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Preparedness h
Sent Tc
< Army Bill, First of Defens
With but Scattering Fire c
pute as to Exact S
Washington, May 20.?Congress today
completed its part in the enact- !
ment of the first administration pre- j
paredness measures by sending the j
army reorganization bill to President \
Wilson for his signature. i
The house approved, with only 25
dissenting votes, the conference re-!
port on the army measure which already
had been accepted by the senate.
It provides for a regular army
? with a peace strength of more than
r 200,000 men, backed by a federalized |
National Guard of more than 400,000, j
and carries many reorganizing feanut.
hv the department, j
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To complete the main elements of I
the programme of preparedness, on j
which the administration plans to i
spend more than $1,000,000,000 within j
the next five years, congress still has-;
to perfect and pass the naval bill, em- J
bodying the navy increases, and the j
fortification bills, which includes pro- j
vision for most of the equipment fo**
the increased army.
Some Confusion Still.
Estimates vary as to the actual
number of men the army bill will pro- j
. ??nlisted un-i
Viae, ice Ilict a nil urn iu ~ ? .
der it depending on the interpretation
placed on some sections by war department
officials charged with its enforcement.
As construed by .'Chairman
Chamberlain of the senate military
committee it provides for a regular
establishment of 211,000 at peace
strength and 236,000 at war strength, I
with a National Guard of 457,000. The
peace strength of the regulars under
an interpretation given the house today
by Chairman Hay of the house
military committee would b& 206,000. j
Besides the personnel increases, the J
measure provides for a government j
nitrate manufacturing plant to cost
not more than $20,000,000; for establishment
of a system of military
training camps for civilians; for a J
board to investigate the advisability;
of establishirg a government muni-]
tions plant; and for vocational educa-'
Liberates Prisoners in Richland, NV.7.
berry, Greenville, York and
Aiken Counties.
The State.
Before leatk g Columbia yesterday
on lys way to Charlotte Gov. Manning
issued pardons and paroles in six
Clemency wae extended in the following
Thomas W. Bl^hcp, convicted in i
Richland county in tall of 1915 on I
* the charge of adultery a-?d given ll
months or a fine of $200, pardon
& i
L. E. Kempson, convicted on the
charge of forgery in Newberry io November,
1915, and given months,
full pardon granted. A parole was
granted in this case on March 13.
George Gary, convicieu m \J1 WU- I
X'ille county in spring of 1915 on the
charge of abduction and given two
years; parole granted.
"Walter L. Jackson, convicted in
York in July, 1914, given two years,
pardon granted.
Jim Hancock, convicted in Aiken in
1913 on the charge of manslaughter
and sentenced to 10 years, parole
Ed Hill, convicted in Greenville in
1906 on the charge of murder and
sentenced to a life term, parole
fThe governor acted upon the rec-i
ommendation of the pardon board.
Death of Mr. Caldwell E. Fant.
News reached Newberry on Thursday
of the death of Mr. Caldwell Fant
in Harrisburg, Pa., oa Wednesday.
Information was meagre but it* was
stated that the cause of death was
blood poisoning. Mr. Fant was about
38 years old and the only son of the
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late Dr. s. t\ iJ'ani 01 i>cv>ucny.
15 curvived by two sisters, Mrs. Silas
J. McCaughrin of Birmingham, Ala.,
and Miss Lois Fant of Greenwood.
(The above was in some way omitted
from the issue of /The Herald a*d
News of Friday.)
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> The President
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e flans, fassed by House,
>f Opposition? - Some Dis>ize
of New Army.
tion in the army. Federalization of
the National Guard would be accomplished
through federal pay and a requirement
making the guardsmen
subject to the orders of the president I
Eighteen Republicans, five Demo-1
crats, one Progressive and one So
J orlrv-ntr*f thf> I
CiailSl vulcu agaiuiii uuw^nuu -? |
conference report. Republican Lead-1
er Mann, who belie.es the measure'
inadequate, was one of those voting j
in the negative.
Others .Against It.
Republicans who voted agair.et the
bill were Britten, Walsh, Guernsey,
Gardner, Rogers, tTinkham, Wheeler,
Mann, Hansley Humphrey, Johnson
(Washington), Husted, Piatt, San
ford, Moores, Morgan, .\ei?ou.
Five Democrats, Buchanan (Jlli- {
nois), Lavenner, Johnson (Kentucky). |
Thomas and Randall voted against it /
as did London, Socialist, and Schall, j
Progressive. Guernsey voted for the j
bill on the second roll call and later
had his vote changed. Republican
Leader Mann attacked the bill as inadequate
and predicated that if ever
war came "history would ne-er tire
of telling of the faithlessness of those j
who voted for the conference report."'
iRepiresentative .M'cKenzie of Illinois
(Republican) supported the conference
report, but Representative
Gardner (Republican) insisted that
the bill was so shorn a9 to be acceptable
even to pacifists. ^
"If you want soldiers in time of
peace, go out and pay for them,'' he
said. "Abandon the notion that Uncle
-Sam can get something for nothing.
Men are not going to enlist for
m ** ??? -a I
the pleasure or ngnung wctus u UOOiV/O |
and taking orders from boy officers
unless they get at least the pay of a
14-yeaf-old girl in a sweated industry.
"For a nation as great as ours to
support an army not bigger than we
have today is .as sensible as for Ty
Cobb to attempt to hit Walter Johnson
with a match instead of a bat."
Whereas, one-tfoird of the resident
electors and a like proportion of the
resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one years, in Monticello
school District No. 17, of the County i
of Newberry, iState of South Carolina, j
have filed a petition with the County
Board of Education of Newberry
County, South Carolina, petitioning
and requesting that an election be
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a em 111 s<tiu ctuuui jl/wujvi, vu v-v
question of levying a special tax of
two (2) mills to be collected on all
the taxable property within the said
School District.
iXow, therefore, we the undersigned,
composing the County Board of
Education for Newberry County,
State o? South Carolina, do hereby
order t >oard of Trustees of the
Mor ct -> ?>chool District No. 17, to
hold . tion on the said question
of lev}*.- 0 a special tax of two (2)
mills to be collected on the property j
located in the said School District,!
which said election shall be held at |
the Monticello School House in said \
School District No. 17, on Friday, the j
9th day of June, 1916, at which said !
election the polls shall be opened at j
7 a. m. and closed at 4 p. m.
The members of the Board of Urus- j
tees of said School District shall act I
as managers of said election. Only i
such electors as reside in said School i
District and return real of personal
property for taxation, and who exhibit
their tax receipts a^d registration
certificates as required in gen
eral elections, sjiall ,be allowed to
ivote. Electors favoring the levy of
suoh tax shall cast a ballot containing
the word "Yes'' written or printed
thereon, and each, elector opposed
to such levy shall cast a ballot containing
the word "No" written or
printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seal
this the 16th day of May, 191 .
Chas. P. OBarre,
J. S. Wheeler,
O. B. Cannon,
Membt-s cf Countt Board of Educa
Malaria or Chills & Fever
Prescription No. 666 is prepared especially
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i (i lie Mvsteries of Myra (Episode
au. i?o parts?Tiie cast: Dr. Taj'bou
Aideu (Howard Estabrookj;
j Myra f...aynard *,Joan Sother..;; Mrs.
wViaynaid (neitsie K Wharton); Arinur
Varney (Allen .Murnamej;
urand Master (M. W. Rale). Scenario
by Charles W. Goddard. Produced by
Wharton, li.c.
.inhii Mavnard. during his life, be
| longed to aii organization known as
l "*'i lie biack Order.
i Alay-aiu. s last message to the order
co-tained a clause that in case
i hie three daughters died before their
! eighteenth birthdays, his fortune
; should go to the Black Order.
j The two elder daughters have both
! committed suicide at the appointed
time by usual methods of self-de
struction and Mrs. Maynard, who is
cognizant of the strange associations
formed by her deceased husband, sus-!
pects occult influences. Consequently j
she is deeply troubled as her young- j
est and favorite daughter approaches
uer fateful birthday.
'Arthur Varney, who is a constant
at thp \lnvnarri home, is rack
ed by conflicting emotions.
Arrayed against the Black Order is
Dr. Payson Alden, a prominent young
physician, who has given up medicine
to become a noted investigator
oi' spirit phenomena. He awakes o e
night from a troubled sleep and finds
mysteriously pinned 011 his breast a
note wurni. g him to cease his investigations
of the occult under the pen- j
alty of death. He aiso aiscu.?ers men.
his notes 011 the Maynard case have
been stolen.
The atmosphere of the 'May-card
household is tense with the dread expectation
that an unseen something
is about to happen. Myra has been
mysteriously walking in her sleep, as
did her two elder sisters before their
Dr. Alden calls. Myra's curiosity
has been aroused by her mother's
trepidation upon seeing her unwittingly
make the wicked sign and she
asks Dr. Allen to explain the meaning.
Just as he, in turn, assumes the
pcse, Mrs. Maynard comes into the j
room and at once suspects Alden of j
connections with the Black Order.;
With hysterical fear, she orders him
from the house. \ j
4.1? hv Mvr4. hOW- i
VH CilU^ aui av/>.v.a uj - ?,
ever, he resolves to carry on his investigations
in spite of Jtfrs. Maynard's
objections. The day before
the girl's birthday he secretly enters
the house and arranges a system by
which he may learn whether or .-not
Myra walks in her sleep and whither
her wanderings lead her. In the afternoon
of the fateful day. he gains
entrance to the Maynard house
through a clever ruse and discovers
the path of her sleepwalking the
night before and hides, awaiting further
At exactly 12 o'clock that night, the
? ^??1i r? > r\r> oy.
Black oroer is in iuu
tending by their mental power complete
sway over the actions of the unfortunate
girl. At the same time, still
in a troubled sleep, Myra rises from
her bed and slowly descends the
broad stairway. Hesitatingly she
crosses the room, completely under
the unseen influence and, touching a
secret panel, descends into a crypt
known only to her dead father.
Silently lAlden follows. By the
flickering candle light, she reads the
dust covered parchment and unwillingly
picks up a nearby dagger.
Struggling with her inward emotion,
she raises it full above her head and j
with a final effort starts its downward
plunge. Like a flash, Alden grasps
her wrist and saves her from -horrible
death. He carries the unconscious
form to the living room above, where J
he finds Mrs. Maynard, who has been j
unable to sleep.
Again the girl drifts off into the j
hypnotic state and her fingers begin
to twitch convulsively. Knowing the
sign, Dr. Alden places a pencil at ner
fingers and on the back of a book I
Myra 'begins to trace a message from ]
the other "world. She awakes, however,
before it is completed.
This picture starts at the Arcade
May 25. j
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nnp tn tho lone dry 6Dell. our wells!
are gradually failing, and we have!
been obliged to stop sprinkling the i
streets, and request to the users of!
the city water to economize as muchi
as possible, and for the present discontinue
the sprinkling of lawns and i
gardens. Your cooperation requested.
Very respectfully,
M. L. Spearman,
' Vi a 4r>rr>o Pfvmmissinii of Public
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| Works.
> coining.
| In Reiliving fo S?*!l Leagne it Protects
"It is because we believe in an absolutely
square ileal for the automo
bile supply houses," says an official
of -The B. F. Goodrich Company in
explanation of the victory recently
won in the I'nited States district
jourt in Cleveland over the Antomo- I
)lie Cooperative association of Amer- j
"There are TH.OOO of these supply!
houses throughout the country. If1
vve sold the various consumers' lea
gtre at our jobbing price, a d if ofher
tire companies did the same, it would
result in puttiag out of business a
tremendous number of our prosperous
merchants who have invested
heavily in the automobile supply i
ousiress. This would, in the end, be |
i misfortune, not only to the individ- j
.;al dealer, but would hurt every man !
who owns and operates a car.
"If you own a car yourself or if j
I my of your friends own a car and
| vou take your wives and children out
I for an all-day outing, one of the con- !
tributing factors of our pleasure is
I the knowledge that almost ar.ywhere
ilong the road, if you ran out of gas,
or if you have a blowout, or if you
need various little supplies or assistance
of any kind, you can drop into j
a country garage or a little supply
house a d get fixed up so that you j
will be able to continue 011 your way
, rejoicing.
"These dealers throughout the
country, who make auto touring a
pleasure are not making enough profit
out of the sale of any one article
to make a living. They must make j
tneir proms m semng a nine 01 luio j
and a little of that. If you take away
from this dealer his earnings on tires
and accessories the chances are that
95 per cent of them would be forced
out of business, and yet the man who
joins a consumers' league doesn'^
stop to consider that in so doing he
really knockirg the man Who
makes a long automobile trip a pleasI
ufe and a possibility for him.
t "The significance of our victory is
the fact that we are saving the deal-1
ers for the ultimate benefit of the!
consumer even despite the desire of j
a ve~v large body of tliece same con-1
In connection wtih this victory,
the following letter sent out by The
B. F. Goodrich Company to their
! dealers is interesting:
Snit of Importance to Dealers.
On March 31, 1916. there ended in
the United State district court, in j
Cleveland, Ohio, a trial which has |
lasted for three weeks, and is of;
vital interest to the dealers through-j
out the country.
The suit was one brought by a
consumer's league known as the Automobile
Cooperative association of
America, which was organized in New
York in 1908 and went out of business
in 1911. The suit was against
The B. F. Goodrich Company, (The
Diamond Rubber Company, The Fire!
stone'Tire and Rubber Company. The
! "Renublic Rubber Company and The
U. S. Tire Company.
The consumers' league?the plaintiff?complained
that these companies
had refused to sell tires to it at dealers'
prices; that such. refusal was the
result of a combined action or conspiracy
on the part of these companies,
and that the result of such conspiracy
had been to cause tMs con-!
suniers' league to fail in business.
jTbe suit was brought for $450,000.00
damages under the Sherman AntiTrust
At the conclusion of the plaintiff's
j opening proofs. The Firestone kud- |
| ber Compary and The U. S. Tire Com- :
I pany were, by the direction of the j
j court, dropped out o-f the case. j
j The fight was continued by the j
Goodrich, Diamond and Republic j
It appeared from the evidence J
thereafter taken?consisting of testimony
of a number of prominent dealers
and of officers and branch man
agers of the tire companies?that
i the Goodrich company had always
and consistently refused to sell to
clubs, consumers' leagues and kindred
organizations at dealers' prices,
recognizing that to do sowuld he unfair
to, and would undermine tlfe business
of, the legitimate dealers.
fThough the court, at the conclusion
of the evidence, decided?and
subsequently so charged the jury?
that r.o damages were proven or
could be recovered even if the defendants
were guilty under the Sher
man law, the defndants "were unwlll-|
ing to stop, but desired to have the
propriety of their acts passed upon.
The matter was one of principle t>
So the case was argued before the
jury which has now brought in aj
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A few second hand Moto
your old Motorcycle and ge
Harley-Davidson on install:
/-.nmnlotfilv in favor r\f thfi
The court, in its charge to the jury, !
pointed out that the reason stated by i
the defendants for not selling to the
plaintiff at dealers' prices was that!
"they were forced to decide between ;
two alternatives?to deal with the co-j
operative leagues, such as the plain- i
tiff was assumed to be, and lose the ;
business of the regular dealers, or j
to say 'we will not deal with the co-,
operative leagues and we will keep;
the favor and the support of the regular
Further, the court said:
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the consideration accorded to, and received
by, regular retail dealers in
the ordinary course of trade, then to
refuse to deal with them as regular
retail dealers was no restraint of
Again, the court said that the jury j
would have to ask itself this ques- \
tion, namely:
"Was thei? any necessity for Mr.
Raymond, representing the Goodrich
company, with its standing in the
trade, to appeal to other tire makers
to join with it in such an agreement
against this corporation? Was
there any benefit to accru? to the
Goodrich company to do this sort of
5And the jury decided in favor of'
j the defendants.
The Goodrich company will con- j
J ti ue with its uniform and long-esj
tablished policy, which has "been and
! is and will be to' protect its dealers,
I and refu6e to sell at dealers' prices
j to consumers under whatever form
| of association they may be banded together.
! Convention Kills Do mi nick Resolution
| By Overwhelming Yote?Dei
bate on Proposition.
The State.
John L. iMcLaurin, State warehouse
commissioner, will not be allowed to
j enter the primary this year nor to
| speak at the campaign meetings ae
warehouse commissioner, according to
the action of the State Democratic
convention in turning down the following
resolution introduced by Frei
; H. Dominick:
"Resolved, iThat the State Demor>rotiV
PYPoiitiive committee be re
quested to put in the primary for nomination
the office of warehouse commissioner,
and that the pledge of the
! Democratic party be so amended that
candidates for the house and senate
I pledge themselves to support for
warehouse commissioner the man receiving
the Democratic nomination ij
the primary."
j A majority of the committee on
rules were against the adoption of
this resolution. A minority report was
submitted by John K. Aull of New- j
Mr. Aull argued that the law required
the office to be placed in the
primary. He pointed out the importance
of the office and said that an
opportunity should be given the commissioner
to answer the attacks of
opponents of the warehouse system.
W. W. Dixon spoke in behalf of -the
minority report, claiming that "It is
our duty to place him before the peo- j
5ot in Banger.
Mr. Dominick fought for his resolution.
He said that he did not think
that the warehouse system is in any
danger. He did not want the matter
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to be made a political issue, iie related
the effect of the warehouse system,
as he saw it, on the crisis of
1914. j
W. X. Graydon of Abbeville took
rcycles cheap. Trade in
it a new one. Buy a new
ments and pay while you
VEj Dealer.
ry, S. C.
Mr. Dcminick to task for his support
of the terms of the resolution. "If
you want to kill the system, put it
in politics." he declared, "and eve a
Senator McLaurin with his plausibility
can not resurrect it." He belittled
the effect of the warehouse systemHe
argued that it should be entirely a
business office.
Insurance Kates.
The bond between the warehouse
system and the insurance companies
was outlined briefly by Senator J, A.
Banks of Calhoun, president of the
State Warehouse association. He told
of his visit with Mr. McLaurin to W.
P. G. Harding of the federal reserve
board.. He told also of the system's
part in getting low insurance rates on
warehoused cotton. He said that
prominent bankers of Xew York had
agreed to lend money on warehcus-e
receipts at 3.88 per cent. He extolled
it as a "great industrial system."
Mast lAyoid Politics.
D. S. Henderson of Aiken pleaded
for a calm consideration of the matter
at hand. He said that the question
is not the efficacy of the warehouse
system but the matter a?
changing the system from a busines?
organization to a political machine.
"Don't let us drag it into politics,*"
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'IIC UrgUtU., ILIg LU A l? xt AO U {3VWU
business scheme.
"We have not forgotten that this
man who wants this system put ia
politics wanted to introduce comme^?
cial Democracy iiv 'South Carolina,"
declared Mr. Henderson dramatically
amid much applause.
Vote By Counties.
The vote by counties was taken on.
the majority report of the rules committee,
as follows: Abbeville, 4 yeas,
2 nays; Aiken, 7 to 1; Anderson
1 to 13; Bamberg, 6 to 0; Barn~
well, 5 to 0; Beaufort. to 0;
Berkeley, 6 to 0; Calhoun, 3 to 1;
Charleston, 18 to 0; Cherokee, 6 to
0; Chester, 6 to 0; Chesterfield, 6
to 0; Clarendon, 3 to o; Colleton,
4 to 2; Darlington, 5 to 1; Dillon, 5
to 1; Dorchester, 3 to 1; Egdefield,
6 to 0; Fairfield, 1 to 5; Florence,
8 to 0; Georgetown, 2 to 1; Greenville,
13 to 1; Greenwood, 8 to 0;
Hampton. 4 to 0; Horry, 6 to 0; Jae
per, 3 to 0; Kershaw, 6 to 0; Lancaster,
6 to 0; Laurens, 7 to 1; Lea,
0 to ; Lexington 5 to 2; McCormick,
2 to 2; Marion, 6 to 0; Marlboro, 8
to 0; Newberry, 0 to 8; Oconee, 5 to
1; Orangeburg, 12 to 0; Pickens, CI
to 0; Richland, 9 to 2; Saluda, 6 to
0; Spartanburg, 16 to 0;; Sumter, S
to 0; Union, 0 to 6; Williamsburg, S.
to 0; York, 1 to 9. ^
Senator Christensen made an attempt
to introduce a resolution to
allow any State officer to address the
campaign meetings at the conclusion
nf thp resular sDeeches. The point
was made that the resolution should
have been presented to the committee.
A motion to reconsider the previous
order of the convention was
tabled with little opposition and Mr.
Christensen's resolution was killed.
Notice is hereby given that we the
undersigned jury commissioners for
Newberry county, S. C., will at the of
flee of the clerk of court for Newberry
county at nine o'clock a. m., May
26tk, 1916, openly and publicly draw
the names of thirty-six (36) men, wlio
shall serve as petit jurors at the
court of general sessions, which will
convene at Newberry court house
June 12th, 1916, and will continue
for one week.
Jno. L, Epps,
Jas. B. Halfacre,
Jino. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
Ofay 15th, 1916.

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