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THAT WARE SHOALS STORY.
Columbia Correspondent Replies to
Criticism and Insinuations mau
Gives Authority for Article.
o the editor of The News and
rier: The News and Courier has
n assailed by some of the news
pers of the State for the printing
a news item sent by me from Co
mbia, to the effect that the mill help
Ware Shoals would not work in
mill on the day Governor Blease
ke at a picnic given at Ware
oals. The news item appeared in
e News and Courier on May 18.
here has appeared a card in the!
-press from a minor official of the mill,
to the effect that the mill had volun
tarily posted a notice that it would
close down on May 18.
On the same day that this card ap
peared, the State, which is the local
morning newspaper in Columbia,
printed an editorial, in which an ef
Iort was made to discredit the News
and Courier correspondent in connec
tion with the Ware Shoals article.
The editorial had a decided political
tinge, insinuating that the news item
was printed for political purposes,
the intimation gathered by a few people
'here who read the editorial being that
the State sought to show that the
item came out of the governor's of
nice or from some close political friend
given designedly. This the News and
Courier has already iitorially de
'The News and Courier correspon
,dent had not intended to publicly no
-tice the editorial in the State, but
-more recently certain reputable news
papers of the State, including the An
derson Mail, taking the State's edi
. torial apparently at face value, with
out inquiring into the facts of the
-case, have denominated the story as
r to the Ware Shoals incident sent from
here as a "fake" or, in other cases,
'words to that effect.
It is, therefore, not in reply to the
jw -Columbia State's question as to the
source of the News and Courier cor
respondent's information, (already
answered editorially by the News and
-Courier), but in justice to the News
and Courier itself, that we have deem
ed it best to give to 'the public the fol
lowing letter, addressed today to tha
-manager of the News and Courier's
"Columbia, S. C., May 25, 1911.~
"Mr. August Kohn, Columbia S. C.
-Dear Sir: Noting the controversy ii
the nIewspaper's concerning the news
item n,ublished in yyur paper on May
18, will say that I am the party who
gave Mr. Green the news tip on this
"Mr. B. D. Riegel, who ml met in
the sleeping car with Mr. Williams,
his Southern representative, coming
from Greenville to Columbia, told me
that some of his employees at Ware
~Shoals had told the management that
Sif the mill ran on the Tharsday fol
oIwing that the help, or employees,
~would not report for work; that they
intended to go to the picnic and hear
'Governor Blease. The next day I was
in my office with Mr. Green and told
'him of this conversation. Hence his
article in the News and CourIer.
"If there is any misrepresentation
~ of facts it was not by Mr. Green, and
'not by myself. There was no reason,
zas far as I know, why Mr. Riegel1
~should have made the statement to
'me that the help intended to reraain
out of the~ mill whether the mill was
going, to run or not. I know nothing
:about any posting of notices, and simn
ply repeated a conversation witl Mr.
~ Riel to Mr. Green.
"y reason for making a statement
:in the question is that it seems that1
Tir. Green has been charged with hay
fig faked a news story.
"Yours very truly,
"(Signed) B. F. Taylor."
Mr. Riegel is the treasurer of the
'Ware Shoals Manufacturing comn
It is hardly necet sary that I should
Sadd who Mr. B. F. Taylor is. For the'
'bene~fit of those, however, who do not
"know him I will say that he is the~
-president of the Inter-State Cotton
SSeed Crushers' association; secretary
-and:treasurer of the South Carolina
Cotton Seed Crushers association;*
"vice president of the American Press
Cloth company; secretary and gener
adLmanager of the Taylor Manufactur-:
ing company, and is interested in oth
er industries in Columbia. He . is
known by the people of South Caro
In addition to the letter directed
to the manager of the Columbia bu
reau of the News and Courier. thero
:s in my possession a letter directed
to me. giving practically the samE
statemen~ft as to the incident. This
letter I have had since May 22.
The following editorial appeared
yesterday afternoon in the Daily Rec
ord, Columbia's afternoon paper. ed
it:ed by James A. Hoyt:
"The Anderson Daily Mail denomi
nates as 'fake journalism' the story:
published in some of the South Caro
liina papers that the employees of the:
Ware Shoals Mill had demanded a
holiday on the occasion of Governor
Blease's speech at that place and the
Orangeburg Times and Democrat re
fers to the story as a 'lie out of the
whole cloth.' Other papers have had
similar comments. It will be well to
proceed a little more cautiously in
the matter of denouncing a story pub
lished in a reputable newspaper, writ
ten by a reputable newspaper man,
whose chief asset in his profession is
his reputation for truth and veracity.
"As for the Daily Record, this news
paper has no interest in the matter.
The story was not published in this
paper. But we are free to say that
we have since read a letter written by
one of the most reliable and most
prominent business men of Columbia,
confirming the 'tip' which he gave to
the reporter who wrote the story.
This gentleman was the reporter's au
thority for the story, and the gentle
man himself received his information
personally from an oricial who was
assuredly authorized to speak for the
Ware Shoals Mill company. The story
did not emanate from the governor
nor any of his friends."
The News and Courier correspon
dent was not concerned at all with
the possible effect of the story sent
out from here. It was recognized to
be a news item. That it Is probaDly
not to the best interests of the Ware
Shoals Manufacturing company for it
to be known that the men asked the
management to let them off and then
stated, according to the News and
Courier correspondent's information
that they would take the holiday any
way, can be understood at a glance.
That it hurt some people to know tnat
the mill men were so anxious to hear
Governor Blease was anotner matter,
W..o which this corr upo-*-ndt was
not con: riied.
Newspaper men, other than those
who are. biased, will understand the
situation, that a'correspondent Is only
to guard the sources or inrormarnon
without regard to editorial policy. If
the paper he represents does not wish
to publish an article he writes, the
correspondent's responsibility as to
the matter ceases. The sooner the pub
lic learns the distinction between tne
editorial and the news columns, the
sooner will the work of the higher
newspapers be generally understood.
So that in the Ware Shoals matter,
this correspondent was solely inter-1
ested in the item frown a news stand
point. He was not surprised that cer
tain papers~ tried to make political!
capital of the incident, but surely
public will now see through the mat
ter. The letter of Mr. Taylor quoted
above certainly nails the efforts of
critics to discredit the article itself.
The News and Courier correspon
dlent is not especially mnterested in the
actual situation at Ware Shoals, as to
what the men did, or did not, at the
time Governor Blease was to speak
I would suggest, however, that some
very interesting reading could beha
if statements were secured from at
least one or two men who were in at
tendance. Having been upheld by the
tatement of Mr. Taylor quoting the
treasurer of the mill, the News and
Courier correspondent does not desire
to go any further into the matter.
I am informed (in Writing) that one
of the editorial writers of the Colum
bia State was in possession of the
name of the gentleman who ga ve me
the Ware Shoals information, shortly
after the State's editorial appeared,I
but up to this time the State has not
seen fit to make any amends for its
Leon M. Green,
Columbia Correspondent The News
Columbia, S. C., May 25, 1911.
$50.000 TO"CONTERSE COLLEGE.
General Education Board Disburses
Large Sum-Other Awards.
New York, May 25.--The general
education board met today and award
ed $634.000 to white and colored col
leges and (chools and for other edu
cational purposes. Conditional ap
propriations were made to these col-!
leges: Converse college, Spartanburg,
S. C., $50,000; Drury college, Spring-i
field, Mo., $75,000; Franklins college,
Franklin, Ind., $75.000; Franklin and
iarshall college. Lancaster, Pa., $50,
000; Huron college. Huron, S. D.,
$100,000, and Pensylvanian college.
Gettysburg. Pa., $50.000.
The general education board is en-*
dowed for $32.000.000 by John D.
Rockefeller and today's meeting was'
the first of the current year. Condi
tional gifts are applied to endowment
only, that is, the general board agrees
to give a certain amount provided the
beneficiaries raise a greater amount.
Converse college must raise $100,000:
to make today's award by the board*
What Struck Him.
"MJr. Jinks. wasn't that collar your
wife got a V-shaped one?"
"I don't know about the collar, but1
it's price was2-Baltimore American.
Use Nothing But High
a - es. "
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The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the county
court house on Friday, July 7, at 9
a. m. Applicants must be not less
than fifteen years of age. When schol
arships are vacant after July 7 they
willI be awarded to those making the.
highest p and t this examination,
provided they meet the conditions
overning the award. Applicants for
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such taxes that they can save cost by'
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once. M. Mw. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County. de
Sheriff's Officc, May 25, 1911. pe
COLLEGE OF CHAELESTON. Gil
127th Tear begins September 29. Ju
Entrance exan:.inations at all the off
county seats on Friday, July 7, at 9 be:
a. m. aft
The college is well endowed, enab- est
ling it to maintai n the highest stand
It offers complete 4-year courses In
Ancient and Modern Languages,;
Mathematics, History. Economics,
Science and Engineering-.t
Courses for B. A., B. S., and B. S. ge
degree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each :
county of South Carolina. Vacant an
Boyce scholarships, giving $100 a year co
and free tuition, open to competitivere
examination in September. "
Expenses reasonable. Terms and wr
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'Will offer special bar
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reduced in price inc
shapes just received.
feathers, etc., is up to
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tealing-the sting from burns or
ils-thie pain from sores of all
sd-tile distress from boils or
Le. "It robe cuts, corns, bruises,
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ays, "as a healing remnedy its
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NOTICE TO OVERSEERS.
Il overseers of public ros1s are j
rby notified and ordered to work
- respective sections at least three -
yby May 15, 1911.
L. I. FEAGLE,
OICE OF FINAL SETTLEIIENT.
otice is hereby given that I will
Lk a final settlement of the estate
ewton R. Lester, deceased, on the
hday of May, 1911, at 11 o'clock
., in the office of the probate
e for Newberry county, and im
ately thereafter apply for a dis
ge as administratriX of said
IDA B. LESTER,
inistratix of the personal estate
ewton R. Lester, deceased. * * * * * *
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