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YOLUME XLIX, NULBER 99. NETBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1911.
f &~rrc~rirvfl WHELER.VT , BAPTTSTS MEET AT GREENWOOD.
James B. for Life, John J. 15 Year
For Dynamite Crimes-Accepts
Fate Calmly. -
Los Angeles, Dec. 5.-James Ba:
nabas McNamara and John J. McName
ra, brothers, natives - of Cincinnat
Ohio, today felt the strong hand
- justice which they long had sought I
J. B. McNamara was sentenced I
imprisonment for life,. for murder con
mitted in dynamiting the Los Angel(
Times building and killing 21 person
and his brother to 15 years in t
k penitentiary for blowing up the Llev
1Hyn Iron Works.
It was the retaliatory action of t
law against those lawless ietho
-which Jno. J. McNamara, secretary at
treasurer of the International Ass<
ciation of Bridge and Structural Irc
Workers, pursued in fighting emplo:
ers who kept open shops.
J. B. McNamara's Confession.
* Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 5.-Jam
B. McNamara's confession,'penned I
4 bis own hand late yesterday and bea:
ing many evidences of a man litt
skilled in letters, was made public t
day. It is as follows:
"I, James B. McNamara, defendal
in the case of the people, haviing her
tofore plead guilty to the crime o
murder, desire to make this statemei
"And this is the truth: On the nig]
of September 30, 1910, at 5.45 p. m.,
placed in Ink Alley, a portion of tI
Times building, a suitcase containr
16 sticks of 80 per cent. dynamite, s,
to explode at 1 o'clock the next mon
ing. It was my intention, to. injure tl
building and scare the owners. I d
.not intend to take the life of anyon
I sincierely regret that these unforti
nate men lost their lives. If the gi
ing of my life would bring them ba(
I would gladly give it. In fact,
pleading guilty.to murder in the fir
degree, I~ have placed my life in tl
hands of the State:
.(Signed) "Jares B. McNamara."
The confession covers one side I
an ordinary sheet of paper and w,
-written with a fountain pen suppli(
. by one of the attorneys. It is probab
the only written statement of the ca:
Ithat will tever be made by the writi
or his brother, John J. McNamara, wi
pleaded guilty to dynamiting tU
Llewellyn Iron Works.
2 Darrow's Fee $50,000.
New York, Dec. 5.-Clarence S. Da
TOW, chief of the McNamara defeine
got not less than $50,000 for his se
vices, according to declarations ]
.. Secretar-y Morrison, cf the Americs
Federa'tion of Labor, today. Morris<
-was custodian of the fund.
-GARLINGTON AND YOUNG IN JAl
Tornier Seminole Officers Net at Tra
by Richland Sheriff.
Columbia, Dec. 6.-John Y. Garlin,
~ton and James Stobo Young are r
posing in the Richiland county jail t
night, having reached here fr.om~ Lau
ens at midnight over the C., N. &;
They were met at the train by Sheri
SColeman and taken at once to ti
SRichland county jail. As soon as ti
ccmmitment is made out by the clet
of court they will be placed in thes pe:
itentiary to begin their sentences
three years and one year respectivel
It is presumed that 'the commitme:
-will be issued in the morning and th
b'y noon both Garlington and Youx
will be numbered among the inmat
at the State penitjentiary.
Messrs. Christie Benet and R.
Cairwile, 'two of the counseil who d
fended the prisoners at their tria
w.ere at the train when it arrived aa
accomranied them to the jail. Ti
par-y mnade- f:e, the journey from tl
.dej ot to the jail being on foot. Bo
'aHigoxn and Young shook han.
with the sr.if and the attorneys wh<
they alight$d from the train and seer
edj to ix not in the least perturbed.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, 1. 0. 0. F.
Pulaski lodge, No. 20, I. 0. O. I
wrill meet in Klettner's Hall Frid:
*'n ing. December S, at 8 o'clock. A
m ~embers are requested to atten.d.
-J. Y. Jones,
W. G. Peterson. Nchie Grand.
you this because I feel it my duty
from a hum,anitarian standpoint. It
e' may be well for you to bring your law
yer with you- also when you come to
see about your brother.
(Signed) "M. W. Thrailkill."
e Read to Superintendent.
e After reading the letter to the sup
erintendent, in the presence of the
I Hon. George R. Rembert, Mr. C. S.
s! Monteith, Mr. F. W. Higgins, of New
g berry; the Rev. L. Q. Boland, of Little
n Mountain, he (the superintendent)
stated that the defendant had been
- treated very badly; that he was very
y sorry thlat the matter had happened;
s tha t had he been there, he would not
-, have allowed it. I believed that if I
eI sent this boy back to the penitentiary,
. after he had come out and made. the
a I staiements which he did in my office,
t that he would have suffered severel
S bodily harm, and having already been
y presented with a petition signed by)
nine of the jurors in the case (one of
the others being dead, and not being
able to locate the others) and in view
e of the fact that this 'boy was suffering
y with a severe case of chronic catarrh;
had almost reached the point of tuber
1 erlosis; and having worked in the
ii hosiery milil; also a petition from the
e city of Ohester signed by a very large
number of citizens; also a petition
from the city of Columbia, sigaed by
the county super;_?tendent of educa-I
tion, the sheriff, master, clerk f court,
coroner, ex-Superdisor S. H. Owens,
the Hon. George R. Rembert and many
other prominent citizens, and also
d an unusually large petition signed by
the citizens of Ward 5 of thp city of
Columbia, including an unusually. large
number of ladies asking that the de
fendant be pardoned, making in all a
petition with over eight hundred names
having been presented in his behalf;
I, therefore, decided that it was best
\ for humanity and for the prison au
thorities, who seemed to have for some
r-ason, a special grudge against this
boy, that he be paroled; I, therefore,
granted his parole upon the condition
of good behavior; and upon the further
condition that he abstain from drink
e ing liquor, playing cards, or otherwise
Parole -grante.d 'December 4, 1911.
I Prison Physician's Statement.
When asked about the case, D)r. Jen
e nings auhrzdthe following state
d"This is a true statement of the Lon
nie Hail-l mix-up on Thursday, No
vember 23. Hall came to the hiospital
ecomplaining of pain in his chest. I
examined him very carefully, took his
temperature. It was normal. I could
tfind nothin-g -the miatter with him and
so stated to him, but told him that I
de would give him something anyway,1
ewhtich I did. On Friday Hall came
bac and said he was suffering from
scatarrh of the nose-and throat. I ex
tamined his throat aind nose and found
o nothing the matt er at all and so stated
to him. He then asked me to give him
1a bottle to spit in so I could examine
1that. I gave him the bottle. On Sat
eurday morning 'he brought the bottle
r. and set it down on my desk and said'
*if I did not give him something, damn
oif he wasn't going to Col. Grsiffith and'
sget it, and cursed two or three times.
tI then caught hold of him and started
'to the captain of the guards with him.
When I got to the coruer of the build
Iing, he turned and struck me with a
cup that he 'had in his hand, anid kept
Strying 'to strike me until he was down
Sed. No one struck him but me and
dthis was to defend myself from his
elicks. As for any onme cursing him or
dmiaking any suoh treatments as the
d letter of one ex-convict, Thrailkill,
states is all a lie of their own make.
s He was never choked insensible or
knocked insensible, and so far as any
other statement to the contrary, it is
e a lie of the blackest type. This state
sment I will swear to if necessary, and
also to the statement of eye-witnesses
d of said affair.
I "R. T. Jennings.
o"1412 Laurel street."
p E. H. Aull in Columbia.
r Columbia, Dec. 6.-E. H. Aull, of
: Newberry, was in Columbia today on
r his ,way home from Washington,
g where he went on business in connec
r ,tion with the asylum commission.
e Spartanburg Herald.
STTHralr1 nnr News-Xewherry'a
CRUELTY TO CONVICT CHARGED
s, Legislature May Investigate Lonni
Hall Affair-Case involving Alleg
Columbia, Dec. 5.--That the legi4
t- lature will b- asked to look into tb
i, alleged ill -treatment which LQnni
if Hall, a; white convi&t, who was yestei
,o day paroled by the governor, was sul
jected to, was the statement made thi
o mornink by governor Blease, in givin
L- .to the press the reasons governing lih
s in granting the parole to Hall. SC
s, rious allegations concerning the cor
e duct of Dr. Jennings, the penitentiar
physician, and the guards toward
Lonnie Hall are made in a lette
e 'which was writte7n to a brother of tb
s paroled man in Chester by ,M. V
d Thrailkill, the Saluda county ma
- whom Governor Blease paroled la.
n Wednesday. Thrailkill's letter wa
turned over to the governor, a cop
of it being given to the press.
Denied by Dr. Jennings.
s Dr. Jennings, the prison physiciai
y vigorously .denies the allegation in th
Thrailkill letter, and. brands the stor
le of the ill treatment which he is said t
have subjected Hall to as an untrut]
using the short and ugly word to na
it it. Dr. Jennings then gives his si4
of the case.
> The Governor's Statement.
it The statement issued by Governc
Blease on this case follows:
it Hall, Lonnie, white: Convicted
I manslaughter at the September, 190
Le term of court for Richiland county, an
.g senteiced to twelve years in the Stal
i- Upon receipt of the following lett(
Le I 'phoned and asked that the defen(
d 'ant be brought to my office, also r
e. quested the superintendent of the pen
I- tentiary to come: -
Letter From ThraiMIll.
k "Saluda, S. C., Nov. 30, 1911.
n "Mr. C. E. Hall, Chester, S. C.-Dea
at Sir: I left 'the penitentiary today an
e I feel it my duty to tell you of the coi
dition that your brother, Lonnie Hal
is in. On last Saturday inorning, 25t
he went to the hospital to get son
Lmedicirp for catarrh, which.he is su
d fering with. Dr. Jennings told him
I ever give another dose of medicin
with an oath, I will kill you. ,The
the'doctor kicked him and he told tU
doctor that he would go and ask' Cc
eGriffith to get his son to come at
treat him and then Dr. Jenning
caught hold of him and tried to carl
him to the captain of guard to has
iim beat and Lonnie would not g
e Dr. Jennings then jumped on him at
rknocked him down, got on him and be4
'aim with his 'fists while he was c
on.nie, Jennings's brother run uip at
mcommenced to kick Lonnie. Ti
z';rd, Mitchell, knocked L.onnie sens<
less with a big stick. Capt. Rober
. run up at this time and made them l1
Lonnie loose~ and then he went1
To "Leather House.''
"After breakfast Capt. Roberts sei
-tenced Lonnie to the leather hdus
- and knowing that the police and D
- .Jennings would almost kill him if th(
r. beat, Lonnie asked the captain to &
u. down and punish him himself. ,Th
f the captain refused to do. At the
le ,moment Wilson, the police on the yar
e dicked Lonnie almost down an
'k he recovered to his feet, the poli<
1-Wilson knocked 1Iim back of his her
y with his big clumb and knocked hi
y dead for awh-i-le. They thought Lo:
2t nie was dead and the doctor went at
a examined him. When Lonnie can
gto his senses Capt. Roberts knocks
a him a severe blow with his stick at
then carried him to the stocks, stri]
g. ped him naked and hit him 75 licd
e. on his naked skin.
l, Declare Prisoner Chocked.
i "When he was being beat Lonn
te halloed and cried and Dr. Jenning
ie caugiht him by his tTroat and chok
him until he was helpless and coul
s -not make any noise that could 1
m heard. Lonnie Hall is beat nearly
a. death. He is now being .starv'ed. E
is now beingetaoishrdlushrdluemfw3
-was not given any breakfast or dinn<
at all on last Sunday. If you want
'.,see him alive again you had bett<
y Icome down at once. If you will brir
.11 a doctor with you and examine yoi
brother, I believe that GovernOr Blear
will parole him on i certificate of
docor showing the bru ta; eondlific
in which he-is being~ treisi. I wrt
L D. ROCKEFELLERI *j'xjtx AMIPMe
iueceeded as Standard's Head by John
D. Archbold-New Officers and
New York, Dec. 4.-John D. Rocke
leIler terminated his career -as head of
the Standard Oil coi1pany today. With
im there also retired most of the con
5picuous figures of the early days of
the "Oil Trust."
William M. Rockefeller, Wim. G.
Rockefeller, 0. M. Pratt, H. M. Flag
er, E. T. Bedford and othe.rs, whose
names have been prominent among the
officers and directors of the Standard
Dil company, of New Jersey, stepped
behind the scenes today. John D. Arch
bold,. one of -the few members of the
"old guard" to remain, became presi
dent of the Standard Oil company, of
New Jersey, and will control its des
tinies. John D. Rockefeler was not
present at 26 Broadway, the headquar
ters of the Standard Oil company, at
the special meeting, in which his resig
nation was acted upon.
World's Richest Xan?
The termination of the business
career of the man who has acquired
a unique position in history, and
amassed what is generally regarded
as -tbe largest private fortune in the
world, was a perfunctory piroceeding.
It had been planned in advance, al
though the plans had been kept se
cret. All the information vouchsafed
a brief statement, announcing the
Today's action affects not only the
New Jersey*company, which was the
holding company up 'to the time Qf the
dissolution of the great combine, but
a number of other corporations in the
Standard Oil group.
Although the list of officers and di
rectors is virtually made ovier, the ac
tive manag'ement will be changed but
little. To what extent today's action
is an outcome of the dissolution of the
Standard Oil company was not discuss
ed from an authoritative source.
It is generally understood that the
decision of 'the United States supreme
court merely hastened the retirement
of men whose advancing years made
it certain they could not retain their
places much longer. It is regarded as
probable that Mr. Rockefeller and his
assistants thought younger men should
rearrnige the affairs of Standard Oil
under the new scheme.
Mr. Rockefeller for nearly ten years
'as been:- only nominal'ly associated
with. Standard oil. He has visited 26
Broadway only about once a year, and
his stays were usually limited to a
few minutes. After the death of H.
1. Rogers, Mr. Rockefeller's visits be
came more froquent for a time, until
gradually responsibility was shifted tj
Mr. Archbold. The succession of Mr.
Archbold to the presidency was ex
HAS NEW SECRETART
V. Seymour Owens Resigns to Practice
Law-Sneceeded by Henry B.
Ha~re of Saluda.
Washington, Dec. 5.-V. Seymour
Owens, who has been acting as secre
tary 'to Congressman Byrnes, has re
signed in order .to return to the prac
tice of law at Barnwell. In his place
Mr. Byrnes has appointed Henry B.
Tae, of Saluda ecunty. Mr. Hare is
a graduate of Newberry college and
has for some time been a law student
at George Washington law school
while holding an important position in
'the census bureau, division of agricul
ture. He now gives up 'that place to
assume his new duti-es with Mr'. Byr
nes'. He is a brother of B. B. Hare,
who severaul years ago was secretary
to Former Congressman Croft.
Substitute Old Court House, Newb,erry.
The rest room which the civic de
partment of the Woman's club has
established at No. 206 West Trade
street, is already proving a boon to
tired shoppers. This fact is an in
icationl of the restful role it is to
play when Christmas shopping attains
fu'll height. The management extends
a warm invitation t.o all shoppers to
rop in and avail themelves i'f thw
Vacancy in; Office of County Superin
tendent of Education Filled by
Columbia, Dec. 4.-The State board
of education held an all-day session
today, in the office of Governor Blease,
and acted on several 'matters of im
- Col. E. H. Aull was elected to the
position of superintenden of educa
tion of Ne%vberry county, to succeed
Mr. J.. S. Wheeler, and will assume his
duties on the first of January.
The appeals from the Ldxington and
Anderson county boards were disposed
of by the actions of both boards being
The legislature will probably be
asked to turn over all moneys in the
State tpeasury, from the old State dis
pensary fund, -to the sQhools, it beingl
recalled that a bill providing for thel
distribution of those funds was vetoed
by the governor, this action later be
ing approvied by the board on account
of defects in the bill. A new bill pro
viding for .the distribution 'of this fund
will probably be presented to th-, next
Proce'edings of Meeting.
The fo.Lowing stateinent was issued
by Superiatendent Swearingen, follow-i
ing the meeting of the board:
"The State board of education 'held
an all-day session in the office of the
governor' Monday. All the members
were present eicept Superintendent
Thackston, of Orangeburg; Supe"n
tendInt Thoms, of Darlington, -ad Mr.
H. F. Rice, of Aiken.
"The resignation of Prof. J. S.
Wheeler, county superintendent of
Newberry, having been accepted by
the governor, it became the, duty of
the State board to fill the vacancy. Col.
E. H. Aull was chosen to fill out the
"An appeal case, concerning the lo
cation of the new school- building at
Lexington court.house, was argued by
E. L. Asbill, Esq., and Solicitor G. B.
Timmerman. After carefully review
ing the record -the board ordered that
the action of the Lexington county
board of education be sustained and
the appeal dismissed.
"A similar appeal, concerning Airy
Springs scol District No. 84, of An
derson 'county, was heard, and in this
case also the decision of thre county
board was sustained.
High School Report.
"The high school inspector submit
ted his report for the yearr. High school
approriati'ons- were .fixed for the
scholastic year 1912 and the secretary
was authorized to pay one-half of th'e
funds at once. A detailed statement
of these high school apportionments
will be furnished each county treas
urer before the end of the week.
"It was d'ecided that a special 'teach
ers' examination should be ordered at
every court house in 'the State Friday,
January 12. At that time all appli
cants for certificates and all teachers
employed without certificates will be
given an opportunity to qualify legal
. "It is probable th.at the legislature
will be asked to turn over to the
s~hools all moue'ys now in the- State
treasury from the old State dispensary.
accont. This fund will probably 'ex
ceed $100,000, and the act distributing
it was vetoed by the governor last
February. This action yvas later ap
proved by. the beard in consequence
of defjcts in the bill."
LEASE IN SENATE CHAMBER.
Says He Will Have Seat There-Is for
Wasington, Dec. 6.-Governor Cole.
L. Blease is in Washington today at
tending the National Rivers and Har
bors congress. He visited t*hd Capitol
and saw most of the members of the
South Carolina delegation and was in
troduced to a nu~mber of prominent
Democratic leaders, including House
Leader Underwood. H.e told Mr. Un
derwood that he would be0 for <him for
preident if he .thought a man from the
South could be elected.
The senate was not in session, but
the governor took a look at the senate
chamber and remarked that he would
Man se't in it. HeI' goes to Balti
Hon. W. H. Hunt, of Newberry. Re
elected President-Other Officers -
Greenwood, December 6.-After an
interval of eleven years, the South
Carolina State Baptist convention is
again.in session in Greenwood, as the
guest of the' First Baptist church. It
is the ninety-first session of this,body.
The convention opened last evening
after the convention sermon had been
preached by the Rev. W. E. Thayer, of
Following the sermon, President W.
H. Hunt, of Newberry, took the, chair.
An address of welcome to the conven
tion was then made by Pastor W. N.
Cowan, of the First Baptist church.
Mayor Baker was cordial and happy
in his remarks and impressed the visi
tors with Greenwood's sincerity of
welcome. On behalf of the other de
nominations, the Rev. J. B. Green, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church, then
welcomed the convention to Green
wood. These addresses of welcome
were responded to by Dr. D. M. Ram
say, president of the Gr( nville Fe
male college. Dr. Ramsay is always
an eloquent speaker and was equal to
President Hunt then notified the
convention that its first business was
that of electing officers. Dr. C. C.
Brown moved that the'vote of the con
vention be cast by Mr. G. B. Buell, of
Charleston, for the Hon. W. H. Hunt,
of Newberry, as. piresident. This was
done. Mr. Hunt expressed his appre
ciation of the high honor conferred
upon him in re-electing him to preside
over the convention of representatives
of the 140,000 Baptists of South Carob
lina. He assured all the representa
tives that he meant to be absolutely
fair and impartial but that he must
-dhere to the order of business as
prepared fcr the convention. and hop
ed no one would feel that he had been
The Hon. Orlando Sheppard was
next elected first vice president and
Dr. F. P. Covington, of Florence, sec
ond vice president. The Rev. C. A.
Jones was elected secretary, the Rev.
A. B. Kennedy, of Columbia, was elect
nd assistant secretary, Mr. C. B. Bobo,
of Laurens, was elected treasue'r, and
Mr. B. E. Geer, of ~Greenville,. was
elected auditor. The last four were
reelectionLs. These and the other of
ficers were all elected by having some
member of the convention cast the un~
animous vote of the convention for the
. The report 'of the committee on or
der 'of business was then called for
and was presented by the Rev. E. S.
Reaves, of Honea Path.
,COL. AULL IN WASHINGTON.
Business Pertaining to State Asylum
Object of Visit. . -O
Washington, Dsc. 5.-Col. E. H. Aull,
of Newberry, secretary of the commfis
sion for tihe South Carolina State Hos
pital for the .insanie, came to Wash
ington today, to take up with' the offi
cers of the Southern railway the mat
1.ter of acquiring for the hospital about
thirty acres of land adjoining the rest
of a tract of about 2,200 acres already
ecured for the new site of the insti
tution; near Columbia.
It is understood the negotiationsf
were successful. -Col. Aull returned to
South Carolina tonight.
NEWBERRY NAN SEES
MANY NEW SIGHTS
S. J1. D. Price Takes His First Ride on.
Train and Views Many Other
The State, 2nd.
He's 43 years old, has li-vied within
one mile of Newberry all his life, had
never ridden on a train before, had
never seen a skyseraper or street car
and had never been to Columbia. Tihis
is the case of S. J. D. Price, who came
here yesterday from Newberry to bring
1'is wife to a local hospital to have an
Mr. Price was pleased with Colum
bia and no doubt he will not wait so
long to make another visit to the city
of square meals. Mrs. Price is getting