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MEAT A>D FLOUR
Committee Favors Nominal Tariff for
Washington, June 2.?-Meats and flour
,will not go on th-e free list in me aem- ,
/ ocratic tariff law, if recommendation j
of the senate finance sub-committee
in charge of the agricultural schedule
is accepted. This important alteration
of the Underwood bill as it passed the
house was determined upon today
by the sub-committee, composed of
Senators Williams, Shirley and Gore.
? It was decided, in carrying out the denorfpr>t
thp Underwood j
luiuauuu w vvov?. ??
bill by equalizing raw materials and
their products, that it would be "wiser
to levy nominal duties on meats and
flour products than to put livestock
and grain on the free list.
Meats Made Dutiable.
In accordance with this decision the
sub-committee took from the free list
fresh meats?beef, mutton and pork?
and made them dutiable at 10 per cent
ad valorem. Wheat flour was restored
to the dutiable list at the specific rate
of 45 cents a barrel, with other wheat
products at 10 per cent advolorem and
the Underwood duty on oats was reduced
from 10 cents per bushel to 6
cents per bushel with a compensatory
duty on oatmeal, said to be approximately
5 per cent ad valorem.
This' rate on otmeal was not definitely
determined, but it is assured
that the recommendation will be to ;
take oatmeal from the free list. Cattle,
sheep and hogs will be left as they
are in the proposed bill, dutiable at
10 per cent ad valorem, and the Und-erwood
duty of 10 cents a bushel on
wheat "will stand.
* Flour, Oatmeal and Meats Restored
to Free List in Response to Call j
From Above. j
Washington, June 3.?Reversing its
former action in voting to place when i
flour, oatmeal and f*esh meats on the
dutiable lyist, the senate finance subcommittee
in charge of the agricultural
schedule voted late today to
* place liv-e stock, wheat and oats on
the free list. J
This action, it was authoritatively j
stated, was taken to meet the views of [
' President Wilson. Senator Simmons, I
chairman of the finance commutes,
and other administration leaders who J
disapproved the decision announced |
yesterday to tax meats 10 per cent, j
? compensatory to a duty on cattle in !
the Underwood bill, and to assess a
compensatory duty on both flour and
catmeal. The vote to reconsider was j
taken in the subcommittee on a mo-!
hv Rpnator Simmons, ex
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officio member of all the subcommittees
handling the various tariff schedules,
when he returned to the capitol!
from a conference with the presi- j
t dent. j
I JAPAN FATOR BRYAN'S PEACE. |
f Secretary of State Receives Formal- j
ly?Notified Count Cfcinda.
Washington, June 2.?Viscount Chinda,
the ambassador from Japan, late
today called upon Secretary Bryan
with formal notification that Japan
had accepted in principle the proposed
plan advanced by the United States
Signatories of the treaty proposed in
Mr. Bryan's plan, would agree to refrain
from hostilities for a period of at
least nine months while any conflicting
claims were under consideration
by an international joint commission.
In the case of Japan, as with the ten
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k other nations tnai nave ww v cu uu^ j
r' proposal favorably, the response apf^pJies
solely to the general principle involved,
and none has committed itself
to approval of any of the details of
the project. Therefore, it may he
many months before the tentative
draft of the convention which Mr.
Bryan submitted to the various em*
Koecfpc nn^ legations can be reduced ;
w* ? v* c
to a form which will receive their unqualified
| The statement by the Japanese ambassador
that his government was
^prepared to give careful consideration
to the peace proposal has no bearing
whatever upon the negotiations now in j
progress between the two countries regarding
the California alien land
legislation. During his call upon Mr.J
Bryan today the ambassador discuss- i
ed this subject from various angles
' for half an hour, but without any j
definite result. The Japanese foreign
office has not yet cabled the ambassador
definite instructions regarding the
. American note and it is known that
j* ?/vnr?nr>tin p- an rvneinal investi
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gation as a basis for its rejoinder.
Iron Bearing Plants,
' Experiments are under -way at the
agricultural bacteriological station in
Vienna to increase th-e quantity of
iron carried in certain plants, with
a view to the effect on the human
system when those plants are used
as food. Artificially prepared foods 1
containing iron do not always produce
desired effect, because the iron is ,
not completely assimilated. This difficulty,
it is thought, may he avoided
by causing plants to take up an increased
quantity of iron during their
natural growth. By adding hydrate
of iron to the soil in which it was
growing, the experimenters have succeeded
in producing spinach containing
a pecrentage of iron seven times
as great as that found in ordinary
spinach. It is believed that the process
will prove successful with other
PORTBAT KILLING IJf
AIKEN COI"RT 1
Witnesses Beenact Gnnter-Long Tragedy.?State
Aiken, June '6.?scenes auenams
the tagedy which took place at Wagener
in the late afternoon of the last
Satuday in last September when
Pickens N. Gunter, president of the ;
Bank of Wagener and one of Aiken
county's most prosperous and substantial
planters, was shot and mortally
wounded by Hugh Long, were 1
vividly re enacted in the court room
this afternoon. Hugh Long, member
of the general assembly, formerly
mayor of "Wagener, a lawyer and a '
former newspaper editor, is on trial 1
T--I- 1 -vV. >-> y* rrnrf TJ'i+Vl miirdPT*
lor Ills me, uu<a.i gc<_i mwu v.w.
of Pickens X. Gunter.
As witness after witness was put
up this afternoon by the State and
one after another told how Long shot '
Gunter, attorne3's for the accused man
insisted that the scene be acted over 1
and over again before the 12 men ]
in the jury box who are to weigh the *
evidence and decide "Qugh Long's fate.
With Hugh Long's pistol, the weapon 1
with which he shot Pickens Gunter,
eye witnesses took the part of oLng.
^ T nnor'o fftunscl flP.t- [ *
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lng the part of Pickens Gunter, and ]
'Col. Claude E. Sawyer in the role of 1
'Hayes Gunter. As the witnesses swore 3
that Pickens Gunter had Knocked
Xrong down and he was on (
'the ground -arhen the first shot
was fired, that Hayes Gunter 1
pulled Pickens Gunter off Long and '
that Long crawled out from under t
'Gunter and fired the fatal shot as he
was getting to his fe?st, the acting took "
place on the floor of the court room, *
' ?-1? (rot+Snar '
lawyers ana witnesses anAc >
either on their backs or on their '
hands and knees to make it more
' All day long the State has been
building up its case. At 5.25 o'clock
this afternoon, Col. Henderson an/
nounced that the State rested. The '
announcement came as a surprise
since it had-been stated that the pros- '
ecution would put up abQut 60 witnesses.
The Defease Opens.
' Only one witness was produced by
'the defense this afternoon, his testi
mony being introduced only for the .
purpose of establishing a plat he had ,
'prepared showing the location of
streets and buildings on the scene of i
the tragedy. Tomorrow Mr. Long's j
lawyer will begin to combat with a ,
long string of witnesses the case the 1
Otcile -Hits uiauc uuv. (
Contrary to expectations, only 30 (
minut.s were required to secure a
jury when the case was begun in general
sessions court this morning. An .
extra venire of 20 names had been
ordered yesterday to anticipate the expected
difficulty in securing jurors
who had not expressed an opinion and
who would be acceptable to both the
prosecution and defense. The panel .
was almost exhausted, however, be- s,
fore the 12th man was seated in the
jury box. ,
The jury which is to decide the
fate of Hugh Long is composed of (
the following men: James R. League, (
who was selected as foreman, Fabian ,
Summer&ll, H. !K. Kneece, W. E. Ber- .
rie, Mood George, H. M. Sawyer, M.
B. Franklin, R. H. Baker, R. S. .
Bates, Luther Goss, L.-- S. Napier, B. '
Y. Hall. None of these men are from f;
the Wagener section, of the county. ,j
Hugh Long, himself a lawyer, was ,
seated with his attorneys, Croft & (
Croft and Col. C. E. Sawyer, throughout
the morning session, and was fre- ^
quently in consultation with them. On
trial for his life, his demeanor is
that which has marked him throughout
the severe trial he has undergone
sinc-e the last Saturday evening in last j
September when he shot down Pickens
N. Gunter on the streets of Wagener,
afterwards barricading himself
in the home of a friend while a mob
gathered outside, from which he was 1
rescued by the sheriff and his depu- !
ties. Mrs. Long was present in the 1
court room, a friend accompanying 1
I Tie court room was crowded to its i
capacity. In the large crowd were
scores of people from Wagener and
that section of the county.
Assisting Solicitor Gunter in the
prosecution are Col. D. S. Henderson
and Herbert E. Gyles.
So Says Kenyon of Iowa in Course of
Senate's Inquiry?How Interests
Washington, June 2.?"Social lobbying"
in Washington justifies every
word President. Wilson uttered in regard
to the presence of an "insidious"
lobby at the capitol. Senator Kenyon
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today before the senate investigating
committee. It was the first unequivocal
statement in support of the
president's attitude since the inquiry
The Iowa senator explained that he
believed the most "insidious" and
powerful lobbying possible-was the
practice of flattering senators by having
them out to dinners, to theatres
and on automobile rfdes, ingratiating
the host with the distinguished guests.
Pointing to the sworn testimony of
Edward Hines, "a lumber king," before
the Lbrimer election investiga
tion that he entertained senators at a
local hotel at dinners at a time when
the lumber schedule in the PayneAldrick
bill was before the senate,
Senator Kenyon declared it was his
belief that senators were being entertained
in this "insidious" way at
He also denounced ex-senators for
sapfitalizing their privilege of the
floor by using it to lobby. Referring
to one ex-senator representing many
railroads in Washington and often
seen on the floor\of the senate, he ad1
located tiie enactment 01 legislative
:o prohibit an ex-senaxor from being
Senator Hughes of New Jersey and
Senator James of Kentucky told the
investigators for the first time of the
:rials and tribulations of majority
members of the finance committee
fvith the many persons who had flocked
to Washington to present their
news. Neither knew of any attempts
to corrupt senators, but both declared
they could have done better
work if they had been bothered less.
These senators, as did Senator La
Follette, who followed them on the
Stand, suggested that legislation for
registration of lobbyists would be a
Cane Grower's Taffy.
Several senators let it be knovrn
today thai tkey had received by registered
mail what' purported to be a
reproduction of a letter from the
American Cane Grower's association
of the United States sent to members
not-inor fnr rnntrihntions to a fund for
aoxv.'ii ?5 AV* w*- ?
the use of "a large committee in
Washington." The copy was dated
"New Orleans, April 2, 1913," and
read as follows:
"Dear Sirs: Your association has a
large committee in Washington now
using every effort possible to try to
save the sugar industry.
"We have hesitated about caning
on you hut as we are now overdrawn
in the bank, it is absolutely necessary
that we have funds at once and
therefore call on? you to please send
sne-half of your subscription, say 5
cents per 1,000 pounds on the crop
"This is very important and we
would like to have remittances ait.
" Yours very truly,
(Signed) 'Charles A. Farwell,
The copy came in an envelope postmarked
Washington on the back of
which in ink was written the name,
W. L. Bass.
Ransdell Knows It
S-enator Ransdell, who received one
Df the letters, said the American Cane
Grower's association had been in ex
istence for ten years or more; tnai
it maintained an office in New Orleans
and conducted an open campaign
in behalf of the sugar producers
of Louisiana. He added that
for several weeks the organization
had kept an office in a Washington
skyscraper with its name over the
The letter did not appear in the
lobby investigation, but it probably
SCHEDULE FROM ABBEYILLEe (
Still Another Suggestion on How to
Get to Colombia from Abbeville
Abbeville, May 30-?For some time
the T. P. A.'s of Greenville, Anderson
and other points have- been agitating
the question of a schedule from
those points to Columbia whereby
passengers could go to Columbia
and return the same day. The origi~
I It tells you h<
phone line wi
j same high-cla:
now enjoyed I
If you ha
tell you how
You do not ol
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Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
Your druggist ^irill refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
Blind, Bleeding: or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days.
The first application gives Ease and Rest 50c.
nal idea was to. use the G., S. &. A.
i ' 1
to Greenwood, Seaboard to Clinton
and C. N. & L. to Columbia. To do
this it would be necessary for the
Seaboard to put on a new train to
'Chester or Clinton from Abbeville
and it is not believed they will do
this. But a new scheme has developed
in connection with this route in
the past few days, and one that looks
f-easible. It is to get the C. N. & L.
'onerate a train from Abbeville to
'Columbia, over the Seaboard tracks
to Clinton using its own rails from
'that point to Columbia. The C. N.
& L? has been operating a through
train from Columbia to Greenville for
some time but it is understood that in
'the near future this train will be discontinued
from Laurens to Greenville
as the C. & W. C., will use its own
rolling stock between those points.
Under this new arrangement it is believed
the C. N. & L., can be persuaded
to operate this train to Abbeville
instead of running it to Laurens. If
such a train was put on there is no
doubt but that it would secure a considerable
business in connection with
s- n n ? j. 3V. tt* 11? An_
IC16 Lr. ?>. & A., IIUIII Uri * 111c, x?.uderson
and all points to Greenwood.
The schedule would be to leave Abbeville
at 6 a. m., arriving Columbia
10 or jll, leave Columbia 5 or 6 p.
m., arrive Abbeville between, 9 and
10. This would give the people of
the up-country an opportunity to
spend more than a half day in the
city of Columbia. There is no doubt
but that such a schedule would get j
practically all the business from the J
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Up-CJUlll/l J . il 10 nuts ,, u. J
of the officials of the C. N. & L., favor
the schedule and it is believed the |
people of Anderson, Greenville and
other interested towns would* take
the matter up with the proper officials
of the Seaboard and Columbia,
Newberry and Laurens railway comnanv
that such a schedule would be
put on. If you are interested in tie
question write Mr. J. F. Livingston,
V. P. and general manager, C. N. &
lL., Columbia. It is believed if he
can be persuaded to put on the new
train, using his own rolling stock
from Clinton to Abbeville thus saving
I the Seaboard the necessity of putting
on another train, that the plan can
A trolley company was contemplating
running its line so that it would
join a certain small town, at the
time practically removed from the
outer world, with a growing city. In
the course of the hearings one farm
er, "who -was prominent in affairs in
the small town, argued persistently
against the railway entering the village.
But he advanced no real reason
for his antagonism until the counsel
for the railway asked him:
"Mr. Perkins, juBt what iB your ofe
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XOTICE OF ELECTION.
Pursuant to the authority of an Act
| entitled "an Act relating to Newberry
School District" approved the 27th j
day of February, 1913, and resolutions
of the Trustees of Newberry School j
j District passed in pursuance of said
Act, an election will be held at the
Council Chambers in the Town of
Newberry on the 24th day of June,
1913, between the hours of Eight
o'clock in the forenoon and four
o'clock in the afternoon, on the question
of levying an additional tax of
'one mill on the taxable property in |
said School District, to be used for
improvement and repairs. Those
voting for said additional levy shall
cast a ballot whereon shall be written
or printed the words" For special
levy", and "hose opposed a ballot
i whereon shall be written or printed
'"Against special levy". The qualified
I electors of said School District alone
'are entitled to vote at said electfonl
Said election will be conducted by
Jas. M. Bowers,. Alex Welch and J.
A. Lindsey, who have been appointed
managers to conduct the same.
; J. M. Davis,
W. G. Mayes,
L. W. Floyd,
W. A. Mc Swain,
W. S/ Langford.
Trustees Newberry School District
ject to our line?"
Then Perkins straightened up. He
looked defiantly at every one in the
room and said:
"This is a small village. "We ain't
got many folks !here. If the trolley
is brought here it will be easy to get
out, and we might lose all the folks
Postal Will Do
:ct your Telei,
and get the
this book will
^ry small cost,
sending for it.
AT patented joint has revolu* I
ionized the whole business of I
uilding silos by making it pos- I
:o construct a perfectly solid I'
ilo of any desired height. When M
aether with a little white lead at B
oints, a two-piece stave
oiw \ ;
>od as if it were made of one-piece I
md very much less expensive. There
letal at these joints to become cory
the acids and no outside moisture
lect in them to rot the wood. This
Ids years to the life of your silo and ,
hilars to its value.
have a plan by which you can own
ana Silo and let it pay for itself out
it saves for you on next winter's feed
rive us a chance to explain it to you
J. M. SWINDLER,
910 Main Street,
JEW8ERRY, S. C.
We will, give a first class barbecue
I at Keitts Grove on July 24. A good dinI
ner is guaranteed.
B. M. Suber,
j C. A. Felker.
We, the undersigned, will give a barbecue
in front of J. P. Wicker's, No. 2
township, on the second Saturday in
H. M. Wicker.
J. P. Wicker.
I will give a first class barbecue at
my residence at the late J. A. Cromer'ff
home nlace. on Saturday, August
9. Dinner 35 and 45 cents. Enjoyment
for young people guaranteed.
J. A. Felker.
Barbecue Meat and Hash.
I will have at my store Saturday,
May 31, barbecue meat and hash for
sale at 11 o'clock. No dinner will be
served. All for sale.
G. W. Kinard,
Prosperity, S. C.
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Barbecue at Pomaria.
There will be a barbecua at Pomaria
July 4th for the benefit of the Lutheran
church. Refreshments will be
served on the grounds. Thei^ will
be speeches, baseball ana otner axtractions.
Dinner 40 and 50 cents.
This i? 9 prescription prepared especially
for MALARIA or CHILLS 6, FEVER.
Five or six dotes will bredk any case, and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
T? nn liver better
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Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c
we have. That's my objection."?