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L VOLUME LIU SUMBERti.^ NEWBERRY^ S. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. 1914. TWIC1 A WEEK, tut A Y1A8.
B NT MEASURES
ES HAVE BEEN >VOKK(i
>1 Measure?No Woman's
11/ IJIV1 ?'I WWV*
Hb The Herald and News.
Bp, Jan. 26.?Both houses of
Bal assembly worked steaaily
H The senate held a njght
pou Friday night, and then ad1
until 8 o'clock tonight. The
tield a session on Saturday, and
:ain at 10 o'clock this morning,
inncr and cnirif-pf! debate in the
L the asylum investigation
which, has now passed
& is referred to fully in
Kepeal Income Tax.
Rte on Friday night passed
B reading the Carlisle bill
B>r the repeal of the income
Whe principal argument for
of the law seems to be
IHtn^ost a ' aeaa leuer.
Br Textile Schools.
se on Friday passed to
Hi^g the Haynesworth bill
V for the establishment and
Rice of- textile schools. When
Hsure came'up for third read i
W cf Horry, wanted unanimous
it to offer an amendment so as
ike the bill applicable to the
Industrial school, and said
; the amendment were allowed
uld move to recommit toe bill.
Iheasure went over until today,
i bill, as it passed sesond readpplies
to counties in which th2
yees in cotton mills and factgtumber
2,000. Where the cit pf
such a county provide a
le site and $5,000 for the erecIf
suitable buildings, the State
provide $5 000 annually for the
rt of the school so established.
' ?w * fotTA*.
I. axguuiciii uscu in iaiui ui nt
B was the demand for this textile
H industrial training -by the mili
Kple. The bill passed to second
^^ding in the house by a vote of 67
>o Woman's Suffrage.
Mr. McMillan, of (Marion, introduced
v* the house a bill to allow women
p vote in all elections in this State,
and to provide for the admission of
u-flinftn tn the nractice of law in this
I State. Mr^ McMillan's two bills were
referred to the judiciary committee.
This committee submitted unfavorable
reports, which were adopted, and the
bills killed. "
Compulsory Education Measure.
*The Harper local option cumpulsory
education bill has been made a special
wk order in the house for tomorrw, and
V this week promises to see some disB
cussion on the subject of compulsory ,
B education?as ubject which has been
B discused mere or less by every le^isW
lature for several years
TheA>rimary reform" bill will be up
Bte fgyii^Lsion in the senate this week.
Bicholson began the discusbill
on Friday, offering
Bain amendments to the bill which
Introduced at the last session,
fce Weston bill to provide for
fical inspection cf school children
Expected to be discussed also in
senate this week.
Vetoed If Passed.
overnor Blease has stated in the
lie prints ?hat he would veto any
kpulsory education bill, any medical
lection bill, or any bill restricting
9 primary, which might be passed,
tso that it will take a two-thirds maV
jority in each house to get through
compulsory education, primary re
striction, or medical inspection.
The Warehouse Bill.
enator McLaurin has made an exBftl
speech in the senate on his
warehouse bill, the terms of
have been discussed at length
Ipe newspapers. This measure is
ffllP-kefore the senate for debate and
action. The Weston cl\ild labor bill,
^H?rJhe Lawson bill to provide for regis?xation
of births and deaths, and the
Rtittenberg bill to reguUtc the liqucr
raffic in Charleston have come up in
Kae senate and are still before that
K To Columbia College.
fovorable report was submitted
to the house by the ways and means
committee on Saturday morning 011
1 the joint resolution providing for the
merging of the College for Women, in
Columbia, with the University of
South Carolina. Tne proposition is
"At a public hearing last Thursday
afternoon the joint resolution >was
explained to the ways and means
committee. It provides for the trans-'
fer of the College for Women to the
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i board of trustees 01 me university m
trust for the higher education of women
in South Carolina. The property
of the Ccllege for Women is conservatively
appraised at $250,000. In
addition the College for Women
: agrees to raise a fund of $100,000 to
be used in liquidating its-bonded indebtednes
and improving its plant
before it is turned over to tihe?State.
Should the combination of the two
institutions take place the faculty of
the university will deliver the same
lectures at the College for Women
that they do now at tpe university."
Go to Florence Friday.
The genreal assembly has accepted
i ar invitation to go to Florence on
J Friday of this week to pay a visit to|
the industrial school, usually known'
I trc reformatory for white boys,
PASSES RAILROAD BILL
^Senate Declares in Favor of Alaska
Project?Will Cost trillions.
Washington, Jan. 24.?By a vote of
46 to 16 the senate passed late today
the Alaska railway bill, directing
the president to purchase or construct
1,000 miles of railroad in
Alaska at a cost not to exceed $40.000,000.
Fifteen republicans and Senator
Poindexter, progressive, voted for the
bill. Senators Bacon, Hoke Smith
and Williams (Dtemocrats) voted
The bill places upon the president
j responsibility for the selection of the
j rotfte from tidewater to the interior
i cf Alaska antl the construction, equip!
'"nnt 0 <-? nnnrofinp r\? loacino rvf c l) r> U
i ilium a;iu upti avivii v/i ivuoiu^ v/jl via
i lines as lie may construct or buy to
) constitute this route. The broadest
powers are conferred upon the president
in carrying out his duties.
The b'l! provides for a redemption
fund into which shall be paid 75 per
; cent, of all moneys derived from the
J sale of public lands in Alaska, or of
the coal or mineral contents. Machinery
utilized in the construction
of the Panama canal is made available
for the construction work.
j Unavailing efforts to reduce the
| $40,000,000 appropriation authorized
[ for the work were made. Senator
| Hoke Smith sought to have the api
propriation reduced to $25,000,000
and Senator Smoot to $35,000,000
Other amendments defeated were
those for government steamship lines
to Alaska; for the sale of Alaska
coal at cost to Pacific coast ports and
| for limiting the construction to main
The bill was amended to require the
senate's approval of the appointment
; of civil engineers receiving: more than
$3,000 a year; to forbid any payment
for the good will of existing railways;
giving injured employes the right to
sue the government, and limiting tk?
government's defenses to those pro|
vided for in the federal, employer's
i ? i o AO
iiauiiiL> ia.v\ ujl iouo.
A similar bill is pending in the
''This is the greatest encouragement
the West has received in many
years," said Secretary Lane tonight.
wlien informed 'that the senate had
passed the Alaska bill.
Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22.?Fire
believed to have been started by
sparks thrown out by a passing locomotive
iate today destroyed the plant
of the Trinity Compress company,
4,500 bales of cotton and about 25
loaded freight cars h^re. The loss
is estimated at $350,000.
Another fire started by a piece of
wood falling from a stove while the
occupants of the house were viewing
the destruction of the compress,
destroyed 13 small dwellings on east
Ninth street. The buildings and their
contents were valued at approximately.
| GOVERNOR'S POSITION
! ON PtNSION MATTERS
ImscrssEs (oxfedekate home
in ( oloibia.
| I'rgres Sufficient Pensions lint Wants
: Aid (Jiven to Those Entitled
| Sj)ec*ial to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 26.?In a special
message to the general assembly,
Governor Blease sets forth his position
on the question c-f pensions, and discusses
at some length the Confederate
home |in Columbia. The message
followed a conference between
Governor Blease and a committee of
| Veterans appointed at the reunion in
I Aiken to confer with the governor.
The message follows:
Message No. 12.
Gentlemen of t'iie General Assembly:
I tried to make three messages [
cover everything I had to say to you |
during this sessiion. Other matters
have come before me, however, which
I have had .to transmit to you. which
probably could not be considered mes~
^ ^ In . . 1 Aff AY*C. r\ f* t Y>n Y\ c m ^ frtl* 1
i5<agt;s, U11L UU1? 1CIIC1.XUI u audiuivi?ti |
Matters have taken place which were
not expected, and I have had to burden
you with more messages than I
had intended. Now comes this one,
at the request and as the result of a
conference with a committee appointed
by the Confederate Veterans of this
I want to put myself on record, so
there can be no mistake. First, and
above all, let me say I think that the
State of South Carolina should see
that no Confederate Veteran suffers 1
for the necessities of life. They most
assuredly should not be treated as
paupers. If you want to treat them
as paupers, let them go to the. homes
for the poor, and let them be treated
as paupers, which would be a disgrace
upon every citizen of South Carolina.
But I want to call your attention
thp f?r>t thnr thprp> arp. nn VOlir
pension rolls the names of men who
are getting money who are not entitle^
to it, and there are names
which are not; on these rclls which
should he there. Now, understand me
distinctly; I ajn in favor of giving
every man who fought in the Confederate
Army a sufficient amount of
money to buy the necessities of life
?that is, plenty of good food, plenty
of good clothes to keep his body warm
* J i. ~
anu coiiu-urutuie, aim iu uu) mcuiumo-a, i
etc., when necessary. The State of j
South Carolina should do this, if it1
takes an extra tax to do it, rather
than to see one of these old men suffer
for the necessities of life.
I think this makes my record clear, 1
so that it cannot be misconstrued.
I am fully satisfied that the establishment
of the home for the old
soldiers was a matter or sepumem
more than of good business judgment,
and that the general assembly at that
time probably took this action more ;
as a compliment to one of its mem- !
bers and as a matter of sentiment,
than for the real good they thought
it would do the Confederate Veterans.
I think the Confederate home has been
managed, as well as it could be j
managed, and, in view of the dirty
fight that has been made against its
management by some people merely
for political prejudice and spite, J
think that the institution has been ably
managed, and the inmates well cared
for and particularly well protected.
There is in charge of it Major H. W.
Richardson, who-has held positions of
honor and trust in his State, Who was
himself a gallant Confederate soldier,
and who, as everybody who knows
him well knows, is honest in his private
dealings, as he is in his public
dealings. On the board with him i3
Col. D. A. Dickert, an honest man
and one of the most gallant and dar
ing Confederate soldiers that the South
produced. Then there is Hon. James
T. Crews, a worthy son of "the noblest
Roman cf them all," Thomas Bissell
Crews, one of God's noblemen; Hon.
I. McD. Hood, for many years Auditor
of Chester county; the Hon. H. C.
Paulling, who has represented his
county of Calhoun for severa' terms
in the general assembly; and its chair
the Hon. .Tames G. I^ong, ^vHho served
the county of Union for many terms
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 7.)
WOULD PROHIBIT WHITE !
TEACHERS FOR NEGROES
OK BOTHER MINGLING OF RACES
novftmrir TPIIV I rp HP Has
Been Informed '?f Tliii.ers He
Can Hardly Believe.
Special to The Herald and Xews.
IColumbia, Jan. 26.?Governor
P.lease has sent to the general assembly
the following special message:
Messafe >'o. 13.
Gentlemen of the General Assembly: ;
t i ~ 1
i iictvc, in a.iinua.1 messages, mailed
attention to the fact of white people
teaching negro schools.
I have in my possession some let- j
ters which I think should be called j
to your attention along this line, and :
I herewith send you copies of same:
"Port Royal Agricultural School i
(Incorporated November 7, 1902.) j
For the Training of Negro Youth j
.J. S. Shanklin, Principal, Beaufort;
Beaufort, S.C . 19 J
"Board of Trustees?W. H. McLeod.:
provident, Seab?pol\. S. C.
1 omas I ee, vire president. Krc ;i'ore.
S. C.: X. Christensen. treasurc
, Peaufort. S. C.; Mrs. A. H. Chris-,
lensen, secretary, Beaufort. S. C.
Refeiences?Rev. Charles G. Ames,;
1 Dsfon. Mass.; C. I. Travelli. 246 Suintr
St., Boston,, Mass.; Prof. Booker
T. "Washington. Tuskegee. Ala.; I)r.
"Wallace Buttrick, 54 Williams St.,
y.W York City.''
T ? o f ! ? i c T Q
Ill UilUCl aiauu lua>. ciiio iiicin, ?. v.
Shp.nklin, the principal, is a negro. 1
am nlso informed that some of the
trustees of this school are white peo-.
I ' 1
II e. I am further informed that the I
references which some of .these white
trustees give, as printed on this lettor
head, are negroes, notably Booker
T. Washington. I can hardly believe
this, however?that white people
v ou!d. in South Carolina, give a ne- (
.o as a reference, and I think that
j h is a matter which you should inI
i vostifratp. so that, if it is true, it can
I." T - !
be known that it is not a State insti- !
tution; and, if it is not true, that these
j white people who are being imposed
jlupon this way, can protect themselves
| from further misrepresentations.
You will also find copy of a little
card which has been mailed me. which
I understand was sent around among
,the students of this institution to be
,sent out to others:
"Do not be ashamed, of your race,
rather be proud to be as the Lord
made you. Be thankful for your great
gift of song, "for the fortunate race
characteristics of cheerfulness, patience,
optimism and faith, which with
.proper education should make the
best race of farmers in the world." j
I do not know whether there are
any white teachers in this school or .
not, but think it well for you to find !
out whether there are or not.
f also have another letter head, the
following of which is a copy:
"St. Helena Island, South Carolina, j
Penn Normal Industrial and Agricul
_ _ . :
"Board of trustees?Hollie B. Krl?- 1
sell, chairman; S. G. Morton Mauls,;
treasurer; Alfred Collins Maule, secretary;
Francis R. Cope, Jr., L. Hollingsworth
Wood, John Thompson
Emlen, William K. Tate, Frederick!
A. Eustis, James R. Macdonald, Benry .
Wilder Foote, Miss Lucy Davis, Miss i
Ethel Paine, (Miss Rossa B. Cooley,!
Miss Erice Thorp, Mrs. Paul J. Sachs.'' i
"Advisory board?Arthur Curtiss !
,Tames, George Foster Peabody, Isaac !
Sharpless, Louise G. Myers, Mrs. vv. j
W. Goodwin, Mrs. William F. Jenks,
Mrs. Jofon A. Jeffries, Miss Harriet
"Frogmore Post Office
"St. Helena Island, S. C."
9 J ~ ^ ^ V. a t Am f\ nf fho
J unuersicmu mat oumt vi i
teachers in this school are white people.
I have been unable to ascertain ;
whet'her this is strictly a white school j
or whether it is a mixed school, but!
I am informed that there are white j
<?actiers in this school. I notice on j
the letter head the name "William K. ;
Tate.'* I do not know whether this
is the same man as W. K. Tate, State
superintendent of elementary rural
schools, of the department of education
of the State of South Carolina,
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 6).
MASSACRE BY REBELS
Few Men Arrive With Tale of Horror.'
?Story of Butchery.
Mexico City, Jan. 24.?One hundred
women and children and 150 federal
soldiers were massacred by rebels re
cently near Vanegas, north of San
Luis Potosi, according to reports received
The soldiers, with the women, surrendered
to the rebels and were taken !
to a ranch near Matehuafa, where the
alleged butchery occurred.
Maj. Rebollo and Capt. Ramierez
and a handful of men were the only
ones to escape. They arrived here
today bringing news of the massacre,
wViir>Ti tViov sa'ri r*f>r>nroH covoral '
> 11 1 V> 11 ^ tliu; VVV/Ui VU UV ? V* Ul
NEWS FROM POMARIA.
Pomaria, Jan. 26.?The hour of service
in the new Methodist church has ,
been changed to every first and third j
Sunday at 3:30 o'clock instead of 3 j
o'clock as heretofore. The Rev. J. A. .
Linn, who took charge of the Bethlehem
parsonage work just two years j
ago Sunday last, paid to this charge ^
a snpmal fr:hnte of resner>t for thfi
1 \ 1
kindness and general hospitality
shown him and .lis family during- the
two years of Christian work in theft* j
midst, saying during his 40 years of
ministry 110 work had ever been mere j
pleasant than among the people of
this charge. The Rev. Mr. Linn is a i
most able preacher and together with
his enthusiastic wife, who is a cheerful
church work, has made many:
warm friends in this section who hope j
they may be able to continue their j
good work,' for many more years.
Mr. T. F. Ligon is visiting at Mr. j
B. M. Setzler's.
Mr. h\ L. Epting, of Columbia, is
visiting his sister, Mrs. T. H. Wede- ;
Prof. W. A. Reiser spent the Weekend
Mrs. E.- Y. Morris is visiting her
sister. Mrs. G. A. Livingston.
Misses Lizzie Kinard and Nina ;
Jones, of Lucall, spent the past week
as the guests'of Miss Ethel Livingston.
y;s. Polly Graham is spending a
while with her slaughter, Mrs. G. J. '
There will be a box party given at j
the home of IMr. J. P. Adams Friday [
night, January 30 beginning at 7:30 J
o'clock. The proceeds will go towards '
the purchase of a new organ that is j
^ in fl>a Vau.' Urna roVi '
tu UC p.atcu 111 I.UC .it" J.XUJ/V LUUIV/U
in the near future. There will be
other entertainments and a pleasant
time promised to all who .attend. Th?
public is cordially invited.
Mr. J. L. Graham has sold his stock
of merchandise to Mr. G. J. Wilson,
ftci Wilcnn \T r I
UGluci ivuun ii ao uuuio. it ii.jwu. <ui, j
Wilson will be 110 stranger in our j
town as he has- been doing business in <
our town for a number of years. Mr.
Graham will give his entire time to
work of the postoffice. ' \
Mr. David Sawyer has closed out
his line of merchandise and has gone
to Atlanta, where Hie will engage in
Bax Counts, R. F. D. carrier on
route Xo. 3, says scarry horses,
and bad roads will make you
say things before you think. We
wonder what he will say when he begins
to make his rounds in the new
Metzs car that he is expected t<D purin
thp ripar future.
The box party at Forks school, near
here, on Friday night, January 16,
was well attended. A sum of about
$20 was realized, which will go for
the improvement of the interior of the
school. TMs school is taught this
year by MioS Buela Vann, who has
organized a School Improvement association
and is endeavoring her best
to do a great deal of improvement during
this school term.
(Messrs. Boinest and Troutman, wiho
have been delayed from ginning for
the past few weeks, on account of a
break down will be ready to begin
sinning cotton by Friday of this week
and will continue until they finish the
ginning for this season.
The main telephone line running in
to Pomaria is being repaired. The oM
part is beirtsr taken out and larger
and more substantial ones being put
m which will mean better service to
the subscribers. Another telephone
line has been added to our number
^nmnosed of Messrs. J. W. Alewine,
ft. M. Shealy. Charley Summer, and
BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY .
COMMITTEE TO REPORT AT PRESEJTT
House Resolution Which Followed
Governor's Message Is Adopted
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 26.?The State senate
on Friday, by a vote of 30 to 9, adopted
t'ae Stevenson concurrent resolution,
which had already passed the house,
providing for an investigation into
affairs connected with the State^hos- N
pital for the insane. The Stevenson \
resolution was offered and adopted
in tne-nouse following reading of
Governor Blease's special message
which was published in full in The ?)
Herald and News. Toe resolution
then went over to the senate, where
it provoked a heated and spirited de- %
bate before it passed that body. The
vote in the senate was as follows:
in lavui kjl iuc icjuiuuuu was ao
follows" Ackerman, Appelt, Banks,
Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle,
Christensen, Crouch, Earle, Epps,
Goodwin, Hardin, Hough, Johnstone,
Ketchin, Lawson, Lide, planning,
Mauldin, TVIcCown, Mullins, Nicholson, v
Fatterson, Kichardson, smkler,
Stuckey, Sullivan, Weston and YoungTotal,
30. Those who voted against the
resolution were: Clifton, Dennis,
Gross, Johnson, Mars, Sharpe, Strait,
Verner, Williams?Total 9.
The resolution provides for an in/
vestigating committee of three njembers
of the house and three members
rvf tVici conoto "tr> mol'o o tliftrnncrh in
ui viiv gvuuiv tv iiiuuv a V?UV?vwqu AM /
vtestigation of the matters relating to .
the State hospital for the insane re- ^
ferred to in the governor's message
and any otoer matters concerning^the .
management of the same and the welfare
of the unfortunate inmates and
the conduct of the State hospital commission
and all officers, regents and
employes of the said institution and
01 the property known as State Park."
The committee is to be required to
report to the general assembly before
the end of the present session. t
During the discussion in the senate,
Senator Crcuch, of Saluda, bitterly attacked
the board of regents for resolutions
adopted by the board, which
he read a? having been adopted on
January 15, as follows:
"Whereas, complaints have been
made to us individually and as a body
that certain friction amone the offi
cials of this institution is now in existence
and has been for some time;
- "Whereas, various members of the
medical staff reported to us that Dr.
Saunders was interferring, meddling
witfa 'them and thereby hampering
them in the discharge of their duties;
"Whereas, this board did on the
"12th day of December, 1913, hold an
executive session and have before It
Superintendent Babcock, Drs Saun-_
ders, Griffith, Thompson, I^ulmer and
Toole, and hear tl\eir various statements
in reference tb said matter; and
"Whereas, at said meeting Dr.
Saunders admitted tnat sne uad oeen
taking lessons under Dr. Cooper in a
certain branch of the medical department,
and that Dr. Cooper had fretuently
been on the premises and in
the building of the said institution
after he had'been defeated as an officer
thereof and after the superintendamI
Vi o KAAM f A l/onn 1 Tii'm
oiri/ nau L/ccu lu hi in
off said property and out of said
building; now therefore, be it re-' ,
"First, That this board deplores the
action of. Dr. Saunders in interfering '
with the other members of the medical
staff in the discharge of their duties
and that the members of this
board hereby place upon record their
condemnation of her continually hav
ing Dr. Cooper in the institution in
direct violation of the wishes of this
board of regents.
"Resolved, second, That this board
do find that Dr. Saunders has been
continually interfering with the other
members of the medical staff in the
discharge of their duties and in &ct,
preventing Dr. Blackburn from the
proper discharge of his duties and