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VOLUME Lin, NUMBER 57. NEWBERRY, S. 0. TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, IL58 A YEAR.
FOR COUNTY AUDITOR
DELEGATION MAKES REC03DIENIDATION'
REQUEST OF GOT.
3D*. Workman Takes Position Delegation
Has No Authority?He .
The Newberry county delegation in
the legislature held a meeting on Monday
in response to the call of the senator.
The matter of filling the vacancy
temporarily in the office of county auditor
due to the suspension of Auditor
Werts by the governor tad been referred
to the senator by the governor
with a request to recommend some one
for the position. It nas oeen tne custom
in this county for the delegation
to make the recommendations.
Representative Workman took tJhe
position that under the law the delegation
had no more to do with the making
of the appointment or making a
recommendation than any private citizen.
That the governor 1'nad suspended
Mr. Werts without consulting the
delegation and that the law made it
his duty to name appointment and he
should perform his duty.
It is understood teat there were a
number of applicants and names before
the delegation and that Mr. Werts
also filed a statement in which he
said that he was now in condition to
perform the duties with satisfaction
IMr. Workman did not participate in
the recommendation. OtJ:er members
took the position as Mr. Halfacre had
been the second choice of the people
in the last election that he was the
logical man, and so recommended fcis
Mr. James B. Halfacre was recommended
and will be appointed by the
governor. Mr. Halfacre is a son of
Mr. Perry Halfacre and a farmer, a
man of fine character and will make
a paintaking officer.
Mr. Workman was asked for a statement
hie nosiHnn and in resnonse
made the following statement:
"As regards the status of the auditor's
office, I will say that, at the call
of Senator Johnstose, a delegation
meeting was held this morning in Mr.
}Mbwer's office for the purpose of mak
? ? ? " J - ~ A? 4l? A AMV%
iilg some uis^uaitiuu ui mc uvt =
request of the senator that he recommend
some person to be appointed to
perform the duties of the office.
"The law cnder wl-ich the auditor
may be suspended and reeved, and
me causes lur suuu suspcus-im auu icmoval
is found in section 382, Code
1912, vol. 1, which is as follows: 'When
any county auditor shall, during a
recess of the senate, be si: own, by evidence
satisfartory to the governor, to
be guilty of misconduct in office, or
crime, or for any reason shall become
incapable or legally disqualified to
perform its duties, in such case, and
in no other, the governor may suspend
such officer, and designate some
suitable person to perform, temporar
liy, me uuuca ui sutu uiutc uiii.ii tiic
^ next meeting of tf:e senate, and until
the case shall be acted upon by the
senate; and such person so designated
shall take the oath and give the
bond required by law to be taken and
given by the person duly appointed to
fill such office, and, in sudb case, it
shall be the duty of the governor,
within ten days after the nrst day or
such meeting of the senate, to report
to the senate such suspension, witfh
\ the evidence and reason for his action,
and the name of the person so designated
to perform the duties of such
office: and if the senate shall concur
5n sudh suspension, and advise and
consent to the removal of such officer,
they shall so certify to the governor,
who may thereupon remove such offiI
cer, and, by and with the advice and
consent of t)be senate, appoint another
| person to such office. But if the seni
ate shall refuse to concur in such suspension,
such officer, so suspended,
I 3hall forthwith resume the functions
of Iris office, and tfte powers of the
person so performing its duties in his
AMIS Ortf? tha Afflpisl col
^ suau vt?oc, auu km. ??
; ary and emoluments of such offieer
1 shall, during such suspension, belong
to the persons so performing the du1
ties thereof, and not to tr:e officer so
suspended: Provided, however. That
the governor, in case he shall become
satisfied that such suspension was
made on insufficient grounds, shall be
authorized, at anv time before reoort
ing sucra suspension to the senate as
above provided, trie revoke such suspension
and reinstate such officer in
tbp Derformance of the duties of his
"It will be observed that during a
recess of the senate, upon satisfactory
evidence of misconduct in office, of
crime, or of incapability or legal disability
to perform the duties of the office,
the governor may, in such case,
and in no other, suspend the auditor,
and designate some suitable person to
perform, temporarily, the duties or tne
office until the next meeting of the
senate, and until the case shall be acted
upon by the senate; tJ:at within ten
days after the first day of such meeting
of the senate, it shall be the cluty
of the governor to report to the senate
such suspension, with t)':e evidence
and reason for his action, and the name
of the person who he designated to
perform tf:e duties of the offi.ce; that
if tT'e senate shall concur in such suspension,
and shall advise and consent
to the removal of the auditor, they
shall so certify to the Governor, who
may thereupon remove said officer, and
by and with the advice and consent
of tJ- e senate appoint another person
tft en /> n nffir>o
vu IJUVU ViUWi
"It is clear, therefore, that, during
a recess of the senate, the whole matter
is within the powers and duties of
the governor, and that tie delegation
nave no powers or duties whatever.
When this matter first came before the
delegation, some months ago, I took
the position that f e delegation had no
iiirisriintion of it. and the entire dele
gation were the^i of the same opinion,
and the governor was informed accordingly.
Acting within his power,
the governor suspended the auditor.
Now, tiie person that should be designated
or appointed to perform the
HuHpc r?f tho nffirp pame un before the
delegation this morning. I again took
i the position that the delegation had
no powers or duties in the matter, but
that tf;e selecting of such person was
the duty of the governor. He was
elected to perform the .duties of the
governor's office, and this being one
of the duties of that office, he and he
alone should perform It.
"The members of the house of rep;
resentatives have, of course, no au|
thority to recommend at any time, ex!
cept through the courtesy of the senator,
and in this case t)':e senator has
| no authority under the law to recom;
mend?his authority being no greater
than that of any private citizen. It
| is true that the governor asked that
some person be recommended by tibe
senator, or under the custom, by the
county delegation. But this request j
j can confer no uathority. Any advice
that the senator or delegation mightj
give could, under the law, be only the
advice of private citizens?not as ofcials.
"Laboring under this apprehension
of the law, and believing, at least in
this instance, of 'strict law inforcement,'
I refused to assume the duty
conierrea Dy iaw upou me guvemw. j
Whenever the senator shall have any |
legal authority to recommend, and
shall ask my advice, I shall be willing
to give same. As I conceive it, the
delegation lhave no more right or duty
| to say who shall be appointed or designated
to perform the duties of this
office than any other four private citizens.
Tfce governor suspended the
auditor without the advice of the delegation.
Without the ad'vice of that
delegation ne snouia mane me itppointment.
Tfoe delegation, however,
did not take this view of the case, and
accordingly recommended Mr. J. B.
Death of Bkby of Former Xenberrian.
Fred, the little two-year-old baby of
Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Kirby, died at their
home in Florence on last Wednesday,
of diphtheria. Mrs. Kirby is the
rlo 11 o-V* Inn rkf \fl? \f??C T P
ui iUi* auu u. u. jutvuivnight
of Newberry. The death of this
little boy has brought sadness to the
homes of his parents and grandparents.
Especially do we synjpaihis^
-with tfce ^grandmother ih Newberryf
fc'hose devotion to the little boy was so
tender and strong.
<?> the idlee
| The Idler: I had the pleasure a
oil nrt Hma Qorn nf ottonrfinp' CPrVlPA flt
j OliUl L time UQU VI UWWMV*?M0
Clayton Memorial church and teard a
sermon in the forenoon by Rev. iMt.
Wilson and in the afternoon, by Rev.
E. L. Halfacre. In the course of the
sermon Mr. Wilson quote'd a little
poem which I am sending to you, as
1 t' ink you could use it appropriately
in your column or among your stuff.
A friend in the country was kind
enough to send me a copy of the paper
edited by Mr. Wilson in which this
poem had been printed. I spent a
pheasant day with t)':ese good people
and heard two good sermons,-but I
am not writing you this note with a
view of writing up the meeting, but
simply to send you this poem, as you
are fond of quoting little poems. Mr.
Wilson said it would be a good thing
for a lot of us to stand on the corner
and watd'T ourselves go by and maybe
The Idler would be benefited if he occasionally
stood on the corner and
looked at himself go by. I have no
doubt a good many people -hereabout
think it would be a good thing for
you to do. But I only intended to send
you tf' e poem and not to comment on
it or to lecture you.
. The Editor.
Watch Yourself Go By.
| Just stand aside and watch yourself
Think of yourself as "he" instead of
| 'Note closely, as in other men you note,
I The bag kneed trousers and the seedy
Pick flaws, find fault, forget the man
Confront yourself and look yourself
in tfte eye?
Just stand aside and watch (yourself
Interpret all your motives just as
You looked on one whose aims you did
Let undisguised contempt surge
tnrougn you wnen
You see you shirk, 0 commonest of 4
Despise your cowardice, condemn
You note of falsen^s* in you anywhere;
Defend not one iefeet that shames
your eye ?
Just stand as:de and watch yourself
And then, with eye.> unveiled to what
To sins tfcat with s?veet charity you'd
Back to your self-wall tenements you'll
With tolerance for all who dwell
The faults of others then will dwarf
Love's chain grown stronger by one
iWhen you, with ''he" as substitute for
ii T f9
Have stood aside and watched yourself
Now, that is a good poem and I
thank tfce editor for sending it to me,
ana i am pieasea to print it in mis
column, but why should the editor
talk about my writing as "stuff?" I
am just a little bit out of humor about
that, because every one says that wfcat
1 write is about the best "stuff" that
he prints. Yes, It would be a good
thing for me to watch myself go by
and I frequently do that very tiding.
! I make a self-examination every now
and then, and I criticize myself just
as severely (and a little more so) as
I do every one else. I wish every man, '
woman and ctfild in this town and
county and whoever reads this would
stand aside and watch himself pass by.
You know it was Bobbie Burns who said i
"0, would some gift to gie us to see
ourselves as others see us/' or words
something like that,, when he saw that
^yafaunt. Gn'tfce lady^.b^autiful nepk.
^We-should look at ourselves as.others i
' v* b
see us sometimes when there is more
than a varmint on our neck. You know,
I . '* i
I am just now thinking of some people
that I know in this town wi~o I would
like to see stand aside and watch
themselves go by, and then I would
like to knew what their honest opinion
is of themselves. It would make interesting
reading in this column if
thev would iust bp honest and truthful
and then tell the story. 0, it is so
easy to criticize other people. I know
from my own experience, and so eary
to see the faults of others. And there
a^e people who can never see their
own faults. Xow, I would not be misunderstood.
I think it is well for every
one thiLk well of himself, because it
makes you a better man or woman if
you think well of yourself. But there
are a lot of "biggety" people wl'-o think
tliey are a little better than other
people, and those are the fellows who!
should stand on the corner and watciti
themselves go by. And then, there are i
a lot of fallows who are doing nothing
themselves, and w*ho are talking about
other people all the time, and trying
to look after the other fellow's busi
ness, ana maKing remarks auuut uim,
who would be greatly benefited by
standing on the corner and watering
themselves go by. It would do them
good to take an inventory of themselves
low and again. And then there
are those fellows who are all tJ':e time
knocking their town and the people
who are trying to do something to
help things along, and wf;.o are doing
nothing themselves to push the old
town along. Now, it would do these
fellows good to stand on the corner
and watch' themseKes go by. There
is a great "moral in this little poem.
Cut it out and paste it up in your
office or your home where you can
see it every day, and then apply the
moral which it carries and you will
be a better man or woman, and worth
a whole lot more to your town and
I am delighted to see the interest
some of the people are taking in the
effort to build the Appalachian highway.
I can not see how any one
could be any other way than deeply
interested in such a proposition, and
if there were a spirit of optimism in
this community and every one felt a
personal interest in the development
of the community, there would be enthusiasm
in such a proposition. But
from what I can see and hear there
is not that interest there should be,
and it may be from ignorance of the
value of such a highway to this com
munity. 0 course, tftere will De tnose
to say, '"Well, it will not help me, and
what do I care about it. I am not
going to put my money in something
to help these garages and soda fountains
and Ihotels and restaurants."
Well, if I was in business I would
like to see all these fellows getting
some of that tourist money, and the
more of it we can get in Newberry
the better for all of us. I would give
mv mif-o tn heln anvthins: that was
good that would bring tfce spending
of any money in Newberry, whether
it came directly to me or not, because
I would feel if some of it was left
here the better chance I would have
to get a little. We need to get rid of
the little selfish! spirit. But I believe
they are going to build this highway,
and I believe that Newberry town is
going to help right liberally, and I am
? a1- ? 1 - ? 1 ~ 4-Vt^v nfo T r f Vi o
sure v.e peoyie aiuug iuc nar m w,
country are going to help liberally,
and Supervisor Sample is going to cooperate,
and that the road will be put
in condition within the next sixty
days, and then we will all wonder why
we were not enthusiastically in favor .
of it from ti e beginning.
Talking about this highway reminds J
me that every nc^y and then we read I
of an, accident from an automobile. I
have watched the drivers of cars ratifcer
closely recently, and I am satisfied
it all comes from careless and indifferent
driving. And from the speedlust
which some of the drivers have.
H:e driver of a car should keep his
hands on the wheel and his eyes to the
front, and yet frequently you see them
driving along pretty fast with one
hand on tfce wheel and their face turned
around and not looking where they
are going. >Jknd then there should be
some regulatioa:^ iogiviag the road,
and . on whidh.side of the rpad-.-gou
should go, and in;the t&wns some ij*aN
fic rules that witl be observed.
ALSTBO-HUS GARIA > >OTE
ANSjWEBED BY AMERICA
Uncle Sam Reminds Vienna of Boer
War, When Teutons Sold Munition
Washington, Aug. 15.?The state department
tonight made public the repl
yof the United States rejecting
views set forth by the Austro-Hungarian
government in a recent note
contending v^m exyui iauuu <ji wa.i
munitions from America to Austria's
enemies was conducted on such a scale
as to be "not in consonance with the
definition of neutrality."
Though friendly, the note flatly denies
the Austro-Hungarian contention,
and recalls that that country and Germany
furnished munitions to Great
Britain during the Boer war, when
'England's enemies could not import1
such supplies. In this connection the
note suggests that had Austria and
PrPrmanv refused to sell arms to Great i
Britain at that time "on the ground!
that to do so would violate t?e spirit
of strict neutrality," the imperial and
royal government might with greater
consistency and greater force urge its
The note insists that the United
States is pursuing a strictly neutral
nnnrso and adhering to a Drincinle on
which it would depend for munitions j
in the markets of the world if it should '
be attacked by a foreign power.
'The principles of international law," j
the communication concludes, "the i
practice of nations, the national safety |
of the United States and other nations 1
without great military and naval es- j
tablishments, the prevention of in-;
creased armies and navies, the adop
tion of peaceful metods for tJ':e adjustment
of international differences,
and, finally, neutrality itself, are opposed
to the prohibition by a neutral
nation of the exportation of arms, ammunition
or other munitions of war to
belligerent powers during the progress
of the war."
Pointing to a "practical and sub
?i nrViTr + V? a TTnittH
sianuai icasuu mj uuv
States, aside from the question of principle,
advocates and practices unrestricted
trade in military supplies, the;
"It Cas nevtr been the policy of this'
country to maintain in time of peace j
a 1 arge military establishment of i
stores of arms and ammunition sufficient
to repel invasion of a well equipI
j rvn,Tx/prfni pn(?mv It has de- I
JJttl UUU pw " v. AV?A w? y .
sired to remain at peace with all nations
and to avoid anp appearance of
menacing such peace by the threat of
its armies and navies. In consequence
of this standing policy, the United j
States would, in the event of attack
by a foreign power, be at ifce outset of
war seriously, if not fatally, embarrassed
by the lack of arms and amrau- j
nition, anrd by the means to produce
them in sufficient quantities to supply
the requirement of national de- j
fence. The Unnted States has always |
depended upon thet right and power j
to purchase arms and ammunition 1
from neutral nations in case of foreign
attack. This rigTat, which it
claims for itself, it can not deny to
The United States asserts that it
can not accede to the suggestion that
it change or modify the rules of in- j
ternational usage during the progress
of a war on account of special conditions,
and declares that tine idea of
neutrality advanced by Austria would
i? ? natinn in a mass of
ill V U1VC a ucunai ?
perplexities, which would obscure the
whole field of international obligations,
produce economic confusion and
deprive all commerce and industry of
* ?:*:nf ontomrisp afreadv
I HUiUO V/L C/UbV? *^>wj ? w
j heavily burdened by the unavoidable
i restrictions of war."
i Attention is directed to the fact that
Austria-Hungary and Germany before
the war produced a great surplus of
1 war munitions and sold tfnem through
out the world, "especially to belligerents,"
and that "never during that period
did either of them suggest or apply
the principle now advanced by the
imperial and royal. go vermnent;"
| The. note ^-as cabled to-Ambassador
| Benfleld, tat. iyen^a, ^i?gust 12.
j word of its delivery has yet been received.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Old Soldiers' Reunion at Young's
Groye August 26?&. J. Derrick
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Aug. 16.?Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Moseley, Miss Annie rMoseley,
Mrs. H. P. Wicker and Mr. T. iA. Dominick
left Wednesday for the Northern
Misses Ellen Wheeler and Ruthi
Hunter are visiting in Winnsboro.
Mrs. J. P. Wheeler is visiting in
Newberry and Silverstreet.
Mrs. J. A. Holmes has returned to
Culloden, Ga., after a month's stay at
ber brothers', Messrs J. F. and A. G.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert is visiting in
Messrs. A. B. and George Wise left
Saturday for Ridgeland to visit their
brother, Mr. J. P. Wise.
Misses Willie Mae Wise and Elizabeth
Hawkins spent Thursday in Columbia.
Misses Fannie Lake and Lucile
Counts of Little Mountain visited
Misses Ethel Counts and Grace Reagin
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Richardson of Columbia
are visiting at the home of
Mr J. C. Counts.
Miss Y. Genia Harman has returned
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis of Memphis
and Dr. D. M. Crosson of Leesville are
guests cf Miss Victoria Crosson.
Misses Pansy Wallace and Mary Liz
?.ie Wise spent several days last week
with Miss Xell Kohn.
Mrs. P. L. Langford and Little Miss
Joe have gone to Chester to visit relatives.
Miss Ellie Cousins has returned to
j Newberry, after spending her vacation
i with her sister, Mrs. Frank Merchant.
Mr. P. L. Langford s^ent the weekpnri
in f riurnMa.
Mr. H. J Rawl spent Sunday at LexI
[ Mr. and -M?s- J. D. QuaUlebaum and
! children have returnee from SulliI
The Misses Sara!': and Caradel Hoffman
of Columbia are visiting Misses
Ruby and Nannie "Wheeler.
Mr. Ira Dominick and family of
j Greenwood, Mr. H. B. Dominick and
family of Greer's are visiting their
brother, Mr. T. A. Dominick.
Dr. J. J. Dominick and Mr. Pat
Mitchell have returned from Chick
Miss Kansler of Spartanburg is the
guest of Miss \ Bessie Taylor.
The annual reunion of the Thirteenth
regiment, company G, will be
of Vnuncr'c nrrvvo Alienist
"t,u ? - \
The speakers of the day will be Prof.
S. J. Derrick of Newberry college and
Mr. Morris Lumpkin of Columbia. A
fine barbecue dinner will be given
free to all the old veterans by the
William Lester Chapter.
| Miss Annie Lee Langford has ac|
cepted the position to teach the do
mistic science department of the prosperity
High school. j
rviT. B. V. Chapman of Newberry '
spent the week-end with Mrs. J. B. *
Dennis. ' /
Mrs. Emily jW. Peurifoy. /
Mrs. Emily W. Peurifoy, wife of
Solicitor John H. Peurifoy, died last
week and was buried at Lowndesville,
Anderson county, near the I'ome of
her brother. Mrs. Peurifoy was well
known here, where she had many
friends, she having lived here for several
years. She is survived by fcer
; husband and one sou, Emil. Solicitor
I V f Via CJ1ITT _
reui injy uas uccn ovcuuiu6
mer in Loomis, N. Y., but he and his
son will spend the remainder of the
summer at Hendersonville, N. C?W&N
terboro special to The State.
Mrs. Peurifoy was formerly Miss
Emily Wright, daughter of the late W.
T. Wright of Newberry, and was born
and reared in this city. She leaves a
number of relatives here.
Mrs. Tarrant Improving.
Mr. itODert u. Marram, reiurut?u w
Sunday from Asheville, after spending
ten days with Mrs. Tarrant, who ia
rapidly improving in health. She waa
an tf*T fmnr/vrpri ?? tn hp able to ffO
to tfne depot with Mr. Tarrant to ''see
tfciia^ffVfor-h^me. rJt^s. Tarranfc?will
remain; in ^heviUe, until the^^Cof"
September-recuperating. .Mr. Tarr^pt
stopped over at Union for his little
son, Legare, on his return home.