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THE IDLEE. *
I heard a man say the other day
ch, well, 1. mean probably o month or
two ago-and he was an old time
politieian-one who had seen a good
deal of politics, of its ups and downs
-though one who never held any
office, but haid helped a great many
so-called friends to get jobs, and
when they got them they seemed to
forget this man who had helped them
so often, until they wanted another
job and then they remembered him,
oh, yes, remembered him and he was
a good fellow-a fine fellow-and hei
-was and had some little influence.
Well, I started to say that I heard
this man say one day when he was
in a reminiscent mood and when it
was not sacriligeous either, but he
was not saeriligiorus either, but h3
said political gratitude reminded him
of the delinition he had heard the
preachers give of faith and I asked
iwhat he meant. He said I should
get my Bible and read Hebrew 11:1.
I did, and it reads: "Now faith is
the substance of thiigs hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.'' In
other words, he said, the gratitude
of the politeian was for those things
he hoped for you to do in the futurw
and it made little difference how
much you had done in the past, it
was all forgotten and the moment
you eeased support you were kicked
aside and if you ever wanted help
yourself-oh, 'well, you didn't get it.
Oh, haven't I experienced that my
self. Vote and work for a man and
the members of his family all your
-life and the moment you want a
crumb, you are thrown aside, and the
crumb is given a new found friend
in the hope of using 4im.
Well, the best thing to do, is to
take my advice and be a gentleman
and let polities alone and vote for
the best men who offer for the job
nwhether they be from your own
county or not. Marke no politieai,
debts and then you will have none. to
pay. Tend to your own business and
let others do the same. That is what
I am doing, though I have one or
two small obligations which I feel
in, honor bound to meet and as soon
as this is done I will be a free citi
zen to do as I please. I hope I may
ibe given the opportunity this coming
su.mmer to settle these littie matters.
i do not want the interest to accumu
lae too ripid'ly because the debt
might become tax b'urdensome.
I was reading in the papers the
other day albout the invitation to
Seniator Joe Bailey to address the
'South Carolina legislature, and I
r'ead what some of the papers and
some of the senators had to say about
* Senatol Bailey. I really don 't think
:the legislature ought to be sending
off for school teachers, 'but I don't
* intlend to discuss that question. Of
course our present legislature needs
to learn a lot and needs a good teach
er or several of them. They have
been rnning around trying -to learn
something of our own State colleges
and of -some of our own progressive
cities, and it seemss to me, that if it
~was necessary for the State tog spend
several thousand dollars to give ou.r
legislators information of our own
colleges it would have been a wise
investment to ha,ve seenred the ser
vices of a man of brains like Joe
~Bailey to give them information on a
big' federal question involving an
aimendiment to our Federa-l constitu
tion. Not having this information
it would be safe to vote against the
'amendmient, hewt I did not start out
to say this. Of course, I could easily
elucidate the question upon whieh
some of the members wanted to hear
"Good Things to Eat"
That's all we carry. Whether it's a
staple, like sugar, or a fancy table deli
ac,like Impored cheese, we have it,
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Every proutthat enters this store
must stand rigid examination.
Each article is chosen from many
brands offered,, because it has proved
its superior merit.
Each brand competes for preference,
and none gains a place on our shelves
if it fails to measure up to our high
standard of quality.
One of the recent successful contest
ants for representation in our line is .
L a smooth and dainty blend
of selected, highland grown beans-the
The Electa process of slow-cookmng and
dr-uing preerve the genuine coffee
flavr an impovesit.
In using Electa Coffee ou are sure of
ielf uld aElecta wortha mor
than other coffees.
Compare it with any you ever drank
before. You'll like the rousing flavor
and the glorious aroma.
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Joe Bailey, but then I have not be
sufficiently urged and will restra
What I wanted to suggest to the
big newspapers and small state
men, who have been throwing
their hands in holy horror at t
mention of the name of Joe Bail,
and having the jim jams abou
tainted standard oil is: that th
read the 8th chapter of the gosl
according to St. John, Revised Ve
sion, especially from the third to t
eleventh verses inclusive. I do 'n
intend that this shall be persor
but you will remember that "Jes
stooped down and with his fin4
wrote on the ground, as though
-heard them not." And then, wh
He put the test to the -Seribes a:
Pharisees, "again He stooped dov
and wrote on the ground," a
"when He .had lifted -up Himsi
and saw noni but the woman, He s
unto her, where are those thine ,
cusers?" They were gone. The or
point I want to make is we are t
ready to find fault and assign b
motives and to condemn, and x
ready to forgive. We -should
very careful how we throw ston,
We should be willing to give o
fellows credit for honesty thou
they may not agree with us.
I went down on the street on S,
urdav. I h.ad heard there was so
kicking about an oidinan-ce pass
by city council as to wagons on t
public square and -in certain stree
Well, sir, I had to look axound a:
ask myself if I was really in Ne
berry. The streets looked clean ar
buggies and wagons going out
town and coming in had room
pass along -with great ease a-nd tho
that had to stop to load had
tronble in doing so, and the stor
were all busy. I wondered how ai
one .could be opposed to such an a
vance step for the good of the tow
I am sure that the people who cor
to town from the country will
glad this ordinance .has been passe
And the old show boards that stoi
around the steps at the old con
house were. gone and the streets al
the square were clean. Yes, clea
Just think of it and say well done.
No.w if t'he ei.vie association wi
only get busy and do somethin
Why 'not fix up -the square just
little and put some lawn grass arour
the monument and tell council y<
will help beautify the lot on t]
front if council will give you pe
mission. Fix up one little par
They tell me in Anderson ar
Greenwood and Abbeville there a:
beautiful little parks in the pub]
square and the people are ye:
pioud of them and they are the r
suit of the efforts of the good wome
And yet when the work was fir
started some of the selfish, kickii
merchants opposed just like they te
me thef are doing in Newvberry, bi
now they are ashamed of it and w:
not admit that they ever oppose
the movement. Fact is they tell xi
they tal'ked about an injunlctic
against Mayor Baker at Greenwoo
but he went right on~ and was r
elected, too. It will all come ~righ
The people want to do right but son
of them can't see very far in fr61
of their noses and beyond the dolli
in~ their pooket.
Now, John K.inard, is mighty slo
but he will wake up when. sprii
comes and the lizzards begin
crawl and get his rich friends t
gether and make a move for th
other park-The Idler's Par
Can't I depend on you, John. I b
lieve I can but I am not going to wa
on you till judgment day. I wanta
enjoy that mnyse)f and wanted to 1o<
after the work of its building th
very year of 1910. Get busy.
I Tead in the newspaper the oth
day where there was a man inx t]
hospital at St. Louis who had bei
given a new face and a new count
nance and that the half dozen ph:
sicians and surgeons who were wor
ing on it would irgprove on what nx
ture had done for the man so mus
that even his best girl 'would n
recognize him when he comes out
the hospital. The man was drivii
a wagon and fell off and the ir
wheel .assed over his face. T
physicians found thirty-three fra
tures in the bones in his face.
fixing him up it is stated that it w
n,ecessary to remodel his featur
along entirely new lines. The su
geons wired the 'bones so as to gi
symmet'ry and character to the fa<
Now, if those doctors and surgeo
could just give symmetry and che
aeter to faces without firsk havi
them run over by the hind wheels
a wagon they might do a good bt
iness in other places than St. Loni
m Not a"Royal"
in Washington Herald.
bue let ine hola her hand.
A little while.
se She lives n maner grand,
s- iu regal style.
ip She is ani heiress, understand,
e -und e L aiie ie Lie avic ier hand.
t She let me hold her hand
ey And left the room
el Td give suine sngauc command,
,r-. So I presume.
he I played her as best I could;
ot ).ua see, iL wasn .t very good.
us Baby's Shocking Conduct.
he u'wendolen (greatly shocked)--Oh,
en mother! Baby s spe-aking to all sorts
ad of people he doesn't know!
. REAPING BENEPIT.
From the Experience of Newberry
ad We are fortunate indeed to be able
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be neighbors. The public utteranees of
Newiberry residents on the follow
ur ing subject will interest and benefit
b thousands of our readers. Read this
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to He treated me, but the pain still
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Remember the namei-Doan 'h
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a No. 6994.
ie Of the Condition of The Peoples Nat-!a
r- ional Bank, at Prosperity, in the
k. State of South Carolina, at the
id -Close of Business, January 31st,
e. Loans 'and discounts ....$118,423 .42
a. Overdrafts, secured and
st unsecured.. .. .........361.34
ig U. S. Bonds .to secure
11 circulation .... ......6,230.00
it Premiums on U. S. Bonds 437.50,
11 Banking house, furniture
~d and fixtures .,.. ......3,429. 09
ie Other real estate owned ..4,000.00
~n Due from National banks
d, (not reserve agents) ..16,619.30
e- Due from approved Re
t. serve agents .... ......15,407.71
ie Checks and other cash,
at .items .... .... ......1,066.33
~r -Notes of other National
4banks .... .... .......800.00
Fractional paper curren
e y, niekels and cents .-. 93.23
LE pecie .. . .$ 4,827.65
notes .. .. 10,272.00- 15,099.65
tRedemption. fund with U.
S. treasurer (5 per
e. een~t of circulation) ... 312.50 i
d'otal .... ........ ..$182,300.07 b
is Capital stock paid in .. .$ 25,000.00
Surplus fund .... .... ...7,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex-.
.penses and taxes paid .2,942.01
er National bank notes out
ie standing .... .... ....6,250.00 "
mn Due to other national e
e- banks .... .'... .......118.81
& Due to trust companies
- and savings banks .. ..294.31
a- Dividends unpaid...... 17.00
y Individual deposits sub'
ot ject to cheek .. ..... ..140,5.94
ig Total .... .... .....$182,300.07 id
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, h
2e County of Newberry. ss: 1
e- I, R. T. Pugh, eashier of the above- t
Enamed bank, do solemnly swear that e<
athe above statemen,t is true to the g
ebest of my knowledge ani belief. fa
.rU. T. Pugh, Cashier.
ve Subscribed and sworn t- b.:fore o
:e- me this 8th day of February, 1910. e
sT. A. Domius.ek, n
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of R. L. Luther,
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s. J J. Dominick, f
At the Close of the Busimg
2onder,sed From Report t(
.oans and discounts $269,495.25
urniture and Fixtures 2,275.00
)verdrafts secured and unse
cured 1,758 60
3onds and Stocks 680.00
,ash and due from Banks 59,437.65
40o Paid On 'Sav
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Notes and Bills Rediscount
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