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YOLOIE LI., NUMBER 11- NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA* TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAR.
The General /
j1 Putting In
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE
SEVERAL IMPORTANT MEASURES
TO COME l*P THIS WEEK.
Appropriation Bill to Be Considered?
Medical College Bill Passes House.
I Other Matters.
Special to The Herald and News,
rvkinmhiji FV'b. 10.?Both houses of
V/Vi U I liW'vv, ? - the
general assembly are now putting
in steady work. Night sessions were
the rule all last week, and on Saturday
the house adjourned until 1 o'clock
this afternoon, and the senate until 8
The appropriation bill is yet to be
v introduced by the ways and means
? ? ??J 1+ ?P. 1 rwvlro/3 fftr Ciirlv
CUUiUllUrt elliu !( 1? iv/um u iv/? ^
^ this week.
Jfedical College Bill Passes House.
The house on Saturday passed and
sent to the senate the bill providing
that the State undertake the management
and absolute control of the Medical
College at Charleston. The original
bill first introduced by Mr. Barnwell
was passed only after a most interesting
and serious fight, 54 to 35.
^ The opposition to the bill, so it was
stated, came from two conditions in
the measure.. First, that it was not
siving the State an absolute title in
fee simple for the property, and that it
involved an appropriation of $20,000.
Kibler Against the BilL ,
The principal fight on the measure
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ard his contention was that the State
had no right, to put money into the
property with a trust deed giving the
right of reversion in case the college
-should be abandoned as a State institution
at any time. This he regarded
as more important and serious than
anything else, and he insisted that the
hill was not in proper shape to be
Baruwell for the Bill.
Tho chief argument in favor of the
t>i!l was made by Mr. Barnwell. He
went into an elaborate statement of the
purpose of the undertaking. He said
that the chief purpose of the measure
was to remove the college from the
present classification as the standard in
which it was now placed by virtue of
the fact that it was not a State institution,
nor connected with any system
of State education, but stood in the
-class known as proprietary colleges.
This classification was arbitrary, and
the only way in which the college
rouId be given the standard to which
it was entitled wa? to make it a State
restitution or ally it with some part of
the State's system. Mr. Barnwell explained
tnat the college had excellent
equipment and a splendid record, and
that ther? was no desire on the part
of any ore to unload an elephant on
the Stat*\ With reference to the right
of reservation, that was provided tor j
in the bill. He hoped that this would j
>i? 'ntraw Vn ? -r* a/vao/-. o r?t' Knt Vi /-\ fhnn orlif if I
r :*ci uf ucv^ocai j, uuv nc uxvu^u*, ^ j
prudent in case the State's policy
should ever be changed.
^ On the motion to reconralt the bill,
which would have been its defeat, the
house voted 35 t<? 54 not to recommit
tbe bill, and subsequently ord-ered the
bill s ?nt to the senate. I
Mr. C. T. Wyche voted again-.t the i
bill, and Mr. Mower for ii.
i u-ere was no cirdiige wiiaievt'r iu
the measure as originally introduced,!
and, as it passed-the houses the proposition
to turn the property over to
th?e State as long as it is used for a
medical college; to elect a board of j
trustees with four ex-officio members:
representing the State and to appropriate
$20,000 for the purpose of the
tr?.-sfpr and making the necessary
Ther-p i? nhsolutelv nrs mention or
indication of any affiliation or conne-c-j
^ tir?:i with the Stat-:* university, and un- J
s^J?for;pr the bill as it now stands the Medi-1
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college will tn- an indeprndent and
if-reliant institution the same as the j
"itadel or any other integral part of
The Vhe educational system of this State.;
winji-.^'or fnvcsticration Confederate Home,
ducted A concurrcnt resolution was pass d
ffon t|iy the senate. [">vi(!*ng for a v.or:
? K' T
J M itk
r Steady Work
\ tee consisting of three members from
j the senate and three from the house,
i who shall investigate charges made
against the officials of the Confederate
"home. This action on the part of the
I senate comes as a result of a petition
I ">ent to both houses of the legislature,
j signed by a number of veterans, not
'uinmates of the home, which charged
1 J *- -a:?tlin have tvra'TI
; inai UIUClcUB Ul LUG uunn, uu-\/ . ??
nized over the inmates of the home,
I that the veterans are denied the rights
cf citizenship, and are not sufficiently
clothed or fed.
A number of the inmates of the
home have vigorously r-e. entea the
i statements contained in the petition, |
; contending that they are getting along
|'all right. j
j Om third reading, the senate passed
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I Senator Christensens Din 10 pruvmc
!"for the inspection and analysis of oils!
! sold within the State, and to provide
; for a penalty for inferior grades of
oil. This law, if the bill is passed by
the house, will be enforced by the secretary
The Warehouse BilL
The bill providing for a State ware- j
hou=e system has bt'en maae a special
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order m me senaiu iui lumum/n. ,
' The Rittenberg bin providing for a
j license system for Charleston i<n the
matter of the liquor traffic has received
a favorable committee report in the-:
senate from the committee on police j
Tax mi Water Powers.
After considerable discussion and
' several amendments the house has
; passed and sent to the senate Mr.
Rembert's bill imposing a tax of 20
cents per horse power on electric |
water power developed from the |
streams of the State. As amended by
the house, the duty of enforcing the
provisions of th^- bill is placed with the j
I department of agriculture. It is stated
that if this bill should pass South;
Carolina will be the first State to im- j
pose such a tax. Governor Blease has |
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j-strongly urgi<i sucn u mcasuir uwm j
in his annual message and in special j
Six Per Cent. Interest Bill Kilie<i. j
The house- bv a large majority has j
killed Mr. Stanley's bill to reduce th-e j
legal rate of interest in this State to j
6 per cent. From the beginning, the j
advocates of such a measure have had j
very little hope of its passange at this j
session. There have been various argu-1
ments against it. and it has been urged
that it would not be to the best inter!
nf those who are forced to borrow
small amounts of money, and would1
j therefore not be to the interest of the
j poor man. It is hard; however, to see
how, if there were proper co-opera;
tion of the ba:nks with the law, with
the spirit of "live and let live" prevailing,
such could have been the result,
if the law were properly enforced.
J However, many arguments have been ;
advanced on both sides, a;nd for the
! present session, at least, the question
| seems to be settled.
The Two-Cent Rate Bill.
The bill providing for a flat passenger
rate of two cents per mile on
railroads is expected to conic up in rhe
house this week, and may come up ear-1
ly during the we?k. There promises j
- - l- ~ -?? i-.fr.p.-clirirT' f1icf>nccinn nf
U Ut' il 11 IillCl \ Ul-OVH^UlVil VL V...V |
m-asure. There will be lively opposi-1
tion to it and there will b? a strong and j
determined fight for it.
As to Compulsory Education.
There are several compulsory education
measures on the calendar, but they
haw not v-'-t been taken up, and it
seems highly improbable that there
? -:il to criclti tin n alifflor *his linp
\MU Ut> U.v.uS
and the session may -end without a
fight, for it.
The usual forty days will run out
r the end of next week. The house>
has adopted a resolution providing for
adjournment, on February 21, but this
may be reconsidered. February 21
would take the session practically
through th?? forty days. 1
\<> Change in Primary Law Probable.
Thorn several measures looking!
toward* changes in the primary law J
but it stents hardly likely that any
will be passed at this session putting
c>n any additional requirements
for voting in the primary or
'the p'lTni-ry !;-v: ?:1 nry particular. It!
has been urged with a great deal of
force that there will be another session
'cf the legislature before another primary
election and that this matter
'should be allowed to go over until
there is time for thorough considera'Hnn
mil fr>r rlisfMiRsirm amone th^ neo
Sple, in order that, if it is deemed ad- ]
visable to pass a bill in regard to the j
primary, one may be agreed upon if
possible, which will be satisfactory to
'the people of the State and servc the
'best interests of all the people of
the State. Gov. Blease in his inaug'*
1 tV?of t Vi d ;
lira] UU!" C;S i cvuunm uu^u iuav uiv ;
legislature provide for keeping open j
the hooks of registration two full!
months this summer in ord' r to give j
every white man in the State an op-j
portunity to register, and that meas-1
ures affecting the primary be post- \
poned until the next s-e=sion. To press )
a measure at this session affecting the!
nrimarv would probably precipitate a
fight which might be avoided it" the [
matter is allowed to rest until thej
next session, giving the membe rs of j
the general assembly an opportunity,1
'to discuss it with their constituents
and giving everybody an opportunity j
thoroughly to consider what is best
fnr all no?ncerned. It has been urged,
too, that we have too recently emerged j
from a bitter campaign to go into this i
matter now, when there is another session
of the legislature before another
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
People Who Are Coming: and Going.
Marriage of Mr. Dominick and
Prosperity, Feb. 10.?Miss Fannie
Cook has returned to Atlanta, after
spending" a month with Mrs. G. W.
Miss Julia Matthews, of Ninety Six,!
spent the week-end with Miss Ellen J
j ? Mr. and Mrs. C. R.'Wise, of Xewi
Vnai-rv crvpnt Snndav with Mrs. C. M.
I WV.* * J ? v
j' Miss Marie Kohn spent the weekI
end in Columbia with Miss Nell Kohn.
I Mesdames G. Y. Hunter and .T;io.
Crosson, and Misses Gertrude Bobb,
Mary DeWalt and Ruth Hunter sp-:nt
Saturday in Columbia.
\Tr .Tnhn Rrown has returned to,
Johnston, after a visit to his brother,!
Mr. J. F. Browne.
Mrs. V. E. Kohn has returned from
a visit to Columbia.
Mr. Kenneth Kr?ps, of Newberry
college, spent several days the latter
part of the week with Mr. Robert
Rev. E. W. Leslie has been called to
Virginia on account of the death of a
Mr. and Mrs. E. 0. Counts have refrnm
o viait to mlntivf4?? in Co- i
1 HI UCU u Vlll CI ? v vw - ? - ,
Rev. H. P. Counts preached in Grace
church Sunday night in the absence of
Dr. Rhinehart, of Saluda county, was
a business visitor in town Friday.
Mrs. .Toe Sit'z has returned to Decatur,
Miss Alda Ray Wheeler left Monday
for Summerland college to resume her
studies, after being home on th^ -ick
list for the past month.
Mr. E. O. Counts has erected a corn
mill at his residence and will grind
Rev. Carson, of the seminary, ;<t Coinmhi'i
TMvar.hed at St. l,uke'> Sun
Col. E. H. AnII spent Sunday with
Mrs. J. M. Werts.
Mr. and Mrss. A. G. Wis-? have returnrd
from the m\'e markets of Tennessee.
Mr. .T. H. Wise, of Little Mountain,
a business visitor here Friday.
Mr. H. Luther Dominick, a prosper-1
ous farm-r of No. 9 township, was
married to Mrs. Abrams on Sunday at
9 o'clock at her home several miles
Jas. I), \ance Camp, IT. C. V.
The annual meeting of the .Tames
J). Xance Camp, United Confederat?
Veteran.5, will be held in the court
hious? on saleday in April at 11 o'clock
'tr? nfRr-prc for the e^suiim year
and delegates to the gen- nil and State
?.Iembers will pl ase pay their an'
"t'P.'i vines of 25 ce.r:ts to William John'pon,
M. M. Bnf-rd.
WILL NOT LET TROOPS
MARCH BEHIND NtliROES
GOVERNOR'S POSITION AS TO INAUGURAL
(orrespondence With Officials m
Charge of Parade Given to Legislatnre.
Special to Th>e Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 10.?Governor Bieas? j
has sent to the general assembly the (
following special message, setting,
forth fully his position in regard to |
hi? refusal to permit the South Caro- j
Una troops to participate in the Wil-!
son inaugural parade:
Message >'o. 19.
Gentlemen of the General Assembly: j
I have noticed in the Journals of!
your respective bodies that a resolu- j
tinri hcvci intrnHnrpH anr? i
requ-esting that I give my consent for
the South Carolina militia to attend j
the inauguration of President Wilson. [
.This resolution, has never been receiv- (
ed by me from the clerk of either j
house, and 1 can not, therefore, treat j
it officially. However, I desire to di- j
rect your attention to the following
facts in regard to the matter:
On Jan. 31, a communication from
Brig. Gen. A. L. Mills, chief marshal, j
Sfwv-.nri nrnnri Tn'vl inr Tnausrnral Pa-'
rade, was sent to ray office, with the !
following 'endorsement: "Respectfully
referred to the commander-in-chief of
the troops of South Carolina, for information.
(Signed) Wm. W. Moore."
In reply, I addressed the following
communication to Brig. Gen. Millb.
"Columbia, January 31, 1913.
"Hon. A. L. Mills, Brig. Gen., General
Staff, U. S. A., Chief Marshal, Second
Grand Division, Iuaugural Parade,
Washington, D. C.
"Sir: Communication from you, unci-:r
date cf January 2S, to the adjutant
general of South Carolina, subject
"Participation in the Inaugural Parade,"
has this day been referred to me
with the following endorsement: "ReI
spectfully referred to the commanderin-chief
of the troops of South Caro
lina, for information."
"In reply to your communication, i
would ask you please to give me in
detail what position the South Caro?
lina troops will be assigned to in your
inaugural parade, and whether or not
they will have to march behind n;gvo
regulars or volunteers. If they ary to
be assigned to such position, they will
not attend; if they are net assigned to
such position, they will attend. If vou
/-.on nr?t rri\rQ mo On o :cnr!lllpp tVlflt f}|<?V
V. O.H nut 01 t U .iiv uu V*.wv V?? w
will not be so placed, you need mak?
no preparation for the South Carolina
troops to attend, as they will not attend
unless they do so individually. If
you will give us such assurance, we
will be glad to take part, and do ary
thing we can to assist in making ih'?
inaugural ceremonies a grand success.
(Signed) "Cole. L. Blaise,
"Governor and Commander-in-CHi"! '
"Copy to the Adjutant General '
I have received from Brig. G??n j
Mills .the following reply:
"Washington, February 3, 1913.
"Hon. Cole. L. Blease, Governor of
South Carolina, Coiu'nbi?.. "Sor.ih
"Sir: "In acknowledgrn-n' of your
excellency's letter of the ;'ist ultimo,'
on the subject of the par' cipation of
Sin!e troops in the app.' >'*!iiiig inaugural
parade, and in which you request ,
to be infoi ned in detail a.- to the position
the South Carolina troops will bv
given in the parade, > 11 whether or
not they will have- to rr.a.rcii behind
negro regulars or volunteers, I l?ave
the honor tj state in reply that the
S'ate troops participating in he pa-1
rade will form the first section of th-c
Second Division, and t'i- ,>rder of
march in he column will be as fol- ,
"First, National Guard th - :);st. ict ;
of Columbia militia.
"Second, the National Guard r;pre- (
sentin.s: the several Sta <-s u the c rder ,
of precedence determined by le dato (
the respective States ratified the constitution
of the United States, or w-to ,
admitted to the Union.
"To the present time, the follow5.ig
States have signified their intention c:"|
participating in the parade: Delawa?",;
District cf Columbia, G'.'orsia, Mnry-J
In7;hfisc (s, M*:;'! .') k V.J
New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania.
"1 am unable to give you assurance
as to the troops to be selected in each
State as its representation, that being
a matter entirely within the control of
the State authorities, but in a report
Irom t^p adjutant rcrP-.il, Listricct of
Columbia militia, dated February 1,
1913, it is stated that the "First Sep
urate Batallion (colored)?225," will
"Brig. Gen., General Staff, U. S. A.,
Marshal, Second Division, Inaugural
From this letter of Brig. Gen. Mills-,
it will be seen that negro troops will
not only take part in the inaugural
parade, but that they will be given the
position of honor, at the head of the
column. You will note the words of
fhe letter: "First, National Guard of
the District of Columbia Militia," in
connection with the last sentence- of
the letter, "in a report from the Adjutant
General, District of Columbia
militia, dated February 1, 1913, it.is
stated that the 'First Separate Battalion
(colored^ 225,' will participate."
It will, therefore, clearly &e seen that
if the South Carolina troops should
participate they would not only be
p'ivpn n nnsitinn hphinri np.?m trnnnc
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but behind negro troops holding the
position of honor in thet parade. I
have been informed that Brig. G-en.
"Wilie Jones has received information
that Maryland also has negro troops,
and it will be noted that Maryland has
signified an intention of participating
in the parade and has a position near
the head of the column. It is, there
fore, an inevitable conclusion that the
South Carolina troops would be treated
just as I expected they would be,
to wit, placed in a position i;y the parade
behind negro troops.
I d-esire to communicate this information
to you, gentlemen, in order
that, if your resolution should reach
me, my reply thereto will be untK-r?tood>
and in order that you may know
wny 1 qg not consent 101 u.e zo?i.
Carolina troops to participate in the
inaugural parade. Individually, as 1
stated in my inaugural address, i Ten
that 1 would receive just such treatment
in c'ase I should attend, but I
do not expect to attend, for the iv.i
sons which I have heretofore statod.
Ard I do not believe that the South
Carolina militia?either the officers oi
the privates?composed entirely of
white men and gentlemen, will desire
to participate under the circumstances.
Brig. Gen. Wilie Jones will
1 notice the following large headlines
in a Columbia newspaper this
morning: "Won't Draw the Lise on
Negro Militiamen. Inaugural Committee
Declines to Give Assurance of
This Nature to Gov. Blease." Under
thp iinps thprp ic n \Vn<ihinPTon
dispatch in which it is stated: "It is
uroffically -stated that no negro troops
will march in the Wilson inaugural
parade, but the inaugural committee
authorities do not intend to take the
responsbil^ty of authorizing such a
statement." It will be noted from the
communication I have quoted above
that it is officially stated that negro
troops will participate and will lead j
the parade. The last sentenc a in this ;
Washington dispatch is as follows: j
"Whether or not South Carolina will!
be represented in the iuaugural parade i
is a question still up to Governor
Blease." In answer to this question.
'Governor Blease" emphatically says
"no." It may be, or it may not be, that
somf' of tho.-e whose political and personal
animosity to me is well known,
and who will have part in arranging
the ceremonies connected with t he j
inauguration, mav be instrumental, in j
~ f V. ^ o i + i /-,,, ri-K 5 I Knvo tot"- I
V1CW Ul CIIC puouiun i uu? v j
en, in eliminating negro troops from!
the line of march, in order to make it
appear that I have been unduly exercised
ovrr the matter. But I am standing
upon the official records in my
hands from the authorities in charge
of this parade, which give the situa- j
Lion, or purport to give the situation,
officially, as it stands today.
1 have thus placed you gentlemen
in possession of the entire facts upon
which my position in the matter is
based. Very respectfully.
Cole. L. El-ase,
Columbia, S. C.. F 7. 1013
WILL ASK CHARTER
RAILWAY FROM COLUMBIA TO
Greenville is Planned.
|c GREENVILLE IS PLANNED.
Hold Meeting in Columbia and
| The State, 7th.
The possibility of an interurban
I railway between Columbia and Green|
ville, to pass through Prosperity, Newj
berry, Clinton, Laurens and smaller
i' towns, has loomed up in the general
J assembly with the introduction of
! a concurrent resolution to allow the
I introduction of a bill incorporating
i the Palmetto Railway company. The
j resolution was introduced in the house
by Mr. Irby of Laurens and passed by
, the neccessary two-thirds majority. It
, will be considered in the senate this
j . The plans of the men behind the
j new railroad are still in embryo, but
i will take definite shape probably today
when the bill to incorporate the
company will be introduced in. the
TV>n V. ?
x iiiLi uuuv;uuii ui liic juijlil icjulution
providing for the chartering of
the new interurban to connect Columbia
and Greenville and the several
thriving Piedmont towns alongs1 its
route was discussed yesterday at an
informal conference in the State- library.
Besides the members of the Rich|
land, Laurens, Newberry and GreenI
ville delegations, W. L., Gray, Dr. A.
J. Christopher and E. S. Hudgins, th^ree
prominent citizens of Laurens; Prof.
A. E. Spencer, of the Presbyterian College
of South Carolina; W. W. Harris,
editor of The Chronicle, both representatives
from Clinton; and several
others interested took part in the conference.
Solicitor R. A. Cooper, of
I^aurens, was one of the moving spirits
in the meeting.
The plans of the conferees as outlined
informally yesterday provid-e for
elections in the various townships on
the route to float bonds to subscribe
to the capital stock of the railway
which would open up a prosperous
territory and give Columbia a direct
connection with the cities and towns
in the northwestern Piedmont. The
general idea advanced was to operate
the interurban by electricity.
Ideal Route for Road.
Of ccur.?e no definite route for the
proposed intcrurDan has been agreed
| upon, but at the conference yesterday
it was suggested that it shoved
pass through Prosperity, Newberry,
Clinton, Laurens, and the smaller
towns between on the way from Columbia
to Greenville. Two surveys for
railroads from Laurens to Greenville
j have been made and on-e from Clinton
to Laurens. Topographically the route
[ is considered ideal since there would
be little trestling and ro tunnelling.
The road would be built along ti*e top
of a long and well defined ridge.
The proposed railroad is sure to
meet with the -enthusiastic approval
of the business men of Columbia as
weli as these in the good territory
through which it will pass, if ali goe:
well with th>e company which the resolution
proposes to charter.
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THE NATIONAL CORN SHOW.
Mr. S. .11. Duiii-au All Farmers
to Attend?This Works Winds
Tiie officials oi' ilie National Corn exposition
having deciu.u lo keep iii.tr -exposition
cpeu until 0 o'clock p. in., Fri'aay,
14t.ii n.ht., we should siiow our
appreciation by attending tiie exposi
tion this \v*ek.
From an educational standpoint, the
South has n?vcr had anything to surpas
it, and the general regret of those
attending is uot l>eir.g able to stay
Tak? advantage of this opportunity,
study the exhibits, of the other States
n _ J v*^
as ?i'ii i^s ,\our aim juu v> m uc
1 S. M. Duncan,
Sp-.cial Aeon Demonstration Work.