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Entered at the Postoffice
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, LlJilUK.
Tuesday, March 1^, 1912.
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as entirely satisfactory to Th^ Herald
and News and we hope it is to the
The split log drag in the country
ehrmi/i ha wnprntislv used during the
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sunshine we are having at the beginning
of this week. The farmers will
begin hauling their fertilizers, and as
the road dries if it is properly dragged
it will soon pack into a passable thoroughfare.
The floods and high waters in Newterry
county for the past week have
done considerable damage to the
bridges of the county and will put the
county in a much more deplorable
plight financially than it has been.
These visitations, however, can not be
helped and the only way to do is to
j?o to work and repair the damage.
The city officials should get busy on
the main thoroughfares and use the j
split log drag or something else. |
Only Sunday afternoon in one of the 1
main streets of the city we saw a!
buggy with only two small girls in it,:
and a fairly good horse pulling it, j
which had to be rested every few feet,
and then it was a hard struggle for
the horse to manage to get the buggy,
through the thick and heavy mud.
Up to this time the income of Clem-1
son college from the privilege tax is i
fn ha ahnnf ?100 000 htPhind
what it was last year. In the next'
few days, however, the farmers will j
begin to move fertilizers, and the in
come will increase very rapidly. It is
hoped, however, that the farmers will <
6tick to their pledges and reduce the
amount of fertilizers used this year.
Such a reduction will not materially'.
affect Clemson college.
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years, unless Providence takes a hand ,
by bringing into play the all-powerful j
"What work is Col. Green doing just
now?" was asked.
"T ha.v? sent him to Olar," replied
Governor Blease, "to make a thorough
examination of the lynching of the
three negroes a few days ago. His
thorough knowledge of newspaper
work, bringing him in close observa-1
tion, and his knack of getting right;
into things made him, in my opinion, |
particularly well suited for this job.:
I also sent another party with him, |
who will do some of the .secret work, i
looking into the investigation.
"I presume if I had not investigated!
it I would have been criticised, and, of j
course, as I am investigating it, I win
most assuredly be criticised."
Asked as to what he thought of the
supreme court decision granting a i
new trial to the two negroes in regard
to putting wiiom in the penitentiary
for safe-keeping Governor Blease's .
action caused a great deal of comment,
the governor said:
"I do not care to criticise the supreme
court as it is at present constituted.
I am well pleased with, it,
and am sure that there will be no
friction between that department of!
the government and the executive, j
However, I thiiik the wisdom of my i
policy in having those negroes removed
to the penit-eoitiary for safe-keeping
"hoc hAftn wpii demonstrated. The!
feeling that was against them was
most assuredly very high and bitter.
- - This has been clearly shown by the
fact that the* supreme court takes cognizance
of that bitter feeling, and almost
entirely upon that ground granted
the defendants a new trial. And I
understood that one of the supreme
_ court justices said that if the facts
wer? as they were represented he
would most assuredly favor giving a
new trial. I was informed by some
gentlemen well posted upon Florence
affairs that if this was (lone the'negroes
would be lynched. I th^r^npon
had the sheriff to bring them to the
penitentiary for safe-keeping. For1
this I was severely criticised. The!
suprem-e court justice has kept his!
word, the new trial has been granted, J
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and I am satisfied if these negroes
hafl been in Florence, particularly
now, just after the outrageous murder
of the little Jackson boy, and the feeling
being as 'bitter as it is, there
would have been imminent danger of
their being summarily dealt with. In
fact, I believe there is little doubt of
it. And even now, when they are carried
there to be tried, with the man
upon whose testimony they were convicted
having been hanged, and with
rhp lps-nl tpfthnicaliti-es which will
have to be overcome in order to secure
their re-conviction, I would not be "
surprised if Sheriff Bunch had not best
be very cautious in guarding his prisoners.
In saying this, I am saying
nothing against the good people of
Florence. The majority of them are
law-abiding, peaceable, honorable people,
but there is a limit to which people
go, and when it is reached, even
the best of people sometimes take the
law into their own hands and administer
a swift justice. Of this in some
instances I individually can not com- I
plain, but as governor of course I regret
to see it."
"What about the dispensary investigation
now in progress?" Governor
Blease was asked.
"Oh, well," he said, "I think the Columbia
Record hit the key note Saturday
afternoon when it stated: "Testimony
taken so far has been chiefly
to refute the charges made by Governor
Blease against the members of the
Ansel commission and the present attorney
general." I think it is clearly
seen by all the world thz.t the commission
is taking the defendants' testimony,
and that of the witness for the
defendants, in order to show up everything
in the best light for the defendants.
This is what I said when the
commission was appointed. It is composed
of the most bitter partisans. In
their personal conversations, and in
their actions in the senate and the
house, they have shown that they are
doing just what I thought they would
do?trying to white-wash and clean
ud for everybody on their side, and
sneaking around and endeavoring to
smell out something that they think
will be detrimental to my administration,
and particularly to me, in my
candidacy for re-election."
"Why did you refuse to turn ovier
the Felder letters to the commission?"
"Because," said the governor, "I believe
if they had got them into their
hands, the letters would have been
"lost, strayed or stolen," and that each
one would have denied having any
knowledge of having seen th< m last,
or that, if they had fallen into thej
nanus 01 uie attorney general, ne
would have taken pleasure in destroying
them in order to wipe out the testimony
which I hold against Felder
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in his transactions wkh the officials
of the State dispensary. Then the
commission and Mr. Lyon could have
helped Mr. Felder in his claim that
thev were forseri-es. and demanded
the proof of me, and I would have
been helpless. When they get those
letters, some court, and the high-est
court in this country, will have to take
them by lawful, but determined, force."
"If they desire, from a sense of doing
what is right and just, to see the
original Felder letters, I will permit
them to examine them, provided they
will allow me to be in the room with
as many guards as I may see fit to
select, to protect the letters from being
lost, from straying, or from being
stol-en. They have no right to criticize
me for this, for I am taking the
same position that their side of the
house took before the supreme court
when the Stackhouse commission
wanted to look into their papers, and
which position the supreme court as
then constituted saw fit to sustain."
In discussing his race, Governor
"I have spoken recently before several
verv large audiences, and I am
thoroughly satisfied that I am stronger
with the majority of the people today
than I was two years ago. I am receiving
reports from every section of
the State, from good and true men,
and those reports are very encouraging,
and I am absolutely satisfied that.
I will be re-elected. I have no fears j
whatever along tnat line. My menus
are sitting steady in the boat, the water
is nice and pleasant, and the victory
is in sight."
Asked if he had any statement to
make as to the campaign being waged
by Mr. Jones, Governor Blease said:
"I thank God that I was not born a
coward. I also thank God that I was
born a gentleman. And not being a
coward, but being a gentleman, I never
strike any man behind his back, by
word of mouth or otherwise. Therefore,
I have no comment to make upon
Mr. Jones' actions or his candidacy."
JUDGE SEASE MAKES
A STRONG CHARGE
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the county who would not commend
This led him to a discussion of the
value of permanent roads. He had no
doubt the supervisor did as well as
he could with the money at hand, but
the roads spoke for themselves. It
seemed sometimes the rural people,
who mad.1 the bread of the nation,
stood in their own light when it came
to roads and education. If the books
of the auditor were examined it
would be found that, the tax on a bond
issue of $300,000 for good roads
with us and it 1
. All of which
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would be a small pittance to the farmer.
The corporations and the railroads
and the manufacturing enterprises
were all in favor of such a bond
issue, and yet the farmers overwhelmingly
voted down such a bond issue,
standing in their own light, in the
light of prosperity, and in the light of
future generations. In Spartanburg
county when an issue of $400,000 was
before the people it was calculated
that the farming lands would bear
i only one-ninth of the tax. The corporations
and other wealthy enterprises
were in favor of the issue. And
yet the farmers voted it down?the
people who would have used the roads
incalculably more than those who favored
it. The- only way to secure good
roads was to educate the people up to
voting a bond issue for permanent
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roads, or for the legislature to taKe
the bit in their teeth, as they did in
the matter of the new court house,
and provide for bonds without a vote
of the people.
Judge Sease talked straight from the
shoulder, and he received close attention.
The first case 'taken up was that
against Gary Sanders and Cole Rook,
both colored, charged with, breaking
into the store of P. H. Hutchinson and
J. A. Senn and stealing various articles
there/rom. One of the negroes
pleaded guilty and testified against
The case against "Dink" Gantt,
charged with murder, has been set
for Wednesday morning.
In the cases against Gary Sanders
and Cole Ruff, colored, the former of
whom was convicted, the latter pleading
guilty, of breaking into and stealing
various articles from the stores
of Messrs. P. B. Hutchinson and J. A.
Scnn, were sentenced to serve four
years efich in the colored reformatory.
The case against Willis Rook, as-j
sault ::nd battery with intent to kill |
was continued on certificate of Mower
& Pelham, county physicians, that
he v.-as not able to come to court.
THE HEAVY RAISS DO
VERY MUCH DAMAGE
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side and Blairs, the cable is down
and the ferry house was turned over
by the waters.
Spent the Night in Trees.
Mr. Lewis Henderson and two negroes
had a trying experience on Satj
urday night. They were crossing the
| swollen river from Blairs to thr- Xew
berry side on Saturday evening bc>
tween sun-dewn and dark, when their
i boat went to pieces, and they went into
the water. The two n-egroes caught
hold of a tree near where the boat
went to pieces, and both the negroes
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managed to get up the same tree. Mr.
Henderson got a tree about fifty yards
below, and got up into it. Their plight
was known by those on shore and soon
a large crowd was on the banks, and
preparations were made to go out into
the river and rescue them, but Mr.
Henderson, from his tree, urged that
they were safe, and begged his friends
to wait until morning. He urged that
by waiting until morning the rescue
could be saf-sly made, and there would
be no danger of any one losing his life,
whereas if it was attempted in the
dark somebody would probably be
drowned. The crowd camped on the
river bank during the night, and at
daybreak Mr. Watt Henderson, a
brother of Mr. Lewis Henderson, and
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a negro went out rn a uua.i anu uiuugui
in the marooned parties. They were
all right, except a little chilly and
damp, of course.
State Snnday School Convention.
Thg 35 th annual Sunday school convention
will he held in the city of
Greenwood April 16-18. Splendid
music, a fine program and a mammoth
Sunday school parade will make
it one of the most remarkable conventions
ever held in the State, Newberry
county is entitled to 12 delegates. The
delegation will be in charge of Arthur
Kibler, president of Xewberry county
association. All those who are to attend
will apply to him or myself at
once for credentials. The township
chairmen are requested to call the
Sunday school in their township to*
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getner and organize uie nrsi o<n,ui-j
day in April.
P. C. Gaillard,
Secretary Newberry County.
Chinese Famine Fnnd.
Previously acknowledged $70.50
Mrs. Welch Wilbur 3.00
.lames I). Nance Camp.
The annual meeting of the James
D. Nance camp, U. C.V., will be held
at the court house the first Monday
in April at 11 o'clock, to elect officers,
to elect delegates to the general and
State reunions and for the transaction
of any other business that may
come before them.
Members of the camp are requested
to pay their annual dues of 25 cents
at once to the treasurer, William John
J. W. Gary,
M. M. Buford, Commander.
A ( omliitr Birthday Dinner.
Mrs. Lavinia Kibler, commonly
known as "Aunt Vinie," widow of Belr.on
Kibler, will be S4 next Thursday,
March 21. Some of her relatives and
friends will meet, at her residence, on
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play in our
es of New.1
:o this tne
that day to celebrate the day with
her, and, of course, well filled baskets
will be taken along, to make the day
more enjoyable. It is thought best
not to let "Aunt Vinie" cook all day,
but to spend the day talking with her
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an invitation to any, and to all, of her
relatives and friends to be present
next Thursday, and to bring baskets.
MAINE TAKES LAST REST.
With Colors Flying, Plunges to Bottom
Havanna, March 16.?Under lowering
skies and in a heavy, tumbling sea,.
me i>xu oa.tue&ULiy lvuuiie, rcounccicu
after 14 years' burial in Havana harbor,
today plunged, with her colors
flying to her everlasting rest, six hundred
fathoms deep in the sapphire
waters of the Gulf. The sinking of the
hulk was carried out precisely as
planned, marking the end of the great
work begun more than a year and a
Bodies Transferred to Cruiser.
After imposing ceremonies in the
morning, which ended with the formal
transfer of the custody of the bodies
nf +h.* h^roir dpad aailors. bv the may
or of Havana, Julio D. Cardenas, to
Brig. Gen. W. H. Bixby, chief of theengineer
corps, U. S. A., as the representative
of the United States, the
coffins were taken aboard the armored
crusier North Carolina, where they
were deposited on the quarter deck
completely covered by a great mound
of floral tributes, under a guard of
honor composed of marines. Minute
guns were fired by the North Carolina
and the scout cruiser Birmingham and
the batteries of Ca&anas roriress until
the ships cleared the harbor.
The County Board of Equalization
is hereby called to meet in the office
of the County Auditor on Saturday,
Ma rob 20. at 11 o'clock a. m. sharp.
Eugene S. Werts,
3-19?3t. County Auditor.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT*
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make a final settlement
of the guardianship estate of James
Bernard Shackleford, minor, in the office
of the Probate Court for Newberry
county at 11 o'clock a. m., the
20th day of April, 1912, and immediate
ly thereafter appiy ior a uiscuaige as
Guardian of James Bernard Shackleford,
March 19, 1912.
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