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El LET TJS HAVE RURAL POLK
. and farm villages,
Jlllll By Bishop Warren A. Candler
vflf Atlanta Journal.
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It is of (ho utmost importance
JWWeorgia encourage her people to
W tlle country and cultivate t
When the drift cifvwar,
ir?ng all the interests of the Si
highest to lowest, suffer.
hKH (Material interests suffer, for u
^^|je tides of population set tov
wMk10 tOWU ^10 tentlenc.V i-s to d
tt\vay from (the farms the most ii
MW^8eil_t classes and leave in the r
8^**c^s ^10 least capable people
' ,|tay behind because they cannot
Iwls 'n'V' This damages the very
&1Bm * deteriorates agriculture.
But higher things than soils
Su^01' The country schoo
l$wf^nia^e('' ''lC n,,m')er ?f pupils
gMTO reduced, the reward of
f?*ea('1,C1' *S P10P0rti?nntely dimin
aiu^ t',e best teachers cai
i||M The country church also sufl
that menus the ministry is
i jiWM^P^tcd; for city churclies produce
rCaell0,S' "n(1 w,um tl,e churches
\$lP^,e lllral districts arc not pros
M||fus religion suffers in both town
$?Wry. Whatever may or may
be true of otlicr countries, it i
'fffact in the United States that
churches arc the strough
f'ikWi ^"or these and other reasons i
dgfcmportnnt to encourage the peopl<
ralMl V? "l0 country, and it is
p^-?'ul ?!non for ,,H> future that co
tions in the rural regions of'
llll South have greatly improved dm
ml thc las* ten years. While the m<
ment cityward has not been wh
jj|i arrested, it is not nearly so sfi
as '' was somc years ago.
f7\ural schools have improved,
are si ill improving.
fyf liural free delivery of mails
also done much for the improven
of country life. I>;1pers and Ik
(i; are circulated as never before.
,v|f schools tend to create a thirst
Tea ding, and rural i roe delivery <
1 much to satisfy thai thirst."
;|> country people read more and ki
W 111010 ",an ever before in (he hist
M of our Southern section. The po
|f| cians will do well to note (his f
Fooling (he people is a much n
difficult thing than formerly.
If)', p\ er.v year it will become more <1
The long-distance telephone als,
penetrating (lie country. Whil
was at a camp-meeting some wc
a?? ^ heard an intelligent and p
perous young farmer telephos
U from ,lis tent to his county to
% That meant much. He is in to
^ with the great outside world witli
| 1'aving to live in i(. He is in sp(
ln~ distaiice with it, and vet escn
much of its contaminating influc
But there is one more ihing nee
|| to make rural life in Georgia and
| South inviting. Rural police for
safety of (he women and childrci
til' "ceded. Tl would cost something
provide such protection, but it wc
be worth far more than it would c
Tf men felt that their families wc
be absolutely safe while they v
fel a way from their homes toiling in
| fields, many would engage in agri
|p| *ure w'm d? not now seek that n<
imp ^)0"1 ^u',a flnd Meixco ri
im\ guards are scattered throughout
> rujral districts, and, despite tl
$ faults, they are a great safeguard
homes of the country people.
Two or three mouunted officers
M each militia district would lie an
M sp oak able comfort to our coun
$$ People. The very fact that tli
?wcre such offices about would j
vent much disorder. They wo
forestall far more crime than I
H< would l>e called on to punish. V
ous tramps and brutal negroes wo
I be held in wholesome fear. Illicit s
if intoxicants would be rendered
M unsafe to he profitable, and t
hateful menace to (he safety of
j? men and children in the coun
W would he effectually put away, ft
jk one of (he most diabolical results
p liquor selling falls on the people
At the' country, because they are wi
out adequate protection by offk
r of the law.
Until some such defense of
$ rural home is provided much that
'M been done to make country life
H tractive will go for nought. G<
!'V roads, good schools, rural iVee-dc
| ery of mails, and the long-dista
| telephone have done much; but wi
| out (he added advantage of seem
< to the home they will fall short
? making agriculture as inviting as
j, should he and as it would be if n
felt their wives and children w
* * perfectly snfe while they were j
* sent in the Ileitis.
3E * Moreover the eonviet quest i
* would be less perplexing it' we h
* rural police. Crime would he di
ill * inished and criminals would not
* so abundant. Incurably erimii
* men would not be inclined to tarry
a Stale where, they would be so ei
that ^'V ovcr'n'um niu^ arrested in (h?
j. misdeeds. If we had mounted o
. . t cers moving daily throughout the i
j . ral districts we would not need
_ ' many wardens and whipping boss
u c' to run our penal system.
lien ' ',e 'nci'onsc 'n land-values cons
.j qucnt upon increased security in n
raw n' won'd go far towards provi
it el- taxes required to pay i
ural nual P?liccw}10
If then our country people wov
get adopt more generally the plan of v
soj] lage farming we would have alm<
ideal conditions. Our farmers live t
am| far from each other. It is better
,1 js go two miles to one's work than
ho. live two miles from one's neighlx
(|)C In no other country in the world
iish- farming life so isolated as it is
mot South. Neither in Europe 11
Asia is such the case. Farmers li
in villages and hamlets in those lam
Ic and they are thus of mutual prot<
^ tion and pleasure to each other,
our farmers lived thus grouped
the South tliev would have bed
and RC',00^S> hotter churches and bet I
, farms. Coming in daily contn
s ^ with each other would quicken tin
minds and improve their methoi
A mind which lives alone., becon
morbid and torpid. It does not be
fruit as does a mind in touch wi
' ,s another. A lonely stalk of com
n a cotton field makes ni tre cob |l>
a corn, and a lonely mind is cqua
lull- sterile. King Solomon, wlio has t
P'(> reputation of having been I he wis<
im? man who ever lived, said: ,;rr
[)Ve" sharpencth iron, and so a m
ol,.v sharpencth the countenance of 1
>onS friend." But men can not sharp
each other unless they rub logetl
and daily. Our country people are 1
dullards, but they need attrition o
has witli another to brighten their min
icitl and (|uicken their faculties.
>oks If they lived in farm-villages 111
The could easily have winter courses
for lectures, and many other such ent<
Iocs taininents .that would enliven a
The enrich their social life.
now qj; course in such villages t
church and the school house won
hl,_ be the. centers around which the li
i,pt. of (he community would be organ
,nrp ed, and this would ho. a distinct n
and vantage. A community held toget
lilli- 11v mental and moralties wm:
live, under the* most elevating com
i) is tions.
(> ^ Such social centers, secured by t
'C sure and strong defense of the ol
ros- C(M.S ()j- j|10 ]!nV) would draw men a
mi?? women away from tlie congest
wn* urban centers by an almost irres
,u'1 tible attraction. Fanning, wise
l0U' mid diligently pursued, is not an n
>ak- profitable business. I know ign<
'Pos ant negroes who as tenant farnu
IK,('* make more money each year tli
(l?d many young white men who are c
the prjiged as clerks in stores. Very ma
t'jc men in Georgia are raj>idlv accuir
1 ,s lating property on their farms. T
' t? recent panic hurt the farmer k
mid ||ian j| (]i(] nny other man. lie w
ost. very little affected by it. His invo:
mid nionts were not in inflated and w
,?cre oev(ajn securities, but in the stea
the vn]ncs of his native soil. His Inn
cul- }iave steadily appreciated in val
jble for manv years past, and they w
rise still higher. Their increase
iral value would be. mightily accelcrat
tne if adequate protection were tliro^
icir around his home.
' *? If our lawmakers would frame
statute providing for rural polii
1 m bound by bonds and moved by t
un- sternest penalties to the faithful d
'try charge of their duties, a vast advan
cro in agriculture would speedily folio
ire- The products of the soil would
idd multiplied by so much as tlie peace
hey the community would be preserved.
ICI" Tt ought never to be forgotten tli
aid j|)0 pPaf.0 an(] prosperity of the rui
,a e sections of the South have much
t?n do with the welfare of ihe whr
hat country. The cotton crop of I
vvo" South goes far^ to keep Ihe balan
^r-v of trade in favor of the Unit
^ Slates, and thus it breaks the for
. of panics \and averts the perils
, Jn financial depressions. Our nortlie
neighbors may lecture our people,
if virtue were a growth native on
to the Slates north of Mason ai
the "Dixon's line; but if the cotton en
lias of the South failed to come, th
ftt" would find themselves in very gre
straits. Now England, as Old En
"v" land, could not live six months
IK'? shut up to Ihe products of its o\
ith- soil. "The lazy Southerner." so*ea
'it.v ed by his selfeomplacent Northe
?f neighbor, has much to do with ma
ing life tolerable in the land of co
fish and dried apples. The truth
crejthat this much-criticised Southern
ib-| is shout the only I'uritau now left in
| America, and lu? needs proteeon
! tion in Ins rural Iiohh* that the nation
ad ??a.v have a good crop of young I'uriiii
tans to save the republic in some
be hour of stress ami danger.
lit 1 Rural police and village farming
in would make his habitation the most
is- blessed in the world. His climate is
uir not enervating, as some ignorantly
111- suppose. lie lives between those
mi- parallels within which have been
so produced the greatest men of the
<es world. Messrs. David, Isaiah, Paul,
Demosthenes, llomer, Plato, Alexnn,e_
der, Hannibal, Ceasar, Virgil, Dante,
n'_ Cicero, Napoleon, George WashingIt].
ton, Madison, Hubert 10. Lee and
'or Stonewall Jackson were all Southern
men. They were not specimens of
,j(j enervation, but samples of'the high,jl_
est sort of energy. The Southern
)Sj climate is not enervating; it is in()()
spiring. But the rural home in the
^() South during this period of transits
tion needs better protection. Let us
see that it has it?at least in Georis
or Living expenses in New York have
vc been increased by 11 per cent in one
01 We will give a first-class barbe'cl
cue at. Bethel Academy at Pom aria
K'l on Saturday, September 10, 100S.
511 Dinner 40 and 45 cents.
^ IT. M. Wicker.
l0S Jno. A. Graham.
it, ; 1 1 i...
The Remedy That Does.
lly ''Dr. King's New Discovery is tlie
lie remedy that, does the healing, others
st V"<?:niso l)iit fail to perform, says
on'Mrs. K. I,'. Pierson, of Auburn (Vnnn
'r0' "It is curing me of throat
li^ and lung trouble of long standing,
on. j thi*t other treatments relieved only
K.r j temporarily. New Discovery is doiot
j ing me so much good that I feel conne
J tident its continued use for a reason,]s
' able length t>f time will restore mo to
perfect health." This renowned
j Piuiffh and cold remedy and throat
. and lung healer is sold at W. K. Polham
& Son's drug store. .">0<*. and $1.
M(j j Trial bottle free.
The Standard Warehouse
're Company Bess to Announa-:
i/- ist. The rates of storage cover all costs
I,)., to llic fanner, including protection for
)i_ | his cotton from fire and the weather, and
il,j j the rate is as low or lower than the
|j_ ; farmer can insure 11is cotton when housed '
, 2. Its warehouse receipts are regarded
as the highest class of bankable collateral,
I 3- f moncj. can be borrowed on anvj
j 't can be borrowed on the receipts
of The Standard Warehouse Company. I
4. The identical cotton that you placet
in the warehouse is returned upon the
in" surrender of receipts.
5. In case of fire your cotton is paid
' ** for at market value, ami you have no
nn difliculty as to insurance, the full in>n~
surance being maintained by The Sland?.V
ard Warehouse Company.
6. The Standard Warehouse Company
he is absolutely independent of any other
>ss organization and conducts its affairs upon
as strict business methods.
st- 7. The paid up capital stock of The
in- Standard Warehouse Company is $350,dy
000.00 and the company is absolutely
ds safe, and its warehouse receipts come
no ahead of the stockholders.
ill 8. The Standard Warehouse Company
in is anxious to have cotton of farmers and
0(] others stored, and offers the most coinvn
plcte protection and encouragement for
farmers desiring to hold their cotton.
9. Rates will be furnished upon appli^
cation to Mr. J. D. Wheeler, I^cal Man^
' ager Standard Warehouse Newberry, S. C.
? T, B. STACKHOUSE, President,
w. Columbia, S. C.
of NEWBERRY SCHOOLS TO OPEN.
nt The next, session of the Newberry
ill Graded Schools will begin on Mon<.->
day, September 21, 1008. The schools
,lo will open promptly at nine o'clock,
he I he pupils who wore not present on
r.0 account of sickness last June and also
od new pupils will report for examinaco
fion and classification at the office of
of the superintendent on Thursday, Frini
day, and Saturday, September 17, 18,
as and 10, for the purpose of regrading.
l.v W. A. Stuckey,
ey Best the World Affords,
g- "It gives me unbounded pleasure
if to recommend Bueklen's Arnica
vn Salvo." says .T. W. Jenkins, of Chapel
U- Hill, X. ('. "T am convinced it '?. ihe
rn best salve (lie world affords. I; c ;rk
ed a felon on my thumb, and it never
d- fails to heal every sore, burn or
is wound to which it is applied. 2"? . at
er W. E. Pelham and Son's durg store.
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Nut ire is hereby ?r i von that (lie
books uf registration for the town of j
Xo wherry. S. ('., will ho open 011 Tues- |
lav. September St li. 1'KIS. and the nil- :
der?|M.ed as Supervisor of liejiistration
lor tlie said town, will keep said j j
hooks open every day from nine A. ;
M. unlil five 1\ M. (Sunday exeepted) j
including the lirst dav of l)ecoml)or. i
En.irene S. Werls,
Supervisor of Registration. I
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It Can't Be Beat. I
I lie host ot all leaehers is oxpor- SJ
iouco. ( . M. Harden, of Silver City, ' ^
Xorth Carolina. says: "1 find Elec-j
trie Bitters does all that's elaiined
for it. For stomach. liver and kidney 1
troubles it can t be beat. I have tried
it and find it a most excellent medicines
also for weakness, lame hack,
and all run down conditions. I>es(
too for chills and malaria. Sold 111< ^
dor guarantee at \V. K. I Villain and ^
Son's durg store. ~>0e. j
??" ??IW?W?BKmcl g*
BARBECUE AT JOLLY STREET, i ?
Wo, the undersigned, will furnish a
first class barbecue at Jollv Street on j
Saturday, September 12, 1008. ! m
The Rev. J. A. Sligli and Prof. "R. a
O. Counts will be present and speak j
If) the farmers 011 Hie cotton union. ; ^
Those men have had groat oxperi- i \
once in farming as well as in educa- I M
tional work. Everybody is most'
heartily invited to come and enjoy 1 J
the day. A good dinner and good j
speeches and a pleasant day promised
lo all who attend this barbecue. j ?
Admission to the table will be 40
cents for ladies and 45 for gentlemen.
T. T). Richardson.
J. "Walter Richardson.
The County Board of Registration ^ ?
will be at the places mentioned below ?
for the purpose of granting regislra- j
tion certificates to those who have
not, secured same, viz:
Township Xo. 2, at Mt. Bethel j
selif.ol Sept. 1st.
Township No. .'5, at Ml. Pleasant
school Sept. 2nd.
I'ownship Xo. 1, al Whi'miro Sept.
Township Xo. 5, at Jalapa Sept.
Township Xo. 0, at Prosperity Sept.
Township No. 1, at Newberry C. IT.
Township Xo. 0, at Longsiiores
store Sept. 8th.
Township No. 7, at Chappells
Township No. 8, Utopia Sopt. lOt.h.
Township Xo. 10, at. Jolly Street.,' 1
Sept. 11 lb.
Township Xo. 11, al Poniaria Sept. | H
12th. ' M
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J. W. Wertz.
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: Tlie First fioagli of tfis Seas::?, *
? Kven 'U^ugh not Hevere, has a tendency to irritat-. tlu v.-nsj. ^
^ tlve Aieiubrancs of the throat and delicate bronchi.*) lub.-s. ^
| then conic easy all winter, every time yon takt- the ?
alightest cold. Cure the first congh before it has a chance to
V set tip an inflamatlon in the delicate capillary air tid>e>> of the $1
| lungs. The best remedy is QUICK RKLIKF COUGH ?
^ SYRUP. It at once gets right at the seat of trouble ai?t re- ^
moves the cause. It i? free from Morphine and is as safe lot
P a child as for an adult. 25 cents at ^
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