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YOLOTC LI., >OTBER 44. ~ JfEW BERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1013. TWICE A WEEK, SU8 A YEAE.
PUT EMPTY BOTTLES
k' IN GOVERNOR'S ROOM
AFTER GOVER>OR HAD LEFT
^ The Yorkvfile Enquirer Recounts Some
Facts Connected With Campaign
jjj Last Summer.
^ Special to The Herald and News.
HF Columbia, June 2.?ThaV a hundred
BBor more empty bottles were placed in
W the room in the hotel in Yorkville
W which Governor Blease had occupied
?,in the day of the State campaign meetA
ing last summer, after the governor
H had left, in order to lend color to a
^ false report that the governor had
|?heen drunk, is among the startling
statements contained in an editorial
m in the Yorkviile Enquirer of May 30.
The editorial, in full, follows:
"Charges of Drunkenness.
"Just what is going to be the out*
come of Col. Roosevelt's libel suit
asrainst the Ishpeming, Michigan
newspaper will not be known until
the jury renders its verdict; but it
. 4 is a fact that if the jury shall find that
the Ishpeming paper knowingly made
an unfounded charge of drunkenness
with intent to gain political advantage,
it skould pay the full penalty.
"In this connection we are reminded
of a certain slip of the Enquirer some
eight or nine years ago in which this
-oorhAT. mnrip in srood faith a similar
against Hon. Cole. L. Blease,
^ then a candidate for governor, which
charge we have since had reason to
"believe was ir.true, and which on that
account, has been a sourc-e of much
regret to us.
"Upon the arrival of the campaign
party in Yorkville that year, and while
the party was here, there was circulated
a circumstantial story to the effect
that Mr. Blease had gotten beastly
drunk at the previous campaign
meeting and was so drunk on his arri*
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ed from the train and carried to his
"hotel. In the following Issue of the
Enquirer, and without a suspicion of
anything but the truth, we described
how Mr. Blease was in the habit of describing
himself to his audiences as a
man who took a drink when he felt
^ like it; bu\ never used liquor to excess
and immecfcatetly afterward was as
liable as not to be as full as a goat.
I "Tho article whioh included our
honest impressions of all the candidates
then running, some complimentary
and some otherwise, was copied
3n several of the papers, and there was
a good deal of talk about it; but there
was no suggestion of grounds for libel
so far as we ever heard, and we never
thought of such a thing until one day
several years afterward, Mr. Robert
Lathan, then news editor of tfce New9
ard Courier, recalled the article in a
general conversation with the writer,
thereof, and suggested that it came
dangerously near being libelous, it
the time of the conversation referred
to, the editor of the Enquirer still
liad no other idea than that the article
-was warranted by the facts, and was
resolved to stand by it to the limit.
"Although during subs-equent campaigns,
the Enquirer continued to support
Mr. Blease's opponent?Governor
Ansel twice and later Mr. Featherstone,
Mr. Blease never said anything
about tne mairer enuci uum
stump or in the form of a legal action,
and we were warranted in concluding
that the reason lay in one of
fc two things?either the drunkenness
J allegation was true, or it was not the
W policy of Mr. Bl-ease to take up his
time in legal rows with the newspapers.
"During the campaign of last year
the Enquirer having decided for reasons
that it considered satisfactory
and justiliable that it had nothing to
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mixing up in a factional fight where
It was unable to give either side its
full approval, contented itself with
, giving ooth sides as fair treatment as
it knew how, and without showing any
preference to either This attitude
< gave considerable concern to many
extreme anti-Blease politicians, who
believing it would be impossible for
us to hold such a position, devoted
themselves with as much energy as
possible.to rhe task of driving us from
fi. in the belief that to whichever side
! of the road the Enquirer should veer,
th?y could use the circumstance to
their personal advantage.
"After the campaign meeting at
Yorkville last summer, in company
with certain people interested in th-erelief
of the Clover storm sufferers,
the editor of the Enquirer called on
Governor Bl-ease at the Shandon hotel.
The governor had not taken a room of
his own, but was the guest of Attorney
General Peeples. The room had
I been full of callers: but most of them
had gone and the governor was trying
to get a chance to wash his face and
hands preparatory to going to dinner.
He left off, however, and gave his attention
to the Clover storm relief delegation.
In connection with what is
to follow, it is proper to say here that |
he was perfectly sober, and although ,
the editor of the Enquirer remained j
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only whiskey that he saw was less
than a gill in a half pint bottle that j
was produced by some one present;
at the suggestion of a gentleman in
the room. As to what became of this
liquor is probably nobody's business.,
The governor continued to talk to his
visitors until a negro boy came up to
summon him to dinner. He gave the
boy a coin, and one of the governor's
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ing room and turn down four chairs.
The boy replied that that would not
be allowed; that everyone must go
to the dining room and take his turn,
whereupon Governor Blease remarked
that he did not care much whether he
got anything to eat or not. Governor
Blease's friend invited the editor of
the Enquirer to dinner, and the governor
seconded the invitation; but the
invitation was not accepted for the
reason that the editor had a long rennrt
to writ** nf f-h^ meeting, and need
ed to get at it.
The next day there was a story on
the streets to the effect that Governor
Blease got so drunk immediately after
speaking that he could not go
down to dinner; that he was drunk on
the streets later, and that when the
hotel people went to clear up his room
later, they found a hundred or more
beer and whiskey bottles. Several of
tlK- governor's friends were told about
these things the night before and in
vited to investigate for themselves.
The naltor was thoroughly inves:igated,
and jI developed that immediately
after the governor left, certain persons
whc can be named if necessary,
had collected all the empty bottles
they could find and placed them in
the room he had occupied.
"Friends of the governor came tc
the Enquirer office at once with a re
quest that the whole thing be exposed;
Out tne eauor in ?.ue jciuquu^
advised that it would be just
as well not to go into print;
that while the editor o? the Enquirtr
knew personally that the stories of
the governor's drunkenness at the hotel
were false, and that th? bottle collection
scheme was a frame up, there
was no use to go in print with it for
the reason that the partisan en-emiee
of the governor would contrive to insist
that it was all true and that the
Enquirer was merely trying to white
wash the same, while the governor's
friends would not Relieve the story
anyway. And the thing was allowed
to go at that.
"About this time the Columbia State
in pursuance of the policy of trying to
drive the Enquirer from the middle of
the road, undertook to embarass us
by calling attention to the fact that
we had said some pretty hard things
about Governor Blease in the past, and
quoted some of them. With the circumstances
of the incident described
above, right there before our eyes,
and realizing how we may have been
deceived in the past, as other people
as careful as we try to be, were being
deceived by statements and circumstances
that we personally knew to be
false, we saw no other honorable
course than to take it all back and this
we promptly did.
"This statement of facts is being
made solely because we feel that we
owe it to truth and not for any political
or personal consideration. The
Roosevelt libel suit has merely been
made to serve as a text. Had the facts I
been thrown into thp heated partisan J
atmosphere of las: summer they would 1
mer^lv have been taken as that much '
more partisanship. There are still
those who will not believe the statement
even iiow; but as to that we
have no concern. Here is the truth
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FREXCH CAR WINS AUTO RACE.
Goux In Peugeot Captures Indianapolis
Trophy.?Finishes far Ahead.
^Indianapolis', May 30.?The United
States fell before Francs here today
when Jules Goux, a Frerchman, driving
a French car, the Peugeot, won
the third annual 500 mile automobile
race in 6:31:33.45 at an average speed
of 76.50 miles an hour.
Xo fatal accidents marred the running
of the race, although two persons ;
were seriously injured, when the ma
chine driven by Jack Tower upset on
the back turn, due to a tire blowout.
Tower's right leg was broken and
Lee Dunning, his mechanican, was
hurt internally and three ribs were
broken. Physicians were not sure as
to the exact cond tion of Dunning's injuries
Charles Merz, who finished third
in a Stutz, brought the biggest thrill
to the crowd, estimated at 100,000,
when h-e drove the last lap of the race
with his car on fire. The flames broke
out at the upper streich turn and
Merz had to stop at the pits until he
had circled the track another time and
finished the race. Coming down the
home stretch, Harry Martin, Merz's
mechanician, climbed out of the hood
of the car and unbuckled the straps so
the pit men could extinguish the
Good for Foreigners.
Four of the eight cars entered won
prizes, the other four being rorcea
out by broken parts.
An American car, a Mercer, driven
by Spencer Wisharr, finished second,
seven laps behind the winner. The
Sunbeam, an English car driven by a
Frenchman, Albert Guyot, came in
fourth. The other foreign cars in the
money were: Pilette's MercedesKnight
(German), which was fifth,
and Milford's Mercedes (German),
seventh. Three Italian cars were
forced out of the contest.
The race was a little more than 10
minutes slower than last year's contest,
which was run in 6:-21.06. This
was due, it was said, in a large measure
to the intense heat, which necessitated
many changes of tires. Another
thing which caused a slower
time was the fact that this year the
piston displacement was limited to 450
cubic inches, while last year the race
was a "free for all."
Speed Records Fa.ll
All the speedway records for this
class of cars were broken up to 250
miles, when the many stops at the pit
began to cut down the average. Coux,
the winner, complained at every stop
at the pits because hia manager refused
to let him put hia car'to its
highest speed. He claimed that as
he was in the lead from the 140th
milp thprp was no use to let the
Peugeot out. Goux, after getting the
lead from Burman, when the latter
stopped for oil and gasoline, was never
headed and finished far in the lead of
his nearest competitor. Anderson's
Stutz pushed the leader hard until the
187th lap, when the car was forced
out by a broken magneto shaft.
Guox won fame as a race driver
in trance, wnere ne was viciui m
a 402 mile race. Before coming here
he went to Brooklands track in Enggland
where he made 106 miles, 307
yards in 60 minutes in the same car
in which he raced today. His record
in the 402 mile race broke all European
records for the distance, while
his performance at Brookland's track
broke all world's records.
Barman's Hard Luck.
Burman, who was the favorite in
the betting, ran a hard race. In the
55th lap his car caught fire in the
back stretch. He put out the blaze and
ran to the pits where he had to
change carburetors. He had to make
several other stops and was relieved
at the wheel by Hughie Hughes, who
still was on the track about 20 laps
behind,'when the 10th car finish-d.
Early in the race Evan's Mason
turned completely around on the lower
turn, but the car stayed right side
up and Evans continued until near
Vigorous Campaign to Push Cover
Crops This Year.?Letter to Demonstration
P 1 r\ m r? />r? n ?11 A f\ 1 fk 1 O
v^ioniD<jii vyuiicge, April v, ivio.
To all agents in South Carolina: I
want to say to you right in the outset
that my policy will be to vigorously
push the cover crop and grass propositions
already begun. I feel that we
have merely made a beginning in this
work and while the beginning has been
encouraging, yet we realize that almost
everything depends upon a vigorous
campaigns this year, to fix the
practice already introduced, to largely j
increase the acreage among our last
year's demonstrators, and to vastly
increase the number of demonstrators,
even though the acre be small with
each of the latter.
All open lands should at least be
covered with rye or other grain cover
crops, and with this grain should be
sown vetch or clover, to as great an j
Avf Ar> f r\ r*. if a f a r\r?Ar\Ar?l tr . I
CAtClll 1L id pUOdiUlC LU piU^CliV 111oculate.
Of course, always allow7 those
who prefer to do so to sow vetch or
clover alone^ This question of inoculation
on lands where vetch and clover
have not recently grown successfully
is so important that unless you
can get the demonstrator to properly
use as much as 500 pounds of well inoculated
soil per acre, I would advise
that he be left off your list.
I am negotiating with a number of
commercial houses which seem favorx
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aoie to tne proposition ui lurnisumg
vetch, clover and grass seed, some at
actual cost, and others at not exceeding
10 per cent, above cost price to
demonstrators, through county agents.
You will begin the enrollment of
grass and cover crop demonstrators at
nnr>P Hptprminir.cr thp kinds and
amounts of seed desired by each. Demonstrators
in any number may b*
taken for grass and and cover crops,
or for either, exclusive of other demonstration
work. Of course, the supply
of seed may be more or less limited,
and all will be subject to the
cuitom: "First come, first served."
Send list of such demonstrators, together
with addresses and amount of I
each kind of seed desired by each,
completed, to your district agent.
Grass and cover crops will rebuild
and maintain the fertility of the soil
more quickly and more cheaply than
any other method known to modern
agriculturists. Besides, this practice
lays the foundation for success along
all other lines.
Please remember t^at I do not rec-1
ommend this grass mixture, except on
clay and clay loam soils.
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I am autnonzea 10 oner to me
county agent in the State who induces
the farmers in his county to produce
the greatest number of pounds of
yetch and clover seed for seed purposes,
the award -to be made by the
district agent by December 1, 1913.
: * Very truly yours,
W. W. Long,
otait Agcui auu ui uai.
J. A. Evans,
- General Assistant.
the end of the contest.
Besides the prizes and trophies offered
by accessory concerns, the following
prizes were given by the speedway
management to the winners,
which with their times, follow in order.
Peugeot, driven by Goux: time,
'6:31:33.45; prize, $20,000.
Mercer, driven by Wishart: time,
6:45:.06; prize $10,000.
Stutz, driven by Merz: time
6:50:35.75; prize $5,000.
Sunbeam, driven by Guyot: time,
7:05:08:10; prize $2,500.
Mercedes-Knight, driven by Pilette;
time, 7:09:25:55: prize $3,000.
Gray Fox, driven by Wilcox: time,
7:23:38:90: Drize. $2,200.
Mercedes, driven by Mulford: time,
7:27:17.85; prize $1,800.
Case, driven by Disbrow; time,
7:30:50:95; prize, $1,600.
Tulsa, driven by Clark; time,
7:49:21; prize, $1,500.
Mason, driven by Haupt; time,
7:53:32; prize, $1,400.
That which makes business and
friends at the same time is good advertisement.
6 CENTS AND VINDICATION.
Editor Retracts Charge That Roosevelt
Got Drunk.?Owner of "Iron
Ore" Ends $10,000 Suit.
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Roosevelt today won his libel
suit against George A. Newett, who
charged the Colonel with drunkenness,
and having waived damages after the
defendant had uttered a retraction, the
jury awarded the nominal damages of
6 cents, provided in such cases by the
laws of Michigan. Each party to the
suit will have to pay his own expenses.
Judge Flannigan instructed the jury
to bring in a verdict for the plaintiff,
which they did without leaving their
seats. The colonel left for Chicago
and the East at 5.30 o'clock this evening,
less than two hours after the con
elusion of the case.
When the afternoon session began
the air was electrical with expectancy.
Rumors were flying' that the suit
would be terminated.
Sewett Takes Stand.
"The plaintiff rests," remarked the
attorney, James H. Pound, in a matter
of fact manner. William P. Bel
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den, ot isnpeming, wno, wnn nuiiiue
Andr^vvs, of Cleveland, was Mr.
Newett's attorney, said said:
"The defence will call Mr. Newett,"
A ruddy cheek-ed mna, whosec olor did
not disguise the fact that he is suffering
4from a serious illness, took the
chair. When the defendant began
reading Col. Roosevelt moved to the
edge of his chair, and betrayed an ex
Uicrmciii. nuitu uio i itjiu jn. >? j wu.v
n?t hide. * Mr. Newett was well along
in his reading before the colonel,
whose position seemed like that of a
man about to leap forward, lost the
tense look on his face.
The Plaintiff Smiles.
"It is fair to the plaintiff to state
that I have been unable to find in any
section of the country any individual
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witness wno is wining iu state mat
nas personally seen Mr. Roosevelt
drink to excess."
At this the plaintiff smiled, and relaxed.
The colonel broke into a grin
again when Mr. Newett said, with reference
to the mass of testimony adduced
by the plaintiff, "I am forced to
the conclusion that I was mistaken."
Leaving the stand, Mr. Newett looked
in the direction of Col. Roosevelt,
but the latter was whispering to his
counsel. Attorney Pound then said:
"With the court's permission the plaintiff
would like to make a brief announcement."
The Colonel Speaks.
The judge nodded and Mr. Roosevelt
arose. oBwing to the court the
colonel said he would waive the matter
of damages save from the nomino]
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'ig of his purpose of instituting suit
"I wished once for all during my
lifetime to deal with those slanders
so that never again will it be possible
for any man in good faith to repeat
Here recess was taken. Judge Flannigan
read his charge to the jury immediately
after recess. Speaking of
Col. Roosevelt as the plaintiff, Judge
Flannigan said: "Certainly ae nas
convinced the court, not only that he
never was drunk but that he is now
and always has b-een a temperate and
Letter to Wateree Messenger: On
last Wednesday a rather unusual dis*
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covery was made in our nome.
wife went out to look after a turkey
nest where a turkey was sitting in a
pen. She noticed two very large snakes
lying near the turkey, and one partly
under her. She called someone to
kill them, when one of the hands on
the place responded. When he struck
the snakes he found they were both
dead. Judging from the swollen head
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of the turkey sue mu&u uav-c
badly bitten, and her bloody beak indicated
a fight. The reptiles were
rattle snake pilots and measured three
feet respectively. Their deaths remain
a mystery, while the turkey still lives.
Job Lott?One never loses anything
by keeping his engagements
punctually. Kirby Stone?My experience
is, he is apt to lose half an
hour's time waiting for the other
HEARS JOI>T DEBATE.
Interesting Contest is Held Between
Waverly and Athenean Societies *
of High SchooL
The joint debate of the Waverly and
Athenean societies of the high school
took place in the beautiful auditorium
'mi a t_ j. 2 il. ~ ma am
inursaay mgni in me presence ui <xu.
audience that filled every seat. The
question was "votes for women." The
debaters were Misses Mary Jones and
Margaret Renwick of the Waverly society,
for the affirmative, and Abraham
Vigodsky and Robert Pool of the
Athenean, for the negative. The debate
was very good indeed and the
audience indulged in frequent applause
as one side or the other made
a particularly good point. The extempore
"rebuttal" that followed the
set debate was bright and sparkling.
The judges, three men and two women,
rendered their decision in favor
of the affirmative.
But the debate was not all. There
was excellent music and capital essays
by a few members of the societies.
The choruses by the Waverly
"Smiling Morn Awakes," and "Spring
Song," were beautifully rendered, as
were the following selections: "To a
Water Lily" and "To a Water Fowl,"
by Miss Margaret Davis; "Love
Dreams" by Miss Marion Earhardt;
"Shoogy-Shoo," a duet by Misses Sara
(Fant and Sara Williamston; piano
and violin, valse, by Misses Mary
'Kibler and Margaret Davis. Miss Ruth
Digby recited effectively, "Taking an
Elevator," and Henry Rikard declaimed
with animation "Trick versus
Trick." Essays were read as follows:
"Does the High School Meet the Needs
of the Community?'' by Miss Faye
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KiKara; "Uid limes ana i\ew, dy iuib?
T-eressa Maybin; "Things Heard in
the High School," by Miss Maude Epting.
Miss Amy Werts presided over the
exercises of the evening.
BO>DS ABE SOLD.
Newberry County Disposes of Issne
The commissioners of the sinking
fund on Thursday sold $49,000 of Newberry
county bonds to R. M. Grant, of
New oYrk for 49,601, with accrued
interest at 5 per cert, for 20 years.
Dr. D. D. Wallace, Professor of History
and Economies of Wofford college,
will deliver the annual commencement
address before the graduates
of the Clinton public schools on
*Tuesdav morning, 3rd, at 10 o'clock,
"much to the delight of Superintendent
Hall," says the Clinton Gazette,
which paper adds: "This being his first
visit here, it is hoped that Dr Wallace
will be greeted with a large audience."
The Herald and News reporter confesses
to a weakness for wanting to
grasp anything good he sees regarding
young Dr. Wallace, as the latter wa? a
little office boy in a print shop once
when this reporter was connected with,
tho nanpr in said office. The audienc^
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at Clinton will hear something fine
and the people will be bound to have
the speaker with them again after
once having heard him. Dr. Wallace
is the coming man in South Carolina.
His great modesty is holding him back.
He is known at his true worth by his
more intimate friends, but he hasn't
ishown himself to the out-side world
| yet. The Wofford boys under him
adore him and the writer has heard
some of them in their enthusiasm de'clare
him to be "the smartest man in
^is So Everywhere.
Pee Dee Advocate, Bennettsville.
The town authorities 'have given in
j structions io tne punce jluiuc lu enforce
the automobile laws in the
city, and Chief of Police Kelley says
he is going to arrest those who violate
There are now so many automobiles
on the streets that it has became
more dangerous than ever for
'them to run Tast in town. Several
serious accidents have been narrowly
What an inferior man seeks is in
others; what a superior nrn seeks i?
in himself.?Bulwer Lytton.
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