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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
fEntered at the Postoffice at New
;ry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday. February 2, 1909.
We admit to a pretty close reading
of the Daily Mail but we failed to
see its argument for the railroads to
require the holder of a mileage book
to secure a ticket. There is no good
argument in favor of it.
The legislature will not be able to
Zo much business until after these
elections are disposed of.-Spartan
At the present rate of progress the
legislature then will not do much busi
ness for some time to come.
How do the candidates for associ
ate justice stand on the lien law and
compulsory education ?-Anderson
Why not enquire how they stand
on the liquor question?
We cannot understand why some
member of the South Carolina legisla
ture has not introduced a bill against
long hat pins.-Anderson Mail.
It ihad not occprred to them, like
ly. No doubt, now that the suggestion
is made it will be done.
New offices and departments of the
State government have so multiplied
that more buildings are absolutely
THE GOOD ROADS SENTIMENT.
The Anderson Mail is talking about
good roads seemingly forgetting the
political fate of Senator Murray in
consequence of his having made a
wonderful improvement of the roads
in Anderson county. While the good
work which Mr. Murray did is a
standing monument to him and to -his
public spirit, yet the good roads were
the cause of his political downfall. He
was so far a head of the people that
they turned on 'him because of his
best service to them and to his coun
ty.-Abbeville Press and -Banner.
All this is true. Mr. Murray made
hiimself very unpopular for a while
because of a good roads measure that
he put through the legislature and
yet to day the memory of Edwards
Murray is honored as highly as that
of any man~ that ever lived in Ander
son county. And during 'his life time
Mr. Murray never worried. He knew
that he had done something for ,the
people of his county, and that they
would come to apppreciate it.
Times change, and people change
with them. The good roads sentiment
is stronger in this county now .than it
was years ago, and it is getting
stronger. It is not as strong now as
it is going to be.
Some of the small calibre fellows
who are still opposing it are going to
wake up some fine morning and find
that they 'have been left behind in fLe
march of progress. They will find
that t.heir argument against "increas
ing taxes''-an argument that finds
favor only among people who pay the
least taxes-will no longer be effee
tive. And then we will go forward.
The good roads sentiment is gro~w
ing. Not only in Anderson but all
.over the State. It is a fact, ,though,
that those who lead in these advane'
movements never get the credit
for the work they do and those who
come in when the work is done get
w'hat is to be .had, but that should not
and will not detetr any one who is
sincere and honest in his efforts for
the best interests of his people from
going ahead with the work. We are
opposed to useless and unnecessary
expenditure of the people 's money but
money spent in building roads is dif
f,erent. It is an investment which will
pay larger dividends than any othe'
investment of tax money the peopile
It is true, also, those who pay the
least and who will get the greatest
benefit from improved highways :1re
the ones who generally oppose the tax
for this purpose.
The sentiment in favor of perma
nent work is growing. To spend
money in any other work is a waste.
A property tax is the way to raise the
money. An annual tax would be bur
densome if a sufficient levy.was made
-to raise money to accomplish any re
sults. The ?>nly other plan is a bond
issue and an annual tax to pay the
in,tarest and raise a sinking fund to
pay the bonds at maturity. In this
wvay we will get the roads and by
-arrying the tax over several years
will make the burden light.
Several counties in North Carolina
ha\-e issued bonds and are building
The? bill agreed upon by the %-od
Roads League of Newberry and the
chamber of commerce to be submit
ted+t our deation, if passed, and
approved by the peopie. will give is
at least 200 miles of permanent roads
in Newberry county and this will put
a good road very near to every citi7
en of the county. The bill which was
approved is printed in this i-re of
The Herald and News and will be sub
mitted to the members this week.
The passage of the proposed bill
will put the question square up to the
people. [f they really want roads
they must pay for them.
HELP YOUR TOWN.
A town whose citizens have no
p1lici spirit is on the way to the
"'The citizen who will do nothing to
h-elp 'his town is helping to dig its
"The citizen who growls about his
town being 'The worst ever,' is as
sistingr in its burial.
"The business man w-ho will not
advertise is driving the hearse.
"The citizen who is a chronic
grumbler and always pulliog back in
every public enterprise is throwing
bouquets on the grave.
"The citizen who 'knocks' and
howls 'hard times' preaches the fun
These are very true statements. We
wonder if Newberry has any citizen
who comes under any one of the above
descriptions. If so he is trying to
act in one or the othpr capacities at
the obsequies of the t%vn.
If the town is good enough for you
to live in and make money in you
should have a good word for it on
every occasion and lend your efforts
to those who are trying to make it
better and more desirable to live in
and make money in. You should de
sire to see every one succeed and you
ghould help him along. His success
will make yours easier.
If you cannot do this then you
should pack your grip and move on.
"I admire the man who is always bal
Who is smiling through this galways
Not the cheap, shoddy grin of the fel
low who's all in,
But the smile of those who win in the
There's too-much of vain repining ia
And I weary oi the w-hining, grunt
And I love the eheery chap who en
counters any hap
With the smiles that overlap-who
And I don't believe your growling,
or your yelps,
Or your kicking or your howling ever
For the thoroughbreds are still when
the fight is going ill,
And the howls that split the air come
from the whelps."
The income ,tax law should be re
pealed or enforced. The law provides
for a graduated tax on incomes above
$2500 a year. The law has been on
the books for ten years and the total
tax paid during that time is $49,
929.10. Last year the amount collect
ed was $8,554.88. Nothing was cob
lected in tahe counties of Bamberg,.
Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, C'is
terfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darling
ton, Dorchester, Florence, Greenwood,
Hampton, Horry, Laurens, Lee, Piek
ens, Saluda, Williamsburg, during
1908, which means that no citizen of
any of these counties had an income
during last year in excess of $2.500.
The following counties show a tax
collected from ,this source: Abbeville,
$47.00; Aiken, $116.45; Anderson,
$10.20; Charleston, $3,577.40; Chero
kee, $101.18; Edgefield, $217.55;
Fairfield, $41.06; Georgetown, .$286i.
03; Greenville, $21.05; Kershaw,
$114.85; Lancaster, $382.7-, Lexing
ton, $57.50; Marion, $36.25, Marlboro,
$35.00; Newberry, $205.9'..; Oeonee,
$11.50; Orangeburg, $121.3-, Rieh
land $1,191.49; Spartanburg, $1,
401.04; Sumter, $323.93: Union,
$325.0 ; York, $211.20.
Just think of the rich com.tiEs of
IGreenville and Anderson having so
few persons whose incomes exceed $2,
500.00. And Greenwood havi'-z not
one. Better rep)eal the law.
Maybe some of the members of the
'legislature fear that if they pass a
prohibition bill at this session of the
legislature the people will have for
gotten the part they played in it by
the time the next election comes
It does look some times like there
pr proh ibitionists who are spech only
for political purposes but then we
*should not question taheir motives and
should remember that an honest man
may change his opinion and still be
ON THE CASH BASIS.
We sup)pose it will not be wrong
for us to say a word to the rural car
riers. If you shiould find a few copies
of The Herald and News missing from
your package this morning and any of
t'hose who have been getting the pa
per shol ask younnoa it say the
Crowds lined our couni
We have NO 01
40 in. White
Beautiful sheer quality, the I
special sale price 9c. yd.
Great Sale Remi
300 Waist Patterns, consi
fancy stripes and checks, whic
75c. a pattern, all piled on cer
Remnants of I
We have 100 pieces of Tabl
yards long which we offer at 1<
goods come in bleached, unbl
34 Inch Lino
25 pieces 34 inch Linonette
regular 15c. kind, sale price or
Hunt the bargain te
N EW C
fault is not yours, but the matter
ould be easily remidied by buying a
money order from you made payable
o The Herald and News. We have
given two months notice and we hope
those who have given no heed will ap
preciate the situation and come for
If in making up and revising our
mailing list we have made any mis
take we will gladly make the corree
tin. It is our purpose to make every
ubscription expire on the first of the
month. The date on the label oppos
ite your name s'hows the date to which
you have paid. If not renewed by the
15th of the same month the name will
be taken'from ,the list. When we ran
the credit system we- credited every
body. Now that we have adopted the
cash system we mean to enforce it
and no paper will go from this office
when the label shows it is 15 or more
rdays in arrears. We will allow 15
days after expiration to pay. The
maing list will be co.rrected once a
week, on Saturday.
The Charleston Post wants Gov.
Ansel -to say whether or not -he would
veto a State-wide prohibition measure
i it were passed by the legislature.
The governor does not answer and in
this he is rig'ht. It is not fair to ask
him any such question. It is plenty
time for him to consider the question
after it is up to him.
Eugene WValt.er, the yno-tig play
wright discdusse.: in his Ans~onia
apirtment the failure of "Paid in
Full'' in London.
" The London er&,' said Mr.
Walter, "praised my drama without a
dissenting voice. From Mr. Walkley,
of the Times down they deluged mra
with praise. But the public would
not come to the Aldwyeh theatre. The
public was unflattering as the Afri
'A French sentinel in Algeria, you
know.' Mr. Walter explained. "had
for coonel a very tall, lanky, round
"This round should.ered colonel oneC
nig~ht was making a quiet inspection.
Passing the sentinel, ha found, to his
rage and indignation, that -he was not
ers the past week. Pih
Muslin Underwear. J1
.D JUNK. NOTHING
EN THE CITY BELL
Lawn 9c Yd.
Jnd that usually sells for 15c.,
iants this Week.
sting of Madras, Dimity and
t we offer at 29, 33, 49, 69 and
ter tables and markec in plain
Damask 2, 2 1-2, 3, and 3 1-2
ss than factory cost. These
ached and full bleached double
nette 10c. Yd.
for earl:'r spring dresses, the
y 10c. yard.
bes of White Goods, E
QODS ARE ROLLING
man and roared:
'''You didn't challenge me?''
''"'No, sir,' faltered th-e sentinel,
'''Well. why didn't you?' the col
'' 'Excuse me, sir,' said -the sentin
!el, 'but I thought-I beg your pardon,
sir-I thought you was a camel.' ''
Three Dreams of Love.
I dreamed a dream in,. ehildhood,
A dream of stars and flowers,
Of dainty fairies dancing
In dewy woodland bowers,
And, walking th-ere among them,
A prince, in gold and green,
Who crowned me with sweet blossoms
Anw chose me for his queen.
I dreamed a dream in girlhood,
A dream of fair romance,
Of castle courts resounding
To .elash of spear and lance,
And, all in shining armor
With waving plumes .above,
A knight knelt then before me
And chose me for his love.
I dreamed a dream last night, dear,
Of a low, fire-lit room,
With crimson cn-.tains hiding
The winter snows and gloom,
And in the warmth and brightness
You came to me alone
And told me that you loved me.
And claimed me for your own.
-Grace E. Craig, in the February
New Idea Woman 's Magazine.
1400 Bushels Pure Toole Cotton Seed
Bought direct of W. WV. Toole, last
spring, and handled with SPECIAL
CARE since. Price, 75c. per bushel.
Also a limited number bushels of
Brooks' Favorite, Blazier 's Defiance;
Cleveland Big Boll. and Alexander's
Monev Maker, all at 90 cents per
bushel. Plant go~(d 5eed and be een
vined. My er8p yieldedl t his year 66
bales on 6:3 ars (on what I confsider
very ordi nary land.
Apply to- J. L. Mayer,
Route 2. Newberry. S. C.
3s of dainty Wh' odri
ist like haniing out t0
3UT GOOD HONEST I
STRIKES NINE O'CLO
We are showing all the new
fancies, regular 20c quality, sal
Match 'Em if N
27 inch River Side Plaids, w1
Celebrated Sea Island. wortly
All standard Calicoes, reds,
prints 4 1-2c yd
A. C. A. Feather Bed Ticking
Good heavy Apron Ginghams
Hill's or Androscoggin Bleacl
All standard 36 in Percales,
All standard new spring A.
12 1-2c., here at 9c. yard.
100 Hanover Quilts Marseille
at only 89c. each.
100 Marseilles Quilts, worth
mbroideries, Linen and
IN on every Southboun
, Embroideries, Laces,
ie real coin.
at 12 I-2c. Yd.
patterns in both solids and
e price 12 1-2c. yd.
ou Can Boys.
?rth 8c., sale price 5 1-2c. yd.
8c, sle price 5c. yd
blues and American shirting
,, sale price I 1 c yd.
, sale price 5c. yd.
iing, sale price 8c. yd.
with new borders, sale price 9c.
C. A. Ginghams, instead of
s patterns, $1.25 Bed Spreads
$2.00, for this sale, special,