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VOLUME Lin, .NOtBER 10 NEWBERRY, 8. 0. FRIDAY, MARCH 1913. rWZCI 1 W1IX, $U? A H1B,
I Germany WiJ
Berlin Expresses Itself as A
"X T 77* mi ,
note rrom 1 nis k^uutut
Sides Agree to An
Berlin, March 2 (via London).?In
its reply to the American note conv
-cerning tbe German naval war zone,
the German government agrees that
L binder certain conditions its subma
\ rines will halt and investigate mer\
chantnren and will proceed against
K -on\y such vessels as are found to be
carrying contraband or are owned in
nations hostile to Germany.
The reply declares Germany's readiness
to accept virtually all of the
^ American proposals except the on*
. which would restrict the use of anchored
mines to purely defensive purposes.
The German government expresses
the belief that belligerents can
not afford to abandon entirely the
use of anchored mines for offensive
operations. It is willing to consider
tb-e abandonment of floating mines.
To Begard Law.
In case German submarines take ac inr.
oftor inv^sHaration aealnst mer
VlUil M4VW *?* .
** - chantmen carrying contraband or j
owned in hostile countries, it is agreed j
that such action will be in acordance !
with the general rules of international j
law. This presupposes, however, the
abandonment of the use of neutra!
flags by merchantmen of hostile nations
or the arming of such merchantmen.
If such tactics are employed,
Germany contends, it would be impossible
to restrict the operations of
i submarines in this manner.
? The reply suggests that there be
W constituted in tf:e countries concerned
American commissions to which supplies
of foodstuffs or the use of the
" 1 - ? Kg oonsism
UlUUilU puyuianvu wuiu v w w #
Church of the Redeemer.
* (Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor.) |
Nothing preventing, the following
"will be the program of divine"services ;
at ti':e Lutheran Church of J the Re-!
deemer next Sunday: , j
il:15 a. m. The regular morning!
7 service. The pastor will preach on i
i tfce subject, "The Sunny Side of the
Street." The world needs the Gospel >
of sunshine and Siope. The Gospel j
lesson, the casting out or tne cuma
N spirit, snows what Jesus Christ can
tlo for a man, or for men, when they.
. trust in Him. The man was restored'
, toljis normal condition, and no doubt,
/ life was brighter and better for-him<
V' During this period of Lent, when we
yk follow our Savior, in His sufferings
and trials, it is well for us to notice
' that all the way He was ever cheer-"
ing and helping men. In the midst
; o sorrow and darkness He radiated..
[. iite gospel of sunshine and cheer. < -
7:30 p. m. IThe evening service.
The pastor will preach the second in
the series of special sermons on the
I " general theme, "Paul's Ideal Ghurcfc
and People'.' TTre subject of the ser-.:
S\ nion Sunday night will be "Paul's
K\ 'Ideal Church Officer!This theme"
should be of great-interest, not only
W- to every officer of the. church, but to
every member of tl^e church, and also
those who are not members. We have
f our peculiar ideas and ideals ifor all
L. . irien, and especially the church officers.
Let us consider what the great aposL
tie thought and said. The church offck
fleer has a responsible place, and he
needs encouragement and help on the
part of all that he may be efficient.
The object of the sermon will be to
rwlt\ ond and m<>m
"bers that the church may be efficient
in her great work.
There will be good music at x oth
^ The public is cordially irviied.
Telegrams Came Too Late.
- Washington, Marcfh 3. ? Senators
' Tillman and Smith have today received
k' telegrams from various parties in
South Carolina asking the Senators
^ to rei rain from committing themselves
U to the new federal positions created
"by tfte Aiken bill, now awaiting the
II President's signature.
"Rut fhp senators as well as the i
l^ouse delegation, agreed last night, as
was published, and tae telegrams came
ts of Blockade
ccepting American Proposal j
y Suggesting That Both
i eliorate Conditions
ed. phis plan, it is said, is contemplated
in the American proposals. The
reDlv also suesrests that these commis
sions should be allowed to import and j
control the distribution of other ar- !
tide?, especially fodder, put on the \
conditional contraband list in tifc-e j
declaration of London. Germany j
states that interference with articles:
on the absolute free list in the dec- ;
laration of London should be abandoned.
Calls It Fair.
"What most impressed us in the
American note was the evident spirit j
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Ot aDSOlUte i.airmjss iu wuitu i
American goverrfment approached th-j
problems and its desire to propose a j
solution which could be accepted by !
both sides/' said a high official of the
German government today. "We en-!
deavored in the reply to follow the
same rule. The modifications we suggested
are inspired by the desire to
round out and complete the American
"We are sure, for instance, that the
American government would have inrmv.priri?
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d':antmen if this subject had occurred
to them. The reservation regarding
the offensive use of anchored mines is
justified by The Hague convention,
which expressly authorizes such procedure.
"The government is convinced that
the American proposals furnish an acceptable
basis for a practical solution
of t>"e present differences and problems
of the neutrals and belligerents."
SAFE PASSAGE FOR SHIPS.
Flying American Flag anl Carrying
The Hague, -March 3.?<I!':e German
government today informed Dr. Henry
Van Dyk, American minister to the
Vet^erlands.' through the German
minister, F. Von Hueller, that arrangements
had been made to grant safe
c. -^dfce m: cugh the naval war-zone to
American relief ships bering supplies
for tiie people of Belgium.
f W r?r?on in Due West.
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A. R. Presbyterian, 3rd.
Rev. J. W. Carson began preaching
to the Erskine Y. M. C. A. last Wednesday.
The services ran through the
iSabbath, two sermons a day. Bro.
Carson preached with great earnestness
and faithfulness. There were
two accessions to the arureh. On the
Sabbath the visiting minister held fivr
services. He- preached morning and
evening in the chujchu addressed tiie
Y. !>?.. C. A. in the afternoon and the
young Jadies IC,hristian.. ynioni^ter. In
the morning i-e addressed the; A, R. P.
Sabbath-school, much -to their pleasure
and profit. He put in a: very full day
and igot-vfine attention at all tne serv-1
ices. ' r. ,
The Shadows and Light.
We had the pleasure o. hearing a
sermon by the Rev. Edw. Fulenwilder,
which brought to mind the following
beautiful farewell of Bob Burdette,
written shortly before his death:
"The shadows are deepening around
tie pond and the stream is singing
itself to sleep. But there is yet a
little grist in the hopper, and while
the water serves I will keep on grinding.
And by the time the sun is down
and the flow in the race is not enough
to turn the big wiieel, the grist will
run out and I will have tine old mill
swept and tidied for the night. And
then for home and a cherry evening, a
quiet night, lighted with stars and pillowed
with sleep. And after that, the
dawning, and another day; .:airer than
any I have ever seen in tr.is beautiful
world of roseate morning and radiant
Not August, But A. H. Kohii.
The Herald and News, which was
published by F. H. Aull, at Newberry,
was sold last week, and a new company
has taken charge of tfre plant of
which .August Kohn will be the president.
Mr. Aull will be editor of the 1
new paper.?Abbeville Medium.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
FkOJI STATE CAPITAL
LMPORTAXT A PPOIXT3TE-XTS BY
j Dr. Cromer on Charity Board?State
Special to Tne Herald and News.
Columbia, March 4.?T:e speculation
which has been rife since the sudden
removal of tae board of regents
of t!:e State Hospital i or the Insane,
by Gov. (Tanning, as to who would-j
be put in charge of this institution;
was ended by the governor yesterday
by. the appointment of J. E.. Sirrine,
of Greenville, civil engineer; R. B.
Scarborough, of Conway, attorney and
business man; C. Fred Williams, Columbia,
physician; S. C. Baker, Sumter,'
physician; OB. W; Segars, . *Lee
UT. ir..J. strait is snii supei iiiLciiuent
of the institution, under tfce appointment
by Gov. Blease.
Dr. Cromer on Commission.
Dr. George B. Cromer, of Newberry,
is the first member named by Gov
Manning on the charities and corrections
commission created by the la^
general assembly. The other members
are: Dr. Z. T. iCody, of Greenville,
editor; Dr. D. D. Wallace, of
Spartanburg, professor in Wofford college,
and a son of Editor W. H. Wallace.
of iNewberry; R. H. King, of '
Charleston, Y. M. IC. A. secretary; L. |
O. Patterson, of Greenville, lawyer.
The board will appoint a secretary
and an assistant secretary, and will
begin its work on April 1. T:e board
is charged with the duty of visiting
and inspecting once a year, or oftener
"State, county," municipal and private
institutions which are of an eleemosynary,
charitable, correctional or reformatory
character, or which are for
the care, custody or training of the de
fective, dependent, delinquent or criminal
classes, except that the hospital
for the insane, the penitentiary and
tile refoimatories shall be visited as!
often as once in six months and by at
'east two members of the board."
T/.e Dcard must make reports on
the inspections o institutions under
its supervision to officials having di
rect. charge of them. In addition orficials
of State, county and municipal
charitable and correctional institutions
must make quarterly reports to
the board in such form as it may provide.
Plans for new jails, almshouses and
similar buildings must be submitted
to the board county and municipal
ant);01 Hies for suggestions and recommendations
before they are adopted.
The State board of charities and
corrections is authorized to appoint
local boards- in cities and counties.
On these boards is to be a member of
the board of health of tf:e city or-coun-"^
ty. Onj member may -be a Avom^n.
Besides its duties of-"inspection and
supervision, the State; board must collect
statistics on dependent, ^fe ective
and delinquent classes both "in and
out- of institutions, aa% su<jh other
data as may be of value.'* Annual re
ports to tne governor, 10 us cier^s
of court" of t!;.e counties and monthly
reports to the State board of health
must be made by the board of charities
ai.d corrections. The governor
may call upon the board to make inspections
of any institution at any
Immediately aJfter its organization,
the State board of charities and corrections
is required through one or
more of its agents to investigate the
financial condition of inmates now in
the State Hospital for the Insane or
hereafter committed to the instiution.
An investigation must also be
made o the financial resources of the
relatives of inmates liable for their
The board is to submit its findings
to tfce board of regents of the asylum
'No payments will be required of inmates
or their relatives prior to May
n 1fk1~ T ncnni-foinirtr fi T1 3 T1 -
j w, Xt7Itl. ILL LUiiiiUQ LUV
cial resources of inmates of the
aslyum to determine whether they are
| able to bear the wDole or part of the
i cost of their treatment at the State
hospital the board is cautioned to consider
other members of the family
who depend tor support on the estates
The act creating the board provides
, ERROR IN TAX COMMISSION ACT I
Does Not Provide For Board of Review
and Places Commissioner at
$2,000 Instead of $2,500.
Special to (The Herald and News.
Columbia, S. C., March 4 ?IComp- j
troller General Sawyer '.".as called a
meeting of the State board of pensioners
to be held next Wednesday, March
10th, at 11 a m., to pass upon applications
for pensions. The meeting is
cf considerable importance on account
of the large increase in the pension
appropriation by L'.:e last legislature.
It is stated by those who have examined
into tho matter that an error
was made by tne engrossing department
of the legislature in TDe act creating
the State tax commission, and
on account of this error the act as |
approved does not include the board
of review, one member of which was f
to be appointed to tfce governor from
each congressional district, as was intended
by the general assembly.
it is aiso stated xnai ine saiary in ,
the tax commissioner is placed in the j
appioved act at $2,000, instead of
$2,500, as was the intention of trne I
The hearing in the matter o; the
dispensary board o-f Barnwell county
was concluded before the governor:
fins duciuuuu. iiio wjyxmui.1 vi decision
in t': e matter will be given as
soon as he has further time to consider
the case. J. K. A. |
elaborate machinery or making investigations
of t;:e financial resources 1
of patients a the State hospital. The j
Loord is authorized to employ two j
agents-prior to January 1, 19J6, to!
irake these investigations and one
agent for this purpose after this date.
The State Warehouse Commission.
T"e State warehouse commissioner,,
even so late in the season, is still j.
taking over warehouses. Another
warehouse was taken over on Tuesday
in Lee county.
On the first Monday in March, in response
to a call from the farmers of;
Williamston township, Senator Mc- j
Laurin delivered an address to about
four hundred people in tie court house
in Anderson. T ere was some confusion
about the date of the meeting, ,
one of the Anderson papers having j
announced that the meeting would be
on Saturday The address was listened
to wit)!: the closest attention,
and with every mark of approval from
those present. He said that in the beginning
O' this season, when it seemed
that there would be no market for cotton,
on acount of the war and the
promise of a 16,000,000-bale crop, tnat
he, with others, traveled from here to
Texas, "'urging the farmers to hold
cotton; that t-e cotton congress and
.'Southern cotton association held '
a contention in New Orleans and began j1
a systematic campaign urging farmers
not to sell their cotton; that it
was the greatest 'holding movement
ever seen in tf':e South, and demonstrates
that if tue farmers could be (
united they hold the whip hand at
ail times. That cotton had- go>ne -up *.
from tl;e low point of 5.jcents to 8 1-2; J
tn:e highest point since the war biegan.
That he had contended all the time
that tf:e under-cohsumption of cotton
had been magnified because the war
itself had found new uses, especially
: or low-grade cotton. That it would
have been just as easy to have put cotton
to 12 cents as to 8; that if th?
farmers could have been induced to
absolutely retire 6,000,000 bales and
tv-e world knew that, that they could
xi-_ 1 a nnn AAfi
nave soiq me remaining n/,vuvivw
bales for more money than the 16,000,000
bales. In order to do this, however,
an effectual warehouse system
was absolutely essential. "We have
made tJ'.:e beginning in South Carolina,
and it is no wonder that standard
warehouses and , the banks owning
them, charging from 25 cents to 35
"ontt a halo stnrae-e. strenuously 01)
rose the 'State system, where cotton
is stored at about 8 cents a bale/'
'He then took up t)'.:e question of loans,
and of making sales direct from the
i armer to the mill, and said that 12,000
000 bales of this crop had been
sold,, about 5,500,000 bales of this
amount having been exported. That
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much of tills cotton bad oeen uougm.
around 6 cents and sold in Europe at
from 16 to 25 cents a pound, netting
the middle-men far more money than
the farmers W':o actually produced it;
that the cotton planters of the South
had been robbed in this way of sev
House and Senate Pass Meat
Districts?Delegation to i
Judge;T hurmond for Att
Washington, March 2.?'The touse
bill dividing South Carolina into east
em and western federal judicial districts
and providing for the appointment
of an additional district judge
passed the' senate tonight. It now goes
to the president." The bill requires the
president to make public the names
of sponsors for any applicant . or appointment.
The present district judge resident
in eastern South Carolina is to become 1
judge of t;':.at district, but will retain 1
jurisdiction in the western district in 1
cases which already have come before i 1
As passed by the house today the ]
bill provides that toe court ^hall be j t
held at regular periods at Greenville,
Rock Hill and Greenwood, and the j
office of the clerk o;:~ the court shall
be located at Greienvillo.
,As passed today the house bill provides
that the Cullum amendment shall
be added, this requiring the names of
indorsers to be made public.
(Congressman Aiken and ot)':er mem- :
bers of the delegation who have la- 1
bored dilieent.lv to have this bill pass 1
deser. e cr^iit for what tliey have ac- :
While Representative Johnson, who
first introduced the bill to provide .for
t'.:e separate operation of the eastern
eral hundred million dollars. He referred
to t!.:e fact that the legislature
had passed a bill authorizing negotiation
of leans and direct sales, but
providing no appropriation for carrying
it into effect; although this legislature,
in these !.:ard times, had made
larger appropriations o public funds
that any legislature which had ever
existed in tae State. .That lie deplored I
the tendency on the part of botf.i indi-1
viauals and the government to go into
debt. He said that the bulk of the
taxes were paid by the land and visible
property in the 'State, and that ;
this was- one year when it was right
that the legislature should go slow ;
in the expenditure of public money,.
and that for that resaon fee was trying
to run the Stae war-ehous at as small
an expense as possible, but that the
sale of one cargo fit cotton abroad 1
would pay all tii-e expenses of the State
warehouse system, twice over.
Senator McLaurin is to deliver an
address at a mass meeting in Sumter, ^
called by the Farmers' union of Sumter*
Clarendon and :Lee, on Friday..'
General "Shake-Ups." .
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T!u-e new county dispensary board.of
Richland county has taken charge, and
there is considerable uneasiness apadng 1
the subordinate officials-as-to whet&er
or not they will hold ^"emposUions;. ..
Ifae disposition' seeds to have a general
""removal" of officiate tltroiighout
; " ^
out the State, wf;ere it is possible to 1
T.:e argument before Gov. Manning
upon the rule which he issued requiring
the Barnwell county board to snow
cause why they should not be removed
l.rom office on charges named, will be
resumed today. One o.. the members
of the Barnwell board is Mr. B. F.
Peeples, the father of Attorney General
Peeples. It is understood that
the matter fa as caused a great deal j
off feeling on both sides in Barnwell '
Politic*. Quiet on the Surface.
Politics is quiet oil the suriace, dui
everybody seems to be watching and
waiting for developments.
The election upon the question of
-State-wide prohibition tins fall will
probably bring some politics to the
front, if it does not come before that
time. The general impression around
Columbia seems to be that State-wide ,
prohibition will be voted by a large
majority, but there is no telling, this
far aivMd what the outcome a: any |
election will be in '?outh Carolina.
>'o More Tips.
Gov. Manning has signed the antitipping
law, and tips t hotel waiters,
train porfrrs, etc., are 10w unlawful.
J. K. A.
sure Dividing State into Two
lecommend Johnson for
orney; Lyon for Marshal
and western districts, was in the conference
committee on the legislative
appropriation bill tonight, the members
of the delegation conferred and
unanimously agreed to recommend
Mr. Johnson for appointment to the
The following: statement was later
given out: .. .? ^
"After the passage of the court hill
by the house and senate tie senators
and members of the house from South
Carolina agreed unanimously to recDmmend
to the president for appointment
as judge of the new district,
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson, of
Spartanburg. They also unanimously
agreed to recommend Hon. J. IWtlliam
Thurmond, of Edgefield, for district
attorney and C. J. Lyon of Abbeville
tor marshal. While no official statement
has been made, it is understood
that the president will approve the
recommendation of the delegation."
The delegation tomorrow morning
will call on the president in a body
md present the act for his approval
and will deliver to him a letter recommending
the appointment of fMr. Johnson
signed by every member of the
delegation except Mr. Jcfinson.
Tie appointment will in all probability
not be made until the next
session of congress in December.
Death of Infant,
Nannie Evelyn, theT-months-old infant
daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. John
Wood, of West !&nd, died on Thurs 'ay
morning and was buried at Rostmonl
cemeteVy on Friday afterrnoon at 3
o'clock. Service by the Rev. Gobe
Basket Ball at Chappells.
Chappells, March 4.?In a game of
basket ball '.:ere Monday afternoon on
the high school diamond, the Chappells
Loafers defeated the High sd':ool by
a score of 17 to 10.
The game was noted for hard hitting
and bad fielding.
The high school lads put up a game
5g)bt, but were too light for the fast
The feature of the game ,vas the
fierce rooting o>, the high school fans.
Battery for High sccool, Hannah,
Watkins and Coleman.
Battery for Loafers, ?curry and Watkins.
Thp midyear rpoital "atMiss Rail's
piapo school.has been, postponed to
Wednesday (March 10C.1. Friends, of .
the school are invitee],.to*be present at
tie studio./INJain street, at"8:15 p. m.
Wesley Rfoinger. '
' Leesville, March 3Lt?Wesley Risinger
died Sunday morning at his home near
Leesville at the advanced age of 82
years, eight months and 19 days. His
wife was Miss Shealy. Four children
survive: (Mrs. Williamson, of Pomaria;
Mrs. Perry Taylor and Mrs. Moses
Taylor, of Leesville, and the Rev. P.
n Risinger rtf T/^xinston. Mr. Risin
ger was an official member of Cedar
Grove Lutfceran church since 1878.
In the iW&r Between the Sections he
served in Company C, Fifteenth South
Carolina regiment. The funeral was
conducted Monday from his late home,
conducted by his pastor tfce Rev. T.
K. Roof, assisted by the Revs. J. Austin,
J. K. Efird, J. D. Shealy, S. C.
Ballentine and P. E. Monroe.
SALS FLEET IS MAKING
NO IMPRESSION ON FOKT5
The Dardanelles, Monday, March 1.?
Via Berlin and The Hague to London,
March 4.?-12:4-9 A. M.?(The allied fleet
of nine battle ships and two cruisers,
most of them English, today again
bombarded the forts on the Asiatic
side of the Dardanelles, but without
success. It seemed to the Associated
Press corresypondent that the fleet was
unable to locate the Turkish positions.
Operations became more spirited
during the course of tfoe afternoon,