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AS TO APPROPRIATIONS.
We publish the specifications of
the Observer as to "Extravagance
and Deficiences." The Observer
says: "Ve have specified some
thing over a hundred thousand."
We do not style the Observer's
idea narrow but we do think the
Observer should have been more
accurate in its statements of the fig
ures. because it is very easy to
state appropriations in round ntt'n-,
bers and to say "about" so and so.
The exact. figure. are easily ob-"
tainable. Then we are surprised
at the ignorance of the Observer
as to the income by which Clemson
The Hehald and News has never
been an advocate or believer in
higher (ucation. by the state. but
the policy of this state ior a hun
dred years has been ag*inst that
judgment and we have never op
posed these sfate institutions.
though some years ago when the
state %,ent wild on building more
colleges we took the position then
that we were top-heavy vith higher
instiution, and if there was more
money to be spent for education we
had better give it to the common
schools. The sentiment of the state
was against us and three more of
these institutions were built. ' We
have them and we must support
them or pull them down. To do
the latter would~ be a backward
step. In fact we think a few years
ago a gentleman ran for governor
on such a platform and received
only about iooo votes in the state.
The Observer would cut appro
i. Clemson"college is given too
much money. The Observer ought
to know that Clemson does not re
ceive one dollar cf appropriation
from the state, directly or indirect
ly, for if the college were not there
this money could not go into the
treasury. Neither could we take
any of the privilege.-tax into the
treasury for it is presumed that it
is collected as an inspection tax and
not as a source of revenue. The
moment it is laid as a source of
revenue that moment it becomes an
illegal tax and cannot be collected.
To reduce this tax would not help
the farmers who use the fertilizers
and so long as no one is complain
ing about it we had better let it
*2. The Observer would ab'olish
the Citadel. That is the position
that was taken some years ago by
Mr. Tillman, but when he had the
authority' to do so he did not de
*stroy ther. institution, and for the
anTiount lit receives from the state
it gives more in return than any of
our state institutions. -For main
tenance .it receives $25.000 a year
and in return educates two young
men from each county, furnishing
them not only tuition but every
thing needed to maintain them dur
ing their course. . This year the to
tal appropriation for the Citadel is
$36,250, and not "more than $40,
ooo," $10,ooo of this amount being
to instal a heating plant, it being
stated that the buildings were in
danger from fire all the time on ac
count of* the defective heating ar
3. The Observer thinks Wini
throp could be run for less than
$113,000. We do not know about
that. The state appropriates for
support, including running expen
ses, equipment, and general im
provements. $52,182.66; $x2.4oo
for regular scholarships: assistant
in executive office, S8oo; for paint-!
ing buildinigs. S3,ooo, making a to
al of S6; 382.66 andl the scholar
ship part goes to the young ladies
who secure the scholarsihps to pay
their own expenses.
4. The Observer would cut the
pension list in half and thus save
Sioo.ooo. That is a matter of opin
ion. The amount we give now are
but small pittances to those who
served their country in a time when
she needed their services., and if
we are to do anything for these old
Confederates we could scarcely af
ford to do less. If those get on the
list who should not it is better a few
of these than that the state should
neglect to provide for those who
need aid. It is natural the list
should grow larger for a time be
cause as these soldiers grow older
they need help more. buit this in
crease can onlyV be for a very sho,rt
time. for it will not he long before
they will all have passed beyond the
Ie of assistance fr,m us. F r
u:s we w10uld n'It Cut tlis ite: 4own.
That is a m IIer o pinion. howev
T r. an we C(uld save a li.l mnre
i taki. all away. Georgia ap
prropriates . a year r pen
sions and it scarcely had four times
as many soldiers as South Carolina.
6. The Observer would not cut
down salaries of state officers. butV
it would Cut off clerks and stenog
raphers. There are only about four
stenographers in the state house
and their aggregate salary is less
than $i.5oo. We do not see where
-any clerk could be cut out except
you might take out the historical
clerk for indexing the old papers,
that is if you do not care to have
these papers arranged so that if it
should be desired to consult them
thev would be acsessible. and then
you would save $9oo.
7. The Observer would not es
tablish librai.es in the rural schools.
We would and we are glad to see
the interest manifested in the va
rious counties in having these li
braries established. This Act calls
for an annual appropriation of $5,
ooo which gives twelve libraries to
the county each-year. Of course
it takes an equal amount from the
counties, but it comes out of the
funds iready on hand and requir
es no additional tax.
8. We do not find any item in
With the Chc
We are up to date in style and
"Way Back and Low Down in ]
boght our stock early, in fact so es
there is no advance prices put on on
the ground floor in every respect, ai
and customers money on their sprin
Our store is filled up completely i
and second floors with New Spring
are very strong on all the followin
your special attention, and carefuli
"extremely low prices."
Full and complete line of Dress G
in Silks, Wool Goods and Wash Go
Big line of Clothing for Men and
SBig line of Hats for Men and Boyd
CHEA PEST ST(
the general appropriation bill of
S2.500 for a private school in Char
leston. It may be there. however.
We know such a proposition was
made. It should not he there. we
I laving reviewed the extrava
gances as seen by the ( )bserver we
desire to name a few items we
would cut out if we had had power.
i. WNe would abolish the Act
providing for special courts and
thus save about Sio.ooo. These
figures cannot be given accurately.
2. WVe would not have estab
!ished a department of agrici-,ture.
commerce and immigration and
'.m save for this vear --;.o0o.
3. \e would Cit out free schol
arships in .nuth C:r 'lina ce e.
3'u40. and free fr cholar-hips
WV:it hlr Ip. 12.4 00. akilng a t, ta
cr t v e It,ail 1.'T V01 0WICn an 0 i
-.ry j 'itntl an 1h n yo o e t
:..alyze the a*)!1Pp *pri*,- hll y
!,nd verv 1 ilaccs \\h]ere Lou Can1
cut uniless y-ou dtsire tt chaige the
poAlicy of the state and stop giving
pensions to Confederate soldiers
and pull down some of our higher
institutions of learning. We have
always been of the opinion, as
stated on many occasions, that
South Carolina was top-heavy with
higher institutions, but the policy
of the state has been to build them
and they must be maintained or
We have no quarrel with the Ob
server. We have undertaken to
show just how the money went for
these institutions and to give the
exact figures so that the peopl4
might know the facts. The people
demanded,the building of Clemson
and Winthrop and they are good
schools and now to keep them ru-n
ning. it takes money and the state
must raise it by taxation. And we
believe there are very few people
in the state who desire to tear them
We would say that we are as
anxious to cut down expenses and
reduce taxes as the Observer or
any one else wherever it can be
done without destroying the effic
incy of the public service, but we
do not believe any good can come
quality and ch'oice selections, but
~rices." The reason is plain.. We
rly and at such an advantage that
goods at all We are, therefore, on
: prepared to save all our friends
and summer purchases for 1904.
every available space on the first
Goods in every department. We
lines of merchandise, and invite
~spetion, and best of all, note our
ods of every kind and -latest styles
RE IN NEWBERRY.
of talking in a general way of e
travagance. If we are to have state
institutions of higher learning we
must count ol paying the cost of
No harm. however. can come or
discussing these matters and letting
the )eople niderstand just where
the money goes and for what it
The Hon. W. J .Talbert has an
nounced himself a candidate for
Congress in the second district.
He sees now. what a good thing:
he d1rimpe to run for governor.
. l. i1. Tillman ;avs he will
:N't m1akC the race fo Congress.i n
\\'hen S uii lly .uendIedi payment
cnn weni \c.t tumb H ng (down-thir
:t-. dollarsi nr haie in an hour.
na ut and. will be in the mnarket
aam mi a rew 'a. )w.
Young Tiheodore Croft has an
nounced himself as a can(lidate for
congress in the second district to
fill out the unexpired term of his
father. the late Col. G. WN. Croft.
What's the use of that. Congress!
will pay to Col. Croft's family his
salary for the full term just as if
he had lived. Congress always does
that when a member dies in office.
In addition to that, if Mr. Croft
is elected for the unexpired term
he will get the salary for the year
Hon. V itt Aiken made a speech'
in the house of representatives last
week in advocacy of his bill to in
crease the salaries of rural mail car
riers to $96o per year. Mr. Aiken
clearly stated his position and his
line of argument in the opening
sentences of his speech: "The post
master general in his report recom
mends that they -be paid $750,
which amount I think entirely in
adequate. In discussing this ques
tion it is well to bear in mind the
fact that there are other considera
tions than that of mere money in
volved, considerations which should
claim the attention of every mem
rt As Us
at and best
Everything that is made in Shoes
we buy Shoes only from the larges
ness. Don't buy any Shoes or Sli
this spring. We know we can ple
A full and complete line of Shirt
and exclusive patterns
Collars and Cuffs, Neckwear, I
Suspenders. Umbrellas and Para
Ladies and Men. We are very
We haven't space and time in t.
prices and kinds of goods, but say
goods anywhere in Newberry, or a:
to us before you buy, and we are
mense stock, and "we will always
We are yours to serve with Eas
and Shoes. Always in front ii
AND OUTFITTERS F
her of this body. for they touch not
the carriers only but some 25.000.
ooo farmers. who have the right
to expect fair treatment . at our
Mr. Aiken is right in his conten
tion that the salaries of carriers
should be increased to S900. That
is certainly little enough when the
expense of buving and keeping a.
horse and buggv is deducted. And
Air. Aiken says that "even $900
will not put him on an equal footing
with the city carrier."
Thursday and Friday.
My stock of Ladies, Misses and
Chiliren's Millinery is new and
complete in the iatest styles and
novelties. The Flowers, together
with the Chiton, Moline Laces and
Braids are al that could be desired.
This is the greatest Ribbon sea
son. and we 'are headquarters for
the same. In fact we have every
thing necessary in the Millinery line.
My stock of Dry Goods, Notions.
etc., is very full. You are invited
to call and inspect the same before
Mrs. S. M calmes,
PROSPERITY, S. C.
Send your orders for Butterick
Patterns to me.
Letter to J. W. Kibler & Co.
Dear Sirs: The way to buy paint
is to go by the name. There is~ a
name never seen on sham paint or
weak paint or short-measure paint:
There are a hundred different
names in paint. Some are shab;
some weak; some short-measure;
and some all three.
If there is another such paint as
Devoe lead-and-zinc, we don't
know it. There are a few fairly
good paints; a few; only one De
voe. A gallon is worth a gallon
and-a-half of those few.
Mr. Aaron Higgins. of Plain
field, N. J., always used 15 gallons
of mixed paint for his house. Last
spring he bought 15 gallons of De
voc and had 4 gallons left.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
P. S. The Newberry Hardware
Company sell our paint. 6o.
for Ladies. Men and Children,and
and best manufacturers in the busi
pers until you have seen our line
ase you both in styles and prices.
s for Men and Boys-entirely new
[osiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs and
sols, and Underweir of all kinds for
strong on Domestics and House
is paper and issue to mention all
this to you: Get prices and look at
ny town or city in the State, and come
sure we can please you with our im
e LOWER in price.
ter Dresses, Clothing, Hats
i Styles and Qualities, but the lowest