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THE STKENUENT EIUHT
ON TiiE OXE MILL TAX
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tax of one mill upon all of the taxable
property of this State, which tax, when
collected, to be paid into the State j
treasury, and the State board of
education to use that money at its
discretion to aid the weak schools
Throughout the State. My purpose was
to have the wealthy counties assist
the weaker counties in giving to
their children longer scnooi lei-ins, i
better school houses, and paying to
their teachers better salaries. I did
not think any one would object to
paying this one-mill tax to help to
further the educational interests of
the State, knowing, too, that it was
to be used strictly and only for weak
* 'white schools. I could, not favor the
distribution of this mo~ey by enrollment
of schools, because all the re%
'ports will show you that the negro
enrollment is very much heavi-er than
the white, and the negro enrollment
is very often based upon one or t<vo
days' attendance, which runs it greatly
above what it really and actually
I is. Therefore, gentlemen, that would j
be an inequality, or would force your
school trustees to do that which is
I "ilegal in the distribution of this
money, or force your Slate board of
education to do that which is illegal,1
9Y and I do not believe in forcing pubT
lie officials to perjure themselves in
order to do what we want done; I be
flieve in giving them the power aireuu
Now, gentlemen, I hope that is j
plain. I wanted the one-mill tax
levy to go into the State treasury and
to be distributed among the weak
schools. That is, if you will pardon
me, let the dispensary counties, that,
now have more school money than
?rir> with n great
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deal of which money they are getting
?rom adjoining sister counties, pay
a one-mill tax to go to those adjoining
sister counties, or other counties,
to help educate their children. Surely
no man would object to this.
"But it seems to me, gentlemen, j
that my entire purpose has been misunderstood,
or else deliberately and
maliciously twisted and turned for
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political purposes, or uie seu-<iu?auv,c-j
ment of somebody else. * The bill
which was sent to me last night did
not contain the provisions which
were represented to me that it did
contain. I accuse no one of bad faith,
but the representation made to me
was that the Appelt amendment had
been adopted, which was to levy the
one-mill tax, td^ place it in the State j
treasury, and to pay out of this tax
' the funds which had heretofore been
provided for in the general appro-1
priation bill. I said that this was not
onttofn/itnrv tr, mp hnt. that if it WOUld '
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but that if it would reduce the general |
State levy in the appropriation bill j
that I would sign the measure,
j "Why, gentlemen, you can see that:
giving this money to each county as jit
is paid by the county absolutely j
amounts to nothing to the weak
schools. For instance, why put anoth-j
er half-mill levy on Aiken and Spar- j
r.tanburg and otner counues umu uuw i
have more school money than they j
can handle, and keep the money j
raised from this half-mill levy in
these counties which already have:
more than they know what to do with?!
Why tax a weak county another half- j
mill, giving it no assistance rrom me;
stronger counties, when the weak1
counties are now overburdened with
taxes and struggling with ' desperation
under their -load. It is absolutely
a farce. It would be better not to i
' pass this bill, but to put these items
back in the general appropriation bill,J
which it had heretofore carried, be- j
- mi'so thi 1 avr ;
cause now you smpi/ imb? ,
on the people one-half of one mill j
and the result is that they get no bene- i
> fit except what they could secure j
themselves locally, each county pay^
ing for it itself, and defeating the j
very object I had in view.
"I regret there has been any misun*
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derstanamg aDoui mis manw. 1 ^
' fer to no individual; I accuse no one i
of bad faith. I tried to make myself
plain. I have tried to do so ail the
"This gentlemen, is my position, and 1
r> from thp hesrinnins. and i!
Held LV/V. 1A A A VAJUh W? v ?- ? ^ , , (
have never stated to any living human 1
being anything to the contrary.
> "Now, g-entlemen, in your original:
printed bill. From the ways and means j
committee, your tax levy is placed at
live and three-fourths mills. Now,
fcere is this extra levy of one mill. In
the general appropriation bill as it
?;as ratified your levy is five and onequarter
mills. Add this extra onemill
to the five and one-quarter mills,
and it makes your general tax levy!
six and one-quarter mills, v/hile your j
hill was onlv five and three-|
-quarters. H-ence, instead of reducing i
the tax levy, as I understood it to be
you have actually raised it one-half
of one mill, and this additional onehalf
mill does not make the- stronger
counties help the weaker?the very
t.hinj;' I hav- bc.-n fighting for from;
"Gentlemen, 1 have no personal feel
ii:g in tms man-.r. it is nut a personal
matter. I am simply fighting, as 1
see it, trying to help raise the standard
of education in this State, and trying
to help the little children get an
education without a conip ilsory lash
laid across their backs, as is being attempted
to be done by some fanatics,
and, I am sorry to say., with the assis
tance of some few good people.
"Cole. L. Bleas>e,
The veto was overriden by the
senate. The features of the measure
were set out in the appropriation bill,,
of course, and in his message in re- J
gard to the appropriation bill, the;
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"section to. 11 il were uut l\ji u*io
section I would have vetoed the entire
appropriations for all the State
colleges, and while this section most
assuredly does not meet with my recommendation
or my request, yet it j
is in the nature of coming half way,!
and I will have to put up with it un- j
til next year when I shall renew my
fight, asking for the full one mill for|
the free public schools of South Caro- j
The 'ollowing, taken from the Columbia
Record relates to the occurrences
on the floor of the house following
the veto message of the governor
after midnight on Friday night:
"Mr. Nicholson of Greenwood in
supporting the measure said that the
chief executive of South Carolina
should not dictate to the legislative
body of the State. He scathingly ar- j
raigned the attitude of the governor, j
"Mr. Rembert of Richland next
gained the recognition of the chair.
H-e said he *is a political friend of the
governor and consulted him on the j
matter in question. Mr. Reoibert'
claimed that he went to the governor,
on his own volition to explain the bill
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" 'l am perfectly surprised,'" said Mr.
Rembert, 'that the governor vetoed
"Mr. Rembert said he stated the
text of the bill but he did not have
*he substance of the measure with;
"Mr! C. T. Wyche of Newberry d-e- j
+V10 hill ic n.it norfppt !
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but it is incumbent on the members
of the house to pass the bill, or stand
accused of stabbing the public schools
in the back.
"Mr. Williams of Pickens then gained
the recognition of the speaker. He j
v.-as of the opinion that the veto
should be sustained; because the leg
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lslature m suoteriuge is "iooiing me;
common people." He. vehemently op- j
posted the passage over the gover- j
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The baseball practice at the col-!
leg?' has piogressed rapidly during me i
past weeks and, at present the prospers
of a championship team are very
bright indeed. Coach Holloway will j
have the following old men aroundi
which co construct the champions of j
1913. Wise, Eidson, Epting, Floyd,)
Keitt and Shealy. For the benefit of
" 1 - - -- x 4- ^ ,3 Z v? nro YUlcVl
111060' Ill lei'tJoltJU ill tire team ??
to say that the chances of bringing
another championship to Newberry
seem very probable. The pitching
will bp ably cared for by Eidson and
Kpting, who form by far the strongest
twirling corp in the association. Shea
ly is showing up well behind the bat
and Clayton looks as if he will prove
a valuable assistant. Keitt will be j
seen on first -and R. Baker seems as- '
sured of the second sack, while Troutman
looks good for third. Short will
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UC* illieu <xi i |;i wuttuiiitj kj j v* v??. ~ Boland,
Brooks, or Davenport either:
of whom would fill the position sat-:
isfactorily. Captain Wise and Floyd
are sure of their jobs in left and center
field respectively, while for the
right garden position, S. Bak-er, Ilderton
and Oates are showing unusual
ability. A good team is assured the
college and the people of Newberry
for this year and one that will be in
the race from start to finish.
The natural science department of
*Viq nniiacp under the able direction j
of Prof. R. Z. Thomas, has made a 1
wonderful advance during the past j
few years, and is now one of the best!
science departments in the State. A,
government wireless expert was in j
the city during the holidays ana on1
being showD over the college, remarked
that Newberry had an as well
equipped science laboratory as he had j
ever seen in a college of its size.
A comnlete wireless telegraph sys-!
tem has been installed this year
which is able to communicate with
other stations. A very powerful XRay
nas also been installed and has
been very helpful in aiding the advanced
students in studying the make
up of the human body. JUustrated
icoj : :*< ? s are uoiiwr d to
the fceolo.-;y rl;:.-.s weekly a'ld has
| }> \iVui 10 oe one of t;.e most interest-i
irg branches of the department. Th
senior students are also given an adi
?aneed ccursc in inicioscopj.
I Dr. Thomas has proven untiring in
his efforts to make Xewberry compare jj
favorably with the other colleges in
the State and is to be congratulated ;
upon the success which he has attain- j
r; he Y. M. C. A. enjoyed a very in-;
terebting and instructive talk by Prof.
C. C. Hollo way last Sunday afternoon.
Viie io.lowing Juniors delivered \
1 orations before the student body last j
i Friday morning:
I "Inland Waterways," R. K. Wise.
"What's Your Life Work to You," A.1
| "The National Honor," B. J. Shealy.
"Blow Ignorance,' J. B. May'^s.
"Honest Men," H. E. Isenhour.
"The Farmers Will Unite," G. A.;
"The Lines of Advance," M. w. j
"Tolls and the Panama Canal," C.
The following men have been elected
by the Phrenakosmian literary so
ciety to serve on the Stylus staff for
the year 1913-14: K. M. Cou.its, H. F.
Bultman, C. D. Weimar, T. L. Riser,
and J. P. Derrick.
About eight students left Friday for
Spartanburg to attend the students'
conference of the' Y. M. C. A. The
conference is being held at Wofford
and Converse colleges.
>OTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION.
XT"A;"" awaK^t ornrnn fll-it t Vl ^ p\'P
is Licicu,y sucu mm, ~
cutive committ-ce of the Democratic
party of the city of Newberry hereby
orders a primary election to be held
for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for alderman for Ward 1, to
succeed Mr. W. H. Shelley, resigned,
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tn-e nrst primary 10 De uem uu i. ucaday,
March 11, 1913, and the second,
if one be necessary, on Friday, March
The same rules and regulations that
were adopted for the regular primary
will govern in this election. The fee
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of $5.00 must oe paia Dy eauu ctniuidate
and all pledges accompanied by
the fee, must be filed with the chair
man on or before noon of March 10,!
1913. The polls will open at 8 a. m. j
and close at 4 p. m. Th^ following!
managers hav-e been appointed: Hiram j
G. Speers, E. P. Bradley, and J. W. j
0. B. Mayer,
E. H. Aull, Chairman.
I Pay Cash|
For Hens 11c lb I
Roosters 7c lb
Frying Chicks, under 2 |
pounds 16c lb
Eggs 15c doz
Jas. D. Quattiebaum,
Prosperity, S. C.
NOTICE OF ELECTION IN TRINITY
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4o.
WHEREAS, one-third of the resi1? *
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Cieni tJltSULUJ 5 iii-iu iL nivc uvu ~- |
the resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one, of Trinity School District
Xo. 4."., of Newberry County, State of j
South Carolina, have filed a petition
with the County Board of Education
for Newberry County, South Carolina,
petitioning and requesting that an
election be held in the said district on
the question of levying an additional j
special annual tax of two mills, to be'
collected on the property located in
said School District.
Now, therefore, the undersigned
composing the County Board of Educa- j
tion for Newberry County, South Car- j
olina, do hereby order the Board of.
Trustees of said School District No. !
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( l nmiy senuui uismti; iu nv??v? u.. |
election on the said question of levying
an additional two mill tax to be j
collected on the property located in j
the said school district, which said
election shall be held at Trinity
school house, in the said school district
No. 45, on Friday, March 21,
1913, at which said election the polls
shall be opened at 7 o'clock in the
" 5 in
forenoon ana cios^u m t u .**
the afternoon. The members of the
board of trustees of said school dis
trict shall act as managers ui saiu
election. Only such electors as reside
in said school district and return real
or personal property for taxation, and
who exhibit their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in
general elections, shall be allowed to
vote. Electors favoring the levying
of the said tax shall cast a ballot coni
taining the word "yes" printed or
written thereon, and each elector opposed
to such a levy shall cast a hal- ^
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I it is the highes
It is constructed
I Vanadium Steel
of steel making i
You get more
buy a Ford.
I You can opera
Car. Ask the i
I owner i& a Ford
Why are there more
better, and you take no i
We have these cars
m m m m mw
I Mr. Mcis.ee to give you s
points of the Ford.
We also carry a full
to have you call and see
A Mother's Devotion
Mother's love is a love that passes I
understanding, and it exhibits itself in j
all animate creation. The mother hen I
would fight an elephant in defense of her
young, and a mother always exhibits a
wonderful consideration for her offspring.
That is why a mother is thoughtful
for the health of her child, and (lie j
Mother is the one who sees to it that a (
bottle of GOWANS, King of Externals
is always in the home, because Gowans
scatters infiamation. Croup is inflama4.-?
Tnst rubbed on. scatters
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colds and croups, and often prevents
pneumonia. All druggists sell Gowans
and guarantee it. No dangerous drugs.
It absorbs and is the thing for the infant, i
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Notice is hereFy given that we, the
undersigned, Jury Commissioners for
Newberry County, S. C., will in the
office of the Clerk of Court at 9 o'clock
a. m., February 28 1913, openly and
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publicly draw tne names m .1 it 1-U.C14. LU |
serve as Grand Jurors for one year,
and the names of thirty-six "men to
serve as Petit Jurors at the Court of
General Sessions, which will convene
at Newberry, S. C., March 17, 1913.
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberry |
County, S. C.
February 17, 1913.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
A written petition having been presented
to the undersigned trustees of
Whitmire School District, No. 52, of
Newberry County, South Carolina, j
signed by at least one-third of the J
resident electors and a like proportion
of the resident freeholders of the
age of twenty-one years, of said district,
asking that an election be held
to determine whether or not Whitmire
School District, j\o. bz, win issue <uiu
sell coupon bonds aggregating Sfty
hundred dollars, payable within 20
lot containing the word "no" written
or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seal on
March 1, 1913.
E. H. Aull,
E. 0. Counts,
J. S. Wheeler,
County Board of Education.
JL Id VT
>t priced quality Cai
throughout of Vana
is the finest steel knc
ind is the most expe
i value for your mc
ite it at less expense
man who owns on
i Ford cars sold than all other
risk in buying one.
in stocky and will be glad for y
t demonstration, and show yoi
stock of supplies and if you c
us when in need of anything
City Opera Hoi
I lhe i
As presented for A. Bi
two years at the impo
Haymarket Thea- jj
tre, London, two
years at the Com- ^L
edy Theatre, New
York, and six
months at Prin- ||
cess Theatre Chic a
The cost u m i n g
takes you back to
the time of 1860, ?^
that period so dear Wjm
to the Southern
heart. The crinoline,
and poKe Donnets
of the women and
the old fashioned
coats and tall hats
of the men give an
unaccus t o m e d
note which New- ?
berry will be quick
to appreciate. . ^
Prices: 50c, 75c, ;
Seat sale now at
years, at the rate of interest not exceeding
six per cent, per annum, payable
annually, foT the purpose of
erecting buildings and for equipment
for maintaining public school in said
*~ fj-vr oij?H numo-sp is here
am civ/vcavy** i.w* k7v*? -v* x~ _ jc?
by ordered to be held at WhitmiTe, on
Friday, March 7, 1933 at which election
only qualified voters residing in I
said district shall be allowed to vote.
The ballot cast must have written or
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dium Steel, and
?wn to the world
>ney when you
: than any other
e. Every Ford
s? Because they are
ou to call and have our
ii some of the superior I
wn a car will be glad
Repair work done
use, Friday, Mar. 7
Messrs. Shubert and Wm.
radv announce a specially
rted company of players
HE SENSATIONAL COM>Y
SUCCESS OF TWO
ic I FT I
SI.00 and $1.50
Gilder $ Weeks,
printed on it the words, "For Bonds,'
or "Against Bonds." The following
are hereby appointed managers 01 bsuq
election: S. A. Jeter, C. H. Rice, Jr.,
T. W. Cole. Thje polls will open at 7
a. m., and close at 4 p. m.
Z. H. Suber,
T. W. Ooleman,
Trustees Whitmire School District,
No. 52, Newberry County, S. C.
February 17, 1913.