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f ATLANTIC SEAG8AR0
b IN GRIP OF BLIZZARD
JVOKST STOItM L\ R?CE>T HISH|
k early Two Feet oi Snow Fell at RalB
| From 3foine to California.
Washington, April 3.?:Ihe weather j
^au tonight promised a relief ii
LweatL-er tomorrow from the frs;'
tn which held the entire Atlantic;
?ard in a wintry grip today. Fair;
Ber in the South and Central At- j
States is the forecast.
Serious Damage ut Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va., April 3.?A norti ea?:
gale wLich swept up to Virginia coast j
e^rlv today caused serious darn a;?:
here. Although 110 loss of life has f
been reported early tonight high tides i
l ave inundated many principal streets j
in which water stood three feet de=L:. [
Ail wire, rail and ferry service is put:
out of commission. The storm struck
this section Friday night. Its intensity
is increasing evedy 'hour. Blowing
sixty-three miles per hour at midnigi.t.
The velocity at Virginia Beac:
is reported at seventy-five miles. Sncw
and sleet fell and high tide is sweeping
into the heart of the city, prostrating
wire and poles and causing the use
of boats in many streets. The storm is
declared tee worst in twenty-eight
years. No trains have reached the
city during the day. It is impossible \
early tonight to ascertain the esteDLi
of damage to shaping and n^irtv!
points. The tide in the city shewed
indications of receding tonight. AI
, late report from Newport News stated
It ti:at the German cruiser Prinz Eitel
W Friedrich is .still moored at her i icr |
^ Reports reaching here tonight siatcrl
?that a number of vessels were in distress
off the Virginia and North Carolina
coast. Unverified reports said
tLe British warships displayed distress
signal off tee .capes.
iteached xrom Maine to Florida.
| v New York, April 3.?Virtually the en- j
? tire Atlantic seaboard, inrlading New *
York, were in the grip of a blizzaid I
today. The disturbance was general j
from Maine to Florida, with a feeavy j
gale between ivew lorn ana toe vu-,
ginia capes. Snow jell as far down ti e j
coast as South Carolina. The storm j
center is reported to be cff Cape Hat- j
V teras. Where the steamship Prins ;
I Maurite, of the Royal Dutch West In-'
I - dia line, is sending wireless distress
j for help. Eighteen coastwise trans'
Atlantic steamships tonight are await- j
I ing the storm's let-up to leave Xew j
k York. Heavy snow storm visited this j
ft city. The condition of streets made i
remote tie nossibilitv of an Easter pa- I
k^ide in -Fifth avenue tomorrow. Street!
fc-tnlc here was blocked for many |
Worst in Recent History.
Raleigh, April 3.?If -e v^orst storm'
in recent history in central and east- j
m ern sections of Xortl. Carolina ra?ed |
nis-ht and todav. wrecking miles
of telephone telegraph, power line and j
ft completely demoralizing business in!
I scores of nearby towns. Nearly two j
1 feet of snow fell here. The gale at (
times reached sixty miles an fco'?r.'
Communication with outside world j
has been interrupted nearly twenty- i
ANDERSON COLLEGE NOTES. < >;
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Anderson, April 5.?Dr. Kinard has j
perfected ti':-e arrangements for the;
commencement addresses. Ti':-e bac- j
ftPniKvn will hr> delivered!
by Rev. W. E. Thayer, of Sumter, S. \
C., Sunday, May 30. There will be a !
6ermon in the evening before the Y. W. j
C. (A. by Rev. Byron DeMent, of Green-1
wood, S. C. The baccalaureate address j
on Monday May 131, will be by Dr. W.j
S. Currell; president of the University j
The annual has gone to print, and
so a great burden is lifted from the j
shoulders of several young ladies who j
have had it in hand.
Thefacultv teas on alternate Thurs
day afternoons are much enjoyed. Mi s. j
Goode and fMiss Maddocks "were hostesses
Misses Cecelia Schultz and Theo |
Hirschmann -have been spending soy- ,
eral days at their respective homes
because of the JewishHolidays at this
season of the year.
President Kinard went to Eas.ey
April 2, to serve as judge in the Pickens
County Oratorical contest.
At the recent meeting of the State
Teachers association Miss Helen P.:
Smith, dean of the college, was elected
one of tl":o directors of tfce South Carolina
branch of the American Peace
Lloyd-George's liquor speech brings
to mind what happened to tfce other
giant when a David went out again?t
him.?Greensboro News. :
Pi:.II) XA> RETIVES
WHEN HEART tYAS MASSAGE!) |
Pittsburg Clerk, \pparentlr Dead Nine
Minutes, Talks to Doctors and
Lived Three Hours Longer.
Boston, Mass., April 1.?After being
ar>nar^nt?v -dead nino minutes, no res
piration Laving been manifested for j
45 minutes and on noticeable beating !
of the heart, for eigt x minutes, Wii- '
lard Wallace, a Pittsburg clerk, who,
it is charged went from city to city
realizing large sums on worthless
drafts, was revived for three hour.;
- ' --4 A-- i-J _ D^... 1
ana twenty minutes louaj at u-t; fusion
This was a.ter he had been subj
cted by Dr. William J. Brinkley to
V e hercic operation cf massaging the
heart. Several hours previous i':-e '_ad
swallowed cyanide of potassium in
the city prison.
Wallace died at 2:10 this afternoon,
and i>r. Brink.ey said that had he
taken any poison but cyanide his life
would ' ave been saved. 'D'e ckr.i
was to have been arraigned in conn
this morning r.s a fugiti.e from jus
Or. Brinkley said: "Upon his admittance
to the hospital, Wallace's condition
was growing worse. At 10 wo
began artificial respiration; at
the patient ceased apparently to
breathe. His heart was running fairly
strong and we proceeded to give manual
artificial respiration. lA.t 10:30 no
pulse COUHi De ie.i a,i u-t; unci ciuu
only an occasional faint 1-eart be?.;
could be heard.
"I made two incisions three inciiei
long, just beneath the breast bon?,
sufficient to admit my hand.
"I put one of my fingens against
the diaphragm and could ;eel no !.:eart
beat. All of t e time the respiration
was being continued by my assistants.
I then placed my right hand un?!or
the heart and my ot<:er hand against
the outside wall c-f the C est and begin
to massage rhythmically, very gen:ly.
"Inside of two minutes the heart
began to beat, slowly and irregularly
r t first, but in ten minutes it was beating
strong. T;:e color in the face
whic). had been of deadly pallor, slowly
changed to red, and the change >va3
noticeable in other parts of the body,
even to the finger tips.
* - 3 ~ i. 4.1
"i' e puise appeareu iu tat; ?noi
15 minutes later, and continued. At
31:30 ti e pumotor was put into service
again, but ti e manual massaging
of the her.rt continued at inter<:ls
of fi.teen minutes.
"I felt thr.t we were really going to
save him. At 1:30 the heart began j
to fail. Shortly after 2 it would not
icspond to vigorous massage. ; At 2:!?)
it ceased altogether.
".My wisi was to prolong life unri1 j
he had recovered Jrom the first effects
of the cyanide; after that I felt i
tl at I could combat with any other |
situation that might arise. 'T-his man |
did not die from paralysis of the r;>spiration
and exhaustion of the heart.'
Wallace wa3 unconscious through i
Dr. Prinkley said that he I'-'ad lor?
t^ad such an operation in mind, and
if it could be done for persons who
had ^ollapsed on the operating table :
1 ? -v -rr-V?fT ir d ' YV1-1 1./3 nnt i
X1C SU A 11CT I traOWii ? njf ii C'Uuiu nui |
be attempted in a poison case, par-1
ticularly where cyanide is used. TU- j
opinion expressed by other surgeonp
to- ay is ti ".at the operation will hereafter
be attempted frequently in poison
cases where t< e life of the victim
is simply hanging by a thread.
When arrested Wallace had a stack
of new bills issued by a Portland, Ore., j
bank. At first he denied his identity !
onKiroatATiarl "hie r?nr>tnr<; witti civil I
U>liU f VUWVUVWk V? ^ vw? v - V
suits. This morning as he faas abou!
to be brought out for detectives to
look him over, Wallace stopped for a
drink of water and then sail to an
"I have taken some of the strongest
kind of poison."
MWl.at is that?"
"Cyanide of potassium."
"Wljere did you get it?"
"I had it concealed. They didn't
find it when they frisked me."
Then he collapsed.
Tlie Kemedy For It.
One of the concerns that fatten on
the yearnings of poor men for "a
home of their own" has passed into the
hands of a receiver tJ rough the ac-1
tion of the federal court in Bir-(
mingham, Ala., but not until it had
drawn more than $3,000,000 from t>ie
salaries and wages of the i':ard woroking
men and women. Some such company
had a representative in this city
a few days ago?penhaps the same one j
?and managed in the brief career of
the ranch here to take in some of our
The installment deposit loan j
schemes flourish because of tf:e neg- '
lect of the legislatures. The desire of'
men to own the home he lives in is
well nigh universal and the compa
JL1 iecj Uclil iuwa,jrt> iiUU Jjanuuo, jymc ui j
v;hom become victims aJfter it f:as j
lived through tine first stage of win- j
ning conditions. Whenever a State j
legislature has failed to put such in-!
rtitutions under the control of the 1
Stare's banking department that legislature
is to blame for t; e losses of j
its citizens. I
But there is another way in \v*':ich i
legislatures play into the hands of ( *
those who li. e by exploiting the peo- !
i)le. At te same time and in t) e Sam'? i
way they retard tl:exgrowth of agri- *
culture. If a system of rural cred'to j
were provided whereby the home seik- j
er could borrowr money to build upo:: !
and re\der habitable any tract of lane j *
he might possess, or make a Srsi i ^
payment on land and improve it. ai"i *
tJ is loan be repaid by easy payments i *
through a term O; years, t! e:e wo:iM ' 1
be no material for fraudulent concerns j ;
i to work upon. 'i he alluring offers!1
they make to those they wish to victim- j 1
i,;e in Themselves suggest legal in- j ^
stitutions whicJ: would add greatly tc> I 1
t( e prosperity and solidarity of the j [
. State. | ;
ft needs but provision ijy law r'oi
the organization and management o? j;
co-operative credit institutions among j
farmers and industrial workers, con- '
pled, perhaps, with the adoption el j
the Terrens system ci land title r-?g- i j
j istration, to open the way to a
ible svstem of farm and industrial j
finance leading to greater prosperity,
progress and contentment among both
classes It is not a? t? ough this were ,
an untried experiment. We have learncc
| through many sources that it has in- j
menselv improved the condition of
other decades and generations.
HAS LAKGE PLAjVS '
FOR DEVELOPMENT j
: President Kinard Talks of Anderson t
! rollege?>'o ThousrI.it of Combin
ing With C'hieora
! ? !>
T* ~ Cini a ,
*c utaic. ^
j Dr. J. P. Kinar,l? president of An- f
derson college, was in Columbia yes;
I terday. returning from the meeting ^
; of tilt State Teachers' arsociatio'i in
Speaking oT the institution of which 3
i he is the head, Dr. Kiiiard said: (
"T? e articlc ill t! e State of Friday <
; and the signed statement of Dr. Black- ;
I burn on Saturday n:\ke it perfectly <
| plain that Anderson college has no in- \
; tention of combining with Chicora. Ai (
[ sufficient answer of any such sng|
gestion is found in tlie fact to wiiich ]
I Dr. Blackburn calls c-.ttention fl at An
i uerson college is owned and controlled j
by fe Baptist denomination of Soiitl:
\erer in Better Condition. <
"As a matter of fact, Anderson college
was never in hotter condition *
than it is today. The State Baptist '
convention which met in Charleston '
last December gave the college all it j1
acked -or and since that time the j ^
| president and t> e trustees have be^ii
busy making plans for further devel- (
! opment and improvement. (
| "The convention at Charleston
granted to the college the exclusive '
i privilege of conducting a three years' ;
campaign for the purpose of raising
$100,000 for the institution. The col- j
lege !nas just secured the services of (
one of the best business men in the
State. He will be a permanent officer $
of the institution and will begin work c
for the college about April 1. just as j
soon as he can close up his private 1
affairs. The citizens of Anderson are 1
ready now to start tl is subscription
?.-iL * ?ir nnn +^, con nan fho i
Willi irum ipii),uuu iu <p^v/,v/w auu i.uv
college will certainly get the remainder c
from the rest of the State. '
"Everything at tJ:e institution is }
maving along satisfactorily. Under ?
the experienced leadership of t'he dean '.
of the college, - Miss Helen P. Smith,
with the help of the president and t):e I
faculty, a system of co-operative government
has been instituted. TMs is ,
generally accepted now to be the bos'; ^
means of preparing students to meet
the responsibilities of life after leav- (
ing the walls of their alma mater. ,
Both- students and faculty are well *
pleased with its working at Anderson j
college. The purpose of this mstitii- ^
lion has always been to provide for a c
small number of students tfte best
conditions for moral, mental and pliys- .
ical development. j .
"A great deal of thought and atten- j
tion is given at the college to the mat- ^
ter of training for Health. The officers <
of the institution are in thorough svm- j
pathy with the awakened public cor.oienfo
nn this snhiect. Thev mean to T
make the 32 acres of College Heights I ^
a training place for r:ealtTj and right j
"No, Anderson college is too busy i
now, and too firmly entrenched in the e
affections of the great denomination r
that supports it, to be thinking of e
uniting witft any institution." t
It *:as been definitely settled that j
Fi'-akespeare did not serve as a butcher's
apprentice in his "boyhood days.
But even PMs has failed to lower the *
price of meats.?Greenwood Journal. ! *
? j I
The "On to Berlin" and the "On to j
Paris" are not so rapid. The march- j (
ing clubs are still in the trendhes.? <3
Augusta Chronicle. I
PEL'S SHERIFF TO
LNFORCt CITY LAW;,
SOY. MANNING WILL NO LONGKUj
LOOIi TO 3FAYOU OIUFFIN.
Executive is Told I hat Liquor Law in
Caiiilal City is Being Frequently
Cews 2 ad Courier.
Columbia, April 2.?Enforcement of
aws against illicit liquor selling in
:':e city of Columbia has been placed
pen Sheriff John -C. McCain, if Cic=..and
county, by Gov. Manning, followug
continued comp'aints to his ofhcn
1-.f r\n 1 o n-r. in r'V. ^ r.itv WPfft hpir'lT!
* LI a L LiltJ I ct ?? o 111 tiiU V/iij ^ ? v ? ^ ,
;iclatedj The policy o: the governor j
s to leave law enforcement to ri_e j
jity auti orities and scon after he came |
nto office he held a conference with i
Mayor Lewie A. Griffith and Sheriff!
rCain, and put the responsibility for!
- e enforcement of the laws in Columbia
on il.e mayor, and outside of the j
itv ri the sheriff. However, the |
heriff has now been made responsible j
for the enforcement of tie laws in :
:he city because of ti e continued com- j
plaints of violations.
The mayor has stated on several oc- j
?asicns that the laws were being en- j
forced in the city. It is a matter of j
general report tf:at many, violations
Dccur and the governor l':as instructed
:he sheriff to enforce the laws, especially
those dealing with the illicit
sale of whiskey. T:is occurred several
days ago and the governor is no
onger looking to the mayor, but is
- -* fiift
lowing tne snenu resiwuoiuic ivi i.uV |
situation in Columbia.
The action of ti e governor in going j
:ver fc e head of the maoyr of Col urn- j
jia and calling on the sheriff to en- j
force the laws is of particular inter- j
rst at this time, and many are won- j
3e; ir.g wl: ether this will have any i
rearing on tfc-e situation in Charlestor,
,vhere the givernor teas given Mayor
irace until next Monday to produce ;
"esults. The governor has not been
officially advised of the raids by the
2 arleston police on the blind tigers,
md ' e has nothing to say for pubU
:ation on that subject, but it is known.
:hat he is watching the situation
EXPENSES A>i) INCOME
OF SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Washington, March 28.?The results !
>f operation of l':e Southern Railway ;
:ompany, for the months of February. |
1915 and 1914, ana ior tnG penuu w
ijgi t months this year and last year, j
exclusive of interest, rentals and oth-j
?r income charges, were announced by |
^omptrol er A. H. Plant today as fo? !
Gioss revenue, February, 1915, $4,>17,407,
February, 1914, $5,310,007;
iecrease $692 000, or 13.04 per cent.
Operating expenses, February, 1915.
?3,664,431, February, lyw, *>*,153,001, i
iecrease $518,230, or 12.39 per cent, j
Net revenue, February, 1915, $952.-1
)76; February, 1914, $1,127,346; de-}
urease .$174,370, or 15.47 per cent.
Taxes, railway, February, 1915,!
>231,322; February. 1914, $229,057; in-j
:rease $2,265, or .99 per cent.
Uncollectible railway revenue, Feb- j
uary, 1915; $2,489; February, 1914,
~ 1U1" I
Operating income, reui uu^, t
>719,165; February, 1914, $398,289; decease
$179 124, or 19.94 per cent.
In addition to the foregoing operat-.
ng expenses, Vr.e company spent durng
the month, for improvements to its
oadway and structures, $764,545, as
Lgainst $173,282 for February, 1914, an
ncrease of $591,263.
Corresponding results tfor the eight
nontJ. s, are as follows:
Gross revenue, this year $42,0(35,986;
ast year $48,031,015; decrease $5,995,)29,
or 12.48 per cent.
Operating expenses, taxes and un;oliectible
railway revenue, this year
533,666,316; last year $35,963,941; decrease
$2,297,625, or 6.39 per cent.
Operating income, this year $8,369,>70;
last year $12,(>67,074; decrease
53,697,404, or 30.64 per cent.
In addition to the foregoing operatng
expenses, t'.e company spent, durng
eight months this year, for im)rovements
to its roadway and strucures,
$6,208,6S1, as against $1,853,651
luring the same period last year, an ;
r.crease of $4,355,120.
Operating income as shown above
epresents tl':e amount remaining after
he payment of only those expenses
ncurred in the actual operation of
he -railway and of taxes, and takes j
io account of charges for hire of!
equipment, rental of leased lines, ter- 1
ninals, and other facilities, and inter st
on funded debt (bonds), all of
vhich costs are d arged against op5r-i
fir? income. ,
Tf?ere Are Others.
"I think Prof. Hilrowe is a wonder- j
ul lecturer," said t'be Old Fogy "He
)rings things home to you that you j.
lever saw before. 11
"neat's nothing," replied the,
Crouch. "I have a laundry wagon
[river who can do that."?Cincinnati
DLf Kits ELECTION
i)r S?( utTAi!li >
! ommitfre Will Nominate Hen for tin*
Two Plates to He Filled by
lionril ot Charities.
T: e State, 2nd.
Organization was perfected at the i
first meeting of the State board oi'
v ariiies and corrections, created 1a- :
an act of the last legislature, which j
was held yesterday at the State Louse. |
All members of the board were present:
George B. Cromer, of Newberry;
D. D. IWallce. of Spartanburg; the Rev.
Z. i. Cody, of Greenville; R. H. King,
cf Charleston, and L. E. Carrigan, of j
I)r. Cromer was elected chairman !
and Mr. King temporary secretary.
A secretary and an assistant ~ec- j
retary will be elected at a future meet- j
h.g of t e board. A committee, con- j
sisting of Dr. Cromer, Mr. Wallace j
and Dr. Cody, was appointed to report |
the nominees for the positions to be:
fiiled by the board. He next meet-!
ing of the board will be held in Co- i
lumbia May 25. The opinion of, the i
board was that a trained expert should ,
be selected for secretary. A large num- j
ber of applications have been received
:or the two positions
1\:e board appointed Dr. Cromer
and Mr. King as a committee to visit
and inspect the State hospital for the
insane and tl:e State penitentiary before
July 1. Mr. "Wallace and Mr. Carrigan
were named on a committee to
inspect the South Carolina Industrial
school at Florence and tfte Lexingtcn
reformatory, in Richland county.
Members of the board discussed ifc*
work to be undertaken.
War News. !
The latest -Petrograd advices confirm
the report tlhat part of the army
?*V? o/I i
WHICH IUi liiuil oui uau luiv^vu
Przemysl has been detached and cent
to the Carpathians. TT:e Russians
have succeeded in breaking through
the Austrian defense at some of the j
passes and have debouched into the
Hungarian plains. It is feinted in Ber- j
lin dispatches that Marshal von Hindenburg
has sent some of t):e troous
operating in Central Poland to the Carpathians.
In Germany t):e seriousness
of the Russian attempt to invade Hungary
is not being under-estimated.
Everything tftat can be done to save
at-? fnUtiAil oTK- -rr-if'hr*n+ n Tl J*AT"i 0 i?
Ill LCL1 Ll-L*. Ui <2.11'J mi-uwui, vuj%vmqV- - tie
German defense will be done, of
this there can be no question. The fall
of Przemysl has changed fe-e whole
military situation east and west. It
was the signal for yesterday's great
"Irrelentist" demonstration in Rom'"'.
The Italian war party realizes that
now is ti e time to strike at Austria,
when her fortunes are at their lowest
ebb. Nothing will satisfy tnese patriots
but the whole of Triest, the Trentino
Austria will never consent to cede
these provinces except pfter a defeat.
and tie allies, it is iuir lo aisumf.
will balk at their transference to Italy
after the war, should tne present at-j
titude of neutrality extend until then.
Italy gained her independence by the j
sword. Count Cavour did not hesitate
in the Crimean war to ally Piedmont
with France and England and four
years later f'-e induced Napoleon the
TMrd to make war on Austria. The j
march of the legendary "Thousand * |
under Garigaldi gave Naples and the '
two Sicilies to Victor Emmanuel.
It was by the sword that Italy obtained
Tripoli. Italian statesmen realize
full well that the national aspirations
for ti e "lost provinces" are!
only capable of being realized oy
Italy's participation in the war. T!bat
they are waiting merely to complete
their preparations is the conviction
of the best informed minds in Europe.
That the government is doing nothing
to check tJ':e "Irredentist" demonstrations,
but rafter encourages them, is
the best proof in the world that the
king and cabinet have made up their
minds to draw the sword.
David Ellison, Henry Tillman and W. j
E. Jenfcinson to Hiss Upon
The State, 2d.
David G. Ellison, of Columbia, Henry
C. Tillman, of Greenwood, and W. E.
Jenkinson, of Kingstree, were appointed
yesterday by Gov. Manning as
members of the State board of par*
i1 ?"? ?? nornl/s na r/'rtTi i
cons, aii pctiLi^ii& ilti ptn.~v*.
or commutation will be submitted to
this board by the governor.
Gov. Manning has been in office for
more tl an two months and not one
pardon or parole has been granted. He
has received many petitions and these
will be sent to t)he new parden board.
It was said at t'ae governor's office j
that the old board was automatically j
removed by the appointment of a new
The Turks, for all they are considered
so effete, manage somehow to
build effective forts.?Atlanta Journ-il.
A r \ iil) W uKIiT*.
Editor I ho Herald and News:
Will you pub.is . *J <> foii<?v?i;:g.
Eugene S. We its.
Newberry. S C., Dec l~>th, 1014.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease, Columbia, S. C.
I>ear Go ernor:
I wrote you a lew days ago that 1
would write you more fully o; the
grand jury's presentment as to the
auditor's office. I am going to try to.
do it in all candor and frankness.
At the outset. I desire to thank yoa
for the considerate way you nave
treated me in this whole matter, i
feel very grateful to you. ^nd I hav=*
done evervtl in? in mv power to make
w tA t (\ CT.-\ r?. 4;l ]
&CX>a iw .. ?
and get my books in shape to tura
over to the treasurer as quickly as
possible. t /
l*n fortunately, I aid defer comple:- . .
in<r mv honk too lone bv trvins to (io
*** / ^-? w - w.
the work myself, especially since spej
cial school district assessments have
i increased the work of the office more
J than one-third, and hence I had to rusii
; tlhe work and had to call in help at
| last. But we got the books made up,
| and there are no errors except such
as may occur on any county treasurer's
bocks in the State, and I am staying
in my office to aid the collection of'
taxes, oy giving any iDiorinituun i u?m,
wf:ere needed, as the law requires me
to do. There are some clerical errors
on the auditor's duplicate which, of
course, appear on the treasurer's duplicate,
but there isn't an auditor in the
State who doesn't have to make corrections
on the treasurer's duplicate,
even after the book has been turned
over. "Wl.en the auditor and treasurer
j work in harmony with each other
j these clerical errors can be arranged
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tax payer. They do not involve any
loss to the county, the State, tfre treasurer
or anyone else. But if the treasurer
is disposed to do so, he can stay
I entirely within his rights, and maks
! tve auditor's road as rouga and rocky
I state positively lthat, with the dpplicate
Mr. Epps has in hand, neither
he nor the county of Newberry can
possibly lose anything. Much is made
in the grand jury's report over a few
tracts of land being left off t:':e tax
duplicates. I will venture the assertion
that there is less land
left off ti e books of Newberry county
than ti:ere is in two-thirds of the counties
of the State?a fact i./H can easily
- nrnvpn or disauuroven at the close
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! cf t .e tax year. Mr. Epps knows, if
j ti -e grand jury doesn't, that a regular
; additional tax return blank is furnished
every county auditor every year by
the conptroller general's office for the
purpose of catching lip property in-,
advertently left off the duplicates..
| Barring a few suca omissions and
clerical errors due to hurry in making
i ud mv book:? at the last, and t! ese do
not involve any loss, the treasurer"'?
duplicate is thoroughly reliable,
i It was the grand jury's right to prei
sent me if investigation showed that
they were correct in their conclusions.
But to take the statement and adopt
the conclusions of some one not officially
connected with, them?which,
they did?without even coming into my
office for a word or explanation, it.
seems to me was very unfair. If tJe
grand jury had done me the fairness
to come into my office and ask or investigate
the alleged irregularities, I
would have been glad to go over them,
item by item, and I am sure I would
have convinced them that the county's
interests l:.ave been thoroughly safeguarded
in every particular.
As one instance, tfce grand jury
charged me with leaving off the property
(both real and personal) of "W.
T.-c>i T.inHor of Number 9 townsirx.
If they had come into my,office, J could
have explained the matter to their satisfaction,
because of the fact that W.
JofI:. Linder made his return for 19? 4
in the name of J. W. Linder, instead
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of SW. Josfr Linder, as nereioiore. >?.
Josra and J. W. Linder, you see, is one
and the same person. There were a
few other instances of the same kind
that, if they had come into my office
instead of drawing their conclusions
from another. I would have explained
satisfactorily to them. T'aey did not see
even a line or figure on the auditor's
I certainly appreciate your fairness;
the more because of the fact that I
have not been dealt fairly with by
others; and I assure you on my honor
that I will leave no room for just criticism
of your kindness to me.
With kind regards to you and MiiS
Lillie and wishing you and her Merry
Christmas and Happy Xew Year,
Very sincerely yours,
Rosin bringing $19.75 a barrel in
Germany.?Times-Union. Yes, and a
block of ice in Hades would fetch a
million dollars, but wto wants to take
it to market??Arcadia News.