News Great Popularity contest and
much interest is manifested in the
wind up on this the greatest subscrip
tion and voting campaign ever con
ducted in South Carolina. Faithful
and admiring friends call hourly on
the contest manager and leave new or
renewal subscriptions to be credited
to some energetic and popular kon
Piano on Display at Gilder & Weeks'
Drug Store. Watch in Show Win
dow of Daniels and William
son's, the Jewelers.
The beautiful Cote Piano, first prize
has created much inerest throughout
the contest and many musicians have
tried it and are more than pleased
with this magnificent instrument.
-Many 'have expressed regrets- for not
entering the race and working for
this valuMle and handsome prize.
The beautiful gold watch is to be
given to the young lady having the
second largest number of votes. This
waitch is -a hand engraved fourteen
karat solid; gold, ladies watch, Elgin
[ movement with handsomely - damak
eered plate, ',brignet nairspring with
exposed winding wheeler, pendant
winding and setting-a very valuable
prize indeed and was purchased from
the reliable and up-to-date jewelers,
Daniels and Williamson, of Newber
All indications at tmis writing go
to show that this contest will be one
I of the closest on record, and the dif
ference will,be so slight between the
winners tYat it is necessary to bear
in mind that every subscription
Wouldn't it be irritating at the fin
ish to find that you hac missed the
wonderful $425.00 Cote l'Ano bya lit
tie l'ess than a few .tnousand votes?
Well, the thi-ng for you to do is to
seure -enough suabscriptions between
today and Monday mornmng to get
'that piano 'for your home. Let's not
be satisfied with a few thousand ma
jority, buat let's 'have a whirlwind fin
ish to your campaign. Even if you
have the leading position, don't be
over confident and think you have
enough to carry the race your way on
,the last day. Rem'ember many a gener
-al has been led into amfbush through
neglect to keep a look out for the
enemy. Wise candidates will not re
linquish their effort, but will work
vely hard during -the last few hours
of this exciting battle, and the one
who works just a littl& the longest
and 'hardiEst is bount to be the suc
Confidence is all right when up and
SHOT HIS 6W13 BROTHER
BUT AT LONG RANGE
Jimie Gillion. Came Within Narrow
Margin of Having to Wear
Brand of Cain.
Saluda, Feb. 14.--Jimmie Gillion
this morning fired upon his brother,
Allen, at a distance of something like
200 . ards with a shotgun loaded with
uc- shot and succeeded in landing
on of them in the sid-> of Allen's head
just2eove the left eye, and but for
tfatthat it struck ha1n *a glancing
-blow, there is no question that it
would have burrowed its wvay into the
brain and death would have resulted.
-The brothers have recently. had some
d !iffreces and .Jlimie had given Al
-len orders not to enteir the premiss
!he 'ad in charge. This morning Al
lien Gillion and his rather c-rosse~d a
fence about 200 yards from .Iinunie's
~ihome. He went immediaitely and got
'his gun and, drawing a bead, hollered
to his father to "squat down, I am
going to shoot 'him," and imnmediately
-At the" crack of the gun Allen fell
face downward and a small stream of
blood was seen to be spurting from
Inear the left temple. lie was brought
-to Saluda and the bocasn1ot was cut
out br Dir. Smith.
: Draws Near
he Other Valuable Prizes
Next Monday at Noon.
doing and it is perfectly right to have
confidence in your own ability as long
as you are an energetic worker, but
don't allow yourselves to be satisAed
with a .little work here and there.
Have a high aim and don't stop un
,til you reached it.
Thoughts are forces, and the con
stant affirmation of one's inherent
right and power to succeed will
change inhospitable conditions and
un-kind environments to' fav'orable
ones. If you resolve upon success
with energy, you will very soon create
a success atmosphere and things will
come your way. Make yourself a suc
cess magnet and see how things will
turn out in the next few hours.
Contest Closes Promptly on Strike of
Votes coming in after twelve o'clock
Monday will not be counted, therefore
make it a point to have all votes in
the contest manager's office in ample
time to be promptly voted.
On the strike of tw, 've Monday,
20th, the judges will have charge of
the ballot box and will begin to count
its contents. After these gentlemen
have finishi,cou.nting the names of
the winners will be mada public 'im
mediately and a full0account will be
given in Tuesday's issue of The Her
ald and News.
Summer & Hipp's Prize Won.
Mrs. Dominick won the beautiful
axminister rug so generously offered
by Suminer & Hipp, the furniture
dealers. The race for this prize was
such a close between the contestants
it- has been decided by the editor to
present these young ladies with a
rug, of the saane quality and design
we wish to congratulate the contest
ants for their iplendid success last
'25,000 Bonus Won by Kiss Werts.
The above bonus was captured by -
Miss Ellen Werits for the'- most sub
sciptionls br'ought in since last Fri
day, 10th toThursday at non.
On Friday anid Saturflay to every
twenty-five year~ subscription will be
added 50,000 extra votes, lest chance,
don't let it pass by. Every five year
subscription will secure 10,000 -AdI
, inards, S. C.
Mrs. J. A. Dominick.... ... . .754,840
Prosperity, S. C.
Miss Ellen Werts... .... ....749,850
Pomarla, S. C.
Miss Anna Koon.. .... .. ..688,550
Chappells, S. C.
Miss Julia Smith....... .... ..618,390
Newberry, RI. F. D. NTo. 2.
Miss Joe Caldwell.. .. ..- . .233,410
BY DEMfOCi "S' VOTES
Solid' Support of )inority Puts the
Agreement Through House-Be
Washington , Feb. 14.--President'
Taft's reciprocity agreement with
Canada wa's ratified in the 'house to
nigt through the support 'of an al
most solid Democratic vote. The Mc
Call bill, carryirig the agreement into
effect, was passed 221 to 92. A ma
jority of the Republicans present vot
ed against t'he measure, the division
being 78 oye's and 87 noes. The Dem
oratic xde was 143 ayes and only 5
noes., A majority of the Republicane
insurgents present voted for the bill.
The McCall bill now goes to the
senate. What its fate will be in that
body is probliAatical at this time.
President Taft believes that if a fili
buster can be avoided and a vote tak
en, the bill will pass.
Death of a Little Boy.
Marion Anmmons, ages seven years,
son of: Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. Ammnons,
of West End, died wits general pert
tonitis at the Columbia hospital Tues
day afternoon and was boiried Wed'
nesday morning at WesT End cemne
tery the Rev. A. M. Gardner con
ducting the service.