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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday. June 1. 1909.
A GREAT STATE HIGHWAY
Speaking of the suggestion of The
Herald and News toplacethe convicts
on permanent road work, and first to
build two intersecting roads across
the State, the Greenville News says:
"The Greenville News lhas long
since been a believer in such a propo
sition. On several occasions we have
printed editorials advocating the
building of such a road, and we are
More convnced than ever that it
would be an entirely practicable, sen
sible and expedient thing to do. There
is a great State road in Massachu
setts extending from Boston to the
New York State line which was built
in a somewhat similar manner; al
though there was great opposition to
it at the time the matter was first
brought up. There has been no one
similar developnent in the whole
State of Massachusetts that has re
sulted in more good than the building
of ,this road across the State. There
would be strong oppositon from one
end of the State to the other, if such
a bill were introduced in the South
Caolina leilature, bat we believe
it could be put through, and we are
confident that such a road, once com
pleted would prove to be the most
popular enterprise undertaken in the
State, in a score of years. We would
like other newspapers over the State
to discuss the question for we believe
an intelligent discussion would bring
about a realization of the Pnd in
view. The time is now ripe for such
We would be glad to se the press of
'the State take up the question -and
Of course the first thing is to get
a sentiment in favor of the general
proposition, and then the details can
be easily worked out.
The address by Dr. J. M. Kibler in
this issue of The Herald and News
on "The Proper Care of Children,'' is
a valuable paper and will well repay
a careful reading.
"A Dance With Death,'' the thrill
ing story by C'ol. D. A. Dickert
'which has been running in The Her
a'ld and News for some time, closes
in this issue. As has been stated,
Col. Dicke-rt will write other articles
for The Herald and News, which will
trun through a number of issues of the
paper. Col. Diekert is a fascinating
writer. "A Dance With Death'' has
created interest throughout South
Carolina, and The Herald and News
~an~d its readers are gratified that Col.
Dickert will furnish other articles for
publication in our columns.
* THS IDLER.
* * * * * *. * * * * * * * * * *
The Idler stated some time ago that
it would not take it three imutes
to locat the -new school building. At
that time, as I understood it, the Y.
J. Pope property with about six acres
was offered for $15,000. I said I
would take it and tak~e it without any
further. consideration. I understand
the board declined the offer and as
soon as it was declined it 'was with
drawn. That very maiterially changed
the situation. The offer was renewed
'with the house and about 2 acres for
$13,500. I would like to say to the
board, if I 'had their ear or any in
filuence, deeline this 'ofer quick The
house is what you don't especially
want. It was -the land and th'e play
ground 'that it gave that appealed to
It may be that the board will de
cide on the location before The Her
ald and News, is pri-nted. and there
fore, will not 'have the advantage of
,the valuable opinion of The Idler, but
let it not be forgotten that The Idler
does not charge anything for its op
inion and expects no favors and
therefore little matters it whetter .the
opinion so freely given is heeded or
not. I have lived in Newbery a good
many years and as things go in this
day 'have not made much of a suc
ecess-that is 'have not waxed rich and
pay no taxes of consequence, but I 'do
feel an interest in old Newberry and
'am very anxious to see the very best
'selection as to a lot or lots made-and
--don 't give $13.500 for two acres and
a house when you refused to accept
the ho.eand six acres for $15,000.
--JO , IUir .iL ii ed to tell I V.'
barber who was eutting his hair once 1
said t him, Yu ave a large 'ead,
sir*; it is a good thing to 'ave a large r
'ead, for a large 'ead means a large J
brain. and a large brain is the most
useful thing a man can 'ave, as it
nourishes the roots of the 'air.' t
See the point?
I did get a gliwpse of the trash t
wagon the other day and it seems d
fixed for the business. The only e
thing is, can one wagon do duty for a r
city the size of Newberry? Of course
if the citizens will take care of all
the trash they can that accumulates
on their own premises and do not pile
it in the street one wagon can do a I
I1 do hope <the civic association will
keep at it until we get the court house
square, front and rear, upper and s
lower, made into pretty little parks. 1,
"Keeping everlastingly at it brings i:
success,'" is the motto of some ad- ']
vertising agents, and it is true in one i<
thing as well as another. V
I wish you would tell Jno. Mayes t
that the grass and weeds he didn't t
plan on the Methodist church lot t
have grown very nicely and need I
trimming. In fact I told him once 8
before in this codmun that the Means t
grass would grow to the chopping s
point once in every ten days.
That reminds me to say again that
this week every one should put his
premises in good condition. Nothing
so impresses a stranger on entering
a 1 as clean streets and neat' t
well kpt lawns. And next week is
commencement week, and there will
be many visitors here. 0
And Newberry ought to present a n
neat and attractive appearance not s
only commencement week, but every E
week in the year. Why not give the w
movement a big start this week, and h
then keep it up with as much vim B
and zeal as eharacterize the start? V
The civic association has been work- E
ing hard in this direction, and ought
to have ithe hearty support and en- l\
couragement of all the people. of S
T alking about commencement, we is
are all interested in it, because we J
all are interested in the college and b
in the young men and women who ere f,
its students, and especially those who I
will go out next week to face the re- t
sponsibilities and the stern realities t
of life. From the bottom of my heart t
I wish for every one of them that b
their fondest expectations may be v
realized. Their hopes are high, I t
know,bu t there is no limit~ to the pos- t
sibilities of achievement in this age
of the world. The dreams of yester- v~
day are the realizations -of today, and (
in all probability, judging the future
by the past, we have not, even in our
most fevered fancies, received a sug
getion of what the morrow has in 1
store. This is an age of specializa
tion, but specialization can only I
achieve results when it is builded
upon a solid foundation. Newberry I
college is doing a great work in help-. a
ing to meet the world's need for
broad, solid, Christian education.
Speaking of hopes and dreams,
leads me to remark that one of the e
greaest dangers which confronts the
young people of this age is that they i1
will become too mueh commercialized.
The world. is strictly business, and
men sometimes in rubbing up against t<
it become cold and hard and unfeel
ing. Irn our youth we have all wan- L
dered in the garden of dreams, and
the pity' is that some of us have not
taken more time 'to dream in our later
years. 'All young people build air1
castles which in all probability will
vanish in the white heat of business
life as mists before the rising sun,
but if these eastles have upright liv- T
iag for their foundations, and the su
perstructure is along 'the proper lines,
no matter though they vanish they,
will have benefited the builder. A
people ca:n never rise higher than its u
ideals. We need high ideals. p
And we need sentiment. We need a
a little more of the spirit of Chris- e
tin charity. You remember the story It1
of Abou Ben Adihem-he whom love
of Govd had blessed, his name leading y
all the rest, because h'e loved his fel- s
I am afraid no one sent <a marked *h
cop of my observations published 'I
in this column some time ago to Mr. u
Childs or Mr. Williams. You know I n
was at the union depot the other day a
and to my utter anazement and great f
mortification M1. Childs and Mr. ti
Williams have given absolutely no a
heed to my suggestion that they were v
permitting and aiding -and ahbetting t
Iand in fact by lack of a little work. 3
really foreing aviolation of the statute v
against eruelty to animals. Now, n
don 't miszunderstand me. for I e,
would not for a moment say any
hin nndn of any one .and I only *n
.C 1le wXorI f1! -11,1 I i le C%
nd noblest sene. but do Yon know
a spite of my suggestion, tile rail
oads are still requiring the ticket
"elt to travel l't least one thousand
uiles each day to sell tickets and
vhen he is answering questions
broulth one window somebody is rap
ing for him at the other? The won
er is he doesn't make a lot of mis
akes besides walking himself to
eath. And it could all be fixed so
asv and with so little cost. It is
eal cruel that it has not been done.
ANOTHER MEDAL AWARDED.
laster James Kinard Winner of the
W. C. T. U. Medal in Contest
Held in West End.
On Friday night the last of the
eries of debates conducted by the
>cal chapter W. C. T. U. was held
a 0'Neall Street Methodist church.
'his was >the fifth and last of the ser
s, and, it might be added, one of the
The boys and girls who spoke on
his oceasion did unusually well, and
o much credit cannot be given to
hose who had trained them. Their
Tonuniation was exceptionally
ood, and their eonception of the
eme under consideration and the
abject matter seemed to be remarka
le for children of their age, and
ven older ones. It could easily be
old from the correct and distinct pro
unciation of these children that the
istruction they had received in the
ublic school of West End had been
ainstaking and thorough and along
ae correct lines, and they evidenced
1 the way they conducted themselves
iat they had been subjected to very
od and careful training.
The winner of the medal on Friday
ight was Master James Kinard, his
ibject being, "National Existence
ndangred,' -and honorable mention
as made of Miss Lessie Bouknight,
er subject being, ",The Converted
,um-seller." The judges were Messrs.
7. H. Wallace, F. L. Bynum, and E.
The five winners of medals axe
[aster James Kinard; Miss Etta
helley, the successful contestant at
entral Methodiet chu-rch; Miss Ma
el Williamson, at Prosperity; and
1 the two contests last year, Mr. A.
.Bowers, and Miss Josephine Dun
ar. These five will enter tihe contest
or the gold mnediaa to be heald at Mr.
V. I. Herbert's place at Utopia some
im this summer. The winner of
b.e gold medal will become a eon'tes
ant in- t-he State contest which is to
e held some time soon in Columbia,
rhere the successful speaker and con
estant will become a representative
o the national convention
The following is the program which
as carried out on Friday evening at
Recitation, "A Father's Story'
ater Shelton Alewine.
Recitation, "Tom Jones.''-Miss
Recitation, "National Existence
andangered.''-Master James Kin
Reitation, " The iConverted Rum
eller.''--Miss Lessie Bouknight.
Recitation. "I'll Take What Fath
r Takes.''-Master Willie Thornton.
Reitatior. "The Result of Treat
1g.''-Miss Bessie Lake.
Free-will offering with music..
Re'itation. "Tle Tramp.''-Mas
r Lance Swindler.
Recitation, "In the Kegs.''-Miss
Judges retire for decision.
Announcement of winner.
AT THE AMUS-U THEATRE.
he Management Announces An At
tractive Program For Every Day
Clean, polite, classy, and strictly
p-to-date in every respect is t-he
rogram offered at this popular little
ouse this week. The acts appearing
re a big hit -and will be well -appre
ated by the large crowds thart attend
us place of amusement.
The DeMar sisters, two charming
oung ladies, present a most pleasing
nging and -dancing act, which is a
aeetacular one, and introduce beau
ful toe dancing, which makes them
ave to respond to many encores.
hese~young ladies come straight, to
s from New York, and are recomn
tended very highly to us. The man
ger of this littie vaudeville house
sels safe in reecmmending them as
ae best ever presented in Newberry,
nd he is almost sure that this act
ill take a great share of apprecia
e applause at each performance.
hese dainty little ladies will be
'ith u-s Monday, Tuesday and Wed
esday. Their act should be witness
i by many people.
The manager in arnnouncing -his
0~e X.. &
-Savs cones- a
ti Sg1bs Maberi
You need not be
Suits for Men and Young Men
Embraces wtyle, Seryice and
Quality here. Come and See
Men's Shoes and Oxfords.
We have a f: . :ct ine of the
elebrated 'Sm.. ":: "Crossett" Shoes
nd Oxfords fa.. men. The best for
.ear and style tt : n-try affords
Prices from $; - C .t oo and $5.00
in all 1edthers. du .ad you wvill
always wear the'.
eek, is pleased to~ say that he has
succeeded in gettinrg Pete and Mayme
Seymour, positi-vely one of the best
acts in the Smith today for laughter.
Mr. Seymour is well known to many
f the ~pope of Newber-'y, having
played here before (six years ago)
with the Payton Sistiers. Mr. Eptirg
heard of these people being down
kouth and has been for the last three
weeks trying to get them to play his
house and it has been oot until now
tat he has been able to get them
here. You will not regret a moment
of your time spent to see these people
ork. Mr. Peter Seymour is beyond
doubt one of the best daneers on the
i.rcuit today and every one who is
alover of dancing should not fail to
Mr. Epting is striving- hard .to give
aplace of amusement to please the
people of Newberry. He has been
showing some good pietures, and will
ontinue to do so. He will have two
more electric fans insballed in his
place, so you may oome out with the
expectation of finding a very comfor
table place to spend your idle hours
in laughter. The matinee opens at
3) p. mn.. and t wo full performances
are put on in t.he afternoon and three
every en~ing. Doors open at 7:30.
,tarting promptly at 8 p. m. The ad
misionreain th sme i, nd10
of force find Clothes-th
in the attainm
There is no question that c
ing on what one undertake
have once worn a Schloss B
they say that while they
technical difference-they I
clothes give them more graci
. other they have ever worn.
THAT'S WHV W1
To design and make our bett
consider and compare the int
clothes from other wholesale ma
those essentials of Style and D
Character-and now-a-days 'tis
young men of the hour or none.
a Tailor or a Clo
recognize the diffe
fothes and other
SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK
"Panama" and Straw Hats, all
late shape-; and "priced low".
''Alpaca, Serge and Mohair
"Summer Underwear for Men
'Fans and Parasols."
An immense showing of new iherchan
dise just received.
in all the new weaves and colorings.
in White Goads, Linens, Linonetts, Lin
gerie, Persian Lawns, Rep, Pique, Nain
soak aud Dimnities. See our line sure,
and you will be delighted with the qual
ity and price.
Bst lines of Hosiery.
Best lines of Laces.
Best lines of Embroidery.
Best lines of Gloves.
Best lines of Ribbons
Come and see this week. Prices lower
Best values in Domestics
Percales 36 inl wide and new patterns,
at 8%, 1o and 123%c. yd.
Best Calicoes 5c yard.
40 inch Sea Island 5 cents yard.
40 inch Madras 5 cents ayard.
Good Apron Ginghams 5 cents-a yard.
Best dress Ginghams at 8M, ro and
12 yds good Bleaching for $r.oo.
Good Feather Tick 123/c. yard
Lonsdale I23%c. yard.
A good Cambric for roc. yard.
ii IS T HE TIP
For next winter's u
you THE BEST C
I - PRICES The lor
more your Coal will
your advantage to se
you money on your
G 'ME N
e right kind--of great value
ent of their ends,
lothes have an important bear
s. Men and Young, Men who
altimore Suit will weat no other,
may not be able to dxplain the
eel better dressed-that these
o, vigor and distinction than any
f HAVE SELECTED
s. & COMPANY,
er grades of clothes. We carefuily
rinsic value and study qualities of
kers and found that NONE embodied
istinction so necessary to Clothes of
Clothes of Character for men and
thier and yet you
SUITS FOR BOYS -
$ 0oo $ 00
With Plain or Knickerbocker
Pants. Come and see us.
Women, 6idIs and Boys,
Try a piir of our ,"ULTRA"
and "KRIPPENDORF" Slippers
and Oxfords and you will have the
best as to style, fit and wear. A
plenty of the new Ankle Strap
Pumps in tan or black for Ladies
se while we can sell
OAL at such LOW
ger you wait, the
cost you. It is to*
e us. We can save