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E. R. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at Nev
kerry. S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, January 24, 1908.
Wouldn't it be a gooa idea for tl
young ladies of Newberry to folio
the example set by the young me
and organize a gymnasium associ
tion ? An hour spent each day in
would be of great physical benef
to thes young women who are co
fined in the shops, stores, offices ai
Senator Gmydon of Abbeville h
introduced a bill denying any pe
son the right to set up the plea
self defense in homicide case whe
a pistol was the instrument of dea
unless the defendant was at the tin
of the killing on his own premisE
Are we to infer that if this measu
becomes law that he who kills on 1
own premises with a pistol is entitl:
to be acquitte-1 on the plea of se
deifense regardless of the circui
stances? There is as much reason
the latter principle as in the formE
It is rather strange that so mai
distinguished citizens of South Cai
lina, men who are know to be hone
honorable. men who are cultured ai
polished, should care to be electi
to the United States senate. whe
they would have to associate wi
Aldrich, Depew, Platt and Peff Day
While discussing the question
what to do with the old count hou
biulding, don't forget that NewbE
ry needs a wagon yard-not on t
public square, however.
If you are a progressive citizen
Newberry, be sure to contradict a:
report that may be in circulation th
a man got stuck in the mud on t
street so deep that he had to be pu
ed out. It wias a horse, not a ma
And at the same time, can't you s
to the members of the town coun
thait you won't vote against them
they spend more money for strE
IN A STFEL MTTL. DISTRICT.
Life of Men Who Daily Face Dea
for a Fe-v oills.
Tmeiately west oi the mills
the Illinois Steel company, at Sot
Chicago, there is a colony ab<
three-guarters of a mile long, a.nd
quarter of a mile wide, which has
counter-part anywhere on the glo
.There are in that colony from 7,(
to 10,000 men of thirty differenti
tionalities, and livi,ng in thirty a
To the stranger it migiht seem
if these thirty eoignt.ries had ea
sent a number of their men as ex
bits for a sort of internatinailihvi
muxseum. But t.his is niot the ca
-The men were driven from home
.poverty, and they came to Sot
Chicago to work in the steel mills a
~better their conditions. Nearly all
.Ahem are men in the primec of lif'
under thirty. The greater part
-tRem are unmarried, and of th<
wvho are married but a small numi
have their families here.
Most of them stay here a carts
-peiod, save a few dollars, and
sturn to.their niative land, where th~
spend the rest o~f their lives tilh
The soil ~six days in the week a
-in "Ameritsa'' on the seventh d
over a glass of vodika or a jug
- The few having families in il
country work antil they are meal
citted, eather by accident or t1hrou
natural causes, or until Vhey rea
iSIe age limit-forty-five to fif
Then they live on what their ch
dren earn or else tihey keep -boan
er. Of the 6,000 or 7,000 inx
-grants of the Slavic ra'ees, atbout 5
are liste? by the company a~s bei
afble to speak Englisih. To the r4
th-e English language and Amerie
customs the sealed books.
To the suparheial observer t
life of most of these immigrants mn
seem primitive. They wear the sai
shirt for weeks. They seldom undr<
when they go to bed, especially, th<
workin~g at nighit and sleeping in t
Aav-aime. Bathhouse;s are unkno'
in that vicinity and the congesti
in the 1-ouses where tie live's
more than most civilized men havi
an incom'a of $10 to $12 a week,
those- people have would submit to.
But this unnatural life, unnati
al even to them, is tihe result, not
savagery, but if. the strange con
tions and harsh surroundings w
which they are confronted upon thi
arrival here. America to them is i
a contry for people to live in,
have 1nli'es. ailt ianilies. hut llere
\ l Co illl'\ t o Wor 11. to iall a I
e oills lil, and to ;'t u of as
fa -t 5 one can. ll
r- I.'ndary heroes braved the drag
on in their search for golden hoards. E
These mill workers, men of more or l
less primitive instinets, coming from I
primitive environments, have the
=dragons of modern progress and in
e dustry, the most complex and dan
gerous machinery, to earn a few dol
n, lars with which to pay back taxes I
a- and rode'em their soil ifrom the
it ha:ids of an oppressive aid despotic
i European regime. Duty and neces
sity. not, adventure, bind them to
I their task. and the minute these du
ties and n.e sidlies are met thevi t
leave the mills and furnaces for the
more congenial life of their native, t
ia. u ib f th [Ui- t
nois Steel company says that. this
re hoteerogenous population is 'peace- t
a - quiet, h-1" . in i. ri os a:d
!' l1(e m:nI t.''."
3.tA policeman who was watching' a
r crowd of Bulgarians, Servians. Croa
is tia:, and 'r:.gdnets knows how many
other nationalities, as they were en- 1
if terinl- the gate. took a slight
V different view of them.
n "Much home life among them?"
he was asked.
"Home life? I 'should say so. They:
o- live twenty-five and thirtyJfive in
one room, so there must be home
id life," he answered not without a
id shudder. The policeman then told of
rd certain places in the neghborhood
1 where nearly 100 people lived in the
same space and number of rooms
s. which an American working-man's
family of five would occupy.
sa Unvalued Advice.
r- Surgeon General Rixey was talk
e ing about his recent statement con
cerning the harm th'at cigarettes do
of "Let them defend the cigarette as
ay they please," he said; "whenever I
at hear these defenses I think of the l
1 sick horse and the turpentine.
1I- "'Tom met Bill on the road one
n day.'' "'Bill I want a word
aY with you,' he said.
Cil '".'Be quick. then,'' said Bill.
if 'I'm in a hurry.
:et "'What did you give your sick
horse the other day?''
"'A pint of turpentine.'
"Tom hurri-ed home and poured
a pint of turpentine down the throat
.th of his own ailing nag, which at once
grew worse' and in an hour was
"Then Tom, digusted with Bill's
of vetinary ability, sought him out.
Lth "Why, Bill,' he said, 'I gave my
>ut horse a pint of turpentine and it
a killed hili.'
no '' 'iSo it did mine,' said Bill."'
be. Washington Star.
a- An Impenetrable Place. .
if' When Seeretary Cort'elyou left theI
department of commerce and labor'
as to asume direction of the postoffice
,eh 'department he took with him a very
hi- dignilfed' and gentlemanly old darky
se- 'A day or two after Mr. Cortel
by yous' assumption of his new dignities
ith the old messenger was d'ozing in his
aid -ehair just outside the anteroom of
of the postmaster general when anoth
er messenger' approached h.im, say
>se '"There's a gentleman in the room
>er acros the hail who wants to see
in"He can't see hi.m,'' was the
ey "But he says he must see him."'
ng persis'ted the second messenger.
nid " I don't know not-hin' about
ay dat,'' returned thre old chap; "but I
of do 'know dalt nobody can see Mr.
. ortilyou. THe's just gone to his
n sanetum sanita.riumn.''-Lippineott 's.
Some years ago there lived in
I.Perth, :Scotland, a man of convivial
-d- habits, well known by his Christian
. name, Jamia. One dark night an
00 acquaintance found Jamie lying atL
the foot of an outside stair.
t"-Is That you, J'amie?'' asked thre
an aequaintance in a voice of the great
he "Aye, it's me'' replied Jamie in a
ytone of complete resignation.
De "Hv you fa'en doon the stair?''
as he next question.
>se ", I fel.l doon, but I was com
hie in" dloon, whether or,no.''
on Items From St. Philips.
is The new telephones which have
ng raecentlIy been put in this section
as are the cause of a good deal of amus'
1- Mr. Adam Kibler wbo has had a
of pretty severe spell of illness is able
cli- to be up again.
h. Dr. W. T. Dickert's baby is very
a'ir low at this writing. There is a good
iot deal of sickness in the community
t) motly colds.
1it.'re -wil be a -1un,uting match at
1. H1. [Ut1I's s "ct nl Satur lay, the
"h. begi;nin.g s'ne 1 lie in tlI,
The next regular meeting of the
;t. Philip's farme,rs' Union will take
lace on S'aturday, the 25th, at St.
>hilip's school house. The meeting
rill begin at 2.00 o'clock p. m.
Sis Hopkins' Sa.ying.
3v Rose _Melville.
Some homes are acquat'ie-so much
Pa says a man can crow without
eing coped up.
It takes the -reen horn to make
he loudest noise.
A good many deeided blondes came
o a late decision.
A man doesn't have to wear a mus
ache to have a. hair-lip.
An arist. can starve while his pie
ures gather dust.
A girl doesn't have to change her
nind to change the subject.
Ma. says a. man can be insufferable
vithout being in pain.
la's motto for framing: When a.
nan eeases to doubt-he achieves.
When a. man drops the subject he
bould be careful not to break his
Ma says a woman can own the
ewel song without having any pre
Some farm hands think they are
diek simply beeanse they own a cel
If Adam hadn't eaten the apple,
oor man might have had an Eve's
Iropper in his throat.
Ma says some men run to extremes
-when they aren't hot-headed they
iave cold feet. Be
A woman's axiom is 'Let's all cry
mnd .have a good time."
Fun is short-lived, but the bills it th
runs up for you go on indefinitely. Ai
The only kind of red hair a woi-an s
ikes to have is when it isn't really. Ex
You can make a girl think you have
i lot of sentiment 'by never having 6
my sense. M<
A big passenger trains of the ge
Southern. one of its Florida specials, mi
vreeked last Friday near Hiram, Ha. th
Three persons were killed, including m
ihe en.ineer whose name was Ed
wards. He was a naive of Abbe-' su
vile. S. 'C. About S0 passengers were P(
The tolbacco war continues in Ken- ba
tueky. Barns are burned -almost night
ly. The burning is done by "night a
raiders'' wiho want the price to go up at
and want all growers to hold their be
That the royal road to learning is
full of strange pitfalls is shown by lia
some of the definitions and state
ments given by school children- s
some of whom are well along the er
way. Tha foillowing aire bona-fide as
samples coming under the knowledge fa
of one teacher. he
About t:his time Columbus was a1
cruising arounid among the West In- ~
Jiokson 's campaign in the valley en
was the greatest piece of millinery at
l1ork ever known. The Valkyrie -wi
were t.he Choosers of the Slain, and i a
the Valhalla the Haulers of the Slain Ot
The oldest son of the king of France
is called The Dolphmn.
The duke of Clarence, according to
his usual custom, was killed in bat
Heathen are paragons (pagans) vo
that wash up idle things.
The Indians call their women
squadbs.-Harper 's Weekly.
In Russia and extensive domestic
ndustry consists of the manufacture
of wooden spoons, of which as many
as,30,00,000 are made annually. They
are nearly all of birch wood.
Agents wanted at once, previous
xperienee is not essentiai, wrt soo Sc
if you wish to make money faster L
F. Clark, Conway, Ark. A
than you ever did before. Address J
-NES AT. Li
EXPERT TO NETG E-.A
Sientist Will Observe Earthquake L
Results on Masonry Structures. Al
in order to investigate the effect of A2
the earthquake shocks In San Francis- IJ
co on concrete and other structural mna- Ai
terals, Director C. W. Walcott of the A
geological survey has ordered R. L. A
Humphrey, expert in the structural
materials testing laboratoiry of St.
Louis, to proceed to California, says pa
the Washington P6st. .otl
Owing to the possibility of similar me
seismic occurrences in portionis of the
west in which the reclamation service
is constructing great masonry dams
and structures of concrete a careful in
vestigation of the effects of the recent
earthquake will doubtless afford much
lumor as Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
LOOKS SO EASY.
Hear the latest?
Well, here it is
Standing round on one foot
Waiting to be heard,
If you will just unfurl
And look interested.
No; it is not a fairy tale
Nor a joke,
But still to be on the safe side
It might be well
To have the buttons
Sewed on your vest
A little tighter.
The people who know it
Or think they do,
Tell you all about it
With a straight face.
It impresses them
What is it?
Oh, just this little easy
Simple third grade stunt
We are going to abolish
That is all.
Talk about falling off a log
Or eating strawberry shortcake
When you are hungry
This boy's job
Has them skinned
From the county treasurer's ofice
In that respect.
Going to abolish graft.
That is all.
Not going to make the earth
Turn the other way
Or cause water
To run uphill
Or make autoists
Obey the ordinances.
Just going to abolish graft.
EIGHING OF THE EARTH.
zerican Scientists Will Use the >
Great Pyramid In the Job.
Cwentieth century science Is dissatis
I with the accepted figures of the
th's weight, says The World Today,
I Americans are planning to weigh
he last time it was done was more
m half a century ago, when, under
y's direction, pendulums were
ung at the top and the bottom of an
tglish coal pit.
Che comparison of their times of
ing showed how heavy the whole
rth was compared with the outer
)st thin shell, a shell of the thick
ss of the depth of the coal pit. Since
>logists were able to give a fair esti
ite of the weight of this surface shell
i weight of the entire earth became a
re matter of multiplication.
Che same experiment is to be repeat
by a scientific expedition from the
vey department at Washington.
ndulums are to be swung at the
ex of the great pyramid of Egypt
d in the chambers at its center and
Erom the swing of these pendulums
comparative weights of the earth
d of the pyramid can be learned;
d, the weight of the pyramid having
en estimated, the weight of the earth
11 again be a mere matter of multi
Canadian Boy a King.
& strange story recently came to
t about a young Ontario boy, and
Is to the effect that he has become a
g among the South Sea Islanders,
ys an Ottawa correspondent of the
icago Chronicle. His name Is Thorn
Darling, and be Is the son of a small
rmer at Sparta, Ont. It seems that
had a fancy for going about without
.y clothes on, although sane and ra
nal upon every other subject. He
mt to Honolulu, but was transported
n there to San Francisco on ac
unt of this fad. He was a student
Stanford university for awhile and
as known there as "Barefoot. Bill,"
.d when he was expelled from there
account of his queer antics about;
thing he went to Tahiti and has now
come a virtual king among the South
You an fin.d daring in a man or
ldog grit, but for real heroism
u 'e got to go to a woman.
Habits cured at my Sanatorlum in a
few weeks. You can return to your
horne in 30 days well, free and happy.
I have made these habit a spcaty for
3oooinHoeTretment senl FREE
Address DE. B. K. WOOJ.LEY,
-0 No P.1ryor street, Atlaa., .
[ARLSTON & WBTERN CAR
hedule in effect November 3rd, 1907(
.Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m.
.Laurens 1:52 p. m.
.Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m.
.Greenville 3:40 p. m.
.Laurens 2:07 p. n..j
-Spartanburg 3.35 p. m.
. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
.Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
.Asheville 7:30 p. m.
'.Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
Greenwood 2:56 p. m.
McCormiek 3:55 p. mn.
'. Agusta ' 5:40 p. m.(
N'ote: The above arrivals and de
rtures, as weli as connections with
er companies, are given as infor
Ltion, and are not guaranteed.
Can. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
RES ELE LAKAY,/ WIH4
Pli Talks -
Yo ue fetlie
of corse, ut doyou
use enugh ?
andf ' he prfthrfo
inrese.i fr rete
Wha isaninceas i
cost f $2.0 to-10.0
showan icraseolk00 to
You oena Fertilizer
Theiel hpe r ra
and ~~the profit theefrm
incree 75i.far reatr
proprtin tacre ctnwe
of addtiona 50rtiler. pe
apre wcre usr ertlie
turen the eturns therefr omb
showg and inreasngecp of$5.0t
cther welown irinar
ingo si diffren
ancy qdesities ani
ing berry crop.
Perc 00lls. Lawn
rev w selv.th
$ *-*~~*- * *
rf ;"". rrv/
HTI HEIR TO THlE HOORAR.'
%SDAY, JAN. 29.
The vield will be .
~-l amount or :t food
you give your ti:es or
plants - ye a e
>,~pend on it. The better
thecy are fed the greater
NJand more valuable will
Sbe ycu-'r crop. Fertil
ize sparingy and you
The fact that over a m%illion
on s o f Virginia-Carolina
ertilizer were sold last year
roves them to be without
eual. Every fruit farmer,
o matter what method he
ow uses, should get -the Vir
inia - Carolina
ew Year Bok
is'free to all
ho are inter-.
st ed enough
o write for it.
ddress us..to *.
he nearest city -
Richmond. Va. Durhtm, N. C.
Norfolk, Va. Charleston, S. C.
Columbia, S. C. Baltimore, Md.*
gets the best.
als of new and
s in neat and
grade and good
, Linens, etc.
efore buy now.