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ator Supervises the Planting
And Working of Every
Editorial Johnston News.
We have read and heard so much
of Senator B. R. Tillman's flower
garden that we have for a long time
wished for an opportunity to gratify
our desire to visit his home and get
a glimpse of his home life. Last Fri
day our business called us to Tren
ton, and having about an hour's leis
ure time we walked out to Senator
Tillman's elegant home. When we
reached the gate we found him in his
>wer yard, where we were inform
ed he may be found at any hour dur
ing the day. He greeted us cordially
and in reply to our inquiry as to his
health, he stated he had fully recover
ed from his recent attack of the
The senator's residence is a large
double-story building. with a broad
piazza the entire length in frcnt. and
is probably three or four hundred
yards from the road. There is a
grove of large oaks between the road
and the flower yard, which is immed
iatelv in front of the residence. Every
arrangement about the place presents
an air of neatness and refinement, but
the flower yard beggars description.
There are beautiful walks. hothouses
and summer houses, carefully arrang
ed, and almost every kind of flower
konwn. The senator personally su
pervises the planting 7and working of
every seed, bulb and plant, and his lo
bors are rewarded with success in
this his pet hobby as in everything
else he undertakes.
The newspapers have painted Sen
ator Tillman in all kinds of colors,
and the cartoonists have pictured him
in the most hideous fashions, leading
many, perhaps, to believe that he is
a regular fire-eater. a Cannibal, or
even a "wild man from Borneo." But
to visit him at his home he is a kind,
sociable and open-hearted citizen.
His love for flowers and his devotion
to his family and friends is proof pos
itive that he has a tender heart, for
flowers are emblems of love, and on
ly one with a tender heart can love
flowers as he does. It is pleasing to
see with what care he works around
the tenderest sprig, and when he
walks through his yard it seems that
every flower nods its head in recogni
tion and appreciation of his love and
care for their nurture and growth.
Although he has been slandered
and maligned more than any public
man in the state. Senator Tillman's
home-life coupled with his earnest
and faithful service to his state class
es him among the noblest of noble
men, ever ready to open his heart to
his friends and h'is mouth in defense
of the rights of his people.
THE BOLL WEEVIL.
Department of Agriculture's Report
of Investigation of Special
Washington, March 20.-The de
partment of agriculture today issued
a report on the results of recent in
vestigations by Special Agent Hun
ter of the bureau of entomology, giv
ing recommendations looking to
averting damage by the boll weevil.
The report says that the work oif the
bureau of entomology for several
years has indicated that there is not
even a remote probability that the
boll weevil ever will be exterminated
and that as a matter of fact no in
jurious insect ever has been extermi
nated. It says, however, that al
though the very large yields of cot
ton of former times no longer may
be possible in the region now infested
by the boll weevil, it is entirely feasi-.
ble to produce cotton at a margin of
profit that will compare favorably
with that resulting from the produc
tion of most of the staple crops of
the United States by following what
is known as the cultural method. This
consists of changes and modifications
of the system of cotton raising, in
cluding the destruction of the plants
in the fall, early planting, thorough
ctltivation of the fields, planting the
rowe, as far apart as feasible, thinning
the plants in the rows and using cer
Artificial roses never appear to so
poor an advantage as when they
Lbloom on a girl's cheeks.
Skeleton Ordinance Will Be Drawn
Up For All Towns And
Compulsory vaccination will now
be enforced in every county in the
s:ate. The state board of health at its
meeting in Columbia on Tuesday
morning passed a resolution, which in
a general way meets with the require
ments of the act passed by the last
session of the legislature, and the at
t6rney general has been instructed to
draw up a skeleton ordinance, which
will be sent to all towns and cities, re
quiring compulsory vaccination. The
board has so far pushed the campaign
for compulsory vaccination through
out the s:ate and over $8oo has been
spent this year in vaccinating the
The board will now appoint agents
in each county. who shall see that
those people living in unincorporated
villages are vaccinated and there is a
heavy penalty attached to those who
do not comply with the law. A com
mission of five cents is given the said
agent and a nominal charge of ten
cents is made in each case.
Cripple Liable to Poll Tax.
The attorney general has given his
opinion on the question as to whether
a cripple is exempt from poll tax to
the comptroller general. The matter
came up on a request from the county
auditor of Edgefield, where a poll
tax payer threatened to resist the
payment of the tax because he was
The opinion is as follows:
Answering the inquiry of Mr. J.
H. Haltiwanger auditor of Edgefield
county, referred by you to this office,
I beg to say that Section 259 of the
Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1902,
Volume i, and the annual supply acts,
prescribing who are liable and who
exempt from the payment of poll tax,
does not exempt anyone from the
paymen't of the tax merely because
he is maimed, but only those are ex
empt who are incapable qf earning a
support by reason of their being
maimed, or from any other cause.
The material fact to be determined in
each case is whether the person
claiming the exemption is incapable
of earning a suppor: or not. If capa
ble of earning a support and between
the ages of 21 and 6o. with the excep
tion of those specially exempted by
law, as Confederate veterans, all male
citizens must pay the tax.
Very truly yours,
W. H. Townsend,
Assistant Attorney General.j
OPERA HOUSE TO RENT.
Notice is hereby given that the
City Council of Newberry will re
ceive sealed bids up to' six o'clock on
the evening of April 5th, 1905, for the
rent o:f the Newberry Opera House
for a period of three years. beginning
September 3d, 1905. Council reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
By order of the Council.
George B. Cromer,
T. 0. Stewart,
C. & T. T. C. N.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
The partnership heretofore existing
between the undersigned for prac
tice of law under the firm name of
Sease & Dominick is this day dis
solved by mutual consent. Mr. Dom
inick will continue the practice of
law at the same offices and will ap
preciate the same confidence and
clientage that has been shown to the
Thos. S. Sease.
Fred. H. Dominick.
Pursuant to authority granted by
Bill No. 144 enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of South Caro
lina the Trustees of School District
No. 52, Newberry County, S. C.
hereby gall an election to be held at
Whitmire, Newberry County, on
Wednesday, April 4th, 1905. Said
election to be for the purpose of vot
ing for or against the issuing of
School Bonds in accordance with the
provision of Bill No. 144, also for
the selection of two members of the
Z. H. Suber,
Jno. P. Fant,
Tom Marshall, Kentucky's famous
wit attended a phrenologist's lecture
one nigh:. Marshall had been drink
ing, and when he returned to his hotel
after the lecture he drank more. The
drink gave him belief in his phrenolo
gical powers, and he declared that he
could "read" heads as well as the lec
turer. So it was decided to test his
skill upon some of the guests of the
hotel. Both ladies and gentlemen as
sembled in the parlor, and Marshall,
who knew most of them, furnished an
hour's uproarious fun by hitting off
their failings. When he had finished
an empty headed dandy whose head
had not been examined loudly and
pompously called attention to the
fact that Marshall had neglected him.
"I beg your pardon, sir," said Mar
shall, "but you must really excuse
me. I am too drunk to read smal:
print by candlelight."
Reduced Rates to Florence.
On account of meeting of the
South Carolina Sunday School con
vention, to be held at Florence,
March 28 to 30th, inclusive, the C.,
N. & L. railroad will sell tickets at
the reduced rate of $5.25 from New
berry. These tickets will be sold on
the certificate plan, the purchaser to
pay full fare to Florence and by pre
senting the certificate (which will be
furnished by your ticket agent) to
ticket agent at Florence, who will sell
you return tickets at reduced rate
plus 25 cents.
For further information write,
J. W. Denning,
Nhen the Bundle Comes Back
WITH EVERY PIECE, PURE,
SWEET, SPOTLESS, WHITE,
WELL WASHED, NICELY
STARCHED, NEATLY IRONED
AND NOTHING TORN.
You Are Well Pleased.
THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF
fhe Newberry Steam Laundry Co.
CAN'T WE CALL FOR YOUR
BUNDLE AND DELIVER IT
We will insure your Frame
D welling for only sixty cents on
the hundred dollars, (not ex
posed), or better still, one dol
lar and eighty cents for five
years. Good business peop'le
[nsure their property, why
don't you? Insurance on stock
and store buildings also,
HOLMES & McFALL,
Fire Insurance Agents.
Non Smoot Carbon Paper.
From the best tested seeds. Now
ready for shipment, large, strong,
healthy, these plants are grown in
the open air and will -tand severe
freeze without injury. Early Jersey
Wakefield, Large Type or Charlestol,
Wakefield, which are the best known
varieties of early cabbages, also Hen
derson's Succession, the best large,
late and sure header, Augusta Early
Trucker, also a fine type of late va
riety. Neatly packed in light
baskets. $r.5o per I,ooo; for five
thousand or over $r.25 per i,ooo F. 0.
B. express office. Special prices
made on large lots.
Chas. M. Gibson,
Young's Island, S. C.
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
bage plants from us. They are grown
in the open air and not in a hot house;
they can, therefore, stand extremely
cold weather without injury.
Our seed was selected from the best
seed houses in the business, and we
are prepared to furnish the best
plants to be had.
Prices $i.5o per thousand in lots
less than 5,000; $1.25 in lots over 5,000
and less than Io,ooo, and special prices
on larger orders.
Plants shipped by express C. 0. D.,
unless cash accompanies order. Or
ders promptly filled.
SANDERS & LEMACKS,
RITTER, S. C.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST S
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates,
R tilway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUN
AIR - LINE
NORTH - SOUTH
Two Daily Pullman V
Between SOUTH i
'The Best Rates and R
Via Richmond and
Norfolk and Stea
Louis, Chicago, N
Points South and Sout
and Jacksonville an
POSSITIVELy THE SH
ja'For detailed informatl<
man reservations, etc., apj
board Air Line Railway, or
Passenger Agent, Columb
C. F. STEWART,
IW. L BURROUGHS. Tra~
Why use gelatine and
spend hours soaking, e ..
and coloring when U\ .'--z
produces better results in two minutes?
Everything in the package. Simplyadd hot
water and set to cool. It's perfection. A sur
prise to the housewife. No troubl lessez
pense. Try it te-day. Flavors:=
Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, 'oeolat
and Cherry. At grocers. 10c.
Dr. R. M. Ken.dy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Charlesto r 01 ro , R..
(Schedule in Effect january 23, 1905.)
Lv. Newberry. .........2.36 p. mi.
Ar. Laurens 1.42 P. M.
No. 2. No. r6.
Daily. Ex. Sun .
Lv. Laurens..... ...- 5o p. m. 6.55 p. -i
Ar. Greenwood ..........2.46 p. m. 8.35 p. m..
Ar. Augusta......... 5.20 p. M.
Ar. Anderson ......... 7.10 p. m.
No. 1o. No. 42.
Lv. Augusta............ 10.30 p. m 2 35 p. M.
Ar. Allendale........... ........ 12.27 P. m. 4 3D p. n -
Ar. Fairfax ..... ......... 12.39 P. m. 4.41 P. M -
Ar. Charleston ............... 7.40 p. m.
Ar. Beaufort.................. 6.30 p. m.
Ar. Port Royal.................. .6.40 p. m...
Ar. Savannah............. 2.50 a m. 6-45 p. MD
Ar. Waycross........... 5 o5 a. m. o.oo p. M.
Ar. Jacksonville......... S.40 a. mn. ...........-~
No. I No. 15..
Daily. EX SM
Lv. Laurens......... ... 2.07 p. In. 7.oo a.
Ar. Spartanburg .......- 3.30 p. I. 9.45 a. m..
No. 52. No. 87.
Daily. EX. Sun.
Lv. Laurens......:......... 2 og p. M. 8.oo a. M.
Ar. Greenville .......... 3.25 p. m. 10 20S. I.
Through Pullman Car Service between Au
gusta and Jacksonville, Fla.
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T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
ING CARS ON ALL THROUGH.
DN ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
are now in effect to all Floridac
otteS, etc.; conSult nearest Southerrn
r, Division Passenger Agent-,
Charleston, S C.
- EAST -- WEST..
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ute to all Eastern Cities
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