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F'eM Results in Showdown Between j
the Oitices of Attorney (ieueral ana
we biovcruor. ;
Columbia, Oct. 17.?The fight started
fcy The Charleston American to en-|
force the rights of the state of Soutn
Carolina in regard to the Columbia caTsal
has rsulted in a show-down between
the offices of the attorney general
and the governor of the state.
When asked for the correspondence!
this afternoon, it was stated at the!
governor's office that Governor Manning
was out of the city, and that the
matter could not be given out during,
iris absence. Attorney General Peeples'
fVi + qo o mottor nf nrmrrck^v TH 1
. i>a^U Ul .. I CA O AAAMllW V* WVt* w >
the governor he felt that any state-^
ment in regard to the correspondence
should come from Mr. Manning's office.
His Duties.
Unofficially, it is known that on October
10 Attorney General Peeples, m
view of the agitation in The Charleston
American, addressed a letter to
Governor Manning, calling attention to
certain measures which it was attempted
to get through the last legis
lature, and that in . the course of his
communication to the governor, the attorney
general said:
"I most seriously douht whether
I fcjve, under these resolutions, any
flower to take' the preliminary
steps which are necessary before
commencing an action to assert
Hie right of the state which has
arisen "by violation, hy the pur
chase of the canal property, of the
conditions contained in the act,
end it seems to me that I can not
Tvell proceed in the courts without
some specific action on the part of
the legislature, for the resolution
which has been passed does not
sufficiently oover the case. I do
?ot find that within the powers
given me by the statutes I can
adequately assert and, enforce the
Tight of the state and compel the
-1 _
performance Dy tne purcusBero u* i
jfche duties imposed toy the canal
acts. The present resolution not
fceing as full as. it should, It has
.occurred to me that under section
312. of volume 1, that k direction
Jbrom ^*ou in ibe premises might be
sufficient. Whether the state shall
insist upon the terms of the contract
made with regard to the comnf
fho is one of DOl*
v * v?v v,w~..,.T ^
icy to be determined by the general
assembly. At the same time,
ias governor of the state and as
part of the law-making department,
any direction from you
-would determine my action until
:the general assembly shall declare
a definite course to be pursued."
The attorney general's letter, it is
1^.0 T-naH mvorc fivp rloselv tvDewritteii
W v* w M . ? ^ pages,
in which the rights of the state
.and the duty of the governor's office,
as well as the attorney general's office,
are fully and concisely set forth.
It w\:s impossible to secure either
from the attorney general or from the
jgovernor this afternoon an official copy
?I the governor's reply, "but it is understood
that it reads somewhat as
J. lioyij
j fc'Hon. Thos. H. Peeples, Attorney
General, Columbia, S. C.?
Dear Sir: Your letter on the 10th
jnst. has been received with re.
tonference to the concurrent resoluiion
of Mr. LaGrone and the reso- J
Jution of Senator Williams, both I
.concerning the Columbia canal.
\ "You give as your opinion that
the 'concurrent resolution of Mr.
LaGrone has not only no force of
law, hut does not express the senirpriftral
assembly, as
J Illlrin ui wv o"
the same did not pass, looking at
at, of course, from purely and simply
a legal point of view, and that
you are further of the opinion that
the resolution of Senator "Williams
lias no force of law,' and would
not justify you in proceeding in
the courts to enforce the right
of the state, standing alone.
"In view of your opinion, as
above expressed, I would not feel
warranteed in giving my direction
of this matter; and it seems to me
that the course to pursue would be
to make a report to the general -li..
itaii state it is i
asseminj, wu;lu jvu
your intention to make."
It is expected that this correspondence
will create a local sensation here,
as the matter is one which will oc- j
cupv a great deal of the attention of.
the approaching session of the general
assembly. As stated, it has not;
been given out officially either from'
fche# governor's office, or from the at- j
tornev general's office, but the facts !
are absolutely correct.
T>vic r?anal auestion was an issue
Sn the last gubernatorial campaign.1
Former Governor Blease and Senator1
McLaurin urging the rights of the|
state in various campaign speeches j
throughout South Carolina.
The whole question is whether or
not the right of the state shall he en-j
forced in the matter. That was what J
Mr. Blease and Senator McLaurin
urged the past summer, and that is J
what Attorney General Peeples put
up to Governor Manning, and what1
Governor Manning has turned down, j
The Record.
Newberry College. Newberry, Oct.
21.?One of the hardest fought foot .
ball games ever witnessed on the'
heme grounds was won by the In-i
dians here yesterday when Newberry
defeated Chick Springs by a score of j
If. to 7. The Chick Springs team put!
up a fight such as the best college'
teams in the State put up, but the
' * * - ? f n V* n
steauy vsewDernans were nut w uc
tampered with.
The feature of the Chick Springs
bunch was three pep and hard fight-'
ing in the first quarter of the game.
Hines deserves credit for his timely
fighting. For Newberry, . Taylor,;
Styles, Renken and Delmin showed
up in some sensational work, while
the work of the whole line was noticeable.
The line up:
v riilftV Gnrlntrfi
iWSlliams RE Moore
Styles RT Hanes
Wessinger RG Wilson
Brooks C Athon
Xi-ckles LG . Powe
Motsch LE .... Thompson
Delmin :.QB McCoy
Taylor LH Hines
Kennedy RH Page
Gotschel FB Townsend
Substitutions: Newberry, Moyer for
Williams. Officials: (Van Metre, Kentucky
State; Hipp, Citadel; Setzler,
The marriage of Miss Kate Dickert,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ' J. R.
Dickert. to James Louis McConnell of
Georgetown, was solemnized at 81
o'clock Wednesday evening at tbej
home of the bride's parents, 24011
Main street. A large gathering otf
friends were present and the out of
town guests were Mr. and Mrsfl
Thomas Estes of Uiiion; Mrs. Suber
of Newberry, Mrs. V. I. Clifton of
Charleston-, Miss Lucile Dickert of
Newberry, Miss Bertie McConnell of J
Georgetown, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith j
of Union <and Misses <jannon anu j
Beatty of Georgetown.
The guests were met by Dr. Mary
Liles Simms and Mrs. J. C. Elliott,
in the receiving line in the reception
room were Mrs. J. R. Dickert, Mrs.
Dan Smith. Miss Louise Dickert, Mrs.
Thomas Estes, Mrs. Suber and Mrs.
V. L. Clifton.
Mrs. Herbert Jolly of Union, a sis
ter of the bride, entered first, carrying
pink carnations. Then the bride,
entering with her father, was met at
the altar by the bridegroom, with his
best man, Mr. Browning of Georgetown.
The Her. Henry J. Cauthen of
Georgetown, assisted by tie Rev. D.
W. Keller of Columbia, officiated.
The large reception room was decorated
with smilax, Ivy, ferns, goldenrod
and large yellow chrysantke
mums. The yellow scnerne ?aa vm-.
ried out in all the decorations. The!
improvised altar was made of grace-!
ful ferns, goldenrod and cut flowers.
Back of this altar was the bower,
from which Miss Bertie McConnell,
sister of the bridegroom, presided at
the piano and timed the approach
of the wedding party with the wedding
In the long hall, decorated in smi- i
lax and cut flowers, was a punch
bowl, presided over by Miss Inez
"Rearden and Joe Martin and there!
the wedding presents were displayed.1
In the dinins: room the decorations
were iess elaborate but not less artis-:
tic. On the table was a crystal bowl j
of "beautiful ferns and cut flowers set j
in the middle of a handsome hand,
painted centrepiece.
. i
Serving a delightful salad and.
sweet course were Mrs. Biggot. Mrs. j
Keller. Mrs. Elliott. Miss Elliott and;
Mrs. Bearden.
. The bridegroom 1s a successful
young business man of Georgetown.
The bride is popular with a wide circle
of friends by whom she will be
sincerely missed. She wore a tailored
suit of dark blue broadcloth, trimmed
in gray fur, with bat and shoes!
* ? -1- T T ? ? Vrti. s* ?i Ti-io n /\f '
lO maicil. na JUuquct r> ao UL Ui lut
roses and maiden hair ferns. Inm-'
mediately after the ceremony the:
your? couple left for a bridal trip of,
several days, after which the will be!
at tome in Georgetown.
Friction Between Agents Under SmithLever
Act and State Agricultural
Columbia, Oct. 17?Hidden undei
the surface of the statement issued this
morning by E. J. Watson, commissioner
of agriculture of South -Carolina,
and president of the National Association
of the Commissioners of Agriculture,
for the meeting of the executive
committee of that body in Washington
on Friday of next week, the 28t'n,
are smouldering antagonisms which
may at any time burst into one of the
u ~ ~ ~nnlilinol hottloo invnlvitlcr flip
UlpgCSl ... V. . ...g
Sdtes Rights that has swept the United
States in some years.
The fricion between the agents
working under the Smith-Lever extension
act arid the departments of
agriculture of the various States has
been apparent for sometime. While
nothing has been given to the public
it is known that the matter has Deen
(taken to Secretary Houston of the De.
I partment of agriculture by the com.j
missioners of agriculture, but that official
has either been powerless to do
anytmng or lguurea tue L-uuiywima uj.
the various State officials. Seeing that
there was no hope of getting anj
action from the head of the Agricul|
tural Department the commissioners of
agriculture are now going to take the
matter direc to the President at Sha
ow Lawn.
I; Watson's Seasons.
| Commissioner Watson in his statement
as to why he had called the
meeting of the executive committee
said that "there has arisen lack of cooperation
between federal State agents
a num'ber of whom are not natives and
are unfamiliar with local conditions,
and the executive branches of the
State governments. On in his statement
occurs this highly significant
part: "The elective heads of these
executive departments, represents
tiie masses of the people, deplore this
tendency, and feel that great good to
the nation can come from the provisions
of the Smith-Lever act when
its operation is confined to the avowed
purpose of the >act as expressed in its
own terms, and operated in full co-?
operation with all agencies in the
several States."
Commissioner Watson in his guarded
statement as to the reasons moving
the commissioners of agriculture of
the various States to take their grievances
to the President, says: "The
members of the association for some
time have felt that it was the part
of wisdom to talk the matter over
with President Wilson, disclaiming
any political significance in the whole
Asked specifically if there was any
friction between the federal agents
in this State, the various county demonstration
men under Prof. W. W.
Long/of Clemson College, and his de,
partment, Col. Watson said he haa
nothing to do in this matter, that the
request for the meeting in Washingfmm
other States. "If
IU.U iiau v^uuiu ...?
there i3 'any need for the matter 1
can take care of myself," said the
commissioner of agriculture, declining
tc be brought into a discussion of the
situation in South Carolina.
Questions People Are Asking".
"Are the. federal agents trying to
encroach on or sidetrack the various
State .agricultural departments? Are.
they "butting in" on matters with
which they are not concerned and
n f>,a oTiotw often, before
SOOVB ail 10 lug vuM'ctv)
made and broadly hinted at, indirectly,
in the call for the executive committee
meeting of the State commis
sioners of agriculture, that the SmithLever
agents, constitute a big political
machine which, constaly are wraping
themselves around State politics,
true?" are some of the questions
which the public has in mind and
which they would like to sen answer
?-11 man <sqirJ here
6Q, as one wen ivn-v TV II UiWi* k>w?. v.
this morning. "Turn oi* the light,"
said this observer, who appeared to
be on th'i "inside" of the matter.
If the commissioners of agriculture
cannot get their grievances redressed
by the President they may go
to Congress. This is mere supposition,
but observers here this morning
w-ere pointing this out as the only
logical thing to do.
That there has been friction and resentment
over this situation has been
known to those close in toucn wuu
the situation fcr some time.
(Whether there .will be a "kick
back" from Washington to South Carolina
politics over this matter remains
to be seen. ^Congressman Lever, one
of the authors of the Smith-Lever extension
Act. is thought to be grooming
for the United States Senate two years
hence and this situation is full of poi
litical dynamite.
W. F. Caldwelld.
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.Strike in France, Gaiicia and Dobrutija
?ith some Suciess. j
Iii France, Gaiicia and in the
Dobrudja region of Roumania arnnen
{ oi the central powers have successiu
11 y taken the offensive against their
I opponents. They also are holding
the entente allies in check in nortnern
Macedonia and are continuing the
lighting on the Trans.*ivania-Kour.ania
Crown Prince Rupprecht of Vavaria,
asuining the initiative on the
Somme front, in France, has. accord
j ing to the Berlin war office, recaptured
from the British the greater parr
I of the positions won from txie Gerj
mans October 18 between Aucuori
I I'ALbaye and Le Barque, between the
Poziers?Bapaume road and toward
Beaucourt. The Germans also have
successfully withstood British attacks
near Courrelette and LeSars and on
the ro;:icres-Bapauame road. Paris
reports only artillery activity on th?
Somme front, but London chronicles
the repulse, with heavy cosuulties of
a flprman attack in rhe Thienval re- !
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On the eastern front the Teutonic
forces have stormed Russian positions 1
en the left bank of the Narayuvka
river, southwest of Lemberg, and held "
the conquered ground against counter-;
attacks. Fourteen officers and 2,050
men and 11 machine guns were taken
here by Prince Leopold's troops.
In Volhynia the fighting continues
with varying results, both the AustroGermans
and the Russians claiming
repulses of attacks on various sectors. I
To the north of Kiselin a stubborn j
battle is being waged with no decision
h'-ving yet been reached.
.Field Marshal von Machensen again
has resumed his drive toward the
?on?;tanza?Bucharest railroad in
Dobrudja. "While Berlin reports tne
.^. tmg their as "livelier," Bucharest
admits that the Roumanian left wing
along the Black sea coast has been '
thrown back. Petrograd reports that
the Teutonic attacks were repulsed
with heavy losses and that the battle
Dniimoniin armies are fiarhting
? lie ivvuuiuu?uu w _
hard to drive the troops of the central!
powers back through, the frontier;
passes into Transylvania. Bucharest'
reports the beginning of an offensive!
in the Oituz valley northeast of KroiT- J
stadt, and the taking of Mount Surul,'
east of the Rothenthurn pass, soutlij
of Hermunnstadt. {Attacks in the
Bran defile and the Trotus, Uzul and |
Alt v-alleys were repulsed by the Rou- j
While Paris says the Servians have
captured the town vt Velyezelo north
of Brod, in the regioh marked by the
bend in the Cerna river in southern
Servia, Berlin declares the offensive
there has come to a halt before the
I stand of th.e forces of the Central,
powers. j
(Violent fighting continues on Monte
Pasubio, in the Trentino region, with
Rome and Vienna both claiming slight
German submarines operating in
the Mediterranean have sunk two
British, ships bound lor Salo'niki with
supplies. The sinking of three other
vessels, two of them of neutral nationality,
by German u-boats is re.)
ported from London.
His Prayers Wer* Answered
'? ? >><* QAIlthwMt.
We were livmg m ~
For weeks and months we had had no
rain. Every day big, promising-look-1
ing clouds rolled up, broke apart and
drifted away. Streams were dried up,
vegetation was burning and life was
well-nigh unbearable to man and 'beast, j
From twelve to eighteen inches of
sand and dust covered the highways; !
gnats m de life hideous; heat parched
'our skin and throats. Rain was the
! only relief and rain we did not get.'
Every night at bedtime four-year-old
Robert on 'bended knees by his little
white bed asked God: "Please don't
forget to send a nice, cool rain."
One day the big black clouds rolled
I up as usual, but we noticed that they
j were all fringed with green. Pretty
j i
soon a big wind sprang up and leveled
small houses and 'barns, 'broke down
trees and scattered chickens, ducks,
straw and haystacks all over the coun|
try. A big hail followed the wind
1 and then came the rain?a perfect
! deluge! Streams rose clear out or
J their banks and the water came creepI
ing over the fields and toward the
i houses and cattle pens; pretty soon
j it had flooded the yard and was nearly 1
| to the door.
j Small Robert ttok a survey of the
I situation and then in a small, fright-,
. ened voice said: "Daddy, don't blame
I i
it all on me. God had ought to know-,
| eJ a small kid like me didn't need
| such an awful big rain."?Denver j
Small For It's Size.?A diminutive
dog that had been presented to the
late Congressman Legare, of South
Carolina, was the cause of much astonishment
on the p.irt of a native
Legare was taking the tiny dog j
heme, says the Philadelphia Tele- j
graph, when the mountaineer stopped
"Are it a regular dog?"' the man
1 V/ii
I have a
Fords comim
Touring C;
Don't fail
P. B. (
Whitmire, S<
I .
I State As
I and Me
October 23 to 0
Greatly Redu
Tickets will be sold Oc
And trains scheduled
before noon October
ber 30ti
In addition to regular ti
be operated October 2t
ing sch
Leave Greenwood
Leave Ninety Six
? ^>1 11 .
I .Leave cnappens
Leave Silverstreet
Leave Newberry
Leave Prosperity
I Leave Pomaria
Leave Peak
Leave Alston
Arrive Columbia
RETURNING: Leave Colum
Excursion tickets incl
(Fair G
Continuous and attractive st
noon ;md evening, including b;
cultural parades, high class vai
fancy dress balls, crowning of {
Iotiier amusement.
For Excursion Fares and other
W. E. McGEE, A. G.
S. H. McLEAN, D. I'.
"Yes, it's a -Ch? Well, I can't pro- ^
nouce it's n..me, but it's some kind of
a Mexican dog."
"Just a pup I reckon."
"No, it's full grown."
"j'ATell," opined the mountaineer,
shaking his head, "that's the least dog
1 i ever seen at one time."
, B .
car load' of /
g this week.
ars 386.90.
to get one.
mth Carolina
^ m m
[ricuitural I
chanical I
3IA, S. C. I
ctober 27, 1916 I
ced Fares Via
tober 21st to Oct. 26th
to arrive in Columbia
27. Final limit Octol,
v ttv a
rains, special trains will
> and 26 on the folio wedules:
.6.38 a. m $3-3?
.7 00 a. 111 3.05
.7.20 a m." 2.75
.7:50 a. ra 2.40
.8.10 a. m 2.20
..8.33 a* m 2.05
.. X 48 a. m 1.8^
,. 9-00 a. in 1.70
.. 9 05 a. m 1.70
10.00 a m.
bi? 8 30 p. m.
ude one admission to
reet entertainments every afterand
concerts, floral and agriideville
acts. Open air balls,
2ueen of the Jubilee and many
mtormation apply to agents or
P. A., Columbia, S. C.
A., Columbia, S. C.

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