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VOLUME Llll, >OfBEK 69. ffEWBEEBY, S. C, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER, 2S, 1915. TWICE A WF~it, A YEAk
NEWS AND VIEWS FfiOM
CAPItAl OF WE ilAiE
FKOHIBITION ELECTION TO BE
DEl'LAKED OCTOBEK 5.
Tlie Gallon-a_JI?i> nth Law?State Printing?General
Items of Local
(By Jno. K. Aull.)
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Sept. 27.?The steering
committee of the prohibitionists ha^
registered a protest against tne recent
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postponement of tne aeciara.uuu ut
election held on September 14, and the
secretary of state, K. M. McCown, in a
' puuiic statement, has explained that
the postponement was necessary, as
not a single member of the board of
canvassers except himself was present
at the meeting \Vhich ue called; that
he called in the lieutenant governor,
who attended, but it was found that
all the returns were not in, and that
October 5 was finally fixed as the date
for a subsequent meeting iu ucua^.
The prohibition steering committee
seems to fear that if the declaration of
the result is delayed, some of the county
dispensaries may purchase additional
supplies of liquor, the dispensaries
being forbidden to purchase any more
liquors ^after the result is declared.
(The secretary of state cites the law
under which purchases must be made,
the time required for advertising, for
sealed bids to be submitted, etc., in reply
to what he calif* this "bugaboc^ or
nigger in the woodpile, which the
-steering committee seems to see."
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&0U til <11KJHL1CL V
ingly voted prohibition upon herself,
effective on the first of next January,
the matter of the enforcement of the
k law is up for serious consideration.
Judge Frank B. Gary, in a recent case i
before him, has declared the galion-amonth
law unconstitutional. The question
will go to the supreme court for
adjudication, and probably to the su
preme court of the United states, some
good lawyers agree with Judge Gary
in Ms construction of the law, and
some good lawyers think his construction
wrong. Mr. Wm. P. Greene, an
able lawyer of the Abbeville bar, discussing
the decision in his newspaper,
the Abbeville Press and Banner, differentiates
the South Carolina statute
from the principle involved in the decision
of the United States supreme
court in the Kentucky case, upon which
Judge Gary based his decision.
A 'Way Pointed Out.
However, tae law may be decided, a
way has been pointed out for South
Carolina to have real prohibition. The
niwhihitimiists have a majority in the
general assembly, and if they want
real prohibition it is urged that they
could pass an act making it unlawful
for one to ha\e alcoholic liquor in his
possession ev n for personal use, and
then prohibit the shipment of it into
South Carolina for any purpose. There
would then be no loophole, and by thus
taking advantage of the federal law
South Carolina could be made dry. It
is urged that if it can be made unlawful
for a? person to have more than a
gallon a month in his possesion for
personal use?the only foundation
upon which the gallon-a-montii law
can stand under the federal law?then
it can be made unlawful to have any
whiskey at all for personal or any
other use, and the Federal law be
taken advantage of and keep whiskey
out of South Carolina altogether. Of
course this would be a stringent law.
but it is the only logical conclusion
of the whole matter, viewed in the
light of the recent election.
County Warehouses lTnder State
The warehouse at Little Mountain
has been taken under the State system,
and the warehouse at Pomaria, which
is now about completed, will be taken
under the system this week. Messrs.
W. B. Shealy and C. A. Frick are the
managers of the Little (Mountain warehouse.
The Wise worehouse at Prosperity
has been under the State system
since last November.
The State Printing.
A joint committee of the two houses
of the general assembly is investigating
the matter of State printing, and
will hold another session in Columbia
on the first of October. There is no
in thp manner in which this
printing ha? been "handled, due to l?.c^
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY
Woman's Missionary Society?School
( improvement Association Officers,
lonn&r Peoples Society.
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special ll> i lie ntriaiu auu aioio.
Prosperity, Sept. 27.?Mr. H. B.
Schumpert of Atlanta spent several
days with his mother, Mrs. annie
Mr. D. E. f\dgell of Jacksonville is
\ isiting at the home of Mr. W? A.
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ivir. jts. unapman 01 .\e?ucu7 naiteri
Mr. L. M. Wise Sunday.
Messrs. H. .1. Rawl, A. B. Wise and
j. A. Hunt spenc Sunday in Lexington.
Miss Winnie Repass leaves today for
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to lier aunt, Mrs. L. A. Black.
Mis. Nannie Wheeler is spending a
few days in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise, Messrs. W.
j. wise ana a. n. nawKurs spyiu .viuii lay
:Y.r. Wm. Seel of Columbia is spending
a few days at the Wise hotel.
Alesdames J. B. Hartman and E. W.
Werts and Miss Kate Barre spent j
Thursday in Newberry.
Miss Ellie Cousins of .\ewDerry spent:
the week-end with her sister, Mrs.
Mr. J. Pet Bedenbaugh, who was
thrown from his wagon Vhen his
n-ules became frightened and ran awav
one day last week, was taken to the
.Columbia hospital Monday for treatment.
Miss Rebe Langford of Spartanburg
.-pent the week-end with her parents,
Mr and Mrs. P. L. Langford.
I.VJr. J. A. C. Kibler and Mrs. Minnie
Long were married Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock at St. Paul's church, Rev.
Y. von A. Riser officiating. Mr. Kibler
is a prominent planter and cotton
i hnvpr Top hannv counle left on the
Southern train for a short trip to
The Women's Missionary society of
Grace church held their quarterly public
meeting Sunday evening. Mrs. J.
D Quattlebaum had charge of the soing
and the program was very inter
esting, different members of tthe society
At the meeting of the School Improvement
association on Friday afternoon
the well arranged program was
rendered, after which the following
officers were elected for the coming
President?Mrs. Jacob S. Wheeler.
Vice President?Mrs. O. B. Simpson.
Secretary?Miss Clara Brown.
Treasurer?Mrs. J. P. Wheeler.
Refreshments were served.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Young People's society was held Friday
The following officers were elected:
President?Mr. L. M. Wise.
Vice President?Miss Effie Hawkins.
; v yraing secretry ? i.viass juiien
Treasurer?Miss Isoline Wyche.
I T'he delegates to the contention
! which meets in Newberry are Mrs. J.
| F. Browne, Miss Isoline Wyche and
I Mr. L. M. Wise.
Haiti's newest president is reported
to be enthusiastic about his job. He
may even go so far os to lose his head
over it.?Boston Record.
of any adequate or efficient system on
the part of the State, there has been a
great deal of waste, and there is possibility
of great saving to the tax-pay
ers of the State in tae inauguration of
a proper plan. It is for the purpose
of making report and recommendations
along this line that the joint committee
of the two houses was appointed.
Fatal Accident to Little Girl.
The manv friends in Newberry of
I Mr. Thos. B. Graham of this city will
sympathize with him deeply in the
heavy affliction which has befallen him
in the untimely death of his little dauhter,
IMary Cornelia, aged five and a half
years. Little Mary was playing with
a jack o' lantern on the sidewalk near
her home on Friday night when her
clothes caught fire and she was badly
burned. She was taken to a local hospital
on Saturday morning, but all efforts
to save her were unavailing, and
:he gentle spirit was released shortly
before noon on Saturday The little
one was laid to rest in jtumwooa cemetery
on Saturday afternoon. She was
a bright and beautiful child, loved by
all who knew her.
Mr. Graham is a brother of Mrs.!
.Tas. P. Sheely of Newberry.
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Charity is the greatest of the Chris
tian virtues, we are told by the divine
writer. In my opinion the one next
to it. though not recorded as one of
the greatest -virtues in holy writ, ic
loyalty. Loyalty to your country, loyalty
to your home, loyalty to your friends,
i lovaltv to vour own family. Now what
is loyalty. Mr. Webster sas it is "the
state or quality of being loyal. Fidel1
ity to a superior, or to duty, or to
j love.' Every one knows what duty is
though some of us sometimes fall far
short in the performance even of the
ar.v Hnv rinrieu nf fhp household or
the home or a great many others that
I might mention. Every one knows
what love is, though sometimes we. all
j tall very far rnort in the proper exerj
eise of it where-- it is our duty to show
! it. Now, what is fidelity? Mr. Web!
-aer says fidelity is "faithfulness, ad
j herenc-e to right. Careful and exact
; observance of duty, or discharge of ob!
ligation." How many, or how few, live
I nit to these definitions, and yet how
j easy it would be if there was rightI
eousness in each individual heart.
But what I want to talk about is
loyalty of family. How beautiful and
r n-not if i"? cOil thp IrWfll ROT1 OT
the- loyal daughter. How happy it
makes the home. How happy it keeps
;he old home after the children have
cione out and set up homes of their
own to see them remain loyal to the
oii folk left at the old home. That j
loyalty which is defined as fidelity to
a superior, fidelity to duty, fidelity to
love. Ti.at loyalty which never forgets
the sacrifice which the old folks at
lome have made for the children who
are now grown up and able to care for
'hemsel vet. That loyalty which makes
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them stand Dy ana aeiena me oia ium
even if in the mind of the offspring
the old folk have not done just as they
think should have been done. (That
spirit which causes them to exclaim,
my country, right or wrong, my country.
That loyalty which causes the
children to remember that commandment
which has the promise, "Honor
thy father and thy mother; that thy
days may be long upon the land wmch
the Lord thy God gveth thee." I notice
that some one has said that this
is not the fifth commmandment. Well,
I do not know them by numbers, and
yet when I was young and went to
Sunday school in the country I was
taught to memorize the comma\Jmehts i
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about the number. The main point is i
the thing itself.
Yes, loyalty, that loyalty which
causes the brother to be faithful and
true to the sister and the sister to
the brother. The *nd the mother
to the children. The children to the
father and the mother it is the most
beautful sight in this world of sin and
sorrow. I do not know anything in all
the category of -virtues that appeals to
me more than family loyalty. And let
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that loyalty to country and to home
that should exist to make a great people.
The home is the foundation of
our government and of our institutions.
When there is not loyalty to the home
and the folk there, then there begins
the disintegration of the very government
itself. 0, if I could just impress
upon the young men and tne young
women as they go out from the home
the importance of loyalty to the home
and the folk they have left there, I
would feel that all the stuff I had written
had not been in vain. They, some
tme in the future, will have the same
experience that the old folk at home
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nave now, ana men uiej wm
the truth of what I am writing now,
but it will be too late then to make
reparation for the heartache they have
caused by their lack of loyalty. Too
late, awful words, have you ever
thought of what they mean. I am get
ting old row and I know whereof I
speak. Daughter, son, read these words
that I am now typing and remember
what they are, you will feel the force
of them some day. You will be old
after awhile if you Ike long enough.
Love the folk you have left at the old
heme. Be tender to them. Bear with
them. Honor them. Loyalty pays its
dividends. You will find out after a
while. I reckon r am writing this because
the other day 1 read a piece in
some paper oa the subject, "Loyalty
Pays Dividends." And you know when
I read something lhat appeals to me 1
want to pass it on, to some one else.
.When 1 see something that I think is
good 1 want to give some one else the
opportunty to enjoy it with me. I
never oonlri pniov anything all by my
lonely. And then, you know, as we
grow old we love to give advice. It
doesn't make any difference to me
whether anyone takes my auvice or
not. I feel better after I get it out of
my system. I have done my duty and
there is no compulsion on any one to
read what I write, or to pay any attention
to it. It is up to you, dear
reader, to do just as you please about
this stuff, and 1 will take no offense.
Dut I want to quote the little article
which sugested this big one. Here
We read much in the public press today
of "loyalty to our country.'
It is well, for if any man on earth
has reason to feel loyal to his country
for benefits conferred, that man is the
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ranks side by side with that of country,
and that is "loyalty to home and home
We have a community here in which
any people might feel a just pride, and
we have a people wholly on a par with
the community, though there are times
when we are neglectful of our interests
and unmindful of the disintegrating
consequence which invariably ensue.
Loyalty always pays its dividend, but
loyalty to home and home people pays
a double dividend.
Let us be loyal to our country by all
means, but let us be doubly loyal to our
uome people and our home institutions,
for it is by this means only that we
may thrive, and flourish, and grow as
a collective unit in the marts of the
Yes, be loyal to your town. To your
community. I think it was Dr. Cromer,
in his speech to the boosters the
other day, who said that he had a contempt
for the man, or the woman (he
didn't say woman, but I do) who would
be constantly knocking and running
down his own town. 'The place in
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wnicn tie livt?s <tiiu iiicmco lua uicau
and meat should be THE place in his
eyes. If it is not then he should move
on to some other place. Of course,
there is no one in Newberry who is
not loyal to the town. We wouldn't
let 'em stay here. We would just move
'em on, w.hether they wanted to go or
not. I want to say this: If all the
people of the community were as loyal
to it as the newspapers' we would haive
a Deach of a town. The Newberry
newspapers never issue a paper but
something appears therein that is
boosting the town and the people of
the community. Had you ever thought
of tiiat? They are so constantly at
it that the people take it as a matter
of course. And yet there is no class
in the community that receives half so
much cussing as the newspaper people.
And who are so little appreciated.
Neither the editor of the Observer nor
of The Herald and News is paying me
anvthins: for saying this, but it is the
w ~ I
literal truth and I just can't help
speaking the truth. I was taught to
do so from my youth up. And now
that I am old I can not depart therefrom.
By the way. I passed down by The
Idler's park the other night and I
was happy to see the numerous young
people, and -the old people becoming
young, who were there enjoying themselves,
and then I could not help feeling
a little personal pride at the result
of my labors during these many years
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that l have oeen writing ior ine nciaid
and News. Some of these days
when the nights get long I am going
over my scrap book and see how many
miles of type I have written creating a
public sentiment for the building of,
the park and then I am going to tell I
you about it. Of course, I know there j
will be those to say that what I write
had nothing to do with the coming of
the park, but there are others who appreciate
my efforts in that direction
and appreciate the fact that to me?
yes, to me, more than to any one else?
is due the park which we now have.
This is not egotism. It is a plain and
simple fact. I am not egotistic and
neither am I selfish. I work for re
suits I don't care who gets the credit
but in this matter this will be The
Idler's park for all time to come, by
whatever name it may be called. Put
! BORDER SITUATION
! . PRESENTS PUZZLE
MEXICAN AND .UIE1UCAN TROOPS
I DENY THEY STARTED FIGHT.
j Carranza Orders Investigation?Meanwhile
This Country Will Not
Washington, Sept. 25.?Major Gen.
i I i.iiston, commanding United States
troops on the border, and Gen. Xafarrate,
the Carranza commander, both
disclaim for their men responsibility
! i'or the fighting yesterday near Proj.greso.
in which one American trooper
1 was killed and an officer wounded,
j while the casualties of the Mexican
! raiders are not known.
I den Funston renorted to the war de
.artment today that his men had rebelled
the raiding party, which fled
across the border under the protection
A soldiers "in uniform" entrenched on
tne other side. The Carranza agency
ga-. e out a telegram from Gen. Xafarrate
asserting that there were no Carranza
troops in the vicinity.
A full report on recent fighting along
the border was made to the state de
| partment today by the war department,
i It states that in no case.have Amerij
can soldiers begun the firing, but it is
} admitted that civilians and deputy
j sheriffs in i exas have provoked some
Officials here are frankly puzzled
i over the border situation. Gen. CarI
| ranza has directed Gen. Jacinto Tre!
\iuo to make a thorough investigation
and a clearer understanding is expect?
ed. Until authentic information is obtained
as to the cause of the raids the
policy of the American government
v be unchanged.
Explaining the visit of Gen. Felipe
Angeles to Washington the Villa agenissued
this statement tonight:
"Gen. Felipe Angeles wishes to state
thatt he has arrived in Washington as
a member of the delegation appointed
by the military chiefs of the provisional
government to represent it in the
peace conferences planned in accordance
with the invitation of the PanAmerican
conferees August 2.
j "Published reports that Gen. Angeles
has deserted from the convention army
are false. The reports appear to have
j been inspired in Carranzizta sources in
! El Paso.
i "Gen. Doaul iMaderofi another menij
ber of the delegation, will proceed to
! Washington as soon as he is liberated
; by the American military authorities,
! who detained him on the border while
; he was en route to discharge his comI
| mission." i
A New Firm. - !
Mr. Vv. T. McKinney of McBee has !
! moved to Xewberry with his family I
! and occupies the house recently va
cated by !.Vlr. Bullock in ColLge street.,
He will open a new cash dry goods and j
notions and shoes store in the city.
| The style of the firm wll be the Caroj
lina Cash Co. Mr. McKinney is man|
ager and Mrs. Julia McKinney is the
president. The new store will occupy
the store room in Main street belonging
to Mrs. Paysinger and next door J
to the Annie L. Smith & Co. store. The 1
i Herald and News welcomes the new j
store and also Mr. and Mrs. McKinney '
to Xewberry and hopes they may find i
it profitable and pleasant to sojourn
with us. J
A Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend to those kind !
friends and others who lent us their |
aid and extend their lo-ving and tefi- j
der sympaby during tne illness ana at
the death of our husband and father
our most sincere and grateful thanks.
In the hour of sorrow and bereavement
the kind words and loving sympathy of |
friends is sweet and comforting.
Mrs E. Y. Morris and Sons, j
Queen Mary of i^giana is Keen ror:
Chinese art and has fitted up one of
her private rooms entirely in the Chinese
a pin right down there and drive it in.
I may be gone to the happy hunting
grounds and forgotten here, but the
park will stand as my monument.
Maybe I should not say this, but I
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just can t neip siiynisj just ?nai 1 uuun
and know. And I know this, and you '
know it., too, dear reader.
THE IDLER. '
ON DETAILS OF LOAN
MEMBERS OF COMMISSION CONFER
WITH WESTERN BANKERS.
Half Billion Dollar Credit Loan to
Great Britain and France Is
New York, Sept. 26.?The AngloFrench
financial commission and
Eastern bankers have reached a virtual
agreement on details of the pro
posed half billion dollars credit loan
to Great Britain and France. Four ,
members of the commission will leave
here tomorrow for Chicago to confer
with Western bankers over the tentative
Details of the loan on which the
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cuiiiuussum anu c-asiern uansers are
in virtual accord are:
The amount, approximately $500,!
The securities, joint Anglo-Frenca
The interest rate, 5 per cent; to
yield the investor about 5 1-2 per cent
by the notes being offered slightly below
A conversion privilege at maturity
of the note-??the holder to receive cash
or joint Anglo-French 15 or 20 year
bonds bearing 4 1-2 per cent interest.
It became known tonight toat the
entire tentative program had been sub\
mitted to London and Paris and that
the attitude of the two governments
so far as disclosed is one of approval.
It is assumed that the parliaments of
both Great Britain and France would
have to authorize the issuance of the
The commission's forthcoming trip
to Chicago was announced in a formal
statement, which said they now
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v. ci c ucaiiuua ui 111^:^x1115 ouuic v/l uu
leading men of affairs *rom other great
centers." If the Western bankers are
in accord with the tentative agreement
on which the Eastern financiers and /
j the commission have reached an unl
derstanding the program will stand
barring unforeseen development and
*tc final adoption is as good as asstrred.
j This assertion was made tonight by
i *.n American financier woo has been of
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Four imembers of the commission
wfll make the trip to Chicago". Lord
Reading, who is lord chief justice of
England and chairman of the commission,
and Basil B. Blackett, a British
treasury expert and secretary of the
| commission, will be two of the mim;
her. The other two probably will
Sir Henry Babbington Smith, ^mier
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head of the Bank ot 'iurkey, an<i
i nest Mallett, regent of the Bank of
A member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
& Co. will be in Chicago at the same
time, it was said.
>0 EVIDENCE OF 3L4TERIAL PR0 -
tfKESS Ut 3?(jVUAllU39.
Report That Anglo-French Commission
Is PrepariLc to Report
Xew York, Sept. 25.?Little, if any,
progress was made today in the negotiations
toward establishing a halfbillion-dollar
credit loan to Great Britain
and France. IMany American bankers
who have been in consultation with
the Anglo-French financial commission
did not visit the financial section.
So one in close touch with the sit1
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uation couia oe iouhu wuu nuuiu ucu;
a generally credited rumor that the
commission had submitted to the British
and French governments the rough
draft of terms satisfactory to American
bankers. The general belief was that
a reply would be received on Monday.
One report that was definitely denied
was that tl\e commission intended to
depart for 'Europe next Saturday.
A Tall Segro.
A tall negro 011 the streets on Monday
attractd a good deal of attention.
Large crowds followed him around. He
was advertising celluloid starch and
was in charge of Mr. L. L. Green of
Charleston. The negro is 7 feet 11
inches tall; has a reach with his hands
above his head of 11 feet; wears a No.
23 shoe; weighs 351 pounds, and is 23
years old. He is purely [African with
no taint of any othe r Wood: and ia from