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VOLUXE XLIX, MEIBER SO. KEWBEBJIT, SOUTH CAROLIYA. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1911. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEARS
CITADEL NOT TO GO
HOPES CO)MANDANT COMPLIES,
Also Denies Columbia Company Per
mission to Attend Atlanta Cele
While Governor Blease was in New
berry Monday the correspondent of
the Columbia Record and representa
tive of The Herald and News read to
-him, at the request of the Columbia
'Record, an Associated Press dispatch
from Charleston in regard to a letter
from Governor Blease to Superintend
ent 0. J. Bond, of the Citadel, at Char
leston, as to a corps of cadets attend
ing the celebra\ion of the Governor's
Guards in Atlanta, and Governor
Blease was asked for a statement in
regard to the matter, which he readi
The Associated Press dispatch from
Charleston was as follows: ,
"Because Governor Blease was not
invited to the Governor's Guards cele
-"bration in Atlanta, and because the
corps of Citadel cadets belonging to
the State Military college had accept
ed an invitation to attend, the gov
ernor has 'threatened to remove Col..
0. J. Bond, superintendent, unless the
Jacceptance is withdrawn. It appears
that, owing to a question of finances,
the board of visitors had already de
-cided not to send th .corps. Superin
tendent Bond admitted the receipt of a
letter from Governor Blease, but de
-clined to divulge its contents or to
discuss the miatter at all. No official
statement is to be had bereVs
When the dispatch was read to Gov
ernor 'Blease he said that the corre
spondence bet"ween ,himself and Col.
Bond was an official paper, and at the
proper time, if necessary, it would be
made public. ..He said he did request
-Col. Bond in said communication not
-to allow the Citadel cadets to attend
the- celebration, and that he hoped that
-Col: Bond would comply with his re
-quett, and thereby save any unpleas
antness. He said 'he had also refused
the Gov'ernor's Guards, of Columbia,
permission to attend, and that, of
. course under the military laws they
-could not go without permission of the
.commander-in-chief. He said a few
1eople and a number of newspapers
made a great hurrah over the state
nment that he had not been invited
because of the Felder incident, the
'ewspapers afterwards explaining,
bowever, that none of the Southern
* governors had been invited, and that
it was not intended as a personal af
front to the South Carolina governor.
He said, however, in view of the mat
ter taking the shape that it did, that1
be has taken the .action above stated'
in regard to the Citadel cadets, and
the Columbia company, and that no
gilitary company will attend from
South Carolina with the permission of
The governor was asked if he had~
:any statement to make in connection
with the race for governor. He stated
that if he was living he would be in~
-in the race for re-election upon his
record, regardless of who else or how,
miany might run. He said the field
-was open, and as the boys used to say,'
when they were in washing, "the wat
er is fine," and 'he could only add,
"come in, boys." "The office belongs
to the people," he said, "and it is for
them to say who they want to be
governor." He said he felt that it'
was a high honor to be voted for by
the people, and he did not feel that he
-was conferring any honor upon the
people to allow them to cast their
votes for him.
CALL TO THE FARMERS.
Uited Action Urged In Sustaintng
Determination to Hold Cotton
Tote for Fair Price.
ToteFarmers of Newberry Coun
ty: The Farmers' union has fixed the
price of cotton at 14 cents per pound;
the cotton congress at 15 cents. The
Statte meeting has endorsed the action
of the Montgomery meeting.
At the meeting in Columbia the
bankers, merchants and 'business men
of the stA promised to do all they
cotton; and at the Newberry meeting
last Monday the bankers of Newberry
seemed to have no doubt that they
could finance the crop of this coun
ty. There'ore it is up to the farmers
to do their par', and I, as president of
the Farmers' union and the Cottoi
congress of Newberry county, call
upon every far-ner who raises cotton
to hold every c-,, if it is possible to
make satisfactory arrangements with
I hope the farmers will give the
above their most serious thought, be
cause if we lose this fight it means a
great deal more than the loss of this
crop; it means that we need not try to
fix a price on our cotton any more.
Let all the farmers stand firm, with
the etermination to know no failure.
Remember, "United we stand; divided
There will be a committee of three
appointed in each township to see
every farmer, to find out whether he
will hold his cotton, or any part of it.
R. T. C. Hunter,
President of Farmers' Union a4d Cot
ton Congress of Newberry County.,
September 30, 1911.
TO REPORT ON BALES HELD.
Comni1ttees Appointed in Aeeordance
With Action of uotton Conven.
tion in Columbia.
At the late meeting of the South
Carolina Cotton convention, held in
Columbia, the following resolution
"That the County Farmers' unions
of the different counties of the State
be requested to appoint a committee
consisting. of not less than three men
in each township in each county to
canvass the farmers of their county
and ascertain how many bales of cot
ton they will pledge themselves to
hold for the agreed minimum prioe
unless instructed by the State Far
mers' union .to sell. That the secre
taries of the county uiions be request
ed to forward reports from these com
mittees to the State secretary, and
that the president and secretary of the
State Farmers' union be requested to
cooperate with Mr. Watson to have
this plan carried out in all of the cot
ton growing States."
In 'accordance with this resolution
the following persons have been se
lected to carry out the provisions of
Township 1-R. C. Neel, J. C. Neel,
R. T. Caldwell.
Township 2-Jack Sease, John Bak
er, Geo. S. Ruff..
Township 3-S. H. Graham, James
Caldwell, Ben Maybin.
Township 4-Jno. M. Suber, Clayton
Abrams, J. B. McCrackin.
Township 5-Sim M. Bickley, S. M.
Duncan, Joe W. Epting.
Township 6-Robert G. Smith, Dr.
W. D. Senn, Henry M. Paysinger.
Township 7-J. S. Dominick, H. T.
Fellers, Madison Longshore.
Township 8-Walter S. Spearman,
Jas. F. Stephens, J. M. Nichols.
Township 9--J. T. Hunter, P. W.
Shealy, A. H. Miller.
-'Township 10-T. A. Epting, J. N.
Feagle, J. A. C. Kibler.
Township 11--M. H. Folk, Win. L.
Bedenbaugh, H. Monroe Wicker.
These committees will canvass the
territory as soon as practicable and
send their reports to J. B. O'Neall Hol
loway, secretary County Farmers' uin
ion, Newberry, S. C., by Saturday, Oc
tober 7, when the county meeting will
be held. R. T. C. Hunter,
President County F. U.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Secretary County F. U.
Anderson Mail, 28th.
Miss Fannie Leavell, of Newberry,
is here on a visit to her invalid aunt,
Mrs. J. W. Trowbridge. Miss Leavell
is one of South Carolina's brightest
and best daughters, who has guided
numbers of young people of this sec
tion in the school and business world
with perhaps greater success than is
usually accorded to others. In addi
tion to the educational work she has
done in her own city, she held for
several years a professorship in the
Methodist college at Columbia. Many
of the State's brightest and best men
and women owe their prominence to
the thorough- training they have re
ceived from this cuttured and conse
MISTRIAL IS ORDERED
IN THE "LABEL" CASE
JURY FAILED TO AGREE AFTER
Case Given to Them Saturday Night
and 'Xistrial Ordered Nonday
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Oct. 2.-When court con
vened at 10 o'clock this morning a
mistrial was ordered in the "label"
case, which had been given to the
jury at about 11.30 o'clock on Satur
day night. The jury announced that
there was no possibility of an agree
Iment. The case had been under con
sideration by the jury for about 35
hours. The defense offered no testi
,mony, and at the conclusion of the
State's testimony, the arguments of
counsel were heard, running to a late
hour Saturday night, and the judge
completed his charge at about 11.30
Columbia, Sept. 28.-John T. Early,
who was the only witness of the after
noon session of the label case in
which J. B. Towill, L. W. Boykin and
W. 0. Tatum are charged with con
spiiracy to defraud the State, received
according to his own testimony~ $6,
534 of the amount alleged to have
been "grafted" by the defendants in
the purchase of 21,000,000 -labels for
whiskey bottles at a price of $35,000
when these labels were worth, ac
cording to the prosecution only some
$9,000 or $10,000.
The greater part of the session this
afternoon. was consumed in argu
ments as to the admission of evidence,
but the testimony obtained from Ear
ly, although small in bulk, was among
the most important so far brought
out. Early is now a salesmaa for a
liquor house in Cincinnati, but ap
pears at that time to have been con
nected with the Nivison-Weiskopf I
company from whom the labels in
question were purchased.
According to his testimony Early
had had a conversation with the de
fendants in Columbia during early
1905 with reference co the label deal
and had urged them to buy the labels
saying that there was something in it
for him. Later he was with Boykin
and Tatum during a visit to Cincin
note when the Weisxopf.' firm was
visited with the purpose of buying
labels, bottles and supplies. The lift
ness was interrupted at nearly every
question with objections. "What part
of the profit on this deal were you to
receive?" was asked by Mr. Lyon. An
swer: "One third." "Did you get it?"
"Yes sir." "State whether or not this
is the check you receiVedl in paymnent
for this third." The witness identified
a check which was then placed in evi
dence. It was dated October 30, 1905,
was payab!e to JTohn T. Ifarly, anud
the amount was $6 534.1
It was signed by ;he Nivisson-Weis
kopf company, Dennis Weiskopf, pres
ident. After an hd-ers discussion, by
the attorneys, the w:'ness was allow
ed to repeat portions of a conversa
tion with M. A. Goodman, one of the
defedants in the indict1ynt, though
nt now on trial. The effect was that
Goodman had told the witness -that
he had paid Boykin $3,f 00, Tatum
$300, some amount, not exactly re
remembered,, to Towill, also some
money was paid, according to the
statement to another employee of the
dispensary, named McCarthy.. In an
swer to questions the witness stated
that Goodman had said the money of
which he received one third was part
of the expense of securing the busi
ness. Early will probably be on the
stand tomorrow morning as he has
not yet been cross examined.
Columbia, Sept. 29.-That in addi
tion to $5,634 each to himself, Good
man and John T. Early, $6,100 was re
quired as "expenses to secure the
contract" for the twenty-one million
whiskey labels, was the statement of
Dennis Weisko.pf, who occupied the
witness stand for several hours this
afternoon, in the case against L. W.
Boykin, J. B. Towill, and W. 0. Ta
tm, who are now under trial on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
State of some $22,500 in this purchase
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FLOOD WATERS SWEEP
HUNDREDS TO DEATH
3ItL DA-I NEAR AUSTIN, PA.,
LOOSENS 3GHTY TORRENT.
Estimate of Dead Between 150 and
350-Heroism of Telephone
Austin, Pa., Sept. 30.-Austin, a
town of 3,200 residents, in the north
ern part of the State, was swept out
of existence today, and several hun
dred of its people were killed by a
flood whlich followed the breaking of
the Bayless Pulp and Paper com
pany's dam a mile and a taif north of
Almost 500,000,000 gallons of water
rushed -over the place in a wall. ten
feet hiih, wrecking every structure in
In Austin the bursting of scores of
natural gas mains as the buildings
were swept away added fire to the
general horror of the flood, and hun
dreds of those imprsoned in the
wreckage were burned to death.
The contents of the great dam,
which was filled to 'overflowing by
the heavy rains of the last two weeks,
were swept through a natural gorge
in which the towns of Austin and
Costelld were situated.
- While many of the residents of Aus
tin escaped to the hills bordering each
side of the town, the warning given
by the blasts of the Bayless mill's
whistles and a telephone girl were too
brief for hundreds of -others.
The catastropfie paralleled in many
respects the destruction by flood of
Johnstown, Pa., in 1889, in which
more than 2,000 lives were lost.
The extent of the loss of life and
the destruction of property can not.
be known for several days.
Within an hour of the first general
knowledge of the ' calamity special
trians bearing physicians, nurses and
food supplies were on the way to the
Food supplies of the town were de
stroyed and immediate aid to surviv
ors is urgent. Hundreds of those who
escaped were seriously injured.
Tempars.ry- hospitals were fitted lip
in nearby farn m houses and improis
ed structures fashioned from wreck
age. . The Red Cross made prepara
tiu for immediate aid to survivors.
The intense heat or fire sweeping
from the natural gas main made it
impossible for rescuers to visit the
scene of destruction for many hours.
Austin, Pa., Oct. 1.-Estimates of
the loss of life in the flood that over
whelmed the town or Austin yester
day diminished today when an army
of volunteer rescuers worked its way
into the masses of wreckage. In the
opinion of many on the ground the
number of deaths will not reach 150,
while the less hopeful place the list
of fatalities at 300.
The property loss will exceed $6,
000,000, and it is the general opinion
that the town never will be rebuilt.
Two at least, of the large plants will
not 'be reconstructed, and a majority
of the business of the place has been
Credit for the quick spreading of
the alarm yesterday of fire and flood
was given to Lena Binekey, a tele
phone operator. Up~on receiving the
message that the dam was broken she
pushed the alarm button connecting
with the fire department and the en
gineers of the G.oodyear lumber mill
below the town. The engineer tied
his whittle down and the fire bell in
the town was sounded continuously.
She then rushed to the street, scream
ing the warning cry, "The dam has
broken!" Then she fled for her life
toward the steep hillsid3 a.t the north
end of Main street. Turning toward
the valley she saw the great wall of
water descending upon the town.
Only Three Lost at Costello.
"The people of Costello," said J. 0.
Borchard, who lived within half a
mile of Costello, "receivied ample
warning from Austin that the dam
had broken, and although 40 or 50
houses were demolished, only three
The annihilation of the town of
Austin came in a beautiful autumn
REST ROO3I FOR LADIES.
Petition Signed -by Business Men and
Presented by Mrs. Evans Was
At the regular meeting of the county
commissioners on Saturday, the peti
tion signed by the business men of
Newberry and presented by Mrs. Mary
B. Evans asking that a room in the
old court house be set apart as a rest
room for ladies from the county, was
granted by the commissioners. The
south-west room was set apart for this
purpose. Mrs. Evans has the co
operation of city council also in this
forward step for Newberry. The de
tails of the arrangements will be later
announced. Mrs. Evans is in charge
of preparing the room and the down
stairs accessories, with the co-opera
tion both of the 'county and city auth
REFUSED MEDICAL TREATMENT.
Death of Lady Here Who Held to Faith
Cure Even Until the End-Was
Sick With Fever.
Mrs. Henry Hayes, wife of one of
the gentlemen in charge of the car
penter work ,on the Oakland mills,
'died in Newberry on Thursday after
noon following an illness with fever.
The remains were taken to Walhalla
for interment, W&lhalla being the for
mer home of Mr. ana Mrs. Hayes. Mrs.
Hayes is survived by her husband and
A remarkable feature connected
witi Mrs. Hayes' illness is that she
would receive no medical attention,
she and her husband being of the
Christian Science faith, which holds
to the faith cure.
Her death is pecdliarly sad.
On Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock
there will be held in the Central Meth
odist church a meeting of the Epworth
league. For 'sometime the league
prayer meeting service has been en
tirely with -the devotional department
meeting of the league.-' The result in
increase of attendance and interest is
very gratifying.. On Wednesday even
ing Rev. M. L. Banks will make a
talk. All are invited. A special invi
tation is given to all Methodists or
Methodist inclined college students,
young men and-young women.
First Vice President Epworth League.
A Tour of the World.
This promises to be a most attrac
tive entertainment, to, be given on
Friday night; October 6, for the- bene
fit of the pipe organ fund of Central
The church lawn will be the gen
eral starting point, although tourists
living nearer any one of the countries
may go to that cduntry first, and from
there make the tour.
The owners of automobiles havie
been exceedingly kind in lending their
ars. These will assemble at the
church lawn at 5.30 in the afternoon,
and go from country to country until
all the travelers have been given an
pportunity to visit 'these interesting
lands. Japan (Dr. S. G. WelcWfs),
Iceland (Mr. R. D. Wright's), Holland
(Dr. W. G. Mayes's), Ireland (Mr. C.
. Cannon's), Home again to Amner
ica (Rev. M. L. Banksis).
Travelers will be cordially received
and entertained :by natives of these
lands, and in each country will be
served refreshments peculiar to the
Tickets may be obtained from any
f the Methodist ladies, or from May
s's Book Store, 50 cents for grown
people, and 25 cents for children un
er twelve years.
All ladies having tickets undisposed
f by Friday will please send them to
r. John B. Mayes that day.
Mimnaugh's Big Stock.
J. A. Mimnaugh says he has the
finest stock of goods he has ever had
-Mimnaugh always means what he
ays-'and this assertion on his part
eans a great deal, because he always
arries one of the biggest and best
ines in upper Carolina. He also says
e has one of the most competent mil
iners it was possible to secure in the
orth, and the ladies who have pur
hased millinery from him are well
ITALY DECLARES WAR
ON TURKSH EMPIRE
TRIPOLI IMMEDIATELY OCCUPIED
BY ITALIAN FORCES
Hostilities Begin Immediately Time
Limit in Italy's Ultimatum Ex.
London, September 29.-Affairs de
veloped today with extraordinary ra
pidity. A state of war exists between
Italy and Turkey and hostilities have
No sooner had the time limit fixed
in the ultimatum etpired than, ignor
ing Turkey's conciliatory request for
a period of delay, Italy declared war.
The Turkish representatives in Italy
were handed their passpo. The
Turkish commander at Tripoli was
asked to surrender the town, but de
clined and the Italian forces Immed
iately occupied- Tripoli and BenghasL.
Apparently the Turks offered no xe
sistance, -but this is only an assump
tion, as immediately on landing the
Italians evidently seized the telegraj)h
lines. From the hour of their landing
no message of any kind has been re
ceived -from -Tripoli, and dispatcheS
sent to that place remain unanswered.
It should be noted, however, that
a Constantinople dispatch, announc
ing Italian occupation of Tripoli,
makes no mention of. resistance, and
a mere protest by the governor woud
be in line with the Tdrkish announced
The Turkish cabinet, which had for
some time ben insecure, resigned se
soon as war was declared .and a new
ministry was formed under Said
Pasha, but retaining the former able
war minister, Mabmoud Shefket Pasha.
Turkey Seeks Intervention.
Turkey continues her efforts to se
cure intervention by the powers. In
the meantime Italy is actively Prsu
ing hostilities.-- Italian ba eships
are reported, to have. appeared off
Smyrna and Salonika. An Italian
cruiser landed troops at Prevesa, af
ter destroyilg a Turkish torpedo boat.
destroyer, and the Italian fleet has
blockaded the whole Tripolitan coast.
There are unconftrmed reports that
Turkey intends to send an ultimatum
to Greece to.abandonl her claim on
Crete and is masng 'troops on the
The .greatest activity ensued In all
te European-c hancelleries on the an
nouncement. hit war had been: de
cared and notification of a blockade.
It is estimated that the various gov
ernments will Issue the customary
neutrality notices and will devote
their diplomatic efforts, as far as
possible, to cease the combat, especi
allyto avtid complications in the Bal
Turco-Italian Trouble Brewing For
Trouble between Italy and Turkey,
which culminated in a declaration of
war at Rome,-dates back to 1878 wheni.
with the making of the treaty con
cluding the Russo--Turkish war, the
powers are understood to have agreed
to permit Italy a "pacific penetration
of Tripoli." Turkey claims this fight
has been respected ever since.
Italy has colonized Tripoli until her
interests in that African province are
very great She has asserted, how
ever, that the su.bjects have been mis
treated by the Ottaman authorities
and constantly discriminated against.
Warned to be Quiet.
At the same time Turkey was- warn- '
ed not to send soldiers or munitions
of war to Tripoli. A Turkish trans
port b>earing a few men and arms and
ammunition arriving -at Tripoli from
Constantinople was not molested on
:he ground that she sailed before the
[talian warning had been received.
Italy, in the meantime, brought sol
hiers to the Italian coast, where they
were placed on board ships, ready to
proceed to Tripoli and other points.
. second squadron is designed for
The American ermtser Chester Is
2w on her way to Tripoli and should
each there early in October, possibly '
ay the fourth. Her mission was when
he left American waters, to afford
protection to a party of American
rchaologists under Prof. Richard
ewton, who centemplated excava
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