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TO MIME LI , NUMBER It:. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TCKSIUY, FEBRUARY 25, 1918. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A TEAK.
L Adjournment j
HOUSE MAKING TIME
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LEGISLATIVE SESSION (iOES ON
ANOTHER WEEK. I
\ House Adjourns Over I'ntil Wednesday :
Night?Senate Meets Again Tue*? j
day N ight. j
Special to The Herald and News.
1 Columbia, Feb. 24.?Th-e general aj>-:
sembly did not finish its session in the i
fnrtv days which is the usual length of
the annual sessions, in accordance witn j
the constitutional suggestion. Untlef j
the consititution the general assembly !
is not limited to any length of time for j
+ a session, but the constitution provides j
that the members shall not receive pay \
for more than forty days. Formerly I
the members received four dollars each
per day. and the usual custom was to
Ha vs. and make j
stay in ses&iuu ivi ?
the pay warants $16t)-each. The mem- j
hers now receive $200 per session, no \
matter what the length of the session, j
There is a great deal of expense, however,
in addition to the pay of members,
connected with a session of the
'egislature, and this other expense
House Waiting on Senate.
The house of representatives has finished
its work and has been marking
time waiting on the senate,*wmcn uas,
in the opinion of a great many people,
teen killing time. The house on Friday
night, with the consent of the senate,
adjourned over until Wednesday
night. The consent of the senate was
i necessary for the reason that, under
+ho ^-institution, one house can not ad-J
journ for more than three days with-j
out the consent of the^other.
The governor's office is clear of all I
Acts and appointments, and waiting on
The senate held a session on Saturday,
had some more fclibustering, and
then adjourned over until Tuesday
The Appropriation Bill.
, The plan now is for the senate to
finish with the appropriation bill by
the house sets back here j
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Wednesday night, get the amendments
over to the house, and send the bill
down to the governor on Thursday.
Whether this plan will go through it
were idle io prophecy. If the governor
should see fit to slash the appropriating
hill to anv considerable -extent, it
would take some time to finish with it j
after it gets back from him. v
Over in the senate the appropriation
bill was still in the hands of the
finance committee when the senate adjourned
on Saturday. The bill is expected
to be take2i up by the sent-e
vhen it gets back here Tuesday night.
The senate will have to get a movo on \
* it. however.
^ The Senators Talk. I
The session of the senate for the pn ^t |
several days has been characterized by !
talk, and a great deal of it. There has J
(been protracted filibustering on the j
local option compulsory education bill, j
which has passed the house, a?id dila- j
tory tactics have been much in evi-1
de.:ce. Senatorial courtesy forbids the j
curtailment of a speech by a senator, j
and all a s-enator needs is plenty of i
1 x r ? ? * t r\ !
lung power ana pieniy 01 euuuuutc ,
, hold the floor a long while.
The Representatives Sine-.
During the past couple legislative
days the house has been taking re-J
cesses farequently, and indulging in |
song. The tunes have been varied, j
but much enjoyed. The Hon. .Joshua j
W. Ashley, of Anderson, has a very ;
fine voice, which can be heard a con- ,
i siderable distance, and when he leads j
in the singing the boys at home would j
feel very proud of him if they could J
The One-Mill for Common Schools.
The bill to levy a one-mill tax for:
the common schools is still in the sen-,
ate. The committee has proposed j
amendments to the bill which are in
line -.vith the suggestions of Governor,
Blease, but there has as yet been no j
vote upon the amendments. The gover-;
nor, it vilj be recalled, has staged en-!i
on the Senate
phatically that if this one-mill tax for
the free public schools were not givK,
lccriclatnro bp wnilld VetO
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every appropriation for the State colleges.
Governor's Vetoes Sustained.
And, by the way, every single veto
of the governor so far has been sustained,
except one which he requested
should not be sustained, after a hear
ing upon the bill?the measure relating
to the proposed bond issue for the
agricultural society. The house sus- j
tained both vetoes of th? governor on j
the Jasper county Acts. A veto on a I
Spartanburg Act, which was over-ridden
by the senate, was sustained by
the house by more than two-fhirds majority.
The bill was introduced by
SpnMtor farlislo. and proposed to cut I
" ' * * I
down the number of commissioners for !
Spartanburg, under the commission J
form of government, from four to two.:
Six of the seven m^ixbers of the house
petitioned Governor Blease to veto the j
Act, upon the ground that the people J
of Spartanburg had voted for the com- j
mission form of government, under j
four commissioners, and the hous?
sustained the governor and the
Spartanburg members. A local bill j
relating to Cherokee county was vetoed i
by the governor, and the veto sustained j
by the house. The house also sus-:
tained a veto of a Jnil permitting the!
Greenville municipal authorities to j
pour out seized contraband liquors. |
This bill was vetoed by the governor j
on the ground that he understood a biil
had already been passed to give sue l j
liquors to hospitals, etc.
No vote has yet been taken hr tV^
house on the veto of the Act allowing
judges $3.00 per day expenses, nor upon
the Act to permit the mayor or recorder
of thte city of Greenville to impose
sentence of imprisonment with
out the alternative of a fine.
What Will Senate Do?
What the senate is going to rio when !
it gets back here Tuesday night, no-;
body seems to know. Tw > very i-n-!
portant measures still on its calendar
are the bill to abolish the hosiery mill,
already pass-sd by the house, and til?
lill to levy a one-mill tax for the com
1 1 ~ on/\L'j5n nf o hnro
UIUI1 bt'liwis, cl 11 cauv oyun-cu U1 uuw .
It has not yet finished with the locai
option compulsory education bill, on
which there has been so much filibustering.
As matter of fact, the legislature
mi^ht get through in short order
next week, or it might not get through
this week at all.
193 Acts Ratified?Governor's Office
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OU Ictl I?,) Al/1.0 UOIt Ub\>U l [
Almost all of these are of a purely local
nature. All of them have either
been turned over to the Secretary of
State, after passing through the hands
of the governor, or returned to the
house in which they originated, in
the cases of the comparatively few
vetoes. In other words, the governor
has no Act held in his office. The Acts
have been disposed of by the governor
on the same legislative day they w<?re
received, in every instance. The governor
on Friday had also concluded all
appointments, -etc., so that his office
is clear for the adjournment of the
general assembly on Friday night.
Trustees Medical College.
The general assembly spent a lonj
while on Thursday in electing sig'-it
+ ,, c-i thfl QnntVi r^rftiina
? I U I tu V' uvutu WV4.* vs**i*v* *'fc - ?..
oal college. The following trustees
were elected, out of the 27 placed ia
nomination: Henry P. Willia us, Charleston;
Dr. W. W. Fennell, Rock Hill;
Dr. Charles Sims,'Spartanburg; Dr. S.
B. Fishburne. Columbia; Dr. W. A.
Tripp, Anderson; Dr. J. M. Davis,
North; Dr. R. E. Hughes, Laurens; Dr.
T. G. Croft, Aiken.
So Primary Legislation.
As was predicted. there will be no
primary legislation at this session, the
senate having continued the bill attempting
further to regulate the primary.
There is a well-settled opinion
that it is best for the people not to
legislate on the primary at this session.
Kate Legislation Improbable.
It is highly improbable now that
the two-cents rate bi-1 has any chance
COOPER MAY ENTER RACE. !
Weil Known Solicitor Expected to Announce
His Candidacy for (iow j
ernor?Campaign in 1914.
The State, 21st.
"I expect to be in the race for governor
of South Carolina in 1914, although
it is not my intention to make
a formal announcement of my candidacy
at this time," said R. A. Cooper
of Laurens when asked yesterday by
a representative of The State whether
or not the rumor to this effect were
true. Mr. Cooper explained that in
hie nnininn thp formal announcement
of a man's candidacy for the office
should be accompanied by his platform.
Mr. Cooper is entering on his third
term as solicitor for the eighth judicial
circuit and has never been opposed
for reelection. He is member
of the law firm of Simpson,
Cooper & Babb of Laurens. Mr.
Cooper was for a number of years
county chairman of the democratic
party in Laurens county. He is well
known throughout South Carolina
The Coming and Going of Prosperity
Folks as Told by Our Correspondent.
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Feb. 24.?Miss Ellen ;
Werts is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. B. [
Bedenbaugh, of Poniaria.
Miss Rebe Langford, of Spartanburg,!
spent the w-eek-end with her parents, |
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Mrs. ana Mrs. r. u. i^augioru. j
Mr. George Gallman has returned to ;
Augusta, after a visit to his aunt, Mrs.!
L. S. Bowers.
Prof. J. S. Wheeler spent Friday in j
Mr. A. B. Wise spent the week-end j
in Columbia with Mr. Hart Kohn.
Mr. J. B. Stockman and little daugn- j
ter, Ruth, spent Saturday in Columbia.;
AT.- ? : ~ T T XKTin
;>HS5 Aimit; L/ct uaugiuiu, \ji u iuthrop
college, is home for a few days.
Mr. ^oe B. Hartman spent the weekend
Miss Alder Ray Wheeler, of Summerland
college, is home on the sick
Miss Gertrude Bobb has returned
from a short stay to Little Mountain.
Mrs. W. A. Moseley left Friday for
the Northern markets to purchase
Moseley Bros.' spring stock of goods.
Mr. Julian Quattlebaum left Satur
day for Atlanta, his future home.
Mr. Olin Bobb, of Columbia, spent
Sunday with his father, Mr. F. Bobb.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise, and Messrs.
A. B., W. J., Geo. S. Wise leave today
for Ridgeland to attend the marriage
of Mr. Jno. Pat Wise, who will be
married to Miss Miriam Perry Wednesday
at high noon.
Mrs. C. M. Harmon has gone to
Ridgeland to attend the marriage of
her brother, Mr. .Jno. Pat Wise.
Mr. W. H. Enlow. who has been a
patient sufferer for many months, died j
Sunday morning at his home in Main
street at the age of 56 years. Mr. Enlow
was a member of Zion church, and
lived a corsist-ent Christian -tffe. He
was a kind, helpful neighbor, a sympathizing
friend and a devoted husband
and father. He is survived bv
his wife, two sons, Jessie and Walter,
and a host of relatives and friend".
Interment took place at Prosperity
cemetery Monday morning at ,10
o'clock by his pastor, Row S. C. Mcr
Agnes?What foolish things a young
man will do when he's in love!
Ethel?Oh. Agnes! I'll bet Jacw'ju
of getting through at this session.
Solicitor Cooper for Governor.
The next campaign for governor and
other State officers has started ear!v
T ? onnAiinPoniP.T i f("T
Ill (lUUlllUil tu IHV uiJiiuu4*vv.*.vu j
governor already carried by The Herald
and News, Solicitor R. A. Cooper,
the strong and capable prosecuting officer
of th-e Eighth circuit, who has
many warm friends in Newberry, has
stated that he will be in the race.
Representative .T. Howard Moore, of
Abbeville, who is serving his second
term in the housr, has announced his j
cr-r'iidacy for lieutenant governor.
ELECTION PRECEDES PRIMARY.
Date Assigned In Governor tor Election
is Nearly a Month in Advanve
of Date Fixed for Primary.
The Xews and Courier received last
night an official proclamation from
Governor Blease fixing April 29 as the
date for the general election for the!
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omce or congressman rrom me ist j
district. This date is n-eariy a month |
in advance of the date?May 27?fixed I
by the State democratic executive committee
for the primary at which the
democratic nominee is to be chosen.
The proclamation reached The Xews J
and Courier at a late hour last night J
and efforts were at once made to get
in touch with the governor's office in I
Columbia. These efforts, however, J
were fruitless. -#r. John K. Aull, the I
private secretary of the governor, was j
finally located, however, and when |
asked whether or not the date named ;
in the proclamation was an error, replied
that it was not.
Mr. Aull. on being asked for an ex- j
planation, stated that Governor Blease |
had named April 29 as the date of the i
election because in the first place he?
considered it important that, in view
of the change in the national adminis- j
tration, the 1st South Carolina district |
should have representation in congress !
as soon as possible. In the second
place, said Mr. Aull, the governor had
stated some time ago, and his statement
had been published in the Nev.
and Courier, that he thought he would
order the election about the second
Tuesday in April. Notwithstanding
this published statement of the governor's,
said Mr. Aull, and notwithstanding
the fact that Governor Bleas-e
had secured information from the
county chairmen of the counties in the
1st district and irom tne candidates
themselves regarding the advisabiliI
ty of a primary and regarding the date
on which it should be held, with a
view to conferring with the executive
committee regarding the matter, the
committee met, and, although it was
in the same building with the governor
proceeded to name a date for the pri- i
mary without calling him into consultation
at all. In view of all tl\ese
tacts, said Mr. auii, tne governor con-1
sidered that April 29 would be the best
date for the election, and had, therefore,
ordered the -election to be held on
The situation thus created is an extraordinary
and interesting one. As
matters now stand, the primary, at
which the democratic nominee is to be
chosen, is scheduled for a date nearly
a month after the general election at
which the new congressman is elected.
Mr. John Gary Evans, of Spartanburg,
chairman of the State democratic
executive committee, wh?n asked
last night over long dis.ance telephone
what move the committee would
make in view of the a '.c* >n oi* Governor
Blease, stated thai hp did not
know whether or not. the committee
would do anything further in the matter.
CARRYING OUT ORIGINAL PLAXS.
New York, February 22.?Before
President Taft leaves office, on March
4. he will have concentrated at Galveston,
Texas, close to 10,000 Unitea
States troops ready to board transposes
there and depart for Mexico on a few
The president, here tonight to at- j
tend a banquet of the American Peace!
and Arbitration League, is just as
much opposed to intervention as he
has been for two years. H? is det-^rmired
however, that he will 'May th3
cards on the table" so that when Mr.
Wilson becomes president, if a crisis
arises all he will h?je to do is to play
Through Secretary Hilles the presi- j
dent announced tonight that the dispatch
of a brigade of troops to Galveston
today was part of the original precautionary
plan and that it would be
followed by another order, which
wnnlH hptwe>r*n 3.000 and 4.000
more regulars to the bundary.
Galveston is within three days of
Vera Cruz, the seaport of Mexico City.
Four transports will be ready there to
take troops south if the contingency
arises and with battleships on the Atlantic
and Pacific, near Mexican ports j
the president feels that Mr. Wilson will i
have, no cause to complain of unp^e-,
piiredne^s if the unexpected happens, j
GOVERNOR'S POSITION I
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APPOINTED DK. HOUSEAL TO SUC.
( EED DR. BABCOCK.
governor Says in His Message He
Knew Dr. Houseal Would Not Have !
Statement From Dr. Houseal.
Whilst appreciating the proffered
honor of the high position which Gov-!
ernor Blease wished to confer upon i
me and his expression of personal re- j
gard which prompted him to place my
name in nomination for the position of i
superintendent of the Hospital for the j
Insane, I wish to state that I have
never been a candidate for any position
under the government. About two
years ago Governor Blease offered me
the 'position of superintendent of the
Hospital for the Irsane, which I declined
and ureed him to return Dr.
Babcock. When my name was placed
in nomination I was out of the State;
j it was done without my knowledge or
consent. I do not desire the position
nor do I wish to supplant my friend.
Very truly yours,
W. G. Houseal.
Newberry, S. C., February 24, 1913.
Special to The Herald and Ne ws.
Columbia, Feb. 24.?Following the
failure of the general assembly to elect
Dr. W. G. Houseal, of Newberry, is one
of the trustees of the Medical Co. eg*e
of South Carolina, at Charleston, on
Thursday, Governor Blease on Taursj
day nighty sent to the senate the ap!
nninfmpnt of Dr. Houseal as su'jerir.
! tendent of the State Hospital for the
Insane, to succeed Dr. J. W. Babrock.
who has held the position since h<i was
appointed by Governor Tillman 'I h??
senate went into executive sessior for
several hours, and, by a vote of 37 ?r.
3, it is stated, refused to confirm iha
appointment of Dr. Houseal. Governor
Blease's reasons for making the
appointment, knowing Dr. Hous^ai
would not accept, are fully set forth in
a message by the governor to the senate
on Friday, a copy of which ni?s
sage was also transmitted to the house j
Governor Blease is hettr** acle to speak
for himself than anvDoay else is able
to speak for him, and his message setting
forth his position in the matter
is given herewith in full:
The State of South Carolina.
Gentlemen of the Senate:
In my annual message 1 recommended
the taking over of the State Medical
College of Charleston, and the appropriation
of $10,000 for this purpose
which recommendation has been fully
carried out by both branches of the
general assembly, and the bill has been
signed ana is now a iaw.
On February 16 I received the fol
lowing letter, which shows that some |
people are appreciative of my inter- |
est in that fight;
Charleston. S. C., Feb. 16, 1913.j
"His Excellency, Cole. L. El-ease,,
Governor, Columbia, S. C.
"Dear Governor Blease: I want;
to thank you in behalf of the trustees
and faculty of the Medical College for [
your interest in our bill and ?pr the 1
support which you gave it. It should '
be a sourc-c of gratification to you that'
this measure has been enacted during;
your administration, for it is certainly
in the line of constructive duca-l
tional legislation and will exert bene- j
Scial influence upon the entire State, j
I hope the bill will come to you for
your signature at once so that the general
assembly may elect the new trustees
and put the machinery into operation
"Robert w^son, Jr."
On vesterday the general assembly
el *etcd the trustees of this college.'
I requested some of the members of j
the general assembly to help me have!
elpcted a personal friend of mine, and,
I thought to elect him would be but
a courtesy due ire for the interest T
had taken in the matter. The geni
ig Dr. Houseal
eral assembly, however, saw fit not to
When I warn first elected governor,
I offered the position of Superinten
dent of the State Hospital for the Insane
to Dr. W. Gustave Houseal. He
declined it, telling me the work would
not suit him and that he could not
afford to take it, and did not want it.
At the biginning of my present term I
again asked him about the matter,
and he again declined it.
Yesterday, after he was defeated for
trustee of the M-edical College, I sent
his name to your body as Superintendent
of the State Hospital for the Insane,
knowning full well that if he
was confirmed he would not accept
it. Nor did I expect you to confirm
his appointment, after the action of
the general assembly yesterday. But
I wanted to put on record before the
people of South Carolina tnar l tnou^nt
W. Gustave Houseal worthy of the
most honorable position within my gift
! as governor, so far as the medical pro!
fession is concerned, u '.latover your
general assembly may think of him to
the contrary notwithstanding. . By
your not confirming him you have
: gained nothing, for he certii..?/ would
not have accepted i: H-* is now in
Norfolk, Va., and repeated ^efforts to
get in communication with him have
failed. But if he had been reached
his answer would have been, "I will
not accept." ^
I paid him this compliment for my
own reasons. Your refusal to confirm
him has certainly not injured his repuI
tatici^ nor have you gained any polij
tical achievement as against me in the
If you will read Section 8 of Article
12 of the Constitution of South Carolina,
you will see that I have the pow- *
j er to remove the Superintendent of
I the State Hospital for the Insane, and
| all that I would have to do, if I so
I desired, would be to wait until you adj
journ, remove Dr. Babcock and apj
point Dr. Houseal. But, as I have
l just stated, and repeat, the purpose
for which Dr. Houseal's name was
sent you has been accomplished,.and
if Dr. Babcock were to die or to be
| removed Dr. Houseal has too fine a
practice to give it up to accept the
Columbia, S. C.
Feb. 21. 1913.
YOUNG LEE IN LEXINGTON JAIL.
Sticks to Story McNeill Was Accidentally
rwt J- Cl
ITHgeuj uii gcBVuaru.
Lexington, February 22.?A. V. Lee,
who on yesterday afternoon shot and.
killed Capt. W. L. McNeill, conductor
on local passenger train No. 61 on the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad near the
town of Swansea, was lodged in the
Lexington county jail at 12.30 o'clock
this morning by Sheriff Sim J. Miller.
Lee, who is only 29 years of age, is
heartbroken with grief, and when
called on in his cell today i:.<d tho
same story as given to the press by
him last night before leaving Columbia.
Plans for Bail.
fli-o. l'oroirin that the
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shooting was the result of the accidental
discharge of a Colt's special re
volver, the property of the express
messenger, C. E. Hutto. A. C. Lee, of
Rock Hill, who is a Southern Railway
engineer, and the father of the young
man, is expected to reach Lexington
toworrow afternoon or early Monday
morning to take st"ps io secure his
son's release. Young Lee is anx
iousiy aw Jung news ircm (us vur';.
who resides at 212 Huntington Street,
Sheriff Miller returned to Columbia
this morning to make a further investigation
as to the causes of the
shooting and to confer with the coroner
of Richland county.
To be a strong hand in the dark to
another in the time of need, to be a
cup of strength to a hu.nan soul in <?
crisis of weakness, is to know the glory
of life.? Flugh Elack.