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? VOLUME Lin, NUMBER 57. NEWBERRY, S. 0. TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, IL58 A YEAR. HALFACRE RECOMMENDED FOR COUNTY AUDITOR DELEGATION MAKES REC03DIENIDATION' REQUEST OF GOT. 3D*. Workman Takes Position Delegation Has No Authority?He . Makes Statement, The Newberry county delegation in the legislature held a meeting on Monday in response to the call of the senator. The matter of filling the vacancy temporarily in the office of county auditor due to the suspension of Auditor Werts by the governor tad been referred to the senator by the governor with a request to recommend some one for the position. It nas oeen tne custom in this county for the delegation to make the recommendations. Representative Workman took tJhe 1 position that under the law the delegation had no more to do with the making of the appointment or making a recommendation than any private citizen. That the governor 1'nad suspended Mr. Werts without consulting the delegation and that the law made it his duty to name appointment and he should perform his duty. It is understood teat there were a number of applicants and names before the delegation and that Mr. Werts also filed a statement in which he said that he was now in condition to perform the duties with satisfaction and efficiency. IMr. Workman did not participate in the recommendation. OtJ:er members took the position as Mr. Halfacre had been the second choice of the people in the last election that he was the logical man, and so recommended fcis appointment. v Mr. James B. Halfacre was recommended and will be appointed by the governor. Mr. Halfacre is a son of Mr. Perry Halfacre and a farmer, a man of fine character and will make a paintaking officer. Mr. Workman was asked for a statement hie nosiHnn and in resnonse r , made the following statement: t "As regards the status of the auditor's office, I will say that, at the call of Senator Johnstose, a delegation meeting was held this morning in Mr. }Mbwer's office for the purpose of mak ? ? ? " J - ~ A? 4l? A AMV% iilg some uis^uaitiuu ui mc uvt = request of the senator that he recommend some person to be appointed to perform the duties of the office. "The law cnder wl-ich the auditor may be suspended and reeved, and me causes lur suuu suspcus-im auu icmoval is found in section 382, Code 1912, vol. 1, which is as follows: 'When any county auditor shall, during a recess of the senate, be si: own, by evidence satisfartory to the governor, to be guilty of misconduct in office, or crime, or for any reason shall become incapable or legally disqualified to perform its duties, in such case, and in no other, the governor may suspend such officer, and designate some suitable person to perform, temporar liy, me uuuca ui sutu uiutc uiii.ii tiic ^ next meeting of tf:e senate, and until the case shall be acted upon by the senate; and such person so designated shall take the oath and give the bond required by law to be taken and given by the person duly appointed to fill such office, and, in sudb case, it shall be the duty of the governor, within ten days after the nrst day or such meeting of the senate, to report to the senate such suspension, witfh \ the evidence and reason for his action, and the name of the person so designated to perform the duties of such office: and if the senate shall concur 5n sudh suspension, and advise and consent to the removal of such officer, they shall so certify to the governor, who may thereupon remove such offiI cer, and, by and with the advice and consent of t)be senate, appoint another | person to such office. But if the seni ate shall refuse to concur in such suspension, such officer, so suspended, I 3hall forthwith resume the functions of Iris office, and tfte powers of the person so performing its duties in his AMIS Ortf? tha Afflpisl col ^ suau vt?oc, auu km. ?? ; ary and emoluments of such offieer 1 shall, during such suspension, belong to the persons so performing the du1 ^ ties thereof, and not to tr:e officer so suspended: Provided, however. That the governor, in case he shall become satisfied that such suspension was made on insufficient grounds, shall be authorized, at anv time before reoort ing sucra suspension to the senate as above provided, trie revoke such suspension and reinstate such officer in tbp Derformance of the duties of his office/ "It will be observed that during a recess of the senate, upon satisfactory evidence of misconduct in office, of crime, or of incapability or legal disability to perform the duties of the office, the governor may, in such case, and in no other, suspend the auditor, and designate some suitable person to perform, temporarily, the duties or tne office until the next meeting of the senate, and until the case shall be acted upon by the senate; tJ:at within ten days after the first day of such meeting of the senate, it shall be the cluty of the governor to report to the senate such suspension, with t)':e evidence and reason for his action, and the name of the person who he designated to perform tf:e duties of the offi.ce; that if tT'e senate shall concur in such suspension, and shall advise and consent to the removal of the auditor, they shall so certify to the Governor, who may thereupon remove said officer, and by and with the advice and consent of tJ- e senate appoint another person tft en /> n nffir>o vu IJUVU ViUWi "It is clear, therefore, that, during a recess of the senate, the whole matter is within the powers and duties of the governor, and that tie delegation nave no powers or duties whatever. When this matter first came before the delegation, some months ago, I took the position that f e delegation had no iiirisriintion of it. and the entire dele gation were the^i of the same opinion, and the governor was informed accordingly. Acting within his power, the governor suspended the auditor. Now, tiie person that should be designated or appointed to perform the HuHpc r?f tho nffirp pame un before the delegation this morning. I again took i the position that the delegation had no powers or duties in the matter, but that tf;e selecting of such person was the duty of the governor. He was elected to perform the .duties of the governor's office, and this being one of the duties of that office, he and he alone should perform It. I . "The members of the house of rep; resentatives have, of course, no au| thority to recommend at any time, ex! cept through the courtesy of the senator, and in this case t)':e senator has | no authority under the law to recom; mend?his authority being no greater than that of any private citizen. It | is true that the governor asked that some person be recommended by tibe senator, or under the custom, by the county delegation. But this request j j can confer no uathority. Any advice that the senator or delegation mightj give could, under the law, be only the advice of private citizens?not as ofcials. "Laboring under this apprehension of the law, and believing, at least in this instance, of 'strict law inforcement,' I refused to assume the duty conierrea Dy iaw upou me guvemw. j Whenever the senator shall have any | legal authority to recommend, and shall ask my advice, I shall be willing to give same. As I conceive it, the delegation lhave no more right or duty | to say who shall be appointed or designated to perform the duties of this office than any other four private citizens. Tfce governor suspended the auditor without the advice of the delegation. Without the ad'vice of that delegation ne snouia mane me itppointment. Tfoe delegation, however, did not take this view of the case, and accordingly recommended Mr. J. B. Halfacre." Death of Bkby of Former Xenberrian. Fred, the little two-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Kirby, died at their home in Florence on last Wednesday, of diphtheria. Mrs. Kirby is the rlo 11 o-V* Inn rkf \fl? \f??C T P ui iUi* auu u. u. jutvuivnight of Newberry. The death of this little boy has brought sadness to the homes of his parents and grandparents. Especially do we synjpaihis^ -with tfce ^grandmother ih Newberryf fc'hose devotion to the little boy was so tender and strong. $ <s <?> the idlee s> <8> $<$$<$<!><?><$><$><$><$>l$><?><$><$><$><&<$> | The Idler: I had the pleasure a oil nrt Hma Qorn nf ottonrfinp' CPrVlPA flt j OliUl L time UQU VI UWWMV*?M0 Clayton Memorial church and teard a sermon in the forenoon by Rev. iMt. Wilson and in the afternoon, by Rev. E. L. Halfacre. In the course of the sermon Mr. Wilson quote'd a little poem which I am sending to you, as 1 t' ink you could use it appropriately in your column or among your stuff. A friend in the country was kind enough to send me a copy of the paper edited by Mr. Wilson in which this poem had been printed. I spent a pheasant day with t)':ese good people and heard two good sermons,-but I am not writing you this note with a view of writing up the meeting, but simply to send you this poem, as you are fond of quoting little poems. Mr. Wilson said it would be a good thing for a lot of us to stand on the corner and watd'T ourselves go by and maybe The Idler would be benefited if he occasionally stood on the corner and looked at himself go by. I have no doubt a good many people -hereabout think it would be a good thing for you to do. But I only intended to send you tf' e poem and not to comment on it or to lecture you. . The Editor. ?o? Watch Yourself Go By. | Just stand aside and watch yourself go by; Think of yourself as "he" instead of ff I | 'Note closely, as in other men you note, I The bag kneed trousers and the seedy coat. Pick flaws, find fault, forget the man is you; Confront yourself and look yourself in tfte eye? Just stand aside and watch (yourself go by. Interpret all your motives just as though You looked on one whose aims you did not know. Let undisguised contempt surge tnrougn you wnen You see you shirk, 0 commonest of 4 men! Despise your cowardice, condemn wfcat e'er You note of falsen^s* in you anywhere; Defend not one iefeet that shames your eye ? Just stand as:de and watch yourself go by. And then, with eye.> unveiled to what you loathe? To sins tfcat with s?veet charity you'd clothe? Back to your self-wall tenements you'll > S? With tolerance for all who dwell below. The faults of others then will dwarf and shrink, Love's chain grown stronger by one mighty link? iWhen you, with ''he" as substitute for ii T f9 Have stood aside and watched yourself go by. ?Christian Companion. ?o? Now, that is a good poem and I thank tfce editor for sending it to me, ana i am pieasea to print it in mis column, but why should the editor talk about my writing as "stuff?" I am just a little bit out of humor about that, because every one says that wfcat 1 write is about the best "stuff" that he prints. Yes, It would be a good thing for me to watch myself go by and I frequently do that very tiding. ! I make a self-examination every now and then, and I criticize myself just as severely (and a little more so) as I do every one else. I wish every man, ' woman and ctfild in this town and county and whoever reads this would stand aside and watch himself pass by. You know it was Bobbie Burns who said i "0, would some gift to gie us to see ourselves as others see us/' or words something like that,, when he saw that ^yafaunt. Gn'tfce lady^.b^autiful nepk. ^We-should look at ourselves as.others i ' v* b see us sometimes when there is more than a varmint on our neck. You know, I . '* i I am just now thinking of some people that I know in this town wi~o I would like to see stand aside and watch themselves go by, and then I would like to knew what their honest opinion is of themselves. It would make interesting reading in this column if thev would iust bp honest and truthful and then tell the story. 0, it is so easy to criticize other people. I know from my own experience, and so eary to see the faults of others. And there a^e people who can never see their own faults. Xow, I would not be misunderstood. I think it is well for every one thiLk well of himself, because it makes you a better man or woman if you think well of yourself. But there are a lot of "biggety" people wl'-o think tliey are a little better than other people, and those are the fellows who! should stand on the corner and watciti themselves go by. And then, there are i a lot of fallows who are doing nothing themselves, and w*ho are talking about other people all the time, and trying to look after the other fellow's busi -u:? ness, ana maKing remarks auuut uim, who would be greatly benefited by standing on the corner and watering themselves go by. It would do them good to take an inventory of themselves low and again. And then there are those fellows who are all tJ':e time knocking their town and the people who are trying to do something to help things along, and wf;.o are doing nothing themselves to push the old town along. Now, it would do these fellows good to stand on the corner and watch' themseKes go by. There is a great "moral in this little poem. Cut it out and paste it up in your office or your home where you can see it every day, and then apply the moral which it carries and you will be a better man or woman, and worth a whole lot more to your town and your community. ?0? I am delighted to see the interest some of the people are taking in the effort to build the Appalachian highway. I can not see how any one could be any other way than deeply interested in such a proposition, and if there were a spirit of optimism in this community and every one felt a personal interest in the development of the community, there would be enthusiasm in such a proposition. But from what I can see and hear there is not that interest there should be, and it may be from ignorance of the value of such a highway to this com munity. 0 course, tftere will De tnose to say, '"Well, it will not help me, and what do I care about it. I am not going to put my money in something to help these garages and soda fountains and Ihotels and restaurants." Well, if I was in business I would like to see all these fellows getting some of that tourist money, and the more of it we can get in Newberry the better for all of us. I would give mv mif-o tn heln anvthins: that was good that would bring tfce spending of any money in Newberry, whether it came directly to me or not, because I would feel if some of it was left here the better chance I would have to get a little. We need to get rid of the little selfish! spirit. But I believe they are going to build this highway, and I believe that Newberry town is going to help right liberally, and I am ? a1- ? 1 - ? 1 ~ 4-Vt^v nfo T r f Vi o sure v.e peoyie aiuug iuc nar m w, country are going to help liberally, and Supervisor Sample is going to cooperate, and that the road will be put in condition within the next sixty days, and then we will all wonder why we were not enthusiastically in favor . of it from ti e beginning. ?o? Talking about this highway reminds J me that every nc^y and then we read I of an, accident from an automobile. I have watched the drivers of cars ratifcer closely recently, and I am satisfied it all comes from careless and indifferent driving. And from the speedlust which some of the drivers have. H:e driver of a car should keep his hands on the wheel and his eyes to the front, and yet frequently you see them driving along pretty fast with one hand on tfce wheel and their face turned around and not looking where they are going. >Jknd then there should be some regulatioa:^ iogiviag the road, and . on whidh.side of the rpad-.-gou should go, and in;the t&wns some ij*aN fic rules that witl be observed. THE IDLER. ALSTBO-HUS GARIA > >OTE ANSjWEBED BY AMERICA Uncle Sam Reminds Vienna of Boer War, When Teutons Sold Munition to England. Washington, Aug. 15.?The state department tonight made public the repl yof the United States rejecting views set forth by the Austro-Hungarian government in a recent note contending v^m exyui iauuu <ji wa.i munitions from America to Austria's enemies was conducted on such a scale as to be "not in consonance with the definition of neutrality." Though friendly, the note flatly denies the Austro-Hungarian contention, and recalls that that country and Germany furnished munitions to Great Britain during the Boer war, when 'England's enemies could not import1 such supplies. In this connection the note suggests that had Austria and PrPrmanv refused to sell arms to Great i Britain at that time "on the ground! that to do so would violate t?e spirit of strict neutrality," the imperial and royal government might with greater consistency and greater force urge its present contention. The note insists that the United States is pursuing a strictly neutral nnnrso and adhering to a Drincinle on which it would depend for munitions j in the markets of the world if it should ' be attacked by a foreign power. International Law. 'The principles of international law," j the communication concludes, "the i practice of nations, the national safety | of the United States and other nations 1 without great military and naval es- j tablishments, the prevention of in-; creased armies and navies, the adop tion of peaceful metods for tJ':e adjustment of international differences, and, finally, neutrality itself, are opposed to the prohibition by a neutral nation of the exportation of arms, ammunition or other munitions of war to belligerent powers during the progress of the war." Pointing to a "practical and sub ?i nrViTr + V? a TTnittH sianuai icasuu mj uuv States, aside from the question of principle, advocates and practices unrestricted trade in military supplies, the; note declares: y "It Cas nevtr been the policy of this' country to maintain in time of peace j a 1 arge military establishment of i stores of arms and ammunition sufficient to repel invasion of a well equipI j rvn,Tx/prfni pn(?mv It has de- I JJttl UUU pw " v. AV?A w? y . sired to remain at peace with all nations and to avoid anp appearance of menacing such peace by the threat of its armies and navies. In consequence of this standing policy, the United j States would, in the event of attack by a foreign power, be at ifce outset of war seriously, if not fatally, embarrassed by the lack of arms and amrau- j nition, anrd by the means to produce them in sufficient quantities to supply the requirement of national de- j fence. The Unnted States has always | depended upon thet right and power j to purchase arms and ammunition 1 from neutral nations in case of foreign attack. This rigTat, which it claims for itself, it can not deny to others." Cannot Accede. The United States asserts that it can not accede to the suggestion that it change or modify the rules of in- j ternational usage during the progress of a war on account of special conditions, and declares that tine idea of neutrality advanced by Austria would i? ? natinn in a mass of ill V U1VC a ucunai ? perplexities, which would obscure the whole field of international obligations, produce economic confusion and deprive all commerce and industry of * ?:*:nf ontomrisp afreadv I HUiUO V/L C/UbV? *^>wj ? w j heavily burdened by the unavoidable i restrictions of war." i Attention is directed to the fact that Austria-Hungary and Germany before the war produced a great surplus of 1 war munitions and sold tfnem through out the world, "especially to belligerents," and that "never during that period did either of them suggest or apply the principle now advanced by the imperial and royal. go vermnent;" | The. note ^-as cabled to-Ambassador | Benfleld, tat. iyen^a, ^i?gust 12. j word of its delivery has yet been received. 1 THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY. Old Soldiers' Reunion at Young's Groye August 26?&. J. Derrick to Speak. Special to The Herald and News. Prosperity, Aug. 16.?Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moseley, Miss Annie rMoseley, Mrs. H. P. Wicker and Mr. T. iA. Dominick left Wednesday for the Northern markets. Misses Ellen Wheeler and Ruthi Hunter are visiting in Winnsboro. Mrs. J. P. Wheeler is visiting in Newberry and Silverstreet. Mrs. J. A. Holmes has returned to Culloden, Ga., after a month's stay at ber brothers', Messrs J. F. and A. G. Wise. Mrs. F. E. Schumpert is visiting in Columbia. Messrs. A. B. and George Wise left Saturday for Ridgeland to visit their brother, Mr. J. P. Wise. Misses Willie Mae Wise and Elizabeth Hawkins spent Thursday in Columbia. Misses Fannie Lake and Lucile Counts of Little Mountain visited Misses Ethel Counts and Grace Reagin last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Richardson of Columbia are visiting at the home of Mr J. C. Counts. Miss Y. Genia Harman has returned from Jacksonville. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis of Memphis and Dr. D. M. Crosson of Leesville are guests cf Miss Victoria Crosson. Misses Pansy Wallace and Mary Liz ?.ie Wise spent several days last week with Miss Xell Kohn. Mrs. P. L. Langford and Little Miss Joe have gone to Chester to visit relatives. Miss Ellie Cousins has returned to j Newberry, after spending her vacation i with her sister, Mrs. Frank Merchant. Mr. P. L. Langford s^ent the weekpnri in f riurnMa. Mr. H. J Rawl spent Sunday at LexI ington [ Mr. and -M?s- J. D. QuaUlebaum and ! children have returnee from SulliI van's Is'aud. The Misses Sara!': and Caradel Hoffman of Columbia are visiting Misses Ruby and Nannie "Wheeler. Mr. Ira Dominick and family of j Greenwood, Mr. H. B. Dominick and family of Greer's are visiting their brother, Mr. T. A. Dominick. Dr. J. J. Dominick and Mr. Pat Mitchell have returned from Chick Springs. Miss Kansler of Spartanburg is the guest of Miss \ Bessie Taylor. The annual reunion of the Thirteenth regiment, company G, will be of Vnuncr'c nrrvvo Alienist "t,u ? - \ The speakers of the day will be Prof. S. J. Derrick of Newberry college and Mr. Morris Lumpkin of Columbia. A fine barbecue dinner will be given free to all the old veterans by the William Lester Chapter. | Miss Annie Lee Langford has ac| cepted the position to teach the do mistic science department of the prosperity High school. j rviT. B. V. Chapman of Newberry ' spent the week-end with Mrs. J. B. * Dennis. ' / / Mrs. Emily jW. Peurifoy. / ; Mrs. Emily W. Peurifoy, wife of Solicitor John H. Peurifoy, died last week and was buried at Lowndesville, Anderson county, near the I'ome of her brother. Mrs. Peurifoy was well known here, where she had many friends, she having lived here for several years. She is survived by fcer ; husband and one sou, Emil. Solicitor I V f Via CJ1ITT _ reui injy uas uccn ovcuuiu6 mer in Loomis, N. Y., but he and his son will spend the remainder of the summer at Hendersonville, N. C?W&N terboro special to The State. Mrs. Peurifoy was formerly Miss Emily Wright, daughter of the late W. T. Wright of Newberry, and was born and reared in this city. She leaves a number of relatives here. Mrs. Tarrant Improving. Mr. itODert u. Marram, reiurut?u w Sunday from Asheville, after spending ten days with Mrs. Tarrant, who ia rapidly improving in health. She waa an tf*T fmnr/vrpri ?? tn hp able to ffO to tfne depot with Mr. Tarrant to ''see tfciia^ffVfor-h^me. rJt^s. Tarranfc?will remain; in ^heviUe, until the^^Cof" September-recuperating. .Mr. Tarr^pt stopped over at Union for his little son, Legare, on his return home.