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1. TFI PROMISES
US A SQUARE DEAl
APPOINT ONLY FIT ME1
TO oFFICE IN SOUTH.
dge Welcomed to Atlanta-Warm
ly Cheered Throughout His Pro
gress to Georgia Capital.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 15.-President
eleot William H. Taft has been i
the cordial and hospitable embrace o:
G~ergia all day. Recognizing th
climax of the varied and continuou
demonstrations in the brilliaxt an
imposing scen-e presented at the ban
quet here tonight, he exclaimed wit]
idence of great feeling:
"I had not hoped to win th
uth, but the South has won me."
The banquet was the most ambiti
us event of its kind the city has eve
dertaken. Participated in by mor
an 500 of the city's representativ
n, it was gloried in by the -entir,
ulation. The banquet and th
eeding eloquence of welcome e3
ended to Mr. Taft in his -reeaptioi
the capitol and at the Piedmon
tel, where he was sought by thous
ands, constitute a brilliant chapte
in his record of achievements sout]
f Mason's and Dixon's line.
"Talking through Georgia" is
literal description of his trip toda;
-from Augusta to Atlanta. Ani
wherever the special train, which At
lanta provided, came to a.halt ther
were cheering crowds evidencin
their cordiality by floral tributes, b,
;heers, bands and sp-eches in whic.
the president-elect was told that h
-was..respected,' admired, loved.
After the 'possum, 'taters an
simmon beer had been served, an
many other courses of the feasi
guests, led by the . orchestri
ok into song. Judge Taft joine
artily in -the merriment. He wa
ented with a "Billy 'possum,
trued after the manner of .th
'Teddy Bear" to be the emblem c
He was also the recipient of a si
pocket water flask, ,bearing tb
at of arms of Georgia, -the gift C
Besides Mr. Taft the speake2
e: Asa G. Caudler, toastmastei
v. Hoke Smith, Mayor Robert I
adox and Judge Thomas G. Jones
abama, of the fedieral beneh.
What was probably the most lasi
and impressive point Mr. Taj
owas his expressed desire .to al
pint to federal positions in ti
uhonly such men who stand hig
*citizens in the localities in whie
" The direct local effort of a na
ional administration upon th
th is felt chiefly through its loes
is, appointed and. exercisin
'ir functions through the sectio)
and therefore the expression of th
administration towards the Souther
pe takes its color -in 'the chara<
er of those officials, anad therefor
teadministsration may be proper]
la ace<oantable and its policies d<
mned .by the qualifications, fi
ess' and standing of the men appoi
.to represent it in the districts an
tts- of the section. 4 I reahiz
.hrfore, thrat expression of syn
thy with the South 'and an earnes
esire to bring it closer to the er
government in thought and a<
en and feeling will have com.para
ely little weight unless this e:
ei"n is aceompanied by such al
itments in the South as sha
e this symyathy to be real an
"All I can say 'with reference '1
efuture policy of the administr
n in the ,South on this subject:
tI expect to spare no effort I
ti ut the facts in respect to t]
araeter of the proposed appointee
d so far as in me lies, to sele<
-e of character and reputation an
nding in the community commen
mto tiheir fellow citizens as pe:
ns qualified -and able to discharg
eir duties well, and whose present
important positions will remov
any such things exists, the sens
alienism in the government whic
ANDERSON WANTS TAFT.
legation of Citizens Invites Pres:
e hundred and eighty -neai, wh
dthey were Demoera~ts. citizer
Anderson, S. C., visited the pres:
nt-eleet in Augusta on Thursda:
ev left with the radiance of thi
t smile, after delivering andl r
ing a speech of cordality, encom
ng belief that their town is to
ed on the Southern itine-arvc
.Taft wheni he travels next ll.
favor G. L. Sherard of Anderso
-.the spokesmnan for the 180 mec
m that town. After saying the
e a TDemocrats, but also as lop
NWe believe that yon will be prei4
deit of all our people. knowing no
sectional difference and nanifestiing
no -pirit of partiality in your ad
. ministration of the nations' affairs."
Mr. Taft valued the expressions of
cordiality, referred to the growing
prosperity of the South under which
"we are willing to let bygones be by
gones and to forget everything of the
past that we ought to forget." He
had no quarrel because his callers
were Democrats, remarking that un
der our form of government parties
were necessary "machines" for mak
ing effective the public will. "All
that we can hope for." lie added,
I"all that we oughit to ask, is that the
people of all sections shall make up
their minds in an intelligent way and
a then vote for the principles they fav
~ Asserting his positon regarding the
effectiveness of the constitution to
meet the needs of a developing civili
zation Mr. Taft said:
''I know that sometimes the con
e1stitution seems to be in the way of
1 direct effectiveness. The division un
tI der our systems by which the central
. government is limited to certain
r things and the State governments
I carry on other things, sometimes
seems to work against 'the rapid car
rying out. of some of the reforms, as,
for instance, the conservation of our
natural resources and perhaps the re
gulation of railroads and the suppr-s
sion of those abuses which have crept
in with our marvelous progress in the
combination of capital. And yet.
2 gentlemen, that constitution. simple.
e clear and comprehensive, has in the
past been capable of such fair con
struction as to meet in a marvelous
way the developments and enrergen
cies of our country which could not
have been anticipated by those who
framed it in any detail at all. and I
I am rery certain that the same con
s stitution will meet the emergencies
which may come on in the fuiture.
e "What we look to in the South is
f to have the support of those institu
tions from the people who believe in
[- them and are willing to maintain
e them and ito fight for them, if it be
3 ONE DAY OF TRUTH TEILING..
- R,esolution to Tell Truth in Small
SThings as well as Large Ones and
What Came of It.
t This man made one New Year's
- resolution. He resolved that he would
etell only the truth in small matters
h as well as in large ones. His idea
h was that he wanted to be square with
- IOn New Year's mording he went
eout for a little walk in his neighbor
Ij hood. The first man he met was an
gacquaintance who appeared to be
4 quite proud of a somewhat ornate
e pair of new tan shoes.
~"Swell kicks, eh?" said the .ac
quaintance to the man who had re
e solved to tell nothing but the truth.
I"Nope!" promptly ,replied the mani
who wanted t.o be square with him
dj ** '"I do not like them."
q"irh you don'-t, 'hey?'' huffil.y in
- urdthe acquaintance with the new
t tan shoes. "What's the matter with
-"Well." replied the man who was
- determined to .tell the truth. "I think
-the shoes are too much embellished. as
f t were. Mforeover, they are too st rik
I ing a color and rather too youthful
d jin general effect for a man of your
S"B'jiks that's a hot one to get
-right after breakfast," said the ae
s quaintance, decidedly miffed, and he
o pic-ked up his feet in the new shoes
and beat it down the stre~et.
6' The next geron met u ihb h
t eslvrwho wsdesirous of being
d square with himself was a middle
d aged woman friend of his wife's. As
-soon as the usual holiday greetings
e had been gone through with she be
egan at once about her idolized daugh
e ''Ethel,"' she said. ''is at the top
hof her class at the high school again
and everybody's p)redictinig wonder
ful things for her. Oh. no. she will
not become a b)luestoeking. I shall
guard against that. but it is comfort
-ing to know that the darling is so
extraordinarily clever. Have you ev
er met a more clever girl of her age
0 The resolver hated to do it. but he
1- "Yes," he replied. "I have met
.quite a large number of young women
e whom I considered brighter and more
lever than Mfiss Ethel. I do not say
-this in disparagement of your duh
e ter, please understand. T merel' ex
f rs my opinion in repl~'y . .o.n'
n of the remnarkable Th: took on au
v unbraged exterior that eaused .ier tA.
i look lik a hen with one chicken,
distiane 1uIoVe t11 inead(ow. :hu
went her wav without even Ioddinig
good-bye to the man.
A little further down the street the
truth teller cam- upon an old and
rather fussy inale friend. This old
and fussy friend a few days before
had written to a newspaper a half
column letter upon the alleged in-affi
cienev of the street cleaning service
of this town. Naturally enough he
imagined that half the population
miit be -,xeitedly buzzing about the
brillance, depth and research of that.
letter to the newspaper.
"Er-d 'je see that little thing in
the . naming the paper. "sign
ed with my name, about the out
rageous inefficiency of our street
elejning service ?" proudly inquired
the old friend after the usual ex
change of greetings.
''Yes.' replied -the resolver, ''I
"Did, eh?" said the old friend.
obviously pleased and flushed up over
his achievement. "Well. how d'je
find it-0. K.9''
''I cannot say that I did.'' replied
the truth teller.
''Wha-wha-what! You didn't like
it ?' stammered the old friend, acute
ly chagrined, as the expression of his
countenance clearly denoted.
''No,'' replied the resolver, ''I did
not care mueh for it."
"Er-would you-er-be good
enough to inform me," stifly and
somewhat flabbergastedly inquired
the old friend, '"what you found in
connection Tvith that pubished let
ter which all of my friends h'ave men
tioncd to me in terms of approval if
not of high praise-would you mind
sating. sir. what you found in that
letter that was objectionable?"
"Oh, nothing at all objectionable."
replied -the resolver. "Nothing like
that at all.''
"Then, sir; what ailed the letter?"
"Well, since you press me upon
that point. I found the letter dull,
uniter-sting. rather overwritten as to
the facts, a bit 4ompous and general
The old friend's face became pur
ple, and his mouth twitehed as the
resolver moved on his way, deeming
it unwise and perhaps unkind to pro
long the colloquy.
on a rather over-en.thusiastic and gar
Further along the resolver came up
rulous little elderly lady just as the
latter was emerging from a photo
"Why, how-do-do?" exclaimed the
garrulous little woman friend. "I've
just been getting my niece's photo
graphs. Here, I simply must show
you one of them," and she fished a
packet of photograplis out of her re
tieule and exhibited one of them to
The photograph represented a
young person wit'h a somewhat snub
by nose and more or less invisible
eyebrows and the peevish expression
of countenance, which many of the
young persons of the present day im
agine to be Gib.sonish and fetching
'Now isn't Emily, my niece, the
most sp endily bee-yu-tiful creature
in the whole wide world?" raptur
ously inquired the garrulous little
elde.rly woman, holding up the photo
graph before the resolver's view.
He tried to duck the question, by
remaining silent as he examined the
picture. But she wouldn 't stand for
"Isn't she, " persisted the elderly
woman friend, "the most noble look
ing, the most triumphantly bee-yu-ti
ful girl you ever saw in all your born
days?" and she looked squarely at
the man who meant to tell nothing
but the truth.
"Well, no; I couldn 't go as far as
to say that." lhe replied, cornered.
"Really I could not in truthfulness
go as far as that."
" How ?" snapped tihe garrulous
woman friend. "You don 't consid
er my nieee Emily pretty?"
'.'I did ~not say that, I believe,"
said the resolver. "I said .that I did
not consider her the most triumphant
ly beautiful girl that I ever saw in
all my born days."
UWell you certainly are becoming
peevish and intolerable as you grow
older. How I do pity the poor wo
man!" snapped the little old woman,
chuking the photographs of her niece
back into her reticule.
And she went her way, muttpring
to herself, and her eyes agleam with
wrath. On his way 'home th'e resolver
caught a seat on a surface ear along
side a neighbor of his, who pays
"Wel they can knock Teddy all
they~ want to." said this neighbor
when he got into the swing of his
favorite topic. '"but he's the only in
corrugible man in public life today
all right enough. Am I right ?"
The resolver tried to duck that one.
too, by remaining silent.
'Say, lok a here don'* t you azree
w fl ith me about Roosevelt ?" inquired
t.h neighbor with the polities bug
"o"replied tihe resolver then.
"T n nn+ae wit yn:n."
1i1(uired the neighbor. "Well' what
caue l you tO (sa-mree with me.
--eve are many reasons why I
disagree with you.'' replied the re
solver. "For one thing I never was
a great admirer of Mr. Roosevelt.
For another, I know ,that .there are a
great many incorruptible mn in
America npublic life besides Mr.
" .Hu, and I thought all the time
that you believed in honesty in poli
ties.'' ;niffed the neighbor.
"I do." replied the truth teller.
"Well you've got a danged queer
way of showing it, that's all I've got
to say," said the neighbor huffily.
The truth teller is still standing by
his one New Year's resolution, but
he is losing lots of friends and no
prediction can be ventured as to how
long he will last.
TAX ASSESSMENT FOR 1909.
Notice is hereby given that the of
fice of County Auditor will be open
from the 1st day of January to the
20th day of February, 1909, for the
purpose of receiving returns of tax
able property for fiscal year com
mencing January 1st. The following
named places will also be attended as
required by law:
,At Whitmire, Monday, Jan. 11th.
At Maybinton, Tuesday, Jan. 12th.
At Glymphville, Wednesday, Jan.
At Walton, Thursday, Jan. 14th.
At Pomaria, Friday, Jan. 15th.
At Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 18th.
At Little Mountain, Tuesday, Jan.
At O'Neall, Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
At St. Luk:es, Thursday, Jan. 21st.
At Prosperity, Friday and Satur
day, Jan. 22nd and 23rd.
At Longshore, Monday, Jan. 25th.
At Chappells, Tuesday, Jan. 26th.
The law requires a tax on all mort
tgages. moneys, and credits, also on
incomes over and above $2500.00
1 All male citizens between thr ages
of 21 and 60 years (except those in
capable of earning a support) are lia
ble to poll tax.
There shall be assessed on each
dog a capitation tax of 50 cent;.
Dogs not returned for taxation are
not held to be property of this State.
Be careful to note eaeh transfer of
real estate since last return.
W. W. Cromer,
Auditor Newberry County.
Sees Mother Grow Young.
"It would be hard to overstate the
wonderful change in my mother since
she began to use Electric Bitters,"
writes Mrs. W. L. Gilpatrick of Dan-|
forth, Me. "Although past 70 she
seems really to be growing young
again. She suffered untold misery
from dyspepsia for t-wenty years.
At last she could neither eat, drink "
nor sleep. Doctors gave her up and (
all remedies failed till Electric Bit -
ters worked such wonders for her -
health.'' Threy invigorate all vital
organs, cure liver and kidney trou
bles, induce sleep, impart strength F
and appetite. Only 50e at W. E.
Pelham & Son's, Newberry, S. C.,
Life 100,000 Years Ago.
Scientists have found in a cave in
Switzerland bones of men, who lived
100,000 years ago, when life was in
constant danger from wild beasts. To-|
day the danger, as shown by A. W.
Brown of Alexander, Me., is largely .
from deadly disease. "If it had not
been for Dr. King's New Discovery,
which cured me, I could not have
lived," he writes, "suffering as 1
did from a severe lung trouble and
stubborn cough." To cure Sore
Lungs, Colds, obstinate Coughs, and
prevent Pneumonia, it's the best med
icine on earth. 50c. and $1.00. Guar
anteed by W. E. Pelham & Son. Trial
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I, as
the qualified administrator of B. H. 4.
Amick, deceased, will niake a final
settlement of the estate of said B. H.
Amick, deceased, in the Court of Pro-.
bate for Newberry county, on Wed
nesday, January 13th, 1909, and im
mediately thereafter apply to the
said court for letters dismissory as
administrator of said deceased. All
persons holding claims against said
estate will present the same duly at
tested on or before that date, and all
persons indebted to said estate will
J. J. Amiek,
A Night Rider's Raid.
The worst night riders are calomel,.
roton oil or aloes pills. They raid
our bed to rob you of rest. Not so
with Dr. King's New Life Pills.
They never distress or inconvenience,
but always C-leanse the system, cur
Iine Colds. Headache. Constipation. I
alaria, 25e. at W. E. Pelham &
n's Nemwherrv. S. C.
STATE M ENT.
The Commercial Bank of Newber
densed from report to State Bank Ey
ber 27, 1908.
Loans..........................-- - - - - -
Furniture and fixtures..................
Cash and due from banks...........
Profits less expenses taxes paid.......
Dividends unpaid. ..............
Re-discounts ........... ......... .--.
Banks............ .......... -3,4
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B. MAYER,
ON AND AFTE
. M. Playe'
WILL BE EADQI
-:- FOR -: -
FISH and OYS
-:- ALSO -:-~
rders TakEn. Quic
We have bought out the late
sh business and will keep
sters in season. Will be
hone orders. No. 261.
L. M. PLAYEF
WE STOP THE
ones & 111
TUMBING, TINNING and
TEAM and HOT HATI
REPAIR WORK A SF
UNDR CR OTW LL
! S Colege St. N E
ry, S. C., con
...... $268,751 87
...... 3,116 93
....... 101,181 65
..---- 54,677 53
...... 15,000 00
J. Y. McFALL,
i Jas. F. Todd's.
Fresh Fish and
pleased to fill
H OTE L
WBEFRRY. S. C.