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Neither Law Nor Courtesy
Fear of Constabulary Prom
"I have put aside a great deal of
technical dignity which adheres to my
office, under w!:ich I might have insisted
that nothing requires me in law
to 'report to you,' " said John P. Grace,
mayor of Charleston, in a letter addressed
to Governor Manning, in reply
to the latter's communication of 'May
14, which characterized as erroneous
and misleading" the report of Chief
of Police Cantwell, of Charleston, giving
ti:e names of parties and places
of business that !had discontinued the
alleged illicit selling of liquors because
of police raids.
"Of course," continues the letter, "I
have more or less surrendered the
dignity of my office for the sole purpose
of avoiding the much greater
indignity and humiliation that otherwise
was to be heaped upon our city
by constabulary invasion, which event
I had feared was impending above ana
beyond every development in this
Mayor Grace says that the report
of the 'chief of police 'landed Gov.
Manning was not meant to be' misleading;
that tie chief of police
thought 'then and thinks now that ihe
places of business appended have discontinued
business. He say's that
'"Williams and Hackect discontinued
business because of the police raids
an a nut lor me rea&uus assigned uy
Gov. Manning in t'.:e latter's letter of
The following is the full text of the
letter of Mayor Grace to Gov. Manning:
"May 15, 1915.
' "T:e Hon. Richard I. Manning, Governor,
Columbia, S. C.?Dear Sir: I
am just in receipt of your letter of
May 14, ana nasten to answer it. ine
chief of police is in my office and
hears what I say; I having summoned
Ihim as soon as I read your letter. He
expresses as much surprise as I now
express to you, that you should in the
: slightest question the good faith with
which we are dealing with this situation
within the lines I have in any
manner led you to believe that we
would deal witn it.
"'I have been exceedingly careful, in
my negotiations with you in tl:is matter,
never to overstate either what we
have actually done, or what we actually
intended to do; and what I have
especially sought to avoid is any semblance
of hypocrisy or make-believe.
""TY:e report of the chief of police
was landed to you in person by me
' only because, as you know. I was
practically summoned to Columbia
suddenly and unexpectedly. I had in
tended forwarding it to you with a
letter of transmittal?not, however, as
a 'report,' but as a reply to your inquiries.
It had been on ny desk for
several days, as I explained to you,
unattended to because of the absorbing
business cf our city con^ntion
which intervened. It was called forth
by letters and telegrams to me from
you (which I in turn communicated to
4-1* - -r 1: ? \ * - ? -
me euiei ox ponce;, summarily demanding
a 'report' on what I was doing.
I put aside a great deal of
technical dignity which adheres to my
office, under which I might have insisted
that not:, ing requires me in law
or courtesy, as mayor of Charleston,
to 'report ?o you.' In order to preserve
at least an appearance of decorum
on the record, I have adopted the
word /reply' rather than your word
'report.' as you will find in my telegram
of April 22. If course, I have
more or less surrendered the dignity
of my office for the sole purpose of
avoiding the muc:h greater indignity
and humiliation tt':at otherwise was to
T?e heaped upon our city by constabu,
larv invasion, which event I have
feared was impending above and be
yona every development in tnis mat?
"You are correct in assuming that
I 'received this report in good fait'V
etc. I transmitted it to you in good
faith, and I am convinced that tfte
chief of police submitted it to me in
good faith. Of course, I am not personally
a snv as to whether r>r nnt
liquor is being sold in Charleston.
Neither is he. His office is also one
eof some dignity, in view of wlhich it
tf:-as been the custom to act only
through the agents employed for detail
-work in detective matters, unless
where a case is of such criminal grav*its
as to demand his personal attention.
Frankly, I must tell you that I
do not believe it was ever contemplated
that a chief of police should be
held categorically responsible to sucHi
an extent as to impute, on his part,
"bad faith whenever he fails to define
with precision the status of every man
accused of being in, or the exact time
of 'his going out of. the liquor business."
j To Manning
Demand Reply, He Avers?
pts Communications, Claims
ell "Not Misleading
City Losing' Money.
"He advises me, however, t at uponthe
report of his officers, and by a
comparison with the 'fine' list, made
up from the records, the two parties
you mentioned, indeed, went out o: I
i business only since the policy of raid1
n o* a era n Thfir r\ r* irorn o r.l-? nrl _ I
AiiO i ut; puiu, vi. Mtic omtu i
uled to pay, fines up to the time when |
j our raids began. The fact that L. i
| Williams 'died some months ago,' as j
j you said, only proves the tenacity with
' which the liquor business persisted in
Charleston; for I can tell you that on
March S a summons was issued call-1
ing 'him into court for violating the j
' liquor law, although he had died on
i February 2. The place which lie rail
| didn't die, which is the point in issue,
i At this time the policy of raiding, un'
der which we abandoned the service
of all summonses; til:e summons policy,
as you know, being merely a 'condonement
of law-breaking/ and, of
course, incompatible with the new
policy that you have compelled us to I
j adopt, and under Which so many,
j thousands of dollars are lost to the j
! city in fines; but under which I ami
' afraid some blind tigers will still ex- j
| ist. When raiding began ilre business !
j owned by J. Williams was 'still going j
J on with a liquor adjunct, and was raid- j
! ed by the police and1 ceased to exist, I
! not on account of f.VIr.-' Williams' _un- j
, timely taking off, but simply because.;
I his' immediate successor decided that, j
! for reasons of .peace he. would no;
j longer wear t'be shroud of Williams in 1
the liquor business. I am advised that j
[he place wi ich Mr. Williams once j
kept, and which is still conducted by. |
j his estate, managed by one of his im-,
! mediate relatives, has, until very late- i
j ly, and after his deat'h, sold liquor, j
i flnri solri it until thp rmlirv nf rnirtinpr i
began, and that it was given up sim|
ply and solely because of the policy
of raiding, and not because Mr. Williams
"As to tlze case of Hackett, it ap|
pears from the records of the fire department
that his place caught fire on
| April 3 and from the records of the
I police court that it was 'partially
Durnea.' before this the police had j
persistently raided it, and i:e was so i
| discouraged that he said 'he was going
to give up business,' which, so far
; as the liquor end of it was concerned,
j the police department has every reason
to believe had really happened before
the fire occurred. In a's!:.ort while |
i thereafter the place took fire. 'You!
can draw your own conclusions wheth- \
. er or not t'he close sequence of the
fire had had any relation to the persistent
raid of the police force. But!
tie fact remains that before the fire, I
and because of the raids, he did go out
of the liquor business, which is as the
chief of police has reported.
| '^Xone of us mortals can know
of Qn r\AAT? < T rtn'i a' TI ri 1 1 r-v-*
JL-/C vv 1C \\ 11110.11125, ttUU1
died in Greece on February 2, but wt':o!
i was up to that time running a liquor j
business, even from that great dis-1
tance, in Charleston, thereupon went;
! to his eternal reward or went to that j
1 place of 'everlasting fire,' which was j
only intended for very bad people, un-!
like us. Being very good people our-;
selves, we can, without presumption, j
a rt 4-n /\ rv> ?i in /v a ' 1 I ft ** a '
as?uuic uiai ue uiusi
met with the latter fate. If so, then j
my only comment is that, notwith-!
| standing the eternal fire, Mr. Wil-1
i liams, through his !':eirs, still persisted |
? in the liquor business until the police i
i raids began. After the police raids
. began Mr. Hackett's liquor business (
I ceased to exist, and in a few days his ;
general business was completely demolished
bv fire. In neither the case i
I of the Hackett fire tr:ere nor the Wil:
liams fire hereafter, did the fire have
s anything to do with their going. Each
went out of business because ne was
I raided out. I stand upon the report
, of the cfcief.
"By the way, in the list of those fur-1
nished by me as being in business some !
time ago by you, do you not recall
that, as I showed you in Columbia,
there was the name of one man dead
for three years? If because (Williams
is dead, you conclude he is no longer
in business, wfhy do you not apply the
| same inference to your own list, which
I you told me you had gotten from 'reliable'
"I hope I have covered these two
cases to your satisfaction.
"Very truly yours,
(Signed) "John P. Grace,
K "Mayor or unarieston.'
Asks Clemency For Frank.
i ' Nashville, Tenn., May 18.?The upper
house of the 59th general assembly of
Tennessee late last night passed a resolution
requesting , the governor of
Georgia to commute to life imprisonment
the death sentence of Leo M.
! FREAK BASEBALL PLAYS.
A Tin Car. Throw an;! the Shortest
Two Cagrer on Record.
Freak pia:-s make base-all liumor:
ous if not iiii -rt'si ::ix Some <>!' ili.se
iilavs are s::u] t" the s*e: i:if of <;;ii^;
. thinking. but as a matter <>f fact
I must of them are simplv lurk. sjvs
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; Arthur .Maciiunald in the Physical K>\
I ucation Ueview. Curious tilings liap|
pen. A l>al! Ml i 111c> a tin can. and. it
i beiu.n impossible to pet it out in time,
j can and all were thrown to the basej
Another ball hit the end of a nail
! driven through the opposite side of a
i fence and could not be got down until
I all the runners scored
A swift hit glances off the pitcher's
hand, is snapped up by an iutielder
and thrown to first, putting the man
Iiedhot liners or grounders sometimes
hit the first or third base bag
and glance away for singles or even
The shortest two bagger known was
when the bail grazed the bat. shot up
a few feet and fell in front of the
plate. As the catcher reached for the
whirling ball it glanced from his glove
and bounded back to the stand, and
the batter made second easily.
A center fielder saw a mitt in the
way of the shortstop and walked
about sixty feet iu to move it out of
the way. when he heard the crack of
the bat and saw a hot ball coming
straight at him.
He could do nothing but try to catch
it and did. to his surprise. But he was
given credit by the crowd for being a
great student of batters.
THE-VOICE AND THE STAGE.
Being a Good Elocutionist Does Not
M ake a Good Actor.
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Of allrtbe things to eschew, elocution1"
sc-h(H))s stand first. Actors should
kiio.w nothing of the rules of elocution
as taught hi any school ol' which I have
I (.'in llTtr-.ivia tall ;l f fjid
\ri ? v.u.j ?? nufci ^ ten
first glance . whether an actor is a student
of elocution. Xo good elocutionist
was eVerH good actor. That is, no good
reciter?and elocution schools produce
only reciters?is ever a sood actor.
Reciting and acting are two entirely
different arts. The reciter is never
natural, never can be. Awhile ago one
of the most distinguished professors of
elocution in America?he had the chair
of elocution at one of our biggest universities?came
to be an actor. It was
thought that he would be something
wonderful because of his knowledge
and gift of elocution. He .went back
to teaching. He could do that better
than most but his acting was bad. All
the rules of elocution an actor ever
needs can be obtained in singing lessons.
Now. proper enunciation of words
is a different matter. An actor should
not have to be taught that but if he
does need it it is a pretty bad need,
and he should never rest until he has
lost all slovenly habits. Some of my
friends think I am too severe on this
point I am not One cannot be too
severe. it is ciean cut >vuit, peii-cvt
in its smallest details, that makes for
perfect illusion on the stage, and I am
always for such work.?Henrietta
Crosman in Century.
A Tragic Wedding Ring.
A tragic story of a forgotten wedding
ring is told in the "Lives of the
Lindsays." He should have been at
church when Colin Lindsay, the young
Finrl r?f Rnlrarriis. was auietlv eat
ing his breakfast in nightgown and
slippers. Reminded that Mauritia of
Nassau was waiting for him at the altar.
he hurried to church, but forgot
the ring. A friend present gave him
one, which he. without looking at,
placed on the bride's finger. After the
ceremony was over the countess gianc
ed at her hand and beheld a grinning
death's head on her ring. She
fainted away, and the omen made such
an impression on her that on recovering
she declared she was destined to
die within a year, a presentment that
probably brought about its own fulfillment,
for in a few months the careci-oo
icsra v^unii lino ci H iuu>iv.k.
Both of One Mind.
Mrs. Stormy-weather, who had been
engaged in a somewhat prolonged and.
heated dialogue with her husband, beat
a dignified retreat so soon as she found
she was getting the worst of the argument
and turned her attention to culi
nary matters as a balm for her ruffled
"Jane," she said, "I want you to put
on your things at once and go out and
see if you can get me a plaice."
; "Yes'm," replied Jane, with alacrity.
I "ADd while I'm about it I may as well
look for one for myself, too, for I'm
blest if I can stand the master any
more than you."?London Mirror.
A legal journal tells of a trial In
which the following remorseful letter
appeared m evidence:
"Mr Bidweli: Dear Sir ? This la
what I never expect to come to. But
it is trouble, and no one to help mee
out. So I want you to have this young
woman Burried. But mee, let me lay
top of ground, for the Turkey Buzzards
to eat. for I have did rong. Joseph
What Landed Him There.
"My good man, what are you in
"Yes, mum. If the jury had acquit
ted me I wouldn't be here."?Detroit
- Free Tress.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and
every hand oils the wheels as they
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SCHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for t'.'e award of
raeant scholarships in Winthrop colege
and for v e admission of new
students will be held at the county
?ourt house on Friday, July 2, at 9
l. ill. Applicants must not be less
:han sixteen years of age. When,
scholarships are vacant after July 2 j
;hey will be awarded to those making :
:he highest average at tfcis examina-,
ion, provided they meet the condi-!
innc? rrnrorni n cr tVio n W3 Trl A Tt Tl 11 -
?ants for scholarships should write to!
President Johnson before the examin-!
ition for scholarship examination |
Scholarships are worth $100 and! <
:ree tuition. The next session will j
>pen September 15, 1915. For further, i
in'^rmation and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
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"Since then we have a
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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. a
Notice is hereby given that the uudersigned
svili make final settlement
of tile estate ot Geneva u. i>eecuain,
d- c- a.s- : in the probate court for Newberry
county, State of South Carolina,
0:1 Monday, May 24, 101.at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon and will immediately JB
thereafter apply to t e judge of pro*
bate of Newberry county for a fin^
discharge as sucn executor. All peS " ?
sons indebted to the said estate vfl
make immediate settlement with?
undersigned, and all persons bo'J
claims against the said estate wilM
ser* the same duly attested.
The School Improvement associati^B
of Pomaria will give a barbecue
t:.e grove at Pomaria on July 3, for tJ-eW
benefit of the school. V
Mrs. Jno. C. Aull. Pres.
Gonvinced Me t
I of its Value I
"One of our salesmen
demonstrated the ^
value of the Long Distance
Telephone to us. ]
He was at Huntsville, 1
Ala., and upon his own
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responsiDiiuy put in \
fteen merchants within a
r he had sold 2100 barrels
as of less than six dollars.
pplied the Long Distance
:ature of our business with
The service is fine, the
:here is more satisfaction
lephone talk than in half
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