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GOOD ROADS; PROMT
Far out in the country, fifteen
miles from the city and six miles
from the nearest village, there is a
rural mail box.
This box is attached to a rural
felephone pole, which stands by
the side of tne turnpike leadiing to
the village and past the village to
There they are together-the Big
Three-the rural mail, the rural
telephone and the improved rural
highway, tile three big things in
country life of the present, big for
the service already accomplished,
and big with the vastness of things
yet to be achieved.
The over-enthusiastie have de
clared that each of these things will
revolutionize existence on the farm.
Calmer persons have asserted that
the three together will effect a revo
lution. Those who are satisfied with
nothing but truth literal in its ex
actness say that these things have
added new charms to farm life and
t mitigated to a considerable degree
its chief drawback, isolation.
Revolution does not seem the
right word to apply to the farm.
Things do not come Lo pass on the
farm by revolution, but by growth.
Growth is evidenced everywhere. It
is the central, interest throughout
the year, eagerly watched, because
its product is the harvest and its
The rural mail, the rural tele
phone, and the good rural roadway
are the seed, therefore, which have
already produced a growth of won
derful beauty and beneficenee, yet
to ripen into a more magnificent
What is the matter with farm life?
The national country life com
mission seriously investigated this
question, and solemnly pronounced
that it was, chiefly, monotony, the
grinding sameness that sends the
housewives of the farm to the in
sane asylums and hurries the youth
of the farm to the towns and cities.
Perhaps 'tis s'o. But what is mo
mwtony save a state of ,mind-a
viewpoint, a habit of thought run
ning in a rut?i
Let'this be affirmed: 'The monot
fony we are considering is the result
of .ignorance and a lack of apprecia
.tion of conditions and opportunities.
.nd this further affirmation: The
mail, the telephone and the good
road ean and will lift this veil of
ignorance and. turn this lack of ap
precation into love for the farm
and for farm life.
'To these three factors should be
* added a fourth-the farmer's auto
mobile. It has not yet arrived, but
.it is arriving. In the automobile
~every farmer will own his own trol
ley and freight car, and the good
rIoad will be his rails and his right
~of way. And the Big Three will
Then become the Big Four.
"Don't you get mighty losesome
out here, with every day the same,"
asked the you'ng city man of the
young country man whom he was
-"Not at all," replied the country
man. "On the farm no days and
*no seasons are alike. Each brings
with it its varying duties and pleas
'To the mind that "is pleased with
a rattle and t.ickled with a straw,"
* ~ that sees nothing but enduring de
light in the cheap and superficial
pleasures and associations of the
- eity, to such a mind the country is
~an acute agony.
But the young country man was
hot of this kind. He had a changed
viewpoint. He had dipped into the
realities at his own door. He had be
come possessed of what has been
well described as "the fatal desire
to see things grow "--a desire a
pleasure of divine origin which,
when once attained, is never lost.
-For the young. man it can become a
;passion, and for old age there is no
Joy in ields.
It is indeed a grea.t joy to minister
~thus at the processes of nature in
the gardens and the open' fields, but
.the ceapacity for this joy can only
~be .acquired from knowledge such as
greater contact wit-h the 'best
thought of the world through the
great agencies of modern times now
yields to every farmer.
Lack of such knowledge has caus
ed too many country men to look as
through a glass darkly upon the
joyous world right at their feet and
call it monotony and isolation.
At noon this young farmer comes
from his fields where his crops with
each day's growth present new as
EASE COUNTRY LIFE.
a different scene.
He comes stained with the cleanly
soil of Mother Earth and beaded
with the perspiration of healthful
toil. He enters the road and stops
at his mail box at the telephone pole.
He takes therefrom his daily paper,
his weekly paper, his agricultural
journal. He reads the markets first.
He glances at the news of th6 world.
His pockets are bulging with mag
azines for his wife.
The magazines contain for her
many suggestions of healthful and
scientific cooking, of the care and
training of children, oh house and
1farmyard sanitaton, of dress and
These things are too important to
keep. They must be discussed with
the wife at the neighboring farm.
The telephone bell jingles and there
follows as gossipy and as interesting
a conversation with the neighbor on
the next farm or the farm two, three
or four miles away, as ever delight
ed the feminine heart.
Not much monotony about this.
Do you know what a "telephone
party" is? If not, you have never
visited a farm house where there is
a telephone. It takes place in the
early evening when the duties of
the day are over and when the busi
ness conversations on the exchange
have ceased. "Central" connects
all the subscribers on the switch
board or such as may be invited to
the party. And everybody talks at
,once, as do people at other parties,
and as the voice of each is known to
the other, no difficulty is experienced
in following the conversation.
T-he hostess, with hor piano near
the -elephone plays. Some one sings
and some one "reads.'" Oh, yes,
that's what they call it on the farm
when some one recites something.
When the performers have finished
there is a crash of applause from
farm-houses within a radius of six
miles, and many are the exclama,
tions of "Oh, how sweet!" "Please
lplay some more."
The hostess who has a phonograph
is very popular, and each new rec
ord is hailed with delight.
And "Central,'' instead of being
a person to be sworn at, becomes a
If there is one thing more than
~another that will put ,new life into a
sleeping rural community, it is the
institution of a farmers' telephone
iWith the coming of the autorue
bile to the farm, ?receded by the
graded and paved highway, the
farmers' children can be whisked to
and from the village school. Per
ishable products can be hurried into
th,e city to take advadnlage of the
dlay's market. And at some future
time on the occasion of a "sure
enough'' party in the country, the
beamir.g headlights of automobiles
will be clustered about a farmhouse
as about a city theatre on the firs't
night of a popular play.
We have not considered the mon
eiy.making features of the farm.
That is already being done better
than we ean do it in fruit, stock,
poult.ry and general farm periodi
cais. Bd~ this may be said: The
farmer is not worried over the pres
ent unusual high price of eggs, but
ter, chicekens and vegetables. He
smiles about it. He likes it. He
has these things for sale.
This vision of country life does
not see a re-establishment of the
magnificent and luxurious estates of
the old world-merely ornamental
or useless or oppressive-but it sees
thousands of prosperous and happy
farm homes lining smooth, white
roads into the cities.
Program of Baraea-Philathea Con
Program of the First Annual
State Convention of the South Car
olina Baraea Philathea Union at
Newberry, South Carolina, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, April 8th,
9th an& 10th, 1910.
Friday Afternoon, April 8th.
Friday Evening, April 8th.
8:00 Addresses of Welcome:
On behalf of the Student Body
of Newberry-J. H. Harms, Presi
dent Newherry College.
On behalf of the Churehes of
Newberry-Rev. M. L. Banks, Pas
tor Central M. E. Church.
On behalf of the Suniday Schools
-WV. H. Hunt, Esq.
On behalf of the Convention
Judge J. J. Gentry, President South
'Carolina Baraea Philathea Union.
The World-Wide Baiaca Move
mn-arshall A. Hudson, Presi
dent Vat'anal Bavrca UTne'on Syra
euse, N. Y. en.
Saturday Morning, April 9th. er(
J,:00 Prayer and Praise Service. 1i
9:30 Convention called to order he,
by J. J. Gentry, State President. ta
10:00 The World Wide Phi.lathea
Movement-Miss Daisy Eckert, Na-!m
tion!al Philathea Field Secretary. th
10:30 Report of State Field See-.
retary I. T. Williams. st
10:45 Review of the State Work all
-J. J. Gentry, State Presi'dent.
11:00 Philathea Opportunity
Dr. E. 0. Watson, Pastor Washing
ton Street Methodist Church, Colum
bia, S. C.
11:30 Organized Work: Why a If
Baraca and Philathea Class-Hon. 'd
Jos. A. McCullough, Greenville, S. C. wi
12:00 Report of Classes. pr
Saturday Afternoon, April 9th. he
3:00 Baraca Conference at First
Baptist Church led by M. A. Hudson. th
Prayer and Praise Service. ..Co
Model Class Demonstration
Round Table. ta
Sunset Prayer Meeting. to
3:00 Philathea Conference at th
Central Methodist Church led by TI
Miss Daisy Eckert, assisted by Mrs. m
W. H. Hu.rt and Miss Irene Lucas. m
Prayer and Praise Service. st
Mo&dil Class Demonstration- M
Sunset Prayer Meeting. m
Saturday Evening, April 9th. e
8:00 Prayer and Praise Service. iS
8:30 Reports of Committee.
8:4.5 Christ and Young Men-Dr. P1
E. M. Poteat, President Furman, Uni- P
versity, Greenville, S. C. ,
9:15 Miscellaneous Busin+s. T]
.Sunday Morning, April 10th. M
Sunrise Prayer Meeting.
11:00 Each pulpit of the city
filled by a visitor.
Sundlay Afternoon, April 10h. er
3:00 Mass meeting at city opera of
Prayer and Praise Service. I
3:30 Baracas and Philatheas at A:
Soul Winners-M. A. Hudson. 04
4:00 The Remedy for an Indiffer-! pc
ent Philathea-Miss Daisy Eckert. m
4:30 The Quiet Hour Service led ze
by Rev. R. S. Truesdale, Pastor'Cen
tral Methodist Chure, Spartanburg,
Sunday Evening, April 10th.
8:00 Prayer and Praise Service.
8:30 The Teacher and the Class
'Dr. Geo. B. Cromer of Newberry.
9:00 The Baraca as a Citizen
iDr. H. N. Snyder, President of Wof
ford, College, Spa.rtan'burg, S. C.
9:30 Farewel.l Service, led by M.
A special program of music has
been arranged by a music <-ommittee
under the direction of Roy Z.
Thomas, and a treat is in store foz
the music lovers of the convention.
Is Peary a Hutnbu.rg.
We are 'not surprised at Pearyi's
refusal to submit to the Congress
committee which is investigating his
claim to the discovery of the North
Pole the proof which 'he so vehe
mently asserted would be decisive.
On the specious plea that he would
thus render his proof worthless-for
creature of a prejudiced investigat
ing board of the American Geo
graphic society has all but admitted
that he is a humbug and is afraid to
give his proof to the world's scien-!
tists. Peai-y and his coon compan'
fion, accompanied by his Eskimo and'
his gumdrops and his dogs, may1
have ~gon'e to the North Pole, but he
has not furnished eonvincing proof i
of the alleged visit. There is a firnt
and .absoiute demand throughout the
country that Peary's claim be thor
oughly probed and there are hun
dreds of thousands who believe that
the probing will reveal the fact that
he got no nearer the Pole than his
disgraced co-claimant to the discov
ery.-Fort Mill Times.
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The poliey holders of The FaI
s' Mutual lasurance Associatio
Newberry county are asked t
ing their policies to Newberry o
turdays, 12th or 19th, or 26th C
>ril 2nd, to me at the Clerk o
mrt 's office. Those t1hat can
ssibly come must send them t
1 by mail. The old policieb will b
placed with new ones.
By order of Board of Directors.
L. L Epting,
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Bargains call on'
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Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rule Encampment, No. 23,
i. O. 0. F., will meet at Klettner's
- Hall the 4th Monday night in each
month at 8 o'clock.
W. 0. Wilson,
e W. G. Peterson, Scribe.
NOTICE or LETTING BRIDGE.
Pursuant to an Act of the Gen.
eral Assembly of the State of Soutl
Carolina, approved 23th February
3910, notice is hereby given that th(
County Board of Commissioners fo>
Newberry county and the Specia:
Commission vested with the author
ity to build a steel or iron bridg(
and approaches by contract at I
a point on Saluda River between Bouk
night's Ferry and' Kempson's Ferr
will receive sealed bids for the on
e struction and erection of the sam(
e until Friday, the 15th day of April
e 1910, at 12 o'clock noon, aftei
L which time the said Commissioner;
e and the said Commission will let sai
e conttract to the lowest responlbk
a bidder, reserving the right, how
ever, to reject any and all bids. Th(
s party to whom said contract i
awarded shall be required to entei
. into bond in double the amount oj
his bid, conditioned for the faithfi
performance of his contract. Plan
a and specifications may be oeen ix
ample time at the office of the un
dersigned Supervisor. The time i
which said work shall be completed
i- and the time of payment thereof
n shall be filed with the plans.
0 L. I. Feagle,
n L. C. Livingston,
r C. L. Leitzsey,
f County Board of Commissioners.
o H. C. Holloway, Clerk.
e 0. B. Mayer,
I. H. Hunt,
Geo. Y. Hunter,
iought at "Low Water Mark"
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When in search of Genuine
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By. Frank M. Sehumpert, Esquire,
Whereas, R. C. Perry hath made
suit to me, to gr.ant him Letters of
AIkdministration of the Estate of and
Ieffects of Orlando M. Jamiesco
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and Creditors -of the said Orlaado
M. Jamieson, deceasgd, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be 'held at Newberry,
S. C., on M'arch 26th, 1910, next af
ter publication thereof, at 11 o'clock
'in the forenoon, to show eause, if
any they have, why the said 'Admin
istration should not be granted.
Given under my EHand, this 9th
day of Mareh Anno Domini, ;1910.
Frank M, Sehumpert,
.! P. N. C.
TOWN AND TOWNSHIP BOARD
OF ASSBSSOES FOR 1910.
The following persons have been
appointed to serve as Town anud
Township Assessors for 1910:
Township No. 1, Town-Otto Klett
ner, Jno. A. Senn and L. W. Floyd.
Township No. 1, County-John'.C.
Neel, S. P. McCracken and G. Me
Township No. 2-Dr. W. C. Blrown,
Cha4, S. Suber and B. B. Leitzsey.
Towns1ip No. 3-J. H. Ringer, E
L.. Glyniph an~d B, U, Maybin
TownsMip No. 4, 'To*ti--Dlavd
Dueaf,- P.B.O'De and K E.
1o#nship No.- 4, God~zty-=-. E.
Sifb. Jaares C.' D'.mean and Sam
Welch WilbuiY aind Garr W. Buford.
Township No.. 6(--% MI vingston,
Geo. P. Boozer and >.. S.- mit.
Township No. 7-Pr~ess N. Bozer,
A. P. Coleman and Joohn W. Senders.
Township No 8-G. T. Bl'air, H.
0. Long and W. H. Long.
Township No 9, Town--A. U.
Hawkins, A. M. Lester and W. T.
Township No. 9, County-J. P.
Harmon, John H. Garrett and J. W.
Township No. 10-Adam L. Aull,
D. B. Cook and W. B. Boinest.
Township No. 11-Perry . Half
acre, R. B. Hipp aind Felix Graham.
The above named assessors are re
quired to meet in the officee of the
County Auditor on Tuesday March
15th, 1910, at 11 o'clock A. M., for
the parpose of taking the oath of
'office and attending to other business
necessary before passing on the as
sessments for 1910. This is an im
pt ait meeting and every mem1ber
isugdand exetdto be present.
Eugene S. Werts,