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VOLCME lyl 11*9 X OTHER 2S (pwki.-'UUT w ^
' > ??'? ?. U-K.L 7. Itll TWICE A WEEK, *U0 A TEAS.
Neither Now A
To
[
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Both McLaurin ana mcmaste
Were Confident Fire Im
cared?Failure Devo
Action on Chi
The State. J
"The insurance Commissioner has ;
failed in his expectations to provide (
relief; the warehouse commissioner is j (
jKftiit foil ir-> V?ie tf? SPfMirP I '
CAWUl IV tail ill UiO vnv. v. v v ?
fhe insurance necessary on cotton *
stored in State warehouses," said | J
Gov. Manning yesterday in a state- ,
TTient on the insurance situation. Tin- J
goven or a few days ago received a <
letter from .John L. McLaurin, Stat# ;
warehouse commissioner, advising j
him that the "insurance on State cot- !
ton is intact, but 1 do not know how j (
long it may remain so." Commission-1
er McLaurin urged the governor to j
call a special session of the legisla-1
ture to provide relief in the present j
emergency. j *
"I shall without delay use every effort
officially and personally to rem- 1
edy the situation,'' said Gov. Man-'
nirg. I t
The governor's statement in full I s
^ follows: ! 1
"Before and after signing the La-! e
ney-Odom bill, I "had the assurancej i]
from the State insurance commission.! v
er? Mr. McMaster, that he could se-, t
cure all the insura ce that was nec- >'
essary for the protection of the peo- a
pie's property in South Carolina. c
"I see in this afternoon's paper an c
article appearing over Mr. McMaster's ?
?1 1 Jrafor. v
signature, m which ue s, m u
ence to the La ey-Odom act: p
44 'Therefore, unless the law is re- j a
pealed. South Carolina must take; j
care of herself with the aid of the in-, ^
surance organizations now doing bus. I rj
inees here. In my opinion, these or- j a
ganlzations will scarcely be able to j ^
take care of the best insurable risks s
which are protected by municipal wa-! t
. * terworks. Proper*- not so piotected s
?Jnenpwi rir.iprwise. and I see
Ill UDL Ut xuow* vw ,
no chance for this except in mutual q
companies. Every thin-king individual c
knows that each class of property >
must or should pay its ow. fire losses, t
whether the insurance be in a stock c
company or in a mutual. <There is no r
prospect of organizing many stock t
companies.' v
">So that Mr. Monaster admits his ! j.
failure to secure the necessary insur- j
ance to protect the property of the ^
people of South Carolina.
a
"la addition to this, the State warehouse
commissioner, Hon. John L. McO
Laurin, had been assured that the in- ^
surance situation could be taken care ,
of with especial reference to the in'
v
wnranrp oc cotton stored in stateware-{
houses, the warehouse commissioner
advising that, in his judgment, the
State warehouse system was amply
I able to take care of all the cotton stor- j
cd in the State and keep it insured in
hicrh clas companies.
"Warehouse Commissioner McLau- ^
rin, in his letter to nie, dated March
30, makes the following statement:
H .1 on 11 v
i was iissurcu iuuoi , .
from thoroughly reliable sources, thai ! ,
4 * ! '
any insurance in South Carolina i r
which was canceled could be placed in J '
New York, but the power of these bis j ^
companies has been too great for the j .
^mailer companies to withstand, j ^
There are mary good men in the in- .
surance business, but these large com-' f
. panies dominate the situation. and j ^
tliev have appealed to the espirit de j (
(corps of the insurance men generally I ^
and are whipping everybody into line.'
"He also makes the following state- ,
ment: j
" 'But the individual is absolutely \
powerless against these great aggre- <
nations of capital, and unless the ]
strong arm of the government is i
brou-srht to his relief I see ; o help.' 1
"This shows that a most serious sit- I
ration now confronts the people of the <
State. The insurance commissioner i
failed in h?s expectations to pro- :
K *ide relief. The warehouse eommis- <
Me ;
Get Protection
^ a*
X, IjOvernur iviuiimiig i
durance Could Be Protlves
Obligation of
ef Executive,
i
;ioner is about to fail in hio efforts to j
secure the insurance necessary on the j
otton stored in the State warehouses.
These conditions m il<e it incum-j
.ent on me as governor to act. and I i
;iia'.l use every effort officially and :
jersonallv to remedy tlie <itua io j
'.'ithout de'^v with due resard to th*i
i
sovereignty of the S ate asd t ie inter- J
11
\:t of all its people."
i
Mil ERE DO THEY STAND?
'' rrespondejif From Fort Motte Will j
( all [ pon Candidates to Declare j
Themselves on Insurance
Question.
editor The Herald and New*.
Newberry, s. C.
)ear Sir:
in this emergency brought about by
he withdrawal of most of the in- j
urance companies from South Oaro-1
iua. South Carolina faces a condition j
ven more serious than confronted j
ler people during the fall of 1914.;
t-hen an extra session of the legisla- j
'ire was convened by Gov. B!ease. I
it that time we were passing through !
, period of commercial depression
losely borderi-g on panic and finan-j
ial ruin, as a result of the European j
rar, but we were not alone in th?!
attle which we were waging for selfrotection.
The nation was acting as
- i
. unit, a d the whole power of tne
"ederal government was being
irought to bear In aid of all the State*.
"he e\tra session was wise, however.
t that time, and resulted in the
ablishment of the State warehouse
ystem, which I regard as one of th?
aost beneficial pieces of legislation
ince the W?r Between the State#.
Today. South Carolina stands alone.
Mie attorney general of the United
>tates 'has held that the power of the
* _ i
National government can net De
irought to her assistance, against the
onspiracv which would destroy her
'roperty interests if she dare mainain
her right of sovereignty to super'ise
corporations doing business withn
her borders.
State iW'arehouse Commissioner
>lcLaurint under date of March 30,
ddressed a letter to Governor t\:anling,
in which the situation was fully
-j inaivrod a,rjd in which
wLLU CiCcli kj _
oeasures were suggested for protectng
our people in a manner consistent
fc-ith the dignity of the 'State.
Some solution must be found now.
Something will -be done. (Whether it
>e in the nature of action or inaction
he issue has been made, a.d South
Carolina will either tamely submit to
he dictates of an insurance combine,
>r she will assert her rights and take
are of herself.
Her course will be shaped very soon.!
Cvents are moving rapidly. Fire insurance
policies are being cancelled.
)ther,s are expiring, and can nor be
enewed. Property will be unproected,
and at the mercy of the corporations
which have mcney outstund
+ Hon l nf it?a ri most of
ng on a feicov _
his money is insurance money. If the
strte does nothing, it will mean subnisslon
without protection. If she
bows to the will of the insurance
companies, it will mean submission
;vith protection, but with shame.
There are several candidates for
governor already announced, a.-.d it
is probable that the gentlemen now in
:he field will be the leading candi
Jates, whoever else may enter. The
people would like to know where they
staid upon this question. The campaign
doe> not open until June. At
that time the course taken by South
Carolina will have been decided, and
it will be easy for the gubernatorial I
statesmen to holler. "I told you so. ' j
->r. "I would have done thus a d so." <
I
Everybody Get
. For Cha\
Chautauqua- Yes, Newberry is;
weeks in its history, for on April :
tertainment under the lielpath C
people have asked what is the mea
its medium it has come to mean a
is proud of the fact that they can
our city," for people know that a
class an entertainment is one that 1
business man is rubbing his should
tlic. mui > 11\ mo!rn Vtuvhorvv a
Mr. \V. K. Knox, arlva ce manathe
city to make preparations for .1
this year's Chautauqua a success,
tee tlie Chautauqua are making 1
sen tickets. Cp u til the opening
tickets can he secured for
twenty numbers, after that date t
I>y securing a season ticket}
a cost of approximately 1-c. And 1
$7.so in securing a season tic!<
you are helping the men of Xewij
bringing the Chautauqua here, an
er Xewherry.
The program includes such nun
popular science demonstration. 1
play tiling ana ins e tertainmem 1
thrill and surprises. Then comes
group of misicians, sixteen in all.
ments as well as vocal selections.
On the closing night of the Ch
give a song recital. ?iie has just i
go Grand Opera company. Her s
past season's recitals. .Julia Clausi
cuit this season in her private car
the rare treats afforded in the '"'ha
In about tedays the city w;]
" ool- I? > tho niPi tiniP let's ever'
and make the coming Chautauqu:t c
people who are to enjoy it.
Xot only do we want it to be a
a permanent attraction in our cit:
that every man must lend his han
cial support but his hearty cooper;
share in making it a success.
What the people would like to know is i
where they stand now. j
In a statement ?lven to the press
ome several weeks ago. Senator J. A. i
Banks, of 'St. Matthews, asked if there j
was any significance just at that time
iu. the announcement of the candidacies
of Messrs. Cooper. DesChasps and
Duncan. His question was pertinent. ?
The people would like to know where .
these gentlemen stand. IT hev would !
like to hear from Mr. Blease. There
is no need for a statement from Governor
Manning. Either he will act
or not. Action or inaction, and, if
' J ~ v,? i
ie acts, tUC KinQ OI v>u.i\;u j
takes, will degne his position without
the shadow of a doubt. The issue is
squarely up to him, and it is an is ue
which can not be side-stepped, be- ]
cause the flood is bearing down upon 1
us, and he alone co trols the floodgates.
Senator McLaurin'e letter to
him was a call to duty, and the bur- ;
den rests with him. where the consti
tution has piacea 11. i
i
In a recent issue of a newspaper ;
which is widely circulated in this j'
State, it was charged that the gath- j
ir.g which resulted in the announce- j
ment of Mr. Cooper's candidacy was ,
composed of mill presidents, bank j
presidents and corporation lawyersf!
and that Mr. Cooper had fought the j
? ~ ~ .1-nralmiicfl CVjtoni unrl ?7!1S still i
OldlC cii nov w/vvAXi
?.gainst it. Mr. Blease has announced ;
". .'endship to the State warehouse sys- ;
tf-r.i as the first plank in his published
platform. Governor Manning, in
his an uaJ message, supported the
?vstem. I 1o not know what the poi
sitions of Messrs. DesChamps and Dun ;
c\j n may b. But the people want to
v#ai fror i all of them upon
jran-.t* siiuat M..
Now is the time for them to speak? j
rot later, when the matter will have ,
been decided, and the question he
purely academic. Let the voters 'hear
from you, gentlemen? Are you with ;
i the people, or are you with, the in- !
surance trust, in this death-grapple
I hotu-ppn fhp KrivPTftiffntv of a FeODle
who have heretofore valued liberty j
higher than life, and the sovereignty
of an insurance combine which
i
would punish a people because it can
\
Ready
utauqua Week
going to have one of the biggest
27th will begin a full week's en"hautauqua
management. Many
ining of Chautauqua? and through
community builder. Every city
say "We have a Chautauqua in
i city that can support so high
believes in boosting. 11"hat every
ler against his neighbor's with
. city to be admired by its citzens
or of the Chautauqua, arrived in
i
. thorough campaign in making
The business men who guaran;roparation
to dispose of the seaday
of the Chautauqua season
which includes admittance to the
he tickets will be so'd for $3.
ou get to see each attraction at
[otal si gle admissions amount to
et you iu)t only sa\e money but
ierry to meet their obligation in
id help them to boost for a Great1
hers as Montraville Wood in a
Te treats e'ectricity as a mere
tilled with instruction, fun,
the White Hussars who are a
They play instrumental instru
autauqua Julia Claussen will
closed her season with the Chicaucoess
was sensational, in her
sen will travel through the cirThis
is just a beginning of
utauqua program.
1 be decorated for Chautauqua
yone get the Chautauqua spirit
>ur Cliatauqua for we are the
\
financial success but to make it
>- each year. To do this means
d in not only giving it his fi anation
in seeing that he does "his
lot dictate the terms upon which it
will do business within the State.
R. M. CLAFFY.
Fort (V'Otte, S. C.. April 5< 191C.
mw M;AiCK GETS PLAYERS.
r.irnlln'i Rnrc jilhnv
1 n v \/l?i vijuu o k ? vn
Wares to Athletics* Pilot.
News and Courier.
Whea' Connie Mack trotted out "Nig"
/
Epting as liis second pitcher in the
game yesterday at Hampton Park the
fans thought that the boy was one of
Mack's regu'ar recruits. Epting is a
fcrmer twirler of Newberry college,
and with Ralph Baker, a present member
cf the Newberry Indians, reported
to t.Vack Mo-day, to show their wares.
Epting in his dress parade event naturally
was nervous and for a while
it looked as if the Gulls were going
to make him look like a plugged penny.
He pulled through, however, and
seemed to settle down. Mack made no
comment about the youngster after
the game.
Ralph Baker is an inhelder and the
property of the Richmond Interna
tional league club. At tlie close of
the college season he wil! report to
Billy Smith, but Mack wanted to see
him in action. He worked : 1 the practice
before the games Tuesday and
yesterday and showed up well.
Baker is from Greenwood and Epting
from Pomaria, Newberry county.
The latter pitched some brilliant ball
with Kingstree last summer and it is
reported that he is scheduled for a
Macon uniform. oBth return to Newberry
this morning.
The members of Mayer Memorial
congregation have decided to repaint
their church both outside and inside,
and to repair and kalsomine the inte~;or
walls. The pastor called for
i?..? rtr-i/4 moinrifv nf thft
MU/sr: i jh u;ii5 anu ?uMJ
fir ds were provided at once. The
work is to go forward promptly,
and to be completed in the near future.
The suecess of fhi* effort is very enfr-uraging
to the entire congregation.
?Lutheran Visitor.
German's Swor
i
j Cry Agai
I
i ru s*r>f?> llrnr Tolls Rernhstncr Pn
j V IUI(VVfcbV/f JL W??-V Destruction
of Power?Ri
Against Westerr
IJerlin, April 5 (by Wireless to Say
j ville).?Chancellor von BethmannHollweg
declared in his speech today
that any suggestion of Prussian mili:ai
y power would make possible only
one answer?the German sword.
fiie chancellor stated that if Ger- j
> m.i v's adversaries desired to continue I
i 1 ?
' :.ie slaughter of men and devastation1
I 2
! 01 Kurcpe the guilt would be theirs '
1 t
land that Germans would ha.e to I
j , . ' n
I . t n rrl it MS men
a
j ^ hanoe'lor von Bethanian.-Holl-;
j
j weg protested vigorously in the reich-:
j *tag against the report that Germany ! v
! c
| now; or in tiie future, contemplated j
! aggression agai st the I'nited States. *N
The chancellor said: "The last off- j p
spring of the culminatory campaig i j
directed against us is a report that we j s
after the end of this war shall rush j
against ihe American contine t and a
that we shall attempt to conquer Can-1 C
i
ada.
? ! ?i
"This is the silliest of the imputa- J &J
lions invented againi-t us. Equally J
?'? ?* W?-?f ti-Q nr\ tom. i tl
j silly are uie icpuno iuai v.w..w?u. ,
I plate the acqusition of any territory in J vi
j American soil as in Brazil or in any j
-mercan countrv whatsoever. j tt
i
j "We fight for our existence and for |
| our country. For Germany and not ^
I for si ace in a foreign countrv are
j "
Germany's sons bleeding and dying on ^
the battlefield. i M
"Kvery one among us knows tliis j
and it makes our hearts and nerves! di
strong. This moral force strength- j
ers our will in order not only to l
weather the etorm but also to achieve g
final victory." ^
After tlie War.
.'I he chancellor turned to the sub-; ?
ject of eventual conditions of peace j w
He pointed out that in liis speech ot'' 3
September 9 he bad declared, readi- 0
ness to enter into discussion of peace.
but that then, as now, Germany's ene- t
iiiies declined
!
"Let us suppose 1 suggest to Mr. 1
A^quith to sit down with me at a ;
table aod examine the possibilities of '
! i
* u "anrf Mr. As- I
peace, ue wwiuuvu, ?~ ?
4
quth begins with a claim of definitive , ?
and complete destruction of Prussia's j
military power. The conversation 1
would be ended before it began. To f E
these peace conditions o.'.'ly one ans- j ^
wer would be left and this answer our i<
s^ord must give."
* e
Marriage of Mr. Livingstone and Miss
Kinard. ' 0
| Augusta, Chronicle.
Mr. ard Mrs: E. P. McNeill announce
the marriage of their sister, i fj
'Miss Ethel Kinard to Mr. Jolin Living- j
stone, which occurred last 'Sunday at J
r
1:30 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. I
' S
J. W. Livingstone, Walker street. The I
ceremony was performed in the presence
of a few close friends and relai
j
tives by the Rev. J. B. Derrick, pastor j
of the Holy iTrinrty Lutheran church, j
TTip bride looked very lovely in a ! ^
T
!
handsome dark blue coat suit, which "
"I!
was all she had saved from her trousf
seau wher her home was burned to '
the ground the night of the fire. After *
the ceremony and a delicious buffet
dinner the bride and groom left for
Florida. On their return they will
live with Mr. and Mrs. J. ;W'. Living- h
stone, 41S Walker street. ja
Mrs. Livingstone is a beautiful and j h
charming girl and has many friends j o
and admirers. , Mr. Li'. i . gstone is a fl
well known and popular young man, j h
connected with the Georgia Railroad j
here. Sincere congratulations will be I
I
extended this young couple.
~ mm ! ii
I Prof. Ernest Anderson has gone to j j,
_ i
I
Camden to act as one of the judges m ;
the field day exercises. ! t]
Mr?. X. C. McKinney who has been j ^
visitinsr her son. Mr W. T. McKin- ?
nej, returned to her "home in Cow- j ^
pens on Thursday'. She was accom- J
paniea bv Mr. McKinnev. \ r
i
d to Answer
nst Militarism
issia Can Not Consent to
dicules Stories of Plans
i Hemisphere.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY
loiinceiio Ncnooi Improvement Association?
Mrs. Walker to Address
Parent Teachers' Association.
Prosperity, April 6.?The Monticello
School Improvemnt association will
;ive a first class minstrel in the town
tall Friday evening. 'April 7, beginling
promptly at 8:15. Admission 10
nd 15 cents.
Mesdames Thompson Young and
)phelia Bowers spent Wednesday in
'olumbia with their sister. Miss Lora
sates, who is ill at the Columbia hosital.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. rtawkins were
hoppers in Columbia on Thursday.
Messrs W. J. and L. fWL Wise will
ttend the junior - senior reception at
-olumbia college Friday evening.
Mr. 1. S. Miller has returned from a
lort stay in Columbia.
Miss Annie Laurie Lester has re1
rned to Columbia after an extended
is it to her mother, Mrs. Rosa I^ester.
If- TrxV- ^ A - J
.Tii. <i<JUii \TJ4IXV oi Aiiuiens oyout
ie week end here with his family.
Mr. W. E. Moselev has beea* to Coimbia
for a few days stay. * *
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cannon of Conn
bia have been the guests of 0?r8.
H. Boozer.
Mrs. Nannie Wheeler is visiting lier
lughter in Newberry.
Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Harmon and
ittle Rebecca Harmoi and Elizabeth
rown will spend the tweek end in
inetv-Six with Mr W P. B. Harmon.
Mrs. Dora Lee Walker, assistant
Itate agent in demonstration work,
ill address tlie Pare t-Teachers' asociation
Monday afternoon at 4
'clock at the town hall.
Everybody is specially invited to atend
this meeting.
, \
*
-THK Dl^ST OF THE EARTH"
> *$> <$> <?> <?> $> $> $ ^ <$> $> <$> <$
'The Dust of the Earth" will be
laved at the Silverstreet school Friay
'".ight, April the seventh, begining
at eight o'clock.
Admission 10 and 20 cents. Every
ne is invited to come. Music will be
mnished by Miss Rosa Hamm and
fliers.
j ro mediately after the play ice
rcnm "will he sold by the ladies for
1 farther benefit of the school.
ast of Characters.
)avid Moore Dan Dehardt, Jr.
usan Moore Mrs. J. H. Sligh
llizabeth. (their daughter)
Elizabeth Fant
errv (their sos) Boyd Hamm
lev. Dr. Templeton Tommie Lake
liss Arabella DoIHe May Senn
obi! Pyder Raymond Blair
layering Tom Ben Crouch
rid A:olc (his servant). .Claud Berry
fell (tne Dust of the Earth)
Verna Summer
Summary.
Xell. the orphan girl, adopted by
er uncle, is cruelly treated by her
Lnt and cousin, who is jealous of
e- because of the attentions of the
wner of the Maples estate. She
nally decides to leave home and finds
appiness and a home.
A Corection.
In giving an account of the election
t -Tollv Street school district in the
ist issue of The Herald and News,
tie result of the election to increase
tie tax by four mills was given as 11
> 12 in favor of the increase, which
'"as an error, the result in favor of
he additional four mills being almost
ouble those figures. 11 to 22. We
pgret the error, which was our fault.

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