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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
'Entered at the Postoffice at New
rry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, September 14, 1909.
Don't pay any attention to what
sqme one tells you what somebody
said about you. If 'he isn't man
enough to tell you so to your face,
he isn t worth wasting time over.
The trouble is so many people tell
you -to your face that they are true
and tried friends and talk entirely
differently to other people. Of course,
the best way is to pay no attention to
it but it would ,be better still that
you were not told about it.
And in the meantime the public is
feverishly awaiting President Taft's
answer to the "What is Whiskey'"
This is an academic question with
us. Sin-ee we don't have any in this
ary country of ours what difference
does it make whether the question is
ever answered. And then when you
and the other prdhibi-tionists stop us
from using tobacco it is hard to tell
what we will do.
Says the Gaffney Ledger: "What a
paradise this world would be if every
body would attend to their own busi
ness and let other folks' business
alone.'' Even so, brother, even so.
But we fear this world will never be
a paradise.--Daily Mail.
The trouble abou.t the whole mat
ter would be that it would throw so
many people ouit of employment.
The Confederate Infirmary in Co
lumbia, or the Old Soldiers' Home,
has now fifty old soldiers in it. Under
the act of the legislature establishing
the home, two were -to be admitted
from each county, which wou-ld have
made eighty-four; 'bere is, therefore,
room for thirty-four more. The Board
of Commissioners have decided that
on Ocetober 1. the Home will be
thrown open to any Confederate vet
eran v ho comes from his county Pen
sion ) ard with his blank application
properly filled out, regardless of the
minimum of two from each coun,ty.
Blank forms will be furnis'hed for
pension boards, oar to old soldiers, on
application to David Cardwell, Chair
man~of the Boa*rd, Columbia. If there
are any Confederate soldiers in this
county who desire to go to the Home,
they may make application as here in
dieasted. So'far as we are informed
there is only one from this county.
We notice from the Greenville and
Anderson papers that the suggestion
to change the schedule on the train
leaving Greenville at 9.30 o'clock for
Colum.bia, so as to have it leave at
6 or 6.30 a. m., does not meet with
their approval. There has been no de
moand on the part of Greenwood for
the "short dog'' running to Green
wood, and if it could get nothing else,
we .are satisfied it would suit Green
-wood better to have this train come
down earlier in the morning and the
other go back later in the afternoon,
and it does seem that a train running
exclusively between Gree'nville and
Anderson ought to satisfy the people
in that section, and that they ought
to be willing to let the train come on
Such a change of schedule as we
suggested, we believe, will satisfy a
large majority of the people along the*
line between Columbia and Greenville,
and while it does not give any addi
tional trains, we cannot see how it
could impair the service between
Greenville and Anderson. and we hope
that our friends in Greenville and
Anderson will be willing to take into
consideration the wishes of the pa
trons below Belton.
The extension of the Pullman service
as suggested. to Greenville on the morn
ing and night trains would add very
much to the comfort and conveniencee
of the through travel, and with these
improvemenlts we are sure the people
of this communityv would he satisfied.
THE IDLER. *
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The weather continues dry and the
crops are damaged very much, but,
do you know, that if the seasons had
kept up we would have had a bumper
crop in this county, and as it is I do
not believe the crop is going to ,be s
powerfully short. Somehow or other
t'he average farmer has come to be a
powerful complainer and he complains
when it rains and when there is no
.rain. And yet this hot and dry weath
er has damaged the crop very mueh.
You see I was a farmer once my
self, in the long, long ago, but I grew
old, moved to town and now I can only
tell the farmers what to do and what
not to do. I want them to quit so much
complaining. I know they have their
trials and tribulations but they have
less cause to complain than any other
class of our citizens. That is my ob
servation. And yet they do complain
more than any other. Now I want
them to quit. To stand up like men
and be men. Everything depends on
them and they should appreciate the
importance and dignity of their pro
One thing is pretty sure. We have a
good crop of corn in this county this
year and that means more meat
ihogs, chickens, turkeys. and every
thing good to ea-t.
I notice from the papers that Aome
of these fellows who never plowed a
furrow in their lives are going around
making speeches on farming and tell
ing the people what and how to do.
Next thing they-will be running for of
flee on the platform of the farmers and
the farmers will vote for them instead
of some deserving fellow wiho is really
one of themselves. Well, I reckon it
has always been this way and will
continue to the end.
Now, I want to give a little advice.
The cotton crop is short. Last year
there was a big crop. No surplus to
amount to anything was brought over.
T-he crop this year is sure to be short
-a good deal less than t!he annual
consumption. In fact when this crop
is gathered there will not be enough
cotton jn the world to keep the spin
dles running until the next crop is
made. Apply a little common sense.
Do you think cotton can possibly go
below 12 cents, un-less forced there
by speeulation. Now, you farmers
hold the key to the situation. Don't
sell below 12 cents. The miriimum
fixed by the Farmers Union is 15
ents. I believe it will go there and
certainly would if thbe farmers do
not rush it on the market. But don 't
sell below 12 cents.
I was once a farmer myself and
I sympathize with the farmers. Per
sonally it makes no difference to me
excep.t that I am' interested in seeing
our rural districts build up and the
sccess of the farmers is the way to
do it. We want good roads, good
schools, better churches, then we want
to see the farmer making money. If
'he does the will be willing to help pay
*for these things himself. If he is not
making money he is sour, and disa
greeable and opposed to all progress.
~Success is a great panacea for
many of the ills of human nature. The
man who is succeeding in his business
or his work is always more contented,
and in better humor than the man
who is all the time eramped and can'
meet his obligations promptly. The
farmer in this country can soon, if he
will, be independent and, therefore,
happy and contented.
The Idler would like to be a farm
er. I know how but did not realize
what a great privilege it is to be an
independeut farmer until now I am
too old to start at anything. Then
in my young days there were not the
advantages in country life that there
aie to-day. The telephone puts you in
lose touich with all the world. The
rural delivery of mail gives you the
mail every dey. It is easy, for every
farmer to have water works and elec
tric lights in his house. Wha.t else
could be desired except bet.ter roads.
These will come whether the farmer
'wants them or niot and it is p)ast my
understa nding w'hyv any fa rmer would
oppose any method to secure better
roads. Well, they will come. The truth
is the farmer of this county as a rple
has never been progressive. You know,
I believe that in this county wve could
mae more corn and cotton and every
thing on just half the aer'eage, if we
would cultivate better, and fertilizer
ppe'ly. That would take less labor.
The p otit would. be more.
1-eaivlesn the burden. Why not
loaded with r
this past weE
have been th
able to show
chandise in i
Miss Daisy Stokes and her a
night getting ready for our oper
business enables us to display ,
a city of fifty thousand inhabitar
style, quality and economy go h
Mimnaugh and watch w'.. is g<
Two hundred and fifty from v
Every Suit modeled after the la1
fore you the best suit values ev
are strictly high class, hand-tail
45 in. long, lined with Belding
do it Think about it for a moment.
Tfhe men are not thoughtful enough
of the women any way. The sorriest'
woman is worth a half dozen of the
best men. The women are more un
selfish and self-sacrificing than the
men and the men never stop to think
what these dear women are doing and
what they are denying themselves. I
believe if you could get tihe men to
stop in their mad rush longer to t'bink
they would do a little more towards
providing the comforts and conven
iences so necessary to the average
coun try home.
None of us are as considerate as
we ough.t to be of others. We think
too much of our own measly selves
and give no thought to the feelings
of otthers. We do not consider.
Service-that is the word-unsel
fish service-those are two words
that is what we need more of. ILt would
make our own lives fuller and broader
an.d better and happier. Try it.
John Mayes is keeping the Metho
dist lawn in fairly good condition, in
fact I might say, excellent condition.
The Baptist have a good crop of peas
on their lawn, I noticed when I was
out Boundary streets the other day. I'
suppose this is for the purpose of en
rihing the ground preparatory for
grass next spring. Now, if these
churches would .require the sextons to
sweep off the paved walks once or
twice a week-especially Saturday
the appearnace of everything around
the premises would be improved.
The Idler never could tell a joke
very well. Somehow. when I try to
tell a joke T sometimes miss the point,
then it is not very funny. People
ought .so hbe very careful intelling
jokes not to miss the point. Now, take
that joke that the Observer used in
its editorial the other day on "Mis
fortune and Philosophy'' to illust-rate
a point. The joke was apropos, but
I don 't think the Observer got tha.t
joke exactly right. According to the
Dbserver the Irishman fell from a lad
der and broke his leg. He was heard
a murmur. "Thank thle L'rd.' a n
bok(en my! neek.' NowV. thle way I
have always heard that joke. the Irish
-manepid Well. I might haveI
iew goods. C
)k, and still th
5o fortunate it
is season. In
F you the mc
ons Growing Daily.
ble assistants are busy day and
ing. Our immense Millinery
i stock that would do credit to
its. Hats for every purpose,
and to hand. Keep an eye on
)ing to do the business this fall.
rhich to make your' selection.
:est fashion. We will place be
er offered you. All our Suits
Dred garments. Coats 40 and
:atiri, with the new knee plaited
i new goods.
been a chorus girl.'' Now, what a
chorus girl has sto do with an Irisih
man falling from a ledder is more
Ithan I can understand, but, while it
is none of my business, I just wanted
to keep the record straight..
Of the Conditioni of the Bank of
Prosperity, Located at Prosperi
ty, S. C., at the Close of Thusi
ness September 8th, 1909.
Loans and Discounts..$115246 13
Banklig House .......... 2000 00
Furniture and Flixtures. 2000 00
Due from Banks and Trust
Companies ........... 12199 38
urrency ............... 5070 00
Gold.................. 1205 00
Silver and other Coin.... 1044 37
Checks and Cash Items... 915 97.
Capital Stock paid in. ~.. ..$ 25000 00
Surplus Fund..... .... ... 1500 00
Undivided Profits, less
Current Expenses and]
Taxes Paid .. ...... .. ..9737 06
Due to Banks and Trust
Companies ... ........ ..138 91
Individual Deposits subject
to Check ...... ....... 62547 29
Savings Deposits ........ 43267 14
STATE or SOUTH OAROLINA,J
Count'y of Newberry.
Before me came J. F. Browne Cash
ier of the above named bank, who,
being duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said ,bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
J. F. Browne. I
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 13th day of Septemiber 1909.
J. A. Counts,
Notary Public for S. C.
8. S. Birge.
Geo. Y. Hunter.
JIacobh S. Wheeler.
~Tp~~ E V,!! h e tors.(\VI :
WANTEDi 1 &ri.S toI kavnio Sn
tember 1~th, round trip three dol
its nose to
,ase after ca.
Ey come. W
i our purch
a few day
Come direct to Mimnaugh's.
36 in. New Fall Percales, sf
32 in. Arnold's Suitings, 25c
New patterns in Outings, spe
Light colored Outing, stripes
Dress Ginghams for school d
27 in. Galateer in new colori
Shoes by thi
One hundred cases of Shoe
girls opened up the past week.
part of the State.
We are in a position to give bet
Iaundry here discontinued our age
a first-class Laundry, and will appr
and endeavor to please,
save You aSmall Farm for Sale?
We want to buy at once three
small farms; two one-horse farms
and one two-horse farm. If you
bave what we want, anid your price
is reasonab'e, we can trade..
HUNTER &. SLIGH.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLDTA,
County of Newberry.
By virtue of Delinquent tax execu
:ions to me directed by John L. Epps.
Esq., Treasurer of Newberry County,
I will sell on Monday, (Salesday)
:he fourth of October, 1909, at New
jerry Court House, at public sale the
following property, viz, for delinquent
:axes for the year, 1908:.
Two lots of land in Township No.
L, containing 13 acres,, more or less,
.ssessed Newberry Knitting Company,
eown now as The Ashley Manufac
:uring company, bounded by lands, of
rheo Johnstone, estate T. Q. Boozer,
Jaldwell road leading from Newberry
: Dairy Farm now owned by Geo. W.
ummer and by the street on back
ntersecting said Caldwell Road in
~ront of Tabor Hill dwelling place
nd leading into town ,by lands form
rly owned by Win. Langford, also
A tract of land in Reeder township,
o. 5, assessed to L. C. Sheely, con
aining one hundred and thirty (130)
eres, more or less, bounded by lands
>f Dorothy Davis, estate W. F. Kelly
nd Henry Kinard.
Terms of Sale: Cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
S'heriff N. C.
Sept. 13. 1909.
~ave You a Small Farm for Sale?
WVe want to buy at once three
mai1 farms: two one-horse fArms
.'I. w a we~. 'Aem~ an l. your price
Sreasonable. -.':e can trace
HUTNTER & SLIGH.
'e opened up
re have never
asing as we
n we will be
line of mer
We can fill your bill from A to Z.
ecial 1 Oc. yard.
kind, special 15c. yd.
kcial 8 and 10c. yd.
and checks, 10c. yd.
resses, 8 1-3 and 10c. yd.
ngs, 12 1-2 and 15c. yd.
e Car Load.
for men, women, boys and
No such -a Shoe stock in this
ter service than heretofore, as the
aicy, we have secured the service of
eciate any work thrown our way,
BROADDUS & RUFF.
.EARHARDT. & BAXTER,
Lessees and Managers.
CITY OPERA HOUSE,
The Distinguished Young Actor
Er. Lionel Lawrence
Romantic Comedy Drama
. By Fred Byton.
A Southern Play of Human Interest.
Prices: 25, 35, 50, 75o., $1.00
Seats on sale at Newberry Hard
You can't afford to miss
Do You Want a Farm?
Do you want plenty of time in
which to make the money to pay
for it? If so, see us at once. We
can help you just as we have helped
We have land for sale, but you
don't have to buy from us to secure
ouir help. Pick out your land, get
the verv lowest cash price on it
and then see us.
HUNTER & SIGHJ.