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A EDK ATiOViL I)EPART>IENT
iL; FAIR AM) FIELD DAY
(Continued From Page Two.)
DECISION OF ,H D(iES.
W^m Literary Contests?
R Fiisi Grade Reading?James Hud- ;
Rson, Smyrna, first; He.en Boyd Connor, |
^.lalapa, second; Sarah Boland. Litt'e!
Second Grade Reading?Effie Player,
>eer's Street, first; Julia Quattlebaum,
rosperitjr, second; Willie Mae Stone,;
Ifcird and Fourth Grade Reading?!
fcetta Buzhart, Speers Street, first,
roecca Harman, Prosperity, second;
.Helen *oik, jaiapa, imra.
Fifta, Sixth and Seventh Grades j
.Reading?Ruby Cook, Mt. Pilgrim, j
first; Aubry Tilled, Speers Street, second;
Edward Epting, Boundary Street, [
i .. third.
' Eighth, Ninth, Tenth Grades?Fannie
Eleazer, dewberry High school, first;
Moss Fellers, Prosperity, second; Julia !
Blair, Deadiall, third.
Third: and Fourth Grades Spelling? !
Maude Hamilton, Boundary Street, |
first; Margaret Farrow, Speer Street,
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Grades Spelling
?Janie Dell Paysinger, Speers street,
first* Lottie Mills, O'Xeall, second;
: Boundary, street; Carrie
Folk, Zion, third.
^iighth, Ninth irenth Grades?Zion,
first; Silverstreet, second; Little Moun-!
* tain, t^ird.
- / .First - and. Second Grades Compoeijptibn^C4ary;'.\
Alice * Hipp, Boundary
I Street, first; Walter Spearman, Deart;
j faU, second; James Aull, Pomaiia,
r IThird and Fourth Grades Composi'
tion^-Trox,eUe W>ri& t, Speers Street,
first; Violet Lester, Fair view, second; i
Alma Gibson, Prosperity, third.
Fifth,, Six and Seventh Composition
I ?Mameb McWaters, Prosperity, first;
Susie Maude Wilson, Speers Street,
| second; Daisy Young., Zion, third.
V5f?hri \inth Tenll: Grades Compo- ,
sition?Caro Wyclie, Prosperity, first; j
Julia Summer, Newberry High school, ;
second; Norris Setzler, Pomaria. tnirti.
Fourtli and Fifth Grades Arithmetic?David
Hayes, Speers Street, first;
Everett Hipp, Boundary Street, secomki;
Bernice Merchant, Prosperity,
Sixt!: and Seventh Grades Arithmetic?Nellie
Wise, Prosperity, first;
L4riel Bowers, Mt. Pilgrim, second;
Grace Boozer, Kinards, third.
- Eighth Graeme Arithmetic?'Wilfcsi:Bocr.er,
Kinards, first; Drayton Nance,
i Newberry, second; Ray Dawkins, EI?
L Creek, third.
^ Elementary School Boys' Declar-;a
B tion?Harold Hipp, Boundary streer,
first; Virgil Derrick, Little Mountain,
H Elementary School Girls' DeclaT.?-1
^T^tion?Bertie Sauer, Prosperity, first,
W Marguerite Burns, Boundary Street, j
second; Annie Ward, Hart ord, thivd.'
First Honor?iXewberry Hi^h scnco1. j
Second Honor?Boundary Street and ;
Prosperity and Speers Street.
Fifth Honor?West End and Hunter- j
Sixth Honor?St. Luke's.
T^ere were by actual count 2,200 ;
people in parade. Almost every school j
, in tl e county was represented in the :
parade. The following schools were i
present: Newberry High school, Spe?rs ?
Street, Boundary Street, iWest End, I
Oakland, Mollohon, Mt. Bethel, Long j
Lane, 'Cromer, McCrary, Deadfall, Uto- J
pia, Hartford, Johnstone, St. Luke?,!
Prosperity, Saluda, O'Neall, Fairview,!
Swilton, Big Creek, Central, St. Phil-:
ips, Rutherford, Broad River, New j
Hope, Pomaria, G-armany, Mt. Pleasant,
Little Mountain, Wiieel-and, Hunter-DeWalt,
St. Paul, Excelsior, Mt.
Pilgrim, Mudlic, Chappells, Reed-ers.vill-e,
Bush Rirrer, Smyrna, Trinity,
Burton, Tranwood, Jalapa, Kinards,
WMtmire, Mollohon, Betheden, Fork,;
HIGHT SCHOOL lATHLETIOS.
Prosperity, 22 points; Newberry, 14;
'New Hops, 11; Zion, 9; Little Mountain,
Prosperity, 14; Zion, 11; West End,,
7; McCrary, 5; Smyrna, 5; Little Moun- j
tain, 1; Swilton, 1.
fVIt. Pilgrim, 5; Prosperity, 5; Trinity,
4; Zion, 3; McCrary, 1.
The C. X. and L. railroad operated a
special train from Little Mountain on
yesterday and had four coadbes wiih.
something over a hundred to the coach.
To Kepeat the Playe
By request of a number of persons,
the Hunter-DeWalt school will repeal
the play, "The Only Girl,' on Wednesday
night, April 7. The same prices,
15 and 25 cents, will prevail. The public
is invited to attend. At the other
presentation of the play tl'r.ere was a i
capacity house. The proceeds go to j
th? improvement of the school. When j
you attend you not only get full value j
for your money and have a pleasant'
evening, but you c >ntribute to a goo<l j
JjiiADLKYS LETTER TO JONES
}ir. Vt\ JJr.dlcy Writes Explanation
to ('omT>tro!!er (Jcneral As to
Columbia, S. . Jan. 6, 1915.
Hon. A. W. .J nes, Comptroller Genera!,
Columbia, S. C.
Sir-?Rv i.nur direction. 1 have made
some investigation into r e grand j
jury's presentment in Newberry county,
at the fall term of court, insofar
as the tax department of said county
was concerned, and I respectfully report
ti e following:
Work in the county auditor's office
in Xewberrv county has been greatly
increased by reason of the many special
school districts created in the last
few years. The tax assessments for
tl ese sc hool districts have to be made |
independent of tf:e regular duplicate J
"nd then interlined on the treasurer's j
duplicate, as tlie tax districts and the
school districts are not the same.
? - - _ . i
There are sometmng line ten 01 inesspecial
school districts in one town
ship. This mucin is said in extenuation
of the county auditor's dereliction
in not having his books ready to tur.-i ,
over to tl e treasurer by October 1st.
About October 20th I went to Newberry
by your direction to help make
up the treasurer's duplicate. I fouuii
the auditor's duplicate practically
made up and tfce special school book
in progress of completion. The names
had been copied on the treasurer's ,
duplicate, as I \ras informed, some |
months previous. j
As the treasurer s duplicate should
ViotTQ Kaon /v^mnlAfpd anr! turned over 1
jifltc uxvu vv*mj^*v?vvi ??
some weeks previous, I lelt the neces-1
sity for hastening the work, which l
did, working an average of about lo
'. ours per day. The treasurer's dupli-|
cate was completed in about 15 days,,
and, barring a few clerical errors, some
of which I will mention in detail, and
which si ould not im.olve any loss
either to the county or tne county
treasurer, it is correct.
The county treasurer called my attention
to the following:
First. That property and taxes appeared
on five or six lines of the treas
urer's duplicate witft no name against
them. I informed the treasurer t"'.at
those names had been added at the
bottom of pages on the auditor's duplicate,
after the names had been written
cn the treasurer's duplicate, which I
found to be t':e case. In a 'few moments
I secured, tf ese names from the
auditor's duplicate and fTed them wita
the treasurer. There was no propsrty
Second. Ti^at several tracts of land
?nd personal property had been left
off the auditor's books entirely, and
hence off of the treasurer's duplicate.
T *-?/-* f cm inf A-t'"'1Q
V\ iHiC i 1. uu u nut (,? ... ? w -J.. . .J
to any considerable extent in ti e f.Nw
hours I ^'3s in Newberry, I think h
like.'y that the auditor's duplicate will
compare favorably in this respect with
Those of most of the counties of the
State. O* course, the auditor and
treasurer are expected to eaten up any
rroperty left off and collect on additional
returns, as is done every year
in every county of the State.
T ird. It was pointed out that one
page of the treasurer's duplicate was
one dollar out of balance in the total
column. JTbis is true. In extending:
the doIIs. doss, special and regular
taxes to the total column there was an j
ri ;rr of one dollar, which was bal- j
anced by an error in addition of one j
Fourth. It was pointed out tJhat the j
acres had not been copied with abso-j
lute accuracy from the auditor's dupli-!
cate to the treasurer's duplicate. For j
instance, 188 acres as charged on the I
auditor's books was charged 118 on
the treasurer's duplicate. This is tn;e,
but the correct valuation was charged
as of 188 acres. In the haste to get
tf-ip rinnlicate ready for the treasurer, j
we were of course careful as to values,
but did not make careful comparison
of the acres, and there may be occasional
discrepancies of this nature, but
they do not involve loss.
Fifth. And perhaps of more impcrtance
than auy other apparent error '
was the fact that certain property anc |
tax appear on fc^e special school dup^i-!
cate D.at is not carried to the treas-1
urer's duplicate at all; and certain j
items of special school tax appear on !
the treasurer's duplicate charged to in-;
dividuals who have no property I
charged to them on the treasurer's du- j
? ^ rnV I ~ V? o ??? + s\ V.? AvnloirtQH I
puca.lt*. 1 Uia V* iil UC CAyjai'.iv,
at length to be fully understood.
As stated at the outset, wlien I
reached Is'ewberry the auditor's duplicate
was practically completed, as was
also the special school duplicate. The
auditor in making up his special school
duplicate had taken the property from
the tax returns instead o'f Ibis dupli- [
cate. In tfcis way he copied some prop-I
erty on the special school book as a j
basis for that tax that had been emitted !
from -his regular duplicate. And in a '
fp-rc- iric;tnnpp(; tho flmmint of nronertv !
in the name of the same individual was *
not fete same on the auditor's regular
duplicate and his special duplicate.
Tiese facts did not develop until 1
began interlining the special school
I ta.w-s c/*i t;;? treasurer's duplicate, an ! [
I when we weiv in a manner jJosi:::: up |
i To guar;! against any loss to
treasurer bv reason o: the.se items ap- j
pearing on the special school book *!:at !
had no property basis on the regit1 ar J
1 . ..?- - - ^ - i i? i ?. . ii
, jupn. au', ana in oraer 10 ua:ain:e j
interlined special school tax on the
treasurer's duplicate with the special
school duplicate, 1 began making a list
of the property omitted, which the aud-1
ilor wou'd later make additionals tor.
I 2 ad gone throngi with Newborn
! township in this way when the treas-j
arer came into the auditor's office. I '-x-!
plained to him the occasional diserep- j
ancies between the charges on the spe- i
cial sc ool duplicate and the auditor'-;!
Juplicate and told L im that 1 was keep- j
ing a list of the omitted property in j
order to get a balance. He said that!
he was going to be charged on his a')- I
J stract with all the special school tax,!
'and hence l..e wanted it a"l to be car-|
! ried to the treasurer's duplicate. A!-1
ter tf at I carried all special schooi j
taxes to the treasurer's duplicate, i
whether the taxpayer had property i
charged to him on ti e treasurer's duplicate
or not. A list of the omiued I
property is in the hands of H e auditor j
and he understands that additional!
are to be issued and charged as supplemental
taxes. Owing to the system
of levying special schoo! taxes in
Newberry county, which is to make up
a seperate duplicate and interline on
the treasurer's duplicate, it is very dilficult
to balance these interlineations
against ti e original special school
4.s already state, some townships are
'divided into many special school dis|
tricts. These items were balanced, [
'however, and are approximately corI
rect, and if the auditor and treasurer
aie careful there need not be the
; slightest loss on this account,
j Another matter whid the treasurer
i called my attention v.*as that in two
j of the townships, the dogs, polls and j
i ordinary taxes had not been extended j
! to the total column. There was no '
'special school taxes in those two town!
The treasurer is entirely within his
rights in complaining of this, but a^ a
matter of fact it was not at all es
: sential :;or his protection, and few of
| the auditors of the State extend these
items to the total column at all. It
was left undone in tJ.:is instance because
we V ought it of greater imnor- I
ranee 10 open me dooks ior me i:ui.-c;>
I tion of taxes than to consume more j
time in unnecessary work.
| l.V'e iiar.e given in detail such mat;
ters as were brought to our attention, i
The books were made up hurriedly ani |
are not as satisfactory as might f)c
desired; but insofar as any matte:*
i brou# t to our attention is concerned
, they need not and wfl not involve any
loss to V e county treasurer or to :h^
1 county. Treasurer Epps is a very
efficient and a very painstaking official
and he has doubtless felt more or less
anno-.ance tl at he has not recei . ed hu
; books promptly. He is entirely justi-1
; fiable, too, in looking with the greatest j
! care into any apparent error in 'Ms j
' J 1 ' - ~ i* ^ tiio/Ia nn . 1 ? J
I QUpiICcllfcf, SlUUe 11 was rnauc up iu
; haste. But we feel sure that witi'i the
: care ordinarily exercised by county
tax officials, working in harmony, the .
| treasurer has nothing to fear in col- I
lecting on the duplicate now in iris f
W. W. Bradley.
A REPLY TO AUDITOR E. S. WERTS.
Auditor Werts published in the cjunty
papers of March 16th, 1915, a letter
written by himself to Gov. Blease, saia
letter dated December 15, 1914.
I will reply only to that portion of
his Jetter as bears directly on the
actions of ti e grand jury. Auditor
Werts says the grand jury came to
their conclusions by taking the word
o:f persons not directly connected witu
now an a was unfair tn him because
they did not give him an opportunity
to explain; did not go to his office or
investigate his work.
Now, tor the facts in the case, as
borne out by tl':e word 6f honor of
eighteen good grand jurymen. When
t':.e committee from the grand jury
found the auditor's duplicate in the
treasurer's office to be so full of errors
as to astound them, they at once went
to Auditor JWterts' office to look further
into the conditions there. He was not
in his office, although it was office
hours and court in session. The grand
jury tften as a whole demanded tiiat
Auditor Werts be brought before them.
They appealed to the court to produce
Mr. Werts. The sheriff was instructed
to arrest Mr. Werts and bring !tim before
the grand jury. The sheriff found
Mr. Werts and caused him to appear
at once in the grand jury room to an-;
swer the summons of the grand jury, i
The poor condition of the books was j
then brought closely to his attention !
2nd ':e v.as asked to make a statement |
or any explanation he saw fit in refer-'
enee to (his errors. He coudl not, or '
would r.ot explain one thing. Said he
had no statement to make. He was |
asked many questions in reference to
the errors, but ihe refused to say anything
or make one single satisfactory j
reply, or give a reason for the deplor- !
eon iiilo;.?? his books, fhr uran.l
j. ' \\ a.- .e t a-oL.'iHiji cl.-t* To do x).tl
]io:t r e (or. litions a- they fcind
.hem, which tii y did wir. .cvt fear
.aver. The facts ave <:iil in evidence
'> t !-e tr< asrrer's ctfice, although Auditor
Worts has had more than t: r*?e
:ii'>nr s to coned the errors, which h
has not done.
Mul he was ara!n reported for dereliction
of duty at the last term of
.ourt. The public can jud?e for its' if ;
as to is fitness for the responsible |
:csit'"on he holds.
Rut tiie :acts are still there that he j
as been derelict in his duty and that j
his work is full of errors, notwithstanding"
he says t) e grand jury did
not know what it was doing.
There is a great deal more that could j
' e said in connection with our investi- !
nation of his office, but I am sorry for
Mr. Werts and will refrain.
AFTER THREE YEARS
Newberry Testimony Remains Dnshaken j
IT'.me is the best test of truth. Here !
is a Newberry story that has stood j
the test of time It is a story with a i
point v hich will come straight tome!
to many of us.
John W. Reagin, shoemaker, 1221 j
Nance St., Newberry, says: "My back I
was awfully weak and I had other j
symptoms of kidney trouble; pains
through my back being the princiixxl j
ailment. I used Doan's Kidney Pills j
and the pain cea&ea. i give mis m^ui- j
cine tf e' credit." (Statement given
March 21 1911).
OVEk THREE YEARS LATER Mr.
Reagin added: "I have just as much
faith in Doan's Kidney Pills today as!
when I endorsed them some time ago. j
I don't know anything better for kid- j
nev trouble than Doan's Kidney Pills." j
Price 50, at all dealers. Don't simply
ask for a kidney remedy?get
Dean's Kidney Pills?the same that Mr.!
Reagin had. Foster-MilburnCo., Props.,;
Buffalo, N\ Y.
"Me for 'GETS IT'
When I Have Corns"!
Simple As Saying It; >~e?er Fails.
It does your heart good to see <how
easily and quickly any corn comes oat
when you put "GETS-IT'on! and then :
v hen you've gone along Tor years try- j
ing- everything, when you've sat up j
nights wrapping up your toes in han- 1
dages, smearing on sUves that rub off
or swell up the corn, pasting on cotton
plasters that make corns pop-eyed,
slaughtering your toes witJh razors,
jabbing them with knives and pruning
to the quick with scissors?and then
you put on 2 drops of "GETS-IT" and
see your cofn fall right out?why, it
just looks like a miracle. Just try it.
"GETS-IT1' never fails. No pain, no
trouble. Use it for any corn, callus, j
wart or bunion.
"GETS-IT" is sold by druggists everywhere,
25c a bottle, or sent direct
by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago. Sold
in 'Newberry and recommended as the
world's best corn cure by P. E. Way,
W. G. Mayes and Gilder & Weeks.
DR. L E. CRIMM
the well Jtegfr-x
will be in g' _
Monday, April 5th
This letter speaks for itself that it
will pay you to consult Dr. Crimm
about your eyes. Consultation free:
Mrs. Jno. N. Livingston, of Kinard, j
writes under date of Dec. 17, 1913: j
' r^- T ^ r'fimm T am hisjily i
LSI . i.. JLJ. X a aaa ^ w
pleased and greatly benefited by the
spectacles you fitted for me at Newberry
some time ago and take great
pleasure in recommending your skill
as an eye specialist to one and all."
All glasses at the most reasonable!
prices. Come and see t)':.e new style
"shell eye glasses."
Office oyer 3Ir. Burton's real estate
office, opposite Herald and >~ews bnild.
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The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
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His wife's action, when Ja
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greatest stage triumph of
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DOCTORS SAID HE HAD DROPSY
Some time ago I had an attack of
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and bladder. I doctored with the
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I tried other remedies and got no relief
from any of them. My condition was
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