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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, April 2, 1909.
The city of Gaffney held an elec
tion on Wednesday on the question of
issuing $120,000 of bonds for the pur
pose of installing a system of sewer
age in that city.
The vote resulted 366 for the bonds
and 6 against the bonds.
If Newberry votes $40,000, which of
course she will do, our sewerage sys
tem will cost us only about one half
that amount if all of the $40,000 is
expended in the extension of the sys
We have already spent only $25,000
for sewerage. Gaffney is not as large
a town as Newberry, and if we can
get a complete system of sewerage
for one half what Gaffney will spend
-we ought to be satisfied and congra
We cannot understand how there
-e-an be any opposition to the exten
sion of the sewerage system, and we
do not believe that the opposition will
amount to much and in fact we have
not heard of any at all.
The Augusta Chronicle prints an
editorial. from the Macon Telegraph
in the matter of the appointment of
the Hon. Murphy Candler a member
-of the railroad commission of Geor
Mr. Murphy is a member of the leg
--islature and it seems that the con
stitution of Georgia inhibits a mem
ber of the legislature from holding
or accepting any other position.
The appointment is opposed on this
ground by the Maon Telegraph. The
Macon Telegraph concludes its re
marks as follows: "'If Mr. Candler
is qualified for appointment for rail
road commissioner then the constitu
tion is a dead letter, it does not mean
-what it says, and the English language
is not equal to the task of conveying
the idea of the makers of the consti
The constitution of South Carolina
also has a paragraph which if the
English language means anything in
hibits a mem'ber of the legislature
from holding any other position or
even exercising the diuties of that
position without vacating his seat in
V'e suppose the same thing will
hap*en in Georgia that happens in
Soi(h Carolina, that gentlemen will
go on violating the law and acting in
op~i violation of the plain prohibition
of ~he constitution, and so long as
they 'are sustaied by the people j;st
so ng will the people continue to en
coudge disregard of the fundamental
la~ And as a result a tendency to
hol Hightly any law. The constita
~tio ught to be obeyed or it ought to
be anged to suit those who openi-'
vio e its plain provisions.
T e State fund in aid of high
sehbls has been. distributed. In the
list4re find only two schools in New
be9 county, one at Little Mountain
an n at Prosperity, each receiving
board of governors of the'
ehb er of commerce held a meetiug
on 'ednesday afternoor and dccided
to $11 a meeting of the entire organ
iza$n for Monday evening April 12.
Ev -v member should be present at
thi mneeting and there should be ar
e4 100 new members by~ .!mt~ time.
tthe business men get together
anmake New berry 's chamber of
co*Teree one of the best in this State.
It Sould be a potent factor in the ad
vaement of this community, but it
cagpnly be so by the united effort of
S op finding little measly objections
to something that don't exactly suit
you and become a live and active
member of the chamber of commerce.
Be a live wire for progress.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I heard a nentleman say once that
no one evear did anything from a pure
ly unselfish motive. That back and
behind every act there was some
where a selfish motive-some idea or
hope of personal benefit. I have a!
ways taken the opposite view and
have believed that there are many
noble and unselfish persons in the
world who frequently did things
without the. remotest idea of self ben
efit. But I am not as young as I us
ed to be and I have watched human
ity pretty closely and I must admit
that my faith in my fellowman has
ihad some very severe tests. The greed
for wealth -and power makes us very
selfish. But I am going to continue
to have faith in the goodness of my
fellows. It makes me. feel better. If
now and, then I am fooled I will for
The Idler told you some time ago
that Supervisor Feagle would soon
get to work on the new court house
grounds. And he is there and when
the spring comes this will be one of
the prettiest places in the county and
we will all be proud of it-town and
country folk alike. We need to give a
little more attention to the aesthetic.
It will make us better men and wo
I notice that the Observer suggests
a lot in the new street from the new
court house to the Presbyterian
church is a suitable place for one of
the graded school buildings. The Id
ler has no suggestion to make but it
seems to me if the board can secure
the Pope house and lot it would be
the most desirable and most conven
iently located of any lot on that side
for the graded school. One building
should be on that side.
I notice in looking over some of the
papers that in a great many towns
they have an ordinance providing for
an annual spring cleaning. How
would it do to have something like
that in Newb'erry. There is a good
deal that is needed along that line in
The chamber of commerce has elect
ed new officers. This is an organiza
tion whieh should be heartily support
ed by the business men of the com
mu.nity. The organization has done
good and can accomplish much more
for the community if it has the hear
ty and active .cooperation of every
body in the city. Instead of finding.
fault with somebody who is trying to
do something, get bisy and help the
fellow wiho is working for your good
as well as his own. You will feel bet
You cannot do anything for the
general uplift of the community
without giving each individual in the
community some good. Too many of
us do not want to do anything unless
we can see some direct benefit coming.
baek to us.
I -notice that there is talk in Spar
tanburg of the citizens asking Arch
Calvert to stand for mayor. And they
say there are many men in Spartan
burg who are personally 'more popu
lar than Calvert. When he was may
or he did things that he knew were
for the best interests of the city. That
is the kind of man every live city has
need of at the head of affairs.
Have you been. in the Exchange
bank recently? It is now one of the
neatest and best arranged banks in,
the State and the officials are all po
lite and courteous. And best of all
its business1is good and growing.
I have been wondering why the wid
ening of Friend .street was never real
ly finished. .You remember, some of
you do, that sveral committees wer'e
at work from the chamber of com
merce and city council right after the
fire of March, 1907, and the proper
ty owners all p aetically agreed to
widen. Why not do it before there
is any more building done in this
There are several streets 'that could
be widened. It ought to be done and
now is the time to do it. The Laurens
and Clinton :electric railway will be
in here before you know it and some
of our' streets are too narrow to run
By the way, it does seem that the
Laurens people are in earnest about
a trolley between Laurens and Clin
ton and a company is to be organized
and the two towns connected. That is
what Newberry ought to do with
Whit mire and 'Saluda-build a trol
ley. It would be easy if some of
our men 'of affairs would just take
hold of it. Why wait.
I hear that city council at a meet
in<w the other night decided to circu
ate petitins ang- an election on
$ 40.0O W11 or1I))tl od m the lex
tension (if lie sewei-age. Everybody
ough11t to sign t1his petition and then
the vote should be unanimous. It is
a nlf'e-Sitv. If something is iot done
soon the septic tank will be condemn
ed as a nuisance. Wonder to me the
people who live near it have stood it
as long as they have. Then the people
who are not in reach of sewerage
should have it.
I saw an advertisement the other
day in a county paper of "Water
atound" corn meal for sale. Long
ago I used to hear thlat meal ground
on a mill run by water was better
than meal ground on a mill whose mo
tive power was steam, but I never
thought there was anything in it. I
would like to ihave some one tell me
what difference there could be in the
meal if the power which turned the
rock was water or steam.
Supervisor Feagle is doing a good
job on the court house square. Of
course there will be some on to say
that the convicts ought to be on the
roads-that fixing up and beautify
ing the grounds will not help anything
-that court could be held just as well
with the grounds littered up and in
thei.r muddy conditon. Those are the
people who see nothing but the utili
tarian side of life.
Well, if he went to one place in
the county some one would say he
ought to be at another. and so it goes.
Every fellow can see no good in any
thing that does not give him some im
mediate and direct personal benefit.
Here comes in again that selfish ten
dency in all of us.
The only thing the supervisor can
do is to go along and do his duty as
he sees it and wh:en he finishes the
work on the court house square it will
take a mighty narrow and supremely
selfish and sordid and utilitarian cit
izen not to say that the right thing
has been done.
A member of the legislature a few
years ago who had opposed an ap
propriation of $15,000 for beautify
ing the State house grounds but who
was unsuccessful at the next session
when another $15,000 was proposed
to continue the work, said he would
like to know what had been done
with the first $13,000, that he- had
looked over the grounds and -all' he
could see was that they had plowed
a little and planted something. I no
tice that on one of those three beau
tiful church lots it looks like they
ha.ve plowed a little and -planted
something. That is right. Plow a
little and plant something and if thre
right thing is .planted the fruitage
will come by and by. Let some of the
other folks who own lots plow a lit
tl'e and plant something.
Newberry could have as pretty
lawns as any city in this section and
a pretty well kept lawn adds to the
appearance of the home. A pretty
house with a poorly kept lawn never
looks well. Sentiment and flowers
help to make life more pleasant..
What 's the use of money unless you
can ha.ve some of the comforts and
beauties and pleasures which were in
tended for you.
Why not the Civic Association ap
point a "Cleaning Up'. day. Of~
course some people would pay no al
tention to such a request but a good
many would and the others that didn t
would soon feel ashamed. The Civic
Association of Greenwood has ap
pointed April 27. They say that this
idea of having a "Cleaning Up'' day
driginated in Denver, Col., and that
it has worked beautifully in that city.
The Idler believes it would work in
Newberry. Certainly it could do no
harm to try it.
AN EVENTFUL DAY.
"Pauline" A Brilliant Little Opera
by Home Talent At Opera House
The brilliant little opera "Pauline''
or an. Eventful Day, in two acts by
Charles Gabriel will be given in the
opera house Friday evening, April 2,
at 8.30 -by Mrs. R. Z. Thomas' choral
class, Mrs. E. E. Williamson accomn
panist. The opera promises to be one
of the most interesting musical treats
of the season. The caste of characters
and choruses,econsisting solely of home
talent are supported by eighty voices
in all. . Tickets 50, 35, and 25 cents are
on sale at Newberry Hardware Co.
Following is the caste of charac
Pauline, daughter of Cassady
Miss Rook Simmons.
Cullie, serving maid-Miss Mabel
Chickie, a spinster sister of Cassa
dy-Miss Etta Shelley.
Naine, a village belle-Miss Marie
Kioni,. fortune teller-Miss Ade
Lessees and Managers.
Tuesday, April 6th.
The Only Real Rival
Santa Claus Ever Had
R. F. OUTCAULT'S
WITH LOVABLE LITTLE
Fifth Triumphal Tour. Tick
ling Thousands Forty Favor
ite Funmakers, Mostly Merry
(Dogs, Please Take Notice)
"Tige" Is There Too.
Let's Go! What Do You Say?
PRICES: 50, 75, $i.oo and $r.5o
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Saturday, April 3d
Phillips Brothers' Grand Pro
duction of the Metropoli
30 PEOPLE 30
All Special Scenery. Select
Vaudeville., Free Band
Concert at Noon. and
7 p. m. Oy the
FAMOUS COW BOY BAND.
ADMISSION-Adults - - 35c.
A Tone Pieture Evening Bells-1st
sop.-Miss Adeline Johnstone; 2nd
sop.-Misses Rosalie Wh-eeler, Flor
ence Bowman; Alto-Miss .Martha
Haber, a New York Journalist-Mr
Alan Johnstone, Jr.
Shady, Fabers colored valet--Mr.
Cassady, Landlord of Dalles Inn
Chilkoot Ike, an eccentric charae
Ruben, a farmer boy-Mr. Marion
T:be Village Physician-Mr. Derrill
Uncle Joe, a one time slave-Mr.
Three insurrection tramps-Sorrow
-Frank Williamson: Borrow-James
Smith; Morrow-J. N. Martin.
Choruses-Pienicers, serving maids,
PROPOSALS FOR SoHOOL SITEs
All persons desiring to offer sites
for the proposed new school build
igs and grounds of Newberry School
District will please file their propos
als, including a ninety da.y option on
the property offered, with the under
signed on or before noon Thursday,
April 8, 1909. The right is reserved
to reject any and all bids.
J. M. Davis,
INCOME TAX RETURNS.
A.l persons liable to an income tax
are hereby notified that the time for
making returns of such incomes has
been extended to May 1. After that
date -the penalty of fifty per cent.
must attach upon all who hav~e then
failed or refused to make such re
U.nder instructions from t.he comp
troller general, who is required under
the statute laws of this .State to trans
mit instructions as to the provisions
of the tax laws, I am directed "In
case any person refuses or fails to
file or swear to said returns to pro
ceed to assess the amount of their
income upon information and belief
and add thereto a penalty of fifty per
cent., and charge the aggregate upon
the tax d.upicte.'' Blanks for mak
in these returns may be had upon
application and those liable to this
tax will please secure blanks and
make returns before May 1.
Eug. S. Werts,
We Extend An Earne, Invitation
To Everybody to come to see
our display of handsome..
New and choice creations for Men, Women, Boys,
Misses and Children, that we arz now showing for the
first time this season.
and Best Shoes
we have ever
shown . -
Cole's Universal Guano Distributor
MORE of this style of Distributor are sold than all others corn
Sbined. We dall special attention to the many points of su
periority found ,in the Cole Distributor. The WHE EL and
HOPPER are strongly made and well braced The WHEEL is
made of seasoned timber, two-ply cross grained, cement nailed
and held firmly by two flanges and three bolts. The FEED
KNIVES have our peculiar pattern and arrangement for,;the best
results. The OFF-CUT is of igiproved design and is controlled
by a lever in easy reach of the operator. This LEVER is in rear
of Hopper and protected by the handles. The GAUGE is posi
tive, accurate and easy to set. The whole machine is a splendid
example of accurate and intelligent workmanship
SUMMER BROTHERS COMPANY
A number of gentlemen, residing in Newberry County, and desirous of
improving the stock of Neworr Cet aty, have formed themnsenvs in'., a
company, known as The Carolin~a Stock Breeders Association. The As.so
ciation are offering the semviee of tL.eir .richly colored. stada ni-bred horse
at $25.00, to insure a ed The pedierree of this horse is as follows:
CERTIFICAT E No. 65,123
THE TROTTING STANDARD.
AMERICAN TROTTING REGISTER.
OFFICIA L CERTIFICA TE.
This is to certify that Prince Cecilian, 41558, has been duly registered.
as standard under Rule 1, in Vol:1me XVII, of The American Trotting Re
giter, and the pedigree can there be traced in the following form:
41558: Prince Cecilian, (1) brh foaled 1903; by Cecilian Chief, 33698,
dam Condula, by Princeps, 536; grandam Miss Fanny, by Hamlet,
160, etc.( See Condula, Vol. V.) Bred by J. G. Cecil. Danville, Ky.
( Cecilian, 11.907
Cecilian Chief, 33,698
(Lady Norvetta, 2:I3~'
Condula ....... ....Prces53
J Miss Fanny
Given under my hand and seal at Chicago, Ill. this 29th day of March,
A. D., 1906.
(Signed) Frank E. Best, Registrar.
This horse will be found at the feed and livery stable of Mr. B. T. Bishop,
who has full chairge and management. This is such a ra.re opportunity to
obtain tlbe services of a highly bred animal at such a reasonable price
'that it is deemed unnecessary to say more than to invite those wishing to
,ais olt to an inspection of this animal.