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VOUE X,NUMBER 29. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1911.
TO_ _LD IE X L I X, N_IB E R-29 .
VROCLAM.TON BY GOVERNOR.
Says Peace Officers Must Actively Aid
ia~Iuforcing the Dispensary
Columbia, April 7.-Gov. Blease is
sued Thursday a proclamation call
ing upon sheriffs and their deputies,
magistrates and their constables,
rural policemen and city and town
-officials of the State to enforce ac
Itively the law again'st illicit traffic in
The governor's proclamation fol
State of South Carolina-Execttive
To all Sheriffs and their Deputies;
Magistrates and their Constables;
* Constables; Rural Police; City and
Town Officials of South Carolina:
Please take notice that "An act to
-declare the law in reference to and
to regulate the manufacture, sale, use,
consumption, possession, transporta
tion and disposition of alcoholic li
quors and beverages within the State
and to police the same," and acts
amendatoryt hereof, provides, in part,
"It shall be the duty of the sheriffs,
and their deputies, magistrates, con
stables, rural police, city and town
officials, to enforce the provisons of
this act," etc.
Now, gentlemen, I beg and insist
upon your doing your duty under this
act, and wish to say that those of you
who come under my authority, if you
do not do it (while it would be very
unpleasant) I shall take action in the
matter and use the authority given
me under this act. I hope that you
will not force me to this'; and for
this reason and because I am anxious
that all of the laws of the State be
enforced -and that lawlessness and
vice shall be put down as far as with
in our powers, lie, I appeal to you to
assist in the enforcement of all the
criminal laws of our State. I will do
my part and give you all the assist
ance I can, I also call upon all good
-citizens of our State to assist in the
,enforcement of our laws.
Cole. L. BIease,
THOM.E TALEN~T FOR GOVERN0E.
Repudiates Contract With Charlotte
Architect tQ Design Winthrop
O)n the grounid that South Carolina
$architects ought to be employed to do
:architectural work for the State, Gov
*ernor Blease -has held up a contract
which had been agreed on between
the building committee of the Win
throp trustees and a Charlotte archi
tect, for the draftin'g of plans and
s,pecifications for the new domestic
arts and sciences building at Win
President D. B. Johnson. of Win
-throp, is out of the State. On his re
-turn Governor Blease will have the
Winthrop trustees meet 'here to can
vass the situation. Governor Blease
makes the following statement in re
gard to -the matter? -
"I want to go on record as repu
diating such a contract. I have asked
the committee not to sign the con
trect and to hold it up pending the
mee.ting. ~My reasons for 'so doing are
that we have as good arc-hit ects in
South Carolina as there are in the
"Our men are raising families in
this State; chey are paying taxes and
are helping -to support our institu
tions; then why should we patronize
an architect from another State for
the plans of a building to be erected
in one of our towns anid by one of the
State's institutions? Why should the
State put itself on record a.s favoring
the employment of menu from beyond
-her borders? We snould employ a
South Carolinian. As soon as I saw
it reported that the building commit
tee was to employ a man from Char
lotte. I at once made known my po
Gcvernor Blease~ was emp)hatie in
stating that he repudiu 's such a con
tract and as chairman of the board
he will never place his name to such
a proceeding. He thinks that South
Carolina's professional men are good
en~ough to employ and that the State
should not set such an example as
this in going beyond rhe~ border to
LINER HELPLESS, 1,720 ABOARD.
Prinzess Irene Founders Off Long
Island Coast-Danger Probably
New York, April 6.-Seventeen hun
dred and twenty passengers, within
sight of the first of the big lights
which marked the finish of their
transatlantic voyage, spent a sleep
less night tonight on the great steam
ship Prinzess Irene, of the North G :Y
man Lloyd Line, fast in the sands .ff
the seaward coast of Long Island, n
the edge of the "Graveyard of the At
lantic" and less than fifty miles from
this harbor. As night fell a high
ground swell was battering the full
height of the vessels' superstructure.
After running her big nose in the
sand during the fog early this morn
ing, the liner lay helpless throughout
the day, surrounded by tugs and reve
nue cutters. Efforts to pull ther free
at afternoon high tide, failed, and be
cause of a rough sea, no transfer of
passengers was attempted, pending
renewed attempts to drag her clear
If these fail, transfer will be made
to the Prinz Frederich Wilhelm, of
the same line, which will be sent to
the scene from her- dock here soon
Transfer Made to Sister Ship With
Lone Hill, L. I., Life Saving Sta
tion, April 7.-In five hours and ten
minutes this afternoon the 1,725 pas
sengers on the stranded North Ger
man Lloyd Liner Prinzess Irene were.
transferred to her sister ship, the
Prinze Friederich Wilhelm, and one
hour after nightfall they were on
their way to New York. The feat is
unparalled in the history of marine
Not a life was lost, not a case of
panic was reported. The first pas
senger off was a. woman and the sec
ond a baby. The cabin passengers,
masters of the situation and the lan
guage, generously gave precedence to
the more timorous steerage.
SCORES PERISH IN MINE.
Caught Like Rats in Trap Liv-es Snuf-.
fed Out-Fire and Gas. Block
Scranton, ia., Aprii 7k-One of the
most serious mine disasteim of this
section occurred todh ,' thec' litLie
villege of Throo9, a shz)rt distance
from this city, when tihe lives of be
tween fifty and sixty men .and boys
were snuffed out.
Among. those known to have per
ished are Joseph Evans, who was in
charge of the United States mine res
cue car; Isaac Dawe, a fire boss, and
Walter Knight, a foreman.
Evans's death was the result of a
defective oxygen charged armor.
Charles Ensian, -the expert in charge
of the mine rescue work for the fed
eral govern'ment, was also overcome,
and is said to be in a critical condi
Bodies Piled in Shaft.
Up to a late hour tonight nearly
two-score of bodies have been piled
at the bottom of the shaft, but it was
thought advisable not to bring them
to the surface until 'the crowdI had
dwindled. A temporary morgue has
been erected at the opening to the
mine, and here were congregated hun
dreds of women and children. rela -
tives of the men and boys who ha.i
been so suddenly snatched from them
Their grief was pitiful, children, o)f
tender years slinging to the skirts of
their mothers, while older male memn
bers of the fanmily sought to soften
the anguish of the distrzedl mother-s
None of the bodios recovered was
mutilated, dea'th doubt less having
been caused by inhaling flames andi
gases. The rescuers are pushing into
the mine, and it is thought all of the
bodies will be rescued within a few
Four Hundred in Mine.
The~ fire started in an engine house
at the opening of a slope 750 feet from
iei in the mine when the fire started.
about sixty of them in the wvorkings.
into which the slope led. The sixty
were at work ini a '-blind" tunn'l ao
the end of the slOne.
SHOT AN INFANT.
Negro Boy Twelve Years Old Shoots
Infant in the Arms of Its
On last Thursday afternoon Cor
oner Felker was called to hold an in
quest over the dead body of an infan,t,
Flossie Glenn, who had been shot to
death by Thomas James, all colored.
The infant was only about one year
old, and was in the arms of a little
girl about ten years old, who was sit
ting on the door step of her mother's
home. James is about twelve years
The testimony taken at the coroner-a
inquest developed no cause for the
offense. It could not be stated that
it .was an accident because the boy
went back after bringing the gun out
and put a cap on it and deliberately
The jury of inquest simply stat
ed that the child came to its death by
a gunshot wound in the hands of
James, and he has been placed in
The following is the testimony tak
en before the coroner:
Elizabeth Glenn, sworn, says: Thom
as James said if I did not stop crying
he would shoot me, and he shot at
me and hit the baby. I had the baby
in my arms. Thomas said Loney
Glenn shot the baby. After he shot
the baby he ran. He was about 16
yards from me. He held his gun up
in his arms when 'he shot. He reach
ed in his pocket and got something
out. When he got the gun out of the
milk house there was no cap on the
gun. I am 11 years old. Fait James
went in the milk house and brought
the gun out. Marion Worthy was not
here at the time of the shooting.
Elizabeth X Glenn.
Lonnie Glenn, swo:n, says: I was
itting on 'the door steps and Fait
James said, "I am going bird hunt
ng;" and he went in the milk house
and got the gun and shot. He held
the gun toward the baby and her sis,
ter and said, "I am going to shoot
you." Sister was crying and telling
him to put the gun down. He, Fait
James, comes up here often,
-.. -"'" His
Lonnie X Glenn.
Ike Glenn, sworil, says: I am the
father of the dead barby. It was my
g1in, The gun was loaded once, but
I thought the boys had taken the load
out. This boy, Fait James, often
comes up and plays with my children.
The boy F'alt Jamies is a second cous
in to me. I never had an.y ob.jection
to Fait James' playing with my chil
den; never k'new my 'children to
have any fuss with Fait - James. The
last time I saw the gun it was in the
house. I moved here since Christmas.
I don't know who carried it ini the
well house. *His3
Ike X Gilenn
May Boozer, sworn, says: I put t'he
gun in the milk house Christma-s
week, behind the door. T told the
chidren not to bother the gun as part
of the load was in it. There was no
cap on the gu.n when I put~ it in the
milk house. When I leave i always
lock the well house to keep the .hii
dren from the gun. I live m n.
berry county, where the shxcti.ig took
'place. The child lived ahm':r a halr
'hour after I got to it.
Mary X Boozer.
Dr. W. G. Houseal, being sworn,
says: I have exaanined the body of
Flossie Glenn. I found several shot
in right leg, two in right chest near
nipple, three in head; one shot pierc
ed right eye a-nd entered brain. This
shot caused the death of said Flossie
W. G. Houseal, M. D.
Sttement of Fait James oir .Jeamnes.
W\hen1 1 came up here yesterday
Lonnie had the gun and some caps on
it and snapped it, and went in the
house and got some more. And when
he came back he put two caps on and
said he was going hunting, and got
out then in front of the wood pile and
turned around, and Fannie said,
"Shoot at me, but don't shoot the
'baby;" arnd he shot and hit the baby.
He said I shot it. butt T never had my
hands coa it And when he shot h'o
ran and put the gun behind the, door
in the well house. 1 was sitting on
the well when the gun was shot. He
had the gun in the well house snap
ping it when I got here. After the
baby was shot I ran down across the
field to my home.
Fait X James.
Elizabeth Glenn, recalled, said: Fait
popped three caps in the well house
before he shot. First cap popped at
wood pile it went off. I made Lonnie
come and sit down by me. I was cry
ing because Fait said he was going
to shoot me. The cap that popped at
the wood pile is the one that killed
Elizabeth X Glenn.
TO BE WOUND UP QUIETLY
Matter Will be Disposed of and the En
tire Squabble Will Soon be Writ.
ten on Pages of History.
Col-umbia, April 8.-None of the
principals care at the time to be quot
ed directly, but it may be said with
out violating any confidence, that the
winding-up of the State dispensary is
not now expected to extend over any
considerable period of time. The rev
elations incident to that process will
be neither so L'umerous nor so start
ling as the public expects. Dispensary
affairs are unlikely to have much fur
ther attention at the hands of the
criminal courts and that comparative
ly little probing is to be done into the
actions of the winding-up commission
recently dismissed by the governor.
It may be said also that examina
tion into the law has given rise to a
doubt in several quarters as to the
authority of the new commissioners
to make formal investigation of their
predecessors. Or, in fact, to investi
gate anything of date subsequent to
the abolishment of the Statr; dspen
sary itself. An analysis of the statue
involved has put new aspects upai
several features' of the situation.
There is some question whether the
former commissioners would, without
a fight, submit to such cross-examind
tion by their successors es has been
proposed, even if the new commission
ers themselves should conceive thema
selv s to be clothed with ,authority to
put . ho old board oD the gril' in such
This Is said without authority from
either set of comnnisioners, though it
is known to set forth a ,phase of the
situation, which is being given more
than passing thought.
The attorney general remains con
sistently firm in his refusal. to dis
cuss the dispensary question for pub
lication or to' talk to reporters about
his intentions in -regard to criminal
prsecutions. There is no reason, nev
ertheless, for a belief that no impor
tant moves will be made in this direc
tion at any earlj date.
Secretary Kelley of the ,m'w di:.p a
sary commission also refuses to be
interviewed.- He 'has b-sen in Coluim
bia. for some days. looking over the
ground, attending to clerical duties
and in general finding out for the
board just how the Sit:Otin siani'L.
He has had several talk.s with the at
There is a feeling around the State
house that the old State dispensary
has produced about all the sensation
it will yield and that :t will very
shortly be done with and forgot:ten.
Things are working -tronori of theiv
selves to a point where it will be said
of the whole unsavo' affir, "Let*
the dead past bury its dead."
"Prinze'ss Irene .Again Ailoat.
New York, April 9.--Bearing no vis
ible scatrs, except a sattered rudder
post, the North Germani Lloyd Lin'
Prinzess Irene slipped away from~ Fye
Island this afternoon as in meer
assehad comne in the fog ojf Thurs
(lay morning. After 83 hours of ba-~
prisonment in the sand off th Lois
Hill life-saving station, she i a-a
the "graveyard of the Athntic" ord
'was floated with the aid o' - is at.
3.05 p. mn. At 3.40 sha tern ai tow
Ifor Scotland Light, practie-ey ai th
entrance of New York heber':. 'own
chor for the night
STATE BOARD GIVES J E a5V Na.
Explains Opposition to Dispensary
Fund Act-Will Prepare
Columbia, April 8.-Following the
announcement today that, upon the
board's unanimous vote, Governor
Blease late last night vetoed the dis
pen$ry distribution act, the State
board of education, concluding its ses
sion here today issued, through Sup
erintendent Swearingen, a detailed
statement of the causes for the
board's vote, and an official outline of
other matters considered by the board.
The following is the statement of the
,board as to the dispensary distribu
tion (or the "Stevenson") adt:
"For the following reasons the State
board of education adopted a resolu
tion approving the action of the gov
ernor, in withholding his signature.
from the bill to distribute the dispen
sary money, and a committee consist
ing of three was appointed to drait a
substitute bill, which will be present
ed to the general assembly, at its next
session, with the request that it
be enacted. . 4
Reasons for Opposing.
"The board is of the opinion that
this money belonged to the common
schools, and will oppose any effort to
use it for any other purpose, and the
governor will strenuously oppose and,
if necessary, use the constitutional
power given him to prevent this
money from being used for any Oth
er purpose than for the tbeefit of
the common schools.
"In our opinion the act providing
for regulating the distribution of the
dispensary moneys paid into the State
treasury by the dispensary winding
up commission is defective in two im
"This act does not furnish the coun
ty boards of education any basis for
'apportioning,' among the schools of
the several counties, the amount to
be received from this fund. If the
county boards of education could be
given a free hand in 'apportioning'
this money to the. needy school. and
sChool districts of their respective
counties, such a c urse would meet
a long felt and presing need. In the
abence of this pr-ovision, however,
the word 'a,pportioning' s tiMe i the
bill requires the amount p'sid each
County to be distributed anidfig the
several distridts oni tAls bais of en
rolment, just as 6thei- reguiar school
funds are appe6'tioned and distrib1ted.
"Section No. 3 provides tiat the bal
ance on hand July 1, 1912, $100,000
shall 'be distributed on that day on
the basis of enrolment for the schol
astic year ending July 1, 1912. The
scholastic year ends June 30, hence,
the purpose of the bill may be clear,
the phraselogy is inaccurate.
"Furthermore, the enrolment for
the scholastic year 1912 can not be
ascertained on Ju-ly 1. .of that year.
ThesI figures are sup< a only from
the annual report3 of the conlty sup
erinedents of educatior, and these
reorts can not br compiled by or be
fore .Tuly 1 of any year.
"W believe that this entire fund
belongs to the free public schools.
Tese defects in the bill render its
execution difficult, if not impossible.
A contingent fund in the hands of
each county board of educatio-n, to be
usedi in their discretion fo +h.' lest
Iinterests of their schools, is highly de
srable. The framers of this bill de
ared. their intention of creating such
1a fund, but they failed to write this
itnftionl .inr the law. For th'e* :'ea
s.ns, we approve of the actioni of the
governor in withholding his signa
ture, and we would respectfully urge
him to ask the legislature to modify
the measure in these two important
Amount of Fund..
The amount available under the act
is not as large as was thought at first,
owing to independent appropriations
for. school purposes in the 1911 ses
"The Stare treasurer, upon the re
quest of the State board of education,
furnished the following statement of
dispensary funds now In his hands.
The balance April 8, was $32,660.35;
appropriations. 1911, high schools,
$60,000; extension public schools, $60,
00; public school bu'ildings, $20,0000;
total, $140,000, less amount paid this
year, .$4ti,95->. Balance on account of
apprriaion, 1911. $133,044.43; re
maining oaiauue, J1J,U.-.- --
money is deposited in banks at 4 per
cent interest compounded monthly.
The amount of interest received dur
ing March was $1,100."
RALIROAD TO SALUDA
TO BE OPENED JULY 4
Nation's Birthday Will be Double Hol
iday for People of That Town.
Saluda, April 8.-W. J. Montgom
ery, president; M. C. Woods, vice
president and treasurer; Dr. J. C.
Mace, secretary, and Mr. Boyd, man
ager of the Independent Construction
company, all of Marion, with' their
chief engineer, Mr Roberis, we-re .in
Saluda yester'l;.y looking over the
g-ound with a vie v of selecting a OIte
for a- depot, pass ager station :&:d
sidetracks for .he road being" bu!t
from Wards to this to ti . There are
three available sites, but nei selection.
was made, or if any coac'.usion was
reached no announcement :f it was
given out. It is said that about three
acres will be needed.
Mr. Montgomery stated that the
work of grading was progressing rap
jidly and crossties are now being dis
tri'buted along the line out fromf
Wards for some six miles. The work
ing camp has been moved over to the
Bell place, some five miles from Sa
luda, to which point the grading is
The 'building of the line from Wards
to Saluda has been making good prog
ress for the past -several weeks, and t.
It is authoritatively announced that
it is expected to run the first train
into Saluda on the Fourth of July, .
when all South Carolina will be ea
pected to be on hand and partake of
'the biggest barbecue dinner ever
heard of, and to join with th,e people
of the county in fitly celebrating the
greatest event in their history.
Mr. Montgomery and party return
ed to Marion this morning..
49 WIDOWS' 17 ORF0XS
Families Bereft of Heads by ThrOop
Mine Horror-All Bodie of yic
Scranton, Pa., April 8.-Seventy
dise is the revised total- of the toll of
&& ihe fire at 'the Pancoast CollierV
'in Thfody yestddA A eanvass of
the famnajids d( thd 66#?5d. whows
45 widows and 137 drp,hani.
tI is authoritatively stated tonight
that every corner of the workings
which a fleeing victim might have -
reached in his frenzq for pure air has
been searched, and that every body
has been removed. The last group of
dead, comprising seven men, was
brought up from the depths a little
before noon today.
As fast as the bodies were identified
they were tagged, and if relatives did
not come to claim -them fhey were
turned over to an undertaker to be
prepared for burial and taken home.
The undertakers fairly fought for the
bodies, believing that 'the company
would stand for a good round charge,
and scenes that were disgraceful re
suted. Police authorities ,had to in
terfere to preserve some aspect of
Crepe on Many Doors.
About every other house in the vil
lage of Throop, a typical mining set
tlement, had crepe on -the door, and
Iin some houses there ,are more than
one corpse. Funerals probably will
be held Monday. In the matter of
the nuumaber of victims , this is the
worst mine horror that has ever oc
curred in the Lackawanna Bailey re
gion, and the worst in the whole an
thracite coal fields since the Avondale
disaster of September 6, 1869, when
one hundred and ten men lost their
The twin shaft disaste~r of June 26,
1896, in Pittston, near here, claimed
51 victims. These men were entrap
ped by a cave-in whichthywr
working to preventby. tneercino
pillars., No one of tigeir bodies was
:ver recovered. Many explanations
are offered as to how the Pancast vic
tims came to their death, but none of
them is as yet generahy accepted.
The fire started yesterday morning
a litte after 9 o'clock. It is not known
but it is estimated, that it was well
aog~ towards 11 o'clock when the
danger to the men in the tunne w as