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^ VOLOTE LI, XCMBEB 41. IfEWBEBRY, S. C., FRIDAY, MAT 23, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $L5C A TEAK.
I m. BLEASE IN REPLY j
TO SECRETARY DANIELS
SAYS DANIELS WOULD BETTER
MIND OWN BUSINESS.
But Siiows That Every Effort Has
Been Made to Enforce Law In
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, May 22.?When asked if
lie had anything to say in reply to
the statement of Secretary of the:
^Navy Josephus Daniels, in .regara to
the alleged sale of blind;
tiger liquor around the navy;
yard at Port ^oyal Governor
Blease replied in a vigorous state- j
irfent in which he recited the efforts |
to enforce the liqu,or laws in Beau- i
tfort county, men(tioning the recent i
murder of Constable Cooler and the ,
appointment and work of other con- j
stables ; charged that the statement of
Serretarv Daniels was inspired by a
political enemy of the governor, who
accompanied the secretary on his
Beaufort trip, and said the United
States government had the right, in
the territory, over which it had juris diction,
including the naval station
. an question, to enact such laws, rules
and regulations as the "grape-juice"
administration, as characterized by
Governor El-ease, of which Secretary j
Daniels is a part, sees fit.
The statement of Secretary Daniels
was carried in a Washington dispatch
to the Columbia State.,. The following
is a quotation from the Washington
"Th.e secretary said that he was
most hopeful of making of that place
(Port Royal station) the equal of
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days when workshops were running
full blast, when the island upon which
it is located was alive with officersand
iheir families, and when everything
soemed to indicate a long and
prosperous future. He depicted what
once had been done there and said that
he saw little reason why the same or
* even better things could not be accomplished
in the future. Then, turning
suddenly to those who had called
upon him, he said that there was one
thing that would have to be done before
he would move a peg: Stop the
sale of "blind tiger" liquor to the
men at the barracks, he said, and you
will see Port Royal blossom like the
rose in springtime. The statement
was further to the effect that the
liquor laws must be enforced before
lie would do ..anything.
When asked for a statement in regard
tcrthe interview of Secretary
Daniels, of the navy. Governor Blease
said, in regard to the interview:
"In my opinion it simply shows
wuai i nave ueaiu a guuu many pt:uple
say?some of them North Carolinians?viz.,
that Josephus Daniels
is a verv small man and is not of the
mental caliber to fill the position to
i*'bich he ha<5 been appointed. If he
"had sone on a little further and looked
into the matter he would have seen
that the United States government has
control of its own affairs and own territory
down there, and the State officials
would be very reluctant to go
upon the territory absohitely controlled
by the Federal srovernment for
naval Durnop-es. rfs it, is nresnmprt that
the United States marshal and his deputes
and the commissioners, along
with those in charge for the government
and permanent!}' stationed at
these nlac-es. will do their dutv and
. see that the laws of the United States
and of the State are oheved, where
+he eFderal authorities have full control
and jurisdiction. And I have no
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uvoui XL six. l^auiric) jiau ICJJUI icu nit?
matter to United States Marshal
Adams, who is a true and faithful official,
he would immediately have had
^he matter properly looked into and
ordered his deputies there to see that
the laws were prooerlv enforced, and
violator^ of the law Arrested and carried
before th? commissioner,
"However, I am satisfied that Daniels
made this slap to please his
friend Gonzales,, who was with him
on the Beaufort trip, to try to make
it appear tnat 1 was noi aoing my
duty in the enforcement of the laws
of this State. But the people of my
State know better, and Mr. Daniels
will find that if he will attend to his
own business and try to make a success
of his administration he will have
enough to do without trying to run
the affairs of the State of South Car
"As for his helping the port down
there, so far I am concerned I want
him distinctly to understand that I am
not asking for any of his Yankee money,
never have pandered for it, and
would not bow to him or any other
nrOf it oTIrl if th A PnTlfHtinn <")f
luau tv/ IV) U^u v**v VVMVVV?
his giving it is for me to v:g for it
he can keep it in the United States
treasury and r believe this is the sentiment
of the people of this State?
either keep it in the treasury, or
stick it in his ears, as may best suit
"Beaufort county has one of the best
sheriffs in the State. He is faithful
in the discharge of his duties, and he
does everything within his power to
enforce the law, but everybody in
South Carolina who is acquainted with
conditions knows that in Beaufort i
county, where the negroes are about
ten to one, and with its little isltnds
vjhich are almost entirely inhabited by
negroes (I believe in Beaufort, though,
there are a few Yankee soldiers
around), that it is a very difficult
matter to enforce the whiskey laws,
and such criticisms as that of Daniels
will not injure Sheriff White in
the least, in the eyes of pure blooded
Americans, and for the Cuban mixed
breeds we care nothing.
"In addition to the sheriff, I recently
had in the county one of the
best men I have ever had in the con
stabulary, and lie was ambushed and
murdered while trying to do his duty
in this very section of country. I
now have one of the best constables
in the State there?a man who has
been highly praised by the people of
that country for the good work that
he is doing. In addition, I have appointed
Albert M. Abbott, who is an
enlisted man of the company of marines?one
of Dai.iels' men, who is in
r?AT?Trinn o c n cnaniol
Lilt? Uiiiicu oiaicsi oci a.o a o^/vA/i?/.
officer, with special power to enforce
this dispensary law, in order to try
to correct the very evil Daniels speaks
"This shows what I am doing in
my efforts to enforce the whiskey law
in Beaufort county, and there is no
justice in Mr. Daniels' criticism, but
shows his weakness in being led to
ail unwarranted attack vpon my administration
through the trickery of
my political enemies,
"Now if you will look at the code of
laws of South Carolina, you will see
that congress has power to pass such
laws and to make such rules and regulations
as it may see fit in the territory
over which it has control, and
Mr. Daniels will see that if the law's
and the enforce emnt of the laws of
South Carolina do not suit him, his
'erane-inire administration' can
make more laws and enforce them, as
it is its duty to do."
Colored School Commencement.
The closing exercises of St. Lukes'
Episcopal mission will begin on Sunday
afternoon at 4.30, with the annual
sermon and^address to the graduating
class by Rev. G. E. Howell, of Co
lumbia, followed on Monday nighty
at 8.30, with the oratorical contest
and exercises by the graduating class.
On Tuesday night there will be a
coneert, consisting of songs, drills,
dialogue and recitations. At a picnic
at Little Mountain on Wednesday
the annual address will be delivered
by Arch Deacon J. S. Quarles, and
thoro will ho thp nr-f-spntation of
medals, prizes and certificates. J. S.
Daniel is the principal of this flourishing
Ho war d-E wart.
The following invitations have been
received in N-ewberry:
Mr. and Mrs. George Michael Howard
request the pleasure of your presence
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at rne marriage 01 mnr uar.guia
* Nancy Frontis
Mr. William Fair Ewart
on Wednesday morning:, June the
at half after seven o'clock
Wadesboro, North Carolina.
EDGEFIELD TO AUGUSTA.
Mr. A. E. Plidsrett of Edgefield, in
Augusta Lately, Was Interview
ed on a Lire Subject.
Augusta Herald, May 8th.
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luug^neici s great aupe aiiu utsne
is for closer connections with Augusta.
It is only about twenty-five miles
between the two places and tD be compelled
to go the roundabout way to get
back and forth places her at a decided
disadvantage in the competition with
The people of Edg :field still live in
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ifiupes, according 10 ivir. raugett, mat
the road from Greenvill-e to Augusta,
about which there is considerable agitation,
will yet be built by the Susong
This road was fi"st projected by
Mr. H. P. Hammet, of Greenville,
tw-enty-five years ago. It would run
through a solendid section of country
which now lacks railroad facilities.
The route runs from Augusta to
Edgefield, thence to Ninety-Six and
Greenville, opening up one of the most
fertile sections in the south and passing
throuf/h a number of thriving
+ /vo n monnfonfririn<y
CL11V1 UiailUX.aVw/1/LLl XU^ ACAV^V^O. AU
would give a large number of cotton
mills--an outlet through Augusta to
the markets of the east for their output.
It was called the Susong route bennncip
tVu* SiiRf>n?? underfoot to hnild
it. Mr. R. P. Sibley, of Augusta, was
heavily interested in it also.
Township bonds ^rere issued all
along the line and it looked as if it
would go through, at one time. These
bonds were negotiated for just what
they would bring and often they would
be heavily discounted.
The money thus realized from the
sale of the bonds in small lots to private
parties, was*used all along the
route, instead of continuously, and
consequently the effect was dissipated.
If it had been concentrated, pro
bably the road would have been built.
Many of the townships ar-e still paying
the interest on those bonds and
some of the townships are paying the
interest on the Susong bonds and on
the Augusta, Edgefield & Newberry
bonds as well while neither of the
roads were built.
The Susong ros.d started out to be
a standard guag-e. The Augusta,
Edgefield & Newbury roa^, which,
was started 'by Col. P M. Mitchell wha
built the Augusta, Gibson & Sandersvilie
narrow guage, which subsequently
became the Augusta Southern,
whose guage was standardized.
There was a hot fight between Ene
two roads for the right of way as Tar
as Trenton and the grades crossed
each other nine times. The row end
ed by both concerns, bursting sfcyhigfi
and - the people having to pay
the bonds for which they got no returns.
In drafting the bonds there was no
provision made as to the time they
should be delivered. Consequently,
when they were delivered the work
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This was a fatal ?\rror. It has cost
the section traversed by the two lines
a great deal of money, and while the
people that were stung are naturally
progressive, they are a little shy on
the railroad question. If the bonds
had been drawn a little more carefully,
they would have had the railroads
in all probability.
Raifroads, in this day and time are
a necessity. Just because they made
a fluke is no reason why the people
should be altogether- deprived of the
benefits of modern transportation.
Other and less favored sections of
the State are well supplied with rail
facilities and are flourishing. With the
advent of railroads a large scope of
a" J- - it- ~
lerrnur.v lu tut: nui iu a>uu ? coc wuuiu
be opened up for development, comprising
some of the most fertile lands
in the State.
The climatic conditions that prevail
in this particular section are the
finest and rendcr them all the TTR3T"'
attractive, the latitude increasing as
you go toward the mountains.
The grading on these two lines was
about two-thirds finished. With the
little grading remaining ^o be finished
and the past experience with the
bond seems reasonable that these
roads should be built. The country^
far better able to.-afford the expense
now than when they were undertaken
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we are netruing ram uauiy m mia
section. The, farmers are about up
with their work until it rains.
Mr. Hunter Connelly spent last Saturday
night and Sunday at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mrs. I. B. Boland has returned to
her home near Little Mountain after
a several days' stay at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Morris.
Mr. Johnnie Kempson, of Newberry,
spent last Saturday night and Sunday
with friends around Fairview.
The Misses Black spent last Saturday
night with Miss Minnie Fulmer.
Miss Mattie May Mills spent Sunday
in Saluda county at the home of Mr.
Miss Arril Waits is quite sick at
this writing, but it is hoped she will
soon be convalescent.
Misses Eunice and Bessie Connelly
eiarit loot Citn/loir Ttri+Vw TWlCC TWinnio
ovtioi uuuuaj IT iauaww
iMiss Hattie Wise is expected home
June- 4th from Rock Hill, Winthrop
Miss Annie Wise was the guest of
Miss Bonrie Lester on Tuesday night
The health of this community is
very good at this writing.
' Much success to The Herald and
News and its readers.
L. M. M.'
THE NEWS OF 1'OMABIA.
Oil Ml to be Operated Again?Automobile
at Zion School.
Poniaria, May 22.?Mr. Jas. P. Setzler
and son. Breaker. Col. Adam L.
Aull, John J. Hentz, Muller Wingard,
all went to Columbia Sunday in Mr.
J. P. Setzler's Oakland car and came
back Monday evening. Mr. Jas. F.
Miller and family accompanied them
in Mr. Miller's Buick car.
Mr. A. H. Sheely, better known as
"Ace," and family have moved to Pomaria
and Mr. Shelly will superinl
t?na tne 011 mm wnicn ne oougaiy
some time ago.
. Mrs. Jas. P. Setzler entertained th-e
graduating class of Newberry college
of which her son, George Breaker
Setzler, is a member, at Parr Shoals
Saturday in a picnic, all came from
Newberry in automobiles.
Miss Beatrice Aull came home from
Columbia Monday where she had been
vi?itinor rpl s tiv^?
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Capt. W. H. Sondley,/ of Columbia,
spent Sunday with Mr. W. B. Counts
Miss Annie Hatton, who was a junior
at Due West came home Monday
on account of her grandmother, Mrs.
Mack Hipp, being sick. We are glad
to say she is better at this writing.
Miss Belle Nichols stopped over on
Saturday, went with the picnieers to
Parr Shoals, returning to Abbeville
Miss Iva Eaddy, who taught the
Zion school left for home at Wren,
Berkeley county, Monday. Miss Eaddy
has consented to teach the same
school another year. They are planning
to build a new school house
Mrs. W. F. Alewine is visiting relatives
Mr. Mueller Wingard, of Xewbeerry
college, is visiting Breaker Setzler
Mrs. Simpson Ligon made a flying
trip to Columbia Monday.
College T. 31. C. A# >"ores.
At the meeting Sunday Rev. L. G.
M. Miller, instructor in the Lutheran
Theological seminary in Columbia,
made an address on "Personal service."
Next Sunday Prof. Setzler of the
faculty will talk. As this will be the
last meeting of the session let's
make it a good one.
Pickens Sentinel,' 22nd.
Another happy pair marched out of
Judge Xewberry's office on the 15th
inst., when that officer pronounced the
words which made Miss Kate Hughes
and Mr. Dolfus Gouch husband and
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SO MIXED PULLMAN
South Carolina Railroad Commissioners
Address Letter to Pullman
Uoiumoia, jviay zi.?severe condemnation
of the jPullman company for
selling negroes berths in Pullman cars
along with white people was voiced
by the South Carolina railroad commission
tonight in a letter addressed
to F. B.. Daniels, the general solicitor
of the company in Chicago, by John
G. Richards, the chairman. Mr. Rich
arcis tens tne ?*uiiman company iaai
he is aware of the fact that the train
on which 'he found a jjegro man.in a
Pullman car was an inter-State train,
but warns against the company continuing
to aggravate the w?ite people
in this manner or -else an appeal will
be made to congress for relief. The
letter which was made public tonight,
Negro Man in Berth 12.
On May 14, 1913, I boarded a Pullman
car at Rock Hill, S. C., for Co
| lumbia, S. C., and was assigned by the
| Pullman conductor to a berth or seat
No. 11, and was shocked to find out
that Berth No. 12 was occupied by a
! negro man. Practically every reservation
upon this car was occupied by
white ladies and gentlemen.
"Southern Railway Train No. 31,
as, of course, you know, is an interState
train and is under national coni
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LX"U;. OUUCLL Udl Ui uuncvci, uao
on her statute books a law which undertakes
to separate races 'in travel
upon all trains operating in this
State. There are "sepferats coach"
laws in every Southern State through
which this train operates and carries
your Pullman cars. While we may
not be able to reach your company
for having violated the letter of our
law, you most certainly are guilty of
a violation of its spirit and purpose,
and the railroad commission of South
Carolina feels that it should 'express
(to you in no uncertain terms its condemnation
of your conduct in selling
passage to negroes and affording th-em
accommodations on the same coaches
upon which you have wfaite women
ana wniie men passengers.
Do Sot Propose to Submit.
"As you are aware, the 'Pullman
company operating in the South is
sustained almost entirely by its white
patrons, and these do not propose to
submit to conditions which will permit
negroes to occupy the same
"We know full well that national
law requires your company to giye
equal accommodations to both whites j
and blacks, but there is no law which j
prevents your furnishing separate accommodations
for the races, just as
our 'separate coach' law requires the
railroads to do in South Carolina.
There are many legal ways open to
your company, that if resorted to,
would remove the necessity for your
company forcing this indignity upon
your white patrons in the South, and
the Deople of South Carolina will most
certainly expect you to provide accommodations
in future that will effectually
separate the races.
Spirit of Law Violated.
I "^Through the exposure of this recoct
occurrence, it has been brought
to our attention that your company
has frequently within recent months
violated the spirit of the South Carolina
law. With th e opening and
closing of the negro college at Orangeburg,
S. C., we have been informed
that your company sells to negroes
reservations on the cars that you
know are occupied by wftite ladies
The railroad commission of South .
Carolina is aware of the fact that it1
may entail some additional expense
utfon your company to provide separate
accommodations for the races
while you are operating within thisState,
but we are of the decided opinion
that if you do not dp so, and
speedily, you will' sustain far greater
loss through those who will positively
refuse to patronize your company.
"We wish to impress upon you this
fnot- That we Dronose to continue to
give this matter our personal supervision
and see to it that the people of
South Carolina are kept thoroughly
informed as to what your practice is
in future, and if you do not volun
Of Little Mountain High School.?
Awarding of Medals and Diplomas.
The closing exercises of the Little
Mountain high school were held on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of tjie
present week. The baccalaureate sermon
was preached by Rey. C. A- Freed,
of Columbia, on Sunday morning. On
Monday evening appropriate exercises
were held by the children of the com
mon scnooi. Tne commencement ex- ercises
with, the awarding of diplomas
?nd medals were hold on Tuesday
The following is the program for
Duet, "March Military"?Louise
Shealy and Evelyn Wise.
Kecitation, "Th* Roll Call"?Willie
Recitation, "Oh, Why Should the
Pnirit of Mortal be Proud?"?Dorris
/n?truTEeatal Solo, "Silver Nymph"
Recitation, "The Dying Alchemist"
Recitation, "Act for Truth"?Olin
Duet, "Viccola Gallop"?Evelyn
Wiaa anH T,nnis#* Shftalv.
TV W ??? ?~ ~ ~ V Duet,
"Entry of the Gladiators"?
Kathleen Counts and Minnie Lee
"History of the Class of '13"?Vanie
"Class Prophecy"?Julius Dreher.
"Valedictory"?'Ralph Sease. N
Duet, "Comrades in Arms"?Kathleen
Counts and Minnie Lee Shealy.
Address and Presentation of Diplomas?J.
Instrumental Solo, "La Sorilla"?
Minnie Lee Shealy.
Awarding of Medals.
Duet, "Plash-Crash" ? Kethleen
Counts a*^d Minnie Lee Shealy.
The address to the graduates and
presentation of diplomas was made
by .T. A. Stoddard, assistant, State su- .
nerinterwient of education. The following:
medals were offered " and
p warded: the scholarship medal of
the Hieh school to Ralph Sease, presented
by Rev. J. J. Long; the schol- ^
arship medal of the intermediate de
' partment to Olin Long with
^honorable mention of Willie H. Der- <
rick, presented by G. H. Ballentine;
the essay medal to Leland Shealy
with honorable mention of Miss Chloe
| Eptingv presented by County Superintendent
E. H. Aull; the mathematical
medal to Julius Dreher with honorable,
mention of Leslie Jacobs, presented
by Superintendent Mack. The schol
arship to Newberry college was
awarded to Ralph W. Sease. The subject
of the ess&? medal was "The Progress
of the South." The merits of
the composition were passed upon by
Dr. Setzler, Dr. Thomas, and Professor
Derrick, of Newberry college.
This medal is given by Mr. E. H. Aull,
editor of The Herald and News, in order
to encourage the study of English
and the writing of English. It is
made compulsory upon the members
of the graduating class to prepare
The trustees of the Little Mountain
school have reelected all of the teachers
except Superintendent Mack-, who
declined reelection, and in his place
have elected Mr. G. H. Ballentine.
TO ADDRESS GIRL GRADUATES.
Secretary of State Can't Resist Blush.
ino> RoanfiPs' PlpnrHn<r?_
Washington, May 21.?Secretary
Bryan, unable to resist the blushes
and pleadings of the girl graduates,
ha# promised to* make the graduating
day address at the National Park
| seminary, Forest Glen., Md. Although
burdened with a mass of important
diplomatic matters and crowded by
affairs of State, he will lay his work
aside May 29 to address the young
tarily give us the relief, we will appeal
to our representatives in congress
for national legislation that will
compel you to meet the demands of
the white people of ihis State, and
of the South generally."
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