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S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday. January 28. 1916.
NOTE AND COMMENT.
I spent Wednesday in Columbia and
took a look in on the legislature. .Most
of tne time was spent in the house. 1
was not in the senate at all while it
was in session. For ten or twelve
years I spent the entire time of each
session in some official capacity in
Columbia during the legislative session.
For the past seven years I have
been there only occasionally during
each session. There have been many j
changes during this short time, anfl j
there are many new faces in both I
branches of the assembly. There are ;
some of the old familiar faces of the I
old guard, but not many. Some who I
"w-ere in the house are now in the sen-j
ate, but even in that branch of the j
assembly there are many new faces, j
Senator Banks and Beamguard and 1
Lide and Brioe and S'narp and Black;
and Hughes aild Verner, and possibly!
some others have gone over from the |
liouse to the senate since the days
"when I was in Columbia.
(There are not many of the O'ld boys
left in the house. There is D. L. (Jack) i
Smith, and Toole and Graydon whoj
have come from the senate to the'
Chouse, and then there is Dixon and j
McKeown. and that is about -the bunch j
that is left so far as I now recall.'
Yes, there is Tom Cothram and Brooks
Wingard and Joe MeCuHough. But
srreat maioritv are new men. Well,!
1 guess it is right. Even Charleston '
is sending a new set, except Lofton.
He is on guard again.
The senate has put up a large and
handsome rostrum and everything is
spic and span on that side. The house
!has the same old rostrum. I saw by
the papers that they were tninking and ;
planning to build a new rostrum over j
on that side also.
f The two houses met in joint session
at 12 o'clock to hold the elections, and j
until that hour I spent most of the
morning on that side, as the senate
Tvas engaged in routine matters most
of the time up to t'ne hour of holding
the elections. I would like to hear
some of the discussion on the tuition
and scholarship bills, but they were
The house took up most of the time
discussing the 14th circuit bill. It
passed, second reading Tuesday with
practically no opposition. When it
came up for final passage in the house
a motion was made to recommit, and!
there was considerable debate. The i
ibill was finally passed by a vote of j
53 to 50. Workman and Chapman i
voted against the bill and LMbwer for j
it. It has been only a (very short time j
when we had only eight circuits in the j
state, and t'ne cry was for an additional |
circuit to prevent the congestion and
so stop the necessity of special judges.
uVow there are already thirteen and
there are more special judges than
ever before in the history of the state.
fLhe new circuit will be composed of
Hampton, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper,
which leaves Charleston in a circuit
by itself. There will be little opportunity
to reduce t'ne appropriation
when new jobs are being created that
take money to operate.
From 12 o'clock until recess hour;
the time was taken up in voting. (There
"was no opposition to any of those voted
for while I was there except the warehouse
commissioner. Well, Brooks
WilLfirarri was nnminatftd for oirmiit
judge to succeed Judge Devore, but
there was nothing known of his running
until He was nominated, and then
he didn't run much. The opposition to
McLaurin was political. There were
those who would have been pleased to
vote against him, but they were ii~ a
dilemma, and couldn't just figure out
what the result wauld be, and, therefore,
thought best to vote for 'nim.
That is my opinion only. Anyway he
got a good vote. Two of the Newberry
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stone- and Mower ?the others- Chap-f
mail and Workman?voting for him. '
it seems to me that it would have been
unwise just at this time, even for political
reasons, to 'nave put some one
else in charge of the, warehouse system.
It would have been like swapping
horses while crossing the stream.
The system is yet in its formative
stage and a new man would not ha>ve
understood just all the details that had
been worked out in the completion of
the plans of the commissioner. The
sentiment in favor of the warehouse
j system is growing very fast and Mr.!
McLaurin should have been given, as j
he has. the opportunity to develop and 1
perfect the system.
There had been some talk of oppo-j
sition to Justice Fraser in the person
of r. George S. Mower, but it did not
materialize and Mr. Mower's name was
Tiie appropriation bill will be pre-!
sented this week, so Mr. Coihran told'
me. Just how it will be possible toj
cut down the appropriations I do not!
see. because there is no room to do
so with all the new departments and
big amounts asked for. and yet I supi
pose they will currail to some degree
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then there is Clem son to be taken care
i of this year, and there will not be i
much opportunity to cut. And the
i common schools are wanting more |
money, and if the state is going to in- j
crease the amount spent on education '
that is the place to spend it. iT.he sentiment
against scholarships and the
practice of so many free tuitions is;
growing among the members.
Mr. D. L. Smith had a pretty good;
bill for the increase, or rather the re- i
adjustment, cf salaries for state officers,
which had many good features. \
He proposed to increase some and to
reduce others. There is no doubt that
some of the salaries are ridiculously
low, while others are too high in pro- j
portion. The governor s'nould receive
more salary, but even his is better
than the salary of the other state officers,
because it carries with it some
honor that is worth while. The state
treasurer, for instance, who is re
quired to give a bond for $90,000, gets
only $1,900, and the clerk to t'ne board
of charities receives $3,000, the same
salary paid the governor. There certainly
should be a readjustment and
the salary somewhat in proportion to
the duties and responsibilities of the
nA-ci f ?/vn
I could not help thinking while I
was sitting in the nail of the house
that while the solons were trying to
pass laws to regulate the temperature
of the mills and such like institutions,
that it would not be a bad idea for
them to start on the hall in which they
were meeting. It was so 'not in there
that you felt 'like it was a good old
August day. And then coming home
on the train that afternoon the temperature
was fearfully warm. In fact
if the members start out to regulate
these things they will find their hands
Talking about the railroads reminds
me to say that I told my friend Jo'nn
Richards of the railroad commission
that I hoped they would not force the
"Dutch Fork special" to go around to
the union station, even if the railroad
did not build a passenger station at
Gervais street, and really there was
not much use for a station, because
the passengers when t'aey arrived immediately
went up town and when they
were ready to leave, the train wras there
and they could get aboard and had no
use for a passenger station. And to
go around to the union station would;
make it necessary for us Dutch Fork!
people to lose about an hour of the
time we would like to spend in the city,
instead of going around to the union
siation. me accommodations on uus
train are all right, bet it alone.
(And then just at this time it seems
i iu me uiai it wouia oe Detxer 10 iet tbe
passenger rate alone The railroads
are not getting rich out of the pas1
senger travel any way, and if they
! are making any money let them put
it in better equipment and better serv-'
ice. That is the way it looks to me.
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Congressman I). E. Finley of this j
district expresses his idea of states- j
manship in the following, which he!
wrote to Senator Tillman concerning '
the Chester postoffice appointment: "I j
r-1 oil + J ? ? ? r\ c * r\ r.ir.Aan irro
iUt'>C I t'iUSi'U <11 ail inline iv/ i
! factionalism in the Fit'th district So
long as a man votes for me and iI
! otherwise qualified, I am satisfied he
I is a sood citizen."?Gaffney Ledger.
What is wrong with that position?
I Is it not probable that Mr. Finley, hav_
! ing received a majority of the votes in
j the district, would likely find just as |
! competent men for the position among i
his majority supporters as he is likely
to find among the minority, and if a man
does not stick to his friends who is
he to stick to? But we notice from:
the papers that Col. Cunningham -is!
probably not altogether agreeable to.
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a supporter of Mr. Smiths and, there-!
fore, Mr. Smith thinks that the ap-!
pc-intee should be taken from among j
his supporters. Col. Cunningham is j
a!! right. He is a food citizen and a J
grod man and will make a competent!
official. We do not know whom he
supported. But we have understood
that the senators agreed to leave the i
I cstmasters to the representatives, and i
we suppose a? Cul. Cunningham seems!
lo be agreeable to Mr. Finley and Mr. I
Tillman that he will be confirmed as !
postmaster at Che-.stt r. as he should be. J
..In writing a very sensible editorial j
on the power of publicity and urging;
the importance of the city of Spartan-,
burg doing some publicity work, the
Spartanbuorg Herald closes with this:
"Don't lose sight of the fact that
publicity is power and advertising is
the use of t'nis power. Ignorance of |
this fact has cost the South much in!
commercial opportunities lost. The
fellow who says he does not believe in
advertising is right in a class with
the guy who used to say there 'ain't
no such thing as electricity.'"
And yet now and then you will hear
a man say it does not pay to advertise.
It pays the town and the community
to advertise just like it pays the merchant
who has wares to sell. And the
best medium for advertising is the
We judge from readitig the papers
that Representative Dixon has managed
to get a bill through the nouse
making notaries public and school
trustees come within the inhibition in
the constitution against holding two
offices. Well, trustee" came within
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solons did not so construe it, because
they wanted to hold on to what they
had. The bill will not likely pass the
The ginners' report should certainly
put up the price of cotton, if a short
crop would have anything to do with
the price. The report shows something
like 4,000,0-00 bales less than the
crop of 1915.
IW'ie notice that Senator lVerner has
another bill on the scholarship question.
The State reporter refers to the!
bill as a "revolutionary" measure.
Well, the senator wants to investigate
and see who has been getting these
scholarships, and we suppose ascertain
w'nat per cent of the people who have
been sending their boys and girls ro
the state colleges are not able to pay
the tuition. That is not so revolutionary,
though it might reveal a deplorable
condition of poverty on the part
of those who have been educating their
children on scholarships and free tui
There will be some fine opportunity
now for the dragging of the roads after
the rains. Drag the roads and we will
have good roads.
We are not going to send statements
to any of our subscribers. Those who
want to remain with us and are behind
can find by looking at the label
and the date opposite their names will
tell how far they have paid. On the
second day of March we will take off
all those who nave not Deen proimneu
at least to the 1916 class. You can
get there now by paying one dollar or
two dollars and you can get a year
by paying one dollar whatever your
date is. Don't pull it off. We want you
to remain with us. 1
Prof. Hand is correct in his annua!
report when h< says theiv is great edur.iti/Mi-il
lV'ietn i Cr.:it n P'J rr?i in a It
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| is just wiiu; we ha1'.e bt-en spying for
ithe past twenty years or more, but
'instead of decreasing tae waste, it has
| been increasing from year to year. We
i did not say it in just the way Prof.
' Hand does, but ii is the same thing.
; We have too many higivr institutions
| cf learning and we are spending too
, much for higher education in proportion.
T'ne people are beginning to see
it now. It took them a long time, but J
it is never too late to mend. The first J
speech we ever tried to make was i
along this very line, we mean speech 1
on the educational question. And we !
have written editorial without numl
ber. In fact so many tbat we had almost
despaired of being ever heard
and had decided to bide our time, j
'T.here will be another revolution soon.;
We must nave them every twenty j
years. The time is ripe.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gallman of Xew- j
b.rry have been visiting I\I r. and iM'rs. j
Walter Long of Saluda.
Mr. Roy K. Friek Xewberrry college
spent the week-end witn his parents-,
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Frick.?Cha-j
pin cor. Lexington Dispatch.
i^.isses Lois Hentz as sergeant-ai-;
arms, Kathleen Counts'as secretary;
and May Crumpton as librarian are
Newberry county girls at Summer land j
college who have been recently elected!
to serve as officers for the Mary Arden ,
Cotton ginned in Newberry county'
for the year 191.1, 36.0.">7, against 32,743
for the same time in 1914.
The auditor or a representative will
be at Mr. J. L. Crook's store next
Monday, January 31, to take returns
and not on the 30th as puDiisnea in
the last issue.
Caldwell & Haltiwanger have on a
white goods sale. Remember they are
now in the two (Mower stores at the
corner of Main and College streets.
Call and see them.
Mr. R. E. Allen, recently of Newberry,
but now music director at
Chicora college in Columbia, has re
cently been elected organist and choir
master at the First Baptist church in j
The Bryson Wholesale Grocery com- j
pany have a half-page ad in today's
paper and will be ready for business
in the McCaughrin block next door to!
the J. T. Mayes & Co., on February 1. j
ilhey are going to sell in unbroken;
packages only and will sell a little j
CAPT J. HARRY GAILLARD
RESTS IN ROSEMONT
Died in Spartanburg Wednesday?
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Many Years Citizen Newberry.
Captain J. Harvey Gaillard, for many
years a citizen of Newberry, died in
Spartanburg on Wednesday. He was
laid to rest in Rosemont Thursday
morning. The following is from the I
Spartanburg Herald of Thursday:
The remains of Capt. Josiah Harvey j
Gaillard, whose death at 1 o'clock yesTTiArni"n<r
itri ua j vv^ -*r
sorrow in this section, will be taken
at 7 o'clock this morning to his old
home at Newberry for funeral and in- I
Capt. Gaillard was 81 years of age.!
Death came at his home at 118 East j
Cleveland street, after an illness of
?i.. ^ Hare T'..o interment will
ijiny a. it- tv \j.vlj -.
take place in the family plot at Rose- J
mont cemetery, at Newberry, this
The deceased is survived by t'ne following
children, Charles R. Gaillard !
of this city, William Frank Gaillard j
of Glendale, Ohio, James H. Gaillard
of Columbia, Mrs. John C. Morgan of
Virginia, Miss Elizabeth Gaillard,
teacher in the ;South Carolina School
for the Deaf and Blind at Cedar
"""inore and Miss Elisft Gaillard. of
Katiye of Newberry.
Four years ago the late Capt. Gailj
lard came to Spartanburg from Newberry
to make 'nis home here with his
children. He was born in the Pendleton
district July 20, 1835, being the
eleventh of twelve children of Josiah
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In 1865 Ci.pt. Gaillard went out
with. Butler's Guard from Greenville,
which later became a part of Hampton's
Legion, and with this detachment
he served throughout the entire
campaign in Virginia. He was with
the commissary department with the
i rank of captain.
Capt. Gaillard was married to IMIiss
Elizabeth Chick Maybin of Maybinton,
Xewberry county, in 1S68. He resided
at his old home in Xewberry until the
death of his wife in 1911, after which
he came to Spartanburg to reside.
He was chief of police for 'Newberry
from 1873 to 1877, under the admin is
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admitted to Amity lodge of Masons at
Newberry in 1868. At the time of hie
death he was the oldest member of
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Capt. Gaillard was a member of the
Second Presbyterian church of this H
city. For the greater part of his life ^
he faithfully served as a member of
Aveleigh Presbyterian church at Newberry.