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The News and Herald
WINNSBORO, S. C.
0. E. CROWSON, Editor
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glad to publish news letters or those
Dertaining to natters of public inter
,st, when accompanied by the names
and addresses of the authors. Articles
which are defamatory will not be
We assume no responsibility or the
opnion of correspondents.
Entered at the postoffice in Winns
boro as second class matter.
With the new $80,000 electric
light, water, and sewerage
plant in successful operation
Winnsboro is now in a position
to offer inducements to many
outside industries to locate with
in her borders. It has been pro
posed that for a specified time
the 24 hour current should be
given at reduced rate to those en
terprises which shall agree to
settle here. Such a proposition
is one of mutual advantage both
to Winnsboro and to the incom
ing industry and it is hoped and
believed that a number of new
business concerns will accept
such an offer.
The progressive business men
of Winnsboro deserve the thanks
and.congratulations of the com
munity upon their enterprise and
foresight in voting bonds for
these civic improvements. Con
servatism is commendable only
when a community is admittedly
unable to support such bonds;
otherwise progressiveness should
be and is the key-note of all
growing toWns. Winnsboro has
made a great step forward, but
let us not remain satisfied lest
we quickly lose the advantage
which we have just gained. Let
us all pull tpgether with one' ob
-..-dect -~4fevy~ that of making
* Winnsboro thie livest and most
progressive tegin of its size
within the state.
According to the dispatch sent
out from Fort Mill and published
in this issue of the News and
'Herald those who are planning
for a new county do not antici
pate acquiring any of Fairfield
territory. According to the plan,
a part of York, Chester and Lan
caster will be utilized in the for
mation of the county with Rock
Hill, of course, as' the county
.seat. To take in any of Fairfield
-would make too much of a shoe
string county. To take in Great
Falls, even, would make it about
fifty miles to the county seat in
case Rock Hill was made head
quarters. Another thing, wv e
r venture the assertion that the
Dukes are having nothing to do
with this movement, they are in
the developing business and not
forming new counties. They
would prefer to remain in the
old counties where taxes are
naturally less than to help form
new counties where new bur
dens in taxation would have to
be shouldered to bear the expense
of jails, court house and other
necessary expense. Further, we
believe that after the experience
of our Blythewood friends the
others would prefer to remamn in
the old county.
We have recently noted in our
columns the purchase of a num
ber'of new automobiles by citi
zens of Fairfield county. This
is a matter for congratulation as
the greatest number of persons
buying cars will eventually re
sult in the improvement of the
roads within the county. There
is really no better road buildei
than the automobile as the own
ers of the machines are invaria
bly those most interested ir
road betterment and those whc
contribute most largely of theit
personal funds for such purpose.
The formation of Chambers of
Commerce appears to have ob
tained a new impetus through
out the State during the last few
weeks. In Chester and other
neighboring towns the business
men have realized the necessity
of an organization of business
ard professional men who could
pool their ideas and means and do
more effective work for their
town. Nothing in this direction
has been undertaken in Winns
boro but we believe that the town
is now ripe for an organization.
We do not mean the organization
of a club to be conducted on an
expensive scale but an organiza
tion of those interested in seeing
Winnsboro go forward. What
say you; Mr. Business man?
The recent disastrous fires
in Augusta, Ga., Nashville,
Tenn., and Paris,'Texas, serve to
emphasize the constant peril that
even towns with well-equipped
fire departments are threatened
with. When a large fire makes
considerable headway a fire de
partment seems helpless to
check the flames. Yet no one
would argue for a moment that
a city would therefore be justi
fled in doing away with such de
partments, as fortunately most
fires can be checked before they
gain real headway. A large fire
seems to be as much a work of
natural forces as a flood, espec
ially when we consider the part
played in such conflagrations by
Two weeks from today will be
the first of the two field days
designated by Superintendent
of Education Turner for contests
in declamation and athletics
among the schools of the county.
We hope that every school in
Fairfield will take part in these
exercises as 'we believe that these
ontests will prove of much ben
efit to all, participants. Begin to
The contemptuous expression
"to feel like thirty cents" at
tains a new dignity when applied
to the price of~a dozeriof eggs 5f
a gallon of gasoline.
Great Britain may control the
seas yet she does not seeni able
to prevent some grand opei-a
singers sporting on the high C's.
We are fully prepared to hear,
just when he seems completely
hemmed in, that Villa has es
caped in an aeroplane. '
Spring does not always com
menc -'n the calendar date.
Unusual Legal Action.
Roddey Reid, a well known
young man of Rock Hill. against
whom Mrs. Carrie Hendricks of
Rock Hill, secured judgment in
tersu of $5,000 at the Novem
be,1915, term of the court of
common pleas for the killing of
Mrs. Hendrick's husband by
Ried in an automobile accident,
was brought to jail here yester
day afternoon where he will
serve 21 days following an exe
cution of a judgment against his
person under an old assault and
battery act. Judgment was filed
against Mr. Reid on March 9,
1915, and was returned unsatis
fled on March 14. Attorneys
for the plaintiff then had Mr.
Reid im?prisoned under the old
debtors act. The case is the
first of its kind in York county
in many years, The defendant
is allowed to give no bond but
must serv.e his time. After
three weeks have expired he will
be taken before the proper au
thorities and then released from
further liability in connection
with the judgment.
The first public cattle sale was
held at Rock Hill recently when
about 300 head were put on the
market, the price ranging from
5 to 72 cents the pound. The
sale was conducted under the di
rection of the local Chamber of
Commerce and the extension di
vision of Clemson college, cooper
ain with the United States de
partment of agriculture. In
acve charge of the sale was E.
Diver.of E. Driver & Co., com
mssion merchants of Baltimore,
an handled his end to perfec
Song of the Auto.
My auto, 'tis of thee,
Short cut to poverty,
Of thee I chant.
I blew a pile of dough
On vou one year ago.
Now you refuse to go,
Or wont, or cant.
Through town and countryside
You were my jov and pride,
A happy day.
I lcved thy gaudy hue,
Thv nice white tires so new.
Now you look bum for true
in every way.
To thee old rattle box
Came many bumps and knocks;
For thee I cry.
I paid for thee a price,
'Twould buy a mansion twice,
Now they are yelling ice,
I wonder why.
Badly thy top is worn,
Frayed is thy seat and worn,
You poor old pal.
Just one short year ago
I did think or know
My funds would be so low
As they are now.
Thy motor has the grip,
Thy sparking plug the pip,
And woe be thine.
I, too, have suffered ills,
Ague and kindred chills,
Trying to pay my bills,
Since thou were mine.
Gone is my bank roll now,
No more 'twould choke a cow,
As once before.
Yes, if I had the mon.,
So help me Finnegan,
I'd buy a car again
And speed some more.
H. J. M., in Hornell Tribune.
Five buildings were destroyed
by fire in 'Wagner on Tuesday
I night. The loss is estimated at
Greenwood is to have a cigar
factory, opening afhout the first
of April. It will employ about
On Monday a negro brakemen
on a Seaboard train in Columbia
was knocked from the train and
Bids have been opened in Sum
ter for the paving of the streets
and the contract will be given at
once. The city expects to expend
$25, 000 for this purpose.
The Chester Chamber of Com
merce was organized this -week
by the election of- Robert'a.
Caldwell as president. The first
war r enthubiastic meeetmg~
and future work was mapped
J. J. E yas, of Marlboi' .
announlce~ ' ... . ag
that he would be in ti~race for
attorrtey general, has withdrawn
and B. B. Carter, member of the
House from Bamberg, is being
urged to -make the race.
Whether or not the county
chaingang system of road build
ing is excessively exoensive has
been a widely discus:d question
in the state, During this spring
the agents of the State board o:
charities and corrections will un
dertake a systematic study o:
the cost ,of maintaining penal
and charitable institutions it
different parts of the state, and
it is expected that their investi
gations will help greatly in deci
ding the matter of the chain
Cards inserted under this head fron
now until the Democratic primary, fo:
any office to be voted for in thi:
primary, for $5.00.
Mr. W. F. Stevenson authorizes us ti
announce that he will be a candidate i
the Democratie Primary during thi
coming summer for Congressman fron
the Fifth Congressional District, and ti
thank his many friends for their sub
stantial support in the last primary fo
the same position.
For Clerk of Court.
I hereby annouuce my candidacy fo
the office of Clerk of Court for Fair
field County subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary laws. Should
be eected 1 promise to discharge thi
duties of the offEce in a courteous and.
hoe satisfactory manner to all.
J. G. Wolling.
Sujct to the rules governmng tha
Demcratic Primary, I am a canidatd<
I or Clerk of Court for Fairfield County
I hereby respectfully ask that yol
consider my application .before castin,
your vote in the next primary.
W. L. KIRKPATRICK.
I hereby announce my candidacy fo
the office of Sheriff subject to the rule
of the Democratic primary. All sup
port given me will be appreciated an<
Iif elected will devote my energy t
the fairthful discharge of the duties o
D. A. CRAWFORD
FODAY'S WAR NEWS
IN CONDENSED FORM
The Germans to the northwest
f Verdun in an infantry attack
aunched, with huge effectives,
iave gained additional ground
against the French north of
Halancourt and have even pene
trated the northwest corner off
Attempts of the Teutons to
carry their advance furtner,
however, were stopped by the',
French fire, as also were three
counter-attacks against the po
itions in the Avocourt wood,
vuth of Malancourt, which had
reviously been taken from them
by a French infantry attack. The
erman official communication
ays that the advance of the
Germans north Malacourt was
over a front of more than a mile.
During the German offensive!
on Malancourt the French heavy
guns from the Argonne were
irecting their fire on the Malan
court and Avocourt wood.
Aside from the infantry at
tacks and counter-attacks in this
region a heavy bombardment,
has been in progress from Avo
court northeastward of Bethm
court, a distance of five miles.
There has been a continuation of
sporadic outbursts of artillery
fire to the north and east of I
Verdun; while in the Vosges
Mountains the French batteries
i have been keeping up their usual
bombardment of German organ
In mining operations in the
Argonnes, the French have
blown up German posts and be:
tween the Oise and the Aisne
have dispersed German convoys
with their guns. The Germans
claim that in a hand grenade en
counter they recaptured from
the British a mine crater at St.
Eloir The British declare they
have-consolidatd all the ground
gained on March 27.
Although a thaw has set in on
the Russian front and the rivers
are flooded and the lowland
turned into morasses hard fight
ing between the Germans and
I Rssians continues from the
Dvinsk region southward. Near
Lake Naroez the Germans have
been driven out of a wooded see
tor and' their counter-attacks re
sed by the Russian fire. Ger
enches have been taken
e^Russians in Oginski Canal
Russians have been on the
vse along the Stirpa- river
nd on' the Bessarabian
C ' 3 the latter region .the
rtillery is very active.
lsd of~ vicious ?talian
eks on the northern sldpe of
Mar tino 6n the Austro-Ital
in line is chronicled by Vienna.
trian airmen have bombed
I ian railway lines in Venetia.
he Green government has
p ested to the Central Powers
a 'nst the. air raid over Saloniki
1 Monday in which 20 persons
w killed. Saloniki says the
Teutons lost four of the seven ma
chines which delivered the attack
together with their crews.
The Turks turned to the offen
sive against the Russians in the
coaal sector of the Caucasus
bu e Russians beat them off
wi eavy casualties and forced
thi to reti-eat.
Russian War Minister
Gen I Polivanoff, who has heid
the fice for the last nine
mon , has resigned, according
to. Ucial reports from Petro
' ~ LE-One second hand
Pr - Range. Also one 2
Sbur Ne~ flame range with
oven p for quick buyer. J.
L. Br n; Winnsboro.
FO RENT-Desirable cot
tage ur rooms, hall, pantry
and kien. W., G. Jordan.
-FOR tAE-100 day Velvet
rbeans, tie greatest soil improv
er knowi and fine cattle food at
*$3.00 perbushel, Marlboro seed
rcorn at $#00 per bushel, Toole
-cotton seel $1.25 per bushel. M.
X. Doty. 3-;30-2t.
e'Fertiizrs For Sale---In car
lots or lesi I also handle ground
imestone. and ground phosphate
rocks. Sei me also for rough
lumber. Can supply you with
seed corn a~d rough lumber.
41-2t J1. B. Dotv.
J. W~ Hanahan
ATTOi(NEY AT LAW
Practici in all Courts
Office N. 7. Law Range
WINEiSBORO, S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offices in Windsboro Bank Building
wmNNSBORO. S. C.
ters. But it ofte:
to 'appreciate thei
greatly assist the
the worth of the
having him open
with this bank, a
ing him to add to
A single' dollar
start an account.
est helps it to gr<
G. L. HALL
Will be at the Store 1
Jno. H. McMas
All who are in need of EYE(
call and take advantage of this ex<
for the examination and only regul
fitted absolutely guaranteed to be
By taking advantage of this
service brought togour town thai
of the retail establishments in I
which are recognized as the best<
You take no chances as
PERSONAL GUARANT ..
Our Glasses are Haindled C
Six lots in Wim
section. Will cut
Call and see ii
If so we are prepare<
have had 15 years pr
guarantee all work.
need and we will sub
uickly grasps the
>f above charac
a takes a lifetime
r value. You can
child in learning
lollar. How? By
a savings account
nd by encourag
is sufficient to
Then our inter
NTATIVE OF THE
of Authorized Dealer
ter & Compan
iLASSES are urgently
eptional engagemen4 o
ar prices4ew-glase. Eve
opportunity, you have th
you would get if you 'visi
forfolk, Richmond or Lyn
tgent is authorized to give ~
nly by Authorized Dealer
isboro in colo
to suit buyer.
ie if interested.
3RO, S. C.
I to do it for you. We
actical experience and
Tell us what you