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VOLUME LI., NUMBER 7. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913. # TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAR.
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' Election of Judges, Inaugurati
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Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 23.?Both branches
of the general assembly adjourned today
until Monday of next week, th0
house to meet at 12 o'clock and the
senate at 8 o'clock at night. The gen_
eral assembly having accepted the invitation
to visit Winthrop tomorrow
there could be no session tomorrow
and it was decided to take recess until
The -election for circuit judges was
resumed today at noon and Geo. E.
Prince of the tenth circuit; R. \V.
Memminger, of the 9th circuit and
Thos. S. Sease of the 7th circuit, were
all re-elected without opposition. The
other eelctions were carried over un" ?-til
In the house today Geo. R. Rembert
introduced a resolution calling on
Senator Tillman to furnish the proot
of the charge in his reply to Gov.
Blease that the legislature was under
the control of Mr. B. L. Abney and
that be dominated legislation.
Specal to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 23.?The inauguration,
the election of judges, and the
.stir created in the senate when the
reply of Senator Tillman to Gov.
Blease-s recent message was read, j
have characterized the sessions of the
genral assembly this week. The story
of the inauguration is told in another
column. The Tillman letter -will also
be published in full in The Herald and
News tomorrow. When the Tillman letter
was read in the senate,- it was
characterized by one of the senators
?who, by the way, is a political opponent
of the governor?as a "gratuitous
insult" to every member of the
senate in casting aspersions upon the
senate. * J
Election of Judges.
On Wednesday, in joint assembly,
W. L. Glaze, Esq., of Orangeburg, was
elected judge of the First circuit, to
succeed Judge R. E. Copes, resigned.
There were four other candidates?
Senator E. J. Dennis, of Berkeley county;
Solicitor P. T. Hildebrand, of Orangeburg;
Gen. M. S. Connor, of St.
George and Octavius Cohen, Esq., of
Berkeley county. Senator Dennis was j
in the final ballot with Mr. Glaze, the
vote being, Glaze 87 and Dennis 72.
It was stated after the election that
there was some doubt of Mr. Glaze ac
cepting the position. j
Judge Ernest Gary, of Columbia, was j
re-etected, without opposition, judge of
the Fifth circuit.
The joint assembly will meet again
today to resume the elections.
The ^>1111 Mergers."
A resolution was introduced in the
house on Wednesday morning author- >
izing the attorney general to bring
suit to determine' whether mergers of
cotton mills and other corporations in
parnlina arp not in violation of i
law. The resolution went to the j
commerce and manufactures commit-1
To Investigate Issuance 01 Passes, j
The following resolution introduced
in the house on Wednesday by Mr.
C. D. Fortner, of Spartanburg, went
over for consideration today:
Be it Resolv-ed, by the House of
Representatives, the Senate conurring:
Sec. 1. That a joint committee com. <
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of the house and the committee on ;
railroads of the senate, be authorized !
and required to examine into and as- j
certain from the various railroads of
this State who are authorized to issue
passes over the railroad lines of this
State, and if any persons other than
railroad officials are vested with such
?onH thai- cqiH inint orurtvniftee
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be authorized and directed to c:;I! be- t
fore them, for this purpose, trie presi- j
dents and general superintendents oP
?he railroads operating in tblj State,!
)T such of them as may be necessary!
to carry out the provision-: of this res-1
S~c. 2. That said joint f^inmitue
be authorized and required to y.am::io;
ion and Important Bills and
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into and ascertain if passes were issued
in the year 1912 for any State
officials, or clerks thereof, or friends
of State officials, at the requesr cf
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SciiU UUlWillb , dllU Lilac oaiu jui'n, viu I
nUtee be authorized and directed to
cali before them, lor this purpose, ail
the State officials of 1912, an-1 Supc.r"jrtevdert
H>nry A. Williams, of the
Southern Railroad company, and P. A.
Willcox, Esq., attorney for the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad company.
Sec. 3. That said joint committee
be authorized and required to examine
into and ascertain how much moneyv
if any, was contributed in the political
campaign of 1912 in South Carolina
by the Southern Railroad company,
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Railroad company, and the Seaboard
Air Line Railroad company, for political
purposes; and that said joint committee
be authorized and directed to
: call before them, for this purpose,
Col. W. A. Andrews; President W. W.
XTr- P A Will/^nv Mr W H.
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Lyles; Mr Ben Taylor; Mr. F. H. Wes'ton;
Mr. Christie Benet; Mr. J. Rut|
ledge Rivers, and such other railroad,
officials or attorneys as they may
deem expedient or necessary.
' Sec. 4. That said joint committee be
f authorized and required to examinee
into and ascertain what members of
this general assembly are attorneys
I for railroad companies, express companies,
banks, cotton mills,
cotton mill mergers, or other
l corporations; and that said joint com/
i mittee be authorized and directed to
call before them, for this purpose, any
persons they may deem necessary.
Sec. 5. That said joint committee
be authorized and required to examine !
into and ascertain if any State officials J
or their families have ridden upon free
passes since the nomination of said
officials in the Democratic primary of
1912, or since their election to office
-in the general election in November, ,
*1912; and that said joint committee be
au/horized and directed to call before j
them, for this purpose, any persons
; they may deem necessary.
Sec. 6. That said joint committee be
authorized and required to examine
into and ascertain if any railroad com
pajiy in tnis state, during tne pouucal
campaign of 1912, transported
from place to place, free of charge,
the friends of any candidate to attend
the various campaign meetings, or any
of said meetings; and that
said joint committee be authorized
this purpose, Hon. J. Fraser Lyon,
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Mr. P. A. Willcox, Gen. Wilie Jones,
ex-Gov. John Gary Evans, Mr. Christie
Benet, Mr. J. Pope Matthews, and I
such other officials of the various
roads and officers of the Democratic
party, or such otter persons, as they
may deem expedient or necessary.
Pres. Mitchell Carolina and IVinthrop.
Mr. J. W. Ashley introduced in the
house on Wednesday morning the following
resolution, which was adopted
and sent to the senate, where it was
ordered for consideration today:
Whereas, his excellency, the governor,
in his inaugural address, stated
that he had been informed that the
president of the South Carolina university
had signed an agreement by
which certain money of the Peabody
, fund, which had theretofore been
designated to be given to Winthrop
college, should be transferred to the
South Carolina college and to negro
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resentatives, the senate concurring,
that a committee be appointed, consisting
of two members of the senate
and three members of the house, thoroughly
to investigate this matter, and
that this commitee call befor-e it Hon.
M. F. Ansel, member of the board of
'trustees of the Peabody fund; Dr. S.
r Mitphell nresident of th-e University
o? South Carolina; Dr. D. B. Johnson,
president of Winthrop college; Hon.
John E. Swearingen, State superintendent
of education; Mr. August Kohn,
on-- of the trustees of the South Car\
olina college, and such other person
or persons as they may deem necessary,
and report all the facts in connection
with this matter to this general
assembly within ten days from
the passage of this resolution.
The Tillman Statement.
A stir was created in the State senate
on Tuesday morning when United
States Senator Tillman's reply to the
attack made on him by Governor
Bleas-e, was read. Senator Carlisle
voiced the vigorous resentment of the
~ ocmirsirms cast unon
IU luc aw^rv* A
them in Senator Tillman's statement
and said that the senator's charge
> with reference to Mr. Abney manipulating
the senate was untrue.
"I don't believe the records of the
senate should be burdened with the
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, Vitlip6rEtlV6 aDUS? jjctsamg ^ utinwn
Senator Tillman and Gov. Blea.se,"
said Senator Carlisle.
Senator Carlisle characterized the
messaage of Senator Tillman as a
gratuitous insult to every member of
the. senate, "when he said that Ben
Abney could make the- senate do his
Senator McLaurin. did not think
that the senate had the constitutional
right to refuse publication of the gov
. ~ cnitc. nf the
ennors urcssag^ auu tI1 ?
fact that it did have the right to refuse
publication of Senator Tillman's stateI
ment he thought it best to print both
of these communications and then
frown down on any similar messages
in the future.
Compulsory Edacation Bill.
Senator Hall's compulsory education
bill was introduced Tuesday morning
f and sent to the proper committee. This
bill promises to cause a big fight
| Sfmator Laney offered a bill providing
for a change in text books of
schools every ten years instead of
every five, as at prestent. This bill
was referred to the committee on Education.
Business in Honse.
There were thirty-five new bills introduced
on the house side on Tuesday.
They covc-red pretty much every
j range of legislation, from the two
cent mileage bill of Messrs. jyuxsou
and Hunter, to the bill to annex a part
of Lexington county to Richland.
The house took action on Mr. Miller's
little resolution to provide $500
fr the purchase of material with which
to decorate the State house in honor
of the corn exposition. Mr. Welch
supplemented the resolution by a
I pmnhasizkig: the scope of
;the exposition. Later on, after voting
the $500 for decoration, the house accepted
the invitation to attend the
corn exposition o<n "Carolina4 Day,"
which is to be next Tuesday.
Senatorial Election Tuesday.
A report was asked for and submit|
ted by a -sub-committee to the effect
I /that the election of a United States
senator be scheduled for next Tuesday.
Th^ action was taken to avoid any
possible conflict with the law as to
when the vote for United States senator
Tillman should be taken, and the
ballot is to be had next Tuesday. This
appears to have been the rule in previous
The two compulsory education bills
ca?ne in Tuesday, one by Senator Hall
and the second by Mr. McCravy.
Red Tape in Actioii
An American, in visiting the Ivondon
postoffice, observed that the newspaper
box had a large mouth, and, with the
curiosity of the averaged American
tourist, he stood gazing into it. Suddenly
a bale of newspapers struck him
and he fell into the box.
His companions hurried to the counters
to rescue him, but owing to the red
tape of the English postoffice, the
clerks disregarded their appeals. The
- - moil Knv and
American was m i-uc wm..
would have to be treated as a mail
matter. T%ey therefore stamped him
and threw him into a compartment
containing provincial newspapers.
The unfortunate man's friends
thereupon went to the chief, who list?
tened phlegmatically to their story,
then asked if their friend was addressed.
On being: informed that he was
not, the chief said:
"The matter is simple. The man will
remain for six months in the bureau.
At the end of that time, if no one applies
for him, he will be burnt as a
THE SEWS 0 FPROSPERITY.
Dr. Geo. B. ('miner to Address Missionary
Prncnorifv Ton 92 \Tr Tom Wick
er, of Newberry, visit-ed Mr. A. B.
Messrs. Stanley and Ralph Baker,
of Newberry cocllege, spent the weekend
with Mrs. E. W. Werts.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Fellers spent
Wednesday in Newberry.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter spent several days
this week in Columbia.
Messrs. Roy and Geo. Summer, of
Newberry, were business visitors here
Mr. S. J. Kohn was a business visitor
in Columbia Wednesday.
Messrs. .T. A. Counts, P. C. Singley,
and W. I. Gibson went to Parr's Shoals
Monday to view the construction
Messrs. J. F. Browne and B. B.
Schumpert visited Mr. A. A. Singlev,
of Excelsior, Monday and returned
?home triumphant hunters.
/ Dr. J. J. Dominick has been to Lees|
i Miss Jervey Lee Kinard has returned
j to Little Mountain after a visit to
Miss Alda Rae Wheeler.
Dr. Tom Kinard of Ninety-Six has
been here this week.
' Mrs. A. E. Shealy and little son
Claude of Savannah, are the guests of
tMrs. Wells Shealy.
Messrs. G. E. Dominick, G. W. Dominick,
Jno. S. Dominick, .T. L. Boozer,
J. Wm. Bedenbaugh and others presented
a petition for the erection- of
a scteel bridg at Holly's Ferry to the
Newberry County delegation in Columbia
Mr. B. L. Miller is opening a groc.ery
store in one of the Hunter buildings
in Main street.
Mr. O. W. Amick has commenced
work on his home which he is erecting
in Main street.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Singley have returned
to Gary's Lane *fter a visit to
Mrs. B B. Schumpert.
Mr. J. J. Crooks, of Pamaria, was a
business visitor here Wednesday.
Dr. A. L. Lewis, of Greenville; was
.here Wednsday on busir ?ss.
Dr. Burnett, formerly the head of
the veterinary department at Clemson
college, but now locatd in Columbia,
cnpnt \Tondav here.
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Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dominick visited
their son at the Cloumbia hospital
The Olivette Concert Party which
consists of four young ladies will be
here Saturday night. This is one of
the highest price attractions of the
course and the press notices are very
I The Young People's society will
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meei fnaay evening at vnciv,^ ?
A treat is in store for all who attend
the missionary meeting Sunday
evening at Grace church as Dr. Geo.
B. Cromer will be the speaker. The
choir will furnish special music.
It happened the other evening and
now a certain club man is trying to
figure out how he will square things
with his wife the next time he is "de
tained" down-town. He was not going
home for dinner and when his
wife answered the telephone he said;
"Don't wait for me at dinner this
evening, dear, I shall be detained' on |
"Very well," she replied*. "I'm sor
ry you can't cojne home, but business
is business, I suppose. Where are you
"Whare am T? In my office, of
course, I have had a very busy day."
"It's too bad you hSve to work so
hard, George. But tell me something."
"Yes, dear, what is it?"
"How. can you keep your mind on
business with the orchestra playing,
"'Every Little Movement?' "?Kansas
Buys Johnston Ice Plant.
Johnston, Jan. 18.?The Carolina
Public Service Company, of South Carolina,
has purchased the Johnston
T~: T iorV>f TThinl onH Tr>p P.ATTInanV.
Hiier (.1 Ivigm, i- uuu ~ 1 ,
with Mr. F M. Boyd as local manager.
Tht office will be opened on Monday
in rear of the Johnston Bank, ready
for business under the rew manag?- J
Gov. Blease L
Says in His Inaugural Addre*
fhp Slat** of Pant
j Special to The Herald and News.
I Columbia, Jan. 23.?Outlining his*
| position on several important matters,
! and saying that he had forgiven the
! things said and done against him and
j had wiped clean the slate of the past,
! Governor Blease delivered an extern- ;
i poraneous inaugural addrss in the hall
of the house of representatives on
Tuesday, which held the close attention
of the crowded hall and galleries,
! and which was frequently interrupted
i by enthusiastic and spontaneous apj
| Gov. Blease sprang a sensation in
that nnrtinn r?f hie address, dealing
I with a fight which he said he had been
j informed had been made against Win|
throp by the president of the South
i. Carolina college. The governor gave
the names of those whom the legislature
might seek information in regard
to the matter.
The oath Was administered to Gov.
Blease by W. Pink Caskey, i?sq., or '
Lancaster. An eloquent and fervent
i prayer was offered by the Rev. X. A. '
| Hemrick, of Newberry..
i Following Gov. Blease's address the
oath of office was administered by
Chief Justice Gary to Lieutenant Governor
Charles A. Smith.
iUClC niio qu cl laigc luuiiiwt . ui
j out-of-town people here for the oc'ja,
Following is a stenographic report
of Gov. Blease's inaugural address:
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Gentlemen
of the House of Representatives
and State Senate, Ladies and Gentle,
| God Almighty has never given to
| any man truer or more devoted friends
than he.has given to me, and no man,
loves his friends better than I love
mine. Hanging on the wall in the of
fice of the chief executive of South '
Carolina is a motto which reads: "Of
what shall a man be proud if he is j
: not proud of his friends." Sometimes!
the question is asked me why it is or(
how it is that I can get hold of cer- j
tain information which seems to be aj
secret between man and man, or |
sometimes between a man and his j
God. It is because my friends are j
j true; they are ever zealous and al-j
.ways on the alert to protect me and. j
j- my interests wherever or whenever
| the occasion, may arise. I hold in
smy hand the Bible upon which I have
taken the oath of officc as governor
of South Carolina for the second time.
.It was my father's Bible. In it I
read, "Thy friends and thy father's
friends forsake not." If I never obeyed
any other injunction in it I have
tried to obey that one, and, by the help
of God, I shall continue so to do. I'
| read another passage: "And all things,J
J whatsoever ye snau asK in prayer, uelieving,
ye shall receive." I hope that
the ministers of the gospel who prayed
for my defeat last summer feel
within their hearts that they believed j
when they were praying; and, if so, j
they should be happy. Those who
prayed for the best man to win Should
I /-.flrtninlir ho 1 orVl f Or? f/~?r fmTTI that
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passage of Scripture, they certainly
believed when they prayed, and I have
the honor of addressing this general!
assembly, by the voice of nearly 75,000
of thie- white people of Sfcrnth
Carolina. We were told that some
! ladies prayed in that campaign. I am
j satisfied they believed when they i
i nraved. God answered their prayer, j
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|;and I thank them for praying for the
fbest man to win. I thank them that
I am here.
j President Mitchell and Peabody Fund.
! Gentlemen of the general assembly,
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; I desire to say to you uiat i i egi ct mc
fact that there is a fight between two
of your State colleges?one that I
think should be investigated by you,
and one that I think should be investi
[gated in a serious mauuci. n i
I am correctly informed, the
Peobody fund being distributed
I throughout these United States
j has as one of the members of
j its trustees the Hon. Martin F. Ansel, ;
is that He Has Wiped Clean
-Outlines Position on
of South Carolina. If I am correctly*
informed, the trustees of this fund
had agreed to give Winthrop college
about $90,000. The president of the
South Carolina College went North,
and I am told that Mr. Ansel has in
his possession a statement signed by
the president of the South Carolina
college that if the Peabody fund trustees
would give to the South Carolina
college a certain amount of that
money, that he, as president of the
South Carolina college, would agree
and consent for the remainder of that
money to go to the education of free
negroes. 1 have tried to get a copy
of that report, and have not succeeded
; but I have the word of Prof. D. B.
Johnson, the able and distinguished
president of Winthrop, that that is
true. And, if it is true, certainly the
president of the South Carolina colnlooia
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ICgC ileus L1\J ill WiV VUUVWHVU
partment of South Carolina. If he
would rather take that money to. educate
negroes than to give it to the
white girls of South Carolina, be certainly
has no place during my adi^inistration
in any department of tlte
government or, particularly, the educational
department of the. State. Toucan
get the inforjmation if you will
ask Mr. August Kohn, who, I under-stand,
was somewhat familiar "with
the transaction; or possibly if you.
will ask the State superintendent of
education, the Hon. John E. Swearingen,
or if you will summon before
your committee Dr. D. B. Johnson, the
president of Winthrop college.
Now, gentlemen, if the two colleges
are to fi^ht one another?if Winthrop
is to fight the University, let Winthrop ,
fight the University like a man; or, if
th-e University is to fight Winthrop,
let the University fight Winthrop like
a man; but, for God's- sake, don't let
them use such methods as I have rethic
infnrmfltirm nf* don't let
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one of them say, after itlhas received
its measly pittance, that it is willing
that the balance should go to educate
free negroes f& South Carolina.
That is a matter for you to investigate,
and it is a serious matter. If
they had let Winthrop alon?e, I am informed
she would have got $90,000,
and possibly considerably more, but
by this under-handed fight she was cut
down very considerably in that appropriation,
and you will be called upon
this year, as a result, to make a larger
appropriation than you would
have had to make if Wiothrop had
received that money. I tried to get
the facts plain-ar to lay them before
.you; I wanted to get them in writing;
but I am satisfied that if you "-.ill
send for Prof. Johnson he will tell
you what he told me, and when he
doe? tell you I am satisfied that you
will find (if you will excuse a com
mon expressionj a pretty unuy uauaaction
on the part of some-body.
This is plain talk, but that is exactly
what I came up here-for.
Itemize College Appropriations.
Now, gentlemen of the general as?
oomHIir F wont tn vrmr a.tt.fint.irtrh
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to another matter. I want to ask you,
when these colleges present their estimates,
and the appropriation bill is
drawn, that you require that the items
be separated. Some of you have been
elpnteri on a nlatform of economy:
some of you promised on (he stump
to try to help to reduce taxes. I stand
here to join you in that fight, whatever
may be the consequences. And,
my friends, don't let the South Carolina
College come in here and say,
for the South Carolina College $218,- *
000; don't let Winthrop say, for Winthrop
$118,00; don't let the Citadel
say, for the Citadel $33,500. If you
do, don't be surprised if I apply the
veto, for, in that event,' I expect to do
so, even if it shuts up the colleges for
the balance of this year; I am going
to do it; 1 am going to put me matter
squarely up to you, because I
promised the people, by the help of
God, that I would do what I could to
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