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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1904.
The :arrival of the circus has
brought joy to the soul of the editor
of the Atlanta Journal. Hear him:
"Show us the man with 'soul so
dead that he does not feel the least
bit of thrill when the circus comes
to town, and we will show you a con
firmed cynic. He's a bad man: fit
for 'treasons, strategems and spoils.'
For the man who eleva,es his pro
boscis at the circus not only admits
that he isn't young and never has
been, but furthermore, advertises the
fact that he has no sympathy with
yduth. And, while it may be only a
misdemeanor never to have been
young, it is deliberate criminality
never to have desired youth.
..refore. the circus is your true
test. as to whether your neighbor is
'human' or not. One who has be
come thoroughly disallusioned is it
only a heavy weight upon himself,
but wearies all his acqttaintances as
well, and it is a false sympathy
which regrets his suicide. If a man
claims that the circus bores him, it
is because all the freshness is gone
from his nature: and by the same tok
en he is a bore himself. Except you
become. again as a little child, you
shall not enjoy the circus: and if you
have the power to do that, you are
in such a spiritual condition that you
need not worry about the hereafter.
Of course we don't mean to make the
flat-footed statement that all who go
to the circus will of necessity go to
heaven, nor that all who are admitted
to the latter p'ace must have been
circus-goers; for even some of the
circus-goers are wanting in the prop
er childlike simplicity in other things.
and may not be able to creep under
the tent of paradise.
"But the main proposition holds
true: its a bad man and a bad neigh
bor, and above all, a bad parent. who
can forget his own juvenile delight
in. the brave bespangled confusion of
the Greatest Show on Earth. (Each
circus is the Greatest Show on
The circus is a great institution.
and one that has more than kept pace
with the growth of the country-in
deed, its development is such as to
make it one of the leaders. The cir
cus brings gladness to the heart of
more people-old and young, white
and black-than any other institu
tion, and the only sad feature about
it is that as a rule it comes only once
a year. The trust idea has invaded
~the 'ranks of the showmen, how~ever,
as it has almost everything else, and
now the big tented exhibitions block
out the country and guard against
conflicting dat's-in fact, the three
or four' really big shows hit only in
high places. The circus syndicate
was probably driven to this course by.
reason of the size of the shows and
consequent expense and the wide
spread hostility of legislators toward
showmen. At present a circus is
taxed to about the same extent as
a rdilroad is assessed for damages
and apparently with about the same
feeling. The spectre of a circus
sweeping through the country and
taking all the money along with it
is an old one and one which should.
along with the idea that railroads are
enemies of t'he people, be relegated
to the past. The circus is a great
institution, and we hope it will live
to enjoy frequent visits. It is an
event of a year for many people and
that of perhaps a lifetime for some:
it causes folks to forget their troubles
and have a good time and in short it
is America's leading amu1sement in
stitution and its visits should not be
so few and far between-Charlotte
The circus is a great American in
stitution. The editor of this paper
has always bee a warm friend of the
circu's. We were reared in the coun
try and we remember most distinct
ly with what delight as a boy we
looked forward to the coming of the
circus and what a revelation it was
to us when it came and how what
we saw gave us something to talk
about for weeks after. Since com
had a good word for the circus and
have advised our friends to go and
take all the children. We have
known men to be so good as to criti
cize the circus and then hide behind
blinds to get a look at the parade.
We do not believe in any such hy
Newberry is a good circus town.
The circus always attracts large
crowds, but lately the city license
has been made almost prohibitive and
for several reasons the circus has
been giving this town the go by.
We may not be as good as some of
those who have by prohibitive license
charges kept the circus from New
berry, but we still hold that the cir
cus is a good institution and if we
were able we would have taken every
child in Newberry county to the cir
cus which was in Greenwood y-estcr
\Ve hope the circus may live long
and that the time may soon come
when the "biggest circus on earth"
may be permitted to exhibit in New
Newberry should put new life intm
her board of trade, or have a business
men's commercial organization of
some kind. Nothing helps a town so
much as haing some way of securing
organized effort in promoting the
general advance of the community.
Some of our exchanges are discuss
the jury sys' . and moralizing on
the great responsibility which rest.
upon the juror in the administration
of justice, all of which is very proper.
and very true.
The office of juror is one of great
responsibility and of much impor
tance. The integrity of the jury box
should be kept inviolate. It is impos
sible for any nation or state to rise
above the individuals who compose it.
Our government rests upon the in,
tegrity. the intelligence and the vir
tue of the individual citizen. Our
system of administering justice is as
good as can be secured. What we
need is intelligence and virtue in
those who are charged with the ad
ministration of the law. Without
these no change of system can bring
It is said that the recent primary
was more corrupt than any ever held.
So far as this county is concerned we
believe it was as fair as we could
expect and we know of no
illegal practices at any of the
precincts. In some places it
is said that money was freely used
in the purchase of votes. 'We have
none of that in this county.
It is a fact that the cost of making
a state campaign is becoming so bur
densome that only those who have
plenty of money can afford to go into
a state canvas. This should not be.
If it contiues the time will come wvhen
the poor man will be barred from en
terng the race for any position. If
the primary is to remain this thing o~
buying votes, so to speak, and the
free use of money should be made to
rebound upon the man who uses it.
And vet -we have heard that in the
old time the same thing prevailed
and the use of money and of wvhiskey
was as general then as now. After
all the only hope is in the education
of our people in those virtues which
go to make the good citizen.
LANDS FOR SALE.
There will be offered for sale at
public outcry at Pomaria, Newberry
County, to the highest bidder, begin
ning at 11 o'clock on Tuesday, 18th
day of October, 1904. the land at Po
maria belonging to the estate of
Thomas WV. Holloway. deceased, di
vided into six tracts, contamnmg, ac
cording to survey, respectively. 89.29.
146.27, 126-34. 99.82. 83.16. 13-002
acres, more or less. Also 19 build
ing lots of about one acre each.
Terms of Sale: Tracts--r-4 cash.
credit portion payable in equal install
ments in I. 2 and 3 years. Lots
all cash. Plats may be seen at post
office at Pomaria and with undersign
ed at Newberry. Fuller terms of
sale and further information will be
furnished upon application.
H. C. Holloway.
E. R. Hipp.
L. M. Fellers.
9 23-5 t.
"How's you gettin' on wid youah
"I done learned to add tup the
It is reported in China that the
government will send Wu Ting-Fang.
formerly minister at Washington. to
Europe and the United States on a
special mission concerning Manchur
A life of Andree, th lost explorer.
is to be issued by the Geographical
Society of Stockholm. of which he
was a member.
The Farmers Oil Mill Offers The
Following Exchange Rates Per
Ton of Seed.
11;0 pounds of No. 1 meal and
900 pounds of hulls, or 1400 pounds of
No. 2 meal and 900 pounds of hulls.
We will not make the No. 2 meal
(that is, meal with hulls in it) but we
have just perfected arrangements
whereb-y- we can furnish it at that rate
to per.ons desiring a low grade arti
To further prove that our mill is
run in the interest of the producers.
we now announce that at the end of
the season we will substract from our
gross income the legitimate rnnning
expenses of the mill together with
10 per cent. on the capital stock and
pay the rest to the people who have
either exchanged or sold us seed and
that in the proportion to the amount
of seed furnished us. This is your op
portunity to make the mill pay and
to share in the profits. All we ask is
seed enough to run 8 months. Fur
nish them and we will pay a hand
some profit to you. You get your
share if you bring us but one load of
Beginning today we will pay 25
cents for seed at our gin. Next week
we hope to be able to have ronm for
all the seed offered us.
We want to express our apprcia
tion of the large business already
given us and we regret that we have
not had the room to take all the seed
Farmers Oil Mill
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 2,3 1904.
We invite the attention of
the trade to our new line of
Bats for Men and Boys,
just received for fall. No gen
teman feels well dressed with
out one of
Stetson's New Derbys,
We have these, also a large
assrtment of others varying
in price from 25c. up.
Our new Shoes are the very
best, and include Banister,
The Hamilton Brown Shoe Co.
and other good makes. Our
values are the best, and our
prices are the lowest.
A choice line of neve styles.
Neckwear, Gloves, Handker
chiefs, Hosiery, Shirts, Collars
and Cuffs, Umbrellas and
Purses. We believe you will
appreciate the selection we
Ihave made and the low prices
we have marked them. Come
and see us often.
A. C. JONES, Proprietor.
Win. F. EWART, Manager.
Newbrry, S. C_, Sept. 22, '04.
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