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NEWS AND HERALD
WINNSBORO, K. C.
J. FRANK FOOSHE
Editor and Proprietor.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE:
six Months........................... .75
Wednesday, April 18, 1906.
Senator Johnson's Reply.
In another column is printed
the reply of Senator Johnson to
our editorial of last week taking
him to task for the manner in
which be secured certain legisla
ton in regard to the publication
of the reports of the supervisor
of Fairfield county. It is not al
all surprising that the very firsi
count in this reply is the charge
that the only reaso' for oui
objections to the new az:t is thal
it will cut us out of a part of oui
present revenue, if the courti
allow it to stand. It was not t(
be expected that Senator John
son would be willing to acknow
ledge it, even if he were not s(
blind as not to see it, that wha
we were criticizing was th
manner of his securing th<
legislation and the spirit prompt
ing it rather than the end sought
The term "'tater patch law'
should have carried with it tb
full suggestion that the method.
pursued were of the undergrounc
kind and by no means creditabb
to a representative of the countj
in either branch of the genera
assembly. Nor is there an
surprise at all that he in thit
reply gives less attention to thi
real issues than. be does to mak
ing references to the editor ani
the paper that are so characteri
sitic of the littleness of the on<
making them that they can bf
nothing else than ignored.
It is indeed strange that, i
the real spirit that promptei
this legislation, was that o:
economy and the protecting o
the interest of the people agains
a needless expenditure of th
public funds, such an importan
item of legislation should hav
been tacked on as a rider to T
bill that dealt with a wholly dif.
ferent matter. In this instance
we are quite willing to admii
~that the News and Herald failed
most egegiously in conveying tc
its readers the glad tidings thai
the taxpayers of Fairfield county
were to be saved sixty dollars a
year. It is not expected that at
editor or any one else should
have to read through all the acts
of the general assmbly in ordei
to find out what local legislation
has been passed. How Mr.
Johnson can reconcile the con
stitutionality of this act on the
ground that Fairfield was proba
bly mentioned in the title of the
original act is indeed a mystery,
as a reference to acts 405 or 769
will show that no such thing is
probable. If the constitution of
South Carolina means anything,
it means that this latest act is
wholly unconstitutional and iot
one sound argument is brought
forth to prove to the contrary.
It would be a matter of infor
mation, if Senator Johnson would
cite the decision of the supreme
court that makes unconstitutional
the law providing for the publi
cation of the reports of the su
pervisors. If that act is uncon
ititutional, why should he have
troubled himself to introduce
this latest act to set it at naught?
If that act is unconstiutional,
why has he not before this in
behalf of the tax-payers of the
county, whose interests he so
carefully guards, prevented the
payment of the claims for the
publication of these reports?
And should the courts declare
that act unconstitutional, Sen a
tor Johnson well knows that we
would be as morally bound to
return any money collected from
this source as he or any other
merchant would be, who has
sold goods to the county, the
purchase of which was not au
thorized by law. Advertising
space has fixed value as much
so as goods sold over the coun
It is certainly reassuring to be
told that the grand juries have
done their work from time to
time in such an excellent man
ner. If this is the case, why
this expense of having a special
commission making an investi
gation of Fairfield's financial
affairs? Echo answers why?
The well established doctrine
that publicity is the best pro
tection of the public treasury
can not be upset by the declara
tion that newspapers stand for
this publicity because of the reve
nue it brings them. The people
want to know fully about the
administration of the county's
financial affairs and they can
not and do not expect this ser
vice free. The National and the
State governments issue exhaus
ive reports of- the financial trans
actions of their various depart
ments.- Why nhanid there be
any exception when it comes to
the counties? If it is a narrow.
and selfish policy to stand for
publicity, we prefer to be on
the side that experience has
proven over and over is the
best safeguard of the public
Our stalking into the senate
chamber is easily enough ex
plained. The bills for the elec
tion that had been held on the
dispensary in the fall had been
placed by one of the commis
sioners in the hands of Senator
Johnson, so we were told by a
member of the house delegation.
Purely as a matter of business
we went to him to know if our
claim had been included in the
list of those approved; and, as
the commissioner was absent, if
he would kindly forward it to us
when the comptroller general had
issued the certificate for the
same. There was no asking of a
favor in this that any constituent
is not perfectly Entitled to. A
public servant that thinks there
is any brazen audacity in askina
a favor of this kind has lost his
sense of the duty he owes hiE
constituents. We are perfectly
free to admit that several vearE
ago that we did ask a busines,
favor of Senator Johnson thai
was purely of a private nature
and that the sams was granted
However, no favor that he or an]
one else might have served us a
any time would keep us fron
discharging a public duty in call
ing him to account for the dis
charge of his duties as a publi
servant. If it be this purely pri
vate matter that he refers to, i
certainly stamps him as lackin
the instinct of a gentleman i
bringing it into public discussion
Even if Senator Johnson ca:
deny the charge that there wa!
any personal motive in his intro
duetion of this bill, be certainl,
can not deny that the Fairfiel<
provision of this act was covertli
introduced. The very fact tha
there is not one word in the titli
to show that this provision is ii
the bill is proof positive that i
was covered and that well. I
the reason for its being thus hi(
away was his ignorance of tha
provision of the constitution tha
would make the act when passe<
unconstitutional, then this igno
rance of the law is of a characte:
that makes his actions no less ex
cusable than if he had had im
proper motives for securing thi
legislation. There is no plac
where ignorance is more of
crime than in the legislative halls
and, while it may not be expectec
that every member of the genera
assembly shall know e y e r '
phase of the law, there is a wise
provision of the law for legal ad
visers to assist in the drafting o:
bills. There may be no law com.
pelling any member of a delega
tion to seek the counsel and ad
vice of his associates in the mat.
ter of local legislation; yet, i
that had been done in this case
there is every probability thai
this provision would not have beer
introduced in the manner it
which it was.
The applying of the term o
demagogue to Senator Johnsoi
will not cease as long as lie con
tinues to play in th..t role, and
his motives can trot escape being
questioned until he ceases the
employment of me.thods that sc
readily suggest trickery. It car
hardly be that he has exhiausted
himself in these respects..
As suggested last week it is
very important that there be a
full attendance of the members
of the Winnsboro Commercial
Club to-night, when there will be
the election of officers and the
completion of the org miz:ftion.
A good attendatnce will cotunt f~z
much in getting thinigs stara<
off in the right war, al w
contribute no little ) to m
possible for this ordz n :
do much for the tol n;I-, m
Winnsboro. In un iin i.
strength and the mnorethr
who are helpiner in thzN wU!
the more good will ranit. t.
us all get together f'r enishu
Winnsboro andl resulia 'l s or'e
ly follow from this u:nivd aetmo
Be sure to be at the mieeting to
nig ht, if you can.
After Painting 40 Years lie Pro
nounces Stag the Best.
Messrs. Hirshberg, Hollander &
Gentlemen-Stag Paint I can
freely say is the finest flowing
paint that I ever used, and I have
been painting for 40 years.
I. H. Pedigo,
Paint Bank, .
Why not profit by this paint
er's 40 years experience, and use
Stag Semi-Paste Paint.
"One gallon makes T wo."
For sale by Jno. H. Mc3Iaster
& Co., Winnsboro, S. C.
A happy home is the most valuableI
possessiou that is within the raaeb of
mankind, but you cannot enjoy its
comforts if you are suffering from
rheumatism. You throw aside busi
ness cares when you enter your home
nd you can be relieved from those
rheumatic pains also by ap~plying
haberlain's Pain Balm. One up
plication will give yon relief and its
2ontinued use for a short time will
ring about a permanent cure. For
sale byObear Drug Co. and all nmedi
Death at Bear CreeK.
The death of Mrs. R. W. J.
Kennedy " which occurred Sat
urday, April 14th, after only a
few weeks' illness, came as a
shock to her many friends. She
was a sweet Christian woman and
well beloved by all who knew
her; a most devoted wife and
mother, and ever ready to admin
ister to the sick or perform a
kindness for son:e one. Death
had no terror for the deceased,
but was we!comed as a sweet re
lease from her suifering.
She leaves a husband. three
sous and a daughter to mourn
her loss, also a large circle of
On the following day the inter
ment took place at Smyrna church
and the very large attendance was
ample evidence of the high esteem
in which Mrs. Kennedy was held
Our heartfelt sympathy goes
out to the bereaved ones in their
April 16, 1906.
Tlie most rational reniedv for Coughs
and Colds is Kt'nnedv's Laxative
Honey and Tar. It actson the iowels
as a mild cathaeri-expels all cold
from the system. Cuts all phlegm out
of the throat, relieves coughs, colds,
croup, whooping cough, etc. An ideal
remedy for childrecii-equally good for
adults. Sold by all dru-gists.
Lee and Life Insurance.
An interesting little unecdote
- of Gen. Robert E. Lee has been
- making the rounds of the news
papers. Whether it is true or
- not we do not pretend to say,
t but print it for what it is worth.
Forty years ago Robert E. Lee
2 was offered the Presidency of the
Northern Life Insurancy Com
2 pany at a salary large enough
for those days. He wrote that
- he"hadn't the ability nor the ex
perience to command such a
salary." He was told that his
name was worth it. "What in
t flurence I have with the South
Sern people is not for sale," said
2 Lee. That ended the negotia
f Doubtless Gen. Lee's reply
I would have been the same had
t three New York life insurance
t companies offered him an annual
I salary of $12,000 to act as"rebate
- referee." The above is from
r the New York World which has
- some doubt as to the truth of the
statement in regard to General
Lee. There is no doubt about
it. It actually occurred.
.Letter to Winnsboro Painters.
Winnsboro, S. C.
Dear Sirs: Have you found
this out? You need less of
Devoe lead-and-zinc for job than
of any thing else: less gallons;
M A Thomas, painter, Lynch
burg, Va, has found it out; he
writes: "The first job 1 did with
your paint I estimated 37 gallons;
had 12 gallons left over. Since
then I have not used any other
kind of paint but Devoe lead
and-zinc; I recommend it to all my
customers. When I commence
a job, I take up a card reading
as follows: M A Thomas, contrac
tor; Devoe Paint."
-Putting it on costs two or
three times as inuch as the paint.
Have you found this out? You
can paint Devoe in less time: less
time; less money.
Have you found this out? De
voe wears longer than anything.
You don't object to long time
between jobs. Your customers
like it. And you like what he
likes. It keeps your customers.
83 F W DEYOE & Co
Jno. H. McMaster & Co. sell
Living indoors so much during the
winter nmonths creates a sort of a stuffy,
wanit-of-ozonie conditionl in the blood
did system genierally. Clean up and
get readyv for spring. Take a few Ear
y, H is.-rs. The.,e famous little pills
emeije liv er, si:omnaen and bowels
oii -..ve t he lod a chanice to purify
.ei f. They relieve h eadache, sallow
o~o ie~uncec. S~old by all drug
A L1 Ic le ixed.
Evrr 'y is presumed to
hav- hear'd of ih man who said
to a strager u.h :m he found in
his s~at i4 church one Sunday
mnorning' "I beg your pardon,
sir, but you are occupewing my
pie." A near relative-probably
a descendant-of this man, who
answers to the name of Jones,
was dining with a friend. The
soup was brought on, and the
wife of the niost was apologiz
'ing for it. '-I am afraid you will
find it seasoned too highly, Mr.
Jones, she said, ''I tell Susan
every day of my life not to use
so much salt and pepper in her
cooking, but it does 'nt do any
good." "The soup is all right,
\Mrs. Jorow, the guest hastened to
assure her"It's exactly Susaned|
to seat my~ taste.,'
Notlhing will relieve indigestion that
is no~t a thorougi] digestant. Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure digrests what you eat,
anid allows the stommach to rest-recu
pert-grow~ strong again. A few
(oses of Kodol after meals will soo~n
restore thme stomach and digestive or
ras to a full per~formane~ of their
funtions naturally. -told by all drug
W~'Furniture repaired cheap
t R. W. Phillins'.
Keep Your Money at Home.
The following from the editoral
colums of the Greensboro Patriot
is commended to the considera
tion of those who are in the
habit of sending to the large
cities for purchases which could
as well or better be made at
home: "There was a man in
Greensboro and he was wondrous
xise; he marked a silver dollar
and gave all to Lize; she went to
see the butcher, and blew the
dollar in-it wasn't long before
the coin came back to him. He
took it to Ethe merchant and
bought a dress for Jane-before
the week had finished up, back
came the pluuk again; he spent
the coin in Greensboro full fifty
times or more, but always got it
back and spent it over; but when
he sent the dollar to Chicago
department store,'twas gon e for
good-forever, and he never saw
it more." The above ;,ptly and
strickingly illustrates the wisdom
of making your purchases at
home whenever; possible. In
doing so you are helping not
only home industries but your
self as well. The more money
spent at home, the greater the
prosperity and the general pros
perity affects every citizen o
greater or less degree w' hej
he realizes it or not. Th :bi
department stores in thefrge
cities send out every . season,
bulky catalogues, cott~hfing de
scriptions and illustrations of
almost every imaginabl'article
from a fine toothcomb ta suit
of furniture. The artick look
like like great bargians bi;P;*hen
ieceived they rarelrcome up to
All smart up-to-date women of to-day,
Know how to bake,.;wash, sing and
Without these talentsa -wife is . G.
Unless she takes Roe*& MounU Tea.
Jno. H. %fcMa o.
Gov - Hogg's Tree Covered IVe.
According to the wish ress
ed by the late Gov. Ho g Tex
as in his will, a walnut 't and
a pecan tree have bee anted
on his grave, and the nuts and
seeds will be distributed' among
the farmers of the State with
the request that they be planted
in furtherance of Gov. Hogg's
desire to make Texas "a land of
This provision of the ex-gover
nor's wvill has been criticised as
cranky-, but it is a fact that men
will do things for sentiment that
they would not do otherwise,
and Gov. Hogg was remarkably
popular in his State. Encourage
ment of tree-planting is a noble
Our stock of Easter hats and
spring and summer millinery will
interest you. Call and see the
various and attractive offerings
that we are making.
J. 0. Boag.
A Pleasing Prospect.
Behold the judicious adver
If there be any one wiser
We should like to see
The Sunny Jim.
Of the bu'siness world
With his banner unfurled.
Don't things come his way
And don't he get there
Does he mope
As if he were filled with dope?
Does he lie down in the road
Because he has too big a load?
Does he cry
Because tbhe people won't buy?
He ain't built that way
He's to the front
With a stunt
That gets out of the woods
With the goods
And he stands
As the progressive spirit in
He sees what the great world
He knows just what is fit
To gather into his coffers
And he goes straight after it.
What a success he is.
You feel the life giving current the
minute you take it. A gentlesoothing
warmth, fills the nerves and blood
with life. ft's a real pleasure to take
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. :35
cents, Tea or Tablets. Jno. H. Mc
MIaster & Co.
Running a Newspaper.
It takes as much grit and gum p
tion for a woman to run a paper
as a man.-Fairfax Enterprise.
It takes a great deal more. I
Almost any woman can run a '
man; but to run a newspaper- ~
bhat's altogether another matter.v
Was at the Wedding. 0
Lawyer; "Were you presen t .
vben the trouble began between
he prisoner and his wife?"
Vitness; "Yes sir. It was two
-ears ago." "Lawyer: "What b<
tappened then? "Witness: "I D)
.ttended their wedding. "-Cleve- t
and Leader. t
There is no p,
the one thing rn
are made for all.
tion of Ladies' D
the choice of Mei
is a point for eve
we urge the mer
likewise urge thi
we have for ther
so that every mi
nts in t4e wa
d wear the'!
will be sure
Those who do n(
priced goods will
gqqds tfi very b
sizeihd the grea
for us-to please I
too. . re is nc
fin ti eient
provi e for.
In the matt(
are certainly pro
certain that mot
this line is not n
BRICK! BRICK!--Two carion
of Columbia brick for sale
right prices. J. 0. Boag.
WANT TO SELL-One gc
Work Horse. Apply to
McFetridge, Rion, S. C.
STRAYED OR STOLEN-T
cows, one dark red and c
dark with whiite spot in fn
just above eyes; back and hi
Jersey-colored; tag in ear w
name R. A. Meares on it. Bo
without horns and both sprir
ers. Reward, if returned
C. B. Richardfon, Bucklick,S.
All parties are hereby waned not
hunt, fish, cut wood, all~ow their st(
to run at large or in ainy otherw
trespass upon the iands of the uind
signed or her children. Parties v
lating this notice will be dealt with
the full extent of the law.
MRS. E. T. WE IR,
Blackstock, S. C., RI. F. D). No. 2
An election for one t rustee for Seht
District No. 14 will bec held on' MO:
DAY, MAY. 7 to elect a successor
J. Frank F-ooshe, whose ternm as trust
expires. The hooks of registration w~
be open Thursday, Friday and Sati
day preceding the said election. J.
Hinnant is- appointed to conduhct t
registration, and .J. A. H-innant. JR.
McMaster and Longstreet Gantt a
appointed maagr. of elect ion.
Byv order of the Board of Truste
or school Distriet No. 14.
J. FRANK FOOSHE.
Letters of Administratio
state of South Cnrolinia, 1
County of Fairield.
By D A. Broom, Esq., Probate Judg
Whereas, A lice Shanks hathi ma<
it to moe to grant her letters of at
ninistration of the estate and efcee
>f Wilbami Shanks. deceased:
These are, therefore, to cite uind at
nonish all and singzular thle kindlre
nd creditors of the sid Willim:
hanks, deceased, that they be au
ppear before me, in the Court of Pre
ate, to be held at Fairtield Com
fouse, South Carolina, on the 21b
ay of April next, after puiible:
ion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fr
oon, to show cause, if anyV they haiVt
-h the said administration shoub
ot be granted.
Given under my handj', this 9th da:
April A. D). 1n06.
D). A. BROOM.
4-11-2t J udgec of Probate.
Strongly endlorsed. The reenamin
st. Our grad ates ar~e inl dem~ta:
i and ntgrht cla.'es orgeLn ized each
eek. Enter at once'. Write for
CO' IT. TA, S. C.
irtiality displayed at tf
issg~rig. The same ca
There is the same cA
ress Goods and N"o, o
n s Suits and F:rnish'
ry woman t keep
i to see our stock bef
e ladies to see what att
n. The one aim with
in and every woman c
.y of dress suppli-,
best==and thisis Ih
to find that they can
>t feel thV'fhVtjItn w
find our offar4 sn
est to be had fo h'%
t variety of our stock i
>oth men and women
partiality in the selecl
of customers. The y4
r of Shoes the men
vided for with the san
,e careful provision for
iade elsewhere in Fair
th % * IF our rate of interest
C. * 2. IF our rate of intere
S3. IF the accomimodations
t 4. 1IF our business is saf<
think it is),
A 5. IF you are not~already
t i invite you to becoi
* Pays 4 per cent on deposits in the 5
* 2 per cent on deposits in the(
ill - - - -
he ___KEEP C
I can show you the
of FIGURED oR(
LAWNS in town. A
n vince you that theyva
cheapest you can get
* the monev.
GE~O. R. LAUI
to get it.
Phone 25 for y~o;
is store and it is
S s there is in
n aqd while
ore buyin'g. we
us is to make it
an get his or her
e. Those viho
md the chi
Li af goodsj
ents of are
ie care; aid if is
each and all in
on deposits is high
st on loans is low
we afford are satis- :
~ly managed (and we
a customer, then we
omnmercial Department- 9
look will con=
re the best and
1 time forA hav=
r good to eat.
rests the piace
ir Eater Gro=.*