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VOLUME XLIX, NUMBER 43. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY. MAY 30.,1911. TWICE A' WEEK, 1. A
Dispensary Winding- Up C(
Kelly to Swear Out Wal
Charging Him 14
-Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, May 29.-The dispensary
winding-up commission at its meeting
here today by resolution directed Sec
retary B. Frank Kelly to swear out
-in Newberry county a warrant charg
ing Thomas B. Felder with conspiracy
to defraud the State.
Felder failed to appear before the
ammission today in response to the
summons issued by the commission at
its last meeting requiring 'him to ap
pear and tell what he knew in con
nection with the old State dispensary,
-:and particularly what he knew of any
-connection of the governor of South
Carolina with the State dispensary.
Felder having issued in the public
prints a stathing denunciation of the
It will be recalled that Governor
Blease gave out for publication a let
ter which he stated was written by
Felder to H. H. Evans, of Newberry.
Felder then issued a statement de
nouncing the letter as a forgery and
stating that if Governor Blease did
FOURTEEN LEFT STATE
Columbia. May 28.-Fourteen pris
oners will leave the State penitentiary
Of the fourteen men to be released
'by order of Governor Blease twelve
are given their freedom upon the en
dorsement of the prison physician and
the captain of. .the guard a: tmt pe~n1
tentiary, following Gov'ernvr mea s
personal visit to the prison, where he
saw these prisoners' condition.
Accordig to the certinat.' ere'V
en of thie pa.roled prisoners are suffer
ing with chronic illness and one gets
is certificate becai, of advanced
Some of those who leave the prison
tomorrow will have to be carried from
the very door of their cells in the hos
pital building. One of the prisoners,
-an old negro, is blind; two others are
suffering from locomotor ataxia, which
disease renders them helpless; an
other fell from the third tier of the
cell building and had one side para
lyed; he glided on his cheek bone
-and was saved from death in the fall,
but has never been av..e <> use one
side since the morning the dropped
from the d,izzy height; two of the
prisoners that leave have tuberculosis
-of the stomaohi.
"Will IHenderson, colored, was con
victed at the November term, 1910, of
court for Ne.wb.erry county, of house
breakng and -larceny and sentenced
'o 18 months in the State peniten
A Bad Witness.
A small Scottish boy was summon
ed to give evidence against his fath
er, who was accused of making dis
turbances on the street. Said the
magistrate to him:
"Come, my wee mon, speak tha
-ruth and let us know all Ye ken about
"Wee!, sir," said the lad, "d'ye keni
"I do. laddie," replied his worship.
"Weel, ye gang along it, and turn
into the square, and cross the
"Yes, yes." said the -iudge encour
"And when ye gang across the
square ye 'turn to the r.ight, and up
into High street, an' keep on up High
street, till ye come to a pump.
"Quite right, my lad: proceed," said
is worship. "I know the old pump
"Weel." said the boy, with the most
infaIntile simplicity, "ye may gang an'
-~mt it for ve'!1 no PUmlP me."
inst Mr. Felder
mmission Directs -Secretary
Tant in Newberry County
rith Conspiracy to
not within thirty days sign the reso
lution providing for a commission to
investigate the old winding-up com
mission that he would write a book
telling what he knew on the gover
nor, and would mail it to every voter
in the State. Governor Blease did
not sign the resolution, but gave out
for publication another Felder letter
The present winding-up commission
requested Felder to appear before it
I and tell what he knew. The commis
sion then at its last meeting issued a
summons "requiring" Felder to -ap
pear before the commission today.
Nothing has been heard: of Felder's
book here, and he did not appear to
day. The commission could not of
course bring -him out of another State
into this State as a witness.
Where a warrant is swura ti
charging a person in another StAt3
with a crime committed in this State,
the accused can of course be brought
into the State if the governor of the
other State honors a requisition for
COL THOS. B. CREWS
GOES TO IS REVRD
NESTOR OF NEWSPAPER PROFES
SION OF THE STATE.
I Vast Concourse of Fr!ends Pay Trib
ute to Veteran Editor of Laur.
Laurens, May 28.-uol. Thomas B.
Crews, editor, former legislator, post
master and ex-Confederate soldier,
died shortly after 1 o'clock last night
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
John F. Bolt, after an illness of about
four weeks' duration.. rie suffered
from heart trouble, and as his illniess
progressed complicKtions- developed.
On Monday last he experienced a
change for the worse, and to friends
who called to see him and to mem
bers of his family he expressed the
opinion that he would not survive. At
the same time he expressed his abso
lute faith and hope of the future, say
ing that while his life had been far
from perfection be relied on the prom
ises of God and had accepted them.
Crowd Attends Funeral.
IAt 6 0-0 . ...acernoon service.
were held at the home of Mr. and
Jhn F. Bolt, the Rev. L. P. MeGee,
pastor of the First Methodist church,
of which the deceased had been a
member for more than a half century,
officiated, assisted 'by other ministers
Iof the city. At the City cemetery,
where -he was laid to rest beside the
graves of his wives, the last sad rites
were conducted by the Masons. A
tremendous throng were present to
pay tribute to his memory. Among
those from other points present in
cluded Senator B. R. Tillman, Gover
nor BIsease, Col. Wylie Jones ano.
James A. Hoyt, of Columbia; Col. E.
H. Aull, Col. Fred H. Dominick,
Messrs. Eugene S. Blease and Cannon
G. Blease, of Newberry. The active
pall-bearers were H. Terry, C.. M.
Babb, T. C. Switzer, 'Thomas Downey,
J. H. Peterson, Ossie Anderson, of
Laurens, and Jno. K. Aull and F. H.
Dominick, of Newberry.
Col. Crews was twice married, his
first marriage being to Miss Eugenia
E. Hance. October 21, 1856. Forty
four years ago Saturday she passed
away, leaving besides her husband,
three sons. William T., James T., and
Edgar H. Crews, and one daughter,
Miss Sallie, now the wife of John F.
Bolt, cl erk of the court of Laurers
conYOldest Newspaper Man.
Col. Crews was one of the oldest
if not the oldest newspaper editor and
pulse in South (arolina, havingt
since serving his apprentisship in the
office of the Messrs. Godman, puDlistn
ers and editors of the Laurens Her
ald, in 1848-50, continued h.s connec
tion in newspaper work continuously,
with the exception of the four years
given to the Southern Confederacy, up
to the time of his death. In the mean
time ha fBilled many places of honor
and trust, having served one term
in the State legtslature along in the
eighties, and afterward represented
Laurens aunty in the State senate
four years. In 1893 he was appoiint
ed postmaster at Laurens ty Presi
dent Clev-and, serving a te,m of rour
years in this capacity. At the time
of his death he was a member of the
board of trustees of the Old Soldiers'
Home, commander of Camp Garling
ton, U. C. V.. and memer of the State
executive committee from Laurens
county, a position he had the honor
of filling for a number of years. Poli
tically he was one of the leaders in
this county, Having during the Recon
struction Period devoted the best en
ergies of his paper to the cause of
redeeming the State from Radical
rule, thus arraying himself against
his brother, Joe Crews, and he per
sonally organized and assisted in
equipping the first Red Shirt com
pany in Laurens. In the recent era
of State reform Col. Crews was ac
tive in advocating and carrying to a
successful issue the political upheaval
of that day. He could 'have had most
any office in the gi.ft of the county or
State, for he was recognized as a
leader and his countrymen greatly
wished to do him honor, but ne ne
clined and lent himself to advancing
the cause of reform and the fortunes
Sketch of His L:re.
Thomas Bissell Crews was a son of
Thomas and Mary Crews, ana was
born at Rutherfordton, N. C., June Y,
1832, and therefore, lacked only ten
days of completing his 79th year. He
came to this town when a boy' of 18,
having attended the school of his
home town, when not at work in his
father's wagon and buggy shops. He
entered the office of the Messrs. God
man, then proprietors and editors of
the Laurens Herald, completing his
apprentisship two years later. Later
he worked on the Family Friend, a
newspaper published in Columbia. af'
terward going to Atlanta, where he
was employed as a printer on the In
telligencer, afterward the Atlanta
Constitution. Returning to Columb-ia
he worked as a State printer for some
time, and then came back to Laurens.
to work on the Herald. Just before
the war he accepted the position or
foreman of the Banner, at Abbevile.
When the War Between the Sections
broke out he enlisted with Company
A, 1st South Carolina cavalry, Hamp
ton's brigade, Army oi Nortnern Vir
ginia. He succeeded to the first lieu
tenancy of his command, and fre
quently led his company as captain
upon the commander of the company
shot out and for other causes. He
was engaged in many of the import
ant battles, but escaped without re
ceiving a single wound.
At the close of the ~war Col. Criews
returned to Laurens and with a local
company he purchased tromn tne
estate of James Hollingsworth 'hte
Laurensville Herald, which he- pub
lished, being aissisted in the editorial
work on the paper by Col. B. W. Ball
and Capt. Homer McGowan, both of
whom have passed a w y. sau~r cOl.
John W. Ferguson was associated
with him as -editorial writer. In 1872
Col. Crews 'became chief editor and
proprietor, and thus continued his re
lation to the paper up to .tne present
While living in Atlanta, Mr. Crews
joined an expedition and proceeded to
Cuba to assist Lopez and other revolu
~tionists in the revolt against Spanish
rule on the Island. He was a mem
ber of the second expedition, and
while all the men in his expedition
were captured, they did not suffer
the fate of Lopez and his men, for he
with the rest of the crewr, were parol
ed later and allowed to return home.
In 1870 Col. Crews was married the
second time to Miss Celia Ball,ew,
whose death occurred a few years ago.
No children were born to this union.
Honored and Esteemed.
Col. Crews was a charter member
of the State Press association and for
seven years served as president of
the society. He took great interest
init affais and wa frequeitly call
DYSON SCHOOL CLOSES.
Successful Year Conies to Close
Creditable Exercises-Picnic and
Under the management of Miss
Maude Lee Lancaster, of Newberry,
as teacher, the Dyson school, just
across the Newberry line, in Green
wood county, had a most successful
year, and the interest of the teacher
in her school and of the pupils in their
work was reflected in the closing ex
ercises held at the school house on
Fridhy night. An attractive program
had been arranged, and all the schol
ars acquitted themselves most credi
The Dyson school was established
at its present location some 35 years
ago, when a building was erected on
Mr. J. Luther Aull's land. Some few
years ago Mr. Aull sold the land on
which the building stands to t,e
school district. The first teacher was
George D. Haltiwanger, a graduate of
Newberry college, and a man of fine
ability a:ad of exceptional talents.
Among those who have since taught
the school is Dr. W. G. Houseal, of
Newberry, whose first work following
his graduation from Newberry college
was the teaching of this school for a
term of ten months.
The trustees of the school now are:
Messrs. Arthur D. Timmerman, Geo.
W. Reid and A. C. SlIgh. Trney met
on Saturday and reelected Miss Lan
caster for another year.
The exercises on Friday evening
were opened with prayed by the Rev.
Mr Dibble, of Ninety Six, who an
noiyiced the numbers on the program,
and whd presented the prizes which
had been offered by Miss Lancaster.
Luther Backman Aull, Jr., won the
prize which had been offered for the
'highest average; Henry Crouch, the
prize for excellence in attendance,
3nd Birdie Boulware the prize for the
greaest numbei of head marks in
spelliig and the best Christmas com
The fr;llowing program was carried
Welcome address-Luther Bachman
"Ugliest of Seven" (a play)-Annie
Belle Sligh, Birdie Boulware, Estelle
King, Sarah Glasgow, Ruth Boulware,
Luther Bachman Aull, William Glas
gow, Sallie King, Helen Bishop, Susie
Vines, Annie .Mae Butler, Claude
"A Wish"-Henry Crouch.
"A Story"-Marie Bishiop.
Doll's Drill-Fuddie Williamson,
Eunice Bishop, Helen Bishop, Julia
Timmerman, Sarah Sligh, Jennie Kate
Wilson, Marie Bishop, Susan Reames,
Lillie Fair Sligh.
"Her Reply"-Julia Timmerman.
Song, "Much Obliged 'to You"
"One Sumnmer"-Ella Belle Bishop,
Floral Drill-Ruth Boulware. Annie
Belle Slig'h, Sara Glasgow, Mattie
Lee Reames, Birdie Boulware, Annie
Mae Butler, Estelle King, Sallie King.
"Sore Off"-Beatrice McClure.
"IRock of Ages" (tableau) -Birdie
Boulware, Sara Sligh, Jennie K. Wil
"Red Riding Hood"-Fuddie Wilson.
"Little Dorothy's Soliloquy"-Eu
"Old Maid's Association"-Sara
lasgow, president; Birdie Boulware,
secretary; Robert Boulware, profes
sor; Annie Belle Sligh, Ruth Boul
ware, Annie Mae Butler. Eunice Bish
op, Helen Bishop. E umter Day. Sallie
ed upon to contribute papers at the
annual meetings; in later years these
contributions being especially valued
for their reminiscent interest and
worth. In 1901 Editor Crews wrote a
series of articles on 'his recollections
of Laurens fifty years ago, and pub
i:ished them in his paper.
In the death of this aged citizen,
widely known throughout the State,
Laurens county loses a prominent
figure, who has been identified with
the county's affairs for more than
half a century. and he will be missed
in a field politically unique, 4ia Dy
all the old soldiers who held him in
:he highest esteem and love, and by
all his countrymen who honored him
~or his courageous and outspoken
~stand in behalf of the people's in'
ests, whether on the popular side of
the issue or not. throughout a career
devoted to newspape'r work in rhe
Clemson is Hei
Not a S
United States Supreme Cour
By Supreme Codrt of
that Clemson, Beit
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, May 29.-The Federal
supreme coure, in a decision handed
down today, upsets en'iiely the doc
trine announed by the supreme court
of South Carolina that Clemson is a
State institution, and therefore can
not be sued.
The decision of the United States
court reverses the decision of the
South Carolina court in the case of
Hopkins vs. Clemson college. Dr.
Hopkins sued Clemson college for $8,
000 damages alleged to have Leen
done to his lands on Seneca river by
dykes which the college constructed.
King, Estelle King, Mattie Lee Reames,
Sash Drill-Led by Fuddie William
son and Luther Bachman Aull, with
the following participating: James
Hagood, Lillie Fair Sligh, Sara Sligh,
James Butler, Eakin Wilson, Susan
Reames. Chevais Sligh, .Jennie Kate
Wilson, Marie Bishop, Henry Crouch.
"May Queen"-Helen Bishop.
"Orrah*wanna"-Ruth Boulware. -
"Mammy's Way"-Ruth Boulware,
"Girl's Essay on Boys"-Jennie
Negro Choir-Broaddus -Day, lead
er; J. D. Timmerman, father; James
T. Boulware, mother; William Glas
gow. Sara Glasgow. Ruth Boulware,
Birdie Boulware, Annie Belle Sligh,
Ohevais Sligh, Lillie Fair Sligh, For
ence Williamson, Fuddie Williamson,
Dudley Wilson, Julia Timmerman, Lu
ther Bachman Aull, Mattie Lee Ream
es, Susie Vines, Sumter Day, Annie
Excellent music was furnished by
Miss Esther Boulware, pianist, andx
Messrs. A. D. and J. D. Timmerman,
The piano which was used was fur
nished by Holland Bros., Greenwood.
There was a large crowd in attend-'
ance, and the occagion was thioroughi
On Saturday there was a picnic and
barbecue dinner on the school
grounds. The ladies of the commu
nity are adepts in the fine art of pre
paring picnic abaskets, and the hash
was prepared by that veteran 'cueist,
A. C. Sligh, whose ability in this line
is well known in Newberry county,
where he lived up until a few years
The Dyson Section.
The Dyson section of 'Greenwood
county includes some sof the best
farming lands in this section o.f the,
State. The crops are of course suf
fering from the long drought, there
having been no rain since before the
middle of April. Those who planted
deep and early have good stands, but
crops not so planted are not yet up.
It is believed, however, that with good
rains now the crops will come up
in good shape.
There are many attractive homes
in this community, and the people are
generally prosperous. There has been
a rapid advance in the price of lands
during the past few years. Land thac'
in the recent past was bought as low;
as $5 and $6 an acre can not 'be bought
now for twenty-five dollars an acre,
and there are many tracts that will
command fancy prices.
One ot the most valuable assets of
the community is its exceptionla
A rural route starting at Dyson a.nd
going down into Saluda county was
estaftihed several years ago. and
the people have their mail delivered
daily at their -doors. The mail rider
is Mr. L. B. Aull. Recently a tele-1
phone line has been built rur.ninlg
'from the stationl at Dyson to- Ninety
Sx. where the long distance lines are
appd nhoe nn .the new line are
d to Be
f Upsets Decision Announce
South' Carolina Holding
ig State Institution
The late Judge James Aldrich held
that Clemson college, being a State
institution and the trustees being req
resentatives of the State, that Clemsone
could not be sued under the dotrine
that a sovereign State can not be
sued without permission from the leg
islature to bring suit. The deeree of
Judge Aldrich was affirmed by the
State supreme court. It is this de
cision of the State supreme coart
that the Federal court reverses in the,
decision handed down today.
This is a complete knock-out for
the contention that Clemson Is a
Messrs. Kelter Glasgow, A. C. Sligh,
Henry Williamson, Geo. W. Reid, W.
W. Holt, Norris, L. B. Aull and 3. L.
Laments the Sad and Sudden Death
of one of His Hens-Wants Shoot.
lug Ordinance Enforced.
Editor The Herald and News: The
writer would like to know why it is
that the ordinance against the shoot
ing of a fire arm within the city lim
its, is not enforced. It should either
be enforoed or repealed. He' for one
would have no kick coming if the
boys would confine themselves to the
shooting of the abominable, and pesti
ferous English sparrows, inasmuch as
they would not only aid in getting rid .,
of a nuisance, but would be a good
training in markmanship,.. for, as
"Teddy" says, "its the man behind
the gun" that protects the flag, and"
the little Jap is a good "shooter," but
this is: digression.
. Your scribe had a trio of very fine
buff orpingtons, both hens laying
every iday, and one of these young}
"men behind the guns". grew tired ofE
shooting at such small game as spar
rows, and tried his hand at one of
the orpingtons and with deadly effect.
She is now sleeping in the "cold, cold, '
ground." "Requiescat in pace."
Lost in the Lake.
Our British cousins have been ac- -
cused of being devoid of humor for
so long that the following yarn is told
to remove the imputation in a mess
ure. Not so. very long ago an Eng
lishman, just across, visited Sand- '
point, one of the large lumbering
towns in the NortThwest. Practically:
the entire town and country are
owned by the Humbird Lumber com'
*nny. Thc Englishman was talkem
out into the great pine forests where
immense white pines tower ou eIdry
"To whom does this forest belong?"
"To the Humbird Lumberco
pany," was the answer.
He was shoywn through thelrg
lumber plant and informea that it be
longed to the Humbirds. The fine
bank building. the great department
store, rows upon rows of dwelling
houses, all belonging to the same cor
As a crowning treati'he was taken
for a spin around Lalke Pend d'Oreille'
in a swift launch. Upon their return.
while standing upon the dock, he ask
"May I ask who owns this lake"
"Oh, it belongs to God."
"Aw, really is that so? Now, would
you mind telling me how be managed~
to get it away from Mr. Humbird?"
The Angler-Is this public water
The Native-Oh, aye!
The Angler-Then it won't be a
crime to land a fish?
The Native-No; it 'ud be a bloom