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EDGEFIELD TREASURER SHORT.'
Difference of $7,723 in Amount)
Chargeable and Cash on
News and Courier.
(olumbia. December 19.-That the
treasurer of Edgefield county, Dr. J.
T. Pattison, is short in his accounts
over -even thusand dollars is the offi
eial report made today by Comptrol
ler General Jones to Governor Ansel.
Under the law the governor, on such
report, has the power to remove tha
county treasurer. The statement of
this matter by the comptroller gen
eral does not necessarily in.ply any
dishonesty on the part of the countx
treasurer. as the shortage may be due
to errors and may be made good. The
comptroller general's report is based
on the examination made by two ex
perts from his office, Messrs. E. B.
Wilson and C. W. Sawyer, the report
in full being as follows:
The Comptroller's Account.
Executive Department, Office of
A. W. Jones, Comptroller General.
Columbia, S. C., Dec. 19, 1908.
To His Excellency, Governor Mar
tin F. Ansel, Columbia, S. C.-Dear
Sir: I have 'had made an examina
tion of the books and accounts of Mr.
J. B. Haltiwanger, county auditor,
and Dr. J. T. Pattison, county treasur
-er of Edgefield county, and find from
the report of Messrs. E. B. Wilson,
chief clerk, and Carlton W. Sawyer,
auditing clerk, employed by this of
fice, that the county auditor's office
shows carelessness, neglect, errors and
omissions, both in the duplicates, ab- 1
stracts and annual settlements of that
In the settlement for the taxes of
the fiscal year.19*5, errors, omissions
an.d overeredits were found aggregat
ing the sum of $1,819.42. Under-cred
its were discovered in the sum of $841.
52, leaving a net charge of $977.90 to
be accounted for by Treasurer Patti
In the settlement for the taxes of
the fiscal year 1906, errors, omissions,
over-credits and under charges were
discovered, amounting to the sum of
$2,269.80. Under-credits, omissions
and errors were found aggregating
$525.49, leaving a net balance to be
accounted for, by .Treasurer Pattison
Inthe settlement of the taxes of
1907, over-credits and under-charges
weje found, aggregating the sum of
$789.85. Net under-credits, 74' cents;
ne&balance to be accounted for by
Treasurer Pattison, 1907, $729.11. Net
balance on account of .errors to be
char.ged to Co'unty Treasurer- Patti
sozeon account'of taxes brought for
warl, 1905; $977290; -on- aeeount of
taxes brought forward, ~1906, $1,
744-31. Total charges -to County
Treasurer in excess of 'charges in ori
ginal settlements made by auditor and
Th~e accounts of Treasurer Pattison
were checked down' to Oct&ber 19,
1908, and .the .following balances
Balfnee ilue the State .. . .$'1,866.71
Balince due the county .. . 8,316.96
Balinee due the schoolsa .. .3,936.68
Tdtal amount due .. ...$1440.35
By -mount of cash
in office ... .. ..$ 139.27
Balance, cash in
Bank of Johnston 1,261.48
Balance, cash in
bank of Edgefield 1,155.67
Balance, cash in
Bank of Trenton 219.97
on hand .... ...3,712.64
- - $6,489.03
Less taxes colleet
ed' account . of .I
Leaving a deficit of .. . .$ 7,723.46
It appears that County Treasurer 3.
T. Pattison is short in his accounts
the sum of .$7.723.46, that aniount be
ing the difference between the amount
of funds with which he is properly
chargeable and the amount of cash
and evidences of cash ble had on
hand October 19. 1908.
I therefore report the matter to
your Excelleney in order that yon
fake such action as you may deem pro
In closing this eport permit me to
say that the financial affairs of Edge
field eounty were found to be in a
deplorable condition. The floating and
bonded county debt were found to be
The schools of the county are being
n on credit. It will require, it is
aid. $15,000 to place the schools on
These matters will be covered more
lly in my r':a rt to the hionoirable.
A. W. Jones.
A Former Shortage.
Ii 19(4. a few mniiti-z after I
Pattison went into oethe as cour
treasurer. he hli:nelf reported a ho
age, which he was unable to exph
to his own satisfaction, and on the
port of the comptroller general to t
0overnor, the county treasurer N
:roved by Governor Heyward. I
later miade good the shortage and m
reinstated, and has since held the
fice by re-election. But out of tI
shortage grew a controversy whi
has divided Edgefield county poli
cally. and there is now pending in i
courts a suit with the - Farme
Bank. of Edgefield, relating to t
A- Thorough Examination.
In his annual report to the zene:
assembly in 190F the comptroller g<
eral called attention to the condit
of affairs in Edgefield county, a
stated that nothing but a formal s
tlement had been made, there bei
no actual investigation of the cour
treasurer's office. Last year the con
troller general reported that he woi
make this a full investigation, I
result of which is now mad; pub]
Mr. Wilsor, the chief elerk of I
comptroller's office, spent thi
weeks in Edgefield, from October
to November 12, and Mr. Sawyer, I
auditing clerk, spent two weeks th<
completing this work, the result
which was laid before the governor
day for such action as he may
fit to t.e.
Dr. Patterson was nominated in I
primary this summer over strong
position. Under the law all cour
treasurers and auditors are appoint
by the governor on the recomment
tion of the respective legislative de
gations, but this provision is prac
cally nullified by the custom of no
inating the candidates for these o
e2s in the Democratic primary.
Both Treasurers Suspended.
Columbia. December 19.-Govery
Ansel tonight announced that he b
suspended the county treasurers
Hampton and Edgefield as a res
of the finding of the comptroller g
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, December 21.-Dr R.
Kbler returned Saturday frfm
three weeks' visit in the upper p
of the county.
Mrs. D. B. Cook has been on
sik list for a few days. but is beit
it is.gratifying to ate
Miss Louise Sing'ey is home fr
Orangeburg to spi, the~ Chistui
Mr. and Mrs. Os. Miller have b4
on a visit to his sister,\ Mrs. J.
-Rev. J. L. Hodges held interesti
services here Saturday night a
Sunday, preaching to a large au
ence at each service. Hope thi
services will result in much good.
Mrs.# George 'Swygert, of Selwo:
and Mr. Bennie Chapman, of Wai
ington, have been- visiting Mr. J.
Singley 's family.
Mr. W. C. Counts, of Cha-rlest<
and Mr. Jimmie Counts, of Pomar
have been on a visit te, their sist
Mrs. J. C. Singley.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swygert,
Iro, spent Saturday night with 3
A. A. Singley 's family.
Our teache.r, Miss Sudie Mae Bo
ware, received a sad 'phone messe
Thursday nig-ht announcing the si
den death of her father, Mr. I.
Boulware, at his home in the Utoi
We all extend our sympathy to<
teacher in this time of her sore1
reavement, and may they all look
God for comfort who knoweth a
doeth all things well.
The Rev. Ira S. Caldwell will pres
in the school house next Sabbath;
ternoon at 3 o'clock. Public cordia
invited to the services.
BARGAINS IN MUMMIES.
Gruesome Objects That Turn out
Be Plain Fakes.
While riding among the old Eg:
tian tombs. writes a traveler, the to,
ist is usually approached by the re
sharks. You repel them. Then con
a fellow who acts mysteriously. lo~
about suspiciously. and talks to y(
ierone in an undertane. Your e
iosity is aroused. and von ask 1
guide for information. It turns<
that the man lives in one of the f.
saken tombs nearby, and that. s,
eral days ago, he had found a hith
to undiscovered grave with a mumi
in it, from which he had disjoini
several members and taken so
trinkets found in the bandages. 1I
obets could be seen at his lodgi
i the traveler would care to op ti
displayed-a skull. wo hiands a
two fet. There are also some St:
ead,a small brne statette.
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SGRAND ENSEMBLE "A KNIGHT F
did couple of clay images. and the mum
he my wrappings. ti
ie- You pay, perhaps, little attentiou! lo!
he to the laitter objects on account of $2
-ee the possibility of fraud. but vx oie bt
2 attracted by the disjointed :nbr, ha
he that belon:-ed to a man wi;o mit m
re the earth centuries before ,Ie :im Pl
of appeared on it. True. they arc rue- lei
to- some. but they are just the h
*e that are most closely associaled d f
the name of Egypt than a. :-thei on
he relic could be. There is n ch;nce ca
T' for fraud in an ohjeet of ti- k* a. th
It They are natural. shrunken and Il- ha
ered members, black parchmert-like, at
la- iandt von even detect a zpIev o4om 1o1
le- wai h you conneet with 0h( -mbalm
m process of the aIeent EZyJptian.. th
in- lv nothing mi oe - id h r te:
Ain ib way of proof's th
At last von haan segrired a real gi
Curiosity. and you cai a h1lh .:- d(
bitirg your aeqiAti n i n your rp
o0 turn to the hotel in t7hc pronriom
ad without, however. di.- i(- is 5ur
of ce. as promised the poor Ara'a. Phe re
at hotel man smiles. m
- 'Have you been caught?" he says-.
"They are human remains sure se
enough. but they never grew on an
ancient Egyptian. They belonzed to itlq
some dark-skined Arab who was bunri
a ed for a few years in the dry sand of
rt the desert as an investment. It is a o
common triek:- the condition of the
ground and the absolutely dry eli
er, mate, which exclude decomposition
and cause a natural mummification,
"i make the deception possible."
Holiday Excursion Rates Seaboard P~
~en -Air Line Railway. C
S. The Seaboard Air Line Railway dl
'will sell excursion tickets account o
ng Christmas and New Year holidays
nd from and to all .stations -on its lines; to
di- also from coupon stations to points
*on connection lines in the Southeast,
.on Dec. 18, 19. 23, 24. 25, 30, 31 and
SJan. 1st. good to return until Jan.
sh- 6th, 1909. Get full information from st
nearest Seatboard ticket .agent.
SSOLID GOLD Elgin or Waltham
er, .Daniels & Williamson. W
i-. CASH IN ADVANWE.
In March, 1887, I became a part o,
uowner of The Herald and News and o
ge have been connected with the paper
acontinuously since that~ time. I was
. writh the paper a couple of years prior
ito that time when under other own
ership. I han, therefore, been the
editor for nearly twenty-five years. t
During that time my duties have al- h
toso beeni to keep the books and sub- p~
nd secription accounts.
I have always had great faith and ax
oh confidence in the honesty of the peo-P
Spie and their' purpose to pay their al
fdebts. For that reason I have never
believed I could conduct a strictly re
cash in advance subscription. W
For the past few months I have ax
been giving a closer study to the sit
uation than ever before. H
to When the postoffice department is- in
sued its order that a subscription to
\a semi-weekly more than nine months
-p.- in arrears could not be accepted at
n.the second-class rate we endeavored T.
lie to comply with the order and had to
les utt off about 650 names. We 'first
sent each subscriber at least two let- t
lt ters calling attention to the ruU'ng be- ar
a sides mention of it was maade~ in the ly
S... paper. This fall we have .sent an- tv
'ut other letter to these persons but we y
-r have received no response. nIe
av. These 650 owed us over $5,000. va
er- Many of them not ornly did not pay at
n what they owed but wenti directly and
ed subscribed fx~ o-r ectemporary and
m paid for it. We have no objection to
he that but we mention it as a reason
a. for the shaking of our faith in the t
lt! honesty of the people. It certainly p
was a striking evidence of' ingratitude.
reWe still have a g'ood many sub- Pi
ndscribers who are in arrears. State- u
1 ments have been sent nr will he seLt N
)R A DAY" AT THE OPERA H
During the 25 years of our connee
)u with this newspaper we have
t in unpaid subseriptions at least
0,000. We have no one to blame
t ourself and the people would
ve thought more of us if we had
de them pay it. We are not com
aining but we propose to stop this
k or go out of the business.
After the first day of February The
rald and News will be run strictly
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rd will be mailed you giving you
irty days notice so that you may
,ve time to send in your renewal
d to remind you if you should over
There are doubtless some errors in
e credits. If you will call our at
ntion to these we will gladly make
e correction and in every case will
e the subscriber the benefit of the
It takes too much of our time to
nd statements and to pay postage.
e will keep no books except our
ceipt stubs and a cash book and the
We shall hate to part with any sub
ribers' but we cannot longer be an
yed with trying to collect these lit
amounts and then not get them.
The post office rule does not permit
to carry a delinquent longer than
ne months and we had just as well
tit on the cash bs
We find that for a eleven months
this year only about 1000 have
id anything at all. Just about one
f of the present list. We can not
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lection of what is due us. And we
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i can help it.
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te and pay the advance subscrip
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ietly. No doubt some of those who
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r without paying for it.
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e us will have their accounts turn
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~ople of this community and we de
rye what we have earned.
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be an up-to-date paper and we
pe all of our subscribers will ap
eeiate the situation that it costs
mey to buy paper and pay printers
d it is much easier for each one to
y us than it is for us to be conti'm
y hunting up these little amounts.
If any man's subscription is in a
ars and he has a claim against us
I will thank him to present his claim
d if we owe it we will try to pay it.
Reiember after February first The
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e News and Courier a.nd The
Herald and News.
Beginning with February 1, 1909,
e combination price of The Herald
d News with the Charleston Week
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ar. Two months remain in which
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ce a week and a twice a week news
per that covers the news of the
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day of publication, but of all inter- pu
vening days. The cream of the Asso- me
ciated Press News-the greatest
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and all important happenings in vel
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striking editorial articles and storiesI
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partments for men, women and chil
dren. It it a clean newspaper, and it lat
is a home newspaper. sh
What is Home Do
Ion't say, "can't afford an ORGAN or (S
We will make y%u able, granting from At
one to three years to pay for one.
We supply the Sweet Toned, Durable
Organs and Pianos, at the lowest prices
consistent with quality.
Write at once for Catalogues, Prices
and Terms, to the old Establlshed
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
MASTER'S SALE. L,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, L,
COUNTY OF NEWBRRY. A
Court of Common Pleas. L1
F. A. Puckett, et al.., Plaintiffs, Al
Mc.Creery Glymph, Defendant. A
IComplaint for Partition. L
Pursuant to the order of the Court
herein, I will sell at public outcry, to
the highest bidder, on Monday, Jan
ary 4, 1909, at Newberry Court
House, during the legal hours of sale,
the following described real estate: t'i
All that traet or plantation of land, Ni
lying and being situate in the Coun- T
ty and State aforesaid, containing A
forty two acres, more or less and F
bounded by lands of Mrs. A. Y. W.
Glymph, E. L. Glymph, R. W. Glymph pa
and others. ot
Terms of Sale: One-half of the m"
purchase money to be paid in cash
and the balance in one year, the cred
jit portion to be secured by the bond
of the purehaser and a mortgage of
the premises sold and to bear interest
at the rate of eight per cent. per an
num from date of sale; with leave to
purchaser -to anticipate the payment
of the credit portion either in whole
or in part; purchaser to pay for pa
pers and the recording of the same. m.
H. H. Rikard, Sc
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES- at
The Charleston & Western Carolina Cc
Railway will sell excursion tickets ac
count of the holidays at very low
rates for the round trip. Tickets on
sale December 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, S
1908, and Jan. 1, 1908. Final limit
January 6, 1909.
For further information apply to m.
ticket agents, or,
General Passenger Agent, de
807 Broadway, Augusta, Ga. at
NEWBERRY UNITON STATION.
Arrival .and Departure of Passenger a.
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M. fri
ISunday, June 7th, 1908.
- - p.
Southern Railway: fri
No. 15 for Greenville .. . .8.57a.m. to
No. 1M for Columbia .. . .1.40 p.m.
No. 11 for Greenville .. .. 3.20 p.m. p.
No. 16 for Columbia .... .8.47 p.m. fr<
C., N. & L. Rv.
No. 22 for Columbia .. . .8.47 a.m. 6
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m. ne
No. ,33 for Columbia .. .. 3.20 p.m. biu
No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m.
* Does not run on SundayA
Tis time table shows the tinmes at Wi
which trains may be expeeted to d'e- IPo
part from this station. but their de
parture is not guarant;eed and thetr
time sho.wn is sib.ieet to chan;re with
nut notice. I
G. L. Rchinson. A
Sttion Maiter. IW
-- o. b ~ o ..
tegulatinag the Transportation of
Ce it ordained by the Mayor and
lermen of the Town of Newberry,
D., in Council assembled and by au
rity of the same:
section 1. That from and after the
liecation of this Ordinance all
ats en route from slaughter-house
market must be completely covered
lerneath and above with clean
ite cloths and must be carried in
tiles and mieats shall at all times
subject to inspection by the police
n and members of the Board of
ee. 2. Any person or persons vio
ing the provision of this Ordinance
ll for each offense be punished by.
iine not exceeding fifty dollars or
imprisonment not exceeding thirty
ne and ratified under the corpor
ate seal of the Town of New
berry, S. C., this .the seventh
eal) day of October, 1908.
J. J. -Langford,
test: Mayor of Newberry.
Eug. S. Werts,
Clerk and Treasurer.
ARBSTON & WBSTERN CAR
Scedule in effect May 31, 1908.
.Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
.Laurens 2:02 p.m.
.Laurens (C&WC) 2:35 p.m.
. Grseenville 4:00 p.m.
t.Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
. Hendersovrille 7:45 p.m.
-. Asheville -f :50 p.m.
.Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
.McCormiek 4:.33 p.m.
.Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be
een Augusta and Asheville. Trains
s.1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
bursdays and Saturdays, leave
heville Mondays, Wednesdays and~
Note: The above arrivals and de
rtures, as well as connections with
aer. companies, are given as infor
Ction, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, 8, C.,
LUB RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. .18, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a.
for connection at Belton with/
No. 12, from Walhalla, leaves An-'
rson at 10.15 a. in., for connection
Belton with Southern Railway for
lumbia and Greenville.
No. 20, leaves And at 2.20
in., for connections at Belton with
uthern Railway for Greenville.
Ro. 8, daily except Sunday, from
alhalla arrives Anderson 6.24 p.
,with connections at Seneca with
uthern Railway from points south.
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves An
eson at 4.57 p. mn., for connections
Belton with Southern Railway for
eenville and Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
mn., from Belton with connections
o 9, arrives at Anderson at 12.24
mn., from Belton with connections
>m Greenville and Columbia. Goes
So. 19, arrives at An,derson at 3.40
n. from Belton with connections
No. 11, arrives at Anderson at
9 p. in., from Belton with con
etions from Greenville and Colum
L. Goes to Waihalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
iderson. at 9.20 a. mn., for Walhalla,
th connections at Seneca for local
Kos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are mixed
'n between Anderson and Belton.
Ks 7 nnd 8 are loen1 freight
is. eatrrying passengers, between
derson and Walhalla and betweer
lhall~a nn? Andlerson