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Entered at the Postoffnce at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, October 13, 1911.
After these recent rains is a good
time to use the split log drag on the
roads that have been recently worked.
It will take very little time and will
keep the road in good repair. Try it
for a few times.
When a human vrute commits an
assault upon the women of our coun
try he may know that swift and sum
mary punishment awaits him. You
may talk and write about mob viol
ence and the rule of the mob and tak
ing the law into your .hands and all
that sort as much as you please, but
swift and sure punishment awaits the
culprit if he can be found, and he is
usually found. And we wonder some
times if those who condemn the mob
ever stop to think what they would
do if they were in the place of the
family of the victim. How would you
feel about it if it were your daughter
or your sister or your wife or your
mother? We yield to no one in obed
ience to law and order and a respect
for the constituted authority, but such
human 'rutes should be dealt with as
you would deal with a wild animal or
We can not understand, however,
how any member of the mob should
want a toe or a finger of the brute as
a reminder of the horrible deed.
It does seem strange, too, that such
outrages as the one at Honea Path
vill continue when it is known what
the result will be. The same result
follows wherever the deed is commit
ted. It is not confined to any section.
It is 4nevitable.
The State publishes an editorial on
the Honea Path lynching in which it
says the criminal was caught and
Identified and that a court could eas
ily have been called to try the negro,
or rather go. through the form of a
trial, and the negro could have been
aanged, which is all very true. It
then calls attention to the oath which
Citizen Ashley took as a member of
the legislature, and says the governor
took the same oath, and asks what
they are going to do about it. And
what is the county of Anderson and
the county of GreenvilHe going to do
about it. The intimation is made that
Anderson is too much afraid of the
influence of Mr. Ashley in politics to
We remember that some years ago
there was a lynching in Greenwood
county, and the then governor, D. C.
Heyward, went to Greenwood and fol
lowed in mob and begged them to de
sist. He saw them. He may not have
seen the lynching, but he saw them on
the way with the prisoner. It was
the same result. He took the same'
oath. What did he do? What could
he do? What did other governors do
under the same circumstances? What
could they do? They did the same
thing that will be done now. Just so
long as we have such deeds commit
ted by brutes as that at Honea Path
we may expect the same result and
it is no use to mince words about it.
THE BUMPER COTTON CROP.
In some parts of the adjacent coun
try all of the cotton has been picked
and most of it ginned. So far as this
section is concernea, the heavy gin
ning instead of sh(ywing a bumper
crop means an extremely small crop.
While the storm emphasized this con
dition, the fact itself was evident to
experienced planterl even before the
storm. The crop was one of unusu
ally early maturity, ft opened all at
Even among the speculators we no
tice a tendency to discredit reports of
an enormous crop. They are begin
ning to be suspicious. They have
cause to be, but in the meantime the
South has been selling freely. Much
of the crop has already passed out of
the hands of the producers. There is
still time, however, for something to
be saved from the wreck. The South
can still hold to. a part of its profits.
But there will be n1o improvement in
the market so long as the willingness
of farmers to sell below ten cents is
emphasized by large offerings daily.
A willing victim Is always a closely
plucked vlictim. The holding move
ment should gather force from now
on.-News and Courier.
We hope the holding movement will
gather force, but the trouble is that
those who most need the increase in
price and who will suffer the most by
the decline are the ones who have
been forced to sell. Tne pity is the
farmers could not have gotten togeth
er before the decline in price. The
small farmer will have gotten rid of
his cotton before any help can come
by the increase as a result of holding
cotton from the market. There is no
doubt that this crop has opened and
been harvested more rapidly and ear
lier than any crop in many years,
which makes it appear that there was
going to be a bumper crop.
There is only one hope for the cot
ton farmer, and that-Is to reduce the
tcreage and plant and grow on the
arm what he needs to sustain the
arm and then he will be independent
mnd can sell his cotton or not sell It
s he likes.'
THE RECALL OF JUDGES.
The Orangeburg Times and Demo
rat seeks to take The Herald and
News to task for opposing the recall
Says the Times and Democrat:
"If the ,people have sense enough to
elect gov"ernors, congressmen, sena
ors, and other officials of high and
low degree, they surely have sense
enough to sustain officials when they
o right or recall them when they do
wrong. So far as we are concerned,
we would much rather trust the 'cap
rice of the majority' than the 'caprice
of one man,' whether he be a judge or
some other official."
Carried to its logical conclusion, the
argument of the Times and Democrat
would be to the effect that we ought
o go back to the practice of the an
ients, and have a popular meeting
to decide upon all questions confront
ng the people. To take an extreme
ase to which the argument of the
'imes and Democrat would logically
ead, we would have a popular meet
ng .to try a man for murder or to
ry a civil case.
'What does the legislature elect
udges for, except to follow the law,
egardless of popular opinion, at the
ime? Judges, as well as other men,
re human, and with the recall of
-SoMAN, nOiA HOUSE,R SATTUR
judges in force, passing popular opin
ion could not but be, in some instances,
writ into judicial opinions and judicial
The Herald ande News has not op
posed the initiative, referendum and
recall, to an extent limited by reason.
The Herald and News believes in the
rule of the people. The Herald and
News believes so strongly in the rule
of the people, and in a republican form
of government, that it opposes any
scheme looking towards the recall of
judges. When the decisions of our
courts are governed by what the Times
and Democrat is disposed L term the
"caprice of the majority," that means
the beginning of the end of the rule of
the people. That is plain language,
but it states the truth.
A commission form of government
for a good many cities in the country,
and for Columbia, In this State, with
the initiative, referendum and recall
provisions, seems to be working well.
We have watched this departure of'
the past few years with interest, and
we are gratified that it is giving satis
faction. But when it comes to taking
a judge, State or Federal, off the
bench, because an opinion does not
happen to meet with popular approval
at the time, then, indeed, the liberties
of the people are encangered.
W had almost as well let each com
munity by popular vote try the cases.
arising in that community, and if a
case merits death, then let the com
munity string the culprit to the high
What do we want judges for, if they
are to decide questions of law accord
ing to the popular opinion, as they
judge it? Why not havLe 'a primary
system on each individual case?
FARM LANDS FOR SALE.
We will sell on salesday in Novem
ber, 1911, at public outcry in front of
the court house at INewberry, within
the legal hours of sale, the real estate
of which Mrs. E. L. Spearman die4
seized, in two tracts as follows:
1. The Home Place, containing 215
acres, more or less, and bounded 'by
lands of Mrs. F. S. Maffett, Mrs. F. S.
Paysinger, A. P. Werts and Tract No.
2. Tract No. 2, conztaining 125 acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands of
Sam Nance, D. M. Ward, A. P. Werts,
Tract No. 1, and the,public road.
Terms: One-third !cash and balance
payable one year from day of sale,
secured by bond and mortgage, with
interest from date dt the rate. of 8
per cent. and with the usual stipula
tion for ten per cent. attorney's fees
if the credit portion is not paid at
maturity. The purcniaser will be re
quired to carry insurance on the
houses on the Home Place and as
sign the same for the protection of
the loan. Purchasens to pay for pap
ers and for recording.
This land lies near Silverstreet, a
station on the Southern railroad, and
is highly improved.
Walter S. Spearman.
Maggie S. Longshore.
All and singular the creditors of the
late Tench C. Pool, are hereby requir
ed to render to' J. A. Burton, executor,
or to our attorney, .Geo. S. Mower, a
statemen-t of their demands duly at
tested as required by law, and all par-]
ties indebted are required to make
payment to the undersigned.
Carrie A. Pool,
J. A. Burton,
Executor of Tench 0. Pool, deceased.
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