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Wimi. 4 -=~r RENTING Co. AK OOSHE, - - - EDITOR TZRMS, IN ADVANCE: INNSBORC. S. C. Friday, February 8. ' 191 It does very well to talk abo the buried political feelings of te years ago till it comes to the ap propriatwioi to the South Caro lina flge. Then the old spirit is minifested again by cutting the appropriation asked for. Hon. Jno. G. Wolling and Prof, M. E. Bethea are in the bouquet throwing business. The formei has declared upon the floor ol the hoise that the latter has thE best school in Fairfield county, and the latter sings the praises of the former as the best trustee in South Carolina. The presidents of church in stituticns who are willing tc serve their church at far smallei salaries than they can get else where deserve the highest com mendation for the nobility oJ their service. But such high ser vice should not be minimized b3 endeavoring to force other colleg presidents to do involuntaril3 what these men so nobly do vol. untarily.. - The suggestion made in thes columns that the municipal demo cratic club be discontinued haf met a hearty approbation on the part of several. The club as men tioned was first organized for th< purpose of shutting the negro ou1 of politics. It has served its pur pose well-so well that it neve> again will have to face the prob lem of its early days. Now thai the negro is no longer in it ani -the fight is wholly within th< ranks of the w.ites, the questiox is what is the best method o: conducting our municipal elec tions. The club is especially adapted t' organizations voting- as a uni against the unity of an opposing -organization. For this very rea son, therefore, it is. not, prop.or'lj suited for 'those divided among thems~~j~must-xeeds -be the asr ,,1i peoyle The ons that will getfthe most representative expression from-the citizens of the town. The ver natuire'obthe club er~lude ah possibilities of this ga&~ Our etit system of regis die, on also brings the election 'thin too narrow limits. The 5-'. -only other source of relief is the primary.- As compared with the club it affords a better oppor * tunity for men to present 'the measures for which they stand. The voting .is. more individual that is,'the probabilities of vot ing in cliques is' greatly reduced. There is more system and order about the nomination. The number of voters is greaty in creased. The advantages are so decidedly in favor of the primary plan that it strikes us that it would be a wise p lan for the club to meet and dissolve. What can Winnsboro do to add to its prosperity is a question that would be answered by various in dividuals in varying ways. We wish here to suggest what im presses us as the most imperative demand of the hour. There is nothing that so con tributes to the success of a town as good streets and good roads leading thereto. This great foun - dation principle for municipal prosperity has been and is still being acted upon by one of our neighboring towns. At a recent meeting of the commercial club says the Rock Hill Herald: A proposition was made by Dr. T. Crawford for the busimess men and citizens of Ro~ck Hill to contribut e t wo thirds of the cost of a e w rock crusher, the city council having agreed to pay the other thirdrthe crusher to become the property of the city council and to be used exclasively in the cit y and by the enanty commissioners when doing any .ermanest work on the highways ni v aiix miles of our city. The-eenty OenOt now own such a a cisher a. siu be used to advantage, Ifused at ill, and it ia urged that-! be piurchawdot such a machine 'as is pro prosed will permit the county chain -gang, when it is removed 'to this town ship, te do its work 'permanlently and much More of it. The meeting seemed to be very much interestedl in t be prop ouition and on motion of Mr. W. J. Boddey the scheme was endorsed by a unanimous vote. On motin, Mr. R. 1( Fewell, the chairdian, was antharized to appoint a comuiftee of three citi zens to secure the donation of such an amount of money as may be necessary to carry the project into effect. There is the wisdom of ex peience in the above wise action of the business men of a town that has been remarkably singu lar. for its business push and pride. The old crusher has done its work and aew one must now be broighfInto service. Already bonded ~ to the constitutional liiMit, the only source of 'relief is the enerosity of her business mf. ht a commentary is it 44;1aAi -miness foresight that they at once take steps to pro ide the necessary means for. pro uring the indispensable crusher! e rich dividend arising from the previous investment in streets and roads prompts them to in vest more largely for still richer dividends from the same source. Compared with Rock Hill, Winnsboro has the decided ad vantage of not being impeded by the limited bonded indebtedness. She therefore has the choice of selecting between, the issuing of bonds and the securing of private subscriptions. It matters not how this money is raised, just so it is forthcoming. The duty of improving our-, streets is too im perative to be overlooked; the matter of working the roads lead ing to town has been neglected to the detriment of every business interest of the community. As an illustration of this statement, we heard a business man say the other day that an old and valua ble customer of his had this year gone to another town to buy his fertilizers. Why? Simply be cause the roads leading hereto were such that it made it better for him to buy elsewhere. What has happened to this one mer chant in this one instance has happened in thousands of instan ces before. It is a matter of pleasure, how - ever, to sta*e that there are men in town who are considering the actton herein proposed. Two business men were heard to say L the other day that they would contribute good sums towards this desired end. Others no doubt are ready to join with them. Those who are already ready for action should take the lead and start the ball rolling. - Letr i come together and devise w~y Sand means for iwdrktngidt61 the stet-oshe all the roadaddin-leietb. Ell Ud'ilhe t~to Wst citizens of no1j0fO The House Tuesday voted $200,000 1o the old soldiere... A charter ha. teen-granted for the building ot a road from Taraway,* 1 C., to Walhalla, S. C. The bill for lb. election of county dispensers by the people bas been in definitely postponed. State colleges are not to be insured an other State public buildings. The House in~definitely postponed Mr. Thomas' bill in regard to the in come tax, Mr. Thomas' bill providing for a county solicitor was indeflhiitely post poned. Chattel mortgages of less than 8200 are not to be recorded, but must be indexed. $10,999 was vot ed for the erection of a steward's hall at the South Carolina College. The bill to domesticate railroad cor porations has paused it. ;bird reading. Cotton mill stocks are made realty by the passage of the Henderson bill. Charlesten bas been given certlain marsh lands for the naval station. The bill provriding for a State geolo gist has passed. The Richards' bill exempting gradu ates of the Charleston Medical Co!!ege from standing the examination has pasred. The following appropriations were made to Winthror': $43,276'.for run ing expense., $6,450 fQr scholarships, and $20,940 for completion of domi tory. The Citadel and the State Colored College both got the amounts asked for, the former $25,000, and the latter $8.000 At the close of Wednesday's session the Senate was considering the child labor bill of Mr. Marshall, and the House was just taking up Mr. Autin's bill to appropriate $100,000 to the pub lic schools. Tbe wide tire bill has stuck in- the mud for t bis session. J W. Bolts, the colored member, presented in an able manner an amend ment to the pension bill to.give to the serv uts of the old veterans $50,000 Ii was not acted upon. $1,319 wras appropriated to the de partment of education to defray ex penses of public pIpting which the law requires andsfor which there was no appropriation. After a hard fgbta4he House voted the South Ca-olint Cofrge $25 000, thougb the.trustee, asked for $28,107. TO GET BID OF THE DOGS Yr. Edior: It has always surprised ie that the average legislator cannot be. brought to realizs the immense damage that the people of the Sta e, especially the farmers, have suffered from the multitudeof dggs-that infest the country; and shoukl be deterred from legislating npon the- subject for fear of losing the vote of the poor. man, whose chief 'love, they seem to think, is the "yaller dog." i believe that the large majority of 'he people of the State greatly favor a dog law. In discussing the.mattei with hundreds of people I haxve met only one man who'ohjecied to a law, taxing dogs. I- beieve if such a law were once tried it would meet with almo-t univerEal approval, as was the case with the "no fence law" which the writer was first in the Sta:e to ad vocate and also helped to enact. The do evil has increased' imp-rcept ibly:;- so that many do not stop to con sidor the enormity of it. Before tM war no legislation was needed; for the whites kept the number of dogs within safe bounds, so that the rearing of *aceep was little interfered -with, and rabies was almost unknown. Before the war I ne fer heard of any human being dying of. hydrdphobia in Fair field but one, and that occurreA 100 'yeartkgo Since-tbe war there have already;'been 5 or 6 dearhs from this cause in this county alone, and it is cqmma;lohef a aluabl:ifs lost from hydrophobia or only saved by resort toi Pasteur Institute.. At the cldse ifl'the-war- Major T. W. Woodward, the boot lover of dogs in tbis.confity, did, aot.beliove that there was -such a disease rabies, yetIn a few .ears iattearaWdr ldst sevErai Qacks of vfaibs hunting'dogs and since that timsh0ess been an earnest 'advocate of i laI that . would reduce the number of Vdgr. This only mad dog I ever hear4-of before the war, was killed after 6 ren of about 50 uiles in which co'rse 'he'. bit a good mani cows and hogs, but only one or two le(gs. A run of that distance now would innoculate possibly 100 dog'. The rearing of sheep is now almost abandoned; but a law causing tbd re duction of the nuber of dogs to about one-third the- present number would give such iecurity4that first one farimer and then another would begin to keep sheep, so tlat iq- man es there .vuld- be handp ' sheep where how'ihetp isios o Old abapdpned (i4dgisbuld be "'lized with lneep u tt.. O&riggI2 fertility restored syd thegrusketfj era from comiitry t twi-*onrd -be nme what stayed. TherWb i1obabty 000 aci-es out. o i39'n aifed t are worth ~din'n be rest ed by sheep, utder*bogdsf the Scolpzh say there - 86&Go~ John Br ton b abi afte ' .~e, he 'of 1I wool and sd'hitil nereased to avnicparehaoed n etbet exc t.s'enth Down buck as.i and had enriched 30 aeres-of extrem~ poor Land, so that it produced -: pounds of cotton to the scea wihstauding the great profit he. ierived from sheep, some years befns he died the increase of dogs and oth; enmies of sheep compelled him s gie up the business. - Besides robbing hens' nests, the halft starved negro dog destroys ths eggso~i wild turkeys, partridges and inuectivoi rons birds like the bulibat, which are now aim -a 0xterminated 'and other grouna-li.aa i. irde. I think that S law, requiring owners of bitches to purchase from county auditor4 a collar yearly for each bitch, paying $5 for same, would in a year or two greatly dimidish the numb.?r of vicious .dogs andeucanrsge the owning of bunting and other useful dogs. Valuable biches would then be kept and -all others would be killed. It is beliejed that a large msjority of the dogs kept by the negroas are female. A great advantage of this law is its easy enforcement. Also the amount paid into the treasury would probably be ten times'as much as is now col lected on doga (about $4,000) for not more than half of them are returned for taxation. G. H. Mcblaster. RULEs For the Guidance of County Pension Boards, as Auth'orized by Act Approved leth Frebruary, 1900 Do not use old blanks, but those prepared under [Act 1900. They will be designated by "Application under Act of 1900."' It will be necessary for every old pensioner to make a new application, exactly as if they were applying for 'the first time. The county boards are cautioned to proide the applicants with blanks initable to his or her individual case. The Stae board will not consider ap plcations where this rule has not been observed. * lass A.-Those who as al resu t of iounds received in the war are phy sically helpless, or who while in such service lost both arms, or both legs, or sight; or who are disabled by paraly s and are unable to make a living, and whose income d'ors not excied $150.00. This does not incinde so' era whose disabilities ari-e from diseases and causee arising ,since the war. Class B.-Those who have lost one rm or one leg and whose income does not exceed $150 00. Class C, No. 1.-Those soldiers and sailors disabled b7 wonuods during the war whose incomo does not exceed $15000 Class U, ,N. 2.-Those who have reached the age of sixty (60) years and wbose income does not exceed $75.00. C. ass C, No. 3 -WId ,ws of those who lost their lives while in the ser vice of the Sate or Cou.derate tates, avid whoe lic ime does i )t exceed $100.00. Class ., No. 4.-Widows above the age of sUry (GO) years whose ineome d es not exc .ed $110 00. Property sufficient to p oduce $75 00 in applicant's or his wife's tame cebits him. Where soldieri or widowa Uispo-e OEf their property by giving or *vll n.! to their ehildren, they are debari (. Widows of pensioners who re marr. are not entitled to pensions. Pensioners who have mcved to another State are not entitled to a pen sion. Bears tho The Kind You Ha" Always Bought of A SHOOTING SCRAPE. Spartanburg bad a real sensation Tuesday afternoon in the way of a shooting scrape between E. B. and A. B. Dean. The latter was chief of police and fired one shot. which entered the formers' elbow, imflicting a pain ful though not serious wound. The two men were closely related, and thE cause of the difficnIty was hard feelings engendered in the race for sheriff last summer between ex-Sheriff Dean and Saeriff Vernon. REPORT OF Cowly SUipevisor. CLAIMS APPROVED AT THS LAST MEET 1NG OF THE BOARD OF COUNTT COMMnSSIONERs HELD fAN. 21, 1901. The following claiztn were examined and approved on State Case Fund of 1900: No. Am unt 79 Hugh S Wylie, $1,332 70 80 L L Bolick, 208 81 Dr SP,x ev, 550 82 Walker. E & Cogswell Co, 94 88 R B Hananan, 23 00 84- D A Broom, 15 00 85 J H A~ken, 1500 86 Winnsboro Printing Co, 27 40 87 R E Ellison, 1525 The following claims were examined and approveri on Road and Bridge Fund of 1900: No. Amonne. 91 Ket chin Mercantile Co. $12 28 92 T C Leitner, 1 00 93 JnioA Kennedy, 1 64 94 Jas F Kennedy, 136 95 MoM as er~ Co, 95 96 J G Wol.ing, '66 85 27 H BTrapp, 1 68 98 WLD)Tidwell. 275 99 J MB -ntware, 6 0 R W Bridie, 1 50 10 U G DesPortes, 22 55 1 J-WRichar s tha 7 20 -. fidn.'mswere examined an eiu~ d on Poor House Fund of -A mont. e~c ster.o, S 75 L B-Rictirdson, 22 95 10 Ketcyin hiercantile Co, 16 44 11b7 J C -Buchinan, 15 00 1ITO0D Broom, 1 95 1fU G DesPortes, 14 09 12',UGl.De'Portes, - 16 15 113 T G Cameron, 16 67 114 Mansel McClintock, 14 60 115 John Woodward, 5 00 The following claims were examined and approved on Public Building fund of 1900: No. Amount 116 R B Hanahan, $19 00 117 Rock Hil Supply Co, 2 00 118 Ketchin Mercantile Co, 8 00 119 Mc Ma-ter Co, 10 70 120 A D Hood, 7 96 121 Hugh S Wylie, 20 a2 I do certify that, the above statenuent is a correct copy of claims approved at the last meeting of the Uonnt3 Board of Comtmissioneau held on the 51st day of January, 1901. A. D.HOOD, 2-8 County Supervisor F. ' Teachers' Examination. An examination for teachers' certin-. cates will be he'd in mycoflice Febt uary 15th at 10 o'clock. W. L. ROSBOROUGHI, Count y Supt. of Education. Seven Per Cent Money. W E C AN LEN D MSONEY ON IM. proved farms at seven per cent. No nreasonabic charges.. A. S. & W. D. DOUC'-L ASS, Attorneys, Winnaboro, S C. 1-9-3m 50 YEARS' EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS AC. Aone asen"tiing askec an dcito uma stfe. Oles a ee . ecrnpt rts year-, four months, si. Sold byanl newsdealers. A Good New Year's Resolution YOU couldn't make a better one. Why? - Because it embodies Comfort, Satisfaction and Success. 77; COMFORT.-Because 2 Selz Shoes fit well. We'll all wear SELZ SHOES this year." SATISFACTION. - Because Seiz Shoes weW -well. w c css. -Because Selz Shoes preserve your health, save you money and enable you to ' pursue your daily duties with ease and freedom. We sell them. All styles, all sizes, al prices. Come and see. ALSO STEP IN AND SEE SOME OF OUR NEW SPRING OFFERINGS IN *||Gierts' Hats.' IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY THE FULL P CHASING POWER OF YOUR DQLLAR SPEND IT WITH D. V. Walker & Co. JUST RECEIVED! , -- ONE CASEAOF_ .7 Buists CeefRted GUdnSL All Fresh and None Better. Also Red and White Onion Sets.. Lauderdale & Bryson. Notice SI All persona holding eW -s1. ag 4.ut the estate of Starke P..M*rt, de' cored, will present the undersigned, dfy T - p r-Ons indehted to sd ie make pay ment to he ndersied 8. G. M A. S. AS W. D. 1nglass99 Wint sboro, 9. C. tirFinal Disch Valeratinjes. NOTIO IS HERELC. thatE Iwillapply tote JudWlI. bate fr Fairfield County, on dateri da of March, 1901, for a.conraco r bi o bcharge & Executor of tb i. Valer~irles.J. R. Al c Master, Sr., deceased, IsA mieistraor of the esate ti Maer, Jr., deMased, ad AAdROl istrator de bonis nn of tWe dtgo Herrit o. m cMater, detens. T~1e 1-4rJOHN H. McHA8TZR. Adiministratrs's Noteee All persons having ciwn .pln# the cAta~eof TP. W. R-%*Iseaa, ; rare herey nified to prnent the urderRInd, daly aino.1; m MJustE 1 atll persons indebed to aId estate M ngMad1a opleteer~ ~ lerb reque-ted to nake payfent An ~ ~ ~ ~G extr snplYoLGAS WR TRE Klse adUIBe R CO. t: daate T. W. Raws, dec. -,- aAdniinistrator' Notet.i GRLELYr'LLE ai1 BREENILLE, S. C., All i-ersons; having claisagas nadWitEn ithe esedte of Mr. Eliza W ceased, are hereby notifaed topreen Furnishes Ltuber, Building Materials them to te undersigned, duly attesed; of all kinds, and are contractors and all persous itndebted to eaid 6stat for brick or wood porics. are bercby requsted to make Their representative, to te udersigned. e Adcnr. Etate Mrs. Eliza W r, e&'d da. Jf Mach 1901,, for-.2-4tis is now in Winnsboro doinig work for w the cotton mills and erecting several a B. Jackson dwellings in towt. Informatio6 will Me given b a Mr Contractor and Builder Mc Roy at %% innsboro. 11-13-3m _______ i!toill gie prompt attento n to all work. HustrReceived Direct from 1-e S \T JHFAcION GUARANTEED. Algan pesn haoingcleie I l8tiiFebli line of OIO TIYQC I th ertate f T. . R fr, - isa aso ben aded o thA de art- erb cn n oti ied Bow rset thel o 3lu ad hie n eldall. psons Anet d sidnstato r We orialy xtndan repreo bMOy e TO maepaLENt t ,t the goos to erv ne.he under __ign: __d. rouk t shw hemor uce pice. A PIEPREOUGOTTWYLE Ad.. EWat T.W.IGLERdc'd 1-22-4X RIO AdmnsrtrsN~e