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E. :. AULL, EDITOR.
fntered.at the Postoffice at New
t-rrv. S. C.. as and class matter.
. Tuesday, December 21, 1909.
THE LIEN LAW IN SOUTH CAR
On January 1, 1910, the new lien
-,aw enacted by the general assembly
at its last sessiont -goes into effect.
There seems to be some misunder
standing or want of understanding
-as to how far the new law repeals
the old, or how far liens will lawful
-ly hold under the new law. It re
mains, of course, that the rent for
the land constitutes a lien. on the
erop grown upon it, and also that
-the advances made by a farmer to a
tenant for the crop grown upon his
land constitute a lien upon the crop
grown on. the land, but as to whether
such a lien is transferble is a point
on which there is much disagree
A firm of eminent attorneys,- who
for reasons of their own do not wish
their names to be known but whose
reputation is so well established that
its advice is unhesitatingly accept
ed, has given t'e following interpre
tation of the la:w on this point to an
"In our opinion the act of 1909
concerning the lien law only repeal
ed the right of an agriculturalist to
give a lien for advanees made by
person other than his landlord. We
think the landlord has the right to
make advances to his tenants and
that in addition to his rent lien, he
will have a lien for advances so
"We do not think the landlord
can enter into a contract with his
tenant to furnish him supplies, then
assign this lien to a merchant and
let this merohant furnish the sup
plies, for the aet distinctly gives the
lien for advanes to the land&ord
'for all advances made by the land
lord to sueh tenant during the year.'
"The aet of 1906, page'83, allows
the landlord to assign his lien for
rent due and his lien for advances
made, and gives the assignee right
to enforce the lien, but we do not
think this latter act was intended
for any 'more than to enable the as
signee to 'enforce, and under the law
as it now stands. To have a lien for
advances the landlord must make
the adyances himself to the tenant."
From this it will be seen that,
while the new law leaves the land
lord amp(e protection it leaves the
mere.hant none at all. -That this
will to a considerable degree modify
t'he old time teneiit farming system
seems certain, but whether for bet
ter or for worse remains to be seen.
This deals with a very imnportant
*matter. If the landlord can assign
his lien, for advances to the mer
chant and does so it still gives .him
a partial control of his own premises
and the people who work it. If; under
the law, he can not assign his lien it
may embarrass some landlords who
-are not able to furnish the advances
* We do .not pretend to interpret the
law but thought this opinion would
be of interest to some of our readers.
OUE DUTY TO VOTE.
The people of Newberry, and not.
only of Newberry but of the whole
State, are too caraless about voting
in our general eleetions. In the mu
uiicipal eleetion held in Newberry on
Tuesday there were only about 130
votes cast, as against more than 600
cast in the primary. In Ward three
there were only nine votes.
It is our duty as good citizens,
and it is our duty to the Democratic
party, to vote in the general elec
tions. Of course, in almost every
section of South Carolina the Dem
'oeratic nomination means eleet-ion.
But the nomination is not the elec
tion, and the on-ly way to protect the
nominaition is to vote in the elec
Take the vote in Ward three on
Tuesday, for instance. Suppose for
the sake of argument there had been
ten men- in that wand who wanted
to defeat the nomination in the pri
mary--ten Republicans with the
qualifications for voting, or ten Dem
ocrats who would have deserted
their party. It would have been an
easy matter to have put in ten votes
ia the last few minutes against t.he
Democratic niominee and to have de
feated the Democratic nomination in
that wand. Of oure no such thing r
was thought of, but the time may
come-not in a municipal election
especially, but in any kind of ee
tion-when such a thing might be
done. It is not impossible.
We are glad that not a nominee of
the party was scratched in the elec
tion on Tuesday, and of course in
Tuesday's election one vote for each
candidate would have been sufficient
to elect him. But it may not always
be so, and we are getting too care
less about these matters.
The Herald and News takes one hol
iday during the year; that is, we miss
one issue. In accordance with that
custom there will be no paper print
ed next Tuesday, December -28th. We
will print again, on Friday of this
week and Friday of next week, whicl:
will end the year.
The year will soon close. We hope
every one will be able to make a clean
balance sheet, not ,nly in business
matters but in their dealings with
their fellowmen. Time will move
on just the same, but it is well now
and then that there should be a place
where we stop to make an account
ing. The end of the old and the be
ginning of the new year is a good
time. It. is a good time to make a
review and profit b-f our mistakes.
Says The Newberry Herald and
News: "What Newberry needs is a
leader who ha& bread* end is wiig
to spend some time as well as some of
his means in working for the public
,welfare. We believe that there are
some men in this community who
measure up to this standard, and
we hope that one or more will come
forward and take -the position.
"Wfioever does must be willing
to withstand blows from the little
hammers of the little knockers who
are ever ready to hit anything hat -is
proposed for the good of the com
'Why, we thought Hon. Cole L.
Blease lad been elected mayor of
Now, here you come with yoar lit
tle old tack hammer away up* in
Laurens. We thought sure you haid
got religion from the long article
you had on the subject, but you
seem to--well put up your hammer
and be good. Help us ,build that
highway from Greenville to .Colum
bia via Laurens and Newberry.
Down in Newb)erry the people
reckon time by "John Neel 's farm
bell and Davis' whistle.'' Singu
lar and somewhat primitive.-Lau
You know we are only a few miles
froin Laurens and you should not ex
pect too much and to have it come
too suddenly. It might jar.
City Counneil published a notice
some time ago that the time for the
payment of taxes would be extended
to December 15, and that after that
date the penalty of ten per cent.
would atta'eh. We understand that
without giving notice and after sev
eral citizens had gone to considerable
inconvenience in accordance with
the first notice and saved the penal
ty, that City council met on Friday
and extended the time to the 18th
This is scarcely fair to the tax
payers of the city, but possibly there
were some who had overlooked pay
ing and it was not well that they
should be required to pay the penal
* The Designer for January.
How contagious diseases may be
handled until all ehance of spread
ing is eliminated is one of the fea
tures in The Designer for January.
Syracuse, New York, has successful
ly solved the problem. Dr. Charles
Floyd Burrows tells how it was
done. Another article of wide ap
plication is "Carrying the Univer
sity to the Worker.'' In this is de
scribed how the university is giving
the boy at his bench in the factory,
a college education. Even though a
young man has to ring up on a time
lock morning and- noon, he may get
the coveted learning. Elsie Janis
contributes an article on the dis
tinguished English actress, Miss Jef
freys. It is entitded "What I Think
of Ellis Jeffreys,'' and gives a most
delightful peep into her life. The
great service-patriotic education
that the Daughters of the American
forth. These women are carrying
on a noble work that few know
about. Just what it is Helen Corinne
Hambidge tells in her own delight
Other articles which demanid at
tention are "The Little Children of
the Big Hotels," "Letters from a
Woman Physician," and "The Road
to a Good Complexion."
Handy helps around the house are
especially serviceable for January,
covering everything from the - attic
to the basement.
The fiction offering is strong. The
odosia Garrison's serial, "The House
on the Hill," is concluided. "Their
Wedding-Day," is by Cornelia Red
mond. Sara Lindsay Coleman has
another delightful Bijie story called
"Paradise and the Peri."
The fashions are well set forth and
timely, with hints and suggestions
for the miss and the mother. The
art finish of the book is pleasing,
and the whole magazine breathes an
atmosphere of usefulness and enter
Whole Science of It.
Two women walking along one of
the business thoroughfares of New
York, heard a great shoutin& of
"Extry, extry,'" and looked about to
see where all the .noise was coming
from, says an exchange.
Across the street they spied one
very small newsboy shouting with all
One of the women, attracting the
boy's attention, called him to her
and bought a paper; then, as she
dropped the pennies into the little
fellow's hand, she said:
"You mustn't make so much noise,
my little man; you can sell your pa
pers just as wel without yelling so."
For half a second the 'boy looked
up at her in surprise, then ex
"You don't understand, missus:
"you've got to yell like hell to make
a living in New York."
M0B THE STOMACH
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EARHARDT & BAXTER,
Lessees and Managers.
Wednesday, D.c. 22nd
MR. FRANK De LUISI
Miss Edna Marshall
MARY J. HOLMES.
PRICES: $1.oo, 75c., 50c., 25C.
Seat Sale Monday, Dec. 2bth.
One Night, Dec.23
The .ever Actress
Miss Clara Belcher,
The Great Fraternity Play
"THE HEART OF
A pro'duction of merit,. spe
cial scenery, and effec's.
Prices: 25, 50, 75, $1.00
r of Gil Is.
if ts is a Regular .
a cordial invitation
We have used every
shop attractive for.
Christmas, and we
our appreciation by
Single Box Silk Cravats
ciated whether you
e or not.
f Raisins, Prunes, Figs
Dates, Citron, Currants
Lemon and Orange Peel
Cr. Tartar, Baking Powde
Extracts and Spices
All kinds table condiment
S Pickles, Etc., Etc
e Coffee, Tea and AlKi
: Fancy and StapG e
We have a few Toys left frorrn_.
old stock that will be sold rega d
3 IRE WORKS!
The Things that Make?
Have a FiNE LI.NE of all Chrit
mas F'ruits and Nutts and every~
0thingin abig stock of.
+ especially selected for the Hoji
0 day trade. Give us your' order.
Fireworks of every description
and size, for the Big Folks and
Sthe Little Folks.
The Quality of their Meats and the
SVariety have made Famous the