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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, March 30, 1909.
BUILD THE ROAD.
An article appeared in last week's
Saluda Standard signed by a Saluda
business main asking the question,
"'Why does not Saluda build a rail
We desire to repeat the question
and ask another question or two.
Why will not the people of Newbe
ry, the people of Edgefield, and the
people of Augusta assist Saluda and
cooperate with Szuada in this work?
We believe that they will and we
beliave -that Sakuda with their cooper
ation *an build a xailroad. We do not
know who the Saluda business man
is but if he really means business we
would like to cooperate with thim, and
1we are atisfied that the road can be
Salnda shoul have a railroad and
should have had one long ago, but be
ease she has not gotten one yet is no
reason why she should not go to work
and get one .now.
We are satisfied that the people of
Newberry will cooperate with Saluda
in this wo<k.
The Saluda business man suggests
*hat a stoek company be 6orped and
that the stock be placed at $10.00 a
share and that al he people around
bout Saluda be given a chance to
suibscribe to this stock.
The plan is- feasible and we would
like to see this Saluda business man
take hold of it.
TAKE A LOOK AT NEWEERRY.
Newberry is fussing about the
school question. We cordially invite
the whole crowd of 'em to Laurens to
just .ake a look at us, and go. back
home and do likewise. Laurens would
make a model for any town, in school
-You are entirey mistaiken. New
bery h3as ,not been ''fussing.'' We
have just voted .by a very decided
majority to pat up the very best
.equipment for tihe enlarging of our.
asehools to meet the growth of our
city. There was a little protest- but
everybody is satisfied now and oyu
'would do welil to comne down and look
.Nothing helps a commnunity .like
good schools and we understand Laur
tens has 'ei5. Newberry will, have 'em,
too, and we are not going to ''fuss''
abouit it, either.
EXTEN~D THE SEWERAGE.
The commissioners of public works
~and .the board of health and the city
couneil1 have been in conference for
.Eme time regarding the extension of
-our sewerage system.
It is absolutly necessa.ry that this
.ork should .be done. The sooner it
*sdone the better. The health of our
~ntire community is involved in the
extension of the sewerage system and
in.the removal of the septic tank.
The question of voting additional
nds for this improvement should be
~imitted to the voters of this city
pvtJout -further delay.
- FWe are satisfied that all of those
-who voted -to extend tihe equipment
-of~our schools will now vote most
aeartily for the extension of our sew
erage system. *Some of those who op
.posed the issuing of bonds for the
;school did so on the ground that it
was necessary to have an extension of
the sewer system.
Ahere should be practically, there
'fore. no opposition to the issuing of
bonds for this purpose and t.he qjuick
er :the city council submits th-e ques
tidn to the people the sooner we can
~get to work on it.
A survey ought to be made showing
just where the system is to extend
- and an estimate of the cost. About, a
year ago we understand a surveyv was
made for this purpose but it seems to
be a.itirek1~ unsatisfactory and it is
n.ecesary that another survey- be
made and that the sewers be located
where they are most needed. While
*we are at it they should be extended
so os to puit the system within thc
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
A live board f7 trade or chamber of
commerce~1~L is alhn( St ab)solutlyli n1Lecs
sary to tile proper growth .d1141 dev1
opment of a community like Newber
Every business man and every cit
izen of the community should be a
member o-f sue-b an organization and
not simply a member in name Ily but
an active member and one who is
ready and willing at all times to speak
a good word for the organization and
to help it to accomplish results.
The disposition among some people
is to criticize and by criticism to find
fault with what others are trying to
do while they themselves do nothing.
It is a very easy matter to find
fault and we all make mistakes. Some
one has said that
"Errors like straws upon the sur
He -who won-l seek for pearls must
or something like that.
What we want in Newberry is a
-chamber of commerce composed of
members who pay their dues prompt
ly, who are willing to say a good word
for the organization, and are always
willing and ready to uphold the hands
of those who axe put in office and to
cooperate with them in doing some
tbing for Newberry.
And E. D. Smith used to say that
Goodwyn Rhett was too ,thick with
the republieans.-Anderson Mail.
You should havre learned by this
time the difference between a plat
form to run for office on and one to
be guided by after you are elected.
There is a lot of difference. You bet
ter look into the matteT.
The farmers are supporting Clem
son college nobly. The college has
already received $150,000 from the
sale of fertilizer tags this year.-An
And it matters not how big the
tax gets Clemson manages to spend it.
According to t-h-e present rate the in
come from this source this year will
reach $200,000. A committee from
the Farmers' Union went to Clem
son some fime ago -and .reported that
Clemson ne:eded all of it.
Parents 'will do well to look after
their boys in regard to this writing
on the sidewalks. Mayor Babb is
thoroughly alive to the situation and
will doubtless have little mercy ini
the matter of fines.-Laurens Adver
We have seen some writing on the
sidewalks in Newberry that should
not have been there.
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* THE IDLE.*
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Speaking about th,at sermon The
Idler heard the other Sunday aboui,
taking thought for the morrow, and
sufficient unto the day is the evil of
it I read the other day the following
Write on your daybook, on your
ledger, on your money safe, "Suffi
cient unto the day is the evil there
of.'' Do not worry about notes that
are far from due. Do you pile upon
youir counting-desk the financial anx
ieties of the next twen'ty years. Mel
ancholy is the owl that is perched in
many a Christian soul. The good
times, if we will but believe it, are
now; the better times are not back
ward-but beyond. We believe, as in
the past, so in the future, the world
will grow better and better. By and
by the world and all that is therein
shall pass away, but in the. new heav
ens and the earth righteousness, only
righteousness, shall dwell; and cheer
fulness-and growth will ever mark the
progress of the soul.
It is true that too many of us wor
ry about things we can't help instead
of direoting our energies to those
things that we can help. I heard a
gentleman say once that the hardest
fall lie ever received was while he
was looking back at the rock over
which he had just stumbled. Had
you ever thought of that -and the
lesson it contains37 If not think
There are some people who do not
worry much about the notes and ae
counts, not even those that are near
due. Then t.here are some "melan
holy owls'' who apparently worry
about leaving debts for succeeding
generations when by so doing they
can leaive them an inheritance of
many good thiings, such as an educat
ed citizenship, good roads, improvedl
st reets anrd generally an up-to-date
and progre('s1 ie commnunit ty, especial
ly if vou call this debt by thre name of(
onds. Yesterday is gone: tomorrow
Il e W Vt l V (Is 1!!- Ii we 1,,, v
usIjejv c uv I ~a Ie ~u
t illes ar 110w .1nd itf we do eieer
fuliess and urowtih' will surely
mark our progress.
Atlanta has passed a back yard
ordinance which I suppose being
translated means that you must keep
your backyard clean as well as your
front vard and if von don't the sani
tary department will clean it up for
you and charge you up with the ex
pense. Is it not just a little bit
strange that people have to be made
to do thQse things which are foir
their own good. And then some peo
ple get made if you make them.
There would be a good job don-e in
this town if the people could be made
-ever ,persuaded-implored-to keep
their front yards and the streets in
front of their front yards clean. Why
not get the board of health to pub
lish th cleaning up ordinance or rule
if there is one, so that the people
would know what it is and then they
could throw the debris on the street
The Charlotte News complains that
in their town "It costs $10 to expec
torate on the strteet, while the fine
for similar conduct in the court house
is only $5. We think there should
be no -competition of rates in this
matter, and the court should should
be reprimanded for underbidding."
I think I heard once that there was
an ordinance in Newberry against
"spitting," not simply expectorating,
on the sidewalks. Am I mistaken or
is there an ordinance on this sub
"To call a man a liar," says Judge
Arthur Powell, in handing down a de
cision in the Georgia court of ap
peals, "and raise a stick to strike
him, if in anger, is a menace of viol
ence and is calculated to excite alarm
>r to provoke a breth of the peacc.
Being to the manor born, the judges
f this court take judicial cognizance
>f the fact -that in Georgia to call a
man a liar, even without threatening
him with a stick, most generally
means a fight. There may be exc7p
tions to this rule, but they are rare
exotics and find little nourishment on
Georgia soil and under Southern
skies. Judgment reversed.''
Over in- South Carolina "to call a
man a liar'' i"a menace of viol
enee'' without raising "a stick to
strike him.'' Just what the courts~
would hold on the subject I cannot
sai as I .am not much of a l-awyer,
but the man who uses the epithet
generally finds out that words do
some times cause blows whether they
justify them in the sight of the law
I heard the other day that the last
legislature passed an Act with this
title: "An Act to provide for the
recovery of personal prosperity.'' I
am waitng with great anxiety to see
the provisons of this act. I want to
know how this is to be donie by an
enactment of the legislature. I knew
the legislature had undertaken many
things but I did not know before that
they were going to provide for us to
recover prosperity. I am afraid,
owever, that the law assumes that
the fellow once possessed prosperity
for how could he recover somethin;
e never had. If so the courts may
:elare it unconstitutionn~ because it
is not general in its term a. But then.
ou know, this is an age of local on
tion. St.i.ll, if it is construed to mean
former possessi . I am afraid it wvill
nt help The idler.
A gentlem-an in the postoffice the
ther morning, so I am told, suggest
d thait it would .be a good idea to
ave a large trash basket placed in
he lobby in which the waste paper
hich now finds its way to the floor
ad on the street might be thrown.
What says .the civic association. You
are heard of the Texas congress
m'an wibio was visi.ted in. Washington
by a -entiltuent firom the wild west
ad who useid ith'e jui:ey kind of tobae
x> and as he empt,ied this juice on the
mja,bl'e -ioor had athve fine briass eusp:i
do,rs pushed in line remarked to his
esonrress1inal finienid. "'If you keep on
uitting :thWt -t'Mug in my way
I'll spit in .it.'' Maybe if a trash
basket was pl.aced in range somebody
mih't itihirow somne wsate paper in it.
t is worth ~trying.
The printer made The Idler in the
rast issue mix up a little paragraph
about Mr. J. H. Ringer so that it
made no sense. I say it was the
printer or somebody connected with
the office because I 'know I did not
write it as it appea-red. That machine
posibly is tihe cause of the mistake. I
wanted to comnmendl the plan of Mr.
Ringer of raising his own supplies on
te farm to other farmers and to say
that it was the surest way to keep
out of debt and to be happy and con
tented on the farm.
Great Easter Sale
1217 Main Street, Next to EwartPerru Co.
of Dress Goods, Silks, Muslins, Lawns,
Embroideries and White Goods,
Shoes and Oxfords.
Don't think of buying your Easter Hat, Dress
and Oxfords until you see our line.
Coat Suits! Great Easter Sale Men's Goods.
300 Coat Suits in, stripes, 500 fine Shirts at 49c each
plain, etc., placed on sale at 500 pairs 25c. Half Hose 15c.
Easter prices, $3.49, $4.49 and pair.
$5.49 suit. 100 Gauze Vests 24 each
500 ready made Waists worth 500 15c. Collars at 3 for 25c.
up to $2.00 on center counter, SPECIALS GATHERED AROUND THE STORE.
take choice, Easter sale price 10 c Per uton 1 c
50 fine Voile and Panama 50parMe'Tnad
Skirts at special Easter prices. BakHl oeIc ar
100 Children Dresses, em- 20fn 15 e ped
broidery trimmed, 24c. each. at9cech
100 Children Dresses, em- 10fn c oesa c
broidery trimmed, 49c. each, ech
100 Children dresses, em- 50yadGnhmsDrs
broierytrimed9850echfstyes Shirt yatr9cdech
MILINEYpaILLINEY. Hl oec
ter Ht til yo ViStou store roo ss2c Hueds
Silks! Silks!5c.rCtasat Oxfor Sale!
One housndyrdsbeauiful Sol acyrds raButne finc.
blueoldOSeandtherhadt 5hoe fopadiMens. Grand s
Eastr sle ric 29.yrd.tersla Ha of roeady . $ai .0
300 yads eatifl0Lwnnin $.50 BdSped
withut brder, 3 c.ard. and Oxford forMenh.e
500 ard fie Vl Lae ad Srin ine n5 owedy ar 0
500 yd. fne,smoth40 n. ougas Shos aindhavmo-Drs
Lawner atrimed 1 98c. ad .nstyle.yad
For yoreaevMlery w atmnt ry Goods,
Sersa illoiery and Ntonos. Hundrews