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DISPENSARY AUDITOR OHOSEb
Prof. West, of Gaffney, Appointei
to the Position by the Gover.
News and Courier.
Columbia, Feb. 28.--The muel
sought position of dispensary auditol
falls to Prof. W. B. West, superinten,
dent of the Gaffney graded schools.
There have been a large number ol
applications for this position file
with flovernor. Anlsel. and numerom
v1ecommeniodationls have accomlpanlie'd
the applicationls, and the go'vernol
thinks that of this large number he
has secured a nian who is in every
way Competent anld worthy. The po
sitioln is not given to any politiein,
or to anyone who has had any eollnee
tion with polities oi' the dispenSary,
althoul.gh there were more than one of
this sort who applied. Mr. West has
the very highest revoimiendations and
is personally known to the governor.
le is a native of Prinleeton. near the
Greenville nid Laurens line. and en
tered Firmanl University in the fall
of 1890. Ile took a good stand at
collpe 1111i wns ihlyl o h lght if' by
his tllw stildeis and professors.
Ile left.colle.ge bef'ore g'raduation and
wellt illio the school rool. For sev
eral years le taught at, Belton, where
he Alid excellent work, and built up a
fine system of schools. Ile spent, sev
eral years in the cotton mill business
with his father-in-law, Mr. Z. T. Me
Kincy, one of the best cotton mill
men in the South, and this gave him
a1 practial business training, which
will come inl well in his present new
work. He was afterwards prineipal
of tihe gIraded selhool al Black 'Ville,
and tlen at Deeattur, Alabama, and
has for the last. few years been super
intendent of the schools at Gaffney.
Mr. West is a young mal, hull of
energy and of tine character. The
posilion to whicli lie has been ap
poiited i! one of the most delieate
a.1 responsi le inl ile state.. and is
hi!1ly important to the suetvtss of
the new plan of hiaidlin.. whiskey.
It is also tle most desirable position
under tli new law. paying $2,000 per
year' :I expenes, anl tle terii be
The , l it'.s f It' p,Sit ion. as de
tile I by '% t' aN- 'I-thranl act. are
iect' 9. Th oflli fdi, t' Iipen
WIrlluitor i-: herebyv vreatted. The1
1,1er01r -Iill limmllittely 11l14,1 tile
a li'iv di0 illtis at applint a e-ille
101t' .cls mL as lle : all' toitol. a
N li-N1 1 tll 1u11 ti llic. as here
inw'!r provided, into the af airs tof
ahll en,:i. e :Illdt hill io o ma ullfe
ri n1 Ia li i nnts t ondl d ctIed i'
*t''ci I I i itt a10 Iugv
SectiO I. ' .1i l IIw the 4ty1e if
S l i * SIt Ia Iu i lj- Ui'V a I' 1 i 1,ih l:ui hal k
Vh h allllliltion into a ll the
books. paper, anhi aTair the ill(, saidi
disen u ies iflmr m:nifactur
nitli til i'- hl'ient, a nd l ion i mai ngre
sen- lit :anintimo ' hot ikimi ihavi au-i
nel'It wltl the said li spn'.is n
ai'ny hiiu n ufet rin s es 'Iletblishmentis .i~
aitti shall alo aulilaidtail n
portl ofliv tilinoi and rlile theiisame,
with lhe StateIIii i(itn- unr :9 l ie thm the
tranri~ er of lie sainty1)1 in wi h hea
dliSpeHryie inr lit'nsta etai(hi'inent i
miay be groaed. ad texsmeiallo
b ad byi e t eb di't 'n'art y ail) e s-i
le ' ( 'O lit i'o l l I g ii nl. l le s
oncetevery thr. mAnths.5iwo a
oSt et i 41jT tenni' ofi Ii tlie ofi(
th ddispensary ioitie phallobe
four o hias. nduthe shall rlie ae(
co fme nt e.cwo ug n thousandlar
dollarr,ed bhm in the dischreo of
Te rtn4. dTh ofaid dispensary
auditor i herebytoauthsrizedeto pre
crbasytem of bookkeeping a ipn
Sare,a rddi ection 42... acut frsl
audior hal be ubmt.td Jt H. a
SKETOH OF PROF. WEST.
Dispensary Auditor Appointed i
Held in High Regard by the
News and Courier.
Gaffiffey, February 28.--Prof. W
, West, superintendent of the grad
ed shcools of Gaffffncy, who was to
day appointed auditor for tle dispen
mary, was born in Greenville CounIty
South Carolina, July 10, 1870, an
is the son of the late Dr. B.P. West
and was educated inl the countri
schools around his father's home, tl
Ifineia Path Iigih School and Fur
man University. le has beenl engag
ed in teaching most of the time sine
he limnished sehiool. ITO was principa,
of, 4h le elton Iliigh School for fIv<
years. A I he elh-,e of his work at
Beltonl I( was engIred in mernC1ti1k
business and Was I~votton buyer foi
roir years. welinl he returned to the
work of teaching.
Ilis first, work after re-entering the
teachers profession was as siperm
enlent of Ile public schools at
Blaekvillet, S. C., from which plee
It went it) New Decattur, Aill., as sit
perinltendenm of a veIry large and]
Iloin'ishilngt systei of' schools. This
position was resigned to accept tihe
position which lie now holds as su
peritliendeit of tile city schools of
IIe is a member of the Baptist
clurll and has bcel active in the
work of the church for many years.
In Alahania lie did considerable work
il connection with the Y. M. C. A.,
of which he is very fond. As a school
man lie has been, a success. He has
always, withliout a single exception,
been unanimously re-elee.ted to the
positions which lie has held.
Tlhe appointment came as a sur
prise, for Mr. West is -anything else
but a1 politicianl in the usually accept
vd mean'nl o,(f that torm.
It' G oVe I'nOrI' AinAsel continies to
uak. -tici appoiltmilents as he made
inl selectilng) the coimmisionl to winld up
afairs of tile dispensary and in
Ihe appointiment of the dispensary
l 10iI4r. lit Will put himself so far
a-ve his crities that they will change
lhoi' erititi'llms into praise. (or
Ansel could not have made a bet
i i , he hail triel.
Nl'. West took char-w of this school
i 'all a(l since then has shown
;1markable ability as an organizer.
IlIe is a worker :md Iditer'stanids get
tin- other, to work. If lie should
311(t1111 Ihis position. it willi mean
tI at the sehool room will lose one of
he ablest teers .n1iid 1 isi pl i nar
ilns in he state.
1' is n 1t m kwn whethe lir. West
wil n ve t tI . I1o-I SitIi n r not1 4 1 . noI r
t eIl'et .(.I it will have n onr
ch -l-. Ih le ard. hi I will bIe te Il It ed
n-t to let him ff.
Air. West has beena life-long pro
llihitiolnist. both as to theory and
pratice. le is not only op.poed to
lie sale of whliskey, but is known as
ai teetluOler. 81hou41li e take the pt
W HEN VIOLE TS BLOOMED BLUER
AND POPPIES GREW REDDER!
When White People Did Not Open
Their Own Eyes, and When the
Naked Pickaninny Ate his
Jam iies TI.c. acn in Suniday' News.
In 1 85i) South I Cai'olinua had filled
up~ heri yea rs w ih honor041. with po (wer',
withI pirest i'e. w.ith pljieasure't. It was
hiigh inoo.n with South C'ariilina then,
a u.obleii high~l noon of doinioii, chiv..
ailry. wealIthI an iluI x ury. Ini those
days South C'aroin ~a rearedl temples,
"hurichies, pala1ces. t'orms most Pleas
ing to the eve and14 mind(. T1hecn was
heir age of minids Tit anic in thle fields
oif legal lore.. Thien were her oirators
-here have been none such sinc.e
gods whom listening eriow~ds, ny, lis
Seing iwo rlds. adoredt. Th'len blossom
ed( broad11(es t heir. rod, thlen e'xlpandted
wit h51ler wIhit e fieldls. Then f'ar
o'er fuirt herlst seas her lordly cot ton
aind iie p)lanters filled thle marit s oif
busy' trade, clothing millions upon
Imillions withI her white zephyirs injg
edl with gol. In those days the splen.
(1d1ii anoraima of the sunset skie.t
was more sp)lenid thaii nowt~. The
viiolets bilootme(d blur beneat tI he
bruow~n and( rissets of ith le towingiii~
foirest ;t lie po4ppies gi'ew r'edder' in
the yellowv wheat filds; and thle pick'
aniinny, wea ring a single garment,I
and( eating bis wat ermielon without a
spoon, was blacker and greasier and
dirtier and happier in the cab)in.
In those haleyon days in the South
all white people who dlid not own
t-lav'es -and wh'lo (did their Own worki
were called "poor buckra." The~
wer'e actually ai distincetiv'e race-thin
yellow, cadav'erous, lazy, illiterate
and1( wretched'(. However, there were
possibilities in them, foi' we know
many high and iih people nowadays
"poor buskra" .,of _,; early yea
However, it does .u6t Matter mu
I now, for in these tiy, ala; I we e
all "poor buokra,'Nthin, yellow, <
daverous, wretched and waiting
ourselves. Yes, .we mean eactly wl
we say. The riehet ad grand<
and most luxurious an'd, most fasti
- ions of us today are "poor btickra
- for we have to do many things, a
- menial things at that, which we ne0
, dreamed of doing in the old days b
1 fore the war-in those high da
whent a lady'-s lily7wlite hand w
never known to touch. the reins
Sdr'iving, and when'she lay back
- her lordly close conch w'ith iirors
- the panels, drawn by two blood
bays or grays or blacks or sorrels,
I the case might be-with a tall, sta
wart negro coachman' in- brass bi
tons on the high dickey seat in fro
and a grinning negro boy, often tm
grminill negro boys, also in bra
)it I ons, standing on the rack behiv
the coach ready to leap to the groum
at ai moment's warning and let dow
the folding steps for my lady to d
scend upon mother earth. In tho:
days young ladies and younp genth
men. esPecially in the heat ot siui
nier. were too liuxirious to e ink
reinaiirks. We had negro ho\ il
ieIgr'O girls to make remarks ftor s
and thesei remarks were gencrall
about cool drinks and flying fans, i<
lemonade and arctic eream, fres)
sweet white linen and sparkling coc
water from the very bottom of tit
well. Why in those high old days w
had a neg-ro strung to every fingc
and every toe-twenty to the man o
woman. And if we wanted twent
ulitties or errands done at one and Il1
, amtie time all we had to do was t
give the beek or nod or wink an
away ran twenty laughing, chattel
ing, happy negroes in different direc
tions to do our bidding. Yes, the im
.Wroes Were a vast deal happier an
safer and better and more moral thal
they are in these days.
We think o. all this luxury ofte
now. whent With foot hiked upo
bench or witidow sill we strive. wit
gronis that cannot be uitteied,
shine our' own shoes or with fear an
weariness of the flesh, underI.-o ti1
dle,_,r-adation ot' milking the cow. W
ar0 111 it iCtillarly' l)Ioud of' the Ile
but wo must conftess that the old-til
S"lithernl;1 "entlemilan is not a sucee.
as a -ls e-shiner or a cow-milker. Ail
the Ilixilrv of those good ail gran
old days alsto conies back to us ofte
iOW 4;1n cold, freezin. winter mor1
ing-s when we have to hop iiserabl
olit it' hed with elatteriin z teeth an
wrestle and serimmaige and serun
mmae to kindle ouri1 own fire, eve
ntin t1ha;t we have s.-Ilmethinig I
kindle it with. In old tiies a menri
ne'grt'o h ,y with all armt'l of, fV
Ii.-h1 wood claie and kinilled the flr
He called it "laiterd'' and tile )O<
huckra called it "laiterd." The nl
gro aIld fat "laiterd " were twin ii
st it ut ions of the old Su IIIth. Ibte
natijonah ertr We'idenstill, o1
sif the( in?t illust rius sillicials of tI
Young i~Mn's Chi'istian associatio
hortn aiid reariied in the(' renet Nort:
w~est. was on a visit to ijs duriling tI
past wiinter whecn thle weather wvi
v'ery coldl. lie had nevei' been in t.h
Sth I befor'e and lie aid 'to a
"What is it vonr coloredh people eci
lie ri ch I ine withI which tihey kind
yiour ires?"('5I We ansi~weried: "Thfl
call it ' laiterd. ' '' '"O hi. yes,'' sa
"not1 ' literd,' but 'laiteird.''" I
laughed veiry much and e:relaimo<
"I see-anid also see that it takes oi
of you born lazy Southernecrs to giv
it the right dr'awl and the rig]
I wang."' Anad, whi'enI'~ Pomp or Sa
osr Jac'k had kitidhed thle fire, th<
fetched water andi cleaned thieir' ma
ter's shoes. And then Pomp opent
his master's eyes and go t him out
bed and put on his sock. 'We neCvI
dlreamedl of opening onr owvn eye
On thet contrary, we slumnbered <
luxuhrio usly, little dIreamning that t1
weary sdays were naar w~hen we woul
havec no Pomps and Satms and .Jack
atnd when we would have to open oi
(owni eyes' andi pull oin our own sock
Those dlays have come. And no
Fredlerick and. Theodore and Regina'
knock at your 'door and request il
loan of "'Tennyson'' or the ''Epise
pal Hymnal."'' And Miss Blandim
Bluebumnper comes to ask you to ci
low~ het' to practice a couple of hou
(in your piaitio that she umay p)er'e
htersel f in -thle Lohengrin Isr'idal Choe
uswhicb she is to p)lay ''day aft
tomortrow at a wedding out to Bet]
Better a good enemy than a bi
Uneasy is the tooth that. wvears
When courtship ends in matrimor
a man's trouble begins.
Words seldom fall a woman-onle
she is at her own funeral.
Some men marry widQws so thy
won't have to buy new .uriiuno
Capital $50,000. Deposits $361,637. Surplus- $43,361.7e
,d THE PERCENTAGE
of people having savings depositors
is rapidly growing. Every year the
bank. deposits of the country show a
The Commercial Bank, of Newber
ry, S. C., shares. in this increase. Peo
d ple are coming every day to start ai
d account there. If you .ive not yet
begun to save, better begin now while
you are able. If yott save now, you
%on't have to stint yourself~in future
dlThe Commercial Bank, of Newberry%,S.C
4 Per Cent.
Interest Paid in our Savings Department.
"ThE Bank for Your Savings.,,
Jno. M. Kinard, Pres, J.Y. McFall, Cashier, 0. B. Mayer, Vice-Pres
0 Little Girls
This Little Range Free.
Cani you draw, little girl? If so-you may be
th ru osso ftis iitr Bc' ag
-aprfc ltl soe-hc wilbkeadcokjs
an gt petyLittleoketwihllselyo l
thApod possessor ofn thise miniatunir Buck's-which
a.so pecbtio lintor stovewc willbaeanow. js
ison exhbton our show Stationw.
"TOM TUMB" DEAD,
Oreated a Senlktion in London
London, Feb. 28.-Richard
seyp known as "Field Marsha
Thumb,'' and Who created a
Solsation at the Egyptian Hall,
don, fty years ago, by his dimin
stature, is. dead at-his home in 86
ort, at the age of seventy-four year.
When he appeared in London hal
a century ago he followed close o
the much boomed appearance of t
Amierican. Tom Thumb, causing
even greater sensation than that i
get had caused. Afterwards Carn
travelled all over Europe, his p
fectly formed figuro being exam
by doctors evrywhere. After gi
u) exhibiting himself in, publi
commenced farming, and enj
splendid health until a short time
fore his death. He was just thr
feet in height.
Many a man rows wild oa's at
leisure that his children must reap
Any manir can stand abuse if it
because lie is rich.
NOTIE SCHOOL TRUSTEES
The trustees of the various Seh:
Districts who intend to prepare a I
of the polls and dogs in their distri
for 1907 will please do so at onp
and hand same to some member of tag
board of assessors from their town.
ship, between the 5th and 19th o
March, as the boards will be in se
If possible the School Trustees
their clerk should meet with
board of assessors and see that eae
poll and dog is properly entered.
think by this method we can avo
erroneous entries and increase t
school fund in each district.,
' W. W. Cromer,
Auditor Nq,wberry County.
TOWN AND TOWNSHIP ABBE
The following persons have beet'
appointed to serve as town and towR
ship a.ssessors for 1907:
No. 1, Town-Otto Klettner, J
A. Burton, Sam B. Jones.
No. 1, County-G. MeD. Sligh, B
E. Julien, M. B. Caldwell.
No. 2-Dr. W. C. Brown, Chas. S
Suber, J. D. Nance.
No. 3-J. H. Smith, B. H. Maybin,
J. 1H. Ringer.
No. 4, Town-David Duncan, P. B.
Odell, H. V. Taylor.
No. 4, County-C. H. Shannon
Zach H. Suiber, T. B. Carlisle.
No. 5-T. Hayne Chalmers, C. W
Buford, E. P. Matthews. ,
No. 6-. Me. Smith, Goo. P. Bo z
er, N. P. Abrams.
No. 7-Press N. Boozer, H. B
Lindsay, R. S. Boazmian.
No. 8-W. H. Long, G. T. Blair,
INo. 9, Town-A. HI. Hawkins,A
M. Lester, W. T. Gibson.
No. 9, County-R. T. C. Hunter, W.
P. Pugh, J. W. Hartman.
No. 10-Jno. D. Sheely, L. Q. Fel
lers, ID. B. Cook.
No. 11--Perry Halfaere, John A.
Girahmam, Ceo. B. Aull.
The above namled towni and( towvn
ship1 asssos will meet at the audi
tor's o flice, Saturday the 9th of March,j
to take the oath of ofice and trans-I
act other business in regard to the\
assessment of property for the year
W. W. Cromer,2
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAt,
Schedule in effect January 27, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C. N. & L.) 12:38 p. m.f
Ar. Laurens 1:42 p. if
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:10 p.in
Ar. Greenville 3 :35 p.m m
Lv. Laurens. 2:07 p
Ar. Spartan burg 3.40 pJ
Lv. Spartanburg (So. fly) 3:50 p U
Ar. Henderso,ville 6:25 p.f
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p
Ar. Greenwood 2:46 p.
Ar. McCormick 8:40 .
Ar. Augusta 5:304>. m11
Pullman Chair Cars betweenA.
gusta, Laurens and Asheville, trip
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashen
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri.t
'Note: The above arrivals tw4 C*
partures, as well as connections~~,
other companies, are given asin~,
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Erniest Williams, y
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Gleo. T, Bryan,