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CALLS OUT TROOPS .
TO ENFORCE WRITS
fire Companies of Coast Artillery Dis
patched to rrotect magistrates
Constables in Ejecting Strikers
From Cottages at Two
Gov. Manning last night ordered
the five companies of coast ortillery in
the State to proceed immediately
Anderson, for the purpose of protec
ing a magistrate's constables in enforcing
ejectment writs against striking
operatives of the Gluck and Equinox
cotton mills, who continue to occupy
cottages on the mill premises
and w-ho after notice to quit are alleged
to have offered resistance in
arms to the court's process. The governor
at the same time directed that
tie four divisions of naval militia be
neia in reaamess 10 respona 10 a can.
The governor's action was taken
upon receipt of telegrams which convinced
him that the highest peace officer
in the county, Sheriff Ashley
vrould not carry out the mandate of
the court and that rioting would probably
occur when the Equinox mill resumes
operations this morning. H?
said that he had resorted to the milin
o o locf *?A/?Aiirer. -in tha
UU J \jLiiy oo a i?ov itwuigv, iu t>uu
presence of a break down of the civil
arm in the enforcement of the law,
but that lie was prepared to exert all
the powers of his office in protection
law officers in the discharge of their
duty. The troops will arrive in Anderson
this morning. The governor
made public last night a statement1
setting out what he had done and the
reasons moving him thereto. Includ- j
ed is the correspondence had yesterday
on the subject.
tflnv Manninp- was nn .his wav to1
^Greenwood to deliver an address
vrhen -word reached him from his private
secretary, 0. K. LaRouque, that a
defiant answer had been returned by
Sheriff Ashley to a message from the
governor, inquiring whether the ejectment
writs had been executed and
whether the sheriff required assistance.
The governor turned back at
Alston, reached his office in the after-J
soon and proceded immediately to
arrange for reinforcing the agents of
motripfiiofo'c' tn o 11 /->Vi avfont
iu^ aiw o wu^ t LV/ ljuvu vAWiiv
as might be necessary for their protection
in executing the writs.
The coast artillery and the naval
militia a?e the only units in the
South Carolina National Guard which
were not mobilized under the call of
June 19. The other units, comprising
two regiments of infantry, a troop of
cavalry, a company of engineers and a
field hospital, are in Te>i*s. having
gone to the border during the second
week in LAugusi. The coast artillery
companies are situated one each in
Greenville, Spartanburg, Gaffney,
Jomesville and Greenwood. The naval
militia divisions are situated three In
Charleston and one in Beaufort
The State board of conciliation and
representatives of the federal department
of labor have several times en- j
deavored to adjust the controversy at
Andersoin, which reached the strike j
gtage at ^ut three months ago. The |
mills recently began suing out ejectment
writs against strikers who con-!
tinned to occupy mill tenements after
notice to vacate. Constables sent to
^r?itAff onrl I
Jbci > c iucoc *>iilo nuc ui i?cn v/u i
when 'they returned were resisted with !
arms. An effort to summon the posse |
comitatus failed. The governor then'
\ directed the magistrate to lodge his
process with the sheriff, as the highest
peace officer in the county. Gov.
Manning was unwilling to interfere
unless the sheriff should refuse or
neglect, to execute the writs. Sheriff j
Ashley's telegram of yesterday was
- interpreted hy the governor as tantamount
to a refusal. The inext steps
were the calling out of the military
and the informing- of the nress as to
the correspondence exchanged and
the course taken in the matter.
Gov. 'Manning last night made public
a statement setting out the course
he had pursued and the reasons moving
him. The statement follows:
This morning I sent the following
Q r Mnr 1A 1011!
KJ* ? , AV) AVA.V*
"J. M. H. Ashley, Sheriff,
"Anderson, S. C.
"Advise me by wire whether you
have executed writs of ejectment
placed in your hands from Magistrate
up to date i
SHOES, in <
pairs while 3
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I Cox. I expect you as sheriff, the chief
peace officer of Anderson county, to
perform those duties required of you
by law. The law requires you to perI
form those duties without delay. Do
j you need assistance? If you do, I
am prepared to send it to you. The
law must be enforced and the orders
of the courts cannot be trifled with.
"Richard I. Manning, Governor."'
Lri response to my telegram to
^ "iff Ashley, I received the follow.
reply by wire:
i kr ernor R. I. Manning,
"Columbia, S. C.
fVrits of ejectment have not been
I 1,^+ i n-ili Hr\ tliic wnrlr ar*
j i>ci v tru. 1 "Hi uv .. w.
| cording to my own judgment and if
i that don't suit you, you can send up
j here and do it yourself. You ask
! whether I needed any^ assistance from
you. I do not. As soon as these peo'
pie can get houses, I will get them
"Joe M. H. Asheloy, Sheriff.
lAmderson, November 10."
Governor to Sheriff.
To this I replied as follows:
''Joe- M. H. Ashley, Sheriff,
Anderson, S. C. j
"Your insolent telegram received.
I shall without delay take necessary |
steDa to enforce the law in spite ofj
your attitude of direspect and defiance
of the law and encouragement j
of lawlessness. j
"Richard I. Manning, Governor. j
"Columbia, November 10."
At the same time I sent the follow, j
ing telegram to W. F. Cox, magis-|
trate, from whose court the writs were
"W. F. Cox, Esq., j\
"Magistrate, Anderson, S. C.
"I am just in recepit of the follow-,
ing telegram from Sheriff Ashley:
" "W^rifcs of ejectment have mot bee*!
served "yet. I will do this work ac- i
cording to my own judgement and if I
that don't suit you, you can send up,
here and do it yourself. You ask1
whether I needed any assistance iron?
y^u. I do not. As soon as these
people caai get houses,, I will get them
"I am prepared to furnish you what- j
ev*>r assistance or protection you need
to enforce the orders of your court
without delay. Withdraw writs from
sheriff and advise so that I can send 1
you protection for your constables
when serving them.
"Richard I. Manning, Governor,
"Columbia, November 10. '
I received a, telegram from Robert
E. Ligon, in which he said:
"Understand tnat nheriff says he is
i making effort this afternoon to eject
i J. Duncan, but refuses to execute
J the other writs until parties can get.
places to move to.
j "This morning we sent 13 men into '
j the mill to do certain work. They |
J were threatened, cursed and ahused
| in every way. The two deputy sheriffs j
J were up at the mill at the time and j
! in talking to Deputy Sanders over the
| phone, he asked me to have the men
j gotten out of the mill, which I refused
! to do, telling him that they were our
authorized agents &nd had a right
to go in and out of our mill buildings
and yard whenever they saw fit
in the discharge of thir duty. SanJ
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UCI b 1 cpilTU lliai v?c uau uu i vy
do anything which would cause trouble
and that this certainly would and
they could not prevent it, meaning
the other deputy and himself. Such
I cursing and disorderly conduct in the
public street is hardly ever witnessed
as was this morning at the Equinox
mill in the presence of women and
children and the two deputies.
"Tomorrow morning we expect to
send these men with others back in
the mill to work and are quite sure
unless something is done, that a riot
will "be precipitated; but we are unwilling
to sit idly by and be run over
' by a crowd of lawless people. It
does not 6eem that we will get any
help from the sheriff and appeal to
you to act immediately."
I have no authority to remove a
J sheriff for neglect of duty or refusal
to enforce the law. My only recourse
after a failure or refusal of the clvtt
authorities to act, is to call the militia,
under section 3, article XIII of
the tSate constitution, which provides:
"The governor shall have the power
to call out the volunteer and militia,
forces, either or both, to execute the
laws, repel invasions, suppress insurRF.PAl
m mmummoM mm *
m to repairing
we have added
charge of an E)
rou wait. Give
For Hardware i
rections and preserve the public
The constitution also provides that
the governor as the chief magistrate
shall take care that the laws be faith^-.11
Having exhausted every means at
my command to have the civil authorities
uphold the law and enforce
the mandates of the crisis, and having
met with refusal and defiance
from the sheriff who is the highesi
peace officer in the county, there was
110 other course for me to pursue but
to call on the militia to protect the
civil officers in the performance of
their duties, to uphold the dignity of
| the law and to enforce the mandates
j of the courts.
I have issued the following execu!
tive order and sent same by telegraph
j to Maj. Wm, F. Roberston, commanding
C. A. Greenville; Capt. L. P.
Slattery, First Company, C. A. C..
Greenville; Capt. J. M. Wallace, Second
Company C. iA. C., Spartanburg;
Lieut. W. E. Bell, Third Company C.
A. C., Gaffney; Capt. F. M. Ellerbe.
Fourth Company C. A. C., Jonesville;
j Capt. Henry C. Tillman, Fifth ComI
pany C. A. C., Greenwood.
Orders to Troops.
"State of South Carolina, Txecutive
| Chamber, Columbia, November 10,
| "Executive order.
j "1, Being satisfied of the failure of
the civil authorities of the county of
Anderson to execute the laws and enforce
the orders of court, I hereby
order and direct that the following
, troops of the National Guard of South
Carolina report to Maj. William F.
Robertson at Anderson, S. C., at once,
fully uniformed, armed and equipped
for active service.
"Thirst rnmnanv f1 A. f!.. Green
ville, S. C.
"Second 'Company C. A. C., Spartanburg,
"Third Company C. A. C., Gaffney,
"Fourth Company C. A. C., Jonesville,
"Fifth Company C. A. C., Greenwood,
"2. Maj. William F. Robertson of;
Greenville, S. C., will proceed to An - j
derson, S. C., at once and take com-!
j mand of these forces.
"3. Major Robertson will use such I
force as may be necessary to executej
1 the laws, preserve the public peace
: and protect the court officers in en-j
I forcing the court's orders, and is au- j
f/-> nn 11 /v?? ma fn-r en/rVi orlrli I
I lliUi 1 La If LO.H Vll UiV^ lUi UUV" .
| tional troops as he may deem neces-'
i sary to execute the laws, protect the
| court officers in enforcing the court's >
orders and preserve the peace and
dignity of the State. j
|7 "4. The travel enjoined is necessary!
to the public service.
"Richard T. Manning, !
"Governor and Commander in Chief."
I have also sent the following telegram
to Commander Hasell W.
Crouch, of the South Carolina Naval;
Notify commanding officers First,'
Third, Fourth a/nd Fifth divisions, 3.
C. X. M., to hold their commands in (
readiness to respond to call on short;
notice, should it become necessary.1
WHY SOUTH CAROLINA
SHOULD BE A DAIRY STATE
Clfmson College, S. C? Nov. 9.?1.
The dairy cow is the greatest soil
2. The dairy cow pays the greatest
dividends of any farm investment..!
Assures a steady, sure income.
3. The dairy cow affards the highest
market for farm crops. A home
A "TW, ^ o-J*itr r*r\rt- o c +"ho TTJACf ?
j **. liic nan j \s\j rf auvi uo u?\/ww ,
profitable employment for farm labor i
the year round.
5. The dairy cow will keep in South ,
j Carolina the money that is spent for j
j the 6.000,000 pounds of butter that is
I annually imported. I
6. The dairy cow is an important
step towards diversification.
The .United States meat-inspection
service certified to the wholesomeness |
of 11,220,958,000 pounds of meat from
61,826,304 animals during the last fis
cal year. It condemned 348,y^o ani-i
mals and 738,361 parts of animals.!
equivalent to about 84,320,000 pounds
modern and L
(PERT. Re- j
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in every line j'
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rtlYL W. !,
SHOOTS HIS WIFE
AM) KILLS HIMSELF
Woman Visited Her Husband Frequently
and Apparently Were
on flood Terms.
Xews and Courier.
Spartanburg, Nov. 11.?John S. Baber,
a white man fifty years of age,
who lives in the city, shot and killed
his wife, Mrs. Coral ^e Baber, here
this afternoon and then turned the
gun on himself and took his own life.
The killing occurred in an upstairs
room of a boarding house situated
on Magnolia street near the Southern
depot about 1:30 o'clock. Baber and
VM'P* A VI nin/iA Too*
uio TV iiv UGU ocpaiaicu iao',
January, but were apparently on
friendly terms, and at least twice in
the last few months had she come to
town from her home in the country
where she lived after the separation,
to see her husband. Early this afternoon
she came to town and inquired
of Mrs. L. G. P. Carouth, the proprietress
of the boarding house where
Baber was staying, where she could
find her husband, and received the answer
that he was possibly up town..
She drove away in the busgy in which
she came to town, and later returned
to the boarding house. Baber, in the
meantime, had returned, and w&e?
his wife drove up he went to the buggy
and helped her out, being apparently
on very friendly terms with her.
Went Up to Rooms.
They went up stairs to his room,
and in a few minutes Mrs. Carouth
heard shots, and called for help. J.
W. Becknell came in answer to Mrs.
Carouth's call and when he got to
the room he found Baber lying on the
floor with a pistol in his hand, dying,
and Mrs. Baber lying on the floor already
Baber bad been married to the woman
he killed for seventeen years and
A!1 nil WlfirA f ATM
J.UU1 C-U.11UX CJLL, <111 living, a u 1 UlC UIU>1.
It is said that on account of her
husband's love for whiskey Mrs. Baber
left him last January, but that no
cause had been assigned for a quarrel,
and they had seemed to be friendly
since they parted.
Four shots were fired into Mrs. Baber's
body, one of which passed
through the heart. Only one shot entered
Baber's body, passing through
his heart. Mrs. Baber had been married
twice previously, both her other
husbands being dead. She was about
49 years old.
A coroner's inquest was held over
the two bodies this afternoon, ana tne
verdict of the jury was that Mrs. Baber
came to her death by pistol
wounds inflicted by her husband, and
that Baber committed suicide following
the killing of his wife.
TKIAL OF CHESHIRE
OPENS IS GREENWOOD
Judge Johnson Denies Motion
Quash Indictment and Hears Arguments
for Directed Verdict.
Greenwood, Nov. 10.?When the
case of the United States agaMst V.
B. Cheshire of Anderson was called in
the United States court here this
morning Ernest F. Cohran of counsel
for the defense made a motion to
quash the indictment and much time
was taken un with the argument for
and against this motion. The contention
to? the defonse was that the
statute under which the indictment
nw" to Ti"n woe 11 n nrtrt at 11 il tinn a 1 in
" UO Uian u " uc Uii W4iot*v?
that congress exceeded the powers
granted it under the federal constitution.
At 1 o'clock Judge Johnson
overruled this motion, a jury wa3
drawn and the witnesses for the government
gave their testimony. At th?
conclusion of the testimony for the
prosecution, counsel for the defense
instead of offering testimony argued
for a directed verdict of acquittal.
This argument is now proceeding.
Counsel for the defense includes Ernest
F. Cochran, C. Blease, F. H.
Dominick and H. H. Blease. The case
will be concluded tomorrow.
THE EE VOLT.
There is always a bottle raging between
the real and the false in us?
that part which keeps us contented j
in moderate surroundings and fills us
with love for all creation, and that
other part which eternally labors towards
destruction of good in us. But
one day comes the crisis, and that we
call "The Revolt."
Those who have to do with big problems
of life and those who are familiar
>with the hattlp between sexes.
A"A ' " " ~ v - - I
know that the revolt will come to all; |
and when it does, though the baser
side sometimes conquers, the' world
is better for the revolution.
This fact was proven in the life of
Anna Biddle, the wonderful little
character made famous by Helen Wfetre
in this most successful Broadway
"The Revolt'* is a big strong story,
ind unlike the usual run of plays. It
100 a rmrinh in pvprv scene. excellent i
photography and splendid night effects
that are extraordinary in the
At the Opera House Tuesday.
After testing his 17 cows through a
;c\v-testing association, a Nebraska
armer sold. 7 and received more profit
Tom the 10 remaining animals than
le had received formerly from the
Mrs. Dorcas: As soon as we get
lie ballot we'll reform politics.
Dorcas: After some of the things
rou women politicians have been dong
it will need reforming.?Life.
He?I shall never marry unless I
ind a woman who is my exact oppo
iite. 1 i
She?Yon "will never find so perfect
t being: as that.?New York Times.
OTHER ' LEFTOVERS.-'
The following items were written
/or the last issue of the paper but
were unavoidably left out in the rush
incident to the election:
vforfroiv.f onao ita i o f a - "
I ..IllOO CL1 frCL 1 l*L o pcan u 10 LUC |
i of Mrs. E. M. Evans.
' Mrs. William Brooker of Columbia
1 i= Ihe guest of her parents. Mr. and
| Mrs. H. H. Evans.
! Mrs. Elmer Summer and children
left Thursday for a visit to Mrs. Sum,
mer's parents in Atlanta.
: Rev. E. Fulenwider, Dr. G. B. Crom-j
er ana Dr. J. H. Harms lert vednesd?y
for Wilmington, X. C., where they
will attend the meeting of the United
synod, Dr. Harms being a delegate i
j from the South Carolina synod.
! Miss Eva Gary is visiting relatives
"Mr. and Mrs. Jno. C. Goggane, Jr.,
returned Wednesday from a trip South.
I Mrs. Roland B. Parks and Miss
LA'gnes Houseal, who have been the
guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Houseal,
left Thursday for Columbia to be the
quests for several days of Mr. and!
Mrs. W. P. Houseal.
HOW TO TST THE ROAD DRAG j
Clemson College, S. C., Nov. 9.?
If a dirt road is properly built, the
road drag will keep it in good condition.
Like any other work there
i is a best way to do it. These rules
j from the Highway Magazine, tell
how to get the right results.
"Use a light drag. I
1 "Haul it over the road at an angle
so that a small amount of earth is j
pushed toward the center of the
j "Drive the team at a walk.
i "Ride the drag; da not walk.
I "Begin at one side of the road, retrying
up the opposite side.
"Drag the road as soon after every
rain as possible, but not when the
mud is in such condition as to stick;
to the drag.
"Do not drag a dry road.
"Drag whenever possible at all sea-'
30ns of the year. 1
j "The width of the traveled way to
be maintained by the drag should be
from 18 to 20 feet: first drag a little
more than the width of a single wheel
track, then gradually increase until
de^ed width is obtained.
! "Always drag a little earth toward
the center of the road until it is raisi
ed from 10 to 12 inches above the
edges of the traveled way.
"If tl^e drag cuts too much, shorten
"The best results for dragging are
obtained only by repeated application."
Card of Thanks.
Please allow us space in your paper
to express our sincere thanks to
1_ J i?..? 3 _ - ?1- 1 "? ?. 1
our ttinu irienas, neignDors ana pny;
sicians for their many acts of kindness
1 shown us during the last illness and
death of our dear mother. !We pray
for them God's greatest blessings.
Mrs. Mamie "Wilson.
T. A. and C. L. Graham
101 acres]of land in t<n
as the Ware Place. Has
cellent well of water'wl
seaside or a mountain he
B. M. H
SOUTHERN BELL call
TELEPHONE AND mere
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NEWS OF EXCELSIOR. j
(Written for last Issue)
Excelsior, Nov. 9.?The weather has *
been fine the past few days and our
farmers have been busy sowing grain
and gathering their crops.
Miss Ada Hunt has been on a visit
to Misses Cora Lee- and Viola Cook.
Some of our people have been at
lending tne iair in caiesDurg tnis
Our people will attend the community
fair in Prosperity next week and
have some exhibits there too.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lorick and daughter,
Miss Jessie, spent a few- days in
Columbia last week.
Mr. Wingard Merchant and family
and Mr. B. B. Cook spent Sunday with
Mr. J. Bfl Cooks family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. C. Kibler spent
Friday in Newberry.
The Rev. J. M. White preached another
good- 6ermon for us here on
Sunday night to a full house. Those
who don't eet out to the service insf
miss a treat.
Mr. Henhy Lippard and family of
near Silverstreet have moved in the
Mt. Tabor community for another
NOTICE TO COLORED TEACHERS
OF DEWBERRY COUNT*
The colored teachers' association
of Newberry cou.nty will hold its
monthly meeting on Saturday, Noember
18th, 1916, at 11 o'clock, a. m.
,in the Hoge 6chool building, Newberry.
All teachers are asked to be
U. S. Gallman,
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of thanking
our many fri-ends, neighbors amPour
faithful physician for their many,
many acts of kindness shown us during
the long illness and death of our
&ear wife and loving mother.
May they have just such friend.5
when they need them most and may
God's richest blessing rest on each
and every one.
F. A. Graham and Children.
The Author?Well, how did you
like my play? Didn't you think the
church scene realistic.
The Critic?Intensely so. Why, a
great many of us actually went to
clafin -i f tttoo nr
oiu^/y r? uiig itcto iru* uatuiuaj
Typist (newly arrived at war office)?I
suppose we begin as usual?
Staff Officer?I suppose so.
Typist?Then hurry up and kiss me.
I want to get on with, my work?
"Sir," said the beggar, "will you
give a poi*e old blind man a shilling?
"But," protested the passerby, "you
can see out of one eye!"
"Oh, well,' rejoined the "beggar,
"make it sixpence then!"?British
<vn of Silverstrett, known
a good pasture and exlich
makes it equal to a
ime. Price $40 per acre,
IvGTstreet, South Carolina
'Because 2.WO idle curiosity seekers !a Bingham-1
asked "Central' where tfie are was, an emergent?
[ for an ambulance was beld up for nearly 15 mins
aad this delay resulted in the death o f ?
rsicians say that bad the ambclance keen secured
mce 's life might hive been saved."
- Elmira Advertiser.
is beyond the bounds
f possibility to answer
romptly the mass of cuy
telephone calls that
Lten to swamo our ex
ges every time there is a
Us for physicians, the amice
or the police, held up
ich times might result in
)ss of human life.
r your protection, as well
r the protection of your
lbors, we ask you not to
the telephone operator
ly out of curiosity. After
lie Jus ju> mote intoimathan
L.UMB1A. S. e. t