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VOLUME L; NUBEII -6. 1'EWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDA1Y, FEBRUARY 23, 1912.TWCAWEK$15AYAR
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS
STILL GRINDING AWAY
BOTH HOUSES NET THURSDAY
AND THURSDAY NIGHT.
Report on Appropriation Bill Was Ex
pected Thursday Night-May Go
to Governor Friday.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 22.-Notwithstanding
the fact that today is Washington's
birthday, and a legal holiday, both
houses of the general assembly were in
session this morning, and will be in
session again tonight.
The free conference committee,
which has had the appropriation bill
since before the recess on Saturday
night, has not yet reported the bill,
but it is thought probably the bill will
be reported tonight.
governor Blease is in Charleston to
day, but will be back in his office to
morrow morning. Should the appro
priation bill be reported by the free
conference committee tonight, it may
go to the governor tomorrow, when
he- will either sign the bill as
:passed or use the veto power.
A number of matters were taken
'up by the two houses today, and a
good many bills received final reading,
or were advanced on the calendar.
It is understood that the committeer
of the house on medical affairs, to
whom was referred the veto of the
governor on the bill providing for
medical inspection of school children,
has agreed upon its report. This re
port has not yet been sent to the
house, but the Daily Record will car
ry a story this afternoon saying that
it is understood that the committee is
evenly divided upon sustaining the
veto-three in favor of sustaining the
"veto, and three against the veto and
-for the passage of the bill over the
v'eto of the governor.
(Elsewhere in The Herald and News
today appears a report of'the proceed
ings of the general assembly on Wed
nnsday night, including the receipt
from the goernor of a mes: age giving
his reasons for approving the ware
LEXINGTON IAkING BID
FOR LUTHERAN C0i LEGE
' as Instituted Campaign to RBise
Funds as Inducement to Secure
NLexingten, Feb. 19.-A "whirlwind
campaign" has beaen launched for se
curing the new Lutheran college fc-r
girls, the establishment of which, at
some point in bouith Carolina is now
a certainty. No stronger committee
--'has ever been placed in charge of any
'und-srtaking than that named to place
the matter before the people of the
town and the county and later to go
before the committee in charge of the
location of the school when it meets
in Columbia March 5, next. This com
mnittee is composed of the following
gentlemen: Rev. T. S. Brown, pastor
.of St. Stephen's Lutheran church; W.
P. Roof, well known merchant, bank
er and cotton mill president; H. N.
Kamin-er, D. F. Efird, Julian P. Meetze
and B. Heber Barre.
Lexington is the logical place for
this college to be located. Lexingtoni
is nearer the centre of Lutheranism
than any other point in South Caro
lina. It is said that between 40 and 50
Lutheran churches are witliin a radius
of 12 miles of the court house, which,;
within itself, should go a long way in
Lexington's favor when the matter
comes up for final action.
It is learned that a large tract of
land, will be offered the college to
gether with several thousand dollars
Central Epworth 'eague will meet
in the Sunday school room Friday
ev.ening at 7.30 o'clock. Mr. V. M.
Fleming, of Greenville, will deliver
-a lecture on Stonewall Jackson. A
cordial invitation is extended to every
- Newberryv Sunbe:ams.
9Those Newberry Sunbeams are such
shiners! Their apportionmet WN
ITE Iy FROM WHjITMIRE.
Sad Death of a Little Girl-Delightful
Valentine Party-Personal Men
Whitmire, Feb. 22.-Mary Magda
lene, the infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Swaner, died at their home
in the mill village on February 14,
and was laid to rest in Duncan's Creek
graveyard the following day.
Mr. S. A. Jeter has returned from a
short trip to Union.
Sheriff M. M. Buford was here Sat
Rev. and Mrs. J. N. Isom, of Clifton,
visited his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hipp,
Mrs. J. S. McCarley gave a delightful
valentine party in honor of her
daughter, Miss Bertha. The house was
beautifully decorated in tinsel and
hearts. Delightful refreshments were
Mr. Raymond Abrams and Miss
Sarah Shannon attended the valentine
party of Miss Bertha McCarley, and
spent the next day visi :' : relatives
Mrs. Coleman Lyles, of Chester, af
ter a pleasant visit to Mrs. J. B. Pitts,
has gone to Carlisle.
Mrs. George E. Cofield and son,
Joseph, of Carlisle, spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cofield.
Mr. James Henderson is attending
court in Union this week.
Mrs. Rudolf Shackleford and the
children left last week for Simpson
ville, where Mr. Shackl-eford has a
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Watson are away
on a short trip to Columbia.
Mr. P. B. Odell has returned from
Atlanta with another lot of mules.
SEARCH FOR MRS. W. H. GREEVER.
Husband and Friends From Colunmia
Aiding Washington Police.
Washington, Feb. 20.-The Rev. W.
H. Greever, of Columbia, S. C.. editor
of the L-utheran Visitor, is in Wash
ington aiding the police in the; search
for his missing wife, who disappeared
last week from the home of Miss
Louise Ryan, a trained nurse of Wash
ington, with whom she had been living
for sevefal months while undergoing
medical treatment for melancholi.
Mr. Greever was accompanied to
Washington by his brother, E. .L.
Greever; by Theodore Brueger, of
Philadelphia, a brother of Mrs. Greev
er, and by Arthur Kohni, of Columbia, a
friend of the family. Up to a late
hour tonight the increased efforts to
locate Mrs. Greever had been unsuc
cessful and there is growing appre
hension. Her three young children
are with relatives in Tazewell, Va.
LEVER'S OLEMARGARINE BILL.
Committee Will Introduce Measure
Prepared by South Carolinian.
Washington, Feb. 20.--The report of
the eleomargarine sub-committee, of
which Mr. Lever, of South Carolina,
is chairman, has been made to the
committee on agriculture in the form
of a bill recently introduced by Rep
resentative Lever, and to which he has
given considErable study.
For a month or more the sub-coin
mittee has held constant sessions-at
the commencement of which Mr. Lev
er's suggestion of open door meetings
was adopted. Both 'the butter people
and the eleomargarine manufacturers
have had occasion to offer suggestions,
and the Lever bill, as reported, has
been augmented by some of these sug
gestins which -the sub-committee has
seen fit to accept.
Mr. Lever in submitting the report
of his sub-committee just what 'the
bill intended to do and occupied more
than an hour and a half in going into
details. He is quite hopeful of a un
animou.s favorable report from the
committee on the 28th instant, the date
set by the committee for final consid
eration of the question.
Card of Thanks.
Editor Herald and News: Please al
low me throvgh the co1uorns or your.
papr to~ n:. ~>. y thanks to all
thoe ec kindTh ke- thie sad ti
MATTERS OF INTEREST the
IN PROSPERITY TON ma
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY FIT- Yo,
TINGLY OBSERVED THURSDAY. I
Miss Erin Kohn Talks to Her Former
Pupils.-Othier Items of News- the
Personal Mention. sen
Prosperity, Feb. 22.-The patriotic
exercises held in honor of Washington .
at the school house Thursday were
quite up to their usual high standard. Sul
Many parents and friends listened Nat
with pleasure to the songs and stories
rendered by the children. Though the Gr(
theme of the afternoon was not new, day
the way in which it was handled made
it more than usually interesting. The re
teachers deserve a great deal of credit
for their painstaking effort. Prof. Der- fro
rick, of Newberry college, added great
ly to the occasion by his thoughtful
talk on "The Life of Washington." m
This address was planned expecially of
for smll children, and it did not fall her
upon deaf ears as was evidenced by
the undivided attention which they
gave. On today the ,children will en
joy a holiday. Mr
Miss Erin Kohn, who has recently
returned from Teachers' college, Co- ed
lumbia university, where shi s been
taking a special courpe im and Shi
music, was cordially welco -at the Jar
Prosperity high school onnday,
where she very interestingly spoke to car
her former pupils and touched on the
following subject: First she contrast- of
ed the children of New York city
with Southern children, then told of 2.
her visit to Ellis Island. Told all
about how immigrants are treated at ver
Uncle Sam's free hotel, how future
American citizens look upon their ar- ed,
rival; how long it takes them to take
on properous American air. How they we
are sent to their destinations or taken but
in tc v by their friends, who have pre- per
ceded them to this land of the free, is
so full of promise to those of Europe con
who are denied the privilege of a re
On Sunday last the sad news reach
ed the city that Mrs. Caroline Cook Hih
had answered the summons to a high
er court. For a number of years Mrs.
Cook had been partially blind, but .J
this affliction only serVed to lend ad- afti
ditional amiability to her disposition cori
and to endear her to her neighbors. Da
Her patience and ch.eerfulness made Gul
her an object lesson for miles around. the
She made her home with her son, Mr. ers
Ben Cook. The funeral services were latt
held Monday afternoon at Colony lar
church, and many sorrowing friends eac
from far and near came to pay a last six1
tribute of respect to her memory. dell
Miss Mary Lou Moore, of Lexington, ~
is visiting Mrs. G. S. Rikard. "
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wis-e spent Mon- suc
day in Columbia. gra
Miss Hattie Groseclose has return
ed from a short visit to Mrs. J. E.
Hunter at Clemson college. lar
Mr. C. M. Harmon is spending a ll
few days with his parents at Ninety'fo
Six. . a
Mr. Walter Wise spent the week- Lot
end in Charlotte, N. C., with friends. Gill
Prof. Herbert Langford, of Wofford Vir
colege,sspent Saturday and Sunday
with the home folks. vot
Mrs. I. S. Caldwell and son, Erskine, eve
left Tu.esday for Tampa, Fla. - mo
.Mrs. Joe Hartman has as her guestSt
Mrs. Bushnell Miller, of the Mt. Pil- tioI
Mr. Fred Schumpert, Jr., of Dallas, nor
Texas, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. W. A.le
Mr. W. B. Wise, of Little Mountain,
was a business visitor in town Mon
Mr. L. A. Black left Thursday for
New York and Baltimore to buy his
spring stock of goods.
Miss Lahlage Wheeler and Master Taf
Corday and little Miss Lee Ray ins
Counts spent the week-end in New
berry with relatives. tice
Mr. WV. H. Bell has returned to cou
Staunton, Va., after spending the win- I
ter with his sister, Mrs. 1. S. Caldwell. wit
Misses Mary Langford and M 9,
Willias spent the W'eek-end at home, mit
rturning on Monday to the Columbiawi
Miss Georgia Sa.ber, of Peak, has S
Ir. E. S. Hartman, of Atlanta, is
guest of his father, Mr. J. W. Hart
ir. Hal Kohn, of Columbia, spent
iday with his aunt, Mrs. E. E.
)r. P. D. Simpson has gone to Bal
.ore for a w-eek's stay. MI
tev. McCowan, of Due West, filled the
A. R. P. pulpit Sunday ,in the ab- Pr
ce of their pastor, Rev. I. S. Cald- sei
irs. J. C. Singley, of Route No. 3, is gir
iting her sister in Chapin.
fr. Ira B. Nates, of Columbia, spent chi
iday with his father, Mr. A. A. 'th
)r. R. B. Epting has returned to
enwood, after spending a few
's with his sister, Mrs. G. M. Able. Lif
r. Boggs, of Clemson college, was en
istered at the Wise hotel Sunday. clc
fr. J. W. Hartman has returned Se
m a short stay in Columbia.
Ire. M. C. Morris is visiting her
ther in Lykesland.
irs. 0. B. Shearouse and children,
Little Mountain, are the guests of
brother, Mr. L. A. Black.
fr. A. B. Wise made a business tripe
rs. J. L. Wise has as her guest
;. Charlie Purcell, of Newberry. Un
fr. S. Lee Boomer. has been appoint- U
rural carrier for Route No. 5, to
the vacancy made by Mr. T. L. da
Maly, who went out of the service
fr. B. T. Young, regular substitute Le
rier, is supplying Route No. 4.
prosperity will hav!e one solid week
'un as the Weider Amusement com
Ly is coming February 26 to March of
'he inhabitants of Prosperity were
y much alarmed at the high winds,
ecially when the fire whistle sound
calling out the citizens to a fire
Wednesday night. Howev'er, they
re gratified to find it was not a fire,
only the smoke stack of the Pros
ity Oil mill had blown down. This
a very large stack and enails a an
tsiderable loss to the oil mlil.
TO VOTE FOR CLARKi. isl
i;souri Delegation to Support Fa
orite Son. tic
oplin, Mo., Feb. 20.-After an all- gu
arnoon fight on the floor of the jtic
evention, caused by the effort of rel
vid A. Ball. a candcidate for the qu
bernatorial roman.':tion to oppose cie
program agreed on by party lead
,the Democratic State convention of
today elected eight delegates at Te
e to the Eal imore convention, im
Ii with half a vote. Each of the du
been congressional districts chose Tb
egates to Baltimore.io
all's fight to stop what he termed Co
g rule" and "Cannonism" was un- tai
cessful and the prearranged pro- hu
*m went through. . cis
The Delegation. leg
'he makeup of the delegation at otl
e follows: Unitecd States Senators
. J. Stone and James A. Reed; de
nmer Governors A. M. Dockery, of jm
latin; Lon V. Stephens, of St.
is, and David R. Fra'ncis, of St.
is; Win. T. Kemper, Kansas City;
bert S. Barbee, Joplin, and Judge Fr
gil Rule, of St. Louis.
'he delegation was instructed to
e for Champ Clark for president o.n
ry ballot taken before the Balti- int
re convention. Edward F. Goltra, ma
Louis, was reelected by acclama- an
1 as national committeeman from me
~souri. In a speech acceptin.g the wc
nination Mr. Goltra pledged his al
lance to Mr. Clark's candidacy. ab'
N ESNEW JERSEY MN
sident Taft Nominates Chancellor oti
Pitney for Associate Justice.
Vashington, Feb. 19.-President th
t today sent to the senate the nom
tion of Chancellor Mahlon Pitney u
ew Jersey to be an associate jus
of the United States supreme q
n executive session the senate
bout discussion referred Chancel
Pitney's nomination to the comn-a
tze on judiciary, which pro6ably Mr
I make a report next Monday.
ubscrbe to The Herald and NewA 215
pare "r"ts th news while
WEEK OF PRAYER.
nman's Home and Foreign Mission
ary Society of Lutheran Church
to Hold Week of Prayer.
Che Woman's Home and Foreign
ssionary society of the Church of
Redeemer will hold their week of Th
yer and self-denial for missions
vices at the home of Mrs. E. R.
pp at 4 o'clock each afternoon, be
ining with Monday, February 26.
rhe entire lady membership of the wa
irch is earnestly invtced to attend m
se services. wr
Copic-"The Fast Accepted by God. ha:
ted burdens, loosened bands, brok- tio:
yokes, the hungry fed, the naked of.
thed." Isaiah 58:1-12. Leader, Mrs. eni
Copic-"With Christ in the School ar
Prayer"-Leader, Mrs. Jno. Sum. est
Copic-"Giving Our Best. Mary's cer
morial, the Broken Alabaster Box" :
.eader, Mrs. Blackwelder. or
opic-"A Finished Redemption: an aft
finished Task." (Special meeting Ii sC
ich the young people and children ho
asked to join). Leader, young la- sta
Copic-"Tests of Discipleship"
ader, Mrs. Mayes.
Public meeting at the church at 7.30 Ha
lock. Address by Mrs. E. C. Cronk, sp:
VITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. fia
ited States Supreme Court Can't Cr
Bar Them-Question Purely cai
vashington, Feb. 19.-Only congress, fri
d not the supreme court of the to
ited States, may object to the ini- tin
tie and referendum method of leg- ah,
ation' in the State, so the court itself wa
ided today. tio
hat tribunal held that the ques
n of whether a State still maintain- col
the republican form of government pe:
aranteed by the~ federa,1 constitu- the
after it adopted the initiatiye and jus
erendum method was a political ma
~stion for congress and not a judi- .,
.1 one for the courts. an'
rhe decision was based on the claim pr~
the Pacific States Telephone and
egraph company that a tax upon it, arn
posed by the initiativ'e and refer'en- me
n in Oregon, was unconstitutional. og
initiative and referendum provis- of
s in Missouri, California, Arkansas, of
orado, South Dakota, UJtah, Mon- lizi
La, Oklahoma, Maine and Arizona the
rig in the balance. An adverse de- pe]
o i would have affected proposed des
slatinn of that character in many
Thief Justice White announced the
~ision of the court. None of the Wi
DUTY ON SILK STOCKINGS.
e Sugar May Mean Duty on Lux- poi
uries to Supply Revenue. the
V,ashigton, Feb. 20.-The ways and nig
ans committee intends to try to wij
ke the wearers of silk stockings .me
I other expensive imported clothing tel
ke up for the duties the government on
uld lose by free sugar. I
ugar on the free list would keep frc
ut $60,000,000 a year out of the inlg
asury. On Saturday the committee I
l consider taking the duty off sug- an<
and putting It on stockings and sn<(
er fancy things. eai
Thairman Underwood says a sugar 9
Iwill be reported in a few weeks, C
ugh its terms have not been agreed
n. How to raise the revenue which roc
.1 be lost has put the committee in a W1
Death of Mrs. Folger.ye
wlrs. A. R. N. Folger continues ill
her home here. Her daughters, ~
s. Higgins, of Easley, and Mrs.
ve!1, of Newberry, are at her bed- aft
e.-Seneca cor. Keowee Courier,
t. '~r 2' ecn~a tno,
INDS DRIVE FLAMES
ON PATH OF RAVAGE
5ASTROUS FIRE SWEEPE HOUS
ousand Homeless-Suffer Sting of
Cold, Homes Having Been De
iouston, Texas, Feb. 21.-In the
ke of the most most destructive fire
the history of Houston, smouldering.
ckage tonight covers an area about
y and a half miles in length and
-ying in width from 200 yards to
,f a mile, in the northeastern see
: of: the city. More than a dozen
the city's most important industrial
erprises are in ruins; 200 or more
ellings and store buildings are in
Les and approximately 1,000 persons
homeless. The most conservative
imates is that the monetary loss
1 reach at least $7,000,000. The in
ance carried will not exceed 40 per
t. No casualties attended the fire.
uffalo bayou, a marrow coffee col
d stream, was the scene of the bat
royal against the flames.. Here,
er the fire had swept on, with'
~rcely a semblance of control, four.
irs, the firemen made a desperate
nd, and although the fire leaped
bayou at places, the conflagration
['he fire started early this morning
a two-story frame structure near
rdy and Ohelouses streets,- and
ead to a feed store. Then it jump
simultaneously to three more frame
irding houses and the roar of the
nes on a 35-mile northwest wind
an to be ominous. The Star and
scent hotel, a brick structure, next
Prom that moment the fire seemed
rond control. Driving ahead with
ghtful rapidity, it swayed from side
side and tongues of sparks some
ies seemed to reach out three-blocks
sad; all the time eating steadily to
rd the more thickly populated sec
n of the city across Buffalo bayou.
.t times bolts of flame would be
ne detached, lighting on houses
haps two blocks distant and firing
m. A score of times women had
,t time to seize their babies and dash
dly to the streets.
EVith hundreds it was a -race for life,
i these made no effort to save
ts the flames adynnced a perfect
ny of night-clothes clad men, wo
n and children formed and dashed
and on, being driven from the place
refuge to another by the progress
the flames. Cool heads, finally rea
ng the danger, assumned charge of
situation, ansl in a short time com
ldeflaes. to go to the rear of the
BLIZZARD IN SOUTHWEST.
d, 70 to 80 Miles, Works Great
DamageSnow Sleet and Rain.
)allas, Texas, Feb. 20.-Ushered by
wind storm, varying at different
nts from 90 to 70 miles an hour,
most severe blizzard of the win
is general over the Southwest to
hlt. Railroad traffic is demoralized,
-e communication is hampered and
agre reports from outlying districts
t of damage to property and cattle.
n North Texas the t,emperature fell
m 70 degrees this morning to freez
n the Panhandle section of Texas
i Oklahoma, rain and sleet and
w fell during the afternoon and
ly tonight The snowfall was re
'ted to have reached a depth of four
hes, with thie storm at its height.
Lt Hobart, Okla., buildings were un
ifed by the storm and glass stare
Death Near Whitmire.
frs. Mary Kahn, aged about 65
.rs, died at her home at the Robert
place, five miles this side of Whit
-e, c.n Tucsday afternoon, and was
-ingj :s. !;eenwood on 'Weresday
arnoon. She was a widow anci
ther of 11 children.
Iow is the time~ to mLuscribe te
- Hrald and News.