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VOLUME L1I, NUXBEK SO. NEWBERRY, S. C* FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1914. TWICE A WEEK, $UI A YIAA
ALLOW NO PLANTING ~!
i OF COTTON FOR YEAR
COTTON CONGRESS ( ALLS ON LEGISLATURE
ENACT DRASTIC LAW
.Speakers Cr^e Immediate Passiisre of j
Act Eliminating Cotton Crop
I Next Season.
The State, 7th.
Prohibition* at the current extra
legislative session of any cotton planting
next season whatsoever, with the
imposition of an occupation tax high j
enough to restrain growers from j
overproduction in subsequent years, J
condtional upon similar action by j
f-rvrtnn Stnl-ps ic; r^rommpnripri I
to the general assembly in resolutions
adopted yesterday by county chairmen
of the South Carolina division. ^
Southern Cotton congress, at a meet- j
ing which followed a luncheon at the i
Hotel Jefferson . Substantial unanim-!
ity was shown. It was agreed also j
on motion of W. A. Stuckey of Lee j
county, to thank the governor i
through a committee for calling the
extra session. The issuance o:' the
proclamation which convened the assembly
followed a request from the
cotton congress for such action. The
body also adopted yesterday a reso- ;
lution suggesting to landlords that j
they accept from tenants next year [
payment in kind of rentals. Wade
Stackhouse. M. D., of Dillon, president
of the divison, who presided,
was instructed to appoint a committee
wlhich is to frame a bill embodying
the cotton elimination and occupation
tax features and "procure the
su omission 01 me measure 10 ine legislature
Among the speakers were W.
Stuckey of Bishopville, who repre\
sented the governor of South Caro- s
lina at the recensi conference of governors
in Washington; B. F. Tavlor
of Columbia, secretary-treasurer of
the division and secretary of the
South Carolina Cotton Seed Crushers'
association; J. A. Banks, senator from
Calhoun county; J. H. Manning, sen.
ator rom Dillon; B. H. Boykin, Kershaw
county; J. L. MoLaurin. senator
from Mariboro; Representative Graham
o Williamsburg; W. D. Grist,
editor or ine lorKviiie njiquirer, w.
B. Gruber, attorney of Waltor^oro;
E. J. Watson, State corri^\-:v.ner of
agriculture, comiinerce and industries,
and John G. Anderson, vehicle raaiiufacturer'ana
originator of i.e "Rock
Hill plan" of 1911 for cotton acreage
Fir Qto^L-Viaiico in i"> v cmi ri rr thp !
meeting said that no measure less
drastic than immediate enactment of
a law forbidding the planting of an\ !
cotton next year would give more !
than partial and temporary relief. A j
nrovision for DroDortional reduction !
he said, would be at best only palliative,
would work hardships in many
quarters and would be almost impossible
to enforce. He submitted figures
complied by Harvie oJrdan and approved
by Secretary Hester of the Xew
Orleans exchange to sustain 'his contention
that the present supply of cotton
is sufficient to meet requirements
of spinners both this season and the
next. He told in passing: ot tr.e in- |
ability of his kindscman, T. B. Stackhouse
of Columbia, vice president of
the National Loan and Exchange
bank of Columbia and president of
the Standard Warehouse company, to
procure in Chicago last week funds
to be loaned to farmers, saying the
Northwestern bankers base-d their
witfihoLding of such advances on their
uncertainty as to the present value of
/?A+f ATI r> ri T? 1 rs.Oft' A\*OriT\r 11 O.
vuttuil CLll U. IUU11 iVd v/? Viyiuuw\. |
tion next season depreciate this value j
Senator Smith ''Converted."
Dr. Stackhouse said he had been informed
over the telephone hy E. D.
Smith, junior member of South Caro~
? 9 . T O - ? i. ~ ~ ^ ^ 4-V.of
nu<x ui LIIC umxcu otaucs senate, mat i
ft the senator heartily approved of total j
u elimination of cotton planting next j
W season and would do what he could
f to 'forward t'bat policy. Dr. Stackhouse
also read half dozen telegrams
from Pee Dee'farmers and busrripn
/^nmimonH:n ? fbo "nn nnt- i
ton in 1915" p-lan.
Enactment of the suggested ''no j
cotton legislation should , be condi- i
tioned. Dr. tSackhouse said, on like
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HOUSE SETS UP
BOARD ON COTTON
ADOPTS RESOLUTION BY EPPS
Members of Acreage Committee Come
From Three Committees and
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Belser. Pegues. Atkinson. **
-* Blackwell, Bet. ea, Mower. Wyche *
* (Spartanburg), .Welch, Epps, *
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The house cf representatives decided j
yesterday m :ng, after a prolonged \
disoussion. to point a special com- j
.mittee of 11 members to consider |
all bi:ls concerning reduction of the j
acreage plan-red in cotton in 191". The j
resolution to this effect was intro- \
duced by Mr. Belser antl Mr. Epps J
of Sumter and was adopted after two !
other measures of similar effect had
The members of ti.'e select committee
were chosen by the committee on
agriculture, the committee' on ways
and means and the committee on judiciary
from their bodies and by
Speaker Smith '.iroim the members of
the house at large.
The special committee to consider
cotton acreage reduction bills follows:
From the committee on agriculture,
Belser, Sumter; Pegues, Marlboro;
Atkinson, Chester. From the
committee on ways and means.
Blackwell, Laurens; Bethea, Dillon.
From the committee of judiciary,
'Mower, Newberry; Wyche, Spartanburg.
From tine house at large,
Welch, Richland; E<pps, Sumter; Lee,
Darlington; Riley, Saluda.
>o Cut in Pay.
The house blithely killed the McQueen
resolution limiting the compensation
of member for the special session
to mileage and per diem for 10
Richard I. Manning, o':' Sumter,
nominee for the Democratic party for
governor of South Carolina, \v';o was
a visitor on tflie floor of the house yesterday,
\va-s introduced to the members
from the desk by Speaker Smith. Mr.
Manning was appiauaea wnen t.ie appeared
on tie rostrum. He tlnarked
the house for its reception of him
and told it that he realized the graveness
of the problems it was seeking
After being i-n session for two
hours tbe house adjourned to meet
at 10 o'clock this morning.
The chaplain of tne house, the Rev.
J. P. Knox, prayed earnestly yesterday
morning for tine recovery oi' R. M.
Yf i v cati rnomhor r?f V?trviio/* fvr\m
I UiiV. 1.VUO.C il Vili
Barnwell, whc is desperately ill at his
home at Black?ville.
The house refused to consider two
resolutions by Mr. Brice of Chester
limiting action at this sesion to matters
relating to the economic condition
of the State and fixing October 8
as t':.e final date on which members
could introduce bi!'~
The house took up the resolutions
introduced Tuesday appointing a select
comimittee to consider bills intended
to meet the conditions o;:" the
present emergency. After an hour
of debate the house killed the Sturkie
and Welch resolutions to this effect.
The Epps-Belser resolution providing
for a special committee to consider
cotton acreage reduction bills
was passed by a vote of 51 to 42. It
''Whereas this special session of
the general assembly was called with
the primary object of affording some
means of relief from the demoralized
condition of the cotton market, owing
to the European war; and
"Whereas it is universally recognized
that a great reduction oI: the
cotton acreage to be planted :.n the
year 1915 is necessary to any solution
of the difficulties arising therefrom:
"Now, therefore, be it resolved,
That a special committee to consider
all proposed bills and measures looking
to cotton acreage reduction be
appointed by the speaker, said committees
to consist oV three members
from the agricultural, two from the
judiciary committee, two from the J
ways and means committee a::; foi:: j
from the house at large.
"That said committee when organized
shall hold daily sittings for three
days, if so many be necessary, during
whif.h rime all menvbers of the les:is
lature offering measures concerning
said acreage reduction may appear
before said committee under such
rules as it may prescribe.
"After considering a'l uroposed
measures li.:e said committee shall
draft a bill which it deems best suited
to accomplish the desired end, and
report said bill to the house at the
earliest possi'ble date, that said bill
so reported by said committee b^
made a special order for October 12
at o'clock p. m. unless said
committee shall recommend an earlier
date for its consideration."
Speaker Smith asked the committees
on agriculture, judicial"/ and ways
and means to designate w ich o ' their j
mpmhprs thev wanted annointed on !
t.he select committee to consider cctton
acreage reduction bills.
The McQueen resolution limiting '
compensation of members of the
house for tue special session to mileage
and per diem for ten days was
taken up. Mr. McQueen urged its
passage on the grounds that State
finances were low. Mr. Fortner of
><rjnrt!anhnro- ?airi that ill em hers w'no
had money could afford to serve the
people for nothing, but that members
who were poor could not do so. Consequently
he opposed the passage o.
the McQueen resolution. ;.\ir. Harcnn j
of Cherokee suggested Chat any member
who wanted to show his patriotism
could notify the clerk tftat he
would not accepit his salary for the
special session. Mr. Hardin's speech
fi ne nouse agreed to striKe out uie
resolving words of the McQueen resolution
on a vive voce vote. The nay
vote was almost inaudible, whereat
the house laughed.
T'.":e select committee to consider
cotton acreage reduction bills was ordered
to meet at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon when -Various measures on
thp subiect were discussed.
REDUCTION IN PAY
3IcLaurin Hills to Bond Asylum :in<l I
Defer Tax Collections Unfayor..
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ttutj iic|n/i uu.
The State, 8th.
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As with one accord botli houses of
the South Carolina general assembly
rejected yesterday re&olutioss looking
to reduction of t'.re $200 pay and
mileage to which each member is in
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law emLiD.ea ror au.eiiuanee on iue
current extra session.
The senate in a three-hour session
during the orenoon defined the limits
ito octinri a t t is F,nipr?pnf
WJL iVO C-c v v.*. v. c v. .? legislation
has preference, but uncontested
local bills may be considered.
Unfavorable reports were made' in
the senate last night on the McLaurin
Din deferring collection c: ia.\es mm
the joint resolution, also by Senator j
McLaurin to bone the asylum prop- j
erty in the sum o: $1,500,000. A fa- J
vorable report was. made in the senate
.'ast night on tv.-e bill by Senator
Beamguard to exempt from taxation
this year citizens of Bethel, E'benezer
and Catawba twonshiips in York county,
which districts suffered severe!'? by
The lower house yesterday elected a
select committee of 11 members. to
which will 'be referred all emergent
measures relating to cotton acreage.
R. I. Manning of Sunvter, governornominate,
was introduced to the house
and wished it success in solving the
problems it has before it.
fTihe house meets this morning at 10
o'clock, tJbie senate at 11.
The Man From China.
The meeting at O'Xeall street is still
in progress. Tj'.ie subject for Saturday
night will be "What is the Soul" and
the subject for Sunday night "Where
are tne ueaa. ?,very lhjuj i? widially
invited, come early to get a good
Man and the Suffragette.
A Palm Beach suit and a saucer hat,
White socks and a cigarette,
IA bamboo cane and some oxfords Sat;
Oh, whenever I gaze on a man like
I vote lor t e suffragette.
?Derail Free Press, j
ONLY EMERGENCY LEGISLATION
The Only Matters to lie C onsidered
by the Legislature <'ottoii Acreage
>npr-ial to The Herald and News.
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Columbia, Oct. 8.?The 'l ouse today j
passed the Brice measure, which pro- j
vides that only emergency legislation
be taken up, except matters of
very great importance o a purely
local nature. I
All bills in the senate looking to
nr, nvtonoiftn nf f -n timp for thp 113V
(2.11 V/i V v, va w w - _ x ? ,
ment of taxes have bec-n killed. All
similar measures in the house have j
been unfavorarol'v reported.
The indications now are that the |
only measures lilfely to pass are t. e ;
ones looking to a reduction in cot- j
IQIl clCctiiu u >* ai tii'juot urn.
The indications are that i'l..e electi n
of a judge for the fifth circuit to succeed
the Hon. Ernest Gary, deceased,
wili be leit to the regular session in
Teachers and Committees for State
Newberry being one of six counties
asked by the State school improvement
association .0 have an educational
booto in the center of t'.ie steel
building at the State (fair in Columbia,
teachers are appointed to discuss
the advisability of sending an exhibit
and to report at Teachers' meeting,
October 10. The committees are appointed
Decoration and Arrangement.
iMiss Elizabeth Dominick, chairman.
Miss El'berta Sease.
Miss Lois Eleazer.
Miss Lucy Riser.
Miss Carrie Still.
Mr. J. B. Ballentine, chairman.
Ufr. C M. Wilson.
Mr. S. P. Koon.
iMiiss Soy Womble.
iMiss Lucia Winn.
iMiss Mae Amick.
Miss Katherine Ghapjpell, chairman.
Miss Lizzie Xeel,
Miss Ola Brown.
Miss Lucy Ligon,
A/ficc ilmn T .linn
Miss Pearl West.
A meeting of these committees is
called for 10 o'clock Saturday. October
30, Newberry High school.
Geo. D. Brown,
/ '/ivuT'vm riMinifini
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FOR MRS. IH'XAN
Richland Civil Court Devotes Afternoon
Sitting to Appeals and
Court of common please for Richland
county adjourned yesterday at an
early hour, after the taking of a consent
verdict for $1,000 in the case o?
Louisa T. Duncan vs. W. M. Otis,
Jcfrn T. Duncan et al.
jjnis was an action to recover uu a
bond executed by the defendants for
the proper care of certain property
and rents accuring thereon, pending
an appeal to the supreme court in the
case of Louisa T. Duncan vs. John T.
Duncan, decided advisely to the appelant,
John T. Duncan, 'by that body.
Xo other cases were ready for trial at
^1/v ? ? r\ f f v? r\ n 11 n r>0
Hit? euilt'iuyi'uu V/i LLiC ^ ua^Uii vuov.
During the afternoons of the present
session the court is taking under
consideration appeals from magistrates'
courts and equity matters.
A Birthday Party.
ISaturday, October 3. was a gloomy
day. but nor for lower Xo. 9 township,
Then the friends, neighbors and relatives
of Mr. I. J. Ix>wman gathered
around his fireside to celebrate his
;"0 birthday. The guests having arrived
about 12 o'clock tfiev were invited
into the dining room wihere a
"bountiful dinner was served, which
was exceedingly enjoyed by all. The
rlt'tornnnn tl-oc CTs??nf in S/yifll PHTl
versation, and a'.ter expressing their
desire to spend his next 50 birthday
in the same way, the guests returned
to their homes, feeling much elated i
over their delightful day. About 50 <
people called during the day.
(iOV. BLEASE PROTESTS
Governor Informs Seiute Tliat Copies !
Sent Both Houses Were of
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i ue isuiit:, ou i.
In regard to message No. 1 from J
t'.:e governor to the general assembly
at its special session, The State of
| yesterday said: "The senate received
j an expurgated and the house an unI
expurgatd edition'' of the communii
' Message Xo. 3 to the senate from
j the governor sent yesterday morning,
! ~ i",4- r. tVtio ctotn m n n r in Tlio QtQfP
| IVJSCllia una 3ian,un,ut 'u iuv k/wtv,
In message No. 3 the governor says:
"This moaning, upon picking up the
j Columbia S. .ce, I find in big headlines,
T'hieif Executive for Stay Law
j?Sends Plethoric Message to House,
Expurgated Edition to Senate,' and
Chen, in referring to the message, this ,
newspaper says: 'In other words, the \
senate received an expurgated and i
the house an unexpurgated edition.' j
"I can not allow this to pass. I J
sent to each house identically the |
same copy, printed at that, and each
copy was m run ana eacn copy jusi j
exactly alike ami how this news- j
paper or anybody else could make j
that kind of statement I am at a loss
The message yesterday morning was
accompanied by affidavits from the
governor's private secretary and his
As Printed in Journal. .
friie journals 'for Tuesday of the
senate and the house both contain
message No. 1 -from the governor. In
the senate journal the message occupies
pages 6 to 16, and1 in the house
journal pages 10 to 111. In other
words, the senate's version, officially
set out in its journal, is decidedly an
"expurgated'' version, by compari-son
with that which the llvouse journal
Message Xo. 3 was received by t':e
senate .rom the governor immediately
a:ter it convened yesterday. Aftr
x / ! C Ar?^ + /\r CVi c rnc
HllS vv cl? I cau, ccuaiyi uuai pv j
of Lexington and Senator McLaurin |
of Marlboro, both of whom are presumed
to be in a position to speak
for the administration, said that there
had been "just a misunderstanding''
on the part of the senate in regard
to message no 1.
Statement by Clerk,
W. S. Stokes, tf:e veteran reading
clerk of the senate, made the following
statement, which was ordered
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prinreu in une juumai.
"Before the beginning of the session
of the senate I went down to
the governor's office as I usually do
to get a copy of the governor's message
that I might look it over, be- j
fore the senate convened. Mr. Black- j
burn, the governor's stenographer, i
went into the governor's private office
and returning took a printed copy
of the message from tfce case and
said he could fix it and proceeded to j
put together mosft of the pages and j
to draw a heavy black pencil across
the parts which' could not be padded
and handing it to me said: 'When j
fU/x nrrtT'AT*n r\Y*fO mOCOQ.aD 1C Qon f 11 n "ill cyf I
LilC ^ U CI 11 V/4 O ^ iw K/Vi* V4 jy f j v*<w v |
put it on your desk and read this j
copy.' I did as requested and read
only Chose parts left unmarked/'
The report of The State in regard
to the expurgation of message Xo. 1
was based, of course, on the versions
of tj'ie communication read from the
desks of the two houses. The State
was not given a copy of the message,
wMch was sent to the general assembly
rn pamiph'et form, and, as printed
by the house, contained upwards of
41,000 words, most of which- were
devoted to a resume of politics in.
South Carolina in recent .vears.
Beth Eden Pastorate.
Because the weather was so very
rough, there was no meeting of the
joint council on last 'Saturday. Xotfir
intr n-ro.vontinp' thfrp will hp a meet
1 Xi?> v? v ..... ? ? ? j
ing of the joint council o-f the above
charge at the parsonage oil next Saturday
at 10 o'clock a. m. Please do ;
not forget the time of the meeting, j
and be sure to attend.
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Xierhts Six Months Loner.
"These long Artie nights are delightful/'
said the Eskimo beau, "but
I guess I'm staying a trifle late."
"Xo hurry,'' declared the Eskimo j
hoijo. "That clock is two weeks j
ARF. SFT IN MOTION
iAAlAi A Ai V A?4 V
"MAM MINDS, MANY MEASURES*
AT CONVENING EXTRA SESSION
Governors Message head in Botlf
Houses?> umbec of Measurers
I The State, 7th.
Aside from organization of tjhe sen:
ate and house, the general assembly
' accomplished little yesterday, tine first
day of the special session, called presumably
to find a solution for fhe
economic problem which is vexing cotton
The governor sent up a message, ap
1 pended to which were suggestions a*
! to legislation at the extraodinary
[ session. This message was received
i by both houses in pamphlet form.
! In the copy to tine senate, pages of
the panup..let had been stricken out
by the governor, but tihe copy of the
pamphlet sent as a message to tne
house had not been edited. In other
words, the senate received an expur
gated and the house an unexpurgated
The t'pper House.
The senate remained in session approximately
one tour. This was consumed
largely in the reading of the
governor's messages two of wh5"ch
were received yesterday. The first
contained some suggestions ah to remedial
legislation. Measures suggested
That a committee be appointed to
confer wich si'milar committees from f
other cotton growing States that uniform
legislation might be procured.
That a ."stay law'.' of one year's duration
That the payment of taxes be postI
That tne legal rate of interest oe
reduced to 6 per cent.
That "careful and serious consideration''
be given the passage of a law
That a warehouse system be similarly
And that the residents of certain
districts in York and -Laurens counties
be relieved of taxes one year in
consequence of hail visitations.
"I do not care at this time to express
an opinion as to the constitutionality
of a law for th^, reduction of
resident of Barnwell county. This was
signed by R. C. Kirkland, count/
chairman of Barnwell county, and
chairman of the county executive committee,
and had been ^adopted by the
county executive committee in session
August 27, 1914.
fvnnneac r\f tho oyi+t?o p^uciAn r> n_
JJA/pVilOV/O \SL wuv >J1V/U i
ceived much consideration in the
batch of resolutions first offered.
A resolution was adopted, dispensing
with unnecessary clerks and attaches
of the senate.
Another resolution, -by Senator
Christensen, asked that legislation be
restricted to issues germane to the
situation and provided that expenses
be limited to $5 per diem and mileage.
A concurrent resolution was offered
dv senator wiuiams or AiKen, witn a
similar restriction as to legislation,
and providing that members receive
no compensation. The: 3 resolutions,
along with another by Senator Hall of
Cherokee, which restricted legislation
to relief measures, and provided that
adjournment be set for not later than
October 20, are to be consHered tomorrow.
The Harnwell Protest.
Basing their protest on tue dual
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acreage," the governor commented.
Legislators were advised to pass it,
and "let the courts take the responsibility
of nullifying your action."
As to the warehouse plan, the governor
did not advocate State control,
and emphasized that ':.e would not approve
of any bill that placed the system
in the hands of State officials as
Protest Barnwell Seat.
In the other message the governor
inferred that members of both houses
were holding two positions of "prof;t
and trust." '
Supplementing this second message,
a petition was filed from Barnwell,
protesting Senator Patterson's seat, on
the dual grounds of holding the position
of "p^v^cian and assistant phyvsician
at the State* Hospital for the
Insane," and of having become a non