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VOLUME L1I, SOTBER ?. XEWItEKKY, S. C? TUESDAY, HAY 12. I!>!4. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAB.
>V. H. HARDEMAN APPOINTED
Named By Governor a* Delegate From <
This State t4> Big (iatherimr in
Special to The Herald and News. 1
Columbia, May 11.?M?\ Walter H.
riardeman, of Newberry, is one of the i
six delegates appointed by Governor i
Blea.se. in response U> '(* request of
cGvernor Hooper, of Tennessee, to r-he ;
joint .nee:ing of the International Association
of Factory Inspectors and
the International Association of l^a- ,
Pommiccinnorfi whiph Will be I
uvi VViUiii?owiv**v. ?,
held :n Xashvill-i June S to 12, inclui
Following is the letter from Governor
Blease tj Governor Hooker appointing
May 9. 1914.
Hon. Ben. W. Hooper, Governor, Nashville,
My Dear Governor: In response to
your letter of May 7, I have this day
appointed the following gentlemen
.from this State to the International
Association of Factory Inspectors and
the International Association of La*
? ^ ?- - -?^ u??ll
Dor uonnmssiuuei?. which mn uvu
their joini meeting in Nashville June
Sth to 12th, inclusive:
Mr. B^ B. Gossett, Anderson, S. C.; (
Mr. W. H. Hardeman. Newberry, S. C.; ,
Mr. J. W. Henson, Piedmont, S. C.;
Mr. -Walter E. Baker, l^angley. S. C.;
Mr. V. A. Brown, Pacolet, S. C.; Mr.
R. L. Sweat, Rock Hill, S. C.
I thank you very much for your in- (
vitation to me personally. I; is hardly
probable, in the press of official busi- (
ness, that I will be able to attend, ,
I presume that you will cause the- 1
proper notice to be sen: to the repre- .
sentatives from this State. (
(Signed) Cole. L. Blease, ]
To Home Education Conference.
Governor Biease has appointed the
following delegates from this Sta:e to ,
the Fourth International Congress on .
Home Education, which will assem- ;
ble in Philadelphia from September 22
to September 29:
Hon. D. M. O'Drisc-ll, Charlesron, S.
C.; Hon. S. McG. Simkins, Edgefield, ;
S. C.; Hon. D. W. Daniel. Clemson
College, S. C.; Hon. A. G. Rembert. <
Spartanburg, S. C.; Hon. Luceo Gun:er,
Rock Hill, S. C.; Hon. D. T. Kinard.
Dillon. S. C.; Hon. A. J. Thackston.
Orangeburg, S. C.
These gentlemen are the appointive
members cf the State board of education.
DEATH OF BUTLER JOH>SO>
Former .Newberry County Man, Who
Recently Moved to Clinton, Dies
Suddenly in Columbia.
Special ;o The Herald and News. <
Columbia, May 11.?Mr. Butler
Johnson, formerly of Newberry county,
but who had recently moved to :
Clinton, in Laurens county, died sud
deniy in a notei here on r riaay morn- .
ing about 10 o'clock . Mr. Johnson ;
had recently located in Orangeburg as
.Mr. Johnson moved to Clin:on from
Whitmire. His family now live at
Clinton. He had many warm personal
friends in Newberry county, and wherever
he was knew.:, who were deeply
grieved by his untimely death.
The remains were moved to a local
undertaking establishment and sent to
"Whitmire upon "he afternoon train on
NOVELIST HELD IN MEXICO
Xew York .May lft.?Richard i
Harding Davis, author and war cor-j
respondent, who was sent by t!>e Xew
York Tribune to M-xic as its correspondent.
is under arr s in Mex
ico Li y, according ;:o cnspatcn puolished
in Th- Tribune- ro lay
Medill McCormick of Chicago also i
ii under arrest in Mexico City, ac- \
cording to the same dispatch.
The message says Brig. Ge:i. Funs- }
ton at Vera Cruz ha* received in-!
formation 'hat the two correspond*,
en's have been tak n into custody.
T>.e Tribune adds that the State demrfmpnt
Wash in srt n has in
tervened to have representations |
made o Gen. Huerta for the prompt!
release of Mr. Davis.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Did Folks Day?Merchant Reelected
Chief Police?.llusic Class to Give
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, May 11.?Dr. and Mrs.
G. W. Harmon spenr the week-end in
Mr. Hal Kohn, of Columbia, is visiting
Mr. W. J. Wise.
Dr. G. Y. Huuter and Mr. A. B. Wise
have gone to Atlanta to attend the
Mr. .J. A. Baker, Mrs. Carrie McWat
ers. Misses Willie Mae Wise, Martha
Creighton and Virginia Bell visited
Parr Shoals Sunday.
Miss Mamie Lee Taylor is spending
he week in Columbia with her sister,
Miss Eula Taylor.
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins was a
shopper in Columbia Saturday.
Messrs. L. M. Wise and J. B. Ballentine
spent ,lie week-end in Ninety
Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh, of Poinaria,
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Werts.
Dr. Y. M. Brown, ot Newberry, spent
Sunday with the home folks.
Misses Willie Mae Wise and Martha
Creighton have returned from & visit
to Miss Elberta Sease. of Li.tip Mountain.
Mesdames Mahon and Turnipseed
have returned to Newberry after
spending several days with Mrs. A.
Mr. J. M. Werts was accompanied to
Columbia by Dr. J. I. Bedenbaugh on
Sunday to consult a specialist.
Much to the entire satisfaction of
the town Mr. L. C. Merchant was
again elected chief of police. He won
3iit over 24 other applicants which
?oes to show the high esteem and confidence
in which he is held.
Mrs. Nannie Wheeler is visiting her
son, Mr. B. L. \Vheeler, of Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. .Monroe Bickley, of
Jalapa, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dominick
ana cmiui;en, ol ureeu wuuu, spem.
Sunday wi\h Mr. T. A. Dominick.
Mr. J. T. Taylor, P. H. P.. of New
York, will reach here today id spend
.he summer with his paren s. Rev.
and Mrs. E. P. Taylor.
Mr. Denny, of Johnston, has accepted
a position with the Southern Bell
Felephone company to succeed Mr. J.
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise returns today
;o Columbia college.
Miss Annie Laurie Lester, of Columbia.
is spending a while with her
mo.her, Mrs. Rosa Lester.
Mrs. Elizabetn DeWalt lias returned
home from a visit to relatives in Newberry.
Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Wye he reached
nome Friday from a month's stay to
The Drama league will give the play
entitled "Valley Farm" in Newberry
Wednesday, May 20.
Miss Vera Merchant en:ertained a
number of her little friends at her
birthday party Monday afternoon.
Merry games were played after which
an ire rourse was served.
Prosperity is looking fcrward to
Friday evening with much pleasure
when the music pupils of Mrs. J. D.
Quat lebaum will give a piano recital.
The following programme will be rendered:
Ma1, ch Miltare, Ratiibum?Eight
hands: Piano 1. Susan Quattlebaum,
Elizabeth May; piano Josephine
May, Henry Quattlebaam.
DasMng Troopers. Engelmann?
WVbsier D uninick.
Pr mitr Waltz. Gurlit ?Julia LesLer
Cradle Song. A. Engel?Solome
Marc~..inz Hon;, v. ird. Cluts. Lindsay
Six hand.-: Solom^ l>on:inick. Webster
Dominick. .Julia Lester.
(at Progress March. Meyerbeer: 'b>
Joyous Peasant, R. Schumann?Mowc
Twilight Son, F. Sh ckk-y?Eight
hands: Piano 1, Kat Xance: piano
Henry Quattlebaum. Elizabe h ?May,
Mo we:' Singley.
C Ti -vs H;iiirtv?,c:L-o A 1 Innral*
Overture Poet and Peasant, Suppe?
Twelve hand>: Piano 1. Susan Quattlebaum,
Caro Wyehe: piano 2. >Jsephine
May, Kate May Xance: piano 3,
Susan Lang'ord, Ruby Wheeler.
Dorothy, Seymour Smith?Elizabeth
Medita ion, R. Morrison?Henry '
Spring Song, F. Mendlessohn?'Ten
l:ands: piano 1, Susie Langford; piano'
'2, .Josephine May, Kate May Xance; j
piano 3, Caro Wyche, Ruby Wheeler, j
Iris, Otto Pfr'erkoen?Kate May
Pizzicati, Delibes?Ten hands: Piano
1, Henry Quattlebaum, piano '1, .
Josephine and Elizabeth May; piano
3, Caro Wyche. aK e May Nance.
Chorus?Ye Banks and Braes, Alfred
Gondoliers. Xevin?Six hands: Pia- :
' no 1, Josephine May; piano 2, Caro
Wvche; piano 3. Susie Langford. i
Narcissus, Xevin?Eight hands: Pia- ;
no 1, Susie Langford: piano 2, Susan i
Qua'tlebaum, Ruby Wheeler: piano ,
i .Josephine May.
Idillio, Theo I^ack?Caro Wyche.
Lutspiel Overture, Kate Bela?,
! ' ? J - T-?; l c r??of
! I weive nanus: riano i, ouaau v^uatI
j tlebaum, Caro Wyche; piano 2, Kate
(May Xance, Henry Quattlebaum; pia- j
no 3, Susie I^angford, Josephine May. i
' Valse Brillante. Fr. Chopin Op. 18? j
I Ruby Wheeler.
I * I
(a) Xauchstuck, R. Schumann; (b) !
I Traumerei, R. Schumann?Susie
j Chorus?The Green Grass Grew All
Valse Caprice, Newland?Josephine
If I Were a Bird, Henseet?Piano 1,
| Ruby Wheeler; piano 2, Susan Quati
Second Maburaka, B. Godard?Su- ^
san Qua;tlebaum. j
Chorus?Ding Dong Bell, J. M.
II. Travatore, Verdi?Twelve hands: j
J Piano 1, Ruby Wheeler, Susan Quat-j
tlebaum; piano 2, Caro Wyche, Kale ^
May Xance; piano 3, .Josephine May,!
Old Folks Dav will be observed at
j Grace church Sunday, May IT.
! HELD FOR FIRING
T. B. Roach Accused of Shooting at
I)r. <?rirtith?Row on Main
The State, 10th.
iT. B. Roach, member >.1' the Ricaland
county disp m?ary bo^rd. was arrested
las; nigh: just before 10 o'clock
cn the charge of shooting at Dr. L. A 1
Griffi h, candidate for mayor. Charges |
of "assult and battery with intent I
j to kill" and carrying "unlawful
weapons'' were placed against him.
" He was later released from the police
station on a bond of $500, his j
. bondsmen beim; Charles U Kelly and
; X. H. Driggers. .Mr. Roach said las'
| night that he ^.id not care to make
! a sta ement at that time. He left the 1
j police station in an automobile.
j ACCO'Ciing u suiemenis uy eve-:
! witnesses of the affair, the shot was
fired just af er Dr. Griffith had en-1
gaged in a fight with Dr. C. C. Stanj
ley in fron: of the Imperial hotel on
I Main street. It was said that Dr.
Stanley took exception to statements
by Dr. Griffi h. appearing in the press
of the ci y relative to the municipal
The bullet hit the sidewalk close
j to the fee" of Frnes: .1. S.ewart of
! 1218 Laurel street, who was standing
near the curb at he northwest corner i
j or' the piazza or" the Imperial.
Took tlie Pistol.
1 George C. Strickland of the Stric-k'
land Auto Transfer company, who was
| standing near, took the pistol from '
Mr. Roi'ch and later turned i over to !
1 ' 1
! *he police. -Mr. Strickland, speaking
f tin' affair :ast night, said that lio !
I asked Mr. Roach r t'.ie pistol and ;
tna* Mr. Roach gave i' to him. Mr. J
j St' ick! ii i said hat ':> then walked.
I.:way. II.- said thai he t ok th pistol
while Mr. Rogers was holding Mr. !
j br. (Iritfitli la-.? : igh- made tlm i'ol-!
1; win statement: i was talking j
1 with Mr. John P>. Rogers when Dr. !
| ' i
! Stanley came up and in an excited j
! manner began to 'alk about my le ter !
in this morning's :>tate. 1 <] ?n't re- ;
member the exact words that were
used. l)iit he c . versation Jennie
quite heated. Dr. Stanley began :D;
} pull off 1-.:s coat. show Km that
I did not want a row T turned my
j back on him to walk away. He held ^
to my righ. hand and called me
names which caused me to slap him !
with the palm of my hand. He fell1
to the sidewalk. While he was down j
and trying to rise, to prevent him j
from doing me a.:y bodily barm, T
pushed him back and in pushing him j
uacK i uirneu my uacK to uie succi.
A pistol was fired from niv hack and
I realized in a few moments I had
be-n shot at. turned and saw T. B. ;
Roach being held by John B. Rogers !
Dr. C. C. Stanley, when seen at is j
residence, 1229 Blanding street, last
nigh:, gave out the following con- j
cerning his quarrel with Dr. Griffith: j
"I mpt T)r firiffith in front of Ab- '
bott's cigar store, next door to the
Imperial hotel/' said Dr. Sanley. "We
had a conversation regarding his advertisements
in The State and The
Record as to^my saying rhat I would
be the next recorder. I told him thai |
that was a lie. We then got into a personal
encounter. He knocked me
down. He hit me wirh his fist. I had
no" struck at him, but bad pulled off
my coat and laid it on the ground be- 1
fore I said he was a liar, and just as
soon as I did that he struck me. j
"Several people came to separate
us. When I was down there was an '
explosion. T don't know whether it
was a pisrol or not. I have heard that,
Dr. Griffith claims t-hat somebody,
tried to shoct him and had that been
the fact i: wou'd have been impossible
to shoot Dr. Griffith by the man
he claims. A number of people were
hptwpen Dr. Griffith and Mr. oRach.
Friends persuaded me to leave the
"With regard to what caused the
difficulty I arranged ;his morning for!
ads' in The State and The Record."
.John Li. Rogers, chief clerk at the.
Columbia postoffice, was present at j
the time of the difficulty. Last night'
he made the following statement:
"I went down str^e: this evening,
with my son. At the postoffice I
r. + /-v,^TA/%rl i r\ oftnnrl f/\ cnniD h 11 c i n ocsJ '
OlUpf/CU IU (iLttnu CW OvJUiV uuwiuvwv j
and told my &on to go to the Pastime j
theatre. After remaining a' the postoffice
about 30 minutes, I walked down '
Main street a:d went to the Pastime !
to get my son.
"1 walked out of the theare and went!
into Abbo t's uptown cigar store to!
lo:k at the baseball re:urns. 1 only
remained in there about two minutes
and came out and started up street.
Just as I got in fron: of the Imperail
hotel Dr. L. A. Griffith was coming;
j.ut of die hotel door. He spoke to me,
shook hands and inquired about the
heal h o;' my family. (He was my I
family physician for years.) After!
a few words of conversation Dr. C. C. j
Stanley came by and walked up to us, j
who were standing at the entrance to ,
the hotel. Dr. Stanley spoke to us and :
made a remark o Dr. Griffith that
he had stepped on his rces in what
he had to say in the paper, but that
ne was coini. g back af er him. Dr. j
Griffith said: 'Well, rhat is yjur priv- \
"The conversation tor several niin- j
utes bordered on the question of Dr. j
S anley being city re?';o:-1er in case of}
Dr. Earle being elec:ed mayor. The!
conversation drifted on and became j
m:re heated, and I remarked: 'You!
iwo genlteme.i she aid not have any I
personal difference over the matter.' j
Dr. Griffith then told Dr. Stanley that j
he did not wish to have any difficulty ;
with him whatever and that he would j
bid him good night and go on his way j
j wn str.e . In he meantime Dr.,
S anley had throw. 1 his coa: and vest
n the ground and th n said to Dr. I
Griffith that ho did n >t want :he job j
of c-i y recorder and that whoever said
or told him that he wanted it old :i
d !i". Dr. Stanley then said again
-N.,r .? /I Ha ? nvwav. Dr.!
Griff] h slapned him w't-i nis open
hand ar.r; I?r. Sr^n' y fell o !:c- sia-" .ilk.
I gr-.ibbed Dr. Griffith by the!
sleeve with my :eft and and
:?- k(vs him net to hit I>r. Smnlev ;-.uain. ;
At :his m me ! saw :!<o flash and
heard the report a pisU, I turned;
quickly to my right and saw T. B. j
Roach with a pistol in his hand. His j
1?i.st M at 'his time was pointed toward
the sidewalk. I made 'or Mr.
Roach and ran dir ctly in front of-j
him. then around him. Pinning his !
arms behind him. I said. 'Don't shoot,
agnin in this crowded s reet.' Mr. |
Rach did not make any f ir her attempt
to shoot again. After holding ^
him possibly 3<> seconds, George
Strickland came up and Mr. Roach
passed him the pistol. In the meantime
friends had gotten be"ween Dr.
S anley and Dr. Griffith. I know all
of the parties connected with this unfoitunate
affair and tried ;o prevent
WILL BEGIN ON TIME
Prompt Opening Assured by Huerta
Wiped from Horizon.
Washington, May 9.?The opening of
the .Mexican mediation conference at
Niagara Falls on the scheduled date
?May 18?was assured today when
word was received of the departure
of the Mexican delegates from Mexico
city .or rne conrerence. rreparauuus
for dispa ching reinforcements to Gen.
runston at Vera Cruz, should such a
movement become necessary, went forward
steadily today, work on 12 transports
to carry troops, borses and supplies
being pushed, but no warlike developments
occurred. The military
apparen ly is being held well in leash
to avoid embarrassing the mediation
A threatening cloud disappeared
from diplomatic horizon when the Ger?
man steamer, ivronprinzessin uecene,
reported to be cariying arms and ammunition
for Huer a, returned to Vera i
Cruz, without debarki.:g her war stores
at Puerto Mexico and it was announced
mat the munitions on this and a
second German steamer, ihe Bavaria,
would be returned to Germany. The
1 ossibility either of a seizure or blockade
of Puerto Mexico or of an act perhaps
interpretable as a violation of the
mili ary status quo in favor of Huerta
thereby was eliminated.
Delegates >*<>t Announced.
Xo announcement regarding the
delegates t3 the conference was made
today, but -his ice Lamar of the United
States -supreme court and Frederick
W. Lchniann or' S . Louis, former solicitor
ge.:e'al, mentioned as possible
delegates, conferred with President
I was thought the delegates would
be named not la er than Monday. S cretaries
Brayn and Garrison conferred
with rhe president t^day, but declined
to discuss military diploma ic developments.
Th at hope of interesting Gen.*Carrauza
in the mediation preliminaries
ar Niagara Falls has not been abandoned
was made known here la.e tomVht
hv jiprsnns in close touch with
r~m ? Carranza.
It was asserted rhere were
stro.ig intimations the chief would
receive a modified invita:ion to send a
representative ro the conference, despite
his declaration to declare a truce
wi.li Huerta. If the note has :;ot been
sent it soon will be on the way from
he mediators it was declared.
Whether Carranza would name a
representative if he were to receive a J
modified invitation could net be fore-j
seen here tonight. Constitutionalist |
leadrs declined to discuss the posi- :
rinn The last v.esotiation between |
the South American envoys and Gen. j
Carranza ended with Carranza's re-1
fusal to declare an armistice and
name a representative. Since then it
was said that the mediators would
consider the rebel side of the issue
during their meetings at Niagara
Falls, although no c:nsti utionalist
representatives were present.
Secetarv Daniels was on the presid
ntial yacht Mayflower, which, wi h <
the funeral ship Montana, is steaming!
to New York.
The South America., mediators, it is :
unders oo-.l. -see nothing on the h >ri-'
zon ro prevent the beginning of f r-!
mal proceduro Mav IS. Hu rta's dele-:
gates are expected to c me to Wash- :
inuton from Key West or Galveston, |
and arrive here about r':e middle <. i ;
nvxi w ek. The possibility t'.at theyj
ay be tendered passage o . he Amor-j
ican warship from Vera Cruz was i
The three S:uth American media-j
tors probably will leav Washington ,
''or Niagara Fails next Saturday. They
held their cus omary sessi ns today
and also called on Secretary Bryan.
Among the suggestions se. t t) the !
media'ors for the solution of the :
Mexican tangl1 is a printed pamphlet
fr:m prominent Mexican, reviewing
the entire situation and proposing the
oo.ivoca ion of a congress of peace.
Complete >Var Preparations.
The war department today completed
its preparations for army
movements, including the reinforcement
of Gen. Funstcn at Vera Cruz,
should necessity arise. Twelve transports
were arranged for and men were
working night and day to convert the
chartered marchantmen to accommodate
soldiers, horses, guns and supplies.
Orders to the Fourth and Sixth
brigades at Texas City, the remainder
ol the Second division, to be ready to
reinforce Gen. Funston at any moment
were given, but Secetary Garrison
said that, no orders had been
issued for their dispatch. He declared
no aggressive measures were contemplated.
A brief scare at TacomaT^vasa!,
where a troop of cavalry of the State
was ordered out, presumably for war
service, faded quickly when it was
annminfpH that fho mnhiliratinn wna
independent of any orders from
Washington and was being carried
cut merely as a test of efficency.
At the navy department the steamer
Ozark was ordered to Tampico.
To Protect oC'ncessions.
A report was received today from
Rear Admiral Fletcher, which was regarded
as confirmatory in some degree
of news that had reached the
war department several days ago,
that oil me.i were in danger of' losing
their Dronerty in Mexico because of
suspension of oil production. If it
can be shown that the lessees are being
prevented from protection of their
wells through no fault of tfieir own* '
the State department will see, in th?
final settlement *hat these conceptions
are fully protected. It is knowa
j the British government already is ae.
cumulating a formidable list of claims :
i of this character.
! Secretary Bryan evidently wa?
j gratified at the news 'he received to!
day from Consul Rodgers at Habaurt.
: of the action of the German steam
ship company in ordering the return
;tc. ??v>ir?e P.orari?3 onH PCmnnrin-.
Ul UO OUij/O 4VU ? Ui *U, M,iiU -** VUJtr. ?
Eessin Oeciiie without u.:loading their
Porter ('. .Huuii Takes Own Life?
Found by His Young
1 The' State.
j Gree ville. May 9.?Porter C. Munn,
I one of Greenville's most progressive
! young citizens and a member of the
i firm of .Jordan & Munn, contractors,
| shot himself hrough the bead wi;h a
I pistol at S /clock this morning at his
! home 011 no'th Mai.i street, dying
i three hours later.
j Mr. Munn had just arise.) from bed
; when he fired the shot. His li;-tle
! G-year-old son heard -he shot and
j rushed upstairs to find his father lying
on the floor clad in his pajamas, with
blood flowing from a bullet wound in.
! his right temple.
Mr. Munn suffered a nervous breakdown
some time ago following a
o::e-day trip from Marion ro Greenville
in an automobile, but it was
'nought that he had recovered from
ihis. His business connections were
in excellent shape and his home life
Porter C. Munn was born in Florence
and was 39 years of age. He is
survived by a wife and two lit"le children.
His wife was formerly Miss Ma
I'iO ! IiOSllL'i\ u. .uai iuu.
Mr. ..iunn was a director of the
Chamber of Commerce, steward of
the Dune mbe Street Merhodist
church and was one of the city's
most pr srressive young business men.
His 'ra-ic death has cast a pall over
T o f'.inoral will probabiy be heid
to*: orrow uficrnoon here.
Maud?You seem to like .Jack's attentions.
Why don't you n.arry him?
Marie?Because I like his attentions.
Of Volcanic Oriffin.
Cambridge, Mass., May 9.?Scientists
a" Havard university said today
that he Sicilian parthquake was of
volcanic origin as no record cf any
disturbance during the pas' 24 hours
was shown by the university seismo.