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Watered at the Postoffice at New- j
B?rrj, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, March 3, 1916. j
Whether or not the statement was au- j
thorized by Representative W. R. Brad-!
ford, we are unable to say, but we have
seen a published assertion that in case
he sees lit to do so, Mr. Bradford will
not allow the fact of his having been j
elected clerk to the printing cominis- \
sion of South Carolina to interfere with '
his candidacy again for the position of
Representative in the lower house from
York county. We would gather from
-i-??i r i
such a remark tftat Air. uruiuiu m-.
tends making the race again to represent J
the people of this county.
iW'ithout desiring to criticise Mr. Brad- J
ford, we must say that this is certainly j
something new under the sun if it can be ;
done. We never heard of any man in
South Carolina being allowed to hold
two public offices at once and it cannot
be done under the law. The constitu- '
- o ,
tion oi Jo;;, article 2, section 2. says:;
'"But no person shall hold two offices:
of honor or profit at the same time." j
There can be but one construction of j
this section and under tnai one cunsu u?.- ;
tion Mr. Bradford is clearly forced to
relinquish one of the two offices. As !
clerk of the printing commission he is j
holding a position of honor and is also
receiving $ 1,000 per year, which makes
the office one of honor and profit and as
a member of the house he receives $200 :
per session, which is also an office of
both honor and profit, although some
might question how much honor there
is in holding a seat in the legislature.
If there is any other information on
this subject, by which a man might be
entitled to hold two offices at once, we j
would like mighty well to hear about
Nothing at all strange about this. It
would be exceedingly strange if Mr.
Bradford should not hold on to what
he has and take all that is coming.
Where have you been all of these years?
You must have been asleep, or you are
speaking ironically. Where is Senator
Tillman and Governor Manning and the
senator from Newberry and the representative
from Chester and the representative
from Richland, who defeated
a gentleman from your town? They are
all holding on to two offices and the
people are not complaining. Why not
.iMr. Bradford? fThere is a statute, it is
true, which makes it a criminal offense, |
but who pays any attention to that
small thing? You should keep up with
contemporaneous history, my boy, and
>then you would not see anything so
strange in the reported action of Mr.
Mr. Bradford, we understand, is in
the employ of the State printer, but so
far as we know Mr. Bradford is a fine
fellow and will make a very efficient
clerk to the printing committee. So far
a; we are concerned we would just as
soon Mr. Bradford have the job as any
one else, though, to be frank, we think
it is a job that could just as well have
been done away with, or not made, just
like some orher jobs that have been
made by the recent legislature.
The Columbia correspondent of The \
News and Courier prints some figures
from the report of the solicitors in
which he reaches the conclusion that
there is evidence of law and order and
decrease in crime in South Carolina in
iqi5 as compared with IQ14. The record
shows that in 1914 there were 2,591
cases tried and 1,634 convictions. In
1915 there were 3,210 cases and 2,121
convictions. The increase in cases was
twenty-four per cent. Just how to
reach the conclusion that this
record shows a decrease in crime we
do not see. The percentage of convictions
was an increase of 3 per cent. The
increase in the number of criminals was
24 per cent, and yet, according to this
rorresoondent. this fatt shows a de
crease in crime in South Carolina. The
reason given, or the argument used, is
that the officers were more diligent in
the discharge of their duties and violators
of the law were brought to trial.
That may be. but the same prosecuting
officers are on the job that were in
That was a great speech of President
Wilscn at the Gridiron chib, and which
we publish today. It is short. It will
pay you to read it. He has some phrases
in it which will last. Note this: "The
United States was not founded upon any
principle of expediency; it was founded
upon a profound principle of human
liberty and humanity, and whenever it
bases its policy upon (iny other foundations
than those it builds on the sand
and not upon solid rock." His definition
tntnrc anri is
e'l \aiui will IIH. HI mv. ?
fine. "Valor is self-respecting. Valor
is circumspect. Valor shtrikes only
when it is right to strike. Valor withholds
itself from all smal' implications
and entanglements and waits for the
great opportunity when the sword will
flash as if it carried the light of heaven
upon its blade.'' He says another thing
in this speecli which a great many of
our public men would do well to heed
"I would a great deal rather know what
they arc talking about around the quiet
firesides ail over this country than what J
they are talking about in the cloak rooms
of congress." That is the fountain of J
justice an<l the foundation of our liber- !
ties. A B. Williams used to say that he |
could get a better idea of what the great I
mass of humanity was thinking, and j
thus a better idea of what the people!
wanted, by reading the country corre- j
spondence in the weekly papers, and he!
i'ic:-e in preference to editorials in!
the big dailies. Read this spcec' and
cut u out and paste it in your scrap
There is one amendment we would
suggest to the traffic ordinance recently
passed by city council, and that is,
Lhat motor vehicles that are required to
stop at the entrance to Main street be
required to stop before they enter the
street or cross it. mere is no need to
stop after you have driven even half
way across Main street, because if you
are going to collide with a vehicle passing
along Main street you will do so
before you cross it. There once was
a stop Sign at one of the streets is
Prosperity which read something like
this: "Stop, and stop before crossing."
That is a sensible thing to do. Not much
use to stop after you have crossed.
What good would it do to stop at a
railroad crossing after you had crossed
the tracks We see every day motor
vehicles stop at the streets mentioned
in the ordinance, but do not stop until
they have crossed Main street. As we j
have said before, ii does seem strange
that it should be necessary to pass laws
and ordinances to make people protect
themselves, but every day we see the
necessity for it, because when they refuse
to protect themselves they endanger
the iives of others. This is a good
Drdinance if properly observed.
According to the bill rendered we
used some i0,ooo gallons of water dur
ing February, and we had a plumber to
work on the pipes in the office along
about the first of the month. The biggest
water bill we have ever had, and
chat, too, since the recorder holds that j
nothing can be stopped in transit from j
the express office to the home, and, j
therefore, none of this water could
have- been used as a tracer. And then
Henry Turner does not use water any
more freely than he should in the art of
cleanliness, though we have been pleading
with him for some weeks past to
see if he could not make the place
brighten up a little. And yet, some
16,000 gallons of good pure water have
traced themselves through the water
meter, and all this good pure water
wasted. What a pity
The city of Laurens is without a
charter and the police are acting undjr
the sheriff. The charter was permitted
to go by limitation without being renewed.
The gallon a month law of 1915 says
you must get your gallon yourself from
the express office, and that if you keep
it at any place besides your residence
that you are guilty of storing, and that
you cannot take a drink or open it in
your office or in the home of any one,
if you du yuu are guilty of storing. Y/ej
do not see why the law makers struck!
out that section which required you to
label your grip, because if you have
any in there you are violating the law
by storing it some place other than
your home, or you are transporting.
We invite you to read the farmers';
| exchange as it appears on the second
page <ji this paper. If the farmers will
t.-ike the interest in this column and
! keep in touch with Mr. (Mills and Miss
lA'ise as to what they want to buy and
what they have to sell it can and will
he of great value to them. It will appear
in the issue of Friday of each
week and all communications for it
must come through Mr. Mills or Miss
Wise. It can only be of value, however.
in its use by those for whom it is intended.
Mr. J. T. Xorris, in renewing his subscription
to The Herald and News last
week remarked that he had been a subscriber
since he was eight years old,
and that he was now?well, he has been
a subscriber a long time. He began as
a subscriber to the News. After his
r.ither's death he sold fruits and other
things from the farm and he became a
friend of young Tho>. Greneker. and
became a subscriber through that boy
i*:mti he h:is been on the list
regularly since, not missing, as he says,
as many as three copies ji the paper
during all these years. That is a fine
record. Our family tree dates away
back vender and we do not want to lose
a single member. Therefore, we have
given and are still giving you the op- ;
portunity to remain with us, if you will
just do as Mr. Xorris has done, come '
along right now and give lis your share
;>f the cost of the support of the family. '
Mr. Xorris' father had been for many
years a subscriber to the old Herald.
We are proud of the members of our
family and it will grieve us to lose any
of them and we hope we will not.
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his opportunities for advance
It yoi r work requires the
concentrated use of your
eyes for long periods at aj
time, be sure that your eye- j
sight is all that it should.
If you need glasses, by all1
means get them at once
Neglect of your eyes wil
show in the pay envelope.
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(Continued from page one).
This amount is necessary to meetactual
expenses. >Ihe amount of property on
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uie i;i-\ uoot\> i"i lino wuui^, i tun informed.
is about $7,250,000. A 3 1-2
mili levy on this will produce in taxes
about $25,000. The one mill levy for
roads and bridges on this amount will
!)riij? in a liiile over $7,000. This added
to the $25,000 makes an Income of
$23.coo. To this add about $3,000. the
amount collected from other sources,
and we have $35,000 with which to pay
$45,000 worth-'of debts. Perhaps some
people may be able to explain how to
pay a dollar's worth of debts with fifty
cent?. I frankly admit that I know no
such way. We are now about $10,000
in debt as a result of this deficit from
l.-i-t year. About $10,000 had to be taken
out of money borrowed for this year's
f expenses and paid on this deficit of last
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