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KIM)S THAT (ONYKT WAS
VEHV SEVEKELY WHIPPED
Committee Reports On Case to Whicl
F Attention Was Directed
Columbia, Feb. 2.?The comitteo or
penal ana cnaruaoie msuiuuons, uj
tbe senate, today reported on the
Simeon Ellis case. Simeon Ellis, a
life termer, was paroled last year b>
the governor and later Governoi
Blease sent up a sepcial message ir
which the following issues were raised:
1. Was Simeon Ellis cruelly whipped?
2. Was the electric battery applied
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^ The report of the committee or
penal and charitable institutions says:
The tesuJiony taken in the case
shows that Simeon Ellis asked the
^ guard to be allowed to speak to the
"v governor, who was at the time passing
on the street, and the guard refused tc
allow Ihikti to speak to the goverror
the guam claiming that he had nc
right toiillow prisoners to speak tc
anyone time uu uuy. umo iu?u i?v
guard t) It he would speak to the governor
c fyway, and thereupon threw
down th t tool with which he was working
antj went and spoke to the gov>
ernor, in defiance of the order of the
guard who had Ellis in ihis custody
This happened on Satnrday. On Sunday
following the guard reported th
matter to Capt. Sondley, and he ordered
Simeon Ellis to be whipped. Th
whipping was administered by Mr
The committee made a pnysicai e.\amination
of the prisoner on Wednesday,
the 25th of February, 1913, ana
k found signs of the whipping on the
K back of the prisoner, the skin being
plainly discolored. He was whipped
A on Sunday and this examination was
made on Wednesday following.
It is admitted by all that institution
of this kind must have rules aiiri regulations
for the conduct of the pris
? 3 a/>A Kd OTI
oners anu uia.i mcse i ua-a mus.
forced; it is necessary to apply punishment
according to the grade of th
offence, but at the same time the punishment
should be administered judi^
ciously and conservatively. Simeon
Ellis according to the testimony, was
not a good prisoner, and had been disobedient
at other times. He wilfully
disobeyed the order of the guard, and
was whipped for so doing. .
Your committee finds that he was
very severely whipped. This is the con
I elusion reached on this point Dy tne
committee, on the testimony submitted
to the committee, and your committee
would advise against whipping
W of such severity in the future.
The next issue raised by uii message
of the governor is: Was the electric
i battery applied for treatment of punishment?
Your committee finds in this case
that the electric battery was not applied
for torture cr purnishment, but
for treatment. The prisoner was subject
to spells or fits, according to the
testimony, and whether the doctor was
right or wrong in his diagnosis of the
i case or as to the remedy to .be applied,
the committee is of t'ne opinion that
the purpose of the use of the electric
battery in this instance was for treatment
TT!ib*c: had treated for this
ailment before by. application of the
electric battery. The electric battery
was applied in this instance on Monday
morning after the whipping on
\ Sunday, the testimony conclusively
shows that he was taken with one of
these spells on Monday and carried to
Uht; nospital for treatment, when the
electric battery was applied.
The attention of the senate is direct
ed to the testimony taken in this case,
-which is herewith submitted; and to
(the message of the governor referring
to this natter.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
G. K. Laney,
Chairman Committee on Penal and
Ted?If you can't decide between
your two girls, khy not pick the pretWm
H Ned?You see, my boy, the other
one has t'be money.
Madge?How do you know she
wasn't satisfied with the work of the
A Marjorie?She hasn't had any
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A natural impressio*.
Hp* Rosemary?A French, actress who
T is touring this country says all men
kffhornton?She probably judges the
Bge male sex by her own press
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! ? A MOKTOCYCI-K TlilP TO v j
lU LEESVILLE. >
| ? By Rev. Y. von A. Riser. '9!
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[ The other day I took a notion to !
> go to Leesville to see my father. The !
l roads were good, and knowing they '
r would not stay dry and hard long, de- j
cided to go the very next morning j
i after taking the notion. The trip to j
- be made from St. Pauls Lutheran par- j
sonage, Newberry county, six miles i
. below Prosperity and not far from
Pomaria, to Leesville.
11 I got ready for an early start, and j
. j after a cold breakfast?my wife want- j
j ed to get up and get an early break- ;
1 fasti but I would not let her?a little |
after daylight I got off. I expected i
a pretty run, and was not disappoint-1
^ ed. The machine worked beautifully, I
and, I guess, I rode superbly. Any!
way the dust flew. It was a very '
' windy day, and the wind blew very ;
hard against me; but I kept my seat, j
Fifty minutes put me to the steel j
* | bridge. That bridge cost lots of J
I money?it cost me $5?but every
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I time I cross over that bridge I am glad :
i I helped build it. It is so much beti
ter than a ferry, where one has to
j wait and wait, and yell and yell.
Ferries are good for slow-moving vehicles,
and people not in a hurry; but
give me a bridge every time?even if
I did have to help pay for it
I was born and brought up in Saluda
county, near the Saluda river.
In my childhood eyes how large that
stream used to be! Kow small now!
And how clear it was the other day!
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i muddy water, from off a trot line that i
i has the right name; but those days j
have long gsne by.
J After passing the "Big Saluda,' as
' our folks used to say, I suddenly
'! came to the Little Saluda, a smali
river that used to seem very large to
me?about the time I was learning to
ewim, when I swam over and back on
a rail whenever I got ready. Without
the rail I could not swim but a
few yards, but with the rail under
1 m--* I could swim across Little Saluda
and back before getting tired. It
itaicht have been right serious if tee
' rail had gotten away from me. 11
; j used to fish in the Little Saluda, as |
| well as swim, where the bridge is, and j
la litrle below. Sometimes Uncle
: Adam Kinard, whose watermelon
j patch was close by, would come along
land give me a melon; because he
j knew I was too good a boy to steal
. ~ tViot'o a fpot Th^p were
j U11C 11 \J V* kuuv O *-*. ovvvvi ?
j happy days. J
I was happy as I rode along think:
ing cf those happier days, when I
I was real young; but my machine was
[too swift and needed too much watch;
ing and guiding for me to let my
thoughts run too far away from the
nresont. 1 came to Mr. Joe Caughman's,
by whose house I used to
! stretch my legs as much as I could
| trying to get to the river quickly to
fish or swim. I saw him at work in
front of his house. He is older now,
but very much the same. I came to
> Uncle Adam Kinard's place; but he
I s not there any more. Then my ma!
chine struck soil my plow used to
V "U ~ r> nATlf
turn, wnere mcy uave uiauc a n*5??
road. Next was my Uncle A. P. Riser's.
I saw him sitting by the fire,
waiting for breakfast, or maybe just
warming himself after breakfast. He
, is not old yet, but active as he always
was, judging by his farm. The steep
hill near his house was the only hill
> that bothered me. When near the top
! a dog and mud made me get off and
j push to the top. They ought to dig
; tteat hill down some more, and cut the
An to let the sunshine
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j Well, I got to Leesville In an hour
. rand 45 minutes. My watch runs when
J I run. sometimes; but that morning
we be h ran all right. It was 8:45;
j when I got to Leesville. I spent the ;
: day there, had a nice time, and left j
'for home after 3 oclock. Two miles
out of town, but a long way from j
i home, as I was passing a wood pile'
'and ridinr: over chips, a long sharp'
; chip stood on end under my rear tire '
jnnd punched a big hole through cas-j
; ing and b.^th sides of the inner tube.
The air was all out before one could i
I tpll it. and the rear wheel seemed to
j be running over logs. There I was,
j a long way from home, alone with
! the wind blowing hard?but it was
| A Newberry friend, Mr. Peterson,
! had told me he had repaired a punc!
tured tire in 12 minutes, another in
j 15 and another in 20. I had never
had but two or three punctures in my
life and fhad not had much experience;
but it usually took me an hour
to fix a puncture. I decided I would j
see how long it took me to get ready!
' j to travel again. The tube had a great
i hole in it at two places, the size of \
a lead pencile; but in 18 minutes I
was speeding along on my way again.
I got home a good while before sun
down, and Has not much tired.
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Assessment of Real and Personal .
Property for Fiscal Year 1914. I, or
an authorized agent will be at the fol- ,
lowing places named below for the ,
purpose of taking returns of both real (
estate and personal property for Fis- .
cal year, 1914:
Newberry January, 1st to 13th, inclu_ I
sive and on every Saturday. ;
Longshores?Monday. February 2nd.
Silver Street?Tueodajr, February 1
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It works ?
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w e nave me
which to prepai
We are now
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Let us show it t
good values in
Several car 1
food tor horse
booked up on tl
We are agent
See us before
complete line oj
and Old Domin
ing to our Hare
Newberry Cotton, mill?Thursday
Oakland Cotton mill?(Friday, Feb
Mollohon Cotton mill?Monday, Feb
And in the Auditors Office in thi
Court House Friday, February 20th
after which date a penalty of 50 pe:
cent will be added against all persons
firms or corporations failing to maki
their returns as required by law.
would dislike very much to have t<
add this penalty but I am require<
by law to do so. The law requires i
tax on all notes, mortgages and mon
ver Too Col
ley to Earn
as well in winter as ii
jr Sundays or Holiday
ded on July 1st and J
sft for three months <
r Savings Department
f any amount gladly i
)w at Han
Harrows and other i
re your land for the b
prepared to sell yoi
larket for the money
o you. Aso we are
Buggies, Buggy Har
oads Flour and fee
sk to see the famous '
:s, cows and chicli
11D JL^CU ailU tan aa v w
s for the celebrated j
umbia Guano Co.
: placing your ordei
c heavy and staple D
ion Hats. We are i
eys, also an income tax on gross in- t
7 comes in excess of $2,500. ]
There shall be a capitation tax of J
r, fifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds 1
to be expended for school purposes. *
- Dogs not returned for taxation shall c
not be held as property in any of the ?
- courts of this State.
All male persons from 21 to 60 J *
e years, except Cenfederate soldiers, or j *
5 1-1- - a or O It
i, j tnose persons lncapauie ui saiuius ? r
support by being maimed or from any r
i, other cause, are liable to pay a poll 1
3 tax of one dollar. *
I Real Estate is to be assessed thtfl 3
3 year. Each tract or lot of land must c
I be assessed separately. Also state
i to assessor whether you have bought
- or sold any real estate since last re-jl
n summer; and
IT pays 4 per
or longer bear
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ig crop for 1914
i the best farm
ness and Heavy
ds of all kinds.
:ens. We have
in d wide world
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\ We carry a
ry Goods, Shoes
:urn. The law requires that all property,
both real and personal, be assessed
"at its true value in money,"
jvhich is construed to mean, "The sum
>f money for which said property, un- >
ler ordinary circumstances, would
sell for cash." . .
Please don't ask that your.property
>e taken from the tax duplicate the
;ame as last year. The law requires
.hat all property must be listed oft
egular tax return bl&nksand propeary
signed and sworn, to by person maknz
return. Please be sure to have
rear returns in, on or before the 30th
>f February, 1914-.
Eugene S. Werts,
1 County Auditor.
)ec. 18, 1913.