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VOL XLVV NO. 81 NEWBERRY, S. U., TESUDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1909
Vice-President and General
Bell Telephone and I
The Atlanta Journal of last Sun
day prin:ed a Georgia Educational
and Silver Jubilee edition and gave
sketches and cuts of the men who
had helped make Georgia prosper and
wto .aad contributed to the develop
ment aad growth of the whole South
land. Among these men is a New
berry boy and The Herald and News
is always delighted to note the suc
cess which our sons attain who seek
fortunes in other fields. In connec
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tion with a large eut of Mr. J. Epps
Brown the Journal says:
Mr. Brown is a native of South
Carolina. He was born in Nt.wberry,
that State, in 1867, the son of Dr.
Thomas C. Brown, a prominent phy
sician and planter of that communi
ty. After completing his elementary
education in the public schools of his
native city, he took his college course
in Erskine College, Due West, S. C.
Upon leaving coilege, Mr. Brown
engaged for a short time in -the mer
eantiie business. He soon, however,
saw the very attractive opening in
ity, coupled with increasing knowi
the insurance field, and gave up his I
mercantile work to enter the insur
ance business about 1888. He then
ing :ne following twelve years, he
met with great success, and built upi
a larze and lucrative insurance bus-]
In May. 1899, Mr. Brown accept-1
ed the position of manager for the
Sonthern Bell Telephone and Tel e
How the Wind Blew.
Se:.ator La Follette, discussing
eertain tariff changes .at a dinner in
"One knows what will happen,
even if one is not told outright. A!
word here and a word there show
how the wind blows. Thus Harvey
Lanigan never said he disliked his
othrer-in-law. ~but- I
"Harvey Lanigan's mother-in-law
-as taken siek at his house one night
and ne:ped herself to a ]arge dose of
at poiso;n. thnigi as painkill
"They had a frightful time with
he o:d ladv. She ha-d consumed suf-!
eien: poison the doctor said. to kill
a dozen persons but she pulled
"'It was a close shave,' said the
doctor the nex: morning. 'She took
enough to kill the whole family, but
he stuff, fortunately must have been
n stock for some :ime, and nearily
l!isstrength was gone.'
-A month later a friend asked
arvey Lanigan to rec~ommend a re
liable druggist to him.
"Squills is a good man. I uinder
stand.' said a friend. 'Know any
thing~ about him?'
-''Well.' said Harvey Lanlgan,
slowly, ' I couldn't conscientiously
rec-ommend Squills & Co,to you, old<
2nan. Tihey swindled mue on some rat
poison once. '"-Louisville Times.
To acqure a straight back remem-<
ber to keep the abd'omenl in nld the
the chest 'u:
Cold :; te dashed 4 n1 the face andi
ehest 4a mor)Inin~ aires the same
toie eftt a t.:Ie (cold pilnge wi:hi-1
Manager of the Southern
graph company in Amricus, and
losed out all of his insurance in
terests in order to devote his entire
time and energy to his new position.
Eighteen months later he was trans
fered from Americus to Atlanta -to
become chief clerk to the superin
tegdent of the Southern Bell Tele
phone and Telegraph company, with
ffices-in .this city.
When the general offices of this
3ompany were removed from New
iork and located in Atlanta on Feb
mary 1, 1901, Mr. Brown was made
.hief clerk to the general manager.
His great diligence, fidelity and abil
ity coupled with increasing knowl
dge of the business and wide experi
ence made hi minvaluable to the com
pany and won its cordial recognition.
He was promoted from one position Of
rust and responsibility to another,
aach time to -tihe further demonstra
tion of his own ability and the
greater satisfaction of the compa
ay, atil in April, 1906, only seven
ears after he entered the company's
employ, he was elected its general
manager, and thus put in charge of
its extensive and important business
in the seven states in which it oper
As in lower positions, so in the
office of general manager, Mr.
Brown met his grave responsibilities
and discharged his onerous duties
ith eminent ability and success; and
eansequently, in recognition of his
great services and worth, he was, on
arch 1st of the current year,elected
vice president. as well as general man
ager of the company. This office he
aow holds; and under his wise, ex
perienced and progressive admisis
tration the affairs of the company
are being conducted in such a way
s to win the approval alike of its
lirectors and of the public which it
Mr. Brown 's career is full of in
-piration for the young men of
eorgia and the South. It is a
tory of ability, energy and tidelity
:o every -duty in every position, win
ing deserved approval and steady
romotion to a position of highest
responsibility in the compnay, and
to a reputation and a place in the'
ront rank of the makers of the new
us it is too often does in summer, try
utting a 'little baking soda in the
,rater ini which you wash.
Nothing relieves the sting of mos
luito~ bites or the intense itching of
iies like bathing in a weak solution
>f carbolic aciid and water.
Learn to relax if you would be
ree of lines in your face and cheat
>ld age. Mosta4f us keep ourselves
ttetion, menta. .rnd physica.
If relaxing exercises will take the
tinks out of your face. relaxation-'
:he kind best suited to your taste
vi remove kinks from your soul.
If you overboil. potatoes you can
irain off t'he 'water. d r tilem out over
he fire. Afterward they can be mashed!
mtd be beaten in the usual way.
A good furni:ure polish may be
nade of paraffine. oil and turpentine.
Lhroene, too, is very good, while,
prude oil may be used to darken
ood that has not been varnished.
Dandruft' arises from different
~auses. but when it is very mucl. in
idence it is usually a symputon of
epleted roots and~ tie scalp needs
eeeding wri h a grease or. tonies.
Brass takes a mos: beautiful polish
f wa4hed inl mixture made of one
)anee of alum and1 a pint of lye.
oiled together and used while still
WSorn br' oms orF whisks mayr be
lipped illl l)lot wvater and unevell
des trimmed with shears. This
nakes lhe straws harder. and the
'imming~ makes tihe broom almost as
ood as new.
D)o not negleet thle value of fruit
ii unprovm :i ee compledx imn. No thi
11 e(glals ille .juie ot or'angeC alnd
emoulis to (lear' upi ihe skin and
Fi llteii e eS. Ti aI ate F mi5
lilti-*ed d 4 take:s wi:ho ut snea r:
ABOUT PERSONS AND THINGS
News Briefly Told.-Gathered From
In and Out of the State, Nation
Y. Z. Newberry, mayor, of Beau
fort, N. C., and a member of the
board of commissioners, was shot
and killed instantly while entering
his house on Sunday. The person
who did the shooting is unknown,
but the sheriff and a posse left on a
special train to search for the mur
The selection of a successor to Dr.
P. H. Mell as president of Clemson
College is still being discussed. Sen
ator Tillman spent a day at Due
West and from this it is thought,
that Dr. J. S. Moffat is thought of,
also Dr. K. G. Mathison. Dr. An
drew Shedd. Dr Henry N. Snyder
and Prof. A. J. Bond scem to be
bunidar consideration. but as vet, so
far as ,is known, nothing definite has
From all accounts business seems
to be picking up at Florence as the
hotels were unable to accomodate
several traveling men who applied
for rooms on Friday. Florence has
two hotels,. one with 93 rooms and
the other .having a capacity of more
than 85 rooms.
William I. Buchanan, of Buffalo,
N. Y.. American Minister to the Ar
gentine Republic and Panama died
while being taken to St. George's
Hospit'al, in London. The cause of
his death is not definitely known,
.but physicians who examined the body
itat;e that it resui4ed apparently from
R-etrospectiona leads the people of
Yorktown back to the stirring times
of the Revolution, and they are now
ready for a rousing celebration of
the 128th anniversary of the sur
render of the British forces under
Lord Cornwallis to Gen. Geo. Wash
ingron, October 19, 1781.
Judge James Cameron McRae, dean
of the law school of the University
of North Carolina, died suddenly of
heart failure, at his home a: Chapel
Hill. He was 71 years old.
The work at Columbia College is
encour'agin1g. It has been necessary
in order to find additional room for
students, to rent another residence,
the Van Metre house. ini the meani
time active preparations for the new
buildings .have commenced.
;Preparations are bein'g made for
the State Fair. There are many
features on the program aranged this
fear. There will be something new
every day from Monday to Satur
day, with some special features. A
large at tendance is certain.
A balloon, containing t wo men,
which started from St. Louis. de
scended near Charleston.It traveled
the 660 miles at the rate of 44 miles
an hour. supposed to have left St.
Louis o~u Friday the 15th, landing
the 16th. I.t was seen by people in
Anderson and also at Seneca.
.During the South African war an
Irish trooper on outpost duty one
night felt so desperately tired that
he thought he would have a five min
utes nap. Placing his hemlet on a
dock he lay down and was soon in a
sound asleep. Waking suddenly, he
mistook his hemlet for one of tile
enemy. drew his sword and dealt it
a sever blow.
Pereeiving his mist ake. -:he t roop
er' picked up his helmet, whichi he had
ut in two, and gave thlanks to hieav
en that he had taken it off before ly
ing down. "For.'' hIe soliloquized,
"'had my head been inside that, it's
ten to one a dead man I would have
been seeing myself at this moment!'
Doubt or Dyspepsia.
Scot t-Tlhe differen~ce betw~eeni a
One wvori'es over his next nwal and
iher other OVe?r h is las: .--Kanu-as ('ity\
THE IDLUR. *
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Nobody has made a noise yet like
a park. I wonder what is the mat
ter with Newberry. It may be that
the price of cotton has got all of
our patriots thinking about how much
money they are going to make this
fall. Well, the price of cotton does
sound good and I wish I was a farm
er, for just now I would with the
farmer like to stand. And the
spinners did not put the price down.
On the contrary it just kept going.
up. And now the spinners say they
did not intend to put- the price down
but simply intended to put the price
of goods up. And that is the rea
son for curtailment.
But the best thing in the whole:
matter this year is that the price has
remained up while -the cotto-n was
still in the hands of the producer
that is to say the small farmer will
get the benefit of a good- price this
year, something he has not done for
many years. Heretofore when the
price did go up it was after the;
liener and the little fellow had been
forced to. sell.
Cotton.may go higher and I believe
it. will, but if I was a farmer and:
owed anybody one cent of money I
would sell my cotton just as fast as
I could get it to market as long as
prices remained around where they
are now. The price is so much bet
lter than it has ,been in a long time
that I would be afraid to risk any
thig on an increase.
You know I am greatly pleased to
see interest in agriculture increasing.
This is the best country in the world
and we could make just about twice
what we do on about one-half the
land if we only would. We are learn
ing every day and in the past ten
years more progress has been made
ihan in the fifty years preceding.
And we are just in the beginning of
even a more wonderful advance in
agriculture. In fact I believe the I
industry is just in its infancy yet.
Especially in this wonderful South
land of ours. I have always wanted
to go back to the farm since I left it
even if it were to have only forty
acres and a mule.
WVell. I reckon my ambition ini this
line will never be realized, but my
advice to the young men of this day
is to buy a farm and go to work on;
it. It is worth a great deal more
than hanging around a town. I saw
the other day an article i-n the even
ing paper of Augusta, Ga., an edito
rial along this very line, which struck
me at the time as being very good
and containing sotme mighty good ad
vice. It is a little bit long for this
age to read, but I want every young
man to read it-that is if the editor
does not eut it out of my article-I
think it will do him good. I know it
will if its advice is heeded. A year!
on .the farm would mean a great
deal for a number of young men.
Here is the article, and I want it
printed and then I want it read.
A Year on A Farm.1
A suggestion that is worthy of the 1
serious consideration of those to]
whom it is addressed is made by the
Jeff erson Reporter. Wit-h bu,bbling
enthusiasm and evident completeI
faith in its preachment it advises:
Let the young man about town out
of a job try a year on the farm.
Plowing will give him a niew consti
tution. take the kinks out of his head,<
the frog out of his throat, the gas<
off his stomach, the weariness out of
is~ legs. the corn off his toes and give
him a good appetite, an honest liv-1
ing and a sight of heaven. I
One mistake is made in tenderinig
this well-meant advice, which, how-<
ever, is natural for a country 'editor
to make who probably has read the<
sesational stories found in yellow I]
jornals .sometimes about the va:st 1
numb)er of unemployed in the cities. t
There( are ndo youngl men in town-in
anyi town--who really desire work,
who are out of a job. There are un- 1
(employed.- but invariably they are
men. young or old, who do not de
sire work nearly as much as they
pretend( or' think they do. and who;
-.nh pefr loafing- To this class ti
the pull which comes from faitifal
ness to duty and hard and intelligent
work. But why go on, every one
knows what can be done. The thing
is the willingness to do. I rejoice in
the success which has attended Mr.
Brown and all the other young men
who have gone out from Newberry
and made good. And those who have
remained at home and made good.
Just like the world loves a lover I
love the man or the boy or the wo
man or the girl who can do things
and who does them. They are the
kind the world has need of.
And the circus is sure enougIL
coming to Newberry. Now I want
to advise all my country friends to
get the children ready and bring
them to town early on the morning
the circus is to come and let them
see the whole thing. Of course in
this advanced age there is not that
lenthusiasm among the children of
the country .there was when I was a
boy over the coming of the circus
but there are still some children left
to whom the coming of the circus
will be a great. event.
There are so many things happen
ing in this age and suah rapid zu,e
cession that it takes an old man a
long time to catch on and then it is
impossible for him to keep up with
the procession any way. So I have
about decided to take life easy and
if I don't keep up with the procession
I am going to try to keep out of t.he
way of the Juggernaut and watch the
procession go by.
Mr. Idler: If we vote the bond is
sue for extension of sewerage will
there be new bids for them or is Mr,
Glenn to have them at his old bid!
If Chester, Gaffney, Rock Hill and
other towns can get above par why
!should Newberry have to take so
much less when she is larger, wealth
ter. and more responsible for ther
Who is to get the $800 knock off
What salary does our commissioners
Don't vou think that the Editor of
The Herald and News is right on the
law about the election? Is the elec
tion ordered just at that particular
time for another purpose than it
shows on its face?
If forty thouxsand is voted ihow~
much .will the :.people get the benefit
of? It looks strange to me ihat the
eleetion is rushed just at this time
and the''eople had better Watch.
-- --- -* Taspayer.
As to .these questions which 'have
been~ ianded to The Idler by the edi
tor I irish. they had not been asked.
I do not know what the commission
will do about new bids, but I am sat
isfied they will do those things which
in their judgment are for the best
interests of the taxpayers as they
are pretty good taxpayers themselves.
iThere was no "knock off.'' The
$800 as was printed in ,both the New
berry papers went to pay the cos#s
of printing the bonds and possibly in
those other towns the bids were not
net. I am sorry The Herald and
News raised any constitutional ques
tion for the extension of the sewer
age is of paramount importance to
the good health of the city and
every citizen will get the benefit.
This election, as I see it, can have
no influence on any other election. It
would be a terrible catastrophe to
have the sewerage for the city shut
off, which will result if we fail to
vote for extension. "Taxpayer'' must
not be suspicious but get himself to
gether for the best interests of the
Her Safe Proposition..
She was trying to persuade her
husband to ~give up smoking, and she
had pointed out to him one day the
exact amount of his expenses for to
baeco during the course of a year.
"Besides, my dear." she persisted,
"ou will be better off mentally,
pysically and financially, without
the pipe and the cigars.'"
"Well. maybe so; but all gres;
en have smoked"' he agreed.
''Well.'' she sighed. ''just proaii -
ise me. dear that you'il give up. smolkX
12 mII 1 ji On diri wr:t. Tlimn T'll ha
the advice .to go out on a farm and
plow is like casting pearls before
swine. It is not work they want, but
a soft snap which will allow them
abundant time to sow wild oats or
at least to loaf. i
But to young men of the cities
generally this advice is good advice.
If they would take it they would de
rive benefits from such a course
which would last through life. There I
is talk now of adopting compulsory
education for our state, and such a
law may be a wise one. But if a law
were passed requiring every young
mon, on completing his school course
and before he engaged in any busi
ness in town, to work at least one
whole year on a farm, it would do
inealculably more good.
Having lived in town, and not en
joyed to the full the advantage of
sun, open air and physical exercise
to develop physically, and having
been confined more or less closely to
is studies, the young man in town is
released from school with his mind
much better fitted for work than his
body. A year in the country, not as
an idler but as a worker on the farm
ould benefit him physically all and
more than is so enthusiastically
Alaimed by the Jefferson Reporter.
It would be beneficial otherwise. It
would broaden the young man's
views. He would be brought in
aloser touch with nature, and in see
ing plants grow, learning the ways
f animals, in the experience of the
farm and the course of thinking in
luced by the simple life, he would
expand mentally as he would grow
Not a few young men, after such ?
ra experience, would elect to remain
)n the farm permanently, but those
who should return to the city after
)ne year of such work would be bet
ter equipped, physically and mental
ly, for their life-work in the city.
Another thing I have noticed is
that as a rule the young men who
nake the towns grow and who throw
life and vitality in the great arteries
>f trade are the young men who had
their early training on the farm.
Look around and see the. men who
are doing things in the towns ad cit
ies and see where they came from.
Ask yourself where they had their
arly training. If it wvas not between
the plow handles following a mule.
Now don't you for a moment con
elude that I am in any way talking
about myself because I have said
beretofore that I once lived on a
farm, for I would not have you to
take me as an example, because as
the world counts success I hrave&been
aPmonumental failure. I am" t.aking
about the general rule.
But as this Georgia editor says to
uceed anywhere there must be a
willingness to work. Just as I have
said before -any able bodied man or
woman anywhere in this country who,
wants to work can find something to
do. It is a question of being willing
t'o work. There is plenty of work to
do on our streets, for instance, and I
suppose the city would pay for the
work if the unemployed wanted to
work right bad. The city ought to
be willing to' give employment to more
:han are now employed. There is no
loubt about that in the mind of any
alf infgrmed person in Newberry.
I'o succeed at anything, even as
:he world counts success, there must
>e a willingness to do things.
The founder of the groat Colgate
oap was a poor couintry boy who
vorked his way from nothing to one
> the biggest manufacturers in this
~ountry. It seems to me that I read
omething about him once working
iis way on a boat on the Mississippi!
iver to get to New York. Well, any
1w there are great possibilities for
he youth of this day if they are
).ly wiilLng to work. I could give
~ou an illustration from one of our
>wn county boys who has risen
aidly anad is now the head of one of
he ~biggest industries in this coun
~y and he did it by dint of his own
vortKu and indomitable energy and
.eternination to do something and
h e something. Nearly all of the
>peof Newberry know Ep
1own. Hei is now the head. of the
southern Bell Telephone and Tele
raph1 companly and he has risen to