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if TOLOIE Lin, NCMBEB 61. ' j'EWBERRY, S. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 3#, 1916. TWICE i WEEK, $148 A YEAB.
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I An Immediate
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Sitnation^Critical But Less
ican Prisoners Postpones
tion Not
Washington, June 28.?An immediate
break between the United States
and Mexico has been averted by compliance
with the American demand
for release of the 23 troopers captured
in the fight at Carrizal.
Whether war has been prevented
M* mureir nnstnnned no one here
would attempt to say tonight. Official
information as to the attitude of
Gen. Carranza was lacking. Until
his response to Secretary Lansing's
note dispatched Sunday making two
peremptory and distinct demands is
received there will be no decision on
whether President Wilson shall lay
the crisis before congress.
News of the release of the prisoners
received early tonight in press
dispatches brought undisguised relief
to 'high officials. It was accepted as
correct although no announcement
has come through official sources,
rvicic T.ass Imminent.
While it generally is conceded that
this move lessens tension and makes
the crisis less imminent, no one conversant
with the grave problem is
losing sight of the fact that the all
important question of Carranza's attitude
towards the American expedition
across the border to protect the
territory and citizens of the United
States from bandit outrages remains
unsettled. If the de facto government
stands on the orders to Trevino to
rDa^oh-in <r'0 m#vn when they
move otherwise than towards the
border tlie situation Actually is just
vhat it was before, except that there
now is a possibility of diplomatic
negotiations that did not exist while
the Americans were held prisoner at
The preparations of the United
States for war will go steadily for
ward. T^ere will be no interruption
of the rush of National Guardsmen
to the border, and Gen. Funston will
continue disposing of his forces as
) though he expected an immediate attack.
-Indication of Change.
The fact that Carranza has complied
with one of the.demands is accepted
-by the more optimistic officials
here as an indication that he is striving
to prevent a break. Even though
tie again should attempt to throw all
blame for the Carrizal fight upon the
American officers and insist upon his
right forcibly* to oppose any except
northward movements of American
troops, it is thought possible that he
The 2nd annual missionary meeting
of Cokesbury district will meet
at Trinity M. JE. church South on the
dewberry circuit, June 30-July 2nd.
Friday, 8:30 P. M., June 30.
" Opening Devotion, Rev. W. R. Bouknight.
Addresses of ^Welcome.
Responses, Mrs. M. B. Ellis.
'Missionary Address, Rev. W. J.
Saturday (Morning 9:30 A. 3T.
Opening Devotion, Rev. W. T. Herbert.
Report of District 'Secretary, Mrs.
J. W. White.
* Missionary needs in Cokesbury
District, Rev. W. I. Herbert.
Christian Stewardship, Rey. W. R.
The fWhirlwind Campaign.
Xoon Devotion, Mrs. IW. K. Hol?
Afternoon Sessfion, 2:00 P.
< Opening Devotion, Miss Xannette
' Hudson.
Minutes o? Morning Session.
l Round Table, Mrs. W. H. Holland,
k Delegates Lour.
Mexico Averted
Pressing?Release of AmerDenouement?Main
( will state his position ia such a way
| as to make further discussion necessary.
During any negotiation, however,
| the United States will insist upon
i freedom of movement of the troops
in Mexico, and any attempt to interfere
with them will be met by sucn
i force as is necessary. This will apply,
too, to any period of delay oc|
casioned by attempts to arrange
! elation or arbitration.
The possibility of Latin-American
offers of mediation in the crisis again
was widely discussed. Ignacio Cald!
oron, minister from Bolivia, will call
4 upon Secretary Lansing tomorrow to
| endeavor to ascertain whether a ten;
der of good offices would be enteri
tained at this time.
j Working on Carranza.
It is known that ^powerful in,fluences
have been brought to bear
on Carranza in the past few days to
make him at least turn over the
American prisoners. Prominent Mexicans
in the United States as well as
[American bankers and business inter1
ests with influence in Mexican affairs
warned the first chief that to hold the
prisoners would mean war.
Secretary Baker waited at the war
until late fnniehf. for a
! report from Gen. Funston on Gen.
! Trevino's announcement that he hai
' sent the cavalrymen to Juarez to be
! set free. He finally went home wkh'out
the report.
President Wilson now expects to
fill an engagement which he almost
had" decided to concel, to address the
Associated Advertising Club of the
| World in convention at Philadelphia
| tomorrow afternoon. ; He probably
1 will leave for Philadelphia at noon.
The last word from Special Agent
; Rodgers at Mexico City, a message
: dated yesterday and received early
J today, said he expected to be handed
' tfie note today. He gave no intimation
of what might be its contents. /
Hasnt Studied Protests.
j Secretary Lansing had not studied
today the trio of communications
j submitted to the department within
j the last 24 hours by Eliseo Arredondo,
iiMexican ambassador designate. They
! protest against the alleged actions of
j a largt column of Gen. Pershing's
| men toward (Mexican citizens, against
jthe arrest of other Mexicans in 'the
' United States and against the general
embargo stopping virtually all
shipments to Mexico.
f Q/->o'Rihlo ar?r? Trairinff Sohf.fi!.
Miss iNannette Hudson.
Report of Missionary Council, Mrs.
J. W. White. %
Congress on Christian Work in
Latin-America, Mrs. J. D. N. Bourne.
Miscellaneous Business.
Place of Meeting Where? When?
Closing Devotion, Mrs. J. W. White.
Sunday Morninff, 11:00 A. 3f.
Opening Devotion.
Missionary Address, Mrs. D. X.
Bourne, conference cor. sec.
*'?* A AA TT% IT
Atternoon session s:uu r. ji.
Opening Devotion, iMts. W. T. Herbert.
Service for Young People and
Address, Miss Xannette Hudson.
Our Young People, Mrs. J. W. KilI
Announcement of Junior Division.
Honor Roll and Presentation or
Ribbons. 9
i Closing Devotion.
At a meeting of Cateechee Council
degree of Pocahontas Improved Order
of Red Men the following officers
were elected for the next term:
Prophetess?Lillie Waits.
Pocahontas?-Myites Miller.
(Wbnonah?Alma Taylor.
Powhattan?Cleland Cook.
' Jnly 4?Big Barbecne?Mr. Tillman
Will Go With Company if Call
Pomaria, June 27.?The ladies of
the Pomaria graded school association
are putting forth every effort to
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mase Tuesday, juiy *m, a ciay ui
profit and pleasure. Everything will
i be done to make this one of the beot
cues of the season. The meats will
be selected pork, the cooks the best
! and those in charge of the dinner,
I "
i pleasant and accommodating. There
j will be several speeches during the
| day, also an interesting game of ball
j between Pomaria and Saluda No. 3.
> On account of rumors that the Hon.
i Henry C. Tillman would be prevented
! from being here that day, we publish
! the following letter which will ex
plain itselt:
Greenwood, ,S. C., June 26th, 1918.
Ben. 'M1. Setzler, Esq., Poraaria, S. C.
Dear Sir: Your postal card received.
* Barring one contingency, you
can count on me to be with you on
the 4th. I am a member of the National
Guard, belonging to the Coast
Artillery. We have not been called
j out as yet and we do not think that
j we -will be, but if we are, of course,
I will be compelled to answer the
call and would have to cancel all arrangements.
This possibility is so
very remote, however, I do not think
that we need consider it at this time.
Jincerely yours,
H. C. Tillman.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. 'Rivers of Co|
lumbia spent the first part of. the
week with Mrs. Rivers' parents, Mr/
and Mrs. M. H. Folk.
Miss Louise (Counts of Newberry
spent the week-end with her father,
Mr. H. F. Counts.
Dr. E. B. Setzler and family of!
Newberry are visiting relatives in |
towh and are enjoying the sport of!
fishing from the back water near
Mr. R. P. Cromer went to the Columbia
hospital yesterday ior an operation.
Oft. Cromer was accomjjan-;
ied by Dr. Moore.
'Mr. /Wilbur J. Ringer R. F. D. car
rier for route No. 1 has been operated
on for hemorhoids. 'He is doing
fine and it is "hoped that he will -soon
be able to make his rounds again.
Mr. J. P. Adams is about recovering
from a spell of typhoid iever, am
glad to state.
Mr. P. B. Folk and bride of Raleigh.
N. C.. and Miss Iva Eaddv of
Williamsburg, are visiting at Mr. and
Mrs. M. H. Folk's.
Mr. .Tno. D. Wedaman spent from
Saturday till Tuesday in Newberry.
Mr. and <\frs. 7i. F. Lominick of the
Buncombe section visited at Mr. W.
B. Boinest's Sunday.
Messrs. Henry F. Counts, Johnnie
Long and W. H. Counts spent Wednesday
in Columbia.
Rev. w. A. Duckworth is the latest
ourehaser of a new Ford touring
' I
\". B. Phillips and grandson went to
Newberry a few days ago, to visit j
Mr. Phillips', father. iMr. Puillips' j
parents returned with him and are
now* visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Parker
in the city.?Bluff Road cor. Record.
'Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dominick are
spending the week visiting relatives ,
and friends in Georgia.
' <$> <9
$ <$>
$ Colombia, June 29.?The 23 <j>
?> negrro soldier prisoners and <$>
<$> one white prisoner have been 3>
<? delivered over the border this $
afternoon, according to th*; <$>
<& demands of this government <S>
I <e> It is expected that the reply
j of Carranza to the American 3>
j $> note will be delivered to the
j American ambassador in MexI
ieo this afternoon. <$>
| <S> <?>
I ^ ^ <S> ^
IJiit Only Maintaining Ordinary Relations,
High Official Tells Associated
i Berlin, June 26 (via London).?
' From a highly competenet source the
Associated Press today received authority
to deny completely tales
whieh have reached here from the
United States intimating that the
German legation in Mexico City is
inspiring Gen. carranza to nosumy
to the United States.
''That is an unmitigated lie," said
an official when these reports were
coiled to "his attention. "We recognized
Carranza ibecause the United
Stales asked ;:s to, and have no further
interest in the question. Once
he *ras recognized it was natural that
cur representative ehould keep on
good terms with the head of the govj
eminent and maintain friendly relaj
dens with him, but that is the limit
! of our Activity in Mexico."
Associate Justice Watts Issues Supersedeas
to Judge Mauldin's
Greenville, June 24.?The ^ropos^d
sale of the Hampton group of cotton
1 I
mills by the Parker Cotton 'Mills;
tn ^refine &\
V/UXXlpUllJ tv *-M\J .. VWV.J
Company for $2,555,000 was indefinitely
postponed today by action of
Associate Justice Watts of the State
supreme ceurt, in issuing an order of
supersedeas. This order stays the decision
of Circuit Judge Mauldin in
viiich he refused to grant an injunction
requested by stocholders to prevent
the sale. Justice Watts' decision
also stops immediate bankruptcy pro- j
ceedings instituted after Judge <JYlaui-1
din's decision. The next meeting of
the State supreme court will be in November.
National Guard Moyements Will Continne
as Outlined.
San Antonio, Texas, June 28.?Gen.
fnrvairod tnnip'hf- ft. TGDOrt !
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from Brig. Gen. George Bell, Jr., at j
El Paso which stated Gen. Bell had
been notified by 'Mexican consul
Garcia that the American prisoners
taken at Carrizal now are on the way
north to Juarez and probably will
arrive there tomo'rrow morning.
According to the report, Mr. Garcia
hnri r^reived u-ord from Gen. Jacinto
Trevino that the American prisoners
with their arms and accoutrements
were to be delivered at once to the
| American authorities. The report
j was forwarded at once to Washington
by Gen. Funston.
There was no indication at army
j headquarters that Gen. Tre>ino's order
for the liberation of the prisoners
would afttot in any way the j
movement of National Guardsmen !
toward the border.
"By noon tomorrow Mie advance J
guard of the troops from Eastern j
States will have entered Texas. Gei.'
Funston has urged the war department
to expedite the transfer of recruits
for the regular army from |
Eastern recruiting stations to the
border to fill up the ranks of the new
regiments provided by the army incrcase
bill, and to strengthen the old
regiments depleted by the transfer of
4k':- tn thf? nptv regiments.
j UiCii auiuicio -
Brief Sketch of Educational Conditions
in Newberry County by
the State Superintendent,
iSpecial to The Herald and News.
Columbia, June 29.?The dispatches
in this morning's newspapers in re.
gard to the course of the Washington
j administration in the Mexican crisis
| will hardly tend to create renewed
enthusiasm in the matter of recruiting
this State's strength up to the
I desired number. It is being urged
by some, however, that this policy is
i beins nursued in order to give suf
: ficient time to concentrate the
j strength of the National Guard along
| the border before taking such firm
.stand, as the situation may demand.
It is hoped so. The South Carolina
troops at Styx are being got in readj
mess for movement as rapidly as
possible, and the medical examina|
tion of the men is in progress.
The State Campaign.
j The daily newspapers are devoting
very little space to the State campaign,
and from a cursory reading
of their columns one -would hardly
know that it is in progress. Reports
received from the meetings, however,
are to^the effect that the crowds have
been surprisingly large, considering
agricultural conditions and the Mexican
situation, an.d that the claims
of the various candidates are receiving
careful attention from the voters.
The crowds would have been a great
deal larger had the campaign taken
its usual course, and opened in the
lower section of fee State and closed
in the Piedmont} That plan, however,
dfd not suit the powers that be
[ in the party at this time, and the
schedule now being followed was
figured out. Probably the most dis
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cussea ieature or me cautpaigu luu?
far was the fact brought out at the
Anderson meeting on last (Saturday
that Governor Manning has revoked
fhe commissions of all negro notaries
appointed by him.
Education in Tiewherry.
The State superintendent of education,
Mr. J. E. Swearingen, has
'been attending some of the meetings
and addressing the voters upon educational
conditions in the res ">ctiv3
| counties wnere tne meetings were ne|
ing held. He said that he would foe
I at the Newberry meeting if it should
be possible for him to attend. In
conversation with your correspondent,
he mentioned the work done
by Mr. E. 'H. Aull as superintendent
of education of the
county, and the impetus given the
educational advancement of the county
by Mr. Aull's administration.
He was asked for an outline of his
remarks at the Newberry meeting,
and furnished the following synopsis
of conditions in the county:
Kevlew JJy jar. sweurwgeu.
"Public school conditions in Newberry
county challenge careful, constructive
consideration at this time.
With an intelligent, prosperous population,
and with the stimulus of
Newberry college, the county has
i long stood in the forefront of educational
progress. But this condition
is liable to make the people too well
and too easily satisfied with their
i scnoois.
"During the scholastic year 191415,
the courthouse school opened its
high school .grades to country boy^
and girls free of charge. This progressive
action was secured by the
district and county authorities in cooperation
with the State superintendent.
The success of the experiment
was clearly shown by the heavy increase
in high school enrol"- nent for
the last two years, and especially by
the large graduating class il iyib.
Under the more liberal provisions of
the amended high school law, the
courthouse school will again open its
upper grades to country boys and
girls during the session 1916-17. The
development of the rural schools will
determine the use their pupils will
make of this broader opportunity.
"During the last session, eight
rural graded schools were maintained.
Jolly Street, now known as
Hunter-DeiWalt, is a fine illustration
Other Candidates May Also Go to
Whitmire?Gov. Manning Goes
in the Afternoon.
The big booster Chautauqua is oa
at Whitmire this week, beginning today.
Mr. E. J. Watson is with them
today and will make an address.
Saturday is the real big day. Instead
of the usual 4th of July holt
I ? N-'l
day and free barbecue which Mr. Wm.
Coleman always gives the operatives
of the big mill he is going to give it
this year on Saturday.
Gov. Manning and some of the
other candidates will be present ia
the afternoon and deliver addresses,
j They will go over after the meeting
at Newberry. The governor will
speak about 3:30 or 4 o'clock and
men mere win De tne regular entertainments
of the Chautauqua. Saturday
is to be known as education day
at the chautauqua. The speeches are
to be educational rather than political.
There will be a big time in Whitmire
town from Friday to 'Monday.
Every day will be a big day an*
there will be son^ething doing all the
American captiyes free
Paso, June 28.?President 'Mlson's
peremptory demand on Gen.
Oarranza for the release of the Amer.
a ~.. ia
ican prisoners new in tne uninuanua
penitentiary today met with, compliance.
An announcement from the
commandancia in Juarez early tonight
said a message liad been received
over the Mexican telegraph that
the 23 negroes of the Tenth cavalry
captured at Carrizal, with Lem H.
Spillsbury, Mormon scout, had beea
removed from prison and with their
arms and accoutrements were being
T, i. 4.^ Ti.fi?Ai7 TVlOtr oro
'uruuglll to O Uai Ci. lugj ai V v?j?w?
ed to arrive tomorrow morning on a |
Mexican Central train.
. . . -y,
' i ?? r. ?m
of this type of school. The educa- v -it
tional spirit Qf this community is
shown'by their modern building, their
beautiful grounds, their large enrollment
and fine attendance, and above
all by their locartax of eight mills.
It is the policy of the legislature to
encourage schools of this kind. Other
communities in .Newoerry county
must use consolidation and local taxation
before they can possess similar ^
"There are 59 districts in the coun- |
ty, but only 34 of these have voted a
local school tax. These figures show
that 25 districts are not willing to
help pay for better school facilities.
Term extension aid went to 19 dis- \
tricts, and high school aid to three
districts. The taxpayers and chil- /
dren in these progressive communities
are benefited not only by their
! own interest and their own local tax,
! but also by the State aid which this
interest and this tax give them. This inequality
in the educational standard
of the county can be removed if
thp taxpayers will cooperate with
the lawmakers and school officers. ' \ ? J
' Notable progress has been made
at Chappells, Silverstreet, Pomaria,
Hunter-DeWalt, St. Lukes, Wheeland,
Little Mountain, Whitmire, Prosperity,
and other localities. To stimulate
these activities, the State contribut- *
ed more than $8,000 in 1^14-15, and
more than $7,000 in 1915-16. Seventy
per cent of the children never enter
the fifth grade. Improvement can .
come, as it is already coming in
many districts, through local taxa
tion and State aid. If tne new educational
policy of the State in mail- jj|
ing liberal appropriations to the t
public schools is continued, Newberry
county ought to receive even greater \
benefits, and to show even greater |
progress than heretofore. The State
? ATTAmr AnAi*flrV
! superuusuuem is usm^ ccij
I to present to the .voters of each coun- 1
ty the principles of this policy, and -1
the results in the schools."
A ?Tew South Carolina Daily. The
Charleston American, a newSouth
Carolina daily newspaper, will
soon make its appearance. It is un
derstood that it will be one of tbe ^
j most modern papers in the Southern
States and its initial issue is being |
looked forward to with a great deal
of interest. J. K. A.

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