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berr, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, February 9, 1912.
The News and Courier on one or
two occasions made editorial comment
en the fact that the editor of The
Herald and News, who happens at this
time to be county superintendent of
education for Newberry county, favor
ad compulsory education while the
governor of the State was opposed to
it. The editor of The Herald and News
during his service in the legislature
introduced at two different sessions a
bill providing for compulsory educa
tion and he still believes that such a
law should be passed, and he also b
?ieves that there is nothing in the
argument, or so called argument, that
it would force ther negro children to
school. There is cause for alarm
along these lines, for the negro chil
dren are taking advantage of the
school facilities afforded more readily
and more generally than the white
children, and that is the reason, or one
of the reasons, for advocating some
sort of law that will force the white
parents to protect the rights of their
children in the matter of their educa
tion and training.
THE SPLIT LOG DRAG.
It seems to us that all the county
papers in South Carolina are engaged
in a contest to see which can preach
most effectively the virtues of the
split-log drag. The Newberry Herald
and News, a pioneer advbcate, reportW
many converts among Newberry coun
ty farmers and pledges itself to have
something to say on this subject inI
every issue. The Timmonsville En
terprise says that the drag is being
used on the streets of Timmonsville
as well as upon Florence county roads,
and with good results. The same thing
is being done in Sumter. The Green
wood Journal and the Laurens Adver
tiser tell of farmers in 'both those
counties who have been using the drag
on the roads in the vicinity of their
homes, and 'the Journal boasts that!
in that county every road was dragged
before. the last rain. The growing
popularity of this simple but highly
useful' device for keeping the hih
ways in good condition is very grati
fying; as is the disposition of the far
mers in the matter. But it is just as,
well to bear in mind that no country!
in all the history of the world ever
built or maintained good highways by
a system of voluntary co-operation.
News and Courier.
It is quite 'probable that the editor
of The Herald and News will keep his!
promise to have something to say on
the subject of the split log drag for
sometime to come, at least. He is now
having practical experience of the cou
ditions of the public roads of this
county, and when one sees- the great
improvemfent that comes to a road
from the p~roper use of the split log
drag by traveling a road on which the
drag has not been used and realize's
the difference in the two roads, it is
very difficult not to speak of it. even
if one is so inclined. We had that
experience only this week, and we can
not understand why the paopte who
*have constant occasionI t' use the put
lic roads will not utilize this chean
device upon their --oads. It is true,
as the News and Courier says, that no
country in the history of the world
ever built or mainta'.ned good higl~
ways by voluntary contribution either
of money or .effort, and it is also true
that it would pay the people who have
constant use of the roads to apply the
split log drag. It would sav'e them
time and money and until the people
realize the. value of good roads and
are willing to pay the price, we will
continue to insist upon this small vol
untary contribution. If we could make
the people realize that even the taxes
spaid'for permanent roads are not on
the same footing as taxes paid for
maintenance of the government, we
believe that they would be willing to
make this investment, for it is an in
vestment that will pay larger divi
4dends than any other the people could
WHY N~OT VISIT RURAL SCHOOLS I
.,We believe if the legislature would
arrange -a trip for its members into
the rural districts, and let the mer
bers see the condition of the public
schools in this State and realize the
inadequate support which is being giv
en for the education of the children
of the State, instead of some of these
jaunts which they are making to State
colleges, that their view-point would
be very materially changed. Anyone
who at all keeps up with the trend of
legislation in recent years, and par
ticularly the appropriation of public
funds, will observe that any proposi
tion to erect new buildings or increase
the maintenance funds for State insti
tutions of higher learning usually goes
through without opposition, while any
proposition for the betterment of the
country schools is usually fought very
bitterly and many times by those who
are most vitally interested in the coun
We noticed only the other day that
the proposition to give the university
$50,000 for a new building went
through without contest, while we un
derstand that the request for $40,000
for building fund to aid the rural
schools in the erection of at least
comfortable buildings was fought and
will probably be cut in half. We won
der sometimes if the legislature real
izes that more than ninety per cent.
of the children of South Carolina nev
er have the opportunity of a college
education, and yet, the State spends
on its higher institutions of learning
about one half as much as is being
spent by the State upon the entire
public school system of South Caro
lina. This expenditure does not in
clude the money that is being spent
in the maintenance of private and de
There are about two thousand boys
and girls in all the State institutions
of higher learning, (we are speaking
of the white institutions), while there
are more than one, hundred and fifty
thousand children in the common
schools, ninety per cent. of whom will
never have the advantage of a college
education. Yet when the legislature
comes to vote away the people's mon
ey, they do not hesitate to give fifty
thousand for one building at one State
institution, while they quickly cut one
half of forty thousand that is asked
in order to. encourage the rural
schools to improve the buildings to
be used by these ninety per cent. of
the children of the Statse.
It is past understanding why the
parents of these children will quietly
submnit to this discrimination; and
this less than ten per cent. of the chil
dren who take a college course in
many cases are amply able to do so
without the aid of the State.
As we see it, the most vital question
before the -people of the State today,
is the betterment and improvement
not so much of the teaching in the
country'schools, but the environment
of the children while in these schools.
And by this statement we do not in
the least disparage proper traning.
Many a girl, with poor equipment, at
forty dollars a month, is doing more
for the education of the children of
the State than your highly paid college
INVESTIGA TIONS, AD NAUSEAM.
It would seem that the people of
South Carolina--the people of the va
rious counties-might get together and
elect delegations to the general as
sembly who would not have to appoint
investigating committees at every ses
sion to investigate sub-committees of
their own members.
This matter of investigating comn
mittees in South Carolina has about
reached the limit. It is now getting
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Over 200 Bales of Cotton Were Mfark.
eted on Wed at' Iay- - iwze.
Pros.perity, Feb. 8.-Mr. and Mrs. L
M. Calhoun, of Barnwell, are guests
of Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Dr. C. K. Wheeler, of Columbia, is
spending a few days with the home
Master Max Schum,pert, of Dallas,
Texas, is visiting his midle, ~Mr.'J. C.
Schumpert,. at Wise hotel.
M. S. T. TKnn is in Salishnry, . C.
attending the laymen's convention. H
will visit Baltimore before returnin,
Mrs. Carrie Moseley, of Clinton, i
spending a while with her brothel
Mr. G. D. Brown.
Miss Annie Moseley has returne
home, after spending several month
in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. J. A. Hodges is visiting friend
Mr. C. F. Lathan, of Little Mountair
spent Tuesday in Prosperity.
Miss Julia Schumpert has returne
from Goidville, where she spent th
Mr. R. E. Shealy, of Augusta, Ga., i
spending a few days at his home.
Mr. J. M. Griffith, of Fountain Inx
was a business visitor in town thi
The roads in Prosperity have bee
dragged and the holes filled, so no'
it looks as though the sand and cla
roads are a success.
Mrs. D. J. Taylor and daughter vis
ited Mrs. W. P. Bedenbaugh in th
St. Luke's section.
The farmers of No. 9 are going i
strong for the "Rock Hill" plan.
The William Lester chapter of I
D. C. met Wednesday afternoon wit
Mrs. F. E. Schu.mpert.
Over two hundred bales of cotte
were marketed here on Wednesdai
the price being 10 cents.
On the evening of February 1, 191:
at the Lutheran parsonage, by Rei
E. W. Leslie, Mr. George M. Eptin
and Miss Daisy 0. Fellers were unite
in holy matrimony, all of Newberr
Mr. J. Willie Bedenbaugh has a<
cepted a position with the Prosperil
I THIS BIRD OF PREACHER
OPENS CHURCH WITH TEL]
Hillsdale, N. J., Feb. 5.-Church sei
vices opened with an excellent imitz
tion of a college yell and intersperse
by music from a choir of whistlin
boys is the novel winter program
the Methodist church here of whic
the Rev. William Bird is pastor. Th
experiment was tried for the first tim
last night and is pronounced a com
plete success by the minister.
The choir boys lined up on the pla;
form at th'e opening of the servic4
and .gave their "club yell," which i
"Cy, my friend-have you seen
Second Timothy-two fifteen? Firn
Thessalonians-five, twenty-two. Tell
you exactly what to do."
W. E. PERRY NOT CAUGHT.
Reported Capture of Langdon Boozer
Slayer an Error-$1,000 Re-.
IChester, Feb. 5.-The publication i:
certain Georgia papers of an item t
the effect that W. E. Perry, wante
here for the alleged murder of Lana
don L. B3oozer, of Newberry, in 1901
led Sheriff Colvin to wire the Colun
bus authorities today for informatioi
but the reply came back that no suc
~arrest has been made.
There is -a reward of $1,000 fc
Perry's capture, and innumerabi
times he has been reported as i
custody, but each time the story turr
out to be a mistake.
WAS PRESIDENT DAVIS'S CLEPli
Also Last Treasurer of Confederac;
Dies in Washington.
IWashington, Feb. 5.--M. H. Clark,<
Clarksville, Tenn., confidential clei
to Jefferson Davis during the civil we
and the last acting treasurer of fl
Confederacy, died here today. He' wa
82 years old. Mr. Clar'k recently pri
sented to the congressionial library
number of relics and historical doc1
ments, among them ti1' last signatui
of Jefferson Davis.
He came here three ----a -r
died at the home of n ' -Nla
Edward S. Munford. Th won a natis
of Richmond, but ear'- " "E: --or.t i
Mrs. Robert M -rf I
The State.' 6th.
Mrs. Robert Murrell is eritically i
at her home on west Elmwood avent
and her recovery is in doubt. Mr
Murrell is the wife of Robert Mul
rell, engineser on the Southern rai
way, and before her marriage we
Miss Eugenia Russell. daughte of t1
late Jacob S. Russell, of Newberr
She is the niece of R. H. Jenning
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMED
gives instant relief and an absolute Cu.
Iin all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis. at
KJHay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail <
receipt of price $z.oo.
ITrial Package by mall 10 cents.
WLlAMS MFG. C. Props.. Clevp"'v'
Nw iste time tb !ablbsb toTi
en1d and New. 31.50 a yee.
SPLENDID facilities, co
e tention contribute larl
all of these, in their highe
substitute for safety. Tl
safety of its depositors fire
but they are provtded mei
v SPLENDID resources, ca:
reputation for honest, up-t<
"The Bank That
De,ository of State
E are bettet
Ebefore to c
We have with us NV
finest Mechanics in
Davis one of the b<
in the upper .part
prepared to repait
automobile that ce
Engine repairing ~
job and we will gi
Im every particular.
the highest clasA of
are expert in their I
"We Make Goc
W. C. WALDROP,
11 Municipal license, street duty, and
re dog tax will run until first of April. If,
.not paid then parties will be brought j
-before the Recorder.
1- .J. J. Langford,
r. J. R. Scurry,
, IClerk and Treasurer. -___=
yAll taxes due for 1911 must be paid G
-e by March 1 or executions will be turn
ICed over to the sheriff for collection. Bri
n J. J. Langford,}
. Attest: yaOr I
mlJ. Rt. Scurry, yir
'Clerk and fi'easlTer.
mmodious quarters and courteous at
;ely to the success of a bank, but not
st development, can be accepted as a
IE COMMERCIAL. BANK puts the
t. The other requisites are here, too,
rely to facilitate business.
reful management and an established
-date banking are offered depositors by
Always Treats You Right"
, County and City Funds.
prepared now than ever
lo all kinds of repair work.
r. John 3. Eargie one of the
the State and also Mr. E. G.
est automobile Mechanicians
of South Carolina. We are.
any kind of machine and
~n be~ repaired. Boiler and
specialty. Give us a trial
arantee you first class work*
We are equipped to do
repairing and our workmen
nes. Give us a trial and be
d Where Others Fail"
MACHIN SHOPS .
Manage'r. 'Phone No. 60.
F PICTURE MOULDINGS
HAS ARRIVED AT
,& .T. E. Salter's
ound Floor Studio E. Main St. Phone 358
ng your pictures, diplomas, certificates, etc., and
make frames to fit. We will give you a care
eat job at reasonable prices. Amateurs bring
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