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E H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postorice at New
,erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 1909.
There is a work that should bIe
taken up by th e euMbined Chambers
-of Commlerce of Sumter, Columbia,
Charleston, Grecnville, and other
places interested. It is the securing of
chair cars on the various passenger
trains. Day after day one train after
another rolls into Sumter and pulls
out again filled to standing room only
and to discomfort. There is no ,rea
son why the Atlantic Coast Line
should not give us chair cars on the
more important trains, and pressure
should be brought to bear to make it
do so.-Sumter Herald.
The Herald and News and the
Greenville News have been agitating
this for a long time and we had about
reached the conclusion that Sumter
and Manning were indifferent. We
are glad to see that you have waked
up 'and we hope you will arouse your
chamber of commeree. Concert of ac
tion on the part of the patrons of
the road from Charleston to' Green
ville will .do much in securing the at
tention of the railroad people. Let
representatives from the various
chambers of commerce get togetiher
and do something.
"You don't remember I reckon,
said the sour-faceld man, putting his
arms on the show case, "that I bought
a clock of you twenty-five years
"I certainly do not," answered the
elderly jeweler, "but I'll take your
word for it if you say you did."
"Wel. I did. It was twenty-five
years ago last Monday."
"Remember what you paid for it?"
"Yes, I paid you $10."
"Ever had to get it repaired'?"
"It's a pretty good clock, then,
"Oh, yes; the clock is all right.
But I've found out something about
it that you 'didn't tell me.''
"Yes. When I bought it I asked
you how often I'd have to wind it.
You said onee a week.''
"Well, I've just found out that it
will go eight days without winding."
"Certainly; most clocks are eight
day clocks. That's .to allow for your
forgetting to wind it sometimes."
"I never forget to wind it, sir. Reg
ularly every Monday morning for
twenty-five years I've wound that
clock. That makes fifty-two times a
year. If I had known it would go
eight days I would have wounfd it on
the eighth day, and I would have had
to wind it only forty-six times a year.
It takes me about two minutes to
wind it up. I've wasted twelve min
utes every year on the thing. See ! in
twenty-five years IPve put in 300 min,
utes, or five hours, the half of a man's
working day, standing on a chair and
wid\ling up that blamed old clock
when it di'an 't need winding."
"Well," said the stupefied jeweler,
"what do you want me to do about
-"Nothing, sir. I only wanted you
to know it. That 's all. When you
sell an eight-day clock to a man you
ought to tell him it 'N an eight-day
clock. Goodday, sir!"
Straightening himself up and pull
in his hat brim down in front, he
turned on his heel and stalked out of
the store with the air of a man with
a grouch who had freed his mind.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
Whereas, William H. 15endrix
made suit to nie, to grant him Letters
of Administrat-ion of the Estate of
and effects of Catherine E. Hendrix.
*These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Catherine
E. Hendrix, deceased, that they be
and appea.r before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on the 18th day of August, next
after publication thereof, at 11 o 'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Administra
tion should not be granted.
Given. under my hand, this 30th day
of July, Anno Domini, 1909.
Frank M. Sehumpert,
J. P.N. C.
Many a man gets a reputation for
being good-natu-red because he is too
laz to stand up for his rights.
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* THE IDLER. *
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fev days I lve been thinkiii a goi
deal and I have comeX to thle conlusion
that it is best for me not tc, think
th at iS if it ca!n be lheped. Well.
when one has no(thing to 'o it is hard
to keep from thinking aho bi
that p)robal*y it xNwiuldih beSt no0t to
be though-t abliluit and Vet how can you
help it when these thiingi are before
your very eyes and are read of in
every paper you pick up. I am. at
least, not going to try to write all I
I said some time ago that I was go
ing to try mighty hard to persuade
myself that the world is growing bet
ter and I am still trying. Have you,
dear reader, read the daily papers
recently? Have you noticed that col
umn after column every day is but a
recital of all sorts of crime and some
the most horrible? It is eitih-er a
murder or a suicide or some man wlfo
stands well in the community going
down under the temptation to get
rich quick or some man running off with
some otherman's wife or some woman
taking to the woods with some other
woman's husband. Or some trusted
official making way with the funds
entrusted to 'his keeping. In fact if
you are not going wrong it seems that
every one gives you credit for doing
so. What does it all mean? And
then in the face of it all we hear of
more sumptuary legislation than ever
We want to regulate by statute
law not only what we shall drink and
what we shall eat and what we shall
wear but how we shall ride horseback.
I think if they should pass a curfew
law and have it rung in time to bring
the boys and girls in off the street at a
reasonable -hour ievery evening it
would p.robably be more effective and
I do more good in the bringing up of
them in the straight and narrow way
than all the prohibitive laws tha-t
could be placed on the statute books.
But then I know and realize that I am
an old fogy and don't know much
about how things ought to be done.
And it is none of my business so long
as they don '-t botiher me. But to tell
you the truth I sometimes stop in the
midst of my quiet life and ask myself
the question: "Is this me?''"
Suppose we continue to believe that
the world is growing better and the
people are getting more liberal and
are cultivating brotherly love more
and more every day and talk about
something else and see if we can't in
spire every body to nobler purposes
and higher resolves.
There was so much about the scout
cars and the good roads during
the early part of last week that I felt
I had better hide out of the last issue.
I wonder if all this is really going to
do any- good. I hope so. I don't
see. where it can possibly do anyI
harm. Of course if a good road is
built or a road is improved as a re
sult of this fuss it can be used by the
people who have no automobiles as
well as by those who have tihem and
therefore it would seem to me that
it is a movement whie'h should enlist
the co-operation of every citizen so
long as the movement does not cost
anybody anythinig. There is still a.
disposition, just like there was some
fifty or sixty years ago when I was a
boy, to be ready and willing to ge
something for nothing. And why
should the movement not have the
hearty kind word from every one so
long as it is costless.
Seriously speaking I do not see
why all t'he people should not give
their,. encouragement to pathfinders,
wheher they be from the Atlanta
Journal, New York Herald or the Co-'
lumbia Record, so long as the scheme
creates an interset in road improve
ment even if these newspapers do get
a little advertising for thmselves out~
of it. The automobile is here to stay,
at least until the flyin: machine is
perfected, and while .i believe that
will be done I am afraid I am too old
now to hope even to be here to enjoy
it. In the mean time why not every
body get together and help on' the
good roads movement.
The things that I read in the news
papers anid hear of people putting up
as arguments against the proposed
issue of bonds make me so tired thQs
I wish I had never read them or heard
of them. And then I wonder if these
people are really serious or if tihey
do not sit down all to themselves and
laugh at what fools some people are.
And then I wonder if the people v 'll
take them seriously. Well, as I htave
before remarked I neither own a
horse nor a mule nor an ox niar anH
ass nor an automobile and it makes
very little difference to me per
sonally whether vou build any ov d
ur e' 12 :11*0 1111 ( ab uit a1 tfie et
nI arm' l I wil b IIe forrd t"(dI
Bu;itt irnly I wovu1 l b>e to' se old EU
berry take a forward -tep. 1i would
dIo 11V (m Il heart g4od. I hIVe pent
my beszt energies in Iref' bThalf.
A \\-,I\ bac(7k vollder xv,1,11 I wils a1
boy I used to crave to be ar. editor.
I used to sit down anld i my malJHi
tio1 J could '.ee how nlie it. waZ to
have a free ticket to the c''nlcert (r
the theatre or to the b asei ball
grounds or ratier town ball for :ha'
was before the days of ba.e ba:.
Then to have invitations to the pic
nics and to be given the choieo-it of
the good things to eat and to ride on
the railroad without buyinY a ticket.
And I used to read about tho wee
trips which the editors took and how
they got free meals at the hoteis and
0, how I did want to be an e litor.
But I suppose all those nice Chings
have been ehanged and now the editor
ust p! up the cold ca 4, for whIat he
gets just like t'he la'anee of us or
dinary mortals. I judge that must be the
case from what I see in som111 of the
papers. Well if that is the case then
I don't want to be an -editor. If he
can 't exchange his space for some of
these good things without selling his
soul then I don't want any of the ed
tor in mine. Thes;e are strange times
and we do come upon some mighty
,urious things. But it will all come out
right, I reckon, when the accounts are
ll in. And then its none of my busi
ness how anybody runs his business.
I just can 't help talking about
roads. I want to see the country dis
triets built up. Roads are the best
things to do this. I mean roads. Not
the patIhs which some people call
roads. I hope Newberry will take
1old of t'he suggestion I see was made
at Laurens to build a highway from
Columbia to Greenville via Newberry
and Laurens. Then from Newberry
to Greenwood. There should be con
cert of action. If the people who.live
along this road will co-operate this
road can be built and I believe that it
can be done without voting on the
question of issuing bonds. If it is
built so the automobile can go along
it t'he ox and the mule and the ass
and the horse can go there too. Don't
forget that. Maybe if we could get a
road we could induce the city of
Newberry to do something to make the
treets passable. And why not do it
now'? Why wait until some other
route is selected and the main .road is
built around us. That is what we have
done on th~e railroad situation.
Alderman Green has got his bridge
in College street acros3 Scott's creek
well under way and it will be ready
for use very soon. That's the way
to do things. Go aihead and do them.
Now let Alderman Green get in be
ind that park for Newberry. If iny
suggestion is not going to be adopted
and there is no prospect of the dona
tion why not organize a park associa
tion and get the land on either side
of the North fork of Scott 's creek
from the railroad to the Calhoun
street and turn it into a park. It
would make an ideal one.
The suggestion to take the old court
house for a Y. M. C. A. is a good one
and I do hope the plan can be put
through. It will accomplish the rest
room idea and the library idea and
the auditorium idea at the same time
be a great hellp to the young men of
this community. Now I hope tshere will
be no knockers on t=his proposition,
but there will be unanimity of action.
I cannot see where there will be any
special privileges in this proposition
but look out if some fellow doesn 't
find a scheme in it somewhere.
As to Mnzzling Dogs.
Has tihe ordinance relating to the
muzzling of dogs been .repealed'? If
it has not, why-do they live on the
streets of the town without muzzles
on? I fear that some other mother's
child is going to be sacrificed to t:he
canines unless more prudence is exer
cised. If the muzzle is worth anything
the ordinance intended to be a pro
tection for our citizens ought to be
Bids will be received until 5 o'elo<-k
P. M. August l'7th, 1909, by F. N.
Martin, Chairman, for the remodeling
of the Pope Building at Newberry, S.
C., according to plans prepared by
Shand & Lafaye, Architects, Colum
bia, S. C. Bids to be accompanied by
certified check for .$100.00 as a guar
antee that if awarded the work, con
tract will be executed and Surety
Company Bond given for $1,000.00.
Plans and specifications may be ob
tained from Architects uponl a de
posit of $10.00 as a a-uarantee of their
s'fe return. The Board of Trustees
reserves t'he rigrht to re.ject any or
all bids. F. N. Martin.
AT THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE
A Gathering Largely Attended and
Enjoyable, As Were Also the
(Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D.)
The Co>kesbuiryv Districrt Conference
11hiS Year wd. held at Z;i-1n chare"i).
jnur miiles out irin l'ro'Ijeriiy. lIn
Newbrv ry couity there nre over lwo--)
I1Ulalo (l lN(ni11e1 of h( it 'dist
ehiure-h and of these 608 persons hold
their membership in Prosperit v
charge. In this eharge Zion is the
largest ehurch, having a membership
of nearly four hundred. And so it
was in this thickly settled comamunity
that about fifty pastors and laymen
met, really out in the country, to hold
the annual session. During the daily
sessions the forest around was full of
carriages and buggies with their im
mense number of horses and mules,
such an ar.ray as I have not seen in
many a day. And it took all of these
to convey the multitudes who came
to attend theservices.Others will write
about the conference sessions, I wish
to writp about the people and other
The singing was conducted with a
heartiness and life which was very
refreshing. They fortunately have a
number of young ladies who can play
the organ and three of these are reg
ularly enlisted. Miss Connelly and
Miss Marie Counts are always on
hand and play well, and just 'iow
Miss Tillie Warner, a professoress in
a Georgia college, is at home visiting
her parents who live right near and
helps in the music, while Mr. Pierce
Harmon and M-. Pink Cromer and
about twenty young men and ladies
join in and really make a fine choir.
Of course once at the church we re
mained all day, yes, all day until 5
o'clock in the evening. So dinner was
served on the grounds and such
stacks of fine bread and biscuit you
can well imagine, and immense quan
tities of fried chicken and other good
things. The only thing lacking, at
least for me, was coffee. I don't see
why our good people can't understand
that a cup of hot coffee on a hot day
is very refreshing.
Church people are models for a
merry, joyful, but peaceable crowd,
and the large numbers who gathered
at Zion church on this oecasion fully
sustained this repute..
I was entertained at the pleasant
home of Mr. Bennett A. Connelly,
where the whole family joined in
making me feel comfortable. I wish
to thank the son, young Mr. Connelly,
for conveying me to and from t'he
station. He drives a fine mule, but
it couldn 't measure legs with that
hghheaded old gray mule which
raised such a dust and would never
let us get ahead.
One afternoon we went over to Mr.
J. B. Connelly's to eat watermelon,
and such a fine one it was. It was the
first I bad eaten this season and put
such a .fine taste in my mouth that I
have wanted melon ever since. Mir.
Connelly is a pleasant, smiling gen
teman and I am sorry 'he and his
melon patch dre so far away.
Well, district conferences are all
right, no doubt, but I do remember
that Solomon says that something is
a "weariness to the flesh,'' and if he
were here now he could say, "Of
agents and much talking at District
conference there is no end, and the
whole t'hing is a weariness to the
flesh.'' Seven regular agents and two
or t'hree extras were before the con
ference and talked, some very good
and a few missed the mark entirely.
We had two sermons which were
splendid and worthy of any occasion.
Rev. D.r. Cook, of Ninety Six, and
Rev. Dr. Sled, of Greenwood, did cer
tainly glorify the Gospel of Christ
and show the fine effects of careful
And now a note by the way. On
my return to Prosperity I called at
the home of Mr. Lee Bowers, where
had the pelasure, after many years,
of meeting Prof. Thornwell Haynes,
whose excellent wife is a daughter of
Mr Bowers. Mr. Hay.nes, a graduate
of Wofford c"llege, has had a dis
tinguished career, first as a teacher
in this State and then for a number
'of years as United States Consul in
France and in the Orient. He now
returns to ~his loved vocation as a
I am glad I went to the conferer"-e
and to Zion church, I am, as I 'hope,
fhe better for it.
The clock had struck 12 and the
sleepless one counted the strokes and
turned on his pillow wearily. As the
last echo died away came the sound
of a voice far down the street-the
voice of some late homegoer, f.orgetful
that a sleeping world lay about him,
absorbed only with the joy of his own
tiouhts, unconscious perhaps that he
sang at all. Nearer he came; clear,
rich. young, vibrant with life rose the
voe- quick. firm steps. forming a
rhythmical accomnpanliment. W:bat the
song was the listener did not know;
lie could not distinguish the words.
an th tune melodious and piercing
$1275 To Washinj
August 18th, 1909, got
tember 2nd, 1909
Composed of day coac
ing cars will be
Special Train l
Lv. Augusta 2:45 p. m.
Lv. Warrenville 3:15 p. m.
Lv. Graniteville 3:18 p. m.
Lv. Vaucluse 3:25 p. m.
Lv. Aiken 11:30 a. m.
Lv. Edgefield 2:30 p. m.
Lv. Trenton 3:48 p. IP.
Lv. Johnston 4:00 p. m.
Lv. Wards 4:10 p. In.
Lv. Ridge Springs 4:17 p. In.
Lv. Monetta 4:15 p. m.
Lv. Batesburg 4:30 p. n.
Lv. Leesville 4:35 p. m.
Lv. Lexington 5:05 p. m.
Lv. Columbia 6:05 p. m.
A Rare Opportunity to Visit the
Weeks in the East.
DON'T MISS THIS UNE
SFor Pullman Reservations and Co
ern Railway Ticket Agents, or
J. L. MEEK,
Asst. Geni. Pass. Agt.,
sweet, w as strange to him. Perhaps
it was a sentimental ballad, inspired
by a sweetheart to whom the singer
just said farewell; perhaps it was a
song of adtion, of hope, of anticipa-.
tion, expressive of youth 's dreams.
The listener was not musically gifted
and co'uld not interpret. He only
knew that t-be song, now joyous and
high, dropped to a minor, pathetic
strain and in its refrain rose again
to a lilt of triumph. He knew, too,
that suddenly, in some way that he
understood not, a door was opened
that had long been closed. Old dreams
came back, aspirations of youth, nev
er, alas, filled; faces, half forgotten,
that had once made a part of life,
came out of the dark and smiled at
him in the old-time way; visions once
:herished of the future he had never
found swept before him as a pana
rame of a life not his own, yet, as he
ne, really of his own life outg-rown.
"Joel Chandler Harris,'' said an
'Atlantan, "used to write comic news
Ipaper editorials. Sometimes he made
fui' of rival editors in them, too.
"Simon Simpson, .a rival editor in
Mobile, having been made fun of,
wrote angrily in his rag:
" 'Joel Harris has been getting off
some cheap wit at. our expense.'
"Joel, on reading this, grabbed his
pen and dashed off quick ps a flash
for next day's issue:
" 'It must have been cheap, Simon,
to be at your expense.' ''-Pittsburg
The Hero of the Game.
Mr. Phan (roaring from the top of
the stairs) -Mildred! What is that
young man doing down there so late?
Mildred (sweetly)-He 's just dop
i-ng out how the teams will finish for
Mr. Phan (mollified)-All right.
Tell him to take his time, not over
lookig p)ast performances and the
possibility of a slump. and when he
gcts done he can compare with my list
behind th r-lor-k on the hook ease.
ton, D. C.. $12J15
)d returning until Sep
. Cheap rates to
ies and Pullman sleep
operated on the
.ound Trip Rate Round Trip Rate
to Washington to Norfolk
ii.6o 9. 90
... ..........8:5 a.flm.
.NO CHANGE GF CARS.
National Capital and Spend Two
mplete Information, apply to South
W. E. McGEE,
Trav. Pass. Agt.,
Table of Values.
"Now, children,'' commanded the
austere instructor in advanced arith
metic, "you will reci,te in unison the
table of values.''
Thereupon the pupils repeated in
"Ten mills make a trust.
" Ten trusts make a combine.
" Ten combines make a merger.
"Ten mergers make a magnate.
"One magnate makes the money.''
-Chicago Daily Socialist.
The Modern Play.
"A Play,'' remarked the theatrical
manager, "is like a cigar.''
"What's the answer?'' inquired
thbe innocent reporter.
"If it's good,'' explained the man
ager, "every one wants a box and -
if it 's had no amount of puffing will
make it draw.''-Bystande.r.
New Hiding Place.
These great caves just discovered
in Arizona will be agreeable substi
tutes for the tall timber in certain
imminent political emergencies.-St.
'Comrades H. H. Counts, G. W.
Mayer, and B. F. Sheely will please
call on undersigned at once and re
ceive t'heir Crosses of Honor.
0. L. Schumpert,
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