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The Movements of Many People, Newberrians,
and Those Who Visit
Mrs. J. M. Bowers returned last
, week from Henaersonville.
Mr. ('. -lones. of Spartanburg, is
in tue cuv.
Dr. T. B. Jacobs spent Friday in
Prof, and Mrs. S. J. Derrick returned
from Lexington last week.
Miss I soling Wyche, oi: Prosperity,
is visiting Miss Kate Thompson on
Hillcrest avenue.?VT he State, 9th.
Misses Annie and Rosine C-unts, of
Prosperity, visited Mrs. John Brazell,:
Sr., this week.?T^e State, 9th.
Miss Lillie Mann, 'Mimnaugh's bookkeeper
and cashier, is spending !her va-:
cation in Columbia. i
Mr. W. E. Boozer, o: Columbia,
* n.AAl.An/1 in iVan-horru W11 Vl
bpeilt Clif nccivciiu 111 '"ww * j ..
his mother and sister.
Mr. Mack Summerfield. of Columbia,
o the United Tailoring and Hat company,
was in tne city Sunday.
Delegate T. E. Wicker is in Wash-:
ington attending the meeting of tne
National Letter Carriers' association.
Mrs. Alma Snead and little son and
. Miss Mae Wallace, of Atlanta, are vis- j
iting Mrs. E. H. Summer.
Misses Maude Gaorth and Xina j
Sligh spent Sunday in Newberry with
Miss Annie Green.?tnion nmes, au. .
Mr. G. W. Bullock, of Newiberry,
was in the city Wednesday.?Gaffney!
Mrs. X. H. Oxner let Saturday for.
a short stay in Xewberry.?The State,'
Mr. J. F. Moore and family are
spending awhile at their former home
in Hiddenite, X. C.
Mrs. R. E. Leavell and children are;
spending tiiie month of August in Eas- j
Rev. James D. Kinard ana sons are,
visiting relatives at Prosperity.?
Greenwood Journal, 6th.
Miss Grace Eargle 'has returned;
.from Peak, after visiting her uncle, j
Capt. P. E. Eargle.
Mrs. G. B. Shockley and little
Fredna are visiting their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Cromer, of Newoerry.?
juexmgion Dispaic.., o-tn.
Misc> Lula Mayer, of 'Newberry,
spent last Friday with her friend, Miss j
i-ana xv..oueii.?i^exingion Dispao^n, |
T 1 nf VoirVvor_ j
AITS. JonilsLUUC Oicvcua, i>i 4l ?? l/V * J
ry, is spenuing several days with relatives
in this section.?Wnite Town
cor. ^agetreia Advertiser, 5th.
Aiiss opting, of Newberrj, us the
guest of Miss Grace Castles, in South
Converse street.?Spartan&urg Jour-:
Lht. Kobert Rhoden, of Newberry,
'has been visiting friends in the Valley
the past week.?Aiken bentinelV
alley News, 6th.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Brown are visiting
ifriends at Rock Hill, Columbia,
^ A ? L??in siiin. f
and Aewoerry luis ween..?t
tinei-Valley News, 6th.
.vuss jOaepnine May, o: Prosperity, j
who is a guest of Mrs. S. S. irew,!
is spending a iiew days in Fort Mill I
with trienas.?Rock Hill Record, 6tn.
->ir. and Mrs. C. J. Zobel, of Newberry,
are visiting their daughter,
Mrs. W. P. Yonce.?Johnston NewsMonitor,
M^ss Name Bell Eison will spend a
few days witln her sister near New- i
berry.?Goshen Hill cor. Union Times, j
Mrs. M. B. Gilliani and little I
uaugnter, Lucne, leturned last week!
" - +Vi"Ho a-irJ relatives I
iroui a v i&il iu 11 ivuu.o
at Whitmire.?Union Times, 7th.
Miss Cornelia Mayer, of Newberry, j
is the guest of Miss Virginia Lto j
Poole at her home in Soutu street.? j
Union Times, 7tin.
-uis. it. Dei t Gee and little son, of i
Ne.v^eriy, visumg at u.e home oi l
."s. si. C. Maagum.?Union Tunes, j
Messrs. J. T. Cromer and family, E.
D. Schumpert and family and B. H.;
.ucuraw nave returned iirom Asheville
<~id Hendersonville. j,
Andrew vi .fhanman. of Saluda J
attended ti.ie sessions last week oi i-t'
^outh Carolina University convention ..
at Clayton Memorial church.
vicoia uavis returned yester- '
day from XevVuerry, where she spent!
the past weeiv visiting relatives and 1
irienus-Lhe State, ytL.
Miss Olive Feagie :as retunred from j
a trip to Washington, Baltimore. Phil- j
j : ~ ~ r\+' i nr or*_
8&6ipnicl 2.I1G \ cinuUJb vi iuwi
est in t-e Xorth.
Senator Aian Johns rone and Prof. J.
]j. O'Xeall Hoiioway have ;oeen appointed
delegates by the State Farmers
Jl'nion to the Southern Cotton congress
at Washington this week.
Rev. Dr. A. .j. Bowers preached in
Lexington Sunday. The people were
exnectinff a feast of spiritual food. It j
is safe to say they were not disap-1
Carence J. Cul'bejtson and his two
children, of Newberry, spent the week- ,
end with his brother, Clyde, in the
Trinty-Ridge section.?Laurens ville
Herald, 7th. i
W. D. Hardy and son, Frank, have 1
taken up their aboard at the Hardy
home near her for the remainder of |
w.e summer.?Goshen Hill cor. Union j
tvrisses i.izzie Henry and Sallie:
Cromer have returned home to New- j
<berry ji'ier a visit o Mrs. Emma
Thomas.?Goshen Hill cor. Union
Misses Lizzie and Effie Griffin are
here from Newberry tc \isit Misses
Ella and Lillian Mobley en route to
Edgefield to other relatives.?-Johnston '
Mr. and Mrs. Luth-er Lcng, of New- j
Hatt-v. and Mrs. M. E. Hall, of Laur- i
ens, are visiting their niece, Mrs. W.
W. Beaty.?Iva cor. Anderson Intelligencer,
Messrs. George K. Hutchinson. J. E.
Stokes, M. L. Buford, T. Roy Summer,
Ben A. Dominick, Ernest Anderson,
and Marvin 0. Summer leave
Wednesday for a trip to Washington,
D. C. *
Miss Fanny Fowles returned yesterday
from a visit to Newberry, ana
with Misses Harriet and Fanny Gil
lespie, went on to Bre:ard to join
Lsirs. English, and Mrs. Frank Gordon
at Brevard.?Columbia Record, 6tn.
Miss ;Milda Harbin, of Calhoun,
Ga? who has been visiting her aunt,
Mrs. G. W. Cardner, has gone to
iXeuberry wher eslie will spend several
days as the guest of Miss Parr.?
Greenwood Journal, Gth.
Three daarming young ladies, the
Misses Marie Shull, o>.' New Brookland.
Edith Folk, o: Newberry, and
Leila Richberg, of C-lumbia, were
guests last week at the home of \Y.
D. Dent in this city.?Lexington Enterprise,
.wi". .J. JL. rtuiv came m lasi r i iuaj
with '-lis bride from Louisiana to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Folk, of
the county. The bride was formerly
Miss Irene Thomas. Hearty congraulaticns
and well wishes greeted and
welcomed the happy couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Wrigfat are
in the city at the home of her parents,
Dr. and Mrs. T. W. Smith, having
reached Newberry from Laurens county,
after visiting his parents. They
will leave the latter part of the week
for their home in Washington, D. C.
Messrs. P. P. Langford, of Wichita
Fans, fex.; Mr. S. S. Langford, of
Georgetown, brothers, and Mr. John D.
Boozer, of Cfcattanooga, son of the
late Mrs. Jane Boozer, were among
the relatives at her burial in Rosemont
Miss Mildred Cul'bertson has re+11
T>n ad Kr.mo f*?rr.n YoTVfhorn,' S P
(/UX U^U HVAWV IA v/ui ? 1 V " VV* 4 J , K/ . V/ . 1
wuere she spent two months visiting
her aunt, Mrs. Walter <S. Spearman,
who entertained a house party
in her honor. Numerous parties were
given in honor of Mrs. Spearman's
guests.?(Charlotte Observer, 8th.
Mr. C. A. Renneker came up to join
Mrs. Renneker at the home of her father,
Mr. James A. Burton. They will
return today to their home .n Orangeburg.
Mrs. Renneker is very pleasantly
remembered here as Miss Mary
Carwile Burton and her many friends
are always rejoiced to see the true
friend who will ever be kept in happy
Miss Ella Bell Duncan is spending
tMs week with Misses Juanita and
Grace Wofford in Woodruff.
YABIOUS ASD ALL ABOUT.
Union today, Newberry tomorrow,
Laurens next day?State campaign.
Tne senatorial aspirants are in
This is the big day at Pomaria?
county campaign day.
A marriage license was issued Saturday
to Mr. D. !M. Tompkins and
Miss Mattie Rhoden, of Oakland.
(i he days of meetings for the farmers,
set by Clemson, are: Newberry,
August 17; Youngs Grove, August 18;
Litue Mountain. August 19.
*-r?* .? ? * * - - C
me junior imssiouary society in
Central Methodist church will meet
Friday afterncon at 5 o'clock with
Miss Mary Frances Cannon.
If 5l wasn't press day nor The Herald
and News, we would like to be in
Laurens Thursday, to see the State
candidates at that place, the home of
Cooper and Irby.'
Frank Davenport, the little boy who
was accidentally s*.:c: in tie shoulder
i;ist Thursday morning, is getting j
along all right, although the bullet has
not been located.
There will be service at St. James
Lutheran church, Jalapa, the third
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and at
Beth Eden at 3:30 o clock in the afternoon
instead of in the morning as
]ad been announced. Both services
will be conducted by the Rev. M. C.
The flag at the postoffice is at halt
mast in respect to Mrs. Wilson, the
president's \v?.e, wdo died at 5 o'clock
Thursday afternoon. Flags on every
government DL'iiaing win oe ai. nai>' |
i.-ast until after tlie burial, which will
oc in Myrt'e Hill cemetery, Rome, Ga..
Tuesday aftern on.
Observer W. O. Peterson says No.
6 towiul.ip has w.n the championship
in wheat growing, Mr. L. W.
Floyd having cleared 50 bus'iels to
one acre, which Observer Peterson
tells us is the best ever iieard of in
South Carolina. Newberry is the best
cvmty in the best Slate in the best !
nation in the world. At any rate it
is * good enough for us and we d n't
vmt any l ater, particularly at this
The absence of the ministers made
it inconvenient in town Sunday. Xo
preaching at any of the city churches,
i he Rev. Mr. Garrett was sick in bed.
A. c-uple came to his house to be married
but he was unable to perform
the ceremony. Rev. Mr. Smith, of
West End, was the only available
preacher in sight and be had his hands
full. Sunday afternoon he had a
marriage on hand and had to rush
to Jalapa to fill an appointment and
rush Lack for a funeral.
Parrot ^ttp-nrianrre buttons to chil
iren wao wer neither aabsent nor tardy
during their school year were mailed
today to the following: Misses 'Francis
Abrams ana Ruth Epting and Master
Hugh Epting, Tranwood sch-col;
Mijps Lily Mae Werts, Deadfall school;
Mr. Ray Dawkins, Saluda school; Mr.
Jesse Johnson, Bush River school:
Miss Mary Cannon, Utopia school;
Misses Rosa Ha nun and Sara Alice
Koon, Silverstreet school; Misses
Helen Clary and Ethel Boozer, Smyrna
school; Misses Ruby and Myrtle Fellers
and Mr. Simeon Longshore, Ridge
SVirins: school: Mr. Sam Bishop, Tab
? c 1_7 - - - ernacle
school; Misses Lillie and Annie
Mae McEntire, Vera, Clara and
Elizabeth Metze and Mr. Roy McEntire,
Wheeland school; Misses Xina
and Essie Livingst-cn, Fork school;
Miss Agnes Suber and Messrs Haskell
Brown and Forest Suber, Long
Lane school; and Miss Carrie and Mr.
Paul Folk. Zion school.
Bodr Shipped for BnriaL \
Mrs. Ida Barnett, wife of Mr. Jcrfhn
Barnett, died oil typhoid fever at her
home in Newberry Saturday night at
10 o'clock and was shipped 'Sunday
to Modoc, Edgefield county, for burial
at Red Oak church, five miles from
Modcc. She was 43.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN REUNION.
Attendance is Somewhat Sniaile
Tr.au Last Year liut Occasion
Tlie annaul Newberry college reun
ion was held at Little Mountain 01
triday. Between 4.0i?u and -?,(>?.)') peo
pie were present, the attendance he
ing somewhat smaller than last year
due probably to the unsettled weath
er thai has been prevailing throug]
*Un. ii'flfll- 'fliii waafhpr was i.ipal Fri
I I 11 C ? VV?V?V1 " A ~ vwv. aay,
except hot, and the meeting wa
tne most successful 'held in years
Pr f S. J. Derrick presided. Artliu
B. Lindler made toe welcome address
F. W. Cappelmann, of Columbia, mad
an enthusiastic address in behalf o
[education in general The Rev. H. A
J McCullough, of Columbia, spoke in hi:
usual enthusiastic manner on "Thi
College Atmosphere." R. H. Monts
of Lyons, Ga., responded to an im
promptu call with several very inter
esting remarks on Christian education
^ VAU'iKArrxr nnll !?ota on/"
XTitl Ilia, ^ ^ i I J VVIitgg, uuv
the Rev. P. E. Monroe, of ,Summerland
presented the claims of their colleges,
A NEAR-TRAGEDY AND WEDD1XC
In the Colored Life at Helena?Soi
Reported ^Killed and Daughter
TLere was mixed joy and sorrow ii
the family of Bill Bragg at Helena las
Wednesday. It was tue day set fo:
the marriage of the daughter, Annie
or-rather the ceremony was arrange*
for that nig-;rt, hut on that day Bil
and his wife, "Lindy," were &hocke<
by a telegram from Asheville statin:
that their son AQeck, had been killed
Tnere were no particulars and the:
had no further information, altCougj
they wired. All they could find ou
was that he had died in a hospital af
ter having been picked up near
railroad track. .Of course they wen
distressed and at a loss as to wha
to do. But their sorrow only en
dured a day. In the evening Alecl
walked in, about 7 o'clock, to tli?
great and glod surprise of thi
household. Mourning for the allegei
dead was turned into laughter for tin
living near bride. It was time fo
the return of joy. He who was sup
posed to be dead turned up just ii
time for the marraige, and tie wed
ding proceeded. The drama of th<
marriage escaped tragedy of violen
death, and Bill Bragg and his wife
who are well known in Newberry hav<
the well wishes of their white iriendi
in the present status of their domestii
THE >EWS OF PROSPERITY.
I iTiie Anil Family Hold AnnuUl Beun
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Aug. 10.?Misses Eul<
Taylor and Kathleen Pitt, of 'Coluni
<bia, spent the week-end with Mis;
Mamie Lee Taylor.
Master Randolph Schumpert, of Sa
vannah, is visiting his grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Schumpert.
iMiss Louise Ridgell, of Batesburg
is visiting Miss Margurite Wise.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moseley, Mr. am
Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum and Mr. J. A
Baker leave Wednesday fcr point:
Mrs. Rosa Lester "jas gone to Bates'
burg to visit her brother, Dr. Ed(
(Mrs. Delia Shealy is spending th(
month in Hendersonville.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter spent the week-enc
Mr. A. B. Wise has returned fron:
Mr. Herbert Boultman, of1 Sumter
is visiting his classmate, lAlr. R. K
Dr. T. F. Littlejohn, cf Pacolet, spenl
the week-end with his daughter, Little
Messrs. Robert Counts, of Batesburg,
and E. 0. Counts, of Charlotte
are the guests of their parents, Mr
and Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
Mr. and Mrs. Burr Connelly, oi
Ninety Six, have been visiting Mr. J. A
.Misses Tena Wise and Annie Fellers,
.:'ave returned from Little Mountain,
weher they ..ave ben tue guests
ij Miss Helen Lathan.
Mrs. Joe B. Hartman and son are
spending awhile witn relatives u:
I \ir. and Mrs. A. Z. Counts and
children are here visiting relatives.
Dr. C. K. Wheeler spent the weekend
Miss Ellen Werts spent Thursday
Miss isoline Wyche has returnee
from North Carolina. She was accompanied
home by Miss Kate Thompson
Miss Eliza'betfo Hawkins has returned
Mrs.. Olin Bobb has gone to Columbia
to visit her mother^ Mrs. Rawl.
Mr. Fred Schumpert, of Augusta, is
visiting his mother Mrs. 'Fannie
Mr. W. E. Moseley returns home today
Mr. and Mrs. Villie Shealy have
gone to Hot (Springs, N. C.
| i.wessrs. J. H. Crossori and Byre
j Gibson are in Leesvilie.
Miss Y. Genia Harmon lias gone t(
Kingstree. r'cr several weeks' stay.
Prof. Edd Black, of Lexington, i:
I visiting his brother, Mr. L. A. Black.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert and son, Kar
ry, are visiting in Greenville.
Mrs. Jim Price and daughter, Doris
are the guests of Mrs. W. A. Moseley.
Miss Minnie Hentz, of Pomaria, i
spending a few days with Mrs. B. B
Mr. ana Mrs. A. L. Black, of Bowmai
are visiting tihe former's brother, Mi
L. A. Black.
Mrs/ Douglass and little son, Mar
tin, of Gainesville, Fla., are th<
guests of Mrs. P. L. Langfccrd.
The annual lA'ull reunion was eel
ITuesday, August 4, at the heme o
Mrs. J. M. Werts, instead of at Young'
Grove on account o<: the threatenin;
i SHOT IN LEXINGTON
DIED IN NEWBERRY I.
! Inquest Finished Friday at Little
.Mountain by Coroner F. >1.
Mention was made in last issue ol.
, the shooting in Lexington county of a
- negro wh, died in Newberry county.
1 Coroner Lindsay went to investigate
, the affair but on account cf the absence
o witnesses he continued the
r inquest until Friday, when he return
' ed to Little Mountain and concluded I
j.- the inquest, which was held in this >
county because the wounded man died j
3 there. The slayer is -in the jail at;
3 Lexington, as the shooting to .k place j
in that county. j
The jury was composed of J. A. '
. Kinard, foreman; E. A. Wheeler, J. E.
* Mcnts, L. 0. Stoudemire, B. H. Miller, j
' C. W. Stoudemire. The verdict was J
that Jacob Bates came to his death j
; from gunshot wound in hands of Buck j
Metts en August 3.
1 Following is tie testimony taken
at the inquest Friday:
John 'Cumulander, sworn, says:
1 Was comingifroin Peak; passed Owens
> Champan's foouse; saw ?wo darkies
lf! standing in road like talking. I look1
ed in opposite direction, and heard j
1 the shot?and one of tl:e darkies was J
, j on the ground. Rode up and said,
I "What did you shoot that negro for?"*
- I %
y said he did not know. The one on j
1 the ground said, "You ought not to j
1 have done teat."
e Cross examined: How far were you
5 when you heard the shot,
t A. About 35 or 40 yards, and did not
3 see the parties when the shooting was
e Q. How were they standing?
1 A. They were standing near the j
right hand side of the read coming
. toward Chapin, facing each other.
l/.When I arrived the defendant was
- ! ctpnrJincr npar thp 1p.fr hand of the roa& i
a J '
~ j near the ditch and the deceased was
, lying near the middle of the road.
3 I aid not see William Bookman at the
5 time of the shooting.
2 The dying declaration of Jack Bates
was offeredf E. W. Shealy, Esq., representing
Buck Meetze, objected to its
introduction, and his objection was
- overruled, and the declaration was
read. It follows as "Exhibit'A.''
William Brown, sworn, says: Me
onH P.stoc MPitts u*prp standinsr
| U.UU U UWL JUTMVVW AIA VW w ? w J
i in the read. .Mr. Cumulander comes
- by and gets off his horse, asking us
3 to take a drink of liquor with him. He
said he didn't want to sell us any. I
says, "I am going to tfhe house; I will
be back.*' I lc<t Jack and Buck and
started up the road; when about ten
yards way heard a pistol shot. I
* turned round and told Buck Metts not
" to leave. He said, "I am going home."
I heard Buck Metts say to Jack Bates,
- "Don't you believe I'll shoot you?''
* j After Buck ghot Jack I told him not
1 X7A11 CL7QIIT
V/i'OSS C.\aiIllUCU . *Y 11J U1U JUU n u>?
A. They were just playing.
II Dying: Decoration of Jack Ba'.s.
Jack Bates, realizing that he is
. seriously wounded and that death' is
not far distant, being of sane mind,
being duly sworn by J. E. Epting,
mayor of Peaks the town of Peak, coun
ty and State aforesaid, does state as
> .:is dying declaration that he was shot
about 5:40 p. m. this the 3rd day of
August, 1914. by David (alias Buck)
, Metz: that Metz had been mad at him
for some time; that Metz had his pistol
in his outside coat pocket, and
, | that the said Bates told Metz he had
j better take his pistol out of that pocket
and put it in his inside coat pocket
1 as lie was liable to be arrested. That
Mpr7 had nistol in nis hand and said, !
"You don't believe I'll sho t you," and !1
a moment later the pistol fired and
the said Bates fell. Ke came back -md
caught my arm and said. "Get up." I
[ said. "I cau't get up.'' Metz said. "I'm
gwine home,'' and left in that direc?
tion. That this statement is the evij
dence tine said Bates will give incourt
I and is made in view of impending
' j Jack x Bates,
Siworn to and subscribed before me
' this 3rd day of August, 1914. at 6:30
2 p. ra.
j J. E. Epting,
Mayor of Peak. S. C.
Burial of Mrs. Boozer.
Mrs. Jane Boozer, an account of
- whose death at Chautauqua, N. Y.,
last Thursday was published in Frii,
day's paper, was buried at Rosemont
cemetery Sunday aj ternoon. her res
mains having reached here that after
~ ^ o, ^ krr AW C?AT1 .\T T* I
i. nOOII, acui luyauitru uy -uci ouu, i..**.
Jotin D. Boozer, of Chattanooga. iTenn.,
i and her brother,. Mr. Pierce P. Lang .
ford, of Wichita Falls, Texas. The
body was taken to the residence of
- her sister Mrs. Burr F. Goggans, leave
ing the house at 6 o'clock for the
cemetery, where the service was cond
ducted by the Resv. Gobe Smith,
f Owing to the uncertainty as to the
s time o the arrival of the remains
% many friends did not know the hour
j of -'her burial.
FIRST SEPARATE COACH BILL !
Cole. L. Blease Introduced First Separate
Coach Bill in This State
-1 \ csi's A co,
>:.vn ;?as beer iaiu in the campaign
Lais >car about 'he separate coach j
law and the question v ho was its orig- I
mal aui or has be-i :i asked many j
tmes. Up-. 11 examination of the jour- |
.lal of t..e 1 u-.se o: representatives of.
Jiis State for the yoai 1890 at pages !
~6,-1*0, and oiwily be :ound that j
. iepresenlative Cole. L. , Blease, of
Newberry, introduced "A Bill to re-'
quire railroad companies operating in
t lis State to furnish separate accom:r.
dations lor white and colored pas
senders. On tne nnai vote tne Dili
was defeated and the nght was contih'ied
by its friends until the present
law was passed. Thus it will be seen
that this was the first bill introduced
in t it State on that subject and Mr.
Blease is its author.?Herald and
News, September 12, 1902.
Off to YYiashington.
Several Xewberrians will attend the
cotton conference in Washington this
week. Mr. John M. Kinard will go
as a representative of tine bankers association.
Mr. L. W. Floyd goes by
appointment of the governor. He will
be joined by Mr. M .'A. Coleman, of Saluda,
alsc an appointee of the governor.
Mr. <M. L. Spearman and Mr. Arthur
Kib'er will represent the Business
League and Mr. E. M. Evans will also
attend as a representative of the merchants.
There may be others who are
To Si>f):k at Young's Grove.
Hon. Fred. H. Dominick, candidate
for congress from the Third district
[will attend the county campaign meeting
at Young's Grove cn Friday of
this week and will.address the (voters
of the county. He has been speaking
(With the county candidates in Pickens
and Anderson ccounties tfne nast
OXE THOUSAND DOLLARS
Keward Offered by Congressman
Aiken?Col. Purcell May Claim
Herald and News, August 4.
It is stated by a very reliable gentleman
who was present at the congressional
campaign meeting at Pickens
on Saturday teat Congressman
Aiken, in the course of his remarks,
said that be had never gone back en
a promise :hat he had made. That is
a very commendable trait in any politician,
and in some cases a very rare
trait, we are sorry to chronicle. "We
knew a very successful politician once
????- ? J ~ ~ A- -
wuu ntrver maue a, yruuuse, even 10 a
friend, if he intended to do what tJhat
iriend wanted. He did it without
making the premise that 'he would do
it. And we found it a very proper
thing. We say that because we were
very close to this politician and of
our own knowledge it saved him many
,:.ir. Aiken is said to nave emphasized
his statement by adding that he
would give $1,000 tc- any person furnishing
the proof that he had ever
niade a promise and failed to fulfill it.
It is known to many people in Newberry,
t'liat :or many years Col. C. J.
Purcell seemed to tinnk chat
overnment began and ended in Wyatt |
Aiken, and no one dared to criticise I
him in the presence of Col. Purcell
without having ,the maledictions o
this colonel on his head. Col. Purcell
' ad been appointed postmaster at
Newberry under a Republican admin- |
istration, though every one knew he !
was nj Republican. Whenever Con-j
gressman Aikej tit he gcrri town of |
Newberry (Co!. Purcell was tne man he :
always sought. T.:ere could be found !
no fault with the management o. the i
.sewberry postoffice under the administration
of Col. Purcell. When the j
democrats came into power there
were rumors that there would be a
'.ange in the postmastership at Newerry.
and there were several applicants
for the position. Col. Purcell's
term did not exprie until the following j
. rvwinor Thnca ivhn Irn P?VV of tllft close I
J. "uov, ' ,
relationship between Cpl. Purcell and I
Congressman Aiken did not anticipate
any change until the term expired.
And according to the written words
cf Congressman Aiken there ^'as to
It should be stated that Col. Purcell
was in the good days of Tillmanism
a strong supporter of that gentleman, j
and so strong did Gov. Tillman consid- J
or Viim that he made him a colonel on I
his staff, and that is the way he acquired
the 'honorable title of colonel.
And as for Aiken, why .he wauld have
been willing to lay down his life for
him, and he would fall out with his
best friend in Newberry for Aiken.
When these rumors got started in
Newberry that c.e was to be removed
he \vr te to his good friend Wyatt j
Allien to Know me iruia auoui mem,
and if they were true begged 'him to
give him the privilege of resigning j
rather than to be removed.
The following correspondence ex- j
plains itself and also explains whether i
or not Mr. Aiken has ever made a j
promise that he did not keep. We 1
think Col. Purcell snould claim the j
reward so that he might be recouped
for some of the good money he spent
to t.elp his friend Wyatt Aiken to re
tain his seat in congress. The letters
Newberry, S. C., May 6th, 1913.
Hon. Wyatt Aiken, Washington, D. C.
Dear Wyatt: I have been hoping
to have a chat with you before your
return to Washington, thinking you
would stop by here. I want to know
what you think of a probable change in
postmaster at this place, and in case
of a change, will it be at expiration or (
my term or is there a likelihood o?: a '
change before then? Rumcr has it
at i: will be shortly. Our personal w
interests in each other's welfare as
shown by our ,#ast relationship and
pit sent so far as 1 know, will warrant
you in being perfectly a'ank with- me
and put me in a position so that I can ?
get out if necessary and not ue turned
out. Ycu being on the spot can besi>
tell me the true status, where 1 have o
,<>..? on newspaper articles and rumors.
1 have never failed you when called
upon, so be frank wita me, so tliat 1
can make my arrangements accordingly.
Wnen will you be down this way,v
cijllj mue suun ytm suppu&e. iuxs is>
merely written to be relieved of the
rumor plague. I feel that our past i
relations should warrant every ef.fort
on your part to see that I serve \
my time out.
With kindest regards ana best
wishes, I am, as ever.
Your friend, v
(Signed) C. J. Purcell.
Mr. Aiken's reply is as follows:
House of Representatives
May 8, 1913.
l)esr Charlie: Your letter 6th inst.
has been received. Twice the pcstmasiter
general has said to me that
there would be no changes in postmasters
until the terms of the incum- ]
bents expired, especially where the
service had been satisfactory.
: i'ere are six*-vacancies in the 3rd
district and I have recommended toe
appointment of six applicants for the A
six vacancies and five appointments
have been made. Senator Tillman objects
to George M. Anderson at 96 and,
of course, can request the department
to withdraw the appointment. I was
at the department today and insisted
that the appointment stand. Senator
Smith1 is in favor of confirming Anrlprsrm
an /J I will ctanH hv Trim o?
long as I can. I have heard nothing
a;bout any change at Newberry and,
as I told yon and others, I am not going
to make any change there before
yonr time is ont. I believe your term
runs until next spring some time. Senator
Tillman does not want anybody
confirmed who has not been a lifelong
Democrat and generally a frjend ?
of his. He forgets tihat the old time
"n+|i-Ti1lTnanites saved iiim last sum- .
mer. Gftrvrs'ft Anders-on was nnp nf
them. I hope you and yours are well.
With best wishes,
Yours very respectfully,
(I3igned) ivVyatt Aiken.
Col. C. J. Purcell.
Newberry, S. C.
Mr. Aiken's -answer may be anticipated.
It will likely be that Col.
Purcell did not stay at-the office eight- ,
hours a day, but he was staying there *
at that time as many '"hours as he had
ever remained during the entire time
he was postmaster and Mr. Aiken
Vn ftw it nv^An Via rxrynta Vi i-m that ho
would not be disturbed until his term
was out. Besides he was not frank
with his friend, Gel. 'Purcell, as the
colonel had requested him to be. The
objection that Senator ^lllman (had to
Mr. Anderson was that he did not support
the nominees of the Democratic
primary. It seems to us that some * 4
one is entitled to Mr. Aiken's offer ctf ,
$1,000. Did Mr. Aiken deal fairly
with his friend, Col. Purcell? Let Mr.
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