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VOLUME L, JTUMBEB 33. KEWBERBY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1912. TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAB.
Cklk WEEK RECINS ON
VU1JLU1 II MMU ? ~ ? - - JUNE
HIGH-CLASS CHAUTAUQUA COURSE
Home-Coming Features Again to be
Newberry's second annual Chautauqua
and Home-Coming Week will begin
on Monday, June 24, and continue
through Friday, June 28. There will
"ha cnppini nn Sunday evening,
June 23, at which time there will be
an appropriate sermon by a speaker
yet to be selected.
The contract for the Chautauqua
v entertainments was made some time
ago, and the detailed arrangments for
the week are now being made, and will
he announce# in the official booklet
which is being prepared and will be
issued by the association. The system
secured this year is one of the best in
the United States, and will furnish
the highest class of attractions. In
: , fact, while it was put on at considerable
cost it is doubtful if Newberry
could have secured this splendid sys
tern had it not been for the fact that
the owners desired to introduce it into
Newberry's first Chautauqua and
Home-Coming Week, in June of last
year, was in the nature of an experiment,
but the splendid success which
attended it amply justified the Chautauqua
association in making it a per
manent feature in Newberry. There is
every reason to believe that the forthcoming
Chautauqu * will be even a
greater success than was the one last
Among the speakers will be the eel
ebrated Dr. William spurgeon, 01 London,
a relative of the world-famed pulpit
orator of that name, whose sermons
are household favorites; Col. George
W. Bain, the brilliant and eloquent
Kentucky orator, of whom Sam Jones
said, "He w ;ars like home-made
jeans," and Robert Parker Miles, the
great dramatic lecturer.
> Charles Howard Plattenburg, himself
one of the most popular lecturers
in the lyceum courses of the country,
wilL be the platform manager during
the week, representing the Chautauqua
Managers association, of Chicago.
What is expected to prove one of the
finest features of the week is the Chi
cago Ladies Orchestra, which includes
eight of Chicago's most accomplished
musicians, seven of them young ladies,
in programs so far beyond the ordinary
that this company takes first
rank among lyceum attractions. With
the orchestra is Miss Cora LaPrade
Cawthon, who will appear in interpretative
sketches from "As You Like
It," "Polly of the Circus," "The Witch2
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ing nour, iviauame JDuiteruy, iue
Dawn of a Tomorrow," "Strong
Heart," "The Cricket on the Hearth,"
and others. This orchestra will give
three entertainments in Newberry.
Another attraction will be the celebrated
"Orchestra Comique," which
will be composed of local talent trainr
ed under the direction of Miss Dolly
Randolph. Miss Randolph will spend
thre days here training the orchestra
preparatory to the entertainment by
it, and during that time Miss Randolph
will furnish preludes or concerts as
desired. As a violinist, Miss Randolph
has appeared with many of the best
musicians of Chicago. Her "orchestra
comique" i an original musical
Mrs. J. Redding Cole, lecturer and
story teller, will be a pleasant feature
of the program.
"The Castle Square Entertainers,"
who will be in Newberry two days
during the week, making two appearances
a day, are a quartette of popu
lar entertainers of excellence and versatility.
They will furnish good music
and popular entertainment.
l' Another feature of the program
which should have mention will be the
I entertainment by Edwin Brush, mav
gician, illusionist, humorist inventor,
manipulator, ventriloquist and allround
entertainer. Mr. Brush carries
SITUATION IK FLOOD AREA GROWS
In All These Half a Hundred Places
People Are Suffering as Result
New Orleans, April 21.?News from
the flooded area of the Mississippi
valley in Arkansas, Mississippi and
Louisiana continued today to be increasingly
grave. Thousands of those
who were compelled to flee to higher
places when the yellow flood invaded
their homes have been cared for, but
there are still many more who are in
imperative need of aid. As the waters
continue on their destructive way
more appeals for help are being received
by those in charge of the relief
It is estimated there are 50 towns
and villages that have so far felt the
effects of the flood. Some places are
under from 2 to 15 feet of water, with
little prospects of an early recession.
Ten Known Dead.
Reports as to the loss of life differ.
Those know to have perished total
ten, all but one are negroes. It is be
lieved, however, that the list will be
much larger when the interior of the
affected district is penetrated by res'
Conditions in "the country overflowed
by the Beulah, Mississippi, break
are extremely serious. High places in
Bolivar county never before inundated
are covered with three to four feet of
water. All women and children in
' that district haVe been taken to Green'
viile and Vicksburg. Much relief
work remains to be done in that section
n<s nnnpals for heln from both
white and black inhabitants are continually
being received at Vicksburg,
wher the headquarters of the relief
bureau are established.
Beulah Break Disastrous.
At Nibletts, Miss., four miles south
of the Beulah crevasse, where some
alarm was felt for a portion of the
levee Saturday, a large force of men
is working day and night, and it is believed
a break will be avoided.
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ureal damage na.s oeeii uuue uj
railroads running through the flooded
The distribution of supplies to hundreds
of victims marooned on planta,
tions and in settlements in the neighborhood
of Tallulah, La., began today.
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Augusta Chronicle Starts Movement to
Pay Lasting Tribute to Dead
Augusta, Ga., April zi.?a general
memorial service to Major Archibald
W. Butt and other victims of the Titanic
disaster will be held in Augusta
May 2, when the principal tribute to
Major Butt will be delivered by President
Taft. Mayor Barrett has called
a meeting at 11 o'clock tomorrow to
arrange details of the memorial.
An even more lasting tribute to
Major Butt's memory will be in the
form of a bronze or marble monument
to be erected in Augusta under
the movement started by the Chronicle
today, which has already met
with substantial recognition as to incnrzi
an elaborate stage setting, and his
proficiency in the art of magic has attracted
Among the home-coming features
will be the trades display and the automobile
parade. The trades display
last year was representative of the
commercial life of Newberry, most of
the business enterprises of Newberry
being representd by attractive floats.
The proper committees will have
charge of these features of the week.
Th Chautauqua idea Has naa, rroin
its inception, the hearty support of
the people of Newberry, and this accounts
for its success the first year.
There were large crowds here last
June, and large crowds are expected
during the forth-coming Chautauqua.
A BRUTAL ATTACK
ON YOUNG LADY
FOUR WHITE MEN CHARGED WITH
Fugitives Said to Have Entered House
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Greenville, April 21.?News reached
Greenville tonight of a horrible crime
said to have been perpetrated upon a
young white woman by four white
men about midnight Saturday at her
home, one mile south of Greer in
Spartanburg county. The police at
Greer notified the local authorities of
the affair and requested them to be
on the watch for the men. Their
names and other data were furnished
the police. It was stated that the
Spartanburg police have been advised
of the matter and requested to
keep on the lookout for the parties.
A warrant was sworn out for the men
before Magistrate Henderson, of Spartanburg
county, and his constables
have been in pursuit today. Tonight
communication was established with
the police at Greer, and particulars or
the crime were secured.
According to the story, four white
men went to the home of a white man,
one mile 'from Greer, about 11.30 or
12 o'clock Saturday night. The man
of the house was not at home, having
gone to Spartanburg to see a sictf
brother His wife and a single woman
about 25 years or age, eitner a sister
or a sister-in-law, were in the house.
The men are said to hav? forced an
entrance to the house. Their approaches
were resented by the two
women and a lively struggle ensued.
One of the men is said to have
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head with a lantern and felled her.
This woman is said to have recovered
from the blow and rusthed out to the
house of a neighbor. In the meantime
the men took their departure. A boy
with a shotgun responded to the woman's
cries for help and took up his
position at the house. Very soon the
men returned to the house and dis
armed the boy. They are said to have
then seized the young woman and
carried her to a nearby patch of
woods, where they assaulted her.
The Greer puiice were unable to give
^any further particulars of the affair.
The crime took place in Spartanburg
county, and through the constables of
the magistrate, who issued the warrant,
the Greer police learned these
News of the crime had not become
generally known at Greer or in the
surrounding country tonight, and as
to whether or not there would likely
be any show of violence if the news
spreads the G-reer police could not
LED REG DIE XT FOR PICKETT.
Tlr Rflwlpv W_ Martin. Prominent
Virginia Physician and Confederate
Lynchburg, Va., April 21.?Dr. Rawley
W. Martin, aged 77, president of
the State board of health and the Virginia
Medical Examining board, died
last night at his home after a brief illness
of pneumonia. He led the Twenty-third
Virginia infantry in Pickett's
charge at Gettysburg, being severely
wounded in that battle. Dr. Martin
practiced his profession her for 17
years and at one time was a member
of the board of visitors of the University
of Virginia and prominent in social
SIXTY-FOUR KODIES RECOVERED.
Cable Steamer Picks Up Corpses of
Three-score Titanic Victims*
St. Johns, April 21.?Sixty-four
bodies have been recovered by the
cable steamer Mackay-Bennett, which
has been searching the vicinity of the
Titanic, according to a report which
was received in this city tonight. It
is said that a number of bodies which
were recovered were sunk again as
they were without means of identification.
The 64 bodies recovered are regarded
as identifiable according to the report.
Those that were sunk were
presumably in a condition making
their preservation impossible.
UNCLE SAM PREPARING
PLANKED TO SEND U. S. WARSHIP
TO COAST OF MEXICO.
For Protection of Americans.?Presi|
dent Taft Expected to Dispatch
RattleshiD. Probably the
Maryland, in Few Days.
Washington, April 20.?President
Taft probably will send a warship
ioon to the west coast of Mexico, to
enable Americans isolated in Sinalao
and other States to leave the disturbed
districts. A State department announcement
tonight declared this action
likely, in view of the general anxiety
for Americans in those localities.
State department officials pointed
out tonight that, with the suspension
of railroad communication and the
interruption of telegraph service,
American citizens on the west coast
of Mexico, especially at Los Mochas,
[ in Sinalao, where there are many
Americans, as well as in the vicinity
vjj. ivia<6anaii) ai^ ioviuv.vu.
Causing Great Anxiety.
This fact together with many reports
of increased lawlessness on the
west coast, is causing much anxiety
io Americans in the region affected
and their friends in the United States.
Many requests and expressions of
| anxiety have reached the State department,
and in order to obtain news^of
the Americans in the affected localities,
President Taft, it is expected,
will send a vessel within a few days
to afford an opportunity to leave the
disturbed districts to those who maywish
to do so.
Sets a Precedent
The sending of an American vessel j
to the coast of Mexico sets a precedent
in the presnt revolutionary disturbance,
as heretofore the United
States navy has refrained from cruising
in Mexican waters. A British vessel,
however, has landed marines on
j the west coast of Mexico, to enable
foreigners to escape the effects of a
threatened attack by rebels.
The armored cruiser Maryland is at
San Diego, Cal. The gunboat York!
town is en route north from Guatemala
! to- San Diego. The gunboat Vicks!
burg is at Panama. It is likely the
Maryland will be the vessel selected.
CARNEGIE CONTRIBUTES $1,500.
Millionaire Aids First Baptist Church
Columbia, April 19.?Andrew Carnegie,
multi-millionaire, retired steel
king and philanthropist, has given to
the First Baptist church, of Columbia,
j the handsome sum of $1,500 on condiI
tion that the church raises $3,000. A
campaign for church purposes was beam
n about ten days aeo and the pros
pects are that $6,000 will be raised,
making the Carnegie donation available.
The objective amount of the
campaign, together with the single
I donation of $1,500, will give the
I church a total fund of $7,500, with
! which to met obligations incurred for
1 the new Sunday school rooms with
nnri nlnmhine' svstem.
BLEASE HAKES TWO SPEECHES.
Governor Addresses Crowds at Woodruff
Spartanburg, Apr. 20.?After speakI
ing at Woodruff and Enoree this af!
ternoon, Governor Cole. L. Blease re
turned to the city and is spending the
night here. This is a change in his
plans, as he had intended returning to
Columbia from Laurens tonight.
Woodruff, one of the largest towns in
this section of the State, is "red hot"
politically, and the lines are more
forcibly drawn there than any other
A tremendous throng greeted the
o-ov&mnr and every one was disap
pointed. The Blease men hoped he
would "wipe up the earth" with Jones,
and the Jones men wished the same
thing, but the governor made a beautiful
little talk and not once did he allude
to his opponent.
A large crowd greeted Governor
Blease at Enoree, likewise. He appealed
to the voters for their support
and pointed to his record as sufficient
ground for their patronage.
JONES GREETED WITH
YELLS FOR BLEASE
SOME TELL FOR JONES AND OTHERS
. Former Chief Justice Stands His
Ground During Attempt to "Howl
Anderson, April 20.?In the midst of
a beautiful apostrophe, former Chief
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governor of South Carolina, was subjected
this afternoon to an attempt to
"howl him down." He stood the test
manfully and was given the sympathy
of a large audience which filled' the
Judge Jones was introduced by
Judge Breazeale, who was on Governor
Blease's "eligible list" for appointment
as special judge, but who is now
managing Judge Jones' campaign in
Anderson county. During the disturbance,
at one time, Judge Breazeale
got up and called for fair play, but the
noise kept up just the same.
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Judge Jones was making a criticism
of Blease's administration when the
noise first started. At first it was an
occasional yell for Blease, but the fuss
became louder and louder, finally
drowning out the speaker, who was
not in the best of voice, as he had
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caugnt a Sliglll, CUIU. Xie oat, waiuitj
on the railing around the bar until
the noise had subsided a little then
came back at the howlers in a manner
which caught the rest of the crowd.
After a spirited attack upon the
record of the governor a rousing yell
went up for Blease. The judge paused
a moment, smiled and said: "Now
let's holler for Jones a little bit."
Cheer after cheer, lasting several minutes
went up for Jones.
Ejected by Police.
This didn't abash some of the nosy
ones yelling for the governor and
these were ejected from the court
rom by members of the police force.
Some of the leaders of the Blease forces
were in the audience and many of
them express themselves as regretI
ting the occurrence.
| Judge Jones' speech was along the
j same lines as at Union and Spartanburg,
but. he added a number of feawOTT?
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Senators Sullivan and Carlisle and J
Representative Cary, who, with the other
members of the recent legislature,
were spoken of roughly by the governor
in his Anderson speech a week
Judge Jones pointed to Senator Sullivan
and Representtaixe Cary, who
were in the audience, and said that he
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he has in the keeping of these men
and Senator Carlisle. The speaker declared
that the trouble is not of the
making of the general assembly, but
of the governor, who had endeavored
to usurp the rights of the court and
of the legislature.
"Rut " .Tndsrft .Tones, "the
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legislature refused to commit its
rights into the hands of the governor
I and that is the trouble. He declared
, with feeling, "we had resisted the tyrannical
rule of Great Britain, we had
j thrown off the tyrannical rule of the
radicals in '76, and, thank, God, we
will throw off the tyrant's rule again
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"White gran's Country."
Some one in the audience yelled
that Blease is the governor of the
white people. The judge replied amiably,
"yes, this is a white man's
country and the white man will ever
rule, but that is no reason why he
should be tyrannical to a poor, helpless
and defenceless race of people."
On concluding his speech Judge
Jones caught the electric car for Belrnn
wherp hp addressed a large aud
ience late this afternoon.
At the Old Court House.
"What three tots saw in the land
of Nod," and "Prince and Pauper,"
at The Theato, old court house Tuesday,
April 23, is said to be a very fine
picture. Take the little children and
let them see what three little tots saw
in the land of Nod.
Other good pictures will also be
shown. The same prices prevail. 5c.
SURVIVORS TELL STORY
OF TITANIC DISASTER t.
CARPATHIA ARRIVES WITH 7S9
1,635 Lost When Giant Ship Sank?Six
Survivors of Wreck Died Aboard
New York, April 19.?The living
cared for, the dead beyond recall, survivors
of the Titanic disaster were
able, for the first time today, to see
in a calmer retrospect Monday's tragedy
of the North Atlantic, and from
their story of how the great White
Star Liner, her band playing to the
last, sank off of the Grand Banks
with more than 1,500 on board.
From the Countess of Rothes, now
quartered luxuriously in a New York
hotel, to the six Chinese coolies, who
escaped by hiding under the lifeboat
seats, all of these 745 have been provided
with food and clothing, and others,
some immigrants and millionaires,
are on their way home, to England,
the Continent, or distant parts of the
United States. Many, however, and of
these hospitals shelter scores, still re*
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main in incw ioiis., wuere Lue ^imaru
liner Carpathia brought them last
Number of Victims Uncertain.
Even after all that has-been told of
the disaster, the death- lits remains approximate.
Last night's total estimate
was 1,593; today the White Star Lino
issued a statement placing the toll at
1,635. Exactly how many died will
never be known.
It has been established, officially.
however, that the Titanic was traveling
21 knots an hour when she struck
the iceberg. Notwithstanding this,
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however, none of the survivors, from
steerage to saloon, has as yet condemned
Capt. Smith, who went down
with his ship.
The Titanic's rate of speed, which
was approximately 26 1-2 land miles,
was brought out today from the lips
of J. Bruce Ismay, president of the
International Mercantile Marine, and
managing director of the White Star
wuu api/caicu as a witness u&~
fore the United States senate committee,
which is investigating the disaster.
Ismay Tells of Escape.
Nervous, but not in tears, as was
Capt. Rostron, of the Carpathia, who
followed him on the stand, Mr. Ismay
told in whispers of his escape from
the sinking liner, from the time he
pushed away in a boat with the women
until he found himself, clad in
his pajamas, aboard the Carpathia.
He was not sure in just what boat
he left the Titanic, nor was he sure
how long he remained on the liner after
sfhe struck. He added, however,
that before he entered a lifeboat he
had been told there were no more women
on the deck, and he denied that
there had been any censoring of messages
on the Carpathia.
New York, April 18.?How the
White Star liner Titanic, the largest
ship afloat, sank off the Grand Banks
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I last, carrying to their death about 1,600
of the 2,340 persons aboard, was
told to the world in all its awful details
for the first time tonight, with
the arrival in New York of the Cunard
liner Carpathia, bearing the exhausted
survivors of the catastrophe. Of
the great facts that stand out from
the chaotic account of the tragedy,
these are the most salient:
tfost Salient Facts.
The death list has been increased
rathe than decreaed.
Six persons died after being rescued.
The list of prominent persons lost
stands as previously reported.
Practically every woman and child,
with the exception of those women
who refused to leave their husbands,
were saved. Among these last was
Mrs. Isidor Straus. 4
The survivors on the lifeboats saw
the lights on the stricken vessel glimmer
to the last, heard her band playing
and saw the doomed hundreds on
her deck and heard their groans and
cries when the vessel sank.
Accounts vary as to the extent of
the disorder on board.
Tried to Break Speed Record.
t Not only was. the Titanic tearing