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I The Herald and News
VOLUME LI., NUMBER $9. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1.*# A 1 KA&.
II TILLMAN WRITfcS ~|
? ABOUT M'LAURIN
| ANSWERS FORMER SENATOR'S |
Will Snnnorf Smith?Senior Senator j
r ? j|
Says South Carolina Should Keturn
Senator Tillman has given out the i
Wf following statement, in reply to Mr. |
M'Laurin's recent statement.
V I have just read McLaurin's reply.
*** tViinorc that T want tf)
V i ii&rv us e sumc kuug * ,
answer. He says I "rubbed sand in J
t Ms eyes." I had no such purpose.
It is not chivalrous and generous to
I^o such a thing, and I think I have
?ome chivalry and generosity in my
? " ~ * , 1 "* *- xT
I nature. I simply toia me irum. /uati
f Is all. i
BL He says: "That letter discloses I
Hf "why he couldn't get on with Tillman,
W why Latimer couldn't, and why he and |
Smith can't agree." Latimer and I
never had an clash at all, and Smith
??/} t havo npver had one. We have
auu ?* ^
simply been, unable to agree about ]
patronage. That is all.
Jfot Offering Support.
I want it distinctly understood
k tiiat when I said, "I for the first
n time since I denounced him on the
floor of the senate believe he has at
1 1 ? ^4- nror^'fc tA
H 4<1SL O6CUIQ6 <t pitlliUl ciuu nauw w i
t do the State all the service he can I
during the balance of his life," I did
Y not mean I would under any circumI
stances support him myself, for I am
J ?oing to do all I can to re-elect Senator
Smith. While Senator Smith has
made some mistakes here, he has
"been loyal to the people of the State.
He deserves re-election, and our people
will make a fearful blunder if they
do not send him back to the senate.
He can do better service hereafter
? than he has already done, for he has
" 3 J1 ^ ^ r?f KQ_
| learned a great ueai, tuiu u ju^
ginning to understand the senate.
Blease can do nothing for the State,
"because he abused President Wilson
"before he was nominated, criticized
iiim for his Mexican policy on his last
trip to Washington, has shown ab.
solutely no loyalty to the democratic
t party, and would necessarily have no
influence with the administration.
"VThile our people are not so crazy
for patronage that they are ready
to bootlick Woodrow Wilson or anybody
else, they do deserve to have a
man here who is loyal to democracy,
and from Blease's past record and his
selfish ambition, I would not be sur-,
prised at anything he might do if
he were sent here. The democrats
I have a majority of only seven votes
in the senate now, and the possibilities
are that this will dwindle rather
ihan increase. But whether it does
or not the president is entitled to
loyal support from South Carolina, tor
South Carolina had more to do with
his nomination than any other one
Blease has shown that he is not
hroad enough and high enough to fill
a seat in the senate with credit to
himself or anybody else. How would
*he people of South Carolina like to
have a senator who only "recognizes !
his friends?" Had I pursued that
i policy the "Gonzales brothers'' never
would have voted for me last summer,
and a great many other old political
antagonists and personal enemies
would rot have done so.
Should ti>hold Wilson.
TMo to a v nossiblv be mv last public
^ utterance. But if it were, and I could
speak to the people of the whole State
in one meeting, I would emphasize
their duty to support the democratic
president by sending a loyal friend
to the senate. Woodrow Wilson grows
bigger in the estimation of the dem- j
ocrats here and the people of the j
"United States every day of Ms life, it
would be criminal to do otherwise
than increase his democratic majority.
Wo do not want a Riddleberger
or Mahone from South Carolina.
Another thing: The State warehouse
idea with agricultural products
\ as a bankable asset originated in the
Ocala platform. The scheme to have
the State place its credit behind the
farmers and lend them money to
finance their crops is a good one, no
. matter who originated it I hope to
see it worked out in a practical way,
and the sooner the better.
^ _ T realize only too sadly that my star
is sinking to its setting, and McLaurin
vprv rrmrh mistaken if he thinks I
"have any desire to "dim the luster' i
of his. If it be dimmend it has been
"by his own actions. Nothing I have
said has done it. Ke says that he has !
" cng aro forgiven n.e, but my letter J
shows that I have never been able to !
forgive him." He must make atone1
ment to the people of South Carolina,
and demonstrate the purity of his patrioiism
and his desire to serve the
public weal and the State before I
can forgive him.
Rouses Sad Memories.
His allusion to "brave Hugh Farley,
fthe polished Tindal, dear old 'Wash
Shell,' and 'Curly-headed Johnny'
gathered around the fierce old 'lion'
| that dominated us all'' brings back sad
i /I A*\n fr?ior? wrhn
iUCllIUl ICS Ul ucpai ICU mcuuo TIUU
worked with me in the long ago. and
who are now on the other side, where
I will soon be too. When I meet them
I want to be able to say, "I have kept
ttie taitn ana tougni a gooa ngni xor
what we all struggled so hard." The
people have shown their appreciation
and love for me in more ways than I
can ever repay them for. I am trying
now to do what I can to keep them
from -makng a monumental blunder
which would be a crimt.
Tillmanism is genuine democracy,
the rule of the people, and Tillman be
1 lieved, and still believes, in the JefI
fersonian doctrine?"Teach the people
and -trust the people/' When they
! rightly understand things they never
rmake mistakes for the great heart of
the people is always in the right place.
But oh, how pitiful it is, and what
! fearful blunders they make. when
| demagogues fill their minds full of
t sophistries and falsehoods!
When I telegraphed Gov. Blease my
I /vnnrTTrn4nln4'inrict in 1 Q1 A on/? TTmirtH
| wugiatuiauuuo XXJL XVJLV axm ?? uuiiu
[up by saying, "Let the heathen rage,"
I meant it. Blease says I did not support
him in 1910. I did not in the
I first primary, but I did in the last
race, and he knows it. He has failed
of being a good Tillmanite because he
Duts selfishness above duty and the
interests of the people. No governor
can run the office on the basis of being
good to his "friends'* alone. I
never did it, and I have not run the
senatorship that way. No great man
ever does it, but he puts duty above
all other considerations, patriotism
and love of the State and its people
next, and then considers himself last.
! Blease has "made the heathen rage,"
and has made good people mourn and
almost cry?sometimes it seems out
r?f nnro nnlv
Can Do Good.
McLaurin can do the State more
good right now than at any previous
time in his life. He says: "I am going
to act for the best good of the
State as I see it." Let him make that
his religion?cast sentiment and consideration
of himself to the wind. If
he shows that he has been converted
and makes due atonement, the people
may forgive him. But it is not
worth while for him to expect to get
to the senate, at least not next year.
He is not too old to come hereafter,
perhaps. However, he must serve the
people honestly and loyally, and convince
them that he is no longer playing
for his own ambition and selfaggrandizement?if
he would win
their confidence again.
TT. .... . <</"? ? ? ,
xit; sctva. uur pcupic uiujsi. get together."
I say they ought to get together,
and I believe they will get together.
But men's ambition should
cut no figure in that fight for South
Carolina's good name, which would
be hopelessly stained if our people
should send Blease to the senate. It
is time for demagogy to take a back
seat and statesmanship to come to the
front. Above all, high private character
and unimpeachable integrity of
purpose will govern in the long run.
President Wilson has set everybody
such a high example of unselfish patriotism
that it ought to be easy fcr
small politicians to be picked out and
retired?as they ought tto be.
x Greatest Dramatic Soccess.
"The Leopard's Spots" which will
be presented at tlie opera house. Wednesday,
November 12, is under the personal
direction of Thomas Dixon who
has given to the stage some of its
greatest successes, among them "The
Clansman' and "The Sins of The Fath
"The Leopard's Spots" has the unique
distinction, of being dramatized
by its author. It is a rare thing that
a successful author has sufficient
knowledge of stagecraft to dramatize
his own books and the wish is usually
left to some one who in the very nature
of things can not be in full sym
pathy with the various characters,
which the author has created, and the
result is usually a poorly constructed
play. Mr. Dixon, who is a past master
in stagecraft, was determined that
no such fate would overtake "The
Leopard's Spots" so decided to let
everything: else zo and dramatize the
book himself. The resist th - r >'est
dramatic success of recent years.
| BABIi MAY HE A CANDIDATE.
Many of His Friends are Anxious for
Him to Oner for Adjutant and
! _ ~7~~
The many friends of Col. Oscar W.
Babb in every section of the State are
very anxious for him to offer as a
j candidate for the office of adjutant
and inspector general at the polls in
1914. The present adjutant and inspector
general at the close of that
year will have served the two terms
tKot havA fnr manv vears been tacitly
considered due an adjutant and inspector
Col. Babb received his first comj
mission in the National Guard of South
Carolina November 1, 1906, when he
entered the service of his State as
captain of Company D, first infantry,
at Laurens. The following extracts
| from inspection reports of this comj
pany, made to the war department
| by the U. S. Army offk >r who made
i the inspections in 1908 and 1909, bear
witness to the efficiency of Capt. Babb
o nnmnanv wmmandpr
CIO CL .
"Company D. The company
turned out with 100 per cent, and
.'presented a fine soldierly appearance.
! The uniforms and equipment were in
excellent'condition and all property
in the hands of this company is will
cared for, and this is one of the best
companies in the State, Disci!
pline is excellent, and the officers
and men are of fine physique, of excellent
character, zealous, efficient, and
the company can be depended upon in
| "Company D. Physique of officers
and men is good: All are of good character,
intelligent, zealous and reliable;
100 per cent. Can be assembled, ready
for duty, in one hour, in case of emergency
(this was done twice in 1908).
In the event of a call of the president
.iaa ? ~1a yit/-vKoVilv rocnnnH
JLUU pci rruuiu w ? vw|/vmv?.
Discipline is excellent. Property is
well cared for; nothing is allowed to
be taken from armory except on duty.
The captain has served in the regular
army; he is an excellent officer and
takes great interest in his company.
The efficiency of the company is due
. entirely to him; there is no belter
company commander in the National
i Guard of the State."
When captain of this company, every
call of duty, however arduous, was
promptly responded to. On one occasion
an order was received by Capt.
Babb at 5.30 o'clock, and 25 minutes
later the entire company, omcers ana
enlisted men, were assembled at the
armory, equipped and ready to entrain.
Capt. Babb was the recipient of letters
of praise and commendation from
officers of his regiment. Col. W. W.
Lewis, commanding first infantry,
wrote: "The colonel commanding desires
to express to you and the offij
cers and men of your command his
high appreciation of your prompt and
cheerful response to the call of duty
within the last several days, and to
j congratulate you and them on the
splendid manner in which you have
performed a most disagreeable duty.
| What you have thus accomplisnea is
worth more to the State than she will
give you within the next ten years."
Major E. M. Blyihe, commanding
first battalion, first infantry, wrote:
"I wish to extend to you and the members
of your company my heartiest
congratulations upon your prompt rei
snonse to the call of duty, and upon
! tho pffirMPnt sprvirp rpnripred under
-the most trying circumstances. Your
command can be subjected to no sei
verer test than that which it stood so
well a few days ago; the ready response
made to the call made by the
governor has shown that the men
of your company have placed duty
above everything, and has made the
good citizens of the State realize that
the National Guard of South Carolina
is an organization composed of men
j of character, of moral as well as
I physical courage, ana wno can De reJ
lied upon in any emergency in the
performance of their sworn duty to
uphold the law."
Capt. P. K. McCully, Jr., Adjutant
first infantry, wrote. "It is certainly
' * " * -i_ * j. il 3 J.
I gratnymg 10 noie mai me conduct oi
j the officers and men of your company
J has been all that could be expected of
'true South Carolinians, morally obligated
to uphold the laws of the State
under circumstances that are most
trying to men."
j In 1910, upon the recommendation
, of General J. C. Boyd, the then adjutant
and inspector general, Captain
Babb was appointed by Governor An!
sel, colonel and assistant to the adi
jutant general, to fill out the -uriex|
pired term or Col. William T. Brock,
onrl ho wac r>r.m,missinnpd as sur-h \'n
vember 1, 1910. This appointment
came to Col. Babb unsought, as did ,
iater the appointment for the term j
of two years commencing January 18,
1911, upon the recommendation of the
picstriiL dujuiaut. ctnu iusycv-iui gen- j
eral of South Carolina, by whom the
position was tenered Col. Babb.
On April 7, 1913, Col. Babb was apj
pointed by Governor Blease United
States disbursing officer for the National
Guard of South Carolina.
In the discharge of the duties of I
i assistant 10 tae aujuiam geutucu, i
Col. Babb has displayed the same effi- j
ciency as when commanding his com- j
pany of infanrry, and the business- j
like and systematic methods of con- j
; UU<JLlllg LULT3 ail ail n l/j. xxujuvaa^
i general's office that have been introi
. duced since 1910, are evidence of his
J efficiency and ablity.
| In his official dealings with members
of the National Guard from all
I sections of the State, he has shown
the same unfailing courtesy to every
| Before going to Columbia to accept
the position he now holds, Col.1
| Babb was deputy clerk of court of
Laurens county, and was closely I
identified with the busness interests i
of his town and county. In taking up I
/the duties of assistant adjutant gen- ]
pral Tip marip a nprsrmal financial I
| sacrifice which was inspired by his
j love for the militia, and his zeal in
I the interest of the efficiency of the
National Guard of his State, and his
hope of being promoted to the head of
this service should be realized in the
next primary, if his valuable service
are taken into account by the people
j of the State. '
j It is hoped that the National Guard
throughout the State will recognize j
what it means to them U>have a competent
head of the military department,
and that they will unite in an
effort to promote Co\. Babb to the position
to which his merit and his services
so justly entitle him.
J. T. C.
Laurens. S. C., November 5,1913.
Attack on Jerome.
Concord, N. H? Nov. 5.?In their J
Tact hripf filed with Gov. Felker to- |
day counsel for Thaw savagely ar- I
raigns Mr. Jerome for what is charged
to be a gross breach of professional
ethics in appearing as a witness before
the New York county grand'
jury, which found an indictment
charging the fugitive with conspiracy
The validity of the indictment
and the new petition for extradition
are attacked on the ground that an
insane man could not be guilty of
conspiracy. The State of New York
must prove on trial a lucid interval
and mental responsibility at the
time of offense, it is contended.
It is contended that the second
indictment is void "because it was
J +V?o nrrlpr nf a
OULctHItU vtiuiuui tuv _
court, in direct violation of section
270 of the criminal code. The
brief also charges bad faith upon
the part of the representatives of
the State or isew ior*.
Happening's at Whitmire.
Whitmire, Nov. 10.?The Whitmire
High school organized a literary society
last Friday. The officers are as
follows: Miss Emmie Duncan, President;
Miss Reba Nance, vice Presi
jdent; Miss Connie Shannon, secretary.
On last Wednesday night a School
Improvement association was organized.
Mrs. L. E. Douglass was elected j
president, Mrs. Hurt, vice president;
Mrs. T. W. Coleman, secretary; Mrs.
Inez McCarley, treasurer.
The ladies of the town have already j
raised over $50.00 for school improve- j
ment. Next Friday will be observed
as clean-up-day. Both parents, teachers
and pupils will co-operate with
each other in improving the building
Wlutmire has one of the most modern
school buildings in the State. The people
take a great pleasure in their
| school and are trying to make it one
of the best in tne state.
Miss Luia Donnon spent last Saturday
and Sunday at home.
Miss Kathreine Chappell and Mrs. S.
A. Jeter spent several days ac the
Princpal S. J. Wall, wll deliver an !
Principal S. J. Wall, will Deliver an
adress at Glenn Lowry chapel on Sunday
night of the 16th. His subject
will be "The Supreme Aim of Life." :
Will Hold Train for T). A. R. h
j The C. X. & L. has arranged to hold I
j the train at Columbia Tuesday until j i
j30 p. m., for the convenience of ;:
| those wishing to attend me u. a. n. .
; meeting. 1 1
THE >EWS OF PBOSPERITY.
People Who Are Coming and Going In
a Lire and Progressive Town.
Prosperity, Nov. 10.?Miss Mary Liz
zie Wise, of Columbia college, spent
tiie week-end at home.
Mrs. W. T. Ray and childrer, of
Spartanburg, are the guests of Miss
Misses Alda Rae Wheeler and Marie
Kohn, of Summerland college, visited j
the home folks Saturday and Sunday. |
Miss Ethel Hendrix, of Newberry, is
visiting Miss Nettie Barnes.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, was a
business visitor here Tuesday.
r>r Y Hunter was in Columbia
Mrs. Fannie* Schumpert has return- j
ed from a six weeks' stay to Atlanta, j
She was accompanied home by her j
son, Mr. H. B. Schnmpert.
Mrs. Joe Sitz left Friday for her '
home in Selma, Ala.
Mr. C. M. Simpson has gone to Charlotte.
where he is connected with the
Southern Bell and Telephone company.
Mrs. C. G. Barrier and son, of Jackson,
S. C., visited Mr. S. J. Kohn's
family this week.
Miss Annie Wheeler has returned
from a two weeks' stay to Mrs. R. C. !
Counts, of Columbia.
Misses Elizabeth Hawkins and An- I
nie Moseley visited in Newberry Sat- j
Mrs. J. K. Efird, of Manassas City, j
Va., is the guest of Mrs. M. H. Boozer. I
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh have
returned to Pomaria after a short vis- I
it to Mrs. J. M. Werts.
Mrs. D. M. Cromer spent Friday in
Pomaria with her brother Mr. A. L.
Mrs. Luther Wheeler, of Saluda, was j
a shopper here Saturday.
>*ews of Little Mountain.
Little Mountain. Nov. 10.?Mrs. J. E.
Cannon has returned to Columbia af- |
ter spending the week with relatives
in town. ;
Dr. and Mrs.- Hentz, of Pomaria,
visited Rev. J. J. Long last week.
Messrs. I. A. and A. M. Miller, of
Jalapa, spent a few days with their
parents here last week.
i r -m TJ
iviisses Hirueauxit: yviuxvcr miu juia.
Kibler spent the week-end with their
parents in Newberry.
Mr. J. E. Monts made a business trip
to Columbia on Wednesday.
Mr. Jesse Shealy has returned :o
Belton aftter spending a few days in
Mrs. Cldye Quattlebaum, of Chapin,
visited friends here on Thursday.
Miss Ninaleigh Boland has returned
from Newberry after spending a
few days with Miss Lucile Lathan.
Rev. H. P. Counts, of Prosperi:y,,
nroo in tnnjn An ThlircHaV
VT aO 1U WW Tl 11 Vll JLU>it wv4v?;.
Miss Nellie Brady has returned
home after a pleasant visit to the
Misses Davis in Columbia.
Misses Maurie Summer and
Mazie Eleazor, of Chapin, spent Sat- ,
urday in town.
Miss Minnie Lee Shealy is at home ;
after a few days stay in Newberry.
Mr. L. E. Shealy is working relief ,
for the depot agent at Goldville this
if-- k tr tn l t
ivir. A. rv. nuiai u, ui juauicua, oycut. <
the week-end with his parents in town.
Mrs. J. B. Latham is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Lula Merchant in Co- ;
Mesdammes T. X. Shealy and R. P.
He Tman and Miss Huffman were shoppers
in Newberry on Wednesday.
Mr. M. G. Shealv is erecting a handsome
two story residence in town
Hon. A. F. Lever was in town last
Mr. Bunyan Wessinger, of Chapin, ]
spent Friday with his sister, Mrs. J.
Mrs. C. G. Barrier and Master
PH o y*r\-r\ r*r\ V/\nnc o ra T71 Cl cr \f V S
1C4JL ^11 iVUli^ Ui V/ riuiuug -?.?* * -? .
Kohn, of Prosperity.
Death at West End.
Mr. Paul S. Bickley died on Satur- j
day night early at his home in West 1
End, of Bright's disease, aged 63 j
-rime* Cnn/lo V ofttor. .
emu nao uui kjujuiuaj
noon at four o'clock at West End
semetery, the Rev. Dr. A. J. Bowers
conducting the service.
All those huge stacks of new goods
Mimnausrh bought while in New York
ire now being unloaded at his store in
.Vewberry. They are coming in here
by the car load. It is busy times at
Mimnaugh's and his big page ad in
:his issue shows it. Now is the time,
Mim's is the place and good is what
vou'll get in goods there, that being
the object of it.
CONSTABLE BANKS DIES.
In Charleston?Will be Buried West
End Cemetery This Afternoon at
'Special to The Herald and News.
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 10.?Mr. T.
W. Banks, State detective of this county,
died last night at 11 o'clock. He
will be buried at Newberry tomorrow,
Tuesday, at 3.30 o'clock, at West
B. B. Leig'ntsey.
Sews of Excelsior.
Excelsor, Nov. 10?Saturday was a
wet day and Sunday was a cold one.
We had a good shower of snow Sunday
Excelsior school opened Monday
morning with Prof.c Aumerle Singley
teacher. Mt. Pilgrim school opened
Monday morning with Miss Lucy Ague
Mr. Jacob Shirey and family, of Saluda
county, have moved in this section
and will run a farm next year
with Mr. E. M. Cook.
Mrs. H. J. Xlnard spent a few hours
in Newh^rrv Satnrdav shnnnins
Kinard brothers have moved their
saw mill near Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's
Mr. A. C. Richardson and family
have moved in the Pomaria section.
Mrs. Oscar Lovelace who has been
very sick for some time is slowly improving.
The road machine has been in this
section for a few days working up
Prof. Perry Schumpert, of Atlanta,
Ga., came over on Sunday to spend a
few days with his mother, Mrs. J. M.
i Misses Rosine Singley left on Sat|
urday for Seneca, where she will open
I her school this morning.
Mrs. J. H. Werts who has been at
Knowlton's infirmary for a two weeks'.
i treatment returned home Friday.
! Mr. Eugene Hawkins and family
will move in this section and occupy
the dwelling vacated by Mr. J H.
Werts for the new ynr.
At the parsonage of St. Peter's
(Piney Woods) church, Sunday, November
2nd, by the pastor, Rev. E. J.
Sox, Mr. Horace Martin and Miss
Mary Moore, both of the county.
The following is taken from the
Ronoake News, Weldon, N. C., November
There was quite a pretty wedding
at Halifax Monday, the contracting
narties heinar William Folk, of Hali
fax and Miss Alice Dickert, of Newberry.
The interesting ceremony was
performed by the Rev. A. G. Wilson,
Mr. Folk is a native of Newberry,
S. C., but for sometime he has been
stationed at Halifax, and is in charge
of the construction of automatic sig
nals for the A. C. Line. Miss Dickert
is a pretty and accomplished young
lady of the Palmetto State.. ?.nd we
congratulate Mr. Folk on his good
fortune. Mr. and Mrs. Folk came to
Weldon soon after the ceremony and
remained over here till Tuesday morning,
guests of the Terminal hotel.
Death of Mrs. S. C. Halfacre.
Mrs. Sarah C. Halfacre died on Saturday
night at 10.45 o'clock at the
home of her son-in-law, Mr. Robert T.
rolHn-oll in ,+Viic r-if"v iroe Vn-irio/1
vuiu ?? lix WAAXkj 9 ?? WJ wui xvu
on Sunday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock
at the old Halfacre family burying
ground at the Universalist church,
service by the Rev. Ed. Fulenwider.
She was 76 years old and is survived
by three daughters: Mrs. Callie Bradburn,
of Greenville, Mrs. R. T. Cald
ii j *\r t> n ^c \taw.
wen aim inrs. n.. v>. aiayum, ui i^ew'berry.
The following were the pall-bearers:
J. H. Summer, H. D. Boozer, R. M.
Lorninick, M. B. Caldwell, D. P. Werts
and R. C. Sligk.
Mrs. Halfacre was of an old and
prominent family with large connec
innc T.i A woo o nf tha nld c/^Krtnl
klviio auu n ao a xuuj vi vuv vau uvuvv/i.
She leaves an extensive circle of
friends to miss her, and to whom she
was endeared by the strongest ties of
Male and Buggy.
A mule and buggy belonging to Will
,T. "Wicker were stolen in Newberry
Saturday night. Mr. Wicker had fastened
the mule, hitched to the buggy,
to the horserack. When he went to
.pet them to go home later in the night
they were gone, and no trace of them
has been found. The mule is a large
rough looking an'mal and the buggy
h a top buggy with the right eh?.ft