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Agreement With Attorney General |
Elect Peeples by Which Appoint- j
ment is Made.
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Columbia, Dec. 30.?Hon. Thos. H.
Peeples, attorney general-elect of South
Carolina, is in Columbia, the guest of
Governor and Mrs. Blease, at the mansion,
until the first of January.
.Mr. Peeples and the present assistant
attorney general, Hon. Marshall P. I
DeBruhl. have an agreement under
which Mr DeBruhl will continue in the
\ office through the coming session of
the gen ral assembly and through the
present term of the supreme court, and
Mr Peonies will appoint Mr. DeBruhl
his assistant until the first of April.
Z\Ir. DeBruhl is, of course, thoroughly
familiar with the work of the office
now pending, and his remaining in
rhe office to assist in winding up this
work will be of mutual advantage to
Mr. Peeples and to Mr. DeBruhl, and
to the outgoing and incoming administration
in the State's legal departj
Mr. Peeples some time since announced
the appointment of the engrossing
department clerks. He is getting
everything in shape so that his administration
will follow smoothly upon
the heels of that of his predecessor,
Attorney General J. Fraser Lyon.
* ?v f.ITTLK BOY.
L?i 1 I Ijll mr m.
Describes His Visit to Charleston During
Fleet-Fair Week?He Had a
Good Time.
The following letter was written by
a ten-year old boy at the request of
his teacher, giving an account of his
trip to Charleston to see the fleet. He
is a pupil of the Jalapa school, taught
by Misis Kate Thompson:
My grandpa and myself left for
Charleston 3 o'clock Wednesday, November
20. When we got to Sumter
-lv- - oroi-a Ant Thpv telesraohed I
lue tugjiie ^ -k ? ~
for another. We waited tour hours
for it. There were six coaches full of
^ people. It was a little engine to pull
us. Every little rise it was hard for
the engine to pull up. We were due
in Charleston at 10 o'clock. When we
got there it was 2 o'clock in the morning.
All the people got out and went
into the depot when daylight came.
Grandpa and myself went out to
get a boarding place. We went to
several diffrnce places. It looked like
Ave were not going to get a place. That
day we went over to the battery, when
I saw the river. I thought it was the
ocean. After that we went on board
the battleship. We went all through it.
We saw where the saiiors wash their
j wprp
iaces ciiiu iicvuvbo. .. ~
about 15 wash basins in a row. We
saw where the sailors slept. They do
not sleep in beds as we do. They
slept in hammocks. Every morning
each man has to roll his hammock
up nicely. We saw where they cooked.
It was a long stove and about 8
cooks. We saw ail of the guns. Some
could shoot about 25 times a minute
The man that was showing us all of
this said that the- men that practiced
with these guns could hit a nickel 200
yards away. This battleship was next
4 to the largest. Its name was the Utah.
It was 815 long. They baked their on
bread and made their on ice. They
have the wire less telegraphy.
That evening we went over to the
Isle of Palms. We saw Fort Moultrie, j
* - L ~ ' - /-Qnimn ill it Th? f'ni't '
11 liau sc?ci u a vuuiiun ?i? iv. ?
was facing the ocean so if any foreign
vessel should come the people could
shoot it to pieces. Then we saw the
f grave of the great Indian chief, Oceo
Then we came to the ocean. The
ocean was not what ! thought it was.
We we;;t to s^e it two times. The first
time ilit- tides were going out. And it
was cloudy and we couldn't see much
of ir. The next time we went they
were c^meing in and going high up.
And when the water splashed on the
? beach it foamed like soapsuds. The
beach w;i- very hard and sandy, you
could.:'t hardly make a track 0:1 i'.
Duncan Sligli Farrow.
<aiai\<no\ may get tk>
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Dec. 30.?Dr. R. A.
Hughes, of Laurens, is here before
Gov. Blease this morning, and made
the following statement:
"I am just froi.u Mr. S. B. Garlington's
home. The old gentleman is
rapidly declining-and his condition is
most pitiable, and I appeal, in the
name of humanity, and beg of you to
relieve the situation by helping his
son, .John Y. Garlington. This is something
over which man has no control,
but simply an appeal from the family
phyisician which I implore your excellency
grant. I believe nothing
would add more to the old gentleman's
condition than to see his son again." j
Gov. Blease has the matter under j
advisement, and may give .John Y. Gar- j
lington a parc^e tomorrow for ten j
days, to go home to see his father. 1
Will be Made By Rev. \. A. Hemrick. j
Magistrate Caskev is to A?lminis- i
t?T Oath.
Columbia, Dec. 30.?The Rev. Nathan
A. Hemrick, pastor of one of the
Baptist churches at Newberry, has accepted
the invitation to deliver the;
prayer at the inaugural exercises. The j
inauguration will take place in the j
hall of the house of representatives on
January 21, in the presence of the joint
assembly. Following the administering
of the oath of office. Governor
win rioiivpr his inaueural ad
uiuasn: uv** . v. w ..
Magistrate W. Pink Caskey, of Lancaster,
an aged and staunch supporter
of Gov. Blease, will administer the
oath. The oath two years ago was administered
to Gov. Blease by Magistrate
T. S. Dunbar, of Barnwell, now
School Children Play Santa ( Iaus Willi
Mr. I). R. Lavender.
? !
Laurens Advertiser.
Amcng the pleasant features mark- J
ing the close of the city schools tor
the holidays was the presentation of
a Christmas present by the children
to Manager D. R Lavender of the motion
picture show. The present was
a beautiful gold watch fob and was
given in appreciation of the many
favors shown to the children during
the.year. Friday morning Mr. lavender
was bombarded and captured by
tilte'en of the tiniest school folks and
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pusnea ana punea uuu me auitorium,
where, amid the hurrahs and
cheering of the entire outfit, he was
presented with the present by Supt.
P?. L. Jones. Mr. I>avender states that
he doesn't remember what followed
next, but there is good authority that
he thanked them in a capital little
speech that brought forth many outbursts
of cheers.
A Violin Maker.
Spartanburg .Journal.
Dr. S. T. Hallnian, pastor of the
Lutheran church of this city, is a
violin manufacturer of great note, as
is evidenced by his recent sale of a
violin, which netted him . $75. His
work has been tested by experts, and
in each ca.-e a pronunciation has followed
which was highly appreciated
by the doctor, and lias been a stimulus
for him to continue in his efforts
of aaking more, bolter and sweetertoned
It Marks a Date.
Nearly all the watch signs, probably j
90 out- of 100, have their hands set at
8.18, but comparatively few people
know why this is. It is no accident,
w k' Wn?.hhnrn_ of New York, was!
painting a sign for a jeweler of that!
city, when the ik ws oi' the assassina-1
tion ol' Abraham Linco'n. April 14, j
was received in Xew York and :
th"> jeweler ordered the painter to
paint upon thn dial the exact time
when the fatal slict. was tired, namely
S. 1S, and so it. has continued ever since.
Whenever you see a sisn after this
r call ro yours I: thai it points to ;h<4
i:il moment.
Many People Who Are Coming and
(iointr Anion? Friends During
Christmas Time.
Prosperity, Dec. 30.?Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Marcus, of Salem, Ya.. and Miss)
Annie Mae Williamson, of Xace. Ya..)
are visiting Rev. and Mrs. E. \V. Leslie,
at the Lutheran parsonage.
Misses Lena and Lillian Olinkscalej
have return* d to Anderson, after a
visit to Miss Minnie Boyd Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Duncan and children,
of Ervin, Tenn., are the guests
of Chief and Mrs. J. C. Duncan.
Miss Jessie Chapman, of Columbia*
is visiting Mrs. .J. A. Sease.
Mrs. Alice Wither.-poon and daughter,
Miss Lillie, are spending a few
'weeks ir Due West.
Mr. .J. H. Seitz, of Birmingham, is
visiting Mr. H. 1'. Wicker.
Misses 01 lie Count;, of Columbia
college, and Annie Mae Bedenbaugh,
of Kibler's Bridge, are the guests of
Miss Ellen Werts.
Miss Lillie Mae Russell has returned
to Cartersville, Ga.
I?r. G. W. Harmon will return Wednesday
from Ninety Six, where he has
been spending the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cannon, of Coi
?1_:~ onvovol H-.ivc rturinsr the
lUIllUlil, opuill OCH IU. UU>.U 0
holidays with Mrs. M. H. Boozer.
Miss Hebe Langford, of Spartanburg,
is spending a few days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Langford.
Mr. and Mrs. .J. C. Schumpert leave
this week for Columbia, their new
Mr. Herebrt I^angford has returned
to Columbia, after spending a few days
with the home folks.
Messrs. F. H Schumpert, of Augusta,
and H. L. Schumpert, of Atlanta,
have returned to their respective
homes, after a visit to their mother,
Mrs. T. L. Schumpert.
Mrs. Ira Gibson and children, are
visiting in Columbia.
Mr. Ben Wessingor, of Peak, spent
Thursday in town.
Mrs. Allie Wise, of Edgefield is visiting
Mrs. J. L. Wvfio.
Mr. \Viiliam Se-1, of Columbia, spent
Sunday at the Wise hotel.
M.ss i t-na Lester has returned to the
Columbia hospital, after spending a
few dav.v wi:h the home folks.
Mr. Godfrey Harmon, Jr., of Trinity
college, reached home Saturday to
spend a few days.
Mr. Clifton Kreps, of Columbia, is
visiting Mr. Granville Wyche.
Miss Lucile Lathan, of Little Mountain,
is here visiting relatives.
Mr. Xevin Biser, of Newberry college,
is visiting his classmate, R. K.
Miss fithel Russell, of Newberry, has
been visiting Miss Ellen Wheeler.
Mr. S. J. Kolin and Miss Gertrude
Bobb are spending the Christmas holidays
in Florida.
Dr. T. F. Littlejohn has returned to
Blacksburg, after spending Christmas
here with his little daughter, Mary.
Mr. LeRoy Fellers, of Charleston, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
L. Fellers.
Miss Mary Kinard. of Atlanta, is visiting
Mrs. J. L. Wise.
,Miss Rawl, of Columbia, is spending
the Christmas holidays with Miss Marie
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1 lit? MaSUHU' Ui un was ....^
following officers tor the ensuing year:
A. X. Crosson. worshipful master.
J. H. Sease, senior warden.
('. F\ Saner, junior warden.
X. H. Young, treasurer.
(J. \Y. Harmon, secretary.
T. B. Young, senior deacon.
\V. .J. Wise, junior deacon.
H. .1. Rawl, E. W. Werts, stewards.
W. T. Gibson, tyler.
.January 1, at 1 p. ni., this order will
serve a fiili dinner at the Masonic
> On last Thursday evening the K. of
P. luid an oyster supper, after which
tlie following omcers were .
.1. 1). Quattlebaum. C. (\
J. A. Counts. V. C.
C. K. Wheeler Prolate.
.1. I. Bedenbaugh, M. A.
B. Hartman, K. of R. & S.
.J. H Werts. M. K.
.1. F. Browne. M. W.
I,. C. Merchant, O. (J.
W. 15. Barnes. 1 (J.
Mrs. Ke' n is vi?ii:r.g in Ten-e.
Kc.mtifiil Christmas Exercises by
MetIkmIIsI Sunday School?Per.
sonnl Mention.
Silverstreet, Dec. 30.?The weather
for Christmas has been very good, with
the exception of a few rainy days.
Everything in and around Silverstreet
has been very quiet and everyone
has senned to enjoy the holiday?.
.Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Horn, of Ridge
Spring, are visiting the latter's sister,
Mrs. .John P. Long.
Mr. .and Mrs. Jim Blair are visiting
in Columbia.
.Miss Kate Porter and her brother,
Rober', were seen in Silverstreet
Christmas day.
.Misses Lenore Henry and Evelyn
Swain are visiting in Chapin.
Mrs. .John T. Coleman spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. \V. E. Long, of Salnda.
Miss Elizabeth Fant, of Chicora college,
is home for Christmas.
School will open np again Monday,
after one week's vacation.
On Sunday night. December 22, a
beautiful and imposing Christmas *11tertaii'inent
was given in the hall by
the Methodist Sunday school. The
hall was artistically decorated, the
; /.olnr om Knino- Aoj-rtod mit in l-efi
\ V/I wi OV1IV11IV V./V ?*!*-> VUl I IVU VVII in I v\a,
white and green. The windows were
decorated with holly while graceful
festoons of ivy hung on either side.
Magnificent house-plants adorned the
platform. Mr. W. A. Asbill, the energetic
superintendent, presided.
The congregation joined in singing,
"Joy to the World," after which responsive
reading and prayer.
A child's duet was sung by little Miss
VoAir?i ' Hoctor rilorPHAP'
4>aviill 1/V^ilU 1 l (lllU ?UUUL\yl V/1U1 >. JiVV
Recitation? by Lena Belle Blair,
Klmira Ixmg, Clio Dehart, Naomi Dehart
and Maffett Fant were given while
several class recitations also were enjoyed.
One of the most beautiful features
was a solo, "Trusting in Thee," sang
by Miss Marietta Langford, Miss Elizabeth
Fant playing the accompaniment.
A duet, "Saved by Grace," sang by
Mac/4o m A I aU M I) F nn o1 oiul H I.
?VlC;OU CHAINS ! Willi, 1 . 1 J\j tl?-) C411 u A*.
Henry, was -very appropriate. Mrs.
Henry and Miss Henry sang "The
Precious Story," after which Mr. Asbill
gave a short history of the Sunday
school. This school is a young school
with a bright outlook and interested
encouraging membership of ninetyfour.
The attendance was very large
and the program was said to have been
one of the most successful ever given
Miss Marietta Langford visited her
sister, Mrs. \V. A. Asbill, on Sunday,
December 22.
Mr. Landlord's Communication.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 21, 1912.
The Honorable, the Incoming Mayor
and Alderman, Newberry, S. C.
Gentlemen: In formally turning
over to you the affairs or tins omce,
it becomes me to state that those of
you who have served with the past
administration have been loyal to your
duty as representatives of your constituency.
serving at all times with
in eye single to the best interests and
for the advancement of the municipal
affairs of our community; at the same
time your demeanor toward the executive
has been most kindiy, and I feel
that our city affairs will prosper under
your future council as they have in
the past. I wish to assure you of
my very best wishes and cooperation
in making our city one of the best
regulated municipalities of the coun
It will hardly be out of place for nte
to recall a little of what lias already
been accomplished under the outgoing
administration, with which most of you
wpre identified, in the way of permanent
improvements, and 1 hope it will
be your judgment to let the work go
on. I have in mind the placing during
the last two yoars of about 41.618 feet
of sidewalks, curbing and cement
drains, costing in the aggregate aboui
$2,913.00. Of this amount about half
was subscribed by citizens. The work
war. distributed: GoO feet ot' sidewalk
on Boyce street, 2.212 feet 011 Bounce
ry street. 4.(1",1) feet on Calhoun
stiver, 1?>32 feet on College street, 7.l.",o
feet on Davis and Wright street.
f? et 011 Friend street. l,3ufi reet.
, o i H 2.1>1T !'*? ? 'ov.
! .! s'P-'i. i.s?"' feet 0:1/ Margin
street and High school, 7,600 feet on 1
Nance st-*eet, 1,396 ftet on Thompson '
street and 4.3:'0 i?At on Nance street.
There has been 300 feet c\f rock wall
bnil* on College st'/eet, 2.">0 feet on
O'Neall street; \,;ni r>~?4 feet of curbing
on Main street; 3<)0 feet on Nance
street, 4.">9 fret on O'Neall street, 1,627
feet on boundary street, Tl~> feet on ^
Wilson street, 400 feet on Calhonn
street and 1S4 feet of cement drain on
Thompson street. Main street has
been paved with brick from Caldwell Kto
Vincent and from College to Thompson,
the court house square has been ^
paved on the east side, also Boyce
street from Caldwell to College, cost- *
ins in the aggregate $ 13,601.1 i>, a por- t
tion of which was subscribed by cit- 1
i/.eus and adjoining property owners. ?
Other improvements which have been *
counseled by you might be mentioned
with equal interest, to say nothing of 1
the otlnr regulations intended for the e
civic advancement of our community; 1
but may well be left for other times *
and places. (
We hand you herewith a report < 1
the financial affairs of the city. A 1
careful study of the figures therein set 6
forth will be of service to you in mak- 1
ing up your appropriations for the ensuing
year. We also hand you inventories
of the property owned by the
city and for the use of the street and *
fire departments: all of which we trust
you will find in order. ^
? ? ? e -l 1
.J. J. ivangiora.
Retiring Mayor. *
(ioree Wilis Case. &
Greenwood Journal. t
Magistrate W. O. Goree, of Coronaca, 6
has won his suit agaiust Supervisor i
T. C. Burnett and Treasurer F. Gra- i
ham Payne for quarterly salary *
amounting to $25, which was refused 1
by the county officials. Mr. Goree,had *
through his attorney issued a writ of i
mandamus and the case was argued in 1
the supreme court. The decision was 1
rend, red by Chief .Justice Gary.
Patriots. <
"Our new citizens quickly pick up .
American ideas." !
"How now?" i
'"1 asked the Greek bootblack on oui
block if he wasn't going home to fight,
and he tells me that he is paired with i
the Turk who runs the fruit stand."? ?
Pittsburgh Post.
Pleasant Cross, Dec. 27.?One of the (
most beautiful weddings of the season (
was that of R. W. Lea veil and Miss 1
Hessie Bolton at the home of the 1
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. *
Bolton. The parlor and hall were decorated
in'a color scheme of white and
gr.en. .The bridal party entered the c
parlor at 3.30 to the strains of Mendelssohn's
wedding inarch, rendered by
Miss Ruth Forrest, Miss Callie Wright, c
maid of honor, .John K. Kemp, best <
man. The ceremony was performed i
by the Rev. H. B. White, of Saluda, t
The entire house was thrown open for
the occasion. t
The bride is a young lady of many <
charms of person, and of a bright and (
sunny disposition, and sympathetic na- t
ture which have made her warm (
friends wherever she is known. The j
groom is a prosperous young farmer, t
being a son of Mrs. Eugene L. Leave!!, j
of Vaughnville, Newberry couniy. .
Immediately after the ceremony a ,
wedding feast was tendered to the <
bridal party and the invited guests at j
the hospitable home of the bride's
parents. I
Hope it Happens and They "Sprint:
Something _\e>v~ i
Greenville News. <
I'nless something unforseen and (
unexpected happens Chicora College i
will remain in Greenville. This much 1
was made certain yesterday when l
Piedmont Presbytery in session at i
Seneca voted eleven to four against \
the proposed removal of the college, f
Two other Presbyteries had already c
voted against the removal and taken t
with the Piedmont vote these make i
a two thirds vote for removal impas- \
sible, for there are but seven Presby- .
terifvj in the State, and a two thirds"M
vote is required before the institution ( I
can be taken from this city. One of the i i
trustees ln^j+^aking ot the matter last j ?
:ht iTi^fd that the disposition of the , (
:r;ctitiition was now finally determined 1
as he expressed it. "the trus- t
j '*s i*:i <r .^ci::JC't]iini: now. '
iome of Those Who Signed Petitions
for ( leniency in Newberry's Share
of Christmas List.
Ipocial to The Hterald and News.
Columbia, Dec. 30.?Included in
Governor Blease's Christmas list of
'paroles during good behavior" were
hree Newberry cases, one tf which?
hat in the case of the State vs. B.
Whit Goodwin, convicted of man;laughter
in the killing of Eugene L.
^eavell?is of unusual local interest,
["he governor's reasons for paroles in.
he three Newberry cases are published
herewith. The petition in the Goodwill
case was perhaps one of the
strongest appeals ever made to a governor
for the exercise of clemency
-vhere the crime attracted no more
han local interest, so far as knowlof
thp details was concerned.
^.rnong the names oii^the petition is
hat of. Mr. W. H. Wallace, editor of
he Newberry Observer, who has in
imes past, and recently, registered in
lis newspaper protests against the
requent exercise of clemency by the
jovernor?and particularly, recently,
n connection with rumors in regard
o the governor's course in regard to
;onvicts in the hosiery mill in the
State penitentiary in -case that instiution
were not abolished. As will be
?een by reference to Governor Blease's
reasons for the parole, Mr. J. H. West
s one of the petitioners; Sheriff Buord,
Probate Judge Schumpert, and
nany others of the county officials
md of AewDerry s gooa wuwua, aic
ncluded. There were several petitions
n this case. The latest was brought
o Columbia by Mrs. Goodwin bn the
iight before Christmas eve. The paoie
papers were given to her, and she
carried them to the penitentiary and
ielivered the two copies to her husjand
uid to the penitentiary authorises.
In the two other cases the petitions
vert also strong. In these only neg:oe;
were involved, but in matters of
his kind Governor Blease makes the
iron to give all the same considera:ion;
and those who know him best
?ay of hini with truth that when it be20::ies
necessary to give more time to
me matter than to another, when denancLs.
upon his time are urgent, the
lumblest?because they are usually
:he friendless and the most helpless
?will not surfer at his hands.
The reasons iu the three Newberry
;ases follow:
B. Whit (iioodwiii, (White).
Convicted at the June, 1908, term of
iourt for Newberry county, of mandaughter,
and sentenced to ten years'
mprisonment in the State peniteiiiary.
Petition was presented, askifig for
he pardon of this man, March 7, 1911,
>igned by quite a large number of the
iitizens of the neighborhood where,
his crime was committed; but, in my
jpinion, the defendant was fairly and
justly convicted of manslaughter. I
hink the jury returned a just verdict;
.lowever, 1 think the judge was excessive
in imposing such a heavy sen:ence.
Still, at the time of the presentation
of this petition, 1 did not
'eel that he had suffered sufficiently.
Now, in December, 1912, an addi:ional
petition is presented, signed by
i number of the jyiori, in which they
jay that they think the law has been
/indicated and that he has received
mough punishment, and request a parion
or parole. In addition to those,
.he petition is signed by an unusually
il? Vn \i_*
urge num&er 01 uie cuucns ui >erry
county, both from in the immedate
neighborhood, around Chappells,
vh re the offense was committed, and
roni various quarters of Newberry
ounty, including W. H. Wallace, edior
of the Newberry Observer; G. G.
sale; B. B. Hair, magistrate; J. U
- - ^ ^ 1. 11.
A'ise; H. W. Lominick; ?. r. uroiwen;
I. D. Wheeler; M. A. Carlisle; J. H.
A'est; R. C. Sligh; J. R. Green; J. T.
Senilis; Probate Judge C. C. Schum- .
)trt: Rural Policemen T. G. Williams
md 0. II. Peterson; Coroner .1. H.
/happell; Health Officer L). B. ('bander;
lv M. Longshore; iClerk and Treasurer
ot the Town Council of Xewbery
T R. Scurry; County Auditor Ku

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