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IjpfOne Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1915. Established 1891. |
I COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS
SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS
1 \ IN VARIOUS SECTIONS.
News Items Gathered All Around the
? . County and. Elsewhere.
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W- unrnarac tiicmngs,
JV;-C;??> Ehrhardt, Dec. 21.?The first snow
,v of this winter began falling Monday
- afternoon about one o'clock, the
heaviest fall, for a while, in several
Christmas is in full swing now, all
^ v the stores are well stocked with toys,
fruits, fireworks, etc., in fact every
article that one needs to make a
-merry Christmas merry for himself
and friends. Everything is somewhat
ahead of last Xmas. This
change is due to the advanced price
,?f cotton this season.
\ Some are stfl1 looking after their
express packages; these packages are
-usually marked "Glass?Handle with
I,-. Car&~ Tis instruction is for the express
company's employees. How
kSS ^ -should it be labeled for the one whom
it is expected to furnish such a merry
If, We all hope that the yuletide will
' rivprF''?. |
7\. ' not have a single mishap to mar thej
S enjoyment of anyone.
* We wish to compliment Thej
Iff^: Herald's editors and their corps of
workers for their effort in getting out
itfye "Xmas Edition" last week. It
, was an honor to?the county and all
^^itheir subscribers were agreeably surprised.
Rev. Mr.- P. S. Felder arrived
;; . fit the: parsonage last Thursday to
begin work in his new pastorate, as
V our Methodist minister. He gave us
I * jy fcable serm^n ^unday evening, leavvi
^ ifi^gyilpnd^ for Summerton, S. C., to
I . spend the holidays at home. He will
-ill; return^fethe first of January, ac
IE. Folk and little daugh5,
returned home today afweeks'
visit to her sister,
Rice, of Holly Hill.
Mrs. J. M. Smith, Afrs. J.
i, Messrs. S. W. Copeland,
ns, and J. M. Kirkland atSou
them Gommescial conlarleston
P. Pate and children, of
. C*, arrived last Saturday
i holidays at her old home,
la Sally has left for her
>odford, S. C., to enjoy the
She is Ehrhardt's profiinstructor.
1. H. Fraser, F. H. CopeC.
Paysinger motored to
last Thursday evening on
isiness trip, returning the
Mrs. B. V. Kearse, Mrs.
r and Prof. S. C. Paysingthe
reception last Thurs
i ! day at the hope of Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Glover, at Walterboro, given in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Glover,
' wha-were married the day before at
i Kearse's Methodist church.
V u/. Prof. Karl Kearse, who has been
teaching school in Marlboro county,
is at home for the holidays.
^ Mr. R. L. Farrell, of St. Augustine,
||; FJa., arrived Saturday on a visit to
: - > his son, Mr. J. J. Farrel and his
daughter, Mrs. J. L. Copeland.
? Don't forget the date of the Xmas
^>?-?it^^--CoDeland's hall, December 29.
- -J JIIA-good time is assured,
j Mr. C. H. Fraser, who has been
. Ji with the Ehrhardt grocery store for
quite a while, leaves this week to accept
the . position as assistant postmaster
v Mrs. Joe L. Hiers, of Cordova, was
down last week visiting her mother,
* : Mrs. Maggie Simmons.
' Mrs. Arthur Baxter and Miss Inez
:rHutson spent Saturday night and
fV Sunday with Mrs. Baxter's mother,
, Mrs. T. W. Dannelly, of Hughes.
Dance at Ehrhardt.
V The Ehrhardt Social, club an-j
V;:; nounces that its annual Xmas ball!
3will be held on Wednesday evening,
Pz-f''? December 29th, in Copeland's hall.
[>" ' Bearden's orchestra, of Augusta, will:
"% furnish music.
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Spring Branch Sprays.
Spring Branch, Dec. 21.?Misses
Lottie and Minnie Crider were the
guests of Misses Clara and Reba
S.j v O'Quinn last Sunday.
We are very sorry to learn that the
little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
; Sandifer has been so ill for the last
few days. We hope that he will soon
be well again.
t Little Mildred Smoak is just up
^ from a severe illness. We hope that
She will soon be able to be at school
There will be preaching at Spring
Branch Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
NO POWER TO REMOVE SHERIFF.
Tribunal Orders Reinstatement oi
Columbia, Dec. 21.?Holding that
the legislature was without power to
authorize the indefinite suspension of
a sheriff for neglect of official duty,
the supreme court in a unanimous
decision yesterday ordered the reinstatement
of W. W. Huckabee as
(sheriff of Kershaw county. Mr.
Huckabee was suspended several
months ago by Gov. Manning on the
charge that he had refused to enforce
the whiskey laws. Isaac C. Hough
was appointed to succeed Mr. Huckabee
by Gov. Manning.
"The result is that the governor,"
cpncludes the opinion, "had no power
to suspend* or remove the petitioner
or to appoint the defendant in his
"The judgment of this court is that
the attempted suspension of the. petitioner
and the appointment of the
defendant, Hough, in his place were
without authority of law and %of no
effect, and that the petitioner is entitled
to exercise the duties of his
office of sheriff of Kershaw county."
The opinion was written by Associate
Justice Hydrick and concurred
in by the other four justices of the
Manning to Abide by Court's Order,
Columbia, Dec. 21.?Gov. Manning,
after heading the decision of the supreme
"When I was inaugurated governor
last January I took an oath to preserve,
protect and defend the constitution
of this State and of the
United States^ The constitution con|
fers upon the supreme court the duty
of determining the constitutionality
of acts of the legislature. *
"Section 841 of the code reads:
'Any constable, deputy constable,
sheriff or magistrate who shall' neglect
or refuse to perform the duties
required by this chapter shall be subject
to suspension by the governor/
"Acting under this provision I suspended
the sheriff of Kershaw county
for neglect of duty. The supreme
court has held that section 841 of tfc?
oode is unconstitutional insofar \?
it relates to the office of sheriff, and
I shall do what I expect every other
citizen to do, whether as an official
or private individual, to respect the
decisions of the supreme court and
to obey its decrees without question/1
THE ST. NICHOLAS OP JAPAN.
Reverence for Jizo, the Children's
Friend and Protector.
Among the Buddhists in Japan it is
believed that the souls of children go
after death to Sui-no-ka-wara (the
stony riverbed) and there they remain
until they reach maturity undeT
the care of Jizo-bosatsu, who is represented
as a priest with a long cane
in one hand and a ball in the other.
He is said to stand in the centre of
the kawara, where he preaches to the
children as they pile up stones, one
for the salvation of their father, one
for the mother, the third for brothers,
the fourth for sisters, and the
fifth for their own salvation.
When night comes on and the wind
blows hard a gigantic evil spirit appears
and with a huge iron rod
knocks down the heaps of stones
which the children have made, and
they are so frightened that they run
to Jizo and hide themselves in the
big sleeves of his kimono, which have
a miraculous way of increasing in
size according to the number of children
who seek refuge. Then the evil
spirit disappears and the children begin
again the work of heaping up
Passing through cemeteries in
Japan one sees tombs that have the
image of Jizo carved upon them, as
the parents take that way of gaining
the special favor of Jizo for their
children, and one will see little piles
of stones built up by the parents and
brothers and sisters of the children
with the hope of helping in the tedious
work of the little ones in the
- Breaking the glass in a new fire
alarm box intended for hotel or office
building rooms permits the alarm to
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UC SU UliUCU ctllU IX ccs a mc cotapc
rope and harness.
by Rev. Walter Black, our pastor for
the coming year.
It seems as if the Christmas holidays
are coming in with very cold,
We hope that our Sunday-school
will be better the coming year, as
we have a new preacher and are beginning
a new Sunday-school.
The public is cordially invited to
We wish everybody a.merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
ilN THE PALMETTO STATE
SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS
KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
, Stat? News Boiled Down for Quick
*4T J IIAnr.yvn?n
iuru auu naiipcmugs.
William Johnson and Lee Barnett
are in jail at Spartanburg, charged
with arson, it being alleged that they
1 attempted to burn their way out of
! the calaboose at' Cowpens several
t days ago.
Maj. T. T. Hyde was elected mayor
of Charleston in the general election
in that city without opposition. Mayor
Hyde will enter- upoi the duties of
his office this week. He wilT serve
; four .years.
The Methodist church at Timmonsville,
valued at $12,000, was destroyed
by fire Monday night, the fire being
caused by defective heating apparatus.
The building was insured
' for $7,000.
An attempt was made to wreck the
. Carolina Special near Branchville
Monday night by placing an iron bar
in a switch. The special was delayed
, about 15 minutes while trainmen removed
T?iro in Qn^rtanhnrfr nn Mnnrlav
. night, destroyed property valued at
more than $30,000. One store was
. completely gutted and several other
stores and offices were more or less
- seriously damaged by the flames. The
. origin of the fire is unknown.
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McCormick county has come into
being, voters in the territory which
will be embraced by the neiv county
having, on Tuesday, by a vote of
about 4 td 1, decided upon its forma- j
tion. The new county embraces portions
of Abbeville, Greenwood and
.Only 14 Spartanburg county citi1
zens have paid a State income tax]
this year as compared with 42 last i
year. The county auditor has writ- j
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ten Viovernor manning asking men, a |
list of the federal income tax payers
of that county he furnished him
in order that he may require all ofj
them to also pay a State income tax.
R. O. Jones, a liquor salesman of
Savannah, Ga., has been indicted by
the Beaufort county grand jury,
charged with attempting to bribe Pat
Wall, a member of the Beaufort^
county dispensary board, to use his
influence with the board to have
them buy their liquor supplies from
houses represented by Jones. Mr.
Wall went before the grand jury and
exhibited $5 6 which he said had been
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given Ilim uy uuiitxj wim wnt; uuuci - i
standing that he would do what he
could to place the dispensary board's
orders with Myer, Pitts & Co., of
Baltimore, Md., a concern represented
by Jones. A bench warrant has
been issued for Jones and the governor
of Georgia will be asked to honor
a requisition for his return to Beaufort.
What They All Say.
rvl T h /\rv/\ T* All OA f /"X >11 r\ ;
illIIIpiU,* CJ 1 nu^c ?> wet save ouniv
thin^ out of your salary, James?
Office Boy?Yes, sir; 'most all of it,
Employer (eagerly)?Do you want
j to buy an automobile cheap?
10,303,255 BALES GIXXED.
Compares With 13,072,229 Bales Gin|
ned Up to Same Period Last Year.
Washington, Dec. 20.?The. seventh
cotton ginning report of the season,
compiled from reports of census
i bureau correspondents and agents
| throughout the cotton belt, and isl
1 A n m tn/low onrirtiinpeH
i sucu at iv a. m., luuuj , uuuuuuvU?
! that 10,303,255 bales of cotton,
. counting round as half bales, of the
; growth of 1915, had been ginned
i prior to December 13. That com'
pares with 13,972,229 bales, or. 87.8
j iler cent, of the entire crop ginned
| prior to December 13 last year, 12,i
088,412, or 92 per cent, in 1913, and
! 11,854,541, or 92.2 per cent. R 1912.
; The average quantity of cotton ginned
prior to December 13 in the last ten
years was 11,476,189 bales, or 89.5
per cent of the crop.
1915, 1,098,226 bales; 1914, 1,328,482
bales, 85.1 per cent.; 1913,
1,276,428 bales, 90.0 per cent.; 1912,
1,128,850 bales, 92.2 per cent.
He Needed It.
The Widow (at the seashore) ?
Well, why don't you kiss me?"
Bashful Youth?I would, only I
have some sand in my mouth.
"Swallow it, young man; you need
it in your system."?Life.
When the ground is covered with
snow in at least one city in Norway
a trackless trolley car hauls as a
I trailler a passenger car mounted on
RATTLER MUCH MALIGNED.
Hated Reptile Not Nearly So Black j
as He is Painted.
Rare, indeed, are wild creatures of
this continent which are capable of j
causing the fear and respect that the I
A big part of the fear is unfounded.
He's dangerous, but there's no
| use of being frightened at him. In
the first place, he usually gives you
an unmistaken warning, a little buzzing
hiss which he makes with his
He gives his warning with a set
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of shell-like rattles on tne ena 01 ms
tail, by which he is most easily distinguished
from other snakes. It
used to be a common belief that the
snake added a rattle each year and
that you could tell his age by the
number of rattles. Now it is known
that sometimes he will grow threeh
rattles in a year and that old snakes
sometimes lose a rattle or two.
His color varies from yellowishbrown
to dark brown. The snake is
darkest just before he sheds his skin,
wrhich may be two or three times a
year. When he makes an attack he
doesn't "leap through the air," and
he cannot strike further than his ;
own length, usually not that far. i
Since the common rattle snake rare- ,
lv grows beyond five feet in length,
you see his range is limited. i
Xor is he so hungry for human !
flesh as most persons would imagine. 1
He's very well satisfied with his diet <
of mice, rats?yes, and sometimes a
squirrel or a rabbit. He eats enough i
J ??.-nnn moba Viini 1
mice cLIlU I tlLij t^VCI^ J cai l,u uiui j
the farmer's friend instead of a hated <
enemy. ' 1
SEND HOUSE TO EUROPE
TO ACT IX CAPACITY OF SPECIAL
MESSENGER FOR PRESIDENT.
Will Deliver Information on International
New York, Dec. 21.?Col. E. M.
House, connaentiai aaviser 01 rresident
Wilson, stated late today that
he will shortly sail for Europe at the
request of the president.
Col. House declared the sole purpose
of his trip would be to deliver
to certain American ambassadors information
regarding this government's
attitude on various international
matters now pending. He
denied emphatically that his trip will
in any way be a peace mission.
Col. House said he expected to sail
from here within the next two weeks
and probably would be in v Europe
about six or eight weeks.
"I am going to Europe at the request
of the president and the secretary
of State for the purpose of taking
information to some of our ambassadors,"
he said, "in order that
they may have a more intimate
knowledge of this government's attitude
regarding certain phases of in
ternational questions and in order to
obtain from them their point of view
on these matters.
Jflt is not advisable to bring home
at this time any of our ambassadors
from the belligerent countries. It
as been found impossible to convey
or obtain by cable or correspondence
quite the correct atmosphere."
Ready Print vs. Home Print.
There are approximately five thousand
(5,000) ready print papers in
this country. There used to be many
Foreign advertising in these papers
is run almost entirely on the
ready print pages. Rates in th^se
papers are quoted to advertisers at
an average of from 2 to 4 cents per
inch per paper, with a statement that
these ready print papers are the best
|, Advertisers desiring to use country
newspapers and not realizing the difference
between ready print and home
print papers, and, furthermore, not
knowing what fair rates' for foreign
advertising should be, are persuaded
to use ready prints. They do so and
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io Liieir cnagiiii niiu mm icsuno aic
far from satisfactory and that their
advertising is surrounded by patent
medicine advertising. Meantime they
are approached to advertise in home
print papers. These they are told are
the best country papers; but, having
been told the same thing dbout ready
print papers and not knowing anything
about country newspapers, they
are not sure which statement is correct.
But they ask for rates on home
print papers "by the hundred." They
are told that the space in home print
papers is not sold, that way, each paper
being a separate proposition.
They then ask for rates in the papers
of a certain State. The rates of the
home print papers in that State are
laid before them. To their great surprise
the rates average a little over
15 cents per inch per paper. They
say that this rate is preposterous and
that they have just as good papers offered
to them at from 2 to 4 cents
per inch per paper. The advertisers
say that they certainly will not pay
from four to eight times that amount,
and, anyway, they have found that
advertising in country papers does
not pay, and they do not like the
class of advertisers they were mixed
The net result is that many reputable
and excellent advertisers whose
country newspaper accounts should
be?and under proper conditions
would be?hundreds of thousands of)
dollars a year are lost to country publishers.
That is the harm done home print
papers by ready print advertising.?
RECALL OF DIPLOMATS.
Requests Made in But Eight Instances
in Country's History.
Boy-Ed and Von Papen will be
known as Nos. 9 and 10 on America's
blacklist' of diplomats. Their predeN
1. Citizen Genet, the French minister,
who was sent home in 1793 by
President Washington because he attempted
to fit out privateers in this
country to raid British commerce.
2. Marquis Casa Yrujo, Spanish
minister, who was given his pass
ports in 1805 for attempting to orioej
i Philadelphia newspaper to side .1
cvith Spain in a controversy with the J
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PROBE DEMANDED BY BYRNES. I .
Congressman Offers Resolution Directed
at the Congressional Union.
resolution asking an investigation
of an alleged "suffrage lobby" in
behalf of the Susan B. Anthony
amendment, ana directed particularly
at the Congressional Union for Woman
Suffrage, was offered in the
house today by Congressman James
F. Byrnes, of South Carolina.
The South Carolina member later
issued a statement asserting that
"since the opening of this congress ^
the house office building has been
visited by so many women lobbying
in the interest of this legislation that
the corridors have resembled the
shopping district in the days of mil- , [f:
Mr. Byrnes said it is currently reported
that a fund of $40,000 has
been raised in behalf of the Susan B.
Anthony amendment, and he would - ^
like to have (the house investigate ' M
how this money is being expended.
His resolution calls for a complete
house investigation of the activities
of the alleged "Suffrage Lobby."
Time of Members Consumed.
"One of the arguments in favor of .
equal suffrage," said the statement issued
by Mr. Byrnes, "has been that it
would tend to purify politics, and
among other things stop the use "of * t
money for the purpose of influencing
legislative bodies and the electorate.
"In view of this contention of the
advocates of equal suffrage, it is but/
fair to them to have the house in- ,
vestigate and ascertain whether it
is true that more than $40,000 has \ vJ|
been raised and many more thousands
are to be raised to influence the action
of congress upon the suffrage
Mr. Byrnes says it is not to be presumed
that the $40,000 is to be spent
for literature, and that if any .of the
money goes to employ agents to * ^
lobby, congress ought to know it. He i M
continued: % 'IS
"The time of members Is being /
taken up by women who visit their
AAM AM J 1 A K k .. f Vi in rt rtn yl 1>^ An
I unites auu iuuu; tui iuis aiuuuuuicuv^
and congress is entitled to/ know
whether they are paid agents or volunteers
in. the service. When the
Mulhall investigation was ordered'
there was much less evidence of lobbying
and buttonholing of congressmen
in the interest of tariff legislav,
tion than there is today in the interest
of the suffrage amendment.
Blacklist of Congressmen.
"It is true that a blacklist of congressmen
was prepared by the Manufacturers'
association for the supposed
purpose of intimidating congressmen,
bu.t it is reported that this
is also being done by the Congressional
Union, and an ^investigation will
disclose whether,the money being ^ v 11
raised is to be used for such^ a purpose.
Even if this money be used
legitimately, it is unfair for the country
to receive the impression that the
advocates of the suffrage having confidence
in the merits of their proposed
legislation, yet find it neces- ' --vM3
sary to raise $50,000 t6 $100,000 to
induce ohis congress to consider it."
Congressman Nolan,, of California,
asnea tne nouse loaav to iaKe a iuminute
recess that Miss Francfes
Jolliffe and Sara Bard Fields, two
Western suffrage leaders, might address
the house on woman suffrage.
This plan, which required unanimous
consent, was promptly nipped when
Congressman Page, of North Carolina,
objected, and the suffragists did
not come on the floor.?Washington
William Kinsler, of Ohio, who was - J
committed to the State asylum for the
insane from Anderson some time ago,
has escaped from the intitution.
United States. -vjj
3. F. J. Jackson, British minister,
was recalled by request of this government
because he charged bad
faith against the State department in
! it UipJUIIIiiLXC Ul&CUSOlUU.
4. M. Pouissiii, a French minister,
was handed his papers in 1849
because he was impertinent to the
secretary of State and announced ? J
that he would go to other sources for
information. , ~J|
5. Mr. Crampton, the British minister,
was handed his passports in
1855 for attempting to recruit men
for service in the Crimea.
6. Lord Sackville West, the British
minister, was handed his passports
in 1888 for advising persons to
vote against Grover Cleveland for thewhite
7. Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish
minister, was sent home at the outbreak
of the Spanish war in 1898.
8. Dr. Constant!n Theodor Dumba
was recalled in September last as
o rflonH nf hie fl.ttpmnt. to
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cripple American munitions plants.
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