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VOLUM XLX, NUMER 8. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CABOLINA, TUESDAY, NAY 9,1911.
PROMISES TO RESIGN
WHEN THERE IS PEACE
DIAZ COMPLIES WITH DEMAND OF
Desires to Serve His Nation-Will Re
tire When Country is Once More
Mexico City, May 7.-Gen. Porfirio
Diaz tonight issued a manifesto to the
people of Mexico declaring his inten
tion to resign the presidency as soon
as peace-is restored. In this manner
the president 'has virtually acceded to
the demands of Francisco I. Madero
that he make annouancement of such
As to when peace is actually re
stored, Gen. Diaz reserves the right to
be.judge. In the words of the mani
festo, it will be "when this conscience
tells him he will not leave his country
The president declared that his de
termination not to relinquish the
presidency at this time was not due to
vanity or love of power because, as
he pointed out, power at this time
had no attraction, accompanied, as it
is, by tremendous reisponsibility and
worry. He said he was prompted
solely by S desire to conserve the
best interests of his country.
Won't Quit Under Fire.
President Diaz made it clear that
he does not propose to abandon the
presidency while his country is at
war and that .he would not do so at
any time under compulsion.
President Diaz's manifesto will be
made public tomorrow morning, b
it will not be sent officially to Judg.
Carabajal for formal transmission to
Dr. Vasquez Gomez. The promise of
the president is made to the people of
Mexico and its receipt by the revo
lutionists will be incidental.
That it will be sent to them imme
diately, however, by private indivi
duals and that it will be -regarded as
entirely satisfactory by them is taken
It was at a cabinet meeting this
afternoon that Gen. Diaz announced to
his ministers 'his decision. For two
:hours and a half .theyr discussed the
terms of .the *manifesto and at the con
elusion of the meleting :there remain
ed nothing to do but to secure its of
Touches Revolution Lightly.
Only in a general way does the
manifesto refer to the revolution. The
governmetat's position is that Gen.
Diaz could not have made a public
statement at an earlier moment. It
is i-ndicated that ~the revolutionis~ts
failed to obsar?e the amenities of the
peace negotiations by making them
public. Officially it was :stated to
night that Madero and his advisers
were guilty of betrayin.g an agree
ment by injecting .into the conference
either 'secretly or opP.liy 'the question
cf' the president's resignation. it was
declared th.at it had been agreed to
... onfidence that this point should
not be permitted to become an issue.
.Promising the declaration 'or his
willingness to retire. the president
discussed the politicald conadition of
the country and the efforts that have
~been made by 'the government -to es
tab lish peace. He called attention to
the progress already made in the di
rection of adopting the anti-reelec
tion law and declared that the reform
of the electoral laws and of the judi
ciray was being studied.
Will Obey Public.
He showed further that the govern
mnent in all its acts wished to con
form to the demand of the public in
so far as it is wise and for the best
interests of the country.
Events leading to the beginining of
negotiations for peace were taken up
and it was indicated that it was the~
disposition to take into consideration
those propositions which the revolu
m'oiss had to make.
Rtegarding the point upon which
the rupture of regotiatoins occurred
' w manifesto dechtred that (comfpli
onc.e with the demand for D)iaz's resd
igna tion eould nloth b p ntC.rt:aied for
the reason that bis n'imediate rsg
iatifon wonid precipitate a condition
* anarch.v :hrouighout the c*ountry,
wvhile, on the other hand. if his retire
nc~t was fixed for a futuzre (lat'.e I
zovernmnent would1( ntit have' suiffic'ient
Vhi to msure rh'o r<ur o en
mal conditions pending the selection
of a new executive.
Calls for Harmony.
In concluding Gen. Diaz appealed
to the patriotism of the people, call
ing upon them to act together for the
peace and progress of the nation, and
eulogized the army.
At no place in the manifesto is
there made mention of a new election.
According to the constitution resig
nation is equivalent to death so far
as it affects the succession. The vice
president would assume the executive
chair, and he in turn would be fol
lowed by the minister of foreign af
fairs. In this case the vice president
is seriously sick and is in Europe on
an eight months' leave -of absence in
an endeavor to regain his health.
Should Vice President Corral not be
back in the country at the time the
president leaves his post, the new in
cumbent would be Senor de la Barra,
the choice of the rebels themselves
for provisional president. What course
affairs would take once the vice presi
dent or the minister was in power re
main to be seen.
PREFERS DEATH TO SURRENDER.
Refuses to Follow Example of Pal
and Give Up After Killing Iowa
Jefferson, Iowa, May 7.-Marshal
Busby, of Paton, Iowa, and a bank
robber were killed and a highwayman
seriously injured in a clash between
sheriq's posse and the *.andits early
this morning, -at a school house two
miles from Paton. .
I This morning at 4 o'clock the high
waymen blew a safe in the postoffice
at Paton, taking several hundred
dollars in stamps and money. Busby,
with a posse, started in pursuit of the
robbers. The posse came upon a
school house near Paton. The mar
shal went to the door, and upon open
ing it was shot dead. One of the rob
bers dragged the body into the school
house. Then a fusillade of shots was
begun between the robbers and the
Shielded by Marshal's Body.
The body of Busby was propped up
in the window as a blind, from behind
whic~h the robbers fired on the posse.
By this time another posse arrived,
The combined posses then pou,red a
fusillade iunto the windows and doors
of .the school house. Finally, one of
the robbers staggered through the
front doorway badly wounded, saying:
"Boys, I surrender, but my pal is go
ing to fight till you get him."
Shot. Through the Heart.
The lone bandit was ,given a chance
to surrender, but he refused. The fight
was renewe<d. All the time -the dead
marshal's body was hung up against;
the window and the robber was firing
from behind it. .The fusillade lasted
for 30 minutes. 'Finally the posse s.aw
the robber stagger and Busby's body
fell from the windew. A rush was
made for the door. The robber was
found dead, with a bullet through his
The wounded robber refuses to give
his nans. His leg is shattered and
will have to be amputated.
3EW POLITICAL ERA,
SAYS WOODROW WILSON
Present Conditions Promise Much
For Welfare of American Na
Kansas City, May 5.---Gov. Woodrow
Wilson, in a speech before the K"ife
and Fork Club tonight declared that a
new political era, promisbig muich for
the welfare of the nation, is now up-'
on .the people. The movement is one
of the reforms desired, markd by a
process of resto.raition rather than of
a revolution, he said.
P>oth g1'at political parties were
reresnted in reforming present con
ditions, he said. The Democratic par-,
ty was not so closely allied with the
react ioniary forces, "t:hse interests," as
was the Republican party, said the
governor, and, ther fore. the Demnocra t
ic party was better table to rende~r ser
vice to the p)eople in the process of
The' gover.nor's presence added inter
':sr to the occasion. State executives
wver:e presnt. Gov. Wilson's speech
ionight was the first, to be delivered
during his Western tour. He speni a
bus day a t.hr guest of local civic
ARE MAKING READY
FOR NEWSPAPER MEN
Interesting Papers Will be Presented
at Annual Gathering of Press
The plans for the entertainment of
the newspaper workers of the State in
Columbia on May 31, June 1 and 2
are being perfected, and the South
Carolina Press association will- be
given a most cordi4,i reception in the
It is requested that all who con
template attending the meeting of the
association write President Kohn so
that reservations may be made at the
Colonia. This is very importan:t. As
has been announced, the editors will
make the trip to New York following
the meeting in Columbia. Over 125
reservation~s have been taken.
Among the subjects to be discussed
at the meeting are:
"Newspaper English"-W. H. Wal
lace, Newberry Observer.
"Newspaper Contests"-W. W.
Smoak, Walterboro Press and Stan
"The Responsibility of a Paper for
Communications"-T. R. Coker, Jr.,
"Are the Rights of the Press- and
the Public Adequately protected by
the Libel Laws of South Carolina?"
-H. L. Watson, Greenwood Index.
"Under What Conditions Can a
Daily be Started in a Small Town?'
-Hartwell M. Ayer, Florence Times.
"The Typograph and the Simplex'
-R. L. Berry, Orangeburg. News.
"The Junior Linotype"-W. F. Cald
well, Chester Lantern.
"The Editor's Duty in 'Political Cam
paigns"-J. Frank Fooshe, Winnsborc
News and Herald.
"Men Who Have Made Newspaper
History in South Carolina"-Robeyrl
Lathan, the News and Courier, Char
"The Cost Sheet in a Jbb Office"
C. C. Muller, the State, Columbia.
The address of Gov. Woodrow Wil
son to the members of the association
and their friends will be deliverec at
the opera house, Friday, June 2, 1911.
A AEWBER OF EARLE'S
BATTERY IS NO MORE
After Several Months of I Health,
Mr. N. P. Whitmire Died at His
Home Near Greenville.
Greenville News, 6th.
The death of Mr. N. P. Whitmire
yesterday morni.ng was recieived with
the -deepest sorrow by the many
-friends of this veteran. He had been
in poor health for several months and
the ond' was not unexpected. His
pass'ing is mourned by 'many who
knew and loved him.
Mr. Whitmire 'was 70 years of age
and had lived in Greenville since be
fore the civil war. He left one son,
Mr. L. A. Whitmire, of this city. He
was for a number of years a magis
trate in Greenville and he had many
friends here who will grieve to hear
of his death.
Nathan P. Whitmiire was born in
Newberry cournty, South Carolina,
September 14, 1841. His parents
moved to Greenvilsle, S. C., in 1852,
and spoon after this he became a stu
dent of Furinan University, grad'uat
ing from tihat institu,tion with the
class of 1861. He entered the Con
lederate 'army with Hol-tzelaw's airtil
lery; was afterward transferred to
Earle's Battery, in which he served as
ordnance officer until the close of the
war. He married Miss A. Clayton
Reeder,of Newberry, S. C. For the'
past twenty years 'he has been 'an hon
ored citize'n of Greenville, serving the
city as magistrate for a number of
years. Mr. Whitmire was a member
of Pendleton Street Baptist church.
He is survived ,by his wife, Mrs. A. C.
Whitmire, one son, L. A. Whitmire, a
brother, Win. H. 'Whitmire, .all of this
place; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Hal.
ris, of Lignum, Va.
N~ews for Mfother.
A series of revival services was be
ing held in a Western city, and pla
cards giving notice of the services
were posted in conspicuous places.
One day the ;following notice was
posted: "Hell: Its Location an Ab
solute Certainty. Thomas .Jones. bari
tone soijst, will sing 'Tell Mother li'll'
GRIMSLEY HELD FOR MURDER
Inquest Over Remains of Mrs. Be:
singer and Walter. Sandifer.
Columbia, May 7.-The Coroner
jury fastened the blame upon Erne
Grimsley for the killing -yesterday
Walter Sandifer and Mrs. Cora Be
singer, at the inquest held this afte
noon. The solicitor of this circu
was present and it is- stated that a
indictment will be handed out at tl
term of court, commencing tomorro,
The story of the double killing, i
told a;t the inquest, was not differei
in important details from the story a
ready ;;>rinted. It appears from tl
testimony at the inquest that Grim
ley was not drunk. It was stated I
two witnesses that he had taken
drink or so, but no testimony as to h
being drunk was established.
Frank M. High, a Confederate ve
eran, was the principal witness. I
substance he stated that he steppx
into the Bessinger restaurant and w
talking to the man behind the cou
ter, who was the young man Sandife
when Grimsley came in and commen4
ed firing. This time Sandifer was shc
and as Mrs. Bessinger stepped ini
the room, from the other room, 61
too, was shot 'by Grimsley. It we
brought out that Grimsley -bad boug]
cartridges a short while before' ti
The only possible motive for tl
crime, as brought out, was.the arg1
ment earlier yesterday over the boi
of soup. Grimsley wanted to get tv
rolls of bread with -his bowl of sou
and upon being refused, 'he was angr
Ernest Grimsley is a young ma
probably about 22 or 23 years of ag
He w.s until very recently employi
as a chaingang gua.rd. Walter Sand
fer was also a young man. Mrs. Be
singer was the wife of the proprieti
of the Acme restaurant, where U
killing occurred. Feeling again
Grimsley is high in all parts of- tl
A large crowd attended the coroi
er's inquest, held this afternoon. TI
verdict of the jury was that Mrs. Be
si.niger and Sandifer came to the
death by gunshot wounds at the han(
of E%nest Grimsley. It is stated th
Grimaley's defence may be insanity.
Let the Good Work Proceed.
The State board of health has wr4
ten to the local board of health at
the city physician asking that the
arge all the people in this city to mal
free use of lime and disinfectants c
their premises. Limue is especial1
recommended as it is as good a nmtl
odl of killinig germs as is k:nown. Yc
may thLink that you~r premises are fre
of all germs but .there may be anothf
thought coming to you. But a barr<
of !ime today and use it freely a
over' the premises and especially I
out buildings. This will undoubted]
r,ave some family from sickness thj
Method In His Madness.
W. P. Gasque and Tomie Rabo1
two fishermen of the Cool Sprin
section, went down to Hughes's Land
itg on a fishing -trip recently an
were attacked by a man, who the
supposed to be crazy. He was wel
armed with a pistol and breach-load
:.ig gun. After having caught an
cooked fish for thir supper, he step
r ed up and began \to talk. They ask~
ed him where he was from. and h
said he was from Darlington, an
then namel several ot.he:r placE
which .he claimed to be fromn. iIe tool
t.he fish, which they had caught an
cooked, and ate them himself an
then commanded .the fishermien to
some sp.li:ters to prepare a light t,
go digaing in sha'ilow wat'er. The
were off and; instead of gettinig th<
splinters, 'hooked up their mule an<
drove very rapidly to Jordanville
where they camped out for the night
Our sympathy is with the fishermen
who had .to give up their fish afte:
catching and cooking themi for thei:
Stout Party-and can't I get to X
Porter-Well, there's the coal train
Stout Party-How much will it cos
s. Hold Meeting-Reports From Three
Submitted-Others to Report
3t The board of road inspectors met
yf in the supervisor's office on Saturday.
3- Mr. J. W. Epting, of No. 5 township,
r- is chairman and Mr. T. J. Wilson, of
it No. 10, is secretary. The following
n were present: W. H. Wendt, of No. 2
te township; J. C. Abrams, of No. 4; J.)
. W. Epting, of No. 5; G. L. Clamp, of
Ls No. 6; J. F. Stevens, of No. 8; T. J.
it Wilson, of No. 10.
I- The following were absent: S. P.
e McCrackin. of 'No. 1; H. S. Graham
- of No. 3; H. T. Fellers, of No. 7;
IT Willie Sheppard, of No. 9,, and W. F.
a Suber, of No. 11.
Only three of the inspectors sub
mitted reports, Mr. J. C. Abrams, from
No. 4; Mr. G. L. Clamp, of No. 6, and
Mr. T. J. Wilson, from No. 10.
Mr. Wilson, the secretary, was au
thorized by the board to state that all
r, reports will be handed in this week
and .will be published. It was decid
t, ed to have a call mepAing of the board
o the latter part of JUly.
Le . The following are the reports sub
s mitted on -Saturday:
It As directed by law I have finished
Le inspecting the public highways of my
.respective township. I find the prin
Le cipal part of the road in fair condi
i- tion which is due to the unusual dry
rl weather in -the spring. The order from
o1 the supervisor to the overseers to
p, put at least three days work on their
y. sections of road by the 15th, -instant,
a, has been so far ignored. The bridges
e. are all in very good condition. The
d road crossing the swamp below the
i- Epps' mill is being injured very much!
3- by the overflow of a branch which I
yr have already reported to the super
Le visor and I feel sure that he will at
st tend to this matter at an early date.
e There are one or two other small sec
tions that will hardly beai' inspec
. tion, but I will wait on them until my
Le next report.
S- Respectfully submitted,
ir T. J. Wilson.
is The Supervisor of Newberry County.
it Dear Sir: Beg leave to submit to
you my report of the condition of the
roads and bridges in No. 6 township.
The road leading from the Dr. Thos.
t- Boozer place by Bush river church on
d to the Laurens line is in good condi
ytion. The road leading -from William
:e Smith's by Tom Workman's .into the
h Ninety Six road has a hill near Mr.
y Tom Work~man's in bad condition and
ineeds the county chaingang to work
ujit. The road leading from . Henry
e IDorroh's to T. J. Davenport's has a
rnarrow rocky place that should be
1l blas-ted out to make road wider. The
i Belfast road is in very good condition.
SThe road :leading from the Lewie
y place to Long Bridge is good except
: at place near the old He-ndrix place
needs widening. The creek swamp on
the west side should be ditched and
the hill worked to A. L. Longshore's1
.mail box. The road from Wash
1 Floyd's place to Sin'gley's mill needs
g' widening in a great many place. 'All
e the other roads in the township are1
d in very good condition; much better
Y than we usually find .them. Almost
Iall the bridges in the township need)
- some work on them and I woul-d ree
.I omnmend that the supervisor instruct
j all overseers to fix th'em at once; al
- so have the overseers to work the
e roads and keep them in good condi
tion. In the road leading -from the
old JTesse Senn place to Trinity
church, there is a bad hole right in
front of the negro. church that ought
to be fixed at once.
G. L. Clamp,
I have inspected the roads of No.4
township and found the roads north
of indian' creek in bad condition.
South of Indian creek they are .fairly
good. I find the little bridges across
the drains in bad condition. Also the!
flooring over steel bridge over Dun
can creek in bad condition and needsJ
to be fi':ed right away. I find some
roads that very little work has been
9done on them la.sr year. In some see
tions, there ha'e been no overseers
appointed, and I would recommend i
that the matter be attended to so that 3
roads in this section could 'be put ini
proper conclition. I would a.lso call
n,-ou -,imntion the had condition. of:
THE LIST STILL OPEN.
Come Along and Take Your Subscrip.
tion to the Purk-Now Is
The subscriptions to the park for
Newberry continue to come in, and,
while none of them are large, in the
aggregate we can make up the amount
if we can secura enough small ones.
We would prefer to have the amount
made up of small subscriptions rath
er than in one or two large ones. This
is to be the people's park, and if ev
erybody is interested, of course, It
follows that everybody will take more
pride in keeping 'the park up to the
We already -have a sufficlent amount
subscribed to assure the park, and to
begin operations. Of course, we
would prefer to have a little more, but
it is the hope of those who are in
terested in this movement to organ
ize the Park association, and to begin
,aying out the grounds in the very
near future. Let everybody who is
interested come along now and get in
on the. ground floor and help to pusdh
the enterprise along.
The following is the list of sub
scriptions to date:
J. A. Burton.. ..............600 -
W. H. Hunt.... .........100
H. L. Parr... ... ... . .. .... 100
M. L. Spearman.... ..... ...... 100
B. C. Matthews. ............100
I. H. Hunt... ... ... ... .....100
0. B. Mayer.... .... ........00
J. H. West... ... ... ... ... ...100 x
E. L. Bailes.... .... ..... 10
G. F. Wearn... ............10
W. B. Wallace... ... . ........10
W. E. Pelham........ .... ....25
J. W. Chapman... ... ... .....10
J. E. Norwood.... .... .... ..
I. L. Blaustein... ...1.........
L. W. Floyd... ... ... ... .....25
Thos. P. Johnson. ...1.........
P. E. Scott... ..............300
W. A. McSwain..............
R. M. Werts.... .... .... .. 50
J. N. McCaughrin... ... ... ....50
W. G. Houseal... ... ... ... ...50
T. C. Pool.... .... .. ...... .. 50
Arthur Kibler... ............20
C. J. Purcell.... .... .... .....50
W. G. Mayes... ... ... ... ....3
Van Smith... ...... ... .... ...
0. Ki'ettner... .... .... ... ..
Mrs. E. M. Evans... ... ... 1...-'
R. M. Lominack.... .... .... 10
Pope L. Buford.... .... ......
T. W. Smith... ... ... ... .....0
T. M. Rogers... ... ... ... ...1
E. T~. Carison...... .... .... ..1
H. D. Havird... ... ... ... ....1
E. Y. Morris. ..... ....... ....1
J. Claude Dominick.... .... ...1
A. J Boers Jr..........100
J. M Wad.............10
H. S Chaman...........10
W. S Lanford...........10
F. N Marin.............10
~. F Wriht.............50
El. . Den............. 10
A.ncersn lc. o...........10
: . isop...........10
~'rak P Deore..........10
. A. Powers,J..... ...........10
R. G. Stuk... ... ... ..... ....10
J. H. Wansr............... ..1
)r. SE.pia.. .... ......2
W~rC.. aror..... ...... 10
Eugene Smplease...... ...... 10
R. C. Bomieto.... ... ... ......1
Fr. . Martini.......... ...50
Ta.B.un..... .... .... ....$2,85
Gieo Big Comer.. ...e cree ...t ..
Dr.dD. HC.ib l... ....a... ..er
J.M.Dais ..e . J.. ... A.....