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VOLUME LI., NUMBER 78. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, %\M A YEAB.
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! Special to The Herald and News.
I Columbia, Sept. 11.?Governor and
1 Mrs. Blease were called home from
Washington this week on account of
L the serious illness of Mrs. Blease's
V mother, Mrs. Summers, at Autun. The
" ~e Oiimmsrs in
many inenus ui itaio. uui"".v.? ?
Newberry will be glad to know that
I though seriously ill, she is now s'ome'
i Governor Blease had gone to TVashI
ington to attend the Great Council,
r Improved Order of Red Men. He re*
turned to his office in Columbia Wednesday
afternoon after^ stopping over
night at Autun. Mrs. Blease remains
at Autun with her mother.
Governor Blease was asked by
newspaper men in regard to several
matters, including the recent decision
of the si preme court in the case
"brought to test the constitutionality
Lof the Act of 1912 in regard to refunding
the State debt. In reply to
W the questions of tne newspaper men,
( Governor Blease said:
1 Recent Election.
Of course I was very much disap
pointed in not being able to remain
with my brother Red Men, most of
I whom I know personally and are my
good friends, but und^r the circumstances
there was nothing for me to
' do but to return home. I am very
^ much gratified over the election of
my brother-in-law by a vote of about
| nine to one, in Anderson county, and
I am also very mnch gratified that
^ Spartanburg city seems to be so
K friendly, as the newspaper accounts
V admit that the only anti-Blease man
W in the race was left at the post, while
the two Blease men finished neck and
neck. Mr. Floyd is a member of the
[ present State Hospital commission,
and Mr. Johnson is now mayor. As
between them, I had no preference
whatever, as they are both good
friends of mine; but neither shall
T)e without a job. If Floyd gets in
H T will put Johnson in his place on
W the State Hospital commission, and if
Johnson stays in as mayor, why of
course Floyd will hold on. So both
"Bleaseites will have a job, while the
anti will still be a Statesman looking
| Supreme Court Decision in BondTase
k No, I am not disappointed at the result
of the decision of the supreme
| court. I rather expected it. I regret
very much, though, that they dodged
K the main point in the case, and d,a n
W decide fairly and squarely the ques?
tion of a quorum, as to whether or not
a member of the house or senate can
serve on any commission of "which he
' "was a member by virtue of fr's posiin
tVio Kahss r>r cpnntp. flftPT* his
term expires, or, as the constitution
expresses it, after the term of his successor
Justice Hydrick in his opinion completely
and absolutely dodges~eVery
material issue in the case, as any
lawyer or other man of good common
sense will find if he will read the
pleadiners therein. He dodges enxire>
ly the Browning question, one of the
most important of all. He then confirms
the report of Halcott P. Green,
"by merely saying that "we deem it
i unnecessary to prolong this opinion
"by a detailed statement or consideration
of them." which allows that he did
rot stve them the proper thought and
consideration. 4 In fact, his whole
oninion is dodging the material issues
Taised by the pleadings, and decides
absolutely nothing, but leaves the entire
matter where it was before it
went into the courts. Justice Watts
does a little better. However, the
conclusion reached and the opinion
of the majority of the court is. in
rvm'ni An r>r\r\ rl nvi r\ o T Vi O
ill* ui/il 1U1I. VUUOIU^IIU^ tliV/
pleadings on both sides, one of the
most adroit judicial dodees that I
w "have ever seen and one of the most
? perfect biased political judgments
ever handed down by a judicial triL"bimal.
and should be sufficient to
convince all men of the necessity of
the election of judges by th^ people.
I am glad, however, to see that they
sav they will have nothing to do with
r\? + V? r-, CJ $ Ir * *1 or I? jiy\ A
VI luc o>i:mug i unu v.v/wmuosion.
I presume they -will adhere to
this when the Dominiek claim comes
up for hi? fee. However, T do not
suppose they had thought of it. or
possibly they would not have boon so
alon? that line Personally. T
-?hr]i pay absolutely no attention to
'a! Live Issues
? In Anderson and Spartan^ouri
On Bond Decision.
I the decision, and no bonds will be relir*
f ll O ff tV< A ? Avf C ACOI Ar> r\ f
iuiiucu until aiici luo ii l ocooxun ui
the general assembly, the supreme
court to the contrary notwithstanding.
Judge Hydrick does not even
tell the commission to go forward, he
simply says they are at liberty to
do so and so. The legislature had
given that libertj', and it was not
necessary for this learned and distinguished
inrist. tn rrmrnr "Rut
the "liberty" he gave the majority
will avail nothing, as it will be absolutely
ignored until the next general
asembly takes action.
Seriously, I doubt if. this is a legal i
decision, anyway, for the supreme
court has certainly not followed the
constitution. If you will turn to Section
6, Article 5, cf our Constitution,
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j vuu win r*~ >a, in case ail or any 01 j
] the justi'" a of the supreme court
shall be t/hus disqualified or be otherwise
prevented from presiding."' etc.,
"the court or the justices thereof
SHALL certify the same to the governor,"
etc. This they failed to do, and
only four justices acted in the case,
when the constitution positively required
five, or the court en banc. You
will notice the word is "SHALL" and
not "MAY" or "CAN". Therefore, it
certainly was the duty of the judges,
when they only had four, to certify
the same and have the vacancy filled,
or, these being constitutional questions,
to call the full court en banc
a-uu pass upon tne same. These
judges for some reason refused to
obey the constitution, because it
certainly says "SHALL," and if the
humblest citizen "SHALL," when the
word is used, surely the supreme >
court, which sends them to the penitentiary
and to the electric chair,
should, above all others, obey the
constitution, when it says "SHALL."
Of course, however, these judges are
above the law. If one of them should
be convicted of any offense, I have no
j idea but what the others would give
him a new trial. They are higher I
than the highest law, but they are
not higher in dictating to me my duties.
Therefore, you can safely say
that there will be no bonds issued until
after the meeting of the next general
assembly, for, if you will notice,.
the acts of 1912 in reference to this
bond matter, page 740, provides "that
said coupon bonds and certificates of
stock shall be signed by the governor
of the State," etc, and I have yet
to see or read anything in the consti- |
tution or statutes which authorizes
the supreme court to make me as
governor sign my name to what I believe
to be an attempt to defraud the
State, and if there was any such thing,
I would not sign it, even though the
supreme court judges are higher than
the law and can refuse to do what the
constitution says they SHALL do. So
the bond deal matter will stand, as
I presume the supreme court would
say, or at least would affirm me in
saying, in statu quo until the general
assembly of 1914.
I "nave nothing to do with the State
board of canvassers, and I am really
not interested in what they have decided
or what they will decide. Lexington.
was a Blease county, and as
a majority of her white people want
the dispnsary I would be glad to see
them have it. Williamsburg was very
close and I would be pleased to see
it go also in the dispensary column.
So far as Sumter is concerned, like
Orangeburg, I would like to see her
stay dry. The surrounding counties
to her?at least Kiehiand, wnicft nas
a majority for Blease?will be very
glad to furnish her citizens their liquor,
and get the benefit of the money
for good roads and good schools. So
I am really not worried as to Sumter's
outcome. I think all those counties
had good, first class election commissioners,
and that what they did
they did conscientiously, believing
from all the facts before them that
they were right, and as governor I
shall sustain their actions, regardless
! of what may be the opinion or tne I
| prohibitionists or anybody else. |
The Reagin school will open |
promptly at 9 o'clock, Monday morning.
Mrs. .T. E Norwood.
VICTORY FOR SOITER "DRYS.,:
Lexington "Wets"' Also Win?Decisions
in Liquor Contests.
Columbia, September 10.?Following
a long executive session tonight,
the State board of canvassers announced
that the election held in Sumter
county on the dispensary question |
had been thrown out on the general j
ground that the ballots used were j
nnt r?f locral ci70 The in pffppf: !
declared that 110 legal election on the
issue had ever been held.
It was announced that the ruling of
the Lexington county hoard of canvassers,
in favor of the dispensary,
had been sustained.
v^uii&iuei cttiUii ui Lilt: >v imcun&uui 5
appeal was "begun tonight, but at a
late hour, when three members stood
for sustaining the protest and three
against it, the board took a recess until
tomorrow morning, when a decision
will very probably be reached.
Votes of the members of the State
board on the contests were not announced
Dots From (T>'eall Street.
The friends of Mrs. Nannie DeHines
and family, will learn with
pleasure that her son Roy, who has
been seriously ill for sometime, is
. Mr. E. W. Hair and- family have
moved from Ware Shoals to the city.
Mr. Cleveland Cook, who was operated
on last Sunday for appendicitis
at the Columbia hospital, is improving,
?nd his friends hope that he will
soon be at home again.
There will be an ice cream festival
at Willowbrook park. Saturday night,
the 13th instant, under the auspices
of Wesley Adult Bible class, or better
known as No. 11 Class of O'Neal I
street M. E. Church S. S.
There will be an abundance o:f
of cream amd of a quality to please
the most fastidious. All members of
the class are confidently expected to
participate in the effort to make this
occasion one of the most pleasant
gatherings held at the park this season.
All our friends from the surrounding
country and of the city are
especially invited to come and enjoy
themselves with us. The public in
general will be most 'heartily welcomed.
Evervbodv come where you can
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always n-nu your lrieuu, cuiu uc uaypy.
J. R. Lake,
Chnrch of the Redeemer.
. (Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor.). j
Nothing pre\enting, the following !
will be the program of divine services
at the Lutheran church of the Redeemer
11 A. M.?The regular morning service.
The pastor will preach on the
subject, "Test Questions.'* We are living
in. an age in which the test plays
a prominent part. The test is used
to determine the fitness of men for
positions. If you want to enter the
service of the government you must
stand the 'test. Thore are tests in
religion, and the man who never applies
them to himself will not be in
;i position to know just where he
stands in regard to things of God.
Some interesting and very practical
thoughts will be nresented in the ser
There will- be good music.
| 10 a. m.?The Sunday ?C*nool meets.
A large attendance is requested.
The public is cordially invited to
i all the services.
Riders for Three Generations.
To the manor born certainly applies
1.0 the renowned Orton family of riders.
For three generations they have
held the world's championship for
equestrianism, extending back for
tbrop nnflrtpr<5 r?f A npnturv.
The present Orton family, now with
Sanger's Greater European Shows,
were literally born upon horseback.
Riding from infancy, taught by their
distinguished parents, they were perfect
at ten years of age, when they
were sent to school for their education.
During their college years they
kept up their practice daily, which,
not only preserved their skill, but aided
them in acquiring their perfect
physical perfection. The wonderful
ease and grace, the dash and daring
of their riding is thus accounted for.
They will be seen at every perfor
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mance 01 rangers ureauei jiiuiuijcaii
Shows at Xewberry, Tuesday, September
POULTRY WANTED?Hens, llcts.
per pound, roosters, young. Tcts.:
chicks, 14 c-ts. Highest prices for
egss. Player & Graham.
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Bright Prospects for Opening School
?Domestic Science Department.
?j. -l 9uuui
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Sept. 11.?Prosperity
High school will open September 15,
and the prospects were never brighter
for a successful year. The trustees
have decided to add this year a Do- j
nicotic ocxeuutj course wnicn is pre- |
dieted of all to prove of great value. ,
Miss Creighton, of Rock Hill, has |
charge of this department.
Mrs. J. F. Brown's Music studio will
open September 15.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins was a business
visitor in Columbia Monday.
Mesdames S. C. Morris and J. L.
Wise will attend the W. C. T. U. convention
in Saluda Friday and Saturday.
Miss Effie Hawkins is visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. W. P. Bedenbaugh,
j in the St. Lukes section.
, Mesdames Henry Parr and Carre- ,
son, of Newberry, spent Wednesday
with Mrs. Elvira Kibler.
Mrs. Wriddle Looper, of Dallas,
Texas, spent a few days this week
with Mrs. Jacob S. "Wheeler.
Mr. P. C. Singley will reach home
i Saturday, after spending three months
| at Highland Sanitarium, at Ashville,
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Dominick and j
family spent Monday in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Derrick, of Chapin,
spent Tuesday with Mr. R. I. Stoudemeyer.
, Mesdames R. T. Pugh and G. W.
Harmon will attend the Baptist convention
at Newberry Friday and Saturday.
I Mrs. J. F. Brown will entertain the
! Literary society Friday afternoon
at four o clock.
Mr. E. S. Kohn, of Columbia, is visiting
Mr. W. J. Wise.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Perry, of Ridgeland,
visited Mr. A. G. Wise Thursday, j
Misses Pearl and Mae Connelly, of J
Ninety-Six, are visiting Mr. J. A. j
j Mrs. Kate Monts, of Little Mountain,
is visiting Miss Gertrude Bobb.
Misses Myrtle and Ruby Fellers
have returned home after a visit to
I Miss Moss Fellers.
j Miss Moss .Fellers and little Mary
| Littlejohn have gone to Pacolet to
i TV? t p r
i-vi&ll JL/i JL . X'. ?Jl t tlCJUil 12.
Mrs. G. C. Fellers and Miss Annie
spent Thursday in Newberry.
Miss Isoline Wyche leaves Sunday
for Nevado, Mo., where she will again
! teach this season.
Misses Cairo Wyche and Kitty Mae
I Nance have returned from a visit to
relatives in Spartanburg.
| Mr. D. M. Langford and daughter,
| Mary, spent Tuesday in (Columbia.
| Miss Eddie Mae Parr, of Newber- j
I **-*. is the guest of Miss Ruby "Wheeler.
i \Ti<?<5 "Rell. nf Cumberland. Md.. has !
arrived and will have charge of j
Moselev's Millinery department again
Cadet Arthur Shealy has returned
to Clemson college.
Mrs. M. C. Morris has as her guest.
Miss Marjorie Leckie, of Chester.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, was
a business visitor here Thursday.
Mr. R. K. Wise has returned from
a short visit to Greenwood.
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert has gone to
Millen, Ga., to visit his daughter, Mrs.
J. A. Hunt.
Miss Bessie Bowers is visiting In
Columbia, the guest of Mrs. Ernest
Miss Elanor Capers, of Washington, !
will spend the winter here with her
aunt, Mrs. J. L. "Wise.
Miss Clara Brown has returned to
Due West Female college.
Miss Esther Moore died Monday, at
the State Hospital in. Columbia, and
her remains were brougnt up on me
evening train and taken to the home
of her nephew, Mr. M. E. Cook. On
Tuesday morning interment took place
at the Prosperity cemetery by her
pastor. Rev. C. H. Xabors. She is survived
by one sister. Mrs. Elvira Kibler
and a number of other relatives.
| Eiilit Counties Desire Convicts.
' The State, 11th.
Rrrnrd of directors of the State pen
itentiary, meeting yesterday to consid- 1
er the disposition of the several hun- j
dred convicts now employed in the
hosiery mill at the prison. received
application from eight conntv superi
visors for convicts to work the pubi
The counties making request upon
i the board for prisoners were: Edgefield.
Crceiavood. Lexington, Abbei
ville, Anderson, Spartanburg, New
THAW NABBED IN
DEPORTED FUGITIVE E>JOYS 3
HOURS OF LIBERTY.
Canadian Immigration Officials Unexpectedly
Rush Matteawan Escape
Across American Line.
Colebrook, X. H., September 10.?
Harry Kendell Thaw, fugitive from
Matteawan* tonight slept on American
soil, barricaded in a hotel room here,
after one of the most exciting days in
Thrust unexpectedly over the Canadian
border early today, despite the
writ Of habeas cnrnns ripmnrirtinor 'hid i
production before the King's bench in
Montreal Monday, he was for three
hours a free man, and during that time
drove madly in an automobile for fifty 1
futile miles through the hills of Vermont
and New Hampshire. Near noon
he ran into the arms of a New Hampshire
sheriff and was brought to Colebrook,
where lie retained counsel to
William Travers Jerome, rushing
here on. a special train, will assume
charge of the case for New York State I
tomorrow, seeking to have Thaw as
a ward of the State returned to Matteawan.
Meantime, Thaw is "detomed,"
charged with no crime, held on no
Guarded by Twelve Officers.
Fearing kidnapping at the hands of
officers from New York lie asked for
a special guard and Chief of Police
Kelly swore in twelve special deputies,
all armed. They were patrolling the
streets about Thaw's hotel tonight.
At 0.30 o'clock tomorrow morning
Judge R. N. Chamberlain* of the Superior
court, will hear tjie application
of Thaw's lawyers for a writ of habeas
The fugitive has telegraphed lawyers
far and near and purposes to
fisht the return to Matteawan to the
L. R. Vauhaus, of New York city,
who, it is said, will conduct the battle
against extradition, arrived tonight.
T. R. E. Mclnnes, of Ottawa, one of
the framers of the Canadian immigration
laws under which Thaw <vas so
unceremoniously deported, also is
He denounced the deportation as
contempt of court and said that pro
ceedings had been instituted to punish
those who participaed in Thaw's removal.
Thaw himself issued this statement
"Wlhat occurred under the English
flag this morning is something I
can't discuss, but we believe good
Canadians will do what is right. Now, ,
T have enme to New HamDshire, but I
only on my difficult way home to
"There is no honest legal charge
against me and we trust New Hampshire
won't accept any subterfuge
from a few officials of a larger State.
"We hope citizens of New Hampshire
who won't be bluffed will write
(Sigped) "Harry K. Thaw."
Back on American soil again, and
temnorarilv a free aeent. Thaw hardly
knew what to do with his new found
The circumstances of the journey
were cjiriously molded. When a few
minutes after Thaw had been hurried
from Coaticoke toward the Vermont
border by the Canadian, immigration
authorities, the Associated Press representative
of the Montreal Star, fol
lowed in another automobile.
In Hands of Reporters*
The immigration officers car soon
was overtaken and when Thaw was
set free the two newspaper men were
his only companions. Thaw asked
permoission to riae i>]< ine Associaifu
Press car. The request was granted
and Thaw was permitted to dictate
the route travelled.
The matter of Thaw's extradition
from New Hampshire was uncertain
tonight. His lawyers contended there
berry and L?e.
Several dr.vs ago the board, meetin
/"V 11 -m to flrlvortKP
ill ?2 1AA * VUHi: MIIA J UV/V-1UVW v*.v* ? va. j
for bids for the use of from 200 to
300 convicts in the manufacture of
leather goods and furniture. At the
meeting yesterday one proposition
It was decided by the board to postpore
action on the disposition of the
hosiery mill convicts until a later
must be a published warrant written
from the governor of New York. James
B. Tuttle, attorney general of New
Hampshire, is on the scene and he
doubtless will make a report on the
case to the governor of his State.
Jerome, on his two-car special train,
arrived here from Greenfield, Mass,
at 11.05 o'clock tonight. He was
accompanied by Deputy Franklin
Crowds poured into Colebrook torne'h-t
as if thprp wptp a. rirrns in
town. Hotel corridors were jammed. *
Thaw sent out more than fifty telegrams.
Among others he has requested
to come is ex-Governor Stone, of
As a matter of form Thaw was "arrested"
in his room shortly after 10
o'clock tonight on a complaint sworn
to by Sheriff Drew, based on information
that Justice Morchauser, in
Dutchess county, N. Y., had issued a
blanket warrant charging Thaw and
! tVifiOD TI'VIr\ ocoie+nrl in Tiio m
| tiiVCV/ "UV UOCIOtVU 111. aio ll UUa
Matteawan with conspirarcy.
THE XEWS OF BACHXAX CHAPEL.
Crops Good?Cotton Opening?Farmers
Vacation?Services at Colony
C!na/?inl +A TVi A Unroll o n
up^viax lkj x lie Jix^iaxu auu
Prosperity, Sept. 10.?There isn't
any excuse for complaint about this
weather. It is fine both day and
Crops are fairly good through this
section and early cotton is opening
fast now. Not quite as fast though as
we heard of some few years ago a
farmer saying that he always upon
going to dinner had to mark the row
he quit on to know just where to begin
after coming back.
We think it is being sold about as
fast as picked, which seems to be wise
at the present prices.
There will be regular services at
Colony on next Sunday morning. Sunday
school at 10 o'clock and preaching
an hour later.
Pastor Rev. P. E. Shealy was granted
a short vacation and owing to
this fact we only had Sunday school
on last regular preaching day.
There has been a member added
to each of the following three homes
oil orirlo MftCQfC W. 18.
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Franklin, Geo. S. En-low and W. H.
Mr. W. B. Franklin has purchased
an Tver Johnson motorcycle through
Harmon and Werts agency at Prosperity.
Mr. M. L. Strauss is "well up on the
job" when it comes to handling his
new Stndebaker touring car now,
judging from some roads he has gone
over successfully with it.
Mr. J. E. Long was sick enough recently
to call in a physician, but is
on the go again.
Mr. E. L. Strauss has also had a recent
atack of fever but is much better
M>. and Mrs. Levi Schumpert and
children took a trin to Charleston and
the "Isle of Palms" recently to get a
view of the ocean. "Lee" says any
one who hasn't, been wouldn't regret
the money spent after taking a look
at this body of water.
Mr. and Mrs. i. H. Wilson spent
last Saturday nigh. and Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kinard
Mr. Hayne Franklin of near Newberry
was through this section last
Sunday p. m. riraveling in his Ford.
ATr .T p. Kinard and daughter, Miss
Ella, visited at the home of Mr. John
Kinard at Newberry last Sunday.
Mrs. S. A. Rikard, of Long Lane, accompanied
by two of her children, Leland
and Novice, spent from last Friday
until Sunday with relatives in
Miss Corrie Franklin, of near Leesville,
is spending a while at the home
of her brother, Mr. W. B. Franklin.
Mr. and Mrs. Lois Dominick, or
Prosperity, spent last Sunday at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. X. Taylor.
Hurrah! for "Sigma" on the pro|
blem of ho-w to make good roads and
then keep them good.
It does seem like there could be
an improvement made on the present
system of road working. Some pay
I the two ciouar roau lcia huu num
some extra. Some don't pay anything
and well they don't hurt themselves
using the shovel either.
We all much prefer traveling over
sroori smooth roads than these rou<?h.
rugged placps called publie roads. As
Sigma says though talk won't work
them. Tt takes a mixture of "muscle
land will power." See the point?
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