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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
6erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday. July 2, 1909.
We doub- if tIre are many bank
Inst it utions in tiL- State that. can
make as good showing as Wn. Cole
man & Co., of Whitmire, that have
no eapital stock and 'have only been
in business for two or three years.
Read their statement in this issue.
A good deal of money was paid out
yesterday in dividends. We hope it
will be put in circulation and help to
ease up the situation.
We are sorry any of the bonds is
sued by this city were sold below par.
It does not sound well to us. There is
no better security than Newberry
bonds. We are not finding fault with
any one. But it should be remembered
that the price paid is -net and the
purvhaser pays all expenses of
printing and acerned interest.
Edgefied is making relentless war
on vagrants. In last week's Advertis
er appeared this notice: "If you
know of a vagrant, w'hite or colored,
anywhere within the town limits,
hand over his or her name to one of
the marshals. There's too much grass
on t1he farms to allow loafers and va
grants in tow6." It would pay Or
angeburg to do the same.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
And how about Newberry? We see
a lot of able bodied boys and meu
doing nothing. But then it is none of
The Editor of The Times and Dem
ocrat expects to attend the Press As
ceiation meeting next month at
Greenville. We always enjoy meeting
with the "boys" and we hope they
will all attend thc meeting.-Orange
burg Times and Democrat.
Will be glad to 'sqe you and Mrs. S.
with 'you. The indications are all
pointing towards a large attendance.
The social meeting with the "boy's"
is one of the best features of these
When work begins on the addition
to the Newberry Cotton Mills and the
'sewe'rage and the graded school busi
* ness should hum in the city. These
three will turn loose $330,000. That is
a. pretty good pi-le of money to spend
in a town the size of Newberry in one
summer on public improvements.
The Dispensary winding up com
mission is having a disagreement as
to the distribution of the funds
among the banks. We notice that
something like $50,000 has been
placed in banks at Rock Hill. This
city is in York county. Mr. Brice is
from York county. He is a new mem
ber of the commission.
The money that was in the Aiken
banks was withdrawn. Mr C K Hen
derson who was a member of the com
mission is from Ailken, but he .is now
not on the commission.
T-he resolution in regard to the dis
tribation of the fund passed by the
commission is withheld from the pub
ii.. Mr. Brice is :right when he says
There is no necessity for an attempt
at secrecy. We can see no nece,isity of
moving t'he money from Columbia be
cause it was safe, and should be paid
out very soon.
We judge from the tone of an edi
torial ini the Beaufort Gazette that
Senator Christensen is in favor of
the dispenisary' for Bea ufor't couin tv.
He w~ants proh!ibitionH for' the ot her'
Mr. C. C. Berry, editor of the Or
angeburg' News was married on June
29tih to Miss Annie Mackay, of Or
- angeburg. The Herald and News ex
tends to Mr. and Mrs. Berry its best
'wishes for a long and happy life. May
they always be found living on its
sunny side. Sorry they didn 't decide
'to go to the Press Association.
GO-FLY keeps flies off Horses ad
cattle. 2.5e. and 50c. At all drug
a-48t o'. J.
THE IDLER. *
************ * *
The Mdler 'ias received the f(1llow
To the Idler. care Herald and
News: They tell me you know (very
thing. and I would like for you zo Ivll
me who had Thle best wt ih tillwing
argtument. and if it is a fanr sample
of some o1 the argumemts that are be
ing used on both sides (1f the liquor
question. over which a good many of
our otherwise sane people seem to
have gone wild:
A rank prohibitionist-one of these
fellows who think it is a sin to drink
a glass of beer-walked into a certain
place of business in Newberrv to use
his persuasive powers upon an old
fellow who has been taking his drain
for over fifty years. He proceeded
wit.h his eloquence, and as a. climax to
his arzuments, he said:
"I tell you, old man, the whole
world is bound to be prohibition soon.
It's coming. The wave has swept the
South, and is sweeping the whole
country. Why, on the whole main
line of the Seaboard, from New Or
leans to some place in Virginia, Ab
beville, to Abbeville 's shame. is the
only place where whiskey is legally
sold. With this staring her in the
face, Abbeville is bound to vote out
-her dispensa'ry in August. But just
think of the main line of the great:
Seaboard system, with only one place
in that great distance, where liquor is
The anti-prohi squared himself for
the solar-plexus he was about to de
"Yes.' lie said. Gand. b'y jimminy
Christmas. you see the Seaboard is in
the hands of a receiver, too, don't
Realizing that Greek had met Greek
in the forum of debate, the prohi
flapped his wings and sailed away,
and the anti spat from his big wad
of tobacco and went back to work.
Now this is unfair to ask The Idler
to pass judgment on any question di
rectly. While it knows eveyt.hing
yet The Idler can only maintain that
reputation by declining to decide a
square issue joined like the one con
tained in the question under discus
sion. Yet I do not for the life of me
see what the dispensary in 4bbeville
had to do with the Seaboard receiver
ship. Now if some of the people who
ride on the Seaboa.rd to. get to the
Abbeville dispensary had gone into
tihe hands of a receiver the explana
tion would have been easy. All you
have to do to get into the hands of a
receiver is to follow the dispensary
religiously and you will land. It is
only a question of time. I mean, of!
-course, the man who hunts the dispen
sary to leave his hard earned money.
Now, really, I do think this *a fair
sample of some of the things that
pass for argument on the liquor ques
tion. Mind you, that pass with some
people for argument. I think I have
answered the question to my own sat
isfaction and I think I have maintain
ed my reputation.
The preachers tell us that the
world is growing better, and I hope
they are right. I like to think so. I
am anu optimist by nature, and 'have
tried all my life to look on the bright
side of life. I have always .had great
confidence in my fellowman. But,
well, somehow I have had a great1
many things in recent days to make
me stop and stand up and take notice.!
I am sorry, too, for as I grow older I
wanted my fait'h in mankind to in
rease. But now since I Aen't have
anything to do but to sit around and;
study and watch the actions of men I
have had more time for reflection. I
have watched the actions of men and
tried to be char'ita'ble in my judg
ments and the mor.e and t.he closer I
:bserve the more I am const.rained..
against my inclinations, to reach the'
onclusion that there is more selfish
ness in the world to-day than there
was even a few years ago. But I am
going to try mighty hard to believe
with the preachers that the world is
really' growing better.
Eeyman' in! t:is5 day sems 'o be
for in~iself and to hlave hlis hland at~
every ot le r nan ti soat. And the
Devil is in a fair way to get them all.
I don'1t object to that so nmuch but I
hate to see a masi oppose those things
which are for the betterment of the
community because.,he is afraid his.
neighbor will get a little more benefit
than he will. I like to see a spirit
which is willing to do somet:hing for
the "general welfare.'' I believe
that is the ph.rase used in the Federal
constitution and under which a great!
deal of the public fund is spent. It is
a wise provision. - I wish we had a
little more of that spirit in the every
day affairs of life. This would lbe a
rmu-h bet ter world if there were. But
I am not going to try to preach a ser
mon. I wish I could along the lines
I am thinking- in.night. T believe I
abill i 1 1 1 r i i
The an- :s: 1bin J i iNd tf) vriltIvize
is. hat if any ran in tie c Lo ity
sta ri s out to do sonething foi the
good of t'he cmuninninity, and thiat will
rvally help the entire citizenhip.
hre is Ih"av sone f< 1 itti
H r'hund. w\ho' has nthingi. toU4 do ready
to say that the mainspinr (if action
I l C'11 Svl tij ;izi n iv(. I: Za) a4 . i
den y to ('hill public spirit in a lot of
good people. If the vagrancy law was
euiforced and these fellows who have
nothing to do but to attend to other
people's business and to question
other people's motives, were put to
work at their own business. and if
they had none, were put on the public
roads maybe we could have a. little
more public spirit.
Now the real thing for the people
of Newberry to do is to get together
and work for the adavncement and
building up of the community, and
if one of these chronic kickers gets
in the way why just run t'he Jugger
naut ear of progress right on over
him and let him lie there in the sun
and kick. He can't hurt anybody and
will soon kick himself to death.
Ain 't it funny to hear the ob
jections raised to -road building? It
really amuses me. I don't care one
way or the other myself. What little
traveling I do is done on foot and I
can manage to get around through the
rough and holy streets of Newberry
fairly well in the day time, and I
scarcely ever have occasion to go out
at night. But the fellows who will
really be benefitted by the building
of roads object to the plan because
there isn't a member -of the commis
ioii froin each township. What differ
enee .would it make if they . were all
from Halifax so they were honest
men and good and careful business
men. The roads are what we ought
to want. But as I said it makes no
matter of difference to me whether
there are any roads or not, except
that as a. live and progressive citizen
at the age of seventy-one. I am great
ly interested in the advancement of
my native county, and I have heard
enough of the world to know that
there is nothing t'hat will so help to
do this as the building of good roads.
but if those who will be most directly
benefit ted don't want them because
Mr. A. or Mr. B. happens to be on
the commission why I am opposed to
them too, because I want to do what
is best for those most interested.
I have about made up my mind to
drift along with the current. It is
much easier. TPhen t.o believe that
whatever is is best is a happy statie
of mind and one at seventy-one atI
his next birthday should not be much
of an objector'.
I passed along by Summer Bros.
grocery corner the other day and I
saw something t-here that looked a
little queer to me, and on inquiry I
was told that it was that one man
art which 'had been ordered to use
in keeping the streets clean. Or rather
I should say the paved streets. I won
dered if Mrs. E. M. Evans knew it
was .here. It was her suggestion that
such a cart be purchased and Mayor
Langford bought it, I am told. It is)
now used to ornament the corner.
They say it has been there for a
mont'h or more. I didn't know it. So
you see how much I travel the
st-reets and how close an observer I
am. Really though why let it stand
there idle'? Why not hitch a man to
it and see how it would work ? What
is the matter with Mayor Langford
and the Civic Association6?
I wonder if Superintendent Mon
roe Wicker is still cleaning out
dithes and' entting weeds. No, I
reckon *he is filling up holes so the
bose wagon can preettice. I have
ailed to see where h:e has resumed
work on some permanent improve
ments .he .hadi started.
I iiotice that the press association
is going to meet in Greenville next
week. I wish I could attend, but
there is no place for me. I
would like. "nowever, to ma~ke a tew
suggestions on the -ethics of' .jun
is. I think something along this
line would help to make the associa
tioin stand for something. It is very
silly for sensible and learned men
ike unto the editors of t,his State to
meet and spend th'ree or four days in
fun and recreation and social en
joyment when so much might be done
under properly directed leadership)
for the. improvement in the "ethics
of journalism,'' which is so much
needed so that the association might
stand for something and not take the
dry rot. Do something like the doc
tors have done and are dloing. I won
der' and wonder again why some wise
editor' has not suggested something
along this line'? But t'hen as The
Idler is not an editor nor a member
of the aciaioan maybe it is none of
n::.I d!u.~ eharge antiin.
. have had ome of that emrn mealF
that Burr Leitzs,Y sem ine cooked
and it eats food. but I don't th-ink it
is water :round meal, though I do
believe it is made from home raised
Pir11. Burr lt word to ine by the
editol la1t hle dlid nt InIve an llo:
raised '11aw. hwiht om1 Naice
hiad -m?e a- line as il hae ('Qund
SImith1fiehl. I hope hat mie tWill
see this and undertsand that a word
Itt tile wise is sufficiei ' And that
Mrs. Jim Brown had the finest of
home raised cabbage. I have heard of
tis section of the county as famous
for gfood things to eat. It is bad
whei 1 C:ere is such aii abundance of
good things t1he country and we
city folks have to live oin such truck
as we can manage to get. from the
grocer. If I had my life to go over I
would be a. farmer.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
The Peoples National Bank, at
Prosperity, in the State of South
Carolina, at the Close of Business,
June 23rd, 1909.
Loans and Discounts,......$128379 03 -
Overdrafts, secu.red and
insecured ............. 3690 37
U. S. Bonds to secure cir
culation .............. 6250 00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds. 437 50
Banking House, Furniture,
a.nd Fixtures, ......... 3429 09
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents).... 28 211
Ihue from approved Re
serve Ageiits .......... .-2782 84
Cheeks and other Cash
Items . ................ . 387 37
Notes of other National
Banks . ............... 180 00!
Fractional Paper Curren
cv. Nickels and Cents 101 36
Lawful Money Reserve in
Specie ..........3901 20
Legal-tender notes 6297 00 10198 20
Redemption fund with U.
S. Treasurer (5 per cent
of ei-reulation ......... 312 50
Capital stock paid in .....$ 25000 00
Surplus fund........... 7000 00'
Undivided p:rofits, less ex
penses and taxes paid ..4542 55
National Bank Notes out
standi-ng . ..............6250 00
Due to other National ,
Banks ............... 1299 75
Due to Trust Companies
and Savings Banks ... 501 66
Dividends unpaid,..........26 00
Individual -deposits sub
ject to e-heek ......... 9556 61!
Bills payable, including
Certificates of DepositI
for money borrowed.... 1500 00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
I, R. T. Pugh, Cashier of the above j
named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to t'her
best of my knowledge and belief.
R. T. Pugh, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 30th clay of .June, 1909.
T. A. Dominick,
W. P. Pugh,
G. W. Bowers,
J. P. Bowers,
CHARLESTON & WESTEEN CAPE
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
v. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m
A r. Green ville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Sparta.nburg 4:05 p.m.
v. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
A r. Hendersonrille 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Lauretr= fC & W C) 2:32 p.n:.I
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 4:33 p.m
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
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