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VOLUME LI, NOTBEB 2J. " . NEWBEBBY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 191S. TWICE 1 WEEK, iUO A YEAB. ^
; HUNDREDS ARE DEAD
? n n?rnT n AAT\
IN MlIMfc W?M rLvui/
DAYTOX, OHIO, COVERED WITH
FORTY FEET OF WATER.
Storms and Downpour of Rain Followed
by More Serious Holocaust
i Caused by Flooded River.
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wires Friday gave to the world accounts
of one of the worst holocaust
in the history of Ameri a's ever recurrent
floods. From Dayton and
Hamilton, Ohio, and from Peru and
Delaware, Ind., came the most dis- j
- trussing tidings, telling of estimates I
of loss of life aggregating thousands, j
From Delaware came the story of tne
loss of 75 lives, according to the estimate
of the police. The loss of
property in the flooded district is al-)
most inconceivable, if reports are I
true. Dayton is said to have been cov-j
ered with water to a depth of some J
30 or 40 feet, while advices as to the
losses of life at Dayton placed the
> number all the way from 60, which
a-no t.i.p. figure eiven by the railroad
offices, in Cincinnati, to 5,000, which
was the aggregate of unconfirmed reports
to the mayor of Dayton. The
dpart mav number thousands before j
the count ol >he fearful toll is com- !
plete. The most reliable estimates,1
restricted the death roll to less than
100 in Dayton.
Peru reported the loss of 250 lives,
but confirmation of this could not be
The alarming reports from Hamilton
an Estimate of 1,000 drowned,
were based on rumors that the reser
voirs had broken but there was no
confirmation and there can be none
until the mantle of darknes it lifted.
Whatever be the loss of life and
whatever the loss of property, even
early reports are- sufficient to show
that the floods have been of terrific j
potency for harm.
Chicago, March 25.?Swept by wind
and rain storms of terrific violence for
three days, vast areas of the Middle
"West, from the Missouri river to the
Allegheny mountains, tonight are
inundated many persons hav*- been
I drown-ed and there have been enor""
mous property losses.
Ohio, Indiana and parts of Illinois
and Missouri suffered most severely.
Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and l^aFayette,
in Indiana, and Delaware,
Dayton, Columbus and Youngstown,
in Ohio, present particularly pitiful
spectacles. In all of these cities there
was some loss of life, according to
reports available, and in each city the
property loss was heavy.
In Delaware, Ohio, 19 persons are
known to have lost their lives, and
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Haute, swept by a disastrous tornado;
last Sunday, today was partly inundated.
interfering with the removal
of stricken families. The death list
still remained at 20. Vaile the list of;
> injured aggregates 250.
L In Midst of Waters.
At Dayton, Ohio, where three rivers, j
the Miami, Stillwater and Mad, and
another stream, known as Wolf creek,
conjoin, there was loss of life, according
to sou:, reports, and destruction
of property. For the most part
the city lies on a level flat, with the
four streams meeting almost in the
heart of* the city. The streams are
protected by levees 25 feet high. The j
levee protecting tne .Miami nvei |
broke ?bout 6 o'clock this morning, j
and the flood was augmented by the |
rapidly rising waters of other streams.
The situation was made worse by the
breaking of the reservoir 50 miles
The waters swept through the i
city. One report, which lacked con- j
firmation, was that water in the main j
street was 15 feet deep. All wire;
communication, except one sl-ender j
telephone wire to Phoneton, a sta.
. tion six miles away, was broken, and
; information regarding the status of j
affairs in Dayton was difficult to ob-!
Sweeping up the Ohio valley from ,
the west the third storm in 10 days j
devastated different sections between 1
Louisville and Cincinnati in Kentucky,
southwestern Ohio and Indiana.
At Louisville the wind maintained a
velocity of 60 miles an hour.
Other cities affected by the flood
and storm are:
Lima, Ohio?Flooded by the Ottawa
river. Ten miles of trains held
up by a washout at Middle Point.
Springfield, Ohio?Mad river and
Buck creek both out of banks and
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sewral hundred nouses nooueu. j
Larue, Ohio?Inundated, many
persons homeless and much suffering.
West Liberty, Ohio?Mad river
overrunning its banks.
Fort Wayne, Ind?St. Joseph, Maumee
and St. Mary rivers on a rampage.
Tftn'ii without liehts and water fam
ine threatened. Highest water in 20
Marion, Ind.?Five hundred persons
forced to flee for their lives.
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St. Louis, Mo.?One person known
to have been drowned and many families
forced to leave their homes.
thousand men idte by reason of closing
down of the mills and factories.The
flood is the worst experienced in
News of Bachnian Chapel.
Prosperity, March 26.?On 7<>st
Thursday afternoon, the 20th, service
were held at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Kinard according to the request
of Mrs. Kinard. who has been
ciinh a ereat sufferer for so long a
.time. After the* holy sacrament was I
given to Mrs. Kinard and some of the
"other older attendants, the remaining
service consisted of a talk by the
pastor, Rev. Y. von A. Riser, prayer
and appropriate songs. Several
neighbors were present. Mrs. Kinard
gradually gets weaker. Her sister,
Mrs. Mattie Quattlebaum, of Columbia,
is with her now.
There will be all day services at I
Bachman Chapel on the 2nd Sunday in
April. Regular service in the morning
and missionary service in the afternoon.
The public is invited to attend
We haven't had many real windy
days so far in this month, hope we
may continue to have tnem quiet,
while we are putting out fertilizer
Mr. Martin L. Strauss, who has
been sick with cold for several days,
The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs.,
Ehbie Long hae been very sick re??
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Mr. T. J. Wilson has also been confined
with cold, but is mucn better
Since our last article there has
been a remarkable change on the
grain. Looks much better.
We think the peaches are 0. K. so
far. Hope the "ground hogs" predic- ,
tion will prove false this time.
Miss Cbrrie Franklin, of near Leesville,
is visiting relatives in this sec
Miss Bessie Epps, of Columbia,
spent from last Friday until Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wilson and
Mrs. J. Maxey Morris, of Newberry,
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Wilson last Saturday night and
Mr. John Dominick, of the Colony
section, spent last Saturday night with
relatives in this section.
Mr. Willie Franklin, of near Leesville,
visited in ths ection from Saturday
until Monday last. I suppose
his could be called a "business trip"
judging from the result.
A good deal of gardening has been
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done ior me giuunu >i, ? I
We are getting a 1 '* start again
this spring to plow, ^jt iet's not
Dr. Sears- Lecture.
Dr. Sears' lecture in the evening on
"More Taffy and Less Epitaphy" proved
highly entertaining. The doctor is
so ingenuous, so naive in his humor,
so intensely interesting all the way
through, that he captivated his audience
at the very outset and carried
them through to the end without a
single one feeling tired or wishing to
go away, in fact, when he came to
close his lecture, there were many
calls from the great audience to keep
on. All who heard him this evening
J will hear him tomorrow evening, and
many more will come.?Peoria rill.)
TROUBLE BREWING IN UNION?
Tense Situation Apparently Brought
About by Recent Activities of
"'Detectn e^ Fortner.
Columbia, March 2G.?A sharp clash
between the city and county officials
of Union on one side, and Governor
Blease on the other appears imminent.
As a result, the people of Union
citv and county are very mucn
wrought up, momentarily expecting
the smouldering flames to break out
in some new quarter in the triangular
fight now being stag-ed.
Following the appearance of Representative
Fortner, of Union, a
mfmlini. /-*f tllo 1 ocricln tn rp i n
.Dicciae m^iuuci v/J. ?..
Union with a commission from Governor
Blease as a State detective in
liis pocket and the big row, it is said,
he kicked up by attempting to raia
an alleged blind tiger, the mayor of
Union and several of the prominent
people caustically condemned the governor
ior giving a representative a
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commission as a detective, auu mc
people of Union, at least many ol
them, resented the incident bitterly
and charged a political plot.
Yesterday Sheriff Fant, of Union, received
a letter from the goveifnor
charging the sheriff with being derelict
in his duty in enforcing the laws,
and strongly intimating that unless he
performed his duty he may be removed
from office. In his letter to Sheriff
Fant the gov-ernor said: "It has
fceen reliably reported to me that one
Will Estes is running an open 'blind
tiger' in the town of Union, which is
a nuisance to the community; ana
that J. W. Wolling, a negro, J. P.
Fant, Miller Fant and Dick English
^ie engaged in violation of the dispensary
"It is further reported inat the
mayor and the police force in the city
of Union?in fact, it is reported to me
tlfat members of the police force kept
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sv^ecial vigilance over one 01 my ut-tectives
sent there, in order to keep
him from accomplishing anything
"Many complaints are coming to
this office about the open and flagrant
violation of the dispensary law in the
town of Union, as well as in the counttn;r>n
t ocrain write and beg
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of you to get busy and endeavor to
stop these violations of the law.
' "I am writing to other sheriffs along
the same line begging them to get
busy, and I sincerely hope that all of
the officers of th^- State will remember
the oath that they have taken and
do something to help me in the enfnr^omont
nf the law. I can not do it
by myself; I can only urge it upon
you whose duty it is."
' Concerning a rumor that the governor
had threatened to remove Sheriff
Fant from office and appoint former
Sheriff Long the sheriff is quoted
as having nothing to say, while Mr.
I. ong is quoted f saying that if the
is offered to him he would ac
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cept. Mr. Fant defeated Mr. Long
for sheriff of Union county last summer.
Mayor Duncan is quoted as follows:
"Mayor Duncan, when seen this morning
and asked if he had anything to
say regarding Governor Blease's severe
criticism of the police force, said:
'T never eive any attention to commu
nications of am anonymous character.
Let Governor Blease give nam^
of his informant, giving him information,
so-called, regarding action of
mayor and police force, and it will be
sho^m that his informant is nothing
more nor less than a common everyday
Union is a thriving little city of
some 5,000 inhabitants in the Piedmont
section of South Carolina, and
the people are mightily stirred over
the threatened-clash between the governor
and the local officials.
It is said that Will Estes is the own
er of the place which Fortner, wiine
in Union with a detective's commission,
said he would raid or he would
have the governor to place Union under
When asked this morning about the
matter Governor Blepse said he had
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not threatened tu irmun. ?
Fant; that all such rujnors were popycock.
He said that complaints had
come, to him from as good citizens as
were in Union county, complaining of
th? *'wide open" way in which the
"blind tigers" were running, and the
.governor said it was reported to him
'hat the mayor w encouraging them,
as lie was opposed to the dispensary.
He said that it was also reported that
-Sheriff Fant had done nothing towards
enforcing the law and he was
simply calling his attention to tnesej
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matters, ne oemg a new omtiai. nc
said that he had sent three detectives J
into Union and each of them had re- j
ported that a condition of lawlessness j
prevailed in respect to the bliril tig- j
er situation. "I have simply done my
duty," said the governor, "in trying to
get the officials of Union to enforce
Card of Thanks.
We use this means to tliank our;
friends and neighbors who helped us
during and since our recent fire. Your J
1 l-nifltinoc it? rorv nnu'ti annrpf>intpfi
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>'ews of St. Paul.
Special to The Herald and News.
St. Paul, March 27.?Preaching every
first and third Sunday mornings
at 11 o'clock; Sunday school at 10 j
o'clock nromntly. ;
On the first Sunday in April there j
will be all-day services h-eld here?)
Sunday school and sermon, ?rollowed
by communion in the morning; in the
afternoon there will be an interesting
program arranged for both the old
and young people. Mr. C. J. Shealy, a
student of the Theological Seminary,
Columbia, will be present, and deliver
an address in the afternoon. Mr.
j Shealy is a very aDie anu liiierc&uue
speaker. There will be preparatory
services on Friday before the first
Sunday, beginning at 3 o'clock p. m.
The public is cordially invited to come
and bring well-filled baskets and
sjnend the day at oH of the oldest
churches in the county.
Miss Leola Bedenbaugh, of Newberry
college, accompanied by her friend,
t5ortV>Ql \ToPr?ar>lrpn nf Vpwbprrv.
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spent th-e Easter holidays at her home
Miss May Amick, teacher of the
Tolly Street school, spent Easter with
her parents in Xewberrv.
Miss Louise Counts and Miss Kate
Griffith spent Saturday and Sunday of
last week as the guests of- Miss r?iageie
Cochran teacher of the St. Philips
Mr. Eddie Graham and family, of
the New Hope section, visited in this
Mr. Jesse Kibl-er, of Newberry college,
spent the Easter holidays with
I hie nnrents here.
Mrs. H. 0. Stone, after a week's stay
witb Mrs. Martha Stone, "Has returned
to her home in Newberry.
Mr. Claude Mettr, of Saluda county,
visited his grandfather, Mr. W. G.
Metts, the first part of the week.
Mr. H. F. Counts and son spent
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Saturday ana suuuav wim inau.w
in the Long Lane section of the county.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wicker spent
the first part of the week with friends
and relatives in Saluda county.
Following is the order of service
rendered at St. Phillips church Sunday,
in the morning an Easter serl
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ed by the holy communion. After a
recess of an hour and all had enjoyed
a most delicious dinner, just such as
the good ladies of that section know
how to prepare, all reassembled in
the church, and the following program
of interest was very successfully
i Song 398.
Scripture reading and prayer by
Rev. Mr. Ris^r.
Reading, by Luther Crompton.
Reading, by David Kibler.
Exercises, by six children.
Recitation, by Lillian Lominick.
Doo^inc v?v Varv frnrrmton.
Song, five little girls.
Recitation, Frances Folk.
Exercises, by five children.
Rotation, by Miss Sarah Banks.
Remarks by pastor and benediction.
The church was beautifully decorated
for the occasion, with evergreen,
ferns, cut-flowers, etc.
St. Philips, while young in years,
j has had a rapid growth, and is fast
I becoming1 one of the strongest county
! rhnrchps wp have. More mempers
were added Sunday by confirmation.
It will be necessary at an early date
to build the church larger in oruer to
I accommodate all the people that worj
ship here. s
AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
To Employ Yourself?Supreme Court
Hands Down Decision in ('onU/??n
lCUfiitir in'inc .u?nt*.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, March 27.?The supreme j
court today handed down a decision j
in the injunction proceeding brought
some time ago against H. W. Richardson
and F. W. P. Bytler in the matter
of drawing salaries while members of
the Confederate Home board. Maj.
Richardson, a member of tlie ooara,
was drawing a hundred dollars a
month as chairman and treasurer of
the home and Dr. Butler, a member
of the board, fifty dollars a month as
physician to the home.
The supreme court holds th-ey may j
be paid for services already render-1
ed, but directs the circuit court to
make permanent the injunction to prohibit
them drawing salaries in the future.
on the ground that it is against
public policy for a public official to
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employ nmiseu. .
THE NEWS OF POM ARIA.
Impressive Easter Services?City
Council to Make School Present
Special to The Herald and News.
Pomaria, March 27.?Easter services
were well attended at the Luth*
eran cnurcn nere last ouuuaj. nv.
J. A. Lynn delivered an excellent and
impressive sermon; his text was taken
from the first phrase of the eighth ,
verse of the ninth chapter Ecciesiastes,
"Let thy garments be always
wliit-e." The church was beautifully
decorated with ferns and Easter Illlies.
A beautiful and appropriate
"fhrist Arose.." was sung.
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after the sermon, by Mrs. Z. T. Pin-j
ner, Mary Hipp and Messrs. Jas. P.
Setzler and Roy Johnston. Communion
services will be held on next
Sunday morning, 5th Sunday, at 11
Rev. E. Fulenw'ider, of the Church
of the Redeemer, will preach for us,
assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. A.
Lynn. Sunday school at 10 o'clock
Rev. S. C. Morris, of Prosperity, will
preach in the school house here Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mr. D. 0. Fulk, of Little Mountain,
is digging the well for the new school
building. As soon as this one Is completed
he will dig one at the Bethlehem
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Mr. X. J3. *jri auaui u"? ?7?? ,
Columbia, spent Easter Sunday in
Mr. Lee Seal stopped In town on
his way from Columbia to Xewberry.
Mr. R. P. Cromer and wife spent the
day with their daughter Good Friday.
Messrs. G. B. Setzler, Clarence EptDav
Pmoks. of Newberry col
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lege, spent Easter at their homes.
Mr. A. D. Eidson, of Newberry college,
spent Easter with Mr G. B. Setzler.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn returned last
week from Rockwood^ Virginia, with
them their son, Arthur, who, we are
glad to say, has almost recovered from
his attack of measles.
Mrs. C. L. Wooten has returned J
from Darlington, after spending a
pleasant Easter there with her brother,
Mr. Jas. L. Long.
Mr. W. \Y. Dickert and wife, after a
long stay with relatives and friends
in this State, have returned to their
home in Atlanta.
Mr. J. J. Hentz and family spent a
few days with relatives in Whitmirej
Mrs. \V. S. Seybt has been confined
to her bed for a week. Hope to see
her out again soon.
The town observed "Good Friday;"
ev-erv store in town closed.
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Mr. M. ti. rv. ^Jljiux^u JIO uai^tv *u utu |
place of business again, attar his severe
case of smallpox.
At a meeting of the town council ltj
was unanimously decided to make tiie :
new school building a present of the i
pump for their well.
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Last nignt was a very stormy mgut |
through this section. So damage was J
done so far as we know, except the
new Methodist church, which had t)?en
framed, was completely razed to the
ground. Not much of the timber was
broken tlihoi^h it will cause a ^r^at
ueai oi extra work.
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WASTS LIQUOR LAWS ENFORCED. W
Says if Blind Tigers Can't be Put Ow
of Business, Make Them Buy ^
the Dispensaries. 1
Columbia, March 26.?Governpr
Rlpasp in n 1-pttfr to Sheriff Martin. J
of Charleston, and Chief Dispensary
Constable Stothart, calls on them to ^
enforce the dispensary law and to see i
that if any liquor is bought it is purchased
through the dispensary. "Close
uo the tigers if you can," says the
governor in his letter, "but if you
can't make them buy what they use
from the dispensaries."
In a letter to Sheriff McCain and
Chief Constable Kibler, of Richland,
the governor calls on them also to ^
enforce the dispensary law and to
seize all beer and whiskey shipped in
to any club or member. "Close them
if you can, or if you c^an't, make them _
buy from the dispensaries," is th-e ^
"I expect to enforce the Webb law
if. the attorney general's opinion is
that I have the power," said governor.
"I shall seize every drop of liquor and
beer ordered from without the S&te,"
he continued, saying tnat as soon as
he obtained the opinion of the attorney
general he would send out broadcast
instructions throughout the
The letters to the Charleston and
Richland officials follow:
March 24, 1913B.
H. Stothart, Esq., Chief Constable;
J. Elmore Martin, Esq., Sheriff,
Charleston, S' C.?Gentlemen: I wish
to impress on you once more to
enforce the dispensary a|id particularly
to see that those who do sell
illegally, if they must sell and will
sell, must buy their beer and whiskey
from the dispensaries. It is wrong to
have these blind tigers; they should
be closed up: bu* if it is impossible to
close them up, surely they should be
willing to buy from the dispensaries,
in order to give the profit to th-eir
home people, and give the children the
benefit of the profits for educational
purposes and the county for better
Now, gentlemen, please t busy
or>/> cret in hphinrt this matter. Close
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up these tigers if you can, but if you
can't Xmake them buy what they use
from the dispensaries.
I sball expect strict obedience to
this order, with special privileges and
favors to none.
Cole. L. Blease,
March 24, 1913.
E. L. Kibler, Esq., Chief Constable;
J. C. McCain, Esq., Sheriff^ Columbia,
S. C.?Gentlemen: I wish* to request
you -I feel that it is naraiy necessary,
knowing you so well and believing
that you are doing what you can to
enforce the law?but I wish to impress
upon you to enforce the dispensary
law, and particularly to see that
those who do sell illegally, all the
clubs in your city, especially, are forced
to buy their beer and whiskey from
the dispensaries. Every club in your
city where persons are permitted to
gather together to use intoxicating
drinks is an illegal place, and it is
wrong to have such places; but if it
is impossible to close them up, surely
they should be willing to buy from
the dispensaries, in order to give the
profit to their home people, giving the
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for educational purposes, and the
county for better roads. Please get
busy ard get in behind m?TT-~s.
Close up the blind tigers if you can,
and make those who will run, and that
you can't close up, buy from the dis
?Oai>7a ororv Hrnn of whis
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key that is shipped into this city
marked to any club, and every cask of
beer marked to any club. If it is
marked to a member of the club and
delivered at the club house, seize it.
Either make them buy from the dispensaries
or have no liquor.
These orders are positive and must
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Cole. L. Ble&se,
Hickery, dickery, dock, when you come
to a corner stop;
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First look norm, ineu iuuk suum,
Then look w?st, then look east
And you will then prevent one acct
dent, at least.