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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
Jerry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, March 1, 1910.
Editor Ayer of the Florence Times
in commenting on the refusal of the
legislature to pass the anti-spitting
law for passenger trains says, "if
we keep on we will be almost as bad
as Germany with its multiplicity of
statutory crimes that make existence
a burden." We do not know how it
is with. Germany but we are piling
up statutes in this country.
Epps Brown has made good. One
year ago he was made general mana
ger and vice-president of the South
era Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Co. Last Thursday at a meeting of
the stockholders in New York he -was
reelected unanimously. He started
with the company as a clerk only some
few years ago and has been promoted
without seeking promotion but in
recognition of merit and faithful ser
vice. The Herald and News is glad.
He is a fine fellow.
Counting the money the State con
tributes to the support of Clemson
'college the expenses for running the
iState government this year are over
two million dollars. The expense ac
couat has been going up in bom
the last few years., Two years ag!)
when the appropriation bill carried a'
little over one and a half million dol
lar some of us thought the limit had
been reached ,but this year it is over
one million eight hundred thousand
and the end is not yet. .
Hon. A. G. Brice has declined the
presidency of the -Due West Female
college. Mr. Brice is a most excellent
gentleman and would have made a'
ndran act of the recent legisa
ture the winding up commission of
the dispensary is given authority to
take the money due by the county
dpensa.ries to certain liquor firms
and apply to judgmenits which the
ommission 'has found against these
?rms for overcharges. D)o the Atlan
ta lawyers get half of this also?
This from the Greenville News is
"As usual, the general assembly
adjourned the minute the- pay stop
'The sapien'ey of this comment is
found in the fact that the members
%| - -of the legislatur.e receive a salary of
$200 per session, whether the yession
lasts ten days or six months.-O
. The only thing the matter with the
observation made by the News, is
that it is not su.ffeiently precise. It
is a fact that the members are now
paid $200 a session, regardless of the
length of the same, instead of. by the
day, and it is also a fact that they
cannot receive pay for more than
* forty days. -But let us examine-into
this matter a little on a basis of the
session just adjourned. Is it not a
fact that all the real .work of this
session could have been done with
in three weeks, with time to spare?
Is it not a fact that the first two
weeks of the session were practical
ly frittered away with almost noth
ing done? iIs it not a fact, that with
.th.e earlier days frittered away, ,the
work of the last days was done in
such a rush as to make it very un
satisfactory and incompleter Is it
* - not a~ fact that the object of the
constitutional provision . requiaing
the members., of the general assem
* jbly should not receive, pay for more
than forty days duri.ng any one
-- ession was to check the tendency
of the members to remain in session
unnecessa.rily, merely for the per
diem? Is it not a fact that the mo
tive of the general assembly in
changing the ' ompensation basi
from per diem to "by the session,"
was to be sure that the -members
should have all there was in it?i Is)
it not a fact that about the only
present reason there is for reniain
ing in session forty days when the
work could just as readily be done
in twenty days, is knowledge of the
fact that if the members were to
..n4,-taim to colleet $200. for only
twenty days' work, the people would
quickly raise a row about it. Is
there anything creditable to the
members in taking forty days to do
what ,they could as easily do in,
twenty days 7 No, we do not see
that there is anything wrong with
the criticism of the News. At any
rate, we will reserve our sympathy
until such time as we find the gen
eral assembly sitting forty-one days
or six moniths for $200.-Yorkville
A great proportion of the qnestions
of the Enquirer could be answered
in the afirmative. Nearly two weeks
of the session were spent in junkets
to the educational institutions at the
expense of the State. The purpose
in maki-ng the pay by the session, at
least that idea was in the minds of
some who voted that way, was to
shorten the session and thus save ex
tra expense of printing and attaches
and in this way make it really a sav
ing to the State.
Then a shorter session would nee
essitate more attention to the really
important matters and not have so
many purely local matters take up
time. But it will come right.
The story is sent out from Wash
ington to a Savannah paper that
Senator Tillman is going to resign
and mentions several prospective
candidates for his seat.
We do not believe Senator Till
man is going to resign immdiately
and if he should it would probably
be to take effect later and thus the
seleetion would ibe left to the pri
mary the coming summer. We would
be delighted to see some of those
mentioned as possibilities enter the
* THE IDLE. - 4
I read a story in a newspaper the
other day which carries a moral. In
one of the States some years ago a
.poor boy wanted a job as a.page in
the legislature and he -needed it. He
went to the capital and called on an
influential politician whom 'he was
told controlled the legislature and
stated his case but he was turned
down. He got along without the job
and some years later he became the
editor of the biggest'newspaper in the
State. One day' this same influential
politician came into' the office of the
editor, the former applicant for a
page, and asked a favor. It was some
thing vital to' him. He 'needed it as
much as the boy needed the job of
page., -The editor said he woulE tell
him a story and then related his un
successful effort to secure the job of1
page and askod: ''Do you expect.me
to grant you -this favor? I was, that'
boy you turned down so hard and
cold." The politician 'leaned over
the table and asked: ''Why in thun
der didn't you tell me then what you
were going to be?"
Do you see the point? We can't
always scometimes tell and a little
'bread cast upon the water will come
back after many days, and sometimes
the days are not so many. ''Cast thy
breed upon the waters; for thou shalt
find it after many days."~ When we
give, of whatever we have, if it be
,biit a cup df e614 water it .will return
to us, if the gift be in the right spir
it. But whoever heard of a politi-.
ian, even an winfluential politician,
caring about anything but :'his own
selfish ends. He cannot see how he
may need the 'help of some people
himslf. If this influential politician
could have known the poor boy apply
ing for page's position was1 going to
be the editor of a big paper whose
help he was going to need he would
have gotten the page position. But
then he might n.ot.have been the in
$luential editor. There are some peo
ple who want your help when they
are in tron~ble but when you need
them -they are not .there. What would
A long time ago I read of the man
who had waited until he 'was in mid
dle life to plant an orchard and then
decided 4that 'he would not plant it be
ause he' was then too old for it to
do him any good. He had come to
that conclusion twice and then aftcr
he got to be 'a very old man he went
to work and planted his orchard. If'
he had considered somebody beside
himself in the first instance he would
have enjoyed the orchard himself
many 'years. He was -not willing to
ast his bread upon the waters for
fear he would not receive direct sel
fish benefit and as a result he had no
orchard. I read somewhere the other
day a good little 'article on this line.
I think it is from the- Spartanburg
Journal, a copy of which paper came
printing in this connection. I know
the sentiment is good and one who
follows the precept will be benefited
Here it is
Working ror Others.
Stephen Girard said: "If I knew
I were to die tomorrow, --neverthe
less, I would plant a tree t'day.''
John Wesley was asked what he
would do if he knew that he woul 1
die that night, and replied thus: "I
would fill my appointment to preach
at a certain place in the afternaoo
and again at night and then go to bed
expecting to wake up -in heaven.''
Both these men believed that the
present duty, whatever it was, rose
superior to any consideration of life
or death. Mr. Girard 's sole purpose
was to benefit others who were to come
after him, and if planting a tree
would furnish shade to the weary or
fruit to the needy it was his supreme
duty to plant a tree. Mr. Wesley
placed the duty of teaching, preach-'
ing and warning above every con
These examples should encourage
young people, clerks, stenographers,
apprentices, all men who work with
hand or brain, to stick so close to
their work that nothing can drair
them away from it.
Another lesson taught is- that ths
opportunity for doing good, for
arousing thought in others, for en
couraging the despondent, for reliev
iTg suffering, is alwayi near at hand,
if our vision is clear enough to see it.
Plant a tree, a flower, say a pleas
ant word, comfort - a crying child,
scatter imiles around, make the world
better and -brighter by your presence
and let yVur example -be such that
you will never be ashamed if some
one walks in your footsteps.
We should live every day is if it
wvere the last and at the same time
as if we expected to live always and
then we will be a blessing to * our
selves as well as to those with whom
we are thrown in daily association.
We will not live so much to our
selves. Selfishness is the crowning
characteristic of the present age.
There can be no doubt of that. It is
shown in the daily life in the com
munity and in the tendency of. leg
islation to control and -direct' the
conduct of individuals.
'Speaking about casting your bread
ron the wateis the following lines
are apropos. They are good for' the
people of -this community 4'f New
berry to digest:
If you see some feller tryin~
For to -make some project go,
2fou can boost it up a trifle;
That's your cue to let hinii know
That you're -not a-goin' to knock it,
iuni'st ,beeause it ain't your 'shout,"
But -you're goin' to boost a little,
'Cause he's got ''the. best thing
. out." .-1
If you know some feller's failin's,
-Just forget 'em, 'eause you know
That same feller's got .some good
Them's the ones you want to show;
''Cast your loaves .out on. thl& waters,
-They'll ' come back," 's a sayin'
Mebbe they will come back ''but
'When some feller boosts for you.
-What Newberry needs rig'ht now
is, accordiing to my limited opportun
ity for observation, a booster's club
and for everybody 'to take his hand
from his - neighbor's throat. There 's
been too much of that sort of' thing
in Newberry 'for a long time and this
town is now too big for it to last-any
longer. If all the business -men would
get together and quit their little
petty bickerings and jealousies and
be willing to live and let live every
body could live better and we would.
soon .have one of the most wide
a.wake communities in this State.
No one man or set of men can run
a .community successfully. There'
must be cooperation of the whole
community.. .:Everybody willing, to
help everybody lse.
But what's the use. Is it worth
while for me to 'be saying these
things. Personally it makes very
little difference -to me. .I have been
unable to get ~a park started. John
Kinard and the civic association, are
all in winter quarters, but I suppose
they ..will come out about the time
the lizzards begin to crawl 'and
maybe they will then planit a few
roses. I saw the other day a pic
*ture of the new court house as the J
grounds ought to look. The. c ivic
association made a break at the
grounds down there but they have
not been finished. Why not do some
thing and then do something else.
But wh.t 's the use ? Is it worth
Week of I
Miss Riser has just r<
ern markets where* she
ing for this store, and v*
feast of spring lovelinei
From one end of the bi
and down stairs, is brin
chandise shown for spr
Read the special barge
then come and secure 3
newest awaiting you.
Hundreds of new Silk patterns just opened.
500 yds. Oyama Silk in all the newest shades
For street and evening w r, 50c. value, 25c. yd.
5oo yds. beautiful Black Taffeta, a $1.50 value,
it 98c. yd.
White Goods! White Goods!
One case of Madras, a great value at 5c. yard.
i case of 12Y2 and i5c. Dimity Checks ioc. yd.
i case short length Madras, a 25c. value, at
i8c yd. -
1 case of Lonsdale Cambric 1254c. yd.
10 ieesRep in tan and blue, etc.,.z5c. value,
ag 15c. yd.
i5 pece Soc Re inall colors 35C. yd.
Suliting, Motor Cloth, EtC.
So pieces in the lot,all colors and tripes, 15c yd.
For the last 10 days case af~
have arrived, and now we are
Douglas Oxfords for Men and
La FRANCE OXFORDS I
kinds and colors for the little (
est and prettiest line of 'Shoes
Great Waist Sale!
300 fine Ladies' Waists in plain, lace and em
broidery trimmed, worth from $1-25 to $1-75,
our sale'price 98c. each.
100 Ladies' Linen Skirts, $1-75 value, at $1.24.
200 Ladies' Linen Skirts, $1 .65 value, at $1.19.
Children's Dresses and Rompers!.
Over 1 ,ooo garments in this great pile:
500 Dresses at -24c. 150 Dresses at 98c
30o Dresses at 49c. 200 Dresses at $1.24.,
300 Rompers at 49c, 1oo Dresses at $1.49.
These Dresses are all nicely 'made and worth
louble the price.
Great Hosiery Sale!
Soo pairs Men's 95c Half Hose at 15c. pair.
300 pairs Men's Soc. Half Hose at 25c. pair.
5oo pairs Misses' Hose, 25c. value, at 15c. pair.
700 pairs Ladies' Hose, 25c..value, at 15c. pair
Mgain WeAsk You to Cw
hturned from the North
spent 'three weeks buy
ie can say COME, the
is'i all ready for you.
g siore to the otheri up"
i full of the newest mer
ing and summer, 191
ns listed- here below,
rour share'of fashion,..
5oo yards Galatea Cloth in short lengths a
a great value at 15C. yd.
'5,ooo yds. beautiful 15C. Ginghams at iod. yd.
I case -ioc. Ginghams at 7%c. yd.
case 83rc. Ginghams at 5c. yd.
Table. liIe Table Une
20 pieces snow white Damask 25e. yd
io pieces snow white 85c. Diaa 47
On cseTowels4c. each
One case Towels 9e. each. *~
One case 4Towels r4c each.
100 nice large $1.25. Spreadsa98eaL
150 nice large $i.65.Spreads at $x.2 eah
50 nice large $2.00 spreads at $1 49.each~
~er casEkof new Spring
ready ,to show you
~OR LAIES-d ails as
nes. Come and see the grea
and Qo rds in Newberry.~
One lot Voile Skirts at Special prices.
One lot Panama Skirts at special priees~
Oecase, almost 1,700 yds., flne 25c. Cott
ade at roc. yard.
Men's Shlirts. Men' Shirs
500-Men's Soc.'Shirts at 25c. each..
30o Men's 85c. Shirts at 49c. egch.
One case Checked Homespun at 5c. yaxd~~
O)ne bale Sea Island 5c. yard.
.One case Calico 5c. yard.
Boys' Pants. Boys Pants
500 pairs Boys' Knee Pants Z4. yair
300 pairs Boys'. Knee Pants 49c. pair. .
300 pairs Boys' Knee Pants 84c. pair.
200 pairs Boys' Knee Pants 98c. pair.
e to the Bargain Feast