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R. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1905.
Columbia, Feb. 6.-Only about ten,
days more of the legislative session
remain for work. Up to this time on
ly about thirty-five acts of the five
hundred introduced have been order
ed enrolled for ratification, which,
means they will become 'law. Of
these all are of a local nature except
one or two.
There has been a great deal of talk
in the present legislature, many of
the new members seeming to be of
the opinion that they had a message
to deliver and it was in the halls of
the legislature that it must be deliv
All of the really important ques
tions, except possibly that of educa--:
tion, have not been touched upon. The
question of taxation, which is always
an important one, has not been dis
cussed, and no measure proposed to
get an equitable assessment ox the
property among the counties. Such a
measure would be difficult to get
through but it is of far more impor
tance than anyching which could
come before the legislature. Thert
seems to be no way to reduce expen
ditures and in fact no proposition has
been proposed by those who talked
so loudly on the campaign about high
taxes and the burden of taxation, to
reduce the expenditures. In our own
county the relief proposed is to in
crease the salary of the supervisor
and the salaries of a few magistrates
and constables, which is proper but
which will not tend very much to a
reduction of expenditures.
A bill has passed the house to give
a part of the privilege tax to Win
throp college, but this is dangerous
legislation unless it is the purpose to
have this tax wiped out entirely. If
this division can be made it would
be much better to let the entire tax
go into the state treasury and then
make a direct appropriation *to these
colleges by the legislature. That has
Valways been my position, but I was
told a year ago that this could not.be
done inasmuch as this was a tax to
pay the cost of inspection and if you
made it a tax for revenue, then it wads
C unconstitutional. Maybe it will go
through alright and if nobody raises
the question it may be a good idea.
But it is a variable quantity and it
cannot be forecasted what it will
The compulsory education bill has
been killed in both houses. This is
a measure that should have passed.
If we are to have a system of public
schools we should have some meas
ure by which the children of the state
should be given the advantage of
these schools. Some of our legisla
tors seem to forget that the child has
rights as well as the parent and that
these rights are wvorthy of considera
tion. But there are always those
who can see a "nigger in the wood
pile" in every measure. We should
not be so much concerned about the
"nigger" as about the children of our
own blood because the negro is tak
ing care of himself and is reducing
his illiteracy much more rapidly
than is the white race in South Caro
* * *
Thvo o-tloorb nor- is that two~ addi
tiona! circuits will be estahlished,
hi.h wil give us two new judges
n-1(j tVO nm1-rL' sOliCillwre a1u t w
r,:4 rc ciiurt sicnographers. Tb c bil
h,as passed the house and no doubt
will pass the senate. The state has
grown in population and wealth in
the last few years and this created
more business for the courts and the
same number of circuits has existed
for many years. But if we had twice
as many circuits w would still hear
of the law's delays and the congested
condition of our courts.
The bill to abolish the department
of immigration is the first special or
der on the house calendar. It was
discussed last week and is an ad
journed debate order for tomorrow.
It is not probable that the bill will
pass. Many of those who voted
against it last year will not vote to
abolish it this year inasmuch as they
desire to see it given . fair trial be
fore abolishing it. The bill will not
pass the house.
* * *
There is a proposition for Green
wood and Newberry to build a bridge
- Island Ford across Saluda river.
me Greenwood and Newberry citi
ens have been here in the interest
of the bridge. Capt. Joe Jenkins was
here for several days and he is very
much interested in the bridge. It
would also be of benefit to Laurens
and this county should bear part of
the expense of the bridge.
!C * *
This is the seventh year I have
spent in Columbia during a legisla
tive session, and it has been succes
sive years. I have seen many come
and go. The men who were leaders
in the senate and house when I first
came here, many of them, are noc
mentioned now. Some of the old
stagers are still here, but if a man
wants to continue to come to Colum
ba as a member of the legislature
he had better sit still while he:e and
a:tempt nothing that will be of bene
fit to his people, but keep himself in
position to go back in his county and
talk about high taxes and the burden
f taxation and make the dear peo
pe believe he will do the dickens and
paw up the earth when he gers to
Clumbia and the question of taxa
tion comes up. He will not do any
thing when he gets here-better for
him not to--taxes may remain high,
as they will, but so long as he does
nothing he will be alright with his
people at home. But let him do
something that will benefit his peo
ple and if it takes a little money why
the cry of extravagance soon goes up
and they will tell it that this man
who is really interested in his people
and their welfare wvill soon bankrupt
the county and he is left at home and
the low tax candidate gets the vote,
though if he had sense enought to
represent his people, we would know
he could not reduce taxes.
Bunt I trust this legislature will be
able to reduce taxes for I find it very
diicult to meet the amount that is
There are some good and ntrong
men in this general assembly and
there are some, not so strong and
some who are somewvhat demagogic
:ed who are trying to do what will
hlp them to be reelected rather than
what is best for the state. The lat
ter is a secodary consideration. Of
course such men hav:e rio business
here but you will always find them in
such bodies. Of course the:. ma.>
conscientiously believe that what
best subserves their percenal ends
and selfish ambitions best subserves
the commonwealth of South Caro
There are also many talkers in this
speakcr xh wields the most m11
e::e I Un SegiOlion. 1-vmi.nes the
measure through than the one given
t, loud calking.
But they are all good clever fel
lows and not much is going to be
done that will hurt the state.
The Blease resolution to investi
,v::te the dispensary has passed bo*h
mouses and the committtee from the
i nate is composed of Cole. L. Blease,
N. Christensen, and J. T. Hay. Speak
er Smith will likel announce the
mi,mnttee from the house in the next
eW days. Vhat will be the result of
investigation there is difference
The Newberry delegatio i biil to
olish the commissioners of public
>r,:s and devolve the daties of the
commission on 'the bcard of alder
li:-1n which passed the senate was
killed in the house on the motion of
the members from Newberry.
Adjournment will be had on the
i8th of February as that day will
wind up the forty days.
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee has been invit
ed to address the joint assembly on
the night of Thursday the 9th in 'the
interest of the Jamestown celebra
E. H. A.
South Carolina college, at Colum
bia, has just conferred the degree of
LL. D. on Dr. Brown Ayres, of 'The
University of Tennessee, in which act
the South Carolina college conferred
an honor very much deserved, but it
made the degree common by confer
ring it also on thirty-six others.
When degrees are so numerous they
lose their respectability.-Knoxville
Having conferred the degree ol
thirty-seven distingtuish ed gentlemen,
it is a little surprising that the South
Carolina college didn't go a little fur
ther and make every college presi
dent in the United States and Europe
an LL. D. When degrees are so num?
erous they are not very valuable, and
there was no reason to slight any
TROUBLE AT LANGLEY.
One Negro Killed and Three White
Men Dangerously Wounded.
Langley, Feb. 4.-In an encounter
late this afternoon at the Paragon
kaolin mines near here between
whites and blp.cks one negro was kill
ed and three white men dangerously
wounded. It is belived that several
other negroes e shot.
All the parti to the shooting
work in the mines. Yesterday after
ni on they werep~aid off. Cobb and
the negro Hill became invovled in a
difenltv. The other white men took
part and the shooting resulted. What
the roiw was ab)out could not be learn
e. The entire force of laborers em
pl1yed in the mines were finally in
NOTICE TO JURORS.
It has been decided that no court
will be held dutring -the week begin
ning February 13th, 1905.
Notice is therefore given by order
of Judge Watts that the Jurors that
have been drawn for the week be
ginning February 13th need not at
Jno. C. Goggans,
Clerk of Court.
The Farmers' club of Concord, in
Anderson county, has started a
movement to have all cotton covered
with cotton bagging. I is estimated
that by c vering each bak with nine
-:5 of cotton b)agging. weighing
not l ess than two poundstI to the yard
35.oo bales of the south's crop wdl
Are you entirely
Corset you are now
a W. B. made which
you are small, largo
We carry many shag
Front, Princess Hij
127. Batiste GirdlE
87. Batiste 9-int
115. Batiste short %
654. Contelle shoi
929. Straight fron
918. Straight froni
917. Straight front
Let us fit you in W
THE COMERCIAL. BANK,
Capital $50,000 00
Surplus 27,000 00
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
Z. F. WRIGHT, Cashier.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
;OVER NATIONAL BANK.
When the Bundle Conies Back
WTH EVERY PIECE, PURE,
SWEET, SPOTLESS, WHITE,
W\E LL WASH ED. NICELY
STARCHED, NEATLY IRONED
AND NOTHING TORN.
You Are Well Pleased.
THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF
The Newberry SteamLaundry Co.
I Turns Out.
CAN'T WE CALL FOR YOUR
BUNDLE AND DELIVER IT
A delegation of citizens from
Montgomery, Ala., called on Presi
dent Roosevehi on Saturday and in
ViiCd him to e':it Montgome~ry on1 his
trip south. The president stateti it
v nbl afford him pleast:re to accept
h in vitatin, p)ro\1ided he could
m-,ke ,rrannements to do so.
satisfied with the
wearing? There is
will fit you whether
3, slender or stout.
>es in stock, Straight
p, Short Waist and
a for small figures.
:h model for small
rt waist model.
t for stout figures.
This bank has enjoyed a continual
growth from the time it first opened
its doors for business. Hence we be
lieve the people appreciate us. We
are now better prepared than ever to
serve the public. While our past suc
cess has been gratifying, we desire to
make the comning year of 1905 show a
more substantial increase than ever.
We receive deposits from $x.oo and
upwards and on savings accounts pay
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST
Compounded Semi-annually. I
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
J. Y. McFALL, Asst. Cashr.
For Sale by.
C. H. CANNON.
We have a very
pretty line of
and will be glad
to have you call
and see them.