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VOL XLVI NO, 75 NEWBERRY7 8. C.. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. S1.50A YEAR
GOV. JOHNSON NO BETTER.
Patient Holds His Own, But Shows
R:chester. Minn., Septem,ber 19.
Gov,ernor Johnso-n's condition, which
promised improvement early this
moraing, remains practie.ally station
ary to-day. The Governor is still in
a critical condition, with the chances
aboat even for his recovery
Aceording to his physicians, the
Governor had a good day until short
lv after 4 o'clock, when he became
more restless, .his pulse at 6 o'clock
reading 102 and his temperature
100.4. His respiration was fast.
Dr. Charles F. McNevin stated this
evening that there are no symptoms
of septic poisoning, but that the dan
ger from peritonitis has not yet
At 6 P. M., the following bulletin
was issued by Dr. McNevin:
"Pulse 102, temperature 100.4,
res-viration a little faster. He has
been restless the last hour and a
quarter. Accumulations of gas are
begimning to bother the. patient. He
has held .his own to-day. but there is
no gain. His vitality is about the
same as it was at this time yesterday.
The sleep that he has had to-day has
kep: him up."
Dr. McNevin denied absolutely to
ni,Lt that tthe Governor hasany form
Resting 'Better at 10 O'clock.
10 o'clock p. m., this bulletin
was issued by Dr. McNeviii
T',e Governor is resting better.
He slept -35 minutes since the last
buletil, which left h-im considerably
ref eshed. Pulse 102. temperature
Inot taken. The Governor's pain has
dereased. He can change his posi
ti-o. Without assistance.
Rochester. Minn.. Selpt. 18.--Evideace
(if the attention paid by the entire
cotrntry to Gov. Johnson's illness ap
pears in the flood of telegrams which
cam-e hete. the one telegraph wire
(' the city ,beinv buried with mes
Gov. Johnson so far forgot his own
condition this morning. however, as
to dictate a telegram of welcome to
Pre-sidient Taft to be delivered by
Eli S. Warner.
G~ov. Johnson.i's message read:
"Hearty and sincere welcome to
the Sta te of Minnesota. Grea tly regret
my iness prevents my presence at
"John A. Johnson.''
President Taft replied to Gov.
Johnson's telegram. thle answer hav
ing been transmitted by telephone.
President Taft 's message said:
"My Dear Gov. Johnson:
" I am greatly distressed to hea.r of
your serious illness. I miss your
smiling and courteous personal
greeting. which I have had every time
I have come to the State heretofore,
and~ I thank you from the bottom of'
my beart for youjr message of wel
ecme, sent when vou are on a bed of
"'I fervently hope and pray that
your wonderful strength and forti
tude wifl make your recovery speedy.
"My cmplientsand respects to
irgton~ I remember with much pleas
"William H. Taft.''
Go v. Johnson was much gratitied
wen he read the message of good
cheer from the nation's chief.
TIGBRS ARE UP AGAINST IT.
Caresttui Members of the Clan Not
e 'Living on Beds of Roses.
Charleston. Sept. 1.-The tight be
in;: madle by t.:e polie agtainst the
deliveryv in C1harleston by the steam
shipniopanies of conft raband liquor
iS 5hown by the rec(ord vividly. About
LI0 gO)allons of tine liquors and
wa 9.000 bottles of b)eer have ben
ine back to th!eir shipping points
at !alimore. Philadelphia~ and New
i: u the last week. Meanwhile
. igr have been lively in PjT'in:g
n ) jil. tfollowing. t fchnllil a rret s
- vi .ting the l:w, d' urin-.: the la-t
-n da'-s $1.500 )eing deCpositedi inI
"GEO. A. NOBWOOD DIES
AT HOME IN GREENVILLE
Prominent Baoker Passes Away at
the Age of 78.-Had Large
Greenville, Sept. 1S.-Geo.rgv Al
exander Norwuod, a prominent bank
er of the Piedmont section, died at his
residence here to-night. He has been
connected with the banking interests
of this city for the past 19 years.
Mr. Norwood was born in 1831, in
Darlington county, his ancestors be
ing of English and >cotch descent.
He attended Wake Forest college and
Furman university. finishing sohool in
1852. After finishing school, he was
successively a school teacher, a jour
nalist, a farmer. a merchant and a
turpentine distiller. He then went
into the commission business in Char
leston, handling cotton and naval
stores, fo.r 11 years. In 1884 he or
anized and became president of the
Bank of -Narion, remaining there six
years, when lie came t.o Greenville,
and -has since been intim'ately con
nected with tie banking interests
Mr. Norwood is survived by his
wife, four sons, U. A. Norwood.
Goldsbo.ro, N. C.: J. W. Norwood,
Greenville; S. W. Norwood. Marion;
Jos. Norwood. Columbia: and five
daughters. Mrs. McNeil. Greenville;
Mrs. Kee. Washington. Ga.: Mrs. W.
F. Watson. Greenvilie: Mrs. Henry
ullins. Marion; Mrs. Adam H.
CeNC!o t N2a- et aoilieta(jinetaoin
Kinards. R. F. D.. Sept. 20.--Rev.
J. H. MeGill. pastor of Fair View
clurch. ably assisted ) Rev. Craw
ford, of Pickens. conducted on.e of
the best protracted meetings ever
held at that church last week. Miss
Carrie Buford lent mue., enthusiasm
to the meethig by the musie which
he so beautifully rendered.
There was quite a numbier of visi
tors in the community for the meet
Misses Sara Scott. Inez Dobbins.
Willie lMay Shannon,. of Whitmire,
and Miss Pearle Nabirs. of Clinton.
were t.e charming guelzs of Miss Car
rie Buford the iast week.
Miss Bessie Davis 'and brothe.r,
Munson. visitedi friends in this sec
tion the past week.
Miss Josie Riser was tile guest of
Miss Lula Johnson one day during
Mr. Willie Buford spent several
rlavs with his uncle, C. W. Buford,
he past week.
Miss Minnie Wickter, after a pleas-i
mt stay with Miss Lillie Bishop, has
We are very muchi indebted to the
Messers. Speake, who so ably assisted
vith the singing during our meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Baker visited
er fathei-, Mr. Will Bishop. the past
Mr. C. W. Buford is having lum-:
er sawed -to add a new dining room
i-d store room to his residence.
IMiss *Carrie Buford wifl teach at
Peaks, S. C.. the ensuing term. We
are loathe to see Miss I(arrie go. but
uen we realize 'twill only be for a
Mr. .Joe Bonids has made quite an
additioni to his already handsome
home. That' right Joe we like to
see those kind of imp)rovements go
ing on in our midst.
Mr. Ed Nabors h:us just finished
"sawing out' his house. -Will ,begin
to bnild in a short while. We are
always glad to have our boys and
irls remain in our. midst. Let some
mo re of our gir! andl boys do like
Mlr. Jiames~ dJahaL.!n. our :nail .rider',
is t aikne is vacat 'in now. "Uncle
.Jimmie'' ab:y assilted by several
fair maidens. seem :. be en.joying
his well dleserve.i re-t.
Mr. Po-ey Co)peland and Sam WVise.
of Renno. were seen i*s our. midst last
Sun dayv a fternoo'.l.
Miss C'arrie Buford and MXunson
Davis spent thle week endi ini Clin tion.
the guests of Mr>. .\. B. Blakeley.
Miss L cje Man - , ,enidinig this
weePk i-i ni:e::. ::s -: est of her
Mr. .Jamie Scott i, the guest oif
Mr. Hugh .Johnien t is week.
Qu,,ea ., nilmh- of our nopnle will
attended the association whieh con
venei at Hurrioane last Firidav. Sat
114laV ald SuIIdaV.
31-.Emma Long(r-hore will resume
her school at Taberniacle in a few
Miss Lucy Riser left last Saturday
foir Sparta-tiburg. where she will ttachI
the ensuing year.
Mrs. Kate Oxner is spending quite
awhile with relatives in Greenville,
S. C. L. B.
News of Pomaria.
Pomaria. Sept. 20.-Pomaria. is a
little town. but will ahways be up-to
date. We have electric lights.
Mr. J. J. Hentz is having lumber
hauled preparatory to building two
more rooms to his dwelling house. The
work will be under the dir,,ction of
Mr. E. A. Hentz.
Miss Fainie Harrison, of Trenton,
pent a week with her sister. Mrs. J.
W. Sheelv. She returned home last
The authorities say absolutely they
will not gin any cotton that is
brougIt on the yard after six o'clock
The best way to keep roads from
ashinz is to make about ten or
-welve good breaks aeross the roads
)n every mile.
Mr. J. B. Setzler left on last Wed-.
iesday for Charlottesville. Va.. where
e will complete a. medical course.
TNie te-a-year-old son of Mr. J. P.
Wir-ker had a narrow escape trn)lm be
1g snake bitten while taking eggs
4ut of a nest made of oak leaves. The
niake being the same color as the
eaver.. he did not notice it until it
icked its to-Ligue at him. It was in
he nest lving. beside the eggs. It
vas about three feet long.
We heard two men talking the
)the-r day saying they had the best
entral in the county. We won't say
ve have the best, bu-t we have one
hat will compete with any in the
-oLity 01 anywhere else.
Our friend. J.. P. Setzler, says
vhen he gets to the nor,th pole he is
ot goingr to (o like Peary and Cook
-cone back the same' way le went.
Mt cross on over and come back from
lie other side. We want to say. one
hin, friend Jim. you love to eat
o well to risk chia-Tices from the
ither side, where probably there
VouIld be any rations for vou to eat.
Look out for the planet Mars on
he 24th. ahont S o clock-. a-s it will
e nearer us than it will be again.
md much brighter.
The other day a man carrymg~ a
iag of money from the express- o.llice
ras hailed at the side door of a store
ith a monkey wrench a-nd dropped
tis money. How wvould it have been
f a 44 magazinle had been used?~ Ask
That shed of 'snake that was seen
ear St. Phillips must have been the
kii of the snake that was, seen2 by
dr. John 'Me&ollum abou-t three miles
rom Pom.aria. No. I reckon not,. ei
her. for from the description I got
'f the snake it must haive been. thre&
nehes in diameter and ten or twelve
'eet long. Who next?
Mrs. W. A. Hill, of Newberry, is
~isiting Mrs. W. H. Lane.
Camimander Peary must 'have had a
aighty smart negro with him.. when
ie claimed he reached 'the North Pole.
Mr. .J. -D. Sheely returned last
reek from Aiken. He tell ns that his
on. Edga-r. has formed a partnership
vith a large 'hardware h-oese of Aiken
md also in the live stock busiess.
Messrs. 'Willie Ha'ttonL and Brako
etzler return to Newberry college
Messrs. Frank and Lang Ligon re
red to their home last Wednesday.
There wvill be comnmunion services
Lt P>etlehemCi on next Sunday. Preach
ng in thle morningi and afternoon.
'I'mi I sur." sobbeCd tile b)ride.
that G eorge only married me foir my
X"l. dlaugh'iter, wilat makes you
He bro~ught company1il hiomie for.
inuer last nlight and refused to wipe
lie dlisheS for me.'--Deroit Fr~ee
--Do youi always\' k'eep a-smilint
abo4 u! -yol 'urlailyv duties ?'
YNaw; I loo)k groulchy. Then I
ai'tm asked to do no ext.ra work. ''
Kasas City .Tournal.
* THE IDLER.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I was reading a book the other day
-oh, I sometimes read a book to
keep from coming under the eagle eve
of the Newberry police-I see they
are taking uip idlers and enforcing
the vagrancy law-the reading of
good books being employment-and
knowing they would iifipartially en
force the law and make no distine
tion on account of color or race or
previous condition of servitude-4
thought I had better get busy and do
something more than write for The
Herald and News-so I was reading
a book, as I started to say. I love to
,read good 'books, and when I was.
young I had a craze for buying books
and for reading-but now-well, it
doesn 't make so much difference
but, as .1 was saying, I was really try
ing to read a 'book-and it is a good
story, too, and I would ibe glad to see
more of the Newberry people a read
ing people-I mean readers of some
thing besides the Obesrver and The
Herald and News-sometimes the 'Bi
ble. For a college town and a liter
ary centre my observation leads me
to thie conclusion that we are not as
much a reading people-readers of
rood and high literature-as we ought
to be. But I started out to say I
was reading a book, and if I do not
reach the point I am afraid the lead
er will conclude that I am not much
of a reader myself. Well, the truth
is. I am not..
There are three very interesting
characters in this book. Oh. it was
ome months ago I read the book and
I scarcely recall all the goodi points
in the book. But there are three very
iteresting eha.racters in the book, as
I was saying. They are the. Jew.
fack and Peter. After a pleasant
evening spent together by the Jew,
Jack and Peter, Jack was so much
taken with the wonderful knowledge
,f the Jew that he asked Pe-ter if
there was anything that this Jew did
nt know. and it is Peter's answer
hat I want to drive home to New
berry. Of course there is inothinI
>ersonal about it and it is only an ab
ttrat truth that it teaches. But a
ery good lesson. if we will only ab
orb, it. Yes, a:bsovb it, and make if
art of your life. Heie is the ans
er, to the question. "'Is there anly
hing he does not know?'' That is to
~av. this Jew.
"Yes.-maniy thng. 'h! a great
nany things. He doesnt' knTow how
to he .rudie, or ill bred, or purse-proud.
Je doesn 't know how to sntrb people
who are poorer th'an he is. or to push
[iimself in where he isn't wanted; or
o talk behind people 's backs .after he
as accepted their hospitality. Just
lan~ gentleman journeyman tailor,
ak. And now, my boy, he honest.
snt hie a relief after some of the
yeole yo and I meet every day?'
Aren't these woniderful' things rnot to
now? Isn't it just remarkable how
nany people you have known--not iin
fewerry, of course-w'ho .have been
suh apt schlolars ini som~e of thlese
hings that they were experts, when
hey might have applied thei.r \ion
[lerful talents in other and more
>roitable directions. Isn't it a relief
-a real relief--to, meet sa perso.n who
?loes not know these things,, which
this Je w did. not kno w. Just; a p-lain
~etleman. That is it. But 1 am not
~oilg to preach a sermonl. I wishl I
ould and that its teachings would
e heeded by the people. I gua ran
tee that it would be a good one.
Talking about vagrauits, you know 1
ate to see a great big healthy man
a nging 'around doing not hing anid
a king out he wants to work but
an' t gret anything .to do. I don 't be
hieve any such sta.tf I believe
a t his corutry anly mani who is
xiling can find somnething~ to do if lie
will (only do it. There is a greater db
anmd to-day for men an'd women who
an do things, and who' are willing to
o things. thian there ever was before.
[ would be ashamed of myvself and
tee! like commliitti.lg suicide if I was
great healthy man, if I (lid not get
ut and do something. I just could
not hang around and let othier people
maka my living. I would write for
The Herald and News rather than do
nothing. If there is anything that
makes me tired it is the man who is
able bodied ad healthy and who
hangs aromid and 4(es nothing and
lets some body else support him. But
of course there are no such cattle in
Newberry. ;They are all removed
from here since the vagrancy law has
been enforced and we have only
those who are at work. Why I would
pick cotton or hire to Monroe Wick
er and cat grass on the sidewalks
under Policeman Dickert if I could
not find anything else to do. Yes.osir,
do something, that I would. This is
not a good world for idlers. It is not
a part of the plan of creation for
liealthy men to be idle.
Just look what Judge Lovett has
done and he did it by hard work ond
keeping everlastingly at it. Of course
he had brains but he put that brain
to work. He started as a railroad
e@rk at forty dollars a month an!d
read Iaw at night. And I bet my last
summer's hat that he was not one of
those .elerks who weas all the time
looking at the cloek to see when he
had pit in the requisite number of
hours to entitle him to his pay. Now
he sueceeds the great rairoad mag
nate. Harriman. And before this .he
was his confidential counsel with a
salary o.f fifty thousand a year. There
are wonderful possibilities in this
country for the boy who is not afraid
.The nan who sieteeeds is not the
oLe who stands aroud and waits for
some great work to do :but goes at
whatever turns in his way and goes
at it like he meant to do it. The man
who can not do small things well will
never be able to do, re'at things.
'Do no- rhen stan idIy wating for
some greater work to do:
Fortune is a lazy goddess: she will
never come to you.
14o and toil in any vineyard; do not
fear to do o.r darre:
[f you want a field of labor. vo-u can
fine"- it. anywhe5e.
ThenS my sentiments. If you want
j field of labor you can fini it if you
look for it. Tire trorble is there are
too mialny who do not want to fiI it.
T'hey had rather loaf than work.
L. 0.. wants to know what the- jaw
ias to~ barb wire fence.. Why barb
wvire was not made to build. fences in
i city.. Surely there is not a barb
wire fence along. any side walk in. the
zity of Newberr-y where people have
to walk. I have nevet seen it~ If
here is the law will have to be
irended. And L. 0. had better call
:he- attention of the law makers- from
Newberry to the fact that there are
barb wire fences along. sidewalks in
:-ities of the size and. pretentsions of
Sewberry. 'Now th.e law says that
XLny barb wire fence aoga public
aighway shall not be~ lawful unless it
has a gua rd plank on the top as a
top rail so that if a horse or- other
animal s.hould run agains. it it will
ot bet injured. That wo.uld not pro
:ect ladies' dresses.. howev:er. But that
aw is uot for cities but for the rural
istrietts where th'e cattle n~m in pas
:nres.. The grass brigade has cut all
he grass in Newb)erry and thtere can
de no) pastures in this eity..
I read in the Obs~erver the other
:lay that we ate too much meat in this
-ountry and that it wa not healthy.
K.the next thing you hear the Ob
~erver and that school of humanita
rians will be asking the legilature
:o pass .a law tarbiddinig the manufar
:ure anad sale of meat. onl the grouud
:at it is inljuring. and dlangerouis to,
:he pub)lic morals and against the
peace .and dignity of the same State
iforesaid. and then the bufteber shops
will be closed up and their business
will be outlawed. Well, it is sort of
r eruel business when-L you come to
:.hink about it. Or may be theyV will
start with a dispensary so as to reg
ilate amnd c-ontrol the mnea: business.
mid t hen we will hlave loc-al option
mU the subject. all of which are but
ste-ps to ward pro hibjiti n. Or~ maybe
:hey will fix it sot that thie law will
>ermit us to eat meat oniy once a
lay or once or tw~ice a week. I am pre
>aed for anything now since they
KGn't let me have a bottlie of cold
beer when I want it.
That reminds me O,at I used to
'hear my grandmother say that there
was a .ruke among the Duteh of the
Datch Foirk that they would have
rolleake or waffles only on Wed
nesday night. She was 'a Dutchman,
you know, and they were a mighty
hearty and fiale race of people and
generally lived to a ripe old age an
were- a frugal and lawv abiding peo
ple who attended to their own bus
iness, too, and didn't- bother other
people, but they liked their beer and
their to4dv. But tines have changed
miohtilv since then, but I doubt if
the people have grown any better.
But we must conform to the- times
and the faws of thle age in whi'ch we
live and I am goirg to try mighty
hard to be law abiding.
The Idler: A gentleman living, in
Caldwell street called my attention.to
the condition of this street beween
Boundary and Johnstoeandsaid that
the drainage pipe had 6een. filled up
sinee the rain some six weeks ago and'
that during the fast rain the water
stood in puddTes and overflowed the
sidewalk and that the odor w.as- very
offensive. I wish you would' call at
tention to this condition as r have
information that the superintendent
of streets and the health c4fficer read
your rot when possibly they liave no
time .to read any )editorial comment.
Now that is ;z- pretty ifow-dy-do
isn't it' WelL I admire the good
taste and j'udgment of these two city
officials and f am- sure when I call
their attention to rjeconditionsin this
street they wilT liasten to hia-ve the
trouble remedied at once if not soon
Pr. I am afraid that Monroe Wcker
has not got back to the city with his
force but I saw the grass brigade at
work in the city the otheir day. I am
sure the health' ofcer is on. liis job
for I saw him one day last week my
.4elf. N'w, gentlimen, this matter is
urgent. Tt shoufii have your- atten
tion. Do it now..
I have not of'rate years been able
to get about muuelk but I am to'ld that
there a.re a great' many places in the
city that need the atte-ation of both
these officials. or rather neef to be
wor-ed and maTye attractive. Had
you ever thought of the ap'pearance
of the vacant' lot in the rear of the'
stores of ILopeland' Bros. and'. the J. L.
Bowles Co.? T~hat is not as very at
tractivie looking-place to be 'n a pueb.
lie street and right in frost of the
new postoffice. If had not been out
that way in. a- fong time until the oth
er day. .
Don 't forget shout that= park.. I am
going to .keep, everlastingly at it un
til some rich, man comes along and
gives the monement a start.
Orphi~aae. Work Day..
Attrention is called to the con.cert
of action among the orphan institu-*
tions of South Carolina with regard
to a specfai work day effort Saturdiay,
Sept. 25th next. Tho rnwell Grphan
age. Connie *Maxweft Orphaoage and
Epwor'th. Orphanage have definitely
planned for. the success of the day
the Mubject. We presume dhat every
orphan institution. of whatever size
or under whatsoever auspices. will be.
glad to .have its friends remember it.
on this day.
The plain is simple enough, Let
every boy and girl. every man and
noman. ounth and old, devote the
>f~ his choice. Some of the ehiIdo~n
mnay pick cotton. others may gather
up~ old iron and sell it. some will do
>dd jobs. others will devote their saf
ary or wag'es of the day to t'oe eare of
Comfinlg dtown to the~ plain truth, is~
here any cause that warms the
:ockles of the heart like the plea for
:he fatherless? Let the people join
In the work day effort Sept. 25, and
*oll up a big amount for the o)rphlans,
ud torward the same to stgeh insti
ution as each may seleet.-Baptist
Jud'ging by the Result.
"Yes, sir, missus is in, but not at
ome. She's upstairs undressing for a
in'ner artv''-M. A. P.