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VOLUME Lffl, SUMBEB 49. JTEWBEKBY, 8. C* TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1915. TWTCE A WEEK, $L?0 A YEAS.
VOL ADDRESS BOSTON
FORMER GOT. BLEASE ACCEPTS
Will Speak on "Duty and Responsibility
of Chief Executives in Dealing
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, July 19.?'Former GovW
ernor Cole. L. Blease '-as accepted an;
invitation, extended by the executive |
committee of the Governors' Conference,
to deliver an address at the approaching
conference of chief executives
of the various Slates -of- the Union,
to be fceld in Boston fAugust 24, 25, 26
and 27.. Governor Blease will speak
upon "The Duty and Responsibility of
Chief Executives in Dealing With j
Prisoners." The invitation to Governor
Blease was extended by Govern
" T -rrr-l-t. _ O > r -V,I
Or i>ayia 1. waisxx ui J'lassavuuoci.i.oi j
in the following letters
"Hon. Cole. L. Blease.
"My Dear Governor:
"I sincerely tope you will be able!
to attend 'the Governors' conference in j
Boston August 24, 25, 26 and 27, and j
that you will give us the benefit of
your experience, and ideas. The executive
committee, of which I am chair-!
man, would like to be able to put your!
name on cze list 01 speakers, you u>
select your own subject.
"I am pleased to announce 'that at a
* meeting of the executive council last j
week, the governor was authorized to
provide, at the expense of the commonwealth,
for all expenses of visiting
governors and former governors wlfcile
within the limits of Massachusetts. Ij
hope this will indicate in some measj
lire the desire of tthe governor and tfte
people of Massachusetts to make tnis
conference a memorable one.
"It is also quite possible that the
president of the United States may be
in attendance at one of tfte sessions.
"The program, which is not yet complete,
provides for many social functions,
including a public reception to
all the governors at the State house
and a visit to various points of inter
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MI sincerel y ft ope you will arrange
to attend this conference and I wish
you would indicate some subject on
which you would be willing to prepare
a paper for presentation to the conference.
"Yours very truly,
David I. Walsh.". I
Governor Blease replied, stating that j
fce had also received some time agoi
from Mr. Riley, secretary of the Governors'
conference, an invitation to be
present, and stating to Governor Walsh
that his invitation was appreciated |
very highly, and that it would give ibim
pleasure to be present. As to the subject
of his ad-dress, Governor Blease
"I know of no subject today that is j
of more importance to the people of
America, as a civilized and Christian
nation, than that of (treatment of the
unfortunates, who are designated "convicts;"
and, if agreeable to your com-|
mittee, I accept your invitation and
designate as my subject, "The Duty
and Responsibility of Chief Executives
in Dealing With Prisoners."
In renlv. Hon. Leverett D. G. Bent
ley, secretary for conference, wrote!
i * "In the absence of Governor Walsh,
who has started for California to represent
the State at the Panama-Pa I
cific exposition, I am authorized to say
that the executive committee will be
Ihighly pleased to have you on the program
of speakers. The subject you
have onosen will prove one of intense
interest and will be announced as you
"I know that Governor >Walsh has
been particularly anxious that you attend
and tftat he is looking forward to
~ meeting you. I am confident that I
am expressing his sentiments when I
say you will be most welcome in Bos-'
Death of Mrs. H. F. McCarley.
Mrs. Harriett F. McCarley, widow of
Capt. John McCarley, died at her fcome
at Whitmire on Sunday morning and
was buried at King's Creek on Mon-|
I day afternoon at 3 o'clock. She was
80 years old. 'She is survived by one|
son, Mr. S. Brice McCarley, and one,
r daughter, Miss Carrie McCarley, of
PLANS TO LIMIT
Britain Would Let Neutrals Hare Supply?Not
Any to Germany.
London, July 15.?The British government
topes very shortly to limit
the export of cotton to neutral countries
to precise amount of actual need.
The Marquis of Crewe, lord president
of the council and Liberal leader
in the house of lords, made an announcement
-to this effect in the upper
house t'- is afternoon.
The Marquis of Crewe's statement
was made in reply to a series of questions
by Baron Charlwood regarding
the supply of cotton and other material
through neutral countries to Germany,
and whether the government had found
that the measures taken since last
March were effective.
The real question, he thought, was
whether it was advisaoie to add cotton
to the contraband list. On that question
there had been a^number of misunderstandings
. and some of them, the speaker said,
undoubtedly obtained not only in this
country, but in neutral countries.
Hare Cut Off Supply.
! So far as could be ascertained, &e
continued, the naval measures taken
to prevent fresh supplies of cotton
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I rroiu rescuing u-eiiuauj uau uccu ?u^cessful.
The government hoped by
; continual friendly negotiations to imi
prove the position progressing toward
what must be tteir main purpose?
j namely, to limit the exports to those
i neutral countries to the 'precise
amount of their actual needs, calcu1
rm tho avprnsrft imnorts whlcft
tf ey had employed at home during
the last few years.
The Marquis of Crew? said thait on
| this question of contraband there
l could be no magic in the mere declaration
of any commodity as contraband
so loiig as the government pursued
its present system of examining
all goods. He did not think any one
would suppose tit at under international
law or the most elementary
rules or fair play it was possible to
institute a blockade of neutral countries
with whom England had no
Sew But Se?essary.
Therefore the government had
adopted a policy, which admittedly
, was novel, but which was rendered
necessary by the changed conditions of
maritime warfare. The desire of the
government was to admit the export to
neutral countries of goods representing
tt;e needs of those countries, and
absolutely no more.
"In the United States," he said, "the
placing of cotton on the contraband
list would cause no small amount of
alarm, and the government is convinced
that so far as the entrance of
1 cotton into Germany is concerned we
should gain no benefit. At present
we stand better instructed in public
opinion in ?:e United States than our
enemies, and therefore, unless it is
clear that a change of 'this kind is
absolutely necessary, the government
is averse to taking action which would
be regarded by a particular interest
in the Southern States of America as
"I certainly am not going to say that
if the military consideration were
found to be paramount we might not
have to face corresponding disadvantages,
and we should be unwise to bind
The Glory of the Woods.
We are not trying to be poetical, for
we have very little of 'the real art in
our nature. But we are trying to call
attention to the fact that the woods
are all around us and that to enjoy
them, one does not have to have
music or cadence of sweet sounds in
his soul. Tie man who stays shut
up in walls all the winter ought to
go out into God's woods at some time
during the summer and commune with
nature, and by nature we are not talking
of materialism or pantheism, but
about the rtrees and the flowers and
the birds and the streams.
Scheme Didn't Work.
Couwtry Justice?I'll have to fine
you a dollar, Jeff. ?
Jeff?I'll have to borrow it of ye,
Country Justice?Great snakes! it
was only to git a dollar I was fining
y?. Get out! Ye ain't guilty anyway.
<8> THE IDLER
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T e current issue of Judge carries
a very fine picture which teaches a
lesson and carries a moral on the
speed lust. I think if Henry Wells
could get it in the movies for the
benefit of all drivers of automobiles
(and Fords) it might be >^good tiling,
provided i could get all the drivers
to come out and look at ithe picture.
The picture contains four sign boards,
and as I do not think it is copyrighted
I am going to give you the sign board
inscriptions and suggest to tJ:e city
authorities that they might place similar
sisns at some of the dangerous
crossings and turns in Newberry. The
picture represents a road with a sharp
curve in it and a little further on is
a big tree by the side of the road half
cut down by the autos and jusit beyond
is a grade crossing to a railroad. The
first sign is just before reaching the"
sharp turn in ti' e road and by the sign
stands an automobile with the driver
and the passengers eagerly reading
the sign which contains the following:
' During t) e first half of the year 1915,
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:our;een speea maniacs were miiea uu
this turn. Do you want to be the 15th?"
lust as you reach the sharp curve is
this sign: "Yes, this^Is 'DEAD MAN'S
CURVE.' You can prove it by taking
it at 50 miles per lb our." Alongside
the large oak hangs a sign which
reads: "This tree is still standing in
spite of the effort of 613 chauffeurs 'to
eliminate it." As the road approaches
fhp e-radp nroRsine of the railroad
there is another large sign board whic"h
has on it: "Last year 57 drivers
thought they could push the locomotive
off the track. If they could speak they
would itell you, 'It can't be done.'"
Underneath this picture is written:
"Perhaps a few signs might reduce the
mortality." Now it is not my purpose
to preach a sermon or give a moral
lesson, but simplj give utterance to
a few warnings " Of course, I know
there will be those'to say that, "the
nl.i fool has no business meddling
with these things. When he gets to the
point where be can have an automobile,
t'^en maybe he would have a right
to speak." Well, be thait as it may, I
have written this epistle to the fceatheu,
and will write another still, for we
are told to weary not in well doing.
While there is little hope for the speed
lust driver, still t)':ere are innocent
people who pre fools enough to ride
with him, and then look at 'the great
horde of other' people wf:o have to
walk and ride in wagons and buggies
and on mules and donkeys and they
have a right to be heard. Then I want
to help create a sentiment to get rid
of tie grade crossings of the railroads
and every little helps, and then some
day I may have an automobile, and
1 want these people to learn that there
are other people besides themselves,
and maybe they will give me a little
b;f. of the road. All these little things
combined give me a right to write
this epistle to the heathen, and I am
going to write and continue to write
wf ether I right any wrongs or not.
>.nd that reminds me that I read a
good editorial in the State the other
day and I want the people in Newberry
who rush witi'i- a death-like speed to
the fire and who have no business ??here
except it be to stand around in me
way of the firemen to read tJMs clever
editorial. We have no motor truck
here, but we have some horses that
are about as swift and they get there
pretcy quick, and t*en our chief has
no seventy horse-power red motor,
but whenever the alarm of fire is
sounded every old thing from the biggest
and finest in town in the shape of
an automobile rushes down tie Su.*eet
;u?t as fast as they can go regardless
of human life, and I :eckon they think
.heir presence at the fire is essential,
but to tell the truth, I have never
seen any good they -do, and I can see
a lot of harm they might do. But I
just want you to read this editorial
and think about how every one wf:o
can ride rushes to a fire in Newberry
over the streets and around the cor
rers and far away.
Scene: Tne streets of any American
city, from New York to the smallest
visage whose progressive council i.as
a motor-driven fire department.
Above the noise of traffic whistles
a long-sustained, whining scream.
Complicated with the siren tte rapid
clanging of a bell. Watch out! Fire
Mrs. Murpf:y may have forgotten
TtrViilo eVio r? O f Q r? h
cliC tJICV/ii li; 11 kjll yy xilit u\^ ? wwvu
attention to spanking the youthful
Pat for teasing Baby Mike or pulling
ihe kitten's ears. No matter. Here
cm rnes the motor-engine, tJ .e hook-andladder
'truck, the hose-wagons. Everybody
stands from under. Right of way
for the fire department.
But, just as things begin to settle
to normal, comes another creech and
1 whistle. "Hail to the Chief!" If you
can't hail, jump, for he comes at seventy
miles an hour, a bold figure in
is brave red runabout of seventy
horse-power. He is going 'to the fire
and no mistake!
All of which is utter folly in ninety
per cent of the instances in which it
occurs. Try walking between two
points at a rapid rate and a slow and
note the insignificant gain in time accumulated
by the extra exertion and
fifrnro tho- in time between
the fire* house and the fire, usually
close by, accomplished by seventy
miles as against twenty miles an Ifcour.
Usually, it is some pedestrian that
suffers, but last Tuesday in Richmond
the casualties fell on the department,
when the "Chief's" machine ran into
an iron post, the chauffeur was mangled
and killed and the chief and 'iis
deputy were seriously wounuea.
It is highly spectacular to see a fire
department geiting to the source of
the alarm in a minute and a half. But
even if on a longer run they save a
minute, sixty seconds is not so mucfo
m the case of a fire, but the lives endangered
in every such run are worth
many times the total 'value of the
But don't forget 'the opening of the
park on Thursday evening. It?the
opening of the park?was postponed
from last Friday night because the unusual
rain of Thursday afternoon overflowed
and it was feared there would
be some mud left on the grass. Such
hig'j water is unusual, and when the
I?ark,is all fixed up there will be no
overflow unless there should really
come another flood, and we have the
promise 'there will be- no more floods.
T:e next time the purification will be
through fire. But the thing now is to
come out to the opening of the park
on Thursday night TV^e park will be
open for visitors?it's open all the
time?but I mean that on Thursday
rigbi the ladies will be there by 7
o'clock to receive w^at you are going
'.o send in the way of ice cream and
cake to help make a little money. And
Mayor wrignt ana l>t. nanus am lu
speak at 9 o'clock as formerly announced,
but they are to speak only a
few words?no set speech?not if It
can be helped. You know I was just
figuring it up the other nigl':t, and I
have been writing for this column now
about ten years, and there have been
very few times when I did not have
something to say about the need of a
park for Newberry. Of course, that
had nothing to do with getting the
park, but then I have the satisfaction
of knowing that I can show by the
record that a park is one of my
dreams, and now that it has come to
pass, by whatever influence, I am gla*1
for the sake of the little children, as
well as for the stay-at-'iome grownoti/1
oil ,+Viq r\f ,t."hp nefvnle
upo auu ttii -cxiv w. v-w x
of the town. To be a blessing instead
of a curse it is important that it be
properly managed, and this can be
done only by having some organized
body to run it. I trust this will be
looked after. No doubt it will. But
let every one in this town go out and
celebrate Thursday night. And take
a silver offering along. It takes a lit
tie silver to mase ine piace wuai al
should be. Let every one be happy
and smile and try to make every one
, THE IDLER.
P. S.?Since writing the above stuff
I have just read in the papers the
| terrible accident by way of collision
' of the fire chief's car witft the police
I nat-rnl in P.ha rlp?fon. Did VOU read
! it? The editorial from the State is
apropos?I believe that is the word?
Wejl, anyhow you know w^at I mean.
Thfe thing is getting close home. The
fire chief killed, his chauffeur seriously
injured and seven others badly hurt..
PASSES SCHOOL BILL
Georgia Senate Adopts Race Separa4*Am
\T An fl n MA
"Atlanta, Ga., July 14.?The Georgia
senate today, by unanimous vote,
passed a bill to prohibit white per
sons from teaching in negro schools
and negroes from teaching in white
schools in this State. The autfcor of
the bill said it was in the same form
as a Kentucky law which had been
declared constitutional by the United
States supreme court and tfcat it
QTvnl-17 trw nrivn+ck institutions as
well as to public schools.
x DISCUSSES CANAL
Believes British and Japanese Bare
Full Information About
Portland, Ore., July 17.?Senator B.
R. Tillman of South Carolina, who is
on 'lis way to 'Ailaska, reached here;
today to rest for a few days at the
house of his daughter, Mrs. Henry iW.
Hughes. He said that during his recent
trip to the Panama canal lie
studied its defenses carefully and
found that the principal concern
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observation by -snips.
"All the information has been
guarded very carefully," he said, "but
ti ere is no doubt the British and the
Japanese are in possession of full Information
about the canal."
I AI STRO-HUNGAMAJr NOTE
ONE OF FRIEND TO FRIEND
vipnna Jnlv Ifi ("via London).?
From a high authoritative source at
t' e foreign office, a representative of
the Associated Press has received an
explanation of the motives said to
iiave inspired the dispatch of t_e Austro-Hungarian
note to the United States
regarding American traffic in war munitions.
The Austro^Hungarian statesman
who spoke said that although the facts
on which ithe note is based had been in
existence for a long time, t&e communication
was sent only now when,
after great victories in Galicia, it could
i not be interpreted as a cry for help
from a land in distressHe
disavowed any idea that the note
was sent at the request or inspiration
of Germany, asserting that toe step
was taken spontaneously in the hope
that, owing to the undisturbed friendly
relations between Austria-Hungary
and the United States, toe note would
i be assured a sympathetic reception.
"The note," said this statesman, "is
inspired by friendly feeling of the
monarchy towards t?be Union where so
many of our subjects have found a
second home. It is the speech of a
friend to a friend?an attitude which
we are the more justified in taking because
of "the relations of the two states
f:ave never been clouded."
Severe MeUsure Demanded.
iA woman went into a New York police
station and began reading the Bihia
tn the officers 2n charge. She
was arrested promptly and taken to
the Bellevue hospital insane ward
and subjected to observation.
j This recalls the story of the man
wi':o went into Westminster Abbey
and knelt in the aisle to pray.
Up ran a verger who collared the
kneeling man and proceeded to turn
him over to the police.
"If T don't make an example of
you, sir, we'll have people prayin' all
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over me uuuivu.
Quid His Inspiration.
"What inspired this dainty spring
poem?" babbled the romantic girl.
"Daffodils and violets, I ween."
"No," said the majtter-of-fact poet,
"when I'm going good all I want is a
chew of tobacco."
It is an awful toll. And all on account j
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of a smaii Diaze uie geiuug w n^x^u.
by the fire chief would not have made
much difference. Suppose he !had been
a minute or two later, and suppose he
had been running his big red car at a
reasonable and sensible speed, he
would probably have been living today.
O, the need of tfce application
of a little common sense in the nm-|
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rung 01 auioiuuducc?emu. i vw,
because tnese things can get along
tolerably well. T. I.
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THE NES1YS OF PROSPERITY,
Mrs. Bell to Lecture Thursday Evening?W.
. T. F. of Newberry to
Meet August 1?Personal.
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, July 19.?Mrs. Herbert
C. Bell will make a lecture in Grace
church Thursday evening at 8:30. Mrs.
Bell is a speaker of large reputation
and something good is in store for
all who attend.
Miss Vera Trotter of Leesville Is
visiting Mrs. Gregg Wise.
Miss Rosa Mae Mitchell has as her
guest Miss Sallie Bouknight of Lewisville,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Counts and Mr.
Enos Counts and daughter, Miss Jenny
Ruth, spent Monday in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Ridgell of Jacksonville
are spending a While with the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Mr. J. C. Schumpert of Columbia, is
spending a few days with his brother,
>Mr. F. E. Schumpert.
Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Wlyche and Miss
Tcr?Hno snent tho wPAlr-Pnd in Sr?ar
Miss Eunice Shealy will reach home
Friday from >W5ntfcrop summer school.
Miss Rosa Ridgell of Batesburg is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. L. Wise.
Mesdames G. Y. Hunter and H. P.
Wicker have returned from Atlanta.
Mr. M. C. Morris was a business visitor
to Atlanta East week.
Miss Willie Mae Wise has gone to
Union to assist in a home canning
iMiss Liza Bell Curlee of Wannsboro
has returned to take charge of the
Mr. Edward Werts of Memphis is
visiting 'Ms mother, Mrs. Franci3
Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh of Poonaria
i speni lasi wee* wi^n ner parents.
Miss Pansy Wallace of Carrollton,
Ga., is spending the summer with her
sister, Mrs. G. W. Harmon.
Messrs. W. J. (Wise, J. C. Taylor,
Misses Jessie Lorick, Mary Lizzie Wise
| and Mrs. J. F. Browne motored Sun;
day to Saluda, where Misses Wise and
i Lorick are spending the week with
! Miss Y. Genia Harman has gone to
Miss Alda Rae, Mamie and Ruby
Wheeler are visiting in Columbia.
Messrs. D. B. and J. J. Miller of
Columbia spent Sunday with their
; sisters, Mesdames J. S. Wheeler and
J. B. Hartman.
Miss Banna Green of Newberry
spent the week-end with Mrs. J. A.
i Mrs. J. u. noimes or uunoaen ana
little granddaughter, Catherine Calmes
of Atlanta, are guests of Mr. A. GWise.
Miss Ernestine Wicker of Newberry
j is spending a few days with Miss
Dr. R. >M. Stevenson of Due West
j preached in the A. R. P. church Sabk
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I of Mr. S. S. Birge.
Misses Lucy and 'Annie Wheeler
have returned to Columbia after a
short visit to their parents, Mr. ami
Mrs. T. L. Wheeler.
Mr. G. D. Brown, Jr., of Columbia
spent <tfte week-end in town.
Dr. C. K. 'Wheeler has returned fro-m
a trip North.
Messrs. Pat Mitchell and Arthur
Pugli leave this week for the mountains
of North Carolina.
TT:e W. C. T. U. societies of Newberry
county will hold a convention
in Grace church Sunday, August 1st
This will be an allday service and
dinner will be served on the church
Mr. W. P. B. Harmon has returned
to his home near Ninety Six. He was
accompanied tome by Master Noah *
Mrs. Rosa Lester, Miss Blanch Kibler
and (Mr. J. A. Lester leave today
for Batesburg to visit Dr. E. C. Ridgell.
TUTT?C* TXT A MAeMnTf
iUi O. TT . rx. ifiv/ouit j u?3 i vbuiuv\fc
from a two months' stay at Jacksonvill,
(Vidalia and Augusta, Ga., and
Dr. J. C. Perry of Salem, Va., preidhed
in Grace church Sunday in the interest
of Elizabeth College for Wo- men.