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NOW IN OPERATION.
Mr. Wilson I?npresscs I'poii Hi* Colleagues
tli.it Legislative Journey
is Only Hall Accomplished.
Washington, October 3.?Surrounded
by the leaders of a united democracy
President Wilson signed the Under%
wood-Simmons tariff bill at 9.09 o'clock
tonight at the White House. Simultaneously
telegrams were sent by tne
treasury department to customs collec- ,
ors throughout the country putting
into actual operation t.:e first demo raT-iff
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A happy group of legislators, mem
bers of the cabinet and friends encircled
the president as he smilingly sat
down a..d with two gold pens slowly
" affixed his signature.
He presented to Representative Underwood
the pen that had written the
word "Woodrow," and the one which
nad completed me name ccnaw! .
Amid impressive silence the presi-;
dent rose and delivered in easy, r.atur-,
al tones an extemporaneous speech
that brought prolonged applause. The
president declared that the journey of
legislative accomplishment had been <
only partly completed; that a great
service had been done for the rank
and file of the country, but that the se-1
conu step in the emancipation of bus- !
iness was currency reform. He earn- j
estiy canea upon ms coneagues to gu \
"the rest of the journey" with fresh ,
Great Service Accomplished.
"Gentlemen, I feel a very peculiar
pleasure," said th.e president, "in what
I have just done by way of taking part,
in the completion of a great piece of
business. It is a pleasure wnic-n is
a ery hard to express in words because
the feeling that I have is that we have
done the rank and file of the people of
this country a great service. It is
hard to speak of these things without
seeming to go off into campaign eloquence,
but that is not my feeling. It!
is one of profound gratitude, that
working with the splendid men who 1
have carried this thing through with
studious attention and doing justice
all round, I should have had part in
serving the people of this country, as
we have been striving to serve them
ever since I can remember.
"I -have had the accomplishment of
something like this at heart ever si.ice
I was a boy and know men standing
around me who can say the same
thing?who have been waiting to see
the things done which it was necessary
to do in order that there might be
justice iii the United States, and so it
is a solemn moment that brings such
a business to a conclusion.
Urges Currency Reform.
"I hope I will not be thought to be
demanding too much of myself or of
my colleagues when I say that this,
great as it is, is the accomplishment
of only half the journey. We have set
the business of this country free from
those conditions which have made monopoly
not only possible but in a sense '
* easy and natural. But there is no use
taking away the conditions of mo opx
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power to create monopoly: and it is
financial rather than a merely circumstantial
and economic power.
"The power to control and guide and
direct the credits of the country is the
power to say who shall and who shall.
not build up the industries of the coun- J
try, in which direction they shall be
built, and in which direction they shal*
not be built. We are now about to
take the second step, which will be
the final step in setting the business
of this country free. That is what we
shall do in the currency bill, which
the house has already passed and
which I have the utmost confidence
the senate will pass much sooner than '
some pessimistic individuals believe, j
Because the question, now that this j
piece of work is done, will arise all j
over the country 'for what do we wait?'
Why should we wait to crown our- ,
selves witn consummate nonor r Are j
we so self-denying that wo do not wish
to complete our success?
Covets Honor for All.
"I was quoting to some of my col- i
leagues in the senate, those lines from ,
Shakespeare; which have always ap- j
pealed to me: 'If it be a sin to covet |
honor, then am I the most offending
soul alive,' and I am happy to say that
I do not cover it for myself alone. I
onvAt it with eanal ardor for the men i
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who are associated with me and the j
\ honor is going to come from them. I
am their associate. I can only complete
the work which they do. T can ^
only counsel when they ask my ad- j
vice. I can come in only when the ;
last stages of the business are reached.
And I covet the honor for them quite
as much as I covet it tor mysen. i
"So I feel tonight like a man who is j
lodging happily in the inn which lies !
half way along the journey and that j
an the morning we shall go the rest j
of the way and sleep at the journey's
end like men with a nniet conscience.
knowing that we have served our fellow
men and have thereby tried to
A Happy Scene.
It was an unusual spectaclo which
attended the completion of a legislative
reform that had bee.) seven
months in congress and embraced a ,
tariff revision of a most far rea?hin_*
i Happy and jubilant, the invited
guests came to the executive offices.
They chatted and jested with the pres
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ident in an anie-room wane waning
for the full group to appear. When the j
members of the senate finance committee
and house ways and means
committee finally arrived. Vice President
Marshall was ushered into the
president's' office, followed by Speaker j
Clark. Represer/.ative Underwood and
members of the cabinet and congress-,
sional committees and their friends, i
Xo photographers were admitted, as I
the president thought tne oc-.
casion too solemn to be disturb- j
ed by flashlight apparatus. The guests
crowded about the president's desk,
over which an t ?ectric lamp threw a ;
lVhy 9 o'clock Was Chosen.
"I choose 9 o'clock,'' explained the
president slowly, "on the advice of the
attorney general, in order that the bill
mignt oe signea aner Dusmess iruns-1
actions everywhere, including San
"I will not say anything about the j
bill," he added with a smile, "until I
have signed it. I don't want it to got
away from me."
Promptly at 9.09 o'clock the president
began writing, and at 9.10 he had |
written the words: "Approved 9.10 p.
m., 3d October, 1913, Woodrow Wilson," !
on the one hundred and eleventh page .
?f parchment containing tne engrossed
As the president rose and handed
the pens to the men who had steered
the measure successfully through both
houses of congress, there was an enthusiastic
outburst of handclapping. i
The president -had not intended to
make a long speech and had not even !
prepared a statement on the spur of |
the moment but was moved to express j
his gratification. i
The small audience crowded about |
him offering congratulations. Leading
figures of the democratic party?Speaker
Clark, Secretary Bryan,
and Represntative Underwood,
stood together, sponsors with
the president for the first business
piece of legislation that j
had been accomplished in the democra- ,
platform of reform. They gave the j
president their personal congratula-'
firms and reiterated promises of sup- '
To See Currency Signed.
"We'll be coming here again in a
short time to see the currency bill
signed," said Secretary Bryan. Se- j
cretary McAdoo spoke with equal con- ,
While the president was surrounded j
by members of his official family,' |
there was none happier than Joseph j
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chief executive, who tonight came trere '
from Baltimore to witness the sign-;
ing. Mrs. Wilson and daughters still j
are at Cornish, X. H.
Besides the officials a large number '
of newspaper men crowded into the I
president's office. There was an in- j
formal reception for a few minutes ;
and then the Underwood-Simmons 1
tariff law was carried away to the department
of State and deposited in !
the archives along with oher historicj
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Both Houses Feel Relieved.
The relief of both houses at the termination
of the tariff fight was apparent.
Only extraordinary efforts of
senate leaders kept enough senators ;
in town to enable that body to work
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today on me urgent ucju^xguv;
priation bill. Many members tonight
left Washington, although both houses
of congress will remain constructively
The final steps today taken by the
house to complete the tariff bill did ,
not involve the rates or principles of j
the measure. Republicans and demo-!
crats concurred in the action of re- 1
rprfinor from the cotton futures tax. i
It is generally understood that a determined
effort will be made as soon j
as the new congress convenes in De- j
cember to take up cotton futures tax |
legislation and pass a separate bill to;
regulate cotton exchange trading and j
to lav a heavy tax 021 that branch of
cotton trading which members of the ,
house and senate characterized as '
Germany First to Act.
Germany .will be the first nation to
take advantage of that section of the
new tariff act, which provides for muj.
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ready the initial steps have been taken !
to secure such an arrangement. The '
chancellor of the German embassy,
acting in the absence of -Ambassador
i"t> /-> n m rrt i i rt i p a t i O H
version, uci? uccu m
with the State department, and it is I
expected a rough outline draft of such j
an arrangement soon will be ready for !
As It emerged from conference this
section no longer contains the retalia-1
tory provisions inserted by thejsenate '
and is now nothing more than an authorization
to the executive to "negotiate
trade agreements with foreign
nations wherein mutual concessions
ar made looking toward freer trade relations
and further reciprocal expan
sion of irade and commerce."
A brief summary of the new tariff
law as prepared for the senate follows
Average percentage of tariff rates,
as compared to the value of all imported
merchandise, old law 37 per
cent; new law 27 per cent.
Value of annual imports added to
the free list $147,000,000.
Estimated revenue from all import
rates, old law $30-3,000,000; new law
Estimated revenue from corporation
and income taxes, old law $37,000,000;
new law $122,000,000.
Altogether, consumers in the United
States probably will receive from
abroad free of all tariff, more than
$1,000,000,000 worth of merchandise
during toe next year. During 1912 the
amount of "free imports'" was more
than $880,000,000, and when the tariff
is entirely removed from wool, sugar,
iron ore and cheap iron, and other important
items, the total is expected to
increase notably. Under the old law
more than 53 per cent of all goods
brought to the United States fron all
parts of the world paid no tariff, and
that proportion will be increased by
the new law.
The free wool provisions of the new
law takes effect December 1,-1913; the
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rree sugar provision way i, jl?io.
The new tariff law, passed four
years after President Taft signed the"
existing Aldrich-Payne law, is the result
of more than nine months of work
in congress. Hearings were started
January 6, by the house ways -and
means committee. Chairman Underwood
introduced the tariff bill April
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had convened the new congress. It
passed the house May S and the senate
In the opinion of its makers the democratic
features, of the new tariff
A reduction of nearly one-half in
the average tariff on foodstuffs and
The placing of raw wool on the free
list, and a reduction of nearly twothirds*
in the tariff on woolen clothing,
especially of the cheaper grades.
A reduction of one-third (average)
on cotton clothing.
Reduction of tlic sugar tariff and
its ultimate abolishment in 1916.
A reduction of one-third (average)
in the tariff on earthenware and glassware.
ATHLETIC >OTES. <*
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The athletic committee met Wednesday
and elected Prof. B. C. Monroe as
chairman for the coming year. The i
committee also decided to allow any1
person or persons in town to purchase
a season ticket for all athletic contests
held at the college this year. The
price of these tickets will be five
($5.00) dollars and are non transferable.
These are the same tickets issued
to the members of the association
and for anyone who wishes to attend
every game of the year they will prove
a clear saving of from two to three
dollars. Tickets may be purchased
from Prof. Chapman.
After considerable thought on the
matter?the nrice for the first foot
ball game, B. M. I. vs. Newberry, has
been placed at 50. cents for ?.11 men
over fourteen years of age, ladies,
boys under fifteen years, and all high
school students will be admitted for
25 cents. This price takes anyone to
any part of the field, grandstand or
side lines. After a thoro investigation
'of the matter it was found th&t nowhere
is the admission fee less than
50 cents and in most cases it ranges
from $L00 to $5.00. Therefore it will
coon that thp mmmittee has placed
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the price at a "minimum" and allows
the people to see some good foot ball
games' for a very moderate sum.
.Coac)j Thomas has had the squad
engaging in light practice work this
week a^d most of the fellows are beginning
to round into form. Catching
punts, fast signal work, and light
scrimmaging has been the order of
things for the last few days.
Do"l'on thp Charleston Irish school
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boy, has been playing a swell game at
tackle this week and there is going to
be one more fight for the two tackle
positions as Stoudemayer, Derrick,
Renken, and Bodie are all first class
The line seems to be very strong at
. ~^ o o-or?r) rhino- iq that
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there are a number of substitutes who
are just about as good as the regulars.
After all it's the subs who make
a. good team for there is always a
likelihood of a change being made.
It looks as if the back field will be
composed of Floyd, Baker, R., Fulmer,
and Wise with Boland, XichDls and
possibly .Tones as subs. .Tones has
been faithful and it is very likely that
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weevil reaches us, and he
or there, any season ahea<
The man who gets some f
rye, vetch, alfalfa and
Read's Grain Accelerator,
the grain," which we also
is prepared for the boll w
' he will get into a game either at end
: or in the backfield.
| Brooks and Hipp are both playing
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I tile game u.i <^tiitti auu ~ ?
j worry about the central part of the
line at all. Both are sure passers and
I smash t-he line hard.
! Basket ball practice was started
Tuesday and about twenty-five candij
dates reported. The prospects are
I very good for a well balanced team.
. Pnarh will have a hard proposition in |
. this for not one of last year's regulars
has returned except Shealy and Biser.
.! Capt. Mayes will be sorely missed at
j guard and it will take a mighty good
;7iian to fill his vancancy. However, the
J fellows believe in Coach Thomas and
| believe that he is equal to any emerjgency.
Prof. Voigt will have charge
of the squad until the football season j
| closes. It was Prof. Voigt who coached
the championship team of 1912 and
the boys are looking for him to repeat.
Bailey Military Institute vs. XewI
berry, on the 13th, is the first game
I of the football schedule. Present indications
point to a close game and
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everyone is urged to come out and
root and to root hard.
EXECUTORS' SALE OF LAND.
Under authority vested in us "by the i
last will and testament of Mrs. U. A. J
Amick, deceased, we will offer for sale j
at public auction to the highest bidder,
before the Court House door at Newberry,
S C., during the legal hours
of sale, on Monday, salesday, the 3rd
day of November, 1913, the following j
described tract of land, to wit:
All that tract of land lying in New- j
berry county, State of South Carolina,'
containing fortv-six and 6-10 (46 6-10) j
acres, more or less, oounaea oy lauus 1
of Dr. J. J. Dominick, a public road
separating it from lands of Mrs. S. P.
Taylor and Arthur Quattlebaum,,
lands of the Dominick girls, lands of
C. S. Nichols, and others.
Terms of sale: Cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers.
0. W. Amick,
T. D. Amick.
Executors of the last will and testa- j
ment of Mrs. V A. Amick. deceased.
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Hens ... 12c
Fry Chickens - - 14c
Roosters - - - 7c
Eggs, dozen - - 25c
Best price for beef hides.
Prosperity, S. C.
I Pay Cash
For Hens 12c lb
Roosters 7c lb J
Frying Chickens 14c lb 1
Jas. D. Quattlebanm,
Prosperity, S. C.
LA\D FOB SALE.
The undersigned ^'ill sell to the
highest bidder for cash before the
court house at Newberry salesday in
November, 1913, if not before at private
sale, lot No. 1, the home place of
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the late B. l?. jjoimmctt. xu nuovci^..,
containing 3-4 acres on which is locat- i
ed an eight room dwelling, and with. j
good water. Lot No. 2, containing 3-4 I
acre, beautiful building site, and *
which is now located two large barnes.
Purchaser pay for papers.
J. A. LttJIIlimun.,
Mrs. W. G. Mitchell, fl
Mrs. G. C. Fellers. H
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The worst cases, no matter of how long standing-,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing' Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, $1.00