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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, April 27, 1909.
With wheat at an almost prohibi
tive figure and pellagra threatenin,,
us if we eat corn bread what is a poor
mortal to do ?-Greenville News.
Have his corn meal ground on a
'water mill, from home raised corn.
In commenting on the prediction
of . the Times and D3mocrat that
should Senator Tillman be out of the
Senatorial race next time, that Mayor
Rhett would be a formidable candi
date, the Augusta Chronicle says:
"Hon. A. F lever, of Lexington, will
beat him and will be senator Till
man's successor. Just put this in your
pipe and smoke it, Brother Sims."
That would suit us all right.-Orange
burg Times and Demoerat.
That would suit us alright, too.
If Governor Ansel's administra
tion should not be remembered for
anything else, it will always be a
source of gratification to the -law
abiding people of the state that he
used the pardoning power with wis
dom and discretion. We are not an
advocate and never have signed a pe
tition for executive clemency, but we
think the governor was exactly right
in pardoning Tiner, of Spartanburg.
Why for pardoning Tiner? We
ask for information. As we under
stand the case Tiner was president
of the -aw and order league; killed a
man; was tried by a jury and con
victed of manslaughter and given two
yeas in the penitentiary. Why should
he be more entitled to executive clem
ney than any other man in like cir
The Civic League? We have heard
of such an organization, but have
failed to notice the results of its la
bors. The court house square is plead
ing for improvement, and just a few
dollars and a little energy will ac
complish the task. Why not get busy ?
What is the use of wasting time?
! We dare say it is not the fault of
the organization, but lack of support
on the part of the people who ought
to give eneouragement and support to
the organization. Why should not ev
eryone be interested in keeping the
premises clean? Why should it be
necessary .to make people do those.
things which are for their own good?
Yet it is true and then they some
times, get mad. Civic leagues comn
posed principally of our women in the
various towns and cities are dong a*
great work, not only' for the beauty
of the city and town, but as con
servators of t'he health of the com
mnunity. These leagues should be
aided and encouraged.
We have a live one in -Newberry
that is not being encouraged and aid
ed as it should, but it is doing a good
and 'great work and it will not be long
hefore everybody can see results.
It is proposed to hold a world's
fair in Boston in honor of the three
hundredth anniversary of the landing
of the Pilgrims and the founding of
New England in 1920.
They are starting in time and
should be ready to open on time.
The News and Courier is calling
upon t'he State authorities to produce
the contract which they made with
'the Atlanta attorneys who were em
ployed in the dispensary litigation.
It seems to us that in justice to
themselves the State authorities
would be anxious to take the public
into their confidence as suggested by
the News and Courier. The people
have a right to know. We do not be
lieve the Atlanta lawyers received
the fees stated by the At.lanta papers,
but no harm can come from stating
the facts and the State authorities
should do it without being requested
to do so.
We understand that Mr. Felder is
an attorney for the liquor men in At
lanta. so his work was for the money
be could make and not for glory or
as a prohibitionist or for political
preferment. Of course nobody in this
State is doing any of those things
or has done any of them.
We have andretood Mr. Felder
wsw1rking a comrtisSion basis
a per cent of the claims lie kept the
State from paying. But we don't
We have made no comment on the
Clemson muddle because we do not
know anything of conditions up there,
and further, anything we would say
would have no influence one way or
Some of the papers are saying Pres
ident Mell should resign. That seems
to us to be unfair to Dr. Mell. He may
be at fault, but it is due him that he
should be heard before any such de
mand is made.
No doubt the trustees are familiar
with the facts and they are the ones
who are to say as they are in charge
and as a majority hold for life the
State cannot touch them if they fail
in their duty.
We do think, however, that ik
board should investigate the charges
made by Capt. Minus and give the
people of the State the result of their
investigation. There must be some
thing wrong at the college. The trus
tees and everybody connected with
the college compliments the good
work done by Capt. Minus and it has
been spoken of highly. The criticisms
he is now making cannot change the
record he has mad-e. The State, in
directly, in contributing a large sum
to the support of the institution, and
is entitled to know something about the
management, and the record made by
him during his stay at the college en
titles his criticisms to some consider
It is unfortunate that -there should
be so much trouble at Clemson. We
believe -that if there were not the life
tenure in the board the institution
would be in better condition. The col
lege has done a good work and there
is fine opportunity for even better
work. The college should be a State
institution or the State should not
contribute to its support. We do not
have these .troubles 'at the other State
institutions and would not have them
at Clemson if it were ~really under
State control and the life tenre were
Anyhow the .trustees owe it to the
people of the State to have a thor
ough investigation made and to take
the people just a little bit into their
We thave received the first issue of
the Hampton County News, a new
paper started and published at Brun
son in Hampton county.
T'he grand jury has presented a cit
izen for having committed perjury,
which means telling a lie and swear
ing to it. Fortunately the first part
of the offense alone is not indictable.
If it were, .the grand jury would have
to remain in continuous session all
the year round attending to violations
reported by the bill collectors.-Spar
What is said 'to .the bill collector is
not to be taken seriously.
The ordinance against leaving ye
"hieles standing on church street be
tween the postoffice and Broad street
shou-ld be extended to include the en
tire business district. The streets
shou-ld be kept open for traffic at all
times. No person should be allowed to
make private or exclusive use of the
streets, as it is done when vehaicles
and animals or automobiles are left
standing in them.-Spartanburg Jour
Our people here, or some of them,
at least, think the main purpose of
the streets is for hite;hing. T'hey want
to see 'wood wagons, hacks, drays, au
tomobiles, buggies and empty wagons
all standing in the streets an'd on the
square. They 'have an id'ea that it
Some days ago the Daily Mail had
some reference to an editorial note
which appeared in The Herald and
News and in some way we have mis
placed thlat copy of the Daily Mail,
but we desire to assure our contem
porary, if we remember correctly its
criticism, that there was no intention
on our part to be discourteous or to
say anything unkind either directly
or indirectly about 'anyone, and if
what we said was so misconstrued we
'e nwto apologize. n
- uregZl . howvever,.ota ad
mmeC postoffice bidnwhc,as we
remember the Daily Mail stated had
been secured for Newberry. we arc
very thankful for; and we hope that
within the next five vea.rs, at least,
the government will be able to decide
upon the location for the building,
and thet within five years more the
contret may be awarded.
* THE IDLER.
City ouncil is going to fix up a
wagon yard on the city's property in
rear of the opera house and then a
nice little park can be made out of
the lower public square and have
plenty of roadway there and some
hitching places, too.
Then I hear city council is also
going to arrange to extend the little
park in rear of the old court house
so as to come up on either side and
just a little way in front so that
hitching to the building will be dis
continued. When these things are
done the people will wonder why they
were not done long ago.
I found the following ia the Au
gusta Chronicle the other day:
"Between high-priced flour and the
danger of having pellagra from eat
ing corn-bread the average man is
getting into a hard row of stumps."
Now, friend, if you'll just get wa
ter ground meal and especially water
ground on a pair of Cloud's Creek
mill stones you'll never hear of pella
gra. But this meal must be from
home raised corn. To make water
ground meal the best it must be
ground from home raised corn. You
try this and I guarantee you won't
have any pellagra.
I forgot to ask the editor to send
Mr. Childs and Mr. Williams a
marked copy of the Herald and News
containing my reference to the con
veniences at the Union depot and I
am satisfied -that they have not seen
the paper or they would have acted
on my suggestions long ago. In fact,
I have often heard Mr. Childs say
that the newspapers knew more about
nning his road than he did and I
m satisfied any suggestion from The
dler would have received his most
arnest and prayerful consideration.
othing has yet been done and as
smmer time is coming it is very im
ortant. Please send these gentlemen
By the way, how about that little
lower garden we were to have at the
nion depot. A 'little beautifying
now and then is helpful as well as
leasant to 'the eye.
I wonder if the editor has seen the
rural editor's spring poem, I think it
would be nice to print it. Here it is:
'his is the season for planting seed
And it's also then printer's time of
ow radish seed, and lettuce, too,
And pay the printer whatever is due.
ro build yourself an onion bed,
And remember the printer must be
Sow several rows of early peas,
And pay for last year's paper, please.
Dig up 'the earth 'round each straw
And if you want your paper just
drop a line,
Plant some potatoes to put in the
And remember the printer is short of
Fix up a 'hill of beans,
And with the editor divide your
Of watermelons you'll need a pateh,
The editor's pants needs one to
Pay up your subscription,
Then> plant your corn,
And you'll raise a big crop,
As sure as you're born.
The Park and Tree Commission of
Augusta, Ga., are considering the
proposition of planting dogwood and
wisteria among the shade trees of the
city. The shade trees of Augusta are
beautiful. Those who have seen Green
street in Augusta will agree with me
that no city anywhere can produce a
prettier street. When one sees these
beautiful streets one cannot help but
wonder why The people of Newberry
will not ooopra'te in making some
pretty etreets here.
A Methodist preacher i itlanta
is quoted as saying, "Georgia could
not do a better thing than send her
leislature on a trip around the world
before they pass a single law.'' His
idea is a good one. It is so easy to get
contracted and narrow and selfeh by
taying in one place. Travel, going
bout and seeing what other people
not the wiile siow and that there
are other people and other places. In
fact, you are in a position to be more
liberal and to take a broader view of
affairs and of men. I believe if we
could send some of our people on
even a shorter trip than around the
world it might do good. But don't
misunderstand me, I believe we have
the best people in .the world right
here in Newberry.
Dr. Lee's text was in t1he 9th verse
of the 16th chapter of Second Chron
icles. Look it up and read it.
I want to say a word to Inquirer.
While there was .nothing in the law
or the act or the order of eleCtion to
that effect yet the appeal to the peo
that effet yet the appeal tothe people
in behalf of and in justification of
the $40,000 was the need and the wis
dom of erecting two buildings in two
different sections of .t-he city--one for
the lower grades and a high school
building separate. There was nothing
Legally binding but that was the prop
)sition as it was presented to the
people. I believe the bonds would
[iave been voted any way and that
proposition probably had little to do
with it, but that was the reason as
;igned for the $40,000 and the argu
nent on the other side was that one
uilding would do and that could be
ad with $30,000. I am not speaidng
for the board, but in answer to In
juirer. I should think that the board
wvould feel at least morally pledged ]
;o the two building idea. Don't you
hink so, Inquirer?
Seems to me I heard somewhere
omething about amending the trash
>rdinance and that the Civic Asso
iation and the board of health had
igreed upon an amendment and that
:he mayor was there, too, and that he
igreed to it and that the city attor
iey wrote out the ordinance as
greed upon and submitted it to coun
il with all this endorsemrent. And
ben council concluded that what
:hese other people submitted was just
i copy out of the ordinance book and
;ht it would cost .too much to print
.t. Well, anyhow -it wasn't passed.
rhat is a nice compliment to the Civic
A.ssociation, the board of 'health and
;he city attorney and the mayor, that
hev 'would solemnly go -to work' and
~cpy an ordinance tha': was already
f force and ask council to re--enact
t word for word and pay these news
papers $150 to print it. My, I didn'"t
now the newspapers charged sueh
arices. No wonder they are getting so
MAY FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR.
o Be Held in This City the 5th, 6th
and 7th of May, Under the Aus-.
pices of the W. C. T. V.
The following is a list of the comn
nittees that will serve at the "May
'estival and Bazaar.'' These commit
ees will please meef, at the residence
>f Mrs. Mary Wright, Thursday af
:ernoon at 4:30 o'clock.
Fancy Work:-Mrs. W. W. Horns
by, Mrs. Clarenee T. Summer, Miss
Belle Epting, Miss Daisy Cannon,
N[iss Dessie Shackleford.
Larkin Booth:-Mrs. C. H. Can
aon, Miss Blanche Davidson, Mrs. J.
Candy Booth :-Loyal Temperance
Legion, Mrs. E. E. Williamson, chair
Cake and Pie Booth :-Mrs. G.
Whit Connor, Miss Lois Fant, Miss
Edith Henderson, Mrs. Agnes Schum
Vegetable, Fruit axil Flower
Booth :-Mrs. E. A. Ward, Miss Eu
genia Epps, Miss Fannie Ramage.
Temperance Booth:-Miss Lurline
Evans, Miss Eva Gary, Mrs. J. W.
Apron and Bonnet Booth :-Mrs.
Burr Martin, Mrs. P. C. Gilliard, Mrs.
Dora Williams, Mrs. Frank Spear
Country Store:-Miss Minnie Todd,
Mrs. A. J. Bowers, Mrs. T. W.
Smith, Mrs. Adelaide B. Harmon.
Counittee on Floats and Decora
tions:-Mrs. E. M. Evans, Mrs. R. D.
Smith, Mrs. W. H. Hunt, Mrs. Ed
ward Fulenwider, Mrs. W. G. Hous
Prize Committee:-Mrs. F. N. Mar
tin, Mrs. J. W. White, Mrs. E. E.
Williamson, Mrs. M. A. Carlisle.
Table Committee :-Mrs. 0O'Neall
Holloway, Mrs. J. H. Summer, Mrs.
Geo. T. Epps, Miss Gena Bradburn,
Miss Mamie Salter, Mrs. J. R. Eison.
Cake Table:--Mrs. W. G. Houseal,
Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. T. C. Cannon.
Meat and Salad Table :-Mrs. Mary
Wright, Mrs. Corrie Greneker, Mrs.
Eidson, Mrs. C. Bradburn.
Macaroni a.nd Rice Table :-Mrs.
Mary Halfaere. Mrs. H. S. Boozer.
Mrs. W. A. Hill, Mrs. W. W. Crom?r.
Coffee:-Mrs. Colin M. Cook. Mrs.
F. C. Williamson. Mrs. A. V. Hol
Ice Cream and Strawberries :
Mrs. - Reeca vasinger. Mrs. Etta
using it has
sweet,and perfect wh
guard against the cheap
the greatest menacers to
ROYAL IS THE O1%
MADE FROM ROYAL GE
Blease, Mrs. Win. F. Ewart, Mrs. J.
Soliciting Committee:-Ward one,
nd Helena, Mrs. W. A. MeSwain
nd Mrs. P. C. Gilliard; Ward two,
&rs. J. W. White; Ward three, Mrs.
Vm. F. Ewart; Ward four, Mrs. J.
The program will include the fol
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on the markE
pound. If yc
you a nice pa
No, the Cole PLi
valued it at'various
to $200.00 per year
compared with its v
The testimony of
convince you, or it r
thousands of farme
Planters agree in
Planters save them
and earn more thar
doubt ho longer.
Don't listen to far
have not thorough)
A man can not testi
has not tried.'- We
Planter and guaran
or refund you your
We have been se
for years, why is it
using them? It is ti
into the matter, anc
receive further infoi
Ius a card or a short
Thousands of millions
>f cans of Royal Baking
3owder have been used
a making bread, biscuit
ad cake in this country,
md every housekeeper
rested in perfect confi
her food would be light,
p alum powders which are
health of the present day.
Y BAENG POWDER
APE CREAM OF TARTAR
On Wednesday, May 5th, A grand
On Thursday, May 6th, A baby
On Friday, May 7th, A medal con
The W. C. T. U. asks the coopera
tion of the entire city in this festival
eand bazaar for the cause of Temper
0t for 25c. per
u are looking
,I can give
tper at 10O. lb.
nter does not cost
ds of farmers have
figures from $25 00
. It costs very littleJ
one good man mightj
night not, but when
rs who use the Cole
aying that the Cole
more time and labor
a:-y other, you can
mers or dealers who
~tried Cole Planters.
(fy about a thing he
will sell you a Cole.
tee you satisfaction
3liing Cole Planters
that you are still not
me you were looking
if you would like to
rmation please write
letter at once.