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VOL XLIWk NO S5. N.WEi},S .TISA'OCj-OBER 2-2. 1907.TIEAWK.$50AYR
%Ie,AIRMAN -.vAUGHMAN TALKS.1
Says There is No Demand for Radi
cal Railroad Legislation Among
Columbia. October 19.-Chairman
Caughman of the railroad commission
in speaking of the probable action of
the coming legislature with regard to
the railroaZis, said that talks: he had
had in every section of the state with
business men, manufacturers and
professional men had convinced him
that there is a strong sentiment
throughout the state against anything
in the nature of radical legislation
just at this time.
"My observation,' -said he. "is
that these interests . a whole are
satisfied both as regards passenger
rates and freight rates, and there is a
disposition to have the railroad peo
ple feel that -the state is not hostile to
them. These men tell me every
where that it is service and accommo
dation that are desired, and that if
the roads continue to show a disposi
tion to improve along this line there
will be no general kick about the
rates. Of course there are always a
number of individual complaints here
and there and some changes may b,
needed in the law, but while I do riot
wish to be placed in the position of
seeming to decitate to the legislature
as to what it shall do, still I do not
hesitate to give it as my individual
opinion that any radical legislation at
this time would be a very unwise step.
"What is most need for better
greight deliveries, and improvements
generally. The story has been sent
out from Sumter that extensive im
provements laid out there have been
-abandoned on account of hostile legis
lation generally against the roads.
"Now this state has not been hos
tile towards the roads and I think the
roads will make a mistake to abandon
improvements. Of course we all
know that the money market is ex
tremely tight just at this time and it
may be that the roads are unable to
get needed money for improvements.
Still in spite of such conditions heav
ier rails are being laid in various
parts of the state an passenger service
has been generally improved. There is
also emphatie need for new ties and
better trestle timber throughout the
The commission has not yet finally
decided as to whether it will ask the
legislature for a special attorney and~
expert for the commission, though all
the members of the board feel the
need for the services of both.
So far as a reduction of rates is'
conema Led, Mr. Caughman is decided
ly of the opinion that the business in
terests of the state would rather have
any increased earnings go into im
provements and better service. Mr.
Caughiman has been talking to people
from Georgia and North Carolina and
folks in those states are enthusiasitic
over the reduction in rates involving
Sthe curtailment of schedules in pass
enger trains and service.
Mr. Caughman is decidedly of the
opinion ,that by the policy
of this state in maintained t'hat
the railroads should in good faith use
the increased earnings in this state
for the development of South Car
olina and that they shouild not, be
cause of the leniencey or co-operation
of South Carolina, take the funds de
rived here into other states.
MRS. CASSIB CHADWICK HAD
$300,000 IN PITTSBURG BANK
Oleveland, 0., Oct. 19.--A pass
book showing deposits of over $300,
000 in favor of the late Mrs. Cassie
Shadwick in a Pittsburg bank came
into possession of Nathan Loesser,
the referee in bankruptcy, today.
The deposits were made oni June 10,
1902, and the referee says there is
nothing to indicate that the account
was checked against at all. The de
posits were made about the time of
Mrs. Chadwick's dealings with the
late James W. Friend of Pittsburg.
The usual examination for teach
ers' eertificates in the public schools
was held in the court house on last
Friday. There were ten white appli
cants ai thirteen colored.
PRESIDENT KILLS A BEAR.
At Last Brings Down: Game-Kille<
a She-Bear in the Louisiana
New Orleans. Oct. 19.--News o
the killing of a big black bear b;
President Roosevelt, in the cane
brakes near Bear Lake, La., reache<
New Orleans in a telegram to Johi
M. Parker, one of the gentlemen wh
invited the president to hunt in th
state and who himself was a membe
of the hunting party until business rE
quired his returning to New Orlean
several days ago.
The telegram to Mr. Parker wa
signed by Mr. Leo Shields, anothe
member of the party, and read a
"President killed great big beai
Went into thicket after him.''
No particulars were stated in th
telegram, but Mr. Parker surmise
that the president got his bear lat
Thursday. Two days ago severi
trails were struck, but only once -di
the dogs come up on bruin, and the
it became necessary for a negro huni
er in the party to kill the bear in
mediately in order -to save the dogs.
It was announced that the pres:
dent had started out early and thE
with fresh and better dogs, trails ha
been struck in the morning and we:
being followed in a lively manne
Mr. Parker believes that the beE
was finally run down and cornered i
the eanebrake and that the presiden
as Mr. Shields expressed it, "wer
in to the thicket after him,'" obtaii
ing a successful shot.
It Was a She-Bear.
Stamboul, La., Oct. 19.-The pres
dent killed a bear late Thursday a:
Few details of the president's be
killing are known except that it toc
place late in the afternoon after I
and the other hunters with him ha
followed the dogs in the cha4
through the jungles for four hours.
The beast was a female of tl
black variety and was beyond the a,
The fact that she was secured i
all is attributed to tho staying qua]
ties of the new dogs. The news w,
brought in by a courier who arrive
from Bear Lake yesterday morning
President's Bear Hunt Ends.
Stamboul, La.. October 19.-Wii
the close of today. the president te
minated his fourteen-day huntc
Bear Lake and Tensas Bayou. The
the last day was one of unabated a
tivity on his part is certain, -but wha
the result Was, was not known at
o'clock, as no messenger leaving ti
camp after the close of the day
spor't had reached the telegraph st;
tion. The ,weather was excellent
it has been throughout the week, ar
the party started out in the ear
morning in high spirits and in antic
pation of a fine day with whieh
close the fortnight of sport.
The president will reach M
Shield's home during the foreno<
tomorrow, and will meet a number
Mr. Shield's friends at dinner.
special train will take the presidel
and his party to Vioksburg, startir
from this point at. 10 o'clock Mo
day. After a stay of four hours
Viksburg, the president will boa
the Pennsylvania Railroad traii
which carried him from Washingt<
to Keokuk and return to Washingt<
aboard of it.
GRAVES TO EDIT HEARST PAPE
Becomes Editor in Chief of the Ne
Atlanta, Ga., October 19.-It w
announced here today that Jol
Temple Graves, editor of the Atla
ta Georian and News, and consideri
one of t.he south's most gifted jou
naists and orators, has accepted tl
chief editorship of the New Yo:
It is understood that Col. Grav
will assume his new position abo
Magistrate C. G. Blease is in Gree
SENATbR BLEASE IN RACE.
I If Ansel Runs for Senate Blease Will.
Run for Governor-Direct'
f The interview firom Sen:ator C. L.
v BIea. etcme by way of thVi e Au*utO
Chroniele. 1. is printed under a New
j berry date of October 14. It reads:
l With a full realization of the fact
o that Senator Cole L. Blease, of this
e city. had gubernatorial aspirations.
r and with the foreknowledge of his
determination to make the race for
governor of Souti Carolina at the
expirat.ion of (lov. Ansel 's term, your
s correspondent today called upon the
, - "Senat-or, I notice by Sunday's
State t.hat Go%. Ansel has under con
. sidereition the matter of being a can
didate for the United States senate
e aa-inst Latimer, and that this report
d was started by a, gentleman who has
. recently been in Greenville and was
Li in conference with the governor and
d some of his closest friends. Will you
be in the race for governor next sum
mer if Gov. Ansel runs for the sen
. ate." was asked
"I will," was the reply.
i- "Upon what platform will you
Lt make the race?"
d "Upon the same that I made th(
-e race for governor in 1906 and upor
r the same principles whiel T have ad
vocated since my first entrance int<
r politics in 1890.
t, Mr. Blease now represents Newber
it ry county in the state senate arjd i
1- recoznized as one of the leading mem
bers of that body. He has alway
been a strong advocate of the stat(
dispensary system, and assuming th(
i- leadership of the dispensary forces
- fought to the last diteh for that mea
sure when it was killed by the legis
tr lature a year ago,- being replaced b.
ik the Carey-Cothran law. He was al
tc so a candidate for the governorshil
,d on the same platform.
A Word With Our Subscribers.
te The Herald and News has nol
- adopted the cash in advance system
and, therefore, we find that a greal
it many of our subscribers owe us foi
i- one or more years in arrears. Thes(
s amounts are small and with the pros
d perity, which has come to cur people
,we feel that they should not make i1
necessary for us to send a collectoi
after them. We need the money nowv
; and need all of it. We hope that yot
r- sufficiently appreciate the indulgence
m which has been extended, to let u
ir have what is due, and if you canno
c- pay it all, at least pay a part of it
it Those who live in the country, cai
6 easily secure a money order from th,
i rural carrier without the necessity o
's waiting until they come to town t<
a- pay what is due. We will mail you
n receipt promptly for any* amount
Id which you may send. This request il
ly urgent, and we hope that you will at
i- tend to it at once.
to - Mimnaugh's Big Store.
Mimthnaugh quotes some prices il
rthsissue of The Herald and News
n which should draw you to his bis
store if you desire to save money
A Wihere.there is cash buying and cas)
at selling, there can always be short pro
g jfits, because there is no risk and ther
"are no bad debts, and that is th
at motto of Mimnaugh 's store. His sue
ecess, since he has been in Newberry
n, has been remarkable, and he credit
n it to the motto which we have jus
n quoted, and which has been his busi
ness motto. Think of a $20 coat fo
$15, and everything else in propor
R tion. It is true that right goods a
right prices tell the tale, and thes
Syou will find at Mim.naugh's, an
some few of them are quoted i:n hi
advertisement in another part of thi
as paper. It would he impossibh( t
m quote prices at any great extent min
astock so large and so well selecte<
a but the goods are here and the pirice
rk Rev. D. G. Phillips and Dr. E. C
'Jones returned yesterday from
es meeting of Pi'esbytery at Mt. Carme
ut Mr. J. R. Green is announced as
e:ndMlate for re-election from ward
y rm. Jos. H. Hunter returned yes
-, '., 2;,.f,m a vsi to relatives a
BISHOP POTTER INTERVIEWED."I
Sees Nothing Strange in his Enter
taining Colored Bishop.
Richmond. Va., October 19.-Bish
op Potter. when interviewed today re
garding his entertainment of Bishop
Ferzuson. of Africa, at luneheon yes
'There is nothing stran.e in that.
I will wawer two shillings that the
Bishop of Louisiana would have ac
eepted an invitation to meet Bishop
Ferguson if I had extended it to
The Bishop of Louisiana replied in
the affirmative and Bishop Potter re
"I knew it."
The Bishop of Louisiana, when ap
proached on the subject, said he had
answered in a perfunctory and preoc
cupied sort of way: "I am a South
ern man," and continued, "and the
influences, there are far different
from those in the North."
He seemed mueh aggrieved that his
name should have been broug't into
the matter, and expressed apprecia
tion of an opportunity to explain his
position. He said he. did not know
that he was tAlking before a reporter.
WILL GO TO BREMEN.
Farmers' Union Manager to Confer
With Foreign Spinners.
Anderson, October 18.-Mr. W. C.
-Moore. of Greenville, business man
ager of the state Farmers' Union, will
leave for Bremen, Germany, in a few
days to confer with cotton exporters
there with a view of making arrange
ments by which the Farmers' Union
can sell cotton to the exporters direct.
Mr. Moore's visit to Germany
comes as a result of the recent Cot
ton Congress in Atlanta. Some of the
European spinners who attended the
Conference were much impressed
,with the plan of the Farmers' Union
for handling cotton through ware
houses, and they invited Mr. Moore
to go to Germany and confer with
spinners there on the subject. It is
understood that the European spin
ners were so much interested in the
- matter that they agreed to pay Mr.
Moore's expenses on the trip, and he
has decided to go and will leave in a
Spartanbu.rg Merchants to Close at
6.30 Except Saturday--In Be
half of Clerks.
SThe merchants of Spartanburg have
agreed to close their stores at 6.30
p. m. the year round except Saturday
nights and every night in December
when they will keep open until 10
o'clock. The movement was started
in behalf of the clerks and salesladies
and pushed and pressed upon the
merchants by the ladies of the city
through the Y. M. C. A. anxiliary.
At first some of the merchants en
tered a vigorous protest but the wo
men had gone into the fight and it
was their determin'ation to win. So
they quietly passed the word around
that they would no longer trade with
those merchants who had not heeded
their petition and it was not long be
fore all of the merchants came across
and now they have all signed up.
tA great many of the merchants of
Columbia have adopted the .' early
closing and there is no reason why it
should not be . done elsewhere. To
stand on one's feet behind t.counter
from seven in the morning to almost
any hour at night is harder work and
more tiresome than. to plow a mule.
And from early morning until 6.30 in
Ithe afternoon everybody could be
served and if all the merchants clos
Ied each one would have the same ad
Mrs. Augie Caldwell is visiting re
latives at Mt. Carmel.
aThe Young Ladies' Auxiliary Mis
[.sionary society of the Church of the
Redeemer will meet at the church
.Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Stolen sweets art often ha:-d to di
[he Governor and the Superintendent e
Sews and Courier.
Passing over the humorous writings c
n the letter of State Superintendent lo
)f Education Martin, thirty-six hours si
raving elapsed during which the o1
aughter has in part subsided, it may ti
)e as well to direct public attention it
:o the omission of the South Carolina 1 b
Lonstitution-makers to create a gov- cl
rnor's cabinet. South Carolina's a!
,hief executive, unlike the president, tl
ias no ''official family." The consti- a
tution-makers and other legislators c
nay have been ignoramuses, but eer- U
ain it is that they gave no intimation ei
:o the governor that he is calledupon
to advise with any state official, e*- U
?ept on his own motion, in making P
executive appointments. h
The suggestion is respectfully but h
FirmLy advanced that the appoint- s
ment of members of the state board t]
f education was not placed in the g
bands of the superintendent of edu- g
cation for the simple and sufficient '
reason that the lawmakers preferred S
that it should be in the hands of the t
governor. To be sure, it may strain s
the credulity of the public to believe t
that the lawimakers knew their busi- I
ness, but they are entitled to a pre
sumption to that effect.
The common schools and the com- t
mon people are intimately connected. r
Every "old field" school is controll
ed by citizens who are not profes- 1
sional teachers. Tihere is much in
school teaching that is not technical.
The parent of the pupil is sometimes
better informed about some school
matters than some teachers. Above
all things to be avoided is the t
building up of a cloistered class of
teachers; of teachers so addicted to I
their profession as to be wibhdrawn i
from pupils and parents. Over
specializing teaching is the undoing
of educational progress. The really
competent teacher has -an open mind
that receives as quickly form the pu
pils and their parents as from the
books of pedagogy. In short, common
sense is nine-tenths of teaching and
technicality the other tenth, while in
pharmacy or medicine or law techni
cality may be five-tenths or more.
Henee the palpable value of laymen
on the board of education, especially
if they be "interested in school mat- f
ters," and may thus be qualified to C
iok at a given proposition from the I
viewpoint of both teacher and school
For example, let us consider the se
letion of school books, a function of
the state board. Teachers are very
proneI1 to one-sided notions on this j]
subject. The sympathy between the I
school hook publishing ho:use and the
teacher is often strong. The publish
ers' man points, the teacher to a
slight improvement in a geography.
All other geographies instantly be
come intolerable to the teacher's ex
pert mind, and the drumnhead con
demnation of those in use seems to
him imperative. The layman, how
ever, has had more experience in buy
ing geographies. He has seen im
provement follow improvement in
books with, no proportionate mental
strides by little Sammy and Susie
and in the board of educattion, just
as likely as not, he m,ay be obdurate,
perverse, stubborn and ''bull-head
ed.' In such case, the publishing,
houses and the superintendent would
be lik'ely to set down the department
as out of date and generally decayed,
but education would proceed in South
Carolina. Your layman on the board
is sometimes titra-ionservative, es-i
pecially in matters that would in-1
volve expense to the people. After all.,
the lawmakers may have known their 1
business when they protected the'
state board from becoming over
burdened and unbalanced with teach
ers, and conserved lay representation
No evidence is at hand that the gov
ernor had adopted any policy of ig-I
noring the superintendent previous
to that gentleman 's high kicking at
the time of ex-Governor Sheppard's
appointment. The people are not dis
posed to believe that Governor Ansel,
a bland and courteous gentleman,
would deliberately and habitually
forget the existence of so great a man
as Mr. Martin, but after the Shep
pra incident, he may have remem
bered that he was governor and
OttileC Wii ine aPPOilli.1 PUI"C
The one thing most clear from the
ntroversy is the wisdom of the
v;makers in not making the state
iperintendent the appointing power
the state board, thus preventing
Le board from.,losing its Pdividual
y in that of the superintendent. The
iard, it seems, is designed to be a
ieek upon the superintendent as well
; an advisory committee to him and
iat character it would lose were not
Martin Ansel to assert himself oc
isionally. The value of a board not
ader the thumb of the superintend
At, whether the office be held by Mr.
[artin or some other person, wilt,
pon reflection, be evident to the peo
le and, meanwhile, Mr. Martin need
ave no fear that the people will hold
im responsible for any "duties,"
ch as making appointments, which
ie lawmakers have plaed upon the
overnor. If other governors have in
ood nature chosen, to permit super
itendents of education to exercise
me of their powers and superin
adents have .leaped to the conelu
ion that all governors should follow
heir mild example, that is not Mr.
Among the triumphs of medieal art
o which the ngKt generation will di
ect the backpointing finger of pride
; the marvelous recovery of the para
zed Rogers.-St. Louis Times.
Many a man who lives by his wits
-as a half-starved look.
There seems to be an impression
hat Mr. Button could put in some of
tis time to good advantage by locat
ng a soft spot on which to falL
C. L Havird is hereby announced
Ls a candidate for mayor of the city
if Newberry, subject to the rules and
egulations of the Democratic party.
J. J. Langford is hereby announced
s a candidate for mayor of Newber
y subject to the rules' of the Demo
H. H. Evans is hereby announced
s a candidate for mayor of the city
f Newberry, subject to the rules and
egulations of the Demoe,ratic party.
Alderman Ward 1.
Appreciating conscientious and
aithful services rendered, we there-.
:ore take pleasure in nominating Mr.
. F. Baxter for reelection as alder
nan for Ward 1.
Voters of Ward 1.
Alderman Ward 2.
J. R. Green is hereby announced as
tcandidate for alderman from ward
!, and will abide t,he rules and rega
ations of the Democratic party.
Alderman Ward 3.
Mr. S. K. Bouknight is hereby an
iounced as a candidate for alderman
or ward 3, subject to rules of de
For Alderman Ward 4.
Mr. J. A. Senn is hereby nominat
d as a candidate for alderman for
ard 4, and will abide the rules and
egulations of the Democratic party.
B. F. Griffin is hereby announced
is a candidate for alderman for ward
, and is urged by his many friends
.n that ward to consent to the use of
is name for this position, and is
yledged to abide the rules and regu
ations of thue Democratic party.
C. J. McWhirter is hereby annone
d as a candidate for alderman for
Ward 4, subject to the rules of the
A. J. S. Langford is hereby an
aounced as a candidate for alderman
or ward 4, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 5.
Mr. Ed. L. Rodelsperger is hereby
announced as a candidate for alder
man for ward No. 5, subject to the
ru-e of the Democratic primary.