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'- FREE AFTER SEVENTEEN YEARS.
-Governor Paroles Life-Tinier From
Edgefield-Killed Man in Drunk
Columbia, March 28.-One of the
proudest and happiest men in South
Carol-ra t.x.av is John Carpenter, of
Wart enville, whose son, William 0.
Carpenter, has just been paroled by
Gov. Blease, after having served 17
years of a life sentence, imposed at
Udgefield, for murder. The condition
*f the parole, aside from the general
and usual one of good behavior, is
that Carpenter shalt not use intoxi
"ating liquor as a beverage, because
his crime was committed during a
Young Carpenter has gone home
with his father. The elder Carpehter
was one of the best soldiers in the
th South Carolina infantry and he
as the unusual record of having
Jought throughout the four. years of
the War Between the States, doing
kis fall 'duty, without receiving a
wound or being incapacitated by sick
ness. At his next birthday he will
be 80 years old. His invalid wife is
"Governor Competent to Decide."
Mr. P. H. Nelson, of Nelson, Nelson
& Gettys, was the solicitor who con
victed young Carpenter and to him the
elder Carpenter applied for aid when
seeking a parole for his son, but Mr.
Nelson was unable to help him, be
*ause he has made it a rule never to
make a recommendation to the gov
irn~r as to cases tried by him, unless
there appeared to have been some er
ror of law or manifest injustice done.
"The governor is competent to decide
for himself," said Mr. Nelson, "as to
whether a convict has expiated his
crime by length of service."
W. H. Brigham Paroled.
Gov. Blease today paroled W. H.
Brigham, the - wealthy Marion county
farmer, whose sensational trial at
tracted so much atteintion in the
spring of 1910. Brigham was convict
ed of assault and battery, the charge
being that he unmercifully whipped
an old negro woman who was work
ing on his plantation.
Brigham's case came 'before Gov.
Ansel on a pardon petition, buit the
governor refuseld to pardon the .man.
There were some strong state'ments
used in the papers at the time. To
day Gov. Blease paroled Brigham dur
ing good behavior.
Brigham- was sentenced to serve 18
months in the penitentiary. He had
yet about six months to serve.
SENATE PAGES ENOW A FEW.
Including Some Things That Would
Jolt the Constituents.
Some person, speaking from the
bottom of the well of truth, has said
that no man is a hero to his valet.
The philosophy of the observation
might have been greatly strengthen
ed if the sage had thought to add~
that no United States senator is any
great shakes to a senate page.
If the folks at home knew their1
senators half as well as the pages in'
the senate know them there would be
sfecial elections ordered . in quite a
number of our fair States. Also if
these same pages could be permitted
to dictate a few thoughts for the con-1
gressional Record, setting forth their
personal views about their employers,'
the circulation of that staid old sh eett
pwould be doubted almost immediately.
There is a popular impression that
the senate pages are studious youths
with bulging foreheads, learned in the
c, isitution and deep in the mysteries!
of enteprecedents. They are sup
posed to converse -exclusively on par
liamentary and senatorial language,
even when engaged in the youthful~
pastime of matching 'pennies in the
cloak room. These ideas probably-are
Intimate association with senators
does not necessarily tend to elevate,
says the Kansas City Star. Persons
ha.ve been known to s.it right across
the table from a United States sena
tor all night and not hear anything
more constitutional mentioned than
the fundamental law that three of a
kind beat two pair. While it is per
fectly true that this 'is good law, be-i
sides being useful information, it,
could be acquired without going to-a
United States senator, and probabi
much more cheaply.
These wrong impressions about the
high constitutional atmosphere that
surrounds a senate page come natur
ally enough from the superficial ob
servation of visitors in the galler.
Looking down fronm there it is easy to
suppose that when a senator claps his'
hands and a page hurries nloiselessy
to his side and inclines a respectful
ear, that the fortunate youth is re
ceiving information of the highest imn
Doubtless he will write it down
to' -wiretoP diary before he sleeps t!m~
j.a and in later years will putlis
where eager mu
lions will read it. Also doubtless he
wont', for the chances are the dis
tinguished senator merely requested
the page to tell that nothersome con
stituent who has been waiting out in
the marble room for the last hour, to
wait another hoijr, by which time the
distinguished senator will have slip
ped out another door and gone to
Mark, too, how another distinguish
ed senator is writing something out
with great care while the page stand;
by to receive the message. Its im
portance must be great, for see how
the senator reads it over to the lad,
pointing out each word with his pen
cil. The page nods !rLelligently, folds
the note carefully and speeds away.
Doubtless he will return presently
with his arms full of learned books
and the :anator will make a speech
that will eciLo "ow i,he corridors of
time for as much as a week.
But if the watcher in the gallery
could follow the winged page on his
errandl it would not be to the congres
sional library, but to the senate res
taurant in the basement of the capi
tol. And if he could look over the
chef's-shoulder and read the note with
him, he would see that the distin
guished senator is mighty particular
about the way his chops shall be
broiled. Yesterday, it seems, they
were not to the senator's liking, and
the chef will take notice that if he
falls down that way again he will
hear from the committee on rules,
which runs the senate restaurant and
pays the chef's sala?y.
If the senate page should take a
notion to disclose the secrets of his
prison house he could a tale unfold
that would make the muckraking
magazines look like periodicals sub
sidized by Wall street. He could tell
exactly. what that whiispered .message
was th,t passed between a leader on
one side of the aisle to a leader on
the other side at a critical moment
during a roll-call. He could tell what
went on the cloak room when a deal
was on to trade one little bill for
another little bill, and incidentally to
break a party measure.
Evan the familiar designations by
which pages know their masters
would make mighty good copy. One
senator somewhat known for his
querulousness invariably is referred
to by the fraternity as "Grandma,"
~which is 'hardly parliamentary even
in the cloak room.
It would be interesting to know
what becomes of senate pages when!
they outgrow the job. They have been
known to become senators, but that
is- rare. There must, of course, be
thousands of ex-pages who now are
doctors and lawyers and merchants
and oth'er things. Probably a close
observer and a student -of human na
ture might be able to pick them out.
It might not be an absolutely safe
rule to follow, but as a broad princi
pie and if early training counts for
anything it may be laid down that
any person who says a good deal
without meaning anything at all; who
insists whe~n reminded of an~ thing
that he was "coming to that pres
ently;" who wriggles out of an argu
ment by saying his opponent did not
"do him the honor to listen to what
he said," and then goes ahead and~
says it differently; and who whispers
moistly in your ear when there is
nobody within 40 bloicks who could
possibly 'hear-that sut a p:erson had
been a senate page--or a senator.
GOING STRAIGHT TO U. S. SENATE
Sooner or Later Gov. Blease Expects
to Get There.
Columbia, March 29.-Gov. Blease
will be a candidate for the United
States senate. He said today that'
he is "going as straight to the United
States senate as a martin to its
Senator Tiliman said the other day
that he will run again if his 'health
permits, but it is doubted by many
that 'he will again be in the race. Gov.
Blease said recently that 'he could
beat any man exce-pt Tillman for the~
-In the event Senator Tillman is not
a candidate in 1913, Governor Blease
will be in the race. Otherwise he will
'be 'a candidate'for the senatorship lat
er on. That is the way the' situation
Governor Blease has received en-'
couraging letters, he state, from all
parts of Scuth Carolina. He is told'
in .these letters that he is stronger
now politically ;han ever before. One
man wrote him today:
"Go ahead and give 'emr h.
St-reet duu. must he~ p:id by the st
of April, or parties will be brought
before the mayor.
J. R. SCURRY,
3-28-2t. City Clerk arnd Treas.
Coming to Newberry
The Well Known and Ever
Popular James Adams'
Big 10-Cent Society
Company will open here for one
week's engagement, commencing on
Monday night, April 3, with a com
plete change of program each and
every night; nothing repeated during
The theatre loving public will be
pleased to know Mr. AGams and his
company will visit our city again.
This company enjoys the reputation
of having nothing but high class ar
tists and always pleasing the public.
The company carries a ten-piece
concert band, which will play a.splen
did concert at 2 p. m. :vonday, April
3. Don't fail to hear this treat. They'
also carry a splendid six-piece or
chestra which will render selections
for entire week.
This company has the reputation of
drawing the largest crowds that visit
Lovation of large tent pavilion is
on east Main street, J. A. Burton lot,
east of Summer Furniture store.
WILKINSON SUCCEEDS MILLER. I
Trustees Chose President of State
Colored College-Nix Rein
Columbia, March 29.-Prof. Robert
Shaw Wilkinson, of Charleston, the
only member of the original faculty
remaing in the employ of the institu-!
r'.wt. wts today h ?u err-sid of,
the State Normal and. Industrial col
lege at Orangeburg, succeeding Thos.
E. Miller, who resigned recently un
der pres uro fror. Governor Elease.
According to Governor Blease, in
whose office the meeting was held atI
noon, no nominations were made. "It l
was moved," said the gov -rnor, "that
the board etner on the election of a
president. On the first ballot Wi!
kinson received four out of seven
votes, and on my motion his election
was made unanimous."
The Rev. N. C. Nix, formerly vice
president of the college, whose con
nection with the institution ceased in
1910, following a fight with President
Miller, was elected to a full profes
sorship at today's meetinig. Nix owns'
a fine plantation in Orangeburng coun
ty, inherited from his father. , He was
educated at Clafiin. A.t present he is
pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist1
church in Orangeburg. He had been
mentioned for the presidency.
President Wilkinson is from Char
leston. He has been a teacher in the
college since its foundation. Among
the other candidates who were
strongly endoige-1 were Prof. N. ..
Frederick, .for home years principal
of the Howard public school in Co
lunTia; the Rev. J. J. Durhamn, of
Aiken, p)resident of the colored State
Baptist convention, and Prof. W. W.
Coodk, of Washington, Miller's son-i'n
Location of large tent pavilion is'
on 'easts Main streset, J. A. Burton lot.
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Running, Most Stylish
and Durable on
qP'atented Long-Distance Spindles,
oiled without removal of wheels.
qPatented Side Spring.
Strongest braced Body made.
qNew style Seat.
q Every feature of high class make.
qPhaetons, Surries, Runabouts of
same High Quality.
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SPostal Card To Us Will Bring An
Agent To You At Onc~e
ROCK DILL BUGiGY COMPANY
- M. Sath Carolina.
"Rock HiW'" Agents,
CHICAGO E. ST. LOUi
want, but there
should know w]
" He should I
can depend ui
By no surei
by the use of our excellently
They are in absolutely fine a
bution and uniform feeding
ing substance but the most sc
packing plants which insur
seasons alike. They prcven
This is why the "SUPS
founl better by thcs. who 1
deAler for a copy of ur 191
A. D. Hudson. Newberry, S. C.,
S. C., J. S. Wessinger, Chapin,
is often said
to rnakea sale
"tIs just as
Let no such
you from ~ L I
your time, -tried
STATrE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Frances L. Haltiwanger, Texani
Samuel, Lenora Eleazer. Mattie E
lewine, Kizzie C. Chapman, John J
Haltiwanger, Holland S. Haltiwange!
Wilbur M1altiwanger and Lula Fulmer
* ~ agaimst
Burtell, Haltiwanger, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of the Cour
herein, I will sell to the highest bid
ler before the Court House at New
berry, S. C., Monday, salesday, Apri
3, 1911, within the legal hours o.
sale all that lot of land near the towi
f Newberry, County of Newberry
State of South Carolina. ccntaining
wo-thirds (2-3) of an acre, more a:
less, bounded by lands of B. C. Mat
thews, Nat Gist and an unnamet
street, which will more fully appeal
n a plat now of record in Plat Boolk
D, at page 53, in the office of the
Register of Mesne Conveyances fo1
Terms of sale: Cash.
H. H. RIKARD,
- 4-3t-taw. Master N. C. S. C.
'Wy Notl Take a Trip t
FLORIDA or CUBA?"
They have been broughi
within easy reach by the
plendid Through Train Ser
vice of the
tlaiC Coast Line Railroa(i
Write for illustrated book
lets, rates or any other infor
~nation, which will be cheer
T. C. WHITE,
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Wilmingtonn N. C.
S KANSAS CITY ST JO
1ways tell what a fertilizer is by look
lition and may have every earmark o
are other considerations that are moi
ien he is buying plant food for his cr<
wow from what source his ammonia
)on it to feed his crop constantly and
way can he guarantee himself full p
prepared Blood, Bone and Tankage
nd dry mechanical condition, thus ins
of every plant. They do not coitain
;ientifically prepared animal matter fr(
s quick and constant action througi
t shedding and keep the stalk healthy
E" and "SOUTHERN BIG" Brc
ave tri t:em beside other fertilizers
Ycar Boc .:d r o what others thinl
.MFR -1LE BY
Smith Mercantile Co., Einards, S. C., Sheal
. C., Jas. H. Eargle, Pomaria, S. C.
The Man '
Any man can go wi
forts before he can sal
a savings account.- II
in time of idleness, as
policy against, sicknes
for his loved ones in <
above all it is his test
but little part in the
It is the man who'
he can and saves a
wins. He wins beca1
I fit. That is the'law.
ONE BIG ROU
will start you on the ro
~ placed in our Savings
by adding mor'e of t11
I and every week you'll
j worry about the future.
Capitpl - - a
JAS. MdINTOSH, President.
Prize Offers from .Lead
Book on patents. "Hints to ive
"Why some~ inventors fail." Sen
search of Patent Office records. C
Acting Commissioner of Patents, :ai
the U. S. Patent Office.
EPH OKLAHOMA CITY
ng at it. It may be in good
f being just the thing you
e important that the farmer
is derived and whether he
!ontinuously till maturity.
rotection in this way than
fertilizers on all his crops.
uring free and even distri
mne ounce of any ammoniat
)m our six large
.wet and dry
-and vigorous. ..
tnds have been
Call on your
ly & Derrick, Little Mountain,
thout many com
ely dispense with
is his, paymaster
ad his insurance
~s; it is protection
~ase of death, and
imbnial of manly
and. fortune play
drama of modern
works every day
rhat he can, who
ise he'is the most
ad to success if it's
e samne kind each
have no cause to
~RY, S. C..
ntors." 'qnventions needed." I
dl rough sketch or model for
ur Mr. Gireeley was formerly.
id as such had full charge.of