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AS TO REGISTRATION.
Mr. DeBruhl Thinks Lav Requires
Revision of Books Only Before
G! ieral Elections.
The condition of the rezistration
oks in zth ever:0 coun'ie- is o
1p for discussitoi in official eireles. I
The govern-r has rec ei v t -1 I :r
from Mrli. F. M . Czu:in,pevi
uf reg.is: .. ii l'r ('he,terfLc: l cul.
ty. in whieln he :iks if, e law ref'uir
In! tlle I t o be eri''d hCtol'e e.
election r er to sp'eir eleeli .
such as z.C ]Pr'pose )CleeL1':in )on thbe
d1spensaV T3ies?tlon. T*sv letter w:aS
referred o .e attorn'-?.10'.'al. mld
YL11 an opilliol it is hel!,d by Assi-ti:il
At' orney General DeBruhl that th,
law,.refers only to zeneral eleelioll.
Tae )rovision in question is Section
1S7 ot\ the Code of 1902. whi-h
reads folhav: "Tihe boaIr or rf
isTered elee,irs ai least tenI layspre
eedin- each eiewtion and shall erase
therefrom the names of all r'istered
electors who 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 fraudii
Several days ago the governor re-!
ceived a letter from the supervisor of
Williamsburg county. together with a
letter from one of the supervisors of
re1istration for that county in regard
to the supervisor's action in refusing
to )rder an election in that county.
It will be recalled that the board of
registration stated that they had gone
over the books and ascertained that
the number of names on the petition
for election were more than one
fourth of the total numbcr of quali
fied electors. but the supervisor' re
fused to order an election on this
showing, requiring that the board of
registration certify to him the total
number ,of electors. The situation.
was brought to. the attention of the'
governor, who wrote to Supervisor
Singletary in regard fo the matter.
The letters, setting fortl- e position
of the county supervisor and the,
board of registration. were forward-'
ed to the governor and by him refer
red to all attorney general. Mi. De
Bruhl has decided that if the board
of registration will farnish the county
supervisor a certificate that the eight
hundred and sixty-six names on the
petition asking for an election are
one-fourth of the qualified electors1
of the county the election should be
ordered. although the exact number
of qualified electors is not certified
to. He holds that if the supervisors
of registration have ascertained the
number of eleetors with sufficient ae
euracv to know that 866 are one
fourtih of th~e total number this is
all that is necessary, since complete
revision of the rolls may decrease
but could not increase the total num
ber of qualified electors., It wduld
appear from this that the people of.
Williamsburg are entitled to an elee
tion on the dispensary if the other
requirements of the law have been
Npme wouil 1 me~ even Raihae!
for not painting a masteme Dif h
only utensils were a broom and am
whitewash brush. Nor could Phda
* himself chisel out a salable statue
wit.h a crowbar alone. When :e
work is criticized the conldition1 nn
der whic th we rk was do~ne mut '(e
eensidere.cd. and to bet ter thed wo rk the
first and most sobvious step) is to bet
ter the conditions. Here in Rih
mnond Ilor muni~cipal administration
is a jumbled and cumbrous affair.
which is carried en with great loss of
enier2v andl time because the mrachin
Eryxis :op~eessly unfit for the work in
It !Inot the fault of the council
meui that ti. ) -have to assemble, de
bate and pass an ordinance "to re
quire the keeper of Monroe park to
designate a man to trim the hedges on
Montiment avenue'' with as much
formality as '"a resolution awardinii
the contract for rehabilita:ting the
gas works t'o the Staey Manufactur
mnz company at a cost of $.310.000.
It is a fair cry from trimming hedges
to b)uildintg a was plant costing $.310.
000. b)ut the conneil has to supervi-e
both. and if neither are well dohne. ii
is really not th~e fault of the counceil
as a whiole. Rather it is the fault of
a system which so loads petty details
upon men who are already burd enedi
with their own business cares that it
_?~2n absolute impossibility for al
the detals to be properly executed.
On last Monday night the couili
was in session five hours. Durinj
that time it passed 26 ordinances and
reeolutions. debated and taled or de
feated a number of others. rase
great number of salaries. refused oth
ers. sprinkled streets with~ oil. ei:
pensated an employe who wasx kiek-.
ed by n mule. and de&lie o as
t2Q ya of thec lamn1iiihters~ *'d:
r e:15 *. *u::~ilme~ .f Ihinoud be
m011)elled to deal vi t h 11such a mass
>f special matter? It is the unvarv
.n1g exPeriene of all l)usiness coneernls
1:h.t all such Imatu-s if detail a- Za!
iries for subordinates and petty rez
No !1rn 1: *4 1 -~ i~t11Za t I )!I
c .\ :ri: wIh rVt e -.ferI to its 1) 1a Il
f i i s i Ie tluss o'. * iletioInI
inistration reLaimn the affairs of the
ityV will Iever receiv h:t s . -
itie ad coherent direction ipoll
voih scces dnoms.Thewnr
Iae a. that the (itY a pr-ospered
s*l a rofo it inheren1 t O' u-enV'th
*ii l i t V '1117 :v si;rs -i 2n!istra
:ion under the Systeui which our
wrest'l! chart faster!! l us.
Whiat Riechmnd nieedls :-z :1ins
r'::iz:6,in fir a i ness city.
A Drop in the Black Bucket.
Thie TavIr Trotwiood.
ior'tl of us have had sulh a way of
makin many noisy iemarks wlei
ome one like the !!od Miss Jeans ir
s a million of dollar( or so toward
I0 ro C :h:caiti,(n1 in he soth that n
1lli1formed person would think that
it was somethin- new. Tne truth of
lie maer is just this: The South g-ives
eise (if the word) e,o hioney 10
Xard the education of illiterate ne
Troes to make all the donations fr m
nIortlh of the Ohio River inee the Ie
xinnin of time, seem a mere ba-atelle
i comparison. The interest on a mil
lon dollars rcently ivenl by thi:
xo.>d Quaker would amount to some
hing like $35.000. or at most $40.000
annually. which is only a medium size
irop in a very large bucket of south
?rn appropriations. When it is realiz
e?l that the southern states have spent
ome $325.000.000 or $350.00).000 in
duca-ting the negroes since they were
Ereed, and that this has been spent
principally in the primary educa
tion of negro children the strictures
aon her for not having done her part
become the index fingers of ignor
Two hundred and fifty million dol
ars per year would be saved if elec
:rity were to supplant steam en
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This i , uir;' Cm! e R--C.Lt;, made up of elect C dian air
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WRITEFOR BEATIlFUL CATAL9Ml!E.,
Grand July Clearance Sale!
We have too many summer goods, and rath
er than. carry them over we are going to make
the price on them RED HOT. This sale corn
mences Friday 12th, and includes all colored
summer Dress Goods, Colored Parasols, La
dies' Slippers, Men's Straw Hats, Ladies' Hats
and Flowers, Summer Clothing, Men's Low
Quarter Shoes, We sell Domestic Sewing Ma
chines $25.00, New Defender Drop Head
Sewing Machine $17.93, Machine warranted
Just received our 32nd car, making 3,555
bbls, choice Tennessee Flour, and while it lasts
goes for best patent $5.35, half pat. $4:90.
Every barrel guaranteed to give satisfaction.
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HERALD & NEWS
Pens and Ink,
In fact anything you need along that line.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Don't forget to call on them.
*They are also agents for Laurens Steam
: rescriptioq |VateriaIs1
~ hch we use are without exception the purest grade.*
*We believe in PURITY.
We constantly preach PURITF'.
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VERY LOW RATES
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Account Jamestown Ter-Gentennial Exposition
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Season, Sixty Day and Fifteen Day Tickets on sale
daily, commencing April 19th, to and including No
vember 30th, 1907.
Very low rates will also be made. for MILITARY and
BRASS BANDS in uniform attending the Exposition.
STOP OVERS will be allowed on Season, Sixty Day
and Fifteen Day Tickets, same as on Summer Tour
, For full and complete information call on Ticket
Agents Southern Railway, or write
R, W. Hunt
Charleston, S. C