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Entered at the Postoffice \ 'v
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, February 16, 1912.
There seem to be lively times in
"They say" in Columbia that Col.
Leon M. Green is slated for Col. Wat
son's job, and the legislature is trying
to take the appointment out of the
hands of the governor and put it in
the general election and continue Col.
Watson for another year. The fun
niest proposition was to take the job
out of politics by making it elective
by the legislature. There are evident
ly some jokers in the legislature.
John P. Grace is no mere upstart
in politics. He carried the city of
Charleston over Elmore Martin for
sheriff sev'eral years ago.-Anderson
It seems to us that Mr. Elmore Mar
tin has been sheriff of Charleston
county since the days of .the Irish
man, (we have forgotten his name)
'who held the job, and really controll
ed Charleston politics. We never
heard that Mr. (race was sheriff
thcugh he may have been.
Senator Clifton, of Sumter, who is
Ighting so valiantly in the senate at
Columbia, in behalf of the race track
gamblers, is the son of a Methodist
The insinuation carried in the
above paragraph is an injustice both
to the father and the son. We do not
understand Senator Clifton*s fight to
he one in behalf of race track gamb
lers, but, he, along with a number of
other senators, opposed the injunction
feature of -the bill, which was elimi
From a.ll appearances Hon. Cole
man L. Blease is still governor of
South Carolina, and the legislature is
still doing business at the same old
stand while the taxpayers are putting
up the "chink."--Johnston News
'From our obs'ervation, we would
judge that both are playing politics,
and each is trying to assume the du
ties and responsibilities of the other.
A gre,at political game has been going
on in Columbia for the last month.
The umpire 'will pass upon the contes
tants during the com:ng summer.
We remember very distinctly. St.
Valentine's Day thirty-one years ago.
It was on Monday and a beautiful
sunny day. We remember two young
people who were very happy on that
day. They gave each to the other as
a Valentine and went down the road
of life together for more than thirty
years as two happy Valentines. But
alas, for human happiness, the part
ing of the ways came. Only one re
mains, a lonely sojourner. Looking
backward to that day it seems but
yesterday. Such is life. It must have
its sunshine and its shadow.
We publish in this issue of The
Herald and News the pledges in re
gard to cotton reduction under the
Rock Hill plan. There are two or
three things that are striking, and
worthy of mention. In looking over
the pledges, if you will examine the
list in Nos. 9, 10 and 11 townships,I
and especially Nos. 10 and 11, you
will see that there are very few large
farmers in those townships. The'
people in this ection of the country
have, for a number of years, madeI
on the farm what they needed for the
farm, and as a result the reduction
in acreage does not affect them so
much, except that if there was more
demand for the cotton, they would
get a better price for it. In other
words, they are not simply cotton far
mers, and in addition to that, they do
not use a great deal of fertilizers.
Very few of the farmers in that sec
tion plant more ~than fifty to sev
enty-five acres in cotton, and, there
fore, there is not much room for re
A BAD BILL.
We can not help the conclusion that
the State warehouse bill, which has
just been passed by the legislature, is
one of the most dangerous pieces of
legislation since the enactment of the
old dispensary law. It was really
some excuse for the State going into
the liquor business on the ground of
police regulations, but we can not see
any good reason for the State going
into the warehouse business. We say
this as a friend to the farmer, and if
we were convinced that if it would be
of any great benefit to the farmer, we
would be willing to stretch the consti
tution and the basic principle upon
which the government is founded, and
favor the enactment of this bill.
The legislature, even though the
bill is passed, entertains a doubt of
its wisdom in the section which pro
vides that the constitutionality of it
shall be tested in the courts before
the appropriation under it becomes
available. It creates additional offi
cers and officials and provides for1
their compensation, and directs them
to borrow money and issue bonds and
go in business, and then also says
that the State shall not become liable
or responsible for any debt or con
tract which this commission may
We really and honestly can not see
any need of such legislation. Under
the bill, the commissioners are author
ized to erect compresses. They ought
also be authorized to erect gins and
oil mills and fertilizer factories, and
let the State do the whole thing.
The principle of the bill is wrong
and we do not believe it will be of any
benefit to the farmers of the State. Of
course, it will give a few jobs to, some
people, but there are plenty of jobs.
If we were governor we would
give Mr. McLaurin the opportunity of
entering the 'race on that issue byl
promptly vetoing the bill. We say
this as a good friend to the farmers-.
'CAJ2ITAL PLANS CLAIM.
Gov. Blease Testifies.-Hearing Clos-1
ed.-Report To Be Filed
The legislative committee appointed
to probe the claim of about $13,500
or a capitol enlargement held its
fnal session Tuesday afternoon nud1
will make its report to the house as
soon as the notes are transcribed.
Practically the only matter of in
terest at the session Tuesday was
the testimony of Gov. Blease, who
appeared in response to a request to
tell about' the meeting, held in his
office last September, when the plans
prepared by Mr. Todd were shownI
th general comimitte'e. The governor
told of his connection with the com
A. W. Todd was recalled, and told i
again about his work. He had spent
about $8,000 on expert work, not in-,
cluding his own time which was near
ly one year. As he stated before he
would never have entered into the
work unless he believed that he would
be paid for it.
Mr. Todd was questioned as to an
itemized statement. He said that he1
cold not give an itemized account,
and if his statement as to traveling
expenses was questioned he would
wipe that out. He did think he was
entitled to the rest of the claim.
THE NEWS OF KINARDS.
The Community of Good Roads.-Due
to Use of Split Log Drag-Getting.
Ready for Farm Work.
Kinards, Feb. 15.-Having seen
nothing from Kinards in some time,
will write you as to how we are get
ting on up here.
Kinards is still the "town of good
Have just received a new scrape;
you may expect her to contiue the nmu
good work. The scrape is used ast
often as necessary and the weather t'
We have several on the sick iist at ths
this writing, with measles, Mr. S. abx
C. Campbell and Mr. T. J. Oxner are I
among them. Mr. M. W. Oxner's fain-. ISu
ily is n,ow able td be out again, the lit
measles having taken the rounds o u
among the children. Thagoys have nmo
returned to college at Clinton, and un2
the others are at their work in the wbh
store and at school. hin
Miss 'Eva Oxner has just returned in a
from Greenwood where she had beenax
the last few days, to attend the ex- tin
ercises in dedicating the dormitory he
at Lander college. delt
Mr. J. 'A. Dominick has been all w it
smiles the last two weeks; turning dox
on t+e electric lights a. little after tiol
A 9 DAYS LEA
THE GRAND I
I WANT every person in Newt
in and see my display of merch
that will make it to your interest
the first 300 people that make a pu
give a box of Florentine Paper Fre
school books. :. :. :.
FOR 13 CENTS
Enamelware, Coffee Pots,
Wash Pans, Boilers, Dippers,
Dish Pans, Tea Kettles. Values
up to $1.00, only - - 13c.
60 doz. Tumblers, - 30c doz.
China, 1Oc values, - 6c.
Blue Cups and Saucers, .6c.
Blue Plates, .-- - 6c.
White Cups and Saucers, 6c.
Plates to :match, - 6c.
Bowls, 10c value, ,- 6e.
2o0 doz. China Plates, 10c each.
$3<0 Haviland Dinner Set $20
$6.50~ Dinner Set, - - - $5
COME ONE AND ALL TO I
BUY BETTER GOODS FOI
1dy"something unusual in our pn,ec
n o have electric light in the Welth famr ae al abuf
tie. Inquiry revealed the fact,; ed obgnwr ntefrs e
taboarder arrived at his houseThyhvhaldoyoncroff
utto weeks ago. It's a girl. tize asy.2
r . H. Pope disappeared last M.D .Boe a ucae w
2yabout two o'clock, caused afiemls
lenasiness in our town, but to Th fred ofD.adM .0.B
-light he came back Monday Easaega oko htte r
rgat nine o'clock, from parts al ob u gi.Ges
wn. Tlhe doctor refuses .to tell ---
reie has been or what caused TC OF SIGiET AD c
oleave us. However, he is wear- NETN FCEIOS
'in that reaches a little further Ntc shrb ie htMs
u is face than usual, though atEm a .Hiron Fbuy 1th
e e seems retrospective, or else 11,md nasgmn om o
ireaming of the future with a tebnfto e rdtr. Tir
mnation to bring them to passwilb ametn ofhe,ritrofc
nthe next few --- . Go it, tesi at nm fleo rdy
r,we will meet you at the sta-Feray2d,12,t11 'cok .
a wthpoket fllof ic, in n. ro are allrmoe and setletn aown.
The haehue1nyon a ffr
P EAR SALE
day, Feb. 17
>erry Town and County to come
mndise. So I am offering bargains
to call and see what I have. To
rchase of 25 cents or more I will
e. This offer does not go with
$1.50 and 2.00 Pictures, 98c.
$12.50 Mirrors, - $9.50.
$10.00 Mirrors, - $8.00.
$1.99 and $2.24 Mirrors, 98c.
$1.50 and $2.00 Hand Bags,98c.
$2.50 to $3.00 Hand Bags, $1.98.
1 pound Mayes'RoyalLinen Paper
and 2 pks. Envelopes, 19c.
1 pound Mayes' Linen iMper, 19c.
Envelopes to match, . - 9c.
10c Pads, five for -- 25c.
50c Box Paper 29c.
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gent for creditors and transactinigMac,12,t10olckin'h fre
ly other business that may properl3 on l'tesokoyod,wrs
ome hefore said mneeting.an mecnds ofheadW.V
J. B. Hunter, Bedo cotie inte ad sor
Ls Agiee of M"'. Ermyna V. Hair.
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ALE UND~ ER CHATTEL MORTGAGEet.thinocpreofsdsok
By virtue of the power given in a o od mutn o$,9.9 n
hattel mortgage, executed by W. V. teivnoy hro a ese W
ledsoe to J. B. Bledsoe, H. 0. Longcaln Tth udesg d,thiof
nd ,B. M. Havird, dated the 27th day fc,a ebry .C
f February, 1911, and recorded on As h itrsblnigt h
be 28th day of February, 1911, in thesadW V.Bes,cotidinad
ifice of the Clerk of Court of Ne""-soe ''itngo hw css i
erry County, South Carolina, the, ak cls rnsf,ec
onditions of which said mortgage Trso ae ah
ave been broken, the undersigned, asCannGBlse
gent for the mortgagees, will eell .Aeto 'rgges
t the store of W. V. Bledsoe, at Sil- Dae,Fbur,1,92,Nwe'
erstreet, Newberry County, South r,Sut aoia
~lna ol riayth 1t ay o on, 2 all'2t he stoc ofgod,7ars
and mechandse of the s id .V