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"VOLIME LII, MM I! Eli 13. NE1YBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, FEBRI'A 1!Y 13, lillJ. TWICE A WEEK, fUl A HA*
k THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
F" RETURNS TO ITS WORK
| k vyeJ?ESI)AY WAS SPENT IX CITY
f BY THE SEA.
Fortner Bill is Attracting- Attention
in the Senate?Some Hard Work
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 12.?The general assembly
gets back to work today, after
spending yesterday in Charleston,
A large crowd went down yesterday
morning and returned in the small
Bhlonr? of this morning.
II The Fortner bill, which has passed
the house, to prohibit white people
from teacling negroes, is attracting
attention over in the senate, and will
be threshed out. The bill may come
f up today. Governor Blease has sent
to the senate the following special
message in regard to the measure:
Gentlemen of the Senate:
In view of the Fortner bill, which is
now before you, I beg to call your
attention to a few facts.
1 herewith attach photograph of
"the faculty" of "Benedict College, Columbia.
South Carollina," taken from
?he "annual catalogue*' of 1912-1913, id
"which photograph you will find white
and colora persons?men and women
?-mixed, and I would be glad if you
V would pay close attention to this
K I have been informed that one 01
the negro preachers, whose likeness
appears in this photograph as a member
of this faculty, is the same man
who is the pastor of a negro church
in Columbia, who has recently been under
charges by <his church for assaulsulting
or attempting, a negro woman,
man, and that this is the case which
. Jias recently been before Judge G. E.
Prince, in the circuit court of Rich
Ptfand county, upon induction or similar
proceedings brought as the result of
differences among negro church members
caused by the charge of this assult
or alleged assult against this man
I have been informed that one of the
white men whose likeness appears in
the photograph has been playing on
I the negro foot ball team of this colg
I have bee a informed that the negro
boys' dormitory of this institution has
.a white matron, whose likeness apI
pears in this photograph.
I have been informed that the negro
L boys in this dormitory have pictures
of white girls and of white women in
I have been informed that at a retention
or "scoiable." as mv infor
^ mant called it, given or held on the
^Lcampus of this college recently, white
j^women teachers mingled cn terms of
I equality with negro boys and negro
members of the faculty, and ate reft
-'reshments at the same tables.
I also beg to call your attention to
extracts from a letter which I have
received from the town of Beaufort:
^ "The President of the Board of
Beaufort. Charles E. Danner. hand bs
the funds of the Matha School
negro), the white teachers of which
I attend negro churches with their negro
H^pupils. The secretary, George Waterhouse,
is the son of a woman who
V came here to teach and taught in Penn
School, on St. Helena Island (negro
^chool, white teachers). It was at
Bj^-house's request that Gol. Thomas
Kimended the appointment of
mja. B. Cooley as a trustee in St.
Bfalso beg to call your attention jto
Ki<^ation from another letter receivBll
from Beaufort, in which it is
"One Miss Marion Harmon, No. 27
|^^?rospect Avenue, Wollaston, Mass.,
wie to Beaufort to teach in this
Bha School, some week or two ago.
B come understanding she wag to
Ri a white school, and didn't know
Vit was a negro institution until
arrived at the school. She was
H^Korced to stay in same house with
AM A MA V
pp tCdVUCi O, Lil CI C <Li c yvtu
Koes and white teachers in this
Bpl." This woman will gladly
^^Lyou some valuable information
conditions existing in
^^ers are from different
^this message is to
call to ycur attention the serious condition
in this State at these negro institutions
where white people are
teaching. 1 notice the press has made
a great hurran, and some people have
had a great deal to write and say
| about the Former bill. Knowing con|
ditions as I do, having seen with my
1 j own eyes and having heard with my
own ca: s, ana navuig wisra 10 pfupit*,
I say tc you gentlemen that the situation
is a very serious one. The matter
of a few white women teaching
' negroes in the city of Charleston may
" not be so bad, and I shall not express,
in this communication, my opinion as
ot wnat I think of any white woman
t who will teacli negroes anywhere.
But the conditions in Charleston are
i possibly quite different from what
) they are in :hese schools where white
; people are teaching neg' oes. sleeping
L in the same rooms with negroes, eat
i ing Nat the same tables with negroes,
: going to the same church with negI
roes, and associating with them generally?which
is teaching the negro |
[to look forward to social eauality, and
; which is putting in their hearts, as
. the pictures of these white women
j hanging in their rooms show, their i
! desire to come into closer contact with j
j white people.
, ; The preachers?some of them?and |
I tho npwsnaDers?some of them?may i,
I * ' . . . r
, ! rant, but South Carolina is going to
regret the day when she allows these j
i conditions, and if these conditions con- j
; tinue you will have more lynchings,
and. more stigmas upon the fair name
. of our State. <
. I appeal to you once again to pass :
the Fortner bill. If Charleston is
so terribly interested in her pet white
teachers who teach negroes, let i
Charleston be exempted from the bill. <
She seems to be exempted from all
other laws in this State, and I don't
see that it would do any harm to make <
her an exception in this matter. i
As governor, I have sounded the
note of warning. I have done my :
' | part, if ycu fai^ to dp yours, you and :
. i you alone are responsible. Some of
. ! you will not be in office when t*ie leg - j
islature convenes again, but it is a j
fact that you have a heart ar.d a con
science, and by not helping to relieve \'
. | these conditions the day may come ;
I when you will regret it.
There are sections of South Carolina i
where things that are being permitted j
in other sections would not be allowed j
any longer than it would take to blow
a horn and congregate a few people.
i (Signed) Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 10. 1914. 1
House Kills College Merger.
Tae house on Tuesday night by a
vote of 65 to 36 killed the Lumpkin
joint resolution providing for the
merger of the College for Women with
the University of South Carolina. The
bill was under debate for nearly four
hours at the morning and night ses- '
sion, and its end came when the house
adopted Mr. C. C. Wyche's motion to
strike out the enacting words.
The iMoLaurin warehouse bill was
advanced to third reading in the sen^
^? ? ,1: iv _ x -1-1- .
\ cite uuucj aii uuucrautuaiug UiilL IU?
test vote will be taken there. Notice
of general amendments were given.
The debate lasted the entire night,
with Senator McLaurin making what .
is regarded as the final speech on the
Tlie Negro Race Conference.
The sixth annual session of the
negro race conference of South Caro- j
lina, of which Richard Carroll is 1
president, or what you might call a
conference for the common good, meets
in Columbia, February 18 and con- 1
tinues in sesssion to the night of February
20. Able speakers from both
races are on the programme. Col E.
J. Watson, commissioner of agricul- 1
ture for South Carolina and J. W.
Thomas, of Bennettsville, will address (
the farmers. J. LaBruce Ward, M. D.,
will address negro physicians. Re- (
duced rates, on account of the meeting
of,the great Lutheran conference
of the Southern States, which takes
place in Columbia the same week, will <
also be granted to all persons desir- '
ing to attend the race conference. Dr. <
B. F. Riley, of Birmingham, Ala., one
of the most prominent on "The Re- I
lation of the White People of the South
to the Negro." This conference is us- I
ually attended by great crowds and is 1
, helpful to t;he colored people.
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We confess that our respect for the
ground hcg has increased considerably
sin po February 2.?Anderson
The ground hog is beL:g ^cognized
and getting his dues. He owes his
success and popularity to the newspapers.
as does many another.
The president today nominated for
district attorney 'Fiances H. Weston,
Columbia, and Tnited States Marshal,
James L. Sims, Orangeburg'?Washing
nn t-wo + /->Vi T5\shrMia rv Q
lUii A v w* ut4* ^ v
No place in Souu Carolina is more
interested in tins news than Newberry.
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"Street car strikes auto."?Headline
in Anderson (Mail.
That street car auto be fined for
striking the auto. What right has a
big street car striking a little auto
mobile"/ Way siiouict it striH.e me
thing? .It ought to have stopped and
given the 'mobile chance to get out
of the way.
The trouble with this week is that
it brings Valentine's day.?Greenville
You are getting old, man, and this
shows it. The yoirng folks will enjoy
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^ ? * '? ? *? r? - f a f A r? AVCf/iT?0
vjrcL up a suuu ap^ciuc w: o,
ice cream and cake, and salad, course of
course, by Friday night and attend the
Valentine entertainment, when you
will be entertained by j'.ie members
of Calvin Crozier chapter, U. D. C.,
in the store room lately vacated by
Mr. E. M. Evans. "A word to the wise
is sufficient" (at least it ought to be)
[or this occasion.
r * *
Lcok out for sore arms.?Green'ville
You dou't have to look out for them,
they are showing themselves.
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Question of the hour: Have you
been vaccinated in the past five years?
Appropriate question. Those who
lave not been ought to be. This is a
ferv imuortnat question and
should be attended to without
further delay. The small
por will linger until there has
been a general vaccination, and the
sooner it is done the better it will be.
[t has been too long neglected.
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More people have been vaccinated
cflnm I A lip ft?Am
.U.CL 11 * C71 UUVi C, 11 IV UO U VU1
Jie way some of them are "flocking"
:o the doctors. I^cts of people are
getting scared and are letting their
irms become scarred. Some of those
tvho have taken are decorated with
Deautiful little scabs.
Poor roads are much more expensive
than good ones.?Lancaster News.
Everybody knows this except the
rery ones more directly interested.
* * *
The weather forecast for the week
is in accord with the prophecy^f the
ground hog.?Lancaster News.
rrn j i f _ i 11
i ne grounu nog is Becoming as wen
inown as the Dutch weather prophet,
rhe Dutch weather prophet and the
ground hog ought to form a combina:ion
and publish an almanac.
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Have you done your Valentine shopr>incr
vaf'? T.'in/'Qctor Vqtvo
?7 v w uuuuukJbvi ?. ^ \* i? u.
If you haven't, shop early.
* * *
One sure sign the world is growing
better is that we seldom see
lightning rod agents nowadays.?Lancaster
It has been a good while since any
}f them have been seen in Newberry.
* * *
narry maw may not De dangerous,
but he should be made to suffer
:he punishment he deserves."?Lancaster
News. Why are you hard on
rhaw? Wouldn't you be trying to regain
your liberty if imprisoned? asks
rhe Newberry Herald and News. Perlaps
so, but society is interested as
ivell as Thaw.?Lancaster News.
We admit your contention, but
Thaw, like every other individual, is
an infinitesimal atom in the great
body of society, a mere speck on the
horizon of life, a drop on the ccean
of time and a bubble in the immensity
I of space.
* * *
Go to the carnival.?Chester News.
That's what you say. Some people
don't say that. That is a mere matter
of how you look at.it before you see
| They may say what they please
about Dr. Babccck, but let's not overlook
the fact that he lias done South
Carolina great good in the matter of
the pellagra disease.
* * *
Tt hoc hppn sfatpd that some neo
pie go to a moving picture show because
it doesn't make them think.
Others go because it does.?Greenwood
It may be that seme of the Greenwood
people go because they think it
makes them think. This is just what
we think or what we think we think,
c * *
Greenwood wants the trolley line
to Johnston.?Greenwood .Journal.
There is a way to get it, but it L.kes
some people a long time to find the
way. We wish those places that want
the trolley and are always talking
abcut it could get it.
* * *
What does all this asylum talk
amount to? What is it all about? It
is making mountains out of moie
hills and much to do about nothing
much. It is enough to make a well
man crazy and lunatics worse. We
wonder what the inmates would think
about it if t'iiey couM grasp it. "
* * *
Horse talk.?Headline in Anderson
Wonder if Jordan .Green has been
j in Anderson this week talking to the
* * *
Question Box: What is the quickest
time ever made in putting a bridge
ill position'.'?question 111 sparianDurg
Come over to Xewberrv and talk
with Mr. Monroe Wicker or Mr. Bill
Hill or Mr. John Henry Chappell aud
you will learn lots about the quickness
and durability of putting bridges
The doctors of the State have again
shown their generosity and their public
spirit in their promise to undertake
the matter of the inspection of
tViq cr?hrw\lc in hnnrl frvr fchp fitatp and
charge nothing for it, being satisfied
if they can prevent the spread of disease
and contribute to the welfare of
the people.?Florence Times.
We are alwaysglad to copy anything
pleasant about the doctors, as Newberry
doctors are among the leaders
in the State. None in the State are
better known than some of them from
The well known hobo "A. No. 1,"
who some time ago was reported
j killed, has recently married. That re!
minds us to wonder wftere A1 Edwards
is by this time. It will be recalled
that Edwards was in Newberry in
May 1912, with his little wheelbarrow.
He was on a tramp to visit the capital
in each State of the Union within three
years, starting from Indiana in Sep
tember of 1911.
Now is the time for the mothers of
little children to give the old time remedy
of sulphur and molasses for the
It seems that some States have a
purifying of the system.
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class of people called anti-vaccinationists.
It is a wonder they don't
turn it into a political organi ation.
* * ?
The case of Wade Perry was cited
in our last issue. He is a drayman
and was fined for soliciting passengers
" V ft n m i rt A inof V?/\
iur a LlCL\JI\.LUdll, YY UltU 133 agauio L. tuvs
law as laid down. That alters the
case. A drayman is not allowed to
solicit business for a hackman. He
must attend to his own business, which
is a good rule.
* * *
News of the illness of Dr. 0. T.
Wyche, speaker pro tern of 'the house
of representatives, will be received
with regret wnerever:iieds.Jmownt;Pr. ]
Wycne has been for many years a r?p- '
resentative from Newberry county and (
lias always stood for the right. It is
earnestly hoped that his illness will
not prove as serious as at first
thoug.it.?Greenville Piedmont, 7th.
An honest man is the noblest work
of God, but a good road is a noble
wo'k of man.?Gaffney Ledger.
If you keep on you will say something
after a while.
* * *
| A right-handed writer named W rignt,
j In writing "write"' always wrote
Where he meant to write "right,"
If he'd writte% "right" right,
Wright would not have wrought rot
I * * *
J Who was it said that a wise man
I should never write a letter and never
I destroy ore??Columbia Record.
; * * *
Some newspapers refer to the split
! log drag almost as often as they do
| the split skirt.?Greenwood Journal.
! VftiiP nf voiir insinuations.
* * *
.lolln Lind, we take it, agrees "with
| the president's plan of lifting the em|
bago on arms.?Greenwood Journal,
i They ought to lift the embargo on
j Lind's tongue.
* $ *
| ii is nara ior some peopie iu uuuei;
stand \vh? President Wilson is doing
! t'l^e honest thing in the Panama canal
' toll business.?Greenwood Journal.
i Xot hard for honest men.
* * *
j The Weather Man may yet vindicate
; the ground hog.?Greenwood Journal.
! Mr. G. Hcg may yet come in for his
? * *
* ^ 1 1 fa n *-? r? i n rr/s
AUIUI u:cs ctiitri 111a iitu mai ua6^.
! ?Headline in daily paper.
* * *
Some errors are not worth correcting.
The intelligent reader can al(
ways understand, while often the unintelligent
couldn't understand the
correction and would need an explanaj
tio.i of the whole thing from the bej
* * *
| What in the world has become of
Harry Thaw, and will the Parr Shoals
mystery ever be cleared up? I
We haven't time in this life to culti- j
vate grouches towards folks.?Irving j
P. Johnson. ' *j
It is a pity more of us are not that
* * *
We have traits that are very disagreeable
to other people, of which we
ourserves a,re suuiiiiici/ uuwu^ivus. :
?Irving P. Johnson.
If each of uis could only realize I
. * * *
Small pox situation is well in hand, [
say health authorities. Official says |
there is no epidemic in this city.?
Headlines in'Greenville News, 12th.
That is the way it is in the various
sections of the State. We breathe easier
Castillo Said to Have Been Shot,?
Cangrht By Cavalry.
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11.?Maximo I
Castillo and six of his followers were j
captured and executed Monday near J
Chocolate Pass, about 45 miles j
northeast of Pearson, Chihuahua, according
to telegrams received today
by Franisco Villa in Juarez.
Ttio mociffDc a'orp spnt from Oasas
a ix^ iuvc ?? - ??
Grandes, he said, by rebel officers. A
detachment of rebel cavalry under
Maj. Juan Samaniego surrounded
Castillo's band near the pass, it was
reported, and captured seven of them,
Referred to the Genial Doctors in
A big German once came to a doc
tor In a state or tearrui anxiety regarding
the state of his wife's health
After explaining the ways in which
she was "no good no more," t<ie disturbed
"I haf lost me alretty this year mine
best cow, mine best horse, mine dog
und.six sheeps, und -if-miae- vife die Ivill
haf me hardly an animal left on
BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE'S
UNION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Eighteenth Annual Session to be Held
in (ireenville, S. C., February
J Special to The Herald and News.
Greenville, Feb. 12.?The 18th ani
nual session of the Baptist Young
! People's union of South Carolina will
| be held with the Pendleton Street
J VUU1 Uil, Ui. tills ^ 1'CUlUaiJ JLI-JL.7,
Mrs. S. V. Parks, 110 Leach street,
will be glad to make ample provision
for the entertainment of all who may
go, either as delegates from unions,
or as repre: sntatives of the young
people of churches having no union,
or merely as visitors to the convention.
This, promises to be one of the most
largely attended sessions in the 18
years history of the convention. The
Rev. C. E. Burts, of Columbia, is pres- ,
ident; Mr. J. G. All^n, of Columbia, is
The following is th>e programme:
Tuesday Evening, February 17.
8?Devotional services?W. D.
! Wakefield, Columbia.
8:30?Address of welcome. Rei
8.50?Our Young People and the
: Great Commission?E. S. Alderman,
| 9:2()?Organization. Social gathering.
Wednesday Morning, February 18.
9:15?Class in B. Y. P. U. Manual?
W. E. Wilkfns, Greenville.
10:15?Devotional services?W. D.
10:45?-Three minute reports?'By
11:45?The pastor and his Young
People?W. C. Allen, Latta. '
12?The Call of the Hour?J. A.
I Davidson, Camden.
; 12:20?Address?H. L. Strickland,
j Birmingham, Ala. v
j 12:5.0?Miscellaneous business.
i Wednesday Afternoon, February 18.
j 3?Class in B. Y. P. U. 'Manual?W.
3:45?'Devotional services?W. D.
4.10?Demonstration of Devotional
Meeting?Central Baptis* church B. Y.
P. U? Greenville. ' n
Wednesday Evening, February 18.
8?Song service?W. D. Wakefield.
8:15?Devotional Address?E. M.
Pot eat, Greenville
8:30?Address?C. M. Faithful, Anderson
8:50?Address?H. L. Strickland.
Thursday Morning, February 19.
9:15?Clas6 in B. Y. P. U. Manual?
I W. E. Wilkins.
I r> o : *TTf r\ ri'.l..
jlu:io?cxnig oerviue?-vv. u. *vaa.efield.
} 10:30?Devotional Address?Geo. W
; Quick, Greeiki ille.
10:45?Round Table Conference?
j Overcoming B. Y. P. U. Difficulties?
I Led by J. G. Allen, Columbia.
11.15?Address?H. L. Strickland.
11:45?Our Young People in the
Colleges?T. V. McCaul, Clemson col|
[ 12?The Skilled Workman?E. J.
| 12:20?'The B. Y. P. U. as a Traini
ing Agency?Discussion. Led by J. C.
Spivey, Conway, and E. H. Johnston,
12:40?Report of eexecutive committee.
Thursday Afternoon, (February 19.
3?Devotional services?W. D.
3:15?Demonstration of Missionary
Meeting?First Baptist church B. Y.
P. U., Columbia.
4:15?Our Young People and Mis
sions?K. W. L?iae, Darlington.
4:'30?Adjournment. Vifeit to colleges.
Thursday Evening, February 19.
8?Song service?W. D. Wakefield.
8:15?Devotional address?A. B.
8:30?Young People and Evangelism?J.
S. Dill, Gaffney,
8.50?-Presentation of banner. Closing
words. Final adjournment.
He has a greasy, oily way?
Our saponaceous host;
-He- rose and gave what I should call
a Duuerea xoaei.