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E. Ii. AULL, EDITOR.
tered at the Postoftice at New
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, August 17, 1909.
BEGGING THE QUE2TION.
The followin is fron our esteemed
local cotemporary, the Newberry Ob
Other Pe-ple's Businesa
Our esteemed cotemporary the
Daily Mail carries sixty inches of
whiskey ads. Evidently he doesn't
"take it out in trade"-not all of it,
The Herald and News is carrying
about thirty inches of whiskey ads.
and at regular advertising rates. If
t.e Obscrver -onscientiously thinks it
is w1.1ong to do it then it is wrong for
the, Observer to do it. But if anybody
else desires to carry such ads we do
not see where it is any of the Ob
server's business, unless it is empow
ered with a press censorship. Neither
do we see where it is any of the Ob
server's business whether those pa
per- which carry whiskey ads "take
it At in trade' or get easb. for their
ads. We see some other papers in this
state besides the Mail that carry a
pretty good line of whiskey ads. Had
vou noticed that? They reach your
desk as frequently as the Mail, too.
Herald and News.
The Observer simply stated the
fact that the Mail had 60 inches of
whiskev ads, and expressed no opin
ion w'hatevcr about the wrong or the
riglht of it. Then it added as the next
sentence, which was intended as a
joke. and we have no reason to be
lieve it was taken by the Mail in any
other way. The Observer never jokes
except with its friends: and when we
take a privilege of this sort and give
offense, we are ready to apologize
to the one offended.
But what has The Herald and News
to do with it? Its name was not
mentioned in any shape or form, ei
ther directly or by implication. The
Mail is able to speak for itself. It is
-eertainly none of The Herald and
The Herald and News has always
<eonsidered itself the friend of the
Observer, and we desire to assure the
Observer that it is privileged to joke
We want to admit that it was none
of ou.r business. That is the point
we were driving at. It was none of our
business, nor was it the business of
The Herald and News and the Ob
server having agreed, and it being
the business of none of us. jokes are
But isn't the Observer begging the
BEGGNG THE QUESTION.
The following is from our esteemed
local e.otemporary, the Newberry Ob
That Mile of Road.
The Observer says that "'they say'
that the mile of road worked under
the direction of the government ex
pert "is in worse fix than it was be
fore'' it was worked. Who is "they
say?'' And would it not have been
much more in keeping with a spirit
of fair discussion for the Observer to
have gone out and seen that road for
himself than to have taken the word
of "'they say?'' It is very close to
the city. It would have taken very
}ittle time. But then it is not sup
posed that any one will engage in a
fair discussion on the ''bond '' ques
tion.-Herald and News.
The Observer has neither the time
nor the means to go out and ;erify
everything that any one says: but we
are careful to be as accurate as the
A man whose wvord we had no rea
son to doubt made the statement
quoted. We do not care to lug him
-into this discussion, but his name can
be obtained by any one interested in
knowingr it. At any rate the state
ment was quoted in good faith by the
Obrerver, and we presume was be
lieved by t.he man who made it. We
certainly 'had no reason to think oth
There are enough arguments against
a $300,000 bond issue without resort
ng to unfair discussion, even were
we disposed to do that-and we are
The Observer having no dlefence as
to its a ttack ,n thle mile of grovern
men ra d-- i.tcld hav .oe
troversy wLith the ';bserver.
ut, i' this beg-ging. th qneStion ?
BEGGING THE QUESTION.
The fllowinr is from our esteemed
ciotemNorar. the Newberrv Observer:
There Are Others.
The Observer wants to see a man
in the .overlor's ollice who will see to
it I1hat1 the 'law is enforedii f i1 1 akes
a h4ndred tTosand uoliars to do it.
Wh'le matter w\ith he \ -.
.ell We thught you tought he was
a nan after your own heart. And
isn't the law bein-o enforced?-Her
ald and News.
Who said there was anvthing the
matter with Ansel? And who said
he was a man after our own heart?
Is the law being enforced? Who
said it is or isn't ?
Ansel is not going to be governori
Wouldn't vou like to see a man in
the governor's office who will see to
it that the law is enforced?
We are agreed with the Observer
OIL one point; neither Gov. Ansel nor
anybody else is going to be governor
always. But we were talking about the
present-day conditions and the Ob
server's attitude in the last guberna
torial election. There being no con
troversv between us-because we have
no desire to discuss events that may
transpire along towards the dawn of
the millennium-wo are agreed. But
isn't the Observer begging the ques- I
The campaign in Spartanburg on
the good roads issue is getting to be
very interesting. The advocates on
both sides are waxing warm. The
same old arguments are being used
against the bonds that we have heard
for a long time. The good roads ad
vocates have a live committee and
are waging a vigorous campaign. It
means much for~Spartanburg or any
other county to take a forward move
ment like voting bonds for the build
ing of roads. The county that does
it first will be a long ways in the lead
in the march of progress. The move
ment is here to stay and the county
or State that holds back is only de
laying in the march. We ought to
~have in this State a commissioner of
highways and get the movement .or
ganized as it should be.
We notice from the Qrangeburg
papers that the police of that city
have raided all the soe.ial clubs and
in some of them there was booze
found and in some there was nothing
found. It has probably always been
thus. The police seem to be getting
active in the communities where there
are dispensaries while the dispensa
ries are closed.
That club in the skyscraper is on
the twelfth fioor and we are told that
the police went up. that high but were
unable to find anything.
The good roads leagu.e in this coun
ty should have organized and made a
vigorous c.ampaign on the road elec
tion to take place in this month.
There is really no organized effort to
explain to the people just what is
proposed and some of them have very
queer notions on the subject..
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* THE~ IDLER. *
Dear Idler :-I wish to ask you a
few questions only, vou can answer
them if you wish, or throw them in
the waste basket. I ask you. because
on seem to be better posted than
most of us.
1st. Why not put a nice fouintain)
on the new court hjouse square? Don't
you think it would addl to the beauty
of it anld to thie towni?
2nd. Why not put a row of cannas
aong the walk between th'e Cirotwell
Hotel and the new court house to
Thompson street ? It wvould add to
the beauty very much.
3rd. Why not pass an ordinance r
quiring all property owners to keep
the pavements in front of their res
idences clean of grass, weeds, etc.?
'4th. Why not pass an ordinance to
compell property owners to cut down
ill weeds, etc., on vacant lots, on up
per Main street and other streets?
.)th. Whyi~ no;t pass ani or(lillance, or
entoree the one wve have. to( pro)tec't
tle citzen whof~ 'V have ta ken down
Cour. hlul.u rounds7
1L. Iow about so 1nallV dous run
nin on the streels without muzzles?
Has the time expired ?
8th. How about bicycles on the
pavements? Has that ordinance been
9th. Is Ihere any '1rdiiatnce regrard
i the Speed1 atoluobil(e in the
101t. loII n11 y earsl yet the tax
payers have to pay on the defunt
(. C. C. Railroad?
11th. Who owns the old court
house square ? The city or the coun
ty ? If the county owns it, as I heard
a merchant say the oilier day, that
the county owned it, that being true,
how can anyone prevent the farmers
and others from using it as a stopping
place for their wagons, buggies, etc.?
I don 't hear of the merchants kicking
12th. Keep up your fight for the
park, either th Ij- Johnstone woods, or
from Nance street to the Werber
biridge. Either one would be fine, thi
(itv certainly needs it.
Well, Idler. I think I have asked
you elough'i questions. So will let up
ol Vou. ours,
The above was handed me by the
editor, but the name does not ae
company the communication, and I
believe it is a rule in newspaper ofAi
ees not to print anonymous articles,
but then maybe the editor knows who
it is, and is keeping the name as an
evidence of good faith. Well, it makes
,mighty little difference to me whether
I know the name of the questioner or
not, and if the editor is willing to let
'er go it suits me, for "Wire Grass''
is asking some mighty i iteresting
questions, and they are not libellous
either, but they come right (own to
the point, and I am going to take
them up in order. only I wish that
there were not so many all at onee.
1. Now a nice fountain on the
new court house square would be al
right. but don't. you think a nice
fountain on the old court house square
would be much nicer and serve more
people? That is, of course, if we are
ever able to get rid of the wagon
yard and the feed stables that now
ornament these beautiful grounds. Of
course, it would be ice, but I want to
see one out on the public square and
that square fixed up before we orna
ment with a fountain the new cou.rt
house square. You might with a foun
tain in the new court house square
remnove the watermelon eaters and the
feeding of horses and the hitching of
wagrons, to these beautiful grounds.
2. Those cannas have not been
planted along here for the reason
that city council has not yet had time
to put down that cement walkway
and the wagons are still using it as
a wagon road, not a street, but a plain
old country road without any attempt
even to beautify or work. No, no,
they have quit working the streets
and of course as this is some day,
we know not when, to be made a
beautiful wal kway it is useless to
wvork it. The policy now is never
do this week what von e.an promise
to do next week. I would suggest that
the civie association lanlht a row of
cannas along this walk ( ?) way and
see that some other flowers are plant
ed and we can get the walk way
built next week, or promised.
4. Why of course that would be
too much like work and work that
was not necessary except to kinder
satisfy the aesthetic taste of persons
of the kind similar to "Wire Grass,''
and what's the use. Why those weeds
are supposed to be ornamental, any
way, and I do not see hiow '"Wire
Grass" can want to see cannas planted
on the court house walk way and
then ini the same breath want to pass
ani ordinance to require citizens to
cut down t hese ornamental flowers
off their vacant lots. Better pass an
ordinance that it is contrary to the
good morals and health of this com
munitv for these lots to be vac.ant
and reqIuire the owners thereof im
mediately to erect thereon handsome
residences, whether it suits ?1 ir con
venence or not. It is a public neces
sitv. See ?
3. This question is in conflict with
No. 4. Don 't you see that these cows
could help to clean the weeds and
other tl.ings out of these lots out in
Main street, if you will just let them
have free access. But "'w let me
ask you a question. Don t you hon
estly think it would be better to en
force the ordinances we have rather
than flee t.o others we knvv not of?
or words to that effect and meaning?
There is a State law whmc> requi res
every one to keep his cattle on his
wnpremises and if he doesn't why
hen von41 enni 11rr est th rc attl Ithat
1,bun 4k(1 1 . I eliev there'' is no hi
memIIber of the leg1i-lahIunr tlV.ryn to
make the astok law nnnev to chick
ens bi It fI Ilcd. nell. nwll, -t rile
tell Vou that law Should have )a'ssed
and that statesman tried to be a bcne
I told you that tee uiTes e. are
t: g0od for me( to alISwer ;11l t IMnce.
I am 11t1 11. to wr,iting o muh
:i11V 114- Z11a141 I alm afraid I wwild
iet mixcd it I triel to d( too 1mu16
all at nIIce. E-:specially t.hose C,e4e
IvCr oi0 hr old oirt 1ou10e -(Junarve. I
will have to have time to consider
those things that aro s1 11mmentouS.
That are fraught with such fearful
consequences. It requires careful
study and serious consideration. I
will continue my observations in re
ply to these questions through severol
"They say," that's good. I believe,
when vou want to be undecided, or
well-I heard a gentleman say the
other day, or rather the editor told
ine lie heard a man say that he was
informed that the aldermen of the
wards 3 and 4 had done some mighty
fine work out towards the knitting
mill and the Mollohin manufacturing
company. And that it was needed,
too. Well, there is nothing like
keeping the weeds down.
Resolutions of Red Men and Poca
hontas Upon the Death of
While we realize that the earthly
life is but a preparation for the life
to come, yet, even in the ease of one
who has passed the allotted span,
death easts a heavy shadow through
which those who were bound by earth
lv ties must walk. Where -one is
,et down in the vigor of youth, with
the promise of a long and usefl life
ahead, it is doubly sad, and to finite
minds mysterious. We know, however,
that the God of the universe is a just
and merciful God, and., while He
''moves in a mysterious way His
wonders to perform,' His decrees are
inspired by that divine wisdom
which has created all things, and are
tempered with that divine love w;hich
gave His only begotten Son to pass
through Gethsemane''s agony and the
crucifixion on Golgotha'.s hill.
Within the passing of a second
Charles Williams was hurled from
earth into the presence of the God
who gave him the life wbhich was ta
ken. His two weeks' vacation from
the Newberry Cotton Mills, of which
he was an employee, which had just
begun the day before, was lengthened
into a vacation for all eternity.
Charles Williams had just ap
proached the state of manhood, be
ing about twenty-one years of age.
A human life, however, is not meas
ured by years. Its gauge is t.he good
which he who has lived it has done in
the world. We rejoice ini the fact that
Charles Williams had lived a life
which had been a preparation for
earthly death and the higher life to
come. A life that may be held up
as an example to~ his fellow work
men, whatever vocation one may
have followved, is a life that is
well wvorth having been lived, and
such was the life of Charles Williams.
He was a consistent member of the
WestEndBaptist church and one of
the ostactive members of the
Baraea class of the First Baptist
church, having been on his way to at
tend a meeting of this class when
death overtook him. By nature gen
erous, wit.h a loving and genial dis
position, and with a big heart which
was loyal and true, he made warm
friends and held them.
Resolmved, That in the death of
Charle~s Williams. Bergell Tribe, No.
24, Improved Order of Red Men, and
Cateehee Council, No. 4. Degree of
Pocahonta.s, have sustained a be
reavement which is deeply felt, and
:hat his presence will be missed in
Resolved, That we extend our sym
pathy to the bereaved family.
Resolved, That a page in our min
ute book be inscribed to his memory,
that a copy of these resolutions be
seut to) the family of the deceased,
and that they be published in the
By order of Bergell Tribe, No. 24.
and Cateechee Council, No. 4.
Cole L. Blease,
.Johin K. Aull,
C. G. Blease,
Committee Bergell Tribe.
0. (1. Smith,
J. M. Guin,
Committee Cateechee Council.
''Can he sing weil''
'Well. I'll tell you. He offered to
sing the baby to sleep the other night
ad his wife said. 'No. let her keep
How to Free Cattle a.nd Pastures
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There are f.'or practical methods
that fm be e:loyed in treeinP cat
ie and pa-i onn-- uf Texa ! fver ticks:
(l lPie*king r bru JIOig the lil jtks;
wj Iill a iieing stthaijtn: I o dipi
Oing the --ticky' animals in a vxat
(oItain11i1g, a soltitioni capable of kill
ing the ticks without injury to the
cattle; (4) a systematic pastUre rota
tion whereby the ticks are eliminated
.by changing the cattle to one pas
ture after another, allowing the ticks
to drop off, and preventing new ticks
from getting on the cattle.
In sections where there are large
herds and ranches, dipping or spray
ing on a large scale las been success
fully earied out, either aloune or in
conjunction with pasture rotation
while in other sections. where the
cattle on farms consists of onlv a few
head, hand dressing with oil has been
1 found to be the most practical plan.
The nethods above sugoested. there
fore, apply to different sections of
the country, and the stockman or
farmer should select the one which is
best suited to his particular ease.
Picking or Brushing of the Ticks.
Where the herd is small the ticks
may be picked off by hand or scrap
ed off with a dull knife or curry
comb. This should be done at least
three times a week in order to re
move all the large ticks before they
mature and fall off, as by this system
the smaller ticks which at first escape
d1etection will be found before they
'are fully developed. After removal
the ticks should be destroyed. pre
ferable by burning. Care should be
taken to go over the animals thor
oughly, and after once going over
they should not be neglected, as
tick, may be picked up from time to
time. If this work is thoroughlv done
and no ticks allowed to fall off and
lay eggs from June 1 to the end of
November, the cattle will 'be free
from ticks and the pastures cleai.
Smearing or Spraying.
Greasing the animals all over thor
oughly with cotton-seed oil, fish oil,
or BeaumVnt ttrude petroleum will
assist in preventing the ticks from
getting upon them and de'stroy the
ticks already on -them. This method
is practicable when only a few ani
mals are to be treated. A mixture of
1 gallon of kerosene, 1 gallon of cot
ton-seed oil, and 1 pound of sulphur
has proved effcetive when used two
or three times a week during the tick
season. It s'hould be applied wit!h a
sponge, syringe, brush, mop, or
Where a large number of cattle are
to ae treated, but not enough to war
rant building a vat, spraying has giv
en good results. The necessa'ry equip
ment consists of a force pump such
as is used by orchardists for spray
,.ing trees, with a b-irrel in a wagon
'or on a platform and a hose with
an ordinary nozz i. A 20 per cent
emulsion of Beauntont oil or a 5 per
cent solution of a.17 of the standard
coal-tar dips may be usedl. The spray
ings should be continued throughout
the whole season and if thoroughly
done will leave the cattle and pas
tures free for the following year.
FDipping :in a Vat.
Where a large nomber of animals
are to be treated, dipping in a vat is
a convenient andl effective method.
Beaumont crude petroleum is con
sidered the most satisfactory dip
and may he u~sed either alone or in
a 20 per c-ent emnision. Animals that
have been (lipped in the oil, especially
during warm weather, should not be
driven a.ny great distance immedi
ately afterwards, and should be pro
vided with shade and an abundance
This system of eradication appeals
to many fa.rmers and should be fol
lowed whenever practicable or condi
tions will p)ermit. It consists in plac
;ing ticky animals in a small pasture
gforj a p)eriod of 20 days. During that
time a consiBerable nu-nber of tieks
will drop off. Then transfer the eat
.tle to a second small pasture for an
'othe.r 20 (lays, a?d if all of the ticks
have not dlropp)ed off, still to another
pa.ture. If the full time has been
usedl. 60 (lays wvill have been consum
ed and stock is then ready to be
placed on tick-free pasture. The ob
.ject of moving cattle from pasture
to pasture at intervals of 20 days is
to cause all the ticks to drop off
animals from becoming infested
and a.t the same time to prevent the
again with young, o.r seed, ticks.
Twenty days is less than the short
est time withir. whi.eh seed ticks
will appear from eggs laid by ticks
that d rop iff, and all of the ticks
Iif'emI :n t' animals will hav'e
Full jinoration as :o how to g-et
rid o the tieki. including directions
i: t ireplaratiolu of dips and !prays
tie arrangemtvrient oi pastures. ete. ally
be obttained free on applicati4n to
the Bureau of Animal Industry. De
partment of Agriculture, Washing
ton. D. C.
DOES THE COLLEGE
The question has of: ciibeen r%ii'a ised
ihroughmiout the United States, '-Does
tie eolleo'e g-raduate "lit into life?'
Hlowever. attention is here called to
the fact that the question is never
raised concerning the graduates of
a technical college such as the Geor
(ia School of Technology. On the
contrary, it is a "question'' of how
to fill the demand, for it is a fact
that the demand is greater than the
supply of technically trained young
men, and it is to train our Southern
boys for exactly this opportunity
that the Georgia School of Technolo
gy is strivmg.
The new era of prosperity and de
velopment in the South which is so
widely and enthusiastically predicted
by the leading men of the country, is
purely technical and textile, and the
riclie;t rewards await the young men
most capably trained to "fit" into
ihe demand. The Georgia School of
Technology is better prepared and
equipped than ever before in its his
tory, offering advanced courses in
Mechanical, Textile, Electrical and
Civil Engineering, Chemistry and Ag
riculture. The cost is very rea
sonable, placing within the reach
of any ambitious young man
knowledge which enables him to take
full advantage of a period of unpre
cedented opportunities. Write at
once for illustrated catalog, ete., to
K. G. Matheson. President, Atlanta,
TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that, at 9
o'clock A. M. on the 27th inst., in
the office of the Clerk of Court, we,
the undersigned, Jury Commissioners,
for Newberry County, S. C., will
openly and publicly draw the names
of thirty-six men who shall serve as
Petit Jurors, for the Court of Com
mon Pleas which will convene at
IN'ewberry, S. C., Sept. 13th, 1909.
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Coin. for Newberry Co., S. C.
Aug. 16th, 1909.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The partnership heretofore existing
between L. M. Player and J. C. Sam
'ple, under t:he firm name of L. M.
Player and Co., has been dissolved by
mutual consent, Mr: Sample selling his
interest to Mr. G. W. Coward. All
accounts due the firm of L. M. Player
and Co., will be paid to t'hem. All ob
ligations due by L. M. Player and Co.
will be paid by the new firm. The
business will be continued at the same
stand under t.he firm name of L. M1.
Player and Co.
L. M. Player.
J. C. Sample.
On the Stage.
He-'"Did you know I had become'
She-'"No. All I heard was that
you had gone on the stage.''-New
An Uphill Fight.
" Any parlor socialists at your
"Yes; but they ain't making much
headway against the dining room
OHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR-.
Schedule in effect May 3L. 10i.
Lv. Newberry(C N & 1.; ~235 p.i.
Ar'. Laur-ens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:3's p.:2.
Ar'. Greenville 4:00) p-.
Lv. Lauren.s 2:3. p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hlendersoville . ~:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:30 p.m.
[Lv. Laurens (C & W Ci 2:32 p.m.
IAr. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be
tween Augusta~ and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays. leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de -
partures, as well as connections with
other compan'es, are zlven as f.
muation, and are not turned
Aug aSta, Ga.
Geo. T. Bryan,
Gmenvine.< S. C..