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H|| reat' Council
MEETING WAS PLEASANT |
AND MOST HARMONIOUS
XEWBERKY SHEKItJ* l> i nuc5JL3
>tto Klettner Was Acting Great Ineohonee?TTiie
Meeting in Detail.
>ext Session at Greenwood.
Tfee^Great Council of tfce Improved
Order of Red Men of South Carolina,
which convened in Newberry on Tues- j
-fiav morning in 26th annual session,;
reached adjorunment shortly before
lioon on Wednesday. The session was
.'raymonions throughout, and ti';e legislation
enacted was constructive.
The recommendations erf the retiring
il ' '
great sachem, Hon. Albert E. Hill,
were adopted in their entirety, and the
proper machinery put in motion to
carry them into effect. The full report
of t':e great sachem is printed i
in this issue of T e Herald and News, i
The >e* Officers.
The election cf officers resulted as I
Great Prophet?A. E. Hill, Spartanburg.
Great Sachem?Oscar D. Gray, Wii- J
Great Senior Sagamore?Max. G ;
Bryant, Rock Hill.
Great Junior Sagamore?Cannon G. !
B-l ease, - Newberry.
Great Chief of Records?R. L. Cro- j
Acting Great Incohonee Otto Klettner.
Great Keeper of Wampum?W. M.
The great junior sagamore, Sheriff
Cannon G. Blease, is in line for promotion
to great sachem, the fcead of
ibe itrrdW: '^fhus, Newberry gets the
Red Men j
In Newberry \
ighest elective honor conferred by j
the great council.
The election of Mr. Cromer as great ;
chief of records, succeeding (Mr. B. C. !
iWkllace. of Sumter, and the election '
of Sheriff Blease as great junior sag-'
amore, created two vacancies 011 the
membership of the board of great trustees.
The term of Mr. R. L. Sweat!
!*ad expired. The following were1
chosen to till the vacancies on the
board of trustees:
R. L. Sweat, seven-year term.
R. M. I^eonard, three-year term.
L. E. Wofford. six-vear term.
"^he appointments by the incoming
gieat sac1:.em, Mr. Gray, were as follows
Great Sannap??5. C. Young, Anderson.
Albert E. Hill.
Great Meshinewa?0. 0. Smith, J
Great Guard of Wigwam?G. T. j
"MHsfeix- . ,^o|r rasggHSWaSK
Great Keeper of iWtampum W. M. Allen
Great Guard of Forest?V. R. Hope.
Finance Committee?T. J. Cheeks,
chairman; A. N. Lunsford, C. L. Pressley.
Constitution and Law?R. J. Ortmann,
chairman; J. W. McGraw, E. C.'
Reports and Returhs?B. E. Reid,
chairman; B. B. Leitzsey, Sam P. Bell.
Credentials Committee?0. S. Goree.
chairman; C. D. Former, W. X. Ergle.
JTeet In greenwood aext lear.
Greenwood was unanimously -chosen
as the place of next meeting, being
placed in nomination by Representative
McDowell, seconded by Representative
O. O. SmitJ'3.
Great Representative Otto Klettner, |
of Xewberry, and Great Representa- |
tive C. E. Tolly, of Anderson, were re- j
elected great representatives.
Groat Representative Otro Klettner j
acted as great incohonee of the grear
council of the United States, being
specially appointed in view of the in- ;
ability of Hon. Thos. H. Jeffries, of;
Atlanta, great senior sagamore of the ;
great council of the United States, to
attend the session. Acting Great Incohonee
Klettner was not only thanked
by the great council for his services j
in t'.'.is exalted capacity, but the great i
chief of records was instructed to j
write the great council of the United '
States thanking them for the appointment
of Mr. Kettner to this position.
In addition to the committee ap-j
pointments already stated, Hon. Sam
J Xicholls, of Spartanburg, was ap- j
pointed to the three-year term 'on the ;
board of appeals, lis term having ex-!
pired, and tne appointment was con- t
firmed by the great council. The ot'her j
members of the great board of appeals ;
are Jno. K. Anil and E. L. Rodeis-;
perger, of Newberry.
The temporary committees appoint- J
pc] by Great Sachem Hill were as .fol- i
Distribution of Long Talk?J. P. j
Carlisle, W. B. Clark, C. F. Laton. ' :
T pprisiafinri ? C F! Toll v. A X. LunS- i
Jord, J. T. Mahoney. . |
Mileage and Per Diem?S. M. Clark- .
son, R. S. Hancock, E. H. Thomason.
State of the Order?Cole. L. Blease,
1 J. Dorman. D. C. Wiley.
Charters and Dispensations?C. T. '
Ross, ,T. C. Amnions, A. Burgess. (
.Jno. K. Aull was made assistant :
;hi?f of records. 1
Pleased With Newberry. 1
It was tf' e unanimous sentiment of 5
_ - _ _ . 1
lie delegates w?o left Newberry on J
Wednesday that the session here had
certainly been as pleasant as any J
.vhich had been previously held, and 1
hat it had been even more profitable '
nan even any previous session.
Newberry Red Men Honored.
In toe election of officers and the
committee appointments, Newberry,
hrougii Bergell tribe, starred, as usual.
In the first place, the retiring great j '
prophet, who has served the great j
?ouncil through tl. e various chairs, is j
Col. E. H. Hull, of Newberry. The!
two great representatives re-elected j
include that best-Soved Red '.\:an in ;
South Carolina, Otto Klettner. Gov. j
Blease, another member of Bergell j
tribe, holds over as a great representa- :
The selection of Cannon G. Blease !
as great junior sagamore has already .
been referred to as th-e highest elect- |
ive office wit!':in the gift of the great !
- ? i i".: - _?? 4*. I
COUIlCli II OX U'l' 211 LUIS yUMUUIl 111 itself
carries the highest honor, but that
it is usual to promote a great junior
through the chairs, and the contest
almost invariably comes, wfcen there
ia a contest, on the election of a great t
junior, who thereafter, at the next ses- !
sion, becomes great/ senior and then !
sreat sachem. Sheriff Blease had nc !
opposition for the high position which j
he was elected to fill.
The selection of Hon. Otto Klettner
as great representative to succeed him- i
self has also been referred to. Great
Representative Blease, of Bergell tribe,
holds over in this most important po- j
Jno. K. Aull. a member of the great j
Kao?./1 /-> ? onnnolo o nocf c o r?"n om rvf
I'uai u Ui ajij/caio, a pu ju .
Bergell tribe, was chosen assistant '
chief of records. E. L. Rodelsperger,' i
another member of Bergell, holds over i
on this committee. J
Mr. B. B. Leitzsey, a faif'.ful member i
ol the order and one of the most en- j
ergetic members of Bergell tride, re-,
tains his p<ace on the committe on re-1
ports and returns.
Retiring Great S:U'Iiem.
The retiring great sachem, who was
chosen great prophet, in the line of
promotion, is Hon. Albert 'E. Hill, solicitor
of the Seventh judicial circuit? \
tt' e old circuit which used to be served |
by Solicitor Sease, now judge of the'
Seventh circuit. Solicitor Sease was !
succeeded by Solicitor Otts, by ap- j
pointment of Gov. Ansel, when Judge
D. E. Hydrick was chosen to the supreme
bench. At that session of the
legislature Solicitor Sease was made
circuit judge. Mr. J. C. Otts was ap- j
pointed solicitor. In 1912 Mr. (A. E.
Hill was chosen to this position, and
has filler it to the satisfaction not
only of !'ris friends, hut all the people
of his judicial circuit.
Mr. Hill has many friends in Newberry,
who were delighted to *>ave !him
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NEW ASYLUM HEAD
C. FRED WILLIAMS*
COMMKIAN IS APPOINTED BY
The Governor Borrows Personally
$3,000 to Supplement Pay Allowed
by General Assembly.
C. Fred Williams, M. IX. of Columbia,
was appointed superintendent of the 1
State hospital for the insane yesterday
by Gov. Manning, to succeed T. J.
Strait, M. 1). Gou'. Wanning had revoked
ti':e appointment of George F.
Sargent, M. D.. of Maryland, 011 the :
ground that an alien can not be ap
pointed or elected to a constitutional i
office in this State. Dr. Williams immediately
resigned as a member of the
board of regents and Christie Benet,
of Columbia, was appointed in his
Dr. Williams is 39 years old and is
a native of York county. He was grad- ,
uated from t e University of Maryland
in 1899. Pie served for four year3
as secretary of the State board of j
health. Dr. Williams has accepted t?e '
"I will put in my best efforts to make j
the asylum one of the foremost of its 1
kind in the South," said Dr. IVYfilliamsj j
Relative to the appointment, Gov. j
"f ollowing me re\oL-<iuon 01 me tip- |
pointment of Dr. George F. Sargent, |
3f Baltimore, as superintendent of the
State hospital for the insane, because
it was found that he was barred by
provisions' of the constitution, I have
appointed Dr. C. Fred Williams, of Coumbia,
"Dr. Williams has resigned as recent
o: this institution and T have appointed
Mr. Christie Benet as regent*
in his stead. ,
"The salary provided for in the ap-j
propriation bill is $3,000, and ?';e superintendent
is given a house with
? ?j or>/i or nprmiisitPS !
?vait?r aiiu nguio ?uu ^~^
f have found it necessary, in order to
get the trained, skilled physician I
was seeking for the position, to allow
a salary of $6,000, but without the residence
and without any perquisites.
In addition to ti'.'.e salary provided for
in the appropriation bill, I will personally
borrow monthly the balance
of the salary, standing security for
the same, and will report the matter
next year to the legislature to reim\
burse me if it agrees in what I have
"The date on whica Dr. Williams
will ass'time the duties of superintendent
will be announced in a few days."
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Death of Mrs. Geo. D. Brown?William
Lester Chapter?Henry Tillman
Speaker For 3f morfcil Day.
Special to The HVrald and News.
Prosperity, April 14.? rne community
was shocked to hear of the deatn i
of Mrs. G'-o. 1). Brown, who died Wednesday
morning after only a few days'
illness. S e was a consistent member
of t::e A. R. P. church, a devoted wife
and mother and was loved by all who
knew her. The funeral was conducted
by Rev. D. G. Phillips, of Chester, assisted
by her pastor, Rev. Xabers.
The floral offerings were beautiful
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband
thrpe sons. Sunt. Geo. D. Brown,;
Jr., Dr. Y. M. Brown, of Newberry, and J
W. H. Brown; two daughters, Mrs. W. j
H. Caldwell and Miss Clara Brown, and j
one brother. Mr. W. A. Moseley.
The William Lester chapter, U. D. C., j
met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. J. j
A. Simpson. The study of the after- |
noon was the first and second years I
of the -war between t':e States. A j
sweet course was served.
iMr. Henry Tillman, of Gaeenwood, j
will be the speaker for Memorial day,1
which will be observed May 10.
. Quite a number of Prosperity High
school boys and girls will attend Western
Carolina Field day in Batesburg
Mrs. L. A. Black has gone to Fairfax
to visit her sister, Mrs. G. D. Groseclose.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins has returned from
a business trip to Columbia.
The many friend of Dr. G. Y. Hunter .j
will be glad to know that -e has re- j
turned from the Columbia hospital. J
Mr. J. L. Wise bought 300 bales of,
cotton Thursday. j
Appear to Have Slowed Up i
mi ? i A ?
vance 1 nrougniviounzams
Some Fierce Fighting Re
Germany has come strongly to Austria's
aid in the Carpathians, where
the Russians are fighting to open the
door to Hungary and the Russian ad
vance has been checked. i
To the nortftwest of Uzsok pass, according
to Vienna, the entire position
occupied by the Russians has been captured.
Petrogad, however, still claims
continued, though slight, progress, and
declares that all attacks have been
repulsed and that 1,000 new prisoners
leave been taken.
The Russians have captured another J
section of the mountain barrier be- i
tween Galicia and Hungary, according |
to a dispatch from Lemberg, which j
tells of a battle at Mezolaborcz, in I
the east Beskids, in \yhich th^ Austrians
were forced to give ground, and
says til:e main mountain crest in this
region, considered impregnable, has
passed to the hands of the Russians. |
This battle was an incident in a strug- j
gle of unusual severity now in progress
along a front of more than 100
miles, from the Bartfeld, northern
Hungary, to Stry, eastern Galicia. Petrcgad
reports that both sides are attacking
simultaneously and that the
losses are heavy.
In France and Belgium only small
engagements occurred yesterday.
The tension among the British was
maintained by a German Zeppelin raid
HARDWICK QUITS !
SOUTHERN RAILWAY PASSENGER !
TRAFFIC MANAGER RETIRES.
Settles in Montgomery, Ala., His Native 1
City?TV. H. Tayloe Succeeds
Him at Washington.
Samuel H. Hardwick, passenger
traffic manager of the Southern rail- j
way for many years, is to retire today ,
because of ill health and will settle
in Montgomery, his native city, W. H.
Tayloe succeeding him. Information j
of the change reached .Columbia in |
the form of a telegram, as follows. J
to W. E. McGee, assistant general pas- j
senger agent of the Southern, with
headquarters here: "Announcement is
made by the management of tihe Southern
railway of the retirement of S.
H. Hardwick as passenger traffic man
ager because of ill fcealth, and the appointment
of Mr. Hardwick as general
j agent of passenger traffic department,
j with headquarters in Montgomery,
j Ala., his native city. Mr. Hardwick
j has been connected with the Southern
I railway and its predecessors in conI
tinuous service extending over 40 years
and has effectively and successfully
j filled various positions, from that of
j telegraph operator, his first position
' as a youth, to and including ti-e office
j of passenger traffic manager. Mr.
| W. H. Tayloe has been appointed pas!
senger traffic manager of the Southern
i railway, succeeding Mr. Hardwick. Mr.
Tayloe is a native of Richmond county.
I Virginia, and began his career in the
| service of the Southern railway and
! its predecessors as a stenographer,
and has filled successively positions
as passenger agent, then general passengre
agent and latterly as traffiie
manager of fl-e Chesapeake Steamsniy
company. These changes and appointments
are effective 'April 15, 1915."
Mr. Hacclwick has an extensive acquaintance
in South Carolina, particularly
in Columbia. He was a frequent
visitor here and has spent week at a
time in Columbia. He is a man of
urbanity and tact, is particularly adept
in soothing asperities and has few su- j
periors in persuasiveness. Columbians J
accustomed to attending hearings on ,
railroad matters have often seen him j
win over a hostile audience or clear j
up a misunderstanding wltere some of j
his colleagues had tanea.
If you really want to cool tihe ardor
of a woman-suffrage enthusiast, just
tell her that a woman should not be
permitted to *vote?she should be compelled
is to Help
f Not Checked Russian AdJntn
P]/7irj? n-f J-fnnnsir-yi
* "*"w ^
!ported in That Section.
of the Tyne district of Northumberland.
The airship dropped bombs on
small towns and villages, but no reports
have been received as to the
An official report from Field Marsfcai
French places British losses in the
Neuve Chappelle battle at 12,811, of
whom 2,527 " were killed and 8,533
wounded. The German losses originally
were estimated at about 18,000 and
the British commander's figures ap
After a prolonged lull, operations,
at the Dardenelles haive been resumed,
on a small scale. An official report
from Constantinople says tie batteries
at the entrance to the straits were
bombarded yesterday, and that a
rrnispr and riestrovpr v/pre struck br
the Turkish fire.
Messages from Rome quote an Austrian
official as saying that a state of
seige probably will be proclaimed in
(Austria, on account of popular unrest
occasioned hy the advance of the Russians
through the Carpathians. It is
reported also that Emperor Francis
Joseph has decided to make the territorial
concessions desired by Italy provided
the latter takes up arms for
Austria and Germany. This report,
hnu-pvpr is not srenerallv credited in
FOR ANOTHER MAN *
GOVERNOR REVOKES ulPPOINTMEYT-OF
Chief Executive Failed to Consider
Requirements of Constitution
iii Earning of Ofticer. ,
The State, 14th. * |
Gov. Manning yesterday revoked the
appointment of Geo. F. Sargent, M. D.,
of Maryland, as superintendent of the
State hospital for the insane, to take
the place of T. J. Strait, IM?. D. The
appointment was to take effect May 10.
"I wisn to say to C:e people of the
! State that I have revoked the appointment
of Dr. Sargent as superintendent
because I respect the constitution and
will not even appear to evade it," said*
The office of superintendent or tne
asylum is provided for in the State
constitution, the constitution also
provides that all appointive and elective
officers si-all be citizens of th?
State. The constitutional objection to
J the appointment of Dr. Sargent wa?_
j raised by attorneys of Columbia in
j an interview to tin- pres:i.
j Gov. Manning has several names un_
j der consideration and will very prob!
ably announce the appointment at a?
' early date of a new superintendent
j who will be a citizen of the State.
i Gov. Manning authorized the fol- ?
j lowing statement:
"Several days ago I announced th<*
: appointment of George F. Sargert, ii.
i D., of Maryland, as superintendent of
i the State hospital for the insane. This
; action was taken after a careful con|
sideration and thorough search in this
! and other States. I was determined to /
! get the best equipped man for the po'
sition, one whose experience, training
and study fitted him .for this special
"Since the appointment was anj
nounced, tfce constitutional objection ^
| has been raised that probably only a
| qualified elector of this State was eligible,
and I am frank to say that tIi->
objection seems potent. In asking Dr.
Qai-p-anrf- tn undertake the suDerin
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fare of the patients of the institution. -?
I overlooked this constitutional question;
but I stand for the constitution
and tfce laws of our State, both of
which are my guides in tie conduct of
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tiie office i noia. i wisn io s*ty
people of tibe State that I have revoked
the appointment of Dr. Sargent as superintendent
because I respect the
constitution and will not even appear
to evade it."
^IE LIIL >TXBER 22 NEWBEBBY,'^. C* FRIDAY, Al'KJL 16, 191.%. TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A YEAR