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VOLUME L, NUKBEB M. ^^^ \EWBEKBY, SOUTH CABOLIHA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1912. TfflCl A WIIK, |U9 A XXA1. ^
THE "PIE COUNTER"
SURE TO BE CROWDED
Ciw ru SUGGESTED
C^Ul III *
FOR FEDERAL JOBS.
Attorney Genera! Lyon Avowedly an
Vspirant for Y. S. District Attorney.
Columbia, Nov. 7.?One of the most
clesirabie appointments in the gift of
President Wilson in South Carolina is
'* T* !i?1 off nr.
tnai 01 l. nnt?u ?taies uisn 1^1 anui
ney, the office at present filled by Mr.
E. F. Cochran, of Anderson, and
whose term expires on the 4th of next
March. Friends of Attorney General J.
Fraser Lyon yesterday put forward his
name as the next district attorney, and
-?? ? r +V?5? mnrnin or that
i\ir. Lt} Ull aiiiiuuuv^u 3
lie was in the race. His service of six
years in the office of attorney general
and his career th re convince his
friends that he is the logical choice
for district attorney, and the naming
of him for'this position would be a
deserved recognition of his faithful
and patriotic service to the people of
South Carolina and of his ability.
Other Names "Mentioned."
Anrvthp.r candidate mentioned for
this position is Mi. J. William Thurmond,
cf Edgefield, former solicitor
and campaign manager for Judge Ira
B. Jones in his race for governor
against Governor Blease. It is un-j
derstood that Mr. Thurmond nas tne
backing of former Governor John C. j
Sheppard, of Edgefield, and has hopes
cf getting the influence of Senator B.
Mr. R. S. Whaley, of Charleston, for- j
mer speaker of the State legislature
and a member of the next general assembly,
has also been mentioned for
this place. Mr. Whaley is one of the
most prominent men in the State, was
one of the delegates from South Carolina
to Baltimore and voted for the
nomination of Wilson from first to last,
was a member of the notification committee,
and it is recognized would
make a strong bid for the position for
district attorney if he cares for it.
The name of Senator F. H. weston, |
of Richland county, has also been mentioned
for district attorney, although
formal announcement has not been
made of his candidacy. He is one of;
the best known of the members of the
^ Innumerable prominent men of the
State- have been "mentioned" for the
position oT district attorney. For instance
it was rumored this morning
on the streets that Judge Ira B. Jones
would probably be put forward, and
another name heard was that of former
governor and now State Chairman
John Gary Evans, who was one
of the "Big Four" from South Carolina
at the Democratic convention in
Baltimore, A'hich nominated Wilson
It has heretofore been the custom
for the incumbent district attorney to
resign with a change of administra\
tion, when an opposing party assumes
control of governmental affairs.
. lill'MIil*- auu I V3liuw?>v>u.
It is recognized that there will also
he many candidates in the field for the
office of United States mar.chai from
South Carolina, now held by .T. D.
* Adams. This is also a very choice do^
sition and one of the best of the F-?d1
* * ? Of o+A
erai puims iu ims oiai.*..
Other good federal plu 11s to be handed
out are collector of the port of
Charleston, post v;s.'_\\s at -/b.t Ties-ton.
Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville,
Anderson and the other big tow;?s in
the Stu^c, and the various assistants
to the various federal officials in South
Carolina. Already candidates in sever?
ul towns are pmung
claims to be postmasters and the would
"be recipients of the federal pie are
Here in Columbia the names of
Mayor W. H. Gibbes and of former j
k Representative John J. McMahan have
v already been mentioned in connection J
j with postmaster at this place. Xo for-1
mal announcement of any candidate J
has yet been made.
Tlie Referee," if Such?
In the connection with the distribu.
ting of the "pie" the question natur-!
? ally arises who will be the "referee"
h for fedsM'ni api ouum.-.nts in South
Carol!P:.. ! -1 r-v- Democratic adrnviistratkv.?
Who w.ril ;;e the r
of federal patronage? Will the senators
and representatives have the control
of appointments or will other conspicuous
supporters of President-elect
Wilson have the privilege of passing
on those who get the plums? No one
ventures any opinion, out many are
awaiting with interest the rounding out
and the answering of this question. Of
course who will get the "pie" depends
very largely 011 who will have control
of the federal appointments in this
State. Will all the Democrats have an
Many believe that President-elect
Wilson will not agree to letting any
one person or set of persons pass on
appointments, but that each will have
an equal showing. This much is certain,
it has been twenty years since the
great body cf the people of South
Carolina had any showing at the federal
jobs, and the leanness of the past
years has lengthened the line and
many are now willing and ready to
crowd up to the-counter; in fact, it is
very apt to be crowded.
The Golde.i Day.
There are two days in the week
upon which and about which I never
worry. Two care-free days, kept sacredly
from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday. Yes+oir*Hov
with all it<i cares and frets;
I * V<*CC J y ?? *V?* V, . - .
I with all its pain 'd aches, all its
faults, its mistakes and blunders, has
. passed forever beyond the reach ol
j my recall. I can not undo an ac:
that I wrought, I can not unsay a word
that I 'said, on Yesterday. All that
it holds cf my life, of wrong, regret
and sorrow, is in the hands of the
Mighty Love that can bring honey out
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of the rocK, ana sweet waters withe
bitterest desert?the Love that can
make the wrong things right, that can
turn weeping into laughter that can
give beauty for ashes, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness, joy
of the marning for the woe of the
Save for the beautiful memoriesi,
sweet and tender, that linger like the
nerfume of roses in the heart of the
day that is gone, I have nothing to
do with Yesterday. * It was mine; it
And the other day I do not worry
about is Tomorrow. Tomorrow, with
all its possible adversities, its burdens,
its perils, its large promise and poor
.performance, its failure and mistakes,
* ? roo/>h nf mv mas
IS so lar ucyuiiu iuc v~ ..v
fcerv as its dead sister, Yesterday.
It is a day of God's Its sun will rise
in roseate splendor, or behind a mask
of weeping clouds. But it will rise.
Until then, the same love and patience,
that hold Yesterday hold To?
- ' - -> c
morrow. Save ror ine star ui uupc
that gleams forever on the brow of
Tomorrow, shining with tender promise
into the heart of Today. I have
no possession in the unborn day of
grace. All else is in the safekeeping
of the Infinite Love that holds for me
the treasurer of Yesterday. The Love
that is higher than the stars, wider
fTio,-, tho skip*;. deeDer than the seas.
Tomorrow?it is God's day. It will
be mine. /
There is left for myself, then, but
'one day of the we:k?Today. Any
man can fight the battles of Today.
Any woman can carry the burdens of
just one day. Any man can re?ist the
I temptation of Today. Oh. friends, it
i is only when, to the burdens and cares
of Today, carefully measured out to
us by the Infinite wisdom and might
that gives with them the promise, "As
! thy day, so shall ihy strength be,"
we willfully add the burdens of tho-e
two awful eternities?Yesterday and
Tomorrow?such burdens j.s only the
i mightv God can sustain?that we
j break down. It isn't the experience of
Today that drives men mad. it is the
remorse, the dread of what Tomorrow
Therefore, I think, and I do and I
iourney but one day at a time. That is
j the easy day. That is man's day. Nay,
I rather, that is Our Day?God's and
| Mine. And while faithfully and duti
? r?Ti/4 ii-nrb m V
fully l run my cuujsc, emu .. .....
appointed task on that day of Ours,
God the Almighty and the Ali-Loving
takes care of Yesterday and Tomorrow.
"?v?:en ?<> ] I'aw Jo Icau' home to Uu>
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DEMOCRATS CONTROL SENATE.
Now Have Forty-eight Votes and Vice
President?Seven States Still .
Washington, Nov. 7.?Control of the
senate in the- 63d congress now is
practically assured to the Democrats.
Conceding to the Republicans the legislatures
of all States still in the j
doubtful column, tonight the Demo- J
crats will have a vote of 48, or onenaif
of the entire membership zf the
senate, with a Democratic vice president
in the chair to cast the deciding
ballot in case of a tie. Seven States!
are yet to be heard from definitely. A1
senator from any of these would give |
I . '
I fiio riamnfiratt. a r>lpiir mainritv. and it I
Hit 1-*. *-0 V*X/?A* ?*?v* iw. - - - , M..?
is possible their strength will be even !
further increased by winning in sev- j
Kansas has been added to the Democratic
column in the past twenty-four
hours1. The States in which the com-:
plexion cf the legislatures is yet to j
be decided arc:
Safe Without 'fhese.
Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire,;
Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and i
Wyoming. Ordinarily Tennessee could j
be relied upon to help the Democratic j
party, but the factional fight there may j
prevent in this crisis. In Illinois there !
are complications growing ou? of the i
multiplicity of parties, rendering it un- |
* - ; ?ill I
certain wnetner mere win ue <x scim
tprial election. In that State there
should be chosen a successor to the
deposed Senator Lorimer as well as to
Senator Cullom, whose term expires
on the 4th of next March. If there
should be no election the effect would
be to favor the Democrats by reducing
the membership of the senate' to 94,
to which the number of 48 already
chosen would be a working majority.
I In. New Hampshire the dispatches in
| dicate a possible combination of Dem-j
ocrats and Republicans, and in that j
event prediction as to the course of j
the man selected would be mere guess
All Doubt Dispelled.
Whatever the outcome in any of the
States mentioned, there can be no
doubt as to Democratic control of th^
senate. In addition to the aid of the
vice president in an emergency, they
will find willing co-operation among |
the Progressive senators. Three or
four of the Progressives are almost as
liberal in their tariff views and or.
other questions as the Democrats
themselves. Senators Clapp, LaFollette,
Cummins, Gronna. P.ris*o\v a.id
Poindexter are all avowed tariff reformers.
They also favor acka<iced
legislation on other subject?
Senator Works announced his intention
of voting for ,the Democratic
presidential candidate soaie time before
the election. This determination
was however, to a peculiar com
binatien of circumstances, and the Cait'ornia
senator probably would not
wish to have it construed as binding
him to a Democratic Legislative policy.!
He is classed as a protectionist.
Of the 31 hold-over ftepi'blicans,
eight have, been classed as Progressives
in the past. T!u-y ar^ Senators
Bristow. of Kansas; <Y;:\vford. of
South Dakota; Cummi::s, of fewa;
Gronna, of North Dakota, "lapp, of
Minnesota; LaFolleUe, of Wisconsin.
Poindixter, cf Washing ?n. :ind Works. I
of California. Mr. Norn5 has been one j
of the leaders of the Progressive ele- j
1 ment in the house, and will continue i
J to cooperate with that element in the!
senate, as it is expected that Senator
Kenyon, of Iowa, will, and possibly j
1 i? cunh meas-!
Senator Boran, 01 luan^ m ^ v*?
uros as may appeal to them.
Much interest is manifested in the j
political affiliations of the Progres-'!
?ives. Heretofore, they have bee.i content
to he known as Progressive-Republican.
Whether any number of
them will withdraw from the Republi- j
can party is a problem. Senators;
I Bristow, Clapp and Poindexter are un-}
I HArcjtonrl to have supported Mr. Roose- J
velt, and it' they should d?cline to co- j
operate with the Republicans of the i
senate the change would materially J
weaken the old party. |
| \"nw i> * if- Irime co sr.Vscr^h?
I r..c ll-:a i a .Wws
YOUNG BEX TILLMAN'S PETITION.
Asks Supreme Court for Possession of
Children?Another Chapter in
Edgefield, Nov. 7.?The book is to bo
- _ . i
reopened and another chapter added to
the tragic and pathetic story of the
separation of man and wife, the subsequent
legal battle instituted by the
wife against the grandparents for the
possession of the little girls, the offspring
of the once happy Mnion, their
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UC1I V'C'A LKJ LICX U L Lilti yauC3 LTJ iu; ;
judgment of a court, and finally the
obtaining of a decree of divorcement!
by a court of another jurisdiction.
The public will recall that after the
estrangemnt of Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Tillman, Jr., followed by a conveyance
of the children by the husband to their
grandparents, Senator and Mrs. Tillman,
the younger Mrs. Tillman filed
heT petition in the supreme court of
t-hie Qtcitp Q?U-inpr that a writ r>f hfl:hpas
corpus do issue to the end that her
children, Douchka Pickens Tillman
and Sarah Stark Tillman, might be released
from the alleged unlawful restraint
of Senator and Mrs. Tillman, j
and that they be turned over to her j
care, training and protection. In this I
suit she was triumphant and the children
were delivered to her custody,
not however absolutely without reser
vation, for said the court, "witn respect
to the apprehension expre-sed that by
divorce or marriage or otherwise, the
welfare of thei children may be imperiled
in the future, it is to be observed
that the judgment now rendered does
not prevent this or any other court of
competent jurisdiction in this State or
elsewhere, from changing the custody
of the children upon proof of such
material changes of conditions as to
make such a 'Step proper." The order
or judgment closes in these words: "It
is, therefore, ordered and adjudged
that the respondents, B. K. Tinman,
Sr., and his wife, Mrs. S. S. Tillman,
deliver up the children to the petitioner,
Mrs. Lucy Dugas Tillman, and that
6he have and retain the custody of
them during their minority or until it
be otherwise adjudged."
Conceiving thatThe entitled to the
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possession and Cell t; Ui nic wunui m,
Mr. B. R. Tillman, Jr., has instituted
proceedings in habeas corpus asking
that they be taken from the mother
and surrendered to him.
The writ granted by Chief Justice
Gary is made returnable before tht
supreme court on the 26th instant
and upon that august tribunal rests j
the duty to declare the rights of the
respective1 parties, and to. whose car';
the little ones will be given. The action
is entitled ex-parte B. R. Tillman,
in re the custody of Douchka Pickens
Tillman and Sarah Stark Tillman, his
infant children, vs. Mrs. Lucy Bugas
Tillman, alias Mrs. Lucy Duga*=1, r:^
Mrs. Tillman was served with a copy
of the petition and other papers yesterday,
and went to Columbia this
morning to consult Messrs. DePass &
DePass, who with Mr. Simki?:s, of this
bar, will represent her, the petitioner
being represented by Messrs. Tillman
& Mayes, of Greenwood, the fcrmer
hpinz a brother of petitioner. The pe
tition in the. suit which is duly veri- ,
fied and is supported by the affidavit
of petitioner, recites the marriage of
Mr. and Mrs. Tillman, Jr., the birth
of the children, the subsequent conveying
of them to their grandparents, and
the annullment of the deed by the supreme
court and the reconveyance by
Senator and Mrs. Tillman or' whatever
interest they acquired under the deed
to the children to petitioner, giving a
nf tiiA nrfinns and doings
ui in iiuavi uiv
i the supreme court. Petitioner further
says that he has landed interests
in Greenwood county and has rented
the *T>. R. Tillman" place at Trenton,
where he purposes to live, and that, he
is in every way qualilied and capacitated
to provide for, educate and maintain
hi= children; that lie has made
through third parties numerous attempts
to effcct a reconciliation be
tween himself and Mrs Tinman wiui-i
out avail, and now recognizes that any j
other effort in that line would be fruit- j
less in view of the fact, that Mrs. Tillman
has secured an alleged divorce;
that he has been deprived of the pleasure
and opportunity of seeing his chil
dr^n ?inc<? they were delivered to Mrs. j
n.'. except on i^rr-^s a halfu-./.n
i echelons, and that while i: was '
proffered thnt he eon Id see them it
was under circumstances that would
have been humiliating and that he
could not in self-respect accept. Further
he states that he is informed and
believes that it is the purpose cf Mrs.
Tillman to make her future home in
Cincinnati and carry the children
with her, thus removing them from the
jurisdiction of this court and making
it practically impossible for him
to see them or they him. He further
states that he has been prohibited from
coming upon the land of respondent
on pain of criminal prosecution. He
alleges that Mrs. Tillman i- very bitter
iu her dislike to his family, and has
instilled or attempte dto instill into I
liis children, a kindred feeling. Allusion
is made to the divorce proceedings
instituted by Mrs. Tillman in
the courts of Cincinnati, and the undesirableness
of the children living in
an atmosphere where divorce is recognized.
These are some of the salient mat
ters appearing in the petition, senator
TilWian makes an affidavit in which
lie states that he hae not seen,the
children since they were taken from
him, and Mrs. Tillman, nor have they
visited their home; that notwithstanding
the former habits of petitioner he
has for several years led a life of
sobriety and industry and is fully capable
of me;ting the issues of ?ife in
a manly way. Some dc:cn dozens of
Trenton affirm tL.i p.riiiouer has for
the last three years led a sober, industrious
and honorable carter. The deed
fi cm Senator and Mrs. Tillman reconv
>ying the children to their ?on. a copy
of the divorce decree, and numerous
letters between peuuuu-i ami icspondent,
the attorneys engaged in
the former proceedings, ar? made exhibits
to the petition.
Mrs. Tillman, will in due tirr.e make
answer to the matters involved, but,!
ol c ourses it .can not be fo.ecastcd what
siie will submit.
>"ews of Excelsior.
EXC ;lS10r, i\OV. li.?H/a^cioiuii svuw,
is moving on nicely now with good
attendance of pupils.
"the rains of the past week have delayed
the farmers for several days in
Mr. P. S. Cook, who has been work
ing in Columbia for the past two weeks
Qnnrinv at home.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. B. Kibler, of New-1
berry, ispent Sunday with his brother, J
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler and family.
Mrs. Shealy and Mrs. Werts, of Jolly
Street section,, have been visiting relatives
and friends in this section.
Mrs. Alice Dominick and son, Ray
mond, have been on a visit to relatives ;
Miss Lora Nates went down to
Orangeburg Friday to spend two weeks
with hf>r sister. Mrs. Willie Blanton.
Mrs. L. C. Livingston we::t to Columbia
last week to undergo an operation
at the Knowlton hospital. Her
many friends wish for her speedy recovery
and return home. Sigma.
COLLEGE >OTES. $
The following have been chosen to
represent their respective societies in
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the annual debating contest to De neiu i
next March: Phrenakosmian?G. H.!
Ballentine, J. B. Ballentine. debaters;
S. C. Paysingtr, captain; C. M. Wilson,
president; K. M. Counts, orator.
Rvfclsior?J. A. Shealy. W. A. Reiser,
debaters; J. B. Bailey, captain; R. K.
The first division of the sophomore (
declaimers spoke last Friday, and did j
well, the' student; roundly applauding ,
each number. Messrs. Derrick, L. F.,;
Derrick, .J. P., Corlev and Bouknight
were tbe speakers.
E. H. Jahnz. '12, was in the city last
week, and was a welcomed visitor on J
the campus. Mr. Jahnz is working in ;
the automobile business up Xorth, and
reports that he is getting on nicely.
Coach Holloway witnessed the Jun
ior-Senior football game last Friday,
and enjoyed it.
Do not forget that there will be
class football games on Wednesday
and Friday of this week, and tlie pub- j
lie is cordially invited to be present. !
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FORMER NEWBERRIAMM md
"REPUBLIC OF lINRESr
MR. M. K. DAY WRITES INTERESTINGLY
Witnesses a Battle and Hears Bullets
Hum?See Great Potentialities for
Little Republic. fiBB
Managua, Nicaragua, Oct. 24.? HP
Thinking you might be interested in *
news from this section of the globe, I
will* try to tell you a few of my experiences
in this beautiful little repub
1 lie of unrest.
On arriving here from New York in
August, I landed on the west coast at
a place called Corinto, one of the largest
shipping points in this section.
The entrance into the harbor was like
the unfolding of a beautiful picture,
and it was hard to realize that the
Ttr~ i j - i - x < _ ?
suems was r?u. we ianuea at i p. m.,
and got a train into interior at 4
p. m. About 8 the next morning we
arrived at the city of Leon, one of the
strongholds of the Insurrcctcs, who
had full charge of the railv/ay lines
for a hundred miles, and who halted
our train until we had proved to their
entire satisfcation that we carried no
arms for the Federal army. This condition
prevailed all along the route we
were traveling, the Insurrectos having
r..ii -1 c xi. _ i.: mi
mil cuarge 01 tne suuauon. iney are
> putting up a good fight, and have
plenty of ammunition and guns, of the
most modern manufacture. These Insurrectos
have somewhere between 9,000
and 12,000, while the eFderals
have 16,000 or more. As a rule the
Insucrectos are poor shots, and know
very little about artillery. They have
French and German guns, and generally
purchase artillery and machine
suns from an outside DoWer and eet
natives of the country from which they
are purchased to work them/so that it
is not uncommon to find soldiers of
fortune on both sides. It is good to
see English faces and hear the English
tongue'in the jungles of Central Amer- M
About two weeks ago I was cut in
one of the rubber districts, sightseeing,
and had started back to.the M
Railroad. We had become somewhat ^
confused as to the road to take, and
witn tne assistance 01 several Noumea ?
patrole we c?.nie to a forked trail
which proved to be just in, the rear of .,sS|
c-ne of the federal outpost*. Our v~ I
guides were entirely at sea a? to where
we were, and were unfamiliar with the
lip go of the natives. We were just I
wondering where ws could get information
which would help is to find
our way out of the jungle, when a
voice frcm one of the trenches close
at hand said, "What you want dar,,
white folks, I knows all about dese
yere roads," and there came into view
a big, good-natured American negro,
the real old South Carolina kird. He
wore the uniform of a captain and was ,
hardly grown. Later on I met a boy
fro-m Mississippi who was commanding
a plattoon of machine guns.
On October 3 and 4 I was witness to
one cf the -strongest battles fought so
far. I was about 1000 yards from the
line of fire. I heard the screech of
the 3 inch gun and the buzz of the
Mauser, which sounded wicked, I can
tell you. This was at the battle of
Masaya, and the Federals were the
victors. There were about 2000 Insurrectos
defending the city and between
3,500 and 4.000 Federals. From cur
position we commanded a fine view
of the city and surroundings' and saw
the fighting. The city put up a strong
fight, but was forced to yield. I>ater
in the day I went through the town
and it found ^ve-vthing in a sad plight.
The United States has quiie a large
force here and they have full charge
of the railroad and all foreign property.
There are great possibilities of de- /
velopment in this country. The cl.mate
and seasons are suitable" fo^
most anything in the grain line, and
cotton also growa abundantly. Any
crop that requires much labor is tabooed
here, as the natives, as in all
tropical climates, are opposed to work.
The land is fertile and there is any
nnantitv of fine fruit. There are ex
tensive cattle ranches, and'also mines
of gold. Most of these are owned by
wealthy Americans, who make money
in spite of the unsettled condition of
the country. M. R. Day.