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VOLUME XLIX, INIMER 4. 'NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY. JUNE 2. 1911. TWICE A WEEK, 1. A YEAR.
Governor Is M
SHERIFF BUFORD HAS
WARRANT FOR FELDER
-GOVERNOR BROWN EXPECTED
BACK LATE THURSDAY.
-Not lnown Whether He Will Honor
Camps in Georgia Capitol.
Special to The Herald and News.
Atldnta, Ga., June 1.-,Governor
Brown is out of the city and will not
zeturn to the capitol until late this
Consequently Sheriff Buford,. who is
here with requisition papers for Thos.
B. Felder., has not yet been able to see
Win. B. Seabrook.
A dispatch from Marietta, Ga., states
That Mrs. J. H. Boston, Governor
Brown's aunt, died in Marietta late
Tuesday night, and it is supposed this
is the cause of Governor Brown's ab
sence from Atlanta. Of course Sheriff
Buford can not bring, Felder into
South Carolina%ithout having his re
-quisition papers honored by Governor
Acting under the resolution of the
.dispensary winding-up commission at
its meeting in Columbia on Monday,
-an account of which appeared in The
Herald and News of Tuesday morn
ing. Secretary B. Frank Kelley, of the
-commission, came to Newberry and
swore out a warrant against Thomas
B. Felder, of Atlanta, charging him
-with attempting to bribe a member of
the board of directors of the State
dispensary of South Carolina, and con
piracy to cheat and defraud the State
of South Carolina.
The warrant was issued by Magis
trate James C. Sample. and was placed
:in the hands of Sheriff M. M. Buford
Sheriff Buford went to Columbia on
'Tuesday afternoon and secured re
quisition -papers for Felder. He went
to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon,
reaching Atlanta Wednesday night.
Before sheriff Buford can arrest Fel
der in the State of Georgia and bring
K him to South Carolina, 'hes must have
the requisition papers issued by Gov
-ernor Blease honored by Governor
Bravrn, of Georgia.
Governor Brown was not in Atlanta!
~on Thurs%ay morning, and was not ex
* e ':ed to retun to Atlanta unLtil
Thursday afternoon. There had been'
no indication Thursday mornmgs as to
whether or not Governor Brown would
honor the requisition. It was stated
:in Columbia that if Governor Brown
should refuse to grant extradition
papers for Felder, that application
would be made to the incoming gover
nor, Hon. Hoke Smith, who succeeds
Governor Brown on July 1.
If the requisition papers should be
honored and Felder arrested, he would
be brought to Newberry for the ar
Tangemfent of bond.
Following is the warrant issued for'
* The Warrant.
The State of South Carolina,
.County of Newberry.
By J. C. Sample. magistrate in and'
-for the said county and the said State.
To any lawful constable:
Whereas, Complaint upon oath has
'been made by B. F. Kelley that at
Newberry, in the county and State
-aforesaid on or about the - day of
-October, 1905, one Thos. B. Felder
did offer to bribe one H. H. Evans, a
member of the board of directors of
the State dispensary of South Caro
~lina, and did then and there conspire
to cheat and defraud the state of
South. Carolina, and did offer or pro
mise to the said H. H. Evans certain
gifts or gratuities with intent to in
fluence his act, vote, opinion, decision
or judgment. on matters, questions,
causes and proceedings, which were
pending before him as a member of
-e board of directors of the State dis
sary of South Carolina contrary
statute in such cases made and
ed. and against the peace and
of the State.
you to apprehend the said defendan1
and bring -nim before me to be deal1
with according to law.
Given under my hand and seal thi
29th day of May, one thousand nin(
hundred and eleven.
J. C. Sample, (L. S.)
The State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
Personally appeared before me, J
C. Sample, a magistrate of the sai(
county and the said State, B. F. Kel
ley, who, being duly sworn, says tha
on infcrmation and belief, in the coun
ty and State aforesaid, on or abou
the - day of October, 1905, on'
Thos. B. Felder did unlawfully an<
willfully give, offer, or promise to ono
H. H. Evan 3, a State officer and
member of the board of directors o
the State dispensary, after his elec
tion certain gifts or gratuities with in
tent to influence his act, vote, opinion
decision or judgment on certain mat
ters, questions, causes or proceedings
which were pending before him an
which-were to be brought before hin
in his official capacity, and did thei
and there conspire to cheat and de
fraud the State of South Carolina ii
violation of the statutes of said Stat
in such cases made and provided, an<
against the peace and dignity of th4
State, and that H. H. Evans and oth
ers are material witnesses to prov
B. F. Kelley.
Sworn to before me this, the 29td
day of May, 1911.
J. C. Sample (Seal.
Magistrate for Newberry County, S. C
Endorsement on Back of Warrant.
Offense. Attempting to bribe a mem
bei of the board of directors of thi
State dispensary of S. C., and con
spiracy to cheat and defraud the Stat,
of South Carolina.
Date: May 29, 1911.
Officer: Sheriff M. M Buford.
Felder has been quoted in severa
newspapers since he learned of tha
issuance of the warrant, as _saying
that he is not afraid of the requisitio1
papers issued by Governor Blease
and that it is nothing but a politica
move on the part of Governor Bleass
and his friends. An Atlanta dispatcl
to the Augusda Chronicle quotes b.l'r
as saying that "Blease and his comn
mission are a set of cut-throats an<
assassins." In an interview in th<
Atlanta Journal Wednesday he charge:
that "Governor Blease, while Stati
senator, received $4,000 from one li
quor house for using 'his influence ij
its behalf, and that he received man:
other thousands from other liquo:
dealers." Felder is further quoted at
saying that "as soon as Blease's ten
of office as governor expires I expec
to place this evidence before a grant
fury in South Carolina and have 'hin
indicted." He is quoted as saying tha
one reason he didn't appear before th<
winding-up commission "was that th<
threat was made that if I ever. cam<
back to South Carolina I would be pu
out of the way." He says the comn
mission met "for the ostensible nea
son of beginning an investigation, bu
for the real reason o> whitewashini
Blease." He also pays his respects ti
Mr. H. H. Evans. He is quoted al
saying the issuance of the warran
was a "political bluff."
On Saturday, June 3, Mollohon wil
meet Clinton on the Mollohon dia
Real live batteries: Harper an<
Morse, Riddle and Campbell.
This is the first game that the Mol
lohon boys play this season. The:
have a strong team and a good gain
may be expected. Game calle<
promptly at 4 p. m.
A Big Bargain.
Rageland News and Scout.
William J. Bryan is offering hi;
papr, The Commoner," for the nex
two years for one dollar. That reache;
through the next campaign year. Ev
ery Democrat ought to invest one do]
lar that way. Mr. Bryan is without
doubt one of the best posted men i1
FIRE BADLY DAMAGES
HEAVY LOSS SUSTAINED ON TUES
Fire Department Did Fine Work in
Getting the Flames Under
Central Methodist church was bad
ly damaged by fire on Tuesday after
noon, the loss being estimated at from
$5,000 to $6,000, not including the new
pipe organ which was being installed,
the purchase price of which was $1,
500. There was $6,000 insurance on
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the church building, which will fully
cover the damage to the building.
There was no insurance, however, on
fixtures which were destroyed or dam
aged, such as pews and electric
chandelier. The pipe organ had not
yet been received and accepted by the
church, not having been completed.
The alarm was sounded at about
1.35 o'clock. The fire was first seen
by H..M. Barger, who was at work on
the second floor of The Herald and
News building, just across the street
from t#?e church. Smoke was at. that
ttne bulging from under the roof.
When James L. Aull, of the fire de
partment, and Ira M. Sligh reachied
Ithe church.' the door behind the pulpit
was- open and the pipe organ was. in
a blaze. The department responded
1promptly to the alarm and did some
fine work fighting the fire. It was nec
essary to carry the hose in the roof
and to cut into the roof and throw
1streams down into the church before
1the blaze could be controlled.
The pipe organ was a total loss. The
handsome ceiling was ruined, the fine
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
1Death of MWr. D. I. Shealy--Social Af
IProsperity, June 1.--Misses Agnes
tMetts, of Jacksonville, and Minnie
IHentz, of Pomaria, are the guests of
1Miss Julia Schumpert.,
Miss Jennie Lee Kinard, of Little
Mountain. is visiting Mrs. J. B. Hart
SMiss Mary- DeWalt Hunter left
Thursday for Clemson college, 'to
spend several weeks.
tProf. R. C. Hunter, who has been
teaching at Conway, is home for the
SMessrs. H. J. Rawl and T. B. Berley
spent Wednesday in Columbia.
Mr. J. B. Bedenbaugh attended
Lander college commencement this
week at Greenwood.
IDr. and Mrs. G. W. Harmon are
visiting in town.
Mrs. C. L. Lathan, of Little Moun
tain, is spending a few days with Mrs.
J. L. Wise.
-Dr. C. K. Wheeler has gone to Au
gusta, where he has accepted a posi
IMisses ..lla Kibler, of Newberry,
and Gladys Bloden, of Leesville, are
visiting Mrs. J. A. Simpson,
Mrs. J. Frank Browne will be hos
tess Friday afternoon 'at 5 o'clock at
which time the Sorosis will meet. The
program is as follows:
S"Poetry is the Overflowing of the
-Present day poets.
iReading-Mrs. C. 1M. Harmon.
Tnstrumental Solo--Miss Tanrf'ord.
memorial windows were broken and
most of theni ruined, the roof was
damaged and the understructure bad
ly burned, the pews were damaged,
and other- damage done by fire, water
Workmen of the Mohler company,
of Hagerstown, Md., which sold the
organ to the church, had been engaged
during the morning in building the in
strument, but had gone to dinner a
short time before the fire started. The
fire started at the organ, but exactly
how it started is not known.
Central Methodist church was erect
ed at a cost of from $12,000 to $15,
000, and is one of the handsomest
church edifices in this section of the
State. -It is a matter of congratula
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tion that the brick part of the struc
~ture -and the foundations were com
Arrangements will be made as soon
*s practicable for repairing the: dam
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A Card of Thanks.
In the nane df Central church I
wish to express our sincere thanks to
all who rendered us help and sym
pathy in our terrible disaster.
First of all we appreciate the
prompt and efficient work of the fire
department. We realize that, had it
not been fortheir efforts, the flames
would have quickly spread through
out the whole interior of the building.
We feel grateful to all who so kind
assisted in saving the furniture, and
equally so to the many who express
ed their sympathy in words.
To the other churches also we are
indebted for offering us the use or
their buildings while ours is being re
paired. \ Sincerely,
M. L. Banks.
IReading-Miss D. Bowers.
Vocal Quar'tet-Mesdames Wyche,
Quattlebaum, Morris and Groseclose.
ICurrent Events-Mrs. J. C. Schum
The U. D. C. will meet next Wednes
day afternon at 5 o'clock with 1\
Mrs. J. Frank Browne entertained
most pleasantly her music class of
39 pupils Wednesday afternoon, and
in 'the evening closing her class for
the summer with a grand concert.
Mr. D. I. Shealy died suddenly
Tuesday night of heart railure and
was buried ednesday afternoon at
Prosperity cemetery by his pastor,
Rev. E. W. Leslie. Mr. Shealy was
born March 26. 1846, and died May 30,
As a young man he served under
Co!. White, in Company F, -as artilery
man during the War -Between th1e
He served his church as elder for
IAll stores closed during the hour of
buiial in honor of him, he having
been prominently engage5l in business
here for many years.
He leaves a wife, and three sons, R.
E., F. H. and WV. C. Shealy, an aged
father an mother and four brothers,
be being the first of the -family to die.
Truly we can say one of Prosperity's
best citizens has passed away.
Attorneys for Dispensary Commission.
Holman & Holmnan, of whic'h firm
W. A. Holman resides in Charleston,
will be counsel for the new commis
sion, being so named on Monday. R.
C. Holm~an, of Barnwell, is the other
member of th'e firm.
IS NOW IN PROGRES'
GRADUATING EXERCISES IN TH]
OPERA HOUSE TONIGHT.
Joint Meeting Literary Societies an
Grammar School Commence
The annual commencement of th
ity schools, which commenced wi.t
the joint meeting of the literary sc
rieties in the high school building o
Wednesday evening, and will be con
cluded wit the regular high scho
commencement in the opera hout
this evening, brings to a closle a yes
of remarkable success in the 'histoi
of a school system which- is justly ti
pride of Newberry.
There is probablW no city of its sia
in the entire South that has a bhett
system .of schools than Newbelr:
There is an adequate .physical equl]
ment, which would do credit to
much larger city, and tahere is a hig
standard of work. The erection of ti
new high school building in Mfart
street and the purchase and equi)
met of the Pope graded school buil4
ing 'have more than doubled the ph:
sical plant of the schiools within tl
very recent past. For a number<
years the city was content to get a.lor
with only the Boundary street scho
building for white pupils, long afti
the growth of the city 'had made th
one buijlding inadequate to the nee
of the school system. Then came ti
awakening, and bonds were voted ft
additional equipment, and under tU
wise management of the board of tru:
tees the school system here has bee
made one of the most modern in tU
Superintendent Henry Lee Dean an
his able corps of principals and a
sistants have done fine work durn
the past year, and the character <
their work is creditably reflected i
the commencement which is now ol
The enrolment has been exceptiol
ally large. the attendance good, an
the general scholarship~ of the pupil
has reached a high degre of exce
The people of Newberry, Trustee
Klettner. Martin, McSwain, Wicke
and Davis; Superintendent Dean. Prir
cipal Werts, of the high school, Misse
Burton and Welch, principals, respe<
tively of the Pope and Boundar
street schools, and all the teachern
and the scholars are to be congrati
lated upon the whole session.
Joint Meeting of Literary Societies.
The commencement exercises oper
ed on Wednesday evening with th
joint meeting of the Waverly an
Athenaean literary societies, hel-d i
the ig-h school building. 'Ihe rai
during the afternoon and late evening
had cooled the atmosphere, adding to
the pleasure of the evening.
The following was- the attractive
program, which was well car-ried out.
all the numbers being well rendered-t ,
and the debate showing much study'r -
Invocation-Rev. J. E. James.
Duet, "La Baladine," Lysberg-Mar
garet Burton and Louise Jones.
e Declamation, "The High. Court of
3 Inquiry"-James Kinard.,
- Essay, "Character"-Nancy Werts
- Dulet, "Morris Dance," Atherton
ENRY LE DEAN
e Delamaion ' Hw i Hapene
r io SaahSime s andty MAnne.ber i
Re eclaation, "Hoiar PHappe"
P ayne. "olwteGem-sel
ReiainSl, "Frir Tbime"--Louie
Debate-Resolved: That the.country
is more capable of producing gret
men than the city is.
Affirmative: Rose Herbert, Lois
eHipp; negative: Frank WalliamsonF
d HON. OTTO KLBrTNER.
d hairman Board of Trustees.
(Judges leave to .make their deci.
S"Things Overheard in the High
s School"-Kate Neiel.
y Decision of judges
;, Marshals-Waverley: Brooks Den'
- nis, Leila Dennis; Athenaean: George
Wright, Eugene Summer.
Negatives Get Decision.
The judges, Dr. J. M. Kibler, Mr. R.
e M. Werts. and the Rev. 3. E. James,
d awarded the decision to the negatives,
(Cntinued o. 'Dage five)