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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
terr. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, July 2, 1907.
AS TO STREETS.
We are glad to see that our cotem
porary, the Observer, is in favor of
improving the streets, but we do not
see how it is going to be d6ne unless
some money is speiit on it, and the
spending of money in patch ':ork is
simply a waste of the public funds.
We have been advocating the paving
of the section of street from Friend
to the public square for the reason
it is a small and narrow section and
is traveled by nearly everybody who
comes to town and who lives in town,
-and for the additional reason that it
could be done at a comparatively
small expense and would give every
body an opportunity to see what a
nicely paved street is. We did not ex
pect that the work would, stop with
this section of street, but that it
would be extended to other streets as
rapidly as possible. Certainly "there
is no more reason why the tax pk
ers should pay for fixing Caldwell
street between Main and Friend than
they should fix Main from Caldwell
to Adams or Boyce from Caldwell to
Adams, or other sections that might
What we want is to see city council
start somewhere. It is impossible for
the city of course to pave all of the
streets at one time, and any section
which is paved would be of benefit,
not only to the property owners
along the section, but to the city at
large. but if we wait until we
pave all the streets at the same time,
nothing will ever be done. We do not
endorse the statement of our contem
porary, that "the chief benefit of
improvement will be realized by the
owners of the contiguous property.
The benefit to the tax payer at large
would be only remote, in most cases,
We regret that 'our contemporary
takes such a narrow view of street
improvement, and if tlat view is
carried out, we will never have any
streets improved. As a matter of fact
* the improvement of any street in any
* part of the business section of the
city, especially, will be of benefit to
* all the citizens. The people who own
contiguous property do not use the
streets any more than those who do
not own such property.
Oiie reoson this particular section
* of Caldwell street has been mention
ed is that the property owners. it was
*understood, agreed to pay for the
material if the city would do the work.
We do not see any special reason
why they should be called upon to do
this, but we are perfectly _willing to
- any proposition that will give us ev
en a small section of nicely paved
street, for we believe that it will lead
to more extensive work of this* kind.
We are willing for the city to select
any section of street and make a be
gining but if we wait for them to
pave al the streets at the same time
and expect them to do it withu
spending money, all our talk abopit
*street improvements will amount to
nothing, because it is impossible to
pave all the streets at the same time
and equally ,impossible to pave any
of them without spending money. I
-is equially true that the patch .work,
ahich is now being done, is a waste
of public funds.
We understand that quite a num
ber of farmers in this section have
sold their cotton crop in advance for
10 and 11 cents for future delivery.
We consider this very unwise because
ijt will enable the speculators to carry
out their contracts, and, as soon as
they get enough cotton to do that,
down will go the price. Every bale
that the farmer now sells for ten or
*eleven cents will have the tendency to
<depress the price next fall. There is
scarcely any possibi'lity of a large
*crop being made this year and the
farmers are assured of getting good
prices if they refuse to sell for future
-delivery. Therefore, don't make fu
ture contracts and wait for the proper
time to sell your cotton in the fall.
We have heard of farmers of other
sections doing the same thing as
et d by the News We agree with
tne News that it is a great mistake
for the farmers to sell, their cotton
at 10 and 11 cents, and it will do
just what the News suggest-per
mit the contractors and speculators
to make money at the expense of the
cotton grower. If the farmers would
just stiek to their organization, they
could very easily be masters of the
situation, but if any considerable
number of them should sell their cot
ton for future delivery. it would place
them in an awkward situation in their'
effrt to control the price next fall,
,,I evvii it) kep it nt1 uc _1 110 1,
Io Inake it pI,()t,1th1(1 to ILIvIl t(I :-ro NV
((>II ol. We do not 1 hiiik anN von
silleralule uI-Aullel' of IlAn1e
Collitv have lie iilo a1y )lle
The new administration in Georgia
seems to have the big stick lifted
against the railroads and all corpora
tions. We do not see the wisdom of
this. Railroads and corporationE
should be controlled and regulated sc
as not to oppress any other interest
and when so regulated they are a helr
to any state and should be given fait
play. But when you sift the opposi
tion to railroads and( corporations tc
its last analysis it i. usually a slogar
vith which to get office.
Not only will a state prohibitioi
bill be introduced into the Georgia
Legislature but an even more radica:
measure aimed at eigarettes is to 1:E
pushed. Prohibition of the mainufac
ture and sale of cigarettes and cigar
ette materials is not this bill's furth.
est reach; anybody caught puffing
one of the paper-tolacco sticks is
made guilty of a misdemeanor. Now
let some one bring up a bill to prohi
bit the manufacture and sale of fire
arms and ammunition of all sorts, es
pecially the buckshot so fatal to pro
minent citizens, and Georgia will
have a magnificent opportunity to
vote herself good-Charlotte Obser
This proposed action of the Geor
iag legislature is only a sympton of
the times. The tendency in some
quarters is to regulate everything by
law, even to the conduct of indivi
duals. Instead of this the effort
should be to train the young to walk
the path they should walk and the
morals they should observe and there
will not be so much need of law. We
are trying to do by statute law that
which should be done by training and
all these efforts to pass laws to
make people moral and temperate
wil ,but have the tendency
to cause evasions and require
special officers io enforce and thus
create a spirit which looks upon
violation of all law as a matter of
course and alright so as long as the
violator can evade detection.
The effort shouli be made in the
home and i.n the school to instil a
hiher regard for right living and
right action and those things which
o to make the ideal citizen and then
there will be no necessity for all these
laws regulating the conduct of indi
It is thought that the Georgia leg
islature now in session will p)ass a
straight state prohibition measure
and many of those engaged in the
hiskey business are mnalang ready to
lose ont. A great many counties in
the state are now prohibition and oth
ers have the county dispensary sys
City council has gone to work on
the section of Caldwell street from
Friend to the public square, but sim
ply patching it. If council would have
regard for the wishes of those of our
itizens who pay the taxes this street
and the section from the public
square to Adams street would be
paved and there would be no kicking
from any one. Then the work could
be extended. But if permanent work
is not to be done on the streets be
cause the owners of contiguous pro
perty may be benefited or their pro
then we will never have any per
manent street paving done because
the start must be made somewhiere,
and somebody will onw contiguous
That is er'tirely too aierosv a view
to take of public improvements, Let
Don't (xperlmnent *il
When you t
The Best Paint that:
The Heath & Milligan Best Prept
tect your house longer than than
with a thorough'knowledge of tU
sample card today.
We will appreci
tile XV(W Thwx ee.ie NN 'IX
that(sbn ile nw ha the ap
pn 1r a lM. 4 hld: -' a stectu(fil
m, p b I r .r Ii Iilling in holes and
cleaning out dilcAs.
Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Hunt and Maj.
A. J. Gil;sun left last night for Nor
folk, Washington and New York.
They will be gone about a month.
Jas. H.t Eddy of Ninety Six has
been on a visit to relatives at New
:berry and Jalapa this week.
Dead Fall Farmers' Union.
The, Dead Fall Union will meet at
the s;chool house on Friday, July 5th,
as it rained last Friday evening, so
the members could not come out.
Brothers let your farms rest and come
out to the meeting Friday at 4 p. m.
H. 0. Long, Pres.
Jas. F. Stephens, Secretary.
Peter Peehin in Southern Farm
Magazine of Baltimore for June:
Prevention rather than the cure of
social ills seems to be the aim of the
Russell Sage foundation. With its in
come of $450,000 a year for all time,
or at least until the bottom falls out
of something, it is in a position cer
tainly to check the growth of one of
the most burdensome social ills of the
day-sociology. That ill fias been
growing in leaps and bounds really
more rapidly than the forthcoming of
funds to support sociologists, and if
something is not done soon the whole
country will be one seething mass of
sociologism. It seems, however, that
the Sage Fou.ndationists are to de
vote their funds and their energies
to the promotion of sociology, and
consequently to the support of scio
logists. That appalling fact is lighten
ed by the bit of unconscious humor in
the announcement that research work
is to be a very important feature of
the gigantie undertaking of discover
ing how to spend $450,000 a year in
discovering the means for the elimin
ation of unhealthy conditions for so
city. The real sociologist is the last
individual in the world to depend up
on research for material in further
ance of any cause salarying him for
the time being. The average he-sister,
pouring out his hysterics before wo
men 's clubs or legislative bodies, with
the galleries filled with creatures un
accustomed tQ orderly thought or to
action based upon anything but emo
tion, is in abject ignorance of or has
a sublime contempt for stieh limita
tions upon his mnouthings as a care
ful assembling and weighing of all
the facts bearing upon the proposi
tion before him, conservatismn in ex
pression and. recognitioni of the fact
that no social situation is explaina
ble by a single item. Nevertheless, in
spite of the humor in the talk of re
search, patriotism, with no thought of
ov. must hasten to the relief of this
p hilanthropy which, evidently, will
n1ot concern itself about the preven
tion of such social phenomnena as Rus
sell Sages. ti may therefore, be mod
etly su! rested that the Sage Fou:nda
tionists will be truly sociological, and
will be able to stir the nation to the
midriff if it will only make a start
on its gigantic task by unfolding~ the
facts and elaborating as to the, start
linz effects o0' the public sehools up
on the physical and moral well-being
of the rising generation.
The arrest of Mr. Harriman at a
boat race should v-arn him that he
must try to stay away from the wat
er-it is beginning to get him into
trouble at last.
They did not close the bars in Nor
folk. They did not have to-the sup
ply held out.
h Paints-It don't pay
se paint, use
tt is Possible to Make.
red Paint will look better and pro
.y other paint, because it is made
Le requirements of a paint. Get a
ste you. orders.
Death of Mrs. Rauton.
-h's. Izidn. wife (if Mr. T.
l~aiin. (lied at lier home in Salh
cmuit. Jir.e 24. l!97. a-ed 29 yxea
and 24 days. She leaves a devote
husband and two young children, ti
oldest about 8 years and the younc
est about 6 years. She also leaves or
brother and one sister. She was th
daughter of the late John Glymp
'She was born and reared in this com
ty. She was a member of Good Hop
Baptist church and her remains wei
laid to rest in the church burvin
g'round on last Thursday evening.
The shadows are lowered andl heav
over the hearts of the stricken famil
Oh, that dear one, how we miss he
Oh, how hard to give her up,
But an angel called her
And removed her from our flock.
But we hope one day to meet her,
On Canaan's happy shore,
There to meet her and know her,
Where parting will be no more.
A Friend 0. C. R.
A teacher for the Beth Eden schoc
Salary $30 per month.
S. A. Jeter, chairman.
T. B. Carlisle.
J. B. Dominick,
The patrons of Union Academ;
School District No. 32, will meet q
the school house on Saturday, Jul
13, 1907, at one o'clock for the pu
pose of electing a teacher. Salary $3
per month; term about six month
Applications may be filed with an
one of the undersigned.
J. D. H. Kinard,
E. S. Franklin,
M. C. Moore,
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Schedules of passenger trains i
and out of the Union Station, Ne-i
berry, S. C.
No. 15 going west .. .. .. 8.50 a. n
No. 12, going east .. .. 10.32 a. n
No. 19, going west .. ..1.25 p. r
No. 18, going east .. .. 2.05 p. i
No. 11, going west .. .. 4.36 p. I
No. 16, going east .. .. 9.50 p. r
C., N. &s L. Trains.
No. 85, going west .. . .5.19 a. 1
No. 22, going east .. .. 8.46 a. r
No. 52, going west .. .. 12.46 p. z
No. 53, going east .. ..... 3.10 p. '
No. 21, going west .......7.25 p. x
No. S4, going east.. .. 7.25 p. r
The foregoine schedule is only f<
information and is not guaranteed,
subject to change without notice.
G. L Robinson,
South Carolina will have anothi
day at the exposition. North Carolir
will claim'it, but the Tomnpkinse
Heaths, Springses, Killos and othe:
of our leading families will bei
Some of our Tennessee friends col
tinually criticise Governor "Ham
Patterson, 'but it should be remen
bered to his everlasting credit, the
he defeated Mr. H. Clay Evans ti
Republican candidate for Governor
We will give a first class barbeet
at 'St. Luke's school house in No.
township on july 6. The public is ii
vited. Dinmner will be served at 4
The Farmers' Union will meet
the school house on that -day and
large crowd is expected.
George A. Long.
withgledacclirn . W wll
Wnt witheuplorius are.
We want to cf
the Lace Curtainc
carrying.. We feE
v even a short look
'display for the ne
convince you thc
can show beauti
have them in the
and in Applique V
No need for u
1. utility, that is to
too apparent. WE
lovely things to t
beautiful which is
We will take g(
in exhibiting thesi
Y can suit all ir pric
from $1.00 to $8JS
Almost everybody wri
2 has some preference in'i
.This I recognize. T herei
l>ikes A Falcon pen; foi
rstiff pen that writes like
better copy: ifor Stenogra
point; for Boo<keepers I
fine lines and deposit litt
These pens are made
size of the gold pen del
cause as the pen increas
rel increass in ink hok4
the whole increases in
vet at the first simmer
yuwoder what you will,
there is only one thing to
Statements of th
At the Close of Busin<
fixtures - 3,116.93
Cash and sigh t
exchange 21,333.82 .
Paid on Savin
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
'I J. Y. McFALL.
ill attention to
3 which we ar
i very sure tha
at our windo
xt few days will
it we certainly
ful estylg. We
s to stress the
o "everA day,"
appeal in these
he love of the
innate in every
e curtains. We
:e as they range
)0 per pair.
the selection ofAP
Wore, for the man w
-Manifolding I have
a pencil and makes4
phers I have a specia
have pens that mak
in all sizes, and thy
ermines the price: b
es in size the bar
ing capacity and the
price, Off goes your
of hot weather. Thert
do with your pern; why
do. Buy a penholder.
e Condition of
ss June 14, 1907.
Capital Stock $50,000.00
~less expenses 54,924.3
Unpaid dividends . 745.
Cashier's checks 65.
Deposits, Banks 4,109.27
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Press