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milled it at Mount Pleasant, but ho
lias not said anything about it liero
today. This constitution says a member
oL' the general assembly shall not
hold another position under this
State or under the United States government,?a
position of honor or profit.
I don't know what it pays, but
I understand that Mr. Johnstono has
held this position since 1002. I have
been told and L staled at Mount
Pleasant that the position paid from
$(>00 to $1,000, and Air. Johnstone
has not denied il. That, it occurs to
mo, is a position of profit under the
United States government."
Mr. Anil then took up the road bill
which Mr. Johnstone said lie had devised
and attempted to pass. Mr.
Johnstone's hill had provided that
every road overseer should receive
one dollar per day for not over twelve
days. There were between five and six
hundred road overseers, so thai litis!
i I em alone would have taken some
fi\c or six thousand dollars. This j
was one of I he reasons Mr. Johnsione's
ri>;ul b.11 was killed.
.Mr. \!?11 said that lie was not oppose,I
|||(. institutions of
learning, hul lie claimed that the
Stale v.'as spending more money on
1 hem I linn il ought to spend, and
more .n proportion than it was
spending on Ihe common schools.
I here had been a p.nposilioti in the
last legi.-lalur" to appropriate $100,I
" "he common school. hul il
was kicked mil as if il had no husi- j
ness in the legislature. T'iuI whenever!
iin approprialion of $.10.01)0, or other
amount was wanted for one of Ihe
Slate colleges, il was given.
M1 AuM s-iid that ('!? niso!i 's id
come <1 ij i!!?r lasl \ear was about !
1-'Iand thai ir had < osf t!i..?j
Stale o| Smith Carolina about $'J1."> I
lor every hoy who ?.is educated al I
l'!em>-oii, m addition lo what it had '
co-d the h 'V. 'fhe South Carolina j
university was given : 1 out $00,000 !
or $j.>.000 |or operating expenses and j
Winthrop was given about $SU.OOO or |
$00,(MM)?altogether Sninelhiiig like'
$.i00,f)il(i f,,r 111?> higher insl itulious. !
while the Slate was paying about $.'! '
per capita for I 11.000 hoys and girls, 1
I lie great majority of whom would '
never see Ihe inside of a college. I
Mr. A nil said that when an appropriation
lor one of Ihe higher insliii
lit ions was asked, it was urged thai
Hie Stale was prosperous, and that a
small appropriation would mean lit- j
lie lo Ihe individual tax payer. Tt j
was the same when every extraordinary
appropriation wan ttfged. And '
now. in ten years, the appropriations
had been increased from $S.">0,000 to
Mr. Aull took up the discussion of
the road ijueslion. Mr. Anil said that
his rd would show thai he had
ever been an advocate of good roads, I
and lie wanted to see good roads in
every section of Newberry county,
because he believed it Ihe besl mater-'
ial investment Ihe county could make, j
The only way to get good roads, he
said, was lo pay for them, and the'
only way lo pay for them was to levy i
a lax for Ilia I purpose. But a step
could be made in Ihe direction of securing
good roads by putting the
chain gang on permanent work. Mr.
Anil said he had secured information
front Ihe supervisor thai the chain j
gang ?a^ costing the count v about j
$1.0110 per year?about fiflv-fivo.
cenl< per dav for each convict. The
chain g nig bail been spreading out its
work <o thin thai the people didn't
know where their bread was buttered
-o far as permanent work of the \
chain gang on Ihe roads was concern-]
< d. The represent a lives in the last j
b-'i-lature had undertaken lo put thei
chain gang on permanent work, and i
ihe p'a l which wib adopted was
agreed upon bv Messrs. Johnstone j
and Wvche and himself. Tliev j
wauled the permanent work to start !
somewhere. The roads which had j
l>oen selected were selected because j
\ here was materia) along them, and
because lhey ran through sections
thickly populated with while people,
and because Ihe roads would be of
great benefit and at Ihe same lime
easy lo build, and il Was desired to let
ihe people see what perinenenl work
was, and the members of the legislature
believed there would then bo a
desire for il that would bring about
a demand for and matte necessary
permanent road building in every
section of the county. ITe believed
>v1ien Ihe people had a practical exemplification
of permanent work that
I hey would realize Ihe advantage and
the value of permanent roads, and
he wanted lo see them throughout
"Newberry county. Mr. Aull said that
for Ihe purpose of building permanent
roads, h^ believed fhero should
be a tax on all property. Let the
railroads and the corporations and all
the property holders help to j^ay the
tax and puf il on Ihe roads. The
town of Newberry paid about onethird
of the taxes of the county, and
the town of Newberry was perfectly
willing to contribute its part in the
! building of the roads. lie said thoro
. should also be a commutation tax, so
that people who did not own proporj
ty might contribute their share to
Mr. Aull then took up Mr. Johnstone's
argument that a certain appropriation
would cost a tax payor
only a small amount. That, ho
said, had always been the argument
whenever additional appropriations
were wanted. Tho assessment of taxable
property had increased from
.+ 170,000,000 in 1807 to $270,000,000
at present, and yet the levy had increased
from 1 1-2 mills in 1907 to
") 1-2 mills at present, and yet we will
have a deficit this winter of about
*200,001). We had a deficit last year
of *7"),000, nud it would have been
*1 .">0,000, except for tho increased
assessments of the railroads, and tho
additional sources of income, including
the lieenso aiirr corporation tax.
As an instance of the extravagance
in some of the appropriations, $10,000
had been appropriated to WinIll
rop for a practice school, and
Winthrop had not even yet decided
where to locate it, and this $10,000
was in a Hock Hill bank and tho
State was paying five per cent interest
Candidates for Lower House.
Tho candidates for the lower house
ef t he general assembly sp*>kc next
Three of these candidates were not
present?Mssrs F. W. Tliggins, Arthur
Kihler and Os. Wells. A letter
was read from Mr. Tliggins staling
that he wa< *? 1 abb? to attend on account
of the serious illness of his
aunt. Mrs. Smith, Mr. fliggins being
at her bedside. Chairman Liel/.sey
jead the card from Mr. Arthur RibNr.
tiuhli.-lx-r, in the Newborn papers
slating that on account of sickness
he would not he able to ailond the
meeting I his week
Mr. Jno. M. Taylor.
candidate for the lo?\er house of the
general assembly, was then introduced.
Mr. Taylor said he had had the
honor !o represent Newborn .Munly
in l ie house for two ?var-*, vid he
had striven honestly lo do his duty.
Me did not miss a roll call, and his
record was before the people, llis
every vote ap| eared on that record,
and he invited the closest scrutiny.
The whiskey question, lie said, had
been eliminated in Newberry county,
but he was a prohibitionist today, as
he had been when he came before the
people in his previous campaigns.
He favored good roads, and spoke
jof their advantages, both from the
[standpoint of convenience and the
1 standpoint of profit. lie wauled the
! roads improved by a tax, and that tax
i spent as nearly as possible in the
township in which it was collected,
leaving that to the Judgment of the
supervisor. And instead of one supervisor,
he wanted three supervisors,
be cause he did not believe one supervisor
could look after the roads of
(he whole county, lis wanted the supervisors
bonded, and required to let
out contracts for road building to the
lowest responsible bidder.
Mr. Taylor said lie did not think
the common schools were what they
should be, and he believed tho State
was getting top-heavy with higher
institutions of learning. Build up
the common schools, lie said, and the
colleges would take care of themselves.
lie was for good roads, for better
schools in the country, and for less
appropriations, if possible, for the
higher institutions, because he believed
I hey were getting more money than
they needed, although they said they
I needed it. He was not in favor of
tearing down these institutions, but
i he was in favor of running I hem more
economically, if possible.
lie referred with pride to his record
in the legislature, including the
building of the new ronrf house, and
I cited his position on the various quesI
lions which had come up for consideration.
He spoke of the need for a
' new court house, and of its great
lvalue to the county, and to all the
people of the county,
Mr. J. Simpson Dominick,
candidate for the lower house, said
he was no politician, and that he had
no political speech to mak6. He was
in favor of lower taxes, if it was possible
to reduce taxes, but with the
present appropriations he saw little
chance of reducing taxes, and with
the deficit, it was probable that the
rate of taxation was going higher.
There wcro two ways, ho said, to
reduce taxes. One way was to cut
down tho appropriations. Another
was to harness the water power of
of the State. If tho water power
were harnessed and its great energies
put to profitable work, we would have
no taxes lo pay. Wo could even
run the railroads with the power
which could be generated from tho
State's magnificent water powers.
TTe was in favor of good roads, and
was willing that a small tax should be !
: levied on property, but ho was also in
favor of making every man do hi
duty on the roads and work tlio roads
The roads were in bad shapo bocaus
they had not had any attention. The
had not been worked. The supcrvis
or would appoint an overseer and th
overseer would pay no attention t
the supervisor, and the supervisor dl
not have time to go all over the coun
ty and sec that each overseer was do
ing his duty. He wanted one super
visor and ten sub-supervisors. Le
the supervisor issue pay* certificate
and sign them, and stay in No.
township, and let the ten sub-super
visors stay in their own townships?
the other ten townships of the county
respectively?and loo/ after tin
roads, and if an overseer did not worl
the roads, put him out and put ii
There was too much law now ii
South Carolina. There was no nee<
for the legislature to stay in se'ssioi
forty days. They could go there ant
finish up their work and adjourn ii
twenty days. A law could only b<
enforced when it had public sontimen
behind it. Wo had a good road lav
now requiring that every man shouh
work the roads six days, and twelvi
days if they needed it?and t-hcj
Mr. Doininick was asked if lie favored
a two-mill property tax, ant
he said he thought two mills was tot
Mr. H. H. Evans,
candidate for the lower house, sai<
he had no criticism to make of tin
men who had represented Newberr\
county in ilie legislature, but he fell
il his duty to discuss questions a?
I hey presented themselves to him. lit
was a good roads niHn, and there
were several ways to secure good
ITe was against the whole of the
fertilizer tax going to Olemson college.
Since Olemson was established
(lie farmers alone, without any outside
help, had paid to Olemson ovet
three million dollars, and what return
had Olemson given? The fertilised
? warn ???ww??mm
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quit handling soiled bills I
fy book-keeping and be al
all transactions?a few of t
M. A. Carlisle. H. C.
J. A. Blackwelder. Robt.
B. C. Matthews. S. B, 1
is tax was a special lax, aiul tho far*
S3, racr alone paid it. Clemson had had
o enough money to be self-sustaining,
y lie was not against Clemson. Mr.
i- Clemson had seen tho necessity for
e higher education for tho son of tho
0 poor man, and ho did not intend that
(1 tho poor man's son should pay anyi
thing for his education at Clomson.
i- As it was the poor man's son could
not go to Clemson or to the South
t Carolina university. "'It is liko a
s judge giving you 4,000 years and tell1
ing you ho is giving you mercy." If
- the big appropriations kept up tho
- people would soon not be ablo to
> stand them.
e He said South Carolina owed today
< $6,000,000, and he spoke of tho ini
torest which she is paying on her dobt.
And yet, as soon as the legislature
i convened next January, the smart
I town politicians and the heelers and
i the lobbyists would be there, and if
I they wore not watched these big api
propria!ions would soon be carried
3 again and increased. lie was willing
t for these institutions to have rcason>'
able appropriations, but not approl
priations which would put a heavy
3 burden upon tho people.
He was against immigration. Immigration
would bring in the Dago *
- and the cut-throat and the bombi
thrower?people whom tfce countries
) from which they came were gald to
net rid of?and if they over got a
foot-hold in South Carolina, it would !
I be only a few years until they would ,
> own the whole business.
ITo favored biennial sessions of the ?
t legislature. There was extravagance
? in every department and delay in ]
? every department, he said, in order |
( to extend the session forty days. If
1 I there was hard work, and all foolish- '
ness barred, tho legislature ought to J
( lie able to get through with its work
in from twenty to thirty days, at ]
If he couldn't do any good in tho
legislature he would right to keep tho
i i legislature from doing any harm, and
j he hoped his tongue would palsy if
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Assistant Cashier. ^
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tnprove his financial credit,
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lie favors our Bank extends.
Moseley. T. B. Carlisle.
Norris. Geo. Johnstone.
Vull. Jos. II. Hunter.
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