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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New- ( |
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter. j
I'lidav, November 0, 1008. -v<
PRIVILEGE TAX. J,.
Commissioner of Agriculture Wat- tii
hits prepared senile figures oil j,]
farming condition- in South ('arolina. (>fl
Among these we find that from .lulv
I 11 "
i. MM),. to June iiO, 1008, there was
sold in this State ">(>."),(iOfi tons of fer- p..
tili/.er ami 1 I I.000 tons of cotton seed VV(
meal, lie pnl< the average priee of V)|
file fertilizer at $22..">() per ton ami
the eotton seed meal at $20.00 per
Town, from these figures it will he |lV
*ecn that the fanners of South Car- ..
olina for the year ending June 'lOth
-pent ahoul $|.">.000.000 for fertilizer y,
ami it is slated that iu 1000 the.v ,
spent onlv $ I ..">0(1,000. lie estimates i
_ i i
The eorn erop for (his year .'17,10ft,000
I'he point in addition to showing i
the larire amount spent for commer- y(
< i; 11 fertilizer, which we desire to y(
'naiie, i- this large -ale of fertilizer |
umjins that ' 'lemsiin college received m
for the same time ahoul $170,000 j|t|
roin this source. The exact figures,
aecording to the hooks of the Stall* ( |
treasurer. of privilege tax paid from i
he first of July. 1007. to the IWth of
June, 1008, is $171 .fi-IR.fi!). Accord- ]'/
tug to the figures given this income
i- ahoul three times whal il was I j
iht vears ago. I he college has j j |
-cared v l'i'owii lltree times as lar,re
i ~ rn
as it was eight years ago, and even ' ij(i
f il has |||(. of operating' il ought ! i -i
i i . Iv 11
'" I to I>t ilirec I lines as great as it ' jj,
was, because there are certain ex- tpens??s,
which have |o he mel thai do
no) increase m proportion to in
. ... . < I
crease in I lie msf i|nl ion.
The con I e u t ion of those wln? claim |
' h a I ('leinson is -jel ling more money L
(liaii is needed for lcgilimalc expenses
would seem lo he justified liv Ihe
, . , < Ic
ligiires given. ami il the privilege
' ' v is in ln> ocrinaiieiil some means | .
ought to lie devised by which Win-I
throp college conhl he supported from I .
this same source, or whal is not need- I |_
ed at f'leinson for legitimate expen- j|
ses con 1 d he >el aside for a perinan- . |
enl endowment fund for Ihe institution
and in a few years this fund ^
would lie large enough lo assure Ihe j
support of the institution without ad- |
dilonal taxation in the event Ihe privilege
tax should for any reason he '
diseonl i lined.
I Ion. I). I.. Smith, of Collet on county.
a member of (he las| general as- 1,1
senihly. i- a candidate for reading "!X
clerk o| the house of representatives.
Mr. Smith is in every way i|iialificri 'V
lo till the position with satisfaction J '
to the nieiuhers of the general aseinbly.
lie is inlelligenl, pleasant, and
well educated ami has a good, clear j '
ami strong voice, <|iialifical ions which'
make an ideal reading clerk. So, far ,"
we have heard id no opposition for
(Mr. Smith ami no douht lie will he
elected without opposition, j
The estimate of the forecast of the
national election which was printed '
iu The Herald and News of las| Fri
day and as given hy the New York i
llerald of i! i< Sunda\ preceding; was
very near correct according lo the
ligure- which were contained in the j
daily papers \e?terriay. j
I* h a t c-tiui.ile gave 2S0 votes to U
Ta I't as rca-onahl\ sure and 20 with I"'
Republican leanimjs hut douht ful, iu
wliieli would have given him .'500 ! '
electoral vo|e>. It gave Mr. Kryanl"'
l.>0 as reasonably sure and 21 with
Democratic leanings. The result
shows t li.it Mr. I.rvan carried llie 21 i
with I leinocratic leanings and lost j' '*
Maryland with S voles which werej'*
counted reasonahly sure, leaving I IS j '''
and gained Colorado with five which |
were put down with Republican lean- j
ings. ami which gave liini a total "A
vote of 17 1 Those given lo Mr.!'
I at! as reason.ildv sure were carried !
hv him and !>> I::s column we- added
Maryland with e'n.;!i| votes and from '''
those \\it!] I' e) 111111 i i' a 11 leanings Coloratio
w as .- > n ie.l lt\ < lie I ?em.?crat - i ' 1
with tive electoral votes. makiii'.' j
ihe-e c'lange- the li'epuhlicans re-j
ceived .">00 \!<!e-. I w
I here were cousiderahh' Meiuocra- j
tic gains in the West, and some Republican
gains in some id* the South- u
ern Stales, and New Knglaml was al- I"
most solidly Republican.
Congress remains Republican in
both branches. le
THE CONVICT'S WARNING.
This seem* takes place in a crowd- e;
ed courtroom. The prisoner, charged
with ihe merrier of his wife, stands ri
before Ihe .judge. The .jury has just 11
returned. The judge is the first to ' \
"Gentlemen of tho jury, have you
ade your decision V'
"Sir. we (iii?l tlie prisoner guilt
"\es, there could be but one d
won in a case like this; the prison,
amis condemned. Do you hear, vc
artless murderer of the innocent
?? pay the full penalty f<
nil deed. \ oil are condemned I
?'. H is well that justice can en
life like yours, and seal foreve
'>ni the eyes of honorable men
eord .?f dcbaiic cry and sin ;
ack as the eternity into which vo
' II you look for mercv here, r<
i'mber. you look in vain. You iU
drunkard, a reprobate, a murdei
''or sm-li there is no mercy. An
'' 'hat custom disapprove
u""hi swin? from yonder seal
Id before sunset. As it* is y??, sha
'?a?*k lo your cell, (here to broo
?'' your horrid crime and awai
"May you speak before you go
's>. lor so |||(. law allows. I5ul d
' "link that any word of your
a I! clia !i; < nilr decision.''
" ^ our Honor, since so the law nl
:vs', 1 uiM sl","k. No. I shall HU
* lot met c\. 1 deserve no nicrc\
'" ?*all me a drunkard, and so I an
' 'I a reprobate, and tlii
1 N" one can knoi
Iter i hail myself what my past I if
- been. No one can realize mor
"> Ihan I that my record is stain
Ul,!i ""forgiven sin. ami lliai
v,<" "" place on earth but a drunk
d s grave? no place bevond but
""ha'd's hell. N'o one can IV,
,rr ''ecply than I i|,c horror of m
' rime, did I sa\ ? X,,! |
!' "I ' ''id. .judge, ii is ,,<>( in
1111'' K illed ni\ wife / X, ! || is
' 1 ,,i'' kill hi\ wife; drin
her! you bear me judge
Mll> Killed her killed III\ wif<
l!"' N|'--v " Cod. 'flioi, ! iiowest
I "iiil'.x of this deed! I Io\
her bet ler I ban my life. | wa
K'on-cion- when I struck the blow
'J"1 kill Iter- DRINK kill,.
'udjie. you may call me a r<
"' ale ;1 drunkard, but a mm
i'er I am not.
"No. Id me speak. I ,|? ?o| plea
""''' v. I have said I deserve n
II .x lint, listen! Near my ston
diall speak but this once. I \v?,,i
Vl' ;,ImI all these people knoi
" I was not always the wrete
a.I now stands b'Tore you. 1 wu
'I always a drunkard and a vug;
nd. I once had a happy home?
autitul and luxuriant home. I wa
?'ii as pure and gnod as any child
1 l,:"1 :l "iol her, judge, a mot lie
11,1 loved me. Oh, how well 1 n
ember her! I seem to see In
eel face now, as .she used |? tak
'' l;er heart ami ki>
vay my tears of childish sorrov
I night 1 would kneel hv her sid
1,1 l"-a.v- I have almost' forgottc
at prayer- ?aml mother! () (Jod,
"ke l?er heart ! And 1 promised'j
'I- death-bed 1 would meet her
-I""'l I el 1 her! Don't let h,
l,,w! I "nisi die upon the sea
"l- J" !"?'?ey shield Thou that sea.
'hi I coin her eyes!
" W by, what \s the matter, judge
"II look so Strange! No, I ask n
ercy ?only I kept that proniis
""111 I grew to manhood. The
went away to school. You are sui
;?^d.? Why, j?d?e, I graduate
"Ii I irst honors ,,f ,,iv class,
was no, always as you see me nov
I lien, one day. I niel a girl! SI
a* as beautiful as a spring fh.we
1,1 I1"1 l(-s P"'e. I loved tier an
"" a- m\ bride. Oh, how fu
"""shine was life, ihcn! No I,o?
happier it U;ls
1 eai in; mi! ii. one d \ !
'"Idation and took a glass of win
1,1 [ ,li,l"'l ''"II her. Mary didn
1 'I "ill never drin
and a month I kepi n,y won
!" 1'he lempier again appea
i: ealh'.l hiiiis,.|f 'friend' and
'""v I knew i| was wron;
M - enehow ,||(. tempter's p,,w.
as s| longer ihan niv will. \;
'1 - a i: i | yielded ,?\MV ,!,.s|r.'^e
u""' w;.s p,,. a?-i,le an
r,,";-:er It.|.lor filled mv ;;|ass.
?'ll i)?'gai| 1(1 Si ' I \ <11,1 I I . 1
1,11 l ite at nigh
"I ': i'a. 111 a 11 v i !,, truth was reveale
' X" flower ever |,.s| ,,
""!l1 '1'iiekly 11, Ml ,|i,] M;irV
I" a> e,| and plead,
" " ' " s.ilo.ui and s-i\
I.i.t drink n -w had nte i
and while I knew
'"caking her heart I had not tl
'l"il 11 and live a man.
One night 0 (Jod, mast t recall
1 was drinking in the Wavcriy s;
when suddenly someone sai<
home, your child is dying
W hat ! My child dying- mv Ii
' N'ell ' Oil. heaven, it cannot be.
Itl:,lr '-razed by rum ami dread,
,S|,ed i" mv home and dashed in
li'""l door. 'Mary!' I ealle
v '"'re are von, and where is lit)
1 here was no answer, and I pas
led quickly through i he <lai k hall and
y ! paused al the drawing-room door.
j Someone was sobbing within, and J
(!- j pushed it open. There, upon a little
iv.eot, lay my only child, and my wife
ill was kneeling by !>< side.
'? "() God, how can I bear tiiat sight
0 '' A voice t hen called me?it was
djthc doctor's. '.Jim,' said he, 'do you
M* I want to know ?'
aj " 4 Ws, tell me,' I replied. 'Tell
:s me the truth i!' it kills me!'
11 '* 'Well, Jim, little Xell is going to
c " 'Oh, no,' I said. 'It canmd be!
r- It cannot be!'
d " ' Ves, .Jim, she was struck by a
's trolley lonighl, while crossing the
I- tracks near the Waverly saloon. I
II happened to be on the car and eard
ried her home in my arms. When she
it first came to consciousness she said,
'Where is papa? I'm going to meet
7 him lonighl.'
? '' Ali, .judge, words cannot tell ii all
s - how (Sod in that moment of agony
touched my sinful soul! Now I knelt
I- by my dying child and poured out
1 m\ heart lull ol guilt and sin, and
'. | asked (iod to take what manhood
i. j was left and make me again worthy
s of .i inic woman's love: how on that
iV j bri?!ii summer morning we );iid our
e . darling in her little uravc ami cover?
ed it with the flowers >he loved best; ^
i- how our home seemed empty and sill
cut when we returned without little .|
Nell: how we missed her sweet son us .
'? ami childish prattle, and, as the <r'
lj mouths passed, went often to her lil.vj
1-rave to weep and piay: how
ti j henealli this stroke of sorrow I re!
".lined my lost manhood, and with s;
' | '' honor and the coulid< uce of mv
i< I riemls; how the bloom came back
? | to Mary's cheek, and mice more the
. i ... _ 11
?.) spirit ol true love ruled our hearts
I a ml home! ' '
. I _ se<
"I.ut here, judue. the sunshine tlii
j ends. I he rest is black as sin. You
* Ml unmoved! I here is no pity in |
'[your breast; your heart is stone! Hut t(
j vou shall hear it all. ,
"One night, in our city. a great
j baui|iiel was given in honor of mv
' college class. We were at this ban?
<|uct. Mary and I. W ine was served. ,.
j We both declined. Hut as 1 did so j>('|
' the odor of the brimming fluid jjs
^ aroused my old craving for the curs- |(>
1 ed drink. The tempter held the 0(|
glass before my eyes, entreating me
| to be sociable. 1 reached for it. Marv
'M screamed and sprang to save me
ruin: but it was too late. I
' j ^Hatched it Irom the tempter's hand
I and drained its dregs of death. You
. were the templer! Do you remember,
judge? Ah, well you may draw back, tln
^ '>,,r lro:n thai hour until the hour
that sealed the crime for which I (hi
staml condemned the demon of your an
^ bloody cup has stained my soul. [ 0;,
j "iitst die for a crime which you tir
\oursell have caused; so stands your
verdict. ' ,
"Now h>ad me to my cell, or, heller
l?> death! ItuI beware false |y
^ .judge! | shall meet yon at the bar in:
of (hid. There, before the Judge of
all men. we shall learn who, in the hi<
light of eternal justice, shall prove to
guilty of this crime." be
J Albert Albertson,
Dickinson College, Carlisle, I'a
I i Some Scottish Jokes. as
I ^ minister reproached his congre- oil
* j gal ion for falling asleep, and em- pli
I pha>ized his rebuke by calling alien- m<
''l;" 'li'iuny. "the
| natural, always remained awake
t hrouglioul I he sermon.
An 1 had na been an idiot, I I dii
i wml hac been asleep lae," was Jim-I wi
my - unexpected comment. j of
I Wilson, the poet, better known as
i "Christopher North." is the author
' i ?f ?'??>; "I* tho wittiest things now
* i eiii rent in Scotland, and niiinv things'no
' j "I'"' ,1"1 s-'<y ;ire attributed to him. ' as
1 morning after a "gran nicht."|al)
i with a group of his cronies and an i lb
- j abundance of "whusky" and w"|, he
"'j.awoke with a throat like a lime kiln I
u i ami called out for I lie landlady of the
little iIII) oil I lie shore of l.ocli I.e-I f >
'' i tnond, where he was spending his er
' i holiday : ril
''J "He! lie. guid dame. I'm unco dev. cr
<1 | Ketch in t lie loch.''
^ A Dundee minister was caught in'
a shower Sunday morning ami con-j
' I j suited with an unsympathetic sexton ' <"i
' 'las to whether he'd belter no; ?l??!ay | ' :
? the service a little while until lie got D<
I( Just get up and begin preaching i
and you'll soon be dry enough." was
I' the unkind reply.
An enterprising commercial trav- ni<
1- eler al tempted to bribe a country be
!' merchant in Scotland with a box of! he
t- cigars. |'I'I
! ''Na, na, said the merchant,! o'
j shaking bis bead gravely. "I cantia j vi
la'em: I naer dae business |ha wav," , I'd
Nonsense," said the drummer, <d
j but it you have any consciculious j hi
le | scruples you may pay me a shilling!
j for the box. " if.
s-| "Well, well, ' said the honest
opkeepcr, "I'll take two boxes.
"If you feel inclined to sleep
ureh, take a pinch of snuff," s;
u minister to a member of liis c(
'"Wild it not be better to put t
ulT into t he sermon ?' *
There's an abiding prejudice
otland against "paper meonisler
those who read their sermons fr<
i;iu<? i i)<t. and a ?*? ?* once su
I i p i!>- on.iection*< t i ; eerl:
"in< !i as follow-;; First, ii was re;
oud it was no weel read: at
ird. it w;is no worth reading."
A visitor at an insane asylum a?
if the clock was right.
"If it war, dae you think it w
here?" retorted a patient.
The Powder Test.
One day, after listening to a stn
rtitcularly offensive with aire, I,
In McConncll, the (ieorcria evan;
t, told this: An old darky went
a store down in Cieorgia and a?
"Say, boss, you got any gunpo
" Ves, we have gunpowder."
" Lemme see some of that the
The dealer showed liiin some.
"Pore a little of that powdali
The old darky took the powder nc
p light, an liis forefinger arou
<1 arou in it, looked at it eri
ll.v, and then smelled it two or tin
"And von sav this heah is po
"Ves," answered the dealer shai
; "that is powder. What is t
itter with it ?"
" Dunlin, boss"?the darkey sho
5 head doubtfully?"but hit sine
me like hit's been done shot
T. J. Langford is hereby annoutif
a candidate for reelection to t
ice of Mayor of Newberry and
lodged to abide the rules of the 1
For Alderman Ward 3.
I hereby announce myself as a c;
1.11e fi>r alderman in ward .'5 a
II abide the rules and rcgulalit
the .Democratic primary.
E. ii. Leslie
S. K. Hon l< n i till I is hereby i
iinced as a candidate for reelecti
alderman from ward and w
iide the rules and regulations
e Democratie party.
For Alderman Ward 4.
John A. Si-nil is hereby anuoinn
r reelection as a candidate for a
man < !' ward I and will abide I
les and regulations of the Den
a t ie party.
For Alderman Ward 5.
I hereby announce myself as :i e:
dale lor reelection for alderman
ml i and will abide the rules of I
nuocrat ie primary.
Gregg C. Evans
An adjourned meeting of the I
ocratic party of the Town of N<
Try, S. ('., is hereby called to
Id in the Council Chamber
lursdav. November oth, 1008, at
clock p. m.. for the purpose of p
dim* for the nomination of ollic
t the ensuing year and for si
her business as may properly
ought before it.
O. M. Mayer,
11. Hunt, Chariman
i i Miav, .NDvi'imn'r o, isms. 1
v does better work and our j
are below competition. 1
ou buy get a SYRACUSE.
nnier Brothers Co. |
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3 STATE FAIR, I
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7 COLUMBIA, S. C.
C. N. & L. }
NOVEMBER 9 - 14
;1<- Tickets on sale November 7th to 13th and for trains scheduled to arrive
j Columbia before noon November 14, 1908, good returning until No"Ivember
16th, inclusive. Returning trains will leave Columbia 11:15
a. 111. and 5:20 p. 111. ::::::: : : :
nil ' ? ? ???
j Races, Baseball, Football, Parades, Bands,
!Get your tickets via C. N. & L., which includes
.0l; admission to the Fair Grounds.
SCHEDULE OF SPECIALS:
J* Leave No. 15 No. 53 Fare Leave No. 15 No. 53 Fare
Including one Including one
Admission to Fair Admission to I'air
ok i Laurens . .7:10 a. 111. 2:12 p. 111. ? $3.05 Prosperity . . 9:07 a. 111. 3:34 p. 111.?$185
,11^ I Clinton .. 7:45 " 2:32 " ? 2.75 Lt Mountain 9:33 " 3:49 " ? 1.65.
* Goldville 8:02 " 2:44 " ? 2.55 Chapin . . 9:46 " 4:01 " ? 150
! Kinards . 8:10 " 2:53 " ? 2.45 Hilton . . . 9:54 " 4:07 " ? 1.40
I Gary.. . . 8:17 " 2:69 " ? 2--1c' White Rock . 9:58 " 4:11 " ? 1 35
j Talapa . . 8:24 " 3:04 " ?- 2 30 Iiallentine . . 10:06 " 4:17 " ? 1.25
j Newberry 8:47 " 3;2? " ~ 2 ?5 Irmo . . . . 10:18 " 4:27 " ? 1.10
; Arrive in Columbia 10:50 a. 111. and 4:55 p 111.
'fd j Returning trains leave Columbia 11:15 a. 111. and 5:20 p. 111.
For infc;r.:ation, call 011 any Agent or write
\V. J. CRAIG, 1'. T. M., J. I;. LIVINGSTON, S. A.,
,n"! Wilmington, X. C. Columbia, S. C.
i Excursion Rates
To Charleston, S. C., and Return
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1 SOUTHERN RAILWAY. i
,n" I Account Charleston Gala Week Festivities the Southern
he Railway announces very low round trip rates from all points
In South Carolina and Charlotte and Asheville, N. C., Augusta
and Savannah, Ca? and intermediate stations to Charleston,
S. C. Tickets to be sold November 13th to 20th, limited for
return until November 23d, 1908.
The rate for children between five and twelve years of age
?I!; will be one half tare.
r"-j For rates, detailed information, etc., apply to Southern Rail
j way ticket agents or address
J. L. MEEK, J. G, Lb-K,
Asst Gen, Pass Agt , Div. Pass Agt.,
Atlanta, Gn Charleston, S, C.