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. THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN.
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nor . levy the tax, if he did not think
the law was being enifo rced.
Alr. Kibler: Mr. Blease knows that
the governor has absolute control of
the tl)Tensary at present and the
power to send the constabulary in
and *: of a county.
Mr. Blease said this was true but
he wo-.ld never consent for the gov
ernor to levv a tax on him. If the
governor had this power there would
be more candidates for governor than
for the state board of control.
Mr. A. J. Gibson was the first of
the legislative candidates to speak. He
thought the most important question
before the people was that of finance,
and the affairs of a state ought to be
run as the affairs of a prudent bus
iness man. Favored reducing appro
priations to state colleges as much as
possible without crippling any of
these institutions. He discussed the
matter of good roads, favoring $3.00
commutation tax and six day work on
As to the Brice Bill, he was in favor
of letting the majority of the white
people of a county say whether they
wanted a dispensary or not. This was
what he considered good democracy.
Mr. F. W. Higgins, after studying
the Brice Bill closely, looked upon it
as a Trjan horse, not loaded with
dynamite, but loaded with men who
when 'hey get inside the citadel of
-our commonwealth, will destroy it.
It seemed to him a fight between
ispensary and blind tigerism. He
,opposed the Brice Bill, because he
-considered it an attack on the dispen
sary law. He said the sta-te colleges
-were getting so extravagant they did
-not know what to do with the money
they had left over at the end of tche
session. The time had come when
this kind of thing ought to be put a
stop to. But while if sent to the leg
islature he would vote to curtail ex
-penses in every possible direction, he
would never vote to cut down one
cent of the amount which is being
.-given the old Confed-erate soldier.
Mr. J. M. Taylor claimed to be the
first man who had ever gone before
t-he people of the county favoring
good roads by t axation, and he held
the same position still. He was proud
that the legislature had sustained his
-pvosition on the child labor question.
The state was in a deplorable financial
"condition, and about the only thing
'That could be expected from the next
'legislature was reform. He wvas not
opposed to state colleges, but these
institutions should learn to economize
and it should be done in the way of
.apropriations by the next legislature.
He discussed good roads and thir
value at some length. As to state
colleges, they would take care of
themselves. Just let the state rock
her citizenship in the cradle of ease
by giving them a college education
without any effort on their part, and
the state will soon have a citizenship
that is not worth the snap of a finger.
As to the dispensary question, he
'supposed it had been circulated that
'he was a drunkard, he knew that
some one who wore pants but was
nothing but an animal, was circulat
ing vile reports against one, J. M.
Taylor, who was a gentleman. I-'
defied any man to say that he eyes
saw him totuch a drop. If it
camne to a fair and square vote, there
were hundreds of members of the
-church, who sat in the amen corners,
'who ought to v'ote for prohibition.
who would not do so. Why'? They
loved it. Let it alone. That was his
position. As to this town ques 'on,
let any county whose white people
say by a two-thirds vote a good ma
jor.ity, that they want prohibition, let
them have it. Btut don't tax them for
wanting to do right.
At the conclusion of Mr. Taylor's
speech, the meeting adjoturned for
l~inner. An excellent barbecue dinner
-was served by J. M. Nichols and T.
The Afternoon Speeches.
Mr. E .H. Aull was the first speak
er after dinner. He first took tip the
quielion of taxation. He was opposed
to high taxes as much as any one
else, because he paid a little tax him
self and when he favored raising other
peop)le's taxes it meant that he favor
ed raising his own at the same time.
He wanted to see taxes just as low
as they can possibly be made con
sis'tent with efficitne government,
but he did not intend to seek to secure
They are not "As Goo
have any size wagon, ar
the votes of the people by fooling
them-telling them that their taxes
could be reduced. Where was tht
pruning knife to be put? The biggest (
item was $305,000 to meet the interest. I
on the state debt. That was an honest
obligation of the state, and no one c
would say that ought not to be met. c
The next big item was $200,000 for c
pensions for the Confederate soldiers, n
and none of the economists would say 1
that they favored cutting that down v
In these two items was half of the ap- 1i
propriation bill. Could these two e
items be cut down? The next big
item was $140,ooo for the hospital for
the insane. Then there was $27,ooo
for the institution for the deaf and ti
dumb. He was satisfied these two in
stitutions for the-state's unfortunates
were being run as economically as
possible. The sad part of the matt<
was these unfortunates were increas- d
ing with each year. The other big ,
item was the appropriation of $150,0M f(
for the state colleges. He had heard I
this same cry against higher institu
tions on every stump in the county ri
for many years-long before he be- d
came a candidate. He didn't thinlk
the state had the right to furnish any p
education except that which would- f
fit the children of the state for good
citizenship-a common school educa- o
tion-but the policy of the state had
been against his judgment for a hun- p
dred years. He had long thought I
the state was topheavy with highe?
institutions of learning, and that the
state had no business building col
leges when it couldn't raise $3.00 per. t:
capita for the rudimentary education s
of the one hundred thousand children t<
of the state. He had opposed the i2
building of Clemson college, but the p
institution had been built against his v
judgment. In this connection he men
tioned that Mr. Tillman made his 1C
nirst campaign with his opposition to 1
state colleges as one of the planks in s
his platform. calling the Citadel a s
"dude factory." and when Mr. Tillman '3
got in power and had it in his grasp (
to pull down these institutions he C
went ahead and was instrumental in
building others. But now that these
institutions had been built the speak- n
er said that he didn't v. ant to see any
of them pulled down, arnd all of thent
must be properly supported. But he C
did want to see them run as economi
cally as possible consistent with effi
cient management. Adding the ap
propriation to state colleges to ther
amounts he had already enuimerated
only about $2.50.ooo was left of the
whole appropriation for all the othe
expenses of the government, includ
ing the salaries of the state officers,
county auditors, county treasurers. -
supervisors of registration, public
printing, etc. Where was a cut to be
made? If anybody could show him.,
he wvould be with him, because he
wanted to see taxes just as low as
they possibly could be made. Clem- 3
son college didn't get a cent direct
from the treasury. He had a bill pre -I
pared to introduce in the legislature,
turning the iertilizer tax direct into 1
the state treasury, but had learned f
that it would be unconstitutional, the
tax being a tax purely and simply for
the inspection of fertilizer and not a
tax for revenue.
He favored good roads and favored
a tax for roads, but wvanted to submit
this question to the people to decide
for themselves, and the bill he had in
troduced in the legislature on this
question, and which had been endors
ed by the State Good Roads associa
tion, merely provided that the question
of taxing themselves for good roads,
should be submitted to the people of
each county, to be decided by them. "1
He had not advocated buying good I
(Continued on Seventh Page.) 1
red A CAR
d," but are guarante
d any size Tire. Let
Wants to See the Igorrotes.
St. Louis. Mo., August 8.-In re
ponse to a telegram rete ved frorr
oI. Edwards, chief of the bureau o:
isular affairs, says that Pesider
"oosevelt would be pleased to re
ive some ,f the head people of tli:
lipino tr,i.-, at the Louisiana Pur
base Exposition, Frederick Lewi.
lanager of the Moro village, and Dr
'. K. Hunt, in charge of the Igorrote
illage on the Philippine reservation
!ft to-night for Washington wit
ight natives of the Islands.
RE YOUR KIDNEYS WELL?
Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Rheuma
sm, Gout, Gravel, Dropsy, Inflam
tation of the Bladder, Bad Blood an<
lervous Troubles caused by Sic]
Mayes Pharmacy, the well knows
ruggist of Newberry, knows by ex
erience that HINDIPO will cure'al
>rms of Kidney and Nervous Troub
s, and will guarrantee it in all cases
Can't you afford to try it at thei:
sk? it costs you nothing if it don'
: the work.
Sent by mail to any address, pre
aid, on receipt of 50 cents. 6 boxe
)r $2.50 under a positive guarrantee
Rustic (to conductor)-Which enJ
f the car do I get off?
Conductor (politely)-Either yot
refer; both ends stop.-New Orlean.
"For several years my wife wa.
roubled with what physicians calle<
ick headache of a very severe charac
tr. She doctored with several em.
1ent physicians and at a great ex
ense, only to grow worse until sh<
ras unable to do any kind of work
bout a year ago she began taking
:hamberlain's Stomach and Livel
'ablets and today weighs more thar
be ever did before and is real wvell,'
ays Mr. Geo. E. Wright, of Nev
~ork. For sale by Smith Drug
o., Newberry: Prosperlity Drug
Bifkins-I know one girl who does
ot try to conceal her age.
Bifkins-She has a twin brother.
Bifkins-She has a twn bfother.
I fmnd ncthing better for liver de
angement and constipation thar
hamberlain's Stomach and Livei
'ablets.-L. F. Andrews. Des
loines, Iowa. For sale by Smiti
)rug Co.. Newberry; Prosperity
)rug Co., Prosperity.
Soda water is always"in season'
Vhether taken hot or cold it is
iholesome beverage, unless ren
ered deleterious to health by be
ag loaded with impure artificia
avorings atnd poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our ''Cold Soda" is
'HE PROSPERITY DRUG CO.
Prnsperi'41~ S. C.
LOAD of the CE
:d to be "The Best" sold i
is show you our Wagons bi
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we use only the best mai
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