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TOLU31E L,1NUJIBER 8. NVEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1912.TWCAWE,$15AYA.
_ NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Prosperity People Visiting Othei
Towns and Visitors in Pros
Prosperity, Jan. 24.-We congratu
late our former Prosperityite, Mr. A
H. Kohn, upon his election as a direc
tor in the Columbia Savings Bank anc
Trust company, of Columbia. This in
stitution is one of the third larges1
banking institutions in that city..
Mr. Pat Mitchell has returned tc
Messrs. J. -D. Quattlebaum andl
B. Wise joined Mr. Geo. Langford al
others from Saluda in a fox hunt We
esday night. -
Mrs. A. H. Kohn has returned tc
Columbia after a visit to her aunt
Mrs. E. E. Young.
Mrs. Buck and Miss GroseolosE
have gone to Ehrhardt to spend sev
Mrs. G. W. Harmon and little Mist
Rebecca Harmon are spending thi.
week in Ninety Six.
Mr. J. W. Hartman spent Wednes
day in Columbia.
Mr. I. B. Nates, of Columbia, cam(
up. to attend the funeral of his broth
er-in-law, Mr. J. P. Bowers.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Mathis hav'e re
turned to Abbeville, Ga., after visit
ing the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs
S. M. Mathis.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lathan, of Littli
ountain, were guests at the Wise ho
,Mrs. J. W. Morris and Mr. J. B
Stockman were called to Columbia of
account of the serious illness of thei:
sister, Mrs. Willis Lathrop.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schumpert, o
Kollock, S. C., have, been visiting Mr
and Mrs. B. B. Schumpert.
Mr. G. W. Kinard has moved into hi;
new house in Elm street.
Mr. Hart Kohn has been appointet
as istant secretary and treasurer o
the Carolina Insurance and Casualt:
company, of Columbia. He is in thi
efce with his father, who is secretar;
A few more days of this good weath
*r, with the assistance of the drag
tbat are being put in use all over th
~county, and we will soon have ou
splendid roads againl.
Mr. May, of Elberton, Ga., is visit
jng his brother, Mr. J. L. May.
OUtSE XEARS WILEY VEEDICT.
Rleport Declares Pure Food Exper
- "Not Guilty."
Wasington Jan. 22.-Dr. Harve:
spiracy to evade the law, in a repor
filed with the house +oday by the corn
aittee which conducted an investiga
tion last August into the charges up
oni which President Taft wras asked ti
4ismiss th.e nation's chief chemis
from the government service.
Not only does the committee absolv.
Dr. Wiley from criticism for the em
.ployment of Dr. H-. H. Rusby, of Nes
York, as a government expert at
technical rate of $20 per day, but it at
tacks in no measured terms the whol
!administration of the national pur
food law, and demands of congress ad
tion to change thle method in the de
partment of agriculture by which th
law is now applied.
BY AND FOR WOMEN ONLY.
mKrs. Belmont Plans Newspaper De
'ited Entirely to Fair Sex.
7New York, Jan. 20.-Mrs. Oliver B
1'. Be1lmont said today that she i
91gunning to start a daily newspaper tV
be mnae by women and devote'
outirely to their interests. She de
ldared that women did not; have a fai
-representation in the news of the da:
:snd thought thle time was ripe fo
Swomen to come to the front editorial
Mrs. Belmont's plans have not tak
en definite shape, but she declare<
that she was serious in the mattei
Her ideal, she said, "would 'te a pape
which is not bound .by any financial
political or social obligation to sup
press one bit of news or to alter it
As they say in 'Paris, B.icomn ha:
~been taken from the "pork bagre1."
en :mn Courier.
PAUL HEmUPHIL DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Well Known Lawyer of Chester Passes
Away in Charlotte-Long a Mem
ber of Legislature.
Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 22.-Paul of
Hemphill, of Chester, died at a Char- co
lotte hospital at 12.45 o'clock today, ro
after an illness lasting since Novem- th
ber. He was a man of about 50 years co
of age. He leaves his mother, Mrs. ea
Rachel Hemphill, of Chester, a bro- ra
ther, John Hemphill, for years a mem- m
ber of congress from South Carolina, a
and another brother, Rev. Dr. Charles ta
R.~Hemphill, who is president of the le
Theological seminary at Louisville, st
Ky.; and three children, the oldest .th
boy, John M. Hemphill, living in Ches- ca
ter; the second, a student at the Cita
del, and the youngest child, a little sli
. girl, living with her grandmother. His va
wife, who was Miss Bessie McLure, en
died several years ago. His bro- mE
ther, James Hemphill, died a number- hc
of years ago.
Mr. Hemphill was a graduate of
Princeton and a man of great power
and attainment. As a lawyer he was mE
considered among the most gifted at
the South Carolina bar. He served de
many terms in the South Carolina leg
islature, where he was a power.
The members of his immediate fam
ily have been informed of his death vi
and will arrive in Charlotte tonight. cc
Funeral arrangements have not been fo
made and will not be until his son
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MEDICAL INSPECTION. . ha
Boston America's Leader in Caring se
for Children. TI
To the Editor of The State: to
1 Germany is credited with the first e
f system of medical inspection, of
schools, adopting such a system in
1867. In this country Boston took
the initial step establishing medical
inspection of her schools in 1894, fol
lowing serious epidemics among
school children. That the movement i,
has been successful is shown in thG vi
cfact that 1,285 cities in March 1911, ~
Jhad system of medical inspection, ac- i
-cording to L. P. Ayres of the Russell tr
ASage foundation of New Yorh. The t
general assembly of South Cardlina is
asked to establish this measure for the
benefit of all of her public schools. as
Medical inspection of school chil- i
dren has'two great aims, either in it- s
self an answer to .the questiati, why he
it shbuId be established: 1. From the o
medical standpoinlt. to protect the corn
munity by preventing spre~ad of dis- e
-ease and by encouraging wellbeing. te
-2. From the educational viewpoint, th
-making for the highest possible devel- fo
opment of the individual-.s
A few minutes' thought shows one ty
the need' of medical inspection in our in
schools. There are very few perfect Pi
children; it has been estimated that di
in thea United States the number of
defective school children iconiprises ~
from two-thirds to three-fourths the
entire number, The easiest Way to ol
come in contact with the child is ha
through the school. The parent d.e- r
mands that the school to which he '
sends his child be a place of safety te
and not a clearing house for all the V
contagiouS diseases' of the commtunity.u
The evil of epidemic, the danger' of t
contagious disease demand careful in
quiry into the pupil's illness on the
part of the school; why not continu
ally supervise his general physical
condition and not wait on illness be
fore taking action? Compulsory vac-*
cination, effectual system of quaran
tine are the stepping stones toward
medical inspection-the former the A:
n egative formi of the word, the lat- T
ter the positive. serious epidemics 'T
are not everyday events, minor defectsI
and ailments of children are before ,
s daily. The school whose methods 0
of instruction are determined by a
knowledge of the defective vision, T
d eafness, backwardPess and the sub
normal physical development of its
pupils is able to turn out a better class
of pupils physically and mentally than
a school that has not the advantage of
tis knowledge through failure to em- I
loy a visiting physician.
-Armida Moses-. e
Sumter January 15. I c
IUR MANGLED IN PRIVATE CA
ficials Killed in Wreck on Illino
Central-Threefold Probe is
Centralia, Ill., Jan. 22.-The Sta
Illinois, the coroner of Marit
unty and the Illinois Central Ra'
ad company, itself, today began
ree-fold investigation of the fat
llision on that railroad, in whi<
rly today four men, high in tl
ilroad world, were killed at Kir
indy, 30 miles northeast of here.
private car of wood construction, a
hed to train No. 25, the "New 0
tns Express," four men were :
Lntly killed and four other men
a forward end of the same car e
The four victims of the wreck we
-eping in the rear end of the pi
te car, which was telescoped by t]
gine pulling train No. 3, the-"'Pan
L Express," running fifty miles
James T. Harahan, of Chicago, fo
>r president of the Illinois Centra)
Frank 0. Melcher, second vice pre,
nt of the Rock Island, whose c
E. B. Pierce, general counsel of t'
Eldrige E. Wright, of Memph
::e president of a Rock Island Brid
mpany and a son of Luke E. Wrig]
rmer secretary of war.
Three trainmen also were injure
The heavy engine, drawing a so]
.in of steel sleeping cars, plough
.If way through the private car. T
ur other occupants, Byron B. Cur]
cretary to Vice President Melche
iomas Busbee, local attorney of t
)ck Island at Little Rock, Ark., a
ro negro porters escaped with bru
, but were buried in the debris.
SMITH'S COTTON BILL.
.oposed Method if Regulating Futu
Washington, Jan. 18.-Senatbr E.
nith, today 'introduced a bill pi
ding that each indiOidual, corpoi
>n or exchange engaged in inti
ate. ommrerCe in naaing any cc
act for the futute d1eliey of et
n, saili spedify the gi'Adds edntrk4
fer, the price per pound of t
eade ontracted for,.and such grad
ats contracted for shall be accor
g to the United States governme
andardization and any contract r
eving the specifications here
umerated shall be deemed null a:
iid, iid the. individua,l exchange,
rporation which shall sell or
mpt to sell any such contract i
e future delivery of cotton, not cc
rming to the regulations set fori
tall be deemed, upon conviction, gu
of a misdemeanor and sentenced
iprisonment for three years or
y a fine of $5,000, or both, in t
scretion of the courb.
eeting of County Farmers' Uni<
The next regular monthly meeti
th County Farmers' union Will
ld the first Saturday (3rd) in FW
lary, 1912. This is a very importa
eeting of the union and a full
ndance is earnestiy requested. T
bry life of the organization depen
on our loyalty. Let us have a fl
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Secretary County Farmers' Union.
The following was fished from o
ien those who on pleasure so da
.vented the thing now called gra
id in mother's pocket a bill
iey found, and took it. Oh! so
was so convenient, so quick,
seemed a wonderful trick.
* * * * *
her bills they foun~d, and1 grew rk
ith hands and pockets ful of "sic1
len they quarreled, and it got out,
hat their long quarrel was about.
A Word for Cook.
While Dr. Cook is again in the linm
ht it is remembered that he had t
re to submit his data to those Cc
agen authorities al. Jhat Comma
It. COTTON GINNED TO JAN. 16. I
is 14,510,676 Bales, According to Census S
Bureau Report-South Carolina's
te Washington, Jan. 23.-The vast 1911 d
)n cotton crop of the United States had v
1- been ginned and baled to the extent ii
a of 14,510,676 bales on January 16, ac- c
al cording to the census bureau's report t
h issued today, showing 193,674 bales b
ie were ginned during the period from d
a- January 1 to 15 inclusive. '1
.n Ginneries this season have been a
t- forced to greater activity than ever 6
r- before by the enormous crop. A con
a- siderable quantity remains to be gin- s
in ned before the close of the season. i
s- The exact amount will be made known n
by the census bureau's final ginning
re report March 20, giving figures up to
i- February 28. i
ie Today's ginning report is about 375,- i
a- 000 bales less than the department of
Ln agriculture's estimate of production,
which was 14,885,000 bales of 500 1
pounds gross weight
The census bureau's ninth cotton
r ginning report of the season, showing
the number of running bales, count
ing round as half bales, of cotton of
r the growth of 1911 ginned prior to
Tuesday,. January 16, with compara
ie tive statistics for last year and other
record years, is as -follows:
' United States, 14,510,676 bales, com
pared with 11,253,147 bales last year,
when 97.3 per cent. of the 1910 crop
was ginned prior to January 16; 12,
id 666,203 bales in 1909, when 96.8 per
ad cent of the 1908 crop was ginned, and
ie 12,767,600 bales in 1905, when 94.9 per
cent. of the 1904 crop was ginned.
r; Round bales included were 97,668,
compared with 111,079 bales in the
ad 1910 crop, 146,378 bales in 1909, and
s 232,510 bales in 1908.
Sea island cotton bales included
were 109,592, comp!ared with 86, '4
bales in the 1910 e:rop, 92,1)1 bai"^s in
1909, and 90,287 b.s in 90.
re Ginning for South Caroina, wi!;I
comparative statistics an ti reen
tage of the total crop ginn'A -ir to
D: January 16, last year ai:d i_ othert
o- record crops, followr .
a_ j Paleg, Per Cent.
n-190., .,.. ..1,175,905 97M
190.. . -- - --.1,192,723 98.1
es ANOTHtE AVIATOB KILLED.
nt Inexperienced Airmkma !eebN )eath at
.t Los Ang,eles Mieef.
ad Los Angekes, Jan. 22.-Rutherford
oPage, 24 years old a Yale graduate,
Lt- registered from New York and flying
oras one of the Curtiss aviators, was in
stantly killed when he fell 150 feet
today, on Dominguez field, a f.ew mo
1ments before the clgse of the third
t international aviation meet.
* A MIONUMIENTAL 1isiFF. *
e* (The Felder Book). *
It- (The State).
he Augusta, Ga., Jan. 23.-Col. Thomas
ds B. Felder Was in Augusta yesterday.
il "Will you gd t~o dolumbia and testify
against Gov. Cole. L. Blease if you are
summoned by 'the investigating com
mittee?" was asked him directly.
"Yes, .if the investigating commit
tee sees fit to summonmd
ne "What about that book on Blease
so much talked about? Have you
*printed such a book as you are credit
f,ed with, showing all the dealings of
ft thd resent governor of South Caro-1
1. "No book has been printed, but I
have material that would make a most
interesting book if it should be pub
,'Asked what he thought of the
Blease situation now, he replied:
"He's going to get all that's coming(
to him, good and plenty-before
Col. Felder said he did not think any
e- impeachment proceedings would be ji
Lie started or attempted 'by this legisla- s
p- ture. Of this impeachment matter,
- however, he did not know anything 3
of his own knowledge.
VIOLENT DEATHS IN CREASED.
tatistics for 1910 Given Out by Unit
ed States Census Bureau.
About six persons in every one hun
red thousand in the United States
rere murdered in 1910. This estimate
3 made by Dr. Crossy L. Wickburn
hief statistician of vital statistics of
he census bureau. He attributes to
omicide causes 3,190 of the 48,606
eaths from violence in that yr
'his is at the rate of 5.9 per 100,000
s against 5.6 in 1909, 6.04 in 1908 and
.3 in 1907.
Violent deaths reanlted to 90.3 per
ons out of every 100,000 in 1910, and
i 1909 only 85.8 in the same number
iet death in the same manner.
Railroads killed the greatest num
er and 7,877 deaths are reported from
juries from that service. This is an
crease to 14.6 in every 100,000 popu
ation, over 13.1 in 1909..
Accidental drowning took the nexi
argest number, 4,818 having met
eath in the waters of the United
Flames brought death to 4,182, and
,484 were sacrificed in the mines and
uarries during the year. The streel
ar systems claimed 1,949 victims and
eleterious gases 1,379, the smalles1
'ate since 1906.
Automobiles killed 980 persons, jus
..8 to every 100,000 inhabitants. This
s an increase in rate over 1.2- in 1909
Vehicles, other than trains, stree
ars and automobiles, killed 1,940
?oison in food cause the death of 157
Lnd other poisons brought death tc
L,227. Eighty-nine died from stal
ounds and 558 were buried in land
>lides. Animals killed 50,2.
Thirty-eight persons starved tc
death during the year and excessivE
old killed 254 and the heat 826.
Pennsylvania had the largest num
3er of violent deaths in 1910 'and. Colo
ado the highest late; New York wa:
econd. Vermont repor.ted the small
st number of deaths ii 1910 and Wis
bl~sin had the lowest rate in botl
910 and 1909.
Among the cities of 100,000 popula
on the lumber of violent death:
ere: birmingham 251, Los Angele
80, San Francisco 399, Denver 178
Washington, D. C., 261, Atlanta 171
shicago 2,094, Indianapolis~205, Louis
ille 156, New Orleans 887, Baltimot
141, Boston 646, Detroit 400, Minilea
dls 222, St. Paul 116, Kansas City
5r6., 309, St. Lduis 604, Oniaha, Neb,
127, Jersey City 281, Ne*aid 90Z Buf
ao 411, New York 3,758, in 1910 an<
,430 in 1909, tincinnati 351, Cleve
id 41:1, Pdrtlanid, Ore., 167, Philadel
hia 1,299, Pittsburg 719, Memphi
57, Nashville, Tenni., 110, Richmond
Va., 160, Milwaukee, Wis., 239.
Splt-Log Drag at Work.
The Jalapa road has been dragge
~rom just above Gary's to the railroa4
~rossing, beyond Mr. B. F. Mills
'hose who dragged were Messrs.. S
I. Duncan, Reeder Brooks and H. I
Parr. The road from the railroai
rossing, beyond Mr. Mills' to tow]
us not been dragged.
The above head line is all right. I
efers to Editor E. H. Aull, of thi
fewberry Herald and News, who hai
ecently taken by appointment to fl
.n unexpired term the oflece of count:
;uperintendent of education for New
3erry. From his circular letters t4
:eachers and trustees we quote par
)f a talk to teachers.
The "Three Twins," which comes t<
;he opera house Friday, February 2
or a one night engagement, created
~ensation in New York with its fas
~inating music and g'ood wholesome
,omefy and is positively the hand
~omest costumed company ever senl
Some paragraphers have pulled oil
ome chestnut jokes about Editox
u, 'of the Chester Lantern, resign
g anil a man by the name of Shell
uceerng him. It looks like a very
nutty" problem at any rate, althoug1]
e hate to take a crack at making a
un on th.e change.
SYNOPSIS OF WORK Ur
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE EXPUNGES PART OF
Libel Veto Message Reduced to Two
Paragraphs-Vote More Than
Three to One.
Columbia, Jan. 23.-By a vote of 86
to 26, the house of representatives
adopted the resolution providing that
the greater portion of Governor
Blease's message in defence of his
veto of the libel bill be expunged frou
the Journal of the house.
Only two paragraphs of the message
will be printed in the Journal, as rec
ommended by the house judiciary com
The house today heard real argii '
ments in the consideration of the
committee's report on the libel bilL
veto.' They were the two speeches of
the session to which preparation ~dt
thought had been given. The argn&.
ment of Mr. W. F. Stevenson, of Che'
aw, was one of the best on the floor
of the house.
Another speech on the subject t
day was that of Mi. GeorgeR. Rem.r
bert, who opposed the viewpoint
law previously advanced. Mr.
bert made a legal argument that .,
well done andrclearly presented..'-h' -
positions he took were. presented
good temper and with vigor.
The "libel law" message, as It r #
I called, was real "hot stuff," a e
say in a campaign;,it ripped the ne - 7
papers and newspaper men seier t.
and said a great many biting 1
The house committee reo ende
that the "objections" be. boiled-d? .
to two paragraphs and that the*
ance be expunged from the permaea x
record, or JQurn@L Of the house et
the judieiary committee .furh eg
ommended that the qet be pe QV
the governor's veto.
Stevenson Starts Fight.
Today the fight began by Mr.St
nson taking up the defence of
recommendations - the jadfig
committee, having been designaea .
to do. Mr. Rembert opposed .the
tion of the 00Tmitte9. and
Goeno lease # to th ibe bIf
Antd t'ged theO fight to
riessage int its dfttirdff idit4
Ithat the house had no ce fiC
right to do any prunifng, .a O~
enson held was right, proper and
HOUSE SUSTAflS VETO.
Libel Act Brought to Vote Wednei C
IMorning.-Debate on Neasure
The house voted Wednesday -mor
ing to sustain Gov. Blease's veto o
the libel act The vote was 62 o.1
passing the act and 50 against.doing
so. It required a two-thirds vrh ta
pass the vetoed act The judcay'
committee had recommended that th*
act pass "the veto of the- governor t
the contrary notwithstanding." --
Speaker Smith announced at 12Z
o'clock that the report of the judicli
committee recommending the passagW
of the libel act would be taken,. p>
There was no debat,e on- this report, a
companion report to that debated for
hours Tuesday, recommending, that
the special message accompaingll
rthe vetoed libel act be expunged from
Court to Name Judges.
The bouse adopted the report of
the judiciary committee Wednesda~
morning in regard to leaving the 1p
pontment of special judges In the
hands of the supreme court Instead .
of giving the governor the' power to
do so. -The report was -on messag0
No. 17 in which the governor review -
his controversy 'with tbg suprem
court on the special judge question
and asked the house to take action.
nPORTALNT SENATE KEASUBES.
Orangebrg Liquor Election Bill
An~t-Clgarette Bill-Other less.
Iures of Interest.
Columbia, Jan. 23.-The sent
rushed, over the governor's veto, to
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