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[ SiiNAlUK 'HUMAN HtI
NEWS HIS CRITICISMS
| TOO HAM RAILROAD LAWYERS
F IN LEGISLATURE, HE SAYS.
^ Lawmakers of South Carolina Allow
^ Kailroads to Treat people Out"
rageously and Indecently.
I Senator Tillman has addressed the
f following open letter to the people of
ft " South Carolina:
Fellow Citizens: I have a grievance
r and I want to tell you all about it and
ask you to exert your influence to help
^ correct it. It concerns every citizen.
The night I left Washington I bought
WJL two mileage books over tne^ soumeru
Railway for my wife and self. I paid
$20 apiece for them?two cents a mile
t ? They are interchangeable and can be
exchanged for tickets over fifty-five
railroads operating in the South. I exchanged
this mileage for tickets to
Calhoun, South Carolina, but I could
?x vfr\y tiVl-pft; from An
HO I, tJAUIIclllgC xvx v-i ?
derson to Greenwood or from Greenwood
to Columbia. I note on the inside
of the back cover this condition:
"Coupons from this book will not be
accepted on trains, or on and after
May 1, 1912, in exchange for tickets
I for a journey wholly within the State
f South Carolina.'' The Southern
Railway has my $40 for these two
books, and yet I connot use them in
the State of South Carolina. I call
this infamous and downright robbery.
"Way? Because north of the Potomac
and Ohio rivers and westward to uie
Great Plains each system of roads
like the Southern sells mileage at 2
cents per mile. No signature of the
purchaser is required. One may use
such mileage to carry his whole family
as well as his neighbors and
friends. All the railroads want or require
is a coupon for every mile travelled
by every passenger. Why this
discrimination? Are the Northern
people any more civilized or better
Christians or citizens than the Southern
people? I do not think anybody;
claims it, but all the same the people
of South Carolina are treated as
though they are criminals and con-1
vlcts. Why? Because they have not;
sense enough, it seems to el-ect men
to the legislature who will compel the
W railroads to treat them fairly and
justly like the citizens of other States
Investigation "will show that a large
number of the members of the legislature
are lawyers in the employ of the
railroads. Many of them are traveling
on free' passes in South Carolina
because the railroads rate bill, which
I engineered through the United
States senate, expressly provides in
terms that no free passes shall be
granted by the railroads, except to
their employees, "attorneys." etc. It
is through this loorhole th?f the legislators
who are venal can be debauched.
In every court house town in j
the State some lawyer represents the i
railroads, som-etimes more than one,;
and these lawyers are often elect-d
to the legislature. If a lawyer is
? elected to the legislature who is not
already a railroad attorney, he soonj
becomes one if the railroads want j
* r, 4-1-u- linfterstood that I
JL Weill L lk U'O.iuvn.' -
T am a friend of the ra:lroads and
recogaize th^ir great function in ad-J
yawing the welfare of any co:!:inKnltv.
Ti>it ^cuth Carolira ha ?wui r-ry
I libera- ii dealing with :Vse p*)p!e
i xn i? . ? Virt-rt'Ti vorv little an
ana rn^v ua?c jsii
A great hurrah was made when the j
legislature met and great indignation I
was expressed in speeches in the
house of representatives because I
had criticised members of the general j
assembly about their subserviency to
the railroads. The house passed the j
Remb- rt re^olrtion demanding an ex-i
planatlon and T waited patiently for'
the senate to rwss 11 hi so iii ui \a\zl v, .
I might tell the people why T -made
the charge. P,,f no opportunity came
as the sena'^ ^ie-eon-holed it. I would j
have been gla^ to have shown the records
frcn thr house and senate journals
os to cer' Mn moa in So-itii Carolina
public life among them Governor I
Blease. who c^"+ the deciding; vote on
one occasion which <"!c*eated the mile- j
age bill. !
Now, fellow citizens, this is not only
wrong hut it is indecent. Such corruption
and cowardice ought not to be
tolerate by t1^ people. A shaking up
is need-d and some men retired to private
life to cogitate and ponder over
the fate of those who betray the trust
the people hoyr reposed in them. This
is a dnv and t> e ?n -".-hi>h tin* massoe
are m?re aroi- ?d thai +v,pv have ^ver
"keen my llf'timo. wMV
people are -wi'*r awake fl^wV' p in
South Carolina they so m to bo asleep
or indifferent to their rights.
I do not advocate or believe it is
right to require the railroads to
jptpro)?aTi?p#Mp "rnllfv^fA >>T?t ro<->v e--o
tem like tit Southc-un, the Seaboard,
the Atlantic Coast Line, should bo
compelled by law or by public opinion
or by whatver instrumentality is
necessary to treat their Southern pat!
ron? the same a^ th y treat their
j Northern patrons. If I nad tne same
strength I onc-o had I would make it
my special business to campaign this
State, county by county if necessary,
| to see that fewer railroad attorneys
are elected to the legislature and honest
and sensible men sent in their
t l-nrvn- smith Carolina le^isla
A V4A\, 0
ture has no power or control over interstate
commerce, but the South Carolina
legislature has the power over
j taxation and other regulations, and
I it can make these railroads come to
law and behave decently and fairly
; towards the people by putting on the
i screws wherever it is possible to do
j so. Thank God all the lawyers in
I the State are not in the employ of
the railroads or venal enough to be
subsidized by them.
I will do all I can in Washington
with the interstate commerce commission,
but the press of the State and the
public men in it ought to have the
; railroads understand that the people
j of soutn caroima are not iv oe uisuii'minated
against in this way, and will
j not tolerate being robbed as they have
-'been. If we demand justice and our
rights we will get them; if we do not,
I we do not deserve them. What are the
i people of South Carolina going to do
i about it?
B. R. Tillman.
Trenton, S. C., April 3, 1913.
| A LETTER FROM GOV. BLEASE.
Makes Statement Regarding His AcI
tion in Asking Dr. Mitchell's Resignation.
Columbia. April 3.?In a letter to
the- correspondent of The News and
i Courier here concerning the report of
the meeting of the board of trustees
of the University yesterday, Governor
State of South Carolina,
Columbia, April 3, 1913. '
Mr. "W. F. Caldwell, Columbia Correspondent
of The News and Courier,
Columbia S. C.?Dear Sir: In regard
to your report in The News and Cou
rier of this morning in connection
with the meeting of the board of trustees
of the South Carolina College in
my office yesterday, in which you say,
in regard to the resolution which I
offered asking for Dr. Mitchell's resignation
as president of the institution.
"The governor said that the object
of his grievance against Dr. Mitchell
was his understanding that Dr. MitchV.o/3
r-onnoeforl t Vl Q fpfMlltv tn nacic 3.
I iiau X ~ ^ ^
i resolution to the effect that the Governor
be not requested to sign the. diplomas
of the college which are presented
to the students on graduation,
it being customary to sign the diplomas
at the June meeting of the board."
This statement is erroneous. I have
no grievance whatever against Dr.
Mitchell. My resolution was introduced,
based upon the preamble,
t rnoda full in nrde'r that all
W UiVll X uiwu^ 4. v*.- -?
parties might understand my position,
and that is my position, and that is
why I am against Dr. Mitchell.
As to the other matter: Just as the
board was about to adjourn Dr. Bates,
one of the members, pushed his chair
back and got up and wanted to know
why it was that I would not attend
the board meetings, I stated to him
that if he wanted me to be plain, that
I had been informed that Dr. Mitchell
for some reason, I knew not what, had
been very discourteous in that he had
asked the faculty not to present to me
the young men's diplomas for my signature,
and that the faculty had
agreed to this, or had passed a resolution
to that effect, and that after that
t did not nronose to attend any meet
ings of the board in the college library,
where I would be thrown in con
tact with Mitchell. This had aboolutenothing
in the world to do with my
resolution, and was not mentioned in
connection with my resolution, but
nr. niofto" lirrm prV| t nn nft-^r the
I VN Ct lilCl Ui VU-,..V ?- _
resolution had been disposed of, and
was brought out simply in reply to a
question as to the reason why I had
: not heretofore regularly attended the
board meetings, and your report is
certainly erroneous in saying that this
is the cause of a grievance by me
against Dr. Mitchell actuating me in
** - ? ? ~ ~ ~ "T--^ _ ? *-* rvoti/^r?
I OKering tut; resuiunvu m
j I am fighting Mitchell because he is
in favor of taking the white people's
| money to educate the negro teachers,
. and I propose to keep fighting him until
he come6 out of that college, re1
gardless of circumstances. Some people
may lan^h -?t me?I have been
V'ghed at but T have won hi<r
. ,-ion that will be. and
that hoard of trustees will see it.
And the members of the board stultified
themselves, beyond the shadow of
/innht Avhrin tftev vntod against th^
bor?nr>o*>- rtr> "hrtrtAct TTidti nr>r>
deny that Mitchell signed the state\
ment- h confes>es it himself and
! when they voted no it signifies that he
did not. Ev rv sensible man knows
that when Mitchell signed that paper j
| he acted beyond his authoiitv as
I president of the college, and yet this j
!hoard voted that he did not. The ;
i board puts itself on r cord as 6aying
that the college is a common beggar
and not supported by the taxpayers of
the State, when it voted no on the resolution,
and some of the members
who are in politics will hear irom
the people in no uncertain terms when
they stand up for re-election with
this resolution vote behind them. They
may laugh at it now, but where the
sun gots "good and hot" in August
11914, they will laugh on the other
side of their faces. Mark the pre- j
I would be glad if you would make
this correction and publish this statement
in this morning's paper, for the
report places me in a false position. I
care nothing about not having signed j
the diplomas, as I stated to the board ;
and I care nothing about signing them I
this year. This discourtesy was i
shown by Mitchell to the governor of j
South Carolina. He will not show;
me any discourtesy personally, as I j
stated to the board yesterday. If hej
should I most assuredly will slap his ,
fac-?, whether it be in a board meeting j
t stntp tr> rbft board that I did I
not intend to meet with them any
more after they failed to pass this
resolution. That they appointed ja
committee to investigate, which, of
course will be another whitewash.
They will find some excuse for
Mitchell and his faculty to get
out of what he has done, and it
will be said, "Oh, the governor is
misinformed." The whitewash brush
is freely used, and of course, I expect
it to be used in this instance by
a set of men who voted against the
preamble which they know is absolutely
true, and when they put themselves
on record as voting no they falsified
the record, as all good people
know, and as Mitchell knows when he
confesses that he signed the paper.
Cole L. BLease.
BONDS AND BEER MISSING.
Queer Mix-up in Greenville Liquor
Caee.?Investigation to be
Greenville, April 3.?Besides the 83
barels of beer that are missing from
a warehouse on Pinckney street,
where 96 barrels were being held by
police authorities, the two bonds
which were signed in the complicated
Ccist? uav c uiaaj^f :ai cu num HJ.^ ouv
in the sheriff's office. This discovery
was made yesterday when L. 0. Patterson,
city attorney, made a ssarch
for the papers in the sheriff's office., at
the request of the city police department.
When the 96 barrels of beer were
TXT T flnnHlott nrmpprpfl with I
| T T . U . uuvuivvv vv.
claim and delivery pap-ers for his
property. J. P. Poole, at that time
sheriff, gave bond of $1,600 for the
holding of the stuff. Goodlett at the
same time put up a similar bond, each
bond being twice the value of the
confiscated goods. These two bonds
j are those that were missing yester
day morning when the safe at the
sheriff's office was -examined.
Mr. Poole, stated yesterday that he
had left these records in the safe
when he went out of office-, while
Sheriff Rector denies that he knew
j anything whatever of the bonds being
I left. When Mr. Patterson made the
j search yesterday he was accompanied
! by -ex-Sheriff Poole, who pointed out
J the case in which he had left the pa;
pers, but they were not found,
j Investigations will be continued
I but what steps will be taken in the
| matter are not known.
Ex-Sh-criff Poole states that the
f bond which he signed was official and
! not personal and that when he went
;out of office he considered that lie
' nothing, more to do with the mat-j
Sheriff Rector deni-es that he accepted
the beer, as he had been ad
vis^d by an attorney not to do so.
j He also states that he considered the t
| stuff near-beer.
Speaking- of Hippophagists.
"I see" said the daughter of the j
iiousenoici, "mat mere aie muic
phagists in France, than in any ether
And what's a hippophagist?" inquired
the head of the house says the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"A hippophagist, papa," replied the
. charming girl, "ig a man who eats j
horses, or horse meat"
The head of thc house frowned darkly.
"If the cost of liring goeg any higher,"
he growled, "or if I hare any more
'tire trouble, I wouldn't be at all surprised
if I become an autophapst!"
he erumr^d up his last garf??rr?
V01 on/1 fl'inpf 5r* t)lo Trricf? Vin?. '
t> 'V *' * <i> <S> <i' <s> <$> <S> 3> ^ <S> <?> ^ <?
*> LODGE DIRECTOKY. $
<3s> ? <?><$>
Newbery Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
meets every second and fourth Wed-;
nesday night in Klettuer's 7Iall, at ?:
^mity Lodge, >'o. 87, A. F. M.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meet*
ftverv first Monday night at 7.au o'clock |
in Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren i
T. P. Johnson,
a, W. Hfcrhardt, W. M.
Wodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. O. W.,
meets ever;* ilrst and third Wednes
day evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting
brethren are eorially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
J. A. Derrick, Clerk.
'iv;ko \'a 91 I. ft.
DClgCU lilUV, nv. ju v.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, Improved Order
Red Men, meets every Thursday
night at 8 o'clock in Klettner's Hall.
J. 0. Havird,
0. Kletti jt, Sachem.
?hief of Records.
Omaha Tribe. I. 0. B. JL
Omaha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R. M.,
Prosperilty, S. C., meets every first and
third Friday night at 8o'clock In Masonic
hall. Visiting brethren are welcome.
G. H. Dominick,
Prof. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
Caoteechee Conncil, hu. 4, D. of P. 1
0. R. M.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
meets every other Tuesday night at 8
nVlnnV n m . in Klettner's Hall.
Signet Chapter, Nc. 18, B, A. KL
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday night at
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
T. P. Johnson, E. H. P.
Lacota Tribe, L 0. B. M.
Lacota trit<s, No. 79, I. 0. R. M., Jalapa,
S. C., meeting every other Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Summer
hall. Visiting brethren are welcome.
T. C. Dobbins,
J. Wm. Folk, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
dewberry Commandery, 5o. 6, K. T.
Newberry Commandery, No. 6, K. T.,
meets every third Monday night at S
o'clock in Masonic Kali.
Fred. H. Dominick,
T. P. Johnson, E. C.
Schedules Effective December 1911 j
Arrivals and Departures Newberry,
(N. B.?These schedule figures aw
shown as information only and are not
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Columbia
to Greenville. Pullman
sleeping car between Charleston
""" VT- " ? ^nllrr #?/-?-r? i
ILIOU Si- III. IX O. io, uanj, uvm ^ ~ ?
ville to Columbia. Arrivee Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m
Charleston 8:15 p. iil
2:45 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Columbia
9:05 p. m.?No. 16, daily, from Greenville
to Columbia. Pullmac Bleep
ing car Greenville to Charleston
' ~ A r I
Arrives Charleston o;io a. m. \
rive Savannah 4:15 a. m. Jack j
sonville 8:30 a. m.
Four further information call ol i
ticket agents, or E. H. Coapman, V. P |
&. f1, TA., Washington, D. C.; J. L I
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F
L. Jenkins, T. P. A., Augusta, Ga
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By C. C. Scliumpert, Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS, Z. H. Suber bath made
* * A 1 ^ - ? T r\ f K A
suit to me, to gram mm juetLcitj
ministration of the estate of and effects
of Warren D. Suber,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite'
and admonish all and singular the kin- !
dred and creditors of the said Warren
D. Suber, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of Probate,
to be held at Newberry, S. C., on
March 19, next after publication there- j
ol, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they h-'V^ why the
said administration should not be
GIVEN under my Hand, tMs Sth day
r\* Mirn'h Annn TJr!T,?!r!i. 1 H1 M
Ui xiiai '
J. r. n. c. !
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has good staple; indeed k
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We have that variety
Satisfactory results guarai
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sick neaaacnes, sour gassy siumiiwu,
indigestion, billiousness, disappear
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and put new life and vigor in the system.
Try them and you will be satisfied.
Every pill helps; every box
guarante-ed. Price 25c. Recommended
by all druggists.
To the Creditors of "William P. Allen:
Notice is hereby given that William
P. Allen, of Chappells, Newberry county,
South Carolina, on the 22nd day
nf March. 1913. executed a deed of as
signment to the undersigned, of all
the real and personal estate of the
said William P. Allen, for the benefit
of his creditors.
The following provision is contained
in the said deed, to wit:
"SECOND: To pay, after such property
and sums shall be adjudged to
be exempt from levy and sale, pro ra-j
ta to all such creditors as shall ac-,
cept the terms of this assignment1
and execute a release for their claims
WUIlin Uliriy UclJ'B ctAtTrx uvuv\> uva v j
A meeting of the creditors of the
said William P. Allen, for the purpose
of electing an agent for the creditors,
and for the transaction of
such other business as may properly I
come before the creditors, will be,
held at the office of the undersigned;
at No. 1217 Boyce street, Newberry, S.j
C., on Wednesday, the 2nd day of
April, 1913, at eleven o'clock, a. m.
1 Eugene S. Blease,
Newberry, S. C.,
March 24th, 1913. 1
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By C. C. Schumpert, Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS, J. A. Dominick hath:
made suit to me, to grant him letters |
of administration of the estate of and '
effects of Mrs. '.tosa E. Dominick,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and aamomsn an emu simguiai i
kindred and creditors of the said Mrs.!
Rosa E. Domini k, deceased, that they i
be and appear before me, in the Court I
of Probate, to be held at Newberry, |
S. C., on April 5, 1913, next after pub- (
lication thereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they .
have, why the said administration J
should not be granted. <
aTVEN under my hand, this 26th
day of March, Anno Domini, 1913. ^
0. C. Schumpert, ^
J. P. N. C.
For Burns, Braises and Sores. <
The quickest and surest cure for
burns, bruises, boils, sores, inflammation
and all skin diseases is Bucklen's ^
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Arnica saive. in iour uajs u, turcu j
H. Hafiin, of Iredell, Tex., of a sore <
on his ankle which pained him so he "
could hardly walk. Should be in every
house. Only 25c. Recommended by i
all druggists. i
>OTICE OF ELECTION.
A written petition navmg ue-eu ?ue!scnted
to the undersigned trustees of
! Chappells School District, No. 39. of
Newberry County, South Carolina, i
signed by at least one-third of the J
resident electors and a like propor-;
+V10 Tociripnt freeholders of the I
II \JL t.UV/ A V/K/iuvu _
i ag? of twenty-one years, of said dis- j
Itriet, asking that an e'ection be held i'
! to determine -whether or not Chappells j"
| School District, No. 39, will issue and :
sell coupon bonds aggregating sixty
hundred dollars, payable within 20
years, at the rate of interest not ex
! ceeding six per cent. p**r yajable
annually, for the purpose ot
eroding buildings and for equipment
for maintaining public school in said
An election for said purpose is herenrdprpr!
to be held at Cha^pells, in j
M:irtin Bros.' store, on Frirfpy, April!
11, 1913, at which ele^ion oriy qnali-!
fied voters residing *n said district
shall be allowed to rote. The ballot ?
cait must have written or printed on j
it the words, "For Bonds," or "Against
Bonds." The following are hereby apf
pointed managers of said election: i~
tTin P flpnrrv. W. T? S~n1fh Jr., "FT '
M. Martin. The polls will open at 7 j
on recently for over 20c
rm says: "Your cotton
>nger than much called
of pure seed for sale,
? ?Scott. |
I I ll I II III Nil ?
horse uce.hoo uceh?i
mmip uff fr tuksJWm
l POULTRY UCE,
Jl sa ex ??iyttnTyn m
I'lLUtK & WfcttoJ
Spring is now here, so the
Drdering of the MONUMENT
that you intend to
have erected in the- memory
rf that dear departed relative
or friend should be done
now, if it is your desire to
have the work finished this
We are able 10 quote yoir
the closest prices on the highest
grade GRANITE or MARBLE
"i ?- j u?^
assigning anu wurjunaiiBiufj
leave nothing to be desired.
Permit us to talk the matter
over with you.
P. F. BAXTER & SON
Newberry, S. C.
Don't let it be said it was your
fault that Death entered the
household. GOWANS PREPARATION
cures colds, croupand
pneumonia. This fact
has been established. Then it
is manifestly your duty t?
have a bottle iu the home.
External. All druggists. TO
1. Hi., uiid close at 4 p. in.
J. L. Watkins,
A. P. Coleman,
W. R. Keith,
Prustpes Chajw^lls Srhool District,
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