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As Secretary of the Interior-Walter
.L. Fisher, of Chicago, Succeeds
Washington, March 7.-Richard A.
Ballinger's resignation as secretary of
the interior, dated January 19, last.
was accepted today by President Taft,
and Walter L. Fisher. of Chicago, was
appointed as his successor, his com
iission being signed immediately by
the president. Mr. Fisher will take
office within a few days.
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger
tendered his resignation in a letter
on January 19, basing it entirely upon
the condition of his health. The pres-!
ident replied at once. expressing his
confidence in Secretary Ballinger, his
reluctance to accept his resignation;
and requested tne secretary to remain
in office until the close of the sessioni
of congress. Immediately upon the
adjournment of congress, Secretary
Ballinger fenewed his request that he
be relieved at a date suiting the presi
dent's convenience, but immediately if
possible. Today President Taft in a
letter formally accepted the resigna
Has Confidence of Taft.
The correspondence between the
preslident and the secretary is not
voluminous, but displays beyond ques
tion the confidence which Mr. Taft
has reposed in Mr. Ballinger through
out the long siege and indignation
with which he has viewed the attacks!
upon the secretary's personal and of
Object of Conspiracy.
"I have fiad the fullest opportunity,"
the presider.t says in his letter ac
cepting the resignation, "to know you,
to know your standards of service to!
the government and the public; to
know your motives, 'to know how you
have administered your office and to
know the motives of those who have
assailed you. I do not hesitate to say
that you have been the object of one
of the most unscrupulous conspiracies
for the defamation of character that
history can show."
Rebels Agents Hypocrisy.
And in the conclusion of his letter
the president declares that "every
fibre of my nature rebels against such
hyprocisy" (referring to the attacks
upon Ballinger's character), "and
nerves me to fight such a combination
and such methods to the bitter end,
lest success in this instance may form
a demoralizing precedent. But per
sonal consideration for you and yours 1
makes me feel that I have no right to:
ask you for a further sacrifice."
The president goes on to declare it
evident that he himself has been the 1
ultimate object of the attack and says'
- .that to insist upon Mr. Ballinger's re
maining in office "with the prospects
of a further effort against you is self
ishly to impose upon you more of a <
burden than: I ought to impose."f
The president's letter of acceptance 1
will be quoted first Jas the logical eli- e
max of the correspondence. It is a a
sweeping and uncompromising decla- I
ration offaith in Mr. -Ballinger's per- 3
sonal character and motives and in
hi4s official integrity and competency., C
It was written this morning and is t
With Reluctance. Jg
"Dear Mr. Secretary: I accept. your s
resignation with great reluctance. I
had the fullest opportunity to know' b
you, to know your standardG -of ser-1
Vice to the government and to 'thef
public, to know your motives, to know
how you have administered your office
and to know the motives of those who t
have assailed you. I do not hesitate
to say that you have been 'the object
of one of the most unscrupulous con- 3
spiracies of the defamation of charac- n
A.er that history can show, n
Fight it to End. o
'"I have deemed it my duty not only m
'to the government but 'to society in fsis
general to fight out this battle to the o
end, confident that in the end your s
fellow citizens would -see that the im- t
pressions of you as a man and as the w
adiministrator of a high public office CE
were false and were the result of a
malicious and unprincipled plan fore
the press to misrepresent you and Ica
your actionsi and to torture every cir-Vac
cuinstance, however 'free from detri- ta
mental significance, into proof of cor- h
rupt motive. nE
Showered With Suspicion. of
"With the hypocritical pretense that h
they did not accuse you of corruption,I
in order to avoid the necessity that ar
even the worst criminal is entitled to, st
to wit, that of a definitely formulated th
charge of some misconduct, they' ta
showered you with suspicion and, by at
the most pettifogging methods, ex
ploited to the public matters which -
had no relevancy to an issue of either
corruption or efficiency in office. hut
which, paraded before an hysterical so
body of headline readers. served to 25
blacken your character anrd obscure bi
the proper issue of your honesty and cli
effectiveness as a p)ublic servant, in
A Cruel Tragedy.
"The result ha.s been a cruel trag- hi
dy. Yon nd yom-, have os in !thh
tnd have been burdened financially
The consrirators who have not hesi
tated in their pursuit of you to resor
to the meanest methods, including th<
corrupef o of your most confident as.
sistant. plume themselves like th(
pharisees of old as the only pure mem
bers of society acuated by the spiri
of self-sacrifice for their fellowmen
Rebels at Hypocrisy.
"Every fibre of my nature rebeh
against such hypocrisy and nerves m<
to fight such a combination 'and suc
methods to the bitter end, lest suc
cess in this instance may form a de
No Right to Ask It.
"But personal consideration for yot
and yours makes me feel that I havE
no right to ask you for further sacri
fice. Of course, it has been made evi
dent that I was, and I am, the ulti
mate object of the attack; and to in
sist, against your will, on your re
maining in office with the prospect oi
further efforts against you is selfishly
to impose on you more of a burder
than I ought to impose.
Renews Friendly Expressions.
"As I say farewell, to you let me re
new my' expressions of affection and
sincerest respect for you and of my
profound gratitude for your hard
work, your unvarying loyalty, and
your effective public service. I hope
and pray ihat success may attend you
in your profession and that real hap
piness will come to you and yours
when you return to that. community
where you live and whose members
know your worth as a man and a cit
izen, and who will receive you again
with open arms.
"William H. Taft."
The previous -correspondence be
tween Mr. Taft and the secretary of
the interior begins with Mr. Ballin
ger's original resignation, which has
been in the hands of the president
since January 19, and hears that date.
"My Dear Mr. President: I have
thought over the talk we had last Sat
urday. I am exceedingly grateful for
your kind expressions of appreciation
for my work and they certainly com
pensate me in the largest measure for
what I have suffered.
Source of Comfort.
"Your attitude throughout has been
L great source of comfort to me. And
ret 1 feet that :h; cocdijtion of my
ealth is s.uch thi. I rm~st ask to be
'elieved from office. I, therefore,
tgain tender my resignation and ask
rou to accept it.
Striven Hard to Do Work.
"I should be untrue to all my im
mulses if I did not seize the occasion
.o say that I :have at all times striven
:onscientiously to meet the obliga
ions imposed upon me, and to serve
ou, the administration and the coun
ry to the best of my ability. I am
teeply sensible of the unfailing con
idence which you have reposed in me
inder circumstances which have nec
esarily been trying to you, and the
upport and respect which you have
Lever ceased to accord me, I shall al
"I am anxious to retire as soon as I
an properly do so, yet am unwilling
a embarrass you and, therefore, re
pectfully ask you to indicate, in re
ard to the. matter, when it will best
uit your convenience..
"With renewed assurance of my
ighest regard, I anm, -
"R. A. Ballinger."
The President's Reply.
To this, under date of January 23,
le president replied:
"Degr Mr. Secretary: For reasons]
hich have deeply impressed them
Ilves in my heart and mind, I would,<
wver consent to consider your resig-1'
ttion on any ground 'that was based]
Sthe good of the service or helping t
e personally, or politically, for no
ch ground is tenable by .me. Only -
the score of your health or per
nal convenience, or to prevent fur
er' pecuniary sacrifice on your part,
11 I consider the possibility of ac- C
pting your resignation.
Waited on Matter. l
"But not even on the latter grounds I
n I consider it until after congress E
journs, until after all unjust at- I
cks are ended, until after I have r
.d the benefit of your valuable and d
cessary aid during the remainder
a crowded season, and until we r
.ve reached the calm period, which
hope will follow the present hurry e
.d pressure and necessity for con-. I
m.nt action and watching incident toE
e close of a short session. Then I'll
ke up the matter and answer you
length. Sincerely yours, ..
"William H. Taft."
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THE NEWS OF WHIT3HRE.
t Ladies' Aid Society to Give Silver Tea.
Band Hope Entertained-Per
- Whitmire, March S.-liss Corrie
MeCarley has ret-.irned from Atlanta.
. She brought with her a pretty line of
spring millinery which she will sell
for the C. H. Conr,r conmipany.
Mrs. Samuei Spray and children
have returned from a visit to her fath
- er at Monroe. N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cofield, and
fine son, Joseph, spent several days
of last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Cofield and Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jeter.
Rev. 0. A. Jeffcoat attended a meet
ing of the board of missions in Colum
bia last week.
The wild west show was here three
days of last week, and went from here
Mrs. Mary Coleman and grand
daughter, Ann Coleman, are spending
the week at Dr. R. R. Jeter's.
Miss Frances Rice and Elizabeth
Coleman spent a night at Dr. R. R.
1Jeter's last week..
Miss Myrtle Suber came up from
the Columbia Female college and has
been at home for a week. We under
stand that she will return soon and
resume her studies in that institu
Mr. J. A. Burton was in town one
day last week.
Mrs. M. E. Abrams and children,
Tom and Lucy Frances, have return
ed from a visit to friends in New
The Ladies' Aid society of the Pres
byterian church met 'at the church on
last Tuesday. The meeting was large
ly attended and several new members
were received. The ladies decided to
give a silver tea at the residence of
Rev John R. Roseboro March 15.
Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman have
gone to Columbia.
Miss Kate Hargrove left Saturday
to visit her friend, Miss Miry B. Fant,
at the Columbia Femal- college. and
other friends in Columbia.
Miss Lula Donnan spent the week
end in Clinton.
Mrs. R. H. Burton and son, Rose,
spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. William Coleman d:irecting Mr.
S. L. Gary and force of 'hands, have
tur.ned the Baptist church a.round so
as to front Mill street.
Mrs. W. J. Frid'a,y, of Santuck, after
a pleasant visit to her ,cousin, Mrs.
M. E. Abrams, has returned home.
Mrs. J. E. Cofield intertained her
Band of Hope, consisting of about 50|
children, at her pretty home on last
Saturday evening. The chialdren came
at 4 o'clock and as the evening was
lovely and sp,ring-4i.ke, they pla.yed
games in the yard.
Twenty-five cards were numbered
and clipped in two eparts. The boys
were given one part and the girls the
other. When these were matched the
children 'had their partners for the'
table. The table was handsomely dec
oralted with viol'ets and geraniums and
groaned beneath its load of cakes.1
candies, nuts and f-uits.
Mesdaines J. E. Cofield, S. A. Jeter,;
W. D. Suber, B. H. Herren. Cully,
Eliza Nance and Miss Frances Jeter
served the children, who ate heartily,
and went 'away rejoicing.
Mr. David Duncan and Mrs. Eliza
both Douglass were elected delegates
to represent the Methodist Sunday
school at the convention which meets
soon at Ninety Six.
Mrs. W. A. Palmer. of Cokesbury,
spent several days of last week with
ier sister. Mrs. J. B. Humbert. On
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Humbert and
laughter, Louise, traveling in their
)retty new automobile, carried Mrs.
Palmer to her 'home. They returned
o Whitmire Sabbath evening.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that the un
Eersigned will make final settlement
.s Administratrix of the estate of
~Irs. K. H. Cook, deceased. in the
'robate Court for Newberry County,
south Carolina, on Monday, April 10,
911, at 11 o'clock a. in., and will im
aediately thereafter apply for her
ischarge as such administratrix. All
ersons indebted to said estate will
lake immediate settlement, and all
ersons having claims against said
state will file them forthwith, with
~ugene S. Blease, attorney, Newberry,
MARY E. EPTING,
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES.
The time for paying State and couni
y taxes with the penalty expires on
be 15th of March. After that date
xecutions will be placed ~in :
ands of the sheriff, and settlement
till have to be made with him. Givec
dis your attention at once.
-JNO. L. EPPS,
is a very important one, an
you should give it your besi
attention, it should be neat
and above all, sanitary.
We use the best make of
'fixtures and our work is guar.
H. B. WELLS,
1113 Friend St.
Telephone-Office, No. 345
Res. " 7
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement as guardian of
the estate of Olin B. Graham in the
office of the probate court for New
berry county on Wednesday, March 29,
1911, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
and immediately thereafter apply for
letters dismissory as guardian of the
said minor, Olin B. Graham.
H. S. Graham,
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Book on patents. "Hints to!
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.search of Patent Office recorJs;
Acting Commissioner of Patenl
the U. S. Patent Office.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding demands against
the estatb o* Owen McR. Holmes, de
:ceased, are hereby required to render
and establish their demands before
mi' on or by the 20th day of March,
191.. H. H. RIKARD,
E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton, Me.,
boldly accuses Bucklen's Arnica Salve
>f stealing-the sting from burns or
~calds-the pain from sores of all
inds-tile distress from boils or
;ies. "It robe cuts, corns, bruises,
~prains and injuries of their terror,"
~e says, "as a healing remedy its
ncjai don't exist." Only 25c at Wmn.
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['OWN AND TOWNSHIP BOARD OF
ASSESSORS F0OR 1911.
The following persons have been
.ppoinlted to serve on the Town and
rownship Boards of Assessors for fis
~a] year 1911:
Township No. 1, City of Newberry
)tto K!ettner, L. W. Floyd and Jno.
Tav aship No. 1, County--Jno. 0.
C'!. S. P. McCrackin and G. McD.
To--' No. 2- J. J. H. Brown,
~has. S. Suber and J. D. Nance.
TUo-sahip No. 3-JTob H. Ringer, E.
.... -::: iad B. H. Maybin.
Township No. 4, Town of Whitmire
.*D.';i nnne-an, P. B. O'Dell and W
without many com
i safely dispense with
It is his paymaster
Ps, and his insurance
iness; it is protection
in case of death, and
testimonial of manly
ry, forethought and
ick and fortune play
he drama of modern
1o works every day
s what he can, who
.cause he is the most
road to success if it's
ngs Department, and
F the same kind each
u'll have no cause to
SR R Y, S. C.
J. E. NORWOOD, Cashier,i
[-ventors." "Inventions needed."
Send rough sketch or model for
. Our Mr. G3reeley was formerly
s,and as such had full chiarge.of
Township No. 4, County-Z. H. Suzb
er, Jas. C. Duncan and Sam W. Der
Township No. 5-Geo. C. Glasgow,
Jno. W. Smith and Geo. A. Epting.
Township No. 6-J. Will Wilson, L.
C. Pitts and M. M. Livingstone.
Township No. 7-A. P. Coleman, .1.
W. Sanders and Press N. Boozer. ..
Township No. 8-G. T. Blair, H. 0.
Long and W. H. Long.
Township No. 9, Town of Prosper
ity-E. W. Werts, T. A. Dominick and
W. T. Gibson.
Township No. 9, County-J. Pierce
Harmon, B. R. Long and 3. W. Hart
Townsh1ip No. 9 and 10, Town of Lit- /U
tie Mountain--Joe B. Derrick, A. N.
Boland and Jas. E. Sheely.
Township No. 10, County--Adam L.
Aull, D. B. Cook and W. B. Boinest.
Township No. 11-R. H. Hipp, Perry
Halfacre and Felix A. Graham.I
The above named town and town
ship assessors are required to meet
in the office of the county auditor on
Tuesday, March 14, 1911, at 11 o'clock
a. in., for the purpose of taking the
oath' of office and .attending to ether
business necessary before passing on
the assessment of property for this
fiscal year, 1911. This is an import
ant meeting and every member is urg
ed and expected to be present.
EUJG. S. WERTS.