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Entered at the Postoffice ^ >r^wierry,
S. C, as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, May 30, 1913.
A PAXAZA EDITION.
Everything done by the Charleston
News and Courier is well done, always.
That newspaper does not play to the
galleries in grand stand displays.
3 ? inn T?r> o licTTl
There is no gauuy jcuu?? ;v Ux uauuM |
about it. It "pursues the even tenor
of its vray" and is steady and reliable
in its course. It does not seek to
get into or keep in the glaring and
blinding limelight of sensationalism
at the expense of decent journalism.
- ? hp in P- n flpan.
11 UUXilCS cXSy u^ai tv ,
pure and safe paper as it is possible
for one to be on the rough, unsettled,
stormy, troubled, impure and dirty sea
of journalism. Hence, whiat it says
carries weight and what it does holds
good, and the influence of last Friday's
edition will be beneficially felt
by future years.1
The Panama edition of that really
great newspaper?great in its every
day steadfastness?is to be lasting in j
its accomplishment of good, a vast j
deal of good, not alone to Charleston,!
but to South Carolina and the t-erri- i
mmVintr thp "Plmnh Line Port
l Uiy iuuvuiuq ^ _
to Panama." It is something to contemplate,
this Panama editon of 92 j
pages of intensely interesting and:
truly important reading matter. This
immense edition ought to b-? preserv- '
ed in South Carolina homes for coming
generations. It is rich in possibil-1
ities, and it is not surprisng that theJ
News and Courier shc.uld have sue- J
ceeded in producing so magnificent a
production, but after recovering from J
the thrill of amazemwit at first be-;
holding the enormous edition, second !
thought of grasping the situation is
pleasant and gratifying. Bright and
promising is the view presented by the
sublime "port to Panama."' The managing
secretary of the Charleston
chamber of commerce, Mr. A. V. Snell,
"The eightieth meridian passes
through the west end of Lake Ontario,
the east end of Lake Erie, the city of
Pittsburg and Charelston, the Panama
Canal, touches the west coast of j
South America and Guayquil, with
practically the entire continent of
South America to the east. In other
words, a plumb line dropped from the
mouth of the Charleston harbor would
pass directly through the Panama
Canal. This is the ^eason why Charleston
has been eel-led "The Plumb
Line Port to Panama.""
v It is a big idea to grasp?the mighty
ships from Panama to Charleston?
coal, grain and so forth pouring into
the city for distribution throughout
the country, Charleston being, as it
were, the mouth of a "funnel through
which the products of a contient will
pass on the way to the Panama canal.'"
The Panama edition of the Newsr
and Courier is a feast, a banquet of
good things. .
We notice from the interview of
Governor Blease published elsewhere
that the Supreme court holds that it
is a conflict with the constitution for
one man to hold the office of school
trustee and commissioner of election.
We understood that the legislature
two years ago directed the attorney |
general to bring proceeding to test thequestion
as to whether a man could !
hold trusteeship of a college and another
office, and that it was decided
that this was not an inhibition of the
constitution. We may be mistaken
about his, but certainly, there are
orC T1 On i T"i Of n f a o n r\rrs* ??r?
1MJL LUC OWCILC, OO UUT^lUUl
Blease points out, who are holding
positions of trustee in State colleges
and also other positions of honor and
There are two sections of the constitution
relating to holding two offices:
one of them refers especially
to members of the general assembly
and goes so far as to state that any
man who exercise? the duties of any
other position 6ball not be a repre- j
sentative in the general assembly. It
may be, as Governor Blease says,]
that these sections were not meant to
apply to those who are higher up, but
only to the little fellows who hold jobs
as school trustee and commissioner
Of course, there are those to say
that anyone who raises this question
is doing it for politics. ? constitution
should be obeyed.
Tcn.;ia nn tho train a few days ago
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between Newberry and Columbia, our
attention was Cilled to an officer who
had two prisoners in charge, taking
one to the reformatory, in Florence,
and the other to the State peniten
tiary. One was a white boy about
fourteen years old, who, it was learned,
hac? been convicted of assisting
an older person to steal a cow. The
other was a negro man who had been
convicted of criminal assault and was
sentenced to twenty years in the pen- j
itentiary. The boy, it was learned,
had been sentenced to the reformatory,
in Florence, until he was twenty-one.
The thing that attracted our attention
was the fact that this officer had
this little boy handcuffed to the negro
criminal. It may be alright, but!
somehow it did not appeal to us as
ii-; c ?
oeing tne proper uimg iui me umtw
to do, even though tJie white boy had
b-een convicted in the courts, we do
not think he should have been handcuffed
to the negro man, as he was on
this occasion. It may be legal to do
so, but it was not right. The boy
had a good face and an open and
frank expression and he should not
have been handcuffed to an od crimi
--<ca- - .....i ?
With the number of automobiles.
that are being lun in the city and:
county of Newberry, it would be well I
for all the drivers to observe the rule,!
and we believe it is also a law, "always
turn to the right."
Fortunately, no accidents of a very j
serious nature have happened in I\ew- j
berry, but unless the people who drive
cars are more careful and more particular
in observing the law which
requires all vehicles to turn to the
right in meeting other vehicles, there
is danger of some serious accidents.
Another matter that should be observed
by all automobilists is the j
sounding of the gong in turning the j
corners of the streets in Newberry.!
Some of the streets are very narrow j
and it has been very fortunate that
there has been no serious accident.
Senator E. D. Smith has introduced ;
a bill in congress to require all Pull- 1
man companies to provide separate accommodations
for the races in those
States where there is a separate coach '
law. This is the proper wTay to have
a separate Pullman car for the negroes,
and we hope the bill will pass.
Mrs. W. H. Hunt entertained the 1
Fortnightly club and a few other
friends on Tuesday morning, in
compliment to Mrs. Ramsey Blake of |
Greenwood and Mrs. Marie Gary Eison
of Charleston. At noon a luncheon |
The last meeting of the "Woman's
club for the summer months was held
at the home of Mrs. L. W. Floyd on
Thursday afternoon. It was an open
meeting and a number of the friends
of the members enjoyed with them
the interesting program for the ;
afternoon, which consisted of roll call |
with responses on civic improvement;
in Newberry, and address by Dr. G.'
B. Cromer and instrumental and vocal j
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selections Dy -Viesucimes rt. a. i uumas, |
E. B. Setzler and Miss Pauline Gilder. \
At the conclusion of the literary ses- i
sion. a. social hour was enjoyed and I
tea and sandwiches were served on
Mrs. J. Y. McFall sustained her
reputation as a hostess when she entertained
the Emery circle and a
number of other friends on Friday
morning. The unique form of entertainment
was the writing of an
acrostic formed by the letters in the
? *~?J "smfeynrm+tn " 'PVir\ mnmin<r'c
WU1U OULL1 agCLl^, lug uJu?ii?uB u
pleasures were brought to a close by
the serving of a luncheon.
Mrs. 0. B. Cannon entertained the
alumnae of Due West Female college
residing here at tea on Friday
afternon, in compliment o Mrs. R.
P. Blake of Greenwood, who is visiting
GOT. BLEASE 0>~ DICK LAW.
Refuses to Muster Out Militia and
Scores Dick Law?Thinks Mistake
To Have Passed It
Columbia. S. C., May 27, 1913.?
"You can simply say to Mr. Mills
that the sooner he withdraws the control
of the United States government
over the volunteer militia of South
Carolina, the better it will he for
South Carolina, and all the people of
the United States," said Governor
Blease in a letter to Adjt. Gen. Moore, i
this morning, refusing to muster out
some of the militia companies of this
cfoto Thp letter cf the governor to
ututv* * ?
the adjutant general follows:
"Your letter of May 27 received, with
enclosures from Brig. Gen. A. L. Mills.
"You ask me to inform you of my decision
at an early date. I take pleasure
in doing so immediately.
"" '*? ^ 1 T Vi<!va rooontlr
in me nrsi ? ua?^ i
expressed my opinion of the 'Dick |
law,' and repeat that I think that it
was a great mistake on the part of our
people to go into it. That covers Section
3 of his letter.
"As to Section 4, in which he states
'It is not the policy of the war depart- i
ment to foster the maintenance of or- j
ganizations,' etc. You can simply say ;
to Mr. Mills that, in my opinion, the !
sooner he withdraws the control of the j
United States government over the
volunteer militia of South Carolina the
better it will be for South Carolina,
and all th? people of the Southern j
States, and that this would meet with j
my hearty approval as governor and
commander-in-chief of the South Car
Olina VOlUIlieer umuia.
"As to Section in which ho says 'it
would appear that the only way to
remedy existing conditions would bc tomuster
th<? organizations out of the
service.' As governor and commander-in-chief
I do not propose to do
any such thing. His letter was a
waste of time and material."
Parole and Pardon.
Henry Myers, colored, con^cted at
th-e July, 1911, term of court for Barn-,
well county of burglary and larceny j
ar.d sentenced to five years on the i
chain gang, was today paroled by I
the governor. The prisoner's physical j
and mental condition was bad, accord- j
ing to papers filed in the case, and the I
petition was signed by Senator Patter-!
eon, James M. Patterson and others, j
C. H. Phillips, white, convicted at j
the September, 1905, court for Berke- j
ley county of larceny of live stck and'j
sentenced to two years' imprisonment,
was today pardoned by the governor
for the purpose of restoring citizen-!
ship. Senator Dennis and several of the
coun:y officers signed the petition asking
for the pardon. Phillips having already
served ois sc-iiiCLCt:.
Governor P.?ease today appointed W.-j
J. Wilkins ns a member of the Flor- 1
ence ccur.t/ c'sre'j f-ry board. The,
cthv^r two nieiiitprs v/ere named some :
time *ago and this appointment settles'
a vexed problem in Florence.
How They Like a Newberry Teacher.
Shiloh cor., Laurensville Herald, 21st. j
Th^ writer attended a picnic at j
Oakville school Friday. Everyone seem
ed to enjoy the occasion very much,
especially as it marked the close of,
Oakville school, which has had one of
the most successful years in many,
under the careful guidance of Miss
Bertha Jacobs, of Newberry. The
patrons are very anxious to secure j
her for another term.
Laurensville Herald, 23rd.
The term just sclosed was taught:
by Miss Bertha Jacobs, of Newberry,;
and as an indorsement of her excel-;
lent work the trustees elected her for
On Davis Birthday.
The Drayton Rutherford Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy, invites
the commander of the Jas. D. Xance '
Camp and a delegation of ten; the jnommander
of the John M. Kinard
camp and a delegation of ten; the j
president of the Calvin Crozier Chap- 1
ter and delegation of t-en; the officers
of the D. A. Dickert and 0. L. !
Schumpert Chapters Children of th-e j
Confederacy, to the exercises held in
honor of the birthday of President Jefferson
Davis at the residence of Mr. /,
W. H. Hunt on Tuesday afternoon, ]
June 3, at 5 o'clock. After the exer- j
cises those present will be entertain- "
fnr o cnr.ial hour.
Following will be the program*
Prayer?Dr. James Mcintosh.
Talk, (President Davis)?Dr. E. P.
Reading?Miss Mamie Paysinger. ,
Talk, (Chattanooga Trip)?Mr. R.
Y. Lea veil. I;
Heading of rules and bestowal of
croeses of honor upon the following
Veterans: L. M. Long, J. K. Saner;
descendant, Robert C. Sligh.
The members of the Drayton Rutherford
Chapter are requested to meet
promptly at 4 o'clock Tuesday, June
3, Mrs. W. H Hunt, hostess. This being
the time for the annual election
of officers a full attendance is desired.
Mrs. L. W. Floyd,
A New Directory.
The new directory of the Southern
Bell has been delivered to the subscribers
at Newberry and Prosperity,
by Manager J. J. Roach. The new
directorv is attractive in appearance
and contains all the changes and corrections
in listing that have been
made since the last directory was
printed. The number of *k-v raphes
appearing in the list would indicate
that there are constant additions to
the number of subscribers at Newberry
and Prosperity, and the telephone
development is continuous.
The Southern Bell has evolved a
plan whereby it furnishes telephoneservice
to farmers and other rural
residences on an economical basis.
As a result the telephone is now the
rule rather than the exception, on
? nil PA/illAnC
II1? larin illiU L&i inci o 1U ail o^v/tivuo I
of the State are installing telephones I
in their homes. The plant of the 1
Southern Bell at Newberry and Pros- I
perity, is maintained at a high state j
of efficiency and the subscribers are j
well satisfied with the service Mana- j
ger J. .J. Roach is r^nderine.
Grand Lodge Holds Its Annual Session
In Aiken?Chester Next Stou.
Aiken, May 27.?An army of I
Knights of Pythias, about 200 strong
advanced upon Aiken today. Many
of the knights came, upon a special
train over the Southern railway from
Columbia, which arrived shortly before
noon. They were met at the
d-epot by delegations from the Aiken
lodge and the Boy Scouts, and went
at once to the Thestone theatre where
those arriving on other trains during 1
the morning had assembled.
At noon the grand lodge meeting
of the domain of South Carolina was
called to order.
The large auditorium was filled with
visiting Knights and citizens when the
exercises were opened with an address
of welcome on behalf of Aiken lodge,
WmVhtc m' Pvthias. delivered bv H.
F. Henderson. This was responded
to by George W. Dick of Sumter,
grand- vice chancellor of the grand
lodge. Herbert E. Gyles, mayor of
Aiken, himself an ethusiastic Knight,
then delivered an address of welcome
on behalf of the city of Aiken, to
which the eloquent Mendel L. Smith,
of Camden, speaker of the house of
representatives, and a candidate for j
p-nvprnnr of South Carolina, respond- !
The grand lodge held a session immediately
following the opening exI
Tomorrow morning the sessions will
be resumed and the election, in which
much interest centres, will take place.
A large number of Augusta Knights
of Pythias are attending the sessions
Florence was the early contestant
for tne iyi4 meeting ui uie giauu
lodge and had a large delegation here
but right in the "heat of it" Florence
withdrew in favor of Chester, and the
1914 convention will go to Chester.
The visiting Knights are guests in
the homes of the people of Aiken
during their stay here. Tonight the
Knights were entertained, at the
theatre where Paul Gilmore was en
gaged by Aiken Knights to present
"The Havoc." Following the theatrical
performance a reception was
PytJiians Meet Next at Chester.
Aiken, May 28.?The* grand lodge
meeting of the Knights of Pythias, do- j
main of South Carolina, which convened
here yesterday at noon, came to
~ ; ~
a ciose mis muimug.
The 1914 meeting will be held at:
At this morning's session interest j
centered in the annual election. Dr. j
Oeorge W. Dick, of Sumter, was advanced
from grand vice chancellor to
grand chancellor, and H. K. Osborne
of Spartanburg from grand prelate to
grand vice chancellor. Herbert E.
Gyles, mayor cf Aiken, was elected
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umer onictrs tjieuieu <mu ;uaiancu
were: C. D. Brown, of Abbeville, grand
keper of records and seal; Wilson G.
Harvey, of Charleston, grand master
of the exchequer; Dr. J. M. Oliver, of
Orangeburg, grand master at arms;
E. R. Cox, of Darlington, grand inner
guard; George Strohman, of Springfield,
grand outer guard; Dr. A. Earl
Boozer, of Columbia, grand tnoune.
Mendel L. Smith, of Camden, was
elected supreme representative and
Past Grand Chancellor M. R. Rivers,
Made with different B
From a Series of Elaborate
An equal quantity of bread
with each of three different kinds
cream of tartarr phosphate, and t
separately to the action of the
for the same length of time.
The relative percentage of
shown as follows:
Bread made with
Royal Cream of Tartar Pow
flOO Per Cent Dig
Bread made with
Per Cent Dig
Bread made with
|"6734 Per Cent. Diges
These tests, which are ab
unprejudiced, make plain a fact
to everyone: Food raised with
tartar Baking Powder, is shown
j tible, while the alum and phospha
to largely retard the digestion oJ
Undigested food is not onl;
is the source of very many bodil;
of Charleston, alternate. from 2
No announcement was made of the remain
appointment of standing committees.
The grand lodge voted against the fpjie
rr nf +Vl Q o oro 14 rn if of
VsJJLCl.LA&IZ v-fi. A.AXXAXV U b gfOU ^ (1
which applicants shall he admitted jjenry
into the membership of the order
The Whole W<
But why not be
value to the "June B
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A beautiful piece of chii
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inocoiaie oei, aaiau oci
Cake Set, Nut Set
A beautiful line of Cat (
different shapes and cutl
Sterling Silver, my Nile
of the prettiest in Newbi
price is reasonable.
100 fine Dinner Sets, ci
Large stock of White CI
frtnilp m monv in
lilddd UUUUO ill liiuiij u<
Pictures, mirrors, orn
many other useful pres
see me before you bu]
I window display of wedd
I al.cn graduating silts.
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digestive fluid, each j
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solutely reliable and
: of great importance
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to be entirely digesite
powders are found , - .
the food made from
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at 21 years.
mole would live beneath the
and nature closed his eyes.? ^
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