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li VOLUME Lin, NUXBEB 4G. ffEWBEBBY, S. C# FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1015. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR.
I Glen-Lowry M<
*' WILLIAM COLEMAN j
(HOST ON FOURTH!
GOOD WILL PRE TAILS AMONG EMPLOYEES
Firee Barbecue Served by Company
to Two Tliousand People at
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I Special 10 me .neiciiu auu .ivng,
Whitmire, July 8.?July 3rd, 1915,
dawned an ideal day for a great picnic
and barbecue, just enough clouds
in the sky ;o veil the sun and protect
us from its hot rays, and a de-.
< ligKtful shower every now and then
to cool the atmosphere. It has been
ihe custom here for a number of years
I WILLIAM COLEJJCAX "
President Glen-Lowry Manufacturing
*. ? Company.
for Mr. Wm. Coleman, president of the
Glenn Lowry Manufacturing company,
cotton mill, to give to his employes a
free barbecue on July 4th, 'but as that
historic day same on the holy Sabbath
t?':is year, they planned to celebrate
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"The Glenn-Lowry department store
Teas artistically and beautifully decorated
with flags, festooning and banners
in the national colors, as also
^ " were the homes and automobiles 01
htbe department heards of the company.
I believe if a prize should
be awarded to the boss having the
prettiest decorated house, Mr. J. C. C.
Humphries would be the winner, and
. Mr. A. F. Hurt had the best decorated
automobile, wit": those of Messrs J. W.
Hipp, B. H. Herren, W. F. Howard and
T. W. :Coleman following close behind.
'We had with us at the barbecue Miss j
Bessie Pagaud of New Orleans, wfco is
visiting her sister, Mrs. T. W>. Coleman,
and I know our decorations reminded
her of "Mardi Gras."
Early in the morning our dear friend
(Mrs. Smith came over to say that Dr.
Van Smith would like to drive us over
to the barbecue. Now, Dr. Smith's car
didn't have quite so many flags flying
from the top, nor balloons floating
from the sides, nor uuuuug iw XMCU j
^ _ around the spokes or trailing on beA
hihd as Mr. Hurt's did, but it was just
H* as comfortable and pleasant as any
J car we rode in that day, was run by
I ra. very fast driver, contained the jol"lies:
set at the barbecue^ the star
critic of the base ball and it was
clearly proven that it could hold more
\ people when a shower of rain came up
t?an any car there.
During the morning Messrs. A. P.
Hurt,<T. W. Coleman, J. W. Hipp. W. F. |
Howard and B. H. Herren went withi
their cars to the different houses in
the mill Tillage and carried to the
barbecue all mothers with little children,
the aged and infirm, the weak
and afflicted and the tiny tots wf:o
could not walk so far. .Ah! the little
ones will never forget this day, and
in after years it will be a green spot
in their memories.
In a grove of pines not far above;
the depot nice tables of plank had,
teen built around a large square, and
covered with snowy cloth made in the
.G'enn Lowry mill. On these the.
* bountiful dinner was served. T'.e dinner
consisted of delicious hash, preIII''
pared under the direction of Mr. C. H.
Shannon?you know that means good
hash?loaf bread, pickles, boiled ham,
pork sandwiches, cakes, pies and custards.
Now, this is a progressive town. We
have been having big dinners here, but
ti'.is was the largest, squarest, roundAArvAcf
O n r? A f oil
Cat, J. U11C3 L, uccpcoi auu vwv i. o.'-m..
The crowd who partook numbered near
2,000 and the fragments taken up were
more r.han twelve baskets full.
At 1 o'clock dinner was announced
and the mighty crowd surged toward
the table. Standing on a high box,
Rev. J. M. Fridy called for quiet and
in his usual gentle style, with his
hands uplifted toward Jteaven, invoked
God's blessing upon the people. The
crowd had just begun eating, when it
was announced that Mr. Wta. Coleman
had arrived. A mighty stillness pre""'loJ
inJ oil rtTTOC Tl'oro turn Ad f n PPt
vcwicu auu ail cjts ? ? 0 ?
a glimpse of the worthy, much-loved
president. Mr. Coleman came through
from Columbia in an elegant new Hudson
automobile which f:e has just purchased.
Preparations had been made for
drinking as w*ell as eating -and an
abundance of ice water was on hand.
A. nice little booth, a branch of the
departmet store, had 'been built back
of the base ball grand stand. Here
you could purchase coca cola, cigars,
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toaacco, cnewmg gum, camiy auu peanuts.
This was presided over by Mr.
Tames Abrams, Carlisle Frid.y, Sam
Gary, AMard Douglass and Elmer McCarley.
They seemed to do a good
A free breakfast .was given on the
morning of the 3rd to all cooks and
bosses. You would be surprised to
know how many of these are connected
with this company.
In addition to all of this, a boy went
around with ice cream blocks of every
degree of .hardness, and iMr. Hunnicutt
was there with his wagon, selling ice
cream in cones. The cones were of
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every size, rrom a. u-imvic aim u^noiu,
and the cream of all the colors of the
rainbow. 'Now, I've always heard that'
"the test of -the pudding is in chewing
the bag." I did not try this cream,
from lack of funds, and no one offered
to "set me up," but from the way people
ate it, it must have been good.
Th music of tf:e day was furnished
by the Whitmire Concert band. They
have for their manager Mr. W. F.
Howard, who is one of the bosses in
:he mill and the enterprising, pro
gressive 'mayor or wnumire. l ueiri
selections remind us of old men who
were discussing/ lifuor, when one
said, "Ail liquor is good and 'better
to me." I think the progress these
boys have made during the last year
is something to be proud of.
In one side of the grove a floor of
planks .had been made for those who
loved the dance. When the band took
position near tf:e stand and played
"It's a Long, Long Way 'to /Tipperary"
and waltzes and polkas you should
have seen the crowd hurrying down
to the stand. There was one aear
sweet old lady whose life had ibeen
circumscribed and she had never seen
the danc^. 'When the first couple got
on ti-e floor and took position she
watched tl": eir feet as^they kept time
to -the music and, turning to the lady
beside her, said, "Sister, what's the
matter with them? Have they got a
spell on them?" Just then sf'e looked
up and seeing their heads so close to
getner ana xne expression on men
faces, she said, "Oh, no, I guess they
are sick." "They look sick." Now,
many people do not approve of dancing;
they think it is desperately wicked
and denounce it in t?e bitterest
terms, 'but I noticed that the righteous
and unrighteous, high and low, rich and
poor, big and little, old and young
alike, climbed u?p on benches, on tables
and on the railing of the stand,, stood
on 'tip-toe and strained their eyes to
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tut; uumncs tiiy mc ngm iautastic
A bench was sitting near and just
as many ladies as possibly could were
standing upon it gazing at the lance.
Two elders of a near by colored church
came up and said. "Missus, will you
alls please let us hab dat bench?'' I
don't know whet er they didn't wish
:.heir sacred bench to see the dance or
the ladies to break it down trying to
see. A large number of swings were
suspended from t?":e boughs of the
trc-es and the children had happy times
"running under" and "letting the old I
Two games of base ball were played
during the day between the Glenn
Lowry Manufacturing company team
and Ottoray, the score in the morning
game was 5 to 4 infavor of Ottoray
and in the afternoon 8 to 2 in favor
of Glenn Lowry. Tne game was umpired
by Mr. W. F. Howard. These
games were very much enjoyed and
Xow there are many ways to do
good, and Mr. William Coleman, although
he keeps the maxim, "Let not
your right hand know what your left
'band doetn," 'loves to ao gooa. rte is |
that much like his dear fatr.er, Col.
R. L. Coleman, who was one of the
best men we have ever known. We
should feel grateful to Mr. Coleman
for this happy day and bountiful dinrer
given to those in the employ of
the Glenn Lowrv Manufacturing company,
and a number of invited friends
of the authorities of the company and
bosses of the mill.
Mr. Coleman is in deep sympathy
with his operatives and is an 'ine time j
planning for their interest, happiness
and advancement. He is ably assisted
by Mr. T. W. Coleman, who is very
diligent, constantly on the alert and is
"a friend that sticke:h closer than a
broti' er," and Mr. A. P. Hurt, w,ho has
proven himself one of the best mill
superintendents we have had in Whitmire.
The leading men of the mill,
iMessrs. J. W. Hipp, W. F. Howard, B.
H. Herren, J. C C. Humphries, J. A.
Campbell and W. A. Morris, seem to
work in perfect harmony with Mr.
Hurt and by their skillful management
the mill succeeds and they fcave secured
the best set of operatives we
have ever had, in appearance far above
Mr. William iColeman takes great
pride in the town of Whitmire. He is
its maker. He loves this town as a
father loves his child, and is constanly
looking after its interest and
progress. He has a rigi-t to be proud
of iWfaitmire. May it measure up to
t-i "IVT/vfo ??
iflis easpegitn-iuiis. new.
COUNTY BOARDS CHARITIES
AND CORRECTIONS APPOINTED
(Chairman State Board of Charities and
Corrections Appoints Three
r Local Boards.
Special to The Herald and News, y
iColumbia, July 8?Dr. Creorge B.
frrvmer of New.berrv. chairman of the
iStace 'board of charities and corrections,
has appointed local' boards of
charities and corrections in three
??unties. It is the intention of the
State board of charities and corrections
to appoint a local (board in every
county in the StaJte and to assist it
in its visitorial and advisory work in j
penal, cnantaDie ana currecuuuai institutions.
TVe local boards will visit
the jails and almshouses in their respective
counties and report to the
State board on conditions 'they find.
The local boards will seek especially
to aid and encourage the county authorities
in maintaining the jails and
admshouses in the most efficient mann
itnder the act creating tine State
board of charities and corrections, the
local boards of charities and corrections
are to be composed of three persons,
one of whom must -be a member
of the local board of health of the
county in which l':e is appointed, and
one of whom may be a v/oman.
The members of the three local
boards of charities and corrections already
appointed by Dr. Cromer are:
Greenville County?J. C. Dejrieux,
chairman; Mrs. H. J. Hayn&worth and
C. B. Earle, M. D.
X' u ?nmin + TP T TVT or 1\,T
u\ t; wuci i j vuumj??. AT*, luu.u., * -
D? chairman; Mrs. R. D. Wright and
A. M. Danielsen.
Charleston County?G. J. McDowell,
chairman; Miss Louisa B. Poppenheim
and G. McF. Mood, iM. D.
DEWBERRY MEN TO MEET.
St. Matthews, July 6.?The students
and former students of Newberry college
will meet in annual reunion Friday
of this week at Pine Grove church,
i^ar Lone Star. This occasion is well
intended and many have signified tveir
"ntontion of being on hand. Congressma
n A. F. Lever, an alumnus of the
! "oMp??. will deliver an address, as |
i will also Dr. J. Honry Harms, presi-!
dent of the college, and J. Trby Koon,
3f the Columbia State.
in vigorous language
STATEMENTS AS TO STATE WAREHOUSE
INSURANCE NOT TRUE
State Warehouse ComJssioner Says
Insurance Placed With Good
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, S. C., July 8.?The following
correspondence explains itself and !
is of especial interest to tr.ose who \
store cotton and also to all who have
insurance. Mr. McLaurin has fully
answered the untrue and unjust!
charges which were made in the article '
in regard to the State warehouse in-1
surance. The purpose of the article 1
was evidently to injure t?e State sys-j
tem, but the statements are so pal- j
pabLy untrue an-d unjusit that they j
practically carry their own answer, j
Office of Jno. L. McLaurin, State Ware- j
house Commissioner, Columbia, S. C., j
July 7, 1915.
To thte Farmers of South Carolina: j
My attention has been called ito tie j
following article, published in "The!
Insurance Field" of July 1st:
^UEER TURN OF POLITICS.
''South ^Carolina Officials Try to Place
WnrAhftn?0 Insurance in Out
"New York, July 1.?(Special.)?A
.most peculiar state of case has developed
in connection with the insurance
on the jcottom warehouses maintained
by the State of Soutth Carolina. It
will be recalled ti':at the Southeastern
Underwriters' association recently issued
notice that the 10 per cent reduction
on warehouses under the supervision
of ' the State was being
abused in vthat in a number of cases
barns and farm buildings in the poun
try districts without any direct supervision
were being given advantage of
this reduction. Companies were accordingly
advised that the reduction
was to apply only to warehouses in
cities and towns under direct supervision
of the State warehouse commission.
"The peculiar feature of the situation
is that politics has 'been injected
with the result that the State ware
house commission is reported to nave
turned sthe business over to a firm of,
.New York brokers to place at a rate
of 1 1-4 per cent in aunauthorized companies.
It is regarded, as .astonishing
that a. State with such an active
insurance department should be a party
to such illegal in-surance.
"The South Carolina legislature at a
special session last year, enacted a law
authorizing the establishment of bonded
warehouses under the supervision
of a State commission, witin. xne iaea
that this would enable the farmers to
get a cheap storage rate and satisfactory
negotiable receipt. It is understood,
however, that the banks do not
regard the State receipt as being altogether
satisfactory security, as the
State can not 'be held responsible in
case of trouble."
I do not think rtf:at this article was
meant for circulation in South Carols?
~ v>.,+ -T..OC nrnhohl? intend A/1 to He
Li lid, U U L W CLO }Jl UUUU1IJ iu>.vuv..u
handed around in New York city to
injure the State warehouse system by
casting doubt upon the safety of our
methods of insurance. I never heard
of the paper before, and while the
special is dated from New' York, it
bears every ear mark of having come
from Columbia, Souti'a Carolina. Nearly
every statement in it is false, as I will
undertake to show, and it is a cowardly,
underhanded attack which I woull
not notice except for its circulation in
New York city.
The charges are as follows:
Fir?t That rotton is insured in
barns and outbuildings noit under the
supervision of the State warehouse
Second. That politics has been injected
into tl':e system.
(Third. That the insurance business
has been turned over to a Irm of New
York brokers to place at a 1 1-4 rate
in unauthorized companies.
Each and every one of these statements
are absolutely false. The design
of the author of this article is evi
dently to prevent the scoring of cotton
in t'-e country. A warehouse in the
country is just as much undrr my supervision,
and as carefully guarded,
as a warehouse in the town. Vwhfn we
inaugurated the system they were
charsing three dollars and a half per
hundred on cotton stored in the cou:i/
try, and one dollar and seventy-five
cents on cotton stored in a fourth-class
I town?ti-is, when the construction of
the warehouses and the protection
against fire were exactly the same. In
fact, cotton stored in the country is
in less danger, and should a fire occur
it is more easily extinguished than
in a fourth-class town, where there are
no water works. Any one familiar
with conditions in tlhe country knows
in rtfiCA aP a firA oil + Vl O + VA.il ho VO I
tuat 111 VxCioc ui a m g a?n jvu **** ? v/
i:o do is to blow the horn or ring the
plantataion bell and all the hands and
the neighbors come, and I don't know
in all my experience of a serious loss
in the country from fire.
Another thing: Everybody agrees
that the moral risk in insurance is one
of the heaviest expenses that has to be
dealt with. The kind of skunks who!
burn up their property for insurance |
do not live on the farms. They are!
distinctly a town product. During tfce |
hard times last fall and winter, how j
mflnv firps riiri vnn npar rvf in thp \
try? There was one night in Colum- j
bia when five unoccuped houses he- i
tween midnight and day were set on
fire. Of course that may have been a
coincidence, but certainly if such a
tl':ing as that was ito occur in State
warehouses I would make an investigation
and never pay a dollar of insurance
to anybody until I was satisfied
that it was an honest fire. The
moral risk is almost completely elim-1
inated under the system of insurance!
practiced by the State warehouse. The
intcvranpo in mv name, and if a fire
was of suspicious origin tf:e company
could pay it over to me, and .you can
rest assured that I would have to be
satisfied before I paid it out. The trouble
with these people is that the Southeastern
Tariff association is a complete
monopoly, and the want to
make this country cotton and other;
property in the county pay a very f:igh
rate of insurance in order to give a
cheap rate to those living in the" town.
I am authorized under the act to
make dire?: arrangements about insurance,
and if I were entirely con
fined to South Carolina the Southeast- j
em would have the State warehouse
system by tf:e throat, just as it has all
of the other property in the State. I
ani'heartily in favor of the proposition
made by Mr. F. H. McMaster to
drive out of the State this gang of
marauders, who have exploited without
resistance a long-suffering public.
They drove the insurance wolves from |
Hexas, and tibey had to come hat in 1
hand and beg to get back. I think Mr.
McMaster understands fthe situation,
and I am writing this letter in the
hope of arousing such a public sentiment
that the legislature will be
forced to give him the support whicfr
As to the "unauthorized^ companies,"
the certificate which I append
from Mr. MdM'aster is a complete answer.
I haven't got a dollar of insurance
in any company not authorized
to do business in Soutn Carolina.
Furthermore, the warehouse system
did not get into operation until after
most of the cotton was stored?practically
January first. The cotton which
we have was?all of it, practically?
already insured by the Southeastern.
If they could insure this cotton, why
not other companies? We have receipts
si-owing that the Southeastern
has been insuring cotton at one dollar
and fifty-eight cents per hundred
since we secured the reduction. If we
have succeeded in breaking into the
tightest monopoly that exists in South
Carolina, ito the benefit of the public,
whether they are in the State warehouse
system or not, I think that we
are performing a valuable service to
thp neonle of this State, but I am not
surprised that they spew their slanders
and venom on (the State warehouse
Second. I would like to know how
politics has been injected into tite system.
Certainly not by the State warehouse
commissioner. I am far more
deeply irterested in this system than
anything else on earth. I have not and
never will use it to further any political
ambitions of mine or any one
else. In fact, if I have any political
ambitions I an? not conscious of them.
There was an effort in tf:e legislature,
by a personal and political attack on
me, to cestroy the system. This utterly
failci. and I have no idea chat it
?.;n 5^^ orpn bv the men who
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fought us last winter. I know most I
of than personally, and'have no bit-J
terness whatever towards them, beCONTIXUED
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TAKES OWN LIFE
PLUNGES TO DEATH FROM TOP OF
Considerable Confusion Follows Dis-^
coyery of Fanatic's Last Act?
Dies of Fractured SkulL
Mineola, N. Y., July 6.?Frank Holt,
the :Cornell university professor, who
shot J. P. Morgan in his home near
Glencove last Saturday, committed sui
cide in the jail at Mineola tonght.
While several of the jail authorities
declare that Holt killed himself by
climbing through the opening at trtie
top of his cell door and then plunging
to the narrow court 'below, Holt's
keeper said he was positive that the
prisoner was killed in his own cell,
wbere he said he found the body.
T:.ere were many conflicting reports
as to the manner in which Holt met
his death, but it was definitely established
through Dr. Cleghorn, the jail
physician, that Holt died of a frac
tured skull. Dr. Cleghorn found tnat
death had been instantaneous.,
District Attorney Smith searched
Holt's cell immediately after arriving
at the jail and found a letter written
on yellow paper. This 'letter, which ,
Holt must have written before he at- -.v
tempted suicide early this morning,
when -tfce pencil with which he tried
to sever an artery was taken from him,
was addressed to "My dears," and follows:
"I must write once more. The mors
I think about it the more I see the
uselessness of living under circum
stances such as these. Bring up the
dear babies .in the love of God and
man. God bless you my sweet.
"P. S.?All please pardon me for all
the heartaches I r-.ave brought iyou.
Pray with me thafVhe slaughter will
stop. My heart breaKs. Good bye."
At midnight there was still considerable
confusion in the jail and conflicting
stories as to the -manner io
whicfo Holt was killed were told by
those attached to the institution. The
attendants disagreed as to the place
where the body was found. Jeremiah
O'Ryan, the keeper detailed to watch
Holt's cell, declared that fce was positive
the body was in a pool of blood
in the cell when he first saw it.
"It sounded to me like an explosion,"
said O'Ryan, giving his version
of what occurred. "You will have hard
work to convince me that it wasn't.
The cell was in partial darkness as tihe
lights had not been fully turned on.
"I was 15 feet from the cell when
it happened and my back was turned.
I heard a noise and then ran into the
cell and looked around. It was dark.
"I couldn't see at first. Then I
found the body in a pool of blood in a
corner of the cell.
"Holt fad been in remarkably good
spirits. He had laughed and joked
earlier in the evening. That made me
Several of those about the jaid said
they heard an explosion, the report
comipg from Holt's cell. This noise,
it was believed, was due to the falling
of boards from the top of t/he cell.
Jeremiah O'Ryan, the keeper detailed
to watch Holt, said he was 15 feet
away from the cell when he heard a
loud reDort He looked in the direction
of the cell, but it was dark. Entering,
he found Holt's body in a pool of blood
in the corner.
(The excitement that followed tha
noise brought "Warden Hulse and other
jail attendants to the scene.
District Attorney Lewis J. Smith and
Dr. Cleghorn, together with several
constables, were soon on the scene and
immediately began an investigation.
Dr. Cleghorn denied a report t2-at
tt^i* Triiita/i "nimcplf ihv chewinar a
L?KJl t uau xvj.AJ.VSII u* ? 0 ?
"He repeated that death was caused
by a fracture at the top of the skulL
An explosion which would have blown
his head off would have followed an attempt
by Holt to chew a percussion
cap, the physician, said.
A thorough examination of Holt's
cell failed, according to the authorities,
to disclose any weapon or implements
of any kind which Holt could
have used to kill himself.
Coroner Walter R. Jones, after view
ir.g v'e body, said:
"Undoubted!} a suicide, and un(CONTINUE
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