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VOLUME XIX. NUEIR 4 NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, 3AY 19. 1911.
__OL_IEIXLIX, NUMBER 40.I
CLIMAX REACHED IN PHASE OF
Commission Adopts Resolution "Re
quiring" Atlanta Lawyer's At
tendance 'ay 20.
Columbia, May 17.-The climax in
the disptnsary situation was reached
this afternoon, when the new commis
sion called upon Thos. B. Felder. the
Atlanta attorney, to appear here on
May 29 and show "any connection or
any dealings in person or as agent for,
others that the Hon. Cole L. Blease
may have had with the State dispen
sary directors or any other person or
persons connected with the institu
tion." The resolution also calls up
on Col. Felder to tell of all he knows
of dispensary matters.
This is the call of the commission to
Col. Felder to come forward and
"write his book."
At the meeting on May 29, Attorney
General Lyon and other counsel con
nected with the dispensary will be
asked to attend. The Scruggs matter
be taken up also at that time, as
will the question of employment of
Felder's Presence -Required."
In the resolutions adopted -this af
ternc-on tbe word "require(.' is used, in
connection with Col. Felder's appear
ance here on that date. Heretofore
the I'7tters to Col. Felder hyve "asked"
that he attend.
The following is the resolution:
"Be it resolved, That this commis
sion meet on the 29th day of May. A.
D. 11,11. and that Thomas B. Felder,
of the firm of Anderson, Felder. Roi
tree & Wilson. be required to appear
before said commission on that date.
and furnis'h them with all information
in his possession or in the possession
of his firm. in connection with all mat
ters and affairs of any and all claims
due or owing to or by the State of
South Carolina from and to any and
all person or persons, in obedience to
the contract made with the late mem
bers of this commission in writing by
the said Anderson, Felder, Rountree &
As to Governor.
"Riesolved second, That the said
Thomras B. Felder, at the same time be
'requi-red to furnish all information in
'his -possession in regard to any mat
ter or 'matters connected with the said
State dispensary against any officer
of sa.id institution or of this State, and
particularly the governor of this State,
the Hon.. Cole L. Blease. in accordance
-with his communications hereto
-fore made, either in person or through
the press of this State. and that he
also furnis.h any informatioan that t^
has in hi's possession, showing any
connection or any dealings in person
as agent for others that the said Hon.
-Cole L. Blease may have had with the
*State dispensary directors or any oth
er person or persons connected with
"Resolved third, That a copy of
these resolutions be transmitted by
registered letter through the United
States mail to the said Anderson, Fel
der, Rountree & Wilson. and a copy
individually to Thomas B. Feider, of
Blease is Pleased.
Governor Blease, when asked to
night about -the announcements of the
-dispensary comA:-ssion, said: "I feel
garticularly gratified at the resoiution
w ~5ith regard to Felder. I hope th'it
the commission will insist upon Feld
er's coming here ai:1 showin; his
hand. If he does not do so, then the
c:ommissionl and others will know, as
I know, that he has 'absolutely nothi
ing on me. And if he does come T
k-now that I have not done anything
wrong. nor had any connection withi
the dispensary. and I am not afraid
"For this reason I am pleasedl that
the comnassion has by resolation re
cuired Mr. Felder to attend and testi
fy. In other words. I want him to
come forward with his book."
About the Richland Distillery and
the Carolina Glass company resoiu
tion-s, Governor Please had no otner
comment to make than that "The Ic
cisions of the commission a:a safis
upon the merits of the Glass cjirL'.a!1Y
Felder Can Not be Vorced.
There is no doubt that Col. Felder
can not be made to appear before the
commission, but if he does nrt one
under the resolution passed today by
the commission. this will, accordiIg to
general opinion, be a final admission
that he .has nothing to offer in ina ira
ture of an exposition of the gov,-rror
of this State. to which Col. reldFr re
ferred so strenuously in cards to a
few newspapers recently.
Lyon Requested to Proceed.
Columbia. May 17.-The dispensary
commission this afternoon requested
Attorney General Lyon, in a formal
resolution. to proceed with the case
against the Richland Distilling com
pany. the concern that the old com
mission said was indebted to the State
in the sum of $672,801.37.
The Richland Distilling company's
property here was , seized several
months ago by order of the, commis
sion following a decree obtained from
the courts. T-he_ property here is es
timated as being worth about $30.000.
Glass Company's Claim Denied.
Columbia, May 17.-"We therefore
deny the application of the Carolina
Glass company and dismiss the pro
ceeding," concludes the dispensary
commission in its ruling this after
noon in the petition of the Glass com
pany for a refund of $21,905.76 taken
over by the old commission from the
several county dispensaries, and in
refusing also the petition for a rehear
The commission does not decPde the
merits of the Glass company's claim.
The sugg,.stion is made the company
seek relief from the legislature. It is
Drobable that in its formal report to
the general assembly the commission
will recommend that the legislature
DIAZ WILL RESIGN BEFORE JUNE.
Xe-:Ican Rebels at Last Gain Their
Contentions-Five Days' Armis
Mexico City, May 17.-President
Diaz and Vice President Corrall will
resign before Ju.ne 1.
Minister of Foreign Relations De
La Barra will become president ad
Francisco L. Mad.eiro, the revolution
ary leader, will be called to the City
of Mexico to act as De La Barra's
chief adviser and as the greatest -guar
antee possible that every pledge made
by the government will be carried
As viewed by the public, it will be
virtually a joint presidency, pending
the calling of a new presidential elec-!
The cabinet will be reorganized.
The minister of war will be named by
De L.a Barra. The foreign office will
be in charge of a sub-secretary named
by De La Barra. Other caDinet meml
ers will be chosen by*De La BarraI
and Madero, acting jointly.I
A new election will be called within
a .few months.
Political amnesty will be extended
to the chamber of deputies.
Complete Victory for Rebels.
These are the conditions upon which
President Diaz will compromise. Vir
tually they are admitted in high quar
ters~ .o be a complete surrender to the
GIFT TO WINTHROP
Peabody Committee to Urge $90,000
Donation-Fund to Be Dis
Greenville. May 17.--On returning
this morning from New York city,
where he attended a meeting of a
committee of the Peabody educational
toard., 'e-Got M1. F. Ansel annouuncea
that the committee had agreed upon
a plan to be submitted to the full
bord"~ at th November meeting, look
ing to the final distribution of the~
funds ogthe board, and that tnla com
mittee will recommend a do:?atio.n of
$90,000 to Winthrop college at Rock
Hill, the amount to 'be used in ti
e~rec'tion of buildings on the cinmpus3
of 11i institun I on. No annourcemtUit
was made by Mr. Ansel as to thet
::rmVunt re cou mended for other St ).
es but it is understood that $aM6'~
Fine Program For
Gala Week Here
Upon the neat and attractive invitations for Chautauqua and
Home-Coming week, which have been issued by the chamber of
cemmerce, the following official program is ann,6unced:
Monday, June 19th, 1911.
10.30 a. m.-Lecture by Capt. R. P. Hobson. Subject "America's
4 p. m.-Base Ball.
8.30 p. m.-Entertainment by Prof. Chas. M. Newcomb. "An
Tuesday, June 20th.
10.30 a.. m.-Grand Concert by Alkahest Band and Orchestra and
5 p. m.-Firemen's Parade and Contest.
8.30 p. m.-Readings. illustrated with cartoons, by Miss Bargelt.
Wednesday, June 21st.
10.30 a. m.-Lecture by Hon. William Jennings Bryan. Subject:
"The Prince of Peace."
5 p. m.-"Home Coming" reception.
8.30 p. m.-Entertainment by Tom Corwine.
Thursday, June 22nd.
10.30 a. m.-Con.cert by Dekoven Male Quartet and Alkahest Or
chestra. Reading by C. A. Foote.
5 p. m.-Automobile Parade.
8.30 p. m.-Entertainment by Gilbert A. Eldredge, Impersonator
Friday. June 23rd.
10.30 a. m.-Lecture by Henry Clark. Subject: "Play Ball."
5 p. m.-Merchants Parade and Trades Display.
8.30 p. m.-"An Evening of Magic and Mystery," by Lorenzo Dana
Walden & Co., the wizards and entertainers.
Entertainment Committee-I. H. Hunt, Chairman; E. H. Aull, G.
B Cromer, J. M. Davis, J. C. Goggans, Jr., J. M. Kinard, 0. B. Mayer,
W. J. Rountree, C. F. Summer. C. D. Weeks, J. H1. Wc$t, R. H. Wright.
Prof. Henry Lee Dean is president of the Chautauqua association,
and a ileading spirit in the movement for the great gala week. Prof.
Dean is devoting himself unselfishly to this work for the good of
Newberry and her people, and he and the other officers and members
of the association ought to have the hearty sympathy and the active
co-operation of every citizen of Newberry. Prof. Dean is peculiarly
qualified for a work of this kind, and he has the geassistance of
an enthusiastic and hard-working secretary in Mr. John Henry Bax
ter. The treasurer of the association is Mr. John B. Mayes, who is
also president of the chamber of commerce, and who in both ca.pa
cities is giving himself heartily and zealously to the work.
Mr. I. H. Hunt, former president of the chamber of commerce, is
chairman' of the entertainment committee of the chamber of comn
n:erce, which has in charge th.e work which' is being done by the
chamber of commerce to supplement the Chautauqua attractions and
to emphasize the home coming features of the week, and to enter
tain the crowds which are expected to be in Newberry. Mr. Hunt
has had a great deal of eiperience in this line of work, and his com
mittee will put forth every effort in their power for the success of
Chairman Hunt makes the following announcement in regard to
Invitations to "Home Coming Week" Free.
The" chamber of commerce has issued neat and attractive invita
tion's for "Home Coming Week, and "Chautauqua Week," June 1.8 to
24, inclusive. It is desired that all persons who have ever lived in
Newberry county, or whose ancestors lived here, will "come home"
-during that week. Invitations, including *savelopes, will be fur
nished free to those who wish to send them to relatives and friends.
Those who wish such invitations can get them by calling on John
B. Mayes, president. Frank P. DeVore, secretary, or the chairman
cf the entertainment committee.
I. H. Hunt, Chairman Entertainment Committee.
President John B. Mayes, of the chamber of conmmerce, is working
hard for the success of Chautauqua and Home-C"oming week, and
he is a good worker. He makes the following request of the peo
ple of Newberry and of city council:
"The chamber of commerce would urge upon all the property
holders of Newberry to make their premises as attractive as pos
sible for Chautauqua and Home-Comning Week, in order that the
whole city may present the most favorable appearance possible to
the hundreds of visitors who are expected, and requests city council
to lend its aid in this important matter.
"John B. Mayes,
"President Chamber of Commerce."
Tickets on Sale.
Chautauqua tickets will be on on sale this morning at Mayes'
LHook Store, Gilder & Weeks' drug store, Mayes' drug store, and by
any member of the Chautauqua association.
] EXTRA SCHOOL TAX VOTEDL..
For Prosperity School, 43 to 15-Rural
Letter Carriers Meet in Prosper
ity May 30-Other Matters.
Prosperity. May 18.-The school
election for an extra two-mill tax re
sulted 43 to 15 in favor of the tax.
The County Rural Letter Carrier's
association will meet here on may 30.
at whicb. time a barb(cue will be fur
nished bv Merchant & Nichols.
Mrs. C. G. Barrier 'as returned to
Litt%, Mountain after a visit to Mrs.
W. W. Wheeler.
Mr. S. D. Duncan, of Greenwood,
spent Monday -in town.
IMiss Elizabeth Hawkins, who has
been teac'hin-g at Silverstreet, has clos
.ed her school and is at home for the
Mr. anl Mrs. L. T. Brown, of Salis
bury, N. C., are visiting the latter's
sister, Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
Miss Rosabelle Harmon, who has
been teaching in the Hampton graded
school. arrived 'home Wednesday for
Mrs. C. M. Harmon has gone to
Barnwell to attend the funeral of Lit
tle Eliz: beth Calhoun. th% infant of
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Calhoun.
Mr. A. B. Wise is. spending a few
days in Charleston.
Miss .Tilia Schumpert is visiting in
Prof. .T. E. Hunter. of Clemson col
- lege, spent the week-end with Dr. G.
Prof. A. F. Pugh, principal of Pine
Wood hiTh school, in Sumter county,
is home for -the summer.
Messrs. J. S. Schumpert and F. Bolt
attendedC the. Furniture Dealer's as
sociation in Columbia this week.
Dr. C. K. Wheeler. of Atlanta, is
spendinz a few weeks at home.
Mrs. M. C. Morris and Marion are
'siting :-latives in Lykeland.
The Lit:-rary Sorosis meets this af
ternoon with Miss Gertrude Bobb. The
following is the program:
"We've scrubb'd the negroes till we've
nearly killed 'em,
And finding that we can not wash
I We mean to gild 'em."-Thos. Hood.
The Negro in Polities--Mrs. Wheel
Booker Washington's theories-Mr's.
J. C. Schumpert.
Curren.t Events-Miss Bobb.
The annual election of officers of!
the Commercial league was held Tues
day afternoon as follows: Dr. Geo. Y.
Hunter, president; Mr. W. W. Wheeler,
first vice president; Mr. J. L. Wise,
second vice president; R. C. Counts,
,secretary; Mr. J. C. Schumpert,'tr'eas
urer. After the business was finished
refreshmenlts were served.
"Old Folks Day" Program.
Sunday. May 28, 1911.
V oluntary-"Along the River of
Song, "There is a Fountain Filled
Reading Scripture and Prayer-Pas
tor E. W. Leslie.
Welcome Song-By little girls.
Welcome Address-Dr. P. D. Simp
Song. "Nearer My God to Thee."
Song, "Battle Hymn.".
Address-Rev. J. Austin, Leesville.
Song, "How Firm a Foundation."
Son.g, "God Be With You 'Till We
Dinner will be served cn the church
lawn to which everybody will be invit
"Fall of Troy" Special Feature at The
The "Fall of Troy," claimed, con
sidered and guaranteed to be the
greatest of all moving pictures. will
be seen as a special added attraction
at th.e Astor theatre on Tuesday. May
These are the famous pictures
which are creating such a sensation
throughout the entire country at the
present time, and were secured by the
Astor theatre at a very large expense.
No pictures have ever captured so
much n.ewspaper' commenlt as these
~magnificent reproductions of the Tro
jan war. and it is said that over $40.
000 was expended in producing the
Iseveral hundred awe inspiring scenes
to be witnessed (luring t'h-> exhibition
,o ae. which lasts almost one hour.
STATE SUPREME COURT
COURT SUSTAINS FINDINGS OF
Union Farmer Must in Ten Days Be.
gin Serving Life Sentence for
Murder of His Wife.
Columbia, May 17.-W. T. Jones,
the Union county farmer, whose peti
tion for executive clemency was tu-rn
ed down a -few days ago by Governor
'Blease. has lost his appeal to the su
An opinion was handed down 'this
afternoon, being written by Acting
Associate Justice Robert Aldrich, in
wh*ich the appeal of Jones is dismiss
This means that unless there is an)
appeal to the United States supreme
court, (which could only come with
some Federal question,) or some un
foreseen circumstances, Jones must
come to Columbia in ten days and
commence the serving of a life sen
Jones was tried at the February
term of court, 1908, upon an indict
ment, charging him with the murder
of his wife, Marian E. Jones, oy ad
ministering or causing to be admin
istered to her strychnine. Upon his
trial he was convicted of murder, with
recommendation to mercy, and he was
sentenced by Judge Memminger to life
A motion for a new trTat was made
before Judge Memminger, and by, him
was refused. An appeal from the cir
cuit court to the supremnv court was
made, and the supreme court affirmed
the lower court A petition for a -re
v:s rad- and was turned
down by the supreme court. There
upon the execution of the judgment of
the circuit court was stay'd by an or
der of Judge R. C. Watts, pending a
motion for a new trial upon the
ground of after-discovered evidence.
This mction was heard at the sam'3
mer term of the court of general ses
sions for Union county, before Judge
Gruber, .(special judge,) who, after a
full hearing, refused the motion. This
appeal, refused Wednesday, comes up
on the order of J.udge Gruber.
Marriages and Other Social and Per.
sonal Iesof Varied In
Slighs, May 18.-Mr. Jno. N. Feagle
has moved back on his old place, about
one mile from where he lived when
his house was destroyed by fire..
Mr's. E. L. Sease and little daughter,
Elizabeth. report a good time in Due
West, where they went to witness the
marria.ge of Mrs. Sease's brother, to
Miss Eunice Muse. Miss Muse taught
the Wheela.nd school the last session.
The dry weather has caused many
wells to be without water.
Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Kiber and baby
made a short .visit to the former's sis
ter, Mrs. A. A. Sinigley, Sabbath after
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Blease and Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie Ful.mer visited in the
Excelsior section Sabibath day guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Jas Sease.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. I. Sease visited
their daughter, Mrs. Jake Hawkins,
Mr. Abner Frick and Miss Agnes
Riddle were married last Sunday af
ternoon at the Piney Woods parsonl
age by Rev. E. J. Sox.
Mr. S.. C. Matthews is nraying anoth
er well punched, making the third one
and still no water.
Mr. M. L. Wheeler made a flying
trip to Columbia yesterday.
Mr. Robert Doud lost a fine milk
cow one day last week. In crossing a
dtch it fell in and had its neck broken.
The grain, ike everything els'e, is
needing rain. The cotton is not up.
The farmers are at a loss to know
what to do.
Miss Elizab'eth Sease is spending
this week in Prosperity with her cous
in. Miss Caro Wyche.
Speaking of the near-rain-it has
been looking like it was near for
everal days-one man says he has
et .nfidenr-e in it.