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JUDGE TAn.ES NOTE
OF lilEASES LETTER
10 SPARTAN HIlid SHERIFF, SOLICITOR
AM) (;RAM> Jl'RORS
Sheriff P.rected by Governor to Show
Cause Why He Should Not He
News and Courier.
Spartanburg, Nov. 23.?In is opening
charge to the grand j ry today
upon the convening of tiie November
term of court, Juds;e Ernest Moore
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sa-.a: "bince you were mny cnargeu
. as to your duties at the spring term
of this ccurt, I should not deem it
m necessary now to gi.e ycu urther gen-j
' eral instructions with reference there- j
to. were it net for the fact that t e
governor of t is State has been fit j
t *\ lntfnvc t /> t Vi a CA^IMiTlr Ifl/i
iyj auairco icucio lks cuiivivvi v*4iu .
sheriff of this county, intimating or!
suggesting that those officials as well j
as the foreman and other members |
of the grand jury, might be influenced
by motives of persona7 consideration
in certain cases coming before
this court, to an. extent which would
interfere with t':eir duties as sworn
r.ffinarc r\t tho 1 o u* Primpc r?f thPSP
[ VIUV^l O VI liiv 1U " \>U Wfc letters,
which purport to be biised upon
information said to be-derived from
member^ of the* governor's detective!
force, have -been :pr\yarded. to me |
from t'".e office of the chief executive J
or tms state; ana wnue i am bins-1
tied from my knowledge o: these of- j
ticers of this'court and from my information
as to the character of the members
of t e grand jury, that there is
[ no foundation for these aspersions
f sought to be made against tfcem. yet
I deem it proper to caution you azain
as to tbe responsibilities and duties of
so discharging those duties and so
i meeting those responsibilities as to disarm
misrepresentation and de'y carp-i
ing criticism, whether they are inspired ;
Dy iaciion.ai ln-wni ana aisaypoiuieu
. ambition or whether they find their
' source in other and worthier motives."
Sheriff White has .been directed by
Governor Blease to show cause why
he should not .be removed. E. F. Hammond,
representing Governor Blease,
l qIIcktoc tho cnprifP rpfnspd tn deliver
to him samples of certain confiscated i
beers to be sent to the State chemist j
for analysis. The difficulty between J
the governor and the local court of-1
ficials hinges on the case of B. S. Doo-;
little and Wallace Whitlock, who have j
been indicted as wholesale beer dealers.(
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Their trial has been postponed rrom i
f time to time and this has led to the I
charge that f':e local officials "were
shielding the indicted men and has
caused Governor Biease's agent to investigate
Friends of the court officials here '
f'-ot +V10 trial rvf WhiHnolc and '
JUL! IA1 d It- tat l/UV MIMA Vi T. v.w v?
Doolittle is being delayed until Governor
Blease goes out o." office in he
belief that if they are convicted they;
i will be less likely to be pardoned by i
k Mr. Manning tnan by Governor Bleasa.!
Detective Replies to Judge's Charge.
L E. F. Hammond, in Spartanburg
county to investigate reported viola
tions of the laws in t&is section, commented
last night on that portion of
Judge Moore's charge to the grand
jury which dealt with the letters sent
to the sheriff of this county and the
solicitor o: this district with reference
to violations of rhe law Mr. j
Hammond says that he is in t?is
county because of a petition sent to j
the governor's office asking for the!
enforcement o>I the laws, especially '
around churches in a mill village adjacent
to the city. After explaining j
this matter,- the detective took issue.
vi-itr. efotflmontr m too pharcc W l"ph '
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he took to intimate that there was '
110 basis for t?.~.e charge? against the,
| ofTiceis named.
Being asked lor an interview last I
nigv.t, E. F. Hammond, special detec?_
tive of the State, said:
m "A petition was sent to the gov-1
ernor's office from Spartanburg conn- i
^ ty in the latter part of October, 1914,
asking that the gcvern'or take some
steps to stop open violation of the
laws within the immediate neighborhood
of churches in a mill district
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adjacent 10 a'panaiiuurg.
"The matter was referred to me by
I the governor for investigation. A ter ;
looking intr the case. I found that
I Rural Policemen Johnson and Vernon
had procured by purchase, or in
some other manner, the different
Iwands of beer sold by the dealers
complained of in the neighborhood
fiom which t' e complaints came.
"I called upon Sheriff 'White as
soon as I became acquainted with too
facts and made request, or demand,
v : ft that the alleged beers placed in his
0 custody as evidence be turned over
W to me for analysis by the State cr.emist,
and told him that there was no
Hon in 1 r*n thp rin rt of the Darties from
whom the evidence was obtained tvat
they kept the alleged beers on sale,
s ari would have, or had sold, to the
B s.. ?riff and is officers the ?amo alm
111 "Sheriff White refused to deliver
[the alleged beers to me without an
order from the foreman of the grand
'jury, saying thai he Lad been told to
j hold it for analysis by a local chemist.
"Asked for in orination as to the
date when alleged beers were obtained,
tne sheriff told me that he did
i not know; teat the stuff was locked
| up in the jail, and that he did not
! nave nine to iook on uie iuut*i? iy
I find the dates.
j "Rural Policeman Frank .Jo nson
i later that evening informed me that
j he and Rural Policeman Ed. Vernon
I had procured the different brands of
'beer some time early in the month
! of September.
"The matter, just as has been siat|ed
to you, was reporter! to the gov-,
! ernor's office in Columbia."
"Some of the ca'ses we v.ope to
j:orce to trial at this term of court
[shouM have been brought at previous
terms of court and as the eviI
^.ence has been placed in t e sheriff's
r.ffir-p. hv his rural nolicemen. it is
natural that the governor should in- (
quire into the cause of the cases
having been held up.
"It is a surprise to me that t'~e
presiding judge in his charge to the
grand jury, should haue stated in his
.criticism of the governor's letter to
him "... that there is no founda
tion for these aspersions sought to j
be made against them . . . whether]
they are inspired by factional ill-will
and disappointed ambition . . 1
will state that my instructions, wher
nrriprort tr? Jrinrtanhnrsr. were to in- !
vestigate and prosecute, or assist in
the prosecution of any violation o
law which I might find in this local- i
ity. There was nothing said as to
any particular cases or people to
prosecute, but to prosecute all violators.
"During my term of service as a
detective for SoulCarolina, in every j
case which I have prosecuted a con-;
r r Ar-n If rvi^ Tn Ar?Q OOAtlHTI '
nas icouim. 111 uiic
of the State wfcere there had not been :
a conviction in seven years, I made '
nine convictions in two months. Just
where the honorable judge finds
cause for making the statement that
there is no 'foundation for these aspersions'
I fail to see. He has not, |
to my knowledge, made any inquiries
into the matter, and his reference to
'factional ill-will' probably could be
traced to the fact that he was turned 1
down by tfce present governor when j
his political friends desired to ad-1
vance him to the top rung in the <
ladder of his profession.
"Jrhere is no politics nor prefer- j
ence connected with the :act of my j
being in Spartanburg. Complaint j
.was made by citizens of Spartaniburg
county as to a non-enforcement of
law in this section, and t*:e governor
of the State sent me as his officer to
investigate the. matter."
Knotty Case for the Court.
By Justice Hydrick:
rirtiienViVo dnpc IfSpnntnr Tillman
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treat you kindly when you go to his,
'Does Mrs. Tillman treat you kindly
Do your grandparents love you?
Do you love your grandparents?
Why don't you love your grandparents?
T r>ri' + Irnrvtt'
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'"And so it has been since the begin- !
ning of the world perhaps and will
continue to be unto the end thereof
t. at big and little children will have
their instincts of attraction and of
aversion, thejr likes and their dislikes
without knowing w'.iy.
"I do not love thee, Doctor Fell, j
Tbe reason wny 1 cannot ten;
But this alone 1 know full well,
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell." j
And what power lies in mortal man
and all his devices, in august courts,
in the frown o: the grave and revered
seigneurs of the Pencil, in the flaggelr.nt
en* o'nine tails, if you please, to
whin tVnc etn V?V>r?rri nnrnlv snirit tliflf
rises up in the weanlings scarcely emerged
from the cradle out of t!:em?
Whence do the Tillman-Dugas children
get ti'.iis instinct?
Possibly it is the revolt of heredity!
May be it comes from two fighting
strains! Who knows?
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From their mother's ini'k? Possibly.
Cert inly net from their mother's
gentle and Christian teaching, as t r ,
evidence showed, and there was none
to gainsay it. T' ey are well-behaved j
children, none better raised, more (
carefully instructed in the art of good :
breeddins. They had been taught to !
love their father, taught to love and I
obey their elders. There was nothing !
feigned. These little tots of eig". t and
ten vears bore themselves on the stand
under cross-examination like veterans, i
Every answer was straight and ro the
point. There was no hesitation and no
qualifying. What they thought and
felt th -y spoke. There was no sug
gestion of coaching. They were too
absolute and uncompromising with
the truth w. ether it told fo - or against
them. They loved "B. R." as they
called their :at.er, they were taugv.t
to love him, but he was not at the
senator's heme when t cy were sent
there three several times by their
mot..or, in obedience to the order of
the court, and they took the bit in their
young mouths and refused to stay..
(i heir grandparents were kind to u~em,
but they didn't love their grandparents,
tney wanted t eir mother, and to
their motner they returned, without
the fear of the court's worth and dis-'
pleasure before their eyes, it would
Truly a grave offense for tlieyourt
to consider! Insubordination, contumely.
contempt shown the conn's
big.'.:, authority on the part of offenders
so young. But can the mother be 1
punished? She did all the court required
of her. in so far as ner human '
powers permitted. No. s'.e did not;
whip the children when they returned
to her. She lectured and scolded them
for tr.eir beC.avior. But she could:
never whip her children for coming
home to her. A rather severe test,'
Messieurs Justices, would it not be,
for a mother W:o desired to fulfill the !
order of- the court in ever so much
Rut, .what then?
Shall? children have t'. eir instincts
"anri aversions, and indulge t':eir likes i
and dislikes, the cor.rt to the con- i
Shall not their natures be changed
by some process of the court's learned
"'Tis sa est in matrimony to begin j
with a little aversion," we think it ras ,
Mrs. iMalaprop who remarked in one j
oi sneriaan s piays. j
There have been Known to be in-'
stances of this, we believe, for a great:
deal is possible in the school of matrimony,
but to reverse the currents of;
a child's affections by decree of court'
is an undertaking that must tax the !
wisdom as well as the powers of our j
>0 CONCLUSIVE SEWS I
FROM POLISH BATTLE j
DECISIVE VICTORY APPARENTLY
STILL IN THE MAKING THERE
Germans Bel/eved to Be Preparing for j
New Attfi-ck on A11 zed Lines.
I onden, Nov. 24.?Up to late to-1
nig1', t there was no conclusive news j
from the Polish battelfie'd, where r j
decisive victory for either Russ;:a or I
Germany would vitally affect t':.e'
course of the winter campaign both m j
the east and in the west.
Petrograd declares the Russians
have inflicted at least a temporary reverse
on the Germans between the
Vistula and Warta, but does not claim ;
f-.nt nrtunps nf war have been I
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permanently settled. A Paris Matin
correspondent describes the Germans
as fleeing. Berlin announces officially;
that tee issue has not yet been de-j
Od the snow-covered fields of Belgium
and France quiet continues, the
only unusual incident being the bombardment
of Zeebrugge and Heyst by
British warships. A few shells struck j
hotels where the German staff was j
quartered and other buildings. The |
German shore batteries were unable
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to reacn tne wars':ips in repiy.
Preparing >ew Attack.
The Hague reports that railway;
communication wife Antwerp has been
suspended and that no travelers will
be admitted to Belgium during the!
next few days. T'"e Germans are e-i
lieved to be preparing for another j
assault on the allies' defense, but for .
the time, being there is a nearer ap
prcach to rest for the armies spread
out from Ostend to Verdun than ar any
time in the past two months.
T e Portuguese congress today decided
that country should coonerate 1
with the allies when it considers fclie'
step necessary. The minister of war
will issue a decree for partial mobili- j
(The greatest loan in England's bis-j
tory?1*350,000,000 pounds f$l,750,000.000^?has
been successfully float-'
ed by the Rank of England, both lar^e
r.nd small investors beins: anion? the
buyers. This country awaits announce-;
Trent by th- chancellor of the ex j
chequer as to tre aniouni of the subscriptions.
with t'>e belief that they
will oxfopd considerably the amount j
o" the loan and f'at the colossal
transaction will have an impressive ef-;
feet upon Croat Britain's enemies.
Act on in Rerl/n.
Berlin reports that the bundesrat!
has passed lavs to prevent and to j
punish speculation in s:old, fix the
price of potatoes, limit the oonsump-|
tion of bread, and extending: the'
moratorium in Alace-T.orraine. East
Prussia and parts of West Prussia, j
I It is expected the prire of wool will '
I v-p f Avr>pV. Thp B?*ifish 2ov- :
j prnP'Ontjhas taken un all (r,e stocks
; of leaf nor.
j The hunger-stricken "Belgians on (
t c 1 order of Holland are picture as
resorting to brigandage. Reports say
a state of anarchy is approaching.
Mrs. (iouplfs Appointments.
Mrs. John O. Gough, our W. M. V.
field worker, will be in our association
for a week or ten days and will visit
the following churches:
West Knd, Monday, November 22,
7:30 p. m.
Enoree, Tuesday, November 24,
10:30 a. m.
Whitmire, Tuesday, November 24,
7:30 p. m.
Bush River, Wednesday, November
2n, 11 a. m.
Fairuiew, Friday, November 27,
2*30 p. m.
Hurricane, Saturday, November 28,
quarterly meeting, two sessions; 10:30
a. in. and 1:30 p. m.
Oakland, Sunday, November 29. 3:30
East Side. Monday, November 30.
7:30 p. m.
Cress Roads, Tuesday, December 1,
10:30 a. m.
Saluda. Tuesday, December 1, 3:30
(Mount Zion, Wednesday, December
2, 11:00 a. m.
T^ose expecting to attend quarterly
meeting at Hurricane Saturday will
please send in their names at once
to Mrs. Job Simpson, Clinton, S. .C..R.
F. D. Following is the program-i
me for this quarterly meeting:
W. M. U. Reedy River association.:
ISaturday, Xovemher 28/ 1914.
10:30 A. 3F.
Greeting from local W. M. S.
Roll call of societies. Reports.
A j j -*jr n i?
Round table on methods?'Mrs.- E. P.
1:30 P. 31.
Jubilate (Judson Centennial).
(Conference on auxiliaries and bands.
.Music by local society.
Mrs. 'Y\ alter *i. Hunt,
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION iFOR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR THE
TOWN OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH CARI
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration of voters for the
Town of Newberry, S. C., will be opened
at the office of the Clerk and Treasurer,
in the Opera House, from the
16th day of November, 1914, to the
30tv.i day of November, 1914, both days
inclusive (Sunday excepteaj, Detween
the hours o:' 9 o'clock in the fore- j
noon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, i
J R. Scurry 'has been appointed sup-j
ervisor of registration Only such per- j
sons as register as herein provided
for shall be allowed to vote at the
regular town election to be held on the
8th-day of December, 1914, and at special
election to be held in the town of
Newberry during the two years.
The production of a certificate of
rooictrQl inn frnm tihp hoard of res:
istration to vote in a polling precinct
withi-n the incorporate limits of the
town of Newberry, proof of residence
in the municipality for four months
preceding the annual election for the
year 1914 ana t':e payment of all taxes
assesed cim, due and collectible ror <
the previous fiscal year, are necessary!
to entitle the applicant to registra-:
By order of the Town Council of,
the Town of Newberry, S. C., on the j
16th day of November,- 1914.
Z. F. Wright,
Attest: Mayor. ;
J. R. Scurry,
Clerk and Treasurer.
NOTICE OF FIAAL SETILJillJSM. |
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make .inal settlement
of the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Frances
Blease, deceased, in the probate court
N'or Newberry county, State of South
Carolina, on Tuesdav, December 22na, I
1914, at 11 o'clock in tr.e forenoon, and j
will immediately thereafter apply to
the judge of probate of Newberry
county for a final discharge. All
"wnriti in^ofh+or? tn thp fiSt.ate
ovao niu'-'w vw ?? w ?
will make immediate settlement with
either of the undersigned, and all persons
holding claims against the said
estate will present the same duly attested.
Bertha Blease Eison,
Cannon G. Blease,
Eugene S. Blease,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry,
Court of Common Pleas.
Newberry Building and Loan Company,
a corporation, Plaintiff,
(Mrs. Leila E. Williams and Henry;
L Parr, Defendants.
By virture of an order of the court
herein, I will sell at public auction, i
viiornoct hidripr within the leecal :
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hours of sale on Monday, salesday,
Docember, 1914, all t'.at lot of land
lot Xo. 1, of t' e Mrs. Y. J. Pope land as
will be more fully shown by reference
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Come in and buj
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Merchants in ne
thing in Xmas go
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wen to come u
I bought my sto
the advance in J
able to give yo
BETTER GOODS FOR i
The House of a Tho
If there is no teleph
write for our Free Bookh
may get Service at 5 0
A oostal will do!
Farmers' Line D<
SOUTHERN BELL TEL]
AND TELEGRAPH CC
BOX 163. COLUMI
to lot Book D at page 288 in the office hands
of the clerk of court, said lot having i Purch
the following metes and bounds: on the b
the norf.i by Tillman street, 200 feet; policy
on the east by Caldwell street, 68 feet; ' the m
on the south bv lot No. 2. 200 feet, and ance '
on the west by alley leading from and f
Tillman street to Purcell street premi
. .Terms of sale: One-tliird of tbt *'a-111'
purchase money to be paid in cash, the num |
balance payable in two equal annual er ^1
installments, to be se< ared by bond of tlle n
the purchaser and a mortgage of fc-e tance
premises sold, with interest :"rom date fai^ ;
of sale at the rate of 8 per cent, pay- sa^e ;
able annually, until paid in full with 0I^
leave to tlie purcnaser 10 aunupaw ,
payment of the credit portion in whole Pl,rc^
or in part; said bond and mortgage j.-01^1*
to provide for 10 n^r cent attorney's ,
fees on 'the amount due thereon i:i, . .
case of foreclosure or if placed in the ' Nov
ih You Your
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r what you |
, Dolls and j
:ed of anyods
d see me.
trice, so I
ii thp vprv
one on your farm
it telling how you
cents per month
BIA, S: C.
cf an attorney for collection,
laser will be required to insure
uilding thereon and assign the
' to the master, witii authority to
aster to pay premium on insurpolicy
if purchaser .fails to do -o,
- ~ + ' <?* 'lit'n r\ f a nQ vni Pnl nf
I UIU l"C uaic i ^ i/ujtuvuv wum
to reimburse himself and
e the same to the purchaser said
>nt to bear S per cent per anTom
date of payment. PurchasII
be required to deposit with
master $100.00 upon the accepof
his said as evidence of good
and to comply "with C:e terms ot
vithki 10 days- from day of sale
will be resold on. the following
lay at risk of ormer purchaser,
aser to. Dav for Daners and re
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> T ; K- A Rikard'
'ember 16, 1914.