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i VOLUME Lm, XUXBER 10. JiEWBERBT, S. C? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1!)16. , ~
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STATE TAX COMMISSION WILL J
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Highway Commission Bill Killed?Leg.
lators as College Trustees Subject
Social to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 3.?The senate on
Wednesday morning killed the bill to
abolish the state tax commission, and
the house of representatives killed the
ibiH to establish a state mgaway commission.
The house has been steadily at work
on the appropriation bill since Wednesday
morning and the members
seem to be trying to clear the decks
for as early final adjournment as possible.
Tax Commission Remains.
The bill repealing the act creating
the state tax commission was called
up in the senate on : Wednesday morning
by Senator Stuckey, one of its authors.
He repeated 'nis arguments
[ against the bill. Senator Black supported
the Stuckey repealing oill and
said the state equalization board
should be composed of the .county auditors.
Senator Goodwin of Laurens
and Senator Patterson of Barnwell
joined in the efforts of Senator Stuckey
to abolish the tax commission. Senator
Kitchin opposed the bill repealing
I the tax commission, oe-ucuui v^ai |
who had moved to strike out tiie enacting
words of the Stuckey bill, said
much pressure had been brought from
certain sources to induce him and others.
to note to abolish the tax commission,
but he favored the commis
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chance to solve the tax problems.
Senator Banks in his -speech favoring
the tax commission said the finance
committee were to report an amendment
restoring the board of review.
After further debate the senate by a
vote of 29 to 13 killed the bill to re%
peal the state tax commission.
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I>0 JUIgnway iomaii?9iuu jL UJO AVO& I
By a vote of 60 to 37 the house on
Wednesday morning: killed the committee
bill to create a state highway
commission. The house showed that it
was against any general road law at
this time, putting to death, several
measures in this direction.
l^siatflrs as tfoHesre Trustees.
(Resolutions were introduced in ths
-house rn Wednesday morning calling
uj.oii the attorney general to report to
the house during this session members
cf the legislature holding any
otncr office and asking the secretary
of state for a list of those holding commissions
as trustees of State colleges,
and whether or not any of them are
members of the house.
Following the election of Mr. James
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IH. nammonu as a UU VTi. |
T)oard of visitors of the Citadel, he announced
that he would be a candidate
for re-election to the general assembly
next summer, feeling that the position
of college trustee did not disqualify
him. Other members of the general
assembly, both senate and house, have
Ions: been state college trustees, and
II no doubt Mr. Hammond felt that he I
had ample precedent and should not
7 tie discriminated against. Other officials
high in the government are also
state college trustees.
This matter, to which The Herald
t and News has for some years been
calling attention, is the subject of a
good deal of interest and comment
! nere now. The Columbia Record, in
its issue of Wednesday afternoon, car
I ried the following editorial:
"All in the Same Boat
"Regarding the contributed article
in the Record of Tuesday with reference
to the holding of two offices, the
Record feels that the law has been
made quite plain. So plain was it in
I the days when the constitution was
fresh in the minds of the people that
old fashioned legislators used to reI
sign from school boards when they
I came to the general assembly.
"We can not see that the law admits
P any other construction, although
j we have heard that it is contended that
j there is another view. It is patent to \
us that the law is not observed as!
punctiliously as it should be. If we |
are to have law enforcement we should
also and first have law observance. ]
"The member of the general assem- J
bly from Richland who has been elect-1
ed a trustee of a state college is not
to much to be blamed, if there is adho
incit nritim'sm in this con
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nection, for the precedent had been set
numerously and for years.
"It might appear that this is a small
matter, but it is not. The agitation
over the holding of the office not oniy
brings censure upon individuals, but
causes too much partisan discussion,
and should be avoided as much as
"The Record is not criticising any
one individual in this matter, but we
are calling attention to the fact that
the public is dissatisfied with the way
in which this matter is drifting into
a general custom. We leave the responsibility
where it should rest."
For Board of Arbitration.
There was introduced in the general
assembly 011 Wednesday a bill prepared
in the senate, providing .for a
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State DoarQ Ol srunrctuvu ivn mv ^
pose of aiding yi the settling of strikes.
The general purpose of the bill is> the
same as that outlined in the message
of Governor Manning to the legislature.
The actions and findings of the
board would not be binding, but it is
designed to have an effect upon the
peaceful and satisfactory adjusting of
No Extension of Taxes.
The house has killed all bills providing
for the extension of the time
for paying state and county taxes without
penalty. The Newberry delegation
had a bill extending trie time in Newberry
county until March 15, but this I
Dili aiea wim uxt? vmy io.
The Two-Cent Rate Bill
The two-cent passenger rate bill,
which has passed the house, has received
a majority unfavorable report
by the senate committee. The senate
committee held an extended hearing
on the measure.
The senate this morning killed the
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ships in state institutions. This is
one of tiie bills that has caused the
greater part of the debate in the senate
during the present session. The
amendment, which provided that the
board of charities investigate the financial
status of those holding scholarships
and report t'neir findings was
adopted. The board of charities is expected
under this amendment to make
a thorough investigation of the beneficiaries
The house spent the morning up to
the time of taking a recess until 5
o'clock tonight considering t'ne appropriation
bill. So far the bill is going
through practically as it came from
the ways and means committee. 'Tiie
only change was to increase the litigation
fund at the disposal of the attorney
general from $1,200 to $3,000.
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very high compliment was paid to
Assistant Attorney General Dorainick
when Mr. Harris offered an amendmei.t
to increase hi?salary from $1,800
to $1,900, the same as paid the attorney
general, especially when no such
request car.ie from the assistant or
any one. It was a purely voluntary
recognition of merit. The- proposed
amendment lacked only a few votes of j
Reports from the bedside of Mr. D.
A. Langford at 2 o'clock are that he
has rallied and it is thought if he can
last until 12 oclock tonignt that his
chances for recovery will be good. It
was reported this morning that he
was sinking and could not live through
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"Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop," produced
by local talent, was presented at the
opera house two nights under the
auspices of Calvin Crozier chapter. All
who took part are to he congratulated
on the brilliant success of the play.
Every character was, in every sense of
the word, admirably played and was
greatly enjoyed by all.
XEWBERRY C01NTY SUPPLY
BILL FOR CURRENT YEAR
i W'whprrv County.?For the county
of Newberry, for ordinary county purposes,
tnree and one-half (3V&) mills.
The following amounts are hereby appropriated
for the following purposes,
if so much be necessary, for the fiscal
year beginning January 1st, 1916:
For salaries county officers..? 8,665.00
For salaries magistrates,
constables and fees 2 500 Off
TTnr thp prviintv hnmp nail
pers and prisoners 3 OOO.f.0
! Roads, bridges and ferries.. 10.000.00
I Chaingang maintenance 7,500.00
Repairs on public buildings. 750.^0
Ecoks, stationery and prtin'g 750.00
Contingent expenses and supplies
vfor public buildings
and county offices 2.000.00
County physicians 200.00
County board of education
(per diem and mileage)... 45.00
Expenses courts of general
sessions and common pleas 2,o00.0Q
Expenses county board of
Dieting and other incidental
expenses of sheriff 1,800.00
Post mortems and examining
and conveying lunatics 400.00
Insurance on public buildings 450.0U
Contingent and miscellaneous
Interest on loans 2,000.00
Xo supplier shall be bought or expenses
incurred on behalf of the county
without the consent of the county
j supervisor unless otherwise provided
| by law. iThe salary of the clerk of the
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county attorney for the fiscal year 1916
shall be five hundred ($500) dollars in
the event that the provisions of Act
413 of the acts of 1912 are complied
with. The county board of commissioners
are hereby authorized to pay
j to the sheriff the sum of $100 for au-.,
j tomobile expenses, and are required to
I ?n?.r^e,v. o toionhnno fr>r thp "sheriff's
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office. The county board of commissioners
are hereby authorized to allow
the sheriff a per diem of three
($3) dollars for each day while traveling:
outside the county in the dis
! charge of his official duty in making
I arrests: Provided, That the allowance
in the aggregate for the year 1916
shall not exceed one hundred dollars.
| The county superintendent of education
shall be allowed from the un!
appropriated eschool funds of Newberry
county for the ftecal year 1916
the sum of two hundred dollars, if so
much be necessary, for traivoling ex- J
penses; an itemized statement of such
'expenses shall be filed with the county
The county board of education are
authorized and directed to pay from
the unappropriated school funds of the
county the sum of six hundred and
seventy-five dollars, on account of the
salary arid expenses of the organizer
of tomato and poultry clubs in the
public schools of Newberry county.
The county board of commissioners
are hereby authorized to allow the
county coroner his traveling expenses
wiien incurred in the discharge of his
official duty in the year 1916: Provided,
The total allowance for the year shall
not exceed fifty dollars. The said trav
eling expenses to be itemized.
The marriage license fee shall be
one dollar, of which during the fiscal
year commencing January 1st, 1916,
the judge of probate shall receive seventy-five
cents for his services in issuing
the license, and twenty-five
cents shall be turned into the free
Upon the consent of the county legislative
delegation, the county supervisor
may borrow a sufficient sum of
money to defray the expenses of vaccination,
but no money shall 'be borrowed
or used for such purpose or
purposes unless authorized by said
county legislative delegation. (The
sura of $225, if so much be necessary,
is hereby appropriated for one-half of
the cost of maintaining and operating
ferries across Broad river at Dawkins,
Strothers and Blairs, to be paid out
of the appropriation ior roaas, unuges
and ferries, the other one-half of the
cost of maintaining and operating said
ferries to be- paid by Fairfield county,
in accordance with an agreement between
the delegations of Newberry and
GET READY FOR LAYMEN'S
A Special Train From Newberry Next
Tuesday?Leave 7:30 and Retnm
After Meeting1 Tuesday >ierlit.
It is expected that Newberry will
send some three hundred delegates to
Columbia next Tuesday for the Laymen's
meeting in Columbia.
Committees are making a canvass
of the town of Newberry and also of
Prosperity, and the chairman. Mr. Jno.
M. Kinard. requests The Herald and
News to ask the pastors of the country
churches to call the matter to the
attention of their congregations next
Sunday morning and urge as many as
can to attend this great movement. A
special train will be run on (Tuesday
morning over the Southern, leaving
Newberry at 7:30 in the morning and
r. ni rr -f Vi/i c omn il o r laoir in cr P a_
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about 11 o'clock at night so as
to give the delegates who have to return
home an opportunity to attend
all the sessions of Tuesday, provided
as many as 200 delegates will join the
party. The meeting opens at 9:30 in
the morning and the special will arrive
about that hour.
There is an especially attractive
program on for Tuesday. Addresses
will be made by Dr. J. G. Dale, secretary
laymen's missionary movement
of the A. R. P. church: Dr. J. A. G.
Shipley, missionary to China; Dr. C.
j. Lowe, also missionary to China, and
Dr. J. T. Henderson, secretary laymen's
missionary movement for the
Southern Baptist church.
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An unusually pleasant* rook party
was given Wednesday afternoon by
Mrs. Elmer Summer. Although the
weather was cold and rainy all was
bright and cheerful within doors, and
nine tables of players enjoyed Mrs.
Summer's hospitality. After the games
a delightful salad course was served.
Those nresent were Mesdames Hunt,
Ewart, Bowman, Frank Sligh, Homer
Schumpert, Holmes, Jas. Smith, Darrell
Smith, Robt. Smith, 0. H. Johnson,
0. H. Cannon, Burns, Everett
Evans, Hack Summer, Leland Summer,
Hugh Summer, W. H. Carwile, J. B.
Mayes, J. B. Fox, iWay, Herman
Wright, Lonnie Dlckert, W, O. Hou-seal,
Alex Brown. Seabrook, Mcintosh,
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Burton, Fannie Mae Carwile, Sarah
Houseal, Woodie Bowman, Florence
Bowman and Pauline Gilder.
Last Thursday afternoon the Woman's
club held its regular meeting
with Mrs. P. E. Scott, Mrs. W. H. Wallace.
the president, called the meeting
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were current events, after whica the
following program was carried out:
"Two Petty Principalities." Mrs. Frank
Hunter; "Russia From Within," Mrs.
Welch Wilbur; "National Library at
Washington," Miss Fannie McCaughrin.
The Friday Evening Bridge Club
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held a pleasant meeting wiui ui. ttuu i
Mrs. E. H. Kibler. After the games
delightful refreshments were served.
These present were Mr. and Mrs. Scott,
Mr. and Mrs. Spearman, Miss Elizabeth
Dominick and Mr. and Mrs. Kibler.
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Mrs. C. L. Reid was given a delightful
bridge party In her honor by Mrs.
J. X. McC'aughrin Friday morning.
After the games a delightful course
Innciieon was served ithe following
guests: )\i!esdames J. tf. Mayes;
McC. Holmes, W. H. Carwile, I. H.
Hunt. L. W. Jones, J. T, Mayes, Wilson
Brown, 0. B. Mayer, Herman
Wright and Miss Fannie Mae Carwile.
The 0. L. Schumpert chapter, Children
of the Confederacy, are looking
forward to a pleasant social meeting
this week with Herman Dickert. \
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Arrested in Ureenwooa
Joe Coleman, a negro who has been
wanted in this county for some time
on the charge of shooting up a couple
of negroes at Chappells some months
ago, was arrested at Greenwood on
Monday and the sheriff notified. Dep
uty Wm. Dorroh went up to ureenwood
and brought Coleman to Newberry
jail, where he will await the next
term of the session court.
NEWBERRY FOLK IX FLORIDA
Mr. Eugene S. Blease Tells The Herald
and News of Yisit to Land of Flowers?Many
Mr. Eugene S. Bleas-e returned to
Newberry this week from a visit of two
weeks to Florida, to which state he
went on professional business, and incidentally
sigiit-seeing. Mr. Blease
says that he enjoyed his trip very
much and that Florida has a great future
before it, for there is so much
room and opportunity for development
and the people of the state have the
progressive spirit. Two things especially
do the Floridians believe in,
good schools and good roads. Mr.
Blease took and automobile ride from
Jacksonville to St. Augustine, a distance
of forty miles, and all but about
five miles of the trip was over a road
paved with brick. And strange to say
mat one can travel uvci mat u m
several instances for seven and eight
miles without seeing a dwelling no use.
Around ^Sanford and Ocala the roads
are just splendid, many of them being
brick paved and others a sand and clay
mixture. Sanford, a town just about
the size of Newberry, has at least
three-fourths of its streets paved with
brick, and is a beautiful little city on
Lake Monroe. The city is now having
a sea wail built on the lake front at a
cost or over $bu,i/uu.
"Taxes seem to be a little higher in
Sanford and other Florida towns than
in Newberry.'' said Mr. Blease. "but
the people down there don't seem to
mind paying taxes so long as they get
good roads and good schools, and they
say that money spent for these purposes
is a mighty good investment.
The auto drivers and owners say that
they get their money back pretty soon
in the cost of keeping up tlieir cars.
The farmers bring in their produce for
-shipment in automobiles, oftentimes
carrying in a load and getting back
home for breakfast."
Mr. Blease ran across several old
South Carolinians while in Florida.
He was told that a very large per
/>on+oora r\f the noonlo- in Marion conn
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ty, of which Ocala is the county seat,
are originally 'South Carolinians. Tnis
county is one of the best sections of
Florida and the people there seem to
be especially prosperous.
At Sanford Mr. Blease found many
Newberry folks. l.Vr. Forrest Lake is,
and for some years has been, one of
the leading citizens of Sanford. Mr.
Lake is now president of a prosperous
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was mayor of the city and is now one
of the leading members of the state
legislature. While a member of the
legislature, Mr. Lake secured the passage
of a bill making a new county,
Seminole county, with. Sanford the
county seat, and in recognition of his
services the people of Sanford pre*
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S6I116G Dim Willi a ucdulhui siivci
service and re-elected him to the legislature
without opposition. Mr. Lake
keeps up very well with Newberry
people and is always glad to see them.
He has a beautiful home, a charming
wife and two pretty little girls, and he
is fond of entertaining his old Newberry
friends. Mr. Lake loves to tell
people of tSanford and the opportuni
ties there and is a real live booster for
his state, county and city. Around
Jacksonville and other places, as well
as in Sanford, Mr. Blease heard Mr.
Lake spoken of as one of the big men
of Florida, and his name has often
been mentioned in connection with the j
office of governor and congressman.
Mr. Blease also saw Mrs. G. D.
Bishop, formerly Miss Bessie Schumpert
of Newberry, and her husband
and Mrs. Bishop's sister, Mrs. Chas. E.
Bell of Atlanta, who was on a Aisit to
Mrs. Bishop. These charming ladies
are popular in the society life of Sanford.
Mr. Bishop is one of the leading
business men of Sanford. being the
manager of a large paper concern, ana '
he is recognized by all who know him
as a young gentleman of great business
ability and sterling worth.
One of the leading farmers of the
Sanford section is Mr. Henry H'. Chappell,
an old Fairfield boy, and related
to the Wickers and Chappells of this
county. Mr. Chappell doesn't farm as
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much land as seme or me iarmers oi
Newberry county, but in a way lie
farms on a much larger scale than 90
per cent of the farmers of this county.
onnall 4c rm a thp TV1f?nf*PTS in
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celery growing. He has made enough
clear money on one acre of celery to
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Cotton ll^ic ^
^ Cotton seed, per bu - 65c
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^ Cotton . 11 %c <?
Cotton seed, per bu 60c <>
^ little Mountain.
<S> Cotton 11 y?c 3>
^ Cotton seed, per bu 63c ^
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? Cotton ll*4c <$
<3> Cotton seed, per bu 65c
The Bryson Grocery company is
opening up in Boyce street in the McCaughrin
block. They will handle a
full and complete line of groceries.
One feature of the business will be the
retailing of original packages at attractive
prices. The idea is to encourage
the baying of groceries in larger
quantities instead of buying in the
expensive small quantity system. Mr.
H. M. Bryson is manager and has with
him Mr. J. R. Clary of Saluda. They
will be glad to have their friends and
the, rvoarvlo n. f iVAwhprrtr art A SLoTnrfa
counties call on them.
(SUNDAY SCHOOOL WORK
IS NEWBERRY COUNTY "
Reports of the Sunday schools of
Newberry County for the Interdenominational
Sunday 'School association.
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umicrugm uie uv/urLeTsy ui tu? ?uyrrintendents,
secretaries and pastors of
the various Sunday schools of the
county, the county secretary is enabled
to make the following report:
Nnumber of officers and teachers. 564
Number of pupils.,... ...... .5,561.,
Average attendance 3,038
Number in home department 241
Number on cradle roll.... 774
Total enrollment 6,388
Number of churches in county.... 6<J
Number Sunday schools
; Number Sunday schools reporting o7
Number union schools ... 5
Number churches having no Sun- V
day sehools S
The churches having no Sunday
echools: Enoree, Baptist; Mt. Tabor,
Methodist, in No. 4; Fairview, Baptist,
in No. 5: Tabernacle, Methodist,
in No. 5; Beth Eden, Lutheran; Morris
Chapel, Presbyterian; Prosperity, Baptist;
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The-county secretary urges upon the
proper officials of the various school?
throughout the. county the importance
of filling out the blanks sent to them
in full. So many fail to give the average
attendance and likewise the accessions
to the church from the Sunr*
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uajf stuvui. mcmj aiov iau bu i&p/i >
the "cradle roll," even if there be one
in the school. These statistics are valuable,
for they form the basis of determination
of the future progress of
the Sunday school work.
Is there not material for a Sunday
school in the churches which report
"no" school? Could not the pastors,
or some one, organize a class of
"p-rnwrt-nns'' if unfortunately. there
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are no children in the congregation or
community to be organized? It is
worth the effort. ' /
J. B. O'-Xeall Holloway,
buy seventy-five bales of cotton at the
then current prices for that staple. Mr.
Chappell's celery farming was a mat
ter of so much comment that the Saturday
Evening Post sent a special correspondent
to visit Mr. CftappeM's
place and write up his farm and methods
of growing celery. Mr. Chappell
loves South Carolinians and likes to
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ties. He once was telegraph messenger
at Prosperity and recalls many incidents
of the days of '76 about Prosperity
when Frank Aldridge was the
Republican trial justice at that place. *
Mr. Sig Dumas was another old Newberrian
whom Mr. Blease saw for just
a few minutes at Sanford. Mr. Dumas
was connected thirty years ago with
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Newberry to Laurens. He is now a
progressive citizen of Sanford, but
loves the memories of the days wnen
he used to be in Newberry.