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THE ROAD QUESTION. * I i
By Thos. E. Wicker. * ,
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Mr. I'M it or: Sumo people have ox- I
pressed 1 li?* idea thai if (he rural let- 1
lor rarriors are so much in favor of I
good roads I hey should Help to keep j i
them in .rood condition. ,\ ?\\} if aj|
sentiment of this kind needs an an- j <
swer. I will say that there is no class I
ol. people in the county who would j I
more willingly and cheerfully eontri- ! <
hule of their means (o the. mainlen- I
anoe of the roads than the rural let- I
(el carriers, if by so doing the con- i
dition of the roads would lie improv- <
ed. Rut the carriers are like every-11
body else; they know thai under the! I
present system it would he money I <
thrown away, and the condition of|c
the roads would remain (lie samo.il
I hoy arc in favor of a low that will I I
give good roads and which will oper-I I
ile on all classes of people alike, ami j \
then they will williuijly shoulder their [ I
share ol I lie hurth'ii ami hear it with- I I
out complaint. I lie rural carriers If"
lire not aliens; Ihe.y are citizens, and I
have as much riirlit as anybody else ,*i
to complain of (lie inequality in the <
operation ol a law and to surges! \
remedies for its improvement. I
It is one ol I lie basic principles of '
a sound :iml .jus! government that ! '
every person should conl rioute to I lie '
public welfare according to his '
means. We raise a ureal fuss about ! '
having this principle carried out iu''
our national affairs and complain
that the miliouaircs and wealthy corporations
are no| conl rihuting aeeording
to their means to support the /
government, yet we overlook the fact
that this same principle is violated I
rivihl at our very doors, onl\ on a I
smaller scale. I <? I me illustrate; |
lake the ease ol a largo plant ;it ioti |
owner. In JI! ? spring while the roads .
are yet soil and muddy IVom the win- <
ter rains lie begins hauIiiivr his ferti- j
li/.er. lie hauls ton alter ton over
these roads in their sofi condition |
and cuts them to pieces; he hauls load !
alter load oI prov isous over them dur- j j
in.? the spring and summer for his .
hands; in the hill he hauls hundreds ;
of bales of cotton, as well as other ,
products of his farm, over I hose, |
roads to market. \ el, under the present
pernicious system, lie doesn't con- i
tribute one cent more to Ihcir maintenance
than his poor neighbor who |
hauls one ton of guano over (hem in
the spring in a one-horse wairoii al l
that, and in llie fall carries a few J
hales of col Ion lo market and hauls i
back over I hem fifl\ pound- of flour,
seen pounds o| bacon, and .jii'-r of!
molasses! (i| course this illuslration j
may be slightly examrcratod, but it '
shows the i ue< (11 a I i l \ in the operati/.n|
"I the law. I his detect cannot be j
lctnedied b\ lev s mil; a eonunutat ion
tax alone lor 1111 > la rye plantation
owner re I erred to above mav be Se-!
yond the aire limit ; the onl\ way to!
I e. i id i 11 i 111 is | o tax his proper I v, audi,
'I'is lux levy musl be sufficiently i
heavy to make his contribution proportionate
to his means as compared
with the contribution of his poorer
neighbor who pays both the proper! v
its well as (he commutation t;i\. A !
'l:l" ,n'H even one mill on property
would not be an c<|.;ifahlc lax,'
coupled with ;i two or three dollar |
coininutalion lav. for the reason fhal !
persons w ho |,a\e passed be\on.l (lie !
:i'je li.nit and corporations such as I
railroads. maunI'ael uring concerns,
uiereani ile interests. etc.. upon w|mm '
;l ?"luniulalion tax cannot be !e\ ied, |
would -et ol f W ill, the lighter end of !
Any plan thai looks I,, working I lie
roads by the old ante-bellum plan will
always be a failure for several reasons
which no man will, ordinary
common sense can deny. In (ho first
place the road workers are the far?iers.
Now. farming is a vocation that
ealls lor a lot of hard work, but road
working. if i| is ,|one ri-ht. ro.,uires
""leh harder and mud. heavier work. \
Alter breaking ami preparing the i
bind in the spring the hea\ icsl of the I
.Hlii Woik is over: therefore tiie rest j
ol iln woik, plow in;; and hoeiiur, etc.,
is liulit work w hoi mpared to road j
work Now. warn out a lot of (hose
people from their fields and put lliem
to swinging the pick and shoveling
dirt and hopping bushes, weeds, and
briars from I he roads in the summer
on the Iherniomoter is running between
<)f, and 100 degrees i? ' the
shade and see what the result will be
'it (lie end of I he first dav. Suppose
every men of them should fool it.
his duty lo work just as hard and
,iusl .is steadily as he does in his
tarn?(?h when night came overv
one of them would be nearlv dead.
On I he other hand if I hey should follow
the policy <,f doing as liltle work
as possible in order to save themselves
from fatigue and the extreme
cut. I lion we know Hint very little <
vill In; accomplished. Now, substinle
lor 111em a lorco *?f lured hands, t
vl'icli lie^ins in I lie early spring to i
\ork daily on (lie roads and let us 1
lolice flu. ,|i|'|
orence. These hands I
lave become accustomed to their work >
hey can swing a pick ami shovel dirt '
villi as much ease and (eel as lit lie i
'aligue when night comes as the Car- I
ner who has done a day of light I 1
low i 11 ?-. I'lieii, there is the element |:
)l experience to he considered. In 'I
he case of the force, of fanners mi >
he road there is a lack of experience I
m the part of holli the overseer and |
lis hands, (Irani ing that they work 1
very one of the six days required in i
k year, they can acquire no experi- I
Mice that is worth anything; hence ;
>"'h III quality and the quantity of I
heir work falls short. Tn the case |
>f the hired hands there is experi- <
nee in ovcr\^ stroke; the overseer I
ciiovvs how lo work his hands to the ?
>es| advantage and every one of these I
lands knows from experience just i
\ here his overseer would have hint I
and every shovelful of dirt that he (
hrows. At the end of one day a t
In/en of these hired and experienced I
lands will have accomplished as much t
is I wo dozen farmers could have no- c
omplished. even if they had worked 1
vilhin an inch of their lives; and at I
he same lime these I wo dozen far- >
tiers, by being permitted lo remain i
it their fields will have pul in a I;
lay's work that has saved them
naiiv dollars perhaps enough lo pay <
i large part if not all of their road 1
av for I lie whole year. ;
A LEGEND. 1
V Very Romantic Story of Love's '
The massive door has swung behind I
is. the echo of its closing shudders
lirough the silent church and dies I
iway. and leaves no sound lo hear us
oinpany save the slow, insistent lick- 1
ins; o| | he belfry clock. The long
1 iine day is drawing near its close the
nave is still light, Iml the chancel is
ilready shadowy and dark; and it is
there. among the swiftly gathering
;loom, I hat, led hy a story told us
it the rector's luncheon (able, we sol
iiirselvos U> seek the legend's central
On the north side of the church, behind
the chancel with ils tiny choir
stalls, we come upon a narrow door
hidden anions; the lowering organ
pipes. It opens on a winding flight
of wooden stairs, slill covered by a
faded crimson carpel, moth eaten and
trodden into many a hole. The slops
are strop ami narrow, and one wonders
> miie\\ hai that Ions;' generations
of the squire's race should have cared
to mount I hem so laboriously week
alter week. Itul once within the
small apartment at the lop one feels j
perhaps less surprise*; for here is certainly
a sense of dignity and of withdrawal
from I lie vulgar herd, to an
extent unusual even in the seclusion
of a "faculty pew." The little room
is lighted hy a window of its own;
below this is a cushioned form for the
house servant's use. In the room's
centre stands a massive oaken table
upon which might rest my lady's sunshade
and the squire's gold lopped
stick. And lastly. In the foremost j
rank of all. are ranged three velvet I
cushioned elbow ehairs. The oecu- 1
pants of these commanded what per-:
chance (hoy thought the only view
fit for their august eyes to rest upon
- the worshipers in a precisely similar
pew upon the south side of lhe|
choir; and even the sight of these
might be shut off h\ drawing a curtain.
the rings of which still cluster I
on a long brass rod. The person turned
his hao kupou them as he preached.
and little of the sermon could
have come their way; while plebeian
eongrogal ions in the nave could
catch but fleeting glimpses of arisloYOUR
No Matter How Small,
will give it careful atl
applies to the men and
ratic | mi I iles liiuh above their heads.
Ami vc| |lie legend We have heard :
oihiy as lingering still about 1 lie pew ;
n which we stand?Ihough some- i
vital l hreadbare, like (lie carpels and
In- faded (Mtshions of (]K. chairs i
diows 111 a I ai leas! fate "ranted them
hi respite I coin the woes of common
iien. .Inst over ninety years ago
liese pews were neld by | wo families
inked close by friendly intercourse
'.ml neighboring estates. Cpon the
:ided velvet of these el how chairs sat
.veck hy I lie s?|tiire and my lady and
heir *tiIv son, while in the fellow
lew across the choir worshipped with
lis motherless daughter an elderly
nan?the squire's equal as to lineage. 1
hough of impoverished purse. The
v'??itng folk tell in love. as vounu
lolk will. Their elders mutually apiroved
I he match, and in due course? '
arl.v in IHl.i?the wedding dav was
rixed for .June. The lover was a
soldier, il is true, hut was not Xapoeon,
that disturber of the peace of
ml ions, safe in Klba? Then like a
hundcrholt from a blue sky there
same the news of his escape, the call
0 arms, the hurried partings. And as
his couple said their sad farewells
he iri> I sobbed out the fear that nev r
again would she see her lover in
lis wonteil seat. lie, moved by (lie
Hiasttul pride of youth and hope,
swore to si I there before three
iionths had gone. And April came
III.I Went, a in I May. ami half of
June, until the IStli of the moiilli had
la wneil. I here was no morning service
here, for Die rector was a plur1
list and served aiiolher church isx
niles away. Ihil o'clock heard the
iclls pea I i n,<>' and saw the congregation
in the seals, the s(|iiire and his
lady with the empty chair beside
1 hetii, and across the choir the young
-irI s drawn and anxious face.
Ihe Psalms am] the Magnificat
wen; duly said, and as the Nunc |)iinittis
came i n t urn there rose a cry
that hushed the allernat iiitr voices
nl the startled reel or and his clerk.
I lie irirl stood for a moment with
while lace ami horror stricken eves
ami upraised hand llnit pointed loward
Ihe empty chair, then dropped
in a dead faint upon I he floor. And
al that instant on a I5el?ian lia.Vletield
and otlicer beside a square of
licitish infantry fell forward on his
face and moved no more.
The squire's lineage has died out
long since; the pew is desolate,
though still untouched. Of those who
would have (old the tale with due
credulity not one remains?the ancient
sexlon and Ihe son to whom he
handed on his worlc are yrone. Can il
perhaps be true that at Ihe moment
of I he lover's death such strouir desire
arose within his liearl to see
"The Xorman march, the chancel
'flic brasses black and red;"
a> showed forth his unsubstantial
form for one brief instant in its wonted
place.' This is ;i i|iteslion which
we find it hard to answer, as we leave
at last this legend-haunted pew and
breathe again the fragrance of the
summer twilight as we cross Ihe rectory
BARBECUE AT FORK.
We will furnish a first, class barbecue
at Fork school house on campaign
day, August 12. T,et every body
come and enjoy I lie day.
11. I'1. Counts.
NOTICE OF ASSIGNEE'S SALE.
We. Ihe undersigned, assignee and
airenl of creditors, of James Murray
Company, will sell al p*:blie ;? ir?tion
at Xo. LTH) Main street, Newberry,
S. C., for cash to the highest
bidder, on the 18th day oP August,
1J)0.8, at l'J in., Ihe assigned stock
of goods oP said firm consisting of
dry goods, shoes, hosiery, gents furANKING!
No Matter How Largo,
tontion. This message
the women alik8.
J. E. NORWOOD,
nishing goods, notions, iron safe and
show cases. Tlio stork will be sold
:>s a whole. Prospective purchasers ha
may inspect stock by calling on the .sh
undersigned at any time before the i(<
day of sale. . *
A. J. Gibson, Assignee. po
O. G. Sale, on
Agent for Creditors. a
Newberry, S. C., August 0, 1908. Hi
CINCO CIGARS can be bought from
! lo 1,000 at Broaddus & Huff's.
TEACHER WANTED. X.
For I nion school. Salary $30 per of
month. '101*111 about six months. All
applications to be handed to either of
the uncdrsiguod before August 25.
All the patrons of this school are requested
to meet at the school house
on August 25 at 4 o'clock for the a
purpose of electing a teacher. 00
J. D. IT. Kinard,
Prosperity, No. 3.
Tj. A. Bobb,
D. W. Bu/.hardt, a
Newberry, No. 5. |?
FOR UNITED STATES SENATE. ?
I beg to announce my candidacy
lor the United Slates senate in the
approaching Democratic primary, and
1 respectfully solicit the support of
the Democratic voters of this Slate.
R. Q. Rhett. J"
FOR CONGRESS, 3RD DISTRICT.
Julius ft. Koggs, of Pickens, is a
candidate for Congress in the pri- m
mar.v, subject to the rules for the Si
government, of the election. w
ANyatt Aiken is a candidate for reelection
to congress from the third
district, subject to the action of the fc
Democratic primary. hi
FOR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER, '
1 hereby announce myself a candidate
for Kailroad Commissioner (j,
Slate of South Carolina, subject to ^
the rules governing the Democratic V
James A. Summersett,
Columbia, S. C.
FOR THE STATE SENATE: f<
Alan Johnstone is hereby nominat- Sl
ed for the State Senate, subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary.
1 announce my self a candidate for d;
the Seriate of. South Carolina, sub- C
jeet to the rules of the Democratic D
ft. II. AuII.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
tor tlie house of representatives,
and pledge myself to abide the result 'J
o! j he Democratic primary.
Os. Wells. (>l
1 am a candidate for election from
Newberry county to the house of representatives.
subject to the action of a:
the Democratic primary election. 1
John M. Taylor. n
Arthur Kihler i< announced as a
i candidate loc the l;ouse of representa- f<
lives, and is pledged abide the re- b
| s|dt of the Democriil ic primary, and I n
I to support the nominees of the pari v.
C. T. Wyche is hereby announced
for reelection to the House of Representatives.
subject to the result of (1.
the Democratic primary election. ^
I hereby anon nee myself a candidate
tor t he I louse of Represcnt.alives
from Newberry county, subject
to the rules "of the Democratic ^
T am for good roads. T am against
all unnecessary high appropriations
under all circumstance^. T ;ini for
the better facilities of (he couunon
school. I iun against the ferlili/.or
tax* for ('lemso'i colh <re. c
Tl. II. ftvans. I
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the house of representatives,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
Godfrey Harmon. f
J. Simpson Dominick is hereby an- j
nounced as a candidate for the legislature
from Newberry county and
will abide the rules of the Democratic
I hereby announce myself as a can- '
diclatc for membership in the house '
of representatives of the General Assembly
of South Carolina from Newberry
county, subject to the action
of the Democratic primary.
F. W.' Higgins. a
Being conscious of the fact that I
ive discharged the duties ot' the
erill's office to tho best of niy abil>')
ami believing Uiat I have the
dorse went of the majority of tin
"!>le of Newberry county, to tins
d, I would again annoucne myself
candidate for reelection, subject t>)
c decision of the Democratic pri;iry.
M. M. Buford.
I amtf a candidate for Sheriff of
awberry couniv, subject to the rules
the Democratic pari v.
Cannon G. Bleasc.
J. N. Bass is hereby announce<l as
candidate for coroner of Newberry
unty, subject to the rules of the
W. I'i. Felker, (better known as
os(i), is hereby announced as
candidate for coroner of New">'
01 -fy and wii! :.!>i :c 11,0 rules
tiit Democratic par., *.
Ii. I. J-.pting is hereby announced
a candidate for coroner and will
>ide the rules of the Democratic
FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR.
D- D. Morris (better knowr
s Bobo) is herein nominatet
>r the office <?f Supcrvl- >r of New;r'y
county, subject to -.Se action
the Democratic primary.
J. Monroe Wicker is hereby nomi
ited for reelection to the office ol
upervisor for Newberry county, ant
ill abide the result of the Democrat
Jack B. Smith is hereby nominatec
>r the office of Supervisor for New
J1'ry county, subject to the Demo
atic primary election.
J hereby announce myself a enndi
tte for the office of county Supervi
>i and will abide the rules of tin
H. n. Abrams.
I announce myself as a candidal
>r S ipervisor and will abide the re
ilt of the Democratic partv.
I hereby announce myself a candi
r>to for Supervisor for Newberr
ounty and will abide the rules of thi
Townships Nos. 1 and 8.
[ hereby announce myself as a can
idate for Magistrate for Nos. 1 an,
townships and will abide the rule
f the Democratic party.
S. G. Carter.
F. M. Lindsay is hereby announce*
s a candidate for magistrate for Nos
and S Townships and will abide th
~sult. of the Democratic primary.
* am a candidate for Magistral
>r Nos. 1 and S Townships, and wii
0 governed by flic rules of the De
Jno. Henry Ohappcll.
I hereby announce myself a candi
ate for Magistrate for Township
os. I and S.
C. 8. Tidwcll.
Magistrate No. 3.
1 hereby annnounce myself as Can
idntc for Magistrate for No.
'ownship, subject to the action o
lie Democratic party.
Magistrate No. t.
I hereby announce myself, as
audidaic ior I lie offce of magistral
?r No. I Township. |() ,i,
K. M. .\ ugh try.
For Magistrate No. 6.
J. \. I' loyd is hereby announce,
or magistrate for No. (? and wii
bide the rule# of (he Dcmocrati
For Magistrato No. 7.
W. R. Keith is hereby nominate.
? a candidate for magistrate for Nc
township subject to Democratic pri
Magistrate No. 9.
E. B. Kibler is hereby announce.
s a candidate for magistrate, for Nf
i !> township subject to the rules oil
the Democratic primary. 1 V
I I hereby announce myself a candi
date i'or reelection us magistrate for 1
No. !) township and will abide tlio \
rules of the Democratic party. ' i
B. B. llair. \
For Magistrate Township No. 10.
i am a candidate for Magistrate for
Xo. 10 I'ow ushio. ami will he governe?l
by the rule* of the Democratic parI
ty. P. B. Ellcsor. f
For Magistrato No. 11. \
C. L. Graham is hereby announced * i
as a candidate for Magistrate for Noll
Township and will abide the rule*
of the Democratic party.
W. L. Ivibler is anuouncwl as a J"*~
candidate lor Magistrato for number m
11 township and will abide the rules V
of tl.e Democratic part v. /
The voters of No. 11 Township / <
nominate W. B. Graham as a candi- f
date for Magistrate. He will abide ? A
by (he rules of tlio Democratic party.
SUP'T OF EDUCATION. ?l
Barney L. Jones is hereh.v nominal- 11H
ed tor position of Superintendent of ?
Education for Newberry countv, subject
to the decision of the Democrat- Ifl
io primary. ,^t|
1 J. B. O'Neall Ilolloway is annonnc- 1
ed as a candidate for County Super- II
1 ltnndent of Education and will abide '1
(he rules of (he Democratic party. |1
^ J. S. "Wlieeler is hereby announced / W
[ as a candidate for re-election to the f!
office of Superintendent of Education
tor Newberry County subject to-' the ?
"lies of the Democratic primary.
1 FOR TREASURER
dolii. Tj. I'jpps is announced as a
" candidate for re-election as oonnty
treasurer of Newberry county and
will abide (he rules of the Der-'ratio '1
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2 for clerk of courS^ \
Jno.C. Goggans is hereby nominated
for re-elect,on to the oir.ee Clerk
of Court for Newberry county, 3. C.
2 subject to the rules of the D?-.?- cratio
Wm. W. Cromer is hereby unnounc.
ed as a candidate for re-cleotion to
V the oll.ee of Auditor for Newberry
0 County, and is pledged to abide tha
niles of the Democratic, primary.
T am a candidate for the -o*Tice of
County Auditor of Newberry county '
and wiil abide (he rules of l!;.* Democratic
1 Eugene S. Wert.-?.
II. II. Kikard is hereby announced
as a candidate for re-election to the
I office of Master for Newberry county
?ubject to (he rules of the Democratic
W. A. Hill is hereby announced as
e a candidate for Master of Newberrv
I county and will abide the rules of
I lie Democratic parly.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I am a candidate for reelection to
_ *1?? ?Mea ol> counly commissioner for
s X('wborry COimty, and will abide the
result of the Democratic primary.
Thos. J. Wilson.
I am a candidate for reelection to
; the olficc of county commissioner for
acwherry county and will abide the
lcsult of the Democralic primary.
W. H.' Wendt.
I hereby announce myself ;is n
'I candidate for County Commissioner i
^subject (o the rules of the Democracy
' convent ion.
C. Ij. Ticitzsov. i
Cr. Y. Diekert is hereby announced I
a candidate for county commission- '
or and will abido tlio rules of tlio ,
^ Democratic party.
I he friends of L. C. Livingston announce
him as a candidate for countv
commissioner. We pledge him toil
abide by the rules of the Democratio
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for county commissioner, and
will abide (he result of the Democratic
d Very respectfully, J
K 0. II. Cromer. 1