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\OLCHE LII, MMEH 6. NEWBEBRY, S. C? TUESDAY, JAM'ARY 20, 1914 . TWICE A WEEK, flj$ A HAM.
I FIRST WtEiv'S WORK OF
^ THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
W ELECTIONS WILL BE HESIMFI)
F TUESDAY MGHT.
\ General Review of Last Week*>
Work, Showing- Tendency of
Special to The Herald and News.
I Columbia. Jan. 19.?Today, the an
niversary of the birth of Gen. Roberi
E. Lee. is a legal holiday in souu
H Carolina, and when the general asr
sembly took a recess on (Friday it adjourned
over until Tuesday. The
house will meet on Tuesday at noon
The senate will not meet until Tuesday
night at 7:50?which will give i
klO minutes to organize before goinj
to the house for the reconvening o:
the joint assembly to finish the elections
PP" The legislature has yet to elect t
State librarian, insurance commission
er, a good many trustees of State colleges,
and two directors of the Stat<
HP penitentiary. There are about 2(
^ candidates for State librarian?all o:
them ladies. Insurance Commission
J er McMaster is opposed by Mr. El
lison Caners, of Summerton, and Mr
W. A. Hudgins, of Anderson. Then
are seve^l candidates for the tw(
penitentiary directorships?one o
these being Mr. A. Hayne Hawkins
who will be placed in nomination t<
k succeed himself.
Both houses of the general assem
hlv did a good deal of work during
the four days they were in session las
week. In a short review of the firs
week of the session, it would perhapi
be too tedious to go into details as t(
the various measures acted upon, am
the various actions taken. So earl]
:n the session, a better idea of th<
v x 1 a/^ Ktr f
work may prooaDiy ue gamcu .
general statement as to the tenden
cies which the opening days show.
Child Leoor and Compulsory Ed
Child labor legislation is beins
pressed. The commerce and manufac
v *ures committee has 'held a numer
onsly attended hearing upon a bil
| in the senate by Senator Weston pro
r hibiting the working of children undei
r?f a?p Another hearing
I t LCIi J Vi. MQv*
k will be 'held by the committee this
week. It has been stated that unles;
the committee changes its mind as z
result of the second hearing ar
amendment will be reported by th<
committee which would make this bil
oicn in effect, in the nature of a com
pulsory education bill. This tentative
amendment, which has been published,
"Provided, That it shall not be unlawful
under this section for anj
child between the ages of 13 and 1'
years of age to be so employed be
t.ween the hours of b o ciock a. m
and 5 o'clock p. m., for not exceeding
eight hours a day, who shall have
attended the nearest school for the
public school term of the county it
which such child shall reside, and s
^ J certificate from the county superin+
r?f Prinration of such countj
I ix;uuvjav V*
I that he is satisfied these requirements
have been complied with shall be procured
before any such employmeni
shall be legal.'"
Compulsory education as a genera]
proposition has not yet been taker
up, but it is stated that its advocates
are getting ready for the fight, and
that a compulsory education measure
or possibly several different measures
^ will be strongly pressed.
| There will no doubt also De a iigm
for one or more "primary reform'
A bill to provide for a system ol
medical examination of school children
and students attending public
schools^ and colleges within the State
balso has a prominent place on the
senate calendar, and promises to come
in for its share of attention.
On the second day of the session
B the senate killed a bill providing for
J medical examination for marriage.
Yotes For Women?
Votes for women in certain cases
will be a 'subject of discussion during
the session, a bill having been introduced
in the senate which would
give women votes in elections ior
school and college trustees, in the
matter of vcting additional taxes and
issuing bonds for school puropses,
and permitting women to hold the of
fices of notary public and of school I
and college trustee. This, of course,
involves a constitutional amendment
which would have to be submitted to
the people, and the question will be
i upon submitting such an amendment
to the people.
Senator McLaurin's warehouse bill,
j which has come in for a great deal
of newspaper discussion since the last;
session of the general assembly, has
been made a special order in the sen- j
ate for n.3.\t Wednesday. j
Social clubs which handle liquor
! have been ^.the objects of bills iutro.
duced in the senate. Senator Crouch's j
. bill to amend Section 2S63, Vol. 1 of j
> the Code, placing restrictions around
the issuance ef charters to social j
. clubs, and giving discretionary pow- j
( ers to the secretary of State to re- j
r fuse charters if he has reason to bef
lieve that the clubs asking for char.
ters will handle liquors, passed the j
I senate on Wednesday, and went over j
t! to the house. Senator Carlisle has in-:
. troduced a bill which would outlaw
all social clubs handling liquors, pro>
riding" severe penalty upon all those
) aborting sucn oiuos, or airecny 01 mf
directly maintaining them. The pen.
j ally provided is a fine of not less than
. j ?500. or imprisonment for not less
j ihan six months, or both.
Tattle Tick Eradicatiou.
?! The house and senate have adopted
f a concurrent resolution introduced
,, by Mr. Welch, inviting Congressman
3 Lover, the president of Clemson col-;
I lege, and two Federal agricultural ex- '
.! perts to address the general assembly
y I on the question of cattle tick eradi11
i cation, at 4 p. m., Monday, January
L : |
11 2G The proposition has been urged
, i 10 appropriate $40,000 at this session
-j I for the eradication of thp tick. In his
j annual message Gov. Blease strongly
. urged action looking towards the
* eradication of the tick, but said he
j thought Clemson college should do the
work with the means which she is
now getting, giving back to the farm.
ers this much of the large tax which (
(the farmers are paying.
j Mr. McMaster "has introduced in the
3 house a resolution calling for the repear
of the loth amendment to tlue
" | Constitution of the United States.
* Representative Stevenson opposed the
bill on the ground that it would embarrass
the Democratic administra'
tion. The bill was referred to the ju-!
5 diciary committee. There is a resolu- '
* tion along the same line in the senate.
1 which 'has also been referred to the j
I judiciary committee.
'! Text-Book Law.
.' A bill looking towards changing the ,
., present law in regard to text books
. for the schools, so as to permit a
change in the text-books-only every
10 years, instead of five, and then only
T with the consent of the general as- j
^ sembly, has been passed by the sen- j
, ate to third reading. This is the bill;
introduced by Senator Laney.
Jttepreseiuauve summers -uas miru>
duced in the house, and Senator Sul?
livan in the senate, a bill prohibiting
t smoking in public dining rooms, res- j
L taurants and cafes where ladies are
. accustomed to be.* This bill is along
r the line of the governor's annual mes5
A bill by Messrs. Kibler, Belser and
r Robinson to provide for the sale of
. /^ij ' TT Ja . 1 1? ^11 r ?
tne siaie Jtiospnai ior me msaue,;
[ while the State hospital is being rei
moved to State Park, lias come in for
$ a good deal of discussion. A bill prot
viding for the sale of tnis asylum I
, property passed both houses last ses,
sion, and was vetoed by Gov. Blease,
the veto being sustained.
: There are a great many bills, and
there will be a great many more.
The house calendar for Friday con
: tained 25 pages, and the senate oal- J
endar contained 12 pages.
Big Increases Asked For.
! The estimated expenses of the var!
ious departments of the State gov1
ernment for this year, as contained
in the report of the comptroller gen*
eral, are $2,478,440, as against $1,857,117
last year. The University of
South Carolina wants $183,000 as
against $137,OOG last year. Winthrop
; want $193,000, as against $161,000 last
year. The Hospital for the Insane
wants $386,000, as aginst $308,000 last
year. The South Carclina Industrial
school wants $6S,000, as against $21,1
000 last year. The adjutant general's
office want $41,000, as*against $31,000
last year. There will, of course,
be a great deal more necessary for
elections. The State hospital commission
is asking tor $12.">,000 to carry
on the work at State Park. The
comptroller general is quoted as saying.
"The estimated levy of "> 1-4 mills
is the sam'e as last year, it will be
seen by reference to the amount of
appropriations asked for, $2,478,440.32,
that they will exceed the estimated
revenue of the State under a
levy of 5 1-4 mills by $611,2,99.44. If
you make all the appropriations asked
for. it will be necessary to make a
rate cf 7 3-10 mills on the dollar to
raise them. This does not taKe inio
consideration the 1 mill special State
school tax. which will raise $296,441.12."
SECRETARIES SEE CLE*ISO\.
Work of Great Institution is Reviewed?Guests
Clemson College. Jan. 17.?Cause
^ *A/iov iv'ipn thft com
D.11G Cnfui mei \uunj ? .?
mercial secretaries of South Carolina
visited Clemson college. Representatives
of two powerful influences, progress
and education conferred and botii
declare that mutual benefit resulted.
The secretaries adjourned the Staeewide
meeting at Anderson last night
to come here today. So warmly was
President Riggs' imitation received
every secretary in attendance at the
ftm,foronpp wns in the party
AUUCi CHJU ~
The feature of the, day was perhaps
the luncheon winch was material
honor clone the guests of the
college. The mental man was shown.
The secretaries wer conveyed from
Anderson to the college in automobiles
early this morning. The transportation
feature was in charge of
Secretary Whaley and. a ^committee
from the Anderson Chamber of uommerce
consisting of R. J. Ramer, Br B.
Gossctt, W. U Brissey and Archie
Sig-lits are Seen.
Arrival at Clemson the "boosters'*
were met by. President Riggs and a
committee of the faculty. A tour vof
the buildings and grounds was made.
This was necessarily hurried as the
buildings are many, and the grounds
extensive ana cue unit; was> uum.w
Xot each of the 1,550 acres was inspected
but those not seen were described
by Dr. Riggs and Prof. Harper.
Beginning with the textile building
the work of the college was seen in a
foasty review. The machine shops,
electrical work, portions of the farm,
Calhoun's historic residence, classes at
work, the agricultural building, dairy
department and immense barns passed
in a panoramic display.
Many of the secretaries had not been
so fully aware of the scope of Clemson's
work before. To some of the
visitors the revelation came as a surprise.
Others were prepared. All
Lnncheon is Served.
The inspection was cut short by
the arrival of the luncheon hour. The
function in honor of the visitors was
announced after the ' strangers had
seen 834 ycung men accept an in'
* ? ?*? ? V* Vi r\ 1 1
vitation to iuncn in a mam mum ncm
that is filled to its capacity three times
daily. If the repast served later in
the reception room of the college is
an indication so are the 850 young
W. M. Riggs, president of Clemson
college, welcomed the secretaries and
acted as tostmaster. Porter A. Whaley
responded in behalf of the association.
Other toasts were by Paul V.
Moore, E. I. Reardon, Harry C. Coles,
A. S. Johnstone, A. V. Snell, J. X.
Harper and W. W. Smoak.
-After the luncheon the secretaries
motored to Anderson and left on afternoon
trains for their respective homes.
The next meeting is to be held at Sumter
in April. At the Sumter meeting
plans for a State Chamber of Commerce
will be reported by a committee
of which A. V. Snell is chairman.
ir txte\ ttmIT coup rnnnpv bv
1 I II Hi rv w CJ Itiii out V ~ ?
buying an ice shest,"
"I notice that every time you
cool a watermelon in Smith's ice chest
you give them half."
Fnrlie?What is a one-night stand
*T;s Pa?Tt's where the puhlic
stands a show one night..
wil l ViV\n A HHY
To He Well Represented at Antler. |
son.?Plans For a Big Meeting
in That City. J
Special to The Herald and News.
Anderson. Jan. 19.?Never before in
the history of the Sunday sc.iool work 1
in this State have such splendid
plans been.laid for a State convention
as are being laid for the convention '
! at Anderson February 11-13.
| Anderson is using every resource in :
her power to make it the greatest as
well as the biggest convention that \
has ever been held in the Stat. The
j. talent employed for the programme
I far exceeds any previous one in va- (
1 riety and excellence. The State assoi
ciat-on has been most fortunate in j
j securing Dr. William J. Williamsc^i, f(
l Tihrd Baptist church, St. Ix>uis, for !
, this convention. . Dr. Williamson is jJ
? . I 1
! one ol' the leading Bible teachers of I
j this country, and also a practical j(
Sunday school man. ur. wiinamson
will have the Bible study period and
also inspirational addresses before the 1
convention. in addition to the ad- !1
.dress before the Baptist conference,'"'
Friday afternoon. February 13.
Dr. L X. Caley, of Philadelphia, has ,5
also been secured. Dr. Caley is a na- I
tional figure in the Sunday school |(
w-nviri Ar. thp hpad of the Sunday !:
School institute of the Episcopal N
church and one of the ediljors of the
American Church Sunday School Mag-;
azine, he has made a large contribu- j1
tion to the Sunday school life of the (
To. Discuss Enrollment.
.J. Sfareve Durham, of Chicago, the j
man who planned and .carried through j
the great house visitation canvasses I
of Chicago, Richmond, and Dallas,!
will be at the convention to discuss '
ways and means of finding and enrolling
the 500,890 people still unI
touched by the Sunday schools of
| South Carolina. Mrs. Mary Foster
Bryner, of Chicago, will present the
; The morning sessions of the con;
vention will be given up to practical
methods of work. For these sesi
sions two of the leading State general
j secretaries have been secured, John
t C. Carmen, of the Colorado associa!
tion and D. W. Sims, of the Georgia
| One of the social features of thej
convention will be a luncheon given
| to the elementary workers of the
State by the ladies of Anderson, with !
Mrs. Bryner as a guest of honor.
The annual meeting of the execu- ; ]
tive committee will be held in the |'
iFirst Baptist church on Tuesday evening;
February 10. The Rev. W. H. i
j K. Pendleton, of Spartanburg, will
| preside. After the business meeting, ]
J a banquet will be served to the members
of the committee, with the Rev. i
W. I. Herbert, president of the State
assojiation, as toastmaster. t
One of the most vital features of j?
the convention will be the denomina- I
tional conferences held in the differ- 1
cnt churches of the city Friday after- <
noon, February 13. At these conferences
the leading denominational men 1
will presnt the Sunday school work
oi the State from a denominational J
The splendid local choir will be >
trained by Dr. Fisher, of Anderson 1
Superintendents to Meet.
One of the most practical as well f J
as pleasant features of this State- J'
wide meeting will be a Sunday school
superintendents' conference to be held <
in St. John's Methodist church Thursday
afternoon, February lV This *
conference will be led by D. \V\ Sims
of Atlanta, who is the general secre- i
tary of the Georgia Sunday School as- 1
sociation. Mr. sims is a prauuual
business man, who has been general t
secretary of the Alabama and Georgia
Sunday School associations for c
the last 12 years. Before going into J
the association work. Mr. Sims was
superintendent of a Sunday school of S
more than 2,000 members. At the ^
I pnri nf thp conference a banquet will
be served to the superintendnts by f
' th local superintendents, and the \
I committee for this banquet are ar- I
ranging for covers for 200 men. 1"
| Everything possible that can be ^
done for the comfort and pleasure of ! r
, the delegates to Anderson is being t
plan nod by the I oca1 committee. A c
! splendid local executive committee j c
SEWS FROM ECXELSIOR.
Vew Buildings Being Erected in This
Community.?Good Road Work
Special to The Herald and News.
Excelsior, Jan. 19.?Miss Eoline
Wheeler has been visiting relatives
in St. Pauls section.
We are having some fine January
weather and some of the farmers have
Crouch's brother, Mr. H. J. Kinard.
Friday in Newberry.
Misses .Frances and Veda Kibler
have been on a visit to relatives in
Miss Jennie Ruth Counts has been
on a visit to relatives in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Crouch, of Saluda,
'have been on a visit to Mrs.
Cornell's brother, Mr. H. J. Kinard.
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler has about com
pleted the building of a new barn.
Mr. Kibler will also build a new barn
Dn his DeWalt quarter place in the
Mr. and Mrs. .lolrn Smith and Mr.
md Mrs. Bennie Smith, of near Leesrille,
have been spending a few days
c\*ith relatives in this section.
The pretty weather is making the
small grain look nicely.
Now would be a fine time to use the
irag on the* public roads. The chain
1 -ti*o c*nnt
;ang nas reimcu luc ?aoutu v-?..v
it the bridge near the school house.
The dirt was washed away last August
during a big rain. Our sub commissioner,
Mr. L. C. Livingston, has
3one us a lot of good ^on the roads
in this section.
We heed a good roads movement.
A colored man living on Mr. A.
A. Singlevs place nao vim iuisiuuuuc
to lose his house and its contents by
fire on Sunday while the family was
away at church.
Mr. .T. D. Stone, who has been in
Colombia some time doing some car-1
"nntoi- wnrk hac returned home.
v w .. w.
Mrs. J. D. Boozer and Mrs. 0. B. |
Lovelace, who are now at Konwlton's |
infirmary in Columbia, for treatment,j
are improving nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Berry Hartman have '
been visiting relatives near Pomaria. j
XEWS OF PROSPERITY. j
Prosperity High School Celebrates
Lee's Birthday.?^Personal and
Special to The Herald and News.
"Prosperity, Jan. 19.?Prosperity
h.igh school celebrated Lee's birthday
with appropriate exercises.
iricc P,f>ssie Bowers spent Monday
Mrs. T. U Wheeler is visiting in Columbia.
Dr. J. I. Bedenbaugh was a business
visitor to Columbia Monday.
Mr.'and Mrs. W. B. Barnes spent |
:he week-end at Newberry with Mr. I
Mrs. Jessie Enlow has gone to Coumbia
to tiie hospital. She was accompanied
by Dr. 0. B. Simpson.
Miss Lillie Black, of Newberry, is
/jsiting Miss Essie Black.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins has returned
"' ^ *"* T T-'-K? lmf rotnrndH frnm
ivirsr-?. j. rvuini iicio i^iuiuuu ?. w?
Summerland college, accompanJed by
ler daughter, Miss Marie, who has
eft college on account of her health.
Miss 'Fannie Lake has returned to
kittle Mountain, after a short visit to
Vliss Lucy Lake.
Mrs J. P. Wise, of Ridgeland, visited
here last week.
Mrs. J. ??. Browne has returned j
rom a short visit to Columbia.
Mrs. Howell Schumpert, of Atlanta.
s the guest of Mrs. Fannie Schum-1
Mrs. L. M. Calhoun, of Barnwell, has
j?cn visiting Mrs. L. W. Harmon.
Mr. J. F. Browne spent the weekind
with his parents at Cherryville,
Mr. Hal Kohn, of Columbia, spent
raturdaj* and Sunday with Mr. W. J.
Miss Y'Jenia Harmon has returned
rom Georgia, wnere sne iias uccu
-isiting relatives and friends.
ias been organized and is now at
vork. The chairman of this comnittee
is F. M. Burnett, secretary of
he Y. M. C. A. The secretar yof fljie
ommittee is Porter Whaley, secrj^ajj/1
if the Chamber qf Commerce.
/ < "J;.:
COUNTY OF FAIRFIUD
GETS SIX PRISONERS
GOVERNOR TRANSFERS PRISONER
TO THE GANG.
Action Taken Was Similar to Action
In The Newberry and Cherokee v
Special to The Herald and News,
Columbia, Jan, ,iy.?liov. tuease ioday
commuted the sentences of six
negroes, serving sentences in the
State penitentiary from Fairfield
county, to service upon the Fairfield
county chain gang, in order that ..the
county may get the benefit of their
work in the building of the roads.
The action is similar to that taken in
the Cherokee and Newberry cases.
Five of the prisoners sent to Fairfield
were life-termers. Their sentences
were cut down to 20 years each upon
the Fairfield gang. The other prisoner
transferred to the gang was
? ~ ? '? + aa a^ 11 irno r*c T-T l Q
berviug a scmcuv;c ui jlj. jtai o.
sentence is cut down to nine years.
This action-was asked for by the
county supervisor and other officials
oi' the county. ^
In the dewberry Case.
It may be of local interest in Newberry,
in thus connection, to print the
/inmmnninoh'nn dllfl tho
UUIOUUiVil UiiU . .v W-.
Supervisor Chappell, upon which Gov.
Blease acted in sending the nine prisoners
back to the Newberry chain
gang?which action of the governor
was announced in the last issue of
The Herald and News. They are as
"XT 1 O /~i T 1 - 1 Q1 A
"i\ew'jerry, o. v^., uau. 10,
"Hon. Cole, L. Blease, (Governor, Columbia,
"Dear Sir: I respectfuly request
that you commute the sentences of
Will Marshall. R. M. Parris, Andrew
Pratt, Mel Wicker, Lewis Burton, L.
J. Williams, Elmore Mayes, John
Reeder and George Strother, sentenced
from Newberry county, as stated
in paper herewith attached, and now
serving sentences in the State peniT
tentiary, in or*ier that these prisoners
may be sent back to Newberry and
put to work upon the public works of
(Signed) "J. H. Chappell,
"County Supervisor.''' ,
"STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
"Personally appeared before me
John H. Chappell, who, after being
duly sworn, deposes and says, that he
is the county supervisor for the county
of Newberry, in the State aforesaid;
that said county now has and
is maintaining a county chain gang
for the purposes of working the public
roads of said county; that the said
- ;? ? - " ? IV^fl
cnain gang is piupcuj cyuii/^u
the necessary guards to take proper
care of and safely guard any convict
or convicts that may be placed there- ^
in; that the said county has its chain
gang properly equipped, with the
proper beds and oedding, cooking
utensils, tents, etc., to give to said
convicts such comforts as are necessary
tor the protection of their health
and their lives, and that he intends
to keep up said chain gang and that
- *- J-S - f/v
it is tne intention 01 saiu cuuuy
continue perpetually the handling of
its own convicts in the manner and
form before mentioned in this affidavit.
(Signed) "3 H. Cahppell,
"County Supervisor for Newberry ,
"Sworn to before me this January
(Signed) "H. C. Holloway,
"Notary Public for S. C.''
"It will be readily seen from the
above," said the governor, "that it is
not the purpose nriV desire to have
these prisoners paroled or pardoned,
but simply to transfer them from the
State penitentiary to the county chain
gang of the county of Newherry, in
which county they were convicted, in
order that they may be used in building
up the roads of said county.
"As I have before stated, I firmly
believe in the system of each county
working its own convicts on the pub
lie roads?therefore, the request has
been granted, and the sentences of the
respective convicts toave been commuted,
?s above stated, to service up0?
the pujjiip works of the cp'Un.t^ of i
Newb^rrv." * J