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L H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
lerry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, January 9, 1909.
NEW COUNTY ROAD BILL.
The Newberry delegation has intro
duced a bill, which, of course, will
pass as it pertains only to Newhberry
county, providing a more efficient
system of building bridges, improv
ing ferries, and working public roads
in this county.
The bill is printed in another col
umn of this issue of The Herald and
News. About all that is in this bill
is that it levies a one mill tax. The
other provisions of the bill are simply
advisory and deal largely with plati
tudes. In fact all of its provisions as
to working the roads when rid of the
advice and verbiage leave the matter
in the discretion of the supervisor
and county commisioners.
Reduced to its last analysis it only
adds to the original county tax one
mill to be used in the improvement of
highways and the building of brid
ges. For instance it says if hired
labor is employed it must be done at
such time as will be de least incon
venient to the farmers giving prefer
enee to the months of January and
February and the months of July and
August. Of course, in January and
February very little permanent road
work can be done on count of the
weather and the supervisor could do
this any way. The bill fixes six days
for road work or the commutation
tax of $2.00, and provides a penalty
for not performing this work.
The present law, as we understand
it, provides not less than six nor more
than twelve days or a commutation
tax of $2.00.
The supervisor and the county com
mnissioners are authorized to reach
reasonable agreements with the own
*er of lands ever any rural delivery
mail routes and to open roads formal
'ly or permanently as public highways.
The board has that authority now and
this -bill simply authorizes them to do
In section 5 the supervisor and the
commissioners are required to use The
chaingang in permanently improving
the publie highways and bridges at
such places and at certain seasons of
the year when the roads become to all
practicablepurpose almost impassable,
* having due~ regard to an equitable~ dis
tribution of that work in the several
This, of course, leaves it to the
discretion of the supervisor to deter
mine which are impassable, and what
would be an equitable distribution of
the general income.
Two propositions have been intro
duced into the legislature to refer .the
'whiskey question to the people at an
election to be held during the coming
sumer. One of these comes from a,
senator who is opposed to State-wide
prohibition and the other from a sena
tor who favors State-wide prohibition.
It may be a case of wanting to leave
the question open or it may be that
both sides do not care to share the re
sponsibility of passing a State-wide
law or refusing to pass it.
It seems to us that if the people of
the State who are really in favor of
prohibition and who desire to see the
temperance cause advanced would di
reet their energies to creating a sen.ti
ment in favor of prohibition in the
counties which now sell liquor that
more good could be accomplished than
*by attempting either through the leg
islature or by vote of the people to
force it upon the entire State.
It has only been about four years
since the local option law was pass;ed
and in that stim e18 eoanties have vot
ed for prohibition. If thE work along
eba hnes of .the local option law were
eA1r:d on it would not be long before
nav'y all of tl' countie in tie Stai.e
hxad i rohibition and securmg it m thi
way i: would be much yiie.- enfc.ic
ca. There would be a local public
:;n'iaent in favor of th~e law.
The Herald and News adopted the
cah ba on February 1. In order
to do so we had to take from our list
some of our most esteemed subscrib
ers who have paid -regularly, but who
neglected -to make any arrangements
to pay in advance. Some of these
,were not more than a month in ar
rears. A great many of them have
since come up and renewed and we
hope that all of them will do so.
We desire to say now what we have
already said that our subscriptions
are made to expire on the first of the
month. We will notify such from the
1st to the 10th and if renewal is not
made by the 15th, the names will be
taken off. Those whose subscriptions
expire on the first of February have
already been notified. We trust that
they will renew before the 15th.
The county government bill pro
posed by the Newberry delegation is a
very nice way of getting an addition
al levy for county purposes without
putting the increase in the supply
bill. And the money will be needed.
It authorizes the county to borrow
It is unfortunate that the matter of
assignment of offices to our county
officials should have to go into the
courts. We still hope that the whole
thing may be adjusted satisfactorily
to everybody connected with it.
We believe that if every official
would carefully consider the editorial
in the last issue of The Herald and
News and the suggestions therein con
tained as to the assignment of offices
and the reason for it and would act
upon 'those suggestions the matter
could easily be withdrawn from the
Sunday School Association.
The South Carolina Sunday School
association will be held in the city of
Orangeburg February 16-18. This is
a non-denominational association, and
it is expected that large crowds from
all over the State will attend.
As previously announced through
iThe Herald and News, a very attrae
tive program has been arranged and
great good will doubtless result from
this meeting. Each Sunday school in
the State is entitled to send one or
more delegates to this meeting.
The Bee Hive.
The Bee Hive will give the public
in the next few days a chance to buy
goods at exceedingly low prices as it
is their intention at present to close
out. Read ' their display ad in this
issue of The Herald and News. .They
will sell at less than manufacturers'
priee for 'a short while and what is
left on hand will be shipped to their
store in Anderson. .Call to see them.
Colored Teachers' Association.
The Colored Teachers' association
will meet in the Hoge school building
Saturday, Febrnary 13th at 11 o'clock
a. m. "English'' will be discussed
by Prof. B. Levister. "Hygiene in
our schools'' Rev. E. J. Greggs,
"Punctuality <of the teacher and pu
pil,'' Mr. B. W. Bradley. All teachers
are urged to be present.
A. J. Martin, Secretary.
Telephone Bxchange a.t Little Moun
The telephone exchange at Little
Mountain, S. C., hias .recently been
connected with the toll station of the
Southern Bell Telephone and Tele
graph company at that point.
This arrangement gives the -sub
scribers of this exchange the advan
tage of the extensive long distance
system of the Southern Bell Tele
phone company and adds to the value
and greatly increases the facilities of
the local service.
The exchange at Little Mountain is
an important one and the large num
ber of people who have interests in
Newberry and Prosperity u.ay now be
reached by business men and other
residents of these two cities.
Among the subseribers to the 'ex
change at Little Mou.ntain are the
following wvell konwn people:
J. B. Derrick, R. P. Huffman, J. K.
Derrick, S. E. Boland, Jas. E. Shealy,
A. H. Shealy, Dr. J. M. Sease, W. B.
Shealy, W. A. Counts, Little Moun
tain Oil Mill Co., Little Mountain
Drug Co., Farmers & Merchants bank,
C., N. & L. depot, Shealey Brothers,
Counts & Sheaty, J. H. Wise Co., Ja
ob A. Shealy, J. P. Derrick, J. P.
Shealy, D. I. Shealy, N. E. Shealy, G.
H. Shealy W. T. Shealy, J. H. Lind
ler, J. H. Cumulander, Joe A. Counts,
W. H. Epting, H. H. Counts, J. F.
Chapman, Jas. B. Addy, M. A. Haiti
wanger, J. B. Stuck, K. H. Stoude
mire, J. D. Jacobs, J. W. Metz, J. H.
Eargle, J. K. Summer, G. H. Koon,
Dr. H. G. Eleazer, R. Stoudemire, J.
C. Swygert, G. A. Swygert, H. B.
Lindler, A. E. Eargle, W. H. Suber,
A. W She, G. F. Shealv. P. B.
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Lever, W. N. Shealy, D. C. Boland,
L. A. Friek, A. L. Aull, J. A. Frick,
E. L. Sease, C. S. Ma,tthews, M. L.
Wheeler, J. W. Mayer, L. B. Frick,
C. F. Rauch, J. M. Bickley, Rev. E. J.
Sox, W. D. Cannon, C. F. Haltiwan
ger, W. L. Shealy, W. M. Shealy, C.
P. Cannon, W. E. Friek, D. W. Frick,
. A. Huffman, J. C. Epting, Jr., Geo.
A. Metz, C. E. Wheeler, E. C. Shealy,
W. C. Shealy, D. L. Metz, J. E. Montz,
. N. Feagle, Luther Shealy, M. G.
Much to See In Panama Outside the
'Panama, outside of the canal, is
an exceedingly interesting country,''
said Charles M. Brown, an employe of
the United States government at An
eon, to a Washington iPost reporter.
'Recently I spent several weeks in
the province of Chir,ique, populated
almost entirely by Indians. One of
the most interesting diversions of for
eigners who visit that province is the
digging up of Indian graves, which
are found in great niumbers in some
parts of the province. The richest
are found in Bugaba, about twenty
miles from David, the capital.
'In these graves can be found pie
es of clay pottery, some decorated
and some plain. Often clay forms
representing animals indigenous to
the country are found, such as tapirs,
panthers, rabbits, foxes, etc. But the
most valuable are gold images and
figures of men and women, eagles,
turtles, spiders, snakes, plates and
tubes made of pure gold. While in
Chiriqui I obtained a number of these
'huacitas,' as they are called. These
graves are usually found by prodding
the ground with the point of a ma
'About a foot under the surface
is a large .slab, under which are many
river stones, and some four feet far
ther down another slab. At the hread
and foot are .two '.pilones,' or upright
rectangular stones, and in the inter
vening space is pottery. The gold pie
es are usually found in the bottom
of the grave, placed as though ithey
had been held in the hands or laid on
ihe breast of a body. Sometimes they
tan Rocker for
one to a Customer.
Newberry, S. C.
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are discvered in a jar, and on sever
al oeessions I found them beneath the
"An Englishman in Boquete re
ently dug up a grave in which he
found more than $2,000 worth of pure
gold. T.he Indians look with dis
pleaGre on this desecration of the
remains of .their ancestors, and usual
ly decline to assist in the work, but I
secured the services of an old Indian
woman and six of her daughters in
the exeavation of a grave.
"Odd inscriptions are to be seen on
large rocks all over the province, and
the inscriptions, according to the In
dians, indicate the burying places of
their "caciques,' or chiefs. The In
dians claim that there are great de
posits of gold still to be found on the
slopes of the Volean, the only volcano
in Panama, whose crater rises 10,700
feet above the sea. Gold is also found
in the beds of the rivers that flow
down from t)his huge crater.''
Excursion Itates to Washington, D. C.,
The Seaboard Air Line announces
very low excursion rates from all sta
tions on their line to Washington, D.
C., and ~return account inauguration
of President-elect Taft.
These excursion stickets will be on
sale from February 28th to March
3rd inclusive; god to return leavings
Washington not later than March 8th.
The excursion rate from Columbia
will be $15.05 correspondingly low
rates from other stations.
A personally conducted trip at this
time is also being arranged covering
all expenses, including railroad fares,
sleeping car berths, meals enroute,
sight-seeeing automobile trips, seats
on the reviewing stand and hotel ac
cmmodations at Washington at an ex
tremely low rate; full information
can be secured by addressing Mr. J.
D. Hardin, P. 0. Box 77, Savannah,
Undoubtedly the inauguration cere
monies which are most spectacular
and brilliant, the popularity of Presi
dent-elect Taft throughout the South
and the attractiveness of a visit to
Washington at this season will offer
unusual inducements to large numbers
o attend, therefore secure sleeping
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GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
W. Connor, a graduate of the larg
est optical college in the world-the
Northern Illinois College of Chica
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ently in Newberry, gives both the
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In selling tools is an important
consideration to those mechanics
who require implements of high
grade and quality. It also re
quires a large and carefully se-.
lected stock, as something "Just
as Good" don't go with the man
who knows. When you want
tools of high merit, see us for
honest values and fair prices.
SUMMER BROTHERS CO.
400 Bushels Pure Toole Cotton Seed
Bought direct of W. W. Toole, last
spring, and handled with SPECIAL
CAR~E since. Price, 75c. per busheL.
Also a limited nunber bushels of
Brooks' Favorite, Blazier's Defiance,
Cleveland Big Boll, and Alexander's
Money Maker, all at 90 cents per
bushel. Plant good seed and be con
vinced. My crop yielded this year 66
bales on 63 acres, on what I consider
very ordinary land.
Apply to- J. L. Mayer,
Route 2. Newberry, S. C.