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LIII, MTIBEE i:>. JiEWBERBf, S. 0? FRIDAY, MARCH 23, TW1C1 t WIIE, ILM A T1JJL
AMONG THE PLANTERS
PERSISTENT RUMORS AFLOAT
THAT THERE IS. j
An Interview In Regard to Mistakes
In Acts By the Recent
(By John K. Aull.)
Special to The Herald and News.
. Columbia, $aroh 22.?For some several
weeks there have been persistent'
rumors of a secret organization among
M:e farmers of South Carolina. This
I correspondent was on a trip. tnrougn
W Kershaw and Lee counties recently, j
and heard considerable talk along thjis
line. On the same trip was Mr. O. E. j
Crowson, editor of the Winnsboro j
Sews and Herald. In writing of tee
matter he says:
?uo^.rrkco a cinp-jilMr condition :
f? C iau wv* vwv ? |
of affairs in Lee county, during our }
visit there. We do not know how gen- j
eral it is in the State, but, ifrom in- 1
inquiries, we are disposed to tbink that j
the movement is more general than j
might be supposed. We regard it as )
the outcome of the unusual financial :
conditions which have obtained in this ,
country, and of the agitation for the
relief of the farmers. T':e meeting in '
Lee county was under the auspices of
k the Farmers' union, but we heard of
I a secret organization that is said to
| contain in that county at least 700 j
f . members, called the farmers' associa- j
P tion. The initiation fees and dues are
very small, and, from -tee inquiries
Which we made, it seems to be not in
opposition to the Farmers' union, but
a closer organization for tree purpose;
of getting the farmers to act together,1
i not only financially, but politically. j
f "We could not get much information
on the subject, as everybody seemed
to be so close-mouthed, but that there
is in process of formation such an organization
as f at in South Carolina
can not be doubted, because we re
ceived the information direct irom sev-,
eral who attended fc':e meeting on Fri
day." f I
fek Ti^at there is some such movement
on foot, there seems to be no doubt.
W but, as Mr. Crowson says, it is hard
B to get any definite information in resard
to it. j
In reference to mistakes made in
^^r.cts passed by the last general assembly,
in regard to which there is much
t discussion, a gentleman familiar with
B legislative matters, tad this to say: j
W ''When a member of the general as-!
sembly desires to have a bill drawn.1
he outlines it to a solicitor. fThe so- j
licitor draws it in the rougj'j and '
t "hnn/lc it trw a vonn'? lailv in thp f>n- 1
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grossing department, who copies the
bill. The solicitor t'.:en reads it and
marks on it. "correct," and signs his
I name. The bill then goes into the >
licuse or senate, and takes its usual
course, and passed by bot^. houses,
v:ith or without amendments, goes back |
tinto the engrossing department and
is enrolled for ratification. The solicitor
fc:en takes it and reads it over !
with the clerk or some one else, an-1 !
puts on the back of it the following: !
"Read and found correct and properly
enrolled for ratification." The bill
then goes back to the >':cuse in which
it originated and is placed in the hands
of the committee on enrolled acts. Th-> j
members of that committee read it and
f compare it with the original, ana report
it correctly enrolled and ready
'or ratification. Then it is ratified,
"being signed by the speaker of the
ouse and the president of the senate.
Then it goes to the governor for signature,
and the governor is supposed
to read it. Now, when it has passed j
r through all these channels, how can |
the blame for a mistake be laid upon j
a young lady clerk?
"The following will be found on
page 84, Journal of tte Senate, February
20, 1915, under the head, 'Report
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kOl Lomfliuiee ua acls. mc
committee on enrolled acts submits
the fqHowipg as correctly enrolled
knd ready for ratification: S. 58 (H.
L8), Mr. Patterson: An act to amend
Potions 3354, 3?55 and 33S6, Vol. 1,1
Code of Laws, 1912, relating to febe
State Hospital for the Insane ?nd pro
fviding a government for the same.
(Signed) R. D. Epps, for committee.'
Now, why shove the blame upon the
young lady clerks?" concluded the gentleman
talking to your correspondent.
S.eriff C. J. Lyon, of Abbeville, who
has received his commission as mar
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<? WAR SUMMARY. $>
Operations of the allied fleet in the
Dardanelles, interest in which has been
intensified by the powerful resistance
of the Turkish forts and the disaster
to three of the allies' battleships,
hare been delayed by unfavorable
weather conditions, but it is expected
they will be developed in full force
as soon as warships now on the way
to replace those sunk join the fleer, j
Sixty-four members of the crew cf
the French battleship Bou^et, one of
fc.-e trree that was sent to the bottom
'on March IS. were saved, taus probab- :
ly about 600 men of that ship perished, i
The loss on 1/ e British shv Ocean ;
r.nd Irresistible is official1. anuouncecj.
to have been small.
Land fighting is continuous, particularly
in the east. I ? Polauu the Rus- ;
sihns cIh'ui to r ' v forced the Ger-;
mans back into their own territory niter
the Tauroggen engagement, and
they announce also the capture o:' |
Elsewhere in the Carpathians and j
Kastern Galicia the Russians report\
successes, and declare a =;ortby tne i
Przeifcysl garrison was repulsed. Vien- j
na's account cf this sortie is to the effect
that strong Russian forces were
encountered in an easterly direction j
and that ' Russians were forced to j
retire after an engagement. In France j
the Germans have gained over tee!
JBriti&b. in the region of St. Eloi, an'I
report also they have repulsed French
attacks in Champagne, the Argonne
forest and in the 'Yasges.
The French war office, on fc' e other
hand, describes briefly the capture of
^-'German position in the Argonne art-;
er two days' struggle.
According to the secretary of the im- j
l-erial German treasury the subscrip-i
tions to the second war loan are much
greater than those to t' e first. The '
two war loans amount to $3,000,000,000.!
Both British and German naval arms j
are active in seizing neutral steamers, j
The Germans y.ave seized two Scandi- j
navian vessels in the Baltic and a I
Dutch steamer in the N'orth sea. The '
British ave detained a large number
cf steamers, and in'addition^nave capti:red
a Spanish ship proceeding for a
German port with iron ore.
Xo definite news has been received
regarding developments in the Italian
situation with respect to the war, bur
all Italian reserve officers born between
18S2 and 1887 have been recalled
under the colors for a limited period.
Persia has called upon Russia to
evacuate fe e province of Azerbaijan; i
Northwest Persia, according to an iteni j
given out by a news agency in Ber- I
lin. ? N
Foreign trade of France suffered a |
decrease of $126400.000 a month dur-1
ing the first two months of this year,!
as compared witih. the same period, in J
1Q1A o<r m ctnticnr-s nrpnarHfl j
in Paris. The decrease was equally ;
divided between imports and exports, j
The March Debate.
4The annual March debate fcetwee.i
rh^ Excelsior and Phrenakosmian so-'
cieties was ireld in the city opera
! ouse on Friday night before an audience
that packed the house. The debate
was very interesting and both societies
are due credit for putting out
men who can make such a creditable
showing. Tt':e subject of the debate
was: "Resolved, That the States of
f'e American Union should adopt the
initiative, referendum and recall for
all elective and municipal omeers, excepting
judges." The affirmative was
; upheld by the Phrenakosmian society,
while the negative was represented by J
j the Excelsior society. The judges, af,
ter a short deliberation, announced
; treir decision in favor of the negative.
Regular Customer?I shall want a
| large quantity of flowers from you
next week for my daughters coming
Flower Woman?Yes, mum. You
I snau nave u-e very oust iw cm, yv/ic
dear. Wot were hse put in for??
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snai ror tic^e new ieaerai msuiti, wu<ij
! went to the governor's office and tendered
to Gov. (Manning his resignation
as sheriff of (Abbeville county. Gov.
Manning has made ro appointment as
yet. It is understood7 there are several
applicants for the position.
THE GALLONS-MONTH ACT
MAY BE TESTED IN COI'RTS
Jteported Three Columbia Lawyers)
Doubt the Constitutionality of
News and Courier.
Columbia March 20.?The *'gallon-a-1
mont) *' act may be tested in the courts, j
according to reports around the capi- j
tol this morning. It was stated that j
three well-known Columbia lawyers
had gone over the act and decided that
it was unconstitutional in several of
its provisions because the title did not i
conform to the act. However, the rail- :
road companies are taking no chances, 1
but are complying with t< 'e act, and ;
several citizens have appealed to the j
governor to inter>.ene to allow them j
to get liquor which they said was or-!
dered be:ore this act went into effect, j
However, Gov. Manning can do noth-j
ing and the recourse dissatisfied cit- j
izens can resort to is to have the la\tf
tested in v':e courts.
There seems to be a very general ob- ;
servance of t':e law, according to re- j
ports received in :ColumDia rrom every
county in the State. The thirsty ones j
can get their gallon a month or they
can, of course, get more from the dis- j
pensaries, but any increase ove;- tre :
gallon is attended with grave dangers, :
for the officers of t':e law are keeping
a sharp watch to nab violators of this j
Traveling Aron uu.
'Thi? npws is traveling the rounds !
of the State: The thirty-eightih an-'
nual convention of the South Carolina
Sunday School association will be toeld |
in the city of Newberry, April 20-22.'
This convention bids fair to be one
of the most unique and helpful conventions
ever i eld in the State. The
theme of the convention is "Religious !
Education.'' The convention will be
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cnaracierizea uy u xr ^auicitug (gether
of the best educational and re- ;
ligiousvtalent of the State. Newberry !
is preparing to entertain in ' er usual ]
hospitable manner four hundred dele- ;
sates. A number of social functions}
in connection with the convention are
PARKER IS VERY ILL
Condition of Former Mill President!
T' e State.
Columbia friends of Lewis W. Parker
learn with dismay that his con- j
dition, following operations performed j
recently at Johns Hopkins hospital, I
is sue. as to cause grave anxiety. Dr. j
Finney, the celebrated surgeon, is j
quoted as saying that the utmost which !
science can suggest has been done in j
n-U; J ~ io s\r\ *VlO 1-noPc I
r;auuuure <tnu i t? icsl h v/h iut j
of the gods. Mr. Parker was until 1
recently president of the Parker Cot-|
ton Mills company, operating 16 cot-1
ton mills in South Carolina. Mrs. Par- j
ker, formerly Miss Maggie Smith, was !
once a teao er in Columbia. She aud
her husband have verv manv friends
in tl?e capital city.' i
Keassuriug >'ews at to Mr. l\irker. \
The State of Monday says:
News of .Lewis \V. Parker's oondi- j
tion which \vls receded in Columbia j
1 yesterday was reassuring to his friends
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alter repons 01 tut: a-v, (
message to a Columbian from Mrs.:
I Parker, dated at Baltimore yesterday, J
I "Lev.is sitting up today, dressed; be
; home in ten days; doctor thinks
j Mr. Parker has undergone two opj
orations recently at Johns Hopkins
hospitr.l in Baltimore at the hands of
t e celebrated surgeon. Dr. Finney.
tA Grafton. W. Va., dispatch to the
! T>V> ; 1 O 1 r\ Vi i o Daf.nrH MV5' StT8.n HP
r uiiauc'V""4 iicwi u ~ ^ _
took no chances of being arrested for
violating the Yost prohibition law
when he arrived it ere yesterday. As
, he walked throug t':e streets, Strange
wore on his hat a placard printed in
Ic.rge letters which read: "I contain
two pints of pure rye wnisKey ana six
bottles of beer." An amendment to
the law recently makes it a misdemeanor
not to label in large letters
containers of alco-olic liquors.
He?Are you superstitious wiben IS
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I persons sxi uuv.-u w wc wuic wu ;
I She? iWfell, not superstitious, but I
am sometimes worried, if I have cook-1
ed only enouch for ten.?Woman's ,
, Home Companion.
MANY OVER HASH
IN ASKING FOE JOBS
DISAPPROVES DISRESPECT SHO|W>
BEFORE OFFICI AL IS DEAD
The Fact That a >fan is an Applicant
is Almost Surety He Will Not
News and Courier. j
Columbia, March 19.?"It is a faoi ;
that in some instances when an officer
died some people make applications
for the vacancy before the dead
man is buried." said Governor Manning
tonigl't, in commenting in terms
of strong disapproval on what is called
by some lack of proper respect whioa j
seme office-seekers exhibit in their \
easrerners to obtain office. The gov- i
ernor's displeasure has been aroused .
over this in more than one instance,
and he is shocked at those guilty of
such conduct. .
The flood of applicants for county
offices w';ich are vacant, or which
there is ground to believe will become
vacant, continues unabated. Several .
liar, e applied for appointment as!
sheriff of Kershaw county, supposedly j
because of t'~ publication of the order !
of the governor for Sheriff Huckabee !
to show cause wi' y he should not be j
removed from office because of alleged :
failure to en orce the liquor laws, j
Fifteen applications have come in for,j
the office of coroner of Greenville :
county, but upon inquiring into this
matter it was found that the Green- 1
ville coroner is still telle and hearty. J
He is reported, however, to have gotten
into some trouble, and possibly j
his fifteen fellow citizens fr'ought there !
would be a vacancy in the cffice. A |
great many are applying for the of- j
fice of sheriff of Abbeville county since I
Sheriff Lyon has been named United
States marshal for t' e western district
of South Carolina.
Let Ojlice Seek Man.
It is very plain that when it comes j
to making appointments Gov. Richard ;
I. Manning is following t> e rule of j
making t e office hunt the man. In j
ciher words, there is no use to "ap]'1\"
for a positi^ii, for the very fact
t at one is an applicant almost guar-1
antees that he will not get Lie place, j
The men named on the State tax 1
commission, asylum regents, old sol- j
diers' i':ome, State house and grounds j
? ? Urvrt w J nf nllQl'l- I
commission, mtr own; ui/m u v.uui? I
ties and corrections and the fish com- |
mission were not applicants. They \
were tendered t'.:e appointment by the ^
governor after he had satisfied himself |
rhey were worthy and efficient, and j
ti ey accepted the places. On the State :
board of accountants two of the ap- j
pointees were nofapplicants. while the !
third was, and wif.i this single excep- j
tion not a single applicant for appoint- j
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ment on these responsiDie uouius mnu- j
ed. While there has been no official j
announcement, it is very clear that i
"there is 110 use to apply" when it is !
known that appointments of positions 1
of State-wide importance are under
Of course, when it comes to county
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Illclllt'I b li-C 3L/V CTJI 11 vyI ?U1 ivo . .. - - w
from this rule and* lie relies in a majority
of instances, probably, cn th^
legislative delegation. However, he
does not restrict himself to this, but
frequently goes outside and picks a
man whom he thinks will fil! the position
efficiently and then tenders him
The appointments for magistrates
and county positions take up much of
the time of the governor, for it frequently
happens that local divisions
are so fierce that it is impossible to
get at.the true situation without prolonged
presentations and conferences
with opposing factions. This case is
well illustrated in the matter of the
county dispensary board for Barnwell
county and the clerk of court for
Greenville county. The governor is
still being bombarded with telegrams
and letters from Greenville, both pro
and con, for Harry A. Dargan, whom
to was about to name, but whose appointment
has been held up indefinitely
pending hearings to be awarded protesting
and favoring delegations of his
Local politics are said to play an important
part in many of t^e recom- j
mendc.tions which are made for some
county apointments by the county
tach mere importance to the magistrate's
office than anything else, and
it frequently happens that telegrams
GOVERNOR XAHE8 'l
MILITARY STAFF 1
Adser, Dick and Cooper Are the
Gov. Mann inn has aDDOinted him i
military staff. Tie members serve ]
The members of the governor's staff
Military secretary to the governor, <
C. H. Cabaniss.
Adjutant general. W. W. Moore. ; <
Colonels?John P>. Adger. Belton; j
George'W. Dick, Sumter: R. M. Cooper, ;
Lieutenant Colonels?A. L. Gaston, ;
Chester; M. P. McCalla, Lowndesville; j j
T. W. Davies, fieacli island; w. J. I
Muldrow. "Anderson; W. A. Klauber, j <
Bamberg, W. R. Darlington, Jr., AI- ]
londale; W. K. Fishburne, iMoncks I <
;Ccrner; J. D. Shirer, Lone Star; Ar- .
t-'ur Young, Charleston; E. W. Du- <
vail, Cheraw; J. W. Witsel, Walter- ,
boro; L. <\V?igfall Cheatham, Edgefield;
Sam McCall. Florence; Hifgh L. Oli- j ]
'ver. Georgetown; Rion McKissick, I ]
Greenville; H. B. Ingraham, Green- j;
viTo T4 T Srranrre Leo countv: 0. !
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K. DaRdque. Marion: Donald McQueen.
-Ir.. Marlboro: A. A. Manning,
Walhalla.; C. U Cureton, Pickens: .T. J <
Stokes Salley, Orangeburg: 0. R. j;
Doyle, Calhoun; L. W. Perrin, Spar-1
tanburg. James McCutchen, Johnson- j,
ville; C. U Cobb and John T. Roddy, I ]
Rock Hill; H. J. McLaurin, Sumter;
E. E. Ay cock, Wedgefield;* J. A. Mc- ,
T " * - A *? * "XTT T"> D.. Plov. I
KDigut; ouiiuer; vv. n,. Duisrio, via< er.don;
George Warren, Hampton; Allen
- > v $ $ <*> $ <?- ><$> <S>
? A CORRECTION.
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In the list ot' contestants printed in
The Herald and News of '..Yiarch 19, j
t e following contestants were nnin- j
: tentionallv omitted:
! First Grade Reading?Deadfall. Hat- i
tie Boozer. Second grade, James j
1 Dlair. T ird and fourth grades, Lii- :
I lie Mae Werts. Fifth, sixth and sev- 1
enth grades, Gecrge Stevens. Mt. Pi!
grim, fourth grade. Bertha Lee Cook.
! First and Second Grades, Composi- !
tion?Deadfall. Walter Spearman. '
; Third and fourth grades, Kiltie Ste?- j
| ens. Excelsior, Lona Stone.
Third and Fourth Grades. Spelling? j
Dead all. Maggie Boozer. Fit't'\ sixth ;
and seventh, Rubiv Boozer. Excelsior. 1
Fourth and Fifth Grades. Arithmetic
?^Deadfall, Rebecca Livingston. Sixth
and seventh. Lucile Blair.
Elementary School Boys. Declamation?Hunter-DeWalt,
Hugh Boinest, \
"Whipnine the Teacher." '
Death of a Child.
Augusta, Ga.. Marc?: 11.?George j
Barnard, the 2-year-old son of Mr.
and ;\.:rs. Rudolph Shackleford, died!
last night. T o remains were taken j.
today to (Whitmire, S. C.. and the fu- [
neral was from Duncan Creek Bap- !
I tist church.
| Death of Mrs. Caroline Chapman.
| Mrs. Caroline Chapman died Wed-1
j nesday night at tp* home of her j
dnnp-htpr Mrs. .Tno. S. Nobles. in ths j
St. Lukes section of the county. She j
was a member of the Cannon's Creek i
church and the interment was at the j
-emetery t^ere on Thursday.
" Pay Your Tax.
The time for paying State and county
(axes without the penalty will expire
on March 31. which is the last
day. After fc'at t're penalty of fiv?
per cent will attach and the execution
will be placed in the hands of the
sheriff. Remember the time is not
April 1, but March 31.
"The Only GirL"
Will be given at the Jolly Street
school on Friday night of this week by
local talent. It is a co-medy drama in
four acts and will furnish an evening
of pleasant recreation. The proceeds
go to the school and lyour presence 1
will not only demonstrate your interest
in the school, but will help ma- :
iri tVtn. Crnn.^ U'Arlf Which thiS "
i?tl ittiij iU vuu .. w - ?
school is doing in the community. Ad- '
mission is 25 cents and 15 cents.
arrive at the governor's ofnce asking '
' him to hold up ti.-e naming of some
certain magistrate until Mr. So and So
j can file his petition of protest.
IKltKK AAVS Tft FVFR.V I,F?AT.
LIQUOR SELLER I> COUNTY.
ffay Hare Expert Report on Condition
of Barnwell's Whiskey Business.
Vews and Courier.
Columbia, March 19.?All the dispensaries
in Barnwell county were closed
:his afternoon by order of Governor
Manning, and will remain closed indefinitely.
This order was issued ia
i letter sent to each dispenser iters
:onight. The letter follows:
"Under authority of Section 856,
Criminal Code of 1912, you are here
by, immediately on receipt of this or- '
3er. required to close the dispensary
it , Barnwell county, and to keep
said dispensary closed until further
orders from me/'
T>'r.e letter w-as addressed to the following
dispensers: B. A. Best, at Ultner;
C. D. McClendon, at Fairfax; ?W.
P. Walsh, at Williston; D. E. Rice, at
Allendale, R. M. Wise, at Blackville;
M. -C. Lee. at Kline; F. M. Cave, at
Rnrnu-plI' J T-Tlitm at. "F!lko* F_ H.
3ault. at Baldock, and E. G. Bolen, at
Information was received today fctat
the Barnwell county grand jury had
been authorized by the court to employ
an expert accountant to examine
the books of the Barnwell county dispensary
board which was recently removed
from office by the governor.
T'is audit will cover the dispensary
from tile time it was mau^uraiea until
the present date. W. I. Johns, of
Baldock, is the foreman of the grand
Says Rooret Hit by Two Hea y Guns.
A Turkish official stateme:1 , from
Constantinople, via I^ondon, under
date of March 21. says:
"Observations made during the battle
in the Dardanelles established that
thp. French battleship Bouvet was
struck by t'.vo h*>avy bombs. Frve of
our srpnader, reac." ed the Queen Elizabet'1.
and four the Inflexible.
'"On our side only one long-range
fun was damaged and r.boui twenty
^rJriiprs killed. The enemy attempted
no action today against the Dardanelles."
Women .Hen's Jobs.
London. Mar ' 21.?'More than 7,000
women, reprr *1 ing all classes of society.
have responded to the government's
appeal for female workers to
take the places of men in ousmess sua
industry, that more recruits be provided
for Lord Kitchener's great army.
The central labor exc anges offices
were beseiged by women Saturday.
Most of them were from trie well-tori
o middle class. They werp considered
by the officials to be best fitted.
One woman of good position offered
to drive a delivery wagon. Another
*?r ?i,^ Jio.f /-vf fivo snJriiprs and *
I CL ill L1ICT IUVW1VJL \JL. LA . v, ? ~ _
sailors and I want to do my little bit
to release further men to go and fight."
A member of a prominent woman's
club said she would drive a taxicab.
Seme volunteered to do milking in
dairies, while others offered to do clerical
and secretarial work.
An official of the labor exc^ang:*
said it probably would be found ad*
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visable to snnt wumt;a uuiu vucfwlion
to another to find the post for
which they are best qualified. The labor
they are best qualified. The labof
press continues strongly to oppose
war service for women.
Wilson Posted on Relief Work Abroad.
Washington, March- 21.?/Efforts of
Col E. M. House, (President Wilson'*
personal friend, who is in Berlin, to
learn .facts which will facilitate the
co-ordinating of relief work abroad,
are said to be progressing favorably.
The president, it was learned tonight,
is being kept in constant touch with
Col. House's work.
Several plans have been suggested
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for systematizing reuei Utcoouivo,
the president it as indicated a willingaess
to lend ibis aid unofficially.
"A ready way to lose your friend is
to lend him money," eays the proverb.
Yes. and a ready way to lose your
money is to lend it to a friend.?Macon