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YOLC.HE LI , NUMBER 93. NEWBERBT, S. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, tu? A TEA1.
N rnrr rnAM liruiFnDV ?
rue riu/in ncnuuu
COUNTY ARE PAROLED
ONE PARDON, 97 PAROLES, AND
Prisoners To Be Released Will Get I
Home in Time for Tlieir Thanksgiving
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Nov. 24.?Governor
Biease will tomorrow observe Thanksgiving
Day this year by exercising
executive clemency in an even one
hundred cases. Only one pardon is
granted. In the list are two commutations
of sentence, and the remainder,
ninety-seven, are paroles during
There are five Newberry cases in the
(list, as follows: Wallace Peigler and
Reuben Peigler, young white men convicted
of aggravated assault and battery
and serving sentences of three
. rionrco Wilsnn. colored.
f[J Cdl o cavu , \ji w* ?? ,
serving a life sentence for murder;
Tom Boston, colored, serving a Ave
years' sentence for assault and battery
with intent to kill, and Tom
Swindler, serving a life sentence for
Below is given a list of the cases
in which clemency will be exercised.
The papers will go over to the secretary
of State's office tomorrow, and
will immediately be forwarded to the
| penitentiary and the various chain
.gangs wthere the prisoners are located,,
in time for those released to eat their
Thanksgiving dinners at home.
The reasons actuating Governor
Blease in each case are set forth offii
daily in the records of the governor's
| office. Taese reasons published in
full for the one hundred cases would
k make some thirty or thirty-five colI
umns, and it is impossible to publish
W them in full. The reasons in several
I of the Newberry cases are given.
All tlae reasons would make interr
octinpr rpa^ine There is one. in parti
' A o- ? - cular,
which is interesting. It is the
i case of Samuel K.| Williams, convici.I
ed in Charleston of violating the Act
I providing punishment for safe-crackI
ing. In this case J^dge George E.
Prince, who* tried it, wrote two letHlers?one
in June 1911, and one in
^September 1913. Judge Prince asked
^ he governor please to commute the
Hpntence or grant a parole. "I now
Reel," he said, "that I gave him too
^severe a sentence, and if I now had
the authority to do so, I would with
I cheerful, alacrity suspend the remain
der of said sentence." "I first gave him
ten years and one month,'' said the
(judge, "and because of some insolence
|in open court, I added four years ^nd
The reasons in each and every case
"will be printed and transmitted to the
It will be observed than more than
two-thirds of those receiving clemency
are negroes. In some of the cases
p.here was no one at all to present pleas
te- petition for the defendants, and
Hie exercise of clemency is the result
Hbf the governor's investigation of che
|^^Follo\ving is toe governor's
The following will be
W Paroled Daring Good Behavior.
Murray, J. E., colored, convicted in j
Calhoun county, May, 1910, of bigamy, j
| and sentenced to five years' imprison- j
& Woods, Ellis, colored, convicted in
Darlington county, October, 1909, of
Oniirder, with recommendation to merB,
and sentenced to life imprisonWf
Wright, John, colored, convicted in
an-caster county, October, 1910, of
Hnanslaughter and carrying concealed '
gvveapons, and sentenced to seven
years and six months* imprisonment,
land a fine of $200.
V Wright, Arthur, colored, convicted j
DiAMond nnnri f xr Tnno 1 Qf.fi r\f I
aughter, and sentenced to ten '
>on, George, colored, convicted ;
wberry couny, April 1898, of j
Luer, with recommendation to mer- i.
and sentenced to life imprison-1
Villiams, Samuel K., white con
victed in Charleston county, October, .
of violation of an Act providing
punishment tor sate-cracKing, ana
sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment.
Williams, James, and Williams, -Jasper,
white, convicted in Orangeburg .
county, September, 1906, of man- j
slauguter, and sentenced each to ten j
Westmoreland, W. H., white, convicted
in Cherokee county, October,
1912, of violation of dispensary law,!
and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 or i
serve ninety days.
Vann. John, colored, convicted in !
Richland county, January, 1909, of!
manslaughter, and sentenced to fif-!
teen years' imprisonment. 1
Turner, James, alias A. E. Barrett,'
white, convicted in Richland county, |
September, 1912; of larceny of bicycle,
and sentenced to two years' ini-!
Tucker, Frank, colored, convicted I
In Cherokee county, June, 1908, of
manslaughter, and sentenced to ten |
Sweet, Will, colored, convicted in j
Laurens county, April, 1913. of assault J
and battery with intent to kill, and j
sentenced to fifteen montns' imprison- j
Summer, Leo, colored, convicted in j
Lexington county, September 1913,
of housebreaking and larceny, and j
sentenced to six months' imprison-j
Sugs, Rocksey, alias Roxy Scruggs, i
colored, convicted in Greenville county,
September, 1905, of murder, with.;
recommendation to mercy, and sen- i
tenced to life imprisonment.
Suddech, Henry, white, convicted in j
Greenwood county, January, 1912, of
involuntary manslaughter and carrying
concealed weapons, and sentenced
to five years' imprisonment.
Suber, Nannie Lee, colored, convicted
in Richland county, January,
1911, of mUrder with recommendation
to mercy, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Strotiiier. Lem, colored, convicted
in Abbeville county, septemDer, iyuy,
of murder, with recommendation to
mercy, and sentenced to life imprison- i
Stover, J. P., white, convicted in |
Greenville county, May, 1913, of breach |
of trust, and sentenced to eighteen I
Stroud, colored, convicted in Chester
county, April, 1902, of murder
with recommendation to mercy, and
sentenced to life imprisonment.
Smith, Henry, alias John Smith,
white, convicted in Lexington county,
June, 1913, of breach of trust, and
sentenced to one year.
Smith, C. C., alias Ceola Smith,
colored, convicted in Spartanburg,
January, 1911, of murder with recommendation
to mercy, and sentenced to
Sligh, John, colored, convicted in
Lexington, September, 1913, of housebreaking
and larceny, and sentencec
to six months' imprisonment.
Sheppard, Jolhn, colored, convicted
in Greenwood, March, 1910, of housebreaking
and larceny, and given five
Scott, Dump, alias George Randolph,
1 ?3 o Kn r?rr
colored, COIlVlCteu HI OJJai (.aiiuiw
November, 1905, of murder with recommendation
to mercy, and given
Roberts, Paul, Jr., colored, convicted
in Barnwell, December, 19il, of
manslaughter, and given seven years.
Richardson, Carolina, colored, con- ;
victed in Richland county, April, 1899,
of murder with recommendation to
mercy, and given life.
Rice. Whitner, colored, convicted in
Anderson, May, 1911, of murder, with
recommendation, and sentenced to
Petty. Henry, colored, convicted in
Cherokee, June, 1912, of burglary and
larceny, and given five years.
Peterson. D. or Tommie, colored,
convicted in Lee, June, 1903, of violation
of dispensary law a^'l g'ven six
Pendarvis. .loin: W. white, convicted
in Dorchester. ADril, 1912. of
manslaughter, and given nine years.
Peigler, Wallace, and Peeler, Reuben,
uliite, convicted in Newberry,
November. 1912. of aggravated assault i
(CONTINUED CN PAGE 4.)
rOI'KT OF COMMON PLEAS.
A Lot of Business Disposed of?The
Cases and Verdicts?Pleased Witli
The court of common pleas for
Newberry county remained in session
practically all of last week. The .
: ,1 ITS* i A r\
jurors were uisiinsseu uu r i iua> aii
ternoon. Judge Shipp, however, held
.'a session of the court on Saturday,
when equity matters were disposed of. !
The calendar at the beginning of the 1
1 court had seventeen cases entered for
trial. Several of these were settled, j
so that no jury trial was necessary, ;
and a number of the cases were con- :
I The first case tried was that of'
j James D. Tidmarsh against the town
i of Whitmire. The case has been on
I the docket'for several years. The con- j
| tention of the plaintiff was that several '
| years ago he deposited with the mayor
j of the town of Whitmire tiire sum of
[ $140.00 in cash as bond for the apj
pearance of two men charged with
'violations of the ordinances of the
! town, that the conditions of the bond
! had been met, and that he was entitled
j to a return of the money deposited by
jMm. The town of Whitmire admitted
the money named being put up as a
bond, but alleged that tto'e defendants
for whom the bond money was put
up were fined sixty-five dollars, and
; that Mr. Tidmarsh had agreed to pay I
! the fines out of the bond money. The
town was willing to return to Mr. Tid- '
marsh seventy-five dollars of the money
deposited by him. The jury took
the view that Mr. Tidmarsh was only a
x- J ~ ?J .1 ? i nl iri V) i r?
oonasman, anu iuuuu a ?ciun/i m
favor for $140.00. Fred H. Dominiek,
Esq., represented the plaintiff, while
thi defendant was represented by H.
C. Hollowa^, Esq., and Messrs. Blease j
An ineresting argument was Sieaid j
by Judge Shipp in the case of Mrs. j
Julia 0. F. Parry South Eastern j
Life Insurance company, on a question
of amendment of the answer of
the defendant. This case was tried^
once before by Judge Memminger, who !
directed that the insurance company
should pay the amount of a
life insurance policy on the
life of tlhe late J. W. Parry, to his
wife, the beneficiary of the policy.
The supreme court granted the appeal ,
of the insurance company for a new
trial. At this term of court, the com-!
pany wanted to amend its answer, j
whidh request was granted by the
court. Fred. H. Dominick, Esq., attorney
for Mrs. Parry, gave notice
of intention to appeal to the supreme
court. So the case will not be
heard by a jury until the legal question
is first settled. Messrs. Haynes. >
i TT r'.AATi
I worm ana xiayneswuim, ui uiccuville,
and Mesrs. Hunt, Hunt and
Huntsr, represent the insurance company.
Judge Shipp ordered that :he
insurance company must pay Mrs.'
Parry $25.00 for the expenses of herself
and witnesses coming to the
The defendant, in the case of M. M.
Satterwhlte, plaintiff, against Her'
Workman, defendant, pressed for
trial, but the plaintiff was not ready.
The court allowed a continuance, but
provided that Mr. Satterwlhite must
pay Mr. Workman $30.00 for the ex- J
penses of his witnesses. The plain
tiff was represented by F. H. Domi- J
nick, Esq., while Mr. Workman's at- J
.torneys were Blease & Blease. This
case grows out of an alleged claim of ;
damages to Mr. Satterwhite's woods |
by fire which started on Mr. Workman's
On Wednesday the first case called
for irial was that c* W. C. Clough,
plaintiff, against Western Union Tele|
graph company, defendant. Mr.
Clough, who lived at the Oakland cot
ton mills, in December last, was sent
the following message by his brother,
who lived in the town of Walterboro.
"Edward is dead. Come if you can."
When the message was received it
came marked from Waterloo, and Mr.
Clough went to that town, wlhere he
expected to attend the funeral of his
nephew, young Edward Clough. The
nephew died, and his funeral was had,
!n Walterboro. The plaintiff claimed
damages for mental suffering on
account of uhe negligence of the telegraph
company in erroneously transmitting
the telegram. The jury found
for the plaintff the sum of $.">00.00. Toe
defendant made a motion for a new
trial which the judge refused. It is
stared thai the case will be appealed^
to the supreme court. Blease &
Blease were Mr. Clough's lawyers;
the telegraph company was represented
by Hunt, Hunt & Hunter. !
The court was also engaged In the
tr ial ot iae ca.-.e ui .joii.. w. rfauue. s
against the Southern railway com-''
pany, in which Mr. Sanders claiincd '
the sum of $120.00 for cord wood
burned by the railroad company. The ,
jury gave him $71.25 and interest on
that amount. The plaintiff was repre- |
sented by Fred H. Dominick, and the
Southern Railway company was represented
by Johnstone & Cromer.
The case of Hattie A. Miller, as administratrix
of the estate of Ellison
S. Keitt, against Jos. L. Keitt and
Thomas W. Keitt, occupied considerable
time. The plaintiff claimed that
the late Col. Ellison S. Keitt, :he
"Sage of Enoree'', was led into signing
an agreement with, his sons, tine
defendants, whereby personal property
of the value of about $3,000 was
turned over to them, through fraud
and mispresentation- The defendants
denied that there was any fraud, and
alleged that Col. Keitt, their father,
transferred the property to them for
value, and of his own free will and
accord. The jury found in favor of
the defendants, who were represented
by F. Barron Grier, Esq., of Greenwood,
and Hunt, Hunt, & Hunter.
Messrs. Johnstone & Cromer represented
Judge Shipp directed a verdict in .
favor of the plaintiff, in the case of
the National Bank of Newberry against
Wallace B. Todd, for the sum of
$1,400.00, the amount due on a promissory
note given by Mr. Todd to
the bank. The bank was represented
by Mesrs. Johnstone & Cromer, while
B. V. Chapman Esq., was the attorney
for Mr. Todd.
The case of Robert L. f?ewie, and
his wife, Mrs. Rebbecca Lewie against
the town of Newberry, ended in a verdict
of $1,100.00 in favor of the plaintiffs.
This suit grew out of injuries
received by Mrs. Lewie from a fall she
had in a Ihole in the sidewalk of Main
street, near the residence of Mr. F. ,
N. Martin, on the night of December
25th, 1912. The town claimed that
Mrs. Lewie was negligent, but the testimony
was very strong in her contention
that the town was at fault. Blease
& Blease represented the plaintiffs,
the town was represented by Hunt,
Hunt & Hunter.
All in all quite a lot of business
was disposed of by the court, and the
calendar is now in very good shape.
The jurors, court officers and attorneys
are well pleased with His Honor,''
Judge S. W. G. Shipp, who presided
at tie court. Wihile he is firm, and
strictly attentive to the business before
him, at the same time, he is pleasant
and patient in the performance of
his duties. " !
Sunday School KalJy. !
Dr. W. C. Pearce and others will be .
- - 1 t -J. 4.1* ~ 1
in Newoerry on uecemoer ist, m me .
interest of Sunday school work. In
order that tais work may be brought
more prominently before the people
in our town and in our county fc.ie
pastors and superintendents of our j
city Sunday schools met to map out a |
program for a mass meeting;
Sunday afternoon before the Monday
of Mr. Pearce's visit.
A Sunday school mass meeting will
be held at the First Baptist church
at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November
30ta to which ail the schools
of the town and county are invited, j
The following ministers will make j
_ _ i
five minutes lalks: Revs. Edw. Ful-j
enwider, J. E. Carlisle, J. W. Carson, |
E. D. Kerr, A. M. Gardener, J. N.
Booth, E. P. Jones. All of the choirs
of fcne various Sunday schools are requested
to take part in the singing
for this meeting.
A meeting is called for 3 o'clock
Monday afternoon December 1st to
convene at Central Methodist church
at which all ministers, and Sunday
school officers and teachers of the entire
county are urged to be present.
On Monday night at the church of
the Redeemer Dr. W. C. Pearce of
Chicago, associate general secretary
of the International association, one
of the best known speakers in the
Sunday school world problems, will
make an address to all who are interested
in Sunday school work in the
county. We expect with Mr. Pearce ,
Revs. W. I. Herber\ W. H. K. Pen
dleton, E. 0. Watson, and Hon. j
Horace I v. Boinar. This meeting will (
begin promptly ai -S. o'clock. ^
Arthur Kibler, f
GOVERNOR BLEASE ASKS
NEWSPAPER FOR PROOF
WHITES EDITOR OF THE COLUMBIA
Will C lose Up Alleged "Barrooms'" If;
Editor Will Furnish Him Necessary
Columbia, aov. zz.?Governor |
Blease has called upon the editor of
The State, the morning paper published
in Columbia, to furnish proof .
of open bar rooms in this city as it was
charged existed in a recent editorial in
"Now, if you desire your community
rid of these institutions of which you
complain in your editorial, furnish this
proof, and as Governor of Soutij Car- ,
olina, I promise you results," says Che
governor today in a letter addressed to
the editor of The State.
The matter is of general public in
terest throughout South Carolina.
Governor Blease's letter follows:
Editor The Columbia State, Columbia,
Dear Sir: On my return to the office
from a visit to Jacksonville, I find, in
your issue of Thursday morning, November
20, editorial, page 4, column 2,
headed, "Columbia Bar-rooms." I have
had stated to me on several occasions I
that there were club rooms in Colum-;
bia, the names of wJiiich I do not here |
care to mention, but I assure you that1
their membership is composed of the
very best people of Columbia and some
of these clubs have been in existence ,
ever since I remember the city of Co-1
lumbia. It was stated to me that j
whiskey and beer were being sold in j
these clubs. I reported the matter to j
my chief constable, who immediately j
made thorough investigation of the |
matter, and I requested my informants i
to make affidavits to these sales, but
each time I was met with the answer,
"Oh, no, don'i: use my name in connection
with fc'a'e matter, I would not
for anything let tli^se people know
that I had gone into their clubs and
enjoyed their hospitality and gone out
and betrayed them; I merely wanted to
tell you whiskey and beer were being
sold/' Therefore, I have been unable
to get the proof whirh was necessary
in order to prosecute these parties. ,
But in this article of yours I notice
the words, "We have recited the plain,
glaring facts."' You will please, therefore,
be kind enough to furnish me (
wita the names and the locations of
these borrooms of which you speak,
and the names of the party or parties j
in control th'ereof, along with an j
affidavit and the names of your witneses
that beer and whiskey are being
sold in said places, and I promise you j
that within a few short hours after
..? v,otro f 11 r>niefhmo with fhis ,
j UU ?>ll<xn uavt iui iamuv/U niv ? I
information . warrants will be sworn j
out and these places will be searched
and relieved of their stocks of goods
and fixtures, and each and every man
connected therewith will be arrested
and either locked up in your county
jail or placed under a sufficient bond
to appear fbr trial.
Now, if you desire your community
rid of these institutions of which you
complain in your editorial, tjurnish
this proof and as governor of South
Carolina I promise you results. I am
sure you have this proof or you would
not have written this edi orial. Now,
will you please be so kii*d as to furnish
it where it can be made use of?
I note further you say that condi
lions here are no better than in Charleston.
Wihen some proof has been
asked for in Charleston, sometimes
it has been refused, and in some of the
instances where it has been granted
cases have been made but the grand
jury, a; the records will show, have
failed to act. However, if you have
any proof as to Charleston, I will be
very glad to receive it, and will again
have the matter?ito use a common
expression?put up to the grand
Cole. L. Blease,
Dr. J. W. Julian Very III.
Coronaca. S. C.. Nov. 18.?Relatives
Viotq Kaon nrkrifipH a t Dr. ,T. W.
nci c; ua ? c ? .
Julian, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of
fchis county, who had a stroke of paralysis
about eight weeks ago, does not
improve. The doctor is only seoii onscious
and is perfectly helpless.
Phis win hr> sad news to his many
riends in '.his section.
EIGHT COMPANIES ARE
SAVED TO THE STATE
AS R$SILT OF RE-INSPECTION OF
Only Five of Thirteen Fail to Make
Good?Governor's Course Saved
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Nov. 24.?Governcr
Blease was asked if he had receive I
the letter from the war department i.i
regard to the recent inspection of th:
so-called deficient companies of tho
National Guard of this State. He said:
"Yes, I found the letter here upoi;
my return from Jacksonville. . The
letter bears date November 10, buc
it reached this office only on November
"I am very mudh pleased with th?
outcome of the re-inspection. As a master
of course, I would have been very
much better pleased if all the companies
had been able to make goo<\
However, when I was requested t *
muster out thirteen companies, it is
well remembered that I absolutely refused
to do so, and requested this rr
inspection, which now has been hel I
and completed, and as a result eigl:
companies are saved. Five, I regrer.
to say, it seems will have to be mu:
tered out. But I presume I will
given a little credit for saving the rc mainder
of the companies. It is muc '
better to lose only five than it wou" ::
have been to lose ilalrteeen, and had l
done as I was requested to do ft
first, these thirteen companies wou 11
have been mustered out, and we wouM
not have been able to have save 1
those which the war department now
recognizes as all right.
"I regret very much that the companies
at Chesterfield, Bennettsvill %
Barnwell, Conway and Bamberg fai*^
j j. i. il. J?
ea 10 present uiemseives m sutii i;y,;
dition as ;.hat they could be retained.
However, I feel-thoroughly well pa-for
my fight in having saved the companies
at Liberty Hill, the two Colur.i- ,
bia companies, and the Darlingtc-\
Elloree, Walterboro and Lancaster
companies. It will be noticed, tc
:hat among the companies which T
have saved are the two very importa :
companies of Elloree and Walterbor\
Of course, the others are not less i> portant
from one standpoint, b
conditions may arise which wou 1
th/asp twn vprv necessa^ "
to t?lie protection of the white peor '..
of their communities.
"I do not care to give the letter o '
in full, as I think it would be a mi
take just at this time. I shall, hovever,
address a letter to the capt3>.
of each of these companies stating < >
him the conditions as reportted by t'
war department, and asking him to
make one more attempt to get hims<"
and his company in shape. I sha!
then make final report of ..the en?i; *
matter to the legislature, after cc >sultation
wit& some military officer3,
and ask the legislature to taJce wh;
ever action is necessary, and I horo..
at the latest, by tne nrsi 01 rnrcn or
April, to have all these compani 1
ir position to remain members of t' ?
Jonal Guard of South Carolina/'
T^e Civic association hopes tit
women of Xewberry have taken a gf I
look over their premises by this ti: "
and decided on the improvements tl cv
wish to make for next year. What r ?
you going to go about that unsigh
fence? You may have a beautiful he/ '
in the place of it at a moderate cr *
and we shall be glad to give you t
address of a nursury where you <
get the plants. This month is the ti ':
to set it out.
If you do not wish to spend
money on it, we can tell you where -i
g t English Ivy to plant. It will sc r,
grow and cover the fence.
Do not forget that this is the rea? "
for sewing lawn grass. We can "l
least give you catalog information r"'
Now is the time to sow sweet pe~ .
also Salvia and Poppy seed. It i- '
tn nut rwit vinlpfs fTi: rfk
umv vw , ?- ..
and rose cuttings.
Let us know what you have to r change
or give way and what y-i
would like f.o have.
Mrs. J. H. West,
Mrs. H. L. Parr.
Mrs. W. W. Hornsby.