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TOLCSE LI., NUMBER GO NEWBERRX, S. C, Tl'ESDAV, J1X1 29, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, ?LS0 A TEAR.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S POSITION
SUSTAINED BY OFFICERS.
Governor Blease Replies to General
Moore?The Militia Situation as
Governor Blease's reply to Adjutant
Geneial Moore's rejoinder to Governor
Blease's original charge that the
adjutant general should have issued
federal funds to certain military companies
was given out in an interview
from the governor's office.
The interview is given over to a
refutation of the adjutant general's
characterization of the governor's
conduct in the military muddle as
""cheap politics and a play to the
grandstand." The governor says that
his position is sustained by responsible
military men throughout the State,
Colonels Lewis, Cogswell and Lips
comb and Brigadier General Wilie I
Jones being mentioned.
"I know of nothing in this military I
controversy in which I do not approve I
of the governor's conduct," said Gen-!
eral Jones when shown Governor
Blease's interview this morning. General
Jones gave out a short interview
sustaining the position of Governor
The interview by Governor Blease
I have noticed the adjutant general's
interview, and have also received
Possibly it is, as he describes it?
cheap politics oil my part, in the
handling of the military affairs, lately,
but, if so, it is strage that Brigadier
General Jones and the three
colonels, Lewis, Cogswell and Lipscomb,
and erery other military man
-who I have heard of expressing an
opinion say that the governor is right.
I am willing to leave my action with
Col. Cabaniss and Col. Babb, of the
adjutant general's office, and if they
c*ott tViif I om -crronor T will artoloffize '
tiDCLJ bUUV JL ct ?? A A ..... ?c w
to the proper parties for whatever I
bave done; or, if they say the adjutant
general is correct, I will apologize
I notice he cays it is his duty as
adjutant general to attend all encampments
and that special order Xo.
60 was not necessary. If this is so,
it seems stranse that he should, with
out notice to the commander-in-chief
issue special order No. 60, which
Columbia, S. C., July 16, 1913.
Special Orders, No. 60.
k Brigadier General William W.
Moore, the adjutant general of South
Carolina, is directed to proceed in
person to the camps of instruction of
the Third, First and Second regiments
of infantry, and Field Hospital, N. G.
3. C.. at Aiken. Anderson and Camp
Wilie Jones, Lexington county, July
17th to August 5th, 1913, inclusive.
y The travel enjoined is necessary in
the military service.
By order of the commander-in-chief.
< Wm. W. Moore,
The Adjutant General.
Oscar W. Babb,
Colonel Adjutant General.
I And, under which order he is pay
Ing himself, or is receiving pay, to the
amount of sixteen dollars and sixtyseven
($16.67) per day extra pay,
J -which he could not receive unless
proper authority was'given him to do
so, namely: A special order from the
commander-in-chief. Now, you will
see, without special order No. 60, he
could not receive this pay. I did not
issue this order, although it reads,
"Bf order of the commander-inchief;"
nor did I authorize any one
else to issue it; nor did I know it had
"been issued until it was called to my
attention July 22d, and then I had
to send to the adjutant general's office
in order to obtain a copy thereof.
Now, if it is the adjutant general's
duty, as he says it is, in the last
paragraph of his letter, to attend
these encampments, and that he did
not have to have the commander-in
chief's consent to do so, why this
special order? Why this extra 16.75
per day for doing the duty that the
taxpayers are paying him an annual
salary to do? Cheap politics, possi
bly. Well, surely not cheap extra pay
I for doing one's duty. However, I do
not care to enter into any controversy
with the adjutant general. I leave the
V entire matter to the military authoriI
ties to say if I am acting for the best
I interest of the men in the service,
| and I am perfectly willing to abide
| their decision.
General Jones' Statement.
When shown the above interview,
General Jones said: "I have seen
Governor Blease's interview and I
know of nothing in this military controversy
in which I do not approve of j
thp governor's conduct. I am satis- i
fied that the governor has acted for
the good of the national guard of this
State. I have not heard a singu officer
or enlisted man of the National
Guard of South Carolina criticize the
governor in this matter, but all I have
heard speak of it have approved of
his actions, believing that he was tryI
ing to do all he could for the good of :
the National Guard.
"The secretary of war certainly
ordered that another chance be given
to the deficient companies and
that subsistence and railroad fare
should be turnisnea tnem ana aner j
going into camp they should be in- J
spected 90 days from June 30 and if
they passed the inspection the pay
should be given them which they
were entitled to while in camp."
Npws nf Excelsior.
Special to The Herald and News.
Excelsior, July 28.?We have had
fine rains the past week and crop
conditions have been much improved.
Mr. E. M. Cook spent Thursday in
Mrs. J. D. Stone has been confined
to h'T room sick for several days.
Mrs. B. M. D. Livingston and ebildr\f
'DT?r>??'r?r?T?itir Viqvq hflDn C nOT"l 1 T1 P"
1 Cil, V/l 1 luopgmj, UUT V/ Vii ?0
seveial days with her father's family,
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler.
Our people are talking and arranging
for the Little Mountain reunion
on Friday, August 1st.
The annual reunion of the Aull
families will be held at Young's
Grove on Tuesday, August 5th.
Mrs. P. L. Rikard and children and
Miss Ollie Counts have been spending
a few days with their brother Prof.
R. C. Counts and family, of Columbia.
Mr. Ellick Mullenduce, of Columbia,
is visiting Mr. Enos Counts' family.
Mr. Willie Blanton, of Orangeburg,
came up on Friday to join his family
here on a week's stay with Mr. A. A.
Nates and family.
Mr. J. C. Counts i:> building a nice
large new barn.
Mr. Ira Nates, of Columbia, is up
spending a few days under the parental
The Farmers Mutual Insurance association
gave checks on Monday for
the damage done to buildings in this
section Saturday night and Sunday
by wind and lightning. This shows i
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the association in good condition and
ready to met its obligations.
Mr. Elon Stone has been on a visit
to Saluda county.
iMrs. Mattie Cook is visiting Mrs.
J. W. Hartman.
/Mr. Ernest Addy, of Saluda county,
is visiting her father's family. Mr. J.
Mr. Carlyle Bedenbaugh ?nd wife
and the Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh spent
Thursday with his daughter, Mrs. J.
A Pleasant Sonrenir.
"Walt Whitman wasn't as successful
as the English poet, Alfred Noyes,
in making both ends meet with his
poetry," said a Philadelphia editor.
"Walt's muse had nothing like the
shallow, commonplace, commercial
quantity of the young Englishman's.
"I used to visit -Walt Whitman in
his old age in his little, two-story,
wooden house in Mickle street, Cam
(1611. une aay?it 5 <A picaaaui ouurenir,
this of old-time Philadelphia?
one day in December I said to him:
" 'Well, Walt, how are things going
this winter? Any Christmas subscriptions
" 'No,' said the old poet. 'No, indeed.
I'm working now. I'm working for
George W. Childs. He pays me $50 a
"'Good!' said I. And what's your
job with Childs?'
" 'Riding in the horse cars,' said
Walt, 'I ride about the city, I talk to
the drivers and conductors. I find out
which of them need winter overcoats,
and, guessing their size, I notify
Childs, who fits them out forthwith.
It's easy, pleasant work, and it saves
Childs a lot of trouble over measurements
and so forth.'"
Receiving a telegram stating that
his daughter was in a precarious con
dition with but little chance for her
recovery, Mr. M. Q. Ohappell left
Monday evening for Hot Springs,
Ark. His daughter, Mrs. W. C. Thomp|
son. was taken to Hot Springs lately
j suffering with blood poison.
FAVORS GOV. BLEASE
SHORT C03IPAMES OF 3D REGIMENT
MAY ENCAMP WITH 2D
Governor Write Cos. E., I. and L.
Asking if Tliej Desire to Join
Camp Wilie Jones Tis week.
Columbia, July 26.?Acting Secretary
of War Henry Breckinridge today
wrote Governor Blease that it
was within his discretion to permit
the Bamberg, Barnwell and Orangeburs
companies to encamp with the
2d regiment at Camp Wilie Jones next
week. The governor immediately addressed
letters to the captains of
these companies, they being the ones
which were sent home from Aiken,
asking them if they desired to take
advantage of the 2d regiment encampment;
if so, he would issue the
The 2d regiment goes into camp
next Tuesday and these captains must
hurry if they desire to encamp with'
The folowing is a copy of the let
ter irom ine acung secretary ul wen i
to Governor Blease, and the latter's
letter to the three companies ip
"War Department, Washington,
July 24, 1913.
"The Hon. Cole. L. Blease, governor
of South Carolina, Columbia.?
My Dear Governor: I am in receipt
of your letter of July 22, 1913, in
which it is requested that authority
be granted to allow companies E, I,
and L., 3d regiment, organized militia
of South Carolina to proceed to Camp
Wilie Jones for the purpose of field
instruction, from July 29 to August
"In this connection it may be stated
thai it is within the power of the
governor of a State to order organizations
of the organized militia into
camps of instruction for such periods,
and at such times as he may desire.
His power in this respect is limited
only, first, by the funds available;
second by the regulations as formulated
in the militia law and by the
"The regulations require that before
a company of infantry can be
nrriorori tr> pjimn and receive Dav:
subsistence and tr^nsporation from
the federal funds, there must be present
with the organization and remain
with it during its period of encampment
two officers and thirtyeight
enlisted men, and that each enlisted
man must have had at least
sixty days' service and fourteen
periods of instruction of one and onehalf
hours each. Where this require'
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ment it noi cumpueu m uu an
penses of the organization should it
attend the encampment must be
paid from State funds. You will of
course, understand that this is a regulation
of general application, made
for the purpose of securing a sufficient
number of men with an organization
to give proper field instruction.
"Should the companies in question
not have the necessary number of
men of requisite service, it is suggested
that they might be brouhgt to
the proper strength by transfer of
men with the required service from
other organizations not attending the
camp. V.~hen the required minimum
personnel (thirty-eight men,) each
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uiemDer 01 wmcu nas mc i^uiku
service is present, additional enlisted
men who have not the required
sorvice may be taken with the company
and receive transportation and
subsistence, but no pay
"I hope that this explanation of the
requirements under which the companies
can attend th? c xrr.j. will t)
satisfactory, and that they will be enabled
to receive as you say, 'the
benefits which they would have received
Very truly yours,
(Signed) "Henry BrecKinriage,
"Acting Secretary of War."
Letter to Militia Captains.
"State of South Carolina, Executive
Chamber, Columbia, July 26, 1 j13.
"Capt. John F Folk, Bamberg. S.
C.; Capt. J. Emile Harley, Barnwell,
S. C.; Capt. J. M. Olaffy, Orangeburg,
S. C.?Dear Captain: The enclosed
copy of letter from the secretary of
war is self-explanatory.
"If you can make arrangements to J
.-mf orJ/Jitinna 1 mpri nc SI) 220StGCl I
gCL, tilt auuuiuuui 0 ow by
him, or if you can combine with
some other company and get the necessary
number, as per this letter, I
will immediately issue orders for you
to proceed to Camp Wilie Jones and i
encamp :here next week. Of course
you will have to be in a hurry about
this matter, as time is short; and I
u ? 1- ~ *-Un
wisii you wouiu liimieuiaieij tanc mc
matter up and let me have your answer
as to whether you and your men
want to go into the encampment or
not, and if you can come up to the requirements
"You will notice the letter of the
secreary of war sustains ray contention?that
without thirty-eight men
and two officers they would be entitled
to transportation and subsistence,
but no pay.
"Cole. L. Blease,
"Governor and Commander-in-Chief."
Governor Replies to Gen. Moore.
Governor Blease today issued another
reply to Adjt. Gen. Moore,
charging that he drew extra pay
while attending the rifle shoot. The
governor says this is his final statet
a- ?1- _ ? - 1 i. ? 4. Vsv ?
ment 10 me press auuui lug maite*,
saying, "So far as I am concerned,
the matter is closed."
Says his dictated statement:
"The adjutant general's reply is
very weak. He says he is not going
to take the pay. He does not deny,
however, that the order was issued,
and that under the order he is entitled
to $16.67 per day. I thought my
few remarks would keep him from
drawing this little per diem, and that
T a flinm
is uiitj rectauu wuj x maut lucm.
"He says it is not necessary to have
my consent for him to go to the encampments?then
why did he issue
himself this order to go? He says it
was his duty to go?thei^ why did he
issue this order commanding himself
to go? Is not the answer plain?to
get the extra pay. Of course, now he
cannot afford to take it. I am glad
I have saved the militia that much,
anyway. He says Col. Babb, the disbursing
officer of South Carolina, will
sustain his statement regarding his
??. nav T wonder if
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Col. Fabb will say that he is not entitled
co c'lyw pay under this order,
and the only possible purpose that ha
could have had in issuing the order
was to get the pay, for, otherwise, according
to the adjutant general's own
statement, it is an abscluce worthless
"I wonder, also, if Col. Babb will
say that tie adjutant general did not
orpt this extra Dav last year for at- J
tending the lifle shcot.
'If Cel. Eabb does not know, then
I wonder what Col. Xewham's books
will show?he, at tftat time, being the
"J shall have nothing more to say
to the press about the matter. If
the adjutant general could hear the
remarks some of his brother officers,
or if ns will just ask them their op
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inion, I am satisnea t.aat ne van u<tvc
quite a different opinion of himself as
a military man than what he has.
So far as I am concerned, the matter
Calls Editor a Liar.
A vitrolic attack on the Army and
Xavy Journal for an article it printed
cn the militia situation in South Carolina
was made today by Governor
Blease in a letter he wrote to that
paper,. The article state dthat the at- j
" >>o a fotloH tn
tuuae 01 tae guveiuui uau.
receive any support from his home
and this the chief executive bitterly
and caustically controverts. "Please
publish tnis letter, to show to the people
what a liar you are," the governor
His letter follows:
"Editor Army and Navy Journal,
No. 20 Vesey street, New York City?
Sir: I very seldom pay any attention
to newspaper articles, but your issue
of July 19, on page 1,422, has such,
a malicious and palpable lie that I
~it Yrm state: 'Gov
uaiiiiui I'VCI ivuu *?.. . _
ernor Blease failed to receive support
from home for his attitude toward
the department and protests
came from every section of the State
against his policy of rejecting the aid
of the Federal government for the
Federal government for the militia.'
"To show you what a liar you are,
the brigadier general of my State, and
the three colonels, met and passed
resolutions and had them published
in the papers of this State, endorsing
my course in toto. All of the military
men of the State have also endorsed
my course with the exception of the
adiutant general himself, and if you
had noticed the newspapers of this
State, although they are very unfair
to me and are continuously lying upon
me like you have done in this instance,
still you would have seen that
my positon has been thoroughly endorsed.
The eleven companies which
I was asked to muster out have not
! been mustered out. I have gained
ADJT. GEN. MOORE REPLIES.
Says He Did Not ''Blunder," Hat Did
Duty, and Newspaper Criticism
Editor Tlie Herald and News:
Replying to your editorial under
dfltp nf -Tnlv 24th. I am verv much.!
surprised at your attitude in this
matter, especially it following my flat
denial as to having ordered these encampments
home. As stated, I did
not issue any order whatever regarding
their return home, but when the
question of subsistence was presnted
to me, I stated that there being
no funds in my hands belonging to
these organizations I could not pay
their subsistence, as you should know
there is statutory law prohibiting
any State officer from contracting obligations
against the State in excess
of appropriations for their departments,
consequently you can readily
understand that I was powerless to
meet tnis demand. Hence, instead of
blundering, as stated by you, I have
simply complied with the law in this
unfortunate condition, and instead of
being censured ty the editor of a paper
like yours, I should at least be
commended for my faithful perfor
? J--i-~ mi ?~ ~ J
mance ui uuiy. iuk quesuun raiseu
by you with regard to the Orangeburg
company is untenable insofar as the
law is concerned, as you could not
make the exception covering this
company as against the other four
companies who were in exactly the
same condition, so far as the requirements
imposed by the Federal
government is concerned, you cannot
make such discriminations as suggested
by you without a violation of the
law, and this I could not do however
much I would have liked to 'help out
Capt. Claffy and his company, for, as
stated, his company has always
shown up very creditably in the past.
I do not object to fair and honest
criticism, because I fully realize as
a State official all of my official acts
are open to public criticism, but I do
not think you have been fair ia the
stand in which you have taken regarding
this subject. Your editorial
has the ear mark of bias and prejudice
toward me that is entirely unwarranted
by the facts in this case,
and while I dislike to think that you
coaM be actuated from your usual
feeling in this matter, I am at a loss
to assign any other motive to one who
snoulrl, be governea oy a aesire ior
fair play. I trust you will give this
reply the same prominence that your
Wm. W. Moore,
Anderson, 3. C., July 26, 1913.
Replying to the governor's criticisms
in several papers of July 24th
as to my having drawn pay during
the recnt encampment of the 3rd regiment
infantry at Aiken, S. C., I beg
to state emphaically that this state1
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mem is wnnoui any luuuuauuu, as j.
have not only not drawn pay,
but stated to number o,f officers
and to the former adjutant general,
John D. Frost, some time
prior to my going to encampment,
that while in accordance with circular
froh war department I was
legally and- morally entitled to draw
pay during these encampments, I
could not conscientiously do so, owing
to the deficiency of funds appropriated
to the national guards, as I
feel that they neeled it more than I
did. This statemnt only goes to
prove further the animus displayed
L 3 ^a /vrttrarn Ai? OflH *H 1 Q
cowa.ru uit \)y mc gw*d.uwi,
usual aptness to make statements
that cannot be sustained by facts.
Col. Babb, the disbursing officer of
South Carolina will sustain my statements
regarding my refusal to accept
pay during these enacmpments.
W. W. Moore,
The Adjutant General.
Anderson, S. C., July 26, 1913.
Th average woman is more apt
to woiry about her complexion than
about her conscience.
my point in that and the military men
of the State are delighted with my
actioq in this matter ana are pleased
that Secretary Garrison and myself
were able to come to amicable agreement.
"It is a pity that a journal like
yours would publish such a cowardly
lie without first obtaining the t~ue
"Please publish this letter, to show
to the people what a liar you are.
"Cole. L. Blease.
GOV. BLEASE WAS AT
POMARIA ON FRIDAY
HAS 30THING TO DO WITH GOVERNOR'S
RACE, HE SAYS.
Wants a Supervisor for Newberry
, County Who Will Give County
Discussing several vital issues before
the people of South Carolina as
well as local county issues, and contradicting
the reports which have
been circulated to the effect that he
is supporting any particular candidate
for governor in tae primary next
summer, Governor Cole. L. Blease
delivered an address before a big
crowd at a DarDecue at romana on.
Friday. The governor came up to
Pomaria in an automobile, accompanied
by Assistant Attorney General
Fred. H. Dominick, Mr. Warren
Blease, of Georgia, and Master Julius
Blease Eison. He spoke at the urgent
insistence of a number of people,
saying he had only come up to
shake hands with his friends and to
eat a Newberry 'cue.
The governor referred to the fact
that he would probably have the appointment
of a supervisor in Newber
ry county at an early date, Mr. hill
having been appointed postmaster,'
and the appointment of his successor
being in the hands of the governor
when Mr. Hill's nomination is confirmed
and he resigns his position as
supervisor. The governor said that
he would appoint somebody who
would give him a promise that he
"'An 1A -*-? r\+ KA r* nor?Hi^o to
w uuiu uui? uc cl V/auuiua^v i.v4 v
position in the election next year,
as he wanted somebody who would
work some roads in Newberry county,
and would not be afraid to do so.
The appoints at, he said, would be
only until the next general election,
in November, 1914. He said some of
the roads over which he had traveled
on Friday morning were a disgrace to
the county and to civilization, and
he wanted somebody as supervisor
who would give Newberry county
some decent roads. *
Referring to various reports which
have been going the rounds that he
is lending his support to particular
candidates for governor, Governor
Blease said that he had nothing to do
with whom the people elected governor,
and he did not propose to ask
one of his brothers or most intimate
friends to vote for any particular can
didate. The people had elected him,
he said, and he had done his duty as
he saw it.
The governor referred to the fact,
in beginning his address, that his first
speech at Pomaria was delivered in
the campaign of 1888, when he was
first a candidate before the people of
Newberry county, and he spoke feelingly
of his love for his home county.
He was among his home folks, and
the thread of this sentiment ran
through his whole address.
He discussed a number of issue before
the people of South Carolina expressing
his opinions and his views
frankly and forcefully.
The governor has had opportunity
to deliver only a few addresses in hia
home county since he was chosen
chief executive, and it was a pleasure
for the people of the Pomaria
section to have him with them and
to h?ar him.
Governor Blease returned to Columbia
immediately after his address.
Governor Blease was briefly introduced
by Mr. E. H. Aull.
Many stories have been told of the
heroism of the Albanians, whose
country is at the present moment being
devasted by the war in the Balkans.
An incident showing how inborn
is the courage of that daring
people, has just been related by a
British war correspondent, Captain
He was cycling alone an Albanian
road one day, when he came across a
bright little girl of about six and a
boy of five. The girl was asking for
bread. He got off and spoke to her,
and she immediately understood he
was a foreigner, and it appeared to
her that he could not be anything but
a Turk. At once both children looked
terrifiea and then to . his surprise
and admiration .the little fellow caught
him by the legs and shouted to his
It may be easier for an actor to
forget that he has an audience than
that he hasn't one.