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P TOtCME LI., MUtBEK V * NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $140 A TEAK.
GOVERNOR SAYS BRYAN
SHOULD NOT LECTURE
LET HDI RESIGN, SAYS BLEASE,
IF SALARY IS TOO SMALL.
m Governor of South Carolina Ex(r
changes Greetings with Secrei
tary of State in Henederson.
Hendersonville, X. C., July 14.?
Governor Cole. L. Blease, of South
Carolina, came into Hendersonville
on Sunday afternoon and was met at
the train by State Senator' John l..
McLaurin, accompanied by Editor
W. D. Grist, of tihe Yorkville Enquirer,
and taken to che Wheeler hotel, where
the party registered. There they were
joined by Editor L. M. Green, of the
-Anderson Intelligencer. Before supper
the party was taken for an automobile
ride around the city by Senator McLaurin.
Early this morning Governor
Rlease. Editors Grist and Green and
Senator AIcLaurin motored over to
Asheville in the latter's car. The party
spent the day in the mountain city,
returning to Hendersonville in the afternoon.
The meeting of the Palmetto State
i governor with Senator McLaurin and
the two principal newspaper men of
South Carolina whose papers are
friendly to the administration immek
diately started a report around the
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J \zity mat an impx/* wauw v ?
South Carolina politics was taking
place, but when asked about the matter
Governor Blease said that he just
ran up to Hendersonville to spend
Sunday night and enjoy the cool climate.
This was the governor's first
visit here, and he declared that he
was delighted with the place. He said
that he was going down to Glenn
.Springs tonight for a few days rest
The governor alighted from the
same train yesterday afternoon which
| -carried Secretary of State Bryan
back north. He and Mr. Bryan shook
hands and chatted for a few moments
before the latter's train departed. Secretary
Byran had recognized Senator
McLaurin when the latter d^ove up
in his car. and called to him, the
meeting between them being very
The governor on being asked this
morning what :he thought about SecIreary
Bryan's statement that he had
to lecture to increase his income, said
that he did not think it dignified in
secretary of State of the United States
going about making lectures for pay
under the orders of some little Chautauqua
manager like an actor in a
? onering circus. He said that if Mr.
Bryan could not live on the salary he
<MI nrlif vaeiom
The governor said that he had received
several offers to go on the lecture
platform, but he did not think it
would be proper while he was govk
ernor of the State, and he :had turned
I all of them down. "And if it is not
r proper for me, the governor of one
of the States, certainly tihe secretary
of State or the greatest nation or tne
globe ought not to he going around
lecturing for money," he said.
Says He's Going to the Senate.
Governor Blease says he will certainly
go to the United States Senate,
t He says there i$ no doubt about him
b beating Senator Smith next year.
^ The governor's parting remark this
morning, as he drove off from the
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Hotel was, "Tea tnem, (speaKmg to |
the correspondent about his friends
back home,) if they need any pardons j
this week to send the papers to Glenn
Senator McLaurin was asked point
blank if he intended running for governor
next year. His only comment
was that *he was awaiting developments.
Beyond that he would not
Editor Grist has been ihere visiting ;
Senator McLaurin for several days. !
Editor Green came in Saturday night
and will return to Anderson tomorrow.
There was much interest manifested
among the several hundred South
Carolinians here for the summer when
it became known that the governor
k and Editors Grist and Green were
ft here, with Senator McLaurin.
K The governor went down to Glenn
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springs CUmgi.il. auu ocuaiui .U^UIUI xxj. i
will be here for several weeks, with i
his family at his summer home.
Mr. R. I. Manning, of Sumter, an an- '
nounced candidate for governor next;
year, was in the mountains over Sun-1
?\y, returning to South Carolina to-1
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MRS. AUGUST KOHN DEAD.
Columbia Woman, Widely Known
and Beloved, Had Seemed in
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The State, 17th.
Irene Goldsmith Kohn, wife of Au
gust Konn, 01 uoiumDia, aiea yesterday
at the summer home of the family
on Sullivan's Island, as the result of
a seizure of angina pectoris, from
which she. had suffered for a year.
Mrs. Kohn was stricken while lunching
with her sister, Mrs. F. N\ Brunson,
of Columbia. The funeral will
I be held in Columbia tomorrow, at an
I hour not yet appointed, the fixing of
i which will depend on the liour at
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i which ner son, august rvuuu, u j. ., maj
arrive from Greenbrier Springs, Alverson,
iMrs. Kohn was widely known and
as widely beloved. Wife and mother
though she was before all things else,
she yet found time to interest herself
actively an defficintly in current
movement of social service and patriotic
commemoration. She was the
secretary in 1906-07 and the president
from November, 1910, to November,
1912?two terms?of tlie South Carolina
division, United Daughters of the
Confederacy. At the Richmond gen
eral convention of Aaai order two
years ago she was honored by appointment
to the credentials committee.
She was a member, the working
member, of the committee which
last spring revised the constitution,
admittedly now a model, of the Wade
Hampton chapter, U. D. C. Mrs.
Kohn worked long and to good purpose
for the Columbia hospital. During
the" period of struggle and stress
antedating the committing of Chat inI
stitu'lon in 1909 into the management
of the physicians, she was for years
a director of the ihospital association
and for some time she was a vice
president. She was at the time of her
death president of the Current Literature
club of Columbia. Mrs. Kohn's
good works done in private .were many
and unceasing, her ca'hrity openhanded.
ungrudging, thoughtful. She read
much and discriminatingly, maintained
an informed and intellgent interest
in the problems of the day, and in her
public actives as well as n her
household affairs showed herself pos|
sessed of executive ability, tact and a
j capacity for large undertakings.
Mrs. Kohn removed in June, at ihe
advice of her physician to a cottage
on Sullivan's Island. She was accompanied
by Mrs. Brunson. Mr. Kohn
has been spending the week-ends
with her there. Her health apparently
improved to a gratifying extent, so
that August Kohn, Jr.,-was allowed to
go camping in West Virginia with a
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jJO.1 Lv> Ui. L>VJ CV^UUbO 1.1 viu vuui 'vwvvu.
Col. Kohn came to Columbia Monday
on business, part of whidh was to
take over the deeds to the residence,
1520 Senate street, recently purchased I
by him for his own occupancy from
| Wm. E. Gonzales, the latter being on
the point of removing to Habana as
American minister to Cuba. News of
the death of Mrs. Kohn reached him
by telephone and almost immediately
he left for Charleston. He was joined
on tthe way by his brother, Sol Kohn,
of Orangeburg. The funeral party
win leave unariesion cms ancmuun,
reaching Columbia tills evening at
10:20 o'clock. The home of the family
is 1614 Gervias street.
Mrs. Kohn was the eldest daughter
of the late A. A. Goldsmith, of Charleston.
Born in September, 1868, she
was married to August Kohn in Charleston,
March 1, 1894. Her daughter,
Miss Helen Kohn, is a student in tfhe
College for Women, Columbia. The
other children are August, Jr., and
Theodore. Miss Helen Kohn and
Theodore Kohn were at the seashore
with their mother, and were returning
to the cottage on toe island, with a
friend who had come to visit them,
wben word reached them of their bereavement.
Surviving brothers and
sisters of Mrs. Kohn are: Monar and
Frlward Goldsmith, of Charleston;
Mrs. Kate Jacobs, of New York city;
Mrs. F. N. Brunson, of Columbia; Miss
Lila Goldsmith, of Baltimore, and Mrs.
William Broughton, of Sumter.
August Kohn has Deen for years j
manager of Che Columbia bureau of j
the Charleston News and Courier. In j
recent years business has claimed j
somewhat more of his attention thas
newspaper work. Recently there has
been published in boards a readable
account, which originally appeared j
serially in the News and Courier, of j
his travels in Europe last summer i
with Mrs. Kohn. Col. Kohn among
ot'ier things is heod of August Kohn
& Co.. stocks, bonds and Are insur- j
ance; vice president of the Argus Ini
vestment company, vice president and
treasurer of the Columbia Investment
company and secretary of the North
Columbia Land company.
PLEASAST OUTING AT CAPTIAL.
! >ot Only Pleasant But Profitable?
Good For Children and Grownups
To Go Oil' Occasionally.
Editor The Herald and News:
As a substitute !:or "children's day,"
the Smyrna congregation gave the
Sunday school a trip to Columbia
Tuesday. This was a departure from
the stablished custom but we think a
; more excellent way. Smyrna invited
I the other Sunday schools of township
| to go along.
Children's day requires no little paj
tience and tact to prepare for about
Ian hour's entertainment, and all soon
to pass away and be forgotten, but an
outing like the cne referred to here
will fix impressions upon the minds
and 'hearts of those children that will I
not soon fade away.
Low rate fare was secured for .the
occasion over the C., N. & L. to the
I capital city and about 200 or more !
I persons took advontage of Che low
| rates and crucial tests of their pow- 4
ers of endurance on those grimy,
I dusty, bumping, screeching, out-of|
date cars, but nobody expects first
class Tare on less man nan-iare raies
?something for nothing.
The schools represented were Newberry,
Bush River. Smyrna, Mt. Zion,
New Chapel and Do-nralck. All seemed
to enjoy the entire program o!: tne
day?heat, thirst, a good shake-up on
the train, a bountiful dinner spread
at one of the parks of the city?in
fact everything. &o one complained j
of anything that happened to not be
A fine rain in the city pushed that
shiny stuff in tne raermomeier uuwu
a little and from an aerial battery
we were saluted by a genuine oldtime
display of nature's fireworks.
The old, but silent, pieces of artillery
that; help to adorn the court yard
j of the capitol bear mute testimony to
! the sanguinary horrors of the eoun;
try's past history?its achievements in
| blood and carnage?but now peace?
! national peace?"the lion and the
1 ,/U ? ? U /-* /1/vnrn + /-voro+'h Q T1H t*hp
| icuiiu can lie uvwu. (
I little child can put his hand into the
! mouth of those once blazing, thundering
instruments of death which ;
now, f:*om year to year, are associat- j
! ed with the monuments of some ofi
America's illustrious heroes. These!
monuments and pieces of artillery are
more than mere heirlooms of this big
American family?they arouse the
chivalry and patriotic feelings of
every true Southerner as well as
American citizen. Every child of the
entire State should have the privilege
of visiting, at least once a year,
the capitol of the State, wher laws
are enacted and where capital crimes
,are punished. Let the children see as
well as hear. The imaginary becomes
real to them, the question mark
straigntens out into an exciamauuu t
point. If the enlargement of vision '
is good for a man certainly it is good,
if not better, for a child.
Many of the children who went to
the city that day had never befort
witnessed the contrast between the
charms of the city and those of the
country; some would not exchange
their simple, quiet country life for
the strenuous way of living in the
city, while others are perfectly fasci
nated, if not infatuated, with tne rush
and roar, fast and fashionable strain
on life. Truly this is an age of peace
?a cessation of bloody 'hostilities?
but it is not an age of idleness.
"Swords have been beaten into plowshares"
and spears into reaper and
binder, but the warrior is -admired
only in bronze and marble statutes.
T. E. Croker.
BARBECUE AT POMARIA.
Got. Blease, Hon. Geo. R. Rembert and
Others Invited to Speak.?A Good
There will be a barbecue in the grove
at Pomaria on Friday, July 25th. In !
addition to the barbecue dinner to be
served in the beautiful grove, it is expected
to have several distinguished
speakers to make short speeches.
Governor Blease has been invited and
Hon. Geo. R. Rembert. of Columbia
has also been invited. There will
nrnhahlv Ko nnp nr t.xvn lo^al nieil i
present who will be requested to make
short talks. Messrs. Richardson who
are to furnish the barbecue intend to i
mak? it one of the best in the county, j
nn'l evuybody is invited to come. !
WHAT IS A LIVING WAGE!
For a Cabinet Officer?Secretary of
State Bryan Says $12,000 a Year
Wa&'liington, July 15.?Washington
today was interested chiefly in de- .
velopments following Secretary Bryan's
statement that he had to spend
his vacation on the lecture platform,
because he couldn't live on the secretary
of state's salary of $12,000 a year.
The lobby investigation, the tariff and
Cie Mexican situation were forgotten,
temporarily, at least, while everybody
talked about the resolution introduced
by Senator Bristow calling on the
president to "advise the senate what
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would oe a proper salary 10 enauie uue
present secrtary of state to live with
comfort and enable him to give his
time the the .discharge of his public
When the Bristow resolution was
read amid Republican laughter, Democratic
Leader Kern and other senators
immediately objected to its consideration
and after a few brief exchanges
it went over. It was fully
discussed, however, in the lobbies and
cloak rooms-at both ends of the capi-tol.
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.L.ai,er secretary ?>ryaii issueu uuio
Secretary Bryan's Statement.
"When Mr. Bryan's attention was
called to some criticisms that had
been published in regard to his lecturing,
he replied as follows:
"I am glad to ha<ve the criticism
brougit to my attention. I believe in
criticisms of public officials. Criticism
is helpful. If a man makes a
mistake, criticism enables him to correct
it; if he is unjustly criticised, the
criticism helps him. I have had my
share of criticism since I have been in
public life, but It has not prevented
my doing what I thought proper to
"In devoting a part of my vacation
to lecturing, I am doing what I believe
to be proper, and I have no fear
whatever that any unbiased person
will criticise me wften he knows the
"For seventeen years the sources of:
my income have been writing and lec- i
turing, but each year I have made !
more public speeches, without compensation,
and where I have paid my
/-iwn trairollin cr ov,npn!P5 thfln I hflVf*
where compensation was received. My
earning capacity has been large and
T have made not only an income suffi- |
cient for my immediate needs, but;
have saved, on an average, something
more than ten thousand dollars a year.
Says He's Makings Sacrifice.
"In accepting t&e office Which I now j
hold, I gave up the opportunity to add j
to my accumulations, for I do not ex- |
pect to increase, during my term, the
amount I have laid aside?that is, I i
am willing to forego what advantage
I might derive from the acquiring of !
forty thousand dollars more for the :
privilege of serving the country in |
this office during the coming four
years. I will do more if necessary,
but I do not believe that fair-minded j
people will ask it of me.
"Therefore, until I see some reason
for changing my purpose I expect to
lecture enough to bring my income up
to my expenses, these lectures to be
delivered during the time that other
officials give to their vacations. In ad
dition to supplementing my salary, I!
hope that my lectures do good?people
who attend them would not do so
if they did rot think they received
their money's worth, but I would be
siad to spend my vacations resting j
instead of lecturing, if I could do so I
without eating up Che amount I have
laid away as a protection against old
Pay of Former Secretaries.
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OClia LUI Di ldlU 3 x V/kjuau vivu m\/v w v.?
that from 1789 to 1797 Thomas Jefferson
and Edmund Randolph held the
office of secretary of state at salaries j:
of $3,500 a year; from 1799 to 1819 ;
John Marshall, James Madison, James
Monroe and John Quincy Adams served
at $5,000; from 1819 to 1853, Henry
Clay, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster,
John C. Calhoun and James
Buchanan served at $6,000; from 1853
to 1911, William H. Seward, James G. 1
J TTT_ r\
Blaine, Thomas tfayara, wansr v^. i
Grr.sKdin, Richard Olney, John Sher- J
mar. John Kay and Eiihu Root served
for $S,000, and added:
"During this long period of time no 1
one of these eminent statesmen was
compelled to neglect the duties of the !
office because of the meagreness of
"Whereas, the 'great commoner' now 1
holding that office, Hon. William Jennings
Bryan, has stated in the public j:
press that t'he salary of $1,000 per
month is not sufficient to enable him
to live with comfort, and that because
of the meagreness of the salary of
$12,000 per annum, he is compelled to
neglect the duties of his office and go
upon the lecture platform in order to
earn a living, and that, whereas there
are now pending before the department
of state matters of the 'highest
importance to the nation affecting the
relations of our country with Mexico,
Japan, England and other foreign
countries, that demand the most earnest,
careful and continuous attention
of the secretary of state; therefore,
Asks Wilson to Name Figures.
"Resolved, That the president be requested,
if not incompatible with the
public interests, to advise the senate
n-Viot wniilrl Ko o r\r/vnor salnrv tf> pn
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able .aim to give 'his time to the discharge
of his pubic duties, for which
he is now being paid the sum of $1,000
permonth, and he it further
"Resolved, That the president be respectfuly
requested give this subject
as prompt attention as his convenience
will permit, in order that
( ngress may take immediate steps to
relieve the country from the great loss
wihic-h it suffers by being deprived of
the services of the present secretary
of state, though it is now paying for
such services at the rate of $1,000 per
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senator snairotu, 01 ^uiuiauu, ucclared
Secretary Bryan had assured
him he did not desire an increase of
Secretary Bryan's home in Washington
is the old mansion of Gen. Joihn
A. Logan, for which he pays $4,000 a
year. Former Secretary Knox, who
rented a house in diplomatic row on
fashionable K strew, paid $7,000 a
year, though during his term of office
he received but a salary of $8,000, because
the salary of secretary of state
was increased while he was a senator
and he was debarred from enjoying
the increase by a constitutional provision.
The historians of Washington point
out 'that many of Mr. Bryan's predecoccnrs
in pnmnarativelv recent years
were wealthy. John Hay's house., on
the Avenue of the Presidents, was one
of the show places of Washington.
Secretary Bryan has the use of certain
horses and equippafes which belong
to the state department, but he
often prefers to drive bis own automobile.
Misses Ellen Werts, of Prosperity,
and Leola Bedenbaugh, of Pomaria,
are visiting Miss Alice Aull.
Death of Mr. Geo. W .Setzler.
Mr. Geo. W. Setzler died of typhoid
fever about 12 o'clock Thursday night,
at the age of 31, and was buried
Thursday afternoon at Bethlehem
Lutheran church at 5 o'clock, funeral
services being conducted by Rev. J.
A. Lynn and W. 0. W. at the grave.
He is survived by four children, five
brothers and two sisters. His brothers
are P. A., J. P., B. M., of Pomarfe
and Drs. E. B. and Jno. B., of Newber^ry.
His sisters are "Mrs. Fannie Young
and Mrs. M. H. Folk, both of Pomaria.
This family has been sorely bereaved.
Only ten days ago the wife and
mother was taken away with the same
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dreadful disease ana two ojl me uundren
'had the fever but have recovered.
A home is broken up and four little
children are orphaned. It is all mysterious
and past understanding. Life
is all mystery anyway. But somewhere,
sometime it will all be made
plain and we will understand. We
must believe it is all for some good
purpose, or it wouldn't be.
The other day a servant girl asked
leave of absence for an hour or two
and went to consult a fortune-teller.
She returned, wailing dismally, relates
"Did she predict some great trouble?"
said her mistress sympathetically.
' Och, mem, sich terrible news!"!
moaned the girl, rocking backwards 1i
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and forwards, ana wringing nanus.
"Tell me what she said," asked the <
mistr-ss, wishing to comfort the girl, i
"She tolc1 me that me father works
tiard shovelin' coal an tindin' foires
for a livin'." <
"But that's no disgrace or sorrow," 1
said the lady, a i'ifle vexed at such ;
iflV. lation. 1
"Och, mem, me poor father!" sobb d
the girl, "what a hard t??!me he must
!>o hav* i .ir h"been dead these
noin; years!" I
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
W. C. T. lT. Gold Medal Contest to be
Held?Services At Mt. Pilgrim.
Prosperity, Juiy 17.?Messrs. Willie
and Enos Hartman, of Atlanta, reach~J
TuqcHov frw a Qbnrt visit to
CU iiCi C 1 UV/OUUJ Mr WW* V - -
iheir father, Mr. J. W. Hartman.
Messrs. Virgil and Wallace Boozer,
of Lake City, Fla., are visiting their
aunt, Mrs. J. P. Wheeler.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise, Messrs. A.
B. and J. P. Wise, spent Thursday in
Mrs. Livingstone and craugihter, Miss
Maude, of Saluda, are spending awhile
with Mrs. F. E. Schumpert.
Miss Sadie Goggans lias returned to
Newberry after a short visit to Miss
Master Watson Luther, of Columbia,
is visiting his grandparents, Dr. and
Mrs. R. L. Luther.
Miss Ellen Werts is spending the
week in Newberry, the guest of Miss
Misses Mary and Ruby Wheeler,
Messrs. Vernon Wheeler and Wallace
Boozer, are visiting Mr. Henry Long,
Mrs. J. B. Lathan has returned to
Little Mountain after a visit to her
brothers, Messrs. J. L. and A. G. Wise.
Mrs. Roy Komn is spending a few
days in Columbia.
There will be divine service and
holy communion at Mt. Pilgrim church,
next Sunday at 4 p. m. conducted by *
Rev. E. W. Leslie.
Miss Clara Brown has gone to Savannah
for several weeks' stay.
Program of W. C. T. U. gold medal
contest. Each of these contestants
having won a silver medal presented
by the Prosperity W. C. T. U.
xMuoic, "Persian March"?Chevalier
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Reading, "The Light From Over the
Range."?Mary DeWalt Hunter.
Reading, "A Father's Prayer."?Susan
Music, "Comrades in Arms."?F.
Reading, "Christian Citizenship."-Henry
Reading, "The Shoemaker and the
Little White Shoes."?Mattie Rutk
Music, "Humoreske?Ant. Devorak,
Reading, "Nell."?Cora Summers.
Reading, "A Daughter's Sacrifice."
Delivery of medal.
Two old ladies wandering about the
nnhii<? lihrarv building in Boston the
othetr day entered Bates Hall and
gazed interestedly at a bust of Oliver
Wendell Holmes in black bronze.
"Well," one lady remarked very
audibly to the other one, "I never
knew before that Dr. Holmes was a
The more a man has the more he
wants, with the pos<*ible exception of
Excelsior, July 17.?We are dry in
this section and needing rain badly.
The young folks enjoyed a social
gathering at Mr. J. F. Wheeler's home
Misses Julia and Louise Shealy of
Little Mountain have been visiting
Mrs. H. J. Kinard.
Miss Agnes Wheeler, of near Newberry,
has been spending several days
with Miss Eoline Wheeler.
Miss Rosalee Wheeler has been
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terming :.ne summer scuuui at.
Miss Anr.et Long has been on a visit
to her aunt, Mrs. Wicker, in St.
Mrs. Willie Blanton and children, of
Orangeburg, will come up this week
to spend awhile with her father's
family, Mr. A. A. Nates.
Prof. Aumerie Singley has been
elected principal of Excelsior school.
Mr. Singley is a graduate of New
berry college. The summer term or
our school opens this morning.
Mrs. P. L. Rikard and children
came over on Saturday from Atlanta,
Ga., to spend a few weeks with her
father's family. Mr. A. M. Counts.
Messrs. Willie and Enos Hartman
came over Tuesday from Atlanta, Ga.,
to spend a few days with their father,
Mr. J. W. Hartman, who is still conAnorl
hie hprl Stok.
The threshing -machine has been in 7
the community and all of our grain
raisers report a good yield of grain.