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E. H. ATULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at Ne,
Serry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, June 7, 1910.
THE TAG TAX REVENUE.
The announcement from the off
of the State treasurer that the fer
lizer tag tax will amount to $250,(
for the current year is a bit of infi
mation which should be of inter
generally, but of particular inter
to the farming classes. This is a t
collected from the sales of commi
cial fertilizers, 25 cents on each t
used in the State. It is turned it
the treasury by the fertilizer mar
facturers, but the tax is of course
ded to the selling price of the fer
lizers and is paid by the farmers.
It is suggested that the tax is i
high and should be reduced, whi
probably is true. But the thought
which we would focus attention is t
use to which the tax is put and
point out how it could be more
vantageously used. Every dollar
the tax goes to the support ot Cle
son college. Clemson college is
great institution and is doing
worthy work in advancing the ag
cultural interests of the State, 1
Clemson colleges does not need $2
000 a year-at least, the coll:%ge 01(
not need so much revenue frmcn I
tag tax. One hundred and fifty thi
tand dollars a year for Clemson c
lege would seem a liberal appropr
tion, with supplementary revei
from the students. The remaini
hundred thousand dollars should
to the public schools. There it woi
be of greater benefit to the people.
Clemson is not, howevcr, the oi
State-aided college which is recE
ing too much money at the expei
of the common schools. The U
versity of South Carolina is, cons
ering the number of students enrx
ed and the work of the i7stitntil
quite as extravagantly p. ovided :
by the legislature; likewise possib
W'nthrop college. The 'egislatui
o& the last few years seem to ha
lost their equilibrium ove~r the si
-ject of higher education. They he
too greatly disregarded the cryi
need of the youth of the State1
better preparatory schools, unmir
ful of the fu.ndamental truth ti
structures are reared -from i
ground upward and not from the s
There is work for the next legis
ture in providing a more equital
and beneficial distribution of t
revenues collected for educatio2
purposes, and the people should gi
the matter thought in selecting I
miembers of the legislature ti
summer.-Fort Mill Times.
We think the Times is correct
the above article. We do not 1
lieve that the management wol
claim that it needed as much as $25
000 in addition to its other incor
We recall the time when Clemson
along very well with \ess than si0
000. Of course the institution I
grown since then, but the inco:
from this source has grown -mu
more rapidly than the college. i~
body in Soua Carolina desires to
an injustice to Clemson college, 1
as Senator Tillman said on an <
casion when the college das a matl
of discussion, "They are extravage
in the management," and necessi
ily so because of the ]arge income.
We do not agree with the Tin:
in its statement that "the fundamf
tal truth that structures are rear
from the ground upward and i
from the sky downward" is a fun(
mental truth as applied to educati<
In the matter of education the h
tory of the question shows that t
fundamental principle is reversi
As a matter of fact only in thc
countries where a thorough system
higher education was maintained a
fostered have the common. scho<
flourished. In the matter of edu(
tion it comes from the top dom
ward rather than from the bott<
At the same time it is a fact
South Carolina that the proporti
which the States gives to higher ec
cation Is larger than it ought to
and we need to give more money a
better attention to our comm
schools, especially our comm
schools in the rural districts. Mc
interest is being taken in the co
mon school, but there is room I
As to the privilege tax, it would
better if it could get into the Sta
treasury and let Clemson have wI
is ne csary for its support iust
is done in the case of the other
State institutions of higher learning,
instead of giving to Clemson a vary
ing amount, as must be the case un
der the present plan.
Of course we understand the decis
ion of the supreme court as to this
tax, but under the decision, as the
tax is now applied, it could be taken
into the courts with just as much ease
if the money were paid into the State
ti- We have long contended that this
GO State was paying more money than
it ought to for higher education, but
st now that we have' these institutions,
X all of them doing good work, we
would not favor any movement that
would in any wise cripple them, but
we believe that most of them could be
.d- operated more economically than they
ti- are, and certainly all free scholar
ships should be wiped out and tuition
in all of the State institutions should
on be free. As a matter of fact there
he are few students in any of the State
to institutions paying tuition.
This is a good time to use the King
a , split log drag on the mile of govern
a ment road and on many other sec
ri- Itions of the road. It should be used
ut right after a rain and it would be well
if the farmers would get together
he and experiment with this cheap in
)u- strument for making better roads at
Di- a minimum of cost.
The question of taxation has al
,ways been a difficult one. Of course
ild the main thing is the equalization of
assessments. That is the difficult
problem. The constii ion says ac
iv- tual value should be the basis. One
i- reason that makes the property own
id- er shy at that is that as values in
crease the tax levy increases and the
n, bigger the assessed value the greater
is the temptation to the average leg
islator to increase appropriations.
.e The average legislator never thinks
b- he has increased taxes so long as the
.e levy is not increased. Get a legisla
~or ture you can trust to be economical
td- and you will have no trouble in in
at creasing assessments.
ky SHOUJLD HAVE LARGER WATER
>le Our attention has been called to
he the fact that the extension of the
al water mains in Newberry is to be
ye laid with four inch pipes. Mr. H. B.
.Wells calls our attention to the
Southeastern tariff rate for Newber
in ry which is higher than it should be
>on account of the number of four
id inch water pipes which we now have.
0,-. It is stated that on account of these
ie. small mains the pressure is not suf
ot ficient to give any fire protection. The
0,- time to correct this is before the
.as pipes are laid.
ne We had hoped in this issue of The
ch Herald and News to quote extensive
oly from the rate book which is gotten
do up for Newberry, calling attention to
ut these small pipes. We can only call
>the attention of the commissioners of
:er public works to this fact and suggest
.nt to them as well as to the property
r- owners along whose property it is
proposed to lay these small pipes the
.es importance of doing something before
n- the pipes are laid. It will save money
ed and the time to correct is before the
ot work is done.
m. THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Miss Isoline Wyche Returns From
he European Tour--Death of Mrs.
of Prosperity, June 6.-Dr. G. T. Pugh,
adwho is professor of mathematics in
Columbia college, is visiting his
>brother, Mr. R. T. Pugh.
a- rMiss Mary Willis, of the College
n- for Women,. Columbia, is home for
>the summer vacation.
Misses Addie and Ellen Werts left
in Saturday for Americus, Ga., where
they will spend several weeks.
Onl Miss Mary Wheeler is visiting
u- friends this week in Newberry.
be Godfrey Harmon, Jr., is home for
ad the summer. He is a student of Ca
atawba college, Newton, N. C.
Miss Alba Haynes, of Leesville, is
on visiting her sister, Mrs. S. C. Morris.
re Mrs. H. H. Rikard and sons. Lamar
~and( Henry, spent Saturday in town.
or Mr. 0. L. Schumpert, of Atlanta,
Ga.. is visting at the home of his
mother. Mrs. T. L. Schumpert.
beDon't forget the "box party" Thurs
te day evening, June 9, on the church
as Mesrs C. P. Barre. McFall Wise
Buy Your Piai
AND HELP T(
Some Reasons A
In buying from us, who have n- special house
rent, and other expenses such as office help, city I
canvassers, and other expenses to pay, incident
to music houses in cities; also extra expenses of
freights by reshipping, special salesmen who go
around with special exhibitions, you save from
$85.00 to $150.oo, which is the usual cost of
selling PIANOS by traveling salesmen and
special sales by non-residents.
It costs us no more to carry PIANOS on our
floor while we are selling Furniture than just a
line of Furniture.
'We buy direct from the fa..tory and can make
If You are "from Misson
The J. Le f
NEWBERRY, - - -
and Marks Simpson, of NewberryX E A]
college, spent Friday and Saturday
Prof. F. 0. Black, of Warck, is vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Black. A U T N
Mr. Y. B. Brown left Saturday for
Due West to be present at Erskine
O,g last Friday afternoon Miss Bes
sie Bowers entertained very pleas- Bte ni
antly the Literary Sorosis. During L~cuno
the afternoon a refreshing ice course
was served. t orh
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise is spending yu oe
a few days in Newberry.
Mr. A. G. Wise has gone to Glenn
Springs for ten days' stay.
Miss Isoline Wyche returned home
last week after a year's stay in Eu
rope studying in Paris and Berlin.
While there she toured the following
land, Holland and Belgium.
Mr. Pat Mitchell has returned from1
several days' stay. in Batesburg,
Leesville and Columbia.
Mr. M. M. Crawther, who has been E
visiting Mr. Y. M. Brown, left on Sat
urday for Due West, where he will O rC
spend a few days, before retunin
to his home in Anderson.
Miss Kate Thompson is visitingfo al
Miss Eva Clinkscales in Due West.
Misses Nannie Simpson and Allie
Kelly spent Friday in Newberry.
Mrs. Lou Merchant died at her
home near Prosperity on SaturdayFrnl.
morning. The funeral services were Waros ilFr
held at St. Lukes Lutheran churchPaet,LB.Tut
Sunday morning, and the body was soe
interred at the church graveyard. IBrvsWlRed
I. 0. IR. M. DEGRE~E TEAM.MytrmnW M
Bergell Tribe Increasing in Member- aenot
ship-The Degree Team-OrderVrnrH]
Flourishing in the State. Tefloigan
As stated several times in The Her- hsbe eevdi
ad and News recently a great inter-*itrsNebran
est is now being taken in Redman- lwyhsm~ re
ship and Mr. Otto Klettner as Great MranMs.Jh
Sachem of the State has aroused an!
interest not only in the local tribe rqettehnro
but throughout the hunting grounds duh
of South Carolina. AneE
Bergell Tribe, which is already onean
of the largest in the State, has re- M.WlimJm
centy taken in about two hundredontevnig f
new members and the work still goes ffenho
on. As stated before new tribes frmneuti1
have been organized at Pomaria andHilo
Little Mountain with large member- Wlal ot
ship. Bergell Tribe degree team is_______
one of the best degree teams in the TOMS.GB
The following are the members of jWsUdrBn c
tne degree team:
Sachem-O. S. Goree.Surm (
Senior Sagamore-E. L. Rodelsper- IClmi,Jn .
ger. sn ne etne0
Junior Sagamore-T. B. Kibler. reivn $1,0 w
Prophet-W. B. Johnson. bnsfo omrB
ios at Home
) BUILD UP
rhy You Should
cosest prices and save you this $85 00 to $150.0
cost of selling by non-residents.
By buying from home dealers, you keep your
money at home and may get back some of the
same money, in your transaction; buy from a
non-resident, your money is gone to another
part of the country and you will not likely see
any of it again.
Come and see our PIANOS if interested, and
let us convince you that we can save you this
money ind give you one of the best PIANOS
made for the money.
A saving of $85 00 to $150.oo for the above
n we can show your.
- SOUTH CAROLINA.
RE AGENTS FOR THE.
trn fresh sweet milk and get all the
rom two to. five minutes. Ask to see
drop us a card and we will send one
me. Guaranteed as i-epresented or4
will be promptly refunded.4
Dress Coods, Shoes and Notions.
ntee is to Refund the Money
.Purchases Which Are
office, died today at his home on Park
Lkln, M. N. street in his 77th year, after an ill
an, H. C. Long- ness which has dated since his trial
two years ago. The funeral will be
Roland Wil- held Saturday morning from his C
m, Lonie Davis. home, and interment will be in Elm
is, J. C. Burch. wood cemetery.f
.Reeves, G. W- Mr. Gibson was at liberty under
bond, pending a motion before the cir
cult court for a new trial, on the
owaT. ground of after-discovered evidence,
uncement which the. supreme c.ou.rt having passed an
Newberry will order to this effect. Mr. Zimmerman (
n that Mr. Hol- was pardoned last year.E
ds inthis counl
d at Chappe11s: TEACHER wanted for Jalapa school.f
David Verner Term 8 months. Salary $40.00 a
your presence month. None but experienced teach
tion of their ers need apply. Address Newberry,
r S. C. G. C. Glasgow, J. Win. Folk,
yin, M. D., trustees.
ed Holloay,th Notice of Sale of School Building.
Vedesdy, he The undersigned as trustees of the
J-en lc Rutherford school will sell the pres
en oclok, ent school building at public auction
to the highest bidder therefor for
Carolina. cash on Saturday, July 2, 1910, at 101
o'clock. The purpose in selling the
50N DEAD. . bu ilding is to erect a new and more
modern building and one suited to the
iding Appeal to needs of the school.
ourt. Js. L. Keitt,
Thomas J. Gib- J. D. Nance,
three years for Jno. P. Wicker,
orth of State Arthur Lomninick,
nd Clerk Daniel Robert Trusteec.,
t+at trasurer's j -7-tTustes
S. B. Jones'
to be S61d
With a view of having the
xrocery Stock and Store Fix-'
;ures of Mr. S. B. Jones
hich were sold on June t
irst, bring something i
;heir value, we entered
ist of bidders, and our
>eing the highest, they
Enocked down to us,
ve will offer them for
et prices .that should
hem out in less th
Every item of the groce
ahich consists of,;
~offee, Tas, Spice,
oods, Extracts, Nuts, Rais
s, Currants, Soaps; Star
adies, Cigars, Syrup,
serves, &c., MUST GO.
If one price will~ n
hem we will make a
They may be bought either
n lots or retail.
The fixtues, which consist
f 1 Mosler Safe, 1 Natiofial
ash Register, .4 Pairs Corn
~uting Scales, 1 Platform
cales, 2 Desks, 6 Counters
nd Shelving, 3 Tables and
~ther useful articles, suited
or an up-to-date fancy gro
We would like to sell the
ixtures to some one who
vould rent the store and con
inue the business and we
vould be glad to take the
natter up with any good man
r firm who might be inte
sted so that we . could re
erve for them such of t
xtures as they might need,
,nd. sell the balance to others
~ossession of the store can
e given at once if necessary2
This is an opportuninyf
ou to save money. Cr
nd see us early and often
[FEMS: SPOT CAS
L C. Jones, Jr.
ewerry, S. C.,.June 6191A