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E H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
6erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
TeSday, Feluary 36. 1909.
THE riRE DEPARTMENT.
Some time ago The Herald and News
called attention to the need of a few
paid men in the Newberry fire de
pairtment, who would stay on duty at
the departm-ent headquarters continu
ously, in order that the hose wagon
might respond immediaitely when an
alarm is turned in.
Newbeary Is volunteer d-epartmont
has been severely tested on nuv oe
-as;ions, and its members are as ready
and as willing and as loyal as can be
found in any volunteer department
anywhere. Dangers have, not deterred
them when by their efforts lives or
property could be saved, -and they de
serve ithe gratitude of the people of
But when an alarmis turned in the
members of the volunteer department
have to go from their places of bui
ness or tiheir homes to the d-part
ment's headquarters. and the hose
wagbn must wait for them in or-er to
have somebody to mann the appara
tus. In this way much valuable time
is, of necessity, lost.
What Newberry needs is to have
two paid firemen on duty continuous
lv. When an alarm is turned iin the.sC
two paid men could go out with the
wagon and; the members of the volun
teer department could go straight to
the scene of the fire. There ought t1
be two men during the day and two
during the nighit. By all means, how
ever, there ought to be two durirg the
night. During te day some of the
members of the department are very
apt to be nea,r headquarfers, and -not
very much. time is lost. At nighi.
however, and especially after mid
nigiht, it is sometitmes the case that
eonsiderable time is lost before the
wagon can leave.
We should not wait until we have
another disastrous conflagration. A
fire department is needed before a
EXAMI[E YOUR LABEL.'
The subseribers whose subserip
tions expired on ithe first of .Febru
ary and who 'have not renewed under
our iruling ought 'to have been taken
off with the last issue.
As yesterday was. the 15th we send
the paper again today to those whose
subscriptions expiired on the first of
February. Notices 'have been mailed
in addition to 'the notice whic~h ap
pears on the label opposite the name,
and if renewal is not made at once,
the names -will be taken from' gar
*mailing list. Please, therefore. exam
ine your label and see if your sub
seription has expi-red. We do not care
to take your name off the list .and in
fact are very aaixious to retain it,
but we expect to adhere strictly to
our rule not to sen<d papers after
fifteen days from the day of expira
A TENNESSEE JURY.
It is to be hoped that tue jury
whieh 'has been drawn in Nashville to
try the slavers of ex-Senator E. W.
Carmack is not a fair sample of- the
juries of Tennessee. Tfhe object seem
~ed to be to secure the most illiterate
jury posible. The panel was comn
pleted on Saturday after twenty
days of jury dra'wing, during wvhich
time five venires of .500 names ea.ch.
and one of 519, a itotal of 3,019. were
drawn and examined.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Nashville states that "four of the
jurors accepted can neither read nor
write, and two others understand
Engldis'h only indifferently. All ex
.cept one of the twelve swore he had
not read a -newspaper sinee before the
killing, and some 'had not read one for
ten yea:rs. Bierman, the only excep
tion, had been out of the State from
'the week beUfore the killin:t' until t h'
(day lie wvas summone)l~d.'
It is stated that the law madle in
c'am1>e:ent those who 'had read the~
stenographie report publtished in the
-newpmer of i:he testimony on the
lk ed xvtI:iW 1Z1V I I
ed with one who ihad t-alked with a
witness being disqualified under the
Tennessee staitutes, and the supreme
court of Tennessee having%held that
l ewspt'1J rN' niing verlmatili t, s ~
l1(01Y bevolITs a . Wi Il' I Is
talked to a witnress..
NWhatever the cause of its selectiow,
such a jury must serve -to bring .tihe
whole jury system into disrepute.
There are some good mie and true
who cat ileilier read nor write-al
though there is no exeuse for it, ex
eep.t in rare instances, in these days
but. something is wrong when sueh a
jury as has been empanelled in the
Coopei ease is called upon to judge
lbetween a sovereign State and one of
its citizens who is charged with the
ighest crime known to the law.
We are glad that we dg not line
such juries in Newberry county or in
The legislature is nearly through
with elections and it is believed will
soon go to legislating.-Spartanburg
The "knocker'' at Clifton and
Glendale is almost an extinct species
of 'humanity. In fact, a died-in-the
wool "knocker" at either place
would be worth big money as a mus
eum freak.' We're a set of "boos
ters," we are, and watch our mills
run full time with plenty of 1help
twelve months in a year.-Clifton
We mi4ht, spare you one o. two for
your museum. We.'ve got 'em here
that "knock" when vou are .trving
to help them.
THE WAY TO PROSPERITY.
Here is a literal :transcript of an
advertisement appearing in a Georgia
Wanted-To Contract for
1.000 Tois Tomatoes,
100 Tons Sweet Potatoes,
100 Tons Peaches,
100 Tons Beans,
This means that 'the canning fac
tory 'has encountered difficulty in se
curing sufficient orude products to
support its industry and meet the de
mands of its customers.
And yet each one of these four ar
tieles can be raised .in endless abund
aince and at nominal expense by thou
sands of faunmers in Georgia.
This means that we are inadver
tently blind a.nd carelessly extrava
gant in Georgia.
We are blind to :the opportunities
that push themselves under our noses,
and extravagant with the resources
given us in perpetuity and 'without
limit by Omnipote nee.
Year after year we are content to
send millions out of the State for
canned goods, and other commodi
ties as easily produced in Georgia.
We complain each year regarding
the menace of a bumper erop of cot
ton, the occasional tighltness of mon
When ithe simplest sort of solution
offers itself to ten thousand farmers
and business meni in Georgia.-Atlan
What 'the (Constitution ss of
Georgia and the possibilties of the
Georgia farm and the Georgia farmer
wiil applly with equal force to South
Carolina. Tomatoes can be grown and
canned in South Carolina and yet
practically all that are consumed in
this State are shipped from other
States. Sweet poeatees and Iish
potatoes and beans all grow or can be
grown in abhundanee in South Caro
N;oi only these articles but a great
many more cean be raised with profit
right here and yet we send elsewherre
for them. We certainly are blind to
the opportunities that are all around
us. Nature is lavish in :her gifts to
this section and vet on account of it
possibly wve do not appreciate them
or take advantage of them and go 01n
eery year g' row1ing all cotton and
crying hard times and sending out
of the State millions of dollars for
those things we could produce a~t a!
profit right here at ihome.
Tihe solution is simple, as the Con
stitution says, and yt the farmers
go on in the same old way.
Not Expected to Live.
The friends of Mr's. L. C. Norris
were pained to lea~rnl yesterday after
noon t'hat she was noit expected to
live. Mrs. Norris is the mother of
Mr. Robert Norris, and the step-moth
er o+- s W. H. untie of the city.
Creating Great Intei
cal Talent for \
The Cable exhibit -recitals promise
to be the greatest musical event ever
enjoyed by t1he people of Newberry,
and from tie eitlusiasle sUp)plrt
w,hich our leading musicians a-re giv
ing Messrs. Wallace and Kennerty
and Mrs. Roy Z. Thomas. under
whose personal direction tihese con
certs will be given, we are sure that
they will prove a series of musical
sensations and will be long remember
ed by the people of this section.
Mrs. Roy Z. Thomas. w1hose musi
cal ability and energy for organiza
t,ion is well known, has interested the
very best of Newberry's musical tal
ent. and the general public may ex
p-eet some very pleasant surprises
during these recitals.
Among the well-.known Newberry
ladies who are encouraging the exhli
bit, sale, and concerts, some of whom
will take part in tihe musical pro
grammes, are: Mrs. A. T. Brown, Mrs.
J. W. Halkiwanger, Mrs. J. A. Bur
ton, Mrs. S. B. Jones, Mrs. J. M. Kib
ler, Miss Carrie Pool, Miss Ethel
Boozer, Miss Crace Clark, Miss Caro
lyn Cromer. Mrs. Alice Robertson,
Miss Hattie Leavell, and many others.
The advanced musie pupils of New
berry will also enliven the program
with their vocal and instrumental
A Courteous and Leisurely Tcwn
With Customs New to Stranger.
New York Sun.
A letter about Charleston in the
Sunday Sun, in which the politeness
of the streets par conductors is men
tioned, inis one who spent last
winter in or irar irhat city of similar
i,stanees of courtesy on the part of
these offieials. Is, there any other city
in America where tI conductor will
open a woman passenger's umbrella
for her on a rainy day with a courtley
grace and handc it to her as she steps
off :the ear; or, when she is about to
board .the vehicle with a suit ease,
take it from her, 'keep .it on the back
platform until she reaches her des
tination, then, not allowing her .to
carry it down .the steps, gets off the
car himself with it and hands it to her
as she goes on her way -rejoieing, if
she is not a Charlestonian, at her nov
el experience? These things happen
ed to ,the mriter in that quaint City
by the Sea.
Your correspondent's mention of
the late hour for the midday meal re
minds the writer that sehe was unable
to get some embroidery materials in
one of -the largest department stores
inl Charleston at about in the after
noon' because t'he person in charge
of .the ''art department'' was at her
dinner. it also brings to mind a diffi
ulty experienced 'by strangers mak
ing afternooni calls upon their ac
(uantances or those to whom they
have letters of inltrodiuetionl in Char
leston. No matter at all whether one
oes a t 2, 3, 4,. Pr 5 o'clock, oneC is as
ri el o uj ot tue's host or hostess. Af
er a while of cour;se, one gets a men-~
al schedule ot the meal habits of
ne's friends, and then all is plain
aiing, b ut what a mediaeval feeling
it gives one to be obliged to) ring at
he gate instead of ait the front door,
especially when the bell gives a thun
derous peal, wh,ich seems calculated
to arouse half tihe block or alarm tihe
:hellers in the house in time of war;
and how the northern 'housekeeper
envies the southern matron who can
keep servants who are obliged to ,tra
el fifty steps or moire from the front
door to the gate for every casual cal
One hears many amusing stories
aout these du.sky servants, by the
way, w:ho accordling to their mist'res
ses are far from being perfeetion. One
harlescton lady told the writer of
a butler who was, as she thought per
fectlyv trained in the seirvice of coursC
dinnery. One day for some unknown
reason lhe brought in the ducks in a
soup tureen. 'Now, really,'' she as
sured me, "you can't guard agains.t
things like that. It wouldn't occur to
you to say before dinner, 'William,
do not serve irhe ducks in the soup
Another lady had a green .maid,
wh o insisted upon ushering callers -in
to her bed :oomi without any previous
warning. She was instructed to ask
eallers for their cards1 at thle door and
bring them up to her mistress. A few
days afiterwardl she met one of her
best friends on tihe street. - What new
rule have yon at your house now?'
the latter deanded. '"What do you
'ocal and Instru
Aion.g, the several Inale niusicians
eerIO il, a l' - tIaf. I". IY Z. . of
M(ran. M'. Janw,4 Burton anid oth-er;;
of Newberry, and Mr. Deidrick J.
Voight. formerly Itenor soloist with
Haveriv's Masiodon. Minstrels of
New York and London.
That wondierful musieal marvel., the
Kii.sberry Innor Player vill also be
an attractive and unique feature of
tlhe recitals. Anorhe,r feature will be
the short talks of Mr. R. B. Wallace
on piano construction and the seience
of piano acoustics. which wiile in
teresting and instructive, will not be
too technical to be .readily understood
and appreciated. Many pia:no mys
teriies will be fully explained by Mr.
Wallace, who is a piano expert of
Musical programme and dates for
these concerts, which will be conduet
ed at the Cable exhibi!t at 1204 Main
street, in the building formerly oc
.cupied by Watts' Racket store will
be announced later.
Tihe Cable people will offer some
startl.ing price reductions in hiigh
Imrade pianos and no doubt our peo
ple with fully appreciate this oppor
tunity ito secure the splendid piano
vlue extendedl inl this sale.
inwan ' asked til usepi<rrTA
mean ?" asked the surprised lady.
"Why," said the other la.ughino-. "I
eanie to see you the other day. and
1whe maid demanded at the door,
'Walia's No' ticket ? When it dawned
upon me what she meant, I said I
-hadn't brough,t my card ease. 'I can't
let vo' in with.out yo' ticket,' was
her firm response as she shut. the door
<in my face.
Even a Charleston beggar is a. lit
itle different f im other beggars. An
old white woman accosted a stbrang.er
in t'he .eity 'last winter, begging for a
niek~el to g'et home to her "sick
daughter.'' When she had obtained
it, she entreated, "Lady, please give
me yo' name, an' I'll bring you some
ripe figs in the summer.'' /he giver
considered that bit of local' color
worth fully five cents.
Brevard, N. C., Feb. 6.
Heard But Not Seen.
The prisoner aeknowledged that 'he
h-aid stoten ,the precious stone.
"Whak did you do .with 'it?"' de
manded the police officer.
"Smadowed dit,'' returned the ac
The officer did no>t look surprised.
"I've voften ~heaird of a dilanand in
tihe ough,'' he comimetted.
Help in Carving.
"Why is ihis carperter 's vise
cla1mp.ed to Uthe diningz room table?'"
"'Tva~t '.s for hrolding 'the turkey, "
answered the headl of the 'hourse with
Notice i< hereby given that we. the
undersigned J1ury C'ommissioners for
Newberry Country, S. C., will on the
26th inst at 9 odelock A. M., in the
office of the Clerk of Court, openly
and publicly draw 'the names of thir
ty six men who shall serve as Petit
Jurors at th'e Court of General Ses
sions which will .convene at Newber
[ry, S. C., March 13th, 1909. and con
tinue one week. Notice is also 'hereby
given ithat we will at t'he same time
and place draw the names of twelve
men wlho shall serve as Grand Jurors
fo the year 1909.
Jno. L. Epps,
Enig. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury C'ommrissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
iFebruary 15th. 19)09.
A STARTLING STATEMENT.
New York Medical Authorities Claim
The post mortem statistics of the
hi New York hospitals show that
some cases omn consumiption are due
touncheek.ed dlyspepsia, 'especially
when tlhe victim was pr'edisposed to
1)DIy:sppsia1 wea:rs 'om t.he b)ody and
brain. the wea kened. irritable stomi
aceh is unab)le tI dligest food, the body
do es not r*eceive t K required nourish
ment, co nstipat:ion ensues and .the vic
ti becme tin, weak and hagrard.
You Must Be Well Read.
It is always a decided compliment to any man or woman to
hear his or her friends speak of them as b:ing a well read
person. It carries with it the evidence of knowledge, informa
tion and culture This opportunity is offered every one at
Newberry by MAYES' BOOK ST ORE, and at very
reasonable prices. You should call and look over the many
new books we have on exhibit at 50c. Among which you will
find the following:
Dri and I.
The Waters of Caney Fork.
The Kidnapped Millionaires.
A Man's Woman.
The Last Hope.
A Thief in the Night.
The Ordeal of Elizabeth.
We give these as a sample of the many good things we have
in the book line for the reading public. You should make the
BOOK STORE your headquarters during .your leisure
hours, and thus become acquainted with the large number of
fine books and periodicals we have on our shelves.
TMIes' Book Store'
'Phone 35. Newberry, S. C.
The 10 Cent Store7
Better PreprefftilllE er Before
to supply your every need in
*Every department complete. Enamel Ware,
Tin Ware, China Ware, Crockery Ware, Glass
Ware, Household Hardware and Kitchen Ne
cessities, Notions, Nov,elties, Etc. : : : ::
Always receiving something "N EWA."
Watch our windows.
Newberry, S. C.
Asa result, :the body becomes~ a fer-D pesaTbt Crinyoof
tile field .for the germs of disease tofrcudbeoefa,anthofr
odge and flouristh. o idrrn e~si ro oitv
Therefore, tihe person who permits V'tRxNDse~aT~lt r
dyspepsisa to progress unhindered isdpncabendiflilrmdyI
uilty of contribating toward the de-asmhasheediewllotya
velopment of one of ithe most insidiousnohgiftdesntenitouw
andl fatal diseases known to mankind. 'reyuwoaesfeigwt n
Dyspepsia is curable if properly dgsino yppi otyti e
rted. Gilder and Weeks sell a re- me.Atwnyiecntbxo
medy .whieh they positively guaran-RellDspiaTbet onis
e. will eure inldigetion1 or dyspep- e~uhmdcn o ite as
in or t-hey will pay for .all the medi-tetet eebe ~x:iDs
inme used dluringa the trial. This reme- ppi alt r nysl nNw
yv is an absolutely new medical dis-be-vyGldrad eesDu