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VOLUME LU, Kl'MliEK 1?. NEWBERRY, S. C* TI ESDAV, FKKIilAKY 24. 1914. TWICE A WEEK, ?U? A HAS.
I SENATE WORKING ON
SENATOR T. .1. MAI LDI.X IS El EC-!
TED Jl IWE
Vital Statistics Measure Passed by j
House.?Ses>ion May End
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia. Feb. 23.?Both houses oi' j
the general assembly adjourned 011 !
Friday night until tonight at 8 o'clock.
The house is waiting 011 the senate to
dispose of the appropriation bill. The
..ppropriation bill is in the finance
\ committee of the senate. This committee
is hard at work on the bill,
and is expected to report it to the
senate tonight. It is stated that the
bill is being cut in a good many particulars
by tne committee.
/ Final adjournment will hardly be
reached before the end of this week,
i Senator Mauldin Chosen .Judge.
Senator T. J. Mauldin, of Pickens,
was unanimously elected judge of the
* new 13th circuit, comprising the counties
of Greenville and Pickens. The
governor will appoint a solicitor for
riie 10th circuit, composed of the
counties of Anderson and Oconee. MrKurtz
P. Smith, of Anderson, and Mr.
Marcus C. Long, of Walhalla, are both
prominently mentioned for the place,
and are both bei.ig strongly urged by
their many friends.
Vital Statistics Measure.
The house has passed the measure
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introduced Dy -ur. narpcr, ui u<\i lington,
to provide for the registration
of births and deaths in this State. The
registration machinery is placed untler
the control of the State board of
The Miley "primary reform'' bill
Las been given its final reading in the
^ house and has gone over to the senate.
As soon as the senate disposes of
the appropriation bill, and the two
houses get together on the omnibus
county supply bill and the magistrates
bill, it is probable that a speedy ad
journment will be reached. The session
has now passed the customary
i I) ft!
two-i enr isaie i>iii.
f The 2 cent passenger rate bill has
been the subject of a great deal of
discussion in the senate during the
past several days. This measure is
still before the senate. Governor
Blease tonight sent to the senate the
following special message urging the
passage of the 2 cent measure:
Governor Urges Measure.
Gentlemen of the Senate.
I am very much interested in tbe 2 ;
i cent rate bill. I am particularly anxious
that it shall become a law?not
so much that it would help me individually,
or that it would 'help me po
Htically, or that it would be of any ;
special credit to me in having it passed,
and not because some might say j
That it was an administration measure,
"but because I am particularly interp
ested in the people of my State who
are not able to buy mileage books,
and thereby become favorites of the
railroads. And I am pleading for the
P poor man who needs help in this matter?the
poor man who has to travel
with his wife and sometimes with his
wife and children, and who is not able
to buy 1,000 mile books.
Now, gentlemen, 1 have heard some i
senators on your floor make statements
which it does not seem to me
They could possibly have been so thoroughly
posted on unless they had received
their information from some
k particular sources. For instance, the
argument as to rate: What have passenger
rates to do with freight rates?
Some have said that to reduce passenger
rate would injure the railroads so
orkrirviinltr I Vi r\ ^ 1 J
oc luuaij men n wuuiu t'l iypie cueui.
Evidently these forget the exorbitant
freight rates that are charged; they
i'orget the money that the passenger
train gets for hauling the United
P States mail; they forget the excess
baggage money, wh'ich amounts to a
large sum, tJhat is collected by the
railroads; they forget the express
business that the railroads do, for
which tney receive pay. When they
say that the passenger rate reduction
T/ill create such serious injury, they
must forget that nearly every passenger
train hauls the United States
mails, handles the Southern Express
company's business, and gets excess j
baggage profits. Therefore, you see !
iliac every passenger train that runs
is not entirely dependent upon the j
..umber of passengers that are on j
board, and this argument is very fal- i
iacious. Very often the poor man. j
whom 1 am trying to get you to help, j
does not pay any direct freight, and j
even though you were to reduce i
fieight rates you would be of no benefit
to hi 111. The only freight he pays
is in the purchase of his wares and
merchandise, and this is a small
amount, and by indirection, and even
if you were to reduce your freight
rates it is very dou-brful if those who
sell him his wares and merchandise
Qnv rprinotinn in the urices
>> UUiU aiaivv uiij
of these ccmmodities to him. The railroads
do r.ot make their, money out of
the passenger service. I have never
heard of one of them which claimed
it. On the contrary 1 have actually!
1 heard them say that if they did no
j passenger business at all t.iey would
not be seriously injured. So, now, i
why all this hue and cry about ruining
11 would not for a moment insinuate
anything against any member of your
body, but if I were cn the floor of the
senate, hearing some arguments there
and seeing the extraordinary knowledge
that some gentlemen display in
reference to these matters, I would
be forced to ask five question?as I
say, understand me distinctly, without
fl imnn onvhnriv and
till,) 1 CUCV nuu UJJUll Ull.T uuv.,, ,
these five questions would be asked of
those who are making this fearfully
strenuous fight against this assistance
to the poor man:
1.~Are you employed by any railroad
company, in any capacity?
2. Do you hold a railroad pass or
3. If so, what consideration do you
give for it?
4. Have you held private meetings
with any railroad attorneys or agents
during this session of the general assembly?
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O. 1^0 you IIU1UJJU sucu v:umcicuut
with any ra'ilorad agent or attorney?
Now, as ! say, gentlemen, not for
anything on earth would I reflect upon
:he integrity of any man in the State
senate, unless 1 had proof, and if 1 had
it. you all know me well enough to
know that I would make the charge
directly, and if the demand was made
ihe proof would immediately be furnished.
The charge has been made, I believe,
that your bodies were controlled by
some influences, and a resolution was
passed by the house demanding an
investigation, but for some reason the
senate never saw fit to demand of the
maker of these charges that he furnish
his proof. As to that, I have no
comment to make. It is a matter for
you. But most assuredly 1 do not
make any such charges, and those
questions only suggest themselves to
me because of the extraordinary information
displayed in the argument
of this Question by some people who,
if they are not in the employ of some
railroad company, most assuredly dis
play konwieage wmcn it nas iaKen
them, or some one else, long hours of
faithful and tedious study to ascertain.
Now, I appeal to you once again,
and beg of you, to give the people of
South Carolina this 2 ceat rate. Do
not let your people at home be told
that any man or any few men can
hold up the senate of South Carolina
because of the majority's ignorance of
parliamentary law. They will not believe
it. even if it should be true, because
nobody can see, in this Democratic
government of ours, how a few
in the minority can defeat the will of
the majority if the will of
the majority be based upon righteousness.
It has hppn arviiPfl thar thic hill
would be unfair, and quite a hardship
on the smaller roads. I do not conceive
this to be true, and, in fact, I
presume that you gentlemen realize
that you have at this session of the
general assembly passed bills consolidating?or,
possibly, I had better say,
giving short lines to the larger roads.
For instance, you gave the Atlantic
Coast Line road, or at least gave it
the power to take over the road,
from Spartanburg to Augusta, from
Augusta V) Beaufort, as I understand
S it. and the branch running from An|
derson down to where it connects
with the other line. You have also t
passed another bill making a c-onsol- t
idation with another large system. So s
you see that if these large systems do r
not alreadv own all cf the smaller . c
r.^ads. in the majority of instances a
they control tnem, and the same peo- ;?
pie. as a general rule, that own the
stock in the larger railroads also ; s
have large or controlling interest in , 1
rhe smaller ones. I suppose you re- r
member how lc;ng the ('oast line hand- jt
led the Columbia. Xcwberiv and Laur- 1 ?
e.'.s. It might be that you should ex- !
empt the little road from Pickens to ,
?;.slev. the little road from Saluda to 1
Wards, and possible the little road j
from Chesterfield to Cheraw. But if t
you feel that all roads under 7.~) miles j
(in length should be .exempt from the j
nrovisions of this act, that is. all right j
?exempt them; but do not kill the j ^
whole bill just under the pretense that ;,
it will injure the smaller roads. I 1/
think the bill that the house passed j
is in the proper shape, and I would j
like to see you adopt it just as it is, i
and I am satisfied that 110 railroad .
will be injured by it and that the poor ,
people will be much benefited.
You will notice this message is dat- j ^
ed the 21^st, and ; ot sent to you unT j
til the -3rd. The reason for this is
that I had fa prepare it today, because ;
I will be our of the city on Monday i
attending to some duties in the city '1
Very respectfully, j1
Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 21, 1914.
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VARIOUS AM) ALL ABOUT. <S>
<$> Comments and Clipping: by the ?
$ Local Reporter. <S>
It is getting down to a fine point
j'tipn a wliiskpv firm n^ps rhp eround
hog 1'or an ad.
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Have you ever been an observer of
the fact that The Herald and News
strikes popular chords? *
* * *
That was a lot of dirt to be moved
?32,400 cubic yards at Cannon creek
and 21,000 at Heller.
* * *
The Laurensville Herald says .New
berry is "in a huff" about that quarantining
matter. Huff is in Laurens.
The Observer and The Herald and
News are agreed on one thing?the <
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Everything was all right between
Laurens and Newberry until a carnival
provoked a quarantine.
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Provisions must be plentiful in the
State, as we never have seen the like
of so manv infernal, we mean informal,
It is suggested that The Herald and
News ask if the dog muzzling law is
still in force, and to call attention to :
the disregard of the same if it is.
Did anybody make a mistake??
Yes, Laurens made a big mistake,
and we believe you see it.
That South Carolina lady named
Miss Parrott has a suitable name. It
is suitable for any woman. And Umbarger
sounds close enough to Lim- <
hnro-pr tn hp snmp kin
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We hope Newberry and Laurens ;
won't fall out over this small pox
epidemic.?Greenwood Journal. i
Well, we'll tell you, the relations i
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Well, Laurens has raised ths quarantine
bar and Newberry people may
So to that city with no one to make
them afraid. You are free to go to i
Laurens, as the objection is lifted.
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There are two factions in Laurens,
one wanted the carnival and the other 1
didn't. The latter quarantined against 1
Newberry to gain their point. That's 1
all there is to it.
"A community all to her noble self" <
T.anrens, S. C. See any sarcasm in !
this??Laurensville Herald. <
The reporter doesn't think the edi
or meant that as sarcasm. He wanted t
o make his expression have impres- I
ion, and he succeeded. Hotter let it1 >
est at that. If you don't want any
>f the real sarcasm that bites and
;tings it would be well to proceed .
ilowly along these lines, before you j
:tart "The Idler." Don't arouse the
keeping lion if you want it quiet. If ]
le gets wide awake there will be some
loise in the jungle, and you will all j j
hhik you had tv.e small pox before be |
jot through with you. I
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That is a sensible little piece the j
I.aurensville Herald has about it "De- i i
ng impossible to estimate the good JI
.bat can be accomplished by rural ; 1
peace officers." j i
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There is a little sensitiveness dis- '
played by the Lanrensville Herald 1
ivhen it says, "The little flings to the !
iffect that this section is not immune
nay be true.''
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It begins to look as though Laurens I
is "denying tlu allegation while de-- i
tying tlie allegator.'' So far as the re- (
porter is concerned he is net "mad," i
iiis feelings are hurt, and they will 1
have-to be "vaccinated" to be cured.
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T>U_ T\ U i,, 5ft, lasf
1 ue uoruiicsici tiagic ucis m ?>-o j
issue news like Newberry news when
It says that two negroes were shot at <
a hot supper in that county last week.
But that kind of news is general over
* * *
Some persons were not afraid of the
Laurens scare, those *>f the delegates
who came to attend the Students' Volunteer
convention and the Wofford
college basketball boys. Sensible people.
'More than glad to see you.
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That is a good Idea?for somebody to
get out a charter, and see if Messrs. j
John H. Wicker and Julius J. Langford
can't be "put to work building
a belt-line trolley for the town and
suburban mills of Newberry."
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It would have been cruel to have
kept Milton A. Carlisle, the aged bank
p: esident in jail, when men so much
worse have escaped punishment or
have been pardoned. His punishment
should act as a warning.?Andersen |
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It is intimated that there will be a
general shaking up among the officials
of the C. & W. C. when the road is j
taken over by the Coast Line. But we i
doubt if there will be any important )
Newberry will be interested in that. !
A Connecticut man, aged 86, has j
married a woman aged 68. This shows j
the folly of ever becoming discourag- j
What strikes us here is that the i
principal things are reversed in this
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Thanks very much to the man who
said The Herald and News gets better
and better. All in favor of this will
signify the same by saying aye, an opposed,
no. It appears to the chair that
t'lie ayes have it. This is not vanity.
It 'is liberty of free speech.
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Reading t'he daily papers Saturday
and coming across the headlines,
"Laurens is aroused.'' describing how
"meetings stir the county," we thought j
it was the small pox scare doing it. J
But they referred to agricultural and
education meetings. That's alright.
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Just to show that a lot of falsehoods
are told, and that it won't do to believe
everything one nears, we mention
a report- that there are more cases of :
small pox in Laurens than there are :
ir. Newberry. No doubt that is great- <
ly exaggerated. We don't believe all
sve hear. 1
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A Newberry man says a Columbia 1
man told him that this city ought to
make the C., N. & L. trains go to Co
[umbia by way of Spartanburg and I
not to let tfoem come through New- <
berry. It could be done, but then we <
wouldn't be so mean. We return good i
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Plivor Kt nroViQm oro nflt navillPT 111 I
X itvx Mi M-iiUlll C4.A W MWV ?o
merits a pound for hens, but they have j
3een joked about it. See what a big 1
difference the little figure 1 can make? <
rake your hens there by the pound, :
hey will pay you what they are worth.
5layer & Graham are all right, which
ou will find out by trading with t hem.
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They say there is really small pox
n Laurens and that it was there beore
they "hoisted the cjuarantine
>ole.'' Some people contend that there
s more small pox in Laurens than in
dewberry. If this is so. it must be a
lard blow to Laurens. We don't know
low she can survive it.
Dr. Hayne, of the State board of
lealth, did not endorse the action of
Laurens in quarantining against Xew"iprrv.
He endorsed their action as
:o compulsory vaccination. Quite a
:liffere.:t thing, we assure you. Everybody
didn't take it that way. Has it
taken? Yes, and it is a beautiful
There are more paragraphs about
the ground hog but we have dropped
him for this season as we don't want
to ,,run it into the ground.'" Enough
:>f a thing is enough and there is nothing
like knowing when to quit. We
hope to be able to drop Harry after
his issue. He is a live issue up to
Tiie woodchuek is better known in
some parts of the country as /the
"ground hog," Its appearance is familiar
to most people, but it is not so
generally known that this clumsy,
cbort-legged, short-tailed inhabitant of j
underground burrows is a member of!
the squirrel family, as is the prairie j
of the western plains.?'from amine m
Popular Science Monthly,
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The reporter seconds the Observer's
"motion" for somebody to get out a
charter and start to rolling the ball
to putting contractors John H. dicker
and Julius J. Langford to work on
building a belt-line trolley for the
town and suburan mills of Newberry.
We agree that it is a good time
now (just as tnese men have finished
their $8,400 job of raising bridges on
Cannon and Heller creeks and the
roadways approaching the bridges, to
accommodate the rise in Broad river
the Purr Shoals dam is closed),!
while they have their "myles and
scrapes and wagons and carts a^d I
other things'' in the city, having fin- j
ished their work for the Parr Shoals i
company and returned Saturdav. Yes,
let's see if we can get them to work
for a trolley.
It is related that a citizen of New- j
berry the other day slipped into,
Laurens on the train. He was met
by an officer at the depot. "Where are
you from?". "Newberry." "You can't
stop 'here?take the next train back."
"I came to see my brother and am go- j
ing to see him." "You can't see your (
brother." "I am going to see him. I i
l"'<" -in/l T om ffAinc tn COO I
caine to sec uuu anu i am &WM.U.O ^ *, ? i
him." "If you go up town I will lock I
you up." "Then you can lock me up,
but I will put the law to you." He j
saw his brother.
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If you did not know better, the following
from Lake City correspondent
cf the Florence Times, would stump
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"Air. u. u. uavis, cuiisli uuuvc 1
neer, of the Imperial Tobacco Co., Ltd.,
of Great Britain and Ireland, was in
town Tuesday in the interest of his
More people all over the State have
the same names as Newberry people
than any other people.
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Newberry's number of patients at
the State Hospital tor the Insane is
38, according to the last report of the
' - *?-* 'i ~ ,.i
superintendent. Auuevmc, uaiuugwu (
and Union each have 38. Laurens has
36 (Laurens is ahead of Newberry
there.) Ric'bland is highest. 132. Jasper
lowest, 2, but that is a new county.
Calhoun has 10.
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Tiio habit of saving evil
:hings about your neighbors and meddling
into other people's affairs. Why
;an't we go through life without criticising??Rock
If there is anybody we despise it is
iust such a person as this paragraph
fits. This reporter claims without
?ear of successful contradiction that
ie is not that kind of a man. If you
2an't say the same thing in truth, mend
your ways ri.?ht now.
THE .NEWS OF POM A RIA.
Happy .Marriage?Many Attend Laymen's
ou a Boom?Small Pox.
Special to The Herald and Xev s.
Pomarla. Feb. 23.? Dr. Z. T. Pinnor
vvne r-allpH rn Arrlpn X- C*J.. to see
his grandmother, Mrs. Jones, who was
quite sick, but is on the road to recovery
and we hope will soon be well
again. She is well Vnown here having
visited here serveral times.
Mr. S. rred Rampey, of Hodges,
and Miss Julia Boland were quietly
married at t'ne home of the bride's
parents, Mr. John T. Boland, on
Thursday, February 19, at 4 o'clock
by the Rev. E. J. Sox. Mr. Rampey
is just from the U. S. army at Cincinnati,
0., and has made Hodges his
home since his return. The bride is
very attractive and has a host of
friends who wish them both a long
and happy life together.
Pomaria and the surrounding country
was well represented at the Lutheran
Laymen's Missionary convention
in Columbia last week. We wish we
could mention eacii, but can not. All
report a nico convention and large attendance.
Air. 1. ill. SilOne IS tilt; lfticat yuxc-haser
of a Ford touring car, having
bought one last Thursday.
The small pox scare is about over
as we don't hear any more talk about
it, but there are a lot of sore arms
about. All of the cases of small
were among the negroes, and wer^iot
severe with them.
t 'Messrs. C. D, and S. L. Shealy went
1 up to Greenville to see about some
business last, week, making their trip
on their Indian motorcycles in a few
I hours. '
Mr. and Mrs. .John C. Aull took their
little boy to Columbia, where he underwent
an operation for 'his throat
and is doing as well as could be expected.
! Prof. Leon D. Stevens, of Gastonia,
X. C., who is working with the firm of
' Shelby & Thackston in the photo'
graph business is at Pomaria for a
j phort while and we believe will do a
j fine business here as Mr. Thackston,
' a member of the firm did a few years
ago and this is a fine opening for a
The mail men report very rough
roads now si::ce the last week's rain
and it takes about all day to make
the rounds. A lot of fertilizer is being
hauled over the reads and they
are pretrv lradly cut up.
Mr ar.H \fr<; Rpn M Setzler attend
*UI . UilVi ?>* N/. ?
ed the Laymen's convention in Columbia
The Woodmen of'the World which, issteadily
growing and chopping down
trees and rolling in logs held a very
enthusiastic meeting last Wednesday
night in which the protection degree
was performed; they hope to make
this a banner year in Woodcraft.
Mr. Jas. P. Setzler went to Atlanta
on a business trip last v^sk.
Miss Iva Eaddy and Miss Huggins
visited at Xewberry the last of the
St. Paul School.
The dedication exercises of the St
n?..i timII ha ot tho si^hfin'
JTilUi OUIiUUl V? 111 UC UblU t*?, y
house Friday, February 27, beginning
promptly at 1 'cicck. The public is
cordially invited. The following is,
1. Devotional exercises?Rev. Y.
von A. Riser.
2. Introductory remarks?Mr. D. L.
o c*or << a morido " hv <Vhoir.
O. OU1I5, ^UlVl 1VU) ?vv> J
4. Some plans for St. Paul?Mr.
Geo. D. Brown.
5. Address?Dr. Geo. B. Cromer.
6. Song, "Star Spangled Banner,"
led by choir.
1 Held for Killing.
Coronor Lindsay returned Thursday
night from Whitmire, where lie
had gone to hold an inquest over the
dead body cf Sam Alston, a negro.
The evidence showed that Alston and
another negro, Silas Whitener, were
struggling for the possession of a
pistol in the store of E. Eison on Wednesday,
when the weapon went off
and killed Alston. The jury found
that death ensued from "reckless
handling of firearms in the hands of
Silar Whitener" and Whitener was
brought to Newberry and cc|nmitted
to jail to await the action of the grand