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E. H. AULLY EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at Nel
,erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, July 9, 1909.
FOR GOOD ROADS.
We notice that the Evening Record,
of Columbia, will start out a path
finding car blazing out. what it terms
t:he Capital to County Route. The
Herald and News suggested a few
weeks ago that the people of Colum
bia take up something like this, and
we are glad to see that the Recordis
going to do it.
It will stimulate an interest in good
roads and we believe will result in
having at least one good road from
t.he capital of the State to each coun
tv seat. If that much is accomplished
it will be a very easy matter to get
more roads built.
This subject of good 'roads is a
hobby of ours and has been for a
number of years. We are fully con
vinced that there is no investment,
whether it be in the shape of a direct
tax or in the issue of bonds, that the
people of this State can make that
will pay as large dividends as the
building of good roads. We are glad
to see the movement is taking shape
throughout the State and we are very
anxious that Newberry shall be in the
lead in this matter.
Especially will good roads be of
great value to the rural districts. We
now have the delivery of mail every
day in almost every section of this
county, and the telephone reaches
nearly every community and we need
the roads so that we may hav.e better
schools and that the churches of the
rural districts may be built up. Then
will come the day which we have been
wanting to see during our lifetime
When people will desire to move to
the country instead of crowding the
already overcrowded cities. For
* many years the prosperous farmer
has longed for the day when he could
* move to town. That should be re
versed and the town and city man
should long for the, time when he
would be able to move to the country.
One of the reasons for leaving the
country is to secure better se'hool and
chureh facilities. With the building
of good roads these advantages will
come to the country, for without
roads schools and churches would not
be worth muc0h to the citizen who.
moved into the rural community.
We will take pleasure in cooper
ating in any way we can with the
Evening Record in its path finding
enterprise. Good roads between
Newberry and Columbia would make
the distance no further by dirt road
*t,han it would be by railroad.
We believe that if the road is
built froin Columbia to the N'ewberry
county line that our people in New
berry will cooperate in extending the
road through the county seat to the
Laurens and Greenwood county lines.
"Don't alway's be asking the -pa
pers to boost our city, but get ou'
and do something for the benefit ot
the -town and t,he papers will always
do t-heir part and more. It is very
easy to write of the good things that
will do our city good, but if these
things are never done all the news
paper boosting de's not amount to
anything. It is results that count. and
without the results there is very lit
tle t.o count.''
The above sage utterance comes
from our neighbor, the Cherokee
News, and is wortihy of commenda
tion. We do not say it inl a spirit of
boastfulness biut it is nevertheless a
fact that Gaffney's newspapers have
- ontributed about as much toward
the g-rowth and prosperity of the
town as any other enterprise of the
The above will apply with equal
ferece to Newberry.
We are glad to note that the State
R. F. D. earriers decided to hold their,
next annual meeting in Newberry.
And we ar pleased also that they
showeNd thieir .*d jugmn by ag.ainl
eleIea Newhaerrv man euent
T;ey coQuld not have done ben rithan
to bestow t.his honor upon Mr. Wiek
Withia rece-nt years the cocaine
habit among negroes has grown to be
a great evil in Charlotte and many
other Southern cities. The negro who
takes cocaine becomes temporarily
crazed and there is no crime which
he will not commit or attempt when
under its influence. Policemen dread
him as they dread nothing else, for he
has both a maniac's strength and a
maniac's fury. In Charlotte are
joints wheire cocaine fiends hold peri
odical orgies; these places. filled wit-h
crazy demons, bear little resemblance
to the dreamy atmosphere of Chinese
opium joints. Opium or its deriva
tives-morphine. heroin, etc.-would
from the standpoint of society be far
preferable. To procure cocaine the
habitue will undertake any crime;
and siie he is or soon becomes,
worthless as a worker, crimes and
shifty expedients constitute almost
his only resource. The police know
well that the fre<tent purse-snatch
ings on iharlotte streets are attribu
table to cocaine fiends. They know,
too, that crimes of violence in the
community rise mainly from this
same cause. Thus the cocaine negro
commits crime to supply himself with
his drug and is a most dangerous
criminal when supplied. Continued
spread of the habit threatens the ne
gro population. and the white South
in its relation to the negro popula
tion, with a menace unmistakably
We don 't know how true it is, but
we have heard that a good deal of the
cheap whiskey being sold in various
sections to negroes, and possibly to
some others, by blind tigers, is dosed
with cocaine to give the desired effect
after it has been freely diluted with
water in order to increase the quan
tity and make the profit more.
The cocaine habit is dangerous, and
every means should be taken to pre
vent its spread.
We have a. very strenuous law in
this State regulating the handling of
cocaine, but it is none too strenuous
and ought to be strictly enforced.
THE ROADS ELECTION.
The approaching election in this
county on thbe question of voting
bonds for the improvement of the
roads is being watched with interest
throughout the State. The Winn3
boro News and Herald of recent date
When commenting on tihe work that
is being done in the counties adja
eent to Fairfield last week, we over
loked tihe part Newberry is taking
for the betterment of her roads.
Through an act of tahe last session of
the general assembly, the people of
that county will on August 31st vote
on the proposition of issuing $300,000
for road improvement. Should this be
successfully carried through, this will
place that county right to the f-ront
in tihe matter of road building. And
again' we repeat that Fai.rfield must
not lag behind tihe procession. Good
roads are of the most vital concern
in the future progress of t.his county.
A bill is being prepared to make
marriage more difficult. Still it is
doubtful whether such a bill would
quite prolhibi't it.-Atlanta Journal.
Some marriages are unhappy. Why
not prohibit marriage, and then ap
point an investigating committee ?
Commencing to name babies after
him, tahey are also telling Governor
Joe Brown' that' "baby will look for
a handsome.present from you.''-Au
We hope the crop of Georgia ba
bies will he a little more handsome
than the Georgia governor, for whom
many of them are being named.
The Herald and News has an in
teresting ar;iele by Mr. M. L. Long,
f Co. G, 13t-h R.egt., C. S. A., on the
battle of Bloody Angle, which we will
)uliSh inl our next issu.e. We present
to-ay a story by Col. Dickert, en
titled "A Sad Tragedy on the Salke
hatehie. (Col. Dickert's thrilling
story, in which he tells how he led his
company away from the enemy with
out surrender after the Southern
armies had laid down their arms, will
begin in an early issue.
The Greenville correspondent of
the News and Courier, in speaking of
the meeting 4'f tihe State Pres -so
iaio n in G reenri1lle this week. sa.rs
'that. President Aull. in hiis le5lP"!l5e
t" te addreCses oi \Velcome "spoke
o the lad:i. ''I the asoito . I l
Arnold, who said that he supposedl
adi es n haot en mentioned on the
ztgiii, wlivni wi fen were tuenti"4 11
ed they were supposed to embrace the
ladies." From the language of the
correspondent it is not exactly clear
to us whether Mr. Arnold or Mr. Aull
was guilty of this. We would not
have tihought it of either one of them.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The editor told me just .as he was
ready to start for the press associa
tion in Greenville that Mrs. E. M.
Evans had phoned him to'tell me that
she knew the trash cart 'had arrived,
and that sie had seeni it on the Sum
mer Bros. grocery corner, and that
she had been after Mayor Langford
to put it to work, and that he had
promised to do so, but it still stands
there idle. I will, therefore, have to
ask his 'honor, the mayov, why .that
pretty little cart standeth there idle
all t-he day long and why a man has
not been hitched to it so that it
might have had at least a test of
strength. Let it get busy.
Friend ldler": There are just 47
different ways in whichl you ought to
be ashamed of yourself for flirting
the caustic from your easy-going pen
upon the place that used to form a
sub-base for my unfortunate cuticle.
I t1hought better of you, and being
as uncertain as to your identity as
everyone lese,I wish to assure you that
I was in ignorance as to the ownership
of that "King's English" you speak
of, until the flaying knives had done
their 'horribly inhuman work. You see,
I had been reared in the belief that
the title to same was vested in dear
old Aunt Victoria, who occupied
some kind of a position in the baili
wick of England.
Now, whilst I'm aware that you fail
to see the advisability of indulging in
poesy-"in such serious matters'"-I
am forced to impose on you the fol
We don't always mostly ken
The thing that 's going to happen,
Until it's over, we know then
It's lh-1 to tell the Cappen,
or words to that effect.
Now, I'm growing another ''hide''
and you, I'm sure, will view it with
envy, for it will be as thick as
Roosevelt 's biggest rlhinoeros, with
duck feat'hers all over it, that will
enable me to stand with complacency
anything from a gentle shower of
'causti'' solution to such volcanic
eruptions as a poor unfortunate devil
of a cle-- (I liked to have named a
position that don't exist) scribe, who
has tile temerity to think that he has.
such a tiling as an opinion of his own.
So long, I'm going out to sun my
The Idler never means to be "caus
tie,'' but it did strike me that a se
rios matter was being treated in a
very 1,ight vein. It is all over no0w,
however,~ an.d it wasn 't very muc'h of
my business, anyhow, because I am
not the guardian of the county, if
some ,people do accuse me sometimes
of dipping into a little of everything.
But, you know, the fellow w.hlo pays
tie smallest amount of taxes is al
ways the Liggest kicker, and, then, I
never charge anything for my advice
or for my comlments.
Speaking of paying taxes, I can'
for the life of me understand why a
great many of the people in the coun
try are opposed to the bond issue for
good roads. Why, they are the .people
who will be most directly benefited,
and t'he taxes whi.c'h they will pay for
the roads will be very, veil little in
coparison with the great good which
they will derive from them-the im
reased value of thei.r lands, and the
increased profits on their marketable
products, to say nothing of the corn
fort and convenience anld pleasure'
whlich t.hey wvill bring. And they tell
me that the town will .pay about one
third oIf tihe taxes if tIle bonds are
voted. It takes people a long, long
time sometimes to learn the thlings
that make for their material welfare,
ald sometimes you have to force on
a fellow what is good for him before
je will take it. After lie gets it, of
course. lie is mighiitily pl1easedl.
About the only highways the ,Idler
ever uses are the sidewalks of 'New
berry, as he loafs around town, ob
serving people and things-and some
people who a.re thiings-but it. makes
me weary to see people who would not
e directly benetited by ~ood roads.
e'xcp)1 in heway. that whatIeVer benie
tjit S the coun1 lty beniefits all it!s Peo ple.
worethe ones to beC diretly benie
titei, to Vote for~ good4 roa'ls. and
mayv of1 the -country pe''ple pulling
against it on account of the tax which
die mud tax iey are now paying is
man ino t Iw o mills.
I like to read "Talking It Over"
in the Augusta Chronicle, because I
like a fellow who doesn't mind ex
pressing his thoughts. Of course,
there are some people who don't think
at all-but I am not talking about
that now. T. D. M. in "Talking It
Over" is kicking about sweeping the
streets in Augusta at an early hour
in the evening. He says:
Sweeping the streets-Broad street
-at an early hour in the evening is
a mistake. In other cities the princi
pal business streets are not swept at
an early hour. This is particularly
true of streets where there are a num
be.i of residences over the business
houses. To sweep Broad street be
fore midnight on Saturday night, for
instance, is an inconvenience and an
n1oyance to business men and pedes
trians whicoh siould not be inflicted.
The Idler was giving a little friend
ly advice about the same thing in
Newberry some time ago, but I have
not seen any of it here very lately,
and I hope we have improved. Of
cou.rse the sidewalks ought to be kept
clean, but the cleaning ought to be
done in a cleanly manner.
No doubt the horses and cows in
Newberry were glad to see the heavy
rain on Tuesday morning, because it
makes t-he grass on the sidewalks
grow, and some of the sidewalks in
Newberry are fu.rnishing pasturage
for a good many cows and horses. The
Idler knows of one stretch of side
walk in a populous residence section
of the city where there is nothing
left of the walkway except a little
path. Possibly this sidewalk would
be in better shape if there were more
lhorses and cows in that section.
But Supervisor Wicker has done
some fine work in a number of places.
His great trouble is that he hasn't
enough hands under his control to do
effective work. He starts a piece of
work and before he finishes it as he
would like to do, he is called some
where else, and before he -gets back
to the piece of work which he 'has
started, what he has done of tihe un
finished work has got in bad shape
and he has to do lots of it over again.
It strikes me the town ought to put
more work on its sidewalks and
streets, just as the county ought to
do some permanent work on its roads.
The Idler, though, didn't start out
to make a kick, and hasn 't done so,
and I hope nobody will tihink I am
kicking. Maybe I haven 't got any
right to kick, and for that -reason I
never do so.
I regret very much that I did not
attend tile performance by the Cita
te waste basket, you'll be a hbat bye
house on Tuesday night. Thytell me
it was a good, clean minstrel show,
and tihen they sang one song that I
would have -liked to have heard. It'
was something a.bout don't cry, lit
tle waste basket, you'll be a hat by
and bye. Those who were there will
possibly remember the song I am
Softens the Water.
If more women only realized how
much easier it is to clean the elothes,
the dishes, the pots. and pans, the1
floors and everything else about the
house with soft wate-r, they would
never think of using any water forI
cleaning wit.hout first softening it
Lavadura is the name of a new
pure and harmless white powder,
whie'h when sprinkled in water softens
it and greatly increases its cleansing
power. without hasrming the most del
iate fabrics. When Lavadura is
used the hands do not get red and
rough from washing the dishes, tihe
clothes. the floors, etc. Dirt and
grease dilsappear as if by magic, and
the dishes or clothes not only look
clean but smell sweet and pure-be
cause Lavadura' (destroys odors.
Put a little Lavadura in the bath
and von'll feel far' more refreshed
the skin will be soft and white,
wholesome and beautiful, while for
shampooing tihe hair it proves a lux
ury indeed. It makes the hair soft
and fluffy. and destroys~ d:mldruff.
Nothtl11anding its many valuable
uses. Lavnidu.i is very NI inep5niXe- it
sells in drug and grocery stores in
5e and 10e packages--and a little ac
complishes a great deal. Why not try
Applications will be received by
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ired~(. Addre''s trust ees care of
chairmanIf at Newberry. S. C.
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Schedules Effective June 20th, 1909.
Northbound Departures from New
berry, S. C.
8:37 a. in., No. 15, daily, for Ander..
on. Greenville and intermediate
points connecting -at Greenville for
Atlanta and points NortVh. Arrive at
Anderson 12:24 noon, Greenville 1:15
2:48 p. mn., No. 11, daily, to Ander
o. Greenville and intermediate
(ints. conniectinlg at Greenville for
A!hun1it and poinIts north. Arrive An
derson 6:14 p. mn.. Greenville 6:53 p m.
1:40 p. mn.. No. 18. daily, for Co
ubia. Charleston. Augusta and in
temeie points Arrive Columbia,
n by artists of the highest rank
jes as an instrument to critical
.elvipg the enthusiastic
inent authorities are of
:tive buyer, and we in
anos are for sale only by
NOWN IN MUSIC
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