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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
;ierry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
To-sday. May 18, 1909.
Ed. H. DeCamp of the Gaffney
Ledger is spending some time ai Hot
Springs, North Carolina, drinking hot
-water and taking hot baths. We hope
that he is entirely mistaken about be
ing sick and if he can make those
mountain trips of which he writes, on
foot, he must not be very ill, but he
must think so if he is drinking hot
.water. We all sincerely hope he may
be entirely restored and be in excel
lent shape by t'he Press Association
meeting in Greenville July 6-9.
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THE IDLER. *
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I wonder if Mayor Langford saw
the point. I want his council to see
the point too. Newberry ought to
get busy in 'the good old summer
time and open that wagon yard away
from the public square. Now is,the
Did you see how those dust germs
from the paved streets were wafted
into the adjoining stores and into the
-nostrils of the passerby on Saturday
evening as the street was being swept.
The cloud of dust was beautiful to
behold but if there are germs any
where I should say they would be
found on this street. Hwv would it
do to oil the street or why. not sprin
ILe before sweeping.
Did you ever hear tell of so many
investigations. Now over here in
Georgia they say it is necessary to
investigate the management of the
insane asylum -at Milledgeville and it
is probable that Gov. Smith will op
pont a committee.
Sometimes the committeemen get
in. the .lime-light and get good politi-1
'cal positions by virtue of the adver
tising they get. I hbave 'heard of it
being the case. South Carolina 'has
'had her share of the investigating
business and the end does not seem to
be yet, and I have not seen where
South Carolina has got much benefit
from it all. Maybe I can't see much.
A gentleman in Baltimore has had
a monument erected to Adam, the
first man. He expects to have only
men at the unveiling. Adam scarcely
needs a marble shaft to commemorate
his services to the human race. With
out 'him wvhere would we have been.
Did you ever see one of the pulpits
that were built up in the second story
of the church with a sounding bell
over them. They used to have them
'at the country chu'rehes. Well, I
think they will have to bring them
back into use. even in the city church
es. I go to church sometimes, not
as often as I should and' when I do
go I like to look at the preacher, but
even with the raised seats when you
get one of the modern bonnets right
in your line of vision you just as well
'have a brick wall between you and
the preacher. There is no use talk
ing about removing them for there
would be nowhere to put them and the
only remedy I see is to go back to the
second story pulpit and then we can
see the preacher, and he can see us.
I saw a pretty young girl get on
a train recently with a band box with
one of these modern hates and she had
to turn the box edgewise to get it
through the door. But bless your life,
I would not say or do anything that
was not pleasing to the dear women
and girls, but I know they will be de
lighted when the millinery fashion
comes back to a sane and sensible and
I do not know Dr. Smith. the health
officer, of Greenville. but I read part
of his letter to Dr. Williams. State
health officer, and I agree with him
fully. when speaking or the condemn
ed meat at Greenville. that "it would
be a disgrace to the city and State if
we cannot prevent this meat being us
ed for food purposes.'' And yet noth
ing had been done for a week or more.
I wonder why Swift & Co. would de
si-re to put damaged meat off on the
people. The last I read in the papers
about this damaged meat was that
the.' vanted to ship it,'to soap factor
ies. The best thling to do is to ere
mate it right there in Greenville. No
we'5 to waiut on anything. Burn it
that 's the word. It should not he
made into soap. It is a pity to lose
so much meat when meat comes so
aigh bat wat is a few pounds of
meat (r a few dollars ceouipared to
the life and health of the people.
More About the Ex-Confederate Los
ing His Home.
Mr. Idler: You seem to know every
thing and look after everybody 's
business., tell me please. was a gen
tieman told recently by a public of
1Leial hereabout, that he must make
an ex-Confederate soldier and an old
veteran leave his home or that lie
would lose his place?
If so who was it?
If you don't know please -refer it
to Dow. Jr., as he is a great friend to
the old vets and ask him for the
A Son of a Confederate Soldier.
Mr. Editor: The above appeared in
your issue of the - of April, 1909,
and as yet we have seen no reply so
pleas insert this and if there is any
cha,rge send me your account and it
will be promptly paid.
As no one seems willing to answer i
the question of "The Son of a Con
federate." please ask Mel. Chalmers
why he carried Jimmie Suber to Col.
Schumpert's office ?
And ask Col. Schump-ert and Col.
Gus. Dickert what was said by Mel.
Ask Jimmie whose place he lives
on and if an ex-Confederate soldier
lives with him, and if he gets paid
for the board?
Why was the old helpless soldier
in the landloard's way and why!
should he be driven into the road
while the landloard lives in wealth
Ask John M. Kinard the lover of
all old vets why he went to Col. Dick
ert's so early in the morning and if
his visit was in behalf of the old vet
or the wealthy landlord?
Speak out. gentlemen, why hide the
facts? None of these reports may
be t.rue and if not the sooner that
they are proven false the better for
the parties and if the landlord is not
guilty of any wrong doing he owes it
to himself to give the true facts to
the public, for as a public officer he
may be being wronged by these false
(?) reports among his fellows.
If this is not answered we will pub
lish the facts as given to us by one
who knows and let all pafrties enter a
confession or (I believe the lawyers
would say) avoidance.
'We would particularly like to hear
from Dow, Jr., and will accept his
version and say "No more.''
Ching Calmes Friend.
THE WORD "ALPHABET."
It Comes Through the Greeks and He
brews From Phoenicia.
New York Herald.
When we speak of our A. B. C's.
as our ''alphabet'' we are using a
woTd hoary with age, that, as far
back 'as we can trace it, came from
the eastern shore of the Mediterran
ean sea, thousands of years bofore
the Hebrews went u.p there and took
possession of the land of Canaan.
Bak of the people who occupied that
land before the events of Exodus
were written we are not able to trace
the word, for we have not sufficient
knowledge of them or of their etymo
logical histo.ry before we find them in
It has been only within recent
years that we have been able to know
that the word "alphabet'' came to
us from the Phoenicians. Before that
we supposed that it same to us from
the Hebrews. through the Greek. As
we say "A B C'' the Greeks sa.y
"alpha 'beta'' (the first two letters
of their alphabet), which when it
reached us became "alphabet.'' This
we supposed had come to the Greeks
from the Hebrews, -who called their
first two letters "alpha'' and "beth''
but since then we have found that
both the Greek and the Hebrews got
the word "alphabet'' from the same
souce, which was the Phoenicians.
The people of Phoenicia had the
same letters. "alpha'' and "beth.''
which have suffered but little change
in sound down to our A and B. Aiph
meant simply an ox. the sign of it
being -a conventional ox's head. with
the lower part of the face turned
slightly to its right, and beth meant
a house. which was pictured by the
rude outline of a primitive dwelling,
wW1j~bh bra a superfluous line added
to distinguish it fr'om other charae
ters very like it, as we place a tail
on a Q to distinguish it from an 0.
So the first two letters of our A B C's
were originally an ox and a 'house and
gave the name of all the twenty-six
letters whie.h we call our "alphabet.''
"Gentlemen,'' shouted the drum
mer in the hotel lobby. "'there are
more men pushing the products of
my factory than any other honse in
'And what are they selling?"'
ventured the timid listener.
griddle cakes, ro
The only Bak
Made from Royal Gra
A Little Kissing.
A little kissing
Now and then
Is why we have
The married men.
A little kissing,
Too, of course,
Is why we have
The quick divorce.
-Chicago Record-Herald. t
A little kissing's
Lots of fun
If you -can kiss
The proper one.
A little kissing's
A lot of kiss,ingc
That's the stuff!
A little kissing
Is sweeter now
Than by and by.
-Yonkers Statesman. I
A little kissing
Is a whirl ,
Of joy if it's
A Texas girl.
A little kissing
Lips are red;
'Nuff is sed.
You must tiptoe
If you'd reach
The lips of any
Here, of course,
And not a chance
Of a divorce.
Prof. Charles Zueblin of the Uni
ersity of Chicago was discussing at
dinner .the Easter myths a.nd leg
nds of the world.
''The legends that are beautiful
ad immortal," he said, "have in
hem truths tihat we all, according to
OU kind, take home. That is true
kewise of immortal works of art
petures, poems, songs. For different
eople they have different messages.''
"For instance," said a young
"For instance," smiled Prof. Zue
bin. "in my native Pendleton some
fthe mothers used to cut the child
en's hair. They did it with shears
nd a howl. The operation was often
ainful, and the result was never ele
"In Sunday school a Pendletor,
acher once told her pupils the trag
cstory of Samson and Delilah. Then
he turned to .a little boy.
"'What do von learn, Joe.' sne
said. 'from the Sampson story?'
" 'It don't never pay,' piped Joe,
o have a woman cut a fe114r's
What he Called to Say.
"MIr. President,"' said the caller
a the White House, "I do not wish
o boast, but I thought you might like
o know that I was the original-"
"Really, you must excuse me, my
dear si;.. I have a pressing engage
"A h. I am sorry. I merely called
o sav that I am the first man that
"I am sorry, sir, but really I must
eg that you will erLse m.
"Certainly, Mr. President, certain
. I merely wis:hed to say that I
m the first golfer that ever made a
7-ward drive with a nibliek."
Oh. I thbought you were going to
melin voul were the firs-t man that
-er s ortedme for the presidency.
ldown!-sit down ! By the way,
m t you have lunch here and go
i and hav a game with me this
is hot biscuit,
[Is and muffins.
pe Cream of Tartar
kome into the garden, Mand
The chauffeur, he has flown,
'll treat you to a dandy spin
The car's at last my own.
ELECTION OF TEACHER.
There will be a meeting at Mt.
3ethel School house on the 28th day
)f May, 1909, at 4 p. m. of the pa
rons of the school for the purposa of
.lecting a teacher for the ensuing
rear. Salary forty dollars pei
nonth. All applications send to the
J. C. S. Brown,
John S. Ruff,
S. J. D. Price,
WATER AND LIGHT NOTICE.
The law requires that all bills for
vater and lights must be paid be
ween the 1st and 10th of each month,
Lnd if such bills are not paid by the
vening of the 10th, the service will
)e discontinued without further no
If .a consumer allows this 'cut off,'
nd at some future date becomes a
onsumer; a penalty of $1.00 will be
harged and collected for second of
enee before this servi-ce will be gien.
Pbis charge being cost of cutting off
We therefore ask that you please
ot allow this to run over the 10t.h;
or it will surely necessitate a dis-L
~ontinuation of your service.
M. L. Speaman,
Ches. E. Summer,
W. F. Ewart,
Commissioners of Public Works. ==
Your Oasis in the Des
it-We're the Oasis of New
erry for Summer Comforts,
n Thin Suits, Underwear,
osiery, Surnmer NeckwearF
ac Straw Hats.
An inspection doesn't neces
sitate your buying-would You
look us over?
Any one can hoe more cotton
and hoe it better if they have T
the right kind of a hoe.
WE have this ki:id. Thin
Steel Blade, riveted, and a
Full Length Stout Handle
We consider it the best hoe A
made. Every one guaran- a
teed to be riveted.
Come In and See Them. n
Summer Bros, Co.
Are all well filled wit]
and desirable gooc
early summer mont
your wants in all the
terials that summer
in great variety.
S I L
in all the staple styleo
weaves for the pres4
new weaves consist c
Ask to see our Line
departments. Still I
well as under garrr
prices. W. B. and Ai
sets in the new seas(
A E TIM
ahve Sthar laundrd
roaddus & Ruff Agents
0 mend Section 8 of Sanitary
Rles and Regulations in Ohapter
,Part 4, of the General -Ordi-'
ances of the Town of Newberry,
eit ordained by the Mayor and
drmen of the Town of Newberry
ouncil assembled and by authori
f the same that Section 8 of Sani
yRules and Regulations, in Chap
r 0, part 4. of the general1 ordi-'
anes of the said town be and it is
rev anmended so as to read as fol
Se. 8. Any person who obstructs,
- any w ay, drains or ditches of
i the season's new
Is. W e enter the
hs prepared to fill
light beautiful ma
3, as well as the new
int season. These
f Shantung, Mirror,
ns, one of our best
yood things in our
-tment in outer as
ients at reasonable
nerican Lady Cor
>n s shapes.
Is demanded for the sake of
your own interests to our Sum
mer Styles of Ready-to-Wear
Clothing, as we take it for
granted that you desire to
dress in the very best style for
the least money. Therefore,
by testing our goods by every
possible means you cannot help
concluding that what we offer
can not be surpassed, and that
as an investment they will re- I
pay you big interest. Money
saved is money made, so get
;umm.r Bros. Co.
this town or who throws paper, rags,.
-rash, garbage, or any animal or veg-.
stable matter in the streets)or on any
public square or vacant ground, shall,.
on conviction, be punished by a fine
of not less than One dollar ($1) nor
more than Twenty dolla''s ($20), or
by imprisonment for niot less than
fve (5) days nor more than twenty
(20) days. Provided, 'however, that
persons occupying stores, offices and
business houses shall be allowed, and
it shall be their duty, to place any
such paper, rags, trash, garbage, etc.,
in receptacles on the side of the
streets in the town adjacent to their
premises, for rersl by the scaven
er cart, each day by nine o'clock
in the forenoon; and that other per
sons shall be allowed, and it shall be
their duty, to place any such paper,
rags, trash, garbage, etc., in recep
taeles on their respective lots near the
streets of the town and so as to be
easily accessible to the scavenger
e,on the following days: Ward 1,
by 12 o'clock on Mondays; Ward 2,
by 12 o'clock on Tuesdays; Ward 3,
by 12 o'clock on Wednesdays; Wa-rd
i, by 12 o'clock on Th-ursdays; and
Ward 5, by 12 o'clock on Fridays.
Done and ratified under the corpor
ate seal of the Town of Newberry. S.
C.. th]is the fourth day of May, 1909.
J. J. Langfo>rd,
0. L. Buzhardt,
C.& T. T. C. N.