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''lit XLIII.-.0 SOIAY 37Y 4. TWIE90WEKS
ZWl3E tttS .F I A . M Y 4 9 0A Y A
BE A CLEAN ONE
OHAIR9AN CUNNINGHAM HAS i
HIS ATTENTION OALLED TO,
A LAW. a
The Pledges to Be Filed-No Whis1 A
key or Dishonest Influenc to .e
Us0-:tatemdnt With the A
Olerk of Courts This
State Chairman Willie Jones sent. I
to County Chairman S. S. Cunning
ham a copy of. the law, making it a C
misdemeanor to buy or obtain through, ci
any dishonorable influence the votes it
of the jSeople for any candidate. y
The Herald and News printed this a
law a few weeks ago, and as the cam- P
paign is about to open it will do no
harm to print it again and call v
special attention to it.
The law makes it necessary for all b
candidates to file statements as to a
their expenses with the clerk of the
court or the Secretary of State, con- a
taining an itemized account of the is
nioney spent aniid how it was spent. p
It would be well for all candidates tj
to read this law and to keep it in I
So far as this county is concerned, u
there has never been any complaint
about ti'improper use of money ill
primary elections, but inl some of o
the counties it.is getting to be quite ir
a burden for the candidates and hence f(
the passage of this law in 1905. ej
Dear Sir: Yoi will please call, to
- the attention of all candidates in the il
Democratic primary in your county f(
the following act of the legislature, p:
approved March 6, 1905, and make Al
it your personal business to see that si
every candidate files a pledge with ni
the clerk of court of pour county as ai
r' -nired by said net: S
Section 1. Be it enacted by the 01
re-terAl assemlAy of Southi Parolinia: f
At cr before every political primary (
elvetion held byi aiy political part, p]
or"anlization or association. for the n
puirprse ofI thoosilig eni(idates for I
oflice, or tl election of delegates to f(
coiventiolns, ill this Statae, anly perso Is
who shall, by threats or any other 1)
form of intimidation, or. hp' the pa- k
nient, delivery or promise of money,1
or other article of value, procure or IT
offer or promise or endeavor to pro-I
cnre, another to vote for or against
any particular candilate in such. lee- B
tion, or- who. shall, for such clonsidera
tion, offer to so vote, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor.
"See. 2. Every candidate offering
for election, under the provisions of ti
section 1. shall make the following r,(
pledge and file same with the clerk I
of the court.of common pleas for the sc
county ill which lie is a candidate, un- n
less he should be a candidate in more is
thaln one county, in which case he tc
shall file same with the secretary of hi
state, before lhe shall enter upon his ,je
campnlaign,. to wvit: ', tihe undersigned, ti1
-- of the county of and ci
State of South Carolina, -candidate tc
f'er the oflec of , hereby pledge d.
1at I will not e-ive liquors for the hi
mvrpose of obtaining or influenicing fi
v~ tes, and that I shall, -at the coln- bi
elulsionl of the campaign and beforem
thle primary election, renider' to the gi
clerk of court or (secretary of state ra
as hereinbefore pr'ovided) under oath, as
an itemized statemenit of. all moneys ri
spent or providled by me during the se
campaign for camplaign p)ur1poses upl 1)1
to thmat time, and I further pledge hI
thlat I will immediately after the pr'i- gi
mag'y election or' elections- that I am o1
*a cand(idate in, renider all itemized el
statement, unlder' oath, showving all ie
further moneys spent~ or p)rovidled by tc
me in. said eloetion: 'Providled, That c<
a failure to comply wvith this prov'is- si
loll sha11 -render suich election null n
anld void, ill so far as tile canididate tl
who fails to file the statement herein ai
required, .but shall niot effect thme v'al- hi
idity of tile eleetioni of any candidate ni
comp)lying with this section: Amnd, 1
provided fiu'ther, That' such Itemized Ia
stat4emenlt and p)ledge shall be open jT
to publie inispectionl at all times. T
"Sec. 3. That any violation of tile
provisions of this act sh1411 be a mis
demeanor; anld any person, upon eon-r
vietibn thereof, shall bb fined not less t~
than $100 nor more than $500, or be b
npris.oned at hard labor for not less
ian one month nor more' than six
ionths or both fine and imprisonment,
i the discretion of the court.''
As will- be seen from the above the
tw is very explicit and there can be
o excuse for failure oi the part of
ny concerned to comply with it.
NEW TAING UNDER THE SUN.
Soalist State Ticket to be Put Out
in the Coming State Election
in the State,
ews and Courier.
Columbia, April 30.-The South
arolina Socialists have finally de
ded to put out a state ticket, -though
has not been fully determined yet
rhether the ticket will be full, or
hether only men for the leading
laces. will. be nominated.
The idea of holding a State con
nition has been abandoned on ae
nuit of the expense. The ticket will
arranged for by correspondence
id announced in about two weeks.
Says the Record this afternoon in
i authorized statement: ''The object
mprely t-) test the strength of the
,rty in the State and provide for it
torough organization by counties
ter. With this purpose in view the
olumbia Socialists are now taking
p the matter of a State' ticket with
embers of the party in Charleston,
reenville, Anderson, Spartanburg,
rangeburg, Florence -and other lead
g towns of the State, taking the vote
>r the, noniinations by correspond
ice as it were."
''R. Lee Chandler, of Clinton, will
i all probability, be the candidate
or the Governorship. He has already
-actically agreed to make the race.
:r. Chandler is a small farmer, living
veral miles from Clinfon, and has
wer run for office. 'We don't want
iy brokendown political hacks in the
-weialist party as leaders,' said an
"anizer today. But, as a matter of
ct, the nominations will be pur:ly
-namental. Nobody offering for any
nee can hope to bd elected this tinie,
id to an extent there is more or less
'eial and business ostracism in store
01. those who openly espouse the
wialist cause in this State until the
'ineiples of the party become better
ILLMAN GREATER THAN CAL
at History has no Record of a Whis
key Dealer Dying Great.
Some of our contemporariesridieule
e prediction that littory will ever
fer to Tillmqn as the peer of Cal
unI. If Tillman makes no more
rious blunders lie will be a greater
an fifty years from now than he
today. Calhoun is a greater man
-daO than lie was at the height of
s political career. Lincoln who was
ered and hissed as he rode through
e streets of New York just''after his
action to the Presidency, ranks next
Washington as the .. greatest of
-eat men, but mentally Tilirnan is
s sunerior. We. do not mean to re
Det discredit'on the dead statesman,
it we maintain that if Webester
1:1 Clay an)d Calhoun were in Con
ess to-day they would be as so many
g doll babies in the hands of such
tute politicians as Spoon'er andl Ald
DIh and Tillman. We'believe in pre
rving the ideals created1 by historyv,
it all this latter day talk about there
,ig no statesmen or intellectual
ants or.men of any depth or breadth
thought, in Congroiu, or anyweher
se for that muattei, is the v'er
4t kind of rot. Men arc smarter
-dlay than they ever were anid wvill
mntinue to increase in intellectual
rength as long as the world lasts.
ut we digress. The greatest danger
at threatens Tillman is revolution
home. If lie is in right with his
me people and stays right we see
ithing for him but a brilliant futine.,
Owever, history has no record of
iy whiskey dealer .ever dying grca't.
liat shiouldl bi wrarning enough for
Whlen a womhn has a i:ide da a fer
boat she is just as likely aA not to
1ll about the yachtiig party she hasi
WILL NOT WORI
STATE BOARD'S RECALL Of
FATURE SEEMS FAILURE.
Elen Here is not Enforced thougb
This Auditor Alone Got An As
sistant-Rot ikely That at
Any Place are the Blanks
It seems practically certain now
I-hat the announcement which the pres
ent state board of dispensary diree.
tors made with a flare of trumpets
when it assumed control two mnonths
ago. that it would recall the request
blank feature of the dispensary law
ind see to it that it should henceforth
be rigidly and faithfully enforced on
penalty of everybody losing his job
who interfered; tampered, neglected,
ailed of otherwise blocked the way,
kvill end with a flash in the pan.
This request blank feature of the
law is a very important one. In the
i>pinion of many friends of the sys
tem much of the scandal of recent
years is traceable to suspension of
this requirement. With these request
blanks faithfully and intelligently us
?d and checked up against the dispen
iers bank oioks by the auditors, tie
sale of graft whiskey sent in by
whIsk y houses gratis as an ind.e
nent to the dispensers to push their
zoods, would have been practically
impossible; shrtage among county
lispensers would have been avoided
to a large extent and some of the
dium arising froi the fact that tte
lispensaries are feeders to the tigers
would have been removed. The re
luest blank buiiness makes the thing
'oo clean to suit many sections of the
;tate, and these are ignoring the in
;tructions of the state board.
Some time ago the board reported
the Lee. county auditor to the gov
3rnor for refusing to obey the law,
but Phe scheie fell down right at
hat point. The governor discovered
hat it was not a case .of refusing on
lhc part Vf the Lee county man, btit
hat 1.i was unable to carry oii the
law with the clerical force lie had
mn hand. The governor suggested to
:ie board that it get the county board
:o emp'oy an assistant fcr the InI 'it
>r and that is the last that has been
weard from the great secession move
nent in Lee county. The Lee county
)oard went to sleep after that. The
Richland auditor made similar con
>laint, and lie has been given an as
iistant. The Richland county man
ias been at work several weeks, but
iow lie is going to check up those re
luest blanks is as great a mystery
'o hin) as to anybody else. He ha.s
iad no checking up to do so far. The
ittle upheaval seems to have landed
me man in a soft berth and to have
The star-t toward enforcement of
his part of the law in~ Columbia wvas
iery pr-omising, anid for a titne the ef
Bort lookedl like the genuine article;
alerks arc still making faithful ef
Torts to have the blanks legibly and
qggularly and( correctly made out, not
wven a bluff at using the blanks is
being- made ini some~ of the beer'
places. A t times these blanks are
niade out in a rush that last for a
lay, and( an inisp)etionl of the blank
>ooks since they hpve been filled out
w-ill disclose that. ihere are mnany' in
icuraeies, im some case no amonils
beinig recorded at all anid in a numn
)er of other- cases-so lastily wriit ten
1s to b)e uin,iitelligible.. How these
blanIks are going to be checked up and
'nad1( to b)alanlce with the dispenser's
ban1k books is a mystery it is going
to bIe interesting to Wvatch the solution
Tlo have $10-t-mon th d ispenser Is
md(1$50-a-month clerks and beer pi'vi
loge peole anld their clerks, all chos0
mn in the devious ways of polities, in
150 dispenaris, and beer- and hotel
privilege .places, handle these re
anest blanks month in and month out
through every sort of rush, inl such
utn accurate and1( busin'ess-like fimnno
is to make the figi'es check up with
the baink books, lA2146 than can be
reasonmably expected, it appears. And
is long as the blafiks after they are
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
No Kickers In Prosperity-Old Folks
Day To Be Observed-Death of
..Prosperity, May 3.-We were hand
ed the following stray waif from the
Journalistic field and requested to
Contempt for the Town.
(From the Rossville, Kas., Reporter.)
The kickers on the farms are not
so hard to get along with as those in
the town. On the farm there is the
kieking cow and our long-eared friend
the mule, while in town there is the
old mossback who wants all the privi
leges of municipal living without pay
ing for them, and blocks, so far as
he (anl, every municipal improvement.
Tie cow may be sold for beef and
the mule traded for a shottuil, but'
nothing but a funeral will get rid of
the town kiener.
WV don't know what is meant as
Prosperity has no kickers. She may
have some of the genus knocker men
tioned by our Editor some time ago,
but no kickers. We are3 all more or
lbss knockers when things do not go
just as we think they ought
Mr. G. M. ilrown, of Due West,
came down wit1 the boys and spent
the time with his parents.
Rev. C. M. Boyd, of Anderson, was
on our streets on Monday shaking
hands with his many friends.
Mr. 11. R. Russell spent Sunday
with his children aii enjoyed a
short trip to our ''burg.''
Messrs. J. H. and F Ri. Hunter
were in town it, attendance upon the
fineral of Mrs. J. 11. Fellers.
We don't know what your correq
ponident is (1)ing to do with your
m1011hind man ar proof reader. Your
!eribbler spelb. bad enoguh, but. w
d.-n't enjoy ft mistakes that crept
mIll 11ur1 leter -,f M nday. We will
0 out our gu it ihere is not Mi
provement Shown. '"' Verbil Sat.
.Mr 0. B. S;iips.ii. attended the
Oame of ball. Newberry vs. Davidson
!'IAi did no( ml..!ializ.e
M1[r. G. C. Wylhe accompanied hik
hn>,(tiher Cadet C. Wy'che to Greenwood
oil last Friday.
Miss Lilly Mae Russell atlenided
the oratorical contest at. Greenwood
oi last Friday.
Mr. Duck Copeland, of Clinton,
spent a couple of days in town the
TThe members of Grace church will
have a social gathering at the parson
age on-Friday evening. This will be
an enjoyable occasion.
Old folks (lay will be observed by
Grace Sunday school on the 3rd Sun
day in May. All the elderly persons
of this entire community are cordially
invited and the officers of the S. S.
will be pleased to see as many old
)eople present as possible. Old songs
will be sung, old times will be talked
about, and general good 01(d times
will be bad. Conme.
Mrs. Clarence Stewart and little
dlaughter, Ida, are visiting Mrs. H.
S. Boozer this week.
Mirs. Jacob L. .Wheeler' and Mr's.
('. T. Wyche ai'e .in attend1ance upon01
he meeting of the Feeration of
Woman's Clubs at Rock Hill this
Mrs. Reagin and Miss Marie are
visiting Mr's. A. 1). Halt iwanger ir
('olumbia this week.
There is an eI'Toirt bIeing made to
or'ganize a kinde'gar'teii here amuig
our' little folks.
Mr's. L. S. Fellers is v'isiting her'
briother, Capt. *J. B. l'ellers.
Mir. G. C. Counts wats called to
Iirmol( last week by thle illhess oif hiis
brother, Capt. J1. H. Counts. Mir
Co('(unts (lied on Saturday, lie wias a
IConfederate veteran and wias weli
known in this and Lexingtoni county.
Ite was at one time a representative
to the lower house of the general
filled out are not made to check up
and balance with thle bank hooks they
wiill never be usedl in such a faith fut
way as to make their use of' any ser
It was at Senator Tillman 's sugg;s..
tion thait this featur'e of the law wvas
resoluted back into life, but the
thing seems to have fallen down after
a brave little start.
Miss Mattie Fellers visited Miss
Lucy Fellers last week.
Mrs. ). W. T. Kibler, after a couple
of weeks stay in Newberry, has re
We learn that Mrs. Happy Cook and
E. L. Hendrix are both quite sick.
Master Curtis Pugh is visiting
Grandpa Pugh this week.
The Jolly 12 will be entertained by
Miss Lucy Fellers in the sweet by
and by, at least before all of May's
fair days are gone and the hot old
summer time in June is ushered in.
More details "by and by.'
There are many attractions in our
town and we are glad to know that
some of them are appreciated by those
who live in other (owns and even
cities. I)r. Tieodore Parker, of Coi
uibia, has been inl town and lie ap
precia(es sonie of the attractions of
our town we feel suie.
Mir. Simook, of Orangehulrg, has lo
cated inl ourl town and will open at
photographic stuldio. You can get
your "purly tl'ck' any day in the
week now. His galary will be over
Moseley Bros., store.
Mliss Margaret Leekie lias received
news yt, tle serious illness of her sis
ter, and will probably be (allied to
Our farm-1er's are onI tli home
Istretch with their cotton phlanting and
the week will see pretty well all of it
in tie groi-und. Thert. is being con
siderable m11ore (orn1 planted thanl last
Beth Eden Items.
Beth Eden May 2.-It is still very
dry here and gardens are suffering
for rain. The greater portion of the
cottoni crop lhas been planted and
where the land is soft it is (.o1ing up
Miss Pearl Goodlette, who has been
teaching in Greenville county. is visit
ing her inother amid other relatives
Mr. Bernard Carlisle, our only rep
reseiitative at the reinion of' Con
federate Veterans in New Orleans,
has return-ried home. Mr. Carlisle re
ports a pleasant anId interest inw trip,
liit says, "iThere is no pii)ace 'like.
home.'' -Althoughi lie has visited
a number of states on this and former
occasions, South Carolina is still his
Rev. W. W. McMorries. of Barns
ville, Ga., is here looking after hits
farming interest .and visiting his
many friends. Mr. MeMorries tells
of a happy home life. many kind
friends aid interesting church work.
Mr. B. A. Hawkins and family are
located at Barnsville.
Miss Lucy Suber closed her school
at Long Lane last week and has re
Measles is raging in tihe neighbor
hood, especially among the colored
people. It has interfered greatly with
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jeter visited
her parents at Whitmire last Sab
bath. They attended the specCial meet
ing being held at Rogers church just
across the line in Union county. Rev.
Tsom p)reachled two stirring Method
ist sermons. A dlelighitful dlinner was
served. We received a warni welcome
ini t his, the church of our childhood
andl wer'e happy withl swveet menmories
of the piast.
The Long I lne C hub met at BethI
Eden Satunrday. Drm. R. C. Ca rlisie
was (chioseni pre(sidenmt atnd Mir. 8. A.
.Jeter secretary. Messrs. P. (G. (Glennm
andl B. Hf. C'aldwell delegates to thue
county convent ion wvit h Messrs. Charl
toni Cromer and S. A. .Jeter' alternates.
Reggy F"rappe--' 'Yes, I met the
chanwming~ Miss Flasher when she was
on her tour and' she asked for my
picture, weally. ''
Miss Tabausco-' 'Yes I lieuard her'
.say she waus collecting pictures of all
the curious obijects she ran across in
this (count n .y. ''--Chicago Dail.v News.
.Mirs. Jawback-I'm sure I 've suf
feredl every misfortune a woman can.
Mr. .Jarback--Oh, no-ou've
never beeni a widowv.
Mr's. .Jawback-I believe I said
misfor'tune, d idn 't 17?-Clevelanud
GROWER AND SPINNER
MR. E. D. SMITH PUTS SOLUTION
UP TO MILL MEN.
Much Talk-Many Men Express Their
Opinion On the Subject of
The State Bureau, 1417 G. Street, N.
W., Washington, May 1.
The first day of the cotton confer
ence has been given over to talk, just
talk. It has been interesting, but in
the opinoin of E. D. Smith and some
others who are constanly clamoring
for something to be done, much of
the tilk would have been better if,
like coiigressmeil 's' home eonsumption
speeels, it had been by unanimous
consent printed inl The Record with
out delivery oil te filor.
Mr. Smith kept butting into all
sorts of platitudinous discussions and
learned lectures on the- boll weevil,
methods of baling cotton, methods of
planting and so forth, with a pro
posall to get down to business 111d So,
if the spinniers from New E,ingland and
from old England were willing to en.
ter into some kind of agreement with
tle cottonl 11en11 of the Soultlh as to se
e'116ring a Jiust, reasonlable anld fair.
ly re iminenitive price for otton. Up
till da1rk Iley, were still talking. Therll
is no session tnighit, but the delegates
are standing around hotel lobbies still
But tonight, in tle informal con
fabulations more attention seems to
le given to the 'Smitlisonian doctrine
than the South has the monopoly on
tle supply of cotton, enn raise all
the world wants, will do it if the price
is reasonable and just, will not do It
unless the price is reqsonable and
just, heealuse having a soil, which will
produle foodl crops and being inde
pendent she doesn't have to. Mr.
Smiti stilted this in the valrions sun
dry itimestilg ways lie kniows so
well how to state, not so nuch inl set
s1eelces but in little improiptilu ill
('erpoilaitory remta rks.
Vj. ). smlith is thle finanlcial agelnt
and geieral maaoger of the siithern
Cottol association aind itas a strong
factor in eatllin,- this conference, and
while he is not exactly tile whole
thing he rurnishes most, of the fire
and the fireerackers. One or two
others, nftably Mr. Vanldiver from
Alabama, assisted materially in get
ting the proposition straight to the
spinners that the object of this meet
ing is not to saw itle irt nor. to com
pliment one another, but to devise
Some means of plreventing the speell
lators an(d middlemen friom keepin-g
ip l this eontinual fluetnation of the
Congressman .1. K.Ellerbe was thie
first. speaker early this morning. lie
talked about the methols ill the pro
duictioni of cot tont, declaring that there
had been no imp)rovemnent since lie
was a boy, [liat lie was forced to use
the same hoe, th'e samec hand, thie same
mule andl the satme niegro, and lie de
clared this was thie same with all (lie
best farmers of his sec'tion.
ReQpr'esentative Livinigston of CGeor
in madtue a few remtaks along thle same
linte, sayintg thait thle lab)or prioblemi
was (lie most se rionis one(, thle eduen
tion syst em in thle Sonuth being such
as to take the negro away from the
Mr. Smith's Plain Talk.
Then E. I). Sm ithI wats in trodumced
for his first installment, Hie said
(lie white man could not stand in (lie
phiysicatl posi tion necessary to dlo thle
cot ton p)icking. "'The negro, '' he
said ''is par1 e!xcel lent thie cot ton la
borer, '' and ini reference to Mr.
1Li~vi ngslton 's reina rks ablonut (lie negro
leaving thle farm for thie town, lie
saidh, "G0ive its a price which will en
able us to brinug him b ack toi [lie farm,
and1( we will says to the W'est: you go
ahead and raise the wheat. and (lie
coirn and lie nmot afra id thait we will
not make all tIhe elotinmg you wvant to
wear whtilec you arie doiing t his.'' lHe
said (lie pila in p)roposit[ion is: '"Shall
the Sonihi grow a 12,000,000 hale
crop for $400,000,000 or a 10,000,000
bale crop for $00,000),000? We can
raise all the cotton thint is needled, hit
we arc not fools enough to raise it
for nothing or at a loss."
"Nor,'' Ito A9, "aa:ce.o,any longer