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VOLUME LI., >T3CBER 53. IfEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
GOVERNOR BLEASE TO
THE WAR DEPARTMENT
SAYS SUGGESTION tfADE IS ALL
iir 1 ClTTi
Demands Showing For Companies, Is
J AH?Has Stood Firm In His
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, July 6.?mat me proposal
of the Secretary of War, in regard
to the companies which Governor
Blease has refused to muster out, is
Jill the governor has been asking, and
is entirely satisfactory to him, is the
eff-ect of a letter which Governor
Blease has written the secretary of
war following the correspondence and
conferenc.-s in Washington by General
( Jones and Col. Cogswell in the military
The !etter of the governor speaks
lor itself. The governor has stood
firm in the matter of giving the socalled
deficient companies an oppor'
tunikv to stand the test, and the secarv
nf has agreed to this. The
companies which it was proposed to
muster out are mainly in what is
known as the '^black belt" of South
Carolina, where the militia is mostly
f needed. In addition to this, the governor
has felt that it was only fair to
give these companies a showing.
As will be shown by tae correspondence,
General Jones and Col. Cogswell
went to Washington, where conferences
were held. Their trip to
Washington (followed the resolutions
adopted by General Jones and the
three colonels strongly endorsing the
course of the governor. These resolutions,
which are referred to in the
governor's letter as "exhibit A" have
already been published in full in th.e
last issue of The Herald and News.
The two other exhibits referred to in
the letter of the governor are published
along with the letter below.
The letter of Governor Bl-ease follows:
Columbia, July 2, 1913.
Hon. L. M. Garrison, the Secretary
of War, Washington, D. C. Sir: On
v Junr 28, certain military officers of
r"o?ftHno i n p 111 Hi r> cr fhp hrisa
O'J li Lil V ai UlllKI, luviuwug w dier
general and three colonels commanding,
respectiv-ely, the three regiments
of the national guard of South
(Carolina, met and forwarded to me
a communication, copy of which is
attached to this letter and marked
I * I thereupon wrote a letter to each of
I the members from South Carolina in
the National house of representatives,
* copy of which letter is herewith attached
and marked "Exhibit B."
I also wrote a letter 10 ureu. wine
Jonfes and Colonel Julius E. Cogswell,
copy of which is attached to this letter
and marked "Exhibit C."
Today I am in receipt of the following
letter from* General Jones aud
} Colonel Cogswell:
"Washington, D. C., June 30, 1913.
"Governor Cole. L. Blease, Columc
p riMr flnvArnor: We beg
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leave to report to you that we had a
k conference with our congressional delegation
and with them called upon the
secretary of war and we are much
pleased to enclose you herewith the
agreement by the secretary of war.
He says he cannot act unless he has
an official communication from you as
commander-in-chief, as the ordering
' of the encampment is entirely in your
hands and he cannot recogni&e the rennpst
nf anv one else.
k"We were most kindly treated by
our delegation, as well as by the secretary
of war and General Mills. They
seemed only too anxious to do ail we
asked them to do. We are very much
pleased with the result and congratulate
you upon the manner in which
the matter has turned out.
"The secretary of war simpiy ex|
pects you to make an official request
to carry out what he has agreed to
1 do, as he could not recognize request
from delegation or from us.
"We will return home in a day or
"Again congratulating you upon the
r-sult of today's work, we are,
_ "Wilie Jones,
"Julius' E. Cogswell."
I presume, therefore, from their letter,
and from your communication to
the representatives from this State,
t'r.at you ar- willing to the following,
as stated by you in said communicat'on:
"The militia of South Carolina will
have its transportation paid to the ex- f
ten1 that Federal aid is used for that
I urpose to the various encampments
this summer. They will have subsistence
while there paid under similar
conditions. The companies which
passed the last inspection will have
their pay paid under similar conditions.
The pay for the deficient companies
will be retained. The deficient
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companies win De gi^u auuuu vjj- i
portunity to measure up to the test,
at an inspection to be held at least
three months froh this date. If at that
time they pass the inspection they will
then receive their retained pay."
This is all I have been asking, and
it is entirely satisfactory to me.
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(Signed) Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, June 28th, 1913.
Hon. A. F. Lever, Hon. James F.
Byrnes, Hon. R. S. W'haley, Hon. D.
E. Finley, Hon. Wyatt Aiken, Hon. Jos.
T. Johnson, Hon. J. W. Ragsdale, I,
House of Representatives, Washington, |
|D. C. Gentlemen: I enclose herewith
j copy of communication received from .
the brigadier general and three colo- nels
o fthe infantry of the National
guard of South Carolina, at tlv-ir re- .
quest, which is self-explanatory.
I understand that General Jones and 1
Colonel Cogswell will come to Wash- .
ington for a conference in this mat
ter and can more fully explain aetaus ,
than I can by letter.
Viery respectfully, ,
(Signed) Cole. L. Blease, .
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
Columbia, June 28, 1913. ,
General Wilie Jones and Col. Julius ,
E. Cogswell, Columbia, S. C. GentleC
men: As per our conference this day, :
in the presence of Cole. Lewis and
t t hoc lpnvp to state that.
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as governor and commander-in-chief (
of the National guard of South Carolina,
you have my permission and consent
to go to Washington and hold i
whatever conferences you may see fit <
in the presence of Col. Lewis and
the twelve companies which the adjutant
general has requested be musteried
out of the service; but I cannot ,
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consent to musiei" uul wuac wui^auiv-^
without giving them a fair showing,
j which I do not feel that they have
had. Any arrangem-ents that you may
be able to make to retain thpse companies
in the service, along the linai .
suggested at our conference this day,
will be satisfactory to me.
Very respectfully, ,
(Signed) Cole. L. Blease. ,
Governor and Commander-in-chief. ]
Two Buildings Destroyed.
Ebe'rhardt. June 30.?During an
electrical storm on Sunday morning
about 2:30 o'clock lightning struck 1
and fire resulting therefrom destroyed
two buildings within the town and
completely destroyed them.
The first building that was struck
was a smokehouse belonging to arthur
Kearse. This fire had hardly
died down when lightning again struck 1
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a Dig UillU UVYliCU UJ u. w.
There was no live stock in the barn '
at the time of the fire.
A quantity of stock food contained
in the barn was consumed. No in- ;
surance was carriefi on either of the
Boj Loses Life in Pickens Storm, ]
Pickens, June 30.?Demus Gant, the m
ifi-vMr-nlri son of John Gant of the <
Pickens mill village, was killed and j
Homer Davis wos knocked senseless :'
and seriously injured yesterday even-;'
ing during a thunderstorm which j J
visited this section. The boys were ^ 1
coming into town just as the cloud ;;
was nearly up and thinking that they j i
could get home before the rain, began ' 1
to run, and running near the home of, j
Craig Baker the fatal bolt came. i
The Gant boy was killed outright
and the Davis boy knocked unoon- <
scious. Before any one reached the*.. ; <
the Davis toy had regained consciousness
and was trying to get to the Gant ;
boy and extinguish the fire that had I
been kindled by the lightning, but! <
was unable to do it for he had no '
use of his limbs at the time. The j
Davis boy will probably recover. <
-For the last week Pickens has been
visited by three severe electrical
I O T net Qiinr?ov PVpr)iri2r .Tlld^C I
k^LUl iUO. uaot kj uiiu^w v ? ? ^ . (
Newberry's house was struck and the '1
family severely shocked. Tuesday j
evening nearly all the telephones and !
electric lights were put out of com- '
mission, and yesterday evening Chief!
Xealy's house was struck and a stove!
f .:? kr.cekcu down.
COMES TO A CLOSE
DURING ENTIRE WEEK.
Should Have Been 3Iore Largely Patronized?Those
The Elks' Chautauqua, which has
been giving to the people of Xewb-rry
1 ?- - - ? nntorroinmont fnr
dllQ ViClIlltJf idl C CUIV^X tuiaxuviiv -.V
th-e past week, came to a close on
Wednesday night with a lecture by
Dr. Thomas E. Or-en. The Chautauqua
has been a brilliant success from
every view point?except financially?
and it is safe to say that it would
have been a sr-eat financial success
had the people of Newberry a w-.ek
oo-ri L'nnwn thp nprsonnel of the ar
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Lists, who have appeared hore, av they
now do. For awhile it seemed that
the Chautauqua, which, for the past
few years has been the chief attraction
of the summer months, was "going
by the board," but the Newberry
lodge of Elks, with an eye single to
the best interests of the community,
assumed the leadership in the inter
prise, and it w?.s under their auspices
that th-e people of Newberry were permitted
to see and bear the artists who
were sent here by the Alkahest Ly:eum
System, of Atlanta.
The chautauqua which has just closed
presented probably the best balanced
programme of attractions tha:
hn<? over been siven in this city. Lec
turers of world-renowed reputation,
Drcbestras and vocalists known the
country over, readers and pianists of
r.ote, and trained animals and bird;
:'or the children and grown-ups, all
these were included in the list of attractions
that so captivated the people
Df Newberry that the Chautauqua shall
be an annual event in this community.
Plans are already on foot to perpetuate
the Chautauqua in Newberry, and
every citizen of the community te expected
to l^nd his influence towards
making the one next year even bigger
and better than the chautauqua just
Tc say that the Elks' chautauqua
pleased is expressing the facts mildly
indeed. On every side can be heard
words of commendation and praise
for the artists who came to this city,
and those who failed to attend the entertainments
are the losers thereby.
The chautauqua opened on Thursday
aft-.rnoon with the Chicago Ladies
Orchestra. This groupe or musicians
had previously appeared in Newberry,
hence the quality of tljeir entertainment
was well known beforehand.
They rendered a varied programme
Df instrumental selections and readings,
and were enthusiastically revived.
At the evening -entertainment,
Prof. Booth Lowery, "The Blue Mountain
Philosopher" delivered his famous
^ TTTZ~ YIat*
lecture, "Simon says w lg-vvag ?ux
i portion of it?a swiftly approaching
thunderstorm cutting the lecture
short, much to the regret of the large
audience that gathered to hear this
The Boston Lyrics, a musical organization,
presented a delightful entertainment
on Friday afternoon, the
programme consisting of musical se
lections on various msirum-euts auu
readings. The Lyrics were well received,
their numbers being roundly
On Friday night, Mr. Edwin Aldine
Pound delivered a stirring lecture on
'The Renaissance of the South," and
tue held his audience in rapt attention
throughout his lecture. Mr. Pound is
a strong speaker and presented his
subject in a forceful manner. A gen
tleman of the hignest type?a treuigian?Mr.
Pound has made a host of
friends during his stay in Newberry,
having remained in the city for several
days as platform manager of the
On Saturday afternoon, Madame
Grame Hall-Riheldaffer, soprano,
Miss Mary Dennison Gailey,
violinist, and * Miss Louise
Mil'ligan, pianist, comprising the
Riheldaffer-lianry compauv, wpuvar
ed their audience. Each member of
the company is an artist in her own
line, and repeated encores were evidence
enough of the audience's appreciation
of their work. Madame Riheldaffer,
who is one of Damrosch's soloist?,
is r-cognized as one of the
greatest American sopranos. She
charmed h r audience* at both the afternoon
and night performances, and
delighted the congregation at Central
Methodist church on Sunday morning
with her rendition of "0, Divine Rer?
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Miss Gailev is an accomplished and
finished artist, her violin solos being
of th- highest order and repeatedly
encored. Miss Louise MiUlgan, an
Alabaman, piano soloist, and accompanist
for Madame Riheldaffer and
Miss Gailey, impressed her audiences
with her attractive and striking per
sonalitv and her absolute command or
Alton Packard, a st-ellar light in
American lecture-cartoondom, held
the boards on Saturday evening, his
entertainment being generally pronounced
as one of the treats of the
Chautauqua. His equal has never been
seen in Newberry?and it is doubtful
if his superior has ever Deer, seen
anywhere. The ease with which he illustrates
his lecture in era} on held
the undivided attention of '.lis audience.
On Sunday afternoon Mr. Pound 1
spoke on "The Splendors of the Bible"
before a large and appreciative 1
mass meeting in the opera house. His
talk was a treat, and occasioned much
favorable comment. At this meeting
the Riheldaffer-Gailey company again
delighted their friends with a sacred
The Dunaway Concert company,
composed of Miss Hetty Dunaway and
Mins Mable Vann?two daughters of
the South?on Monday afternoon presented
Miss Dunaway's elaborate
adaptation of Francis Little's charming
story "The Lady of the Decoration."
To say that "Th-e Lady of the Decoration,
" as portrayed and read by Miss
Dunaway with her many changes of
costume, with musical accompaniment
by Miss Vann, captivated her audience,
does not express the facts. This entertainment
was different from anything
that ha:; ever been seen in Newberry?and
Misses Dunaway and Vann
artists without peers in their respective
lines, did not permit the interest
of the audience to lag for a moment.
These two cnarnnng wi/mm wuu wc
hearts of all with whom they came into
contact, and the many friends whom
they made hope that they wil return
to Newberry again next year.
On Monday evening the Cambridge
Players, in song and drama, delighted
their audience. Each member an artist,
the Cambridge players presented a
very entertaining programme. Especially
is this true in the case of Mr.
Jesse Coffer, whose humorous portrayals
brought down the house. Mr. Coffer
is a whole show in himself, and
the support given by Miss-es Stuart,
Miller and Harrison was all that could
Pamahasika and his pets had been
widely advertised as the "children's
entertainment"?but it proved on
Tuesday afternoon to be an entertainment
for the grown-ups as well as
for the children. For several hours,
Prof. Pamahasika, with his $20,000.00
collection of trained birds and animals,
kept the largest audience of the
we-:k intensely interested. This was
without doubt the finest attraction of
its kind that has ever been presented
in Newberry, and is a decided novelty
on the Chautauqua platform.
The Iroquois Indian Orchestra, und-r
the direction of Chief Russell Hill,
the only professional Indian orchestra
in fho -wnrlri nrovided the entertain
ment on Tuesday evening. Their propramme
consisted of classical and
-ragtime pieces, and they handled their
instruments with the proficiency of
The Lyric Glee Club, prime favorites
with the Newberry public?this being
their third appearance in this city?
delighted a large audience at the Wednesday
afternoon entertainment. Their
vocal and instrumental selections?solos,
duets and quartets?were all rendered
in a most phasing manner and
occasioned liberal applause.
The closing event of the Chautauqua
was the brilliant lecture, "The Burden
of the Nations," by Dr. Thomas
"F nrppn nf Chira^o. This 1 cture
was delivered by Dr. Green at the
peace conference in St. Louis several
weeks ago, wh^?re it created a
most profound impression. In "The
Burden of the Nations," Dr. Green had 1
; a most important message to deliver, a
j message which should be heard and
I pondered over by every American cit- '
iz'n?and it was deliv-ered iy./Ms own j
' inimitable style. Dr. Greene is a close :
student, a scholar, and a brilliant orator,
and he impressed his hearers with
'his sincerity and forcefulness.
At the conclusion of Dr. Greene'- :
; lecture, Mr. E. S. B!ease, exalted t
WOMAN IS KILLED;
FIVE MEN JAILED
tfattie Grayney Shot and Her Daughter
Beaten.?Lee County Tragedy.
Bishopville, July 1.?Charged with
shooting up th<? home of Wylie Grayney
and killing Mattie Grayney and
seriously injuring her daughter, Lizzie
Grayney, five young white men
were brought to Bishopville to
aay ana ioagea iu jtm. aucj alc.
Z. A. Grantham, Cloy Grantham, Nick
Grantham, Brown Grantham and
Vance Grantham, sons of Zin Grantham,
a resident of Darlington county.
Mattie Grayney, according to the coroner's
jury, came to her d^ath at the
bands of the five Grantham boys. The
boys, it is charged, first told the women
to leave and when they refused
proceeded to shoot up the house occupied
by the Grayneys.
The story of the tragedy, which occurred
in the Kelleytown section of
this county, a remote and lawless district,
seems to be interwoven with alleged
relations between CVIattie Grayney
and Zin Grantham.
The five sons of Zin Grantham, it
5c oiioprpfi tnok offense at the rela
tions between their father and the
Grayney woman. Taking advantage
of the opportunity when Wylie Grayney
went to Hartsville for today, it is
charged, the boys went to the house
of the Grayn-eys and demanded that
the woman leave the section. Upon
her refusal, to do so, according to the
accounts available froi? men w"ho
have returned from the scene of the
affray, the boy.s shot up the house,
the elder woman meeting her death in
the fusillade. The younger- woman
was badly beaten.
\ As soon as news of the affair reached
Bishopville Sheriff Muldrow and
other officers hurried to the sceneArriving
there they found th-e elder
Grayney woman dead and her daughter
in a precarious condition.
Empaneling a jury of inquest, the
officers set to work to ascertain the
facts and clear up any mystery. The
inquest was soon over. The coroner's
jury, without delay, returned a verholding
thp five Orantham bovs
for the murder of the elder woman
The sheriff at once arrested them and
made his way to Bishopville, where
they are now in jail.
The boys decline to say anything as
to their connection with the affair.
The i section where the tragedy occurred?the
district between Kelleytown
and Gilbertown, has long been
known as the scene of numerous
crimes. It lies in the extreme northwestern
sections of Lee county.
The live ooys are resia-ems ux uarlington
county but the house where
the Grayney home was killed is in
A Deserved Tribute.
That was a fine tribute paid Col.
E. H. Aull, editor of the Newberry
Herald and News, by Mr. Greneker
last week, written and printed dur
ing Col. Aull's absence at the press
association meeting. But it was deserved.
Mr. Greneker wonders at
the defeat of Col. Aull as county superintendent
of education, and it is
to be wondered at. We may be pardoned
for saying that we brought up
the same subject with our friend last
week and we said to him that Newberry
county, and the cause of education
were the losers, not him, for we
imagine that it cost him considerably
tVion Vi a crr\t out rvf it "Rv fhp
lllUiC Ulldii JLJlXJ ^ W U WAV * v. J
way, Col. Aull would make a fine
State superintendent of education.
ruler of Newberry lodge No. 1103, B.
P. 0. E., in a few well chosen remarks
thanked the people of Xewberry for
their support of the Chautauqua.
He was followed by Mr. E. A. Pound,
platform manager, who made public
acknowledgment of the kindnesses
extended to the members of the Chautauqua
and especially to Col. E. H.
Aull, E. S. Blease, Esq., and Col.
narry \v. uouiiiuuiv.
.'As previously stated, plans are already
on foot to make the Chautauqua
a permanent event in the social and
intellectual lif-e of Newberry, and,
with the same class of artists who appeared
her during the past week, there
is every reason to believe that it will
in the future be a brilliant success
from every view point?including financially.
THE NEWBERRY COLLEGE
CLUB IN CAPITAL CITY
FIRST ANNUAL BANQUET A DE
Delightful Repast in Jefferson HotelCongressman
Lever and Others
Special to The Herald and News.
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uoiumDia, JUiy 6.?me uxst duuudi
banquet of The Greater Columbia
Newberry College Club, which wag
held in the Jefferson hotel on Tuesday
night, was an elegant spread.
Plates were laid for about one hundred,
and the alumni, former students
and invited guests very thoroughly enjoyed
the occasion. The alumni and
former students of the college in Columbia
number some eighty or ninety,
and most or tnem were present.
Congressman A. Frank Lever, an
alumnus of the college, and President
Harms and Former President Cromer,
both alumni, were* the principal
speakers of the evening. There weve
several other speakers, and the post- .
prandial talks were appropriate and
lieberaHy applauded, at times invoking
The principal object of the association
which has been formed is to advance
the interests of Newberry college
and to help poor boys to secure
an education tnere.
President H. A. McCullough, of the
association, was ill, and was therefore
unable to attend and preside. His
plac>e as toastmaster was taken by
Vice-president W. H. Hiller.
The speakers were the Rev. C. A.
Freed, F. Wm. Cappelmann, Dr. W.
H. Greever, Mr. R. H. Welch,
Dr. Clarence L. Kibler, President
J. Henry Harms, Dr. George B.
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1 Cromer, ana congressman juever.
A slight tinge of politics was incidentally
and scarcely noticeably in'
jected into the affair towajds the
close, but it had best be forgotten, in
! the interests of the organization and
! of the college.
A refreshing note in the speeches
! was the reference by Dr. Cromer to
' the professors of the old days. t
1 President Harms stressed th,e point
that thp is a community of in
1 terests, and expressed his extreme
' gratification in this organization.
There was a goodly number of la!
di-:s present, some of them alumnae
and former students.
The delightful menu was as fol'
1 Consomme en Cup % ,
" Olives Gherkins
Fried Filet of Sea Trout, Espagnole
Sirloin of Be?f, Bn.is-ed, Risolle Potatoes.
Sherry Punch a la Jefferson
Roast Philadelphia Capon, Giblet
Carolina Steamed Rice
Ics Cream and Cake
Cheese and Crackers
This organization can accomplish
a great deal for Newberry college and
for the cause of Christian education if
it is conducted along the right lines,
as no doubt it will be. Its^ object
should be what it claims to be?and
nothing else. If it keeps in the middle
of th-e road and works for the college,
it will be an organization of
which the institution may well be
Gin Honse Destroyed by Lightning.
Johnston, June 30.?Mr. 0. W. WatI
i son's gin house was struck by lightning
Sunday and destroyed. Also his
saw mill and grist mill as they were
all connected. The loss will run up
| to several thousand dollars.
I Struck Dead in Room With Her Family
j Lamar, June 30.?Sunday afternoon
Bessie McLean, a negress, IS years
old, was struck and kill-ed by lightI
ning during a heavy rain. She was
in a room with oiier members of the
'family, but no one else was injured.