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tntered at the Postoffice at New.
Uerry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1905.
Widen the Sidewalk.
One of the disadvantages from
which this city suffers is the narrow
streets and sidewalks. If the maltei
had been taken in hand some twenty
five years ago it could have been rem
edied to a very large extent. Where
ver it is possible now the streets and
sidewalks should be widened. We un
derstand that Mr. P. E. Scott will
probably widen the sidewalk on
Friend street about two feet. He pro
poses to erect three brick buildings
-fronting on Caldwell street, the cor
ner one to be filted up for the post
It would -be-a good time for the city
council to confer with Mr. Scott and
see if he would not sell the city about
three feet more. -That would widen
the street five feet which wouldmake
it much better than at present though
still too narrow. But Mr. Scott could
very well give five feet and still have
room enough for three store rooms.
We make the suggestion and hope
the council will take the matter up.
With three and four story buildings
going up the streets should be widen
e'd wherever possible and before the
-buildings are erected.
"Each child in Massachusetts re
ceives an average of seven years'
schooling, while each child in the
United States at large receives only
el- 4.3 years' schooling. The average
earhing power of each person in Mas
-sachiusetts is seventy-nine cents a
day, -while for the country at large it
is only %forty cents. The ratio is
seventy-nine to forcy, the excess being
thirty-nine cents per capita. It is tt
be noticed that this result has been
* reache.d by independent calculations
both of Dir. Harris, the United States
'commissioner of education, and of Mr.
Waldin, former chief of the Massa
chusets biureau of labor. statistics
Mr. Hill point' out that -this dailt
ning cents per capita in excess of thi
* average in the nation means $10oo
year per capita, and $275,0oo,ooo0
year more than it would yield if the
~per - capita production of the state
were no greater than the average
throughout the country. This is twen
* ty-three times the annual expense foi
support and 'buildings. It is not neces
saty to attribute to the schools thi:
-vast excess of .production above th4
-- average for the country to prove t.hal
they pay enormous material dividends
H soihumble a fractcion as a fifth o:
even a tenth part of this excess car
be traced to schools, they are yet in
vestments that each year return tc
the state much pnore than their annua:
cost. In :this connection it will -b
found that while Massachiusetts por
-trays such a noticeably large earning
power for eac'h person, the school ex
-penditures always bear a close rela.
tion to 'the local earning power. A
careful consideration of the table pre.
pared by the -commissioner of educa
tion may be profitably studied in con.
nection with the Massachusetss re.
port" This interesting . comparisor
was made by the late Frank A. Hill
In this connection it will 'be well t<
consult the figures published in this
issue as sent out by the -departrner
* of education at Washington. Souti
. Carolina is not at the 'bottom of th<
list but she-is too 'far down. There is
-still much ahead of us in this stat<
in the matter of education. We nee<
*to 'bestir ourselves.
It Will Be Local Option.
In his letter published this morn
ing, Mr. Joel E. Bruns-on says: "re
mains to be seen whether the prohi
-bitionists 'will make further effort t<
hold a state .conven:tion and mak<
-their own nominations or not, but o
this one thing I am satisfied, they car
easily send the license candidate t<
defeat. The man elected will 'be eithel
a clean prohi'bitionist or a dispensary
It will dey3end to some extent upor
the action of the legislature when i
meets next January whether the li
qour question will be all-absor'bing ii
*the campaign for state officers nex
summer. I:t is in the power of th<
liature to determine the questior
so far as the state at large is concern
ed by abolishing the state dispensary
and leaving it to the counties to set
tie their loc-al problems. And that
would.be wise legislation. But should
the representatives of the people shirk
the responsibility of action and refer
the matter back to the people, we
think Mr. Brunson's forecast of the
result is an error. The majority of the
people of South Carolina are demo
crats and as such they stand for local
self government. When the issue is
made they will. we believe, so declare
It is not quite clear what Mr. Brun
son expects a "license" candidate to
stand for, but if "liquor" is ;the issue
in the next state cempaign-we hope
it will not be-the candidate repre
senting the principle of "local option"
will have the bes't of the argument.
His position will be s:tronger than
that of either -the prohibitionists or
the dispensaryites. Again, the suc
cess of local option will remove the
liquor question as a state issue and
we believe 'the people are heartily
tired of it as such issue. Give the
people of the counties an opportunity
to 'determine for themselves.-The
We agree with the State that the
proper thing for the legislature at its
coming session in January, is to.abol
ish the state dispensary and pass a lo
cal option law. That is, and has been,
the posi:tion of The Herald and News
for quite a 1ng while. The editor of
this paper suggested to some mem
bers during the last session of the
legislature ,the passage of such a law,
and a bill .was drawn with that in
view, but the member who 'had it
drawn tiever tntroduced I-, thinking,
we presume, that the -dispensary senti
ment at that time was too strong.
By such action on the part of our
legislature in January, the dispensary
fight will be eaken ou'of the state
campaign, and left to each county
to set-tle for itself. T'his is where it
should be left.
County Cotton Association
We desire to call the attention of
the -farmers and those interested to
the fact -that t!he County Cotton asso
ciation will meet at Newberry .next
Saturday. The president is very -anx
ious that every township association
be fully represented at this meeting.
While the farmers have g'ained the
victory up to this time, it is very im
portant that t:hey should stand togeth
er, and not lose 'the foothold attained.
It is not desired that the farmers and
cotton growers should take advantage
of any other class, but it is import
ant that they should stand together,
and by so doing, secure a price for
their staple crop which will give them
a profit on their labor and investment.
This can be done only by organiza
tion, and as we have said repeatedly,
this is the time for them not only -to
gain the victory, but to 'hold the
ground which they have gained.
The price for cotton goods enables
Kthe manufacturer to smake money
from the raw matef"ial at even a high
er price than is n'ow being paid for
spot cotton. In fact,. we saw it sta
Ited the other day that the demand for
cotton*goods was strong, and tha-t the
price was not -asked.
The purpose for writing this para
graph, however, is to urge a .full at
tndance at the county meeting next
"Fine Wines, Whisk
Quality and Fla
~Mail orders promptly
Remit with all orders
decline to receive Whis
All of thE
be convinced 0
C. & f.
DESIRABLE, WELL IMPROVED
I offer for sale, subject to the leases
on the property, two of the most con
veniently located and most desirable
houses and lots in the city.
"The Brown place"* on tbe corner of
Caldwell and Boundary streets, con
taining a half an acre, more or less,
with a good two story residence 'with
sevenlJarge rooms, besides large kitchen,
pantry and two bath rooms, house in
the yard, good barn and stables, good
garden. The residence has electric
ihts, water works and sewerage, and
is the best p'rop rty in the city for sale.
I also offer "The Metts place," on
the same sqaare-lot about the same
size-with the most comfortable cot
tage on it in the place. It contains six
large comfortable rooms, besides large
kitchen and pantry, a two-room ser
vants house in the yard, a good gar
den and stables. The residence has
electric lights, water works and
sewerage, and is a delightful home.
I improved both of these places for a
home for myself, and my object in sell
Iing them now, is to use the money to
Ipay for the improvements I have put
n these places and my present home,
and to put the balance in my business
which I have enlarged in the past six
ronths, and which I hope to make still
larger than it is today. If you want a
valuable, convenient and comfortable
home this is your opportunity.
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 9. 1905.
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FIRE PROOF VAULT,
care of your banking business.
Our Savings Departmet Allc
est Compounded Semi-Alnt
We are much encouraged so far, bu
Courteous attention. Call and give:
J. D. DAVENPORT, R C. CAR]
President. Vice- Presi
GEO. B. CROMLE
Capital . -
Surplus . . . .
Deoosits Almost 1-3 (
"Tomorrow" is a poor m
By opening an account ir
at 4 per
CALL ON GED. I
Where you will find lots of go
-Lemon and Zo Zo Snaps,.
too numerous to mention.
And Prepared Buckwheat in packages.
A fresh line of Chocolate (
SWhich we use are without ex<
* We believe in PURITY.
. We constantly preach PUlF
SWe always practice PURI'I
* PURITY counts, and count
*Ask your doctor.
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON. j
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v. Call and
ty and Prices
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E, Manganeese Steel.
for. your. boxes and val
IVE. Well equipped to take
ws You 4 per cent Inter
ally;January and July.
c-solicit your business.
us a trial.
SLE, M. L. SPEARMAN
, S. C.
. . $50,000.00
if ailli|on Dollars.
Start Saving Today.
d things to eat, such as
5 o'clock and Social Teas,
and man&bother varieties
Buckwheat in bbls.
op of Maple and New Orleans Syrup.
Nuts of all kinds.
andies just received.
:eption the purest grade.*
Y when preparing medi
s for much,inedicines.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
ewberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.