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VOLUME LIU NUMBER 7. KEWBERBY, S. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 2S, TWICE A l^EEK, |lil A Y1A*.
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. COLLtGE TRUSTEES ['
> AND STATE LIBRARIAN
Hft Ii. HAWKINS Dili ECTOR PKNITESTL4KT.
All Elections Completed?Legislature
Will Now he Able to Get Down j'
to Business. j
Special to The Herald and News. j
Columbia, Jan. 22.?Both branches |
of the general assembly reassembled j i
Ion Tuesday, after an adjournment ,
irnm Friday. Monday was observed ;
as a holiday, being the anniversary j
of the birth of Gen. Lee. The sessions I
have been occupied largely during the !
week with getting rid of the other1
elections to be 'held by the legisla-1,
lure. These being out of the way |1
& both houses will now get down to the |
business of legislation.
"0L On the reassembling on Tuesday i
Gov. Blease submitted a special mes- J
<age relative to the State Hospital >
'! m ior the insane, which message is pre-,
sented in full in The Hera'ld an*! ;
News. The message was brought,
^ .about by a letter written by senator i
Tillman to a friend in South Caro- |
'.ina. The letter was marked per- '
soual, but came into the hands of
t'ne governor and he considered the ;
matter of sufficient importance to
transmit it to the legislature. As j
requested by Senator Tillman and '
Governor Blease the house has pass- j
?d a concurrent resolution providing;
lor an investigation by three mem- j
bers of the house and three members .
of the senate, the committee to be!
appointed by the presiding officers of j
the two houses and to report to this j
general assembly their findings of
rr<1? Tint been !
lad.. lilt; icsuiuuuu uuu ...v I
concurred by the senate but will be.
The elections were concluded this
morning. Mr. A. H. Hawkins was i
elected a member of the bQard of di- i
rectors of the penitentiary for the full !
Term. He was appointed a short time '
ago by Governor Blease to fill the 1
i>lace made vacant by the death of!
Mr. Deas. Dr. W. G. Houseal was :
?1 a KAO T*/"1 i-\t% :
elected a meniuer ui lilC uv/ai u v>?. j
> Trustees of the medical college. He j
was also appointed a short time a^o :
to fill a vacancy on the board. Both
of these gentlemen are from New
The most spirited election which;
has been held was that for State libra- j
Thic is thp onlv Dosition filled 1
i iau. a ?
by a woman which has to be filled by !
election of the legislature. There I
were a number of candidates and sev
?ral ballots were necessary but final- 1
ly Mrs. Moody won. She has been ;
stenographer for the adjutant general J
lor several years.
Representative Kibler introduced a
resolution in the house to require the '
OT-r>ix? try U'OS r a 11 Tl'form '
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of Confedrate gray, the cost of the
uniform to be paid by the State, but .
the house did not agree to the propo- [
sition and the sergeant will continue '
. . to wear citizen's clothes.
' P. A. Wilcox, of Florence, and j
^ David R. Coker, of Hartsville, were I
r reelected members of the board of i
Trustees of the university without opposition.
Josiah .T. Evans, member of the j
house from Marlboro, was elected :
trustee of Clemsop., to succeed his
father, the late W. D. Evans. Ivy M.
Mauldin. of Pickens, was reelected, j
W. D. Garrison, who is in charge of!
\ the experiment ' work near Charles- j
ton, for Clemson college, was elected ;
in place of Mr. B. H. Rawl. For the !
Three places on the board at Clemson j
the following were nominated: j
Josiah J. Evans, B. H. Rawl, Ivy M. j
Mauldin, G. W. Medlock, C. P. Hodges, j
W. D. Garrison.
Orlando Sheppard, of Edgefield, was j
elected a member of the. boa :d of vis-;
(itors of the Citadel without opposi?ion.
A. L. Dukes, of Orangeburg, and
Olaued E. Sawyer, of Aiksn, were
elected members of the board of trus^
^ ^ <r? ] actq
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For two places on the board of directors
of the penitentiary the following
were nominated: J. B. Addy, of
Lexington; A. H. Hawkins, of Newberry;
W. H. Glenn, of Anderson; J.
A. Livingston, of Orangeburg; W. H.
Canfield. of Anderson. Glenn and
Hawkins, now members of the board. !
There were two vacancies on the
iVinthrop board. Gen. Wilie Jones
who has been on the board for a
lumber of years, declined to be elected
and W. L. Glaze, of Orangeburg, !
a as elected in his place. J. E. Breaz?ale,
of Anderson, was elected to suc^tr-d
A number of new bills have been I
m.oduced but at this stage it is im- J i
possible to predict anything as to results.
A child labor bill proposing to
raise the- age limit, a compulsory edu- '
nation bill, to sell or not ro sell the ;
c>60 seres of land owned by the State j
in the city of Columbia on which is 1
iie asylum, and numerous other propositions
will engage the attention of
the lawmakers for the remainder of
:he session. Questions of taxation
and assessment of property always
r^.israjre a good deal of attention and
tco frequently without good results.
ASKS PRO HE OF ASYLUM.
Would Have Charges by Governor j
Blease Aired.?A Committee of
Columbia. .Ian. 21.?Following the J
reading of executive message No. 10, j
in the house yesterday morning the j
following resolution introduced by
Mr. Stevenson. of Chesterfield, was
passed without opposition:
"A concurrent resolution: Resolved, j
conntp ^rvnrMirrinz. !
U V llltr iuv ovuuw w.
That a committee of three members
or the house, to be appointed by the
speaker of the house, and of three
members of the senate, to be appointed
by the president of the senate,
shall constitute a special committee
to make a thorough investigation of
the matters relating to the State Hospial
for the Insane referred to in the
governor's message and any ot'uer
matters concerning the management
of the same and the welfare of its
unfortunate inmates and the conduct
of the State hospital commission and
a!l officers, regents ana empioves ui
the said institution and aLtlie property
known as State Park.
"That said committee shall have
power to send for persons and papers
and the records of all officers, boards
and commissions, to swear witnesses
and punish for contempt, to appoint
a marshal and employ Stenographers
and do all things necessary to make
said investigation thorough.
"That it shall report to this general
assembly before the adjournment of
thi? spssion its findings of facts and j
make such recommendations as commend
themselves to it, and do so with
all convenient speed.
"That, in order to proceed at once,
it shall have permission to sit while
the general assembly is in session.
"That any party whose conduct is
brought in question or whose character
is affected shall have the right
to be present at all sessions of the
said committee wheu evidence is
taken and be represented by counsel,
who shall also be entitled to be present
at all sessions where evidence is
taken. That such expense as shall
necessarily be incurred shall be reported
to the chairman of the ways
and means committee of Phe house
and the finance committee of the
senate, to be provided for in the appropriation
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Special to The Herald and News.
St. Philips, Jan. 22.?Mr. Henry
Wicker's little daughter, Roselle, who
has been dangerously ill, is much
. Mrs. M. L. Wicker and L. H. Sease
are on the convalescent list.
Mr. and Mrs. David Ruff have moved
into their new house.
j 1' T7l 3 mniTfld
ivir. ana ivirs. rreu uaumau
into the house with Mr. and Mrs. D.
There will be preaching at St.
Philip's church next Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Leitzsey, of near
Pomaria, spent the week-end with
Mr. Geo. Wicker's family.
Miss Eunice Halfacre and brother,
John spent last Saturday and Sunday
with Mr. James Sease and family.
Misses Mary and Alice Wicker and
brother, Adam, spent Saturday and
Sunday with Mr. Burge Singley and
Mrs. Louis Shealy, of Batesburg, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Metts.
Extract From Annual Report Supt. 1). I
J. (iriftith (Jives Financial Condition.
Special to The Heral 1 and News.
Columbia, Jan. 22.?The following .
extract from the annual report of
Superintendent Griffith of t'he State
penitentiary gives a good idea of the
condition of the institution:
1 lie crops on me staie larius. wuu
t'iie exception of the cotton was good.
The farms produce plently of corn
Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1912
To cash receipts for 1913
Expenses supply acct., permanet impr
Shingles and lumber
r reapers and binders
1 threshing machine
1 gin and feeder
1 adding macliire
1,272 1-2 acres of land
Cash balance. December 31, 1913 ...
Cash now with State treasurer and in
Accounts due and available
34." bales of cotton unsold, value- at -1
NEWS FROM ST. PAULS.
Death of Henry Levi Grufoer.?A
Quiet Marriage.?Personal ami
Special to The Herald and News.
St. Pauls, .Inn. 22.?Henry Levi
Gruber, after a short illness, died at
his home in the St. Pauls co/nmunity
on Jomlay morning, January 18, and
wa; burioJ the following day in
the family burying ground. Tne fun
?ral services were conducted by tne
Rev. Y. vqn A. Riser. Mr. Gruber was
79 years of age. He leaves a wife, one
son and one daughter, with a host of
frknds and relatives to mourn his
death. Mr. Gruber was twice married.
in 1866 to Miss Mary E; Fulmer.
To this union were born seven children,
five of them 'having preceded him
rr\ flip Rnirit land His second mar
riage was to Miss Elizabeth Richardson.
who survives him. He was a1
Confederate veteran, c.ne of the second
men to volunteer from Prosperity1
when the war began. He served faithfully
to "he end of the war, making a
rxord superior to that of most men.
He was a member of the Third regiTvmnf
frrtm Hi Pn ml in ft Cnrrma/nv
W 1 J UiU V r ? V
A, Kershaw's brigade. The last year
of his war life was spent in prison,
being captured by the. Northern army,
as many other brave soliders were.
After the war was over he came home
nnd served his country as faithfully
as he did on the battlefield, ready at
all times to support any enterprise
that looked to the welfare of his
State. He was a kind and liberal
hearted man. honest and upright, and
his word was his bond. This is
known by all who knew him. As a
neighbor he was kind and gentle, always
taking great pleasure in doing
what he thought was right. He will
be greatly missed in our community,
but \ve comfort ourselves by the
thought, as the I-ord said, ".Let now
thy servant depart in peace."
Mrs. M. C. Riser, of Bluffton, visit1
ed at St. Pauls parsonage last week.
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh, who
has been on a protracted visit to
friends in Florida, is expected home
in a few days.
Mrs. A. E. Boinest, after spending a
few days with her daughter, Mrs. E.
0. Counts, of Prosperity, has returned
Mrs. Sida Shealy, of Leesville, is
visiting her father, Capt. W. G.
Miss Aeoline Wheeler, of Excelsior,
visited at Mr. T. A. Epting's and Mr.
Jno. F. Kibler's last week.
Mr. Carl Clinton, of Rock Hill, is
visiting his uncle, Mr. W. B. Kinard.
" * * ^ 1 ? ? -3 ? V\ AW
Mrs. J. A. JJlCKen, WHO maue licx
home with her granddaughter, Mrs.
T. H. Weder^an, for some time in the
past, has gone to stay awhile with
Mrs. Agnes Dowd, another granddaughter,
who lives,.near Little "Moun
and wheat for Hour to supply th:
convicts on the farms and at the pen- I
itentiary and hay to sell, the live
stock are all in good shape, the lands
are all improving in value to the
State. Messrs. J. P. Harling and J. j
H. Irby and S. A. Lindsay, managers ]
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01 Hie iarillS, are mst ciaas iaiun.10 I
and good business men and work
hard for the best results.
The financial par tof this report
does not show up as. well as year 1912,
for the reason t'nat we received, year
1912, from hoisery mill for hire of
hands, $50,924.2") and received 1913,
ovements .. ..$95,4-76.97
' 25,450.00? 126,882.93
tain. Mrs. Dickert will be missed
from this immediate neighborhood
and from the church here.
Miss Zula Counts has returned
from a pleasant visit to friends in
Mr. Colin Coot, of Prosperity,
spent the week-end at the home of
"Mr. T. P. Richardson
Miss Virginia Lominick spent the
latter part of last week with Miss
Rev. R. E. Livingston, of Gaston,
visited here last week.
Mr. Ernest Livingston, of Newberry,
, spent Saturday night and Sunday
1 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. V.
J Li vingston. /
That road we told you about last
week was pretty vrell tested last Sunday
afternoon when the first 'happy
couple rode over it to get married at
1 Mr. Forest Holmes Kinard and Miss
?Chrissie Shealy, both of the St.
Philips community, were quietly married
at 3 o'clock at St. Pauls parsonage
by their pastor, the Rev. Y von
A. Riser, in the presence of about 35
or 40 of their friends. The happy
couple have many warm frtends woo
wish for them a life of happiness and
I Mr. Lee Larhrop has moved from
[ near Pomaria to his home near Mr.
! Paul Werts'. '
I The mumps have broken out in one
or two place near here.
Small pox has been heard of among
Mr. W.^B. Boinest 'had a fine milch
cow to break her neck one night this
'Mr. Olin Richardson is building a
dwelling. It will be completed in a.
The Luther league will meet in the
church on the first Sunday night in
February at 8 o'clock. The regular
programme for February will be carried
out. '' Drift.
Sunday School Convention.
! The 37th annual Sunday School
convention will meet in Anderson.
February 11-15, "1914. This conven
tion promises to be a very fine one,
as several noted workers from outside
the State, as well as those in the
State, will be there. One feature of
the convention will be the entertaining
of the superintendents of the
State by the loca!: superintendents at
a banquet. During the convention a
fine musical programme has been
prepared and Sunday school work
will be discussed for the least to the
largest department of work. NewberMnnfr
pntfMpd to 20 delegates
and wants that many to go. Be in
time and apply to the county secretary
for certificate as a delegate to this
sxeat gathering of Sunday school
! workers. P. C. Gaillard,
Re I at
Governor Sends to General A
cation Regarding Alleged L
and Conditions at State
Special to The HeraM and News.
Columbia, Jan. 22.?Gov. Blease on
Tuesday sent the following message
ro the general assembly relative to
ihe State Hospital for the Insane:
Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
I have in my possession an envelope
! which contains the following: In the
j left hand corner, "United State senate,
! committee on naval afairs. Free."
Next a United States goverment post
mark, "Washington, January 12, 8:30
p. m., 1914, D. C." In the right hand
corner, name, "B. R. Tillman.'' Just
under the name, "U. S. S." Then follows
in typewriting the address, the
addressee being a gentleman high in
official life in this State. Just under
that, in the lefthand corner, in handwriting,
is the word, "Personal."'
I also have in my possession a letter,
winch came in that envelope, as
In the left hand corner, the names
of certain senators, members of a
senate committee. Just unaer mese
printed names, the word, "Personal,v
typewritten in capital letters, and
underscored. On the other side, at i
the head of Lhc letter, the words,
'United States senate, committee on
laval affairs." and just under that the j
date, typewriten, "January 12, 1914." !
The body of the letter, which is type- j
written, wifh the signature in hand-!
writing at tho bottom, is as follows:
"I learned while in South Carolina
>n my recent trip home for the Christmix
hn1ir1n\*c that. rhftrP Will DTObablv
I ? ?- - I
be an effort made to oust Dr. Babcock 1
from the Hospital for t'.:e Insane, j
Governor Blease's underlings and I
satellites want to manipulate the sale J
ol that property, and the building of!
the new institution out at State Park, j
I kno*- none of the details of the I
matter. All the facts will be brought
out if an investigation is ordered, as
I hope will be. An effort will be made j
to smirch Dr. Babcock and his lady '
assistant. Dr. Saunders, as ?hese men
must have some excuse, you know,
J and are not at all scrupulous. j
"I am writing this letter to you to
beg that you will bend all your energies
and lend all your influence to
help Dr. Babcock in this crisis.
"i have known Dr. Babcock in- "
timately fcr the past 19 years.;
He is undoubtedly one of the very
best examples of gentlemanly conduct,
high character, unimpeachable integrity,
truthfulness and honor I have
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ever liieu, auu uas it" ~
superior in the State. It would be a j
siiame tn let sach a mail be driven I
out of the State's service by those
men who are trying to do it.
"Very sincerely yours,
? "B. R. Tillman."
Now, gentlemen of the general
assembly, what are the facts? Here
lie n narsoi;ai 1'?Ik\ written on per
sonal business, and sent by a United
States s-onaU>r. with a United States
rr-.-t mark rn it, without a postage
st*?ii,7) or it. tl'irugh the United States |
mni! -and sent under this United
State senator's frank-/containing;
matters which I hope you will immediately
investigate in the most thorough
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The letter states r.^ai uu enun wm ,
be made to oust Dr. Babcock from the
Hospital for the Insane. I beg to j
quote you a statement made by Dr. ;
Babcock to the board of regents, in :
the presence of other parties, on the !
12th day of Decemebr, 1913. Dr. Bab- I
cock has made similar statements j
tv/o or three times to my face, once J
particularly in the presence of Assis- j
tanc Attorney General Dominick, and '
at another time,I have been informed
he has made a similar statement in j
the presence of Col. E. H. Aull and j
ofchers. This shows you the feeling
th&. Dr. Babcock has for Governor !
"As superintendent of the institution,
if your board will bear with me, ;
you have on former occasions, I will
try to be brief. Personally and official- j
1? T Amr fflT !
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es to Asylum
.ssembly Lengthy Communis
etter From Senior Senator
Hosoital for the Insane.
Nobody in the room appre- ^
ciates them more than I. There has
bven no governor of South Carolina
who has given more attentive ear to
the appeal made by the superintendent
of this hospital, in behalf of the insane.
I say that now before the gov
r 4.1*^4. "U: ~
eruur. i nave Sciiu iuui ueumu ma
back, and I say it to the world. If
any act or word of mine has ever
given one moment's offense to this
board of regents, it has been wholly
unintentional, and I "humbly apologize.
Whenever the board has called
upon me, I have done my level best to
respond. If there has been any lack
of harmony between us, I fear it is
more my fault than yours. I certainly
have never meant to reflect
upon you. rne lack or harmony is
of long standing, Mr. Chairman, and,
again, I make no claim to be free
from blame. Governor Blease and I
fcave talked it over?I believe, MrChairman.
that he has talked^ it over
with you gentlemen, for a long time,
that there is friction here. Now, I do
not wish to avoid any of the onus
of that friction?I take my part of it
?but I believe this board of-regents
and I believe these physicians have
nonesuy done tne nest tney can, etc.,
. The constitution of the State of
South Carolina, article 12, under the
head. "Charitable and Penal Institutions,''
Section 2, provides that "the
regents of the State Hospital for the/
Insane and the superintendent thereof
.. . shall be appointed by the
governor, by-and with the advice and
consent of the senate."' Therefore,
wlien I first became governor, if I
bad wanted Dr. Babcock out, all I
would have had to have done would
have been to appoint some one as his
successor, and I could do the same
thing now. The same constitution
gives me the power of removal, and
I could very easily remove Dfc-sJBabcock,
or request his resignation, and
appoint some one else in his stead. If
/-iff m o /I r\ f a Ail jf
cliij cnui l oiiuuiu uc uiauc tu vuoi
Dr. Babcock, it will not be done secretely
and under handedly, but a
direct coramunicatipn to Dr. Babcock '
from me will be sent. Howeyer, this
would not be necessary, for Dr. Babcock
last September resigned as snperlntendent,
and insisted that I accept
his resignation, which I declined
to do, and it is today before me. So,
who is it that can "oust Dr. BabaaaIt
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You notice, further, in this letter
from this United States senator, itis
stated: "Governor Blease's underlings
and "satellites want to manipulate
the sale of that property, and
the building of the new institution out
at State Park." To show you how
unwarranted this statement is, by
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page 1225. (senate journal, 1913 page
810) you will see that it was I, as governor,
who vetod the bill to sell this
asylum property, stating fnat "I am
absolutely and unqualifiedly opposed
to the sale! of this property," and I
have stated openly and above board on
many occasions that I was absoultely
opposed to the sale of this property,
and that it would never be .sold while
1 was governor or %soutn uaronna;
and it will not be, if I can prevent
pire? }naina}B}s laqjjnj euj o; sy 'it
the building of the new institution
out at State Park." I appointd Col.
Elbert H. Aull, Hon. 0. L. Johnson
and Hon. James M. Payne, and re-appointed
Drs. Babcock and Robert
Wilson on that commission. I know
mat tnese men are aDsoiuieiy upposed
to the sale of this property, and
are today begging and pleading with
you, the general assembly of South
Carolina, to provide the money to
finish this work, and I have already
transmitted to you gentlemen an inTT-i+ofirtri
-fV/im +Viom urtrintr vnn tn
TXiailUU 11 VUi tuvui) j uu wv
visit State Park, in order that you may
see for yourselves the needs in connection
with this development.
The letter then goes on to state:
"An effort will be made to smirch