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Entered at the Postoffice at Newfeary,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday. November 30, 1915.
A OIQIE DECISION.
(The Zion school district in 1912
-iroted a four mills tax and did the
other things required by the terms of
the rural graded school act in order
to secure state aid. That year they
were given the $200 state aid. The
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or four in enrollment, but had the
necessary average attendance. Having
failed in this o&e particular to comply
'with the terms of the act the district
was denied the $200 allowed for two
teacher rural graded schools. Of
course there was a technical failure
to comply with the terms of the act
and the patrons could not complain.
This year we understand that they
have the necessary enrollment and the
average attendance, hut the 6tate superintendent
of education denies them
the state aid because they did not have
the necessary enrolment last year.
Now the uniqueness of this decision
is in how the state superintendent of
education reasons in refusing to give
aid this year because there was not
the necessary enrollment last year,
and last year refused state aid because
there was not the necessary enrollment
for that year.
It may be that the law allows aid on
the enrollment of the preceding ;year,
but if it does, how did the state superintendent
deny the allowance last
year. On this line of reasoning the
state aid should have been granted last
year, or, if the -aw requires the attendant
the current year the district
srould have it this year The state superintendent
is" something of an autocrat,
and if you want to have favor
'with him you must agree with him or
you are all ^rc-ng. So v/e agree "with
the stat.r superintendent that he was
wrong last }ear in denying state aid
to the disiriet, because the year before
there was the necessary enrollment,
or he is wrong in refusing it this year
became there is the necessary enrollment
this year to recure the aid.
Just the ether d-ay the patrons all
met at the sel.-ool luiise and had a delightful
pici.ic and were feeling good
over the prospect that the school this
year would get the state aid because
they had the children enrolled and
there would be no doubt about the attendance
average, because these people
are interested in their school and
me cnnaren auena. inrs aecision win
have a tendency to dampen the enthusiasm
of the people, but they are not
the ones to give up, and we are satisfied
tkey will have a good school all
the same and no doubt they will show
the state superintendent wherein his
decision this year is unique and where
he made error last year in basing his
decision on the enrolment of the cur
rent term, and maybe he will give them
the money they should have had last
year under his this year opinion.
There were more white men in the
recent court of sessions for trial than
we have known in Newberry in years.
Hon. Thos, G. McLeod made a very
favorable impression upon the people
of Newberry as well as upon' the bar
during the two terms of the eourt re
cently held here by him as special
judge. A great many were heard to
remark that they would like to see
him on the bench as a regular judge.
He is a fine fellow and a good lawyer,
but at his time of life could scarcely
afford to accept a position on the
bench. We don't pay enough.
We think the proposition to increase
the pay of state officers is in the right
direction. We do not want to be extravagant,
but the idea of paying a
treasurer only $1,900 and requiring
him to give a bond for $90,000 is ridiculous.
And the same is true of other
officers. An attorney general for instance
gets only $1,900. But we might
well leave off some of the departments
created in recent years, and not make
any more. While the pay of state officers
had remained ridulously law
the increase has been so steady and soj
numerous in other directions that the'
expenses of the state government have!
! more than doubled in the last ten
We go to press with our anniversary
edition on Friday. If there are any
others who mav desirp to have an ad- 1
vertisement in this issue the copy must
he in by Wednesday. We want all of
you to have a place in this picture, and
if we failed to call on you personally
it was because we did not have the
time. As we have stated our help is
limited and we are doing the best we
can, and you can get in the picture by
canmg at tne omce, ana you are invited
to call. It is going to be the
biggest and best paper ever printed in
Newberry, and we would be pleased to
have every merchant have a place in it
but if be does not think it will pay him
why then we do not want his business.
It is not a charity issue at all.
We drove out over the Appalachian
highway the other day as far as the
residence of Mr. C. S. Suber. It is in
very good condition, but needs the application
of the drag .very much just i
now. If it should be dragged regulargly
for a few weeks it would be a
very good road all winter. It should
have been widened in a good many
places and some of the high places
should have been taken down, but on
the whole it is a great imprcvement
and what it needs most now is the application
of the split log dr^g regularly.
How about organizing for the county
fair. It is no use to wait if you are
going to have a fair. Now is the time
to perfect the organization. Newberry
could hare an ideal fair.
We notice that Winthrop college wiH
ask for its annual new dormitory
again this year. (Winthrop is a fine institution,
but it is about big enough
for one college.
They say that it was a mistake and
there were no boll weevil in Chester
county. That is good, but we may expect
the boll weevil to reach us very,
soon. The thing to do is to plant more
corn and oats and wheat and other
crops besides cotton.
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THE COOTY FA IE.
Talking about the county fair re.
minds us that a short time ago we
were looking through the files of The
Herald and News and we came across
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a utile i\jlcu pdiagiapn 111 ti-ic isour vi
July 2, 1879:
"The Executive Committee of the
County Agricultural and Mechanical
society have purchased grounds for
the Annual Fairs. The grounds were j
purchased from Mr. Alan Johnstone. |
and are located on Main street, about
one hundred yards beyond Maj. Jones'
on the opposite side of the sfreet from
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DIRECTION OF WILL A. CU
Tickets, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.
and three-fourths acres and were!
bought for $S00. Laborers are at work !
cutting down trees and putting the
grounds in proper condition.''
And these grounds were ideal for a
fair, and just think of the price. But
the grounds are now occupied by several
dwellings and can not be had for
fair purposes. There are other places
near the city that are available and
could be secured. There should be
some ten acres in the plot. Let the
e-nort neoDlp of Newberry set together
and organize another fair association
and have a county fair in the fall
The Newberry Herald thinks that "if
Colonel Bryan isn't a demagogue he is
about the best imitation of one' now
before the public." He must be the real
thing. His present ambition is surely
unexampled.?News and Courier.
You have your babies mixed. The
Herald and News has not mentioned Mr.
Bryan's name since our former local
reporter left. And he was a great ad
mirer of the NebrasKan and would
never have said anything like that
about the Great Commoner. We are'
not saying unkind or uncomplimentary
things about any one. If we cau't say
anything good or pleasant we do not
say anything. TvVe have no time nor
inclination to call anyone ugly names.
NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR MAYOR
i\n imruvrx At1 tup twux I
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OF NEWBERRY, S(>UTH CAROLINA.
Notice is hereby given that the regular
annual election for a Mayor and
five Aldermen, one Alderman for each
of the five wards, to serve for a term
of two years, will be held at the Council
Chamber, in the Opera House, in
the Town of Newberry, South Carolina,
on the second "Tuesday in December,
1915, being the 11th day of said month,
the polls to be opened at eight o'clock
in the forenoon and to close at ?ix
o'clock in the afternoon. G. W. Hiller.
J. R, Davidson and H. L. Spears are
appointed managers of the said elec
By order of the >Town Council of
Newberry, S. C, on this the 29th dav
of November, 1915. !>
Z. F. WRIGHT.,
J. R. SCURRY,
Clerk and Treasurer. _
The time for paying town taxes has
been extended to December 15, 1915,
which is the last day. After that date
the 10 per cent penalty will be added.
By order of the City Council.
J. R. SCURRY,
11-^0-td Clerv and Treasurer.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
The undersigned, as executrix of the
last will and testament of W. S. Seybt,
deceased, will sell at his late residence
in the town of Pomaria, on December
15, 1915, the following personal property
of the deceased:
Two horses, one buggy and buggy
harness, one Ford automobile, etc.
ALMA E. SEYBT,
Nov. 29, 1915. Executrix.
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From a report t<
Loans and Discounts
U. S. Bonds
Stocks and Bonds
Other Real Estate
Redemption Fund U. S. Treks
Cash Due from Banks
Surplus and Undivided Profit
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B. C. MATTHEWS, Pres.
tracted show you. Ou
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making thoughts, to g<
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have a line of Rock
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WBERRY, S. C.
5 the Comptroller of the Curn
i at the close of business Nov.
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