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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, January 12, 1912
CHIEF JUSTICE GARY.
We are gratified that Hon. Eugene
B. Gary has been elected chief justice
of the supreme court, and especially
gratified that his election was with
out opposition. He was the ranking
associate justice of the court, and was
entitled to and well deserved the pro
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WATTS.
The legislature has done well in
promoting Judge R. C. Watts from the
circuit bench to the supreme bench.
He has made a great circuit judge, and
'we believe he will make a great su
preme court judge. His mother's peo
ple came from Newbsrry county, and
tie is almost a Newberry man. New
berry claims him, any'ay.
ALL BECAUSE DR. COO1 IS COMING
The North King Invaded our land
this week and flung his banner high.
He held his captives in an icy grip,
while he decked our trees with his
glistening robes over landscapi (ar
and wide. He strung his jew.> s on
every side, his flashing diamonds rare.
Oh, a wonderful King is the bold
North King from his region bleak and
Joseph I. Jargle.
Lexington, Jan. 4.-Joseph H. Ea.
gle, one of the best known men of the
Dutch Fork, died at his home near
Hilton yesterday afternoon in the 77th
year of his age. Mr. Eargle was a
gallant Confederate soldier, having
served with valor throughout the
war in the 15th regiment under Maj.
Koon. At the close of the strife he
returned to his native county where
he built up his lost fortunes.
Mr. Eargie was three times- mar
tied, his first -wife being .Miss Koon.
By this union two children survive,
Miss Emma. Eargle and Jacob Eargle.
His second wife was Miss -Missouri
Shealy and by this union two chil
dren, a son and a daughter, survive.
By his third wife -two daughters are
~Mr.. Eargie was a brother to George
.darg1e, of Richland county. o
Mr. Eargie was a member ofthel
Wateree Lutheran ehurch at Chapin.
The~ funeral -was +held from his late
residence today and the interment
was held in the family burying
ground, the Rev. W. J. Roof preform
ing the-last sad rite.
Provost Harrison, of the University
of Pennsylvania, -said of a somewhat
"It reminds me of the cash account
of a millionaire's wife. Her husband
looking this account over the other
"'I notice here, my dear, an item
of $500 for charity. That's rather
steep. What is it for?'
"The lady flushed as she replied:
"'It's for my new Paquin gown,
embroidered with autuma leaves and
fruit that I am going to wear at the
Hallowe'en charity bail next week,
and I think it's very mean of you to
mention it, so I do!"
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IN VETOING LIBEL ACT
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the character of son gentiemen v:ith
pure American blood in iii veins, be
longing to one of South Carolina's best
families, with manbers of it holding
and having held t'e hignest offices, do
you think that an arp->ogy in seven
days would stop the speed of a bu?iet
from a magazine gun? if you think
so, perhaps if it should happen and
you watch your paper y )u will see
the opinion that your fellow Soith
Carolinians have about the matter,
when you read the cuc!osic-tl of the
trial in two words, "Not guilty,' and
see the gentlennea leaving the court
house with the indorsement of the
law of his State as having done well
for himself, his family and his fellow
citizens. Now, if you would prevent
this, I suggest that you do not allow
this act to become a law, but pass one
that will curtail the abuse in all South
Carolina papers, which is today so
common in a campaign and the in
famous lies that are published about
public officers of our State; lies by
the most unscrupulous liars and char
acter thieves that ever disgraced a
State and when proven to be lies, the
liars will not publish the corrections;
for instance, when it was published
that the young ,dies of Winthrop col
lege had request.ed that the governor
of the State be not allowed to deliver
them their diplomas, and the presi
dent of the institution immediately
came out with a letter denying that
any such action had been taken by
the girls, but stated on the contrary
that the governor ~had been invited
and expected to deliver the diplomas,
the papers which had published the
lie refused to publish the letter prov
ing it to be a lie. Also the story t,hat
the governor of the State had insulted
a young lady at Belton, when the girl
herself came'out in an open letter and
stated that she had not been insulted,
the newspapers which had published
the dirty infamous lie were furnished
with copies of the letter from the
young lady denying the lie, but refus
ed to publish it, and the liar who ori
ginated the lie himself was too dirty
and contemptible to correct the mali
cious lie that his pen had given circu-'
lation to. Also the lie that the gover
nor of the State was drunk and had
stopped at a "blind tiger'' on the way
to his inaugudration and set some of
his friends up to whiskey, when all of
you, and hundreds of other citizens of
South Carolina who were present,
know that it was the dirtiest of lies,
because the governor was too sick to
ev'en walk alone, but had'to be assist
ed by his family physician and a mem
ber of your body in walking when he
came to take the oath -of office. Yet,'
the dirty lie was not corrected. Also
the dirty scurrilous lie that was pub
lished in regard to Langdon Cheves;
when the reporter who started the lie
and gave publicity to it, came into the
governor's office and read the letter
from Hal Morrison, of Atlanta, and
read the reply by the secretary of the
governor of this State, and saw that
whiat he -had written was a contemp
tible, cowardly lie, yet, instead of cor
recting the lie like a gentlemen would
do, he belched forth more filth upon
the same subject. A.lso the malicious
lie that the governor of the State had!
caned a negro in a hotel in Cleveland,
Ohio, when the great council of Im
proved Order of Red Men, composed;
of men of the highest character and:
integrity, came out in a resolution
denouncing th.e same as absolutely
false, several of them having 'been
with the governor at the time this al
leged assault took place, and knew
that it was a malicious lie. Yet, the
newspapers of South Carolina who
gave circulation to it, were so inde
cent that they would not publish the
correction. And, again, on the Sab
bath morning, when, newspapers
should publish the truth and some
thing at least about the holiness of
the Sabbath day, they came out with
a glaring headline, "Blease's Consta-'
blhe Convicted of Selling Whiskey,"
when, as a matter of fact, the party
himself wrote a letter, saying that he
had never held a commission from
Gov. Blease, but had held one un
der Gov. Ansel, yet the cowardly liars
were not gentlemanly enough to cor
rect the report and say the truth, that
the man was Gov. Ansel's constable,
but left it to be in the minds of the
public that he was appointed by Gov.
Blease and that he was a low man and
had violated the law. There are many
other infamous and dirty lies that I
conld call your attention to, but these,
I fel. :.ra sufficient to show you that
thiem- dirty editors, assassin, like,
strike their victim in the dark and
frori bhind, and then, when seen on
the streets clodlge to keep from meet
ing the man whom they have lied
about; and, of course, he who is thus
.aJhoot .lie dt editor 0i 3;iur
courts hold that no words will justify
a blow; and here you wish to allow a
man to publish a lie and have seven
days in which to cool off and apolo
gize for it, after the injury has been
done and whe,!n they can not require
or have all parties who read the lie, to
read the apology; hence, the injury is
done and can not be remedied by
apology; yet, if a man shoots another
in sudden heat and passion, after read
ing one of these dirty slanders, your
beloved and highly learned courts say
that it is "manslaughter," or possibly,
as no words justify a blow, "it is
Suppose that a newspaper published
on Saturday, Sunday or Monday pre
ceding a primary election, contains the
most wilful and malicious lie about a
candidate, which they have done, and
they accomplish their purpose and de
feat the candidate, what good do you
suppose, or wht benefit will it be to
the candidate within seven days there
after for the unscrupulous liar to come
out in an apology. He has accom
pli^hed his purpose; the people have
spoken; the candidate who has been
lied on has been beaten; the assassin
is happy and the man who has been
injured by this bill, if it becomes a
law, must simply sit down, silently
and say, "he has apologized," and the
law excuses him. Take for an in.
stance, in. the campaign for 1910, when
the Columbia State published ar arti
cle in which it was said that Dr.
George B. Cromer had stated that
Mayor Blease had taken certain ac
tion, after he became mayor, in re
leasing certain parties who were his
clients before he was mayor, and re
flecting upon Mayor Blease's reputa
tion for honesty and character. This
article appeared on Monday morning
the day preceding the primary. For
tunately Dr. Cromer and Candidate
Blease lived in the same town. Dr.
Cromer was seen immediately. He
gave out a written card in which he
denied having made the statement,
thus branding William Banks, the re
porter who started it, as a liar. This,
reither Panks nor the State has ever
attempted to deny; they did not have
the manhood or the courage to resent
what Dr. Cromer had said. How was
this report corrected? By sending
thousands of circulars all over the
State containing.Dr. Cromer's denial,
an act which has never been equalled
in the political 'history' of this State.
Yet, if I had not been able to correct
this lie, I presume an apology, after
[ had been defeated would have been
all that would have been necessary to
have eased my feelings and to make
amends for my defeat.
I mention these matters in order to
show you that when you are not in
the favor of the liars of the press, how
they will act in order to injure you.
Now, gentlemen, look at the news
paper trust in South Casolina, sup
plemented by a paper in Charlotte,
and see if you think that a. mah who
these papers are against will have any
showing in the defense of his charac
ter if you lay down the bars as you
are attempting to do here. You all
know that the Charlotte Observer and
the Cuban incubator at Columbia are
controlled 'by the same parties. You
know how they have lied on candi
dates for office in this State, and you
also know that this paper was born
in insurrection against the Democracy
of South Carolina and nursed on the
bottle of a combination of negro Re
publicans and independents, who
Hampton said were worse than Radi
cals, and before the establishment of
this paper, much of the filth that we
have now used in campaigns, was not
indulged in, but since this mixture of
blood 'has taken control in South Caro
lina, campaign libel and slander is so
common that people have about lost
what respect they ever had for news
papers, particularly this sheet, and the
little "Me Toos" that are barking at
their feet. Now, when you speak of a
civil suit, please tell me what a judg
ment would be worth if obtained
against the ColumbaR State, the Char
lotte Observer, the Anderson Daily
Mail, the Spartanburg Herald or any
other paper in this trust? Go to the
clerk of court's office of Richland
cougty and look at the records; then
go to some of the banks of New Yorki
and ask how much certain people owe
there; then go to 'the banks here in
Columbia and ask how much they
owe, and then tell me what a judg
ment against these people would be
worth? Besides, what would a judg
ment be worth against most any daily
or weekly paper in South Carolina.
Look up the r'ecords and you will not
be surprised when the editors in the
fall plead poverty. Th'erefore, instead
of passing this act, I think you
Ehould make your law stricter and
make it an indictable offense and up
on conviction, imprisonment in the
State penitentiary or county chain
gang for aniy newspaper editor or re
public life. Today you can hear it
stated by many, many good citizens
when they are asked to become can
didates for office, "No, no, under no
circumstances or conditions would I
allow my name to be used; I would
not have the newspapers of the coun
try hounding me down, publishing lies
and abuse about me, for any office
within the gift of the people," and to
day many good men are kept from
running for office because of the cow
ardly and infamous lies which are
published on men who are already in
office. Then, gentlemen, do you not
know that 'any character, black or
white, however low-down or infamous,
that will write an article, criticising
some State officer or some member of
your legislature, and send it to the
editor of a paper who does not like
the one that it is written about, that
it is published and broadcasted all
over the country for the purpose of
injuring the reputation of the man
about whom it is written? Need I
call your attention to the scurrilous
articles which have been written
about your governor by a disreputable
and filthy element and published in
that dirty and infamous sheet edited
in Columbia by Cuban mixed-breeds.
Need I call your attention to an article
published in the same paper, from a
negro preacher, about a member of
your own body? It is useless for me
to further trespass upon your time.
The men who edit the paper today,
and the men who report for the news
papprs, are looking for filth and slime;
they are looking for slanders and
vituperation; they are looking for
dirt to cause a sensation, and in do
ing so they regard not whom they
hurt. In order to injure onej they do
not like, they will publish part and
leave off a part of a story. For the
same reason, they will -make up a
story in their own minds. For the
same reason, they will say that a man
said something that he never said, or
they will leave out enough of what he
does say to give what he did say an
entirely different meaning. It is a
pity, but it is true, that the standard
of newspapers in South Carolina is
low in the extreme, and it is further
pity, but it is true, that many men
with pure South Carolina Alood in
their veins are simply "Me Tooing" to
a set of foreigners and mixed-breeds,
and I repeat that this is an iniquitous
measure, and if you pass it, I firmly
believe that it will cause bloodshed
and cause the erection of gran,ite
slabs in other parts of your capital
city and possibly in other parts of
your State. These falsehoods and
vituperation have not injured me, be
cause the people of the State know
that they are absolutely false, and
have reached the point 'where they
believe nothing that they see in these
lying sheets about me; therefore, if
injury is done, it is done to our State
by the newspapers publishing this
filth and these lies about the governor,
giving to the people of the outside
world, who do not know the man, the
idea and opinion that South Caro
lina's chief executiv'e is a man of no
character, a -blackguard and one con
tinually looking for trouble; and, as
I say, while this does not injure me,
it does injure the State, yet these
cowardly assassins are willng to do
any injmy to the State or her people
in order that they may.
And, further, I beg to call your at
tention to the 'fact that by the pas
sage of this act you are extending
protection to the newspaper editors
which you deny individual citizens,
even yourselves; for if one of you or
any other citizen of this State were
to write an article or to write a letter
detrimental to the character of an
other citizen, you are liable for dam
ages and also to prosecution for libel.
If you were to apologize within seven
days, whether requested to do so or
not, you would not 'be excusable either
under the civil or criminal lawsr, but
yet by this act you make an exception
of the newspaper editor, and say thai
he may write anything he pleases and
so long as he apologizes he is ex~
cusable. Why should you make this
discrimination in favor of a news
paper editor against individual citiz*
enship and even against yourselves?
I -beg of you, therefore, not to plac(
upon your people such an outrageous
miserable act as to protect the dirt3
editors who will publish in.famous lies
about you in a newspaper; and, af
Iter he has accorgplished his miser
able purpose, allow him to write ai
apology and force you to accept it.
Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, January 10.
"I can trace myr descent 500 years.
"Yes. How far can you trace you:
"Not very far.' But I never claimet
to han vMcended so far as you."
And we have the
equipment and the
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By virtue of executionS lodged with
me in the cases of South Carol-ina Loan
and Trust company against J. A.
Blackwelder, J. J. Lane and J. D-.
Davenport; South Carolina Loan and e
Trust company against G. D. Daven
port, M. A. Carlisle and others; Bank
of Columbia against M. A. Carlisle, et
a;Wallace B. Todd vs. J. J. Lane;
Bailey & Son vs. J. J. Lane, et al;
Georgia Chemical Works vs. J. J.i
Lane, et al; First National Bank of
Clinton vs. .T. J. Lane, et al; Palmetto
National Bank vs. M. A. Carlisle, et al,
I(as well as by virtue of various other
executions lodged with me) I will sell
within the legal hours of sale on saies- 4
day, being the 5th day of February,
1912, subject to the mortgages that
exist upon it, all that tract or planta
tion of land belonging to James J.
Lane, one of the defendants in the,
above stated cases, situate in the
County of Newberry, in the State of
South Carolina, and bounded by the
road which leads from the residenc3
of B. C. Matthews, in the direction of
the residence of B. F. Mills, which
separates it from lands of S.
P. Crotwell; by lands of
George Johnstone; by lands of J. A.
Caldwell; by lands c'' the esate of E.
R. Hipp, from which it is separated
by the public road that leads from the!
town of Newberry to the old steam
mill; by -lands of.Ros'emont cemetery;
by lands of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Martin;
'by lands lately the property of James
J. Lane, but now owned by the New
berry Real Estate company, and by a
street of the town of Newberry which
constitutes a continuation of Harring
ton street. There are several mort
gages on this property and by order
f court the sale will take place, as
stated, subject to the mortgages. This
tract of land is supposed to contain
some two hundred and ninety (290)
acres, more, or less, the exact number
of acres not being known.
Terms of sale: Cash.
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LODGE DIRECTORY. *
Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
aeets every first? and third Wednes
.ay evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting
rethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
T. Burton, Clerk.
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.r
aeets ev'ery second and fourth Wed
esday night in Klettner's Hall, at &
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. N.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meets
very first Monday night- at 8 o'clock:
a Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren.
Geo. S. Mower,
J. W. Earhardt, W. M. -
Signet Chapter, No. 18, B. A. N
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. .A. M.
aeets~ every second Monday night at
o'clock in Masonic Hall. i
Fred. H. Dominick,
Harry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Bergell Trbe,?No. 24,I 0. R. .
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, L. 0. R. If,
aeets every Thursday night at S
'clock at Klettner's Hall.
. 0. Klettner, C. R.
3. E. Franklin, Sachem.
Lakota Tribe, No. 79, 1. 0. R. f.,
ill 'meet at Jalapa Wednesday even
ng, January 17, at 7.30 p. mn., and
very second Wednesday night there
f.ter. Wmn. C. Sligh,
J. Wmn. Folk, . Sachemn.
Chief of Records.
ateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
ieets every other Tuesday night at S
'clock. 0. Klettner, C. R.
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