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S. C., as 2?d class matter.
e. h. aull, editor.
Tuesday, February 3, 1914.
We wonder what the situation j
would be in South Carolina if every j
bill which has been introduced dur- j
* ins this legislature should be enact- J
ed into law.
President Wilson's personal representative,
John Lind, continues to
keep his mouth shut, and the ?>lexicaus
continue to shoot each other. It
makes us shudder to think what
would happen if Mr. Lind should open
We are gratined to note that the
supervisor of Richland hVs "placed
a chain gang in the Dutch Fork" and
is "working on the road-.to the mountains."
Tjis means that the Richland
supervisor is working on his section
of the road between Newberry and
In protesting against a measure
passed by the house of representatives
of the South Carolina legislature,
the News and Courier says: "The
bouse of representatives knew what
it thought the voters wanted, and it
was prompt to act." Well, if the
members of the house of representatives
are not sent to the house to represent
the "voters," whom are they
sent there to represent?
The split log drag is about to win
out in Spartanburg.?Spartanburg
And just to think that The Herald
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and News is a pioneer in the agita- I
tion for the use of the split log drag
and the battle is not near won in
Newberry yet. But it is writ somewhere
that the race is not always to
the swift nor the battle to the strong,
so we still have faith and hope, and
will surely win at last.
About time to revive the slogan?
the split log drag. The split log drag
s&ould be used throughout the enfire
year. A fine new year resolution for
all who use the public roads would
be: Resolved, That I will use the split
log drag once a week, at least, during
the year 1914.?Rock Hill Herald.
/ It is a good resolution. The slogan
should never need reviving. It should
never go to sleep or become drowsy.
We need not only the slogan but the
actual work on the roads. It is so
simple?the split log drag?does such
good work, at so small a coat, the ;
wonder is the people do not use it <
more extensively. It may be its simplicity
and its cheapness are against
it. Some times people do not value
a thing as much good unless it costs
a lot. Suppose you try tfce split log
drag on the road by your home. Get
the neighbors to join with yon and be <
a friend to man by dragging the road.
THE TRAGEDY OF THE MONROE.
The tradegy of the sea in whicfn 19 .
passengers and 22 seamen lost their
lives when the Old Dominion liner
Monroe was, sunk as the result of a
collision with the steamer Nantucket,
off the Virgina coast, is another of
those fearful accidents which now
and again, with very short intervals
of time between, startle and shock
the civilized world. With all the wonderful
knowledge wkich man has,
srained and has aDDlied in the arts 1
and sciences?in the building c-f railroads
and of steamships, linking cities
and nations and continents?with, all !
this wonderful genius which has
wrought the miracle of today which
becomes the commonplace of tomorrow,
death still lurks in unexpected
places upon the land and rides upon
Such tragedies as that of the early
[hours of Friday morning brings men
closer together in. a sympathy which
is felt bv every man and woman of
heart and soul. And it is to the
credit of the age that every such recent
tragedy has given to the age and
to the race its rich legacy of selfsacrificing
devotion to the fine ideals
which gave this nation its hirth and
made it great The wireless opera- ^
lor of the Monroe, of whom it is re- i
lated that he "took off his own life
preserver and strapped it around a J
woman just before the steamer went
down," was as splendid in this laying
down of his life that a woman might
ho ovpr wn? soldier who !
charged in the face of the cannon for !
his country's flag.
In the tragedy qf the Monroe, as in j
that of the Titanic, while the wraith !
of death hovered above the dark waters,
through the darkness there shone
the brightness of many deeds of
splendid devotion to duty and true
heroism which show that men are yet
noble and true. And if there could
be any compensation for -dbe sorrow
of such a tragedy, it is that.
THE INCOME TAX LA1T.
The house of representatives would
do a great service for the tax-payers
of South Carolina if it would take
the bill which has passed the senate
providing for the repeal of the income
tax law and substitute for this
measure a measure which will pro-'
vide a scod income tax law and the |
means for its enforcement. The trouble
is not with the principle of the
law, but in its lack of enforcement.
Property tax of course will continue
to be the piiacipal tax from which
tine revenues of the State must be derived,
but there should be an income
tax law and it should be enforced.
The application of the principle which
underlies the income tax tends to
equalize the burden taking into consideration
the ability to pay, and the
fundamental principle of just fcr:ation
is that every citizen shall i-jqtnbute
his pro rata share to the sispporc
of the government according to
If a man buys a home, no matter
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UUW Hi. U L" 11 lie Hid j urre ujjwu. n,
scon as the title passes to him he is
liable for ta^es upon, the entire
amount of the taxable value of the
property. A man who buys a home
for $5,000, and is able to pay only
$500 of the purchase price, giving a
mortgage for the remainder, pays
taxes upon the taxable value of the
entire $5,000 of property, though in
reality he owns but a tenth of it, and
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is paying iuiext;su, wmvu 10 icau; j
rent, to the real owner of the prop- j
erty. The real owner of nine-tenths |
of the property is Jhe man who, if i
his income from this and other sources
be sufficient to come within the provisions
of such income tax law as
may be upon the statute books, should
ha reauired to x>av a tax upon his
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WTiat is true of tfoe purchase of a \
home, as in the instance above cited,
applies equally to the purchase and
ownership of farm lands and other
We believe that an income tax
measure should be graduated, upon
the same principle that the citizen ;
should be required to support * the i
government according to his finan-!
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The present income tax law upon
our statute books is practically worthless
because it is not enforced. But
an income tax law can be enforced if j
the proper machinery is provided for
its enforcement, would be based upon
principles of justice and would tend
to equalize libe burden of taxation, j
We do not know what the disposi- 1
tion of the house of representatives
may be in the matter. The bill to repeal
the present law without giving
anything in its place passed easily in
the senate. We hope there is some
member of the house who has given
thought to the matter and who will
direct tiae attention of the house to
the need of an equitable income tax
law, with the proper provisions for j
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Women in Columbia with the Statej
university has been recommended
favorably by the ways and means committee
of the house for passage by
the legislature. That means, as we
understand it, that this college then
becomes a State college and a part
of the university where the young j
ladies may be educated. The proper-1
ty is turned over to the State and
the State assumes the management of
the college and provides the expense
It sroms to us that this would be
better than to build more dormitories
at Winthrop and cost the State no
more money. The only thing that
would cause us to hesitate on the
proposition is that we are spending
so much more money on higher institutions
than on the common schools
in proportion that it would seem that
if the State is going to put more
money in education it should first go
to the common schools. However, we
are not doing as much for the girls
as we are for the boys.
This is fine property in Columbia
and the two schools could work together
to great advantage to both and
at a minimum of cost.
We notice by the papers that the
trustees of Winthrop are going to op
pose the consonaation. we are sorry.
That is not the right spirit. "Winthrop
will get all she wants. Just invite the
members of the legislature up and
have the girls to serve them at lunch
and flatter the old fellows a little and
they won't have the heart to oppose
anything asked for the c'cllege.
In conversation with' a couple
business men and capitalists of the
town the other day one of them suggested
that it would be a good idea
for the town to sell tne water ana
electric plants now owned by the town
to the Southern Power company and
take the money thus realized and put
it in the improvement or rather the
building of some streets. He stated
that arrangements could be made by
which guarantee could be obtained
that the rates for water and lights
and power would be no greater than
at present and possibly we could get
fchpm for less.
The Dukes, who own the Southern
Power company, would then be interested
in the town %nd would probably
put money in otlter enterprises
in the town, and it would not be long
before we would have an electric car
We think the suggestion is worth
considering and we would be glad to
have expressions of opinions from
our property owners and business
men on the subject. We know at one
time the town refused to entertain a
proposition for sale, but things change i
and if it would be to our interests to
sell w!hy not do so. This is said with
no intention of criticising the present
management for the town's power
and water plant but in the inter.
ests of the growth of the community.
Speaking for The Herald and
News we believe it is the proper thing
to do and if k were done it would
mark the beginning of a greater development.
We need some streets and in fact
the beginning of the growth of almost
any city dates from the beginning of
the building of streets. The money
from*the sale of this plant would go'
? long ways in street building.
Take the other towns in which the i
Southern Power company has enter- j
od and look at the results. That is'
:ke best test. What has been done
for them could be done for Newberry.
It is worth considering.
James D. Jfance Camp.
James D. Napce camp, No. 336, U.
C. V., met at the court house at 11
o'clock a. m., J. F. J. Caldwell, first
lieutenant, presiding. On motion,
election was held for delegates to attend
the Confederata Veterans reunion
that meets in Jacksonville, Fla.,
April 29 and 30 aud May 1, 1914, with
the folio wins result: M. M. Buford,
J. F. J. Caldwall, N. H. Young, J. G.
Rikard, Z. W. Bedenbaugh, Jno. W.
Reagin, J. W. Gary, William Y. Fair,
\V. W. Riser, John Bass, R. I. Stoudemayer.
H. W. Bowles.
The following delegates were elected
to attend the State runion to be
held in Anderson: M. M. Buford, W.
W. Bullock, W. Y. Fair, J. G. Rikard,
R. T. C. Hunter, D. A. Dickert, J. W.
Reagin, A. A. Nates, R. T. Caldwell,
John Bass, James B. Reagin, J. 0.
On motion, William Y. Fair, R. T.
Caldwell and John W. Reagin were
appointed on committee to select
sponsors for Jacksonville and State
The following officers were elected
to serve one year or until t&eir successors
are duly elected and installed,
J. W. Gary, commander.
J. F. J. Caldwell, first lieutenant
D. A. Dickert, second lieutenant
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M. M. Buford, adjutant.
. J. P. Blair, quartermaster.
W. G. Peterson, commissary.
James Mcintosh, surgeon.
S. G. Welch, assistant surgeon.
J. A. Sligh, chaplain.
William Jo-hnson, treasurer,
j W. C. Sligh, sergeant major.
! J. W. Reagin, officer of the day.
N. H. Young, color sergeant.
E. P. Bradley, vidette.
R. T. C. Hunter, first color sergeant
L. S. Bowers, second sergeant.
W. H. Wallace, historian.
The following members have died
since May 10, 1913:
Capt. H. H. Folk, May 14, 1913;
Adam Kibler, May 16, 1913; George M.
i Shealy, (May 27, 1913; P. M. Hawkins,
| September 27, 1913; J. E. Williams.
J October 13, 1913; Dr. Geo. A. Setzler,
[November 4. 1913; William M. Bobb,
i November 13, 1913; J. M. Workman,
Sr., December 19, 1913; John C.
I Duckett, December 29, 1913; H. Levi
i Gruber, January 19, 1914.
Camp adjourned to meet in the
court house May 10, 1914.
J. F. J. Caldwell,
First Lieutenant, Presiding.
M. M. Buford,
Newberry. S. C., February 2, 1914.
j The new directory of the Southern
| Flell Telephone company has been deliverd
to the subscribers in Newber;
ry and Prosperity .by Manager J. J.
Roach. The new directory is attractive
in appearance and contains all
t're changes and corrections in listings
that !have been made since the
; 'ast directory was printed.
The number of new names appearj
ing in the list would indicate that
| there are constant additions to the
; number of subscribers in Newberry
j and Prosperity a?id vicinity and the
j telephone development is continuous.
The Southern Bell Telephone company
has evolved a plan whereby it
| furnishes telephone service to farmers
and other rural residences, on an
economical basis. As 3, result the
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I teiepnone is now vae ruie raiuer liiuu
j the exception, on the farm and farmi
ers in all sections of the State are
j installing telephones in their homes.
The plant of the Southern Bell Telephone
company in Newberry and
Prosperity is maintained at a high
state of efficiency and the subscribers
are well satisfied with the service
Manger J/J. Roadh is rendering.
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ird car of Tennesse
We have any kin
from 900 to 1,300 p<
;tra nice Tennessee 1
horse, one combinat
se our corn and ha;
do our own work.
ill save you $25.00 ]
ht from us this wee
rosperity, S. <
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
Sunday School Hosts to Gather at Anderson.?
Out of State Speakers.
The programme for the State Sunday
School convention at Andeson,
February 11-13. is unusually attractive.
The miisic will be one of the
most interesting features. Mr. Harold
C. Lowden, of Philadelphia, will
conduct a choir of more than 100
voices. Mr. Lowden is a fine conductor,
and a composer of note. This is
the first time he has been to a convention
in this State, and his coming
is a great event. Mr. Alvin W. Roper,
of Winona Lake, Ind., will be t&e
pianist. So marvelous is Mr. Roper's
skill that he has been called the
"W'izrd of the Piano/' He has played
at several of the International conventions
and at the World's convention
held in Washington. His playing
at these conventions was so remarkable
thaj; he has won a great reputation
the world round. Music lovers
are looking forward with' a great
eagerness to hearing Mr. Roer.
The most spectacular feature of-tne
convention will be the men's Bible
class parade at 7:30 o'clock Friday
evening when 1,500 men?carrying
transparancies?will march through
the streets of the city of Anderson.
At the head of this magnificent parade
will march ex-Go v. Ansel; of
Greenville, several mayors of the
towns near Anderson, and Rev. J. W.
i Speake, the chairman of the parade
committee. Tuis splendid line of men !
will march to tibe conventicn church, |
I where they will be addressed by Dr.
j L. N. Caley, of Philadelphia, Dr. Wilj
liam J. Williamson, of St. Louis, and
j Mr. J. Shreve Durham, of Chicago. !
I The Sunday school, superintendents I
at the convention will be tendered a
'banquet in the dining room of St.
Johns Methodist church, on Friday
afternoon, February 11. Preceding
this banquet there will be a conference
for the superintendents led by
Mr. D. W. Sims, general secretary of
tfhe Georgia Sunday School association*
Anderson is making splendid pre
parations for tne great numDer ui |
Sunday school people who are plan- !
nlng to go there next week.
Death of Mr. A. K. Lester.
(Mr. Allen M. Lester, a prominent
citizen and merchant of Prosperity,
died rather suddenly at his home in
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Prosperity on Friday morning last.
Mr. Lester bad been in bad bealtli
for some time from a complication of U
diseases though he had not been con- ?
fined to his bed.
He was a native of the St. Lukes
section of the county but had resided
in Prosperity for a number of years, m
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At uue units vl xiib utJctuu ue was cugaged
in the mercantile business.
He was a member of the Lutheran. H
church and a good substantial citizen m
whose death would be a loss to any I
community. Mr. Lester was 64 }&ears I
He is survived by his wife and fl
three daughters and one "soil'-" One of j
the daughters is the wife of Mr. J. V
D. Quattlebaum. The other two are S
unmarried. The son is a cadet at M
West Point. All the family were
home at the funeraV, wthich was held
on Saturday, interment at the Prosperity
cemetery, service conducted by
the Rev. E. W. Leslie, his pastor. J
Death of An Infant. 9
'The two-weeks old baby of Mr. ani
Mrs. W. J. McBee died in ""Oakland v
mill village l^te Saturday niglit and w
was buried in Rosemont cemetery
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, service
by the Rev. Gobe' Smith.
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At the residence of Mrs. Gruber,
mother of the bride, at Mollohon mill, V
at one o'clock p. m., Sun- fl
day, February 1, Mr. Walter l.m
Edwards and Miss iMamie BallentineH
were married by Dr. J. A. Bowers.
The Heralds and News extends its B
best wishes to the happy young couple.
ST. LUKES SCHOOL ELECTION.^
The election heretofore ordered fl
us to be held at St. Lukes SchoM
House in School District No. 13,
Newberry County, in said State,
Saturday, the 7th day of February*
1914, on the question of levying
mill tax on all the taxable propel
in said School District under SectJ
1742 Vol. 1 of tflie 1912 Code of Lafl
of S. C., is hereby called off for tH
date and postponed to some later tfaJH
to be fixed by this board, due pubS
notice of which wilL be given, on aS
count of an epidemic of small pox^
said School District
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S. J. Derrick, ^
J. S. Wheeler,
County Board of Education
berry County, S. C.