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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, April 16, 1909.
FOR BETTER PASSENGER SER
Last summer and the summer be
fore The Greenville News strongly
advocated an improvement of the
passenger service over the lines of
the C. & W. C., C. N. & L. and the
Atlantic Coast Line between this
city and Charleston. We felt then,
and feel now, that the amount of
through traffic over this line is suf
ficient to warrant an improvement in
The companies interested, if they
have the comfort of the public at
heart, should put on a chair car ser
vice between Greenville and the
seacoast. The demand for this in
the summer season is most pro
nounced. Not only is the public en
titled to greater consideration, but
we believe that a chair car service
would pay the railroad.
The News is agitating the move
ment -early and hopes that the local
commercial organizations as well as
the trade bodies at every point be
tween Greenville and Charleston will
take this matter up and see if any
thing can be done in the way of im
proving the service which at present
is so far short of being satisfactory.
We are glad to see that the Green
ville News has taken up this matter..
There is no doubt that the passen
ger travel on the C. & W. C., the C.
N. and L., and the A. C. L. between
Greenvill-e and Charleston is isuffi
cient to warrant better accommoda
We hope the patrons of the road
all along the line will take this matter
up and through their organized bodies
make a strong presentation of it to
the railroad authorities.
It is a very long, tedious, and
tiresome jouriey from Greenville to
Charleston, and a parlor car attach
ed to the regular train would add
very much to the comfort of the pas
senger wvho has this journey to
make. Especially, as the News says,
the demand in the summer season is
urgent for such accommodation.
This is a matter which might en
gage the attention of the railroad com
mittee of the Newberry chamber of
commerce, and it seems to us that the
Columbia people as well as those of
other communities along t'he line
ought to urge this additional accomo
We suggested only the other day
that the Southern resume its chair
car service between Columbia and
Greenville on the C. -and G. division.
An accommodation car we suggest
ed for the Southern would be a grea-t
accommodation to passengers on the
Coast Line as the train leaves Green
.ville about twelve, too early for din
izer, and . does not reach Charleston
until after nine o'clock.
The train from' Charleston to .
Greenville leaves Charleston about
eight o'clock and does not reach
-Greenville until about three in the
KING ROAD DRAG.
The Carrier and Patron has a very
timely editorial in a recent issue on
co-operation in communities.
It speaks of the "co-operative ru
ral telephone lines, creameries, ware-,
houses, ginnies, and similar insti
tutions where farmers have banded
together to accomplish ends impossibl
to individual effort."
In som-e communities cooperative
stores are important factors and save
money1C to th05e wIlo sul)iort threm
The- editorial says: "The co-opera
tive idea is only a develpment of the
:neighborly spirit which exists to a
large degree in every farm commun
ity. If our people would only act up
on the suggestions made to them by
progressive spirits and a's neighbors
undertake to improve conditions about
them a vast cehange would soon b-e
seen all over the land. Down at the
bedrock of our rural troubles lies bad
roads, w'hich increase the cost of
rea'mortation on evervthing carried
from farm to market and in the op
posite direction. Neighborliness could
lng ago have put good roads in place
of bad evervwiere if sOlle progre.
_;ive sQUlId oi caci road had lindued
The editorial is very true when it
says that the "bedrock of our rural
troubles" is to be found in bad roads.
The point which is intended to be
made is to call attention to the use
of what is known as the King Road
Drag, a very simple device which may
be made at home at a nominal cost.
These drags could be used to very
great advantage and with good re
sults and at very small cost in every
community if the proper spirit of co-!
operation and neighborly help pre
vailed in that community. They have
been used -quite extensively over the
middle West and in sections of the
The Carrier and Patron in speak
ing of the use of this device in other
sections enunciates tthe truth which
probably many of our Southern peo
ple will not admit in this sentence:
"It is so simple that Southern peo
ple have been slow to adopt it. Our
people have expensive tastes and pre
- to give more money for a .less
We believe that this is true to a
great extent of the Southern people.
If it were something that was high
priced and complicated and did not
produce as good results our people
would more readily taken on to it.
We would like to see communities
in this county form a road drag club
and try the experiment on some of
Mr. T. E. Wicker in several articles
in The Herald and News sometime
ago explained how to build one of
these drags, and how it should be op
erated, and while we are waiting to
issue bonds for the building of per
manent roads or on the chain gang
to do road work, we might try the ex
periment of the King Road Drag.
The c-'t of :.e exp,tritrent -ould ba
-erv sm.i l and we believe the be:ic
fits woId c. 0, .:eat .A C. pJ)ple
would wonder why they ,had neglect
ed so 'simple a mna'.ter and vet ;o
useful so long.
To Conclude in the language of the
Carrier and Patron "be neighb'rly
in something that will really pay in
money, pleasure, and convenience,''
and give the road drag a trial.
W. C. T. U. BAZAAE.,
Will Be Held in Newberry May 5-7
-List of Those Who Have Made
As announced in 'he Herald and
New's several weeks ago it is the pur
pose of the members of the W. C. T.
U., of this place, to hold a bazaar in
Newberry on May 5, 6 and 7th. This
bazaar is to be hield in order to real
ize funds to carry on the good work
which the m'embers of the local chap
ter 'here have undertaken, and the na
ture of this work is very worthy, and
those who are so earnestly engaged
in it deserve the thelp and co-opera
tion of not only all of the merchants
in the city, but of each and every
The following is a list of the mer
chants who have contributed to the
May Festival and Bazaar.
Hill & Sligh; C. J. McWhirter;
C. L. Havird; T. J. Davenport; E.
M. Evans; T. 'N. Parks; J. C. Sample;
Mayes Drug Stre; L M -Player Boozer
Bros.; Livingston & Lonniek; Shelly
& Summer; Gilder & Weeks; Somi
berg Bakery; Coca Cola BottlingI
Co.; S. B. Jones; W. H. Anderson
Ten Cent Co.; Fellers & Morgan; Dr.I
W. E. Pel'ham: W. 0. Miller; C. &
G. S. Mower C.'; Pitts & Grizzard;
Copeland Bros.; Ewart Perry Co.;
Caldwell & Haltiwanger; Summer
Bros.; H. H. Rikard; Win. John
son; Newberry Hardware Co.; 'Dr.
Van Smith: Mr. Jesse Burns; Mr.
Letters Remaining in Postoffice at
Newberry, S. C., for Week End
ing April 10th, 1909.
Mrs. Asstel; Mrs. W. B. Barr; Mrs.
Thos. Baity; Mrs. Henrietta Brown;
Betsir Blufo'rd; Mr. Mannie Crom.er;
N. B. Cotton Mill! Miss Loty Den
nis;; Mr. Riny Geld an; Mr. Welter
Golden; Mr. Robt Kelley; Mr. Golden
Legge; Miss Onie Mack; Mrs Sallie
MCrackin: H. C. Pugh; Mr. Frank
Ray: Mr. Simon Reford: Mr. Alonizo
Rowe; Mr. W. D. Rutherford. No. 5:
Ms. Ammelisher Savish; Rev. Larrie
Smith: Nannie Turner; Mr. H. B.
All persons calling for these let
ter wil plea eay that they were
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Tlie way my notes in the last pa
Ier were mixed makes mne feel like
saying something that I ought not
to print but I guess it is best not to
say it, so I will not. The editor says
he has troubles enough already and
as his entire force, or nearly so, has
been and is on the sick list, I will
let it pass this time.
I was talking to a merchant down
the street the other day and he says
lie is willing to vote bonds for schools
and sewerage, but he .certainly would
vote against any proposition to move
the wagon yard form the public
square. He wants the wagons and the
drivers and the owners to assemble
as they always have on the public
square so that he can go out and buy
chickens and eggs and geese and in
vite the drivers into his store to trade.
No, sir, lie thinks it will ruin trade
to put a park in the public square
or in any way to attempt to beautify
it. Trade is what the wants. Make
money. Build your parks in the
suburbs, do anytIhing, but don't men
tion moving the wagon yard.
Well, I suppose there are some
people who really believe that hav
ing a wagon yard right in front of
their doors* will give them trade. I
think it is alright and that business
would be just as -good and better if
there were no public square and no
wagons permitted on the square, since
we 'have one. But every man is en
titled to his own opinion.
I noticed the other day over the
windows of one of the upstairs Main
street offices a new kind of awning.
Have you seen it? If not it is worth
looking at. It has a beautiful kind
of rare fringe or laee of some sort
but it does not do much good in keep
ing the sun out. I have no doubt
patent has been applied for.
They say that the people are sign
ing the petition right along asking
for an election to extend the sewer
age. It is rigiht. The election will
be ordered soon and the vote should
be unanimous. It is a necessity.
The board of trustees of the grad
ed school have a pretty hard propo
sition before thiem in the matter of
selecting a sua' s!, site for the loca
tion of the new se!hool building.
Every site offered, I suppose, is con
sidered by t.h*se offering it as tL e
most desiri. se andr mxost suitab:e a a
the most reas)rb'he in p)rice. T're
ought to be plenty of room for p.ay
ground. If I had any property. I
would prefer not having the school
located too close to it. If some of
the sites offered are accepted there
will not be much money left to put
up buildings, and to repair~ build
Have you ever been over to the
union depot about train time when
there were a good many persons buy
ing tickets. The agent must have to
travel several miles each day betweeg
t!he two windows, the one for the col
ored waiting room and the one for
the white waiting room. I -suppose
Mr. Childs and Mr. Williams think
the agent needs exercise or they would
arrange the office a little more con
veniently. They should remember,
though, that it is a great loss of time
in racing from one window to the
other. TI have seen ~a good many tick
et offices but I .do not remember ever
to have seen one any more incon
I suppose t'hey do not care to go to
any more expense, though this would
be small, because they have- under
consideration the proposition to put
up a pressed brick modern depot in
Cadwell street apart from the freight
station. That is what ought to be
Mr. Supervisor Feagle, and Mr. Dr.
Wyehe, Mr. President Chamber of
Commerce, what has become of that
one mile sample road you were- go
ing to build under the direction of
that government expert? Please tell
the public something about it.
Speaking about roads, I have not
heard of the bond issue for some
time. Mr. President Sligh, when are
you going to begin your campaign of
education? I have heard that Jolly
Street is opposed to the bonds. I
would like to hear from some of the
voters .down tihere before I decide
what I must do. I only stroll around
on toot and any sort of road will
I would like to see the suipervisor
take otY abiout a month and build a
goodl elay and sand iroadl between
Newberry and Prosperity. He could
do t'his with the chain gang in a few
weeks and then we could instal a
ti ll1 a tl 111 Jilble f 1 . t Ie prese . 1.
The tril> with a good road could be
liie ea14ily everY twelty minutes.
Suppose you build this road, Mr.
Supervisor. as soon as you finish the
work on the new court house grounds.
Cotton :has gone to ten cents. A
good time to plant more corn and
I have been asked to state what are
the necessary qualifications to be
come a member of the Sons of Veter
ans or the Daughters of the Confed
eracy. I will refer this question to
Adjutant 0. L. Schumpert or to Col.
D. A. Dickert, to Mr. W. G. Peter
son or to any other real live Confed
The editor of The Herald and
News has handed The Idler the fol
lowing very pertinent, timely, and
important list of questions from In
Mr. Editor:-May an Inq6er ask
a few questions of The Idlell He or
s)he seems to be pretty well Liformed;
and maybe can give us some light on
matters otherwise dark.'
Now, Mr. Idler, have you noticed
in the papers ;how the a.i-,horities in
towns planning new school building~s
have been on tours of inspection to
towns having new building) Even
tho' Columbia ;has the beautifully
*equipped Taylor street building, do
you see that, in case other eilc: might
have somethi:ig better, the silperin
tendent, Mr. Dreher, has b -sn on two
trips of inspection? ALo do ycu see
that a party of Georgia school men
hiave been to Columbia to see the
equipment and plan of the Taylor
street buildi,,.;? Also th::t Sn1-t.
Tate of Charleston with some of his
official board 1aving in view a1- er
building for Charleston, will in a few
days start in . tour of.- in-pection?
And so it goes, but Mr. Idler, have
you heard ol gn y of t-he sheol o'i
cials in this tommunitY do. an.y
thing of this kind? If yo,i have, Et
the people wa3 tave to pay the-e in
creased taxe:, l-now abouL i: won't
you? In any of these places men
tioned have you heard anything of
using people's money to try to,eon
vert some old building into a modern
Another matter, have you seen in
any list of advertisements for teach
ers anything said about a drawing
teacher, a music teachei- (singing), a
domestic science teacher, a teacher
of manual training, etc.? Or even
for a teaeher who would com
bine some of these branches? But,
Mr. Idler, you know, don 't you, that
among all thoroughly up-to-date
school men, these days, the undisput
ed opinion is that to -make an all
round man or woman, children must
be taught a good many things besides
a few text bo.oks? And it does seem
that out of $40,000 additional funds
provision might be made for some few
of these things. iDoesn 't it seem so
I have asked these questions of
other people and !have 'had them put
to me; but as the public generally
seems to be in the dark, maybe a
close' observer like yourself, and one
given to finding out things may help
May I come again?
Now, Dear Inquirer, I am de-lighted
that you have asked these questions
and I will pass them on to the school
Of coarse, before our $40,000 are
spent, or any lot .is selected, the
architect should be chosen and other
school systems should be examined
and we 'should get the advantage of
such experience. The purchase of
the lot is very important. The best
interest of t:he school is the only
thing to consider. A competent ar
chitect could be of great assistance
to the board even in this matter.
We don 't need any old building. We
have put up suffieient money to get
an up-to-date and modern school
But, Dear Inquirer, you should re
alize that the school authorities are
up against the real thing and what
ever they do somebody is going to
say they should have done the oth er
thing. Give t'hem good advice and as
you suggest they should send some
one competent to judge to other
r>laces and see what has been done
and then improve upon even the lat
'est. The Idler.
ANUAL MEETING STOCK.HOLD
The annual meeting of t'he stock
h'oldes of The Newberry Cotton
Mills will be held in the rooms of
The Chamber of Commerce at New
berry, S. C., Wednesday, May 5th,
1909 at eleren o'clock.
Geo. S. Mower, Sec.
4-16-09 3t 1taw.
adverised C. J. Purcell, P. M.
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this bank you have a
Our assistance will
of 4 per cent.
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B.
Presider' t. Vice
OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I wil]
ake a final settlement of the estate!
f William C. Tyree, deceased, on
ay 17, 1909, in the Probate CourtI
I or Newberry County, S. C., and will
mmediately thereafter apply to said
ourt fo~r a final diseharge as Admin
istrator of the personal estate of said
J. P. Tyree,
Admr. &c., of Win. C. Tyree, deed.
April 14th, 1909.
Do all in the name of the Lord Je
.S, from their most health
roperties, give ROYAL its
and principal ingredient
e Royal Baking Powder.
Dd is required no other
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MAYER. J. Y. McFALL,
The partnership heretofore ex
~sting between A. WV Jones and
J. F. Gleason, under the firm name
of Jones & Gleason, has this day
been dissolved by mutual consent.
The said 3. F. Gleason has pur
chased the partnership property
and will conduct the business in his
name, and all persons indebted to
Jones & Gleason are hereby noti
fied and requested to pay same to
. F. Gleason.
J. F. GLEASON.
A. W. JONES.
Newberry, S. C., April 12, 1909.