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E. H. AUL., EDITOR.
c.nrcred at the Postoffice at New
t -rry, S. C.. as 2nd class matter.
Friday, May 6, 1910.
AT THE CROSS ROADS.
Each road overseer within his dis
trict may erct and keep up, at the
expense of the county, at the forks
and cross roads, a post and guide
board, or finger-board, containing an
inscription in legible letters directing
the way and distance to the town or
towns or public place or places, sit
uated on each road respectively, (Sec.
1337, S. C. Code, Vol. 1).
The Columbia Record quotes the
above and writes a very sensible ar
ticle in regard to the importance of
the sign boards being placed at the
cross roads and'suggests that the leg
islature ought to strike out the word
"may" and insert "shall."
We agree with the Record and have
heretofore called attention to the
same law. It would be a great con
venience for travelers through the
country and travel through the coun
try roads has increased very much
and as the roads improve the increase
will be even greater.
Certainly sign boards should be
placed along the improved highways
and they could be so placed without
a great deal of cost.
The business men and employees
from now on through the summer
months have the balance of the after
noons after six o'clock for recreation.
If there was in the city or its suburbs
an attractive park, such as found at
Gaffney or Darlington, and many oth
er towns no larger than Laurens, how
much more enjoyable could the time
be spent.-Laurens Advertiser.
You ought to come down and see
our own Willowbrook. But then it is
in the mill village, and yet there is
niothing to equal it in this State uni
es be Magnolia Gardens at Char
* d And we are going to have a park
over in the city before long. When we
get that good road from here to Lau.r
ens you can come down and spend
the evening with us and see a beauti
There comes up from Newberry
complaints of dullness "within the
county" of things political.-Laurens
But the clouds are rolling away
and things are brightening up politi
cally. We do not stay dull all the
The daily papers a few days ago
published a news item that Prof. A,
G. Rembert delivered an address at
Zoar church in Saluda county on last
Sunday afternoon. We are certain we
heard him deliver an address at Pros
perity on this same Sunday afternoon.
We knew he was very versatile, but
we did not know he had reached the
point where he could speak in two
places twenty-five miles apart on the
same Sundlay afternoon.
A J?PIBIT OF TOLERATIONJ.
Speaking of the result of the elec
tion in Alabama in regard to prohi
bition the Atlanta Qonstitution says
the result is due to extremism which
characterized the prohibition leaders
in the adoption of such extreme leg
islation when prohibition prevailed.
Speaking further of this subject the
"Questions as fundamental as the
ones that have been of recent years
agitating -Alabama are too momentous
.to be arbitr-ated by passion, prejudice
or snap-shot judgment.
"Cool conservatism,' above all, the
application of logic and the test of
reason are required to arrive at laws
and regulations that will meet the
sanction of the public conscience
without doing violence to sanity, prac
ticability and the final equities.
"Whether revolving around prohi
bit-n or any other moral or political
in-extremism in legislation is of
te wOI se than no legislation at all.
S e breeds intolerance, contempt of
.J, eventually, slack adminis
t. a,.ion of the law ushered in Wima
si c., mandatory ardor.
' It was inevitable that the pendu
lum should swing slowly back toward
readjustment. That is what has oc
curred in Alabama, and it should not
eause undue surprise or misgiving or
consternation among even the ele
meuts most sincerely pledged to prog
ress in the whiskey traffic.
"For it appears certain that op3..
barrooms will never return to Ala
bama, as it is equally certain tha.t
open barrooms will never return to
"That is gratifying and eminently
"More so, we think, are the infalli
ble indications that the Southern peo
ple have learned and are learning les
sons in poise, discernment and the
p' :amount need of judgment in ap
proaching the electorate.
"Such a consummation takes right
of-way over every other consideration,
for it may be depended upon to decree
righteous progress in every issue it
is called upon to arbitrate."
It is also true that open barrooms
will never return to South Carolina,
but it is equally true that there is
need for more poise and toleration on
the part of some extreme prohibition
ists. We hope that the time is here
when reason and good sense and good
judgment and the application of logic
will be in evidence in the considera
tion of all questions affecting the civil
and moral conditions of our people in
the consideration of men and -meas
We notice from the papers that
Governor Herbert S. Hadley, of Mis
souri, is an ardent advocate of the
movement for the return of ' city
dwellers to the farm and that the
movement is becoming nation wide.
We notice that a convention is to be
held in St. Louis on the 8th, at which
prominent citizens are to deliver ad
"Back to the Farm" has been the
slogan of The Herald and Nbws for
many years and the editor' has not
only advocated it in this newspper
but also on the stump and 'we are
pleased to see that it is receiving the
attention of prominent citizens
throughout the country.
The proposition is for wealthy men
and philanthropists to encourage the
return to the farm through tIie organ
zation of a National Farm Home as
sociation ,through which farms will
be purchased and sold to those who
desire to return and who are healthy
and industrious and they will be given
a long time in which to pay for them.
The need -of this country is more
small farms worked by the owners.
We wrote a couple paragraphs for
the editorial column of the last issue
in memory of our'friend1 and former
preceptor, Prof. D. Arrington, who
ied last week. In some way the
[nake ready man put the little article
in the "V and A" column and divided
it into three items.
In order to keep the record straight
and to explain the mix-up we reprint
The news of the death df Pro, D.
Arrington last week will bring sad
iess to the hearts of many of the old
boys of Newberry college who had
the privilege of being a pupil of his.
En the good old days of Newberry col
ege when she was struggling Prof.
rrington was a pillar of strength.
But for his sacrifices, together with
Dr. Holland and Dr. Smeltzer, it isi
very probable that Newberry college
would have suspended operations.
e was a scholar and a well rounded
teacher. While his chair was mathe
matics he dould teach any other
branch and. many times when Dr.
Holland had to be absent Prof. Ar
rington would take up iiis work with
the ease of one who taught Latin
and Greek and philosophy regularly.
He was a hard worker and devoted
to teaching. It was a great loss to
the college when he left.
Whenever we passed Danville we
always wired him and in this way we
had the pleasure of seeing him sev-1
eral times after he left Newberry.
The editor of The Herald and News
as one of his old pupils desires to
place a flower' on his grave and to
ene most heartfelt sympathy to
Alabama, which passed probably
the most extreme State-wide prohibi
tin law in any State, seems to have
had a reverse of public sentiment. The
local option candidate for governor
won over his opponent by a major
ity of 12,000. The prohibitionists be
came too extreme. That is the danger
it seems to us in the prohibition
movement. If the pendulum swings
too far to one side it is sure to go
back. We do not believe the State
wide prohibition sentiment is as
strong today in South Carolina as it
was two years ago.
We are inclined to believe that with
our State situated as it is, bordered
on the one side by the ocean and ex
tending on the other to the mountains,
that it would not be wise to under
take State-wide prohibition.
There are very few, if any, of the
counties that now have prohiLticn
that would return to the sale of whis
key but it is hardly just for those
counties to force prohibition or. an
attempt to prohibit, on -those counties
where public sentiment is largely op
posed to prohibition. A better way
would be to create in those counties
a sentiment in favor of prohibition
and when it came the law would pro
bably be better enforced.
The Herald and News does not
think -it wise to begin the agitation
for the relocation of the postoffice.
'The thing that we ought to do now
is to get together and urge the gov
ernment to put up the building and if
anything ask for an increase i.
Newberry ought to have at least a
$100,000 building, whereas we have
only $50,000 for building and lot. If
we open the question of location
again -our people will all be divided
and it will give excuse to the govern
ment for delay in the erection of the
It matters not where it is located,
there will be somebody to say that
some other place is better. We are
sorry that city council began- agita
tion by the appointment of ^tv",
mittee to confer with the chamber of
commerce. We should get together
and ask for an increase in appro
priation and urge that work on the
building be commenced.
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THE IDLEE. *
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We have had refreshing showers
and everybody should feel better.
Even as I write the gentle rain is
falling. You know, I don't like to
hear people complain about the
weather. Something they can't help
or change and then if they' had the
regulating of the weather they could
not run it half as well. We worry too
much any way about things we can't
help. We would live longer, look
better and be shappier if we didn't
worry about things we can't help.
That is the reason I am so young at
my age. I don't' worry, I try to do
my duty as I see it and as I meet it
and let the consequences take care of
I believe Lillian Russell is consid
ered one of the most beautiful women
in America and at fifty she is still
young in appearance and action with'
the sparkle in her eye and the rose
on her cheel. Her remedy or panacea
of youth consists of three don'ts.
"Don't eat any candy-no, not even
"Don't take any cold baths-they
hurt the complexion.
"Don't worry-it doesn't'i get you
anything but wrinkles."
These are very good, especially the
last. I am not so sure about cold'
baths and candy.
The editor has handed me the fol
lowing, but says it dan't' be printed
because it is not accompanied by the
name of the writer, "not for publica
tion, but as a guarantee of good faitp,"
or words to that effect, according to
the old standard of journalism. I
don't see anything libelous in it and
I think I know who wrote it and I
am going to send it in and I want it
print'ed. You see, it deals with the
park, and, you know, that is my hobby
and I am going to keep on riding it.
until I get the park. "Uncle Eli"
doesn't know who I am, so we are~
Mr. Editor: I have been looking fer
a man that I cud take fer The Idler
fer the past few days, but my luck
has failed me, as every man I saw
seemed ter be very busy that I cnn
cluded I wud rite ter him thinking
I might find him that thare way. You
know, Mister Editer, that he's been
chawing the rag about The Idler's
Park fer some time. I will say in
my beginning that I don't think we
need any more Idler's Parks as we
all ready have too many places fer
the Idler's to amuse their selves. We
have one smart man's park and an
other one wud be of some help tc
Mister Idler, I'd like to remind you
that Willow Brook is still or
it has banished from the minds of
the peeple just ax a couple of yer
friends, say, John Kinard and Jin
Burton, they can tell you, I think, bul
if they can't you ax Aunt Jurusha
Jenkins or Becky Ann Jones, she wil:
tell ye and be glad to do so. But ]
can tell you this, if you see Beck3
Ann and tell her that Willow Brook
is not the prettiest place in the city
you will not need The Idler's Park,
but a summer resort or the hospital,
I'll bet my life on that. Come over
to Willow Brook, Mr. Idler, as I know
who you are, I'll ax you miself. Come
over and let Messrs. J. T. Ward and
John Gilliam fasten a pair of them
their little rolling things on your
transmitters. Pshaw! They are skates
as I thought Mr. Hardeman had to]
me once when I axed him. And then
when they get through with you, you
can go over the rustic bridge and
swing to your heart's satisfaction. If
you will come Saturday nite the Phil
athea girls of West End Baptist
church will serve cream to those who
buy it. Mr. Idler, I don't see what
made you rite as you do all the time
about the park. Messrs. Kinard and
Burton know that Mr. Zach Wright
hasn't tol any of you all ter stay away
from Willow Brook and that aint the
worst of it as long as any one be
haves 'as a lady or gentleman he ain't,
fer the more come the prouder he is
so let Mr. Kinard and Mr. Burton rest
awhile and you too, but be sure you
come over to Willow Brook to rest as
there are the comfortable lawn swing
in which any .one can rest. Now let
them rest, as a man will do more by
a little suggestion than by worring
his life outer him er bout a park.
Hope to see something from Becky
Ann about Jeams at Willow Brook
as I have seen him an Becky Ann
there and The Idler I think must
tiodge in as though he was afraid.
Well, now, that's a letter for you,
ain't it? I am sure coming over Sat
urday night and let them Philathea
girls serve me with ice cream, but
thley will have to do it without the
price for I never have any money.
But I am not going to let any body
fasten anything on my "transmitters"
because I don't care to travel too fast.
It is against my nature and you know
one must not go contrary to nature.
Snce the editor requested me I have
quit worrying those two gentlemen
and I am willing for them to take the
rest cure. I like 'em and feel inter
ested in 'em. I can't see why "Uncle
Eli" should object to The Idler's park.
Why not let me have one if I can
get it. Of course, I know when it
is built I will be forgotten and some
one will take .all the credit for the
building and maybe some fellow who
laughed at the idea when I started
the agitation. I have seen that thing
happen in Newberry a number of
times. The fellow who started the
movement and kept hammering until
sentiment was created in its favor and
the thing came, and then it was that
"me and Patsy," and mostly "Me,"
"killed the, bear." I guess the editor
of The Herald and News knows some
thing about that. But it makes no
ifference. It is the park I want, I
don't care what they call it. Did youi
hear a noise? Seems to me I did.
Willowbrook is all right. I know it,
and I am going to get over there -be
fore long, though I don't go out much
Talking about going out at night I
heard some gentlemen complaining
awfully the other day about a town
the ,size of :Newberry having no
churches open on Sunday night. Ydu
know, I felt mightily like asking if
they went to church on Sunday night
when the churches were open, but I
was just a little afraid. Seems to me
if the preachers can get thle grown
people to go to Sunday school in the
afternoon and join a Bible class and
study the Bible along with the chil
dren that they will accomplish a great
deal more good than preaching to
empty pews. But will they go out in
the afternoon- and study the Bible.
You know, the Bible is a -;reat Book
and an interesting Book and the more
you read it and study it the more in
teresting it becomes. The Bible and
old Webster's book, the one I told
you about the last time, the'man who
wrote the dictionary, are the two
greatest books ever published. Shake
speare wa a fine old fellow and un
I hereby announce myself as a canl
didate for reelection to the offic- -f
county treasurer, subject to the Dem
Jno. L. Epps.
For Judge of Probate.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
judge of probate, subject to the Dem
F. M. Schumpert.
For Magistrate Nos. 1 and S.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
magistrate in No. 1 and No. 8 town
ships, subject to the Democratic pri
John Henry Chappell.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the .office of magistrate in
No. 1 and No. 8 townships.
J. C. Sample.
For County Auditor.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for reelection as auditor for
Newberry county, subject to the Dem
E. S. Werts.
derstood human nature as few men.
These three, if you know them and
read them, you will have a good code
of morals to live by and to die by.
And you will understand human na
ture pretty well.
Now, that hospital, of .course New
berry ought to have a hospital and a
Y. M. C. A. and I am going to talk
about them later, but one thing at a
time. The park's the thing now. You
know somebody wrote some beautifulj
lines in commendation of the man
who pursued but one thing at a time
and said he would accomplish much
before life was done, but the fellow
who tried to do every thing never ac
complished anything. I wish I could
remember poetry so :as to quote it,
but I can'tt. Well, you know what I
,am trying to say.
All executors, administrators and
othei- fiduciaries are respectfully
urged to make, upon oath, annual re
turn of any estate remaining in their
care or custody, as required by law,
the first day of July of each year.
Frank M. Schumpert,
May 4th, 1910. ~J. P. N. C.
Notice Street Duty and Dog Tax.
Notice is her1eby given to all per
sons who have not paid 'street duty
and dog tax that after May 7, 1910, all
delinquents will be summoned before
the mayor. Please give this your
By order of council.
C. W. Bishop,
Chief of Police.
Annual Meeting of Stock Holders.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Farmers' Oil Mill will
be held in the court house at New
berry on Wednesday, May 18, at 11
o'clock. Please attend in person or
byproxy.W. C. Brown, I
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make men strong. Ue has
own. Nothing fr.r sale at
Class. YOUR MONEY B.
This Proposition i
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1305 Main Street.
We have just received ship
ment of high grade
One and Two Horse Exten
sion Top Swreys.
Now is your chance of. a
lifetime to get something nice
for your families to enjoy the
hot summer evenings. Bet
ter than automobiles in safe
Fine Top and Open Buggies
All at Prices to suit any one.
E. M. EVANS & Co.
-Qt Galvanized Buckets (1 limit) 1c.
?5c. Turban Hair Rats (2 Limit) 10L
?Oc. Chocolate Cream Drops (Five
Pounds Limit) - - - Pound 10e
Don't forget our Candy. Always fra
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excellence set and
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J. WILSON GIBBES,
South Carolina Agen
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PER KIND OF FOOD.
kind of Groceries that
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~CK if not as represented
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