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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18.
As to Judges.
The term of Chief Justice Y. J.
Pope is to expire ir a few months,
and his successor is to be elected by
the legislature at its coming session.
Of course the chief justice will stand
for re-election-no doubt about that,
although he has not so publicly an
7ounced. He is one of the "re
formers" who went into office in i8go
on the platform of rotation in office
but who do not want a personal ap
plication made of the principle. Sup
pose we rotate the gentleman out this
time-he has been sucking the public
teat steadily for fourteen years and
ought to be satisfied-and elect C.
A. Woods as chief justice. He is
now associate justice and writes most
of the opinions of the court anyway.
So if he'is to do the work he ought
to have the honors-Bamberg Times.
It is not probable that Associate
Justice Woods will oppose Mr. Pope.
In fact we have reliable information
that he will not. He declined to do
so when Mr. Pope was elected for
the unexpired term of Mr. McIver.
It is scarcely fair to the other
members of the bench to say that
Mr. Woods writes the greater part of
the opinions and we do not believe
Mr. Wood himself would bear out this
assertion. The work is divided up
and each member of the court writes
his -proportion of the opinions.
The Herald and News believes
that, if there is to be a change in the
judiciary, there should be some other
reason assigned than the mere fact
that some other fellow wants the job
and that a man has been there ten
or twelve years. Chief Justice Pope
dischargei the duties of the office
with satisfaction and we can see no
reason for a change and do not be
lieve that the members of the legis
lature will make any (hange.
The Hoyt Hayes Case.
Governor Heyward has commuted
the sentence of Hoyt Hayes to life
imprisonment in the state peniten
te.ry. There was a petition signed
by about one thousand citizens of
Oconee asking the commutation and
a counter petitioh signed by about
five hundred citizens asking that the
sentence of the court remain undis
We are not disposed to criticize
a governor for the exercise of the
Sis difficult to put yourself in his place.
One thing in this case seems clear
to us. Hoyt Hayes is either guilty
or not .guilty... If guilty it is a most
atrocious. crime which he committed
and if the death penalty should be
ever imposed this case deserves it.
If not guilty he should be given an
unconditional pardon and it is a
crime to send him to the penitenti
ary.:and put the stripes on him. The
.jury of his countrymen who heard
the testimony say ,he is guilty and
the court imposed the death penalty.
The governor says he is not guilty,
but sends him to the penitentiary for
life. Since the governor finds him
not guilty he is doing wrong to have
* him kept in the penitentiary.
The governor bases his conclusion
on the testimony of an expert on
hand-writing, who says that the note
was written by Mrs. Hayes and that
she took her own life. That ques
tion -was argued before the jury and
they did not believe - the note was
written by 19rs. H ayes.
WVe do not know. of course, which
is correct the governor or the jury,
but when ,cases of this kind are stub
bornly and ably contested before a
jury and the courts and the verdict
reached in these tribunals is set
aside. it is useless for the state to
be making. efferts to stop mob vio
lence and to talk about disorder and
lawlessness in the state.
The lawyers in this case were able
men and learned in the law. If the
case hinged on the note in question
these lawyers should have secured
the expert on hand-writing and had
him testify before the jury. This
in a case in the courts in this cour
ty and this will be recalled by man
of our people.
It was the case of Beard vs. Brow
in which Mr. Brown denied the gent
ineness of his signature to some note!
It involved some $o.ooo. Mr. Co1
valho. that is the expert's nam<
found that the signature was nc
genuine and the jury found in ac
cordance therewith a verdict for Mi
The rural free delivery of mails i
bringing about a marked change i
the south. It has put her peopl
to reading. At the fireside ever
evening they may inform themselve
of the events of all the world only yes
terday. Calm and serene they ma
cogitate upon political issues an
form their conclusions without e
traneous pressure. If they see ad
vertised a campaign speaking the
go to it or stay at home accordin
to the amount of "show" it offer!
They do not regard it as an..engin
of education, but rather of entertain
ment or excitement.
Certain papers have been complain
ing of the political apathy of ou
people in this campaign. How muc
of it is due to the acquirement of th
reading habit? "Th-: old orde
changeth. yielding place to new."
This is very true and it is also tru
that when a campaign orator goe
out the stump before the people h
finds them as well informed on th
issues of the day as he is and he can'
fool them even a part of the timt
It is true that they sometimes reacl
conclusions which are not justifie,
but we all do that.
There is only one thing to preven
the extension of rural delivery of th
mails to the point where every fam
ily in the rural districts will have th
mail delivered every day at the dooi
and that is the condition of our pub
lic highways. And strange to sa,
tlhe opposition to any movemen
looking to the improvement of ou
public roads comes from the peopl
who will be most benefited by suc]
improvement. The only way to im
prove our roads is by getting mone,
to put on them and the only way th
state has to secure money is by ta:
ation. '.txation for this purpos
cannot be compared to taxation fo
the support of the government fo
it is an investment that will pay larg
er dividends to those, who pay th
least part than any in'vestment the:
could make. And yet our peopb
strange to say, will be fooled by th
statement that the only way to ge
good roads is the spme old path ou
fathers trod. They will learn b
and by that the country will receiv
the greatest benefit from mone
spent for road improvement.
The rural~ delivery of mail is th
greatest blessing that has come t
our people in a long time and, a
we have said, the only obstacle to it
further extension is the condition c
our public roads.
We are sending from this offic
an average of 335,000 papers a yea:
That is small compared to many c
our large dailies but a pretty good Ic
of readinggnatter to go from a sma
country office to a limited constitt
ency. This includes only The Hei
ld and News and The Telegram.
We want to do everything we ca
to make country life attractive an
pleasant. Good roads, good school!
churches, are necessary, and all de
pend on the roads.
Attorney General Gunter has d(
cided that there must be four seps
rate boxes for the constitutiom~
amendments to be voted on at th
general election. This, he says.
necessary in order to avoid conft
sion. The voters should read th
notices of election and inform thenx
selves on the proposed amendment
so that they may be able to vote thei
honest convictions. Amending th
organic law is a very serious matte
and should not be done hastily. I
order to submit an amendment to th
people it requires a vote of two-third
of both branches of the general as
sembly and then it must be ratifie
by a majority vote of the peopl
and again go before the legislatur
to be put properly in the constitutioi
We have on several occasions unde1
dertaken to explain the severs
amendments upon which the peopi
-STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN!
y COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By John C. Wilson, Esquire. Probat
- WHEREAS, Eddie G. Havird hat
. made suit to ne, to grant her LetteI
- of Administration of the Estate
and effects of Pope L.Havird.
t THESE ARE THEREFORE t
- cite and admonish all and singula
the kindred and Creditors of the sai
Pope L. Havird, deceased, that the
be and apepar before me, in the Coui
of Proate, to be held at Newberr
on November 2nd, next after pub]
cation thereof, at ii o'clock in th
forenoon, to show cause, if any the
have, why the said Administratio
should not be granted.
Given under my Hand, this 14t
day of October. Anno Domini, 190.
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
Letter to W. C. Tyree.
Newberry, S. C.
Dear Sir: How easy it is to g<
things mixed! This comes from or
agents, Messrs. B. K. & G. M
Stickle, Rockaway, N. J.
A Rockaway man was going t
r paint two houses, a year ago, lea(
and-oil. They induced him to pair
e one Devoe, by agreeing to bear an
r loss it might bring him.
One of his houses chalked-off, an
he called for a settlement.
The boot was on the wrong foo
s Lead-and-oil is the chalker; not D<
voe. It was a mistake, not a but
t If Devoe chalked-off as lead-an.
oil does, it wouldn't stand a ghost <
a chance in the market.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
t The Newberry Hardw*e compan
a sells our paints.
Half Rates to Columbia and Retur
Via Southern Railway.
The Southern railway will sell ticl
ets to Columbia and return from a
t points in South Carolina includin
r Augusta, Ga. and Charlotte, N. C. z
very low rates account State Fai
For military companies and bras
bands twenty or more on one tick<
rate will be one cent per mile in eac
direction, plus trbitraries per capit
Tickets will be sold daily Octobe
r24th to 27th inclusive and for trair
r arriving Columbia noon October 26t
with final limit of all tickets Octobe
The Southern railway in additio
to the regular passenger trains rur
ning on convenient schedules to CC
lumbia, they will operate speciu
rtrains Oct. 26th and 27th, 1904, b<
tween following points:
e Branchville, Camden and Sumt<
Spartanburg and intermedial
epoints to Columbia.
SAnderson, Belton and intermediat
points to Columbia.
s For full information apply to an
agent Southern railway, or wvrite.
R. W. Hunt.
e Division Passengery Agenlt,
- Charleston, S. C.
WAREHOUSE COMPANY OF
Columbia, S. C
;STORE COTTON II
houses and to
Proper Cash Advance
if you desireto
hold your cott or
-details will be
e gladly suppliec
Sif you address
olumbia, S. C.
r Now ready f
r iness with f
dise of good
+ . two big stor
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as well as t
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* peals to th
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* linery, Sil
+ mings, Neck
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In all depart
care and accul
We knew this 30:3
started in the drug
every year our expe
tion alike teach us i
Iremarks." No one
than we do, we ven
we prepare your pre
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satisfy, hence you g<
wants you to have,a
is assured. You take
when you trade wit]
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quality at 4
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ments of life,
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rience and observa
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knows this better
ture to say. When
scriptions we spare
ffort to please and
t what your doctor
.d thus his success
no chances or risks
i us. Bring or send
ry, S. C.