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A HE RALD.
Wimi. 4 -=~r
AK OOSHE, - - - EDITOR
TZRMS, IN ADVANCE:
INNSBORC. S. C.
Friday, February 8. ' 191
It does very well to talk abo
the buried political feelings of te
years ago till it comes to the ap
propriatwioi to the South Caro
lina flge. Then the old spirit
is minifested again by cutting
the appropriation asked for.
Hon. Jno. G. Wolling and Prof,
M. E. Bethea are in the bouquet
throwing business. The formei
has declared upon the floor ol
the hoise that the latter has thE
best school in Fairfield county,
and the latter sings the praises
of the former as the best trustee
in South Carolina.
The presidents of church in
stituticns who are willing tc
serve their church at far smallei
salaries than they can get else
where deserve the highest com
mendation for the nobility oJ
their service. But such high ser
vice should not be minimized b3
endeavoring to force other colleg
presidents to do involuntaril3
what these men so nobly do vol.
- The suggestion made in thes
columns that the municipal demo
cratic club be discontinued haf
met a hearty approbation on the
part of several. The club as men
tioned was first organized for th<
purpose of shutting the negro ou1
of politics. It has served its pur
pose well-so well that it neve>
again will have to face the prob
lem of its early days. Now thai
the negro is no longer in it ani
-the fight is wholly within th<
ranks of the w.ites, the questiox
is what is the best method o:
conducting our municipal elec
The club is especially adapted t'
organizations voting- as a uni
against the unity of an opposing
-organization. For this very rea
son, therefore, it is. not, prop.or'lj
suited for 'those divided among
thems~~j~must-xeeds -be the
asr ,,1i peoyle The
ons that will getfthe
most representative expression
from-the citizens of the town.
The ver natuire'obthe club
er~lude ah possibilities of this
ga&~ Our etit system of regis
die, on also brings the election
'thin too narrow limits. The
5-'. -only other source of relief is the
primary.- As compared with the
club it affords a better oppor
* tunity for men to present 'the
measures for which they stand.
The voting .is. more individual
that is,'the probabilities of vot
ing in cliques is' greatly reduced.
There is more system and order
about the nomination. The
number of voters is greaty in
The advantages are so decidedly
in favor of the primary plan that
it strikes us that it would be a
wise p lan for the club to meet and
What can Winnsboro do to add
to its prosperity is a question that
would be answered by various in
dividuals in varying ways. We
wish here to suggest what im
presses us as the most imperative
demand of the hour.
There is nothing that so con
tributes to the success of a town
as good streets and good roads
leading thereto. This great foun
- dation principle for municipal
prosperity has been and is still
being acted upon by one of our
neighboring towns. At a recent
meeting of the commercial club
says the Rock Hill Herald:
A proposition was made by Dr. T.
Crawford for the busimess men and
citizens of Ro~ck Hill to contribut e t wo
thirds of the cost of a e w rock crusher,
the city council having agreed to pay
the other thirdrthe crusher to become
the property of the city council and to
be used exclasively in the cit y and by
the enanty commissioners when doing
any .ermanest work on the highways
ni v aiix miles of our city.
The-eenty OenOt now own such a
a cisher a. siu be used to advantage,
Ifused at ill, and it ia urged that-! be
piurchawdot such a machine 'as is pro
prosed will permit the county chain
-gang, when it is removed 'to this town
ship, te do its work 'permanlently and
much More of it. The meeting seemed
to be very much interestedl in t be prop
ouition and on motion of Mr. W. J.
Boddey the scheme was endorsed by a
unanimous vote. On motin, Mr. R. 1(
Fewell, the chairdian, was antharized
to appoint a comuiftee of three citi
zens to secure the donation of such an
amount of money as may be necessary
to carry the project into effect.
There is the wisdom of ex
peience in the above wise action
of the business men of a town
that has been remarkably singu
lar. for its business push and
pride. The old crusher has done
its work and aew one must now
be broighfInto service. Already
bonded ~ to the constitutional
liiMit, the only source of 'relief is
the enerosity of her business
mf. ht a commentary is it
44;1aAi -miness foresight that
they at once take steps to pro
ide the necessary means for. pro
uring the indispensable crusher!
e rich dividend arising from
the previous investment in streets
and roads prompts them to in
vest more largely for still richer
dividends from the same source.
Compared with Rock Hill,
Winnsboro has the decided ad
vantage of not being impeded by
the limited bonded indebtedness.
She therefore has the choice of
selecting between, the issuing of
bonds and the securing of private
subscriptions. It matters not
how this money is raised, just so
it is forthcoming. The duty of
improving our-, streets is too im
perative to be overlooked; the
matter of working the roads lead
ing to town has been neglected to
the detriment of every business
interest of the community. As
an illustration of this statement,
we heard a business man say the
other day that an old and valua
ble customer of his had this year
gone to another town to buy his
fertilizers. Why? Simply be
cause the roads leading hereto
were such that it made it better
for him to buy elsewhere. What
has happened to this one mer
chant in this one instance has
happened in thousands of instan
It is a matter of pleasure, how
- ever, to sta*e that there are men
in town who are considering the
actton herein proposed. Two
business men were heard to say
L the other day that they would
contribute good sums towards this
desired end. Others no doubt
are ready to join with them.
Those who are already ready for
action should take the lead and
start the ball rolling. - Letr i
come together and devise w~y
Sand means for iwdrktngidt61
all the roadaddin-leietb. Ell
Ud'ilhe t~to Wst
citizens of no1j0fO
The House Tuesday voted $200,000
1o the old soldiere...
A charter ha. teen-granted for the
building ot a road from Taraway,* 1
C., to Walhalla, S. C.
The bill for lb. election of county
dispensers by the people bas been in
State colleges are not to be insured
an other State public buildings.
The House in~definitely postponed
Mr. Thomas' bill in regard to the in
Mr. Thomas' bill providing for a
county solicitor was indeflhiitely post
Chattel mortgages of less than 8200
are not to be recorded, but must be
$10,999 was vot ed for the erection of
a steward's hall at the South Carolina
The bill to domesticate railroad cor
porations has paused it. ;bird reading.
Cotton mill stocks are made realty
by the passage of the Henderson bill.
Charlesten bas been given certlain
marsh lands for the naval station.
The bill provriding for a State geolo
gist has passed.
The Richards' bill exempting gradu
ates of the Charleston Medical Co!!ege
from standing the examination has
The following appropriations were
made to Winthror': $43,276'.for run
ing expense., $6,450 fQr scholarships,
and $20,940 for completion of domi
The Citadel and the State Colored
College both got the amounts asked
for, the former $25,000, and the latter
At the close of Wednesday's session
the Senate was considering the child
labor bill of Mr. Marshall, and the
House was just taking up Mr. Autin's
bill to appropriate $100,000 to the pub
Tbe wide tire bill has stuck in- the
mud for t bis session.
J W. Bolts, the colored member,
presented in an able manner an amend
ment to the pension bill to.give to the
serv uts of the old veterans $50,000
Ii was not acted upon.
$1,319 wras appropriated to the de
partment of education to defray ex
penses of public pIpting which the
law requires andsfor which there was
After a hard fgbta4he House voted
the South Ca-olint Cofrge $25 000,
thougb the.trustee, asked for $28,107.
TO GET BID OF THE DOGS
Yr. Edior: It has always surprised
ie that the average legislator cannot
be. brought to realizs the immense
damage that the people of the Sta e,
especially the farmers, have suffered
from the multitudeof dggs-that infest
the country; and shoukl be deterred
from legislating npon the- subject for
fear of losing the vote of the poor.
man, whose chief 'love, they seem to
think, is the "yaller dog."
i believe that the large majority of
'he people of the State greatly favor a
dog law. In discussing the.mattei
with hundreds of people I haxve met
only one man who'ohjecied to a law,
taxing dogs. I- beieve if such a law
were once tried it would meet with
almo-t univerEal approval, as was the
case with the "no fence law" which
the writer was first in the Sta:e to ad
vocate and also helped to enact.
The do evil has increased' imp-rcept
ibly:;- so that many do not stop to con
sidor the enormity of it. Before tM
war no legislation was needed; for the
whites kept the number of dogs within
safe bounds, so that the rearing of
*aceep was little interfered -with, and
rabies was almost unknown. Before
the war I ne fer heard of any human
being dying of. hydrdphobia in Fair
field but one, and that occurreA 100
'yeartkgo Since-tbe war there have
already;'been 5 or 6 dearhs from this
cause in this county alone, and it is
cqmma;lohef a aluabl:ifs lost
from hydrophobia or only saved by
resort toi Pasteur Institute..
At the cldse ifl'the-war- Major T. W.
Woodward, the boot lover of dogs in
tbis.confity, did, aot.beliove that there
was -such a disease rabies, yetIn a
few .ears iattearaWdr ldst sevErai
Qacks of vfaibs hunting'dogs and
since that timsh0ess been an earnest
'advocate of i laI that . would reduce
the number of Vdgr. This only mad
dog I ever hear4-of before the war,
was killed after 6 ren of about 50 uiles
in which co'rse 'he'. bit a good mani
cows and hogs, but only one or two
A run of that distance now would
innoculate possibly 100 dog'.
The rearing of sheep is now almost
abandoned; but a law causing tbd re
duction of the nuber of dogs to about
one-third the- present number would
give such iecurity4that first one farimer
and then another would begin to keep
sheep, so tlat iq- man es there
.vuld- be handp ' sheep where
how'ihetp isios o Old abapdpned
(i4dgisbuld be "'lized with lneep
u tt.. O&riggI2 fertility restored
syd thegrusketfj era from comiitry
t twi-*onrd -be nme what stayed.
TherWb i1obabty 000 aci-es out.
o i39'n aifed t are worth
~din'n be rest ed by sheep,
utder*bogdsf the Scolpzh say there
- 86&Go~ John Br ton b
abi afte ' .~e, he
'of 1I wool and
sd'hitil nereased to
avnicparehaoed n etbet
exc t.s'enth Down buck as.i
and had enriched 30 aeres-of extrem~
poor Land, so that it produced -:
pounds of cotton to the scea
wihstauding the great profit he.
ierived from sheep, some years befns
he died the increase of dogs and oth;
enmies of sheep compelled him s
gie up the business. -
Besides robbing hens' nests, the halft
starved negro dog destroys ths eggso~i
wild turkeys, partridges and inuectivoi
rons birds like the bulibat, which are
now aim -a 0xterminated 'and other
grouna-li.aa i. irde. I think that S
law, requiring owners of bitches to
purchase from county auditor4 a collar
yearly for each bitch, paying $5 for
same, would in a year or two greatly
dimidish the numb.?r of vicious .dogs
andeucanrsge the owning of bunting
and other useful dogs. Valuable
biches would then be kept and -all
others would be killed. It is beliejed
that a large msjority of the dogs kept
by the negroas are female.
A great advantage of this law is its
easy enforcement. Also the amount
paid into the treasury would probably
be ten times'as much as is now col
lected on doga (about $4,000) for not
more than half of them are returned
for taxation. G. H. Mcblaster.
For the Guidance of County Pension
Boards, as Auth'orized by Act Approved
leth Frebruary, 1900
Do not use old blanks, but those
prepared under [Act 1900. They will
be designated by "Application under
Act of 1900."'
It will be necessary for every old
pensioner to make a new application,
exactly as if they were applying for
'the first time.
The county boards are cautioned to
proide the applicants with blanks
initable to his or her individual case.
The Stae board will not consider ap
plcations where this rule has not been
* lass A.-Those who as al resu t of
iounds received in the war are phy
sically helpless, or who while in such
service lost both arms, or both legs, or
sight; or who are disabled by paraly
s and are unable to make a living,
and whose income d'ors not excied
$150.00. This does not incinde so'
era whose disabilities ari-e from
diseases and causee arising ,since the
Class B.-Those who have lost one
rm or one leg and whose income does
not exceed $150 00.
Class C, No. 1.-Those soldiers and
sailors disabled b7 wonuods during the
war whose incomo does not exceed
Class U, ,N. 2.-Those who have
reached the age of sixty (60) years
and wbose income does not exceed
C. ass C, No. 3 -WId ,ws of those
who lost their lives while in the ser
vice of the Sate or Cou.derate tates,
avid whoe lic ime does i )t exceed
Class ., No. 4.-Widows above the
age of sUry (GO) years whose ineome
d es not exc .ed $110 00.
Property sufficient to p oduce $75 00
in applicant's or his wife's tame cebits
Where soldieri or widowa Uispo-e
OEf their property by giving or *vll n.!
to their ehildren, they are debari (.
Widows of pensioners who re marr.
are not entitled to pensions.
Pensioners who have mcved to
another State are not entitled to a pen
Bears tho The Kind You Ha" Always Bought
A SHOOTING SCRAPE.
Spartanburg bad a real sensation
Tuesday afternoon in the way of a
shooting scrape between E. B. and
A. B. Dean. The latter was chief of
police and fired one shot. which entered
the formers' elbow, imflicting a pain
ful though not serious wound. The
two men were closely related, and thE
cause of the difficnIty was hard feelings
engendered in the race for sheriff last
summer between ex-Sheriff Dean and
CLAIMS APPROVED AT THS LAST MEET
1NG OF THE BOARD OF COUNTT
COMMnSSIONERs HELD fAN.
The following claiztn were examined
and approved on State Case Fund of
No. Am unt
79 Hugh S Wylie, $1,332 70
80 L L Bolick, 208
81 Dr SP,x ev, 550
82 Walker. E & Cogswell Co, 94
88 R B Hananan, 23 00
84- D A Broom, 15 00
85 J H A~ken, 1500
86 Winnsboro Printing Co, 27 40
87 R E Ellison, 1525
The following claims were examined
and approveri on Road and Bridge
Fund of 1900:
91 Ket chin Mercantile Co. $12 28
92 T C Leitner, 1 00
93 JnioA Kennedy, 1 64
94 Jas F Kennedy, 136
95 MoM as er~ Co, 95
96 J G Wol.ing, '66 85
27 H BTrapp, 1 68
98 WLD)Tidwell. 275
99 J MB -ntware, 6 0
R W Bridie, 1 50
10 U G DesPortes, 22 55
1 J-WRichar s
tha 7 20
-. fidn.'mswere examined
an eiu~ d on Poor House Fund of
e~c ster.o, S 75
L B-Rictirdson, 22 95
10 Ketcyin hiercantile Co, 16 44
11b7 J C -Buchinan, 15 00
1ITO0D Broom, 1 95
1fU G DesPortes, 14 09
12',UGl.De'Portes, - 16 15
113 T G Cameron, 16 67
114 Mansel McClintock, 14 60
115 John Woodward, 5 00
The following claims were examined
and approved on Public Building fund
116 R B Hanahan, $19 00
117 Rock Hil Supply Co, 2 00
118 Ketchin Mercantile Co, 8 00
119 Mc Ma-ter Co, 10 70
120 A D Hood, 7 96
121 Hugh S Wylie, 20 a2
I do certify that, the above statenuent
is a correct copy of claims approved
at the last meeting of the Uonnt3
Board of Comtmissioneau held on the
51st day of January, 1901.
2-8 County Supervisor F. '
An examination for teachers' certin-.
cates will be he'd in mycoflice Febt uary
15th at 10 o'clock.
W. L. ROSBOROUGHI,
Count y Supt. of Education.
Seven Per Cent Money.
W E C AN LEN D MSONEY ON IM.
proved farms at seven per cent. No
A. S. & W. D. DOUC'-L ASS,
Attorneys, Winnaboro, S C.
Aone asen"tiing askec an dcito uma
stfe. Oles a ee . ecrnpt rts
year-, four months, si. Sold byanl newsdealers.
YOU couldn't make
a better one.
- Because it embodies
and Success. 77;
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w c css. -Because Selz Shoes preserve
your health, save you money and enable you to
' pursue your daily duties with ease and freedom.
We sell them. All styles, all sizes, al
prices. Come and see.
ALSO STEP IN AND SEE SOME OF OUR NEW
SPRING OFFERINGS IN
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY THE FULL P
CHASING POWER OF YOUR DQLLAR
SPEND IT WITH
D. V. Walker & Co.
JUST RECEIVED! ,
-- ONE CASEAOF_ .7
Buists CeefRted GUdnSL
All Fresh and None Better. Also
Red and White Onion Sets..
Lauderdale & Bryson.
SI All persona holding eW -s1. ag 4.ut
the estate of Starke P..M*rt, de'
cored, will present the
undersigned, dfy T -
p r-Ons indehted to sd ie
make pay ment to he ndersied
8. G. M
A. S. AS W. D. 1nglass99
Wint sboro, 9. C.
NOTIO IS HERELC.
thatE Iwillapply tote JudWlI.
bate fr Fairfield County, on dateri
da of March, 1901, for a.conraco
r bi o bcharge & Executor of tb i.
Valer~irles.J. R. Al c Master, Sr., deceased, IsA
mieistraor of the esate ti
Maer, Jr., deMased, ad AAdROl
istrator de bonis nn of tWe dtgo
Herrit o. m cMater, detens.
T~1e 1-4rJOHN H. McHA8TZR.
All persons having ciwn .pln#
the cAta~eof TP. W. R-%*Iseaa, ;
rare herey nified to prnent
the urderRInd, daly aino.1; m
MJustE 1 atll persons indebed to aId estate
M ngMad1a opleteer~ ~
lerb reque-ted to nake payfent
An ~ ~ ~ ~G extr snplYoLGAS WR
TRE Klse adUIBe R CO. t: daate T. W. Raws, dec.
-,- aAdniinistrator' Notet.i
GRLELYr'LLE ai1 BREENILLE, S. C., All i-ersons; having claisagas
nadWitEn ithe esedte of Mr. Eliza W
ceased, are hereby notifaed topreen
Furnishes Ltuber, Building Materials them to te undersigned, duly attesed;
of all kinds, and are contractors and all persous itndebted to eaid 6stat
for brick or wood porics. are bercby requsted to make
Their representative, to te udersigned. e
Adcnr. Etate Mrs. Eliza W r, e&'d
da. Jf Mach 1901,, for-.2-4tis
is now in Winnsboro doinig work for w
the cotton mills and erecting several a B. Jackson
dwellings in towt.
Informatio6 will Me given b a Mr Contractor and Builder
Mc Roy at %% innsboro. 11-13-3m _______
i!toill gie prompt attento n to all
HustrReceived Direct from
1-e S \T JHFAcION GUARANTEED.
Algan pesn haoingcleie
line of OIO TIYQC I
th ertate f T. . R fr, -
isa aso ben aded o thA de art- erb cn n oti ied Bow rset thel o
3lu ad hie n eldall. psons Anet d sidnstato r
We orialy xtndan repreo bMOy e TO maepaLENt t
,t the goos to erv ne.he under __ign: __d.
rouk t shw hemor uce pice. A PIEPREOUGOTTWYLE
Ad.. EWat T.W.IGLERdc'd