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NEWS AND HERALD
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Editor and Proprietor.
'Rmans, I ADVANCE :
Wednesday, August 8, 1906.
It they were to have a clear
ance sale of bad stock at the
state dispensary, wonder how it
would affect the showing of the
assats of that institution.
The action of the Southern
Co.tton Association in calling its
sc cretary, Richard Cheatham, to
task for dealing in -cotton futures
shomuld be an objedt lesson to the
Soathern farmers that it is not
to their best interest to have any
couinection with bucket shops.
It is said that nothing will
ple~ase Tillman mbre than to have
hi:s opponents scratch him in the
commig primary. If that be true,
there are a great many voters in
South Carolina who are not going
to deprive themselves of the
privilege of keeping their voting
records straight merely for the
purpose of displeasing the sena
There is one question that cormes
up before the voters of Fairfield
county on August 28 which is
free from sectionalism and fac
tion~alism and that concerns every
individual taxpayer in the county.
IL is that of the issuance of bonds
for putting the county upon aL
cush basis. Hers every man
should vote to the best interest
cf his pocketbook, which is to
voite for the bonds.
If it is not to thie best interest
of the Southern farmners for one
of their representatives through
the Southern Cotton Association
in his own name or the name of
any one else to trade in cotton
futures, surely it can not be to
their best interest 'to trade in
these futures themselves. The
bucket shop, aside from any moral
wrong connected with it, is a
menace to the best -interests of
the producers of cotton and every
state should enact laws against
these gambling dens.
The county campaign in Fair
field does not open till Tuesday,
August 14, and candidates have
till noon that day to :file their
pledges. In many other counties
the campaigns have already
opened and no more candidates
can now enter. So far as county
officers are concerned, it should
make no difference when a county
campaign begins, but inasmuch
as members of the legislature are
nominated in these primary elec
tions, the time for the closing of
entries in all counties should be
the same. The State executive
committee should by all means
fix a date after which no candi
dates for the legislature can come
out in any of te counties.
lt must be kept in mind that
the election at which the propo
sition of the issuance of bonds
is to be held has no connection
with the primary other than that
the two elections are to be held
elections separate and with differ
ent sets of managers,but in several
instances the polling places are
not the same and are in different
directions. Only those who have
been registered and who produce
their registration certificates have
the legal right to vote in the elec
tion on the bond issue. It is ex
trpmely important that this elec
ion be conducted in strict con
formity with the registration laws
and that every voter express him
self upon this proposition of such
vital importance to the financial
interests of Fairfield county.
The candidates in the various
counties are being called upon to
declare in unmistakable terms
their position upon the dispen
sary. This is essential, and we
want to see every candidate for
the house from Fairfield make his
po sition on this proposition fully
known, and that too in no half
hearted way. At the same time
we do not want it to be forgotten
that there are other issues upon
which they should also declare
themselves, as the whole welfare
of the state of South Carolina is
not wrapped up in the dispensary.
[t is of no less importance that
everything possible be done for
the education of the rising gene
ration, and in our opinion there
is nothing that will count so much
for the making of a more intelli
gent citizenship and better indus
trial conditions than a compulsory
education system that wiil make
parents send their children to the
schools for which the state is
making more liberal provision
all the while. There is a greater
danger that threatens the people
f this* and neigh' oring states
than that which may come through
aving a compulsory system of
ducation which will cei tainly
amean .better educational advan
tages to the children of white
parents, who will not send thiem
to school, while the negroes who
ive on their farms have thieii
hildren at school. It is that iin
rying to keep the~ negro down
they will be outstrippi d by the
itizens of other ,.tat es in liter acy
that they will. have to occupy
lower place in the industrial pro
gres:, of this whole country that
is now theirs. Light is necessary
We also want to know of th
andidates of Fairfield county, i
they are willing to do something
to secure better public buildings
ere in Winnsboro. There is a
possibility that the present jail
ould be sold at a price that
would enable the county to buy a
new pite and erect a new building
at a very little additional cost
ver what would be realized from
he sale of the present lot, if any
at all,-and have by all odds a
ore desirable building and one
more adapted to the humane
reatment of. prisoners. What
say the candidates to this propo
Then too there is another. At
resent the records in the court
ouse are without any fire protec
ion at all and their destruction
y fire would entail endless ex
ense upon the county in the way
f suits in the courts for the years
o come. Fire protection could
e had for less than $3,000. Are
hey willing to make an additional
evy that would make this greatly
eeded public improvement pos
Surely they a're, willing to do
his much to protect the county
aranteed as go
would come through the destruc
tion of these papers.
While they will not have any
thing to do with the issue of the
bonds for the paying of the pres
ent indebtedness of the county
and putting the same on a cash
basis, as that will be decided the
day of. the primary in a special
election, yet it will not be amiss
for them to advise the people on
this very important question so
that they may be able to vote
more intelligently upon it-and
we hope that their advice will be
that it is the part of wisdom to
make this issuance of bonds, so
that the county's financial credit
may be fully maintained. Let
them declare themselves fully on
all these issues both of state and
One of the most pleasant occa
sions of the season was a water
melon party given to the young
folk of the community at the
residence of Mr. G. H. Stead
man Monday evening, July 13.
Mrs. W. P. Brown of Augusta,
Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Mr. E. D. Ron of Reddick,
Fla., and Dr. Charles Jennings of
Columbia spent a few days last
week with their sister, Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. J. L. Robinson and chil
dren are spending a month at
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Steadman
are visiting in Columbia.
Mr. A. M. Blair spent last Sat
urday in Chester.
Mr. Pope Brooks, who was very
seriously hurt some time ago, is
Mr. Willie Blair of Columbia
has been visiting relatives in the1
On last Thursday evening Mr.
Ernest Blair was taken to the
hospital at Chester for treatment.
Although his condition is consid
ered quite serious, there is hope
for his recoverv. C.
A ugust 7, 1906.
Why doesthe sun burn? Why edoes
t ru)osquito sting? Why do we feel
'inh.pp~y in the Good Old Summer
Tim --. A uswer: we don't. We use
De 'Viin's Wii(ch Ha zel Salve, an<1 these
little ills doni't bother us. Learn to
o ik for thi.' ii:0m on the box to get the
g uiine. 'old by all druggists.
Mrs. L~onia Whitner of Union
is spending awhile with Mrs.
Mrs. C. M. Ladid has returned
from a visit to 'her parents near*
Misses Lillie and Belle Craw
ford aro visiting in Chester
Sex eral from this section at-*
tended the picnic at Lebanon last
Wednesday. I think every one
There will be a basket picnic.
at Salem on the 10th inst. Ice'
cream and lemonade will be
served. Everybody is invited.
Parties Wishing Wheat Ground
will note that our mill is operat
ing and turning out a good sample
of flour on good clean wheat.
Flour samples forwarded on ap-;
plication. Railroad rates afford
a cheap method to send to mill
from a distance, and return ship
ments are carefully made with
The Ridgeway Roller Mills.
od as anybody
6it is al
State Candidates in Winnsboro.
The campaign meeting for the
state candidates here Monday
was well attended, there being
more than 300 voters present.
The speakers were all given good
attention and the crowd was a
most orderly one, the dispensary
having been closed for the day.
The meeting was presided over
by Hon. T. S. Brice, county
chairman, and the exercises were
opened with prayer by Rev.
C. E. McDonald.
The railroad commissioners
spoke first. Mr. Sellers staked
his candidacy upon being a re
presentative of the Pedee, Capt.
Sullivan upon his record as a
business man and having filled
important positions of trust,
Mr. Summersett upon his prac
tical experience of many years as
railroad man, Mr. .Cansler upon
being from Tirzah, and Col.
Wharton upon his having dis
charged his duties faithfully
during his present administra
Hon. R. I. Manning of Sumter
led off for the gubernatorial can
di dates. He emphasized L h e
great need of providing most
liberally for the education of all
the people and he declared him
self in favor of the state dispen
sary with such reforms as would
be effected by the Raysor-Man
ning bill. He read a written
statement of his views upon the
Brice bill, which be would have
changed so to have one--third of
the qualified voters sign t h e
petition for the election and then
have the matter first decided
in a primary before being sub
mitted to them in a general elec
tionj. Mr. Manning was well re
Mr. .McMahan considered it a
pleasure to be here in his home
county where he has farming in
terests. fl'e made a very states
manlike plea for the better in
dustrial education of the boys
and girls at home and hoped to
see an experiment station i n
every county, teaching the prac
tical problems of the nome and
the farm. He favors the dispen
sary rightly conducted. He was
Hon. Jno. T. Sloan took a good
part of his time telling about his
farming interests and trying to
impress upon his hearers that
he was more of a farmer than
anything else. He proposed a
monument to his all-sided caneli
date, Mr. Ansel, to be in~cribed
as follows: on one side "Liquor"
and on the other "Prohibition",
and on another "he died of an
overdose of both". He is for
the dispensary and thinks he
should be elected governor be
cause of his past services to the
Col. Ansel proposed a monu
ment to himself to be eiected of
the votes that will put him in
the governor's mansion. He tool
spoke for eduction and on the
subject of the dispensary reaf
rirmed his rlatform of local op-J
ion as bertween prohibition and
ounty dispensaries and cited
iumerous anstances of the snc
essful working of the latter. p
Hon. Cole L. Blease -declared]
uimef very emphatically for the 1
state dispensary and then gave~
the rest of his time to showings
.he nconsistency of Mr. Man
iing's public record both on the
lispensary, which until the last 1
egislature he had always voted 4
's Second Pate
other matters incuding his vote,
repriman ding foi mer Attorney
General Buchanan for the em
playing of too many clerks in the
engrossing department. lie was
given considerable applause.
Mr. Brunson, whose platform
has no whiskey in it, made a
straightforward and honest plea
for prohibition, giving several il
lustrations of the terrors of the
drink habit. It takes more than
the profits of the dispensary to
take care of the criminals and
orphans it makes.
Mr. Jones discussed the whis
key question in his usual he-ted
style. Mr. Edwards again went
for the Southern.
The candidates for secretary of
state followed. Mr. .. M. Mc
Gown, the ~present chief clerk in
the office, would have the office
because of his experience and
fitness for it; Mr. Morrison be
cause of his ability to fill it and
because of the repeated confi
dence the people of his county
have shown in him, he having
filled the office of sheriff for six
teen years; Mr. Ragin because of
his former experience in the ofiice
and his record as a representative
of the people of his county in
various positions of trust and
The drawing card of the .cam
paign at previous meetings had'
been the race for attorney gene
ral, so at the time these candi
dates were to come forward the
whole crowd moved up closer so
as to be able to take in all that
was said by both candidates. Mr.
Ragsdale led off with an attack
upon Mr. Ly oQ for having drawn
what he terms double pay and for
having failed to make an itemized
statement of his expenditures asi
a member of the investigating
committee, and spoke also of the
futility of the work of this com
mittee in having expended $21,
000 and accomplished nothing for
the state. When he got through
with his attack upon Mr. Lyon
his time was up and so he did
not have the opportunity of tell
ing of his fitness for the office
and giving his views upon the
dispensary, for which he declared
himself in sa simple statement.
Mr. Lyon followed in a dignified
and forceful speech, answering
the charges of his opponent on
all points. He said Mr. Ragsdale
knew that he had been guilty of
no wrong in accepting additional
pay for his services as a member
of the investigating committee
during the session of the general
assembly, that it was according!
to legislative precedent, Mr.
Richards, the leader of the dis
pensary forces in the last house.,
having accepted similar pay, and
that if he had acted wrong the
thing for Mr. Ragsdale to do to
get the courts to declare against *
him was to make out an indictmenti
and let him be brought to trial. ji
As to the itemized statements of
is expenditures they had all
been appioved by the chairman
>f the committee, who had been
mpowered to disburse the money ~
ppropriated for this purpose I
rnd who should be held responsi- f
le, if he had paid it out to him
>r any one else unlawfully. It 2
ooks like the work of the inves
igating committee, which had
~ost only $15,.500, had amounted (
o something when as the result 3
>f tne same on one single count i
he state had been saved $60,000 I
>y cancelling the contraict of the t:
)arolina Glass Company. He J
Lelaed himself against the dis- 11
pensary and stressed very vigor
ously the fact that no grafter
would vote for him.
The candidates for comptroller
general, Messrs Jones and Walk
er, came next. Mr. Jones gave
an account of his stewardship in i
this office and Mr. Walker spoke
of his fitness for filling the same, I
having been treasurer of Green-'
ville county for a number of years.
Col. Boyd wants to be elected
adjutant and inspector general
because of his war record and
Maj. Haskell of Columbia is as
piring to the same honor because
of his fitness for the same by vir- 1
tue of his military training at the i
Citadel and his connection with
military matters since.
Mr. Jennings, whs has no oppo
sition for re-election as state
treasurer, had a few words of
gratitude to the friends pf his
home county, wh-. are always
glad to see him.
Messrs Finley and Strait, can
didates for congress, were also
present and showed their good
sense by not trying to make any
speech on account of the lateness
of the hour. They will be at the
speaking at Feasterville next
Tuesday, when they will address
the people upon the issues. Mr.
Pollock's withdrawal from this
race on account of sickness was
announced by the chairma'rr
Commercial Club Reception. -
The reception of the Commer
cial Club Tuesday evening proved
a most delightful affair. The in
vitation, that had been so gene-1
rally extended, was very largely
accepted and so nearly every
family -in town was represented
in this most delightful -social
gathering. It was purely an in
formal affair and was all the more
enjoyable because it was so free
and easy. Every one counted it!
a privilege to be present and take
Dart in this opening reception of
the Club to their friends in town. 3~
The Club rooms, which are now: -
about completed in every detail, '(
occasioned many kind expressions|
from the visitors, who were, de
lighted with what has been done ]
in fitting up suitable rooms for V
the men of Winnsboro to hold
their business and social meet
ings. These rooms are proving (
very attractive and the visitors to s
town, who have had the pleasure
of being shown through them,
are delighted with this evidence:
fprogress on the part of Winns
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ROUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
I am a candidate for re-election to
he House of Representatives, subject
x the action of- the Democratic pn
nary. A. HOMER BRICE.
The friends of T. S. BRICE nominate
im for the House of Representatives,
ubject to the action of the Democratic
I hereby announce myself a candi
late for the House of Representatives,
ubject to the action of the Democratic
?rimary. W. W. DIXOI+;
The friends of CHARLES H. LEIT
iereby announce him as a candi
or the House of Representatives, b
ect to the action of the Democrtic
I am a candidate for re-election (to
he House of Reprerentatives, sub
ect to the action of the Democra91c
>rimnary. JAS. G. McCANTSC'
I hereby annonnce myself a can~i
late for re-election to the office o
['reasurer of Fairfield County, subj t
:o the action of the Democratic pri
nary. A. LEE SCRUGGS.y
I am a candidate for re-election to
:he office of Auditor of Fairfield
.Dounty, subject -to the action of the
E. F. PAGAN.I
I hereby announce myself a candi
late for ithe office of Auditor of Fair
ield County, subject to the action of
he Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself a can di
late-'for re-election totheoffice of Jud ge
>f Probate of Fairfield County, subject
o the action of the Democratic pri
nary. D. A. BROOM
I hereby announce myself a candi
Late for re-election to the office of
upervisor of Fairfield County, sub-.
ect to the action of the Democratie
rimary. J. B. BURLEY.
On the platform of permanent im-r,
rovenments, better roads, good bridges,
nd how to get them, .I make the race,
or Supervisor of-Fairfield County, subs.
ect to the action of the Democratic'
>rimary. T. C. LEITNER.
JOUNTY SUPT. OF EDU(CATION.A
I hereby announce myself a candi-.
late for the office of Superintendent of~
Education of Fairfield Cunty, subject
o the action of the Democratic pri-.
nary. T. M. JORDA.
The many friends of C. A. RoBINsowN
tereby announce him a candidate for .
~ounty Superintendent of Education,
ubject to the action of the Democratic
But Still in the Ring
on Account of
lavin g to Move.
I can be found at the
tore lately occupied by
no. M. Smith, with an
ntirely new stock. Come
nd see me; it will pay -
ou. I will have bargains
Don't forget the place
pposite the' public well."
will do my best to please
Victor Records a n d
eedles always on hand.
ny make of talking ma-.
iine ordered for you.
The Bargain Man. ' &