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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, December 25, 1908.
Referring to the unfortunate shoot
ing at Kinards between Mr. - Oxnet
and Mr. Boozer and the appearance of
Mr. Boozer in Newberry, the State of
"If the sheriff or other impertinent
minion of the law disturbed- the even
tenor of his way, our correspondent
neglected to mention the episode."'
The correspondent of the State was
not guilty of any negleet unless it
had been to say that no arrest had
been made, for so far as we have
heard "the sheriff or other impertin
ent minion of the law has not disturb
ed the even tenor of the way" of any
of these parties.
Referring to this matter calls to
mind another shooting up scrape,
which occurred in Newberry during
the carnival when there were some
four or five hundred people on the
grounds. The parties were arrested by
the police officers, and put under $20
bond each for appearance in thermay
or's court. If there has been. any
other action, or any action at all by
any of our other officials in regard to
the matter, we have not heard of it.
This Was really a much worse shoot
ing affair than the one at'Kinards,
because the .shooting up was in the
midst, you might say, of a very large
crowd of people, and it was almost
miraculous that no one was killed. A
stray bullet did strike an innocent
party in- the foot, but. fortunately no
serious damage resulted.
We suppose the officers have their
own good and satisfactory reasons for
lack of action in these cases.
The Herald and News has received
an invitation to the marriage of Mr.
S. E. Boney, the popular and accom
plished editor of the Laurens Adver
tiser to Miss Emily Bellinger, the
ward ot Mr. A. C. Shaffer and Mrs.
D. H. Terry, at their residence at Wal
terboro, S. C. The marriage will oc
cur on Tuesday, the fifty of January,
1909, at noon.
* We wish to extend to Mr. Boney
our sincerest congratulations, and we
ish forlhim and his fianemueh joy
-Mr. Boney has been ini newspaper
* e ircles for several years now, al
though still quite a young man, and
there is a brilliant future before him.
This will be the last issue of The
Herald and News for the year 1908.
The next paper will be printed on Fri-.
day, January 1, 1909. We miss one
issue in the year so that the help may
take a little rest. We wish every body
a ha.ppy Christmas and a prosperous
'Luthera.n Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, Pastor.)
At the services at the Church of
the Redeemer Sunday at 11 a. in., Dr.
Geo. B. Cromer will make an ad1drgss
.-on a very important s(teet, and all
the members of the congregation are
requested to be present. A cordial
invitation is extended the public.
Sunday school will meet at 3.45.
The class in the catechism will meet
Will Observe Holiday.
The post offiee will observe Sunday
hours on Christmas day. The city
carriers will make the morning deliv
The rural carriers will make their
rounds as usual.
Edgefield County Auditor Takes Is
sue With Wilson-Declares Report
Incorrect-Says He Stands Ready
to Prove That There are Mistakes
in the Statement by Wilson.
Edgefield. Dec. 22.-County Audi
tor J. B. Haltiwanger today gave out
the following statement:
"As it appears from the report of
Comptro!!er General A. W. Jones to
Gov. AnsAl, based upon a statement
mian to him by Eugene B. Wilson, his
ehief elerk, that the finanei-al affairs
of Edgefield county are in a 'deplor
-able condition,' and as Jones and Wft
son seem for some reason a little more
'than willing, even anxion's, to drag
the c"un'ty a,ditor into the muddle,
itisb . fai anil right that he
mais E :0 anhood and hlonor
riE or bot of them may at
tempt through their venoms to do him.
"T anve sucessively served as
ler (,enerals (f this State fromi Geii.
Ellerbe down to the present one. and
no word of complaint has ever come
to me from any one of them until this
fraudulent and scandalous report
comes out in the Sunday papers. Has
either one of them any motive in this?
If so, let him be honest enough to
tell the truth about it. I hope-they
have the capacity to do so. I am
sure that I have always been as cour- n
teous and kind to them as is becom- a
ing any gentleman. I have been
faithful and true in the discharge of 3
my duty, and the records, both in th&
comptroller general's office and in the
auditor's office here, will testify as to a
my efficiency and ability as well as to
accuracy. Nether Jones nor Wilson
can truthfully deny this statement.
During all these years of service I
have had no unpleasantness with any
one until after Wilson had been hre
about three weeks, accepting my hos
n I t
pitality and kindness, when he was
insulting to me in the auditor's office,
and I resented the insult in a much
gentler manner than he deserved. The s
next morning he left for Columbia
-and tried to create a disturbance be- c
tween me and the comptroller general,
.which at the time I thought was cow
ardly in him, to say the least. Hence, I
it must be for this that he, in a sneak
ing way, seeks to revenge himself by
making this infamous statement. 10
"After he had returned to Colum
bia, I earried to the comptroller gen
eral a sworn statement of settlement V
of taxes for the year 1907, and told
him in the presence of Mr. Wilson of
some of the errors that the latter had
made in his accounting here, and not
withstanding Mr. Jones says 'the re
port is correct in every particular,' 7 0
am here ready to prove to him or any
other that the report is not correct.
And when Mr. Wilson or any other
man says that the county auditor's
office shows carelessness, neglect, er
rors and ommissions, both in the du
plicates, abstracts and annual settle
me4ts, he says what is not true, and
he knows it to be untrle when he says
it. I fully realize that to speak thus c
of a superior official may seem harsh, 9
but facts are facts, and they can not
be erased; and it is well for. us to re
member that we are all men upon one
common plane, regardless of position;
besides, however lofty his position.
may be, it does not give to him the
right to rob me of my just due.
"Gen. Jones knows, or he should
know, that Wilson is not infallible,
for two years ago I was employed to
'heck Dorchester county after Wilson
had done it, and as our accounts fail
ed to balance one with the other, we
went to work to determine which was
correct, and Wilson admitted his er
ror. T'he work of both should be on
file in Columbia now.1
"It is also stated in the report to
Gov. Ansel that on account of under
redits, errors, omissions, etc., the au
ditor failed to charge $3,451.32. and
as I failed to charge it, I alsq fail to
see why I should, for with the charges
already made I find that my account
ing gives to the State $3.01 more than
that of Wilson's, and gives to the
schools about $18 niore, if Wilson
will give a credit of $225, which he
will be forced to give.
."Without going into further de
tails, I say that his work is wrong,
and a sober investigation will prove
that it is.
"Proof of the above statement can
be got from recoirds either in the
comptroller general's office or in the
auditor's office at Edgefield.
"To make the affairs of Edgefield
~conty appear still m~ore 'deplorable'
he goes out of his way to say that the
schools are run on credit, and that it
would take. $15,000 to put them on a
cash basis. The schools of this coun
ty have been run in no other way since
1876, and. it would take $20,000 to put
them on a cash basis. I wonder how
much money would be required to run!
the State of South Carolina on a cash
basis under piesent management. I
believe the expenses are paid on the
warrant of the comptrollar general.
Is it not 'deplorable' the State runs
on credit? And has South Carolina
[any floating and bonded debt? The
town of Edgefield has a bonded debt
of $23,000. The townships of Pick
ens. Wise, Pine Grove and Johnston,
in Edgefield county, ha.ve bonded
debts of about $80.000, and the county
has nothing but about $8,000 unpaid
acounts on the supervisor's books,
$17,000 on notes for current expen
ses, and about $13,000 on notes due
the State sinking fund provided for
by special acts of the general assem
bly. All these things are 'deplorable,'
and all the assets I possess are honor,
mnhood and a capacity for doing
-ood. efficient and intelligent work.
"J. B. Haltiwanger,
VILL DISCUSS SEMINOLE DEAL.
asurance Commissioners of the Car
olinas to Confer-Letter Received
from the Actuary on Whose
Report the Deal is Said
to Have Been
eiw; and Courier.
Columbia, December 21.-"Semi
ole" is still the topie of talk in fin
neial and official circles, and bits of
nformation and alleged informationl
re dished out every now and then.
Insurance Commissioner Young, of
Torth Carolina, has informed Insur
nee Commissioner MeMaster, of
outh Carolina, that he will be in Co
ambia tomorrow to talk over the
iatter of the deal with the Southern
ife Insurance Company, which is a
Iorth Carolina concern. Mr. Young
xpressed the opinion in a letter to
he South Carolina commissioner that
he Southern Life is probably not fin
ncially injured by the transaction,
ince it seems to have come into a
um of money through the deal, but
Le does not think it will help this
ompany to be mixed up in such mat
As to the actual value of the stoc
>urchased for $108 per $50 share
here is some additional information.
t was stated that this trade was made
n the report of Mr. H. W. Buttolph,
f Indianapolis, an independent ae
aary, that the book value of the stock
ras $150 per $100 share. This seems
o be erroneous, since Commissioner
TeMaster has received a letter from
r. Buttolph in reply to a letter from
he commissioner inquiring as to Mr.
luttolph's alleged report on the value
f the Southern Life stock, which re
ort *as made to representatives of
he ,Seminole Company. Mr. But
olph states that he did make such re
ort to Mr. W. A. Clark on what
purported to be a correct exhibit of
he financial standing of this com
any, and in which he drew certain
onclusions regarding the value of the
tock." Mr. Buttolph says that after
oing over carefully the papers, he
:ave it as his opinion that "the con
ition of the company was not a.
avorable as the financial statements
endered by Mr. Lacy would make it
Ippea." Mr. Buttolph continues:
'After stating very positively, that 1
Lid not believe the report showed the
rue condition of the campany, I said
hat if it did the book value of the
tock would seem to be about $117
>er $100 of par value, and if the con
litions were just as shown by Mr.
ack $150 per $100 would be not an
ireasonable price to be paid the
~ompany for such an additional is
ne as would give the control to the
rchaser.'' Mr. Buttolph declares
;hat he never said the book value of
;his stock was $150, or that its actual
alue was $150, except under condi
;ions which "I distinctly stated I had
every reason to believe did not exist."
Mr. Buttolph goes on to say that he
mly recently learned that the par
value of the stock is $50 per share,
mnd not $100, and he states very em
phatically, and repeats the assertion,
hat his report was based on a $100
per share par value.
According to the statements hereto
Eore made by the officials of the com
panies' involved, the Seminole comn
pany paid $216 per $100 share, o1
108 per $50 share, for this- stock,
and the Southern Life received $140
per $100 share, in round numbers.
I'he transaction was said to' be basea
n the report of Actuary Buttolph,
which Mr. Buttolph now declaree
justified a payment of $150 per $100
hare only for a controlling interest,
f the condition of the life insurance
3mpany was what it was represented
to be, whieh he did noi; believe to be
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Health will elect a health
fficer at a salary of $45 per month
and a secretary at a salary of .$10
per month, on Wednesday afternoon,
December 30, at 5 o'clock. Applica
tions will be received until noon of
J. K. Gilder,
W. H. Lorminiek- Chairman.
I will be in the auditor's officee each
Saturday in January, 1909, to pre
pare applications for pensions. Those
on the, roll do not have to apply again.
Call promptly and get your blanks.
W. G. Peterson,
Newerry, S. C., Dec. 18, 1908.
The he.st known remedy for burns.
-m. brui'j.ey or sores of any kind on
man or beast. For sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
SEMINOLE HEARING POST..uN
Judge Watts Grants Trustees and Of
ficers More Time-Counsel for
Management Claim that the
Company is not
NeV:.4 and Courier.
Cheraw. December 21.-The hearing
before Judge Watts on the applica
tion for receivers for the Seminole
Securities Company, which was set
for today. was postponed until next
Monday in order to allow the trus
tees and officers of the Seminole com
pany time to show that the corpora
tion is not defunct, and that the best
way to save the stockholders' money
is by allowing the company to work
out its own salvation. Judge Watts,
in utter fairness, wished to give the
trustees, Mr. W. A. Clark. Gen. Wilie
Jones and Mr. Thos. S. Bryan, ample
time to prepare their return and
make their showing.
Mr. J. S. Muller, of Abney & Mul
ler. and Francis H. Weston, of Wes
ton & Aycock, insisted that they have
not had time to prepare their returns
and that they thought on their show
ing that the court would let the stock
holders work out their own plans.
Gen. Bellinger, representing the Semi
nole, pleaded for time, and insisted
that he could not make up a return,
because of the lack of time to get
the records, and that he would show'
that the Seminole is solvent. The en
tire hearing today was brief. After
the request for postponement, Mr. F.
Barron Grier, of Greenwood, Col. P.
H. Nelson, Mr. Joe B. Lyles and Mr.
Huger Sinkler argued against any de
lay and wanted th!e court to take
clharge at once, and pqinted out the
They argued that the records should
be in this State, and it was in viola
tion of law that they were not. "If
it were a corporation honestly con
ducted.'" Mr. Grier said, "their re
cords would be here instead of in
Chattanooga." Mr. Grier explained
that it was desired that the court get
control of the funds iow being paid
in, and not, let them go to the South
ern Life, which, he argued, was "tar
red with the same stick as the Semi
nole.'" Mr. Grier said in reply to Mr.
Muller that ''alas, the trustees were
not stockholders and had nothing to:
save.'' Mr. Weston stated that Gen.
(Continued on page five.)
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given than the
town council of Newbei.ry, S. C., will
hld an election on Wednesday, Dle
czmber :30, 1908, at seveal 'clock p.
m. for the following crdie
Clerk and Treasurer at a salary of
$65.00 per month.
Chief of Police at a salary of $55.00
Five Policeman, each, at a salary
$45.00 per month.
One Street Overseer at a salary of
$45.00 per month.
Lamp Lighter and Janitor at a sal
ary of $25.00 per month.
Two Hose Wagon Drivers, each,
$20.00 per month.
The Clerk and Treasurer will be
required to give a bond for the faith
ful performance of his duties in the
sum of $5000.00, the Chief of Police
in the sum of $1000.00, and each Po
liceman in the sum of $500.00.
Applications must be in the hand
writing of the applicants, except that
of the Lamp Lighter and Janitor. and
Hose Wagon Drivers, and filed with
the Clerk and Treasurer by six o'clock
p. mn., December 30, 1908.
For any further information apply
to the Clerk and Treasurer.
J. J. Langford,
Eug. S. Werts, Mayor.
Clerk and Treasurer.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I, as
the qualified administretor of B. H.
Amick,, deceased, will make a final
settlement of the estate of said B. H.
Amick, deceased, in the Court of Pro
bate for Newberry county, on Wed
nesday, January 13th, 1909, and im
mediately thetwafter apply to the
said court for letters dismissory as
administrator of said deceased. All
persons holding claims against said
estate will present the same duly at
tested on or before that date, and all
persons indebted to said estate will
J. J. Amick,
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write at once for Catalogues, Prices b
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the undersigned. 54
-3 . C. Leitzsey.
oo late for Christ-'
iust go at a price.
[ck Rockers for $11.25
Rockers for $9.25
dirs for $8.75
Lrts and Carriages
RIFICE. See our
ds must go.
115 horse power International Gas
ne engine almost new.
1 12 horse power Steam engine, the
zer make on scidds.
1 Flouring Mill with all fixtures.
1 good brood family mare, 10 years
1, fold from Caughman Bros.
oded Kentueky horse.
Will sell any or 'all of the above
operty down at unheard of prices.
Call and see me at Little Mountain,
C.. A. N. B ala*nd.
NOTICE TO CREDITOBS.
All persons having celaims against
e Electric Laundry Company of
swberry will render in their claims
.or before the 18th day of January,
09, on whieh date, at 11 o'clock in
e forenoon, a reference will be hele
the offices of Blesse & Dominick
r the_ purpose of winding up the. af
irs of the said corporation.
Fred. H. Dominiek,
ir News and Courier and The
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Beginning with February 1, 1909
e combination price of The Gas
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unt of the holidays at very lo
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e December 18,19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 3
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