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YOLOIE LI, NOIBER 47. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, Jl'LY 13, 1013. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR?
MILITARY RETURNED AM) NO
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The Threatened Riot Has Keen Avert
ed And Sherjn and Military Have
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia. June 12.?"Military and i
myself returned from Bluffton this j
a. m. Everything quie:," wired Sheriff
White, of Beaufort, to Governor
Bl;ase at noon today. The threatened j
riot is thus averted.
W. F. C. j
^ Ridgeland. June 11.?Excitement j
r that may result in serious trouble |
holds 'the village of Bluffton in its
grasp. Late tonigh'i it is said the
feeling is near the danger mark and
a clash may be expected between the
white citizens and negroes. The town
authorities are reported as taking
chances and the town has been pii^- j
et-ed to preven* an out or as peuums
the arrival of the militia and officers ;
from Beaufort. The so'diers and sheriffs
deputies under command of Lieut. !
H. C. Townsend and Sheriff M. 0'D.
White. ar<> reported hurrying to the
excited village in launches. Sheriff
Porter of Jasper is on the scene and
assisting in the preservation of order.
The trouble began last evening
X - . n.
when a negro antempiea 10 assault
the wife of a prominent young at- j
tornev and failing in the effort made
his escape. Today a-negro answering |
the description of the fugitive was
shot and killed while resisting arrest,
it is said. The fatal shot was fired I
by E. F. Hammond, State detective.
The young woman attacked by the
negro is said to have seen the dead
negro and declared that he is not the
^ man who attempted the assault last
night. This development in the al,
ready serious situation brought about
a condition what was considered serious
enough to call for assistance
from Beaufcrt in the shape of soldiers
and sheriff's" deputies. In the mean
time a negro answering the description
of the fugitive furnished from
Bluffton has been arrested and com- (
mitted to the Jasper jail at Ridgeland
^ where he will be held pending identi-!
Posses from Bluffton are searching !
for th-e negro who attempted the as- j
sault but weather conditions make,
the search hard and the pursuers are
proceeding with difficulty.
The attempt at criminal assault is
said to have been made about 7.30 j
o'clock last night. The young woman,
the wife of a well known attorney, |
was alone in her home when a negro 1
entered through the front door and j
grabbed her around the neck. With j
tne wonaeriui sir?ng;n 01 me urn- :
' zied the young woman wrenched herself
from the negro's grasp and rushed
to the home of a neighbor, her
screams giving >the alarm and calling
citizens hurriedly to the scene.
The alarm spread with great rapidity
and in a short time the search for
he negro'was on. The object of the
, hunt was described as about six feet,
one 'neb in height, of slim build and
w a dark finger cake color. His age j
was estimated at 30 years. The search 1
i of the evening was fruitless and it1
was renewed this morning with no
The regro arrested here was taken
in custody by the chief of police and
ft lodged in jail awaiting identification
| from Bluffton.
I Telegrams were sent to chiefs of j
police in all nearby towns giving the '
' accepted description of the negro and
? /%oiiin<r nn thpsp officers to be on the
Many citizens of Jasper county hur- j
ried to Bluffton, going from Ridgeland '
in automobil-es and other towns in
-w- Jasper and Beaufort sent men to the
scene of trouble which may grow j
I Just Like Newberry.
Rock Hill Herald.
L . Most of the colleges are turning out '
BL this season the largest graduating |
classes in their history. This is en- !
couraging to the friends'of education, '
even if the quality of the graduates
has not improved, and tlie indications;
B are that it has. So it seems that the
quantity of our educational work has
m increased and its quality improved.
Perhaps there is hope for the country,
OlfllKHS J.II) ON ISLE OF PAUIS !
Han (?n Sunday Snorts ami Liquor (
Sellinsr by Governor.?A tacks
Columbia, June 11.?Gov. Blease j
- > ' *..4. +?rrV\f
nas oraer-ea me nu 'iu ue piu uu 115m, j
nt the Isle of Palms. Stringent and
per mpiory order to forbid all motorcycle
racing or such like sports on
the beach on Sunday and to stop t'ne J
sale of Mquor and beer were issusd |
by the gov-ernor to Sheriff Martin and ,
Chief Constable Stothart of Charleston.
Violations of law must stop and.
desecration of the Sabbath day mv.st
end says the chief executive of South j
Tn his letter to Sheriff Martin the
governor calls attcntio 1 to the news-;
paper reports of motorcycle races on
the Is!e of Palms.last Sunday and in- i
structs the sheriff to arrest all taking i
part in such sports on Sunday her - j
after and prosecute them to the limit!
of the law.
In his Letter to Chief Dispensary
Constable S'orhart to stop the sale of
liquor on the Isle of Palms, Gover- ;
nor Bleasa says: "It is thought aloud
around here that John P. Grace's idea
in closing up everything so tight in
Charleston on Sunday is to drive
everybody to the Isle of Palms, and
that a bar room is to be run open
and above board over there. It is said I
also tha: Mr. Grace is boarding at the
hotel in Charleston with the gentle- j
man who owns the Isle of Palms bus-;
The Isle of Palms is the playground
of Charleston and excursions every ;
Sunday take thousands of people
there from all parrs of the State.
| Governor's letter to Sheriff.
| In his letter to Sheriff J. Elmore
i Martin, Governor Blease says:
| "Columbia, S. C., June 9, 1913.
i "J. Elmor? Martin, Esq., Sheriff,
Charleston County, Charleston, South
! Carolina?Dear Sir: I notice in this
morning's issue of the News and
Courier, page 8, column 5, under heading,
'Cycle Racing at Isle of Palms,'
1 that motorcycle races were held at
: the Isle of Palms on yesterday, the J
j Sth instant, being the Sabbath day. \
I "I hope that you did not know that j
these races were go'ng to be held, as j
I s e nothing in the said article which
shows any effort on your part to. prevent
"I hope that you will immediately
proceed to indio; all who took part in
aid races, or attempted to do so, and
bring them before the proper tribunal
for desecration of the Sabbath cay,
and that you will keep a strict lookout
in the future and have indicted
and locked up in your county jail any j
and all persons who shall attempt to j
have any kind of races or other sports
o' amusements, save sacred concerts,
on the Sabbath. There are some things
which possibly we can be excused for
not hearing, if we did hear; and for
not seeing, if we do see, but there can
certainly be no excuse in the eyes of
Go<* or man for allowing these things
to go on upon the Sabbath.
"It is true 'that the S^fbath was
made for man and not man for the
Sahhflth. but the Sabbath was intend
ea as a day of rest and recreation,
and for the worship and service of
God, and certainly not for the purposes
that these people put it to on
"I am mailing copy of this letter
to Chief Constable Stothart, with instructions
that he get busy also, and
I hope 'that you will all see, in the j
^OAnio oKfv thp Sahhath. !
ill lure, iLicit j ? ~ ,
and the laws of this State, in the discharge
of your official duties.
(Signed) "Cole L. Blease,
"Copy to Mr. B. H. Stotharr, chief
constable, Charleston, S. C."
Letter to Chief Constable.
The governor addressed the following
letter to? Chief Constable B. H.
Columbia, S. C., June 11, 1913.
"B. H. Stothart, Esq., Chief Constable,
69 Society Street. Charleston,
S. C.?Dear Sir: It is thought aloud !
around here that John P. Grace's idea j
in closing up everything so tight in
Charleston on Sunday is to drive
everybody to the Isle of Palms and ,
that a bar room is to be run open and
above board ov- r there. It is said also
that Mr. Grace is boarding at the
ho el in Charleston with tli gentle- j
man who owns the Isle of Palms bus- ,
iness. As to those rumors I do not
know. However, notify the Isle of
Palms pcopl-? immediately upon re- j
ceipt of this letter that not a drop of
wine, whiskey or beer can be sold or
served there, and if these orders ar.j
violated you ar-e hereby directed to
seize all the goods and o arrest the j
people violating the law, and if you '
cannot do this I will get a man who !
can. Attend strictly to this, immediately,
and fail not on penalty of the
loss of your job and the jobs of your
men just as quickly as the telegraph
-.vires can transmit th message.
(Signed) "Cole L. Blease,
Mayor Grace was informed at a
1 -a- i i?i. -: 4- * e
late IlOlu iabt lugut ui (jru>cinui
Blease's letter to Chief Constable
Stothart. The mayor said that he had
no statement to give out last night.
SNOW IX TVRHEELIA.
Three Inches FjiII in Mitchell County,
Bristol, Va.. June 12.?A dispatch
from Bakersville, X. C.. says that
three inches of snov fell in Mitchell
county this morning.
Cruelty to Animals.
Neirro Hacknian Arrested by S. P. C.
A. Officer Vaughn.
Greenville News, 5th.
Tnhn Smith a rnlnreri hackman.
was arrested en Tuesday afternoon
by Officer Vaughn of the Society for
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
charged with hard driving. The negro
escaped from the officer and
was arrested by members of the city
police department on the charge of
disorderly conduct. Smith was tried
before the recorder yesterday morning
and sentenced to serve thirty days
on the city works.
imiutJuia.Lcij' aiuci iic 10 i>-iv,u.ijvu
he will be re-arrested on the charge
of cruelty to animals. Mr. Vaughn
has been unusually active of late and
stated yesterday that he intends to
have every dray and hack horse in
Greenville in good condition or have
them taken off the lines.
SITTING IX JUDGMENT.
People Think It Would Be Easy to Do
the Other Fellow's Work.
How easy it is to map out the lives
of others for them, with the scale of
distance and the points of the compass
clearly indicated! How Simple,
to point out when tbey have wandered I
inextncaoiy irom tne airecuons 01 me
chart, the other better way we would
have taken in their shoes! The business
of other people would be prosperous
in our minding. We would '
have avoided by our astuteness, that
abject and crying failure. We know
just the short cut to take?or else the
suitable, tactful, roundabout way; we
were aware of the psychological moment
and the striking hour; we could
have advised the sapient plan, the
forethoughtful method; we could have 1
divided infallibly the right thing to
do and the right effectual fashion of
doing it. With the whole record of ,
another's life spread out before us,
albeit in an almost illegible scrawl, it
is no hard task to point out the
abounding errors iD grammar and in
spelling. In th? fair copy we would
Tv-i o rl o the nrthnornnhv WOllld
lid. * ^ lllUUV) llMV V* W44VQ* ) -w ?? - ?
have been faultless. The firm-handed
transcription would have mirrored a
life at peace with itself, moving from
strength to strength, making few j
errors and those excusable. We look
first cn the picture of the wreck that
is due to piteiabl mishandling, then j
we contemplate with satisfaction our
own contrasting mental vision of shining
success and luminous victory. If
we only had their chances, what would
nnt do with them! Isn't it a pitv to
" ~ ~ - I
see them spendthrifts of their golden
opportunities. With all they do or
say or think we are at variance. At
the risk of giving pain, we must disWortliy
Mrs. Brady?Och, Missus O'Toole, !
vez be worrukin, noight an' day.
Miss O'Toole?Yis, Ol'm under bond j
to kape the pace for pullin' the hair o'
that blags*ard Missus Murphy;, the j
? ~ a . 1 .5 ?. - A ' ^ /m i /-. V* j'\ rl j r*
juuge louiu me as u wi iuuuuvu u ?
again he'd foine me tin dollars.
^Trs. Brady?An' yoz is worrukin'
hard so's to kape oten mischief?
Mrs. OToole (between her teeth) ?
Xo: Oim saving, eop the foine.?Xew
THE NEWS OF P0.1IAKIA.
Assistant Teacher Elected?Fourteen
For Ganihlin??Nice Park?
Pninnria. S f!.. .Tune 11 ?Mr. Qeo.
S. Setzler has two boys with typhoid J
fever, that are right sick at this writing.
There are several cases reported
in the adjoining community.
Fourteen gamblers were before
Judge A. L. Aull, on Friday. Thirteen
negroes and one white man. All
plead guilty and were fined $10, or
twenty days on the chain gang. They
paid the dollars and went free. They j
were caught by Rural Policeman Tur- |
ner on June 1st. Mr. B. T. Richard- '
son was wih Mr. Turner and they
watched the crowd playing till about
3.30 on Sunday morning, to be sure
that they were gambling.
There is a pretty grove being trimmed
near the old Holloway home
which will be used for the barbecue
grounds each year.' It is a lovely
grove and has two springs which will
afford plenty of water, and make a
very nice park.
There was considerable storm here
last week wi h a display of lightning,
hail, wind and torrents of rain. All
of which did much damage to the
the little truck. Several houses were
reported blown off the pillars and
th covering torn off and lots of
tre-cs including fruit trees were broken
off. The rain las:ed over an hour and
all the creeks and branches were very
' Messrs. G. B. Aull, W. B. Boinest,
and H. F. Counts went to Columbia
on the excursion last week to attend
, to some business.
Miss Lucy Ligon, has been elected
assistant teacher here in the new
school building. We think this a
wise selection, so we have two good
teachers for another year, which will
be a great help to the town and
Mr. Campbell Lake, a junior at
Lenoir college, Hickory, N. C., will go
to the Northern countries to sell
autoharps and wares during the summer
months of his vacation.
There has been a lot of rain
in and around Pomaria which has
thrown the farmers very much behind
with their work and has given
the grass a good start on them.
There are quite a number from our
town that are taking in commencement
at Newberry this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Halfacre, visited
at Mr. Geo. W. Halfacre Saturday
night and Sunday.
Mrs. Allen Counts, of Newberrrv,
visited at Mr. Jo? Boland's first of the
Rev. S. C. Morris and family spent
Monday at Mr. Geo J. Wilson.
Mr. E. B. Feagle and family spent
Saturdav night and Sunday in Poma
Mrs. C. W. Sawyer and little son,
left Saturday for Concord, N. C., to
visit her old home. She will be
away for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hatton went
over in iFairfield last week to visit the
latt-er's mother, returning home Monday.
Mr. Quincy M. Kinard died at his
home about four miles west of here
on Sunday, and was buried at the old
family burying ground near Jolly
Street on Monday, me lunerai was
at his home and was preached by
Rev. J. A. Linn and Rev. Y. von A.
Riser. Mr. Kinard was 60 years old
and was a member of Bethlehem
church. He leaves a wife and several
children to mourn their loss.
Miss Lawson Link of Abbeville, is I
visiting Mrs. W. C. Summer.
>'o Job Was Better Than That One.
The Free press relates that a well :
known but broken down Detroit newspaper
man, who had been a power in
U : A nv nnnrno^lloH ail nlri frionri the !
Jlia uaj, d|;pi uuv>uv/u ***. w ? __
other day in the Pontchartrain Hotel
and said: <
"What do you think? I have just j
received the prize insult of my life. A j
paper down in Muncie, Ind., off'red
"Do you call that an insult?"
"Not the job, but the salary. They i
offered me $12 a week."
"Well," said the friend, "$12 a week ,
Horror- thnn nnthinST."
"Twelve a week?thunder!" exclaim- :
ed the old scribe. "1 can borrow more
than that right h* re in Detroir.
Xof every fortune hunter is a good
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
The Reaper Saddens Another Home.
Oil Mill Makintr Summer Run.
Prnsnpritv. .Tune 12.?Again death
has visited our town and saddened
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Saner,
when God called their lirtle son, C.
F, Jr., from his earthly home
For many weeks the little fellow
has been a great sufferer and put
forth a noble effort for life. H-e died
.June 10 and was laid to rest Wednesday
morning at the Prosperity cemetery
under a mound of flowers.
Mrs. .J. F. Browne and little Elizabeth
Brown and Rebecca Harmon are
visiting in Columbia.
Th^ Prosperity Oil mill is making a
summer run, in order To supply the
surrounding country with meal and
hulls for cattle.
Mr. J. H. "Witherspoon left Saturday
for Titusville, Fla.
Mrs. A X. Crosson and Misses Ethel
Counts and Grace Burton Reagin
were shoppers in Columbia Thursday.
Mrs. T. L,. Wheeler was taken to
the Columbia hospital Monday for an
Mr. S. J. Kohn was a business visitor
to Columbia Wednesday.
Mr. S. S. Birge is visiting in Columbia.
Miss Isoline Wyche, who has bten
teaching Terado, Xev., is home for
Mr. Will Havird and children have
| returned to Silv-ersireet after a visit
' to Mr. B. B. Hair.
! Miss Ellen Werts had as h^r guestTuesday
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh,
| of Kiblers Bridge.
Chief of Police J. C. Duncan has rej
turned from Columbia where he attended
the funeral of. his brother, Pre'
siding Elder Duncan.
\fr a TT Kohn. treasurer of the
J Carolina Life Insurance Co., of CoI
lumbia, was a business visitor here
Messrs. J. W. Long and 0. 0.
Sh-ealy have returned from several
days' stay in Columbia.
Dr J. I. B denbaugh was in Colum|
bia Wednesday visiting his patien't,
Mrs. T. L. Wheeler.
Dr. J. .J. Dominick took a patient
to the hospital Tuesday.
Mrs. Roy Kohn is visiting her parents
Mr. V. E. Kohn has moved into the
Kchn house in Mill street.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. San-er wish to
extend their thanks to Their many
friends for their kind sympathy and
attention during the illness of their
little son, C. iF. Saner, Jr., and for
their lovely floral offerings.
She Broke it to Him Gently.
It was only a short time after Lulu
McStubbins was married that the
stratling truth was forced upon her,
that her young husband was not ex'
actly a teetotaller. One evening a few
I weeks after the wedding that strict
I cold water crank, Papa McStubbins,
dropped in to ca1!. He found his
daughter all alone. After a while he
"Where is Christopher?"
"Well, the fact is, Christopher isn't
feeling very well this evening."
I "Is that so? What seems to be
"Well-er-the fact is-er-Christopher
j is suffering from a bad attack ofof-propinquity."
"Dmninnnifr?nrnnin n 11 i f- v." reneat
I 1 WJ J^/A
ed the puzzled old gentleman. "That's
a disease I never heard of. I guess
you must be mistaken, daughter."
"0, no father. Let me explain.
Propinquity means nearness, doesn't
"I guess so."
"And to be near is to be close, isn't
"And when we speak of a man as
beins: close we mean that he is stingy
"And when a man is stingy we call
him tight, don't we?"
"I beli-eve so."
"Well," she concluded with a sigh,
"that's what's the matter with Chris
Prosper!!;/ f >i!ows a catnn<J?r.? r,f
education. TV1 them about Anderson
and the ma 1/ in 3uc?himks offer-d by
Anderson 1 ier lir.'i'.s; and reap 'he itward
of that information.?Anderson
"THE DUTCH PROPHETS
Amateur Forecaster Talks of Weather
Conditions and Prospects.
The State, 12th.
W. P. Houseal, of Columbia, who is
(known eveywhere in South Carolina
as the "Dutch weather prophet," has
not r. tired from the special series
of forecasts of temperature and pre,
cipitation in which he has achieved
i State-wide notoriety, but it is well
: known in the city that some of his
recent predictions have been fulfilled
to the letter.
Mr. Houseal said yesterday that he
Via/i iioon Hpv'ntiriff more time to the
j study of causes of weather changes
I the past year than to making predictions'
through the newspapers. He
has given out, however, quite a numj
her of predictions casually as he
j would come and go in attending to
his regular business as a newspaper
man. At the beginning of the year
he predicted a short fruit crop' in
, many sections, especially of the peach,
crop, which would be almost a total
, failure in sections in the north where
some of the choicest fruit is produced.
, The unusual warm weather in Jan '
uary and February did not deter the
j "Dutch weather prophet" from prei
dieting that March and April would
1 show lower temperatures than either
< of the two winter months of 1913.
| Then also a series of unseasonably
: cool periods was forecasted to occur
i at regular intervals of a fortnight
j through April and May, and the in|
fluences at work which caused these
| unseasonable periods would come to
I a climax with a similar cool period
I in June. 30 days from it'he similar per
iod in May.
The population just at this time,
while they shiver at 54 degrees in an
inclement temperature, have not forgotten
so soon-' that fires were comj
forTable May 10-13. If they read the
j newspaper carefully they also will
recall that killing frosts occurred on
the northern boundary of the State ^
'and wer-e disastrous 10 vegetables and
fruit from that point still northward,
i There was one element of weather,
however, Mr. Houseal said yesterday,
in talking about the cool periods,
that i)?0Dle he meets every day desir
ed very much, and which at the time
he could give no hope' that would be
. forthcoming when they wanted it,
and that was rain in May.
Early in the year his prediction
was that the absence of rain in May
would amount to a drought, and he
set May 21 as the day when the
drought would be broken. The "Dutch
weather prophet" was obdurate. He
J would not change the forecast. The
! rain came as predicted, insufficient in
quantity in many sections, but abun- *
~ ~ J
dant in others, it was a sianer, tlliu,
as the Dutch weather prophet again.
' assured all inquirers, before a change
came for a long peTiod of sunshine
the showers would cover the whole
country, adhering to the fortnightly
neriods which rule until ithe summer
solstice, which occurs June 20.
The next general disturbance will
centre around' June 19, owing to a
major planetary movement on that
Cool nights are to prevail during
j the greater period of the summer,
which Mr. Houseal says are the result
of the four-year period that oci
vaar nn March 22 and
[ UUil^U LXiiU j VM,? ~ ?
caused the Omaha cyclone and the
Ohio flood, having been shifted from
March 4 to the above dat-e by the
j magnetic influence of the sun in connection
with the position which the
planet Jupiter assumed on ?that time.
The assurance is also given by the
long distance forecast of the Dutch
weather prophet that the South Atlantic
coast will not be visited' this
year by a West Indian s!torm. The
libowisp has? a con
I lour-yeai" jm iuu .. _
! trolling influence that'it nullifies at
the equinoxial date the atmospheric
movements which around the vernal
equinox produces inland disturbances
similar to the Omaha tornado of Easter
j In olden times we used to hear
With a pretty damsel drawing near.
The swish of skirts 'gainst rows of
That other skirts did richly face.
Xow when we hear h^r drawing nigh,
Xo rows of lace to greet the eye
The sound her movements doth unfurl,
! Is the swish of skirt ..gainst the girl.