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Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1905.
The Southern and Two of Its Officers.
The Greensboro Telegram says: "It
makes one realize the importance of
the Southern railway to note that
Samuel Spencer is the spokesman for
all the railroads in the campaign
which they are conducting against the
-Escb-Townsend bill. And the South
ern is a great system. There can be
no doubt as to that." There can be
no doubt of either proposition, and
:while, as 'to the first, we cannot but
".think he is wholly wrong in the posi
i tion he takes, it is a source of con
siderable satisfaction to remember
that "thle spokesman for all the rail
Toads" in their campaign against the
'Tate regulation bill, the president of
the Southern Railway company, is a
.-.Southern man, a' Georgian. As to. the
c second, it is yet more pleasurable to
T. 4remember that its first vice president
and one of the principal factors in
its success, is a North Carolinian, Col.
L. B. Andrews. In this connection
is recalled a tribute to him in a re
cent number of the Goldsboro Argus,
n which were said these, among other
"The people are reailzing, day by
_.lay, how much the development of
-orth Carolina is due to the South
er railway, ramifying as it does so
, _nany sections of our state and ex
tending its lines into many discant
"jistates. Moreover, these same people
realize, -too, that the man who has
, been the chief factor in this develop
ent is Col. A. B. Andrews, first vice
'president of the Southern railway sys
"While Col. Andrews has always
!1oked to the interests of the South
er, which he has -seen grow from its
nci'piency to a great system, at the
name time, patriotic North Carolinian
h he is, from his young manhood,
Whnhe wore the uniform of a 'Con
~fdecate soldier to this day, he has
-~ever been true to the in'terests of his
2people and as we have watched our
~grand old mother state struggling up
Arom the prostrating ravages of the
wear unto the proud eminence she
holds today in the sisterhood of states
~~and realize that her 'gr.eatest achieve
an ents qif development have been in
the territory ramified and subserved
b y the Southern railway. The Argus
~ as .ever been glad and grateful to
yield the chief credit for this so great
pi-ogress-a progress that gives prof
Sitable employment and 'happy homes
~ of comfort to 'thousands upon thious
Sands in countless avodations of indus
trial enterprises-to the one man who
has abided at his task, whose brain
e onceived, whose patriotism fostered
and whose rare executive ability
guided and sustained the energies and
for-ces that have worked out 'this pros
' perity for 'his native state."
SThis is thorough'ly well deserved
Sand the Observer is glad of an oppor
Stunity to copy and endorse it.-Char
The Herald and News takes pleas
ure in copying the above with its
tt"arty endorsement. And we would
be pleased to add another officer of'che
Southern who is .a staunch friend of
'the south and, himself a southern gen
''tleman. We refer to Col. Sam H.
H 3ardwick the. passenger traffic man
ager. He never loses an opportunity
to speak a word or perform an act
that will benefit his native southland.
Then there is the general passen
ger agent, W. H. Tayloe, and the as
sistant general passenger agent,
-Brooks Morgan, also southern men,
~both of these young men having been
trained by Mr. Hardwick and all of
them true 'ro the 'south.
The Southern has done much to de
velop not only North Carolina, but
South Carolina and the whole south.
Of course what 'helps the south helps
the Southern railway, 'but the fact re
mains that 'the Southern has contribu
te'd largely to the development of the
south and is doing so every day.
We hope to see iCol. Andrews take
up the completion of the Blue Ridge
Through the mountains and thus put
us that much nearer 'the coal fields,
now that he has taken the presidency
of this road.
Col. Andrews is deserved and we are
glad to add our endorsement and to
add the names of the other officials
of the Southern who are also southern
men and ably aiding their superior of
ficers in the good work they are do
The prohibition- caucus which mel
in Columbia last week passed reso
lutions against making nominationm
for state offices in the campaign nexi
year. It is just as well.
The prohibitionists seem to be
somewhat divided but if they coulR
centre on some strong man for gov
ernor an4 let the balance of the state
ticket take care of itself they wouk
make a stronger fight. It is like13
some man will be decided upon tc
make the fight for the state. dispen
sary system and-then the issue would b<
clear cut between these two proposi
If some good clean man who i!
strong would take up the fight agains1
the dispensary 'as a state institutior
and make the county the unit and pre
senr the matter in that light he woulc
clean 'em all up.
In some counties it would bebette:
to have a license system, while in oth
ers the dispensary under county con
trol would be the best solution an"
in a majority of them in this state wt
believe the county system would re
duce -the evils from the use of whiske3
to the minimum, while there may be z
few counties where prohibition migh1
work. Still let the people of eacl
county regulate this question foi
themselves and enforce whatever plar
The prohibitionists will make the
fight for the legislature and by thai
we presume the intention is to capture
the legislature and pass a state pro
hibition law. That is the way to se
cure prohibition by statute.
Fit Men For Office.
Several weeks ago the Hera' i noted
the change of public feeling in the
matter of voting for men for certa'n
offices. "Fit men" will be the mottr
and it is the duty of the press to keep
this .fact before the people. There
should be no ties, no obligaticns in
voting for a man for office other thian
merit and capability. There are eer
tai offices that above all others de
mand capable, trained men. These
men can be secured by popular vote.
It is'not necessary to have recou1rse to
appointment, but the voters must be
made to see that it is a'bsolutely nu es
sary that such men should be selected.
In niany counties these offices are
already') filled by the most capable
men it would be possible to secure
but in other counties such is not the
case and unfortunate conditions have
arisen as a result.-Spartanburg -Her
"Fit men" for office 'should always
be the motto of the elector when he
goes to cast his ballot.
And yet we all know that this is
in many instances the last considera
tion with the voter. Personal likes
and dislikes usually govern and the
voter too rarely stops to consider the
more important question of fitness
and capacity to fill the office with
credit to those. who are electing the
candidate or to the~honor of t.he candi
Merit is no-t considered as often as
it should be and we frequently find i1
the case that the man who is best fit
ted by his training and educatior
and experience to fill a particular of
fice to which he aspires is the one whc
receives the smallest vo-te.
We hop'e the time -has already come
when fitness for office will* be th<
main consideration with the voters
and that fit men will be placed in al:
positions of honor and trust whethei
the positions be those of an executive
administrative or legislative character
Fit men for office should be the
slogan of every voter whether th<
position 'be municipal, county or state
"Funny" Postal Cards.
Some of the souvenir postal cards
have become so manifestly imprope>
that the postoffice department has tak.
en the matter up and promulgated
ruling on it. The following paragrapi
from the Postal Guide is intended t<
stop the sending of those which ar<
suggestive of evil.
"All matter which is manifestly ob
scene, lewd or lascivious * * * wvil
when deposited in a postoffice, b<
All of thE
be convinced tl
C. & Q.
withdrawn from the mails and sent to
the dead letter office."
The ruling should go further than
this and 'the young men who send
some that we have seen, while they
may mean it as a little fun, should be
dealt with very severely. The trouble
is they rarely sign their names but
they could be identified and th,ey
should be taught some lessons for
which they stand in great need. In
the olden days some of these cards
we have seen if directed to young la
dies the sender would have been
forced to meet some male relative of
the young lady on the field of honor.
And even now'if the male relative has
not the courage to take the matcer up
the law should do it.
In fact the printing of them should
be stopped. As we said they, may be
intended as "funny" but such fun
should not be tolerated.
Fifty-cent cotton umbrellas will
never 'become popular so long as a
man can borrow a $7 silk one for
Don't overlook the smallest oppor
tunity. .It will grow.
By this time the ice cream freezer
has 'departed for the cellar on a pro
NOTICE OF DRAWING JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
undersigned, Jury Commissioners for
Newberry County; S. C., will on the
th day of November, 1905, at nine
o'clock a. in., in the office of the Clerk
for said Coun-ty and State publicly
draw thirty-six Jurors to serve as petit
jurymen for the (Court -of Common
Pleas for Newberry 'County, S. C., be
ginning November 27, 1905, and con
tinuing for one .week.
October 30, I905.
John L. Epps,.
Win. W. Cromer,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Earhardt, Stewart & Wells, Egrs.
Thursday, Nov. 2.
R. 3. RAVENCROFT
Presents Hilden Bros. im
mense scenic Production
"The Denver Express."
The Mascot attraction Everywhere
This is the show you have been waiting
The Flight of the Great Denver Express.
The Battle with the Indians.
The Fight fot Life.
New and Up Tc -Date Specialties.
Note the Prices: 25, 35, 50c.
Seats on Sale at Gilder, Weeks &
id Stylish Drec
s Material ar
ow rare taste
a appreciate ti
e of the ladiec
ty and Coun
at we are Right on Qua
Statement of th4
The Commercial Ban
At the Close of Busines
Nntes discounted. . . . . . $299,790.71
Finiture and fixtures . . . 3,051.93
Due from Banks . . . . . . 93,741.96
Overdrafts. ......... 2,887.68
Cash and cash items . . . . 29,212.81
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBEBRY.
Iq J. Y. McFall, Cashier of the abov
statement is true to the best of my knov
Sworn to before me this 2nd day of C
For Safe Prescr
For All Sick Roc
For the Best Ha
For All Good To
For All Good Ta
For a Satisfacto:
res in the
y. Call and
lity and Prices
k of Newberry S. C.
, September 30, 1905.
Capital stock. . . . . . . . $50,000.00
Profits (Less Expenses Paid) 34,398.64
Dividends unpaid. .. .. .. 686.00
Rediscounts . .. . . . . . 15,000.00
Individual deposits. . ....328,600.45
e named Bank, swear that the above
rledge and belief.
j.'Y. McFALL, Cashier.
Jr.. G0GGANS, c. c. c. P.
. Bottle 25c.
ry trade or your