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YOLUME LIU, NUMBER 14. NEWBERRY, 8. 0., FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
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! DECLAEED LAWIS MOULD BE KEPT
I IX CHARLESTON, TOO
Chief Executive Stated That He Was
Not Through With the Situation
Greenville Piedmont, June 30th.
The last day of t?e forty-first annual
meeting of the South Carolina
Press association at Chick Springs
was characterized this morning by
* an able address by Governor Manning
which dealt emphatically with)
the subject of law enforcement in
Charleston and elsewfcere in the
Sjate. Commissioner John L. Mc- j
/Laufln also addressed the assembly,
explaining in detail his warehouse
^ system. This afternoon the association,
will have thg pleasure of hearing
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Anderson, after whicfc the new officers |
for the ensuing year will be elected i
and the next meeting place selected.
The delegates and their friends will
then come to Greenville for an auto-|
mobile ride over the city, returning i
to the springs on the 6:30 o'clock interurban
train. The program will
culminate tonight with an elaborate
^ banquet at tfte Chick Springs hotel.
Addressing the newspaper men,
master printers and their friends, J
/ifkxrArnnr Mannine"- deftl&red that he!
wanted the people to understand that
the laws are going to be enforced, j
though he tnakes no tfcreats. "I pro-|
pose to go after the big men, the men
higher up," stated the governor, who
w- insisted that he did not propose to
lave it said that the small fellows
vere being hounded and the big dealers
left alone. He asked the press to
jg be patient as to the situation in CharK.leston,
promising that he would not
Bflet up" but do all in Riis^ power to
iff -enforce the laws there. He said lie
__ >was not discouraged by the action- of
the Charleston county grand jury in
throwing out the cases against "Wind
Tie governor said lie was anxious
~io enlist the cordial support of the
press. He told Itow in making ap-i
pointments he did not consider former
factional lines and made his
selections simply on the matter of
merit, recalling tnat in naming me
board of asylum regents and State
board of charities he found not a
| one of them had ibeen applicants.
I The governor said f:e did not know
what the political effects would be?
he did not consider that?but lie was
Working for the good of the State and
not concerned with the political end.
N Tjhe governor talked on law enforcement,
reminding his fcearers that he
h* did not make the laws but was responsible
only for their enforcement.
He said tJ':at he pai^d particu
lar attention to the violations of the
liquor laws ."because if there had
been one law which had been brazenly
ana flagrantly 'violated it was tfce
ftiquor laws. The governor told of
P^^how he had "started at-the top" in
enforcing this law and had not known
"high or low, rich or poor, friend or
foe," in the enforcement of law. The
social or locker clubs, Ite said, had
told him they would be ruined finan
^ cially if the law was enforced, but lie
told them he had no choice?the Jaw
must be enforced and they should set
the example. Hi:e governor sent out
circulars to the sheriffs and results
) began to come in. Many of the clubs
voluntarily took out their lockers and
wrote the governor that they were go^
in? tn unhold his hands. He fold of
rbne of the big clubs in Charleston,
one of the exclusive social clubs removed
the bar and put in lockers voluntarily
at a cost of $200, ibut the governor
said he wrote them they could
not have lockers under the gallon-amonth
act and the club promptly removed
the lockers, a statement wihich
ft drew applause. The governor said
I tne campaign had brought results.
Gov. Manning urged the press to
^extend the hand of friendliness to;
H? Charleston and observe them with !
kindliness and not criticism. He said
there was a growing sentiment for
law enforcement in G:arleston. The
governor told of his efforts to en-;
force law in Charleston, while asking
the press to consider the situation
in its true light and to treat the
I "No power conferred on the govI
ernor by the laws of this .State that
I do not propose to use to secure the
enforcement of ti':ese laws," said Gov.
Manning. "I am not in the least at
the end of my row," he said, express
ing Ms determination to exhaust every
resource in his power to enforce
the laws. The governor said he was
not discouraged by the action of the
grand jury in returning "no bills" in
the 32 blind tiger cases. IV;e governor
said he was not making any J
threats but he wanted the people to
understand that the laws are going!
to be enforced.
"I propose to go after the big men,
the men higher up,' said the governor, I
stating tf" at he did not propose to have ;
it said that the small fellows were!
being hounded and the big fellows left j
alone. He said he was going after
the big dealers promptly and firmly.
The governor said results were be-s
ing accomplished in Charleston, pointing
out that 60 revenue licenses had
been given up, the hotels and clubs
had given up the open bars, and there
is a steadily increasing sentiment for i
law enforcement. He pointed out the
many difficulties and how the improvement
must necessarily fte slow and
asked the press not to be skeptical,
but be patient and realize the situaj
tion and he promised not to "let up,"
but to do all . in &is power to eniorce j
the 'laws in Charleston and else-!
The governor turned next to the
matter of the selection of a superintendent
of the State Hospital for the
Insane and how he ?ad gone over the
field carefully and determined to get
a man who was capable, for the situation
there demanded such a man.
He explained tf:at he found the man
in Dr. C. Fred Williams, but he could
not get Lim for $3,000, and it was necessary
for the governor to guarantee
him $6,000 and the governor him
self is Borrowing tne $zou extra a
month and if the legislature does not
reimburse him he wril pay it himself,
whidh was cheered.
"The governor told something of the
results, of the saving of $564 a month
in salaries in the laundry at the asylum
by dispensing with some of the
negro washerwomen and giving employment
to tf:e patients. He told of i
under the old conditions how in one
of the female wards where 90 women
were locked in at night with only
two nurses to look after them and in
many of the rooms were straps Hanging
from the walls witfo evidence of
what was often done. The governor
told of the many improvements which
are being made at the asylum under
the new administration, all aimed for
the comfort and care of the patients.
TV: e chief magistrate advocated prison
reform, mentioning -with disapproval
the locking in the cells at 5 p. m.
every day of the penitentiary prisoners
and the conditions of many of the
chaingangs and jails. He advocates
more humanitarium treatment of prisoners
and the importance of seeing:
they are given every opportunity to
redeem themselves. He approv-ed of
the compulsory education law and
urged the press to keep on working
for the cause of education, mentioning
that South Carolina stands 47 in illiteracy
ip. the States as proof positive
of the need of more educational facilities.
The governor said the tax commission
deserved the support of every one
and was working for tfce equalization
of tax assessments. He does not believe
the tax commission will do anything
radical this year and if there
are any defects in the act it can be
remedied at the next meeting of the
"We need more home owners In
South Carolina," said >he governor,
urgin the need of a land registration
! act, which he saiys is a necessary step
[ towards a rural credits law. The gov?
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eziiui dSh.t;u ii we itavtr yiuun.
! enough" to enact some law which will
| help the 43 per cent, tenant class to
become jjom-e owners, saying the Ar
EDITORS AND PRINTERS
MEET AT CHICK SPRINGS
More Than Half Hundred Newspaper
Men Answer First RolL
Chick Springs, June 28.?More than
a half hundred editors and other |
newspaper workers were present to- ]
night when the 41st annual meeting of
the South Carolina Press Association
was called to order by Ed. H. DeCamp j
of Gaffney. The invocation ^as offer- J
ed by the Rev. W. P. Jacobs. The ad- |
dresses of welcome and the responses
were dispensed with. There is a full
programme fo rthe session tomorrow.
| Editors Hear Preacher From the
Green>ville, June 29.?The address
of the Rev. J. Dean Crane, Baptist
minister from the mountains, was
among the features of the forty-first
annual meeting of the Press Asociation
of the State, now .being It eld at
Chick Springs. Some two hundred and
fifty people listended for more than an
hour to tj'^e earnest oratory, interspersed
now and then by side-splitting
wit, of this "diamond in the rough,"
"The Police Power of the Pulpit and
Press" was the topic upon whicfr Mr.
Crane talked. He urged a cooperation
of the press and the puipit for the
eternal verities of life, the only things
which last and the only foundation
upon which man can hope to stand
At the forenoon and evening sessions
various papers were read. Tfce
association resolutions favoring a
Statewide highway system were unanimously
adopted. Resolutions expressing
faith in President Wilson and
approving the course he fras pursued
in the international crisis were also
Governor Manning, John L. McLaurin
an-ri fJpn !\I. IV Bonham are the
speakers for Wednesday. On tomorrow
evening a dinner will be given in
honor of the 'visitors, the newspaper
men and printers of Greenville being
Editors Close Annual Meeting.
Chick Springs, June 30.?^Selecting
i Chick Springs as the place for the
| next annual meeting, electing offi-.
| cers and enjoying a banquet, tf:e final
I sessions of the South Carolina Press
I association were held here today.
Ghick Springs for toe third time was
named as the meeting place.
^William Banks of the Columbia
Record was elected president with
other offices filled as follows: First
vice president, George W. Brunson,
Jr., Greenville News; second vice
president, J. 'L. Mims, Edgefield advertiser;
secretary, Joe iSparks, The
State. V e executive committee is
composed of August Kohn, (News and
Courier, Miss Jaunita Wylie, Lancaster
News, L. 'H. Wannamaker, News
Tonight the editors were guests at a
banquet tendered by newspaper workers
C. C. Muller of Columbia was reelected
president of the Master Printers'
association at the meeting this,
(Many of the editors leave tomorrow
for Montreat to meet with the North
Our (Clinton) Monthly.
Wanted, a good teacher of sightsinging
and instrumental music, with
a knowledge of the pipe organ suf-1
ficient to take charge of our worship
in the Tftornwell Memorial church.
Write to Rev. W. P. Jacobs, sending
gentine republic was helping 10,000
tenants to buy farms.
^Mentioning the borrowing of money
for the State at 2.44 the governor said
he was looking for an opportunity to
refund the State debt at a lower rate
of interest than it now bears.
The governor said he thought (Warehouse
Commissioner McLaurin had accomplished
much, but he thought the
act needed changing in many respects
and that he proposed to recommend
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safeguard the warehouse system and
put it on a permanent basis, among
them being a "board of directors to advise
with the commissioner.
The governor in closing said there
must be a continuance of that steady j
work for the peop^ and for the ad-j
vancement an-d uplifi of the State pay- j
ing a compliment to the press.
SEWS OF PROSPERITY
[ Young People's Society Gire Entertainment?Personal
Special to The Herald and News.
; Prosperity, July 1.?The Young Peo|
pie's society entertained all the young
people of the town at the parsonage
! on Thursday evening. The feature of
the evening was "An Old Time Spely
I ling Bee." Throughout the evening
delightful punch was served.
IMrs. Kate Monts of Little Mountain
is spending a while with Miss
Mr. Tom Hair of Chicago law school
is spending his vacation with his par[
nets, Judge and Mrs. B. B .Hair.
Mrs. R. E. Shealy has-gone to Pomaria
to visit her parents.
Mrs. J. A. Simpson 'left Wednesday
for Sumter and Orangeburg where site
will spend several weeks visiting relatives.
The Misses Estelle and La Trell
Morgan of Springfield are visiting Mrs.
G. M. Atble.
Misses Annie Moseley and IMarie
Schumpert will spend the week-end
Mrs. George Bearden and daughter,
Miss Elizabeth of North Carolina are
visiting Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Luther.
Mesdames Blease and Ward of Newberry
are the guests of Mrs. B. B.
Miss Isoline Wyche has returned
from a visit to Miss Kate Thompson
Mr. S. S. Birge teas returned from
a business trip to Columbia.
Rev. J. B. Harmon and family have
arrived from Georgia to take charge of
the pastorate of Mount Pilgrim, Mount
Olive, and Mount Tabor.
Mrs. J. I. Oxford of <CarrolIton, Ga.,
is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. G.
Mrs. J. A. Baker is visiting in Columbia.
Miss Edna Fellers and little Mary
Littlejohn have gone to Pacolet and
Misses Tena Wise and Annie Fellore
ovn. oittonjUn or Q hrmco rwrtv jnVPTl
IV* O Ctrl w AAVMMV WJ o* * w**
by Miss Charlotte Brown of Abbeville.
Mrs. J. A. Hunt and little daughter
of Millen, Ga., are visiting fMr. and
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert.
Miss Ellen Werts is spending the
week in iPamaria witfa her sister, Mrs.
J. B. Bedenbaugh.
Miss Nannie Wheeler is 'visiting Miss
Doris Kinard of Little Mountain.
Mrs. Nance and daughter, Miss
Katie Mae are spending the summer
Mr. F. N. Calmes spent the week-end
(Mrs. iSallie Fellers has returned to
her home in Columbia after a visit to
her sister, Mrs. L. S. Bowers.
Mrs. Francis Bogguss of Lakeland,
Fla., accompanied by little Rosalyn
Miller who has been spending the winter
witft Mrs. W. E. Pugh will reach
here Sunday. Mrs. 'Bogguss will be
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Joe B.
Miss Susan Quattlebaum is in Coii*mbia
visiting her aunt, Mrs^J. Fuller
Little Pauline and George Counts of
Greenwood returned home with Miss
Annie Mae Gibson. . ?
Attention, School Trustees.
HThp following was Drenared and
should have been in Tuesday's edition
of the county papers:
All trustees are requested to send
in their compulsory school attendance
petitions on or before June 30. All
trustees with such petitions. will
please mail same to tte office of the
county superintendent at once.
Geo. D. Brown,
Mrs. Gail lard, for secretary.
Central 5L IS* Church, South.
(.Jttev. it. Hi. uiDDie, jrasiorj
Sunday, July 4.
Morning service 11 a. m. A short
sermon, followed by celebration of
Sunday school 5 p. m.
Epwortl'.i League 6 p. m. Topic,
"Jonah's 'WTiale and Jonah's Message."
The public is cordially invited to all
Monday, July 5.
5 p. m. Woman's Missionary society
in church parlor. ,
Germany's Answer Will Be Satisfactory?Impression
Washington, June 28.?Favorable
reply from Germany to the last
American note concerning suomaiiue
warfare and the sinking of the Lusitania
was predicted in an official dispatch
from Ambassador Gerard today
The State department transmitted the
communication to President Wilson
I The ambassador did not attempt to
I outline ttfe forthcoming German
| note, but described the atmosphere
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: m ?>t:riiii uuiuiai queuicis as id.vuia.me
; to a satisfactory reply. He referred
' to the visit of Dr. Anton Meyer-Geri
hard, the emissary of Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador,
| pointing out that the mabassador's in|
formation apparently had impressed
the German government that the
United States did not want war with
i ~ . i
(iermany, out desired a satisiaciory
i reply to her original demands.
T':e fact that Ambassador Gerard
(took occasion to predict informally
the nature of the reply was regarded
as significant in official quarters
here, where it was pointed out that
the ambassador's forecasts in tee
pat had been conservative and consistent.
The text of the last German
note bore out his predictions.
Ambassador Gerard understands
thp Carman nffinial rmrnnsp tn ho t.r?
make no concessions which will affect
t' e use of submarines as a
means of warring on the commerce
of Great Britain, but to propose some
way by which American lives and
legitimate' interests will be safeguarded.
Officials here have no faint as to
the methods by, which this object is
to be attained, but from previous dispatches
it is assumed an arrangement
will be suggested whereby German
submarines would cease attacks
on ships of any nationality primarily
used for passenger travel, wfcile continuing
to wage vigorous warfare on
enemy ships devoted ^ chiefly to the
transportation of contraband. It is
not known whether it is proposed to
give passenger ships complete immunity
or whether assurances will
be asked that if signaled by a submarine
for visit and search they will
offer no resistance.
No intimation nas come 10 uce
state department as to when the German
note will reach here, but it is believed
the communication will be
completed within ten days.
Dr. Gerhard was understood by Ambassador
Gerard to have reported that
public opinion in <tlhe United States
had been growing more and more
favorable to Germany when the sinking
of the Lusitania undid what had
been accomplished. Gerhard made it
rlAflr also that, the United States did
not want war, but wanted a satisfactory
reply to its representations.
German officials are eager, according
to Ambassador Gerard's report,
to give such an answer, but at the
same time they have made it clean
that Germany can not make any concessions
wfcich would destroy the effectiveness
of the submarine as an
It is understood Germany is trying
to find some method by which Americans
traveling on ships primarily used
for passenger traffic shall be safe
while the submarine continues to be
used in attacking belligerent freight
ships carrying chiefly contraband.
Just what proposal Germany will
make to accomplish that object, officials
here can not conjecture; but
from the fact that Germany seems to
be willing to safeguard the rights or
Americans who travel on ships of any
nationality primarily engaged in passenger
traffic, an adherence to the
principles expressed in the American
note?that non-combatants should be
immune from attack?would seem, in
the opinion of officials here, to be
No information has been received
on what the attitude of Germany will
be toward assuming liability for less
of American lives on tfce Lusitania,
but the feeling prevails that if a satisfactory
arrangement can be made as
to the future Germany will suggest
a basis for a favorable adjustment of
the Lusitania case as well.
IX MEXICO CIT7
Dispatches Say Situation is Critical?
| Shortage of Food.
Washington, June 28.?Official dispatches
sent by the British chars j
d'affairs at Mexico City by courier to
Vera Cruz and from, there cabled t-)
the state department today picture'
conditions in the Mexican capital as
The Zapatistas holding the city with
about 25,000 men were reported b ?
the courier to have repulsed last Wee
nesday an attacking Carranza arm /
under Gen. Gonzales while Gen. Car
ranza was dispatching all availabl ?
men to reinforce Gonzales and con
tinue the assault. An announcemen'
tonight by the state department said
^"Conditions in Mexico City are no':
reassuring, according to reports. Com
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iiiuui^auuii is dciii iuiciiuytcu an i
Gen. Carranza is rushing all available
men to reinforce ibis troops in th?
vicinity of Mexico City. It is said to
be the intention of Gen. Carranza to
send in provisions with his army although
there is nothing definite in
regard to this report.
<vTibe food shortage is causing concern.
The department is in receipt of
advices dated June 26 from Vera Cru;:
stating that transportation for the Red
Cross representative, Mr. O'Conner,
and Consul Gen. .Shanklin fcas been arranged
with the headquarters of Gen.
Gonzales. Consul Gen. Shanklin ami
Mr. O'Conner expect to leave on the
morning of Jnne 29 and will take with
them the hospital supplies furnished
Dy tne Keel <jross/'
Thousands of persons in (Mexico City
are depending on th scpplies of tho
international* relief committee which
itself faces a food shortage. Fear^
! are entertained in the city that aside
from the famine the reinforcements
! sent to Gen. Gonzales will cause him
I to carrying the fighting into the capiI
tal, endangering the lives of foreigners )
and their property.
State department officials ?ave
transmitted details to President Wilson
at Cornish, N, H. Officials are
depending on the diplomatic corps to
remoive foreigners from the danger
zrmes nr arranzp a truce for their exo
dus if the fighting is carried into the
The situation on the west coast of
Mexico is improving.
Another denial from Gen. Carranza
that people are dying from hunger in
(Mexico was made public tonight by
fcte Carranza agency.
The message said that while food
shortage at some points was admitted,
there was no serious distress in any
part of 21 States declared to be under
| Carranza control.
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Former Governor of Georgia Issues
New York, June 29.?Former G07.
John M. Slaton of Georgia declared
in a statement here tonig'tt "that tiie
good people of Georgia" approved Ma
action in commuting the death sentence
of Leo -Frank to life term in
the penitentiary. Only the1 mob
caused him any trouble. He addea
that time would show the rtgat an<i
wrong in the Frank case.
Mr. Slaton, who was accompanied
by It is wife, arrived^ here tonight. He
will spend a few days in the Adirondacks
and will leave next week for
San Francisco. He excepts to return
to Atlanta on September 1.
"It is untrue that I was caused
any serious inconvenience by the demonstrations
in Atlanta," Mr. Slato.n
asserted. "I attended to my duties
there as usual. I practiced law in
Atlanta for 28 years before I became
governor and will practice there
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LODGED IX LEXIXGTOH JAIL
Lexington, June 28.?Jim Perry and
Ferrell Howell,two poung wihite men,
were lodged in the Lexington county
jail last night "by Sheriff Sim J. Miller,
upon a charge of assault and battery
with intent to kill, it being alleged that
they fired upon "Maggie Pratt, a white
woman, while sfce was sitting in the
hallway of her home on Saturday
nig':t. The parties connected with tibe
alleged crime live in the lower section
of the county.