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I VOLUME LII, NUMBER 24. NEWBERRY, S. C? TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1014. TWICE A WEEK, $1*>0 A YEAR.
I GOVERNOR BLEASE ON
COUNTY CAMPAIGN PLAN
WILL 00 BEFORE THE PEOPLE
IRRESPECTIVE OF RI LES.
Believes the Servants of the People
Should Account to the People,
And Will Do So.
I Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, March 23.?Governor
Blease, who has been out of the city
for the past few days, was asked upon
his return if he haft anything to
say in reference to the rumors in regard
to attempting to do away with
the coun}ry-to-county qarapaign. In
reply, Governor Blease said:
"in the first place, I can not conceive
tlhat this matter is being discussed
seriously, for hardly any man
wfth any good common sense, Vho is
a candidate for any office, would en
Ideavor to keep from going face to
face before the people of South Carolina
and discussing questions which
are of viral importance to them. The
man who would endeavor to keep
from going before the people would
be at once denounced as fearing to
face the people, and it would prove
FUl^dStiUUO IU UlUi auvi liiw VU.UOV*
Therefore, I do not think that this
matter is being seriously considered,
hut is merely newspaper rumor.
"I have made several couniy-to county
State campaigns, and 1 think
some of them, at leasee, it will be admitted,
have been just about as strenuous,
and under just about as warm
>. circumstances, and in just about as
hot weather, as any other man has
ever undergone or ever will undergo,
and I have never seen one which was
flnv harrishin. and pvpn if such
a campaign is some lfctle hardship on
| the candidates, it is certainly the only
^*v*ay to reach the people, and the people
are not going to submit to its being
"However, if those in control were
to be so foolish as to abolish it, flbat
^ would no: interfere with my plans in
the least. I would simply arrange an
itinerary of my own, just as the State
executive committee does, and have it
published as paid advertising?as I
^ presume 'that would be the only way I
I could gei it in most of the newspapers.
I would also forward it to my
campaign manager at each county
seat, and have him to announce that I
would be at his county seat on a certain
day to deliver an address, and
those who wanted to come to hear me
could come, just as they do now, under
the present rules, and those wfao
did not want to come could stay away,
just as they do now under the pres
I em rules, and in this way I would go
to every county seat in South Carolina
this summer, on my own initiative,
regardless of what the State executive
committee or anybody else
might do. And I would send a polite
invitation to each of the Candidates
who might be in the race for United
States senator, and invite them to
meet me at the county seat of each
county on the day that I would be
present, and offer to divide time witft
1fcem in the discussion of the issues.
Bl Of course, if they declined?which I
have no idea they would do?I would
H simply go on, anyway, and deliver my
speech. I propose to go before the
people and tell them what I have done,
and why I have done it, and no crowd
of political ringsters can keep me
away from the people."
vvna': do you tninK 01 me rumor ]
F that there will be an attempt to form |
a separate par:y if your friends should
I control the clubs or a majority ot the
K clubs throughout the State?" GoverY
nor Blease was asked.
' "Of course," Governor Blease replied,
"I pay absolutely no attention
to that. I have heard, and I got it
pretty straight, that some people
i' have advised some other people to go
i to their club meetings in April, and
mk if they found that the Blease men. had
H a majority, to w!:hdraw and form a
separate club and elect a separate set
of delegates to the county convention,
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una tuav iaey nave Been turuzer aumf
viaed, when the county convention
V meets, if they fhd Chat the Bl^ase
Y m&i have control of tie county convention,
to hold a separate county
conventio-n, or through. the machinery
that they now have in their hands to
seat enough anti-Blease decimates to
control the convention, r.nd elect sepa
ate delegates 10 the State convention,
and that the present crowd who
now control the machinery o; trie
State Democratic party will seat the
anti-Blease crowd, 11 acr by fair v
loul means, and will claim to be the
Democratic party of South Carolina,
and that those controlling the raachin
pry' will recognize the anti-Blease
people as the Democratic convention,
and that they have promises from
Washington 'that the National Democratic
executive comm'.ttee will reccgnize
them, whether tlhey be bolters
or not, as the regular Democratic organization
of South Carolina.
"1 wish to state, however, that I do
not believe these rumors. In the first
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pmv.c, i naiui< ui ijm v muov ???
Carolina would be so foolish as to
make this attempt, although some of
them are political fools enough 'to do
anything, in their desperation, and 1
am almost sure fehat the Xational Democracy
could not afford to take any
such position and would not do so.
"However, none of 'this talk is giving
me the least particle of uneasiness.
I have control of the supervi
sors of registration of the State, and
we are going to register the .voters,
no matcer what the cost nor how much
time it takes. I have the appointment
of the commissioners of election this
fall, and those commissioners will appoint
the managers, and whatever is
the will of the majority of the Democratic
party, as expressed in tihe August
primaries, will be carried -out in
the November elections, whether the '
men nominated are Bleaseites or an- i
ti-Bleaseitei,?or wha'c they ar??'whatever
the majority of the Democratic
party says in August will be carried
cut in November, in spite of all the
powers in hell or on earch. God Almighty
is supreme, and only through
him can anything defeat the will of
the white people of the Democratic
party tlhis year. The people of this
State can rest easy along that line, so
long as Cole. Blease sits in the governor's
"You migh'i say, in conclusion, that!
I will be nominated for the United j
States senate in the primary, and I j
will be elected to the United States j
senate at the general election, and a
Blea-se man will be governor of South
Carolina. I told them that two years
ago. Some of them laughed, and - it
cost t'hem lots of money to laugh, and
if :hey have tha't same amount of
money to srpend again, I expect they
can find the same element of people
who will taUo it. It di? them no good
then a:i 1 will do them no good this 1
time So -i& quote one of my favorite
savings. 'On with the dance, and let
joy be ir.Ko.ifmed/ "
PR1XGLE YOUMAXS KILLED.
Struck by an Automobile in Columbia.
Member of LesrisKture, Recently
Pringle T. Youmans of the Columbia
bar, member of the Rictiland county
delegation in the lower house of the
general assembly, was fatally injured
about the head on Saturday night at
about 7:30 o'clock, when he was
knocked down at Main and Washingion
streets by an automobile driven
by Harry L. Davis, owner of ,the Columbia
garage. Mr. Youmans died a
few minutes later in McGregor's drug
store, to which he was conveyed in
Uie car which had struck him.
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Jii. i uuiiiaud v* a.o vv jgaio vp*. i
He was married only three weeks ago,
in Augusta, to 'Mrs. May Bronson, of
Mr. F. H. Hendrix. a student at
Xewberry ollege from Leesville, w?.s
st'.'uck in 'the left side with a plank
waile operating c. rip saw in the Tech
department on Monday afternoon.
The injury is not serious. Young
Hendrix was attended by Dr. J. u.
"Why did you beat Dobson so terribly?"
said the judge, indicating the
be-bandaged figure of the plaintiff.
"I asked him w&y a horse had run
away, your honor," explained the
priso-ner, "and he told me th-at it was
because the animal had lost hi3
"K'm,' said the juct-ge. "Dis"
HAND IS RK EL EASED.
Anderson Board of Trustees (Grants i
Petition?Will Continue tlie
Anderson. March -I.?At a special J
meeting of riie executive commuree 01
Anderson college late this afternoon,
the perition of Prof. W\ H. Hand to
be released from his contract to serve
as president of Anderson college was
unanimously granted. While only the
local members of executive committee
were present, the votes of practically I
all the other members ot ibe uoara i
were in hand and were recorded as j
favoring this release.
It will be recalled that some days
ago a committee ot' educators came to
Anderson to request this release, stating
at the time that they were acting
entirely on their own initiative and
not at the suggestion of Prof. Hand.
Aftpr a discussion witin this commit
tee, the local representatives of the
Anderson, board fell that they had
convinced- these visitors that their request
ought not to be granted, both
because of_.su perior claims of Anderson
college and because of the great
importance of its work.
Later Prof. Hand himself asked for |
an interview with the local members
af the executive committee and ai
this interview, on Thursday night of
last week, he stated that he ?had decided
to ask for his release, and
stated fully his reasons for so doing.
However, after going over the matter
with the committee, he decided to
withhold his application, for further
consideration; but on last Monday
morning the chairman of board received
his formal written request for
a release. A letter was prepared and
sent to the out-of-town members of
the board, fully explaining the situation
and they were asked to record
their votes by telegram. The replies
were presented to the meeting this
afternoon, with the result stated
above. Among the reasons assigned
b> Prof. Hand for desiring his re- j
lease were the following: At the time
of his acceptance of his election to
the presidency of the college it had
been announced that the funds for
continuing his present work would be
withdrawn at the end of the present
session. Since then ?he has been assured
that these funds will be available
not only for another year, but
for several years to come. He has
received numerous letters from educators
within and without the State,
arguing that it would be very detri
men?al to tHe progress of constructive
work in which he has been engaged
for him to lay it down at this time.
The writers of these letters all were
of opinion that his present work was
the most important single piece of
constructive work for education that
is now being done in the State. The
pressure was so great that Prof. Hand
became convinced that he ought to
ask for his release in order to further
conduct this work. He stated to the
board that he felt that the work he
is now engaged in was so important
to all the colleges of the State, as
well as to high schools, that Anderson
college would suffer greatly along
with other colleges if he should abandon
his present work. In addition to
this, Prcf. Hand urged that his lack
of experience in college work made
him fearful of undertaking the duties
of organization and conducting college
work along the ideals of a scand- j
ard college 3f W:e high grade of An-|
derson college. In preferring his request,
Prof. Hand stated his desire
to be of continued permanent service
ot Anderson college, and of his desire
to aid it to the extent of his ability
in cue xuv-uic.
In the face of this request, and with
the reasons assigned, the board felt
that it could not do otherwise than
grant the pe:ition.
THE S$OW COST NEW lORK
New York, March 19.?Some estimate
of wha: the snow storms of the
winter cos: the city of New York was
had today when the street cleaning
commission anooymced that $2,406,000
had been spent" and Chat aaother
$100,000 would be expended before the
street were in normal, conditions.
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WHO WILL SHOOT
Governor Colquitt Plans to Recruit
His Army?Texan Las ( lo*c
Austin, Texas, March -<>.? Reports
of new disorders along rhe Mexican
border, including the a .tempted kidnapping
of an American citizen by
five Mexicans, today caused Gov. O. 15.
Colquitt to order Mio Rangers' force j
recruited with "men who can shoot." j
<lI have instructed Capt. Hughes to
look for more men suitable for the
Ranger service. My instructions to
him are to get men who can shoot
and will shoot when necessary," said ;
Gov. Colquiett tonight.
Capt. Hughes commands the Ranger j
force, which has headquarters at Ray- j
mondville, Cameron county, in the ex- j
treme southeastern section of t>ne ^
Stare. Firown^ville, opposite Mata- j
moras, Mex., i* the county seat. Cam-1
eron county citizens today asked the ]
governor for protection. Several fili-'
blistering expeditions have been reported
this week operating along that
section of the border.
Two telegrame today formed tbe
basis of tbe governor's action in ordering
tbe Ranger force increased.
The first reported tiie kidnapping ol j
an American, Charles Ballard, by five, j
Mexicans, near Carrizo Springs. The
second was the petition from Cameron
county citizens. The Ballard telegram
sent by Sheriff Gardner of Dimmitt
county, to the governor, dated March
"Charles Ballard, American,,, was
kidnapped from city yesterday morn
ing at 9 o'clock by five Mexicans and
led by rope around neck and ?hand? j
tied behind him to Rio Grande river
at mouth of San Ambrosia creek, near
San Pedro ranch. When led in:o
liver, he cut the rope, freed himself,
and diving down stream, escaped to
the Mexican side, where he was shot
at several times but not hurt. He
plunged into the river, diving down,
swam to American sid^ and escaped j
to San Pedro ranch, four miles from
Rio Grandt. All indications point, to
fr-ripral Mexican soldiers. Have sent
for Ballard; will arrive tomorrow,
Sheriff Gardner went in pursuit
with a posse, and the Rangers and
United States army border patrol also
began a search for the men but tfhey
were thought to have escaped into
The Cameron county petition de
clared "murder and robbery are beiug
committed freely," and appealed for
Ranger protection. The killing of
two men, both wealthy Mexicans, was
"At practically all places in the
counry where Mexicans of tne common
class gather for their amusement,
whiskey, beer and mescal are being
sold openly with'out State, county or
federal licenses," said the petition.
Roncr^r Piirvr I T SynHprc tnnic'ht
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made an official report from Laredo
on the Ballard kidnapping to Gov. Colquitt.
It was Cape. Sanders who received
toe body of Clemente Vergara
when it recently was returned from
Mexico. His telegram tonight stated:
"About noon Wednesday a Mexican
asked Ballard CO go in;o the country
and repair a gas engine. They left
Ca^rizo Springs on foot. Along the
road they met four other Mexicans
fivo "nnrooc whn pome* rrnr nf tiio
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brush and stopped Ballard, tied hisI
hands behind him, placed a rope |
around his neck and started to the Rio !
Grande. Baliard was walking, the j
Mexicans riding. During the> nignt |
Ballard got his knife from his hip
pocket and cut his hands loose, but
continued to hold them behind him
until t'aey reached the river. "When in !
deep water he cut the rope from his
neck and dived towards the Mexican
side. While swimming' he was fired i
a*, by trie Mexicans. He reached the;
Mexican side, ran down the river
bank, dived in and swam to the Texas
side. Officers have just returned to
Carrizo Springs with Ballard, who
seems very sore and nervous. H"e 3ias :
r->pe mark? 11 his neck and a^ins.
Tie objec: of the kidnapping is yet un-1
Otirrizo Springs ia about 30 miiefl
LLc T.lo Grande.
FLORAL AT TO PARADE.
Hundreds of Beautifully Decorated
Machines to Enter Parade at
Savannah, Ga., March 2',).?A floral
auto parade, the first ever held in
South Georgia, and in all likelihood
The lirst ever held in Georgia, will be
one of the features of the festivities
accompanying the meeting; of the National
Drainage congress at Savannah
Liberal prizes will be offered l'or
the most attractively decorated automobile
or float. Many entries have
already been made from Savannah automobilists
and from the inquiries received
it is apparent that many other
Georgia towns will have representatives
comDetins for the honors of the
occasion. Paper flowers, as well as
the natural ones, will be lavishly
used for decorations. Out-of-town
autoists can make up their designs
at homo, bring the decorations with
them on tine trip to Savannah, and adjust
them on the morning of the parade.
The judges will probably be
the governors of Georgia and adjacent
States. Many of the chief executives
of Southern States are expected to
attend the congress and from among
them the judges will be chosen.
The latter part of April is the idea!
time of the year in Georgia's chief
seaport. The weather then rivals One
best that Italy or California offers at
any season of the year. The schedule
to Tybee Island, Georgia's noted
seaside resort, is favorable for those
who wish to enjoy a few hours in the
bracing atmosphere of ihe . ocea? aridr
visit Fort Screven, one of Uncle
Sam's most powerful defences against
invasioFishing in the nearby
wafers will be at its prime, boating
invites those who love the sport, and
200 miles of the Soucfii's finest shaded
highways entice the, autoist and motorcyclist.
Men of prominence in public life
and business affairs will gather for
the congress. From Europe will
come several engineers of no':e, among
them Sir "William Willcocks, whose
work in the construction of the great
Assouan Dam across the Nile, in
Egypt;, the worlds most conossai
work of that nature, has won him international
fame. The importance 6f
drainage is becoming more apparent1
from day to day, especially in Georgia,
Florida and the Carolinas, with their
great low, unreclaimed areas, susceptible
of vast agricultural possibilities.
The congress will be productive of a
wonderful stimulus ij t&a'c direction, j
All the railroads have recognized j
the greatness of the congress by
granting a 3 cent rate for the round ;
trip from all points south of the Ohio
and east of the* Mississippi, or The en- j
tire southeast section of the country, j
tickets going on sale April 20 for three
days, and good to return until April
30. permitting visitors to spend a week
or more in Savannah. The munici- i
pality of Savannah will entertain the
delegates in various ways and the city
will wear a gala air. |
Preparations For the Merry Travelers.
Wednesday night will be the last
relhearsal for "The Merry Travelers."
With all the preparations now being
made there is no question of the meri:
of the entertainment, and with the
talent which has been secured there
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lib CVCii lev; a Ijucouuu a.o i-vy mv,
cess of those taking part.
That '"The Merry Travelers" will
please an audience is a foregone conclusion.
There are so many people
and so many things to interest, so
that it can not fail to delight even the
most skeptical. Indeed, the parts are
so well taken, and so unusually good
tlhat we doubt whether there will be
the exception suggested on any de- j
The musical features of this most!
interesting production are all artistic,
pretty, and catchy, from the large openin
gchorus of 100 children, singing
"Tattle Tale," :o the closir^ chorus
of joung men and ladies on the eJ<?ctrie
lighted swings, in "Back to the
J And of Gulden Dreams."
Reserved sea'is are 50 cents and are
now on sale at Gilder & Weeks drug
s'.o-e. Anyone purchasing 50 aent
tickets from the children can have
thetai e^-'.ng-sd at the drug store fur
pne* T '
MR. BURR J A MES RAMAGE.
Died Suddenly In Washington Monday
v Moinine?A Former >"ewberrian.
-Miss Fannie Ramage received a telegram
Monday afternoon that her
brother, Mr. Burr James Ramage, had
i died suddenly in Washington, D. C.,
! [.Monday morning. No particulars were
! given. The burial will be at Sewanee,
Tenn., where Mr. Ramage was a teacher
for many years and where his
wife's people live.
Mr. Ramage was a graduate of Newberry
college in the class of 1880. He
afterwards took post graduate work
at Johns Hopkins and was given the
degree of doctor of .philosophy.
Besides his immediate family he is
survived by one sister, Miss Fannie
Ramage, of Newberry, and one brotflier.
the Rev. Bartow B. Ramage, of
Fort Worth, Texas.
The family had many friends in
Newberry who will be grieved to bear
of his death.
MEXICAN POLICY UNCHANGED
Washington Is in Possession of Facts.
?Waiting for Battle. /
Washington, March 22.?Although
full reports of the conference at
Vera Cruz between John Lind and
Senor Portilloy Rojas, minister of
foreign affairs in the Huerta cabinet,
have been received here, the disposition
of tho American government is
to make no change in its Mexican policy
or express itself on any of the new
j?reposals r^ort?d..tp.Jhgjg beej^joade, .. /
until 'after the battle of Torreon is
This became known tonight authoritatively,
though officials declined
to say what new proposals ?had been
: made by the Mexican cabinet officer.
Repots that a more friendly feeling
! prevails between the Washington
government and those of the Huerta
administration seeking a peaceful
' settlement of the difficulty are borne
out by dispatches received here by
Charge Algara of the Mexican embassy,
who today said President Wilson's
attitude in welcoming a resumption
cf peace negotiations had made a
favorable impression in the Mexican
One of the purposes of the visit of
Senor Portillo y Rojas to Mr/Lind, it
is said, was to acquaint the latter
wfrh his personality. President Wil
son recently spoke in complimentary
terms of the Mexican cabinet officer.
Onarge Algara has pointed out that
while Senor Po'tilla is a member of
the Clerical party, he is Liberal in his
views. Constitutionalists here have
said, however, that while they thought
highly of Senor Portillo y Rojas per- *
sonally, his affiliations with the Clerj
ical party would prevent his being ac|
cepted by Gen. Carranza as provisional
I successor to Huerta. .
i American administration officials
| here do not think much can be ac!
complished until tihe ba':tle of Tori
reon is over. The prestige and
strength of one or the other of the
twp Mexican factions admittedly will
I suffer as a result of the contest, and
; the moral effect throughout Mexico, it
is believed here, will be tremendous,
j The presence in Vera Cruz of Charge
i O'Shaugihnessy merely is a matter of
i his health, according to a state department
Bryan denied a published report that
O'Shaughnessy wanted to resign. He
j said he had heard nothing of it and
: did not beleive it.
The secretary made no comment on
: Cqti/m* Pahm'IIo'c (Cllprtrpctinn Mr.
[ isjtiivyx i uiiv o wv-kOO^"k-'w*w"~
j Lind take a trip through territory
controlled by the Mexican federals.
A lively imagination.
j Blissful ignorfjice.
A Smart rejoinder.
A brilliant repartee.
A spritely fancy.
An amusing mistake.
A sharp answer. *: - I ""7
A capital charge. " ir
A spirited reply. ' <
A sporting chance. " ' r"
A happy idea.
I A social grossbeak. #
| A jolly-boat.