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Entered at the Postoffice n t V^wjfcsTy,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, August 2, 1912.
"cv?i^<ar siimA and th.6 Grace
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filth are about to submerge completely
the opposition to Governor Blease.
It is a sad day for South Carolina
wfeen her leading newspapers give
circulation to such foul stuff as emanated
from John P. Grace.
The publication of this Grace filth
strongly reminds us of that "buzzard
cartoon" "which appeared in the Columbia
State just prior to the primary
election two years ago.
Jno. P. Grace says he thinks some
of his editorials written in the campaign
of .two yeare ago were republished
in The Herald and News. We
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do not recall, xnat tnis is a iact, uul
If it is, we desire to apologize to our
The affidavit of the Rev. Dr. Win.
A. C. Mueller, of Charleston, pastor
of a great Lutheran church of that
city, is sufficient of itself to brand the
so-called "testimony" aired before the
dispensary committee in Augusta.
Dr. Mueller received the degree of
doctor of divinity from Newberry college
at the recent commencement of
John P. Grace has suddenly become
a hero in the estimation of some newspapers
which.were certain that Charleston
would go to the demnition bow
wows if Grace was elected mayor of
Charleston. He has become thus a
hero in their eyes because of his malice
and spite against Governor
Blease, the filth emanating from
"which is served as a dainty morsel by
certain newspapers. But the people
of South Carolina will not stand for
his kind of foul stuff.
Every now and then some newspaper
displays und,er flaming head-lines
that some former supporter of Governor
Blease is now against him. As
a correspondent suggests, tnat is now
an easy way to achieve fame and to
become a hero?to say you were for
Blease two years ago, it makes no difference
whether you were or not, but
that you are against him now. Very
few people are misled by this old
campaign trick. It is an effort to try
to counteract Blease's .increased and
"It is amusing," says the Manning;
Times, "to witness the antics of those
newspapers which a few months ago
were denouncing John P. Grace as if
he were a pickpocket. They predict*
ed. all kinds of shame upon Charles- i
ton did he become its chief executive,
but now they are falling upon his
neck with joy every time he comes out
in the newspapers and denounces
It would be amusing, had it not
passed the stage of amusement and
gone into the realm of the vile and
Mr. S. E. Boney, in the News and
Courier, in speaking of the State cam- i
paign, says: "At Chester there was
an uuusuaiiy large cruwa 01 iureigners.'
It is stated that three coach
loads were brought over from Lancaster"
etc. Is it charged that the supporters
of Judge Jones are going
around to the various meetings to holler
for him, or is it conceded that Lancaster,
Judge Jones' home county, is
bo enthusiastic for Blease that three
f mm Tanr>actoi? rm in o
body to a "foreign" county to let out
their pent-up enthusiasm for the governor?
Governor Blease's reply to the socalled
"testimony" adduced before the
dispensary winding-up committee of
the South Carolina legislature, at its
session in Auerusta. held there be
L cause Felder was confessedly afraid to
come into South Carolina, is a cle?
refutation of the "charges" there made 1
against him, if the mass of stuff aired ]
lefore the committee could be digni- 1
fied with the appellation of "charge." i
Certainly there was nothing which could
be called "proof," and there was (
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Blease at all, except that silence on
his part, in the face of the prominence
which was given this stuff by the
newspapers, might have been misconstrued.
Occasionally we run across a claim
made by some one or some newspaper
that Blease will lose Newberry county
this year, or that his friends will hare
v. r>f their lives to save it for '
him. Those who are making such i
claims are probably whistling to keep
up their courage. The same kinds of
claims were heard two years agp, and
Newberry then rolled up a big majori- '
ty for Blease, and his majority this '
year in Newberry premises to be considerably
larger than it was two years
age. All this Felder and Grace filth !
that is being vented in the effort to i
stem the tide that is bearing him to
victory is but making him stronger in
Newberry, as elsewhere throughout
The tribute paid Governor Blease
by the Rev. J. A. Sligh, D. D., president
of the board of trustees of Newberry
college, is something of which
: any man might be proud. Dr. Sligh's
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the Master's cause. For 46 years, up
until November, 1911, he served St.
Paul's Lutheran church continuously
as its pastor?a record of continuous
service in one charge held by
few pastors anywhere. While serving
St. Paul's he served several other
Lutheran churches "with zeal and fidel- |
ity.. He has been for 43 years a mem- j
ber of the board of trustees of Newberry
college, and. for twenty-nine ;
years president of the board. Truly it '
may be said of Dr. Sligh that he has
"kept the faith."
i Dr. W. G.' Houseal, of Newberry, *
than whom there is no more upright <
man and physician in Soutn Carolina,
iu an affidavit denounces as "absolutely
false" the statement of Grace in
reference to what Grace says was a
"grand carouse" at Wright's hotel in
Columbia, the night before the governor's
inauguration, when Grace says
he had his "first real insight" "into !
Blease and the asmosphere in which
he moyed." Dr. Houseal was Goverpimco'b
fnmilv r>hvsician. and
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was in charge of Governor Blease,
who was a very ill man, going to Columbia
with him the night before the
inauguration, taking him to the train
in Newberry on a cot, staying by his
side on the train, .and spending the
night in the room with him in Columbia,
after reaching Wright's hotel at
about 11 o'clock.
j So much for Grace's veracity.
Endeavoring to meet the probabili- j
ty, which every day seems to be growing
more into a certainty, that Governor
Blease will carry Lancaster county,
the home of his opponent, by a
handsome majority, the effort is being
made to establish something in the
nature of a claim that Gov. Blease
has lost strength in Newberry county.
Those who have watched political
conditions in Newberry county for
twenty years and longer say that
Newberry will this year give Governor
Rio-sco ^ himajority than she has
ever given him before, and, unless all j
political signs fail, this seems to he
the fact The grea^ majority of the
people of the county, who have known
Blease since he was a baby, are justly
indignant at the calumny which it
is endeavored to heap upon him, and
they intend to give evidence of their
confidence in him and in his integrity
1? "him their endorsement at i
the ballot box.
Among his home people, where he
lived and labored until his election as
governor, Cole, L. Blease was known i
as a man of generous hospitality and I
unfailing courtesy and politeness, j
That he should have lost these fine !
traits within the short time he has I
ed, even before any statement camt ]
from the governor, that Governor j
Blease was acting for the protection
of his home, as he saw it. This inva* ]
sion of the sanctity of his home by the (
newspapers will not do the governoi i
harm. The regrettable part of the af. i
fair is the notoriety given the unfor- i
tunate men who have suffered in con- ,
sequence of these newspaper articles.
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A portion of the statement of Jno] 1
P. Grace, mayor of Charleston, "which <
was carried by the Columbia State and <
the News and Courier, is too vile for
publication in the columns of The 1
Herald and News. How the Columbia !
State and the News and Courier man- 1
aged to get through the mails, in the i
tace 01 in? innioiuon against uusueue:
matter, we do not understand.
By his own words Grace has
branded himself as a man who wallows
in the mire of filthy thoughts and '
filthy words. That the people oi !
South Carolina will believe the statements
of such a man is asking too
It is a sad day for South Carolinaj'
when her two leading dailies, in theii j
mad efforts to defeat Governor Blease; j
lend their columns to matter unfit to j
go into, the homes of the people of:
South Carolina. Grace has prover I
himself too contemptible even f<3::
pity, and is unworthy of notice.'
Writhing in the agony of malice and !
of spite, he has put himself beyond
the pale of common decency. That a
human being should descend so !ov j
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lie is a South Carolinian,
But, without the aid of newspapers
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Grace was powerless to have his filth
carried into the homes of the people
of the State. _ That is the sad part of
the spectacle?that Grace's foul words
and lewd vaporings shpuld be seized
upon and presented as painty morsels j
by a press which, in its desperation,
has shown by this act to what lengths
it will go to try to stem the tide that
is bearing Governor Blease to victory.
WHY THE PALMETTO DBOOPS.
Ii The Herald and News believed
that Cole. L. Blease was a grafter, it
would not defend him. If The Herald
and News believed that Cole. L. Blease
was a grafter, it would immediately
and as prominently as within it? power
lay, repudiate him.
Felder and his detectives seem to
have scoured the country in the effort
to secure proof that he is a grafter.
If they have offered a scintilla of
j ioof worthy the name, we have failed
to observe it in the mass cf so-called
"testimony" ' a committee of the
South Carolina legislature went over
to Augusta, at the beck and call of
Felder, to secure, because Felder was
confessedly afraid to come within the
borders of South Carolina.
The Columbia State, one of the bitterest
paftisan newspapers in circulation
in the world today, has a double-leaded
editorial leader, headed
"The Drooping Palmetto." That edi\
torial concludes with this paragraph.
"Detective Burns declares he found
more corruption in South Carolina
than he has found m any State of the
Union; that he has become personally
interested and is going to get to the
bottom of everything, and have testimony
to present to a jury. Will he
do it? Burns has an extraordinary
record of successes in those cases
that he has undertaken after investigation,
but the presentations made at
Augusta are more in the nature of inferences
to support moral conviction
than evidence to prove anything in a
court of law. The matter brought out
does not fix criminality upon the governor'of
If the matter brought out "does not j
fix oriminalitv uoon the srovernor of i
South Carolina," then who has caused
the palmetto to droop? Is it the governor,
upon whom Felder, in his |
venom, with his-cohort of sleuths, hasj
Deen governor, the people of Xewber- i
ry did not believe, and when the j
'King-Watson" incident, as it has i
ccme to be known, began to receive (
so much attention at the hands of
certain newspapers who are fighting
tlie governor, the people -who knew j
Governor Blease best were convinc- j:
not teen able *5" '"fix criminality," or
is it the committee of the South Carolina
legislature which has lowered the
dignity of South Carolina by going into
territory where it has not even
power to administer an oam or to
punish for contempt, to take the testimony
of a man of Felder's stripe, and
has allowed Felder to give vent before
it to "testimony" of a character which
would have no standing in a court of
law, and which, having no standing in
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ture of the belching forth of personal
Bpite against officials and gentlemen
of South Carolina, ought not to have
any standing in a court of decency?
Governor Blease has been hounded
down since the day6 when he first entered
State politics. It is getting time
that "criminality" be fixed upon him,
or that the bitter atacks upon him
cease. W wonder not that the palmetto
droops when a committee of
Smith rnrnlinn legislature. renre
senting the legislature, and held out
to the world to represent the people
Df South Carolina, gives its sanction
to such stuff as has been adduced in
A few days ago-, with a great show
Df horror, the Greenwood Daily Jour
anl was making much ado about an |
allege^ order from the Associated
Press to kill a story which it had
started over its wires, on account of
certain expressions used by Governor
BJease. But the Journal printed the
Ora.ee filth under a scare-head on its
first page. " Certain kinds of righteousness
sometimes play funny pranks. '
"Responds by Relation of an Unprintable
Incident," is a headline in
the Greenwood Daily Journal, over
Grace's stuff, and below the headline
the Journal prints the "unprintable"
matter. Such is life, when political
prejudice gets the upper nana.
In the Columbia State, of August 3,
in a report of a speech delivered by
Judge Ira B. Jones at Heath Springs,
it is stated:
"Judge Jones stated to the audience
that in the absence of his adversary
he -would not criticise his administration."
Soon after Judge Jones announced
hi a he. beean a camnaien
tour of the State, and, according to
the published reports of his speeches,
Bleaseism and Blease's administration,
and the "anarchy" which he said
BJeaseism led to, were his themes.
Blease was not present.
Governor Blease on several stumps
has stated that he would not attack,
his opponents in tneir aosence.
Is Judge Jones learning from Governor
Blease the ethics of campaigning?
I Tomp Fap ftrarp.
- The much heralded exposure from
Mayor Grace if Governor B^ease
"would release him from a confidential
conversation, is out today in the News
and Courier. It is tamer than we expected
from a man who has given indications
a? desperation in an effort
to destroy the man that has disap
pointed mm. it is piuiui tu wiuieoss
the spectacle that Mayor Grace has
made of himself, even though he is
telling the truth. He has demonstrates
his "willingness to go to any length
to accomplish his purpose. A man like
th^'s would be acceptable to the "gun
men" who recently figured in the Rosenthal
murder in New York. Grace's
latest utterance will not appeal to
those who are opposed to Blease, as
they must realize that he is overdoing
his part of the act He knows too
much, he was "Johnny on the spot"
whenever there was anything doing
where Blease was concerned, and was
even on hand when Tillman was
sweating blood in Washington. He
was here and everywhere, a regular
sleuth on Blease's trial. Those who
believe the statements of a character
like this are welcome to, hut wTe do not
believe there are many who will.
The Lore That Dyes.
' She?would you love me better,
dearest, if my hair were a different
He?"Well, I don't know, darling.
What other colors have you??Sketch.
If you live in a rented furnished
room, select a hall clock, price $175,
for your wife.
Every man in a parade acts -as if
it's all for him. ^
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<S> HOW TO DECREASE WATER <$>
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Read before tbe South Carolina Firemen's
asociation in convention at
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chief of the Newberry Fire Department:
When the question of "how to re*
duce the water damage" is correctly
answered, the financial loss from fires
will be reduced at least twenty-five
per cent When a building that contains
a stock of merchandise or household
goods is partly consumed the
damage occasioned by water will, in
most instances, be equal to the Iosb
from the flames. It is absolutely im
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possioie lo enureiy ou^uii-<vtc nawi
damage, but that damage can foe, and
ought to be, reduced to the minimum.
It is impracticable to lay down and
impossible to follow iron-clad rules
in reference to this matter. oN two
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nres originate iaenuuaiiy iu uje skuuc
way or can be fought in the same
manner, consequently every fireman
must be controlled somewhat by tie
peculiar circumstances presenting
themselves at that time and be guided
by his former experience and. best
Every fireman knows that there are
two elements of destruction connected
with a fire; first, the loss occasioned
by the actual burning of property; and
second, damage from misdirected and
unnecessary amount of water used in
attempting to extinguish the flames.
In almost every case of partial burn~
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j lag ol personal property me ixiuucuiij
loss occasioned by the use of too much
water at the wrong place is as great
as the damage from the lire itself. The
first lesson a young fireman should
learn is that he must fight the fire and
not fight the smoke. The old adage
that "where there is a smoke there
must be fire" is applicable in most 'instances,
but a fireman should always
remember that where there is a fire I
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there must De smoKe, ;mu iuls ui ;
and he must find the fire and let the
smoke take care of itself. Throw water
on the flames and you will put out
the smoke, but if you throw water on
the smoke you will only succeed in
adding damage to loss and in no way
extinguish the fire or stop the confla
Organization is the keystone to the
arch of success in all undertakings of
a private, public or general nature. A
| successful fire department is marked
j by the fact that the individual mem!
ber loses his individuality, and his
; personal identity is merged into one
! organized body working for a comj
mon purpose and for the public good,
j It has been said that the battle of Wat|
erloo was won on the playground at
Oxford; that is to say, that the great
Duke of Wellington learned when he
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any undertaking in life he must realize
the necessity of organization and
thorough training. His early realization
of that great principle swept Na
poleon from the field or watenoo aim
dashed to the ground forever a scepter
and a crown* What is true of
Wellington is equally true of every
fireman in South Carolina. In order
to succeed he must know that nothing
practicable or permanent can be ac
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plete organization and frequent and
close training. "We all know that when
fighting a fire the pipeman is "the
man behind the gun" and he must be
a man with a cool head, steady nerve
and quick judgment Right there is
where organization and training
tell the most. He must be taught that
throwing water on smoke has not and
never will put out a fire. He must
find the base of the fire and get at it
One gallon of water at the base of the
fire is worth more than one hundred
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gallons somewnere eisc. nc must o^>,
to the text: "Play low and get close."
The pipe-men of evfery organization
are the ones who direct and control
the "water damage" of this country
and it is to them that wo must look
for relief from this evil. They must
| first locate the base of the fire and
I then hit the spot. Any suggestion I
might make in reference to locating
the base of a fire would be "carrying;
coal to Newcastle" so far as the trained
city fire departments are concerned,
as they are organized, trained and directed
by veteran firemen far more
able to suggest than I am. However, I
will take the risk of being guilty of
the indiscretion of "talking of war in
the presence of Hannibal" and will
say a few words along that line to
some of my brother firemen who, like
Tv.T,oaif n rmmtrv town as their
local habitat. In case you locate the
fire in a cellar, get your nozzle through
a window, door or cut a hole in the
floor, anyway so that the full force of
the water can hit the fire without deflection.
Don't flood the floor above
the cellar and thereby waste the water
and add to the "water damage" of the
occasion. A fire between walls of a
building is an ugly customer to handle.
It is difficult to locate and harder to
get at When you have once definitely
located the base of the fire, you have
won half the battle. The fire can then
be fought from below or above, or
both, as the circumstances and the
geography of the building may suggest.
Don't throw wacer against the
wall and thereby flood the building,
but go right after the fire itself. Cut
a hole in the wall either above or below
the base qf the fire and put water
to the flames in a steady stream, and
everything will soon be in shape for
the insurance adjuster to come around
with his smile or his frown as the occasion
demands. In all 9vents, there
will be but little "water damage" to be
paid for or reckoned with.
The water damage Is necessarily
greater when the base of the fire is
located in the ceiling. That is one
time when there is obliged to be more
or less damage caused from water.
It is understood that there are hundreds
of gallons of water throw- at a
fire that do not actually hit the - ~es,
and that water has to go someWi. \
In this instance, the water flowb
through the ceiling to the floor beneath
and generally causes considerable
damage to the contents of the building.
All you can do in a case of this
kind is to minimize the damage by not
throwing any more water than is actually
necessary to extinguish, the
flames. When you have put out the
fire, cut off the water.
No fire department can do good and
efficien? service unless it is equipped
with the best and modem apparatus
for fighting fire. Loyalty, enthusiasm
and ability in a fireman can count but
little when he has to fight fire with an
inadequate water supply, rotten hose
and imperfect ^nozzles. A. town th^t is
so "penny wise and pound foolish" as
to attempt to economize on its fire department
sooner or later pays dearly
for its mistake. A fir? department is
like a Texan's pistol, he doesn't need
it often, but when he does he needs a
good one and needs it quick. Most of
the'towns in this State that have up-todate
fire departments have been taught
that lesson and have pa*d the price.
A department that is equipped with
modern apparatus can and will reduce
the "water damage" to such an extent
that the amount saved would nay for
the"* equipment in a few years.
Another way to help reduce water
damage is to keep outsiders out and
away from the building so that they
will not interfere with the work of the
firemen. When a fire occurs in a small
town, the firemen are almost run over
by the crowd and are prevented from
doing the efficient work they could otherwise
do. When the pipe-men are
pushed and shoved about by the crowd,
it is a physical impossibility for them
to put the water where they ought to
put it and the damage from water is
increased to that extent.
In case you reach a fire in its infancy,
such as an explosion of a lamp,
or a small fire in a store, it is best to
use a chemical extinguisher or a small
nozzle, size about 3-8 of an inch.
Nozzles of this size are. made in connection
with the regular shut-off nozzles
and either can be used independently
of the other. By that means a
conflagration can be effectively pre
vented with little or no water damage.
These suggestions are grounded on the
supposition that you have reached the
scene of the fire before it has gained
much headway. Of course, if you reach
a building when it is on fire from cellar
to roof, there is nothing to do but
to sail in with gloves off, regardless of
"water damage," or anything else, except
to extinguish the flames and keep
the fire from spreading to adjacent
The duty of a fireman is two-fold,
viz: to protect property and to save
lives that may be imperiled* His aim
should 'be not only to extinguish a
fire, but to do so in, such a manner
as to keep down property loss to the
owner and financial loss to the insurance
company. A fireman should use
as much effort to save unhurned property
from damage as he uses in extinguishing
the fire itself.
There are many other ways to de
crease water damage, but these few
suggestions are presented to this body
of firemen to be taken for what they
"Was your love affair romantic?"
'<0h, very! I met Reginald at the
seashore. We both pretended to be
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"And now it turns out that he collects
the payments on our piano."?
It is a high solemn, awful thought,
I avow indivifiiml man that his
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earthly influence, which has had a
commencement, will never through all
ages, were he the very meanest of
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