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E. H. AC"LL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 19o5.
Thomas J. McCrary.
In the death of Mr. Thomas 3.
McCrary this community has lost
one of its most valued citizens. He
was a self-made man and while he
had prospered he was the same mod
est, unassuming, gentle and kind gen
tleman that he was when he came *Eo
Newberry thirty or more years ago as
a clerk in a dry goods store. He was
one of those true and gentle men
whom prosperity could not change.
We knew him from the time we
first came to Newberry as a college
boy when he was with W. T. Tarrant,
through all of his rises and successes
in the bank and The mill business and
he was ever the same gentle, kind
and considerate gentle man. In what
ever relation in life you approached
him or had business with him he was
the same ger.tle man. The last time
we saw him was as both of us were
going to dinner in fronm of Mr. J. W.
White's store on Tuesday when we
hailed him to give an answer to a
phone message we had received from
him during the morning. He was
then as we had always known him
the same kind gentle man-polite.
kind in expression and courtenus in
manner. Little did we think that
that would be the last time we would
be able to hail him in the flesh. In
-every relation in life he was a gen
tle-man and that we consider the
highest compliment that can be paid
to any man.
We wish we had words to lay a
more beautiful flower upon his bier
for he was one man for whom we en
tertained the most sincere regard.
Only that Newberry had more like
We are willing Eo admit for the
sake of argument that possibly our
moral acumen--the right to know
the distinctions between wrongs-i
possibly not quite so acute as that of
our distinguished mayor and for that
reason we humbly implore the privi
lege of making an inquiry without
the intent of condoning wrong doing
in any shape or form. We s:and for
the moral purity and uplifting of this
community as strongly as does OUr
distinguished mayor, that is in pro
portion to our abiliry to do so.
Now w~e would like to know where
he draws the distinction between a
little social game of cards that is not
disturibing any one and betting on an
intercollegiate game of baseball,
right out in the open, or possibly he
and his vigilant policemen did not
know such a thing was going on
the pasr summer. Is a social game
of cards more heinous in his sight
than a bucket shop where 4 man can
go and gamble on the market and
lose from Sroo to any amount be
fore he can turn down the steps. And
has he not licensed the bucket shop
to do business in this city at so much
per year and does he not know that
gambling is going on there every day
on a large scale, and does he consider
that right a'nd proper. Does he con
sider this right and a little game of
cards so heinous that he must make
an eavesdropper out of his policemen
to fmnd out if gentlemen are playing a
social game of cards. Understantd
that we are not s- ying either one is
right but we are asking a higher au
thority for information and to draw
the distinction of moral turpitude. Is
a man a "'gentleman" who puts up a
hundred on the cotton market or an
intercollegiate baseball game and the
one who plays a social game of cards
a gambler. That is the question we
put to our distinguished mayor. If
he aliows and licenses the one why is
he so anxious to rectify the other. Is
it a moral and legal question or what?
Let us have your views on the good
roads subject. Surely our people are
interested in this, the most vitel e
tion That confronts us today. Good
roads may increase taxes to
buiild :h em. but they a'lso increase :he
value of real estate. save xs.war and
tear of stock, vehicles and bar
nese, as well as enable one to
haul more with less effort. No
other investment wi yield so
great a return.-Gaffney Ledger.
You are entirely correct. That is
what The Herald and News is and
has been advocating for these many
years. There is no investmen: that
would pay so large dividends as the
money put in the improvement of the
public roads. There is nothing that
would add so much to the comfort
and happiness of those who live in
the country as good roads. It would
add to the value of real estate a hun
dred fold and make country life the
ideal life. It would bring the church
es and the schools and your neigh
bors all nearer to you. We would
like to see the state sell her state
farms and stop leasing convicts ex
cept -to the counties and have them
put on the public roads.
Good roads has been our hobby
for many years and we hope to see
the day when they will be a reality
throughout every county in this state.
But to get them it will take money.
And 'This money must come by taxa
tion. There is no other tax, however,
that can be levied that will come back
to those who pay it in such abandance
as the tax for good roads.
There is one divorce in Maine for
every six marriages. Which fact may
also go to prove -chat prohibition, as
well as marriage, is a failure in Maine.
We trust -that prohibition has noth
ing to do with this condition of the
divorce and matrimonial markets.
A Very Brave Man
There is a certain very little girl
who is also very cowardly. Her fath
er, -finding that sympathy only in
creased this unfortunate tendency, de
cided to have a serious talk with his
little daughter on the subject of her
"Papa," she said at the close of
i,is lecture, "when you see a cow
ain't you 'fraid?"
"No, certainly not, Evelyn."
"When you see a horse, ain't you
"No, of course not."
"When you see a dog, ain't you
"-No!" with emphasis.
"When you see a bumblebee, ain't
"No!" with scorn.
"Ain't you 'fraid when it thunders?"
"N'o!" with loud laughter. "Oh
you siliy, silly child?"
"Papa." said Evelyn solemnly, "ain't
you 'fraid of nothin' in the world but
To All Real Estate Agents
And others interested in the sale
of real estate and directing immigra
tion to the south:
We are pleased to announce that
special Homeseekers excursion rates
have been authorized from Ohio and
Mississippi Gateways October 17th,
and November 7th, 1905, at the re
markably low rate of So per cent of
the standard one-way rate from ini
tial point to destination, with maxi
mum rate of $20.00. The following
rates will apply from the points
named below to Newberry, S. C., and
Cincinnati, Ohio. $13-35
St. Louis, Missouri, $18.70.
Louisville, Kentucky, $13.05
Evansville, Indiana, $1.0
Memphis, Tennessee, $14-55
Tickets wil! be good for 21 days.
Any further information regardin-g
rates and conditions of ti-ckets will
be supplied upon application.
We are hopeful tha-t you will avali
yourself of the opportunity and ad
vise your correspondents and ot'hers
in the northwest likely to be inter
ested in visiting your section for the
purpose of securing a home.
Will be pleased to hear from you
at any time on -this subject.
Yours very truly,
M. V. Richards,
Land and Industrial Agent.
Amity Lodge, No. 8', A. F.hi.
A regular communication of Amity
Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., will be held!
next Monday evening at 8 o'clock in
The F. C. Degree will be conferred.
GEO. S MOWER, W. M.
J H-. M. KInAD seeretarv.
The Gray and The Blue.
There are very few left of those who
The fight of the blue and the gray.
Their si-ps have grown slow, and
their eves are dim
One by one, they are passing away.
They tell of the time, when they
strove for the right
To the cause, that they loved, they
Their flags are unfurled on memorial
And they talk of the gray and the
They speak of the time, when they
battled with Lee,
Their chieftain, so noble and true
And tell, 0 how sadly, he passed
down the line;
Wh-en the gray had to yield to the
They are proud of their crutches and
old empty sleeves
And well they remember the day
They fell in the trenches mid wound
ed and dead
Brave men, both the blue and the
The cross which they prize more than
silver or gold
Can never :be taken away
Conferred upon them by some sweet
Not worn by the blue, but the gray.
When the last roll is sounded
They'll answer the call
And eager each one to obey
In bright robes of glory, each soldier
All sing the same song, blue and gray.
New Fall Goods.,
We are receiving our New
Fall Goods and want the trade
to see what we are showing
before making their purchases.
Among the arrivals during the
past week were our new style
Hats, Neckwear, Cloth
ing and Banister's Fine
Shoes for Men. And we
are expecting new things every
week until our stock is filled
with the best things of the
season. We would call your
attention especially to the mag
nificent stock of Clothing we
have bought for fall. We -will
show an elegant line of suits
rom $5.00 to $25 00 for men,
and Boys' Suits from $2.00 to
$7.50. Also a splendid linq of
Men's, Boys' and Children's
vercoats which we have se
ected with a great deal of care,
and will offer them at the lowest
:ash prices, and hope to sell
This is one of our strongest
lepartments, and will be
stronger than ever this fall.
we have the exclusive sale in
this market of James A. Ban
ster & Co.'s Fine Shoes for
men. The Hamilton Brown
Shoe Co.'s lines which include
the American Gentleman, The
American Lady, Country Club,
Picnic, Security School Shoes
and other leading brands which
ave a reputation for style as
well as good wearing.
Underwear and Hosiery.
Come to us for your fall..Underwear,
osiery and Gloves. We have large
ines of these bought, and can supply
you with them as you need them.
Special Order Department!
We represent Sampson & Harris,
New York, who have a high reputation
as exclusive Tailors for the best trade,
d we will be glad to have you see
:heir line before selecting your fall
suit. Prices in all of our departments
guaraneed to be the lowest in the city.
ome and see us often. Send us your
A. C. JONES,
Newbrry S. C. Aug. 10, 1905.
We have a
smart and dainty
fords, Tans and
that we are selling
means a rare o
persons desiring I
liable shoes for th
When in nee<
THE PLACE FOR RE]
JNO. M. KJNARD, 0. B. MAYI
Capital $50,000.00 - - -
Does a General Banking Bt
Pays 4 per cent.<
We Solicit Your
On and after September 1st this Bank
While it lasts it goes for:
Best Patent, Cotton,
Best Half Patent, Cottor
Best Straight - -
We are having a big run
to remind the public we ai
and summer goods, havin
nice new effects.
8 Don't be misled by loud advertist
and red hot prices, and a compan
IMoseley Bros. are in the lead, and
the place to trade. Some are cutti
off. ~They are just abcut getting in
stock of Sum
at cost. This
;tylish and re
e least money.
I of Shoes
R ~ Z. F. WRIGHT,
- Surplus $30,000.00
>l Savings Deposits.
will be open after 3 o'clock.
- - - - $5.60
I, - - 4.75
- - - 4.65
on Flour. We want
e leading in spring.
g full line, knobby,
~ments, we have the goods
son will convince you that
for an all round bill, and is
ng prices 10 to 25 per ct
line with our prices then.