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V OLUME LU, NUMBER 10. IfEWBERRY, S. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY .% 1914. l'tVIC* A VHEEK. 11.M > T?A?.
fOMJIISSION ORGANIZES WITH
^ XAULDIX CHAIRMAN.
Testimony Will Be Taken in Supreme
i Court Room, Bearinnine Toes- j
I dav Afternoon. j
' ? !
Columbia, Feb. 2.?A special meet-;
ing for the purpose of organizing was
held today, in the senate eft)amber, by
The special commission, composed of
three members from the senate and
E^Mree from tne nouse 01 represeuw- ives,
appointed to investigate con- 1
Bkions at the State Insane Asylum.
Ma tor Mauldin was elected chairman a
Bhe commission, and C. C. Wyche, c
motion of Mr Wyche a committee 8
& three, to consist of the chairman
and two other members, was appointed !s
BI to employ a permanent stenographer |T
H to take testimony "before the commis- it
ft sion. It was agreed that the commis- 1
B sion should meet at 3 o'clock on Tues- j
day February 3 next, in the supreme j 3
court room for the purpose of taking j
It was moved and carried that the j j
commission subpoena Senator Tillman,
the superintendant of the asylum, the l
secretary of the board of regents, the
secretary of the asylum commission,
and require that they bring with them 1
whatever documents pertaining to the 1
WL asylum they should fcave in their pos- 1
Mr. Stevensen moved that any mem- ^
ber of the commission shall have the .
w right to have free access to any recc
ords of the State hospital or of the *
State hospital commission during the
pendency of this commission, and also
il so enter and inspect any of the buildp
ings, which" motion was carried.
\ It was moved and ordered that the ?
governor ana uis jjiivdce scvicuhj, j
B| Senator Tillman, Mr. Bunch, Dr. Babj
cock and Dr. Saunders be the first wit- -j
1} esses to testify before the commis- j
sion, and that the board of regents ^
shouM next be called or summoned be- t
lore the commission. It was moved j,
and carried that the committee ap-1 (
r pointed to select a stenographer should
also have the power to sel-ect a ser- |
geant-at-arms for the commission. ,
^^ Afieath of Mr. J. D. S. Livings tin. t
^Mr. James Daniel Smith Livingston, 1
Mfme among the oldest citizens of the> s
^^Fcounty died at his?fcime in Newberry *
Hv Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the
advanced aere of 87 years.
He is survived by his wife, wtio was ic
B "before her marriage. Miss Mary P. c
Vaughn. The two had traveled life's
road together as man and wife for 62 c
years, much longer than is the privi[
lege of many.
Mr. Livingston was a farmer for
many years, but moved to Newberry 1
. about 35 years ago, where he has *
^ since resided leading a quiet life, j
Their only daughter died only a lew
R years ago, and there are no children }
HL surviving. Mr. Livingston (had been *
I in feeble health for several years.
I The funeral was held from the resi- (
W dence Monday afternoon at 3:30 4
IT o'clock, the nephews and grand 1
nephews acting as pallbearers. The |
funeral services were conducted by
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rttlV. ?J. Lid. v^ai naic, paoi.ui vt
klethodist church, of which church
Kir. Livingston had been a member for
Knany years. Interment was (had at
n? following were the pall bearBh.
h. Bleas^Cole. L. Blease,
S. Livingston, Daniel G. LivKn,
Philip Trotter, Daniel Trot0.
Havird and Daniel Lee Fel- *
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Card of Thanks.
fc)ditor The Herald and News: (
KI wisn to tnaiiK most sincerely every ^
\reon who so generously contributed ]
fund which was raised to make
ood eVen a small part of my great j
ass "by fire a week ago, when my j
stables, horse food, mules, cows, (
fcgagon, buggy, farm imple- ]
were all completely de- .
every one, I am,
H^and gratefully, <
wman S. Derrick.
NCREASE NOT EFFECTIVE
FOR PRESENT OFFICIALS
"ndcr Amendment Adopted By Senate
As to Auditors' And Treasurers'
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 2.?It was noted in
he last issue of The Herald and News
hat an amendment had been offered
n the senate increasing the salaries
>f the auditor and treasurer of Newjerry
from $1200 each to $1400 each. J
This amendment was offered by Senitor
Jchnstone through the senate
inance committee, along with various
>ther amendments to the bill providing
or the salaries of the county tieasirers
and au iitors of the State.
Debate on the bill in the senate was
idjourned until this week, but an
imendment offered by Senator Clifton,
>f Sumter, was adopted, providing
hat the changes in salaries- snail not
iffect those persons now in office.
Under the amendment by the Sumter
enator the change as to Newberry
vould not be effective during tiie
erms of Auditor Werts and Treas:rer
The bill will probably be taken up
igain this week.
x THE >EWS OF POMARIA.
)eath of Mrs. Hipp.?Some Fine Sermons.?Marriage.?Small
Pomaria, Feb. 2.?.Small pox and the
numps are traveling through here
hriet p?np>niallv small pox
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vhich is mostly confined to the colled
people, but a lot of people are
laving their arms vaccinated to be on
he safe side wlaich is a pretty good
dea for we know cf several cases of
>mall pov where the negroes had
t and would not let it be known
intil they were well or nearly so, for
.'ear the doctor wouldn't let them go
mywhere. This has spread some all
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severe cases about here. You don't j
mow where it will break out next. '
One of Mr. G. S. Long's small girls
lad the misfortune to fall and break
ler.left arm on last Sunday evening
vhile she and others were playing in
he yard. The bones were replaced j
md she is getting on as well as j
;ouia De expeciea.
Mr. Dairies J. Shealy, a student at
;he Lutheran Theological seminary,
it Columbia, made a very forceful
>lea at St. Pauls Sunday in behalf of
he Luther league. Mr. Shealy is a
ine orator and is by no means a
Granger here as we have heard him
. Th& axe can readily be heard in the
voods and a lot of wood is being cut
is the rain stopped the plowing for
l while. It will soon be time to haul
>ut fertilizers for another crop. The
>ats look very promising after .the
ararm weather and nice rains last
Mrs. Martha (M. Hipp, wkiow of the
ate David Hipp, died at her home
lere after a lingering illness of about
hree months, caused by a severe
>urn, which caused her suffering to
je great at her last days which she
x>re with all patience and remarkable
?ourage and was for the most time
fteerful. She was born on January
JO, 1840, and died January 27, 1914,
naking her age 74 years. She leaves
:o mourn her departure one sister,
Mrs. Frankie Bundrick, one son, Mr.
Richard H. Hipp and four grandchild-en,
all of Pomaria. She was a charier
member-of the Pomaria Evangelical
Lutheran church and was buriod at
:he Bethleftem church burying ground
her pastor, tJbe Rev. J. A. Linn, in
:he presence of a large host of rela:ives
and friends who gathered to pay
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,ne iasu tu auvw mc
:eem in which she was held.
Mr. Mannie Cromer and Miss Janie
Sease, daughter of Mr. Jack Sease,
ivere married by the Rev. J. A. Linn
it the parsonage last Friday at 3
/clock. We wish for them much happiness
in strolling down, the paths of
The Rev. D. P. Boyd preached a
ine and very forceful sermon at Ponaria
Methodist church on last Suniay,
taking for his text the beautiful
life of Joseph, which would be a very
impropriate Woodman of tfoe World
sermon. He certainly did hold the
attention of his congregation for
>hort 40 minutes as he is a very able
speaker with a fine delivery.
SHOWS NECESSITY FOR
SALE OF STATE FARMS
fiOVFRNO-R . BLEASE .DISCUSSES
Is Sending Convicts to Chain Gantrs,
And Farms Will Very Soon
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 2.?Governor Blease
has given out the following statement
in which he stresses the importance
of +hf Dassaere bv the general assem
bly of the pending bill to provide for
the sale of the State farms, saying
that he is steadily sending the convicts
back to the chain gangs, as they
are asked for by the counties, having
already sent back 64 witfliin a
short time, and now having the applications
of three other counties before
him. which applications will be
granted as soon as a few omissions
in the papers are supplied.
i ne guveruur s ftLcticiucut l\>uks>< o.
"Yes; my record, as cited in my annual
message, as a representative and
as senator, has been in favor of the
sale of the State farms, and the placing
of all convicts upon the public
roads, and I am in hopes that the
legislature will promptly pass this bill
However, I have a more important
reason for asking it than my own op
inion. 1 .have adopted a system
which will soon of itself do away with
the State farms, that is, as each county
makes the application and 'files proper
affidavits that it is properly able
to handle its own convicts, I am
commuting all sentences of able-bodied
male prisoners from the peniten
tiary to the county chain gang. Within
the last few days 64 have been returned,
and I now have on hand three
otter counties' . applications, which
will be granted as soon as one or two
little points which they omitted have
been filled in. Consequently it will
be seen that the probabilities are
that all convicts will be back in their
respective counties within the next
30 or 60 days. Then the State farms
would be depleted, the land would be
on hand with no one to cultivate 11,
and the mules and stock would be on
hand with no one to use them. Of
course, tlbis can only be brought
about by the representatives of the
counties themselves, who are making
requests for these prisoners.
"Therefore, I think it would be
very nice for this general assembly
to provide-for the sale of the farms,
and to do so now. They have been
put on notice. They cannot say tfhat they
were taken by suprise, and if they
find themselves feeding 75 or 100 head
of stock through the summer, with a
few acres of land standing idle, it
will be their fault for not passing
this bill. They are in session; they
have three more weeks to go, and they
have certainly been given good and
"In my opinion, the public roads
are the place for the convicts, and on
the public roads they go.
"In addition to this, the sale of
these lands will relieve the financial
situation of the State to some extent,
just at this time, and I really think,
outside of all other considerations,
in view of the large appropriations
that will be asked for, that every
available dollar should be brought
The following is the number, by
counties, of 64 already sent to the
Anderson, 6; Dorchester, 2; York,
6; Spartanburg, 8Lancaster, 5; Lee,
4T Union, 5; Lexington, 5; Fairfield,
6: Newberry, 9; Cherokee, 8.
There was nothing much for salesday
in February. Master H. H, Rikard
sold as follows:
In the case of John C. Halfacre
against Ruth I" ore and others,
112 3-100 acres r'aul S. Halfacre for
$2,350, and 133 24-100 acres to Paul
S. Halfacre for $2,300.
In case of Mary J. Miller against
William W. Miller and others, 95 1-4
acres to J. D. Wheeler for $2,550.
J. S. Wheeler in the matter of the
bankrupt estate of Hawkins Bros.,:
sold a lot of accounts, which were
bought by A. H. Hawkins.
GOVERNOR REPLIES TO
SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE TO
THE STATE SENATE.
Senate Then (joes Into Executive Session,
Exel 11 diner the Public From
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 2.?The Herald and
Xews has already published in full
the special message of Governor
Blease in regard to white teachers and
white trustees for negro schools, and
the reply of Senator *Tiels Christensen,
of Beaufort, to this special message
of the governor.
r?n TVmrcriav fkvvprnor Blease
sent the following special message to
the senate in answer to the remarks
of the senator from Beaufort:
Message >'o. 14.
Gentlemen of the Senate:
I notice from the journal that, in
rising to a question of personal privilege,
one Niels Chirstensen, styling
himself senator from the county of
Beaufort, has seen fit to say that I
vr once irurtee of a n^gro college.
1 his is true, but when he says I was
a candidate for the job 'lie is mistaken.
The facts are that some years
L'go some friends of mine came to
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l'MS 3.I1Q SliALCU tlld.1 Uli a.CUUUiii wl liic
fact that I was opposed to white people's
mobey being used to educate
1 cgroes, they wanted me to go on the
Loard of trustees of the State Colored
college. After conversation with
t' r.u. 1 finally agreed, f:r the purpose
of en-Iv-i.v1::^ Lo rcJiice appropriations
for that institution. I went to
tbe board and found there as good
oi il. n V,? ? Afr/%v -r\r*s\
in en as south umuuua nets oci i;iuduced,
and none wfoo had been the
captain or son of the captain of a
negro company in the Union army,
v/ho led charges with negro troops
against the white soldiers of the
That, however, in my opinion, is
quite different from being trustee of
a private negro school. I believe
practically every b?ard of white trustees
in fee State are also trustees of
negro public schools, but I do not beleive
that those trusttes would for a
moment accept the trusteeship of a private
negro school. Nor do I believe
they would give negroes as their references.
To day I am ex-officio chairman of
the board of trustees of the negro col
lege of this State. Every other governor
has been since that college was
established. Therefore, any man who
would refuse to be ex-officio trustee
of a negro college, would have to decline
to be governor of the State. But
this is quite different from being the
trustee of a private negro school and
giving negroes as references.
(Signed) Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, Jan. 29, 1914.
jpoifowmg me receipt ui iui? message,
the senate went into executive
session.' The following report in regard
to the executive session is taken
from the News and Courier:
"Columbia, Jan. 29.?Behind locked
doors tonight the senate of South Carolina
engaged in a heated debate on
wneuier or noi w vApuugc num i?,o
records a message from Governor
Blease on Senator Christensen and a
statement by the latter along with the
governor's first message on the matter,
while the lojby of th<* capitol was
full of visitors wondering what the
senate was doing and waiting to see
what the outcome migfht be.
"The situation tonight was the result
of two messages sent to the senate
by Governor Blease, in which,
among other statements, the governor
referred to Senator Christensen as a
trustee of a negro school at Port
Royal, in Beaufort county. The statements
were resented by Mr. Christensen
and hie friends, who construed the
governor's message as an attempt to
reflect upon the integrity of the senator
"A motion to expunge the governor's
message meeting withv opposition,
friends of tibe Beaufort senator re
pelled the insinuations against tneir
colleague and demanded that justice
be accorded him. While the discussion
raged different motions were offered. A
resolution proposing the confidence of
the senate in the integrity of the
Beaufort senator was abuot to be introduced
wfaen a compromise was
agreed to, and a committee was appointed
to consider the messages and
report what disposition should be
made of them.
"A recess, after a session of two
hours was taken and the committee
came beck, and again the doors of the
senate chamber were locked. Tfiie
committee asked for more time and
this was granted, and the matter went
over until a future meeting. The senate
"emained behind locked doors until
10:30 o'clock, and then lifted the
seal of secrecy and resumed open ses
I sion, finally adjourning about 11
! o'clock to meet again on Tuesday at
"Senator Christensen, in reply to a
request from The News and Courier
correspondent for a statement, said
that as he had taken part in the executive
session, his lips were sealed
until the senate raised the seal of
cA/^rnAi- fvnm if-e n'TI'VfPPili'n
I OtV/i V/V/J i.1 U?*? * V-O J/* w 1->? "The
executive session of the senate
and the suddenness with winch the
political fires burs.: into flames stirred
| the interest of the legislators and visj
itors to fever pitch. The matter was
j much discussed on the streets and in
hotels lobbies and there was general
inquiry into what was going on."
THE' NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
tJjp T)e?th of Mr. Alleu M. Lester.
People Who Are Coming and
'Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Feb. 2.?Mr. A. M. Lester,
one of Prosperity's best citizens,
died at his home Tuesday morning,
after a short illness.
Mr. Lester was an active member of
Grace church, being an elder at the
time of his death. He was also one
of our oldest merchants, having been
in the mercantile business for the
past 25 years.
The funeral services were conducted
at tf.ie Prosperity cemetery Saturday
morning, by his pastor, the Rev.
E. W. Leslie. The church council of
Gn.ce church acted as pall bearers.
Thr floral offerings were beautiful
Mr. Lester is survived by his wife
and fcur children, Mrs. J. D. Quattlebatim,
Misses Lena and Annie Laurie
lister and Mr. J. Allen Lester.
Misses Elizabeth Hawkins, Willie
Mae Wise and iMartha Creighton,
spent Saturday in Newberry.
The Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh is
spending a few days in Columbia.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert kas gone to
Newberry to attend the funeral of her
uncle, Mr. Smitfj. Livingston.
Mrs. uorrie ivxcwaters iea*cs iuua;
for Atlanta for several weeks' stay.
Mr. S. J. Kohn spent the week-end
in Columbia, the guest of Mr. A. H.
Mr. A. L. Wheeler, of Columbia, is
home for several months' stay.
Mr. Joe B. Hartman spent Monday
in Columbia. C"
IMrs. C. T. Wyche has returned from
I a short visit to Spartanburg.
Messrs. A. H. Hawkins and H. J.
Rawl were in Columbia Monday night
for "Within the Law."
Mr. P. L. Langford spent Sunday in
Cadet J. Allen Lester, who was called
home on account of the death of
his father, returned to West Point
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Kibler, of Columbia,
Dr. Edd Ridgell, of Batesburg,
Misses Todd and Pierce, of Columbia,
attended tfoe funeral Saturday
of Mr. A. M. Lester.
Mr. Heber Ballentine, of Uttie
Mountain, spent the week-end with
)Mr. J. B. Ballentine.
Prof. Gilbert Voigt, of Newberry
college, visited Mr. A\B. Wise Friday.
Meeting of Field Day Committees and
Teachers' Association Saturday.
All members of field day committees
are urged to meet Saturday, February
7, 10 o'clock in high school
building. Every teacfiier in the county
is requested to attend the teachers'
meeting Saturday, February 7, 11
o'clock in high school building. The
success of field day depends on tnese
meetings to be held Saturday. Thanks
in advance for presence.
Geo. I>. Brown;
County Supt. Education.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WILL RECONVENE TODAY
THE .MEASURES WHICH ABE ENGAGING
Compulsory Education And Two-Cent
Rate.?Sale of State Farms.?
u tner Matters.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 2.?The general assembly
will reconvene tomorrow
after a recess since Thursday night.
The members took a trip to Florence
on Friday to visit the South Carolina
industrial school, commonly known as "
the reformatory for white boys. A
pleasent and profitable day is reported
by those taking the trip. The senate
meets again tomorrow at noon and the
house at one o'clock. This being the
I first Monday in February, and salesi
rvf a rvs atvi f A ?
Ucl.V , L?iua L VI tuc ULC1UUU1 O nauvuu l/VT
be at home today, and hence the recess
The Compulsory Edncation Measure.
What is known as the McCravey-Harper-La
wson local option compulsory
education measure, whicfn is pracI
tically the same as the measure
which passed both houses last year
and was killed by the veto of the
governor, passed second reading in
_tlie house last week with very little
i argument, by a vote of 65 to 32. This
' mPflsiii'P is in snhstano.e as follows:
That the county board of education,
in any county of this State upon the
written petition of one-third of the
qualified electors residing in any
school district of the county, shall order
an election to determine whether
or not the compulsory attendance of
children between the ages of eight and
12 years shall be authorized and
enforced in the schools of such district.
Upon the written petition of onethird
of the qualifeid electors of any
county in the State, the county board
i of education of such county shall or|
der an election to determine whether
| cr not Che compulsory attendance of
| children between the ages of eight and
119 vnono choll anf-hnrizpr? and en
| forced in all the districts and schools
! of such cotinty.'
In such election only the qualified
electors residing in the school district
or county shall be allowed to
Duty Imposed Upon Parents.
In the district ct in the county
which votes for compulsory attendance
in the manner above described it
shall be toe duty of every parent or
gaurdian residing therein to keep in
daily attendance at some public school
in said district or county every cmia
or ward between the ages of eight
and 12 years under the control of said
parent or guardian for the entire
school term provided by the district
board of trustees, unless such child
or ward is in regular attendance for
an equarterm <tt such regular private
school, or unless said parent or guardian
presents a certificate from some
licensed physician as evidence that
such child or ward is physically or
mentally incapacitated for school
work, cr unless said parent or guar
dian presents to the county board of
education satisfactory evidence that
the labor of said child is necessary ta
the support of said child: Provided,
that tt^e district trustees in every
county, city or school district in which
the provisions of this act are in force
shall have the power to buy suitable
clothing and suitable school books and
pay for the same out of the sdhool
funds of the district in which \ said
child shall reside, whenever it is made
tr* Armfiflr to said school board that on
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account of laclf of money the child or
its parent or guardian or other person
having control of such child is not able
to comply with the provisions of this
When any child between the ages
of eight and 12 years and not exempt
shall have been absent from school
for five consecutive days or more than
five days in any scholastic month,
without valid excuse, it shall be the
duty of the superintendent, principal
or teacher of said school to report
such absence in writing to the chair
man of the district board, wjio shall
forthwith, either in person or in writing,
or through some officer designed .
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