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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Some weeks ago we published in
The Times a partial context of the
Rural Lbrarx hill introduced in
the house of re)resemtati%e,s by 2'r.
Aull. member fro' NeWberry.
Today we print the whole bill as
it passed. \Ve are very favorably
impressed with the general utility
of the measure. but very nmuch fear
a lack of harniouis co-opera
ton. as the law provides for the
establishment of "nIy twelve Ii
graries in any county in any one
vear, and only those schoo0Is 0perT
ed under the general ire scho ol law
of this State. A iurtlier appreheii
sin is raised. in view of the terms
of this law. that a rivalry or ieal
ousv will arise between schools in
the same school district. Already
the Bethlehem school has sent So
to Superintendent Fant and the
Kelton school has notified the su
perintendent that it has Sio sub
scribed. Both these schools are in
Pinckney township. and in the same
school district, only a few miles i
apart, both of these schools have
a large average attendance of pu
pils. The real burden of locating
and establishing these libraries and
purpchasing the books is upon the
trustees, therefore the trustees will
have to come together and make
the best of a rival contest for a
library, all things being equal. We
are not prepared to make any sug
g-estions, as we feel satisfied that
the boards of trustees are better
able to adjust matters of this kind
than any outsider could be. \\ e
sincerely hope that all things will
work together for the good of our
rural schools. These schools need
all the aid and encouragement with
in the reach and scope ot the pro
moters of education. "Reading is
the key that unlocks the door to all
knowledge:" this maxim should be
kept posted in large letters upon
the walls of every school house.
Teachers should at all times do all
they can to impress upon the minds
C1 'their pupils. the importance of
reading. teach them how to read
understandingly. There is so much
superficial rea(ing done: many read
books for the narrative alone, thus
lose sight of the real merits of the
book from an intellectual view
There should be no trouble here
and no cause for friction. The only
rivalry which could arise under tis
Act is in being in the list f the
first twelve schools in any county.
.or as soon as twelve schools com
pyno more can get in the same
rear because the state appropriation
would be exhausted. There is
nothing in the Act to prevent two
schools in the same dlistrict--se
curing libraries. It means thiat you
will have to take twventy dollars out
of the funds belonging to that dis
trict instead of :en dollars and
twenty dollars could scarcely be
put to better use than the estab
lishing of libraries and thus giving
the children good books to read.
The only condition that is necessary
after the patrons of a schl have
raised.the ten dollars in order to se
cure a like amount from the coun
tv and from the state is to have the
board of trustees of the school~
recommend and approve the lTbrary.
Then it is mandatory that the state
andl county ap)prop)riatioin he avail
There is a g' . deal of talk
about the exp)enses I o~ t
ovenmencit. The aewsp)ap)ers th:t
are talking should sh' w where tney
wouldl reduce expenses. It is true
that expen litures are larger than
they were a te yC~ ears agou but it
should he remembered that the state
has grown and that the people dIe
manded the establishment ot two
higher institutions of learning and
that .it -cost money to build them
and that it takes money ever'- year
to keep them runnimg-.
There. are three items which take
three-fifths of the state's income
a we wo-ld be glad to know if
any one would like to see these ap
propriations cut dofV and if n
wliLCh1 one and h.w it c'uild be
Ite. 1 takes S27;.000 tO pay the
interest 'n the state debt. That has
to c ie. it taeS Z200.000 tI 1paV
the peilsions to tle Cifelerate :'If
(Hers. lDOes any one desire t(o cut
that (w -\VI it Lakes S 142.110') I
-lsain Ite I 1: pia! Bor the insan'e.
Pcreside .\i f !iV tate wil
)c t,iatii in MaV- i at Ile w, I at tile
annmuial ;eetin at White Stone
SpringiS cai!l In us topreside at the%
expierience me(eting whiin married
e(itorS wvill he eX)Cted to teStift
for publicationi whether or not they
are victims (if henpeckedness. and
whether they have kept the prom
ises of goodness made to secure
their better halves.
Such a court martial has long
been needed and if present we shall
try to measure up to the require
ments of the occasion and see that
no Mr. Bowser escapes.-Barnwell
We shall certainly expect Broth
er I Holmes at the annual meeting of.
the association: We shall also have
a rule issued for editors Holmes..
Langston. Norment. Towill and
some others to show cause. if they
can. why they have so long remain
ed in a state of single "cussedness."
The Herald and News desires to
sav to the Yourkville Enquirer that
the fact that, the chairman if the
lives in Newberrv has ntiill
whatever to do with its opini1 1 o
the 1',rice I ill. and that it is not tr%-,
ing to dece've'any one. !I:centin
11nit one <)f the arts w,- ;>ra'e.
Tie bill was fully and the'-1hir
.14eussed in both branches ol th,e
eneral r.mbly. and a ma..orns
t on it with ful! knowedze 'I
slt-te\ w,ie doin,,.
We do not see anything 1unl
(iocratic in it. TIf our contem
re does that is a difference of op
ini which we may deplore but
The Herald and News believes
in temperance as strongly as any
!ne. At the same time we thiii
>)rohibitimon O statute is a theoreti
cal dream which will not be realiz
e( in the pre-Aent state of the human
race. The counties and towns that
have triedl prohlibitionl under the
>ld local option laws knowv this bet
than we can tell them.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured.
William Shaffer, a breakemnan of
Dennison, Ohio. was connined to his
ed for several weeks with infinmma-I
orv rheumatism. "I used many rem
dies." he says. "Finally I sent to
IcCaw's drug store for a bottle oi
hamberlain's Pain Balm. at which
me I was unable to use hand oi foot.
nd in one week's time was able to
o to work as happy as a clam." ,For
ale by Smith Drug Co., Newberry,
S. C.. and Prosperity Drug Co., Pros
erity, S. C.
5 and 20 cents
New Stock table
Best Oat Meal
2 1-2c to lOc'
Ve want to impress
upon the people of the
city and county that
when they have any
thing to buy in Men's
Shirts, Hats, Pants,
Collars and Cuffs that
our store is the place
to buy it. YOu can al
ways feel sure when
you have spent a dollar
at A. C. JONES' that
you have got a little
better value and a little
more for your money
than you get anywhere
else. He spends from
three to four months a
year in New York
where he can keep tho
roughly posted in the
styles and get all the
inside low prices on
everything he needs
for his trade.
Mr. Jones has authorized Mr.
W. F. Ewart, his manager, to mark
down every article in the store ex
cept the clothing. to the lowest
and to mark every suit of Clothing
down to first invoice cost. We are
going out of clothing, except pants,
and there is a lot of good suits left
that you can get a suit as low as
they were sold the Ewart-Piter Co.
by the dozen suits without any
reight added. Come and see us
often. Tell your friends about us
A. C. JONES, moctor.
W. F. EWART, moar
Newberry, S. C , March 4, 1904.
There are many things
to be bought in
for instance '
Rose Gly cerine.
These and a number
of other Toilet prepa-1
rations are right in sea-i
son now. And there is~
a host of things thatt
"claim all seasons for!
their own," and which
we can supply better
than any other store inf
town. It might not bet
inappropriat to men
tion among them Hair,
Tooth and Na ilBru shes,
When. in town pay
as a visit, on business.
or not, we'll be glad to~
The Prosperity Drug Co.,
Prosperity, S. C.
The Leading Drug Store.
L of Amity Lodge, No. 87, A F NM.
ill be held MIonday evening ,.
o' ek, in Masonic Hall. Visita
'rethren cord laly welOD d.
J. H. M. K1Nmn Secretary.
Notice is hereby given that I will
tave books of registration open at
ny once every Monday from now un
il the 17th day of May.
JOHN C. AULL,
WE WANT TO TELL YOU
ab ut sorne of our
We can't mention all of them
now. Haven't sufficient space.
First, t wih to direct your attention to our
Great Linen Department.
Everything points to Linens. They are to be
used extensively for full suits as well as waists.
We have them all-Blouse Linens, Butcher's
Linens, Irish Linens, Linen Lawns, Handker
chief Linens, Waist Linens, Suit Linens, Linen
Sheetings, Pillow Case Linens, Linens in col
ors and white. SEE THEM. .
",Onyx" Hosiery., They never
~.Jf~A i~J~iI3uchange color.
Are made in Germany, and have no superior
in style, quality or finish. They come in me
dium weight &nd light weight.
Lee Onyx Lace Lisle losierU.
The very sheer Lisle Thread Hose have the
call today. Ask to see number 490 Onyx at
25c. per pair. - Buy now while the stock is full
Black Dress Goods, Colored Dress Goods,
We are ready for business in all departments.
When you need good, clean, reliable merchan
dise call on LIS. We will make it to your ad
C. & G. S.
TH EY STAND
This is a poor picture
It is intended to repre
sent an American woman
wearing an "Elite" Petti
coat. Both are positively
"Top Notches." Neither
can be excelled.
We've used particular
care in buying Petticoats,
and all we ask is that you
See our 98c. *window
'~ \%d~ ~lTI~display. Skirts in stock
esaatGN.,R from 98c. to $4.00.
These Skil'ts Fit An1 812 Lady.
Our Spring Goods con
tinue to come, and we are
in position to do a lively
Yours to please,
WALL PAPEF.R KEPT IN STOCK.
Are my long suit. I make any kind
-xcep;t bad ones. I furnish a new
s tamn p and an indellible pad for mark
ing linen for 40 cents. I have some
oth-tr good things. J. WILSON GIBBES,
Typewriters', Office Supplies, etc.
1334 Main Street, Columbia, S. C.