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ttmtered at the Postcfficc at New
Ittrg, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Tuesday, August 1.
Young's Grove near Prosperity Is a j
great place for campaign meetings, j
This section of the county is noted |
lor its large white population ox
sturdy and prosperous small farmers, j
It is thickly settled and most of th?j
farmers Own their onw farms and:
these farms are not for s;ale. About
the only way to acquire land in that
flection i-s when some one dies and tlir
property has to be soki for division,
and then it .generally remains m tne
family. Land is valuable because of
the large white population. It is
rough and rocky" .but produces "well.
The population is composed of a combination
of German and Irish and
they live art" home and all of them
make what they need for thfe farm
on tie farm, and as a result always
Siave a little cash.
Tfop 'nfcoiip fot- the county I
campaigns is in a beautiful grove
which is being gradually cut,away for
planting purposes,. but there still remains
plenty of shade to make, it a
fine place -to (hold a meeting. A
stand is provided for the speakers and
scats for the listeners. At the meetinig
there on Friday'there was the
largest crowd we. have ever seen at
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was due in some measure to- the rainy
^ -weather making it too wet for farm
-work, but there is generally a good
crowd present. The people seemed
anxious to hear;,title candidates and
f*Te jaH v?f tt#n g<)Od attention.
. The meeting passed off pleaa^tly
and every one' aeeiaed to he in good
spirits and thereij^fi not much, oom??
9laint to fce hea^^ tke; .-wCfttherlor
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WiV WHW^V w ??V V* W|FV. a ?V ?
4ate? ere making . about the same
peeehes, thougi some of thm vary
them a little to buH local conditions.
It is impossible for us to write of
a trip to the country without a word
or two about the roads. If the split
- log drag had been used on the roads
a few days ago they would have been
nfiuch improved. ;As it is they are
Jiot so bad. Supervisor Sample has
done some fine work on the road
from Cook's mill to the river and is
going to work from the mill oil to
Prosperity and from the mill to
Holly's ferry. He had intended to get
there during August when the people
could have given him cooperation as
they did on the section from the mill
to the river, hait owing to the heavy
Tains the fanners will foe busy in
their crops during August and that
may -delay the work for a brief time,:
"but we are sure lie is going to com- j
plete the work on this section of the j
road as soon, as he can get tihe co-j
operation of the people in hauling thej
top dressing. The road to Holly's j
ferry needs some work and we heard!
)Mr. tSiample say some time ago that it
was Ms intension to do this work dur.
ing August. *Fact is, The Herald ana
News "would like to see every road In
Newberry -county have some top dressing
of gravel put on it and properly
drained and then it would -he good in
any sort of weather.
Talking about the bargecue that
veteran -cue maker Mr. Pat Blair was j
there and he looks just like he did i
when we saw h-im at the first barbe- |
cue we attended at this place, and |
that has been a little while ago. He j
tells a good "chigrjer" tale about thisj
one. He says that they, the "chig
gers," were so brave at this one on :
Thursday night that they got in his j
shoes and in the shoes of the others '
who were helping and in such num-1
bers that, they broke the shoe strings
and he does not think that enough j
v, ere left t give one to each candidate.
That is, one "chigger". We do not
know about that, because tiiey neve:
The Herald and News stands for j
better roads, better schools and better
rural conditions. We have stood
for these things for a long time and^
we are pleased to find the people interested
in helping to bring them
P. S.?The above was written just
after our return from the meeting and
before we had made the acquaintance
i of Mr. "Chigg'er," but we are forced
lo the painful conclusion that our
friends did not take care of all of
rhem for we have made the acquaintance
of some half dozen or more and
tney are of a good healthy variety.
Mr. is'. E. Taylor informs us that
his daughter, Mrs. Hettie Bowers,
had the misfortune to leave her hand
I bag: in a buggy in which she was sit
1 ting, and she does not know whose
buggy. The hand bag contained a
couple of handerchlefs. a baby rattle
and a $5.(M> gold piece of the coinage
of 1S86, which she prizes very highly
as it was a birthday gift. If the owner
of the buggy found this hand bag as
described she will pay a reward, if
required, for its return. Phone Mr. '
Tavlor 2712. or leave the has- with the
Banfc of Prosperity.
Gov. Manning and his newspaper
supporters seem to think that 'Mr.
Cooper is under obligation to explain
why he is running for governor.
We should say that he is running because
he wants to be elected and that
he fc.'ls that he ts competent and
qualified to fill the position. Th?
Herald and News is - not advocating
the election of any candidate for eo >
ernor but it seems to us that it is an
exhibition of considerable nerve, for
Manning and the newspapers to be of
the opinion that Mr. Cooper should
explain and to call on Mr. Cooper to
give them a reason for being in. tie
race. Mr. Manning has no legal right
to two'terms and until the law is
changed it is the privilege of any
citizen of this great state to"offer his
services to the people for the position '
of governor. -Mr. Manning even dejnanded
that Mr. Cooper give Ms reason
for being in the race. It is nerve.
If the people want Mr. Manning for
another term let them say so. If they
want Mr. Cooper or Mr. , Blease let
them say bo. That is the purpose of
That was a very important announcement
that Mayor Wright made
in the last paper and that we are
carrying today. Clean -up should not
only be the slogan of every citizen,
but it should he the slogan that is
acted upon. Especially after these
rains and the lone wet snell should
every one take a gTeat and a personal
pride in cooperating witli the board
of health and all the balance of-the
i citizens in keeping his premises
The health of the citizens of the
| town is at stake, and a little cleaning
'up would do a whole lot of good as
a -preventive of disease and sickness.
It should be done today?not tomorrow?-but
tocay is -the time to do this
work. A little prevention is a good
The notice of Chief Rodelsperger is
all rigiit, that he is going to enforce
the ordinance a'bout the muffler on
the auto car. As long as the ordi
nanc^ is on the books it should be observed.
Some of these cars do make
a whole lot of noise and it should fee
stepped. But there is an ordinance,
or if it is not, it should be an ordinance,
and that is to require every
driver to keep to the right and on the
right band side of the street or the
road. There will be less danger to
the pedestrain crossing the street and
to the drivers of cars if such a regulation
were enforced and everyone
made to take the right of the road.
The rains continue and the -crops
are suffering. Cotton in sandy land
will hp nlm/ict art pntirp fa Hurt, -nr!
in many other places the grass lia-j
taken possession and it will be im;.ossib!e
to c'oan the crop. The old;
r*niTi ivlinro if I o c Mr-inr: \ o c o o * I
a way by the hiirli ay a: :r promii.es to
be a fair crop. Vfe liejru a good
farmer say the otlie'r day that hp),
usually gathered about 75 bale s of
cotton and some of the laud produced (
a bale to the acre but the prospect '
now was that he would not mave;
twenty bales and that some -of it wa= I
so grassy that he could never get it
cleaned. Well, we hcpe it will not be
as bad as some seem to think ana
that it will come out right. We believe
there is ,a good providence who
We regret that we could Lot attend
th.e barbecue at New Hope on Saturday.
it "will be impossible for us to
be at all the barbecues during the
next four weeks. We always enjoy
getting out in the country but to
attend all of the barbecues would
make it necessary to have nothing
"MAN AND H
Opera House, Tu<
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A Statement a
' (Political Ad
Newberry, S. C., July 26, 19l .
Mr. J. C. Sample, County Supervisor,
Newberry, S. C.
I beg to answer uie inquiries contained
in your letter to me of July
"It has been circulated around over
the County that I, as County Supervisor,
am responsible for the County
funds running short. I would like to
"+<-> t-nmont in TL-ri ti n o- fmm VOll itl
?>cl CL c v. aa* tt .? * ?* ^
regard to the financial condition of
the County and the cause of this condition."
Answer. The only money available
for the use of the County Supervisor
is the taxes collected from a 4 1-2
mill levy, amounting co some $32,000.00;
fines from the Clerk of the Cburt
and magistrates, license fees, etc.,
amounting, on an average, to $2,000 to
$4,000 making the total money available
$34,000 to S36.000. This does no:
?rcde the commutation tax which
varies widely, viz., $5,690.00 in IS14;
n.944.00 in 1915; $2,604.00 iiK 1916.
The taxable property of the County is
some $7,250,000.00. Therefore, if the
necessary expenses for running the
County, the current and as fixed by
statute, are $40,000.00 to $45,000.00,
not including commutation tax, and
the average income from taxes and *.11
other sources is $34,000 to $36,000,
the County will fall behind each year
tiie difference between tlie income and
the necessary expenses in any given
"Is it not a fact that at the 'beginning
of this year we only had about
nineteen (19) cr twenty (20) thousand
dollars, after paying last year's bac:-:
indebtednes. from which to pay
forty-five (45) thousand dollars appropriated
for the year?" Answer
That is correct.
-Is it not a fact that I have bought
1 umber cheaper than it has been
bought heretofore b> other supervisors
'' Answer. Your price for white
and post oak lumber is $15.00 per
thousand. .1 do not recall that you :
h ve paid ?nore than thvi. Prr>r to
a year or two ago the cu r >ioary
I ri e whs $2C.OO per thousand. ?.Iy
re oliecticn is pine lumber has been
selling for :;bout the same. or.
perhaps, for a little less than for-j
mt;i ij .
"If tli-e money that was appropriate |
3d for the last year and this year had j
been available would we not have had
; else to do. The:e is one scheduled fl
[ for every week, day almost except,
I In the sudden death of Wr. Geo. C.
i Glasgow the county ana J'ate have
j lost a good citizen .and :his family a j
i devoted husband ana father. H-e was ;
j a good man and cut down in the vigor ;
I oj! his matured manhood makes it sad. j
FOR 'SULE?A lot of land con twining
j three-fourths of an acre in the
' town of Newberry, for price and
terms apply to D. W. Y/icker, Newberry,
R. F. D. 5.
SuEfiwafcu noma i
AM A MB ^ ?I
esday, August 8th
enough to run the affairs of the County
for cash and paid all of the old
Answer. I would say, yes. I am
quite sure the total expenditures came
within the total appropriations.
"Were the proper officials notified !
of the financial condition of the Coi
unty and asked to remedy these conditions
" Answer. They were, both
verbally and in writing, before and
during the sitting of the legislature of
"Can the County Supervisor run
the County into debt without the consent
of the delegation from Newberry
County?" Answer. He cannot legally
do so. The statute law makes it
a criminal offense for the County
Supervisor to contract debts against
; the County in excess of the appropri;
"Is this the first time the County
.'finances have run short?" No. This
' -U .1
3 the case every year, except, perV.lic
in the 1014, when an.
| unusually large -commutation tax was |
| collected and there were funds paid 1
! the County from extraordinary
I sources. %
S Hoping that the ubove answers are
i full enough, I am.
"Yours very truly,
"H. C. 'Holloway."
i So,'.'At. Voter, you see from the above
' statement, if the County is in debt, it
is not my fault. I have complied
strictly with the law.
i I wish to say if . reelected to the j
position of supervisor 1 propose to j
j spend every cent I can get hold of to :
! better the condition of the roads and |
; bridges as you know the ro.ids and
n-'.jres have not liad jusilce hereto- >
During the short time that 1 have i
'heid the position oflsupervisor I have
worked on the roads in every section !
of the County. This policy of impar- 1
tiality as to the maintenance of tii?? i
roads will he continued.
Tnere will be false rumors and m:s-:
tafions in circulation. l a?.':
uy one who he .rs anything of a :
' ros-aiorv nature in circulation as n
I . rnak.e t * dt*ot ? invest) 2 : * 7
.vi.i find the tr. tfc by which I am'
v illiiig to ?-and. I ask a .n ; !
sguav. deal :..:u I h;ive faith in the j
people of New berry County to believe
that they will accor 5 that to every'
or e. ! j
J. C. Sample. ; -
Ovr second band piano department is crowded to the licit withi pianoes of mos
Read carefully the many unusnal bargains in used, worked c?er pianos, i
Jodge for yourself tbe marked down prices at a savin** tp yon of from j
1? jqoo.oo stem sen-nayer nano, auu ana polisnea ft!
2?$450.00 Stieff Upright, dull and polished Mahogan'
$750.00 Shaw Self-Player Piano, dull and polished >i
2?$450.00 Stieff Uprights, dark Mahogany (used sever
1?$450.00 Stieff Uprignt, Oak case (used several years)
1?$375.00 Shaw Upright, polished Mahogany (used 12
2?$550.00 Rennet Bretz Self-Player Piano dull Ma hog
3?$300.00 Kohler & Campbell Upright Pianos, polished
2?$300.00 Harvard Upright Pianos, Mahogany case, (1
j? $350.00 J. & C. Fischer Upright Pianos, Walnut ca?
1?>350.00 Mathushek Upright Piano, Mahognny case (
1?$300.00 Adam Schaaf Upright Piano, Walnut case (1
1?$450.00 Mason & Hamlin upright Piano, Kbony cas
l?$450.00 Chickering upright Piano, Ebony ease used :
1? $3oo.oo Ernest Tonk upright Piano, Walnut case (11s
1?$450.00 Stieff uoright Piano, Ebony case (used seve:
S T I E ]
219 Sosrt: Tryts St
The Most Abusei
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Everybody who conduct
say "We Guarantee" until the
We have tried in this st<
to live up to the spirit of the w<
with the letter.
If you ever buy an arti
not prove satisfactory, this sto
replace the merchandise or
other reasonable manner.
to you that we will make goo
statement appearing over our
We do not make much i
"GUARANTEE? Imt we
our energies to the principled *
This is our idea of "Gua
P. C JEANS
| Jewelers and Op
25 Per Ger
Crash Suits and 1
at greatly redu<
AH Straw Ha
v Panamas and I a
33 1-3 c
I II Q
i' H iiimnif
? GAINS | i
t every make takes m eictange for the Popular St*? J
cade almost like sew by experts in our up-te-daie
>50 to $75. Is this not worth looking into?
[ahogany (used for dem'tion,. *700.00
v (used slightly) each 360.00
[ahogany (used sev. months; 575.00
al vears) each 250.00
;anv (used 10 to 12 mos.) each 400.00
M hogany used short while) 200.00
ised short while) each 200.00
t (used short while) 1S5.00
used short while) 200.00
ised short wh le) 155.00 ; j
;e (used short while) 200.00 '
short while) 200.00 fl
;ed short while) 150.00
:al yoars) 195-00
Gttriofle, N. C
d Word in j
:s a store is ready to i j
word has lost it's
>re for many years > < ord
without juggling j
cle here that does ?
re stands ready to I
satisfy you in any 1
rtifting is our word
d at all times any
' same in any ad*
ado about the Word* -* - J
oscientiously derotc ' ' *
jranteed" . * v
SILVERWARE ~ /' flj
it Utt I |
ftool Kloth J
:ed prices. I
ts $1.00 I
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