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E, H. AULL, EDITOK.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
ferry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Tu-eday, July 20, 1909.
THE RECORD'S SCOUT CARS.
The good roads scout cars of the
Columbia Evening Record will reach
iNewberry either the last of this week,
or some time early during next week
li-probably e7arly next week.
The Record's scout cars are seek
ing roates for good highways from
Columbia, the capital of the State, to
the various county seats in South Car
olina. One of these highways will be
from Columbia to Newberry, diverg
ing here, one route going to Green
wood and on to Greenville, and the
other to aurens and on to Spartan
burg. In all likelihood the cars after
reak4hing Newberry will go first over
the proposed route to Greenville via
This is an undertaking which is
arousing enthusiasm throughout South
Carolina in the interest of good roads
and its ffects will be lasting and far
reaehing. The plan is feasible, and
with very little effort on the part of
the various eounties a good highway
from -the capital to every county in
te State could be built, and this
would mean the building of highways
in every section of every county
for, once a county has some good roads
it is bound to have more goold roads.
Newberry is,arranging to meet the
escort them to Newberrry,and at least
eseort them to Newberry. an dat least
one Newberry car will pilot them on
S'Vreenwood. A fitting reception
for the scou~ts while they are in New
lerry is also being arranged. The
Newberry cars will meet the scouts
at Little Mountain. Among the cars
:whidh will make up the escort will be:
Capt. W. S. Langford's speedy Ford
roadster, Which led the Atlanta Jour
Eal-New York Herald cars from
Greenwood to Newberry, and which,
driven by Mr. W. C. Waldrop, one of
the best drivers in the South, led
them well and gave them all the
speeding they desired; a car from the
Forde Motor Company, of which Mr.
W. C. Waldrop, above mentioned, is
a member, as is also Mr. Forde, from
-wihom the company takes its name;
Dr. Frank D. Mower's Ford roadstar,
whieh was also of the party which
went to Greenwood and Abbeville to
meet the Journal-Herald scuts, hav
ing preceded them to Newberry, to
look out for some bald places in the
road and have them .repaired; prob
~ably the Rambler touring car of Mr.
R. Herman Wright, who did some
fine driving in piloting the Journal
Herald cars, and possibly others
The co-operation of all .the people
of Newberry is urged, and is expected
in giving the scouts a warm welcome
.on their arrival in Newberry. As soon
as the cars get back from their pres
ent trip the time of their arrival in
Newberry can ,.. be. definitely, given.
This matter of working up good roads
enthusiasm means a great deal for
V:e towns arnd counties affecteld. The
details of the reception to be given
the,scouts are already being arranged
and will be perfected as soon as the
'>e'~ate of their arrival is definitely
The Record 's scout cars were in
H.artsville yesterday, where tihey at
tended a good roads meeting. From
there they go to Cherawv and on to
&2e::ettsville. rhenu back to C'heraw.
:' hester'field an]id to) Lanc(as
** * * * * * * * * 4 4 **
My Dear Little Idler: I noticed
some time ago that you asked about
that little eart t'hat has been orna
menting t1he Sunimer Bros. corner and
that Mrs. Evans had said somethig
about it, too. I will state for your
information that I heard tiat th e
mayor had directed Mr. Wicker to
take one of his regular hands and
hitch 'him to the cart and that Mr.
Wicker had not done so because that
would not (help 'him but would reduce
his force that much and that it was
already too small. You might inves
tigate this and let the publie know
what has been done.
Your friend, Loafer.
Upon receipt of the above communi
cation from "Loafer'" The Idler im
mediately began an investigation,
though the weather was very hot
but I promised not to discuss the
weatiher-and I went around by the
corner which this little cart has been
ornamenting and found it was not
there any longer. Where it is I do
not know and I .have not been able to
get anyone to tell me. Maybe the
mayor has sent it off. If "Loafer" is
right about taking one of the hands
from the street overseer I think it is I
better to let the thing, go on as it has
been for the grass is growing and
some of the vacant lots and streets
would make good pasturage now. The
street force and the grass brigade
should not be reduced. And Mr.
Wicker is right. It would not be
compatible with th;e dignity of the
grass brigade to have one of its mem
bers hitehed to a cart.
I was thinking about suggesting to
city council that they might advertise
good pasturage for rent or hire and
maybe the papers would offer them
reduced rates. Or maybe they might
zo into the geese business as I used
to be told when I farmed that a flock
>f geese was worth as much in killing
rass as a pretty good force of hands.
At any rate, if something is not done
it will be dangerous to go along the
treets as the snakes might run out
at any point. And they would be real
I tJhink I saw in the paper the other
ay where the civic association had
ecured the co-operationm of the trus
ees of the cemetery 'and that the
>lace was now being nicely kept. I
am afraid that the members of the
ivic association are taking a great
many things for granted. The ceme
tery looks to me that it is in about
as bad condition as -regards cleanli
ess and neatness as it is possible for
it to be. The squares are grown up
in grass and weeds and where they
have been cut down they have been
piled either in the roads or on thre
sides of tihe lots and this does not
look as well as where they are left
standing. Faet is green and growing
grass makes a prettier appea-rance
than a pile of dead grass. Then the
fence h-as never been painted and is
in a broken down condition. The pal
ings are off and the whole thing has
a dilapidated appearance to me. The
people should take a little care of the
city of the dead.
I forgot. I wanted to say to my
friend, "Loafer,'' that I am no "Li-t
tle Idler'' and so far as I know I am
not in particular any body's "Dear.''
Still I have been in th.is town a good
many years and I am very anxious to
see it get in the class to which it
rightly belongs, but it is the hardest
job I ever tackled to make everybody
see that it does not pay to be selfish
and that no man or woman either has
any right to try to live all to him
self or herself. But I am going to
keep on preaching the gospel of sun
sihine and brothe.rly love and kindli
ness and friendship.
The Idler likes to go to church. He
would like it more if it were not for
the big hats in front of him every
Sunday--or Sabbath-The Idler likes
either appellation of the Lord 's Day
equally well-which keep him from
seeing tehe preacher--the hats, I mean,
which keel) me fronm seeing the
preacher, and the big coils of hair
whie'h protrude from the seats in
front, which keep me in mortal fear.
But I take the risk, anyway, because
church is a gooad place to go to under
I heard a sermon in one of the New
berry churcihes not long ago which
impressed me very favorably. It was
on t'he sin of backbiting. The preach
~r had it put a little more elegantly,
b)ut that expresses what he was talk
ing about. He .told his eong regration
abou(It how very mnean a thing it was
i ih Je sight of i he Lord( to gon around
mean things and sneering tings
about them. That is about as mean
1ii t e a tellow to o and thlrowoing1
V( ld wiler ii evelrV eIIt er rise that
is liliile(I. alu(i every el O rt that
So1e fellow makes for the advance
ment of his town.
YoU kiiow, the fellhw is disguisting
wllis a ollnd llie street Vorners
alld tells von. wiell onl new enter
prie is mentioned. --Well,. that will
never auiouit to anything in Newber
Ary, and especially in the hands of
th-at fellow." Maybe we haven't
many of that kind of people. I would
that they were fewer. I would that
there were none.
What a glorious world this would
be if we all tried to help each other.
I was thinking along these lines on
S.un'day when I ran across a beautiful
little piece of poetry in the joke oo
umns of one our great Sunday dailies.
I don 't know why it was in the joke
column. It is worth printing and
studying, and memorizing, and I hope
its lofty sentiment. and its rythm. and
the purity of its diction and the beau
ty of its expression will sink into the
hearts of all who read it, or all who
may have read it before and read it
again. It is as follows:
Is It Worth While?
Is it worth while that we jostle a
Bearing his load on the rough road
Is it worth while that we jeer at each
In blaekness of hearti-that we
war to the knife ,
God pity us all in our pitiful strife.
God pity us all as we jostle each other.
-God pardon us all for the triumphs
When a fellow goes down; poor
,Pierced to the heart; words are
keener than steel,
And mightier, far, for woe and for
Were it not well in this brief little
On over the isthmus, down into the
We give him a fish, instead of a ser
Ere folding the hands to be and
For ever and aye; in dust at his
Look at the roses saluting each otiher;
Look at the herds all at peace on
Man. and man only, malkes war on his
And do-tes in 'his heart on 'his peril
Shamed by the brutes that go down
on the plain.
WINE IN ROME.
Romans Sometimes Punish Drinking
Women With Death.
For many centuries the Romans
were water drinkers, th.e favorable
location of bountiful spring now just.
rediscovered having determined t.he
location of the gerat city itself. Wine
was used on important occasions or
as medicine, and women were not ex
peted to drink it. The feeling in
Rome was much toward women wine
bibbers, as it has been until recently
in Europe regarding women who
smoke. At the time of the Christian
era the women drank only sweet wine,
and many are the anecdotes of pun
ishment under the Roman law that
made the family council arbiter of
life or death of the woman who
drank and of her who stole her hus
band 's keys to the wine cellar.
In a vaunting way the Romans for
a long time decried the use of fine
wines. Cato boasted of having par
taken of the same wine as the oars
men. "But then,'' said the speaker,
"Ca to was a queer fellow, who pleas
ed himself by ridiculing luxury.'' It
was unworthy of a.Roman to admire
a choice wine. The Greeks were the
wine producers, as are the French to
day. The finer wines were served at
feasts irr single portions. even at great
dinners. This was the earlier condi
As Rome spread about the world
the wine was distributed throughout
Italy and the greater the conquest of
foreign territory the stronger the
home industry of wine producing.
There is evidently a relationship be
tween the two facts. As the policy
of culture increased luxury spread
and with it the use of wine. Rome
not only slaked its thirst, but had
veitable fountains of wine. The
wars had two results: they care
the soldiers into vine-zrowling connl
ri VIs andit ther brPought to) ITaly1h
skilled vinieultuiris s of the best re
1ifs. .Jos&t' I there 2a\.e been re-:
eentlv in Californiia vine dresses from
lit vifl"C of ilei
ile Wa M rnosti 1lip(rt;li: iii the po
litical relations between Rome *and its
provinces. Rome taught them war,
building, language, and to drink wine.
Gaul prohibited its importation. As
China fears opium and France ab
sinthe. so (he aniien-t elonies feared
ilhe inh11-ientew of wine. Bu th1is feel
ing disappeared when they were an
nexed and beg-an to h assimilated.
And as the colonies increased the
prosperity of the mother country did
likewise and largely through the vine,
whose products found in every new
province an additional field. Love of
wine followed the army and the more
Germany, Dalmatia and Pannonia
drank the more filled were the coffers
,Commencing at 10 a. m.. July 25th,
t1here will be Sunday cu.rrent until
Commiss,ion,ers Pub. Works.
The Veterans Parade.
Git my (1l knapsack, Mary, a. o.
uniform of gray,
Git my battered helmet, Mary, for
J'll need 'em <'l today,
my canteen an' ma leggms; reach
me down my empty gun
For I'm goin' out paradin' with the
boys of sixty-one.
Never mind them blood stains, Mary,
never mind that ragged hole,
That was left there by a bullet that
was seekin' for my soul,
Jest bresh off them cobwebs, Mary,
git the bonnie flag of blue,
For I'm goin' out paradin' with
the boys of sixty-two.
'hese old clothes don't fit me, Mary,
as they did when I was young,
Don't you recollect how neatly to
my manly form they clung?
.ever mind that sleeve that's empty,
let it dangle loose and free,
For I'm goin' out paradin' with
the boys of sixty-three.
Pull my sword belt tighter, Mary, fix
t,hat strap beneath my chin,
I've grown old and threadbare,
Mary, like my uniform and
But I reckon I'll pass muster as I
did in days of yore,
For I'm goin' out paradin' wit-h
the boys of sixty-four.
Now, I'm ready, Mary, kiss me, kiss
,your old sweetheart goodby.
Brush away them tear drops, Mary,
Lord, I didn't think you'Zd cry,
[ amn't goin' out to battle, cheer up,
Mary, sakes alive,
'I'm just goin' out paradin' with
the boys of sixty-five.
-Lawrence Poreber Hext.
The above is so pathetically de
scriptive of the facts that the stanzas
bear repeating each time-the grizzled
survivors of those fast fading batal-I
lionls forgather annually. In the na
ture and order of thingt, these re
unions cannot recur many more years.
Every veteran must have passed his
three seckre years and many have ex
eceeded their four score and some have'
even attained the four score and ten.
The above stanzas accurately de
scribe conditions; empty sleeves and
worn and faded jackets will be in
evidence, telling the story of the her
oism of those "boys of sixty-one,''
of whom Teddy the Terrible has writ
ten: "The world has never seen bet
ter soldiers than those that followed
lce.''-G3. N. Saussey in Savannah
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