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John Sharp Williams St
Republican in Plain Spol
Washington, Jan. 12.-Truma
Newberry won his case when h<
peared before the senate Monda;
Newberry won his case simpl;
making ah appearance. He did
say anything which had a tend<
to prove his innocence. On the
trary, he read a carefully prep
document, a brief unquestion
prepared and polished by a lawye
merit in the art of splitting hairs
evasion. It was not what he saic
was simply that he appeared. Fo:
already published in this correspc
ence, a number of old line Repu
can senators had served notice 1
they would not support Newberry
less he supported himself.
They could not see their way cl
of going home and admitting t
they voted for a man who lacked
temerity to defend himself. .
It was a hippodrome entirely.S
mediately after Senator Trammell
Florida concluded remarks . agai
Newberry, the Michigan man t<
position. He drew from his pocke
brief and after requestir>g that he
not disturbed began reading.
Voice Broke and Choked.
His face was pudgy and perspirii
His voice broke and choked. I
hands trembled as evidence of
agitation. He moved to pity th(
who sat about him, just as a mi
derer mounting the gallows demar
the sympathy of all about to witm
his expiation. The senate, with c
cular galleries filled to overflow*
recalled the ancient and cruel Rom
games. And Newberry was in t
role of the culprit against whom t
lions were about to be turned.
At the conclusion of his effort,
few minutes of the hour to which 1
was entitled remained. Senat
Walsh of Montana, with astoundii
politeness, questioned him briefly. I
continued to plead innocence and i
'florance. When the hour expire
Democrats suggested that he be gi
en more time in that others mig]
propound questions. But Newben
declared that he had had time enoug
He beat a hasty and rather ignomii
i eus retreat.
Then followed the other featun
of the hippodrome. Senator Borah c
Idaho, Senators Williams of Missi:
sippi and Senator Edge of New Je]
sey asked for recognition. Senate
Curtis (Republican) of Kansas, i
the chair, failed to see Borah an
Williams, and recognized Edge. Th
New Jersey senator, as Newberry hai
} done, drew a carefully prepared an<
highly polished brief from his pocke
and began reading. He requested tha
he be not disturbed.
Sterling Also Read.
When he had completed his "piece'
and it was as evasive as th?t of New
berry's had proved to be, Senator
Borah and Williams again asked foi
recognition. But Curtis was lookinf
at Senator Sterling of So?th Dekota
Catching his cue, the senator finallj
rose to his feet. He drew from his
pocket a carefully prepared and high
ly polished brief and began reading
He requested that he be not inter
rupted by interrogation".
Until the completion of the Sterl
ing continuation of the general eva
sion, Newberry had had a field day.
But it came to a sudden and dramat
ic end. For the most terrific arraign
ment of all, and the best and most
telling speech of all that had been de
livered against Newberry, was about
to follow. It came from Senator John
Sharp Williams of Mississippi.
Never was a man plainer spoken.
Never before had such language been
uttered in the chamber of the senate
of the United States. Williams' de
clared that the senate would never
seat Newberry irrespective of fact
and logic. The situation reminded
him of a contested election case in
the house. As the vote was about to
be taken, one Republican member, in
doubt even as to names, but deter
mined to stand with his crowd, rush
ed in exclaiming:
"Which of these blankety-blanks
is our blankety-blank?" But Williams
did not say "blankety-blank." Instead
. he used an epithet. Staid senators
felt a chill run down their spines. The
galleries, especially those occupied
by women, were frozen for the mo
.ment, in their seats.
No One Left Hall.
They later displayed their indig
nation in the Republican section of
i^he?senator's gallery, by whispers and
:facial expressions depicting some
thing, akin to humor. But it is a mat
ter of record that none of them re
Williams opened by assailing Ster
ling. Tfce South Dakota member had
just concluded his defense of New
berry. Williams reminded the senate
. that Sterling when he first took his
. seat in that body informed his col
leagues that he had been elected be
tcause"hjs ?ppedecessor had voted for
Senator.Lorimer. Lorimer, said Wil
.liams,. attempted to bribe ?he legis
lature of Illinois; Newberry had de
bauched the people. It was a shot bf
terrible effect to Sterling. He tried
futilely to reply. He squirmed in his
seat, and finally precipitously(.left the
Williams was dramatic in reading
the affidavit which Newberry had
sworn to when he came to the senate
-a document in which he had called
on God to witness his oath that no
money had been contributed or ex
pended on him or in his behalf ac
cording to his knowledge or with his
No One Believed.
"It is a terrible thing to call a man
a perjurer," exclaimed Williams.
"But no one here believes that state
ment. A senator who would believe
that statement has too little brains to'
occupy a seat in this body." And then
the fiery Mississippian said that New
berry was as guilty as the "hinges of
Senator Williams confessed that
he had been made exceedingly tired
by lawyers. "It is not lawyers that we
need," he said, "it is honest men.
Lawyers ta'.<e position, and secondly
try to warp the facts to justify that
position. Honest men take cognizance
first of fact, and then assume posi
tion. There is no need to split hairs.
It is not a question of whether New
berry was ignorant of proceedings in
Michigan or not. Debauchery has
oeen practiced. If Newberry bought
the seat, and it was proved, you
would not seat him. You have no i
right to put him in a seat that some
body else bought for him. That is all.
[f any senator here believes that
dewberry knew nothing of what was
joing on, or that $250,000 can hon
;stly be expended in an election, I
mallenge him to stand up." No one
Williams concluded: "It is said
;hat the senate is an august body. I j
lave never believed it. But it is al
respectable body. However, if you
permit the seats in the senate to.be
?old, it will not long be respectable,
[t will not be decent."
Anderson Elects Woman
Anderson, Jan. 12.-The inclem-j
?nt weather did not keep the women !
'rom voling Tuesday. For the first
vornan who has been elected to the
)ublic office in Anderson county, Mrs.
Fohn E. White, was elected a school'
The women voted like they were
'old hands" at the business, and only
i few hid to be instructed. On the
:ount of the ballots one was found
?eatly folded, and the names not
?cratched, but a line drawn through
hem, and at the bottom was the full
lignature, street address and city
md state. Another signed her name.
The majority, however, were there
.ror business, and because they were
.'horoug'ily interested in getting the
>est persons to fill these three vacan
tes on the school board.
The vote was not entirely by young
vomen. Although ' the rain poured
;here were several women over 70
vho cast their votes, and one more
ihan 80. Of course the candidate of
;he women received many male votes,
he consensus of opinion being that
vomen were directly interested in
?ducation and should be represented.
The committee from the League of
?Vomen Voters distributed cards
>earing these words: "Women are
vorking for education. Help them by
roting for Mrs. John E. White for
ichool trustee for District No. 17.
Bring registration certificates, and
:ax receipts for 1921." These cards
vere sent to the mills where boxes
vere placed and also distributed in
;he stores. The woman candidate re
lived the majority votes from the
nill boxes, although there was a very
ight vote from the mills. There were
inly four voting precincts.
Retail Food Price Decreases
Washington, Jan. 12.-Retail food
prices in sixteen principal cities in
the United States decreased 12 to
18 per cent in the twelve months
ending December 15, last, the bu
reau of labors statistics of the de
partment of labor announced today.
The bureau's figures showed that
prices prevailing last month in 13
cities from which 1913 statistics
were available had increased since
that year from 33 to 59 per cent.
During the month from November
15 to December 15, 1921, 12 of the
cities reported decreases in food
prices, two reported increases and
the other two, Manchester, N. H.,
and Minneapolis, reported no change.
Mobile, Ala., and Savannah, Ga.,
had the highest percentage of de
creases in prices for the 12-month
period, each reporting an 18 per
Decreases during the month end
ing December 15 included: Mobile
and Savannah, 1 per cent.
New York, with 59 per cent, led
in the increase in average retail
food costs since 1913.
(Continued from first page.
upon their biers. The work of mark
ing graves of veterans with iron
Memorial Day and all other Red
Letter days have been observed and
decorations for graves of veterans
buried at Camp Chase, Chicago, .were
sent to the Illinois Division. Chapters
have created the sentiment in rural
schools for the observance of bur
Red Letter days.
Eighty-eight World War veterans
records were filed this year with the
director. Previously filed, 121, mak
ing a total of 209. The chapters are
not doing as good work in this de
partment as it is their privilege to do.
Let me beg of you to complete these
records while it is easy to accomplish.
Edisto District leads the state in
historical work. Miss Zena Payne, our
Districa historian, has been indefa
tigable in her efforts to keep the dis
trict to the high standard to whi?h it
has attained. She reports 304 manu
scripts filed. Books, prizes, pictures
to schools $100.50; museum $40:80;
U. D. C. chair in school $10.00. Priz
es and medals offered', are an incen
tive for historical research work 'that
the true history of sun-kissed Dixie
might be learned. The prize offered
by the President General for the best
essay on Jefferson Davis was won by
Miss Gertrude Coward, student of
The "Jordan Medal" was won by
Miss Zena Payne for filing with the
state historian the largest number of
(manuscripts by an individual daugh
Historical and educational are syn
onymous to a large extent. Several
chapters are financing scholarships
and loans while gifts to the educa
tional objectives have been most lib
ieral. Numbers of our daughters have
taught private classes of illiterates,
thereby helping to lift South Caro
I lina to a higher educational plane.
Civic work is being done in care
?of cemeteries, relieving the sick and
destitute, while the humanitarian
spirit has been evidenced in relief for
the Chinese and other foreign coun
tries. Under civics a large number of
books and "Confederate Veterans"
have been placed in town libraries.
Miss Grace Tompkins, Edgefield, a
daughter of Edisto District, attended
the General Convention at St. Louis,
Mo., as one of the pages. South Caro
lina is allowed only two pages. Miss <
Tompkins received her appointment
from the 1st vice president of the
South Carolina Division. .
It was my pleasure to represent the
State Division in a response to the
address of welcome at the State Re
union of Confederate veterans at
Camden. Other official visits, by invi
tation were to Charleston, Blackville, '
Denmark, Ridge Spring, Edgefield
and affiliation with my own chap- 1
ter, Johnston, which proved a very
pleasant duty as vice-president,
j Let me express my appreciation of
these and for all other courtesies and ;
for the splendid cooperation accord
ed me, and assure you that serving
the division has been one of the joys
bf my life.
Edisto District pledges her sup
port for greater achievements, hav
ing as her watchword "Service," for
"He who serves is greater than kings
on their thrones."
We must believe in the immortali
ty of work well done that
?"Each hammer blow, each problem
Each task performed with care,
Becomes at once immortal,
Adds a step upon the stair
Upon which future ages, climb to-,
ward the sun,
Just as this generation climbs
Upon what the past has done. ,1
ETHEL PAYNE BLACK.
Johnston, S. C.
The Peculiar Senator7 Watson.
Senator Watson of Georgia an
nounces that he will vote to let New
berry retain his seat. He has been
through the evidence, he says, and
fails to find anything to prove that
Mr. Newberry was guilty of any cor
rupt act, bought or sought to buy his
way into the senate, or was aware of
any corrupt act in his behalf. He will
give him the benefit of a reasonable
Pity Senator Watson had not been
so careful in examining the "evi
dence" on which he boldly charged
murder on the officers and "too of
ten" impurity on the nurses of the
American army in France.-New-'
All persons .are hereby notified
that trespassing in every form is
strictly forbidden on the lands of the
undersigned and all persons who
fail to heed this notice will be prose
cuted under the law.
HUGH C. QUARLES,
R. V. P. QUARLES.
F.S.RGY5TER GUANO COMPANY
Norfolk, Va. Richmond, Va. Lynchburg, Va.
Tarboro, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. Washington,N.C.
Columbia, S. C. Spartanburg, S.C. Atlanta, Ga.
Macon, Ga Columbus,Ga. Montgomery, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala. Baltimore, Md Toledo, Ohio
Tax Sale Notice.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Under and by virtue of a delin
quent tax warrant or execution for
the sum of twenty-nine and 73-100
($29.73) Dollars issued and deliver
ed to me as Sheriff of Ed ge fi eld
County, State of South Carolina, by
J. L. Prince as County Treasurer of
Edgefield County, state aforesaid,
dated June 14th, 1921, I have levied
upon and seized and taken exclusive
possession of the below described
tract of land of Laura Ann Griffin in
said county and state which said
lands I shall sell at public auction be
fore the Court House door at Edge
field, S. C., on salesday in February
next (1922), same being the 6th day
thereof, at ll o'clock a. m. Proceeds
to be applied to payment of said de
linquent taxes and costs and ex
penses of this sale. If terms of sale
are not complied with within 1 hour j
thereafter, premises will be resold
same day at risk of former purchas
er. Purchaser to pay for stamps and
Description of land to be sold: All
and singular that certain piece, par
cel or tract of land situate, lying and
being in the county of Edgefield, S. j
C., State of South Carolina, contain
ing Sixty (60) acres, more or less, |
and bounded as follows: North and:
East by lands of Clifford Sneed; I
South and West by other lands of I
said Laura Ann Griffin and from
which this tract is cut. Same being
the north-east corner of the original
tract of said Laura Ann Griffin con
taining 260 acres.
W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Sheriff Edgefield Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C., Jan. ll, 1922.
By virtue of distress warrant is
sued to me by Rebecca Daitch, land
lord, of Edgefield, S. C., I have levied
upon and taken the ?roods, wares and
merchandise, and store fixtures of L.
T. May, tenant, as contained in the
store house occupied by him at Edge
field, S. C., which I shall sell at pub
lic' auction in said store house at
Edgefield, S. C., on the 27th day of
January, 1922, at ll o'clock a. m.
Terras of sale. Cash. Itemized list of
goods and fixtures can be seen in
meantime at my office.
W. R. SWEARINGEN,
Sheriff Edgefield Co., S. C.
Edgefield, S. C.
January 11th, 1922.
All persons indebted to the estate
of James Miller, deceased, will please
make payment to A. S. J. Miller, Ex
ecutor, at Trenton, 3: C., on or be
fore the first day of February, 1922.
Anyone having a claim against
the estate will please present the
same properly verified to A. S. J.
Miller, Executor, at Trenton, S. C.,
and the same will be paid.
A. S. J. MILLER,
N. G. Evans,
Jewelr to ?
We invite our Edgefiel
when in Augusta, We
of all kinds that we have ever sho
you through our stock. Every de
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to 01
every improvement. Your watcl
Work ready for delivery in a shor
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980 Broad St.
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See our repr?sentatif
I take this means of notifying the
public that I have reopened my black
smith and repair shop at my old
stand to the rear of The Advertiser
building, facing the street leading
east from the residence of Mr. W. A.
Strom. I respectfully solicit the pa
tronage of the people and will do my
utmost to give entire satisfaction, al
ways guaranteeing my work. I make
a specialty of horse shoeing. Call to
d friends to visit our store
have the largest stock of
>wn. It will be a pleasure to show
partaient is constantly replenished
ur repairing department, which has
ti or clock made as good as new. S
REIN KL I
Augusta, Ga. S
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rs and Dealers in
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nd Fenwick Streets
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re, C. E. May.