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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
S-rrv., S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, November 5, 1909.
WHERE IS SOUTH CAROLINA?
In the latL meeting of the South
ern Appalaghian Good Roads associa
tion at Asheville, N. C., the follow
Jng statisties as to the growth of the
good roads movement were quoted by
the managing director of the South
ern Commercial Congress:
"The form of good roads enthus
iasm which expresses itself in bond
issues is unmistakable. The total
bond issues voted on or discussed
prior to voting and still remaining
undefeated, from March to Septem
ber, in!elusive, is $17,956,000. The
voting of bonds shows that the pub
lie mind now recognizes the perman
ency of a good road, and therefore
posterity's interest in it. The votes
by States give interesting light on
the whole matter: Texas, $5,000,000;
Tennessee, $3,022,000; Georgia, $2,
;10,000; Oklahoma, $1,750,000;
North Carolina, $1,640,000-; Florida,
$1,600,000; Virgiaia, $1,196,000; Al
abama, $850,000;' Mississippi, $310,
000; Louisiana, $298,000; West Vir
ginia, $180,000; total, $17,956,000."
in -nearly all material progress,
the strength of sentiment may be
measured by the actual output of
money. Where is South Carolina in
the foregoing list7-Southern Chris
South Carolina, -at least ' in this
neck of the woods, is not in favor
of putting any money in permanent
-work on the public roads. We are.
not yet ready to make this forward
movement. We are still talking, but
when it comes to putting up the
money we lose the power of speech,
or if it is retained we talk about the
great injustice of leaving a debt to
our children just as if we expected
our children to remain as big fools
as we are.- Of course there is noth
ing for which our children would be
s'o thankful and there.is no heritatge
of Which they would be prouder than
a few bonds to be paid it. we would
leave along with the bonds a system
afgood permanent roads. But our
peple are not ready. That is what
we heir when any improvement is
eentioned. So we will have to keep
on traveling the paths marked out
by our uncivilized aborignees.
The juiry who tried Bingham and
Avant for murder did their duty, but
Judge Watts did not do his. The
judges need censure as much or more
than the juries. In this case tVhe
jury found the men guilty of man
slaughter without- any recommenda
tion, and the judge had the power
to impose a sentenecekof from t'tva to
30 years. He gave the men three
years* and a half each, and by
hiis action the practically said to the
jury that they found a wrong ver
diet. We are surprised at Judge;
Watts, for heretofore, we had a
good opinion of his judgment. A
few months ago this newspaper crit
icised judges for being too leme~n-t
to criminals, .and we are more firmly
convinced than ever that we .need
new judges worse than new juries.
The law ought evidently be amend
ed so as to ame keditors eligible to
jury duty. It .is so~ easy to say what
the fellow who is on the job ought to
do. It is much easier than to do the
job yourself. But in this caseth
editor ought to be made a judge. It
seems to us that in this 'ease if the
judge erred at all it was not insetting
the verdict aside and ordering a new
trial. The men are tither innocent
or guilty of murder. We do not see
from t>e evidence how there can be
any middle ground. But then we were
not called upon to find a verdict cir
to pass sentence and not having
heard the evidence it is none of our
business to say what ought to have
*been done either .in the matter of the
verdiet or t-he sentence of the court.
And may be it is better for the cause
.of justice that it is not.
At last some enterprising person
or persons, has supplied a paper that
will fill a long felt want. "The
Southern School News' is the naame
oft a journal which we all can well
welcomIe into the educationlal system
of Santh (Carolina.
The object of this publication is to
futer edu.cation, and to bring the
different edueational forces together,
and to establish that harmony and
unity of purpose between them which
is essential to success. The especial
aim will be to aid the public school
svt-ems of South Carolina and the
This is enough said and it will be
impossible for such a publication to
fall short %f favor, and it would
seem to stand on its own merits.
There is a large unworked field
to be covered by this sort of litera
ture and everyone must, in time, re
alize the valuable assistanee to be
gained by such a publication.
We see that Mr. Lyon has indicted
Mr. Wylie and Mr. Samuels and the
grand jury of Chester county has re
turned true bills. We thought it was
stated as the price for the testimony
of Mr. Wylie and Mr. Samuels that
they were not to be prosecuted.
The game warden desires it under
stood that the game law does not
permit the shooting of irds until
the 15th of this month and he hopes
that no one will violate the law as
he will be forced to prosecute all
I am a candidate for reelection to
the office of Mayor, subject to the
Democratic primary. I Ihave tried to
enforce the laws of the town without
stand as my pledge for the future.
J. J. Langford.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Mayor for the
year 1910, subject to the rules of the
Cle L. Blease.
For Alderman Ward One:
P. F. Baxter is hereby announced
for reelection as alderman from
Ward one and will abide the rules
of the Democratic party.
For Alderman Ward Two:,
J. R. Green is announced for al
hlerman for Ward. 2, and will abide
rules of Democratic party.
The friends of R. B. Lominaek -an
nounce him for alderman from
Ward two - and pledge him to abide
the rules of the Democratic party.
For Alderman Ward Three.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for.-election as Alderman from
Ward 3, and if elected will endeavor
togivemybest service to the interests,
not only of the Ward, but of the en
C. H. Cannon.
For Alderman Ward Four:
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for re-eleetlion as Alderman
from Ward 4 of the town of Newhber
ry, subject to the Democratic pri
mary. I desire to thank the voters
of my ward for their geenrous supporlt
at the last election, and pledgemy
self, if re-elected, to use my utmost
efforts for the advancement of the
town and for the interests of my
Geo. W. Summer.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Alderman from Ward four
(4) subject to the Democratic pri
E. L. Rodlesperger.
For Alderman Ward Five:
Gregg C. Evans is hereby nomina
ted for 're-eleetion as alderman from
Ward 5, and if elected, will give the
interests of the city his best efforts.
T. F. Turner is hereby announced
as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 5, subject to the rules of the
Trustees Graded School.
The friends, of W. S. Langford,
nominate him as a candidate for
trustee of the Graded School from
Ward 4. and pledge him to abide the
rules of the party.
John H. Wicker is hereby an
nounced for reelection as trustee of
the Graded School from Ward 4 and
will abide rules of the party.
J. Marion Davis is hereby an
~nouced as a candidate for re-elec
tion as a menmber of the Board of
Trustees of the Newhberry Graded
Shools, fromj Ward 5.
NOTICE or PRIMARY ELECTION4
Notice is hereby given that a Dem-.
oeratie Primar.y Election will be held
in Tuesday, November 23rd. 1909,
in the Town of Newberry. S. C.. for
meur nd A ldermen to serve for
meW0 year, an Trustees of thle Gradel
'schools~ for WaTrd 4 and Ward 5 to
,.rv for two r. Said Primarv
Newberry is ii
With a population of oa
Artesian Water, a Grac
students, four banks w
spindles, consuming 2(
ton seed oil mills and i
Southern Power Comp
all property and the d
buy property in Newbe
property, formerly kno
ing MaIn Street. The I
whereyou can buy alIc
T E RMS: e
made to negroes, and a
selling, leasing or renti
Election to be .according to the rules
and regulations of the Democratic
Party of the Town of Newberry, S.
C.; the polls to be opened at 8
o 'clock a. in., and to be closed at 4
o 'clock p. mn.
There will be a separate voting
precinct in each Ward as follows:
Ward 1--Council Chamnber.
Ward 2-New 'Court House.
IWard 3-Vacant s'tore in Hexald
& News building on Friend Street.
Ward 4-J. W. White 's store on
Ward 5-At corner of Drayton and
The foliowing have been appointed
as Managers of said election:
WThrd 1-M. M. Satterwhite. F. M.
Lint'1w. and S. S. Ctunningham.
Ward 2-A. C. Welch, Roscoe
Wilson and B.. B. Hiller.
Ward 3--Alex. Singleton, Warren
Jones and Duane Darby.
Ward 4-Jas. L. Aull, Jas. R. Da
vidson and C. M. pouknight.,
Ward 5-W. D. Berry, J. W.
Werts and A. Story.
The attention of all candidates is
called to the following section of
Rule 3: "The candidates receiving
the majority of all votes cast for the
said offices of Mayor. Aldermen and
Tust ees of the G4radedl Schools, re
-Jee: vely, at saidl electiou .shall .he
crate )rni r oaid town: po
hai onl or bef'tore 12 u';-luck fl0on '01
encing at 11:(
:eeping pace with
i is not a vacant ]
rer 7,000; Electric Lights,
led School System, one of th
ith nearly one million dollk
),OOO bales of cotton, with a
:wo systems of railroads-th
any will soon be in Newberr
evelopment of rnany manu
rry. Newberry stands tod;
wn as the Jones' property, ih
murchaser of 1ots will havei
t on reasonable terms for a
ne third cash, balance in ta
cent. from day of sale. purc
i clause will be inserte~d in
ng the property to negroes.
S*orn ing, No~
eandidates shall have left *a written I
statement with the chairman of the
executive committee that he is a can
didate, and that he will abide the re
sutof suc0h election No vote shall
Ibe .counted for any candidate who
has not so pledged himself.''
The attention of voters is especial
Ily eglied to the following section of
Rule 2: "All Democrats, who shall
have duly registered for thie munici
Ipal election of 1909, and prior to
November 19, 1909, shall be allowed
to vote. ***The secretary of the ex
ecutive committee shall on the 19th
day of November, 1909, secure a cer
t~ified copy of the registered voters
*by wards from the .supervisor of reg
istration, and shall furnish a copy for -
each ward to the mlanagers of the
election, which shall be the pollblist,
the use of the executive committee.''
If no candidate either for the of
iee for Mayor or for Alderman or
Ifor Trustee of the Graded Schools in
a Ward shall have received a ma-:
jority of votes at su;eh election, a . primai
second election for the nomination of and T
Mayor or for Aldermen or for Trus-- then
tee of the Graded Schools, as the case on Tu
ma be, shall be held on Friday, No- The
\ ember 26thi, uinder these rules: at lows:
wh ich seond election. only the two' M\ay
e'e tie offices. 5hal b11e vo t e1 forI: N
here should be a tie at the second 5Ces1me
house in the cil
e best colleges in the So
irs on deposit, two cc
r annual pay-roll of $25
e Southern and 'Atlantil
y. This means a consid
y the equal of .ny SQL
i situated in the easter
the benefits of all these
home or as an investme
nio annual installments,
haser to pay for paper
each deed prohibiting ti
We have added a line<
Silver Plated Knives ai
and Table Spoons, Suga
Knives, Etc., at 10 cents
Have also just receive<
Syrup Pitchers; Nut I
Trays, Mugs, Tea Pots
-y for Mayor and Aldermenf his ple<
rustees of the Graded Schools, Mans
Sthird primary shall be held ets and
esday, November 30th, 1909. the Se<
eandidates are assessed as fol- afterno
or, $10.00.'; y
rman. $3.00. mittee.
tee of~ Graded Schoold. .$3.00. (Sigi
ped(ge will be acceptedl from
m i(lat inles the proper as- (Sigi
s, Sewerage, Fine
uth with over 200
tton mills, 60,000
0,000.00, two cot
:Coast Line. The
rable advance iri
Now is the time to
thern town. This
n part of town.fac
wIth interest at 7
s. No sale will be
le purchaser from
f Win. Rcgers'
d Forks, Tea
r Shelis, Butter
i a fine line of
gers will call for boxes,, tiek
instructons at the office of
retary on Law Range on the
on preceeding each election
3 p. m. and 6 p. m.
rder of the Executive Comn
ed) 0. B. Mayer.
led) Harry W. Dominick.