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E. H. AIULL, F-DITOR.
T!ie l oew i olles from the state
treasurer that the state is facing
another large dencit. The license
on franchises, which was expected
to pull about a hundred thousand
from corporations. will not be avail
able this year and since the appro
priations are considerably more
than last vear a deficit is inevita
It is a natural consequence of ex
travagant appropriations. .\ state
as small and as poor as South
Carolina. with a larg,e maiority of
its population negrcs. that vItes
away S.z;oo for a private school
14-oo for schoo libraries which
the schools themselves cou(l get if
they appreciatel such things eiou!g
for them to be ot.any value. and
that votes enormous sums to "high
er education" and to every other
object that asks. may expect to
have a deficit. even with a five mill
It is unfortunate that the state is
facing another deficit but that has
been true for several years.
It is strange that when we come
to talk of extravagant appropria
tions the ones which do not amount
to much and which go to the help
of those who most need it are the
ones which we select. The library
law takes an annual appropriation
of $5.ooo but it is meant to help the
children of the rural districts and it
is very small in c9mparison to what
the state gives to the higher educa
tion of boys and girls. who. as a
rule, are able to educate themselves.
Personally the editor of The Herald
and News is opposed to higher edu
cation at the coc+ of the state in
any event but the policy of this
state for the past hundred years
has been against that opinion and
we have not undertaken to butt our
'bead against this wall of public
sentiment. Not only has that been
the policy of the state but a few
years ago the state built three more
of these higher institutions of learn
ing and of course it takes money to
keep them going. .
But the deficit has been here for
several years facing the treasury
and it is unfortunate the commit-1
tee in charge of the preparation of
the franchise tax measure should
have made the error in its prepara
tion aiid that sonme membel)r of the
legislature did not discover the:
The thing to do. if there are ex
travagant appropriations, is to
point them out and show wvhere
there could be a reduction. That is
what wve would like to know. Some
people who talk economy advocated:
the creation of a new state depart
ment with a new officer and an ap
propriation to keep it going. WVe do
not recall whether the Observer did
or not and wve are not fmnding fault'
with the criticism of our contempo
arv but we do not consider this ap
propriation for rural libraries ex
travagant. and we would be glad to;
have our neighbor show where
else there have been extravagant
appropriations and hence where
the cut could have been made. Of
course it could do0 no good at this
time hut it n ight in the future.
The death of Pro f. R. .Mecans
Davis. of the South Carolinia col
lege which occurred in (4 hnnhin
oni Sunday mo rning, is a <listinc t
loss to the college. to the State. and
to the cause of education. P rof.I
D)avis had gained a very wide replu
tatio n as a historian and( he was
known to his friend(l as a mani 'r
personal magnetism and of great
zealI and( Ioe (.o.f character. !!!,
1: amilti 'n he was remuarkahl'
THE BATTLE SHIP MAINE.
It Will Remain Where it is Sunk Deep in
The Mud Flats of Habana Harbor.
A disp.rtch fr,m i lavana to the
C''lumbia State says that it may lbe
Naild tt Ie n w d-11 etnnitel\ settild
that the wreck 4-f the old .\laine
which rests deep inl tihe 1m1(i 1111
of th. hay fT Ilahiana wIl ii t he
placed nI cxh1ibitioln at <t. lis.
desl)ite the recent announcement to
the effect that a new American syn
dicate. with Mr. Joseph D'e Wy\ck
,ff. a former service; had ultimately
with the Cuban authorities to re
mnove the. miass, of ill- lhapenl lIln
from the har, iir here--as an -b
struct ion' 1. navig.ation-and m~ad
tie requirel :m-oetary dep.sit with
ti igj tt ri. i ti r; z clJ)-iit
tllik the ti i:lde to lok carf ili
inti i the Mail. "ivstcrv. tih
wreck wil. owr the \\ei-L at LeaSt.
reain where it is. lt whly it is
hardly necessary to remark. as' the
general ptiblic can have little inter
est at this late date, in the "state
secrets" relative to the Ctiban revo
lution and Spanish-American war:
and their publication at this (late
might affect the new national loan
of S35.00u,000. in the success of
which every one in Cuba. as well
as the Americans interested in the
sale of. the new bonds soon to be
issued and the Habana banks and
usurers speculating in soldiers' war
rants. is actively interested. In
deed, today only Spaniards seem
anxious to "clear tip the Maine
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
Has world-wide fame for mar
vellous cures. It surpasses any other
salve. lotion, ointment of baln for
Cuts. Corns. Burns. Boils Sores.
Felons. Ulcers. Tetter. Salt Rheum.
Fever Sores. Chapped' Hands. Skin
Eruptions: infallible for Piles. Cure
guaranteed. 0:h: 25c at XV. E.
Pelham & Son, druggists.
Vouln't believe it unless yoi
see it. When votu see it you will he
Mr. J. B. Halifacrt has secured
the exclusive sale of the Folliott
Separator for Newberry County.
'te will have the separator on ex
hibition daily and will take pleasure
ill denonstrating it for anyone who
wishes to see it.
ist. It separates the butter from
fresh, sweet milk in less than three
2nd. The sep)arator separates
tile butter from'' sweet cream inl lesS
than two minues.
3rd. Separates the hutter fri :m'
sour mlilk in less than one minllute.
4th. F'rom either of tile three.
gives better qutality of butter and
more of it than has ever been h
tained ironm any other process. re
quirinlg less of tile time or iahor of
The Separator does all tihe work
of tile churn'.: ibut instead of secur
ing tile desired result hr laborious
mechanical agitation, it separates
the b)utter by forcing air through
the milk or cream, leaving every -
thing richl and pure wxith tihe righlt
est of natural flavors.
Swveet wilk comes out as ordi
narv skin' milk.
Sour milk and cream conme i ut
as butter-milk thoroughly aerated
and consequently purer than hle
The butter is equal to tile pu.re'4
proutct that has ev'er ben secure.i
hy any kn own process.
Thle whlole p)rcetss is thoir nugh
!y hyg~ienie. WVhat I offer is er:
une rev' ltiion and I want ev<:
le ti see it. ThliSe whoie
will~ have Ica iL'15n i to ciongran i-n
themselves on what they learn.
is State Agenit and wamli '.umyfl
.\en'ts in every Coiunty if thi
State. We are goling to kill tim the
)ei . laierine wVithiout thle hlel'
It ptt tihe farmers onl equai1
with thle best creameielin~
cuilntre. "inple in its coni'tr'.'e
i. It. Hlalfacre. Newherrv. >. I.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured.
William Shaffer, a breakeman of
Dennison. Ohio. was confined to his
bed for several weeks with intlamma
tory rheumatism. "I used many rem
edies." he says. "Finally I sent to
McCaw's drug store for a bottle or
Chamberlain's Pain Balm, at which
tine I was unable to use hand of foot.
and in one week's time was able to
go to xwnrk as happy as a clam." , For
5. C.. and Prosperity Drug Co.. Pros
perity. S. C.
-alv by Smith Drug Co.. Newberry.
"I low did the inmates of the in
sane asylum like the little enter
tainmenit that was gotten upl) t(Ir
"Th. they (raye over it!
Fearful Odds Against Him.
- " . " j l 1 1v 0 1146 -1 111
f :e t n r m e.eU5
gave % him rif .\ AI !"th hc orilld
1'lectric I 'itter. I ut h m Pn h
feet in s.ho rt .rder and n v he tL-I
ties. I'm In the n ad ti complete
recover." st in earth f,ir Liver
and Killne trohiles and all f,rnis
of Stonacf and owel CoIlIvIailnts.
( nly ;o:. Guiaranteed by W. H.
Pelham & S.n. diruggists.
The secretary of state has issued
a commission to the McCown Co..
of Florence county. which firm will
run a stock farm of S2o.ooo capital
in what is called the Black lands.
What Is Life?
In the last analysis nobody knows,
but we do know that it is under
strict law. Abuse that law even
slightly, pain results. Irregular liv
ing means derangement of the or
gans, resulting in Constipation.
Headache or Liver trouble. Dr.
King's New Life Pills quickly re
adjusts this. It's gentle.,yet thor
ough. Only 25c at V. E. Pelham
& Son's drug store.
There are many things
to be bought in
These and a number
of other Toil1t prepa
rations are right in sea
son now. And there is
a host of things that
"claim all seasons for
their own," and which
we c;: supply better
than any other store in
town. It raioht not be
inapropriat to men
tiont anr g ther mHair,
Toothand Nail Brushes,
Cmbs. et c
When .n' town pay
us a visit, on business
or not, we'll be glad zo
The Prosperity Drug Co.,
Prosp:erity, S. C.
The Le adin g Drug Stcr e.
must have a sufficient supply of
in order to develop into a crop.
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen
sate for a lack of potash in
grain and all
We shanl be glad
to send free to any
farme:(r ouraitle book
' which contatinsl u
ab.in fo r m3ation
about s.oi cu.ltur.
GiERF1AN K(ALI WVORKS,
New York-9 Nag'. "'ra ."
We have them for all.
Latic Black Cats
Big Black Cats
Light Weight Black Cats
Heavy Black Cats
The weary hours put in at the weekly mending
will be greatly reduced if you simply ask for and
insist-on having Black Cat Stockings for the young
sters. They are knit to wear of the toughest thread
that goes into a stocking: are spliced heels, toes and
knees, no bumpy or skimpy toes. Elasticity,
strengh and a dye that's lasting and improves with
washing. With a hosiery department which embraces
Black Cat Stockings and Onyx Hosiery we feel that we
are in a position to serve you properly.
Try our hosiery qnce; you will surely come
c. & G. S.
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
\ ~~~L1T ~ display. Skirts in stock
I ~ hG IJDjRSO0' from 98c. to $4.00.
ThOSe SMils Fit Aily Size Laly.
Our Spring Goods con
tinue to come, and we are
in position to do a lively
Yours to please,
WALL PAPEER KEPT IN STOCK.
*sn g suit. I rnake any kind
':ci ones. I furnish a new
C'e anindellible pad for mark
..'sJWLO ~BSj -40 cents. I have some
.Off:ce Supplies. etc.
* * Columbi:. S. C. 'f