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GOVERNOR TAKES A HAND.
Says Courty Boards Must Revise the
The conditiin 4f the registratTonl
books in those counties in which dis
pensar-y elections have been denied
will h t-horouuh!y iuvestia ted. it ap
pears. The appeals that have been
made to Governor Ansel have met
with a prompt response and in one
ease he has instructed the solicitor to
investigate conditions and to put the
ease in the hands of the grand jury.
This relates to complaints made as to
conditions in Barnwell county." In
reply to an inquiry from the super
visor of Barnwell county Governor
Ansel has also writ'ten at .length his
interpretation of the law regulating
the revision of the registration books
and the governor's interpretation is
very apt to be good law. This let
ter is as folio'ws:
"To Mr. J. B. Morris, Supervisor,
Barnwell. S. C.,- Dear Sir: Your
telegram of this date with reference
to .the revision of registration books
and asking me to advise you if the
present board of commissioners may
employ some one to revise same, is to
hand, and in reply I will say that See
tion 187 of the .Code of Laws of 1902,
Volume 1, reads as follows:
'The board of registration shall
revise the *list of registered electors
at least ten days preceding each elec
tion, and shall erase therefrom the
names of all registered electors who
may have become disqualified, or
who, upon satisfactory evidence, may
appear to have died or removed from
their respective counties, or who may
have been illegally or fraudulently
restored: Provided, that any one who
may deem himself injured by such an
act may have the same iight of ap
peal to -the Court of Common Pleas
or any Judge thereof, as heretofore
provided for persons who have been
"You will see from this that it re
quires the board of registration to
do this work and it does not provide
for anybody to do it for them. My
opinion, therefore, is that the work
must be done by the board themsel
ves, because in the registration of vo
ters ,they are niade quasi judges as to
whether a registration ticket shall be
issued, and I do not think that any
one can revise the list as provided in
Section 178 except the hoard of reg
istration. The liaw is plain that it
does not seem to me there can be any
question about it. In this state the
board of registration is a very im
portant one and all the work, there
fore, is required to be done by them
and must be done by them personal
ly, and not by somelgody else for them.
Yours very truly,
-"'M. F. Ansel,. Governor',
The Governor also wrote a letter
to the supervisor of Williamsburg
county, which is straight to the point,
and speaks for itself. It follows:
''Columbi.a, July 10, 1907.-To
County Supervisor, Williamsburg
County, Kingstree, S. C.-Dear Sir:
Complaint has been made to me that
a petition was filed in your office,
asking for an election upon the ques
tion of the sale of 'liquor in your
coun.ty, the petition hiaving been fil
ed before th,e first of May last, and
that nothing has been done by you
with reference to -the same. You will
please advise this office when the pe
titions were filed with you and What
disposition you have made of them.
If no action 'has been taken at all you
wBil please explain why -This is thve
''An early and full answer will
oblige, yours very truly,
"M. F. Ansel, Governor.''
Suppose some man in Virginia with
a murderous heart had a grudge
against Judge Barksdale, who presid
ed at the Loving trial? As we under
stand the law ait present in Virginia,
the man could walk into the court
room at Houston, empty two loads of
buckshot into Judge Barksdale 's body
and when arrested could have one of
his woman relatives to swear that she
told him that she had been grossly in
.sulted or wronged by the judge. It
would make no difference that Judge
Barksdale 's whole life and character
contradicted the possibility of his
committing such an offense. His
friends might have evidence at hand
to show that he was a thousand miles
away when the alleged wrong was
done. They would not be allowed to
offer the evidence. The case would
go to the jury as that of an injured
relative proteeting the honor and
avenging the wrongs of a woman of
his family. There would be no possi
bility of vindication for the dead man.
He ~would lie in his grave with the
records standin against his name con
victing him of an act which his own
character and the conditions alike
We have no word of censure for
~,j :1 ani~1 zi~v (;>A 1c hae
.(doub: tha11 he actc(ld nSCit iu i
and with clear uCnderstanIdi(nrg' an1d
that what he declared to be the law
is the law. We do not know that the
iar 1s o be ble,1'l. It must he re
collected that a jury must aet on the
evidence presented in court and so
far as this jury knew. here was a
father whose d-anghter liad been indue
ed to dink. drugged to insensibility
and mistreated. Of course under the
law as writtei even these circumstan
ces did not justify the deliberate kill
ing of the man supposed to have been
guilty. In Virghnia, however, we al
ways have regarded what is known as
the "unwritten aw'' applying to
such cases. Even with that we should
think the jury would have hesitated
long before acquitting a man who
kills another with deadly deliberation
but does not take the time or pains
to be sure of his facts.
I The piactieal, conere.te fact of the
present is that with the law as it
stands life is unsafe. the law against
murder is almost nullified and the
state is in the ipnomnious position of
being unable to protect her own citiz
ens. Tihe praotical thing to do is to
correct the law at the earliest pos
sible moment. The newspapers and
the leaders of thought and action in
the -ate should direot public atten
tion to the subject and arouse senti
ment so that the very day the 'egis
laiture meets measures will be intro
duced which will make recurrence of
conditions like th;se of the Loving
case impossible. This wll not only
provide safeguards for the future,
but will express, in one way possible,
the feelinz and opinion of the people
on the result of this trial.
Some time <ago we urged that the
"unwritten law'' should be written
on the statutes with the conditions
which shall justify an appeal to it
clearly set forth. Many conserva
tive and thoughtful people in the
state regard this as a ridical and dan
gerous proposition. However that
may be) certainly we should have
some provision which will make the
taking of a human life in any cir
cumstances mther more of a serious
matter than the shooting of a vagrant
cog. Our statutes should require
that a man who undertakes the res
ponsibilityv of taking human life shall,
at least. be abund.antly sure of his
provocation and know beyond doubt
that wrong has been done him or his
* Special sale of I
* days, or as long as
* 8 1-3c. grade 15 11
* . 6 1-4c. grade 201
0 We keep everyt
* staple Groceries.
* and green, from
* pound. Teas, Mi
* Young Hyson, 001
80c. the pound.
Phone us your o
* for everything "go
The patrons L, F-rks schol dis
trict No. 55 will meet at the school
house on Satuirday. July 27, 1907, at
three o'clock for the iurpose of elect
in a teahvr. The term will last six
niih.< and the salary is .,35 a month.
Applications may be sent to
W. G. Metts.
Slighs. q: C.. R. F. D. No. 1.
1). T. Wicker,
Pomaria. S. C., R. F. D.
Q_ ]. M Kinard,
Pomaria, S. C., R. F. D.
Vacancies in the State Scholar
ships in South Carolina Military
Academy to be filled by competitive
eaminations eist in Newberry Coun
ty, to-wit; Newberry (1).
Application blanks may be obtain
ed by applying to County Superin
tendent of Education or to Col. C. S.
Gadsden, Chairman of Board of Vis
itors, Charleston, S. C.
These applications carefully filled
out must be received by the Chairman
of Board of Visitors by 21st,'July,
We will igive a first class barbecue
at the residence of D. E. Halfacre,
near St. Philips church, July 18th.
Music will be furnished by the Jolly
Street String Band. The public is
cordially invited to attend and e:joy
a good 'cue.
D. E. Halfacre.
J. D. H. Kibler.
Jam -town Exposition, Norfolk, Va.
For the above occasion the Char
!esto- and Western Carolina railway
will sell cheap round trip tickets. For
rates, ec., see ticket Rent or write
G. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. m.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p' mn.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. mn.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
Lice for next ten
bs. for $1.00.
bs for $1.00.
hing in fancy org
10c. to 35c. the+
ong from 40c. to0
rders. Phone 212
od to eat."0
Ar. A herille 7:30 p. m. n
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
A. Greenwod 2 :56 p. m.
Ar. McCormiek 3:55 p. mn.
Ar. AIugusta -:40 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
gusta, Laurens and Asheville, ' tri- t
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays, o
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
1 other companies, are given as infdr
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C. f
NOTICE OF FINAL SETT.MRNT
Notice is hereby given that we will
make a settlement on the personal C
estate of George M. Bowers, deceased,
in the Probate Court for Newberry
County, at eleven o'clock A. M. on
Thursday, the 25th day of July, 1907, C
and will immediately thereafter ap
ply for letters of discharge as Exe- E
cutors of the last will and testament
of the said George M. Bowers, de- t
. George M. Bowers,
H. B. Dominick, E
Itaw 4t. Executors.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestown
Ter-Centennial Exposition, Norfolk,
On account of the aboe occasion
the following instructions will gov
em the sale of round trip tickets to
Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$19.55. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to and s1
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norflok returning De- d
cember 15th, 1907. C
60 day ticket-$16.30. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to end
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norfolk returning six
ty (30) days from ate of sale and
Gomplete Common Se
Greatest Cash and Pai
- . Maturity
on whole Life, limitec
Iwill pay you to call to see
bfre taking out a policy.
Office over old Post Office.
it lated tha?n leecenber 1.5th, 1907. t
Fifteen dlay tieket--414.30. This r
vket iv:Il 1 .ld daily April 19th C
nd iincluding November 30th, i
)07, final date to leave Norfolk re- I
irning fifteen (15) days from date
Coach Excusion ticket-SS.55. This
A person buying two r
vill receive one piece frE
or the cost of two.
China and (
Don't buy seconds wh
uality at the same pric
I have 500 paper an
oing very cheap; also k
tationery and Crepe P
st price. If you are lo
he Book Store is the on
rou can find all of the ne
lsewhere and then con
.nd see if I can't save y4
Splendid location. Health resort. Hc
odern improvemenits. 240 boarding puF
lip, culture and social life. Conservatory
Art and Elocution. t Business College, B
Health record not surpassed. Close pe
!Aelopment of each ppuil. Uniform worn
HARGES VERY LOW.
26th Annual Session will begin on Sept
REV. J. I
w of the Combi
f strong Insurance F
nse, Practical Policy fo
: up Values Written in
People's Peerless Polic
1. Cash Weekly Inco1
.abled by Accident
2. Cash Weekly Ino
abled by Sickness
3.Cash Annual Incol
disabled by Any CE
4. Cash Payment, Fa<
5. Cash Annual Incoi
turity of policy.
1. Paid-Up Insurance
2. Extended Insuran
3. Liberal Cash Loan
4. Automatic Extens
, ticipating, by applyi
5. Change of Occupa
indemnity being pai
1. Paid-Up Participa
2. Palid-Up Participa
- Value (Reserve anc
;s3. Both Reserve and
4. Life Annuity.
1. Incontestable after
2. Automatically No!
3. Policy Re-Instated
4. Change of B6neflec
5. Policy Transferab
6. Thirty Days Grace
7. Mode of Paying Pi
8. Conversion of Poli
ment forms allowed
9. Policy (Death Bent
10. Cost Reduced to r
annual or deferred.
all of the above excellez
I pay or -endowment plan,
I Life Insurap'
icket is not god in sleeping. Pull
can. or Parlor cars. and will be sold
in Tuesday ;f each week during per
od of the exposition, final date to
eave Norfolk return'ng ten (10)
lays from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
r call on us.
>ieces of Sheet Music
e, making three pieces
en you can get the first
d cloth bound Books
iave a large stock of
aper at the very low
oking for Post Cards
ly place in town that
west things out. Look
ne to. the Book Store
t water heat. Electric lights and other
ils last year. High standard of scholar
advantages in Music. Advance course
ble, and normal courses.
:rsonal attention to the health and social
on all public. occasions.'
ember i8th, 1907. For catalogue address
W. RHODES, President.
Littleton, N. C.
eature Ever Devised.
r the Insured with the
the Policy of Any Life
ne, if Totally or Partially dIs.
me, if Totally or Partially dis
ne, if Totally or Permanently
tuse (Ten Years).
::e of Pocicy, upon. death of in
ne-Old age benefit after ma
, after third year.
ee, after third' year.
s, after second year.
ion of Insurance, fully par:
ng reserve to payment of pre
tion, automatically adjusted,
ting Insurance and Cash
ting Insurance, for entire
Dividend Values in Cash.
i-Lapsing, after third year.
I, within one year after date .of
Lary on request of insured.
Le for Assignment. *
allowed for premium payment.
'emiums changed on request.
y into other life or endow
fit) payable in one sum or In
ninimum by liberal dividends,
t features issued
xcusively by the
en. Agct. for South Carolina.