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E. I. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
e S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, November 12, 1909.
IF THE FARM FAILS-THEN
"The truth is, if I were advising
a young mai in this country as to his
future profession, I should say to
him that there was probably a great
er opportunity for real reward in the
:profession of agriculture than in any
other profession this country af
fords.' '-President Taft, at Jackson,
"When the forests are all cut
down and the mines are nothing but
empty holes in the ground, the farm
lands of the country will remain
capable of renewing gir bounty
forever. Here lies the true secret
of our anxious interest in agricul
tural methods; because, in the long
run, they mean life or death to fu
ture millions, who are no strangers
or invaders, but our own children's
ehildren, and who will pass judg
.nent upon us according to what we
have made of the world in which our
lot is to be east. "-James J. Hill, in
'"ise two expressions are from
men with the broadest conceivable
4portunities for aecurate observa
4ion and reasoning.
-onjointly, they sum up the ques
tion of agricultural education and of
the issue, "back to the farm,'" with
a big simplicity intelligible to the
most casual student of our present
and of our national destiny.
Mr. Hill's summary climaxes a
remarkable article. In it, he merei
lessly analyzes the drift from -the
farm to the city, the folly of spend
thrift cultural methods, the wanton
ness of soil depletion and shows that
unless checked, the end of all this is,
as inevitably as sunrise, national and
individual decadence, national and
There is no middle course; no
pleasant invoking of the cmplaint
"some more convenient season'' plea
for delay; no waving away of the in
dietinent as the produet of hysteria
or of faddism.
The process Jias already set in. It
is testified in ruinously high cost of
.living, in increasng poverty of farm
'labor, in city congestion and rural
And if the farm fails-then the
deluge. For the fertility of the
farm is the keystone to the netion 's
greatness, its very existence; it is
impossible to name a single indus
trial, economic or social activity that
does not, in the final analysis, depend
for its lifeblood upon the partner
ship of the gian and the generous
Into the startling picture painted
by Hill, comes t?he- more inspiring
light of President Taft's statement.
-Men are going -back to -the .farm.
Slowly, perhaps,.in insufficient num
bers, but still' they are going.
Not in the history of .the nation
has $he ingenuity of man worked
with a grea-ter mathematical precis
ion to resob a situation of real men
ace. Improved cultural .methods,
rural- free delivery, good roads; the
railroad, the trolley; bhe telephone,
high prices for produets-all these
have combined to diminish ru~r.al iso
lation, to place the man in the:
country more upon an equality with
the man in the city and- -to remove
the leading factors in the ,urbanwise
movement and the enhancing prob
lem of simple sustenanee..
"Reform'' movements ad nauseam
have risen and dwindled in this coun
ry. Paramout to them all, great
er than any of the political issues
with which demagogues lash passion,
is the primary one of the endanger
ed American farm.-Atlanta Consti
We quo:e this editorial in order to
call especial attention to the state
* ment of President Taft. In. fact, we
Jthink we have quoted substantially
this same paragraph of his speech on
another occasion. Mr. Hill, who
says practically the same thing. as
President Taft, is a man weil in
formed of conditions.
It is a matter worthby the serious
consideration of our people. We have
not heretofore, at least, given that
.consideration to the farm which it de
We are glad t. see, however, that
in recent years and at present there
is more interest being takeni in the
imrnovemenit of agricultural con di
tions in an: effort to dignify farm life
than ha's been the case for twenty
fie r thirty years preceding.
It is a matter which should have
the attention of our young men es
pecially. They should realize that
the opportunity for comfortable liv
ing and independent living is -greater
on the farm than in any other pro
fession. Everything that we eat and
everything that we wear comes ulti
mately out of the farm.
With improved methods and the
application of intelligent , direction,
the farm can be made more remun
erative than most. any other' profes
sion. What this country needs now
more than anything else is the im
provement of our rural homes and
the application of improved methods
in the cultivation of the soil. We
need- these more than we need manu
facturing enterprises or increased
population in our towns and cities.
With rural delivery, telephone con
nections and goods roads, we can
have all of the conveniences of the
city together with the advantages of
Our young men should be encour
aged to remain on the farms, and to
that en4 is our excuse for printing
this -editorial from the Atlanta Con
stitution, and the quotations from
President Taft and Mr. Hill.
We publish in another column an
article from the Barnwell People,
written by Editor John -W. Holnies.
This is, as -he states, written in r.
sponse to anumerous -rquests which
we have made of him to prepare a
similar paper for the annual meet
ing of the State Press Association.
We would be glad if the secretary
would incorporate this article in' the'
minutes along with the other articles
of the older members, giving. their
recollections of the early days of
journalism in South ,Carolina.
Brother Holmes has not been to a
meeting of the State Press Associa
tion since 1893, and he told us on a
recent trip. t6 Barnwell that -be had
not been to Columbia sin^ that time.
In fact, he has rarely left his sane
We would be glad if he -would
write an article incorporating a lit
tle more of his personal experience in
connection with his own publication
in the good old town of Barnwell.
The Southern Railway is at work
laying heavy new steel rails on the
C. & G. division. A force of hands
has been at' work in this community
and a great part of the road between
Alston and Greenville has,either been
laid with a new rail, or the rail has
been placed along the road prepara
tory to laying.
It is said by some that this is the.
first time in the .history of-this road
that new rails have been put on it.
When the new rail is laid the South
ern can then use its large engines on
this division and will be enabled to
shorten the schedule.
The new schedule which went into
effect on Sunday is very satisfactory'
to Newberry, and cannot be objec
tionable to any other communities.
We uni'erstand that John Wheeler,
who shot up a negro. at a barbecue in
No: 9 Township 'some weeks ago, is
still at large in the fownship-, and has
been seen by a number of the citizens
of the community in which the shoot
ing was done. His brot-her, Thee
Wheeler, who is charged as accessory
to the murder, has .been arrested
but John is still at large.
We do not know what efforts have
been made to bring John to justice,
but the citizens of No. 9 Township
say that he is frequently seen in and
about the place where the murder
The governor has not. offered any
reward for his arrest.
T:he Herald and News has no quar
rel with the Farmers Mutual Insur
ance Association nor with Mr. Keitt.
In fact we agree with him that any
busi-ness to be successful must be run
on business principles.. As we under
stand Mr. Chappell's case this was
only enough additional insurance put
on the house to permit him to take
insurance on the contents. The in
crease was very small. Of course,
however small, it came in conflict
with that clause. But under the cir..
cumstances and this being a home ii
stitution the directors might have
done what these other members are
suggesting, submit the matter to the
members and let the contributions be
voluntary, if you please. Mr. Chap
poll had been a paying member for
eight or nine years. The Farmers'
Mutual is a good organization and
we take pride in its sucess and de
sire t'hat it shall remain strong.
That was a most notable address at
Central Methodist church on Sunday
morning by Grand Chancellor A. G.
Rembert. The pi:ty is that every citi
zen of Newberry could not have heard
it. No report of it can do the speak
Owing to the demand for adver
tising space The Herald and News
was late last night and could not be
delivered until this morning. We had
to print a 12 page paper and did not
know it would be necessary until yes
terday, but we never permit our
reading matter to suffer to insert ad
vertisements. We print the news.
As we printed Senator Tillman's
letter we print Mr. W. E. Gonzales
statement as to the Taft lundheon.
It .is unfortunate that this matter
has been given the publicity it has
but the saying of hard things by
these gentlemen, Senator Tillman and
Mr. Gonzales, does not make the mat
ter any better. Best to pass it over
and close the record.
THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION.
The Herald and News regrets that
the members of the Civic Association
have apparently lost interest in this
organization. We are told that there
were only three members out to the
meeting called for -last Friday, at
which time the -eleetion of officers for
the ensuing year was to have been
'There has not been from the be
ginning that enthusiasm on the part
of our citizens in this organization
which it deserved.
Unfortunately .the president was
unable to come to the meeting on Fri-'
day, on account of. sickness in her
family, but the other members should
have turned out.
This organization has accomplished
a great' deal during the past year,
even though it has not had the sup
port of the community that it de
served. We hope 'that t\hose w'ho have
been faithful will not lie discouraged
.but will continue their efforts. All
movements of this kind may expect
to have their periods of discourage
ment and even aetive opposition,' and
it is only by the self-denying ef
forts -of a faithful few that results
are ever accomplished.
There is great work for such an or
ganization ia a comnmunity the size of
Newberry, and especially is that so of
Newberry. If there is one t,hing we
are behind in, it is civic beauty. We
have, in many respects a most ex
eelent community, but we are lack
ing in interest in beautifying and
adorning, not only the streets and
public places, but in many indtances
the private yards of our citizens
could be improved.
We hope that anotber meeting will
be called and that there will be a
full attendance of the members and
that those who have not joined, will
come forward and .lend their co-og
eration and influence in this most
Once more we desire to call to the
attention of the voters of Newberry
that those who desire to vote in the
primary election. which will be hield
next Tuesday, will have to secure
their registration certificates not la
ter than Thursday of this wveek. Af
ter that date the registration books
will be open for the general election,
but certificates secured after the 18th
will not permit one to vote in the
'The supervisor of registration sta
ted yesterday that a good many of
the voters hadl been registerin1g during
the past few days, though he could
not give the number who had regis
WATCH NEXT ISE
That Tired Feeling.
John G. Johnson, Philaidelphia's
famous lawyer, was dicussing drank
enness from the legal point of viw
in the smokeroom of the Rotterdam.
"No,". said Mr. Johnson smiling,
"the law doesn't take the eecentrie
view of dranloenness that prevails
among hard drinkers.
"A hard drinker's view of drunk-.
enness is very . odd. I once knew a
man . who had been seen by several
witnesses snoring over a large b6er
and a small whiskey in a saloon. This
man, though, swore he was.not drunk.
I was only,' he said, 'fatigued
with drinkin'. '-4Chicago Journal.
Why He Came.
Dr. Dryasdust-My dear sir, I have
notced you in our church for tihe
last few weeks, but you are a stran
ger to me. Have you just joined us?
Stranger-No, sir. I came on the
advice of my doctor, who is treating
me for insomnia, and who is a mem
ber of your congregation.-Bal:timore
TRESPASS N TICE;
Tf he undersigned liereby forbid
trespassing upon their lands either
by hunting, fishing, or in any other
manner. This also applies to stock
running at large.
Mrs. W. F. Ruff,
Mrs. John F. Banks,
J. W, Lominick,
G. H. Sligh, .
-R. C. Sligh,
P. R. Hallman,
W. F. Koon.
Mrs. Anna Shealy.
Sale of Personial Property.
I will sell, on Tuesday, November
30, beginning at 10 A. M., at the late
residence of Jas. S. Mcarley,the fol
lowing personal property:
1 disc harrow.
Corn, fodder, hay, peas, Cook 's
otton seed, and all farming imple
Terms of sale: Cash.
Nov. 13, 1909.
STATE OF SOUTH CAEOLINA,
County of Newberry.
Court of Common Pleas.
Burr Lake, and others, Plaintiffs.
Benie Lake, and others'. Defendants.
Sale for Partition.
By oi-der of the Court herein, I
i sell .at public outery to the high
est bidder at Newberry Court House,
on Salesday, Monday, December 6th,
1909, during the legal hours of sale,
the following described real estate:
All that tract or plantation of
land, lying and being situate in the
County and State aforesaid, contain
ing fifty-eight and three-fourths
(58 3-4) acres, more or less, bounded
by lands of Mayer Havird, Mrs. Fan
nie Maffett, B. L. Dominick, and oth
ers, the same being the tract of land
belonging to the minor hieirs-at-law of
Henry Lake, deceased.
Tems of Sale: Cash, Purchaser to
pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard,
oIe in Do
: TO BE GIVE
And Oh! how easy it is to buy
don't mind parting from your mon
Sterling Silver, Cut Glass,
Hand Painted C1
You will also find it to Your inte
Glass and China. You get the ve
o Our Manager:
Stock mulst be sold. Cu
aise necessary money WJ
Gen. Mgr. America:
In accordance with above order
urther down and nobody carr AFi
COME ALL to Pomaria and ge
Goods cut within a shadow of ti
to miss the
STATE OF SOUTH CARO'.zNA, on
oounty of Newberry. 1
Court of Common Pleas.
F. A. Puckett, Lizzie Ellis, Pearl ity
Wright, David Glymph, Benson fo
Glymph, Plaintiffs, ied
eCreerv Glymphi, W. H. Rowlet't,' otl
Annie May Gritrith, William Row- lar
lett, Defendants. se:
By order of the Court herein, I pa
vill sell at public outcry to the high
et bidder at Newberry Court House,
H NEXT ISSUEW
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Mirrors and Pictures.'.
rest to see my stock of chea
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tin five (5) cdayS~
niSeca Sales 00.
our prices have been.cut
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t your share of our
elr value. You can't afford
Salesday, Monday, December 6th,
09, during the legal hou-rs of sale,
Sfollowing described real estate:
All that tract or plantation of land
.ng and .being situate in the Coun
and State aforesaid, containing
tv-two acres, more or less, bound
b lands of Mrs. A. Y. W. Glymph,1
L. Glymph, R. W. Glymph and
3ers, the same being the tract of
id of whi<-h David Glymph did
zed and possessed.
Terms of Sale: Cash. Purchaser to]
y for papers.
H. E Rikard,