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& ||eralil anil ||ms.
Eatered at the Postoffice at NewBktj,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, February 8, 1916.
We are mailing to each one of oui
subscribers whose time is out a personal
appeal to each to help us raist
$500 by the first of March. It is a
small matter for each one of you tc
send us the dollar that you owe, and
we believe if you knew -how much
pleasure it would give us for you tc
do so that you would not hesitate a
moment. And then on the first of
March we are going to revise pur mailing
list and we want you to remain a
member of The Herald and News- family.
but if you are not willing to contribute
your share?the amount you
owe on subscription?then we will take
it that you do not care longer to abide
v "with us. We implore you to take adTantage
of our offer and get the paper
for one or two years for only a dollar
a year. Don't hesitate. Do it novr.
fWThat? Send in what you are due on
subscription account.
.rnhp fi-r^enwood Journal recently had
a .good editorial on the subject, "Give
the home man a chance," in which
this sentence occurs: "We are all dependent
the one upon the other, and
when we help each other we help oursires."
And that is true, and if for
110 other reason than a selfish one we
should help each other and stick to our
home men and give them a chance.
When we knock our home man we indirectly
at least give our noble selves
a gentle stab.
And the legislature is really taking
notice of the violation of the fundamental
law by its own members. Wt
made it an issue some eight years ago;
trnt then they said it was not worth
while. Well, all we Bay is, w j are
glad to see that the conscience is being
aroused. Not only senators and repre
sentatives are holding trusteesidps in
violation of their solemn oath of of*
fice, but the governor himself is a
trustee of Clemson, But there is a
special section of the constitution
which refers only to members of the
legislature. It doesn't need an
opinion from the attorney general
or a court decision to understand It.
The language of the constitution Is so
a can understand it.
The total sake of liquor in the fifteen
dispensary counties during tie
month of December were over a ihalf
million dollars. There can scarcely be
such an overwhelming sentiment in
those counties for prohibition. Maybe
the citizens were stocking up against
a day of shortage.
The editor of the Abbeville Press and
Banner, wno is also a lawyer, says that
a citizen of the county has been to his
iaw office twice to -get ad nee on the
law "as to passing a person whom you
overtake" on the road. Most persons
~-r<r +Vi^ ion- ^vn v/vi TTi-pp-f a nerson.
IVUV n UUV TI ^ -but
a wi?le lot do not observe it. And
this citizen requests that tihe advice be
printed for the benefit of others as
Editor Greene says: "We will only
give him about fifteen dollars "worth
to start with, because we do not desire
to make him pay for more than he
"wants. For that amount, we advise on
three points as follows:
"First. A person who wishes the editor
to publish free legal advice for him
in the editor's paper to which he does
not subscribe wishes the editor to get
"clean out of the road*' to let him pass.
'Second. A person who "borrows his
neighbor's paper and reads it is passing
on the wrong side of the road. I
"Third. A person who wants to take ;
his neighbor's paper and read it when !
the neighbor is wanting it himself, is j
guilty of obstructing the road against j
ftis neighbor so that he can not pass!
at all."
The Columbia Record is going after
the boys some on the holding of trus2
teeships and membership in the legis- j
lature. Go to 'em, old boy, they need
a shaking up. Some years ago when
we raised the question some of these
fellows said it was personal and there
was nothing to it. The reason that
so few of the trustees have been commissioned
is that they thought by not
getting the commission they would not
be holding two positions. But the law
says it is unlawful for them to hold
j a trusteeship unless tney take tne oatn
_! of office and get a commission, and tne
; moment they are commissioned they va^
i cate their other job. Roll 'em some
I more, Mr. Record. How about Senator
A. Johnstone and Governor Manning?
^ Are they immune?
L In Anderson county the offices of
' master and probate judge have been
combined and a sufficient salary al:
lowed to make it worth while for a
' man to give his time to the duties of
' the office. Then the officer is allowed
a clerk at a living salary. Of course
Anderson is a larger county than Newberry,
but by combining these two of
fices it wo-uld make it'worth while to
a man to give his entire time to the
duties of the office and he would have
a living salary.
Th? Greenwood Journal says this is
a very economical legislature. It is
not creating any new offices and is
watching out for the people. It created
all the new jobs at the first session.
And the new circuit bill has
passed the house. It is now up to the
But we agree with the Journal. This
is a very economical legislature. Bless
its dear heart, it refused to appropri
ate $50,000 for liquor -law enforcement
and $25,000 for the militia, but authorized
the governor to borrow that
amount in order to have the money.
That's fine business ability, you bet, it
is. Keep the appropriation bill down
below two million and then authoarize
the governor to borrow. Then we can
go out on the hustings next cummer
and tell the dear people that wo re^
duced the levy to six and a half mails
and kept the appropriation down to
the two million mark, but never a ward
will we say about authorizing the governor
to borrow the $75,000 that we
did not have the nerve to provide for.
We will take care of that next time
and let the people pay the interest, but
we must fool them this time, the election
is coming on this coming summer
and we must have something to work
on before the people.
That may be good business. We admit
we are not much of a business
proposition. But that's what's being
The Columbia Record says that in
a "startling opinion" of the attorney
general that under the law prisoners
on the chain gangs cant be whipped.
! There is nothing startling in the opin!
ion. The Knowledge that such is the
law may he startling information, but
the daw is plain enough.
What a glorious time to use the split
log drag. The weather is fine for its
In stating the income for the county
in our last issue we omitted the one
mill to v ~?f\r -rrvo/tio o.e ?> ??* sva.TI^A
, W* w?u^> VUUiVU.
Really, tie levy in this county for
county purposes is 4% mills. It all
goes into one fund. If the reader will
look at the last report of the supervisor
as published in both county papers
he will find that there is considerable
money on hand from the
amount appropriated, but the county
has been running on a credit for several
months, and if you borrow $25,000
it will have to go to pay what is already
borrowed. Besides, we think the
appropriation bill carried something
like $2,000 to pay interest.
Instead of passing and discussing
! the two-cent rate on the railroads, the
j legislature better pass a six per cent
interest rate. Interest charges are entirely
too high in this state. If the
banks can afford to lend money at six |
per cent on cotton why not on other!
good security, such, as land, for in- j
stance. We have not seen any one who i
wants a passenger rate of two cents, j
As far as we can see and hear there
is 110 demand for it at this time.
Complaint of ill luck is often an j
apology for laziness.
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Somebody ought to memorialize the :
legislature to let us have a litt'e more
.beer, per tnirty days. Write 'em a ;
letter. Bob ?Spartanburg Herald.
That's what I say. That Spartan- |
burg Herald man has some mighty j
good things, and some rv-ery sensible;
a tt? Vi-l r* V* + Viir. i f n n ^ T nloa !
. lUtTCLD, VJLIO Ui nr i-i.iv ia IO, CLUU 1 OiOV ,
implore Bob?if he will permit me to!
be that farni'iar?to write 'em a note,
and I b' lieve they will hf a w'nat yo.i
say. Yoi know, this is the day and
the time to write notes. Didn't y(-u
say something the other day about the 1
fellow who was permitted to write ti:? ;
notes of the count?y didn't care much j
who made t'ne laws. I believe if you j
will write them boys do^.n there n j
the legislature such a note as you are j
/\ ?-? C ? V* o ^ t n -\ ^ V\ i n rr mt! ! 1
I fapauie Ui WI icing uiai in- '.uni.g riij
! he easy, and then we *?von + care to |
mucli aboat tiat there gal1 on I ju.- t!
liappened to see this suggestion in t'ne }
Spartanburg paper. I only get ;o sec j
it occasionally, but I have aforetime I
seen some nighty good .suggestions Jn .
its editoriai coU'mns, of whioh this :>!? ? [
is among the gems. Now 1 cvould write ;
" - - . i
them a no:e. hut l am no: an aaem,
in the writing of notes?at least of'
j this character?and then most o' n:y j
: writing is long and solemn. Write 'em j
a note, Bob, and do it now. Pleast j
don't wait until it is too late, for them ,!
is awful T/ord-s.
Some time ago I copied that old fa-;
miliar poem, "The Old Oaken Bucket,"}
and made some few little comments on j
it, and among which was that in my
boyhood or girlhood days I did not
knew much about the bucket at the j
well, because we got our water from
cut the spring that flowed from -under j
the everlasting hills, and carried It on ;
,our heads to the house, but there were j
some things in it?that poem,*I mean? j
l that th#> eood old days that i
are gone forever. And now some good
friend has sent me the following copy
of "The 01-d Roller Towel," and you
know that I do not know much about \
it, because at our home and at the I
school we never load a roller towel. I
don't know just why, unless my folk !
were really afraid of them germs, but1
this towel storv reminds me to say i
- - - . . !
j some tilings that 1 nave Deen tryurg xo
say. In fact, the poem says 'em for
me in a better and more attractive
way than I can. possibly say tiem myself.
Read it:
The Old Boiler Towet
(Tune "The Ql-d Ooken Bucket) .
How dear ?o the hearts are toe things
of our childhood
When fond recollections present them
i to view ;
The old district schoolhouse, the pail
and the dipper.
The same cud of gum which in turn
we did caew.
No fear of a microbe forever beeet us,
No State Board of Health, interfered
then at all;
wp bathed dirtv faces in one common
"" w ~~ I
And turned to tie towel that hung on
the wall,
.'The old rol'ler towel, the etiff roller
The germladen towel?that hung on
the wall.
. t
Of crash was this towel, in gen'rous
And never was changed more than
once in a week; " i,
I We turned it around end used it all I
And for a dry spot it was useless to ,
T * ^ T J nrwATV o-r O T7-5 CVi
YVTLO. Use <tilU iil/uw it tij
in color,
Acquiring an odor -exceedingly rank;
By Saturday it presented a surface
As hard and unyielding as any inch
The old roller towel, the stiff roller
I T-Wim -nr.liio.Vi tVici ffvVlishlV
JL* 1 V/JLLL n uiV/U V.UV/ ^
But now it is gone, vanished out of
By virtue of power which the Board
of Health holds; ]
No more can we bury our streaming ;
wet faces,
Within its bacterial, dangerous folds. 1
No longer we meet with discolored <
banner, <
Which hung from a roller nailed on 5
the wall. ; (
On clean huckaback, intitialed, em- J <
broidered, !3
We wipe away tears which instrusively j 1
fall | c
For the old roller towels, the stiffj t
rc^er towel3, e
The germ laden towels, that hung on j t
the wall. | ]
But I remember the bucket and the i v
dipper, and how we all drank out it j n
and of germs we never heard, and Tne d
old gourd at the spring, we all used s
it, and never a word of a germ. But o
then everythirg is underboing a o
Mail Orders I 11
Filled Promptly
New silks are tl
de Chine, Pong*
m u__ ci r
i^uvcuy ouripes, ^
A good assortm
? ? ~ ?. ?rv tm * ? *a
36 inch Middy
only, the yard
Good soft quali
day only, 14 yard
12 inch all line
$1.25 quality, for
New shipment <
sizes. "The Middj
m. r n
[New Spring goc
Dry Goods, Millineryand
change, and I reckon the germs axe
here, and we better use the individual
drinking cup and the drinking fountain
and all that sort of thing, becaus?
maybe tb-e ^erin is a .product of our
modern aiict improved aim aavauceu
civilization. And yet it seems to me
that I read some time ago where some
germ .expert said there were some
ninety million germs in each greenback
dollar bill, and I never heard of
any one retusfag to take and to handle
one of these bills on account of th^
g< rms. Fact is, I believe that I would
risk a few myself, as little as I care
for money. And you remember the
old gourd f?t the spring that was hung
on a stake or on the limb of a tree,
and that a'.i of us used it and never a
thought of a germ. It used to be a
great privilege to get permission from
t'ne teacher to g> to the spring after
a bucket of water, especially and only
during school hours. And school hours
then lasted all day, from 8 o'clock in I
the morning, with an hour for dinner, j
until 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
Going to school then was an all-day
job. Now the start -at 9 o'clock and
let 'em out at 1 or 2 in the afternoon.
I reckon the boys and girls are quicker
to learn in tnese days than the boys
and girls of th? old days.
But talking about germs, I notice
that the paragrapher of The State says
that the latest and shortest poem on
germs and microDes
Had 'em"
Well, if Adam had 'em they must
have been here a long time, and we
are just now discovering that fact. .
And I could name some boys, and girls, ;
loo, for that matter, who would re- jail
the "cud of gum which in turn we j j
3id chew," but it was not the kind of!]
;um they chew today. We got it from j j
he sweet gum trees that grew in the . <
? - - * ^ e
wamps near by. Now, don't some m {
'on boys and girls who may chance to ' (
end this recall w'nat I am saying? I j j
>et you do. And ihei. them chinquapin J t
r<?es and the chinquapins we would
rather at the dinner hour, and then j j
he eld -game of ' hull, gull, hand full, >
low many." And there was no law j (
hen against our taking chances and j T
.'inning or losing on the guesses we a
ade. Those were simple and happy v
ays, and we were a pretty healthy
et of brats. I reckon if some member
f ha.r! anv knowledge | b
L Lilt/ iVQiwiwv? ~ ?
f such a thing- g^ing on now he would 1 b
well & Haltiwi
Spring Ai
le latest arrivals at i
ac Puccv WlllnWS
UOj A UOCJ * ? ? ..
/hecks, and others,
lent now ready for y
s For Wednesdi
Quill Cloth, value
m m m m
ty bleaching, value
s for
sn Table Damask,
Wednesday only, tl
>f those "Bob Ev?
T LmI- 1
' A iiai ijiajr o vjvuvt &
>ds arriving daily. 1
aldwell & Hafdwang<
The Wooltex Store
The Ladies Store
introduce a tulH to make it a chain gang
offense. I do not recall any of those
boya or girls who turned out to be
gamblers, and some of them are
preachers and some teacher's and al!
so far as I recall good citizens. There
wasn't so much regulating by law in
those days. But I must stop this train
of thouight, however sadly pleasant It
is to recall tnoee good old days. I
reckon after awhile some one wttl be
talking about thf?e present days as
the good o'd dayf, of germ and microbe
theories, and cf laws that regulated
things for you. And it is well, for,
you knowr some one lias said something
about a country without memories
not being a <very desirable country,
or words to that effect.
Lf the ground hog came out in Newberry
on Wednesday he sure did not
hiq sjijutow made by the appear
ance of the sun, for there was no sunshine
in Newberry Wednesday. I don't
know the significance of the ground
ihoe philosophy, so I am not going to
say any more.
(Continued on Page One.)
general assembly in framing measures,
and in giving advice pon legal
matters to them, and to all who seek
his opinion upon matters affecting the
state government."
He has stood squarely hy the laws of I
South Carolina in all his dealings.
? - ' ?ixi. v.;?
Mr. weepies nas associated vyxlu umi |
is assistant attorney general, Mr. Fred. I
H. Dominick of Newberry, recognized
is a lawyer of unquestionable standing.
"When he first came into the ofice,
Mr. Peeples retained for some time
:he late M. P. DeBruhl, whose knowledge
was marked and whose legal atsinmenfs
we*e great, and whose influ- j
*r.ce is felt even today in many acts J
or the good 'of the state, passed by j
he general assembly.
Mr. Peeples is a young man, deserv- i
ng of much credit for bis rapid rise in j
ns profession and in politics in South j
?arolna. He is the only child and j
vas raised on a farm; is unmarried!
md has his mother here in Columbia j
nth him.
It isn't always what a man knows j
?ut what he doesn't tell that make^ us j
lelteve him wise.
Phone >
inger *?
clivals |
our store. Crepe 1
, Dress Taffetas, I
r?ii w o nnynxral
V/Ul oypi U V U&? I
ay Only Fm
15c, Wednesday I
- 12 I-2c I
9c, for Wednes- I
$1.00 I
several patterns, I
tie yard - 98c I
ins" middies, all 1
-ooking" r
Visit us often. .
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if 1256-20 Main it |
Newberry, S. C
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Wifii Appropriation Bill out ef Way, I
Waaaftng Hopes to Hare Several,
. .. BUh Eaaete4, ||
The Columbia correspondent of $te
Augusta Chronicle. sends his paper |fce
following ui^er date of February 2.:
With the passage of the general appropriation
bill the way "*111 be cleaned
for the consideration of several important
bills by the general assembly. J
The appropriation bill v;Jll *very Ilkeiy
t -*? ?t - J? v - j ?r
i>e ajspouea ol xteiore wit? euu ui mv?
present weefc and *iie remainder of
the session "ft"?)] be devoted to several
far-reaching measures which have received
the indorsement of Governor
It ie very l$eiy that a steering committee
will be appointed this week_.$p> "
handle the situation in the house an4, J
weed out the unimportant bills which 9
have been introduced. Local legister 11
tion will be ?"iven attention and th ? &J
both houses will get down to work pfli
tlie big aneatiureH.
Tie early part of the session "?*?
given up very largely to a disoussiar 9
of the several laws locking to a strict 1
enforcemen* of the prohibition law.
Governor Manning has several bills
under conside:ation which Sie hopes ta
have.enacted at this session of th*
legislature. The governor briefly oat- I
ii-n^+>1^'T-np^<111 rp? that he is interested" a
iWiVV4 W41V " ^ ?
in as follows: ; - r
Mannings Program. ' ')
1. Raising the child labor age" limit
from 12 to 14 yars so as to conform''
to the local option compulsory eduoa1
ttion measure.
2. The passage of a bill to provide
stfha. mt atrrfpnltrtiTP i"n the
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schools of the state, the hill Wring
already been favorably reported In the
house. *
3. A bill providing for the inauguration
of the Torreiis system of land
4. Medical inspection of school children.
5. A hill providing for a state "board
of conciliation to settle disputes between
capital and labor.
Governor Manning intends to put all
of his force behind these measures ani
will urse upon fne general assembly
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tne E0CPSS1LJ iur jjRHjoagc <a,c img ow ^
sion. Practically all of the measure#
were recommended by the governor in
Ms inau-sniral address to the legislature
last year.

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