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TOLOIE II., >TMBEB 50. DEWBERRY, S. C? TUESDAY, JOE 24, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAB,
. WOULD PROVIDE FUND
FOR ALL SURVIVORS
GOVERNOR BLEASE WRITES GE>nnir
T? IT HI' I fi IT
tn.lL I). XI. IJDAVIt lit
Offers to Give Joint Note Making: up
Deficiency in Gettysburg Renninn
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Special to The H-erald and eXws.
Columbia, June 23.?Gov. Blease on
Saturday night addressed a letter to
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General a. tx. iectguc, ai Amcu,
gesting the giving of a note by himself
and General Teague to make up
the deficiency in the appropriation by
the legislature for paying the travel
~ /if +ho ciirvii'nrs from
lug CA^CUSCS U1
this State to the anDiversary of thefcattl-e
of Gettysburg, soon to be held
on the battlefield. The appropriation
by the legislature was only $1,000,
which 'has provided for only sixty
four applicants, according to uenerai i
Teague, while the total number of apapplicants
is 200 or more. The governor
suggests the giving of a joint
official note, feeling sure the legislature
at its next session will be glad
to make an appropriation for this pur
The letter of the governor followed
the statement by Gen. Teague, published
in the daily newspapers of Saturday
morning, setting for the facts
Following is the letter of the governor
to General Teague:
June 21, 1913.
General B. H. Teague, Commander
South Carolina Division, United Confederate
Veterans, Aiken, S. C.?Dear
Sir: I have noted with regret., though
it was to he expected, that the appropriation
by the legislature for the
survivors from this State of the bat
tie of Gettysburg to defray their traveling
expenses to the anniversary-soon
to be held, is greatly deficient, providing
for considerably less than oneQia'f
the number applying. South Carolina
ought to give all her survivors
of this great battle an opportunity to
attend this reunion, and it has seem
ed to rae nothing more than just that
it should be done. I am satisfied the
money can be- secured through one
of the banks, and that the legislature
at its next session will be only too
glad io make good the deficiency. It
'has seemed to me proper, however, |
that the matter should be taken up
with you first, you being the direct
representative of this State in charge
%-p ^;c5 4-TM*>mtirvn r?f thp fund annro
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priated by the legislature and the
State's representative upon the battle
of Gettysburg commission, and I
suggest to you that we give a joint
official note for an amount necessary
to make up the deficiency in the appropriation.
I have no. doubt tJhe
money could be secured upon such a
note, and all the survivors from this
State given an equal opportunity, to
take advantage of this reunion.
As time is pressing, I shall be glad
to hear from you immediately.
Cole. L. Blease,
REPORTER FATALLY INJURED
Charlton Shell, of Spartanburg Herald,
|n Motorcycle Accident.
! iSpartanburg, June 21.?Charlton
Shell, 18 years old, son of the Rev.
J. W. Shell, of Gaffney, was fatally
injured tonight by a head-on collision
of his motorcycle and a street car.
iMr. Shell was dragged for forty-five
yards and his skull split wide open.
The unfortunate hoy was hurried to
Dr. Steedly's hospital, where it was
said his death was probably only a
matter of a few hours. Mr. Shell had
just completed his junior year at:
"Wofford college and has been employed
since the college closed as a reporter
on the Spartanburg Herald.
He was on his way to the Herald office
when the accident occurred.
Captain Jubal (excitedly)?You
have falsely announced my death in
your paper, and T demand that you explain
and apologize in your next issue.
Editor (with fright)?Certainly.
Next morning one read: "We re
srret exceedingly that the announcement
in our columns of the death of
Captain Jubal is wholly without foundation."?Herald
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ARRANGEMENTS TO BF
MADE FOR VETERANS
rrr ?f<TT UT> fSAVPPXOR
1JCA11C JLt .l.nr wv i
BLEASE WILL SIG> >OTE.
To Raise }Ioney For Confederate Veterans
to Attend Gettysburg
Special to Tbe Herald and News.
Columbia. June 23.?General Teague
has wired Governor Blease that he is
willing to sign official note in Gettysburg
reunion matter as suggested by
the governor. The governor wired
General'Teague to sign note and forward
at once to Columbia, or to come
over to Columbia tonight so the matter
may be arranged immediately.
DR. CROMER IN COLUMBIA.
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Strong Address to :uen 01 tuj.?<_ulumbia
Pepole Given Something
to Think About.
The State, 23rd.
"'Playing the Fool," was the subject
of George B. Cromer, LL. D., of
Newberry, in an address delivered to
the mass meeting of men at the Lyric
theatre yesterday afternoon, under
the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Cramer began by telling the
story of the jester at the .king's court,
who was i awarded with a wand for a
wittier saying than he was wont to
make. He was to keep the wand until
he found a fool bigger than himself.
When the king was dying, he sent
-the fool that he might tell him
farewell. The fool at once questioned
his master as to what preparation he
had made for this long journey to the
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country from which he wouia not return.
The king made none, and the
fool placed the wand in the hands of
the king, who was a much bigger fool.
That man, the speaker said, is a
fool who wilfully disobeys the commands
of God, and thinks that he can
retain his manhood and spiritual pow- |
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er. saui, me sun uj- ax.io.lx, " w.g uwvm
as an illustration. Saul was sent out
with' the command to destroy the
;Amalekites and all their possessions,
but retained the best cattle and sheep.
That man is a fool, the sp;aker continued,
who believes he can get rid of
a good message or an unpleasant
truth by destroying it, and thinks he
can retain his manhood and physical
power. Jehoichim cut the laws .into
shreds wit'Ji a penKnue auu iu ^ 11 UC40i-l~ I
ed them into the flames on the brazier,
but their spirit lived on, he 1
That man is a fool, Dr. Cromer said,
who thinks he can-dally with temptation
and retain his man'hood and
spiritual power. Samson dallied in
the lap of Delilah. Three times she ,
rebuked him for deceiving her, and
with each temptation he grew weaker.
With the fourth and last he se- ,
cret of Sampson s strength was learned,
and this led to his undoing. The
lesson taugiht, the speaker said, is to
beware of the first fatal step.
That man is a fool who is so wrap- ,
ped up in intellectual creation that
he shuts out the spiritual life, said
Dr. Cromer. An apt illustration was
the story of Frankenstein, who longed
to create a man. He went to the
graveyards and charnel houses and I
brought together all the disgusting j
J J nrVicn at a 511- I
remains oi ueau mcu. xuvu uw v> WM .
preme moment of power, this Promethian
snatched from heaven a
spark which gave breath to the lifeless
remains. But the man was un- '
like any other, and complained of
this. He was a man of collossal power,
without compassion. He strangled
the wife and relative of Franken- (
stein, and chased the creator over
ior>^ and in an effort to destroy
aixu uuu . ??
That which the speaker wished the
hearers carry home with them, if
nothing else, was "that no act, wheth- ,
er fair or foul, is ever done, but
leaves a record somewhere of a blessing
or a curse."
Always Pleases the Large Crowds.
Dr. Cromer is an able lawyer and is <
one of the best public speakers in <
5? o nrnminent lav
LUK CSlclLC. nc i-> a.
worker in the Lutheran church, being
closely identified with the Laymen's
Missionary Movement in the South.
He was presid-.nt of Newberry col
VOTE 10 REFUSE
METHODIST BISHOPS DRAW UP
Claim Acceptance of Donation To <
Vanderbllt Would be Breach of 1
Faith and Invalid. * 1
Nashville, Tenn., June 20.?A': a 1
called meeting of the Methodist Epis- t
copal church, South, attended by nine t
members of the college of bishops, a i
veto message was drawn up, setting 1
forth the- following objections to the I
action of the board of trustees in ae- ?
cepting the recent gift from Andrew
Carn-egie to the Vanderbilt Medical j'
"That the action of the board of 1
trustees of Vanderbilt, in accepting *
tilie gift is a breach of trust vested in
it under and by virtue of the resolu- j *
tions of the Memphis convention, *
which constitute the foundation of t
Vanderbilt university; that said action s
is beyond the powers of the board and j *
that it constitutes a diversion of a s
large portion of the- funds and prop- 1
erty of the university from the trusts 1
upon which said property is held, is 1
contrary to the terms of other gifts *
to the university, and is illegal", null 1
A copy of this action will bs duly |
certified and forwarded to the secretary
of the board of trust of the university.
Those attending the meeting were: 2
Bishops Collins Denny, E. R. Hen- f
drix, D. R. Lambuth, E. D. Mouzon, <
J. C. Kilgore, J. H. McCoy, E. E. Hoss, .
H. C. Morrison and W. A. Candler. .
The- resolutions vetoing'the accept- i
ance of the $1,000,000 gift by Carnegie (
were adopted unanimously by the (
In addition to a veto message the 1
bishops addressed a message to the J
church stating their reason for op- t
posing the gift. They said in part:
"If this gift had been offered without
embarrassing condition, as all
other endowments have been, we
would have offered no objections to \
its acceptance, but the conditions attached
to tihis gift and the letter ac- (
companying it, which must be taken
as expository of the conditions, are
such as lead us to believe it can not
be accepted without a breach of trust c
and without dishonor to the church, t
if conditions are fulfilled in good t
faith to the donor. (
"We are as unwilling, that Mr. Car- t
negie should be deceived as tJhat the s
university should be dismembered and 1
the church of God dishonored."
There Were some questions in geo- C
graphy required in the preliminary
examinations for law students who
aspired to admission to the bar.
"ATomo tort nnionls that HVP in the
W1A1V/ vv*f "*vv" ^
Arctic zone." One young man wrote:
"Five polar bears and five seals."
N. B.?Permit me to call your attenc
tion to the fact that he question does ^
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UUt luai tut/ uuiuiuic
of different varieties. He passed.?
lege from 1896 to 1904. His interest
in church work and education, his
positive stand for high ideals, and his
ability as a piaiiorm syeanex ua?C|
made him one of the most influential
men in South Carolina.
He has addressed the men's meeting
of the Young Men's Christian association
in Columbia before and has
always pleased the large crowds that
have gone out to hear him.
A Sincere and Cordial Welcome.
Columbia Record, 21st.
Hon. George B. Cromer, .a distinguished
lawyer of Newberry, will be
the speaker Sunday afternoon before
the Young Men's Christian association,
his subject being "Playing Pool."
The address will be delivered at the
Lyric theatre. The spelter of the
evening will be given a sincere and
cordial welcome to Columbia, as ne
has many friends here. To the young
men of the community Mr. Cramer
will deliver a message of wisdom, of
cheer and inspiration. He is a friend
of the young men of today. He knows
their ambitions, environments and as- s
pirations, as he was brought in close Y
contact with the typical American
youths while president of Newberry 1
MANY VETERANS DENIED.
Sen. Teague Says He Districted Legislative
Fund as Directed by U.
C. V. Convention.
To the Editor of The State:
I thank you in the name of the
Confederate veterans of South Caroina
for the effort you are making to
*aise an additional fund towards payng
the way to Gettysburg of those
vho were not readhed by the legislate
fund. I have had over 200 at:ested
certificates of those who fought
n that battle-, 66 have received checks
Tom me and there are still 144 unprovided
for and every mail brings
mother application or inquiry.
A circular letter will be issued by
ue in a day or two explaining that
i resolution passed by 'he Aiken remion
convention sustains me in disjursing
the legislative fund as I did:
raking Columbia as a central point,
he average realroad fare wpuld be
ot. votc-rfm about. $16. so to send
W i T vkM v?r. . T , __
he balance would require a fund of I
;ay $2,400. The legislature should
lave appropriated an ample amount,
;ince it gave no fund for our remion
this year (we were allowed the
mused fund appropriated the year
jefore). The citizen tax payers of
he State should now rally and do the
proper thing?since the legislature did
lot. Pennsylvania will spend nearly
i half million dollars on this cele?
"*r 7- nnnt?A_
)ratlOn. IVGW IOrK OlctiC nas ayyiu)riat-e~d
$125,000 to carry her veterans
.0 it. Massachusetts gives $30,000.
Connecticut $2,500 and all other
Northern States large funds. Of course
;hey are more able to give than our
State but taese appropriations show
i Lpnit of liberality and th-ese funds
ue no' rPstnct?d to the Union .veterms
a'one but are' given also to the
>nfo(krates who are citizens of ttnso
;onimonwealths. How the hearts of
>ur old veterans will beat with gladless
and pride if Soutlh Carolina
proves that she has not forgotten
* B. H. Teague,
(Maj. Gen. Comdg, S. C., Division,
U. C. V.
Aiken, June 20.
ro HOLD UP DISPENSAK1 Ft'MIS
Governor Says, Columbia is Entitled
to Only a Third.
Columbia, June 21?Gov. Blease adIressed
a letter to the Richland coun;y
dispensary board this morning
elling them he understands that the
;ity of Columbia got 50 per cent, of
he dispensary profits last year, when
;he was entitled to only one-third, and'
le instructs the board, if after investigation,
they find this to be a fact,
;o hold up any further part of the
lispensary profits to the city until
,he average has been made up. This
imounts to over $20,000.
The following is a copy of the governor's
"Mr. William H. Gaston, Chairman
Richland County Dispensary Board,
Columbia, S. C.?Dear Sir: The acts
>f 1912 provided that one-third of
he dispensary profits of Richland
;ounty should go to t'he county treasirer
for ordinary county expenses,
)E.e-third for the county school fund
)r for roads and bridges, * and one;hird
for the municipality in which
he the dispensary was located. This
aw was in effect up until the 1st day
)f March, 1913. It is reported that
;he division of profits in Richland
;ounty was not made in this manner,
nit that one-half of the profits were |
jaid to the city of Columbia. You
vere- a member of the board at that
ime, and you will please investigate
he matter thoroughly, and if you find
hat during the year 1912 and up to
darch 1, 1913, the city of Columbia
vas paid more than one-third of the
)roflts you will direct your board to
vithhold from the city all dispensary
>rofits until *:he amount which should
>e returned by the city as having
>een overpaid, has been made up.
"Please look into this matter imnediately
and advise me in regard to
"Cole. L. Blease,
"Yes?we gat two good loads of
lilver?but look?its the captain's j
louse we've robbed!"
"Well, we kin leave his half of the j
oot right here instead of havin' to |
split with him at Mooney's."?Life.
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ORDERED KEPT OPEN
GOVERNOR ACTS OX OPINIO OF
attuku jt i ju. i
Would Give ^very White Voter a
Chance to Register During Month
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, June 23.?Gov. Blease toriav
address-ed the following letter to
each board of supervisors of registration
in the State:
"You will notice, by a recent decision
of the attorney general's office?
which is correct law?that your board,
for the purpose of registering voters,
is not confined to the first Monday of
each month at your county seat;
neither are you confined to the county
"You are, therefore, hereby direct- j
ed to give public notice m your coun- j
ty papers that on the first Monday of
August, 1913, you will open your registration
books at your county seat,
and that your books will remain open
for the entire week at that place for j
the purpose of registering voters. Let
no white man be refused.
"You are further instructed, in the
counties where you have cotton mills,
to have one day set apart and public
notice given and go to each mill in
the county for the purpose of registering
voters, during the month of
"Provide one day for the towns in
your county other than the county
seat, and go there and open your
books of registration. I
"Attend to this matter immediately, J
giving proper notice by advertisement.
"If you feel that you can not do
t?his, let me know, and I will relieve
you and get a board that can. It is
a matter of immediate importance. "Very
"Cote. L. Blease.
THE DARKEST HOUR IS
JUST BEFORE DAWN
Ed. J. O'Neal After Many uinerences
is Married at Orangeburg in Eiirly
Orangeburg, Jun-e 20.?Aiter many
difficulties, Cupid won Out for Ed. J.
O'Neal, when he married Miss Alma
Barr in this city at about 1.30 o'clock
this morning. This marriage was a
novel one. To be arrested three times,
secure marriage license just before
midnight, asking performance of marriage
ceremony of judge of probate
and minister, only to be refused, to
have refusing minister inform other
ministers of the city to refuse to perform
the ceremony, and finally to
? o 1 nnnir> er mo cistrate af tpr 1
ai uusc a piiitj aa?wo?m?.m ? _
o'clock and prevail upon him until he
tied the knot was the experience of
Ed. J. O'Neal and his youthful and
handsome sweetheart, Miss Alma S.
Barr, of Branchville.
O'Neal came to Branchville about
two days ago and registered at a hotel,
using an assumed name. He made effort
to marry Miss Barr, but was arrested
by the town authorities and
charged with abduct'ion. He gave
1 ' TT v;_ nnriaoronno O t /irtnpt
D0I1U, UpUU II1S a^pcaiauvv ?*?. v??. .
this charge was dropped. He was rearrested
and charged and tried for
vagrancy, being acquitted of this offense.
O'Neal at last secured the consent
of Miss Barr's parents to the
marriage and came to Orangeburg in
an automobile. Word had been received
in Orangeburg to arrest O'Neal
if he came to town. Upon his arrival
here last night O'Neal was
taken from his sweetheart and placed
in the guard house. After communication
with Branchville was had,
O'Neal was turned loose.
The judge of probate was visited at
! J ?- +^>r> dotarmi'nj2/1
nis residence uy mc ugiunmu^u I
couple and a marriage license was ob- j
tained a little before midnight. The
judge- of probate refused to marry the
couple, but advised them to return to
Branchville and be married there,
The Rev. George E. Davis, pastor, of
the Baptist church> refused to perform
the ceremony and gave similar advice
to that of the judge of probate. The
couple, learning that the other ministers
were advised not to perform the
ceremony, hurried to the home of C.
P. Brunson, magistrate and succeeded
in having the ceremony performed.
WILSON DODGING ISSUE
SAYS GOVERNOR BLEASE
PRESIDENT REPLIES TO GOVERNOR
AS TO LICENSES.
Quotes Opinion as to Law and Would
Distinguish Between License
Qnomal tn Tho. TT-^rald and eXws.
Columbia, June 23.?President Wilson
has written Governor Blease in
reply to the letter of the governor
asking that the issuance of Federal
revenue licenses to violators of the
State laws be stopped, and Governor
Blease, after reading the president's
letter, says that "President Wilson is
dodging the issue."
The president quotes an opinion of
the legal department and says "the
payment of the Federal stamp tax entitles
the holder of the stamp only
+ ? TM-Ator>tinn frnm nrnsemit.ion for
tv jL/i WM. t
non-payment of the internal revenue
In Lis letter to the president, to
which this letter is in reply, Governor
Blease stated that h? was asking
that the issuance of revenue licenses
to violators of the State liquor laws
be stopped because he believed it
-a-miiri hp a material helD in the en
forcement of the State Ia^s.
It is of course admitted that the
holding of a Federal revenue license
does not exempt the party from prosecution
under the State laws, but
what the governor was trying to do
was to make th^ Federal government
realize that when it issued these lii
enses it was giving its sanction to
violation of the State laws, so far
as the Federal government was concerned,
exempting them from prosecution
in the United States courts.
As matter of fact, the difference
between a license and a tax is one
only in name, in this case. The Federal
government requires the payment
of a "tax" from illegal sellers
! of liquor in this State, which really
gives t'hem a "license" to violate the
State laws, insofar as the Federal
government is concerned.
Following is the letter of President
The White House
June 17, 1913.
My Dear Governor Blease: I
n? .rJ 4-a oitvtt r??
promptly rei^ncu m
partment your recent communication ^
about the sale of liquor in South Carolina
under Federal license, and take
pleasure in sending you the enclosed
communications from Ae- commissioner
of internal revenue. As I understand
it, there can be no such
thing as a federal license' to sell liniir?r
nnntrsrv to State laws. The pay
ment of the federal stamp tax entitles
the 'holder of the stamp only
to protection from prosecution for
non-payment of the internal revenue
Wood row Wilson.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease,
Governor of So#th Carolina.
The enclosuers go into the matter
in detail, and are somewhat lenghty.
PRESIDENT ATTENDS WEDDING
Son of Secretary of Treasury Marries
Baltimore, June 21.?President Wilson
and m'embers of his family arrived
at -Brookland Wood, country home
of Capt. Isaac E. Emerson, at 4.15
this afternoon for the wedding of
Frank H. McAdoo, son of secretary
of the treasury, and Eljthel Preston
The marriage took place indoors,
the plans to have an ouiaoor ceremony
having to be abandoned because
of an electrical storm.
Ont of the Month of Babes*
"Now tell me why you should want
to go to heaven," said the Sunday
"That's where all the best people
go," replied the little daughter of the
Youthful Punster. _
Small Arthur was munching candy.
"Arthur," said his father, who was
trying to read, "you are annoying
"Oh. no, I ain't, papa," was the reply,
"I'm a gnawin' this candy.'?Birmingham