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VOLUX UM1, N1Th[BER 9. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAT, JANUARY 30, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
THE LEGISLATIVE MILL
GRINDING VERY SLOWLY
HOUSE FACED A "NO QUORUM"
AFTER CHARLESTON TRIP.
Bill For Revision of School Laws Kill
ed in the Hoase.-Other Busi
The general assembly took a trip
to Charleston on Friday to inspect the
Citadel; on Saturday the senate did
not meet and the house, which was
scheduled to meet to take up uncon
tested matters, did not have a quorum;
so that very little work has been done
during the past several days.
The house of representatives on
Thursday indefinitely postponed,
which means it killed, the bill report
ed last year by the educational com
mission appointed to revise the school
laws of the State and to submit the re
vision to the general assembly for ac
tion. The house also killed the bill
'looking to local levies such as might
be necessary instead of the constitu
tional three-mill tax. These educa
tional measures provoked a great deal
of discussion, and were vigorously de
In the senate on Thursday after
noon Senator Appeit objected to pass
ing the anti-racing bill to third read
ing in the absence of Senator Sinkler,
of Charleston, and urged that the
matter be put off until his return. I
Senator Carlisle wanted to pass the I
bill to third reading, but this Mr. Ap
pelt opposed. Senator Young asked
that the bill be not considered that
afternoon, in view of the fact that the
legislature would be the guests of the
people of Charleston on Friday, and
he thought the propriety of the occa
sion demanded that the bill go over.
Senator Carlisle stated he did not
want to push the matter if the senate
did not think itself ready and consent
ed to a motion to adjourn debate on
the measure until Monday, immed
iately after third reading bills. At
that hour the fight was expected to
open and rage fiercely, for the oppo
iients of the measure, it is said, will
contest eviery inch of ground and be
fore it reaches third reading a battle
royal will be fought and the whole1
Sracing situation discus'sed.
The senate has passed to a third
reading the nurses' bill and the bill
Sto provide for a system of medical ex
-aniination for school children. On
both these measures there was consid
erable debate, especially the~ nurses'
bill. This bill, which is by Sena'or
Black, is to grant to the graduates of
the State Hospital for the Insane the
same rights and privileges of n:urses
graduating from other inteutione or
hospitals. The Nurses' assocmtion1, at
a meeting in Columbia fair week.
passed a resolution providing for a
measure which would require the
nurses graduating from the State
Hospital to take a six months' course
in some other nurses' school before
they would be eligible to stand the ex
'anm'iation for -admittance as gradu'ate1
. Question o~f No Qnorunu.
When t'he senate ado;ioee dif
Thursday it adjourned1 to meet onl
Mionday, but some of the members of
the house wanted to work ou Satur
day to take up uncoatestr.1 matters
Saturday morning saw a most re
markable and significant situation.
For an hour or two members waited
for a quorum, that is, for a majority
of the members, but it did not appear,
and 'could not constructively be held to
be present. A roll call showed sixty
one members present. After the doors
hadbeeni closed, and as each later com
er arrived, his name was added to
The house started out with a small'
attendanice, and transacted formal
business, such as the introduction of
new bills, hearing reports and the like
and then when the wheels of legisla
- tion were to have heen rezularly start
ed, Mr. D. H. Magill called attention
to the lack of a anorum. When the
house pajouirned to zo to Charleston,
iEWBERRINS IN GAY
LITTLE OL) NEW YOR
They Pine as Guests of the XI]
Club, and Do Many, 3fany Other
(By Miss Erin Kohn).
519 West 121st St., New York City.
It has been such a long time sinc
we have tried to engage the atter
tion of The Herald and News reader
that we have almost forgotten whz
it means to try to make copy. Neve2
theless, since we have somethin
really interesting to write about, w
can't refrain from stealing a whil
away from work in order to have
word or two with our old friends.
We might preface our letter with
remark upon an original subject-th
weather-the past-zero weather-w
are enjoying, the icy pavements an
the North Pole breeze that comes tear
ing over the city via the Hudson, bu
we won't, for, from all accounts Ne's
York city is not the only place on th
map that is suffering from an indis
position caused by being under to
To come to the point-it is of two
well, we shall call them Newberrian
for lack of a better name-that w
wish to talk. As every one know
Col. Jno. F. Hobbs, an alumnus o
whom Newberry college is justl:
proud, is very popular and influentia
in various circles here. When h,
turns his face away from the "Cater
er's" editorial office it is sometimes ti
visit and advise with the XIII club
of which he is a prominent membe:
and office-holder, and one, than whon
there is no better connoisseur o
things gastronomic in the city, as thi
club has time and time again showi
by making him chairman of all thei:
All who have had the pleasure o
being at the home of Dr. and Mrs
Hobbs come away- f<eling they hav
never been more graciously receive(
or delightfully entertained and tha
they are glad that right in the hear
of this throbbing, over-flowing cit3
there is a little spot of the old Pal
metto State to which they may com<
at any time and find a welcome. WE
re not the only South Carolinian wh<
as received hospitality at their hands
oth at home and abroad, or rather oi
Broadway. There were several other:
esides ourselves who had the hon
rable pleasure, as Togo says, of sit
ing as guests at the table over whict
Vrs. Hobbs presided at the XIII club's
nnual ladies' dinner on Saturda3
vening. This thirteen course ban
uet was held in the gorgeous Egyp
ian room of the famous Louis Martir
afe, and among the twelve times
hirteen who were present were Dr
Iarms, of Newberry, Miss Willie Dan
jel, of Columbia college, and your for
ner Prosperity correspondent.
We have not time to dwell upon the
ights, music, decorations, viands, fa
ors and such things that added tc
the entertainment, for there was at
mbarrassment of riches along othei
ines' that will appeal more to those
ho did not have the privilege of car
rying their appetities to this feast.
After the festive meal was over the
officers were enstalled and the toast'
aking began. The subjects for th4
vening were timely as they bore upor
superstition and leap year. The mis
sion of the XIII club is to assist ir
the overthrow of superstition-ani
s the members are chiefly timorout
achelors-the chosen captions were
Dorothy Dix with all her charm o:
diction, wit, and humor was the firs
speaker introduced. Her remark(
bout woman's having only a vet<
power in the choice of a husband, anc
taving to take anything or any one 01
the matrimonial bargain counter o:
in the same grab-bag that might bi
left there for her, were received wit!
much laughter and applause. Shi
further advocated a reversal of the
usual order of procedure in popping
the question, in view of the fact tha
the woman is ten times more marrie<
than the man, and suggested that i
woman were allowed to pick ani
choose as man is allowed, withou
having Dame Grundy's sayings sh
had n ade a hurdle of convention, dif
nity and propriety, the divorce evi
would be eliminated and Reno blot
ted c+- the fa of the ear1: as a re
sort for would-be divorcees.
k Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCardel, or rath
er the .Jarr family, were also present.
I The former made a few facetious re
marks about current superstitions
and added much to the occasion.
Mr. Jarr was followed by Col. Hobbs
who was the mainspring of the even
ing's pleasure and profit, and the man
e whose hand all wished to grasp, for
t- to him was given the credit for plan
s ning and carrying to a successful
t consummation an occasion that will
linger long in the memories of the
g participants. We will not dwell at
e length upon his speech, for, as usual,
e it was clever, short and to-the-point.
a The surprise" of the evening, both
to the speaker and the guests, was
a sprung when Mr. McAdam, the toast
e master, rose and announced that
e there was present the president of a
leading Southern college that stood
for everything a college should stand
t for, and called for a speech from Dr.
J. Henry Harms. We have always
e considered Dr. Harms a most happy
. speaker and his remarks on this oc
y casion only added to the previous im
pression. He spiced his remarks with
a telling joke or two and then spoke
seriously and learnedly upon "Super
stition." No speaker was more at
tentively listened to-or greeted with
s greater applause. As he sat down
Mr. Abarbanelli, an editor of wide re
pute rose and thanked Dr. Harms in
no uncertain terms for the thoughts
he left with the club. At the close of
the speech-making Col. Hobbs' table
was surrounded by members and
guests, among them Dorothy Dix, eag
er to express their appreciation.
We were also glad to learn that Dr.
Harms' stay in Washington promises
to result in much good for the col
lege, and we trust he will be even
more successful in his interviews here
during this week and that he may
return home with his task accomplish
ed to his entire satisfaction.
A poet, I believe it was Riley, said
"The world is so full of a number of
I'm sure we should all be as happy
This might be narrowed down tof
New York city, for in reality, it is so
full of things .of all kinds- that we
fain would write of some of them had
we the mental energy necessary to
making a choice, however, we shall'
refrain, "to be continued in our next,"
mayhpp. Is it too late in the year to
add a good wish or two-or are they
always in order? The latter, we hope,
for we would like to pass on a wish
that came to us earlier in the year:
"May every morning seem to say
There's something happy on the way
And God sends love to you!"
TO SECU'RE PLEDGES.
Committees Named for Each Town
ship to Secure Pledges as to Re
duction of Acreage.
To the Farmers of Newberry County:
The undersigned appointed by Mr.
J. G. Anderson to carry out the Rock
Hill plan in this county for the re
duction of the cotton acreage and the
Quantity of fertilizers for this year
hav.e already secured1 some funds for
this object and we ha7e selected can
vassers for each township, according
to the size of the township and the
population. We desire to put these
canvassers in the fiild at once and
have them make a howi to house can
vass, so that we can finish the work
by Saturday, February 3.
These canvassers will have to be
paid for their work, and we have es
timated this cost will be about $200.
LOf this amount we have already col
lected about $120. in a p,artial canvass
Sof the city of Newbe1rry and a few
farmers. To raise the estimated bal
Sance we have instructed our canvass
ers to as they proceed in their
; work throughout the county to ask
t each one for a contribution. Please
i do not turn a deaf ear to their re
f quest. The work is as much yours as
l anybody else's.
t A report -of each contributor and
the amount contributed will be
- promptly forwarded every day to B.
I C. Matthews, chairman of the commit
- tee and by him given to the county
-aprs fo pnbication as he has done
Th'ere is no need to make any ex
tended argument on your duty in the
matter. The Rock Hill plan has been
approved by the governors of all the
cotton growing States and by leading
business men and farmers everywhere.
It calls for a reduction in the cotton
acreage and an increase in the acre
age in other farm products. When the
farmers of the South make too much
cotton for immediate use and throw
that cotton on the markets in utter
disregard of and violation of all the
laws of trade and business methods
we much expect to suffer. When we
get $300,000,000 less for a 15,000,000
bale crop than we do for a 12,000,000
crop, there is something wrog some,
where. It is estimated we are produc
ing 3,000,000 more bales and receiving
$300,000,000 less for it-a sad object
lesson on the Southern farmer's folly
and business sense. Let us be wiser
in the future.
By concert of action and unanimity
of purpose in this important work we
can help the farmers of the South and
all other interests; by indifference and
fault-finding and useless criticism of
the plan or of our leaders, we can
crush the hopes and enthusiasm of-our
people, demoralize our farmers and
destroy ;a scheme that promises so
We thank our friends for the assis
tance and encouragement already giv
en to the committee and the cause,
and we earnestly beg the people of
the county to continue to do them
selves proud in this crucial moment.
Remember it is only by concert of
action, by a strong pull and a pull all
together that we can accomplish sat
isfactory results and place Newberry
county in the front ranks in this great
movement for the betterment of all
B. C. Matthews,
W. C. Brown,
W. E. Wallace,
Committee for Newberry County.
List of Canvassers.
No. 1 Township-Mr. J. B. O'Neall
No. 2 Township-Mr. W. E. Neel,
Prosperity, R. F. D.
No. 2 and 3 Townships-Mr. J. A.
Sease, Newberry, R. i. D.
No. 4 Township--Mr. T. E. Chand
ler, Newberry, R. F. D.
No. 4 Township-Mr. C. M. Folk,
ewberry, R. F. D.
No. 5 Township-Mr. .J W. Epting,
ewberry, R. F. D.
No. 6 Township-Mr. W. 0. Pitts,
ewberry, R. F. D. 1.
No. 7 Township-Mr. Lawson Fel
lers, Old Town..
No. 8 Township-Mr. J. P. Boulware,
ewberry, R. F. D.
No. 8 Township--Mr. J. C. Blair,
Silverstreet, R. F. D.I
No. 9 Township-Mr. Vr. 7. C'ald
No. 9 Township-Mr. Pat !.. WVise:
Prosperity, R. F. D). 1.
No. 10 Township-Mr. WV. P Counts
No. 11 Township-Mr. Colin L.
lIpIortant Instructions to Canvassers.
1. In every case of a man signing
for reduction fill out both blanks
showing number of acres planted last
year and number he will plant this
year. His pledge is no good other
wise. Don't put down how much he
will plant "to the plow.'' That gives
o information to those .not knowing
w many plows lhe's going to run.
2. Report the names and addresses
of -those declining to sig,n to the coun
3. Get each planter to sign up for as
much reduction .as possible. To
strengthen prices it will be necessary
to have an actual reduction of acreage
and the more reduction the better.
4. Report to your county chairman
the names of those who pledge them
selves individually to reduce, and who
will then rent or share-Crop their land
to others who will plant it in cotton.
To beat the bears in this fight there
must be no beating the devil around
the bush. Real reduction is neces
5. Let the pledge blank when you
send it in show in' the case of every!
signer how many acres he planted
last year and how man?y he will plant
this year. If he signs to p)lant the
same, or more, let Jth. apor.
ever cottn grower in your territory.
REPRESENTATIVE OF DR. KNAPP. -
Mr. W. W. Long, of Federal Depart
ment, Gratified in Start of New
berry Boys' Corn Club.
Mr. W. W. Long, of the department
at Washington, representative of Dr.
Knapp, who was in Newberry. on Sat
urday afternoon, expressed his grati
fication in the successful start of the
Newberry county Boys' Corn club.
"The department of agriculture at
Washington," he said "appreciates that
something must be done to keep the
country boy on the farm. This can
only be accomplished by making the
farm profitable and the home attrac
tive. The great fundamental princi- 9
ple involved in making our Southern
farms profitable and our homes at
tractive is soil building, for it is from
the soil that our revenue is to be de
rived. Therefore the country boy
must be able to perform in the most
economical way, actual work, and have
some practical and scientific knowl
edge of the soil and its needs.
"The teaching of this scientific and
practical agriculture, mast begin in r
the early life of the boy. Therefore, a
one of the objects in organizing the
Boys' Corn clubs was for the purpose f
of giving the rural teacher a simple n
and easy method of teaching practical
"Corn was selected for demonstra- r
tion because it is a plant that can be c
profitably produced in nearly all parts u
of the United States. Further, the
boys have a common knowledge of it,
and the lessons seem easy. Such are
some of the objects of the Boys' Corn
clubs and the farmers' co-operative
"In order to obtain the best results, t
it is not only neoessary to get the
boys to unite their efforts, but it is
also essential that other vital forces
in the county co-operate. One of the
strong features about the demonstra
ion work is that it is co-operative. So, ,
in the boys' department, it is abso
lutely necessary that the county sup- t]
rintendent of education and teachers,
the demonstration agents, the busi
aess men, the newspapers and the par
ants shall give all the aid and support
"One of the great factors in bring
ng the great national corn show to ci
outh Carolina was the work of the t
ittle boy, Jerry Moore, in the year si
L910. For some reason, the interest
n the boys' work in 1911 has decreas-"
d in South Carolina and this State t<
as failed to make its usual good di
howing. We are especially anxious e
nd strenuous efforts ar.e being; made, al
LO revive the interest, so that the s
~reat record of Jerry Moore may be 1;
~xceeded, and that fact given to the $,
housands of visitors who will come ei
.nto the State to visit the great na- ci
ional corn show at Columbia, Janu- a:
ry 27 to February 9, 1913. t
"It can be seen at once just what c
his means to all interests, in the a
D. A. Dickert Chapter.
The D. A. Dickert chapter, Children
f the Confederacy, will meet on Sat
irday afternoon,. February 3 , at 4~ c
'clock at -the residence of Mrs. J. D.
,heeler. All who 'have not paid dues
(10 cents) for 1912 will please come t
~repared to pay same.1~Myr
The Commercial Bank. t
The Commercial bank makes a
strong showing in its advertisements
.n this issue of The Herald and News.
'his advertisement will well repay aS
"A Howling Success."
That is the way Mimnaugh describes a:
he progress of his big annual Janu- ti
.ry sale. The buying public have been h
:aking advantage of the great bar- $
rains offered, and have been crowding
is store. The sale is now in full S
last. See his announcement in this ii
ssue of The Herald and News. a:
et as many namezs as possible. The ti
le:1:a f the biz planlters are the P
'nost. imnortant, though the small ones n:
re vital also, as they count so much a1
ecaet are o numerous. .rc
MINDING-UP OF STATE
DISPENSARY ABOUT DONE
O]ISSION REVIEWS WHOLE
SITUATION IN DETAIL.
E eport Shows Small Amount Receir
ed by State on "Graft" Account,
After Paying Felder's Fees.
That the State Dispensary Commis
ion appointed by Goviernor Blease has
Lbout concluded the work of winding
tp the affairs of the old State dispen
ary, is shown by the annual report
f the commission, submitted to the
;overnor, and by him transmitted to
he legislature. "There are still out
tanding a few additional claims
gainsit the commission," says the re
ort, "which have been presented.
'hese will be paid within the next
ew days, and the commission will
hen turn over to the State treasurer
he amount left on hand, with the ex
eption of a small amount retained by
he commission for contingent expen
es." Again, says the commission, ia
eferring to claims turned over to it,
fter discussing the status of the
laims: "The commission has, there
Dre, concluded that all of the above
zentioned claims should be closed
ut, with the exception of that of the
tichland Distilling company, which is
ow in process of adjustment . and
hich we had hoped would be closed
p before this report to you."
It would seem that these two para
yraphs mean that the commission has
bout concluded the whole arduous
rork of the winding up of the affairs
f the old State dispensary.
Some figures which will be revela
ions to those who have not studied
he situation closely, are given in the
eport of the commission. These fig
res show the small amount received
y the State after paying the enor
louse fees to Felder, on the so-called
graft" accounts. The figures sum
iarizing the whole situation, since
he beginning of the winding up of the
ffairs of the State dispensary, are
ere reproduced. The present . com
ission is composed of James Stack
ouse, J. V. Wallace, Fred. H. Domi
ick, Thos. F. Brantley, and E. M.
'homson. In reviewing the financial
ondition, since the inauguration of
ie winding-up matters, the comm-is
We append to this report as Exhibit
A." a statement of the assets found
> be on hand belonging to the State
spensary on Februarv 16, 19 17, so
-hich is added all other additional
ssets received by the forme~r comIuuIs
:on, making the total to be $1,365,
53.94. The discounts amounting to
3,559.44, included and added in this
atement, were made by the Ameri
m Audit company and ranged in
mounts from four per cent. to thirty
ire's and one-third per cent., on ac
>unt of depreciation of stock, unsale
ble goods, etc. The real estate, list
at $57,073.31, is now in the hands
E the State sinking fund commission.
Exhibit "B" is a statement of the
ash received by the former commis
lon, which aggregated $1,091,338.86.
shows the total amount of cash re
eived from' sale of stock, supplies,
tc., to be $857,702.40.
Of the amounts received in cash,
1ere was placed in thse hands of the
yrmer commission upon their organi
ation, or a short while thereafter, the
im of $209,518.16, which consisted
$129,218.07 in the hands of the State
easurer, and $80,300.09 collected from
ie county dispensaries and exdispen
ers and accountS, both of which
mounts had been earned by the old
tate dispensary,and practically the
itire amount was in hand in cash.
The former commission received ats
tterest on deposits and accounts $60,
)3.74, and this amount, added to the
mounts received from the State
'easurer and county dispensaries, as
ertofore shown, makes a total~ of
There has been turned over to the
tate treasurer by the former comn
tission $372,363.75 (see Exhibit "C")
rid to the present commission $28,
17.95 and $4.12 deposited in the Na
onal Loan and Exchange Bank and
almetto National Bank, respectively,
taking a net total of all cash on hand
Sthe beginning and that which was
-eve therafter, from all sources