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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postof lice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, May 15, .1906.
We pablishiil.another llolum to
(lay th repot of i siwinei omimlilittee
froim llokingharn vonty, N. C.,
Which was m.1nt down to Cha111rlotte to
investigate Ilie liundillg ald eost of
pul1,ic roads inl flilt vointly.
The (uestion f vot ing bonds for
the piurpome of biiildiig roads was up
for decision inl tle eounty (if Rjock
ingliai. It will bv nlotieed that this
Coliiltme, thoulgfh opposed to issuing
bonlds f'o' roal bibildiig, whenl they
left Ifockingham, u1idfe ai lilmllit"ouls
report ill favor. of' the honld issue oil
their reltiurn and4 after their inlvestigil
tionl and e!xamjinatl Iionl of Ihm roalds in)
itid aIrotnd Chalr-lotte.
Ileeklenbiulrg eountiy has bveln liiuild
ifig'these roads for ab1ot twelity
years, anid lits cimplelted about $Ite
huilded adifyile i' tiiis. The Verdict
o! thle people ( this coiuty is that
instedt( of' building by pleei meal if
Ihey had il Ito do over, they wotild is
sulo bol.s and billd tIe f roads at
0onCe. Thal is whit Ile tomlimitee
fromi limkinginimi -oiuty has decided
to do, and that1( is what file people of
Newberry county would deeide to do
if they ('olid eachll one see for them
selves these -oalds in Meekleniburg
A pe!ollople it seareely lay vlains to
the highest lype of civilization Vho
will eldile seluhi a systei of puiblic
roads as we have in this eountly for
the greiler pirit ol the yeli-, atildi 0is
eoutiiiy is no exeieptionl to (11i1er voliln
lies filroughouil the south. We do not
lielil to be 111<(ler-stood as saying that
the r'o4ads liow Il-1 wors, 1i l1m1 fi(\lu.
halve hvwrttof'or. been. \\ lleanl to
(.1r11h11.size the Il-eessity of i,.on imll
Pr v0-\11t114-11 alld Ilhe fac[;t 1hat if our
people ('oulad Se4' 1111d tialvel over first
elass roads, I\hey would soon loome
eliilusiastiv advocatvs f roa im
As we i have-( siaid (in previous oeeit
siollNs, Ilolley pit. into good roads is
an investmeint which will paly large
dividends to those who make th( in
Thie state board of railroad assem
sors hive made very large increase in)
the assessment. of railroad property
in this state, tle totil increalse being
nearly $40,000,000 over what it wias a
It, Was reported fron Waslington
somne days ago that a omgressman A.
F. Lever would oppose Senator Liati
inor for re-election at tie expiration
of his term twvo years from no(w. A
laJiter report c'(lines iti which' Mr. Laever
says: "'I anm noti now a candidate foir
the semnte. I uam a candidate to sue
eeed1 myselft in congress f'rom the 7th~
distraict, and should the people of thait
dlistrict. de(sirie to r'eturn'I me heie for
another t erim, I shall crta aily (14 aill
inl my pIower' tor' lieir good.''
Mr'. L eer lias made (pUite at good
r'ecor~d since lie has been in c'ongress
andt( will lbe return'ied from his dis
trict this year' witho(ut oippoisition.. In
the event lie should desire to opp)ose
Mr'. Latiimer two( years hence, he
would have a st'onig followving
throughout the state.
Notice is given from Clemson col
loge that Prof. J. N. Harper and his
assistants wvill ho0ld farmers itnstitutes
throughout the state during the sum
Requests for these -institutes must
be sent ini very soon1. Why could not
one of them be held in Newvberry. We
would be glad if our farmer friends
wvoulId read1 whliat Prof. Harper has to
say about this wvork and to make re
quest that he hold an institute in
Newberry,. We trust they will take
'this matter with himn at once.
Th le meeting of representatives
from various towns along the Colum
bia atnd Greenville division of the
Southern railway held at Bolton on
last riday may not result in any im
mediate improvement of sehedutes,
though it certainly will accomplish
Formationi of a permanent organt
*ation to look after trat11c must' re
sault in benefit to the people along the
Sineo of road. The representatives wore
ii.~animous in their requests for a
~ ionng train into Columbia, and an
iternoon train ont, and it Is hoped
~that thie request to giVe such a train
ttial .may be granted by the rail
There seemied to be very decided op
& ,poltiop fromi Greenwood to Ander
~set agine i ohange of schedule in
C uiday trains. Anoether meeting
I' hel4,inf'.reenville 9a the 26th
and we trust something will copie out
of these meetings, by which we may
secure the morning train to ColumbE
11ad the aftenilooln tra.in out of Co
It is stated from Marlboro that the
refusal of the county convention to
pass 1resolutions conlemning the state
dispensar-y and approving and endors
ing tle Brice law, does not mean that
1arlboro desi1-s to ebange from pro
hhibiion which has prevailed in that
couinty for a good many years. It is
stated, om the contr.ary, tlint the peo
ple of MAIrlboro are well satisfied with
the workings of prohibition and do
nlot CealC to have any change.
A Tribute of Love.
'ThIe iadies' Missionary society of
l'riosperity A. It. P. dichurei has lost
by (lentil one of its most <iutiful mnm
heis, Alrs. Sallie L. Fellers.
Sincve its olrgalnization1, site has ever
beeln faithful. It was her lesir-e to lo
any and everything in (lhe society and
elsewhere that would be for the glory
of, her God. I1er faith in prayer to
Iiin wits am inarked ebmaneteristie.
She truly strived to follow close to
ite Master, whom she loved so well to
serve, and we trust that she is now in
IIis presenc'e, enIjoyinhg the ple4sures
of, Iieavenl, whi ls, Shall Ie forever
F'elinlg our loss so keenly, we Ie
l'irst, To Iow reverently to the will
of Him, who doethi all things well,
and thank hlim that although she is
removed firomi us, that her Godly in
fhtience shall continue to be felt.
Second, Thlt in her death we have
lost ia dieerftil, nll ever-willing wor-k
erI, at gentile ald sympathetic friend,
aind one whose plaef will not be easily
TTir, That we exteld ourl. sympa
Ily to lei live- owes. and point theni
to lliim who will eomfllort anld slistnin
thell. 111111 ial Il wolin lie dealt inl
l''iurth, Tint a copy of these re-io
Iutions he sent to the A. It. Plreshyte
riinl ianid too tle county papers for
inbication, and that a page in our
Iniliute hook he kept saered to her
Mrs. H1. C. Moseley,
Miss Josie Thompson,
Miss Lula Moseley,
Miss Mae Dominick,
Causes of Secession.
I should be sorry for any maii who
fought, suffered and bled foi- south
ern independence, if lie should be
lieve that soithelrn1i slavery was alone
the eaise of secession. But if lie
reads no history except tile South
Carolina schol histories, lie is like
ly to eomeip to that veIy Conclusion.
One of the I problems that the eon
veintiin of' 1787 wrestled with wats
that. of ad(ljustinig (lie balance of pow
er between the sectionls. It is said
that miijorit ies always oppress ml
norit ies. IHenee taking counisel of his
fears, (lie father of thie constitution
laid down (lie principle, that when
ever there is anagpr of attack, there
shouhld be ai constitutional power /
dlefene(e. When the new union was
formed (lie north~ had eight stat es,
and (lie south live; which gave the
former section at majority of six ini
the senate. If, therefore, the balance
of power was to he maintained, the
south should have a majority in the
lower house of congress. After dhe
liberating and bringiing their united
wisdom to bear upon the, subject it
was believed'thiat by a:doptng the
three-fifth clause, the 'south wvould
have a majority in the house of rep
resentatives. The north though did
return a majority of flye in the house
of representatives. Before the con
vention the south was' increasing in
wealth and population faster than the
other section ; rand it was believed that
she would soon overcome this major
ity in the lower house, and each houde
of coingress wvould act as a check up..
on the other.
The design of (lie framers of the
constitution was to suffer, by entering
the new union. From a small begin
ning in both branches of congress at
the formation of the more perfect
union; the northern 'majority gradual
ly grew to fifty-four in :The lower
house in 1850; with other states ready
to be admitted to swell the northern
majority in the senate. If the south
could have foreseen that, she would
have entirely lost the balance of
power; she would not ?have put her
neek in the yoke of the northern ma
jority by entering the uniion,
Prior to tloe war, the South turn
ishied a good share of the presidents,
but then the. law making power is
vested in congress, not the piresident
and a man at (lie head of the govern..
ment with a majority in bth houses
of congress unfriendly to his political
views, is powerless, except to veto loge
lation - deetned by hhn to b*tijut
ot opieressiye Tha tlmar *u
section presidents at that period Of
the government. Lincoln was thi ffrst
sectional president, and did he not,de
claie that lie would not be bound by
the decisions of the supreme courti
but that lie would enforce the cnsti
tution as lie understood it, andniot
as it was understood by that high
Thomas Benton, who was an anti
slavery man, said in the senate in
1828: "I feel for the sad changes
that have taken place in the south
during the last fifty years. Before
the revolution it was the seat of
wealth, as well as hospit,lity. Money
andl all that it contained abounded
then. Now all this is reversed. Wealth
has fled from the south, and settled
in the regions north of the Potomac;
and this, in the face of the fact that
the south, in four staples alone, has
exported produce since the revolution,
to the value of eight' hundred million
dollars; and the north has exported
eomparatively nothing. Such an ex
port would indicate unparalleled
wealth, but what is the fact ? In the
place of wealth, the. people are push
ed to the verge of universal self -de
nial, for the preservation of family
estates. Did slavery accomplish thii?
Slavery accompanied the south in her
palmiest days, hence it could not have
been the one cause of such adversity.
Under federal legislation, the exports
of the south have been the basis of
federal revenue. Virginia, the two
Carolinas and Georgia may be said
to defray three-fourths of the annual
expense of supporting the federal
government, and of the great sum fur
nished by them, nothing, or next to
nothing is returned to them in the
shape of government expenditures.
This is why wealth disappears from
the south and rises up at the north."
'Political economists of tle north,
who had studied tle sources of na
tional wealth, gave the same explana
tion of the sudden and wonderful dis
-i.-rance of wealth fron tle south,
but if' the north, with a majority in
bot1 h houses of congress had not op
i-essed Ile souti, it would have been
untlike any otfher imshiaekled power
in tie world.'' A philosophical for
eigner inl 1833 said, ''If ever the free
institutions of America are destroyed,
that event may be attributed to the
unlimited authority of the majority."
Massachusetts was the first state
to threaten to leave the union, f6l.
lowed by similar threats by other
northern states. ' If this section had
and i mi.nority in both. branchps of
congress, as the south had, they. would
likely have outstrijped South Caro:.
lina in the race of secession. The old
articles of confederation claimed to be
perpetual, but when -the convention
meceded from them and formed the,
more perfect union, it did not, stamp
immortality upon the work of its
Of all the men who took part in the
struggle for southern independence,
.Jefferson Davis wvas the most harshly
treated, lie was imprisonedl for
eighteen months and cruelly treat
edl. He lived twenty years afterwards
and was never,blroughtt to trial. This
fact ought, for all times, to put to rest
the charge of treason. And the en
couraging of secession in South
America by our govenment makes the
impression that those at the head of
the government are inconsistent, or
they have changed front about this
The sou'th is now in the union to
stay. Every lover' of his country re
joices at the decadence of socialism
andl welcomes the return of the era
of good feeling. When this era
comes. to stay, a consummnation de
voutly to be wished, there* will be no
questioning of the patriitim of those
of our section wvho participated in the
struggle that ended at Appomattox.
Grady and McKinley par nobile fra
trum, were pioneers in the good wor'k
of reuniting the sections, May their
spirits rule us from their urns.
0. M. Buzhardt.
Dots From St. Phipip 's.
The cool weather that we have had
has damaged the cotton some, but we
hope that no one has lost their whole
crop. We hope that the weather will
make a change so that everything
can grow off nicely.
The grain crop is looking fine, and
we believe that there will be more
made thIs year than has been made in
years. There are plenty of peaches
this year, but app~les are scarce.
Mrs.- Anna Shealy, who has be n
sick for soine ime,.Is greatly. Isn
Mr. J. J. Kibler hAs returned homne
from his school in North Carolina.
We are glad to have him with us
Mr. Edwin HXalfaere Is painting
his house, which Avi'll be the onlg
white house in .1(flula.
-I will close for this time with much
success to 2the ljle1 and News,
C. & G.
"I can't understand why the edi
tor refused that sketch of a lien, it
was so life-like." "So he thought."
"Ilow is that?" "He threw it into
the waste basket and it laid there."
liqostoit Cominercial Bulletin.
" See here, " ' said the lobbyist- of
the future, "I want you to secure the
vote of Mrs. State Senator Jiggins.
You ought to get it for $100." ''Oh,
mny! I wouldn't think of offering her
that." "You don't mean to say that
she'd want more?" "Oh, 1o I'll
offer her $98.98.' '-Philadelphia
Stella-They say that Helen mar
ried feor money.
Mildred-I don't believe it.
Stella-But her husband is awfully
rich and awfully homely.
Mildred--True, but when he comes
jiome late she scolds him for an hour.
TO DRAW JURY.
We, the undersigned Jury Commis
sioners for Newberry County, S. C.,
will on the 25th inst., in the office of
the Clerk of Court for said County at
9 a. mn., draw the names of Thirty
Six meni who are to servd as Petit
Jurors for the Sessions Court for said
County which convenes on the 11th
day of June, 1906, continuing for one
Juo. L. Epps,.
Wmn. W. Cromer,
Juo. C. G4oggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newvberry
May 14, 1006.
I have a large as
Have a splendid
view of the Cols
Price: Two for Fie Cents.
All others Thromfor 5c.
sf Work and -Pla
ombined to Mal
..orset- of Strengi
bility and Beaul
e to Fit The Fo
THE MUTUAL BENEFl
THERE IS A VAST DIFF
"SETTING" AND "MEE
on the cardina
The Mutual Benefit not only sets the Ce
bound to security by its high reserves, Bou
ment by its low rates of premium, and Bot
holders by its liberal policy contract. The
insure his life has a right to expect econoi
man will always insure where all his rightj
tual Benefit has fully recognized the "righ
Office McCaughrin Building.
Think twice before you buy,
Then buy your goods from Hill &
We are not content to
otherb. We must under
Men's, Womer.'s, Boys', Girls' ar
ity, High Cut and Low Cut. Cheape
of Newberry. Others may clain to se:
them and make money.
Standard Granulated Su,
Of the condition of Th'e Commercial Bank,
close of business May 4th, 1906.
Loans & Discounts. ..$375,597 60 Co
Demand loans .... ......4,647 56 Ui
Overdrafts .. ...........3,912 88
Furniture & Fixtures .. ...3,051 93D
Due from Banks & Bankers 44,774 80)
Currency-.. ........8,759 00 i
Gold .. .. ..... ......2,400 00
Silve,r, nickles, pennies ..954 64 N<
Cheeks & cash items .. ..4,004 46
STATE 01F SOUTH CAROLINA,'
COuNTY oF' NEJWBERRY.
Personally appeared before me J. Y. Mc
Bank, who swears that the above statemen
edge and belief.
Sworn to befofe me thIs 4th day of May,
Gee. 8. Mower.
W. 11. Hunt.
0. B. Mayor.
', , *R, Faead oe ae
I point of
tly and Rates
mnpetition on these points but it is
ind to Thrifty Methods of Man -
ind to Liberal Treatment of -
thrifty man who denies himself 6
a!; of his trustees, and the prudent
are faithfully recognized. the Mu
tW" of its poliey-holders for over
JONES, Special Agent,
Newberry, S. C.
be as low priced as
d Children's Shbes. High.Quzal
:r than ever known in the town
11 Shoes at cost, but we undersell
gar. 28 lbs. $1 .26'.
L & SLIGH.
located at Newberry, 8. C., at the
spital Stock paid in .. $50,000 00
idlivided1 profits, less eur
rent expenses & taxes .
paid.----.. ........43335 75'
me to Banks & Bankers . 1,874 78
me unpaid dividends .. .. 675 00
dividual deposits subject
to cheek-.. .....252'217 34
>tes and bills rediscounted
-- - - .... . -.. 100;0O0 00
Fall, Cashier of the above na1~d
t is correct to the best of his knowi
J. Y. McFALL, Cashier.
JOHN C. GOGGANS, o. o. 0. p.
For Sale by,
C. H. CANNON.